EX-10.3 4 peb-20150630xex103.htm EXHIBIT 10.3 PEB-2015.06.30-EX10.3


Exhibit 10.3

Published CUSIP Number: 70509WAK4
CREDIT AGREEMENT
Dated as of June 10, 2015
among
PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL, L.P.,
as the Borrower,
PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL TRUST,
as the Parent REIT and a Guarantor,
CERTAIN SUBSIDIARIES OF THE BORROWER,
as Guarantors,
PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Administrative Agent,
and
The Other Lenders Party Hereto
REGIONS BANK,
as Syndication Agent
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
and
SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION,
as Documentation Agents

PNC CAPITAL MARKETS LLC
and
REGIONS CAPITAL MARKETS,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Runners







TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
 
Section
 
 
 
Page

 
 
 
 
 
1.
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
1

 
1.01
Defined Terms
 
1

 
1.02
Other Interpretive Provisions
 
28

 
1.03
Accounting Terms
 
28

 
1.04
Rounding
 
29

 
1.05
Times of Day; Rates
 
30

 
1.06
Addition/Removal of Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties
30

 
 
 
 
 
2.
THE COMMITMENTS AND BORROWINGS
 
31

 
2.01
The Loans
 
31

 
2.02
Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans
31

 
2.03
Prepayments
 
32

 
2.04
Termination or Reduction of Commitments
 
33

 
2.05
Repayment of Loans
 
33

 
2.06
Interest
 
33

 
2.07
Fees
 
33

 
2.08
Computation of Interest and Fee; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable
 
 
Margin
 
33

 
2.09
Evidence of Debt
 
34

 
2.10
Payments Generally; Administrative Agent's Clawback
34

 
2.11
Sharing of Payments by Lenders
 
36

 
2.12
Increase in Total Credit Exposure
 
37

 
2.13
Defaulting Lenders
 
38

 
 
 
 
 
3.
TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY
39

 
3.01
Taxes
 
39

 
3.02
Illegality
 
44

 
3.03
Inability to Determine Rates
 
45

 
3.04
Increased Costs; Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans
46

 
3.05
Compensation for Losses
 
46

 
3.06
Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders
46

 
3.07
Survival
 
47

 
 
 
 
 
4.
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
 
47

 
4.01
Conditions to Closing Date
 
47

 
4.02
Conditions to all Borrowings
 
49

 
 
 
 
 
5.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
 
50

 
5.01
Existence, Qualification and Power
 
50


    

    


 
5.02
Authorization; No Contravention
 
50

 
5.03
Governmental Authorization; Other Consents
 
50

 
5.04
Binding Effect
 
50

 
5.05
Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect
50

 
5.06
Litigation
 
51

 
5.07
No Default
 
51

 
5.08
Ownership of Property; Liens; Investments
 
51

 
5.09
Environmental Compliance
 
52

 
5.10
Insurance
 
53

 
5.11
Taxes
 
53

 
5.12
ERISA Compliance
 
53

 
5.13
Subsidiaries; Equity Interests
 
54

 
5.14
Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act
 
55

 
5.15
Disclosure
 
55

 
5.16
Compliance with Laws
 
55

 
5.17
Taxpayer Identification Number
 
55

 
5.18
Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc
 
55

 
5.19
Solvency
 
56

 
5.20
Casualty, Etc
 
56

 
5.21
Labor Matters
 
56

 
5.22
REIT Status
 
56

 
5.23
Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties
 
56

 
5.24
Anti-Corruption Laws; Sanctions; Anti-Terrorism Laws
56

 
 
 
 
 
6.
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
57

 
6.01
Financial Statements
 
57

 
6.02
Certifications; Other Information
 
57

 
6.03
Notices
 
60

 
6.04
Payment of Obligations
 
60

 
6.05
Preservation of Existence, Etc
 
61

 
6.06
Maintenance of Properties
 
61

 
6.07
Maintenance of Insurance
 
61

 
6.08
Compliance with Laws and Contractual Obligations
61

 
6.09
Books and Records
 
61

 
6.10
Inspection Rights
 
61

 
6.11
Use of Proceeds
 
62

 
6.12
Additional Guarantors
 
62

 
6.13
Release of Guarantors
 
62

 
6.14
Further Assurances
 
62

 
6.15
Additional Insurance Requirements for Unencumbered Borrowing Base
 
 
 
Properties
 
62

 
6.16
PATRIOT Act Compliance
 
65

 
 
 
 
 

    

    


7.
NEGATIVE COVENANTS
 
65

 
7.01
Liens
 
65

 
7.02
Investments
 
66

 
7.03
Indebtedness
 
68

 
7.04
Fundamental Changes
 
69

 
7.05
Dispositions
 
69

 
7.06
Restricted Payments
 
70

 
7.07
Change in Nature of Business
 
71

 
7.08
Transactions with Affiliates
 
71

 
7.09
Burdensome Agreements
 
71

 
7.10
Use of Proceeds
 
71

 
7.11
Financial Covenants
 
71

 
7.12
Capital Expenditures
 
72

 
7.13
Accounting Changes
 
72

 
7.14
Ownership of Subsidiaries; Certain Real Property Assets
72

 
7.15
Leases
 
73

 
7.16
Sale Leasebacks
 
73

 
7.17
Sanctions
 
73

 
 
 
 
 
8.
EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
 
73

 
8.01
Events of Default
 
73

 
8.02
Remedies Upon Event of Default
 
75

 
8.03
Application of Funds
 
76

 
 
 
 
 
9.
ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
 
76

 
9.01
Appointment and Authority
 
76

 
9.02
Rights as a Lender
 
77

 
9.03
Exculpatory Provisions
 
77

 
9.04
Reliance by Administrative Agent
 
78

 
9.05
Delegation of Duties
 
78

 
9.06
Resignation or Removal of Administrative Agent
78

 
9.07
Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders
79

 
9.08
No Other Duties, Etc
 
80

 
9.09
Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim
80

 
9.10
Guaranty Matters
 
80

 
 
 
 
 
10.
MISCELLANEOUS
 
81

 
10.01
Amendments, Etc
 
81

 
10.02
Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communication
82

 
10.03
No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement
84

 
10.04
Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver
 
85

 
10.05
Payments Set Aside
 
86

 
10.06
Successors and Assigns
 
87


    

    


 
10.07
Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality
90

 
10.08
Right of Setoff
 
91

 
10.09
Interest rate Limitation
 
91

 
10.10
Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness
 
92

 
10.11
Survival of Representations and Warranties
 
92

 
10.12
Severability
 
92

 
10.13
Replacement of Lenders
 
92

 
10.14
Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc.
 
93

 
10.15
Waiver of Jury Trial
 
94

 
10.16
No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility
 
94

 
10.17
Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents
95

 
10.18
USA PATRIOT Act
 
95

 
10.19
Entire Agreement
 
95

 
 
 
 
 
11.
GUARANTY
 
95

 
11.01
The Guaranty
 
95

 
11.02
Obligations Unconditional
 
96

 
11.03
Reinstatement
 
97

 
11.04
Certain Waivers
 
97

 
11.05
Remedies
 
97

 
11.06
Rights of Contribution
 
98

 
11.07
Guaranty of Payment; Continuing Guaranty
 
98

 
11.08
Keepwell
 
98

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

    



    

    


SCHEDULES

 
 
 
2.01
 
Commitments and Applicable Percentages
 
5.05
 
Supplement to Interim Financial Statements
 
5.06
 
Litigation
 
5.08(b)
 
Existing Liens
 
5.08(c)
 
Existing Investments
 
5.09
 
Environmental Matters
 
5.10
 
Insurance
 
5.12(d)
 
Pension Plans
 
5.13(a)
 
Capital and Ownership Structure of Borrower and Subsidiaries
 
5.13(b)
 
Subsidiaries of Parent REIT, Borrower and Loan Parties
 
5.18
 
Intellectual Property Matters
 
5.22
 
Taxable REIT Subsidiaries
 
5.23
 
Initial Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties and Eligible Ground Leases
 
7.03
 
Existing Indebtedness
 
10.02
 
Administrative Agent’s Office; Certain Addresses for Notices
 
 
 
 
EXHIBITS
 
 
 
 
Form of

 
 
A
 
Committed Loan Notice
 
B
 
Note
 
C
 
Compliance Certificate
 
D-1
 
Assignment and Assumption
 
D-2
 
Administrative Questionnaire
 
E
 
Joinder Agreement
 
F
 
U.S. Tax Compliance Certificates
 
G
 
Release of Guarantor



    



CREDIT AGREEMENT
This CREDIT AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is entered into as of June 10, 2015, among PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “Borrower”), PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL TRUST, a Maryland real estate investment trust (the “Parent REIT”), the other Persons party hereto from time to time as Guarantors (as such term is defined herein), each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”), and PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent.
The Administrative Agent and the Lenders desire to make available to the Borrower a $125,000,000 term loan facility on the terms and conditions contained herein.
In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:
1.
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
1.01     Defined Terms
. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
Acceleration” has the meaning specified in Section 8.02.
Adjusted NOI” means, as of any date of calculation, the sum of Net Operating Incomes for all Real Properties for the most recently-ended Calculation Period (and, if specifically required, including adjustments for subsequent events or conditions on a Pro Forma Basis).
Adjusted Unrestricted Cash” means, on any date, an amount, not less than zero ($0), equal to the Borrower’s Unrestricted Cash less $10,000,000.
Administrative Agent” means PNC Bank, National Association in its capacity as administrative agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent.
Administrative Agent’s Office” means the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02, or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Lenders.
Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in substantially the form of Exhibit D-2 or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified.
Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.
Agreement” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph.
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 or corruption.

    



Applicable Laws” means, collectively, all applicable international, foreign, Federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law.
Applicable Margin” means:
(a)Subject to clause (b) below, the applicable percentage per annum set forth below determined by reference to the Consolidated Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.02(a):
Pricing Level
Consolidated Leverage Ratio
Eurodollar Rate Loans
Base Rate Loans
I
< 4.0x
1.45%
0.45%
II
≥4.0 and <5.0x
1.55%
0.55%
III
≥5.0x and <6.0x
1.85%
0.85%
IV
≥6.0x
2.20%
1.20%
Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Margin resulting from a change in the Consolidated Leverage Ratio shall become effective as of the first Business Day immediately following the last day of the fiscal quarter for which such Compliance Certificate has been timely delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a); provided, however, that if a Compliance Certificate is not delivered when due in accordance with such Section, then, upon the request of the Required Lenders, Pricing Level IV shall apply as of the first Business Day after the last day of the fiscal quarter for which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered and shall remain in effect until the date on which such Compliance Certificate is actually delivered. The Applicable Margin in effect from the Closing Date until adjusted as set forth above shall be set at a Pricing Level II.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this clause (a), the determination of the Applicable Margin under this clause (a) for any period shall be subject to the provisions of Section 2.08(b).
(b)If the Parent REIT or the Borrower attains at least one public or private Investment Grade Rating from either Moody’s or S&P, then the Borrower may, upon written notice to the Administrative Agent, make an irrevocable one time written election to exclusively use the below table based on the Debt Rating of the Parent REIT or the Borrower (setting forth the date for such election to be effective), and thereafter the Applicable Margin shall be determined based on the applicable rate per annum set forth in the below table notwithstanding any failure of the Parent REIT or the Borrower to maintain an Investment Grade Rating or any failure of the Parent REIT or the Borrower to maintain a Debt Rating:
Debt Rating
Eurodollar Rate Loans
Base Rate Loans
≥ A-/A3
0.90%
0.00%
BBB+/Baa1
0.95%
0.00%
BBB/Baa2
1.10%
0.10%
BBB-/Baa3
1.35%
0.35%
<BBB-/Baa3 or Unrated
1.75%
0.75%

    



If at any time the Parent REIT and/or the Borrower has two (2) Debt Ratings, and such Debt Ratings are split, then: (i) if the difference between such Debt Ratings is one ratings category (e.g., Baa2 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P or Fitch), the Ratings-Based Applicable Margin shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the higher of the Debt Ratings were used; and (ii) if the difference between such Debt Ratings is two (2) ratings categories (e.g., Baa1 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P), the Ratings-Based Applicable Margin shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the rating that is one higher than the lower of the applicable Debt Ratings were used. If at any time the Parent REIT and/or the Borrower has three (3) Debt Ratings, and such Debt Ratings are split, then: (A) if the difference between the highest and the lowest of such Debt Ratings is one ratings category (e.g., Baa2 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P or Fitch), the Ratings-Based Applicable Margin shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the highest of the Debt Ratings were used; and (B) if the difference between such Debt Ratings is two (2) ratings categories (e.g., Baa1 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P or Fitch) or more, the Ratings-Based Applicable Margin shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the average of the two (2) highest Debt Ratings were used; provided that if such average is not a recognized rating category, then the Ratings-Based Applicable Margin shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the second highest Debt Rating of the three (3) were used. If the Borrower has elected to use the above table set forth in this clause (b) and the Parent REIT and/or the Borrower no longer has a private or public Debt Rating from either Moody’s or S&P, then the Ratings-Based Applicable Margin shall be deemed to be < BBB-/Baa3 or Unrated. Each change in the Applicable Margin resulting from a change in a Debt Rating shall be effective, in the case of an upgrade, during the period commencing on the date of delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of notice thereof pursuant to Section 6.02(j) and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change and, in the case of a downgrade, during the period commencing on the date of the announcement thereof and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change.
(c)If, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, the Consolidated Leverage Ratio exceeds 6.5 to 1.0 as permitted by Section 7.11(a), then the Applicable Margin (whether based on the Consolidated Leverage Ratio or the applicable Debt Rating) shall be increased by thirty-five basis points (0.35%) until the first Business Day immediately following the last day of the fiscal quarter for which a Compliance Certificate has been timely delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a) reflecting that the Consolidated Leverage Ratio does not exceed 6.5 to 1.0.

Applicable Percentage” means, with respect to any Lender, (a) at any time during the Availability Period, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Aggregate Commitments represented by such Lender’s Commitment at such time and (b) at any time thereafter, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Total Outstandings represented by the principal amount of such Lender’s Loans at such time. The initial Applicable Percentage of each Lender is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable.
Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.
Arrangers” means PNC Capital Markets LLC and Regions Capital Markets, in their capacity as joint lead arrangers and joint book runners.
Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 10.06(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit D-1 or any other form (including electronic documentation generated by use of an electronic platform) approved by the Administrative Agent.

    



Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date, (a) in respect of any capital lease of any Person, the capitalized amount thereof that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP, and (b) in respect of any Synthetic Lease Obligation, the capitalized amount of the remaining lease payments under the relevant lease that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP if such lease were accounted for as a capital lease.
Audited Financial Statements” means the audited consolidated balance sheet of the Consolidated Parties for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year of the Consolidated Parties, including the notes thereto.
Availability Period” means the period from and including the Closing Date to the earlier of (a) July 10, 2015 and (b) the date of termination of the commitment of each Lender to make Loans pursuant to Section 2.04 or Section 8.02.
Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus one-half of one percent (0.50%), (b) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by PNC Bank as its “prime rate,” and (c) the Eurodollar Rate plus one percent (1%). The “prime rate” is a rate set by PNC Bank based upon various factors including PNC Bank’s costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans, which may be priced at, above, or below such announced rate. Any change in such prime rate announced by PNC Bank shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.
Base Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.
Borrower” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph.
Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01.
Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Applicable Laws of, or are in fact closed in, New York, New York, Charlotte, North Carolina or Dallas, Texas and, if such day relates to any Eurodollar Rate Loan, means any such day that is also a London Banking Day.
Calculation Period” means, as of any date of determination commencing with the delivery of the Required Financial Information for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2015, the most recent four (4) fiscal quarter period for which the Borrower has provided the Required Financial Information; provided that, for calculations made on a Pro Forma Basis, the amounts calculated for the applicable Calculation Period shall be adjusted as set forth in Section 1.03(c), but shall otherwise relate to the applicable Calculation Period (as defined above).
Capitalization Rate” means (a) 7.25% for Real Properties in the central business districts of New York, New York; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.; and Boston, Massachusetts; (b) 7.25% for Los Angeles, California urban Real Properties (including Real Properties located in Santa Monica, California); and (c) 8.00% for all other Real Properties.

    



Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority, including any change in the Risk Based Capital Guidelines or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law,” regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.
Change of Control” means an event or series of events by which:
(a)    any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 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 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except that a person or group shall be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all securities 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 twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the equity securities of the Borrower or Parent REIT entitled to vote for members of the board of directors or equivalent governing body of the Borrower or Parent REIT on a fully-diluted basis (and taking into account all such securities that such person or group has the right to acquire pursuant to any option right);
(b)    during any period of twenty-four (24) consecutive months, a majority of the members of the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of the Borrower or Parent REIT cease to be composed of individuals (i) who were members of that board or equivalent governing body on the first day of such period, (ii) whose election or nomination to that board or equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clause (i) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body or (iii) whose election or nomination to that board or other equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clauses (i) and (ii) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body; or
(c)    the passage of thirty (30) days from the date upon which any Person or two (2) or more Persons acting in concert shall have acquired by contract or otherwise, or shall have entered into a contract or arrangement that, upon consummation thereof, will result in its or their acquisition of the power to exercise, directly or indirectly, a controlling influence over the management or policies of the Borrower or Parent REIT, or control over the equity securities of the Borrower or Parent REIT entitled to vote for members of the board of directors or equivalent governing body of the Borrower or Parent REIT on a fully-diluted basis (and taking into account all such securities that such Person or group has the right to acquire pursuant to any option right) representing twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the combined voting power of such securities.
Closing Date” means the first date all the conditions precedent in Section 4.01 are satisfied or waived in accordance with Section 10.01.

    



Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Commitment” means, as to each Lender, its obligation to make Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01 in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 or opposite such caption in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement.
Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Borrowing, (b) a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A or such other form as may be approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.
Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.).
Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit C.
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 Adjusted EBITDA” means, for any period, EBITDA less an annual replacement reserve equal to four percent (4.0%) of gross property revenues.
Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the Calculation Period ending on such date to (b) Consolidated Fixed Charges for such period.
Consolidated Fixed Charges” means, for any period, the sum of (a) Consolidated Interest Charges for such period, plus (b) current scheduled principal payments on Consolidated Funded Indebtedness for such period (including, for purposes hereof, current scheduled reductions in commitments, but excluding any payment of principal under the Loan Documents and any “balloon” payment or final payment at maturity that is significantly larger than the scheduled payments that preceded it), plus (c) dividends and distributions paid in cash on preferred stock by the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis and all Unconsolidated Affiliates, if any, for such period, in each case, determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that, to the extent the calculations under clauses (a), (b) and (c) above include amounts allocable to Unconsolidated Affiliates, such calculations shall be without duplication and shall only include such amounts to the extent attributable to any Unconsolidated Affiliate Interests (or, if greater, amounts that are attributable to Consolidated Funded Indebtedness that is recourse to a Consolidated Party).
Consolidated Funded Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination, without duplication, the sum of (a) the outstanding principal amount of all obligations of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, whether current or long-term, for borrowed money (including all obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents) and all obligations of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments, (b) all purchase money Indebtedness of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, (c) all obligations of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis arising under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments, (d) all obligations of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis in respect of forward purchase agreements or the deferred purchase price of any property or services (other than trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business), (e) Attributable

    



Indebtedness of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis in respect of capital leases and Synthetic Lease Obligations, (f) without duplication, all Guarantees of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis with respect to outstanding Indebtedness of the types specified in clauses (a) through (e) above of Persons other than the Parent REIT or any Subsidiary, (g) without duplication, all Indebtedness of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis of the types referred to in clauses (a) through (f) above of any partnership or joint venture in which the Parent REIT or a Subsidiary is a general partner or joint venturer, and (h) without duplication, the aggregate amount of Unconsolidated Affiliate Funded Indebtedness for all Unconsolidated Affiliates. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Consolidated Funded Indebtedness shall exclude Excluded Capital Leases.
Consolidated Interest Charges” means, for any period, the sum of (a) all interest, premium payments, debt discount, fees, charges and related expenses of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis and all Unconsolidated Affiliates, in connection with borrowed money (including capitalized interest) or in connection with the deferred purchase price of assets, in each case to the extent treated as interest in accordance with GAAP, and (b) the portion of rent expense of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis and all Unconsolidated Affiliates with respect to such period under capital leases (other than Excluded Capital Leases) that is treated as interest in accordance with GAAP; provided that, to the extent the calculations under clauses (a) and (b) above include amounts allocable to Unconsolidated Affiliates, such calculations shall be without duplication and shall only include such amounts to the extent attributable to any Unconsolidated Affiliate Interests (or, if greater, amounts that are attributable to Consolidated Funded Indebtedness that is recourse to a Consolidated Party).
Consolidated Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Funded Indebtedness less Adjusted Unrestricted Cash as of such date to (b) EBITDA for the Calculation Period most recently ended.
Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the sum of (a) the net income of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis (excluding extraordinary gains, extraordinary losses and gains and losses from the sale of assets) for such period, calculated in accordance with GAAP, plus (b) without duplication, an amount equal to the aggregate of net income (excluding extraordinary gains and extraordinary losses) for such period, calculated in accordance with GAAP, of each Unconsolidated Affiliate multiplied by the respective Unconsolidated Affiliate Interest in each such entity.
Consolidated Parties” means a collective reference to the Parent REIT and its consolidated Subsidiaries.
Consolidated Recourse Secured Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination, for the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis and all Unconsolidated Affiliates, all Secured Debt that is recourse to any Consolidated Party or any Unconsolidated Affiliate (except to the extent such recourse is limited to customary non-recourse carve-outs); provided that, to the extent the calculation of Secured Debt includes amounts allocable to Unconsolidated Affiliates, such calculation shall be without duplication and shall only include such amounts to the extent attributable to any Unconsolidated Affiliate Interests (or, if greater, amounts that are attributable to Secured Debt that is recourse to a Consolidated Party).
Consolidated Secured Debt” means, as of any date of determination, for the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis and all Unconsolidated Affiliates, all Secured Debt; provided that, to the extent the calculation of Secured Debt includes amounts allocable to Unconsolidated Affiliates, such calculation shall be without duplication and shall only include such amounts to the extent attributable to any Unconsolidated

    



Affiliate Interests (or, if greater, amounts that are attributable to Secured Debt that is recourse to a Consolidated Party).
Consolidated Tangible Net Worth” means, as of any date of determination, for the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis and all Unconsolidated Affiliates, Shareholders’ Equity on that date, minus the amount of Intangible Assets, plus the amount of accumulated depreciation; provided that there shall be excluded from the calculation of “Consolidated Tangible Net Worth” any effects resulting from the application of FASB ASC No. 715: Compensation - Retirement Benefits; provided, further, that, to the extent the calculation of foregoing amounts includes amounts allocable to Unconsolidated Affiliates, such calculation shall be without duplication and shall only include such amounts to the extent attributable to any Unconsolidated Affiliate Interests.
Consolidated Total Asset Value” means, without duplication, as of any date of determination, for the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis, the sum of: (a) the Operating Property Value of all Real Properties (other than Development/Redevelopment Properties); (b) the amount of all Unrestricted Cash; (c) the book value of all Development/Redevelopment Properties, mortgage or real estate-related loan assets and undeveloped or speculative land; (d) the contract purchase price for all assets under contract for purchase (to the extent included in Indebtedness); and (e) the Borrower’s applicable Unconsolidated Affiliate Interests of the preceding items for its Unconsolidated Affiliates.
Consolidated Unsecured Interest Coverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Net Operating Income from the Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties for the Calculation Period ending on such date to (b) Unsecured Interest Charges for such period; provided that, unless otherwise approved by the Required Lenders, there shall be excluded from the calculation of Consolidated Unsecured Interest Coverage Ratio: (a) any excess above forty percent (40%) of aggregate Net Operating Income from the Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties from any one Major MSA and (b) any excess above thirty-three percent (33%) of aggregate Net Operating Income from the Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties from any one Other MSA.
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.
Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.
Credit Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the Hedge Banks, each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 9.05, and the other Persons to whom the Obligations are owing from time to time.
DC Hotel Trust” means DC Hotel Trust, a Maryland real estate investment trust.
Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect and affecting the rights of creditors generally.
Debt Rating” means the current published or private long term unsecured senior, non-credit enhanced debt rating of the Parent REIT or the Borrower by S&P, Moody’s or Fitch.

    



Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.
Default Rate” means an interest rate equal to (a) the Base Rate plus (b) the Applicable Margin, if any, applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (c) two percent (2.0%) per annum; provided, however, that with respect to a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including any Applicable Margin) otherwise applicable to such Loan plus two percent (2.0%) per annum.
Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.13(b), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within three (3) Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder within three (3) Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Borrower or the Administrative Agent in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three (3) Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, or (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any Equity Interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above, and of the effective date of such status, shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.13(b)) as of the date established therefor by the Administrative Agent in a written notice of such determination, which shall be delivered by the Administrative Agent to the Borrower and each other Lender promptly following such determination.
Designated Jurisdiction” means any country or territory to the extent that such country or territory itself is the subject of any Sanction.
Development/Redevelopment Property” means Real Property with respect to which development activities are being undertaken by the applicable owner thereof. A Real Property shall cease to be a Development/Redevelopment Property on the last day of the sixth (6th) full fiscal quarter after opening or reopening (or such earlier date as elected by the Borrower by written notice to the Administrative Agent).

