EX-10.1 3 altg-ex101_22.htm EX-10.1 altg-ex101_22.htm

Exhibit 10.1

 

 

 

SIXTH AMENDED AND RESTATED ABL FIRST LIEN CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

dated as of April 1, 2021

ALTA EQUIPMENT GROUP INC., ALTA EQUIPMENT HOLDINGS, INC., ALTA ENTERPRISES, LLC,

ALTA CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT ILLINOIS, LLC, ALTA HEAVY EQUIPMENT SERVICES, LLC,

ALTA INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT MICHIGAN, LLC, ALTA CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, L.L.C.,

ALTA INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY, L.L.C., NITCO, LLC,

ALTA CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FLORIDA, LLC, ALTA INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT NEW YORK, LLC,

ALTA CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT NEW YORK, LLC, and PEAKLOGIX, LLC,

as Borrowers

 

The Lenders Party Hereto and

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.

as Administrative Agent

 

 

FIFTH THIRD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION COMERICA BANK

BMO HARRIS BANK N.A. KEYBANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

and

PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Co-Documentation Agents

 

 

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,

as Sole Bookrunner and Sole Lead Arranger

 

 


 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ARTICLE I Definitions

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SECTION 1.01. Defined Terms

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SECTION 1.02. Classification of Loans and Borrowings

43

SECTION 1.03. Terms Generally

43

SECTION 1.04. Accounting Terms; GAAP

43

SECTION 1.05. Interest Rates; LIBOR Notification

44

SECTION 1.06. Status of Obligations

44

SECTION 1.07. Letters of Credit

44

SECTION 1.08. Pro Forma Adjustments

44

SECTION 1.09. Divisions

44

ARTICLE II The Credits

45

SECTION 2.01. Commitments

46

SECTION 2.02. Loans and Borrowings

46

SECTION 2.03. Requests for Borrowings

46

SECTION 2.04. Swingline Loans; Overadvances and Protective Advances

47

SECTION 2.05. Letters of Credit

49

SECTION 2.06. Funding of Borrowings

53

SECTION 2.07. Interest Elections

54

SECTION 2.08. Termination and Reduction of Commitments

55

SECTION 2.09. Repayment and Amortization of Loans; Evidence of Debt

56

SECTION 2.10. Prepayment of Loans

57

SECTION 2.11. Fees

58

SECTION 2.12. Interest

59

SECTION 2.13. Alternate Rate of Interest; Illegality

60

SECTION 2.14. Increased Costs

62

SECTION 2.15. Break Funding Payments

63

SECTION 2.16. Taxes

63

SECTION 2.17. Payments Generally; Allocation of Proceeds; Sharing of Set-offs

67

SECTION 2.18. Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.

70

SECTION 2.19. Defaulting Lenders

70

SECTION 2.20. Appointment of Borrower Representative

73

SECTION 2.21. Expansion Option

73

SECTION 2.22. Returned Payments

74

 

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SECTION 2.23. Banking Services and Swap Agreements

74

ARTICLE III Representations and Warranties

74

SECTION 3.01. Organization; Powers

74

SECTION 3.02. Authorization; Enforceability

74

SECTION 3.03. Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts

75

SECTION 3.04. Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change.

75

SECTION 3.05. Properties

75

SECTION 3.06. Litigation and Environmental Matters

76

SECTION 3.07. Compliance with Laws and Agreements

76

SECTION 3.08. Investment Company Status

76

SECTION 3.09. Taxes

76

SECTION 3.10. ERISA

76

SECTION 3.11. Disclosure

77

SECTION 3.12. Solvency

77

SECTION 3.13. Security Interest in Collateral

77

SECTION 3.14. Labor Disputes; Etc.

78

SECTION 3.15. No Default

78

SECTION 3.16. Margin Regulations

78

SECTION 3.17. Subordinated Debt

78

SECTION 3.18. Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions

78

SECTION 3.19. EEA Financial Institutions

78

SECTION 3.20. Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions

79

SECTION 3.21. Material Agreements

79

SECTION 3.22. Capitalization and Subsidiaries

79

SECTION 3.23. Use of Proceeds

79

SECTION 3.24. Affiliate Transactions

79

SECTION 3.25. Second Lien Transactions

79

SECTION 3.26.  Insurance

80

SECTION 3.27. Common Enterprise

80

ARTICLE IV Conditions

80

SECTION 4.01. Effective Date

80

SECTION 4.02. Each Credit Event

83

ARTICLE V Affirmative Covenants

83

SECTION 5.01. Financial Statements and Other Information

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SECTION 5.02. Notices of Material Events

88

SECTION 5.03. Existence; Conduct of Business

89

SECTION 5.04. Payment of Obligations

89

SECTION 5.05. Maintenance of Properties; Insurance

89

SECTION 5.06. Books and Records; Inspection Rights

89

SECTION 5.07. Compliance with Laws

90

SECTION 5.08. Use of Proceeds and Letters of Credit

90

SECTION 5.09. Collateral Security; Further Assurances

90

SECTION 5.10. Depository Banks

91

ARTICLE VI Negative Covenants

92

SECTION 6.01. Indebtedness

92

SECTION 6.02. Liens

93

SECTION 6.03. Fundamental Changes

94

SECTION 6.04. Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions

95

SECTION 6.05. Swap Agreements

96

SECTION 6.06. Restricted Payments

96

SECTION 6.07. Transactions with Affiliates

96

SECTION 6.08. Restrictive Agreements

97

SECTION 6.09. Change of Name or Location; Change of Fiscal Year

97

SECTION 6.10. Amendments to Agreements

97

SECTION 6.11. Prepayment of Indebtedness; Subordinated Debt

97

SECTION 6.12. Government Regulation

98

SECTION 6.13. Financial Covenants

98

SECTION 6.14. Alta Group, Alta Holdings and Alta Enterprises as a Holding Company

98

ARTICLE VII Events of Default

99

ARTICLE VIII The Administrative Agent

102

SECTION 8.01. Authorization and Action.

102

SECTION 8.02. Administrative Agent’s Reliance, Indemnification, Etc.

104

SECTION 8.03. Posting of Communications

105

SECTION 8.04. The Administrative Agent Individually

106

SECTION 8.05. Successor Administrative Agent

107

SECTION 8.06. Acknowledgements of Lenders and Issuing Banks.

108

SECTION 8.07. Collateral Matters.

110

SECTION 8.08. Credit Bidding

110

 

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SECTION 8.09. Certain ERISA Matters

111

SECTION 8.10. Flood Laws

112

ARTICLE IX Miscellaneous

112

SECTION 9.01. Notices

113

SECTION 9.02. Waivers; Amendments

114

SECTION 9.03. Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver

116

SECTION 9.04. Successors and Assigns

118

SECTION 9.05. Survival

122

SECTION 9.06. Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness Electronic Signature

122

SECTION 9.07. Severability

123

SECTION 9.08. Right of Setoff

123

SECTION 9.09. Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process

124

SECTION 9.10. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL

124

SECTION 9.11. Headings

125

SECTION 9.12. Confidentiality

125

SECTION 9.13. Several Obligations; Nonreliance; Violation of Law

125

SECTION 9.14. USA PATRIOT Act

125

SECTION 9.15. Interest Rate Limitation

126

SECTION 9.16. Disclosure

126

SECTION 9.17. Dealer Access System

126

SECTION 9.18. Appointment for Perfection

126

SECTION 9.19. Amendment and Restatement.

126

SECTION 9.20. Marketing Consent

128

SECTION 9.21. Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions

128

SECTION 9.22. No Fiduciary Duty, etc

128

SECTION 9.23. Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs

129

SECTION 9.24. Joint and Several

129

 

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SCHEDULES:

 

Commitment Schedule

 

Schedule 2.06 Existing Letters of Credit

Schedule 3.05 Loan Parties

Schedule 3.06 Disclosed Matters

Schedule 3.17 Subordinated Debt Documents

Schedule 3.21 Material Agreements

Schedule 3.22 Capitalization and Subsidiaries

Schedule 3.25 Second Lien Documents

Schedule 3.26 Insurance

Schedule 6.01 Existing Indebtedness

Schedule 6.02 Existing Liens

Schedule 6.04 Existing Investments

 

EXHIBITS:

Exhibit A

Form of Assignment and Assumption

Exhibit B

Form of Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement

Exhibit C-1

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Exhibit C-2

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Participants That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Exhibit C-3

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Participants That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Exhibit C-4

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

 

 

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This Sixth Amended and Restated ABL First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of April 1, 2021 (as it may be amended or modified from time to time, this “Agreement”), is among ALTA EQUIPMENT GROUP INC., a Delaware corporation, ALTA EQUIPMENT HOLDINGS, INC., a Michigan corporation, Alta Enterprises, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, ALTA CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT ILLINOIS, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, ALTA HEAVY EQUIPMENT SERVICES, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, ALTA INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT MICHIGAN, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, ALTA CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, L.L.C., a Michigan limited liability company, ALTA INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY, L.L.C., a Michigan limited liability company, NITCO, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, ALTA CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FLORIDA, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, ALTA INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT NEW YORK, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, ALTA CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT NEW YORK, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, PEAKLOGIX, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, the Lenders party hereto, and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent.

