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SECOND AMENDMENT TO FIRST AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
THIS SECOND AMENDMENT TO FIRST AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (this "Amendment") is dated as of March 10, 2021 (the "Amendment Effective Date") by and among CSW INDUSTRIALS HOLDINGS, INC., a Delaware corporation, and WHITMORE MANUFACTURING, LLC (formerly known as The Whitmore Manufacturing Company), a Delaware limited liability company, as the Borrowers, the other Loan Parties party hereto, the Lenders party hereto and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., individually and in its capacity as the Administrative Agent, Swingline Lender and Issuing Bank.
RECITALS:
WHEREAS, the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the other Loan Parties party thereto and the lenders listed on the signature pages thereto entered into that certain First Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of September 15, 2017 (as amended by the First Amendment (Incremental Amendment) to First Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2020 and as otherwise amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified prior to the Amendment Effective Date, the "Agreement").
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows effective as of the Amendment Effective Date unless otherwise indicated:
ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS
Section 1.1    Defined Terms; References. Unless otherwise stated in this Amendment (a) terms defined in the Agreement (after giving effect to this Amendment) have the same meanings when used in this Amendment, and (b) references to "Sections," "Schedules" and "Exhibits" are to sections, schedules and exhibits to the Agreement.
ARTICLE II
AMENDMENTS
Section 2.1    Agreement. The Agreement is hereby amended in its entirety to read as set forth in the attached Annex I. The Schedules and Exhibits to the Agreement remain unmodified except to the extent amended, modified or added below.
Section 2.2    Schedule 1.01. The Agreement is hereby amended to add a new Schedule 1.01 to read in its entirety as set forth in the attached Schedule 1.01.

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ARTICLE III
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

Section 3.1    Conditions Precedent. The effectiveness of this Amendment is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:
(a)    the Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received, in each case on terms and conditions, and subject to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent from each party hereto either (i) a counterpart of this Amendment signed on behalf of such party or (ii) written evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include fax or other electronic transmission of a signed signature page of this Amendment) that such party has signed a counterpart of this Amendment;
(b)    no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on the Amendment Effective Date;
(c)    the representations and warranties of the Loan Parties set forth in Section 4.2 of this Amendment and Article III of the Agreement shall be true and correct in all material respects with the same effect as though made on the Amendment Effective Date (it being understood and agreed that any representation or warranty which by its terms is made as of a specified date shall be required to be true and correct in all material respects only as of such specified date, and that any representation or warranty which is subject to any materiality qualifier shall be required to be true and correct in all respects); and
(d)    the Lenders and the Administrative Agent shall have received all fees and expenses in accordance with the terms of Section 10.03 of the Agreement for which invoices have been presented (including the reasonable fees and expenses of legal counsel), two (2) Business Days before the Amendment Effective Date.
Each Loan Document executed pursuant to this Section 3.1 is an "Amendment Loan Document".
ARTICLE IV
MISCELLANEOUS
Section 4.1    Ratifications. Except as expressly modified and superseded by this Amendment, the terms and provisions of the Agreement and the other Loan Documents are ratified and confirmed and shall continue in full force and effect. The Borrowers, each other Loan Party, the Administrative Agent, and the Lenders party hereto agree that the Agreement and the other Loan Documents, after giving effect to this Amendment, shall continue to be legal, valid, binding and enforceable in accordance with their respective terms. Each of the Borrowers and each other Loan Party agrees that the obligations, indebtedness and liabilities of the Borrowers and each other Loan Party arising under the Agreement (as amended by this Amendment) and any promissory notes executed and delivered pursuant thereto are "Secured Obligations" as defined in the Agreement. For all matters arising prior to the Amendment Effective Date (including, without limitation, the accrual and payment of interest and fees and compliance with the financial covenants), the terms of the Agreement (as unmodified by this Amendment) shall control and are hereby ratified and confirmed.
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Section 4.2    Representations and Warranties. The Borrowers and each other Loan Party hereby represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders as follows: (a) both immediately before and immediately after giving effect to this Amendment, no Default has occurred and is continuing; (b) both immediately before and immediately after giving effect to this Amendment, the representations and warranties set forth in this Section 4.2 and Article III of the Agreement are true and correct in all material respects with the same effect as though made on the Amendment Effective Date (it being understood and agreed that any representation or warranty which by its terms is made as of a specified date shall be required to be true and correct in all material respects only as of such specified date, and that any representation or warranty which is subject to any materiality qualifier shall be required to be true and correct in all respects); (c) the execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate and, if required, Equity Interest holder action and (i) do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority, except such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect and except filings necessary to perfect Liens created under the Loan Documents, (ii) will not materially violate any material applicable law or regulation or the charter, partnership agreement, limited liability company agreement, operating agreement, by-laws or other organizational documents of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or any material order of any Governmental Authority, (iii) will not materially violate or result in a material default under any indenture, material agreement or other material instrument binding upon any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or the assets of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any material payment to be made by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, and (iv) will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, except Liens created under the Loan Documents; and (d) this Amendment and each other Amendment Loan Document have been duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party party hereto and thereto and constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors' rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law; and (e) the articles of incorporation, bylaws, partnership agreement, certificate of limited partnership, membership agreement, articles of organization or other applicable governing document of the Borrowers and each other Loan Party last delivered to the Administrative Agent have not been modified or rescinded and remain in full force and effect.
Section 4.3    Survival of Covenants, Agreements, Representations and Warranties. All covenants, agreements, representations and warranties made by the Loan Parties in this Amendment, the Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be considered to have been relied upon by the other parties hereto and shall survive the execution and delivery of this Amendment and the other Amendment Loan Documents and the making of any Loans and the issuance of any Letters of Credit, regardless of any investigation made by any such other party or on its behalf and notwithstanding that the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender may have had notice or knowledge of any Default or incorrect representation or warranty at the time any credit is extended under the Agreement, and shall continue in full force and effect as long as the principal of or any accrued interest on any Loan or any fee or any other amount payable under the Agreement is outstanding and unpaid or any Letter of Credit is outstanding and so long as the Commitments have not expired or terminated. The provisions of Sections 2.14, 2.15, 2.16 and 10.03 and Article IX of the Agreement shall survive and remain in full force and effect regardless of the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, or by the Agreement, the repayment of the Loans, the expiration or termination of the Letters of Credit and the
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Commitments or the termination of this Amendment, the Agreement or any other Loan Document or any provision hereof or thereof.
Section 4.4    Reference to the Credit Agreement.

(a)    On and after the Amendment Effective Date, (i) each reference in the Agreement to "this Agreement", "hereunder", or words of like import, and (ii) each reference in the other Loan Documents to the "Credit Agreement", "thereunder", or words of like import, in each case, referring to the Agreement shall mean and be a reference to the Agreement, as amended by this Amendment.
(b)    Except as expressly set forth herein, this Amendment shall not by implication or otherwise, limit, impair, constitute a waiver of, or otherwise affect the rights or remedies of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders under the Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, and shall not alter, modify, amend, or in any way affect the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants, or agreements contained in the Agreement or the other Loan Documents, all of which are hereby ratified and affirmed in all respects and shall continue in full force and effect.
Section 4.5    Expenses. As provided in the Agreement, the Loan Parties, jointly and severally, shall pay all fees and expenses in accordance with the terms of Section 10.03 of the Agreement.
Section 4.6    Severability. Any provision of this Amendment or any other Loan Document held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability without affecting the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions thereof; and the invalidity of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate such provision in any other jurisdiction.
Section 4.7    Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto on different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by telecopy, emailed pdf. or any other electronic means that reproduces an image of the actual executed signature page shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment. The words "execution," "signed," "signature," "delivery," and words of like import in or relating to any document to be signed in connection with this Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby shall be deemed to include Electronic Signatures, deliveries or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature, physical delivery thereof or the use of a paper based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.
Section 4.8    Successors and Assigns. The provisions of this Amendment shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby (including any Affiliate of the Issuing Bank that issues any Letter of Credit), except that (a) no Borrower may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or
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obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of each Lender (and any attempted assignment or transfer by a Borrower without such consent shall be null and void) and (b) no Lender may assign or otherwise transfer its rights or obligations hereunder except in accordance with Section 10.04 of the Agreement.
Section 4.9    Choice of Law. This Amendment and the other Amendment Loan Documents (other than those containing a contrary express choice of law provision) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws (and not the law of conflicts) of the State of New York, but giving effect to federal laws applicable to national banks.
Section 4.10    Release of Liens. The Lenders and the Issuing Bank hereby irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent, at its option and in its sole discretion, to release any Liens granted to the Administrative Agent by the Loan Parties on any Collateral constituting property being sold or disposed of by the Whitmore Borrower to the JV Subsidiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of the JV Purchase Agreement, as such agreement is in effect on the Amendment Effective Date. For the avoidance of doubt, by the execution and delivery of this Agreement and in reliance on Section 10.02(c)(ii) of the Agreement (after giving effect to the amendments contemplated hereby), the Administrative Agent hereby releases the Liens granted to the Administrative Agent by the Whitmore Borrower on any Collateral transferred by the Whitmore Borrower to the JV Subsidiary in accordance with the terms of the Agreement (after giving effect to the amendments contemplated hereby) without reliance on any certificate. Any such release shall not in any manner discharge, affect, or impair any Liens (other than those expressly being released) upon all interests retained by the Loan Parties, all of which shall continue to constitute part of the Collateral. At the sole expense of the Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent hereby consents to execute and deliver such releases, terminations or other documents as may be necessary or appropriate to evidence the foregoing releases. Any execution and delivery by the Administrative Agent of such releases, terminations or other documents in connection with any such release shall be without recourse to or warranty by the Administrative Agent.
Section 4.11    ENTIRE AGREEMENT. THIS AMENDMENT AND ALL OTHER INSTRUMENTS, DOCUMENTS AND AGREEMENTS EXECUTED AND DELIVERED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AMENDMENT REPRESENT THE FINAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND MAY NOT BE CONTRADICTED BY EVIDENCE OF PRIOR, CONTEMPORANEOUS, OR SUBSEQUENT ORAL AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES. THERE ARE NO UNWRITTEN ORAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE PARTIES.
Section 4.12    Loan Document. This Amendment is a Loan Document and is subject to the terms of the Agreement.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Amendment as of the date set forth above.
LOAN PARTIES:

CSW INDUSTRIALS HOLDINGS, INC.


By: /s/ Luke Alverson            
Name: Luke Alverson
Title: Vice President and Secretary


CSW INDUSTRIALS, INC.


By: /s/ Luke Alverson         
Name: Luke Alverson
Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

CAPSTAR HOLDINGS CORPORATION
WHITMORE MANUFACTURING, LLC
WHITMORE'S FIELD SERVICES, LLC
SMOKE GUARD CALIFORNIA, INC.
SMOKE GUARD, INC.
SAC HOLDINGS, LLC
BALCO, INC.
RECTORSEAL, LLC
GRECO RAILINGS HOLDINGS, LLC
GRECO ALUMINUM RAILINGS (U.S.A.) INC.
RS ACQUISITION SUB, LLC
T.A. INDUSTRIES, INC.

By: /s/ Luke Alverson     
Name: Luke Alverson
Title: Vice President and Secretary of each entity listed
above

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ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND LENDER:

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., individually,
and as Administrative Agent, Swingline Lender and Issuing Bank


By:
/s/ RW Atkinson                
Name:    RW Atkinson
Title: Authorized Officer

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LENDER:

TRUIST Bank (formerly known as BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, and successor by merger to SUNTRUST BANK, as a Lender


By:
/s/ Alexander Harrison                
Name:    Alexander Harrison
Title: Vice President


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LENDER:

[Comerica Bank]


By:
/s/ Basit Ikram                
Name:    Basit Ikram
Title: Vice President
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LENDER:

ZIONS BANCORPORATION DBA AMEGY BANK


By:
/s/ Kathy Magee                
Name:    Kathy Magee
Title: Senior Vice President

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LENDER:

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.


By:
/s/ Jason Ford                
Name:    Jason Ford
Title: Senior Vice President
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LENDER:

Frost Bank


By:
/s/ Douglas Nelson            
Name:    Douglas Nelson
Title: Vice President

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Annex I
Credit Agreement
(Cover Page)

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Annex I to Second Amendment

CHASE

$300,000,000


FIRST AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
dated as of

September 15, 2017,
As amended by the First Amendment (Incremental Amendment) to First Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2020 and Second Amendment to First Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of March 10, 2021

among
CSW INDUSTRIALS HOLDINGS, INC.
and
WHITMORE MANUFACTURING, LLC
(formerly known as The Whitmore Manufacturing Company),
as Borrowers

THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
as Administrative Agent

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
and
SUNTRUST ROBINSON HUMPHREY, INC.
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners

SUNTRUST BANK
as Syndication Agent

COMERICA BANK
AMEGY BANK, N.A.
as Co-Documentation Agents

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
ARTICLE I Definitions1
Section 1.01. Defined Terms1
Section 1.02. Classification of Loans and Borrowings
36
Section 1.03. Terms Generally
36
Section 1.04. Accounting Terms; GAAP
36
Section 1.05. Pro Forma Adjustments for Acquisitions and Dispositions
37
Section 1.06. Status of Obligations
37
ARTICLE II The Credits
37
Section 2.01. Commitments
37
Section 2.02. Loans and Borrowings
38
Section 2.03. Requests for Borrowings
38
Section 2.04. Swingline Loans
39
Section 2.05. Letters of Credit
40
Section 2.06. Funding of Borrowings
46
Section 2.07. Interest Elections
46
Section 2.08. Termination and Reduction of Commitments; Increase in Revolving Commitments
48
Section 2.09. Repayment and Amortization of Loans; Evidence of Debt
50
Section 2.10. Prepayment of Loans
50
Section 2.11. Fees
52
Section 2.12. Interest
53
Section 2.13. Market Disruption and Alternate Rate of Interest; Illegality
54
Section 2.14. Increased Costs
55
Section 2.15. Break Funding Payments
57
Section 2.16. Taxes
57
Section 2.17. Payments Generally; Allocation of Proceeds; Sharing of Set-offs
61
Section 2.18. Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders
64
Section 2.19. Defaulting Lenders
64
Section 2.20. Returned Payments
66
Section 2.21. Extension Offers
66
Section 2.22. Determination of Dollar Amounts
68
Section 2.23. Judgment Currency
68
ARTICLE III Representations and Warranties
69
Section 3.01. Organization; Powers
69
Section 3.02. Authorization; Enforceability
69
Section 3.03. Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts
69
Section 3.04. Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change
69
Section 3.05. Properties, Etc
70
Section 3.06. Litigation and Environmental Matters
70
Section 3.07. Compliance with Laws and Agreements; No Default
71
Section 3.08. Investment Company Status
71
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Section 3.09. Taxes
71
Section 3.10. Employee Benefit Plans; ERISA
71
Section 3.11. ESOP Matters
72
Section 3.12. Disclosure
72
Section 3.13. Subsidiaries
72
Section 3.14. Insurance
73
Section 3.15. Labor Matters
73
Section 3.16. Margin Securities
73
Section 3.17. Security Interest in Collateral
73
Section 3.18. Solvency
74
Section 3.19. Common Enterprise
74
Section 3.20. Use of Proceeds
74
Section 3.21. Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions
74
Section 3.22. No Burdensome Restrictions
74
Section 3.23. Material Agreements
75
Section 3.24. Existing Predecessor UCCs
75
Section 3.25. EEA Financial Institutions
75
ARTICLE IV Conditions
75
Section 4.01. Effective Date
75
Section 4.02. Each Credit Event
78
ARTICLE V Affirmative Covenants
79
Section 5.01. Financial Statements and Other Information
79
Section 5.02. Notices of Material Events
80
Section 5.03. Existence; Conduct of Business
81
Section 5.04. Payment of Obligations
81
Section 5.05. Maintenance and Use of Properties; Notices
81
Section 5.06. Insurance
82
Section 5.07. Insurance, Condemnation and Casualty Losses
84
Section 5.08. Books and Records; Inspection Rights
84
Section 5.09. Compliance with Laws and Material Contractual Obligations
84
Section 5.10. Use of Proceeds
84
Section 5.11. Casualty and Condemnation
85
Section 5.12. Additional Collateral; Further Assurances
85
Section 5.13. Depository Banks
86
Section 5.14. Accuracy of Information
87
Section 5.15. Employee Benefit Plans
87
Section 5.16. Maintenance of ESOP
88
ARTICLE VI Negative Covenants
88
Section 6.01. Indebtedness
88
Section 6.02. Liens
90
Section 6.03. Fundamental Changes
91
Section 6.04. Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions
91
Section 6.05. Asset Sales
95
Section 6.06. Sale and Leaseback Transactions
97
Section 6.07. Swap Agreements
97
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Section 6.08. Restricted Payments; Certain Payments of Indebtedness; Cash Payments Made in Respect of Plans
97
Section 6.09. Transactions with Affiliates
98
Section 6.10. Restrictive Agreements
99
Section 6.11. Amendment of Material Documents; Subordinated Indebtedness
99
Section 6.12. Change in Fiscal Year
100
Section 6.13. Governmental Regulations
100
Section 6.14. Use of Proceeds
100
ARTICLE VII Financial Covenants
100
Section 7.01. Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio
100
Section 7.02. Total Leverage Ratio
100
ARTICLE VIII Events of Default
101
Section 8.01. Events of Default; Remedies
101
Section 8.02. Performance by the Administrative Agent
103
ARTICLE IX The Administrative Agent
104
Section 9.01. Appointment
104
Section 9.02. Rights as a Lender
104
Section 9.03. Duties and Obligations
104
Section 9.04. Reliance
105
Section 9.05. Actions through Sub-Agents
105
Section 9.06. Resignation
105
Section 9.07. Non-Reliance
106
Section 9.08. Other Agency Titles
107
Section 9.09. Not Partners or Co-Venturers; Administrative Agent as Representative of the Secured Parties
107
ARTICLE X Miscellaneous
107
Section 10.01. Notices
107
Section 10.02. Waivers; Amendments
110
Section 10.03. Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver
112
Section 10.04. Successors and Assigns
114
Section 10.05. Survival
118
Section 10.06. Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness; Electronic Execution; Amendment and Restatement
118
Section 10.07. Severability
119
Section 10.08. Right of Setoff
119
Section 10.09. Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process
119
Section 10.10. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL
120
Section 10.11. Headings
120
Section 10.12. Confidentiality
120
Section 10.13. Several Obligations; Nonreliance; Violation of Law
121
Section 10.14. USA PATRIOT Act
121
Section 10.15. Disclosure
121
Section 10.16. Appointment for Perfection
121
Section 10.17. Interest Rate Limitation
121
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Section 10.18. No Fiduciary Duty, etc
122
Section 10.19. Marketing Consent
122
Section 10.20. Joint and Several Obligations
123
Section 10.21. Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions
123
ARTICLE XI Loan Guaranty
124
Section 11.01. Guaranty
124
Section 11.02. Guaranty of Payment
124
Section 11.03. No Discharge or Diminishment of Loan Guaranty
124
Section 11.04. Defenses Waived
125
Section 11.05. Rights of Subrogation
125
Section 11.06. Reinstatement; Stay of Acceleration
125
Section 11.07. Information
125
Section 11.08. Termination
126
Section 11.09. Taxes
126
Section 11.10. Maximum Liability
126
Section 11.11. Contribution
126
Section 11.12. Liability Cumulative
127
Section 11.13. Keepwell
127
ARTICLE XII The Borrower Representative.
127
Section 12.01. Appointment; Nature of Relationship
127
Section 12.02. Powers
128
Section 12.03. Employment of Agents
128
Section 12.04. Notices
128
Section 12.05. Successor Borrower Representative
128
Section 12.06. Execution of Loan Documents
128
Section 12.07. Reporting
128


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SCHEDULES:
Commitment Schedule
Schedule 1.01 –     Immaterial Subsidiaries
Schedule 3.05 –     Properties, etc.
Schedule 3.10 –     Plans Subject to Title IV of ERISA
Schedule 3.13 –     Subsidiaries
Schedule 6.01 –     Existing Indebtedness
Schedule 6.01(c) – Existing Indebtedness and Investments between Loan Parties and Non-Loan Parties
Schedule 6.02 –     Existing Liens
Schedule 6.04 –     Existing Investments
Schedule 6.05(o) – Real Property To Be Sold
Schedule 6.10 –     Existing Restrictions

EXHIBITS:
Exhibit A –     Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit B-1 –     U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit B-2 –     U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Participants That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit B-3 –     U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Participants That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit B-4 –     U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit C –     Compliance Certificate
Exhibit D –     Joinder Agreement


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FIRST AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of September 15, 2017 (as it may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, this "Agreement"), among CSW INDUSTRIALS HOLDINGS, INC. and WHITMORE MANUFACTURING, LLC, formerly known as The Whitmore Manufacturing Company, as Borrowers, the other Loan Parties party hereto, the Lenders party hereto, and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent.
Borrowers, the other loan parties party thereto, the various financial institutions party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, entered into the Credit Agreement dated as of December 11, 2015 (as amended through the date hereof, the "Existing Agreement").
Borrowers and the other Loan Parties have requested that the Lenders amend and restate the Existing Agreement, and the Lenders are willing to do so on the terms and conditions set forth herein.
The parties hereto agree as follows:
ARTICLE I

Definitions
SECTION 1.01.    Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:
"ABR", when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, is bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate.
"Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate" means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing for any Interest Period or for any ABR Borrowing, an interest rate per annum equal to (a) the Eurocurrency Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate.
"Administrative Agent" means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (and its subsidiaries and Affiliates), in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders hereunder, and any successor thereto appointed pursuant to Section 9.06.
"Administrative Questionnaire" means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.
"Affiliate" means, with respect to a specified Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the specified Person.
"Aggregate Revolving Exposure" means, at any time, the aggregate Revolving Exposure of all the Lenders at such time (with the Swingline Exposure of each Lender calculated assuming that all of the Lenders have funded their participations in all Swingline Loans outstanding at such time).
"Agreed Currencies" means (a) Dollars and (b) so long as such currency is freely transferable and convertible into Dollars (i) Canadian Dollars, (ii) Euro, (iii) Pounds Sterling and (iv) each other currency (x) for which a LIBO Screen Rate is available in the Administrative Agent's reasonable determination and (y) that is agreed to by the Administrative Agent and each of the Revolving Lenders.
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"Alternate Base Rate" means, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the NYFRB Rate in effect on such day plus ½ of 1%, and (c) the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for a one-month Interest Period in Dollars on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) plus 1%, provided that, for the purpose of this definition, the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for any day shall be based on the LIBO Screen Rate for Dollars (or if the LIBO Screen Rate is not available for such one month Interest Period, the Interpolated Rate) at approximately 11:00 a.m. London time on such day, subject to the interest rate floors set forth therein. Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for Dollars shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate, respectively. If the Alternate Base Rate is being used as an alternate rate of interest pursuant to Section 2.13 hereof, then the Alternate Base Rate shall be the greater of clause (a) and (b) above and shall be determined without reference to clause (c) above.
"Anti-Corruption Laws" means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to any Loan Party or any Affiliate of any Loan Party from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption.
"Applicable Percentage" means, at any time with respect to any Lender, a percentage equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender's Revolving Commitment at such time and the denominator of which is the aggregate Revolving Commitments at such time (provided that, if the Revolving Commitments have terminated or expired, the Applicable Percentages shall be determined based upon such Lender's share of the Aggregate Revolving Exposure at such time); provided that, in accordance with Section 2.19, so long as any Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender's Commitment shall be disregarded in the calculations above.
"Applicable Rate" means, for any day, with respect to any Loan, or with respect to the commitment fees payable hereunder, as the case may be, the applicable rate per annum set forth below under the caption "ABR Spread", "Eurocurrency Spread" or "Commitment Fee Rate", as the case may be, based upon the Total Leverage Ratio as of the most recent determination date, provided that until the delivery to the Administrative Agent, pursuant to Section 5.01, of the Company's consolidated financial information for the Company's first full fiscal quarter ending after the Effective Date, the "Applicable Rate" shall be the applicable rates per annum set forth below in Category 5:
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Total Leverage
Ratio
Eurocurrency
Spread
ABR
Spread
Commitment Fee Rate
Category 1
> 3.00 to 1.00
2.50%1.50%0.40%
Category 2
< 3.00 to 1.00 but
> 2.50 to 1.00
2.25%1.25%0.35%
Category 3
< 2.50 to 1.00 but
> 2.00 to 1.00
2.00%1.00%0.30%
Category 4
< 2.00 to 1.00 but
 >1.50 to 1.00
1.75%0.75%0.25%
Category 5
< 1.50 to 1.00 but
> 1.00 to 1.00
1.50%0.50%0.20%
Category 6
< 1.00 to 1.00
1.25%0.25%0.15%

For purposes of the foregoing, (a) the Applicable Rate shall be determined as of the end of each fiscal quarter of the Company, based upon the Company's annual or quarterly consolidated financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 5.01 and (b) each change in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the Total Leverage Ratio shall be effective during the period commencing on and including the date of delivery to the Administrative Agent of such consolidated financial statements indicating such change and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change, provided that at the option of the Administrative Agent or at the request of the Required Lenders, if the Borrowers fail to deliver the annual or quarterly consolidated financial statements required to be delivered by it pursuant to Section 5.01, the Total Leverage Ratio shall be deemed to be in Category 1 during the period from the expiration of the time for delivery thereof until such consolidated financial statements are delivered.
If at any time the Administrative Agent reasonably determines that the financial statements upon which the Applicable Rate was determined were incorrect (whether based on a restatement, fraud or otherwise), the Borrowers shall be required to retroactively pay any additional amount that the Borrowers would have been required to pay if such financial statements had been accurate at the time they were delivered.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Applicable Rate in respect of any Class of additional Revolving Commitments or Extended Revolving Commitments and any Extended Revolving Loans made pursuant to any Extended Revolving Commitments shall be the applicable percentages per annum set forth in the relevant Extension Offer.
"Approved Fund" has the meaning assigned to the term in Section 10.04(b).
"Assignment and Assumption" means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 10.04), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit A or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
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"Availability" means, at any time, an amount equal to (a) the aggregate Revolving Commitments and minus (b) the Aggregate Revolving Exposure (calculated, with respect to any Defaulting Lender, as if such Defaulting Lender had funded its Applicable Percentage of all outstanding Borrowings).
"Availability Period" means the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the Revolving Credit Maturity Date.
"Bail-In Action" means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEA Financial Institution.

"Bail-In Legislation" means, with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.
"Banking Services" means each and any of the following bank services provided to any Loan Party by any Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender: (a) credit cards for commercial customers (including, without limitation, "commercial credit cards" and purchasing cards), (b) stored value cards, (c) merchant processing services and (d) treasury management services (including, without limitation, controlled disbursement, automated clearinghouse transactions, return items, any direct debit scheme or arrangement, overdrafts and interstate depository network services).
"Banking Services Obligations" means any and all obligations of the Loan Parties, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor) in connection with Banking Services.
"Bankruptcy Event" means, with respect to any Person, when such Person becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, custodian, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with the reorganization or liquidation of its business appointed for it, or, in the good faith determination of the Administrative Agent, has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or appointment, provided that a Bankruptcy Event shall not result solely by virtue of any ownership interest, or the acquisition of any ownership interest, in such Person by a Governmental Authority or instrumentality thereof, unless such ownership interest results in or provides such Person with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the U.S. or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permits such Person (or such Governmental Authority or instrumentality) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Person.
"Beneficial Owner" means, with respect to any U.S. federal withholding Tax, the beneficial owner, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, to whom such Tax relates.
"Board" means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the U.S.
"Borrower" or "Borrowers" means, individually or collectively, the CSW Borrower and the Whitmore Borrower.
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"Borrower Representative" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 12.01.
"Borrowing" means (a) Revolving Loans of the same Type, made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of Eurocurrency Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect and (b) a Swingline Loan.
"Borrowing Request" means a request for a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.03.
"Burdensome Restrictions" means any consensual encumbrance or restriction of the type described in clause (a) or (b) of Section 6.10.
"Business Day" means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City are authorized or required by law to remain closed; and when used in connection with a Eurocurrency Loan or a Letter of Credit denominated in a LIBOR Quoted Currency, the term "Business Day" shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for general business in London; and in addition, with respect to any date for the payment or purchase of, or the fixing of an interest rate in relation to, Canadian Dollars, the term "Business Day" shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for general business in the principal financial center of Canada and, if the Borrowing or LC Disbursements which are the subject of a borrowing, drawing, payment, reimbursement or rate selection are denominated in euro, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which the TARGET2 payment system is not open for the settlement of payments in euro.
"Canadian Dollars", "CAD" and "C$" means the lawful currency of Canada.
"Capital Expenditures" means, without duplication, any expenditure for any purchase or other acquisition of any asset that would be classified as a fixed or capital asset on a consolidated balance sheet of the Company and its Subsidiaries prepared in accordance with GAAP, excluding (i) reinvestments of proceeds of events of the types described (A) in clause (b) of the definition of "Prepayment Event" and (B) in clause (o) of Section 6.05 (including payments in respect of notes received in connection therewith in accordance with Section 6.04(n)) and (ii) capitalized interest.
"Capital Lease Obligations" of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as capital leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.
"Cash Collateralize" means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, Issuing Bank or any Swingline Lender (as applicable) and the Lenders, as collateral for Letters of Credit, Obligations in respect of Swingline Loans, or obligations of Lenders to fund participations in respect of either thereof (as the context may require), cash or deposit account balances or, if the Issuing Bank or Swingline Lenders benefitting from such collateral shall agree in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to (a) the Administrative Agent and (b) the Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lenders (as applicable). "Cash Collateral" shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.
"CDOR Rate" means for any Loans in Canadian Dollars, the CDOR Screen Rate or the applicable Reference Bank Rate.
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"CDOR Screen Rate" means, with respect to any Interest Period, the average rate for bankers acceptances as administered by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (or any other Person that takes over the administration of that rate) with a tenor equal to such Interest Period, displayed on CDOR page of the Reuters screen (or, in the event such rate does not appear on such Reuters page, on any successor or substitute page on such screen or service that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion) as of the Specified Time on the Quotation Day for such Interest Period; provided that, if the CDOR Screen Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement
"CF Rate" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.13(a).
"Change in Control" means the occurrence of any one or more of the following events or occurrences:
(a)    an event or series of events by which: (i) any "person" or "group" (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such person or its subsidiaries, and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan) becomes the "beneficial owner" (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except that a person or group shall be deemed to have "beneficial ownership" of all securities that such person or group has the right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time (such right, an "option right")), directly or indirectly, of 25% or more of the equity securities of the Company entitled to vote for members of the board of directors or equivalent governing body of the Company on a fully-diluted basis (and taking into account all such securities that such person or group has the right to acquire pursuant to any option right); or (ii) a majority of the seats (other than vacant seats) on the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of the Company are occupied, at any time, by Persons who were not (A) directors of the Company on the date of this Agreement or (B) nominated or appointed by the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of the Company; or
(b)     the Company shall cease to own, directly or indirectly, free and clear of all Liens or other encumbrances 100% of the outstanding voting Equity Interests of the CSW Borrower and its other Subsidiaries on a fully diluted basis; provided, however, that no sale of 100% of the outstanding Equity Interests in any Subsidiary (other than CSW Borrower and/or the Whitmore Borrower) shall be considered to be a Change in Control if the sale would be a disposition permitted by Section 6.05.
"Change in Law" means the occurrence after the date of this Agreement (or, with respect to any Lender, such later date on which such Lender becomes a party to this Agreement) of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) compliance by any Lender or the Issuing Bank (or, for purposes of Section 2.14(b), by any lending office of such Lender or by such Lender's or the Issuing Bank's holding company, if any) with any request, guideline, requirement or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any Governmental Authority made or issued after the date of this Agreement; provided that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements or directives thereunder or issued in
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connection therewith or in the implementation thereof, and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the U.S. or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a "Change in Law", regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued or implemented.
"Charges" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.17.
"Chase" means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a national banking association, in its individual capacity, and its successors.
"Class", when used in reference to (a) any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Loans or Swingline Loans, (b) any Commitment, refers to whether such Commitment is a Revolving Commitment or Extended Revolving Commitments that are designated as an additional Class of Commitments, and (c) any Lender, refers to whether such Lender has a Loan or Commitment of a particular Class.
"Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.
"Collateral" means any and all property covered by the Collateral Documents and any and all other property of any Loan Party now existing or hereafter acquired, that may at any time be, become or intended to be, subject to a security interest or Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent, on behalf of itself and the Lenders and other Secured Parties, to secure the Secured Obligations, including without limitation, pledges by the Loan Parties of Equity Interests in the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries to the extent contemplated by Section 5.12(b). Notwithstanding anything herein or in any other Loan Document to the contrary, "Collateral" shall not include any property owned by the JV Entity or any Equity Interests issued by the JV Entity.
"Collateral Access Agreement" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.
"Collateral Documents" means, collectively, the Security Agreement, the Collateral Documents Confirmation Agreement and any other agreements, instruments and documents executed in connection with this Agreement that are intended to create, perfect or evidence Liens to secure all or any part of the Secured Obligations, including, without limitation, all other security agreements, intellectual property security agreements, pledge agreements, mortgages, deposit account control agreements or other control agreements, collateral assignments, deeds of trust, pledges or other similar agreements and financing statements whether theretofore, now or hereafter executed by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary and delivered to the Administrative Agent.
"Collateral Documents Confirmation Agreement" means the Collateral Documents Confirmation Agreement, dated as of September 15, 2017, by the Loan Parties for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
"Commitment" means, with respect to each Lender, the sum of such Lender's Revolving Commitment and, if applicable, Extended Revolving Commitment. The initial amount of each Lender's Commitment is set forth on the Commitment Schedule, or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Commitment, as applicable.
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"Commitment Schedule" means the Schedule attached hereto identified as such.
"Commodity Exchange Act" means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.
"Communications" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.01(d).
"Company" means CSW Industrials, Inc., a Delaware corporation, the sole stockholder of the CSW Borrower.
"Compliance Certificate" means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit C, with such changes, or in such other form, as agreed to by the Administrative Agent.
"Computation Date" has the meaning specified in Section 2.22.
"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 Net Income" means, for any period and any Person (a "Subject Person"), such Subject Person's consolidated net income (or loss) determined in accordance with GAAP, but excluding any extraordinary, nonrecurring, nonoperating or noncash gains or losses, including or in addition, the following:
(a)    the income (or loss) of any Person (other than a subsidiary) in which the Subject Person or a subsidiary has an ownership interest; provided, however, that
(i)    Consolidated Net Income shall include amounts in respect of the income of such Person when actually received in cash by the Subject Person or such subsidiary in the form of dividends or similar distributions; provided, that, notwithstanding the preceding, with respect to the JV Entity only, Consolidated Net Income shall only include amounts in respect of the earned income of the JV Entity (x) to the extent, and (y) when actually, received in cash by the Subject Person or such subsidiary in the form of dividends or similar distributions, and
(ii)    Consolidated Net Income shall be reduced by the aggregate amount of all investments, regardless of the form thereof, made by the Subject Person or any of its subsidiaries in such Person for the purpose of funding any deficit or loss of such Person;
(b)    the income of any subsidiary to the extent the payment of such income in the form of a distribution or repayment of any Indebtedness to the Subject Person or a subsidiary is not permitted, whether on account of any restriction in by-laws, articles of incorporation or similar governing document, any agreement or any law, statute, judgment, decree or governmental order, rule or regulation applicable to such subsidiary;
(c)    any gains or losses accrued on foreign currency receivables or on foreign currency payables of the Subject Person or a subsidiary organized under the laws of the U.S. which are not realized in a cash transaction;
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(d)    the income or loss of any foreign subsidiary or of any foreign Person (other than a subsidiary) in which the Subject Person or subsidiary has an ownership interest to the extent that the equivalent dollar amount of the income contains increases or decreases due to the fluctuation of a foreign currency exchange rate after the Effective Date;
(e)    the income or loss of any Person acquired by the Subject Person or a subsidiary for any period prior to the date of such acquisition; and
(f)    the income from any sale of assets in which the accounting basis of such assets had been the book value of any Person acquired by the Subject Person or a subsidiary prior to the date such Person became a subsidiary or was merged into or consolidated with the Subject Person or a subsidiary.
"Control" means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. "Controlling" and "Controlled" have meanings correlative thereto.
"Credit Party" means the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, the Swingline Lender or any other Lender.
"CSW Borrower" means CSW Industrials Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
"Debtor Relief Laws" means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States of America, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, debtor 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.
"Default" means any event or condition which constitutes an Event of Default or which upon notice, lapse of time or both would, unless cured or waived, become an Event of Default.
"Defaulting Lender" means any Lender that (a) has failed, within two Business Days of the date required to be funded or paid, to (i) fund any portion of its Loans, (ii) fund any portion of its participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans or (iii) pay over to any Credit Party any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder, unless, in the case of clause (i) above, such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender's good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding (specifically identified and including the particular default, if any) has not been satisfied, (b) has notified any Borrower or any Credit Party in writing, or has made a public statement to the effect, that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement (unless such writing or public statement indicates that such position is based on such Lender's good faith determination that a condition precedent (specifically identified and including the particular default, if any) to funding a Loan under this Agreement cannot be satisfied) or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, (c) has failed, within three Business Days after request by a Credit Party, acting in good faith, to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations (and is financially able to meet such obligations) to fund prospective Loans and participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans under this Agreement, provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon such Credit Party's receipt of such certification in form and substance satisfactory to it and the Administrative Agent, or (d) has become the subject of (i) a Bankruptcy Event or (ii) a Bail-In Action.
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"Disqualified Equity Interests" means any Equity Interest which, by its terms (or by the terms of any security or other Equity Interests into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event or condition (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (except as a result of a change of control or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations under the Loan Documents that are accrued and payable and the termination of the Commitments and all outstanding Letters of Credit), (b) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests), in whole or in part, (c) provides for the scheduled payments of dividends in cash, or (d) is or becomes convertible into or exchangeable for Indebtedness or any other Equity Interests that would constitute Disqualified Equity Interests, in each case, prior to the date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date.
"Disregarded Domestic Person" means any Domestic Subsidiary that is treated as a disregarded person for U.S. federal income tax purposes and substantially all of the assets of which consist of the equity interests of one or more Foreign Subsidiaries.