    



Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease (excluding the lease of any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property and personal property assets related thereto to any TRS pursuant to a form of Lease approved by the Administrative Agent, in its reasonable discretion) or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction) of any property by any 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.
Dollar” and “$” mean lawful money of the United States.
EBITDA” means, for any period, the sum of (a) an amount equal to Consolidated Net Income for such period plus (b) the following to the extent deducted in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) Consolidated Interest Charges for such period, (ii) the provision for Federal, state, local and foreign income taxes payable by the Consolidated Parties and Unconsolidated Affiliates for such period, (iii) depreciation and amortization expense of the Consolidated Parties and Unconsolidated Affiliates, (iv) other non-recurring expenses of the Consolidated Parties and Unconsolidated Affiliates reducing such Consolidated Net Income which do not represent a cash item in such period or any future period, (v) without duplication of any of the foregoing, amounts deducted from net income as a result of fees or expenses incurred in connection with acquisitions permitted under the Loan Documents that can no longer be capitalized due to FAS 141R Changes and charges relating to the under-accrual of earn outs due to the FAS 141R Changes, (vi) all non-cash items with respect to straight-lining of rents materially decreasing Consolidated Net Income for such period, and (vii) all other non-cash items decreasing Consolidated Net Income (including non-cash expenses or losses with respect to Excluded Capital Leases), minus (c) the following to the extent included in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) Federal, state, local and foreign income tax credits of the Consolidated Parties and Unconsolidated Affiliates for such period, (ii) all non-cash items with respect to straight-lining of rents materially increasing Consolidated Net Income for such period, and (iii) all other non-cash items increasing Consolidated Net Income for such period (including non-cash revenues or gains with respect to Excluded Capital Leases); provided that, to the extent the calculations under clauses (a), (b) and (c) above include amounts allocable to Unconsolidated Affiliates, such calculations shall be without duplication and shall only include such amounts to the extent attributable to any Unconsolidated Affiliate Interests.
Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Section 10.06(b)(iii) and (v) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 10.06(b)(iii)).
Eligible Ground Lease” means a ground or similar building lease with respect to an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property executed by the Borrower or a Subsidiary of the Borrower, as lessee, (a) that has a remaining lease term (including extension or renewal rights) of at least thirty-five (35) years, calculated as of the date such property becomes an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property, (b) that is in full force and effect, (c) that may be transferred and/or assigned without the consent of the lessor (or as to which (i) such lease may be transferred and/or assigned with the consent of the lessor and (ii) such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed or is subject to certain customary and reasonable requirements), and (d) pursuant to which (i) no default or terminating event exists thereunder, and (ii) no event has occurred which but for the passage of time, or notice, or both would constitute a default or terminating event thereunder.
Environmental Laws” means any and all applicable Federal, state, local, and foreign statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses, agreements or Governmental Authority restrictions relating to pollution and the protection of the environment

    



or the release of any materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous substances or wastes, air emissions and discharges to waste or public systems.
Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Laws, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrants, rights or options for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and all of the other ownership or profit interests in such Person (including partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting, and whether or not such shares, warrants, options, rights or other interests are outstanding on any date of determination.
Equity Issuance” means the issuance or sale by any Person of any of its Equity Interests or any capital contribution to such Person by any holder of its Equity Interests.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with the Borrower within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Code).
ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) the withdrawal of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such entity was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or notification that a Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization; (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate a Pension Plan or the treatment of a Pension Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041 or 4041A of ERISA; (e) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Pension Plan; (f) any event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan; (g) the determination that any Pension Plan is considered an at-risk plan or a plan in endangered or critical status within the meaning of Sections 430, 431 and 432 of the Code or Sections 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA; or (h) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate.
Eurodollar Rate” means:
(a)    for any Interest Period with respect to a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the rate per annum equal to the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) or a comparable or successor rate, which rate is approved by the Administrative Agent, as published on the applicable Reuters screen page (or such other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be designated by

    



the Administrative Agent from time to time) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, for Dollar deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period; and
(b)    for any interest calculation with respect to a Base Rate Loan on any date, the rate per annum equal to LIBOR, at or about 11:00 a.m., London time determined two (2) Business Days prior to such date for U.S. Dollar deposits with a term of one month commencing that day;
provided that (i) to the extent a comparable or successor rate is approved by the Administrative Agent in connection herewith, the approved rate shall be applied in a manner consistent with market practice, (ii) to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, such approved rate shall be applied in a manner as otherwise reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent, and (iii) if the Eurodollar Rate shall be less than zero (0), such rate shall be deemed to be zero (0) for purposes of this Agreement.
Eurodollar Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on clause (a) of the definition of Eurodollar Rate.
Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.
Excluded Capital Lease” means any long-term ground lease or building lease that is treated as a capital lease in accordance with GAAP.
Excluded Swap Obligations” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, 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 Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (determined after giving effect to Section 11.08 and any other “keepwell, support or other agreement” for the benefit of such Guarantor and any and all Guarantees of such Guarantor’s Swap Obligations by other Loan Parties) at the time the Guarantee of such Guarantor, or a grant by such Guarantor of a security interest, becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, then 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 excluded in accordance with the first sentence of this definition.
Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to any Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient, (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 such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its 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 such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 10.13) or (ii) such Lender changes its Lending Office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.01(a)(ii) or 3.01(c), amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it

    



changed its Lending Office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.01(e) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed pursuant to FATCA.
FAS 141R Changes” means those changes made to a buyer’s accounting practices by the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Statement of Financial Accounting Standard No. 141R, Business Combinations, which is effective for annual reporting periods that begin in calendar year 2009.
FASB ASC” means the Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
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) and any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code.
Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System arranged by Federal funds brokers on such day, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the Business Day next succeeding such day; provided that (a) if such day is not a Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to a whole multiple of one one-hundredth of one percent (1/100 of 1%)) charged to PNC Bank on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent.
Fee Letter” means the letter agreement, dated June 5, 2015, among the Borrower, PNC Bank, PNC Capital Markets LLC, Regions Bank, and Regions Capital Markets.
FFO Distribution Allowance” means, for any fiscal year of the Consolidated Parties, an amount equal to ninety-five percent (95%) of Funds From Operations for such fiscal year.
Fitch” means Fitch, Inc. and any successor thereto.
Foreign Lender” means any Lender that is organized under the Applicable Laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Borrower is resident for tax purposes. For purposes of this definition, the United States, each State thereof and the District of Columbia shall be deemed to constitute a single jurisdiction.
FRB” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States.
Fully Satisfied” means, with respect to the Obligations as of any date, that, as of such date, (a) all principal of and interest accrued to such date which constitute Obligations shall have been irrevocably paid in full in cash, (b) all fees, expenses and other amounts then due and payable which constitute Obligations shall have been irrevocably paid in cash and (c) the Aggregate Commitments shall have expired or been terminated in full (in each case, other than inchoate indemnification liabilities arising under the Loan Documents).
Fund” means any Person (other than a natural Person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities.

    



Funds From Operations” means, with respect to the immediately prior fiscal quarter period, Consolidated Net Income, plus depreciation and amortization and after adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures as hereafter provided; provided that, to the extent such calculations include amounts allocable to Unconsolidated Affiliates, such calculations shall be without duplication and shall only include such amounts to the extent attributable to any Unconsolidated Affiliate Interests. Without limiting the foregoing, notwithstanding contrary treatment under GAAP, for purposes hereof, (a)  “Funds From Operations” shall include, and be adjusted to take into account, (i) the Parent REIT’s interests in unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures, on the same basis as consolidated partnerships and subsidiaries, as provided in the “white paper” issued in April 2002 by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, as may be amended from time to time, and (ii) amounts deducted from net income as a result of pre-funded fees or expenses incurred in connection with acquisitions permitted under the Loan Documents that can no longer be capitalized due to FAS 141R Changes and charges relating to the under-accrual of earn outs due to the FAS 141R Changes, and (b) net income (or loss) of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis shall not include gains (or, if applicable, losses) resulting from or in connection with (i) restructuring of indebtedness, (ii) sales of property, (iii) sales or redemptions of preferred stock, (iv) non-cash asset impairment charges or (v) other non-cash items including items with respect to Excluded Capital Leases.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or such other principles as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession in the United States, that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied.
Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other applicable nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).
Guarantee” means, as to any Person: (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation payable or performable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other obligation, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation, (iv) to guaranty to any Person rental income levels (or shortfalls) or re‑tenanting costs (including tenant improvements, moving expenses, lease commissions and any other costs associated with procuring new tenants); provided that such obligations shall be determined to be equal to the maximum potential amount of the payments due from the Person guaranteeing the applicable rental income levels over the term of the applicable lease or (v) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part); or (b) any lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any primary obligor, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien). The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated

    



or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith; provided that, to the extent any Guarantee is limited by its terms, then the amount of such Guarantee shall be deemed to be the stated or determinable amount of such Guarantee. The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.
Guarantors” means, collectively, the Parent REIT, all Subsidiaries of the Borrower as of the Closing Date and as identified on the signature pages hereto as a “Guarantor” as of the Closing Date (excluding all Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date), each Person that is required to be a Guarantor pursuant to Section 6.12 (including any Subsidiary that owns an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property), unless such subsidiary is a Non-Guarantor Subsidiary or has otherwise been released from its obligations pursuant to Section 6.13, and, with respect to the payment and performance by each Specified Loan Party of its obligations under Section 11 with respect to all Swap Obligations, the Borrower, in each case together with their successors and permitted assigns.
Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes and all hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and all other substances or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Laws.
Hedge Bank” means any Lender or Affiliate of a Lender, in its capacity as a party to a Swap Contract that is not otherwise prohibited under Section 6 or 7.
Immaterial Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary whose assets constitute less than one percent (1%) of Consolidated Total Asset Value; provided that if at any time the aggregate Consolidated Total Asset Value of the “Immaterial Subsidiaries” exceeds ten percent (10%) of all Consolidated Total Asset Value, then the Borrower shall designate certain “Immaterial Subsidiaries” as Guarantors such that the aggregate Consolidated Total Asset Value of the “Immaterial Subsidiaries” which are not Guarantors does not exceed ten percent (10%) of all Consolidated Total Asset Value.
Increase Effective Date” has the meaning given to such term in Section 2.12(d).
Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP:
(a)    all obligations of such Person for borrowed money and all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments;
(b)    all direct or contingent obligations of such Person arising under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments;
(c)    net obligations of such Person under any Swap Contract;
(d)    all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business and, in each case, not overdue by more than ninety (90) days after such trade account payable was created, except to the extent that any such trade payables are being disputed in good faith);

    



(e)    indebtedness (excluding prepaid interest thereon) secured by a Lien on property owned or being purchased by such Person (including indebtedness arising under conditional sales or other title retention agreements), whether or not such indebtedness shall have been assumed by such Person or is limited in recourse;
(f)    capital leases (other than Excluded Capital Leases) and Synthetic Lease Obligations;
(g)    all obligations of such Person to purchase, redeem, retire, defease or otherwise make any payment in respect of any Equity Interest in such Person or any other Person, valued, in the case of a redeemable preferred interest, at the greater of its voluntary or involuntary liquidation preference plus accrued and unpaid dividends; and
(h)    all Guarantees of such Person in respect of any of the foregoing.
For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall include, without duplication, the Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer. The amount of any net obligation under any Swap Contract on any date shall be deemed to be the Swap Termination Value thereof as of such date. The amount of any capital lease (other than an Excluded Capital Lease) or Synthetic Lease Obligation as of any date shall be deemed to be the amount of Attributable Indebtedness in respect thereof as of such date.
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 (a), Other Taxes.
Indemnitees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.04(b).
Information” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07.
Intangible Assets” means assets that are considered to be intangible assets under GAAP, including customer lists, goodwill, computer software, copyrights, trade names, trademarks, patents, franchises, licenses, unamortized deferred charges, unamortized debt discount and capitalized research and development costs.
Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date; provided, however, that if any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Rate Loan exceeds three (3) months, the respective dates that fall every three (3) months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan, the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and the Maturity Date.
Interest Period” means, as to each Eurodollar Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurodollar Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Rate Loan and ending on the date one (1), two (2), three (3) or six (6) months thereafter (in each case, subject to availability), as selected by the Borrower in its Committed Loan Notice; provided that:
(a)    any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such Business Day falls in another calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day;

    



(b)    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 calendar month at the end of such Interest Period; and
(c)    no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date.
Investment” means, as to any Person, any direct or indirect acquisition or investment by such Person, whether by means of (a) the purchase or other acquisition of capital stock or other securities of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, Guarantee or assumption of debt of, or purchase or other acquisition of any other debt or equity participation or interest in, another Person, including any partnership or joint venture interest in such other Person and any arrangement pursuant to which the investor Guarantees Indebtedness of such other Person, or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of assets of another Person that constitute a business unit. For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment.
Investment Grade Rating” means a Debt Rating for the Parent REIT or the Borrower of BBB- or better from S&P, Baa3 or better from Moody’s or BBB- or better from Fitch.
IP Rights” has the meaning specified in Section 5.18.
Joinder Agreement” means a Joinder Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit E, executed and delivered by a new Guarantor in accordance with the provisions of Section 6.12.
Lease” means a lease, sublease, license, concession agreement or other agreement providing for the use or occupancy of any portion of any Real Property (and any personal property related thereto that is covered by such lease, sublease, license, concession agreement or other agreement) owned or ground leased by any Loan Party, including all amendments, supplements, restatements, assignments and other modifications thereto.
Lender” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph.
Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender described as such in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, which office may include any Affiliate of such Lender or any domestic or foreign branch of such Lender or such Affiliate. Unless the context otherwise requires each reference to a Lender shall include its applicable Lending Office.
LIBOR” has the meaning specified in the definition of Eurodollar Rate.
Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement in the nature of a security interest of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any easement, right of way or other encumbrance on title to real property, and any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).
Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to the Borrower under Section 2.
Loan Documents” means this Agreement, each Note and the Fee Letter.

    



Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Borrower and each Guarantor.
London Banking Day” means any day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank eurodollar market.
Major MSA” means the metropolitan statistical area of any of the following: (a) New York City, New York; (b) Chicago, Illinois; (c) Washington, DC; (d) Los Angeles, California (excluding Santa Monica, California); (e) Boston, Massachusetts; (f) San Diego, California; and (g) San Francisco, California.
Material Adverse Effect” means (a) a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect upon, the operations, business, properties, liabilities (actual or contingent) or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole; (b) a material impairment of the ability of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties taken as a whole to perform their respective obligations under any Loan Document; or (c) a material adverse effect upon the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against any Loan Party of any Loan Document to which it is a party.
Material Lease” shall mean as to any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property (a) any Lease of such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property (and any personal property assets related thereto) between the applicable Loan Party that owns such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property and any TRS, (b) any Lease which, individually or when aggregated with all other Leases at such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property with the same tenant or any of its Affiliates, accounts for ten percent (10%) or more of such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property’s revenue, or (c) any Lease which contains any option, offer, right of first refusal or other similar entitlement to acquire all or any portion of the Property.
Maturity Date” means January 10, 2021.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.
Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA that is subject to Title IV of ERISA, to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five (5) plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.
Multiple Employer Plan” means any employee benefit plan which has two (2) or more contributing sponsors (including the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate) at least two (2) of whom are not under common control, as such a plan is described in Section 4064 of ERISA.
Negative Pledge” means a provision of any agreement (other than this Agreement or any other Loan Document) that prohibits the creation of any Lien on any assets of a Person; provided, however, that neither (a) an agreement that establishes a maximum ratio of unsecured debt to unencumbered assets, or of secured debt to total assets, or that otherwise conditions a Person’s ability to encumber its assets upon the maintenance of one or more specified ratios that limit such Person’s ability to encumber its assets but that do not generally prohibit the encumbrance of its assets, or the encumbrance of specific assets nor (b) any requirement for the grant in favor of the holders of any Unsecured Indebtedness of an equal and ratable Lien in connection with a pledge of any property or asset to secure the Obligations, shall constitute a “Negative Pledge” for purposes of this Agreement.
Net Operating Income” means, with respect to any Real Property and for the most recently ended Calculation Period, an amount equal to (a) the aggregate gross revenues from the operations of such Real Property during the applicable Calculation Period, minus (b) the sum of (i) all expenses and other proper

    



charges incurred in connection with the operation of such Real Property during such period pro-rated as appropriate (including real estate taxes, but excluding any management fees, debt service charges, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and other non-cash expenses), and (ii) a base management fee that is the greater of three percent (3.0%) of the aggregate revenues from the operations of such Real Property during such period or actual management fees paid and (iii) an annual replacement reserve equal to four percent (4.0%) of the aggregate revenues from the operations of such Real Property.
New Property” means each Real Property acquired by the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis and all Unconsolidated Affiliates (as the case may be) from the date of acquisition for a period of six (6) full fiscal quarters after the acquisition thereof; provided, however, that, upon the Seasoned Date for any New Property (or any earlier date selected by Borrower), such New Property shall be converted to a Seasoned Property and shall cease to be a New Property.
Net Proceeds” means, with respect to any Equity Issuance by any Consolidated Party, the amount of cash received by such Consolidated Party in connection with any such transaction after deducting therefrom the aggregate, without duplication, of the following amounts to the extent properly attributable to such transaction and such amounts are usual, customary, and reasonable: (a) brokerage commissions; (b) attorneys’ fees; (c) finder’s fees; (d) financial advisory fees; (e) accounting fees; (f) underwriting fees; (g) investment banking fees; and (h) other commissions, costs, fees, expenses and disbursements related to such Equity Issuance, in each case to the extent paid or payable by such Consolidated Party.
Non-Consenting Lender” means any Lender that does not approve any consent, waiver or amendment that (a) requires the approval of all Lenders or all affected Lenders in accordance with the terms of Section 10.01 and (b) has been approved by the Required Lenders.
Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
Non-Guarantor Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary (whether direct or indirect) of the Borrower, other than any Subsidiary which owns an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property or any Subsidiary which owns any of the Equity Interests of any such Subsidiary, which (a) is a TRS; (b) is DC Hotel Trust; (c) is (i) formed for or converted to the specific purpose of holding title to Real Property assets which are collateral for Indebtedness owing or to be owed by such Subsidiary, provided that such Indebtedness must be incurred or assumed within ninety (90) days (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in writing) of such formation or conversion or such Subsidiary shall cease to qualify as a Non‑Guarantor Subsidiary, and (ii) expressly prohibited in writing from guaranteeing Indebtedness of any other person or entity pursuant to (A) a provision in any document, instrument or agreement evidencing such Indebtedness of such Subsidiary or (B) a provision of such Subsidiary’s Organization Documents, in each case, which provision was included in such Organization Document or such other document, instrument or agreement at the request of the applicable third party creditor and as an express condition to the extension or assumption of such Indebtedness; provided that a Subsidiary meeting the requirements set forth in this clause (c) shall only remain a “Non-Guarantor Subsidiary” for so long as (1) each of the foregoing requirements set forth in this clause (c) are satisfied, (2) such Subsidiary does not guarantee any other Indebtedness and (3) the Indebtedness with respect to which the restrictions noted in clause (c) (ii) are imposed remains outstanding; (d)(i) becomes a Subsidiary following the Closing Date, (ii) is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Borrower, and (iii) with respect to which the Borrower and its Affiliates, as applicable, do not have sufficient voting power to cause such Subsidiary to become a Guarantor hereunder; or (e) is an Immaterial Subsidiary.

    



Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of a Lender evidencing Loans made by such Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit B.
Obligations” means all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan, or any Swap Contract entered into by any Loan Party with any Lender or its Affiliate as a counterparty with respect to the Loans, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding; provided that the “Obligations” with respect to a Guarantor shall exclude any Excluded Swap Obligations of such Guarantor.
OFAC” means the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury.
Operating Property Value” means, at any date of determination, (a) for each Seasoned Property, (i) the Adjusted NOI for such Real Property divided by (ii) the applicable Capitalization Rate, and (b) for each New Property, the GAAP book value for such New Property (until the Seasoned Date or such earlier date as elected by the Borrower by written notice to the Administrative Agent).
Organization Documents” means, (a) with respect to any corporation, the certificate or articles of incorporation and the bylaws (or equivalent or comparable constitutive documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction); (b) with respect to any limited liability company, the certificate or articles of formation or organization and operating agreement; and (c) with respect to any partnership, joint venture, trust or other form of business entity, the partnership, joint venture or other applicable agreement of formation or organization and any agreement, instrument, filing or notice with respect thereto filed in connection with its formation or organization with the applicable Governmental Authority in the jurisdiction of its formation or organization and, if applicable, any certificate or articles of formation or organization of such entity.
Other MSA” means any metropolitan statistical area other than a Major MSA. For the avoidance of doubt, Santa Monica, California shall constitute an Other MSA.
Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).
Other 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 3.06).
Outstanding Amount” means, with respect to Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Loans occurring on such date.
Parent REIT” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph.

    



Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).
PATRIOT Act” means the USA PATRIOT Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Pebblebrook Hotel Lessee” means Pebblebrook Hotel Lessee, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its permitted successors.
Pension Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is subject to Title IV of ERISA and is sponsored or maintained by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate or to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate contributes or has an obligation to contribute, or in the case of a Multiple Employer Plan, has made contributions at any time during the immediately preceding five (5) plan years.
Permitted Liens” has the meaning specified in Section 7.01.
Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.
Plan” means any “employee benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) other than a Multiemployer Plan established by the Borrower or, with respect to any such plan that is subject to Section 412 of the Code or Title IV of ERISA, any ERISA Affiliate.
Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
PNC Bank” means PNC Bank, National Association and its successors.
Pro Forma Basis” means, for purposes of calculating (utilizing the principles set forth in Section 1.03(c)) compliance with each of the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 in respect of a proposed transaction, that such transaction shall be deemed to have occurred as of the first day of the four (4) fiscal‑quarter period ending as of the most recent fiscal quarter end preceding the date of such transaction with respect to which the Administrative Agent has received the Required Financial Information. As used herein, “transaction” shall mean (a) any Borrowing, (b) any incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness as referred to in Section 7.03(f), (c) any removal of an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property from qualification as such pursuant to Section 7.05(a) or (b) or any other Disposition as referred to in Section 7.05, or (d) any acquisition of any Person (whether by merger or otherwise) or other property. In connection with any calculation relating to the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 upon giving effect to a transaction on a Pro Forma Basis:
(i)    for purposes of any such calculation in respect of any incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness as referred to in Section 7.03(f), any Indebtedness which is retired in connection with such incurrence or assumption shall be excluded and deemed to have been retired as of the first day of the applicable period;
(ii)    for purposes of any such calculation in respect of any removal of an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property from qualification as such pursuant to Section 7.05 or any other Disposition as referred to in Section 7.05, (A) income statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the Person or property disposed of shall be excluded, (B) any Indebtedness which is retired in

    



connection with such transaction shall be excluded and deemed to have been retired as of the first day of the applicable period, and (C) pro forma adjustments shall be included to the extent that such adjustments would give effect to events that are (1) directly attributable to such transaction, (2) expected to have a continuing impact on the Consolidated Parties and (3) factually supportable (in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent); and
(iii)    for purposes of any such calculation in respect of any acquisition of any Person (whether by merger or otherwise) or other property, (A) income statement items (whether positive or negative) and capital expenditures attributable to the Person or property acquired shall be deemed to be included as of the first day of the applicable period, and (B) pro forma adjustments (with the calculated amounts annualized to the extent the period from the date of such acquisition through the most-recently ended fiscal quarter is not at least twelve (12) months or four (4) fiscal quarters, in the case of any applicable period that is based on twelve months or four (4) fiscal quarters) shall be included to the extent that such adjustments would give effect to events that are (1) directly attributable to such transaction, (2) expected to have a continuing impact on the Consolidated Parties and (3) factually supportable (in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent).
Public Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
QRS” means a Person qualifying for treatment either as a “qualified REIT subsidiary” under Section 856(i) of the Code, or as an entity disregarded as an entity separate from its owner under Treasury Regulations under Section 7701 of the Code.
Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, at any time, each Loan Party with total assets exceeding $10,000,000 or that qualifies at such time as an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act and can cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Real Properties” means, at any time, a collective reference to each of the facilities and real properties owned or leased by the Borrower or any other Subsidiary or in which any such Person has an interest at such time; and “Real Property” means any one of such Real Properties.
Recipient” means the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder.
Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(c).
REIT” means a Person qualifying for treatment as a “real estate investment trust” under the Code.
Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees, administrators, managers, advisors and representatives of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.
Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the thirty (30) day notice period has been waived.
Required Financial Information” means, with respect to each fiscal period or quarter of the Borrower, (a) the financial statements required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) for such fiscal period or quarter of the Parent REIT, and (b) the Compliance Certificate required by Section 6.02(a) to be delivered with the financial statements described in clause (a) above.

