EX-10.2 3 thirdamendedandrestatedcre.htm EX-10.2 Document
Deal CUSIP Number: 01449LAG5
Revolver CUSIP Number: 01449LAH3

Execution Version
THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
dated as of August 31, 2021
among
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, LLC
and
The Other Borrowers Party Hereto,
as the Borrowers,
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, INC.,
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN INVESTMENTS, LLC,
A&B II, LLC,
GRACE PACIFIC LLC
and
The Other Guarantors Party Hereto,
as the Guarantors,
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
as the Agent and an L/C Issuer,
and
The Other Lenders Party Hereto
FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK,
KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
and
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Syndication Agents and L/C Issuers
BOFA SECURITIES, INC.,
FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK,
KEYBANC CAPITAL MARKETS INC.,
and
WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners



TABLE OF CONTENTS
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SCHEDULES
SCHEDULE 1.01
Existing Letters of Credit
SCHEDULE 2.01
Commitments and Applicable Percentages
SCHEDULE 2.01A
Letter of Credit Commitments
SCHEDULE 5.01
Subsidiaries of Holdings and Ownership of Subsidiary Equity
SCHEDULE 7.02
Existing Liens
SCHEDULE 10.02
Agent’s Office; Certain Addresses for Notices
SCHEDULE 10.06
Disqualified Institutions
EXHIBITSForm of:
EXHIBIT ACommitted Loan Notice
EXHIBIT B-1Form of Bid Request
EXHIBIT B-2Form of Competitive Bid
EXHIBIT CNote
EXHIBIT DU.S. Tax Compliance Certificates
EXHIBIT E-1Assignment and Assumption
EXHIBIT E-2Administrative Questionnaire
EXHIBIT FCompliance Certificate
EXHIBIT GNotice of Loan Prepayment
EXHIBIT HLetter of Credit Report
EXHIBIT IJoinder Agreement
EXHIBIT JRemittance Instructions
EXHIBIT KBorrower’s Instructions Certificate
EXHIBIT LNotice of Additional L/C Issuer

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THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
This THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is entered into as of August 31, 2021, among ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Company”), ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, LLC, SERIES R (“Series R”), ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, LLC, SERIES T (“Series T”), ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, LLC, SERIES M (“Series M”) and certain Additional Borrowers from time to time party hereto (together with the Company, Series R, Series T and Series M, each individually, a “Borrower” and collectively, the “Borrowers”), ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, INC., a Hawaii corporation (“Holdings”), ALEXANDER & BALDWIN INVESTMENTS, LLC, Delaware limited liability company (“A&B”), A&B II, LLC, a Hawaii limited liability company (“Grace Holdings”), GRACE PACIFIC LLC, a Hawaii limited liability company (“Grace”), the other Guarantors from time to time party hereto, each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”), BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as the Agent and an L/C Issuer, and FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK, KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as L/C Issuers.
The Loan Parties are party to that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of September 15, 2017 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time until (but not including) the Closing Date, the “Existing Credit Agreement”) with the lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and the other parties party thereto.
The parties to this Agreement desire to amend the Existing Credit Agreement as set forth herein and to restate the Existing Credit Agreement in its entirety to read as follows. This Agreement is not a novation of the Existing Credit Agreement.
In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:
I.DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS.
I.01Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
A&B” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Absolute Rate” means a fixed rate of interest expressed in multiples of 1/100th of one basis point.
Absolute Rate Loan” means a Bid Loan that bears interest at a rate determined with reference to an Absolute Rate.
Additional Borrower” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.07(b).
Additional Guarantor” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.07(a).
Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in substantially the form of Exhibit E-2 or any other form approved by the Agent.
Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.
    



Affiliate” means, without duplication, any Person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under direct or indirect common control with, another Person. A Person shall be deemed to control another Person if such first Person possesses, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such other Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise. For purposes of the Loan Documents, the term “Affiliate,” when used in reference to the Borrowers, shall not include Subsidiaries of the Borrowers.
Agent” means Bank of America in its capacity as administrative agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent.
Agent’s Office” means the Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02, or such other address or account as the Agent may from time to time notify to the Company and the Lenders in writing.
Aggregate Commitments” means, as of any date of determination, the Commitments of all the Lenders. The initial amount of the Aggregate Commitments in effect on the Closing Date is $500,000,000. The Aggregate Commitments may be increased or decreased from time to time as provided herein.
Agreement” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Agricultural Land” means land owned in fee by Holdings or its Subsidiaries which is located in the State of Hawaii and zoned exclusively for agricultural purposes, but excluding watershed land, conservation land and pastureland.
Applicable Cap Rates” means (i) 6.00% for industrial Investment Properties, (ii) 6.50% for retail Investment Properties, (iii) 6.50% for office Investment Properties, (iv) 6.00% for Leased Non-Agricultural Land, which land has industrial improvements located thereon, and which is located in the State of Hawaii, (v) 6.50% for Leased Non-Agricultural Land, which land has retail improvements located thereon, and which is located in the State of Hawaii, and (vi) 6.50% for Leased Non-Agricultural Land, which land has office improvements located thereon, and which is located in the State of Hawaii.
Applicable Percentage” means with respect to any Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Aggregate Commitments represented by such Lender’s Commitment at such time. If the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02 or if the Aggregate Commitments have expired, then the Applicable Percentage of each Lender shall be determined based on the Applicable Percentage of such Lender most recently in effect, giving effect to any subsequent assignments. 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 or other documentation pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable. The Applicable Percentages shall be subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.17.
Applicable Rate” means with respect to the facility fee payable pursuant to Section 2.09(a), the Eurodollar Rate, the Base Rate and the Letter of Credit Fee, from time to time, the following percentages per annum, based upon (a) until Holdings attains an Investment Grade Rating and the Borrowers notify the Agent in writing that the Borrowers irrevocably elect to convert calculation of the Applicable Rate to the Ratings-Based Applicable Rate (defined below) and specifying the date for such election to be effective (satisfaction of the forgoing conditions being the “Applicable Rate Conversion Trigger”), the Total Debt to Total Adjusted Asset Value Ratio (the “Financials-Based Applicable Rate”), and
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(b) following the Applicable Rate Conversion Trigger, the Debt Rating (the “Ratings-Based Applicable Rate”), in each case as set forth below:
Financials-Based Applicable Rate
Pricing LevelTotal Debt to Total Adjusted Asset Value RatioFacility FeeEurodollar RateBase RateLetter of Credit Fee
I
<35.00%
0.15%
1.05%
0.05%
1.05%
II
≥35.00% - <40.00%
0.15%
1.10%
0.10%
1.10%
III
≥40.00% - <45.00%
0.20%
1.15%
0.15%
1.15%
IV
≥45.00% - <50.00%
0.20%
1.25%
0.25%
1.25%
V
≥50.00% - <55.00%
0.30%
1.30%
0.30%
1.30%
VI
≥55.00%
0.30%
1.50%
0.50%
1.50%

Ratings-Based Applicable Rate
Pricing LevelDebt RatingFacility FeeEurodollar RateBase RateLetter of Credit Fee
I≥ A-/A3/A-0.125%0.725%0.000%0.725%
IIBBB+/Baa1/BBB+0.150%0.775%0.000%0.775%
IIIBBB/Baa2/BBB0.200%0.850%0.000%0.850%
IVBBB-/Baa3/BBB-0.250%1.050%0.050%1.050%
V<BBB-/Baa3/BBB-0.300%1.400%0.400%1.400%

(a)    At all times that the Financials-Based Applicable Rating applies:
(i) The Applicable Rate in effect on the Closing Date through the date on which the first Compliance Certificate is received by the Agent after the Closing Date shall be based on Pricing Level I;
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(ii) Thereafter the Applicable Rate shall be determined by reference to the Total Debt to Total Adjusted Asset Value Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Agent pursuant to Section 6.01(c); and
(iii) Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the Total Debt to Total Adjusted Asset Value Ratio shall become effective as of the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(c); provided, however, that if such Compliance Certificate is not delivered when due in accordance with such Section, then, upon the request of the Required Lenders, Pricing Level VI shall apply as of the first Business Day after the date on which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered and shall remain in effect until the date on which such Compliance Certificate is delivered in accordance with Section 6.01(c), whereupon the Applicable Rate shall be adjusted based upon the calculation of the Total Debt to Total Adjusted Asset Value Ratio contained in such Compliance Certificate.
(b)    At all times that the Ratings-Based Applicable Rating applies:
(i)    each change in the Applicable Rate resulting from a publicly announced change in the Debt Rating shall be effective, in the case of an upgrade, during the period commencing on the date of delivery by the Borrowers to the Agent of notice thereof pursuant to Section 6.01(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 public announcement thereof and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change. If the rating system of Fitch, Moody’s or S&P shall change, or if either such rating agency shall cease to be in the business of rating corporate debt obligations, the Borrowers and the Lenders shall negotiate in good faith to amend this definition to reflect such changed rating system or the unavailability of ratings from such rating agency and, pending the effectiveness of any such amendment, the Applicable Rate shall be determined by reference to the rating most recently in effect prior to such change or cessation.
(ii)    If at any such time Holdings has only two Debt Ratings, and such Debt Ratings are split, then
(A)    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 Rate shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the higher of the Debt Ratings were used; and
(B)    If the difference between such Debt Ratings is two ratings categories (e.g., Baa1 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P or Fitch) or more, the Ratings-Based Applicable Rate shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the rating that is one lower than the higher of the applicable Debt Ratings were used; and
(iii)    If at any time Holdings has three Debt Ratings, and such Debt Ratings are split, then:
(A)    If the difference between the highest and the lowest such Debt Ratings is one ratings category (e.g., Baa2 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P or Fitch), the Ratings-Based Applicable Rate shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the highest of the Debt Ratings were used; and
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(B)    If the difference between such Debt Ratings is two ratings categories (e.g., Baa1 by Moody’s and BBB- by S&P or Fitch) or more, the Ratings-Based Applicable Rate shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the average of the two highest Debt Ratings were used, provided that if such average is not a recognized rating category, then the Ratings-Based Applicable Rate shall be the rate per annum that would be applicable if the second highest Debt Rating of the three were used;
(iv)    if Holdings has only one Debt Rating, the Pricing Level that is one level lower than that of such Debt Rating shall apply; and
(v)    if Holdings does not have any Debt Rating, Pricing Level V shall apply.
Applicable Rate Conversion Trigger” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Applicable Rate.”
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 each of (a) BofA Securities, Inc., (b) First Hawaiian Bank, (c) Keybanc Capital Markets Inc., and (d) Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, each in its capacity as a joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner.
Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 10.06(b)), and accepted by the Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit E-1 or any other form (including electronic documentation generated by an electronic platform) approved by the Agent.
Audited Financial Statements” means the audited consolidated balance sheet of Holdings and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year of Holdings and its Subsidiaries, including the notes thereto.
Availability Period” means the period from and including the Closing Date to the earliest of (a) the Maturity Date, (b) the date of termination of the Aggregate Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06, and (c) the date of termination of the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and of the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions pursuant to Section 8.02.
Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, (x) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate, any tenor for such Benchmark that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period or (y) otherwise, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark, as applicable, pursuant to this Agreement as of such date.
Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an Affected Financial Institution.
Bail-In Legislation” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law, rule, regulation or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule, and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom,
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Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).
Bank of America” means Bank of America, N.A. and its successors.
Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1/2 of 1.00%, (b) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by Bank of America as its “prime rate,” (c) the Eurodollar Rate plus 1.00%, and (d) 1.00%; provided that if the Base Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed zero for purposes of this Agreement. The “prime rate” is a rate set by Bank of America based upon various factors including Bank of America’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 Bank of America shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.
Base Rate Loan” means a Committed Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.
Benchmark” means, initially, LIBOR; provided that if a replacement of the Benchmark has occurred pursuant to Section 3.03(c), then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate. Any reference to “Benchmark” shall include, as applicable, the published component used in the calculation thereof.
Benchmark Replacement” means:
(a)    For purposes of Section3.03(c)(i), the first alternative set forth below that can be determined by the Agent:
(i)    the sum of: (A) Term SOFR and (B) 0.11448% (11.448 basis points) for an Available Tenor of one-month’s duration, 0.26161% (26.161 basis points) for an Available Tenor of three-months’ duration, and 0.42826% (42.826 basis points) for an Available Tenor of six-months’ duration, or
(ii)    the sum of: (A) Daily Simple SOFR and (B) 0.26161% (26.161 basis points);
provided that, if initially LIBOR is replaced with the rate contained in clause (a)(ii) above (Daily Simple SOFR plus the applicable spread adjustment) and subsequent to such replacement, the Agent determines that Term SOFR has become available and is administratively feasible for the Agent in its sole discretion, and the Agent notifies the Borrowers and each Lender of such availability, then from and after the beginning of the Interest Period, relevant interest payment date or payment period for interest calculated, in each case, commencing no less than 30 days after the date of such notice, the Benchmark Replacement shall be as set forth in clause (a)(i) above; and
(b)    For purposes of Section 3.03(c)(ii), the sum of (a) the alternate benchmark rate and (b) an adjustment (which may be a positive or negative value or zero), in each case, that has been selected by the Agent and the Borrowers as the replacement Benchmark giving due consideration to any evolving or then-prevailing market convention, including any applicable recommendations made by a Relevant Governmental Body, for U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time;
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provided that, if the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (a) or (b) above would be less than zero, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
Any Benchmark Replacement shall be applied in a manner consistent with market practice; provided that to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for the Agent, such Benchmark Replacement shall be applied in a manner as otherwise reasonably determined by the Agent.
Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, the applicability and length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Agent decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by the Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of such Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as the Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).
Benchmark Transition Event” means, with respect to any then-current Benchmark other than LIBOR, the occurrence of a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of the then-current Benchmark or a Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such administrator announcing or stating that all Available Tenors are or will no longer be representative, or made available, or used for determining the interest rate of loans, or shall or will otherwise cease, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that is satisfactory to the Agent, that will continue to provide any representative tenors of such Benchmark after such specific date.
Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.
Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in and subject to Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”
Bid Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Bid Loans of the same Type from each of the Lenders whose offer to make one or more Bid Loans as part of such borrowing has been accepted under the auction bidding procedures described in Section 2.04.
Bid Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(a).
Bid Loan Lender” means, in respect of any Bid Loan, the Lender making such Bid Loan to the applicable Borrower.
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Bid Loan Sublimit” means, as of any date of determination, an amount equal to fifty percent (50%) of the Aggregate Commitments as of such date. The Bid Loan Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Commitments.
Bid Request” means a written request for one or more Bid Loans substantially in the form of Exhibit B-1.
Borrower” and “Borrowers” each have the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.01.
Borrower’s Instruction Certificate” means the instructions substantially in the form of Exhibit K.
Borrowing” means a Committed Borrowing or a Bid Borrowing, as the context may require.
Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the laws of, or are in fact closed in, the state where the Agent’s Office is located and, if such day relates to any Eurodollar Rate Loan or LIBOR Daily Rate Loan, means any such day that is also a London Banking Day.
Capitalized Lease Obligation” means, with respect to any Person, any rental obligation of such Person which, under GAAP in effect and adopted by Holdings as of the Closing Date, is or will be required to be capitalized on the books of such Person, taken at the amount thereof accounted for as indebtedness (net of interest expense) in accordance with such principles; provided, that the adoption or issuance of any accounting standards after the Closing Date will not cause any rental obligation that was not or would not have been a Capitalized Lease Obligation prior to such adoption or issuance to be deemed to be a Capitalized Lease Obligation.
Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Agent, for the benefit of one or more of the L/C Issuer or the Lenders, as collateral for L/C Obligations or obligations of the Lenders to fund participations in respect of L/C Obligations, cash or deposit account balances or, if the Agent and the L/C Issuer shall agree in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent and the L/C Issuer. “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such Cash Collateral and other credit support.
Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the Closing Date, 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 or (c) the making or issuance of any request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith by any Governmental Authority and (ii) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.
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Change of Control” means:
(a)    the acquisition, after the Closing Date, by any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d)(3) and 14(d)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) (but excluding any employee benefit plan of such persons or its subsidiaries, and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan) of outstanding shares of voting stock representing more than 50% of voting control of Holdings;
(b)    during any period of 12 consecutive months, a majority of the members of the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of Holdings 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 failure of Holdings to directly or indirectly own 100% of the Equity Interests of any Borrower at any time; provided that, the failure of Holdings to directly or indirectly own 100% of the Equity Interests of any Borrower as a result of the sale or other transfer of Equity Interests in A&B for purposes of acquiring real estate shall not result in a Change of Control so long as (i) Holdings continues to (x) directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the Equity Interests in A&B and (y) control A&B (by possessing, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of A&B, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise) and (ii) A&B continues to directly or indirectly own 100% of the Equity Interests in the Borrowers.
Closing Date” means August 31, 2021.
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Commitment” means, as to each Lender, its obligation to (a) make Committed Loans to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.01 and (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations 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 in the Assignment and Assumption or other documentation 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 Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Committed Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01.
Committed Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01.
Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Committed Borrowing, (b) a conversion of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans, pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A or such other form as may be approved by the Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic
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transmission system as shall be approved by the Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Borrower.
Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.).
Company” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Competitive Bid” means a written offer by a Lender to make one or more Bid Loans, substantially in the form of Exhibit B-2, duly completed and signed by a Lender.
Compliance Certificate” means a certificate signed in the name of the Borrowers by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers in substantially the form of Exhibit F.
Connection Income Taxes” means Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.
Consolidated Interest Expense” means, for any period of determination, for Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis the sum of total interest expense determined in accordance with GAAP (including for the avoidance of doubt capitalized interest and imputed interest in respect of Capitalized Lease Obligations) for such period.
Consolidated Joint Venture Entity” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Total Adjusted Asset Value”.
Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period of determination, the net income or loss (excluding extraordinary gains or losses) of Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for such period on a consolidated basis, as determined in accordance with GAAP.
Consolidated Shareholders’ Equity” means, at any time of determination thereof, for Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis determined in accordance with GAAP, the sum of (a) consolidated total equity, and (b) any consolidated mezzanine equity (or other temporary or non-permanent equity); provided that any determination of Consolidated Shareholders’ Equity shall exclude (i) all non-cash adjustments to Consolidated Shareholders’ Equity resulting from the application of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 715, Retirement Benefits, and (ii) to the extent otherwise included under the immediately preceding clauses (a) and (b), non-controlling interests in any Subsidiary of Holdings.
Consolidated Total Assets” means, at any time of determination thereof, the consolidated total assets of Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis determined in accordance with GAAP.
Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.
Covered Entity” has the meaning specified in Section 10.20.
