EX-10.2 3 clw-ex102_7.htm EX-10.2 clw-ex102_7.htm

Exhibit 10.2

 

 

 

 

ABL Credit Agreement

among

CLEARWATER PAPER CORPORATION

as Borrower,

The Several Lenders from Time to Time Parties Hereto,

and

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent,

Dated as of July 26, 2019,

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners

 

 

 

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

SECTION 1.   DEFINITIONS1

 

1.1

Defined Terms1

 

1.2

Classification of Loans and Borrowings51

 

1.3

Other Definitional Provisions51

 

1.4

Interest Rate; LIBOR Notification52

 

1.5

Letter of Credit Amounts53

 

1.6

Limited Condition Transactions53

 

1.7

Divisions54

SECTION 2.   AMOUNT AND TERMS OF COMMITMENTS54

 

2.1

Commitments54

 

2.2

Procedure for Revolving Loan Borrowing55

 

2.3

Protective Advances55

 

2.4

[Reserved]56

 

2.5

[Reserved]56

 

2.6

[Reserved]56

 

2.7

Repayment of Revolving Loans56

 

2.8

Fees, etc.56

 

2.9

Termination or Reduction of Commitments56

 

2.10

Optional Prepayments57

 

2.11

Prepayment of Loans57

 

2.12

Conversion and Continuation Options58

 

2.13

Limitations on Eurodollar Borrowings58

 

2.14

Interest Rates and Payment Dates59

 

2.15

Computation of Interest and Fees59

 

2.16

Alternate Rate of Interest59

 

2.17

Pro Rata Treatment and Payments61

 

2.18

Requirements of Law63

 

2.19

Taxes65

 

2.20

Indemnity69

 

2.21

Change of Lending Office69

 

2.22

Replacement of Lenders70

 

2.23

Defaulting Lenders70

 

2.24

Incremental Facilities72

 

2.25

Loan Modification Offers73

SECTION 3.   LETTERS OF CREDIT74

 

3.1

L/C Commitment74

 

3.2

Procedure for Issuance of Letter of Credit75

 

3.3

Fees and Other Charges75

 

3.4

L/C Participations76

 

3.5

Reimbursement Obligation of the Borrower77

 

3.6

Obligations Absolute77

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3.7

Letter of Credit Payments78

 

3.8

Applications78

 

3.9

Replacement of an Issuing Lender78

SECTION 4.   REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES78

 

4.1

Financial Condition79

 

4.2

No Change79

 

4.3

Existence; Compliance with Law79

 

4.4

Power; Authorization; Enforceable Obligations79

 

4.5

No Legal Bar80

 

4.6

Litigation80

 

4.7

No Default80

 

4.8

Ownership of Property; Liens80

 

4.9

Intellectual Property80

 

4.10

Taxes80

 

4.11

Federal Regulations81

 

4.12

Labor Matters81

 

4.13

ERISA81

 

4.14

Investment Company Act; Other Regulations82

 

4.15

Subsidiaries; Capital Stock82

 

4.16

Use of Proceeds82

 

4.17

Environmental Matters82

 

4.18

Accuracy of Information, etc.83

 

4.19

Security Documents83

 

4.20

Solvency84

 

4.21

Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions84

 

4.22

Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions84

SECTION 5.   CONDITIONS PRECEDENT84

 

5.1

Conditions to Initial Extension of Credit84

 

5.2

Conditions to Each Extension of Credit87

SECTION 6.   AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS88

 

6.1

Financial Statements88

 

6.2

Certificates; Borrowing Base; Other Information89

 

6.3

Payment of Obligations91

 

6.4

Maintenance of Existence; Compliance92

 

6.5

Maintenance of Property; Insurance92

 

6.6

Inspection of Property; Books and Records; Discussions; Appraisals; Field Examinations92

 

6.7

Notices93

 

6.8

Environmental Laws94

 

6.9

[Reserved]94

 

6.10

Additional Collateral, etc.94

 

6.11

Designation of Subsidiaries96

 

6.12

Deposit Account Control Agreements97

 

6.13

Post-Closing Covenants97

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SECTION 7.   NEGATIVE COVENANTS97

 

7.1

Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio97

 

7.2

Indebtedness97

 

7.3

Liens101

 

7.4

Fundamental Changes105

 

7.5

Disposition of Property105

 

7.6

Restricted Payments108

 

7.7

Investments109

 

7.8

Optional Payments of Certain Debt Instruments111

 

7.9

Transactions with Affiliates112

 

7.10

Sales and Leasebacks112

 

7.11

Swap Agreements113

 

7.12

Changes in Fiscal Periods113

 

7.13

Negative Pledge Clauses113

 

7.14

Clauses Restricting Subsidiary Distributions114

 

7.15

Lines of Business115

 

7.16

Use of Proceeds115

SECTION 8.   EVENTS OF DEFAULT115

SECTION 9.   THE AGENTS119

 

9.1

Appointment119

 

9.2

Administrative Agent’s Reliance, Indemnification, Etc.121

 

9.3

Posting of Communications123

 

9.4

The Administrative Agent Individually124

 

9.5

Successor Administrative Agent124

 

9.6

Acknowledgments of Lenders and Issuing Lenders126

 

9.7

Collateral Matters126

 

9.8

Credit Bidding127

 

9.9

Certain ERISA Matters128

 

9.10

Flood Insurance Laws129

SECTION 10.   MISCELLANEOUS129

 

10.1

Amendments and Waivers129

 

10.2

Notices131

 

10.3

No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies132

 

10.4

Survival of Representations and Warranties133

 

10.5

Payment of Expenses and Taxes133

 

10.6

Successors and Assigns; Participations and Assignments134

 

10.7

Adjustments; Set-off138

 

10.8

Counterparts139

 

10.9

Severability139

 

10.10

Integration139

 

10.11

GOVERNING LAW140

 

10.12

Submission To Jurisdiction; Waivers140

 

10.13

Acknowledgments140

 

10.14

Releases of Guarantees and Liens141

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10.15

Confidentiality142

 

10.16

WAIVERS OF JURY TRIAL143

 

10.17

USA Patriot Act143

 

10.18

Intercreditor Agreement144

 

10.19

Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions144

 

10.20

Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs144

 

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SCHEDULES:

1.1A

Commitments

3.01

Existing Letters of Credit

4.13

Pension Plans

4.15

Subsidiaries

4.19(a)

UCC Filing Jurisdictions

7.2(e)

Existing Indebtedness

7.3(f)

Existing Liens

7.5(l)

Scheduled Dispositions

7.7(k)

Existing Investments

 

EXHIBITS:

A

Form of Borrowing Request

B

Form of Interest Election Request

C-1

Form of Officer’s Certificate

C-2

New Subsidiary Officer’s Certificate

D

Form of Guarantee and Collateral Agreement

E

Form of Assignment and Assumption

F

Form of Compliance Certificate

G

[Reserved]

H-1

U.S. Tax Certificate (For Non-U.S. Lenders that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

H-2

U.S. Tax Certificate (For Non-U.S. Lenders that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

H-3

U.S. Tax Certificate (For Non-U.S. Participants that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

H-4

U.S. Tax Certificate (For Non-U.S. Participants that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

I-1

Form of Increased Facility Activation Notice—Incremental Revolving Commitments

I-2

Form of New Lender Supplement

I-3

Form of Maturity Date Extension Notice

J

Form of Borrowing Base Certificate

K

Form of Intercreditor Agreement

L

Form of Solvency Certificate

 

 

 


 

ABL CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of July 26, 2019 among Clearwater Paper Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time parties to this Agreement (the “Lenders”), JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the other agents from time to time parties hereto.

The parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

SECTION 1.  DEFINITIONS

1.1Defined Terms

.  As used in this Agreement, the terms listed in this Section 1.1 shall have the respective meanings set forth in this Section 1.1.

2023 Notes” means the Borrower’s 4.500% senior notes due 2023 issued pursuant to the 2023 Notes Indenture.

2023 Notes Indenture” means the Indenture, dated as of January 23, 2013, by and among the Borrower, as issuer, certain Subsidiaries of the Borrower party thereto as guarantors and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.

2025 Notes” means the Borrower’s 5.375% senior notes due 2025 issued pursuant to the 2025 Notes Indenture.

2025 Notes Indenture” means the Indenture, dated as of July 29, 2014, by and among the Borrower, as issuer, certain Subsidiaries of the Borrower party thereto as guarantors and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.

ABL Priority Collateral” has the meaning set forth in the Intercreditor Agreement.

ABR” means, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, bear interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate.

Acceptable Field Examination” means a field examination conducted by the Administrative Agent or its designee of the Accounts, Inventory and related working capital matters of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and of the related data processing and other systems of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, the results of which shall be satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion.

Acceptable Inventory Appraisal” means an appraisal of the Inventory of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries from a firm (or firms) satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, which appraisal(s) shall be satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion.

Accepting Lenders” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.25(a).

Account” has the meaning set forth in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement.

Account Debtor” means any Person obligated on an Account.

 


 

Additional Permitted Amount” has the meaning set forth in the definition of Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness.

Adjusted LIBO Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/16 of 1%) equal to (a) the LIBO Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate.

Adjustment Date” has the meaning set forth in the Applicable Pricing Grid.

Administrative Agent” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., together with its affiliates, as the administrative agent for the Lenders under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, together with any of its successors.

Affiliate” means as to any Person, any other Person that, directly or indirectly, is in control of, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such Person.  For purposes of this definition, “control” of a Person means the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person, whether by contract or otherwise.

Agents” means the collective reference to the Administrative Agent and any other agent identified on the cover page of this Agreement.

Aggregate Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, an amount equal to  the amount of such Lender’ Commitment then in effect or, if the Commitments have been terminated, the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Extensions of Credit then outstanding.

Aggregate Exposure Percentage” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the ratio (expressed as a percentage) of such Lender’s Aggregate Exposure at such time to the Aggregate Exposure of all Lenders at such time.

Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.

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 NYFRB Rate in effect on such day plus ½ of 1% and (c) the Adjusted LIBO Rate for a one month Interest Period on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) plus 1%; provided that for the purpose of this definition, the Adjusted LIBO Rate for any day shall be based on the LIBO Screen Rate (or if the LIBO Screen Rate is not available for such one month Interest Period, the Interpolated Rate) at approximately 11:00 a.m. London time on such day.  Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate, respectively.  If the Alternate Base Rate is being used as an alternate rate of interest pursuant to Section 2.16, then the Alternate Base Rate shall be the greater of clauses (a) and (b) above and shall be determined without reference to clause (c) above.  For the avoidance of doubt, if the Alternate Base Rate as determined pursuant to the foregoing would be less than 0%, such rate shall be deemed to be 0% for purposes of this Agreement.

Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Borrower or its Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery,

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corruption, money-laundering, or any financial record keeping and reporting requirements related thereto.

Annual Field Examination” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.6(c).

Annual Inventory Appraisal” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.6(b).

Applicable Margin” means, initially, 0.25% in the case of ABR Loans and 1.25% in the case of Eurodollar Loans through the first two fiscal quarters after the Closing Date and, thereafter, subject to adjustment in accordance with the Applicable Pricing Grids (as defined below).

Applicable Parties” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.3(c).

Applicable Pricing Grids” means the table set forth below:

Availability

Applicable Margin for ABR Loans

Applicable Margin for Eurodollar Loans

≥ 66% of the Line Cap

0.25%

1.25%

<66% but ≥ 33% of the Line Cap

0.50%

1.50%

<33% of the Line Cap

0.75%

1.75%

 

Average Quarterly Availability

Commitment Fee Rate

<50%

0.25%

≥50%

0.375%

 

For the purposes of the Applicable Pricing Grid (a) changes in the Applicable Margin resulting from changes in the average daily Availability shall (i) become effective on first Business Day (the “Adjustment Date”) of each calendar month and shall remain in effect until the next change to be effected pursuant to this paragraph and (ii) be based on the average daily Availability for the immediately preceding calendar month and (b) changes to the Commitment Fee Rate shall become effective on the first day of each fiscal quarter based upon the Average Quarterly Availability during the most recently ended fiscal quarter and shall remain in effect until the next change to be effected pursuant to this paragraph; provided that (subject to the two succeeding sentences of this paragraph) from the Closing Date until the first Adjustment Date occurring on or after March 31, 2020, the Applicable Margin for ABR Loans shall be 0.25%, the Applicable Margin for Eurodollar Loans shall be 1.25% and the Commitment Fee Rate shall be 0.375%.  If, as of any date that a Borrowing Base Certificate is scheduled to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.2(g), any Borrowing Base Certificate required to be delivered on or prior to such date shall not have been delivered, then, until the Adjustment Date occurring after the date on which all required Borrowing Base Certificates are delivered, the Administrative Agent, acting at the direction of the Required Lenders, shall declare that the highest rate set forth in each column of the Applicable Pricing Grid shall apply.  Automatically, upon the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default pursuant to Section 8(f), the highest rate set forth in each column of the Applicable Pricing Grid shall apply.

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Applicable Reference Period” means as of any date of determination, the most recently ended Reference Period for which financial statements with respect to each fiscal quarter included in such Reference Period have been delivered pursuant to Section 6.1(a) or 6.1(b) (or, prior to the delivery of any such financial statements, the Reference Period ended March 31, 2019).

Application” means an application, in such form as the Issuing Lender may specify from time to time, requesting the Issuing Lender to open a Letter of Credit, specifying the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (which shall be a Business Day) and the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire and such other information as the Issuing Lender may request.

Approved Electronic Platform” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.3(a).

Approved Fund” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.6(b).

Arranger” means each Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner identified on the cover page of this Agreement.

Assignee” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.6(b).

Assignment and Assumption” means an Assignment and Assumption, substantially in the form of Exhibit E or any other form (including electronic records generated by the use of an electronic platform) approved by the Administrative Agent.

Attributable Indebtedness” means in respect of any sale and leaseback transaction, as at the time of determination, the present value (discounted at the implied interest rate in such transaction compounded annually) of the total obligations of the lessee for rental payments during the remaining term of the lease included in such sale and leaseback transaction (including any period for which such lease has been extended or may, at the option of the lessor, be extended).

Availability” means at any time, an amount equal to (a) the Line Cap minus (b) the Total Revolving Extensions of Credit then outstanding (calculated, with respect to any Defaulting Lender, as if such Defaulting Lender had funded its Revolving Percentage of all outstanding Revolving Loans).

Available Commitment” means as to any Revolving Lender at any time, an amount equal to the excess, if any, of (a) such Lender’s Commitment then in effect over (b) such Lender’s Revolving Extensions of Credit then outstanding.

Average Quarterly Availability” means, for any fiscal quarter of the Borrower, an amount equal to the average daily Availability during such fiscal quarter, as determined by the Administrative Agent’s system of records; provided, that in order to determine Availability on any day for purposes of this definition, the Borrower’s Borrowing Base for such day shall be determined by reference to the most recent Borrowing Base Certificate delivered pursuant to Section 6.2(g) to the Administrative Agent as of such day.

 

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

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

Bank Products” means any of the following bank: (a) commercial credit cards, (b) stored value cards, (c) purchasing cards and (d) treasury, depositary or cash management services (including controlled disbursement, automated clearinghouse transactions, return items, overdrafts, supply chain finance services related to accounts payable and interstate depository network services) or any similar transaction.

Banking Services” means Bank Products provided to any Group Member by any Lender or any of its Affiliates.  

Banking Services Obligations” means with respect to the Group Members, any and all obligations of the Group Members, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor) in connection with Banking Services.

Banking Services Reserves” means all Reserves that the Administrative Agent from time to time establishes in its Permitted Discretion for Banking Services then provided or outstanding.

Bankruptcy Code” means Title 11 of the United States Code (11 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.), as now and hereafter in effect, or any successor statute.

Bankruptcy Event” means with respect to any Person, such Person becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, custodian, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with the reorganization or liquidation of its business appointed for it, or, in the good faith determination of the Administrative Agent, has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or appointment, provided that a Bankruptcy Event shall not result solely by virtue of any ownership interest, or the acquisition of any ownership interest, in such Person by a Governmental Authority or instrumentality thereof, provided, further, that such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Person 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 Person (or such Governmental Authority or instrumentality) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Person.

Base Incremental Amount” means as of any date, an amount equal to (a) $100,000,000 less (b) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness established pursuant to Section 7.2(b) or Section 7.2(t) prior to such date in reliance on the Base Incremental Amount.

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Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in Section 4975 of the Code to which Section 4975 of the Code applies, and (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of the Plan Asset Regulations 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”. “Benefitted Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.7(a).

BHC Act Affiliate” of a party means an “affiliate’ (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 1841(k)) of such party.

Board” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States (or any successor).

Borrower” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.

Borrowing” means Revolving Loans of the same Facility and Type, made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect.

Borrowing Base” means at any time, the sum of:

(a)

(i) 85% of the book value of the Loan Parties’ Non-Investment Grade Eligible Accounts at such time and (ii) 90% of the book value of the Loan Parties’ Investment Grade Eligible Accounts, plus

(b)

the lesser of (i) the amount equal to 85% multiplied by the Net Orderly Liquidation Value percentage identified in the most recent Inventory appraisal ordered by the Administrative Agent multiplied by the book value of the Loan Parties’ Eligible Finished Goods and (ii) 70% multiplied by the cost of the Loan Parties’ Eligible Finished Goods valued on a first-in-first-out basis, plus

(c)

the lesser of (i) the amount equal to 85% multiplied by the Net Orderly Liquidation Value percentage identified in the most recent Inventory appraisal ordered by the Administrative Agent multiplied by the book value of the Loan Parties’ Eligible Raw Materials and (ii) 60% multiplied by the cost of the Loan Parties’ Eligible Raw Materials valued on a first-in-first-out basis, minus

(d)

Reserves;

provided that in determining the Net Orderly Liquidation Value with respect to Inventory, the Administrative Agent may determine such value on a blended, product-line or other basis as it determines in its Permitted Discretion.

The Administrative Agent may, in its Permitted Discretion reduce the advance rates set forth above or (following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower) adjust Reserves or reduce one or more of the other elements used in computing the Borrowing Base, with any such changes to be effective three days after delivery of notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders; provided that if consultation with the Borrower and/or

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notice to the Borrower and the Lenders is not practicable or if failure to implement any such change within a shorter time period would, in the good faith judgment of the Administrative Agent, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect or materially and adversely affect the Collateral or the rights of the Lenders under the Loan Documents, such change may be implemented within a shorter time as determined by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion. The Borrowing Base at any time shall be determined by reference to the most recent Borrowing Base Certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.2(g) of this Agreement.

Borrowing Base Certificate” means a certificate, signed and certified as accurate and complete by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, in substantially the form of Exhibit J or another form which is acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion.

Borrowing Base Eligible Facilities” means warehouses owned or leased by Loan Parties that are located in the United States; provided that on and after the date that is 60 days after the Closing Date, no warehouse leased by a Loan Party shall be considered a Borrowing Base Eligible Facility unless the Administrative Agent has received a Collateral Access Agreement in respect thereof that continues to be in effect or a Rent Reserve has been taken in respect thereof.

Borrowing Date” means any Business Day specified by the Borrower as a date on which the Borrower requests the relevant Lenders to make Loans hereunder.

Borrowing Request” means a request by the Borrower for a Revolving Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.2, which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

Budget” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.2(c).

Business Day” means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City are authorized or required by law to close, provided, that with respect to notices and determinations in connection with, and payments of principal and interest on, Loans having an interest rate determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate, such day is also a day for trading by and between banks in Dollar deposits in the interbank eurodollar market.

Capital Expenditures” means for any period, with respect to any Person, the aggregate of all expenditures by such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for the acquisition or leasing (pursuant to a capital lease) of fixed or capital assets or additions to equipment (including replacements, capitalized repairs and improvements during such period) that is required to be capitalized under GAAP on a consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

Capital Lease Obligations” means as to any Person, 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 financing leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP and, for the purposes of this Agreement, the amount of such obligations at any time shall be the capitalized amount thereof at such time determined in accordance with GAAP; provided,

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that any lease (or other arrangement) of such Person that is or would have been treated as an operating lease as determined in accordance with GAAP immediately prior to the issuance of the Accounting Standards Update 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) by the Financial Accounting Standards Board shall not be treated as a Capital Lease Obligation under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, whether or not such obligations were in effect as of the date such update was issued and regardless of whether GAAP requires such obligations to be treated as capitalized lease obligations in the financial statements of such Person.

Capital Stock” means any and all shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock of a corporation, any and all equivalent ownership interests in a Person (other than a corporation) and any and all warrants, rights or options to purchase any of the foregoing, but excluding any debt securities convertible into any of the foregoing.

Cash Equivalents” means (a) marketable direct obligations issued by, or unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States Government or issued by any agency thereof and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, in each case maturing within two years from the date of acquisition; (b) certificates of deposit, time deposits, eurodollar time deposits or overnight bank deposits having maturities of six months or less from the date of acquisition issued by any Lender or by any commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States or any state thereof having combined capital and surplus of not less than $250,000,000; (c) commercial paper of an issuer rated at least A-2 by S&P or P-2 by Moody’s, or carrying an equivalent rating by a nationally recognized rating agency, if both of the two named rating agencies cease publishing ratings of commercial paper issuers generally, and maturing within nine months from the date of acquisition; (d) repurchase obligations of any Lender or of any commercial bank satisfying the requirements of clause (b) of this definition, having a term of not more than 30 days, with respect to securities issued or fully guaranteed or insured by the United States government; (e) securities with maturities of two years or less from the date of acquisition issued or fully guaranteed by any state, commonwealth or territory of the United States, by any political subdivision or taxing authority of any such state, commonwealth or territory or by any foreign government, the securities of which state, commonwealth, territory, political subdivision, taxing authority or foreign government (as the case may be) are rated at least A by S&P or A by Moody’s; (f) securities with maturities of six months or less from the date of acquisition backed by standby letters of credit issued by any Lender or any commercial bank satisfying the requirements of clause (b) of this definition; (g) money market mutual or similar funds that invest exclusively in assets satisfying the requirements of clauses (a) through (f) of this definition; or (h) money market funds that (i) comply with the criteria set forth in SEC Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, (ii) are rated AAA by S&P and Aaa by Moody’s and (iii) have portfolio assets of at least $5,000,000,000.

CFC” means (a) each Person that is a “controlled foreign corporation” for purposes of the Code and (b) each Subsidiary of any such Person.

CFC Holding Company” means each Domestic Subsidiary substantially all of the assets of which consist of Capital Stock of one or more (a) CFCs or (b) Persons described in this definition.

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Change of Control” means (a) any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such person or its Subsidiaries, and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan) becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act, except that a “person” or “group” shall be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all Capital Stock that such “person” or “group” has the right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time (such right, an “option right”)), directly or indirectly, of more than 40% of the Capital Stock of the Borrower entitled to vote in the election of members of the board of directors (or equivalent governing body) of the Borrower or (b) the occurrence of any “change in control” (or similar event, however denominated) with respect to the Borrower under and as defined in any indenture or other agreement or instrument evidencing or governing the rights of the holders of any Material Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.

Closing Date” means July 26, 2019.

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

Collateral” means all property of the Loan Parties, now owned or hereafter acquired, upon which a Lien is purported to be created by any Security Document.

Collateral Access Agreement” means any landlord waiver or other agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, between the Administrative Agent and any third party (including any bailee, consignee, customs broker, or other similar Person) in possession of any Collateral or any landlord of any real property where any Collateral is located, as such landlord waiver or other agreement may be amended, restated, or otherwise modified from time to time.

Collection Account” means individually and collectively, each “Collection Account” referred to in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement.

Commitment” means as to any Lender, the obligation of such Lender, if any, to make Revolving Loans and participate in Letters of Credit and Protective Advances in an aggregate principal and/or face amount not to exceed the amount set forth under the heading “Commitment” opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 1.1A or in the Assignment and Assumption or Increased Facility Activation Notice pursuant to which such Lender became a party hereto, as the same may be changed from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof.  The original amount of the Total Commitments on the Closing Date is $250,000,000.

Commitment Fee Rate” means, initially 0.375% per annum and, thereafter, subject to adjustment based on Average Quarterly Availability in accordance with the Applicable Pricing Grids.

Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.

Communications” means, collectively, any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material provided by or on behalf of any Loan Party pursuant to

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any Loan Document or the transactions contemplated therein which is distributed by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Issuing Lender by means of electronic communications pursuant to this Section, including through an Approved Electronic Platform.

Compliance Certificate” means a certificate duly executed by a Responsible Officer substantially in the form of Exhibit F.

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

Consolidated EBITDA” means for any period, Consolidated Net Income for such period plus, without duplication and to the extent reflected as a charge in the statement of such Consolidated Net Income for such period, the sum of:

(a)income and franchise tax expense,

(b)interest expense (including interest expense attributable to Capital Lease Obligations and all net payment obligations pursuant to Swap Agreements), amortization or writeoff of debt discount and debt issuance costs and commissions, discounts and other fees and charges associated with Indebtedness (including the Revolving Loans and the Term Loans),

(c)depreciation and amortization expense,

(d)non-cash charges, losses, expenses, accruals and provisions, including stock-based compensation or awards and sale of assets not in the ordinary course of business (but excluding any such non-cash charge to the extent that it represents an accrual or reserve for cash expenses in any future period),

(e)amortization of intangibles (including, but not limited to, impairment of goodwill) and organization costs,

(f)any extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring expenses or losses,

(g)any fees and expenses incurred during such period in connection with any Investment (including any Permitted Acquisition), Disposition, issuance of Indebtedness (including the Revolving Loans and the Term Loans) or Capital Stock, or amendment or modification of any debt instrument, in each case permitted under this Agreement, including (i) any such transactions undertaken but not completed and any transactions consummated prior to the Closing Date and (ii) any financial advisory fees, accounting fees, legal fees and other similar advisory and consulting fees, in each case paid in cash during such period (collectively, “Advisory Fees”),

(h)any fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Transactions, including Advisory Fees and (solely for purposes of this clause (h)) cash charges in respect of strategic market reviews, stay or sign-on bonuses, integration-related bonuses, restructuring, consolidation, severance or discontinuance of any portion of operations, employees and/or management,

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(i)the amount of “run-rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating improvements and synergies that are reasonably identifiable, factually supportable and projected by the Borrower in good faith to be realized as a result of mergers and other business combinations, Permitted Acquisitions, divestitures, insourcing initiatives, cost savings initiatives, plant consolidations, openings and closings, product rationalization and other similar initiatives taken or initiated before, on or after the Closing Date, in each case to the extent not prohibited by this Agreement (collectively, “Initiatives”) (calculated on a pro forma basis as though such cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating improvements and synergies had been realized on the first day of the relevant Reference Period), net of the amount of actual benefits realized in respect thereof; provided that (i) actions in respect of such cost-savings, operating expense reductions, operating improvements and synergies have been, or will be, taken within 24 months of the applicable Initiative, (ii) no cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating improvements or synergies shall be added pursuant to this clause (i) to the extent duplicative of any expenses or charges otherwise added to (or excluded from) Consolidated EBITDA, whether through a pro forma adjustment or otherwise, for such period, (iii) projected amounts (and not yet realized) may no longer be added in calculating Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to this clause (i) to the extent occurring more than eight full fiscal quarters after the applicable Initiative, (iv) the Borrower must deliver to the Administrative Agent (A) a certificate of a Responsible Officer setting forth such estimated cost-savings, operating expense reductions, operating improvements and synergies and (B) information and calculations supporting in reasonable detail such estimated cost savings, operating expense reductions, operating improvements and synergies and (v) with respect to any Reference Period, the aggregate amount added back in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period pursuant to this clause (i) and clause (k) below shall not exceed 25% of Consolidated EBITDA (calculated prior to giving effect to any add-backs pursuant to this clause (i) and clause (k) below),

(j)non-recurring cash expenses recognized for restructuring costs, integration costs and business optimization expenses in connection with any Initiative,

(k)recurring cash charges from discontinued operations; provided that, with respect to any Reference Period, the aggregate amount added back in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period pursuant to this clause (k) and clause (i) above shall not exceed 25% of Consolidated EBITDA (calculated prior to giving effect to any add-backs pursuant to this clause (k) above and clause (i) above),

(l)any one-time charges related to a Material Pension Event (including for the avoidance of doubt any such charges in the nature of a true-up taken in a subsequent quarter),

minus,

(x)

to the extent included in the statement of such Consolidated Net Income for such period, the sum of (i) interest income, (ii) any extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring income or gains (including, whether or not otherwise includable as a separate item in the statement of such Consolidated Net Income for such period, gains on the sales of assets outside of the ordinary course of business), (iii) income tax credits (to the extent not netted from income tax expense), (iv) any other non-cash income (other than normal accruals in the ordinary course of business for non-cash

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income that represents an accrual for cash income in a future period) and (v) all net gains pursuant to Swap Agreements; and

(y)

any cash payments made during such period in respect of items described in clause (d) above subsequent to the fiscal quarter in which the relevant non-cash expenses or losses were reflected as a charge in the statement of Consolidated Net Income, all as determined on a consolidated basis.  For the purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDA for any Reference Period pursuant to any determination of the Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio, Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio or Consolidated Leverage Ratio, (i) if at any time during such Reference Period the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary shall have made any Material Disposition, the Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period shall be reduced by an amount equal to the Consolidated EBITDA (if positive) attributable to the property that is the subject of such Material Disposition for such Reference Period or increased by an amount equal to the Consolidated EBITDA (if negative) attributable thereto for such Reference Period and (ii) if during such Reference Period the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary shall have made a Permitted Acquisition, Consolidated EBITDA for such Reference Period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such Permitted Acquisition occurred on the first day of such Reference Period.

Consolidated First Lien Debt” means at any date, Consolidated Total Debt at such date that is secured by Liens on the Collateral that do not rank junior to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Revolving Loans (it being understood that the Term Loans and any other Consolidated Total Debt that is secured by Liens on all or a portion of the Collateral that are senior to, or pari passu with, the Liens on such Collateral securing the Revolving Loans shall be considered Consolidated First Lien Debt).

Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio” means as at the last day of any Reference Period, the ratio of (a)(i) Consolidated First Lien Debt on such day less (ii) the aggregate Unrestricted Cash of the Group Members on such day to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for such period.

Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means for any period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDA for such period less the aggregate amount actually paid by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period on account of Capital Expenditures (excluding the principal amount of Indebtedness (other than Revolving Loans) incurred in connection with such expenditures) to (b) Consolidated Fixed Charges for such period.

Consolidated Fixed Charges” means for any period, the sum (without duplication) of (a) Consolidated Interest Expense for such period, (b) any prepayments of principal of Indebtedness actually made or required to be made during such period, (c) scheduled principal payments made during such period on account of principal of Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, (d) payments for taxes made in cash during such period, (e) Restricted Payments made in cash during such period, (f) Capital Lease Obligation payments and (g) cash contributions to any Plan, all calculated for the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis and, to the extent applicable, in accordance with GAAP.

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Consolidated Interest Expense” means for any period, total cash interest expense (including imputed interest expense attributable to Capital Lease Obligations) of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period with respect to all outstanding Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries (including all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptance financing and net costs under Swap Agreements in respect of interest rates to the extent such net costs are allocable to such period in accordance with GAAP).

Consolidated Leverage Ratio” means as at the last day of any Reference Period, the ratio of (a)(i) Consolidated Total Debt on such day less (ii) the aggregate Unrestricted Cash of the Group Members on such day to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for such period.

Consolidated Net Income” means for any period, the consolidated net income (or loss) of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that there shall be excluded:

(a)the income (or deficit) of any Person accrued prior to the date it becomes a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower or is merged into or consolidated with the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, except to the extent calculated on a Pro Forma Basis;

(b)the income (or deficit) of any Person (other than a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower) in which the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has an ownership interest, except to the extent that any such income is actually received by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary in the form of dividends or similar distributions;

(c)the undistributed earnings of any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Restricted Subsidiary is not at the time permitted by the terms of any Contractual Obligation (other than under any Loan Document) or Requirement of Law applicable to such Restricted Subsidiary;

(d)any income (or loss) for such period attributable to the early extinguishment of Indebtedness or Swap Obligations;

(e)the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles and changes as a result of the adoption or modification of accounting policies during such period; and

(f)all net after-tax gains, losses, expenses and charges attributable to business dispositions and asset dispositions, including the sale or other disposition of any Capital Stock of any Person, other than in the ordinary course of business.

Consolidated Net Tangible Assets” means, with respect to any specified Person as of any date of determination, the sum of the amounts that would appear on a consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its consolidated Restricted Subsidiaries as the total assets (less accumulated depreciation and amortization, allowances for doubtful receivables, other applicable reserves and other properly deductible items) of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries, after giving effect to purchase accounting and after deducting therefrom Consolidated Current Liabilities and, to the extent otherwise included, the amounts of (without duplication):

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(a)the excess of cost over fair market value of assets or businesses acquired;

(b)any revaluation or other write-up in book value of assets subsequent to the last day of the fiscal quarter of such Person immediately preceding the Closing Date as a result of a change in the method of valuation in accordance with GAAP;

(c)unamortized debt discount and expenses and other unamortized deferred charges, goodwill, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, licenses, organization or developmental expenses and other intangible items;

(d)minority interests in consolidated Subsidiaries held by Persons other than the specified Person or any Restricted Subsidiary;

(e)treasury stock;

(f)cash or securities set aside and held in a sinking or other analogous fund established for the purpose of redemption or other retirement of Capital Stock to the extent such obligation is not reflected in Consolidated Current Liabilities; and

(g)Investments in and assets of Unrestricted Subsidiaries.

Consolidated Secured Debt” means at any date, Consolidated Total Debt at such date that is secured by a Lien on any property of any Group Member.

Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio” means as at the last day of any Reference Period, the ratio of (a)(i) Consolidated Secured Debt on such day less (ii) the aggregate Unrestricted Cash of the Group Members on such day to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for such period.

Consolidated Total Assets” means at any date of determination, the total assets, in each case reflected on the consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as at the end of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which a balance sheet is available, determined in accordance with GAAP (and, in the case of any determination related to the incurrence of Indebtedness or Liens or any Investment, on a pro forma basis including any property or assets being acquired in connection therewith).