    



Required Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Total Credit Exposures representing at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the Total Credit Exposures of all Lenders; provided, that at any time if there are only two (2) Lenders, “Required Lenders” shall mean both such Lenders. The Total Credit Exposure of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in determining Required Lenders at any time.
Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, vice president of finance, treasurer, or controller of a Loan Party, and solely for purposes of the delivery of incumbency certificates pursuant to Section 4.01, the secretary or any assistant secretary of a Loan Party and, solely for purposes of notices given pursuant to Section 2, any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party so designated by any of the foregoing officers in a notice to the Administrative Agent. Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party.
Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any capital stock or other Equity Interest of the Parent REIT or any Subsidiary or any Unconsolidated Affiliate, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such capital stock or other Equity Interest, or on account of any return of capital to the Parent REIT’s shareholders, partners or members (or the equivalent Person thereof); provided that, to the extent the calculation of the amount of any dividend or other distribution for purposes of this definition of “Restricted Payment” includes amounts allocable to Unconsolidated Affiliates, such calculation shall be without duplication and shall only include such amounts to the extent attributable to any Unconsolidated Affiliate Interests.
Risk Based Capital Guidelines” means (a) the risk-based capital guidelines in effect in the United States on the date of this Agreement, including transition rules and (b) the corresponding capital regulations promulgated by regulatory authorities outside the United States including transition rules, and any amendments to such regulations adopted prior to the date of this Agreement.
S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and any successor thereto.
Sale and Leaseback Transaction” means any arrangement pursuant to which any Consolidated Party, directly or indirectly, becomes liable as lessee, guarantor or other surety with respect to any lease, whether an operating lease or a capital lease, of any property (a) which such Consolidated Party has sold or transferred (or is to sell or transfer) to a Person which is not a Consolidated Party or (b) which such Consolidated Party intends to use for substantially the same purpose as any other property which has been sold or transferred (or is to be sold or transferred) by such Consolidated Party to another Person which is not a Consolidated Party in connection with such lease.
Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, any country or territory which is itself the subject or target of any comprehensive Sanctions.
Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person or group listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or any EU member state, (b) any Person or group operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country, (c) any agency, political subdivision or instrumentality of the government

    



of a Sanctioned Country or (d) any Person fifty percent (50%) or more owned, directly or indirectly, by any of the above.
Sanction(s)” means 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 OFAC or the U.S. Department of State or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom.
Seasoned Date” means the first day on which an acquired Real Property has been owned for six (6) full fiscal quarters following the date of acquisition of such Real Property.
Seasoned Property” means (a) each Real Property (other than a New Property) owned by the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis and all Unconsolidated Affiliates (as the case may be) and (b) upon the occurrence of the Seasoned Date of any New Property, such Real Property.
SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.
Secured Debt” means, for any given calculation date, without duplication, the total aggregate principal amount of any Indebtedness of the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis that is secured in any manner by any lien (other than Permitted Liens of the type described in Section 7.01(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (g), (h) and (j)); provided that (a) Indebtedness in respect of obligations under any capitalized lease shall not be deemed to be “Secured Debt” and (b) Secured Debt shall exclude Excluded Capital Leases.
Shareholders’ Equity” means, as of any date of determination, the sum of (a) consolidated shareholders’ equity of the Consolidated Parties as of that date determined in accordance with GAAP plus (b) without duplication, an amount equal to the aggregate shareholders’ equity of each Unconsolidated Affiliate multiplied by the respective Unconsolidated Affiliate Interest in each such entity.
Solvent” and “Solvency” mean, with respect to any Person on any date of determination, that on such date (a) the fair value of the property of such Person is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including contingent liabilities, of such Person, (b) the present fair salable value of the assets of such Person is not less than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of such Person on its debts as they become absolute and matured, (c) such Person does not intend to, and does not believe that it will, incur debts or liabilities beyond such Person’s ability to pay such debts and liabilities as they mature, (d) such Person is not engaged in business or a transaction, and is not about to engage in business or a transaction, for which such Person’s property would constitute an unreasonably small capital, and (e) such Person is able to pay its debts and liabilities, contingent obligations and other commitments as they mature in the ordinary course of business. The amount of contingent liabilities at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in the light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.
Specified Loan Party” means any Loan Party that is not an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act (determined prior to giving effect to Section 11.08).
Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which a majority of the shares of securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or

    



both, by such Person. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of the Parent REIT.
Subsidiary TRS” means any TRS other than Pebblebrook Hotel Lessee.
Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.
Swap Obligations” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of Section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Swap Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Swap Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Swap Contracts, 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).
Synthetic Lease Obligation” means the monetary obligation of a Person under (a) a so-called synthetic, off-balance sheet or tax retention lease, or (b) an agreement for the use or possession of property creating obligations that do not appear on the balance sheet of such Person but which, upon the insolvency or bankruptcy of such Person, would be characterized as the indebtedness of such Person (without regard to accounting treatment).
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.
Threshold Amount” means $25,000,000.
Total Credit Exposure” means, as to any Lender at any time, the unused Commitments and Total Outstandings of such Lender at such time.
Total Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Loans.
TRS” means each of (a) Pebblebrook Hotel Lessee and (b) each other taxable REIT subsidiary that is a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Pebblebrook Hotel Lessee.

    



Type” means, with respect to a Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Rate Loan.
Unconsolidated Affiliate” means any corporation, partnership, association, joint venture or other entity in each case which is not a Consolidated Party and in which a Consolidated Party owns, directly or indirectly, any Equity Interest.
Unconsolidated Affiliate Funded Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination for any Unconsolidated Affiliate, the product of (a) the sum of (i) the outstanding principal amount of all obligations of such Unconsolidated Affiliate, whether current or long-term, for borrowed money and all obligations of such Unconsolidated Affiliate evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments, (ii) all purchase money Indebtedness of such Unconsolidated Affiliate, (iii) all obligations of such Unconsolidated Affiliate arising under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments, (iv) all obligations of such Unconsolidated Affiliate in respect of forward purchase agreements or the deferred purchase price of any property or services (other than trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business), (v) Attributable Indebtedness of such Unconsolidated Affiliate in respect of capital leases and Synthetic Lease Obligations, (vi) without duplication, all Guarantees of such Unconsolidated Affiliate with respect to outstanding Indebtedness of the types specified in clauses (i) through (v) above of Persons other than such Unconsolidated Affiliate, and (vii) all Indebtedness of such Unconsolidated Affiliate of the types referred to in clauses (i) through (vi) above of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Unconsolidated Affiliate is a general partner or joint venturer, multiplied by (b) the respective Unconsolidated Affiliate Interest of each Consolidated Party in such Unconsolidated Affiliate.
Unconsolidated Affiliate Interest” means the percentage of the Equity Interests owned by a Consolidated Party in an Unconsolidated Affiliate accounted for pursuant to the equity method of accounting under GAAP.
Unencumbered Borrowing Base Entity” means, as of any date of determination, any Person that owns (or leases as ground lessee pursuant to an Eligible Ground Lease) an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property.
Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties” means, as of any date, a collective reference to each Real Property listed in the most recent Compliance Certificate delivered by the Borrower hereunder that meets the following criteria:
(i)such Real Property is, or is expected to be, a “luxury”, “upper upscale”, or “upscale” full or select service hotel located in the United States;
(ii)such Real Property is wholly-owned, directly or indirectly, by the Borrower or a Subsidiary of the Borrower in fee simple or ground leased pursuant to an Eligible Ground Lease (and such Real Property, whether owned in fee simple by the Borrower or a Subsidiary of the Borrower or ground leased pursuant to an Eligible Ground Lease, is leased to the applicable TRS);
(iii)if such Real Property is owned or ground leased pursuant to an Eligible Ground Lease by a Subsidiary of the Borrower, then (A) such Subsidiary is a Guarantor (unless such Subsidiary has been released as, or is not required to be, a Guarantor pursuant to the terms of Section 6.13), (B) the Borrower directly or indirectly owns at least ninety percent (90%) of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of such Subsidiary, and (C) such Subsidiary is controlled exclusively by the Borrower and/or one or more Wholly Owned Subsidiaries of the Borrower (including control over operating activities of such Subsidiary and the ability of such Subsidiary to dispose of, grant

    



Liens in, or otherwise encumber assets, incur, repay and prepay Indebtedness, provide Guarantees and make Restricted Payments, in each case without any requirement for the consent of any other Person);
(iv)such Real Property is free of any Liens (other than Permitted Liens of the type described in Section 7.01(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (g), (h) and (j)) or Negative Pledges;
(v)such Real Property is free of all material title defects;
(vi)if such Real Property is subject to an Eligible Ground Lease, then there is no default by the lessee under the Eligible Ground Lease and such Eligible Ground Lease is in full force and effect;
(vii)such Real Property is free of all material structural defects;
(viii)such Real Property complies in all material respects with all applicable Environmental Laws and is not subject to any material Environmental Liabilities;
(ix)neither all nor any material portion of such Real Property is subject to any proceeding for the condemnation, seizure or appropriation thereof, nor the subject of negotiations for sale in lieu thereof;
(x)such Real Property has not otherwise been removed as an “Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property” pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement; and
(xi)the Borrower has executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent all documents and taken all actions reasonably required by the Administrative Agent to confirm the rights created or intended to be created under the Loan Documents and the Administrative Agent has received all other evidence and information that it may reasonably require;
provided that, if any Real Property does not meet all of the foregoing criteria, then, upon the request of the Borrower, such Real Property may be included as an “Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property” with the written consent of the Required Lenders.
United States” and “U.S.” mean the United States of America.
Unrestricted Cash” means as of any date of determination, all cash of the Borrower on such date that (a) does not appear (or would not be required to appear) as “restricted” on a balance sheet of the Borrower, (b) is not subject to a Lien in favor of any Person other than Liens granted to the Administrative Agent and statutory Liens in favor of any depositary bank where such cash is maintained, (c) does not consist of or constitute “deposits” or sums legally held by the Borrower in trust for another Person, (d) is not subject to any contractual restriction or obligation regarding the payment thereof for a particular purpose (including insurance proceeds that are required to be used in connection with the repair, restoration or replacement of any property of the Borrower), and (e) is otherwise generally available for use by the Borrower.
Unsecured Indebtedness” means all Indebtedness which is not Secured Debt.
Unsecured Interest Charges” means, as of any date of determination, the greater of (a) Consolidated Interest Charges on the Unsecured Indebtedness for the most recently ended Calculation Period, and (b) the annual amount of implied interest charges on all Unsecured Indebtedness as of such date of determination utilizing an interest rate equal to six percent (6.0%) per annum.
U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States Person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(e)(ii)(B)(3).
Wholly Owned Subsidiary” means, with respect to any direct or indirect Subsidiary of any Person, that one hundred percent (100%) of the Equity Interests with ordinary voting power issued by such Subsidiary

    



(other than directors’ qualifying shares and investments by foreign nationals mandated by Applicable Laws) is beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by such Person.
1.02    Other Interpretive Provisions. With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:

(a)    The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.” The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.” Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including any Organization Document) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein or in any other Loan Document), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (iii) the words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document, shall be construed to refer to such Loan Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision thereof, (iv) all references in a Loan Document to Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, the Loan Document in which such references appear, (v) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing or interpreting such law and any reference to any law or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, and (vi) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.

(b)    In the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including;” the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding;” and the word “through” means “to and including.”

(c)    Section headings herein and in the other Loan Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

1.03    Accounting Terms.

(a)    Generally. All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, GAAP applied on a consistent basis, as in effect from time to time, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the Audited Financial Statements, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of determining compliance with any covenant (including the computation of any financial covenant) contained herein, Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be carried at one hundred percent (100%) of the outstanding principal amount thereof, and the effects of FASB ASC 825 and FASB ASC 470-20 on financial liabilities shall be disregarded.


    



(b)    Changes in GAAP. If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Borrower or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided that, until so amended, (i) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (ii) the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP.

(c)    Financial Covenant Calculation Conventions. Notwithstanding the above, the parties hereto acknowledge and agree that, for purposes of all calculations made under the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 (including without limitation for purposes of the definitions of “Pro Forma Basis” set forth in Section 1.01), (i) after consummation of any Disposition or removal of an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property pursuant to Section 1.06 (A) income statement items (whether income or expense) and capital expenditures attributable to the property disposed of or removed shall, to the extent not otherwise excluded in such income statement items for the Consolidated Parties in accordance with GAAP or in accordance with any defined terms set forth in Section 1.01, be excluded as of the first day of the applicable period and (B) Indebtedness which is retired shall be excluded and deemed to have been retired as of the first day of the applicable period and (ii) after consummation of any acquisition (A) income statement items (whether positive or negative) and capital expenditures attributable to the Person or property acquired shall, to the extent not otherwise included in such income statement items for the Consolidated Parties in accordance with GAAP or in accordance with any defined terms set forth in Section 1.01, be included to the extent relating to any period applicable in such calculations, (B) to the extent not retired in connection with such acquisition, Indebtedness of the Person or property acquired shall be deemed to have been incurred as of the first day of the applicable period, (iii) in connection with any incurrence of Indebtedness, any Indebtedness which is retired in connection with such incurrence shall be excluded and deemed to have been retired as of the first day of the applicable period and (iv) pro forma adjustments may be included to the extent that such adjustments would give effect to items that are (1) directly attributable to the relevant transaction, (2) expected to have a continuing impact on the Consolidated Parties and (3) factually supportable (in the opinion of the Administrative Agent).
(d)Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities. All references herein to consolidated financial statements of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries or to the determination of any amount for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis or any similar reference shall, in each case, be deemed to include each variable interest entity that the Borrower is required to consolidate pursuant to FASB ASC 810 as if such variable interest entity were a Subsidiary as defined herein.

1.04    Rounding. Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).

1.05    Times of Day; Rates. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Eastern time (daylight or standard, as applicable). The Administrative Agent does not warrant, nor accept responsibility, nor shall the Administrative Agent have any liability with respect to, the

    



administration, submission or any other matter related to the rates in the definition of “Eurodollar Rate” or with respect to any comparable or successor rate thereto.

1.06    Addition/Removal of Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties.
(a)    The Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties and the Eligible Ground Leases as of the Closing Date are listed on Schedule 5.23.

(b)    The Borrower may from time to time add an additional Real Property as an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property in a Compliance Certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent in accordance with the terms of Section 6.03(e); provided that no Real Property shall be included as an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property in any Compliance Certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent or in any calculation of any of the components of the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 that refer to “Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties” unless such Real Property satisfies the eligibility criteria set forth in the definition of “Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property.”

(c)    Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, to the extent any property previously-qualifying as an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property ceases to meet the criteria for qualification as such, such property shall be immediately removed from all financial covenant related calculations contained herein. Any such property shall immediately cease to be an “Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property” hereunder and the Borrower shall provide a Compliance Certificate to the Administrative Agent in accordance with the terms of Section 6.03(e) removing such Real Property from the list of Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties.

(d)    The Loan Parties may voluntarily remove any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property from qualification as such (but only in connection with a proposed financing, sale or other Disposition) by deleting such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property in a Compliance Certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent in accordance with the terms of Section 6.03(e), if, and to the extent: (i) the Loan Parties shall, immediately following such removal, be in compliance (on a Pro Forma Basis) with all of the covenants contained in Section 7 of this Agreement; (ii) no Default exists or would result therefrom; and (iii) a minimum of five (5) Real Properties having an aggregate value as determined in accordance with undepreciated GAAP of at least $250,000,000 remain qualified as Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties after such release; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, so long as no Default exists or would result therefrom, the Borrower may have less than five (5) (but not less than four (4)) Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties for one full calendar quarter in any fiscal year. So long as no Default exists or would result therefrom, the Administrative Agent shall release any Subsidiary that owns any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property that is being removed pursuant to this clause (d) from its obligations (accrued or unaccrued) under Section 11 and the Administrative Agent shall promptly, and in any event within five (5) Business Days, execute a Release of Guarantor in the form of Exhibit G attached hereto if such Subsidiary becomes a Non-Guarantor Subsidiary in connection with such removal or will become a Non-Guarantor Subsidiary within ten (10) Business Days of such removal.

2.THE COMMITMENTS AND BORROWINGS

2.01    The Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender severally agrees to make a single loan to the Borrower in an amount not to exceed such Lender’s Commitment; provided that borrowing of loans shall be made on a Business Day during the Availability Period. The Borrowing shall consist of Loans made simultaneously by the Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitment.

    



Amounts borrowed under this Section 2.01 and repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed. Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurodollar Rate Loans, as further provided herein.
2.02    Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans.

(a)Each Borrowing, each conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by (x) telephone or (y) a Committed Loan Notice; provided that any telephonic notice must be confirmed immediately by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Committed Loan Notice. Each such Committed Loan Notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (i) three (3) Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans or of any conversion of Eurodollar Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans, and (ii) on the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans; provided, however, that if the Borrower wishes to request Eurodollar Rate Loans having an Interest Period other than one (1), two (2), three (3) or six (6) months in duration as provided in the definition of “Interest Period,” the applicable notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. four (4) Business Days prior to the requested date of such Borrowing, conversion or continuation, whereupon the Administrative Agent shall give prompt notice to the Lenders of such request and determine whether the requested Interest Period is acceptable to all of them. Not later than 11:00 a.m., three (3) Business Days before the requested date of such Borrowing, conversion or continuation, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower (which notice may be by telephone) whether or not the requested Interest Period has been consented to by all the Lenders. Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof. Each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof. Each Committed Loan Notice shall specify (i) whether the Borrower is requesting a Borrowing, a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Loans are to be converted, and (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto. If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Committed Loan Notice or if the Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Eurodollar Rate Loans having an Interest Period of one (1) month. Any such automatic conversion to Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Eurodollar Rate Loans. If the Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans in any such Committed Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month.

(b)Following receipt of a Committed Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the amount of its Applicable Percentage of the applicable Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Eurodollar Rate Loans described in the preceding subsection. In the case of a Borrowing, each Lender shall make the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 1:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in the applicable Committed Loan Notice. Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (and, if such Borrowing is on the Closing Date, Section 4.01), the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the Borrower in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent

    



either by (i) crediting the account of the Borrower on the books of PNC Bank with the amount of such funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrower.

(c)Except as otherwise provided herein, a Eurodollar Rate Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurodollar Rate Loan. During the existence of a Default or an Event of Default, no Loans may be requested as, converted to or continued as Eurodollar Rate Loans without the consent of the Required Lenders.

(d)The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurodollar Rate Loans upon determination of such interest rate. At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders of any change in PNC Bank’s prime rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the public announcement of such change.

(e)After giving effect to all Borrowings, all conversions of Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than five (5) Interest Periods in effect.

2.03    Prepayments. The Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Loans in whole or in part without penalty or premium; provided that (i) such notice must be in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (A) three (3) Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans and (B) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (ii) any prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof; and (iii) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding. Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid and, if Eurodollar Rate Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Loans. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s ratable portion of such prepayment (based on such Lender’s Applicable Percentage). If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein. Any prepayment of a Eurodollar Rate Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05. Subject to Section 2.13, each such prepayment shall be paid to the Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages.

2.04    Termination or Reduction of Commitments.
The Aggregate Commitments shall be automatically and permanently reduced to zero on the earlier to occur of (a) the date of the borrowing of Loans pursuant to Section 2.01 and (b) the last day of the Availability Period.
2.05    Repayment of Loans.
The Borrower shall repay to the Lenders on the Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of all Loans outstanding on such date.
2.06    Interest.
(a)    Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) below, (i) each Eurodollar Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per

    



annum equal to the Eurodollar Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Margin and (ii) each Base Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin.

(b)    (i)    If any amount of principal of any Loan is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Laws.

(i)If any amount (other than principal of any Loan) payable by the Borrower under any Loan Document is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, then upon the request of the Required Lenders, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Laws.

(ii)Upon the request of the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, the Borrower shall pay interest on the principal amount of all outstanding Obligations hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Laws.

(iii)Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.

(c)    Interest on each Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified herein. Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law.

2.07    Fees. The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent the fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the Fee Letter. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.

2.08    Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Margin.
(a)    All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans (including Base Rate Loans determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate) shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed. All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365-day year). Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 2.10(a), bear interest for one day. Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

(b)    If, as a result of any restatement of or other adjustment to the financial statements of the Borrower or for any other reason, the Borrower or the Lenders determine that (i) the Consolidated Leverage Ratio as calculated by the Borrower as of any applicable date was inaccurate and (ii) a proper calculation of the Consolidated Leverage Ratio would have resulted in higher pricing

    



for such period, the Borrower shall immediately and retroactively be obligated to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Lenders promptly on demand by the Administrative Agent (or, after the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to the Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, automatically and without further action by the Administrative Agent or any Lender), an amount equal to the excess of the amount of interest and fees that should have been paid for such period over the amount of interest and fees actually paid for such period. This paragraph shall not limit the rights of the Administrative Agent or any Lender, as the case may be, under Section 2.06(b) or under Section 8. The Borrower’s obligations under this paragraph shall survive until the date that is one (1) year after the date of the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment of all other Obligations hereunder.

2.09    Evidence of Debt.
The Loans made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and by the Administrative Agent in the ordinary course of business. The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error of the amount of the Loans made by the Lenders to the Borrower and the interest and payments thereon. Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrower hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error. Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records. Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.
2.10    Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback.

(a)    General. All payments to be made by the Borrower shall be made free and clear of and without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrower hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars and in immediately available funds not later than 2:00 p.m. on the date specified herein. The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Applicable Percentage (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office. All payments received by the Administrative Agent after 2:00 p.m. shall be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue. If any payment to be made by the Borrower shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be.

(b)    Clawback.

(i)    Funding by Lenders; Presumption by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing of Eurodollar Rate Loans (or, in the case of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to 12:00 noon on the date of such Borrowing) that such Lender will not

    



make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with Section 2.02 (or, in the case of a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, that such Lender has made such share available in accordance with and at the time required by Section 2.02) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in connection with the foregoing, and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans. If the Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrower the amount of such interest paid by the Borrower for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing. Any payment by the Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.

(ii)    Payments by Borrower; Presumptions by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders the amount due. In such event, if the Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender, in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or the Borrower with respect to any amount owing under this subsection (b) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(c)    Failure to Satisfy Conditions Precedent. If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Section 2, and such funds are not made available to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Borrowing set forth in Section 4 are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, with interest earned thereon at the Federal Funds Rate until returned.


    



(d)    Obligations of Lenders Several. The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Loans and to make payments pursuant to Section 10.04(c) are several and not joint. The failure of any Lender to make any Loan or to make any payment under Section 10.04(c) on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Loan or to make its payment under Section 10.04(c).

(e)    Funding Source. Nothing herein shall be deemed to obligate any Lender to obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner or to constitute a representation by any Lender that it has obtained or will obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner.

2.11    Sharing of Payments by Lenders. If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of (a) Obligations due and payable to such Lender hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such Obligations due and payable to such Lender at such time to (ii) the aggregate amount of the Obligations due and payable to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time) of payments on account of the Obligations due and payable to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time obtained by all the Lenders at such time or (b) Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to such Lender hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to such Lender at such time to (ii) the aggregate amount of the Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Parties at such time) of payment on account of the Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time obtained by all of the Lenders at such time, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans of the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of Obligations then due and payable to the Lenders or owing (but not due and payable) to the Lenders, as the case may be, provided that:

(i)    if any such participations or subparticipations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations or subparticipations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest; and

(ii)    the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to (x) any payment made by or on behalf of the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender) or (y) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans to any assignee or participant, other than an assignment to the Borrower or any Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section shall apply).
2.12    Increase in Total Credit Exposure.

(a)    Request for Increase. Provided there exists no Default, upon notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders), the Borrower may, from time to time, request an increase in the Total Credit Exposure of all Lenders by an amount (for all such requests) not exceeding $125,000,000; provided that (i) any such request for an increase shall be in a minimum amount of $10,000,000 and, if greater than $10,000,000, in whole increments of

    



$1,000,000 in excess thereof, unless the Administrative Agent and the Borrower agree otherwise, (ii) the Borrower’s right to request an increase in the Total Credit Exposure pursuant to this Section 2.12 shall be exercisable no more than five (5) times and (iii) after giving effect to such increase, the Total Credit Exposure of all Lenders shall not exceed $250,000,000 less the amount of any prepayments of the Outstanding Amount. At the time of sending such notice, the Borrower (in consultation with the Administrative Agent) shall specify the time period within which each Lender is requested to respond (which shall in no event be less than ten (10) Business Days from the date of delivery of such notice to the Lenders).

(b)    Lender Elections to Increase. Each Lender may decline or elect to participate in such requested increase in the Total Credit Exposure of all Lenders in its sole discretion, and each Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent within such time period whether or not it agrees to increase its Total Credit Exposure and, if so, whether by an amount equal to, greater than, or less than its Applicable Percentage of such requested increase. Any Lender not responding within such time period shall be deemed to have declined to increase its Total Credit Exposure.

(c)    Notification by Administrative Agent; Additional Lenders. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and each Lender of the Lenders’ responses to each request made hereunder. To achieve the full amount of a requested increase and subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent (which approvals shall not be unreasonably withheld), the Borrower may also invite additional Eligible Assignees to become Lenders pursuant to a joinder agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel.

(d)    Effective Date and Allocations. If the Total Credit Exposure of any Lenders is increased in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall determine the effective date (the “Increase Effective Date”) and the final allocation of such increase. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the final allocation of such increase and the Increase Effective Date.

(e)    Conditions to Effectiveness of Increase. As a condition precedent to such increase, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of each Loan Party dated as of the Increase Effective Date signed by a Responsible Officer of such Loan Party (i) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such increase, and (ii) in the case of the Borrower, certifying that, before and after giving effect to such increase, (A) the representations and warranties contained in Section 5 and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Increase Effective Date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.12, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01, and (B) no Default exists. To the extent that the increase of the Commitments shall take the form of a new term loan tranche, this Agreement shall be amended, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, to include such terms as are customary for a term loan commitment. The Borrower shall prepay any Loans outstanding on the Increase Effective Date (and pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05) to the extent necessary to keep the outstanding Loans ratable with any revised Applicable Percentages arising from any nonratable increase in the Total Credit Exposure of any Lender under this Section, and each Loan Party shall execute and deliver such documents or instruments as the Administrative

    



Agent may require to evidence such increase in the Total Credit Exposure of any Lender and to ratify each such Loan Party’s continuing obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents.

(f)Conflicting Provisions. This Section shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.11 or 10.01 to the contrary.

2.13    Defaulting Lenders.

(a)    Adjustments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as that Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by Applicable Laws:

(i)Waivers and Amendments. Such Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definition of “Required Lenders” and Section 10.01.

(ii)Defaulting Lender Waterfall. Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Section 8 or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 10.08 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; third, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement; fourth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; fifth, so long as no Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and sixth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Loans were made at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments hereunder. Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.