 

R E C I T A L S

 

A.The borrowers (including the Borrowers hereto, as successors or assigns thereof) party thereto, the lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent are party to that certain Fifth Amended and Restated ABL First Lien Credit Agreement dated as of February 3, 2020, Fourth Amended and Restated First Lien Credit Agreement dated as of May 1, 2019, which amended and restated that certain Third Amended and Restated First Lien Credit Agreement dated as of December 27, 2017, which amended and restated that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of September 30, 2016, which amended and restated that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of December 28, 2012, and which amended and restated that certain Credit Agreement dated as of May 5, 2011 (as amended, the “Existing Credit Agreement”).

 

B.The Borrowers party hereto, the Lenders party hereto and the Administrative Agent wish to amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement on the terms and conditions set forth below to reallocate the existing Commitments and make the other changes to the Existing Credit Agreement evidenced hereby.

 

C.The financial institutions party hereto which are not Lenders under the Existing Credit Agreement wish to become “Lenders” hereunder and accept and assume the obligations of “Lenders” hereunder with the Commitments and other obligations specified herein.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and of the mutual agreements made herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree that the Existing Credit Agreement is amended and restated in its entirety (as specified in Section 9.19) as follows:

 

ARTICLE I  Definitions

 

SECTION 1.01. Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:

 

Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreements.

 

Account Debtor” means any Person obligated on an Account.

 

"Acquisition" means any transaction, or any series of related transactions, consummated on or after the date of this Agreement, by which any Loan Party (i) acquires any going business or all or

 

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substantially all of the assets of any firm, corporation or limited liability company, or division thereof, whether through purchase of assets, merger or otherwise or (ii) directly or indirectly acquires (in one transaction or as the most recent transaction in a series of transactions) at least a majority (in number of votes) of the Equity Interests of a Person.

 

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

 

Adjusted One Month LIBOR Rate” means, for any day, an interest rate per annum equal to the sum of (i) 2.50% plus (ii) the Adjusted LIBO Rate for a one (1)-month interest period on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day); provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, the Adjusted LIBO Rate for any day shall be based on the LIBO Screen Rate at approximately 11:00 a.m. London time on such day; provided further, that, if the LIBO Screen Rate at such time shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement; provided, further, that, if the LIBO Screen Rate, as determined without giving effect to the first proviso set forth in the definition of the “LIBO Screen Rate,” at such time shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of determining the “Adjusted One Month LIBOR Rate” and the “CB Floating Rate”.

 

Administrative Agent” means JPMCB, in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders hereunder.

 

Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.

 

Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.

 

Affiliate” means, at any time, and with respect to any Person, any other Person that at such time directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries Controls, or is Controlled by, or is under common Control with, such first Person, and, with respect to any Borrower, shall include any Person beneficially owning or holding, directly or indirectly, 10% or more of any class of voting or equity interests of such Borrower or any Subsidiary or any Person of which such Borrower and its Subsidiaries beneficially own or hold, in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, 10% or more of any class of voting or equity interests.

 

Agent Related Person” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.03(d).

 

Alta Construction Equipment Florida” means Alta Construction Equipment Florida, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company.

 

Alta Enterprises” means Alta Enterprises, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company.

 

Alta Group” means Alta Equipment Group Inc., a Delaware corporation.

 

Alta Holdings” means Alta Equipment Holdings, Inc., a Michigan corporation.

 

Alta Illinois” means Alta Construction Equipment Illinois, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company.

 

Ancillary Document” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.06(b).

 

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

 

"Applicable Margin" means, for any day, with respect to Revolving Credit Loans that are CBFR Loans, Revolving Credit Loans that are Eurodollar Loans, Letter of Credit Fees payable under Section 2.11(b)(i) and commitment fees payable under Section 2.11(a) hereunder, as the case may be, the applicable rate per annum set forth below under the applicable caption, as the case may be, based upon the Average Quarterly Availability during the most recently ended Fiscal Quarter of Alta Group:

 

Level

Average Quarterly Availability

Applicable Margin

- CBFR Loans

Applicable Margin – Adjusted Eurodollar

Loans and Letter of Credit Fees

Applicable Margin - Commitment Fees

I

< $25,000,000

- 25.0 bps

225.0 bps

25.0 bps

II

$25,000,000

but

< $100,0000,000

- 50.0 bps

200.0 bps

25.0 bps

III

$100,000,000

- 75.0 bps

175.0 bps

25.0 bps

 

For purposes of the foregoing, each change in the Applicable Margin resulting from a change in Average Quarterly Availability shall be effective during the period commencing on and including the first day of each Fiscal Quarter of Alta Group and ending on the last day of such Fiscal Quarter, it being understood and agreed that, for purposes of determining the Applicable Margin on the first day of any Fiscal Quarter of Alta Group, the Average Quarterly Availability during the most recently ended Fiscal Quarter of Alta Group shall be used. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Average Quarterly Availability shall be deemed to be in Level I at the option of the Administrative Agent or at the request of the Required Lenders if the Borrowers fail to deliver any Borrowing Base Certificate or related information required to be delivered by them pursuant to Section 5.01, during the period from the expiration of the time for delivery thereof until each such Borrowing Base Certificate and related information is so delivered. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Applicable Margin shall be set at Level III as of the Effective Date and shall be adjusted for the first time thereafter based on the Average Quarterly Availability for the Fiscal Quarter ending June 30, 2021.

 

If at any time the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent determines that the Borrowing Base Certificate or related information upon which the Average Quarterly Availability was determined were incorrect (whether based on a restatement, fraud or otherwise), the Borrowers shall be required to immediately (or, in the case of a determination made by the Administrative Agent, immediately following the Administrative Agent’s demand therefor (provided, after the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to any Borrower under any bankruptcy or similar law, automatically and without further action by the Administrative Agent)) and 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.

 

Applicable Parties” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 8.03(c).

 

Applicable Percentage” means, with respect to any Lender, (a) with respect to Revolving Loans, LC Exposure, Overadvances or Swingline Loans, a percentage equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender’s Revolving Commitment and the denominator of which is the aggregate Revolving

 

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Commitment of all Lenders (if the Revolving Commitments have terminated or expired, the Applicable Percentages shall be determined based upon such Lender’s share of the aggregate Revolving Exposures most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments and to any Lender’s status as a Defaulting Lender at the time of determination); provided that in the case of Section 2.19 when a Defaulting Lender shall exist, “Applicable Percentage” under this clause (a) shall mean the percentage of the total Revolving Commitments (disregarding any Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment) represented by such Lender’s Revolving Commitment, and (b) with respect to Protective Advances, a percentage equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender’s aggregate Credit Exposure and unused Commitments and the denominator of which is the aggregate Credit Exposure and unused Commitments of all Lenders; provided that in the case of Section 2.19 when a Defaulting Lender shall exist, “Applicable Percentage” under this clause (b) shall mean the percentage of the total Commitments (disregarding any Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) represented by such Lender’s Commitments.

 

Approved Electronic Platform” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 8.03(a).

 

Approved Fund” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(b).

 

Arranger” means JPMCB, in its capacity as sole bookrunner and sole lead arranger hereunder.

 

Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption agreement entered into by a Lender and an assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 9.04), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in the form of Exhibit A or any other form (including electronic records generated by the use of an electronic platform) approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

Augmenting Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(a).

 

Available Revolving Commitment” means, at any time, the aggregate Revolving Commitment of all Lenders then in effect minus the aggregate Revolving Exposure of all Lenders at such time (calculated, with respect to any Defaulting Lender, as if such Defaulting Lender had funded its Applicable Percentage of all outstanding Borrowings).

 

Availability” means, at any time, an amount equal to (a) the lesser of (i) the aggregate Revolving Commitment of all Lenders and (ii) the Revolving Borrowing Base, minus (b) the aggregate Revolving Exposure of all Lenders (calculated, with respect to any Defaulting Lender, as if such Defaulting Lender had funded its Applicable Percentage of all outstanding Borrowings).