Consolidated Total Debt” means at any date (without duplication), all Capital Lease Obligations, purchase money Indebtedness, Indebtedness for borrowed money and letters of credit (but only to the extent drawn and not reimbursed), in each case of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries at such date, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

Contractual Obligation” means as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.

Covered Entity” means any of the following:

(a)a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance

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with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);

(b)a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or

(c)a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

Covered Party” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.20.

Credit Party” means the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Lender or any other Lender and, for the purposes of Section 10.13 only, any other Agent and any Arranger.

Default” means any of the events specified in Section 8, whether or not any requirement for the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, has been satisfied.

Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.

Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that (a) has failed, within two Business Days of the date required to be funded or paid, to (i) fund any portion of its Loans, (ii) fund any portion of its participations in Letters of Credit or Protective Advances or (iii) pay over to any Credit Party any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder, unless, in the case of clause (i) above, such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding (specifically identified and including the particular default, if any) has not been satisfied, (b) has notified the Borrower or any Credit Party in writing, or has made a public statement to the effect, that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement (unless such writing or public statement indicates that such position is based on such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent (specifically identified and including the particular default, if any) to funding a loan under this Agreement cannot be satisfied) or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, (c) has failed, within three Business Days after request by a Credit Party, acting in good faith, to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations (and is financially able to meet such obligations as of the date of certification) to fund prospective Loans and participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit and Protective Advances under this Agreement, provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon such Credit Party’s receipt of such written certification in form and substance satisfactory to it and the Administrative Agent, or (d) has a direct or indirect parent company that has become the subject of (i) a Bankruptcy Event or (ii) a Bail-In Action.

Deposit Account Control Agreement” means individually and collectively, each “Deposit Account Control Agreement” referred to in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement.

Designated Non-Cash Consideration” means the fair market value of non-cash consideration received by the Borrower or one of its Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with a Disposition that is so designated as Designated Non-Cash Consideration pursuant to a certificate of a Responsible Officer, setting forth the basis of such valuation, less the amount of cash and

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Cash Equivalents received in connection with a subsequent sale of such Designated Non-Cash Consideration within 180 days of receipt thereof.

Designated Redemption Account” means a deposit account in the name of the Borrower that is subject to a Deposit Account Control Agreement and in which amounts are deposited solely in respect of the payment of the 2023 Notes (or any Related Indebtedness) at maturity thereof.

Disposition” means with respect to any property, any sale, lease, sale and leaseback, assignment, conveyance, transfer or other disposition (in one transaction or in a series of transactions) of any property by any Person (including any sale and leaseback transaction and any issuance of Capital Stock by a Subsidiary of such Person), including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith.  The terms “Dispose” and “Disposed of” shall have correlative meanings.

Disqualified Capital Stock” means with respect to any Person, any Capital Stock of such Person that by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable, either mandatorily or at the option of the holder thereof), or upon the happening of any event or condition:

(a)matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Capital Stock of such Person that does not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock and cash in lieu of fractional shares of such Capital Stock) whether pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise;

(b)is convertible or exchangeable, either mandatorily or at the option of the holder thereof, for Indebtedness or Capital Stock (other than solely for Capital Stock of such Person that does not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock and cash in lieu of fractional shares of such Capital Stock); or

(c)is redeemable (other than solely for Capital Stock of such Person that does not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock and cash in lieu of fractional shares of such Capital Stock) or is required to be repurchased by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, in whole or in part, at the option of the holder thereof;

in each case, on or prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date (determined as of the date of issuance thereof or, in the case of any such Capital Stock outstanding on the Closing Date, the Closing Date); provided, however, that (i) Capital Stock of any Person that would not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock but for terms thereof giving holders thereof the right to require such Person to redeem or purchase such Capital Stock upon the occurrence of an “asset sale” or a “change of control” (or similar event, however denominated) shall not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock if any such requirement becomes operative only after repayment in full of all the Loans and all other Obligations that are accrued and payable and (ii) Capital Stock of any Person that is issued to any employee or to any plan for the benefit of employees or by any such plan to such employees shall not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock solely because it may be required to be repurchased by such Person or any of its subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable

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statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability.

Disqualified Lenders” means (a) certain banks, financial institutions, other institutional lenders and other Persons that have been specified in writing to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower prior to the Closing Date, (b) competitors of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and any affiliate of such competitor, in each case, that is identified in writing to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower from time to time and (c) any affiliates of the entities described in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b) that are clearly identifiable as affiliates of such entities solely on the basis of the similarity of their names (other than affiliates that constitute bona fide debt funds primarily investing in loans).  In no event shall the designation of any Person as a Disqualified Lender apply (x) to disqualify any Person until three (3) Business Days after such Person shall have been identified in writing to the Administrative Agent via electronic mail submitted to JPMDQ_Contact@jpmorgan.com (or to such other address as the Administrative Agent may designate to the Borrower from time to time).  For the avoidance of doubt, with respect to any assignee that becomes a Disqualified Lender after the applicable Trade Date (including as a result of the delivery of a notice pursuant to, and/or the expiration of the notice period referred to in, this definition)  or is otherwise party to a pending trade as of the date of such notice, (x) such assignee shall not retroactively be disqualified from becoming a Lender and (y) the execution by the Borrower of an Assignment and Assumption with respect to such assignee will not by itself result in such assignee no longer being considered a Disqualified Lender.

Documents” has the meaning set forth in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement.

Dollars” and “$” means dollars in lawful currency of the United States.

Domestic Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower organized under the laws of any jurisdiction within the United States.

EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any institution 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 institution established 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.

Eligible Accounts” means at any time, the Accounts of the Loan Parties which the Administrative Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion (following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower) are eligible as the basis for the extension of Revolving Loans and the issuance of Letters of Credit.  Without limiting the Administrative Agent’s Permitted Discretion provided herein, Eligible Accounts shall not include any Account:

(a)which is not subject to a first priority perfected security interest in favor of

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the Administrative Agent;

(b)which is subject to any Lien other than (i) a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent, (ii) a Lien in favor of the Term Loan Administrative Agent which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent, (iii) a Lien in favor of the administrative agent or trustee in respect of any Term Loan Incremental Equivalent Debt (and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof) which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent and (iv) a Permitted Encumbrance which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent;

(c)(i) which is unpaid more than 90 days after the date of the original invoice therefor or more than 60 days after the original due date therefor or (ii) which has been written off the books of the Loan Parties or otherwise designated as uncollectible (in determining the aggregate amount from the same Account Debtor that is unpaid hereunder there shall be excluded the amount of any net credit balances relating to Accounts due from such Account Debtor which are unpaid more than 90 days from the date of the original invoice therefor or more than 60 days from the original due date);

(d)which is owing by an Account Debtor for which more than 50% of the Accounts owing from such Account Debtor and its Affiliates are ineligible pursuant to clause (c) above;

(e)which is owing by an Account Debtor to the extent the aggregate amount of Accounts owing from such Account Debtor and its Affiliates to the Loan Parties exceeds 25% of the aggregate Eligible Accounts, but only to the extent of such excess;

(f)with respect to which any covenant, representation or warranty contained in this Agreement or in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement has been breached or is not true in any material respect;

(g)which (i) does not arise from the sale of goods or performance of services in the ordinary course of business, (ii) is not evidenced by an invoice or other documentation satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (utilizing its Permitted Discretion (following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower)) which has been sent to the Account Debtor, (iii) represents a progress billing, (iv) is contingent upon a Loan Party’s completion of any further performance, (v) represents a sale on a bill-and-hold, guaranteed sale, sale-and-return, sale on approval, consignment, cash-on-delivery or any other repurchase or return basis or (vi) relates to payments of interest;

(h)(i) for which the goods giving rise to such Account have not been shipped to the Account Debtor or for which the services giving rise to such Account have not been performed by a Loan Party or if such Account was invoiced more than once or (ii) for which the goods giving rise to such Account have been shipped to the Account Debtor by FOB destination and such goods have not yet been received by the Account Debtor;

(i)(i)with respect to which any check or other instrument of payment has

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been returned uncollected for any reason;

(j)which is owed by an Account Debtor which has (i) applied for, suffered, or consented to the appointment of any receiver, custodian, trustee, or liquidator of its assets, (ii) had possession of all or substantially all of its property taken by any receiver, custodian, trustee or liquidator, (iii) filed, or had filed against it, any request or petition for liquidation, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment of debts, adjudication as bankrupt, winding-up, or voluntary or involuntary case under any state or federal bankruptcy laws (other than post-petition accounts payable of an Account Debtor that is a debtor-in-possession under the Bankruptcy Code and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent), (iv) admitted in writing its inability, or is generally unable to, pay its debts as they become due, (v) become insolvent, or (vi) ceased operation of its business;

(k)which is owed by any Account Debtor which has sold all or a substantially all of its assets;

(l)which is owed in any currency other than Dollars;

(m)which is owed by (i) the government (or any department, agency, public corporation, or instrumentality thereof) of any country other than the U.S. unless such Account is backed by a letter of credit acceptable to the Administrative Agent which is in the possession of, and is directly drawable by, the Administrative Agent, or (ii) the government of the U.S., or any department, agency, public corporation, or instrumentality thereof, unless the Federal Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as amended (31 U.S.C. § 3727 et seq. and 41 U.S.C. § 15 et seq.), and any other steps necessary to perfect the Lien of the Administrative Agent in such Account have been complied with to the Administrative Agent’s satisfaction;

(n)which is owed by any Affiliate of any Loan Party or any employee, officer, director, agent or stockholder of any Loan Party or any of its Affiliates;

(o)which is owed by an Account Debtor or any Affiliate of such Account Debtor to which any Loan Party is indebted, but only to the extent of such indebtedness, or is subject to any security, deposit, progress payment, retainage or other similar advance made by or for the benefit of an Account Debtor, in each case to the extent thereof;

(p)which is subject to any counterclaim, deduction, defense, setoff or dispute but only to the extent of any such counterclaim, deduction, defense, setoff or dispute;

(q)which is evidenced by any promissory note, chattel paper or instrument;

(r)which is owed by an Account Debtor (i) located in any jurisdiction which requires filing of a “Notice of Business Activities Report” or other similar report in order to permit the applicable Loan Party to seek judicial enforcement in such jurisdiction of payment of such Account, unless the applicable Loan Party has filed such report or qualified to do business in such jurisdiction or (ii) which is a Sanctioned Person;

(s)with respect to which any Loan Party has made any agreement with the

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Account Debtor for any reduction thereof, other than discounts and adjustments given in the ordinary course of business, or any Account which was partially paid and the applicable Loan Party created a new receivable for the unpaid portion of such Account;

(t)which does not comply in all material respects with the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations, whether Federal, state or local, including the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act, the Federal Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z of the Board;

(u)which is for goods that have been sold under a purchase order or pursuant to the terms of a contract or other agreement or understanding (written or oral) that indicates that any Person other than a Loan Party has or has had an ownership interest in such goods, or which indicates any party other than a Loan Party as payee or remittance party;

(v)which was created on cash on delivery terms;

(w)which is a Foreign Account unless such Account is backed by (i) a Letter of Credit acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion and which is, if requested by the Administrative Agent, in the possession of, and is directly drawable by, the Administrative Agent or (ii) other credit support acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion;

(x)which the Administrative Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion (following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower) may not be paid by reason of the Account Debtor’s inability to pay; or

(y)which is owed by an Account Debtor for which any accounts receivable, instruments, chattel paper, obligations, general intangibles and other similar assets, in each case relating to receivables owing by such Account Debtor or its Affiliates is subject to a Permitted A/R Finance Transaction.

In determining the amount of an Eligible Account, the face amount of an Account may, in the Administrative Agent’s Permitted Discretion (following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower), be reduced by, without duplication, to the extent not reflected in such face amount, (i) the amount of all accrued and actual discounts, claims, credits or credits pending, promotional program allowances, price adjustments, finance charges or other allowances (including any amount that any Loan Party may be obligated to rebate to an Account Debtor pursuant to the terms of any agreement or understanding (written or oral)) and (ii) the aggregate amount of all cash received in respect of such Account but not yet applied by the applicable Loan Party to reduce the amount of such Account. Standards of eligibility may be made more restrictive from time to time by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion, following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower, with any such changes to be effective four Business Days after delivery of notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders; provided that if consultation with the Borrower and/or notice to the Borrower and the Lenders is not practicable or if failure to implement any such change within a shorter time period would, in the good faith judgment of the Administrative Agent,

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reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect or materially and adversely affect the Collateral or the rights of the Lenders under the Loan Documents, such change may be implemented within a shorter time as determined by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion; provided, further, that any Borrowing Base Certificate delivered during such four Business Day period will reflect any such changes.

Eligible Assignee” means (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender, (c) an Approved Fund, (d) any commercial bank and (e) any other financial institution or investment fund engaged as a primary activity in the ordinary course of its business in making or investing in commercial loans or debt securities, other than, in each case, (i) a natural person, (ii) the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Affiliate of the Borrower, (iii) a Defaulting Lender or (iv) a Disqualified Lender.

Eligible Finished Goods” means, Eligible Inventory that (a) is located in the United States and (b) constitutes finished goods to be sold by the Borrower in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower, excluding Eligible Raw Materials and Eligible Inventory constituting work-in-process.

Eligible Inventory” means at any time, the Inventory of the Loan Parties which the Administrative Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion (following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower) is eligible as the basis for the extension of Revolving Loans and the issuance of Letters of Credit.  Without limiting the Administrative Agent’s Permitted Discretion provided herein, Eligible Inventory shall not include any Inventory:

(a)which is not subject to a first priority perfected Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent;

(b)which is subject to any Lien other than (i) a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent, (ii) a Lien in favor of the Term Loan Administrative Agent which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent, (iii) a Lien in favor of the administrative agent or trustee in respect of Term Loan Incremental Equivalent Debt (and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof)  which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent and (iv) a Permitted Encumbrance which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent;

(c)which is, in the Administrative Agent’s Permitted Discretion (following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower), slow moving, obsolete, unmerchantable, defective, used, unfit for sale, not salable at prices approximating at least the cost of such Inventory in the ordinary course of business or unacceptable due to age, type, category and/or quantity;

(d)with respect to which any covenant, representation or warranty contained in this Agreement or in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement has been breached or is not true and which does not conform to all standards imposed by any Governmental Authority;

(e)in which any Person other than a Loan Party shall (i) have any direct or indirect ownership, interest or title to such Inventory or (ii) be indicated on any purchase order or

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invoice with respect to such Inventory as having an interest therein;

(f)which is not raw materials or finished goods;

(g)which constitutes work-in-process, spare or replacement parts, subassemblies, packaging and shipping material, manufacturing supplies, samples, prototypes, displays or display items, bill-and-hold or ship-in-place goods, goods that are returned or marked for return, repossessed goods, defective or damaged goods, goods held on consignment, or goods which are not of a type held for sale in the ordinary course of business;

(h)which is in transit with a common carrier from vendors and suppliers;

(i)[reserved];

(j)which is located in any third party warehouse or is in the possession of a bailee (other than a third party processor) and is not evidenced by a Document, unless (i) such warehouseman or bailee has delivered to the Administrative Agent a Collateral Access Agreement and such other documentation as the Administrative Agent may require or (ii) an appropriate Reserve has been established by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion (following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower);

(k)which is being processed offsite at a third party location or outside processor, or is in-transit to or from such third party location or outside processor;

(l)which is a discontinued product or component thereof;

(m)which is the subject of a consignment by the applicable Loan Party as consignor;

(n)which is perishable;

(o)which contains or bears any intellectual property rights licensed to the applicable Loan Party unless the Administrative Agent is reasonably satisfied that it may sell or otherwise dispose of such Inventory without (i) infringing the rights of such licensor, (ii) violating any contract with such licensor, or (iii) incurring any liability with respect to payment of royalties other than royalties incurred pursuant to sale of such Inventory under the current licensing agreement;

(p)which is not reflected in a current perpetual inventory report or on the general ledger of the Loan Parties (unless such Inventory is reflected in a report to the Administrative Agent as “in transit” Inventory);

(q)for which reclamation rights have been asserted by the seller;

(r)which has been acquired from a Sanctioned Person;

(s)which the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion (following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower) determines

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is unacceptable; or

(t)Inventory constituting work-in-process.

Standards of eligibility may be made more restrictive from time to time by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion, after consultation (to the extent practicable) with the Borrower, with any such changes to be effective four Business Days after delivery of notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders; provided that if consultation with the Borrower and/or notice to the Borrower and the Lenders is not practicable or if failure to implement any such change within a shorter time period would, in the good faith judgment of the Administrative Agent, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect or materially and adversely affect the Collateral or the rights of the Lenders under the Loan Documents, such change may be implemented within a shorter time as determined by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion; provided, further, that any Borrowing Base Certificate delivered during such four Business Day period will reflect any such changes.

Eligible Raw Materials” means, Eligible Inventory that is (a) located in the United States and (b) constitutes raw materials used or consumed by the Borrower in the ordinary course of business in the manufacture or production of other inventory, excluding Eligible Finished Goods and Eligible Inventory constituting work-in-process.

Environmental Laws” means any and all foreign, Federal, state, local or municipal laws, rules, orders, regulations, statutes, ordinances, codes, decrees, requirements of any Governmental Authority or other Requirements of Law (including common law) regulating, relating to or imposing liability or standards of conduct concerning protection of human health or the environment, as now or may at any time hereafter be in effect.

Environmental Permits” means any and all permits, licenses, approvals, registrations, notifications, exemptions and any other authorization required under any Environmental Law.

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

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 Section 4001(a)(14) of ERISA 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 or the regulations issued thereunder with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30 day notice period is waived); (b) the failure to satisfy the “minimum funding standard” (as defined 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; (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 Plans or to appoint a

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trustee to administer any Plan; (f) the incurrence by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; or (g) the receipt by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, concerning the imposition upon the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent within the meaning of 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.

Eurodollar” when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate.

Event of Default” means any of the events specified in Section 8, provided that any requirement for the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, has been satisfied.

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Excluded Account” has the meaning set forth in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement.

Excluded Swap Obligation” means with respect to any Loan Party (a) any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, and only for so long as, all or a portion of the guarantee of such Loan Party of, or the grant by such Loan Party of a security interest to secure, as applicable, such Swap Obligation (or any guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Loan Party’s failure to constitute an “eligible contract participant,” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder, at the time the guarantee of (or grant of such security interest by, as applicable) such Loan Party becomes or would become effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or (b) any other Swap Obligation designated as an “Excluded Swap Obligation” of such Loan Party as specified in any agreement between the relevant Loan Parties and counterparty applicable to such Swap Obligations, and agreed by the Administrative Agent.  If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one Swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to Swaps for which such guarantee or security interest is or becomes illegal.

Excluded Subsidiary” means (a) any Unrestricted Subsidiary, (b) Immaterial Subsidiary, (c) any non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary to the extent the organizational documents thereof prohibit it from guaranteeing the Obligations, (d) any Subsidiary that is prohibited or restricted by applicable law, rule or regulation or by any contractual obligation existing on the Closing Date or on the date such Subsidiary was acquired (so long as such contractual obligation was not entered into in contemplation of such acquisition) from guaranteeing the Obligations or which would require a non-ministerial governmental (including regulatory) consent, approval,

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license or authorization to provide a guarantee unless such consent, approval, licensor authorization has been received (the Loan Parties being under no obligation to obtain such consent, approval or licensor authorization), (e) any CFC or CFC Holding Company, (f) any Domestic Subsidiary of a Foreign Subsidiary, (g) not-for-profit Subsidiaries and captive insurance companies, (h) any Subsidiary whose provision of a guarantee would have a cost (including tax cost), burden, difficulty or consequence that is excessive in relation to the value afforded thereby as agreed between the Borrower and Administrative Agent, and (i) any Restricted Subsidiary acquired pursuant to a Permitted Acquisition with Indebtedness permitted to be incurred pursuant to the Loan Documents as assumed Indebtedness and any Restricted Subsidiary thereof that guarantees such assumed Indebtedness, in each case to the extent such secured Indebtedness prohibits such Subsidiary from becoming a Guarantor.  Each Excluded Subsidiary as of the Closing Date is set forth on Schedule 4.15.

Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Credit Party or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Credit Party, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of a Credit Party being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. Federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of a Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) a Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 2.22) or (ii) a Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.19, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender acquired the applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office, (c) Taxes attributable to a Credit Party’s failure to comply with Section 2.19(f) and (d) any U.S. Federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

Existing Indebtedness Refinancing” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.1(b)(ii).

Existing Letters of Credit” means the letters of credit existing on the Closing Date and identified on Schedule 3.01.

Facility” means each the Commitments and the Revolving Loans made thereunder. Additional Facilities may be established pursuant to Section 2.25.

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities and implementing such Sections of the Code.  

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Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate calculated by the NYFRB based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depositary institutions, as determined in such manner as the NYFRB shall set forth on its public website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the effective federal funds rate; provided that if the Federal Funds Effective Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.

Federal Reserve Board” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.

Fee Payment Date” means (a) the first Business Day of each January, April, July and October and (b) the last day of the Revolving Commitment Period.

Flood Insurance Laws” means, collectively, (i) the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 (which comprehensively revised the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973) as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, (ii) the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto and (iii) the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto.

Foreign Account” means an Account that is owed by an Account Debtor which (i) does not maintain its chief executive office in the U.S. (including any territory thereof) or (ii) is not organized under applicable law of the U.S., any state of the U.S., or the District of Columbia.

Foreign Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

Foreign Benefit Arrangement” means any employee benefit arrangement mandated by non-U.S. law that is maintained or contributed to by any Group Member, any ERISA Affiliate or any other entity related to a Group Member on a controlled group basis.

Foreign Plan” means each employee benefit plan (within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA, whether or not such plan is subject to ERISA) that is not subject to US law and is maintained or contributed to by any Group Member, or ERISA Affiliate or any other entity related to a Group Member on a controlled group basis.

Foreign Plan Event” means with respect to any Foreign Benefit Arrangement or Foreign Plan, (a) the failure to make or, if applicable, accrue in accordance with normal accounting practices, any employer or employee contributions required by applicable law or by the terms of such Foreign Benefit Arrangement or Foreign Plan; (b) the failure to register or loss of good standing with applicable regulatory authorities of any such Foreign Benefit Arrangement or Foreign Plan required to be registered; or (c) the failure of any Foreign Benefit Arrangement or Foreign Plan to comply with any material provisions of applicable law and regulations or with the material terms of such Foreign Benefit Arrangement or Foreign Plan.

Full Cash Dominion Period” means (a) each period when an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (b) each period beginning on the second consecutive Business Day on which Availability is less than or equal to 12.5% of the Total Commitments; provided that

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any such Full Cash Dominion Period commencing pursuant to clause (b) shall end when and if Availability shall have been not less than such specified level for 45 consecutive days.

Funding Office” means the office of the Administrative Agent specified in Section 10.2 or such other office as may be specified from time to time by the Administrative Agent as its funding office by written notice to the Borrower and the Lenders.

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States as in effect from time to time.  In the event that any “Accounting Change” (as defined below) shall occur and such change results in a change in the method of calculation of financial covenants, standards or terms in this Agreement, then the Borrower and the Administrative Agent agree to enter into negotiations to promptly amend such provisions of this Agreement so as to reflect equitably such Accounting Changes with the desired result that the criteria for evaluating the Borrower’s results of operations and/or financial condition shall be the same after such Accounting Changes as if such Accounting Changes had not been made.  Until such time as such an amendment shall have been executed and delivered by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders, all financial covenants, standards and terms in this Agreement shall continue to be calculated or construed as if such Accounting Changes had not occurred.  “Accounting Changes” refers to changes in accounting principles required by the promulgation of any rule, regulation, pronouncement or opinion by the Financial Accounting Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or, if applicable, the SEC.

Governmental Authority”  means the government of the United States of America, 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, any securities exchange and any self-regulatory organization (including the National Association of Insurance Commissioners).

Group Members” means the collective reference to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

Guarantee and Collateral Agreement” means the ABL Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, executed and delivered by the Borrower and each Subsidiary Guarantor, substantially in the form of Exhibit D.

Guarantee Obligation” means as to any Person (the “guaranteeing person”), any obligation, including a reimbursement, counterindemnity or similar obligation, of the guaranteeing Person that guarantees or in effect guarantees, or which is given to induce the creation of a separate obligation by another Person (including any bank under any letter of credit) that guarantees or in effect guarantees, any Indebtedness, leases, dividends or other obligations (the “primary obligations”) of any other third Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, including any obligation of the guaranteeing person, whether or not contingent, (i) to purchase any such primary obligation or any property constituting direct or indirect security therefor, (ii) to advance or supply funds (1) for the purchase or payment of any such primary obligation or (2) to maintain working capital or equity capital of the primary obligor or otherwise to maintain the net worth or solvency of the primary obligor, (iii) to purchase property, securities

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or services primarily for the purpose of assuring the owner of any such primary obligation of the ability of the primary obligor to make payment of such primary obligation or (iv) otherwise to assure or hold harmless the owner of any such primary obligation against loss in respect thereof; provided, however, that the term Guarantee Obligation shall not include endorsements of instruments for deposit or collection in the ordinary course of business.  The amount of any Guarantee Obligation of any guaranteeing person shall be deemed to be the lower of (a) an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the primary obligation in respect of which such Guarantee Obligation is made and (b) the maximum amount for which such guaranteeing person may be liable pursuant to the terms of the instrument embodying such Guarantee Obligation, unless such primary obligation and the maximum amount for which such guaranteeing person may be liable are not stated or determinable, in which case the amount of such Guarantee Obligation shall be such guaranteeing person’s maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the Borrower in good faith.

Immaterial Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Material Subsidiary and that is designated by the Borrower in writing to the Administrative Agent as an “Immaterial Subsidiary”; provided that if (i) as of the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or (b), the aggregate Consolidated Net Tangible Assets of all Immaterial Subsidiaries, as of the last day of such fiscal quarter, exceeds 5% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries or (ii) the aggregate contribution of Consolidated EBITDA of all Immaterial Subsidiaries to Consolidated EBITDA for the Applicable Reference Period exceeds 7.5% of Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Applicable Reference Period, then one or more Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Material Subsidiaries shall promptly be designated by the Borrower in writing to the Administrative Agent as a “Material Subsidiary” until such excess has been eliminated. Each Immaterial Subsidiary as of the Closing Date is set forth on Schedule 4.15.

Impacted Interest Period” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “LIBO Rate”.

Increased Facility Activation Notice” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit I-1 or in such other form as is reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

Increased Facility Closing Date” means any Business Day designated as such in an Increased Facility Activation Notice.

Incremental Commitments” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.24(a).

Indebtedness” means of any Person at any date, without duplication, (a) all indebtedness of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person for the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than (i) trade payables incurred in the ordinary course of such Person’s business or consistent with industry or past practice, (ii) deferred compensation payable to directors, officers or employees of any Group Member, (iii) any purchase price adjustment or earnout obligation until such adjustment or obligation becomes a liability on the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP, (iv) accrued expenses and liabilities and intercompany liabilities arising in the ordinary course of such Person’s business, and (v)

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prepaid or deferred revenue arising in the ordinary course of business), (c) all obligations of such Person evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures or other similar instruments, (d) all indebtedness created or arising under any conditional sale or other title retention agreement with respect to property acquired by such Person (even though the rights and remedies of the seller or lender under such agreement in the event of default are limited to repossession or sale of such property), (e) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (f) all obligations of such Person, contingent or otherwise, as an account party or applicant under or in respect of acceptances, letters of credit, surety bonds or similar arrangements, (g) the liquidation value of all redeemable preferred Disqualified Capital Stock of such Person, (h) all Guarantee Obligations of such Person in respect of obligations of the kind referred to in clauses (a) through (g) above, (i) all obligations of the kind referred to in clauses (a) through (h) above secured by (or for which the holder of such obligation has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property (including accounts and contract rights) owned by such Person, whether or not such Person has assumed or become liable for the payment of such obligation (but only to the extent of the lesser of (i) the amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) the fair market value of such property), and (j) for the purposes of Section 8(e) only, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to Swap Agreements, (i) for any date on or after the date such Swap Agreements have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (ii) for any date prior to the date referenced in the immediately preceding clause (i), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Swap Agreements, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Swap Contracts (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).  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 expressly provide that such Person is not liable therefor.

Indemnified Taxes” means (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in clause (a) above, Other Taxes.

Insolvent” means with respect to any Multiemployer Plan, the condition that such plan is insolvent within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA.

Intellectual Property” means the collective reference to all rights, priorities and privileges relating to intellectual property, whether arising under United States, multinational or foreign laws or otherwise, including copyrights, copyright licenses, patents, patent licenses, trademarks, trademark licenses, technology, know-how and processes, all registrations and applications therefor, and all rights to sue at law or in equity for any infringement or other impairment thereof, including the right to receive all proceeds and damages therefrom.

Intercreditor Agreement” means the ABL/Term Loan Intercreditor Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, among the Borrower, the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Administrative Agent and the Term Loan Administrative Agent, substantially in the form of Exhibit K and satisfactory to the Joint Lead Arrangers.

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Interest Election Request” means a request by the Borrower to convert or continue a Revolving Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.12 and the definition of “Interest Period”, which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit B or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

Interest Payment Date” means (a) as to any ABR Loan, the first day of each January, April, July and October to occur while such Loan is outstanding and the final maturity date of such Loan, (b) as to any Eurodollar Loan having an Interest Period of three months or less, the last day of such Interest Period, (c) as to any Eurodollar Loan having an Interest Period longer than three months, each day that is three months, or a whole multiple thereof, after the first day of such Interest Period and the last day of such Interest Period and (d) as to any Loan, the date of any repayment or prepayment made in respect thereof.

Interest Period” means as to any Eurodollar Loan, (a) initially, the period commencing on the borrowing or conversion date, as the case may be, with respect to such Eurodollar Loan and ending one, two, three or six months thereafter, as selected by the Borrower in its Borrowing Request or Interest Election Request, as the case may be, given with respect thereto; and (b) thereafter, each period commencing on the last day of the next preceding Interest Period applicable to such Eurodollar Loan and ending one, two, three or six months thereafter, as selected by the Borrower in an Interest Election Request submitted to the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 Noon, New York City time, on the date that is three Business Days prior to the last day of the then current Interest Period with respect thereto; provided that, all of the foregoing provisions relating to Interest Periods are subject to the following:

(d)if any Interest Period would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless the result of such extension would be to carry such Interest Period into another calendar month in which event such Interest Period shall end on the immediately preceding Business Day;

(e)the Borrower may not select an Interest Period that would extend beyond the Revolving Termination Date; and

(f)any Interest Period that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period.

Interpolated Rate” means, at any time, for any Interest Period, the rate per annum (rounded to the same number of decimal places as the LIBO 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 LIBO Screen Rate for the longest period for which the LIBO Screen Rate is available that is shorter than the Impacted Interest Period; and (b) the LIBO Screen Rate for the shortest period for which that LIBO Screen Rate is available that exceeds the Impacted Interest Period, in each case, as of 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of the applicable Interest Period; provided that if the Interpolated Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of calculating such rate. When determining the rate for a period

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which is less than the shortest period for which the LIBO Screen Rate is available, the LIBO Screen Rate for purposes of clause (a) above shall be deemed to be the overnight rate for Dollars determined by the Administrative Agent from such service as the Administrative Agent may select in its reasonable discretion.

Inventory” has the meaning set forth in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement.

Investment Grade Eligible Accounts” means Eligible Accounts owing by an Account Debtor whose securities are rated BBB- or better by S&P or Baa3 or better by Moody’s at such time.

Investments” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.7.

IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

Issuer Document” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Application, a letter of credit agreement, or any other document, agreement or instrument entered into (or to be entered into) by a Borrower in favor of the Issuing Lender and relating to such Letter of Credit.

Issuing Lender” means, subject to Section 3.9, each of JPMCB, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and any other Revolving Lender reasonably approved by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that has agreed in its sole discretion to act as an “Issuing Lender” hereunder, or any of their respective affiliates, in each case in its capacity as issuer of any Letter of Credit.  Each reference herein to “the Issuing Lender” shall be deemed to be a reference to the relevant Issuing Lender.

Joint Venture” means a joint venture, partnership or other similar arrangement entered into by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, whether in corporate, partnership or other legal form; provided that in no event shall any Subsidiary be considered to be a Joint Venture.

JPMCB” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a national banking association, in its individual capacity, and its successors.

Junior Indebtedness” means (a) the 2023 Notes, (b) the 2025 Notes, (c) any Material Subordinated Indebtedness, (d) any Indebtedness (other than the Term Loans, any Term Loan Incremental Equivalent Debt ranking pari passu in right of security with the Term Loans and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof) of any Group Member that is secured by a Lien on the Collateral that is junior to the Lien on the Collateral securing the Obligations and (e) any Material Unsecured Indebtedness of any Group Member.

Latest Maturity Date” means at any date of determination, the latest scheduled maturity date applicable to any Loan hereunder at such time.

L/C Commitment” means $15,000,000, as such amount may be reduced from time to time by the mutual agreement of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.

L/C Disbursement” means a payment made by an Issuing Lender pursuant to a Letter of Credit, including in respect of a time draft presented thereunder.  

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L/C Exposure” means at any time, the total L/C Obligations.  The L/C Exposure of any Revolving Lender at any time shall be its Revolving Percentage of the total L/C Exposure at such time.  For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Article 29(a) of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 600 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the applicable time) or Rule 3.13 or Rule 3.14 of the International Standby Practices, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 590 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the applicable time) or similar terms of the Letter of Credit itself, or if compliant documents have been presented but not yet honored, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” and “undrawn” in the amount so remaining available to be paid, and the obligations of the Borrower and each Lender shall remain in full force and effect until the Issuing Lender and the Lenders shall have no further obligations to make any payments or disbursements under any circumstances with respect to any Letter of Credit.

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

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

LCT Election” has the meaning set forth in Section 1.6.

LCT Test Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 1.6.

Lender Parent” means with respect to any Lender, any Person as to which such Lender is, directly or indirectly, a Subsidiary.

Lenders” means the Persons listed on Schedule 1.1A and any other Person that shall have become a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption or otherwise, other than any such Person that ceases to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption or otherwise. Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Lenders” includes the Issuing Lenders.