(b)    Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrower and the Administrative Agent agree in writing that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions

    



set forth therein, that Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Loans to be held on a pro rata basis by the Lenders in accordance with their Applicable Percentages, whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.

3.TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

3.01    Taxes.

(a)Payments Free of Taxes; Obligation to Withhold; Payments on Account of Taxes.

(i)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 Laws (as determined in the good faith discretion of the Administrative Agent) require the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by the Administrative Agent or a Loan Party, then the Administrative Agent or such Loan Party shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding, upon the basis of the information and documentation to be delivered pursuant to subsection (e) below.

(ii)If any Loan Party or the Administrative Agent shall be required by the Code to withhold or deduct any Taxes, including both United States Federal backup withholding and withholding taxes, from any payment, then (A) the Administrative Agent shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by the Administrative Agent to be required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) the Administrative Agent shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with the Code, and (C) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes, the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after any required withholding or the making of all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.

(iii)If any Loan Party or the Administrative Agent shall be required by any Applicable Laws other than the Code to withhold or deduct any Taxes from any payment, then (A) such Loan Party or the Administrative Agent, as required by such Applicable Laws, shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by it to be required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) such Loan Party or the Administrative Agent, to the extent required by such Applicable Laws, shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with such Laws, and (C) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes, the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall

    



be increased as necessary so that after any required withholding or the making of all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.

(b)Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrower. Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) above, the Borrower shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with Applicable Laws, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.

(c)Tax Indemnifications.

(i)The Borrower shall, and does hereby, indemnify each Recipient, and shall make payment in respect thereof within ten (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 3.01) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient, and any penalties, interest and 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. The Borrower shall, and does hereby, indemnify the Administrative Agent, and shall make payment in respect thereof within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for any amount which a Lender for any reason fails to pay indefeasibly to the Administrative Agent as required pursuant to Section 3.01(c)(ii) below.

(ii)Each Lender shall, and does hereby, severally indemnify, and shall make payment in respect thereof within ten (10) days after demand therefor, (x) the Administrative Agent against any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that the Borrower has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Borrower to do so), (y) the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, as applicable, against any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 10.06(d) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (z) the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, as applicable, against any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower 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 absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this clause (ii).

(d)Evidence of Payments. Upon request by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, after any payment of Taxes by the Borrower or by the Administrative Agent to a Governmental Authority as provided in this Section 3.01, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent or the Administrative Agent shall deliver to the Borrower, as the case may be,

    



the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of any return required by Applicable Laws to report such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be.

(e)Status of Lenders; Tax Documentation.

(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 3.01(e)(ii)(A), 3.01(e)(ii)(B) and 3.01(e)(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 originals of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;

(B)any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

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

(3)in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit F-1 to the effect that such Foreign 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 originals of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable; or

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

(C)any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; 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 to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

(iii)Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 3.01 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.

(f)Treatment of Certain Refunds. Unless required by Applicable Law, at no time shall the Administrative Agent have any obligation to file for or otherwise pursue on behalf of a Lender, or have any obligation to pay to any Lender, any refund of Taxes withheld or deducted from funds paid for the account of such Lender. If any Recipient 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 by the Borrower or with respect to which the Borrower has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 3.01, it shall pay to the Borrower an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by the Borrower under this Section 3.01 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) incurred by such Recipient, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund), provided that the Borrower, upon the request of the Recipient, agrees to repay the amount paid over to the Borrower (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Recipient in the event the Recipient is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this subsection, in no event will the applicable Recipient be required to pay any amount to the Borrower pursuant to this subsection the payment of which would place the Recipient in a less favorable net after-Tax position than such Recipient would have been in if the indemnification payments or additional amounts giving rise to such refund had never been paid. This subsection shall not be construed to require any Recipient to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to its taxes that it deems confidential) to the Borrower or any other Person.
(g)Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.01 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 Aggregate Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.

3.02    Illegality. If any Lender determines that any Applicable Laws have made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars in the London interbank market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrower through the Administrative Agent, (i) any obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurodollar Rate Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be suspended, and (ii) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Base Rate Loans the interest rate on which is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, (x) the Borrower shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to

    



the Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all Eurodollar Rate Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans (the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate), either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans and (y) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate, the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Base Rate applicable to such Lender without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component thereof until the Administrative Agent is advised in writing by such Lender that it is no longer illegal for such Lender to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrower shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted.

3.03    Inability to Determine Rates. If in connection with any request for a Eurodollar Rate Loan or a conversion to or continuation thereof (a) the Administrative Agent determines that (i) Dollar deposits are not being offered to banks in the London interbank eurodollar market for the applicable amount and Interest Period of such Eurodollar Rate Loan or (ii) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan or in connection with an existing or proposed Base Rate Loan (in each case with respect to clause (a)(i) above, “Impacted Loans”), or (b) the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders determine that for any reason the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Eurodollar Rate Loan, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrower and each Lender. Thereafter, (x) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be suspended (to the extent of the affected Eurodollar Rate Loans or Interest Periods), and (y) in the event of a determination described in the preceding sentence with respect to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, the utilization of the Eurodollar Rate component in determining the Base Rate shall be suspended, in each case until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans (to the extent of the affected Eurodollar Rate Loans or Interest Periods) or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in the amount specified therein.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Administrative Agent has made the determination described in clause (a)(i) of this Section, the Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Borrower and the affected Lenders, may establish an alternative interest rate for the Impacted Loans, in which case, such alternative rate of interest shall apply with respect to the Impacted Loans until (1) the Administrative Agent revokes the notice delivered with respect to the Impacted Loans under clause (a) of the first sentence of this Section, (2) the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders notify the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that such alternative interest rate does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding the Impacted Loans, or (3) any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for such Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to such alternative rate of interest or to determine or charge interest rates based upon such rate or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to do any of the foregoing and provides the Administrative Agent and the Borrower written notice thereof.

    



3.04    Increased Costs; Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans.
(a)    Increased Costs Generally. If any Change in Law shall:

(i)impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement contemplated by Section 3.04(e));

(ii)subject any Recipient 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; or

(iii)impose on any Lender or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense affecting this Agreement or Eurodollar Rate Loans made by such Lender;

and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender of making, converting, continuing or maintaining any Loan the interest on which is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon request of such Lender, the Borrower will pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.
(b)    Capital Requirements. If any Lender determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or any Lending Office of such Lender or such Lender’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by such Lender to a level below that which such Lender or such Lender’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy), then from time to time the Borrower will pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Lender’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.

(c)    Certificates for Reimbursement. A certificate of a Lender setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this Section 3.04 and delivered to the Borrower shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.

(d)    Delay in Requests. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 3.04 shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s right to demand such compensation, provided that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 3.04 for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than nine (9) months prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Change in Law giving

    



rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the nine-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).

(e)    Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans. The Borrower shall pay to each Lender, as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency funds or deposits (currently known as “Eurocurrency liabilities”), additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Eurodollar Rate Loan equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocated to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive), which shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan, provided the Borrower shall have received at least ten (10) days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest from such Lender. If a Lender fails to give notice ten (10) days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest shall be due and payable ten (10) days from receipt of such notice.

3.05    Compensation for Losses. Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, the Borrower shall promptly compensate such Lender for and hold such Lender harmless from any loss, cost or expense incurred by it as a result of:

(a)    any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan (whether voluntary, mandatory, automatic, by reason of acceleration, or otherwise);

(b)    any failure by the Borrower (for a reason other than the failure of such Lender to make a Loan) to prepay, borrow, continue or convert any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on the date or in the amount notified by the Borrower; or

(c)    any assignment of a Eurodollar Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 10.13;

including any loss or expense arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained. The Borrower shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.
For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrower to the Lenders under this Section 3.05, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each Eurodollar Rate Loan made by it at the Eurodollar Rate for such Loan by a matching deposit or other borrowing in the London interbank eurodollar market for a comparable amount and for a comparable period, whether or not such Eurodollar Rate Loan was in fact so funded.
3.06    Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.

(a)    Designation of a Different Lending Office. Each Lender may make any Loan to the Borrower through any Lending Office; provided that the exercise of this option shall not affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay the Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or requires the Borrower to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01, or if any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then, at the request of Borrower, such Lender shall, as applicable, use reasonable efforts

    



to designate a different Lending Office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.01 or 3.04, as the case may be, in the future, or eliminate the need for the notice pursuant to Section 3.02, as applicable, and (ii) in each case, would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender. The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment.

(b)    Replacement of Lenders. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or if the Borrower is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01 and, in each case, such Lender has declined or is unable to designate a different lending office in accordance with Section 3.06(a), the Borrower may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 10.13.

3.07    Survival. All of the Borrower’s obligations under this Section 3 shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments, repayment of all other Obligations hereunder and resignation of the Administrative Agent.

4.
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

4.01    Conditions to Closing Date
. The occurrence of the Closing Date is subject to satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:
(a)The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals or telecopies (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party, each dated the Closing Date (or, in the case of certificates of governmental officials, a recent date before the Closing Date) and each in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and each of the Lenders:

(i)executed counterparts of this Agreement, sufficient in number for distribution to the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the Borrower;

(ii)a Note executed by the Borrower in favor of each Lender requesting a Note;

(iii)such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan Party as the Administrative Agent may require evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party;

(iv)copies of the Organization Documents of each Loan Party certified to be true and complete as of a recent date by the appropriate Governmental Authority of the state or other jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization, where applicable, and certified by a secretary or assistant secretary of such Borrower to be true and correct as of the Closing Date and such other documents and certifications as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each Loan Party is duly organized or formed, and that each of the Loan Parties is validly existing, in good standing and qualified to engage in

    



business in each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification;

(v)a favorable opinion of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, counsel to the Loan Parties, addressed to the Administrative Agent and each Lender, as to such matters concerning the Loan Parties and the Loan Documents as the Administrative Agent may request;

(vi)a certificate of a Responsible Officer of each Loan Party either (A) attaching copies of all consents, licenses and approvals required in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by such Loan Party and the validity against such Loan Party of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, and such consents, licenses and approvals shall be in full force and effect, or (B) stating that no such consents, licenses or approvals are so required;

(vii)a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower certifying (A) that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a), (b), and (c) have been satisfied, (B) that there has been no event or circumstance since the date of the Audited Financial Statements that has had or could be reasonably expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; and (C) a calculation of the Consolidated Leverage Ratio as of the last day of the fiscal quarter of the Borrower most recently ended prior to the Closing Date;

(viii)a duly completed Compliance Certificate as of the last day of the fiscal quarter of the Borrower ended on March 31, 2015, signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower;

(ix)evidence that all insurance required to be maintained pursuant to the Loan Documents has been obtained and is in effect;

(x)a certificate executed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower as of the Closing Date, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, regarding the Solvency of (A) the Borrower, (B) each of the other Loan Parties, and (C) the Consolidated Parties on a consolidated basis; and

(xi)such other assurances, certificates, documents, consents or opinions as the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders reasonably may require.

(b)Any fees required to be paid hereunder or under the Fee Letter on or before the Closing Date shall have been paid (provided such fees may be paid from the proceeds of any Loan on the Closing Date).

(c)Unless waived by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall have paid all reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent (directly to such counsel if requested by the Administrative Agent) to the extent invoiced prior to or on the Closing Date, plus such additional amounts of such fees, charges and disbursements as shall constitute its reasonable estimate of such fees, charges and disbursements incurred or to be incurred by it through the closing proceedings (provided that such estimate shall not thereafter preclude a final settling of accounts between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent).

    




(d)The representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Loan Party contained in Section 5 or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Closing Date.

(e)No Default shall exist, or would result from, any Borrowing on the Closing Date or from the application of the proceeds thereof.

(f)There shall not have occurred any event or circumstance since the date of the Audited Financial Statements that has had or could be reasonably expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

(g)The absence of any condition, circumstance, action, suit, investigation or proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower and/or Guarantors, threatened in any court or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 9.03, for purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 4.01, each Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objection thereto.
4.02    Conditions to all Borrowings
. The obligation of each Lender to advance the Borrowings of its Loans is subject to the following conditions precedent:
(a)    The representations and warranties of the Borrower and each other Loan Party contained in Section 5 or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of such Loan, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 4.02, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01.

(b)    No Default shall exist, or would result from such proposed Borrowing or from the application of the proceeds thereof.

(c)    The Borrower shall be in compliance (on a Pro Forma Basis taking into account the applicable Loan) with the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11.

(d)    The Administrative Agent shall have received a Committed Loan Notice in accordance with the requirements hereof.


    



(e)    All of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.01 shall have been satisfied on or prior to date of such requested Borrowing.

Each Committed Loan Notice (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Loans to the other Type or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans) submitted by the Borrower shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a), (b), and (c) have been satisfied on and as of the date of the applicable Borrowing.
5.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

The Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that:
5.01    Existence, Qualification and Power. Each Consolidated Party (a) is duly organized or formed, validly existing and, as applicable, in good standing under the Applicable Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization, (b) has all requisite power and authority and all requisite governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals to (i) own or lease its assets and carry on its business and (ii) execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, and (c) is duly qualified and is licensed and, as applicable, in good standing under the Applicable Laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification or license; except in each case referred to in clause (b)(i) or (c), to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.02    Authorization; No Contravention. The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is party, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and do not and will not (a) contravene the terms of any of such Person’s Organization Documents; (b) conflict with or result in any breach or contravention of, or the creation of any Lien under, or require any payment to be made under (i) any Contractual Obligation to which such Person is a party or affecting such Person or the properties of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries, except in each case, to the extent such violation, breach, Lien or payment could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, or (ii) any order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to which such Person or its property is subject; or (c) violate any Applicable Laws.

5.03    Governmental Authorization; Other Consents. No approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is necessary or required in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

5.04    Binding Effect. This Agreement has been, and each other Loan Document, when delivered hereunder, will have been, duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is party thereto. This Agreement constitutes, and each other Loan Document when so delivered will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable against each Loan Party that is party thereto 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).

5.05    Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.

(a)The Audited Financial Statements (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted

    



therein; (ii) fairly present the financial condition of the Consolidated Parties, on a consolidated basis, as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein; and (iii) show all indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of the Consolidated Parties as of the date thereof, including liabilities for taxes, commitments and Indebtedness, that in each case is material in relation to the business, operations, properties, assets or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Consolidated Parties.

(b)The unaudited consolidated balance sheets of the Consolidated Parties dated March 31, 2015, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for the fiscal quarter ended on that date (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (ii) fairly present the financial condition of the Consolidated Parties as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby, subject, in the case of clauses (i) and (ii), to the absence of footnotes and to normal year-end audit adjustments. Except as otherwise set forth on Schedule 5.05, such financial statements set forth all indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of the Consolidated Parties as of March 31, 2015, including liabilities for taxes, commitments and Indebtedness, that in each case is material in relation to the business, operations, properties, assets or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Consolidated Parties.

(c)Since the date of the Audited Financial Statements, there has been no event or circumstance, either individually or in the aggregate, that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.06    Litigation. There are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Consolidated Party after due and diligent investigation, threatened in writing, at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against any Consolidated Party or against any of their properties or revenues that (a) purport to affect or pertain to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or any of the transactions contemplated hereby, or (b) except as specifically disclosed in Schedule 5.06, if determined adversely, could (either individually or in the aggregate) reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and there has been no material adverse change in the status of, or the financial effect on, any Consolidated Party with respect to the matters described on Schedule 5.06.
5.07    No Default. No Consolidated Party is in default under or with respect to any Contractual Obligation that could, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Default exists or would result from the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

5.08    Ownership of Property; Liens; Investments.

(a)    Each Loan Party has good record and marketable title in fee simple to, or valid leasehold interests in, each of the Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties and/or all other real property necessary or used in the ordinary conduct of its business, except for such defects in title as could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)    The property of each Loan Party is subject to no Liens, other than Liens set forth on Schedule 5.08(b) and Liens permitted by Section 7.01.

    



(c)    Schedule 5.08(c) sets forth a complete and accurate list of all Investments held by any Consolidated Party on the Closing Date, showing as of the Closing Date the amount, obligor or issuer and maturity, if any, thereof.

5.09    Environmental Compliance.

(a)    The Consolidated Parties conduct in the ordinary course of business a review of the effect of existing Environmental Laws and claims alleging potential liability or responsibility for violation of any Environmental Laws on their respective businesses, operations and Real Properties, and as a result thereof the Consolidated Parties have reasonably concluded that, except as specifically disclosed in Schedule 5.09, such Environmental Laws and claims could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)    Except as otherwise set forth in Schedule 5.09, (i) none of the real properties currently or to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Consolidated Party, formerly owned or operated by any Consolidated Party, is listed or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Consolidated Party, proposed for listing on the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Priorities List or on the EPA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information Sharing database or any analogous state or local list, nor to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Consolidated Party is any adjacent property on such list, (ii) no Consolidated Party has operated and, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Consolidated Party, there are no and never have been any underground or above-ground storage tanks or any surface impoundments, septic tanks, pits, sumps or lagoons in which Hazardous Materials are being or have been transported, treated, stored or disposed on any Real Property currently owned or operated by any Consolidated Party or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Consolidated Party, on any real property formerly owned or operated by any Consolidated Party, (iii) or to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Consolidated Party, there is no friable asbestos or asbestos-containing material on any Real Property currently owned or operated by any Consolidated Party, and (iv) Hazardous Materials have not been transported, released, discharged or disposed of on any real property currently or formerly owned or operated by any Consolidated Party except as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(c)    Except as otherwise set forth on Schedule 5.09, no Consolidated Party is undertaking, and has not completed, either individually or together with other potentially responsible parties, any investigation or assessment or remedial or response action relating to any actual or threatened release, discharge or disposal of Hazardous Materials at any site, location or operation, either voluntarily or pursuant to the order of any Governmental Authority or the requirements of any Environmental Laws; and to the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Consolidated Parties all Hazardous Materials generated, used, treated, handled or stored at, or transported to or from, any real property currently or formerly owned or operated by any Consolidated Party have been disposed of in a manner not reasonably expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(d)Except as otherwise set forth on Schedule 5.09, each of the Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties and, to the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Loan Parties, all operations at such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties are in compliance with all Environmental Laws in all material respects, there is no material violation of any Environmental Laws with respect to such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Loan Party, the businesses operated thereon, and there are no conditions

    



relating to such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties or the businesses that could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(e)Except as otherwise set forth on Schedule 5.09, none of the Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties contains, or to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Loan Party has previously contained, any Hazardous Materials at, on or under such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties in amounts or concentrations that constitute or constituted a violation of Environmental Laws that could have a Material Adverse Effect.

(f)Except as otherwise set forth on Schedule 5.09, no Loan Party has received any written or verbal notice of, or inquiry from any Governmental Authority regarding, any violation, alleged violation, non-compliance, liability or potential liability regarding Hazardous Materials or compliance with Environmental Laws with regard to any of its Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties or the businesses located thereon, nor does any Responsible Officer of any Loan Party have knowledge or reason to believe that any such notice will be received or is being threatened.

(g)No Consolidated Party is subject to any judicial proceeding or governmental or administrative action and, to the knowledge of the Responsible Officers of the Consolidated Parties, no such proceeding or action is threatened in writing, under any Environmental Laws that could reasonably be expected to give rise to a Material Adverse Effect, nor are there any consent decrees or other decrees, consent orders, administrative orders or other orders, or other administrative or judicial requirements outstanding under any Environmental Laws with respect to the Consolidated Parties, the Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Consolidated Party, the businesses located thereon that could be reasonably expected to give rise to a Material Adverse Effect.

5.10    Insurance. The properties of the Consolidated Parties are insured with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of the Borrower, in such amounts, with such deductibles and covering such risks as are customarily carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in localities where the applicable Consolidated Party operates. The insurance coverage of the Consolidated Parties with respect to the Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties as of the Closing Date is outlined as to carrier, policy number, expiration date, type and amount on Schedule 5.10.

5.11    Taxes. The Consolidated Parties have filed all Federal and state income and other material tax returns and reports required to be filed, and have paid all Federal and state income and other material taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges levied or imposed upon them or their properties, income or assets otherwise due and payable, except those which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and for which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP. There is no proposed tax assessment against any Consolidated Party that would, if made, have a Material Adverse Effect. No Consolidated Party nor any Subsidiary thereof is party to any tax sharing agreement; provided, however, that any tax protection agreement entered into with a contributor of property to a Consolidated Party (but only to the extent the indemnity or other obligation to such contributor under such tax protection agreement is limited to any capital gains tax that would be due upon a sale or other Disposition of such contributed property and either (i) is limited to an amount that does not exceed one percent (1%) of the total assets of such Consolidated Party or (ii) exceeds one percent (1%) but less than five percent (5%) of the total assets of such Consolidated Party but which indemnity is only triggered by a sale or other Disposition of such contributed property) shall not be considered a tax sharing agreement.


    



5.12    ERISA Compliance.

(a)    Each Plan is in compliance in all material respects with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Code and other Federal or state laws, except to the extent that the failure to so comply would result in, or could reasonably be expected to result in, a Material Adverse Effect. Each Pension Plan that is intended to be a qualified plan under Section 401(a) of the Code has received a favorable determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service to the effect that the form of such Pension Plan is qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code 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 letter is currently being processed by the Internal Revenue Service. To the best knowledge of each Consolidated Party, nothing has occurred that would prevent or cause the loss of the tax-qualified status of any such Pension Plan.

(b)    There are no pending or, to the best knowledge of each Consolidated Party, threatened claims, actions or lawsuits, or action by any Governmental Authority, with respect to any Plan that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. There has been no prohibited transaction or violation of the fiduciary responsibility rules with respect to any Plan that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(c)    (i) No ERISA Event has occurred, and neither the Consolidated Parties nor any ERISA Affiliate is aware of any fact, event or circumstance that could reasonably be expected to constitute or result in an ERISA Event with respect to any Pension Plan; (ii) there has been no failure to satisfy the minimum funding standard applicable to a Pension Plan under Section 412 of the Code and Section 302 of ERISA for any plan year, and no waiver of the minimum funding standards applicable to a Pension Plan under Section 412 of the Code and Section 302 of ERISA for any plan year has been applied for or obtained; (iii) as of the most recent valuation date for any Pension Plan, the funding target attainment percentage (as defined in Section 430(d)(2) of the Code) is sixty percent (60%) or higher and neither the Consolidated Parties nor any ERISA Affiliate knows of any facts or circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause the funding target attainment percentage for any such Pension Plan to drop below sixty percent (60%) as of the most recent valuation date; (iv) neither the Consolidated Parties nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred any liability to the PBGC other than for the payment of premiums, and there are no premium payments which have become due that are unpaid; (v) neither the Consolidated Parties nor any ERISA Affiliate has engaged in a transaction that could be subject to Section 4069 or Section 4212(c) of ERISA; and (vi) no Pension Plan has been terminated by the plan administrator thereof nor by the PBGC, and no event or circumstance has occurred or exists that could reasonably be expected to cause the PBGC to institute proceedings under Title IV of ERISA to terminate any Pension Plan.

(d)    Neither the Consolidated Parties 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 those listed on Schedule 5.12(d) hereto.

5.13    Subsidiaries; Equity Interests. The corporate capital and ownership structure of the Consolidated Parties is as described in Schedule 5.13(a) (as of the most recent update of such schedule in accordance with Section 6.02(h) hereof). Set forth on Schedule 5.13(b) is a complete and accurate list (as of the most recent update of such schedule in accordance with Section 6.02(h) hereof) with respect to each Consolidated Party of (i) jurisdiction of organization, (ii) number of ownership interests (if expressed in units or shares) of each class of Equity Interests outstanding, (iii) number and percentage of outstanding ownership interests (if expressed in units or shares) of each class owned (directly or indirectly) by the Parent

    



REIT, the Borrower and their Subsidiaries, (iv) all outstanding options, warrants, rights of conversion or purchase and all other similar rights with respect thereto and (v) an identification of which such Consolidated Parties are Guarantors hereunder and which Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties are owned by each such Loan Party. The outstanding Equity Interests of the Consolidated Parties are, to the extent applicable depending on the organizational nature of such Person, validly issued, fully paid and non‑assessable and are owned by the Parent REIT, the Borrower or a Subsidiary thereof (as applicable), directly or indirectly, in the manner set forth on Schedule 5.13(b), free and clear of all Liens (other than Permitted Liens or, in the case of the Equity Interests of the Loan Parties, statutory Liens or Liens arising under or contemplated in connection with the Loan Documents). Other than as set forth in Schedule 5.13(b) (as of the most recent update of such schedule in accordance with Section 6.02(h) hereof), no Consolidated Party (other than the Parent REIT) has outstanding any securities convertible into or exchangeable for its Equity Interests nor does any such Consolidated Party have outstanding any rights to subscribe for or to purchase or any options for the purchase of, or any agreements providing for the issuance (contingent or otherwise) of, or any calls, commitments or claims of any character relating to its Equity Interests. The copy of the Organization Documents of each Loan Party provided pursuant to Section 4.01(a)(iv) is a true and correct copy of each such document as of the Closing Date, each of which is valid and in full force and effect.

5.14    Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act.

(a)    The Consolidated Parties are not engaged and will not engage, principally or as one of their important activities, in the business of purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U issued by the FRB), or extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock.

