EX-10.17 2 ex1017bbdc123121amendmentn.htm EX-10.17 Document
Exhibit 10.17
Execution Version

AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO SENIOR
SECURED REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT
This AMENDMENT NO. 2 (this “Amendment”) dated as of December 29, 2021, by and among BARINGS BDC, INC., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), ING CAPITAL LLC, as administrative agent for the Lenders (as defined below) under the Credit Agreement (in such capacity, together with its successors in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”), the Lenders party hereto and solely for purposes of Section 2.9, the entities identified as Subsidiary Guarantors on the signature pages hereto (the “Subsidiary Guarantors”, and together with the Borrower, the “Obligors”), is made with respect to the Senior Secured Revolving Credit Agreement, dated as of February 21, 2019 (as amended by the Amendment No. 1 to Senior Secured Credit Agreement, dated as of December 3, 2019, and as further amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among the Borrower, the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time party to the Credit Agreement as lenders (the “Lenders”) and the Administrative Agent. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby).
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the Lenders and the Administrative Agent amend certain provisions of the Credit Agreement and the Lenders signatory hereto and the Administrative Agent have agreed to do so on the terms and subject to the conditions contained in this Amendment.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and the mutual agreements contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
SECTION I AMENDMENTS TO CREDIT AGREEMENT
Effective as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (as defined below), and subject to the terms and conditions set forth below, the Credit Agreement is hereby amended to delete the stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text or stricken text) and to add the double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text or double-underline text) as set forth in the Credit Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A.
SECTION II MISCELLANEOUS
2.1.      Conditions to Effectiveness of Amendment. This Amendment shall become effective as of the date (the “Amendment No. 2 Effective Date”) on which the Borrower and each Subsidiary Guarantor party hereto have satisfied each of the following conditions precedent (unless a condition shall have been waived in accordance with Section 9.02 of the Credit Agreement):
(a)    Executed Counterparts. The Administrative Agent shall have received from each party hereto either (1) a counterpart of this Amendment signed on behalf of such party or (2) written evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include telecopy


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transmission or electronic mail of a signed signature page to this Amendment) that such party has signed a counterpart of this Amendment.
(b)    Fees and Expenses. The Borrower shall have paid in full to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders all fees and expenses owing related to this Amendment and the Credit Agreement owing, incurred and invoiced on or prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date due to any Lender on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date.
(c)    Other Documents. The Administrative Agent shall have received such other documents, instruments, certificates, opinions and information as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
The contemporaneous exchange and release of executed signature pages by each of the Persons contemplated to be a party hereto shall render this Amendment effective and any such exchange and release of such executed signature pages by all such persons shall constitute satisfaction or waiver (as applicable) of any condition precedent to such effectiveness set forth above.
2.2.     Representations and Warranties. To induce the other parties hereto to enter into this Amendment, the Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and each of the Lenders that, as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date and after giving effect to this Amendment:
(a)     This Amendment has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantors, and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantors enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by (i) bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws of general applicability affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights and (ii) the application of general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law). The Credit Agreement, as amended by this Amendment, constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Borrower enforceable in accordance with its respective terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by (i) bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws of general applicability affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights and (ii) the application of general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law).
(b)    The execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantors of this Amendment, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, (i) are within each of the Borrower’s and each Subsidiary Guarantor’s corporate powers, (ii) do not require any consent or approval of registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority, except for (x) such as have been or will be obtained or made and are in full force and effect and (y) filings and recordings in respect of the Liens created pursuant to the Security Documents, (iii) will not violate any applicable law or regulation or the charters, by-laws or other organizational documents of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any order of any Governmental Authority (including the Investment Company Act and the rules, regulations and orders issued by the SEC thereunder), (iv) will not
[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]

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violate or result in a default in any material respect under any indenture, agreement or other instrument binding upon the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or assets, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any payment to be made by any such Person, and (v) except for Liens created pursuant to the Security Documents, will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries.
(c)    The representations and warranties set forth in Article III of the Credit Agreement as amended by this Amendment and the representations and warranties in each other Loan Document are true and correct in all material respects (other than any representation or warranty already qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, which shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date or as to any such representations and warranties that refer to a specific date, as of such specific date.
(d)    No Default or Event of Default has occurred or is continuing under the Credit Agreement.
2.3.     Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto on different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. This Amendment constitutes the entire contract between and among the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all previous agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof. Delivery of an executed counterpart of this Amendment by telecopy or electronic mail shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment.
2.4.     Payment of Expenses. The Borrower agrees to pay and reimburse, pursuant to Section 9.03 of the Credit Agreement, the Administrative Agent for all of its reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred in connection with this Amendment.
2.5.     GOVERNING LAW. THIS AMENDMENT SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND GOVERNED BY THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
2.6.     WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AMENDMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY). EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AMENDMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.
2.7.     Incorporation of Certain Provisions. The provisions of Sections 9.01, 9.07, 9.09 and 9.12 of the Credit Agreement are hereby incorporated by reference mutatis mutandis as if fully set forth herein.
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2.8.     Effect of Amendment. Except as expressly set forth herein, this Amendment shall not by implication or otherwise limit, impair, constitute a waiver of, or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of the Lenders, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the Borrower or the Subsidiary Guarantors under the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, and, except as expressly set forth herein, shall not alter, modify, amend or in any way affect any of the other terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, all of which are ratified and affirmed in all respects and shall continue in full force and effect. Nothing herein shall be deemed to entitle any Person to a consent to, or a waiver, amendment, modification or other change of, any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document in similar or different circumstances. This Amendment shall apply and be effective only with respect to the provisions amended herein of the Credit Agreement. Upon the effectiveness of this Amendment, each reference in the Credit Agreement to “this Agreement,” “hereunder,” “hereof,” “herein” or words of similar import shall mean and be a reference to the Credit Agreement as amended by this Amendment and each reference in any other Loan Document shall mean the Credit Agreement as amended hereby. This Amendment shall constitute a Loan Document.
2.9.     Consent and Affirmation. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, by its execution hereof, each of the Borrower and each Subsidiary Guarantor hereby to the extent applicable as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (i) consents to this Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby, (ii) agrees that the Guarantee and Security Agreement and each of the other Security Documents is in full force and effect, (iii) confirms its guarantee (solely in the case of each Subsidiary Guarantor) and affirms its obligations under the Guarantee and Security Agreement and confirms its grant of a security interest in its assets as Collateral for the Secured Obligations (as defined in the Guarantee and Security Agreement), and (iv) acknowledges and affirms that such guarantee and/or grant, as applicable, is in full force and effect in respect of, and to secure, the Secured Obligations (as defined in the Guarantee and Security Agreement).
[Signature pages follow]
[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed and delivered as of the day and year first above written.
BARINGS BDC, INC., as Borrower

By:/s/  Jonathan Landsberg
Name:Jonathan Landsberg
Title:Treasurer
[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]




ENERGY HARDWARE HOLDINGS, INC., as Subsidiary Guarantor

By:/s/  Jonathan Landsberg
Name:Jonathan Landsberg
Title:Treasurer

BARINGS BDC FINANCE I, LLC,
as Subsidiary Guarantor

By:/s/  Jonathan Landsberg
Name:Jonathan Landsberg
Title:Treasurer

BARINGS BDC SENIOR FUNDING I LLC,
as Subsidiary Guarantor

By:/s/  Jonathan Landsberg
Name:Jonathan Landsberg
Title:Treasurer
[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]

    
ING CAPITAL LLC, as Administrative Agent, Issuing Bank and a Lender


By:/s/  Grace Fu
Name:Grace Fu
Title:Managing Director

By:/s/  Ruben De Saegher
Name:Ruben De Saegher
Title:Vice President



[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A., as a Lender

By:/s/  Jay Cyr
Name:Jay Cyr
Title:Executive Director

By:                        
Name:
Title:









































[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
Bank of Montreal, as a Lender

By:/s/  Amy Prager
Name:Amy Prager
Title:Director













































[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
Fifth Third Bank, National Association, as a Lender

By:/s/  Christine Reyling
Name:Christine Reyling
Title:SVP, Managing Director



















[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, as a Lender

By:/s/  John Doherty
Name:John Doherty
Title:Vice President


[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
REGIONS BANK as a Lender

By:/s/  Hichem Kerma
Name:Hichem Kerma
Title:Managing Director



[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
MIZUHO BANK, LTD., as a Lender

By:/s/  Donna DeMagistris
Name:Donna DeMagistris
Title:Executive Director



[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
CIT Group, as a Lender

By:/s/  Robert L. Klein
Name:Robert L. Klein
Title:Director



[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
TIAA, FSB, as a Lender

By:/s/  Martin O'Brien
Name:Martin O'Brien
Title:Director

By:/s/  
Name:
Title:


[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
Bank Of America, N.A., as a Lender

By:/s/  Sidhima Daruka
Name:Sidhima Daruka
Title:Vice President



[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
SG Americas Securities LLC, as a Lender

By:/s/  Rob Roberto
Name:Rob Roberto
Title:Chairman, Financial Institutions Americas
By:/s/  
Name:
Title:



[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
BNP Paribas, as a Lender

By:/s/  Robert Musetti
Name:Robert Musetti
Title:Managing Director
By:/s/  Joanna Bak
Name:Joanna Bak
Title:Business Manager


[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
Citibank, N.A., as a Lender

By:/s/  Erik Anderson
Name:Erik Anderson
Title:Vice President


[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
PINNACLE BANK N.A., as a Lender

By:/s/  Alex K. Turner
Name:Alex K. Turner
Title:Senior Vice President
By:/s/  
Name:
Title:


[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as a Lender

By:/s/  Megan Griffin
Name:Megan Griffin
Title:Director
[Amendment No. 2 to Revolving Credit Agreement]


    

EXHIBIT A



    
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SENIOR SECURED
REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT
dated as of
February 21, 2019,
as amended by Amendment No. 1 to Senior Secured Revolving Credit Agreement, dated as of December 3, 2019 and by Amendment No. 2 to Senior Secured Revolving Credit Agreement, dated as of December 29, 2021
among
BARINGS BDC, INC.
as Borrower
The LENDERS Party Hereto
ING CAPITAL LLC
as Administrative Agent
ING CAPITAL LLC,
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
BANK OF MONTREAL and
FIFTH THIRD BANK
, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners
and
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
as Syndication Agent
and
BANK OF MONTREAL and
FIFTH THIRD BANK
, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
as Documentation Agents




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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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ARTICLE I.

DEFINITIONS
SECTION 1.01    Defined Terms                              1
SECTION 1.02    Classification of Loans and Borrowings     4649
SECTION 1.03    Terms Generally     4649
SECTION 1.04    Accounting Terms; GAAP          4749
SECTION 1.05    Currencies; Currency Equivalents          4750
SECTION 1.06    Outstanding Indebtedness          52
SECTION 1.07    Rates; LIBOR Screen Rate Notification          52
ARTICLE II.

THE CREDITS
SECTION 2.01    The Commitments      4952
SECTION 2.02    Loans and Borrowings                         4953
SECTION 2.03    Requests for Borrowings                          5054
SECTION 2.04    Letters of Credit                     5255
SECTION 2.05    Funding of Borrowings                         5660
SECTION 2.06    Interest Elections                             5761
SECTION 2.07    Termination, Reduction or Increase of the Commitments     5862
SECTION 2.08    Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt     6165
SECTION 2.09    Prepayment of Loans                         6367
SECTION 2.10    Fees                                 6771
SECTION 2.11    Interest                                  6972
SECTION 2.12    Eurocurrency Borrowing and RFR Borrowing Provisions     7074
SECTION 2.13    Increased Costs                             7378
SECTION 2.14    Break Funding Payments                         7480
SECTION 2.15    Taxes                                 7581
SECTION 2.16    Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment: Sharing of Set-offs 8085
SECTION 2.17    Defaulting Lenders                         8288
SECTION 2.18    Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders     8490
SECTION 2.19    Maximum Rate     8591
ARTICLE III.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
SECTION 3.01    Organization; Powers                         8691
SECTION 3.02    Authorization; Enforceability     8692
SECTION 3.03    Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts     8692
SECTION 3.04    Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Effect     8792
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SECTION 3.05    Litigation      8792
SECTION 3.06    Compliance with Laws and Agreements     8793
SECTION 3.07    Taxes     8793
SECTION 3.08    ERISA     8893
SECTION 3.09    Disclosure     8893
SECTION 3.10    Investment Company Act; Margin Regulations     8894
SECTION 3.11    Material Agreements and Liens     8995
SECTION 3.12    Subsidiaries and Investments     8995
SECTION 3.13    Properties 9095
SECTION 3.14    Solvency     9096
SECTION 3.15    No Default     9096
SECTION 3.16    Use of Proceeds     9096
SECTION 3.17    Security Documents     9196
SECTION 3.18    Financing Subsidiaries     9196
SECTION 3.19    Affiliate Agreements     9197
SECTION 3.20    Compliance with Sanctions     9197
SECTION 3.21    Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Program     9297
SECTION 3.22    Anti-Corruption Laws     9297
SECTION 3.23    Beneficial Ownership Certification     9298
SECTION 3.24    EEA Financial Institutions     9298
ARTICLE IV.

CONDITIONS
SECTION 4.01    Effective Date     9298
SECTION 4.02    Conditions to Each Credit Event     96101
ARTICLE V.

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
SECTION 5.01    Financial Statements and Other Information     97102
SECTION 5.02    Notices of Material Events     100105
SECTION 5.03    Existence; Conduct of Business     100106
SECTION 5.04    Payment of Obligations     100106
SECTION 5.05    Maintenance of Properties; Insurance     101106
SECTION 5.06    Books and Records; Inspection and Audit Rights     101106
SECTION 5.07    Compliance with Laws and Agreements 102107
SECTION 5.08    Certain Obligations Respecting Subsidiaries;
Further Assurances 102108
SECTION 5.09    Use of Proceeds     105111
SECTION 5.10    Status of RIC and BDC 106111
SECTION 5.11    Investment Policies; Valuation Policy 106111
SECTION 5.12    Portfolio Valuation and Diversification Etc 106111
SECTION 5.13    Calculation of Borrowing Base 112117
SECTION 5.14    Taxes     121126
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SECTION 5.15    Post-Closing Matters 121127
ARTICLE VI.

NEGATIVE COVENANTS
SECTION 6.01    Indebtedness     121127
SECTION 6.02    Liens 123129
SECTION 6.03    Fundamental Changes and Dispositions of Assets     124129
SECTION 6.04    Investments 126131
SECTION 6.05    Restricted Payments     127132
SECTION 6.06    Certain Restrictions on Subsidiaries 128134
SECTION 6.07    Certain Financial Covenants 129134
SECTION 6.08    Transactions with Affiliates 129135
SECTION 6.09    Lines of Business 130135
SECTION 6.10    No Further Negative Pledge 130135
SECTION 6.11    Modifications of Indebtedness and Affiliate Agreement 130136
SECTION 6.12    Payments of Longer-Term Indebtedness 131136
SECTION 6.13    Modification of Investment and Valuation Policies 131137
SECTION 6.14    SBIC Guarantees 131137
SECTION 6.15    Derivative Transactions     131137
ARTICLE VII.

EVENTS OF DEFAULT
ARTICLE VIII.

THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
SECTION 8.01    Appointment 135141
SECTION 8.02    Capacity as Lender 136141
SECTION 8.03    Limitation of Duties; Exculpation 136141
SECTION 8.04    Reliance 137142
SECTION 8.05    Sub-Agents 137142
SECTION 8.06    Resignation; Successor Administrative Agent 137142
SECTION 8.07    Reliance by Lenders 138143
SECTION 8.08    Modifications to Loan Documents 138143
SECTION 8.09    Certain ERISA Matters 138144
SECTION 8.10    Agents     139145
SECTION 8.11    Collateral Matters     139145
SECTION 8.12    Credit Bidding 140145
SECTION 8.13    Non-Receipt of Funds by Administrative Agent; Erroneous Payments.     147
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ARTICLE IX.

MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 9.01    Notices; Electronic Communications 141148
SECTION 9.02    Waivers; Amendments 145152
SECTION 9.03    Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver 148155
SECTION 9.04    Successors and Assigns 150158
SECTION 9.05    Survival     156163
SECTION 9.06    Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness; Electronic Execution 156163
SECTION 9.07    Severability     156164
SECTION 9.08    Right of Setoff     157164
SECTION 9.09    Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc     157164
SECTION 9.10    WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL     158165
SECTION 9.11    Judgment Currency 158165
SECTION 9.12    Headings 159166
SECTION 9.13    Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality 159166
SECTION 9.14    USA PATRIOT Act 160168
SECTION 9.15    Termination 161168
SECTION 9.16    Acknowledgment and Consent to Bail-In of EEAAffected Financial Institutions 161168
SECTION 9.17    Interest Rate Limitation 161169
SECTION 9.18    Acknowledgement Regarding any Supported QFCs     162169

SCHEDULE 1.01(a)    -    Approved Dealers and Approved Pricing Services
SCHEDULE 1.01(b)    -    Commitments
SCHEDULE 1.01(c)    -     Eligibility Criteria
SCHEDULE 1.01(d)    -    Industry Classification Groups
SCHEDULE 3.11(a)    -    Material Agreements
SCHEDULE 3.11(b)    -    Liens
SCHEDULE 3.12(a)    -    Subsidiaries
SCHEDULE 3.12(b)    -    Investments
SCHEDULE 6.08    -    Certain Affiliate Transactions
EXHIBIT A    -    Form of Assignment and Assumption
EXHIBIT B    -    Form of Borrowing Base Certificate
EXHIBIT C    -    Form of Promissory Note
EXHIBIT D -    Form of Borrowing Request
EXHIBIT E -    Form of Interest Election Request
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SENIOR SECURED REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of February 21, 2019 (this “Agreement”), among BARINGS BDC, INC., a Maryland corporation (the “Borrower”), the LENDERS party hereto, and ING CAPITAL LLC, as Administrative Agent.
WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the Lenders (as defined herein) extend credit to the Borrower from time to time pursuant to the commitments as set forth herein and the Lenders have agreed to extend such credit upon the terms and conditions hereof.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the covenants and agreements contained herein, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
ARTICLE I.    

DEFINITIONS
SECTION 1.01 Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:
ABR”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan is, or the Loans constituting such Borrowing are, bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate.
Adjusted Borrowing Base” means the Borrowing Base minus the aggregate amount of Cash and Cash Equivalents included in the Borrowing Base.
Adjusted Covered Debt Balance” means, on any date, the aggregate Covered Debt Amount on such date minus the aggregate amount of Cash and Cash Equivalents included in the Borrowing Base (excluding any Cash held by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.04(k)).
“Adjusted Daily Simple RFR” means, (i) with respect to any RFR Borrowing denominated in Pounds Sterling, an interest rate per annum equal to the greater of (x) the sum of (A) the Daily Simple RFR for Pounds Sterling, plus (B) the SONIA Adjustment and (y) zero, and (ii) with respect to any RFR Borrowing denominated in Swiss Francs, an interest rate per annum equal to the greater of (x) the sum of (A) Daily Simple RFR for Swiss Francs, plus (B) the SARON Adjustment and (y) zero.
Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate” means, for the Interest Period for any Eurocurrency Borrowing, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/16 of 1%) equal to the greater of (i) (a) the Eurocurrency Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate for such Interest Period and (ii) zero.
Administrative Agent” means ING, in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders hereunder, and its successors in such capacity as provided in Section 8.06.
Administrative Agent’s Account” means, for each Currency, an account in respect of such Currency designated by the Administrative Agent in a notice to the Borrower and the Lenders.