"Domestic Subsidiary" means any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of any political subdivision of the U.S.
"Document" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.
"Dollar Amount" of any currency at any date means (a) if such currency is Dollars, the amount of such currency, or (b) if such currency is a Foreign Currency, the equivalent in such currency of Dollars, calculated on the basis of the Exchange Rate for such currency on or as of the most recent Computation Date provided for in Section 2.22.
"Dollars", "USD" or "$" means the lawful money of the U.S.
"EBITDA" means, for any period, the total of the following, calculated without duplication for the Company and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for such period:
(a)    Consolidated Net Income; plus
(b)    any provision for (or less any benefit from) income or franchise Taxes included in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
(c)    interest expense (including the interest portion of Capital Lease Obligations and amounts charged as expense to Swap Agreement Obligations) deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
(d)    amortization and depreciation expense deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
(e)    management fees deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
(f)    ESOP contributions deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
(g)    LIFO adjustments deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
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(h)    losses on the disposition of assets deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
(i)    integration expenses actually incurred in connection with the Strathmore Acquisition and acquisitions permitted by Section 6.04 and deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income; provided that (x) integration expenses actually incurred in connection with the Strathmore Acquisition are added-back before December 11, 2017 and (y) integration expenses actually incurred in connection with any acquisition permitted by Section 6.04 are added-back within two years of the date of such acquisition; plus
(j)    any extraordinary one-time non-cash expenses or losses deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
(k)    non-cash expenses, charges or write-offs and non-cash impairment charges (including non-cash expenses, charges or write-offs of goodwill and forgiveness of Indebtedness and non-cash losses from investments recorded using the equity method) deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
(l)    any non-cash compensation expense, including non-cash expense related to any stock options, profit interests or phantom units deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
(m)    fees and expenses in connection with the Strathmore Acquisition and acquisitions permitted by Section 6.04 that were deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
(n)    the sum of
(i)     amortization or write-off of debt discount and debt issuance costs, and commissions, discounts and other fees and charges associated with Indebtedness (including the Loans), plus
(ii)     fees and expenses in connection with the SpinOff (including restructuring transactions in preparation therefor), dispositions of subsidiaries or lines of business, debt and equity issuances, amendments or waivers to debt facilities and early extinguishment of debt (including the Loan Documents) that are (or at the relevant time were) permitted hereunder, whether or not consummated,
minus the sum of
(1)    any gains on the disposition of assets included in determining Consolidated Net Income; plus
(2)    any extraordinary non-cash income or gains included in determining Consolidated Net Income.
When determining EBITDA for the Company and its Subsidiaries, (x) any EBITDA attributable to any Foreign Subsidiary shall be excluded to the extent it exceeds 20% of the aggregate amount of EBITDA for the Company and the Subsidiaries and (y) the aggregate amount included in the
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calculation of EBITDA pursuant to clauses (e), (i), (m) and (n) shall not exceed 10% of the aggregate amount of EBITDA for the Company and the Subsidiaries (calculated before giving effect to clauses (e), (i), (m) and (n)).
"ECP" means an "eligible contract participant" as defined in Section 1(a)(18) of the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and the applicable rules issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and/or the SEC.
"EEA Financial Institution" means (a) any institution established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
"EEA Member Country" means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
"EEA Resolution Authority" means any public administrative authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
"Effective Date" means the date on which the conditions specified in Section 4.01 are satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 10.02).
"Electronic Signature" means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a Person with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such contract or record.
"Electronic System" means any electronic system, including e-mail, e-fax, Intralinks®, ClearPar®, Debt Domain, Syndtrak, and any other Internet or extranet-based site, whether such electronic system is owned, operated or hosted by the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank and any of its respective Related Parties or any other Person, providing for access to data protected by passcodes or other security system.
"Environmental Laws" means all applicable laws, rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, orders, decrees, judgments, injunctions, notices or binding agreements issued, promulgated or entered into by any Governmental Authority, relating in any way to the environment, preservation or reclamation of natural resources, the management, Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Material or to health and safety matters (as such relate to exposure to Hazardous Materials).
"Environmental Liability" means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of the Company or any Subsidiary directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) any violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) any exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that "Environmental Liability" does not include any liability relating to any product warranty or product liability claims.
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"Equity Interests" means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests in a Person, and any warrants, options or other rights entitling the holder thereof to purchase or acquire any of the foregoing.
"Equivalent Amount" of any currency with respect to any amount of Dollars at any date means the equivalent in such currency of such amount of Dollars, calculated on the basis of the Exchange Rate for such other currency at 11:00 a.m., London time, on the date on or as of which such amount is to be determined.
"ERISA" means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time.
"ERISA Affiliate" means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with a Borrower or a Loan Party, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.
"ERISA Event" means (a) any "reportable event", as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30 day notice period is waived); (b) the failure of any Plan or Multiemployer Plan to satisfy the "minimum funding standard" (as defined in Sections 412, 430 and 431 of the Code or Sections 302, 303 or 304 of ERISA), whether or not waived; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) the incurrence by the Company, any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan; (e) the receipt by the Company, any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; (f) the incurrence by the Company, any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of the Company, any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (g) the receipt by the Company, any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice concerning a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent, in critical status or in reorganization, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA; (h) the determination that any Plan is considered an at-risk plan within the meaning of Section 430 of the Code or Section 303 of ERISA or the imposition of any lien on the Company, any Borrower or ERISA Affiliate thereunder; or (i) the determination that any Multiemployer Plan is in endangered or critical status within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 of ERISA.
"ESOP" means the CSW Industrials, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan (as revised and restated effective October 15, 2015) and the trust established thereunder, as each may be amended from time to time, including any successor thereto that, in each case, is intended to qualify as an "employee stock ownership plan" under Section 4975(e)(7) 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.
"Euro", "euro" or "" means the single currency of the Participating Member States.
"Eurocurrency", when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, bear interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate.
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"Eurocurrency Rate" means, with respect to (a) any Eurocurrency Borrowing in any LIBOR Quoted Currency and for any applicable Interest Period or for any ABR Borrowing, the LIBO Screen Rate as of the Specified Time on the Quotation Day for such LIBOR Quoted Currency and such Interest Period and (b) any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Canadian Dollars and for any applicable Interest Period, the CDOR Screen Rate as of the Specified Time and on the Quotation Day for Canadian Dollars and such Interest Period; provided that, if the applicable Screen Rate shall not be available at such time for such Interest Period (an "Impacted Interest Period") with respect to the applicable Agreed Currency, then the Eurocurrency Rate shall be the Interpolated Rate, subject to Section 2.13 in the event that the Administrative Agent shall conclude that it shall not be possible to determine such Interpolated Rate (which conclusion shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error). Notwithstanding the above, to the extent that "Eurocurrency Rate" or "Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate" is used in connection with an ABR Borrowing, such rate shall be determined as modified by the definition of Alternate Base Rate.
"Events of Default" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.01.
"Exchange Rate" means, on any day, with respect to any Foreign Currency, the rate at which such Foreign Currency may be exchanged into Dollars, as set forth at approximately 11:00 a.m., Local Time, on such date on the relevant Reuters World Currency Page for such Foreign Currency. In the event that such rate does not appear on any Reuters World Currency Page, the Exchange Rate with respect to such Foreign Currency shall be determined by reference to such other publicly available service for displaying exchange rates as may be reasonably selected by the Administrative Agent or, in the event no such service is selected, such Exchange Rate shall instead be calculated on the basis of the arithmetical average of the spot exchange rates of the Administrative Agent for such Foreign Currency on the London market at 11:00 a.m., Local Time, on such date for the purchase of Dollars with such Foreign Currency, for delivery two Business Days later; provided, that if at the time of any such determination, for any reason, no such spot rate is being quoted, the Administrative Agent may use any reasonable method it deems appropriate to determine such rate, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error
"Excluded Swap Obligation" 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 ECP at the time the Guarantee of such Guarantor or the grant of such security interest becomes or would become effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such Guarantee or security interest is or becomes illegal.
"Excluded Taxes" means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a 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 applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan, Letter of Credit or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan, Letter of Credit or Commitment
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(other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrowers under Section 2.18(b)) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.16, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender's assignor immediately before such Lender acquired the applicable interest in a Loan, Letter of Credit or Commitment or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient's failure to comply with Section 2.16(f) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.
"Existing Agreement" has the meaning assigned to such term in the introductory paragraphs.
"Existing Predecessor UCCs" shall mean (i) that certain UCC-1 No. 20113759415 filed on September 30, 2011 with the Delaware Secretary of State naming Strathmore Holdings, LLC as debtor and General Electric Capital Corporation as secured party, and (ii) that certain UCC-1 No. 20121149022 filed on March 26, 2012 with the Delaware Secretary of State naming Strathmore Holdings, LLC as debtor and General Electric Capital Corporation as secured party.
"Extended Revolving Commitment" means Revolving Commitments the maturity of which shall have been extended pursuant to Section 2.21.
"Extended Revolving Loans" means any Revolving Loans made pursuant to the Extended Revolving Commitments.
"Extension" has the meaning set forth in Section 2.21(a).
"Extension Amendment" means an amendment to this Agreement (which may, at the option of the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, be in the form of an amendment and restatement of this Agreement) among the Borrowers and the other Loan Parties, the applicable extending Lenders, the Administrative Agent and, to the extent required by Section 2.21, the Issuing Bank and/or the Swingline Lender implementing an Extension in accordance with Section 2.21.
"Extension Offer" has the meaning set forth in Section 2.21.
"FATCA" means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code.
"Federal Funds Effective Rate" means, for any day, the rate calculated by the NYFRB based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depositary institutions (as determined in such manner as the NYFRB shall set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the federal funds effective rate; provided that, if the Federal Funds Effective Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.
"Fee Letter" means the fee letter, dated August 17, 2017, by and among the Borrowers and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
"Financial Officer" means the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer or controller of the Company, the CSW Borrower or the Whitmore Borrower, as applicable.
"Financial Statements" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.01.
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"First Amendment Effective Date" means the date on which the conditions specified in Section 3.1 of the First Amendment (Incremental Amendment) to First Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2020, by and among the Borrowers, the other Loan Parties party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent are satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 10.02).
"Fixed Charges" means for any period, the sum of the following for the Company and the Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis without duplication for such period: (a) the aggregate amount of cash interest, including cash payments in the nature of interest under Capital Lease Obligations; and (b) the aggregate amount of regularly scheduled payments of principal of Indebtedness paid or payable.
"Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio" means for any period, the ratio of (a) EBITDA for such period minus, for the Company and the Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis without duplication for such period, the sum of (i) Non-Financed Capital Expenditures, (ii) any provision for (or less any benefit from) income or franchise Taxes payable in cash included in determining Consolidated Net Income, (iii) all cash dividends and other cash distributions made by the Company on account of Equity Interests (including Restricted Payments made pursuant to Sections 6.08(c), 6.08(k) and 6.08(l)) and (iv) Restricted Payments made pursuant to Sections 6.08(i) to (b) Fixed Charges for such period.
"Foreign Currencies" means Agreed Currencies other than Dollars.
"Foreign Currency Exposure" means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate principal Dollar Amount of all Loans denominated in a Foreign Currency outstanding at such time plus (b) the aggregate Dollar Amount of LC Exposure that is denominated in a Foreign Currency. The Foreign Currency Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be its ratable percentage of the aggregate Foreign Currency Exposure at such time.
"Foreign Currency Payment Office" of the Administrative Agent means, for each Foreign Currency, the office, branch, affiliate or correspondent bank of the Administrative Agent for such currency as specified from time to time by it, in the case of the Administrative Agent by notice to the Borrower Representative and each Lender.
"Foreign Currency Sublimit" means a Dollar Amount equal to $125,000,000. The Foreign Currency Sublimit is a part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Commitment.
"Foreign Lender" means a Lender that is not a U.S. Person.
"Foreign Subsidiary" means each Subsidiary which is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than the U.S. or any state or commonwealth thereof.
"Funded Debt" means, without duplication, the sum of the following as calculated for the Company and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP: (a) all obligations for borrowed money (including, without limitation, all borrowings in connection with any real estate of the Company and the Subsidiaries); (b) all obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments; (c) all obligations upon which interest charges are customarily paid prior to a breach or default of such obligations; (d) all obligations under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person; (e) all obligations in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business and not past due for more than sixty (60) days after the date on which such trade account was created); (f) all
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Indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed (provided that the amount of such Indebtedness included in "Funded Debt", to the extent such Indebtedness was not otherwise assumed, shall not exceed the fair market value of the property of such Person secured by such Lien); (g) all Guarantees; and (h) all Capital Lease Obligations; provided that, in each case "Funded Debt" shall exclude earn-outs permitted to exist under the terms of this Agreement.
"Funding Account" means the deposit account of the Borrower Representative to which the Administrative Agent is authorized by the Borrowers to transfer the proceeds of any Borrowings requested or authorized pursuant to this Agreement.
"GAAP" means generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S.
"Governmental Authority" means the government of the U.S., any other nation or any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government.
"Guarantee" of or by any Person (the "guarantor") means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation (including any obligations under an operating lease) of any other Person (the "primary obligor") in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation (including any obligations under an operating lease) of the payment thereof, (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (d) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or obligation; provided that the term Guarantee shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business. The amount of any Guarantee shall be equal to the amount of the obligation so guaranteed of supported (or, if less, the maximum amount so guaranteed or supported) or if not a fixed or determinable amount, the amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP. The term "Guarantee" as a verb has a corresponding meaning.
"Guaranteed Obligations" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 11.01.
"Guarantors" means all Loan Guarantors and all non-Loan Parties who have delivered an Obligation Guaranty, and the term "Guarantor" means each or any one of them individually. As of the Effective Date, the Guarantors are the Company, the Borrowers, Strathmore Holdings, Strathmore Employee Holdings, LLC, Strathmore Longview Property, LLC, Strathmore Properties Holdings, LLC, Strathmore Acworth Property, LLC, Balco, Inc., RectorSeal, LLC, formerly known as The RectorSeal Corporation, Jet-Lube, LLC, formerly known as Jet-Lube, Inc., CapStar Holdings Corporation, Whitmore's Field Services, LLC, Smoke Guard, Inc., Smoke Guard California, Inc., Strathmore Cutten Road Property, LLC, Greco Railings Holdings, LLC and Greco Aluminum Railings (U.S.A.) Inc.
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"Hazardous Materials" means: (a) any substance, material, or waste that is included within the definitions of "hazardous substances," "hazardous materials," "hazardous waste," "toxic substances," "toxic materials," "toxic waste," or words of similar import in any Environmental Law; (b) those substances listed as hazardous substances by the United States Department of Transportation (or any successor agency) (49 C.F.R. 172.101 and amendments thereto) or by the Environmental Protection Agency (or any successor agency) (40 C.F.R. Part 302 and amendments thereto); and (c) any substance, material, or waste that is petroleum, petroleum-related, or a petroleum by-product, asbestos or asbestos-containing material, polychlorinated biphenyls, flammable, explosive, radioactive, freon gas, radon, or a pesticide, herbicide, or any other agricultural chemical.
"Headquarters Loan" means the loan and all other obligations evidenced by the Headquarters Loan Agreement and the Headquarters Loan Documents, and all extensions, renewals, replacements, substitutions and refinancings thereof, which have been agreed to in writing by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
"Headquarters Loan Agreement" means that First Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 27, 2015, among the Whitmore Borrower, as borrower, the lenders party thereto, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, including any additional amendments, modifications, replacements, extensions, renewals and replacements of such credit agreement, which have been agreed to in writing by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
"Headquarters Loan Documents" means "Loan Documents" as that term is defined in the Headquarters Loan Agreement.
"Headquarters Real Property" means the Real Property located at 930 Whitmore and 1250 Justin Road, Rockwall, TX.
"Immaterial Subsidiary" means any Subsidiary designated as an Immaterial Subsidiary by the Borrowers to the Administrative Agent, that, together with its subsidiaries (calculated by reference to the most recently delivered set financial statements delivered pursuant to clauses (a) or (b) of Section 5.01), (a) accounts for less than two percent (2.00%) of the book value of all assets (other than goodwill) of the Company and its Subsidiaries; provided, that the aggregate book value of all Immaterial Subsidiaries may not exceed five percent (5.00%) of the book value of all assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries and (b) has EBITDA not exceeding two percent (2.00%) of the EBITDA for the Company and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis; provided, that the aggregate EBITDA of all Immaterial Subsidiaries may not exceed five percent (5.00%) of the aggregate EBITDA of the Company and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any Immaterial Subsidiary shall make any acquisition that would cause it to not meet the requirements set forth in the foregoing clauses (a) and (b) after giving pro forma effect to such acquisition, such Subsidiary shall cease to be an Immaterial Subsidiary as of the date of consummation of such acquisition. The Immaterial Subsidiaries as of the Second Amendment Effective Date are listed on Schedule 1.01.
"Impacted Interest Period" has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of "Eurocurrency Rate".
"Indebtedness" of any Person means, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person upon which interest charges are customarily paid (excluding obligations for which interest charges only arise following a breach or a default), (d) all
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obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person, (e) all obligations of such Person in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business and not past due for more than sixty (60) days after the date on which such trade account was created), (f) all Indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed (provided that the amount of such debt included in "Indebtedness", to the extent such debt was not otherwise assumed, shall not exceed the fair market value of the property of such Person secured by such Lien), (g) all Guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others, (h) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (i) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person as an account party in respect of letters of credit and letters of guaranty, (j) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of bankers' acceptances, (k) all obligations of such Person in respect of mandatory redemption or mandatory dividend rights on Disqualified Equity Interests but excluding dividends payable solely in Qualified Equity Interests; (l) all obligations of such Person, contingent or otherwise, for the payment of money under any earn-out or similar agreement entered into with the seller of a target of an acquisition or any other similar arrangements providing for the deferred payment of the purchase price for an acquisition permitted hereby or an acquisition consummated prior to the date hereof, (m) obligations under any liquidated earn-out, (n) any other Off-Balance Sheet Liability, and (o) obligations, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor), under (i) any and all Swap Agreements, and (ii) any and all cancellations, buy backs, reversals, terminations or assignments of any Swap Agreement transaction. The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any other entity (including any partnership in which such Person is a general partner) to the extent such Person is liable therefor as a result of such Person's ownership interest in or other relationship with such entity, except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness provide that such Person is not liable therefor. The amount of the obligations of the Company or any Subsidiary in respect of any Swap Agreement shall, at any time of determination and for all purposes under this Agreement, be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that the Company or such Subsidiary would be required to pay if such Swap Agreement were terminated at such time giving effect to current market conditions notwithstanding any contrary treatment in accordance with GAAP. For the avoidance of doubt, any obligation in respect of or relating to any employee benefit plan (including any Plan or the ESOP) is not considered to be Indebtedness for purposes of this Agreement.
"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 the foregoing clause (a), Other Taxes.
"Indemnitee" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.03(b).
"Ineligible Institution" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.04(b).
"Information" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.12.
"Interest Election Request" means a request to convert or continue a Revolving Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.07.
"Interest Payment Date" means (a) with respect to any ABR Loan (other than a Swingline Loan), the last Business Day of each calendar quarter and the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and (b) with respect to any Eurocurrency Loan, the last day of the Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of
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which such Loan is a part and, in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing with an Interest Period of more than three months' duration, each day prior to the last day of such Interest Period that occurs at intervals of three months' duration after the first day of such Interest Period and the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and (c) with respect to any Swingline Loan, the day that such Loan is required to be repaid and the Revolving Credit Maturity Date.
"Interest Period" means with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Eurocurrency Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, two, three, six or, if available to all applicable Lenders, twelve months thereafter, as the Borrower Representative may elect; provided that (i) if any Interest Period would end on a day other than a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such next succeeding Business Day would fall in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day and (ii) any Interest Period that commences on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the last calendar month of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period. For purposes hereof, the date of a Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Borrowing is made and thereafter, in the case of a Revolving Borrowing, shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Borrowing.
"Interpolated Rate" means, at any time, for any Interest Period, the rate per annum (rounded to the same number of decimal places as the relevant Screen Rate) determined by the Administrative Agent (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) to be equal to the rate that results from interpolating on a linear basis between: (a) the applicable Screen Rate for the longest period (for which the applicable Screen Rate is available for the applicable Agreed Currency) that is shorter than the Impacted Interest Period and (b) the applicable Screen Rate for the shortest period (for which the applicable Screen Rate is available for the applicable Agreed Currency) that exceeds the Impacted Interest Period, in each case, as of the Specified Time on the Quotation Day for such Interest Period; provided that, if any Interpolated Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
"IRS" means the United States Internal Revenue Service.
"Issuing Bank" means (a) Chase, in its capacity as the issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, and (b) any other Revolving Lender from time to time designated by the CSW Borrower as an Issuing Bank, with the consent of such Revolving Lender and the Administrative Agent, in which case the term "Issuing Bank" shall mean Chase and each such Revolving Lender, individually or collectively as the context shall require, and their successors in such capacity as provided in Section 2.05(i). The Issuing Bank may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by its Affiliates, in which case the term "Issuing Bank" shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate (it being agreed that such Issuing Bank shall, or shall cause such Affiliate to, comply with the requirements of Section 2.05 with respect to such Letters of Credit). At any time that there is more than one Issuing Bank, all singular references to the Issuing Bank shall mean any Issuing Bank, either Issuing Bank, each Issuing Bank, the Issuing Bank that has issued the applicable Letter of Credit, or both (or all) Issuing Banks, as the context may require.
"Issuing Bank Sublimit" means, as of the Effective Date, (i) $25,000,000, in the case of Chase and (ii) such amount as shall be designated to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower Representative in writing by an Issuing Bank; provided that any Issuing Bank shall be permitted at any
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time to increase or reduce its Issuing Bank Sublimit upon providing five (5) days’ prior written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers.
"Joinder Agreement" means a Joinder Agreement in substantially the form of Exhibit D.
"JV Entity" means SWRS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as such entity may be renamed Shell & Whitmore Reliability Solutions, LLC after the Second Amendment Effective Date.
"JV Purchase Agreement" means that certain Membership Interest Purchase Agreement, dated as of January 21, 2021, by and among Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, d/b/a SOPUS Products, a Delaware corporation, the Whitmore Borrower and the JV Entity, as such agreement is in effect on the Second Amendment Effective Date (or as amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time).
"Latest Maturity Date" means, at any date of determination, the latest maturity date that is applicable to any Loan or Commitment hereunder at such time, including the latest maturity date of any then existing Revolving Commitment or Extended Revolving Commitment, in each case as extended in accordance with this Agreement from time to time.
"LC Collateral Account" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(j).
"LC Disbursement" means any payment made by an Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.
"LC Exposure" means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn amount of all standby Letters of Credit outstanding at such time plus (b) the aggregate amount of all LC Disbursements relating to standby Letters of Credit that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Borrowers at such time. The LC Exposure of any Revolving Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Percentage of the aggregate LC Exposure at such time.
"Lenders" means the Persons listed on the Commitment Schedule and any other Person that shall have become a Lender hereunder pursuant to Section 2.08, an Assignment and Assumption or an amendment to this Agreement, other than any such Person that ceases to be a Lender hereunder pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption or an amendment to this Agreement. Unless the context otherwise requires, the term "Lenders" includes the Swingline Lender and the Issuing Bank.
"Letters of Credit" means standby letters of credit issued pursuant to this Agreement, and the term "Letter of Credit" means any one of them or each of them singularly, as the context may require. Letters of Credit may be issued in any Agreed Currency, subject to the Foreign Currency Exposure not exceeding the Foreign Currency Sublimit.
"LIBO Screen Rate" means, for any day and time, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing for any Interest Period or for any ABR Borrowing, the London interbank offered rate as administered by ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate) for such Agreed Currency for a period equal in length to such Interest Period as displayed on such day and time on pages LIBOR01 or LIBOR02 of the Reuters screen that displays such rate (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a Reuters page or screen, on any successor or substitute page on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion); provided
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that, if the LIBO Screen Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.
"LIBOR Quoted Currency" means Dollars, Euros and Pounds Sterling.
"Lien" means, with respect to any asset, (a) any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, hypothecation, encumbrance, charge or security interest in, on or of such asset, (b) the interest of a vendor or a lessor under any conditional sale agreement, capital lease or title retention agreement (or any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing) relating to such asset and (c) in the case of securities, any purchase option, call or similar right of a third party with respect to such securities.
"Loan Documents" means, collectively, this Agreement, each promissory note issued pursuant to this Agreement, each Letter of Credit application, each Collateral Document, each Collateral Access Agreement, the Loan Guaranty, each Obligation Guaranty, and each other agreement, instrument, document and certificate identified in Section 4.01 executed and delivered to, or in favor of, the Administrative Agent or any Lender and including each other loan agreement, note, guarantee, subordination agreement, financing statement, pledge, power of attorney, consent, assignment, contract, notice, fee letter, letter of credit agreement, and any agreements between the Borrower Representative and the Issuing Bank regarding the Issuing Bank's Issuing Bank Sublimit or the respective rights and obligations between the Borrowers and the Issuing Bank in connection with the issuance of Letters of Credit, instrument and certificate, whether heretofore, now or hereafter executed by or on behalf of any Loan Party, or any employee of any Loan Party, and delivered to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby; it being understood that no agreement evidencing Banking Services or any Swap Agreement shall be a Loan Document. Any reference in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to a Loan Document shall include all appendices, exhibits or schedules thereto, and all amendments, restatements, supplements or other modifications thereto, and shall refer to this Agreement or such Loan Document as the same may be in effect at any and all times such reference becomes operative.
"Loan Guarantor" means the Company, the Borrowers and each of the other direct and indirect material Domestic Subsidiaries (other than any Immaterial Subsidiary) of the Company. On the Effective Date, the Subsidiaries of the Company that are Loan Guarantors are the Borrowers, Strathmore Holdings, Strathmore Employee Holdings, LLC, Strathmore Longview Property, LLC, Strathmore Properties Holdings, LLC, Strathmore Acworth Property, LLC, Balco, Inc., RectorSeal, LLC, formerly known as The RectorSeal Corporation, Jet-Lube, LLC, formerly known as Jet-Lube, Inc., CapStar Holdings Corporation, Whitmore's Field Services, LLC, Smoke Guard, Inc., Smoke Guard California, Inc., Strathmore Cutten Road Property, LLC, Greco Railings Holdings, LLC and Greco Aluminum Railings (U.S.A.) Inc.
"Loan Guaranty" means Article XI of this Agreement.
"Loan Parties" means, collectively, the Borrowers and the Loan Guarantors, and any other Person who becomes a party to this Agreement pursuant to a Joinder Agreement and has satisfied or continues to satisfy each of the other requirements set forth in Section 5.12 (disregarding the requirement that such Subsidiary was formed or acquired after the Effective Date), and their respective successors and assigns, and the term "Loan Party" shall mean any one of them or all of them individually, as the context may require. For the avoidance of doubt, the JV Entity is not a Loan Party so long as 100% of the Equity Interests issued by such entity are not owned by a Loan Party.
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"Loans" means the loans and advances made by the Lenders pursuant to this Agreement, including Swingline Loans.
"Local Time" means (a) in the case of a Loan, Borrowing or LC Disbursement denominated in Dollars, Dallas, Texas time, and (b) in the case of a Loan or Borrowing denominated in a Foreign Currency, local time (it being understood that such local time shall mean London, England time unless otherwise notified by the Administrative Agent).
"Material Adverse Effect" means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, assets, operations, or financial condition of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, (b) the ability of any Loan Party to perform any of its material obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, (c) a material portion of the Collateral, or the Administrative Agent's Liens (on behalf of itself and the other Secured Parties) on a material portion of the Collateral or the priority of such Liens, or (d) the material rights of or remedies available to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or the Lenders under any of the Loan Documents.
"Material Indebtedness" means Indebtedness (other than the Obligations under the Loan Documents), or obligations in respect of one or more Swap Agreements, of any one or more of the Loan Parties in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $7,500,000. For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the "principal amount" of the obligations of any Loan Parties in respect of any Swap Agreement at any time shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that such Loan Party would be required to pay if such Swap Agreement were terminated at such time.
"Maximum Rate" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.17.
"Moody's" means Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
"Multiemployer Plan" means a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA with respect to which the Company, any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate may have any liability.
"Net Proceeds" means, with respect to any applicable event, (a) the cash proceeds received in respect of such event including (i) any cash received in respect of any non-cash proceeds (including any cash payments received by way of deferred payment of principal pursuant to a note or installment receivable or purchase price adjustment receivable or otherwise, but excluding any interest payments), but only as and when received, (ii) in the case of a casualty, insurance proceeds and (iii) in the case of a condemnation or similar event, condemnation awards and similar payments, minus (b) the sum of (i) all reasonable fees and out-of-pocket expenses paid to third parties (other than Affiliates) in connection with such event, (ii) in the case of a sale, transfer or other disposition of an asset (including pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction or a casualty or a condemnation or similar proceeding), the amount of all payments required to be made as a result of such event to repay Indebtedness (other than Loans) secured by such asset or otherwise subject to mandatory prepayment as a result of such event and (iii) the amount of all Taxes paid (or reasonably estimated to be payable) and the amount of any reserves established to fund contingent liabilities reasonably estimated to be payable, in each case during the year that such event occurred or the next succeeding year and that are directly attributable to such event (as determined reasonably and in good faith by a Financial Officer of the CSW Borrower).
"Non-Consenting Lender" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.02(d).
"Non-Loan Party" means, on any date of determination, any direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Company that is not a Loan Party.
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"Non-Financed Capital Expenditures" means Capital Expenditures of the Company and its Subsidiaries that were paid for in cash and were not (x) financed with the proceeds of Indebtedness (other than Revolving Loans) or (y) funded with the reinvestment of proceeds of asset sales permitted pursuant to Section 6.05.
"NYFRB" means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
"NYFRB Rate" means, for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day and (b) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate in effect on such day(or for any day that is not a Business Day, for the immediately preceding Business Day); provided that if none of such rates are published for any day that is a Business Day, the term "NYFRB Rate" means the rate for a federal funds transaction quoted at 11:00 a.m. on such day received to the Administrative Agent from a federal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid rates shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
"Obligated Party" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 11.02.
"Obligation Guaranty" means any Guarantee of all or any portion of the Secured Obligations executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties by any other guarantor who is not a Loan Party.
"Obligations" means all unpaid principal of and accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans, all LC Exposure, all accrued and unpaid fees and all expenses, reimbursements, indemnities and other obligations and indebtedness (including interest and fees accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding), obligations and liabilities of any of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries to any of the Lenders, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any indemnified party, individually or collectively, existing on the Effective Date or arising thereafter, direct or indirect, joint or several, absolute or contingent, matured or unmatured, liquidated or unliquidated, secured or unsecured, arising by contract, operation of law or otherwise, arising or incurred under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents or in respect of any of the Loans made or reimbursement or other obligations incurred or any of the Letters of Credit or other instruments at any time evidencing any thereof.
"OFAC" means the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury.
"Off-Balance Sheet Liability" of a Person means (a) any repurchase obligation or liability of such Person with respect to accounts or notes receivable sold by such Person, (b) any indebtedness, liability or obligation under any so-called "synthetic lease" transaction entered into by such Person, or (c) any indebtedness, liability or obligation arising with respect to any other transaction which is the functional equivalent of or takes the place of borrowing but which does not constitute a liability on the balance sheet of such Person (other than operating leases).
"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 Taxes (other than a connection arising from such Recipient having (i) 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 (ii) sold or assigned an interest in any Loan, Letter of Credit, Commitment or Loan Document.
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"Other Taxes" means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.18).
"Overnight Bank Funding Rate" means, for any day, the rate comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight eurocurrency borrowings in Dollars by U.S.-managed banking offices of depository institutions (as such composite rate shall be determined by the NYFRB as set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate (from and after such date as the NYFRB shall commence to publish such composite rate).
"Overnight Foreign Currency Rate" means, for any amount payable in a Foreign Currency, the rate of interest per annum as determined by the Administrative Agent at which overnight or weekend deposits in the relevant currency (or if such amount due remains unpaid for more than three Business Days, then for such other period of time as the Administrative Agent may elect) for delivery in immediately available and freely transferable funds would be offered by the Administrative Agent to major banks in the interbank market upon request of such major banks for the relevant currency as determined above and in an amount comparable to the unpaid principal amount of the related Borrowing, plus any taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, charges or withholdings imposed upon, or charged to, the Administrative Agent by any relevant correspondent bank in respect of such amount in such relevant currency.
"Paid in Full" or "Payment in Full" means, (a) the indefeasible payment in full in cash of all outstanding Loans and LC Disbursements, together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon, (b) the termination, expiration, or cancellation and return of all outstanding Letters of Credit (or alternatively, with respect to each such Letter of Credit, the furnishing to the Administrative Agent of a cash deposit, or at the discretion of the Administrative Agent a back up standby letter of credit satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank, in an amount equal to 105% of the LC Exposure as of the date of such payment), (c) the indefeasible payment in full in cash of all reimbursable expenses and other Secured Obligations (other than Unliquidated Obligations for which no claim has been made and other obligations expressly stated to survive such payment and termination of this Agreement), together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon, (d) the termination of all Commitments, and (e) the termination of the Swap Agreement Obligations and the Banking Services Obligations or entering into other arrangements satisfactory to the Secured Parties counterparties thereto.
"Parent" means, with respect to any Lender, any Person as to which such Lender is, directly or indirectly, a subsidiary.
"Participant" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.04(c).
"Participant Register" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.04(c).
"Participating Member State" means any member state of the European Union that adopts or has adopted the euro as its lawful currency in accordance with legislation of the European Union relating to economic and monetary union.
"PBGC" means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA and any successor entity performing similar functions.
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"Permitted Encumbrances" means:

