0000904454-19-000626.txt : 20190911 0000904454-19-000626.hdr.sgml : 20190911 20190911071652 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000904454-19-000626 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13D/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20190911 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20190911 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: PG&E Corp CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001004980 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED [4931] IRS NUMBER: 943234914 STATE OF INCORPORATION: CA FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-52565 FILM NUMBER: 191087166 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 77 BEALE STREET STREET 2: P.O. BOX 770000 CITY: SAN FRANCISCO STATE: CA ZIP: 94177 BUSINESS PHONE: 4159731000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 77 BEALE STREET STREET 2: P.O. BOX 770000 CITY: SAN FRANCISCO STATE: CA ZIP: 94177 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: PG&E CORP DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19961219 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: PG&E PARENT CO INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19951214 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: ABRAMS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001358706 IRS NUMBER: 204043368 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 222 BERKELEY STREET, 21ST FLOOR CITY: BOSTON STATE: MA ZIP: 02116 BUSINESS PHONE: 617-646-6100 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 222 BERKELEY STREET, 21ST FLOOR CITY: BOSTON STATE: MA ZIP: 02116 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: PAMET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20060407 SC 13D/A 1 s13da_09102019-pgecorp.htm SCHEDULE 13D/A FOR PG&E CORPORATION BY ABRAMS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P.

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE 13D
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 2)*
PG&E Corporation
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock, no par value
(Title of Class of Securities)
69331C108
(CUSIP Number)
David C. Abrams
c/o Abrams Capital Management, L.P.
222 Berkeley Street, 21st Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 646-6100


(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
September 9, 2019
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box   ☐.

Note:  Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits.  See § 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).






CUSIP No. 69331C108


Explanatory Note

This Amendment No. 2 amends the statement on Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by (i) Abrams Capital, LLC, (ii) Abrams Capital Management, LLC, (iii) Abrams Capital Management, L.P., (iv) Great Hollow Partners, LLC and (v) David Abrams (together with each of the foregoing, the “Reporting Persons”) on August 7, 2019 (the “Original Schedule 13D”), as amended on August 8, 2019, with respect to common stock of PG&E Corporation (the “Company”).  Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Amendment No. 2 have the meanings set forth in the Original Schedule 13D.

Item 4.
Purpose of Transaction.
Item 4 is hereby amended by adding the following two paragraphs immediately prior to the final paragraph thereof:
On September 9, 2019, certain investment funds managed by Abrams CM LP each entered into a letter agreement with the Company setting forth the terms by which they committed to provide capital to the Company in connection with its plan of reorganization. Each such letter agreement supersedes the letters that each such entity had submitted to the Company on August 7, 2019.
Abrams CM LP presently intends to seek to work with the Company in connection with its development and implementation of a plan of reorganization, which may include matters referred to in items (a) through (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D relating to the Company’s assets, liabilities, capital structure and governance.

Item 7.                  Materials to be Filed as Exhibits.
99.1*
 
Backstop Commitment Letter, dated September 9, 2019, between Abrams Capital Partners II, L.P. and the Company.
99.2*
 
Backstop Commitment Letter, dated September 9, 2019, between Abrams Capital Partners I, L.P. and the Company.
99.3*
 
Backstop Commitment Letter, dated September 9, 2019, between Whitecrest Partners, LP and the Company.
99.4*
 
Backstop Commitment Letter, dated September 9, 2019, between Riva Capital Partners V, L.P. and the Company.
* Filed herewith.


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CUSIP No. 69331C108

SIGNATURES
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated: September 10, 2019

 
 
 
ABRAMS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P.
 
 
By:
ABRAMS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC,
its General Partner
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ David Abrams
 
 
 
 
Name:  David Abrams
Title:    Managing Member
 
 
 
 
 
ABRAMS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ David Abrams
 
 
 
 
Name:  David Abrams
Title:    Managing Member
 
 
 
 
 
ABRAMS CAPITAL, LLC
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ David Abrams
 
 
 
 
Name:  David Abrams
Title:    Managing Member
 
 
 
 
 
GREAT HOLLOW PARTNERS, LLC
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ David Abrams
 
 
 
 
Name:  David Abrams
Title:    Managing Member
 
 
 
 
 
DAVID ABRAMS
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ David Abrams
 
 
 
 
Name:  David Abrams
Title:    Individually
   
       
       
     
     



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CUSIP No. 69331C108

Exhibit 99.1
September 9, 2019
PG&E Corporation
77 Beale Street
P.O. Box 770000
San Francisco, California 94177
Re: Chapter 11 Plan Backstop Commitment Letter
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Reference is hereby made to the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, lead case no. 19-30088 (the “Chapter 11 Cases”), currently pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California (the “Bankruptcy Court”), in which PG&E Corporation (“PG&E” or the “Company”) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (the “Utility” and together with PG&E, the “Debtors”) are debtors in possession.  Reference is further made to the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Plan”) to implement the terms and conditions of the reorganization of the Debtors as provided therein.  Capitalized terms used in this backstop commitment letter (this “Backstop Commitment Letter”) or in the exhibits hereto but not otherwise defined shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Plan.  The word “including” means “including, without limitation”.
In order to facilitate the Debtors’ emergence from Chapter 11, pursuant to this Backstop Commitment Letter, and subject to the terms, conditions and limitations set forth herein and in consideration for the Backstop Commitment Premium, the undersigned Backstop Party (the “Backstop Party”) is willing to purchase, on the Effective Date, an amount of New HoldCo Common Stock up to its Backstop Commitment Amount (as defined herein) at the Backstop Price (as defined herein).
In addition, PG&E has separately solicited and negotiated and expects to enter into substantially similar backstop commitment letters (“Other Backstop Commitment Letters”) with other funding sources (“Other Backstop Parties”) pursuant to which such Other Backstop Parties will commit to purchase New HoldCo Common Stock on the Effective Date (such commitments, “Other Backstop Commitments,” and together with this Backstop Commitment, the “Aggregate Backstop Commitments”).
1. Equity Offerings.
a. Structure.  The Plan, among other things, shall provide that, on the Effective Date, Reorganized HoldCo shall issue shares of New HoldCo Common Stock for up to $14 billion of aggregate net cash proceeds to Reorganized Holdco (the “Equity Offering Cap”).  PG&E shall structure the offering of any such shares of New HoldCo Common Stock (or rights pursuant to which any such shares may be issued or other securities convertible into any such shares) (the “Equity Offering”) in accordance with the terms of this Section 1, including the following parameters:
(i) if the Implied P/E Multiple with respect to such Equity Offering equals or exceeds the greater of (A) 13.5 and (B) 13.5 times one plus any percentage change of the Applicable Utility Index Multiple (as defined herein) as measured on the date of this Backstop Commitment Letter and the Determination Date (as defined herein), then PG&E shall be permitted to conduct the Equity Offering in any form of primary equity offering (including any public offering, regular way offering, at-the-market equity offering, block trade, modified Dutch auction or other auction pricing mechanism, rights offering, private placement, “PIPE” sale or other registered or  unregistered transaction) upon such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Board (a “Permitted Equity Offering”), including such terms and conditions that are reasonably advisable (based on the advice of the Debtors’ tax advisors after consultation with Jones Day) in order to avoid an “ownership change” within the meaning of Section 382 and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder or to otherwise preserve the ability of the Debtors to utilize their net operating loss carryforwards and other tax attributes (collectively, the “NOLs”);
(ii) if the Implied P/E Multiple with respect to the Equity Offering is less than the Implied P/E Multiple required for a Permitted Equity Offering in Section 1(a)(i) above, but equals or exceeds the lesser of (A) 12 and (B) 12 times one plus the percentage change of the Applicable Utility Index Multiple as measured on the date of this Backstop Commitment Letter and the Determination Date (the “Rights Offering Threshold Multiple”), then PG&E shall structure the Equity Offering such that (Y) at least 80%, determined assuming the exercise in full of all of the Rights, of the aggregate cash proceeds of the Equity Offering is to be raised through the exercise of purchase rights (the “Rights”) distributed to holders of PG&E common stock (“Existing Shareholders”) as of a record date to be determined by the Board (the “Record Date”) to purchase shares of New HoldCo Common Stock for cash at a price set forth below (the “Rights Offering”) and (Z) the balance of the aggregate cash proceeds of the Equity Offering is to be raised through any other form of primary equity offering (including any public offering, regular way offering, at-the-market equity offering, block trade, modified Dutch auction or other auction pricing mechanism, private placement, “PIPE” sale or other registered or  unregistered transaction), provided, that entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments have not objected to the identity of the purchasers and ultimate purchasers, as applicable, in such Equity Offering, to the extent such Equity Offering is not a broadly syndicated underwritten public offering, within three business days of receipt of notice from PG&E;
(iii) in both of paragraphs (i) and (ii) above, Reorganized Holdco may also raise equity capital (subject to the Equity Offering Cap) by calling on the Backstop Commitments (after giving effect to any reduction of the Backstop Commitments in connection with a Permitted Equity Offering or a Rights Offering, as applicable); and
(iv) if the Implied P/E Multiple with respect to the Equity Offering would be less than the Rights Offering Threshold Multiple or if for any other reason Reorganized Holdco is unable to execute an Equity Offering, then Reorganized Holdco shall not utilize either a Permitted Equity Offering or a Rights Offering and shall issue shares at the Backstop Price pursuant to the Backstop Commitments up to the Equity Offering Cap less the proceeds of any Additional Capital Sources.
Implied P/E Multiple” means, with respect to any Equity Offering, (A) the price per share at which shares of New Holdco Common Stock are offered to be sold in such Equity Offering (which price (x) in the case of an Equity Offering of rights, shall be the exercise price to acquire a share of New HoldCo Common Stock pursuant to such rights or (y) in the case of an Equity Offering of a security convertible into or exchangeable for shares of New HoldCo Common Stock, shall be the per share price implied by the conversion ratio used to convert the principal amount, liquidation preference or other face amount of such security into a number of shares of New HoldCo Common Stock) (the “Per Share Price”), times (B) the number of fully diluted shares of PG&E (calculated using the treasury stock method) that will be outstanding as of the Effective Date (assuming such Equity Offering and all other equity transactions contemplated by the Plan are consummated and settled on the Effective Date), divided by (C) the Normalized Estimated Net Income as of the Determination Date.
b. Additional Capital Sources.  PG&E shall conduct the Equity Offering in accordance with the Plan.  The net cash proceeds to PG&E of the Equity Offering shall not exceed the Equity Offering Cap, less the sum of (i) the principal amount of debt that is issued by PG&E in excess of $7 billion in connection with the Plan; (ii) the aggregate liquidation preference of preferred stock (“Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock”) that is distributed pursuant to the Plan to holders of Wildfire Claims, on the terms and conditions set forth on Exhibit B pursuant to the Plan; (iii) the principal amount of any Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds issued in connection with the Plan; (iv) the proceeds of any preferred stock issued by the Utility (excluding any Utility Preferred Interests that are Reinstated pursuant to the Plan); (v) the proceeds of any third-party transactions based upon the monetization of any NOLs; and (vi) the principal amount of any other debt that is issued or reinstated by the Utility, excluding any debt that may be issued under clause (v) above, in excess of $27.35 billion in connection with the Plan (the “Additional Capital Sources”).
c. Rights Offering.  With respect to the Rights Offering:
(i) the Rights will have a fixed exercise price equal to (a) the Rights Offering Threshold Multiple times (b) the Normalized Estimated Net Income as of the Determination Date, divided by (c) the number of fully diluted shares of PG&E (calculated using the treasury stock method) that will be outstanding as of the Effective Date (assuming all equity is raised by the exercise of all Rights);
(ii) the Rights shall be transferable;
(iii) the Board shall provide that holders of Rights who fully exercise their Rights will have over-subscription privileges to subscribe for additional shares of New HoldCo Common Stock to the extent other Rights are not exercised, with over-subscription procedures (including pro-ration rules) determined by the Board;
(iv) the Board may provide that the Rights or Rights Offering include such terms and conditions that are reasonably advisable (based on the advice of the Debtors’ tax advisors after consultation with Jones Day) in order to avoid an “ownership change” within the meaning of Section 382 and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder or to otherwise preserve the ability of the Debtors to utilize their NOLs, including limitations on the amount of Rights that are exercisable by holders who, together with persons who have a formal or informal understanding with such holders to make a coordinated acquisition of stock within the meaning of Treasury Regulations 1.382-3(a) (an “Entity”), beneficially own in excess of a specified percentage (e.g., 4.75%) of the outstanding shares of PG&E common stock, subject to exceptions to be determined by the Board; provided, however, that such terms and conditions shall not restrict existing holders of PG&E common stock (including any Entity) from acquiring shares that do not increase their aggregate beneficial ownership to more than 4.75% of the outstanding shares of PG&E common stock immediately after the completion of the Rights Offering; and
(v) the Rights will have such other terms and conditions as may be determined by the Board, as long as such other terms and conditions  are consistent with the Plan and with every other provision of this Backstop Commitment Letter.
d. Subordinated Claims.  To the extent provided in the Plan, the Debtors may issue Rights or New HoldCo Common Stock to holders of Claims against a Debtor that are subject to subordination pursuant to section 510(b) of the Bankruptcy Code and that arise from or are related to any equity security of the Debtor.
e. Documentation.  The definitive documentation for any Permitted Equity Offering or any Rights Offering shall be consistent with the Plan.  For the avoidance of doubt, the organizational documents of the Reorganized HoldCo (including its charter) may include limitations and other terms that are reasonably advisable (based on the advice of the Debtors’ tax advisors after consultation with Jones Day) in order to avoid an “ownership change” within the meaning of Section 382 and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder or to otherwise preserve the ability of the Debtors to utilize their NOLs; provided, however, that the organizational documents shall not be modified or amended in a manner that would restrict existing holders of PG&E common stock (including any Entity) from acquiring shares that do not increase their aggregate beneficial ownership to more than 4.75% of the outstanding shares of PG&E common stock immediately after the completion of the Rights Offering.
f. Use of Proceeds.  The Debtors shall only use the proceeds of an Equity Offering to fund obligations to holders of Wildfire Claims under the Plan.
g. Notices.  Promptly, and in any event, within two days of the Board’s determination of final pricing of any Equity Offering, PG&E shall publicly disclose the form, structure, amount and terms of such Equity Offering, including the Implied P/E Multiple for such Equity Offering.  PG&E shall give the Backstop Party, as soon as reasonably practicable, but in no event later than two business days prior to the Effective Date, (i) written notification setting forth (A) the amount to be funded pursuant to the Backstop Commitment, (B) an estimate of the Backstop Price and (C) the targeted Effective Date and (ii) a subscription form to be completed by the Backstop Party, or other instructions, to facilitate the Backstop Party’s subscription for the New HoldCo Common Stock.
h. Cooperation.  As reasonably requested by the Debtors, the Backstop Party shall reasonably cooperate with the Debtors with respect to providing information relevant to the preservation of the Debtors’ Tax Attributes, including information regarding (i) the number of shares of PG&E common stock owned by such party (on a holder-by-holder basis) prior to the Rights Offering and (ii) the amount of Rights exercised and shares of New HoldCo Common Stock purchased pursuant to the Backstop Commitment by such persons.
2. Backstop.
a. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and to the payment and provision of premium to the Backstop Party as provided in Section 2(c), the Backstop Party, solely on behalf of itself, hereby commits to purchase on the Effective Date an amount of shares of New HoldCo Common Stock at the Backstop Price (the “Backstop Commitment”) up to the dollar amounts set forth on Exhibit B hereto (the “Backstop Commitment Amount”).
b. PG&E and the Backstop Party shall cooperate in good faith to prepare and deliver a subscription agreement and any other documentation necessary to effect the private placement of New HoldCo Common Stock to the Backstop Party in accordance with the terms of this Backstop Commitment Letter, which documentation shall be consistent with this Backstop Commitment Letter and the Plan.
c. The Debtors agree to pay the Backstop Party the Backstop Commitment Premium to the extent provided on Exhibit B and to reimburse on a regular basis the Backstop Party for the reasonable fees and expenses of Jones Day and a financial advisor incurred prior to termination of this Backstop Commitment Letter in connection with the Plan, the Backstop Commitment Letter, and the transactions contemplated herein, provided that such reimbursement shall not exceed $17 million for Jones Day in the aggregate and $19 million for the financial advisor in the aggregate.  The provisions for the payment of the Backstop Commitment Premium and the other provisions provided herein are an integral part of the transactions contemplated by this Backstop Commitment Letter and without these provisions the Backstop Party would not have entered into this Backstop Commitment Letter, and the Backstop Commitment Premium shall, pursuant to an order of the Bankruptcy Court approving this Backstop Commitment Letter, constitute allowed administrative expenses of the Debtors’ estates under sections 503(b) and 507 of the Bankruptcy Code.
d. Reorganized Holdco will enter into a registration rights agreement with the Backstop Party in respect of the shares of New HoldCo Common Stock that the Backstop Party may acquire in accordance with the Plan and this Backstop Commitment Letter, which registration rights agreement shall be in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the holders of a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments.
e. To the extent that PG&E agrees to terms that are more favorable to an Other Backstop Party in an Other Backstop Commitment Letter (excluding terms relating to the size of such Other Backstop Party’s backstop commitment), PG&E shall provide notice of such terms to the Backstop Party no later than 10 days after the Allocation Date and, absent a written objection from the Backstop Party no later than 10 days after the date of such notice, such terms shall be deemed without further action to be incorporated into this Backstop Commitment Letter.
3. Backstop Party Representations.  The Backstop Party hereby represents and warrants, solely as to itself, that (a) it has all limited partnership, corporate or other power and authority necessary to execute, deliver and perform this Backstop Commitment Letter, (b) the execution, delivery and performance of this Backstop Commitment Letter by it has been duly and validly authorized and approved by all necessary limited partnership, corporate or other organizational action by it, (c) this Backstop Commitment Letter has been duly and validly executed and delivered by it and, assuming due execution and delivery by the other parties hereto, constitutes a valid and legally binding obligation of it, enforceable against it in accordance with the terms of this Backstop Commitment Letter, (d) the execution, delivery and performance by the Backstop Party of this Backstop Commitment Letter do not (i) violate the organizational documents of the Backstop Party or (ii) violate any applicable law or judgment applicable to it, (e) as of the date of this Backstop Commitment Letter, its Backstop Commitment is, and as of the date of commencement of any Rights Offering and as of the Effective Date its Backstop Commitment will be, less than the maximum amount that it is permitted to invest in any one portfolio investment pursuant to the terms of its constituent documents or otherwise, (f) it has, as of the date of this Backstop Commitment Letter, and will have, as of the Effective Date, in the aggregate available undrawn commitments and liquid assets at least in the sum of its Backstop Commitment Amount hereunder, and (g) as of September 2, 2019, it and its affiliates (excluding any affiliate that is an Other Backstop Party) beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, 17,131,521 shares of PG&E common stock and had a “put equivalent position” (as defined in Rule 16a-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) of zero shares of PG&E common stock (the number of shares beneficially owned less the number of shares in the put equivalent position being the “Backstop Party’s Shares”).
In addition, the Backstop Party hereby represents and warrants, solely as to itself, as of the date of this Backstop Commitment Letter and as of the Effective Date, that the Backstop Party (i) is acquiring the shares of New HoldCo Common Stock for its own account, solely for investment and not with a view toward, or for sale in connection with, any distribution thereof in violation of any foreign, federal, state or local securities or “blue sky” laws, or with any present intention of distributing or selling such shares in violation of any such laws, (ii) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters and in investments of this type that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its investment in the shares of New HoldCo Common Stock and of making an informed investment decision, and (iii) is an “accredited investor” within the meaning of Rule 501 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).  The Backstop Party understands that Reorganized HoldCo will be relying on the statements contained herein to establish an exemption from registration under the Securities Act and under foreign, federal, state and local securities laws and acknowledges that the shares of New HoldCo Common Stock will not be registered under the Securities Act or any other applicable law and that such shares may not be transferred except pursuant to the registration provisions of the Securities Act (and in compliance with any other applicable law) or pursuant to an applicable exemption therefrom.
4. Conditions to Backstop Party Commitment.  The obligations of the Backstop Party to fund its Backstop Commitment to PG&E in accordance with this Backstop Commitment Letter are further expressly conditioned upon and subject to the satisfaction or written waiver by the Backstop Party, in its sole discretion, at or prior to the Effective Date of each of the following conditions, which PG&E acknowledges are an integral part of the transactions contemplated by this Backstop Commitment Letter and without these conditions the Backstop Party would not have entered into this Backstop Commitment Letter.
a. by November 7, 2019, the Debtors shall have received valid and enforceable Other Backstop Commitments on substantially the same terms and conditions as set forth in this Backstop Commitment Letter that in the aggregate with this Backstop Commitment result in Aggregate Backstop Commitments of no less than the Equity Offering Cap;
b. other than the consummation of any Permitted Equity Offering or the Rights Offering, the satisfaction of all of the other conditions to the Effective Date provided for in the Plan or the waiver of any such conditions by the Debtors in accordance with the Plan (to the extent the Plan expressly provides for the possibility of such a waiver);
c. the Bankruptcy Court shall have entered the Confirmation Order, which shall confirm the Plan with such amendments, modifications, changes and consents as are approved by those entities having no less than a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), and such Confirmation Order shall be in full force and effect, and no stay thereof shall be in effect;
d. this Backstop Commitment Letter shall have been approved by an order of the Bankruptcy Court and such order shall be in full force and effect, and no stay thereof shall be in effect;
e. the transactions contemplated herein shall have been authorized by an order of the Bankruptcy Court (which may be the Confirmation Order) such order shall be in full force and effect, and no stay thereof shall be in effect;
f. total PG&E weighted average earning rate base (including electric generation, electric transmission, electric distribution, gas distribution, gas transmission and storage) for estimated 2021 shall be no less than 95% of $48 billion; and
g. no result, occurrence, fact, change, event, effect, violation, penalty, inaccuracy or circumstance (whether or not constituting a breach of a representation, warranty or covenant set forth in the Plan) that, individually or in the aggregate with any such other results, occurrences, facts, changes, events, effects, violations, penalties, inaccuracies, or circumstances, (i) would have or would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the business, operations, assets, liabilities, capitalization, financial performance, financial condition or results of operations, in each case, of the Debtors, taken as a whole, or (ii) would reasonably be expected to prevent or materially delay the ability of the Debtors to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Backstop Commitment Letter or the Plan or perform their obligations hereunder or thereunder (each a “Material Adverse Effect”) shall have occurred; provided, however, that none of the following results, occurrences, facts, changes, events, effects, violations, penalties, inaccuracies, or circumstances shall constitute or be taken into account in determining whether a Material Adverse Effect has occurred, is continuing or would reasonably be expected to occur: (A) the filing of the Chapter 11 Cases, and the fact that the Debtors are operating in bankruptcy (B) results, occurrences, facts, changes, events, effects, violations, inaccuracies, or circumstances affecting (1) the electric or gas utility businesses in the United States generally or (2) the economy, credit, financial, capital or commodity markets, in the United States or elsewhere in the world, including changes in interest rates, monetary policy or inflation, (C) changes or prospective changes in law (other than any law or regulation of California or the United States that is applicable to any electrical utility) or in GAAP or accounting standards, or any changes or prospective changes in the interpretation or enforcement of any of the foregoing, (D)  any decline in the market price, or change in trading volume, of any securities of the Debtors, (E) any failure to meet any internal or public projections, forecasts, guidance, estimates, milestones, credit ratings, budgets or internal or published financial or operating predictions of revenue, earnings, cash flow or cash position, (F) any wildfire occurring after the Petition Date and prior to January 1, 2020, and (G) one or more wildfires, occurring on or after January 1, 2020, that destroys or damages fewer than 500 dwellings or commercial structures (“Structures”) in the aggregate (it being understood that (I) the exceptions in clauses (D) and (E) shall not prevent or otherwise affect a determination that the underlying cause of any such change, decline or failure referred to therein is a Material Adverse Effect and (II) a Material Adverse Effect shall include the occurrence of one or more wildfires on or after January 1, 2020 destroying or damaging at least 500 Structures within PG&E’s service area where none of the following are true with respect any such wildfire (a) the portion of PG&E’s system at the location of such wildfire was not de-energized; (b) there has been no determination by a final order that such wildfire was caused by a person or entity other than the Utility; and (c) there has been no determination that such wildfire was not caused by the negligence or intentional misconduct of the Utility by a final order of a court having jurisdiction).
5. Termination by the Backstop Party.  Subject to the last paragraph of this Section 5, the Backstop Party may terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter, solely as to itself, by written notice (which shall describe the basis for such termination), on or after the occurrence of any of the following:
a. the Plan has not been filed with the Bankruptcy Court by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on September 9, 2019 or the Plan filed with the Bankruptcy Court on or after such date differs from the draft of the Plan attached hereto as Exhibit A;
b. the condition set forth in Section 4(a) is not satisfied as of November 7, 2019;
c. the Bankruptcy Court has not entered an order approving this Backstop Commitment Letter on or before November 20, 2019;
d. subject to Section 11, (i) the Plan has been amended modified or changed, in each case without the consent of the entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) or (ii) any Plan Supplement or any Plan Document shall have been filed or finalized without the consent of entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed);
e. the Confirmation Order has not been entered by the Bankruptcy Court on or before June 30, 2020 (the “Outside Date”);
f. the Effective Date has not occurred on or before 60 days after entry of the Confirmation Order;
g. the Debtors have failed to perform any of their obligations set forth in this Backstop Commitment Letter, which failure to perform (i) would give rise to the failure of a condition set forth in Section 4(b) or 4(c) and (ii) is incapable of being cured or, if capable of being cured by the Outside Date, the Debtors have not cured within 10 calendar days following receipt by the Debtors of written notice of such failure to perform from the Backstop Party stating the Backstop Party’s intention to terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter pursuant to this Section 5(g) and the basis for such termination;
h. the occurrence of a Material Adverse Effect;
i. the occurrence of one or more wildfires in the Debtors’ service territory after the Petition Date and prior to January 1, 2020 that is asserted by any person to arise out of the Debtors’ activities and that destroys or damages more than 500 Structures; provided, however, that any notice of termination under this clause (i) must be given on or before January 15, 2020;
j. the Debtors’ aggregate liability with respect to Wildfire Claims is determined (whether (i) by the Bankruptcy Court (or the District Court to which the reference has been partially withdrawn for estimation purposes), (ii) pursuant to an agreement between the Debtors and the holders of Wildfire Claims, or (iii) through a combination thereof) to exceed $17.9 billion (the “Wildfire Claims Cap”); provided, however, that for purposes of this clause (j), (A) any Wildfire Claim that the CPUC has approved or agreed to approve for recovery or pass through by the Utility shall not count in determining the Wildfire Claims Cap, and (B) the Wildfire Claims Cap shall be increased by an amount equal to the amount of Wildfire Claims consisting of professional fees that the Bankruptcy Court (or the District Court to which the reference has been partially withdrawn for estimation purposes) determines to be reasonable;
k. the CPUC fails to issue all necessary approvals, authorizations and final orders to implement the Plan prior to the Outside Date, and to participate in the Go-Forward Wildfire Fund, including: (i) provisions satisfactory to entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) pertaining to authorized return on equity and regulated capital structure, (ii) a disposition, satisfactory to entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), of proposals for certain potential changes to PG&E’s corporate structure and authorizations for the Utility to operate as a utility, (iii) a resolution, satisfactory to entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), of claims for monetary fines or penalties under the California Public Utilities Code for conduct prior to the Petition Date, and (iv) approval (or exemption from approval) of the financing structure and securities to be issued under the Plan;
l. if at any time after the first day of the Confirmation Hearing, asserted Administrative Expense Claims exceed $250 million, excluding all (i) ordinary course Administrative Expense Claims, (ii) Professional Fee Claims, and (iii) Disallowed Administrative Expense Claims;
m. there is in effect an order of a governmental authority of competent jurisdiction permanently restraining, enjoining or otherwise prohibiting the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by the Plan, or any law, statute, rule, regulation or ordinance is adopted that makes consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Plan illegal or otherwise prohibited.
PG&E shall promptly provide notice to the Backstop Party of (i) the occurrence of any fact, event, or omission that is not publicly disclosed that gives rise or reasonably can be expected to give rise to a termination right under this Section 5 and (ii) the receipt of any termination notice from any Other Backstop Party, including the asserted basis for such termination, whether or not PG&E concurs therewith.
Upon valid termination of this Backstop Commitment Letter by the Backstop Party (such terminating Backstop Party, a “Terminating Backstop Party”) pursuant to any of Section 5(a) through (m), this Backstop Commitment Letter shall be void and of no further force or effect solely with respect to such Terminating Backstop Party is obligated herein, such Terminating Backstop Party shall be released from its Backstop Commitments, undertakings and agreements under or related to this Backstop Commitment Letter, including its Backstop Commitment, except as explicitly provided herein and there shall be no liability or obligation on the part of such Terminating Backstop Party hereunder, except as expressly provided herein.  Notwithstanding any termination by a Terminating Backstop Party, PG&E shall remain liable for the payment of all earned Backstop Commitment Premiums and expense reimbursement obligations in this Backstop Commitment Letter.
The Backstop Party’s obligations under this Backstop Commitment Letter shall automatically terminate in the event that PG&E has not returned a counter-signed copy of this Backstop Commitment Letter agreeing to its terms on or before the date that is two weeks from the day the Backstop Party furnished a signed copy of this Backstop Commitment Letter to PG&E.
The Backstop Party may not seek to (i) assert the failure of any condition precedent to any of its obligations or agreements under this Backstop Commitment Letter or (ii) terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter (including pursuit of any other remedies), in each case unless the Backstop Party has given written notice to PG&E of such assertion or termination.
Notwithstanding anything in this Backstop Commitment Letter to the contrary, any notice of termination under clauses (d), (g), (h), (i), (k), (l) and (m) shall not be effective unless PG&E has received notices of termination from entities constituting a majority of the outstanding Aggregate Backstop Commitments with respect to the event or circumstance that is the basis for such notice of termination.  PG&E shall provide the Backstop Party with a notice of such effective termination within two business days of the effectiveness of the termination.
In the event that any fact or circumstance would give the Backstop Party the right to terminate under more than one clause in this Section 5, the exercise of a termination right under any one clause shall not prejudice the Backstop Party from exercising a termination right under any other clause based on the same event or circumstance.
6. Termination by PG&E; Defaulting Backstop Party; Extension Options.  PG&E may terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter (including all Backstop Commitments hereunder) (a) at any time prior to countersigning such Backstop Commitment Letter, (b) if, on any date after November 7, 2019, the condition set forth in Section 4(a) would not be satisfied if tested on such date, (c) in the event of a material breach of a representation or warranty of the Backstop Party set forth in Section 3, (d) in the event that the Backstop Party repudiates this Backstop Commitment Letter, purports to terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter if such purported termination is not a valid termination of this Backstop Commitment Letter as determined in a final order of a court with jurisdiction or fails to fund its Backstop Commitment when required to do so in accordance with this Backstop Commitment Letter, (e) if the Backstop Commitment Amount has been reduced to zero in accordance with Section 7, (f) if the Backstop Party has the right to terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter under clause (h), (i), (j) or (m) of Section 5, or (g) if (i) a third party makes a binding proposal to acquire at least 50% of the outstanding PG&E common stock (including by means of a merger, joint venture, partnership, consolidation, dissolution, liquidation, tender offer, recapitalization, reorganization, share exchange, business combination or similar transaction), (ii) either (x) the implementation of such proposal would require the approval of holders of a majority of the PG&E common stock or (y) the price contemplated by such proposal would exceed 125% of the Equity Offering Cap, and (iii) the Board determines in good faith, after consultation with PG&E’s outside legal counsel, that the failure to terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter in response to such proposal would be inconsistent with the exercise of its fiduciary duties to the stockholders of PG&E under applicable law.  In the event of a breach, repudiation, purported termination or failure to fund contemplated by the foregoing clause (c) or (d), the Backstop Party shall be deemed to be a “Defaulting Backstop Party”.  In the event that the Backstop Party becomes a Defaulting Backstop Party, then PG&E may, upon notice to such Defaulting Backstop Party, require the Backstop Party to assign and delegate, without recourse, all its interests, rights (other than any Backstop Commitment Premiums earned prior to the date of such assignment and delegation) and obligations under this Backstop Commitment Letter to a third party that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be an Other Backstop Party, if an Other Backstop Party accepts such assignment and delegation).  Notwithstanding any termination by PG&E under Sections 6(b), (e), (f) or (g), PG&E shall remain liable for the payment of all earned Backstop Commitment Premiums and expense reimbursement obligations in this Backstop Commitment Letter.
In the event that any fact or circumstance would give PG&E the right to terminate under more than one clause in this Section 6, the exercise of a termination right under any one clause shall not prejudice PG&E from exercising a termination right under any other clause based on the same event or circumstance.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, this Backstop Commitment Letter shall automatically terminate on January 20, 2020 (the “Initial Termination Date”).  Provided that this Backstop Commitment Letter remains in full force and effect and has not been otherwise terminated, PG&E may extend the Initial Termination Date to April 30, 2020 (the “First Extension Date”) upon providing written notice to the Backstop Party of its intent to exercise this option (the “First Extension Notice”) no later than three days prior to the Initial Termination Date.  In the event that PG&E has provided the Backstop Party a timely and proper First Extension Notice and this Backstop Commitment Letter remains in full force and effect, PG&E may extend the First Extension Date to the Outside Date (the “Second Extension Date”) upon providing written notice to the Backstop Party of its intent to exercise this option (the “Second Extension Notice”) no later than three days prior to the First Extension Date.  In the event that PG&E has provided the Backstop Party a timely and proper Second Extension Notice and this Backstop Commitment Letter remains in full force and effect, PG&E may extend the Second Extension Date to the 60th day following the Outside Date (the “Third Extension Date”) upon providing written notice to the Backstop Party of its intent to exercise this option (the “Third Extension Notice”) no later than three days prior to the Second Extension Date.
7. Reduction of Commitments by PG&E.
a. In the event that on or prior to November 7, 2019, PG&E receives Aggregate Backstop Commitments that exceed the Equity Offering Cap (such excess, the “Overallotment Amount”), then, on November 8, 2019 (the “Allocation Date”), the Backstop Commitment Amount shall be automatically reduced by an amount equal to (i) the Overallotment Amount, times (ii) a fraction, (A) the numerator of which is the Backstop Party’s Shares and (B) the denominator of which is the aggregate number of shares of PG&E common stock held by the Backstop Party and the Other Backstop Parties, collectively, as of September 6, 2019 (without double counting any shares beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by more than one Backstop Party).  Notwithstanding the foregoing, on the Allocation Date, in the event there is an Overallotment Amount and for the purpose of curing such Overallotment Amount, PG&E may reduce the Backstop Commitment Amount as to any Backstop Party to the extent such reduction is reasonably advisable (based on the advice of the Debtors’ tax advisors after consultation with Jones Day) in order to avoid an “ownership change” within the meaning of Section 382 and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder or to otherwise preserve the ability of the Debtors to utilize their NOLs; provided that such reduction may not be below the amount of Backstop Commitments at which such Backstop Party would maintain its existing percentage ownership of the total outstanding shares of PG&E common stock.  Within three business days of the Allocation Date, PG&E shall provide the Backstop Party with a notice of any adjustment to its Backstop Commitment Amount under this Section 7(a).
b. In the event that, after November 7, 2019, the Debtors (i) receive binding commitments providing for funding from any Additional Capital Sources that (A) have conditions to funding and commitment termination rights that are no less favorable to PG&E than those in this Backstop Commitment Letter and (B) are approved by an order of the Bankruptcy Court, or (ii) actually obtain funding from any Additional Capital Sources, then (x) in the case of clause (i), PG&E may reduce the Backstop Commitment Amount, and (y) in the case of clause (ii), the Backstop Commitment Amount shall be automatically reduced (if not already reduced pursuant to clause (i)), in each case by an amount equal to (A) the amount of such funding, times (B) a fraction, (1) the numerator of which is the Backstop Commitment Amount immediately prior to such reduction and (2) the denominator of which is the Aggregate Backstop Commitments as of immediately prior to such reduction.  Any reduction in the Backstop Commitment pursuant to this Section 7(b) shall not reduce any Backstop Commitment Premium earned prior to the date of such reduction.
c. In the event that the Debtors consummate any Permitted Equity Offering or Rights Offering, the Backstop Commitment Amount shall be automatically reduced by an amount equal to (i) the net cash proceeds of such Permitted Equity Financing or such Rights Offering plus the proceeds of any Additional Capital Sources, as applicable, times (ii) a fraction, (A) the numerator of which is the Backstop Commitment Amount immediately prior to such reduction and (B) the denominator of which is the Aggregate Backstop Commitments as of immediately prior to such reduction.
d. The Debtors shall provide notice to the Backstop Party in the event that the Backstop Commitment Amount is reduced as provided above.  References herein to “Backstop Commitment Amount” or “Backstop Commitment” mean such amounts as adjusted in accordance with the terms of this Backstop Commitment Letter. Any Backstop Commitments that have been terminated or reduced shall be terminated or reduced, as applicable, permanently.
8. Assignment.  This Backstop Commitment Letter (a) is not assignable by the Backstop Party, and any purported assignment shall be null and void ab initio; provided, however, Backstop Party may assign its Backstop Commitment, in whole or in part, to (i) another Backstop Party, (ii) an affiliate of the Backstop Party, or (iii) an investment fund or separately managed account the primary investment advisor or sub advisor to which is a Backstop Party or an affiliate thereof, to the extent such assignee Backstop Party agrees in writing to assume all obligations hereunder of such Backstop Party in connection with such Backstop Commitment, and any assignment under this proviso shall not relieve the Backstop Party from its obligations under this Backstop Commitment Letter, and (b) is intended to be solely for the benefit of the parties hereto and is not intended to confer any benefits upon, or create any rights in favor of, any person or entity other than the parties hereto.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Backstop Party may assign all or any portion of its obligations hereunder to a “qualified institutional buyer” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended), without the consent of any party, provided, however, that (i) absent the prior written consent of PG&E, such assignee (including any Entity) does not, and as a result of such assignment will not, beneficially own more than 4.75% of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments and (ii) any assignment under this sentence shall not relieve the Backstop Party from its obligations under this Backstop Commitment Letter.
9. Entire Agreement.  This Backstop Commitment Letter, including all exhibits hereto, constitutes the entire understanding among the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and replaces and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, both written and oral, between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and, subject to the terms hereof, shall become effective and binding upon the mutual exchange of fully executed counterparts by each of the parties hereto.
10. Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial.  This Backstop Commitment Letter shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to the principles of conflict of laws that would require the application of the law of any other jurisdiction.  By its execution and delivery of this Backstop Commitment Letter, each of the parties hereto irrevocably and unconditionally agrees for itself that any legal action, suit or proceeding against it with respect to any matter under or arising out of or in connection with this Backstop Commitment Letter or for recognition or enforcement of any judgment rendered in any such action, suit or proceeding, may be brought only in the Bankruptcy Court.  By execution and delivery of this Backstop Commitment Letter, each of the parties hereto irrevocably accepts and submits itself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court with respect to any such action, suit or proceeding.  EACH PARTY HERETO UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING REFERRED TO ABOVE.
11. Amendment; Waiver; Counterparts.  This Backstop Commitment Letter may not be amended or waived by or on behalf of the Backstop Party, and no consent may be given hereunder by or on behalf of the Backstop Party (including to an amendment or waiver of any provision of the Plan), except in writing signed by the holders of a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (whether or not the Backstop Party signs such amendment or waiver), and confirmed in writing by the Company; provided, however, that without the prior written consent of the Backstop Party, this Backstop Commitment Letter may not be amended to (a) increase the amount of the Backstop Commitment Amount or Backstop Commitment, (b) decrease the Backstop Commitment Premium, (c) extend the Backstop Commitment beyond the Third Extension Date, (d) amend the definition of “Backstop Price” or any component thereof, and (e) amend, modify, or waive the condition in Section 4(d).  This Backstop Commitment Letter may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which will be an original, and all of which, when taken together, will constitute one agreement.  Delivery of an executed counterpart of this Backstop Commitment Letter by e-mail or portable document format (PDF) will be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Backstop Commitment Letter.
12. Notices.  All notices required or permitted to be given under this Backstop Commitment Letter, unless otherwise stated herein, shall be given by overnight courier at the addresses specified below, or at such other address or addresses as a party may designate for itself in writing, or by email (if confirmed) at the email addresses specified below:
If to the Backstop Party, to the name, address and email address located on the Backstop Party’s signature page to this Backstop Commitment Letter.