    
Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.
Advance Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
“Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.
Affiliate” means, with respect to a specified Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified. Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, the term “Affiliate” shall not include any Person that constitutes an Investment held by any such Person in the ordinary course of business. For the avoidance of doubt, the term “Affiliate” shall include the Investment Advisor.
Affiliate Agreements” means, collectively, (a) the Investment Advisory Agreement, dated as of August 2, 2018, between the Borrower and Barings and (b) the Administration Agreement, dated as of August 2, 2018, between the Borrower and Barings.
Agent External Value” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.12(b)(iii)(A).
Agency Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.08(c)(v).
Agreed Foreign Currency” means, at any time, any of Canadian Dollars, Euros, Pounds Sterling, AUD, New Zealand Dollars, Swiss Francs, Danish Krone, Norwegian Krone and Swedish Krona and, with the agreement of each Multicurrency Lender, any other Foreign Currency, so long as, in respect of any such specified Foreign Currency or other Foreign Currency, at such time (a) such Foreign Currency is dealt with in the London interbank deposit market or, in the case of Canadian Dollars, AUD, New Zealand Dollars, Danish Krone, Norwegian Krone and Swedish Krona, the relevant local market for obtaining quotations, (b) such Foreign Currency is freely transferable and convertible into Dollars in the London foreign exchange market and (c) no central bank or other governmental authorization in the country of issue of such Foreign Currency (including, in the case of the Euro, any authorization by the European Central Bank) is required to permit use of such Foreign Currency by any Multicurrency Lender for making any Loan hereunder or to permit the Issuing Bank to issue (or to make payment under) any Letter of Credit denominated in such Foreign Currency and/or to permit the Borrower to borrow and repay the principal thereof and to pay the interest thereon (or to repay any LC Disbursement under a Letter of Credit denominated in such Foreign Currency), unless such authorization has been obtained and is in full force and effect.
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Agreement” has the meaning assigned to such term in the preamble of this Agreement.
Alternate Base Rate” means, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the Federal Funds Effective Rate for such day plus 1/2 of 1%, (c) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate plus 1/2 of 1%, (d) the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for deposits in Dollars for a period of three (3) months plus 1% and (e) 1%. Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate, Overnight Bank Funding Rate, or such Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate, Overnight Bank Funding Rate, or such Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate, as the case may be.
Amendment No. 1 Effective Date” means December 3, 2019.
Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules and regulations of any jurisdiction from time to time relating to bribery or corruption.
Applicable Dollar Percentage” means, with respect to any Dollar Lender, the percentage of the total Dollar Commitments represented by such Dollar Lender’s Dollar Commitments. If the Dollar Commitments have terminated or expired, the Applicable Dollar Percentage shall be determined based upon the Dollar Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments pursuant to Section 9.04(b).
Applicable External Value” shall mean with respect to any Unquoted Investment, the most recent Borrower External Unquoted Value determined with respect to such Unquoted Investment; provided, however, if an Agent External Value with respect to such Unquoted Investment is more recent than such Borrower External Unquoted Value, then the term “Applicable External Value” shall mean the most recent Agent External Value obtained with respect to such Unquoted Investment.
Applicable Margin” means a per annum rate determined on a daily basis according to the following pricing grid:
Eurocurrency LoansRFR LoansABR Loans
During any period that the Ratings Condition is not satisfied2.25%2.25%1.25%
During any period that the Ratings Condition is satisfied2.00%2.00%1.00%
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Any change in the Applicable Margin as a result of a change in the Ratings Condition shall be effective as of the effective date of the change in the Borrower’s Credit Rating.
Applicable Multicurrency Percentage” means, with respect to any Multicurrency Lender, the percentage of the total Multicurrency Commitments represented by such Multicurrency Lender’s Multicurrency Commitments. If the Multicurrency Commitments have terminated or expired, the Applicable Multicurrency Percentage shall be determined based upon the Multicurrency Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments pursuant to Section 9.04(b).
Applicable Percentage” means, with respect to any Lender, the percentage of the total Commitments represented by such Lender’s Commitments. If the Commitments have terminated or expired, the Applicable Percentages shall be determined based upon the Commitments most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments pursuant to Section 9.04(b).
Approved Dealer” means (a) in the case of any Eligible Portfolio Investment that is not a U.S. Government Security, a bank or a broker-dealer registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 of nationally recognized standing or an Affiliate thereof, as set forth on Schedule 1.01(a), (b) in the case of a U.S. Government Security, any primary dealer in U.S. Government Securities and (c) in the case of any foreign Portfolio Investment, any foreign broker-dealer of internationally recognized standing or an Affiliate thereof, in the case of each of clauses (a), (b) and (c) above, as set forth on Schedule 1.01(a) or any other bank or broker-dealer acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable determination.
Approved Pricing Service” means (a) a pricing or quotation service as set forth in Schedule 1.01(a) or (b) any other pricing or quotation service (i) approved by the Directing Body of the Borrower, (ii) designated in writing by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent (which designation shall be accompanied by a copy of a resolution of the Directing Body of the Borrower that such pricing or quotation service has been approved by the Borrower), and (iii) acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable determination.
Approved Third-Party Appraiser” means any Independent nationally recognized third-party appraisal firm (a) designated by the Borrower in writing to the Administrative Agent (which designation shall be accompanied by a copy of a resolution of the Directing Body of the Borrower that such firm has been approved by the Borrower for purposes of assisting the Directing Body of the Borrower in making valuations of portfolio assets to determine the Borrower’s compliance with the applicable provisions of the Investment Company Act) and (b) acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion; provided that, if any proposed appraiser requests or requires a non-reliance letter, confidentiality agreement or similar agreement prior to allowing the Administrative Agent to review any written valuation report, such Person shall only be deemed an Approved Third-Party Appraiser if the Administrative Agent and such Approved Third-Party Appraiser shall have entered into such a letter or agreement. Subject to the foregoing, it is understood and agreed that, so long as the same are Independent third-party appraisal firms approved by the Directing Body of the Borrower, Alvarez & Marsal, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Capital, Inc., Duff & Phelps LLC, Murray,
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Devine and Company, Lincoln Partners Advisors, LLC, Stout Risius Ross, LLC and Valuation Research Corporation are acceptable to the Administrative Agent solely to the extent they are not serving as the Independent Valuation Provider.
Asset Sale” means a sale, lease or sub lease (as lessor or sublessor), sale and leaseback, assignment, conveyance, transfer or other disposition to, or any exchange of property with, any Person, in one transaction or a series of transactions, of all or any part of any Obligor’s assets or properties of any kind, whether real, personal, or mixed and whether tangible or intangible, whether now owned or hereafter acquired; provided, however, the term “Asset Sale” as used in this Agreement shall not include the disposition of Portfolio Investments originated by the Borrower and promptly transferred to a Financing Subsidiary pursuant to the terms of Section 6.03(e) or 6.03(i) hereof.
Assignment and Assumption” means an Assignment and Assumption entered into by a Lender and an assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 9.04(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent as provided in Section 9.04 in the form of Exhibit A or any other form reasonably approved by the Administrative Agent.
Assuming Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.07(e)(i).
AUD” and “A$” refers to the lawful currency of The Commonwealth of Australia.
AUD Rate” means for any Loans in AUD, (a) the AUD Screen Rate plus (b) 0.20%.
AUD Screen Rate” means, with respect to any Interest Period, the average bid reference rate administered by the Australian Financial Markets Association (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for AUD bills of exchange with a tenor equal in length to such Interest Period as displayed on page BBSY of the Reuters screen (or, in the event such rate does not appear on such Reuters page, on any successor or substitute on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion) on or about 11:00 a.m. (Sydney, Australia time) on the first day of such Interest Period. If the AUD Screen Rate shall be less than zero, the AUD Screen Rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Availability Period” means the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the earlier of the Revolver Termination Date and the date of termination of the Commitments in accordance with this Agreement.
“Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, (x) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate, any tenor for such Benchmark that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period or (y) otherwise, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark, as applicable, pursuant to this Agreement as of such date.
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Average COF Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.12(a).
Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEAAffected Financial Institution.
Bail-In Legislation” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law, regulation rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule. and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsounds or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).
Bank Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Barings” means Barings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.
Benchmark” means, initially, the LIBOR Screen Rate (or, if applicable, the Interpolated Rate)with respect to (a) Pounds Sterling and Swiss Francs, the Daily Simple RFR for the applicable Currency and (b) any other Currency, the applicable Eurocurrency Rate; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to the then-current Benchmarkreplacement of the Benchmark has occurred pursuant to Section 2.12(d), then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has become effective pursuant to Section 2.11(d)replaced such prior benchmark rate. Any reference to “Benchmark” shall include, as applicable, the published component used in the calculation thereof.
“Benchmark Replacement” means, for any Available Tenor:
(1)    For purposes of clause (i) of Section 2.12(d), the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent; provided that, in the case of any Loan denominated in an Agreed Foreign Currency, “Benchmark Replacement” shall mean the alternative set forth in clause (2) below:
(a)    in the case of any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars, the sum of: (i) Term SOFR and (ii) 0.11448% (11.448 basis points) for an Available Tenor of one-month’s duration, 0.26161% (26.161 basis points) for an Available Tenor of three-months’ duration, and 0.42826% (42.826 basis points) for an Available Tenor of six-months’ duration; and
(b)    in the case of any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars, the sum of: (i) Daily Simple SOFR and (ii) 0.11448% (11.448 basis points).
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Benchmark Replacement” means(2)     For purposes of clause (ii) of Section 2.12(d), the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate (which may include Term SOFR) and (b) a spread adjustment (which may be a positive or negative value or zero), in each case, that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower as the replacement for such Available Tenor of such Benchmark giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest as a replacement to the existing Benchmark , including any applicable recommendations made by the Relevant Governmental Body, for syndicated credit facilities and (b) the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; denominated in the applicable Currency at such time;
provided that, if the Benchmark Replacement as so determined pursuant to clause (1) or (2) above would be less than zerothe Floor, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be zerothe Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of any then existing Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for each applicable Interest Period, the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of the applicable Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of the applicable Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for syndicated credit facilities at such time.
Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement or the Daily Simple RFR, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “ABR”, the definition of “Business Day”, the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, the applicability and length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, the formula for calculating any successor rates identified pursuant to the definition of “Daily Simple RFR” and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent decides (in consultation with the Borrower) decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement or Daily Simple RFR and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of thesuch Benchmark Replacement or Daily Simple RFR exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent
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decides (in consultation with the Borrower) is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).
Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earlier to occur of the following events with respect to the applicable Benchmark:
(1) in the case of clauses (1) or (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event”, the later of (a) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (b) the date on which the administrator of the applicable Benchmark permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide the applicable Benchmark; or
(2) in the case of clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event”, the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein.
Benchmark Transition Event” means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the applicable Benchmark:
(1) a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of the applicable Benchmark announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide the applicable Benchmark, permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide the applicable Benchmark;
(2) “Benchmark Transition Event” means, with respect to any then-current Benchmark other than the LIBOR Screen Rate for any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars, the occurrence of a public statement or publication of information by the or on behalf of the administrator of the then-current Benchmark, the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the applicablesuch Benchmark, the U.S. Federal Reserve SystemBoard, the NYFRB, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for the applicablesuch Benchmark, a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for the applicablesuch Benchmark or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for the applicable Bencmark, which states that thesuch Benchmark, announcing or stating that (a) such administrator of the applicable Benchmark has ceased or will cease on a specified date to provide the applicableall Available Tenors of such Benchmark, permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to administrator that will continue to provide the applicable Benchmark; orprovide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark or (b) all Available Tenors of such Benchmark are or will no longer be representative of the underlying market and economic reality that such Benchmark is intended to measure and that representativeness will not be restored.
(3) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the applicable Benchmark announcing that the applicable Benchmark is no longer representative.
Benchmark Transition Start Date” means (a) in the case of a Benchmark Transition Event, the earlier of (i) the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and (ii) if such Benchmark Transition Event is a public statement or publication of information of a prospective
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event, the 90th day prior to the expected date of such event as of such public statement or publication of information (or if the expected date of such prospective event is fewer than 90 days after such statement or publication, the date of such statement or publication) and (b) in the case of an Early Opt-in Election, the date specified by the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, as applicable, by notice to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent (in the case of such notice by the Required Lender) and the Lenders.
Benchmark Unavailability Period” means, if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to the applicable Benchmark and solely to the extent that the applicable Benchmark has not been replaced with a Benchmark Replacement, the period (x) beginning at the time such Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the applicable Benchmark for all purposes in accordance with Section 2.12(d) and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then existing Benchmark for all purposes hereunder pursuant to Section 2.12(d).
Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding a beneficial ownership required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R § 1010.230.
Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.
Board” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.
Board of Directors” means, with respect to any person, (a) in the case of any corporation, the board of directors of such person, (b) in the case of any limited liability company, the board of managers (or the equivalent) of such person, or if there is none, the Board of Directors of the managing member of such Person, (c) in the case of any partnership, the Board of Directors (or the equivalent) of the general partner of such person and (d) in any other case, the functional equivalent of the foregoing.
Borrower” has the meaning assigned to such term in the preamble to this Agreement.
Borrower External Unquoted Value” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.12(b)(ii)(B)(y).
Borrowing” means (a) all ABR Loans of the same Class made, converted or continued on the same date, (b) all RFR Loans of the same Class denominated in the same
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Currency and/or (bc) all Eurocurrency Loans of the same Class denominated in the same Currency that have the same Interest Period.
Borrowing Base” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Borrowing Base Certificate” means a certificate of a Financial Officer of the Borrower, substantially in the form of Exhibit B and appropriately completed.
Borrowing Base Deficiency” means, at any date on which the same is determined, the amount, if any, that the aggregate Covered Debt Amount as of such date exceeds the Borrowing Base as of such date.
Borrowing Request” means a request by the Borrower for a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.03, substantially in the form of Exhibit D hereto or such other form as is reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
Broadly Syndicated Loan” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Business Day” means any day (a) that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City are authorized or required by law to remain closed, (b) when used in connection with a Eurocurrency Loan for a LIBOR Quoted Currency or in Euros, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in deposits in such LIBOR Quoted Currency or in Euros; and in addition, with respect to any date for the payment or purchase of, or the fixing of an interest rate in relation to, any Non-LIBOR Quoted Currency, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for general business in the Principal Financial Center of the country of such Non-LIBOR Quoted Currency and, if the Borrowings or LC Disbursements which are the subject of such a borrowing, drawing, payment, reimbursement or rate selection are denominated in Euros, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which the TARGET2 payment system is not open for the settlement of payment in Euros., and (c) when used in relation to RFR Loans or any interest rate settings, fundings, disbursements, settlements or payments of any such RFR Loan, or any other dealings in the applicable Currency of such RFR Loan, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day that is not an RFR Business Day.
Calculation Amount” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.12(b)(iii)(B).
Canadian Dollar” means the lawful money of Canada.
Canadian Prime Rate” means, on any day, the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the higher of (i) the rate equal to the PRIMCAN index rate that appears on the Bloomberg screen at 10:15 a.m. Toronto time on such day (or, in the event that the PRIMCAN index is not published by Bloomberg, any other information service that publishes such index from time to time, as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion) and (ii) the CDOR Rate for one month, plus 1% per annum. Any change in the Canadian Prime Rate due to a change in the PRIMCAN index or the CDOR Rate shall be
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effective from and including the effective date of such change in the PRIMCAN Index or the CDOR Rate, respectively.
Capital Lease Obligations” of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as capital leases or finance leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.
Cash” means any immediately available funds in Dollars or in any currency other than Dollars (measured in terms of the Dollar Equivalent thereof) which is a freely convertible currency.
Cash Collateralize” means, with respect to a Letter of Credit, the pledge and deposit of immediately available funds (or, if the Issuing Bank shall agree in its sole discretion, other credit support) in the Currency of the Letter of Credit under which such LC Exposure arises into a cash collateral account (the “Letter of Credit Collateral Account”) maintained with (or on behalf of) the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to one hundred and two percent (102%) of the face amount of such Letter of Credit (or such other amount as may be specified in any applicable provision hereof) as collateral pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank. “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.
Cash Equivalents” means investments (other than Cash) that are one or more of the following obligations:
(a)    Short-Term U.S. Government Securities;
(b)    investments in commercial paper maturing within 180 days from the date of acquisition thereof and having, at such date of acquisition, a credit rating of at least A-1 from S&P and at least P-1 from Moody’s;
(c)    investments in certificates of deposit, banker’s acceptances and time deposits maturing within 180 days from the date of acquisition thereof (i) issued or guaranteed by or placed with, and money market deposit accounts issued or offered by, any domestic office of any commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States of America or any State thereof or under the laws of a Permitted Foreign Jurisdiction; provided that such certificates of deposit, banker’s acceptances and time deposits are held in a securities account (as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code) through which the Collateral Agent can perfect a security interest therein and (ii) having, at such date of acquisition, a credit rating of at least A-1 from S&P and at least P-1 from Moody’s;
(d)    fully collateralized repurchase agreements with a term of not more than 30 days from the date of acquisition thereof for U.S. Government Securities and
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entered into with (i) a financial institution satisfying the criteria described in clause (c) of this definition or (ii) an Approved Dealer having (or being a member of a consolidated group having) at such date of acquisition, a credit rating of at least A-1 from S&P and at least P-1 from Moody’s;
(e)    certificates of deposit or bankers’ acceptances with a maturity of ninety (90) days or less of any financial institution that is a member of the Federal Reserve System having combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $1,000,000,000; and
(f)    investments in money market funds and mutual funds, which invest substantially all of their assets in Cash or assets of the types described in clauses (a) through (e) above;
provided, that (i) in no event shall Cash Equivalents include any obligation that provides for the payment of interest alone (for example, interest-only securities or “IOs”); (ii) if any of Moody’s or S&P changes its rating system, then any ratings included in this definition shall be deemed to be an equivalent rating in a successor rating category of Moody’s or S&P, as the case may be; (iii) Cash Equivalents (other than U.S. Government Securities, certificates of deposit or repurchase agreements) shall not include any such investment representing more than 25% of total assets of the Obligors in any single issuer; and (iv) in no event shall Cash Equivalents include any obligation that is not denominated in Dollars or in an Agreed Foreign Currency.
CDOR Rate” means, on any day and for any period, an annual rate of interest equal to the average rate applicable to Canadian Dollar bankers’ acceptances for the applicable period that appears on the Reuters Screen CDOR Page (or, in the event such rate does not appear on such page or screen, on any successor or substitute page or screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate from time to time, as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion), rounded to the nearest 1/100th of 1% (with .005% being rounded up), at approximately 10:15 a.m. Toronto time on such day, or if such day is not a Business Day, then on the immediately preceding Business Day (the “CDOR Screen Rate”); provided that if such CDOR Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
CDOR Screen Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “CDOR Rate”.
CFC” means a Subsidiary that is a “controlled foreign corporation” directly or indirectly owned by an Obligor within the meaning of Section 957 of the Code.
Change in Control” means (a) the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the date hereof) other than the Investment Advisor of shares representing more than 35% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding capital stock of the Borrower, (b) the occupation of a majority of the seats (other than vacant seats) on the Board of Directors of the
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Borrower by Persons who were not (A) members of the Board of Directors of the Borrower as of the later of (x) the Effective Date and (y) the corresponding date of the previous year, (B) approved, selected or nominated to become members of the Board of Directors of the Borrower by the Board of Directors of the Borrower of which a majority consisted of individuals described in clause (A), or (C) approved, selected or nominated to become members of the Board of Directors of the Borrower by the Board of Directors of the Borrower of which a majority consisted of individuals described in clause (A) and individuals described in clause (B) or (c) the acquisition of direct or indirect Control of the Borrower by any Person or group other than the Investment Advisor.
Change in Law” means (a) the adoption of any law, rule or regulation or treaty after the Effective Date, (b) any change in any law, rule or regulation or treaty or in the interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority after the Effective Date or (c) compliance by any Lender or the Issuing Bank (or, for purposes of Section 2.13(b) or Section 2.18(a), by such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, or by any lending office of such Lender) with any request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any Governmental Authority made or issued after the Effective Date; provided that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (I) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives in connection therewith and (II) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank For International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law” regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued, promulgated or implemented.
CIBOR Rate” means, in the case of any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in DKK, with respect to any Interest Period, a rate per annum equal to the Copenhagen Interbank Offered Rate administered by the Finance Denmark (or any other person that takes over administration of that rate) for deposits in DKK with a term equivalent to such Interest Period as displayed on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion (the “CIBOR Screen Rate”) as of 11:00 a.m. Copenhagen, Denmark time two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period. If the CIBOR Rate shall be less than zero, the CIBOR Rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this agreement.
Class”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans constituting such Borrowing, are Dollar Loans or Multicurrency Loans; when used in reference to any Lender, refers to whether such Lender is a Dollar Lender or a Multicurrency Lender; and when used in reference to any Commitment, refers to whether such Commitment is a Dollar Commitment or a Multicurrency Commitment.
Code” means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.
COF Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.12(a).
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Collateral” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Guarantee and Security Agreement.
Collateral Agent” means ING in its capacity as Collateral Agent under the Guarantee and Security Agreement, and includes any successor Collateral Agent thereunder.
Commitment” means, collectively, the Dollar Commitments and the Multicurrency Commitments.
Commitment Increase” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.07(e)(i).
Commitment Increase Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.07(e)(i).
Consolidated Asset Coverage Ratio” means, on a consolidated basis for Borrower and its Subsidiaries, the ratio which the value of total assets, less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by Senior Securities, bears to the aggregate amount of Senior Securities representing indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (all as determined pursuant to the Investment Company Act and any orders of the SEC issued to the Borrower thereunder). For clarity, the calculation of the Consolidated Asset Coverage Ratio shall be made in accordance with any exemptive order issued by the SEC under Section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act relating to the exclusion of any Indebtedness of any SBIC Subsidiary from the definition of Senior Securities only so long as (a) such order is in effect, (b) no obligations have become due and owing pursuant to the terms of any Permitted SBIC Guarantee and (c) such Indebtedness is owed to the SBA.
Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.
Control Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.08(c)(ii).
Control Agreement” means that certain Control Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, by and among the Borrower, Energy Hardware Holdings, Inc., the Collateral Agent and the Custodian.
Covenant-Lite Loan” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Covered Debt Amount” means, on any date, the sum of (x) all of the Credit Exposures of all Lenders on such date, plus (y) the aggregate principal amount (including any increase in the aggregate principal amount resulting from payable-in-kind interest) of Other Covered Indebtedness outstanding on such date minus (z) LC Exposure that has been Cash Collateralized or LC Exposure that has been backstopped in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. For the avoidance of doubt, for purposes of calculating the Covered
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Debt Amount, any convertible securities included in the Covered Debt Amount will be included at the then outstanding principal balance thereof.
Covered Taxes” means (i) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower under any Loan Document and (ii) to the extent not otherwise described in clause (i), Other Taxes.
Credit Default Swap” means any credit default swap entered into as a means to hedge the default risk of bonds, notes, loans, debentures or securities of the Borrower or any Obligor.
Credit Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum of the outstanding principal amount of such Lender’s Dollar Credit Exposure and Multicurrency Credit Exposure at such time (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Loans and LC Exposure surviving after the Revolver Termination Date).
Credit Rating” means the rating assigned by a Rating Agency to the senior unsecured long term indebtedness of a Person.
Currency” means Dollars or any Foreign Currency.
Custodian” means State Street Bank and Trust Company, or any other financial institution mutually agreeable to the Collateral Agent and the Borrower, as custodian holding documentation for Portfolio Investments, and accounts of the Obligors holding Portfolio Investments, on behalf of the Obligors and, pursuant to the Control Agreement, the Collateral Agent. The term “Custodian” includes any agent or sub-custodian acting on behalf of the Custodian pursuant to the terms of the Custodian Agreement.
Custodian Account” means an account subject to a Custodian Agreement.
Custodian Agreement” means (i) that certain Control Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, entered into by and between the Borrower and the Custodian and (ii) such other control agreements as may be entered into by and among an Obligor, the Collateral Agent and a Custodian, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.
“Daily Simple RFR” means, for any day (an “RFR Rate Day”), an interest rate per annum equal to, for any RFR Loan denominated in (a) Pounds Sterling, SONIA for the day that is five (5) RFR Business Days prior to (x) if such RFR Rate Day is an RFR Business Day, such RFR Rate Day, or (y) if such RFR Rate Day is not an RFR Business Day, the RFR Business Day immediately preceding such RFR Rate Day, and (b) Swiss Francs, SARON for the day that is five (5) RFR Business Days prior to (x) if such RFR Rate Day is an RFR Business Day, such RFR Rate Day, or (y) if such RFR Rate Day is not an RFR Business Day, the RFR Business Day immediately preceding such RFR Rate Day. Any change in Daily Simple RFR due to a change in the applicable RFR shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the RFR without notice to the Borrower.
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“Daily Simple SOFR” means, for any day, SOFR, with the conventions for this rate (which will include a lookback) being established by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the conventions for this rate recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for determining “Daily Simple SOFR” for syndicated business loans; provided, that if the Administrative Agent decides that any such convention is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then the Administrative Agent may establish another convention in its reasonable discretion.
Danish Krone” or (“DKK”) is the lawful currency of Denmark.
Default” means any event or condition which constitutes an Event of Default or which upon notice, lapse of time or both would, unless cured or waived, become an Event of Default.
Defaulted Obligation” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that has, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent, (a) failed to fund any portion of its Loans or participations in Letters of Credit within two (2) Business Days of the date required to be funded by it hereunder, unless, in the case of any Loans, such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing that such Lender’s failure is based on such Lender’s reasonable determination that the conditions precedent to funding such Loan under this Agreement have not been met, such conditions have not otherwise been waived in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and such Lender has advised the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing (with reasonable detail of those conditions that have not been satisfied) prior to the time at which such funding was to have been made, (b) notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any other Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement or has made a public statement that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations under this Agreement (unless such writing or public statement states that such position is based on such Lender’s reasonable determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (which conditions precedent, together with the applicable default, if any, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) failed, within three (3) Business Days after request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it will comply with the terms of this Agreement relating to its obligations to fund prospective Loans or participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower), (d) otherwise failed to pay over to the Administrative Agent or any other Lender any other amount (other than a de minimis amount) required to be paid by it hereunder within two (2) Business Days of the date when due, unless the subject of a good faith dispute, or (e) other than via an Undisclosed Administration, either (i) has been adjudicated as, or determined by any Governmental Authority having regulatory authority over such Person or its assets to be, insolvent or has a parent company that has been adjudicated as, or determined by any Governmental Authority having regulatory authority over such Person or its assets to be, insolvent, (ii) become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar
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Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or custodian, appointed for it, or has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment or has a parent company that has become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or custodian appointed for it, or has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action (unless in the case of any Lender referred to in this clause (e), the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank shall be satisfied in the exercise of their respective reasonable discretion that such Lender intends, and has all approvals required to enable it, to continue to perform its obligations as a Lender hereunder); provided that a Lender shall not qualify as a Defaulting Lender solely as a result of the acquisition or maintenance of an ownership interest in such Lender or its parent company, or of the exercise of control over such Lender or any Person controlling such Lender, by a Governmental Authority or instrumentality thereof, or solely as a result of an Undisclosed Administration, so long as such ownership interest or Undisclosed Administration does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender.
DIP Loan” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Directing Body” means the Borrower’s Board of Directors (or appropriate committee thereof with the necessary delegated authority).
Disqualified Equity Interests” means Equity Interests of the Borrower that after issuance are subject to any agreement between the holder of such Equity Interests and the Borrower whereby the Borrower is required to purchase, redeem, retire, acquire, cancel or terminate such Equity Interests, other than (x) as a result of a change of control, or (y) in connection with any purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination with, or in exchange for, shares of Equity Interests that are not Disqualified Equity Interests.
Disqualified Lenders” means (i) any Person identified by name on the “Disqualified Lender” list provided by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent on or before the Effective Date as a direct competitor of the Borrower, (ii) any Person identified by name by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent as a direct competitor from time to time after the Effective Date that is approved by the Administrative Agent (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and (iii) any Affiliates of any such Person identified above that are either identified in writing to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower from time to time or readily identifiable solely based on similarity of such Affiliate’s name; provided that no update of the list of Disqualified Lenders shall apply retroactively to disqualify any parties that have previously acquired an assignment or participation interest in the Loan or Commitments (or any Person that, prior to such identification, has entered into a bona fide and binding trade for either of the foregoing and has not yet acquired such assignment or participation) pursuant to the terms hereof; provided, further that any designation of a Person as a Disqualified Lender shall
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not be effective until the Business Day after written notice thereof is received by the Administrative Agent.
Documentation Agents” means Bank of Montreal and Fifth Third.
Dollar Commitment” means, with respect to each Dollar Lender, the commitment of such Dollar Lender to make Loans denominated in Dollars hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate amount of such Lenders’ Dollar Credit Exposure permitted hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to Section 2.07 or reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.09 or as otherwise provided in this Agreement and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04. The aggregate amount of each Lender’s Dollar Commitment as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date is set forth on Schedule 1.01(b) or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Commitment, as applicable. The aggregate amount of the Lenders’ Dollar Commitments as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date is $300,000,000.
Dollar Credit Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum of the outstanding principal amount of such Lender’s Loans at such time made or incurred under such Lender’s Dollar Commitments.
Dollar Equivalent” means, for any amount, at the time of determination thereof, (a) if such amount is expressed in Dollars, such amount, (b) if such amount is expressed in an Agreed Foreign Currency, the equivalent of such amount in Dollars determined by using the rate of exchange for the purchase of dollars with the Agreed Foreign Currency in the London foreign exchange market at or about 11:00 a.m. London time (or New York time, as applicable) on a particular day as displayed by ICE Data Services as the “ask price”, or as displayed on such other information service which publishes that rate of exchange from time to time in place of ICE Data Services (or if such service ceases to be available, the equivalent of such amount in dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent using any method of determination it deems reasonably appropriate in its sole discretion) and (c) if such amount is denominated in any other currency, the equivalent of such amount in Dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent using any method of determination it deems reasonably appropriate in its sole discretion.
Dollar Lender” means the Persons listed on Schedule 1.01(b) as having Dollar Commitments and any other Person that shall have become a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption that provides for it to assume Dollar Commitments or to acquire Dollar Credit Exposure, other than any such Person that ceases to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption or otherwise in accordance with the terms hereof.
Dollar Loan” means a Loan denominated in Dollars made by a Dollar Lender.
Dollars” or “$” refers to lawful money of the United States of America.
“Early Opt-in Effective Date” means, with respect to any Early Opt-In Election, the sixth (6th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by 5:00 p.m. (New York City
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time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, written notice of objection to such Early Opt-in Election from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders.
Early Opt-in Election” means, (a) in the case of a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in Dollars, the occurrence of:
(1)     a notification by the Administrative Agent to (or the request by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent to notify) each of the other parties hereto that at least five currently outstanding Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time contain (as a result of amendment or as originally executed) a SOFR-based rate (including SOFR, a term SOFR or any other rate based upon SOFR) as a benchmark rate (and such syndicated credit facilities are identified in such notice and are publicly available for review), and
(2)    the joint election by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower to trigger a fallback from the LIBOR Screen Rate and the provision by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Lenders; and
(b) in the case of a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in any Agreed Foreign Currency, the occurrence of:
(1) (i)    a determination by the Administrative Agent or, (ii) a notification by the Required Multicurrency Lenders to the Administrative Agent (with a copy to the Borrower) that the Required Multicurrency Lenders have determined thator (iii) a request by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent to notify each of the other parties hereto that the Borrower has determined that at least five currently outstanding syndicated credit facilities denominated in the applicable Agreed Foreign Currency being executed at such time (as a result of amendment or as originally executed), or that include language similar to that contained in Section 2.12(d) are being executed or amended, as applicable, to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to the replace the applicable Benchmark, and
(2)    (i) the joint election by the Administrative Agent or (ii) the election by the Required Lenders to declare that an Early Opt-in Election has occurredand the Borrower and the provision, as applicable, by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Borrower and the Lenders or (ii) the joint election by the Required Lenders Multicurrency Lenders and the Borrower to trigger a fallback from the then-current Benchmark and the provision, if applicable, by the Required Multicurrency Lenders and the Borrower of written notice of such election to the Administrative Agent.
EBITDA” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established
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in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Effective Date” means the date on which the conditions specified in Section 4.01 are satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02).
Eligible Liens” means any right of offset, banker’s lien, security interest or other like rights against the Portfolio Investments held by the Custodian pursuant to or in connection with its rights and obligations relating to the Custodian Account, provided that such rights are subordinated, pursuant to the terms of the Control Agreement, to the first priority perfected security interest in the Collateral created in favor of the Collateral Agent, except to the extent expressly provided therein.
Eligible Portfolio Investment” means any Portfolio Investment held by any Obligor (and solely for purposes of determining the Borrowing Base, Cash (other than Cash Collateral) and Cash Equivalents held by any Obligor) that, in each case, meets all of the criteria set forth on Schedule 1.01(c) hereto; provided, that no Portfolio Investment, Cash or Cash Equivalent shall constitute an Eligible Portfolio Investment or be included in the Borrowing Base if the Collateral Agent does not at all times maintain a first priority, perfected Lien (subject to no other Liens other than Eligible Liens) on such Portfolio Investment, Cash or Cash Equivalent or if such Portfolio Investment, Cash or Cash Equivalent has not been or does not at all times continue to be Delivered (as defined in the Guarantee and Security Agreement). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it is understood and agreed that any Portfolio Investments that have been contributed or sold, purported to be contributed or sold or otherwise transferred to any Financing Subsidiary, Immaterial Subsidiary, CFC, Transparent Subsidiary or any other Person that is not a Subsidiary Guarantor, or held by any Financing Subsidiary, Immaterial Subsidiary, CFC, Transparent Subsidiary or any other Person that is not a Subsidiary Guarantor shall not be treated as Eligible Portfolio Investments until distributed, sold or otherwise transferred to any Obligor free and clear of all Liens (other than Eligible Liens). Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall limit the provisions of Section 5.12(b)(i), which provide that, for purposes of this Agreement, all determinations of whether an Investment is to be included as an Eligible Portfolio Investment shall be determined on a Settlement-Date Basis, provided that no such Investment shall be included as an Eligible Portfolio Investment to the extent it has not been paid for in full.
Equity Interests” means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests in a Person, and any warrants, options or other rights entitling the holder thereof to purchase or acquire any such equity interest. As used in this Agreement, “Equity
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Interests” shall not include convertible debt unless and until such debt has been converted to capital stock.
Equity Repurchase Program” means that certain “at-the-market” equity repurchase program as approved by the Board of Directors of the Borrower from time to time.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time.
ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with the Borrower, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code, or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(m) or (o) of the Code.
ERISA Event” means (a) any “reportable event,” as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA, with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived); (b) with respect to any Plan, the failure to satisfy the minimum funding standards set forth in Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, whether or not waived; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) the incurrence by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan (other than premiums due and not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA); (e) the receipt by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan under Section 4041(c) or Section 4042 of ERISA; (f) the incurrence by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of Withdrawal Liability; (g) the occurrence of any non-exempt prohibited transaction within the meaning of Section 4975 of the Code or Section 406 of ERISA with respect to any Plan which would result in liability to a Lender; (h) the failure to make any required contribution to a Multiemployer Plan or to any Plan that would result in the imposition of a lien or other encumbrance or the provision of security under Section 412 or 430 of the Code or Section 302, 303 or 4068 of ERISA; or (i) the receipt by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice concerning a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is insolvent as defined in Title IV of ERISA.
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.
EURIBOR Screen Rate” means, for any Interest Period, in the case of any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Euros, the European Interbank Offered Rate administered by the European Money Markets Institute (or any other entity which takes over the administration of that rate, or any such benchmark that would replace such rate) for the relevant period and displayed on Page EURIBOR01 of the Reuters Screen or, in the event that such rate does not appear on such Reuters page, on any successor or substitute page on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion (the “EURIBOR Screen Rate”); provided that, if the EURIBOR Screen Rate so
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determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Euro” refers to the lawful money of the Participating Member States.
Eurocurrency”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan is, or the Loans constituting such Borrowing are, denominated in Dollars or an Agreed Foreign Currency and bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate. For clarity, a Loan or Borrowing bearing interest by reference to clause (d) of the definition of the Alternate Base Rate shall not be a Eurocurrency Loan or Eurocurrency Borrowing.
Eurocurrency Rate” means, with respect to (A) any Eurocurrency Borrowing in any LIBOR Quoted Currency for any applicable Interest Period, the LIBOR Screen Rate as of the Specified Time on the Quotation Day for such LIBOR Quoted Currency and Interest Period and (B) any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Euros for any applicable Interest Period, the EURIBOR Screen Rate as of the Specified Time on the Quotation Day for such Interest Period and (C) any Eurocurrency Borrowing in any Non-LIBOR Quoted Currency (other than Euros) and for any applicable Interest Period, the applicable Local Rate as of the Specified Time and on the Quotation Day for such Non-LIBOR Quoted Currency and Interest Period. If the applicable Screen Rate shall not be available for such Interest Period at the applicable time (the “Impacted Interest Period”), then the Eurocurrency Rate for such Interest Period for such Eurocurrency Borrowing shall be the Interpolated Rate at such time, subject to Section 2.12; provided, that if the applicable Screen Rate shall not be available with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing for any other reason, then the rate determined in accordance with Section 2.12 shall be the Eurocurrency Rate for such Eurocurrency Borrowing; provided, further that, if the Eurocurrency Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Event of Default” has the meaning assigned to such term in Article VII.
Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time.
Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank, (a) Taxes imposed on (or measured by) its net income (however denominated) or franchise Taxes, in each case, imposed (i) by the jurisdiction (or any political subdivision thereof) under the laws of which such recipient is organized or in which its principal office is located or, in the case of any Lender, in which its applicable lending office is located, or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) any branch profits Taxes imposed by the United States of America or any similar Tax imposed by any other jurisdiction in which the Borrower is located, (c) in the case of a Lender (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by the Borrower under Section 2.18(b)), any U.S. federal withholding Tax that is imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender pursuant to a law in effect at the time such Lender becomes a party to this Agreement (or designates a new lending office), except to the extent that such Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, at the time of designation of a new lending office (or assignment), to receive
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additional amounts from the Borrower with respect to such withholding Tax pursuant to Section 2.15(a), (d) Taxes attributable to such recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.15(f), and (e) any withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.
External Quoted Value” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.12(b)(ii)(A).
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the Effective Date (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code, any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code, and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules, or official practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code.
“FCA” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.07.
Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the weighted average (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100 of 1%) of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System, as published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or, if such rate is not so published for any day that is a Business Day, the average (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100 of 1%) of the quotations for such day for such transactions received by the Administrative Agent from three Federal funds brokers of recognized standing selected by it; provided, that if the Federal Funds Effective Rate is less than zero, such rate shall be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website” means the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.
Financial Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, chief legal officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer, controller or chief compliance officer of the Borrower, in each case, whom has been authorized by the Board of Directors of the Borrower to execute the applicable document or certificate.
Financing Subsidiary” means (i) any Structured Subsidiary or (ii) any SBIC Subsidiary.
First Lien Bank Loan” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Fitch” means Fitch Ratings, Inc. or any successor thereto.
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“Floor” means the benchmark rate floor, if any, provided in this Agreement initially (as of the execution of this Agreement, the modification, amendment or renewal of this Agreement or otherwise) with respect to the Eurocurrency Rate.
Foreign Currency” means at any time any currency other than Dollars.
Foreign Currency Equivalent” means, at any time, with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars the equivalent amount thereof in the applicable Foreign Currency as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank, as the case may be, at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (determined in respect of the most recent Revaluation Date) for the purchase of such Foreign Currency with Dollars.
Foreign Lender” means any Lender or Issuing Bank that is not a U.S. Person.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.
Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States of America, or of any other nation, or any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national body exercising such powers or functions, such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).
Guarantee” of or by any Person (the “guarantor”) means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof, (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (d) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or obligation; provided, that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business or customary indemnification agreements entered into in the ordinary course of business in connection with obligations that do not constitute Indebtedness. The amount of any Guarantee at any time shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the maximum stated or determinable amount of the primary obligation in respect of which such Guarantee is incurred, unless the terms of such Guarantee expressly provide that the maximum amount for which such Person may be liable thereunder is a lesser amount (in which case the amount of such Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to such lesser amount).
Guarantee and Security Agreement” means that certain Guarantee, Pledge and Security Agreement, dated as of the Effective Date, among the Borrower, the Subsidiary
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Guarantors, the Administrative Agent, each holder (or a representative, agent or trustee therefor) from time to time of any Secured Longer-Term Indebtedness, and the Collateral Agent.
Guarantee Assumption Agreement” means a Guarantee Assumption Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit B to the Guarantee and Security Agreement (or such other form that is reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent) between the Collateral Agent and an entity that pursuant to Section 5.08 is required to become a “Subsidiary Guarantor” under the Guarantee and Security Agreement (with such changes as the Administrative Agent shall request consistent with the requirements of Section 5.08, or to which the Collateral Agent shall otherwise consent).
Hedging Agreement” means any interest rate protection agreement, Credit Default Swap, foreign currency exchange protection agreement, commodity price protection agreement or other credit, interest or currency exchange rate or commodity price hedging arrangement.
High Yield Securities” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
“IBA” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.07.
Immaterial Subsidiaries” means those Subsidiaries of the Borrower that are designated as “Immaterial Subsidiaries” by the Borrower from time to time (it being understood that the Borrower may at any time change any such designation); provided that such designated Immaterial Subsidiaries shall collectively meet all of the following criteria as of the date of (x) the designation of each such Immaterial Subsidiary and (y) the most recent balance sheet required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.01 (and the Borrower shall in each case deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer to such effect setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating such compliance): (a) such Subsidiaries and their Subsidiaries do not hold any Eligible Portfolio Investment included in the Borrowing Base, (b) the aggregate assets of all such Subsidiaries and their Subsidiaries (on a consolidated basis) as of such date do not exceed an amount equal to 3% of the consolidated assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of such date; and (c) the aggregate revenues of all such Subsidiaries and their Subsidiaries (on a consolidated basis) for the fiscal quarter ending on such date do not exceed an amount equal to 3% of the consolidated revenues of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Immaterial Subsidiary that is later designated as a Subsidiary Guarantor may be an Immaterial Subsidiary.
Impacted Interest Period” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Eurocurrency Rate”.
Increasing Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.07(e)(i).
Indebtedness” of any Person means, without duplication, (a) (i) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money or (ii) with respect to deposits, loans or advances of any kind that are required to be accounted for under GAAP as a liability on the financial statements of an Obligor (other than deposits received in connection with a Portfolio Investment in the ordinary course of the Obligor’s business (including, but not limited to, any deposits or advances in
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connection with expense reimbursement, prepaid agency fees, other fees, indemnification, work fees, tax distributions or purchase price adjustments)), (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar debt instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person, (d) all obligations of such Person in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable and accrued expenses in the ordinary course of business not past due for more than 90 days after the date on which such trade account payable was due or that are being contested in good faith), (e) all Indebtedness of others secured by any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed (with the value of such debt being the lower of the outstanding amount of such debt and the fair market value of the property subject to such Lien), (f) all Guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others, (g) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (h) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person as an account party in respect of letters of credit and letters of guaranty, (i) the net amount such Person would be obligated for under any Hedging Agreement if such Hedging Agreement was terminated at the time of determination, (j) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, with respect to Disqualified Equity Interests, and (k) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of bankers’ acceptances. The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any other entity (including any partnership in which such Person is a general partner) to the extent such Person is liable therefor as a result of such Person’s ownership interest in or other relationship with such entity, except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness provide that such Person is not liable therefor (or such Person is not otherwise liable for such Indebtedness). Notwithstanding the foregoing, “Indebtedness” shall not include (x) purchase price holdbacks arising in the ordinary course of business in respect of a portion of the purchase price of an asset or Investment to satisfy unperformed obligations of the seller of such asset or Investment, (y) a commitment arising in the ordinary course of business to make a future Portfolio Investment or fund the delayed draw or unfunded portion of any existing Portfolio Investment or (z) indebtedness of an Obligor on account of the sale by an Obligor of the first out tranche of any First Lien Bank Loan that arises solely as an accounting matter under ASC 860, provided that such indebtedness (i) is non-recourse to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and (ii) would not represent a claim against the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in a bankruptcy, insolvency or liquidation proceeding of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries, in each case in excess of the amount sold or purportedly sold.
Independent” when used with respect to any specified Person means that Person (a) does not have any direct financial interest (other than ownership of a de minimis amount of the Equity Interests of such Person) or any material indirect financial interest in the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates (including its investment advisor or any Affiliate thereof) and (b) is not an officer, employee, promoter, underwriter, trustee, partner, director or Person performing similar functions of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates (including its investment advisor or any Affiliate thereof).
Independent Valuation Provider” means any of Alvarez & Marsal, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Capital, Inc., Duff & Phelps LLC, Murray, Devine and Company, Lincoln Partners Advisors, LLC, Stout Risius Ross, LLC and Valuation Research Corporation
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and Stout, or any other Independent nationally recognized third-party appraisal firm selected by the Administrative Agent, and reasonably acceptable to the Borrower.
Industry Classification Group” means (a) any of the Moody’s classification groups set forth on Schedule 1.01(d) hereto, together with any classification groups that may be subsequently established by Moody’s and provided by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent and (b) any additional industry group classifications established by the Borrower pursuant to Section 5.12.
ING” means ING Capital LLC.
Interest Election Request” means a request by the Borrower to convert or continue a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.06 substantially in the form of Exhibit E or such other form that is reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
Interest Payment Date” means (a) with respect to any ABR Loan, each Quarterly Date and, (b) with respect to any Eurocurrency Loan, the last day of each Interest Period therefor and, in the case of any Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day prior to the last day of such Interest Period that occurs at three-month intervals after the first day of such Interest Period. and (c) with respect to any RFR Loan, each date that is on the numerically corresponding day in each calendar month that is one month after the Borrowing of such Loan (or, if there is no such numerically corresponding day in such month, then the last day of such month).
Interest Period” means, for any Eurocurrency Loan or Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Loan or Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, two, three or six months thereafter or, with respect to such portion of any Loan or Borrowing that is scheduled to be repaid on the Maturity Date, a period of less than one month’s duration commencing on the date of such Loan or Borrowing and ending on the Maturity Date, as specified in the applicable Borrowing Request or Interest Election Request; provided, that (a) if any Interest Period would end on a day other than a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such next succeeding Business Day would fall in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day, and (b) any Interest Period (other than an Interest Period that ends on the Maturity Date that is permitted to be of less than one month’s duration as provided in this definition) that commences on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the last calendar month of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period. For purposes hereof, the date of a Loan initially shall be the date on which such Loan is made and thereafter shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Loan, and the date of a Borrowing comprising Loans that have been converted or continued shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Loans.
Internal Value” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.12(b)(ii)(C).
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Interpolated Rate” means, at any time, for any Interest Period, the rate per annum (rounded to the same number of decimal places as the applicable Screen Rate) determined by the Administrative Agent (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) to be equal to the rate that results from interpolating on a linear basis between: (a) the applicable Screen Rate for the longest period (for which the applicable Screen Rate is available for the applicable currency) that is shorter than the Impacted Interest Period; and (b) the applicable Screen Rate for the shortest period (for which that applicable Screen Rate is available for the applicable currency) that exceeds the Impacted Interest Period, in each case, at such time.
Investment” means, for any Person: (a) Equity Interests, bonds, notes, debentures or other securities of any other Person (including convertible securities) or any agreement to acquire any Equity Interests, bonds, notes, debentures or other securities of any other Person (including any “short sale” or any sale of any securities at a time when such securities are not owned by the Person entering into such sale); (b) deposits, advances, loans or other extensions of credit made to any other Person (including purchases of property from another Person subject to an understanding or agreement, contingent or otherwise, to resell such property to such Person); or (c) Hedging Agreements.
Investment Advisor” means (i) Barings, (ii) an Affiliate of Barings reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent or (iii) another investment advisor reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and approved by the Required Lenders.
Investment Company Act” means the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended from time to time.
Investment Policies” means the Borrower’s written investment objectives, policies, restrictions and limitations as in existence on the Effective Date, delivered to the Administrative Agent prior to the Effective Date, as may be amended or modified from time to time by a Permitted Policy Amendment.
IRS” means the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Issuing Bank” means ING, in its capacity as the issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, and its successors in such capacity as provided in Section 2.04(j).
IVP Supplemental Cap” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.03(a).
Joint Lead Arrangers” means, collectively, ING, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Bank of Montreal and Fifth Third Bank, National Association.
Last Out Loan” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
LC Disbursement” means a payment made by the Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.
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LC Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time (including any Letter of Credit for which a draft has been presented but not yet honored by the Issuing Bank) plus (b) the aggregate amount of all LC Disbursements in respect of such Letters of Credit that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Borrower at such time. The LC Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Multicurrency Percentage of the total LC Exposure at such time. Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the stated amount of such Letter of Credit in effect at such time; provided that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or a document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at such time.
Lenders” means, collectively, the Dollar Lenders and the Multicurrency Lenders.
Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit issued pursuant to this Agreement.
Letter of Credit Documents” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, collectively, any application therefor and any other agreements, instruments, guarantees or other documents (whether general in application or applicable only to such Letter of Credit) governing or providing for (a) the rights and obligations of the parties concerned or at risk with respect to such Letter of Credit or (b) any collateral security for any of such obligations, each as the same may be modified and supplemented and in effect from time to time.
LIBOR Quoted Currency” means Dollars, Pounds Sterling, Swiss Francs and any other Agreed Foreign Currency other than Pounds Sterling, Euros, Canadian Dollars, AUD, New Zealand Dollars, Swiss Francs, Danish Krone, Norwegian Krone and Swedish Krona, in each case so long as there is a published LIBOR Screen Rate with respect thereto.
LIBOR Screen Rate” means, for any Interest Period, in the case of any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in a LIBOR Quoted Currency, the London interbank offered rate administered by the ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for such LIBOR Quoted Currency for a period equal in length to such Interest Period as displayed on pages LIBOR01 or LIBOR02 of the Reuters Screen or, in the event such rate does not appear on either of such Reuters pages, on any successor or substitute page on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion; provided that, if the LIBOR Screen Rate so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Lien” means, with respect to any asset, (a) any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, hypothecation, encumbrance, charge or security interest in, on or of such asset, (b) the interest of a vendor or a lessor under any conditional sale agreement, capital lease or title retention agreement (or any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing) relating to such asset and (c) in the case of securities, any purchase option, call or similar right of a third party with respect to such securities (other than on market terms at fair