(b)    None of the Consolidated Parties nor any Person Controlling such Consolidated Parties is required to be registered as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

5.15    Disclosure. The Borrower has disclosed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which it or any other Consolidated Party is subject, and all other matters known to any Responsible Officer of any Consolidated Party (other than matters of a general economic nature), that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No report, financial statement, certificate or other information furnished (whether in writing or orally) by or on behalf of any Consolidated Party to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and the negotiation of this Agreement or delivered hereunder or under any other Loan Document (in each case, as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, the Consolidated Parties represent only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed by the Consolidated Parties to be reasonable at the time (it being recognized by the Lenders that projections as to future events are not to be viewed as facts and that actual results may differ).

5.16    Compliance with Laws. Each Consolidated Party thereof is in compliance in all material respects with the requirements of all Applicable Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its properties, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Applicable Laws or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted or (b) the failure to comply therewith, either individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

    



5.17    Taxpayer Identification Number. The Borrower’s true and correct U.S. taxpayer identification number is set forth on Schedule 10.02.

5.18    Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc. The Borrower and the other Consolidated Parties own, or possess the right to use, all of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, patents, patent rights, franchises, licenses and other intellectual property rights (collectively, “IP Rights”) that are reasonably necessary for the operation of their respective businesses, without conflict with the rights of any other Person. To the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Consolidated Party, no slogan or other advertising device, product, process, method, substance, part or other material now employed, or now contemplated to be employed, by the Borrower or any other Consolidated Party infringes upon any rights held by any other Person, except for such infringements that would not have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as specifically disclosed in Schedule 5.18, no claim or litigation regarding any of the foregoing is pending or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer of any Consolidated Party, threatened, which, either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.19    Solvency. (a) As of the Closing Date and immediately prior to the initial Borrowing, the Borrower is Solvent, each other Loan Party is Solvent, and the Consolidated Parties, on a consolidated basis, are Solvent, (b) as of the date and immediately prior to each Subsidiary becoming a Guarantor pursuant to Section 6.12, such Subsidiary is Solvent, and (c) following the initial Borrowing, the Borrower is Solvent, each other Loan Party is Solvent, and the Consolidated Parties, on a consolidated basis, are Solvent if the contribution rights that each such party will have against such other parties and the subrogation rights that each such party may have, if any, against the Borrower are taken into account.

5.20    Casualty, Etc. None of the Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties have been affected by any fire, explosion, accident, strike, lockout or other labor dispute, drought, storm, hail, earthquake, embargo, act of God or of public enemy or other casualty (whether or not covered by insurance) that, either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.21    Labor Matters. As of the Closing Date, there are no collective bargaining agreements or Multiemployer Plans covering the employees of any Consolidated Party or any of their Subsidiaries. No Consolidated Party or any of their Subsidiaries has suffered any strikes, walkouts, work stoppages or other material labor difficulty within the last year, which could (either individually or in the aggregate) reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.22    REIT Status. The Parent REIT is qualified as a REIT and the Borrower is qualified as a REIT, a partnership or a disregarded entity (in each case, for federal income tax purposes), a TRS or a QRS, and each of their Subsidiaries that is a corporation is either a TRS or a QRS. As of the Closing Date, the Subsidiaries of the Parent REIT and the Borrower that are taxable REIT subsidiaries, as such term is used in the Code, are identified on Schedule 5.22.

5.23    Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties. Each Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property listed in each Compliance Certificate delivered by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent in accordance with the terms of Section 6.03(e) fully qualifies as an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property as of the date of such Compliance Certificate.

5.24    Anti-Corruption Laws; Sanctions; Anti-Terrorism Laws.

(a)    Each Consolidated Party and, to their knowledge, any Related Party, is in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions in all material respects. No Consolidated Party

    



nor, to their knowledge, any Related Party is a Sanctioned Person. No Loan, use of the proceeds of any Loan or other transactions contemplated hereby will violate Anti-Corruption Laws or applicable Sanctions.

(b)    Neither the making of the Loans hereunder nor the use of the proceeds thereof will violate the PATRIOT Act, the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, or any of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 C.F.R., Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) or any enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto or successor statute thereto. The Consolidated Parties and, to their knowledge, all Related Parties are in compliance in all material respects with the PATRIOT Act.

6.AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS. So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder or any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall not be Fully Satisfied, the Borrower shall, and shall cause each Consolidated Party (except where expressly limited to the Borrower or the Loan Parties, as applicable) to:

6.01    Financial Statements. Deliver to the Administrative Agent, for distribution to the Lenders:

(a)as soon as available, but in any event within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year of the Parent REIT (commencing with the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015), a consolidated balance sheet of the Consolidated Parties as at the end of such fiscal year, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for such fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year, all in reasonable detail and prepared in accordance with GAAP, such consolidated statements to be (i) certified by the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, treasurer or controller of the Borrower as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of the Consolidated Parties in accordance with GAAP, and (ii) audited and accompanied by a report and opinion of an independent certified public accountant of nationally recognized standing reasonably acceptable to the Required Lenders, which report and opinion shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and shall not be subject to any “going concern” or like qualification or exception or any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit; and

(b)as soon as available, but in any event within forty-five (45) days after the end of each of the first three (3) fiscal quarters of each fiscal year of the Parent REIT (commencing with the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2015), a consolidated balance sheet of the Consolidated Parties as at the end of such fiscal quarter, the related consolidated statements of income or operations for such fiscal quarter and for the portion of the Borrower’s fiscal year then ended, and the related consolidated of changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the portion of the Borrower’s fiscal year then ended, in each case setting forth in comparative form, as applicable, the figures for the corresponding fiscal quarter of the previous fiscal year and the corresponding portion of the previous fiscal year, all in reasonable detail, such consolidated statements to be certified by the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, treasurer or controller of the Borrower as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of the Consolidated Parties in accordance with GAAP, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes.

As to any information contained in materials furnished pursuant to Section 6.02(c), the Borrower shall not be separately required to furnish such information under clause (a) or (b) above, but the

    



foregoing shall not be in derogation of the obligation of the Borrower to furnish the information and materials described in clauses (a) or (b) above at the times specified therein.
6.02    Certificates; Other Information. Deliver to the Administrative Agent (for distribution of the same to each Lender):

(a)    concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Sections 6.01(a) and (b), (i) a duly completed Compliance Certificate signed by the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, treasurer or controller of the Borrower (which delivery may, unless the Administrative Agent, or a Lender requests executed originals, be by electronic communication including fax or email and shall be deemed to be an original authentic counterpart thereof for all purposes), and (ii) a profit and loss summary showing the operating condition for each of the Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties (in form and with such detail as is reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent);

(b)    if a Default exists, promptly after any request by the Administrative Agent, copies of any detailed audit reports, management letters or recommendations submitted to the board of directors (or the audit committee of the board of directors) of any Consolidated Party by independent accountants in connection with the accounts or books of any Consolidated Party, or any audit of any of them, subject to applicable professional guidelines;

(c)promptly after the same are available, copies of each annual report, proxy or financial statement or other report or communication sent to the shareholders of the Parent REIT, and copies of all annual, regular, periodic and special reports and registration statements which the Borrower or the Parent REIT may file or be required to file with the SEC under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and not otherwise required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant hereto;

(d)promptly after the furnishing thereof, copies of any report furnished to any holder of debt securities of any Loan Party (or any Subsidiary thereof if such debt securities are recourse (other than customary non-recourse carve outs) to such Loan Party) pursuant to the terms of any indenture, loan or credit or similar agreement and not otherwise required to be furnished to the Lenders pursuant to Section 6.01 or any other clause of this Section 6.02;

(e)promptly, and in any event within five (5) Business Days after receipt thereof by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof, copies of each notice or other correspondence received from the SEC (or comparable agency in any applicable non-U.S. jurisdiction) concerning any investigation or possible investigation or other inquiry by such agency regarding financial or other operational results of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof;

(f)not later than five (5) Business Days after receipt thereof by any Loan Party, copies of all notices, requests and other documents (including amendments, waivers and other modifications) so received under or pursuant to any instrument, indenture, loan or credit or similar agreement regarding or related to any breach or default by any party thereto or any other event that could materially impair the value of the interests or the rights of any Loan Party or otherwise have a Material Adverse Effect and, from time to time upon request by the Administrative Agent, such information and reports regarding such instruments, indentures and loan and credit and similar agreements as the Administrative Agent may request;


    



(g)promptly after the assertion or occurrence thereof, notice of any action or proceeding against or of any noncompliance by any Loan Party with respect to an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property with any Environmental Laws that could (i) reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) cause any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property to be subject to any restrictions on ownership, occupancy, use or transferability under any Environmental Laws;

(h)concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Sections 6.01(a) and (b), an update to Schedules 5.06, 5.09, 5.12(d) or 5.13(a) or (b) to the extent the information provided by any such schedules has changed since the most recent update thereto; provided that the Borrower shall, promptly upon the Administrative Agent’s written request therefor, provide any information or materials requested by the Administrative Agent to confirm or evidence the matters reflected in such updated schedules;

(i)concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Sections 6.01(a) and (b), copies of Smith Travel Research (STR Global) summary STAR Reports for each Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property for the fiscal quarter to which such financial statements relate;

(j)promptly, of any change in any public or private Debt Rating;

(k)annually, on or before December 31, written evidence of the current Debt Ratings by any of Moody’s, S&P and/or Fitch, if such rating agency has provided to the Parent REIT or the Borrower a private debt rating, which evidence shall be reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent; and

(l)promptly, such additional information regarding the business, financial or corporate affairs of the Loan Parties or any Subsidiary thereof, or compliance with the terms of the Loan Documents, as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may from time to time reasonably request.

Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) or Section 6.02(c) (to the extent any such documents are included in materials otherwise filed with the SEC) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which the Borrower posts such documents, or provides a link thereto on the Borrower’s website on the Internet at the website address listed on Schedule 10.02; or (ii) on which such documents are posted on the Borrower’s behalf on an 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); provided that: (i) the Borrower shall deliver paper copies of such documents to the Administrative Agent upon its request (either in its discretion or at the direction of the Required Lenders) to the Borrower to deliver such paper copies until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent and (ii) the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent (by facsimile or electronic mail) of the posting of any such documents and provide to the Administrative Agent by electronic mail electronic versions (i.e., soft copies) of such documents. The Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to request the delivery of or to maintain 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 by a Lender for delivery, and each Lender shall be solely responsible for requesting delivery to it or maintaining its copies of such documents.
The Borrower hereby acknowledges that (a) the Administrative Agent and/or the Arrangers may, but shall not be obligated to, make available to the Lenders materials and/or information provided by or on

    



behalf of the Borrower hereunder (collectively, “Borrower Materials”) by posting Borrower Materials on Debt Domain, IntraLinks, Syndtrak, ClearPar or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (b) certain of the Lenders (each, a “Public Lender”) may have personnel who do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its Affiliates, or the respective securities of any of the foregoing, and who may be engaged in investment and other market-related activities with respect to such Persons’ securities. The Borrower hereby agrees that (w) all Borrower Materials that are to be made available to Public Lenders shall be clearly and conspicuously marked “PUBLIC” which, at a minimum, shall mean that the word “PUBLIC” shall appear prominently on the first page thereof; (x) by marking Borrower Materials “PUBLIC,” the Borrower shall be deemed to have authorized the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its securities for purposes of United States Federal and state securities laws (provided, however, that to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 10.07); (y) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated “Public Side Information;” and (z) the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers shall be entitled to treat any Borrower Materials that are not marked “PUBLIC” as being suitable only for posting on a portion of the Platform that is not designated “Public Side Information.” Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower shall be under no obligation to mark any Borrower Materials “PUBLIC.”
6.03    Notices. Promptly notify the Administrative Agent (who shall promptly notify each Lender):

(a)    of the occurrence of any Default;

(b)    of (i)(A) any breach or non-performance of, or any default under, a material Contractual Obligation of any Loan Party; (B) the commencement of, or any material development in, any litigation or proceeding affecting any Loan Party, including pursuant to any Environmental Laws; or (C) any other matter, which, in the case of any of clause (A), (B) or (C), individually or in the aggregate, has resulted in or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; and (ii) any material written dispute or any material litigation, investigation, proceeding or suspension between the Borrower or any Loan Party and any Governmental Authority;

(c)    of the occurrence of any ERISA Event;

(d)    of any material change in accounting policies or financial reporting practices by any Loan Party, including any determination by the Borrower referred to in Section 2.08(b);

(e)    of any voluntary addition or removal of an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property or other event or circumstance that results in a Real Property previously qualifying as an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property ceasing to qualify as such; provided that such notification shall be accompanied by an updated Compliance Certificate with calculations showing the effect of such addition or removal on the financial covenants contained herein; and

(f)    of any adverse changes to any insurance policy obtained by any Loan Party with respect to or in connection with any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property in accordance with Section 6.15, including, without limitation, any reduction in the amount or scope of coverage or any increase in any deductible or other self-retention amount thereunder.

Each notice pursuant to this Section 6.03 shall be accompanied by a statement of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein (including, in the case of

    



any notice pursuant to Section 6.03(a), a description of any and all provisions of this Agreement and any other Loan Document that the Responsible Officers of the Borrower believe have been breached) and stating what action the Borrower has taken and proposes to take with respect thereto.
6.04    Payment of Obligations. Pay and discharge as the same shall become due and payable, all of its material obligations and liabilities, including (a) all material tax liabilities, assessments and governmental charges or levies upon it or its properties or assets, unless the same are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP are being maintained by the Consolidated Parties; and (b) all lawful claims which, if unpaid, would by law become a Lien upon its property, unless the same are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted (the commencement and continuation of which proceedings shall suspend the collection of any such contested amount from such Consolidated Party, and suspend the enforcement thereof against, the applicable property), and adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP are being maintained by such Consolidated Party and, as to any Loan Party, such claims are bonded (to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent).

6.05    Preservation of Existence, Etc. (a) Preserve, renew and maintain in full force and effect its legal existence and good standing under the Applicable Laws of the jurisdiction of its organization except in a transaction permitted by Section 7.04 or 7.05; (b) take all reasonable action to maintain all rights, privileges, permits, licenses and franchises necessary or desirable in the normal conduct of its business, except to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (c) preserve or renew all of its registered patents, trademarks, trade names and service marks, the non-preservation of which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

6.06    Maintenance of Properties. (a) Maintain, preserve and protect all of its material properties and equipment necessary in the operation of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear and casualty (as to which insurance satisfying the criteria hereunder was maintained at the time of such casualty) excepted; (b) make all necessary repairs thereto and renewals and replacements thereof except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (c) use the standard of care typical in the industry in the operation and maintenance of its facilities.

6.07    Maintenance of Insurance. Maintain with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of any Consolidated Party, insurance with respect to the properties and business of the Consolidated Parties against loss or damage of the kinds customarily insured against by Persons engaged in the same or similar business, of such types and in such amounts as are customarily carried under similar circumstances by such other Persons and, in the case of insurance maintained by the Loan Parties, providing for not less than thirty (30) days’ prior notice to the Administrative Agent of termination, lapse or cancellation of such insurance.

6.08    Compliance with Laws and Contractual Obligations. Comply in all material respects with the requirements of all Applicable Laws (including without limitation, Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions), all Contractual Obligations and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its business or property, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Applicable Laws, Contractual Obligation or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted; or (b) the failure to comply therewith could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.


    



6.09    Books and Records. Maintain proper books of record and account, in which full, true and correct entries in conformity with GAAP consistently applied shall be made of all financial transactions and matters involving the assets and business of each Consolidated Party.

6.10    Inspection Rights. Permit representatives of the Administrative Agent to visit and inspect any property of any Loan Party, to examine its corporate, financial and operating records, and make copies thereof or abstracts therefrom, and to discuss its affairs, finances and accounts with its directors, officers, and independent public accountants (provided that the Borrower may, if it so chooses, be present at or may participate in any such discussions), at such reasonable times during normal business hours and as often as may be reasonably desired, upon reasonable advance notice to such Loan Party with the costs and expenses of the Administrative Agent being for its own account if no Event of Default then exists; provided, however, that when an Event of Default exists the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or any of their respective representatives or independent contractors) may do any of the foregoing at the expense of the Borrower at any time during normal business hours and without advance notice.

6.11    Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of the Loans for working capital, capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes (including, without limitation, property acquisitions and Restricted Payments not prohibited under Section 7.06) not in contravention of any Applicable Laws or of any Loan Document.

6.12    Additional Guarantors. Unless such Subsidiary is not required to become a Guarantor pursuant to Section 6.13, notify the Administrative Agent at the time that any Person becomes a Subsidiary of the Borrower, another Loan Party or DC Hotel Trust (other than, in each case, a Non-Guarantor Subsidiary), and promptly thereafter (and in any event within thirty (30) days or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in writing), cause such Person to (i) become a Guarantor by executing and delivering to the Administrative Agent a counterpart of this Agreement, a Joinder Agreement or such other document as the Administrative Agent shall deem appropriate for such purpose, and (ii) deliver to the Administrative Agent documents of the types referred to in Section 4.01(a)(iii), 4.01(a)(iv), 4.01(a)(vi) and 4.01(a)(vii), together with a favorable opinion of counsel of such Person, all such documentation and opinion to be in form, content and scope reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

6.13    Release of Guarantors. If the Parent REIT achieves at least two (2) Investment Grade Ratings, then, at the written request of the Borrower, the Guarantors (other than the Parent REIT) shall be released and discharged from all obligations (accrued or unaccrued) hereunder (other than those that expressly survive termination hereof), provided that any Subsidiary of the Borrower, another Loan Party or DC Hotel Trust (other than, in each case, a Non-Guarantor Subsidiary) that (a) owns or ground leases any Real Property that qualifies as an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property and (b) is liable for any recourse Indebtedness (whether secured or unsecured, and including any guarantee obligations in respect of indentures or otherwise) shall nonetheless be required to be a Guarantor hereunder in order for each Real Property owned or ground leased by such Subsidiary to be treated as an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property.

6.14    Further Assurances. Promptly upon request by the Administrative Agent, or any Lender through the Administrative Agent, (a) correct any material defect or error that may be discovered in any Loan Document or in the execution or acknowledgment thereof, and (b) do, execute, acknowledge, deliver, record, re-record, file, re-file, register and re-register any and all such further acts, deeds, certificates, assurances and other instruments as the Administrative Agent, or any Lender through the Administrative Agent, may reasonably require from time to time in order to carry out more effectively the purposes of the Loan Documents.

    



6.15    Additional Insurance Requirements for Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties.

(a)    Obtain and maintain, with respect to each Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property (or cause the applicable TRS that is party to any Lease regarding each such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property to obtain and maintain), at its (or their) sole expense the following:

(i)property insurance with respect to all insurable property located at or on or constituting a part of such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property, against loss or damage by fire, lightning, windstorm, explosion, hail, tornado and such additional hazards as are presently included in “Special Form” (also known as “all-risk”) coverage and against any and all acts of terrorism (to the extent commercially available) and such other insurable hazards as the Administrative Agent may require, in an amount not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the full replacement cost, including the cost of debris removal, without deduction for depreciation and sufficient to prevent the applicable Loan Parties and the Administrative Agent from becoming a coinsurer, such insurance to be in “builder’s risk” completed value (non reporting) form during and with respect to any construction on or with respect to such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property;

(ii)if and to the extent any portion of any of the improvements are, under the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (“FDPA”), as it may be amended from time to time, in a Special Flood Hazard Area, within a Flood Zone designated A or V in a participating community, a flood insurance policy in an amount required by the Administrative Agent, but in no event less than the amount sufficient to meet the requirements of Applicable Laws and the FDPA, as such requirements may from time to time be in effect;

(iii)general liability insurance, on an “occurrence” basis, against claims for “personal injury” liability, including bodily injury, death or property damage liability, for the benefit of the applicable Loan Party as named insured and the Administrative Agent as additional insured;

(iv)statutory workers’ compensation insurance with respect to any work on or about such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property (including employer’s liability insurance, if required by the Administrative Agent), covering all employees of the applicable Loan Party and/or its applicable Subsidiaries and any contractor;

(v)if there is a general contractor, commercial general liability insurance, including products and completed operations coverage, and in other respects similar to that described in clause (iv) above, for the benefit of the general contractor as named insured and the applicable Loan Party and the Administrative Agent as additional insureds, in addition to statutory workers’ compensation insurance with respect to any work on or about the premises (including employer’s liability insurance, if required by the Administrative Agent), covering all employees of the general contractor and any contractor; and

(vi)such other insurance (and related endorsements) as may from time to time be required by the Administrative Agent (including but not limited to soft cost coverage, automobile liability insurance, business interruption insurance or delayed rental insurance, boiler and machinery insurance, earthquake insurance (if then customarily carried by owners of premises similarly situated), wind insurance, sinkhole coverage, and/or permit to occupy endorsement) and against other insurable hazards or casualties which at the time are

    



commonly insured against in the case of premises similarly situated, due regard being given to the height, type, construction, location, use and occupancy of buildings and improvements.

(b)    All insurance policies obtained by any Loan Party with respect to or in connection with any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property shall be issued and maintained by insurers, in amounts, with deductibles, limits and retentions, and in forms satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and shall require not less than thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent of any cancellation of coverage.

(c)    All insurance companies providing coverage pursuant to clause (a) of this Section 6.15 or any other general coverage required pursuant to any Loan Documents must be licensed to do business in the state in which the applicable Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property is located and must have an A.M. Best Company financial and performance ratings of A-:IX or better.

(d)    All insurance policies maintained, or caused to be maintained, by any Loan Party or its applicable Subsidiaries with respect to any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property, except for general liability insurance, shall provide that each such policy shall be primary without right of contribution from any other insurance that may be carried by such Loan Party or its applicable Subsidiaries or the Administrative Agent and that all of the provisions thereof, except the limits of liability, shall operate in the same manner as if there were a separate policy covering each insured.

(e)    If any insurer which has issued a policy of title, hazard, liability or other insurance required pursuant to this Section 6.15 or any other provision of any Loan Document becomes insolvent or the subject of any petition, case, proceeding or other action pursuant to any debtor relief law, or if in Administrative Agent’s opinion the financial responsibility of such insurer is or becomes inadequate, such Loan Party shall, in each instance promptly upon its discovery thereof or upon the request of the Administrative Agent therefor, and at the Loan Party’s expense, promptly obtain and deliver (or cause to be obtained and delivered) to the Administrative Agent a like policy (or, if and to the extent permitted by the Administrative Agent, acceptable evidence of insurance) issued by another insurer, which insurer and policy meet the requirements of this Section 6.15 or any other provision of any Loan Document, as the case may be.

(f)    A copy of the original policy and such evidence of insurance as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent shall be delivered to the Administrative Agent with all premiums fully paid current, and each renewal or substitute policy (or evidence of insurance) shall be delivered to the Administrative Agent, with all premiums fully paid current, at least ten (10) Business Days before the termination of the policy it renews or replaces. The applicable Loan Party shall pay (or cause to be paid) all premiums on policies required hereunder as they become due and payable and promptly deliver to the Administrative Agent evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent of the timely payment thereof.

(g)    If any loss occurs at any time when the applicable Loan Party has failed to perform the covenants and agreements set forth in this Section 6.15 with respect to any insurance payable because of loss sustained to any part of the premises whether or not such insurance is required by the Administrative Agent, then the Administrative Agent shall nevertheless be entitled to the benefit of all insurance covering the loss and held by or for the applicable Loan Party, to the same extent as if it had been made payable to the Administrative Agent.


    



(h)    Each Loan Party shall at all times comply (and shall cause each applicable TRS to comply) in all material respects with the requirements of the insurance policies required hereunder and of the issuers of such policies and of any board of fire underwriters or similar body as applicable to or affecting any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property.

6.16    PATRIOT Act Compliance. The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Subsidiary to, provide such information and take such actions as are reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender in order to assist the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in maintaining compliance with the PATRIOT Act.

7.    NEGATIVE COVENANTS. So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder or any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall not be Fully Satisfied, the Loan Parties shall not, nor shall they permit any other Consolidated Party (except where expressly limited to the Borrower or the Loan Parties, as applicable), directly or indirectly, to:

7.01    Liens. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any property, assets or revenues of any Consolidated Party, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, other than the following (collectively, the “Permitted Liens”):
(a)    Liens that secure the Obligations;

(b)    Liens that secure Indebtedness of the Consolidated Parties on a pari passu basis with the Lien described in Section 7.01(a);

(c)    Liens existing on the date hereof and listed on Schedule 5.08(b) and any renewals or extensions thereof, provided that (i) the property covered thereby is not changed, (ii) the amount secured or benefited thereby is not increased except as contemplated by Section 7.03(b), (iii) the direct or any contingent obligor with respect thereto is not changed, and (iv) any renewal or extension of the obligations secured or benefited thereby is permitted by Section 7.03(b);

(d)    Liens for taxes not yet due or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted, if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained on the books of the applicable Person in accordance with GAAP;

(e)    carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s or other like Liens arising in the ordinary course of business which are not overdue for a period of more than thirty (30) days or which are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted, if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained on the books of the applicable Person;

(f)    pledges or deposits in the ordinary course of business in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security legislation, other than any Lien imposed by ERISA;

(g)    deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts and leases (other than Indebtedness), statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(h)    easements, rights-of-way, restrictions and other similar encumbrances affecting any Real Property owned by any Loan Party which, in the aggregate, are not substantial in amount, and

    



which 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 applicable Person and which, with respect to Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties, have been reviewed and approved by the Administrative Agent (such approval to be in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent);

(i)    Liens securing judgments for the payment of money not constituting an Event of Default under Section 8.01(h);

(j)    the interests of any ground lessor under an Eligible Ground Lease and the interests of any TRS under a lease of any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property;

(k)    Liens on any assets (other than any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property and related assets) securing Indebtedness permitted by Section 7.03(f), including Liens on such Real Property existing at the time such Real Property is acquired by the applicable Loan Party or any Non-Guarantor Subsidiary;

(l)    Liens on the Equity Interests of any Non-Guarantor Subsidiary; provided, no such Liens shall be permitted with respect to the Equity Interests of Pebblebrook Hotel Lessee, any entity which is the lessee with respect to an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property or the direct or indirect parent thereof;

(m)other Liens on assets (other than Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties) securing claims or other obligations of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries (other than Indebtedness) in amounts not exceeding $5,000,000 in the aggregate; and

(n)any interest of title of a lessor under, and Liens arising from or evidenced by protective UCC financing statements (or equivalent filings, registrations or agreements in foreign jurisdictions) relating to, operating leases permitted hereunder.