LIBO Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any Interest Period, the LIBO Screen Rate at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that if the LIBO Screen Rate shall not be available at such time for such Interest Period (an “Impacted Interest Period”) then the LIBO Rate shall be the Interpolated Rate.

LIBO Screen Rate”  means, for any day and time, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any Interest Period, the London interbank offered rate as administered by ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate for U.S. Dollars for a period equal in length to such Interest Period as displayed on such day and time on pages LIBOR01 or LIBOR02 of the Reuters screen that displays such rate (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a Reuters page or screen, on any successor or substitute page on such

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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); provided that if the LIBO Screen Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to zero for the purposes of this Agreement.

Letters of Credit” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.1(a).

Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge or other security interest or any preference, priority or other security agreement or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement and any capital lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).

Limited Condition Transaction” means any Investment that the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary is contractually committed to consummate (it being understood that such commitment may be subject to conditions precedent, which conditions precedent may be amended, satisfied or waived in accordance with the applicable agreement) within 120 days and whose consummation is not conditioned on the availability or, or on obtaining, third party financing.

Line Cap” means at any time, an amount equal to the lesser of (a) the Total Commitments and (b) the Borrowing Base.

Loan” means the loans made by the Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement, including Protective Advances.

Loan Documents” means this Agreement, the Security Documents, the Intercreditor Agreement, the Notes, the Letters of Credit, any Applications, any Issuer Documents and any amendment, waiver, supplement or other modification to any of the foregoing.

Loan Modification Agreement” means a Loan Modification Agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and one or more Accepting Lenders, effecting one or more Permitted Amendments and such other amendments hereto and to the other Loan Documents as are contemplated by Section 2.25.

Loan Modification Offer” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.25(a).

Loan Parties” means the Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantors.

Margin Stock” means margin stock within the meaning of Regulations T, U and X, as applicable.

Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect on, (a) the business, property, assets, liabilities (actual or contingent), operations or financial condition of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries taken as a whole, (b) the ability of the Loan Parties (taken as a whole) to perform the obligations under the Loan Documents to which they are a party or (c) the validity or enforceability of this Agreement or any of the other

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Loan Documents or the rights or remedies of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders hereunder or thereunder.

Material Disposition” means any Disposition of property or series of related Dispositions (other than Dispositions permitted pursuant to Section 7.5(m)) of property that yields gross proceeds to the Group Members in excess of $65,000,000.

Material Indebtedness” means Indebtedness (other than the Loans) or Swap Obligations of any one or more of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount of $50,000,000 or more; provided that any Indebtedness outstanding under the Term Loan Credit Agreement shall be deemed to be Material Indebtedness.  For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the “principal amount” of any Swap Obligation at any time shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that the Borrower and/or any applicable Restricted Subsidiary would be required to pay if the applicable Swap Agreement were terminated at such time.

Material Pension Event” means a withdrawal during the term of this Agreement by the Borrower from a single Multiemployer Plan requiring cash payments by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries which Multiemployer Plan is identified in writing to the Administrative Agent in the Compliance Certificate required to be delivered for the fiscal quarter ending after the occurrence thereof.

Material Subordinated Indebtedness” means any Subordinated Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount of $5,000,000 or more.

Material Subsidiary” means, as of any date of determination, each Restricted Subsidiary (a) with tangible assets (including the value of Capital Stock of its subsidiaries) on such date of determination equal to or greater than 5.0% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets, (b) whose contribution to Consolidated EBITDA for the Applicable Reference Period exceeds 7.5% of Consolidated EBITDA for the Applicable Reference Period or (c) that is designated as a “Material Subsidiary” pursuant to the definition of Immaterial Subsidiary.

Material Unsecured Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount of $30,000,000 or more that is not secured by a Lien on any property of any Group Member.

Materials of Environmental Concern” means any gasoline or petroleum (including crude oil or any fraction thereof) or petroleum products, asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls, urea-formaldehyde insulation, radioactivity, and any other substances, materials or wastes, that are regulated pursuant to or that could give rise to liability under any Environmental Law.

Maturity Date Extension Notice” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit I-3 or in such other form as is reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

Maximum Term Loan Incremental Amount” means an amount that would  not, immediately after the incurrence thereof and after giving effect thereto (excluding from Unrestricted Cash in the making of such pro forma calculation the proceeds of such additional Indebtedness) cause, (i) with respect to Indebtedness ranking pari passu in right of security with

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the Term Loans, the Consolidated First Lien Leverage Ratio for the Applicable Reference Period, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis as of the date of incurrence of such additional Indebtedness, to be greater 2.00:1.00, (ii) with respect to Indebtedness ranking junior in right of security to the Term Loans, the Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio for the Applicable Reference Period, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis as of the date of incurrence of such additional Indebtedness, to be greater than 2.00:1.00 and (iii) with respect to Indebtedness that is unsecured, the Consolidated Leverage Ratio for the Applicable Reference Period, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis as of the date of incurrence of such additional Indebtedness, to be greater than 5.00:1.00.

Minimum Extension Condition” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.25(a).

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

Multiemployer Plan” means a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA to which any Group Member or any ERISA Affiliate (i) makes or is obligated to make contributions, (ii) during the preceding five plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions or (iii) has any actual or contingent liability.

Multiple Employer Plan” means a Plan which has two or more contributing sponsors (including any Group Member or any ERISA Affiliate) at least two of whom are not under common control, as such a Plan is described in Section 4064 of ERISA.

Net Cash Proceeds” means (a) in connection with any Disposition or any Recovery Event, the proceeds thereof in the form of cash and Cash Equivalents (including any such proceeds received by way of deferred payment of principal pursuant to a note or installment receivable or purchase price adjustment receivable or otherwise, but only as and when received), net of the direct costs relating to such Disposition or Recovery Event including attorneys’ fees, accountants’ fees, investment banking fees, sales commissions, amounts required to be applied to the repayment of Indebtedness (other than the Loans, any Pari Passu Secured Indebtedness or any Junior Indebtedness) secured by a Lien expressly permitted hereunder on any asset that is the subject of such Disposition or Recovery Event and other customary fees and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith and net of taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable as a result thereof (after taking into account any available tax credits or deductions and any tax sharing arrangements) and any (i) reasonable reserve for adjustment in respect of the sale price of such asset or assets established in accordance with GAAP; provided that upon release of any such reserve, the amount released shall be considered Net Cash Proceed and (ii) any reasonable reserve or payment with respect to any liabilities associated with such asset or assets and retained by the Borrower after such sale or other disposition thereof, including, severance costs, pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations associated with such transaction; provided that upon release of any such reserve, the amount released shall be considered Net Cash Proceeds and (b) in connection with any issuance or sale of Capital Stock or any incurrence of Indebtedness, the cash proceeds received from such issuance or incurrence, net of all taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable as a result thereof and fees, including attorneys’ fees, investment banking fees and discounts, accountants’ fees, underwriting discounts and commissions and other customary fees and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith.

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Net Orderly Liquidation Value” means with respect to Inventory of any Person, the net orderly liquidation value expected to be realized at an orderly, negotiated sale held within reasonable time period from the most recent Inventory appraisal ordered by the Administrative Agent.

New Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.24(b).

New Lender Supplement” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.24(b).

Non-Guarantor Debt Limit” means an amount equal to the greater of $75,000,000 and 5% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets.

Non-Investment Grade Eligible Accounts” means Eligible Accounts that are not Investment Grade Eligible Accounts.

Non-U.S. Lender” means (a) if the Borrower is a U.S. Person, a Lender, with respect to the Borrower, that is not a U.S. Person, and (b) if the Borrower is not a U.S. Person, a Lender, with respect to the Borrower, that is resident or organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Borrower is resident for tax purposes.

Not Otherwise Applied” means in respect of any amount, such amount has not previously been (and is not currently being) applied to any other use or transaction.

Notes” means the collective reference to any promissory note evidencing Loans.

NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

NYFRB Rate” means, for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day and (b) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate in effect on such day (or for any day that is not a Business Day, for the immediately preceding Business Day); provided that if none of such rates are published for any day that is a Business Day, the term “NYFRB Rate” means the rate for a federal funds transaction quoted at 11:00 a.m. on such day received by the Administrative Agent from a federal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid rates as so determined be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

Obligations” means collectively, (a) the unpaid principal of and interest on (including interest accruing after the maturity of the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations and interest accruing after the filing of any petition in bankruptcy, or the commencement of any insolvency, reorganization or like proceeding, relating to the Borrower, whether or not a claim for post-filing or post-petition interest is allowed in such proceeding) the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations, all other obligations and liabilities of the Borrower to the Administrative Agent or to any Lender, whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or to become due, or now existing or hereafter incurred, which arise under, out of, or in connection with, this Agreement, any other Loan Document, the Letters of Credit or any other document made, delivered or given in connection herewith or therewith, whether on account of principal, interest, reimbursement obligations, fees, indemnities, costs, expenses (including all fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent or to any Lender that are required to be paid by the Borrower

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pursuant hereto including with respect to Letters of Credit) or otherwise, (b) all Banking Services Obligations and (c) all Secured Swap Obligations.

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

Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court, or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.22).

Overnight Bank Funding Rate” means, for any day, the rate comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight Eurodollar borrowings 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.

Participant” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.6(c).

Participant Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.6(c).

Patriot Act” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.17.

Payment Conditions” means (a) no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (b) at all times during the Pro Forma Period (i) after giving effect to the proposed event as if it occurred on the first day of the Pro Forma Period, a daily average pro forma Availability greater than 20% of the Total Commitments, or (ii) after giving effect to the proposed event on a Pro Forma Basis as if it occurred on the first day of the Pro Forma Period, (A) a daily average pro forma Availability during the Pro Forma Period greater than 15% of the Total Commitments and (B) a Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the most recently ended Reference Period greater than 1.10:1.0.

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation established under Section 4002 of ERISA and any successor entity performing similar functions.

Pension Plan” means any employee benefit plan (including a Multiple Employer Plan, but not including a Multiemployer Plan) that is subject to Title IV of ERISA, Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA (i) which is or was sponsored, maintained or contributed to by, or required to be contributed to by, any Group Member or any ERISA Affiliate or (ii) with respect to which any Group Member or any ERISA Affiliate has any actual or contingent liability.

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Permitted A/R Finance Transaction” means the bona fide sale for cash by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries to an unaffiliated third party on an arm’s length and non-recourse basis (except for customary representations, warranties, commercial disputes and other standard recourse or repurchase obligations in customary transactions of this type) of Receivables Related Assets pursuant to (i) the Supplier Agreement, (ii) the Purchase Agreement and (iii) such other agreements which meet the foregoing criteria in an aggregate amount not to exceed $30,000,000 in face value per fiscal quarter.

Permitted Acquisition” means the purchase or other acquisition by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of all or a majority of the Capital Stock of, or all or substantially all of the property of, any Person, or of any business or division of any Person; provided that with respect to each purchase or other acquisition (i) after giving effect thereto, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are in compliance with Section 7.15, (ii) immediately before and immediately after giving effect on a pro forma basis to any such purchase or other acquisition, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (iii) any such newly created or acquired Subsidiary shall, to the extent required by Section 6.10, comply with the requirements of Section 6.10.

Permitted Amendment” means an amendment to this Agreement and/or the other Loan Documents, effected in connection with a Loan Modification Offer pursuant to Section 2.25, providing for an extension of the commitments and scheduled maturity date applicable to the Loans of the Accepting Lenders of a relevant Facility and, in connection therewith, which may also provide for (a)(i) a change in the Applicable Margin with respect to the Loans of the Accepting Lenders subject to such Permitted Amendment and/or (ii) a change in the fees payable to, or the inclusion of new fees to be payable to, the Accepting Lenders in respect of such Loans, (b) such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as shall be appropriate, in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent, to provide the rights and benefits of this Agreement and other Loan Documents to each new Facility of Loans and/or commitments resulting therefrom and (c) additional amendments to the terms of this Agreement and/or the other Loan Documents applicable to the applicable Loans of the Accepting Lenders that are less favorable to such Accepting Lenders than the terms of this Agreement and/or the other Loan Documents, as applicable, prior to giving effect to such Permitted Amendments and that are reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

Permitted Amount” means, as of any date, (a)(i) $60,000,000 so long as the Payment Conditions are met as of such date and (ii) $5,000,000 if the Payment Conditions are not met as of such date, in either case, less (b) the sum of, without duplication, (i) the aggregate outstanding amount of Indebtedness of Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties subject to Guarantee Obligations of Loan Parties under Section 7.7(c) as of such date, (ii) the aggregate outstanding amount of loans or advances made by Loan Parties to Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties under Section 7.7(e) as of such date (iii) the aggregate amount of Investments by Loan Parties in Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties outstanding under Section 7.7(g) as of such date, and (iv) the aggregate amount of (A) Investments in Joint Ventures and Unrestricted Subsidiaries and (B) Permitted Acquisitions of Persons that do not, upon acquisition thereof, become Subsidiary Guarantors, and property that is not, upon acquisition thereof, owned by Loan Parties outstanding under Section 7.7(u)

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Permitted Discretion” means in respect of the adjustment of eligibility criteria and (without duplication) reserves with respect to the Borrowing Base collateral, a determination made in good faith and in the exercise of reasonable (from the perspective of a secured asset-based lender) business judgment following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower and in accordance with customary business practices for asset-based transactions.

Permitted Encumbrances” means Liens permitted pursuant to Section 7.3(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (n); provided that the term “Permitted Encumbrances” shall not include any Lien securing Indebtedness (other than with respect to Section 7.3(n)).

Permitted Liens” means Liens permitted pursuant to Section 7.3.

Permitted Supply Chain Financing” means transactions related to accounts payable of the Loan Parties with respect to their supply chain (a)(i) in the ordinary course of business of the Loan Parties or (ii) consistent with past practices of the Loan Parties on the Closing Date and (b) that do not constitute or would not have constituted Indebtedness as of the Closing Date.

Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness” means with respect to any Indebtedness of any Person (the “Original Indebtedness”), any modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension of such Indebtedness, in whole or in part; provided, that (i) no Person that is not an obligor with respect to the Original Indebtedness shall be an obligor with respect to such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness, (ii) the final maturity of such Indebtedness is no sooner and weighted average life to maturity of such Indebtedness is no shorter than such Original Indebtedness, (iii) in the case of any modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension of Indebtedness incurred pursuant Section 7.2(b), the other material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness after giving effect to such modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension, taken as a whole (other than interest rates, rate floors, fees and optional prepayment or redemption terms), either (x) reflect market terms at the time of issuance thereof, as reasonably determined by the Borrower in good faith, or (y) shall, taken as a whole, not be more favorable to the lenders providing such Indebtedness than the terms and conditions applicable to the Original Indebtedness, (iv) (x) in the case of any Original Indebtedness consisting of a revolving credit facility, the committed amount in respect of the Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness does not exceed the committed amount in respect of the Original Indebtedness and (y) otherwise, the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) thereof does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Original Indebtedness, except in each case by an amount (such amount, the “Additional Permitted Amount”) equal to unpaid accrued interest and premium thereon at such time plus reasonable fees and expenses incurred in connection with such modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension, (v) for the avoidance of doubt, the Original Indebtedness is paid down (or, with respect to revolving credit facilities, commitments in respect thereof are reduced (together with, if applicable, payments of principal)) on a dollar-for-dollar basis by such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness (other than by the Additional Permitted Amount), (vi) if the Original Indebtedness shall have been subordinated to the Obligations, such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall also be subordinated to the Obligations on terms not less favorable in any material respect to the Lenders and (vii) such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall not be secured by any Lien on any asset

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other than the assets that secured such Original Indebtedness (or would have been required to secure such Original Indebtedness pursuant to the terms thereof) or, in the event Liens securing such Original Indebtedness shall have been contractually subordinated to any Lien securing the Obligations, by any Lien that shall not have been contractually subordinated to at least the same extent.

Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (a) that is not (and any Guarantees thereof by any Group Member are not) secured by any collateral (including the Collateral), (b) that does not mature earlier than the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date then in effect at the time of incurrence thereof and has a weighted average life to maturity no shorter than the Facility of Term Loans with the Latest Maturity Date in effect at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness, (c) that does not provide for any amortization, mandatory prepayment, redemption or repurchase (other than upon a change of control, fundamental change, customary asset sale or event of loss mandatory offers to purchase and customary acceleration rights after an event of default and, for the avoidance of doubt, rights to convert or exchange into Capital Stock of the Borrower in the case of convertible or exchangeable Indebtedness) prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date then in effect at the time of incurrence thereof, (d) that contains covenants, events of default, guarantees and other terms that are customary for similar Indebtedness in light of then-prevailing market conditions (it being understood and agreed that such Indebtedness shall not include any financial maintenance covenants other than any such financial maintenance covenant applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date then in effect at the time of incurrence thereof); provided that a certificate of a Responsible Officer delivered to the Administrative Agent at least five Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness or the modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension thereof (or such shorter period of time as may reasonably be agreed by the Administrative Agent), together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such resulting Indebtedness or drafts of the material definitive documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirements shall be conclusive, and (e) that is not guaranteed by any Person other than on an unsecured basis by Group Members.

Person” means an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, business trust, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated association, joint venture, Governmental Authority or other entity of whatever nature.

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..

Plan Asset Regulations” means 29 CFR § 2510.3-101 et seq., as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA, as amended from time to time.

Prime Rate” means the rate of interest last quoted by The Wall Street Journal as the “Prime Rate” in the U.S. or, if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published by the Federal Reserve Board in Federal Reserve Statistical

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Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) as the “bank prime loan” rate or, if such rate is no longer quoted therein, any similar rate quoted therein (as determined by the Administrative Agent) or any similar release by the Federal Reserve Board (as determined by the Administrative Agent). Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced or quoted as being effective.

Pro Forma Basis” means with respect to the calculation of any test or covenant hereunder, such test or covenant being calculated after giving effect to (a) any designation of a Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, (b) any designation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary, (c) any Permitted Acquisition, (d) any Material Disposition, and (e) any assumption, incurrence, repayment or other Disposition of Indebtedness (all of the foregoing, “Applicable Transactions”) using, for purposes of determining such compliance, the historical financial statements of all entities or assets so designated, acquired or sold (to the extent available) and the consolidated financial statements of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, which shall be reformulated as if all Applicable Transactions during the Applicable Reference Period, or subsequent to the Applicable Reference Period and on or prior to the date of such calculation, had been consummated at the beginning of such period (and shall include, with respect to any Permitted Acquisition or Material Disposition, any adjustments calculated in accordance with (and subject to the requirements and limitations of) clause (i) of the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA”); provided that with respect to any assumption, incurrence, repayment or other Disposition of Indebtedness (i) if such Indebtedness has a floating rate of interest, the interest expense on such Indebtedness will be calculated as if the rate in effect on the date of calculation had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any Swap Obligations applicable to such Indebtedness if such Swap Obligation has a remaining term as at the date of calculation in excess of 12 months), (ii) interest on Capital Lease Obligations shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by a Responsible Officer to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capital Lease Obligation in accordance with GAAP, (iii) interest on any Indebtedness under a revolving credit facility shall be based upon the average daily balance of such Indebtedness during the applicable period and (iv) interest on Indebtedness that may be optionally determined at an interest rate based upon a factor of a prime or similar rate, a eurocurrency interbank offered rate, or other rate, shall be deemed to have been based upon the rate actually chosen, or, if none, then based upon such optional rate as the Borrower may designate. For the avoidance of doubt, in calculating Fixed Charges, (x) the Fixed Charges attributable to any Indebtedness assumed or incurred in connection with a Permitted Acquisition consummated during the Applicable Reference Period or subsequent to the Applicable Reference Period and on or prior to the date of such calculation shall be included and (y) the Fixed Charges attributable to any Indebtedness repaid or otherwise Disposed of pursuant to a Material Disposition consummated during the Applicable Reference Period or subsequent to the Applicable Reference Period and on or prior to the date of such calculation shall be excluded.

Pro Forma Period” means with respect to any Restricted Payment, Investment or prepayment of Indebtedness (any of the foregoing, a “Specified Event”), the period (a) commencing 30 days prior to the date such Specified Event is proposed by the Borrower to occur and (b) ending on the date such Specified Event is proposed by the Borrower to occur.

Prohibited Transaction” has the meaning set forth in Section 406 of ERISA and Section 4975(c) of the Code.

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Protective Advance Exposure” means at any time, the sum of the aggregate amount of all outstanding Protective Advances at such time.  The Protective Advance Exposure of any Revolving Lender at any time shall be its Revolving Percentage of the total Protective Advance Exposure at such time.

Protective Advances” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.3.

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

Public-Sider” means a Lender whose representatives may trade in securities of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries while in possession of the financial statements provided by the Borrower under the terms of this Agreement.

Purchase Agreement” means that certain Account Purchase Agreement dated as of June 28, 2018, between the Borrower and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as the same is in effect with respect to the “Maximum Amount” (as defined therein) on the Closing Date.

Purchasing Borrower Party” means any of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.

Quarterly Borrowing Base Period” means each period beginning on any day the Administrative Agent receives written notice that the Borrower is electing a Quarterly Borrowing Base Period so long as during the prior 90 consecutive calendar days (a) no Revolving Loans have been outstanding and (b) the aggregate L/C Obligations has been less than $10,000,000 and ending on the next day on which any Revolving Loan is made or any Letter of Credit is issued by the Issuing Lender.

QFC” means a “qualified financial contract” has the meaning set forth in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).

QFC Credit Support” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.20.

Qualified Capital Stock” means Capital Stock of the Borrower other than Disqualified Capital Stock.

Receivables Related Assets” means (a) accounts receivable (including all rights to payment created by or arising from the sales of goods, leases of goods or the rendition of services, no matter how evidenced (including in the form of chattel paper) and whether or not earned by performance), (b) any interest in such accounts receivable and all collateral securing such accounts receivable, all contracts and contract rights, purchase orders, security interests, financing statements or other documentation in respect of such accounts receivable, any guarantees, indemnities, warranties or other obligations in respect of such accounts receivable, any other assets that are customarily transferred or in respect of which security interests are customarily granted in connection with receivable purchase arrangements involving receivables similar to such accounts receivable and any collections or proceeds of any of the foregoing, and (c) any bank account or lock box maintained primarily for the purpose of receiving collections of accounts receivables subject to a Permitted A/R Finance Transaction.

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Recovery Event” means any settlement of or payment in respect of any property or casualty insurance claim or any condemnation proceeding relating to any asset of any Group Member (other than assets that constitute Term Loan Priority Collateral).

Reference Period” means each period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower.

Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.6(b).

Regulation D” means Regulation D of the Federal Reserve Board, as in effect from time to time and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.

Regulation T” means Regulation T of the Federal Reserve Board, as in effect from time to time and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.

Regulation U” means Regulation U of the Board, as in effect from time to time and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.

Regulation X” means Regulation X of the Federal Reserve Board, as in effect from time to time and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.

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

Related Indebtedness” means with respect to the 2023 Notes, any Indebtedness that refinances the 2023 Notes in whole or in part.

Related Parties” with respect to any specified Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the respective directors, officers, employees, agents and advisors of such Person and such Person’s Affiliates.

Rent Reserve” means with respect to any store, warehouse distribution center, regional distribution center or depot where any Inventory subject to Liens arising by operation of law is located, a reserve equal to three months’ rent at such store, warehouse distribution center, regional distribution center or depot.

Report” means reports prepared by the Administrative Agent or another Person showing the results of appraisals, field examinations or audits pertaining to the assets of the Loan Parties from information furnished by or on behalf of the Borrower, after the Administrative Agent has exercised its rights of inspection pursuant to this Agreement, which Reports may be distributed to the Lenders by the Administrative Agent.

Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, with respect to a Pension Plan, other than those events as to which notice is waived pursuant to DOL Reg. Section 4043 as in effect on the Closing Date (no matter how such notice requirement may be changed in the future).

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Reported Banking Services Obligations” means Banking Services Obligations of any Group Member owing to one or more Lenders or their respective Affiliates; provided that, as of any date of determination, such obligations shall constitute Reported Banking Services Obligations solely to the extent that the Lender party thereto or its Affiliate (other than JPMCB) shall have reported the amount of such outstanding obligations to the Administrative Agent as of the last day of the previous fiscal quarter on or prior to the date that is 15 days following the end of such fiscal quarter (or (x) prior to the date that is 15 days following the end of the first fiscal quarter following the Closing Date, within 15 days of the Closing Date such Lender or Affiliate shall have reported the amount of such outstanding obligations as of the Closing Date, and (y) within 10 days of any request therefor by the Administrative Agent, such Lender or Affiliate shall have reported the amount of such outstanding obligations as of any other date reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent).

Reported Secured Swap Obligations” means Secured Swap Obligations of any Group Member owing to one or more Lenders or their respective Affiliates; provided that, as of any date of determination, such obligations shall constitute Reported Secured Swap Obligations solely to the extent that as of any date of determination, such Lender party thereto or its Affiliate (other than JPMCB) shall have reported the amount of such outstanding Swap Obligations to the Administrative Agent as of the last day of the previous fiscal quarter on or prior to the date that is 15 days following the end of such fiscal quarter (or (x) prior to the date that is 15 days following the end of the first fiscal quarter following the Closing Date, within 30 days of the Closing Date such Lender or Affiliate shall have reported the amount of such outstanding obligations as of the Closing Date and (y) within 10 days of any request therefor by the Administrative Agent, such Lender or Affiliate shall have reported the amount of such outstanding Swap Obligations as of any other date reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent).

Required Lenders” means Lenders having more than 50% of the Total Commitments then in effect or, if the Commitments have been terminated, the Total Revolving Extensions of Credit then outstanding; provided that, the Required Lenders must include (a) at any time there are two (2) or fewer un-affiliated Lenders, all of the Lenders and (b) at any time there are more than two (2) un-affiliated Lenders, two (2) or more un-affiliated Lenders.

Requirement of Law” means as to any Person, the Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws or other organizational or governing documents of such Person, and any law, treaty, rule or regulation or determination of an arbitrator or a court or other Governmental Authority, in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.

Reserves” means any and all reserves which the Administrative Agent deems necessary, in its Permitted Discretion (following (to the extent practicable) reasonable prior notice to, and consultation with, the Borrower), to maintain (including, without limitation, an availability reserve, reserves for accrued and unpaid interest on the Obligations, Banking Services Reserves, reserves for loggers’ liens, reserves for variance between perpetual inventory report and the general ledger of the Loan Parties, volatility reserves, Rent Reserves, reserves for dilution of Accounts, reserves for Inventory shrinkage, reserves for changes in eligibility criteria, reserves for customs charges and shipping charges related to any Inventory in transit, reserves for Swap Obligations, reserves for contingent liabilities of any Loan Party, reserves for uninsured losses of

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any Loan Party, reserves for uninsured, underinsured, un-indemnified or under-indemnified liabilities or potential liabilities with respect to any litigation and reserves for taxes, fees, assessments, and other governmental charges) with respect to the Collateral or any Loan Party. Any changes to reserves shall be effective four Business Days after delivery of notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders; provided that if consultation with the Borrower and/or notice to the Borrower and the Lenders is not practicable or if failure to implement any such change within a shorter time period would, in the good faith judgment of the Administrative Agent, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect or materially and adversely affect the Collateral or the rights of the Lenders under the Loan Documents, such change may be implemented within a shorter time as determined by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion; provided, further, that such changes will become effective immediately prior to any Borrowing that occurs during such four Business Day period.

Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president or chief financial officer of the Borrower, but in any event, with respect to financial matters, the chief financial officer of the Borrower.

Restricted Debt Payment” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.8(a).

Restricted Payments” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.6.

Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

Revolving Commitment Period” means (a) the period from and including the Closing Date to the Revolving Termination Date or (b) with respect to any Lender that has elected to make revolving credit loans available to the Borrower until an Elected Termination Date pursuant to Section 2.24(e), the period from and including the Closing Date to the Revolving Termination Date.

Revolving Extensions of Credit” means as to any Revolving Lender at any time, an amount equal to the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Loans held by such Lender then outstanding, (b) such Lender’s Revolving Percentage of the L/C Obligations then outstanding and (c) such Lender’s Revolving Percentage of the Protective Advances then outstanding.

Revolving Lender” means each Lender that has a Commitment or that holds Revolving Loans.

Revolving Loans” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(a).

Revolving Percentage” means as to any Revolving Lender at any time, the percentage which such Lender’s Commitment then constitutes of the Total Commitments or, at any time after the Commitments shall have expired or terminated, the percentage which the aggregate principal amount of such Lender’s Revolving Loans then outstanding constitutes of the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Loans then outstanding, provided, that, in the event that the Revolving Loans are paid in full prior to the reduction to zero of the Total Revolving Extensions of Credit, the Revolving Percentages shall be determined in a manner designed to

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ensure that the other outstanding Revolving Extensions of Credit shall be held by the Revolving Lenders on a comparable basis.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of Section 2.23 when a Defaulting Lender shall exist, Revolving Percentages shall be determined without regard to any Defaulting Lender’s Commitment.

Revolving Termination Date” means the earlier of (a) the Scheduled Maturity Date and (b) the date that is 91 days prior to the final scheduled maturity of the 2023 Notes unless as of such 91st day (i)(A) there is no more than $50 million outstanding principal amount of 2023 Notes (or any Related Indebtedness) with a maturity that is earlier than 91 days after the Scheduled Termination Date and (B) the Borrower has deposited funds equal, at all times thereafter, to the then outstanding principal amount of 2023 Notes (or any Related Indebtedness) into the Designated Redemption Account or (ii) the Borrower has received a binding commitment to refinance all of the outstanding 2023 Notes on or prior to the maturity date of the 2023 Notes (subject only to reasonable and customary conditions acceptable to the ABL Administrative Agent) and such refinancing Indebtedness is permitted by this Agreement and matures no earlier than 91 days after the Scheduled Maturity Date.

S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, a Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC business.

Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, region or territory which is itself the subject or target of any Sanctions (at the time of this Agreement, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria)..

Sanctioned Personmeans, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or other relevant sanctions authority, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country, (c) any Person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b), or (d) any Person otherwise the subject of any Sanctions.

Sanctions” means all economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the U.S. Department of State, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or other relevant sanctions authority.

Scheduled Borrowing Base Delivery Date” means any date on which the Borrower is obligated to deliver a Borrowing Base Certificate pursuant to Section 6.2(g).

Scheduled Maturity Date” means July 26, 2024.

SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, any successor thereto and any analogous Governmental Authority.

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Secured Parties” has the meaning set forth in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement.

Secured Swap Obligations” means Swap Obligations of any Loan Party owing to one or more Lenders or their respective Affiliates; provided that at or prior to the time that any transaction relating to such Swap Obligation is executed (or, if later, the Closing Date) the Borrower (other than for transactions with JPMCB and its Affiliates) and the Lender party thereto or its Affiliate (other than JPMCB) shall have delivered written notice to the Administrative Agent that such a transaction has been entered into and that it constitutes a Secured Swap Obligation entitled to the benefits of the Security Documents.

Security Documents” means the collective reference to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, any Deposit Account Control Agreements and all other security documents hereafter delivered to the Administrative Agent granting a Lien on any property of any Person to secure the obligations and liabilities of any Loan Party under any Loan Document.

Solvent” means, when used with respect to any Person, that, as of any date of determination, (a) the fair value of the assets of such Person, at a fair valuation, will exceed its debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, (b) the present fair saleable value of the assets of such Person will be greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liabilities on its debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured, (c) such Person will be able to pay its debts and liabilities, subordinated, continent or otherwise, as such debts and liabilities become absolute and matured and (d) such Person will not have an unreasonably small capital with which to conduct the business in which it is engaged as such business is conducted as of such date of determination and proposed to be conducted following such date. 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.

Specified Event of Default” means the an Event of Default under clauses (a)  or (f) of Section 8.

Statutory Reserve Rate” means 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 aggregate of the maximum reserve percentage (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) expressed as a decimal established by the Federal Reserve Board to which the Administrative Agent is subject with respect to the Adjusted LIBO Rate, for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency liabilities” in Regulation D).  Such reserve percentage shall include those imposed pursuant to Regulation D.  Eurodollar 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.

Subsequent Transaction” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Pro Forma Basis”.

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Subordinated Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of any Group Member that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, Indebtedness under the Term Loan Credit Agreement shall not be considered Subordinated Indebtedness.

Subsidiary” means as to any Person, a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity of which shares of stock or other ownership interests having ordinary voting power (other than stock or such other ownership interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) to elect a majority of the board of directors or other managers of such corporation, partnership or other entity are at the time owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person.  Unless otherwise qualified, all references to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” in this Agreement shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of the Borrower.

Subsidiary Guarantor” means (i) each Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower that is a Domestic Subsidiary (other than any Excluded Subsidiary) and (ii) each other Restricted Subsidiary that is an obligor under or guarantor in respect of the Term Loans or any Permitted Refinancing in respect thereof.

Supermajority Lenders” means Lenders having more than 66 2/3% of the Total Commitments then in effect or, if the Commitments have been terminated, the Total Revolving Extensions of Credit then outstanding; provided that, the Supermajority Lenders must include (a) at any time there are two (2) or fewer un-affiliated Lenders, all of the Lenders and (b) at any time there are more than two (2) un-affiliated Lenders, two or more un-affiliated Lenders.

Supplier Agreement” means that certain Supplier Agreement dated as of June 11, 2019 between the Borrower and Citibank, N.A and any branch, subsidiary, or affiliate of Citibank acting as a purchaser thereunder, solely with respect to the Buyer identified on the pricing schedule thereto on the Closing Date.

Supported QFC” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.20.

Swap” means any agreement, contract, or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

Swap Agreement” means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, future or derivative transaction or option or similar agreement involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity or debt instruments or securities, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value or any similar transaction or any combination of these transactions; provided that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees or consultants of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries shall be a “Swap Agreement”.

Swap Obligation” means with respect to any Person, any and all obligations of such Person, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and

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substitutions therefor), under (a) any and all Swap Agreements, and (b) any and all cancellations, buy backs, reversals, terminations or assignments of any Swap Agreement transaction.

Syndication Agent” means the Syndication Agent identified on the cover page of this Agreement.

Taxes” means 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 Loan Administrative Agent” means JPMCB, as administrative agent under the Term Loan Documents, and its successors and assigns.