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value so long as in the case of any Portfolio Investment, the Value used in determining the Borrowing Base is not greater than the purchase or call price), except in favor of the issuer thereof (and in the case of Portfolio Investments that are equity securities, excluding customary drag-along, tag-along, right of first refusal, restrictions on assignments or transfers and other similar rights in favor of other equity holders of the same issuer). For the avoidance of doubt, in the case of Investments that are loans or other debt obligations, customary restrictions on assignments or transfers thereof on customary and market based terms pursuant to the underlying documentation relating to such Investment shall not be deemed to be a “Lien”.
Loan Documents” means, collectively, this Agreement, the Letter of Credit Documents, any promissory notes delivered pursuant to Section 2.08(f) and the Security Documents.
“Loans” means the revolving loans made by the Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement.
Local Rate” means (i) for Loans or Letters of Credit in AUD, the AUD Rate, (ii) for Loans or Letters of Credit in NZD, the NZD Rate, (iii) for Loans or Letters of Credit in Canadian Dollars, the CDOR Rate, (iv) for Loans or Letters of Credit in Swedish Krona, the STIBOR Rate, (v) for Loans or Letters of Credit in Norwegian Krone, the NIBOR Rate and (vi) for Loans or Letters of Credit in Danish Krone, the CIBOR Rate.
Local Screen Rate” means the AUD Screen Rate, the NZD Screen Rate, the CDOR Rate, the STIBOR Screen Rate, the NIBOR Screen Rate and, the CIBOR Screen Rate, SONIA and SARON, collectively and individually as the context may require.
Local Time” means, with respect to any Loan denominated in or any payment to be made in any Currency, the local time in the Principal Financial Center for the Currency in which such Loan is denominated or such payment is to be made.
Long-Term U.S. Government Securities” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Loans” means the revolving loans made by the Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement.
Margin Stock” means “margin stock” within the meaning of Regulations D, T, U and X.
Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, Portfolio Investments of the Obligors (taken as a whole) and other assets, liabilities (actual or contingent), operations or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (other than any Financing Subsidiary), taken as a whole, or (b) the validity or enforceability of any of the Loan Documents or the rights or remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders thereunder or the ability of the Obligors to perform their respective obligations thereunder.
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Material Indebtedness” means (a) Indebtedness (other than the Loans, Letters of Credit and Hedging Agreements), of any one or more of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (excluding any Specified CLO, but including each other Financing Subsidiary) in an aggregate outstanding principal amount exceeding $20,000,000 and (b) obligations in respect of one or more Hedging Agreements or other swap or derivative transactions under which the maximum aggregate amount (after giving effect to any netting agreements) that the Borrower and its Subsidiaries would be required to pay if such Hedging Agreement(s) or other swap or derivative transactions were terminated at such time would exceed $20,000,000.
Maturity Date” means the date that is the one year anniversary of the Revolver Termination Date.
Mezzanine Investments” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or any successor thereto.
Multicurrency Commitment” means, with respect to each Multicurrency Lender, the commitment of such Multicurrency Lender to make Loans, and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit denominated in Dollars and in Agreed Foreign Currencies hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate amount of such Lender’s Multicurrency Credit Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to Section 2.07 or reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.09 or as otherwise provided in this Agreement and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04. The aggregate amount of each Lender’s Multicurrency Commitment as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date is set forth on Schedule 1.01(b) or in the Assignment Assumption pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Commitment, as applicable. The aggregate amount of the Lenders’ Multicurrency Commitments as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date is $500,000,000.
Multicurrency Credit Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum of the outstanding principal amount of such Lender’s Loans at such time, made or incurred under such Lender’s Multicurrency Commitments, and such Lender’s LC Exposure.
Multicurrency Lender” means the Persons listed on Schedule 1.01(b) as having Multicurrency Commitments and any other Person that shall have become a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption that provides for it to assume a Multicurrency Commitment or to acquire Multicurrency Credit Exposure, other than any such Person that ceases to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption or otherwise in accordance with the terms hereof.
Multicurrency Loan” means a Loan denominated in Dollars or in an Agreed Foreign Currency made under the Multicurrency Commitments.
Multiemployer Plan” means a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA in respect of which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is required to make any contributions.
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National Currency” means the currency, other than the Euro, of a Participating Member State.
Net Asset Sale Proceeds” means, with respect to any Asset Sale, an amount equal to (a) the sum of Cash payments and Cash Equivalents received by the Obligors from such Asset Sale (including any Cash or Cash Equivalents received by way of deferred payment pursuant to, or by monetization of, a note receivable or otherwise, but only as and when so received), minus (b) any costs, fees, commissions, premiums and expenses actually incurred by any Obligor directly incidental to such Asset Sale and payable in cash to a Person that is not an Affiliate of any Obligor (or if payable to an Affiliate, only to the extent such expenses are reasonable and customary), including reasonable legal fees and expenses, minus (c) all taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable by any Obligor (other than any income tax) as a result of such Asset Sale (after taking into account any applicable tax credits or deductions that are reasonably expected to be available), minus (d) reserves for indemnification, purchase price adjustments or analogous arrangements reasonably estimated by the Borrower or the relevant Subsidiary in connection with such Asset Sale; provided that (i) such reserved amount shall not be included in the Borrowing Base and (ii) if the amount of any estimated reserves pursuant to this clause (d) exceeds the amount actually required to be paid in cash in respect of indemnification, purchase price adjustments or analogous arrangements for such Asset Sale, the aggregate amount of such excess shall constitute Net Asset Sale Proceeds (as of the date the Borrower determines such excess exists), minus (e) payments of unassumed liabilities relating to the assets sold or otherwise disposed of at the time, or within 30 days after, the date of such Asset Sale.
Net Return of Capital” means an amount equal to (i) (a) any Cash amount (and proceeds of any non-Cash amount) received by any Obligor at any time in respect of the outstanding principal of any Portfolio Investment (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise), (b) without duplication of amounts received under clause (a), any Cash proceeds (including Cash proceeds of any non-Cash consideration) received by any Obligor at any time from the sale of any property or assets pledged as collateral in respect of any Portfolio Investment to the extent such Cash proceeds are less than or equal to the outstanding principal balance of such Portfolio Investment, (c) solely to the extent such proceeds, along with any such proceeds previously received (other than on account of taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable), are less than or equal to the Obligor’s investments therein, any cash amount (and Cash proceeds of any non-Cash amount) received by any Obligor at any time in respect of any Portfolio Investment that is an Equity Interest (x) upon the liquidation or dissolution of the Portfolio Company of such Portfolio Investment, (y) as a distribution of capital made on or in respect of such Portfolio Investment (other than, in the case of a Portfolio Investment that is capital stock, any distribution on account of actual taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable by an Obligor solely in its capacity as a holder of such Equity Interest (and not on account of such Obligor’s status as a RIC)), or (z) pursuant to the recapitalization or reclassification of the capital of the Portfolio Company of such Portfolio Investment or pursuant to the reorganization of such Portfolio Company or (d) any similar return of capital received by any Obligor in Cash (and Cash proceeds of any non-Cash amount) in respect of any Portfolio
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Investment minus (ii) any costs, fees, commissions, premiums and expenses incurred by any Obligor directly incidental to such Cash receipts, including reasonable legal fees and expenses.
New Zealand Dollars” and “NZD” refers to the lawful currency of New Zealand.
NIBOR Rate” means, with respect to any Interest Period, in the case of any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in NOK, a rate per annum equal to the Norwegian Interbank Offered Rate administered by Norske Finansielle Referanser (or any other person that takes over administration of that rate) for deposits in NOK with a term equivalent to such Interest Period as displayed on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion (the “NIBOR Screen Rate”) as of 11:00 a.m. London time two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period. If the NIBOR Rate shall be less than zero, the NIBOR Rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this agreement.
Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.02(d).
Non-LIBOR Quoted Currency” means any Euros, Canadian Dollars, AUD, New Zealand Dollars, Danish Krone, Norwegian Krone and Swedish Krona.
Norwegian Krone” and “NOK” refers to the lawful currency of Norway.
NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
NZD Rate” means, for any Loans in New Zealand Dollars, the (a) NZD Screen Rate plus (b) 0.30%.
NZD Screen Rate” means, with respect to any Interest Period, the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent which is equal to the average bank bill reference rate as administered by the New Zealand Financial Markets Association (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for bills of exchange with a tenor equal in length to such Interest Period as displayed on page BKBM of the Reuters screen (or, in the event such rate does not appear on such page, on any successor or substitute page on such screen that displays such rate or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion) at or about 11:00 a.m. (Wellington, New Zealand time) on the first day of such Interest Period. If the NZD Screen Rate shall be less than zero, the NZD Screen Rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Obligors” means, collectively, the Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantors.
Obligors’ Net Worth” means, at any date, Stockholders’ Equity at such date, minus the net asset value held by any Obligor in (x) any non-Obligor Subsidiary and (y) any joint venture except to the extent that the Collateral Agent maintains a first priority, perfected Lien
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(subject to no other Liens other than Eligible Liens) in the Equity Interests of such joint venture owned by such Obligor.
OFAC” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.20.
Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower hereunder, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).
Other Covered Indebtedness” means, collectively, (i) Secured Longer-Term Indebtedness and (ii) and Unsecured Shorter-Term Indebtedness.
Other Taxes” means any and all present or future stamp, court, documentary, intangible, recording or filing Taxes or any other excise or property Taxes, charges or similar levies arising from any payment made under any Loan Document or from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.18(b)).
Overnight Bank Funding Rate” means, for any day, the rate comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight Eurocurrency transactions by U.S.-managed banking offices of depository institutions, as such composite rate shall be determined by the NYFRB as set forth on its public website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate (from and after such date as the NYFRB shall commence to publish such composite rate); provided, that if the Overnight Bank Funding Rate is less than zero, such rate shall be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Participant” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(f).
Participant Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(f).
Participating Member State” means any member state of the European Community that adopts or has adopted the Euro as its lawful currency in accordance with the legislation of the European Union relating to the European Monetary Union.
“Payment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.13(b).
“Payment Notice” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.13(b).
“Payor” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.13(a).
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PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA and any successor entity performing similar functions.
Performing” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Performing Covenant-Lite Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Performing DIP Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Performing First Lien Bank Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Performing First Lien Middle Market Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Performing High Yield Securities” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Performing Last Out Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Performing Mezzanine Investments” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Performing Second Lien Bank Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Permitted Equity Interests” means common stock of the Borrower that after its issuance is not subject to any agreement between the holder of such common stock and the Borrower where the Borrower is required to purchase, redeem, retire, acquire, cancel or terminate any such common stock at any time prior to the first anniversary of the later of the Maturity Date (as in effect from time to time) and the Termination Date.
“Permitted Foreign Jurisdiction” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
“Permitted Foreign Jurisdiction Portfolio Investment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Permitted Liens” means (a) Liens imposed by any Governmental Authority for taxes, assessments or charges not yet due or that are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained on the books of the Borrower in accordance with GAAP; (b) Liens of clearing agencies, broker-dealers and similar Liens incurred in the ordinary course of business, provided that such Liens (i) attach only to the securities (or proceeds) being purchased or sold and (ii) secure only obligations incurred in connection with such purchase or sale, and not any obligation in connection with margin financing; (c)  Liens imposed by law, such as materialmen’s, mechanics’, carriers’, workmens’,
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storage, landlord, and repairmen’s Liens and other similar Liens arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations (other than Indebtedness for borrowed money) not yet due or that are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained on the books of the Borrower in accordance with GAAP; (d) Liens incurred or pledges or deposits made to secure obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business under workers’ compensation laws, unemployment insurance or other similar social security legislation (other than in respect of employee benefit plans subject to ERISA) or to secure public or statutory obligations; (e) Liens securing the performance of, or payment in respect of, bids, insurance premiums, deductibles or co-insured amounts, tenders, government or utility contracts (other than for the repayment of borrowed money), surety, stay, customs and appeal bonds and other obligations of a similar nature incurred in the ordinary course of business; (f) Liens arising out of judgments or awards that have been in force for less than the applicable period for taking an appeal so long as such judgments or awards do not constitute an Event of Default; (g) customary rights of setoff and liens upon (i) deposits of cash in favor of banks or other depository institutions in which such cash is maintained in the ordinary course of business, (ii) cash and financial assets held in securities accounts in favor of banks and other financial institutions with which such accounts are maintained in the ordinary course of business and (iii) assets held by a custodian in favor of such custodian in the ordinary course of business, in the case of each of clauses (i) through (iii) above, securing payment of fees, indemnities, charges for returning items and other similar obligations; (h) Liens arising solely from precautionary filings of financing statements under the Uniform Commercial Code of the applicable jurisdictions in respect of operating leases entered into by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business; (i) Eligible Liens; (j) Liens in favor of any escrow agent solely on and in respect of any cash earnest money deposits made by any Obligor in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement (to the extent that the acquisition or disposition with respect thereto is otherwise permitted hereunder); (k) zoning restrictions, easements, licenses, or other restrictions on the use of any real estate (including leasehold title), in each case which do not interfere with or affect in any material respect the ordinary course conduct of the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries; (l) purchase money Liens on specific equipment and fixtures, provided that (i) such Liens only attach to such equipment and fixtures and (ii) the Indebtedness secured thereby does not exceed the lesser of the cost and the fair market value of such equipment and fixtures at the time of the acquisition thereof; (m) deposits of money securing leases to which Borrower is a party as lessee made in the ordinary course of business; and (n) precautionary Liens and filing of financing statements under the Uniform Commercial Code covering assets sold or contributed to any Person not prohibited hereunder.
Permitted Foreign Jurisdiction” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Permitted Foreign Jurisdiction Portfolio Investment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Permitted Policy Amendment” is an amendment, modification, termination or restatement of the Investment Policies or Valuation Policy, in each case that is any of (i) approved in writing by the Administrative Agent (with the consent of the Required Lenders), (ii)
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required by applicable law or Governmental Authority, or (iii) is not or could not reasonably be expected to be materially adverse to the Lenders.
Permitted Prior Working Capital Lien” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Permitted SBIC Guarantee” means a guarantee by the Borrower of SBA Indebtedness of an SBIC Subsidiary on the SBA’s then applicable form; provided that the recourse to the Obligors thereunder is expressly limited only to periods after the occurrence of an event or condition that is an impermissible change in the control of such SBIC Subsidiary (it being understood that, as provided in clause (q) of Article VII, it shall be an Event of Default hereunder if any such event or condition giving rise to such recourse occurs).
Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.
PIK Obligation” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, and in respect of which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate is (or, if such plan were terminated, would under Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.
Portfolio Company” means the issuer or obligor under any Portfolio Investment held by any Obligor.
Portfolio Investment” means any Investment held by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in their asset portfolio and included on the schedule of investments on the financial statements of the Borrower delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or (b) (or, for any Investment made during a given quarter and before a schedule of investments is required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or (b), as applicable, with respect to such quarter, is intended to be included on the schedule of investments when such Investment is made) (and, for the avoidance of doubt, shall not include any Subsidiary of the Borrower).
Pounds Sterling” means the lawful currency of England.
Prime Rate” means the rate of interest quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Money Rates Section, as the “U.S. Prime Rate” (or its successor), as in effect from time to time. The Prime Rate is a reference rate and does not necessarily represent the lowest or best rate actually charged to any customer. The Administrative Agent or any Lender may make commercial loans or other loans at rates of interest at, above, or below the Prime Rate.
Principal Financial Center” means, in the case of any Currency, the principal financial center where such Currency is cleared and settled, as determined by the Administrative Agent.
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Pro-Rata Borrowing” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.03(a).
Pro-Rata Dollar Portion” means, in connection with any Pro-Rata Borrowing in Dollars, an amount equal to (i) the aggregate amount of such Pro-Rata Borrowing multiplied by (ii) the aggregate Dollar Commitments of all Dollar Lenders at such time divided by (iii) the aggregate Commitments of all Lenders at such time.
Pro-Rata Multicurrency Portion” means, in connection with any Pro-Rata Borrowing in Dollars, an amount equal to (i) the aggregate amount of such Pro-Rata Borrowing multiplied by (ii) the aggregate Multicurrency Commitments of all Multicurrency Lenders at such time divided by (iii) the aggregate Commitments of all Lenders at such time.
PTE” means a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, as any such exemption may be amended from time to time.
QFC” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.18.
QFC Credit Support” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.18.
Quarterly Dates” means the last Business Day of March, June, September and December in each year, commencing on March 29, 2019.
Quotation Day” means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing for any Interest Period, (i) if the Currency is Canadian Dollars, or AUD or Pounds Sterling, the first day of such Interest Period, (ii) if the Currency is Euro, two TARGET Days before the first day of such Interest Period and (iii) for any other Currency, two Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period, unless, in each case, market practice differs in the relevant market where the Eurocurrency Rate for such Currency is to be determined, in which case the Quotation Day will be determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with market practice in such market (and if quotations would normally be given on more than one day, then the Quotation Day shall be the last of those days).
Quoted Investments” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.12(b)(ii)(A).
Rating Agency” means each of S&P, Moody’s and Fitch.
Ratings Condition” means that, at any time commencing on or after twelve months after the Effective Date, the Borrower maintains a Credit Rating of at least BBB-/Baa3 (or equivalent) from at least one Rating Agency.
Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c).
Regulations D, T, U and X” means, respectively, Regulations D, T, U and X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (or any successor), as the same may be modified and supplemented and in effect from time to time.
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Related Parties” means, with respect to any specified Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the respective directors, partners, officers, employees, agents, advisors and representatives of such Person and such Person’s Affiliates.
Relevant Governmental Body” means, for any Benchmark (i) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in Dollars, the Board or the NYFRB, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Board or the NYFRB, or any successor thereto, (ii) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in Pounds Sterling, the Bank of England, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Bank of England, or any successor thereto and (iii) with respect to any Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in an Agreed Foreign Currency other than Pounds Sterling, (a) the central bank for the currency in which the applicablesuch Benchmark Replacement is denominated or any central bank or other supervisor which is responsible for supervising either the applicable Benchmark or the administrator of the applicable Benchmark or (b) any working group or committee officially endorsed or convened by (i1) the central bank for the currency in which the applicablesuch Benchmark Replacement is denominated, (ii2) any central bank or other supervisor whichthat is responsible for supervising either the applicable(A) such Benchmark Replacement or (B) the administrator of the applicablesuch Benchmark Replacement, (iii3) a group of those central banks or other supervisors or (iv4) the Financial Stability Board or any part thereof.
Required Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Credit Exposures and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the total Credit Exposures and unused Commitments at such time. The Required Lenders of a Class (which shall include the terms “Required Dollar Lenders” and “Required Multicurrency Lenders”) means Lenders having Credit Exposures and unused Commitments of such Class representing more than 50% of the sum of the total Credit Exposures and unused Commitments of such Class; provided that the Credit Exposures and unused Commitments of any Defaulting Lenders shall be disregarded in the determination of Required Lenders to the extent provided for in Section 2.17.
“Required Payment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.13(a).
Required Payment Amount” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.05(b).
“Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.
Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any shares of any class of capital stock of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such shares of capital stock of the Borrower or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such shares of capital stock of the Borrower (other than any equity awards granted to employees, officers, directors and consultants of the Borrower and its Affiliates); provided, for clarity, neither the conversion of convertible debt into Permitted Equity Interests nor the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition,
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cancellation or termination of convertible debt made solely with Permitted Equity Interests (other than interest or expenses or fractional shares, which may be payable in cash) shall be a Restricted Payment hereunder.
Restructured Investment” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Revaluation Date” means (a) with respect to any Loan, each of the following: (i) each date of a Borrowing of a Eurocurrency Loan or RFR Loan denominated in an Agreed Foreign Currency, (ii) each date of a continuation of a Eurocurrency Loan denominated in an Agreed Foreign Currency and (iii) such additional dates as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably and in good faith determine or the Required Lenders shall reasonably and in good faith require; and (b) with respect to any Letter of Credit, each of the following: (i) each date of issuance of a Letter of Credit denominated in an Agreed Foreign Currency, (ii) each date of an amendment of any such Letter of Credit having the effect of increasing the amount thereof, (iii) each date of any payment by the Issuing Bank under any Letter of Credit denominated in an Agreed Foreign Currency and (iv) such additional dates as the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank shall reasonably and in good faith determine or the Required Lenders shall reasonably and in good faith require.
Revolver Termination Date” means the date that is the four (4) year anniversary of the Effective Date, unless extended with the consent of each Lender in its sole and absolute discretion.
“RFR”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan or the Loans constituting such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to Adjusted Daily Simple RFR.
“RFR Business Day” means, for any Loan denominated in (a) Pounds Sterling, any day except for (i) a Saturday, (ii) a Sunday or (iii) a day on which banks are closed for general business in London, and (b) Swiss Francs, any day except for (i) a Saturday, (ii) a Sunday or (iii) a day on which banks are closed for the settlement of payments and foreign exchange transactions in Zurich; provided that, for purposes of notice requirements in Sections 2.03(a) and 2.09(g), in each case, such day is also a Business Day.
“RFR Rate Day” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Daily Simple RFR”.
RIC” means a Person qualifying for treatment as a “regulated investment company” under Subchapter M of the Code.
S&P” means S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc., a New York corporation, or any successor thereto.
Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, territory or region that is, or whose government is, the subject or target of any comprehensive Sanctions (which are, as of the
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date of this Agreement, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea/Sevastopol region of Ukraine).
Sanctions” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.20.
“SARON” means, with respect to any RFR Business Day, a rate per annum equal to the Swiss Average Rate Overnight for such RFR Business Day published by the SIX Swiss Exchange AG (or any successor administrator for the Swiss Average Rate Overnight) on the SIX Swiss Exchange AG’s website, currently at http://www.six-group.com (or any successor source for the Swiss Average Rate Overnight identified as such by the administrator for the Swiss Average Rate Overnight from time to time).
“SARON Adjustment” means with respect to SARON, -0.0571% (-5.71 basis points).
SBA” means the United States Small Business Administration or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any or all of the functions thereof.
SBIC Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower or any other Obligor (or such Subsidiary’s general partner or manager entity) that is (x)  either (i) a “small business investment company” licensed by the SBA (or that has applied for such a license and is actively pursuing the granting thereof by appropriate proceedings promptly instituted and diligently conducted) under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, or (ii) any wholly-owned, direct or indirect, Subsidiary of an entity referred to in clause (x)(i) of this definition, and (y) designated in writing by the Borrower (as provided below) as an SBIC Subsidiary, so long as:
(a)    other than pursuant to a Permitted SBIC Guarantee or the requirement by the SBA that the Borrower or such Obligor make an equity or capital contribution to the SBIC Subsidiary in connection with its incurrence of SBA Indebtedness (provided that such contribution is permitted by Section 6.03(e) or 6.03(i) and is made substantially contemporaneously with such incurrence), no portion of the Indebtedness or any other obligations (contingent or otherwise) of such Person (i) is Guaranteed by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (other than any SBIC Subsidiary), (ii) is recourse to or obligates the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (other than any SBIC Subsidiary) in any way, or (iii) subjects any property of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (other than any SBIC Subsidiary) to the satisfaction thereof, other than Equity Interests in any SBIC Subsidiary pledged to secure such Indebtedness;
(b)    other than pursuant to a Permitted SBIC Guarantee, neither the Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries has any material contract, agreement, arrangement or understanding with such Person other than on terms no less favorable to the Borrower or such Subsidiary than those that might be obtained at the time from Persons that are not Affiliates of the Borrower or such Subsidiary;
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(c)    neither the Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries (other than any SBIC Subsidiary) has any obligation to such Person to maintain or preserve its financial condition or cause it to achieve certain levels of operating results; and
(d)    such Person has not Guaranteed or become a co-borrower under, and has not granted a security interest in any of its properties to secure, and the Equity Interests it has issued are not pledged to secure, in each case, any indebtedness, liabilities or obligations of any one or more of the Obligors.
Any designation by the Borrower under clause (y) above shall be effected pursuant to a certificate of a Financial Officer delivered to the Administrative Agent, which certificate shall include a statement to the effect that, to the best of such Financial Officer’s knowledge, such designation complied with the foregoing conditions.
Screen Rate” means the LIBOR Screen Rate, the EURIBOR Screen Rate and the Local Screen Rates collectively and individually as the context may require.
SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any or all of the functions thereof.
Second Lien Bank Loan” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Secured Longer-Term Indebtedness” means, as at any date, Indebtedness of the Borrower (other than Indebtedness hereunder) (which may be Guaranteed by Subsidiary Guarantors) that:
(a)    has no amortization (other than for amortization in an amount not greater than 1% of the aggregate initial principal amount of such Indebtedness per annum (or an amount in excess of 1% of the aggregate initial principal amount of such Indebtedness per annum on terms mutually agreeable to the Borrower and the Required Lenders)) or mandatory redemption, repurchase or prepayment prior to, and a final maturity date not earlier than, six months after the Maturity Date (it being understood that any amortization, mandatory redemption, repurchase or prepayment obligation or put right that is contingent upon the happening of an event that is not certain to occur (including, without limitation, a Change in Control or bankruptcy) shall not in and of itself be deemed to disqualify such Indebtedness under this clause (a); provided that any payment prior to the Termination Date in respect of any such obligation or right shall only be made to the extent permitted by Section 6.12);
(b)    is incurred pursuant to documentation containing (i) financial covenants, covenants governing the borrowing base, if any, covenants regarding portfolio valuations, and events of default that are no more restrictive in any respect upon the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, at any time that any Commitments or Loans are outstanding hereunder (including pursuant to any maturity extensions), than those set forth in this Agreement (other than, if such Indebtedness is governed by a customary indenture or similar instrument, events of default that are customary in indentures or similar instruments and that have no analogous provisions in this Agreement or credit
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agreements generally) (provided that, upon the Borrower’s request, this Agreement will be deemed to be automatically amended (and, upon the request of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, the Borrower and the Lenders shall enter into a document evidencing such amendment), mutatis mutandis, to make such covenants more restrictive in this Agreement as may be necessary to meet the requirements of this clause (b)(i)) and (ii) other terms (other than interest and any commitment or related fees) that are no more restrictive in any material respect upon the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, at any time that any Commitments or Loans are outstanding hereunder (including pursuant to any maturity extensions), than those set forth in this Agreement; and
(c)    ranks pari passu with the obligations under this Agreement and is not secured by any assets of any Person other than any assets of any Obligor pursuant to the Security Documents and the holders of which, or the agent, trustee or representative of such holders on behalf of and for the benefit of such holders, have agreed to either (x) be bound by the provisions of the Security Documents by executing the joinder attached as Exhibit E to the Guarantee and Security Agreement or (y) be bound by the provisions of the Security Documents in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent. For the avoidance of doubt, (a) Secured Longer-Term Indebtedness shall also include any refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension of any Secured Longer-Term Indebtedness so long as such refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended Indebtedness continues to satisfy the requirements of this definition and (b) any payment on account of Secured Longer-Term Indebtedness shall be subject to Section 6.12.