 

Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, any tenor for such Benchmark or payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark, as applicable, that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period pursuant to this Agreement as of such date and not including, for the avoidance of doubt, any tenor for such Benchmark that is then-removed from the definition of “Interest Period” pursuant to clause (g) of Section 2.13.

 

Average Quarterly Availability” means, for any Fiscal Quarter of Alta Group, an amount equal to the average daily Availability during such Fiscal Quarter (or, for the Fiscal Quarter ending March 31, 2020, for the period from and including the Effective Date through March 31, 2020), as determined by the Administrative Agent’s system of records; provided, that in order to determine Availability on any day for purposes of this definition, the Revolving Borrowing Base for such day shall be determined by reference to the most recent Borrowing Base Certificate delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section

5.01 as of such day.

 

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

 

Bail-In Legislation” means (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law, regulation, rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).

 

Banking Services” means each and any of the following bank services provided to any Loan Party or any Subsidiary by any Lender or any of its Affiliates: (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, overdrafts and interstate depository network services).

 

Banking Services Obligations” means any and all obligations of any Loan Party or any of their Subsidiaries (including interest and fees accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceedings, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding), whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor) in connection with Banking Services.

 

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

 

Bankruptcy Code” means Title 11 of the United States Code entitled “Bankruptcy”, as now and hereafter in effect, or any successor statute.

 

Bankruptcy Event” means, with respect to any Person, when such Person becomes the subject of a voluntary or involuntary 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, or has had any order for relief in such proceeding entered in respect thereof, 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.

 

Benchmark” means, initially, LIBO Rate; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event, a Term SOFR Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to LIBO Rate or the then-current Benchmark, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to clause (c) or clause (d) of Section 2.13.

 

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Benchmark Replacement” means, for any Available Tenor, the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent for the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date:

 

(1)the sum of (a) Term SOFR and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;

 

(2)the sum of (a) Daily Simple SOFR and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;

 

(3)the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower Representative as  the replacement for the then-current Benchmark for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate as a replacement for the then-current Benchmark for dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;

 

provided that, in the case of clause (1), such Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement is displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion; provided further that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document, upon the occurrence of a Term SOFR Transition Event, and the delivery of a Term SOFR Notice, on the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date the “Benchmark Replacement” shall revert to and shall be deemed to be the sum of (a) Term SOFR and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment, as set forth in clause (1) of this definition (subject to the first proviso above).

 

If the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (1), (2) or (3) above would be less than the Floor, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

 

Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of the then- current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for any applicable Interest Period and Available Tenor for any setting of such Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement:

 

(1)for purposes of clauses (1) and (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement,” the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent:

 

(a)the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) as of the Reference Time such Benchmark Replacement is first set for such Interest Period that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for the applicable Corresponding Tenor;

 

(b)the spread adjustment (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) as of the Reference Time such Benchmark Replacement is first set for such Interest Period that would apply to the fallback rate for a derivative transaction referencing the ISDA Definitions to be effective upon an index cessation event with respect to such Benchmark for the applicable Corresponding Tenor; and

 

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(2)for purposes of clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement,” the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower Representative for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body on the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities;

 

provided that, in the case of clause (1) above, such adjustment is displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such Benchmark Replacement Adjustment from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

 

Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “CB Floating Rate”,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent decides in its reasonable discretion may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of such Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).

 

Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earliest to occur of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:

 

 

(1)

in the case of clause (1) or (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of

(a)the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (b) the date on which the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);

 

(2)in the case of clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein;

 

(3)in the case of a Term SOFR Transition Event, the date that is thirty (30) days after the date a Term SOFR Notice is provided to the Lenders and the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.13(d); or

 

(4)in the case of an Early Opt-in Election, the sixth (6th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, written notice of objection to such Early Opt-in Election from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if the event giving rise to the Benchmark Replacement Date occurs on the same day as, but earlier than, the Reference Time in respect of any determination, the

 

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Benchmark Replacement Date will be deemed to have occurred prior to the Reference Time for such determination and (ii) the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred in the case of clause (1) or (2) with respect to any Benchmark upon the occurrence of the applicable event or events set forth therein with respect to all then-current Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

 

Benchmark Transition Event” means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:

 

(1)a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof), permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);

 

(2)a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the Federal Reserve Board, the NYFRB, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component) or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), which states that the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or

 

(3)a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are no longer representative.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, a “Benchmark Transition Event” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark if a public statement or publication of information set forth above has occurred with respect to each then-current Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

 

Benchmark Unavailability Period” means the period (if any) (x) beginning at the time that a Benchmark Replacement Date pursuant to clauses (1) or (2) of that definition has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 2.13 and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in accordance with Section 2.13.

 

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.

 

Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership or control as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.

 

Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

"Board of Directors" means: (1) with respect to a corporation, the board of directors of the corporation or such directors or committee serving a similar function; (2) with respect to a limited liability company, the board of managers of the company or such managers or committee serving a similar function; (3) with respect to a partnership, the Board of Directors of the general partner of the partnership; and (4) with respect to any other Person, the managers, directors, trustees, board or committee of such Person or its owners serving a similar function.

 

Borrower Representative” means Alta Group in its capacity as representative of the Borrowers as set forth in Section 2.20.

 

Borrowers” means Alta Group and its Subsidiaries.

 

Borrowing” means (a) Revolving Loans of the same Type, made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect, (b) a Swingline Loan, (c) a Protective Advance and (d) an Overadvance.

 

Borrowing Base Certificate” means a certificate, signed and certified as accurate and complete by a Financial Officer of the Borrowers, in form and substance acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion.

 

Borrowing Request” means a request for a Borrowing under Section 2.03.

 

Business Day” means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in Detroit, Chicago or New York City are authorized or required by law to remain closed; provided that, when used in connection with a Eurodollar Loan, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for general business in London.

 

Capital Expenditures” means, without duplication, any expenditure or commitment to expend money for any purchase or other acquisition of any asset which would be classified as a fixed or capital asset, including without limitation leasehold improvements, but excluding new, used or parts inventory, on a consolidated balance sheet of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries prepared in accordance with GAAP. For purposes of calculating the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, such expenditures will be reduced by the sum of (a) the Net Cash Proceeds received with respect to any sale of any fixed or capital assets (excluding new, used, and parts inventory) net of any gain recognized in connection with such sale and any piece of rental equipment financed via either Loans, Floor Plan Loans or any other floorplan line (up to the value advanced on such asset thereunder), in each case (both clauses (a) and (b)) as determined by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion.

 

Capital Lease” means any lease of property, real or personal, the obligations with respect to which are required to be capitalized on a balance sheet of the lessee in accordance with GAAP.

 

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Capital Lease Obligations” means the aggregate principal component of capitalized lease obligations relating to a Capital Lease determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

Cash Dominion Period” means each period commencing on the day on which Availability, as calculated by the Administrative Agent (which calculation shall be deemed correct absent manifest error) is less than 10.0% of the aggregate Revolving Commitment of all Lenders, and ending on the day on which Availability, as calculated by the Administrative Agent (which calculation shall be deemed correct absent manifest error) is equal to or greater than 10.0% of the aggregate Revolving Commitment of all Lenders for thirty (30) consecutive days.

 

"CB Floating Rate" means the Prime Rate; provided that the CB Floating Rate shall never be less than the Adjusted One Month LIBOR Rate on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day). Any change in the CB Floating Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate or the Adjusted One Month LIBOR Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate or the Adjusted One Month LIBOR Rate, respectively.

 

CBFR”, 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 CB Floating Rate.

 

Change in Control” means any of the following:

 

(a)the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the date hereof) other than Permitted Investors, of Equity Interests representing more than 50% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of Alta Group;

 

(b)occupation at any time of a majority of the seats (other than vacant seats) on the board of directors of Alta Group by Persons who were not (i) directors of Alta Group on the date of this Agreement or nominated or appointed by the board of directors of Alta Group or (ii) appointed by directors so nominated or appointed;

 

(c)the acquisition of direct or indirect Control of Alta Group by any Person or group other than Permitted Investors;

 

(d)Alta Group shall fail to own and control, directly, beneficially and of record, Equity Interests representing 100% of each of the aggregate ordinary voting power and aggregate equity value represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of Alta Holdings;

 

(e)Alta Group and Alta Holdings shall fail to own, directly, beneficially and of record, Equity Interests representing 100% of each of the aggregate ordinary voting power and aggregate equity value represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of Alta Enterprises;

 

(f)Alta Enterprises shall fail to own, directly or indirectly, beneficially and of record, Equity Interests representing 100% of each of the aggregate ordinary voting power and aggregate equity value represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of each other Borrower (other than Alta Group and Alta Holdings); or

 

(g)any “change in control” (or any comparable term) under any Second Lien Document or Floor Plan Loan Document or any other event that would require or permit the Second Lien Holders or

 

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Floor Plan Lenders or any of them to require an acceleration or prepayment of the Second Lien Obligations or the Floor Plan Obligations, as applicable.