Term Loan Credit Agreement” means the Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, among the Borrower, the lenders and agents party thereto and the Term Loan Administrative Agent.

Term Loan Documents” means collectively (a) the Term Loan Credit Agreement, (b) the Term Loan Security Documents, (c) the Intercreditor Agreement, (d) any promissory note evidencing loans under the Term Loan Credit Agreement and (e) any amendment, waiver, supplement or other modification to any of the documents described in clauses (a) through (d).

Term Loan Incremental Equivalent Debt” means any Indebtedness incurred by a Loan Party in the form of one or more series of secured or unsecured bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments or term loans; provided that (a) if such Indebtedness is secured, (i) the liens securing such Indebtedness shall be junior, with respect to the ABL Priority Collateral, to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations and (ii) a representative, trustee, collateral agent, security agent or similar Person acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to an intercreditor agreement reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (b) such Indebtedness does not mature earlier than the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date then in effect at the time of incurrence thereof and has a weighted average life to maturity no shorter than the Facility of Term Loans with the Latest Maturity Date in effect at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness, (c) such Indebtedness contains covenants, events of default and other terms that are customary for similar Indebtedness in light of then-prevailing market conditions (it being understood and agreed that such Indebtedness shall include financial maintenance covenants only to the extent any such financial maintenance covenant is (i) applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date then in effect at the time of incurrence thereof or (ii) included in or added to the Loan Documents for the benefit of the Lenders) and, when taken as a whole (other than interest rates, rate floors, fees and optional prepayment or redemption terms), are not more favorable to the lenders or investors providing such Term Loan Incremental Equivalent Debt, as the case may be, than those set forth in the Loan Documents are with respect to the Lenders (other than covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date then in effect at the time of incurrence thereof); provided that a certificate of a Responsible Officer delivered to the Administrative Agent at least five Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness or the modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension thereof (or such shorter period of time as may reasonably be agreed by the Administrative Agent), together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such

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resulting Indebtedness or drafts of the material definitive documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirements shall be conclusive, (d) such Indebtedness does not provide for any amortization, mandatory prepayment, redemption or repurchase (other than upon a change of control, fundamental change, customary asset sale or event of loss mandatory offers to purchase and customary acceleration rights after an event of default and, for the avoidance of doubt, rights to convert or exchange into Capital Stock of the Borrower in the case of convertible or exchangeable Indebtedness) prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date then in effect at the time of incurrence thereof and (e) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Person other than Loan Parties.

Term Loan Security Documents” means the collective reference to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement (as defined in the Term Loan Credit Agreement), the Mortgages (as defined in the Term Loan Credit Agreement) and all other security documents delivered to the Term Loan Administrative Agent granting a Lien on any property of any Person to secure the obligations and liabilities of any Loan Party under any Term Loan Document.

Term Loan Obligations Payment Date” has the meaning set forth in the Intercreditor Agreement.

Term Loan Priority Collateral” has the meaning set forth in the Intercreditor Agreement.

Term Loan Representative” has the meaning set forth in the Intercreditor Agreement.

Term Loans” means loans outstanding under the Term Loan Credit Agreement.

Total Commitments” means at any time, the aggregate amount of the Commitments then in effect.

Total Revolving Extensions of Credit” means at any time, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Extensions of Credit of the Revolving Lenders outstanding at such time.

Transactions” means collectively, (a) the execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower and the other Loan Parties of this Agreement, the borrowing of Loans hereunder and the use of proceeds thereof, (b) the execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower and the other Loan Parties of the Term Loan Credit Agreement, the borrowing of Term Loans thereunder and the use of proceeds thereof, and (c) the Existing Indebtedness Refinancing.

Transferee” means any Assignee or Participant.

Type” means, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether the rate of interest on such Loan, or on the Loans comprising such Borrowing, is determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate or the Alternate Base Rate.

United States” means the United States of America.

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Unrestricted Cash” means unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents owned by any Group Member and not controlled by or subject to any Lien or other preferential arrangement in favor of any creditor (other than Liens created under the Security Documents or the Term Loan Security Documents and Liens of the type referred to in Section 7.3(u) or Section 7.3(z)).

Unrestricted Subsidiary” means (a) any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary by the Borrower pursuant to Section 6.11 subsequent to the Closing Date and (b) any Subsidiary of an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

U.S. Person” means a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

U.S. Special Resolution Regime” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.20.

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.19(f)(ii)(B)(3).

Voluntary Prepayment Amount” “means as of any date, an amount equal to (a) the sum of (i) the aggregate principal amount of all optional prepayments of Term Loans made after the Closing Date and prior to such date (excluding prepayments made with the proceeds of long-term Indebtedness) less (b) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness established to Section 7.2(b) or Section 7.2(t) prior to such date in reliance on the Voluntary Prepayment Amount.

Wholly Owned Subsidiary” means as to any Person, any other Person all of the Capital Stock of which (other than directors’ qualifying shares required by law) is owned by such Person directly and/or through other Wholly Owned Subsidiaries.

Withdrawal Liability” means liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.

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

1.2Classification of Loans and Borrowings

.  For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Loan”).  Borrowings also may be classified and referred to by Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Borrowing”).

1.3Other Definitional Provisions

.  (a)  Unless otherwise specified therein, all terms defined in this Agreement shall have the defined meanings when used in the other Loan Documents or any certificate or other document made or delivered pursuant hereto or thereto.

(b)As used herein and in the other Loan Documents, and any certificate or other document made or delivered pursuant hereto or thereto, (i) accounting terms relating to any Group Member not defined in Section 1.1 and accounting terms partly defined in Section 1.1, to the extent not defined, shall have the respective meanings given to them under GAAP (provided

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that all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made, without giving effect to (x) any election under Accounting Standards Codification 825-10-25 (previously referred to as Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 159) (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of the Borrower or any Subsidiary at “fair value”, as defined therein and (y) any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under Accounting Standards Codification 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof, (ii) the words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”, (iii) the word “incur” shall be construed to mean incur, create, issue, assume, become liable in respect of or suffer to exist (and the words “incurred” and “incurrence” shall have correlative meanings), (iv) 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, Capital Stock, securities, revenues, accounts, leasehold interests and contract rights, (v) references to agreements or other Contractual Obligations shall, unless otherwise specified, be deemed to refer to such agreements or Contractual Obligations as amended, supplemented, restated or otherwise modified from time to time and (vi) the concept of “letters of credit” shall be construed to include banker’s acceptances.  

(c)The words “hereof”, “herein” and “hereunder” and words of similar import, when used in this Agreement, shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement, and Section, Schedule and Exhibit references are to this Agreement unless otherwise specified.

(d)The meanings given to terms defined herein shall be equally applicable to both the singular and plural forms of such terms.

(e)Unless otherwise defined herein or the context otherwise requires, terms for which meanings are provided in the UCC are used in this Agreement, including its preamble and recitals, with such meanings.

1.4Interest Rate; LIBOR Notification

.  The interest rate on Eurodollar Loans is determined by reference to the LIBO Rate, which 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 announced that, after the end of 2021, it would no longer persuade or compel contributing banks to make rate submissions to the ICE Benchmark Administration (together with any successor to the ICE Benchmark Administrator, the “IBA”) for purposes of the IBA setting the London interbank offered rate. As a result, it is possible that 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 on Eurodollar Loans. In light of this eventuality, public and private sector industry initiatives are currently underway to identify new or alternative reference rates to be used in place of the London interbank offered rate. In the event that the London interbank offered rate is no longer available or

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in certain other circumstances as set forth in Section 2.16(b) of this Agreement, such Section 2.16(b) provides a mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest.  The Administrative Agent will notify the Borrower, pursuant to Section 2.16, in advance of any change to the reference rate upon which the interest rate on Eurodollar Loans 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 “LIBO Rate” or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof, including without limitation, whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate, as it may or may not be adjusted pursuant to Section 2.16(b), will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, the LIBO Rate or have the same volume or liquidity as did the London interbank offered rate prior to its discontinuance or unavailability.

1.5Letter of Credit Amounts

(a).  Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the amount of such Letter of Credit available to be drawn at such time; provided that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms provides for one or more automatic increases in the available amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the maximum amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum amount is available to be drawn at such time. For clarity, the calculation of the amount of such Letter of Credit shall take into account any reduction on account of (a) any permanent reduction of such Letter of Credit or (b) any amount that is drawn, reimbursed and no longer available under such Letter of Credit.

1.6Limited Condition Transactions

.  Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or any Loan Document to the contrary when (i) calculating any applicable ratio or financial test or determining whether any Default or Event of Default has occurred, is continuing or would result from any action, in each case, pursuant to Section 7.2, Section 7.3, Section 7.5, Section 7.6 or Section 7.7 in connection with the incurrence of Indebtedness, the creation of Liens, the making of any Disposition, the making of an Investment, the making of a Restricted Payment, the designation of a Subsidiary as restricted or unrestricted or the repayment of Indebtedness (each, a “Specified Transaction”) or (ii) determining the accuracy of any representation or warranty, in each case of clauses (i) and (ii) in connection with a Limited Condition Transaction, the date of determination of such ratio or financial test, the accuracy of such representation or warranty (but taking into account any earlier date specified therein) or whether any Default or Event of Default has occurred, is continuing or would result therefrom shall, at the option of the Borrower (the Borrower’s election to exercise such option in connection with any Limited Condition Acquisition, an “LCT Election”), be deemed to be the date the definitive agreements for such Limited Condition Transaction are entered into (the “LCT Test Date”).  If on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to such Limited Condition Transaction and the other transactions to be entered into in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) such ratios, financial tests, representations and warranties and absence of defaults are calculated as if such Limited Condition Transaction or other transactions had occurred at the beginning of the most recent Reference Period ending prior to the LCT Test Date for which financial statements are available, the Borrower could have taken such action on the relevant LCT Test Date in compliance with the applicable ratios or other provisions, such provisions shall be deemed to have been complied with.  For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if any of such ratios, financial tests, representations and warranties or absence of defaults are exceeded or breached as a result of fluctuations in such

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ratio (including due to fluctuations in Consolidated EBITDA), a change in facts and circumstances or other provisions at or prior to the consummation of the relevant Limited Condition Transaction, such ratios, representations and warranties and absence of defaults will not be deemed to have been exceeded, breached, or otherwise failed as a result of such fluctuations or changed circumstances solely for purposes of determining whether the Limited Condition Transaction and any related transactions is permitted hereunder and (ii) such ratios and compliance with such conditions shall not be tested at the time of consummation of such Limited Condition Transaction or related Specified Transactions.  If the Borrower has made an LCT Election for any Limited Condition Transaction, then in connection with any subsequent calculation of any ratio or basket availability with respect to any subsequent acquisition or Investment that the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary is contractually committed to consummate on or following the relevant LCT Test Date and prior to the earlier of the date on which such Limited Condition Transaction is consummated or the date that the definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Transaction is terminated or expires without consummation of such Limited Condition Transaction, any such ratio or basket shall be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis both (i) assuming such Limited Condition Transaction and other transactions in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) have been consummated and (ii) assuming such Limited Condition Transaction and other transactions in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) have not been consummated .

1.7Divisions

.  For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under a different jurisdiction’s laws): (a) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, and (b) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized and acquired on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Capital Stock at such time.

SECTION 2.  AMOUNT AND TERMS OF COMMITMENTS

2.1Commitments

.  (a)  Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Revolving Lender severally agrees to make revolving credit loans (“Revolving Loans”) to the Borrower from time to time during the Revolving Commitment Period in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding which would not result in either (i) the Revolving Loans of such Lender when added to the sum of (x) such Lender’s Revolving Percentage of the L/C Obligations then outstanding, (y) [reserved] and (z) such Lender’s Protective Advance Exposure then outstanding, exceeding the amount of such Lender’s Commitment or (ii) the Total Revolving Extensions of Credit exceeding the Line Cap, subject to the authority of the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, to make Protective Advances pursuant to the terms of Section 2.3.  During the Revolving Commitment Period the Borrower may use the Commitments by borrowing, prepaying the Revolving Loans in whole or in part, and reborrowing, all in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof.  The Revolving Loans may from time to time be Eurodollar Loans or ABR Loans, as determined by the Borrower and notified to the Administrative Agent in accordance with Sections 2.2 and 2.12.

(b)The Borrower shall repay all outstanding Revolving Loans on the Revolving Termination Date.

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2.2Procedure for Revolving Loan Borrowing

.  The Borrower may borrow under the Commitments during the Revolving Commitment Period on any Business Day, provided that the Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent a Borrowing Request substantially in the form of Exhibit A attached hereto (which notice must be received by the Administrative Agent prior to (a) 12:00 Noon, New York City time three Business Days prior to the requested Borrowing Date, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, or (b) 12:00 Noon, New York City time, the date of the requested Borrowing Date, in the case of ABR Loans) (provided that any such notice of a borrowing of Revolving Loans that are ABR Loans to finance payments required by Section 3.5 must be given not later than 12:00 Noon, New York City time, on the date of the proposed borrowing), specifying (i) the amount and Type of Revolving Loans to be borrowed, (ii) the requested Borrowing Date (which may be the same day as the day of the Borrowing Request in the case of ABR Loans) and (iii) in the case of Eurodollar Loans, the respective amounts of each such Type of Loan and the respective lengths of the initial Interest Period therefor.  Each borrowing under the Commitments shall be in an amount equal to (x) in the case of ABR Loans, $1,000,000 or a whole multiple thereof (or, if the then aggregate Available Commitments are less than $1,000,000, such lesser amount) and (y) in the case of Eurodollar Loans, $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof.  Upon receipt of any such notice from the Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Lender thereof.  Each Revolving Lender will make the amount of its pro rata share of each borrowing available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Borrower at the Funding Office prior to 2:00 P.M., New York City time, on the Borrowing Date requested by the Borrower in funds immediately available to the Administrative Agent.  Such borrowing will then be made available to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent crediting the account of the Borrower on the books of such office with the aggregate of the amounts made available to the Administrative Agent by the Revolving Lenders and in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent.

2.3Protective Advances

.  (a)  Subject to the limitations set forth below, the Administrative Agent is authorized by the Borrower and the Lenders, from time to time in the Administrative Agent’s Permitted Discretion (but shall have absolutely no obligation to), to make Loans to the Borrower, on behalf of all Lenders, which the Administrative Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems necessary or desirable (i) to preserve or protect the Collateral, or any portion thereof, (ii) to enhance the likelihood of, or maximize the amount of, repayment of the Loans and other Obligations, or (iii) to pay any other amount chargeable to or required to be paid by the Borrower pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, including payments of reimbursable expenses (including costs, fees, and expenses as described in Section 10.5) and other sums payable under the Loan Documents (any of such Loans are herein referred to as “Protective Advances”); provided that, as of the date of the making of any Protective Advance, the aggregate amount of outstanding Protective Advances shall not exceed 10% of the Commitments outstanding as of such date; provided further that the Total Revolving Extensions of Credit outstanding any time shall not exceed the Total Commitments.  Protective Advances may be made even if the conditions precedent set forth in Section 5.2 have not been satisfied.  The Protective Advances shall be secured by the Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent in and to the Collateral and shall constitute Obligations hereunder.  All Protective Advances shall be ABR Loans.  The Administrative Agent’s authorization to make Protective Advances may be revoked at any time by the Required Lenders.  Any such revocation must be in writing and shall become effective prospectively upon the Administrative Agent’s receipt thereof.  At any time (a) the amount equal to (i) the Line Cap minus (ii) the Total Revolving Extensions of Credit then outstanding

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(calculated, with respect to any Defaulting Lender, as if such Defaulting Lender had funded its Revolving Percentage of all outstanding Revolving Loans) exceeds the amount of any Protective Advance and (b) the conditions precedent set forth in Section 5.2 have been satisfied, the Administrative Agent may request the Revolving Lenders to make a Revolving Loan to repay a Protective Advance.  At any other time the Administrative Agent may require the Lenders to fund their risk participations described in Section 2.3(b).

(b)Upon the making of a Protective Advance by the Administrative Agent (whether before or after the occurrence of a Default), each Lender shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from the Administrative Agent, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation in such Protective Advance in proportion to its Revolving Percentage.  From and after the date, if any, on which any Lender is required to fund its participation in any Protective Advance purchased hereunder, the Administrative Agent shall promptly distribute to such Lender such Lender’s Revolving Percentage of all payments of principal and interest and all proceeds of Collateral received by the Administrative Agent in respect of such Protective Advance (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Lender’s participating interest was outstanding and funded and, in the case of principal and interest payments, to reflect such Lender’s pro rata portion of such payment if such payment is not sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on all Protective Advances then due).

2.4[Reserved]

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2.6[Reserved]

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2.7Repayment of Revolving Loans

.  The Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of and ratable benefit of each Lender the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans on the Revolving Termination Date”.

2.8Fees, etc.

  (a)  The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender a commitment fee for the period from and including the Closing Date to the last day of the Revolving Commitment Period, equal to the Commitment Fee Rate multiplied by the average daily amount of unused Total Commitments during the period for which payment is made, payable quarterly in arrears on each Fee Payment Date, commencing on the first such date to occur after the Closing Date.

(b)The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent the fees in the amounts and on the dates as set forth in any fee agreements with the Administrative Agent and to perform any other obligations contained therein.

2.9Termination or Reduction of Commitments

.  The Borrower shall have the right, upon not less than three Business Days’ notice to the Administrative Agent, to terminate the Commitments or, from time to time, to reduce the amount of the Commitments; provided that no such termination or reduction of Commitments shall be permitted if, after giving effect thereto and to any prepayments of the Revolving Loans made on the effective date thereof, the Total Revolving

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Extensions of Credit would exceed the Line Cap.  Any such reduction shall be in an amount equal to $3,000,000, or a whole multiple thereof, and shall reduce permanently the Commitments then in effect.

2.10Optional Prepayments

.  The Borrower may at any time and from time to time prepay the Loans, in whole or in part, without premium or penalty, upon irrevocable notice delivered to the Administrative Agent no later than 12:00 Noon, New York City time, three Business Days prior thereto, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, and no later than 12:00 Noon, New York City time, one Business Day prior thereto, in the case of ABR Loans, which notice shall specify the date and amount of prepayment and whether the prepayment is of Eurodollar Loans or ABR Loans; provided, that if a Eurodollar Loan is prepaid on any day other than the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, the Borrower shall also pay any amounts owing pursuant to Section 2.20.  Upon receipt of any such notice the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each relevant Lender thereof.  If any such notice is given, the amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein, together with (except in the case of Revolving Loans that are ABR Loans) accrued interest to such date on the amount prepaid.  Partial prepayments of Revolving Loans shall be in an aggregate principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof. The application of any prepayment pursuant to this Section 2.10 shall be made first, to ABR Loans and second, to Eurodollar Loans.

2.11Prepayment of Loans

.  (a)  In the event and on such occasion that (i) the Total Revolving Extensions of Credit exceed the Total Commitments or (ii) the Total Revolving Extensions of Credit (excluding for such purposes Protective Advances) exceed the Borrowing Base, the Borrower shall promptly (and in any event within two Business Days) prepay (or in the case of L/C Exposure, cash collateralize) the Revolving Loans, L/C Exposure and/or (in the case of clause (i) above) the Protective Advances in an aggregate amount equal to such excess (it being understood that the Borrower shall prepay Revolving Loans and/or Protective Advances prior to cash collateralization of L/C Exposure).

(b)In the event and on each occasion that any Net Cash Proceeds are received by or on behalf of the Borrower or any Loan Party in respect of any Disposition (other than a Disposition pursuant to Section 7.5(b)) of assets included in the Borrowing Base, the Borrower shall, immediately after such Net Cash Proceeds are received by the Borrower or any Loan Party, prepay the Revolving Loans and cash collateralize the L/C Obligations as set forth in Section 2.11(c) below in an aggregate amount equal to 100% of such Net Cash Proceeds, provided that, for so long as Full Cash Dominion is not in effect, the Borrower shall have 90 days after receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds to apply the Net Cash Proceeds from such event (or a portion thereof) to acquire (or replace or rebuild) real property, equipment or other tangible assets (including inventory) to be used in the business of the Loan Parties and no prepayment shall be required pursuant to this paragraph in respect of the portion of such Net Cash Proceeds so applied; provided further that (i) to the extent of any such Net Cash Proceeds therefrom that have not been so applied by the end of such 90‑day period, a prepayment shall be required at such time in an amount equal to such Net Cash Proceeds that have not been so applied (ii) to the extent Full Cash Dominion is in effect at any time during such 90-day period, a prepayment shall immediately be required at such time in amount equal to such Net Cash Proceeds that have not been so applied.

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(c)The application of any prepayment pursuant to this Section 2.11 shall be applied first, to ABR Loans, second, to Eurodollar Loans and third, to cash collateralize L/C Obligations.

(d)On each Business Day during any Full Cash Dominion Period, the Administrative Agent shall apply, subject to Section 2.17(b), all funds credited to any applicable Collection Account as of 10:00 A.M., New York City time, on such Business Day (whether or not immediately available) and first to prepay any Protective Advances that may be outstanding, second to prepay other Revolving Loans (without a corresponding reduction in Commitments).  

2.12Conversion and Continuation Options

.  (a)  The Borrower may elect from time to time to convert Eurodollar Loans to ABR Loans by giving the Administrative Agent prior irrevocable notice of such election substantially in the form of Exhibit B attached hereto (an “Interest Election Request”) no later than 12:00 Noon, New York City time, on the Business Day preceding the proposed conversion date, provided that any such conversion of Eurodollar Loans may only be made on the last day of an Interest Period with respect thereto.  The Borrower may elect from time to time to convert ABR Loans to Eurodollar Loans by giving the Administrative Agent prior irrevocable notice of such election no later than 12:00 Noon, New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding the proposed conversion date (which Interest Election Request shall specify the length of the initial Interest Period therefor), provided that no ABR Loan under a particular facility may be converted into a Eurodollar Loan when any Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent or the Majority Facility Lenders in respect of such Facility have determined in its or their sole discretion not to permit such conversions.  Upon receipt of any such Interest Election Request the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each relevant Lender thereof.

(b)Any Eurodollar Loan may be continued as such upon the expiration of the then current Interest Period with respect thereto by the Borrower giving irrevocable notice by submitting an Interest Election Request to the Administrative Agent, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the term “Interest Period” set forth in Section 1.1, of the length of the next Interest Period to be applicable to such Loans, provided that no Eurodollar Loan under a particular Facility may be continued as such (i) when any Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent has or the Majority Facility Lenders in respect of such Facility have determined in its or their sole discretion not to permit such continuations or (ii) if a Specified Event of Default is in existence, and provided, further, that if the Borrower shall fail to give any required Interest Election Request as described above in this paragraph or if such continuation is not permitted pursuant to the preceding proviso such Loans shall be automatically converted to ABR Loans on the last day of such then expiring Interest Period.  Upon receipt of any such Interest Election Request the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each relevant Lender thereof.

2.13Limitations on Eurodollar Borrowings

.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, all borrowings, conversions and continuations of Eurodollar Loans and all selections of Interest Periods shall be in such amounts and be made pursuant to such elections so that, (a) after giving effect thereto, the aggregate principal amount of the Eurodollar Loans comprising each Eurodollar Borrowing shall be equal to $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (b) no more than 10 Eurodollar Borrowings shall be outstanding at any one time.

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2.14Interest Rates and Payment Dates

.  Subject to Section 2.16, (a)  Each Eurodollar Loan shall bear interest for each day during each Interest Period with respect thereto at a rate per annum equal to the Adjusted LIBO Rate determined for such day plus the Applicable Margin.

(b)Each ABR Loan shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin.

(c)(i) If all or a portion of the principal amount of any Loan or Reimbursement Obligation shall not be paid when due (whether at the stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) upon the election of the Required Lenders, such overdue amount shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to (x) in the case of the Loans, the rate that would otherwise be applicable thereto pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.14 plus 2% or (y) in the case of Reimbursement Obligations, the rate applicable to Revolving Loans that are ABR Loans plus 2%, and (ii) if all or a portion of any interest payable on any Loan or Reimbursement Obligation or any commitment fee or other amount payable hereunder shall not be paid when due (whether at the stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) upon election of the Required Lenders, such overdue amount shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the rate then applicable to Revolving Loans that are ABR Loans plus 2%, in each case, with respect to clauses (i) and (ii) above, from the date of such non-payment until such amount is paid in full (as well after as before judgment).

(d)Interest shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date, provided that interest accruing pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section 2.14 shall be payable from time to time on demand.

2.15Computation of Interest and Fees

.  (a)  Interest and fees payable pursuant hereto shall be calculated on the basis of a 360-day year for the actual days elapsed, except that, with respect to ABR Loans the rate of interest on which is calculated on the basis of the Prime Rate, the interest thereon shall be calculated on the basis of a 365- (or 366-, as the case may be) day year for the actual days elapsed (including the first day, but excluding the last day; provided that if a Loan is repaid on the same day on which it is made, one day’s interest shall be paid on such Loan).  The Administrative Agent shall as soon as practicable notify the Borrower and the relevant Lenders of each determination of an Adjusted LIBO Rate.

(b)Each determination of an interest rate by the Administrative Agent pursuant to any provision of this Agreement shall be conclusive and binding on the Borrower and the Lenders in the absence of manifest error.  The Administrative Agent shall, at the request of the Borrower, deliver to the Borrower a statement showing the quotations used by the Administrative Agent in determining any interest rate pursuant to Section 2.14(a).

2.16Alternate Rate of Interest

.  (a)  If prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Borrowing:

(i)the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Adjusted LIBO Rate or the LIBO Rate, as applicable (including

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because the LIBO Screen Rate is not available or published on a current basis), for a Loan for such Interest Period, or

(ii)the Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders that the Adjusted LIBO Rate or the LIBO Rate, as applicable, for a Loan for such Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or its Loan) included in such Borrowing for such Interest Period, then the Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders by telephone, telecopy or electronic mail as promptly as practicable thereafter and, until the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, (A) any Interest Election Request that requests the conversion of any Revolving Borrowing to, or continuation of any Revolving Borrowing as, a Eurodollar Borrowing shall be ineffective and (B) if any Borrowing Request requests a Eurodollar Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be made as an ABR Borrowing.

(b)If at any time the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that (i) the circumstances set forth in clause (a)(i) have arisen and such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary or (ii) the circumstances set forth in clause (a)(i) have not arisen but either (w) the supervisor for the administrator of the LIBO Screen Rate has made a public statement that the administrator of the LIBO Screen Rate is insolvent (and there is no successor administrator that will continue publication of the LIBO Screen Rate), (x) the administrator of the LIBO Screen Rate has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which the LIBO Screen Rate will permanently or indefinitely cease to be published by it (and there is no successor administrator that will continue publication of the LIBO Screen Rate), (y) the supervisor for the administrator of the LIBO Screen Rate has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which the LIBO Screen Rate will permanently or indefinitely cease to be published or (z) the supervisor for the administrator of the LIBO Screen Rate or a Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which the LIBO Screen Rate may no longer be used for determining interest rates for loans, then the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall endeavor to establish an alternate rate of interest to the LIBO Rate and Adjusted LIBO Rate that gives due consideration to the then prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest for syndicated loans in the United States at such time, and shall enter into an amendment to this Agreement to reflect such alternate rate of interest and such other related changes to this Agreement as may be applicable (but for the avoidance of doubt, such related changes shall not include a reduction of the Applicable Margin); provided that, if such alternate rate of interest as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 10.1, such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement so long as the Administrative Agent shall not have received, within five Business Days of the date notice of such alternate rate of interest is provided to the Lenders, a written notice from the Required Lenders stating that such Required Lenders object to such amendment.  Until an alternate rate of interest shall be determined in accordance with this clause (b) (but, in the case of the circumstances described in clause (ii)(w), clause (ii)(x) or clause (ii)(y) of the first sentence of this Section 2.16(b), only to the extent the LIBO Screen Rate for such Interest Period is not available or published at such time on a current basis), (x) any Interest Election Request that requests the

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conversion of any Revolving Borrowing to, or continuation of any Revolving Borrowing as, a Eurodollar Borrowing shall be ineffective and (y) if any Borrowing Request requests a Eurodollar Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be made as an ABR Borrowing.

2.17Pro Rata Treatment and Payments

.  (a)  Each borrowing by the Borrower from the Revolving Lenders hereunder, each payment by the Borrower on account of any commitment fee and any reduction of the Commitments of the Lenders shall be made pro rata according to the Revolving Percentages of the Lenders, in each case unless otherwise provided in this Agreement.

(b)Any proceeds of Collateral of any Loan Party received by the Administrative Agent (i) after an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent so elects or the Required Lenders so direct or (ii) at any other time, not constituting (A) a specific payment of principal, interest, fees or other sum payable under the Loan Documents (which shall be applied as specified by the Borrower), (B) a mandatory prepayment (which shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.11(a)) or (C) amounts to be applied from the Collection Account (which shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.11(d)), shall be applied, subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, ratably first, to pay any fees, indemnities, or expense reimbursements then owing to the Administrative Agent and any Issuing Lender from, or guaranteed by, such Loan Party under the Loan Documents (other than in connection with Banking Services Obligations or Swap Obligations), second, to pay any fees or expense reimbursements then owing to the Lenders from, or guaranteed by, such Loan Party under the Loan Documents (other than in connection with Banking Services or Swap Obligations), third, to pay interest due in respect of the Protective Advances owing by or guaranteed by such Loan Party, fourth, to pay the principal of the Protective Advances owing by or guaranteed by such Loan Party, fifth, to pay interest then due and payable on the Loans (other than the Protective Advances) and unreimbursed L/C Disbursements, in each case owing or guaranteed by such Loan Party, ratably, sixth, to prepay principal on the Loans (other than the Protective Advances) and unreimbursed L/C Disbursements owing or guaranteed by such Loan Party, to the payment of any amounts owing with respect to Reported Banking Services Obligations and Reported Secured Swap Obligations owing or guaranteed by such Loan Party and to pay an amount to the Administrative Agent equal to 103% of the aggregate undrawn face amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit issued on behalf of, or guaranteed by, such Loan Party, to be held as cash collateral for such Obligations, ratably, seventh, [Reserved], eighth, to the payment of any amounts owing with respect to Banking Services Obligations (other than Reported Banking Services Obligations) and Secured Swap Obligations (other than Reported Secured Swap Obligations) owing or guaranteed by such Loan Party, ratably, ninth, to the payment of any other Obligations owing to the Administrative Agent or any Lender by, or guaranteed by, such Loan Party, ratably, and tenth, any balance remaining after the Obligations shall have been paid in full and no Letters of Credit shall be outstanding (other than Letters of Credit which have been cash collateralized in accordance with the foregoing) shall be paid over to the applicable Loan Party at its account designated for such purpose by written notice by such Loan Party to the Administrative Agent or to whomsoever else may be lawfully entitled to receive the same.  The application of any payment pursuant to this Section 2.17(b) shall be made first, to ABR Loans and second, to Eurodollar Loans.  Each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall have the continuing and exclusive right to apply and reverse and reapply any and all such proceeds and payments to any portion of the Obligations to maximize realization of the Collateral (it being understood that, notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall be payments

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be made pursuant to levels “eighth” or “ninth” above prior to the payment in full of all obligations described in levels “first” through “seventh” above).  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no amount received from any Loan Party shall be applied to any Excluded Swap Obligation of such Loan Party.

(c)Each payment (including each prepayment) by the Borrower on account of principal of and interest on the Revolving Loans shall be made pro rata according to the respective outstanding principal amounts of the Revolving Loans then held by the Revolving Lenders, unless otherwise provided by this Agreement.

(d)All payments (including prepayments) to be made by the Borrower hereunder, whether on account of principal, interest, fees or otherwise, shall be made without setoff or counterclaim and shall be made prior to 12:00 Noon, New York City time, on the due date thereof to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Lenders, at the Funding Office, in Dollars and in immediately available funds.  The Administrative Agent shall distribute such payments to each relevant Lender promptly upon receipt in like funds as received, net of any amounts owing by such Lender pursuant to Section 9.7.  If any payment hereunder (other than payments on the Eurodollar Loans) becomes due and payable on a day other than a Business Day, such payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day.  If any payment on a Eurodollar Loan becomes due and payable on a day other than a Business Day, the maturity thereof shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless the result of such extension would be to extend such payment into another calendar month, in which event such payment shall be made on the immediately preceding Business Day.  In the case of any extension of any payment of principal pursuant to the preceding two sentences, interest thereon shall be payable at the then applicable rate during such extension. During any Full Cash Dominion Period, solely for purposes of determining the amount of Loans available for borrowing purposes, checks (in addition to immediately available funds applied pursuant to Section 2.11(d)) from collections of items of payment and proceeds of any Collateral shall be applied in whole or in part against the applicable Obligations as of 10:00 A.M., New York City time, on the Business Day of receipt, subject to actual collection.

(e)Unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified in writing by any Lender prior to a borrowing that such Lender will not make the amount that would constitute its share of such borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender is making such amount available to the Administrative Agent, and the Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount.  If such amount is not made available to the Administrative Agent by the required time on the Borrowing Date therefor, such Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent, on demand, such amount with interest thereon, at a rate equal to the greater of (i) the NYFRB Rate and (ii) a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, for the period until such Lender makes such amount immediately available to the Administrative Agent.  A certificate of the Administrative Agent submitted to any Lender with respect to any amounts owing under this paragraph shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error.  If such Lender’s share of such borrowing is not made available to the Administrative Agent by such Lender within three Business Days after such Borrowing Date, the Administrative Agent shall also be entitled to recover such amount with interest thereon at the rate per annum applicable to Revolving Loans that are ABR Loans, on demand, from the Borrower.

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(f)Unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified in writing by the Borrower prior to the date of any payment due to be made by the Borrower pursuant to the terms hereof or any other Loan Document (including any date that is fixed for prepayment by notice from the Borrower to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.11(d)) that the Borrower will not make such payment to the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower is making such payment, and the Administrative Agent may, but shall not be required to, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Lenders their respective pro rata shares of a corresponding amount.  If such payment is not made to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower within three Business Days after such due date, the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to recover, on demand, from each Lender to which any amount which was made available pursuant to the preceding sentence, such amount with interest thereon at the rate per annum equal to the daily average NYFRB Rate.  Nothing herein shall be deemed to limit the rights of the Administrative Agent or any Lender against the Borrower.