7.02    Investments. Make any Investments, except:

(a)    Investments by the Consolidated Parties (other than by the Parent REIT) in (i) Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties, and (ii) other real properties that are fully-developed, open and operating income-producing “luxury,” “upper upscale” or “upscale” full or select service hotels, with all material approvals from each Governmental Authority required in connection with the lawful operation of such hotels, and which real properties shall, upon the making of such Investments, be wholly owned by such Consolidated Party;

(b)    Investments held by the Borrower or such Loan Party or other Subsidiary in the form of cash or cash equivalents;

(c)    Investments existing as of the Closing Date and set forth in Schedule 5.08(c);

(d)    Advances to officers, directors and employees of the Borrower, the Loan Parties and other Subsidiaries in aggregate amounts not to exceed (i) $500,000 at any time outstanding for employee relocation purposes, and (ii) $100,000 at any time outstanding for travel, entertainment, and analogous ordinary business purposes;


    



(e)    Investments of (i) the Borrower in any Guarantor (including (A) Investments by the Borrower in any private REIT, so long as Borrower owns one hundred percent (100%) of the “common” Equity Interests in such private REIT and (B) Investments by the Borrower in a Guarantor in the form of an intercompany loan), (ii) any Guarantor in the Borrower or in another Guarantor (including Investments by a Guarantor in the Borrower or in another Guarantor in the form of an intercompany loan), and (iii) the Borrower, any Guarantor or any Non-Guarantor Subsidiary in Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries (including Investments by the Borrower, any Guarantor or any Non-Guarantor Subsidiary in a Non-Guarantor Subsidiary in the form of an intercompany loan) that own, directly or indirectly, and operate Real Properties that are fully-developed, open and operating income-producing “luxury,” “upper upscale” or “upscale” full or select service hotels, with all material approvals from each Governmental Authority required in connection with the lawful operation of such hotels; provided, notwithstanding the foregoing or any other provision herein or in any other Loan Document to the contrary, the Parent REIT shall not own any Equity Interests in any Person other than the Borrower and DC Hotel Trust;

(f)    Investments consisting of extensions of credit in the nature of accounts receivable or notes receivable arising from the grant of trade credit in the ordinary course of business, and Investments received in satisfaction or partial satisfaction thereof from financially troubled account debtors to the extent reasonably necessary in order to prevent or limit loss;

(g)    Guarantees permitted by Section 7.03;

(h)    Other Investments of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in:

(i)Real properties consisting of undeveloped or speculative land (valued at cost for purposes of this clause (h)) with an aggregate value not greater than five percent (5%) of Consolidated Total Asset Value and which real properties shall, upon the making of such Investments, be wholly owned by the Borrower or such Subsidiary;

(ii)Incoming-producing real properties (other than hotels or similar hospitality properties) (valued at cost for purposes of this clause (h)) with an aggregate value not greater than ten percent (10%) of Consolidated Total Asset Value and which real properties shall, upon the making of such Investments, be wholly owned by the Borrower or such Subsidiary;

(iii)Development/Redevelopment Properties (valued at cost for purposes of this clause (h); provided that all costs and expenses associated with all existing development activities with respect to such Development/Redevelopment Properties (budget to completion) shall be included in determining the aggregate Investment of the Borrower or such Subsidiary with respect to such activities) with an aggregate value not greater than fifteen percent (15%) of Consolidated Total Asset Value and which Development/Redevelopment Properties shall, upon the making of such Investments, be wholly owned by the Borrower or such Subsidiary and;

(iv)Unconsolidated Affiliates (valued at cost for purposes of this clause (h)) with an aggregate value not greater than twenty percent (20%) of Consolidated Total Asset Value;


    



(v)mortgage or real estate-related loan assets (valued at cost for purposes of this clause (h)) with an aggregate value not greater than fifteen percent (15%) of Consolidated Total Asset Value; and

(vi)Equity Interests (including preferred Equity Interests) in any Person (other than any Affiliate of the Borrower) (valued at cost for purposes of this clause (h)) with an aggregate value not greater than fifteen percent (15%) of Consolidated Total Asset Value;
provided, however, that the collective aggregate value of the Investments owned pursuant to items (i) through (vi) of this clause (h) above shall not at any time exceed thirty-five percent (35%) of Consolidated Total Asset Value;
(vii)Investments in fixed or capital assets to the extent not prohibited under Section 7.12; and

(i)    Investments in any Person as a result of any merger or consolidation completed in compliance with Section 7.04.

7.03    Indebtedness. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, except:

(a)    Indebtedness under the Loan Documents;

(b)    Indebtedness outstanding on the date hereof and listed on Schedule 7.03 and any refinancings, refundings, renewals or extensions thereof; provided that the amount of such Indebtedness is not increased at the time of such refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension except by an amount equal to a reasonable premium or other reasonable amount paid, and fees and expenses reasonably incurred, in connection with such refinancing and by an amount equal to any existing commitments unutilized thereunder;

(c)    Guarantees of (i) the Borrower or any Guarantor in respect of Indebtedness otherwise permitted hereunder of the Borrower or any other Guarantor, (ii) the Parent REIT or the Borrower, in respect of Indebtedness otherwise permitted hereunder of any Non-Guarantor Subsidiary if, in the case of any Guarantee pursuant to this clause (ii), (x) no Default shall exist immediately before or immediately after the making of such Guarantee, and (y) there exists no violation of the financial covenants hereunder on a Pro Forma Basis after the making of such Guarantee, and (iii) Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries made in the ordinary course of business;

(d)    obligations (contingent or otherwise) of the Borrower or any Subsidiary existing or arising under any Swap Contract, provided that (i) such obligations are (or were) entered into by such Person in the ordinary course of business for the purpose of directly mitigating risks associated with liabilities, commitments, investments, assets, or property held or reasonably anticipated by such Person, or changes in the value of securities issued by such Person, and not for purposes of speculation or taking a “market view;” and (ii) such Swap Contract does not contain any provision exonerating the non-defaulting party from its obligation to make payments on outstanding transactions to the defaulting party;

(e)    unsecured Indebtedness in the form of trade payables incurred in the ordinary course of business;


    



(f)    Indebtedness of any Loan Party or Non-Guarantor Subsidiary incurred or assumed after the date hereof that is either unsecured or is secured by Liens on any assets of such Loan Party (other than any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property) or of such Non-Guarantor Subsidiary; provided, such Indebtedness shall be permitted under this Section 7.03(f) only if: (i) no Default shall exist immediately before or immediately after the incurrence or assumption of such Indebtedness, and (ii) there exists no violation of the financial covenants hereunder on a Pro Forma Basis after the incurrence or assumption of such Indebtedness; and

(g)    Indebtedness consisting of intercompany loans permitted under Section 7.02(e).

7.04    Fundamental Changes. Merge, dissolve, liquidate, consolidate with or into another Person, or Dispose of (whether in one transaction or in a series of transactions) all or substantially all of its assets (whether now owned or hereafter acquired) to or in favor of any Person, except for Dispositions permitted under Section 7.05 (other than under Section 7.05(e)) or except that, so long as no Default exists or would result therefrom:

(a)    any Guarantor may merge with the Borrower or any other Guarantor, provided that when any Guarantor is merging with the Borrower, the Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving Person;

(b)    any Loan Party may Dispose of all or substantially all of its assets (upon voluntary liquidation or otherwise) to the Borrower or to another Loan Party; and

(c)    (i) any Non-Guarantor Subsidiary may merge with any other Person or Dispose of all or substantially all of its assets (upon voluntary liquidation or otherwise) to any other Person; provided such merger or Disposition shall be permitted under this Section 7.04(c)(i) only if there exists no violation of the financial covenants hereunder on a Pro Forma Basis after such merger or Disposition, and (ii) any Non-Guarantor Subsidiary may merge with a Loan Party; provided that the Loan Party shall be the continuing or surviving Person.

7.05    Dispositions. Make any Disposition of any assets or property, except:

(a)    Dispositions in the ordinary course of business (other than those Dispositions permitted under clause (b) of this Section 7.05), so long as (i) no Default shall exist immediately before or immediately after such Disposition, and (ii) the Consolidated Parties will be in compliance, on a Pro Forma Basis following such Disposition, with (x) the covenants set forth in Sections 7.01, 7.02, 7.03, and 7.11 of this Agreement, (y) all restrictions on Outstanding Amounts contained herein, and (z) the requirements of Section 1.06 (in the case of any Disposition with respect to an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property), in each case as demonstrated by a Compliance Certificate with supporting calculations delivered to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date of such Disposition showing the effect of such Disposition;

(b)    Any of the following:
(i)    Dispositions of obsolete, surplus or worn out property or other property not necessary for operations, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, in the ordinary course of business and for no less than fair market value;

(ii)    Dispositions of equipment or real property to the extent that (A) such property is exchanged for credit against the purchase price of similar replacement property

    



or (B) the proceeds of such Disposition are reasonably promptly applied to the purchase price of such replacement property, in each case in the ordinary course of business and for no less than fair market value;

(iii)    Dispositions of inventory and Investments of the type described in Section 7.02(b) and (c) in the ordinary course of business;

(iv)    leases of Real Property (other than any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property) and personal property assets related thereto to any TRS; and

(v)    in order to resolve disputes that occur in the ordinary course of business, the Borrower and any Subsidiary of Borrower may discount or otherwise compromise, for less than the face value thereof, notes or accounts receivable;

(c)    Dispositions of property by any Loan Party to the Borrower or to another Loan Party;
(d)    Dispositions permitted by Section 7.04; and

(e)    Any other Disposition approved in writing by the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders.

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 7.05, no Loan Party shall sell or make any other Disposition of assets or property that will have the effect of causing such Loan Party (or any other Loan Party) to become liable under any tax protection or tax sharing agreement if the amount of such liability would exceed an amount equal to one percent (1%) of the total assets of such Loan Party without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent.
7.06    Restricted Payments.

(a)    Declare or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, or incur any obligation (contingent or otherwise) to do so, except:

(i)    so long as no Event of Default shall exist at the time of such Restricted Payment or would result therefrom, each Subsidiary may make Restricted Payments to the Borrower, the Guarantors and any other Person that owns an Equity Interest in such Subsidiary, ratably according to their respective holdings of the type of Equity Interest in respect of which such Restricted Payment is being made;

(ii)    so long as no Event of Default shall exist at the time of such Restricted Payment or would result therefrom, the Borrower and each Subsidiary may declare and make dividend payments or other distributions payable solely in the common stock or other common Equity Interests of such Person;

(iii)    so long as no Event of Default shall exist at the time of such Restricted Payment or would result therefrom, the Borrower and each Subsidiary may purchase, redeem or otherwise acquire Equity Interests issued by it with the proceeds received from the substantially concurrent issue of new shares of its common stock or other common Equity Interests; and

    



(iv)    so long as no Acceleration shall have occurred, each TRS may make Restricted Payments to its TRS parent entity to the extent necessary to pay any tax liabilities then due (after taking into account any losses, offsets and credits, as applicable); provided that any such Restricted Payments by a TRS shall only be made after it has paid all of its operating expenses currently due or anticipated within the current month and next following month;

(b)    Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Loan Parties shall be permitted to make Restricted Payments of the type and to the extent permitted pursuant to Section 7.11(g) of this Agreement.

7.07    Change in Nature of Business. Engage in any material line of business substantially different from those lines of business conducted by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on the date hereof or any business substantially related or incidental thereto.

7.08    Transactions with Affiliates. Enter into any transaction of any kind with any Affiliate of the Borrower, whether or not in the ordinary course of business, other than on fair and reasonable terms substantially as favorable to the Borrower or such Subsidiary as would be obtainable by the Borrower or such Subsidiary at the time in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person other than an Affiliate, provided that the foregoing restriction shall not apply to transactions between or among the Borrower and any Guarantor or between and among any Guarantors, or between and among any Loan Party and the TRS or any manager engaged to manage one or more Unencumbered Borrowing Base Properties (if applicable).

7.09    Burdensome Agreements. Enter into any Contractual Obligation (other than this Agreement or any other Loan Document) that (a)(i) limits the ability of any Subsidiary to make Restricted Payments to the Borrower or any Guarantor or to otherwise transfer property to the Borrower or any Guarantor, (ii) limits the ability of any Subsidiary to Guarantee the Indebtedness of the Borrower other than (A) any requirement for the grant of a Guarantee in favor of the holders of any Unsecured Indebtedness that is equal and ratable to the Guarantee set forth in Section 11 or (B) in connection with a property-specific financing involving a Non-Guarantor Subsidiary as the borrower or (iii) constitutes a Negative Pledge; provided, however, that clauses (ii) and (iii) shall not prohibit any Negative Pledge incurred or provided in favor of any holder of Indebtedness in respect of (A) capital leases, Synthetic Lease Obligations and purchase money obligations for fixed or capital assets permitted hereunder, or (B) a property-specific financing involving only a Non-Guarantor Subsidiary as the borrower, in each case solely to the extent any such Negative Pledge relates to the property financed by or the subject of such Indebtedness; or (b) requires the grant of a Lien to secure an obligation of such Person if a Lien is granted to secure another obligation of such Person other than any requirement for the grant of a Lien in favor of the holders of any Unsecured Indebtedness of an equal and ratable Lien in connection with a pledge of any property or asset to secure the Obligations.

7.10    Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of any Loan, whether directly or indirectly, and whether immediately, incidentally or ultimately, to purchase or carry margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U of the FRB) or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock or to refund indebtedness originally incurred for such purpose.

7.11    Financial Covenants.

(a)    Consolidated Leverage Ratio. Permit the Consolidated Leverage Ratio to, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, exceed 6.5 to 1.0; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, once during the term of this Agreement, the Consolidated Leverage Ratio as of the last day of up to

    



two (2) consecutive fiscal quarters, may exceed 6.5 to 1.0 but not exceed 7.0 to 1.0 so long as (i) no Default has occurred and is continuing and (ii) the Applicable Margin shall be increased as set forth in clause (c) of the definition thereof.

(b)    Consolidated Recourse Secured Indebtedness Limitation. Permit Consolidated Recourse Secured Indebtedness to, at any time, exceed an amount equal to five percent (5%) of Consolidated Total Asset Value.

(c)    Consolidated Secured Debt Limitation. Permit Consolidated Secured Debt to, at any time, exceed an amount equal to forty-five percent (45%) of Consolidated Total Asset Value.

(d)    Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio. Permit the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, to be less than 1.50 to 1.0.

(e)    Consolidated Unsecured Interest Coverage Ratio. Permit the Consolidated Unsecured Interest Coverage Ratio, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, to be less than 2.0 to 1.0.

(f)    Consolidated Tangible Net Worth. Permit Consolidated Tangible Net Worth, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, to be less than the sum of (i) $1,228,392,000 plus (ii) seventy-five percent (75%) of the Net Proceeds of all Equity Issuances by the Consolidated Parties after June 30, 2014.

(g)    Restricted Payments. Permit, for any fiscal year of the Consolidated Parties, the amount of Restricted Payments (excluding Restricted Payments payable solely in the common stock or other common Equity Interests of the Parent REIT or the Borrower) made by the Consolidated Parties to the holders of their Equity Interests (excluding any such holders of Equity Interests which are Loan Parties) during such period to exceed the FFO Distribution Allowance for such period; provided that, to the extent no Event of Default then exists or will result from such Restricted Payments (or if an Event of Default then exists or will result from such Restricted Payments, then so long as no Acceleration shall have occurred), each Loan Party and each other Subsidiary (including Pebblebrook Hotel Lessee) shall be permitted to make Restricted Payments to the Borrower and the Borrower shall be permitted to make Restricted Payments to Parent REIT, in each case to permit the Parent REIT to make Restricted Payments to the holders of the Equity Interests in the Parent REIT to the extent necessary to maintain Parent REIT’s status as a REIT and as necessary to pay any special or extraordinary tax liabilities then due (after taking into account any losses, offsets and credits, as applicable) on capital gains attributable to Parent REIT. In addition, so long as no Acceleration shall have occurred, each TRS may make Restricted Payments to its parent entity to the extent necessary to pay any Tax then due in respect of the income of such TRS.

The financial covenants in this Section 7.11 shall be tested (on a Pro Forma Basis) and certified to by the Borrower in connection with each Borrowing.
7.12    Capital Expenditures. Make or become legally obligated to make any expenditure in respect of the purchase or other acquisition of any fixed or capital asset other than normal replacements and maintenance which are properly charged to current operations and other reasonable and customary capital expenditures made in the ordinary course of the business of the Parent REIT and its Subsidiaries.

7.13    Accounting Changes. Make any change in (a) accounting policies or reporting practices, except as required by GAAP, or (b) fiscal year, except with the written consent of the Administrative Agent.

    




7.14    Ownership of Subsidiaries; Certain Real Property Assets. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement to the contrary, (a) permit any Person (other than the Parent REIT, the Borrower, any other Loan Party or a private REIT) to own any Equity Interests of any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Entity, except to qualify directors where required by Applicable Laws, (b) permit any Loan Party that owns an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property to issue or have outstanding any shares of preferred Equity Interests, (c) permit, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien on any Equity Interests owned by the Borrower or any Loan Party of (i) any Loan Party or (ii) any TRS that leases an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property or is the direct or indirect parent of any such TRS, (d) permit DC Hotel Trust to directly own or acquire any Real Property assets; provided that this clause (d) of Section 7.14 shall not prohibit DC Hotel Trust from owning or acquiring any Equity Interests in any Subsidiary that owns any Real Property assets, (e) permit the Borrower to own less than ninety-nine percent (99%) of the outstanding common Equity Interests in Pebblebrook Hotel Lessee, or (f) permit the Parent REIT to own Equity Interests in any Person other than the Borrower and DC Hotel Trust.

7.15    Leases. Permit any Loan Party to enter into, terminate, cancel, amend, restate, supplement or otherwise modify any Material Lease relating to any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property; provided that (i) such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property may be subject to an Eligible Ground Lease entered into in accordance with and subject to the requirements of this Agreement, (ii) the applicable Unencumbered Borrowing Base Entity may lease such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property owned (or ground leased) by it to a TRS pursuant to a form of Lease acceptable to the Administrative Agent, in its reasonable discretion, and (iii) the applicable Unencumbered Borrowing Base Entity or the applicable TRS (if any) may enter into, terminate, cancel, amend, restate, supplement or otherwise modify any Material Lease relating to such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property (including any Lease between such Unencumbered Borrowing Base Entity and such TRS respecting any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property) to the extent that the entry into, termination, cancellation, amendment, restatement, supplement or modification is not reasonably likely to, in the aggregate with any other then-existing conditions or circumstances, have a Material Adverse Effect.

7.16    Sale Leasebacks
. Permit any Loan Party to enter into any Sale and Leaseback Transaction with respect to any Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property.
7.17    Sanctions
. The Borrower will not request any Loan, and the Borrower shall not use, and the Borrower shall not make available to its Subsidiaries and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, the proceeds of any Loan (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 or (b) in any manner that would result in the violation of any applicable Sanctions.
8.    EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
    
8.01    Events of Default. Any of the following shall constitute an Event of Default:

(a)    Non-Payment. The Borrower or any other Loan Party fails to pay (i) when and as required to be paid herein, any amount of principal of any Loan, or (ii) within three (3) days after the same becomes due, any interest on any Loan, or any fee due hereunder, or (iii) within five (5) days after the same becomes due, any other amount payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document; or

    



(b)    Specific Covenants. The Borrower fails to perform or observe any term, covenant or agreement contained in any of Section 6.01, 6.02, 6.03, 6.05(a), 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 6.15 or Section 7, or any Guarantor fails to perform or observe any term, covenant or agreement contained in Section 11 hereof; or

(c)    Other Defaults. Any Loan Party fails to perform or observe any other covenant or agreement (not specified in subsection (a) or (b) above) contained in any Loan Document on its part to be performed or observed and such failure continues for thirty (30) days after the earlier of (i) Borrower’s actual knowledge of such failure or (ii) Borrower’s receipt of notice as to such failure from the Administrative Agent or any Lender; or

(d)    Representations and Warranties. Any representation, warranty, certification or statement of fact made or deemed made by or on behalf of the Borrower or any other Loan Party herein, in any other Loan Document, or in any document delivered in connection herewith or therewith shall be incorrect or misleading in any material respect when made or deemed made; or

(e)    Cross-Default. (i) Any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries (A) fails to make any payment when due after giving effect to any applicable grace period (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand, or otherwise) in respect of any Indebtedness or Guarantee (other than Indebtedness hereunder and Indebtedness under Swap Contracts) having an aggregate principal amount (including undrawn committed or available amounts and including amounts owing to all creditors under any combined or syndicated credit arrangement) of more than the Threshold Amount, or (B) fails to observe or perform any other agreement or condition relating to any such Indebtedness or Guarantee or contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto, or any other event occurs, the effect of which default or other event is to cause, or to permit the holder or holders of such Indebtedness or the beneficiary or beneficiaries of such Guarantee (or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or holders or beneficiary or beneficiaries) to cause, with the giving of notice if required, such Indebtedness to be demanded or to become due or to be repurchased, prepaid, defeased or redeemed (automatically or otherwise), or an offer to repurchase, prepay, defease or redeem such Indebtedness to be made, prior to its stated maturity, or such Guarantee to become payable or cash collateral in respect thereof to be demanded; or (ii) there occurs under any Swap Contract an Early Termination Date (as defined in such Swap Contract) resulting from (A) any event of default under such Swap Contract as to which any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries is the Defaulting Party (as defined in such Swap Contract) or (B) any Termination Event (as so defined) under such Swap Contract as to which any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries is an Affected Party (as so defined) and, in either event, the Swap Termination Value owed by such Loan Party or such Subsidiary as a result thereof is greater than the Threshold Amount; or

(f)    Insolvency Proceedings, Etc. Any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries institutes or consents to the institution of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, or makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors; or applies for or consents to the appointment of any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer for it or for all or any material part of its property; or any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer is appointed without the application or consent of such Person and the appointment continues undischarged or unstayed for sixty (60) calendar days; or any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law relating to any such Person or to all or any material part of its property is instituted without the consent of such Person and continues undismissed or unstayed for sixty (60) calendar days, or an order for relief is entered in any such proceeding; or

    




(g)    Inability to Pay Debts; Attachment. (i) Any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries becomes unable or admits in writing its inability or fails generally to pay its debts as they become due, or (ii) any writ or warrant of attachment or execution or similar process is issued or levied against all or any material part of the property of any such Person and is not released, vacated or fully bonded within thirty (30) days after its issue or levy; or
    
(h)    Judgments. There is entered against any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries (i) one or more final judgments or orders for the payment of money in an aggregate amount (as to all such judgments or orders) exceeding the Threshold Amount (to the extent not covered by independent third-party insurance as to which the insurer does not dispute coverage), or (ii) any one or more non-monetary final judgments that have, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect and, in either case, (A) enforcement proceedings are commenced by any creditor upon such judgment or order, or (B) there is a period of thirty (30) consecutive days during which a stay of enforcement of such judgment, by reason of a pending appeal or otherwise, is not in effect; or
    
(i)    ERISA. (i) An ERISA Event occurs with respect to a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan which has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in liability of the Borrower under Title IV of ERISA to the Pension Plan, Multiemployer Plan or the PBGC in an aggregate amount in excess of the Threshold Amount, or (ii) the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate fails to pay when due, after the expiration of any applicable grace period, any installment payment with respect to its withdrawal liability under Section 4201 of ERISA under a Multiemployer Plan in an aggregate amount in excess of the Threshold Amount; or

(j)    Invalidity of Loan Documents. Any provision of any Loan Document, at any time after its execution and delivery and for any reason other than as expressly permitted hereunder or thereunder or satisfaction in full of all the Obligations, ceases to be in full force and effect; or any Loan Party or any other Person contests in any manner the validity or enforceability of any provision of any Loan Document; or any Loan Party denies in writing that it has any or further liability or obligation under any Loan Document, or purports to revoke, terminate or rescind in writing any provision of any Loan Document; or

(k)    Change of Control. There occurs any Change of Control; or

(l)    REIT or QRS Status. The Parent REIT shall, for any reason, lose or fail to maintain its status as a REIT or the Borrower shall, for any reason, lose or fail to maintain its status as any of the following: a REIT, a partnership or a disregarded entity (in each case, for federal income tax purposes), a TRS or a QRS; or

(m)    Management and Franchise Agreements. There occurs a monetary or material default under a management or franchise agreement with respect to an Unencumbered Borrowing Base Property (which material default shall include any default which would permit the manager or franchisor under any such management or franchise agreement to terminate such management or franchise agreement or would otherwise result in a material increase of the obligations of the Borrower or such Subsidiary of the Borrower that is a party to such management or franchise agreement) and such default is not remedied prior to the date which is the later of (i) the earlier of (A) if no other Default exists, sixty (60) days from the occurrence of the event or condition which caused, led to, or resulted in such default, or (B) the date that a Default (other than the subject Default

    



relative to such management or franchise agreement) occurs and (ii) the last day of the cure period provided in such management or franchise agreement (as applicable).