Credit Extension” means each of the following: (a) a Borrowing and (b) an L/C Credit Extension.
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Daily Simple SOFR” with respect to any applicable determination date means the secured overnight financing rate (“SOFR”) published on such date by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as the administrator of the benchmark (or a successor administrator) on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s website (or any successor source).
Debt” means, as to any Person at the time of determination thereof without duplication, (a) any indebtedness of such Person (i) for borrowed money, including commercial paper and revolving credit lines, (ii) evidenced by bonds, debentures or notes or otherwise representing extensions of credit, whether or not representing obligations for borrowed money or (iii) for the payment of the deferred purchase price of property or services, except trade accounts payable and accrued expenses arising in the ordinary course of business, regardless of when such liability or other obligation is due and payable, (b) Capitalized Lease Obligations of such Person, (c) Guarantees, assumptions and endorsements by such Person (other than endorsements of negotiable instruments for collection in the ordinary course of business) of Debt of another Person of the types described in clauses (a) and (b) hereof, and (d) Debt of the types described in clauses (a) through (c) hereof of another Person (whether or not assumed) that is secured by Liens on the property or other assets of such Person. “Debt” shall not include a reimbursement obligation incurred in connection with a standby Letter of Credit issued (i) in support of trade payables or (ii) as condition to receiving (A) a governmental entitlement, (B) a performance bond or (C) a performance guaranty, in each case under the immediately preceding clauses (i) and (ii) to the extent such reimbursement obligation is contingent and to the extent the aggregate amount of such standby letters of credit does not exceed $10,000,000 at any time outstanding.
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 long term unsecured senior, non-credit enhanced debt rating of Holdings 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 (a) when used with respect to Obligations other than Letter of Credit Fees, an interest rate equal to (i) the Base Rate plus (ii) the Applicable Rate, if any, applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (iii) 2% 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 Rate) otherwise applicable to such Loan plus 2% per annum, and (b) when used with respect to Letter of Credit Fees, a rate equal to the Applicable Rate plus 2% per annum.
Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.17(b), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Agent and the Company 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 Agent, the L/C Issuer or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit) within two Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Company, the Agent or the L/C Issuer in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public
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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 Business Days after written request by the Agent or the Company, to confirm in writing to the Agent and the Company 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 Agent and the Company), 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, (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, or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-in Action; 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 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 2.17(b)) as of the date established therefor by the Agent in a written notice of such determination, which shall be delivered by the Agent to the Company, the L/C Issuer, 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 comprehensive Sanction.
Development Real Properties” means, at any time of determination for Holdings and its Subsidiaries, any real property asset under development, construction, renovation or rehabilitation that (i) is then treated as an asset under development under GAAP, (ii) is located in the State of Hawaii, the Territory of Guam or the continental United States, and (iii) has been designated by the Borrowers in a written notice to the Agent as a “Development Real Property.”
Disqualified Institution” means, on any date, (a) any Person set forth on Schedule 10.06 and (b) any other Person that is a competitor of the Borrowers or any of their Subsidiaries, which Person has been designated by the Borrowers as a “Disqualified Institution” by written notice to the Agent and the Lenders (by posting such notice to the Platform) not less than two Business Days prior to such date (such designation by the Borrowers being acceptable to the Agent in its sole discretion); provided that “Disqualified Institutions” shall exclude any Person that the Borrowers have designated as no longer being a “Disqualified Institution” by written notice delivered to the Agent and the Lenders from time to time.
Dividing Person” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Division.”
Division” means the division of the assets, liabilities and/or obligations of a Person (the “Dividing Person”) among two or more Persons (whether pursuant to a “plan of division” or similar arrangement), which may or may not include the Dividing Person and pursuant to which the Dividing Person may or may not survive.
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Dollar” and “$” mean lawful money of the United States.
Early Opt-in Effective Date” means, with respect to any Early Opt-in Election, the sixth Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, so long as the Agent has not received, by 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, written notice of objection to such Early Opt-in Election from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders.
Early Opt-in Election” means the occurrence of:
(1)    a determination by the Agent, or a notification by the Borrowers to the Agent that the Borrowers have made a determination, that U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities currently being executed, or that include language similar to that contained in Section 3.03(c), are being executed or amended (as applicable) to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace LIBOR, and
(2)    the joint election by the Agent and the Borrowers to replace LIBOR with a Benchmark Replacement and the provision by the Agent of written notice of such election to the Lenders.
EBITDA” means, for any period, for Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, Consolidated Net Income (for the avoidance of doubt, before deduction for non-controlling interests in any Subsidiary of Holdings) for such period plus, to the extent deducted in the calculation thereof, (a) Consolidated Interest Expense, (b) Federal, state, local and foreign income taxes and similar taxes, including, any franchise taxes or other taxes based on income, profits or capital, (c) depreciation and amortization expenses, (d) all other non-cash expenses and other charges, (e) non-recurring one-time cash expenses incurred in accordance with GAAP in connection with or as a result of the Triggering Event; provided that the aggregate amount added back under this clause (e) for all periods shall not exceed $100,000,000 and shall only be permitted to be added back if incurred no later than 18 months after the Triggering Event, (f) any gains or losses resulting from the disposition of any asset of Holdings or any Subsidiary outside of the ordinary course of business including, any net loss from discontinued operations and any net loss on the disposal of discontinued operation, (g) fees, expenses, premiums and other charges in connection with the issuance, the issuance of Equity Interests, any refinancing transaction, any amendment or other modification of any debt instrument, the making of any acquisition or any disposition (other than a disposition of an asset in the ordinary course of business), in each case whether or not consummated, (h) any income or gain and any loss or expense in each case resulting from early extinguishment of Debt, and (i) any income or gain or any expense or loss resulting from a Swap Contract (including by virtue of a termination thereof); provided that EBITDA shall exclude non-cash gains or losses resulting from the write-up or write-down of assets.
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a Subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
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EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Eligible 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)).
Environmental and Safety Laws” means all Federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances, relating to the discharge, handling, disposition or treatment of Hazardous Materials and other substances or the protection of the environment or of employee health and safety, including, CERCLA, the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. Section 1801 et seq.), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. Section 6901 et seq.), the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. Section 1251 et seq.), the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Section 7401 et seq.), the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. Section 2601 et seq.), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 U.S.C. Section 651 et seq.) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (42 U.S.C. Section 11001 et seq.).
Environmental Liabilities and Costs” means as to any Person, all liabilities, obligations, responsibilities, remedial actions, losses, damages, punitive damages, consequential damages, treble damages, contribution, cost recovery, costs and expenses (including all fees, disbursements and expenses of counsel, expert and consulting fees, and costs of investigation and feasibility studies), fines, penalties, sanctions and interest incurred as a result of any claim or demand, by any Person, whether based in contract, tort, implied or express warranty, strict liability, criminal or civil statute, permit, order or agreement with any Federal, state or local governmental authority or other Person, arising from environmental, health or safety conditions, or the release or threatened release of a contaminant, pollutant or Hazardous Material into the environment, resulting from the operations of such Person or its subsidiaries, or breach of any Environmental and Safety Law or for which such Person or its Subsidiaries is otherwise liable or responsible.
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, 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.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
ERISA Affiliate” means any corporation which is a member of the same controlled group of corporations as the Borrowers within the meaning of Section 414(b) of the Code, or any trade or business which is under common control with the Borrowers within the meaning of Section 414(c) of the Code.
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.
Eurodollar Bid Margin” means the margin above or below the Eurodollar Rate to be added to or subtracted from the Eurodollar Rate, which margin shall be expressed in multiples of 1/100th of one basis point.
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Eurodollar Margin Bid Loan” means a Bid Loan that bears interest at a rate based upon the Eurodollar Rate.
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 as administered by ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate for Dollars for a period equal in length to such Interest Period) (“LIBOR”), as published by Bloomberg (or such other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be designated by the Agent from time to time) (in such case, the “LIBOR Rate”) at or about 11:00 a.m., London time, two 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 the LIBOR Rate, at or about 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to such date for Dollar deposits with a term of one month commencing that day;
provided, that if the Eurodollar Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Eurodollar Rate Committed Loan” means a Committed Loan that bears interest at a rate based on clause (a) of the definition of “Eurodollar Rate.
Eurodollar Rate Loan” means a Eurodollar Rate Committed Loan or a Eurodollar Margin Bid Loan.
Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.
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 11.09 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.
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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 Borrowers 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.
Existing Credit Agreement” has the meaning specified in the recitals hereto.
Existing Letters of Credit” means those letters of credit set forth on Schedule 1.01.
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the Closing Date (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and any applicable intergovernmental agreements and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities entered into in connection with the implementation of the foregoing.
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, 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 1/100 of 1%) charged to Bank of America on such day on such transactions as determined by the Agent; provided further that if the Federal Funds Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Fee Letters” means those certain letter agreements by and among Holdings or the Company, the Agent and/or one or more Arrangers.
Financials-Based Applicable Rate” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Applicable Rate.”
First Extended Maturity Date” means February 27, 2026.
Fitch” means Fitch, Inc., and any successor thereto.
Fixed Charges” means as of any date of determination for Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, (a) Consolidated Interest Expense, plus (b) preferred dividends of Holdings and its Subsidiaries accrued during such period, plus (c) scheduled principal payments during such period (excluding (i) any “balloon payment” and (ii) any scheduled principal payments that represent amortization of the Series A, B, C, F and G Notes issued under the Note Purchase Agreement).
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Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) EBITDA to (b) Fixed Charges, in each case for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending on or immediately prior to such date.
Foreign Lender” means a Lender that is not a U.S. Person.
Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is incorporated or organized under the laws of a country other than the United States or any state thereof or the District of Columbia; provided that any Subsidiary that is not described in the preceding clause, but which owns voting stock in one or more Foreign Subsidiaries but owns no other material assets and does not engage in any trade or business (other than acting as a holding company for such voting stock in Foreign Subsidiaries) shall be deemed to be a Foreign Subsidiary hereunder; provided, further, that any Subsidiary that is disregarded as separate from its owner for United States federal income tax purposes and which owns voting stock in one or more Foreign Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be a Foreign Subsidiary.
FRB” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States.
Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, with respect to the L/C Issuer, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the outstanding L/C Obligations other than L/C Obligations as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.
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.
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, and rules, regulations and interpretations of the SEC, in effect from time to time.
Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other 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 supranational bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).
Grace” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Grace Holdings” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Guarantee” means, without duplication, any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of any Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Debt of any other Person (the primary obligor) in any manner, directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of any partnership or joint venture in which such Person is a general partner or joint venturer if such obligation is not expressly non-recourse to such Person; but excluding (a) a completion guarantee issued in connection with a real estate development project to the extent contingent and not constituting a direct or indirect obligation to re-pay Debt and (b) environmental indemnification agreements.
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Guarantor” means, collectively, Holdings, A&B, Grace, Grace Holdings, and each Additional Guarantor; provided that “Guarantors” shall exclude Grace and Grace Holdings if such Persons have been released from the Guaranty pursuant to Section 9.12.
Guaranty” means the Guaranty made by the Guarantors in favor of the Agent and the other holders of the Obligations pursuant to Article XI.
Hazardous Materials” means (a) any material or substance defined as or included in the definition of “hazardous substances,” “hazardous wastes,” “hazardous materials,” “toxic substances” or any other formulations intended to define, list or classify substances by reason of their deleterious properties, (b) any oil, petroleum or petroleum derived substance, (c) any flammable substances or explosives, (d) any radioactive materials, (e) asbestos in any form, (f) electrical equipment that contains any oil or dielectric fluid containing levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in excess of fifty parts per million, (g) pesticides or (h) any other chemical, material or substance, exposure to which is prohibited, limited or regulated by any governmental agency or authority or which may or could pose a hazard to the health and safety of persons in the vicinity thereof.
Holdings” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Honor Date” means the date of any payment by the L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit.
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.
Initial Maturity Date” means August 29, 2025.
Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan or LIBOR Daily 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 months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan or LIBOR Daily Rate Loan, the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December and the Maturity Date.
Interest Period” means, (a) as to each Eurodollar Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurodollar Rate Loan is disbursed or (in the case of any Eurodollar Rate Committed Loan) converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Rate Loan and ending on the date one, three or six months thereafter, as selected by the applicable Borrower in its Committed Loan Notice or Bid Request, as the case may be, and (b) as to each Absolute Rate Loan, a period of not less than 14 days and not more than 180 days as selected by the applicable Borrower in its Bid Request; 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;
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(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 Grade Rating” means with respect to Holdings, that such Person has a Debt Rating of at least BBB-, Baa3, or BBB- by at least two of S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch, respectively.
Investment Properties” means developed real estate investment properties located in the State of Hawaii or the continental United States and owned in fee by Holdings or its Subsidiaries, but excluding Development Real Properties, Agricultural Land (whether leased to third parties or operated by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries), Leased Non-Agricultural Land and agriculture-related properties such as hydroelectric facilities and solar equipment.
IFRS” means international accounting standards within the meaning of IAS Regulation 1606/2002 to the extent applicable to the relevant financial statements delivered under or referred to herein.
IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.
ISDA Definitions” means the 2006 ISDA Definitions published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or any successor thereto, as amended or supplemented from time to time, or any successor definitional booklet for interest rate derivatives published from time to time by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or such successor thereto.
ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, Inc. (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).
Issuer Documents” means with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Letter of Credit Application, and any other document, agreement and instrument entered into by the L/C Issuer and any Borrower (or any Subsidiary) or in favor the L/C Issuer and relating to such Letter of Credit.
Joinder Agreement” means a joinder agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit I executed and delivered in accordance with the provisions of Section 6.07 or any other documents as the Agent shall reasonably deem appropriate for such purpose.
L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Lender, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C Borrowing in accordance with its Applicable Percentage.
L/C Borrowing” means an extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Letter of Credit which has not been reimbursed on the date when made or refinanced as a Committed Borrowing.
L/C Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the issuance thereof or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the increase of the amount thereof.
L/C Issuer” means, as the context requires, (a) First Hawaiian Bank in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder (including certain Existing Letters of Credit), (b) Bank of America in its
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capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, (c) KeyBank National Association in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, (d) Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, and (e) any successor issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder (it being understood that any successor L/C Issuer shall have agreed to become an L/C Issuer hereunder). The term “L/C Issuer” when used with respect to a Letter of Credit or the L/C Obligations relating to a Letter of Credit shall refer to the L/C Issuer that issued such Letter of Credit.
L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all L/C Borrowings. For purposes of computing the amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06. For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.
Leased Non-Agricultural Land” means land owned in fee by Holdings or its Subsidiaries, other than Agricultural Land, located in the State of Hawaii or the continental United States and leased to Third Parties on arms’-length terms, which land has improvements situated thereon in which none of Holdings or its Subsidiaries has an ownership interest.
Lender” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
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 Company and the Agent.
Letter of Credit” means any standby letter of credit issued hereunder providing for the payment of cash upon the honoring of a presentation thereunder and shall include the Existing Letters of Credit. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, a letter of credit issued by an L/C Issuer other than Bank of America shall not be a “Letter of Credit” for purposes of the Loan Documents until such time as the Agent has been notified of the issuance thereof by the applicable L/C Issuer and has confirmed with the L/C Issuer that there exists adequate availability under the Aggregate Commitments to issue such letter of credit.
Letter of Credit Application” means an application and agreement for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the L/C Issuer.
Letter of Credit Commitment” means, with respect to each L/C Issuer, the commitment of such L/C Issuer to issue Letters of Credit hereunder. The initial amount of each L/C Issuer’s Letter of Credit Commitment is set forth on Schedule 2.01A, or if an L/C Issuer has entered into an Assignment and Assumption or has otherwise assumed a Letter of Credit Commitment after the Closing Date, the amount set forth for such L/C Issuer as its Letter of Credit Commitment in the Register maintained by the Agent. The Letter of Credit Commitment of an L/C Issuer may be modified from time to time by agreement between such L/C Issuer and the Borrowers and notification to the Agent.
Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is seven days prior to the Maturity Date then in effect (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day).
Letter of Credit Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(i).
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Letter of Credit Report” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H or any other form approved by the Agent.
Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $100,000,000 and (b) the Aggregate Commitments. The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Commitments.
LIBOR Daily Rate” means, for any day, a fluctuating rate of interest per annum equal to LIBOR, or a comparable or successor rate, which rate is approved by the Agent, as published on the applicable Bloomberg screen page (or such other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be designated by the Agent from time to time), at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to such day, for Dollar deposits with a term of one month commencing that day; provided that if the LIBOR Daily Rate shall be less than zero, then such rate will be deemed zero for purposes of this Agreement.
LIBOR Daily Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the LIBOR Daily Rate.
Lien” means any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, security interest, encumbrance, lien or charge of any kind (including any agreement to give any of the foregoing, any purchase money mortgage, conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any lease in the nature thereof, and the filing of or agreement to give any financing statement (exclusive of filings for precautionary purposes only) under the Uniform Commercial Code of any jurisdiction).
Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to a Borrower under Article II in the form of a Committed Loan or a Bid Loan.
Loan Documents” means this Agreement, each Note, each Issuer Document, the Guaranty, any additional guaranty provided by an Additional Guarantor pursuant to the terms of Section 6.07(a), any joinder documentation provided by an Additional Borrower pursuant to the terms of Section 6.07(b), any agreement creating or perfecting rights in Cash Collateral pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.15 and the Fee Letters.
Loan Parties” means, collectively, each 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.
Material Adverse Effect” means (a) a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect upon, the business, financial condition or operations of Holdings and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole; (b) a material impairment of the ability of any Loan Party to perform its obligations under any Loan Document; or (c) a material adverse effect on the rights and remedies of the Lenders taken as a whole, which material adverse effect was not caused by any Lender.
Maturity Date” means (a) if the Initial Maturity Date is not extended to the First Extended Maturity Date pursuant to Section 2.15, then the Initial Maturity Date, (b) if the Initial Maturity Date is extended to the First Extended Maturity Date pursuant to Section 2.15, then the First Extended Maturity Date, and (c) if the First Extended Maturity Date is extended to the Second Extended Maturity Date pursuant to Section 2.15, then the Second Extended Maturity Date; provided, however, that, in each case, if such date is not a Business Day, the Maturity Date shall be the next preceding Business Day.
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Minimum Collateral Amount” means, at any time, (a) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided to reduce or eliminate Fronting Exposure during the existence of a Defaulting Lender, an amount equal to 100% of the Fronting Exposure of the L/C Issuer with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time, (b) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.16(a)(i), (a)(ii) or (a)(iii), an amount equal to 100% of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, and (c) otherwise, an amount equal to 100% of the stated amount of the applicable Letter of Credit.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.