(a)    Liens imposed by law for Taxes that are not yet due or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.04;
(b)    carriers', warehousemen's, mechanics', materialmen's, repairmen's and other like Liens imposed by law, arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue by more than thirty (30) days or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.04;
(c)    pledges and deposits made in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers' compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws or regulations;
(d)    deposits to secure the performance of tenders, bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, government contracts, performance bonds and return-of-money bonds, insurance premiums other obligations of a like nature, in each case in the ordinary course of business;
(e)    judgment Liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default under clause (k) of Section 8.01;
(f)    easements, encroachments, covenants, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way, restrictions, minor defects or irregularities in title and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of the Company, any Borrower or any Subsidiary;
(g)    operating leases or subleases entered into in the ordinary course of business and easements or rights of way granted to others, that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of the Company, any Borrower or any Subsidiary;
(h)    Liens arising from Uniform Commercial Code financing statements filed with respect to operating leases that are permitted by this Agreement and not capitalized, and that do not secure any monetary obligations;
(i)    any interest or title (and any Lien affecting the interest or title) of (i) a lessor or sublessor under any lease or sublease to be mortgaged as security hereunder permitted by this Agreement, (ii) any underlying lessor of such a lease or sublease (e.g., an underlying ground or operating lease or prime lease), and (iii) a grantor or licensor of any easements and rights of way to be mortgaged as security hereunder or otherwise permitted by this Agreement, in each case that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of the Company, any Borrower or any Subsidiary;
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(j)    Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods incurred in the ordinary course of business;
(k)    the interests of licensors and licensees (and Liens on the interests of any licensors or licensee) under license agreements incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(l)    Liens of collecting banks under the UCC on items in the course of collection and statutory Liens and customary rights of set-off of banks and Liens attaching to commodity trading accounts or other brokerage accounts incurred in the ordinary course of business and not for speculative purposes; and

(m)    (i) Liens (A) on advances of cash or Permitted Investments in favor of the seller of any property to be acquired in an acquisition or investment permitted by Section 6.04 to be applied against the purchase price for such acquisition or investment and (B) consisting of an agreement to dispose of any property in a disposition permitted by Section 6.05, in each case, solely to the extent such acquisition, investment or disposition, as the case may be, would have been permitted on the date of the creation of such Lien, and (ii) earnest money deposits of cash or Permitted Investments by a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement permitted by the terms of this Agreement;
provided that the term "Permitted Encumbrances" shall not include any Lien securing Indebtedness.
"Permitted Investments" means:
(a)    direct obligations of, or obligations the principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the U.S. (or by any agency thereof to the extent such obligations are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S.), in each case maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof;
(b)    investments in commercial paper maturing within 270 days from the date of acquisition thereof and having, at such date of acquisition, the highest credit rating obtainable from S&P or from Moody's;
(c)    investments in certificates of deposit, bankers' acceptances and demand or time deposits maturing within 180 days from the date of acquisition thereof issued or guaranteed by or placed with, and money market deposit accounts issued or offered by, any domestic office of any commercial bank organized under the laws of the U.S. or any state thereof which has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $500,000,000;
(d)    fully collateralized repurchase agreements with a term of not more than 30 days for securities described in clause (a) above and entered into with a financial institution satisfying the criteria described in clause (c) above; and
(e)    money market funds that (i) comply with the criteria set forth in Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 2a7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, (ii) are rated AAA by S&P and Aaa by Moody's and (iii) have portfolio assets of at least $5,000,000,000.
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"Person" means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.
"Pounds Sterling", "GBP" or "£" means the lawful money of the United Kingdom.
"Plan" means any employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, and in respect of which the Company, any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate is (or, if such plan were terminated, would under Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an "employer" as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.
"Platform" means Debt Domain, Intralinks, Syndtrak or a substantially similar electronic transmission system.
"Prepayment Event" means:
(a)    any sale, transfer or other disposition (including pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction) of any property or asset of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary after the Effective Date, other than dispositions permitted by Section 6.05 (except permitted sales under Section 6.05(q), which such sales will result in a "Prepayment Event"); or
(b)    any casualty or other insured damage to, or any taking under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding of, any property or asset of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary with a fair value immediately prior to such event (as determined in good faith by such Loan Party or Subsidiary) equal to or greater than $2,500,000; or
(c)    the incurrence by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Indebtedness after the Effective Date, other than Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01.
"Prime Rate" means the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by Chase as its prime rate in effect at its principal offices in New York City. Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced as being effective.
"Pro Forma Basis" means, with respect to compliance with any test or covenant hereunder for an applicable period of measurement, compliance with such test or covenant after giving effect to (a) any acquisition of an entity or business that is (or, subject to the satisfaction of such test or covenant would be) permitted under Sections 6.04(l) or (m) (and any related incurrence, repayment or assumption of Indebtedness), (b) the making of any Restricted Payment that is (or, subject to the satisfaction of such test or covenant would be) permitted under Sections 6.08(c) and (d), or (c) any increase in the Revolving Commitments that is (or, subject to the satisfaction of such test or covenant would be) permitted under Section 2.08(f) (including, in each case, (i) pro forma adjustments arising out of events which are directly attributable to such acquisition, the making of such Restricted Payment or incurrence of such Indebtedness, are factually supportable and are reasonably expected to have a continuing impact, in each case as determined on a basis consistent with Article 11 of Regulation S-X of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, as interpreted by the SEC and (ii) such other adjustments as are otherwise acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion, and as certified by a Financial Officer of the CSW Borrower), using, for purposes of determining such compliance, the historical financial statements of all entities or assets so acquired and the consolidated financial statements of Company and its Subsidiaries, which shall be reformulated as if (x) such acquisitions have been consummated at the beginning during the period (and any other Indebtedness or other liabilities incurred or repaid in connection with such acquisitions, had been incurred or repaid at the beginning of such period), (y) such Restricted Payments
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had been made at the beginning of such period and (z) such increase in the Revolving Commitments had been consummated at the beginning of such period (and assuming that (1) any Loan incurred bears interest during any portion of the applicable measurement period prior to the relevant transaction at the weighted average of the interest rates applicable to outstanding Loans incurred during such period and (2) any other Indebtedness incurred bears interest during any portion of the applicable measurement period prior to the relevant transaction at the rate which is or would be in effect with respect to such Indebtedness incurred during such period).
"Pro Forma Compliance" means, at any date of determination, that the Company shall be in compliance on a pro forma basis with each of the financial covenants set forth in Article VII as of the last day of the most recent four (4) fiscal quarter period for which financial statements are then required to have been delivered or are otherwise available (computed on the basis of (a) balance sheet amounts as of such date and (b) income statement amounts for such four (4) fiscal quarter period and calculated on a Pro Forma Basis in respect of the event giving rise to such determination)
"Public-Sider" means a Lender whose representatives may trade in securities of the Company or its controlling person or any of its Subsidiaries while in possession of the financial statements provided by, or on behalf of, any Loan Party under the terms of this Agreement.
"Qualified ECP Guarantor" means, in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Loan Party that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time the relevant Loan Guaranty or grant of the relevant security interest becomes or would become effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or such other person as constitutes an "eligible contract participant" under the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and can cause another person to qualify as an "eligible contract participant" at such time by entering into a keepwell under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
"Qualified Equity Interests" means any Equity Interests that are not Disqualified Equity Interests.
"Quotation Day" means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing for any Interest Period, (a) if the currency is Pounds Sterling or Canadian Dollars, the first day of such Interest Period, (b) if the currency is Euro, two TARGET2 days before the first day of such Interest Period, (c) for any other currency, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, unless, in each case, market practice differs in the relevant market where the Eurocurrency Rate for such currency is to be determined, in which case the Quotation Day will be determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with market practice in such market (and if quotations would normally be given on more than one day, then the Quotation Day will be the last of those days).
"Real Property" means all real property that was, is now or may hereafter be owned, occupied or otherwise controlled by any Loan Party or Subsidiary pursuant to any contract of sale, lease or other conveyance of any legal interest in any real property to any Loan Party or Subsidiary.
"Recipient" means, as applicable, (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender and (c) any Issuing Bank, or any combination thereof (as the context requires).
"Reference Banks" means, in relation to Loans denominated in any Agreed Currency such banks that have consented to act as a reference bank as may be appointed by the Administrative Agent in consultation with the Borrower Representative.
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"Reference Bank Rate" means the arithmetic mean of the rates (rounded upwards to four decimal places) supplied to the Administrative Agent at its request by the Reference Banks (as the case may be) as of the Specified Time on the Quotation Day for Loans in the applicable currency and the applicable Interest Period:
(a)    in relation to Loans denominated in Euros, as the rate which the relevant Reference Bank assesses to be the rate at which Euro interbank term deposits in euros and for the relevant period are offered for spot value (T+2) by one prime bank to another prime bank within the EMU zone;
(b)    in relation to Loans in Canadian Dollars, as the rate at which the relevant Reference Bank is willing to extend credit by the purchase of bankers’ acceptances which have been accepted by banks which are for the time being customarily regarded as being of appropriate credit standing for such purpose with a term to maturity equal to the relevant Interest Period; and
(c)    in relation to Loans in any currency other than Euros or Canadian Dollars, as the rate at which the relevant Reference Bank could borrow funds in the London interbank market in the relevant currency and for the relevant period, were it to do so by asking for and then accepting interbank offers in reasonable market size in that currency and for that period.
"Register" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.04.
"Related Parties" means, with respect to any specified Person, such Person's Affiliates and the respective directors, officers, partners, members, trustees, employees, agents, administrators, managers, representatives and advisors of such Person and such Person's Affiliates.
"Release" means any releasing, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, migrating, disposing, or dumping of any substance into the environment.
"Report" means reports prepared by the Administrative Agent or another Person showing the results of appraisals, field examinations or audits pertaining to the assets of any Loan Party from information furnished by or on behalf of the Borrowers, after the Administrative Agent has exercised its rights of inspection pursuant to this Agreement, which Reports may be distributed to the Lenders by the Administrative Agent.
"Required Lenders" means, at any time, two or more Lenders (other than Defaulting Lenders) having Revolving Exposure and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Exposure and unused Commitments at such time; provided that, for purposes of declaring the Loans to be due and payable pursuant to Article VIII, and for all purposes after the Loans become due and payable pursuant to Article VIII or the Commitments expire or terminate, then, as to each Lender, clause (a) of the definition of Swingline Exposure shall only be applicable for purposes of determining its Revolving Exposure to the extent such Lender shall have funded its participation in the outstanding Swingline Loans.
"Requirement of Law" means, with respect to any Person, (a) the charter, articles or certificate of organization or incorporation and bylaws or operating, management or partnership agreement, or other organizational or governing documents of such Person and (b) any statute, law (including common law), treaty, rule, regulation, code, ordinance, order, decree, writ, judgment, injunction or determination of any arbitrator or court or other Governmental Authority (including
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Environmental Laws), in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.
"Restricted Payment" means (i) any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interest in any Loan Party, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such Equity Interests or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such Equity Interests, (ii) any fee, charge, payment or distribution (including any sinking fund or other similar deposit) of any kind to any Affiliate (other than to a Loan Party) in respect of any advisory, management or consulting agreement or in respect of any monitoring, oversight, transaction or similar fees and (iii) any earnout payment or seller finance payment. For the avoidance of doubt, contributions to and distributions from the ESOP, a Plan or any other employee benefit plan do not constitute Restricted Payments.
"Revolving Commitment" means, with respect to each Lender, the commitment, if any, of such Lender to make Revolving Loans in the Agreed Currencies and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate permitted amount of such Lender's Revolving Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to (a) Section 2.08 and (b) assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 10.04. The initial amount of each Lender's Revolving Commitment is set forth on the Commitment Schedule, or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Revolving Commitment, as applicable. The aggregate Dollar Amount of the Lenders' Revolving Commitments as of the First Amendment Effective Date is $300,000,000.
"Revolving Credit Maturity Date" means September 15, 2022 (if the same is a Business Day, or if not then the immediately next succeeding Business Day) or any earlier date on which the Revolving Commitments are reduced to zero or otherwise terminated pursuant to the terms hereof, (and, with respect to any Extended Revolving Commitment, the maturity date applicable to such Extended Revolving Commitment in accordance with the terms hereof if the same is a Business Day, or if not then the immediately next succeeding Business Day, or any earlier date on which such Extended Revolving Commitment is reduced to zero or otherwise terminated pursuant to the terms hereof).
"Revolving Exposure" means, with respect to any Lender, at any time, the sum of the aggregate outstanding principal Dollar Amount of such Lender's (a) Revolving Loans plus (b) LC Exposure plus (c) Swingline Exposure, at such time.
"Revolving Lender" means, as of any date of determination, a Lender with a Revolving Commitment or, if the Revolving Commitments have terminated or expired, a Lender with Revolving Exposure.
"Revolving Loan" means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.01.
"S&P" means Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, a Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC business.
"Sale and Leaseback Transaction" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.06.
"Sanctioned Country" means, at any time, a country, region or territory that is itself the subject or target of any Sanctions (on the Effective Date, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria).
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"Sanctioned Person" means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC, or the U.S. Department of State or by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom or other relevant sanctions authority, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country or (c) any Person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b).
"Sanctions" means all economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state or Her Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom or other relevant sanctions authority.
"SEC" means the Securities and Exchange Commission of the U.S.
"Secured Obligations" means all Obligations, together with all (i) Banking Services Obligations and (ii) Swap Agreement Obligations owing to one or more Lenders or their respective Affiliates; provided, however, that the definition of "Secured Obligations" shall not create any guarantee by any Guarantor of (or grant of security interest by any Guarantor to support, as applicable) any Excluded Swap Obligations of such Guarantor for purposes of determining any obligations of any Guarantor.
"Secured Parties" means (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) the Lenders, (c) the Issuing Bank, (d) each provider of Banking Services, to the extent the Banking Services Obligations in respect thereof constitute Secured Obligations, (e) each counterparty to any Swap Agreement, to the extent the obligations thereunder constitute Secured Obligations, (f) the beneficiaries of each indemnification obligation undertaken by any Loan Party under any Loan Document, and (g) the successors and assigns of each of the foregoing.
"Security Agreement" means that certain First Amended and Restated Pledge and Security Agreement (including any and all supplements thereto), dated as of November 30, 2016, among the Loan Parties and the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, and any other pledge or security agreement entered into, after the date of this Agreement by any other Loan Party (as required by this Agreement or any other Loan Document) or any other Person for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
"Screen Rate" means the LIBO Screen Rate and the CDOR Screen Rate, collectively and individually as the context may require.
"Second Amendment Effective Date" means the date on which the conditions specified in Section 3.1 of the Second Amendment to First Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of March 10, 2021, by and among the Borrowers, the other Loan Parties party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent are satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 10.02).
"Specified Time" means (a) in relation to a Loan in Canadian Dollars, as of 11:00 A.M. Toronto, Ontario time; and (b) in relation to a Loan in a LIBOR Quoted Currency, as of 11:00 A.M., London time.
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"SpinOff" means the transaction in which the Equity Interests of certain of the Guarantors were contributed to the Company, and the Equity Interests of the Company were subsequently distributed by Capital Southwest Corporation to its shareholders.
"Statement" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.17(g).
"Strathmore Acquisition" means the acquisition whereby the Whitmore Borrower purchased substantially all of the assets of Strathmore Products, Inc.
"Strathmore Holdings" means Strathmore Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.
"Statutory Reserve Rate" means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve, liquid asset, fees or similar requirements (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves or other requirements) established by any central bank, monetary authority, the Board, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the European Central Bank or other Governmental Authority for any category of deposits or liabilities customarily used to fund loans in the applicable currency, expressed in the case of each such requirement as a decimal. Such reserve, liquid asset, fees or similar requirements shall include without limitation those imposed pursuant to Regulation D of the Board. Eurocurrency Loans shall be deemed to be subject to such reserve, liquid asset, fee or similar requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under any applicable law, rule or regulation, including without limitation Regulation D of the Board or any comparable regulation. The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve, liquid asset, fee or similar requirement.
"Subordinated Indebtedness" of a Person means any Indebtedness of such Person, the payment and performance of which is fully subordinated to the payment and performance of the Secured Obligations on terms and conditions, and pursuant to documentation, in each case reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided that, in no event shall any such Subordinated Indebtedness (a) be secured or benefit from any Lien on the assets of any Loan Party or Subsidiary, (b) mature, require any principal payment, contain any mandatory redemption provision, prepayment provision or any other term or provision that would provide for the payment or return of any principal of such Subordinated Indebtedness (or a sinking fund or any other similar arrangement) prior to a date that is 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date, (c) be guaranteed by or benefit from any other assurance from any Loan Party or Subsidiary or (d) contain terms and conditions that are, taken as a whole, more restrictive in any manner than those set forth in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents; provided that all-in cash pricing on Subordinated Indebtedness may be up to 8.00% per annum higher than the all-in pricing on the Loans.
"subsidiary" means, with respect to any Person (the "parent") at any date, any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity, the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of the parent in the parent's consolidated financial statements if such financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP as of such date, as well as any other corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity (a) of which securities or other ownership interests representing more than 50% of the equity or more than 50% of the ordinary voting power or, in the case of a partnership, more than 50% of the general partnership interests are, as of such date, owned, controlled or held, or (b) that is, as of such date, otherwise Controlled, by the parent or one or more subsidiaries of the parent or by the parent and one or more subsidiaries of the parent.
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Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, in no event shall the JV Entity constitute a "subsidiary" of any Loan Party for any purpose of this Agreement and/or any of the other Loan Documents upon and following the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the JV Purchase Agreement, for so long as 100% of the Equity Interests issued by such entity are not owned by a Loan Party.
"Subsidiary" means any direct or indirect subsidiary of the Company, a Borrower or a Loan Party, as applicable (it being understood that the phrase Subsidiaries of the Company includes both Borrowers). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, in no event shall the JV Entity constitute a "Subsidiary" for any purpose of this Agreement and/or any of the other Loan Documents upon and following the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the JV Purchase Agreement, for so long as 100% of the Equity Interests issued by such entity are not owned by a Loan Party.
"Swap Agreement" means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, spot, future, credit default or derivative transaction or option or similar agreement involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity or debt instruments or securities, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value or any similar transaction or any combination of these transactions; provided that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees or consultants of the Company, the Borrowers or their Subsidiaries shall be a Swap Agreement.
"Swap Agreement Obligations" means any and all obligations of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor), under (a) any Swap Agreement permitted hereunder with a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, and (b) any cancellations, buy backs, reversals, terminations or assignments of any Swap Agreement transaction permitted hereunder with a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender.
"Swap Obligation" 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 or any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.
"Swingline Exposure" means, at any time, the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans outstanding at such time. The Swingline Exposure of any Revolving Lender at any time shall be the sum of (a) its Applicable Percentage of the total Swingline Exposure at such time other than with respect to any Swingline Loans made by such Revolving Lender in its capacity as the Swingline Lender and (b) the principal amount of all Swingline Loans made by such Revolving Lender in its capacity as the Swingline Lender outstanding at such time (less the amount of participations funded by the other Lenders in such Swingline Loans).
"Swingline Lender" means Chase, in its capacity as lender of Swingline Loans hereunder. Any consent required of the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank shall be deemed to be required of the Swingline Lender and any consent given by Chase in its capacity as Administrative Agent or Issuing Bank shall be deemed given by Chase in its capacity as Swingline Lender as well.
"Swingline Loan" means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.04.
"Target" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.04(l)(iii).
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"TARGET2" means the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer (TARGET2) payment system (or, if such payment system ceases to be operative, such other payment system reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent to be a suitable replacement) for the settlement of payments in euro.
"Taxes" means any and all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), value added taxes, or any other goods and services, use or sales taxes, assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
"Total Leverage Ratio" means on any date of determination for the Company and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, the ratio of (a) Funded Debt on such date of determination to (b) EBITDA calculated for the four fiscal quarter period most recently ended.
"Transactions" means the execution, delivery and performance by the Borrowers and the other Loan Parties of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, the borrowing of Loans and other credit extensions, the use of the proceeds thereof and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder.
"Type", when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether the rate of interest on such Loan, or on the Loans comprising such Borrowing, is determined by reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate, or the Alternate Base Rate.
"UCC" means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in the State of New York or in any other state, the laws of which are required to be applied in connection with the issue of perfection of security interests.
"Unliquidated Obligations" means, at any time, any Secured Obligations (or portion thereof) that are contingent in nature or unliquidated at such time, including any Secured Obligation that is: (i) an obligation to reimburse a bank for drawings not yet made under a letter of credit issued by it; (ii) any other obligation (including any guarantee) that is contingent in nature at such time; or (iii) an obligation to provide collateral to secure any of the foregoing types of obligations.
"U.S." means the United States of America.
"U.S. Person" means a "United States person" within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
"USA PATRIOT Act" means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.
"U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.16(f)(ii)(B)(3).
"Whitmore Borrower" means Whitmore Manufacturing, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a Subsidiary of the CSW Borrower, formerly known as The Whitmore Manufacturing Company.
"Whitmore Borrower Sublimit" means $35,000,000. The Whitmore Borrower Sublimit is a part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Commitment.
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"Write-Down and Conversion Powers" means, with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.
SECTION 1.02.    Classification of Loans and Borrowings. For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a "Revolving Loan") or by Type (e.g., a "Eurocurrency Loan") or by Class and Type (e.g., a "Eurocurrency Revolving Loan"). Borrowings also may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a "Revolving Borrowing") or by Type (e.g., a "Eurocurrency Borrowing") or by Class and Type (e.g., a "Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing").
SECTION 1.03.    Terms Generally. The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words "include", "includes" and "including" shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase "without limitation". The word "law" shall be construed as referring to all statutes, rules, regulations, codes and other laws (including official rulings and interpretations thereunder having the force of law or with which affected Persons customarily comply) and all judgments, orders and decrees of all Governmental Authorities. The word "will" shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word "shall". Unless the context requires otherwise (a) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, restatements, supplements or modifications set forth herein), (b) any definition of or reference to any statute, rule or regulation shall be construed as referring thereto as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (including by succession of comparable successor laws), (c) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person's successors and assigns (subject to any restrictions on assignments set forth herein) and, in the case of any Governmental Authority, any other Governmental Authority that shall have succeeded to any or all functions thereof, (d) the words "herein", "hereof" and "hereunder", and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof, (e) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement, (f) any reference in any definition to the phrase "at any time" or "for any period" shall refer to the same time or period for all calculations or determinations within such definition, and (g) 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.
SECTION 1.04.    Accounting Terms; GAAP. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature shall be construed in accordance with GAAP, as in effect from time to time; provided that, if after the date hereof there occurs any change in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of any provision hereof and Borrower Representative notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrowers request an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of such change in GAAP or in the application thereof (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower Representative that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all
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computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made (i) without giving effect to any election under Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 8251025 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of the Company or any Subsidiary at "fair value", as defined therein and (ii) without giving effect to any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 47020 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof.
SECTION 1.05.    Pro Forma Adjustments for Acquisitions and Dispositions. To the extent the Company, a Borrower or any Subsidiary makes any acquisition permitted pursuant to Section 6.04 or disposition of assets outside the ordinary course of business during the period of four fiscal quarters of the Company most recently ended, the Total Leverage Ratio and the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto (including pro forma adjustments arising out of events which are directly attributable to the acquisition or the disposition of assets, are factually supportable and are reasonably expected to have a continuing impact, in each case as determined on a basis consistent with Article 11 of Regulation S-X of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, as interpreted by the SEC or that are otherwise acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion, and as certified by a Financial Officer of the CSW Borrower), as if such acquisition or such disposition (and any related incurrence, repayment or assumption of Indebtedness and Funded Debt) had occurred in the first day of such four-quarter period; provided that the interest rate for any such Funded Debt incurred or assumed in connection with such acquisition shall have an implied rate of interest determined by utilizing the rate which is or would be in effect with respect to such Funded Debt as at the relevant date of determination.
SECTION 1.06.    Status of Obligations. In the event that any Borrower or any other Loan Party shall at any time issue or have outstanding any Subordinated Indebtedness, the Company or such Borrower shall take or cause such other Loan Party to take all such actions as shall be necessary to cause the Secured Obligations to constitute senior indebtedness (however denominated) in respect of such Subordinated Indebtedness and to enable the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to have and exercise any payment blockage or other remedies available or potentially available to holders of senior indebtedness under the terms of such Subordinated Indebtedness. Without limiting the foregoing, the Secured Obligations are hereby designated as "senior indebtedness" and as "designated senior indebtedness" and words of similar import under and in respect of any indenture or other agreement or instrument under which such Subordinated Indebtedness is outstanding and are further given all such other designations as shall be required under the terms of any such Subordinated Indebtedness in order that the Lenders may have and exercise any payment blockage or other remedies available or potentially available to holders of senior indebtedness under the terms of such Subordinated Indebtedness.
ARTICLE II

The Credits
SECTION 2.01.    Commitments. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender severally (and not jointly) agrees to make revolving loans in Agreed Currencies to the Borrowers from time to time during the Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount that will not result (after giving effect to any application of proceeds of such Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.09) in (a) such Lender's Revolving Exposure exceeding such Lender's Revolving Commitment, (b) the Aggregate Revolving Exposure exceeding the aggregate Revolving Commitments, or (c) the aggregate Foreign
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Currency Exposure of all Lenders exceeding the Foreign Currency Sublimit; provided, that the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all Revolving Loans made to the Whitmore Borrower shall not at any time exceed the Whitmore Borrower Sublimit. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrowers may borrow, prepay and reborrow Revolving Loans. For the avoidance of doubt, on the First Amendment Effective Date, the Borrowers increased the aggregate Revolving Commitments to $300,000,000 by obtaining additional Revolving Commitment from one of the Lenders pursuant to the terms and conditions of Section 2.08 (as in effect prior to the First Amendment Effective Date).
SECTION 2.02.    Loans and Borrowings.
(a)    Each Loan (other than a Swingline Loan) shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Loans of the same Class and Type made by the Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective Commitments of the applicable Class. The failure of any Lender to make any Loan required to be made by it shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligations hereunder; provided that the Commitments of the Lenders are several and no Lender shall be responsible for any other Lender's failure to make Loans as required. ABR Loans may only be borrowed in Dollars. Any Swingline Loan shall be made in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.04.
(b)    Subject to Section 2.13, each Revolving Borrowing shall be comprised entirely of ABR Loans denominated in Dollars or Eurocurrency Loans denominated in the designated Agreed Currency as the Borrower Representative may request in accordance herewith. Each Swingline Loan shall be an ABR Loan. Each Lender at its option may make any Eurocurrency Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Lender to make such Loan (and in the case of an Affiliate, the provisions of Sections 2.13, 2.14, 2.15 and 2.16 shall apply to such Affiliate to the same extent as to such Lender); provided that any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of the Borrowers to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