If to the Debtors:
PG&E Corporation
77 Beale Street
P.O. Box 770000
San Francisco, California 94177
Attention: Janet Loduca, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Email:  J1Lc@pge.com

with a copy to:

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, New York 10019
Attention:  Richard Hall; Paul Zumbro
Email:  RHall@cravath.com; PZumbro@cravath.com

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York  10153
Attention:  Stephen Karotkin
Email:  Stephen.karotkin@weil.com


13. No Liability.  Notwithstanding anything that may be expressed or implied in this Backstop Commitment Letter, each party hereto acknowledges and agrees that no person other than the Backstop Party (and it permitted assigns) shall have any obligation hereunder (subject to the limitations provided herein) or in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and that (a) notwithstanding that any Backstop Party may be a partnership, limited partnership or limited liability company, no recourse (whether at law, in equity, in contract, in tort or otherwise) hereunder or under any document or instrument delivered in connection herewith, or in respect of any oral representations made or alleged to be made in connection herewith or therewith, shall be had against any former, current or future direct or indirect equity holder, controlling person, general or limited partner, shareholder, member, investment manager or adviser, manager, director, officer, employee, agent, affiliate, assignee, representative or financing source of any of the foregoing) (any such person or entity, other than such Backstop Party, a “Related Party”) or any Related Party of any such Related Party, including, without limitation, any liabilities arising under, or in connection with, the Plan or this Backstop Commitment Letter and the transactions contemplated thereby and hereby, or in respect of any oral representations made or alleged to be made in connection therewith or herewith), whether by the enforcement of any judgment or assessment or by any legal or equitable proceeding, or by virtue of any statute, regulation or other applicable law and (b) no personal liability whatsoever will attach to, be imposed on or otherwise be incurred by any Related Party of the Backstop Party or any Related Party of any such Related Party under this Backstop Commitment Letter or any document or instrument delivered in connection herewith or with the Plan Term Sheet or the Plan (or in respect of any oral representation made or alleged to be made in connection herewith or therewith) or for any action (whether at law, in equity, in contract, in tort or otherwise) based on, in respect of, or by reason of such obligations hereunder or by their creation.
14. Plan Support.  For as long as this Backstop Letter Agreement is in effect, the Backstop Party shall (i) use all reasonable efforts to support the Plan with respect to the treatment of HoldCo Common Interests and to act in good faith to consummate the Plan with respect to any Equity Offering and the Backstop Commitments, (ii) to the extent the Backstop Party is entitled to vote on the Plan, timely vote (or cause to be voted) all of its HoldCo Common Interests and Claims to accept the Plan (and not to change or withdraw any such vote), and (iii) timely vote (or cause to be voted) its HoldCo Common Interests and Claims to reject any plan of reorganization other than the Plan.
15. The Backstop Party shall not be required, pursuant to the terms of this Backstop Commitment Letter, to acquire or purchase any securities or indebtedness in connection with any Equity Offering that, pursuant to the terms of a Backstop Commitment Letter or other agreement, are to be acquired or subscribed for by any other party, nor shall the Backstop Party be required, pursuant to the terms of this Backstop Commitment Letter, to pay any money or other consideration, or exchange any claims whatsoever, which are owing from, or to be transferred from or by, any other party pursuant to the terms of another Backstop Commitment Letter or other agreement.  Nothing in this Backstop Commitment Letter shall be deemed to constitute an agreement or a joint venture or partnership with or between any other person or entity nor constitute any party as the agent of any other person or entity for any purpose.  For the avoidance of doubt, no Backstop Party shall, nor shall any action taken by a Backstop Party hereunder, be deemed to be acting in concert with any other person or entity with respect to the Backstop Commitment or any other matter nor shall the Backstop Commitments hereunder create a presumption that the Backstop Party is in any way acting in concert or as a group with any other person or entity whether as a result of this commitment or otherwise.
16. Each party hereto confirms that it has made its own decision to execute this Backstop Commitment Letter based upon its own independent assessment of documents and information available to it, as it has deemed appropriate.
17. Except as expressly provided in this Backstop Commitment Letter, (a) nothing herein is intended to, or does, in any manner waive, limit, impair or restrict the ability of each party hereto to protect and preserve its rights, remedies and interests, including, without limitation, any claims against or interests in any of the Debtors or other parties, or its full participation in any bankruptcy proceeding, and (b) the parties hereto each fully preserve any and all of their respective rights, remedies, claims and interests as of the date hereof and upon a termination of this Backstop Commitment Letter.  Further, nothing in this Backstop Commitment Letter shall be construed to prohibit any party hereto from appearing as a party-in-interest in any matter to be adjudicated in the Chapter 11 Cases, so long as such appearance and the positions advocated in connection therewith are consistent with this Backstop Commitment Letter and the Plan, and are not for the purpose of, and could not reasonably be expected to have the effect of, hindering, delaying or preventing the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Plan.
[signature page follows]


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Sincerely,

Backstop Party:

ABRAMS CAPITAL PARTNERS II, L.P.

By: Abrams Capital Management, L.P.,
its investment manager

By: Abrams Capital Management, LLC,
its general partner

By: /s/ David Abrams 
Name: David Abrams
Title: Managing Member

Notice Information:
[Redacted]



Accepted and agreed this 9th day of September, 2019, by:

PG&E CORPORATION



By: /s/ Janet C. Loduca 
Name: Janet C. Loduca
Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel



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Exhibit A
Plan of Reorganization
WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP
Stephen Karotkin (pro hac vice)
(stephen.karotkin@weil.com)
Ray C. Schrock, P.C. (pro hac vice)
(ray.schrock@weil.com)
Jessica Liou (pro hac vice)
(jessica.liou@weil.com)
Matthew Goren (pro hac vice)
(matthew.goren@weil.com)
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153-0119
Tel: 212 310 8000
Fax: 212 310 8007
 
KELLER & BENVENUTTI LLP
Tobias S. Keller (#151445)
(tkeller@kellerbenvenutti.com)
Jane Kim (#298192)
(jkim@kellerbenvenutti.com)
650 California Street, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel: 415 496 6723
Fax: 650 636 9251
 
Attorneys for Debtors
and Debtors in Possession

ACCEPTANCES AND REJECTIONS OF THE PLAN MAY NOT BE SOLICITED UNTIL A DISCLOSURE STATEMENT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE BANKRUPTCY COURT. ALL HOLDERS OF CLAIMS AND INTERESTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE PLAN AND THE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT IN THEIR ENTIRETY BEFORE VOTING TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE PLAN.

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION
 
In re:
 
PG&E CORPORATION,
 
             - and -
 
PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY,
 
Bankruptcy Case
No. 19-30088 (DM)
 
Chapter 11
 
(Lead Case)
(Jointly Administered)
 
DEBTORS’ JOINT CHAPTER 11 PLAN OF REORGANIZATION
 
Debtors.
 
◻ Affects PG&E Corporation
◻ Affects Pacific Gas and Electric Company
☑  Affects both Debtors
 
* All papers shall be filed in the Lead Case, No. 19-30088 (DM).



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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I.


DEFINITIONS, INTERPRETATION AND CONSENTS
ARTICLE II.


ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE CLAIMS, PRIORITY TAX CLAIMS AND OTHER UNCLASSIFIED CLAIMS
2.1
Administrative Expense Claims
2.2
Professional Fee Claims
2.3
DIP Facility Claims
2.4
Priority Tax Claims
ARTICLE III.


CLASSIFICATION OF CLAIMS AND INTERESTS
3.1
Classification in General
3.2
Summary of Classification
3.3
Separate Classification of Other Secured Claims
3.4
Nonconsensual Confirmation
3.5
Debtors’ Rights in Respect of Unimpaired Claims
ARTICLE IV.


TREATMENT OF CLAIMS AND INTERESTS
4.1
Class 1A – HoldCo Other Secured Claims
4.2
Class 2A – HoldCo Priority Non-Tax Claims
4.3
Class 3A:  HoldCo Funded Debt Claims
4.4
Class 4A:  HoldCo General Unsecured Claims
4.5
Class 5A-I – HoldCo Public Entities Wildfire Claims
4.6
Class 5A-II – HoldCo Subrogation Wildfire Claims
4.7
Class 5A-III – HoldCo Other Wildfire Claims
4.8
Class 5A-IV – HoldCo Ghost Ship Fire Claims
4.9
Class 6A – HoldCo Workers’ Compensation Claims
4.10
Class 7A – HoldCo Intercompany Claims
4.11
Class 8A – HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claims
4.12
Class 9A – HoldCo Common Interests
4.13
Class 10A – HoldCo Other Interests
4.14
Class 1B – Utility Other Secured Claims
4.15
Class 2B – Utility Priority Non-Tax Claims
4.16
Class 3B:  Utility Funded Debt Claims
4.17
Class 4B:  Utility General Unsecured Claims
4.18
Class 5B-I – Utility Public Entities Wildfire Claims
4.19
Class 5B-II – Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claims
4.20
Class 5B-III – Utility Other Wildfire Claims
4.21
Class 5B-IV – Utility Ghost Ship Fire Claims
4.22
Class 6B – Utility Workers’ Compensation Claims
4.23
Class 7B – 2001 Utility Exchange Claims
4.24
Class 8B – Utility Intercompany Claims
4.25
Class 9B – Utility Subordinated Debt Claims
4.26
Class 10B – Utility Preferred Interests
4.27
Class 11B – Utility Common Interests
ARTICLE V.


PROVISIONS GOVERNING DISTRIBUTIONS
5.1
Distributions Generally
5.2
Plan Funding
5.3
No Postpetition or Default Interest on Claims
5.4
Date of Distributions
5.5
Distribution Record Date
5.6
Disbursing Agent
5.7
Delivery of Distributions
5.8
Unclaimed Property
5.9
Satisfaction of Claims
5.10
Fractional Stock
5.11
Manner of Payment under Plan
5.12
No Distribution in Excess of Amount of Allowed Claim
5.13
Setoffs and Recoupments
5.14
Rights and Powers of Disbursing Agent
5.15
Withholding and Reporting Requirements
5.16
Credit for Distributions under Wildfire Assistance Program
ARTICLE VI.


MEANS FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND EXECUTION OF THE PLAN
6.1
General Settlement of Claims and Interests
6.2
Restructuring Transactions; Effectuating Documents
6.3
Continued Corporate Existence
6.4
The Subrogation Wildfire Trust
6.5
The Other Wildfire Trust
6.6
Public Entities Segregated Defense Fund
6.7
Go-Forward Wildfire Fund
6.8
Officers and Board of Directors
6.9
Management Incentive Plan
6.10
Cancellation of Existing Securities and Agreements
6.11
Cancellation of Certain Existing Security Agreements
6.12
Issuance of New HoldCo Common Stock
6.13
Exit Financing
6.14
Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds or Other Securitized Bonds
6.15
Rights Offering
6.16
Securities Act Registrations or Exemptions
ARTICLE VII.


PROCEDURES FOR DISPUTED CLAIMS
7.1
Objections to Claims
7.2
Resolution of Disputed Administrative Expense Claims and Disputed Claims
7.3
Payments and Distributions with Respect to Disputed Claims
7.4
Distributions After Allowance
7.5
Disallowance of Claims
7.6
Estimation
ARTICLE VIII.


EXECUTORY CONTRACTS AND UNEXPIRED LEASES
8.1
General Treatment
8.2
Determination of Cure Disputes and Deemed Consent
8.3
Rejection Damages Claims
8.4
Survival of the Debtors’ Indemnification Obligations
8.5
Assumption of Employee Benefit Plans
8.6
Collective Bargaining Agreements
8.7
Insurance Policies
8.8
Reservation of Rights
8.9
Modifications, Amendments, Supplements, Restatements, or Other Agreements
ARTICLE IX.


EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PLAN
9.1
Conditions Precedent to Confirmation of the Plan
9.2
Conditions Precedent to the Effective Date
9.3
Satisfaction of Conditions
9.4
Waiver of Conditions
9.5
Effect of Non-Occurrence of Effective Date
ARTICLE X.


EFFECT OF CONFIRMATION
10.1
Binding Effect
10.2
Vesting of Assets
10.3
Release and Discharge of Debtors
10.4
Term of Injunctions or Stays
10.5
Injunction Against Interference with Plan
10.6
Injunction
10.7
Channeling Injunction
10.8
Exculpation
10.9
Releases
10.10
Subordination
10.11
Retention of Causes of Action/Reservation of Rights
10.12
Preservation of Causes of Action
10.13
Special Provisions for Governmental Units
10.14
Document Retention
10.15
Solicitation of Plan
ARTICLE XI.


RETENTION OF JURISDICTION
11.1
Jurisdiction of Bankruptcy Court
ARTICLE XII.


MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
12.1
Dissolution of Statutory Committees
12.2
Substantial Consummation
12.3
Exemption from Transfer Taxes
12.4
Expedited Tax Determination
12.5
Payment of Statutory Fees
12.6
Plan Modifications and Amendments
12.7
Revocation or Withdrawal of Plan
12.8
Courts of Competent Jurisdiction
12.9
Severability
12.10
Governing Law
12.11
Schedules and Exhibits
12.12
Successors and Assigns
12.13
Time
12.14
Notices
12.15
Reservation of Rights

PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the above-captioned debtors, as plan proponents within the meaning of section 1129 of the Bankruptcy Code, propose the following joint chapter 11 plan of reorganization pursuant to section 1121(a) of the Bankruptcy Code.  Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in Article I of the Plan.