Multiemployer Plan” means any Plan which is a “multiemployer plan” (as such term is defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA).
Net Operating Income from Investment Properties” means, for any period of determination thereof for Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, the consolidated GAAP revenue attributable to all Investment Properties less operating expenses, real property taxes, taxes on gross revenue, common area maintenance expenses, ground and other rents, other rental expenses, and charges for property management related thereto for the most recently ended two fiscal quarters multiplied by two, but in no event shall take into account tenant deposits, refunds of tenant deposits, tenant improvements paid for by Holdings or its Subsidiaries, reimbursement by tenants to Holdings or its Subsidiaries for tenant improvements paid for by Holdings or its Subsidiaries, bad debt expense and charges related to cash-basis tenants, gains or losses from the sales of leased property, depreciation and amortization, overhead allocations that are not directly associated with the property, straight-line lease adjustments (including amortization of lease incentives), amortization of favorable/unfavorable lease assets/liabilities, or state and federal income taxes.
Net Operating Income from Leased Non-Agricultural Land” means, for any period of determination thereof for Holdings and its Subsidiaries, the consolidated GAAP revenue attributable to all Leased Non-Agricultural Land less operating expenses, real property taxes, taxes on gross revenue, and charges for property management related thereto for the most recently ended two fiscal quarters multiplied by two, but in no event shall take into account tenant deposits, refunds of tenant deposits, tenant improvements paid for by Holdings or its Subsidiaries, reimbursement by tenants to Holdings or its Subsidiaries for tenant improvements paid for by Holdings or its Subsidiaries, allowances for bad debts, gains or losses from the sales of leased property, depreciation and amortization, overhead allocations that are not directly associated with the property, straight-line lease adjustments (including amortization of lease incentives), amortization of favorable/unfavorable lease assets/liabilities, or state and federal income taxes.
Net Operating Income from Unencumbered Investment Properties” means, for any period of determination thereof for Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, the consolidated GAAP revenue attributable to Unencumbered Investment Properties less operating expenses, real property taxes, taxes on gross revenue, common area maintenance expenses, ground and other rents, other rental expenses, and charges for property management related thereto for the most recently ended two fiscal quarters multiplied by two, but in no event shall take into account tenant deposits, refunds of tenant deposits, tenant improvements paid for by Holdings or its Subsidiaries, reimbursement by tenants to Holdings or its Subsidiaries for tenant improvements paid for by Holdings or its Subsidiaries, allowances for bad debts, gains or losses from the sales of leased property, depreciation and amortization, overhead allocations that are not directly associated with the property, straight-line lease adjustments (including
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amortization of lease incentives), amortization of favorable/unfavorable lease assets/liabilities, or state and Federal income taxes.
Net Operating Income from Unencumbered Leased Non-Agricultural Land” means, for any period of determination thereof for Holdings and its Subsidiaries, the consolidated GAAP revenue attributable to all Unencumbered Leased Non-Agricultural Land less operating expenses, real property taxes, taxes on gross revenue, and charges for property management related thereto for the most recently ended two fiscal quarters multiplied by two, but in no event shall take into account tenant deposits, refunds of tenant deposits, tenant improvements paid for by Holdings or its Subsidiaries, reimbursement by tenants to Holdings or its Subsidiaries for tenant improvements paid for by Holdings or its Subsidiaries, allowances for bad debts, gains or losses from the sales of leased property, depreciation and amortization, overhead allocations that are not directly associated with the property, straight-line lease adjustments (including amortization of lease incentives), amortization of favorable/unfavorable lease assets/liabilities, or state and federal income taxes.
Non-Consenting Lender” means any Lender that does not approve any consent, waiver or amendment that (i) requires the approval of all Lenders or all affected Lenders in accordance with the terms of Section 10.01 and (ii) 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-Recourse Debt” means, with respect to any Loan Party or Subsidiary, any (a) Debt that is not Recourse Debt, and (b) fully recourse mortgage and similar financings obtained by a Subsidiary of a Borrower or any Series if the mortgaged real property constitutes substantially all of the assets of such Subsidiary and such financings are not Guaranteed by any Loan Party (except for customary exceptions for fraud, misapplication of funds, environmental indemnities, and other similar exceptions to recourse liability); provided that solely with respect to the definition of Principal Credit Facility and Section 7.08, Non-Recourse Debt shall also include loans and credit facilities at all times during which the recourse portion of such loans and credit facilities (including commitments in respect thereof) is not in excess of $40,000,000.
Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrowers in favor of a Lender evidencing Loans made by such Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit C.
Note Purchase Agreement” means each of (i) that certain Second Amended and Restated Note Purchase and Private Shelf Agreement dated as of December 10, 2015, among Holdings, the Company, the guarantors party thereto and the noteholders party thereto, as amended as of the date hereof and as such agreement may be further amended, restated, modified or supplemented from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, and (ii) that certain Note Purchase and Private Shelf Agreement dated as of December 20, 2017, among Holdings, the Company, the guarantors party thereto and the noteholders party thereto, as amended as of the date hereof and as such agreement may be further amended, restated, modified or supplemented from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof.
Notice Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.03(c)(i).
Notice of Additional L/C Issuer” means a certificate substantially the form of Exhibit L or any other form approved by the Agent.
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Notice of Loan Prepayment” means a notice of prepayment with respect to a Loan, which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit G or such other form as may be approved by the Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Borrower.
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 Letter of Credit, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising under any Loan Document and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Borrower or any Subsidiary or 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 all references to “Obligations” with respect to a Guarantor shall, in addition to the foregoing, include all present and future Swap Obligations now or hereafter arising from, by virtue of, or pursuant to any Swap Contract that relates solely to the Obligations owed to any Person who was the Agent, a Lender or an Affiliate of the Agent or a Lender at the time such Swap Contract was entered into; provided, further, that the “Obligations” with respect to any 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.
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 Rate Early Opt-in” means the Agent and the Borrowers have elected to replace LIBOR with a Benchmark Replacement other than a SOFR-based rate pursuant to (a) an Early Opt-in Election and (b) Section 3.03(c)(ii) and clause (b) of the definition of Benchmark Replacement.
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 (a) with respect to Committed Loans and Bid Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Committed Loans and Bid Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date; and (b) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the amount of such L/C Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements by the applicable Borrower of Unreimbursed Amounts.
Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).
Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).
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PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Permitted Assets” means (a) where any Property Sub or any assets of a Property Sub or of a Borrower have been sold or otherwise transferred, assets, including real estate, to be used by any Borrower or any Property Sub in conducting Property Development Activities, the Property Management Business or the agribusiness and (b) in all other instances, assets, including real estate, to be used in conducting Property Development Activities, the Property Management Business, the agribusiness.
Permitted Debt” means (a) any Unsecured Debt of a Borrower or a Subsidiary (exclusive of Debt owed to a Borrower or a Subsidiary) as selected by the Borrowers, so long as the aggregate amount of all proceeds from sales or other dispositions which are made after the Closing Date pursuant to clauses (d) or (e) of Section 7.04 and that are applied to the prepayment of such Unsecured Debt pursuant to this clause (a), do not exceed $150,000,000 and (b) after the $150,000,000 basket in clause (a) has been fully utilized, all Unsecured Debt of the Borrowers and Subsidiaries (exclusive of any Debt owed to a Borrower or a Subsidiary) on a pro rata basis.
Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity (or any series of an entity).
Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3 of ERISA) which is or has been established or maintained, or to which contributions are or have been made, by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate.
Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 6.01.
Public Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 6.01.
Principal Credit Facility” means (a) the Note Purchase Agreement or (b) any other credit agreement, loan agreement, note purchase agreement or similar agreement under which credit facilities in the aggregate principal or commitment amount of at least $40,000,000 are provided for, in each case, as any of the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time; provided that the immediately preceding clause (b) shall exclude (i) all purchase money debt, (ii) all construction and other project financings, and (iii) all Non-Recourse Debt.
Property Development Activities” means land acquisition and development activities, the principal objective of which is to acquire and develop real property for sale or other disposition.
Property Management Business” means the managing, leasing, selling and purchasing of real property.
Property Sub” means any Subsidiary that exists on the Closing Date or that is subsequently formed or acquired and, in each case, whose principal business activities are to engage in Property Development Activities.
PTE” means a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, as any such exemption may be amended from time to time.
Ratings-Based Applicable Rate” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Applicable Rate.”
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Recipient” means the Agent, any Lender, the L/C Issuer or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder.
Recourse Debt” means, with respect to any Loan Party or Subsidiary, any Debt, in respect of which contractual recourse for payment (except for customary exceptions for fraud, misapplication of funds, environmental indemnities, and other similar exceptions to recourse liability) is to such Person.
Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(c).
REIT” means a “real estate investment trust” as defined in Sections 856 through 860 of 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.
Relevant Governmental Body” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or any successor thereto.
Remittance Instructions” means the instructions substantially in the form of Exhibit J.
Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Borrowing, conversion or continuation of Committed Loans, a Committed Loan Notice, (b) with respect to an L/C Credit Extension, a Letter of Credit Application, and (c) with respect to a Bid Loan, a Bid Request.
Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than 50% of the Aggregate Commitments or, if the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02, Lenders holding in the aggregate more than 50% of the Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations (but specifically excluding Bid Loans) being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition); provided that the Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders (except that Unreimbursed Amounts that such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund that has not been reallocated to and funded by another Lender shall be deemed to be “held” by the Lender that is the L/C Issuer in making such determination).
Rescindable Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.12(b)(ii).
Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.
Responsible Officer” means (a) each of the chief executive officer, president, treasurer, chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, controller and chief legal officer of the applicable Loan Party and, in the case of the Company, each authorized signatory of the Company, (b) solely for purposes of delivery of certificates of the type referred to in Section 4.01(a)(iv), the secretary or any assistant secretary of the applicable Loan Party, (c) solely for purposes of notices given pursuant to Article II, any other officer or employee of such Borrower so designated by any of the foregoing officers in a notice to
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the Agent or any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party designated in or pursuant to an agreement between the applicable Loan Party and the Agent and (d) any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party designated in or pursuant to an agreement between such Loan Party and the Agent. Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of such 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 Payments” has the meaning specified in Section 7.09.
S&P” means S&P Global Ratings, a subsidiary of S&P Global, Inc., and any successor thereto.
Sanction(s)” means any sanction administered or enforced by the United States Government, including OFAC, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or Her Majesty’s Treasury (“HMT”).
Sanctioned Persons” has the meaning specified in Section 5.16.
SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.
Second Extended Maturity Date” means August 27, 2026.
Secured Debt” means at any time of determination, the consolidated Debt of Holdings and its Subsidiaries that is not Unsecured Debt.
Secured Debt to Total Adjusted Asset Value Ratio” means at any time of determination, the ratio of (a) all Secured Debt of Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of such time to (b) Total Adjusted Asset Value as of such time.
Series” means any “series” of the Company established pursuant to Section 18-215 of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act.
Significant Acquisition” means the acquisition of one or more real property assets or portfolios of such assets or operating businesses in a single transaction or series of related transactions for a purchase price of not less than 10% of Total Adjusted Asset Value.
Significant Line of Business” means a line of business or an operating division, the book value of which is, on the date of determination, equal to 5% or more of Consolidated Shareholders’ Equity.
Significant Subsidiary” means any direct or indirect Subsidiary of Holdings (other than a Borrower), the net worth of which is, on the date of determination, 5% or more of Consolidated Shareholders’ Equity.
SOFR Early Opt-in” means the Agent and the Borrowers have elected to replace LIBOR pursuant to (1) an Early Opt-in Election and (2) Section 3.03(c)(i) and clause (a) of the definition of Benchmark Replacement.
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 11.09).
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Subsidiary” means, as to any Person, any company, whether operating as a corporation, joint venture, partnership, limited liability company or other entity (or series of another entity), which is consolidated with such Person in accordance with GAAP. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of Holdings.
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.
Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Term SOFR” means, for the applicable corresponding tenor (or if any Available Tenor of a Benchmark does not correspond to an Available Tenor for the applicable Benchmark Replacement, the closest corresponding Available Tenor and if such Available Tenor corresponds equally to two Available Tenors of the applicable Benchmark Replacement, the corresponding tenor of the shorter duration shall be applied), the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.
Third Party” means any Person other than Holdings and its Subsidiaries.
Total Adjusted Asset Value” means, at any date of determination thereof, without duplication, (a) cash and cash equivalents of Holdings and its Subsidiaries, plus (b) Net Operating Income from Investment Properties divided by the Applicable Cap Rates, plus (c) Net Operating Income from Leased Non-Agricultural Land divided by the Applicable Cap Rates, plus (d) the book value (net of impairments) of Agricultural Land, plus (e) the book value (net of impairments) of Development Real Properties owned by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, or by any other entity (other than a Subsidiary) in which Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries owns an Equity Interest (an “Unconsolidated Joint Venture Entity”), to be included in the determination of “Total Adjusted Asset Value” in an amount (i) in the case of Development Real Properties owned by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, equal to such book value (provided that with respect to any Subsidiary of the Company (or any Series thereof) that is not wholly-owned, directly or indirectly, by the Company (or any Series thereof) (a “Consolidated Joint Venture Entity”), such book value shall be decreased by an amount equal to the noncontrolling interest in such Consolidated Joint Venture Entity as reflected on the most recent consolidated balance sheet of Holdings
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required to be delivered pursuant to the facility documentation), and (ii) in the case of Development Real Properties owned by an Unconsolidated Joint Venture Entity, equal to the book value (net of impairments) of Holdings’ direct or indirect investment in such Unconsolidated Joint Venture Entity, provided that the aggregate amount under this clause (e) shall not contribute more than 30% of Total Adjusted Asset Value plus (f) the value of the business of Grace Holdings and its Subsidiaries (which, (I) during the period from August 31, 2021 through and including February 28, 2023 shall be deemed to be equal to the book value (net of impairments) of the assets of Grace Holdings and its Subsidiaries, and (II) at all times after such period shall be deemed to be equal to EBITDA (but calculated solely with respect to Grace Holdings and its Subsidiaries for the then or most recently ended period of four consecutive fiscal quarters) divided by 16.67%), provided, that Grace Holdings and its Subsidiaries shall not contribute more than 20% of Total Adjusted Asset Value, plus (g) the book value (net of impairments) of all watershed land, conservation land and pasture land of Holdings and its Subsidiaries not included in clauses (a) through (f) above, plus (h) the book value (net of impairments) of all assets of Holdings and its Subsidiaries not included in clauses (a) through (g) above, provided that (I) the aggregate book value of such other assets shall be included in the determination of Total Adjusted Asset Value only to the extent it comprises 10% or less of the Total Adjusted Asset Value, and (II) the portion of Total Adjusted Asset Value derived from clauses (d) through (h) of this definition shall not exceed 25% of the total amount of the Total Adjusted Asset Value.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing portions of this definition or Section 1.02(e), any asset or Person (together with such Person’s Subsidiaries) acquired by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, for purpose of determining the “Total Adjusted Asset Value,” shall be valued at net book value (net of impairments) during the period from the consummation of such acquisition until the last day of the first four full fiscal quarters occurring after the consummation of such acquisition.
Total Debt to Total Adjusted Asset Value Ratio” means, as at any time of determination thereof, the ratio of (a) all Debt of Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of such time to (b) Total Adjusted Asset Value as of such time.
Total Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Loans and all L/C Obligations.
Triggering Event” means Holdings’ and its Subsidiaries’ defeasance of some or all of their Plans on or before December 31, 2022.
Type” means, (a) with respect to a Committed Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Rate Loan and (b) with respect to a Bid Loan, its character as an Absolute Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Margin Bid Loan.
UCP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) Publication No. 600 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).
UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended form time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person subject to IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.
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UK Resolution Authority” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.
Unconsolidated Joint Venture Entity” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Total Adjusted Asset Value”.
Undeveloped Land” means (a) land owned in fee by any Borrower or any Subsidiary as of December 31, 2020 which at the time of determination has not been developed for commercial or residential purposes, (b) land acquired by any Borrower or any Subsidiary subsequent to December 31, 2020 pursuant to a Code Section 1031 like-kind exchange (in exchange for land described in clause (a) or (b) of this definition) which at the time of determination has not been developed for commercial or residential purposes, or (c) capital stock or other Equity Interests of a Subsidiary which owns as its principal asset, directly or indirectly, Undeveloped Land described in clause (a) or (b) of this definition.
Unencumbered Agricultural Division Assets” means assets of the agricultural division of Holdings and its Subsidiaries which: (i) are not subject to a mortgage or any other Lien, other than (a) Liens for taxes not yet due or which are being actively contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves have been established in accordance with GAAP, and (b) Liens incidental to the conduct of the owner of such asset’s business or the ownership of its property and assets which were not incurred in connection with the borrowing of money or the obtaining of advances of credit, or the guarantee, maintenance, extension or renewal of the same, and which do not in the aggregate materially detract from the value of the applicable asset, or materially impair the use thereof; (ii) are not subject to any agreement (including (x) any agreement governing Debt incurred in order to finance or refinance the acquisition of such asset, and (y) if applicable, the organizational documents of Holdings or any Subsidiary) that prohibits or limits the ability of Holdings or any Subsidiary, as the case may be, to create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any assets or Equity Interest of Holdings, or any Subsidiary except for covenants that are not materially more restrictive than the covenants contained in this Agreement, in favor of holders of Unsecured Debt of Holdings and its Subsidiaries not prohibited hereunder; and (iii) are not subject to any agreement (including (x) any agreement governing Debt incurred in order to finance or refinance the acquisition of such asset, and (y) if applicable, the organizational documents of Holdings or any Subsidiary) that entitles any Person to the benefit of any Lien on any assets or Equity Interests of Holdings or any Subsidiary or would entitle any Person to the benefit of any Lien on such assets or Equity Interests upon the occurrence of any contingency (including pursuant to an “equal and ratable” clause). No such asset owned by a Subsidiary of Holdings shall be deemed to be an Unencumbered Agricultural Division Asset unless (1) both such asset and all Equity Interests of the Subsidiary which holds legal title to such asset is not subject to any Lien, (2) each intervening entity between Holdings and such Subsidiary does not have any Debt for borrowed money, and (3) no event has occurred or condition exists described in Section 8.01(f) or 8.01(g) (assuming that such provisions applied to such Subsidiary) with respect to such Subsidiary.
Unencumbered EBITDA” means, for any period, with respect to Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, without duplication, EBITDA derived from (a) Unencumbered Investment Properties, (b) Unencumbered Leased Agricultural Land, (c) EBITDA generated from development real properties and agricultural land but only to the extent such assets are Unencumbered Agricultural Division Assets, (d) EBITDA calculated solely with respect to Grace Holdings and its Subsidiaries so long as no Debt of Grace Holdings or its Subsidiaries is or was secured by a consensual Lien during such period, and (e) other EBITDA generated from any other unencumbered assets of Holdings and its Subsidiaries.