(g)If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it pursuant to Section 2.17(e), 2.17(f), 2.19(e), 3.4(a) or 9.7, then the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion and notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, (i) apply any amounts thereafter received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender for the benefit of the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Lender to satisfy such Lender’s obligations to it under such Sections until all such unsatisfied obligations are fully paid, and/or (ii) hold any such amounts in a segregated account as cash collateral for, and application to, any future funding obligations of such Lender under any such Section, in the case of each of clauses (i) and (ii) above, in any order as determined by the Administrative Agent in its discretion.

2.18Requirements of Law

.  (a)  If the adoption of or any change in any Requirement of Law or in the interpretation, administration, implementation or application thereof or compliance by any Lender or other Credit Party with any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any central bank or other Governmental Authority, in each case made or occurring subsequent to the Closing Date:

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

shall impose, modify or hold applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets held by, deposits or other liabilities in or for the account of, advances, loans or other extensions of credit (or participations therein) by, or any other acquisition of funds by, any office of such Lender that is not otherwise included in the determination of the Adjusted LIBO Rate; or

shall impose on such Lender any other condition (other than Taxes);

and the result of any of the foregoing is to increase the cost to such Lender or such other Credit Party, by an amount that such Lender or other Credit Party deems to be material, of making, converting into, continuing or maintaining Loans or issuing or participating in Letters of Credit, or to reduce any amount receivable hereunder in respect thereof, then, in any such case, the

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Borrower shall promptly pay such Lender or such other Credit Party, upon its demand, any additional amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or such other Credit Party for such increased cost or reduced amount receivable.  If any Lender or such other Credit Party becomes entitled to claim any additional amounts pursuant to this paragraph, it shall promptly notify the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of the event by reason of which it has become so entitled.

(b)If any Lender shall have determined that the adoption of or any change in any Requirement of Law regarding capital or liquidity requirements or in the interpretation, administration, implementation or application thereof or compliance by such Lender or any corporation controlling such Lender with any request or directive regarding capital or liquidity requirements (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority made subsequent to the Closing Date shall have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or such corporation’s capital as a consequence of its obligations hereunder or under or in respect of any Letter of Credit to a level below that which such Lender or such corporation could have achieved but for such adoption, change or compliance (taking into consideration such Lender’s or such corporation’s policies with respect to capital adequacy or liquidity) by an amount deemed by such Lender to be material, then from time to time, after submission by such Lender to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of a written request therefor, the Borrower shall pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such corporation for such reduction.

(c)Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements and directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or by United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, and (ii) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements and directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith or in implementation thereof, shall in each case be deemed to be a change in law, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued or implemented.

(d)A certificate as to any additional amounts payable pursuant to this Section submitted by any Lender to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section, the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to this Section for any amounts incurred more than nine months prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Borrower of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided that, if the circumstances giving rise to such claim have a retroactive effect, then such nine-month period shall be extended to include the period of such retroactive effect.  The obligations of the Borrower pursuant to this Section shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Loans and all other amounts payable hereunder.

(e)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 2.18 to the contrary, no Lender shall be entitled to receive any compensation pursuant to this Section 2.18 unless it shall be the general policy or practice of such Lender to seek compensation from other similarly situated borrowers in the U.S. syndicated loan market with respect to its similarly

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affected loans under agreements with such borrowers having provisions similar to this Section 2.18.

2.19Taxes

.  (a)  Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable law.  If any applicable law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable withholding agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a withholding agent, then the applicable withholding agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that, after such deduction or withholding has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 2.19), the amounts received with respect to this agreement equal the sum which would have been received had no such deduction or withholding been made.

(b)The Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for, Other Taxes.

(c)As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Loan Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.19, such Loan Party 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.

(d)Without duplication of payments made pursuant to Section 2.19(a) above, the Loan Parties shall jointly and severally  indemnify each Credit Party, within 10 days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section 2.19) payable or paid by such Credit Party or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Credit Party and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(e)Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within 10 days after demand therefor, for (i) any Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so) and (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 10.6(c) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register, in either case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive

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absent manifest error.  Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this paragraph (e).

(f)(i)  Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding.  In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.19(f)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.

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

 

(A)

any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;

 

(B)

any Non-U.S. 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 Non-U.S. Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

 

(1)

in the case of a Non-U.S. Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S.

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federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;

 

(2)

executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI;

 

(3)

in the case of a Non-U.S. Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-1 to the effect that such Non-U.S. Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E; or

 

(4)

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

 

(C)

any Non-U.S. 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 Non-U.S. 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 copies of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for

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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; and

 

(D)

if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount, if any, to deduct and withhold from such payment.  Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the Closing Date.

Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

(g)If any party determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 2.19 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.19), it shall pay to the indemnifying party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund).  Such indemnifying party, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this paragraph (g) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such indemnified party is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (g), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph (g) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would

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have been in if the indemnification payments or additional amounts giving rise to such refund had never been paid.  This Section 2.19 shall not be construed to require any indemnified party to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the indemnifying party or any other Person.

(h)Each party’s obligations under this Section 2.19 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under the Loan Documents.

(i)For purposes of this Section 2.19, the term “Lender” includes the Issuing Lender and the term “applicable law” includes FATCA.

2.20Indemnity

.  The Borrower agrees to indemnify each Lender for, and to hold each Lender harmless from, any loss or expense that such Lender sustains or incurs as a consequence of (a) default by the Borrower in making a borrowing of, conversion into or continuation of Eurodollar Loans after the Borrower has given a notice requesting the same in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, (b) default by the Borrower in making any prepayment of or conversion from Eurodollar Loans after the Borrower has given a notice thereof in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement or (c) the making of a prepayment of Eurodollar Loans on a day that is not the last day of an Interest Period with respect thereto.  Such indemnification may include an amount equal to the excess, if any, of (i) the amount of interest that would have accrued on the amount so prepaid, or not so borrowed, converted or continued, for the period from the date of such prepayment or of such failure to borrow, convert or continue to the last day of such Interest Period (or, in the case of a failure to borrow, convert or continue, the Interest Period that would have commenced on the date of such failure) in each case at the applicable rate of interest for such Loans provided for herein (excluding, however, the Applicable Margin included therein, if any) over (ii) the amount of interest (as reasonably determined by such Lender) that would have accrued to such Lender on such amount by placing such amount on deposit for a comparable period with leading banks in the interbank eurodollar market.  A certificate as to any amounts payable pursuant to this Section submitted to the Borrower by any Lender shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error.  This covenant shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Loans and all other amounts payable hereunder for nine months.

2.21Change of Lending Office

.  Each Lender agrees that, upon the occurrence of any event giving rise to the operation of Section 2.18 or 2.19(a) with respect to such Lender, it will, if requested by the Borrower, use reasonable efforts (subject to overall policy considerations of such Lender) to designate another lending office for any Loans affected by such event or to assign and delegate its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or Affiliates with the object of avoiding the consequences of such event; provided, that such designation or assignment is made on terms that, in the sole judgment of such Lender, cause such Lender and its lending offices to suffer no material economic, legal or regulatory disadvantage, and provided, further, that nothing in this Section shall affect or postpone any of the obligations of the Borrower or the rights of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.18 or 2.19(a).

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2.22Replacement of Lenders

.  The Borrower shall be permitted to replace any Lender that (a) requests reimbursement for amounts owing pursuant to Section 2.18 or 2.19(a), (b) becomes a Defaulting Lender or (c) does not consent to any proposed amendment, supplement, modification, consent or waiver of any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document that requires the consent of the Supermajority Lenders, each of the Lenders or each of the Lenders affected thereby (so long as the consent of the Required Lenders has been obtained), with a replacement financial institution; provided that (i) such replacement does not conflict with any Requirement of Law, (ii) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such replacement, (iii) prior to any such replacement, such Lender shall have taken no action under Section 2.21 so as to eliminate the continued need for payment of amounts owing pursuant to Section 2.18 or 2.19(a), (iv) the replacement financial institution shall purchase, at par, all Loans and other amounts owing to such replaced Lender on or prior to the date of replacement, (v) the Borrower shall be liable to such replaced Lender under Section 2.20 if any Eurodollar Loan owing to such replaced Lender shall be purchased other than on the last day of the Interest Period relating thereto, (vi) the replacement financial institution shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (vii) the replaced Lender shall be obligated to make such replacement in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.6 (provided that the Borrower shall be obligated to pay the registration and processing fee referred to therein), (viii) until such time as such replacement shall be consummated, the Borrower shall pay all additional amounts (if any) required pursuant to Section 2.18 or 2.19(a), as the case may be, and (ix) any such replacement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any rights that the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any other Lender shall have against the replaced Lender.  Each party hereto agrees that an assignment required pursuant to this paragraph may be effected pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption executed by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the assignee, and that the Lender required to make such assignment need not be a party thereto in order for such assignment to be effective.

2.23Defaulting Lenders

.  Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:

(a)fees shall cease to accrue on the unfunded portion of the Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.8(a);

(b)the Commitment and Revolving Extensions of Credit of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether the Required Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder (including any consent to any amendment, waiver or other modification pursuant to Section 10.1); provided, that this clause (b) shall not apply to the vote of a Defaulting Lender in the case of an amendment, waiver or other modification requiring the consent of such Lender or each Lender affected thereby;

(c)if any L/C Exposure or Protective Advance Exposure exists at the time such Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender then:

all or any part of the L/C Exposure and Protective Advance Exposure of such Defaulting Lender shall be reallocated among the non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Revolving Percentages but only to the extent the sum of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Revolving

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Extensions of Credit plus such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Exposure and Protective Advance Exposure does not exceed the total of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Commitments;

if the reallocation described in clause (i) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrower shall within one Business Day following notice by the Administrative Agent (x) first, prepay such Protective Advance Exposure and (y) second, cash collateralize for the benefit of the Issuing Lender only the Borrower’s obligations corresponding to such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Exposure (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (i) above) in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 8 for so long as such L/C Exposure is outstanding;

if the Borrower cash collateralizes any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Exposure pursuant to clause (ii) above, the Borrower shall not be required to pay any fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 3.3(a) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Exposure during the period such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Exposure is cash collateralized;

if the L/C Exposure of the non-Defaulting Lenders is reallocated pursuant to clause (i) above, then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.8(a) and Section 3.3(a) shall be adjusted in accordance with such non-Defaulting Lenders’ Revolving Percentages; and

if all or any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Exposure is neither reallocated nor cash collateralized pursuant to clause (i) or (ii) above, then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of the Issuing Lender or any other Lender hereunder, all fees payable under Section 3.3(a) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Exposure shall be payable to the Issuing Lender until and to the extent that such L/C Exposure is reallocated and/or cash collateralized; and

(d)so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Issuing Lender shall not be required to issue, amend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless it is satisfied that the related exposure and the Defaulting Lender’s then outstanding L/C Exposure will be 100% covered by the Commitments of the non-Defaulting Lenders and/or cash collateral will be provided by the Borrower in accordance with Section 2.23(c), and participating interests in any newly issued or increased Letter of Credit shall be allocated among non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.23(c)(i) (and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein).

If (i) a Bankruptcy Event with respect to a Lender Parent of any Lender shall occur following the Closing Date and for so long as such event shall continue or (ii) the Issuing Lender has a good faith belief that any Lender has defaulted in fulfilling its obligations under one or more other agreements in which such Lender commits to extend credit, the Issuing Lender shall not be required to issue, amend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless the Issuing Lender, as the case may be, shall have entered into arrangements with the Borrower or such Lender, satisfactory to the Issuing Lender, as the case may be, to defease any risk to it in respect of such Lender hereunder.

In the event that the Administrative Agent, the Borrower and the Issuing Lender each agrees that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then the L/C Exposure and Protective Advance Exposure of the Lenders shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Lender’s Commitment and on such date such Lender shall purchase at par such of the Loans of the other Lenders as the Administrative Agent

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shall determine may be necessary in order for such Lender to hold such Loans in accordance with its Revolving Percentage.

2.24Incremental Facilities

.  (a)  The Borrower and any one or more Lenders (including New Lenders) may from time to time agree that such Lenders shall make, obtain or increase the amount of their Commitments (any such new or increased Commitments, “Incremental Commitments”) by executing and delivering to the Administrative Agent an Increased Facility Activation Notice specifying (x) the amount of such Incremental Commitments and (y) the applicable Increased Facility Closing Date (which shall be a date not less than 10 Business Days after the date on which such notice is delivered to the Administrative Agent (or such earlier date as shall be agreed by the Administrative Agent)); provided that (i) with respect to any Increased Facility Closing Date, the Incremental Commitments shall be in a minimum amount of $20,000,000 and (ii) the aggregate amount of Incremental Commitments obtained after the Closing Date pursuant to this Section 2.24 shall not exceed $100,000,000. No Lender shall have any obligation to participate in any increase described in this paragraph unless it agrees to do so in its sole discretion.

(b)Any additional bank, financial institution or other entity which, with the consent of the Borrower, the Issuing Lender and the Administrative Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), elects to become a “Lender” under this Agreement in connection with any transaction described in Section 2.24(a) shall execute a New Lender Supplement (each, a “New Lender Supplement”), substantially in the form of Exhibit I-2, whereupon such bank, financial institution or other entity (a “New Lender”) shall become a Lender for all purposes and to the same extent as if originally a party hereto and shall be bound by and entitled to the benefits of this Agreement.

(c)Unless otherwise agreed or otherwise directed by the Administrative Agent, on each Increased Facility Closing Date, the Borrower shall borrow Revolving Loans under the relevant Incremental Commitments from each Lender participating in the relevant increase in an amount determined by reference to the amount of each Type of Loan (and, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, of each Eurodollar Borrowing) which would then have been outstanding from such Lender if (i) each such Type or Eurodollar Borrowing had been borrowed or effected on such Increased Facility Closing Date and (ii) the aggregate amount of each such Type or Eurodollar Borrowing requested to be so borrowed or effected had been proportionately increased.  The LIBO Screen Rate applicable to any Eurodollar Loan borrowed pursuant to the preceding sentence shall equal the LIBO Screen Rate then applicable to the Eurodollar Loans of the other Lenders in the same Eurodollar Borrowing (or, until the expiration of the then-current Interest Period, such other rate as shall be agreed upon between the Borrower and the relevant Lender..

(d)It shall be a condition precedent to the availability of any Incremental Commitments that (i) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing immediately prior to and immediately after giving effect to the making of such Incremental Commitments, (ii) the representations and warranties set forth in each Loan Document shall be true and correct in all material respects (or, if qualified by materiality, in all respects) on and as of the Increased Facility Closing Date immediately prior to and immediately after giving effect to the making of such Incremental Commitments, except to the extent expressly made as of an earlier date, in which case they shall be so true and correct as of such earlier date and (iii) the Borrower

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shall have delivered such legal opinions, board resolutions, secretary’s certificate, officer’s certificate and other documents as shall be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Incremental Commitments.

2.25Loan Modification Offers

(e).  

(a)The Borrower may on one or more occasions after the Closing Date, by written notice to the Administrative Agent, make one or more offers (each, a “Loan Modification Offer”) to all (and not fewer than all) the Lenders of one or more Facilities (each Facility subject to such a Loan Modification Offer, an “Affected Facility”) to make one or more Permitted Amendments pursuant to procedures reasonably specified by the Administrative Agent and reasonably acceptable to the Borrower.  Such notice shall set forth (i) the terms and conditions of the requested Loan Modification Offer and (ii) the date on which such Loan Modification Offer is requested to become effective.  Permitted Amendments shall become effective only with respect to the Loans of the Lenders of the Affected Facility that accept the applicable Loan Modification Offer (such Lenders, the “Accepting Lenders”) and, in the case of any Accepting Lender, only with respect to such Lender’s Loans and Commitments of such Affected Facility as to which such Lender’s acceptance has been made.  With respect to all Permitted Amendments consummated by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.25, such Permitted Amendments shall not constitute voluntary or mandatory payments or prepayments for purposes of Section 2.11 and (ii) any Loan Modification Offer, unless contemplating a scheduled maturity date already in effect with respect to any Loans hereunder pursuant to a previously consummated Permitted Amendment, must be in a minimum amount of $25,000,000 (or such lesser amount as may be approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion); provided that the Borrower may at its election specify as a condition (a “Minimum Extension Condition”) to consummating any such Permitted Amendment that a minimum amount (to be determined and specified in the relevant Loan Modification Offer in the Borrower’s sole discretion and which may be waived by the Borrower) of Loans of any or all Affected Facilities be extended.  If the aggregate principal amount of Loans of any Affected Facility in respect of which Lenders shall have accepted the relevant Loan Modification Offer shall exceed the maximum aggregate principal amount of Loans of such Affected Facility offered to be extended by the Borrower pursuant to such Loan Modification Offer, then the Loans of such Lenders shall be extended ratably up to such maximum amount based on the relative principal amounts (but not to exceed actual holdings of record) with respect to which such Lenders have accepted such Loan Modification Offer.

(b)A Permitted Amendment shall be effected pursuant to a Loan Modification Agreement executed and delivered by the Borrower, each Accepting Lender and the Administrative Agent; provided that no Permitted Amendment shall become effective unless (i) on the date of effectiveness thereof, the representations and warranties of each Loan Party set forth in the Loan Documents (other than Section 4.7 as to no Default or Event of Default) shall be true and correct in all material respects (or if qualified by materiality, in all respects), in each case on and as of such date, except in the case of any such representation and warranty expressly made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be so true and correct on and as of such earlier date, (ii) the Borrower shall have delivered, or agreed to deliver by a date following the effectiveness of such Permitted Amendment reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, to the Administrative Agent such legal opinions, board resolutions, secretary’s certificates, officer’s certificates and other documents (including reaffirmation

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agreements, supplements and/or amendments to other Security Documents, in each case to the extent applicable) as shall reasonably be requested by the Administrative Agent in connection therewith and (iii) any applicable Minimum Extension Condition shall be satisfied (unless waived by the Borrower).  The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each Loan Modification Agreement.  Each Loan Modification Agreement may, without the consent of any Lender other than the applicable Accepting Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, to give effect to the provisions of this Section 2.26, including any amendments necessary to treat the applicable Loans of the Accepting Lenders as a new Facility of loans hereunder (and the Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into any such amendments); provided that (i) all prepayments of Loans (i.e., both extended and non-extended) shall continue to be made on a ratable basis among all Lenders, based on the relative amounts of their Loans unless a Permitted Amendment provides for lesser treatment of the Loans of the Accepting Lenders, until the repayment of the non-extended Loans on the relevant scheduled maturity date in respect thereof.  The Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereby acknowledge that in respect of payments on non-extended Loans on the scheduled maturity date in respect thereof the pro rata payment requirements contained elsewhere in this Agreement are not intended to apply to the transactions effected pursuant to this Section 2.26.  This Section 2.26 shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.17 or Section 10.1 to the contrary.

SECTION 3.  LETTERS OF CREDIT

3.1L/C Commitment

.  (a)  Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Issuing Lender, in reliance on the agreements of the other Revolving Lenders set forth in Section 3.4(a), agrees to issue letters of credit (“Letters of Credit”) during the Availability Period for the account of the Borrower on any Business Day during the Revolving Commitment Period in such form as may be approved from time to time by the Issuing Lender; provided that the Issuing Lender shall not issue any Letter of Credit if, after giving effect to such issuance, the Total Revolving Extensions of Credit would exceed the Line Cap, subject to the authority of the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, to make Protective Advances pursuant to the terms of Section 2.3.  Each Letter of Credit shall (i) be denominated in Dollars and (ii) expire no later than the earlier of (x) the first anniversary of its date of issuance (or such longer period as agreed to by the applicable Issuing Lender in its sole discretion) and (y) the date that is five Business Days prior to the Revolving Termination Date, provided that any Letter of Credit with a one-year term may provide for the renewal thereof for additional one-year periods (which shall in no event extend beyond the date referred to in clause (y) above unless such Letter of Credit has been cash collateralized or other arrangements backstopping such Letter of Credit have been made, in each case, reasonably satisfactory to the Issuing Lender).

(b)The Issuing Lender shall not at any time be obligated to issue any Letter of Credit if the issuance of such Letter of Credit would (i) result in such Issuing Lender’s L/C Obligations exceeding such Lender’s L/C Commitment, (ii) violate one or more policies of the Issuing Lender applicable to letters of credit generally or (iii) conflict with, or cause the Issuing Lender or any L/C Participant to exceed any limits imposed by, any applicable Requirement of Law. Without limiting the foregoing and without affecting the limitations contained herein, it is understood and agreed that the Borrower may from time to time request that an Issuing Lender

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issue Letters of Credit in excess of such Issuing Lender’s L/C Commitment in effect at the time of such request, and each Issuing Lender agrees to consider any such request in good faith.  Any Letter of Credit so issued by an Issuing Lender in excess of its L/C Commitment then in effect shall nonetheless constitute a Letter of Credit for all purposes of this Agreement, and shall not affect the L/C Commitment of any other Issuing Bank.

(c)The parties hereto agree that the Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed to be Letters of Credit for all purposes under this Agreement, without any further action by the Borrower, the Issuing Lender or any other Person.

3.2Procedure for Issuance of Letter of Credit

.  The Borrower may from time to time request that the Issuing Lender issue a Letter of Credit (or the amendment, renewal or extension of an outstanding Letter of Credit) by delivering to the Issuing Lender at its address for notices specified herein, with a copy to the Administrative Agent, an Application therefor, completed to the reasonable satisfaction of the Issuing Lender, and such other certificates, documents and other papers and information as the Issuing Lender may request.  Upon receipt of any Application, the Issuing Lender will process such Application and the certificates, documents and other papers and information delivered to it in connection therewith in accordance with its customary procedures and shall promptly issue the Letter of Credit requested thereby (but in no event shall the Issuing Lender be required to issue, amended, renew or extend any Letter of Credit earlier than three Business Days after its receipt of the Application therefor and all such other certificates, documents and other papers and information relating thereto) by issuing the original of such Letter of Credit to the beneficiary thereof or as otherwise may be agreed to by the Issuing Lender and the Borrower.  The Issuing Lender shall furnish a copy of such Letter of Credit to the Borrower promptly following the issuance thereof.  The Issuing Lender shall promptly furnish to the Administrative Agent, which shall in turn promptly furnish to the Lenders, notice of the issuance of each Letter of Credit (including the amount thereof).

3.3Fees and Other Charges

.  (a)  The Borrower will pay a fee on all outstanding Letters of Credit at a per annum rate equal to the Applicable Margin then in effect with respect to Revolving Loans that are Eurodollar Loans, shared ratably among the Revolving Lenders and payable quarterly in arrears on each Fee Payment Date after the issuance date.  In addition, the Borrower shall pay to each Issuing Lender for its own account a fronting fee equal to 0.125% per annum multiplied by the daily average undrawn and unexpired amount of each Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Lender, payable quarterly in arrears.

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

3.4L/C Participations

.  (a)  The Issuing Lender irrevocably agrees to grant and hereby grants to each L/C Participant, and, to induce the Issuing Lender to issue Letters of Credit, each L/C Participant irrevocably agrees to accept and purchase and hereby accepts and purchases from the Issuing Lender, on the terms and conditions set forth below, for such L/C Participant’s own account and risk an undivided interest equal to such L/C Participant’s Revolving Percentage in the Issuing Lender’s obligations and rights under and in respect of each Letter of Credit and the

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amount of each draft paid by the Issuing Lender thereunder.  Each L/C Participant agrees with the Issuing Lender that, if a draft is paid under any Letter of Credit for which the Issuing Lender is not reimbursed in full by the Borrower in accordance with the terms of Section 3.5 (or in the event that any reimbursement received by the Issuing Lender shall be required to be returned by it at any time), such L/C Participant shall pay to the Issuing Lender upon demand at the Issuing Lender’s address for notices specified herein an amount equal to such L/C Participant’s Revolving Percentage of the amount that is not so reimbursed (or is so returned).  Each L/C Participant’s obligation to pay such amount shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (i) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right that such L/C Participant may have against the Issuing Lender, the Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (ii) the occurrence or continuance of a Default or an Event of Default or the failure to satisfy any of the other conditions specified in Section 5, (iii) any adverse change in the condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower, (iv) any breach of this Agreement or any other Loan Document by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other L/C Participant or (v) any other circumstance, happening or event whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing.

(b)If any amount required to be paid by any L/C Participant to the Issuing Lender pursuant to Section 3.4(a) in respect of any unreimbursed portion of any payment made by the Issuing Lender under any Letter of Credit is not paid to the Issuing Lender within three Business Days after the date such payment is due, such L/C Participant shall pay to the Issuing Lender on demand an amount equal to the product of (i) such amount, times (ii) the greater of (x) the daily average NYFRB Rate during the period from and including the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the Issuing Lender and (y) a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, times (iii) a fraction the numerator of which is the number of days that elapse during such period and the denominator of which is 360.  If any such amount required to be paid by any L/C Participant pursuant to Section 3.4(a) is not made available to the Issuing Lender by such L/C Participant within three Business Days after the date such payment is due, the Issuing Lender shall be entitled to recover from such L/C Participant, on demand, such amount with interest thereon calculated from such due date at the rate per annum applicable to the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin.  A certificate of the Issuing Lender submitted to any L/C Participant with respect to any amounts owing under this Section shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error.

(c)Whenever, at any time after the Issuing Lender has made payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any L/C Participant its pro rata share of such payment in accordance with Section 3.4(a), the Issuing Lender receives any payment related to such Letter of Credit (whether directly from the Borrower or otherwise, including proceeds of collateral applied thereto by the Issuing Lender), or any payment of interest on account thereof, the Issuing Lender will distribute to such L/C Participant its pro rata share thereof; provided, however, that in the event that any such payment received by the Issuing Lender shall be required to be returned by the Issuing Lender, such L/C Participant shall return to the Issuing Lender the portion thereof previously distributed by the Issuing Lender to it.

3.5Reimbursement Obligation of the Borrower

.  If any draft is paid under any Letter of Credit, the Borrower shall reimburse the Issuing Lender for the amount of (a) the draft so paid and (b) any taxes, fees, charges or other costs or expenses incurred by the Issuing Lender

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in connection with such payment, not later than 12:00 Noon, New York City time, on (i) the Business Day that the Borrower receives notice of such draft, if such notice is received on such day prior to 10:00 A.M., New York City time and JPMCB is the applicable Issuing Lender, or (ii) if clause (i) above does not apply, the Business Day immediately following the day that the Borrower receives such notice.  Each such payment shall be made to the Issuing Lender at its address for notices referred to herein in Dollars and in immediately available funds.  Interest shall be payable on any such amounts from the date on which the relevant draft is paid until payment in full at the rate set forth in (x) until the Business Day next succeeding the date of the relevant notice, Section 2.14(b) and (y) thereafter, Section 2.14(c).

3.6Obligations Absolute

.  The Borrower’s obligations under this Section 3 shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable under any and all circumstances and irrespective of any setoff, counterclaim or defense to payment that the Borrower may have or have had against the Issuing Lender, any beneficiary of a Letter of Credit or any other Person.  The Borrower also agrees with the Issuing Lender that the Issuing Lender shall not be responsible for, and the Borrower’s Reimbursement Obligations under Section 3.5 shall not be affected by, among other things, (a) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, or any term or provision therein, (b) any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be invalid, fraudulent or forged in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, (c) any dispute between or among the Borrower and any beneficiary of any Letter of Credit or any other party to which such Letter of Credit may be transferred or any claims whatsoever of the Borrower against any beneficiary of such Letter of Credit or any such transferee, (d) payment by the Issuing Lender under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit, or (e) 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, or provide a right of setoff against, the Borrower's obligations hereunder. The Issuing Lender shall not have any liability or responsibility by reason of or in connection with the issuance or transfer of any Letter of Credit 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 message or advice, however transmitted, in connection with 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 Lender; provided that the foregoing shall not be construed to excuse the Issuing Lender from liability to the Borrower to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to special, indirect, consequential or punitive 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 Lender's failure to exercise care when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof.  The parties hereto expressly agree that, in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the Issuing Lender (as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction), the Issuing Lender shall be deemed to have exercised care in each such determination.  In furtherance of the foregoing and without limiting the generality thereof, the parties agree that, with respect to documents presented which appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit, the Issuing Lender may, in its sole discretion, either accept and make payment upon such documents without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information

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to the contrary, or refuse to accept and make payment upon such documents if such documents are not in strict compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit.

3.7Letter of Credit Payments

.  If any draft shall be presented for payment under any Letter of Credit, the Issuing Lender shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent of the date and amount thereof and the Administrative Agent shall provide such notice to the Borrower; provided that any failure to give or delay in giving such notice shall not relieve the Borrower of its obligation to reimburse the Issuing Lender and the Revolving Lenders pursuant to Section 3.5. The Borrower may request that a Revolving Loan be made to provide funds for the payment required by this Section 3.7; provided that, after giving effect to any such Revolving Loan, the Line Cap would not be exceeded at such time. The proceeds of such Revolving Loan shall be paid directly to the Issuing Lender to reimburse it for the payment made by it under the Letter of Credit.

3.8Applications

.  To the extent that any provision of any Application related to any Letter of Credit is inconsistent with the provisions of this Section 3, the provisions of this Section 3 shall apply.

3.9Replacement of an Issuing Lender

. An Issuing Lender may be replaced at any time by (a) the Borrower in its sole discretion upon written notice to the Administrative Agent; provided that there are no outstanding Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Lender which are not cash collateralized by the Borrower or (b) written agreement among the Borrower Representative, the Administrative Agent, the replaced Issuing Lender and the successor Issuing Lender. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders of any such replacement of an Issuing Lender. At the time any such replacement shall become effective, the Borrower shall pay all unpaid fees accrued for the account of the replaced Issuing Lender pursuant to Section 3.3. From and after the effective date of any such replacement, (a) the successor Issuing Lender shall have all the rights and obligations of the Issuing Lender under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit to be issued thereafter and (b) references herein to the term “Issuing Lender” shall be deemed to refer to such successor or to any previous Issuing Lender, or to such successor and all previous Issuing Lenders, as the context shall require. After the replacement of an Issuing Lender hereunder, the replaced Issuing Lender shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Lender under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit then outstanding and issued by it prior to such replacement, but shall not be required to issue additional Letters of Credit.

 

SECTION 4.  REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

To induce the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to enter into this Agreement and to make the Loans and issue or participate in the Letters of Credit, the Borrower hereby represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and each Lender that:

4.1Financial Condition

.  The audited consolidated balance sheets of the Borrower and its consolidated Restricted Subsidiaries as at December 31, 2016, December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2018, and the related consolidated statements of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the fiscal years ended on such dates, reported on by and accompanied by an unqualified report from KPMG LLP, present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial condition of the Borrower and its consolidated Restricted Subsidiaries as at such date,

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and the consolidated results of its operations and its consolidated cash flows for the respective fiscal years then ended.  The unaudited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its consolidated Restricted Subsidiaries as at March 31, 2019, and the related unaudited consolidated statement of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flow for the applicable three-month period ended on such date, present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial condition of the Borrower and its consolidated Restricted Subsidiaries as at each such date, and the consolidated results of its operations and its consolidated cash flow for the three-month period then ended (subject to normal year-end audit adjustments).  All such financial statements, including the related schedules and notes thereto, have been prepared in accordance with GAAP applied consistently throughout the periods involved (except as approved by the aforementioned firm of accountants and disclosed therein), except that the interim financial statements are subject to year-end adjustments and are lacking footnote disclosures.

4.2No Change

.  Since December 31, 2018, there has been no development or event that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

4.3Existence; Compliance with Law

.  Each Group Member (a) is duly organized or formed, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, (b) has the corporate or similar organizational power and authority, and the legal right, to own and operate its property, to lease the property it operates as lessee and to conduct the business in which it is currently engaged, (c) is duly qualified as a foreign corporation or other organization and in good standing under the laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of property or the conduct of its business requires such qualification, except where the failure to be so qualified could not, in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and (d) is in compliance with all Requirements of Law except to the extent that the failure to comply therewith could not, in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

4.4Power; Authorization; Enforceable Obligations

.  (a)  Each Loan Party has the corporate or similar organizational power and authority, and the legal right, to make, deliver and perform the Loan Documents to which it is a party and, in the case of the Borrower, to obtain extensions of credit hereunder.  Each Loan Party has taken all necessary corporate or similar organizational action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents to which it is a party and, in the case of the Borrower, to authorize the extensions of credit on the terms and conditions of this Agreement.  Each Loan Document has been duly executed and delivered on behalf of each Loan Party party thereto.  This Agreement constitutes, and each other Loan Document upon execution will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of each Loan Party party thereto, enforceable against each such Loan Party in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and by general equitable principles (whether enforcement is sought by proceedings in equity or at law).

(b)No consent or authorization of, filing with, notice to or other act by or in respect of, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is required in connection with the extensions of credit hereunder or with the execution, delivery, performance, validity or enforceability of this Agreement or any of the Loan Documents, except (i) consents,

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authorizations, filings and notices that have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect and (ii) the filings referred to in Section 4.19.  

4.5No Legal Bar

.  The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, the borrowings hereunder and the use of the proceeds thereof will not violate any Requirement of Law or any Contractual Obligation of any Group Member, except for violations that could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and will not result in, or require, the creation or imposition of any Lien on any of their respective properties or revenues pursuant to any Requirement of Law or any such Contractual Obligation (other than the Liens created by the Security Documents).  

4.6Litigation

.  No litigation, investigation or proceeding of or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened by or against any Group Member or against any of their respective properties (a) with respect to any of the Loan Documents or any of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, or (b) that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect if determined adversely to any applicable Group Member.

4.7No Default

.  No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

4.8Ownership of Property; Liens

.   Each Group Member has such title in fee simple or valid leasehold to the real property owned or leased by it as is necessary to the conduct of its business and valid and legal title to all of its personal property owned by it, in each case, subject to Permitted Liens.