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CUSIP No. 69331C108

ARTICLE I.
Definitions, Interpretation and Consents
DefinitionsThe following terms used herein shall have the respective meanings defined below (such meanings to be equally applicable to both the singular and plural):
1.1
2001 Utility Exchange Claim means any Claim against the Utility arising solely from (a) amounts due to the CAISO, PX, and/or various market participants based on purchases or sales of electricity, capacity, or ancillary services by the Utility and other market participants in markets operated by the CAISO and the PX that are subject to determination by FERC in refund proceedings bearing FERC Docket Nos. EL00-95-000 and EL00-98-000 and related subdockets, and (b) amounts due under any settlement agreements, allocation agreements, escrow agreements, letter agreements, other written agreements, or court orders (including orders entered in the chapter 11 case styled In re California Power Exchange Corporation, Case No. LA 01-16577 ES) that expressly relate thereto.
1.2
503(b)(9) Claim means a Claim or any portion thereof entitled to administrative expense priority pursuant to section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code, which Claim was timely filed and Allowed pursuant to the 503(b)(9) Procedures Order.
1.3
503(b)(9) Procedures Order means the Amended Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 503(b)(9) and 105(a) Establishing Procedures for the Assertion, Resolution, and Satisfaction of Claims Asserted Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 503(b)(9) [Docket No. 725].
1.4
Administrative Expense Claim  means any cost or expense of administration of any of the Chapter 11 Cases arising on or before the Effective Date that is allowable under section 503(b) of the Bankruptcy Code and entitled to priority under sections 364(c)(1), 503(b) (including 503(b)(9) Claims), 503(c), 507(a)(2), 507(b), or 1114(e)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code that has not already been paid, including, (a) any actual and necessary costs and expenses of preserving the Debtors’ estates, any actual and necessary costs and expenses of operating the Debtors’ businesses, any indebtedness or obligations incurred or assumed by one or more of the Debtors, as a debtor in possession, during the Chapter 11 Cases, including, for the acquisition or lease of property or an interest in property or the performance of services, or any fees or charges assessed against the estates of the Debtors under section 1930 of chapter 123 of title 28 of the United States Code, (b) any DIP Facility Claim, (c) any Professional Fee Claim and (d) any Intercompany Claim authorized pursuant to the Cash Management Order.
1.5
Aggregate Backstop Commitment Amount means the aggregate amount of all backstop commitments, if any, under all Backstop Commitment Letters; provided, however, that if the backstop commitments under all Backstop Commitment Letters shall be $0, then all consent and other rights hereunder shall no longer apply.
1.6
Allowed means, with reference to any Claim or Interest: (a) any Claim listed in the Debtors’ Schedules, as such Schedules may be amended from time to time in accordance with Bankruptcy Rule 1009, as liquidated, non-contingent, and undisputed, and for which no contrary proof of Claim has been filed; (b) any Claim or Interest expressly allowed hereunder; (c) any Claim or Interest to which a Debtor and the holder of such Claim or Interest agree to the amount and priority of the Claim or Interest, which agreement is approved by a Final Order; (d) any Claim or Interest that is compromised, settled or otherwise resolved or Allowed pursuant to a Final Order (including any omnibus or procedural Final Order relating to the compromise, settlement, resolution, or allowance of any Claims) or under the Plan; or (e) any Claim or Interest arising on or before the Effective Date as to which no objection to allowance has been interposed within the time period set forth in the Plan; provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, unless expressly waived by the Plan, the Allowed amount of Claims or Interests shall be subject to, and shall not exceed the limitations or maximum amounts permitted by, the Bankruptcy Code, including sections 502 or 503 of the Bankruptcy Code, to the extent applicable.  The Reorganized Debtors shall retain all Claims and defenses with respect to Allowed Claims that are Reinstated or otherwise Unimpaired under the Plan.
1.7
Avoidance Action means any action commenced, or that may be commenced, before or after the Effective Date pursuant to chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code including sections 544, 545, 547, 548, 549, 550, or 551 of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.8
Backstop Approval Order means an order of the Bankruptcy Court, approving the Backstop Commitment Letters, which order shall be in form and substance satisfactory to the Debtors and the Backstop Parties.
1.9
Backstop Commitment Letters means those certain letter agreements, as may be amended or modified from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof and the Backstop Approval Order, pursuant to which the Backstop Parties have agreed to purchase shares of New HoldCo Common Stock on the terms and subject to the conditions thereof.
1.10
Backstop Parties means the parties that have agreed to purchase shares of New HoldCo Common Stock on the terms and subject to the conditions of the Backstop Commitment Letters and the Backstop Approval Order.
1.11
Ballot means the form(s) distributed to holders of impaired Claims or Interests on which the acceptance or rejection of the Plan is to be indicated.
1.12
Bankruptcy Code means title 11 of the United States Code, as applicable to the Chapter 11 Cases.
1.13
Bankruptcy Court means the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, having subject matter jurisdiction over the Chapter 11 Cases and, to the extent of any reference withdrawal made under section 157(d) of title 28 of the United States Code, the District Court.
1.14
Bankruptcy Rules means the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure as promulgated by the United States Supreme Court under section 2075 of title 28 of the United States Code, applicable to the Chapter 11 Cases, and any Local Rules of the Bankruptcy Court.
1.15
Business Day means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, or any other day on which banking institutions in New York, New York are required or authorized to close by law or executive order.
1.16
CAISO means the California Independent System Operator Corporation.
1.17
Cash means legal tender of the United States of America.
1.18
Cash Management Order means the Final Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 105(a), 345(b), 363(b), and 363(c), and Fed. R. Bankr. P.6003 and 6004 (i) Authorizing Debtors to (a) Continue Their Existing Cash Management System, (b) Honor Certain Prepetition Obligations Related to the Use Thereof, (c) Continue Intercompany Arrangements, (d) Continue to Honor Obligations Related to Joint Infrastructure Projects, and (e) Maintain Existing Bank Accounts and Business Forms; and (ii) Waiving the Requirements of 11 U.S.C. § 345(b), dated March 13, 2019 [Docket No. 881].
1.19
Cause of Action means, without limitation, any and all actions, class actions,  proceedings, causes of action, controversies, liabilities, obligations, rights, rights of setoff, recoupment rights, suits, damages, judgments, accounts, defenses, offsets, powers, privileges, licenses, franchises, Claims, Avoidance Actions, counterclaims, cross-claims, affirmative defenses, third-party claims, Liens, indemnity, contribution, guaranty, and demands of any kind or character whatsoever, whether known or unknown, asserted or unasserted, reduced to judgment or otherwise, liquidated or unliquidated, fixed or contingent, matured or unmatured, disputed or undisputed, suspected or unsuspected, foreseen or unforeseen, direct or indirect, choate or inchoate, secured or unsecured, assertable directly or derivatively, existing or hereafter arising, in contract or in tort, in law, in equity, or otherwise, whether arising under the Bankruptcy Code or any applicable nonbankruptcy law, based in whole or in part upon any act or omission or other event occurring on or prior to the Petition Date or during the course of the Chapter 11 Cases, including through the Effective Date.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, when referring to Causes of Action of the Debtors or their estates, Causes of Action shall include (a) all rights of setoff, counterclaim, or recoupment and Claims for breach of contracts or for breaches of duties imposed by law or equity; (b) the right to object to any Claim or Interest; (c) Claims (including Avoidance Actions) pursuant to section 362 and chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code, including sections 510, 542, 543, 544 through 550, or 553; (d) Claims and defenses such as fraud, mistake, duress, usury, and any other defenses set forth in section 558 of the Bankruptcy Code; and (e) any Claims under any state or foreign law, including any fraudulent transfer or similar claims.
1.20
Channeling Injunction means the permanent injunction provided for in Section 10.7 of the Plan with respect to Wildfire Claims to be issued pursuant to, and included in, the Confirmation Order.
1.21
Chapter 11 Cases means the jointly administered cases under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code commenced by the Debtors on the Petition Date in the Bankruptcy Court and currently styled In re PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Ch. 11 Case No. 19-30088 (DM) (Jointly Administered).
1.22
Chief Executive Officer means William D. Johnson, the current chief executive officer of HoldCo.
1.23
Claim has the meaning set forth in section 101(5) of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.24
Claims Resolution Procedures means, collectively, the Other Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures and the Subrogation Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures.
1.25
Class means any group of Claims or Interests classified herein pursuant to sections 1122 and 1123(a)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.26
Collateral means any property or interest in property of the estate of any Debtor subject to a lien, charge, or other encumbrance to secure the payment or performance of a Claim, which lien, charge, or other encumbrance is not subject to a Final Order ordering the remedy of avoidance on any such lien, charge, or other encumbrance under the Bankruptcy Code.
1.27
Collective Bargaining Agreements means, collectively, (a) the IBEW Collective Bargaining Agreements, (b) the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently in place between the Utility and the Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, IFPTE, and (c) the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently in place between the Utility and the Service Employees International Union.
1.28
Confirmation Date means the date on which the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court enters the Confirmation Order.
1.29
Confirmation Hearing means the hearing to be held by the Bankruptcy Court regarding confirmation of the Plan, as such hearing may be adjourned or continued from time to time.
1.30
Confirmation Order means the order of the Bankruptcy Court confirming the Plan pursuant to section 1129 of the Bankruptcy Code and approving the transactions contemplated thereby, which shall be in form and substance acceptable to the Debtors.
1.31
CPUC means the California Public Utilities Commission.
1.32
CPUC Approval means all necessary approvals, authorizations and final orders from the CPUC to implement the Plan, and to participate in the Go-Forward Wildfire Fund, including: (a) satisfactory provisions pertaining to authorized return on equity and regulated capital structure; (b) a disposition of proposals for certain potential changes to the Utility’s corporate structure and authorizations to operate as a utility; (c) satisfactory resolution of claims for monetary fines or penalties under the California Public Utilities Code for prepetition conduct; (d) approval (or exemption from approval) of the financing structure and securities to be issued under Article VI of the Plan, including one or more financing orders approving the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds; (e) approval of any hedges executed by the Utility in consultation with the CPUC staff; and (f) any approvals or determinations with respect to the Plan and related documents that may be required by the Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054).
1.33
Creditors Committee means the statutory committee of unsecured creditors appointed by the U.S. Trustee in the Chapter 11 Cases pursuant to section 1102 of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.34
Cure Amount means the payment of Cash or the distribution of other property (as the parties may agree or the Bankruptcy Court may order) as necessary to (a) cure a monetary default, as required by section 365(a) of the Bankruptcy Code by the Debtors in accordance with the terms of an executory contract or unexpired lease of the Debtors, and (b) permit the Debtors to assume or assume and assign such executory contract or unexpired lease under section 365(a) of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.35
D&O Liability Insurance Policies means all unexpired directors’, managers’, and officers’ liability insurance policies (including any “tail policy”) of either of the Debtors.
1.36
Debtors means, collectively, HoldCo and the Utility.
1.37
DIP Facilities means the senior secured postpetition credit facilities approved pursuant to the DIP Facility Order, as the same may be amended, modified, or supplemented from time to time through the Effective Date in accordance with the terms of the DIP Facility Documents and the DIP Facility Order.
1.38
DIP Facility Agents means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., solely in its capacity as administrative agent under the DIP Facility Documents, and Citibank, N.A., solely in its capacity as collateral agent under the DIP Facility Documents, and their respective successors, assigns, or any replacement agents appointed pursuant to the terms of the DIP Facility Documents.
1.39
DIP Facility Claim means any Claim arising under, or related to, the DIP Facility Documents.
1.40
DIP Facility Credit Agreement means that certain Senior Secured Superpriority Debtor-In-Possession Credit, Guaranty and Security Agreement, dated as of February 1, 2019, by and among the Utility as borrower, HoldCo as guarantor, the DIP Facility Agents, and the DIP Facility Lenders, as the same has been or may be further amended, modified, or supplemented from time to time.
1.41
DIP Facility Documents  means, collectively, the DIP Facility Credit Agreement and all other “Loan Documents” (as defined therein), and all other agreements, documents, and instruments delivered or entered into pursuant thereto or entered into in connection therewith (including any collateral documentation) (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time).
1.42
DIP Facility Lenders means the lenders under the DIP Facility Credit Agreement and each other party that becomes a lender thereunder from time to time in accordance with the terms of the DIP Facility Credit Agreement.
1.43
DIP Facility Order means the Final Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 105, 362, 363, 503 and 507, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002, 4001, 6004 and 9014 and (i) Authorizing the Debtors to Obtain Senior Secured, Superpriority, Postpetition Financing, (ii) Granting Liens and Superpriority Claims, (iii) Modifying the Automatic Stay, and (iv) Granting Related Relief [Docket No. 1091], dated March 27, 2019, as may be amended, modified, or supplemented from time to time through the Effective Date.
1.44
DIP Letters of Credit means any letters of credit issued by a DIP Facility Lender pursuant to the DIP Facility Credit Agreement.
1.45
Disallowed means a Claim, or any portion thereof, (a) that has been disallowed by a Final Order, agreement between the holder of such Claim and the applicable Debtor, or the Plan; (b) that is listed in the Debtors’ Schedules, as such Schedules may be amended, modified, or supplemented from time to time in accordance with Bankruptcy Rule 1009, at zero ($0) dollars or as contingent, disputed, or unliquidated and as to which no proof of Claim has been filed by the applicable deadline or deemed timely filed with the Bankruptcy Court pursuant to either the Bankruptcy Code or any Final Order of the Bankruptcy Court or applicable law; or (c) that is not listed in the Debtors’ Schedules and as to which no proof of Claim has been timely filed by the applicable deadline or deemed timely filed with the Bankruptcy Court pursuant to either the Bankruptcy Code or any Final Order of the Bankruptcy Court or under applicable law.
1.46
Disbursing Agent means the Utility (or such Entity designated by the Debtors and without the need for any further order of the Bankruptcy Court) in its capacity as a disbursing agent pursuant to Section 5.6 hereof.
1.47
Disclosure Statement means the disclosure statement relating to the Plan, including, all schedules, supplements, and exhibits thereto, as approved by the Bankruptcy Court pursuant to section 1125 of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.48
Disclosure Statement Order means a Final Order finding that the Disclosure Statement contains adequate information pursuant to section 1125 of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.49
Disputed means with respect to a Claim or any portion thereof (a) that is neither Allowed nor Disallowed under the Plan or a Final Order, nor deemed Allowed under sections 502, 503, or 1111 of the Bankruptcy Code; (b) that has not been Allowed and is listed as unliquidated, contingent, or disputed in the Schedules; or (c) for which a proof of Claim has been filed and related to which the Debtors or any party in interest has interposed a timely objection or request for estimation, and such objection or request for estimation has not been withdrawn or determined by a Final Order.
1.50
Distribution Record Date means the Effective Date, unless otherwise provided in the Plan or designated by the Bankruptcy Court.  The Distribution Record Date shall not apply to Securities of the Debtors deposited with DTC, the holders of which shall receive a distribution in accordance with Article V of this Plan and, as applicable, the customary procedures of DTC.
1.51
District Court means the United States District Court for the Northern District of California having subject matter jurisdiction over the Chapter 11 Cases.
1.52
DTC means the Depository Trust Company.
1.53
Effective Date means a Business Day on or after the Confirmation Date selected by the Debtors, on which the conditions to the effectiveness of the Plan specified in Section 9.2 hereof have been satisfied or otherwise effectively waived in accordance with the terms hereof.
1.54
Eligible Offeree has the meaning set forth in the Rights Offering Procedures, if applicable.
1.55
Employee Benefit Plans means any written contracts, agreements, policies, programs, and plans (including any related trust or other funding vehicle) governing any obligations relating to compensation, reimbursement, indemnity, health care benefits, disability benefits, deferred compensation benefits, travel benefits, vacation and sick leave benefits, savings, severance benefits, retirement benefits, welfare benefits, relocation programs, life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, including written contracts, agreements, policies, programs, and plans for bonuses and other incentives or compensation for the directors, officers, and employees of any of the Debtors.
1.56
Entity has the meaning set forth in section 101(15) of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.57
Exculpated Parties means collectively, and, in each case, in their capacities as such: (a) the Debtors and Reorganized Debtors; (b) the DIP Facility Agents; (c) the DIP Facility Lenders; (d) the Exit Financing Agents; (e) the Exit Financing Lenders; (f) the Funded Debt Trustees; (g) the HoldCo Revolver Lenders; (h) the HoldCo Term Loan Lenders; (i) the Utility Revolver Lenders; (j) the Utility Term Loan Lenders; (k) the Public Entities Releasing Parties; (l) the Statutory Committees; (m) the Backstop Parties; and (n) with respect to each of the foregoing entities (a) through (m), such entities’ predecessors, successors, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliates, managed accounts and funds, current and former officers and directors, principals, equity holders, members, partners, managers, employees, subcontractors, agents, advisory board members, restructuring advisors, financial advisors, attorneys, accountants, investment bankers, consultants, representatives, management companies, fund advisors (and employees thereof), and other professionals, and such entities’ respective heirs, executors, estates, servants, and nominees, in each case in their capacity as such.
1.58
Exit Financing means, collectively, the Exit Revolver Facility, and all other indebtedness to be incurred by the Reorganized Debtors on or about the Effective Date as part of the Plan Funding.
1.59
Exit Financing Agents means, collectively, the Exit Revolver Facility Agent and any other facility agent or indenture trustee acting in such capacity under the Exit Financing Documents.
1.60
Exit Financing Documents means, collectively, the Exit Revolver Facility Documents and all other agreements, indentures, documents, and instruments delivered or entered into pursuant to or in connection with the Exit Financing (including any guarantee agreements and collateral documentation) (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time).
1.61
Exit Financing Lenders means, collectively, the Exit Revolver Facility Lenders and all other lenders or holders (as applicable) under the Exit Financing Documents.
1.62
Exit Financing Term Sheets means those certain term sheets that shall be included in the Plan Supplement that set forth the principal terms of the Exit Financing.
1.63
Exit Revolver Facility means any revolving loan facility provided to the Reorganized Utility or Reorganized HoldCo, pursuant to the Exit Revolver Facility Documents, including the Exit Revolver Facility Credit Agreement, as contemplated by, and which shall be consistent with, the Exit Financing Term Sheets.
1.64
Exit Revolver Facility Agent means the administrative agent or collateral agent (if applicable) under the Exit Revolver Facility Credit Agreement, its successors, assigns, or any replacement agent appointed pursuant to the terms of the Exit Revolver Facility Documents.
1.65
Exit Revolver Facility Credit Agreement means the credit agreement providing for the Exit Revolver Facility, including all agreements, notes, instruments, and any other documents delivered pursuant thereto or in connection therewith (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time), as contemplated by, and which shall be consistent with, the Exit Financing Term Sheets.
1.66
Exit Revolver Facility Documents means, collectively, the Exit Revolver Facility Credit Agreement and all other agreements, documents, and instruments delivered or entered into pursuant thereto or in connection therewith (including any guarantee agreements and collateral documentation) (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time), each of which shall be, to the extent applicable, consistent with the Exit Financing Term Sheets.
1.67
Exit Revolver Facility Lenders means each person who on the Effective Date shall become a lender under the Exit Revolver Facility Documents.
1.68
Federal Judgment Rate means the interest rate of 2.59% as provided under 28 U.S.C. § 1961(a), calculated as of the Petition Date in accordance with In re Cardelucci, 285 F.3d 1231 (9th Cir. 2002).
1.69
Final Order means an order or judgment of the Bankruptcy Court entered by the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court on the docket in the Chapter 11 Cases which has not been reversed, vacated, or stayed and as to which (a) the time to appeal, petition for certiorari, or move for a new trial, reargument, or rehearing has expired and as to which no appeal, petition for certiorari, or other proceeding for a new trial, reargument, or rehearing shall then be pending, or (b) if an appeal, writ of certiorari, new trial, reargument, or rehearing thereof has been sought, such order or judgment of the Bankruptcy Court shall have been affirmed by the highest court to which such order was appealed, or certiorari shall have been denied, or a new trial, reargument, or rehearing shall have been denied or resulted in no modification of such order, and the time to take any further appeal, petition for certiorari, or move for a new trial, reargument, or rehearing shall have expired; provided, that no order or judgment shall fail to be a Final Order solely because of the possibility that a motion under Rule 60 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure has been or may be filed with respect to such order or judgment.  The susceptibility of a Claim to a challenge under section 502(j) of the Bankruptcy Code shall not render a Final Order not a Final Order.
1.70
Funded Debt Claims means, collectively, the HoldCo Funded Debt Claims and the Utility Funded Debt Claims.
1.71
Funded Debt Documents means, collectively, the HoldCo Revolver Documents, the HoldCo Term Loan Documents, the PC Bond Loan Documents, the PC Bond LOC Documents, the Utility Revolver Documents, the Utility Term Loan Documents, and the Utility Senior Notes Documents.
1.72
Funded Debt Trustees means, collectively, the HoldCo Revolver Agent, the HoldCo Term Loan Agent, the Utility Revolver Agent, the Utility Term Loan Agent, and the Utility Senior Notes Trustee.
1.73
General Unsecured Claim means any Claim, other than a DIP Facility Claim, Administrative Expense Claim, Professional Fee Claim, Priority Tax Claim, Other Secured Claim, Priority Non-Tax Claim, Funded Debt Claim, Workers’ Compensation Claim, 2001 Utility Exchange Claim, Wildfire Claim, Ghost Ship Fire Claim, Intercompany Claim, or Subordinated Debt Claim, that is not entitled to priority under the Bankruptcy Code or any Final Order.  General Unsecured Claims shall include any (a) Prepetition Executed Settlement Claim and (b) Claim for damages resulting from or otherwise based on the Debtors’ rejection of an executory contract or unexpired lease.
1.74
Ghost Ship Fire means the fire known as the “Ghost Ship Fire” which occurred in Oakland, California on December 2, 2016.
1.75
Ghost Ship Fire Claim means any Claim related to or arising from the Ghost Ship Fire.
1.76
Go-Forward Wildfire Fund means a long-term, state-wide fund established, pursuant to section 3292(a) of the California Public Utilities Code and the Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054), to pay for certain future wildfire obligations, the terms of which are set forth in the Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054).
1.77
Governmental Unit has the meaning set forth in section 101(27) of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.78
HoldCo means Debtor PG&E Corporation, a California corporation.
1.79
HoldCo Common Interest means any HoldCo Interest which results or arises from the existing common stock of HoldCo, including any Claim against HoldCo subject to subordination pursuant to section 510(b) of the Bankruptcy Code arising from or related to such common stock.
1.80
HoldCo Funded Debt Claims means, collectively, the HoldCo Revolver Claims and the HoldCo Term Loan Claims.
1.81
HoldCo General Unsecured Claim means any General Unsecured Claim against HoldCo.
1.82
HoldCo Ghost Ship Fire Claim means any Ghost Ship Fire Claim against HoldCo.
1.83
HoldCo Intercompany Claim means any Intercompany Claim against HoldCo.
1.84
HoldCo Interest means any Interest in HoldCo immediately prior to the Effective Date.
1.85
HoldCo Other Interest means any HoldCo Interest that is not a HoldCo Common Interest.
1.86
HoldCo Other Secured Claim means any Other Secured Claim against HoldCo.
1.87
HoldCo Other Wildfire Claim means any Other Wildfire Claim against HoldCo.
1.88
HoldCo Priority Non-Tax Claim means any Priority Non-Tax Claim against HoldCo.
1.89
HoldCo Public Entities Wildfire Claim means any Public Entities Wildfire Claim against HoldCo.
1.90
HoldCo Revolver Agent means such entity or entities acting as administrative agent under the HoldCo Revolver Documents, and any of their respective successors, assigns, or replacement agents appointed pursuant to the terms of the HoldCo Revolver Documents.
1.91
HoldCo Revolver Claim means any Claim arising under, or related to, the HoldCo Revolver Documents.
1.92
HoldCo Revolver Credit Agreement means that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 27, 2015, by and among HoldCo, the HoldCo Revolver Agent, and the HoldCo Revolver Lenders, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time.
1.93
HoldCo Revolver Documents means, collectively, the HoldCo Revolver Credit Agreement and all other “Loan Documents” (as defined therein), and all other agreements, documents, and instruments delivered or entered into pursuant thereto or entered into in connection therewith (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time).
1.94
HoldCo Revolver Lenders means the lenders under the HoldCo Revolver Credit Agreement and each other party that becomes a lender thereunder from time to time in accordance with the terms of the HoldCo Revolver Credit Agreement.
1.95
HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claim means any Claim against HoldCo that is subject to subordination under section 510(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, including any Claim for reimbursement, indemnification or contribution, but excluding any HoldCo Common Interest.
1.96
HoldCo Subrogation Wildfire Claim means any Subrogation Wildfire Claim against HoldCo.
1.97
HoldCo Term Loan Agent means Mizuho Bank, Ltd. solely in its capacity as administrative agent under the HoldCo Term Loan Documents, its successors, assigns, or any replacement agent appointed pursuant to the terms of the HoldCo Term Loan Documents.
1.98
HoldCo Term Loan Claim means any Claim arising under, or related to, the HoldCo Term Loan Documents.
1.99
HoldCo Term Loan Credit Agreement means that certain Term Loan Agreement, dated as of April 16, 2018, by and among HoldCo, as borrower, the HoldCo Term Loan Agent, and the HoldCo Term Loan Lenders, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time.
1.100
HoldCo Term Loan Documents means, collectively, the HoldCo Term Loan Credit Agreement and all other “Loan Documents” (as defined therein), including all other agreements, documents, and instruments delivered or entered into pursuant thereto or entered into in connection therewith (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time).
1.101
HoldCo Term Loan Lenders means the lenders under the HoldCo Term Loan Credit Agreement and each other party that becomes a lender thereunder from time to time in accordance with the terms of the HoldCo Term Loan Credit Agreement.
1.102
HoldCo Workers’ Compensation Claim means any Workers’ Compensation Claim against HoldCo.
1.103
IBEW Collective Bargaining Agreements mean, collectively, the two (2) Collective Bargaining Agreements currently in place between the Utility and IBEW Local 1245: (i) the IBEW Physical Agreement, and (ii) the IBEW Clerical Agreement.
1.104
IBEW Local 1245 means Local Union No. 1245 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
1.105
Impaired means, with respect to a Claim, Interest, or Class of Claims or Interests, “impaired” within the meaning of sections 1123(a)(4) and 1124 of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.106
Indemnification Obligation means each of the Debtors’ indemnification obligations existing or outstanding prior to the Effective Date, whether arising by statute, agreement, in the bylaws, certificates of incorporation or formation, limited liability company agreements, other organizational or formation documents, board resolutions, management or indemnification agreements, or employment or other contracts, for their current and former directors, officers, managers, employees, attorneys, accountants, restructuring advisors, financial advisors, investment bankers, and other professionals and agents of the Debtors, as applicable.
1.107
Insurance Policies means any insurance policy issued to any of the Debtors or under which the Debtors have sought or may seek coverage, including the D&O Liability Insurance Policies.
1.108
Intercompany Claim means any Claim against a Debtor held by either another Debtor or by a non-Debtor affiliate which is controlled by a Debtor (excluding any Claims of an individual).
1.109
Interest means (a) any equity security (as defined in section 101(16) of the Bankruptcy Code) of a Debtor, including all units, shares, common stock, preferred stock, partnership interests, or other instrument evidencing any fixed or contingent ownership interest in any Debtor, including any option, warrant, or other right, contractual or otherwise, to acquire any such interest in a Debtor, whether or not transferable and whether fully vested or vesting in the future, that existed immediately before the Effective Date and (b) any Claim against any Debtor subject to subordination pursuant to section 510(b) of the Bankruptcy Code arising from or related to any of the foregoing.
1.110
Interim Compensation Order means the Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 331 and 105(a) and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2016 for Authority to Establish Procedures for Interim Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses of Professionals [Docket No. 701].
1.111
Lien has the meaning set forth in section 101(37) of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.112
Management Incentive Plan means the post-emergence management incentive plan for certain of the Reorganized Debtors’ employees on the terms set forth in the Management Incentive Plan Term Sheet that may be established and implemented at the discretion of the New Board on or after the Effective Date.
1.113
Management Incentive Plan Term Sheet means that certain term sheet that sets forth the principal terms of the Management Incentive Plan.
1.114
Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock means mandatory convertible preferred stock of Reorganized HoldCo, which may be issued under the Plan on terms substantially consistent with the term sheet annexed hereto as Exhibit A.
1.115
New Board means, on and as of the Effective Date, the board of directors of Reorganized HoldCo, and the board of directors of the Reorganized Utility, as applicable.
1.116
New HoldCo Common Stock means the common stock of HoldCo issued in connection with the implementation of the Plan.
1.117
New Organizational Documents means, if applicable, the forms of articles of incorporation or other forms of organizational documents and bylaws, as applicable, of the Reorganized Debtors, substantially in the form included in the Plan Supplement and which shall be in form and substance acceptable to the Debtors.
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North Bay Public Entities means, collectively, (a) the City of Clearlake, a California municipal corporation duly organized and existing by virtue of the laws of the State of California; (b) the City of Napa, a California municipal corporation duly organized and existing by virtue of the laws of the State of California; (c) the City of Santa Rosa, a California municipal corporation duly organized and existing by virtue of the laws of the State of California; (d) the County of Lake, a general law county and political subdivision of the State of California duly organized and existing by virtue of the laws of the State of California; (e) Lake County Sanitation District, a sanitary district organized under the laws of the State of California; (f) the County of Mendocino, a general law county and political subdivision of the State of California, duly organized and existing by virtue of the laws of the State of California; (g) Napa County, a general law county and political subdivision of the State of California, duly organized and existing by virtue of the laws of the State of California; (h) the County of Nevada, a general law county and political subdivision of the State of California, duly organized and existing by virtue of the laws of the State of California; (i) the County of Sonoma, a general law county and political subdivision of the State of California, duly organized and existing by virtue of the laws of the State of California; (j) the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, a public agency formed pursuant to the Public Resources code sections 5500, et seq.; (k) Sonoma County Community Development Commission, a public and corporate entity pursuant to section 34110 of the California Health & Safety Code; (l) Sonoma County Water Agency, a public agency of the State of California; (m) Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District, a sanitary district organized under the laws of the State of California; and (n) the County of Yuba, a general law county and political subdivision of the State of California, duly organized and existing by virtue of the laws of the State of California.
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Ordinary Course Professionals Order means the Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 105(a), 327, 328, and 330 Authorizing the Debtors to Employ Professionals Used in the Ordinary Course of Business Nunc Pro Tunc to the Petition Date, dated February 28, 2019 [Docket No. 707].
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Other Secured Claim means a Secured Claim that is not a DIP Facility Claim or Priority Tax Claim.
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Other Wildfire Claim means any Wildfire Claim which is not a Public Entities Wildfire Claim or a Subrogation Wildfire Claim.
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Other Wildfire Claims Cap means $8.4 billion.
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Other Wildfire Claims Estimation Consideration means, at the option of the Reorganized Debtors, either (a) Cash, (b) wildfire victims recovery property created pursuant to the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds, or other securitized bonds, and the proceeds of such bonds (if applicable), (c) New HoldCo Common Stock, or (d) Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock (if applicable) (or any combination of the foregoing) having an aggregate value equal to an amount to be estimated pursuant to the Other Wildfire Claims Estimation Proceeding.
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Other Wildfire Claims Estimation Proceeding means a proceeding or proceedings initiated in the Bankruptcy Court and/or District Court, which shall conclude prior to or at the Confirmation Hearing, pursuant to which the applicable court shall estimate the Debtors’ aggregate liability with respect to Other Wildfire Claims, for purposes of confirming and implementing the Plan.
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Other Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures means the procedures for the resolution, liquidation, and payment of Other Wildfire Claims by the Other Wildfire Trust, substantially in the form included in the Plan Supplement and described in the Disclosure Statement.
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Other Wildfire Trust means one or more trusts established on the Effective Date, in accordance with Section 6.5 of the Plan, to administer, process, settle, resolve, liquidate, satisfy, and pay all Other Wildfire Claims.
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Other Wildfire Trust Advisory Board means the advisory board appointed by the board of directors of the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable to oversee the Other Wildfire Trust in accordance with the Plan and the Other Wildfire Trust Agreement; provided that, in the event the Debtors intend that an Other Wildfire Trust will be funded (at least in part) through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, the nature of the powers and responsibilities of the Other Wildfire Trust Advisory Board shall not impair the use of tax-exempt financing.
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Other Wildfire Trust Agreement means that certain trust agreement or agreements by and among the Debtors, the Other Wildfire Trust, and the Other Wildfire Trustee, substantially in the form included in the Plan Supplement.
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Other Wildfire Trustee means the Person or Persons selected by the Debtors, subject to the approval of the Bankruptcy Court, and identified in the Plan Supplement, to serve as the trustee(s) of the Other Wildfire Trust, and any successor thereto, appointed pursuant to the Other Wildfire Trust Agreement; provided that, in the event the Debtors intend that an Other Wildfire Trust will be funded (at least in part) through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, the identity of the Person or Persons to be selected to serve as the trustee of such Other Wildfire Trust shall not impair the use of tax-exempt financing.
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PC Bond Documents means, collectively, the PC Bond Loan Documents and the PC Bond LOC Documents.
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PC Bond Loan Documents means each of the following loan agreements, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time,  (a) Loan Agreement between the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank and the Utility, dated August 1, 2009 (Series 2009 A); (b) Loan Agreement between the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank and the Utility, dated August 1, 2009  (Series 2009 B); (c) Amended and Restated Loan Agreement between California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank and the Utility, dated September 1, 2010 (Series 2008F); (d) Loan Agreement between the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank and the Utility, dated April 1, 2010 (Series 2010 E); (e) Loan Agreement between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority and the Utility, dated September 1, 1997 (1997 Series B-C); (f) First Supplemental Loan Agreement between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority and the Utility, dated December 1, 2003 (1997 Series B); (g) Loan Agreement between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority and the Utility, dated May 1, 1996 (1996 Series A-G); (h) First Supplemental Loan Agreement between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority and the Utility, dated July 1, 1998 (1996 Series A-G); and (i) Third Supplemental Loan Agreement between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority and the Utility, dated December 1, 2003 (1996 Series C, E, F).
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PC Bond LOC Documents means each of the following reimbursement agreements, as assigned, amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time: (a) Reimbursement Agreement (Series 2009A) between the Utility and Union Bank, N.A., dated June 5, 2014;  (b) Reimbursement Agreement (Series 2009B) between the Utility and Union Bank, N.A., dated June 5, 2014; (c) Reimbursement Agreement between the Utility and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, New York Branch relating to California Pollution Control Financing Authority Pollution Control Refunding Revenue Bonds (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) 1997 Series B, dated December 1, 2015; (d) Reimbursement Agreement between the Utility and Mizuho Bank Ltd. relating to California Pollution Control Financing Authority Pollution Control Refunding Revenue Bonds (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) 1996 Series C, dated December 1, 2015; (e) Reimbursement Agreement between the Utility and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation relating to California Pollution Control Financing Authority Pollution Control Refunding Revenue Bonds (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) 1996 Series E, dated December 1, 2015; and (f) Reimbursement Agreement between the Utility and TD Bank N.A. relating to California Pollution Control Financing Authority Pollution Control Refunding Revenue Bonds (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) 1996 Series F, dated December 1, 2015.
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Person has the meaning set forth in section 101(41) of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Petition Date means January 29, 2019, the date on which the Debtors commenced the Chapter 11 Cases.
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Plan means this chapter 11 plan, as the same may be amended, supplemented, or modified from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and the terms hereof.
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Plan Document means any of the documents, other than this Plan, to be executed, delivered, assumed, or performed in connection with the occurrence of the Effective Date, including the documents to be included in the Plan Supplement, all of which shall be in form and substance as provided herein.
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Plan Funding means, collectively, (a) the proceeds from the incurrence of the Exit Financing and the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds or other securitized bonds (if applicable), (b) the proceeds of any Rights Offering, if implemented, (c) any other sources of funding used for distributions under the Plan, including from any underwritten primary or secondary equity offering, a direct equity investment, Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock (if applicable), and/or other equity-linked securities, and (d) Cash on hand.  For the avoidance of doubt, Plan Funding does not include any Claim that has been Reinstated pursuant to the Plan.
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Plan Supplement means the forms of certain documents effectuating the transactions contemplated herein, which documents shall be filed with the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the deadline set to file objections to the confirmation of the Plan, including, but not limited to: (a) the Schedule of Rejected Contracts; (b) the Wildfire Trust Agreements; (c) the New Organizational Documents (to the extent such New Organizational Documents reflect material changes from the Debtors’ existing organizational documents and bylaws); (d) to the extent known, information required to be disclosed in accordance with section 1129(a)(5) of the Bankruptcy Code; (e) the Exit Financing Term Sheets; (f) if applicable, the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Term Sheets; (g) the Subrogation Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures; and (h) the Other Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures.   Such documents shall be consistent with the terms hereof, provided, that, through the Effective Date, the Debtors shall have the right to amend, modify, or supplement documents contained in, and exhibits to, the Plan Supplement in accordance with the terms of the Plan.
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Prepetition Executed Settlement Claim means any liquidated Claim against a Debtor, other than a 2001 Utility Exchange Claim, arising from a binding award, agreement, or settlement fully effective prior to the Petition Date, which for the purposes of the Plan shall be Allowed in the amount set forth in the applicable award, agreement or settlement.
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Priority Non-Tax Claim means any Claim, other than an Administrative Expense Claim or a Priority Tax Claim, entitled to priority in payment as specified in section 507(a)(3), (4), (5), (6), (7), or (9) of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Priority Tax Claim means any Claim of a Governmental Unit of the kind entitled to priority in payment as specified in sections 502(i) and 507(a)(8) of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Professional means an Entity, excluding those Entities entitled to compensation pursuant to the Ordinary Course Professionals Order that is retained pursuant to an order of the Bankruptcy Court in accordance with sections 327, 363, or 1103 of the Bankruptcy Code and to be compensated for services rendered pursuant to sections 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, and 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Professional Fee Claim means any Administrative Expense Claim for the compensation of a Professional and the reimbursement of expenses incurred by such Professional through and including the Effective Date to the extent such fees and expenses have not been paid pursuant to any Final Order (including, but not limited to, any fees of a Professional held back in accordance with the Interim Compensation Order or otherwise).  To the extent the Bankruptcy Court denies or reduces by a Final Order any amount of a Professional’s requested fees and expenses (whether or not paid pursuant to an order granting interim allowance), then the amount by which such fees or expenses are reduced or denied shall reduce the applicable Professional Fee Claim.
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Professional Fee Escrow Account means an interest-bearing account in an amount equal to the Professional Fee Reserve Amount and funded by the Debtors in Cash on the Effective Date, pursuant to Section 2.2(b) of the Plan.
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Professional Fee Reserve Amount means the total amount of Professional Fee Claims estimated in accordance with Section 2.2(c) of the Plan.
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Public Entities means, collectively, (a) the North Bay Public Entities; (b) the Town of Paradise; (c) the County of Butte; (d) the Paradise Park and Recreation District; (e) the County of Yuba; and (f) the Calaveras County Water District.
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Public Entities Operative Complaints means all complaints filed by the Public Entities in relation to the Wildfires, including the complaints filed in Calaveras County Water District v. PG&E, No. 34-2018-00238630 (Cal. Super. Ct. Sacramento Cty), the Public Entity Master Complaint filed in Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4853, Butte Fire Cases, No. JCCP 4853 (Cal. Super. Ct. Sacramento Cty.), City of Clearlake v. PG&E Corp. et al., No. CV419398 (Cal. Super. Ct. Lake Cty.), City of Napa v. PG&E Corp. et al., No. 19CV000148 (Cal. Super. Ct. Napa Cty.), City of Santa Rosa v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, et al., No. SCV-262772 (Cal. Super. Ct. Sonoma Cty.), County of Lake v. PG&E Corp. et al., No. CV-419417 (Cal. Super. Ct. Lake Cty.), Mendocino County v. PG&E Corporation et al., No. SCUK-CVPO-18-70440 (Cal. Super. Ct. Mendocino Cty.), Napa County v. PG&E Corporation et al., No. 18CV000238 (Cal. Super. Ct. Napa Cty.), County of Nevada v. PG&E Corp. et al., No. CU19-083418 (Cal. Super. Ct. Nevada Cty.), County of Sonoma v. PG&E Corporation et al., No. SCV-262045 (Cal. Super. Ct. Sonoma Cty.), County of Yuba v. PG&E Corp. et al., No.  CVCV19-00045 (Cal. Super. Ct. Yuba Cty.), the Public Entity Master Complaint filed in Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4955 (California North Bay Fire Cases, No. JCCP 4955 (Cal. Super. Ct. San Francisco Cty.), Butte County v. PG&E Corp et al., No. 19CV00151 (Cal. Super. Ct. Butte Cty.) and Town of Paradise v. PG&E Corporation et al., No. 19CV00259 (Cal. Super. Ct. Butte Cty.).
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Public Entities Plan Support Agreements means the Plan Support Agreements as to Plan Treatment of Public Entities’ Wildfire Claims, each dated June 18, 2019, by and between the Debtors and the Public Entities.
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Public Entities Releasing Parties means the Public Entities and any subsidiary, affiliate, department, agency, political subdivision, or instrumentality thereof.
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Public Entities Segregated Defense Fund means a segregated fund established for the benefit of the Public Entities in the amount of $10 million, which funds shall be used by the Reorganized Debtors solely to reimburse the Public Entities for any and all legal fees and costs associated with the defense or resolution of any Public Entities Third Party Claims against a Public Entity, in accordance with the Public Entities Plan Support Agreements.
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Public Entities Settlement Distribution Protocol means the $1.0 billion in Cash, to be deposited in a trust account and distributed in accordance with the Plan and the Public Entities Plan Support Agreements, to satisfy the Public Entities Wildfire Claims.
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Public Entities Third Party Claims means any past, present, or future Claim held by entities or individuals other than the Debtors or the Public Entities against the Public Entities that in any way arises out of or relates to the Wildfires, including but not limited to any Claim held by individual plaintiffs or subrogated insurance carriers against the Public Entities for personal injuries, property damage, reimbursement of insurance payments, and/or wrongful death that in any way arises out of or relates to the Wildfires.
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Public Entities Wildfire Claim means any Wildfire Claim against the Debtors, including any Claim pleaded or asserted or that could have been pleaded or asserted based on the factual allegations set forth in the Public Entities Operative Complaints or that were filed or could be filed by the Public Entities in connection with the Chapter 11 Cases whether arising under California law or any other applicable law of the United States (state or federal) or any other jurisdiction, in each case whether such claims are absolute or contingent, direct or indirect, known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, in contract, tort or in equity, under any theory of law.
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PX means the California Power Exchange Corporation.
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Reinstatement means (a) leaving unaltered the legal, equitable, and contractual rights to which a Claim or Interest entitles the holder of such Claim or Interest in accordance with section 1124 of the Bankruptcy Code, or (b) if applicable under section 1124 of the Bankruptcy Code:  (i) curing all prepetition and postpetition defaults other than defaults relating to the insolvency or financial condition of the applicable Debtor or its status as a debtor under the Bankruptcy Code; (ii) reinstating the maturity date of the Claim; (iii) compensating the holder of such Claim for damages incurred as a result of its reasonable reliance on a contractual provision or such applicable law allowing the Claim’s acceleration; and (iv) not otherwise altering the legal, equitable or contractual rights to which the Claim entitles the holder thereof, and Claims are Reinstated when the requirements for Reinstatement have been met by Debtors.
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Released Parties means, collectively, and in each case in their capacities as such:  (a) the Debtors and Reorganized Debtors; (b) the DIP Facility Agents; (c) the DIP Facility Lenders; (d) the Exit Financing Agents; (e) the Exit Financing Lenders; (f) the Backstop Parties; (g) the Public Entities Releasing Parties;  and (h) with respect to each of the foregoing entities (a) through (g), such entities’ predecessors, successors, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliates, managed accounts and funds, current and former officers and directors, principals, equity holders, members, partners, managers, employees, subcontractors, agents, advisory board members, restructuring advisors, financial advisors, attorneys, accountants, investment bankers, consultants, representatives, management companies, fund advisors (and employees thereof), and other professionals, and such entities’ respective heirs, executors, estates, servants, and nominees, in each case in their capacity as such.
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Releasing Parties means, collectively, and, in each case, in their capacities as such: (a) the Debtors; (b) the Reorganized Debtors, (c) any holder of a Claim that is Unimpaired under the Plan that does not file a timely objection to the releases provided for in Section 10.9(b) of the Plan; (d) any holder of a Claim (i) who votes to accept or reject the Plan, or (ii) whose vote to accept or reject the Plan is solicited but that does not vote either to accept or to reject the Plan and, in each case, does not indicate on a duly completed ballot submitted on or before the Voting Deadline that such holder opts out of granting the releases set forth in Section 10.9(b) of the Plan; (e) the DIP Facility Agents; (f) the DIP Facility Lenders; (g) the Exit Financing Agents; (h) the Exit Financing Lenders; (i) the Funded Debt Trustees; (j) the HoldCo Revolver Lenders; (k) the HoldCo Term Loan Lenders; (l) the Utility Revolver Lenders; (m) the Utility Term Loan Lenders; (n) the holders of Utility Senior Notes Claims; (o) the Public Entities Releasing Parties; (p) the Statutory Committees; (q) the Backstop Parties and (r) with respect to each of the foregoing entities (a) through (q), such entities’ predecessors, successors, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliates, managed accounts and funds, current and former officers and directors, principals, equity holders, members, partners, managers, employees, subcontractors, agents, advisory board members, restructuring advisors, financial advisors, attorneys, accountants, investment bankers, consultants, representatives, management companies, fund advisors (and employees thereof), and other professionals, and such entities’ respective heirs, executors, estates, servants, and nominees, in each case in their capacity as such.
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Reorganized Debtors means each of the Debtors, or any successor thereto, as reorganized, pursuant to and under the Plan, on the Effective Date.
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Reorganized HoldCo means HoldCo as reorganized, pursuant to and under the Plan, on the Effective Date.
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Reorganized Utility means the Utility as reorganized, pursuant to and under the Plan, on the Effective Date.
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Restructuring means the restructuring of the Debtors, the principal terms of which are set forth in the Plan, the Plan Documents and the Plan Supplement.
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Restructuring Transactions has the meaning set forth in Section 6.2(a) of the Plan.
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Rights Offering means, if implemented, an offering pursuant to which each Eligible Offeree is entitled to receive subscription rights to acquire shares of New HoldCo Common Stock in accordance with the Plan, the Rights Offering Procedures, and the Backstop Commitment Letters.
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Rights Offering Procedures means, if applicable, the procedures governing and for the implementation of the Rights Offering, as approved by the Bankruptcy Court.
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Schedule of Rejected Contracts means the schedule of executory contracts and unexpired leases to be rejected by the Debtors pursuant to the Plan, to be filed as part of the Plan Supplement.
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Schedules means the schedules of assets and liabilities and the statements of financial affairs filed by the Debtors under section 521 of the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rule 1007, and the Official Bankruptcy Forms of the Bankruptcy Rules as such schedules and statements have been or may be amended, supplemented, or modified from time to time.
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Secured Claim means any Claim secured by a Lien on property in which a Debtor’s estate has an interest or that is subject to setoff under section 553 of the Bankruptcy Code, to the extent of the value of the Claim holder’s interest in such estate’s interest in such property or to the extent of the amount subject to setoff, as applicable, as determined pursuant to sections 506(a) and, if applicable, 1129(b) of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Securities Act means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended from time to time.
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Security has the meaning set forth in section 101(49) of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Statutory Committees means collectively, the Creditors Committee and the Tort Claimants Committee.
1.171
Subordinated Debt Claim means any HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claim and any Utility Subordinated Debt Claim.
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Subrogation Claims Cap means $8.5 billion.
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Subrogation Wildfire Claim means any Wildfire Claim that arises from subrogation (whether such subrogation is contractual, equitable, or statutory), assignment (whether such assignment is contractual, equitable, or statutory), or otherwise in connection with payments made or to be made by an insurer or similar entity to another person on account of damages or losses relating in any way to any Wildfire, including attorneys’ fees, and whether arising as a matter of state or federal law, including, without limitation, under section 509 of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Subrogation Wildfire Claims Estimation Consideration means, at the option of the Reorganized Debtors, either (a) Cash, (b) wildfire victims recovery property created pursuant to the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds, or other securitized bonds, and the proceeds of such bonds (if applicable), (c) New HoldCo Common Stock, or (d) Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock (if applicable) (or any combination of the foregoing) having an aggregate value equal to an amount to be estimated pursuant to the Subrogation Wildfire Claims Estimation Proceeding.
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Subrogation Wildfire Claims Estimation Proceeding means a proceeding or proceedings initiated in the Bankruptcy Court and/or the District Court, which shall conclude prior to or at the Confirmation Hearing, pursuant to which the applicable court will estimate the Debtors’ aggregate liability with respect to Subrogation Wildfire Claims, for purposes of confirming and implementing the Plan. 
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Subrogation Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures means the procedures for the resolution, liquidation, and payment of Subrogation Wildfire Claims by the Subrogation Wildfire Trust substantially in the form included in the Plan Supplement and described in the Disclosure Statement.
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Subrogation Wildfire Trust means one or more trusts established on the Effective Date, in accordance with Section 6.4 of the Plan, to administer, process, settle, resolve, liquidate, satisfy, and pay all Subrogation Wildfire Claims.
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Subrogation Wildfire Trust Advisory Board means the advisory board appointed by the board of directors of the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, to oversee the Subrogation Wildfire Trust in accordance with the Plan and the Subrogation Wildfire Trust Agreement; provided that, in the event the Debtors intend that a Subrogation Wildfire Trust will be funded (at least in part) through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, the nature of the powers and responsibilities of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust Advisory Board shall not impair the use of tax-exempt financing.
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Subrogation Wildfire Trust Agreement means that certain trust agreement or agreements by and among the Debtors, the Subrogation Wildfire Trust, and the Subrogation Wildfire Trustee, substantially in the form included in the Plan Supplement.
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Subrogation Wildfire Trustee means the Person or Persons selected by the Debtors, subject to the approval of the Bankruptcy Court, to serve as the trustee or trustees of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust, and any successor thereto, appointed pursuant to the Subrogation Wildfire Trust Agreement; provided that, in the event the Debtors intend that a Subrogation Wildfire Trust will be funded (at least in part) through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, the identity of the Person or Persons to be selected to serve as the trustee of such Subrogation Wildfire Trust shall not impair the use of tax-exempt financing.
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Tax Code means title 26 of the United States Code, as amended from time to time.
1.182
Tort Claimants Committee means the official committee of tort claimants appointed by the U.S. Trustee in the Chapter 11 Cases pursuant to section 1102 of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Trading Order means the Final Order Pursuant to Sections 105(a) and 362 of the Bankruptcy Code Establishing (1) Notification Procedures and Certain Restrictions Regarding Ownership and Acquisitions of Stock of the Debtors and (2) a Record Date Regarding the Ownership of Claims Against the Debtors with Respect to Certain Notification and Sell-Down Procedures and Requirements, dated March 27, 2019 [Docket No. 1094].
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U.S. Trustee means Andrew S. Vara, Acting United States Trustee for Region 3, or such other person appointed to serve as the United States Trustee in respect of the Chapter 11 Cases.
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Unimpaired means, with respect to a Claim, Interest, or Class of Claims or Interests, not “impaired” within the meaning of section 1124 of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Utility means Debtor Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California corporation.
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Utility Common Interest means any Interest in the Utility that is not a Utility Preferred Interest.
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Utility Funded Debt Claim means any Claim arising under, or related to, the Utility Funded Debt Documents.
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Utility Funded Debt Documents means, collectively, the (i) Utility Revolver Documents, (ii) Utility Term Loan Documents, (iii) Utility Senior Notes Documents, and (iv) PC Bond Documents.
1.190
Utility General Unsecured Claim means any General Unsecured Claim against the Utility.
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Utility Ghost Ship Fire Claim means any Ghost Ship Fire Claim against the Utility.
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Utility Intercompany Claim means any Intercompany Claim against the Utility.
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Utility Letters of Credit means any letters of credit issued by a Utility Revolver Lender pursuant to the Utility Revolver Documents.
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Utility Other Secured Claim means any Other Secured Claim against the Utility.
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Utility Other Wildfire Claim means any Other Wildfire Claim against the Utility.
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Utility Preferred Interest means any Interest in the Utility which results or arises from preferred stock issued by the Utility.
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Utility Priority Non-Tax Claim means any Priority Non-Tax Claim against the Utility.
1.198
Utility Public Entities Wildfire Claim means any Public Entities Wildfire Claim against the Utility.
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Utility Revolver Agent means Citibank, N.A., solely in its capacity as administrative agent under the Utility Revolver Documents, its successors, assigns, or any replacement agent appointed pursuant to the terms of the Utility Revolver Documents.
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Utility Revolver Credit Agreement means that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 27, 2015, by and among Utility, the Utility Revolver Agent, and the Utility Revolver Lenders, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time.
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Utility Revolver Documents means, collectively, the Utility Revolver Credit Agreement and all other “Loan Documents” (as defined therein), including all other agreements, documents, and instruments delivered or entered into pursuant thereto or entered into in connection therewith (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time).
1.202
Utility Revolver Lenders means the lenders under the Utility Revolver Credit Agreement and each other party that becomes a lender thereunder from time to time in accordance with the terms of the Utility Revolver Credit Agreement.
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Utility Senior Notes means, collectively, the following series of notes issued by the Utility pursuant to the Utility Senior Notes Indentures:  (a) 3.50% Senior Notes due October 1, 2020; (b) 3.50% Senior Notes due October 1, 2020; (c) 4.25% Senior Notes due May 15, 2021; (d) 3.25% Senior Notes due September 15, 2021; (e) 2.45% Senior Notes due August 15, 2022;  (f) 3.25% Senior Notes due June 15, 2023; (g) 4.25% Senior Notes due August 1, 2023; (h)  3.85% Senior Notes due November 15, 2023; (i) 3.75% Senior Notes due February 15, 2024; (j) 3.40% Senior Notes due August 15, 2024; (k) 3.50% Senior Notes due June 15, 2025; (l) 3.50% Senior Notes due June 15, 2025, (m) 2.95% Senior Notes due March 1, 2026;  (n)  3.30% Senior Notes due March 15, 2027; (o) 3.30% Senior Notes due December 1, 2027; (p)  4.65% Senior Notes due August 1, 2028; (q)  6.05% Senior Notes due March 1, 2034; (r) 5.80% Senior Notes due March 1, 2037; (s) 5.80% Senior Notes due March 1, 2037; (t)  6.35% Senior Notes due February 15, 2038; (u) 6.25% Senior Notes due March 1, 2039; (v)  5.40% Senior Notes due January 15, 2040; (w) 5.40% Senior Notes due January 15, 2040; (x) 4.50% Senior Notes due December 15, 2041; (y) 4.45% Senior Notes due April 15, 2042; (z) 3.75% Senior Notes due August 15, 2042; (aa) 4.60% Senior Notes due June 15, 2043; (bb) 5.125% Senior Notes due November 15, 2043; (cc) 4.75% Senior Notes due February 15, 2044; (dd) 4.75% Senior Notes due February 15, 2044; (ee) 4.30% Senior Notes due March 15, 2045; (ff) 4.30% Senior Notes due March 15, 2045; (gg) 4.25% Senior Notes due March 15, 2046; (hh) 4.00% Senior Notes due December 1, 2046; (ii) 4.00% Senior Notes due December 1, 2046; and (jj) 3.95% Senior Notes due December 1, 2047.
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Utility Senior Notes Claim means any Claim arising under, or related to, the Utility Senior Notes Documents.
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Utility Senior Notes Documents means, collectively, the Utility Senior Notes Indentures, the Utility Senior Notes, and all other agreements, documents, and instruments delivered or entered into pursuant thereto or entered into in connection therewith (in each case, as amended, restated, modified, or supplemented from time to time).
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Utility Senior Notes Indentures means, the following senior notes indentures, between the Utility, as issuer, and the Utility Senior Notes Trustee, governing the Utility Senior Notes, including all agreements, notes, instruments, and any other documents delivered pursuant thereto or in connection therewith (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time): (a) Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (b) First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 13, 2007 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture dated as of April 22, 2005; (c) Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 3, 2008 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (d) Sixth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 6, 2009 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (e) Seventh Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 11, 2009 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005 (f) Eighth Supplemental Indenture dated as of November 18, 2009 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture dated as of April 22, 2005; (g) Ninth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 1, 2010 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (h) Tenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of September 15, 2010 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (i) Twelfth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 18, 2010 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (j) Thirteenth Supplemental Indenture dated as of May 13, 2011 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture dated as of April 22, 2005; (k) Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture dated as of September 12, 2011 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture dated as of April 22, 2005; (l) Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of December 1, 2011 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (m) Seventeenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 16, 2012 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (n) Eighteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of August 16, 2012 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (o) Nineteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 14, 2013 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (p) Twentieth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 12, 2013 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (q) Twenty-First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 21, 2014 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (r) Twenty-Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of August 18, 2014 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (s) Twenty-Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 6, 2014 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (t) Twenty-Fifth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 12, 2015 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (u) Twenty-Sixth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 5, 2015 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (v)  Twenty-Seventh Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 1, 2016 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (w) Twenty-Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of December 1, 2016 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (x)  Twenty-Ninth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 10, 2017 – Supplement to the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2005; (y) Indenture, dated as of November 29, 2017; (z) Indenture, dated as of August 6, 2018; and (aa) First Supplemental Indenture dated as of August 6, 2018 – Supplement to the Indenture, dated as of August 6, 2018;
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Utility Senior Notes Trustee means, as applicable, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., or BOKF, N.A. solely in their capacity as indenture trustee or successor indenture trustee under the Utility Senior Notes Indentures for the applicable Utility Senior Notes, and their successors and assigns.
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Utility Subordinated Debt Claim means any Claim against the Utility that is subject to subordination under section 510(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, including any Claim for reimbursement, indemnification or contribution.
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Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claim means any Subrogation Wildfire Claim against the Utility.
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Utility Term Loan Agent means The Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., solely in its capacity as administrative agent under the Utility Term Loan Documents, its successors, assigns, or any replacement agent appointed pursuant to the terms of the Utility Term Loan Documents.
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Utility Term Loan Credit Agreement means that certain Term Loan Agreement, dated as of February 23, 2018, by and among the Utility as borrower, the Utility Term Loan Agent, and the Utility Term Loan Lenders, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time.
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Utility Term Loan Documents means, collectively, the Utility Term Loan Credit Agreement and all other “Loan Documents” (as defined therein), including all other agreements, documents, and instruments delivered or entered into pursuant thereto or entered into in connection therewith (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time).
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Utility Term Loan Lenders means the lenders under the Utility Term Loan Credit Agreement and each other party that becomes a lender thereunder from time to time in accordance with the terms of the Utility Term Loan Credit Agreement.
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Utility Workers’ Compensation Claim means any Claim against the Utility by an employee of the Utility for the payment of workers’ compensation benefits under applicable law.
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Voting Deadline means the date set by the Bankruptcy Court by which all completed Ballots must be received.
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Wildfire Assistance Program means the Wildfire Assistance Program established and administered pursuant to the Wildfire Assistance Program Orders.
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Wildfire Assistance Program Orders means, collectively, the Order Authorizing Debtors to Establish and Fund Program to Assist Wildfire Claimants with Alternative Living Expenses and Other Urgent Needs and (b) Granting Related Relief, dated May 24, 2019 [Docket No. 2223], the Supplemental Order (a) Approving Appointment of Administrator and Establishing Guidelines for the Wildfire Assistance Program and (b) Granting Related Relief, dated June 5, 2019 [Docket No. 2409], and the Order (a) Establishing Qualified Settlement Fund for the Wildfire Assistance Program and (b) Authorizing QSF Administrator, dated July 17, 2019 [Docket No. 3026].
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Wildfire Claim means any past, present or future Claim in any way relating to the Wildfires, including, but not limited to, any Claim resulting from the Wildfires for (a) general and/or specific damages, including any Claim for personal injury, wrongful death, emotional distress and similar claims, pavement fatigue, damage to culverts, ecosystem service losses, municipal budget adjustments/reallocation, lost revenue and tax impacts, local share of reimbursed fire clean-up costs, future estimated infrastructure costs, water service losses, lost landfill capacity, costs related to unmet housing (e.g., housing market impact due to the Wildfires and adjustments for increased homeless population), and/or hazard mitigation costs (including, watershed restoration and hazardous tree removal expenses); (b) damages for repair, depreciation and/or replacement of damaged, destroyed, and/or lost personal and/or real property; (c) damages for loss of the use, benefit, goodwill, and enjoyment of real and/or personal property; (d) damages for loss of wages, earning capacity and/or business profits and/or any related displacement expenses; (e) economic losses; (f) damages for wrongful injuries to timber, trees, or underwood under California Civil Code § 3346; (g) damages for injuries to trees under California Code of Civil Procedure § 733; (h) punitive and exemplary damages under California Civil Code §§ 733 and 3294, California Public Utilities Code § 2106, or otherwise, (i) restitution; (j) fines or penalties; (k) any and all costs of suit, including all attorneys’ fees and expenses, expert fees, and related costs, including all attorneys and other fees under any theory of inverse condemnation; (l) for prejudgment interest fees; (m) other litigation costs stemming from the Wildfires; and (n) declaratory and/or injunctive relief.  For avoidance of doubt and without prejudice to the Debtors’ right to object to any such Claim, “Wildfire Claim” shall not include any (x) Claim for substantial contribution under section 503(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, (y) Ghost Ship Fire Claim, or (z) any Subordinated Debt Claim and HoldCo Common Interest.
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Wildfire Insurance Policy means any Insurance Policy that was issued or allegedly issued that does or may afford the Debtors rights, benefits, indemnity, or insurance coverage with respect to any Wildfire Claim.
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Wildfire Insurance Proceeds means any proceeds received by the Debtors under a Wildfire Insurance Policy.
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Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054) means A.B. 1054, 2019 Assemb. (Cal. 2019).
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Wildfires means the wildfires that occurred in Northern California, listed on Exhibit B annexed hereto.
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Wildfire Trust Agreements means, collectively, the Subrogation Wildfire Trust Agreement and the Other Wildfire Trust Agreement.
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Wildfire Trusts means, collectively, the Subrogation Wildfire Trust and the Other Wildfire Trust.
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Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds means, if applicable, the bonds to be issued by a California State government special purpose entity and/or a subsidiary of the Reorganized Debtors pursuant to the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Documents.
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Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Documents means, collectively, all agreements, documents, and instruments delivered or entered into pursuant to or in connection with the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time), each of which shall be, to the extent applicable, consistent with the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Term Sheets, and the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Legislation.
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Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Legislation means any legislation or related guidance enacted by the State of California or the CPUC providing for the right to impose Wildfire Victim Recovery Charges that would serve as security for the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds.
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Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Term Sheets means those certain term sheets that, if applicable, shall be included in the Plan Supplement that set forth the principal terms of the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds.
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Wildfire Victim Recovery Charges means nonbypassable securitization charges on a dedicated rate component imposed on the retail electric customers of the Utility.
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Workers’ Compensation Claims means, collectively, the HoldCo Workers’ Compensation Claims and the Utility Workers’ Compensation Claims.
Interpretation; Application of Definitions and Rules of Construction.
For purposes herein: (a) the words “herein,” “hereof,” “hereto,” “hereunder,” and other words of similar import refer to the Plan as a whole and not to any particular section, subsection, or clause contained therein; (b) in the appropriate context, each term, whether stated in the singular or the plural, shall include both the singular and the plural, and pronouns stated in the masculine, feminine, or neuter gender shall include the masculine, feminine, and the neuter gender; (c) except as otherwise provided, any reference herein to a contract, lease, instrument, release, indenture, or other agreement or document being in a particular form or on particular terms and conditions means that the referenced document shall be substantially in that form or substantially on those terms and conditions; (d) the words “include” and “including,” and variations thereof, shall not be deemed to be terms of limitation, and shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation;” (e) a term used herein that is not defined herein or by cross reference shall have the meaning assigned to that term in the Bankruptcy Code; (f) the rules of construction contained in section 102 of the Bankruptcy Code shall apply to the Plan; (g) the headings in the Plan are for convenience of reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the provisions hereof; (h) in the event that a particular term of the Plan (including any exhibits or schedules hereto) conflicts with a particular term of the definitive documentation required to be implemented pursuant to the terms of the Plan or any settlement or other agreement contemplated hereunder, the definitive documentation shall control and shall be binding on the parties thereto; (i) except as otherwise provided, any reference herein to an existing document or exhibit having been filed or to be filed shall mean that document or exhibit, as it may thereafter be amended, restated, supplemented, or otherwise modified in accordance with the terms of the Plan; (j) any effectuating provisions may be interpreted by the Reorganized Debtors in a manner consistent with the overall purpose and intent of the Plan, all without further notice to or action, order, or approval of the court or any other entity, and such interpretation shall control in all respects; (k) except as otherwise provided, any reference to the Effective Date shall mean the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter; and (l) any docket number references in the Plan shall refer to the docket number of any document filed with the Bankruptcy Court in the Chapter 11 Cases.
Certain Consent Rights.
Notwithstanding anything in the Plan to the contrary, and without limiting the Debtors’ fiduciary duties, any and all consent rights of any party set forth in the Public Entities Plan Support Agreements, the Backstop Commitment Letters, or any other plan support agreement that the Debtors hereafter enter into with any other parties with respect to the form and substance of this Plan, the Plan Supplement, the Plan Documents, including any amendments, restatements, supplements, or other modifications to such documents, and any consents, waivers, or other deviations under or from any such documents, shall be incorporated herein by this reference (including to the applicable definitions in Article I hereof) and fully enforceable as if stated in full herein until such time as the Public Entities Plan Support Agreements, or, as applicable, such other plan support agreements, are terminated in accordance with their terms.
ARTICLE II.
Administrative Expense Claims, Priority Tax Claims and Other Unclassified Claims
2.1 Administrative Expense ClaimsIn full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any Allowed Administrative Expense Claim against a Debtor, except to the extent the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed Administrative Expense Claim against a Debtor agrees to a less favorable treatment of such Administrative Expense Claim, on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, each holder of an Allowed Administrative Expense Claim shall receive, in full and final satisfaction, settlement, and discharge of such Allowed Administrative Expense Claim, an amount in Cash equal to the Allowed amount of such Administrative Expense Claim; provided that any Allowed Administrative Expense Claim that is not due and payable prior to the Effective Date, shall be paid by the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, in the ordinary course of business, consistent with past practice and in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions of any orders or agreements governing, instruments evidencing, or other documents establishing, such liabilities.
2.2 Professional Fee Claims.
(a) All final requests for the payment of Professional Fee Claims against a Debtor, including any Professional Fee Claim incurred during the period from the Petition Date through and including the Effective Date, must be filed and served on the Reorganized Debtors no later than sixty (60) days after the Effective Date.  All such final requests will be subject to approval by the Bankruptcy Court after notice and a hearing in accordance with the procedures established by the Bankruptcy Code, the Interim Compensation Order, and any other prior orders of the Bankruptcy Court regarding the payment of Professionals in the Chapter 11 Cases, and once approved by the Bankruptcy Court, promptly paid in Cash in the Allowed amount from the Professional Fee Escrow Account.  If the Professional Fee Escrow Account is insufficient to fund the full Allowed amount of all Professional Fee Claims, remaining unpaid Allowed Professional Fee Claims will be allocated among and paid in full in Cash directly by the Reorganized Debtors.
(b) Prior to the Effective Date, the Debtors shall establish and fund the Professional Fee Escrow Account with Cash equal to the Professional Fee Reserve Amount.  Such funds shall not be considered property of the estates of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors.  Any amounts remaining in the Professional Fee Escrow Account after payment in full of all Allowed Professional Fee Claims shall promptly be paid to the Reorganized Debtors without any further action or order of the Bankruptcy Court.
(c) No later than ten (10) Business Days prior to the Effective Date, each Professional shall provide the restructuring advisors for the Debtors with an estimate of its unpaid Professional Fee Claims incurred in rendering services to the Debtors or their estates before and as of the Effective Date; provided, that such estimate shall not be deemed to limit the amount of fees and expenses that are the subject of the Professional’s final request for payment of its Professional Fee Claims whether from the Professional Fee Escrow Account or, if insufficient, from the Reorganized Debtors.  If a Professional does not timely provide an estimate as set forth above, the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors shall estimate the unpaid and unbilled fees and expenses of such Professional for purposes of funding the Professional Fee Escrow Account.  The total amount of Professional Fee Claims estimated pursuant to this Section shall comprise the Professional Fee Reserve Amount.  The Professional Fee Reserve Amount, as well as the return of any excess funds in the Professional Fee Escrow Account after all Allowed Professional Fee Claims have been paid in full, shall be allocated to the applicable Debtor for whose benefit such Professional Fees Claims were incurred.
(d) Except as otherwise specifically provided in the Plan, from and after the Effective Date, the Reorganized Debtors shall, in the ordinary course of business and without any further notice to or action, order, or approval of the Bankruptcy Court, pay in Cash the reasonable and documented legal, professional, or other fees and expenses incurred by the Debtors.  Upon the Effective Date, any requirement that Professionals comply with sections 327 through 331, 363, and 1103 of the Bankruptcy Code in seeking retention or compensation for services rendered after such date shall terminate, and the Reorganized Debtors may employ and pay any Professional in the ordinary course of business without any further notice to or action, order, or approval of the Bankruptcy Court.
2.3 DIP Facility Claims.  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of the Allowed DIP Facility Claims against the Debtors (subject to the last sentence of this Section 2.3), on the Effective Date, such Allowed DIP Facility Claims shall be paid in full in Cash by the Debtors in the Allowed amount of such DIP Facility Claims and all commitments under the DIP Facility Documents shall terminate.  On the Effective Date, any DIP Letters of Credit outstanding shall be replaced, returned to the issuing DIP Facility Lender, or collateralized with cash or backstopped with new letters of credit in accordance with the terms of the applicable DIP Letter of Credit and the DIP Facility Documents.  Upon the indefeasible payment or satisfaction in full in Cash of the DIP Facility Claims (other than any DIP Facility Claims based on the Debtors’ contingent obligations under the DIP Facility Documents not yet due and payable), the termination of all commitments thereunder, and the replacement, return, collateralization or backstop of all outstanding DIP Letters of Credit in accordance with the terms of this Plan, on the Effective Date, all Liens granted to secure such obligations automatically shall be terminated and of no further force and effect.
2.4 Priority Tax ClaimsIn full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any Allowed Priority Tax Claim against a Debtor, except to the extent that the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed Priority Tax Claim agree to a less favorable treatment of such Claim, each holder of an Allowed Priority Tax Claim shall receive, at the option of the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, (a) Cash in an amount equal to such Allowed Priority Tax Claim on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, or (b) Cash, in equal semi-annual installments and continuing over a period not exceeding five (5) years from and after the Petition Date, together with interest accrued thereon at the applicable nonbankruptcy rate, which as to any Allowed Priority Tax Claim of the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of the United States shall be the applicable rate specified by the Tax Code, as of the Confirmation Date, applied pursuant to section 511 of the Bankruptcy Code, subject to the sole option of the Reorganized Debtors to prepay the entire amount of the Allowed Priority Tax Claim.  Any Allowed Priority Tax Claim that is not due and payable on or before the Effective Date shall be paid in the ordinary course of business as such obligation becomes due.
ARTICLE III.
Classification of Claims and Interests
3.1 Classification in General.  A Claim or Interest is placed in a particular Class for all purposes, including voting, confirmation, and distribution under the Plan and under sections 1122 and 1123(a)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code; provided that a Claim or Interest is placed in a particular Class for the purpose of receiving distributions pursuant to the Plan only to the extent that such Claim or Interest is an Allowed Claim or Allowed Interest in that Class and such Allowed Claim or Allowed Interest has not been satisfied, released, or otherwise settled prior to the Effective Date.
3.2 Summary of Classification.
(a) The following table designates the Classes of Claims against, and Interests in, the Debtors and specifies which of those Classes are (i) Impaired or Unimpaired by the Plan, (ii) entitled to vote to accept or reject the Plan in accordance with section 1126 of the Bankruptcy Code, and (iii) presumed to accept or deemed to reject the Plan.  In accordance with section 1123(a)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code, Administrative Expense Claims and Priority Tax Claims have not been classified.
Class
Designation
Impairment
Entitled to Vote
Claims Against and Interests in HoldCo
Class 1A
HoldCo Other Secured Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
  Class 2A
HoldCo Priority Non-Tax Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 3A
HoldCo Funded Debt Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 4A
HoldCo General Unsecured Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 5A-I
HoldCo Public Entities Wildfire Claims
Impaired
Yes
Class 5A-II
HoldCo Subrogation Wildfire Claims
Impaired
Yes
Class 5A-III
HoldCo Other Wildfire Claims
Impaired
Yes
Class 5A-IV
HoldCo Ghost Ship Fire Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 6A
HoldCo Workers’ Compensation Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 7A
HoldCo Intercompany Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 8A
HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 9A
HoldCo Common Interests
Impaired
Yes
Class 10A
HoldCo Other Interests
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Claims Against and Interests in the Utility
Class 1B
Utility Other Secured Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 2B
Utility Priority Non-Tax Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 3B
Utility Funded Debt Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 4B
Utility General Unsecured Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 5B-I
Utility Public Entities Wildfire Claims
Impaired
Yes
Class 5B-II
Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claims
Impaired
Yes
Class 5B-III
Utility Other Wildfire Claims
Impaired
Yes
Class 5B-IV
Utility Ghost Ship Fire Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 6B
Utility Workers’ Compensation Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 7B
2001 Utility Exchange Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 8B
Utility Intercompany Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 9B
Utility Subordinated Debt Claims
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 10B
Utility Preferred Interests
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)
Class 11B
Utility Common Interests
Unimpaired
No (presumed to accept)