 

"Change in Law" means the occurrence after the date of this Agreement of any of the following:

(a)the adoption of or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) 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 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 9.15.

 

Class”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Loans, Protective Advances, Overadvances or Swingline Loans.

 

CNHI” means CNH Industrial Capital America LLC.

 

CNHI Financing Paper” means, those certain financing contracts between Alta Illinois, as lender, and certain customers of Alta Illinois, as debtors, entered into by such parties from time to time to finance the purchase from Alta Illinois by such customers of equipment manufactured by CNHI from time to time.

 

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

 

Collateral” means any and all present or future personal property or material real property owned, leased or operated by a Person, which property is 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, or become or intended to be, subject to a security interest or Lien in favor of Administrative Agent, on behalf of itself and the Secured Parties, to secure the Secured Obligations.

 

Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Security Agreements, any Mortgages, the Loan Party Guaranties, the Subordination Agreements, the Intercreditor Agreements and all other agreements, instruments and documents executed in connection with this Agreement at any time (either before, concurrently or after the Effective Date, and including without limitation any of the foregoing delivered in connection with the Existing Credit Agreement) that are intended to create or evidence Liens to secure, Guarantees of, or subordinations to, all or any part of the Secured Obligations, including, without limitation, all other security agreements, pledge agreements, pledge and security agreements, pledges, powers of attorney, guaranties, subordination agreements, consents, assignments, contracts, leases, and financing statements, and all other written matter whether theretofore, now or hereafter executed by a Loan Party and delivered to the Administrative Agent, all as amended or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

Collection Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.

 

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Commitment” means, with respect to each Lender, the sum of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment and any other commitments, if any are established pursuant to any amendment hereto at any time. The initial amount of each Lender’s Commitment is set forth on the Commitment Schedule, or in the Assignment and Assumption or other documentation or record (as such term is defined in Section 9- 102(a)(70) of the New York Uniform Commercial Code) as provided in Section 9.04(b)(ii)(C), pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Commitment, as applicable.

 

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 8.03.

 

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

 

"Consolidated EBITDA" means, with reference to any period, the Net Income for such period, and plus

 

 

(a)

to the extent reducing such Net Income, without duplication,

 

 

(i)

Interest Expense,

 

 

(ii)

expense for income taxes,

 

 

(iii)

depreciation,

 

 

(iv)

amortization,

 

(v)any non-cash charges for such period (but excluding (1) any non-cash charge that results from the write-down or write-off of accounts receivable or that is in respect of any other item that was included in Net Income in a prior period, (2) any non-cash charge that relates to the write- down or write-off of inventory or equipment, any additions to bad debt reserves or bad debt expense,

(3) any non-cash charge to the extent it represents an accrual of or a reserve for cash expenditures in any future period and (4) any non-cash losses related to the sale of rental equipment in the ordinary course of business),

 

(vi)any reasonable non-recurring fees, cash charges and other cash expenses made or incurred in connection with (1) the Transactions, or (2) any amendments, restatements, supplements, waivers or other modifications to the Loan Documents, Floor Plan Loan Documents, or the Second Lien Documents,

 

(vii)losses deducted during the specified period, but only to the extent proceeds of insurance (including, without limitation, business interruption insurance) or indemnity recovery are actually received during such period,

 

(viii)reasonable transaction expenses and fees for such period with respect to with respect to Permitted Acquisitions consummated or sought but not consummated by any Loan Party,

 

 

(ix)

pro forma adjustments under Section 1.08,

 

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(x)reasonable expenses and fees incurred during the specified period in connection with the administration of the Loan Documents, the Floor Plan Loan Documents and the Second Lien Documents after the Effective Date (including in all cases expenses and fees paid to the Administrative Agent and/or the Lenders),

 

(xi)fees and expenses during the specified period which are directly related to any proposed or actual issuance of debt or equity, investment or asset dispositions, in each case permitted under this Agreement,

 

(xii)any extraordinary or non-recurring losses in the aggregate in any period of twelve consecutive months not to exceed the result of (A) 10% of Consolidated EBITDA, less (B) any noncash gains or losses on the sale of fixed or capital assets offset for gains from the sale of fixed or capital assets calculated (x) at the price at which the applicable Loan Party sold the applicable asset, minus (y) such Note Party’s initial purchase price of such asset (for the avoidance of doubt, without reducing this clause (y) for any depreciation or amortization thereof), for such twelve consecutive months (prior to giving effect to this clause (xii)), and

 

(xiii)the amount of “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and other synergies, projected by Alta Group in good faith to be realized as a result of specified actions taken, actions with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or actions that are expected to be taken (which cost savings, operating expense reductions or synergies shall be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis as though such cost savings, operating expense reductions or synergies had been realized on the first day of such period), net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period from such actions; provided that (A) such cost savings, operating expense reductions or synergies are reasonably identifiable and factually supportable, (B) such cost savings, operating expense reductions or synergies do not exceed 15% of Consolidated EBITDA for such period (before giving effect to any adjustment as a result of this clause (xiii)), and (C) such actions have been taken, such actions with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or such actions are expected to be taken within 18 months after the date of determination to take such action; provided, further, that the adjustments pursuant to this clause (xiii) may be incremental to (but not duplicative of) pro forma adjustments made pursuant to clause (a)(ix) of this definition; minus

 

 

(b)

without duplication and to the extent included in Net Income,

 

(i)any cash payments made during such period in respect of non-cash charges described in clause (a)(v) taken in a prior period and

 

(ii)any non-cash items of income for such period (other than any non-cash gains related to the sale of rental equipment in the ordinary course of business), all calculated for Alta Group and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis.

 

Consolidated Total Assets” means, at any time, the total assets of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, as shown on the most recent consolidated balance sheet of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries as of the end of the most recently ended Fiscal Quarter prior to the applicable date of determination for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or Section 5.01(b) hereof, as applicable, provided, that, for purposes of testing the covenants contained in Section 6.01(k) and Section 6.02(f), respectively, the consolidated total assets of the Alta Group and its Subsidiaries shall be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis.

 

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.

 

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Controlled Disbursement Account” means, collectively, the following the accounts or accounts identified by the Administrative Agent as the Controlled Disbursement Account, and any replacement or additional accounts of the Borrowers maintained with the Administrative Agent as a zero balance, cash management account pursuant to and under any agreement between a Borrower and the Administrative Agent, as modified and amended from time to time, and through which all disbursements of a Borrower, any other Loan Party and any designated Subsidiary of a Borrower are made and settled on a daily basis with no uninvested balance remaining overnight.

 

Corresponding Tenor” with respect to any Available Tenor means, as applicable, either a tenor (including overnight) or an interest payment period having approximately the same length (disregarding business day adjustment) as such Available Tenor.

 

Credit Exposure” means, as to any Lender at any time, such Lender’s Revolving Exposure at such time.

 

Credit Party” means the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, the Swingline Lender or any other Lender.

 

Covered Entity” means any of the following:

 

 

(i)

a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12

C.F.R. § 252.82(b);

 

(ii)

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

 

 

(iii)

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

 

Covered Party” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.23.

 

Daily Simple SOFR” means, for any day, SOFR, with the conventions for this rate (which will include a lookback) being established by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the conventions for this rate selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for determining “Daily Simple SOFR” for business loans; provided, that if the Administrative Agent decides that any such convention is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then the Administrative Agent may establish another convention in its reasonable discretion.

 

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.

 

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

 

Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that (a) has failed, within two (2) 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 (specifically identified and including the particular default, if any) to funding a Loan under this Agreement 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

 

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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, has failed, within three (3) Business Days after request by a Credit Party, acting in good faith, to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations (and is financially able to meet such obligations as of the date of certification) to fund prospective Loans and participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit and 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 a (i) Bankruptcy Event or (ii) a Bail-In Action.

 

Disclosed Matters” means the actions, suits and proceedings and the environmental matters disclosed in Schedule 3.06.