4.9Intellectual Property

.  Except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, each Group Member owns, or is licensed to use, all material Intellectual Property reasonably necessary for the conduct of its business as currently conducted, free and clear of all Liens, except as permitted by Section 7.3, and to the knowledge of each Loan Party, the use of any such material Intellectual Property and the conduct of each of the Group Members does not infringe in any material respect upon the rights of any Person. Except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, no claim has been asserted or is pending by any Person challenging or questioning the use of any material Intellectual Property or the validity or effectiveness of any material Intellectual Property, nor does the Borrower know of any valid basis for any such claim.

4.10Taxes

.  Each Group Member has filed or caused to be filed all Federal, state and other material Tax returns that are required to be filed and has paid all Taxes shown to be due and payable on said returns or on any assessments made against it or any of its property and all other Taxes, fees or other charges imposed on it or any of its property by any Governmental Authority (other than (i) any the amount or validity of which are currently being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and with respect to which reserves in conformity with GAAP have been provided on the books of the relevant Group Member, or (ii) to the extent that the failure to file or pay, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect); to the knowledge of the Borrower, no material Liens for Taxes have been filed, and, to the knowledge of the Borrower, no claim is being asserted, with respect to any such Tax, fee or other charge.

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4.11Federal Regulations

.  The Borrower is not engaged and will not engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of purchasing or carrying Margin Stock, or extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying Margin Stock, and no part of the proceeds of any Borrowing hereunder will be used to buy or carry any Margin Stock.  Following the application of the proceeds of each Borrowing, not more than 25% of the value of the assets (either of the Borrower only or of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis) will be Margin Stock.  

4.12Labor Matters

.  Except as, in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect:  (a) there are no strikes or other labor disputes against any Group Member pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened; (b) hours worked by and payment made to employees of each Group Member have not been in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or any other applicable Requirement of Law dealing with such matters; and (c) all payments due from any Group Member on account of employee health and welfare insurance have been paid or accrued as a liability on the books of the relevant Group Member.

4.13ERISA

.  Except as could not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect: (a) each Group Member and each of their respective ERISA Affiliates (and in the case of a Pension Plan or a Multiemployer Plan, each of their respective ERISA Affiliates) are in compliance with all applicable provisions and requirements of ERISA and the Code and other federal and state laws and the regulations and published interpretations thereunder with respect to each Plan and Pension Plan and have performed all their obligations under each Plan and Pension Plan; (b) no ERISA Event or Foreign Plan Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur, and no ERISA Affiliate is aware of any fact, event or circumstance that could reasonably be expected to constitute or result in an ERISA Event; (c) each Plan or Pension Plan which is intended to qualify under Section 401(a) of the Code has received a favorable determination letter from the IRS indicating that such Plan or Pension Plan is so qualified and the trust related thereto has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Code or an application for such a determination is currently pending before the Internal Revenue Service and, to the knowledge of the Borrower, nothing has occurred subsequent to the issuance of the most recent determination letter which would cause such Plan or Pension Plan to lose its qualified status; (d) no liability to the PBGC (other than required premium payments), the IRS, any Plan or Pension Plan or any trust established under Title IV of ERISA has been or is reasonably expected to be incurred by any Group Member or any of their ERISA Affiliates; (e) each of the Group Members’ ERISA Affiliates has complied with the requirements of Section 515 of ERISA with respect to each Multiemployer Plan and is not in “default” (as defined in Section 4219(c)(5) of ERISA) with respect to payments to a Multiemployer Plan; (f) all amounts required by applicable law with respect to, or by the terms of, any retiree welfare benefit arrangement maintained by any Group Member or any ERISA Affiliate or to which any Group Member or any ERISA Affiliate has an obligation to contribute have been accrued in accordance with ASC Topic 715-60; (g) as of the most recent valuation date for each Multiemployer Plan for which the actuarial report is available and except as reported in the most recent Form 10-K filed with the SEC, no Group Member nor any of their respective ERISA Affiliates has any potential liability for a complete withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan (within the meaning of Section 4203 of ERISA), when aggregated with such potential liability for a complete withdrawal from all Multiemployer Plans, based on information available pursuant to Section 4221(e) of ERISA; (h) there has been no Prohibited Transaction or violation of the

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fiduciary responsibility rules with respect to any Plan or Pension Plan that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; and (i) neither any Group Member nor any ERISA Affiliate maintains or contributes to, or has any unsatisfied obligation to contribute to, or liability under, any active or terminated Pension Plan other than (i) on the Closing Date, those listed on Schedule 4.13 hereto and (ii) thereafter, Pension Plans not otherwise prohibited by this Agreement.  Except as disclosed on Schedule 4.13, the present value of all accumulated benefit obligations under each Pension Plan, did not, as of the close of its most recent plan year, exceed by more than $10,000,000 the fair market value of the assets of such Pension Plan allocable to such accrued benefits (determined in both cases using the applicable assumptions for financial statement reporting purposes under ASC Topic 715), and the present value of all accumulated benefit obligations of all underfunded Pension Plans did not, as of the date of the most recent financial statements reflecting such amounts, exceed by more than $10,000,000 the fair market value of the assets of all such underfunded Pension Plans (determined in both cases using the applicable assumptions for financial statement reporting purposes under ASC Topic 715).

4.14Investment Company Act; Other Regulations

.  No Loan Party is an “investment company”, or a company “controlled” by an “investment company”, within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.  No Loan Party is subject to regulation under any Requirement of Law (other than Regulation X of the Board) that limits its ability to incur Indebtedness.

4.15Subsidiaries; Capital Stock

.  As of the Closing Date, (a) Schedule 4.15 sets forth the name and jurisdiction of incorporation or formation, as applicable, of each Subsidiary and, as to each such Subsidiary, the percentage of each class of Capital Stock owned by any Loan Party and (b) there are no outstanding subscriptions, options, warrants, calls, rights or other agreements or commitments (other than stock options and restricted stock units granted to employees or directors and directors’ qualifying shares) of any nature relating to any Capital Stock of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, except (i) with respect to Capital Stock of Loan Parties, as created by the Loan Documents or the Term Loan Documents and (ii) otherwise, as permitted by this Agreement.

4.16Use of Proceeds

.  The proceeds of the Revolving Loans and the Letters of Credit, shall be used for general corporate purposes (including to finance the Transactions).

4.17Environmental Matters

.  Except as, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect:

(a)Materials of Environmental Concern are not present at, on, under, in, or about any real property now or formerly owned, leased or operated by any Group Member or at any other location (including, without limitation, any location to which Materials of Environmental Concern have been sent for re-use or recycling or for treatment, storage, or disposal), in amounts or concentrations or under circumstances that constitute or constituted a violation of, or could give rise to liability under, any Environmental Law;

(b)no Group Member has received or is aware of any notice of violation, alleged violation, non-compliance, liability or potential liability under or relating to any

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Environmental Law, nor does the Borrower have knowledge or reason to believe that any such notice will be received or is being threatened;

(c)no judicial, arbitral, governmental or administrative litigation, investigation, proceeding or similar action is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened, under any Environmental Law to which any Group Member is or will be named as a party, nor has any Group Member entered into or agreed to any settlements or other agreements, consent decrees or other decrees, consent orders, administrative orders or other orders, or other administrative or judicial requirements relating to compliance with or liability under any Environmental Law that have not been fully and finally resolved;

(d)each Group Member, is in compliance, and within the period of all applicable statute of limitation has been in compliance, with all applicable Environmental Laws; and

(e)no Group Member has assumed or retained, by contract or operation of law, any liability of any other Person under Environmental Laws or with respect to any Material of Environmental Concern.

4.18Accuracy of Information, etc.

  The statements and information contained in this Agreement, the other Loan Documents, and the other material documents, certificates and statements furnished by or on behalf of any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders, or any of them, in writing, for use in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the other Loan Documents (as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished), taken together as a whole, did not contain as of the date such written statements, information, documents or certificates were so furnished, any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements contained herein or therein not misleading in any material respect.  The projections and pro forma financial information contained in the materials referenced above are based upon good faith estimates and assumptions believed by management of the Borrower to be reasonable at the time made, it being recognized by the Lenders that such financial information as it relates to future events is not to be viewed as fact and that actual results during the period or periods covered by such financial information may differ from the projected results set forth therein by a material amount.

4.19Security Documents

.  The Guarantee and Collateral Agreement is effective to create in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a legal, valid and enforceable security interest in the Collateral described therein and proceeds thereof.  In the case of the Pledged Collateral required to be delivered in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, when such Pledged Collateral is delivered (in accordance with the Intercreditor Agreement) to the Administrative Agent or the Term Loan Administrative Agent (together with a properly completed and signed undated endorsement), in the case of Collateral consisting of Deposit Accounts or Securities Accounts, when such Deposit Accounts or Securities Accounts, as applicable, are subject to an Account Control Agreement (as defined in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement) and in the case of the other Collateral described in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement that can be perfected by the filing of a financing statement or other filing, when financing statements and other filings specified on Schedule 4.19 in appropriate form are filed in the offices specified on Schedule 4.19, the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement shall constitute a fully perfected Lien

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on, and security interest in, all right, title and interest of the Loan Parties in such Collateral and the proceeds thereof, as security for the Obligations (as defined in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement), in each case prior and superior in right to the Lien of any other Person (except Liens expressly permitted by this Agreement or the Intercreditor Agreement, in each case, to be prior to the Liens on the Collateral).

4.20Solvency

.  As of the Closing Date and after giving effect to the Transactions, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are Solvent.

4.21Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions

.  The Borrower has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance in all material respects by the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions, and the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective officers and directors and to the knowledge of the Borrower its employees and agents, are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions in all material respects.  None of (a) the Borrower, any Subsidiary, any of their respective directors or officers, or (b) to the knowledge of the Borrower, any employee or agent of the Borrower or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from the credit facility established hereby, is a Sanctioned Person.   No Borrowing, use of proceeds or other transaction contemplated by this Agreement will violate any Anti-Corruption Law or applicable Sanctions.

4.22Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions

.  None of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is an entity deemed to hold “plan assets” (within the meaning of the Plan Asset Regulations), and neither the execution, delivery nor performance of the transactions contemplated under this Agreement, including the making of any Loan hereunder, will give rise to a non-exempt prohibited transaction under Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code.

SECTION 5.  CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

5.1Conditions to Initial Extension of Credit

.  The agreement of each Lender to make the Commitments available and make the initial extension of credit requested to be made by it is subject to the satisfaction, prior to or concurrently with the making of such extension of credit on the Closing Date, of the following conditions precedent:

(a)Loan Documents.  The Administrative Agent shall have received (i) this Agreement, executed and delivered by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower and each Person listed on Schedule 1.1A, (ii) the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, executed and delivered by the Borrower and each Subsidiary Guarantor and (iii) the Intercreditor Agreement, executed and delivered by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower and each Person party thereto.  

(b)Other Indebtedness.

The Administrative Agent shall have received evidence reasonably satisfactory to it that on or prior to the Closing Date (x) the Term Loan Credit Agreement is in full force and effect and (y) the Borrower received at least $300,000,000 in gross cash proceeds from borrowings under the Term Loan Credit Agreement.

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Prior to or substantially concurrently with the initial extensions of credit under this Agreement on the Closing Date, (A) all existing material Indebtedness for borrowed money (other than the 2023 Notes, the 2025 Notes, the Revolving Loans and the Term Loans, and excluding for the avoidance of doubt Capital Lease Obligations) of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall have been repaid in full (such repayment, the “Existing Indebtedness Refinancing”) and (B) all Liens granted in connection with the foregoing shall have been terminated, such that, on the Closing Date, after giving effect to the Transactions, neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary shall have Indebtedness for borrowed money (excluded for the avoidance of doubt Capital Lease Obligations) other than the 2023 Notes, the 2025 Notes, the Revolving Loans and the Term Loans.

(c)Pro Forma Financial Statements; Financial Statements.  The Lenders shall have received (i) the unaudited pro forma consolidated balance sheet and related pro forma consolidated statement of income of the Borrower and its consolidated Restricted Subsidiaries as of and for the 12 months ended March 31, 2019, prepared giving effect (as if such events had occurred on such date (in the case of the balance sheet) or at the beginning of such period (in the case of the statement of income)) to the consummation of the Transactions and the payment of fees and expenses in connection therewith, (ii) audited consolidated balance sheets and related statements of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of each of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 fiscal years (provided that availability of such report on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR information retrieval system shall satisfy this requirement), (iii) unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related statements of income and stockholders’ equity of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019 and (iv) statements of cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the three-month period ended on March 31, 2019.

(d)Lien Searches.  The Administrative Agent shall have received the results of a recent Lien search with respect to each Loan Party, and such search shall reveal no Liens on any of the assets of the Loan Parties except for Liens permitted by Section 7.3 or discharged on or prior to the Closing Date pursuant to documentation satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

(e)Fees.  All costs, fees and expenses required to be paid by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and the Lenders in connection with this Agreement (including the reasonable and documented fees and expenses of legal counsel to the Administrative Agent) and all costs, fees and expenses required to be paid by the Borrower pursuant to letter agreements entered into with the Arrangers shall have been paid or shall have been authorized to be deducted from the proceeds of the initial extensions of credit under this Agreement to the extent due and invoiced to the Borrower.

(f)Officer’s Certificate; Good Standing Certificates.  The Administrative Agent shall have received (i) a certificate of each Loan Party, dated the Closing Date, with appropriate insertions and attachments, including (w) the certificate of incorporation, in the case of a Loan Party that is a corporation, and certificate of formation, in the case of a Loan Party that is a limited liability company, in each case certified by the relevant authority of the jurisdiction of organization of such Loan Party as of a recent date, (x) the bylaws, in the case of a Loan Party that is a corporation, and limited liability company agreement or operating agreement, in the case of a Loan Party that is a limited liability company, certified as of the Closing Date by its secretary, an assistant secretary or a Responsible Officer as being in full force and effect without modification

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or amendment, (y) resolutions of the governing bodies of each Loan Party approving and authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of Loan Documents to which it is a party, certified as of the Closing Date by its secretary, an assistant secretary or a Responsible Officer as being in full force and effect without modification or amendment and (z) signature and incumbency certificates of the Responsible Officers of each Loan Party executing the Loan Documents to which it is a party, and (ii) a long form good standing certificate for each Loan Party from its jurisdiction of organization.

(g)Legal Opinions.  The Administrative Agent shall have received the executed legal opinions of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, counsel to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, and certain other local counsel to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, each in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

(h)Pledged Stock; Stock Powers; Pledged Notes.  The Term Loan Administrative Agent shall have received (i) the certificates representing the shares of Capital Stock pledged pursuant to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, together with an undated endorsement for each such certificate executed in blank by a duly authorized officer of the pledgor thereof and (ii) each promissory note (if any) pledged to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement endorsed (without recourse) in blank (or accompanied by an executed transfer form in blank) by the pledgor thereof.

(i)Filings, Registrations and Recordings.  Each document (including any Uniform Commercial Code financing statement) required by the Security Documents or under law or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to be filed, registered or recorded in order to create in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a perfected Lien on the Collateral described therein, prior and superior in right to any other Person (other than with respect to Liens expressly permitted by Section 7.3), shall be in proper form for filing, registration or recordation.

(j)Solvency Certificate.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a solvency certificate from a Responsible Officer in the form of Exhibit L.

(k)Insurance. The Administrative Agent shall have received insurance certificates with respect to Inventory satisfying the requirements of Section 5.12 of the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement; provided that if, notwithstanding the use by the Loan Parties of commercially reasonable efforts (without undue burden and expense) to satisfy the requirement set forth in this Section 5.1(k), such requirement is not satisfied as of the Closing Date, the satisfaction of such requirement shall not be a condition to the agreement of each Lender to make the initial extension of credit requested to be made by it (but shall be required to be satisfied within 45 days of the Closing Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion))..

(l)PATRIOT Act.  The Administrative Agent shall have received, (i) at least three Business Days prior to the Closing Date, all documentation and other information about any Loan Party reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in writing at least 10 Business Days prior to the Closing Date and that the Administrative Agent reasonably determines is required by

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United States bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act.

(m)Inventory Appraisal and Field Examination. The Administrative Agent shall have received (i) a field examination conducted by the Administrative Agent or its designee of the Accounts, Inventory and related working capital matters of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and of the related data processing and other systems of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, the results of which shall be satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion and (ii) an appraisal of the Inventory of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries from a firm (or firms) satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, which appraisal(s) shall be satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion.

(n)Borrowing Base Certificate. The Administrative Agent shall have received a completed Borrowing Base Certificate, prepared as of July 26, 2019.

(o)Deposit Account Control Agreements. The Administrative Agent shall have received Deposit Account Control Agreements required to be delivered pursuant to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided that if, notwithstanding the use by the Loan Parties of commercially reasonable efforts (without undue burden and expense) to satisfy the requirement set forth in this Section 5.1(o), such requirement is not satisfied as of the Closing Date, the satisfaction of such requirement shall not be a condition to the agreement of each Lender to make the initial extension of credit requested to be made by it (but shall be required to be satisfied within 90 days of the Closing Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion)).

(p)Availability. After giving effect to all extensions of credit to be made on the Closing Date, Availability on a Pro Forma Basis shall be greater than or equal to $100,000,000.

(q) Officer’s Certificate.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate of the Borrower, dated the Closing Date, substantially in the form of Exhibit C-1 (i) certifying that the conditions in Section 5.1(b), 5.2(a), Section 5.2(b) have been met and (ii) attaching true and complete copies of the Term Loan Documents.

For the purpose of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 5.1, each Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have accepted, and to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required under this Section 5.1 unless the Administrative Agent shall have received written notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objection thereto.

5.2Conditions to Each Extension of Credit

.  The agreement of each Lender to make any extension of credit requested to be made by it on any date (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the making of its Commitments and the making of its initial extension of credit on the Closing Date, but excluding any Protective Advance) is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:

(a)Representations and Warranties.  Each of the representations and warranties made by any Loan Party in or pursuant to the Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all

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material respects (or in all respects if qualified by materiality) on and as of such date as if made on and as of such date, except to the extent expressly made as of an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall have been so true and correct as of such earlier date.

(b)No Default.  No Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on such date or after giving effect to the extensions of credit requested to be made on such date.

(c)Borrowing Base Certificate.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a completed Borrowing Base Certificate concurrently with the delivery of any Borrowing Request delivered during a Quarterly Borrowing Base Period unless the Borrower has delivered a Borrowing Base Certificate within the 30 calendar days prior to the date specified in the Borrowing Request as the date on which such extension of credit is to be made.

Each borrowing by and issuance of a Letter of Credit on behalf of the Borrower hereunder (other than the initial extensions of credit on the Closing Date and other than with respect to a Protective Advance) shall constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrower as of the date of such extension of credit that the conditions contained in this Section 5.2 have been satisfied.

SECTION 6.  AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

The Borrower hereby agrees that, so long as the Commitments remain in effect, any Letter of Credit remains outstanding or any Loan or other amount is owing to any Lender or the Administrative Agent hereunder, the Borrower shall and, in the case of Sections 6.3 through 6.8, 6.10 and 6.13, shall, to the extent applicable, cause each of its Restricted Subsidiaries to and, in the case of Section 6.12, shall cause each of its Domestic Subsidiaries to:

6.1Financial Statements

.  Furnish to the Administrative Agent for delivery to each Lender:

(a)as soon as available, but in any event within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower, a copy of the audited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries as at the end of such year and the related audited consolidated statements of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for such year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous year, reported on without a “going concern” or like qualification or exception, or qualification arising out of the scope of the audit, by KPMG, LLP or other independent certified public accountants of nationally recognized standing acceptable to the Administrative Agent;

(b)as soon as available, but in any event not later than 45 days after the end of each of the first three quarterly periods of each fiscal year of the Borrower, the unaudited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries as at the end of such quarter and the related unaudited consolidated statements of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for such quarter and/or the portion of the fiscal year through the end of such quarter, as required by applicable SEC rules, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding period or periods of the previous fiscal year (or, in the case of the balance sheet, as

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of the end of the previous fiscal year), certified by a Responsible Officer as being fairly stated in all material respects (subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes);

(c)as soon as available, but in any event not later than 30 days after the end of each calendar month of the Borrower, the unaudited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries as at the end of such month and the related unaudited consolidated statements of income and cash flows for such month and the portion of the fiscal year through the end of such month, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous year, certified by a Responsible Officer as being fairly stated in all material respects (subject to normal year-end audit adjustments); and

(d)if any Unrestricted Subsidiary exists, concurrently with each delivery of financial statements under clause (a), (b) or (c) above, financial statements (in substantially the same form as the financial statements delivered pursuant to clause (a), (b) or (c) above, as applicable) prepared on the basis of consolidating the accounts of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and treating any Unrestricted Subsidiaries as if they were not consolidated with the Borrower, together with an explanation of reconciliation adjustments in reasonable detail.

All such financial statements shall be complete and correct in all material respects and shall be prepared in reasonable detail and in accordance with GAAP applied (except as approved by such accountants or officer, as the case may be, and disclosed in reasonable detail therein) consistently throughout the periods reflected therein and with prior periods.

Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.1(a), (b), (c) or (d) or Section 6.2(c) or (d) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date on which (i) such documents are posted on the Borrower’s behalf on IntraLinks/IntraAgency or another relevant Internet or intranet website, if any, to which each Lender and the Administrative Agent have access (whether a commercial, third-party website or whether sponsored by the Administrative Agent) or (ii) such documents are filed of record with the SEC; provided that, upon written request by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall deliver paper copies of such documents to the Administrative Agent for further distribution to each Lender until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to request the delivery of or to maintain or deliver to Lenders paper copies of the documents referred to above, and in any event shall have no responsibility to monitor compliance by the Borrower with any such request for delivery, and each Lender shall be solely responsible for timely accessing posted documents or requesting delivery of paper copies of such documents from the Administrative Agent and maintaining its copies of such documents.  

6.2Certificates; Borrowing Base; Other Information

.  Furnish to the Administrative Agent for delivery to each Lender:

(a)[reserved];

(b)concurrently with the delivery of any financial statements pursuant to Sections 6.1(a) and 6.1(b), (i) a Compliance Certificate executed by a Responsible Officer, which Compliance Certificate shall (x) include a statement that, to each such Responsible Officer’s

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knowledge, each Loan Party during such period has observed or performed all of its covenants and other agreements, and satisfied every condition contained in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party to be observed, performed or satisfied by it, and that such Responsible Officer has obtained no knowledge of any Default or Event of Default except as specified in such certificate, (y) in the case of quarterly or annual financial statements, set forth, in reasonable detail, the calculation of the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the Reference Period ending as of the last day of the fiscal year or fiscal quarter for which financial statements are being delivered pursuant to Section 6.1 and (ii) in the case of quarterly or annual financial statements, to the extent not previously disclosed to the Administrative Agent, (x) a description of any change in the jurisdiction of organization of any Loan Party, (y) a list of any material registered Intellectual Property acquired or created by any Loan Party and (z) a description of any Person that has become a Group Member, a Restricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary, in each case since the date of the most recent report delivered pursuant to this clause (ii) (or, in the case of the first such report so delivered, since the Closing Date);

(c)as soon as available, and in any event no later than 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower, a detailed consolidated budget for the following fiscal year (including a projected consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of the end of the following fiscal year, the related consolidated statements of projected cash flow and projected income and a description of the underlying assumptions applicable thereto (collectively, the “Budget”), which Budget shall in each case be accompanied by a certificate of a Responsible Officer stating that such Budget is based on reasonable estimates, information and assumptions and that such Responsible Officer has no reason to believe that such Budget is incorrect or misleading in any material respect;

(d)within 45 days after the end of each fiscal quarter of the Borrower (or 90 days, in the case of the fourth fiscal quarter of each fiscal year), a narrative discussion and analysis of the financial condition and results of operations of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such fiscal quarter and for the period from the beginning of the then current fiscal year to the end of such fiscal quarter, as compared to the comparable periods of the previous year;

(e)promptly after the same are sent, copies of all financial statements and reports that the Borrower sends to the holders of any class of its public debt securities or public equity securities and, promptly after the same are filed, copies of all financial statements and reports that the Borrower may make to, or file with, the SEC;

(f)promptly following receipt thereof, copies of any documents described in Section 101(k) or 101(l) of ERISA that any Group Member or any ERISA Affiliate may request with respect to any Multiemployer Plan or any documents described in Section 101(f) of ERISA that any Group Member or any ERISA Affiliate may request with respect to any Pension Plan; provided, that if the relevant Group Members or ERISA Affiliates have not requested such documents or notices from the administrator or sponsor of the applicable Multiemployer Plans, then, upon reasonable request of the Administrative Agent, such Group Member or the ERISA Affiliate shall promptly make a request for such documents or notices from such administrator or sponsor and the Borrower shall provide copies of such documents and notices to the Administrative Agent promptly after receipt thereof;

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(g)as soon as available but in any event within 25 calendar days of the end of each calendar month (or within 25 calendar days of the end of each quarterly period of each fiscal year during a Quarterly Borrowing Base Period or within five Business Days of the end of each week during a Full Cash Dominion Period), as of the last day of the period then ended, a Borrowing Base Certificate and the information supporting the Borrowing Base calculation required by the Borrowing Base Certificate (including the information set forth on the schedule of reporting requirements attached thereto (in each case as modified from time to time by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion)), an inventory report (including aging), an accounts receivable report (including aging) and any additional reports or information with respect to the Borrowing Base as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request or, in addition, at the Borrower’s discretion, a Borrowing Base Certificate and the information supporting the Borrowing Base calculation required by the Borrowing Base Certificate (including the information set forth on the schedule of reporting requirements attached thereto (in each case as modified from time to time by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion)) may be delivered prior to any Scheduled Borrowing Base Delivery Date, and if the Borrower so elects, then the Borrower must deliver a Borrowing Base Certificate within 5 Business Days of the end of each week (or within 25 calendar days of the end of each month during a Quarterly Borrowing Base Period) until the next Scheduled Borrowing Base Delivery Date.

(h)an annex with each Borrowing Base Certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.2(g) if, subsequent to the Closing Date, a Loan Party shall acquire or obtain any Inventory that contains or bears intellectual property rights licensed to any Loan Party that may be sold or otherwise disposed of without (i) infringing the rights of such licensor, (ii) violating any contract with such licensor, or (iii) incurring any liability with respect to payment of royalties other than royalties incurred pursuant to the sale of such Inventory under the current licensing agreement, which annex shall specify all reasonable details (including the location, title, patent number(s) and issue date) as to the Inventory so acquired or obtained and the intellectual property rights licensed to the Loan Party in connection therewith.

(i)promptly, such (x) additional financial and other information as the Administrative Agent may from time to time reasonably request and (y) information and documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender for purposes of compliance with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act.

6.3Payment of Obligations

.  Pay, discharge or otherwise satisfy at or before maturity or before they become delinquent, as the case may be, all its material obligations of whatever nature (including Taxes), except where (a) the amount or validity thereof is currently being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and reserves to the extent required by GAAP with respect thereto have been provided on the books of the relevant Group Member or (b) the failure to make such payments, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

6.4Maintenance of Existence; Compliance

.  (a) (i) Preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its organizational existence and (ii) take all reasonable action to maintain all rights, privileges and franchises necessary in the normal conduct of its business, except, in each case, as otherwise permitted by Section 7.4, Section 7.5 and except, in the case of clause (ii) above,

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to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; (b) comply with all Contractual Obligations and Requirements of Law except to the extent that failure to comply therewith could not, in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (c) maintain in effect and enforce policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure compliance in all material respects by the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with  Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions.

6.5Maintenance of Property; Insurance

.  (a)  Maintain, with financially sound and reputable insurance companies, insurance in such amounts and against such risks as are customarily maintained by companies engaged in the same or similar businesses operating in the same or similar locations (including hazard and business interruption insurance) and (b) cause, in the case of each property or casualty insurance policy, as requested by the Administrative Agent, to be endorsed to the benefit of the Administrative Agent (including, without limitation, by naming the Administrative Agent as lender loss payee and/or additional insured).  If the Borrower or any other Loan Party shall fail to maintain insurance in accordance with this Section 6.5, or if the Borrower or any other Loan Party shall fail to so endorse and deliver all policies or certificates with respect thereto, the Administrative Agent shall have the right (but shall be under no obligation) to procure such insurance and the Borrower agrees to reimburse the Administrative Agent for all reasonable costs and expenses of procuring such insurance.

6.6Inspection of Property; Books and Records; Discussions; Appraisals; Field Examinations

.  (a)  (i) Keep proper books of records and account in which full, true and correct (in all material respects) entries in conformity with GAAP and all Requirements of Law shall be made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities and (ii) upon reasonable prior notice, permit representatives of the Administrative Agent or any Lender to visit and inspect any of its properties and examine and make abstracts from any of its books and records at any reasonable time and as often as may reasonably be desired and to discuss the business, operations, properties and financial and other condition of the Group Members with officers and employees of the Group Members and, accompanied by one or more officers or designees of the Borrower if requested by the Borrower, with their independent certified public accountants; provided that excluding any such visits and inspections during the continuation of an Event of Default (x) only the Administrative Agent, acting individually or on behalf of the Lenders may exercise rights under this Section 6.6(b) and (y) the Administrative Agent shall not exercise rights under this Section 6.6(b) more often than one time during any calendar year.

(b)No more than once in each twelve month period, at the request of the Administrative Agent, the Loan Parties will cooperate with an appraiser selected and engaged by the Administrative Agent to provide Inventory appraisals or updates thereof (the “Annual Inventory Appraisal”), prepared on a basis reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, such appraisals and updates to include information required by applicable law and regulations; provided that (i) if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, there shall be no limitation on the number or frequency of such appraisals and (ii) in addition to the Annual Inventory Appraisal, if Availability is less than or equal to 15% of the Total Commitments for a period of five consecutive Business Days, the Loan Parties will cooperate with the Administrative Agent to provide such appraisals (at the request of the Administrative Agent) on one additional occasion during such twelve month period.  For purposes of this Section 6.6(b), it is understood and agreed

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that a single appraisal may consist of appraisals conducted at multiple relevant sites and involve one or more relevant Loan Parties and their assets.  All such appraisals shall be commenced upon reasonable notice to the Borrower and performed during normal business hours of the Borrower, and all reasonable out-of-pocket costs of such appraisals shall be at the sole expense of the Loan Parties.

(c)No more than once in each twelve month period, at the request of the Administrative Agent, the Loan Parties will permit, upon reasonable notice, the Administrative Agent or its designee to conduct a field examination (the “Annual Field Examination”) to ensure the adequacy of Collateral included in any Borrowing Base and related reporting and control systems and determine any variance between the Loan Parties’ general ledger and perpetual inventory report; provided that (i) if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, there shall be no limitation on the number or frequency of such field examinations and (ii) in addition to the Annual Field Examination, if Availability is less than or equal to 15% of the Total Commitments for a period of five consecutive Business Days, the Loan Parties will permit the Administrative Agent to conduct such examinations (at the request of the Administrative Agent) on one additional occasion during such twelve month period.  For purposes of this Section 6.6(c), it is understood and agreed that (i) a single field examination may be conducted at multiple relevant sites and involve one or more relevant Loan Parties and their assets and (ii) the Administrative Agent shall use commercially reasonable efforts to coordinate any such field exams.  All such field examinations shall be commenced upon reasonable notice to the Borrower and performed during normal business hours of the Borrower, and all reasonable out-of-pocket costs of such field examinations shall be at the sole expense of the Loan Parties.

(d)Concurrently with the Annual Field Examination the Borrower will provide, an updated customer list for each Loan Party, which list shall state the customer’s name, mailing address and phone number, delivered electronically in a text formatted file acceptable to the Administrative Agent and certified as true and correct by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower;

6.7Notices

.  Promptly give notice to the Administrative Agent, on behalf of each Lender, of:

(a)the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default;

(b)any (i) default or event of default under any Contractual Obligation of any Group Member or (ii) litigation, investigation or proceeding that may exist at any time between any Group Member and any Governmental Authority, that in either case, if not cured or if adversely determined, as the case may be, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(c)any litigation or proceeding affecting any Group Member which relates to any Loan Document;

(d)(i) as soon as reasonably possible upon becoming aware of the occurrence of or forthcoming occurrence of any material ERISA Event, a written notice specifying the nature thereof, what action the Borrower, any of the other Group Members or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates has taken, is taking or proposes to take with respect thereto and, when known,

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any action taken or threatened by the IRS, the Department of Labor or the PBGC with respect thereto; and (ii) with reasonable promptness, upon the Administrative Agent’s reasonable request, copies of (1) each Schedule SB (Actuarial Information) to the annual report (Form 5500 Series) filed by the Borrower, any of the other Group Members or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates with the IRS with respect to each Pension Plan; (2) all notices received by the Borrower, any of the other Group Members or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates from a Multiemployer Plan sponsor concerning a material ERISA Event; and (3) copies of such other documents or governmental reports or filings relating to any Plan or Pension Plan as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request;

(e)any other development or event that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and

(f)entry into any Permitted A/R Finance Transaction or the accounts receivable, instruments, chattel paper, obligations, general intangibles and other similar assets of any Account Debtor becoming subject to a Permitted A/R Finance Transaction; provided that the Borrower may, at its option, provide updates regarding Account Debtors or the accounts receivable, instruments, chattel paper, obligations, general intangibles and other similar assets of which are subject to a Permitted A/R Finance Transaction.

Each notice pursuant to this Section 6.7 shall be accompanied by a statement of a Responsible Officer setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein and stating what action the relevant Group Member proposes to take with respect thereto.

6.8Environmental Laws

(a).  (a)Comply with, and use reasonable efforts to ensure compliance by all tenants, subtenants, contractors, subcontractors, and invitees, if any, with, all applicable Environmental Laws, and obtain and comply with and maintain, and use reasonable efforts to ensure that all tenants, subtenants, contractors, subcontractors, and invitees, obtain and comply with and maintain, any and all Environmental Permits. It being understood that any noncompliance with this Section 6.8(a) shall be deemed not to constitute a breach of this covenant provided that, such noncompliance with Environmental Laws, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to give rise to a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)Promptly comply with all lawful orders and directives of all Governmental Authorities regarding Environmental Laws, other than such orders and directives as to which an appeal has been timely and properly taken in good faith, and provided that the pendency of any and all such appeals could not reasonably be expected to give rise to a Material Adverse Effect.

6.9[Reserved]

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6.10Additional Collateral, etc.