3.3  Separate Classification of Other Secured ClaimsEach Other Secured Claim, to the extent secured by a Lien on Collateral different from the Collateral securing another Other Secured Claim, shall be treated as being in a separate sub-Class for the purposes of receiving distributions under this Plan.
3.4 Nonconsensual Confirmation.  In the event any impaired Class of Claims or Interests entitled to vote on the Plan does not accept the Plan by the requisite statutory majority under section 1126(c) of the Bankruptcy Code, then the Debtors reserve the right to undertake to have the Bankruptcy Court confirm the Plan under section 1129(b) of the Bankruptcy Code.
3.5 Debtors’ Rights in Respect of Unimpaired ClaimsExcept as otherwise provided in this Plan, nothing under this Plan shall affect the rights of the Reorganized Debtors in respect of any Claim that is not “impaired” (within the meaning of such term in section 1124 of the Bankruptcy Code), including all rights in respect of legal and equitable defenses to, or setoffs or recoupments against, any such Claim.
ARTICLE IV.
Treatment of Claims and Interests
4.1 Class 1A – HoldCo Other Secured Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any Allowed HoldCo Other Secured Claim, except to the extent that the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed HoldCo Other Secured Claim agree to a less favorable treatment of such Claim, each holder of an Allowed HoldCo Other Secured Claim shall, at the option of the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, (i) retain its HoldCo Other Secured Claim and the Collateral securing such Claim; (ii) receive Cash in an amount equal to such Allowed Claim, including the payment of any interest due and payable under section 506(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter; or (iii) receive treatment of such Allowed HoldCo Other Secured Claim in any other manner that is necessary to satisfy the requirements of section 1124 of the Bankruptcy Code.  In the event a HoldCo Other Secured Claim is treated under clause (ii) of this Section 4.1(a), the Liens securing such Other Secured Claim shall be deemed released immediately upon payment.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The HoldCo Other Secured Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of HoldCo Other Secured Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.2 Class 2A – HoldCo Priority Non-Tax Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any Allowed HoldCo Priority Non-Tax Claim, except to the extent that the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed HoldCo Priority Non-Tax Claim agree to a less favorable treatment of such Claim, each holder of an Allowed HoldCo Priority Non-Tax Claim shall receive, at the option of the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable (i) Cash in an amount equal to such Allowed HoldCo Priority Non-Tax Claim, including interest through the Effective Date calculated at the Federal Judgment Rate, payable on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, or (ii) such other treatment consistent with the provisions of section 1129(a)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code..
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The HoldCo Priority Non-Tax Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of HoldCo Priority Non-Tax Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.3 Class 3A:  HoldCo Funded Debt Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any Allowed HoldCo Funded Debt Claim, except to the extent that the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed HoldCo Funded Debt Claim agree to a less favorable treatment of such Claim, on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, each holder of an Allowed HoldCo Funded Debt Claim shall receive Cash in an amount equal to (i) the principal amount outstanding as of the Petition Date of such holder’s HoldCo Funded Debt Claim plus all accrued and unpaid interest owed as of the Petition Date at the non-default contract rate plus (ii) all interest accrued from the Petition Date through the Effective Date at the Federal Judgment Rate.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The HoldCo Funded Debt Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of HoldCo Funded Debt Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.4 Class 4A:  HoldCo General Unsecured Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any Allowed HoldCo General Unsecured Claim, except to the extent that the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed HoldCo General Unsecured Claim agree to a less favorable treatment of such Claim, on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, each holder of an Allowed HoldCo General Unsecured Claim shall receive Cash in an amount equal to such holder’s Allowed HoldCo General Unsecured Claim.  The Allowed amount of any HoldCo General Unsecured Claim shall include all interest accrued from the Petition Date through the Effective Date at the Federal Judgment Rate.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The HoldCo General Unsecured Claims are Unimpaired, and holders of HoldCo General Unsecured Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.5 Class 5A-I – HoldCo Public Entities Wildfire Claims.
(a) Treatment: On the Effective Date, all HoldCo Public Entities Wildfire Claims shall be deemed satisfied, settled, released and discharged through the treatment provided to Utility Public Entities Wildfire Claims.  HoldCo Public Entities Wildfire Claims shall be satisfied solely from the Cash amount of $1.0 billion and the Public Entities Segregated Defense Fund, as described in section 4.18(a) of the Plan.
(b) Impairment and Voting: The HoldCo Public Entities Wildfire Claims are Impaired, and holders of HoldCo Public Entities Wildfire Claims are entitled to vote to accept or reject the Plan.
4.6 Class 5A-II – HoldCo Subrogation Wildfire Claims.
(a) Treatment: On the Effective Date, all HoldCo Subrogation Wildfire Claims shall be deemed satisfied, settled, released and discharged through the treatment provided to Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claims.  Pursuant to the Channeling Injunction, each holder of a HoldCo Subrogation Wildfire Claim shall have its Claim permanently channeled to the Subrogation Wildfire Trust, and such Claim shall be asserted exclusively against the Subrogation Wildfire Trust in accordance with its terms, with no recourse to the Debtors, the Reorganized Debtors, or their respective assets and properties.
(b) Impairment and Voting: The HoldCo Subrogation Wildfire Claims are Impaired, and holders of HoldCo Subrogation Wildfire Claims are entitled to vote to accept or reject the Plan.
4.7 Class 5A-III – HoldCo Other Wildfire Claims.
(a) Treatment: On the Effective Date, all HoldCo Other Wildfire Claims shall be deemed satisfied, settled, released and discharged through the treatment provided to Utility Other Wildfire Claims.  Pursuant to the Channeling Injunction, each holder of a HoldCo Other Wildfire Claim shall have its Claim permanently channeled to the Other Wildfire Trust, and such Claim shall be asserted exclusively against the Other Wildfire Trust in accordance with its terms, with no recourse to the Debtors, the Reorganized Debtors, or their respective assets and properties.
(b) Impairment and Voting: The HoldCo Other Wildfire Claims are Impaired, and holders of HoldCo Other Wildfire Claims are entitled to vote to accept or reject the Plan.
4.8 Class 5A-IV – HoldCo Ghost Ship Fire Claims.
(a) Treatment: On and after the Effective Date, each holder of a HoldCo Ghost Ship Fire Claim shall be entitled to pursue its Claim against Reorganized HoldCo as if the Chapter 11 Cases had not commenced.
(b) Impairment and Voting: The HoldCo Ghost Ship Fire Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of HoldCo Ghost Ship Fire Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.9 Class 6A – HoldCo Workers’ Compensation Claims.
(a) Treatment:  On and after the Effective Date, each Holder of a HoldCo Workers’ Compensation Claim shall be entitled to pursue its Claim against Reorganized HoldCo as if the Chapter 11 Cases had not been commenced.
(b) Impairment and Voting: The HoldCo Workers’ Compensation Claims are Unimpaired, and holders of HoldCo Workers’ Compensation Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.10 Class 7A – HoldCo Intercompany Claims.
(a) Treatment:  On the Effective Date, all Allowed HoldCo Intercompany Claims shall either be (i) cancelled (or otherwise eliminated) and receive no distribution under the Plan or (ii) Reinstated, in each case as determined in the sole discretion of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The HoldCo Intercompany Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of HoldCo Intercompany Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.11 Class 8A – HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claim, except to the extent that the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claim agree to a less favorable treatment of such Claim, on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, each holder of an Allowed HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claim shall receive Cash in an amount equal to such holder’s Allowed HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claim.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.12 Class 9A – HoldCo Common Interests.
(a) Treatment:  On the Effective Date, subject to the New Organizational Documents, each holder of a HoldCo Common Interest shall retain such Interest subject to dilution from any New HoldCo Common Stock, or securities linked to New HoldCo Common Stock, issued pursuant to the Plan and, if applicable, shall receive a pro rata distribution of any subscription rights to be distributed to holders of HoldCo Common Interests in connection with a Rights Offering.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The HoldCo Common Interests are Impaired, and the holders of HoldCo Common Interests are entitled to vote to accept or reject the Plan.
4.13 Class 10A – HoldCo Other Interests.
(a) Treatment:  On the Effective Date, each holder of a HoldCo Other Interest shall have such holder’s HoldCo Other Interest Reinstated.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The HoldCo Other Interests are Unimpaired, and the holders of HoldCo Other Interests are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.14 Class 1B – Utility Other Secured Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any Allowed Utility Other Secured Claim, except to the extent that the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed Utility Other Secured Claim agree to a less favorable treatment of such Claim, each holder of an Allowed Utility Other Secured Claim shall, at the option of the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, (i) retain its Utility Other Secured Claim and the Collateral securing such Claim; (ii) receive Cash in an amount equal to such Allowed Claim, including the payment of any interest due and payable under section 506(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter; or (iii) receive treatment of such Allowed Utility Other Secured Claim in any other manner that is necessary to satisfy the requirements of section 1124 of the Bankruptcy Code.  In the event a Utility Other Secured Claim is treated under clause (ii) of this Section 4.14(a), the Liens securing such Other Secured Claim shall be deemed released immediately upon payment.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The Utility Other Secured Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of Utility Other Secured Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.15 Class 2B – Utility Priority Non-Tax Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any Allowed Utility Priority Non-Tax Claim, except to the extent that the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed Utility Priority Non-Tax Claim agree to a less favorable treatment of such Claim, each holder of an Allowed Utility Priority Non-Tax Claim shall receive, at the option of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable (i) Cash in an amount equal to such Allowed Utility Priority Non-Tax Claim, including interest through the Effective Date calculated at the Federal Judgment Rate, payable on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, or (ii) such other treatment consistent with the provisions of section 1129(a)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The Utility Priority Non-Tax Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of Utility Priority Non-Tax Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.16 Class 3B:  Utility Funded Debt Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any Allowed Utility Funded Debt Claim, except to the extent that the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed Utility Funded Debt Claim agree to a less favorable treatment of such Claim, on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, each holder of an Allowed Utility Funded Debt Claim shall receive Cash in an amount equal to (i) the principal amount outstanding as of the Petition Date of such holder’s Utility Funded Debt Claim plus all accrued and unpaid interest owed as of the Petition Date at the non-default contract rate plus (ii) all interest accrued from the Petition Date through the Effective Date at the Federal Judgment Rate.  The Debtors believe that under the documents governing the Utility Funded Debt Claims and applicable law, no make-whole or similar amounts are payable upon payment of the Utility Funded Debt Claims.  Accordingly, the Allowed amount of any Utility Funded Debt Claim shall not include any Claim for make-whole or similar amounts.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if it is determined that any holder of a Utility Funded Debt Claim is entitled to payment of a make-whole or similar amount or that postpetition interest is payable at a rate other than the Federal Judgment Rate, the treatment of such Claim shall be modified in a manner to render the Claim Unimpaired.
On the Effective Date, any Utility Letters of Credit outstanding shall be replaced, returned to the issuing Utility Revolver Lender, or collateralized with cash or new letters of credit in accordance with the terms of the applicable Utility Letter of Credit and the Utility Revolver Documents.
(b) Impairment and Voting: The Utility Funded Debt Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of Utility Funded Debt Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.17 Class 4B:  Utility General Unsecured Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any Allowed Utility General Unsecured Claim, except to the extent that the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed Utility General Unsecured Claim agree to a less favorable treatment of such Claim, on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, each holder of an Allowed Utility General Unsecured Claim shall receive Cash in an amount equal to such holder’s Allowed Utility General Unsecured Claim.  The Allowed amount of any Utility General Unsecured Claim shall reflect all interest accrued from the Petition Date through the Effective Date at the Federal Judgment Rate.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The Utility General Unsecured Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of Utility General Unsecured Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.18 Class 5B-I – Utility Public Entities Wildfire Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of all Allowed Utility Public Entities Wildfire Claims, on the Effective Date, or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, but in no event later than thirty (30) days after the Effective Date, the Public Entities shall receive an aggregate Cash amount of $1.0 billion, as provided in the Public Entities Plan Support Agreements, to be distributed in accordance with the Public Entities Settlement Distribution Protocol.  The Reorganized Debtors shall also establish the Public Entities Segregated Defense Fund, in accordance with the terms of the Public Entities Plan Support Agreements.  Utility Public Entities Wildfire Claims shall be satisfied solely from the Cash amount of $1.0 billion and the Public Entities Segregated Defense Fund, as described above.
(b) Impairment and Voting: The Utility Public Entities Wildfire Claims are Impaired, and holders of the Utility Public Entities Wildfire Claims are entitled to vote to accept or reject the Plan.
4.19 Class 5B-II – Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In accordance with the requirements of section 3292 of the Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054), on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, the Reorganized Debtors shall establish and fund the Subrogation Wildfire Trust with the Subrogation Wildfire Claims Estimation Consideration.  Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claims shall be satisfied solely from the Subrogation Wildfire Claims Consideration.
(b)  Funding of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust as provided above shall be in full and final satisfaction, release, and discharge of all Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claims.  Each holder of a Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claim shall receive payment as determined in accordance with the Subrogation Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures.
(c) On the Effective Date, the Debtors’ liability for all Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claims shall be fully assumed by, and be the sole responsibility of, the Subrogation Wildfire Trust, and all such Claims shall be satisfied solely from the assets of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust.  Pursuant to the Channeling Injunction, each holder of a Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claim shall have its Claim permanently channeled to the Subrogation Wildfire Trust, and such Claim shall be asserted exclusively against the Subrogation Wildfire Trust in accordance with its terms, with no recourse to the Debtors, the Reorganized Debtors, or their respective assets and properties.
(d) It is a condition precedent to the occurrence of the Effective Date that the Debtors’ aggregate liability with respect to Subrogation Wildfire Claims as determined pursuant to the Subrogation Wildfire Claims Estimation Proceeding shall not exceed the Subrogation Claims Cap.
(e) Impairment and Voting:  The Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claims are Impaired, and holders of Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claims are entitled to vote to accept or reject the Plan.
4.20 Class 5B-III – Utility Other Wildfire Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In accordance with the requirements of section 3292 of the Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054), on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, the Reorganized Debtors shall establish and fund the Other Wildfire Trust with the Other Wildfire Claims Estimation Consideration.  Utility Other Wildfire Claims shall be satisfied solely from the Other Wildfire Claims Estimation Consideration.
(b) Funding of the Other Wildfire Trust as provided above shall be in full and final satisfaction, release, and discharge of all Utility Other Wildfire Claims.  Each holder of a Utility Other Wildfire Claim shall receive payment as determined in accordance with the Other Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures.
(c) On the Effective Date, the Debtors’ liability for all Utility Other Wildfire Claims shall be fully assumed by, and be the sole responsibility of the Other Wildfire Trust, and all such Claims shall be satisfied solely from the assets of the Other Wildfire Trust.  Pursuant to the Channeling Injunction, each holder of a Utility Other Wildfire Claim shall have its Claim permanently channeled to the Wildfire Trust, and such Claim shall be asserted exclusively against the Wildfire Trust in accordance with its terms, with no recourse to the Debtors, the Reorganized Debtors, or their respective assets and properties.
(d) It is a condition precedent to the occurrence of the Effective Date that the Debtors’ aggregate liability with respect to Other Wildfire Claims as determined pursuant to the Other Wildfire Claims Estimation Proceeding shall not exceed the Other Wildfire Claims Cap.
(e) Impairment and Voting:  The Utility Other Wildfire Claims are Impaired, and holders of Utility Other Wildfire Claims are entitled to vote to accept or reject the Plan.
4.21 Class 5B-IV – Utility Ghost Ship Fire Claims.
(a) Treatment:  On and after the Effective Date, each holder of a Utility Ghost Ship Fire Claim shall be entitled to pursue its Claim against the Reorganized Utility as if the Chapter 11 Cases had not commenced.
(b) Impairment and Voting: The Utility Ghost Ship Fire Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of Utility Ghost Ship Fire Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.22 Class 6B – Utility Workers’ Compensation Claims.
(a) Treatment:  On and after the Effective Date, each Holder of a Utility Workers’ Compensation Claim shall be entitled to pursue its Claim against the Reorganized Utility as if the Chapter 11 Cases had not been commenced.
(b) Impairment and Voting: The Utility Workers’ Compensation Claims are Unimpaired, and holders of Utility Workers’ Compensation Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.23 Class 7B – 2001 Utility Exchange Claims.
(a) Treatment:  On and after the Effective Date, each Holder of a 2001 Utility Exchange Claim shall be entitled to pursue its Claim against the Reorganized Utility as if the Chapter 11 Cases had not been commenced.
(b) Impairment and Voting: The 2001 Utility Exchange Claims are Unimpaired, and holders of 2001 Utility Exchange Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.24 Class 8B – Utility Intercompany Claims.
(a) Treatment:  On the Effective Date, all Allowed Utility Intercompany Claims shall either be (i) cancelled (or otherwise eliminated) and receive no distribution under the Plan or (ii) Reinstated, in each case as determined in the sole discretion of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The Utility Intercompany Claims are Unimpaired, and holders of Utility Intercompany Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.25 Class 9B – Utility Subordinated Debt Claims.
(a) Treatment:  In full and final satisfaction, settlement, release, and discharge of any Utility Subordinated Debt Claim, except to the extent that the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, and a holder of an Allowed Utility Subordinated Debt Claim agree to a less favorable treatment of such Claim, on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, each holder of an Allowed Utility Subordinated Debt Claim shall receive Cash in an amount equal to such holder’s Allowed Utility Subordinated Debt Claim.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The Utility Subordinated Debt Claims are Unimpaired, and the holders of Utility Subordinated Debt Claims are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.26 Class 10B – Utility Preferred Interests.
(a) Treatment: On the Effective Date, all Utility Preferred Interests shall be Reinstated.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The Utility Preferred Interests are Unimpaired, and holders of Utility Preferred Interests are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
4.27 Class 11B – Utility Common Interests.
(a) Treatment:  On the Effective Date, all Utility Common Interests shall be Reinstated.
(b) Impairment and Voting:  The Utility Common Interests are Unimpaired, and the holders of Utility Common Interests are presumed to have accepted the Plan.
ARTICLE V.
Provisions Governing Distributions
5.1 Distributions Generally.  Except as otherwise provided in the Plan, the Wildfire Trust Agreements, or the Claims Resolution Procedures the Disbursing Agent shall make all distributions to the appropriate holders of Allowed Claims, or such other persons designated by this Plan, in accordance with the terms of this Plan.
5.2 Plan FundingExcept as otherwise provided in the Plan, the Wildfire Trust Agreements, or the Claims Resolution Procedures, distributions of Cash shall be funded from the proceeds of the Plan Funding or the Wildfire Insurance Proceeds as of the applicable date of such distribution as set forth herein.
5.3 No Postpetition or Default Interest on ClaimsExcept as otherwise specifically provided for in this Plan or the Confirmation Order, or another order of the Bankruptcy Court or required by the Bankruptcy Code, postpetition and/or default interest shall not accrue or be paid on any Claims, and no holder of a Claim shall be entitled to interest accruing on such Claim on or after the Petition Date.  Except as otherwise provided in the Plan, to the extent that a Disputed Claim becomes an Allowed Claim after the Effective Date, the holder of such Claim shall not be entitled to any interest that accrued thereon from and after the Effective Date.
5.4 Date of DistributionsUnless otherwise provided in this Plan, the Wildfire Trust Agreements, or the Claims Resolution Procedures, any distributions and deliveries to be made under this Plan shall be made on the Effective Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter; provided, that the Reorganized Debtors may implement periodic distribution dates to the extent they determine appropriate.  Holders of Wildfire Claims subject to the Claims Resolution Procedures shall receive distributions in accordance with the applicable Claims Resolution Procedures.
5.5 Distribution Record Date.  Except as otherwise provided in the Wildfire Trust Agreements or the Claims Resolution Procedures, as of the close of business on the Distribution Record Date, the various lists of holders of Claims and Interests in each Class, as maintained by the Debtors or their agents, shall be deemed closed, and there shall be no further changes in the record holders of any Claims or Interests after the Distribution Record Date.  None of the Debtors, the Reorganized Debtors, or the Disbursing Agent shall have any obligation to recognize any transfer of a Claim or Interest occurring after the close of business on the Distribution Record Date.  In addition, with respect to payment of any Cure Amounts or disputes over any Cure Amounts, none of the Debtors, the Reorganized Debtors, or the Disbursing Agent shall have any obligation to recognize or deal with any party other than the non-Debtor party to the applicable executory contract or unexpired lease, even if such non-Debtor party has sold, assigned, or otherwise transferred its Claim for a Cure Amount.
5.6 Disbursing Agent.  Except as otherwise provided in the Plan or the Wildfire Trust Agreements, all distributions under this Plan shall be made by the Disbursing Agent, on behalf of the applicable Debtor, on and after the Effective Date as provided herein.  The Disbursing Agent shall not be required to give any bond or surety or other security for the performance of its duties.  The Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, shall use commercially reasonable efforts to provide the Disbursing Agent (if other than the Reorganized Debtors) with the amounts of Claims and the identities and addresses of holders of Claims, in each case, as set forth in the Debtors’ or Reorganized Debtors’ books and records.  The Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, shall cooperate in good faith with the Disbursing Agent (if other than the Reorganized Debtors) to comply with the reporting and withholding requirements outlined in Section 5.15 of this Plan.  Wildfire Claims subject to the Channeling Injunction shall not be administered by the Disbursing Agent and shall instead be administered by the Wildfire Trusts.
5.7 Delivery of Distributions.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in the Plan, the Wildfire Trust Agreements, or the Claims Resolution Procedures, the Disbursing Agent will make the applicable distribution under this Plan and, subject to Bankruptcy Rule 9010, will make all distributions to any holder of an Allowed Claim as and when required by this Plan at:  (i) the address of such holder on the books and records of the Debtors or their agents, (ii) the address in the most recent proof of claim filed by such holder, or (iii) the address in any written notice of address change delivered to the Debtors or the Disbursing Agent, including any addresses included on any transfers of Claim filed pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 3001.  In the event that any distribution to any holder is returned as undeliverable, no distribution or payment to such holder shall be made unless and until the Disbursing Agent has been notified of the then current address of such holder, at which time or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable, such distribution shall be made to such holder without interest.
(b) The Disbursing Agent, with the Funded Debt Trustees’ cooperation, shall make any distributions on account of the Allowed Funded Debt Claims.  The Funded Debt Trustees shall have no duties or responsibility relating to any form of distribution that is not DTC eligible and the Disbursing Agent, the Debtors, or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, shall seek the cooperation of DTC so that any distribution on account of an Allowed Funded Debt Claim that is held in the name of, or by a nominee of, DTC, shall be made through the facilities of DTC on the Effective Date or as soon as practicable thereafter.  The Reorganized Debtors shall reimburse the Funded Debt Trustees for any reasonable and documented fees and expenses (including the reasonable and documented fees and expenses of its counsel and agents) incurred after the Effective Date solely in connection with actions explicitly requested by the Reorganized Debtors necessary for implementation of the Plan; provided, that, for the avoidance of doubt, nothing in the Plan or Confirmation Order shall be considered or construed as an explicit request by the Reorganized Debtors authorizing the incurrence of fees and expenses by the Funded Debt Trustees.
5.8 Unclaimed Property.  For distributions other than from the Wildfire Trusts, all distributions payable on account of Claims that are not deliverable, or have not responded to a request for information to make such delivery, and remain unclaimed shall be deemed unclaimed property under section 347(b) of the Bankruptcy Code and shall revert to the Reorganized Debtors or their successors or assigns one year from the later of (a) the Effective Date and (b) the date that is ten (10) Business Days after the date a Claim is first Allowed, and all claims of any other Entity (including the holder of a Claim in the same Class) to such distribution shall be discharged and forever barred.  The Reorganized Debtors and the Disbursing Agent shall have no obligation to attempt to locate any holder of an Allowed Claim other than by reviewing the Debtors’ books and records and filings with the Bankruptcy Court.
5.9 Satisfaction of Claims.  Unless otherwise provided herein, any distributions and deliveries to be made on account of Allowed Claims under this Plan shall be in complete and final satisfaction, settlement, and discharge of and exchange for such Allowed Claims.
5.10 Fractional Stock.  No fractional shares or Interests of New HoldCo Common Stock shall be distributed.  If any distributions of New HoldCo Common Stock pursuant to the Plan or the Plan Documents would result in the issuance of a fractional share or Interest of New HoldCo Common Stock, then the number of shares or Interests of New HoldCo Common Stock to be issued in respect of such distribution shall be calculated to one decimal place and rounded up or down to the closest whole share or Interest (with a half share or Interest or greater rounded up and less than a half share or Interest rounded down).  The total number of shares or Interests of New HoldCo Common Stock, as applicable, to be distributed in connection with the Plan shall be adjusted as necessary to account for the rounding provided for in this Section 5.10.  No consideration shall be provided in lieu of fractional shares or Interests that are rounded down.  Neither the Reorganized Debtors nor the Disbursing Agent shall have any obligation to make a distribution that is less than (1) share or Interest of New HoldCo Common Stock.  Any New HoldCo Common Stock that is not distributed in accordance with this Section 5.10 shall be returned to, and ownership thereof shall vest in, Reorganized HoldCo.
5.11 Manner of Payment under Plan.  Except as specifically provided herein, at the option of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, any Cash payment to be made under this Plan may be made by check, ACH, wire transfer, or any other method agreed between the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors and the holder of the Claim.
5.12 No Distribution in Excess of Amount of Allowed Claim. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Plan, no holder of an Allowed Claim shall receive, on account of such Allowed Claim, distributions in excess of the Allowed amount of such Claim, except to the extent that payment of postpetition interest on such Claim is specifically provided for by the Plan, the Confirmation Order, or another order of the Bankruptcy Court or required by the Bankruptcy Code.
5.13 Setoffs and Recoupments.  Each Debtor or Reorganized Debtor, as applicable, or such Entity’s successor or designee, may, pursuant to section 553 of the Bankruptcy Code or applicable nonbankruptcy law, offset or recoup against any Allowed Claim and the distributions to be made pursuant to this Plan on account of such Allowed Claim any and all Claims, rights, and Causes of Action that such Debtor or Reorganized Debtor or its successors may hold against the holder of such Allowed Claim; provided, that neither the failure to effect a setoff or recoupment nor the allowance of any Claim hereunder will constitute a waiver or release by a Debtor or Reorganized Debtor or its successor of any Claims, rights, or Causes of Action that any such entity or it successor or designee may possess against such holder.
5.14 Rights and Powers of Disbursing Agent.
(a) The Disbursing Agent shall be empowered to:  (i) effect all actions and execute all agreements, instruments, and other documents necessary to perform its duties under this Plan; (ii) make all applicable distributions or payments provided for under this Plan; (iii) employ professionals to represent it with respect to its responsibilities; and (iv) exercise such other powers (A) as may be vested in the Disbursing Agent by order of the Bankruptcy Court (including any order issued after the Effective Date) or pursuant to this Plan or (B) as deemed by the Disbursing Agent to be necessary and proper to implement the provisions of this Plan.
(b) To the extent the Disbursing Agent is an Entity other than a Debtor or Reorganized Debtor, except as otherwise ordered by the Bankruptcy Court, the amount of any reasonable fees and expenses incurred by the Disbursing Agent on or after the Effective Date (including taxes) and any reasonable compensation and expense reimbursement Claims (including for reasonable attorneys’ and other professional fees and expenses) made by the Disbursing Agent shall be paid in Cash by the Reorganized Debtors.
5.15 Withholding and Reporting Requirements.
(a) In connection with this Plan and all distributions made hereunder, the Reorganized Debtors and the Disbursing Agent shall comply with all applicable withholding and reporting requirements imposed by any federal, state, local, or foreign taxing authority, and all distributions under this Plan shall be subject to any such withholding or reporting requirements.  In the case of a non-Cash distribution that is subject to withholding, the distributing party may withhold an appropriate portion of such distributed property and sell such withheld property to generate Cash necessary to pay over the withholding tax.  Any amounts withheld pursuant to the preceding sentence shall be deemed to have been distributed to and received by the applicable recipient for all purposes of this Plan.
(b) Notwithstanding the above, each holder of an Allowed Claim that is to receive a distribution under this Plan shall have the sole and exclusive responsibility for the satisfaction and payment of any tax obligations imposed on such holder by any federal, state, local, or foreign taxing authority, including income, withholding, and other tax obligations, on account of such distribution.  The Reorganized Debtors and the Disbursing Agent have the right, but not the obligation, to not make a distribution until such holder has made arrangements satisfactory to any issuing or disbursing party for payment of any such tax obligations.
(c) The Reorganized Debtors and the Disbursing Agent may require, as a condition to receipt of a distribution, that the holder of an Allowed Claim provide any information necessary to allow the distributing party to comply with any such withholding and reporting requirements imposed by any federal, state, local, or foreign taxing authority.  If the Reorganized Debtors or the Disbursing Agent make such a request and the holder fails to comply before the date that is 180 days after the request is made, the amount of such distribution shall irrevocably revert to the applicable Reorganized Debtor and any Claim in respect of such distribution shall be discharged and forever barred from assertion against such Reorganized Debtor or its respective property.
5.16 Credit for Distributions under Wildfire Assistance Program.  If a holder of an Allowed Wildfire Claim has received any distribution from the Wildfire Assistance Program, such distribution shall be credited against any distribution to be made on account of such holder’s Wildfire Claim under this Plan and in accordance with the terms of the Wildfire Trust Agreements.
ARTICLE VI.
Means for Implementation and Execution of the Plan
6.1 General Settlement of Claims and Interests.  The Plan shall be deemed a motion to approve a good-faith compromise and settlement pursuant to which the Debtors and the holders of Claims against and/or Interests in the Debtors settle all Claims, Interests, and Causes of Action pursuant to section 1123 of the Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rule 9019, and in consideration for the classification, distributions, releases, and other benefits provided under the Plan, on the Effective Date, the provisions of the Plan shall constitute a good faith compromise and settlement of all Claims and Interests and controversies resolved pursuant to the Plan.  The Confirmation Order shall constitute the Court’s approval of the compromise, settlement, and release of all such Claims, Interests, and Causes of Action, as well as a finding by the Bankruptcy Court that all such compromises, settlements, and releases are mutual and bi-directional and are in the best interests of the Debtors, their estates, and the holders of Claims, Interests, and Causes of Action, and is fair, equitable, and reasonable.  Except as otherwise provided in the Wildfire Trust Agreements and the Claims Resolution Procedures, in accordance with the provisions of the Plan, pursuant to section 1123 of the Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rule 9019, without any further notice to or action, order, or approval of the Bankruptcy Court, after the Effective Date, the Reorganized Debtors, may compromise and settle all Claims and Causes of Action against, and Interests in, the Debtors and their estates.  The compromises, settlements, and releases described herein shall be deemed nonseverable from each other and from all other terms of the Plan.
6.2 Restructuring Transactions; Effectuating Documents.
(a) Following the Confirmation Date or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter, the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, may take all actions as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate any transaction described in, approved by, contemplated by, or necessary to effectuate the Plan or to obtain any of the Plan Funding (collectively, the “Restructuring Transactions”), including (i) the execution and delivery of appropriate agreements or other documents of merger, amalgamation, consolidation, restructuring, conversion, disposition, transfer, arrangement, continuance, dissolution, sale, purchase, or liquidation containing terms that are consistent with the terms of the Plan, (ii) the execution and delivery of appropriate instruments of transfer, assignment, assumption, or delegation of any asset, property, right, liability, debt, or obligation on terms consistent with the terms of the Plan, (iii) the filing of appropriate certificates or articles of incorporation, reincorporation, merger, consolidation, conversion, amalgamation, arrangement, continuance, or dissolution pursuant to applicable state or federal law, (iv) the execution and delivery of the Plan Documents, (v) the issuance of securities, all of which shall be authorized and approved in all respects in each case without further action being required under applicable law, regulation, order, or rule, (vi) such other transactions that are necessary or appropriate to implement the Plan in the most tax efficient manner, and (vii) all other actions that the applicable Entities determine to be necessary or appropriate, including making filings or recordings that may be required by applicable law.
(b) Each officer, or member of the board of directors, of the Debtors is (and each officer, or member of the board of directors of the Reorganized Debtors shall be) authorized to issue, execute, deliver, file, or record such contracts, securities, instruments, releases, indentures, and other agreements or documents and take such actions as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate, implement, and further evidence the terms and conditions of the Plan and the securities issued pursuant to the Plan in the name of and on behalf of the Reorganized Debtors, all of which shall be authorized and approved in all respects, in each case, without the need for any approvals, authorization, consents, or any further action required under applicable law, regulation, order, or rule (including any action by the stockholders or directors of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors) except for those expressly required pursuant to the Plan.
(c) All matters provided for herein involving the corporate structure of the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, or any corporate action required by the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors in connection herewith shall be deemed to have occurred and shall be in effect, without any requirement of further action by the stockholders or directors of the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, and with like effect as though such action had been taken unanimously by the stockholders of the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors.
6.3 Continued Corporate ExistenceExcept as otherwise provided in this Plan (including pursuant to the Restructuring Transactions), the Debtors shall continue to exist after the Effective Date as Reorganized Debtors in accordance with the applicable laws of the respective jurisdictions in which they are incorporated or organized.  On or after the Effective Date, without prejudice to the rights of any party to a contract or other agreement with any Reorganized Debtor, each Reorganized Debtor may, in its sole discretion, take such action as permitted by applicable law and such Reorganized Debtor’s organizational documents, as such Reorganized Debtor may determine is reasonable and appropriate, including causing:  (i) the legal name of a Reorganized Debtor to be changed; (ii) the closure of a Reorganized Debtor’s Chapter 11 Case on the Effective Date or any time thereafter; or (iii) Reorganized HoldCo to amend its charter so as to prevent the acquisition, sale, or other transaction of any class or classes of stock of Reorganized HoldCo, other than pursuant to the Plan, for the purpose of preserving the tax benefits of the Reorganized Debtors if such acquisition, sale, or other transaction would result in an increase in the amount stock of Reorganized HoldCo beneficially owned (as determined for applicable tax purposes) by any person or group of persons that owns, or as a result of such acquisition, sale, or other transaction would own, at least 4.75% of any class or classes of stock of Reorganized HoldCo.
6.4 The Subrogation Wildfire Trust.
(a) On or before the Effective Date, the Subrogation Wildfire Trust shall be established.  In accordance with the Subrogation Wildfire Trust Agreement and the Subrogation Wildfire Trust Claims Resolution Procedures, the Subrogation Wildfire Trust shall administer, process, settle, resolve, liquidate, satisfy, and pay all Subrogation Wildfire Claims.  All Subrogation Wildfire Claims shall be channeled to the Subrogation Wildfire Trust and shall be subject to the Channeling Injunction.
(b) Each trust comprising the Subrogation Wildfire Trust is intended to be treated, and shall be reported, as a “qualified settlement fund” for U.S. federal income tax purposes and shall be treated consistently for state and local tax purposes, to the extent applicable; provided, however, that the Reorganized Debtors may elect to treat any trust comprising the Subrogation Wildfire Trust as  a “grantor trust” for U.S. federal income tax purposes, in which case each such trust shall be treated consistently for state and local tax purposes, to the extent applicable. The Subrogation Wildfire Trustee and all holders of Subrogation Wildfire Claims shall report consistently with the foregoing.  The Subrogation Wildfire Trustee shall be the “administrator,” within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.468B-2(k)(3), of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust and, in such capacity, the Subrogation Wildfire Trustee shall be responsible for filing all tax returns of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust and, out of the assets of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust, the payment of any taxes due with respect to trust assets or otherwise imposed on the Subrogation Wildfire Trust (including any tax liability arising in connection with the distribution of trust assets), and shall be permitted to sell any assets of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust to the extent necessary to satisfy such tax liability (including any tax liability arising in connection with such sale).
(c) The Subrogation Wildfire Trustee shall cooperate fully with the Reorganized Debtors in connection with the preparation and filing by the Reorganized Debtors of any tax returns, claims for refunds, or other tax filings, and any tax proceedings, to the extent relating to any transfers to, distributions by, or the operations of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust.
(d) The Subrogation Wildfire Trust Advisory Board shall be appointed on the Effective Date.  The Subrogation Wildfire Trust Advisory Board shall consist of members selected and appointed by the Debtors’ board of directors.  The rights and responsibilities of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust Advisory Board shall be set forth in the Subrogation Wildfire Trust Agreement.
(e) On the Effective Date, the Subrogation Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures shall become effective.
(f) Except as otherwise provided in the Subrogation Wildfire Trust Agreement, or the Subrogation Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures, the Subrogation Wildfire Trustee will make the applicable distribution under the Subrogation Wildfire Trust Agreement and, subject to Bankruptcy Rule 2002, at:  (i) the address of such holder on the books and records of the Debtors or their agents; (ii) the address provided by such holder on its most recent proof of claim, or (iii) the address in any written notice of address change delivered to the Debtors prior to the Effective Date, or the Subrogation Wildfire Trustee after the Effective Date, including any addresses included on any transfers of Claim filed pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 3001.  In the event that any distribution to any holder is returned as undeliverable, no distribution or payment to such holder shall be made unless and until the Subrogation Wildfire Trustee has been notified of the then-current address of such holder, at which time or as soon as reasonable practicable thereafter, such distribution shall be made to such holder without interest.
(g) The Subrogation Wildfire Trustee may request an expedited determination of taxes under section 505(b) of the Bankruptcy Code for all tax returns filed by or on behalf of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust through the termination of the Subrogation Wildfire Trust.
6.5 The Other Wildfire Trust.
(a) On or before the Effective Date, the Other Wildfire Trust shall be established.  In accordance with the Other Wildfire Trust Agreement and the Other Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures, the Other Wildfire Trust shall administer, process, settle, resolve, liquidate, satisfy, and pay all Other Wildfire Claims.  All Other Wildfire Claims shall be channeled to the Other Wildfire Trust and shall be subject to the Channeling Injunction.
(b) Each trust comprising the Other Wildfire Trust is intended to be treated, and shall be reported, as a “qualified settlement fund” for U.S. federal income tax purposes and shall be treated consistently for state and local tax purposes, to the extent applicable; provided, however, that the Reorganized Debtors may elect to treat any trust comprising the Other Wildfire Trust as  a “grantor trust” for U.S. federal income tax purposes, in which case each such trust shall be treated consistently for state and local tax purposes, to the extent applicable. The Other Wildfire Trustee and all holders of Other Wildfire Claims shall report consistently with the foregoing.  The Other Wildfire Trustee shall be the “administrator,” within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.468B-2(k)(3), of the Wildfire Trust and, in such capacity, the Other Wildfire Trustee shall be responsible for filing all tax returns of the Other Wildfire Trust and, out of the assets of the Other Wildfire Trust, the payment of any taxes due with respect to trust assets or otherwise imposed on the Other Wildfire Trust (including any tax liability arising in connection with the distribution of trust assets), shall be permitted to sell any assets of the Other Wildfire Trust to the extent necessary to satisfy such tax liability (including any tax liability arising in connection with such sale).
(c) The Other Wildfire Trustee shall cooperate fully with the Reorganized Debtors in connection with the preparation and filing by the Reorganized Debtors of any tax returns, claims for refunds, or other tax filings, and any tax proceedings, to the extent relating to any transfers to, distributions by, or the operations of the Other Wildfire Trust.
(d) The Other Wildfire Trust Advisory Board shall be appointed on the Effective Date.  The Other Wildfire Trust Advisory Board shall consist of members selected and appointed by the Debtors’ board of directors.  The rights and responsibilities of the Other Wildfire Trust Advisory Board shall be set forth in the Other Wildfire Trust Agreement.
(e) On the Effective Date, the Other Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures shall become effective.
(f) Except as otherwise provided in the Other Wildfire Trust Agreement, or the Other Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures, the Other Wildfire Trustee will make the applicable distribution under the Other Wildfire Trust Agreement and, subject to Bankruptcy Rule 2002, at:  (i) the address of such holder on the books and records of the Debtors or their agents; (ii) the address provided by such holder on its most recent proof of claim, or (iii) the address in any written notice of address change delivered to the Debtors prior to the Effective Date, or the Other Wildfire Trustee after the Effective Date, including any addresses included on any transfers of Claim filed pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 3001.  In the event that any distribution to any holder is returned as undeliverable, no distribution or payment to such holder shall be made unless and until the Other Wildfire Trustee has been notified of the then-current address of such holder, at which time or as soon as reasonable practicable thereafter, such distribution shall be made to such holder without interest.
(g) The Other Wildfire Trustee may request an expedited determination of taxes under section 505(b) of the Bankruptcy Code for all tax returns filed by or on behalf of the Other Wildfire Trust through the termination of the Other Wildfire Trust.
6.6 Public Entities Segregated Defense Fund.
(a) On the Effective Date, the Reorganized Debtors shall fund the Public Entities Segregated Defense Fund in accordance with the terms of the Public Entities Plan Support Agreements.
(b) The Public Entities Segregated Defense Fund shall be maintained by the Reorganized Debtors until the later of (i) the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations period for any and all Public Entities Third Party Claims and (ii) the conclusion of all litigation, including appeals, involving all Public Entities Third Party Claims.
6.7 Go-Forward Wildfire Fund.
(a) On the Effective Date, the Debtors shall contribute, in accordance with the Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054), an initial contribution of approximately $4.8 billion and first annual contribution of approximately $193 million, to the Go-Forward Wildfire Fund in order to secure the participation of the Reorganized Debtors therein.
(b) The Reorganized Debtors shall also be responsible for ongoing funding commitments to the Go-Forward Wildfire Fund as required by the terms thereof and the Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054).
6.8 Officers and Board of Directors.
(a) On the Effective Date, (i) the New Board of HoldCo shall consist of the Chief Executive Officer and [●] other initial directors and (ii) the New Board of the Utility shall consist of the Chief Executive Officer and [●] other initial directors.  The New Board for HoldCo and the Utility will, among other things, satisfy the requirements of the Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054) and other applicable law, including with respect to directors having appropriate experience in safety, finance and utility operations.  The composition of the New Board shall be disclosed in accordance with section 1129(a)(5) of the Bankruptcy Code.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in the Plan Supplement, the officers of the respective Debtors immediately before the Effective Date, as applicable, shall serve as the initial officers of each of the respective Reorganized Debtors on and after the Effective Date.
(c) Except to the extent that a member of the board of directors of a Debtor continues to serve as a director of the respective Reorganized Debtor on and after the Effective Date, the members of the board of directors of each Debtor prior to the Effective Date, in their capacities as such, shall have no continuing obligations to the Reorganized Debtors on or after the Effective Date and each such director will be deemed to have resigned or shall otherwise cease to be a director of the applicable Debtor on the Effective Date.
(d) Commencing on the Effective Date, the directors of each of the Reorganized Debtors shall be elected and serve pursuant to the terms of the applicable organizational documents of such Reorganized Debtor and may be replaced or removed in accordance with such organizational documents.
6.9 Management Incentive Plan.  On or after the Effective Date, the Management Incentive Plan may be established and implemented at the discretion of the New Board and in compliance with the Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054).
6.10 Cancellation of Existing Securities and Agreements.
(a) Except for the purpose of enabling holders of Allowed Claims to receive a distribution under the Plan as provided herein and except as otherwise set forth in this Plan, the Plan Supplement or the Confirmation Order, on the Effective Date, all agreements, instruments, and other documents evidencing any prepetition Claim or and any rights of any holder in respect thereof shall be deemed cancelled, discharged, and of no force or effect.  For the avoidance of doubt, in accordance with Sections 4.12, 4.13, 4.26, and 4.27 of the Plan, none of the HoldCo Common Interests, the HoldCo Other Interests, the Utility Preferred Interests, or the Utility Common Interests shall be cancelled pursuant to the Plan.  The holders of, or parties to, such cancelled instruments, Securities, and other documentation shall have no rights arising from or related to such instruments, Securities, or other documentation or the cancellation thereof, except the rights provided for pursuant to this Plan.
(b) The Funded Debt Trustees shall be released and discharged from all duties and responsibilities under the applicable Funded Debt Documents; provided, that notwithstanding the releases in Article X of the Plan, entry of the Confirmation Order or the occurrence of the Effective Date, each of the Funded Debt Documents or agreement that governs the rights of the holder of a Claim or Interest shall continue in effect to the extent necessary to:  (i) enforce the rights, Claims, and interests of the Funded Debt Trustees thereto vis-a-vis any parties other than the Released Parties; (ii) allow the holders of Funded Debt Claims, as applicable, to receive distributions under the Plan, to the extent provided for under the Plan; (iii) appear to be heard in the Chapter 11 Cases or in any proceedings in this Court or any other court; (iv) preserve any rights of the Funded Debt Trustees to payment of fees, expenses, and indemnification obligations from or on any money or property to be distributed in respect of the Allowed Funded Debt Claims, solely to the extent provided in the Plan; and (v) enforce any obligation owed to the Funded Debt Trustees under the Plan.
6.11 Cancellation of Certain Existing Security AgreementsPromptly following the payment in full or other satisfaction of an Allowed Other Secured Claim, the holder of such Allowed Other Secured Claim shall deliver to the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, any Collateral or other property of a Debtor held by such holder, together with any termination statements, instruments of satisfaction, or releases of all security interests with respect to its Allowed Other Secured Claim that may be reasonably required to terminate any related financing statements, mortgages, mechanics’ or other statutory Liens, or lis pendens, or similar interests or documents.
6.12 Issuance of New HoldCo Common StockOn and after the Effective Date, Reorganized HoldCo is authorized to issue, or cause to be issued, the New HoldCo Common Stock in accordance with the Plan and the Plan Documents, all without the need for any further corporate, limited liability company, or shareholder action.  All of the New HoldCo Common Stock distributable under the Plan shall be duly authorized, validly issued, and fully paid and non-assessable. 
6.13 Exit Financing.  On the Effective Date, the Exit Financing Documents shall be executed and delivered.  The Reorganized Debtors shall be authorized to execute, deliver, and enter into and perform under the Exit Financing Documents and to consummate the Exit Financing without the need for any further corporate action and without further action by the holders of Claims or Interests.
6.14 Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds or Other Securitized Bonds.
(a) If the State of California enacts legislation authorizing the issuance of Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds or other securitized bonds, this would provide a source of low cost financing for expediting payment and satisfaction of Wildfire Claims following estimation or settlement.
(b) On or after the Effective Date, if authorized, the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds or other securitized bonds shall be issued on the terms set forth in the Plan, the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Documents or other applicable bonds documents, and the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Legislation or other legislation.
(c) On or after the Effective Date, if authorized the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Documents or other securitized bonds documents shall be executed and delivered.  The Reorganized Debtors shall be authorized to execute, deliver, and enter into and perform under the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Documents or other applicable bonds documents, without the need for any further corporate action and without further action by the holders of Claims or Interests.
6.15 Rights OfferingIf applicable, following approval by the Bankruptcy Court of the Rights Offering Procedures and, if the offer, issuance and distribution of Securities pursuant to the Rights Offering is to be registered under the Securities Act, effectiveness of an appropriate registration statement registering such offer, issuance and distribution under the Securities Act, the Debtors shall, if they determine to implement the same, commence and consummate the Rights Offering in accordance therewith.  New HoldCo Common Stock shall be issued to each Eligible Offeree that exercises its respective subscription rights pursuant to the Rights Offering Procedures and the Plan.  The consummation of the Rights Offering shall be conditioned on the occurrence of the Effective Date, and any other condition specified in the Backstop Commitment Letters.  Amounts held by the subscription agent with respect to the Rights Offering prior to the Effective Date shall not be entitled to any interest on account of such amounts and no Eligible Offeree participating in the Rights Offering shall have any rights in New HoldCo Common Stock until the Rights Offering is consummated.
6.16 Securities Act Registrations or Exemptions.
(a) The offer, issuance and distribution of the New HoldCo Common Stock, Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds, other securitized bonds, Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock and other Securities as provided hereunder may be exempt from registration under (i) the Securities Act of 1933 and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder and (ii) any state or local law requiring registration for the offer, issuance, or distribution of Securities, pursuant to section 1145 of the Bankruptcy Code, without further act or action by any Entity, pursuant to another available exemption from registration, such as section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder, or pursuant to Article III of the Securities Act, or such offer, issuance and distribution may be registered under the Securities Act pursuant to an appropriate registration statement.  Any offer, issuance and distribution of Securities pursuant to any Backstop Commitment Letter may be exempt from registration pursuant to section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder.
(b) Under section 1145 of the Bankruptcy Code, any securities issued under the Plan that are exempt from such registration pursuant to section 1145(a) of the Bankruptcy Code will be freely tradable by the recipients thereof, subject to (i) the provisions of section 1145(b)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code relating to the definition of an underwriter in section 2(a)(11) of the Securities Act of 1933, (ii) compliance with any rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, if any, applicable at the time of any future transfer of such securities or instruments, (iii) the restrictions, if any, on the transferability of such securities and instruments, including any restrictions on the transferability under the terms of the New Organizational Documents, (iv) any applicable procedures of DTC, and (v) applicable regulatory approval.
ARTICLE VII.
Procedures for Disputed Claims
7.1 Objections to Claims.  Except as otherwise provided herein, in the Claims Resolution Procedures, and in the Wildfire Trust Agreements, the Reorganized Debtors shall be entitled to object to Claims.  Any objections to Claims shall be served and filed on or before the later of (i) one-hundred and eighty (180) days after the Effective Date and (ii) such later date as may be fixed by the Bankruptcy Court (as the same may be extended by the Bankruptcy Court for cause shown).
7.2 Resolution of Disputed Administrative Expense Claims and Disputed Claims.  Except as otherwise provided for in the Plan, in the Claims Resolution Procedures, or in the Wildfire Trust Agreements, on and after the Effective Date, the Reorganized Debtors shall have the authority to compromise, settle, otherwise resolve, or withdraw any objections to Disputed Administrative Expense Claims or Disputed Claims and to compromise, settle, or otherwise resolve any Disputed Administrative Expense Claims and Disputed Claims without approval of the Bankruptcy Court, other than with respect to any Professional Fee Claims.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, and for the avoidance of doubt, Subrogation Wildfire Claims and Other Wildfire Claims may only be compromised, settled, or resolved pursuant to the applicable Claims Resolution Procedures and Wildfire Trust Agreement.
7.3 Payments and Distributions with Respect to Disputed ClaimsNotwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if any portion of a Claim is a Disputed Claim, no payment or distribution provided hereunder shall be made on account of such Claim (including on account of the non-Disputed portion of such Claim) unless and until such Disputed Claim becomes an Allowed Claim.
7.4 Distributions After AllowanceAfter such time as a Disputed Claim becomes, in whole or in part, an Allowed Claim, the holder thereof shall be entitled to distributions, if any, to which such holder is then entitled as provided in this Plan.  Such distributions shall be made as soon as practicable after the date that the order or judgment of the Bankruptcy Court allowing such Disputed Claim (or portion thereof) becomes a Final Order.
7.5 Disallowance of Claims.  Any Claims held by an Entity from which property is recoverable under sections 542, 543, 550, or 553 of the Bankruptcy Code or that is a transferee of a transfer avoidable under section 522(f), 522(h), 544, 545, 547, 548, 549, or 724(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, as determined by a Final Order, shall be deemed disallowed pursuant to section 502(d) of the Bankruptcy Code, and holders of such Claims may not receive any distributions on account of such Claims until such time as such Causes of Action against that Entity have been settled or a Final Order with respect thereto has been entered and all sums due, if any, to the Debtors by that Entity have been turned over or paid to the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors.  Except as otherwise provided herein or by an order of the Bankruptcy Court, all proofs of Claim filed after the Effective Date shall be disallowed and forever barred, estopped, and enjoined from assertion, and shall not be enforceable against any Reorganized Debtor, without the need for any objection by the Reorganized Debtors or any further notice to or action, order, or approval of the Bankruptcy Court, other than a claim for damages arising from the rejection of an executory contract or unexpired lease.
7.6 EstimationExcept as otherwise provide in the Plan, in the Claims Resolution Procedures, and in the Wildfire Trust Agreements, or as ordered by the Bankruptcy Court in the Claims Estimation Proceedings, the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors may determine, resolve and otherwise adjudicate all contingent Claims or unliquidated Claims in the Bankruptcy Court or such other court of the Debtors’ or Reorganized Debtors’ choice having jurisdiction over the validity, nature or amount thereof.  The Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors may at any time request that the Bankruptcy Court estimate any contingent Claims or unliquidated Claims pursuant to section 502(c) of the Bankruptcy Code for any reason or purpose, regardless of whether any of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors have previously objected to such Claim or whether the Bankruptcy Court has ruled on any such objection.  The Bankruptcy Court shall retain jurisdiction to estimate any Claim at any time during litigation concerning any objection to any Claim, including, during the pendency of any appeal relating to any such objection.  If the Bankruptcy Court estimates any contingent Claim or unliquidated Claim, that estimated amount shall constitute the maximum limitation on such Claim, and the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors may pursue supplementary proceedings to object to the ultimate allowance of such Claim; provided, that such limitation shall not apply to Claims requested by the Debtors to be estimated for voting purposes only.  All of the aforementioned objection, estimation and resolution procedures are cumulative and not exclusive of one another.  Claims may be estimated and subsequently compromised, settled, withdrawn, or resolved by any mechanism approved by the Bankruptcy Court.  Notwithstanding section 502(j) of the Bankruptcy Code, in no event shall any holder of a Claim that has been estimated pursuant to section 502(c) of the Bankruptcy Code or otherwise be entitled to seek reconsideration of such Claim unless the holder of such Claim has filed a motion requesting the right to seek such reconsideration on or before twenty (20) calendar days after the date such Claim is estimated by the Bankruptcy Court.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, and for the avoidance of doubt, Subrogation Wildfire Claims and Other Wildfire Claims may only be compromised, settled, or resolved pursuant to terms of the applicable Wildfire Trust Agreement.
ARTICLE VIII.
Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
8.1 General Treatment.
(a) As of, and subject to, the occurrence of the Effective Date and the payment of any applicable Cure Amount, all executory contracts and unexpired leases of the Reorganized Debtors shall be deemed assumed, unless such executory contract or unexpired lease (i) was previously assumed or rejected by the Debtors, pursuant to a Final Order, (ii) previously expired or terminated pursuant to its own terms or by agreement of the parties thereto, (iii) is the subject of a motion to assume, assume and assign, or reject filed by the Debtors on or before the Confirmation Date, or (iv) is specifically designated as an executory contract or unexpired lease to be rejected on the Schedule of Rejected Contracts.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, as of and subject to the occurrence of the Effective Date and the payment of any applicable Cure Amount, all power purchase agreements, renewable energy power purchase agreements, and Community Choice Aggregation servicing agreements of the Debtors shall be deemed assumed.
(b) Subject to the occurrence of the Effective Date, entry of the Confirmation Order by the Bankruptcy Court shall constitute approval of the assumptions, assumptions and assignments, or rejections provided for in this Plan pursuant to sections 365(a) and 1123 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Each executory contract and unexpired lease assumed pursuant to this Plan shall vest in, and be fully enforceable by, the applicable Reorganized Debtor in accordance with its terms, except as modified by the provisions of this Plan, any order of the Bankruptcy Court authorizing and providing for its assumption or assumption and assignment, or applicable law.
8.2 Determination of Cure Disputes and Deemed Consent.
(a) Any monetary defaults under an assumed or assumed and assigned executory contract or unexpired lease, shall be satisfied, pursuant to section 365(b)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code, by payment of the default amount, as reflected in the applicable cure notice, in Cash on the Effective Date, subject to the limitations described below, or on such other terms as the parties to such executory contracts or unexpired leases and the Debtors may otherwise agree.
(b) At least fourteen (14) days before the Confirmation Hearing, the Debtors shall distribute, or cause to be distributed, assumption and cure notices to the applicable third parties.  Any objection by a counterparty to an executory contract or unexpired lease to the proposed assumption, assumption and assignment, or related Cure Amount must be filed, served, and actually received by the Debtors at least seven (7) days before the Confirmation Hearing.  Any counterparty to an executory contract or unexpired lease that fails to object timely to the proposed assumption, assumption and assignment, or Cure Amount will be deemed to have assented to such assumption, assumption and assignment, or Cure Amount.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event that any executory contract or unexpired lease is removed from the Schedule of Rejected Contracts after such fourteen (14)-day deadline, a cure notice with respect to such executory contract or unexpired lease will be sent promptly to the counterparty thereof and a noticed hearing set to consider whether such executory contract or unexpired lease can be assumed or assumed and assigned, as applicable.
(c) In the event of an unresolved dispute regarding (i) any Cure Amount, (ii) the ability of the Reorganized Debtors or any assignee to provide “adequate assurance of future performance” (within the meaning of section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code) under the executory contract or unexpired lease to be assumed, or (iii) any other matter pertaining to assumption, assumption and assignment, or the Cure Amounts required by section 365(b)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code, such dispute shall be resolved by a Final Order (which order may be the Confirmation Order).
(d) If the Bankruptcy Court makes a determination regarding any of the matters set forth in Section 8.2(c) above with respect to any executory contract or unexpired lease is greater than the amount set forth in the applicable cure notice, as set forth in Section 8.8(a) below, the Debtors or Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, shall have the right to alter the treatment of such executory contract or unexpired lease, including, without limitation, to add such executory contract or unexpired lease to the Schedule of Rejected Contracts, in which case such executory contract or unexpired lease shall be deemed rejected as of the Effective Date.
(e) Assumption or assumption and assignment of any executory contract or unexpired lease pursuant to the Plan or otherwise shall result in the full release and satisfaction of any Claims against any Debtor or defaults by any Debtor, whether monetary or nonmonetary, including defaults of provisions restricting the change in control or ownership interest composition or other bankruptcy-related defaults, arising under any assumed executory contract or unexpired lease at any time before the date that the Debtors assume or assume and assign such executory contract or unexpired lease.  Any proofs of Claim filed with respect to an executory contract or unexpired lease that has been assumed or assumed and assigned shall be deemed disallowed and expunged, without further notice to or action, order, or approval of the Bankruptcy Court.
8.3 Rejection Damages Claims.  In the event that the rejection of an executory contract or unexpired lease hereunder results in damages to the other party or parties to such contract or lease, any Claim for such damages, if not heretofore evidenced by a timely filed proof of Claim, shall be forever barred and shall not be enforceable against the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, or their respective estates, properties or interests in property, unless a proof of Claim is filed with the Bankruptcy Court and served upon the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, no later than thirty (30) days after the later of (i) the Confirmation Date or (ii) the effective date of the rejection of such executory contract or unexpired lease, as set forth on the Schedule of Rejected Contracts or order of the Bankruptcy Court.  The Confirmation Order shall constitute the Bankruptcy Court’s approval of the rejection of all the leases and contracts identified in the Schedule of Rejected Contracts.
8.4 Survival of the Debtors’ Indemnification Obligations.  Any and all obligations of the Debtors pursuant to their corporate charters, agreements, bylaws, limited liability company agreements, memorandum and articles of association, or other organizational documents (including all Indemnification Obligations) to indemnify current and former officers, directors, agents, or employees with respect to all present and future actions, suits, and proceedings against the Debtors or such officers, directors, agents, or employees based upon any act or omission for or on behalf of the Debtors shall remain in full force and effect to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and shall not be discharged, impaired, or otherwise affected by this Plan.  All such obligations shall be deemed and treated as executory contracts that are assumed by the Debtors under this Plan and shall continue as obligations of the Reorganized Debtors.  Any Claim based on the Debtors’ obligations in this Section 8.4 herein shall not be a Disputed Claim or subject to any objection, in either case, by reason of section 502(e)(1)(B) of the Bankruptcy Code or otherwise.
8.5 Assumption of Employee Benefit Plans.  On the Effective Date, all Employee Benefit Plans are deemed to be, and shall be treated as, executory contracts under this Plan and, on the Effective Date, shall be assumed pursuant to sections 365 and 1123 of the Bankruptcy Code.
8.6 Collective Bargaining Agreements.
(a) On or prior to the Effective Date, and subject to the occurrence of the Effective Date, the Reorganized Debtors shall assume the Collective Bargaining Agreements.
8.7 Insurance Policies.
(a) All Insurance Policies (including all D&O Liability Insurance Policies and tail coverage liability insurance) to which any Debtor is a party as of the Effective Date shall be deemed to be and treated as executory contracts and shall be assumed by the applicable Debtors or Reorganized Debtor and shall continue in full force and effect thereafter in accordance with their respective terms.
8.8 Reservation of Rights.
(a) The Debtors may amend the Schedule of Rejected Contracts and any cure notice until the later of (i) through 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) on the Business Day immediately prior to the commencement of the Confirmation Hearing or (ii) if Section 8.2(d) is applicable, the Business Day seven (7) Business Days following the determination by the Bankruptcy Court, in order to add, delete, or reclassify any executory contract or unexpired lease; provided, that if the Confirmation Hearing is adjourned for a period of more than two (2) consecutive calendar days, the Debtors’ right to amend such schedules and notices shall be extended to 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) on the Business Day immediately prior to the adjourned date of the Confirmation Hearing, with such extension applying in the case of any and all subsequent adjournments of the Confirmation Hearing.
(b) Neither the exclusion nor the inclusion by the Debtors of any contract or lease on any exhibit, schedule, or other annex to this Plan or in the Plan Supplement, nor anything contained in this Plan or in the Plan Documents, will constitute an admission by the Debtors that any such contract or lease is or is not an executory contract or unexpired lease or that the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors or their respective affiliates has any liability thereunder.
(c) Except as explicitly provided in this Plan, nothing herein shall waive, excuse, limit, diminish, or otherwise alter any of the defenses, claims, Causes of Action, or other rights of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors under any executory or non-executory contract or unexpired or expired lease.
(d) Nothing in this Plan will increase, augment, or add to any of the duties, obligations, responsibilities, or liabilities of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, under any executory or non-executory contract or unexpired or expired lease.
8.9 Modifications, Amendments, Supplements, Restatements, or Other Agreements.  Unless otherwise provided in the Plan, each executory contract or unexpired lease that is assumed shall include all modifications, amendments, supplements, restatements, or other agreements that in any manner affect such executory contract or unexpired lease, and executory contracts and unexpired leases related thereto, if any, including easements, licenses, permits, rights, privileges, immunities, options, rights of first refusal, and any other interests, unless any of the foregoing agreements has been previously rejected or repudiated or is rejected or repudiated under the Plan.
ARTICLE IX.
Effectiveness of the Plan
9.1 Conditions Precedent to Confirmation of the Plan.  The following are conditions precedent to confirmation of the Plan:
(a) The Disclosure Statement Order has been entered by the Bankruptcy Court;
(b) The Bankruptcy Court shall have entered the Confirmation Order in form and substance acceptable to the Debtors;
(c) The Debtors have received the CPUC Approval; and
(d) The Backstop Commitment Letters, if necessary for the Plan Funding, shall be in full force and effect and binding on all parties thereto, and shall not have been terminated by the parties thereto.
9.2 Conditions Precedent to the Effective Date.  The following are conditions precedent to the Effective Date of the Plan:
(a) The Confirmation Order shall have been entered by the Bankruptcy Court no later than the June 30, 2020 date set forth in section 3292(b) of the Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054) or any extension of such date;
(b) The Confirmation Order shall be in full force and effect, and no stay thereof shall be in effect;
(c) The Debtors shall have implemented all transactions contemplated by this Plan;
(d) All documents and agreements necessary to consummate the Plan shall have been effected or executed;
(e) The Debtors shall have elected, and received Bankruptcy Court approval to, participate in and fund the Go-Forward Wildfire Fund;
(f) The Debtors shall have obtained the Plan Funding;
(g) The Debtors shall have received all authorizations, consents, legal and regulatory approvals, rulings, letters, no-action letters, opinions, or documents that are necessary to implement and consummate the Plan and the Plan Funding and that are required by law, regulation, or order;
(h) The CPUC Approval remains in full force and effect;
(i) The Debtors’ aggregate liability with respect to Subrogation Wildfire Claims as determined pursuant to the Subrogation Wildfire Claims Estimation Proceeding shall not exceed the Subrogation Claims Cap;
(j) The Debtors’ aggregate liability with respect to Other Wildfire Claims as determined pursuant to the Other Wildfire Claims Estimation Proceeding shall not exceed the Other Wildfire Claims Cap;
(k) The Wildfire Trusts shall have been established and Trustees for each appointed; and
(l) The Plan shall not have been materially amended, altered or modified from the Plan as confirmed by the Confirmation Order, unless such material amendment, alteration or modification has been made in accordance with Section 12.6 of the Plan.
It shall not be a condition to the occurrence of the Effective Date that Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds shall be available for the Plan Funding or that Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds Legislation shall have been enacted.