(c)    At the commencement of each Interest Period for any Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount equal to a Dollar Amount that is an integral multiple of $100,000 and not less than $500,000. At the time that each ABR Revolving Borrowing is made, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of $50,000 and not less than $250,000; provided that an ABR Revolving Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused balance of the total Revolving Commitments or that is required to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.05(e). Each Swingline Loan shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $50,000 and not less than $250,000. Borrowings of more than one Type and Class may be outstanding at the same time; provided that there shall not at any time be more than a total of six Eurocurrency Borrowings outstanding.
(d)    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrowers shall not be entitled to request, or to elect to convert or continue, any Borrowing if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date.
SECTION 2.03.    Requests for Borrowings. To request a Borrowing, the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request either in writing (delivered by hand or fax) in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower Representative or by telephone or through Electronic Systems, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Administrative Agent, (a) in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars, not later than 11:00 a.m., Local Time, three Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing, (b) in the case of
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a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in a Foreign Currency, not later than 12:00 noon Local Time, four Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing or (c) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., Local Time, one Business Day before the date of the proposed Borrowing; provided that any such notice of an ABR Revolving Borrowing to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.05(e) may be given not later than 10:00 a.m., Local Time, on the date of the proposed Borrowing; provided, that in the case of the foregoing clause (b), each such notice may only be in writing (delivered by hand, fax or email). Each such telephonic Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery, fax or a communication through Electronic Systems to the Administrative Agent of a written Borrowing Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower Representative. Each such telephonic and written Borrowing Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.01:
(i)    the Class of Borrowing, the aggregate amount of the requested Borrowing, and a breakdown of the separate wires comprising such Borrowing;
(ii)    the name of the applicable Borrower(s) and the amount of each Borrowing for the applicable Borrower;
(iii)    the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day;
(iv)    whether such Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurocurrency Borrowing;
(v)    in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the Agreed Currency applicable thereto; and
(vi)    in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term "Interest Period."
If no election as to the Type of Revolving Borrowing is specified, then the requested Revolving Borrowing shall be an ABR Borrowing in Dollars. If no Agreed Currency is specified with respect to any requested initial Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing, then the requested Revolving Borrowing shall be a Borrowing in Dollars. If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any requested Eurocurrency Revolving Borrowing, then the applicable Borrower(s) shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month's duration. Promptly following receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the details thereof and of the amount of such Lender's Loan to be made as part of the requested Borrowing.
SECTION 2.04.    Swingline Loans.
(a)    Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, from time to time during the Availability Period, the Swingline Lender agrees to make Swingline Loans denominated in Dollars to the CSW Borrower, in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding that will not result in (i) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Swingline Loans exceeding $10,000,000, (ii) the Swingline Lender's Revolving Exposure exceeding its Revolving Commitment or (iii) the Aggregate Revolving Exposures exceeding the aggregate Revolving Commitments; provided that the Swingline Lender shall not be required to make a Swingline Loan to refinance an outstanding Swingline Loan. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the CSW Borrower may borrow, prepay and reborrow Swingline Loans. To request a Swingline Loan, the CSW Borrower shall notify the
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Administrative Agent of such request by telephone (confirmed by fax) or through Electronic Systems, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Administrative Agent, not later than 12:00 p.m., Local Time, on the day of a proposed Swingline Loan. Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the requested date (which shall be a Business Day) and amount of the requested Swingline Loan. The Administrative Agent will promptly advise the Swingline Lender of any such notice received from the CSW Borrower. The Swingline Lender shall make each Swingline Loan available to the CSW Borrower by means of a credit to the Funding Account(s) (or, in the case of a Swingline Loan made to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.05(e), by remittance to the Issuing Bank, and in the case of repayment of another Loan or fees or expenses as provided by Section 2.17(c), by remittance to the Administrative Agent to be distributed to the Lenders) by 2:00 p.m., Local Time, on the requested date of such Swingline Loan.
(b)    The Swingline Lender may by written notice given to the Administrative Agent require the Revolving Lenders to acquire participations on such Business Day in all or a portion of the Swingline Loans outstanding. Such notice shall specify the aggregate amount of Swingline Loans in which the Revolving Lenders will participate. Promptly upon receipt of such notice, the Administrative Agent will give notice thereof to each Revolving Lender, specifying in such notice such Lender's Applicable Percentage of such Swingline Loan or Loans. Each Revolving Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees, promptly upon such notice from the Administrative Agent (and in any event, if such notice is received by 11:00 a.m., Local Time, on a Business Day no later than 4:00 p.m. Local Time on such Business Day and if received after 11:00 a.m., Local Time, "on a Business Day" shall mean no later than 9:00 a.m. Local Time on the immediately succeeding Business Day), to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Swingline Lender, such Lender's Applicable Percentage of such Swingline Loan or Loans. Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations in Swingline Loans pursuant to this paragraph is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including the occurrence and continuance of a Default or reduction or termination of the Revolving Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever. Each Revolving Lender shall comply with its obligation under this paragraph by wire transfer of immediately available funds, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.06 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.06 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Lenders), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the Swingline Lender the amounts so received by it from the Revolving Lenders. The Administrative Agent shall notify the CSW Borrower of any participations in any Swingline Loan acquired pursuant to this paragraph, and thereafter payments in respect of such Swingline Loan shall be made to the Administrative Agent and not to the Swingline Lender. Any amounts received by the Swingline Lender from the CSW Borrower (or other party on behalf of the CSW Borrower) in respect of a Swingline Loan after receipt by the Swingline Lender of the proceeds of a sale of participations therein shall be promptly remitted to the Administrative Agent; any such amounts received by the Administrative Agent shall be promptly remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Revolving Lenders that shall have made their payments pursuant to this paragraph and to the Swingline Lender, as their interests may appear; provided that any such payment so remitted shall be repaid to the Swingline Lender or to the Administrative Agent, as applicable, if and to the extent such payment is required to be refunded to the CSW Borrower for any reason. The purchase of participations in a Swingline Loan pursuant to this paragraph shall not relieve the CSW Borrower of any default in the payment thereof.
SECTION 2.05. Letters of Credit.
(a)    General. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the CSW Borrower may request the issuance of standby Letters of Credit denominated in an Agreed Currency as the applicant
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thereof for the support of the obligations of the CSW Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof that is a Loan Party, in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank, at any time and from time to time during the Availability Period. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and conditions of any form of letter of credit application or other agreement submitted by the CSW Borrower to, or entered into by the CSW Borrower with, the Issuing Bank relating to any Letter of Credit, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall control. The CSW Borrower unconditionally and irrevocably agrees that, in connection with any Letter of Credit issued for the support of any Subsidiary's obligations as provided in the first sentence of this paragraph, the CSW Borrower will be fully responsible for the reimbursement of LC Disbursements in accordance with the terms hereof, the payment of interest thereon and the payment of fees due under Section 2.11(b) to the same extent as if it were the sole account party in respect of such Letter of Credit (the CSW Borrower hereby irrevocably waiving any defenses that might otherwise be available to it as a guarantor or surety of the obligations of such Subsidiary that is an account party in respect of any such Letter of Credit). Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Issuing Bank shall have no obligation hereunder to issue, and shall not issue, any Letter of Credit (i) the proceeds of which would be made available to any Person (A) to fund any activity or business of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any country or territory that, at the time of such funding, is the subject of any Sanctions or (B) in any manner that would result in a violation of any Sanctions by any party to this Agreement, (ii) if any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain the Issuing Bank from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any Requirement of Law relating to the Issuing Bank or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over the Issuing Bank shall prohibit, or request that the Issuing Bank refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon the Issuing Bank with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which the Issuing Bank is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Effective Date, or shall impose upon the Issuing Bank any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Effective Date and which the Issuing Bank in good faith deems material to it, or (iii) if the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of the Issuing Bank applicable to letters of credit generally; provided that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith or in the implementation thereof, and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements 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 not to be in effect on the Effective Date for purposes of clause (ii) above, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued or implemented.
(b)    Notice of Issuance, Amendment, Renewal, Extension; Certain Conditions. To request the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or the amendment, renewal or extension of an outstanding Letter of Credit), the CSW Borrower shall hand deliver or fax (or transmit through Electronic Systems, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Issuing Bank) to the Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent (reasonably in advance of the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension, but in any event no less than three Business Days) a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended, renewed or extended, and specifying the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (which shall be a Business Day), the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which shall comply with paragraph (c) of this Section), the amount of such Letter of Credit, the Agreed Currency applicable thereto, the name and address of the beneficiary thereof, and such other information as shall be necessary to prepare, amend, renew or extend such Letter of Credit. If requested by the Issuing Bank, the CSW Borrower also shall submit a letter of credit application on the
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Issuing Bank's standard form in connection with any request for a Letter of Credit. A Letter of Credit shall be issued, amended, renewed or extended only if (and upon issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of each Letter of Credit the CSW Borrower shall be deemed to represent and warrant that), after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (i) the aggregate LC Exposure shall not exceed $25,000,000, (ii) no Lender's Revolving Exposure shall exceed its Revolving Commitment, (iii) the Aggregate Revolving Exposure shall not exceed the aggregate Revolving Commitments and (iv) the Foreign Currency Exposure shall not exceed the Foreign Currency Sublimit. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary contained herein, no Issuing Bank shall be obligated to issue or modify any Letter of Credit if, immediately after giving effect thereto, the outstanding LC Exposure in respect of all Letters of Credit issued by such Person and its Affiliates would exceed such Issuing Bank’s Issuing Bank Sublimit. Without limiting the foregoing and without affecting the limitations contained herein, it is understood and agreed that the CSW Borrower may from time to time request that an Issuing Bank issue Letters of Credit in excess of its individual Issuing Bank Sublimit in effect at the time of such request, and each Issuing Bank agrees to consider any such request in good faith. Any Letter of Credit so issued by an Issuing Bank in excess of its individual Issuing Bank Sublimit then in effect shall nonetheless constitute a Letter of Credit for all purposes of this Agreement, and shall not affect the Issuing Bank Sublimit of any other Issuing Bank, subject to the limitations on the aggregate LC Exposure set forth in clause (i) of this Section 2.05(b).
(c)    Expiration Date. Each Letter of Credit shall expire (or be subject to termination or non-renewal by notice from the Issuing Bank to the beneficiary thereof) at or prior to the close of business on the earlier of (i) the date one year after the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit (or, in the case of any renewal or extension thereof, including, without limitation, any automatic renewal provision, one year after such renewal or extension) and (ii) the date that is five Business Days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date. At the request of the CSW Borrower, the Issuing Bank may, in its sole discretion, renew any Letter of Credit with a one-year term for additional one-year periods not to extend past the date specified in the foregoing clause (ii).
(d)    Participations. By the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment to a Letter of Credit increasing the amount thereof) and without any further action on the part of the Issuing Bank or the Revolving Lenders, the Issuing Bank hereby grants to each Revolving Lender, and each Revolving Lender hereby acquires from the Issuing Bank, a participation in such Letter of Credit equal to such Lender's Applicable Percentage of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit. In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Revolving Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Issuing Bank, such Lender's Applicable Percentage of each LC Disbursement made by the Issuing Bank and not reimbursed by the Borrowers on the date due as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section, or of any reimbursement payment required to be refunded to the Borrowers for any reason. Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations pursuant to this paragraph in respect of Letters of Credit is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including any amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or the occurrence and continuance of a Default or reduction or termination of the Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever.
(e)    Reimbursement. If the Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, the Borrowers shall reimburse such LC Disbursement by paying to the Administrative Agent an amount equal to such LC Disbursement in the applicable Agreed Currency not later than 12:00 p.m., Local Time, on (i) the Business Day that the Borrower Representative receives notice of such LC Disbursement, if such notice is received prior to 10:00 a.m., Local Time, on the day of receipt, or (ii)
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the Business Day immediately following the day that the Borrower Representative receives such notice, if such notice is received after 10:00 a.m., Local Time, on the day of receipt; provided that, the Borrower Representative may, subject to the conditions to borrowing set forth herein, request in accordance with Section 2.03 or 2.04 that such payment be financed with an ABR Revolving Borrowing or Swingline Loan in an equivalent Dollar Amount and, to the extent so financed, the Borrowers' obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting ABR Revolving Borrowing or Swingline Loan. If the Borrowers fail to make such payment when due, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Revolving Lender of the applicable LC Disbursement, the payment then due from the Borrowers in respect thereof, and such Lender's Applicable Percentage thereof. Promptly following receipt of such notice, each Revolving Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent in Dollars its Applicable Percentage of the Dollar Amount of the payment then due from the Borrowers, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.06 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.06 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Revolving Lenders), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the Issuing Bank the amounts so received by it from the Revolving Lenders. Promptly following receipt by the Administrative Agent of any payment from the Borrowers pursuant to this paragraph, the Administrative Agent shall distribute such payment to the Issuing Bank or, to the extent that Revolving Lenders have made payments pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse the Issuing Bank, then to such Lenders and the Issuing Bank, as their interests may appear. Any payment made by a Revolving Lender pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse the Issuing Bank for any LC Disbursement (other than the funding of ABR Revolving Loans or a Swingline Loan as contemplated above) shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve the Borrowers of their obligation to reimburse such LC Disbursement. If the Borrowers' reimbursement of, or obligation to reimburse, any amounts in any Foreign Currency would subject a Credit Party to any stamp duty, ad valorem charge or similar tax that would not be payable if such reimbursement were made or required to be made in Dollars, the Borrowers shall, at their option, either (x) pay the amount of any such tax requested by such Credit Party or (y) reimburse each LC Disbursement made in such Foreign Currency in Dollars, in an amount equal to the Dollar Amount of such LC Disbursement on the date such LC Disbursement is made.
(f)    Obligations Absolute. The Borrowers' joint and several obligation to reimburse LC Disbursements as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under any and all circumstances whatsoever and irrespective of (i) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, or any term or provision therein or herein, (ii) any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent or invalid in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, (iii) any payment by the Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit, or (iv) any other event or circumstance whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this Section, constitute a legal or equitable discharge of, or provide a right of setoff against, the Borrowers' obligations hereunder. None of the Administrative Agent, the Revolving Lenders or the Issuing Bank, or any of their Related Parties, shall have any liability or responsibility by reason of or in connection with the issuance or transfer of any Letter of Credit, or any payment or failure to make any payment thereunder (irrespective of any of the circumstances referred to in the preceding sentence), or any error, omission, interruption, loss or delay in transmission or delivery of any draft, notice or other communication under or relating to any Letter of Credit (including any document required to make a drawing thereunder), any error in interpretation of technical terms or any consequence arising from causes beyond the control of the Issuing Bank; provided that the foregoing shall not be construed to excuse the Issuing Bank from liability to the Borrowers to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages, claims in respect of which are hereby waived by the Borrowers to the extent permitted by applicable law) suffered by any Borrower
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that are caused by the Issuing Bank's failure to exercise care when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof. The parties hereto expressly agree that, in the absence of gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct on the part of the Issuing Bank (as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction), the Issuing Bank shall be deemed to have exercised care in each such determination. In furtherance of the foregoing and without limiting the generality thereof, the parties agree that, with respect to documents presented which appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit, the Issuing Bank may, in its sole discretion, either accept and make payment upon such documents without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, or refuse to accept and make payment upon such documents if such documents are not in strict compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit.
(g)    Disbursement Procedures. The Issuing Bank shall, promptly following its receipt thereof, examine all documents purporting to represent a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit. The Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent and the CSW Borrower by telephone (confirmed by fax or email if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Issuing Bank) of such demand for payment and whether the Issuing Bank has made or will make an LC Disbursement thereunder; provided that any failure to give or delay in giving such notice shall not relieve the Borrowers of their obligation to reimburse the Issuing Bank and the Revolving Lenders with respect to any such LC Disbursement.
(h)    Interim Interest. If the Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement, then, unless the Borrowers shall reimburse such LC Disbursement in full on the date such LC Disbursement is made, the unpaid amount thereof shall bear interest, for each day from and including the date such LC Disbursement is made to but excluding the date that the Borrowers reimburse such LC Disbursement, at the rate per annum then applicable to ABR Revolving Loans and such interest shall be due and payable on the date when such reimbursement is due; provided that, if the Borrowers fail to reimburse such LC Disbursement when due pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section, then Section 2.12(c) shall apply. Interest accrued pursuant to this paragraph shall be for the account of the Issuing Bank, except that interest accrued on and after the date of payment by any Revolving Lender pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section to reimburse the Issuing Bank shall be for the account of such Lender to the extent of such payment.
(i)    Replacement of the Issuing Bank.
(i)    The Issuing Bank may be replaced at any time by written agreement among the CSW Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the replaced Issuing Bank and the successor Issuing Bank. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Revolving Lenders of any such replacement of the Issuing Bank. At the time any such replacement shall become effective, the Borrowers shall pay all unpaid fees accrued for the account of the replaced Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.11(b). From and after the effective date of any such replacement, (i) the successor Issuing Bank shall have all the rights and obligations of the Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit to be issued thereafter and (ii) references herein to the term "Issuing Bank" shall be deemed to refer to such successor or to any previous Issuing Bank, or to such successor and all previous Issuing Banks, as the context shall require. After the replacement of an Issuing Bank hereunder, the replaced Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit then outstanding and issued by it prior to such replacement, but shall not be required to issue additional Letters of Credit.
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(ii)    Subject to the appointment and acceptance of a successor Issuing Bank, the Issuing Bank may resign as an Issuing Bank at any time upon thirty days' prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, the Borrower Representative and the Lenders, in which case, such Issuing Bank shall be replaced in accordance with Section  2.05(i)(i) above.
(j)    Cash Collateralization. If any Event of Default exists, on the Business Day that the Borrower Representative receives notice from the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders (or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated, Revolving Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the aggregate LC Exposure) demanding the deposit of Cash Collateral pursuant to this paragraph, the Borrowers shall deposit in an account with the Administrative Agent, in the name of the Administrative Agent and for the benefit of the Revolving Lenders (the "LC Collateral Account"), an amount in cash equal to 105% of the LC Exposure as of such date plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon; provided that the obligation to deposit such Cash Collateral shall become effective immediately, and such deposit shall become immediately due and payable, without demand or other notice of any kind, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default with respect to any Borrower described in clause (h) or (i) of Section 8.01. The Borrowers also shall deposit Cash Collateral in accordance with this paragraph as and to the extent required by Section 2.10(b) or 2.19. Each such deposit shall be held by the Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the Secured Obligations. The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over the LC Collateral Account and the Borrowers hereby grant the Administrative Agent a security interest in the LC Collateral Account and all moneys or other assets on deposit therein or credited thereto. Other than any interest earned on the investment of such deposits, which investments shall be made at the option and sole discretion of the Administrative Agent and at the Borrowers' risk and expense, such deposits shall not bear interest. Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in such account. Moneys in such account shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse the Issuing Bank for LC Disbursements for which it has not been reimbursed and, to the extent not so applied, shall be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the Borrowers for the LC Exposure at such time or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated (but subject to the consent of Revolving Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the aggregate LC Exposure), be applied to satisfy other Secured Obligations. If the Borrowers are required to provide an amount of Cash Collateral hereunder as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrowers within three Business Days after all such Events of Default have been cured or waived as confirmed in writing by the Administrative Agent.
(k)    Issuing Bank Reports to the Administrative Agent. Unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank shall, in addition to its notification obligations set forth elsewhere in this Section, report in writing to the Administrative Agent (i) periodic activity (for such period or recurrent periods as shall be requested by the Administrative Agent) in respect of Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, including all issuances, extensions, amendments and renewals, all expirations and cancelations and all disbursements and reimbursements, (ii) reasonably prior to the time that such Issuing Bank issues, amends, renews or extends any Letter of Credit, the date of such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension, and the stated amount of the Letters of Credit issued, amended, renewed or extended by it and outstanding after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (and whether the amounts thereof shall have changed), (iii) on each Business Day on which such Issuing Bank makes any LC Disbursement, the date and amount of such LC Disbursement, (iv) on any Business Day on which a Borrower fails to reimburse an LC Disbursement required to be reimbursed to such Issuing Bank on such day, the date of such failure and the amount of such LC Disbursement, and (v) on any other Business Day, such other information as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request as to the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank.
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(l)    LC Exposure Determination. For all purposes of this Agreement, the amount of a Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof 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 the time of determination.
SECTION 2.06.    Funding of Borrowings.
(a)    Each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by such Lender hereunder on the proposed date thereof solely by wire transfer of immediately available funds in the requested Agreed Currency by 12:00 p.m., Local Time, to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders in an amount equal to such Lender's Applicable Percentage; provided that Swingline Loans shall be made as provided in Section 2.04. The Administrative Agent will make such Loans available to the Borrower Representative by promptly crediting the funds so received in the aforesaid account of the Administrative Agent to the Funding Account(s); provided that ABR Revolving Loans made to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.05(e) shall be remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Issuing Bank.
(b)    Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender's share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Section and 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 Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrowers severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the applicable Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation (including without limitation the Overnight Foreign Currency Rate in the case of Loans denominated in a Foreign Currency) or (ii) in the case of the Borrowers, the interest rate applicable to ABR Revolving Loans. If such Lender pays such amount to the Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender's Loan included in such Borrowing.
SECTION 2.07.    Interest Elections.
(a)    Each Borrowing initially shall be of the Type specified in the applicable Borrowing Request and, in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, shall have an initial Interest Period as specified in such Borrowing Request. Thereafter, the Borrower Representative may elect to convert such Borrowing to a different Type or to continue such Borrowing and, in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, may elect Interest Periods therefor, all as provided in this Section. The Borrower Representative may elect different options with respect to different portions of the affected Borrowing, in which case each such portion shall be allocated ratably among the Lenders holding the Loans comprising such Borrowing, and the Loans comprising each such portion shall be considered a separate Borrowing. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Eurocurrency Loans in a Foreign Currency may not be converted and may only be continued only as Eurocurrency Loans in the same Foreign Currency. This Section shall not apply to Swingline Borrowings, which may not be converted or continued.
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(b)    To make an election pursuant to this Section, the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent of such election by telephone or through Electronic Systems, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Administrative Agent, by the time that a Borrowing Request would be required under Section 2.03 if the Borrowers were requesting a Borrowing of the Type resulting from such election to be made on the effective date of such election. Each such telephonic Interest Election Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery, Electronic Systems or fax, to the Administrative Agent of a written Interest Election Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower Representative.
(c)    Each telephonic and written Interest Election Request (including requests submitted through Electronic Systems) shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:
(i)    the name of the applicable Borrower and the Borrowing to which such Interest Election Request applies and, if different options are being elected with respect to different portions thereof, the portions thereof to be allocated to each resulting Borrowing (in which case the information to be specified pursuant to clauses (iii) and (iv) of this Section 2.07(c) shall be specified for each resulting Borrowing);
(ii)    the effective date of the election made pursuant to such Interest Election Request, which shall be a Business Day;
(iii)    whether the resulting Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurocurrency Borrowing, and if a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the applicable Agreed Currency; and
(iv)    if the resulting Borrowing is a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the Interest Period to be applicable thereto after giving effect to such election, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term "Interest Period".
If any such Interest Election Request requests a Eurocurrency Borrowing but does not specify an Interest Period, then the Borrowers shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month's duration.
(d)    Promptly following receipt of an Interest Election Request, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the applicable Class of the details thereof and of such Lender's portion of each resulting Borrowing.
(e)    If the Borrower Representative fails to deliver a timely Interest Election Request with respect to a Eurocurrency Borrowing prior to the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto, then, unless such Borrowing is repaid as provided herein, at the end of such Interest Period such Borrowing (i) denominated in Dollars shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing, and (ii) denominated in a Foreign Currency shall be made as a Eurocurrency Loan in the same Agreed Currency with an Interest Period of one month.
(f)    Notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, if an Event of Default exists and the Administrative Agent, at the request of the Required Lenders, so notifies the Borrower Representative, then, so long as an Event of Default is continuing (i) no outstanding Borrowing in Dollars may be converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing, (ii) unless repaid, each Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto and (iii) unless repaid, each Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in a Foreign Currency shall automatically be continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing with an Interest Period of one month. A Borrowing of any Class may not be converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing if
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after giving effect thereto (i) the Interest Period therefor would commence before and end after a date on which any principal of the Loans of such Class is scheduled to be repaid and (ii) the sum of the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Eurocurrency Borrowings of such Class with Interest Periods ending on or prior to such scheduled repayment date plus the aggregate principal amount of outstanding ABR Borrowings of such Class would be less than the aggregate principal amount of Loans of such Class required to be repaid on such scheduled repayment date.
SECTION 2.08.    Termination and Reduction of Commitments; Increase in Revolving Commitments.
(a)    (i) Unless previously terminated, all the Revolving Commitments shall terminate on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, (ii) the Extended Revolving Commitments shall terminate on the respective maturity dates applicable thereto and (iii) the Revolving Commitments shall be reduced in accordance with Section 2.10(d).
(b)    The Borrowers may at any time terminate the Revolving Commitments upon (i) the payment in full of all outstanding Revolving Loans and LC Disbursements, together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon, (ii) the cancellation and return of all outstanding Letters of Credit (or alternatively, with respect to each such Letter of Credit, the furnishing to the Administrative Agent of a cash deposit (or at the discretion of the Administrative Agent a backup standby letter of credit satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank) in an amount equal to 105% of the LC Exposure as of such date), (iii) the payment in full of the accrued and unpaid fees, and (iv) the indefeasible payment in full in cash of all reimbursable expenses and other Secured Obligations (other than Unliquidated Obligations for which no claim has been made and other obligations expressly stated to survive such payment and termination of this Agreement), together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon.
(c)    The Borrowers may from time to time reduce the Revolving Commitments; provided that (i) each reduction of the Revolving Commitments shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $500,000 and not less than $1,000,000, (ii) the Borrowers shall not terminate or reduce the Revolving Commitments if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Revolving Loans in accordance with Section 2.10, the Aggregate Revolving Exposure would exceed the aggregate Revolving Commitments and (iii) if, after giving effect to any reduction of the Revolving Commitments, the Foreign Currency Sublimit exceeds the amount of the aggregate Revolving Commitments, such Foreign Currency Sublimit shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess.
(d)    The Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Revolving Commitments under paragraph (b) or (c) of this Section at least three (3) Business Days prior to the effective date of such termination or reduction, specifying such election and the effective date thereof. Promptly following receipt of any notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof. Each notice delivered by the Borrower Representative pursuant to this Section shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of termination of the Revolving Commitments delivered by the Borrower Representative may state that such notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower Representative (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied. Any termination or reduction of the Revolving Commitments shall be permanent. Each reduction of the Commitments shall be made ratably among the Lenders in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitments.
(e)    The Borrowers shall have the right to increase the Revolving Commitments by obtaining additional Revolving Commitments, either from one or more of the Lenders or another lending
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institution, provided that (i) any such request for an increase shall be in a Dollar Amount that is an integral multiple of $0 and not less than of $0, (ii) the Borrowers shall not make more than three such requests during the term of this Agreement, (iii) after giving effect thereto, the aggregate additional Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.08(e) do not exceed the Dollar Amount of $0, (iv) the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender and the Issuing Bank have approved the identity of any such new Lender, such approvals not to be unreasonably withheld, (v) any such new Lender has agreed to, and is capable of, funding in each of the Agreed Currencies in accordance with the terms hereof, (vi) any such new Lender assumes all of the rights and obligations of a "Lender" hereunder, and (vii) the procedure described in Section 2.08(f) have been satisfied. Nothing contained in this Section 2.08 shall constitute, or otherwise be deemed to be, a commitment on the part of any Lender to increase its Commitment hereunder at any time.
(f)    Any amendment hereto for such an increase or addition shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and shall only require the written signatures of the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers and each Lender being added or increasing its Commitment, subject only to the approval of all Lenders if any such increase or addition would cause the Revolving Commitments to exceed $300,000,000. As a condition precedent to such an increase or addition, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent (i) a certificate of each Loan Party signed by an authorized officer of such Loan Party (A) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such increase, and (B) in the case of the Borrowers and the other Loan Parties, certifying that, before and after giving effect to such increase or addition, (1) the representations and warranties contained in Article III and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects, except to the extent that such representations and warranties (x) are already qualified by materiality in which case they are true and correct in all respects and (y) specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date, (2) no Default exists and (3) the Company is in Pro Forma Compliance (provided that, for purposes of this clause (3), the amount of any increase in the Revolving Commitments shall be deemed to be fully drawn in determining Pro Forma Compliance) and (ii) legal opinions and documents consistent with those delivered on the Effective Date, to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent.
(g)    On the effective date of any such increase or addition, (i) any Lender increasing (or, in the case of any newly added Lender, adding) its Revolving Commitment shall make available to the Administrative Agent such amounts in immediately available funds in such Agreed Currencies as the Administrative Agent shall determine, for the benefit of the other Lenders, as being required in order to cause, after giving effect to such increase or addition and the use of such amounts to make payments to such other Lenders, each Lender's portion of the outstanding Revolving Loans in the various Agreed Currencies of all the Lenders to equal its revised Applicable Percentage of such outstanding Revolving Loans in the various Agreed Currencies, and the Administrative Agent shall make such other adjustments among the Lenders with respect to the Revolving Loans then outstanding and amounts of principal, interest, commitment fees and other amounts paid or payable with respect thereto as shall be necessary, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent, in order to effect such reallocation and (ii) the Borrowers shall be deemed to have repaid and reborrowed all outstanding Revolving Loans as of the date of any increase (or addition) in the Revolving Commitments (with such reborrowing to consist of the Types of Revolving Loans, with related Interest Periods if applicable, specified in a notice delivered by the Borrower Representative, in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.03). The deemed payments made pursuant to clause (ii) of the immediately preceding sentence shall be accompanied by payment of all accrued interest on the amount prepaid and, in respect of each Eurocurrency Loan, shall be subject to indemnification by the Borrowers pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.15 if the deemed payment occurs other than on the last day of the related Interest Periods. Within a reasonable time after the
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effective date of any increase or addition, the Administrative Agent shall, and is hereby authorized and directed to, revise the Commitment Schedule to reflect such increase or addition and shall distribute such revised Commitment Schedule to each of the Lenders and the Borrower Representative, whereupon such revised Commitment Schedule shall replace the old Commitment Schedule and become part of this Agreement.
SECTION 2.09.    Repayment and Amortization of Loans; Evidence of Debt.
(a)    The Borrowers hereby unconditionally promise to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Revolving Loan on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, and (ii) to the Swingline Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Swingline Loan on the earlier of the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and the fifth Business Day after such Swingline Loan is made; provided that on each date that a Revolving Loan is made in Dollars, the Borrowers shall repay all Swingline Loans then outstanding and the proceeds of any such Revolving Loan shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to repay any Swingline Loans outstanding. All Loans shall be repaid and prepaid in the Agreed Currency in which they were originally denominated.
(b)    Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing the Indebtedness of the Borrowers to such Lender resulting from each Loan made by such Lender, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid to such Lender from time to time hereunder.
(c)    The Administrative Agent shall maintain accounts in which it shall record (i) the amount of each Loan made hereunder, the Class, Agreed Currency and Type thereof and the Interest Period applicable thereto, if any, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrowers to each Lender hereunder and (iii) the amount of any sum received by the Administrative Agent hereunder for the account of the Lenders and each Lender's share thereof.
(d)    The entries made in the accounts maintained pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section shall be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations recorded therein; provided that the failure of any Lender or the Administrative Agent to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrowers to repay the Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
(e)    Any Lender may request that Loans made by it be evidenced by a promissory note. In such event, the Borrowers shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender a promissory note payable to the order of such Lender (or, if requested by such Lender, to such Lender and its registered assigns) and in a form approved by the Administrative Agent. Thereafter, the Loans evidenced by such promissory note and interest thereon shall at all times (including after assignment pursuant to Section 10.04) be represented by one or more promissory notes in such form payable to the order of the payee named therein (or, if such promissory note is a registered note, to such payee and its registered assigns).
SECTION 2.10.    Prepayment of Loans.
(a)    The Borrowers shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay any Borrowing in whole or in part, subject to prior notice in accordance with paragraph (e) of this Section and, if applicable, payment of any break funding expenses under Section 2.15. All Borrowings shall be repaid and prepaid in the Agreed Currency in which they were originally denominated.
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(b)    In the event and on such occasion that (i) other than as a result of fluctuations in currency exchange rates, the Aggregate Revolving Exposure (calculated, with respect to those Revolving Loans and Letters of Credit denominated in Foreign Currencies, as of the most recent Computation Date with respect thereto) exceeds the aggregate Revolving Commitments, (ii) other than as a result of fluctuations in currency exchange rates, the aggregate Foreign Currency Exposure (calculated as of the most recent Computation Date) exceeds the Foreign Currency Sublimit, (iii) solely as a result of fluctuations in currency exchange rates, the Aggregate Revolving Exposure (calculated, with respect to those Revolving Loans and Letters of Credit denominated in Foreign Currencies, as of the most recent Computation Date with respect thereto), as of the most recent Computation Date, exceeds 105% of the aggregate Commitments, or (iv) solely as a result of fluctuations in currency exchange rates, the aggregate Foreign Currency Exposure exceeds 105% of the Foreign Currency Sublimit, the Borrowers shall prepay the Revolving Loans, the LC Exposure and/or Swingline Loans (or, if no such Borrowings are outstanding, deposit Cash Collateral in the LC Collateral Account in an aggregate amount equal to such excess, in accordance with Section 2.05(j)) in an aggregate principal amount sufficient to cause (x) the Aggregate Revolving Exposure to be less than or equal to the aggregate Commitments and (y) the aggregate Dollar Amount of all Eurocurrency Loans denominated in Foreign Currencies to be less than or equal to the Foreign Currency Sublimit. In each case proceeding in this clause (b), the Dollar Amount of each such calculation shall be calculated, with respect to Loans and Letters of Credit denominated in Foreign Currencies, as of the most recent Computation Date.
(c)    In the event and on each occasion that any Net Proceeds are received by or on behalf of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary in respect of any Prepayment Event, the Borrowers shall, promptly (but in any event within three (3) Business Days) after such Net Proceeds are received by any Loan Party or Subsidiary, prepay the Obligations and Cash Collateralize the LC Exposure as set forth in Section 2.10(d) below in an aggregate amount equal to 100% of such Net Proceeds, provided that, in the case of any event described in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of the term "Prepayment Event", if the Borrower Representative shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer of the CSW Borrower to the effect that the Loan Parties intend to apply the Net Proceeds from such event (or a portion thereof specified in such certificate), within 180 days after receipt of such Net Proceeds, to acquire (or replace or rebuild) Real Property, equipment or other tangible assets (excluding inventory) to be used in the business of the Loan Parties, and certifying that no Default has occurred and is continuing, then no prepayment shall be required pursuant to this paragraph in respect of the Net Proceeds specified in such certificate, provided that to the extent of any such Net Proceeds that have not been so applied by the end of such 180 day period, a prepayment shall be required at such time in an amount equal to such Net Proceeds that have not been so applied; provided further that the none of the Loan Parties shall be permitted to make elections to use Net Proceeds to acquire (or replace or rebuild) Real Property, equipment or other tangible assets (excluding inventory) with respect to Net Proceeds in any fiscal year of the Company in an aggregate amount in excess of $50,000,000.
(d)    All prepayments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.10(c) shall be applied, first to prepay the Swingline Loans if such prepayment is made in Dollars, second to prepay the Revolving Loans in the applicable Agreed Currency with a corresponding Dollar Amount reduction in the Revolving Commitments if such prepayment is (x) made as a result of any event described in clause (b) of the definition of the term "Prepayment Event" and (y) equal to or in excess of $50,000,000 and third to Cash Collateralize outstanding LC Exposure.
(e)    The Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent (and, in the case of prepayment of a Swingline Loan, the Swingline Lender) by telephone (confirmed by fax) or through Electronic Systems, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Administrative Agent, of any
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prepayment under the preceding clauses of this Section: (i) (x) in the case of prepayment of a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars, not later than 11:00 a.m., Local Time, three Business Days before the date of prepayment and (y) in the case of prepayment of a Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in a Foreign Currency, not later than 11:00 a.m., Local Time, four Business Days before the date of prepayment, (ii) in the case of prepayment of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., Local Time, one (1) Business Day before the date of prepayment or (iii) in the case of prepayment of a Swingline Loan, not later than 12:00 p.m., Local Time, on the date of prepayment. Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the prepayment date and the principal amount of each Borrowing or portion thereof to be prepaid; provided that if a notice of prepayment is given in connection with a conditional notice of termination of the Revolving Commitments as contemplated by Section 2.08, then such notice of prepayment may be revoked if such notice of termination is revoked in accordance with Section 2.08. Promptly following receipt of any such notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof. Each partial prepayment of any Revolving Borrowing shall be in an amount that would be permitted in the case of an advance of a Borrowing of the same Type and Agreed Currency as provided in Section 2.02, except as necessary to apply fully the required amount of a mandatory prepayment. Each prepayment of a Borrowing shall be applied ratably to the applicable Loans in the Agreed Currency included in the prepaid Borrowing, or the Dollar Amount thereof shall be applied or converted to a different Agreed Currency and applied ratably among Loans (x) as directed by the Borrower Representative or (y) if (1) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or (2) the Borrower has failed to timely direct the Administrative Agent, as determined by the Administrative Agent. Prepayments shall be accompanied by (i) accrued interest to the extent required by Section 2.12 and (ii) break funding payments pursuant to Section 2.15.
SECTION 2.11.    Fees.
(a)    The Borrowers agree to pay to the Administrative Agent a commitment fee in Dollars for the account of each Revolving Lender, which shall accrue at the Applicable Rate on the daily amount of the undrawn portion of the Revolving Commitment of such Lender during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the date on which the Lenders' Revolving Commitments terminate; it being understood that the LC Exposure of a Lender shall be included and the Swingline Exposure of a Lender shall be excluded in the drawn portion of the Revolving Commitment of such Lender for purposes of calculating the commitment fee. Accrued commitment fees shall be payable in arrears on the last day of March, June, September and December of each year and on the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate, commencing on the first such date to occur after the date hereof. All commitment fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).
(b)    The Borrowers agree to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender a participation fee in Dollars with respect to its participations in Letters of Credit, which shall accrue at the same Applicable Rate used to determine the interest rate applicable to Eurocurrency Revolving Loans on the daily amount of such Lender's LC Exposure (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date on which such Lender's Revolving Commitment terminates and the date on which such Lender ceases to have any LC Exposure, and (ii) to the Issuing Bank a fronting fee, which shall accrue at the rate of 0.125% per annum on the daily amount of the LC Exposure (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date of termination of the Commitments and the date on which there ceases to be any LC Exposure, as well as the Issuing Bank's standard fees and commissions with respect to the issuance, amendment, cancellation, negotiation,
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transfer, presentment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or processing of drawings thereunder. Participation fees and fronting fees accrued through and including the last day of March, June, September and December of each year shall be payable on the third Business Day following such last day, commencing on the first such date to occur after the Effective Date; provided that all such fees shall be payable on the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate and any such fees accruing after the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate shall be payable on demand. Any other fees payable to the Issuing Bank pursuant to this paragraph shall be payable within ten (10) days after demand. All participation fees and fronting fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).
(c)    The Borrowers agree to pay to the Administrative Agent, for its own account, in Dollars, fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent.
(d)    All fees payable hereunder shall be paid on the dates due, in immediately available funds in Dollars, to the Administrative Agent (or to the Issuing Bank, in the case of fees payable to it) for distribution, in the case of commitment fees and participation fees, to the Lenders entitled thereto. Fees paid shall not be refundable under any circumstances.
SECTION 2.12.    Interest.
(a)    The Loans comprising each ABR Borrowing (including each Swingline Loan) shall bear interest at the sum of the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate.
(b)    The Loans comprising each Eurocurrency Borrowing shall bear interest at the sum of the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing for such Agreed Currency plus the Applicable Rate.
(c)    Notwithstanding the foregoing, during the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders may, at their option, by notice to the Borrower Representative (which notice may be revoked at the option of the Required Lenders notwithstanding any provision of Section 10.02 requiring the consent of "each Lender affected thereby" for reductions in interest rates), declare that (i) all Loans shall bear interest at 2% plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loans as provided in the preceding paragraphs of this Section or (ii) in the case of any other amount outstanding hereunder, such amount shall accrue at 2% plus the rate applicable to such fee or other obligation as provided hereunder; provided that, and notwithstanding the foregoing, if any principal or interest on any Loan or any fee or other amount payable by the Borrowers hereunder is not paid when due, whether at stated maturity, upon acceleration or otherwise, such overdue amount shall bear interest, after as well as before judgment, at a rate per annum equal to (i) in case of overdue principal of any Loan, 2% plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loans as provided in the preceding paragraphs of this Section or (ii) in the case of any other amount outstanding hereunder, such amount shall accrue at 2% plus the rate applicable to such fee or other obligation as provided hereunder.
(d)    Accrued interest on each Loan (for ABR Loans, accrued through the last day of the prior calendar month) shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date for such Loan and, in the case of Revolving Loans, upon termination of the Revolving Commitments; provided that (i) interest accrued pursuant to paragraph (c) of this Section shall be payable on demand, (ii) in the event of any repayment or prepayment of any Loan (other than a prepayment of an ABR Revolving Loan prior to the end of the Availability Period), accrued interest on the principal amount repaid or prepaid shall be
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payable on the date of such repayment or prepayment and (iii) in the event of any conversion of any Eurocurrency Loan prior to the end of the current Interest Period therefor, accrued interest on such Loan shall be payable on the effective date of such conversion.
(e)    All interest hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days, except that (i) interest computed by reference to the Alternate Base Rate at times when the Alternate Base Rate is based on the Prime Rate, (ii) interest computed by reference to the CDOR Rate and (iii) computations of interest for Borrowing denominated in Pounds Sterling shall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 days (or 366 days in a leap year), and in each case shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day). The applicable Alternate Base Rate, Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate or Eurocurrency Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
SECTION 2.13.    Market Disruption and Alternate Rate of Interest; Illegality.
(a)    If at the time that the Administrative Agent shall seek to determine the relevant Screen Rate on the Quotation Day for any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Borrowing the applicable Screen Rate shall not be available for such Interest Period and/or for the applicable Agreed Currency with respect to such Eurocurrency Borrowing for any reason and the Administrative Agent shall determine that it is not possible to determine the Interpolated Rate (which conclusion shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error), then the applicable Reference Bank Rate shall be the Eurocurrency Rate for such Interest Period for such Eurocurrency Borrowing; provided that if any Reference Bank Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement; provided, further, however, that if less than two Reference Banks shall supply a rate to the Administrative Agent for purposes of determining the Eurocurrency Rate for such Eurocurrency Borrowing, (i) if such Borrowing shall be requested in Dollars, then such Borrowing shall be made as an ABR Borrowing and (ii) if such Borrowing shall be requested in any Foreign Currency, the Eurocurrency Rate shall be equal to an interest rate reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent, after consultation with the Borrower Representative and the applicable Lenders, to compensate the applicable Lenders for such Loan in such currency for the applicable period (from whatever source and using whatever methodologies the Administrative Agent and such Lenders may select in their reasonable discretion) (such rate, the "CF Rate").
(b)    If prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Borrowing:
(i)    the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining (including, without limitation, by means of an Interpolated Rate) the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate or the Eurocurrency Rate, as applicable, for a Loan in the applicable Agreed Currency or for the applicable Interest Period; or
(ii)    the Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders that the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate or the Eurocurrency Rate, as applicable, for a Loan in the applicable Agreed Currency or for the applicable Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or its Loan) included in such Borrowing for such Interest Period;
then the Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the Borrower Representative and the Lenders through Electronic Systems as provided in Section 10.01 as promptly as practicable thereafter and, until
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the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower Representative and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, (i) any Interest Election Request that requests the conversion of any Eurocurrency Borrowing to, or continuation of any Eurocurrency Borrowing in the applicable Agreed Currency or for the applicable Interest Period, as the case may be, shall be ineffective, (ii) if such Borrowing is requested in Dollars, such Borrowing shall be made as an ABR Borrowing and (iii) if such Borrowing is requested in any Foreign Currency, then the Eurocurrency Rate for such Eurocurrency Borrowing shall be at the CF Rate; provided, further that if the circumstances giving rise to such notice affect only one Type of Borrowings, then the other Type of Borrowings shall be permitted.
(c)    If any Lender determines that any Requirement of Law has made it unlawful, or if any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable lending office to make, maintain, fund or continue any Eurocurrency Borrowing, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, the applicable Agreed Currency in the applicable interbank market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrower Representative through the Administrative Agent, any obligations of such Lender to make, maintain, fund or continue Eurocurrency Loans in the affected currency or currencies or, in the case of Eurocurrencies Loans in Dollars, to convert ABR Borrowings to Eurocurrency Borrowings will be suspended until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower Representative that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrowers will upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), either convert all affected Eurocurrency Loans denominated in Dollars of such Lender to ABR Loans, and to repay all affected Loans in any other Agreed Currency, either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurocurrency Borrowings to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Loans. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrowers will also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted.
(d)    Notwithstanding the satisfaction of all conditions referred to in Article II with respect to any Loan in any Foreign Currency, if there shall occur on or prior to the date of such Loan any change in national or international financial, political or economic conditions or currency exchange rates or exchange controls which would in the reasonable opinion of the applicable Borrower, the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders make it impracticable for the Eurocurrency Loans comprising such Loan to be denominated in such Foreign Currency specified by the applicable Borrower, then the Administrative Agent shall forthwith give notice thereof to such Borrower and the Revolving Lenders or such Borrower shall give notice thereof to the Revolving Lenders, as the case may be, and such Eurocurrency Loans shall not be denominated in such Foreign Currency but shall be made on such date in Dollars, in an aggregate principal amount equal to the Dollar Amount of the aggregate principal amount of the Foreign Currency specified in the related Borrowing Request, as ABR Loans, unless the applicable Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent at least one Business Day before such date that (a) it elects not to borrow on such date or (b) it elects to borrow on such date in a different Agreed Currency, as the case may be, in which the denomination of such Eurocurrency Loans would in the opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders be practicable and in an aggregate principal amount equal to the Dollar Amount of the aggregate principal amount off the Foreign Currency specified in the related Borrowing Request.
SECTION 2.14.    Increased Costs.  (a) If any Change in Law shall:
(i)    impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, liquidity or similar requirement (including any compulsory loan requirement, insurance charge or other assessment)
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against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended by, any Lender (except any such reserve requirement reflected in the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate) or the Issuing Bank; or
(ii)    impose on any Lender or the Issuing Bank or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein; or
(iii)    subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and (C) Connection Income Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto;
and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender or such other Recipient of making, continuing, converting into or maintaining any Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan) or to increase the cost to such Lender, the Issuing Bank or such other Recipient of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender, the Issuing Bank or such other Recipient hereunder (whether of principal, interest or otherwise), then the Borrowers will pay to such Lender, the Issuing Bank or such other Recipient, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender, the Issuing Bank or such other Recipient, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.
(b)    If any Lender or the Issuing Bank determines that any Change in Law regarding capital or liquidity requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender's or the Issuing Bank's capital or on the capital of such Lender's or the Issuing Bank's holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by the Issuing Bank, to a level below that which such Lender or the Issuing Bank or such Lender's or the Issuing Bank's holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender's or the Issuing Bank's policies and the policies of such Lender's or the Issuing Bank's holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time the Borrowers will pay to such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the Issuing Bank or such Lender's or the Issuing Bank's holding company for any such reduction suffered.
(c)    A certificate of a Lender or the Issuing Bank setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or the Issuing Bank or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section shall be delivered to the Borrower Representative and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrowers shall pay such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) Business Days after receipt thereof.
(d)    Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or the Issuing Bank to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender's or the Issuing Bank's right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender or the Issuing Bank pursuant to this Section for any increased costs or reductions incurred more than 270 days prior to the date that such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, notifies the Borrower Representative of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender's or the Issuing Bank's intention to claim compensation therefor; provided further that, if the
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Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the 270day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.
SECTION 2.15.    Break Funding Payments. In the event of (a) the payment of any principal of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default or as a result of any prepayment pursuant to Section 2.10), (b) the conversion of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Eurocurrency Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto (regardless of whether such notice may be revoked under Section 2.08(d) and is revoked in accordance therewith) and in the applicable Agreed Currency, or (d) the assignment of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Borrower Representative pursuant to Section 2.18 or Section 10.02(d), then, in any such event, the Borrowers shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to such event. In the case of a Eurocurrency Loan, such loss, cost or expense to any Lender shall be deemed to include an amount determined by such Lender to be the excess, if any, of (i) the amount of interest which would have accrued on the principal amount of such Eurocurrency Loan had such event not occurred, at the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate that would have been applicable to such Eurocurrency Loan, for the period from the date of such event to the last day of the then current Interest Period therefor (or, in the case of a failure to borrow, convert or continue, for the period that would have been the Interest Period for such Eurocurrency Loan), over (ii) the amount of interest which would accrue on such principal amount for such period at the interest rate which such Lender would bid were it to bid, at the commencement of such period, for dollar deposits of a comparable amount and period from other banks in the eurodollar market. A certificate of any Lender setting forth any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section shall be delivered to the Borrower Representative and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrowers shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) Business Days after receipt thereof.
SECTION 2.16.    Taxes.
(a)    Withholding Taxes; Gross-Up; Payments Free of Taxes. Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable law. If any applicable law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable withholding agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a withholding agent, then the applicable withholding agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after such deduction or withholding has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 2.16), the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.
(b)    Payment of Other Taxes by Loan Parties. The Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.
(c)    Evidence of Payment. As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Loan Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.16, such Loan Party shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental
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Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment, or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(d)    Indemnification by the Loan Parties. The Loan Parties shall jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, within ten (10) Business 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) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower Representative by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(e)    Indemnification by the Lenders. Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within ten (10) Business Days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that the Administrative Agent has not been indemnified by a Loan Party for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender's failure to comply with the provisions of Section 10.04(c) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to such Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this paragraph (e).
(f)    Status of Lenders.
(i)    Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.16(f)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender's reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
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(ii)    Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that any Borrower is a U.S. Person,
(A)    any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent), an executed IRS Form W9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;
(B)    any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:
(1)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the U.S. is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, an executed IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the "interest" article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, an IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the "business profits" or "other income" article of such tax treaty;
(2)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming that its extension of credit will generate U.S. effectively connected income, an executed IRS Form W8ECI;
(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 B-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 a 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) an executed IRS Form W8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable; or
(4)    to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the Beneficial Owner, an executed IRS Form W8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit B-2 or Exhibit B-3, IRS Form W9, 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 B-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;
(C)    any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall
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be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and
(D)    if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender's obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), "FATCA" shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement. For purposes of determining withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA, from and after the Effective Date, the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent shall treat (and the Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to treat) this Agreement as not qualifying as a "grandfathered obligation" within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.14712(b)(2)(i).
Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(g)    Treatment of Certain Refunds. If any party determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 2.16 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.16), it shall pay to the indemnifying party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section 2.16 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). Such indemnifying party, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this paragraph (g) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such indemnified party is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (g), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph (g) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts giving rise to such refund had never been paid. This paragraph (g) shall not be construed to require any indemnified party to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the indemnifying party or any other Person.
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(h)    Survival. Each party's obligations under this Section 2.16 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document (including the satisfaction of all or any one or more of the elements of the definition of "Payment in Full" in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document).
(i)    Defined Terms. For purposes of this Section 2.16, the term "Lender" includes any Issuing Bank and the term "applicable law" includes FATCA.
SECTION 2.17.    Payments Generally; Allocation of Proceeds; Sharing of Set-offs.
(a)    The Borrowers shall make each payment required to be made by it hereunder (whether of principal, interest, fees or reimbursement of LC Disbursements, or of amounts payable under Sections 2.14, 2.15 or 2.16, or otherwise) (x) in the case of payments denominated in Dollars, at the Administrative Agent's office and in immediately available funds, without set-off or counterclaim, not later than 2:00 p.m. Local Time on the date specified herein and (y) in the case of payments denominated in a Foreign Currency, at its Foreign Currency Payment Office for such Foreign Currency, and in immediately available funds, without set-off or counterclaim, not later than 2:00 p.m. Local Time on the date specified herein; provided, that payments to be made directly to the Issuing Bank or Swingline Lender as expressly provided herein and except that payments pursuant to Sections 2.14, 2.15, 2.16 and 10.03 shall be made directly to the Persons entitled thereto. Any amounts received after such time on any date may, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, be deemed to have been received on the next succeeding Business Day for purposes of calculating interest thereon. The Administrative Agent shall distribute any such payments received by it for the account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof. If any payment hereunder shall be due on a day that is not a Business Day, the date for payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day, and, in the case of any payment accruing interest, interest thereon shall be payable for the period of such extension. All payments hereunder of principal or interest in respect of any Loan shall, except as otherwise expressly provided herein, be made in the currency of such Loan, and all other LC Disbursements or other payments hereunder and under each other Loan Document shall be made in Dollars. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section, if, after the making of any Borrowing in any Foreign Currency, currency control or exchange regulations are imposed in the country which issues such Foreign Currency with the result that such Foreign Currency no longer exists or the Borrowers are not able to make payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders in such Foreign Currency, then all payments to be made by the Borrowers hereunder in such Foreign Currency shall instead be made when due in an equivalent amount of the currency that replaced such Foreign Currency or, if no such replacement currency exists, in Dollars in an amount equal to the Dollar Amount (as of the date of repayment) of such payment due, it being the intention of the parties hereto that the Borrowers take all risks of the imposition of any such currency control or exchange regulations.
(b)    Any proceeds of Collateral received by the Administrative Agent (i) not constituting either (A) a specific payment of principal, interest, fees or other sum payable under the Loan Documents (which shall be applied as specified by the Borrowers), or (B) a mandatory prepayment (which shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.10) or (ii) after an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent so elects or the Required Lenders so direct, shall be applied ratably first, to pay any fees, indemnities, or expense reimbursements then due to the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender and the Issuing Bank from the Borrowers (other than in connection with Banking Services Obligations or Swap Agreement Obligations), second, to pay any fees, indemnitees, or expense
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reimbursements then due to the Lenders from the Borrowers (other than in connection with Banking Services Obligations or Swap Agreement Obligations), third, to pay interest then due and payable on the Loans ratably, fourth, to prepay principal on the Loans and unreimbursed LC Disbursements and to pay any amounts owing in respect of Swap Agreement Obligations and Banking Services Obligations up to and including the amount most recently provided to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.20, ratably, fifth, to pay an amount to the Administrative Agent equal to one hundred five percent (105%) of the aggregate LC Exposure, to be held as Cash Collateral for such Obligations, and sixth, to the payment of any other Secured Obligation due to any Secured Party from the Borrowers or any other Loan Party and their Subsidiaries. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, unless so directed by the Borrower Representative, or unless a Default is in existence, neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall apply any payment which it receives to any Eurocurrency Loan of a Class, except (i) on the expiration date of the Interest Period applicable thereto, or (ii) in the event, and only to the extent, that there are no outstanding ABR Loans of the same Class and, in any such event, the Borrowers shall pay the break funding payment required in accordance with Section 2.15. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall have the continuing and exclusive right to apply and reverse and reapply any and all such proceeds and payments to any portion of the Secured Obligations.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Secured Obligations arising under Banking Services Obligations or Swap Agreement Obligations shall be excluded from the application described above and paid in clause sixth if the Administrative Agent has not received written notice thereof, together with such supporting documentation as the Administrative Agent may have reasonably requested from the applicable provider of such Banking Services or Swap Agreements.