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Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value” means, at any time of determination thereof, without duplication, the sum of (a) Unrestricted Cash, plus (b) the Net Operating Income from Unencumbered Investment Properties divided by the Applicable Cap Rates, plus (c) the Net Operating Income from Unencumbered Leased Non-Agricultural Land divided by the Applicable Cap Rate, plus (d) the book value (net of impairments) of Agricultural Land, plus (e) value of the business of Grace Holdings and its Subsidiaries (which, (I) during the period from August 31, 2021 through and including February 28, 2023 shall be deemed to be equal to the book value (net of impairments) of the assets of Grace Holdings and its Subsidiaries, and (II) at all times after such period shall be deemed to be equal to EBITDA (but calculated solely with respect to Grace Holdings and its Subsidiaries for the then or most recently ended period of four consecutive fiscal quarters) divided by 16.67%), provided that the book value of any individually encumbered assets shall be excluded from the calculation of Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value if, at such time of determination or at any time during such then or most recently ended period of four consecutive fiscal quarters, any Debt of Grace Holdings or its Subsidiaries is or was secured by a consensual Lien and provided further that Grace Holdings and its Subsidiaries shall not contribute more than 20% of Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value, plus (f) the net book value (i.e., the book value net of liabilities, whether secured or unsecured) of Development Real Properties owned by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries to be included in the determination of “Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value” in an amount in the case of Development Real Properties owned by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, equal to such net book value (provided that with respect to any Consolidated Joint Venture Entity, such book value shall be decreased by an amount equal to the noncontrolling interest in such Consolidated Joint Venture Entity as reflected on the most recent consolidated balance sheet of Holdings required to be delivered pursuant to the facility documentation), provided that the aggregate of the net book value of the assets described in this clause (f) shall be included in the determination of Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value only to the extent it comprises 15% or less of the Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value, plus (g) the book value of notes receivable held directly by Holdings or its Subsidiaries from Persons other than Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, and the book value of mezzanine equity investments held directly by Holdings or its Subsidiaries in other Persons (but without duplication of the immediately preceding clause (f)), provided that the aggregate book value of such notes receivable and mezzanine investments shall be included in the determination of Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value only to the extent it comprises 5% or less of the Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value, provided further that the aggregate of the net book value and the book value (as applicable) of the assets described in the immediately preceding clauses (f) and (g) shall be included in the determination of Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value only to the extent it comprises 15% or less of the Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value, plus (h) the book value (net of impairments) of all unencumbered watershed land, conservation land and pasture land of Holdings and its Subsidiaries not included in clauses (a) through (g) above, plus (i) the book value (net of impairments) of all other unencumbered assets of Holdings and its Subsidiaries not included in clauses (a) through (h) above, provided that (I) the aggregate book value of such other unencumbered assets shall be included in the determination of Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value only to the extent it comprises 10% or less of the Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value, and (II) the portion of Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value derived from clauses (d) through (i) of this definition shall not exceed 25% of the total amount of the Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing portions of this definition or in Section 1.02(e), any asset or Person (together with such Person’s Subsidiaries) acquired by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, for purpose of determining the “Unencumbered Income Producing Asset Value,” shall be valued at net book value (net of impairments) during the period from the consummation of such
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acquisition until the last day of the first four full fiscal quarters occurring after the consummation of such acquisition.
Unencumbered Interest Coverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Unencumbered EBITDA to (b) Unencumbered Interest Expense, in each case for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending on or immediately prior to such date
Unencumbered Interest Expense” means, as of any period of determination, with respect to Holdings and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, the portion of Consolidated Interest Expense attributable to Unsecured Debt.
Unencumbered Investment Properties” means Investment Properties which (i) are not subject to a mortgage or any other Lien, other than (a) Liens for taxes not yet due or which are being actively contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves have been established in accordance with GAAP, and (b) Liens incidental to the conduct of the owner of such property’s business or the ownership of its property and assets which were not incurred in connection with the borrowing of money or the obtaining of advances of credit, or the guarantee, maintenance, extension or renewal of the same, and which do not in the aggregate materially detract from the value of the applicable property, or materially impair the use thereof; (ii) are not subject to any agreement (including (x) any agreement governing Debt incurred in order to finance or refinance the acquisition of such project, and (y) if applicable, the organizational documents of Holdings or any Subsidiary) that prohibits or limits the ability of Holdings or any Subsidiary, as the case may be, to create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any assets or Equity Interest of Holdings, or any Subsidiary except for covenants that are not materially more restrictive than the covenants contained in this Agreement, in favor of holders of Unsecured Debt of Holdings and its Subsidiaries not prohibited hereunder; and (iii) are not subject to any agreement (including (x) any agreement governing Debt incurred in order to finance or refinance the acquisition of such project, and (y) if applicable, the organizational documents of Holdings or any Subsidiary) that entitles any Person to the benefit of any Lien on any assets or Equity Interests of Holdings or any Subsidiary or would entitle any Person to the benefit of any Lien on such assets or Equity Interests upon the occurrence of any contingency (including pursuant to an “equal and ratable” clause). No such Investment Property owned by a Subsidiary of Holdings shall be deemed to be an Unencumbered Investment Property unless (1) both such project and all Equity Interests of the Subsidiary which holds legal title to such project is not subject to any Lien, (2) each intervening entity between Holdings and such Subsidiary does not have any Debt for borrowed money, and (3) no event has occurred or condition exists described in Section 8.01(f) or 8.01(g) (assuming that such provisions applied to such Subsidiary) with respect to such Subsidiary.
Unencumbered Leased Agricultural Land” means Agricultural Land which is leased to third parties on arms’-length terms and which: (i) is not subject to a mortgage or any other Lien, other than (a) Liens for taxes not yet due or which are being actively contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves have been established in accordance with GAAP, (b) Liens incidental to the conduct of the owner of such property’s business or the ownership of its property and assets which were not incurred in connection with the borrowing of money or the obtaining of advances of credit, or the guarantee, maintenance, extension or renewal of the same, and which do not in the aggregate materially detract from the value of the applicable property, or materially impair the use thereof, and (c) arms’-length operating leases with third-party lessees; (ii) is not subject to any agreement (including (x) any agreement governing Debt incurred in order to finance or refinance the acquisition of such land, and (y) if applicable, the organizational documents of Holdings or any Subsidiary) that prohibits or limits the ability of Holdings or any Subsidiary, as the case may be, to create, incur, assume
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or suffer to exist any Lien upon any assets or Equity Interests of Holdings, or any Subsidiary except for covenants that are not materially more restrictive than the covenants contained in this Agreement, in favor of holders of Unsecured Debt of Holdings and its Subsidiaries not prohibited hereunder; and (iii) is not subject to any agreement (including (x) any agreement governing Debt incurred in order to finance or refinance the acquisition of such land, and (y) if applicable, the organizational documents of Holdings or any Subsidiary) that entitles any Person to the benefit of any Lien on any assets or Equity Interests of Holdings or any Subsidiary or would entitle any Person to the benefit of any Lien on such assets or Equity Interests upon the occurrence of any contingency (including pursuant to an “equal and ratable” clause). No such land owned by a Subsidiary of Holdings shall be deemed to be Unencumbered Leased Agricultural Land unless (1) both such land and all Equity Interests of the Subsidiary which holds legal title to such land is not subject to any Lien, (2) each intervening entity between Holdings and such Subsidiary does not have any Debt for borrowed money, and (3) no event has occurred or condition exists described in Section 8.01(f) or 8.01(g) (assuming that such provisions applied to such Subsidiary) with respect to such Subsidiary.
Unencumbered Leased Non-Agricultural Land” means Leased Non-Agricultural Land which: (i) is not subject to a mortgage or any other Lien, other than (a) Liens for taxes not yet due or which are being actively contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves have been established in accordance with GAAP, (b) Liens incidental to the conduct of the owner of such property’s business or the ownership of its property and assets which were not incurred in connection with the borrowing of money or the obtaining of advances of credit, or the guarantee, maintenance, extension or renewal of the same, and which do not in the aggregate materially detract from the value of the applicable property, or materially impair the use thereof, and (c) arms’-length operating leases with third-party lessees; (ii) is not subject to any agreement (including (x) any agreement governing Debt incurred in order to finance or refinance the acquisition of such land, and (y) if applicable, the organizational documents of Holdings or any Subsidiary) that prohibits or limits the ability of Holdings or any Subsidiary, as the case may be, to create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any assets or Equity Interest of Holdings, or any Subsidiary except for covenants that are not materially more restrictive than the covenants contained in this Agreement, in favor of holders of Unsecured Debt of Holdings and its Subsidiaries not prohibited hereunder; and (iii) is not subject to any agreement (including (x) any agreement governing Debt incurred in order to finance or refinance the acquisition of such land, and (y) if applicable, the organizational documents of Holdings or any Subsidiary) that entitles any Person to the benefit of any Lien on any assets or Equity Interests of Holdings or any Subsidiary or would entitle any Person to the benefit of any Lien on such assets or Equity Interests upon the occurrence of any contingency (including pursuant to an “equal and ratable” clause). No such land owned by a Subsidiary of Holdings shall be deemed to be Unencumbered Leased Non-Agricultural Land unless (1) both such land and all Equity Interests of the Subsidiary which holds legal title to such land is not subject to any Lien, (2) each intervening entity between Holdings and such Subsidiary does not have any Debt for borrowed money, and (3) no event has occurred or condition exists described in Section 8.01(f) or 8.01(g) (assuming that such provisions applied to such Subsidiary) with respect to such Subsidiary.
United States” and “U.S.” mean the United States of America.
Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(c)(i).
Unrestricted Cash” means an amount equal to (a) cash and cash equivalents of Holdings and its Subsidiaries that are not subject to pledge, Lien or control agreement (excluding statutory Liens in favor of any depositary bank where such cash is maintained), minus (b) amounts included in the foregoing
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clause (a) that are with an entity other than Holdings or its Subsidiaries as deposits or security for contractual obligations.
Unsecured Debt” means, at any time of determination thereof, the consolidated Debt of Holdings and its Subsidiaries not secured by any Lien.
Unsecured Debt to Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value Ratio” means, at any time of determination thereof, the ratio of (a) Unsecured Debt to (b) Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value.
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).
Voting Stock” means any shares of stock (or comparable equity securities) whose holders are entitled under ordinary circumstances to vote for the election of directors (or comparable persons), irrespective of whether at the time stock (or comparable equity securities) of any other class or classes shall have or might have voting power by reason of the happening of any contingency.
Withholding Agent” means the Borrowers, any Loan Party and the Agent.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule, and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.
I.02Other 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 articles of incorporation, bylaws or similar organizational documents) 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 “hereto,” “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
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Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and 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.
(d)All covenants hereunder shall be given independent effect so that if a particular action or condition is prohibited by any one of such covenants, the fact that it would be permitted by an exception to, or otherwise be in compliance within the limitations of, another covenant shall not (i) avoid the occurrence of a Default if such action is taken or such condition exists or (ii) in any way prejudice an attempt by the Agent to prohibit, through equitable action or otherwise the taking of any action by any Borrower or any Subsidiary that would result in a Default. For the avoidance of doubt, if a particular action or condition is expressly permitted by an exception to a covenant and is not expressly prohibited by another provision in the same covenant, the taking of such action or the existence of such condition shall not result in a Default under such covenant.
(e)For purposes of all calculations made under the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.01 for an applicable period, (i) if during such period Holdings or any Subsidiary shall have consummated an acquisition of a Significant Subsidiary or a Significant Line of Business, (x) EBITDA or Unencumbered EBITDA, as the case may be, for such period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such transaction occurred on the first day of such period; provided that if the aggregate purchase price for any such acquisition is greater than or equal to $25,000,000, EBITDA or Unencumbered EBITDA, as the case may be, shall only be calculated on a pro forma basis to the extent such pro forma calculations are based on audited financial statements or other financial statements reasonably satisfactory to the Required Lenders (subject to adjustments set forth in the second paragraphs of each of the definitions of Total Adjusted Asset Value and Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value, as applicable) and (y) any Debt incurred or assumed by any Loan Party or Subsidiary (including the Person or property acquired) in connection with such transaction and any Debt of the Person or property acquired which is not retired in connection with such transaction (1) shall be deemed to have been incurred as of the last day of the previous period and (2) if such Debt has a floating or formula rate, shall have an implied rate of interest for the applicable period for purposes of this definition determined by utilizing the rate which is or would be in effect with respect to such Debt as at the relevant date of determination, and (ii) if during such period Holdings or any Subsidiary shall have consummated a disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of Holdings or a Subsidiary or of a majority of the Equity Interests of a Subsidiary or of a Significant Line of Business, (x) EBITDA or Unencumbered EBITDA, as the case may be, for such period shall be
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calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such transaction occurred on the last day of the previous period and (y) any Debt which is retired in connection with such transaction shall be excluded and deemed to have been retired as of the last day of the previous period.
I.03Accounting 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, as in effect from time to time, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein.
(b)Changes in GAAP. If at any time any change in GAAP (including the adoption of IFRS) would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Borrowers or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Agent, the Lenders and the Borrowers 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, (A) until so amended, such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (B) until so amended, the Borrowers shall provide to the Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested by the Agent hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP. Without limiting the foregoing, leases shall continue to be classified and accounted for on a basis consistent with GAAP in effect and adopted by the Borrowers as of the Closing Date, notwithstanding any change in GAAP relating thereto, unless the parties hereto shall enter into a mutually acceptable amendment addressing such changes, as provided for above.
I.04Rounding. Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Borrowers 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).
I.05Times of Day. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Pacific time (daylight or standard, as applicable). The Agent does not warrant, nor accept responsibility, nor shall the 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 “LIBOR Daily Rate” or with respect to any rate that is an alternative or replacement for or successor to any of such rate (including, any Benchmark Replacement) or the effect of any of the foregoing, or of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes.
I.06Letter of Credit Amounts. Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the stated amount of such Letter of Credit in effect at such time; provided, however, that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any Issuer Document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at such time.
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II.THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS.
II.01Committed Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender severally agrees to make loans (each such loan, a “Committed Loan”) to the Borrowers from time to time, on any Business Day during the Availability Period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Lender’s Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Committed Borrowing, (a) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments, and (b) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Committed Loans of any Lender, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, shall not exceed the amount of such Lender’s Commitment. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Borrower may borrow Committed Loans under this Section 2.01, repay or prepay under Section 2.05 such Committed Loans, reborrow such Committed Loans and borrow other Committed Loans under this Section 2.01. Committed Loans may be Base Rate Loans, Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans, as further provided herein.
II.02Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Committed Loans.
(a)Each Committed Borrowing, each conversion of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans shall be made upon the applicable Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Agent, which may be given by: (A) telephone or (B) a Committed Loan Notice; provided that any telephonic notice must be confirmed immediately by delivery to the Agent of a Committed Loan Notice. Each such notice must be received by the Agent not later than (i) 12:00 noon three Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans, of any conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans or of any conversion of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans to LIBOR Daily Rate Loans or Base Rate Loans; (ii) 12:00 noon one Business Day prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans (other than any conversion of Eurodollar Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans); and (iii) 11:00 a.m. (Central time) on the Business Day of the requested Borrowing of or conversion to LIBOR Daily Rate Loans (other than any conversion of Eurodollar Rate Loans to LIBOR Daily Rate Loans). Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof. Except as provided in Sections 2.03(c) and 2.04(c), 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 applicable Borrower is requesting a Committed Borrowing, a conversion of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Committed 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 Committed Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Committed Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Committed Loans are to be converted, and (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto. If the applicable Borrower fails to specify a Type of Committed Loan in a Committed Loan Notice or if such Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation of a Eurodollar Rate Committed Loan, then the applicable Committed Loan shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans, unless such Committed Loan was a Eurodollar Rate Committed Loan, in which case such Committed Loan shall be continued as a Eurodollar Rate Committed Loan with an Interest Period of one month. Any such automatic conversion to a Base Rate Loan and any such continuation of a Eurodollar Rate Committed Loan, in either case, shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Eurodollar
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Rate Committed Loans. If the applicable Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans in any such Committed Loan Notice, but such Borrower fails to specify an Interest Period for such Committed Loan or continuation of a Eurodollar Rate Committed Loan, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month.
(b)Following receipt of a Committed Loan Notice, the Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the amount of its Applicable Percentage of the applicable Committed Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the applicable Borrower, the Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans described in the preceding subsection. In the case of a Committed Borrowing, each Lender shall make the amount of its Committed Loan available to the Agent in immediately available funds at the Agent’s Office on the Business Day specified in the applicable Committed Loan Notice not later than (x) for any Committed Loan other than LIBOR Daily Rate Loans, 11:00 a.m. and (y) for any LIBOR Daily Rate Loans, 12:00 noon (Central time). Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (and, if such Borrowing is the initial Credit Extension, Section 4.01), the Agent shall make all funds so received available to the applicable Borrower in like funds as received by the Agent either by (i) crediting the account of such Borrower on the books of Bank of America 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 Agent by such Borrower; provided, however, that if, on the date the Committed Loan Notice with respect to such Borrowing is given by such Borrower, there are L/C Borrowings outstanding, then the proceeds of such Borrowing, first, shall be applied to the payment in full of any such L/C Borrowings, and second, shall be made available to such Borrower as provided above.
(c)Except as otherwise provided herein, a Eurodollar Rate Committed Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurodollar Rate Committed Loan. During the existence of a Default, no Loans may be requested as, converted to or continued as Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans without the consent of the Required Lenders.
(d)The Agent shall promptly notify the applicable Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans upon determination of such interest rate. At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Agent shall notify the applicable Borrower and the Lenders of any change in Bank of America’s prime rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the public announcement of such change.
(e)After giving effect to all Committed Borrowings, all conversions of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Committed Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than ten Interest Periods in effect at any single time with respect to Eurodollar Rate Loans.
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II.03Letters of Credit.
(a)The Letter of Credit Commitment.
(i)Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A) the L/C Issuer agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the Lenders set forth in this Section 2.03, (1) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, to issue Letters of Credit for the account of the Borrowers or any of their Subsidiaries, and to amend or extend Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with subsection (b) below, and (2) to honor drawings under the Letters of Credit; and (B) the Lenders severally agree to participate in Letters of Credit issued for the account of any Borrower or its Subsidiaries and any drawings thereunder; provided that after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension with respect to any Letter of Credit, (w) the aggregate amount of the outstanding Letters of Credit issued by any L/C Issuer shall not exceed its Letter of Credit Commitment, (x) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments, (y) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Committed Loans of any Lender, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, shall not exceed such Lender’s Commitment, and (z) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations shall not exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit. Each request by the applicable Borrower for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be a representation by such Borrower that the L/C Credit Extension so requested complies with the conditions set forth in the proviso to the preceding sentence. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrowers’ ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly any Borrower may, during the foregoing period, obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed. All Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed to have been issued pursuant hereto, and from and after the Closing Date shall be subject to and governed by the terms and conditions hereof.