9.3 Satisfaction of Conditions.  Except as otherwise provided herein, any actions required to be taken on the Effective Date shall take place and shall be deemed to have occurred simultaneously, and no such action shall be deemed to have occurred prior to the taking of any other such action.  If the Debtors determine that any of the conditions precedent set forth in Sections 9.1 or 9.2 hereof cannot be satisfied and the occurrence of such conditions is not waived pursuant to Section 9.4, then the Debtors shall file a notice of the failure of the Effective Date with the Bankruptcy Court.
9.4 Waiver of Conditions.  The conditions set forth in Sections 9.1 or 9.2 may be waived or modified only by the Debtors, with the consent of the Backstop Parties holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitment Amount (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), without notice, leave, or order of the Bankruptcy Court or any formal action other than proceedings to confirm or consummate the Plan.
9.5 Effect of Non-Occurrence of Effective Date.  If the Effective Date does not occur on or before December 31, 2020, then:  (a) the Plan will be null and void in all respects; and (b) nothing contained in the Plan or the Disclosure Statement shall:  (i) constitute a waiver or release of any Claims, Interests, or Causes of Action by an Entity; (ii) prejudice in any manner the rights of any Debtor or any other Entity; or (iii) constitute an admission, acknowledgment, offer, or undertaking of any sort by any Debtor or any other Entity.
ARTICLE X.
Effect of Confirmation
10.1 Binding Effect.  Except as otherwise provided in section 1141(d)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code, and subject to the occurrence of the Effective Date, on and after the entry of the Confirmation Order, the provisions of this Plan shall bind every holder of a Claim against or Interest in any Debtor and inure to the benefit of and be binding on such holder’s respective successors and assigns, regardless of whether the Claim or Interest of such holder is impaired under this Plan and whether such holder has accepted this Plan.
10.2 Vesting of Assets.  Upon the Effective Date, pursuant to sections 1141(b) and (c) of the Bankruptcy Code, all assets and property of the Debtors shall vest in the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, free and clear of all Claims, Liens, charges, and other interests, except as otherwise provided herein.  The Reorganized Debtors may operate their businesses and use, acquire, and dispose of property free of any restrictions of the Bankruptcy Code or the Bankruptcy Rules and in all respects as if there were no pending cases under any chapter or provision of the Bankruptcy Code, except as otherwise provided herein.
10.3 Release and Discharge of Debtors.  Upon the Effective Date and in consideration of the distributions to be made hereunder, except as otherwise expressly provided herein, each holder (as well as any representatives, trustees, or agents on behalf of each holder) of a Claim or Interest and any affiliate of such holder shall be deemed to have forever waived, released, and discharged the Debtors, to the fullest extent permitted by section 1141 of the Bankruptcy Code, of and from any and all Claims, Interests, rights, and liabilities that arose prior to the Effective Date.  Upon the Effective Date, all such Persons shall be forever precluded and enjoined, pursuant to section 524 of the Bankruptcy Code, from prosecuting or asserting any such discharged Claim against or Interest in the Debtors.
10.4 Term of Injunctions or Stays.  Unless otherwise provided herein or in a Final Order, all injunctions or stays arising under or entered during the Chapter 11 Cases under section 105 or 362 of the Bankruptcy Code, or otherwise, and in existence on the Confirmation Date, shall remain in full force and effect until the later of the Effective Date and the date indicated in the order providing for such injunction or stay.  The Trading Order shall remain enforceable as to transfers through the Effective Date with respect to those persons having “beneficial ownership” of “PG&E Stock” (as such terms are defined in Trading Order).  Accordingly, the Trading Order has no applicability or effect with respect to the trading of stock of Reorganized HoldCo after the Effective Date.
10.5 Injunction Against Interference with Plan.  Upon entry of the Confirmation Order, all holders of Claims and Interests and other parties in interest, along with their respective present or former employees, agents, officers, directors, principals, and affiliates, shall be enjoined from taking any actions to interfere with the implementation or consummation of the Plan; provided, that nothing herein or in the Confirmation Order shall preclude, limit, restrict or prohibit any party in interest from seeking to enforce the terms of the Plan, the Confirmation Order, or any other agreement or instrument entered into or effectuated in connection with the consummation of the Plan.
10.6 Injunction.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Plan or in the Confirmation Order, as of the entry of the Confirmation Order but subject to the occurrence of the Effective Date, all Persons who have held, hold, or may hold Claims or Interests are, with respect to any such Claim or Interest, permanently enjoined after the entry of the Confirmation Order from: (i) commencing, conducting, or continuing in any manner, directly or indirectly, any suit, action, or other proceeding of any kind (including, any proceeding in a judicial, arbitral, administrative, or other forum) against or affecting, directly or indirectly, a Debtor, a Reorganized Debtor, or an estate or the property of any of the foregoing, or any direct or indirect transferee of any property of, or direct or indirect successor in interest to, any of the foregoing Persons mentioned in this subsection (i) or any property of any such transferee or successor; (ii) enforcing, levying, attaching (including, any prejudgment attachment), collecting, or otherwise recovering in any manner or by any means, whether directly or indirectly, any judgment, award, decree, or order against a Debtor, a Reorganized Debtor, or an estate or its property, or any direct or indirect transferee of any property of, or direct or indirect successor in interest to, any of the foregoing Persons mentioned in this subsection (ii) or any property of any such transferee or successor; (iii) creating, perfecting, or otherwise enforcing in any manner, directly or indirectly, any encumbrance of any kind against a Debtor, a Reorganized Debtor, or an estate or any of its property, or any direct or indirect transferee of any property of, or successor in interest to, any of the foregoing Persons mentioned in this subsection (iii) or any property of any such transferee or successor; (iv) acting or proceeding in any manner, in any place whatsoever, that does not conform to or comply with the provisions of this Plan to the full extent permitted by applicable law; and (v) commencing or continuing, in any manner or in any place, any action that does not comply with or is inconsistent with the provisions of this Plan; provided, that nothing contained herein shall preclude such Persons who have held, hold, or may hold Claims against a Debtor or an estate from exercising their rights, or obtaining benefits, pursuant to and consistent with the terms of this Plan, the Confirmation Order, or any other agreement or instrument entered into or effectuated in connection with the consummation of the Plan; provided further that this Section 10.6 shall not apply to holders of Ghost Ship Fire Claims or Workers’ Compensation Claims.
(b) By accepting distributions pursuant to this Plan, each holder of an Allowed Claim will be deemed to have affirmatively and specifically consented to be bound by this Plan, including, the injunctions set forth in this Section.
10.7 Channeling Injunction.
(a)   The sole source of recovery for holders of Subrogation Wildfire Claims and Other Wildfire Claims shall be from the Subrogation Wildfire Trust and the Other Wildfire Trust, as applicable.  The holders of such Claims shall have no recourse to or Claims whatsoever against the Reorganized Debtors or their assets and properties.  Consistent with the foregoing all Persons that have held or asserted, or that hold or assert any Subrogation Wildfire Claim or Other Wildfire Claim shall be permanently and forever stayed, restrained, and enjoined from taking any action for the purpose of directly or indirectly collecting, recovering, or receiving payments, satisfaction, or recovery from any Reorganized Debtor or its assets and properties with respect to any Wildfire Claims, including all of the following actions:
(i)
commencing, conducting, or continuing, in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, any suit, action, or other proceeding of any kind in any forum with respect to any such Wildfire Claim, against or affecting any Reorganized Debtor, or any property or interests in property of any Reorganized Debtor with respect to any such Wildfire Claim;
(ii)
enforcing, levying, attaching, collecting or otherwise recovering, by any manner or means, or in any manner, either directly or indirectly, any judgment, award, decree or other order against any Reorganized Debtor or against the property of any Reorganized Debtor with respect to any such Wildfire Claim;
(iii)
creating, perfecting, or enforcing in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, any Lien of any kind against any Reorganized Debtor or the property of any Reorganized Debtor with respect to any such Wildfire Claims;
(iv)
asserting or accomplishing any setoff, right of subrogation, indemnity, contribution, or recoupment of any kind, whether directly or indirectly, against any obligation due to any Reorganized Debtor or against the property of any Reorganized Debtor with respect to any such Wildfire Claim; and
(v)
taking any act, in any manner, in any place whatsoever, that does not conform to, or comply with, the provisions of the Plan Documents, with respect to any such Wildfire Claim.
(b) Reservations.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 10.7 of the Plan, this Channeling Injunction shall not enjoin:
(i)
the rights of holders of Subrogation Wildfire Claims and Other Wildfire Claims to the treatment afforded them under the Plan, including the right to assert such Claims in accordance with the applicable Wildfire Trust Agreements solely against the applicable Wildfire Trust whether or not there are funds to pay such Wildfire Claims; and
(ii)
the Wildfire Trusts from enforcing their rights under the Wildfire Trust Agreements.
(c) Modifications.  There can be no modification, dissolution, or termination of the Channeling Injunction, which shall be a permanent injunction.
(d) No Limitation on Channeling Injunction.  Nothing in the Plan, the Confirmation Order, or the Wildfire Trust Agreements shall be construed in any way to limit the scope, enforceability, or effectiveness of the Channeling Injunction provided for herein and in the Confirmation Order.
(e) Bankruptcy Rule 3016 Compliance.  The Debtors’ compliance with the requirements of Bankruptcy Rule 3016 shall not constitute an admission that the Plan provides for an injunction against conduct not otherwise enjoined under the Bankruptcy Code.
10.8 Exculpation.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, no Exculpated Party shall have or incur, and each Exculpated Party is hereby released and exculpated from, any Claim, Interest, obligation, suit, judgment, damage, demand, debt, right, Cause of Action, loss, remedy, or liability for any claim (including, but not limited to, any claim for breach of any fiduciary duty or any similar duty) in connection with or arising out of the administration of the Chapter 11 Cases; the negotiation and pursuit of the Public Entities Plan Support Agreements, the Plan Funding, the DIP Facilities, the Disclosure Statement, the Plan, the Restructuring Transactions, the Wildfire Trusts (including the Plan Documents, the Claims Resolution Procedures and the Wildfire Trust Agreements), or any agreement, transaction, or document related to any of the foregoing, or the solicitation of votes for, or confirmation of, this Plan; the funding of this Plan; the occurrence of the Effective Date; the administration of this Plan or the property to be distributed under this Plan; any membership in (including, but not limited to, on an ex officio basis), participation in, or involvement with the Statutory Committees; the issuance of Securities under or in connection with this Plan; or the transactions in furtherance of any of the foregoing; except for Claims related to any act or omission that is determined in a Final Order by a court of competent jurisdiction to have constituted actual fraud or willful misconduct, but in all respects such Entities shall be entitled to reasonably rely upon the advice of counsel with respect to their duties and responsibilities pursuant to this Plan. The Exculpated Parties and each of their respective affiliates, agents, directors, officers, employees, advisors, and attorneys have acted in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code with regard to the solicitation and distributions pursuant to this Plan and, therefore, are not, and on account of such distributions shall not be, liable at any time for the violation of any applicable law, rule, or regulation governing the solicitation of acceptances or rejections of this Plan or such distributions made pursuant to this Plan, including the issuance of Securities thereunder. This exculpation shall be in addition to, and not in limitation of, all other releases, indemnities, exculpations, and any other applicable law or rules protecting such Exculpated Parties from liability.
10.9 Releases.
(a) Releases by the Debtors.  As of and subject to the occurrence of the Effective Date, except for the rights that remain in effect from and after the Effective Date to enforce this Plan and the Plan Documents, for good and valuable consideration, the adequacy of which is hereby confirmed, including, the service of the Released Parties to facilitate the reorganization of the Debtors, the implementation of the Restructuring, and except as otherwise provided in this Plan or in the Confirmation Order, the Released Parties are deemed forever released and discharged, to the maximum extent permitted by law, by the Debtors, the Reorganized Debtors, and the Debtors’ estates, in each case on behalf of themselves and their respective successors, assigns, and representatives and any and all other Entities who may purport to assert any Cause of Action derivatively, by or through the foregoing Entities, from any and all claims, interests, obligations, suits, judgments, damages, demands, debts, rights, Causes of Action, losses, remedies, or liabilities whatsoever, including any derivative claims, asserted or assertable on behalf of the Debtors, the Reorganized Debtors, or the Debtors’ estates, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, existing or hereinafter arising, in law, equity, or otherwise, that the Debtors, the Reorganized Debtors, or the  Debtors’ estates would have been legally entitled to assert in their own right (whether individually or collectively) or on behalf of the holder of any Claim or Interest or other Entity, based on or relating to, or in any manner arising from, in whole or in part, the Debtors, the Chapter 11 Cases, the purchase, sale, or rescission of the purchase or sale of any Security of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, the subject matter of, or the transactions or events giving rise to, any Claim or Interest that is treated in this Plan, the business or contractual arrangements between any Debtor and any Released Party, the DIP Facilities, the Plan Funding, the Restructuring, the restructuring of any Claim or Interest before or during the Chapter 11 Cases, the Restructuring Transactions, the Public Entities Plan Support Agreements, the negotiation, formulation, or preparation of the Disclosure Statement and this Plan and related agreements, instruments, and other documents (including the Plan Documents, the Claims Resolution Procedures, the Wildfire Trust Agreements, and the Public Entities Plan Support Agreements), the solicitation of votes with respect to this Plan, any membership (including, but not limited to, on an ex officio basis), participation in, or involvement with the Statutory Committees, or any other act or omission, transaction, agreement, event, or other occurrence, and in all respects such Entities shall be entitled to reasonably rely upon the advice of counsel with respect to their duties and responsibilities pursuant to this Plan.
(b) Releases by Holders of Claims and Interests.  As of and subject to the occurrence of the Effective Date, except for the rights that remain in effect from and after the Effective Date to enforce the Plan and the Plan Documents, for good and valuable consideration, the adequacy of which is hereby confirmed, including, the service of the Released Parties to facilitate the reorganization of the Debtors and the implementation of the Restructuring, and except as otherwise provided in the Plan or in the Confirmation Order, the Released Parties, are deemed forever released and discharged by the Releasing Parties from any and all claims, interests, obligations, suits, judgments, damages, demands, debts, rights, Causes of Action, losses, remedies, and liabilities whatsoever, including any derivative claims, asserted or assertable on behalf of the Debtors, and any claims for breach of any fiduciary duty (or any similar duty), whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, existing or hereinafter arising, in law, equity, or otherwise, that such holders or their affiliates (to the extent such affiliates can be bound) would have been legally entitled to assert in their own right (whether individually or collectively) or on behalf of the holder of any Claim or Interest or other Entity, based on or relating to, or in any manner arising from, in whole or in part, the Debtors, the Wildfires, the Chapter 11 Cases, the purchase, sale, or rescission of the purchase or sale of any Security of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, the subject matter of, or the transactions or events giving rise to, any Claim or Interest that is treated in the Plan, the business or contractual arrangements between any Debtor and any Released Party, the DIP Facilities, the Plan Funding, the Restructuring, the restructuring of any Claim or Interest before or during the Chapter 11 Cases, the Restructuring Transactions,  the Public Entities Plan Support Agreement, the negotiation, formulation, or preparation of the Disclosure Statement, the Plan and related agreements, instruments, and other documents (including the Plan Documents, the Claims Resolution Procedures, the Wildfire Trust Agreements, and the Public Entities Plan Support Agreements), the solicitation of votes with respect to the Plan, any membership in (including, but not limited to, on an ex officio basis), participation in, or involvement with the Statutory Committees, or any other act or omission, transaction, agreement, event, or other occurrence, except for Claims related to any act or omission that is determined in a Final Order by a court of competent jurisdiction to have constituted actual fraud or willful misconduct, but in all respects such Entities shall be entitled to reasonably rely upon the advice of counsel with respect to their duties and responsibilities pursuant to the Plan.  Notwithstanding the above, the holders of Ghost Ship Fire Claims and Workers’ Compensation Claims retain the right to assert such Claims against the Reorganized Debtors in accordance with the terms of the Plan.
(c) Release of Liens.  Except as otherwise specifically provided in the Plan or in any contract, instrument, release, or other agreement or document created pursuant to the Plan, including the Exit Financing Documents, on the Effective Date and concurrently with the applicable distributions made pursuant to the Plan and, in the case of a Secured Claim, satisfaction in full of the portion of the Secured Claim that is Allowed as of the Effective Date, all mortgages, deeds of trust, Liens, pledges, or other security interests against any property of the estates shall be fully released and discharged, and all of the right, title, and interest of any holder of such mortgages, deeds of trust, Liens, pledges, or other security interests shall revert to the Reorganized Debtors and their successors and assigns, in each case, without any further approval or order of the Bankruptcy Court and without any action or filing being required to be made by the Debtors.
(d) Waiver of Statutory Limitations on ReleasesEach releasing party in each of the releases contained in the Plan (including under Article X of the Plan) expressly acknowledges that although ordinarily a general release may not extend to claims which the releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his favor, which if known by it may have materially affected its settlement with the party released, each releasing party has carefully considered and taken into account in determining to enter into the above releases the possible existence of such unknown losses or claims. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each releasing party expressly waives any and all rights conferred upon it by any statute or rule of law which provides that a release does not extend to claims which the claimant does not know or suspect to exist in its favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by it may have materially affected its settlement with the released party, including the provisions of California Civil Code section 1542.  The releases contained in this Article X of the Plan are effective regardless of whether those released matters are presently known, unknown, suspected or unsuspected, foreseen or unforeseen.
(e) Injunction Related to Releases and Exculpation.  The Confirmation Order shall permanently enjoin the commencement or prosecution by any Person or Entity, whether directly, derivatively, or otherwise, of any Claims, obligations, suits, judgments, damages, demands, debts, rights, Causes of Action, losses, or liabilities released pursuant to this Plan, including, the claims, obligations, suits, judgments, damages, demands, debts, rights, Causes of Action, and liabilities released or exculpated in this Plan.  Notwithstanding the above, the holders of Ghost Ship Fire Claims and Workers’ Compensation Claims retain the right to assert such Claims against the Reorganized Debtors in accordance with the terms of the Plan. 
10.10 Subordination.  The allowance, classification, and treatment of all Allowed Claims and Interests and the respective distributions and treatments thereof under this Plan take into account and conform to the relative priority and rights of the Claims and Interests in each Class in connection with any contractual, legal, and equitable subordination rights relating thereto, whether arising under general principles of equitable subordination, sections 510(a), 510(b), or 510(c) of the Bankruptcy Code, or otherwise.  Pursuant to section 510 of the Bankruptcy Code, the Debtors reserve the right to reclassify any Allowed Claim (other than any DIP Facility Claims) or Interest in accordance with any contractual, legal, or equitable subordination relating thereto.
10.11 Retention of Causes of Action/Reservation of Rights.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in Section 10.9 hereof, nothing herein or in the Confirmation Order shall be deemed to be a waiver or the relinquishment of any rights or Causes of Action that the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors may have or which the Reorganized Debtors may choose to assert on behalf of their respective estates under any provision of the Bankruptcy Code or any applicable nonbankruptcy law, including (i) any and all Claims against any Person or Entity, to the extent such Person or Entity asserts a crossclaim, counterclaim, and/or Claim for setoff which seeks affirmative relief against the Debtors, the Reorganized Debtors, or their officers, directors, or representatives and (ii) for the turnover of any property of the Debtors’ estates.
(b) Nothing herein or in the Confirmation Order shall be deemed to be a waiver or relinquishment of any rights or Causes of Action, right of setoff, or other legal or equitable defense that the Debtors had immediately prior to the Petition Date, against or with respect to any Claim left unimpaired by the Plan.  The Reorganized Debtors shall have, retain, reserve, and be entitled to assert all such claims, Causes of Action, rights of setoff, and other legal or equitable defenses that they had immediately prior to the Petition Date fully as if the Chapter 11 Cases had not been commenced, and all of the Reorganized Debtors’ legal and equitable rights with respect to any Claim left unimpaired by the Plan may be asserted after the Confirmation Date to the same extent as if the Chapter 11 Cases had not been commenced.
(c) The Reorganized Debtors reserve and shall retain the applicable Causes of Action notwithstanding the rejection of any executory contract or unexpired lease during the Chapter 11 Cases or pursuant to the Plan.  In accordance with section 1123(b)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code, any Causes of Action that a Debtor may hold against any Entity shall vest in the Reorganized Debtors in accordance with the terms hereof.  The Reorganized Debtors shall have the exclusive right, authority, and discretion to determine and to initiate, file, prosecute, enforce, abandon, settle, compromise, release, withdraw, or litigate to judgment any such Causes of Action and to decline to do any of the foregoing without the consent or approval of any third party or further notice to or action, order, or approval of the Bankruptcy Court.
10.12 Preservation of Causes of Action.  No Entity may rely on the absence of a specific reference in the Plan, the Plan Supplement, or the Disclosure Statement to any Cause of Action against them as any indication that the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors will not pursue any and all available Causes of Action against them.  The Debtors and the Reorganized Debtors expressly reserve all rights to prosecute any and all Causes of Action against any Entity, except as otherwise expressly provided herein.
10.13 Special Provisions for Governmental UnitsSolely with respect to Governmental Units, nothing herein shall limit or expand the scope of discharge, release, or injunction to which the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors are entitled under the Bankruptcy Code.  Further, nothing herein, including Sections 10.8 and 10.9 hereof, shall discharge, release, enjoin, or otherwise bar (a) any liability of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors to a Governmental Unit arising on or after the Confirmation Date with respect to events occurring on or after the Confirmation Date, (b) any liability to a Governmental Unit that is not a Claim, (c) any valid right of setoff or recoupment of a Governmental Unit, (d) any police or regulatory action by a Governmental Unit, (e) any environmental liability to a Governmental Unit that the Debtors, the Reorganized Debtors, any successors thereto, or any other Person or Entity may have as an owner or operator of real property after the Effective Date, or (f) any liability to a Governmental Unit on the part of any Persons or Entities other than the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, provided, that nothing in this Section 10.13 shall affect the Debtors’ releases in Section 10.9 hereof, nor shall anything herein enjoin or otherwise bar any Governmental Unit from asserting or enforcing, outside the Bankruptcy Court, any of the matters described in clauses (a) through (f) above.
10.14 Document Retention.  On and after the Effective Date, the Reorganized Debtors may maintain documents in accordance with the Debtors’ standard document retention policy, as may be altered, amended, modified, or supplemented by the Reorganized Debtors.
10.15 Solicitation of Plan.  As of and subject to the occurrence of the Confirmation Date:  (a) the Debtors shall be deemed to have solicited acceptances of the Plan in good faith and in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, including sections 1125(a) and (e) of the Bankruptcy Code, and any applicable non-bankruptcy law, rule, or regulation governing the adequacy of disclosure in connection with such solicitation and (b) the Debtors and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, restructuring advisors, financial advisors, investment bankers, professionals, accountants, and attorneys shall be deemed to have participated in good faith and in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code in the offer and issuance of any securities under the Plan, and therefore are not, and on account of such offer, issuance, and solicitation shall not be, liable at any time for any violation of any applicable law, rule, or regulation governing the solicitation of acceptances or rejections of the Plan or the offer and issuance of any securities under the Plan.
ARTICLE XI.
Retention of Jurisdiction
11.1 Jurisdiction of Bankruptcy Court.  On and after the Effective Date, the Bankruptcy Court shall retain exclusive jurisdiction of all matters arising under, arising out of, or related to the Chapter 11 Cases and the Plan pursuant to, and for the purposes of, sections 105(a) and 1142 of the Bankruptcy Code and for, among other things, the following purposes:
(a) To hear and determine motions for and any disputes involving the assumption, assumption and assignment, or rejection of executory contracts or unexpired leases and the allowance of Claims resulting therefrom, including the determination of any Cure Amount;
(b) To determine any motion, adversary proceeding, application, contested matter, and other litigated matter pending on or commenced before or after the Confirmation Date, including, any proceeding with respect to a Cause of Action or Avoidance Action;
(c) To ensure that distributions to holders of Allowed Claims are accomplished as provided herein;
(d) To consider Claims or the allowance, classification, priority, compromise, estimation, or payment of any Claim, including any Administrative Expense Claims;
(e) To enter, implement, or enforce such orders as may be appropriate in the event the Confirmation Order is for any reason stayed, reversed, revoked, modified, or vacated;
(f) To issue injunctions, enter and implement other orders, and take such other actions as may be necessary or appropriate to restrain interference by any Person with the consummation, implementation, or enforcement of the Plan, the Confirmation Order, or any other order, judgment or ruling of the Bankruptcy Court, including enforcement of the releases, exculpations, and the Channeling Injunction;
(g) To hear and determine any application to modify the Plan in accordance with section 1127 of the Bankruptcy Code and to remedy any defect or omission or reconcile any inconsistency in the Plan, the Disclosure Statement, or any order of the Bankruptcy Court, including the Confirmation Order, in such a manner as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and effects thereof;
(h) To hear and determine all applications under sections 330, 331, and 503(b) of the Bankruptcy Code for awards of compensation for services rendered and reimbursement of expenses incurred prior to the Confirmation Date;
(i) To hear and determine disputes arising in connection with or related to the interpretation, implementation, or enforcement of the Plan, the Confirmation Order, any transactions or payments contemplated herein, or any agreement, instrument, or other document governing or relating to any of the foregoing;
(j) To hear and determine disputes arising in connection with Disputed Claims;
(k) To take any action and issue such orders as may be necessary to construe, enforce, implement, execute, and consummate the Plan or to maintain the integrity of the Plan following consummation;
(l) To recover all assets of the Debtors and property of the Debtors’ estates, wherever located;
(m) To determine such other matters and for such other purposes as may be provided in the Confirmation Order;
(n) To hear and determine matters concerning state, local, and federal taxes in accordance with sections 346, 505, and 1146 of the Bankruptcy Code (including the expedited determination of taxes under section 505(b) of the Bankruptcy Code);
(o) To enforce all orders previously entered by the Bankruptcy Court;
(p) To hear and determine any other matters related hereto and not inconsistent with the Bankruptcy Code and title 28 of the United States Code;
(q) To resolve any disputes concerning whether a Person or entity had sufficient notice of the Chapter 11 Cases, the Disclosure Statement, any solicitation conducted in connection with the Chapter 11 Cases, any bar date established in the Chapter 11 Cases, or any deadline for responding or objecting to a Cure Amount, in each case, for the purpose for determining whether a Claim or Interest is discharged hereunder or for any other purpose;
(r) To determine any other matters or adjudicate any disputes that may arise in connection with or are related to the Plan, the Disclosure Statement, the Confirmation Order, the Plan Supplement, or any document related to the foregoing; provided, that the Bankruptcy Court shall not retain jurisdiction over disputes concerning documents contained in the Plan Supplement that have a jurisdictional, forum selection or dispute resolution clause that refers disputes to a different court;
(s) To hear and determine all disputes involving the existence, nature, or scope of the Debtors’ discharge;
(t) To hear and determine any rights, claims, or Causes of Action held by or accruing to the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code or any federal or state statute or legal theory;
(u) To hear and determine any dispute involving the Wildfire Trusts, including but not limited the interpretation of the Wildfire Trust Agreements;
(v) To hear any other matter not inconsistent with the Bankruptcy Code; and
(w) To enter a final decree closing the Chapter 11 Cases.
To the extent that the Bankruptcy Court is not permitted under applicable law to preside over any of the forgoing matters, the reference to the “Bankruptcy Court” in this Article XI shall be deemed to be replaced by the “District Court.”  Nothing in this Article XI shall expand the exclusive jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court beyond that provided by applicable law.
ARTICLE XII.
Miscellaneous Provisions
12.1 Dissolution of Statutory Committees.  On the Effective Date, the Statutory Committees shall dissolve, the current and former members of the Statutory Committees, including any ex officio members, and their respective officers, employees, counsel, advisors and agents, shall be released and discharged of and from all further authority, duties, responsibilities and obligations related to and arising from and in connection with the Chapter 11 Cases, except for the limited purpose of prosecuting (i) requests for allowances of compensation and reimbursement of expenses incurred prior to the Effective Date or (ii) any appeals of the Confirmation Order.
12.2 Substantial Consummation.  On the Effective Date, the Plan shall be deemed to be substantially consummated under sections 1101 and 1127(b) of the Bankruptcy Code.
12.3 Exemption from Transfer TaxesPursuant to section 1146(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, the issuance, transfer, or exchange of any Security or property hereunder or in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, the creation, filing, or recording of any mortgage, deed of trust, or other security interest, the making, assignment, filing, or recording of any lease or sublease, or the making or delivery of any deed, bill of sale, or other instrument of transfer under, in furtherance of, or in connection with the Plan, or any agreements of consolidation, deeds, bills of sale, or assignments executed in connection with any of the transactions contemplated herein, shall constitute a “transfer under a plan” within the purview of section 1146 of the Bankruptcy Code and shall not be subject to or taxed under any law imposing a stamp tax or similar tax, to the maximum extent provided by section 1146(a) of the Bankruptcy Code.  To the maximum extent provided by section 1146(a) of the Bankruptcy Code and applicable nonbankruptcy law, the Restructuring Transactions shall not be taxed under any law imposing a stamp tax or similar tax.
12.4 Expedited Tax Determination.  The Reorganized Debtors may request an expedited determination of taxes under section 505(b) of the Bankruptcy Code for all returns filed for or on behalf of the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors for all taxable periods of the Debtors through the Effective Date.
12.5 Payment of Statutory Fees.  On the Effective Date, and thereafter as may be required, each of the Debtors shall pay all the respective fees payable pursuant to section 1930 of chapter 123 of title 28 of the United States Code, together with interest, if any, pursuant to section 3717 of title 31 of the United States Code, until the earliest to occur of the entry of (i) a final decree closing such Debtor’s Chapter 11 Case, (ii) a Final Order converting such Debtor’s Chapter 11 Case to a case under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, or (iii) a Final Order dismissing such Debtor’s Chapter 11 Case.
12.6 Plan Modifications and Amendments.  The Plan may be amended, modified, or supplemented by the Debtors or the Reorganized Debtors, as applicable, in the manner provided for by section 1127 of the Bankruptcy Code or as otherwise permitted by law without additional disclosure pursuant to section 1125 of the Bankruptcy Code, except as the Bankruptcy Court may otherwise direct, so long as such action does not materially and adversely affect the treatment of holders of Claims or Interests hereunder.  The Debtors may institute proceedings in the Bankruptcy Court to remedy any defect or omission or reconcile any inconsistencies in the Plan or the Confirmation Order with respect to such matters as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and effects of the Plan and any holder of a Claim or Interest that has accepted the Plan shall be deemed to have accepted the Plan as so amended, modified, or supplemented.  Prior to the Effective Date, the Debtors may make appropriate technical adjustments and modifications to the Plan without further order or approval of the Bankruptcy Court; provided, that such technical adjustments and modifications do not materially and adversely affect the treatment of holders of Claims or Interests.
12.7 Revocation or Withdrawal of Plan. The Debtors may revoke, withdraw, or delay consideration of the Plan prior to the Confirmation Date, either entirely or with respect to one or more of the Debtors, and to file subsequent amended plans of reorganization.  If the Plan is revoked, withdrawn, or delayed with respect to fewer than all of the Debtors, such revocation, withdrawal, or delay shall not affect the enforceability of the Plan as it relates to the Debtors for which the Plan is not revoked, withdrawn, or delayed.  If the Debtors revoke the Plan in its entirety, the Plan shall be deemed null and void.  In such event, nothing herein shall be deemed to constitute a waiver or release of any Claim by or against the Debtors or any other Person or to prejudice in any manner the rights of the Debtors or any other Person in any further proceedings involving the Debtors.
12.8 Courts of Competent Jurisdiction.  If the Bankruptcy Court abstains from exercising, or declines to exercise, jurisdiction or is otherwise without jurisdiction over any matter arising out of the Plan, such abstention, refusal, or failure of jurisdiction shall have no effect upon and shall not control, prohibit, or limit the exercise of jurisdiction by any other court having competent jurisdiction with respect to such matter.
12.9 Severability.  If, prior to entry of the Confirmation Order, any term or provision of the Plan is held by the Bankruptcy Court to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the Bankruptcy Court, in each case at the election and request of the Debtors may alter and interpret such term or provision to make it valid or enforceable to the maximum extent practicable, consistent with the original purpose of the term or provision held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, and such term or provision shall then be applicable as altered or interpreted.  Notwithstanding any such holding, alteration, or interpretation, the remainder of the terms and provisions of the Plan shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired, or invalidated by such holding, alteration, or interpretation.  The Confirmation Order shall constitute a judicial determination and provide that each term and provision hereof, as it may have been altered or interpreted in accordance with the foregoing, is (a) valid and enforceable pursuant to its terms; (b) integral to the Plan and may not be deleted or modified except in accordance with the terms of the Plan; and (c) nonseverable and mutually dependent.
12.10 Governing Law.  Except to the extent the Bankruptcy Code or other U.S. federal law is applicable, or to the extent a schedule hereto, or a schedule in the Plan Supplement expressly provides otherwise, the rights, duties, and obligations arising hereunder shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of law thereof to the extent they would result in the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.
12.11 Schedules and Exhibits.  The schedules and exhibits to the Plan and the Plan Supplement are incorporated into, and are part of, the Plan as if set forth herein.
12.12 Successors and Assigns.  All the rights, benefits, and obligations of any Person named or referred to herein shall be binding on, and inure to the benefit of, the heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and/or assigns of such Person.
12.13 Time.  In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed herein, unless otherwise set forth herein or determined by the Bankruptcy Court, the provisions of Bankruptcy Rule 9006 shall apply.
12.14 Notices.  To be effective, all notices, requests, and demands to or upon the Debtors shall be in writing (including by facsimile or electronic transmission) and, unless otherwise expressly provided herein, shall be deemed to have been duly given or made when actually delivered, or in the case of notice by facsimile transmission, when received and telephonically confirmed, addressed as follows:
If to the Debtors, to:
 
PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company
77 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attn: Janet Loduca, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
E-mail:  J1Lc@pge.com
 
 
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York  10153
Attn: Stephen Karotkin, Ray C. Schrock, Jessica Liou and Matthew Goren
Telephone: (212) 310-8000
E-mail:  stephen.karotkin@weil.com, ray.schrock@weil.com, jessica.liou@weil.com, matthew.goren@weil.com
 
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Worldwide Plaza
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019-7475
Attn:  Kevin J. Orsini, Paul H. Zumbro
Telephone: (212) 474-1000
Email: korsini@cravath.com,
pzumbro@cravath.com
 
Keller & Benvenutti LLP
650 California Street, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA 94108
Attn: Tobias S. Keller, Peter J. Benvenutti, and Jane Kim
Telephone: (415) 796 0709
Email: tkeller@kellerbenvenutti.com, pbenvenutti@kellerbenvenutti.com, jkim@kellerbenvenutti.com.
If to the Creditors Committee:
 
Milbank LLP
55 Hudson Yards
New York, New York 10001-2163
Attn: Dennis F. Dunne
Telephone: (212) 530-5000
Email: ddunne@milbank.com
 
 
Milbank LLP
2029 Century Park East, 33rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA US 90067-3019
Attn: Thomas A. Kreller
Telephone: (424) 386-4000
Email: tkreller@milbank.com
If to the Tort Claimants Committee:
 
Baker & Hostetler LLP
1160 Battery Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
Attn: Robert Julian and Cecily A. Dumas
Telephone: (628) 208 6434
Email: rjulian@bakerlaw.com and cdumas@bakerlaw.com
 
 
Baker & Hostetler LLP
11601 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Attn: Eric E. Sagerman and Lauren T. Attard
Telephone (310) 820 8800
Email: esagerman@bakerlaw.com, lattard@bakerlaw.com
If to the U.S. Trustee:
 
United States Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Trustee
450 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 05-0153
San Francisco, CA 94102
Attn: Andrew R. Vara and Timothy S. Laffredi
Telephone: (415) 705-3333
Email: Andrew.R.Vara@usdoj.gov and Timothy.S.Laffredi@usdoj.gov
 

After the occurrence of the Effective Date, the Reorganized Debtors have authority to send a notice to Entities that in order to continue to receive documents pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2002, such Entities must file a renewed request to receive documents pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2002.  After the occurrence of the Effective Date, the Reorganized Debtors are authorized to limit the list of Entities receiving documents pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2002 to those Entities that have filed such renewed requests.

12.15 Reservation of Rights.  Except as otherwise provided herein, this Plan shall be of no force or effect unless the Bankruptcy Court enters the Confirmation Order.  None of the filing of this Plan, any statement or provision of this Plan, or the taking of any action by the Debtors with respect to this Plan shall be or shall be deemed to be an admission or waiver of any rights of the Debtors with respect to any Claims or Interests prior to the Effective Date.
Dated:
September 9, 2019
San Francisco, California
Respectfully submitted,
PG&E CORPORATION
By:  /s/ Jason P. Wells 

Name:
Jason P. Wells

Title:
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
By:  /s/ David S. Thomason 

Name:
David S. Thomason

Title:
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Controller



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Exhibit A

Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock Term Sheet1

Term Sheet for
5.00% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock
 
Issuer:
  
PG&E Corporation (“PG&E”)
   
Title of Securities:
  
5.00% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock of PG&E (the “Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock”)
   
Shares of Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock Offered by PG&E:
  
Up to [●] shares
   
Offering Price:
 
Issue Date:
 
$1,000 per share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock
 
The Effective Date of the Plan
   
Liquidation Preference:
  
$1,000 per share
   
Dividends:
  
5.00% of the Liquidation Preference of $1,000 per share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock per year (equivalent to $50 per annum per share), when, as and if declared by the Board, payable in cash or, by delivery of additional shares of Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock or any combination of cash and shares of Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, as determined by PG&E in its sole discretion
 
Floor Price:
  
100% of the Initial Price, subject to standard anti-dilution adjustments
   
Dividend Payment Dates:
  
If declared, January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 of each year, commencing on (TBD)
   
Dividend Record Dates:
  
The March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 immediately preceding the next dividend payment date
   
Redemption:
  
The Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock will be redeemable on terms and conditions to be determined
   
Initial Price:
  
A per share price equal to (a) the greater of (i) an Implied P/E Multiple of 13.5 or (ii) the Implied P/E Multiple of a Permitted Equity Offering, times (b) the Normalized Estimated Net Income as of the Determination Date, divided by (c) the number of fully diluted shares of PG&E (calculated using the treasury stock method) that will be outstanding as of the Effective Date.
   
Threshold Appreciation Price:
  
110% of the Initial Price, subject to standard ant-dilution adjustments
   
Mandatory Conversion Date:
  
1/8th of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock will convert into PG&E common stock 90, 180, 270, 360, 450, 540, 630, and 720 days from Issue Date
 
     
Conversion Rate:
  
Upon conversion on the Mandatory Conversion Date, the conversion rate for each share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock will be not more than [●] shares of PG&E common stock (the “Maximum Conversion Rate”) and not less than [●] shares of PG&E common stock (the “Minimum Conversion Rate”), depending on the Applicable Market Value of the PG&E common stock subject to standard anti-dilution adjustments.  The following table illustrates the conversion rate per share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock (in each case, subject to standard anti-dilution adjustments):
Applicable Market Value of
the PG&E Common Stock
  
Conversion rate (number of shares of PG&E Common Stock to be received upon
conversion of each share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock)
 
     
Greater than 110% of the Initial Price (which is the Threshold Appreciation Price)
  
[●] shares (approximately equal to $1,000 divided by the Threshold Appreciation Price)
 
     
Equal to or less than the Threshold Appreciation Price but greater than or equal to the Floor Price
  
Between [●] and [●] shares, determined by dividing $1,000 by the Applicable Market Value of the PG&E common stock
 
     
Less than the Floor Price
  
[●] shares (approximately equal to $1,000 divided by the Floor Price)
 
     
   
Applicable Market Value:
 
 
Conversion at the Option of the Holder:
  
The “Applicable Market Value” shall be the 10-trading day VWAP immediately preceding the applicable Mandatory Conversion Date
 
At any time prior to final Mandatory Conversion Date, holders of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock have the option to elect to convert their shares of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock in whole or in part (but in no event less than one share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock), into shares of PG&E common stock at the Minimum Conversion Rate of shares of PG&E common stock per share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock. This Minimum Conversion Rate is subject to standard anti-dilution adjustments.
 