Secured Parties” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Guarantee and Security Agreement.
Security Documents” means, collectively, the Guarantee and Security Agreement, the Custodian Agreement, the Control Agreement, all Uniform Commercial Code financing statements filed with respect to the security interests in personal property created pursuant to the Guarantee and Security Agreement, and all other assignments, pledge agreements, security agreements, control agreements and other instruments executed and delivered at any time by any of the Obligors pursuant to the Guarantee and Security Agreement or otherwise providing or relating to any collateral security for any of the Secured Obligations under and as defined in the Guarantee and Security Agreement.
Senior Securities” means senior securities (as such term is defined and determined pursuant to the Investment Company Act and any orders of the SEC issued to the Borrower thereunder).
Settlement-Date Basis” means that any Investment that has been purchased will not be treated as an Eligible Portfolio Investment until such purchase has settled, and any Eligible Portfolio Investment which has been sold will not be excluded as an Eligible Portfolio Investment until such sale has settled.
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Short-Term U.S. Government Securities” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
SOFRwith respect to any day means a rate per annum equal to the secured overnight financing rate published for such day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as the administrator of the benchmark (or a successor administrator) on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’sfor such Business Day published by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrator’s Website.
“SOFR Administrator” means the NYFRB (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate).
“SOFR Administrator’s Website” means the website of the NYFRB, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source for the secured overnight financing rate identified as such by the SOFR Administrator from time to time.
Solvent” means, with respect to any Obligor, that as of the date of determination, both (i) (a) the sum of such Obligor’s debt and liabilities (including contingent liabilities) does not exceed the present fair saleable value of such Person’s present assets, (b) such Obligor’s capital is not unreasonably small in relation to its business as contemplated on the Effective Date and reflected in any projections delivered to the Lenders or with respect to any transaction contemplated or undertaken after the Effective Date, and (c) such Obligor has not incurred and does not intend to incur, or believe (nor should it reasonably believe) that it will incur, debts beyond its ability to pay such debts as they become due (whether at maturity or otherwise); and (ii) such Obligor is “solvent” within the meaning given to such term and similar terms under applicable laws relating to fraudulent transfers and conveyances. For purposes of this definition, the amount of any contingent liability at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in light of all of the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability (irrespective of whether such contingent liabilities meet the criteria for accrual under Statement of Financial Accounting Standard No. 5).
“SONIA” means, with respect to any RFR Business Day, a rate per annum equal to the Sterling Overnight Index Average for such RFR Business Day published by the Bank of England (or any successor administrator or the Sterling Overnight Index Average) on the Bank of England’s website, currently at http://www.bankofengland.co.uk (or any successor source for the Sterling Overnight Index Average identified as such by the administrator for the Sterling Overnight Index Average).
“SONIA Adjustment” means with respect to SONIA, 0.0326% (3.26 basis points).
Specified CLO” means a Structured Subsidiary that (i) is a collateralized loan obligation vehicle and (ii) has been designated in writing as a Specified CLO by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent at any time prior to the Specified CLO Effective Date (which
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designation shall not be revocable). For the avoidance of doubt, each Specified CLO shall be subject to the proviso of Section 6.03(e).
Specified CLO Effective Date” means, in respect of any Specified CLO, the earliest of (i) the date the applicable Rating Agency has deemed such Specified CLO to be effective, (ii) the date the collateral manager (or similar person) has elected and/or certified that such Specified CLO has become effective and (iii) the date on which the underlying coverage, portfolio quality or similar tests in respect of such Specified CLO become effective.
Specified Time” means (i) in relation to a Loan in Canadian Dollars, as of 10:00 a.m., Toronto, Ontario time, (ii) in relation to a Loan in a LIBOR Quoted Currency, as of 11:00 a.m., London time, (iii) in relation to a Loan in Euros, 11:00 a.m., Brussels time, (iv) in relation to a Loan in AUD, as of 11:00 a.m., Sydney, Australia, (v) in relation to a Loan in Swedish Krona, as of 11:00 a.m., London time, (vi) in relation to a Loan in Norwegian Krone, 11:00 a.m., London time, (vii) in relation to a Loan in New Zealand Dollars, 11:00 a.m., Wellington, New Zealand time and (viii) in relation to a Loan in Danish Krone, 11:00 a.m., Copenhagen, Denmark time.
Spot Rate” for a currency means the rate determined by the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank, as applicable, to be the rate quoted by the Person acting in such capacity as the spot rate for the purchase by such Person of such currency with another currency through its principal foreign exchange trading office at approximately 11:00 a.m. on the date two Business Days prior to the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made; provided that the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank may obtain such spot rate from another financial institution designated by the Administrative Agent or Issuing Bank if the Person acting in such capacity does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency; and provided further that the Issuing Bank may use such spot rate quoted on the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made in the case of any Letter of Credit denominated in an Agreed Foreign Currency.
Standard Securitization Undertakings” means, collectively, (a) customary arms-length servicing obligations (together with any related performance guarantees), (b) obligations (together with any related performance guarantees) to refund the purchase price or grant purchase price credits for breach of representations and warranties referred to in clause (c), and (c) representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities (together with any related performance guarantees) of a type that are reasonably customary in commercial loan securitizations (in each case in clauses (a), (b) and (c) excluding obligations related to the collectability of the assets sold or the creditworthiness of the underlying obligors and excluding obligations that constitute credit recourse).
Statutory Reserve Rate” means, for the Interest Period for any Eurocurrency Borrowing, a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the arithmetic mean, taken over each day in such Interest Period, of the aggregate of the applicable maximum reserve percentages (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) expressed as a decimal established by the Board to which the Administrative Agent is subject for eurocurrency funding (currently
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referred to as “Eurocurrency liabilities” in Regulation D). Such reserve percentages shall include those imposed pursuant to Regulation D. Eurocurrency Loans shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under Regulation D or any comparable regulation. The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.
STIBOR Rate” means, in the case of any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in SEK, with respect to any Interest Period, the Stockholm Interbank Offered Rate administered by the Swedish Bankers’ Association (or any other person that takes over administration of that rate) for deposits in Swedish Krona with a term equivalent to such Interest Period as displayed on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate as shall be selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion (the “STIBOR Screen Rate) as of 11:00 a.m. London time two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period. If the STIBOR Rate shall be less than zero, the STIBOR Rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this agreement.
Stockholders’ Equity” means, at any date, the amount determined on a consolidated basis, without duplication, in accordance with GAAP, of stockholders’ equity for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries at such date.
Structured Finance Obligations” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Structured Subsidiaries” means:
(a)    a direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower which is formed (including prior to the Effective Date) in connection with, and which continues to exist for the sole purpose of, obtaining and maintaining third-party financings and which engages in no material activities other than in connection with the purchase and financing of assets from the Obligors or any other Person, and which is designated by the Borrower (as provided below), as a Structured Subsidiary, so long as:
(i)    no portion of the Indebtedness or any other obligations (contingent or otherwise) of such Subsidiary (i) is Guaranteed by any Obligor (other than Guarantees in respect of Standard Securitization Undertakings), (ii) is recourse to or obligates any Obligor in any way other than pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings or (iii) subjects any property of any Obligor (other than property that has been contributed or sold or otherwise transferred to such Subsidiary in accordance with the terms Section 6.03(e) or 6.03(i)), directly or indirectly, contingently or otherwise, to the satisfaction thereof, other than pursuant to Standard Securitization Undertakings or any Guarantee thereof;
(ii)    no Obligor has any material contract, agreement, arrangement or understanding with such Subsidiary other than on terms no less favorable to such Obligor than those that might be obtained at the time from Persons that are not
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Affiliates of any Obligor, other than fees payable in the ordinary course of business in connection with servicing loan assets; and
(iii)    no Obligor has any obligation to maintain or preserve such entity’s financial condition or cause such entity to achieve certain levels of operating results; and
(b)    any passive holding company that is designated by the Borrower (as provided below) as a Structured Subsidiary, so long as:
(i)    such passive holding company is the direct parent of a Structured Subsidiary referred to in clause (a);
(ii)    such passive holding company engages in no activities and has no assets (other than in connection with the transfer of assets to and from a Structured Subsidiary referred to in clause (a), and its ownership of all of the Equity Interests of a Structured Subsidiary referred to in clause (a)) or liabilities;
(iii)    all of the Equity Interests of such passive holding company are owned directly by an Obligor and are pledged as Collateral for the Secured Obligations and the Collateral Agent has a first-priority perfected Lien (subject to no other Liens other than Eligible Liens) on such Equity Interests; and
(iv)    no Obligor has any obligation to maintain or preserve such passive holding company’s financial condition or cause such entity to achieve certain levels of operating results.
Any designation of a Structured Subsidiary by the Borrower shall be effected pursuant to a certificate of a Financial Officer delivered to the Administrative Agent, which certificate shall include a statement to the effect that, to the best of such Financial Officer’s knowledge, such designation complied with each of the conditions set forth in clause (a) or (b) above, as applicable.
Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person (the “parent”) at any date, any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of the parent in the parent’s consolidated financial statements if such financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP as of such date, as well as any other corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity (a) of which securities or other ownership interests representing more than 50% of the equity or more than 50% of the ordinary voting power or, in the case of a partnership, more than 50% of the general partnership interests are, as of such date, owned, controlled or held, or (b) that is, as of such date, otherwise Controlled by the parent or one or more subsidiaries of the parent or by the parent and one or more subsidiaries of the parent. Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, the term “Subsidiary” shall not include any Person that constitutes an Investment held by any Obligor in the ordinary course of business and that is not, under GAAP,
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consolidated on the financial statements of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries. Unless otherwise specified, “Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary of the Borrower.
Subsidiary Guarantor” means any Subsidiary that is or is required to be a Guarantor under the Guarantee and Security Agreement. It is understood and agreed that, subject to Section 5.08(a), no CFC, Transparent Subsidiary, Immaterial Subsidiary or Financing Subsidiary shall be required to be a Subsidiary Guarantor as long as it remains a CFC, Transparent Subsidiary, Immaterial Subsidiary or Financing Subsidiary, as applicable, each as defined and described herein.
Supported QFC” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.18.
Swedish Krona” and “SEK” refers to the lawful currency of Sweden.
Swiss Francs” and “CHF” refers to the lawful currency of Switzerland.
TARGET Day” means any day on which the TARGET2 is open.
TARGET2” means the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer (TARGET2) payment system (or, if such payment system ceases to be operative, such other payment system reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent to be a suitable replacement) for the settlement of payments in Euros.
Tax Amount” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.05(b).
Tax Damages” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.15(d).
Taxes” means any and all present or future taxes levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Term SOFR” means, for the applicable corresponding tenor, the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.
Termination Date” means the date on which the Commitments have expired or been terminated and the principal of and accrued interest on each Loan and all fees and other amounts payable hereunder by the Borrower or any other Obligor shall have been paid in full (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any amount in connection with any contingent, unasserted indemnification obligations), all Letters of Credit shall have (w) expired, (x) terminated, (y) been Cash Collateralized or (z) otherwise been backstopped in a manner acceptable to the Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent in their sole discretion and, in each case, all LC Disbursements then outstanding have been reimbursed.
Third Party Finance Company” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
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Total Eligible Portfolio” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13(b).
Transactions” means the execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower of this Agreement and other Loan Documents, the borrowing of Loans, and the use of the proceeds thereof and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder.
Transferable” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
Transparent Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary classified as a partnership or as a disregarded entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes directly or indirectly owned by an Obligor that has no material assets other than Equity Interests (held directly or indirectly through other Transparent Subsidiaries) in one or more CFCs.
Two Largest Industry Classification Groups” means, as of any date of determination, each of the two Industry Classification Groups that a greater portion of the Total Eligible Portfolio has been assigned to each such Industry Classification Group pursuant to Section 5.12(a) than any other single Industry Classification Group.
Type”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether the rate of interest on such Loan, or on the Loans constituting such Borrowing, is determined by reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate, Adjusted Daily Simple RFR or the Alternate Base Rate.
Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” means the Benchmark Replacement excluding the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.
Undisclosed Administration” means, in relation to a Lender or its direct or indirect parent company, the appointment of an administrator, provisional liquidator, conservator, receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official by a supervisory authority or regulator under or based on the law in the country where such Lender or its direct or indirect parent company is subject to home jurisdiction supervision if applicable law requires that such appointment is not to be publicly disclosed and such appointment has not been publicly disclosed (including, without limitation, under the Dutch Financial Supervision Act 2007 (as amended from time to time and including any successor legislation)).
Uniform Commercial Code” or “UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in the State of New York.
“UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person falling within IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.
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“UK Resolution Authority” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.
Unquoted Investments” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.12(b)(ii)(B).
Unsecured Longer-Term Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of an Obligor that:
(a)    has no amortization, or mandatory redemption, repurchase or prepayment prior to, and a final maturity date not earlier than, six months after the Maturity Date (it being understood that (i) the conversion features into Permitted Equity Interests under convertible notes (as well as the triggering of such conversion and/or settlement thereof solely with Permitted Equity Interests, except in the case of interest, fractional shares pursuant to customary and market conversion and other provisions or expenses (which may be payable in cash)) shall not constitute “amortization”, “redemption”, “repurchase” or “prepayment” for the purposes of this definition and (ii) that any amortization, mandatory redemption, repurchase or prepayment obligation or put right that is contingent upon the happening of an event that is not certain to occur (including, without limitation, a Change in Control or bankruptcy) shall not in and of itself be deemed to disqualify such Indebtedness under this clause (a) (notwithstanding the foregoing, in this clause (ii), the Borrower acknowledges that any payment prior to the Termination Date in respect of any such obligation or right shall only be made to the extent permitted by Section 6.12)),
(b)    is incurred pursuant to documentation containing (i) financial covenants, covenants governing the borrowing base, if any, covenants regarding portfolio valuation, and events of default that are no more restrictive in any respect upon the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, at any time that any Commitments or Loans are outstanding hereunder (including pursuant to any maturity extensions), than those set forth in this Agreement (other than, if such Indebtedness is governed by a customary indenture or similar instrument, events of default that are customary in indentures or similar instruments and that have no analogous provisions in this Agreement or credit agreements generally) (provided that, upon the Borrower’s request, this Agreement will be deemed to be automatically amended (and, upon the request of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, the Borrower and the Lenders shall enter into a document evidencing such amendment), mutatis mutandis, to make such covenants more restrictive in this Agreement as may be necessary to meet the requirements of this clause (b)(i)) (it being understood that put rights or repurchase or redemption obligations (x) in the case of convertible securities, in connection with the suspension or delisting of the Equity Interests of the Borrower or the failure of the Borrower to satisfy a continued listing rule with respect to its Equity Interests or (y) arising out of circumstances that would constitute a “fundamental change” (as such term is customarily defined in convertible note offerings) or an Event of Default shall not be deemed to be more restrictive for purposes of this definition) and (ii) other terms that are substantially comparable to, or
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more favorable to the Borrower than, market terms for substantially similar debt of other similarly situated borrowers as reasonably determined in good faith by the Borrower, and
(c)    is not secured by any assets of any Person. For the avoidance of doubt, (a) Unsecured Longer-Term Indebtedness shall also include any refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension of any Unsecured Longer-Term Indebtedness so long as such refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended Indebtedness continues to satisfy the requirements of clause (B) of this definition and (b) any payment on account of Unsecured Longer-Term Indebtedness shall be subject to Section 6.12.
Unsecured Shorter-Term Indebtedness” means, collectively, (a) any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (other than a Financing Subsidiary) that is not secured by any assets of any Person and that does not constitute Unsecured Longer-Term Indebtedness and (b) any Indebtedness for borrowed money of the Borrower or any Subsidiary (other than a Financing Subsidiary) that is designated as “Unsecured Shorter-Term Indebtedness” pursuant to Section 6.11. For the avoidance of doubt, Unsecured Shorter-Term Indebtedness shall also include any refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension of any Unsecured Shorter-Term Indebtedness so long as such refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended Indebtedness continues to satisfy the requirements of this definition.
USA PATRIOT Act” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.21.
U.S. Government Securities” means securities that are direct obligations of, and obligations the timely payment of principal and interest on which is fully guaranteed by, the United States or any agency or instrumentality of the United States the obligations of which are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States and in the form of conventional bills, bonds, and notes.
U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States Person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
U.S. Special Resolution Regimes” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.18.
Valuation Policy” means the Borrower’s valuation policy as in existence on the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date and delivered to the Administrative Agent prior to the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date, as may be amended or modified from time to time in a manner consistent with standard industry practice by a Permitted Policy Amendment.
Valuation Testing Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.12(b)(iii)(A).
Value” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.13.
wholly owned Subsidiary” of any person shall mean a Subsidiary of such person, all of the Equity Interests of which (other than directors’ qualifying shares or nominee or other similar shares required pursuant to applicable law) are owned by such person and/or one or more
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wholly owned Subsidiaries of such person. Unless the context otherwise requires, “wholly owned Subsidiary Guarantor” shall mean a wholly owned Subsidiary that is a Subsidiary Guarantor.
Withdrawal Liability” means liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a “complete withdrawal” or “partial withdrawal” from such Multiemployer Plan, as defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.
Withholding Agent” means any Obligor and the Administrative Agent.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule., and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contact or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right has been exercised under it to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.
SECTION 1.02 Classification of Loans and Borrowings. For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Dollar Loan” or a “Multicurrency Loan”), by Type (e.g., an “ABR Loan”, an “RFR Loan” or a “Eurocurrency Loan”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Multicurrency Eurocurrency Loan”). Borrowings also may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Dollar Borrowing” or a “Multicurrency Borrowing”), by Type (e.g., an “ABR Borrowing”, an “RFR Borrowing” or a “Eurocurrency Borrowing”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Multicurrency Eurocurrency Borrowing”). Loans and Borrowings may also be identified by Currency.
SECTION 1.03 Terms Generally. The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”. The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”. Unless the context requires otherwise (a) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein or therein), (b) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns (subject to any restrictions on such successors and assigns set forth herein), (c) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof, (d) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to,
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this Agreement and (e) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights. Solely for purposes of this Agreement, any references to “obligations” owed by any Person under any Hedging Agreement shall refer to the amount that would be required to be paid by such Person if such Hedging Agreement were terminated at such time (after giving effect to any netting agreement).
SECTION 1.04 Accounting Terms; GAAP. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature shall be construed in accordance with GAAP, as in effect from time to time; provided that, if the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrower requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the Effective Date in GAAP or in the application or interpretation thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then the Borrower, Administrative Agent and the Lenders agree to enter into negotiations in good faith in order to amend such provisions of the Agreement so as to equitably reflect such change to comply with GAAP with the desired result that the criteria for evaluating the Borrower’s financial condition shall be the same after such change to comply with GAAP as if such change had not been made; provided, however, until such amendments to equitably reflect such changes are effective and agreed to by the Borrower, Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders, the Borrower’s compliance with such financial covenants shall be determined on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change in GAAP becomes effective. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything herein to the contrary, the Borrower covenants and agrees with the Lenders that whether or not the Borrower may at any time adopt Financial Accounting Standard Board Accounting Standards Codification 825, all determinations relating to fair value accounting for liabilities or compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall be made on the basis that the Borrower has not adopted Accounting Standard Codification 825. In addition, notwithstanding Accounting Standards Update 2015-03, GAAP or any other matter, for purposes of calculating any financial or other covenants hereunder, debt issuance costs shall not be deducted from the related debt obligation. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, the definitions set forth in the Loan Document and any financial calculations required by the Loan Documents shall be computed to exclude any effects on lease accounting as a result of ASU No. 2016-02 Leases (Topic 842) (or any other Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect), regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued and regardless of any delayed implementation thereof, and all determinations of Capital Lease Obligations shall be made consistently therewith (i.e., ignoring any such changes in GAAP pursuant to ASU No. 2016-02 Leases (Topic 842) (or any other Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect).
SECTION 1.05 Currencies; Currency Equivalents.
(a)     Currencies Generally. At any time, any reference in the definition of the term “Agreed Foreign Currency” or in any other provision of this Agreement to the Currency of any particular nation means the lawful currency of such nation at such time whether or not the name of such Currency is the same as it was on the Effective Date. Except as provided in
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Section 2.09(b) and the last sentence of Section 2.16(a), for purposes of determining (i) whether the amount of any Multicurrency Borrowing or Letter of Credit then outstanding or to be borrowed at the same time as such Borrowing would exceed the aggregate amount of Multicurrency Commitments, (ii) the aggregate unutilized amount of the Multicurrency Commitments, (iii) the Multicurrency Credit Exposure, (iv) the LC Exposure, (v) the Covered Debt Amount and (vi) the Borrowing Base or the Value of any Portfolio Investment, the outstanding principal amount of any Borrowing or Letter of Credit that is denominated in any Foreign Currency or the Value of any Portfolio Investment that is denominated in any Foreign Currency shall be deemed to be the Dollar Equivalent of the amount of the Foreign Currency of such Borrowing, Letter of Credit or Portfolio Investment, as the case may be, determined as of the date of such Borrowing or Letter of Credit (determined in accordance with the last sentence of the definition of the term “Interest Period”) or the date of valuation of such Portfolio Investment, as the case may be; provided that in connection with the delivery of any Borrowing Base Certificate pursuant to Section 5.01(d) or (e), such amounts shall be determined as of the date of delivery of such Borrowing Base Certificate. Wherever in this Agreement in connection with a Borrowing or Loan an amount, such as a required minimum or multiple amount, is expressed in Dollars, but such Borrowing or Loan is denominated in a Foreign Currency, such amount shall be the relevant Foreign Currency Equivalent of such Dollar Amount (rounded to the nearest 1,000 units of such Foreign Currency). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, for purposes of determining compliance with any basket in this Agreement, in no event shall any Obligor be deemed to not be in compliance with any such basket solely as a result of a change in exchange rates.
(b)    Special Provisions Relating to Euro. Each obligation hereunder of any party hereto that is denominated in the National Currency of a state that is not a Participating Member State on the Effective Date shall, effective from the date on which such state becomes a Participating Member State, be redenominated in Euro in accordance with the legislation of the European Union applicable to the European Monetary Union; provided that, if and to the extent that any such legislation provides that any such obligation of any such party payable within such Participating Member State by crediting an account of the creditor can be paid by the debtor either in Euros or such National Currency, such party shall be entitled to pay or repay such amount either in Euros or in such National Currency. If the basis of accrual of interest or fees expressed in this Agreement with respect to an Agreed Foreign Currency of any country that becomes a Participating Member State after the date on which such currency becomes an Agreed Foreign Currency shall be inconsistent with any convention or practice in the interbank market for the basis of accrual of interest or fees in respect of the Euro, such convention or practice shall replace such expressed basis effective as of and from the date on which such state becomes a Participating Member State; provided that, with respect to any Borrowing denominated in such currency that is outstanding immediately prior to such date, such replacement shall take effect at the end of the Interest Period therefor.
Without prejudice to the liabilities of the Borrower to the Lenders and the Lenders to the Borrower under or pursuant to this Agreement, each provision of this Agreement shall be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agent may from time to time, in consultation with the Borrower, reasonably specify to be necessary or appropriate to reflect the introduction or changeover to the Euro in any country that becomes a Participating
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Member State after the Effective Date; provided that the Administrative Agent shall provide the Borrower and the Lenders with prior notice of the proposed change with an explanation of such change in sufficient time to permit the Borrower and the Lenders an opportunity to respond to such proposed change.
(c)    Exchange Rates; Currency Equivalents. The Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank, as applicable, shall determine the Spot Rates as of each Revaluation Date to be used for calculating Dollar Equivalent amounts of Loans, Letters of Credit and Credit Exposure denominated in Agreed Foreign Currencies. Such Spot Rates shall become effective as of such Revaluation Date and shall be the Spot Rates employed in converting any amounts between the applicable currencies until the next Revaluation Date to occur. Except for purposes of financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 5.01 or calculating financial covenants hereunder or except as otherwise provided herein, the applicable amount of any currency (other than Dollars) for purposes of the Loan Documents shall be such Dollar Equivalent amount as so determined by the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank, as applicable. Wherever in this Agreement in connection with a Borrowing, conversion, continuation or prepayment of a Eurocurrency Loan, RFR Loan or the issuance, amendment or extension of a Letter of Credit, an amount, such as a required minimum or multiple amount, is expressed in Dollars, but such Borrowing, Eurocurrency Loan, RFR Loan or Letter of Credit is denominated in an Agreed Foreign Currency, such amount shall be the relevant Foreign Currency Equivalent of such Dollar amount (rounded to the nearest unit of such Agreed Foreign Currency, with 0.5 of a unit being rounded upward).
SECTION 1.06 Outstanding Indebtedness. For the avoidance of doubt, to the extent that any Indebtedness is repaid, redeemed, repurchased, defeased or otherwise retired or discharged, such Indebtedness shall be deemed to be paid off and not to be outstanding for any purpose hereunder to the extent of the amount of such repayment, redemption, repurchase, defeasance, retirement or discharge.
SECTION 1.07 Rates; LIBOR Screen Rate Notification. The interest rate on Eurocurrency Loans is determined by reference to Eurocurrency Rate, which, in the case of LIBOR Quoted Currencies is derived from the London interbank offered rate. The London interbank offered rate is intended to represent the rate at which contributing banks may obtain short-term borrowings from each other in the London interbank market. In July 2017, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”), the regulatory supervisor of LIBOR’s administrator, the ICE Benchmark Administration (together with any successor to the ICE Benchmark Administration, the “IBA”), announced that, after the end of 2021, it would no longer persuade or compel contributing banks to make rate submissions to the IBA for purposes of the IBA setting the London interbank offered rate. In March 2021, both the FCA and IBA issued statements confirming that the publication of Pounds Sterling, CHF, Euros and Japanese Yen LIBOR Screen Rate (all tenors) and Dollar LIBOR Screen Rate (1-Week and 2-Month) shall cease at the end of 2021. The IBA stated it will publish the remaining Dollar LIBOR Screen Rate tenors (1-, 3-, 6- and 12-Month) until the end of June 2023. As a result, commencing in 2022, the London interbank offered rate may no longer be available or may no longer be deemed an appropriate reference rate upon which to determine the interest rate for the Loans denominated in LIBOR Quoted Currencies. In light of this eventuality, public and private sector
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industry initiatives are currently underway to identify new or alternative reference rates to be used in place of the London interbank offered rate. Upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, Section 2.12(d) provides the mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower, pursuant to Section 2.12(d), of any change to the reference rate upon which the interest rate on a Eurocurrency Loan or RFR Loan is based. However, the Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to the London interbank offered rate or other rates in the definition of “LIBOR Screen Rate,” “Eurocurrency Rate” or “Daily Simple RFR” or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof (including, without limitation, (i) any such alternative, successor or replacement rate implemented pursuant to Section 2.12(d), whether upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, and (ii) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes pursuant to Section 2.12(d), including without limitation, whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, the London interbank offered rate or have the same volume or liquidity as did the London interbank offered rate prior to its discontinuance or unavailability.
ARTICLE II.___    