 

Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (in one transaction or in a series of transactions and whether effected pursuant to a Division or otherwise) of any property by any Person (including any sale and leaseback transaction and any issuance of Equity Interests by a Subsidiary of such Person), including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith.

 

"Disqualified Equity" means any Equity Interest that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event, matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or redeemable at the option  of the holder thereof, in whole or in part.

 

Dividing Person” has the meaning assigned to it in the definition of “Division.”

 

Division” means the division of the assets, liabilities and/or obligations of a Person (the “Dividing Person”) among two or more Persons (whether pursuant to a “plan of division” or similar arrangement), which may or may not include the Dividing Person and pursuant to which the Dividing Person may or may not survive.

 

Division Successor” means any Person that, upon the consummation of a Division of a Dividing Person, holds all or any portion of the assets, liabilities and/or obligations previously held by such Dividing Person immediately prior to the consummation of such Division. A Dividing Person which retains any of its assets, liabilities and/or obligations after a Division shall be deemed a Division Successor upon the occurrence of such Division.

 

dollars” or “$” refers to lawful money of the U.S.

 

 

Early Opt-in Election” means, if the then-current Benchmark is LIBO Rate, the occurrence of:

 

(1)a notification by the Administrative Agent to (or the request by the Borrower Representative to the Administrative Agent to notify) each of the other parties hereto that at least five currently outstanding dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time contain (as a result of amendment or as originally executed) a SOFR-based rate (including SOFR, a term SOFR or any other rate based upon SOFR) as a benchmark rate (and such syndicated credit facilities are identified in such notice and are publicly available for review), and

 

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(2)the joint election by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower Representative to trigger a fallback from LIBO Rate and the provision by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Lenders.

 

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 credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.

 

EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

 

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 upon which all of the conditions set forth in Article IV are satisfied; provided, that such conditions are satisfied on or before April 1, 2021.

 

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, web portal access for the Borrowers and any other Internet or extranet-based site, whether such electronic system is owned, operated or hosted by the Administrative Agent or 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.

 

Eligible Accounts” means, at any time, the Accounts of a Borrower which the Administrative Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion are eligible as the basis for the extension of Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder. Without limiting the Administrative Agent’s discretion provided herein, Eligible Accounts shall not include any Account:

 

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

 

(b)which is subject to any Lien other than (i) a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent or the Floor Plan Administrative Agent, (ii) a Lien in favor of Second Lien Representative, subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement, and (iii) a Permitted Encumbrance which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent; provided that Accounts relating to Floor Plan Priority Collateral shall not be Eligible Accounts;

 

(c)(i) with respect to which the scheduled due date is more than 90 days after the date of the original invoice therefor, (ii) which is unpaid more than 90 days after the date of the original invoice therefor or more than 60 days after the original due date therefor, or (iii) which has been written off the books of a Borrower or otherwise designated as uncollectible;

 

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

 

(e)which is owing by an Account Debtor to the extent the aggregate amount of Accounts owing from such Account Debtor and its Affiliates to (i) such Borrower exceeds 25% of the aggregate amount of Eligible Accounts of such Borrower or (ii) all Borrowers exceeds 25% of the aggregate amount of Eligible Accounts of all Borrowers;

 

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

 

(g)which (i) does not arise from the sale of goods or performance of services in the ordinary course of business, (ii) is not evidenced by an invoice or other documentation satisfactory to the Administrative Agent which has been sent to the Account Debtor, (iii) represents a progress billing, (iv) is contingent upon any Borrower’s completion of any further performance or is billed in advance of the relevant shipment of inventory or performance of service, (v) represents a sale on a bill-and-hold, guaranteed sale, sale-and-return, sale on approval, consignment, cash-on-delivery or any other repurchase or return basis or (vi) relates to payments of interest;

 

(h)for which the goods giving rise to such Account have not been shipped to the Account Debtor or for which the services giving rise to such Account have not been performed by such Loan Parties or if such Account was invoiced more than once;

 

(i)with respect to which any check or other instrument of payment has been returned uncollected for any reason;

 

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

 

 

(k)

which is owed by any Account Debtor which has sold all or a substantially all of its

assets;

 

(l)which is owed by an Account Debtor which (i) does not maintain its chief executive office in the U.S. or Canada or (ii) is not organized under applicable law of the U.S., any state of the U.S., Canada, or any province of Canada unless, in either case, such Account is backed by a Letter of Credit acceptable to the Administrative Agent which is in the possession of, has been assigned to and is directly drawable by the Administrative Agent;

 

 

(m)

which is owed in any currency other than U.S. dollars;

 

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

 

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the Administrative Agent in such Account have been complied with to the Administrative Agent’s satisfaction;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

(r)

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

 

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

 

(t)with respect to which such Borrower has made any agreement with the Account Debtor for any reduction thereof, other than discounts and adjustments given in the ordinary course of business, or any Account which was partially paid and such Borrower created a new receivable for the unpaid portion of such Account;

 

(u)which does not comply in all material respects with the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations, whether Federal, state or local, including without limitation the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act, the Federal Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z of the Board;

 

(v)which is for goods that have been sold under a purchase order or pursuant to the terms of a contract or other agreement or understanding (written or oral) that indicates or purports that any Person other than such Borrower has or has had (other than any ownership interest prior to such Eligible Accounts being purchased by such Borrower as part of an Acquisition) an ownership interest in such goods, or which indicates any party other than such Borrower as payee or remittance party;

 

 

(w)

which has been acquired from a Sanctioned Person;

 

 

(x)

which was created on cash on delivery terms; or

 

(y)which the Administrative Agent determines may not be paid by reason of the Account Debtor’s inability to pay or which the Administrative Agent otherwise determines is unacceptable for any reason whatsoever.

 

In the event that an Account which was previously an Eligible Account ceases to be an Eligible Account hereunder, such Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent thereof on and at the time of submission to the Administrative Agent of the next Borrowing Base Certificate. In determining the amount of an Eligible Account, the face amount of an Account may, in the Administrative Agent’s Permitted Discretion, be reduced by, without duplication, to the extent not reflected in such face amount, (i) the amount of all accrued and actual discounts, claims, credits or credits pending, promotional program allowances, price adjustments, finance charges or other allowances (including any amount that such Borrower may be obligated to rebate to an Account Debtor pursuant to the terms of any agreement or

 

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understanding (written or oral)) and (ii) the aggregate amount of all cash received in respect of such Account but not yet applied by such Borrower to reduce the amount of such Account.

 

Eligible Equipment Inventory” means, as of any date, the equipment owned by a Borrower and meeting each of the following requirements:

 

(a)such Borrower has the right to subject such equipment to a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent; such equipment is subject to a first priority perfected Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent and is free and clear of all other Liens of any nature whatsoever (except for (i) a Lien in favor of the Floor Plan Administrative Agent, subject to the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement,

(ii) a Lien in favor of Second Lien Representative, subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement, and (iii) Permitted Encumbrances which do not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent);

 

(b)such equipment was not purchased with a Floor Plan Loan or, if it was purchased with a Floor Plan Loan, such Floor Plan Loan has been paid in full;

 

 

(c)

such equipment is located on premises acceptable to the Administrative Agent;

 

(d)such equipment is in good working order and condition (ordinary wear and tear excepted) and is used or held for use by such Borrower in the ordinary course of business of such Borrower;

 

(e)such equipment is not subject to any agreement which restricts the ability of such Borrower to use, sell, transport or dispose of such equipment or which restricts the Administrative Agent's ability to take possession of, sell or otherwise dispose of such equipment;

 

(f)the manufacturer serial number on such equipment is visible after such equipment placed in service;

 

(g)with respect to such equipment constituting rental units, such equipment must have an executed rental contract not to exceed sixty (60) months and such contract must be in a form acceptable to the Administrative Agent;

 

(h)with respect to such equipment constituting demonstration units, any such unit shall not be considered Eligible Equipment Inventory for more than three (3) months;

 

(i)such equipment must be subject to an appraisal satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and not more than six (6) months old;

 

 

(j)

such equipment is not otherwise unacceptable to the Administrative Agent; and

 

(k)such equipment shall be depreciated in a manner consistent with past practices by the Borrowers and be in accordance with GAAP.

 

In the event that inventory which was previously Eligible Equipment Inventory ceases to be Eligible Equipment Inventory hereunder (except in the event that such ineligibility is solely pursuant to clause (e) hereof), such Borrower or the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent thereof on and at the time of submission to the Administrative Agent of the next Borrowing Base Certificate.