  (a)  With respect to any property acquired after the Closing Date by any Loan Party (other than (v) any real property, (w) any property described in paragraph (c) or (d) below, (x) any property subject to a Lien expressly permitted by Section 7.3(g), (y) so long as the Term Loan Obligations Payment Date has not occurred, any Term Loan Priority Collateral as to which the Term Loan Representative determines, in its reasonable discretion and in consultation with the Borrower, that the cost of obtaining a security interest

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therein is excessive in relation to the value of the security to be afforded thereby)  and (z) any property (other than Term Loan Priority Collateral) as to which the Administrative Agent determines, in its reasonable discretion and in consultation with the Borrower, that the cost of obtaining a security interest therein is excessive in relation to the value of the security to be afforded thereby) as to which the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, does not have a perfected Lien, promptly (i) execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent such amendments to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement or such other documents as the Administrative Agent deems necessary or reasonably advisable to grant to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a security interest in such property and (ii) take all actions necessary or reasonably advisable to grant to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a perfected security interest in such property with the priority required by the Intercreditor Agreement, including the filing of Uniform Commercial Code financing statements in such jurisdictions as may be required by the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement or by law or as may be requested by the Administrative Agent.

(b)[Reserved].

(c)With respect to any new Domestic Subsidiary (other than any Excluded Subsidiary) created or acquired after the Closing Date by any Loan Party (which, for the purposes of this paragraph (c), shall include any (1) existing Subsidiary that becomes a Domestic Subsidiary that is not an Excluded Subsidiary and (2) any existing Domestic Subsidiary that ceases to be an Excluded Subsidiary) within forty-five (45) days after the creation or acquisition of such new Domestic Subsidiary (or such later date as the Administrative Agent shall agree to in its sole discretion) (i) execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent such amendments to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement as the Administrative Agent deems necessary or reasonably advisable to grant to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a perfected security interest with the priority required by the Intercreditor Agreement in the Capital Stock of such new Subsidiary that is owned by any Loan Party, (ii) subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, deliver to the Administrative Agent the certificates (if any) representing such Capital Stock, together with undated endorsements, in blank, executed and delivered by a duly authorized officer of the relevant Loan Party, (iii) cause such new Subsidiary (A) to become a party to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, (B) to take such actions necessary or reasonably advisable to grant to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a perfected security interest with the priority required by the Intercreditor Agreement in the Collateral described in the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement with respect to such new Subsidiary, including the filing of Uniform Commercial Code financing statements in such jurisdictions as may be required by the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement or by law or as may be requested by the Administrative Agent and (C) subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, to deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of such Subsidiary, substantially in the form of Exhibit C-2, with appropriate insertions and attachments, and (iv) if requested by the Administrative Agent, deliver to the Administrative Agent legal opinions relating to the matters described above, which opinions shall be in form and substance, and from counsel, reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

(d)With respect to any new CFC Holding Company or Foreign Subsidiary created or acquired after the Closing Date by any Loan Party (which, for the purposes of this paragraph (d), shall include any existing Subsidiary that becomes a CFC Holding Company or a Foreign Subsidiary), within sixty (60) days after the creation or acquisition of such new CFC

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Holding Company or Foreign Subsidiary (or such later date as the Administrative Agent shall agree to in its sole discretion) (i) execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent such amendments to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement as the Administrative Agent deems necessary or reasonably advisable to grant to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a perfected security interest with the priority required by the Intercreditor Agreement in the Capital Stock of such CFC Holding Company or Foreign Subsidiary that is owned by any such Loan Party (provided that in no event shall more than 65% of the total outstanding voting Capital Stock of any such CFC Holding Company or Foreign Subsidiary be required to be so pledged), (ii) subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, deliver to the Administrative Agent the certificates representing such pledged Capital Stock, together with undated stock powers, in blank, executed and delivered by a duly authorized officer of the relevant Loan Party and take such other action as the Administrative Agent deems necessary or reasonably advisable to perfect the Administrative Agent’s security interest therein.

(e)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, no Loan Document shall grant the Secured Parties a security interest in any fee-owned or leased real property.

6.11Designation of Subsidiaries

.  The Borrower may at any time after the Closing Date designate any Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary or any Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary by delivering to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Responsible Officer specifying such designation and certifying that the conditions to such designation set forth in this Section 6.11 are satisfied; provided that:

(a)both immediately before and immediately after any such designation, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing;

(b)after giving effect to such designation (and clause (c) below), the pro forma Consolidated Secured Leverage Ratio for the Applicable Reference Period is no greater than 2.00 to 1.00;

(c)in the case of a designation of a Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, each Subsidiary of such Subsidiary has been, or concurrently therewith will be, designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary in accordance with this Section 6.11;

(d)the Payment Conditions are met; and

(e)in the case of a designation of a Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, such Subsidiary shall substantially simultaneously be designated as an “Unrestricted Subsidiary” under the Term Loan Credit Agreement (and, to the extent applicable, any other agreement governing Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of the Term Loans) and in the case of a designation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary, such Subsidiary shall substantially simultaneously be designated as a “Restricted Subsidiary” under the Term Loan Credit Agreement (and, to the extent applicable, any other agreement governing Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of the Term Loans).

The designation of any Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall constitute an Investment by the Borrower in such Subsidiary on the date of designation in an

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amount equal to the fair market value of the Borrower’s Investment therein (as determined reasonably and in good faith by a Responsible Officer).  The designation of any Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary shall constitute the incurrence at the time of designation of any Investment, Indebtedness or Liens of such Subsidiary existing at such time. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 6.11, in no event shall any Restricted Subsidiary contributing more than 20% of the Borrowing Base be designated an Unrestricted Subsidiary unless the Administrative Agent receives a completed Borrowing Base Certificate concurrently with such designation.

6.12Deposit Account Control Agreements

. With respect to any new Deposit Account that is not an Excluded Account opened by a Loan Party after the Closing Date or any Excluded Account that ceases to be an Excluded Account, deliver to the Administrative Agent any Deposit Account Control Agreement required to be delivered pursuant to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement, in each case, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.  

6.13Post-Closing Covenants

.  Satisfy, to the extent not satisfied as of the Closing Date, the requirements set forth in Section 5.1(k) or Section 5.1(o) within the time period set forth therein.

SECTION 7.  NEGATIVE COVENANTS

The Borrower hereby agrees that, so long as the Commitments remain in effect, any Letter of Credit remains outstanding or any Loan or other amount is owing to any Lender or the Administrative Agent hereunder, the Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly:

7.1Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio

. During any period commencing on a date (each a “Commencement Date”) (a) on which an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or (b) occurring on or after Closing Date on which Availability is less than or equal to 10% of the Total Commitments, and continuing until any later date on which (x) no Event of Default shall be continuing and (y) on any such date occurring on or after Closing Date, Availability shall have exceeded the threshold set forth in clause (b) above for 30 consecutive days after the Commencement Date, permit the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the Applicable Reference Period (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Applicable Reference Period on the applicable Commencement Date) to be less than 1.10 to 1.00.

7.2Indebtedness

.  Create, issue, incur, assume, become liable in respect of or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, except:

(a)Indebtedness in respect of the Obligations of any Group Member under or secured by this Agreement;

(b)(i) Indebtedness of the Loan Parties under the Term Loan Credit Agreement (and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed (A) $300,000,000, plus (B) the Base Incremental Amount plus (C) the Voluntary Prepayment Amount plus (D) the Maximum Term Loan Incremental Amount; provided, that (x) immediately prior to and after giving effect to an incurrence of Indebtedness pursuant to clause

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(D), the Borrower shall have delivered an officer’s certificate including a reasonably detailed calculation of the Maximum Term Loan Incremental Amount and the amount of the Maximum Term Loan Incremental Amount available for such incurrence of Indebtedness and specifying that the Indebtedness is being incurred in reliance on this Section 7.2(b).

(c)Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary owing to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary; provided that (x) any Indebtedness of any Loan Party shall be unsecured and shall be subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations on terms customary for intercompany subordinated Indebtedness, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent, (y) any such Indebtedness owing to any Loan Party shall be evidenced by a promissory note which shall have been pledged pursuant to the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement and (z) any such Indebtedness owing by any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party to any Loan Party shall be incurred in compliance with Section 7.7;

(d)Guarantee Obligations incurred by any Group Member of obligations of any Group Member to the extent such obligations are not prohibited hereunder; provided that (i) to the extent any such obligations are subordinated to the Obligations, any such related Guarantee Obligations incurred by a Loan Party shall be subordinated to the guarantee of such Loan Party of the Obligations on terms no less favorable to the Lenders than the subordination provisions of the obligations to which such Guarantee Obligation relates and (ii) any Guarantee Obligations incurred by any Loan Party of obligations of a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party shall be permitted to the extent incurred in compliance with Section 7.7;

(e)Indebtedness outstanding on the Closing Date and listed on Schedule 7.2(e) and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof;

(f)Indebtedness (including Capital Lease Obligations) secured by Liens permitted by Section 7.3(g) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed at any one time outstanding the greater of (i) $75,000,000 and (ii) 5% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets (as of the date incurred);

(g)Indebtedness representing deferred compensation to employees or directors of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(h)Indebtedness incurred in the ordinary course of business or that is consistent with past practice and owed in respect of any netting services, overdrafts and related liabilities arising from treasury, depository, credit or debit card, purchase card or other cash management services or in connection with any automated clearing-house transfers of funds, in each case that does not constitute Indebtedness for borrowed money;

(i)Indebtedness arising under any Swap Agreement permitted by Section 7.11;

(j)Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness for borrowed money) that may be deemed to exist pursuant to any guarantees, warranty or contractual service obligations, performance, surety, statutory, appeal, bid, prepayment guarantee, payment (other than payment of Indebtedness) or completion of performance guarantees or similar obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business;

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(k)Indebtedness in respect of workers’ compensation claims, payment obligations in connection with health, disability or other types of social security benefits, unemployment or other insurance obligations, reclamation and statutory obligations, in each case in the ordinary course of business;

(l)Indebtedness arising from the honoring by a bank or other financial institution of a check, draft or similar instrument drawn against insufficient funds, so long as such Indebtedness is covered or extinguished within five Business Days;

(m)Indebtedness consisting of (i) the financing of insurance premiums or self-insurance obligations or (ii) take-or-pay obligations contained in supply or similar agreements in each case in the ordinary course of business;

(n)Indebtedness in the form of purchase price adjustments (including in respect of working capital), earnouts, deferred compensation, indemnification or other arrangements representing acquisition consideration or deferred payments of a similar nature incurred in connection with any Permitted Acquisitions or other Investments permitted under Section 7.7 or Dispositions permitted under Section 7.5 (other than Dispositions permitted under Section 7.5(m);

(o)(i) Indebtedness of any Person that becomes a Restricted Subsidiary (or of any Person not previously a Restricted Subsidiary that is merged or consolidated with or into the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary in a transaction permitted hereunder) after the Closing Date, or Indebtedness of any Person that is assumed by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in connection with an acquisition of assets by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary in a Permitted Acquisition; provided that such Indebtedness exists at the time such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary (or is so merged or consolidated) or such assets are acquired and is not created in contemplation of or in connection with such Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary (or such merger or consolidation) or such assets being acquired and (ii) Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of such Indebtedness; provided that after giving effect to the applicable acquisition (or merger or consolidation) or such assumption of Indebtedness, the Consolidated Leverage Ratio for the Applicable Reference Period, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis as of the date of such acquisition (or merger or consolidation) or assumption, is not in excess of 5.00 to 1.00; provided further that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties outstanding under this Section 7.2(o), together with the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties outstanding under Sections 7.2(u) and 7.2(w), shall not exceed the Non-Guarantor Debt Limit (as of the date of incurrence of Indebtedness pursuant to this Section 7.2(o));

(p) [Reserved];

(q)Indebtedness of the Borrower in respect of the 2023 Notes in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not to exceed $275,000,000 and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof;

(r)Indebtedness of the Borrower  in respect of the 2025 Notes in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not to exceed $300,000,000 and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof;

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(s)(i) Subordinated Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not to exceed the greater of (i) $150,000,000 and (ii) 15.00% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets (as of the date incurred);

(t)Term Loan Incremental Equivalent Debt (and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof) in an aggregate amount not to exceed (x) the Base Incremental Amount plus (y) the Term Loan Voluntary Prepayment Amount minus (y) an amount equal to amount of the Voluntary Prepayment Amount plus (z) the Maximum Incremental Term Loan Amount; provided that (i) immediately prior to and immediately after giving effect to the incurrence of any Indebtedness under this Section 7.2(t), no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing,  and (ii) the Borrower will, on the date of incurrence of such Indebtedness deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Responsible Officer, dated such date, confirming the satisfaction of the conditions set forth above as applicable and attaching a reasonably detailed calculation of the Consolidated Leverage Ratio on a Pro Forma Basis as of the applicable date identifying the Indebtedness being incurred and specifying that it is being incurred pursuant to this Section 7.2(t).

(u)(i) Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness so long as, at the time of incurrence of such Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness, the Consolidated Leverage Ratio for the Applicable Reference Period, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis as of the date of incurrence thereof (but excluding from Unrestricted Cash in making such pro forma calculation the Net Cash Proceeds of such Indebtedness), is not in excess of 5.00 to 1.00; provided that (x) immediately prior to and immediately after giving effect to the incurrence of any Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness under this Section 7.2(u), no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (y) the aggregate principal amount of Permitted Unsecured Indebtedness of Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties outstanding under this Section 7.2(u), together with the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties incurred pursuant to Sections 7.2(o) and 7.2(w), shall not exceed the Non-Guarantor Debt Limit (as of the date of incurrence of Indebtedness pursuant to this Section 7.2(u))and (ii) any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof;

(v)Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries arising out of any Permitted Supply Chain Financing;

(w)additional Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount (for the Borrower and all Restricted Subsidiaries) not to exceed at any time outstanding the greater of (i) $100,000,000 and (ii) 7.5% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets (as of the date incurred); provided that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties outstanding under this Section 7.2(w), together with the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties outstanding under Section 7.2(o) and 7.2(u), shall not exceed the Non-Guarantor Debt Limit (as of the date of incurrence of Indebtedness pursuant to this Section 7.2(w));

(x)Attributable Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the greater of (i) $75,000,000 and (ii) 5% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets (as of the date incurred) at any time outstanding, which Attributable Indebtedness arises out of a sale and leaseback transaction permitted under Section 7.10; and

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(y)Indebtedness of any Loan Party in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the Net Cash Proceeds (Not Otherwise Applied) received after the Closing Date and on or prior to such date from any issuance of Qualified Capital Stock by the Borrower (other than any such issuance to a Group Member); and

(z)Guarantee Obligations incurred by any Group Member of obligations of any Joint Venture or Unrestricted Subsidiary to the extent permitted under Section 7.7(u).

For purposes of determining compliance with this ‎Section 7.2, in the event that an item of Indebtedness meets the criteria of more than one of the categories of Indebtedness described in clauses ‎(a) through ‎(z) above, the Borrower may, in its sole discretion, divide or classify or later divide, classify or reclassify all or a portion of such item of Indebtedness in a manner that complies with this Section 7.2 and will only be required to include the amount and type of such Indebtedness (or any portion thereof) in one or more of the above clauses; provided that all Indebtedness outstanding under the Loan Documents and the Term Loan Credit Agreement and, in each case, any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof, will at all times be deemed to be outstanding in reliance only on the exception in ‎Section 7.2(a) and Section 7.2(b), respectively.

For the avoidance of doubt, a permitted refinancing in respect of Indebtedness incurred pursuant to a Dollar-denominated or Consolidated Net Tangible Assets-governed basket shall not increase capacity to incur Indebtedness under such Dollar-denominated or Consolidated Net Tangible Assets-governed basket, and such Dollar-denominated or Consolidated Net Tangible Assets-governed basket shall be deemed to continue to be utilized by the amount of the original Indebtedness incurred unless and until the Indebtedness incurred to effect such permitted refinancing is no longer outstanding.

7.3Liens

.  Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any of its property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, except:

 

(a)Liens for Taxes not yet due or that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings; provided that adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained on the books of the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries, as the case may be, to the extent required by GAAP;

(b)carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s or other like Liens arising in the ordinary course of business that are not overdue for a period of more than 60 days or that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings;

(c)pledges, deposits or similar Liens in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security legislation;

(d)(i) deposits to secure (x) the performance of bids, supplier and other trade contracts (including government contracts) (other than for borrowed money), leases, statutory obligations (other than for borrowed money and other than any such obligation imposed pursuant to Section 430(k) of the Code or Sections 303(k) or 4068 of ERISA) and (y) surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature, in each case (with respect to clauses (x) and (y)) incurred in the ordinary course of business and (ii) Liens on cash earnest money

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deposits in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement permitted under this Agreement;

(e)easements, rights-of-way, restrictions and other similar encumbrances incurred in the ordinary course of business that, in the aggregate, are not substantial in amount and that do not in any case materially detract from the value of the property subject thereto or materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;

(f)Liens in existence on the Closing Date listed on Schedule 7.3(f), securing Indebtedness permitted by Section 7.2(e); provided that no such Lien is spread to cover any additional property after the Closing Date and that the amount of Indebtedness secured thereby is not increased (other than, in the case of Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness, by any Additional Permitted Amount);

(g)Liens securing Indebtedness of any Group Member incurred pursuant to Section 7.2(f) to finance the acquisition of fixed or capital assets (and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof); provided that (i) such Liens shall be created within 180 days of the acquisition of such fixed or capital assets, (ii) such Liens do not at any time encumber any property other than the property financed by such Indebtedness and the proceeds and products thereof and (iii) the amount of Indebtedness secured thereby is not increased; provided further that in the event that purchase money obligations are owed to any Person with respect to financing of more than one purchase of any fixed or capital assets, such Liens may secure all such purchase money obligations and may apply to all such fixed or capital assets financed by such Person;

(h)(i) Liens on the Collateral created pursuant to the Security Documents (or any ABL Security Documents (as defined in the Intercreditor Agreement)), (ii) Liens on cash granted in favor of any Lenders and/or the Issuing Lender created as a result of any requirement to provide cash collateral pursuant to this Agreement and (iii) subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, Liens on the Collateral created pursuant to the Term Loan Security Documents (or any Term Loan Security Documents (as defined in the Intercreditor Agreement));

(i)any interest or title of a licensor or lessor under any lease or license entered into by any Group Member in the ordinary course of its business and covering only the assets so leased;

(j)Liens solely on any cash earnest money deposits made by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement relating to a Permitted Acquisition;

(k)Liens in favor of any Loan Party so long as (in the case of any Lien granted by a Loan Party) such Liens are junior to the Liens created pursuant to the Security Documents;

(l)Liens arising from filing Uniform Commercial Code or personal property security financing statements (or substantially equivalent filings outside of the United States) regarding leases;

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(m)any option or other agreement to purchase any asset of any Group Member, the purchase, sale or other disposition of which is not prohibited by Section 7.5;

(n)Liens arising from the rendering of an interim or final judgment or order against any Group Member that does not give rise to an Event of Default;

(o)Liens existing on any asset prior to the acquisition thereof by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or existing on any asset of any Person that becomes a Restricted Subsidiary (or of any Person not previously a Restricted Subsidiary that is merged or consolidated with or into a Restricted Subsidiary in a transaction permitted hereunder) after the Closing Date prior to the time such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary (or is so merged or consolidated) to the extent the Liens on such assets secure Indebtedness permitted by Section 7.2(o); provided that (i) such Liens are not created in contemplation of or in connection with such acquisition or such Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary (or such merger or consolidation) and (ii) such Liens attach at all times only to the same assets or category of assets that such Liens (other than after acquired property that is affixed or incorporated into the property covered by such Lien) attached to, and secure only the same Indebtedness or obligations (or any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof permitted by Section 7.2(o)) that such Liens secured, immediately prior to such permitted acquisition;

(p)Liens arising out of conditional sale, title retention, consignment or similar arrangements for sale of goods entered into by the Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business and permitted by this Agreement;

(q)non-exclusive licenses, sublicenses, leases and subleases of Intellectual Property of any Group Member in the ordinary course of business;

(r)Liens encumbering reasonable and customary initial deposits and margin deposits and similar Liens attaching to brokerage accounts incurred in the ordinary course of business and not for speculative purposes;

(s)Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods in the ordinary course of business;

(t)Liens on premium refunds granted in favor of insurance companies (or their financing affiliates) in connection with the financing of insurance premiums;

(u)banker’s liens, rights of setoff or similar rights and remedies as to deposit accounts or other funds maintained with depository institutions and securities accounts and other financial assets maintained with a securities intermediary; provided that such deposit accounts or funds and securities accounts or other financial assets are not established or deposited for the purpose of providing collateral for any Indebtedness and are not subject to restrictions on access by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in excess of those required by applicable banking regulations;  

(v)Liens (i) on cash advances in favor of the seller of any property to be acquired in an Investment permitted pursuant to Section 7.7 to be applied against the purchase

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price for such Investment or (ii) consisting of an agreement to dispose of any property in a Disposition permitted by Section 7.5, in each case, solely to the extent such Investment or Disposition, as the case may be, would have been permitted on the date of the creation of such Lien;

(w)Liens solely on assets and securing Indebtedness of Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties permitted to be incurred pursuant to Section 7.2 in an amount not to exceed the Non-Guarantor Limit;

(x)Liens on any Receivables Related Assets (i) granted to the provider of any Permitted A/R Finance Transaction or (ii) that arise or may be deemed to arise pursuant to any Permitted Supply Chain Financing;

(y)Liens not otherwise permitted by this Section so long as neither (i) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the obligations secured thereby nor (ii) the aggregate fair market value (determined as of the date such Lien is incurred) of the assets subject thereto exceeds (as to all Group Members) the greater of (i) $100,000,000 or 7.5% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets (as of the date incurred);

(z)Liens on the Collateral securing (i) Term Loan Incremental Equivalent Debt permitted under Section 7.2(t) and (ii) any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof; provided that the Liens on the Collateral securing any such Indebtedness shall be (i) junior, with respect to the ABL Priority Collateral, to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations and (ii) subject to the Intercreditor Agreement or such other intercreditor agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(aa)Liens on property purportedly rented to, or leased by, the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction permitted under Section 7.10; provided that (i) such Liens do not encumber any other property of the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries and (ii) such Liens secure only Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.2(x); and

(bb)Liens on cash to secure commodity Swap Obligations in an amount not to exceed $25,000,000 in the aggregate at any one time outstanding.

For purposes of determining compliance with this Section 7.3, in the event that a Lien securing an item of Indebtedness (or any portion thereof) meets the criteria for more than one of the categories of Liens described in clauses (a) through (bb) above, the Borrower may, in its sole discretion, divide or classify or later divide, classify or reclassify all or a portion of such Lien in a manner that complies with this Section 7.3 and will only be required to include the amount and type of such Lien in one or more of the above clauses; provided that all Liens securing Indebtedness outstanding under the Loan Documents and the ABL Credit Agreement, and, in each case, any Permitted Refinancing thereof, will at all times be deemed to be outstanding in reliance only on the exception in Section 7.3(h).  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 7.3, the Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien securing Indebtedness for borrowed money (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, Liens permitted pursuant to Sections 7.3(g) and 7.3(aa), or any other Lien

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permitted under this Section 7.3 securing Indebtedness constituting Capital Lease Obligations or Attributable Indebtedness that is permitted to be incurred under Section 7.2) upon any of fee-owned or leased real property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired other than any Lien securing the Term Loans of Term Loan Incremental Equivalent Debt.

7.4Fundamental Changes

.  Enter into any merger, consolidation or amalgamation, or liquidate, wind up or dissolve itself (or suffer any liquidation or dissolution), or Dispose of all or substantially all of its property or business, except that:

 

(a)any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower may be merged or consolidated with or into the Borrower (provided that the Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving corporation) or with or into any other Restricted Subsidiary (provided, that when any Subsidiary Guarantor is merging with or into another Restricted Subsidiary, such Subsidiary Guarantor shall be the continuing or surviving corporation or the continuing or surviving corporation shall, substantially simultaneously with such merger or consolidation, become a Subsidiary Guarantor);

(b)any Restricted Subsidiary may merge, consolidate or amalgamate with any other Person (other than the Borrower) in order to effect an Investment permitted pursuant to Section 7.7; provided that if such Restricted Subsidiary is a Subsidiary Guarantor the continuing or surviving Person shall be a Subsidiary Guarantor;

(c)any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower may Dispose of any or all of its assets (i) to the Borrower or any Subsidiary Guarantor (upon voluntary liquidation or otherwise) or (ii) pursuant to a Disposition permitted by Section 7.5; and

(d)any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not a Subsidiary Guarantor may (i) dispose of any or all or substantially all of its assets to any Group Member (upon voluntary liquidation or otherwise) or (ii) liquidate or dissolve if the Borrower determines in good faith that such liquidation or dissolution is in the best interest of the Borrower and is not materially disadvantageous to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders.

7.5Disposition of Property

.  Dispose of any of its property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, or, in the case of any Restricted Subsidiary, issue or sell any shares of such Restricted Subsidiary’s Capital Stock to any Person, except:

(a)the Disposition of surplus, outdated, obsolete or worn out, or no longer used or useable property (other than accounts receivable or inventory) in the ordinary course of business;

(b)Dispositions of inventory, cash and Cash Equivalents in the ordinary course of business;

(c)Dispositions permitted by Section 7.4(c)(i) or Section 7.4(d)(i);

(d)the sale or issuance of any Restricted Subsidiary’s Capital Stock to the Borrower or any Subsidiary Guarantor;

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(e)Dispositions of accounts receivable in connection with the compromise, settlement or collection thereof in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and not as part of any accounts receivables financing transaction;

(f)Dispositions of assets other than Accounts or Inventory included in the Borrowing Base (including as a result of like-kind exchanges) to the extent that (i) such assets are exchanged for credit (on a fair market value basis) against the purchase price of similar or replacement assets or (ii) such asset is Disposed of for fair market value and the proceeds of such Disposition are promptly applied to the purchase price of similar or replacement assets;

(g)Dispositions resulting from any casualty or other insured damage to, or any taking under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding of, any asset of any Group Member;

(h)non-exclusive licenses or sublicenses of intellectual property in the ordinary course of business, to the extent that they do not materially interfere with the business of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary;

(i)the lapse, abandonment, cancellation, non-renewal or discontinuance of use or maintenance of non-material intellectual property or rights relating thereto that the Borrower determines in its reasonable judgment to be desirable to the conduct of its business and not materially disadvantageous to the interests of the Lenders;

(j)licenses, leases or subleases entered into in the ordinary course of business, to the extent that they do not materially interfere with the business of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary;

(k)Dispositions to any Group Member; provided that any such Disposition involving a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Subsidiary Guarantor shall be made in compliance with Sections 7.7 and 7.9;

(l) (i) Dispositions of assets to the extent that such Disposition constitutes an Investment referred to in and permitted by Section 7.7, (ii) Dispositions of assets to the extent that such Disposition constitute a Restricted Payment referred to in and permitted by Section 7.6 (iii) Dispositions set forth on Schedule 7.5(l) and (iv) sale and leaseback transactions permitted under Section 7.10;

(m)Dispositions of Receivables Related Assets in Permitted A/R Finance Transactions; and

(n)other Dispositions of (i) assets not included in the Borrowing Base (including Capital Stock) and/or (ii) Inventory in connection with the sale of plant facility permitted by this Section 7.5 in an aggregate amount not to exceed $30,000,000; provided that (A) in each case, such Disposition shall be for fair market value (provided that with respect to any Disposition of Eligible Inventory fair market value shall be in no event less than the value ascribed to such assets in the most recent Borrowing Base Certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.2(g)), (B) at least 75% of the total consideration for any such Disposition in excess of the greater of (x) $30,000,000 and (y) 2.5% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets

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received by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be in the form of cash or Cash Equivalents and Designated Non-Cash Consideration, (C) no Event of Default then exists or would result from such Disposition (except if such Disposition is made pursuant to an agreement entered into at a time when no Event of Default exists), the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a pro forma Borrowing Base Certificate, modified to give effect to such Dispositions so that the Administrative Agent may determine whether any prepayment is necessary to comply with Section 2.11(a) and (D) the requirements of Section 2.11(b), to the extent applicable, are complied with in connection therewith; provided, however, that for purposes of clause (B) above, the following shall be deemed to be cash:  (I) any liabilities (other than liabilities that are by their terms subordinated to the Obligations) of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary (as shown on such Person’s most recent balance sheet (or in the notes thereto), or if the incurrence of such liability took place after the date of such balance sheet, that would have been shown on such balance sheet or in the notes thereto, as determined in good faith by the Borrower) that are (i) assumed by the transferee of any such assets and for which the Borrower and/or its Restricted Subsidiaries have been validly released by all relevant creditors in writing or (ii) otherwise cancelled or terminated in connection with such Disposition, (II) any securities received by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary from such transferee that are converted by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary into cash or Cash Equivalents (to the extent of the cash or Cash Equivalents received in the conversion) within 180 days following the closing of the applicable Disposition and (III) any Designated Non-Cash Consideration received by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in such Disposition having an aggregate fair market value, taken together with all other Designated Non-Cash Consideration received pursuant to this Section 7.5(n) that is at that time outstanding, not to exceed the greater of (1) $60,000,000 and (2) 4% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets (as of the date of such disposition (or, at the Borrower’s election, as of the date of entry into a binding agreement with respect to such Disposition) (with the fair market value of each item of Designated Non-Cash Consideration being measured at the time received and without giving effect to subsequent changes in value); and

(o)other Dispositions of operating segments, business units, divisions, lines of business, or the assets or Capital Stock of any Subsidiary of the Borrower which individually may comprise an operating segment,  business unit, division or line of business, division, and with respect to which the Board of Directors of the Borrower has determined are no longer strategic or core to the Borrower’s business (taken as a whole), in an aggregate sales price for each such Disposition or related series of Dispositions not to exceed $75,000,000 (exclusive of any earnout consideration payable in connection therewith); provided that no more than two (2) such Dispositions or series of related Dispositions may be consummated prior to the Scheduled Maturity Date;

(p)the surrender or waiver of contract rights in the ordinary course of business or the surrender or waiver of litigation claims or the settlement, release or surrender of tort or litigation claims of any kind;

(q)the transfer of improvements or alterations in connection with any lease of property upon the termination thereof;

(r)any Restricted Payment permitted by Section 7.6 or Investment permitted by Section 7.7; and

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(s)the termination of a lease of real or personal property.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 7.5, in no event shall any Disposition of assets included in the Borrowing Base and contributing more than 20% of the Borrowing Base (other than Dispositions permitted pursuant to Section 7.5(b)) be permitted unless the Administrative Agent receives a completed Borrowing Base Certificate concurrently with such Disposition.

7.6Restricted Payments

.  Declare or pay any dividend (other than dividends payable solely in common stock of the Person making such dividend) on, or make any payment on account of, or set apart assets for a sinking or other analogous fund for, the purchase, redemption, defeasance, retirement or other acquisition of, any Capital Stock of any Group Member, whether now or hereafter outstanding, or make any other distribution in respect thereof, either directly or indirectly, whether in cash or property or in obligations of any Group Member (collectively, “Restricted Payments”), except that:

(a)any Restricted Subsidiary may make Restricted Payments ratably to its equity holders (or if not ratably, on a basis more favorable to the Borrower and the other Loan Parties);

(b)so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Borrower may purchase its common stock or common stock options from present or former officers or employees of any Group Member upon the death, disability or termination of employment of such officer or employee, provided, that the aggregate amount of payments under this Section 7.6(b) after the Closing Date (net of any proceeds received by the Borrower after the Closing Date in connection with resales of any common stock or common stock options so purchased) shall not exceed $5,000,000;

(c)the Borrower may declare and pay dividends with respect to its Capital Stock payable solely in shares of Qualified Capital Stock;

(d)the Borrower may make cash payments in lieu of the issuance of fractional shares representing insignificant interests in the Borrower in connection with the exercise of warrants, options or other securities convertible into or exchangeable for Capital Stock in the Borrower;

(e)the Borrower may acquire its Capital Stock upon the exercise of stock options for such Capital Stock of the Borrower if such Capital Stock represents a portion of the exercise price of such stock options or in connection with tax withholding obligations arising in connection with the exercise of options by, or the vesting of restricted Capital Stock or similar equity awards held by, any current or former director, officer or employee of any Group Member;

(f)the Borrower may convert or exchange any of its Capital Stock for or into Qualified Capital Stock;

(g)so long as the Payment Conditions are met, the Borrower may make Restricted Payments; and

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(h)so long as no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, the Borrower may on any date make additional Restricted Payments in an aggregate amount not to exceed from and after the Closing Date the greater of (i) $25,000,000 and (ii) 2% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets.