THE CREDITS
SECTION 2.01 The Commitments.
(a)    Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Dollar Lender severally agrees to make Dollar Loans to the Borrower from time to time during the Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in (a) such Lender’s Dollar Credit Exposure exceeding such Lender’s Dollar Commitment, (b) the aggregate Dollar Credit Exposure of all of the Lenders exceeding the aggregate Dollar Commitments or (c) a Borrowing Base Deficiency.
(b)    Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Multicurrency Lender severally agrees to make Multicurrency Loans to the Borrower from time to time during the Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in (a) such Lender’s Multicurrency Credit Exposure exceeding such Lender’s Multicurrency Commitment, (b) the aggregate Multicurrency Credit Exposure of all of the Lenders exceeding the aggregate Multicurrency Commitments or (c) a Borrowing Base Deficiency.
(c)    Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower may borrow, prepay and reborrow Loans.
SECTION 2.02 Loans and Borrowings.
(a)    Obligations of Lenders. Each Loan shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Loans of the same Class, Currency and Type made by the Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective Commitments of the same Class. The failure of any Lender to
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make any Loan required to be made by it shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligations hereunder; provided that the Commitments of the Lenders are several and no Lender shall be responsible for any other Lender’s failure to make Loans as required.
(b)    Type of Loans. Subject to Section 2.12, each Borrowing of a Class shall be constituted entirely of ABR Loans, of RFR Loans or of Eurocurrency Loans of such Class denominated in a single Currency as the Borrower may request in accordance herewith. Each Pro-Rata Borrowing denominated in Dollars shall be constituted entirely of ABR Loans or of Eurocurrency Loans. Each Borrowing denominated in an Agreed Foreign Currency (other than Pounds Sterling or Swiss Francs) shall be constituted entirely of Eurocurrency Loans and each Borrowing denominated in Pounds Sterling or Swiss Francs shall be constituted entirely of RFR Loans. Each Lender at its option may make any Eurocurrency Loan or RFR Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Lender to make such Loan; provided that (i) any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and (ii) in exercising such option, such Lender shall use reasonable efforts to minimize any increased costs to the Borrower resulting therefrom (which obligation of the Lender shall not require it to take, or refrain from taking, actions that it determines would result in increased costs for which it will not be compensated hereunder or that it determines would be otherwise disadvantageous to it and in the event of such request for costs for which compensation is provided under this Agreement, the provisions of Section 2.14 shall apply).
(c)    Minimum Amounts. Each Borrowing (whether Eurocurrency, RFR or ABR) shall be in an aggregate amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, with respect to any Agreed Foreign Currency, such smaller minimum amount as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent; provided that a Borrowing of a Class may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused balance of the total Commitments of such Class or that is required to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.04(f). Borrowings of more than one Class, Currency Type may be outstanding at the same time.
(d)    Limitations on Interest Periods. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrower shall not be entitled to request (or to elect to convert to or continue as a Eurocurrency Borrowing) any Eurocurrency Borrowing if the Interest Period requested therefor would end after the Maturity Date.
SECTION 2.03 Requests for Borrowings1.
(a)    Notice by the Borrower. To request a Borrowing, the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request by delivery of a signed Borrowing Request or by telephone or e-mail (in each case, followed promptly by delivery of a signed Borrowing Request) (i) in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars, not later than 12:00 p.m., New York City time, three (3) Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing, (ii) in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in a LIBOR Quoted Currency not later than
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12:00 p.m. London time, three Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing, (iii) (x) in the case of an ABR Borrowing not in excess of $50,000,000, not later than 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the date of the proposed Borrowing and (y) in the case of any other ABR Borrowing, not later than 12:00 p.m., New York City time, one Business Day before the date of the proposed Borrowing or, (iv) in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in a non-LIBOR Quoted Currency, not later than 12:00 p.m., London time, four Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing or (v) in the case of an RFR Borrowing, not later than 12:00 p.m, New York City time, five (5) Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing. Each such request for a Borrowing shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery or by email to the Administrative Agent of a written Borrowing Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Agreement, in the case of any Borrowing denominated in Dollars, the Borrower may request that such Borrowing be split into a Dollar Loan in an aggregate principal amount equal to the Pro-Rata Dollar Portion and a Multicurrency Loan in an aggregate principal amount equal to the Pro-Rata Multicurrency Portion (any such Borrowing, a “Pro-Rata Borrowing”). Except as set forth in this Agreement, a Pro-Rata Borrowing shall be treated as being comprised of two separate Borrowings, a Dollar Borrowing under the Dollar Commitments and a Multicurrency Borrowing under the Multicurrency Commitments.
(b)    Content of Borrowing Requests. Each request for a Borrowing (whether a written Borrowing Request, a telephonic request or e-mail request) shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:
(i)    whether such Borrowing is to be made under the Dollar Commitments or the Multicurrency Commitments or is a Pro-Rata Borrowing;
(ii)    if such Borrowing is a Pro-Rata Borrowing, the Pro-Rata Dollar Portion and the Pro-Rata Multicurrency Portion;
(iii)    the aggregate amount and Currency of such Borrowing;
(iv)    the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day;
(v)    in the case of a Borrowing denominated in Dollars, whether such Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurocurrency Borrowing;
(vi)    in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the Interest Period therefor, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period” and permitted under Section 2.02(d); and
(vii)    the location and number of the Borrower’s account (or such other account(s) as the Borrower may designate in a written Borrowing Request accompanied by information reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent as to the identity and purpose of such other account(s)) to which funds are to be disbursed, which shall comply with the requirements of Section 2.05.
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(c)    Notice by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders. Promptly following receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent shall advise each applicable Lender of the details thereof and of the amounts of such Lender’s Loan to be made as part of the requested Borrowing.
(d)    Failure to Elect. If no election as to the Class of a Borrowing is specified in a Borrowing Request, then the requested Borrowing shall be denominated in Dollars and shall be a Pro-Rata Borrowing. If no election as to the Currency of a Borrowing is specified in a Borrowing requestRequest, then the requested Borrowing shall be denominated in Dollars. If no election as to the Type of a Borrowing is specified in a Borrowing Request, then the requested Borrowing shall be a Eurocurrency Borrowing having an Interest Period of one month’s duration and if an Agreed Foreign Currency has been specified, the requested Borrowing shall be a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in such Agreed Foreign Currency having an interest period of one month’s duration.; provided, however, if the specified Agreed Foreign Currency is Pounds Sterling or Swiss Francs, the requested Borrowings shall be an RFR Borrowing denominated in Pounds Sterling or Swiss Francs, as applicable. If a Eurocurrency Borrowing is requested but no Interest Period is specified, (i) if the Currency specified for such Borrowing is Dollars (or if no Currency has been specified), the requested Borrowing shall be a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars having an Interest Period of one month’s duration, and (ii) if the Currency specified for such Borrowing is an Agreed Foreign Currency, the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration.
SECTION 2.04 Letters of Credit.
(a)    General. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, in addition to the Loans provided for in Section 2.01, the Borrower may request the Issuing Bank to issue, and the Issuing Bank agrees to issue, at any time and from time to time during the Availability Period and under the Multicurrency Commitments, Letters of Credit denominated in Dollars or in any Agreed Foreign Currency for its own account or for the account of its designee (provided the Obligors shall remain primarily liable to the Lenders hereunder for payment and reimbursement of all amounts payable in respect of such Letter of Credit hereunder) for the purposes set forth in Section 5.09 in such form as is acceptable to the Issuing Bank in its reasonable determination and for the benefit of such named beneficiary or beneficiaries as are specified by the Borrower. Letters of Credit issued hereunder shall constitute utilization of the Multicurrency Commitments up to the aggregate amount then available to be drawn thereunder.
(b)    Notice of Issuance, Amendment, Renewal or Extension. To request the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or the amendment, renewal or extension of an outstanding Letter of Credit), the Borrower shall hand deliver or telecopy (or transmit by electronic communication, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Issuing Bank) to the Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent (reasonably in advance of the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension) a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended, renewed or extended, and specifying the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (which shall be a Business Day), the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which shall comply with paragraph (d) of this Section), the amount of such Letter of Credit, stating that such Letter of Credit is to be issued under the Multicurrency
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Commitments, the name and address of the beneficiary thereof and such other information as shall be necessary to prepare, amend, renew or extend such Letter of Credit. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify all Multicurrency Lenders following the issuance of any Letter of Credit. If requested by the Issuing Bank, the Borrower also shall submit a letter of credit application on the Issuing Bank’s standard form in connection with any request for a Letter of Credit. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and conditions of any form of letter of credit application or other agreement submitted by the Borrower to, or entered into by the Borrower with, the Issuing Bank relating to any Letter of Credit, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall control.
(c)    Limitations on Amounts. A Letter of Credit shall be issued, amended, renewed or extended only if (and upon issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of each Letter of Credit the Borrower shall be deemed to represent and warrant that), after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (i) the aggregate LC Exposure of the Issuing Bank (determined for these purposes without giving effect to the participations therein of the Lenders pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section) shall not exceed $25,000,000, (ii) the total Multicurrency Credit Exposures shall not exceed the aggregate Multicurrency Commitment and (iii) the total Covered Debt Amount shall not exceed the Borrowing Base then in effect.
(d)    Expiration Date. Each Letter of Credit shall expire at or prior to the close of business on the date twelve months after the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit (or, in the case of any renewal or extension thereof, twelve months after the then-current expiration date of such Letter of Credit, so long as such renewal or extension occurs within three months of such then-current expiration date); provided that any Letter of Credit with a one-year term may provide (pursuant to customary “evergreen” provisions) for the renewal thereof for additional one-year periods; provided, further, that (x) in no event shall any Letter of Credit have an expiration date that is later than the Revolver Termination Date unless the Borrower (1) Cash Collateralizes such Letter of Credit on or prior to the date that is two (2) Business Days prior to the Revolver Termination Date (by reference to the undrawn face amount of such Letter of Credit) that will remain outstanding as of the close of business on the Revolver Termination Date and (2) pays in full, on or prior to the Revolver Termination Date, all commissions required to be paid with respect to any such Letter of Credit through the then-current expiration date of such Letter of Credit and (y) no Letter of Credit shall have an expiration date after the Maturity Date.
(e)    Participations. By the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment to a Letter of Credit increasing the amount thereof) by the Issuing Bank, and without any further action on the part of the Issuing Bank or the Lenders, the Issuing Bank hereby grants to each Multicurrency Lender, and each Multicurrency Lender hereby acquires from the Issuing Bank, a participation in such Letter of Credit equal to such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit. Each Multicurrency Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations pursuant to this paragraph in respect of Letters of Credit is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including any amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or the occurrence and continuance of a Default or reduction or termination of the Commitments, provided that no Multicurrency Lender shall be required to purchase a
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participation in a Letter of Credit pursuant to this Section 2.04(e) if (x) the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 would not be satisfied in respect of a Borrowing at the time such Letter of Credit was issued and (y) the Required Multicurrency Lenders shall have so notified the Issuing Bank in writing and shall not have subsequently determined that the circumstances giving rise to such conditions not being satisfied no longer exist.
In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Multicurrency Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for account of the Issuing Bank, such Lender’s Applicable Multicurrency Percentage of each LC Disbursement made by the Issuing Bank in respect of Letters of Credit promptly upon the request of the Issuing Bank at any time from the time of such LC Disbursement until such LC Disbursement is reimbursed by the Borrower or at any time after any reimbursement payment is required to be refunded to the Borrower for any reason. Such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever. Each such payment shall be made in the same manner as provided in Section 2.05 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.05 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Multicurrency Lenders), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the Issuing Bank the amounts so received by it from the Multicurrency Lenders. Promptly following receipt by the Administrative Agent of any payment from the Borrower pursuant to paragraph (f), the Administrative Agent shall distribute such payment to the Issuing Bank or, to the extent that the Multicurrency Lenders have made payments pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse the Issuing Bank, then to such Lenders and the Issuing Bank as their interests may appear. Any payment made by a Multicurrency Lender pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse the Issuing Bank for any LC Disbursement shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve the Borrower of its obligation to reimburse such LC Disbursement.
(f)    Reimbursement. If the Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, the Borrower shall reimburse the Issuing Bank in respect of such LC Disbursement by paying to the Administrative Agent an amount equal to such LC Disbursement not later than 12:00 p.m., New York City time, on (i) the Business Day that the Borrower receives notice of such LC Disbursement, if such notice is received prior to 10:00 a.m., New York City time, or (ii) the Business Day immediately following the day that the Borrower receives such notice, if such notice is not received prior to such time, provided that, if such LC Disbursement is not less than $1,000,000, the Borrower may, subject to the conditions to borrowing set forth herein, request in accordance with Section 2.03 that such payment be financed with a Eurocurrency Borrowing having an Interest Period of one month’s duration of either Class or an RFR Borrowing in an equivalent amount and, to the extent so financed, the Borrower’s obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting Eurocurrency Borrowing having an Interest Period of one month’s duration or an RFR Borrowing, as applicable.
If the Borrower fails to make such payment when due, the Administrative Agent shall notify each applicable Lender of the applicable LC Disbursement, the payment then due from the Borrower in respect thereof and such Lender’s Applicable Multicurrency Percentage thereof.
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(g)    Obligations Absolute. The Borrower’s obligation to reimburse LC Disbursements as provided in paragraph (f) of this Section shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under any and all circumstances whatsoever and irrespective of (i) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit, or any term or provision therein, (ii) any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent or invalid in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, (iii) payment by the Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply strictly with the terms of such Letter of Credit, and (iv) any other event or circumstance whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this Section, constitute a legal or equitable discharge of the Borrower’s obligations hereunder.
None of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the Issuing Bank, or any of their respective Related Parties, shall have any liability or responsibility by reason of or in connection with the issuance or transfer of any Letter of Credit by the Issuing Bank or any payment or failure to make any payment thereunder (irrespective of any of the circumstances referred to in the preceding sentence), or any error, omission, interruption, loss or delay in transmission or delivery of any draft, notice or other communication under or relating to any Letter of Credit (including any document required to make a drawing thereunder), any error in interpretation of technical terms or any consequence arising from causes beyond the control of the Issuing Bank; provided that the foregoing shall not be construed to excuse the Issuing Bank from liability to the Borrower to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to consequential damages, claims in respect of which are hereby waived by the Borrower to the extent permitted by applicable law) suffered by the Borrower that are caused by the Issuing Bank’s gross negligence or willful misconduct when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof. The parties hereto expressly agree that:
(i)    the Issuing Bank may accept documents that appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and may make payment upon presentation of documents that appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit;
(ii)    the Issuing Bank shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to decline to accept such documents and to make such payment if such documents are not in strict compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit; and
(iii)    this sentence shall establish the standard of care to be exercised by the Issuing Bank when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof (and the parties hereto hereby waive, to the extent permitted by applicable law, any standard of care inconsistent with the foregoing).
(h)    Disbursement Procedures. The Issuing Bank shall, within a reasonable time following its receipt thereof, examine all documents purporting to represent a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit. The Issuing Bank shall promptly after such examination notify the Administrative Agent and the Borrower by telephone (confirmed by telecopy or by email) of such demand for payment and whether the Issuing Bank has made or will make an LC
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Disbursement thereunder; provided that any failure to give or delay in giving such notice shall not relieve the Borrower of its obligation to reimburse the Issuing Bank and the Lenders with respect to any such LC Disbursement.
(i)    Interim Interest. If the Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement, then, unless the Borrower shall reimburse such LC Disbursement in full on the date such LC Disbursement is made, the unpaid amount thereof shall bear interest, for each day from and including the date such LC Disbursement is made to but excluding the date that the Borrower reimburses such LC Disbursement, at the rate per annum then applicable to Eurocurrency Loans having an Interest Period of one month’s duration (or, if such LC Disbursement is denominated in Pounds Sterling or Swiss Francs, the rate per annum then applicable to RFR Loans for the applicable Currency); provided that, if the Borrower fails to reimburse such LC Disbursement within two Business Days following the date when due pursuant to paragraph (f) of this Section, then the provisions of Section 2.11(cd) shall apply. Interest accrued pursuant to this paragraph shall be for account of the Issuing Bank, except that interest accrued on and after the date of payment by any Lender pursuant to paragraph (f) of this Section to reimburse the Issuing Bank shall be for account of such Lender to the extent of such payment.
(j)    Replacement of the Issuing Bank. The Issuing Bank may be replaced at any time by written agreement among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the replaced Issuing Bank and the successor Issuing Bank. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders of any such replacement of the Issuing Bank. In addition to the foregoing, if a Lender becomes, and during the period in which it remains, a Defaulting Lender, and any Default has arisen from a failure of the Borrower to comply with Section 2.17(c), then the Issuing Bank may, upon prior written notice to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, resign as Issuing Bank, effective at the close of business New York City time on a date specified in such notice (which date may not be less than five (5) Business Days after the date of such notice). On or after the effective date of any such resignation, the Borrower and the Administrative Agent may, by written agreement, appoint a successor Issuing Bank. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders of any such replacement of the Issuing Bank. At the time any such replacement under any of the foregoing circumstances shall become effective, the Borrower shall pay all unpaid fees accrued for account of the replaced Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.10(b). From and after the effective date of any such replacement, (i) the successor Issuing Bank shall have all the rights and obligations of the replaced Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit to be issued thereafter and (ii) references herein to the term “Issuing Bank” shall be deemed to refer to such successor or to any previous Issuing Bank, or to such successor and all previous Issuing Banks, as the context shall require. After the replacement of the Issuing Bank hereunder, the replaced Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of the Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such replacement, but shall not be required to issue additional Letters of Credit.
(k)    Cash Collateralization. If the Borrower shall be required or shall elect, as the case may be, to provide cover for LC Exposure pursuant to Section 2.04(d), Section 2.09(b), Section 2.17(c)(ii) or the last paragraph of Article VII, the Borrower shall immediately Cash Collateralize such LC Exposure. Such Cash Collateral shall be held by the Administrative Agent
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in the first instance as collateral for LC Exposure under this Agreement and thereafter for the payment of the “Secured Obligations” as defined in the Guarantee and Security Agreement, and for these purposes the Borrower hereby grants a security interest to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Issuing Bank and the Lenders in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account and in any financial assets (as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code) or other property held therein.
SECTION 2.05 Funding of Borrowings.
(a)    Funding by Lenders. Each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by it hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds by 1:00 p.m., Local Time, to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders. The Administrative Agent will make such Loans available to the Borrower by promptly crediting the amounts so received, in like funds, to an account of the Borrower designated by the Borrower in the applicable Borrowing Request; provided that Borrowings made to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.04(f) shall be remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Issuing Bank.
(b)    Presumption by the Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Section and, in reliance upon such assumption, the Administrative Agent may (in its sole discretion and without any obligation to do so) make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in the corresponding Currency with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of such Lender, the Federal Funds Effective Rate and (ii) in the case of the Borrower, (x) with respect to Eurocurrency Borrowings, the interest rate applicable to Eurocurrency Loans having an Interest Period of one month’s duration and (y) with respect to Borrowings denominated in Pounds Sterling or Swiss Francs, the interest rate applicable to RFR Loans denominated in such Currency, as applicable. If such Lender pays such amount to the Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing. Nothing in this paragraph shall relieve any Lender of its obligation to fulfill its commitments hereunder, and shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.
SECTION 2.06 Interest Elections.
(a)    Elections by the Borrower for Borrowings. Subject to Section 2.03(d), the Loans constituting each Borrowing initially shall be of the Type specified in the applicable Borrowing Request and, in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, shall have the Interest Period specified in such Borrowing Request. Thereafter, subject to Section 2.06(e), the Borrower may elect to convert such Borrowing to a Borrowing of a different Type or to continue such
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Borrowing as a Borrowing of the same Type and, in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, may elect the Interest Period therefor, all as provided in this Section; provided, however that (i) a Borrowing of a Class may only be continued or converted into a Borrowing of the same Class, (ii) a Borrowing denominated in one Currency may not be continued as, or converted into, a Borrowing in a different Currency, (iii) no Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in a Foreign Currency may be continued if, after giving effect thereto, the aggregate Multicurrency Credit Exposures would exceed the aggregate Multicurrency Commitments and (iv) a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in a Foreign Currency may not be converted into a Borrowing of a different Type. The Borrower may elect different options with respect to different portions of the affected Borrowing, in which case each such portion shall be allocated ratably among the Lenders of the respective Class holding the Loans constituting such Borrowing, and the Loans constituting each such portion shall be considered a separate Borrowing.
(b)    Notice of Elections. To make an election pursuant to this Section, the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of such election by delivery of a signed Interest Election Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent or by telephone (followed promptly, but no later than the close of business on the date of such request, by a signed Interest Election Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent) by the time that a Borrowing Request would be required under Section 2.03 if the Borrower were requesting a Borrowing of the Type resulting from such election to be made on the effective date of such election. Each such Interest Election Request shall be irrevocable.
(c)    Content of Interest Election Requests. Each telephonic and written Interest Election Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:
(i)    the Borrowing (including the Class) to which such Interest Election Request applies and, if different options are being elected with respect to different portions thereof, the portions thereof to be allocated to each resulting Borrowing (in which case the information to be specified pursuant to clauses (iii) and (iv) of this paragraph shall be specified for each resulting Borrowing);
(ii)    the effective date of the election made pursuant to such Interest Election Request, which shall be a Business Day;
(iii)    in the case of a Borrowing denominated in Dollars, whether the resulting Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurocurrency Borrowing; and
(iv)    if the resulting Borrowing is a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the Interest Period therefor after giving effect to such election, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period” and permitted under Section 2.02(d).
(d)    Notice by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders. Promptly following receipt of an Interest Election Request, the Administrative Agent shall advise each applicable Lender of the details thereof and of such Lender’s portion of each resulting Borrowing.
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(e)    Failure to Elect; Events of Default. If the Borrower fails to deliver a timely and complete Interest Election Request with respect to a Eurocurrency Borrowing prior to the end of the Interest Period therefor, then, unless such Borrowing is repaid as provided herein, (i) if such Borrowing is denominated in Dollars, at the end of such Interest Period such Borrowing shall be converted to a Eurocurrency Borrowing of the same Class having an Interest Period of one month’s duration and (ii) if such Borrowing is denominated in a Foreign Currency, the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration. Notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent, at the request of the Required Lenders, so notifies the Borrower, then, so long as such Event of Default is continuing no outstanding Eurocurrency Borrowing may have an Interest Period of more than one month’s duration.
SECTION 2.07 Termination, Reduction or Increase of the Commitments.
(a)    Scheduled Termination. Unless previously terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, on the Revolver Termination Date the Commitments shall automatically be reduced to an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of the Loans and LC Exposure of all Lenders outstanding on the Revolver Termination Date and thereafter to an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of the Loans and LC Exposure outstanding after giving effect to each payment of principal and each expiration or termination of a Letter of Credit hereunder; provided that, for clarity, except as expressly provided for herein (including, without limitation, Section 2.04(e)), no Lender shall have any obligation to make new Loans or to issue, amend or renew an existing Letter of Credit on or after the Revolver Termination Date, and Loans outstanding on the Revolver Termination Date shall be due and payable on the Maturity Date in accordance with Section 2.08.
(b)    Voluntary Termination or Reduction. The Borrower may at any time terminate, or from time to time reduce, the Commitments ratably among each Class; provided that (i) each reduction of the Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.07(b) shall be in a minimum amount of at least $1,000,000 (or an amount less than $1,000,000 if the Commitments are being reduced to zero) and (ii) the Borrower shall not terminate or reduce the Commitments if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Loans of any Class in accordance with Section 2.09, the total Credit Exposures of such Class would exceed the total Commitments of such Class.
(c)    Notice of Voluntary Termination or Reduction. The Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Commitments under paragraph (b) of this Section at least three (3) Business Days prior to the effective date of such termination or reduction, specifying such election and the effective date thereof. Promptly following receipt of any notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the applicable Lenders of the contents thereof. Each notice delivered by the Borrower pursuant to this Section shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of termination of the Commitments of a Class delivered by the Borrower may state that such notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other events, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied.
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(d)    Effect of Termination or Reduction. Any termination or reduction of the Commitments shall be permanent. Each reduction of the Commitments of a Class shall be made ratably among the Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitments of such Class.
(e)    Increase of the Commitments.
(i)    Requests for Increase by Borrower. The Borrower shall have the right, at any time after the Effective Date but prior to the Revolver Termination Date, to propose that the Commitments of a Class hereunder be increased (each such proposed increase being a “Commitment Increase”) by notice to the Administrative Agent specifying each existing Lender (each an “Increasing Lender”) and/or each additional lender (each an “Assuming Lender”) that shall have agreed to an additional Commitment and the date on which such increase is to be effective (the “Commitment Increase Date”), which date shall be a Business Day at least three Business Days (or such lesser period as the Administrative Agent may reasonably agree) after delivery of such notice and at least thirty (30) days prior to the Revolver Termination Date; provided that, subject to the foregoing, each Commitment Increase shall become effective only upon satisfaction of the following conditions:
(A)    the minimum amount of the Commitment of any Assuming Lender, and the minimum amount of the increase of the Commitment of any Increasing Lender, as part of such Commitment Increase shall be $5,000,000 or a larger multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof (or, in each case, in such other amounts as agreed by the Administrative Agent);
(B)    immediately after giving effect to such Commitment Increase, the total Commitments of all of the Lenders hereunder shall not exceed $1,200,000,000;
(C)    each Assuming Lender and the Commitment Increase shall be consented to by the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed);
(D)    no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on such Commitment Increase Date or shall result from the proposed Commitment Increase; and
(E)    the representations and warranties contained in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects (other than any representation or warranty already qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, which shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the Commitment Increase Date as if made on and as of such date (or, if any such representation or warranty is expressly stated to have been made as of a specific date, as of such specific date).
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For the avoidance of doubt, no Lender shall be obligated to agree to an increased Commitment requested by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.07(e).
(ii)    Effectiveness of Commitment Increase by Borrower. On the Commitment Increase Date for any Commitment Increase, each Assuming Lender, if any, providing a Commitment as part of such Commitment Increase shall become a Lender hereunder as of such Commitment Increase Date with a Commitment in the amount set forth in the agreement referred to in Section 2.07(e)(ii)(y) and the Commitment of each Increasing Lender, if any, increasing its Commitment as part of such Commitment Increase shall be increased as of such Commitment Increase Date to the amount set forth in the agreement referred to in Section 2.07(e)(ii)(y); provided that:
(x)    the Administrative Agent shall have received on or prior to 12:00 p.m., New York City time, on such Commitment Increase Date a certificate of a duly authorized officer of the Borrower stating that each of the applicable conditions to such Commitment Increase set forth in the foregoing paragraph (i) has been satisfied; and
(y)    each Assuming Lender and/or Increasing Lender providing or increasing a Commitment, respectively, as part of such Commitment Increase shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent, on or prior to 12:00 p.m., New York City time on such Commitment Increase Date, an agreement, duly executed by each such Assuming Lender and/or Increasing Lender, as applicable, and the Borrower, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and acknowledged by the Administrative Agent, pursuant to which each such Assuming Lender and/or Increasing Lender shall, effective as of such Commitment Increase Date, provide or increase its Commitment of the applicable Class, respectively.
Promptly following satisfaction of such conditions, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders (including any Assuming Lenders) thereof and of the occurrence of the Commitment Increase Date by facsimile transmission or electronic messaging system.
(iii)    Recordation into Register. Upon its receipt of an agreement referred to in clause (ii)(y) above executed by each Assuming Lender and/or each Increasing Lender providing or increasing a Commitment, respectively, as part of such Commitment Increase, together with the certificate referred to in clause (ii)(x) above, the Administrative Agent shall, if such agreement referred to in clause (ii)(y) has been completed, (x) accept such agreement, (y) record the information contained therein in the Register and (z) give prompt notice thereof to the Borrower.
(iv)    Adjustments of Borrowings upon Effectiveness of Increase. On each Commitment Increase Date, the Borrower shall (A) prepay the outstanding Loans of the affected Class (if any) in full, (B) simultaneously borrow new Loans of such Class hereunder in an amount equal to such prepayment; provided that with respect to subclauses (A) and (B), (x) the prepayment to, and borrowing from, any existing Lender shall be effected by book entry to the extent that any portion of the amount prepaid to