 

Eligible Equipment Inventory – New” means, as of any date, the Eligible Equipment Inventory of a Borrower that constitutes equipment held by such Borrower as new equipment that has not been rented (other than for demonstration), is undamaged, saleable, complete and has less than 100 hours of

 

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use since being manufactured. In the event that Inventory which was previously Eligible Equipment Inventory – New ceases to be Eligible Equipment Inventory – New hereunder, such Borrower or the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent thereof on and at the time of submission  to the Administrative Agent of the next Borrowing Base Certificate.

 

Eligible Equipment Inventory – Rental Fleet” means, as of any date, the Eligible Equipment Inventory of a Borrower leased or held for lease to a customer in the ordinary course of business. In the event that inventory which was previously Eligible Equipment Inventory – Rental Fleet ceases to be Eligible Equipment Inventory – Rental Fleet hereunder, such Borrower or the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent thereof on and at the time of submission to the Administrative Agent of the next Borrowing Base Certificate.

 

Eligible Equipment Inventory - Unappraised” means, as of any date, the equipment owned by a Borrower that satisfies all the requirements in the definition of Eligible Equipment Inventory except clause (i) of such definition. In the event that inventory which was previously Eligible Equipment Inventory - Unappraised ceases to be Eligible Equipment Inventory - Unappraised hereunder, such Borrower or the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent thereof on and at the time of submission to the Administrative Agent of the next Borrowing Base Certificate. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, any equipment qualifying as Eligible Equipment Inventory - Unappraised shall no longer be considered Eligible Equipment Inventory – Unappraised upon the earlier of (i) six months after the date it was first considered Eligible Equipment Inventory – Unappraised and (ii) the first date such equipment is subject to an appraisal satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

Eligible Equipment Inventory – Used Fleet” means, as of any date, the Eligible Equipment Inventory of a Borrower held for sale that has been used and does not constitute Eligible Equipment Inventory – Rental Fleet. In the event that inventory which was previously Eligible Equipment Inventory

– Used Fleet ceases to be Eligible Equipment Inventory – Used Fleet hereunder, such Borrower or the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent thereof on and at the time of submission to the Administrative Agent of the next Borrowing Base Certificate.

 

Eligible Parts Inventory” means, at any time, the parts inventory of a Borrower which the Administrative Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion is eligible as the basis for the extension of Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder. Without limiting the Administrative Agent’s discretion provided herein, Eligible Parts Inventory shall not include any Inventory:

 

 

(a)

which is not subject to a first priority perfected Lien in favor of the Administrative

Agent;

 

 

(b)

which is subject to any Lien other than (i) a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent,

(ii) a Lien in favor of Second Lien Representative, subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement, and (iii) a Permitted Encumbrance which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent;

 

(c)which, in the Administrative Agent’s opinion, constitutes slow moving, obsolete, unmerchantable, defective, used, core returns, consumables, unfit for sale, not salable at prices approximating at least the cost of such Inventory in the ordinary course of business or unacceptable due to age, type, category and/or quantity;

 

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

 

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(e)in which any Person shall (i) have any direct or indirect ownership, interest or title to such Inventory or (ii) be indicated on any purchase order or invoice with respect to such parts Inventory as having or purporting to have an interest therein;

 

 

(f)

which is not parts held for sale in the ordinary course of business;

 

(g)which is not located on premises owned or leased (with a landlord waiver and access agreement satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) by a Borrower;

 

 

(h)

which is the subject of a consignment by such Borrower as consignor;

 

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

 

 

(j)

for which reclamation rights have been asserted by the seller; or

 

(k)which the Administrative Agent otherwise determines is unacceptable for any reason whatsoever.

 

In the event that parts inventory which was previously Eligible Parts Inventory ceases to be Eligible Parts Inventory hereunder (except in the event that such ineligibility is solely pursuant to clause (k) hereof), such Borrower or the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent thereof on and at the time of submission to the Administrative Agent of the next Borrowing Base Certificate.

 

Environmental Laws” means all 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, or the management, release or threatened release of any Hazardous Material or to health and safety matters.

 

Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of any Loan Party directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation,  use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.

 

Equipment” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.

 

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 interest of the foregoing, but excluding any debt securities convertible into any of the foregoing.

 

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

 

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ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with any Borrower (or Guarantor, if any), is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code or, Section 4001(14) of ERISA or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.

 

ERISA Event” means (a) any “reportable event”, as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30 day notice period is waived); (b) the failure to satisfy the “minimum funding standard” (as defined in Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA), whether or not waived; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) the incurrence by 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 any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; (f) the incurrence by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; or (g) the receipt by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, concerning the imposition upon any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of Withdrawal Liability or 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.

 

EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor Person), as in effect from time to time.

 

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

 

Event of Default” has the meaning assigned to such term in Article VII.

 

Event of Loss” means, with respect to any assets, any of the following: (a) any loss, destruction or damage of such assets; (b) any pending or threatened institution of any proceedings for the condemnation or seizure of such assets or for the exercise of any right of eminent domain; or (c) any actual condemnation, seizure or taking, by exercise of the power of eminent domain or otherwise, of such assets, or confiscation of such assets or the requisition of the use of such assets.

 

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

 

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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 (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrowers under Section 2.19(b)) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.17, 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 2.17(f) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

 

Existing Letters of Credit” means each of the currently outstanding letters of credit issued for the account of a Borrower and listed on Schedule 2.06 hereto.

 

Extenuating Circumstance” means any period during which the Administrative Agent has determined in its sole discretion (i) that due to unforeseen and/or nonrecurring circumstances, it is impractical and/or not feasible to submit or receive a Borrowing Request or Interest Election Request by email or fax or through Electronic System, and (ii) to accept a Borrowing Request or Interest Election Request telephonically.

 

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 and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities and implementing such Sections of the Code.

 

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 shall be set forth on the NYFRB’s Website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the effective federal funds rate, provided that, if the Federal Funds Effective Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.

 

Financial Officer” means the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, vice president of finance, director of finance, principal accounting officer, treasurer or controller of such company.

 

First Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means an intercreditor agreement dated on or before the Effective Date among the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the Floor Plan Administrative Agent, and in form and substance acceptable to the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the Floor Plan Administrative Agent, as amended or otherwise modified from time to time.

L

"Fiscal Quarter" means each of the quarterly accounting periods of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries ending on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 of each year.

 

"Fiscal Year" means each annual accounting period of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries ending on December 31. As an example, reference to the 2020 Fiscal Year shall mean the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2020.

 

"Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio" means, as of any date, the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDA, minus, Capital Expenditures, to (b) Fixed Charges, all as calculated for the four consecutive Fiscal

 

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Quarters then ending on a consolidated basis for Alta Group and its Subsidiaries, and subject to Section 1.08.

 

Fixed Charges” means, for any period, without duplication, cash Interest Expense, plus prepayments (other than (x) prepayments of Loans and (y) prepayments constituting refinancings through the incurrence of additional Indebtedness expressly permitted by Section 6.01)) and scheduled principal and curtailment payments on Indebtedness made during such period (other than payments on intercompany Indebtedness between the Borrowers), plus expense for taxes paid in cash, plus Restricted Payments paid in cash, plus Capital Lease Obligation payments, all calculated for the Borrowers and their respective Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis.

 

Floor” means the benchmark rate floor, if any, provided in this Agreement initially (as of the execution of this Agreement, the modification, amendment or renewal of this Agreement or otherwise) with respect to LIBO Rate.

 

Flood Laws” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.10.

 

Floor Plan Administrative Agent” means JPMCB, in its capacity as administrative agent under any of the Floor Plan Credit Agreement, or any successor administrative agent under the Floor Plan Credit Agreement.

 

Floor Plan Credit Agreement” means the Floor Plan Credit Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, among the Borrowers, the lenders party thereto from time to time, and the Floor Plan Administrative Agent, as amended, refinanced, replaced, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

Floor Plan Lenders” means the “Lenders” as defined in, and party to, the Floor Plan Credit Agreement.

 

Floor Plan Loan Documents” means the “Loan Documents” as defined in the Floor Plan Credit Agreement.

 

Floor Plan Loan Parties” means the “Loan Parties” as defined in the Floor Plan Credit Agreement.

 

Floor Plan Loans” means “Loans” as defined in, and made under, the Floor Plan Credit Agreement.

 

Floor Plan Obligations” means the “Secured Obligations” as defined in the Floor Plan Credit Agreement.

 

Floor Plan Priority Collateral” means all Collateral consisting of the equipment purchased with Floor Plan Loans and all Proceeds of any of the foregoing (including without limitation, all insurance proceeds and rents and all accessions thereto).