Limitation on Ownership
 
No holder, together with persons who have a formal or informal understanding with such assignee to make a coordinated acquisition of stock, shall acquire beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Section 382 and the Treasury Regulations) of more than 4.75% of the outstanding Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock without the prior written consent of PG&E.
 



1 Capitalized terms used but not otherwise herein defined shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Backstop Commitment Letters.


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Exhibit B

Wildfires

1.
Butte Fire (2015)
2.
North Bay Wildfires (2017):
a.
LaPorte
b.
McCourtney
c.
Lobo
d.
Honey
e.
Redwood / Potter Valley
f.
Sulphur
g.
Cherokee
h.
37
i.
Blue
j.
Pocket
k.
Atlas
l.
Cascade
m.
Nuns
n.
Adobe
o.
Norrbom
p.
Pressley
q.
Partrick
r.
Pythian / Oakmont
s.
Maacama
t.
Tubbs
u.
Point
3.
Camp Fire (2018)


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Exhibit B
Mandatory Preferred Stock Term Sheet


Term Sheet for
5.00% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock

Issuer:
  
PG&E Corporation (“PG&E”)
   
Title of Securities:
  
5.00% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock of PG&E (the “Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock”)
   
Shares of Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock Offered by PG&E:
  
Up to [●] shares
   
Offering Price:
 
Issue Date:
 
$1,000 per share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock
 
The Effective Date of the Plan
     
Liquidation Preference:
  
$1,000 per share
   
Dividends:
  
5.00% of the Liquidation Preference of $1,000 per share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock per year (equivalent to $50 per annum per share), when, as and if declared by the Board, payable in cash or, by delivery of additional shares of Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock or any combination of cash and shares of Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, as determined by PG&E in its sole discretion
 
   
Floor Price:
  
100% of the Initial Price, subject to standard anti-dilution adjustments
   
Dividend Payment Dates:
  
If declared, January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 of each year, commencing on (TBD)
   
Dividend Record Dates:
  
The March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 immediately preceding the next dividend payment date
   
Redemption:
  
The Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock will be redeemable on terms and conditions to be determined
   
Initial Price:
  
A per share price equal to (a) the greater of (i) an Implied P/E Multiple of 13.5 or (ii) the Implied P/E Multiple of a Permitted Equity Offering, times (b) the Normalized Estimated Net Income as of the Determination Date, divided by (c) the number of fully diluted shares of PG&E (calculated using the treasury stock method) that will be outstanding as of the Effective Date.
   
Threshold Appreciation Price:
  
110% of the Initial Price, subject to standard ant-dilution adjustments
   
Mandatory Conversion Date:
  
1/8th of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock will convert into PG&E common stock 90, 180, 270, 360, 450, 540, 630, and 720 days from Issue Date
 
     
Conversion Rate:
  
Upon conversion on the Mandatory Conversion Date, the conversion rate for each share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock will be not more than [●] shares of PG&E common stock (the “Maximum Conversion Rate”) and not less than [●] shares of PG&E common stock (the “Minimum Conversion Rate”), depending on the Applicable Market Value of the PG&E common stock subject to standard anti-dilution adjustments.  The following table illustrates the conversion rate per share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock (in each case, subject to standard anti-dilution adjustments):
       
     
Applicable Market Value of
the PG&E Common Stock
  
Conversion rate (number of shares of PG&E Common Stock to be received upon
conversion of each share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock)
 
     
Greater than 110% of the Initial Price (which is the Threshold Appreciation Price)
  
[●] shares (approximately equal to $1,000 divided by the Threshold Appreciation Price)
 
     
Equal to or less than the Threshold Appreciation Price but greater than or equal to the Floor Price
  
Between [●] and [●] shares, determined by dividing $1,000 by the Applicable Market Value of the PG&E common stock
 
     
Less than the Floor Price
  
[●] shares (approximately equal to $1,000 divided by the Floor Price)
 
     
   
Applicable Market Value:
 
 
Conversion at the Option of the Holder:
  
The “Applicable Market Value” shall be the 10-trading day VWAP immediately preceding the applicable Mandatory Conversion Date
 
At any time prior to final Mandatory Conversion Date, holders of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock have the option to elect to convert their shares of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock in whole or in part (but in no event less than one share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock), into shares of PG&E common stock at the Minimum Conversion Rate of shares of PG&E common stock per share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock. This Minimum Conversion Rate is subject to standard anti-dilution adjustments.
 
Limitation on Ownership
 
No holder, together with persons who have a formal or informal understanding with such assignee to make a coordinated acquisition of stock, shall acquire beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Section 382 and the Treasury Regulations) of more than 4.75% of the outstanding Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock without the prior written consent of PG&E.


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Exhibit C
Backstop Terms

Backstop Party
Backstop Commitment Amount
 
 
 Abrams Capital Partners II, L.P.
 
 
$337,868,000.00

Payments

The Backstop Commitment Premium shall be earned as follows:
75 basis points of the Backstop Commitment Premium shall be earned on the later to occur of (a) the date that the Backstop Party and PG&E have fully executed this Backstop Commitment Letter and (b) Bankruptcy Court approval of this Backstop Commitment Letter, unless this Backstop Commitment Letter shall have earlier been terminated;
125 basis points of the Backstop Commitment Premium shall be earned on the date on which the Backstop Party receives the First Extension Notice;
250 basis points of the Backstop Commitment Premium shall be earned on the date on which the Backstop Party receives the Second Extension Notice; and
50 basis points of the Backstop Commitment Premium shall be earned on the date on which the Backstop Party receives the Third Extension Notice
In addition, if PG&E terminates this Backstop Commitment Letter pursuant to Section 6(g), 100% of the Backstop Commitment Premium shall be fully earned and become due and payable in cash three business days after the date of such termination.

Except as provided in the immediately preceding paragraph, the Backstop Commitment Premium shall be payable in shares of New HoldCo Common Stock to be issued on the Effective Date, based on the Backstop Price.

Certain Defined Terms

Applicable Utility Index Multiple” shall mean the average normalized 2021 estimated price-to-earnings ratio of the U.S. regulated utilities in the S&P 500 Utilities (Sector) Index (after excluding AES, AWK, EXC, NRG, PEG, and PPL) over the 20-day trading period before the applicable measurement date per Capital IQ Consensus Estimates.

Backstop Commitment Premium” shall mean a commitment premium equal to 500 basis points on the total amount of Backstop Commitment Amount.  If and when any portion of the Backstop Commitment Premium is earned in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this Exhibit C, (a) it shall be calculated by reference to the Backstop Commitment Amount in effect at the time of such earning, and (b) the amount of the Backstop Commitment Premium so earned shall not be subject to reduction based upon any subsequent reduction of the Backstop Commitment Amount or termination of this Backstop Commitment Letter, other than termination pursuant to Section 6(c) or 6(d) of this Backstop Commitment Letter.

“Backstop Multiple” shall mean the lesser of (a) 10 and (b) 10 times one plus the percentage change of the Applicable Utility Index Multiple as measured on the date of this Backstop Commitment Letter and the fifth business day prior to the Effective Date.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Backstop Multiple shall never exceed 10.

Backstop Price” means (a) the Backstop Multiple times (b) the Normalized Estimated Net Income as of the Determination Date, divided by (c) the number of fully diluted shares of PG&E (calculated using the treasury stock method) that will be outstanding as of the Effective Date (assuming all equity is raised by funding all Aggregate Backstop Commitments).

Board” means the Board of Directors of PG&E.  With respect to any matter, references to the Board include a committee of the Board that is duly authorized to act with respect to such matter.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Determination Date” shall mean the earlier of (a) the first day of the Confirmation Hearing and (b) if (i) the Per Share Price for a Permitted Equity Offering is to be finally determined prior to such first day, the date of such determination or (ii) if the exercise price of the Rights is finally determined prior to such first day, the date of such determination.

Normalized Estimated Net Income” shall mean, in each case with respect to the estimated year 2021, (a) on a component-by-component basis (e.g., distribution, generation, gas transmission and storage, and electrical transmission), the sum of (i) the Utility’s estimated earning rate base for such component, times (ii) the equity percentage of the Utility’s authorized capital structure, times (iii) the Utility’s authorized rate of return on equity for such component, less (b) the projected post-tax difference in interest expense or preferred dividends for the entire company and the authorized interest expense or preferred dividends expected to be collected in rates, less (c) without duplication of any amount included in clause (b), the amount of any post-tax offset or credit to any charge imposed in connection with the issuance of Wildfire Victims Recovery Bonds, if any, less (d) the amount of the Utility’s post-tax annual contribution to the Go-Forward Wildfire Fund.

Section 382” means Section 382 of the Code, or any successor provision or replacement provision.

 “Treasury Regulations” means final, temporary and proposed tax regulations promulgated under the Code, as amended.




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   Exhibit 99.2

September 9, 2019
PG&E Corporation
77 Beale Street
P.O. Box 770000
San Francisco, California 94177
Re: Chapter 11 Plan Backstop Commitment Letter
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Reference is hereby made to the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, lead case no. 19-30088 (the “Chapter 11 Cases”), currently pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California (the “Bankruptcy Court”), in which PG&E Corporation (“PG&E” or the “Company”) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (the “Utility” and together with PG&E, the “Debtors”) are debtors in possession.  Reference is further made to the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Plan”) to implement the terms and conditions of the reorganization of the Debtors as provided therein.  Capitalized terms used in this backstop commitment letter (this “Backstop Commitment Letter”) or in the exhibits hereto but not otherwise defined shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Plan.  The word “including” means “including, without limitation”.
In order to facilitate the Debtors’ emergence from Chapter 11, pursuant to this Backstop Commitment Letter, and subject to the terms, conditions and limitations set forth herein and in consideration for the Backstop Commitment Premium, the undersigned Backstop Party (the “Backstop Party”) is willing to purchase, on the Effective Date, an amount of New HoldCo Common Stock up to its Backstop Commitment Amount (as defined herein) at the Backstop Price (as defined herein).
In addition, PG&E has separately solicited and negotiated and expects to enter into substantially similar backstop commitment letters (“Other Backstop Commitment Letters”) with other funding sources (“Other Backstop Parties”) pursuant to which such Other Backstop Parties will commit to purchase New HoldCo Common Stock on the Effective Date (such commitments, “Other Backstop Commitments,” and together with this Backstop Commitment, the “Aggregate Backstop Commitments”).
1.            Equity Offerings.
a.            Structure.  The Plan, among other things, shall provide that, on the Effective Date, Reorganized HoldCo shall issue shares of New HoldCo Common Stock for up to $14 billion of aggregate net cash proceeds to Reorganized Holdco (the “Equity Offering Cap”).  PG&E shall structure the offering of any such shares of New HoldCo Common Stock (or rights pursuant to which any such shares may be issued or other securities convertible into any such shares) (the “Equity Offering”) in accordance with the terms of this Section 1, including the following parameters:
(i)            if the Implied P/E Multiple with respect to such Equity Offering equals or exceeds the greater of (A) 13.5 and (B) 13.5 times one plus any percentage change of the Applicable Utility Index Multiple (as defined herein) as measured on the date of this Backstop Commitment Letter and the Determination Date (as defined herein), then PG&E shall be permitted to conduct the Equity Offering in any form of primary equity offering (including any public offering, regular way offering, at-the-market equity offering, block trade, modified Dutch auction or other auction pricing mechanism, rights offering, private placement, “PIPE” sale or other registered or  unregistered transaction) upon such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Board (a “Permitted Equity Offering”), including such terms and conditions that are reasonably advisable (based on the advice of the Debtors’ tax advisors after consultation with Jones Day) in order to avoid an “ownership change” within the meaning of Section 382 and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder or to otherwise preserve the ability of the Debtors to utilize their net operating loss carryforwards and other tax attributes (collectively, the “NOLs”);
(ii)            if the Implied P/E Multiple with respect to the Equity Offering is less than the Implied P/E Multiple required for a Permitted Equity Offering in Section 1(a)(i) above, but equals or exceeds the lesser of (A) 12 and (B) 12 times one plus the percentage change of the Applicable Utility Index Multiple as measured on the date of this Backstop Commitment Letter and the Determination Date (the “Rights Offering Threshold Multiple”), then PG&E shall structure the Equity Offering such that (Y) at least 80%, determined assuming the exercise in full of all of the Rights, of the aggregate cash proceeds of the Equity Offering is to be raised through the exercise of purchase rights (the “Rights”) distributed to holders of PG&E common stock (“Existing Shareholders”) as of a record date to be determined by the Board (the “Record Date”) to purchase shares of New HoldCo Common Stock for cash at a price set forth below (the “Rights Offering”) and (Z) the balance of the aggregate cash proceeds of the Equity Offering is to be raised through any other form of primary equity offering (including any public offering, regular way offering, at-the-market equity offering, block trade, modified Dutch auction or other auction pricing mechanism, private placement, “PIPE” sale or other registered or  unregistered transaction), provided, that entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments have not objected to the identity of the purchasers and ultimate purchasers, as applicable, in such Equity Offering, to the extent such Equity Offering is not a broadly syndicated underwritten public offering, within three business days of receipt of notice from PG&E;
(iii)            in both of paragraphs (i) and (ii) above, Reorganized Holdco may also raise equity capital (subject to the Equity Offering Cap) by calling on the Backstop Commitments (after giving effect to any reduction of the Backstop Commitments in connection with a Permitted Equity Offering or a Rights Offering, as applicable); and
(iv)            if the Implied P/E Multiple with respect to the Equity Offering would be less than the Rights Offering Threshold Multiple or if for any other reason Reorganized Holdco is unable to execute an Equity Offering, then Reorganized Holdco shall not utilize either a Permitted Equity Offering or a Rights Offering and shall issue shares at the Backstop Price pursuant to the Backstop Commitments up to the Equity Offering Cap less the proceeds of any Additional Capital Sources.
Implied P/E Multiple” means, with respect to any Equity Offering, (A) the price per share at which shares of New Holdco Common Stock are offered to be sold in such Equity Offering (which price (x) in the case of an Equity Offering of rights, shall be the exercise price to acquire a share of New HoldCo Common Stock pursuant to such rights or (y) in the case of an Equity Offering of a security convertible into or exchangeable for shares of New HoldCo Common Stock, shall be the per share price implied by the conversion ratio used to convert the principal amount, liquidation preference or other face amount of such security into a number of shares of New HoldCo Common Stock) (the “Per Share Price”), times (B) the number of fully diluted shares of PG&E (calculated using the treasury stock method) that will be outstanding as of the Effective Date (assuming such Equity Offering and all other equity transactions contemplated by the Plan are consummated and settled on the Effective Date), divided by (C) the Normalized Estimated Net Income as of the Determination Date.
b.            Additional Capital Sources.  PG&E shall conduct the Equity Offering in accordance with the Plan.  The net cash proceeds to PG&E of the Equity Offering shall not exceed the Equity Offering Cap, less the sum of (i) the principal amount of debt that is issued by PG&E in excess of $7 billion in connection with the Plan; (ii) the aggregate liquidation preference of preferred stock (“Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock”) that is distributed pursuant to the Plan to holders of Wildfire Claims, on the terms and conditions set forth on Exhibit B pursuant to the Plan; (iii) the principal amount of any Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds issued in connection with the Plan; (iv) the proceeds of any preferred stock issued by the Utility (excluding any Utility Preferred Interests that are Reinstated pursuant to the Plan); (v) the proceeds of any third-party transactions based upon the monetization of any NOLs; and (vi) the principal amount of any other debt that is issued or reinstated by the Utility, excluding any debt that may be issued under clause (v) above, in excess of $27.35 billion in connection with the Plan (the “Additional Capital Sources”).
c.            Rights Offering.  With respect to the Rights Offering:
(i)            the Rights will have a fixed exercise price equal to (a) the Rights Offering Threshold Multiple times (b) the Normalized Estimated Net Income as of the Determination Date, divided by (c) the number of fully diluted shares of PG&E (calculated using the treasury stock method) that will be outstanding as of the Effective Date (assuming all equity is raised by the exercise of all Rights);
(ii)            the Rights shall be transferable;
(iii)            the Board shall provide that holders of Rights who fully exercise their Rights will have over-subscription privileges to subscribe for additional shares of New HoldCo Common Stock to the extent other Rights are not exercised, with over-subscription procedures (including pro-ration rules) determined by the Board;
(iv)            the Board may provide that the Rights or Rights Offering include such terms and conditions that are reasonably advisable (based on the advice of the Debtors’ tax advisors after consultation with Jones Day) in order to avoid an “ownership change” within the meaning of Section 382 and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder or to otherwise preserve the ability of the Debtors to utilize their NOLs, including limitations on the amount of Rights that are exercisable by holders who, together with persons who have a formal or informal understanding with such holders to make a coordinated acquisition of stock within the meaning of Treasury Regulations 1.382-3(a) (an “Entity”), beneficially own in excess of a specified percentage (e.g., 4.75%) of the outstanding shares of PG&E common stock, subject to exceptions to be determined by the Board; provided, however, that such terms and conditions shall not restrict existing holders of PG&E common stock (including any Entity) from acquiring shares that do not increase their aggregate beneficial ownership to more than 4.75% of the outstanding shares of PG&E common stock immediately after the completion of the Rights Offering; and
(v)            the Rights will have such other terms and conditions as may be determined by the Board, as long as such other terms and conditions  are consistent with the Plan and with every other provision of this Backstop Commitment Letter.
d.            Subordinated Claims.  To the extent provided in the Plan, the Debtors may issue Rights or New HoldCo Common Stock to holders of Claims against a Debtor that are subject to subordination pursuant to section 510(b) of the Bankruptcy Code and that arise from or are related to any equity security of the Debtor.
e.            Documentation.  The definitive documentation for any Permitted Equity Offering or any Rights Offering shall be consistent with the Plan.  For the avoidance of doubt, the organizational documents of the Reorganized HoldCo (including its charter) may include limitations and other terms that are reasonably advisable (based on the advice of the Debtors’ tax advisors after consultation with Jones Day) in order to avoid an “ownership change” within the meaning of Section 382 and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder or to otherwise preserve the ability of the Debtors to utilize their NOLs; provided, however, that the organizational documents shall not be modified or amended in a manner that would restrict existing holders of PG&E common stock (including any Entity) from acquiring shares that do not increase their aggregate beneficial ownership to more than 4.75% of the outstanding shares of PG&E common stock immediately after the completion of the Rights Offering.
f.            Use of Proceeds.  The Debtors shall only use the proceeds of an Equity Offering to fund obligations to holders of Wildfire Claims under the Plan.
g.            Notices.  Promptly, and in any event, within two days of the Board’s determination of final pricing of any Equity Offering, PG&E shall publicly disclose the form, structure, amount and terms of such Equity Offering, including the Implied P/E Multiple for such Equity Offering.  PG&E shall give the Backstop Party, as soon as reasonably practicable, but in no event later than two business days prior to the Effective Date, (i) written notification setting forth (A) the amount to be funded pursuant to the Backstop Commitment, (B) an estimate of the Backstop Price and (C) the targeted Effective Date and (ii) a subscription form to be completed by the Backstop Party, or other instructions, to facilitate the Backstop Party’s subscription for the New HoldCo Common Stock.
h.            Cooperation.  As reasonably requested by the Debtors, the Backstop Party shall reasonably cooperate with the Debtors with respect to providing information relevant to the preservation of the Debtors’ Tax Attributes, including information regarding (i) the number of shares of PG&E common stock owned by such party (on a holder-by-holder basis) prior to the Rights Offering and (ii) the amount of Rights exercised and shares of New HoldCo Common Stock purchased pursuant to the Backstop Commitment by such persons.
2.            Backstop.
a.            Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and to the payment and provision of premium to the Backstop Party as provided in Section 2(c), the Backstop Party, solely on behalf of itself, hereby commits to purchase on the Effective Date an amount of shares of New HoldCo Common Stock at the Backstop Price (the “Backstop Commitment”) up to the dollar amounts set forth on Exhibit B hereto (the “Backstop Commitment Amount”).
b.            PG&E and the Backstop Party shall cooperate in good faith to prepare and deliver a subscription agreement and any other documentation necessary to effect the private placement of New HoldCo Common Stock to the Backstop Party in accordance with the terms of this Backstop Commitment Letter, which documentation shall be consistent with this Backstop Commitment Letter and the Plan.
c.            The Debtors agree to pay the Backstop Party the Backstop Commitment Premium to the extent provided on Exhibit B and to reimburse on a regular basis the Backstop Party for the reasonable fees and expenses of Jones Day and a financial advisor incurred prior to termination of this Backstop Commitment Letter in connection with the Plan, the Backstop Commitment Letter, and the transactions contemplated herein, provided that such reimbursement shall not exceed $17 million for Jones Day in the aggregate and $19 million for the financial advisor in the aggregate.  The provisions for the payment of the Backstop Commitment Premium and the other provisions provided herein are an integral part of the transactions contemplated by this Backstop Commitment Letter and without these provisions the Backstop Party would not have entered into this Backstop Commitment Letter, and the Backstop Commitment Premium shall, pursuant to an order of the Bankruptcy Court approving this Backstop Commitment Letter, constitute allowed administrative expenses of the Debtors’ estates under sections 503(b) and 507 of the Bankruptcy Code.
d.            Reorganized Holdco will enter into a registration rights agreement with the Backstop Party in respect of the shares of New HoldCo Common Stock that the Backstop Party may acquire in accordance with the Plan and this Backstop Commitment Letter, which registration rights agreement shall be in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the holders of a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments.
e.            To the extent that PG&E agrees to terms that are more favorable to an Other Backstop Party in an Other Backstop Commitment Letter (excluding terms relating to the size of such Other Backstop Party’s backstop commitment), PG&E shall provide notice of such terms to the Backstop Party no later than 10 days after the Allocation Date and, absent a written objection from the Backstop Party no later than 10 days after the date of such notice, such terms shall be deemed without further action to be incorporated into this Backstop Commitment Letter.
3.            Backstop Party Representations.  The Backstop Party hereby represents and warrants, solely as to itself, that (a) it has all limited partnership, corporate or other power and authority necessary to execute, deliver and perform this Backstop Commitment Letter, (b) the execution, delivery and performance of this Backstop Commitment Letter by it has been duly and validly authorized and approved by all necessary limited partnership, corporate or other organizational action by it, (c) this Backstop Commitment Letter has been duly and validly executed and delivered by it and, assuming due execution and delivery by the other parties hereto, constitutes a valid and legally binding obligation of it, enforceable against it in accordance with the terms of this Backstop Commitment Letter, (d) the execution, delivery and performance by the Backstop Party of this Backstop Commitment Letter do not (i) violate the organizational documents of the Backstop Party or (ii) violate any applicable law or judgment applicable to it, (e) as of the date of this Backstop Commitment Letter, its Backstop Commitment is, and as of the date of commencement of any Rights Offering and as of the Effective Date its Backstop Commitment will be, less than the maximum amount that it is permitted to invest in any one portfolio investment pursuant to the terms of its constituent documents or otherwise, (f) it has, as of the date of this Backstop Commitment Letter, and will have, as of the Effective Date, in the aggregate available undrawn commitments and liquid assets at least in the sum of its Backstop Commitment Amount hereunder, and (g) as of September 2, 2019, it and its affiliates (excluding any affiliate that is an Other Backstop Party) beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, 17,131,521 shares of PG&E common stock and had a “put equivalent position” (as defined in Rule 16a-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) of zero shares of PG&E common stock (the number of shares beneficially owned less the number of shares in the put equivalent position being the “Backstop Party’s Shares”).
In addition, the Backstop Party hereby represents and warrants, solely as to itself, as of the date of this Backstop Commitment Letter and as of the Effective Date, that the Backstop Party (i) is acquiring the shares of New HoldCo Common Stock for its own account, solely for investment and not with a view toward, or for sale in connection with, any distribution thereof in violation of any foreign, federal, state or local securities or “blue sky” laws, or with any present intention of distributing or selling such shares in violation of any such laws, (ii) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters and in investments of this type that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its investment in the shares of New HoldCo Common Stock and of making an informed investment decision, and (iii) is an “accredited investor” within the meaning of Rule 501 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).  The Backstop Party understands that Reorganized HoldCo will be relying on the statements contained herein to establish an exemption from registration under the Securities Act and under foreign, federal, state and local securities laws and acknowledges that the shares of New HoldCo Common Stock will not be registered under the Securities Act or any other applicable law and that such shares may not be transferred except pursuant to the registration provisions of the Securities Act (and in compliance with any other applicable law) or pursuant to an applicable exemption therefrom.
4.            Conditions to Backstop Party Commitment.  The obligations of the Backstop Party to fund its Backstop Commitment to PG&E in accordance with this Backstop Commitment Letter are further expressly conditioned upon and subject to the satisfaction or written waiver by the Backstop Party, in its sole discretion, at or prior to the Effective Date of each of the following conditions, which PG&E acknowledges are an integral part of the transactions contemplated by this Backstop Commitment Letter and without these conditions the Backstop Party would not have entered into this Backstop Commitment Letter.
a.            by November 7, 2019, the Debtors shall have received valid and enforceable Other Backstop Commitments on substantially the same terms and conditions as set forth in this Backstop Commitment Letter that in the aggregate with this Backstop Commitment result in Aggregate Backstop Commitments of no less than the Equity Offering Cap;
b.            other than the consummation of any Permitted Equity Offering or the Rights Offering, the satisfaction of all of the other conditions to the Effective Date provided for in the Plan or the waiver of any such conditions by the Debtors in accordance with the Plan (to the extent the Plan expressly provides for the possibility of such a waiver);
c.            the Bankruptcy Court shall have entered the Confirmation Order, which shall confirm the Plan with such amendments, modifications, changes and consents as are approved by those entities having no less than a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), and such Confirmation Order shall be in full force and effect, and no stay thereof shall be in effect;
d.            this Backstop Commitment Letter shall have been approved by an order of the Bankruptcy Court and such order shall be in full force and effect, and no stay thereof shall be in effect;
e.            the transactions contemplated herein shall have been authorized by an order of the Bankruptcy Court (which may be the Confirmation Order) such order shall be in full force and effect, and no stay thereof shall be in effect;
f.            total PG&E weighted average earning rate base (including electric generation, electric transmission, electric distribution, gas distribution, gas transmission and storage) for estimated 2021 shall be no less than 95% of $48 billion; and
g.            no result, occurrence, fact, change, event, effect, violation, penalty, inaccuracy or circumstance (whether or not constituting a breach of a representation, warranty or covenant set forth in the Plan) that, individually or in the aggregate with any such other results, occurrences, facts, changes, events, effects, violations, penalties, inaccuracies, or circumstances, (i) would have or would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the business, operations, assets, liabilities, capitalization, financial performance, financial condition or results of operations, in each case, of the Debtors, taken as a whole, or (ii) would reasonably be expected to prevent or materially delay the ability of the Debtors to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Backstop Commitment Letter or the Plan or perform their obligations hereunder or thereunder (each a “Material Adverse Effect”) shall have occurred; provided, however, that none of the following results, occurrences, facts, changes, events, effects, violations, penalties, inaccuracies, or circumstances shall constitute or be taken into account in determining whether a Material Adverse Effect has occurred, is continuing or would reasonably be expected to occur: (A) the filing of the Chapter 11 Cases, and the fact that the Debtors are operating in bankruptcy (B) results, occurrences, facts, changes, events, effects, violations, inaccuracies, or circumstances affecting (1) the electric or gas utility businesses in the United States generally or (2) the economy, credit, financial, capital or commodity markets, in the United States or elsewhere in the world, including changes in interest rates, monetary policy or inflation, (C) changes or prospective changes in law (other than any law or regulation of California or the United States that is applicable to any electrical utility) or in GAAP or accounting standards, or any changes or prospective changes in the interpretation or enforcement of any of the foregoing, (D)  any decline in the market price, or change in trading volume, of any securities of the Debtors, (E) any failure to meet any internal or public projections, forecasts, guidance, estimates, milestones, credit ratings, budgets or internal or published financial or operating predictions of revenue, earnings, cash flow or cash position, (F) any wildfire occurring after the Petition Date and prior to January 1, 2020, and (G) one or more wildfires, occurring on or after January 1, 2020, that destroys or damages fewer than 500 dwellings or commercial structures (“Structures”) in the aggregate (it being understood that (I) the exceptions in clauses (D) and (E) shall not prevent or otherwise affect a determination that the underlying cause of any such change, decline or failure referred to therein is a Material Adverse Effect and (II) a Material Adverse Effect shall include the occurrence of one or more wildfires on or after January 1, 2020 destroying or damaging at least 500 Structures within PG&E’s service area where none of the following are true with respect any such wildfire (a) the portion of PG&E’s system at the location of such wildfire was not de-energized; (b) there has been no determination by a final order that such wildfire was caused by a person or entity other than the Utility; and (c) there has been no determination that such wildfire was not caused by the negligence or intentional misconduct of the Utility by a final order of a court having jurisdiction).
5.            Termination by the Backstop Party.  Subject to the last paragraph of this Section 5, the Backstop Party may terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter, solely as to itself, by written notice (which shall describe the basis for such termination), on or after the occurrence of any of the following:
a.            the Plan has not been filed with the Bankruptcy Court by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on September 9, 2019 or the Plan filed with the Bankruptcy Court on or after such date differs from the draft of the Plan attached hereto as Exhibit A;
b.            the condition set forth in Section 4(a) is not satisfied as of November 7, 2019;
c.            the Bankruptcy Court has not entered an order approving this Backstop Commitment Letter on or before November 20, 2019;
d.            subject to Section 11, (i) the Plan has been amended modified or changed, in each case without the consent of the entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) or (ii) any Plan Supplement or any Plan Document shall have been filed or finalized without the consent of entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed);
e.            the Confirmation Order has not been entered by the Bankruptcy Court on or before June 30, 2020 (the “Outside Date”);
f.            the Effective Date has not occurred on or before 60 days after entry of the Confirmation Order;
g.            the Debtors have failed to perform any of their obligations set forth in this Backstop Commitment Letter, which failure to perform (i) would give rise to the failure of a condition set forth in Section 4(b) or 4(c) and (ii) is incapable of being cured or, if capable of being cured by the Outside Date, the Debtors have not cured within 10 calendar days following receipt by the Debtors of written notice of such failure to perform from the Backstop Party stating the Backstop Party’s intention to terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter pursuant to this Section 5(g) and the basis for such termination;
h.            the occurrence of a Material Adverse Effect;
i.            the occurrence of one or more wildfires in the Debtors’ service territory after the Petition Date and prior to January 1, 2020 that is asserted by any person to arise out of the Debtors’ activities and that destroys or damages more than 500 Structures; provided, however, that any notice of termination under this clause (i) must be given on or before January 15, 2020;
j.            the Debtors’ aggregate liability with respect to Wildfire Claims is determined (whether (i) by the Bankruptcy Court (or the District Court to which the reference has been partially withdrawn for estimation purposes), (ii) pursuant to an agreement between the Debtors and the holders of Wildfire Claims, or (iii) through a combination thereof) to exceed $17.9 billion (the “Wildfire Claims Cap”); provided, however, that for purposes of this clause (j), (A) any Wildfire Claim that the CPUC has approved or agreed to approve for recovery or pass through by the Utility shall not count in determining the Wildfire Claims Cap, and (B) the Wildfire Claims Cap shall be increased by an amount equal to the amount of Wildfire Claims consisting of professional fees that the Bankruptcy Court (or the District Court to which the reference has been partially withdrawn for estimation purposes) determines to be reasonable;
k.            the CPUC fails to issue all necessary approvals, authorizations and final orders to implement the Plan prior to the Outside Date, and to participate in the Go-Forward Wildfire Fund, including: (i) provisions satisfactory to entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) pertaining to authorized return on equity and regulated capital structure, (ii) a disposition, satisfactory to entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), of proposals for certain potential changes to PG&E’s corporate structure and authorizations for the Utility to operate as a utility, (iii) a resolution, satisfactory to entities holding a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), of claims for monetary fines or penalties under the California Public Utilities Code for conduct prior to the Petition Date, and (iv) approval (or exemption from approval) of the financing structure and securities to be issued under the Plan;
l.            if at any time after the first day of the Confirmation Hearing, asserted Administrative Expense Claims exceed $250 million, excluding all (i) ordinary course Administrative Expense Claims, (ii) Professional Fee Claims, and (iii) Disallowed Administrative Expense Claims;
m.            there is in effect an order of a governmental authority of competent jurisdiction permanently restraining, enjoining or otherwise prohibiting the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by the Plan, or any law, statute, rule, regulation or ordinance is adopted that makes consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Plan illegal or otherwise prohibited.
PG&E shall promptly provide notice to the Backstop Party of (i) the occurrence of any fact, event, or omission that is not publicly disclosed that gives rise or reasonably can be expected to give rise to a termination right under this Section 5 and (ii) the receipt of any termination notice from any Other Backstop Party, including the asserted basis for such termination, whether or not PG&E concurs therewith.
Upon valid termination of this Backstop Commitment Letter by the Backstop Party (such terminating Backstop Party, a “Terminating Backstop Party”) pursuant to any of Section 5(a) through (m), this Backstop Commitment Letter shall be void and of no further force or effect solely with respect to such Terminating Backstop Party is obligated herein, such Terminating Backstop Party shall be released from its Backstop Commitments, undertakings and agreements under or related to this Backstop Commitment Letter, including its Backstop Commitment, except as explicitly provided herein and there shall be no liability or obligation on the part of such Terminating Backstop Party hereunder, except as expressly provided herein.  Notwithstanding any termination by a Terminating Backstop Party, PG&E shall remain liable for the payment of all earned Backstop Commitment Premiums and expense reimbursement obligations in this Backstop Commitment Letter.
The Backstop Party’s obligations under this Backstop Commitment Letter shall automatically terminate in the event that PG&E has not returned a counter-signed copy of this Backstop Commitment Letter agreeing to its terms on or before the date that is two weeks from the day the Backstop Party furnished a signed copy of this Backstop Commitment Letter to PG&E.
The Backstop Party may not seek to (i) assert the failure of any condition precedent to any of its obligations or agreements under this Backstop Commitment Letter or (ii) terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter (including pursuit of any other remedies), in each case unless the Backstop Party has given written notice to PG&E of such assertion or termination.
Notwithstanding anything in this Backstop Commitment Letter to the contrary, any notice of termination under clauses (d), (g), (h), (i), (k), (l) and (m) shall not be effective unless PG&E has received notices of termination from entities constituting a majority of the outstanding Aggregate Backstop Commitments with respect to the event or circumstance that is the basis for such notice of termination.  PG&E shall provide the Backstop Party with a notice of such effective termination within two business days of the effectiveness of the termination.
In the event that any fact or circumstance would give the Backstop Party the right to terminate under more than one clause in this Section 5, the exercise of a termination right under any one clause shall not prejudice the Backstop Party from exercising a termination right under any other clause based on the same event or circumstance.
6.            Termination by PG&E; Defaulting Backstop Party; Extension Options.  PG&E may terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter (including all Backstop Commitments hereunder) (a) at any time prior to countersigning such Backstop Commitment Letter, (b) if, on any date after November 7, 2019, the condition set forth in Section 4(a) would not be satisfied if tested on such date, (c) in the event of a material breach of a representation or warranty of the Backstop Party set forth in Section 3, (d) in the event that the Backstop Party repudiates this Backstop Commitment Letter, purports to terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter if such purported termination is not a valid termination of this Backstop Commitment Letter as determined in a final order of a court with jurisdiction or fails to fund its Backstop Commitment when required to do so in accordance with this Backstop Commitment Letter, (e) if the Backstop Commitment Amount has been reduced to zero in accordance with Section 7, (f) if the Backstop Party has the right to terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter under clause (h), (i), (j) or (m) of Section 5, or (g) if (i) a third party makes a binding proposal to acquire at least 50% of the outstanding PG&E common stock (including by means of a merger, joint venture, partnership, consolidation, dissolution, liquidation, tender offer, recapitalization, reorganization, share exchange, business combination or similar transaction), (ii) either (x) the implementation of such proposal would require the approval of holders of a majority of the PG&E common stock or (y) the price contemplated by such proposal would exceed 125% of the Equity Offering Cap, and (iii) the Board determines in good faith, after consultation with PG&E’s outside legal counsel, that the failure to terminate this Backstop Commitment Letter in response to such proposal would be inconsistent with the exercise of its fiduciary duties to the stockholders of PG&E under applicable law.  In the event of a breach, repudiation, purported termination or failure to fund contemplated by the foregoing clause (c) or (d), the Backstop Party shall be deemed to be a “Defaulting Backstop Party”.  In the event that the Backstop Party becomes a Defaulting Backstop Party, then PG&E may, upon notice to such Defaulting Backstop Party, require the Backstop Party to assign and delegate, without recourse, all its interests, rights (other than any Backstop Commitment Premiums earned prior to the date of such assignment and delegation) and obligations under this Backstop Commitment Letter to a third party that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be an Other Backstop Party, if an Other Backstop Party accepts such assignment and delegation).  Notwithstanding any termination by PG&E under Sections 6(b), (e), (f) or (g), PG&E shall remain liable for the payment of all earned Backstop Commitment Premiums and expense reimbursement obligations in this Backstop Commitment Letter.
In the event that any fact or circumstance would give PG&E the right to terminate under more than one clause in this Section 6, the exercise of a termination right under any one clause shall not prejudice PG&E from exercising a termination right under any other clause based on the same event or circumstance.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, this Backstop Commitment Letter shall automatically terminate on January 20, 2020 (the “Initial Termination Date”).  Provided that this Backstop Commitment Letter remains in full force and effect and has not been otherwise terminated, PG&E may extend the Initial Termination Date to April 30, 2020 (the “First Extension Date”) upon providing written notice to the Backstop Party of its intent to exercise this option (the “First Extension Notice”) no later than three days prior to the Initial Termination Date.  In the event that PG&E has provided the Backstop Party a timely and proper First Extension Notice and this Backstop Commitment Letter remains in full force and effect, PG&E may extend the First Extension Date to the Outside Date (the “Second Extension Date”) upon providing written notice to the Backstop Party of its intent to exercise this option (the “Second Extension Notice”) no later than three days prior to the First Extension Date.  In the event that PG&E has provided the Backstop Party a timely and proper Second Extension Notice and this Backstop Commitment Letter remains in full force and effect, PG&E may extend the Second Extension Date to the 60th day following the Outside Date (the “Third Extension Date”) upon providing written notice to the Backstop Party of its intent to exercise this option (the “Third Extension Notice”) no later than three days prior to the Second Extension Date.
7.            Reduction of Commitments by PG&E.
a.            In the event that on or prior to November 7, 2019, PG&E receives Aggregate Backstop Commitments that exceed the Equity Offering Cap (such excess, the “Overallotment Amount”), then, on November 8, 2019 (the “Allocation Date”), the Backstop Commitment Amount shall be automatically reduced by an amount equal to (i) the Overallotment Amount, times (ii) a fraction, (A) the numerator of which is the Backstop Party’s Shares and (B) the denominator of which is the aggregate number of shares of PG&E common stock held by the Backstop Party and the Other Backstop Parties, collectively, as of September 6, 2019 (without double counting any shares beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by more than one Backstop Party).  Notwithstanding the foregoing, on the Allocation Date, in the event there is an Overallotment Amount and for the purpose of curing such Overallotment Amount, PG&E may reduce the Backstop Commitment Amount as to any Backstop Party to the extent such reduction is reasonably advisable (based on the advice of the Debtors’ tax advisors after consultation with Jones Day) in order to avoid an “ownership change” within the meaning of Section 382 and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder or to otherwise preserve the ability of the Debtors to utilize their NOLs; provided that such reduction may not be below the amount of Backstop Commitments at which such Backstop Party would maintain its existing percentage ownership of the total outstanding shares of PG&E common stock.  Within three business days of the Allocation Date, PG&E shall provide the Backstop Party with a notice of any adjustment to its Backstop Commitment Amount under this Section 7(a).
b.            In the event that, after November 7, 2019, the Debtors (i) receive binding commitments providing for funding from any Additional Capital Sources that (A) have conditions to funding and commitment termination rights that are no less favorable to PG&E than those in this Backstop Commitment Letter and (B) are approved by an order of the Bankruptcy Court, or (ii) actually obtain funding from any Additional Capital Sources, then (x) in the case of clause (i), PG&E may reduce the Backstop Commitment Amount, and (y) in the case of clause (ii), the Backstop Commitment Amount shall be automatically reduced (if not already reduced pursuant to clause (i)), in each case by an amount equal to (A) the amount of such funding, times (B) a fraction, (1) the numerator of which is the Backstop Commitment Amount immediately prior to such reduction and (2) the denominator of which is the Aggregate Backstop Commitments as of immediately prior to such reduction.  Any reduction in the Backstop Commitment pursuant to this Section 7(b) shall not reduce any Backstop Commitment Premium earned prior to the date of such reduction.
c.            In the event that the Debtors consummate any Permitted Equity Offering or Rights Offering, the Backstop Commitment Amount shall be automatically reduced by an amount equal to (i) the net cash proceeds of such Permitted Equity Financing or such Rights Offering plus the proceeds of any Additional Capital Sources, as applicable, times (ii) a fraction, (A) the numerator of which is the Backstop Commitment Amount immediately prior to such reduction and (B) the denominator of which is the Aggregate Backstop Commitments as of immediately prior to such reduction.
d.            The Debtors shall provide notice to the Backstop Party in the event that the Backstop Commitment Amount is reduced as provided above.  References herein to “Backstop Commitment Amount” or “Backstop Commitment” mean such amounts as adjusted in accordance with the terms of this Backstop Commitment Letter. Any Backstop Commitments that have been terminated or reduced shall be terminated or reduced, as applicable, permanently.
8.            Assignment.  This Backstop Commitment Letter (a) is not assignable by the Backstop Party, and any purported assignment shall be null and void ab initio; provided, however, Backstop Party may assign its Backstop Commitment, in whole or in part, to (i) another Backstop Party, (ii) an affiliate of the Backstop Party, or (iii) an investment fund or separately managed account the primary investment advisor or sub advisor to which is a Backstop Party or an affiliate thereof, to the extent such assignee Backstop Party agrees in writing to assume all obligations hereunder of such Backstop Party in connection with such Backstop Commitment, and any assignment under this proviso shall not relieve the Backstop Party from its obligations under this Backstop Commitment Letter, and (b) is intended to be solely for the benefit of the parties hereto and is not intended to confer any benefits upon, or create any rights in favor of, any person or entity other than the parties hereto.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Backstop Party may assign all or any portion of its obligations hereunder to a “qualified institutional buyer” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended), without the consent of any party, provided, however, that (i) absent the prior written consent of PG&E, such assignee (including any Entity) does not, and as a result of such assignment will not, beneficially own more than 4.75% of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments and (ii) any assignment under this sentence shall not relieve the Backstop Party from its obligations under this Backstop Commitment Letter.
9.            Entire Agreement.  This Backstop Commitment Letter, including all exhibits hereto, constitutes the entire understanding among the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and replaces and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, both written and oral, between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and, subject to the terms hereof, shall become effective and binding upon the mutual exchange of fully executed counterparts by each of the parties hereto.
10.            Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial.  This Backstop Commitment Letter shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to the principles of conflict of laws that would require the application of the law of any other jurisdiction.  By its execution and delivery of this Backstop Commitment Letter, each of the parties hereto irrevocably and unconditionally agrees for itself that any legal action, suit or proceeding against it with respect to any matter under or arising out of or in connection with this Backstop Commitment Letter or for recognition or enforcement of any judgment rendered in any such action, suit or proceeding, may be brought only in the Bankruptcy Court.  By execution and delivery of this Backstop Commitment Letter, each of the parties hereto irrevocably accepts and submits itself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court with respect to any such action, suit or proceeding.  EACH PARTY HERETO UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING REFERRED TO ABOVE.
11.            Amendment; Waiver; Counterparts.  This Backstop Commitment Letter may not be amended or waived by or on behalf of the Backstop Party, and no consent may be given hereunder by or on behalf of the Backstop Party (including to an amendment or waiver of any provision of the Plan), except in writing signed by the holders of a majority of the Aggregate Backstop Commitments (whether or not the Backstop Party signs such amendment or waiver), and confirmed in writing by the Company; provided, however, that without the prior written consent of the Backstop Party, this Backstop Commitment Letter may not be amended to (a) increase the amount of the Backstop Commitment Amount or Backstop Commitment, (b) decrease the Backstop Commitment Premium, (c) extend the Backstop Commitment beyond the Third Extension Date, (d) amend the definition of “Backstop Price” or any component thereof, and (e) amend, modify, or waive the condition in Section 4(d).  This Backstop Commitment Letter may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which will be an original, and all of which, when taken together, will constitute one agreement.  Delivery of an executed counterpart of this Backstop Commitment Letter by e-mail or portable document format (PDF) will be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Backstop Commitment Letter.
12.            Notices.  All notices required or permitted to be given under this Backstop Commitment Letter, unless otherwise stated herein, shall be given by overnight courier at the addresses specified below, or at such other address or addresses as a party may designate for itself in writing, or by email (if confirmed) at the email addresses specified below:
If to the Backstop Party, to the name, address and email address located on the Backstop Party’s signature page to this Backstop Commitment Letter.