(c)    At the election of the Administrative Agent after and during the continuation of an Event of Default, all payments of principal, interest, LC Disbursements, fees, premiums, reimbursable expenses (including, without limitation, all reimbursement for fees, costs and expenses pursuant to Section 10.03), and other sums payable under the Loan Documents, may be paid from the proceeds of Borrowings made hereunder, whether made following a request by the Borrower Representative pursuant to Section 2.03 or 2.04 or a deemed request as provided in this Section or may be deducted from any deposit account of the Borrowers maintained with the Administrative Agent. The Borrowers hereby irrevocably authorize (i) the Administrative Agent to make a Borrowing for the purpose of paying each payment of principal, interest and fees as it becomes due hereunder or any other amount due under the Loan Documents and agree that all such amounts charged shall constitute Loans (including Swingline Loans), and that all such Borrowings shall be deemed to have been requested pursuant to Sections 2.03 or 2.04, as applicable, and (ii) the Administrative Agent to charge any deposit account of any Borrower maintained with the Administrative Agent for each payment of principal, interest and fees as it becomes due hereunder or any other amount due under the Loan Documents. The Borrowers, Lenders, Issuing Banks and Swingline Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion as of any date from time to time, to convert as of such date any payment received by it in any Agreed Currency or to be made by it in any Agreed Currency into the equivalent amount (using the methodology of the Dollar Amount) of any another Agreed Currency, in each case to effectuate any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement.
(d)    If, except as otherwise expressly provided herein, any Lender shall, by exercising any right of set-off or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of its Loans or participations in LC Disbursements resulting in such Lender receiving payment of a greater proportion of the aggregate amount of its Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans and accrued interest thereon than the proportion received by any other similarly situated Lender, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall purchase (for cash at face value)
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participations in the Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans of other Lenders to the extent necessary so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by all such Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans; provided that (i) if any such participations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest, and (ii) the provisions of this paragraph shall not be construed to apply to any payment made by the Borrowers pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement or any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans to any assignee or participant, other than to the Borrowers or any Subsidiary or Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this paragraph shall apply). Each Borrower 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 Borrower rights of set-off and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Borrower in the amount of such participation.
(e)    Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower Representative prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or the Issuing Bank hereunder that the Borrowers will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrowers have made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if the Borrowers have not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or Issuing Bank with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation (including without limitation the Overnight Foreign Currency Rate in the case of Loans denominated in a Foreign Currency).
(f)    If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it pursuant to Section 2.04, 2.05(d) or (e), 2.06(b), 2.17(e) or 10.03(c), then the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion (notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof), (i) apply any amounts thereafter received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender or the Issuing Bank to satisfy such Lender's obligations under such Sections until all such unsatisfied obligations are fully paid and/or (ii) hold any such amounts in a segregated account as Cash Collateral for, and application to, any future funding obligations of such Lender under such Sections. Application of amounts pursuant to clauses (f)(i) and (f)(ii) of this Section 2.17 shall be made in such order as may be determined by the Administrative Agent in its discretion.
(g)    The Administrative Agent may from time to time provide the Borrowers with account statements or invoices with respect to any of the Secured Obligations (the "Statements"). The Administrative Agent is under no duty or obligation to provide Statements, which, if provided, will be solely for the Borrowers' convenience. Statements may contain estimates of the amounts owed during the relevant billing period, whether of principal, interest, fees or other Secured Obligations. If the Borrowers pay the full amount indicated on a Statement on or before the due date indicated on such Statement, the Borrowers shall not be in default of payment with respect to the billing period indicated on such Statement; provided, that acceptance by the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, of any payment that is less than the total amount actually due at that time (including but not limited to any past
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due amounts) shall not constitute a waiver of the Administrative Agent's or the Lenders' right to receive payment in full at another time.
SECTION 2.18.    Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.
(a)    If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.14, or if the Borrowers are 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 2.16, then such Lender shall use reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Sections 2.14 or 2.16, as the case may be, in the future and (ii) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender. The Borrowers hereby agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment.
(b)    If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.14, or if the Borrowers are 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 2.16, or if Lender has delivered a notice pursuant to Section 2.13(c) with respect to Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Euro or Pounds Sterling only, or if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the Borrowers may, at their sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 10.04), all its interests, rights (other than its existing rights to payments pursuant to Sections 2.14 or 2.16) and obligations under this Agreement and other Loan Documents to an assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that (i) the Borrowers shall have received the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent (and in circumstances where its consent would be required under Section 10.04, the Issuing Bank and the Swingline Lender), which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld, (ii) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans and funded participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder, from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Borrowers (in the case of all other amounts) and (iii) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.14 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.16, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments. A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment and delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrowers to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.
SECTION 2.19.    Defaulting Lenders.
Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:

(a)    fees shall cease to accrue on the unfunded portion of the Revolving Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.11(a);
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(b)    such Defaulting Lender shall not have the right to vote on any issue on which voting is required (other than to the extent expressly provided in Section 10.02(b)) and the Commitment and Revolving Exposure of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether the Required Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder or under any other Loan Document; provided that, except as otherwise provided in Section 10.02, this clause (b) shall not apply to the vote of a Defaulting Lender in the case of an amendment, waiver or other modification requiring the consent of such Lender or each Lender directly affected thereby;
(c)    if any Swingline Exposure or LC Exposure exists at the time such Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender then:
(i)    all or any part of the Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender (other than the portion of such Swingline Exposure referred to in clause (b) of the definition of such term) shall be reallocated among the non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages but only (x) to the extent that the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless any Borrower shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time) and (y) to the extent that such reallocation does not, as to any non-Defaulting Lender, cause such non-Defaulting Lender's Revolving Exposures to exceed its Revolving Commitments;
(ii)    if the reallocation described in clause (i) of this Section 2.19(c) cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrowers shall within one (1) Business Day following notice by the Administrative Agent (x) first, prepay such Swingline Exposure and (y) second, Cash Collateralize, for the benefit of the Issuing Bank, the Borrowers' obligations corresponding to such Defaulting Lender's LC Exposure (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (i) of this Section 2.19(c)) in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.05(j) for so long as such LC Exposure is outstanding;
(iii)    if the Borrowers Cash Collateralize any portion of such Defaulting Lender's LC Exposure pursuant to clause (ii) of this Section 2.19(c), the Borrowers shall not be required to pay any fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.11(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender's LC Exposure during the period such Defaulting Lender's LC Exposure is Cash Collateralized;
(iv)    if the LC Exposure of the non-Defaulting Lenders is reallocated pursuant to clause (i) of this Section 2.19(c), then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Sections 2.11(a) and 2.11(b) shall be adjusted in accordance with such non-Defaulting Lenders' Applicable Percentages; and
(v)    if all or any portion of such Defaulting Lender's LC Exposure is neither reallocated nor Cash Collateralized pursuant to clause (i) or (ii) of this Section 2.19(c), then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of the Issuing Bank or any other Lender hereunder, all letter of credit fees payable under Section 2.11(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender's LC Exposure shall be payable to the Issuing Bank until and to the extent that such LC Exposure is reallocated and/or Cash Collateralized; and
(d)    so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan and the Issuing Bank shall not be required to issue, amend, renew, extend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless it is satisfied that the related exposure and such Defaulting Lender's then outstanding LC Exposure will be 100% covered by the Commitments of the non-Defaulting Lenders and/or Cash Collateral will be provided by the Borrowers in accordance with Section 2.19(c),
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and Swingline Exposure related to any such newly made Swingline Loan or newly issued or increased Letter of Credit shall be allocated among non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.19(c)(i) (and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein).
If (i) a Bankruptcy Event or a Bail-In Action with respect to the Parent of any Lender shall occur following the date hereof and for so long as such event shall continue or (ii) the Swingline Lender or the Issuing Bank has a good faith belief that any Lender has defaulted in fulfilling its obligations under one or more other agreements in which such Lender commits to extend credit, the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan and the Issuing Bank shall not be required to issue, amend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless the Swingline Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, shall have entered into arrangements with the Borrowers or such Lender, satisfactory to the Swingline Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, to defease any risk to it in respect of such Lender hereunder.
In the event that each of the Administrative Agent, the CSW Borrower, the Swingline Lender and the Issuing Bank agrees that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then the Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure of the Lenders shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Lender's Revolving Commitment and on the date of such readjustment such Lender shall purchase at par such of the Loans of the other Lenders (other than Swingline Loans) as the Administrative Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Lender to hold such Loans in accordance with its Applicable Percentage.
SECTION 2.20.    Returned Payments. If, after receipt of any payment which is applied to the payment of all or any part of the Obligations (including a payment effected through exercise of a right of setoff), the Administrative Agent or any Lender is for any reason compelled to surrender such payment or proceeds to any Person because such payment or application of proceeds is invalidated, declared fraudulent, set aside, determined to be void or voidable as a preference, impermissible setoff, or a diversion of trust funds, or for any other reason (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Administrative Agent or such Lender in its discretion), then the Obligations or part thereof intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued and this Agreement shall continue in full force as if such payment or proceeds had not been received by the Administrative Agent or such Lender. The provisions of this Section 2.20 shall be and remain effective notwithstanding any contrary action which may have been taken by the Administrative Agent or any Lender in reliance upon such payment or application of proceeds. The provisions of this Section 2.20 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
SECTION 2.21. Extension Offers.
(a)    The Borrower Representative may, by written notice to the Administrative Agent from time to time, request an extension (each, an "Extension") of the maturity date of Revolving Commitments (but specifically not including Swingline Loans) to the extended maturity date specified in such notice. Such notice shall (i) set forth the amount of the Revolving Commitments that will be subject to the Extension, provided that no Class of Extended Revolving Commitments shall be in an amount less than the lesser of (A) 75% of the then outstanding Revolving Commitments or (B) $10,000,000 (each amount in clause (i) of this Section 2.21(a), the "Minimum Tranche Amount"), unless such Minimum Tranche Amount is waived by the Administrative Agent and (ii) set forth the date on which such Extension is requested to become effective (which shall be not less than ten (10) Business Days nor more than sixty (60) days after the date of such Extension notice (or such longer or shorter periods as the Administrative Agent shall agree in its sole discretion)). Each Lender of the applicable Class shall be offered (an "Extension Offer") an opportunity to participate in such Extension on a pro rata basis and on the same terms and conditions as each other Lender of such Class pursuant to procedures established by,
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or reasonably acceptable to, the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers. If the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Commitments in respect of which Lenders shall have accepted the relevant Extension Offer shall exceed the maximum aggregate principal amount of Revolving Commitments subject to the Extension Offer as set forth in the Extension notice, then the Revolving Commitments of Lenders of the applicable Class shall be extended ratably up to such maximum amount based on the respective principal amounts with respect to which such Lenders have accepted such Extension Offer. The election of any Lender to agree to participate in such Extension shall not obligate any other Lender to so agree.
(b)    The following shall be conditions precedent to the effectiveness of any Extension: (i) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing immediately prior to and immediately after giving effect to such Extension, (ii) the representations and warranties set forth in Article III and in each other Loan Document shall be deemed to be made and shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the effective date of such Extension, (iii) the Issuing Bank and the Swingline Lender shall have consented to any Extension of the Revolving Commitments, to the extent that such Extension provides for the issuance or extension of Letters of Credit or making of Swingline Loans at any time during the extended period and (iv) the terms of such Extended Revolving Commitments shall comply with paragraph (c) of this Section.
(c)    The terms of each Extension shall be determined by the Borrowers and the applicable extending Lenders and set forth in an Extension Amendment; provided that (i) the final maturity date of any Extended Revolving Commitment shall be no earlier than the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, (ii) there shall be no scheduled amortization of the loans or reductions of commitments under any Extended Revolving Commitments, (iii) the Extended Revolving Loans will rank pari passu in right of payment and with respect to security with the existing Revolving Loans and the borrowers and guarantors of the Extended Revolving Commitments shall be the same as the Borrowers and Guarantors with respect to the existing Revolving Loans, (iv) the interest rate margin, rate floors, fees, original issue discount and premium applicable to any Extended Revolving Commitment (and the Extended Revolving Loans thereunder) shall be determined by the Borrowers and the applicable extending Lenders, (v)(A) the Extended Revolving Loans may participate on a pro rata or less than pro rata (but not greater than pro rata) basis in voluntary or mandatory prepayments with the other Revolving Loans and (B) borrowing and prepayment of Extended Revolving Loans, or reductions of Extended Revolving Commitments, and participation in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans, shall be on a pro rata basis with the other Revolving Loans or Revolving Commitments (other than upon the maturity of the non-extended Revolving Loans and Revolving Commitments) and (vi) the terms of the Extended Revolving Commitments shall be substantially identical to the terms set forth herein (except as set forth in clauses (i) through (v) of this Section 2.21(c)).
(d)    In connection with any Extension, the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and each applicable extending Lender shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Extension Amendment and such other documentation as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably specify to evidence the Extension. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each Extension. Any Extension Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lender, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, to implement the terms of any such Extension, including any amendments necessary to establish Extended Revolving Commitments as a new Class or tranche of Revolving Commitments and such other technical amendments as may be necessary or appropriate in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers in connection with the establishment of such new Class or tranche (including to
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preserve the pro rata treatment of the extended and non-extended Classes or tranches and to provide for the reallocation of Revolving Exposure upon the expiration or termination of the commitments under any Class or tranche), in each case on terms consistent with this Section.
SECTION 2.22.    Determination of Dollar Amounts. The Administrative Agent will determine the aggregate Foreign Currency Exposure (and each Dollar Amount component thereof):
(a)    as of the date two Business Days prior to the date of any Borrowing of a Eurocurrency Loan in a Foreign Currency or, if applicable, the date of conversion to or any continuation of any Borrowing as a Eurocurrency Loan in a Foreign Currency,
(b)    as of the date of each request for the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit in a Foreign Currency,
(c)    as of the last Business Day of each calendar quarter and on any other Business Day elected by the Administrative Agent in its discretion or upon instruction by the Required Lenders, and
(d)    as of any date any LC Disbursement is made in a Foreign Currency by the Issuing Bank.
Each day upon or as of which the Administrative Agent determines the Dollar Amounts as described in the preceding clauses is herein described as a "Computation Date" with respect to each Borrowing, Letter of Credit or LC Exposure for which a Dollar Amount is determined on or as of such day.