 

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

 

Funding Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 4.01(n).

 

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S.

 

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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.

 

Greenawalt” means Ryan Greenawalt and any trust controlled by him, for his benefit, his spouse’s benefit or the benefit of any lineal descendants of Ryan Greenawalt.

 

Guarantees” means, with respect to any Person, without duplication, any obligations of such Person (other than endorsements in the ordinary course of business of negotiable instruments for deposit or collection) Guaranteeing or intended to Guarantee any Indebtedness of any other Person in any manner, whether direct or indirect, and including without limitation any obligation, whether or not contingent, (i) to purchase any such Indebtedness or any property constituting security therefor, (ii) to advance or provide funds or other support for the payment or purchase of any such Indebtedness or to maintain working capital, solvency or other balance sheet condition of such other Person (including without limitation keep well agreements, maintenance agreements or similar agreements or arrangements) for the benefit of any holder of Indebtedness of such other Person, (iii) to lease or purchase assets, securities or services primarily for the purpose of assuring the holder of such Indebtedness against loss in respect thereof, (iv) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or obligation or (v) to otherwise assure or hold harmless the holder of such Indebtedness against loss in respect thereof. The amount of any Guarantee hereunder shall (subject to any limitations set forth therein) be deemed to be an amount equal to the outstanding principal amount (or maximum principal amount, if larger) of the Indebtedness in respect of which such Guarantee is made.

 

Guarantors” means the Borrowers (as a Guarantor with respect to all Secured Obligations of each of the other Loan Parties) and each existing and future subsidiary of any of the foregoing.

 

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.

 

"Historical Financial Statements" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.04(a).

 

Howell Property” means the real property and improvements owned by Alta Illinois and located at North Side of Samuelson Road East of 11th Street (Illinois Route 251), Rockford, Illinois.

 

IBA” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.05.

 

Impacted Interest Period” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “LIBO

Rate”.

 

Increasing Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(a).

 

Indebtedness” of any Person means, without duplication, with respect to any Person, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person

 

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evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, or upon which interest payments are customarily made, (c) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to assets purchased by such Person (other than customary reservations or retentions of title under agreements with suppliers entered into in the ordinary course of business), (d) all obligations of such Person issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of assets or services purchased by such Person (other than trade debt incurred in the ordinary course of business) which would appear as liabilities on a balance sheet of such Person, (e) all obligations of such Person under take-or-pay or similar arrangements, (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, or payable out of the proceeds of production from, assets owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the obligations secured thereby have been assumed, (g) all Guarantees of such Person with respect to Indebtedness of another Person, (h) Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (i) the maximum amount of all standby letters of credit issued or bankers’ acceptances facilities created or similar instruments for the account of such Person and, without duplication, all drafts drawn thereunder (to the extent unreimbursed), as reduced from time to time, (j) all Disqualified Equity, (k) the principal balance outstanding under any synthetic lease, tax retention operating lease, accounts receivable securitization program, off-balance sheet loan or similar off-balance sheet financing product, based on the amount that would be deemed outstanding thereunder if such transaction was structured as a secured financing on balance sheet, (l) the Indebtedness of any partnership in which such Person is a general partner, (m) obligations under any earn-out or similar obligations determined in accordance with GAAP, (n) the portion of indebtedness of any unincorporated joint venture in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer that is pro rata to such Person’s ownership interest in such joint venture and (o) buyback obligations to the extent such obligations exceed the associated asset value set forth in the financial statements of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries.

 

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 9.03(b).

"Ineligible Institution" has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.04(b).

 

Intercreditor Agreements” means, collectively, the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement, the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and any other intercreditor agreement in form and substance acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion.

 

Interest Election Request” means a request by a Borrower to convert or continue a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.07.

 

Interest Expense” means, with reference to any period, total interest expense (including that attributable to Capital Lease Obligations) of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries for such period with respect to all outstanding Indebtedness of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries (including all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptances and net costs under Swap Agreements in respect of interest rates, to the extent such net costs are allocable to such period in accordance with GAAP), calculated for Alta Group and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for such period in accordance with GAAP.

 

Interest Payment Date” means (a) with respect to any CBFR Loan and any Swingline Loan, the first Business Day of each month, and (b) with respect to any Eurodollar Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of which such Loan is a part and, in the case of a Eurodollar

 

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Borrowing with an Interest Period of more than one (1) month duration, each successive date(s) each one

 

(1)

month after the first day of such Interest Period.

 

Interest Period” means with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, two, three or six (6) months thereafter, as a Borrower 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, in the case of a Revolving Borrowing, thereafter 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 LIBO Screen Rate) determined by the Administrative Agent (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) to be equal to the rate that results from interpolating on a linear basis between: (a) the LIBO Screen Rate for the longest period (for which the LIBO Screen Rate is available) that is shorter than the Impacted Interest Period and (b) the LIBO Screen Rate for the shortest period (for which the LIBO Screen Rate is available) that exceeds the Impacted Interest Period, in each case, at such time; provided that, if any Interpolated Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

 

Inventory” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.

 

ISDA Definitions” means the 2006 ISDA Definitions published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or any successor thereto, as amended or supplemented from time to time, or any successor definitional booklet for interest rate derivatives published from time to time by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or such successor thereto.

 

IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

 

Issuing Bank” means each of JPMCB in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, and its 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 Affiliates of the Issuing Bank, in which case the term “Issuing Bank” shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate.

 

JPMCB” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

 

JPMCB Parties” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.20.

 

LC Collateral Account" has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(j).

 

LC Disbursement” means a payment made by the Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.

 

LC Exposure” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time plus (b) the aggregate amount of all LC Disbursements that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Borrowers at such time. The LC Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Percentage of the total LC Exposure at such time.

 

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

 

Lender-Related Person” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.03(b).

 

Lenders” means the Persons listed on the Commitment Schedule and any other Person that shall have become a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption or Section 2.21 or otherwise, other than any such Person that ceases to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption or otherwise. Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Lenders” includes the Swingline Lender and Issuing Bank.

 

Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit issued pursuant to this Agreement.

 

Letter of Credit Agreement” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 2.06(b).

 

LIBO Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any applicable Interest Period or for any CBFR Borrowing, the LIBO Screen Rate at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that, if the LIBO Screen Rate shall not be available at such time for such Interest Period (an “Impacted Interest Period”), then the LIBO Rate shall be the Interpolated Rate, 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 “LIBO  Rate” or “Adjusted LIBO Rate” is used in connection with a CBFR Borrowing, such rate shall be determined as modified by the definition of Adjusted One Month LIBOR Rate.

 

Liabilities” means any losses, claims (including intraparty claims), demands, damages or liabilities of any kind.

 

LIBO Screen Rate” means, for any day and time, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any Interest Period or for any CBFR 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 Dollars) for a period equal in length to such Interest Period as displayed on such day and time on pages LIBOR01 or LIBOR02 of the Reuters screen that displays such rate (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a Reuters page or screen, on any successor or substitute page on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion); provided that, if the LIBO Screen Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement; provided further, that the foregoing shall not be applicable to determine the “Adjusted One Month LIBOR Rate” and the “CB Floating Rate”.

 

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 Equity Interests or securities, any purchase option, call or similar right of a third party with respect to such Equity Interests or securities.

 

Loan Documents” means this Agreement, any promissory notes issued pursuant to this Agreement, each Letter of Credit Agreement, the Collateral Documents, the Subordination Agreements, any assignment of representations and warranties insurance or similar agreement and all other agreements, instruments, documents and certificates executed and delivered to, or in favor of, the

 

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Administrative Agent or any Lenders and including all other pledges, powers of attorney, intercreditors, landlord waivers and access agreements, consents, assignments, contracts, notices, letter of credit agreements and all other written matter whether heretofore (including without limitation any of the foregoing executed in connection with the Existing Credit Agreement), 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. Any reference in the 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 the Agreement or such Loan Document as the same may be in effect at any and all times such reference becomes operative.

 

Loan Parties” means the Borrowers and the Guarantors, if any.

 

Loan Party Guaranty” means any guaranty agreements from any Guarantor delivered in connection with any Loan Document at any time (and for avoidance of doubt, excluding any and all such guaranty agreements of any Persons that are not Guarantors as defined herein delivered in connection with the Existing Credit Agreement) as are requested by the Administrative Agent and its counsel, in each case as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

Loans” means the loans and advances made by the Lenders pursuant to this Agreement, including Swingline Loans, Overadvances and Protective Advances.