8.02    Remedies Upon Event of Default. If any Event of Default exists, the Administrative Agent shall, at the request of, or may, with the consent of, the Required Lenders, take any or all of the following actions (any such action, an “Acceleration”):

(a)    declare the commitment of each Lender to make Loans to be terminated, whereupon such commitments shall be terminated;

(b)    declare the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans, all interest accrued and unpaid thereon, and all other amounts owing or payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document to be immediately due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower; and

(c)    exercise on behalf of itself and the Lenders all rights and remedies available to it and the Lenders under the Loan Documents;

provided, however, that upon the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to the Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, the obligation of each Lender to make Loans shall automatically terminate and the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans and all interest and other amounts as aforesaid shall automatically become due and payable, in each case without further act of the Administrative Agent or any Lender.
8.03    Application of Funds. After the exercise of remedies provided for in Section 8.02 (or after the Loans have automatically become immediately due and payable as set forth in the proviso to Section 8.02), any amounts received on account of the Obligations shall, subject to the provisions of Section 2.13, be applied by the Administrative Agent in the following order:

First, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities, expenses and other amounts (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent and amounts payable under Section 3) payable to the Administrative Agent in its capacity as such;
Second, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities and other amounts payable to the Lenders (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the respective Lenders (including fees and time charges for attorneys who may be employees of any Lender) and amounts payable under Section 3), ratably among them in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Second payable to them;
Third, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans and other Obligations, ratably among the Lenders in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Third payable to them;
Fourth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting unpaid principal of the Loans and Indebtedness of any Loan Party under Swap Contracts that are entered into by any Loan Party with any Lender or its Affiliate as a counterparty with respect to the Loans, ratably among the Lenders in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Fourth held by them; and

    



Last, the balance, if any, after all of the Obligations have been indefeasibly paid in full, to the Borrower or as otherwise required by Applicable Laws.
Excluded Swap Obligations with respect to any Guarantor shall not be paid with amounts received from such Guarantor or its assets, but appropriate adjustments shall be made with respect to payments from other Loan Parties to preserve the allocation to the Obligations otherwise set forth in this Section 8.03.
9.    ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

9.01    Appointment and Authority. Each of the Lenders hereby irrevocably appoints PNC Bank to act on its behalf as the Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such actions on its behalf and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms hereof or thereof, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. The provisions of this Section 9 are solely for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and neither the Borrower nor any other Loan Party shall have rights as a third party beneficiary of any of such provisions. It is understood and agreed that the use of the term “agent” herein or in any other Loan Documents (or any other similar term) with reference to the Administrative Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any applicable Law. Instead such term is used as a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between contracting parties.

9.02    Rights as a Lender. The Person serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent and the term “Lender” or “Lenders” shall, unless otherwise expressly indicated or unless the context otherwise requires, include the Person serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder in its individual capacity. Such Person and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to, own securities of, act as the financial advisor or in any other advisory capacity for and generally engage in any kind of business with the Borrower or any Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof as if such Person were not the Administrative Agent hereunder and without any duty to account therefor to the Lenders.

9.03    Exculpatory Provisions. The Administrative Agent shall not have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, and its duties hereunder shall be administrative in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent:

(a)    shall not be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether a Default then exists;

(b)    shall not have any duty to take any discretionary action or exercise any discretionary powers, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated hereby or by the other Loan Documents that the Administrative Agent is required to exercise as directed in writing by the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be expressly provided for herein or in the other Loan Documents), provided that the Administrative Agent shall not be required to take any action that, in its opinion or the opinion of its counsel, may expose the Administrative Agent to liability or that is contrary to any Loan Document or Applicable Law, including for the avoidance of doubt any action that may be in violation of the automatic stay under any Debtor Relief Law or that may effect a forfeiture, modification or termination of property of a Defaulting Lender in violation of any Debtor Relief Law; and


    



(c)    shall not, except as expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to the Borrower or any of its Affiliates that is communicated to or obtained by the Person serving as the Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity.

The Administrative Agent shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it (i) with the consent 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 shall be necessary, under the circumstances as provided in Sections 10.01 and 8.02) or (ii) in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment. The Administrative Agent shall be deemed not to have knowledge of any Default unless and until notice describing such Default is given in writing to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower or a Lender.
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 this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered hereunder or thereunder or in connection herewith or therewith, (iii) the performance or observance of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth herein or therein or the occurrence of any Default, (iv) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document or (v) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Section 4 or elsewhere herein, other than to confirm receipt of items expressly required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent.
9.04    Reliance by Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely upon, and shall not incur any liability for relying upon, any notice, request, certificate, consent, statement, instrument, document or other writing (including any electronic message, Internet or intranet website posting or other distribution) believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed, sent or otherwise authenticated by the proper Person. The Administrative Agent also may rely upon any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to have been made by the proper Person, and shall not incur any liability for relying thereon. In determining compliance with any condition hereunder to the making of a Loan that by its terms must be fulfilled to the satisfaction of a Lender, the Administrative Agent may presume that such condition is satisfactory to such Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice to the contrary from such Lender prior to the making of such Loan. The Administrative Agent may consult with legal counsel (who may be counsel for the Borrower), independent accountants and other experts selected by it, and shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it in accordance with the advice of any such counsel, accountants or experts.

9.05    Delegation of Duties. The Administrative Agent may perform any and all 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 and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers by or through their respective Related Parties. The exculpatory provisions of this Section 9 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 in connection with the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein as well as activities as Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for the negligence or misconduct of any sub-agents except to the extent that a court of competent jurisdiction determines in a final and non appealable judgment that the Administrative Agent acted with gross negligence or willful misconduct in the selection of such sub-agents.


    



9.06    Resignation or Removal of Administrative Agent.

(a)    The Administrative Agent may at any time give notice of its resignation to the Lenders and the Borrower. Upon receipt of any such notice of resignation, the Required Lenders shall have the right, with the approval of the Borrower (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld; provided that if a Default shall exist at the time, no approval of the Borrower shall be required), to appoint a successor, which shall be a bank with an office in the United States, or an Affiliate of any such bank with an office in the United States. If no such successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days after the retiring Administrative Agent gives notice of its resignation (or such earlier day as shall be agreed by the Required Lenders) (the “Resignation Effective Date”), then the retiring Administrative Agent may (but shall not be obligated to) on behalf of the Lenders, appoint a successor Administrative Agent meeting the qualifications set forth above. Whether or not a successor has been appointed, such resignation shall become effective in accordance with such notice on the Resignation Effective Date.

(b)    If the Person serving as Administrative Agent is a Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (d) of the definition thereof or in the case of fraud, misappropriation of funds or the commission of illegal acts by the Administrative Agent or where the Administrative Agent has been grossly negligent in performing (or failing to perform) its obligations hereunder or under any other Loan Document in any material respect, the Required Lenders (excluding the vote of the Administrative Agent, in its capacity as a Lender, as more particularly set forth in the proviso to the this sentence) may, to the extent permitted by applicable law, by notice in writing to the Borrower and such Person remove such Person as Administrative Agent and, with the approval of the Borrower (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld; provided that if a Default shall exist at the time, no approval of the Borrower shall be required), appoint a successor; provided, however, that to the extent the Administrative Agent being replaced pursuant to this Section 9.06 is also a Lender, such Person shall not be permitted to vote in connection with the removal of the Administrative Agent and appointment of a successor Administrative Agent pursuant to this paragraph of Section 9.06. If no such successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days (or such earlier day as shall be agreed by the Required Lenders) (the “Removal Effective Date”), then such removal shall nonetheless become effective in accordance with such notice on the Removal Effective Date. Notwithstanding the terms of the Fee Letter, if the Administrative Agent resigns or is removed pursuant to this Section 9.06, then such Person shall not be entitled to receive an administrative agency fee that would otherwise become due and payable subsequent to such resignation or removal.
    
(c)    With effect from the Resignation Effective Date or the Removal Effective Date (as applicable) (1) the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and (2) except for any indemnity payments or other amounts then owed to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent, all payments, communications and determinations provided to be made by, to or through the Administrative Agent shall instead be made by or to each Lender directly, until such time, if any, as the Required Lenders appoint a successor Administrative Agent as provided for above. Upon the acceptance of a successor’s appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring (or removed) Administrative Agent (other than as provided in Section 3.01(g) and other than any rights to indemnity payments or other amounts owed to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent as of the Resignation Effective Date or the Removal Effective Date, as applicable), and the retiring or

    



removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from all of its duties and obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents (if not already discharged therefrom as provided above in this Section 9). The fees payable by the Borrower to a successor Administrative Agent shall be agreed upon between the Borrower and such successor. After the retiring or removed Administrative Agent’s resignation or removal hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, the provisions of this Article and Section 10.04 shall continue in effect for the benefit of such retiring or removed Administrative Agent, its sub agents and their respective Related Parties in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any of them while the retiring or removed Administrative Agent was acting as Administrative Agent.

9.07    Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders. Each Lender acknowledges that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender or any of their Related Parties and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement. Each Lender also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender or any of their Related Parties and based on such documents and information as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder.

9.08    No Other Duties, Etc. Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, none of the Arrangers or other agents listed on the cover page hereof shall have any powers, duties or responsibilities under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, except in its capacity, as applicable, as the Administrative Agent or a Lender hereunder.

9.09    Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim
. In case of the pendency of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or any other judicial proceeding relative to any Loan Party, the Administrative Agent (irrespective of whether the principal of any Loan 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, by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise:
(a)    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 Administrative Agent (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent and their respective agents and counsel and all other amounts due the Lenders and the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.07 and 10.04) allowed in such judicial proceeding; and

(b)    to collect and receive any monies or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same;

and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Lender 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, to pay to the Administrative Agent any amount due for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Administrative Agent and its agents and counsel, and any other amounts due the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.07 and 10.04.

    



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 any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Obligations or the rights of any Lender to authorize the Administrative Agent to vote in respect of the claim of any Lender in any such proceeding.
9.10    Guaranty Matters. Each of the Lenders (including each Lender in its capacity as a potential Hedge Bank) irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent, at its option and in its discretion, to release any Guarantor from its obligations under Section 11 hereof if such Person ceases to be required to be a Guarantor pursuant to the terms hereof.

Upon request by the Administrative Agent at any time, the Required Lenders will confirm in writing the Administrative Agent’s authority to release any Guarantor from its obligations under Section 11 hereof pursuant to this Section 9.10. In each case as specified in this Section 9.10, the Administrative Agent will, at the Borrower’s expense, execute and deliver to the applicable Loan Party such documents as Borrower may reasonably request to evidence the release of such Guarantor from its obligations hereunder, in each case in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents and this Section 9.10.
10.    MISCELLANEOUS
10.1    Amendments, Etc. No amendment or waiver of any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, and no consent to any departure by the Borrower or any other Loan Party therefrom, shall be effective unless in writing signed by the Required Lenders and the Borrower or the applicable Loan Party, as the case may be, and acknowledged by the Administrative Agent, and each such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given; provided, however, that no such amendment, waiver or consent shall:

(a)    waive any condition set forth in Sections 4.01(a), (b) or (c) or, in the case of the initial Borrowing, Section 4.02, without the written consent of each Lender;

(b)    extend or increase the Commitment of any Lender (or reinstate any Commitment terminated pursuant to Section 8.02) without the written consent of such Lender;

(c)    postpone any date fixed by this Agreement or any other Loan Document for any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts due to the Lenders (or any of them) hereunder or under any other Loan Document without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby;

(d)    reduce the principal of, or the rate of interest specified herein on, any Loan or (subject to clause (ii) of the second proviso to this Section 10.01) any fees or other amounts payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document, or change the manner of computation of any financial ratio (including any change in any applicable defined term) used in determining the Applicable Margin that would result in a reduction of any interest rate on any Loan or any fee payable hereunder without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby; provided, however, that only the consent of the Required Lenders shall be necessary to amend the definition of “Default Rate” or to waive any obligation of the Borrower to pay interest at the Default Rate;

(e)    change Section 8.03 in a manner that would alter the pro rata sharing of payments required thereby without the written consent of each Lender;


    



(f)    change (i) any provision of this Section 10.01 or the definition of “Required Lenders” or any other provision hereof specifying the number or percentage of Lenders required to amend, waive or otherwise modify any rights hereunder or make any determination or grant any consent hereunder (other than definitions specified in clause (ii) of this Section 10.01(g)), without the written consent of each Lender; or (ii) the definition of “Required Lenders” without the written consent of each Lender;

(g)    release, without the written consent of each Lender, all or substantially all of the value of the guaranty under Section 11 hereof, except to the extent the release of any Guarantor is permitted pursuant to Section 9.10 (in which case such release may be made by the Administrative Agent acting alone); or

(h)    impose any greater restriction on the ability of any Lender to assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the written consent of the Required Lenders;

and, provided further, that (i) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the Administrative Agent in addition to the Lenders required above, affect the rights or duties of the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any other Loan Document and (ii) the Fee Letter may be amended, or rights or privileges thereunder waived, in a writing executed only by the parties thereto. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no Defaulting Lender shall have any right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent hereunder (and any amendment, waiver or consent which by its terms requires the consent of all Lenders or each affected Lender may be effected with the consent of the applicable Lenders other than Defaulting Lenders), except that (x) the Commitment of any Defaulting Lender may not be increased or extended without the consent of such Lender and (y) any waiver, amendment or modification requiring the consent of all Lenders or each affected Lender that by its terms affects any Defaulting Lender more adversely than other affected Lenders shall require the consent of such Defaulting Lender.
Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, this Agreement may be amended with the written consent of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower (i) to add one or more additional term loan facilities to this Agreement subject to the limitations in Section 2.12 and to permit the extensions of credit and all related obligations and liabilities arising in connection therewith from time to time outstanding to share ratably (or on a basis subordinated to the existing facilities hereunder) in the benefits of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents with the obligations and liabilities from time to time outstanding in respect of the existing facilities hereunder, and (ii) in connection with the foregoing, to permit, as deemed appropriate by the Administrative Agent, the Lenders providing such additional credit facilities to participate in any required vote or action required to be approved by the Required Lenders or by any other number, percentage or class of Lenders hereunder.
If any Lender is a Non-Consenting Lender, then the Borrower may replace such Non-Consenting Lender in accordance with Section 10.13.
10.02    Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communication.

(a)    Notices Generally. Except in the case of notices and other communications expressly permitted to be given by telephone (and except as provided in subsection (b) below), all notices and other communications provided for herein shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or overnight courier service, mailed by certified or registered mail or sent by facsimile or electronic mail; provided however, that any notice sent by electronic mail must also be sent by one

    



(1) of the other methods set forth in this subsection (a) (other than facsimile) as follows, and all notices and other communications expressly permitted hereunder to be given by telephone shall be made to the applicable telephone number, as follows:
(viii)if to any Loan Party or the Administrative Agent, to the address, facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone number specified for such Person on Schedule 10.02; and
(ix)if to any other Lender, to the address(es), facsimile number(s), electronic mail address(es) or telephone number(s) specified in its Administrative Questionnaire (including, as appropriate, notices delivered solely to the Person designated by a Lender on its Administrative Questionnaire then in effect for the delivery of notices that may contain material non-public information relating to the Borrower).
Notices and other communications sent by hand or overnight courier service, or mailed by certified or registered mail, shall be deemed to have been given when received; notices and other communications sent by facsimile shall be deemed to have been given when sent (except that, if not given during normal business hours for the recipient, shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next Business Day for the recipient). Notices and other communications delivered through electronic communications to the extent provided in subsection (b) below, shall be effective as provided in such subsection (b).
(b)    Electronic Communications. Notices and other communications to the Lenders hereunder may be delivered or furnished by electronic communication (including e‑mail, FpML messaging and Internet or intranet websites) pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent, provided that the foregoing shall not apply to notices to any Lender pursuant to Section 2 if such Lender has notified the Administrative Agent that it is incapable of receiving notices under such Section by electronic communication. The Administrative Agent or the Borrower may each, in its discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by it, provided that approval of such procedures may be limited to particular notices or communications.

Unless the Administrative Agent otherwise prescribes, (i) notices and other communications sent to an e-mail address shall be deemed received upon the sender’s receipt of an acknowledgement from the intended recipient (such as by the “return receipt requested” function, as available, return e-mail or other written acknowledgement), and (ii) notices or communications posted to an Internet or intranet website shall be deemed received upon the deemed receipt by the intended recipient at its e-mail address as described in the foregoing clause (i) of notification that such notice or communication is available and identifying the website address therefor; provided that, for both clauses (i) and (ii), if such notice, email or other communication is not sent during the normal business hours of the recipient, such notice, email or communication shall be deemed to have been sent at the opening of business on the next business day for the recipient.
(c)    The Platform. THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” THE AGENT PARTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW) DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE BORROWER MATERIALS OR THE ADEQUACY OF THE PLATFORM, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE BORROWER MATERIALS. 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 ANY AGENT PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE BORROWER MATERIALS

    



OR THE PLATFORM. In no event shall the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties (collectively, the “Agent Parties”) have any liability to the Borrower, any Lender, or any other Person for losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses of any kind (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) arising out of the Borrower’s, any Loan Party’s or the Administrative Agent’s transmission of Borrower Materials or notices through the Platform, any other electronic platform or electronic messaging service, or through the Internet, except to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by a final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Agent Party; provided, however, that in no event shall any Agent Party have any liability to the Borrower, any Lender or any other Person for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages (as opposed to direct or actual damages).

(d)    Change of Address, Etc. Each of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent may change its address, facsimile or telephone number for notices and other communications hereunder by notice to the other parties hereto. Each other Lender may change its address, facsimile or telephone number for notices and other communications hereunder by notice to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent. In addition, each Lender agrees to notify the Administrative Agent from time to time to ensure that the Administrative Agent has on record (i) an effective address, contact name, telephone number, facsimile number and electronic mail address to which notices and other communications may be sent and (ii) accurate wire instructions for such Lender. Furthermore, each Public Lender agrees to cause at least one individual at or on behalf of such Public Lender to at all times have selected the “Private Side Information” or similar designation on the content declaration screen of the Platform in order to enable such Public Lender or its delegate, in accordance with such Public Lender’s compliance procedures and Applicable Laws, including United States Federal and state securities laws, to make reference to Borrower Materials that are not made available through the “Public Side Information” portion of the Platform and that may contain material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its securities for purposes of United States Federal or state securities laws.

(e)    Reliance by Administrative Agent and Lenders. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall be entitled to rely and act upon any notices (including telephonic or electronic Committed Loan Notices) purportedly given by or on behalf of the Borrower even if (i) such notices were not made in a manner specified herein, were incomplete or were not preceded or followed by any other form of notice specified herein, or (ii) the terms thereof, as understood by the recipient, varied from any confirmation thereof. The Borrower shall indemnify the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the Related Parties of each of them from all losses, costs, expenses and liabilities resulting from the reliance by such Person on each notice purportedly given by or on behalf of the Borrower. All telephonic notices to and other telephonic communications with the Administrative Agent may be recorded by the Administrative Agent, and each of the parties hereto hereby consents to such recording.

10.03    No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement
. No failure by any Lender or the Administrative Agent to exercise, and no delay by any such Person in exercising, any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege. The rights, remedies, powers and privileges herein provided, and provided under each other Loan Document, are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights, remedies, powers and privileges provided by Applicable Laws.

    




Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein or in any other Loan Document, the authority to enforce rights and remedies hereunder and under the other Loan Documents against the Loan Parties or any of them shall be vested exclusively in, and all actions and proceedings at law in connection with such enforcement shall be instituted and maintained exclusively by, the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 8.02 for the benefit of the Credit Parties; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not prohibit (a) the Administrative Agent from exercising on its own behalf the rights and remedies that inure to its benefit (solely in its capacity as Administrative Agent) hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, (b) any Lender from exercising setoff rights in accordance with Section 10.08 (subject to the terms of Section 2.11), or (c) any Lender from filing proofs of claim or appearing and filing pleadings on its own behalf during the pendency of a proceeding relative to any Loan Party under any Debtor Relief Law; and provided, further, that if at any time there is no Person acting as Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, then (i) the Required Lenders shall have the rights otherwise ascribed to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 8.02 and (ii) in addition to the matters set forth in clauses (b) and (c) of the preceding proviso and subject to Section 2.11, any Lender may, with the consent of the Required Lenders, enforce any rights and remedies available to it and as authorized by the Required Lenders.
10.4    Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver.

(a)    Costs and Expenses. The Borrower shall pay, on the Closing Date and thereafter within five (5) Business Days after written demand, (i) all reasonable and documented out‑of‑pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent and its Affiliates (including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel for the Administrative Agent), in connection with the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein, the preparation, negotiation, execution, delivery and administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents or any amendments, modifications or waivers of the provisions hereof or thereof (whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby shall be consummated) and (ii) all out‑of‑pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent or any Lender (including the fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for the Administrative Agent or any Lender), and shall pay all fees and time charges for attorneys who may be employees of the Administrative Agent or any Lender, in connection with the enforcement or protection of its rights (A) in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including its rights under this Section, or (B) in connection with the Loans made hereunder, including all such out‑of‑pocket expenses incurred during any workout, restructuring or negotiations in respect of such Loans. For the avoidance of doubt, this Section shall not provide any right to payment with respect to increases in taxes or costs and expenses related solely to such increases in taxes.

(b)    Indemnification by the Borrower. The Borrower shall indemnify the Administrative Agent (and any sub-agent thereof) and each Lender, and each Related Party of any of the foregoing Persons (each such Person being called an “Indemnitee”) against, and hold each Indemnitee harmless from, any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities and related expenses (including the fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for any Indemnitee), and shall indemnify and hold harmless each Indemnitee from all fees and time charges and disbursements for attorneys who may be employees of any Indemnitee, incurred by any Indemnitee or asserted against any Indemnitee by any third party or by the Borrower or any other Loan Party other than such Indemnitee and its Related Parties arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of (i) the execution or delivery of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby or thereby, the performance by the parties hereto of their respective obligations

    



hereunder or thereunder, the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, or, in the case of the Administrative Agent (and any sub-agent thereof) and its Related Parties only, the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including in respect of any matters addressed in Section 3.01), (ii) any Loan or the use or proposed use of the proceeds therefrom, (iii) any actual or alleged presence or release of Hazardous Materials on or from any property owned or operated by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, or any Environmental Liability related in any way to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, or (iv) any actual or prospective claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, whether based on contract, tort or any other theory, whether brought by a third party or by the Borrower or any other Loan Party, and regardless of whether any Indemnitee is a party thereto, IN ALL CASES, WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY OR ARISING, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OUT OF THE COMPARATIVE, CONTRIBUTORY OR SOLE NEGLIGENCE OF THE INDEMNITEE; provided that such indemnity shall not, as to any Indemnitee, be available to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or related expenses (x) are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee or (y) result from a claim brought by the Borrower or any other Loan Party against an Indemnitee for breach in bad faith of such Indemnitee’s obligations hereunder or under any other Loan Document, if the Borrower or such other Loan Party has obtained a final and nonappealable judgment in its favor on such claim as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction. Without limiting the provisions of Section 3.01(c), this Section shall not apply with respect to Taxes other than any Taxes that represent losses, claims, damages, etc. arising from any non-Tax claim.

(c)    Reimbursement by Lenders. To the extent that the Borrower for any reason fails to indefeasibly pay any amount required under subsection (a) or (b) of this Section to be paid by it to the Administrative Agent (or any sub-agent thereof) or any Related Party of any of the foregoing, each Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent (or any such sub-agent) or such Related Party, as the case may be, such Lender’s pro rata share (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought based on each Lender’s share of the Total Credit Exposure of all Lenders at such time) of such unpaid amount (including any such unpaid amount in respect of a claim asserted by such Lender), such payment to be made severally among them based on such Lenders’ Applicable Percentage (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought), provided, further that, the unreimbursed expense or indemnified loss, claim, damage, liability or related expense, as the case may be, was incurred by or asserted against the Administrative Agent (or any such sub-agent) in its capacity as such, or against any Related Party of any of the foregoing acting for the Administrative Agent (or any such sub-agent) in connection with such capacity. The obligations of the Lenders under this subsection (c) are subject to the provisions of Section 2.10(d).

(d)    Waiver of Consequential Damages, Etc. To the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Laws, the Borrower shall not assert, and hereby waives, and acknowledges that no other Person shall have, any claim against any Indemnitee, on any theory of liability, for special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages (as opposed to direct or actual damages) arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of, this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby, the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, any Loan or the use of the proceeds thereof. No Indemnitee referred to in subsection (b) above shall be liable for any damages arising from the use by unintended recipients of any information or other materials distributed to such unintended recipients by such Indemnitee through telecommunications, electronic or other information transmission systems in connection with this Agreement or the other Loan Documents or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby other than for direct or actual damages

    



resulting from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee as determined by a final and nonappealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction.

(e)    Payments. All amounts due under this Section shall be payable not later than ten (10) Business Days after demand therefor.

(f)    Survival. The agreements in this Section and the indemnity provisions of Section 10.02(e) shall survive the resignation of the Administrative Agent, the replacement of any Lender, the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all the other Obligations.