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such Lender will be subsequently borrowed from such Lender and (y) the existing Lenders, the Increasing Lenders and the Assuming Lenders shall make and receive payments among themselves, in a manner acceptable to the Administrative Agent, so that, after giving effect thereto, the Loans are held ratably by the Lenders of such Class in accordance with the respective Commitments of such Class of such Lenders (after giving effect to such Commitment Increase) and (C) pay to the Lenders of such Class the amounts, if any, payable under Section 2.14 as a result of any such prepayment. Notwithstanding the foregoing, unless otherwise consented in writing by the Borrower, no Commitment Increase Date shall occur on any day other than the last day of an Interest Period. Concurrently therewith, the Lenders with Multicurrency Commitments shall be deemed to have adjusted their participation interests in any outstanding Letters of Credit so that such interests are held ratably in accordance with their Multicurrency Commitments as so increased. The Administrative Agent shall amend Schedule 1.01(b) to reflect the aggregate amount of each Lender’s Commitments (including Increasing Lenders and Assuming Lenders). Each reference to Schedule 1.01(b) in this Agreement shall be to Schedule 1.01(b) as amended pursuant to this Section.
(v)    Terms of Loans issued on the Commitment Increase Date. For the avoidance of doubt, the terms and provisions of any new Loans issued by any Assuming Lender or Increasing Lender, and the Commitment Increase of any Assuming Lender or Increasing Lender, shall be identical to terms and provisions of the Loans issued by, and the Commitments of, the Lenders immediately prior to the applicable Commitment Increase Date.
SECTION 2.08 Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt.
(a)    Repayment. Subject to, and in accordance with, the terms of this Agreement, the Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay to the Administrative Agent for account of the Lenders the outstanding principal amount of each Class of Loans and all other amounts due and owing hereunder and under the other Loan Documents on the Maturity Date.
(b)    Manner of Payment. Prior to any repayment or prepayment of any Borrowings hereunder, the Borrower shall select the Borrowing or Borrowings to be paid and shall notify the Administrative Agent by telephone (confirmed by telecopy or e-mail) of such selection not later than the time set forth in Section 2.09(e) prior to the scheduled date of such repayment. Subject to Section 2.09 and to the proviso to Section 2.16(c), if the repayment or prepayment is denominated in Dollars and the Class to be repaid or prepaid is specified (or if no Class is specified and there is only one Class of Loans with Borrowings in Dollars outstanding), such repayment or prepayment shall be applied ratably between or among, as applicable, the Loans of such Class (based on the outstanding principal amount of such Loans), in each case first to repay or prepay any outstanding ABR Borrowings of such Loans and second to repay or prepay the remaining Borrowings denominated in Dollars of such Loans in the order of the remaining duration of their respective Interest Period (the Borrowing with the shortest remaining Interest period to be repaid or prepaid first). Subject to Section 2.09 and to the proviso to Section 2.16(c), if the repayment or prepayment is denominated in Dollars and the Class to be repaid or prepaid is not specified, such repayment or prepayment shall be applied (i) ratably between or among, as applicable, the Dollar denominated Loans of the Multicurrency Lenders
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(based on the then outstanding principal amounts of such Dollar denominated Loans), in each case (x) first to repay or prepay any outstanding ABR Borrowings of the Multicurrency Lenders, and (y) then second to repay or prepay the remaining Borrowings denominated in Dollars of the Multicurrency Lenders in the order in the order of the remaining duration of their respective Interest Periods (the Borrowings with the shortest remaining Interest Periods to be repaid first), and (ii) once the outstanding principal amount of all Dollar denominated Loans of the Multicurrency Lenders is paid in full, ratably between or among, as applicable, the Loans of the Dollar Lenders (based on the then outstanding principal amount of such Loans), in each case (x) first to repay or prepay any outstanding ABR Borrowings of the Dollar Lenders and (y) then second to repay or prepay the remaining Borrowings of the Dollar Lenders in order of the remaining duration of their respective Interest Periods (the Borrowings with the shortest remaining Interest Period to be repaid first). Subject to Section 2.09 and to the proviso Section 2.16(c), if the repayment or prepayment is denominated in a particular Agreed Foreign Currency, such repayment or prepayment shall be applied ratably between or among, as applicable, any remaining Borrowings denominated in such Agreed Foreign Currency (based on the then outstanding principal amount of such Loans), in each case in the order of the remaining duration of their respective Interest Periods (the Borrowing with the shortest remaining Interest Period to be repaid first). Each payment specified as a payment on account of the Pro-Rata Borrowings shall be applied ratably between the Dollar Loans and the Multicurrency Loans (based on the then outstanding principal amount of such Loans), in each case in the order of the remaining duration of their respective Interest Periods (the Borrowing with the shortest remaining Interest Period to be repaid first). Each payment of a Borrowing of a Class shall be applied ratably to the Loans of such Class included in such Borrowing.
(c)    Maintenance of Records by Lenders. Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice records evidencing the indebtedness of the Borrower to such Lender resulting from each Loan made by such Lender, including the amounts and Currency of principal and interest payable and paid to such Lender from time to time hereunder.
(d)    Maintenance of Records by the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall maintain records in which it shall record (i) the amount of each Loan made hereunder, the Type thereof and each Interest Period therefor, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrower to each Lender hereunder and (iii) the amount of any sum received by the Administrative Agent hereunder for account of the Lenders with respect to each Loan and each Lender’s share thereof.
(e)    Effect of Entries. The entries made in the records maintained pursuant to paragraph (c) or (d) of this Section shall be prima facie evidence, absent manifest error, of the existence and amounts of the obligations recorded therein; provided that the failure of any Lender or the Administrative Agent to maintain such records or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay the Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.
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(f)    Promissory Notes. Any Lender may request that Loans made by it be evidenced by a promissory note. In such event, the Borrower shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender a promissory note payable to such Lender (or, if requested by such Lender, to such Lender and its permitted registered assigns) and in a form attached hereto as Exhibit C. Thereafter, the Loans evidenced by such promissory note and interest thereon shall at all times (including after assignment pursuant to Section 9.04) be represented by one or more promissory notes in such form payable to the payee named therein (or, if such promissory note is a registered note, to such payee and its permitted registered assigns).
SECTION 2.09 Prepayment of Loans.
(a)    Optional Prepayments. The Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time (but subject to Section 2.09(e)) to prepay any Borrowing in whole or in part, without premium or fee (but subject to Section 2.14), subject to the requirements of this Section. Each prepayment in part under this Section 2.09(a) shall be in a minimum amount of $5,000,000 or a larger multiple of $1,000,000 (or such lesser amount as is then outstanding).
(b)    Mandatory Prepayments due to Changes in Exchange Rates.
(i)    Determination of Amount Outstanding. On each Quarterly Date and, in addition, promptly upon the receipt by the Administrative Agent of a Currency Valuation Notice (as defined below), the Administrative Agent shall determine the aggregate Multicurrency Credit Exposure. For the purpose of this determination, the outstanding principal amount of any Loan or LC Exposure that is denominated in any Foreign Currency shall be deemed to be the Dollar Equivalent of the amount in the Foreign Currency of such Loan or LC Exposure, determined as of such Quarterly Date or, in the case of a Currency Valuation Notice received by the Administrative Agent prior to 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on a Business Day, on such Business Day or, in the case of a Currency Valuation Notice otherwise received, on the first Business Day after such Currency Valuation Notice is received. Upon making such determination, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Multicurrency Lenders and the applicable Borrower thereof.
(ii)    Prepayment. If, on the date of such determination, the aggregate Multicurrency Credit Exposure minus the Cash Collateralized LC Exposure exceeds 105% of the aggregate amount of the Multicurrency Commitments then in effect, the Borrower shall prepay the Multicurrency Loans (and/or Cash Collateralize LC Exposure as contemplated by Section 2.04(k)) within 15 Business Days following such date of determination in such aggregate amounts as shall be necessary so that after giving effect thereto the aggregate Multicurrency Credit Exposure does not exceed the Multicurrency Commitments.
For purposes hereof, “Currency Valuation Notice” means a notice given by the Required Multicurrency Lenders to the Administrative Agent stating that such notice is a “Currency Valuation Notice” and requesting that the Administrative Agent determine the aggregate Multicurrency Credit Exposure. The Administrative Agent shall not be required to make more
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than one valuation determination pursuant to Currency Valuation Notices within any rolling three month period.
Any prepayment made pursuant to this paragraph shall be applied first, to the Multicurrency Loans outstanding and second, as cover for LC Exposure.
(c)    Mandatory Prepayments due to Borrowing Base Deficiency. In the event that (i) the amount of the total Dollar Credit Exposure exceeds the total Dollar Commitments and/or (ii) the amount of the total Multicurrency Credit Exposure exceeds the total Multicurrency Commitments (other than as a result of a change in exchange rates pursuant to Section 2.09(b)), the Borrower shall prepay Loans (and/or Cash Collateralize Letters of Credit as contemplated by Section 2.04(k)) in such amounts as shall be necessary so that (x) in the case of clause (i), the amount of total Dollar Credit Exposure does not exceed the total Dollar Commitments and (y) in the case of clause (ii), the amount of total Multicurrency Credit Exposure does not exceed the total Multicurrency Commitments. In the event that at any time any Borrowing Base Deficiency shall exist, promptly (but in no event later than 5 Business Days), the Borrower shall either prepay (x) the Loans (and/or Cash Collateralize Letters of Credit as contemplated by Section 2.04(k)) so that the Borrowing Base Deficiency is promptly cured or (y) the Loans and the Other Covered Indebtedness in such amounts as shall be necessary so that such Borrowing Base Deficiency is promptly cured; provided, that as among the Loans (and Letters of Credit) on the one hand and the Other Covered Indebtedness on the other hand, such prepayment shall be at least ratable (based on the outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness) as to payments of Loans (and Letters of Credit) in relation to Other Covered Indebtedness); provided, that if within such 5 Business Day period, the Borrower shall present to the Administrative Agent a reasonably feasible plan, which plan is reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, that will enable any such Borrowing Base Deficiency to be cured within 30 Business Days of the occurrence of such Borrowing Base Deficiency (which 30-Business Day period shall include the 5 Business Days permitted for delivery of such plan), then such prepayment or reduction shall be effected in accordance with such plan (subject, for the avoidance of doubt, to the limitations as to the allocation of such prepayments set forth above in this Section 2.09(b)). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower shall pay interest in accordance with Section 2.11(cd) for so long as the Covered Debt Amount exceeds the Borrowing Base during such 30-Business Day period. For clarity, in the event that the Borrowing Base Deficiency is not cured prior to the end of such 5-Business Day period (or, if applicable, such 30-Business Day period), it shall constitute an Event of Default under clause (a) of Article VII.
(d)    Mandatory Prepayments due to Certain Events Following Availability Period. Subject to Section 2.09(e):
(i)    Asset Sales. In the event that any Obligor shall receive any Net Asset Sale Proceeds at any time after the Availability Period, the Borrower shall, no later than the third Business Day following the receipt of such Net Asset Sale Proceeds, prepay the Loans in an amount equal to such Net Asset Sale Proceeds (and the Commitments shall be permanently reduced by such amount); provided, that with respect to Asset Sales of assets that are not Portfolio Investments, the Borrower shall not be required to prepay the
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Loans unless and until (and to the extent that) the aggregate Net Asset Sale Proceeds relating to all such Asset Sales are greater than $2,000,000.
(ii)    Returns of Capital. In the event that any Obligor shall receive any Net Return of Capital at any time after the Availability Period, the Borrower shall, no later than the third Business Day following the receipt of such Net Return of Capital, prepay the Loans in an amount equal to 100% of such Net Return of Capital (and the Commitments shall be permanently reduced by such amount).
(iii)    Equity Issuances. In the event that the Borrower shall receive any Cash proceeds from the issuance of Equity Interests of the Borrower at any time after the Availability Period, the Borrower shall, no later than the third Business Day following the receipt of such Cash proceeds, prepay the Loans in an amount equal to 75% of such Cash proceeds, net of underwriting discounts and commissions or other similar payments and other reasonable costs, fees, premiums and expenses directly associated therewith, including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees and expenses, (and the Commitments shall be permanently reduced by such amount).
(iv)    Indebtedness. In the event that any Obligor shall receive any Cash proceeds from the issuance of Indebtedness (excluding Hedging Agreements permitted by Section 6.01 and other Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01(a), (e), (f), (g) and (j)) at any time after the Availability Period, such Obligor shall, no later than the third Business Day following the receipt of such Cash proceeds, prepay the Loans in an amount equal to 100% of such Cash proceeds, net of underwriting discounts and commissions or other similar payments and other reasonable costs, fees, commissions, premiums and expenses directly associated therewith, including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees and expenses (and the Commitments shall be permanently reduced by such amount).
(e)    Mandatory Prepayment of Eurocurrency Loans. If the Loans to be prepaid pursuant to Section 2.09(d)(ii) are Eurocurrency Loans, the Borrower may defer such prepayment (and permanent Commitment reduction) until the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Loans, so long as the Borrower deposits an amount equal to an amount required to be prepaid, no later than the third Business Day following the receipt of such amount, into a segregated collateral account in the name and under the dominion and control (within the meaning of Section 9-104 of the Uniform Commercial Code) of the Administrative Agent pending application of such amount to the prepayment of the Loans (and permanent reduction of the Commitments) on the last day of such Interest Period.
(f)    Payments Following Availability Period or During an Event of Default. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in Section 2.08 or this Section 2.09 or otherwise herein, following the end of the Availability Period (with respect to clauses (i) and (ii)) or following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default (with respect to clause (iii)):
(i)    No optional prepayment of the Loans made of any Class shall be permitted unless at such time, the Borrower also prepays its Loans of the other Class or, in the case
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of a prepayment of Dollar Loans and to the extent no Multicurrency Loans are outstanding, provides Cash Collateral as contemplated by Section 2.04(k) for the outstanding Letters of Credit, which prepayment (and Cash Collateral) shall be made on a pro-rata basis (based on the outstanding principal amounts of such Indebtedness) between each outstanding Class of Credit Exposure;
(ii)    any prepayment of Loans in Dollars required to be made in connection with any of the events specified in Section 2.09(d) shall be applied ratably between the Dollar Lenders and the Multicurrency Lenders based on the then outstanding principal amounts of Loans denominated in Dollars; provided, that, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, each prepayment in an Agreed Foreign Currency (including as a result of the Borrower’s receipt of proceeds from a prepayment event in such Agreed Foreign Currency (it being the understanding that any receipt of proceeds in an Agreed Foreign Currency shall first be used to make a payment on account of the Loans denominated in such Agreed Foreign Currency)) shall be applied ratably among just the Multicurrency Lenders to prepay the Loans denominated in such Agreed Foreign Currency and, if after such payment, if applicable, or otherwise, the balance of the Loans denominated in such Agreed Foreign Currency remaining is zero, then, if there are any remaining proceeds, the Borrower shall prepay (in Dollars) the remaining Loans on a pro rata basis (based on the aggregate outstanding Dollar Equivalent principal amount of such Loans) between each outstanding Class of Loans; and
(iii)    Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary in this Agreement, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, then any payment or repayment of the Loans shall be made and applied ratably (based on the aggregate Dollar Equivalents of the outstanding principal amounts of such Loans) between Dollar Loans, Multicurrency Loans and Letters of Credit.
(g)    Notices, Etc. The Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent in writing or by telephone (followed promptly by written confirmation) of any prepayment hereunder (i) in the case of prepayment of a Eurocurrency Borrowing under Section 2.09(a), not later than 12:00 p.m., New York City time (or, in the case of a prepayment of a Eurocurrency denominated in a Foreign Currency under Section 2.09(a), 12:00 a.m. London time), three (3) Business Days before the date of prepayment or, (ii) in the case of repayment or prepayment of an RFR Borrowing under Section 2.09(a), not later than 12:00 p.m., New York City time, five (5) Business Days before the date of repayment or prepayment, (iii) in the case of prepayment of an ABR Borrowing under Section 2.09(a), or in the case of any prepayment under Section 2.09(b), (c), or (d), not later than 12:00 p.m., New York City time, on the Business Day of prepayment, or (iiiiv) in each case of the notice periods described in clauses (i) and, (ii) and (iii), such lesser period as the Administrative Agent may reasonably agree with respect to notices given in connection with any of the events specified in Section 2.09(d)(ii). Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the prepayment date, the principal amount of each Borrowing or portion thereof to be prepaid and, in the case of a mandatory prepayment, a reasonably detailed calculation of the amount of such prepayment; provided, that, (1) if a notice of prepayment is given in connection with a conditional notice of termination or reduction of the Commitments as contemplated by Section 2.07(c), then such notice of prepayment may be revoked if such notice of termination or reduction is revoked in accordance with Section 2.07(c)
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and (2) any such notices given in connection with any of the events specified in Section 2.09(cd) may be conditioned upon (x) the consummation of the Asset Sale or the issuance of Equity Interests or Indebtedness (as applicable) or (y) the receipt of net cash proceeds from Asset Sales or Net Returns of Capital. Promptly following receipt of any such notice relating to a Borrowing, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof. Each prepayment of a Borrowing shall be applied ratably to the Loans included in the prepaid Borrowing. In the event the Borrower is required to make any concurrent prepayments under both paragraph (c) and also another paragraph of this Section 2.09, any such prepayments shall be applied toward a prepayment pursuant to paragraph (c) before any prepayment pursuant to any other paragraph of this Section 2.09. Prepayments shall be accompanied by accrued interest to the extent required by Section 2.11 and shall be made in the manner specified in Section 2.08(b).
(h)    RIC Tax Distributions. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Net Asset Sale Proceeds and Net Return of Capital required to be applied to the prepayment of the Loans pursuant to Section 2.09(d) shall exclude the amounts estimated in good faith by the Borrower to be necessary for the Borrower to make distributions on account of such Net Asset Sale Proceeds and Net Returns of Capital sufficient in amount to achieve the objectives set forth in (i), (ii) and (iii) of Section 6.05(b)(1) hereof solely to the extent that the Tax Amount in or with respect to any taxable year (or any calendar year, as relevant) is increased as a result of the receipt of such Net Asset Sale Proceeds or Net Return of Capital, as the case may be.
SECTION 2.10 Fees.
(a)    Commitment Fee. The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender a commitment fee, which shall accrue (i) for the period beginning on the Effective Date to and including the earlier of the date such Lender’s Commitment terminates and the date that is six months after the Effective Date, at a rate equal to 0.375% per annum on the daily unused portion of the Commitment of such Lender as of the close of business on such day and (ii) for the period beginning the day after the date that is six months after the Effective Date to and including the earlier of the date such Lender’s Commitment terminates and the Revolver Termination Date, at a rate equal to (x) 0.50% per annum on the daily unused amount of the Dollar Commitments and Multicurrency Commitments, as applicable, of such Lender as of the close of business on such day if the daily unused amount of the Dollar Commitments and the Multicurrency Commitments is greater than sixty six and two-thirds percent (66 and 2/3%) of such Lender’s Dollar Commitment and Multicurrency Commitment, as applicable and (y) 0.375% per annum on the daily unused amount of the Dollar Commitments and Multicurrency Commitments, as applicable of such Lender as of the close of business on such day if the daily unused amount of the Dollar Commitment and Multicurrency Commitment is equal to or less than sixty six and two-thirds percent (66 and 2/3%). Accrued commitment fees shall be payable in arrears (x) within one Business Day after each Quarterly Date and (y) on the earlier of the date the Commitments of the respective Class terminate and the Revolver Termination Date, commencing on the first such date to occur after the Effective Date. All commitment fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day). For purposes of computing commitment fees, the Commitments
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of any Class of a Lender shall be deemed to be used to the extent of the outstanding Loans of such Class and LC Exposure of such Class of all Lenders.
(b)    Letter of Credit Fees. The Borrower agrees to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for account of each Multicurrency Lender a participation fee with respect to its participations in Letters of Credit, which shall accrue at a rate per annum equal to the Applicable Margin applicable to interest on Eurocurrency Loans (or, if such Letter of Credit is denominated in Pounds Sterling or Swiss Francs, RFR Loans) on the average daily amount of such Lender’s LC Exposure (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date on which such Lender’s Multicurrency Commitment terminates and the date on which such Lender ceases to have any LC Exposure, and (ii) to the Issuing Bank a fronting fee, which shall accrue at the rate of one-half of one percent (0.50%) per annum on the average daily amount of the LC Exposure (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date of termination of the Commitments and the date on which there ceases to be any LC Exposure, as well as the Issuing Bank’s standard fees with respect to the issuance, amendment renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or processing of drawings thereunder. Participation fees and fronting fees accrued through and including each Quarterly Date shall be payable on the third Business Day following such Quarterly Date, commencing on the first such date to occur after the Effective Date; provided that all such fees with respect to the Letters of Credit shall be payable on earlier of the Revolver Termination Date and the date on which all Multicurrency Commitments are otherwise terminated in accordance with the terms hereof (such earlier date, the “termination date”) and the Borrower shall pay any such fees that have accrued and that are unpaid on the termination date and, in the event any Letters of Credit shall be outstanding that have expiration dates after the termination date, the Borrower shall prepay on the termination date the full amount of the participation and fronting fees that will accrue on such Letters of Credit subsequent to the termination date through but not including the date such outstanding Letters of Credit are scheduled to expire (and in that connection, the Multicurrency Lenders agree not later than the date two Business Days after the date on which the last such Letter of Credit shall expire or be terminated to rebate to the Borrower the excess, if any, of the aggregate participation and fronting fees that ultimate accrue through the date of such expiration or termination). Any other fees payable to the Issuing Bank pursuant to this paragraph shall be payable within 10 Business Days after demand. All participation fees and fronting fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).
(c)    Administrative Agent Fees. The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for its own account, fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
(d)    Payment of Fees. All fees payable hereunder shall be paid on the dates due, in Dollars and immediately available funds, to the Administrative Agent (or to the Issuing Bank, in the case of fees payable to it) for distribution, in the case of facility fees and
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participation fees, to the Lenders entitled thereto. Fees paid shall not be refundable under any circumstances absent manifest error.
SECTION 2.11 Interest.
(a)    ABR Loans. The Loans constituting each ABR Borrowing shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin.
(b)    Eurocurrency Loans. The Loans constituting each Eurocurrency Borrowing shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for the related Interest Period for such Borrowing plus the Applicable Margin.
(c)    RFR Loans. The Loans constituting each RFR Borrowing shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to Adjusted Daily Simple RFR for the applicable Currency plus the Applicable Margin.
(ed)    Default Interest. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) automatically, if any Event of Default described in clause (a), (b), (d) (only with respect to Section 6.07), (h) or (i) of Article VII has occurred and is continuing, or if the Covered Debt Amount exceeds the Borrowing Base during the 5-Business Day period (or, if applicable, the 30-Business Day period) referred to in Section 2.09(c), and (y) upon the demand of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders when any other Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the interest rates applicable to the Loans shall accrue, and any fee or other amount due and payable (after giving effect to any grace or cure period) by the Borrower hereunder shall bear interest, after as well as before judgment, at a rate per annum equal to (i) in the case of principal of any Loan, 2.00% plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loan as provided above, (ii) in the case of any other amount, 2.00% plus (x) if such other amount is denominated in Dollars, the rate applicable to ABR Loans as provided in paragraph (a) of this Section or, (y) if such other amount is denominated in a Foreign Currency (other than Pounds Sterling or Swiss Francs), the rate applicable to the applicable Eurocurrency Loans as provided in paragraph (b) of this Section or (z) if such other amount is denominated in Pounds Sterling or Swiss Francs, the rate applicable to RFR Loans for the applicable Currency as provided in paragraph (c) of this Section.
(de)    Payment of Interest. Accrued interest on each Loan shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date for such Loan in the Currency in which such Loan is denominated and upon the Maturity Date; provided that (i) interest accrued pursuant to paragraph (cd) of this Section shall be payable on demand, (ii) in the event of any repayment or prepayment of any Loan (other than a prepayment of an ABR Loan prior to the Maturity Date), accrued interest on the principal amount repaid or prepaid shall be payable on the date of such repayment or prepayment and (iii) in the event of any conversion of any Eurocurrency Borrowing prior to the end of the Interest Period therefor, accrued interest on such Borrowing shall be payable on the effective date of such conversion.
(cf)    Computation. All interest hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days, except that (A) Eurocurrency Borrowings in Canadian Dollars or AUD shall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 days (or 366 days in a leap year) and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day) and, (B)
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EurocurrencyRFR Borrowings in Pounds Sterling andshall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 days (or 366 days in a leap year) and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day) and (C) ABR Borrowings, at times when the Alternate Base Rate is based on the Prime Rate shall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 days (or 366 days in a leap year), and in each case shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day). The applicable Alternate Base Rate, Adjusted Daily Simple RFR or Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
SECTION 2.12 Eurocurrency Borrowing and RFR Borrowing Provisions.
(a)    If, at any time that the Administrative Agent shall seek to determine the relevant Screen Rate on (1) the Quotation Day for any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Borrowing or (2) the RFR Rate Day for an RFR Borrowing, the applicable Screen Rate shall not be available for such RFR Borrowing or such Interest Period for the applicable Currency with respect to such Eurocurrency Borrowing, as applicable, for any reason and the Administrative Agent shall determine that it is not possible to determine the Interpolated Rate (which conclusion shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error), (i) if the Administrative Agent is seeking to determine the relevant Screen Rate in the context of a Borrowing Request or an Interest Election Request electing the applicable Interest Period (A) if such Borrowing is in Dollars then either, at the Borrower’s election, (u) the applicable Borrowing Request or Interest Election Request shall be deemed ineffective or (v) such Borrowing shall be made as or converted to an ABR Borrowing at the Alternate Base Rate, (B) if such Borrowing is in Canadian Dollars then either, at the Borrower’s election, (w) such Borrowing Request or Interest Election Request shall be deemed ineffective or (x) such Borrowing shall be made as or converted to a Eurocurrency Borrowing for which the Eurocurrency Rate shall be equal to the Canadian Prime Rate and (C) if such Borrowing is in any Agreed Foreign Currency (other than Canadian Dollars) then either, at the Borrower’s election, (y) the applicable Borrowing Request or Interest Election Request shall be deemed ineffective or (z) such Borrowing shall be made as or converted to a Eurocurrency Borrowing (or, in the case of a Borrowing in Pounds Sterling or Swiss Francs, an RFR Borrowing) for which the Eurocurrency Rate or Daily Simple RFR, as applicable, shall be equal to the weighted average of the cost to each Lender to fund its pro rata share of such Borrowing (from whatever source and using whatever methodologies as such Lender may select in its reasonable discretion) (with respect to a Lender, the “COF Rate”, and with respect to the weighted average of the COF Rate applicable to each Lender for any Borrowing, the “Average COF Rate”) and (ii) if the Administrative Agent is seeking to determine the relevant Screen Rate in the context of a Eurocurrency Borrowing for which the Interest Period is continuing or an RFR Borrowing then (A) if such Borrowing is in Dollars such Borrowing shall continue as an ABR Borrowing at the Alternate Base Rate, (B) if such Borrowing is in Canadian Dollars then such Borrowing shall continue as a Eurocurrency Borrowing for which the Eurocurrency Rate shall be equal to the Canadian Prime Rate and (C) if such Borrowing is in any Agreed Foreign Currency (other than Canadian Dollars), then such Borrowing shall continue as a Eurocurrency Borrowing (or RFR Borrowing, as applicable) for which the Eurocurrency Rate (or Daily Simple RFR, as applicable) shall be the Average COF Rate.
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(b)    Alternate Rate of Interest. If prior to the commencement of the Interest Period for any Eurocurrency Borrowing:
(i)    the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) (A) prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Borrowing, that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate, for a Loan in the applicable Currency for the applicable Interest Period; or (B) at any time for an RFR Borrowing, that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining Adjusted Daily Simple RFR for the applicable Currency; or
(ii)    the Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders that (A) prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for a Loan in the applicable Currency for the applicable Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of making or maintaining their respective Loans included in such Borrowing for such Interest Period; or (B) at any time for an RFR Borrowing, Adjusted Daily Simple RFR for the applicable Currency will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of making or maintaining their Loans included in such Borrowing for the applicable Currency;
and, in each case, the provisions of Section 2.12(d) are not applicable, then the Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the Borrower and the affected Lenders by telephone, telecopy or e-mail as promptly as practicable thereafter setting forth in reasonable detail the basis for such determination and, until the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, (i) any Interest Election Request electing the applicable Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Borrowing in the applicable Currency shall be ineffective, (ii) in the case of any Borrowing Request requesting a Eurocurrency Borrowing in the applicable Currency for the applicable Interest Period, or an RFR Borrowing, as applicable, (A) if such Borrowing is in Dollars then either, at the Borrower’s election, (u) the applicable Borrowing Request shall be deemed ineffective or (v) such Borrowing shall be made as an ABR Borrowing at the Alternate Base Rate, (B) if such Borrowing is in Canadian Dollars then either, at the Borrower’s election, (w) such Borrowing Request shall be deemed ineffective or (x) such Borrowing shall be made as a Eurocurrency Borrowing for which the Eurocurrency Rate shall be equal to the Canadian Prime Rate and (C) if such Borrowing is in any Agreed Foreign Currency (other than Canadian Dollars), then either, at the Borrower’s election, (y) the applicable Borrowing Request shall be deemed ineffective or (z) such Borrowing shall be made as or converted to a Eurocurrency Borrowing or RFR Borrowing, as applicable, for which the Eurocurrency Rate or Daily Simple RFR, as applicable, shall be equal to the Average COF Rate and (iii) in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing for which the Interest Period is continuing or an RFR Borrowing, as applicable, in each case, unless prepaid then (A) if such Borrowing is in Dollars such Borrowing shall continue as an ABR Borrowing at the Alternate Base Rate, (B) if such Borrowing is in Canadian Dollars then such Borrowing shall continue as a Eurocurrency Borrowing for which the Eurocurrency Rate shall be equal to the Canadian Prime Rate and (C) if such Borrowing is in any Agreed Foreign Currency (other than Canadian Dollars), then such Borrowing shall continue as a Eurocurrency Borrowing or RFR Borrowing, as applicable, for which the Eurocurrency Rate or Daily Simple RFR, as applicable, shall be equal to the Average
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COF Rate.; provided that, if the circumstances giving rise to such notice affect only one Type of Borrowings, then the other TypeTypes of Borrowings shall be permitted; provided, further that, in connection with any ABR Borrowing made pursuant to the terms of this Section 2.12(b), the determination of the Alternate Base Rate shall disregard clause (d) of the definition thereof.
(c)    Illegality. Without duplication of any other rights that any Lender has hereunder, if any Lender determines that any law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful for any Lender to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to the Eurocurrency Rate (whether in Dollars or an Agreed Foreign Currency) or Daily Simple RFR or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurocurrency Rate or Daily Simple RFR, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars or any Agreed Foreign Currency in the applicable interbank market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, (i) any obligation of such Lender to (x) make RFR Loans in the affected currency or currencies (y) make or continue Eurocurrency Loans in the affected Currencycurrency or currencies or, (z) in the case of Eurocurrency Loans in Dollars, to convert ABR Loans to Eurocurrency Loans, shall be suspended, and (ii) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or continuing ABR Loans the interest rate on which is determined by the Administrative Agent by reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component of the Alternate Base Rate, the interest rate on which ABR Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component of the Alternate Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, (x)(A) all applicable Eurocurrency Borrowings denominated in Dollars of such Lender shall automatically convert to ABR Borrowings and (B) all RFR Borrowings and Eurocurrency Borrowings denominated in the affected Agreed Foreign Currency of such Lender shall automatically convert to Dollars based on the Dollar Equivalent at such time and shall be an ABR Borrowing (the interest rate on which ABR Borrowings of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the LIBO Rate component of the Alternate Base Rate), (1) with respect to Eurocurrency Borrowings, either (I) on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurocurrency Borrowings to such day, or (II) immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurocurrency Borrowings (in which event Borrower shall not be required to pay any yield maintenance, breakage or similar fees) or (2) with respect to RFR Borrowings, on the immediately succeeding Business Day and (y) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon the Eurocurrency Rate, the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Alternate Base Rate applicable to such Lender without reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component thereof until the Administrative Agent is advised in writing by such Lender that it is no longer illegal for such Lender to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurocurrency Rate. Upon any such conversion, the Borrower shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so converted.
(d)    Effect of Benchmark Transition Event
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(id)    Benchmark Replacement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, upon :