(ii)The L/C Issuer shall not issue any Letter of Credit, if:
(A)subject to Section 2.03(b)(iii), the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur more than twelve months after the date of issuance or last extension, unless the Required Lenders have approved such expiry date; or
(B)the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, unless all the Lenders have approved such expiry date; provided that Letters of Credit with an expiry date after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date may be issued (but the L/C Issuer shall have no obligation to issue) so long as the Borrowers Cash Collateralize such Letter of Credit in accordance with the terms of this Agreement pursuant to this clause (B). Each Borrower hereby agrees that on or before the Letter of Credit Expiration Date it shall Cash Collateralize any Letter of Credit existing and not expiring on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date in an amount equal to at least 100% of the face amount of such Letter of Credit (and in the event such Borrower fails to do so, the Agent may require each Lender to fund its participation interest in an amount equal to such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the outstanding Letters of Credit for purposes of Cash Collateralizing the
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Letters of Credit). For the avoidance of doubt, the parties hereto agree that the obligations of the Lenders hereunder to reimburse the L/C Issuer for any Unreimbursed Amount with respect to any Letter of Credit shall terminate on the Maturity Date with respect to drawings occurring after that date.
(iii)The L/C Issuer shall not be under any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if:
(A)any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain the L/C Issuer from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any law applicable to the L/C Issuer or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over the L/C Issuer shall prohibit, or request that the L/C Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon the L/C Issuer with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which the L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Closing Date, or shall impose upon the L/C Issuer any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Closing Date and which the L/C Issuer in good faith deems material to it;
(B)the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of the L/C Issuer applicable to letters of credit generally;
(C)such Letter of Credit is to be denominated in a currency other than Dollars; or
(D)any Lender is at that time a Defaulting Lender, unless the L/C Issuer has entered into arrangements, including the delivery of Cash Collateral, satisfactory to the L/C Issuer (in its sole discretion) with the applicable Borrower or such Defaulting Lender to eliminate the L/C Issuer’s actual or potential Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.17(a)(iv)) with respect to the Defaulting Lender arising from either the Letter of Credit then proposed to be issued or that Letter of Credit and all other L/C Obligations as to which the L/C Issuer has actual or potential Fronting Exposure, as it may elect in its sole discretion.
(iv)The L/C Issuer shall not amend any Letter of Credit if the L/C Issuer would not be permitted at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof.
(v)The L/C Issuer shall be under no obligation to amend any Letter of Credit if (A) the L/C Issuer would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof, or (B) the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit does not accept the proposed amendment to such Letter of Credit.
(vi)The L/C Issuer shall act on behalf of the Lenders with respect to any Letters of Credit issued by it and the documents associated therewith, and the L/C Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (A) provided to the Agent in Article IX with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by the L/C Issuer in connection with
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Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and Issuer Documents pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Agent” as used in Article IX included the L/C Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to the L/C Issuer.
(b)Procedures for Issuance and Amendment of Letters of Credit; Auto-Extension Letters of Credit.
(i)Each Letter of Credit shall be issued or amended, as the case may be, upon the request of the applicable Borrower delivered to the L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Agent) in the form of a Letter of Credit Application, appropriately completed and signed by an Responsible Officer of such Borrower. Such Letter of Credit Application may be sent by facsimile, by United States mail, by overnight courier, by electronic transmission using the system provided by the L/C Issuer, by personal delivery or by any other means acceptable to the L/C Issuer. Such Letter of Credit Application must be received by the L/C Issuer and the Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. at least three Business Days (or such later date and time as the Agent and the L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in their sole discretion) prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment, as the case may be. In the case of a request for an initial issuance of a Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to the L/C Issuer: (A) the proposed issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit (which shall be a Business Day); (B) the stated amount thereof; (C) the expiry date thereof; (D) the name and address of the beneficiary thereof; (E) the documents to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (F) the full text of any certificate to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (G) the purpose and nature of the requested Letter of Credit; and (H) such other matters as the L/C Issuer may reasonably require. In the case of a request for an amendment of any outstanding Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to the L/C Issuer (A) the Letter of Credit to be amended; (B) the proposed date of amendment thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (C) the nature of the proposed amendment; and (D) such other matters as the L/C Issuer may reasonably require. Additionally, the applicable Borrower shall furnish to the L/C Issuer and the Agent such other documents and information pertaining to such requested Letter of Credit issuance or amendment, including any Issuer Documents, as the L/C Issuer or the Agent may reasonably require.
(ii)Promptly after receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the L/C Issuer will confirm with the Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Agent has received a copy of such Letter of Credit Application from the applicable Borrower and, if not, the L/C Issuer will provide the Agent with a copy thereof. Unless the L/C Issuer has received written notice from any Lender, the Agent or the applicable Borrower, at least one Business Day prior to the requested date of issuance or amendment of the applicable Letter of Credit, that one or more applicable conditions contained in Article IV shall not then be satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the L/C Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Letter of Credit for the account of the applicable Borrower or the applicable Subsidiary or enter into the applicable amendment, as the case may be, in each case in accordance with the L/C Issuer’s usual and customary business practices. Immediately upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit, each Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the L/C Issuer a risk
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participation in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage times the amount of such Letter of Credit.
(iii)If the applicable Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application, the L/C Issuer may, in its sole discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic extension provisions (each, an “Auto-Extension Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Extension Letter of Credit must permit the L/C Issuer to prevent any such extension at least once in each twelve-month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a day (the “Non-Extension Notice Date”) in each such twelve-month period to be agreed upon at the time such Letter of Credit is issued. Unless otherwise directed by the L/C Issuer, the applicable Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to the L/C Issuer for any such extension. Once an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit has been issued, the Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the L/C Issuer to permit the extension of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the Letter of Credit Expiration Date; provided, however, that the L/C Issuer shall not permit any such extension if (A) the L/C Issuer has determined that it would not be permitted, or would have no obligation, at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its revised form (as extended) under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of clause (ii) or (iii) of Section 2.03(a) or otherwise), or (B) it has received notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is seven Business Days before the Non-Extension Notice Date (1) from the Agent that the Required Lenders have elected not to permit such extension or (2) from the Agent, any Lender or any Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied, and in each such case directing the L/C Issuer not to permit such extension.
(iv)If the applicable Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application, the L/C Issuer may, in its sole discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that permits the automatic reinstatement of all or a portion of the stated amount thereof after any drawing thereunder (each, an “Auto-Reinstatement Letter of Credit”). Unless otherwise directed by the L/C Issuer, the applicable Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to the L/C Issuer to permit such reinstatement. Once an Auto-Reinstatement Letter of Credit has been issued, except as provided in the following sentence, the Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the L/C Issuer to reinstate all or a portion of the stated amount thereof in accordance with the provisions of such Letter of Credit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if such Auto-Reinstatement Letter of Credit permits the L/C Issuer to decline to reinstate all or any portion of the stated amount thereof after a drawing thereunder by giving notice of such non-reinstatement within a specified number of days after such drawing (the “Non-Reinstatement Deadline”), the L/C Issuer shall not permit such reinstatement if it has received a notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is seven Business Days before the Non-Reinstatement Deadline (A) from the Agent that the Required Lenders have elected not to permit such reinstatement or (B) from the Agent, any Lender or any Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied (treating such reinstatement as an L/C Credit Extension for purposes of this clause) and, in each case, directing the L/C Issuer not to permit such reinstatement.
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(v)Promptly after its delivery of any Letter of Credit or any amendment to a Letter of Credit to an advising bank with respect thereto or to the beneficiary thereof, the L/C Issuer will also deliver to the applicable Borrower and the Agent a true and complete copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment and any other Issuer Documents related thereto.
(c)Drawings and Reimbursements; Funding of Participations.
(i)Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of any notice of a drawing under such Letter of Credit, the L/C Issuer shall notify the applicable Borrower and the Agent thereof. Not later than 11:00 a.m. on the Business Day following the Honor Date (each such date of notice, a “Notice Date”), the applicable Borrower shall reimburse the L/C Issuer through the Agent in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing (together with any interest thereon for such period from the Honor Date to the date such reimbursement is made). If the applicable Borrower fails to so reimburse the L/C Issuer by such time, the Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the Honor Date, the amount of the unreimbursed drawing including any applicable interest thereon (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), and the amount of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage thereof. In such event, and in lieu of the obligation of the applicable Borrower to reimburse the L/C Issuer as provided in the two immediately preceding sentences such Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans to be disbursed on the Notice Date in an amount equal to the Unreimbursed Amount, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified in Section 2.02 for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Aggregate Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice). Any notice given by the L/C Issuer or the Agent pursuant to this Section 2.03(c)(i) may be given by telephone if immediately confirmed in writing; provided that the lack of such an immediate confirmation shall not affect the conclusiveness or binding effect of such notice.
(ii)Each Lender shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) make funds available (and the Agent may apply Cash Collateral provided for this purpose) for the account of the L/C Issuer at the Agent’s Office in an amount equal to its Applicable Percentage of the Unreimbursed Amount not later than 12:00 noon on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Agent, whereupon, subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(c)(iii), each Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the applicable Borrower in such amount. The Agent shall remit the funds so received to the L/C Issuer.
(iii)With respect to any Unreimbursed Amount that is not fully refinanced by a Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans because the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 cannot be satisfied or for any other reason, the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have incurred from the L/C Issuer an L/C Borrowing in the amount of the Unreimbursed Amount that is not so refinanced, which L/C Borrowing shall be due and payable on demand (together with interest) and shall bear interest at the Default Rate. In such event, each Lender’s payment to the Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(ii) shall be deemed payment in respect of its participation in such L/C Borrowing and shall constitute an L/C Advance from such Lender in satisfaction of its participation obligation under this Section 2.03.
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(iv)Until each Lender funds its Committed Loan or its L/C Advance pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) to reimburse the L/C Issuer for any amount drawn under any Letter of Credit, interest in respect of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such amount shall be solely for the account of the L/C Issuer.
(v)Each Lender’s obligation to make Committed Loans or L/C Advances to reimburse the L/C Issuer for amounts drawn under Letters of Credit, as contemplated by this Section 2.03(c), shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender may have against the L/C Issuer, the applicable Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever; (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Lender’s obligation to make Committed Loans pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than delivery by the applicable Borrower of a Committed Loan Notice). No such making of an L/C Advance shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of such Borrower to reimburse the L/C Issuer for the amount of any payment made by the L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit, together with interest as provided herein.
(vi)If any Lender fails to make available to the Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(c) by the time specified in Section 2.03(c)(ii), then, without limiting the other provisions of this Agreement, the L/C Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the L/C Issuer in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the L/C Issuer in connection with the foregoing. If such Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Committed Loan included in the relevant Committed Borrowing or L/C Advance in respect of the relevant L/C Borrowing, as the case may be. A certificate of the L/C Issuer submitted to any Lender (through the Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (vi) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(d)Repayment of Participations by the Lenders.
(i)At any time after the L/C Issuer has made a payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any Lender such Lender’s L/C Advance in respect of such payment in accordance with Section 2.03(c), if the Agent receives for the account of the L/C Issuer any payment in respect of the related Unreimbursed Amount or interest thereon (whether directly from the applicable Borrower or otherwise, including proceeds of Cash Collateral applied thereto by the Agent), the Agent will distribute to such Lender its Applicable Percentage thereof in the same funds as those received by the Agent.
(ii)If any payment received by the Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the L/C
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Issuer in its discretion), each Lender shall pay to the Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer its Applicable Percentage thereof on demand of the Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned by such Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect. The obligations of the Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.
(e)Obligations Absolute. The obligation of the applicable Borrower to reimburse the L/C Issuer for each drawing under each Letter of Credit and to repay each L/C Borrowing shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under all circumstances, including the following:
(i)any lack of validity or enforceability of such Letter of Credit, this Agreement, or any other Loan Document;
(ii)the existence of any claim, counterclaim, setoff, defense or other right that any Borrower or any Subsidiary may have at any time against any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit (or any Person for whom any such beneficiary or any such transferee may be acting), the L/C Issuer or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or by such Letter of Credit or any agreement or instrument relating thereto, or any unrelated transaction;
(iii)any draft, demand, certificate or other document presented under such Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect; or any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under such Letter of Credit;
(iv)waiver by the L/C Issuer of any requirement that exists for the L/C Issuer’s protection and not the protection of any Borrower or any waiver by the L/C Issuer which does not in fact materially prejudice any Borrower;
(v)honor of a demand for payment presented electronically even if such Letter of Credit requires that demand be in the form of a draft;
(vi)any payment made by the L/C Issuer in respect of an otherwise complying item presented after the date specified as the expiration date of, or the date by which documents must be received under such Letter of Credit if presentation after such date is authorized by the UCC, the ISP or the UCP, as applicable;
(vii)any payment by the L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or certificate that does not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit; or any payment made by the L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit to any Person purporting to be a trustee in bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession, assignee for the benefit of creditors, liquidator, receiver or other representative of or successor to any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit, including any arising in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law; or
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(viii)any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, including any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a defense available to, or a discharge of, any Borrower or any Subsidiary.
The applicable Borrower shall promptly examine a copy of each Letter of Credit and each amendment thereto that is delivered to it and, in the event of any claim of noncompliance with such Borrower’s instructions or other irregularity, such Borrower will immediately notify the L/C Issuer. The applicable Borrower shall be conclusively deemed to have waived any such claim against the L/C Issuer and its correspondents unless such notice is given as aforesaid.
(f)Role of L/C Issuer. Each Lender and each Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, the L/C Issuer shall not have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document. None of the L/C Issuer, the Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of the L/C Issuer shall be liable to any Lender for (i) any action taken or omitted in connection herewith at the request or with the approval of the Lenders or the Required Lenders, as applicable; (ii) any action taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct; or (iii) the due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit or Issuer Document. The Borrowers hereby assume all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided, however, that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude a Borrower’s pursuing such rights and remedies as it may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement. None of the L/C Issuer, the Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of the L/C Issuer shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (viii) of Section 2.03(e); provided, however, that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, a Borrower may have a claim against the L/C Issuer, and the L/C Issuer may be liable to such Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by such Borrower which such Borrower proves were caused by the L/C Issuer’s willful misconduct or gross negligence or the L/C Issuer’s willful failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of a sight draft and certificate(s) strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, the L/C Issuer may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and the L/C Issuer shall not be responsible for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign a Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason. The L/C Issuer may send a Letter of Credit or conduct any communication to or from the beneficiary via the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (“SWIFT”) message or overnight courier, or any other commercially reasonable means of communicating with a beneficiary. The L/C Issuer shall provide to the Agent a list of outstanding Letters of Credit (together with type, amounts and denominated currency) issued by it on a monthly basis.
(g)Letters of Credit Issued for Subsidiaries. Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of, or is for the account of, a Subsidiary, the Borrowers shall be obligated to reimburse the L/C Issuer hereunder for any and
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all drawings under such Letter of Credit. Each Borrower hereby acknowledges that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of such Borrower, and that such Borrower’s business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Subsidiaries.
(h)Applicability of ISP. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the L/C Issuer and the applicable Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued (including any such agreement applicable to an Existing Letter of Credit), the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the L/C Issuer shall not be responsible to any Borrower for, and the L/C Issuer’s rights and remedies against any Borrower shall not be impaired by, any action or inaction of the L/C Issuer required under any law or practice that is required to be applied to any Letter of Credit, including the law of a jurisdiction where the L/C Issuer or the beneficiary is located, the practice stated in the ISP or UCP, as applicable, or in the decisions, opinions, practice statements, or official commentary of the ICC Banking Commission, the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade - International Financial Services Association (BAFT-IFSA), or the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, whether or not any Letter of Credit chooses such law or practice.
(i)Letter of Credit Fees. The Borrowers shall pay to the Agent for the account of each Lender in accordance, subject to Section 2.17, with its Applicable Percentage a Letter of Credit fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) for each Letter of Credit equal to the Applicable Rate times the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit. Letter of Credit Fees shall be (i) due and payable on the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand, (ii) computed on a quarterly basis in arrears and (iii) computed for the actual number of days that such Letters of Credit are outstanding during the applicable quarter. If there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the daily amount available to be drawn under each Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, upon the request of the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, all Letter of Credit Fees shall accrue at the Default Rate.
(j)Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to L/C Issuer.
(i)With respect to any Letter of Credit issued by Bank of America, in its capacity as L/C Issuer, the applicable Borrower shall pay directly to Bank of America in such capacity for its own account a fronting fee, at the rate per annum specified in the applicable Fee Letter, computed on the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such fronting fee shall be due and payable on the tenth Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December in respect of the most recently-ended quarterly period (or portion thereof, in the case of the first payment), commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand. In addition, the applicable Borrower shall pay directly to the Bank of America, in its capacity as L/C Issuer for its own account the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of Bank of America, in its capacity as L/C Issuer relating to letters of credit as from time to time in
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effect. Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable on demand and are nonrefundable.
(ii)With respect to any Letter of Credit issued by an L/C Issuer other than Bank of America, the applicable Borrower shall pay directly to such L/C Issuer for its own account a fronting fee with respect to each issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit, at a rate and at the times separately agreed between such Borrower and such L/C Issuer. In addition, the applicable Borrower shall pay directly to such L/C Issuer for its own account the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of such L/C Issuer relating to letters of credit as from time to time in effect. Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable on demand and are nonrefundable.
(iii)For the purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.
(k)Conflict with Issuer Documents. In the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Issuer Document, the terms hereof shall control.
(l)L/C Issuer Reports to the Agent. Unless otherwise agreed by the Agent, each L/C Issuer shall, in addition to its notification obligations set forth elsewhere in this Section, provide the Agent a Letter of Credit Report, as set forth below:
(i)reasonably prior to the time that such L/C Issuer issues, amends, renews, increases or extends a Letter of Credit, the date of such issuance, amendment, renewal, increase or extension and the stated amount of the applicable Letters of Credit after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (and whether the amounts thereof shall have changed);
(ii)on each Business Day on which such L/C Issuer makes a payment pursuant to a Letter of Credit, the date and amount of such payment;
(iii)on any Business Day on which the applicable Borrower fails to reimburse a payment made pursuant to a Letter of Credit required to be reimbursed to such L/C Issuer on such day, the date of such failure and the amount of such payment;
(iv)on any other Business Day, such other information as the Agent shall reasonably request as to the Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer; and
(v)for so long as any Letter of Credit issued by an L/C Issuer is outstanding, such L/C Issuer shall deliver to the Agent (A) on the last Business Day of each calendar month, (B) at all other times a Letter of Credit Report is required to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement, and (C) on each date that (1) an L/C Credit Extension occurs or (2) there is any expiration, cancellation and/or disbursement, in each case, with respect to any such Letter of Credit, a Letter of Credit Report appropriately completed with the information for every outstanding Letter of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer.