7.7Investments

.  Make any advance, loan, extension of credit (by way of guaranty or otherwise) or capital contribution to, or purchase any Capital Stock, bonds, notes, debentures or other debt securities of, or any assets constituting a business unit of, or make any other investment in, any other Person (all of the foregoing, “Investments”), except:

(a)extensions of trade credit in the ordinary course of business;

(b)investments in cash and Cash Equivalents;

(c)Guarantee Obligations of any Group Member in respect of Indebtedness or other obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary (including any such Guarantee Obligations arising as a result of any such Person being a joint and several co-applicant with respect to any letter of credit or letter of guaranty); provided that (i) (A) a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Subsidiary Guarantor shall not Guarantee any Indebtedness for borrowed money of any Loan Party and (B) any Guarantee Obligations in respect of Subordinated Indebtedness shall be subordinated to the Obligations on terms no less favorable to the Lenders than those of the Subordinated Indebtedness and (ii) no Guarantee Obligations of any Loan Party of Indebtedness (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, Guarantee Obligations in respect of obligations not constituting Indebtedness) of any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party shall be permitted pursuant to this Section 7.7(c) if, at the time of the incurrence of, and after giving effect to, such Guarantee Obligations (and any substantially simultaneous use of the Permitted Amount), the Permitted Amount would be less than zero;

(d)loans and advances to directors, officers and employees of any Group Member in the ordinary course of business (including for travel, entertainment and relocation expenses) in an aggregate amount for the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries not to exceed $5,000,000 at any one time outstanding;

(e)loans or advances made by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to any Restricted Subsidiary; provided that no loan or advance made by any Loan Party to a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party shall be permitted pursuant to this Section 7.7(e) if, at the time of, and after giving effect to, the making of such loan or advance (and any substantially simultaneous use of the Permitted Amount) and the use of proceeds thereof, the Permitted Amount would be less than zero;

(f) Investments in assets useful in the business of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, other than current assets, made by any Group Member with the proceeds of any Disposition of ABL Priority Collateral;

(g)(i) Investments by the Borrower in any Subsidiary Guarantor and by any Subsidiary Guarantor in any Loan Party, and (ii) Investments (including by way of capital contributions) by any Group Member in Equity Interests in their Restricted Subsidiaries; provided, in the case of clause (ii), no Investment by any Loan Party in any Restricted Subsidiary that is not

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a Loan Party shall be permitted pursuant to this Section 7.7(g) if, at the time of the making of, and after giving effect to, such Investment (and any substantially simultaneous use of the Permitted Amount), the Permitted Amount would be less than zero;

(h)any Permitted Acquisition; provided that the Payment Conditions are met;

(i)promissory notes and other non-cash consideration received in connection with Dispositions permitted by Section 7.5;

(j)Investments acquired as a result of the purchase or other acquisition by any Group Member in connection with a Permitted Acquisition; provided, that such Investments were not made in contemplation of such Permitted Acquisition and were in existence at the time of such Permitted Acquisition;

(k)Investments existing on the Closing Date and set forth on Schedule 7.7(k) and any modification, refinancing, renewal, refunding, replacement or extension thereof; provided that the amount of any Investment permitted pursuant to this Section 7.7(k) is not increased from the amount of such Investment on the Closing Date;

(l)Investments received in connection with the bankruptcy or reorganization of, or settlement of delinquent accounts and disputes with, customers and suppliers, in each case in the ordinary course of business;

(m)Investments of a Restricted Subsidiary acquired after the Closing Date or of a corporation merged into the Borrower or merged or consolidated with any Restricted Subsidiary, in each case in accordance with Section 7.4 after the Closing Date, to the extent that such Investments were not made in contemplation of or in connection with such acquisition, merger or consolidation and were in existence on the date of such acquisition, merger or consolidation;

(n)guarantees by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of leases (other than Capital Lease Obligations) or of other obligations that do not constitute Indebtedness, in each case entered into in the ordinary course of business;

(o)Investments made to effect the pledges and deposits described in, and permitted under, Section 7.3(c) and (d);

(p)Investments by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that result solely from the receipt by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary from any of its Subsidiaries of a dividend or other Restricted Payment in the form of Capital Stock, evidences of Indebtedness or other securities (but not any additions thereto made after the date of the receipt thereto);

(q)mergers and consolidations permitted under Section 7.4 that do not involve any Person other than the Borrower and Restricted Subsidiaries that are Wholly Owned Subsidiaries;

(r)[reserved];

(s)[reserved];

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(t)in addition to Investments otherwise expressly permitted by this Section, Investments by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries so long as the Payment Conditions are met;

(u)(i) any Investment in any Joint Venture or Unrestricted Subsidiary and (ii) any Permitted Acquisition of Persons that do not, upon acquisition thereof, become Subsidiary Guarantors, and property that is not, upon acquisition thereof, owned by Loan Parties; provided that no Investment or Permitted Acquisition shall be permitted pursuant to this Section 7.7(u) if, at the time of, and after giving effect to, the making of such loan or advance (and any substantially simultaneous use of the Permitted Amount) and the use of proceeds thereof, the Permitted Amount would be less than zero;

(v)Investments constituting the extension of credit made to any purchaser of Receivables Related Assets in connection with any Permitted A/R Finance Transaction relating to the balance of the purchase price payable therefor by such purchaser; and

(w)Investments by the Borrower in connection with its membership in Northwest Farm Credit Services system, consistent with past practice, and as required by the bylaws of Northwest Farm Credit Services and the requirements of the Farm Credit Act of 1971 and the regulations thereunder.

7.8Optional Payments of Certain Debt Instruments

.  Make or offer to make any optional or voluntary payment, prepayment, repurchase or redemption of or otherwise optionally or voluntarily defease or segregate funds with respect to any Junior Indebtedness or the Term Loans (any of the foregoing, a “Restricted Debt Payment”) other than:

(a)refinancings of Junior  Indebtedness with the proceeds of permitted Refinancing Indebtedness permitted in respect thereof under Section 7.2;

(b)payments of or in respect of Junior Indebtedness made solely with proceeds of Qualified Capital Stock or the conversion of any Junior Indebtedness into Qualified Capital Stock;

(c)prepayments of Junior Indebtedness; provided that no prepayment of any such Indebtedness shall be permitted unless the Payment Conditions are met;

(d)prepayments of the Term Loans or Term Loan Incremental Equivalent Debt ranking pari passu in right of security with the Term Loans so long as (A)(I) no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (II) after giving effect to the Restricted Debt Payment, Availability is greater than 10% of the Total Commitments or (B) such Restricted Debt Payment is made using the Net Cash Proceeds of any Disposition of Term Loan Priority Collateral.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 7.8, in no event shall any payment in respect of Subordinated Indebtedness be permitted if such payment is in violation of the subordination provisions of such Subordinated Indebtedness.

7.9Transactions with Affiliates

.  Enter into any transaction, including any purchase, sale, lease or exchange of property, the rendering of any service or the payment of any

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management, advisory or similar fees, with any Affiliate (other than (x) transactions between or among the Loan Parties and (y) transactions between or among the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries consistent with past practices and made in the ordinary course of business) unless such transaction is (a) otherwise permitted under this Agreement and (b) upon fair and reasonable terms no less favorable to the relevant Group Member than it would obtain in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person that is not an Affiliate as determined in good faith by the board of directors of the Borrower; provided that the foregoing restriction in clause (b) shall not apply to (i) transactions permitted under Section 7.6; (ii) the payment of customary directors’ fees and indemnification and reimbursement of expenses to directors, officers or employees; (iii) any issuance of securities or other payments, awards or grants in cash, securities or otherwise pursuant to, or the funding of, employment agreements, stock options and stock ownership plans approved by the Borrower’s Board of Directors; (iv) employment, retention, severance and similar arrangements (including equity or equity based incentive plans, stock ownership plans, compensation or incentive plans and arrangements and employee benefit plans and arrangements) and indemnification arrangements entered into in the ordinary course of business between the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and any employee, officer or director thereof; (v) intercompany transactions undertaken in good faith (as certified by a Responsible Officer) for the purpose of improving the consolidated tax efficiency of the Group Members, (vi) Investments permitted by Section 7.7(d), (vii) payment of customary fees and reasonable out of pocket costs to, and indemnities for the benefit of, directors, officers and employees of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business to the extent attributable to the ownership or operation of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, and (viii) transactions disclosed in the Borrower’s SEC filings made prior to the Closing Date.

7.10Sales and Leasebacks

.  Enter into any arrangement with any Person providing for the leasing by any Group Member of real or personal property that has been or is to be sold or transferred by such Group Member to such Person or to any other Person to whom funds have been or are to be advanced by such Person on the security of such property or rental obligations of such Group Member, unless (a) the Disposition of the property subject to such transaction is permitted by Section 7.5 and the Borrower or the applicable Restricted Subsidiary would be entitled to incur Liens with respect to such transaction pursuant to Section 7.3 and Indebtedness in an amount equal to the Attributable Indebtedness with respect to such transaction pursuant to Section 7.2 and (b) the Net Cash Proceeds received by the applicable Group Member in connection with such transaction are at least equal to the fair market value (as determined by the board of directors of the Borrower or a member of the senior management of the Borrower) of such property; provided that the aggregate amount of consideration paid to the Group Members (and the aggregate principal amount of any Attributable Indebtedness) in respect of transactions permitted under this Section 7.10 shall not exceed the greater of (i)$75,000,000 and (ii) 5% of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets (as of the date of consummation of such arrangement).

7.11Swap Agreements

.  Enter into any Swap Agreement, except (a) Swap Agreements entered into to hedge or mitigate risks to which any Group Member has actual exposure (other than those in respect of Capital Stock), (b) Swap Agreements entered into in order to effectively cap, collar or exchange interest rates (from fixed to floating rates, from one floating rate to another floating rate or otherwise) with respect to any interest-bearing liability or investment of any Group Member and (c) Swap Agreements in existence as of the Closing Date and reflected in the Borrower’s filings with the SEC.

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7.12Changes in Fiscal Periods

.  Change Borrower’s fiscal year end or change the Borrower’s method of determining fiscal quarters (without the consent of the Administrative Agent) except as permitted by GAAP and recommended by Borrower’s auditors or required by GAAP.

7.13Negative Pledge Clauses

.  Enter into or suffer to exist or become effective any agreement that prohibits or limits the ability of any Group Member to create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any of its property or revenues, whether now owned or hereafter acquired to secure its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party other than (a) (i) this Agreement, the other Loan Documents, the Term Loan Documents, the 2023 Notes Indenture and the 2025 Notes Indenture, (ii) agreements related to other Indebtedness permitted by this Agreement to the extent that encumbrances or restrictions imposed by such other Indebtedness are not more restrictive on the Loan Party or any of its applicable Subsidiaries than the encumbrances and restrictions contained in this Agreement as determined by the chief executive officer or the chief financial officer of the Borrower in good faith and (iii) any agreement governing any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of the Loans, the Term Loans, the 2023 Notes Indenture or the 2025 Notes Indenture , in each case, with respect to this clause (iii), so long as any such agreement is not more restrictive than the Loan Documents, the Term Loan Documents or the documents governing the Indebtedness being refinanced, as applicable, (b) any agreements governing any purchase money Liens, Attributable Indebtedness or Capital Lease Obligations otherwise permitted hereby (in which case, any prohibition or limitation shall only be effective against the assets financed thereby), (c) any agreement in effect at the time any Subsidiary becomes a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower, so long as such prohibition or limitation applies only to such Restricted Subsidiary (and, if applicable, its Subsidiaries) and such agreement was not entered into in contemplation of such Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower, as such agreement may be amended, restated, supplemented, modified extended renewed or replaced, so long as such amendment, restatement, supplement, modification, extension, renewal or replacement does not expand in any material respect the scope of any restriction contemplated by this Section 7.13 contained therein, (d) customary provisions restricting assignments, subletting, sublicensing, pledging or other transfers contained in leases, subleases, licenses or sublicenses, so long as such restrictions are limited to the property or assets subject to such leases, subleases, licenses or sublicenses, as the case may be, (e) customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to the sale of a Restricted Subsidiary or any assets pending such sale; provided that such restrictions or conditions apply only to the Restricted Subsidiary or assets that is to be sold and such sale is permitted hereunder, (f) restrictions imposed by applicable law or regulation or license requirements; (g) customary provisions restricting assignment of any agreement, which provisions are entered into in the ordinary course of business; (h) any customary restriction pursuant to any document, agreement or instrument governing or relating to any Lien permitted under Section 7.3 and (i) customary provisions contained in joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements and other similar agreements applicable to joint ventures permitted hereunder and applicable solely to such joint venture (and its assets or Capital Stock issued by such Person) entered into in the ordinary course of business.

7.14Clauses Restricting Subsidiary Distributions

.  Enter into or suffer to exist or become effective any consensual encumbrance or restriction on the ability of any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower to (a) make Restricted Payments in respect of any Capital Stock of

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such Restricted Subsidiary held by, or pay any Indebtedness owed to, any Group Member, (b) make loans or advances to, or other Investments in, any Group Member or (c) transfer any of its assets to any Group Member, except for (i) any encumbrances or restrictions existing under (A) this Agreement, the other Loan Documents, the Term Loan Documents, the 2023 Notes Indenture and the 2025 Notes Indenture, (B) any agreement governing Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 7.2 so long as such encumbrance or restriction is customary in agreements governing Indebtedness of such type and is no more restrictive than the Loan Documents or (C) any agreement governing Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of the Loans, any Term Loans or any other Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 7.2, in each case so long as any such agreement is not more restrictive than the Loan Documents, the Term Loan Documents or the documents governing the Indebtedness being refinanced, as applicable, (ii) any encumbrances or restrictions with respect to a Restricted Subsidiary imposed pursuant to an agreement that has been entered into in connection with the Disposition of all or substantially all of the Capital Stock or assets of such Restricted Subsidiary, (iii) any encumbrance or restriction applicable to a Restricted Subsidiary (and, if applicable, its Subsidiaries) under any agreement of such Restricted Subsidiary in effect at the time such Person becomes a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower, so long as such agreement was not entered into in contemplation of such Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower, as such agreement may be amended, restated, supplemented, modified extended renewed or replaced, so long as such amendment, restatement, supplement, modification, extension, renewal or replacement does not expand in any material respect the scope of any restriction contemplated by this Section 7.14 contained therein, (iv) customary provisions restricting assignments, subletting, sublicensing, pledging or other transfers contained in leases, subleases, licenses or sublicenses, so long as such restrictions are limited to the property or assets subject to such leases, subleases, licenses or sublicenses, as the case may be, (v) customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to the sale of a Restricted Subsidiary or any assets pending such sale, provided that such restrictions or conditions apply only to the Restricted Subsidiary or assets that is to be sold and such sale is permitted hereunder, (vi) restrictions of the nature referred to in clause (c) above under the agreements governing purchase money liens, Attributable Indebtedness or Capital Lease Obligations otherwise permitted hereby, which restrictions are only effective against the assets financed thereby, (vii) any applicable law, rule or regulation (including applicable currency control laws and applicable state corporate statutes restricting the payment of dividends in certain circumstances), (viii) agreements related to other Indebtedness permitted by this Agreement to the extent that encumbrances or restrictions imposed by such other Indebtedness (x) are (A) customary for financing arrangements of their type or (B) not, when taken as a whole, materially more restrictive on the Loan Party or any of its applicable Subsidiaries than the restrictions contained in this Agreement as determined by the chief executive officer or the chief financial officer of the Borrower in good faith and (y) will not materially affect the Loan Parties’ ability to satisfy their obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents, or (ix) customary provisions contained in joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements and other similar agreements applicable to joint ventures permitted hereunder and applicable solely to such joint venture (and its assets or Capital Stock issued by such Person) entered into in the ordinary course of business.

7.15Lines of Business

.  Enter into any business, either directly or through any Restricted Subsidiary, except for those businesses in which the Group Members were engaged on the Closing Date or that are reasonably related, ancillary or complementary thereto.

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7.16Use of Proceeds

.  Request any Loan or Letter of Credit, and the Borrower shall not use, and shall procure that its Restricted Subsidiaries and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall not use, the proceeds of any Loan or Letter of Credit (a) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of value, to any Person in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws, (b) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country, to the extent that such activities, businesses or transaction would be prohibited by Sanctions if conducted by a corporation incorporated in the United States or a European Union member state or (c) in any manner that would result in the violation of  any Sanctions applicable to any party hereto.

SECTION 8.  EVENTS OF DEFAULT

If any of the following events shall occur and be continuing:

(a)the Borrower shall fail to pay any principal of any Loan or Reimbursement Obligation when due in accordance with the terms hereof; or the Borrower shall fail to pay any interest on any Loan or Reimbursement Obligation, or any other amount payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document, within five days after any such interest or other amount becomes due in accordance with the terms hereof; or

(b)any representation or warranty made or deemed made by any Loan Party herein or in any other Loan Document or that is contained in any certificate, document or financial or other statement furnished by it at any time under or in connection with this Agreement or any such other Loan Document shall prove to have been inaccurate in any material respect on or as of the date made or deemed made; or

(c)any Loan Party shall default in the observance or performance of any agreement contained in clause (i) or (ii) of Section 6.4(a) (with respect to the Borrower only), Section 6.7(a) or Section 7 of this Agreement or Section 5.13 of the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement; or

(d)any Loan Party shall default in the observance or performance of any agreement in Section 6.2(g) and such default shall continue unremedied for a period of 5 days after notice to the Borrower from the Administrative Agent;

(e)any Loan Party shall default in the observance or performance of any other agreement contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document (other than as provided in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this Section), and such default shall continue unremedied for a period of 30 days after notice to the Borrower from the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders; or

(f)any Group Member shall (i) default in making any payment of any principal of any Material Indebtedness (including any Guarantee Obligation, but excluding the Loans) on the scheduled or original due date with respect thereto; or (ii) default in making any payment of any interest on any such Material Indebtedness beyond the period of grace, if any, provided in the instrument or agreement under which such Material Indebtedness was created; or (iii) default in the observance or performance of any other agreement or condition relating to any such Material

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Indebtedness or contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto, or any other event shall occur or condition exist, the effect of which default or other event or condition is to cause, or to permit the holder or beneficiary of such Indebtedness (or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or beneficiary) to cause, with the giving of notice if required, such Material Indebtedness to become due prior to its stated maturity or (in the case of any such Indebtedness constituting a Guarantee Obligation) to become payable; or

(g)(i) any Group Member shall commence any case, proceeding or other action (A) under any existing or future law of any jurisdiction, domestic or foreign, relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or relief of debtors, seeking to have an order for relief entered with respect to it, or seeking to adjudicate it a bankrupt or insolvent, or seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, winding-up, liquidation, dissolution, composition or other relief with respect to it or its debts, or (B) seeking appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator or other similar official for it or for all or any substantial part of its assets; or (ii) there shall be commenced against any Group Member any case, proceeding or other action of a nature referred to in clause (i) above that (A) results in the entry of an order for relief or any such adjudication or appointment or (B) remains undismissed or undischarged for a period of 60 days; or (iii) there shall be commenced against any Group Member any case, proceeding or other action seeking issuance of a warrant of attachment, execution, distraint or similar process against all or any substantial part of its assets that results in the entry of an order for any such relief that shall not have been vacated, discharged, or stayed or bonded pending appeal within 60 days from the entry thereof; or (iv) any Group Member shall take any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in, any of the acts set forth in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) above; or (v) any Group Member shall generally not, or shall be unable to, or shall admit in writing its inability to, pay its debts as they become due; or (vi) or any Group Member shall make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or

(h)(i) an ERISA Event and/or a Foreign Plan Event shall have occurred; (ii) a trustee shall be appointed by a United States district court to administer any Pension Plan; (iii) the PBGC shall institute proceedings to terminate any Pension Plan; (iv) any Group Member or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates shall have been notified by the sponsor of a Multiemployer Plan that it has incurred or will be assessed Withdrawal Liability to such Multiemployer Plan and such entity does not have reasonable grounds for contesting such Withdrawal Liability or is not contesting such Withdrawal Liability in a timely and appropriate manner; or (v) any other event or condition shall occur or exist with respect to a Plan, a Foreign Benefit Arrangement, or a Foreign Plan; and in each case in clauses (i) through (v) above, such event or condition, together with all other such events or conditions, if any, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; or

(i)one or more judgments or decrees shall be entered against any Group Member involving in the aggregate a liability (not paid or fully covered by insurance as to which the relevant insurance company has not disputed coverage) of $50,000,000 or more, and all such judgments or decrees shall not have been vacated, discharged, satisfied, stayed or bonded, as applicable, pending appeal within 30 days from the entry thereof; or

(j)any of the Security Documents or the Intercreditor Agreement shall cease, for any reason, to be in full force and effect (other than pursuant to the terms hereof or the

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Intercreditor Agreement, respectively), or any Loan Party or any Affiliate of any Loan Party shall so assert, or any Lien created by any of the Security Documents shall cease to be enforceable and of the same effect and priority purported to be created thereby (and, for the avoidance of doubt, as required by the Intercreditor Agreement), except to the extent that such cessation results from the failure of the Administrative Agent to maintain possession of certificates representing securities pledged or to file continuation statements under the Uniform Commercial Code of any applicable jurisdiction; or

(k)the guarantee contained in Article II of the Guarantee and Collateral Agreement shall cease, for any reason, to be in full force and effect or any Loan Party shall so assert; or

(l)the subordination provisions contained in any Subordinated Indebtedness with an aggregate principal amount in excess of $30,000,000 shall cease, for any reason, to be in full force and effect, or any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party shall so assert; or

(m)a Change of Control shall occur;

then, and in any such event, (A) if such event is an Event of Default specified in clause (i) or (ii) of paragraph (f) above with respect to the Borrower, automatically the Commitments shall immediately terminate and the Loans (with accrued interest thereon) and all other amounts owing under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including all amounts of L/C Obligations, whether or not the beneficiaries of the then outstanding Letters of Credit shall have presented the documents required thereunder) shall immediately become due and payable, and (B) if such event is any other Event of Default, either or both of the following actions may be taken:  (i) with the consent of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent may, or upon the request of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent shall, by notice to the Borrower declare the Commitments to be terminated forthwith, whereupon the Commitments shall immediately terminate; and (ii) with the consent of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent may, or upon the request of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent shall, by notice to the Borrower, declare the Loans (with accrued interest thereon) and all other amounts owing under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including all amounts of L/C Obligations, whether or not the beneficiaries of the then outstanding Letters of Credit shall have presented the documents required thereunder) to be due and payable forthwith, whereupon the same shall immediately become due and payable.  With respect to all Letters of Credit with respect to which presentment for honor shall not have occurred at the time of an acceleration pursuant to this paragraph, the Borrower shall at such time deposit in a cash collateral account opened by the Administrative Agent an amount equal to the aggregate then undrawn and unexpired amount of such Letters of Credit.  Amounts held in such cash collateral account shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to the payment of drafts drawn under such Letters of Credit, and the unused portion thereof after all such Letters of Credit shall have expired or been fully drawn upon, if any, shall be applied to repay other obligations of the Borrower hereunder and under the other Loan Documents.  After all such Letters of Credit shall have expired or been fully drawn upon, all Reimbursement Obligations shall have been satisfied and all other obligations of the Borrower hereunder and under the other Loan Documents shall have been paid in full and no Letters of Credit shall be outstanding, the balance, if any, in such cash collateral account shall be returned to the Borrower (or such other Person as may be lawfully entitled thereto).  Except as expressly provided above in this Section,

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presentment, demand, protest and all other notices of any kind are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower.

In addition to any other rights and remedies granted to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in the Loan Documents, the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders may exercise all rights and remedies of a secured party under the New York Uniform Commercial Code or any other applicable law.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent, without demand of performance or other demand, presentment, protest, advertisement or notice of any kind (except any notice required by law referred to below) to or upon any Loan Party or any other Person (all and each of which demands, defenses, advertisements and notices are hereby waived), may in such circumstances forthwith collect, receive, appropriate and realize upon the Collateral, or any part thereof, or consent to the use by the Loan Parties of any cash collateral arising in respect of the Collateral on such terms as the Administrative Agent deems reasonable, and/or may forthwith sell, lease, assign give an option or options to purchase or otherwise dispose of and deliver, or acquire by credit bid on behalf of the Lenders, the Collateral or any part thereof (or contract to do any of the foregoing), in one or more parcels at public or private sale or sales, at any exchange, broker’s board or office of the Administrative Agent or any Lender or elsewhere, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem advisable and at such prices as it may deem best, for cash or on credit or for future delivery, all without assumption of any credit risk. The Administrative Agent or any Lender shall have the right upon any such public sale or sales, and, to the extent permitted by law, upon any such private sale or sales, to purchase the whole or any part of the Collateral so sold, free of any right or equity of redemption in any Loan Party, which right or equity is hereby waived and released.  The Borrower further agrees, at the Administrative Agent’s request, to assemble, or cause the applicable Loan Party to assemble, the Collateral and make it available to the Administrative Agent at places which the Administrative Agent shall reasonably select, whether at the Borrower’s or such Loan Party’s premises or elsewhere.  The Administrative Agent shall apply the net proceeds of any action taken by it pursuant to this Section 8, after deducting all reasonable costs and expenses of every kind incurred in connection therewith or incidental to the care or safekeeping of any of the Collateral or in any other way relating to the Collateral or the rights of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereunder, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements, to the payment in whole or in part of the obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents, in such order as the Administrative Agent may elect, and only after such application and after the payment by the Administrative Agent of any other amount required by any provision of law, including Section 9-615(a)(3) of the New York UCC, need the Administrative Agent account for the surplus, if any, to any Loan Party.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Borrower on behalf of itself and the other Loan Parties, waives all claims, damages and demands it or any other Loan Party may acquire against the Administrative Agent or any Lender arising out of the exercise by them of any rights hereunder, except to the extent such damages are found by a final and nonappealable decision of a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Administrative Agent or such Lender, as the case may be.  If any notice of a proposed sale or other disposition of Collateral shall be required by law, such notice shall be deemed reasonable and proper if given at least 10 days before such sale or other disposition.

SECTION 9.  THE AGENTS

9.1Appointment

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(a)Each Lender hereby irrevocably appoints the entity named as Administrative Agent in the heading of this Agreement and its successors and assigns to serve as the administrative agent under the Loan Documents and each Lender and each Issuing Lender authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such actions as agent on its behalf and to exercise such powers under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as are delegated to the Administrative Agent under such agreements and to exercise such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. Without limiting the foregoing, each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to execute and deliver, and to perform its obligations under, each of the Loan Documents to which the Administrative Agent is a party, and to exercise all rights, powers and remedies that the Administrative Agent may have under such Loan Documents.

(b)As to any matters not expressly provided for herein and in the other Loan Documents (including enforcement or collection), the Administrative Agent shall not be required to exercise any discretion or take any action, but shall be required to act or to refrain from acting (and shall be fully protected in so acting or refraining from acting) upon the written instructions of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary, pursuant to the terms in the Loan Documents), and, unless and until revoked in writing, such instructions shall be binding upon each Lender; provided, however, that the Administrative Agent shall not be required to take any action that (i) the Administrative Agent in good faith believes exposes it to liability unless the Administrative Agent receives an indemnification and is exculpated in a manner satisfactory to it from the Lenders and the Issuing Lenders with respect to such action or (ii) is contrary to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or applicable law, including any action that may be in violation of the automatic stay under any requirement of law relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization or relief of debtors or that may effect a forfeiture, modification or termination of property of a Defaulting Lender in violation of any requirement of law relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization or relief of debtors; provided, further, that the Administrative Agent may seek clarification or direction from the Required Lenders (or, for matters that require consent of a greater or different number or percentage pursuant to Section 10.1, such other number or percentage of Lenders) prior to the exercise of any such instructed action and may refrain from acting until such clarification or direction has been provided. Except as expressly set forth in the Loan Documents, the Administrative Agent shall not have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing that is communicated to or obtained by the Person serving as Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity. Nothing in this Agreement shall require the Administrative Agent to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise incur any financial liability in the performance of any of its duties hereunder or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers if it shall have reasonable grounds for believing that repayment of such funds or adequate indemnity against such risk or liability is not reasonably assured to it.

(c)In performing its functions and duties hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, the Administrative Agent is acting solely on behalf of the Lenders and the Issuing Lenders (except in limited circumstances expressly provided for herein relating to the maintenance of the Register), and its duties are entirely mechanical and administrative

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in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent does not assume and shall not be deemed to have assumed any obligation or duty or any other relationship as the agent, fiduciary or trustee of or for any Lender, other than as expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, regardless of whether a Default or an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing (and it is understood and agreed that the use of the term “agent” (or any similar term) herein or in any other Loan Document with reference to the Administrative Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary duty or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any applicable law, and that such term is used as a matter of market custom and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between contracting parties); additionally, each Lender agrees that it will not assert any claim against the Administrative Agent based on an alleged breach of fiduciary duty by the Administrative Agent in connection with this Agreement and/or the transactions contemplated hereby.

(d)Nothing in this Agreement or any Loan Document shall require the Administrative Agent to account to any Lender for any sum or the profit element of any sum received by the Administrative Agent for its own account.

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

(f)No Arranger shall have obligations or duties whatsoever in such capacity under this Agreement or any other Loan Document and shall incur no liability hereunder or thereunder in such capacity, but all such persons shall have the benefit of the indemnities provided for hereunder.

(g)In case of the pendency of any proceeding with respect to any Loan Party under any Federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect, the Administrative Agent (irrespective of whether the principal of any Loan or any Reimbursement Obligation shall then be due and payable as herein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether the Administrative Agent shall have made any demand on the Borrower) shall be entitled and empowered (but not obligated) by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise:

to file and prove a claim for the whole amount of the principal and interest owing and unpaid in respect of the Loans and all other Obligations that are owing and unpaid and to file such other documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Lenders and the

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Administrative Agent (including any claim under Sections 2.12, 2.13, 2.15, 2.17 and 9.3) allowed in such judicial proceeding; and

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

and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such proceeding is hereby authorized by each Lender and each other Secured Party to make such payments to the Administrative Agent and, in the event that the Administrative Agent shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Lenders or the other Secured Parties, to pay to the Administrative Agent any amount due to it, in its capacity as the Administrative Agent, under the Loan Documents (including under Section 9.3). Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to authorize the Administrative Agent to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Lender or Issuing Lender any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Obligations or the rights of any Lender or Issuing Lender or to authorize the Administrative Agent to vote in respect of the claim of any Lender or Issuing Lender in any such proceeding.

(h)The provisions of this Article are solely for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Lenders, and, except solely to the extent of the Borrower’s rights to consent pursuant to and subject to the conditions set forth in this Article, none of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, or any of their respective Affiliates, shall have any rights as a third party beneficiary under any such provisions. Each Secured Party, whether or not a party hereto, will be deemed, by its acceptance of the benefits of the Collateral and of the Guarantees of the Obligations provided under the Loan Documents, to have agreed to the provisions of this Article.

9.2Administrative Agent’s Reliance, Indemnification, Etc.

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(a)Neither the Administrative Agent nor any of its Related Parties shall be (i) liable for any action taken or omitted to be taken by such party, the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties under or in connection with this Agreement or the other Loan Documents (x) with the consent of or at the request of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary, or as the Administrative Agent shall believe in good faith to be necessary, under the circumstances as provided in the Loan Documents) or (y) in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct (such absence to be presumed unless otherwise determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by a final and non-appealable judgment) or (ii) responsible in any manner to any of the Lenders for any recitals, statements, representations or warranties made by any Loan Party or any officer thereof contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document or in any certificate, report, statement or other document referred to or provided for in, or received by the Administrative Agent under or in connection with, this Agreement or any other Loan Document or for the value, validity, effectiveness, genuineness, enforceability or sufficiency of this Agreement or any other Loan Document or for any failure of any Loan Party to perform its obligations hereunder or thereunder.

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the Administrative Agent by the Borrower, a Lender or an Issuing Lender, and the Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for or have any duty to ascertain or inquire into (i) any statement, warranty or representation made in or in connection with any Loan Document, (ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered thereunder or in connection therewith, (iii) the performance or observance of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth in any Loan Document or the occurrence of any Default, (iv) the sufficiency, validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of any Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document, (v) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Article IV or elsewhere in any Loan Document, other than to confirm receipt of items (which on their face purport to be such items) expressly required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent or satisfaction of any condition that expressly refers to the matters described therein being acceptable or satisfactory to the Administrative Agent or (vi) the creation, perfection or priority of Liens on the Collateral.

(c)Without limiting the foregoing, the Administrative Agent (i) may treat the payee of any promissory note as its holder until such promissory note has been assigned in accordance with Section 10.6, (ii) may rely on the Register to the extent set forth in Section 10.6(b), (iii) may consult with legal counsel (including counsel to the Borrower), independent public accountants and other experts selected by it, and shall not be liable for any action taken or omitted to be taken in good faith by it in accordance with the advice of such counsel, accountants or experts, (iv) makes no warranty or representation to any Lender or Issuing Lender and shall not be responsible to any Lender or Issuing Lender for any statements, warranties or representations made by or on behalf of any Loan Party in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (v) in determining compliance with any condition hereunder to the making of a Loan, or the issuance of a Letter of Credit, that by its terms must be fulfilled to the satisfaction of a Lender or an Issuing Lender, may presume that such condition is satisfactory to such Lender or Issuing Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice to the contrary from such Lender or Issuing Lender sufficiently in advance of the making of such Loan or the issuance of such Letter of Credit and (vi) shall be entitled to rely on, and shall incur no liability under or in respect of this Agreement or any other Loan Document by acting upon, any notice, consent, certificate or other instrument or writing (which writing may be a fax, any electronic message, Internet or intranet website posting or other distribution) or any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to be genuine and signed or sent or otherwise authenticated by the proper party or parties (whether or not such Person in fact meets the requirements set forth in the Loan Documents for being the maker thereof).

9.3Posting of Communications

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(a)The Borrower agrees that the Administrative Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, make any Communications available to the Lenders and the Issuing Lenders by posting the Communications on IntraLinks™, DebtDomain, SyndTrak, ClearPar or any other electronic platform chosen by the Administrative Agent to be its electronic transmission system (the “Approved Electronic Platform”).

(b)Although the Approved Electronic Platform and its primary web portal are secured with generally-applicable security procedures and policies implemented or modified by the Administrative Agent from time to time (including, as of the Closing Date, a user ID/password authorization system) and the Approved Electronic Platform is secured

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through a per-deal authorization method whereby each user may access the Approved Electronic Platform only on a deal-by-deal basis, each of the Lenders, each of the Issuing Lenders and the Borrower acknowledges and agrees that the distribution of material through an electronic medium is not necessarily secure, that the Administrative Agent is not responsible for approving or vetting the representatives or contacts of any Lender that are added to the Approved Electronic Platform, and that there may be confidentiality and other risks associated with such distribution. Each of the Lenders, each of the Issuing Lenders and the Borrower hereby approves distribution of the Communications through the Approved Electronic Platform and understands and assumes the risks of such distribution.

(c)THE APPROVED ELECTRONIC PLATFORM AND THE COMMUNICATIONS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. THE APPLICABLE PARTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW) DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE COMMUNICATIONS, OR THE ADEQUACY OF THE APPROVED ELECTRONIC PLATFORM AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE APPROVED ELECTRONIC PLATFORM AND THE COMMUNICATIONS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OR FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER CODE DEFECTS, IS MADE BY THE APPLICABLE PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMMUNICATIONS OR THE APPROVED ELECTRONIC PLATFORM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, ANY ARRANGER OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE RELATED PARTIES (COLLECTIVELY, “