SECTION 2.23. Judgment Currency. If, for the purposes of obtaining judgment in any court, it is necessary to convert a sum due from the Loan Parties hereunder in the currency expressed to be payable herein (the "specified currency") into another currency, the parties hereto agree, to the fullest extent that they may effectively do so, that the rate of exchange used shall be that at which the Administrative Agent could, in accordance with normal banking procedures applicable to arm's length transactions, purchase the specified currency with such other currency at the Administrative Agent's main New York City office on the Business Day immediately preceding that on which final, non-appealable judgment is given. The obligations of the Loan Parties in respect of any sum due to any Credit Party hereunder shall, notwithstanding any judgment in a currency other than the specified currency, be discharged only to the extent that on the Business Day following receipt by such Credit Party of any sum adjudged to be so due in such other currency such Credit Party may in accordance with normal, reasonable banking procedures purchase the specified currency with such other currency. If the amount of the specified currency so purchased is less than the sum originally due to such Credit Party in the specified currency, the Borrowers agree, to the fullest extent that they may effectively do so, as a separate obligation and notwithstanding any such judgment, to indemnify such Credit Party against such loss, and if the amount of the specified currency so purchased exceeds (a) the sum originally due to any Credit Party in the specified currency and (b) any amounts shared with other Lenders as a result of allocations of such excess as a disproportionate payment to such Lender under Section 2.17, such Credit Party agrees to remit such excess to the Borrowers.
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ARTICLE III

Representations and Warranties
In order to induce the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders to enter into this Agreement and to make Loans and issue Letters of Credit hereunder, each Loan Party represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders that (and where applicable, agrees):
SECTION 3.01.    Organization; Powers. Each Loan Party and each Subsidiary is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, has all requisite power and authority to carry on its business as now conducted and, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, is qualified to do business in, and is in good standing in, every jurisdiction where such qualification is required.
SECTION 3.02.    Authorization; Enforceability. The Transactions to be entered into by each Loan Party are within such Loan Party's corporate powers and have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate and, if required, Equity Interest holder action. Each Loan Document to which any Loan Party is to be a party, when executed and delivered by such Loan Party, will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors' rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.
SECTION 3.03.    Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts. The Transactions (a) do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority, except such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect and except filings necessary to perfect Liens created under the Loan Documents, (b) will not materially violate any material applicable law or regulation or the charter, partnership agreement, limited liability company agreement, operating agreement, by-laws or other organizational documents of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or any material order of any Governmental Authority, (c) will not materially violate or result in a material default under any indenture, material agreement or other material instrument binding upon any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or the assets of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any material payment to be made by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, and (d) will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, except Liens created under the Loan Documents.
SECTION 3.04.    Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change.
(a)    Financial Statements Delivered. The Company has heretofore furnished to the Lenders its consolidated balance sheet and statements of income, stockholders equity and comprehensive income and cash flows (i) as of and for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, reported on by independent public accountants, and (ii) as of and for the fiscal quarter and the portion of the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. Such financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position and results of operations and cash flows of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of such dates and for such periods in accordance with GAAP, subject to year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes in the case of the statements referred to in clause (ii) of this Section 3.04(a).
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(b)    Material Contingent Liabilities. Except as disclosed in the financial statements referred to in Section 3.04(a) or the notes thereto, after giving effect to the Transactions, none of the Company or its Subsidiaries has any contingent liabilities, unusual long-term commitments or unrealized losses that in the aggregate could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(c)    Projections. The Company has heretofore furnished to the Lenders its forecasted consolidated and consolidating projections, which shall be in form and substance acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
(d)    No Material Adverse Change. Since March 31, 2017, there has been no material adverse change in the business, assets, operations or financial condition, of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole.
SECTION 3.05.    Properties, Etc.
(a)    Title. Each of the Loan Parties and each Subsidiary has good title to, or valid leasehold interests in, all its real and personal property material to its business (including the Real Property), except for minor defects in title that do not materially interfere with its ability to conduct its business as currently conducted or to utilize such properties for their intended purposes and are permitted by Section 6.02 hereto. No Loan Party owns or leases any real property other than the Real Property described on Schedule 3.05 hereto. The only real property owned by the Loan Parties for investment purposes is identified as such on Schedule 3.05 hereto.
(b)    Intellectual Property. Each Loan Party and each Subsidiary owns, or is licensed to use, all trademarks, tradenames, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property material to its business, and the use thereof by each Loan Party and each Subsidiary does not infringe upon the rights of any other Person, except for any such infringements that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
(c)    Real Property. As of the Effective Date, none of the Loan Parties nor any Subsidiary has received notice of, or has actual knowledge of, any pending or contemplated condemnation proceeding affecting any Real Property or any sale or disposition thereof in lieu of condemnation.
(d)    License and Permits. Each Loan Party and each Subsidiary possesses all licenses, permits, accreditations, eligibilities, certifications, franchises or rights thereto necessary to conduct its business substantially as now conducted and is not in violation of any valid rights of others with respect to any of the foregoing, except for such non-possession or violation of rights that could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 3.06.    Litigation and Environmental Matters. There are no actions, suits or proceedings by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority pending against or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, threatened against or affecting any Loan Party or any Subsidiary (i) as to which there is a reasonable possibility of an adverse determination and that, if adversely determined, could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) that challenge the validity, enforceability or effectiveness of any of the Loan Documents or the Transactions. Except as could not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect, neither any Loan Party nor any Subsidiary: (i) has failed to comply with any Environmental Law or to obtain, maintain or comply with any permit, license or other approval required under any Environmental Law, (ii) has become subject to any Environmental Liability, (iii) has received notice of any claim with respect to any Environmental Liability, (iv) knows of any basis for any Environmental Liability, nor (v) is
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subject to any existing, pending or threatened governmental investigation pertaining to the Real Property, or to any remedial obligation or lien under or in connection with any Environmental Law. On the Effective Date, except as to matters, or as to matters which in the aggregate could not reasonably be expected to exceed $2,000,000 in claims or liability, no Loan Party has any actual knowledge or notice of the presence or release of Hazardous Materials in, on or around any part of the Real Property or the soil, groundwater or soil vapor on or under the Real Property, or the migration of any Hazardous Material, from or to any other property in the vicinity of the Real Property in violation of Environmental Law. After the Effective Date, except as could not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect, neither any Loan Party nor any Subsidiary has any actual knowledge or notice of the presence or release of Hazardous Materials in, on or around any part of the Real Property or the soil, groundwater or soil vapor on or under the Real Property, or the migration of any Hazardous Material, from or to any other property in the vicinity of the Real Property in violation of Environmental Law.
SECTION 3.07.    Compliance with Laws and Agreements; No Default. Each Loan Party and each Subsidiary is in compliance with all laws, regulations and orders of any Governmental Authority applicable to it or its property and all indentures, agreements and other instruments binding upon it or its property, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No Default exists.
SECTION 3.08    Investment Company Status. Neither any Loan Party nor any Subsidiary is an "investment company" as defined in, or subject to regulation under, the Investment Company Act of 1940.
SECTION 3.09.    Taxes. Each Loan Party and each Subsidiary has timely filed or caused to be filed all Tax returns and reports required to have been filed and has paid or caused to be paid all Taxes required to have been paid by it, except (a) Taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which such Loan Party or such Subsidiary, as applicable, has set aside on its books adequate reserves or (b) to the extent that the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 3.10    Employee Benefit Plans; ERISA. Each employee benefit plan sponsored by a Loan Party or in which the employees of a Loan Party participate (including each Plan and the ESOP), which is intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code has received a current favorable determination letter or opinion letter from the IRS and complies in form and in operation, with the requirements of Section 401(a) of the Code, the relevant provisions of ERISA, and any other applicable laws, rules, and regulations, except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to subject the applicable Plan, trust or any Loan Party to liability in excess of $1,500,000 under the Code, ERISA or any other applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Each such employee benefit plan (including each Plan) has been duly established in accordance with, and under, applicable law, and the trust under each Plan is a tax-exempt trust under Section 501(a) of the Code. Except as disclosed on Schedule 3.10, neither any Loan Party nor any ERISA Affiliate is now (nor have any such entities, within the last six years been) a participating or contributing employer in any Multiemployer Plan, "defined benefit plan" (as defined in Section 3 (35) of ERISA), "multiple employer welfare arrangement" (as defined in Section 3 (40) of ERISA), or an employee benefit plan that is subject to Title IV or Section 302 of ERISA or Section 412 or 4971 of the Code. As of the date of this Agreement, the Borrower Representative has made available to the Lenders and the Administrative Agent a copy of the most recent actuarial report for any Plan which includes such Plan's funded status determined in accordance with the requirements of ASC 715 of GAAP. Each Plan is in compliance with Section 436 of the Code and there is no security in place provided
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thereunder by a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate. Except as disclosed on Schedule 3.10, neither any Loan Party nor any ERISA Affiliate has any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of the Company, any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from any Multiemployer Plan. Neither any Loan Party, nor any trustee, administrator, party in interest, disqualified person, or fiduciary of any employee benefit plan sponsored by a Loan Party or in which the employees of a Loan Party participate (including any Plan and the ESOP), has engaged in a non-exempt "prohibited transaction," as that term is defined in Section 4975 of the Code or Section 406 of ERISA, which could directly or indirectly subject the applicable Plan, trust or any Loan Party to liability in excess of $1,500,000 under the Code or ERISA. As of the Effective Date, no Loan Party has any material obligation to provide post-employment healthcare coverage to any current or former employee other than continuation coverage mandated under Section 601 et. seq. of ERISA, Section 4980B of the Code, or similar state laws. After the Effective Date, no Loan Party has any material obligation to provide post-employment healthcare coverage to any current or former employee other than continuation coverage mandated under Section 601 et. seq. of ERISA, Section 4980B of the Code, or similar state laws, which could reasonably be expected to result in an Material Adverse Effect. Except as disclosed on Schedule 3.10, no ERISA Event has occurred in the six years preceding the Effective Date and no Loan Party is aware of any circumstance or event which could reasonably be expected to result in an ERISA Event. After the Effective Date, no ERISA Event has occurred and no Loan Party is aware of any circumstances or event which could reasonably be expected to result in an ERISA Event, which in either case could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 3.11    ESOP Matters. The ESOP is an "employee stock ownership plan" within the meaning of Section 4975(e)(7) of the Code and fully satisfies in form and operation, all relevant provisions of the Code, including the requirements of Section 409 of the Code, except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to subject the ESOP or any Loan Party to liability in excess of $1,500,000 under the Code, ERISA or any other applicable laws, rules, and regulations. The ESOP has been duly established in accordance with, and under, applicable law, and the ESOP trust is a tax-exempt trust under Section 501(a) of the Code. The securities of the Company held by the ESOP will be employer securities that are readily tradable on an established securities market within the meaning of Section 409(l)(1) of the Code.
SECTION 3.12.    Disclosure. The Loan Parties have disclosed to the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which any Loan Party or any Subsidiary is subject, and all other matters known to any of them, that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. None of the reports, financial statements, certificates or other information furnished by or on behalf of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the negotiation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document or delivered hereunder or thereunder (as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, the Loan Parties represent only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time.
SECTION 3.13.    Subsidiaries.
(a)    As of the Effective Date, the Company has no Subsidiaries other than those listed on Schedule 3.13 hereto. Schedule 3.13 sets forth, as of the Effective Date, the jurisdiction of incorporation or organization of each such Subsidiary, the percentage of the Company's ownership of the outstanding Equity Interests of each Subsidiary directly owned by the Company, the percentage of each Subsidiary's
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ownership of the outstanding Equity Interests of each other Subsidiary and the authorized, issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the Company and each Subsidiary.
(b)    All of the outstanding capital stock of the Company and each Subsidiary has been validly issued, is fully paid, and is nonassessable. Except as permitted to be issued or created pursuant to the terms hereof or as reflected on Schedule 3.13, there are no outstanding subscriptions, options, warrants, calls, or rights (including preemptive rights) to acquire, and no outstanding securities or instruments convertible into any Equity Interests of the Company, any Borrower or any Subsidiary. The Company directly or indirectly, owns 100% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the CSW Borrower, the Whitmore Borrower and each of the other Subsidiaries.
SECTION 3.14.    Insurance. Each Loan Party and each Subsidiary maintains with financially sound and reputable insurers, insurance with respect to its properties and business against such casualties and contingencies and in such amounts as are required by Section 5.06 hereto and as are otherwise usually carried by businesses engaged in similar activities as the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries and located in similar geographic areas in which the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries operate.
SECTION 3.15.    Labor Matters. As of the Effective Date, there are no strikes, lockouts or slowdowns against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary pending or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, threatened. After the Effective Date, there are no strikes, lockouts or slowdowns against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary pending or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, threatened, that could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. The hours worked by and payments made to employees of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries have not been in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or any other applicable federal, state, local or foreign law dealing with such matters except where failure to comply could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. As of the Effective Date, all material payments due from any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, or for which any claim may be made against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, on account of wages and employee health and welfare insurance and other benefits, have been paid or accrued as a liability on the books of such Loan Party or such Subsidiary. After the Effective Date, all payments due from any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, or for which any claim may be made against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, on account of wages and employee health and welfare insurance and other benefits, have been paid or accrued as a liability on the books of such Loan Party or such Subsidiary except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 3.16.    Margin Securities. Neither any Loan Party nor any Subsidiary is engaged principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulations U or X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), and no part of the proceeds of any Loan will be used to purchase or carry any margin stock or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock.
SECTION 3.17.    Security Interest in Collateral. The provisions of the Collateral Documents create legal and valid Liens on all the Collateral in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Secured Parties, and such Liens constitute perfected and continuing Liens on the Collateral, securing the Obligations, enforceable against the applicable Loan Party and all third parties, and having priority over all other Liens on the Collateral except in the case of (a) Permitted Encumbrances, to the extent any such Permitted Encumbrances would have priority over the Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent pursuant to any applicable law, (b) Liens perfected only by possession
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to the extent the Administrative Agent has not obtained or does not maintain possession of such Collateral and (c) Liens permitted under Section 6.02.
SECTION 3.18.    Solvency. Immediately after the consummation of the Transactions to occur on the Effective Date, (i) the fair value of the assets of each Loan Party, at a fair valuation, will exceed its debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise; (ii) the present fair saleable value of the property of each Loan Party will be greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of its debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured; (iii) each Loan Party will be able to pay its debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and liabilities become absolute and matured; and (iv) no Loan Party will have unreasonably small capital with which to conduct the business in which it is engaged as such business is conducted as of the Effective Date and is proposed to be conducted after the Effective Date. As used in this Section 3.18, the term "fair value" means the amount at which the applicable assets would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller within a reasonable time, each having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts, neither being under any compulsion to act, with equity to both and "present fair saleable value" means the amount that may be realized if the applicable company's aggregate assets are sold with reasonable promptness in an arm's length transaction under present conditions for the sale of a comparable business enterprises.
SECTION 3.19.    Common Enterprise. The successful operation and condition of each of the Loan Parties is dependent on the continued successful performance of the functions of the group of the Loan Parties as a whole and the successful operation of each of the Loan Parties is dependent on the successful performance and operation of each other Loan Party. Each Loan Party expects to derive benefit (and its board of directors or other governing body has determined that it may reasonably be expected to derive benefit), directly and indirectly, from (i) successful operations of each of the other Loan Parties and (ii) the credit extended by the Lenders to the Borrowers hereunder, both in their separate capacities and as members of the group of companies. Each Loan Party has determined that execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement and any other Loan Documents to be executed by such Loan Party is within its purpose, in furtherance of its direct and/or indirect business interests, will be of direct and/or indirect benefit to such Loan Party, and is in its best interest.
SECTION 3.20.    Use of Proceeds. The proceeds of the Loans have been and will be used in compliance with Section 5.10.
SECTION 3.21.    Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions. Each Loan Party has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by such Loan Party, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions, and such Loan Party, its Subsidiaries and their respective officers and directors and to the knowledge of such Loan Party, its employees and agents, are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions in all material respects and are not knowingly engaged in any activity that would reasonably be expected to result in any Loan Party being designated as a Sanctioned Person. None of (a) any Loan Party, any Subsidiary or any of their respective directors, officers or employees, or (b) to the knowledge of any such Loan Party, or any Subsidiary, any agent of such Loan Party or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from the credit facility established hereby, is a Sanctioned Person. No Borrowing or Letter of Credit, use of proceeds or other transaction contemplated by this Agreement will violate any Anti-Corruption Law or applicable Sanctions.
SECTION 3.22    No Burdensome Restrictions. No Loan Party is subject to any Burdensome Restrictions except Burdensome Restrictions permitted under Section 6.10.
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SECTION 3.23.    Material Agreements. Neither any Loan Party nor any Subsidiary is in default in the performance, observance or fulfillment of any of the material obligations, covenants or conditions contained in (i) any agreement or instrument evidencing or governing Funded Debt or (ii) any other agreement to which it is a party, except, in the case of this clause (ii), to the extent that such default could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 3.24.    Existing Predecessor UCCs. The Existing Predecessor UCCs were filed on an entity named "Strathmore Holdings, LLC" in 2011 and 2012. According to the records of the Delaware Secretary of State, "Strathmore Holdings, LLC" was merged with and into BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. on July 13, 2012. The certificate of formation for Strathmore Holdings, the Guarantor under the Loan Documents, was filed on March 30, 2015. Strathmore Holdings owed no Indebtedness to General Electric Capital Corporation at the time the Existing Predecessor UCCs were filed by General Electric Capital Corporation, and owes no Indebtedness to such creditor at the current time.
SECTION 3.25.    EEA Financial Institutions. No Loan Party is an EEA Financial Institution.
ARTICLE IV

Conditions
SECTION 4.01.    Effective Date. The obligations of the Lenders to make Loans and of the Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit hereunder shall not become effective until the date on which each of the following conditions is satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 10.02):
(a)    Credit Agreement and Loan Documents. The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received, in each case on terms and conditions, and subject to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (i) from each party hereto either (A) a counterpart of this Agreement signed on behalf of such party or (B) written evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include fax or other electronic transmission of a signed signature page of this Agreement) that such party has signed a counterpart of this Agreement and (ii) duly executed copies of the Collateral Documents Confirmation Agreement and such other certificates, documents, instruments and agreements as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including any promissory notes requested by a Lender pursuant to Section 2.09 payable to the order of each such requesting Lender and a written opinion of the Loan Parties' counsel, addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, the Swingline Lender and the Lenders in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(b)    Financial Statements and Projections. The Lenders shall have received satisfactory (i) audited consolidated financial statements of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries for the fiscal years ending March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017, (ii) unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of the Company for each fiscal quarter ended after the date of the latest applicable financial statements delivered pursuant to clause (i) of this paragraph and more than 45 days prior to the date hereof, and such financial statements shall not, in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent, reflect any material adverse change in the consolidated financial condition of the Company, as reflected in the audited, consolidated financial statements described in clause (i) of this paragraph and (iii) projections reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.
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(c)    Closing Certificates; Certified Certificate of Incorporation; Good Standing Certificates. The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received, in each case on terms and conditions, and subject to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (i) a certificate of each Loan Party, dated the Effective Date and executed by its respective Secretary or Assistant Secretary, which shall (A) certify the resolutions of its Board of Directors, members or other body authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, (B) identify by name and title and bear the signatures of the officers of such Loan Party authorized to sign the Loan Documents to which it is a party and, in the case of each of the Company, the CSW Borrower and the Whitmore Borrower, its Financial Officers, and (C) (x) contain appropriate attachments, including the charter, articles or certificate of organization or incorporation of each Loan Party certified by the relevant authority of the jurisdiction of organization of such Loan Party and a true and correct copy of its bylaws or operating, management or partnership agreement, or other organizational or governing documents or (y) provide a certification that there has been no change to the organizational documents of such entity previously delivered to the Administrative Agent or its counsel and that such organizational documents remain in full force and effect as of the Effective Date, and (ii) a good standing certificate for each Loan Party from its jurisdiction of organization.
(d)    No Default Certificate. The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received, on terms and conditions, and subject to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, signed by a Financial Officer of the CSW Borrower, dated as of the Effective Date, a certificate of such Financial Officer (i) stating that no Default has occurred and is continuing, (ii) stating that the representations and warranties contained in the Loan Documents are true and correct as of such date, and (iii) certifying as to any other factual matters as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.
(e)    Fees. The Lenders and the Administrative Agent shall have received all fees required to be paid under the Fee Letter, and all other fees and expenses required to be reimbursed for which invoices have been presented (including the reasonable fees and expenses of legal counsel), on or before the Effective Date.
(f)    Lien Searches. The Administrative Agent shall have received the results of a recent lien search in the jurisdiction of organization of each Loan Party and each jurisdiction where assets of the Loan Parties are located, and such search shall reveal no Liens on any of the assets of the Loan Parties except for liens permitted by Section 6.02 or discharged on or prior to the Effective Date pursuant to payoff letters or other documentation reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(g)    Solvency. The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received a solvency certificate signed by a Financial Officer of the CSW Borrower dated the Effective Date giving effect to the Transactions in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(h)    Pledged Equity Interests; Stock Powers; Pledged Notes. To the extent not previously delivered, the Administrative Agent shall have received (i) the certificates representing the Equity Interests pledged pursuant to the Security Agreement, together with an undated stock power for each such certificate executed in blank by a duly authorized officer of the pledgor thereof, and (ii) each promissory note (if any) pledged to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Security Agreement endorsed (without recourse) in blank (or accompanied by an executed transfer form in blank) by the pledgor thereof.
(i)    Filings, Registrations and Recordings. To the extent not previously filed, registered or recorded, each document (including any Uniform Commercial Code financing statement) required by
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the Collateral Documents or under law or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to be filed, registered or recorded in order to create in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a perfected Lien on the Collateral described therein, prior and superior in right to any other Person (other than with respect to Liens expressly permitted by Section 6.02), shall be in proper form for filing, registration or recordation.
(j)    Collateral Access and Control Agreements. To the extent not previously delivered, the Administrative Agent shall have received each Collateral Access Agreement required to be provided pursuant to the Security Agreement.
(k)    Governmental and Third Party Approvals. All governmental and third party approvals necessary in connection with the financing contemplated hereby and the continuing operations of the Loan Parties and their subsidiaries (including shareholder approvals, if any) shall have been obtained on reasonably satisfactory terms and shall be in full force and effect, and all applicable waiting periods shall have expired without any action being taken or threatened by any competent authority that would restrain, prevent or otherwise impose materially adverse conditions any of the transactions contemplated hereby.
(l)    No Injunction or Restraining Order; Litigation. No injunction or temporary restraining order exists which, in the judgment of the Administrative Agent, would prohibit the making of the Loans.
(m)    Insurance. To the extent not previously delivered, the Administrative Agent shall have received evidence of insurance coverage in form, scope, and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and otherwise in compliance with the terms of the Loan Documents.
(n)    Legal and Regulatory Due Diligence. To the extent not previously completed, the Administrative Agent and its counsel shall have completed all legal and regulatory due diligence, the results of which shall be satisfactory to Administrative Agent in its sole discretion
(o)    USA PATRIOT Act, Etc. The Administrative Agent and Lenders shall have received all documentation and other information required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable "know your customer" and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including USA PATRIOT Act, and a properly completed and signed IRS Form W8 or W9, as applicable, for each Loan Party.
(p)    Organizational Chart. The Administrative Agent shall have received an organizational chart in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent setting out the entity structure of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries.
(q)    Other Documents. The Administrative Agent shall have received such other documents as the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, any Lender or their respective counsel may have reasonably requested.
The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowers, the Lenders and the Issuing Bank of the Effective Date, and such notice shall be conclusive and binding. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the obligations of the Lenders to make Loans and of the Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit hereunder shall not become effective unless each of the foregoing conditions is satisfied (or waived pursuant to Section 10.02) at or prior to 2:00 p.m., Dallas, Texas time, on September 15, 2017 (and, in the event such conditions are not so satisfied or waived, the Commitments shall terminate at such time).

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SECTION 4.02. Each Credit Event. The obligation of each Lender to make a Loan on the occasion of any Borrowing, and of the Issuing Bank to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit, is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions:
(a)    The representations and warranties of the Loan Parties set forth in the Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects with the same effect as though made on and as of the date of such Borrowing or the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of such Letter of Credit, as applicable (it being understood and agreed that any representation or warranty which by its terms is made as of a specified date shall be required to be true and correct in all material respects only as of such specified date, and that any representation or warranty which is subject to any materiality qualifier shall be required to be true and correct in all respects).
(b)    At the time of and immediately after giving effect to such Borrowing or the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of such Letter of Credit, as applicable, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing.
(c)    After giving effect to any Borrowing or the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit, Availability shall not be less than zero.
(d)    No event shall have occurred and no condition shall exist which has or could be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(e)    In the case of a Borrowing or the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit to be denominated in a Foreign Currency, there shall not have occurred any change in national or international financial, political or economic conditions or currency exchange rates or exchange controls which in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders (in the case of any Loans to be denominated in a Foreign Currency) or the Issuing Bank (in the case of any Letter of Credit to be denominated in a Foreign Currency) would make it impracticable for such Borrowing, issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit to be denominated in the relevant Foreign Currency.
Each Borrowing and each issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of a Letter of Credit shall be deemed to constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrowers on the date thereof as to the matters specified in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this Section.
Notwithstanding the failure to satisfy the conditions precedent set forth in this Section, unless otherwise directed by the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent may, but shall have no obligation to, continue to make Loans and an Issuing Bank may, but shall have no obligation to, issue, amend, renew or extend, or cause to be issued, amended, renewed or extended, any Letter of Credit for the ratable account and risk of Lenders from time to time if the Administrative Agent believes that making such Loans or issuing, amending, renewing or extending, or causing the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of, any such Letter of Credit is in the best interests of the Lenders.
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ARTICLE V

Affirmative Covenants
Until all of the Secured Obligations shall have been Paid in Full, each Loan Party executing this Agreement covenants and agrees, jointly and severally with all of the other Loan Parties, with the Lenders that:

SECTION 5.01.    Financial Statements and Other Information. The Borrowers will furnish to the Administrative Agent and each Lender:
(a)    Annual Audit. Within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Company, beginning with the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, its audited consolidated balance sheets and related statements of income, shareholders' equity and comprehensive income and cash flows as of the end of and for such year, setting forth, if applicable, in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year, all reported on by independent public accountants reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent (Grant Thornton being deemed acceptable) (without a "going concern" or like qualification or exception and without any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit) to the effect that such consolidated financial statements present fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of the Company and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated and unaudited consolidating basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied; and
(b)    Quarterly Financial Statements. Within 45 days after the end of each fiscal quarter of each fiscal year of the Company, its consolidated balance sheets and related statements of income, shareholder's equity and comprehensive income and cash flows as of the end of and for such fiscal quarter and the then elapsed portion of the fiscal year, setting forth, to the extent applicable, in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding period or periods of (or, in the case of the balance sheets, as of the end of) the previous fiscal year, all certified by a Financial Officer of the CSW Borrower as presenting fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of the Company and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes; and
(c)    Compliance Certificate. Concurrently with any delivery of financial statements under clause (a) or (b) of this Section 5.01, a certificate in substantially the form of Exhibit C hereto of a Financial Officer of the CSW Borrower: (i) certifying as to whether a Default has occurred and, if a Default has occurred, specifying the details thereof and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto, (ii) setting forth reasonably detailed calculations of the financial covenants set forth in Article VII, (iii) stating whether any change in GAAP or in the application thereof has occurred since the date of the Company's financial statements first delivered hereunder and, if any such change has occurred, specifying the effect of such change on the financial statements accompanying such certificate, (iv) attaching certificates of insurance or other evidence acceptable to the Administrative Agent that the insurance required by Section 5.06 is in effect, and (v) setting forth either a list that identifies each Subsidiary of the Company that is an Immaterial Subsidiary as of the date of delivery of such Compliance Certificate or a confirmation that there is no change in such information since the later of the Effective Date or the date of the last such list, and;
(d)    Employee Benefit Plan Audited Financial Statements. Within 10 days after the annual report on Form 5500 has been filed for each plan year of the ESOP, each Plan and each other employee benefit plan sponsored or maintained by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary for which certified
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financial statements are required to be maintained, the audited financial statements of each such plan prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP; and
(e)    Budget. No later than 30 days after the commencement of each fiscal year of the Company, a detailed consolidated budget for such fiscal year (including a projected consolidated balance sheet and related statements of projected operations and cash flow as of the end of and for such fiscal year and setting forth the assumptions used for purposes of preparing such budget) and, promptly when available, any significant revisions of such budget; and
(f)    Public Reports. Promptly after the same become publicly available, copies of all periodic and other reports, proxy statements and other materials filed by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any or all of the functions of said Commission, or with any national securities exchange; and
(g)    Additional Information. Promptly following any request therefor, such other information regarding any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or compliance with the terms of any Loan Document, as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may reasonably request.
The Company represents and warrants that it, its controlling Person and any Subsidiary, in each case, if any, either (i) has no registered or publicly traded securities outstanding, or (ii) files its financial statements with the SEC and/or makes its financial statements available to potential holders of its 144A securities, if any, and, accordingly, the Company hereby (i) authorizes the Administrative Agent to make the financial statements to be provided under Section 5.01(a) and (b) above (collectively or individually, as the context requires, the "Financial Statements"), along with this Agreement, any executed amendments thereto, the Loan Guaranty, each Obligation Guaranty and the Collateral Documents, available to Public-Siders and (ii) agree that at the time such Financial Statements are provided hereunder, they shall already have been made available to holders of its securities. The Company will not request that any other material be posted to Public-Siders without expressly representing and warranting to the Administrative Agent in writing that such materials do not constitute material non-public information within the meaning of the federal securities laws or that the Company has no outstanding publicly traded securities, including 144A securities (nor will the Company be required to post or make available to Public-Siders materials that constitute material non-public information within the meaning of the federal securities laws at any time that the Company has any outstanding publicly traded securities, including 144A securities). Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in no event shall the Company request that the Administrative Agent make available to Public-Siders budgets or any certificates, reports or calculations with respect to the Borrowers' compliance with the covenants contained herein.
SECTION 5.02.    Notices of Material Events. The Borrowers will furnish to the Administrative Agent and each Lender prompt (but in any event within any time period that may be specified below) written notice of the following:
(a)    Default. The occurrence of any Default;
(b)    Notice of Proceedings. The filing or commencement of any action, suit or proceeding by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority against or affecting any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or Affiliate thereof that, if adversely determined, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;
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(c)    Notice of Casualty, etc. As soon as possible and in any event within 5 days after the occurrence thereof, written notice of any of the events described in Section 5.11;
(d)    Immaterial Subsidiaries. (i) the consummation of an acquisition pursuant to which any Subsidiary designated as an Immaterial Subsidiary ceases to be an Immaterial Subsidiary and (ii) any occasion on which any Subsidiary is designated by the Borrowers as an Immaterial Subsidiary pursuant to the delivery of a Compliance Certificate or otherwise; and
(e)    Material Adverse Effect. Any other development that results in, or could reasonably be expected to result in, a Material Adverse Effect.
Each notice delivered under this Section shall be accompanied by a statement of a Financial Officer of the CSW Borrower setting forth the details of the event or development requiring such notice and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto.
SECTION 5.03.    Existence; Conduct of Business. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary (except, with respect to Subsidiaries, as otherwise provided with under Section 6.03) to, do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its legal existence and the rights, licenses, permits, privileges, franchises, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade names material to the conduct of its business.
SECTION 5.04    Payment of Obligations. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, pay its Funded Debt and other material obligations, including Tax liabilities, before the same shall become delinquent or in default, except where (a) the validity or amount thereof is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, (b) such Loan Party or such Subsidiary has set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP, (c) such contest effectively suspends collection of the contested obligation and the enforcement of any Lien securing such obligation, and (d) the failure to make payment pending such contest could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 5.05.    Maintenance and Use of Properties; Notices.
(a)    Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, keep and maintain all property material to the conduct of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted.
(b)    Except as could not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect, neither any Loan Party nor any Subsidiary will use or knowingly permit any third party to use, generate, manufacture, produce, store, or release, on, under or at the Real Property, or transfer to or from the Real Property, any Hazardous Material, except in compliance with all Environmental Laws, and each Loan Party and each Subsidiary shall otherwise comply, at its sole expense and responsibility, with all Environmental Laws, provided that if any such occurrence shall nevertheless happen, the Loan Parties shall promptly remedy such condition at their sole expense and responsibility, provided, further, that nothing herein shall prohibit any Loan Party from undertaking appropriate proceedings against any third party that may be responsible for such condition. The Loan Parties shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent in writing if any officer of any Loan Party learns of the occurrence of any material violation of any Environmental Law on or affecting or otherwise in respect of the Real Property.
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(c)    The Borrower Representative will furnish to the Administrative Agent prompt (but in any event within fifteen (15) days) written notice of the execution by any Loan Party of any agreement granting any Person any right of first refusal, option or other contractual right to purchase any owned Real Property or any material interest therein.
SECTION 5.06.    Insurance.
(a)    Required Coverage. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, maintain insurance coverage with financially sound and reputable insurers in such amounts and covering such risks as are usually carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in the same general areas in which such Loan Party or such Subsidiary operates. Without limiting the foregoing, each Loan Party agrees that it will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, obtain when the nature of its business requires it or when the Administrative Agent shall otherwise reasonably request, and will thereafter continuously maintain the following described policies of insurance:
(i)    Commercial General Liability. Comprehensive General Liability Insurance on ACORD form 25 with limits of not less than $2,000,000 per occurrence combined single limit and $2,000,000 in the aggregate for the policy period, or in whatever higher amounts as may be reasonably required by Administrative Agent from time to time by notice to the Borrower Representative, and extended to cover: (A) Blanket Contractual Liability assumed by any Loan Party or Subsidiary with defense provided in addition to policy limits for indemnities of the named insured, (B) Independent Contractors Liability providing coverage in connection with such portion of the work which is subcontracted, (C) Broad Form Property Damage Liability, (D) Products & Completed Operations form coverage, such coverage to apply for two years following completion of construction, (E) waiver of subrogation against all parties named additional insured, (F) severability of interest provision, and (G) Personal Injury & Advertisers Liability.
(ii)    Automobile Liability. Automobile Liability including coverage on owned, hired and non-owned automobiles and other vehicles, with Bodily Injury and Property Damage limits of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence combined single limit, with a waiver of subrogation against all parties named as additional insured.
(iii)    Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability. Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability Insurance in accordance with applicable laws. The policy limit under the Employer's Liability Insurance section shall not be less than $1,000,000 for any one accident.
(iv)    Umbrella/Excess Liability. Umbrella/Excess Liability in excess of Commercial General Liability, Automobile Liability and Employers' Liability coverages which is at least as broad as these underlying policies with a limit of liability of $10,000,000.
(v)    Casualty. All-Risk Property (Special Cause of Loss) Insurance on the improvements and equipment included in the Collateral in an amount not less than $50,000,000. This policy must also list Administrative Agent as mortgagee and loss payee.
(vi)    Other Insurance. Such other insurance as Administrative Agent may require, which may include, without limitation, errors and omissions insurance, business interruption insurance, with respect to the contractors, architects and engineers, rent abatement and/or business loss.
(b)    Forms of Policies. All insurance policies shall (i) be issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in Texas having a rating of "A-" VIII or better by A.M. Best Co., in Best's Rating
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Guide, (ii) name "JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent" as additional insured on all liability insurance and as mortgagee and loss payee on all All-Risk Property insurance, (iii) be endorsed to show that each Loan Party's and each Subsidiary's insurance shall be primary and all insurance carried by Administrative Agent is strictly excess and secondary and shall not contribute with any Loan Party's or any Subsidiary's insurance, (iv) provide that Administrative Agent is to receive notice prior to non-renewal or cancellation, (v) be evidenced by a certificate of insurance to be provided to Administrative Agent along with a copy of the policy for All-Risk Property coverage, (vi) include either policy or binder numbers on the Accord form, and (vii) otherwise be in form and amounts reasonably acceptable to Administrative Agent.
(c)    Evidence of Insurance; Payment of Premiums. The Borrower Representative shall deliver to Administrative Agent, at least five (5) days before the expiration of an existing policy, evidence acceptable to Administrative Agent of the continuation of the coverage of the expiring policy. If Administrative Agent has not received satisfactory evidence of such continuation of coverage in the time frame herein specified, Administrative Agent shall have the right, but not the obligation, after prior notice to the Borrower Representative, to purchase such insurance for Administrative Agent's and the Lenders' interest only. Any amounts so disbursed by Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 5.06(c) shall be repaid by the Loan Parties within ten (10) Business Days after written demand therefor. Nothing contained in this Section 5.06(c) shall require Administrative Agent to incur any expense or take any action hereunder, and inaction by Administrative Agent shall never be considered a waiver of any right accruing to Administrative Agent on account on this Section 5.06(c). The payment by Administrative Agent of any insurance premium for insurance which any Loan Party or any Subsidiary is obligated to provide hereunder but which Administrative Agent believes has not been paid, shall be conclusive between the parties as to the legality and amounts so paid. Each Loan Party agrees to pay, and to cause each Subsidiary to pay, all premiums on such insurance as they become due, and will not permit any condition to exist on or with respect to the Real Property which would (x) invalidate any material portion or (y) wholly invalidate any insurance thereon.
(d)    Collateral Protection. Unless the Borrower Representative provides Administrative Agent with evidence satisfactory to Administrative Agent of the insurance coverage required by this Agreement, Administrative Agent may purchase insurance at the Loan Parties' expense to protect Administrative Agent's and the Lenders' interest in the Collateral. This insurance may, but need not, protect the Loan Parties' interest in the Collateral. The coverages that Administrative Agent purchases may not pay any claim that a Loan Party makes or any claim that is made against a Loan Party in connection with the Collateral. The Loan Parties may later cancel any insurance purchased by Administrative Agent, but only after providing Administrative Agent with evidence satisfactory to Administrative Agent that the Loan Parties have obtained insurance as required by this Agreement. If Administrative Agent purchases insurance for the Collateral, the Loan Parties will be responsible for the costs of that insurance, including any charges imposed by Administrative Agent in connection with the placement of insurance, until the effective date of the cancellation or expiration of such insurance. The costs of the insurance may, at Administrative Agent's discretion, be added to the Loan Parties' total principal obligation owing to Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and in any event shall be secured by the Liens on the Collateral created by the Loan Documents. It is understood and agreed that the costs of insurance obtained by Administrative Agent may be more than the costs of insurance the Loan Parties may be able to obtain on their own.
(e)    No Liability; Assignment. Administrative Agent shall not by the fact of approving, disapproving, accepting, preventing, obtaining or failing to obtain any such insurance, incur any liability for the form or legal sufficiency of insurance contracts, solvency of insurers, or payment of losses, and
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each Loan Party hereby expressly assumes full responsibility therefor and all liability, if any, thereunder. Each Loan Party hereby absolutely assigns and transfers to Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders all of such Loan Party's right, title and interest in and to any unearned premiums paid on policies and any claims thereunder and Administrative Agent and/or the Lenders shall have the right, but not the obligation, to assign any then existing claims under the same to any purchaser of the Real Property at any foreclosure sale; provided, however, that so long as no Default exists, each Loan Party shall have the right under a license granted hereby, and Administrative Agent hereby grants to each Loan Party a license, to exercise rights under said policies and in and to said premiums subject to the provisions of this Agreement. Said license shall be revoked automatically when a Default exists.
SECTION 5.07.    Insurance, Condemnation and Casualty Losses. The payment of any insurance proceeds, condemnation awards or other compensation payable in respect of any damage to or destruction or taking of any portion of any of the Collateral may be negotiated with the applicable payor by the Loan Parties if no Event of Default exists. If an Event of Default exists, the Administrative Agent shall have the sole right to negotiate the amounts payable with respect to any loss or taking of any of the Collateral.
SECTION 5.08.    Books and Records; Inspection Rights. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, keep proper books of record and account in which full, true and correct entries are made of all transactions in relation to its business and activities. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, permit any representatives designated by the Administrative Agent, upon reasonable prior notice, to visit and inspect its properties, to examine and make extracts from its books and records, and to discuss its affairs, finances and condition with its officers and, if reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, its independent accountants, all at such reasonable times and as often as reasonably requested. During the continuance of an Event of Default, each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, permit any representatives designated by any Lender, upon reasonable prior notice, to visit and inspect its properties, to examine and make extracts from its books and records.
SECTION 5.09.    Compliance with Laws and Material Contractual Obligations. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each of Subsidiary to, comply with all laws, rules, regulations and orders of any Governmental Authority applicable to it or its property, and perform in all material respects its obligations under material agreements to which it is a party, except, in each case, where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Each Loan Party will maintain in effect and enforce policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by such Loan Party, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions.
SECTION 5.10.    Use of Proceeds.
(a)    The proceeds of the Revolving Loans will be used for payment of fees and expenses payable in connection with the Transactions (other than upfront fees), acquisitions permitted pursuant to the terms of Sections 6.04(l) and (m) and for other working capital and other general corporate purposes of the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries of the Borrowers. No part of the proceeds of any Loan and no Letter of Credit will be used, whether directly or indirectly, for any purpose that entails a violation of any of the Regulations of the Board, including Regulations T, U and X. Letters of Credit will be issued only to support transactions of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries entered into in the ordinary course of business.
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(b)    The Borrowers will not request any Borrowing or Letter of Credit, and no Borrower shall use, and each Borrower shall procure that its Subsidiaries and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall not use, the proceeds of any Borrowing or Letter of Credit (a) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of value, to any Person in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws, (b) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country to the extent that such activities, business or transaction would be prohibited by Sanctions if conducted by a corporation incorporated in the United States or the European Union, or (c) in any manner that would result in the violation of any Sanctions applicable to any party hereto.
SECTION 5.11.Casualty and Condemnation. The Borrower Representative (a) will furnish to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders prompt written notice of any casualty or other insured damage to any material portion of the Collateral or the commencement of any action or proceeding for the taking of any material portion of the Collateral or interest therein under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding and (b) will ensure that the Net Proceeds of any such event (whether in the form of insurance proceeds, condemnation awards or otherwise) are collected and applied in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Agreement and the Collateral Documents.
SECTION 5.12.    Additional Collateral; Further Assurances.
(a)    New Subsidiaries. Subject to applicable Requirements of Law set forth in clause (b) of that definition, each Loan Party will cause each of its Domestic Subsidiaries (other than an Immaterial Subsidiary, but only for so long as such Subsidiary is an Immaterial Subsidiary) formed or acquired after the date of this Agreement to become a Loan Party by executing a Joinder Agreement within thirty Business Days (or such longer period acceptable to the Administrative Agent). Upon execution and delivery thereof, each such Person (i) shall automatically become a Loan Guarantor hereunder and thereupon shall have all of the rights, benefits, duties, and obligations in such capacity under the Loan Documents and (ii) will grant Liens to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, in any property of such Loan Party of the type which constitutes Collateral, including certain parcels of Real Property located in the U.S.; provided, however, (i) any Domestic Subsidiary that becomes a Loan Party and owns Equity Interests in a Disregarded Domestic Person will only be required to pledge its Equity Interests in any Disregarded Domestic Person in accordance with Section 5.12(b) and (ii) any Disregarded Domestic Person that becomes a Loan Party will only be required to pledge its Equity Interests in any Foreign Subsidiary in which it owns Equity Interests in accordance with Section 5.12(b). Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that any Subsidiary that was previously an Immaterial Subsidiary is no longer designated as an Immaterial Subsidiary, such Subsidiary shall be treated for purposes of this Section as if it was formed or acquired after the date of this Agreement.
(b)    Equity Interests of Subsidiaries. Each Loan Party will cause (i) 100% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of each of its Domestic Subsidiaries (other than Disregarded Domestic Persons), (ii) 65% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests in each Disregarded Domestic Person and (iii) 65% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.9562(c)(2)) and 100% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests not entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.9562(c)(2)) in each Foreign Subsidiary directly owned by such Loan Party to be subject at all times to a first priority, perfected Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Loan Documents or other Collateral Documents as the Administrative Agent shall
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reasonably request. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no actions in any jurisdiction outside the United States, other than Canada and the United Kingdom, or required by laws of any jurisdiction outside the United States, other than Canada and the United Kingdom, shall be required to be taken by any Loan Party in order to create any security interests in any such Equity Interests.
(c)    General Further Assurances. Within thirty Business Days (or such longer period acceptable to the Administrative Agent), and subject to the terms of the Security Agreement, each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, execute any and all further documents, financing statements, agreements and instruments, and take all such further actions (including the filing and recording of financing statements, fixture filings, mortgages, deeds of trust and other documents), which may be required under any applicable law, or which the Administrative Agent may reasonably request, to effectuate the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents or to grant, preserve, protect or perfect the Liens created or intended to be created by the Collateral Documents or the validity or priority of any such Lien, all at the expense of the Loan Parties. The Loan Parties also agree to provide to the Administrative Agent, from time to time upon request, evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent as to the perfection and priority of the Liens created or intended to be created by the Collateral Documents. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no actions in any jurisdiction outside the United States, other than Canada and the United Kingdom, or required by laws of any jurisdiction outside the United States, other than Canada and the United Kingdom, shall be required in order to create any security interests in any asset of any Loan Party physically located in any jurisdiction outside the United States, other than Canada and the United Kingdom, or subject to a document of title governed by the laws of any jurisdiction outside the United States, other than Canada and the United Kingdom, or to perfect any security interest under such laws.
(d)    Acquisition of Material Assets. If any material assets (including any assets acquired in an acquisition permitted hereby) are acquired by any Loan Party after the Effective Date (excluding (i) assets constituting Collateral under the Collateral Documents that become subject to the Lien of the Collateral Documents upon acquisition thereof, (ii) assets excluded from the Collateral under the Collateral Documents and (iii) any interests in Real Property, other than fixtures, landlord waivers, other collateral access agreements, subordinations, bailee or other warehouse waivers, consents and other waivers not granting a Lien in the Real Property), the Borrower Representative will notify the Administrative Agent thereof, and, if requested by the Administrative Agent, within thirty Business Days (or such longer period acceptable to the Administrative Agent) will cause such assets to be subjected to a Lien securing the Obligations and will take, and cause each applicable Loan Party or Subsidiary to take, such actions as shall be necessary or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to grant, perfect and protect such Liens, including actions described in paragraph (a) of this Section and deliver such other documentation as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request in connection with the foregoing, including, without limitation, appropriate UCC-1 financing statements, landlord's waivers, certified resolutions and other organizational and authorizing documents of such Loan Party, favorable opinions of counsel to such Person (which shall cover, among other things, the legality, validity, binding effect and enforceability of the Collateral Documents referred to above and the perfection of the Administrative Agent's Liens thereunder), all in form, content and scope reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
SECTION 5.13.    Depository Banks. To provide additional security for the Obligations, each Loan Party and each Subsidiary will maintain all of their primary depository, lockbox and operating accounts at a Lender; provided that (a) the payroll bank account and the flexible spending bank account of the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries of the Borrowers and other accounts used exclusively for payroll, payroll taxes and other wage and benefit payments may be located at American National Bank of Texas
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or at a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, and (b) accounts may be opened with a financial institution other than a Lender at any location where a Lender does not have a branch that is reasonably convenient to such Loan Party and such Loan Party has a reasonable business need to maintain an account or accounts at such location; provided further, subject to the immediately preceding proviso, that each Loan Party and each Subsidiary shall have up to six months after the Effective Date or after the date of the acquisition of any primary depository, lockbox and operating accounts that are located at an entity that is not a Lender to move such primary depository, lockbox or operating accounts of Subsidiaries to accounts at a Lender to comply with this Section 5.13, provided further that, if a Loan Party has any primary depository, lockbox or operating accounts at a financial institution that was a Lender at the time such accounts were opened, such Loan Party will have up to six months to move any such primary depository, lockbox or operating accounts of such Loan Party to accounts at a Lender.
SECTION 5.14.    Accuracy of Information. The Loan Parties will ensure, and will cause the Subsidiaries to ensure, that any information, including financial statements or other documents, furnished to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any amendment or modification hereof or thereof or waiver hereunder or thereunder contains no material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, and the furnishing of such information shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty by the Borrowers on the date thereof as to the matters specified in this Section 5.14.
SECTION 5.15.    Employee Benefit Plans. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, maintain each employee benefit plan as to which it may have any liability, in material compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and other laws, except where the failure to so comply could not reasonably be expected to subject the applicable employee benefit plan, trust or any Loan Party to any liability in excess of $1,500,000. The Borrower Representative will provide the Administrative Agent and the Lenders with written notice promptly upon (and in no event later than ten (10) Business Days after) the occurrence of any of the following: (a) the institution of steps by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary to withdraw from, or the institution of any steps to terminate, any employee benefit plan as to which it could reasonably be expected to have liability (including the ESOP, any Plan and any Multiemployer Plan) in excess of $1,500,000; (b) any ERISA Event or any material non-exempt prohibited transaction or Code violation that has occurred or been alleged in writing to have occurred with respect to any employee benefit plan (including the ESOP, any Plan and any Multiemployer Plan) with respect to which any Loan Party or any Subsidiary could reasonably be expected to have any liability or obligation in excess of $1,500,000; (c) the initiation of any investigation or review by the IRS or the Department of Labor or any other Governmental Authority as to whether a material non-exempt prohibited transaction or Code violation might have occurred with respect to any employee benefit plan (including the ESOP, any Plan and any Multiemployer Plan) with respect to which any Loan Party or any Subsidiary could reasonably be expected to have liability in excess of $1,500,000; (d) receipt by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of notice of any audit, investigation, litigation or inquiry by the Department of Labor or the IRS relating to the ESOP, any Plan, any Multiemployer Plan or any other employee benefit plan sponsored or maintained by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or with respect to which any Loan Party or any Subsidiary could reasonably be expected to have any liability in excess of $1,500,000, including copies of such notice and copies of all subsequent material correspondence relating thereto; and (e) any event which would give rise to (i) the loss of the tax qualification of the ESOP, any Plan, any Multiemployer Plan or any other employee benefit plan sponsored or maintained by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, or with respect to which any Loan Party or Subsidiary could reasonably be expected to have any liability or obligation, which is intended to be tax qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code, or the tax-exempt status of the trust established under any such plan, or (ii) the loss of the ESOP's status as
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an employee stock ownership plan under Section 4975(e)(7) of the Code, in each case which could reasonably be expected to result in liability or obligation in excess of $1,500,000.
SECTION 5.16. Maintenance of ESOP. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, take any and all action necessary to: (a) maintain the ESOP as an "employee stock ownership plan" within the meaning of Section 4975(e)(7) of the Code, and to materially satisfy in form and operation all relevant provisions of the Code, including the provisions of Section 409 of the Code; (b) maintain the qualified status of the ESOP under Section 401(a) of the Code, and the tax-exempt status of the ESOP trust under Section 501(a) of the Code; and (c) ensure that the employer securities held under the ESOP are "employer securities" within the meaning of Section 409(l) of the Code.
ARTICLE VI