(m)Additional L/C Issuers. Any Lender hereunder may become an L/C Issuer upon receipt by the Agent of a fully executed Notice of Additional L/C Issuer which shall be signed by
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the Borrowers, the Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer. Such new L/C Issuer shall provide its Letter of Credit Commitment in such Notice of Additional L/C Issuer and upon the receipt by the Agent of the fully executed Notice of Additional L/C Issuer, the defined term Letter of Credit Commitment shall be deemed amended to incorporate the Letter of Credit Commitment of such new L/C Issuer.
II.04Bid Loans.
(a)General. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender agrees that the Borrowers may request the Lenders to submit offers to make loans (each such loan, a “Bid Loan”) to the Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.04 at any time during the Availability Period so long as Holdings maintains an Investment Grade Rating at each such time; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Bid Borrowing, (i) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Commitments, and (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Bid Loans shall not exceed the Bid Loan Sublimit. There shall not be more than five different Interest Periods in effect with respect to Bid Loans at any time.
(b)Requesting Competitive Bids. The Borrowers may request the submission of Competitive Bids by delivering a Bid Request to the Agent not later than 9:00 a.m. (i) one Business Day prior to the requested date of any Bid Borrowing that is to consist of Absolute Rate Loans, or (ii) four Business Days prior to the requested date of any Bid Borrowing that is to consist of Eurodollar Margin Bid Loans. Each Bid Request shall specify (i) the requested date of the Bid Borrowing (which shall be a Business Day), (ii) the aggregate principal amount of Bid Loans requested (which must be at least $10,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof), (iii) the Type of Bid Loans requested, and (iv) the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto, and shall be signed by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Borrower. No Bid Request shall contain a request for (i) more than one Type of Bid Loan or (ii) Bid Loans having more than three different Interest Periods. Unless the Agent otherwise agrees in its sole discretion, no Borrower may submit a Bid Request if it has submitted another Bid Request within the prior five Business Days.
(c)Submitting Competitive Bids.
(i)The Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of each Bid Request received by it from the applicable Borrower and the contents of such Bid Request.
(ii)Each Lender may (but shall have no obligation to) submit a Competitive Bid containing an offer to make one or more Bid Loans in response to such Bid Request. Such Competitive Bid must be delivered to the Agent not later than 7:30 a.m. (A) on the requested date of any Bid Borrowing that is to consist of Absolute Rate Loans, and (B) three Business Days prior to the requested date of any Bid Borrowing that is to consist of Eurodollar Margin Bid Loans; provided, however, that any Competitive Bid submitted by Bank of America in its capacity as a Lender in response to any Bid Request must be submitted to the Agent not later than 7:15 a.m. on the date on which Competitive Bids are required to be delivered by the other Lenders in response to such Bid Request. Each Competitive Bid shall specify (A) the proposed date of the Bid Borrowing; (B) the principal amount of each Bid Loan for which such Competitive Bid is being made, which principal amount (x) may be equal to, greater than or less than the Commitment of the bidding Lender, (y) must be at least $10,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in
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excess thereof, and (z) may not exceed the principal amount of Bid Loans for which Competitive Bids were requested; (C) if the proposed Bid Borrowing is to consist of Absolute Rate Bid Loans, the Absolute Rate offered for each such Bid Loan and the Interest Period applicable thereto; (D) if the proposed Bid Borrowing is to consist of Eurodollar Margin Bid Loans, the Eurodollar Bid Margin with respect to each such Eurodollar Margin Bid Loan and the Interest Period applicable thereto; and (E) the identity of the bidding Lender.
(iii)Any Competitive Bid shall be disregarded if it (A) is received after the applicable time specified in clause (ii) above, (B) is not substantially in the form of a Competitive Bid as specified herein, (C) contains qualifying, conditional or similar language, (D) proposes terms other than or in addition to those set forth in the applicable Bid Request, or (E) is otherwise not responsive to such Bid Request. Any Lender may correct a Competitive Bid containing a manifest error by submitting a corrected Competitive Bid (identified as such) not later than the applicable time required for submission of Competitive Bids. Any such submission of a corrected Competitive Bid shall constitute a revocation of the Competitive Bid that contained the manifest error. the Agent may, but shall not be required to, notify any Lender of any manifest error it detects in such Lender’s Competitive Bid.
(iv)Subject only to the provisions of Sections 3.02, 3.03 and 4.02 and clause (iii) above, each Competitive Bid shall be irrevocable.
(d)Notice to Borrowers of Competitive Bids. Not later than 8:00 a.m. (i) on the requested date of any Bid Borrowing that is to consist of Absolute Rate Loans, or (ii) three Business Days prior to the requested date of any Bid Borrowing that is to consist of Eurodollar Margin Bid Loans, the Agent shall notify the applicable Borrower of the identity of each Lender that has submitted a Competitive Bid that complies with Section 2.04(c) and of the terms of the offers contained in each such Competitive Bid.
(e)Acceptance of Competitive Bids. Not later than 8:30 a.m. (i) on the requested date of any Bid Borrowing that is to consist of Absolute Rate Loans, and (ii) three Business Days prior to the requested date of any Bid Borrowing that is to consist of Eurodollar Margin Bid Loans, the applicable Borrower shall notify the Agent of its acceptance or rejection of the offers notified to it pursuant to Section 2.04(d). No Borrower shall be under any obligation to accept any Competitive Bid and may choose to reject all Competitive Bids. In the case of acceptance, such notice shall specify the aggregate principal amount of Competitive Bids for each Interest Period that is accepted. Borrowers may accept any Competitive Bid in whole or in part; provided that:
(i)the aggregate principal amount of each Bid Borrowing may not exceed the applicable amount set forth in the related Bid Request;
(ii)the principal amount of each Bid Loan must be at least $10,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof;
(iii)the acceptance of offers may be made only on the basis of ascending Absolute Rates or Eurodollar Bid Margins within each Interest Period; and
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(iv)Borrowers may not accept any offer that is described in Section 2.04(c)(iii) or that otherwise fails to comply with the requirements hereof.
(f)Procedure for Identical Bids. If two or more Lenders have submitted Competitive Bids at the same Absolute Rate or Eurodollar Bid Margin, as the case may be, for the same Interest Period, and the result of accepting all of such Competitive Bids in whole (together with any other Competitive Bids at lower Absolute Rates or Eurodollar Bid Margins, as the case may be, accepted for such Interest Period in conformity with the requirements of Section 2.04(e)(iii)) would be to cause the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the applicable Bid Borrowing to exceed the amount specified therefor in the related Bid Request, then, unless otherwise agreed by the applicable Borrower, the Agent and such Lenders, such Competitive Bids shall be accepted as nearly as possible in proportion to the amount offered by each such Lender in respect of such Interest Period, with such accepted amounts being rounded to the nearest whole multiple of $1,000,000.
(g)Notice to Lenders of Acceptance or Rejection of Bids. The Agent shall promptly notify each Lender having submitted a Competitive Bid whether or not its offer has been accepted and, if its offer has been accepted, of the amount of the Bid Loan or Bid Loans to be made by it on the date of the applicable Bid Borrowing. Any Competitive Bid or portion thereof that is not accepted by the applicable Borrower by the applicable time specified in Section 2.04(e) shall be deemed rejected.
(h)Notice of Eurodollar Rate. If any Bid Borrowing is to consist of Eurodollar Margin Loans, the Agent shall determine the Eurodollar Rate for the relevant Interest Period, and promptly after making such determination, shall notify the applicable Borrower and the Lenders that will be participating in such Bid Borrowing of such Eurodollar Rate.
(i)Funding of Bid Loans. Each Lender that has received notice pursuant to Section 2.04(g) that all or a portion of its Competitive Bid has been accepted by a Borrower shall make the amount of its Bid Loan(s) available to the Agent in immediately available funds at the Agent’s Office not later than 10:00 a.m. on the date of the requested Bid Borrowing. Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02, the Agent shall make all funds so received available to such Borrower in like funds as received by the Agent.
(j)Notice of Range of Bids. After each Competitive Bid auction pursuant to this Section 2.04, the Agent shall notify each Lender that submitted a Competitive Bid in such auction of the ranges of bids submitted (without the bidder’s name) and accepted for each Bid Loan and the aggregate amount of each Bid Borrowing.
II.05Prepayments.
(a)Any Borrower may, upon delivery of a Notice of Loan Prepayment to the Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Committed Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (i) such notice must be received by the Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (A) three Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans and (B) one Business Day prior to any date of prepayment of LIBOR Daily Rate Loans or Base Rate Loans; (ii) any prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof; and (iii) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal
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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 Committed Loans to be prepaid and, if Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Loans. The Agent will promptly notify each Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such prepayment. If the applicable Borrower gives a prepayment notice, then such Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein; provided, any notice of prepayment given in connection with a notice of termination of the Commitments given by such Borrower may state that such prepayment notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities or capital raising, in which case such notice may (subject to compliance by such Borrower with the requirements of Section 3.05) be revoked by such Borrower (by notice to the Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied. Any prepayment of a Eurodollar Rate Committed Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05. Any prepayment of a Eurodollar Rate Committed 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 2.17, each such prepayment shall be applied to the Committed Loans of the Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages.
(b)If for any reason the Total Outstandings at any time exceed the Aggregate Commitments, the Borrowers shall immediately prepay Loans and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in an aggregate amount equal to such excess; provided, however, that the Borrowers shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) unless after the prepayment in full of the Loans the Total Outstandings exceed the Aggregate Commitments then in effect.
(c)No Bid Loan may be prepaid without the prior consent of the applicable Bid Loan Lender.
II.06Termination or Reduction of Commitments. The Borrowers may, upon notice to the Agent, terminate the Aggregate Commitments, or from time to time permanently reduce the Aggregate Commitments; provided that (a) any such notice shall be received by the Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. five Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (b) any such reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $10,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, (c) the Borrowers shall not terminate or reduce the Aggregate Commitments if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Total Outstandings would exceed the Aggregate Commitments and (d) if, after giving effect to any reduction of the Aggregate Commitments, the Bid Loan Sublimit, or the Letter of Credit Sublimit exceeds the amount of the Aggregate Commitments, such Sublimit shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess; provided, any notice of termination of the Aggregate Commitments given by the Borrowers may state that such notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities or capital raising, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrowers (by notice to the Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied. The Agent will promptly notify the Lenders of any such notice of termination or reduction of the Aggregate Commitments. Any reduction of the Aggregate Commitments shall be applied to the Commitment of each Lender according to its Applicable Percentage. All fees accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Aggregate Commitments shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.
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II.07Repayment of Loans.
(a)The Borrowers shall repay to the Lenders on the Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of Committed Loans outstanding on such date.
(b)The Borrowers shall repay each Bid Loan on the last day of the Interest Period in respect thereof.
II.08Interest.
(a)Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) below, (i) each Eurodollar Rate Committed 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 Rate; (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 Rate (iii) each LIBOR Daily Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the sum of the LIBOR Daily Rate plus the Applicable Rate set forth in the Eurodollar Rate column in “Applicable Rate”; and (iv) each Bid Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for the Interest Period therefor at a rate per annum equal to the Eurodollar Rate for such Interest Period plus (or minus) the Eurodollar Bid Margin, or at the Absolute Rate for such Interest Period, as the case may be.
(b)    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 overdue 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)If any amount (other than principal of any Loan) payable by any 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.
(iii)Upon the request of the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists (other than as set forth in clauses (b)(i) and (b)(ii) above), the Borrowers 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.
(iv)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.
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II.09Fees. In addition to certain fees described in subsections (i) and (j) of Section 2.03:
(a)Facility Fee. The Borrowers shall pay to the Agent for the account of each Lender in accordance with its Applicable Percentage, a facility fee equal to the Applicable Rate times the actual daily amount of such Lender’s Commitment (and, if Committed Loans or L/C Obligations remain outstanding after the Commitments have terminated, on such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such outstanding Obligations), subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.17. The facility fee shall accrue at all times, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article IV is not met, and shall be due and payable quarterly in arrears on the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the Closing Date. The facility fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears, and if there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the actual daily amount shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.
(b)Other Fees. The Borrowers shall pay to the Agent and Arrangers the fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the Fee Letters. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.
II.10Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustment of Applicable Rate.
(a)All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans 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. 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 2.12(a), bear interest for one day. Each determination by the 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 Holdings or for any other reason, the Borrowers or the Lenders determine that (i) the Total Debt to Total Adjusted Asset Value Ratio as calculated by the Borrowers as of any applicable date while this Agreement is in effect was inaccurate and (ii) a proper calculation of the Total Debt to Total Adjusted Asset Value Ratio would have resulted in higher pricing for such period, the Borrowers shall immediately and retroactively be obligated to pay to the Agent for the account of the applicable Lenders or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, promptly on demand by the Agent (or, after the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to any Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, automatically and without further action by the Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer), 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 Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, under Section 2.03(c)(iii), 2.03(i) or 2.08(b) or under Article VIII. The Borrowers’ obligations under this paragraph shall survive the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment of all other Obligations hereunder until the date that is one year after such termination and repayment. Upon payment by the Borrowers of any shortfall as provided in this clause (b), any Default or Event of Default resulting solely from the failure to pay such amounts when the interest or fees for the relevant period were due and
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payable or any representations and warranties made in this regard shall be deemed cured for all purposes.
II.11Evidence of Debt.
(a)The Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and by the Agent in the ordinary course of business. The accounts or records maintained by the Agent and each Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error of the amount of the Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrowers 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 any 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 Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error. Upon the request of any Lender made through the Agent, each Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the 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.
(b)In addition to the accounts and records referred to in subsection (a), each Lender and the Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records evidencing the purchases and sales by such Lender of participations in Letters of Credit. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by the Agent and the accounts and records of any Lender in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.
II.12Payments Generally; the Agent’s Clawback.
(a)General. All payments to be made by the Borrowers shall be made without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrowers hereunder shall be made to the Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Agent’s Office in Dollars and in immediately available funds not later than 11:00 a.m. on the date specified herein. the 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 Agent after 11:00 a.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 a 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)    Funding by Lenders; Presumption by the Agent. Unless the Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Committed Borrowing of Eurodollar Rate Committed Loans (or, in the case of any Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans, prior to 9:00 a.m. on the date of such Committed Borrowing) that such Lender will not make available to the Agent such Lender’s share of such Committed Borrowing, the 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 Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans,
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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 applicable Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Committed Borrowing available to the Agent, then the applicable Lender and the applicable Borrower severally agree to pay to the 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 such Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the 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 Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Agent in connection with the foregoing, and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by such Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans. If the applicable Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Agent shall promptly remit to such Borrower the amount of such interest paid by such Borrower for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Committed Borrowing to the Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Committed Loan included in such Committed Borrowing. Any payment by any Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrowers may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Agent.
(ii)Payments by the Borrowers; Presumptions by the Agent. Unless the Agent shall have received notice from the applicable Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Agent for the account of the Lenders or the L/C Issuer hereunder that such Borrower will not make such payment, the Agent may assume that such Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount due.
With respect to any payment that the Agent makes for the account of the Lenders or the L/C Issuer hereunder as to which the Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that any of the following applies (such payment referred to as the “Rescindable Amount”): (A) the applicable Borrower has not in fact made such payment; (B) the Agent has made a payment in excess of the amount so paid by the applicable Borrower (whether or not then owed); or (C) the Agent has for any reason otherwise erroneously made such payment; then each of the Lenders or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Agent forthwith on demand the Rescindable Amount so distributed to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, 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 Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
A notice of the Agent to any Lender or any 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 Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the applicable Borrower by the Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article IV are not satisfied
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or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.
(d)Obligations of Lenders Several. The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Committed Loans, to fund participations in Letters of Credit and to make payments pursuant to Section 10.04(c) are several and not joint. The failure of any Lender to make any Committed Loan, to fund any such participation 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 Committed Loan, to purchase its participation 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.
II.13Sharing of Payments by Lenders. If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of the Committed Loans made by it, or the participations in L/C Obligations held by it resulting in such Lender’s receiving payment of a proportion of the aggregate amount of such Committed Loans or participations and accrued interest thereon greater than its pro rata share thereof as provided herein, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Committed Loans and subparticipations in L/C Obligations 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 principal of and accrued interest on their respective Committed Loans and other amounts owing them, 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 any 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 Disqualified Institution), (y) the application of Cash Collateral provided for in Section 2.15, or (z) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Committed Loans or subparticipations in L/C Obligations to any assignee or participant, other than an assignment to any Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section shall apply).
Each Loan Party consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under applicable law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against such Loan Party rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Loan Party in the amount of such participation.
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II.14Increase in Commitments.
(a)Request for Increase. Provided there exists no Default, upon notice to the Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders), the Borrowers may from time to time, after the Closing Date, but no more than one time in any calendar year, request an increase in the Aggregate Commitments (which increase may take the form of additional Commitments, one or more term loan tranches, or both) by an amount (for all such requests) not exceeding $500,000,000; provided that any such request for an increase shall be in a minimum amount of $25,000,000. At the time of sending such notice, the Borrowers (in consultation with the Agent) shall specify the time period within which each Lender is requested to respond (which shall in no event be less than ten Business Days from the date of delivery of such notice to the Lenders).
(b)Lender Elections to Increase. Each Lender shall notify the Agent within such time period whether or not it agrees to increase its Commitment 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 Commitment.
(c)Notification by the Agent; Additional Lenders. The Agent shall notify the Borrowers 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 Agent, the L/C Issuer (which approvals shall not be unreasonably withheld), the Borrowers may also invite additional Eligible Assignees to become Lenders pursuant to a joinder agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent and its counsel.
(d)Effective Date and Allocations. If the Aggregate Commitments are increased in accordance with this Section, the Agent and the Borrowers shall determine the effective date (the “Increase Effective Date”) and the final allocation of such increase. The Agent shall promptly notify the Borrowers and the Lenders of the final allocation of such increase and the Increase Effective Date.