10.05    Payments Set Aside. To the extent that any payment by or on behalf of the Borrower is made to the Administrative Agent or any Lender, or the Administrative Agent or any Lender exercises its right of setoff, and such payment or the proceeds of such setoff or any part thereof is subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside or required (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Administrative Agent or such Lender in its discretion) to be repaid to a trustee, receiver or any other party, in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or otherwise, then (a) to the extent of such recovery, the obligation or part thereof originally intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued in full force and effect as if such payment had not been made or such setoff had not occurred, and (b) each Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent upon demand its applicable share (without duplication) of any amount so recovered from or repaid by the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such payment is made at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect. The obligations of the Lenders under clause (b) of the preceding sentence shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

10.06    Successors and Assigns.

(a)    Successors and Assigns Generally. The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, except that neither the Borrower nor any other Loan Party may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent and each Lender and no Lender may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder except (i) to an assignee in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this Section, (ii) by way of participation in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this Section, or (iii) by way of pledge or assignment of a security interest subject to the restrictions of subsection (e) of this Section (and any other attempted assignment or transfer by any party hereto shall be null and void). Nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, shall be construed to confer upon any Person (other than the parties hereto, their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, Participants to the extent provided in subsection (d) of this Section and, to the extent expressly contemplated hereby, the Related Parties of each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders) any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or by reason of this Agreement.

(b)    Assignments by Lenders. Any Lender may at any time assign to one or more assignees all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitments and the Loans at the time owing to it); provided that any such assignment shall be subject to the following conditions:

    



(i)    Minimum Amounts.
(A)in the case of an assignment of the entire remaining amount of the assigning Lender’s Commitments and the Loans at the time owing to it or contemporaneous assignments to related Approved Funds that equal at least the amount specified in subsection (b)(i)(B) of this Section in the aggregate or in the case of an assignment to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund, no minimum amount need be assigned; and

(B)in any case not described in subsection (b)(i)(A) of this Section, the aggregate amount of the Commitments (which for this purpose includes Loans outstanding thereunder) or, if the Commitments is not then in effect, the principal outstanding balance of the Loans of the assigning Lender subject to each such assignment, determined as of the date the Assignment and Assumption with respect to such assignment is delivered to the Administrative Agent or, if “Trade Date” is specified in the Assignment and Assumption, as of the Trade Date, shall not be less than $5,000,000, unless each of the Administrative Agent and, so long as no Event of Default then exists, the Borrower otherwise consents (each such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).

(ii)    Proportionate Amounts. Each partial assignment shall be made as an assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement with respect to the Loans or the Commitments assigned;

(iii)    Required Consents. No consent shall be required for any assignment except to the extent required by subsection (b)(i)(B) of this Section and, in addition:

(A)    the consent of the Borrower (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld) shall be required unless (1) an Event of Default exists at the time of such assignment or (2) such assignment is to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund; provided that the Borrower shall be deemed to have consented to any such assignment unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent within ten (10) Business Days after having received notice thereof; and
(B)    the consent of the Administrative Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required for assignments in respect of (1) any Commitment if such assignment is to a Person that is not a Lender with a Commitment, an Affiliate of such Lender or an Approved Fund with respect to such Lender or (2) any Loan to a Person that is not a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund.

(iv)    Assignment and Assumption. The parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption, together with a processing and recordation fee in the amount of $3,500; provided, however, that the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, elect to waive such processing and recordation fee in the case of any assignment. The assignee, if it is not a Lender, shall deliver to the Administrative Agent an Administrative Questionnaire.

(v)    No Assignment to Certain Persons. No such assignment shall be made (A) to the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries, (B) to any Defaulting

    



Lender or any of its Subsidiaries, or any Person who, upon becoming a Lender hereunder, would constitute any of the foregoing Persons described in this clause (B), or (C) to a natural person.

(vi)    Certain Additional Payments. In connection with any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder, no such assignment shall be effective unless and until, in addition to the other conditions thereto set forth herein, the parties to the assignment shall make such additional payments to the Administrative Agent in an aggregate amount sufficient, upon distribution thereof as appropriate (which may be outright payment, purchases by the assignee of participations or subparticipations, or other compensating actions, including funding, with the consent of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, the applicable pro rata share of Loans previously requested but not funded by the Defaulting Lender, to each of which the applicable assignee and assignor hereby irrevocably consent), to (x) pay and satisfy in full all payment liabilities then owed by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent or any Lender hereunder (and interest accrued thereon) and (y) acquire (and fund as appropriate) its full pro rata share of all Loans in accordance with its Applicable Percentage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder shall become effective under Applicable Laws without compliance with the provisions of this paragraph, then the assignee of such interest shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender for all purposes of this Agreement until such compliance occurs.

Subject to acceptance and recording thereof by the Administrative Agent pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section, from and after the effective date specified in each Assignment and Assumption, the assignee thereunder shall be a party to this Agreement and, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Agreement, and the assigning Lender thereunder shall, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, be released from its obligations under this Agreement (and, in the case of an Assignment and Assumption covering all of the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement, such Lender shall cease to be a party hereto) but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 3.01, 3.04, 3.05, and 10.04 with respect to facts and circumstances occurring prior to the effective date of such assignment; provided, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no assignment by a Defaulting Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender. Upon request, the Borrower (at its expense) shall execute and deliver a Note to the assignee Lender. Any assignment or transfer by a Lender of rights or obligations under this Agreement that does not comply with this subsection shall be treated for purposes of this Agreement as a sale by such Lender of a participation in such rights and obligations in accordance with subsection (d) of this Section.
(c)    Register. The Administrative Agent, acting solely for this purpose as an agent of the Borrower (and such agency being solely for tax purposes), shall maintain at the Administrative Agent’s Office a copy of each Assignment and Assumption delivered to it (or the equivalent thereof in electronic form) and a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Lenders, and the Commitments of, and principal amounts (and stated interest) of the Loans owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “Register”). The entries in the Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Lender

    



hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement. The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrower and any Lender, at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.

(d)    Participations. Any Lender may at any time, without the consent of, or notice to, the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, sell participations to any Person (other than a natural Person, a Defaulting Lender or the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries) (each, a “Participant”) in all or a portion of such Lender’s rights and/or obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitments and/or the Loans owing to it); provided that (i) such Lender’s obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged, (ii) such Lender shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the performance of such obligations and (iii) the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, each Lender shall be responsible for the indemnity under Section 10.04(c) without regard to the existence of any participation.

Any agreement or instrument pursuant to which a Lender sells such a participation shall provide that such Lender shall retain the sole right to enforce this Agreement and to approve any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement; provided that such agreement or instrument may provide that such Lender will not, without the consent of the Participant, agree to any amendment, waiver or other modification described in the first proviso to Section 10.01 that affects such Participant. The Borrower agrees that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Sections 3.01, 3.04 and 3.05 to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section (it being understood that the documentation required under Section 3.01(e) shall be delivered to the Lender who sells the participation) to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to clause (b) of this Section; provided that such Participant (A) agrees to be subject to the provisions of Sections 3.06 and 10.13 as if it were an assignee under paragraph (b) of this Section and (B) shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Section 3.01 or 3.04, with respect to any participation, than the Lender from whom it acquired the applicable participation would have been entitled to receive, except to the extent such entitlement to receive a greater payment results from a Change in Law that occurs after the Participant acquired the applicable participation. Each Lender that sells a participation agrees, at the Borrower’s request and expense, to use reasonable efforts to cooperate with the Borrower to effectuate the provisions of Section 3.06 with respect to any Participant. To the extent permitted by law, each Participant also shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 10.08 as though it were a Lender; provided that such Participant agrees to be subject to Section 2.11 as though it were a Lender. Each Lender that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as an agent of the Borrower, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts (and stated interest) of each Participant’s interest in the Loans or other obligations under the Loan Documents (the “Participant Register”); provided that no Lender shall have any obligation to disclose all or any portion of the Participant Register (including the identity of any Participant or any information relating to a Participant’s interest in any commitments, loans, letters of credit or its other obligations under any Loan Document) to any Person except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such commitment, loan, letter of credit or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations. The entries in the Participant Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and such Lender shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Agreement notwithstanding any notice to the contrary. For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as Administrative Agent) shall have no responsibility for maintaining a Participant Register.

    



(e)    Certain Pledges. Any Lender may at any time pledge or assign a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement (including under its Note, if any) to secure obligations of such Lender, including any pledge or assignment to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank; provided that no such pledge or assignment shall release such Lender from any of its obligations hereunder or substitute any such pledgee or assignee for such Lender as a party hereto.

10.7    Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality. Each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the Information (as defined below), except that Information may be disclosed (a) to its Affiliates and to its Related Parties (it being understood that the Persons to whom such disclosure is made will be informed of the confidential nature of such Information and instructed to keep such Information confidential), (b) to the extent required or requested by any regulatory authority purporting to have jurisdiction over such Person or its Related Parties (including any self-regulatory authority, such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners), (c) to the extent required by Applicable Laws or regulations or by any subpoena or similar legal process, (d) to any other party hereto, (e) in connection with the exercise of any remedies hereunder or under any other Loan Document or any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the enforcement of rights hereunder or thereunder, (f) subject to an agreement containing provisions substantially the same as those of this Section, to (i) any assignee of or Participant in, or any prospective assignee of or Participant in, any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement or any Eligible Assignee invited to be a Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(c) or (ii) any actual or prospective party (or its Related Parties) to any swap, derivative or other transaction under which payments are to be made by reference to the Borrower and its obligations, this Agreement or payments hereunder, (g) on a confidential basis to (i) any rating agency in connection with rating the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or the credit facilities provided hereunder or (ii) the CUSIP Service Bureau or any similar agency in connection with the issuance and monitoring of CUSIP numbers or other market identifiers with respect to the credit facilities provided hereunder, (h) with the consent of the Borrower or (i) to the extent such Information (x) becomes publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section or (y) becomes available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any of their respective Affiliates on a nonconfidential basis from a source other than the Borrower. For purposes of this Section, “Information” means all information received from the Borrower or any Subsidiary relating to the Borrower or any Subsidiary or any of their respective businesses, other than any such information that is available to the Administrative Agent or any Lender on a nonconfidential basis prior to disclosure by the Borrower or any Subsidiary, provided that, in the case of written information received from the Borrower or any Subsidiary after the date hereof, such information is clearly identified at the time of delivery as confidential. Any Person required to maintain the confidentiality of Information as provided in this Section shall be considered to have complied with its obligation to do so if such Person has exercised the same degree of care to maintain the confidentiality of such Information as such Person would accord to its own confidential information.

Each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders acknowledges that (a) the Information may include material non-public information concerning the Borrower or a Subsidiary, as the case may be, (b) it has developed compliance procedures regarding the use of material non-public information and (c) it will handle such material non-public information in accordance with Applicable Laws, including United States Federal and state securities laws.
10.08    Right of Setoff. If an Event of Default exists, each Lender and each of their respective Affiliates is hereby authorized at any time and from time to time, after written notice to the Administrative Agent, to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Laws, to set off and apply any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final, in whatever currency) at any time held and other obligations (in whatever currency) at any time owing by such Lender or any such Affiliate to or for the credit or the

    



account of the Borrower or any other Loan Party against any and all of the obligations of the Borrower or such Loan Party now or hereafter existing under this Agreement or any other Loan Document to such Lender, irrespective of whether or not such Lender shall have made any demand under this Agreement or any other Loan Document and although such obligations of the Borrower or such Loan Party may be contingent or unmatured or are owed to a branch or office of such Lender different from the branch or office holding such deposit or obligated on such indebtedness; provided that in the event that any Defaulting Lender shall exercise any such right of setoff, (x) all amounts so set off shall be paid over immediately to the Administrative Agent for further application in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.13 and, pending such payment, shall be segregated by such Defaulting Lender from its other funds and deemed held in trust for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and (y) the Defaulting Lender shall provide promptly to the Administrative Agent a statement describing in reasonable detail the Obligations owing to such Defaulting Lender as to which it exercised such right of setoff. The rights of each Lender and their respective Affiliates under this Section are in addition to other rights and remedies (including other rights of setoff) that such Lender or their respective Affiliates may have. Each Lender agrees to notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent promptly after any such setoff and application, provided that the failure to give such notice shall not affect the validity of such setoff and application.

10.09    Interest Rate Limitation. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any Loan Document, the interest paid or agreed to be paid under the Loan Documents shall not exceed the maximum rate of non-usurious interest permitted by Applicable Laws (the “Maximum Rate”). If the Administrative Agent or any Lender shall receive interest in an amount that exceeds the Maximum Rate, the excess interest shall be applied to the principal of the Loans or, if it exceeds such unpaid principal, refunded to the Borrower. In determining whether the interest contracted for, charged, or received by the Administrative Agent or a Lender exceeds the Maximum Rate, such Person may, to the extent permitted by Applicable Laws, (a) characterize any payment that is not principal as an expense, fee, or premium rather than interest, (b) exclude voluntary prepayments and the effects thereof, and (c) amortize, prorate, allocate, and spread in equal or unequal parts the total amount of interest throughout the contemplated term of the Obligations hereunder.

10.10    Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto in different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. This Agreement and the other Loan Documents constitute the entire contract among the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede any and all previous agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof. Except as provided in Section 4.01, this Agreement shall become effective when it shall have been executed by the Administrative Agent and when the Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts hereof that, when taken together, bear the signatures of each of the other parties hereto. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Agreement by telecopy or other electronic imaging means shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Agreement.

10.11    Survival of Representations and Warranties. All representations and warranties made hereunder and in any other Loan Document or other document delivered pursuant hereto or thereto or in connection herewith or therewith shall survive the execution and delivery hereof and thereof. Such representations and warranties have been or will be relied upon by the Administrative Agent and each Lender, regardless of any investigation made by the Administrative Agent or any Lender or on their behalf and notwithstanding that the Administrative Agent or any Lender may have had notice or knowledge of any Default at the time of any Borrowing, and shall continue in full force and effect as long as any Loan or any other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied.


    



10.12    Severability. If any provision of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, (a) the legality, validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall not be affected or impaired thereby and (b) the parties shall endeavor in good faith negotiations to replace the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provisions with valid provisions the economic effect of which comes as close as possible to that of the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provisions. The invalidity of a provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction. Without limiting the foregoing provisions of this Section 10.12, if and to the extent that the enforceability of any provisions in this Agreement relating to Defaulting Lenders shall be limited by Debtor Relief Laws, as determined in good faith by the Administrative Agent, then such provisions shall be deemed to be in effect only to the extent not so limited.

10.13    Replacement of Lenders. If the Borrower is entitled to replace a Lender pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.06, or if any Lender is a Defaulting Lender or a Non-Consenting Lender, then the Borrower may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in, and consents required by, Section 10.06), all of its interests, rights (other than its existing rights to payments pursuant to Section 3.01 and 3.04) and obligations under this Agreement and the related Loan Documents to an Eligible Assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment), provided that:

(a)    the Borrower shall have paid to the Administrative Agent the assignment fee (if any) specified in Section 10.06(b);

(b)    such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder and under the other Loan Documents (including any amounts under Section 3.05) from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Borrower (in the case of all other amounts);

(c)    in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 3.04 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 3.01, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments thereafter;

(d)    such assignment does not conflict with Applicable Laws; and

(e)    in the case of an assignment resulting from a Lender becoming a Non-Consenting Lender, the applicable assignee shall have consented to the applicable amendment, waiver or consent.

A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment or delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrower to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.
10.14    Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc.

(a)    GOVERNING LAW. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK (INCLUDING SECTION 5-1401 AND SECTION 5-1402 OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATIONS LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK).


    



(b)    SUBMISSION TO JURISDICTION. THE BORROWER AND EACH OTHER LOAN PARTY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY SUBMITS, FOR ITSELF AND ITS PROPERTY, TO THE NONEXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF ANY NEW YORK STATE OR FEDERAL COURT SITTING IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT, OR FOR RECOGNITION OR ENFORCEMENT OF ANY JUDGMENT, AND EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY AGREES THAT ALL CLAIMS IN RESPECT OF ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING MAY BE HEARD AND DETERMINED IN SUCH COURTS. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO AGREES THAT A FINAL JUDGMENT IN ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE AND MAY BE ENFORCED IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS BY SUIT ON THE JUDGMENT OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER PROVIDED BY APPLICABLE LAWS. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT OR IN ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT SHALL AFFECT ANY RIGHT THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT OR ANY LENDER MAY OTHERWISE HAVE TO BRING ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT AGAINST THE BORROWER OR ANY OTHER LOAN PARTY OR ITS PROPERTIES IN THE COURTS OF ANY JURISDICTION.

(c)    WAIVER OF VENUE. THE BORROWER AND EACH OTHER LOAN PARTY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, ANY OBJECTION THAT IT MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER HAVE TO THE LAYING OF VENUE OF ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT IN ANY COURT REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH (b) OF THIS SECTION. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, THE DEFENSE OF AN INCONVENIENT FORUM TO THE MAINTENANCE OF SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN ANY SUCH COURT.

(d)    SERVICE OF PROCESS. EACH PARTY HERETO IRREVOCABLY CONSENTS TO SERVICE OF PROCESS IN THE MANNER PROVIDED FOR NOTICES IN SECTION 10.02. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT WILL AFFECT THE RIGHT OF ANY PARTY HERETO TO SERVE PROCESS IN ANY OTHER MANNER PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS.

10.15    Waiver of Jury Trial. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY). EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PERSON HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PERSON WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.


    



10.16    No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility. In connection with all aspects of each transaction contemplated hereby (including in connection with any amendment, waiver or other modification hereof or of any other Loan Document), the Borrower and each other Loan Party acknowledges and agrees, and acknowledges its Affiliates’ understanding, that: (i)(A) the arranging and other services regarding this Agreement provided by the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and the Lenders, are arm’s-length commercial transactions between the Borrower , each other Loan Party and their respective Affiliates, on the one hand, and the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and the Lenders, on the other hand, (B) each of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties has consulted its own legal, accounting, regulatory and tax advisors to the extent it has deemed appropriate, and (C) the Borrower and each other Loan Party is capable of evaluating, and understands and accepts, the terms, risks and conditions of the transactions contemplated hereby and by the other Loan Documents; (ii)(A) the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and each Lender is and has been acting solely as a principal and, except as expressly agreed in writing by the relevant parties, has not been, is not, and will not be acting as an advisor, agent or fiduciary for the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Affiliates, or any other Person and (B) neither the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers nor any Lender has any obligation to the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Affiliates with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby except those obligations expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents; and (iii) the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and the Lenders and their respective Affiliates may be engaged in a broad range of transactions that involve interests that differ from those of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and their respective Affiliates, and neither the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers nor any Lender has any obligation to disclose any of such interests to the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Affiliates. To the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Laws, each of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties hereby waives and releases any claims that it may have against the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and the Lenders with respect to any breach or alleged breach of agency or fiduciary duty in connection with any aspect of any transaction contemplated hereby.

10.17    Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature” and words of like import in or related to any document to be signed in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby (including without limitation Assignment and Assumptions, amendments or other modifications, Committed Loan Notices, waivers and consents) shall be deemed to include electronic signatures or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, and the Administrative Agent or any Lender may store the electronic image of this Agreement and the Loan Documents in its electronic form and then destroy the paper original as part of such Person’s normal business practices, with the electronic image deemed to be an original to the extent and as provided for in any Applicable Laws, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; provided that notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary the Administrative Agent is under no obligation to agree to accept electronic signatures in any form or in any format unless expressly agreed to by the Administrative Agent pursuant to procedures approved by it.

10.18    USA PATRIOT Act. Each Lender that is subject to the PATRIOT Act and the Administrative Agent (for itself and not on behalf of any Lender) hereby notifies the Borrower that pursuant to the requirements of the PATRIOT Act, it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies the Borrower, which information includes the name and address of the Borrower and other information that will allow such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, to identify the Borrower in accordance with the PATRIOT Act. The Borrower shall, promptly following a request by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, provide all documentation and other information that the Administrative Agent or such Lender

    



requests in order to comply with its ongoing obligations under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act.

10.19    Entire Agreement. THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS REPRESENT THE FINAL AGREEMENT AMONG THE PARTIES AND MAY NOT BE CONTRADICTED BY EVIDENCE OF PRIOR, CONTEMPORANEOUS, OR SUBSEQUENT ORAL AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES. THERE ARE NO UNWRITTEN ORAL AGREEMENTS AMONG THE PARTIES.

11.    GUARANTY

11.01    The Guaranty.

(a)    Each of the Guarantors hereby jointly and severally guarantees to the Administrative Agent and each of the holders of the Obligations, as hereinafter provided, as primary obligor and not as surety, the prompt payment of the Obligations (the “Guaranteed Obligations”) in full when due (whether at stated maturity, as a mandatory prepayment, by acceleration or otherwise) strictly in accordance with the terms thereof. The Guarantors hereby further agree that if any of the Guaranteed Obligations are not paid in full when due (whether at stated maturity, as a mandatory prepayment, by acceleration or otherwise), the Guarantors will, jointly and severally, promptly pay the same, without any demand or notice whatsoever, and that in the case of any extension of time of payment or renewal of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, the same will be promptly paid in full when due (whether at extended maturity, as a mandatory prepayment, by acceleration or otherwise) in accordance with the terms of such extension or renewal.

(b)    Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained herein, in any other of the Loan Documents or other documents relating to the Obligations, the obligations of each Guarantor under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be limited to an aggregate amount equal to the largest amount that would not render such obligations subject to avoidance under the Debtor Relief Laws or any comparable provisions of any applicable state law.

11.02    Obligations Unconditional. The obligations of the Guarantors under Section 11.01 are joint and several, absolute and unconditional, irrespective of the value, genuineness, validity, regularity or enforceability of any of the Loan Documents or other documents relating to the Obligations, or any substitution, compromise, release, impairment or exchange of any other guarantee of or security for any of the Guaranteed Obligations, and, to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Laws, irrespective of any other circumstance whatsoever that might otherwise constitute a legal or equitable discharge or defense of a surety or guarantor, it being the intent of this Section 11.02 that the obligations of the Guarantors hereunder shall be absolute and unconditional under any and all circumstances. Each Guarantor agrees that such Guarantor shall have no right of subrogation, indemnity, reimbursement or contribution against the Borrower or any other Guarantor for amounts paid under this Section 11 until such time as the Obligations have been irrevocably paid in full and the commitments relating thereto have expired or been terminated. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it is agreed that, to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Laws, the occurrence of any one or more of the following shall not alter or impair the liability of any Guarantor hereunder, which shall remain absolute and unconditional as described above:

(a)    at any time or from time to time, without notice to any Guarantor, the time for any performance of or compliance with any of the Guaranteed Obligations shall be extended, or such performance or compliance shall be waived;

    




(b)    any of the acts mentioned in any of the provisions of any of the Loan Documents, or other documents relating to the Guaranteed Obligations or any other agreement or instrument referred to therein shall be done or omitted;

(c)    the maturity of any of the Guaranteed Obligations shall be accelerated, or any of the Obligations shall be modified, supplemented or amended in any respect, or any right under any of the Loan Documents or other documents relating to the Guaranteed Obligations, or any other agreement or instrument referred to therein shall be waived or any other guarantee of any of the Guaranteed Obligations or any security therefor shall be released, impaired or exchanged in whole or in part or otherwise dealt with;

(d)    any Lien granted to, or in favor of, the Administrative Agent or any of the holders of the Guaranteed Obligations as security for any of the Guaranteed Obligations shall fail to attach or be perfected; or

(e)    any of the Guaranteed Obligations shall be determined to be void or voidable (including, without limitation, for the benefit of any creditor of any Guarantor) or shall be subordinated to the claims of any Person (including, without limitation, any creditor of any Guarantor).

With respect to its obligations hereunder, each Guarantor hereby expressly waives diligence, presentment, demand of payment, protest notice of acceptance of the guaranty given hereby and of Borrowings that may constitute obligations guaranteed hereby, notices of amendments, waivers and supplements to the Loan Documents and other documents relating to the Guaranteed Obligations, or the compromise, release or exchange of collateral or security, and all notices whatsoever, and any requirement that the Administrative Agent or any holder of the Guaranteed Obligations exhaust any right, power or remedy or proceed against any Person under any of the Loan Documents or any other documents relating to the Guaranteed Obligations or any other agreement or instrument referred to therein, or against any other Person under any other guarantee of, or security for, any of the Obligations.
11.03    Reinstatement. Neither the Guarantors’ obligations hereunder nor any remedy for the enforcement thereof shall be impaired, modified, changed or released in any manner whatsoever by an impairment, modification, change, release or limitation of the liability of the Borrower, by reason of the Borrower’s bankruptcy or insolvency or by reason of the invalidity or unenforceability of all or any portion of the Guaranteed Obligations. The obligations of the Guarantors under this Section 11 shall be automatically reinstated if and to the extent that for any reason any payment by or on behalf of any Person in respect of the Guaranteed Obligations is rescinded or must be otherwise restored by any holder of any of the Obligations, whether as a result of any proceedings pursuant to any Debtor Relief Law or otherwise, and each Guarantor agrees that it will indemnify the Administrative Agent and each holder of Guaranteed Obligations on demand for all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses (including all reasonable fees, expenses and disbursements of any law firm or other outside counsel incurred by the Administrative Agent) incurred by the Administrative Agent or such holder of Guaranteed Obligations in connection with such rescission or restoration, including any such costs and expenses incurred in defending against any claim alleging that such payment constituted a preference, fraudulent transfer or similar payment under any Debtor Relief Law.

11.04    Certain Waivers. Each Guarantor acknowledges and agrees that (a) the guaranty given hereby may be enforced without the necessity of resorting to or otherwise exhausting remedies in respect of any other security or collateral interests, and without the necessity at any time of having to take recourse

    
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