Negative Covenants
Until all of the Secured Obligations shall have been Paid in Full, each Loan Party executing this Agreement covenants and agrees, jointly and severally with all of the other Loan Parties, with the Lenders that:
SECTION 6.01.    Indebtedness. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Indebtedness, except:
(a)    Indebtedness created under the Loan Documents and the Secured Obligations;
(b)    Indebtedness existing on the date hereof and set forth in Schedule 6.01 and any extensions, renewals and replacements of any such Indebtedness that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof or result in an earlier maturity date or decreased weighted average life thereof;
(c)    Indebtedness of
(i)    any Non-Loan Party to a Loan Party, provided that (A) any Equity Interests held by a Loan Party in any such Subsidiary shall be pledged pursuant to the Collateral Documents (subject to the limitations applicable to Equity Interests in a Foreign Subsidiary referred to in Section 5.12), (B) the aggregate amount of investments made by Loan Parties in Non-Loan Parties shall not exceed $1,000,000 during any fiscal year of the Company and (C) the aggregate amount of (1) loans and advances made by Loan Parties to, and (2) Guarantees made by Loan Parties of Indebtedness of, Non-Loan Parties (excluding all intercompany loans and investments by and between a Loan Party and a Non-Loan Party, which are listed on Schedule 6.01(c) on the Effective Date) shall not exceed $5,000,000 in the aggregate outstanding at any time (in each case determined without regard to any write-downs or write-offs),
(ii)    any Non-Loan Party to another Non-Loan Party,
(iii)    any Loan Party to another Loan Party, and
(iv)    any Loan Party to a Non-Loan Party, provided that (A) such Indebtedness shall be Subordinated Indebtedness and (B) the sum of the amount of all such Indebtedness under this clause (c)(iv) plus, without duplication, the amount of Guarantees outstanding under clause (d)(iv) of this Section 6.01 shall not exceed $1,500,000 in the aggregate outstanding at any time;
(d)    Guarantees of Indebtedness of
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(i)    any Non-Loan Party by a Loan Party, subject to the limitations set forth in clause (c)(i) preceding,
(ii)    any Non-Loan Party by another Non-Loan Party,
(iii)    any Loan Party by another Loan Party, and
(iv)    any Loan Party by a Non-Loan Party, provided that (A) such Guarantee shall constitute Subordinated Indebtedness and (B) the sum of the amount of all such Guarantees under this clause (d)(iv) plus, without duplication, the amount of Indebtedness outstanding under clause (c)(iv) of this Section 6.01 shall not exceed $1,500,000 in the aggregate outstanding at any time;
(e)    Indebtedness of the Company, any Borrower or any Subsidiary that is (i) incurred to finance the acquisition, construction or improvement of any fixed or capital assets, including Capital Lease Obligations and any Indebtedness assumed in connection with the acquisition of any such assets or secured by a Lien on any such assets prior to the acquisition thereof, or (ii) purchase money Indebtedness, and, in each case, extensions, renewals and replacements of any such Indebtedness that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof or result in an earlier maturity date or decreased weighted average life thereof; provided that (A) such Indebtedness is incurred prior to or within 90 days after such acquisition or the completion of such construction or improvement and (B) the principal amount of Indebtedness permitted by this clause (e) in the aggregate for the Company and its Subsidiaries shall not exceed $5,000,000 at any time outstanding;
(f)    Indebtedness of the Loan Parties arising in connection with Swap Agreements permitted by Section 6.07;
(g)    cash management obligations and Indebtedness incurred by the Company, any Borrower or any Subsidiary in respect of netting services, overdraft protections and similar arrangements, in each case entered into in the ordinary course of business in connection with cash management and deposit accounts and not involving the borrowing of money;
(h)    unsecured Indebtedness in respect of insurance premiums, performance bonds, bid bonds, appeal bonds, bankers acceptances, surety bonds or other similar obligations arising in the ordinary course of business, and any refinancings thereof, in each case to the extent not provided to secure repayment of other Indebtedness;
(i)    unsecured Indebtedness representing deferred compensation to directors, officers, members of management or employees of the Loan Parties or the Subsidiaries incurred in the ordinary course of business in connection with any acquisitions permitted under the terms of Section 6.04, provided that, the amount of Indebtedness permitted by this clause (i) in the aggregate for the Company and its Subsidiaries shall not exceed $1,000,000 at any time outstanding;
(j)    unsecured Indebtedness consisting of notes to future, present or former directors, officers, members of management or employees or consultants of the Loan Parties or the Subsidiaries or their respective estates, heirs, family members, spouses or former spouses to finance the purchase or redemption of Equity Interests of the Company, provided that, the amount of Indebtedness permitted by this clause (j) in the aggregate for the Company and its Subsidiaries shall not exceed $500,000 at any time outstanding;
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(k)    Indebtedness arising from judgments or decrees that do not constitute Events of Default;
(l)    Indebtedness consisting of earnouts relating to acquisitions permitted by Section 6.04(l) or (m) in an aggregate amount not to exceed $25,000,000 at any time outstanding;
(m)    Indebtedness incurred in connection with the Headquarters Loan and any other obligations arising under or in connection with the Headquarters Loan Agreement or the Headquarters Loan Documents;
(n)    unsecured Subordinated Indebtedness of the Borrowers not exceeding $50,000,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding; and
(o)    other unsecured Indebtedness of the Loan Parties not exceeding $10,000,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding.
SECTION 6.02.    Liens. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Lien on any property or asset now owned or hereafter acquired by it, or assign or sell any income or revenues (including accounts receivable) or rights in respect of any thereof, except:
(a)    Liens created under the Loan Documents;
(b)    Permitted Encumbrances;
(c)    any Lien on any property or asset of the Company or any Subsidiary existing on the date hereof and set forth in Schedule 6.02; provided that (i) such Lien shall not apply to any other property or asset of the Company, such Borrower or such Subsidiary and (ii) such Lien shall secure only those obligations which it secures on the date hereof and extensions, renewals and replacements thereof that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof;
(d)    any Lien existing on any property or asset prior to the acquisition thereof by the Company or any Subsidiary (so long as such property was acquired after the Effective Date); provided that (i) such Lien is not created in contemplation of or in connection with such acquisition, (ii) such Lien shall not apply to any other property or assets of the Loan Party and (iii) such Lien shall secure only those obligations which it secures on the date of such acquisition and extensions, renewals and replacements thereof that do not increase the outstanding principal amount thereof;
(e)    Liens on fixed or capital assets acquired, constructed or improved by the Company or any Subsidiary; provided that (i) such Liens secure Indebtedness permitted by clause (e) of Section 6.01, (ii) such Liens and the Indebtedness secured thereby are incurred prior to or within 90 days after such acquisition or the completion of such construction or improvement, (iii) the Indebtedness secured thereby does not exceed 100% of the cost of acquiring, constructing or improving such fixed or capital assets and (iv) such Liens shall not apply to any other property or assets of the Company or any Subsidiary;
(f)    Liens on (i) the Headquarters Real Property and (ii) the building, improvements and other assets located on or at the Headquarters Real Property securing obligations created under the Headquarters Loan Documents, but specifically excluding Liens on personal property that constitute Collateral under this Agreement, including, but not limited to, office equipment, counters, lifts, mechanical equipment or storage tanks, and a crane on craneways, so long as the holder of such Lien
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referred to in the foregoing (i) and (ii) is subject to a Collateral Access Agreement granting the Administrative Agent access to any Collateral on the Headquarters Real Property;
(g)    Liens arising out of conditional sale, title retention, consignment or similar arrangements for the sale of goods entered into by the Loan Parties or the Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business and in accordance with past practices;
(h)    Liens arising as a matter of law or in the nature of (i) normal and customary rights of setoff and bankers’ liens upon deposits of cash in favor of banks or other depository institutions and (ii) Liens securing reasonable and customary fees for services in favor of banks, securities intermediaries or other depository institutions; and
(i)    Liens granted by a Non-Loan Party in favor of a Loan Party.
SECTION 6.03.    Fundamental Changes. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, merge into or consolidate with any other Person, or permit any other Person to merge into or consolidate with it, or liquidate or dissolve except that, if at the time thereof and immediately after giving effect thereto no Default exists: (a) any Subsidiary may merge into a Borrower in a transaction in which such Borrower is the surviving entity, (b) any Loan Party (other than a Borrower) may merge into any other Loan Party in a transaction in which the surviving entity is a Loan Party, (c) any Borrower may merge into any other Borrower in a transaction in which the surviving entity is a Borrower, so long as such surviving entity assumes all obligations of such Borrower under the Loan Documents and all of the other Secured Obligations, (d) any Non-Loan Party may merge into any other Subsidiary that is a Loan Party in which the surviving entity is a Loan Party, (e) any Subsidiary may liquidate or dissolve if the CSW Borrower determines in good faith that such liquidation or dissolution is in the best interests of the CSW Borrower and is not materially disadvantageous to the Lenders and, if such Subsidiary is a Loan Party, its assets are transferred to a Loan Party, (f) any Loan Party and any Subsidiary may merge or consolidate with any Person acquired pursuant to an acquisition permitted under Section 6.04(l) as long (i) as such Loan Party or such Subsidiary is the surviving entity or (ii) the Person so acquired becomes a Loan Party in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including, without limitation, Section 5.12 hereof; provided that any such merger involving a Person that is not a wholly owned Subsidiary immediately prior to such merger shall not be permitted unless also permitted by Section 6.04 and (g) any other similar intercompany transaction consented to in advance by the Administrative Agent that is not materially adverse to the Lenders (from the perspective of a secured lender). No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, engage to any material extent in any business other than businesses of the type conducted by the Loan Parties and the Subsidiaries on the date of execution of this Agreement and businesses that are reasonably related thereto.
SECTION 6.04. Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, form any subsidiary after the Effective Date, or purchase, hold or acquire (including pursuant to any merger with any Person that was not a Loan Party and a wholly owned Subsidiary prior to such merger) any Equity Interests in or evidences of indebtedness or other securities (including any option, warrant or other right to acquire any of the foregoing) of, make or permit to exist any loans or advances to, Guarantee any obligations of, or make or permit to exist any investment or any other interest in, any other Person, or purchase or otherwise acquire (in one transaction or a series of transactions) any assets of any other Person constituting a business unit (whether through purchase of assets, merger or otherwise), except:
(a)    Permitted Investments;
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(b)    investments in existence on the date hereof and described in Schedule 6.04 and any modifications, replacements, renewals or extensions thereof, provided that the amount of the original investment permitted pursuant to this clause (b) is not increased from the amount of such investments on the Effective Date;
(c)    investments by the Loan Parties and the Subsidiaries in Equity Interests
(i)    in Subsidiaries that are Non-Loan Parties and not Loan Guarantors, provided that (A) any Equity Interests held by a Loan Party in any such Subsidiary shall be pledged pursuant to the Collateral Documents (subject to the limitations applicable to Equity Interests in a Foreign Subsidiary referred to in Section 5.12), (B) the aggregate amount of investments made by Loan Parties in Non-Loan Parties shall not exceed $1,000,000 during any fiscal year of the Company and (C) the aggregate amount of (1) loans and advances made by Loan Parties to, and (2) Guarantees made by Loan Parties of Indebtedness of, Non-Loan Parties (excluding all intercompany loans and investments by and between a Loan Party and a Non-Loan Party, which are listed on Schedule 6.01(c) on the Effective Date) shall not exceed $5,000,000 in the aggregate outstanding at any time (in each case determined without regard to any write-downs or write-offs); and
(ii)    in the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries of the Borrowers that are Loan Parties;
(d)    loans or advances made by any Loan Party to another Loan Party or any Subsidiary and made by any Subsidiary to a Loan Party or any other Subsidiary; provided that the amount of such loans and advances made by Loan Parties to Non-Loan Parties shall be subject to the limitation set forth in clause (c)(i) of this Section 6.04;
(e)    Guarantees constituting Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01; provided that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of Non-Loan Parties that is Guaranteed by any Loan Party shall be subject to the limitation set forth in clause (c)(i) of this Section 6.04;
(f)    investments received in connection with the bankruptcy or reorganization of, or settlement of delinquent accounts and disputes with, customers and suppliers, in each case in the ordinary course of business;
(g)    extension of trade credit in the ordinary course of business;
(h)    Swap Agreements permitted by Section 6.07;
(i)    loans and advances made by a Loan Party or a Subsidiary to its officers, directors, and employees in the ordinary course of business for travel and entertainment expenses, relocation costs and similar purposes up to a maximum for all such loans and advances of $750,000 in the aggregate at any one time outstanding;
(j)    Guarantees by a Loan Party or a Subsidiary of leases of any other Loan Party or Subsidiary (other than Capital Lease Obligations) entered into in the ordinary course of business; provided that the aggregate amount of Guarantees by Loan Parties of leases of Non-Loan Parties is subject at all time to the limitations set forth in paragraph (c)(i) of this Section 6.04;
(k)    endorsements of items for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business;
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(l)    any Loan Party may purchase, hold or acquire (including pursuant to a merger) all the Equity Interests in a domestic Person and may purchase or otherwise acquire (in one transaction or a series of transactions) all or substantially all of the assets of any other domestic Person or all or substantially all of the assets of a division or branch of such domestic Person, if, with respect to each such acquisition:
(i)    Default. No Default exists or would result therefrom;
(ii)    Total Leverage Ratio. The Total Leverage Ratio is 25 basis points less than the maximum Total Leverage Ratio permitted under Section 7.02 at the time of making such acquisition (after giving pro forma effect to such acquisition and the Borrowings being made in connection therewith, and calculating Funded Debt as of such date of acquisition);
(iii)    Delivery and Notice Requirements. The Borrower Representative shall provide to Administrative Agent, prior to the consummation of the acquisition, the following: (A) notice of the acquisition, (B) the most recent financial statements of the target of the proposed acquisition (the "Target") that the Borrower Representative has available, (C) copies of the applicable purchase agreement and copies of such other documentation and information relating to the Target and the acquisition as Administrative Agent may reasonably request, (D) (i) if the total consideration for such purchase, hold or acquisition is equal to or greater than $25,000,000, projected income and cash flow statements for the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries for the period through the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, prepared on a basis reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, giving pro forma effect to proposed acquisition and any Indebtedness incurred in connection therewith and (ii) if the total consideration for such purchase, hold or acquisition is less than $25,000,000, projected income and cash flow statements for the Target for a five year period, prepared on a basis reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and (E) a certificate signed by a Financial Officer of the CSW Borrower certifying: (1) that the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries shall be in Pro Forma Compliance, (2) that after giving effect to the acquisition in question, all representations and warranties contained in the Loan Documents will be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of the closing of the acquisition with the same force and effect as if such representations and warranties had been made on and as of such date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties relate specifically to an earlier date and provided that any such representations and warranties subject to a materiality qualifier must be true and correct in all respects on and as of the date of the closing of the acquisition, except to the extent that such representations and warranties relate specifically to an earlier date; (3) that no Default exists or will result from the acquisition; and (4) to the Company's calculation of its compliance with clause (ii) of this clause (l);
(iv)    Line of Business. The Target is involved in (A) a type of business that is conducted by the Loan Parties and the Subsidiaries or is reasonably related thereto, or (B) a business acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion;
(v)    No Contested Acquisitions. The proposed acquisition shall have been approved by the Board of Directors of the Target (or similar governing body if the Target is not a corporation) and no Person shall have announced that it will oppose the proposed acquisition;
(vi)    Additional Collateral. The Loan Parties shall have complied with their obligations under Section 5.12 as of the date required by such Section; and
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(vii)    Structure. If the proposed acquisition is an acquisition of the stock or other Equity Interest issued by a Target, the acquisition will be structured so that the Target will become a wholly owned Domestic Subsidiary directly owned by a Loan Party or will be merged with or into any Loan Party. If the proposed acquisition is an acquisition of assets, the acquisition will be structured so that a Loan Party shall acquire the assets either directly or through a merger;
(m)    any Loan Party may purchase, hold or acquire (including pursuant to a merger) all the Equity Interests in a foreign Person and may purchase or otherwise acquire (in one transaction or a series of transactions) all or substantially all of the assets of any other foreign Person or all or substantially all of the assets of a division or branch of such foreign Person; provided, that (x) all such foreign acquisitions made by the Loan Parties during the term of this Agreement may not exceed $100,000,000 in the aggregate and (y) with respect to each such foreign acquisition:
(i)    Default. No Default exists or would result therefrom;
(ii)    Total Leverage Ratio. The Total Leverage Ratio is 25 basis points less than the maximum Total Leverage Ratio permitted under Section 7.02 at the time of making such acquisition (after giving pro forma effect to such acquisition and the Borrowings being made in connection therewith, and calculating Funded Debt as of such date of acquisition);
(iii)    Delivery and Notice Requirements. The Borrower Representative shall provide to Administrative Agent, prior to the consummation of the acquisition, the following: (A) notice of the acquisition, (B) the most recent financial statements of the Target that the Borrower Representative has available, (C) copies of the applicable purchase agreement and copies of such other documentation and information relating to the Target and the acquisition as Administrative Agent may reasonably request, (D) projected income and cash flow statements for the Target for a five year period, prepared on a basis reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and (E) a certificate signed by a Financial Officer of the CSW Borrower certifying: (1) that the Company shall be in Pro Forma Compliance, (2) that after giving effect to the acquisition in question, all representations and warranties contained in the Loan Documents will be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of the closing of the acquisition with the same force and effect as if such representations and warranties had been made on and as of such date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties relate specifically to an earlier date and provided that any such representations and warranties subject to a materiality qualifier must be true and correct in all respects on and as of the date of the closing of the acquisition, except to the extent that such representations and warranties relate specifically to an earlier date; (3) that no Default exists or will result from the acquisition; and (4) to the Company's calculation of its compliance with clause (ii) of this clause (m);
(iv)    Line of Business. The Target is involved in (A) a type of business that is conducted by the Loan Parties and the Subsidiaries or is reasonably related thereto, or (B) a business acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion;
(v)    No Contested Acquisitions. The proposed acquisition shall have been approved by the Board of Directors of the Target (or similar governing body if the Target is not a corporation) and no Person shall have announced that it will oppose the proposed acquisition; and
(vi)    Additional Collateral. The Loan Parties shall have complied with their obligations under Section 5.12 (if any) as of the date required by such Section;
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(n)    promissory notes issued to the Loan Parties or any Subsidiaries by the purchasers of assets sold in accordance with Section 6.05, provided that (i) the aggregate face amount of all promissory notes issued in connection with assets sold pursuant to Section 6.05(o) shall not exceed $4,000,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding and (ii) the aggregate face amount of all promissory notes issued in connection with all other assets sold in accordance with Section 6.05 shall not exceed $250,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding;
(o)    the Loan Parties and any Subsidiaries may (i) acquire and hold obligations of future, present or former directors, officers, members of management, employees or consultants of the Loan Parties or any Subsidiaries or their respective estates, heirs, family members, spouses or former spouses in connection with such Person's acquisition of Equity Interests of the Company, provided that, the amount of such investments permitted by this clause (o) in the aggregate for the Loan Parties and any Subsidiaries shall not exceed $500,000 at any time and (ii) redeem or repurchase Equity Interests of the Company to the extent permitted by Section 6.08(k);
(p)    investments of any Person existing at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary of the Company or consolidates or merges with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (including in connection with an acquisition permitted under clauses (l) or (m) hereof) so long as such investments were not made in contemplation of such Person becoming a Subsidiary or of such merger;
(q)    the capitalization or forgiveness of any Indebtedness owed to a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries by any Loan Party;
(r)    investments specifically permitted pursuant to Sections 6.03(d) and (g);
(s)    investments specifically permitted pursuant to Sections 6.05(d), (e) and (s); and
(t)    so long as no Event of Default under clause (a), (b), (h), (i), (j) or (p) of Section 8.01 exists or would result therefrom, (x) investments by the Whitmore Borrower in the JV Entity in accordance with the JV Purchase Agreement and (y) other investments by the Whitmore Borrower in the JV Entity; provided, that the aggregate amount of all such investments permitted by this Section 6.04 in the JV Entity over the term of this Agreement shall not exceed $35,000,000.
SECTION 6.05.    Asset Sales. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, sell, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of any asset, including any Equity Interest owned by it, nor will the Company and the Borrowers permit any Subsidiary to issue any additional Equity Interest in such Subsidiary, except:
(a)    sales of inventory in the ordinary course of business;
(b)    sales, transfers and dispositions of used or surplus equipment (including owned or leased vehicles) in the ordinary course of business;
(c)    sales, transfers and dispositions of Permitted Investments in the ordinary course of business and the use of cash in a manner not prohibited under this Agreement;
(d)    any Subsidiary may sell, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of its assets to a Loan Party, provided, that to the extent such Subsidiary is a Non-Loan Party, such sale, transfer, lease or other disposition is on prices and on terms and conditions not less favorable to such Loan Party than could be obtained on an arm's-length basis from unrelated third parties;
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(e)    any Non-Loan Party may sell, transfer lease or otherwise dispose of its assets (including any Equity Interests owned by it) to another Non-Loan Party;
(f)    the licensing or sublicensing of intellectual property in the ordinary course of business;
(g)    the lapse, abandonment or other disposition of intellectual property that is, in the reasonable and good faith judgment of a Loan Party, no longer economically practicable or commercially desirable to maintain, or useful in the conduct of business of the Loan Parties or any of the Subsidiaries;
(h)    the leasing or subleasing of property to third parties in the ordinary course of business;
(i)    sales, forgiveness or discounting on a non-recourse basis and in the ordinary course of business, of past due accounts in connection with the collection or compromise thereof, or the settlement of delinquent accounts or in connection with the bankruptcy or reorganization of suppliers of customers;
(j)    dispositions resulting from casualty events, provided that the Net Proceeds thereof are applied in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.10;
(k)    cancellations of any intercompany Indebtedness owing by any Loan Party to any other Loan Party or any of their Subsidiaries;
(l)    any surrender or waiver of contractual rights or claims in the ordinary course of business or as deemed reasonably necessary by a Loan Party or a Subsidiary in connection with the settlement of litigation with a non-Affiliate;
(m)    issuances of directors' qualifying shares in respect of any Foreign Subsidiary to the extent required by applicable law;
(n)    sales, transfers and dispositions of assets (including Equity Interests) specifically provided for in Sections 6.03, 6.04, 6.06 and 6.08 (other than Section 6.08(j));
(o)    the sales of the Real Property identified on Schedule 6.05(o);
(p)    sales, transfers and other dispositions of assets (other than Equity Interests in a Subsidiary) that are not permitted by any other clause of this Section 6.05; provided that the aggregate fair market value of all assets sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of in reliance upon this clause (p) shall not exceed $1,000,000 during any fiscal year of the Company; provided further that all sales, transfers, leases and other dispositions permitted by this clause (p) (other than those solely among the Loan Parties) shall be made for fair value and at least 80% cash consideration;
(q)    sales, transfers and other dispositions of all, but not less than all, of the Equity Interests in any of Balco, Inc. or Strathmore Holdings, LLC and/or in any of their wholly owned Subsidiaries; provided that all sales, transfers, leases and other dispositions permitted by this clause (q) (other than those solely among the Loan Parties) shall be made for fair value and at least 80% cash consideration;
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(r)    the sale, transfer, lease or other disposition of the Headquarters Real Property in accordance with the terms of the Headquarters Loan Agreement;
(s)    the transfer or other disposition of Equity Interests in a Non-Loan Party to a Loan Party, so long as such transfer or other disposition is on prices and on terms and conditions not less favorable to such Loan Party than could be obtained on an arm's-length basis from unrelated third parties; and
(t)    the sale, transfer, lease or other disposition of any asset by the Whitmore Borrower to the JV Entity in accordance with the terms and conditions of the JV Purchase Agreement as such agreement is in effect on the Second Amendment Effective Date.
SECTION 6.06.    Sale and Leaseback Transactions. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, enter into any arrangement, directly or indirectly, whereby it shall sell or transfer any property, real or personal, used or useful in its business, whether now owned or hereinafter acquired, and thereafter rent or lease such property or other property that it intends to use for substantially the same purpose or purposes as the property sold or transferred (a "Sale and Leaseback Transaction"), except for any such sale of any fixed or capital assets by the Company or any Subsidiary that is made for cash consideration in an amount not less than the cost of such fixed or capital asset and is consummated within 90 days after the Company or such Subsidiary acquires or completes the construction of such fixed or capital asset.
SECTION 6.07.    Swap Agreements. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, enter into any Swap Agreement, except that the Loan Parties may enter into (a) Swap Agreements entered into to hedge or mitigate risks to which the Company or any Subsidiary has actual exposure (other than those in respect of Equity Interests of the Company or any Subsidiary), and (b) Swap Agreements entered into in order to effectively cap, collar or exchange interest rates (from fixed to floating rates, from one floating rate to another floating rate or otherwise) with respect to any interest–bearing liability or investment of the Company or any Subsidiary.
SECTION 6.08.    Restricted Payments; Certain Payments of Indebtedness; Cash Payments Made in Respect of Plans.No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, (1) declare or make, or agree to pay or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, or incur any obligation (contingent or otherwise) to do so or (2) make or agree to pay or make, directly or indirectly, any payment or other distribution (whether in cash securities or other property) of or in respect of principal of or interest on any Indebtedness, or any payment or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any Indebtedness, except:
(a)    the Company may declare and pay dividends with respect to the Equity Interests it has issued payable solely in additional Equity Interests;
(b)    Subsidiaries of the Company may declare and pay dividends ratably with respect to their Equity Interests;
(c)    the Company may declare and pay cash dividends if (i) no Default then exists or would result therefrom, (ii) the Total Leverage Ratio is less than 3.00 to 1.00, and (iii) the Borrower Representative provides the Administrative Agent evidence that after giving effect to such dividends, the Company shall be in compliance with clause (ii) of this subsection and in Pro Forma Compliance;
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(d)    payments in respect of or relating to earnouts and seller financing, if (i) no Default then exists or would result therefrom, (ii) the Total Leverage Ratio is less than 3.00 to 1.00 both before and after giving effect to such payment, and (iii) the Borrower Representative provides the Administrative Agent evidence that after giving effect thereto, the Company shall be in compliance with clause (ii) of this subsection and in Pro Forma Compliance;
(e)    payments in respect of Indebtedness created under the Loan Documents and payments with respect to other Secured Obligations;
(f)    payments in respect of the Headquarters Loan and other obligations arising under or in connection with the Headquarters Loan Agreement and the Headquarters Loan Documents;
(g)    payment of regularly scheduled interest and principal payments as and when due in respect of (A) any Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01 except Subordinated Indebtedness, and (B) so long as no Default then exists or would result therefrom, payments in respect of the Subordinated Indebtedness that are not prohibited by the subordination provisions of such Subordinated Indebtedness;
(h)    refinancing of Indebtedness to the extent permitted by Section 6.01;
(i)    payment of secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of a sale, transfer or other disposition (including casualty events) of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness to the extent such sale, transfer or other disposition is permitted by the terms of Section 6.05;
(j)    to the extent the same would constitute payments restricted pursuant to this Section 6.08, the Loan Parties may enter into and consummate the transactions expressly permitted pursuant to any provision of Section 6.04, Section 6.05 or Section 6.09 (except any payment in respect of Plans) hereof (including the payment of fees and expenses arising in connection therewith or related thereto);
(k)    the Company may pay (and the Subsidiaries may make Restricted Payments to allow the Company to pay) for the redemption or repurchase of Equity Interests of the Company held by any future, present or former directors, officers, members of management, employees or consultants of the Loan Parties or any Subsidiaries or their respective estates, heirs, family members, spouses or former spouses, provided that such payments under this Section 6.08(k) (excluding non-cash repurchases of Equity Interests deemed to occur upon exercise of any options, warrants, or rights, if such repurchased Equity Interests represent a portion of the exercise price of the Equity Interests in respect of such options, warrants and rights are exercised) do not exceed $500,000 in the aggregate in any fiscal year; and
(l)    the Company may pay (and the Subsidiaries may make Restricted Payments to allow the Company to pay) for the redemption or repurchase of Equity Interests of the Company held in the open market by Persons other than present or former directors, officers, members of management, employees or consultants of the Loan Parties or any Subsidiaries or their respective estates, heirs, family members, spouses or former spouses, if (i) no Default then exists or would result therefrom, (ii) the Total Leverage Ratio is less than 3.00 to 1.00 both before and after giving effect to such payment, and (iii) the Borrower Representative provides the Administrative Agent evidence that after giving effect thereto, the Company shall be in compliance with clause (ii) of this subsection and in Pro Forma Compliance.
SECTION 6.09. Transactions with Affiliates. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, sell, lease or otherwise transfer any property or assets to, or purchase, lease or otherwise acquire any property or assets from, or otherwise engage in any other transactions with, any of its Affiliates or any Non-Loan Parties, except (a) transactions in the ordinary course of business that are at
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prices and on terms and conditions not less favorable to such Loan Party or such Subsidiary than could be obtained on an arm's-length basis from unrelated third parties, (b) transactions between or among Non-Loan Parties, (c) transactions between or among the Loan Parties not involving any other Non-Loan Party or Affiliate, (d) any Restricted Payment permitted by Section 6.08, (e) transactions expressly permitted by Sections 6.01(c)(i), (c)(iv), (d)(i), (d)(iv), (i) or (j); 6.02(i); 6.03; 6.04(c)(i), (d), (e), (i), (j), (o) or (t); and 6.05(d), (e), (k), (s) and (t), and (f) any transaction between the Whitmore Borrower and the JV Entity not specified in Section 6.04(t) or Section 6.05(t), but only so long as such transaction is on commercially reasonably terms and conditions. For the avoidance of doubt, any cash payments made by any Loan Party to any other Loan Party, any Subsidiary or Affiliate with respect to any Plan, Multiemployer Plan, ESOP or any other employee benefit plan in which the employees of a Loan Party participate or with respect to which a Loan Party may otherwise have any liability, shall be prohibited by this Section 6.09 unless specifically permitted pursuant to clauses (a) through (e) above.
SECTION 6.10. Restrictive Agreements. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, enter into, incur or permit to exist any agreement or other arrangement that prohibits, restricts or imposes any condition upon (a) the ability of such Loan Party or any Subsidiary to create, incur or permit to exist any Lien for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and/or any one or more of the Secured Parties, upon any of its property or assets, or (b) the ability of any Subsidiary to pay dividends or other distributions with respect to any Equity Interests it has issued or to make or repay loans or advances to the Company, any Borrower or any other Subsidiary or to Guarantee Indebtedness of the Company, any Borrower or any other Subsidiary; provided that (i) the foregoing shall not apply to (A) restrictions and conditions imposed by law or by any Loan Document, (B) restrictions and conditions imposed under the Headquarters Loan Agreement or the Headquarters Loan Documents, (C) customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to the sale of all or a substantial part of the capital stock or assets of any Loan Party or Subsidiary pending such sale, provided (1) such restrictions and conditions apply only to the applicable Loan Parties, Subsidiaries or assets to be sold and (2) such sale is permitted under this Agreement, (D) restrictions and conditions existing on the Effective Date identified on Schedule 6.10 (but shall apply to any extension or renewal of, or any amendment or modification expanding the scope of, any such restriction or condition) and (E) such restrictions and conditions applicable to any Subsidiary, but only to the extent applicable to such Subsidiary, acquired after the date hereof if such restrictions and conditions existed at the time such Subsidiary was acquired and were not created in anticipation of such acquisition and (ii) clause (a) of the foregoing shall not apply to (A) restrictions or conditions imposed by any agreement relating to secured Indebtedness permitted by this Agreement if such restrictions or conditions apply only to the property securing such Indebtedness, (B) customary provisions in leases, licenses and contracts restricting the assignment thereof, (C) restrictions or conditions imposed by the JV Purchase Agreement as such agreement is in effect on the Second Amendment Effective Date.
SECTION 6.11. Amendment of Material Documents; Subordinated Indebtedness. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, amend, modify or waive any of its material rights under its certificate of formation, by-laws, operating or partnership agreement, or other organizational documents, except for amendments that are not materially adverse (from the perspective of a secured lender) to the interests of any of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks, the Swingline Lender and/or any one or more of the Lenders. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, amend or modify any agreement in respect of Subordinated Indebtedness, except immaterial amendments (a) not affecting any of the provisions required pursuant to the definition of Subordinated Indebtedness, (b) not materially adverse to the interests of any of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, the Swingline Lender and/or any one or more of the Lenders, or (c) otherwise permitted pursuant to the terms of the subordination provisions of, or applicable to, such Subordinated Indebtedness.
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SECTION 6.12. Change in Fiscal Year. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to, change the manner in which either the last day of its fiscal year or the last days of the first three fiscal quarters of its fiscal year is calculated.
SECTION 6.13.     Governmental Regulations. No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any Subsidiary to: (a) be or become subject at any time to any law, rule or regulation, or list of any Governmental Authority (including the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control list) that prohibits or limits the Lenders from making any advance or extension of credit to the Borrowers or from otherwise conducting business with the Borrowers, or (b) fail to provide documentary and other evidence of any Borrower's identity as may be requested by any Lender at any time to enable each Lender to verify its identity or to comply with any applicable laws, rules and regulations, including Section 326 of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, 31 U.S.C. Section 5318.
SECTION 6.14. Use of Proceeds. No Borrower will request any Borrowing or Letter of Credit, and no Borrower shall use, and the Company and each Borrower shall procure that its Subsidiaries and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall not use, the proceeds of any Borrowing or Letter of Credit (A) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of value, to any Person in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws, (B) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country, or (C) in any manner that would result in the violation of any Sanctions applicable to any party hereto.
ARTICLE VII

Financial Covenants
Until the Commitments shall have expired or been terminated and the principal of and interest on each Loan and all fees, expenses and other amounts payable under any Loan Document shall have been paid in full and all Letters of Credit shall have expired or terminated (in each case without any pending draw) or been Cash Collateralized, and all LC Disbursements shall have been reimbursed, each Loan Party executing this Agreement covenants and agrees, jointly and severally with all of the other Loan Parties, with the Lenders that:

SECTION 7.01. Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio. The Company will not permit the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio to be less than 1.25 to 1.00 as of the last day of any fiscal quarter of the Company for the four-fiscal quarter period then ended.
SECTION 7.02. Total Leverage Ratio. The Company will not permit the Total Leverage Ratio, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter of the Company, to be greater than 3.00 to 1.00; provided, that for any period of six consecutive fiscal quarters commencing on the first day of the fiscal quarter during which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries consummates any acquisition permitted pursuant to the terms of Sections 6.04(l) and (m) in excess of (a) $25,000,000 amount of consideration for such acquisition or (b) acquisitions aggregating $50,000,000 of consideration in any two fiscal quarters, and in each case ending on the last day of the sixth fiscal quarter following such date, the maximum permitted Total Leverage Ratio shall be increased to 3.75 to 1.00.
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ARTICLE VIII

Events of Default
SECTION 8.01. Events of Default; Remedies. If any of the following events ("Events of Default") shall occur:
(a)    the Borrowers shall fail to pay any principal of any Loan or any reimbursement obligation in respect of any LC Disbursement when and as the same shall become due and payable, whether at the due date thereof or at a date fixed for prepayment thereof or otherwise;
(b)    the Borrowers shall fail to pay any interest on any Loan or any fee or any other amount (other than an amount referred to in clause (a) of this Section 8.01) payable under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, when and as the same shall become due and payable, and such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of five (5) Business Days;
(c)    any representation, warranty or certification made or deemed made by or on behalf of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary in or in connection with any Loan Document or any amendment or modification thereof or waiver thereunder, or in any report, certificate, financial statement or other document furnished pursuant to or in connection with any Loan Document or any amendment or modification thereof or waiver thereunder, shall prove to have been incorrect in any material respect (except for any representation or warranty that is qualified by materiality, Material Adverse Effect or similar phrase which shall prove to be incorrect in any respect) when made or deemed made;
(d)    any Loan Party or any Subsidiary shall fail to observe or perform any covenant, condition or agreement contained in Section 5.01 (other than clause (d), (e), (f) or (g) of Section 5.01), Section 5.02, Section 5.03 (with respect to the existence of the Loan Parties or Subsidiaries), Section 5.10, Section 5.11, Section 5.12 or Article VI or Article VII of this Agreement, or in Article IV of the Security Agreement;
(e)    any Loan Party or any Subsidiary shall fail to observe or perform any covenant, condition or agreement contained in any Loan Document (other than a breach which constitutes an Event of Default under another Section of this Section 8.01), and such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of thirty (30) days after the earlier of (i) any Loan Party or any Subsidiary having knowledge of such failure and (ii) notice thereof from the Administrative Agent to the Borrower Representative (which notice will be given at the request of any Lender);
(f)    any Loan Party or any Subsidiary shall fail to make any payment (whether of principal or interest and regardless of amount) in respect of any Material Indebtedness, when and as the same shall become due and payable (after giving effect to any applicable cure or grace period);
(g)    any event or condition occurs that results in any Material Indebtedness or the Headquarters Loan becoming due prior to its scheduled maturity or that enables or permits (with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time or both) the holder or holders of any Material Indebtedness, or any trustee or agent on behalf of any such holder of Indebtedness to cause any Material Indebtedness to become due, or to require the prepayment, repurchase, redemption or defeasance thereof, prior to its scheduled maturity; provided that this clause (g) shall not apply to secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale, transfer or other disposition of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness to the extent such sale, transfer or other disposition is permitted by the terms of Section 6.05;
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(h)    an involuntary proceeding shall be commenced or an involuntary petition shall be filed seeking (i) liquidation, reorganization or other relief in respect of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, or its debts, or of a substantial part of its assets, under any Debtor Relief Law or federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect or (ii) the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or for a substantial part of its assets, and, in any such case, such proceeding or petition shall continue undismissed for 90 days or an order or decree approving or ordering any of the foregoing shall be entered;
(i)    any Loan Party or any Subsidiary shall (i) voluntarily commence any proceeding or file any petition seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief under any Debtor Relief Law or federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect, (ii) consent to the institution of, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, any proceeding or petition described in clause (h) of this Section, (iii) apply for or consent to the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official of such Loan Party or Subsidiary, or for a substantial part of its assets, (iv) file an answer admitting the material allegations of a petition filed against it in any such proceeding, (v) make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors or (vi) take any action for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing;
(j)    any Loan Party or any Subsidiary shall become unable, admit in writing its inability or fail generally to pay its debts as they become due;
(k)    one or more judgments for the payment of money in an aggregate amount in excess of $1,500,000 shall be rendered against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or any combination thereof and the same shall remain undischarged for a period of sixty (60) consecutive days during which execution shall not be effectively stayed, or any action shall be legally taken by a judgment creditor to attach or levy upon any assets of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary to enforce any such judgment;
(l)    an ERISA Event shall have occurred that, when taken together with all other ERISA Events that have occurred, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(m)    any Lien purported to be created under any Collateral Document shall cease to be, or shall be asserted by any Loan Party, any Subsidiary, or any of their Affiliates not to be, a valid and perfected Lien on any material Collateral, with the priority required hereby, except (i) as a result of the sale or other disposition of the applicable Collateral in a transaction permitted under the Loan Documents or (ii) as a result of the Administrative Agent's failure to maintain possession of any stock certificates, promissory notes or other instruments delivered to it under the Collateral Documents;
(n)    any material provision of any Loan Document shall cease for any reason to be in full force and effect, or any Collateral Document shall cease to give the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, the Liens purported to be created thereby (other than with respect to an immaterial portion of the Collateral and except to the extent resulting from the failure of the Administrative Agent to maintain possession of Collateral as to which the Liens thereon are perfected solely by possession or from a sale, transfer or other disposition of such Collateral permitted hereby or by any Collateral Document), or any Loan Party or any Subsidiary shall so state in writing;
(o)     any Loan Party or any Subsidiary shall suffer any uninsured, un-indemnified or under insured loss of Collateral in excess of $1,500,000;
(p)    a Change in Control shall occur;
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(q)    any "Event of Default" (as defined in the Headquarters Loan Agreement); or
(r)    the Loan Guaranty or any Obligation Guaranty shall fail to remain in full force or effect or any action shall be taken to discontinue or to assert the invalidity or unenforceability of the Loan Guaranty or any Obligation Guaranty, or any Guarantor shall fail to comply with any of the terms or provisions of the Loan Guaranty or any Obligation Guaranty to which it is a party, or any Guarantor shall deny that it has any further liability under the Loan Guaranty or any Obligation Guaranty to which it is a party, or shall give notice to such effect, including, but not limited to notice of termination delivered pursuant to Section 11.08 or any notice of termination delivered pursuant to the terms of any Obligation Guaranty;
then, and in every such event (other than an event with respect to the Borrowers, another Loan Party or any Subsidiary described in clause (h) or (i) of this Section), and at any time thereafter during the continuance of such event, the Administrative Agent may, and at the request of the Required Lenders shall, by notice to the Borrower Representative, take either or both of the following actions, at the same or different times:  (i) terminate the Commitments (including any commitment of Chase to make Swingline Loans), and thereupon the Commitments shall terminate immediately, (ii) declare the Loans then outstanding to be due and payable in whole (or in part, in which case any principal not so declared to be due and payable may thereafter be declared to be due and payable), and thereupon the principal of the Loans so declared to be due and payable, together with accrued interest thereon and all fees and other obligations of the Borrowers accrued hereunder, shall become due and payable immediately, without presentment, demand, protest, notice of intent to accelerate, notice of acceleration or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby waived by the Borrowers, and (iii) require Cash Collateral for the LC Exposure in accordance with Section 2.05(j) hereof; and in case of any event with respect to the Borrowers, another Loan Party or any Subsidiary described in clause (h) or (i) of this Section, the Commitments (including any commitment of Chase to make Swingline Loans) shall automatically terminate and the principal of the Loans then outstanding, and Cash Collateral for the LC Exposure, together with accrued interest thereon and all fees and other obligations of the Borrowers accrued hereunder, shall automatically become due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest, notice of intent to accelerate, notice of acceleration or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby waived by the Borrowers. In addition, if any Event of Default exists, the Administrative Agent may (and if directed by the Required Lenders, shall) foreclose or otherwise enforce any Lien granted to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, to secure payment and performance of the Obligations in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents and exercise any and all rights and remedies afforded by the laws of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction, by any of the Loan Documents, by equity, or otherwise.
SECTION 8.02. Performance by the Administrative Agent. If any Loan Party shall fail to perform any covenant or agreement in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents, the Administrative Agent may, and shall at the direction of the Required Lenders, after notice to the Borrower Representative, perform or attempt to perform such covenant or agreement on behalf of the applicable Loan Party. In such event, the Loan Parties shall, at the request of the Administrative Agent, promptly pay any amount expended by the Administrative Agent or the Lenders in connection with such performance or attempted performance to the Administrative Agent, together with interest thereon at the interest rate provided for in Section 2.12(c) from and including the date of such expenditure to but excluding the date such expenditure is paid in full. Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is expressly agreed that neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall have any liability or responsibility for the performance of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document.
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ARTICLE IX

The Administrative Agent
SECTION 9.01 Appointment. Each of the Lenders, on behalf of itself and any of its Affiliates that are Secured Parties, and the Issuing Bank hereby irrevocably appoints JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association as its agent and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such actions on its behalf, including execution of the other Loan Documents, and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms of the Loan Documents, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. In addition, to the extent required under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the U.S., each of the Lenders and the Issuing Bank hereby grants to the Administrative Agent any required powers of attorney to execute any Collateral Document governed by the laws of such jurisdiction on such Lender's or Issuing Bank's behalf. The provisions of this Article are solely for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (including the Swingline Lender and the Issuing Bank), and the Loan Parties shall not have rights as a third party beneficiary of any of such provisions. It is understood and agreed that the use of the term "agent" as used herein or in any other Loan Documents (or any similar term) with reference to the Administrative Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any applicable law. Instead, such term is used as a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between independent contracting parties.
SECTION 9.02 Rights as a Lender. The bank serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent, and such bank and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to and generally engage in any kind of business with any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or any Affiliate thereof as if it were not the Administrative Agent hereunder.
SECTION 9.03 Duties and Obligations. The Administrative Agent shall not have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth in the Loan Documents. Without limiting the generality