If to the Debtors:
PG&E Corporation
77 Beale Street
P.O. Box 770000
San Francisco, California 94177
Attention: Janet Loduca, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Email:  J1Lc@pge.com

with a copy to:

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, New York 10019
Attention:  Richard Hall; Paul Zumbro
Email:  RHall@cravath.com; PZumbro@cravath.com

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York  10153
Attention:  Stephen Karotkin
Email:  Stephen.karotkin@weil.com


13.            No Liability.  Notwithstanding anything that may be expressed or implied in this Backstop Commitment Letter, each party hereto acknowledges and agrees that no person other than the Backstop Party (and it permitted assigns) shall have any obligation hereunder (subject to the limitations provided herein) or in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and that (a) notwithstanding that any Backstop Party may be a partnership, limited partnership or limited liability company, no recourse (whether at law, in equity, in contract, in tort or otherwise) hereunder or under any document or instrument delivered in connection herewith, or in respect of any oral representations made or alleged to be made in connection herewith or therewith, shall be had against any former, current or future direct or indirect equity holder, controlling person, general or limited partner, shareholder, member, investment manager or adviser, manager, director, officer, employee, agent, affiliate, assignee, representative or financing source of any of the foregoing) (any such person or entity, other than such Backstop Party, a “Related Party”) or any Related Party of any such Related Party, including, without limitation, any liabilities arising under, or in connection with, the Plan or this Backstop Commitment Letter and the transactions contemplated thereby and hereby, or in respect of any oral representations made or alleged to be made in connection therewith or herewith), whether by the enforcement of any judgment or assessment or by any legal or equitable proceeding, or by virtue of any statute, regulation or other applicable law and (b) no personal liability whatsoever will attach to, be imposed on or otherwise be incurred by any Related Party of the Backstop Party or any Related Party of any such Related Party under this Backstop Commitment Letter or any document or instrument delivered in connection herewith or with the Plan Term Sheet or the Plan (or in respect of any oral representation made or alleged to be made in connection herewith or therewith) or for any action (whether at law, in equity, in contract, in tort or otherwise) based on, in respect of, or by reason of such obligations hereunder or by their creation.
14.            Plan Support.  For as long as this Backstop Letter Agreement is in effect, the Backstop Party shall (i) use all reasonable efforts to support the Plan with respect to the treatment of HoldCo Common Interests and to act in good faith to consummate the Plan with respect to any Equity Offering and the Backstop Commitments, (ii) to the extent the Backstop Party is entitled to vote on the Plan, timely vote (or cause to be voted) all of its HoldCo Common Interests and Claims to accept the Plan (and not to change or withdraw any such vote), and (iii) timely vote (or cause to be voted) its HoldCo Common Interests and Claims to reject any plan of reorganization other than the Plan.
15.            The Backstop Party shall not be required, pursuant to the terms of this Backstop Commitment Letter, to acquire or purchase any securities or indebtedness in connection with any Equity Offering that, pursuant to the terms of a Backstop Commitment Letter or other agreement, are to be acquired or subscribed for by any other party, nor shall the Backstop Party be required, pursuant to the terms of this Backstop Commitment Letter, to pay any money or other consideration, or exchange any claims whatsoever, which are owing from, or to be transferred from or by, any other party pursuant to the terms of another Backstop Commitment Letter or other agreement.  Nothing in this Backstop Commitment Letter shall be deemed to constitute an agreement or a joint venture or partnership with or between any other person or entity nor constitute any party as the agent of any other person or entity for any purpose.  For the avoidance of doubt, no Backstop Party shall, nor shall any action taken by a Backstop Party hereunder, be deemed to be acting in concert with any other person or entity with respect to the Backstop Commitment or any other matter nor shall the Backstop Commitments hereunder create a presumption that the Backstop Party is in any way acting in concert or as a group with any other person or entity whether as a result of this commitment or otherwise.
16.            Each party hereto confirms that it has made its own decision to execute this Backstop Commitment Letter based upon its own independent assessment of documents and information available to it, as it has deemed appropriate.
17.            Except as expressly provided in this Backstop Commitment Letter, (a) nothing herein is intended to, or does, in any manner waive, limit, impair or restrict the ability of each party hereto to protect and preserve its rights, remedies and interests, including, without limitation, any claims against or interests in any of the Debtors or other parties, or its full participation in any bankruptcy proceeding, and (b) the parties hereto each fully preserve any and all of their respective rights, remedies, claims and interests as of the date hereof and upon a termination of this Backstop Commitment Letter.  Further, nothing in this Backstop Commitment Letter shall be construed to prohibit any party hereto from appearing as a party-in-interest in any matter to be adjudicated in the Chapter 11 Cases, so long as such appearance and the positions advocated in connection therewith are consistent with this Backstop Commitment Letter and the Plan, and are not for the purpose of, and could not reasonably be expected to have the effect of, hindering, delaying or preventing the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Plan.
[signature page follows]
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Sincerely,

Backstop Party:

ABRAMS CAPITAL PARTNERS I, L.P.

By:            Abrams Capital Management, L.P.,
its investment manager

By:            Abrams Capital Management, LLC,
its general partner

By: /s/ David Abrams                                                                                    
Name:            David Abrams
Title:            Managing Member

Notice Information:
[Redacted]





Accepted and agreed this 9th day of September, 2019, by:

PG&E CORPORATION



By: /s/ Janet C. Loduca                                                                      
Name: Janet C. Loduca
Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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Exhibit A
Plan of Reorganization
WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP
Stephen Karotkin (pro hac vice)
(stephen.karotkin@weil.com)
Ray C. Schrock, P.C. (pro hac vice)
(ray.schrock@weil.com)
Jessica Liou (pro hac vice)
(jessica.liou@weil.com)
Matthew Goren (pro hac vice)
(matthew.goren@weil.com)
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153-0119
Tel: 212 310 8000
Fax: 212 310 8007
 
KELLER & BENVENUTTI LLP
Tobias S. Keller (#151445)
(tkeller@kellerbenvenutti.com)
Jane Kim (#298192)
(jkim@kellerbenvenutti.com)
650 California Street, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel: 415 496 6723
Fax: 650 636 9251
 
Attorneys for Debtors
and Debtors in Possession

ACCEPTANCES AND REJECTIONS OF THE PLAN MAY NOT BE SOLICITED UNTIL A DISCLOSURE STATEMENT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE BANKRUPTCY COURT. ALL HOLDERS OF CLAIMS AND INTERESTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE PLAN AND THE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT IN THEIR ENTIRETY BEFORE VOTING TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE PLAN.

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION
 
In re:
 
PG&E CORPORATION,
 
             - and -
 
PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY,
 
Bankruptcy Case
No. 19-30088 (DM)
 
Chapter 11
 
(Lead Case)
(Jointly Administered)
 
DEBTORS’ JOINT CHAPTER 11 PLAN OF REORGANIZATION
 
Debtors.
 
◻ Affects PG&E Corporation
◻ Affects Pacific Gas and Electric Company
☑  Affects both Debtors
 
* All papers shall be filed in the Lead Case, No. 19-30088 (DM).

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I.


DEFINITIONS, INTERPRETATION AND CONSENTS
ARTICLE II.


ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE CLAIMS, PRIORITY TAX CLAIMS AND OTHER UNCLASSIFIED CLAIMS
2.1
Administrative Expense Claims
2.2
Professional Fee Claims
2.3
DIP Facility Claims
2.4
Priority Tax Claims
ARTICLE III.


CLASSIFICATION OF CLAIMS AND INTERESTS
3.1
Classification in General
3.2
Summary of Classification
3.3
Separate Classification of Other Secured Claims
3.4
Nonconsensual Confirmation
3.5
Debtors’ Rights in Respect of Unimpaired Claims
ARTICLE IV.


TREATMENT OF CLAIMS AND INTERESTS
4.1
Class 1A – HoldCo Other Secured Claims
4.2
Class 2A – HoldCo Priority Non-Tax Claims
4.3
Class 3A:  HoldCo Funded Debt Claims
4.4
Class 4A:  HoldCo General Unsecured Claims
4.5
Class 5A-I – HoldCo Public Entities Wildfire Claims
4.6
Class 5A-II – HoldCo Subrogation Wildfire Claims
4.7
Class 5A-III – HoldCo Other Wildfire Claims
4.8
Class 5A-IV – HoldCo Ghost Ship Fire Claims
4.9
Class 6A – HoldCo Workers’ Compensation Claims
4.10
Class 7A – HoldCo Intercompany Claims
4.11
Class 8A – HoldCo Subordinated Debt Claims
4.12
Class 9A – HoldCo Common Interests
4.13
Class 10A – HoldCo Other Interests
4.14
Class 1B – Utility Other Secured Claims
4.15
Class 2B – Utility Priority Non-Tax Claims
4.16
Class 3B:  Utility Funded Debt Claims
4.17
Class 4B:  Utility General Unsecured Claims
4.18
Class 5B-I – Utility Public Entities Wildfire Claims
4.19
Class 5B-II – Utility Subrogation Wildfire Claims
4.20
Class 5B-III – Utility Other Wildfire Claims
4.21
Class 5B-IV – Utility Ghost Ship Fire Claims
4.22
Class 6B – Utility Workers’ Compensation Claims
4.23
Class 7B – 2001 Utility Exchange Claims
4.24
Class 8B – Utility Intercompany Claims
4.25
Class 9B – Utility Subordinated Debt Claims
4.26
Class 10B – Utility Preferred Interests
4.27
Class 11B – Utility Common Interests
ARTICLE V.


PROVISIONS GOVERNING DISTRIBUTIONS
5.1
Distributions Generally
5.2
Plan Funding
5.3
No Postpetition or Default Interest on Claims
5.4
Date of Distributions
5.5
Distribution Record Date
5.6
Disbursing Agent
5.7
Delivery of Distributions
5.8
Unclaimed Property
5.9
Satisfaction of Claims
5.10
Fractional Stock
5.11
Manner of Payment under Plan
5.12
No Distribution in Excess of Amount of Allowed Claim
5.13
Setoffs and Recoupments
5.14
Rights and Powers of Disbursing Agent
5.15
Withholding and Reporting Requirements
5.16
Credit for Distributions under Wildfire Assistance Program
ARTICLE VI.


MEANS FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND EXECUTION OF THE PLAN
6.1
General Settlement of Claims and Interests
6.2
Restructuring Transactions; Effectuating Documents
6.3
Continued Corporate Existence
6.4
The Subrogation Wildfire Trust
6.5
The Other Wildfire Trust
6.6
Public Entities Segregated Defense Fund
6.7
Go-Forward Wildfire Fund
6.8
Officers and Board of Directors
6.9
Management Incentive Plan
6.10
Cancellation of Existing Securities and Agreements
6.11
Cancellation of Certain Existing Security Agreements
6.12
Issuance of New HoldCo Common Stock
6.13
Exit Financing
6.14
Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds or Other Securitized Bonds
6.15
Rights Offering
6.16
Securities Act Registrations or Exemptions
ARTICLE VII.


PROCEDURES FOR DISPUTED CLAIMS
7.1
Objections to Claims
7.2
Resolution of Disputed Administrative Expense Claims and Disputed Claims
7.3
Payments and Distributions with Respect to Disputed Claims
7.4
Distributions After Allowance
7.5
Disallowance of Claims
7.6
Estimation
ARTICLE VIII.


EXECUTORY CONTRACTS AND UNEXPIRED LEASES
8.1
General Treatment
8.2
Determination of Cure Disputes and Deemed Consent
8.3
Rejection Damages Claims
8.4
Survival of the Debtors’ Indemnification Obligations
8.5
Assumption of Employee Benefit Plans
8.6
Collective Bargaining Agreements
8.7
Insurance Policies
8.8
Reservation of Rights
8.9
Modifications, Amendments, Supplements, Restatements, or Other Agreements
ARTICLE IX.


EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PLAN
9.1
Conditions Precedent to Confirmation of the Plan
9.2
Conditions Precedent to the Effective Date
9.3
Satisfaction of Conditions
9.4
Waiver of Conditions
9.5
Effect of Non-Occurrence of Effective Date
ARTICLE X.


EFFECT OF CONFIRMATION
10.1
Binding Effect
10.2
Vesting of Assets
10.3
Release and Discharge of Debtors
10.4
Term of Injunctions or Stays
10.5
Injunction Against Interference with Plan
10.6
Injunction
10.7
Channeling Injunction
10.8
Exculpation
10.9
Releases
10.10
Subordination
10.11
Retention of Causes of Action/Reservation of Rights
10.12
Preservation of Causes of Action
10.13
Special Provisions for Governmental Units
10.14
Document Retention
10.15
Solicitation of Plan
ARTICLE XI.


RETENTION OF JURISDICTION
11.1
Jurisdiction of Bankruptcy Court
ARTICLE XII.


MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
12.1
Dissolution of Statutory Committees
12.2
Substantial Consummation
12.3
Exemption from Transfer Taxes
12.4
Expedited Tax Determination
12.5
Payment of Statutory Fees
12.6
Plan Modifications and Amendments
12.7
Revocation or Withdrawal of Plan
12.8
Courts of Competent Jurisdiction
12.9
Severability
12.10
Governing Law
12.11
Schedules and Exhibits
12.12
Successors and Assigns
12.13
Time
12.14
Notices
12.15
Reservation of Rights

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PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the above-captioned debtors, as plan proponents within the meaning of section 1129 of the Bankruptcy Code, propose the following joint chapter 11 plan of reorganization pursuant to section 1121(a) of the Bankruptcy Code.  Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in Article I of the Plan.
ARTICLE I.
Definitions, Interpretation and Consents
DefinitionsThe following terms used herein shall have the respective meanings defined below (such meanings to be equally applicable to both the singular and plural):
1.1
2001 Utility Exchange Claim means any Claim against the Utility arising solely from (a) amounts due to the CAISO, PX, and/or various market participants based on purchases or sales of electricity, capacity, or ancillary services by the Utility and other market participants in markets operated by the CAISO and the PX that are subject to determination by FERC in refund proceedings bearing FERC Docket Nos. EL00-95-000 and EL00-98-000 and related subdockets, and (b) amounts due under any settlement agreements, allocation agreements, escrow agreements, letter agreements, other written agreements, or court orders (including orders entered in the chapter 11 case styled In re California Power Exchange Corporation, Case No. LA 01-16577 ES) that expressly relate thereto.
1.2
503(b)(9) Claim means a Claim or any portion thereof entitled to administrative expense priority pursuant to section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code, which Claim was timely filed and Allowed pursuant to the 503(b)(9) Procedures Order.
1.3
503(b)(9) Procedures Order means the Amended Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 503(b)(9) and 105(a) Establishing Procedures for the Assertion, Resolution, and Satisfaction of Claims Asserted Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 503(b)(9) [Docket No. 725].
1.4
Administrative Expense Claim  means any cost or expense of administration of any of the Chapter 11 Cases arising on or before the Effective Date that is allowable under section 503(b) of the Bankruptcy Code and entitled to priority under sections 364(c)(1), 503(b) (including 503(b)(9) Claims), 503(c), 507(a)(2), 507(b), or 1114(e)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code that has not already been paid, including, (a) any actual and necessary costs and expenses of preserving the Debtors’ estates, any actual and necessary costs and expenses of operating the Debtors’ businesses, any indebtedness or obligations incurred or assumed by one or more of the Debtors, as a debtor in possession, during the Chapter 11 Cases, including, for the acquisition or lease of property or an interest in property or the performance of services, or any fees or charges assessed against the estates of the Debtors under section 1930 of chapter 123 of title 28 of the United States Code, (b) any DIP Facility Claim, (c) any Professional Fee Claim and (d) any Intercompany Claim authorized pursuant to the Cash Management Order.
1.5
Aggregate Backstop Commitment Amount means the aggregate amount of all backstop commitments, if any, under all Backstop Commitment Letters; provided, however, that if the backstop commitments under all Backstop Commitment Letters shall be $0, then all consent and other rights hereunder shall no longer apply.
1.6
Allowed means, with reference to any Claim or Interest: (a) any Claim listed in the Debtors’ Schedules, as such Schedules may be amended from time to time in accordance with Bankruptcy Rule 1009, as liquidated, non-contingent, and undisputed, and for which no contrary proof of Claim has been filed; (b) any Claim or Interest expressly allowed hereunder; (c) any Claim or Interest to which a Debtor and the holder of such Claim or Interest agree to the amount and priority of the Claim or Interest, which agreement is approved by a Final Order; (d) any Claim or Interest that is compromised, settled or otherwise resolved or Allowed pursuant to a Final Order (including any omnibus or procedural Final Order relating to the compromise, settlement, resolution, or allowance of any Claims) or under the Plan; or (e) any Claim or Interest arising on or before the Effective Date as to which no objection to allowance has been interposed within the time period set forth in the Plan; provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, unless expressly waived by the Plan, the Allowed amount of Claims or Interests shall be subject to, and shall not exceed the limitations or maximum amounts permitted by, the Bankruptcy Code, including sections 502 or 503 of the Bankruptcy Code, to the extent applicable.  The Reorganized Debtors shall retain all Claims and defenses with respect to Allowed Claims that are Reinstated or otherwise Unimpaired under the Plan.
1.7
Avoidance Action means any action commenced, or that may be commenced, before or after the Effective Date pursuant to chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code including sections 544, 545, 547, 548, 549, 550, or 551 of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.8
Backstop Approval Order means an order of the Bankruptcy Court, approving the Backstop Commitment Letters, which order shall be in form and substance satisfactory to the Debtors and the Backstop Parties.
1.9
Backstop Commitment Letters means those certain letter agreements, as may be amended or modified from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof and the Backstop Approval Order, pursuant to which the Backstop Parties have agreed to purchase shares of New HoldCo Common Stock on the terms and subject to the conditions thereof.
1.10
Backstop Parties means the parties that have agreed to purchase shares of New HoldCo Common Stock on the terms and subject to the conditions of the Backstop Commitment Letters and the Backstop Approval Order.
1.11
Ballot means the form(s) distributed to holders of impaired Claims or Interests on which the acceptance or rejection of the Plan is to be indicated.
1.12
Bankruptcy Code means title 11 of the United States Code, as applicable to the Chapter 11 Cases.
1.13
Bankruptcy Court means the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, having subject matter jurisdiction over the Chapter 11 Cases and, to the extent of any reference withdrawal made under section 157(d) of title 28 of the United States Code, the District Court.
1.14
Bankruptcy Rules means the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure as promulgated by the United States Supreme Court under section 2075 of title 28 of the United States Code, applicable to the Chapter 11 Cases, and any Local Rules of the Bankruptcy Court.
1.15
Business Day means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, or any other day on which banking institutions in New York, New York are required or authorized to close by law or executive order.
1.16
CAISO means the California Independent System Operator Corporation.
1.17
Cash means legal tender of the United States of America.
1.18
Cash Management Order means the Final Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 105(a), 345(b), 363(b), and 363(c), and Fed. R. Bankr. P.6003 and 6004 (i) Authorizing Debtors to (a) Continue Their Existing Cash Management System, (b) Honor Certain Prepetition Obligations Related to the Use Thereof, (c) Continue Intercompany Arrangements, (d) Continue to Honor Obligations Related to Joint Infrastructure Projects, and (e) Maintain Existing Bank Accounts and Business Forms; and (ii) Waiving the Requirements of 11 U.S.C. § 345(b), dated March 13, 2019 [Docket No. 881].
1.19
Cause of Action means, without limitation, any and all actions, class actions,  proceedings, causes of action, controversies, liabilities, obligations, rights, rights of setoff, recoupment rights, suits, damages, judgments, accounts, defenses, offsets, powers, privileges, licenses, franchises, Claims, Avoidance Actions, counterclaims, cross-claims, affirmative defenses, third-party claims, Liens, indemnity, contribution, guaranty, and demands of any kind or character whatsoever, whether known or unknown, asserted or unasserted, reduced to judgment or otherwise, liquidated or unliquidated, fixed or contingent, matured or unmatured, disputed or undisputed, suspected or unsuspected, foreseen or unforeseen, direct or indirect, choate or inchoate, secured or unsecured, assertable directly or derivatively, existing or hereafter arising, in contract or in tort, in law, in equity, or otherwise, whether arising under the Bankruptcy Code or any applicable nonbankruptcy law, based in whole or in part upon any act or omission or other event occurring on or prior to the Petition Date or during the course of the Chapter 11 Cases, including through the Effective Date.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, when referring to Causes of Action of the Debtors or their estates, Causes of Action shall include (a) all rights of setoff, counterclaim, or recoupment and Claims for breach of contracts or for breaches of duties imposed by law or equity; (b) the right to object to any Claim or Interest; (c) Claims (including Avoidance Actions) pursuant to section 362 and chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code, including sections 510, 542, 543, 544 through 550, or 553; (d) Claims and defenses such as fraud, mistake, duress, usury, and any other defenses set forth in section 558 of the Bankruptcy Code; and (e) any Claims under any state or foreign law, including any fraudulent transfer or similar claims.
1.20
Channeling Injunction means the permanent injunction provided for in Section 10.7 of the Plan with respect to Wildfire Claims to be issued pursuant to, and included in, the Confirmation Order.
1.21
Chapter 11 Cases means the jointly administered cases under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code commenced by the Debtors on the Petition Date in the Bankruptcy Court and currently styled In re PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Ch. 11 Case No. 19-30088 (DM) (Jointly Administered).
1.22
Chief Executive Officer means William D. Johnson, the current chief executive officer of HoldCo.
1.23
Claim has the meaning set forth in section 101(5) of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.24
Claims Resolution Procedures means, collectively, the Other Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures and the Subrogation Wildfire Claims Resolution Procedures.
1.25
Class means any group of Claims or Interests classified herein pursuant to sections 1122 and 1123(a)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code.
1.26
Collateral means any property or interest in property of the estate of any Debtor subject to a lien, charge, or other encumbrance to secure the payment or performance of a Claim, which lien, charge, or other encumbrance is not subject to a Final Order ordering the remedy of avoidance on any such lien, charge, or other encumbrance under the Bankruptcy Code.
1.27
Collective Bargaining Agreements means, collectively, (a) the IBEW Collective Bargaining Agreements, (b) the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently in place between the Utility and the Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, IFPTE, and (c) the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently in place between the Utility and the Service Employees International Union.
1.28
Confirmation Date means the date on which the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court enters the Confirmation Order.
1.29
Confirmation Hearing means the hearing to be held by the Bankruptcy Court regarding confirmation of the Plan, as such hearing may be adjourned or continued from time to time.
1.30
Confirmation Order means the order of the Bankruptcy Court confirming the Plan pursuant to section 1129 of the Bankruptcy Code and approving the transactions contemplated thereby, which shall be in form and substance acceptable to the Debtors.
1.31
CPUC means the California Public Utilities Commission.
1.32
CPUC Approval means all necessary approvals, authorizations and final orders from the CPUC to implement the Plan, and to participate in the Go-Forward Wildfire Fund, including: (a) satisfactory provisions pertaining to authorized return on equity and regulated capital structure; (b) a disposition of proposals for certain potential changes to the Utility’s corporate structure and authorizations to operate as a utility; (c) satisfactory resolution of claims for monetary fines or penalties under the California Public Utilities Code for prepetition conduct; (d) approval (or exemption from approval) of the financing structure and securities to be issued under Article VI of the Plan, including one or more financing orders approving the Wildfire Victim Recovery Bonds; (e) approval of any hedges executed by the Utility in consultation with the CPUC staff; and (f) any approvals or determinations with respect to the Plan and related documents that may be required by the Wildfire Legislation (A.B. 1054).
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Creditors Committee means the statutory committee of unsecured creditors appointed by the U.S. Trustee in the Chapter 11 Cases pursuant to section 1102 of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Cure Amount means the payment of Cash or the distribution of other property (as the parties may agree or the Bankruptcy Court may order) as necessary to (a) cure a monetary default, as required by section 365(a) of the Bankruptcy Code by the Debtors in accordance with the terms of an executory contract or unexpired lease of the Debtors, and (b) permit the Debtors to assume or assume and assign such executory contract or unexpired lease under section 365(a) of the Bankruptcy Code.
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D&O Liability Insurance Policies means all unexpired directors’, managers’, and officers’ liability insurance policies (including any “tail policy”) of either of the Debtors.
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Debtors means, collectively, HoldCo and the Utility.
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DIP Facilities means the senior secured postpetition credit facilities approved pursuant to the DIP Facility Order, as the same may be amended, modified, or supplemented from time to time through the Effective Date in accordance with the terms of the DIP Facility Documents and the DIP Facility Order.
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DIP Facility Agents means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., solely in its capacity as administrative agent under the DIP Facility Documents, and Citibank, N.A., solely in its capacity as collateral agent under the DIP Facility Documents, and their respective successors, assigns, or any replacement agents appointed pursuant to the terms of the DIP Facility Documents.
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DIP Facility Claim means any Claim arising under, or related to, the DIP Facility Documents.
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DIP Facility Credit Agreement means that certain Senior Secured Superpriority Debtor-In-Possession Credit, Guaranty and Security Agreement, dated as of February 1, 2019, by and among the Utility as borrower, HoldCo as guarantor, the DIP Facility Agents, and the DIP Facility Lenders, as the same has been or may be further amended, modified, or supplemented from time to time.
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DIP Facility Documents  means, collectively, the DIP Facility Credit Agreement and all other “Loan Documents” (as defined therein), and all other agreements, documents, and instruments delivered or entered into pursuant thereto or entered into in connection therewith (including any collateral documentation) (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time).
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DIP Facility Lenders means the lenders under the DIP Facility Credit Agreement and each other party that becomes a lender thereunder from time to time in accordance with the terms of the DIP Facility Credit Agreement.
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DIP Facility Order means the Final Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 105, 362, 363, 503 and 507, Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2002, 4001, 6004 and 9014 and (i) Authorizing the Debtors to Obtain Senior Secured, Superpriority, Postpetition Financing, (ii) Granting Liens and Superpriority Claims, (iii) Modifying the Automatic Stay, and (iv) Granting Related Relief [Docket No. 1091], dated March 27, 2019, as may be amended, modified, or supplemented from time to time through the Effective Date.
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DIP Letters of Credit means any letters of credit issued by a DIP Facility Lender pursuant to the DIP Facility Credit Agreement.
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Disallowed means a Claim, or any portion thereof, (a) that has been disallowed by a Final Order, agreement between the holder of such Claim and the applicable Debtor, or the Plan; (b) that is listed in the Debtors’ Schedules, as such Schedules may be amended, modified, or supplemented from time to time in accordance with Bankruptcy Rule 1009, at zero ($0) dollars or as contingent, disputed, or unliquidated and as to which no proof of Claim has been filed by the applicable deadline or deemed timely filed with the Bankruptcy Court pursuant to either the Bankruptcy Code or any Final Order of the Bankruptcy Court or applicable law; or (c) that is not listed in the Debtors’ Schedules and as to which no proof of Claim has been timely filed by the applicable deadline or deemed timely filed with the Bankruptcy Court pursuant to either the Bankruptcy Code or any Final Order of the Bankruptcy Court or under applicable law.
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Disbursing Agent means the Utility (or such Entity designated by the Debtors and without the need for any further order of the Bankruptcy Court) in its capacity as a disbursing agent pursuant to Section 5.6 hereof.
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Disclosure Statement means the disclosure statement relating to the Plan, including, all schedules, supplements, and exhibits thereto, as approved by the Bankruptcy Court pursuant to section 1125 of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Disclosure Statement Order means a Final Order finding that the Disclosure Statement contains adequate information pursuant to section 1125 of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Disputed means with respect to a Claim or any portion thereof (a) that is neither Allowed nor Disallowed under the Plan or a Final Order, nor deemed Allowed under sections 502, 503, or 1111 of the Bankruptcy Code; (b) that has not been Allowed and is listed as unliquidated, contingent, or disputed in the Schedules; or (c) for which a proof of Claim has been filed and related to which the Debtors or any party in interest has interposed a timely objection or request for estimation, and such objection or request for estimation has not been withdrawn or determined by a Final Order.
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Distribution Record Date means the Effective Date, unless otherwise provided in the Plan or designated by the Bankruptcy Court.  The Distribution Record Date shall not apply to Securities of the Debtors deposited with DTC, the holders of which shall receive a distribution in accordance with Article V of this Plan and, as applicable, the customary procedures of DTC.
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District Court means the United States District Court for the Northern District of California having subject matter jurisdiction over the Chapter 11 Cases.
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DTC means the Depository Trust Company.
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Effective Date means a Business Day on or after the Confirmation Date selected by the Debtors, on which the conditions to the effectiveness of the Plan specified in Section 9.2 hereof have been satisfied or otherwise effectively waived in accordance with the terms hereof.
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Eligible Offeree has the meaning set forth in the Rights Offering Procedures, if applicable.
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Employee Benefit Plans means any written contracts, agreements, policies, programs, and plans (including any related trust or other funding vehicle) governing any obligations relating to compensation, reimbursement, indemnity, health care benefits, disability benefits, deferred compensation benefits, travel benefits, vacation and sick leave benefits, savings, severance benefits, retirement benefits, welfare benefits, relocation programs, life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, including written contracts, agreements, policies, programs, and plans for bonuses and other incentives or compensation for the directors, officers, and employees of any of the Debtors.
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Entity has the meaning set forth in section 101(15) of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Exculpated Parties means collectively, and, in each case, in their capacities as such: (a) the Debtors and Reorganized Debtors; (b) the DIP Facility Agents; (c) the DIP Facility Lenders; (d) the Exit Financing Agents; (e) the Exit Financing Lenders; (f) the Funded Debt Trustees; (g) the HoldCo Revolver Lenders; (h) the HoldCo Term Loan Lenders; (i) the Utility Revolver Lenders; (j) the Utility Term Loan Lenders; (k) the Public Entities Releasing Parties; (l) the Statutory Committees; (m) the Backstop Parties; and (n) with respect to each of the foregoing entities (a) through (m), such entities’ predecessors, successors, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliates, managed accounts and funds, current and former officers and directors, principals, equity holders, members, partners, managers, employees, subcontractors, agents, advisory board members, restructuring advisors, financial advisors, attorneys, accountants, investment bankers, consultants, representatives, management companies, fund advisors (and employees thereof), and other professionals, and such entities’ respective heirs, executors, estates, servants, and nominees, in each case in their capacity as such.
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Exit Financing means, collectively, the Exit Revolver Facility, and all other indebtedness to be incurred by the Reorganized Debtors on or about the Effective Date as part of the Plan Funding.
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Exit Financing Agents means, collectively, the Exit Revolver Facility Agent and any other facility agent or indenture trustee acting in such capacity under the Exit Financing Documents.
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Exit Financing Documents means, collectively, the Exit Revolver Facility Documents and all other agreements, indentures, documents, and instruments delivered or entered into pursuant to or in connection with the Exit Financing (including any guarantee agreements and collateral documentation) (in each case, as amended, supplemented, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time).
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Exit Financing Lenders means, collectively, the Exit Revolver Facility Lenders and all other lenders or holders (as applicable) under the Exit Financing Documents.
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Exit Financing Term Sheets means those certain term sheets that shall be included in the Plan Supplement that set forth the principal terms of the Exit Financing.
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Exit Revolver Facility means any revolving loan facility provided to the Reorganized Utility or Reorganized HoldCo, pursuant to the Exit Revolver Facility Documents, including the Exit Revolver Facility Credit Agreement, as contemplated by, and which shall be consistent with, the Exit Financing Term Sheets.
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Exit Revolver Facility Agent means the administrative agent or collateral agent (if applicable) under the Exit Revolver Facility Credit Agreement, its successors, assigns, or any replacement agent appointed pursuant to the terms of the Exit Revolver Facility Documents.
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