(i)    Replacing the LIBOR Screen Rate for Dollar-Denominated Loans. For Eurocurrency Loans denominated in Dollars on the earlier of (x) the date that all Available Tenors of the LIBOR Screen Rate have either permanently or indefinitely ceased to be provided by IBA or have been announced by the FCA pursuant to public statement or publication of information to be no longer representative and (y) the Early Opt-in Effective Date, if the then-current Benchmark is the LIBOR Screen Rate, the Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any setting of such Benchmark on such day and all subsequent settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document. If the Benchmark Replacement is Daily Simple SOFR, all interest payments will be payable on a monthly basis.
(ii)    Replacing the LIBOR Screen Rate for Other Foreign Currency-Denominated Loans and Future Benchmarks. On the earlier of (x) the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event orand (y) in respect of Loans denominated in an Agreed Foreign Currency, the date written notice of an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, the is provided to the Lenders by the Administrative Agent and, the Borrower may amend this Agreement to replace the applicable Benchmark with a Benchmark Replacement. Any such amendment with respect to a Benchmark Transition Event will become effective at will replace the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any Benchmark setting at or after 5:00 p.m. on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the Administrative Agent has posted such proposed amendment to all Lenders and the Borrowerdate notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such amendmentBenchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders. Any such amendment with respect to an Early Opt-in Election will become effective on the date that Lenders comprising the Required Lenders have delivered to the Administrative Agent written notice that such Required Lenders accept such amendment. No replacement of the applicable Benchmark with a Benchmark Replacement At any time that the administrator of the then-current Benchmark has permanently or indefinitely ceased to provide such Benchmark or such Benchmark has been announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark pursuant to public statement or publication of information to be no longer representative of the underlying market and economic reality that such Benchmark is intended to measure and that representativeness will not be restored, the Borrower may revoke any request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Loans to be made, converted or continued that would bear interest by reference to such Benchmark until the Borrower’s receipt of notice from the Administrative Agent that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced such Benchmark, and, failing that, (x) the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any request for a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars into a request for a Borrowing of or conversion to ABR Loans, (y) any request by the Borrower for a
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Eurocurrency Borrowing in an Agreed Foreign Currency (other than Canadian Dollars) shall be ineffective or (z) any request by the Borrower for a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Canadian Dollars shall be converted to a Eurocurrency Borrowing at the Canadian Prime Rate. During the period referenced in the foregoing sentence, (a) the component of Alternate Base Rate based upon the Benchmark will not be used in any determination of Alternate Base Rate and (b) if any Eurocurrency Loan in any Currency is outstanding, (x) if such Eurocurrency Loan is denominated in Dollars, then such Loan shall, on the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Loan, at the Borrower’s election prior to such day: (1) be prepaid by the Borrower on such day or (2) be converted by the Administrative Agent to, and shall constitute, an ABR Loan denominated in Dollars on such date, (y) if such Eurocurrency Loan is denominated in any Agreed Foreign Currency (other than Canadian Dollars), then such Loan shall, on the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Loan, at the Borrower’s election prior to such day: (1) be prepaid by the Borrower on such day or (2) be converted by the Administrative Agent to, and (subject to the remainder of this subclause (2)) shall constitute, an ABR Loan denominated in Dollars (in an amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of such Loan) on such day (it being understood and agreed that if the Borrower does not so prepay such Loan on such day by 12:00 noon, Local Time, the Administrative Agent is authorized to effect such conversion of such Eurocurrency Loan into an ABR Loan denominated in Dollars) and, in the case of this subclause (2), upon any subsequent implementation of a Benchmark Replacement in respect of such Agreed Foreign Currency pursuant to this Section 2.12(d) will occur prior to the applicable Benchmark Transition Start Date.and with the Borrower’s consent (which may be given in its sole discretion), such ABR Loan denominated in Dollars shall then be converted by the Administrative Agent to, and shall constitute, a Eurocurrency Loan denominated in such original Currency (in an amount equal to the Foreign Currency Equivalent of such Loan) on the day of such implementation, giving effect to such Benchmark Replacement in respect of such Foreign Currency or (z) if such Eurocurrency Loan is denominated in Canadian Dollars, then such Loan shall, on the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Loan, at the Borrower’s election prior to such day: (1) be prepaid by the Borrower on such day or (2) be converted by the Administrative Agent to a Eurocurrency Loan where the Eurocurrency Rate shall be equal to the Canadian Prime Rate.
(iiiii)    Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. In connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the Administrative Agent shallwill have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
(iiiiv)    Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of (i) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Start Date or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date and Benchmark Transition Start Date, (iix) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (iiiy) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes and (ivz) the commencement or
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conclusion of anyremoval or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark Unavailability Periodpursuant to clause (v) below. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or, if applicable, any Lender (or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section 2.12(d), including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party heretoto this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 2.12(d).
(iv)    Benchmark Unavailability Period. Upon the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, the Borrower may revoke any request for a Eurocurrency Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurocurrency Loans based on the applicable Benchmark to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, (i) in the case of any request for a Eurocurrency Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurocurrency Loans to be made in Dollars, the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a Borrowing of or conversion into ABR Loans, (ii) in the case of any request for a Eurocurrency Borrowing of or conversion to Eurocurrency Loans to be made in any Foreign Currency based on the applicable Benchmark, such request will be deemed to be ineffective and (iii) in the case of any request for a continuation of Eurocurrency Loans to be made in any Foreign Currency based on the applicable Benchmark, such Borrowing shall be converted to Dollars based on the Dollar Equivalent at such time. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period, the component of ABR based upon the LIBOR Screen Rate will not be used in any determination of ABR.
(v)    Unavailability of Tenor of Benchmark. At any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (x) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including Term SOFR or a LIBOR Screen Rate) then the Administrative Agent may remove any tenor of such Benchmark that is unavailable or non-representative for Benchmark (including Benchmark Replacement) settings and (y) the Administrative Agent may reinstate any such previously removed tenor for Benchmark (including Benchmark Replacement) settings if such Benchmark (A) is subsequently displayed on a screen or information service for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) or (B) is not, or is no longer, subject to an announcement that it is or will no longer be representative for Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) settings.
SECTION 2.13 Increased Costs.
(a)    Increased Costs Generally. If any Change in Law shall:
(i)    impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with
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or for the account of, or credit extended by, any Lender (except any such reserve requirement reflected in the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate) or the Issuing Bank;
(ii)    subject any Lender to any Taxes (other than Covered Taxes and Excluded Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or
(iii)    impose on any Lender or the Issuing Bank or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or Eurocurrency Loans or RFR Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;
and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lenders of making or maintaining any Eurocurrency Loan or RFR Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan) or to increase the cost to such Lender or the Issuing Bank of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender or the Issuing Bank hereunder (whether of principal, interest or otherwise), then, upon the request of such Lender or Issuing Bank, the Borrower will pay to such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, in Dollars, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered; provided that no Lender will claim from the Borrower the payment of any of the amounts referred to in this paragraph (a) if not generally claiming similar compensation from its other similar customers in similar circumstances.
(b)    Capital and Liquidity Requirements. If any Lender or the Issuing Bank determines that any Change in Law regarding capital or liquidity requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by the Issuing Bank, to a level below that which such Lender or the Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy or liquidity position), by an amount deemed to be material by such Lender or the Issuing Bank, then from time to time the Borrower will pay to such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, in Dollars, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
(c)    Certificates from Lenders. A certificate of a Lender or the Issuing Bank setting forth (in reasonable detail the basis for and calculation of) the amount or amounts, in Dollars, necessary to compensate such Lender or the Issuing Bank or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section shall be promptly delivered to the Borrower and shall be conclusive absent manifest error (it being understood that no Lender shall be required to disclose (i) any confidential or price sensitive information or (ii) any information to the extent prohibited by applicable law). The Borrower shall pay such Lender or the Issuing
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Bank, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.
(d)    Delay in Requests. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or the Issuing Bank to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s right to demand such compensation; provided that no Obligor shall be required to compensate a Lender or the Issuing Bank pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than six months prior to the date that such Lender or the Issuing Bank notifies the Borrower in writing of any such Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions (except that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs is retroactive, then the six-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).
SECTION 2.14 Break Funding Payments. In the event of (a) the payment of any principal of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period therefor (including as a result of the occurrence of any Commitment Increase Date or an Event of Default), (b) the conversion of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period therefor, (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Eurocurrency Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto (including in connection with any Commitment Increase Date and regardless of whether such notice is permitted to be revocable under Section 2.09(g) and is revoked in accordance herewith), or (d) the assignment as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.18(b) of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period therefor, then, in any such event, the Borrower shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to such event (excluding loss of anticipated profits). In the case of a Eurocurrency Loan, the loss to any Lender attributable to any such event (excluding, in any event, loss of anticipated profits) shall be deemed to include an amount determined by such Lender to be equal to the excess, if any, of:
(i)    the amount of interest that such Lender would pay for a deposit equal to the principal amount of such Loan referred to in clauses (a), (b), (c) or (d) of this Section 2.14 denominated in the Currency of such Loan for the period from the date of such payment, conversion, failure or assignment to the last day of the then current Interest Period for such Eurocurrency Loan (or, in the case of a failure to borrow, convert or continue, the duration of the Interest Period that would have resulted from such borrowing, conversion or continuation) if the interest rate payable on such deposit were equal to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for such Currency for such Interest Period, over
(ii)    the amount of interest that such Lender would earn on such principal amount for such period if such Lender were to invest such principal amount for such period at the interest rate that would be bid by such Lender (or an Affiliate of such Lender) for deposits denominated in such Currency from other banks in the Eurocurrency market or, in the case of any Non-LIBOR Quoted Currency, in the relevant market for such Non-LIBOR Quoted Currency, in each case at the commencement of such period.
Payments under this Section shall be made upon written request of a Lender delivered not later than thirty (30) Business Days following the payment, conversion, or failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay that gives rise to a claim under this Section accompanied by a written
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certificate of such Lender setting forth in reasonable detail the amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section, which certificate shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.
SECTION 2.15 Taxes.
(a)    Payments Free of Taxes. Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall be made free and clear of and without deduction for any Taxes, unless otherwise required by applicable law; provided that if any applicable law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable Withholding Agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Taxes from such payments, then (i) the Withholding Agent shall make such deductions or withholdings, (ii) the Withholding Agent shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and (iii) if such Tax is a Covered Tax, the sum payable shall be increased as necessary so that after making all required deductions and withholdings (including deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 2.15) the Administrative Agent, Lender or the Issuing Bank (as the case may be) receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions or withholdings of Covered Tax been made.
(b)    Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrower. In addition, the Borrower shall pay any Other Taxes to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law.
(c)    Indemnification by the Borrower. The Borrower shall indemnify the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the Issuing Bank for and, within ten (10) Business Days after written demand therefor, pay the full amount of any Covered Taxes (including Covered Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section 2.15) payable or paid by the Administrative Agent, such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, and any penalties, interest and reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Covered Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Lender, by the Issuing Bank or by the Administrative Agent (on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or the Issuing Bank), shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(d)    Indemnification by the Lenders. To the extent required by any applicable law, the Administrative Agent may withhold from any payment to any Lender an amount equivalent to any applicable withholding Tax. Without limiting the provisions of Section 2.15(a) or (c), each Lender shall, and does hereby, agree severally to indemnify the Administrative Agent, and shall make payable in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, (i) against any and all Taxes and any and all related losses, claims, liabilities and expenses (including fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for the Administrative Agent) (collectively, “Tax Damages”) incurred by or asserted against the Administrative Agent by the Internal Revenue Service or any other Governmental Authority as a result of the failure of the Administrative Agent to properly withhold Tax from amounts paid to or for the account of such Lender for any reason (including because the appropriate form was not delivered or not properly
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executed, or because such Lender failed to notify the Administrative Agent of a change in circumstance that rendered the exemption from, or reduction of withholding tax ineffective) and (ii) Tax Damages attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 9.04 relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under this Agreement or any other Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this paragraph. The agreements in this paragraph shall survive the resignation and/or replacement of the Administrative Agent, any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other obligations.
(e)    Evidence of Payments. As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by the Borrower to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.15, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. If the Borrower is required by applicable law or this Agreement to pay any U.S. federal withholding Taxes (and the Administrative Agent is not so required) and the Borrower fails to pay any such U.S. federal withholding Taxes that are Excluded Taxes when due to the appropriate Governmental Authority or fails to remit to the Administrative Agent the required receipts or other required documentary evidence on account of such Excluded Taxes, the Borrower shall indemnify the Administrative Agent and each Lender for any incremental Taxes that may become payable by the Administrative Agent or such Lender as a result of such failure, but only to the extent that such incremental Taxes exceed the amount of Excluded Taxes that would have been borne by the Administrative Agent or a Lender absent such failure.
(f)    Status of Lenders.
(i)    Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments under this Agreement or any other Loan Documents shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender, if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.15(f)(ii)(A) or (B) or Section 2.15(g) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment
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such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
(ii)    Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Borrower is a U.S. Person,
(A)    any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;
(B)    each Foreign Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, but, in any event, only if such Foreign Lender is legally entitled to do so) whichever of the following is applicable:
(1)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party duly completed executed originals of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN or Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, or any successor form establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty,
(2)    duly completed executed originals of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI or any successor form certifying that the income receivable pursuant to this Agreement is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States,
(3)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate, signed under penalties of perjury, to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not (I) a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (II) a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the
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meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or (III) a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code and (y) duly completed executed originals of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN or Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable (or any successor form), certifying that the Foreign Lender is not a U.S. Person, or
(4)    any other form as prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in United States federal withholding tax duly completed together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrower to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made, including, to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, duly completed executed originals of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8IMY accompanied by Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI, Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN or Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, a certificate substantially similar to the certificate described in Section 2.15(f)(ii)(B)(3)(x) above, Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable.
(C)    any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made.
(g)    If a payment made to a Lender under this Agreement would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, as may be necessary for the Administrative Agent and the Borrower to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under
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FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from any such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (g), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.
Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered under this Agreement expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(h)    Treatment of Certain Refunds. If the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Covered Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by the Borrower or with respect to which the Borrower has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.15, it shall pay to the Borrower an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by the Borrower under this Section with respect to the Covered Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund ), provided that the Borrower, upon the request of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank, agrees to repay the amount paid over to the Borrower pursuant to this paragraph (h) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank in the event the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (h), in no event will the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank be required to pay any amount to the Borrower pursuant to this paragraph (h) the payment of which would place the Administrative Agent, such Lender or the Issuing Bank in a less favorable net position after-Taxes than the Administrative Agent, such Lender or the Issuing Bank would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid. This paragraph (h) shall not be construed to require the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank to make available its Tax returns or its books or records (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the Borrower or any other Person.
(i)    Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 2.15 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or replacement of, any Lender or any Issuing Bank, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is a party.
(j)    Defined Terms. For purposes of this Section 2.15, the term “applicable law” includes FATCA.
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SECTION 2.16 Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment: Sharing of Set-offs.
(a)    Payments by the Borrower. The Borrower shall make each payment required to be made by it hereunder (whether of principal, interest, fees, reimbursement of LC Disbursements, or under Section 2.13, 2.14 or 2.15, or otherwise) or under any other Loan Document (except to the extent otherwise expressly provided therein) prior to 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on the date when due, in immediately available funds, without set-off, deduction or counterclaim. Any amounts received after such time on any date may, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, be deemed to have been received on the next succeeding Business Day for purposes of calculating interest thereon. All such payments shall be made to the Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent’s Account, except as otherwise expressly provided in the relevant Loan Document and except payments to be made directly to the Issuing Bank as expressly provided herein and pursuant to Sections 2.13, 2.14, 2.15 and 9.03, which shall be made directly to the Persons entitled thereto. The Administrative Agent shall distribute any such payments received by it for account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof. If any payment hereunder shall be due on a day that is not a Business Day, the date for payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day and, in the case of any payment accruing interest, interest thereon shall be payable for the period of such extension.
All amounts owing under this Agreement (including commitment fees, payments required under Sections 2.13 and 2.14 (except to the extent otherwise provided therein relating to any Loan denominated in Dollars, but not including principal of, and interest on, any Loan denominated in any Foreign Currency or payments relating to any such Loan required under Section 2.14 or any reimbursement or cash collateralization of any LC Exposure denominated in any Foreign Currency, which are payable in such Foreign Currency) or under any other Loan Document (except to the extent otherwise provided therein) are payable in Dollars. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Borrower shall fail to pay any principal of any Loan or LC Disbursement when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration, by mandatory prepayment or otherwise), the unpaid portion of such Loan or such LC Disbursement shall, if such Loan or such LC Disbursement is not denominated in Dollars, automatically be redenominated in Dollars on the due date thereof (or, if such due date is a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor, on the last day of such Interest Period) in an amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent thereof on the date of such redenomination and such principal shall be payable on demand; and if the Borrower shall fail to pay any interest on any Loan or LC Disbursement that is not denominated in Dollars, such interest shall automatically be redenominated in Dollars on the due date therefor (or, if such due date is a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor, on the last day of such Interest Period) in an amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent thereof on the date of such redenomination and such interest shall be payable on demand.
(b)    Application of Insufficient Payments. If at any time insufficient funds are received by and available to the Administrative Agent to pay fully all amounts of principal, unreimbursed LC Disbursements, interest and fees of a Class then due hereunder, such funds shall be applied (i) first, to pay interest and fees of such Class then due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of interest and fees then due to such parties, and (ii) second, to pay principal and unreimbursed LC Disbursements of such Class then
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due hereunder, ratably among the parties entitled thereto in accordance with the amounts of principal and unreimbursed LC Disbursements of such Class then due to such parties.
(c)    Pro Rata Treatment. Except to the extent otherwise provided herein: (i) each Borrowing of a Class shall be made from the Lenders of such Class, and each termination or reduction of the amount of the Commitments of a Class under Section 2.07, 2.09 or otherwise shall be applied to the respective Commitments of the Lenders of such Class, pro rata according to the amounts of their respective Commitments of such Class; (ii) each Borrowing of a Class shall be allocated pro rata among the Lenders of such Class according to the amounts of their respective Commitments of such Class (in the case of the making of Loans) or their respective Loans of such Class that are to be included in such Borrowing (in the case of conversions and continuations of Loans); (iii) each payment of commitment fees under Section 2.10 shall be made for the account of the Lenders pro rata according to the average daily unutilized amounts of their respective Commitments; (iv) each payment or prepayment of principal of Loans of a Class by the Borrower shall be made for account of the Lenders or such Class pro rata in accordance with the respective unpaid principal amounts of the Loans of such Class held by them; and (v) each payment of interest on Loans of a Class by the Borrower shall be made for account of the Lenders of such Class pro rata in accordance with the amounts of interest on such Loans of such Class then due and payable to the respective Lenders; provided, however, that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, in the event that the Borrower wishes to make a Multicurrency Borrowing in an Agreed Foreign Currency and the Multicurrency Commitments are fully utilized, the Borrower may make a Borrowing under the Dollar Commitments (if otherwise permitted hereunder) and may use the proceeds of such Borrowing to prepay the Multicurrency Loans (without making a ratable prepayment to the Dollar Loans) solely to the extent that the Borrower substantially concurrently therewith utilizes any Multicurrency Commitments made available as a result of such prepayment to make a Multicurrency Borrowing in an Agreed Foreign Currency.
(d)    Sharing of Payments by Lenders. If any Lender of a Class shall, by exercising any right of set-off or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of its Loans, or participations in LC Disbursements of a Class resulting in such Lender receiving payment of