(e)Conditions to Effectiveness of Increase. As conditions precedent to such increase, (i) the Borrowers shall deliver to the Agent a certificate dated as of the Increase Effective Date (in sufficient copies for each Lender) signed by a Responsible Officer (A) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by the Borrowers and the Guarantors approving or consenting to such increase, and (B) certifying that, before and after giving effect to such increase, (1) the representations and warranties contained in Article V and the other Loan Documents are true and correct 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 as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.14, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.02 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01, and (2) no Default exists and (ii)(A) upon the reasonable request of any Lender made at least ten days prior to the effectiveness of such increase, each Borrower shall have provided to such Lender, and such Lender shall be reasonably satisfied with, the documentation and other information so requested in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money-laundering rules and regulations, including the Act, in each case at least five days prior to the effectiveness of such increase; and (B) at least five days prior to the effectiveness of such increase, any Borrower that qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the
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Beneficial Ownership Regulation shall deliver, to each Lender that so requests, a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to such Borrower. 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 reasonably satisfactory to the Agent, the Borrowers and the Lenders providing such term loan tranche to include such terms as are necessary and customary to implement such term loan commitments. The Borrowers shall prepay any Committed 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 Committed Loans ratable with any revised Applicable Percentages arising from any nonratable increase in the Commitments under this Section.
(f)Conflicting Provisions. This Section shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.13 or 10.01 to the contrary.
II.15Extension of Maturity Date.
(a)Request for Extension. The Borrowers may, by written notice to the Agent (who shall promptly notify the Lenders) not earlier than 90 days and not later than 30 days prior to the Initial Maturity Date, request that the Initial Maturity Date be extended to the First Extended Maturity Date. If the Initial Maturity Date is extended to the First Extended Maturity Date, then the Borrowers may, by written notice to the Agent (who shall promptly notify the Lenders) not earlier than 90 days and not later than 30 days prior to the First Extended Maturity Date, request that the First Extended Maturity Date be extended to the Second Extended Maturity Date.
(b)Conditions Precedent. As a condition precedent to the extension of the Initial Revolving Maturity Date to the First Extended Revolving Maturity Date and the extension of the First Extended Revolving Maturity Date to the Second Extended Revolving Maturity Date pursuant to this Section:
(i)the Borrowers shall deliver to the Agent a certificate of each Loan Party (in sufficient copies for each Revolving Credit Lender) signed by a Responsible Officer of such Loan Party (A) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such extension and (B) in the case of the Borrowers, certifying that, as of the date of the notice described in Section 2.15(a), as of the Maturity Date then in effect and after giving effect to such extension, (1) the representations and warranties contained in Article V and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (without duplication of any materiality standards set forth therein) on and as of the Maturity Date in effect, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.15, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.02 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01, and (2) no Default exists;
(ii)(A) upon the reasonable request of any Lender made at least ten days prior to the Maturity Date then in effect, each Borrower shall have provided to such Lender, and such Lender shall be reasonably satisfied with, the documentation and other information so requested in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money-laundering rules and regulations, including the Act, in each case at least five days
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prior to the Maturity Date then in effect; and (B) at least five days prior to the Maturity Date then in effect, any Borrower that qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation shall deliver, to each Lender that so requests, a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to such Borrower;
(iii)on the Maturity Date then in effect, the Borrowers shall pay to the Agent, for the pro rata account of each Lender in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages, an extension fee equal to 6.25 basis points (0.625%) of the Aggregate Commitments as of such date, which fee shall, when paid, be fully earned and non-refundable under any circumstances; and
(iv)on the date of the notice described in Section 2.15(a) and the date of such extension and after giving effect thereto, (A) the representations and warranties contained in Article V and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (without duplication of any materiality standards set forth therein) on and as of the Maturity Date in effect, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.15, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.02 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.
(c)Conflicting Provisions. This Section shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.13 or 10.01 to the contrary.
II.16Cash Collateral.
(a)Certain Credit Support Events. If (i) the L/C Issuer has honored any full or partial drawing request under any Letter of Credit and such drawing has resulted in an L/C Borrowing, (ii) as of the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, any L/C Obligation for any reason remains outstanding, (iii) the Borrowers shall be required to provide Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 8.02(c), or (iv) there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, then the Borrowers shall immediately (in the case of clause (iii) above) or within one Business Day (in all other cases) following any request by the Agent or the L/C Issuer, provide Cash Collateral in an amount not less than the applicable Minimum Collateral Amount (determined in the case of Cash Collateral provided pursuant to clause (iv) above, after giving effect to Section 2.17(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender). For purposes of clarification, if Fronting Exposure remains after giving effect to Section 2.17(a)(iv), the Agent shall first request that the Defaulting Lender deliver to the Agent Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to cover the remaining Fronting Exposure and, second, to the extent Fronting Exposure remains after giving effect to Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender, the Agent shall request that the Borrowers deliver to the Agent Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to cover the remaining Fronting Exposure. Such Cash Collateralization may be effected by means of a Borrowing of Committed Loans or a funding of participation interests (assuming for such purposes that the Letters of Credit that will survive the Maturity Date had been fully drawn on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date).
(b)Grant of Security Interest. All Cash Collateral (other than credit support not constituting funds subject to deposit) shall be maintained in blocked, non-interest bearing deposit
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accounts at Bank of America. Each Borrower, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender, hereby grants to (and subjects to the control of) the Agent, for the benefit of the Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Lenders, and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein, and all other property so provided as collateral pursuant hereto, and in all proceeds of the foregoing, all as security for the obligations to which such Cash Collateral may be applied pursuant to Section 2.16(c). If at any time the Agent determines that Cash Collateral is subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Agent or the L/C Issuer as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the Minimum Collateral Amount, the relevant Defaulting Lender and, to the extent Fronting Exposure remains thereafter, the Borrowers will promptly upon demand by the Agent, pay or provide to the Agent additional Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency. The relevant Defaulting Lender or, to the extent not paid by the relevant Defaulting Lender, the Borrowers shall pay on demand therefor from time to time all customary account opening, activity and other administrative fees and charges in connection with the maintenance and disbursement of Cash Collateral.
(c)Application. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under any of this Section 2.15 or Sections 2.03, 2.04, 2.05, 2.17 or 8.02 in respect of Letters of Credit shall be held and applied to the satisfaction of the specific L/C Obligations, obligations to fund participations therein (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) and other obligations for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may otherwise be provided for herein.
(d)Release. Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce Fronting Exposure or other obligations shall be released promptly following (i) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure or other obligations giving rise thereto (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender (or, as appropriate, its assignee following compliance with Section 10.06(b)(vi))) or (ii) the Agent’s and the L/C Issuer’s good faith determination that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided, however, (x) that Cash Collateral furnished by or on behalf of any Borrower shall not be released during the continuance of a Default (and following application as provided in this Section 2.15 may be otherwise applied in accordance with Section 8.03), and (y) the Person providing Cash Collateral and the L/C Issuer, as applicable, may agree that Cash Collateral shall not be released but instead held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations. Between a Defaulting Lender and a Borrower as to any particular Cash Collateral, the Cash Collateral furnished by such Borrower shall be released prior to any Cash Collateral furnished by the Defaulting Lender.
II.17Defaulting 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 law:
(i)Waivers and Amendments. Such Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definition of “Required Lenders” and in Section 10.01.
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(ii)Defaulting Lender Waterfall. Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article VIII or otherwise) or received by the Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 10.08 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the L/C Issuer hereunder; third, to Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 2.15; fourth, as the Borrowers 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 Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Agent and the Borrowers, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to (x) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement and (y) Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuer’s future Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 2.15; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the L/C Issuer as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, the L/C Issuer against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrowers as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or L/C Borrowings in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued 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, and L/C Obligations owed to, all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or L/C Obligations owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in L/C Obligations are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments hereunder without giving effect to Section 2.17(a)(iv). Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.17(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.
(iii)Certain Fees.
(A)Each Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive fees payable under Section 2.09(a) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to extent allocable to the sum of (1) the outstanding principal amount of the Committed Loans funded by it, and (2) its Applicable Percentage of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.16.
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(B)Each Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive Letter of Credit Fees for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its Applicable Percentage of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.16.
(C)With respect to any Letter of Credit Fee not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (B) above, the Borrowers shall (x) pay to each Non-Defaulting Lender that portion of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations that has been reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (iv) below, (y) pay to the L/C Issuer the amount of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to such L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender, and (z) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such fee.
(iv)Reallocation of Applicable Percentages to Reduce Fronting Exposure. All or any part of such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) but only to the extent that (x) the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless the Borrowers shall have otherwise notified the Agent at such time, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time), and (y) such reallocation does not cause any Non-Defaulting Lender’s share of the Total Outstandings to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Commitment. Subject to Section 10.19, no reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a Non-Defaulting Lender as a result of such Non-Defaulting Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation.
(v)Cash Collateral. If the reallocation described in clause (a)(iv) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrowers shall, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under applicable Law, Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuers’ Fronting Exposure in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.16.
(b)Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrowers, the Agent, and the L/C Issuer agree in writing that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, the Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any Cash Collateral), that Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par that portion of outstanding Committed Loans of the other Lenders or take such other actions as the Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Committed Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit to be held on a pro rata basis by the Lenders in accordance with their Applicable Percentages (without giving effect to Section 2.17(a)(iv)), whereupon that 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 any 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
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hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.
(c)Notification of Defaulting Lender. Upon becoming aware that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Agent shall reasonably promptly notify the Borrowers that such Lender is a Defaulting Lender.
II.18Joint and Several Obligations. Except as specifically provided herein, the Obligations of the Borrowers shall be joint and several in nature regardless of which such Person actually receives Credit Extensions hereunder or the amount of such Credit Extensions received or the manner in which the Lender accounts for such Credit Extensions on its books and records. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Borrower (other than the Company) hereby irrevocably appoints the Company to act as its agent for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and agrees that (a) the Company may execute such documents on behalf of such Borrower (in its capacity as a Borrower) as the Company deems appropriate in its sole discretion, (b) any notice or communication delivered by the Agent or the Lender to the Company shall be deemed delivered to such Borrower and (c) the Agent or the Lenders may accept, and be permitted to rely on, any document, instrument or agreement executed by the Company on behalf of such Borrower. The provisions of Section 11.02 and 11.04 are incorporated herein by reference and shall apply to the obligations of the Borrowers under this Section 2.18 mutatis mutandis.
III.TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY.
III.01Taxes.
(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 laws. If any applicable laws (as determined in the good faith discretion of the applicable Withholding Agent) require the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a Withholding Agent, then the applicable Withholding Agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding, upon the basis of the information and documentation to be delivered pursuant to subsection (e) below.
(ii)If any Withholding 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 Agent shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by the Withholding Agent to be required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) the 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 for Indemnified Taxes been made.
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(iii)If any Withholding Agent shall be required by any applicable laws other than the Code to withhold or deduct any Taxes from any payment, then (A) the Withholding Agent, as required by such 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 Withholding Agent, to the extent required by such 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 for Indemnified Taxes been made.
(b)Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrowers. Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) above, the Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes
(c)Tax Indemnification.
(i)Each of the Loan Parties shall, and does hereby, jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section 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 (except for any such penalties, interest and reasonable expenses to the extent attributable to the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Recipient), 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 Company by a Lender or the L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Agent), or by the Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or the L/C Issuer, shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each of the Loan Parties shall, and does hereby, jointly and severally indemnify the Agent, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, for any amount which a Lender or the L/C Issuer for any reason fails to pay indefeasibly to the Agent as required pursuant to Section 3.01(c)(ii) below.
(ii)Each Lender and the L/C Issuer shall, and does hereby, severally indemnify, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after written demand therefor, (x) the Agent against any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender or the L/C Issuer (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified the Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so), (y) the Agent and the Loan Parties, 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 Agent and the Loan Parties, as applicable, against any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Agent or a Loan Party in connection
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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 Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender and the L/C Issuer hereby authorizes the Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due to the Agent under this clause (ii).
(d)Evidence of Payments. Upon request by a Borrower or the Agent, as the case may be, after any payment of Taxes by any Borrower or by the Agent to a Governmental Authority as provided in this Section 3.01, the applicable Borrower shall deliver to the Agent or the Agent shall deliver to the applicable 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 laws to report such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Borrower or the 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 Borrowers and the Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the 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 Borrowers or the Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Agent as will enable the Borrowers or the Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. 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), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
(ii)Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that a Borrower is a U.S. Person,
(A)any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to such Borrower and the 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 such Borrower or the Agent), executed copies 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 such Borrower and the Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon
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the reasonable request of such Borrower or the 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 copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E 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 establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;
(2)executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI;
(3)in the case of a 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 D-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 such Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E; or
(4)to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit D-2 or Exhibit D-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 D-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 such Borrower and the Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of such Borrower or the Agent), executed copies of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit such Borrower or the Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and
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(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 such Borrower and the Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by such Borrower or the 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 such Borrower or the Agent as may be necessary for such Borrower and the Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the Closing Date.
(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 such Borrower and the Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(iv)For the purposes of this Section 3.01(e), the term Lender includes any L/C Issuer.
(f)Treatment of Certain Refunds. Unless required by applicable laws, at no time shall the Agent have any obligation to file for or otherwise pursue on behalf of a Lender or the L/C Issuer, or have any obligation to pay to any Lender or the L/C Issuer, any refund of Taxes withheld or deducted from funds paid for the account of such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be. If any Recipient determines in good faith that it has received a refund of any Taxes (including any application thereof to another amount owed to the refunding Governmental Authority) as to which it has been indemnified by any Loan Party or with respect to which any Loan Party has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 3.01, it shall pay to the Loan Party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by a Loan Party 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 Loan Party, upon the request of the Recipient, agrees to repay the amount paid over to the Loan Party (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 Loan Party 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 any Loan Party or any other Person.
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(g)Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.01 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender or the L/C Issuer, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.
III.02Illegality. If any Lender determines that any law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Committed Loans whose interest is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate or the LIBOR Daily 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 Company through the Agent, (a) any obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurodollar Rate Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to Eurodollar Rate Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans shall be suspended and (b) 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 Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Agent and the Company that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, (x) the Borrowers shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all Eurodollar Rate Loans and LIBOR Daily 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 Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate), either (i) if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans to such day, on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, or (ii) if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans to the last day of the Interest Period therefor, on the last day that such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans and (y) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate or LIBOR Daily Rate, the 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 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 or the LIBOR Daily Rate. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrowers shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted.
III.03Inability to Determine Rates.
(a)If in connection with any request for a Eurodollar Rate Loan or LIBOR Daily Rate Loan or a conversion to or continuation thereof, (i) the Agent determines that (A) 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 (B)(x) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurodollar Rate or LIBOR Daily Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan or LIBOR Daily Rate Loan, respectively, or in connection with an existing or proposed Base Rate Loan and (y) the circumstances described in Section 3.03(c) do not apply (in each case with respect to clause (i), “Impacted Loans”), or (ii) the Agent or the Required Lenders determine that for any reason Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan or the LIBOR Daily Rate with respect to a proposed LIBOR Daily Rate Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Loan, the Agent will
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promptly so notify the Company and each Lender. Thereafter, (x) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Eurodollar Rate Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans shall be suspended (to the extent of the affected Eurodollar Rate Loans, LIBOR Daily 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 Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrowers 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 LIBOR Daily Rate Loans 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.
(b)Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Agent has made the determination described in clause (a)(i) of this Section, the Agent in consultation with the Borrowers and the Required 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 (i) the Agent revokes the notice delivered with respect to the Impacted Loans under clause (a)(i) of this Section, (ii) the Agent or the Required Lenders notify the Agent and the Company that such alternative interest rate does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to the Lenders of funding the Impacted Loans, or (iii) 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 Agent and the Company written notice thereof. The Agent will promptly (in one or more notices) notify the Borrowers and each Lender of the establishment of an alternative interest rate pursuant to this clause (b).
(c)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document:
(i)On March 5, 2021 the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), the regulatory supervisor of LIBOR’s administrator (“IBA”), announced in a public statement the future cessation or loss of representativeness of overnight/Spot Next, 1-week, 1-month, 2-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12- month Dollar LIBOR tenor settings. On the earliest of (A) the date that all Available Tenors of Dollar LIBOR have permanently or indefinitely ceased to be provided by IBA or have been announced by the FCA pursuant to public statement or publication of information to be no longer representative, (B) June 30, 2023 and (C) the Early Opt-in Effective Date in respect of a SOFR Early Opt-in, if the then-current Benchmark is LIBOR, the Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any setting of such Benchmark on such day and all subsequent settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document. If the Benchmark Replacement is Daily Simple SOFR, all interest payments will be payable on a quarterly basis.
(ii)(x) Upon (A) the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or (B) a determination by the Agent that neither of the alternatives under clause (a) of the definition of Benchmark Replacement are available, the Benchmark Replacement will replace the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan
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Document in respect of any Benchmark setting at or after 5:00 p.m. on the fifth Business Day after the date notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document so long as the Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such Benchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders (and any such objection shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error); provided that solely in the event that the then-current Benchmark at the time of such Benchmark Transition Event is not a SOFR-based rate, the Benchmark Replacement therefor shall be determined in accordance with clause (a) of the definition of Benchmark Replacement unless the Agent determines that neither of such alternative rates is available.
(y) On the Early Opt-in Effective Date in respect of an Other Rate Early Opt-in, the Benchmark Replacement will replace LIBOR for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any setting of such Benchmark on such day and all subsequent settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
(iii)At any time that the administrator of the then-current Benchmark has permanently or indefinitely ceased to provide such Benchmark or such Benchmark has been announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark pursuant to public statement or publication of information to be no longer representative of the underlying market and economic reality that such Benchmark is intended to measure and that representativeness will not be restored, the Borrowers may revoke any request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Loans to be made, converted or continued that would bear interest by reference to such Benchmark until the Borrowers’ receipt of notice from the Agent that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced such Benchmark, and, failing that, the Borrowers will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans. During the period referenced in the foregoing sentence, the component of Base Rate based upon the Benchmark will not be used in any determination of Base Rate.
(iv)In connection with the implementation and administration of a Benchmark Replacement, the Agent will have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement.
(v)The Agent will promptly notify the Borrowers and the Lenders of (A) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement and (B) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Agent pursuant to this Section 3.03(c), including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its sole discretion and without consent from any other party hereto, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 3.03(c).
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(vi)At any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (A) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including Term SOFR or LIBOR), then the Agent may remove any tenor of such Benchmark that is unavailable or non-representative for Benchmark (including Benchmark Replacement) settings and (B) the Agent may reinstate any such previously removed tenor for Benchmark (including Benchmark Replacement) settings.
III.04Increased Costs.
(a)Increased Costs Generally. If any Change in Law shall:
(i)impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement contemplated by Section 3.04(e)) or the L/C Issuer;
(ii)subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and 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 L/C Issuer or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or Eurodollar Rate Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;
and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender of making or maintaining any Committed 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 increase the cost to such Lender or the L/C Issuer of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender or the L/C Issuer hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon request of such Lender or the L/C Issuer, the Borrowers will pay to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.
(b)Capital Requirements. If any Lender or the L/C Issuer determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or the L/C Issuer or any Lending Office of such Lender or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’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 or the L/C Issuer’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by the L/C Issuer, to a level below that which such Lender or the L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy), then from time to time the
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Borrowers will pay to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
(c)Certificates for Reimbursement. A certificate of a Lender or the L/C Issuer setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this Section and delivered to the Company shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrowers shall pay such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 Business Days after receipt thereof.
(d)Delay in Requests. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or the L/C Issuer to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s right to demand such compensation, provided that the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender or the L/C Issuer pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than three months prior to the date that such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, notifies the Company of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’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 three-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).
(e)Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans or LIBOR Daily Rate Loans. The Borrowers 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 and each LIBOR Daily 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 Company shall have received at least 10 Business Days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Agent) of such additional interest from such Lender. If a Lender fails to give notice Business Days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest shall be due and payable 10 Business Days from receipt of such notice.
III.05Compensation for Losses. Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Agent) from time to time, the Borrowers 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 Eurodollar Rate Loan or LIBOR Daily 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 a Borrower (for a reason other than the failure of such Lender to make a Loan) to prepay, borrow or continue a Eurodollar Rate Loan or to convert any Base Rate Loan to a Eurodollar Rate Loan on the date or in the amount notified by a 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 a Borrower pursuant to Section 10.13;
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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 (but excluding any loss of anticipated profits). The Borrowers shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.
For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrowers to the Lenders under this Section 3.05, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each Eurodollar Rate Loan or LIBOR Daily Rate Loan made by it at the Eurodollar Rate or LIBOR Daily Rate, respectively, 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 or LIBOR Daily Rate Loan was in fact so funded.
III.06Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.
(a)Designation of a Different Lending Office. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or requires the Borrowers to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender, the L/C Issuer, or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender or the L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 3.01, or if any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then at the request of the Borrowers such Lender or the L/C Issuer 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 reasonable judgment of such Lender or the L/C Issuer, 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 or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, (as compared to actions taken by such Lender with respect to other similarly situated borrowers). The Borrowers hereby agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or the L/C Issuer in connection with any such designation or assignment.
(b)Replacement of Lenders. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or if any 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, or any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, 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 Borrowers may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 10.13.
III.07Survival. All of the Borrowers’ obligations under this Article III shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments, repayment of all other Obligations hereunder, and resignation of the Agent.
IV.CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO EFFECTIVENESS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS.
IV.01Conditions of Effectiveness. This Agreement shall become effective upon satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:
(a)The 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 applicable Loan Party, each dated the Closing Date (or, in the case of
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certificates of governmental officials, a recent date before the Closing Date) and each in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent and each of the Lenders:
(i)executed counterparts of this Agreement;
(ii)an executed counterpart of the Guaranty;
(iii)a Note executed by each Borrower in favor of each Lender requesting a Note;
(iv)such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates (including specimen signatures) and/or other certificates of the secretary or assistant secretary of each Loan Party as the Agent may require evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with the execution of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents;
(v)such documents and certifications as the Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each Loan Party is duly organized or formed, and that each Loan Party is validly existing and in good standing in its jurisdiction of organization;
(vi)a favorable opinion of legal counsel to the Loan Parties addressed to the Agent and each Lender, as to such customary matters concerning the Loan Parties and the Loan Documents as the Agent may reasonably request;
(vii)a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers certifying that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied, provided that for the purposes of this clause (vii), any references to Credit Extensions in such Sections shall be disregarded;
(viii)a duly completed Compliance Certificate as of the last day of the fiscal quarter of Holdings ended on June 30, 2021, signed by a Responsible Officer of Holdings; and
(ix)Remittance Instructions and Borrower’s Instruction Certificate.
(b)Any fees required to be paid under the Fee Letters to the Agent, the Arrangers or the Lenders on or before the Closing Date shall have been paid.
(c)Unless waived by the Agent, the Borrowers shall have paid all fees, reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses, charges and disbursements of Haynes and Boone, LLP, as counsel to the Agent (directly to such counsel if requested by the Agent) to the extent invoiced at least two business days prior to 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 Date (provided that such estimate shall not thereafter preclude a final settling of accounts between the Borrowers and the Agent).
(d)(i) Upon the reasonable request of any Lender made at least ten days prior to the Closing Date, each Borrower shall have provided to such Lender, and such Lender shall be
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reasonably satisfied with, the documentation and other information so requested in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money-laundering rules and regulations, including, the Act, in each case at least five days prior to the Closing Date; and (ii) at least five days prior to the Closing Date, any Loan Party that qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation shall deliver, to each Lender that so requests, a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to such Loan Party.
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 Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objection thereto.
IV.02Conditions to all Credit Extensions. The obligation of each Lender to honor any Request for Credit Extension (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Committed Loans to the other Type, or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans) is subject to the following conditions precedent:
(a)The representations and warranties of the Borrowers contained in Article V 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 (without duplication of any materiality standards set forth therein) on and as of the date of such Credit Extension, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct 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 5.02 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 Credit Extension or from the application of the proceeds thereof.
(c)the Agent and, if applicable, the L/C Issuer, shall have received a Request for Credit Extension in accordance with the requirements hereof.
Each Request for Credit Extension (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Committed Loans to the other Type or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans) submitted by a Borrower shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied on and as of the date of the applicable Credit Extension.
V.REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. Each Loan Party represents and warrants to the Agent and the Lenders that:
V.01Organization. Each Loan Party (other than any Series) is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the state of its organization. Each Series has been duly established by the Company. Each Significant Subsidiary (other than any series of a limited liability company) is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the state of its organization, except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Each Significant Subsidiary that is a series of a limited liability company has been duly established. Each Loan Party and each Significant Subsidiary (i) has the full power and authority to own its properties and to
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carry on its business as now being conducted, (ii) is duly qualified in every state where the nature of its business requires that it do so, and (iii) is in good standing under the laws of every jurisdiction outside the state of its organization in which it owns or leases property or conducts business and in each case of (ii) and (iii), in which the failure to so qualify would have a Material Adverse Effect. Each Loan Party and each Significant Subsidiary has complied in all material respects with (or is exempt from the application of) all material federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders that are, or in the absence of any exemption could be, applicable to the operations of its business, including public utility, bank holding company, state agricultural and Environmental and Safety Laws, in each case except to the extent that the failure to so comply could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Each Loan Party has full power, authority and right to execute and deliver, and to perform and observe, the provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party and to carry out the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. The execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents by each Loan Party have been authorized by all necessary corporate and other action, and, when duly executed and delivered, will be the legal, valid and binding obligations of such Loan Party, enforceable against it in accordance with their respective terms except as enforceability may be limited by applicable Debtor Relief Laws and by general principles of equity (whether considered in a proceeding at law or in equity). Each of the Borrowers and Holdings represents and warrants that Schedule 5.01 contains complete and correct lists, as of the Closing Date, of the Subsidiaries of Holdings, showing, as to each Subsidiary, the name thereof, the jurisdiction of its organization, and the percentage of equity outstanding owned by Holdings and each other Subsidiary.
V.02Financial Statements.
(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 Holdings and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein; and (iii) show all material indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of Holdings and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof, including liabilities for taxes, material commitments and Debt, to the extent required in accordance with GAAP.
(b)The unaudited consolidated balance sheet of Holdings and its Subsidiaries dated June 30, 2021, 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 Holdings and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP, subject to the absence of footnotes and to normal year-end audit adjustments .
(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.
V.03Actions Pending. There is no action, suit, investigation or proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of any Borrower, threatened in writing against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or any properties or rights of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, by or before any court, arbitrator or
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administrative or governmental body which could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
V.04Outstanding Debt. No Loan Party nor any Subsidiary has any Debt outstanding except as permitted by this Agreement.
V.05Title to Properties. Each Loan Party and each Significant Subsidiary has such title to its properties and assets as is necessary for the conduct of the business which such Loan Party or Significant Subsidiary presently undertakes or contemplates undertaking, except where failure to comply could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. There are no Liens on such properties and assets that (a) materially restrict any Loan Party’s or Significant Subsidiary’s intended use and enjoyment thereof in the ordinary course of business or (b) are not permitted by Section 7.02. There is no default under any lease to which any Loan Party or any such Significant Subsidiary is a lessee, lessor, sublessee or sublessor, except to the extent any of the foregoing defaults could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
V.06Taxes. Each Loan Party and each Significant Subsidiary has filed all Federal and state income and other material tax returns which are required to be filed by it. Each Loan Party and each such Subsidiary has paid all material taxes as shown on its returns and on all assessments received to the extent that such taxes have become due, except such assessments as are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings for which adequate reserves have been established in accordance with GAAP. The Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries do not have any unpaid tax obligations which collectively could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
V.07Conflicting Agreements and Other Matters. Neither the execution nor delivery of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, nor the making of Credit Extensions hereunder, nor fulfillment of nor compliance with the terms and provisions of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents will conflict with, or result in a breach of the terms, conditions or provisions of, or constitute a default under, or result in any violation of, or result in the creation of any Lien upon any of the properties or assets of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary pursuant to, their respective articles of incorporation, bylaws or similar organizational documents, any award of any arbitrator or any material agreement, material instrument, order, judgment, decree, and, after due investigation and to any Borrower’s best knowledge, any statute, law, rule or regulation to which any Loan Party or any Subsidiary is party to or subject, as applicable.
V.08ERISA.
(a)There has been no failure to make any minimum required contributions (as defined in Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code), whether or not waived, with respect to any Plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan). No liability to the PBGC has been or is expected by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate to be incurred with respect to any Plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) by any Borrower, any Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate which is or would be materially adverse to the business, condition (financial or otherwise) or operations of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries taken as a whole. Neither any Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or any ERISA Affiliate has incurred or presently expects to incur any withdrawal liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to any Multiemployer Plan which is or would be materially adverse to the Loan Parties and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole. The execution and delivery of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and the Credit Extensions hereunder will be exempt from, or will not involve any transaction which is subject to the prohibitions of, Section 406 of ERISA and will not involve any transaction in connection with which a penalty
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could be imposed under Section 502(i) of ERISA or a tax could be imposed pursuant to Section 4975 of the Code.
(b)Each Borrower is not and will not be (i) an employee benefit plan subject to Title I of ERISA, (ii) a plan or account subject to Section 4975 of the Code; (iii) an entity deemed to hold “plan assets”, within the meaning of Section 3(42) of ERISA, of any such plans or accounts for purposes of ERISA or the Code; or (iv) a “governmental plan” within the meaning of Section 3(32) of ERISA.
V.9Government Consent. Neither the nature of any Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor any of their respective businesses or properties, nor any relationship between any Loan Party or any Subsidiary and any other Person, nor any circumstance in connection with the Credit Extensions hereunder is such as to require any authorization, consent, approval, exemption or other action by, notice to or filing with any court, administrative or governmental body (other than routine filings after the date of closing with the SEC and/or state blue sky authorities) in connection with (a) the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents or (b) fulfillment of or compliance with the terms and provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
V.10Investment Company Status. No Loan Party is an “investment company” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, or an “investment adviser” within the meaning of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
V.11Real Property Matters. Except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect: (a) each Loan Party and each Significant Subsidiary has, or is in the process of procuring, for the real property which it owns or uses, such authorizations, consents, approvals, licenses and permissions (collectively, “Consents”) that such Loan Party or such Significant Subsidiary believes or has been advised by counsel to be now necessary for it to own, hold, develop, use or operate such real property in its current or intended manner, all in material compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and (b) no Loan Party nor any Significant Subsidiary has received any notice that any such Consent is necessary which has not been obtained, or is in the process of being obtained, other than applications for the same that have been or will be timely filed and are being or will be diligently pursued with the appropriate governmental authorities and agencies.
V.12Possession of Franchises, Licenses, Etc. Except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect: (a) Holdings and its Subsidiaries possess all franchises, certificates, licenses, development and other permits and other authorizations from governmental political subdivisions or regulatory authorities and all patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, licenses, easements, rights of way and other rights, free from burdensome restriction, that are necessary in the judgment of the Borrowers in any material respect for the ownership, maintenance and operation of their business, properties and assets, (b) no Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries is in violation of any such rights and (c) no event has occurred which permits, or after notice or lapse of time or both would permit, the revocation or termination of any such rights, or which adversely affects the rights of any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries thereunder.
V.13Environmental and Safety Matters. Each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries and all of their respective properties and facilities have complied at all times and in all respects with all Environmental and Safety Laws except where failure to comply could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
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V.14Hostile Tender Offers. None of the proceeds of the Credit Extensions will be used to finance any offer to purchase, or any purchase of, shares of capital stock of any corporation or Equity Interests in any other entity, or securities convertible into or representing the beneficial ownership of, or rights to acquire, any such shares or Equity Interests, if such shares, Equity Interests, securities or rights are of a class which is publicly traded on any securities exchange or in any over-the-counter market (other than purchases for portfolio investment purposes of such shares, Equity Interests, securities or rights which, together with any shares, Equity Interests, securities or rights then owned, represent less than 5% of the Equity Interests or beneficial ownership of such corporation or other entity) and such offer or purchase has not been duly approved by the board of directors of such corporation or the equivalent governing body of such other entity.
V.15Employee Relations. No Loan Party nor any Subsidiary is the subject of (a) any material strike, work slowdown or stoppage, union organizing drive or other similar activity or (b) any material action, suit, investigation or other proceeding involving alleged employment discrimination, unfair termination, employee safety or similar matters, that in either case would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect nor, to the best knowledge of any Borrower, is any such event imminent or likely to occur.
V.16OFAC. None of the Loan Parties, nor any of their Subsidiaries, nor, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, any director, officer, employee or agent thereof, is an individual or entity that is, or is owned 50% or more or controlled by any Person or Persons that are (a) currently the target of any Sanctions, (b) included on OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals, HMT’s Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets and the Investment Ban List, or any similar list enforced by any other relevant Sanctions authority or (c) located, organized or resident in a Designated Jurisdiction (such Persons referred to herein as “Sanctioned Persons”). The Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries have conducted their businesses in compliance in all material respects with all applicable Sanctions and have instituted and maintained policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance with such Sanctions.
V.17Disclosure.
(a)Neither this Agreement nor any other document, certificate or statement furnished to the Agent or any Lender by or on behalf of the Borrowers in connection herewith, when taken together with all other written information furnished, contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained herein and therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that with respect to projections and other pro forma financial information included in such information, each Borrower only represents that such information was based upon good faith estimates and assumptions believed by the preparer thereof to be reasonable at the time made, it being recognized by the Agent and the Lenders that such financial information as it relates to future events is not to be viewed as a fact and that actual results during the period or periods covered by such financial information may differ from the projected results set forth therein by a material amount.
(b)As of the date most recently delivered, the information included in the Beneficial Ownership Certification, if applicable, is true and correct in all respects.
V.18Anti-Corruption Laws. The Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries have conducted their businesses in compliance with the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery
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Act 2010, and other applicable anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions and have instituted and maintained policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance with such laws.
V.19No Affected Financial Institution. No Loan Party is an Affected Financial Institution.
V.20Covered Entities. No Loan Party is a Covered Entity.
VI.AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS. So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied (other than any contingent indemnification obligations for which no claim for payment has been made), or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding (unless Cash Collateral arrangements have been made with the L/C Issuers for any such outstanding Letters of Credit in accordance with this Agreement):
VI.01Financial Information. The Borrowers and Holdings shall deliver to the Agent and each Lender:
(a)as soon as practicable and in any event within 60 days after the end of each quarterly period (other than the last quarterly period) (commencing with the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2021) in each fiscal year (or if earlier, 10 Business Days after the date required to be filed with the SEC), or the date on which another creditor of any Loan Party first receives such information, consolidated statements of income and cash flows of Holdings and its Subsidiaries for the period from the beginning of the current fiscal year to the end of such quarterly period, and a consolidated balance sheet of Holdings and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such quarterly period, setting forth in each case in comparative form figures for the corresponding period in the preceding fiscal year, all in reasonable detail and certified by an authorized financial officer of the Loan Parties, subject only to changes resulting from year-end adjustments;
(b)as soon as practicable and in any event within the earlier to occur of 120 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Loan Parties (or if earlier, 10 Business Days after the date required to be filed with the SEC) or the date on which another creditor of the Loan Parties first receives such information, consolidated statements of income and cash flows of Holdings and its Subsidiaries for such year and a consolidated balance sheet of Holdings and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form corresponding figures from the preceding annual audit, all in reasonable detail and reasonably satisfactory in scope to the Required Lenders and certified by independent public accountants of recognized standing whose opinion shall be unqualified (other than solely as a result of the upcoming maturity of the Obligations within one year from the time such opinion is delivered) and otherwise satisfactory in scope and substance to the Required Lenders, provided that such opinion shall be deemed otherwise satisfactory if prepared in accordance with GAAP and generally accepted accounting standards;
(c)together with each delivery of financial statements required by clauses (a) and (b) above, a Compliance Certificate (i) setting forth the aggregate amount of Restricted Payments made during such fiscal period and computations showing the calculation of the covenants in Sections 7.01, 7.03(c), 7.04(d), and 7.04(e); (ii) listing the Unencumbered Investment Properties and each other asset included in the calculation of Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value and separately setting forth computations showing the calculation of the Unencumbered Income Producing Assets Value of each Unencumbered Investment Property and each other asset included therein; and (iii) stating that to the best of his or her knowledge, after
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due inquiry, there exists no Default as of the date of the Compliance Certificate, or if any such Default exists, specifying the nature and period of existence thereof and what action the Loan Parties propose to take with respect thereto;
(d)promptly upon transmission thereof, copies of all such financial, proxy and information statements, notices and other reports as are sent to Holdings’ stockholders generally and copies of all registration statements (with such exhibits as any holder reasonably requests) and all reports which are filed with the SEC;
(e)promptly upon receipt thereof, a copy of each other material report submitted to Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries by independent accountants in connection with any material annual, interim or special audit made by them of the books of Holdings or such Subsidiary pursuant to a request by Holdings’ board of directors;
(f)promptly after the furnishing thereof, copies of any certificate or report furnished to any other holder of the debt securities of any Loan Party pursuant to the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement or any other indenture, loan, credit or similar agreement or instrument and not otherwise required to be furnished to the Lenders pursuant to any other clause of this Section 6.01;