 

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

 

"Material Adverse Effect" means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, assets, property or financial condition of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, (b) the ability of the Loan Parties to perform any of their Obligations, or (c) the rights of or benefits available to the Administrative Agent of the Lenders under the Loan Documents, including without limitation the Collateral and the priority of the Administrative Agent’s Liens thereon.

 

Material Agreement” means any agreement listed on Schedule 3.21.

 

Material Indebtedness” means Indebtedness (other than the Loans and Letters of Credit), 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 $5,000,000. For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the “principal amount” of the “obligations” of any Loan Party 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 9.15.

 

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

 

Mortgages” means any mortgage, deed of trust or other agreement from any Loan Party granting a Lien on any of its real property delivered in connection with any Loan Document at any time (either before, concurrently or after the Effective Date, and including without limitation any of the foregoing delivered in connection with the Existing Credit Agreement), each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, entered into by any Loan Party at any time for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to this Agreement, as amended or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

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Multiemployer Plan” means a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.

 

Net Book Value” means the net book value of any asset, taking into account diminutions, depreciations and other accounting charges, determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

Net Orderly Liquidation Value” means, with respect to Inventory or Equipment of any Person, the orderly liquidation value thereof as determined in a manner acceptable to the Administrative Agent by an appraiser acceptable to the Administrative Agent, net of all costs of liquidation thereof.

 

"Net Cash Proceeds" means, without duplication (a) in connection with any sale or other disposition of any asset or any settlement by, or receipt of payment in respect of, any property insurance claim or condemnation award, the 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 only as and when received) of such sale, settlement or payment, net of documented attorneys' fees, accountants' fees, investment banking fees, amounts required to be applied to the repayment of Indebtedness secured by a Lien expressly permitted hereunder on any asset which is the subject of such sale, insurance claim or condemnation award (other than any Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders) and other fees actually incurred in connection therewith and net of taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable as a result thereof and of any other costs incurred in connection with such sale, disposition, settlement or receipt and (b) in connection with any issuance or sale of any equity securities or debt securities or instruments or the incurrence of loans, the cash proceeds received from such issuance or incurrence, net of investment banking fees, documented attorneys' fees, accountants' fees, underwriting discounts and commissions and other fees and expenses actually  incurred in connection therewith.

 

Net Income” means, for any period, the consolidated net income (or loss) determined for Alta Group and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that the following shall be excluded from the calculation of Net Income: (a) the income (or deficit) of any Person accrued prior to the date it becomes a Subsidiary or is merged into or consolidated with Alta Group or any Subsidiary, (b) the income (or deficit) of any Person (other than a Subsidiary) in which Alta Group or any Subsidiary has an ownership interest, except to the extent that any such income is actually received by Alta Group or such Subsidiary in the form of dividends or similar distributions and (c) the undistributed earnings of any Subsidiary (other than a Borrower), to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Subsidiary is not at the time permitted by the terms of any contractual obligation (other than under any Loan Document) or Requirement of Law applicable to such Subsidiary.

 

NITCO” means NITCO, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company.

 

NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

 

NYFRB’s Website” means the website of the NYFRB at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source

 

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. eastern time on such day received by the Administrative Agent from a federal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid rates as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

 

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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 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.

 

"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 executed, delivered, enforced, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, or engaged in any other transaction pursuant to, or enforced, any Loan Document), or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan, Letter of Credit or Loan Document.

 

"Other Taxes" means any present or future stamp, court, documentary intangible, recording, filing or similar other excise or property Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, or from the registration, 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 under Section 2.18(b)).

 

Overnight Bank Funding Rate” means, for any day, the rate comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight Eurodollar borrowings by U.S.-managed banking offices of depository institutions (as such composite rate shall be determined by the NYFRB as set forth on the NYFRB’s Website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate.

 

Paid in Full” or “Payment in Full” means, (i) the indefeasible payment in full in cash of all outstanding Loans and LC Disbursements, together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon, (ii) 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), (iii) the indefeasible payment in full in cash of all accrued and unpaid fees, (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, (v) the termination of all Commitments, and (vi) the termination of the Secured Swap Obligations and the Banking Services Obligations.

 

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 9.04(c).

 

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Participant Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c).

 

Payment” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 8.06(d).

 

Payment Condition” shall be deemed to be satisfied in connection with a Restricted Payment or a Permitted Acquisition if:

 

 

(a)

no Default has occurred and is continuing or would result immediately after giving effect to such Restricted Payment or Permitted Acquisition and the Loans (if any) requested to be made and other Indebtedness incurred in connection therewith on a pro forma basis satisfactory to the Administrative Agent after giving effect to such Restricted Payment or Permitted Acquisition as of the last day of the Fiscal Quarter most recently ended for which financial statements have been delivered to the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 5.01(b)(i);

 

 

 

(b)

both before and after giving effect to such Restricted Payment or Permitted Acquisition and the Loans (if any) requested to be made and other Indebtedness incurred in connection therewith on a pro forma basis acceptable to the Administrative Agent, each of the representations and warranties in the Loan Documents is true and correct,

 

 

 

(c)

immediately after giving effect to such Restricted Payment or Permitted Acquisition and at all times during the 60-day period immediately prior to such Restricted Payment or Permitted Acquisition, the Borrowers shall have Availability calculated on a on a pro forma basis acceptable to the Administrative Agent of not less than 17.5% of the Revolving Commitment; and

 

 

 

(d)

the Borrower Representative shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent certifying as to the items described in (a), (b) and (c) above and attaching calculations in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

 

Payment Notice” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 8.06(d).

 

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA and any successor entity performing similar functions.

 

Permitted Acquisition” means any Acquisition by a Loan Party in a transaction that (i) is consented to in writing by Required Lenders in their sole discretion or (ii) otherwise satisfies each of the following requirements:

 

 

(a)

such Acquisition is not a hostile or contested Acquisition;

 

(b)the business acquired in connection with such Acquisition (i) is not engaged, directly or indirectly, in any line of business other than the businesses in which the Loan Parties are engaged on the Effective Date and any business activities that are substantially similar, related, or incidental thereto and

(ii)shall have generated a positive amount of earnings before income taxes, depreciation and amortization (calculated in substantially the same manner as Consolidated EBITDA less any noncash gains or losses on the sale of fixed or capital assets offset for gains from the sale of fixed or capital assets calculated (x) at the price at which the applicable business sold the applicable asset, minus (y) such business’s initial purchase price of such asset (for the avoidance of doubt, without reducing this clause (y) for any

 

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depreciation or amortization thereof)), less unfinanced Capital Expenditures, during the twelve-month period most recently ended prior to the date of such Acquisition;

 

 

(c)

the Payment Condition is satisfied;

 

(d)as soon as available, but not less than fifteen (15) days (or such shorter period agreed to by the Administrative Agent) prior to such Acquisition, the Borrower Representative shall have provided the Lenders (i) notice of such Acquisition and (ii) a copy of all business and financial information reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, including pro forma financial statements, statements of cash flow, availability projections, a quality of earnings analysis and a certificate, in form and detail satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, demonstrating compliance with the requirements set forth in clause (c) above;

 

(e)if such Acquisition is an acquisition of the Equity Interests of a Person, the Acquisition is structured so that the acquired Person shall become a wholly-owned Subsidiary of a Borrower; and

 

(f)no Loan Party shall, as a result of or in connection with any such Acquisition, assume or incur any direct or contingent liabilities (whether relating to environmental, tax, litigation, or other matters) that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Permitted Discretion” means a determination made in good faith and in the exercise of reasonable (from the perspective of a secured asset-based lender) business judgment.

 

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)Liens (other than any Lien imposed by ERISA) consisting of 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 or pledges to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and 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 Article VII;

 

(f)easements, zoning restrictions, licenses, title restrictions, rights-of-way and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or incurred or granted by any Loan Party 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 interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of any Loan Party; and

 

(g)minor imperfections in title that do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of any Loan Party;

 

provided that the term “Permitted Encumbrances” shall not include any Lien securing Indebtedness.

 

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"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 (1) year from the date of acquisition thereof;

 

(b)investments in commercial paper maturing within two hundred seventy (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, banker's acceptances and time deposits maturing within one hundred eighty (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 thirty (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 2a-7 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.

 

Permitted Investors” means Greenawalt, Anthony J. Colucci, Craig F. Brubaker, Alan Hammersley, Richard A. Papalia, and Sponsor.

 

Permitted Preferred Equity” means Equity Interests of Alta Group satisfying each of the following conditions: (a) such Equity Interests are preferred with respect to the payment of dividends, or as to the distribution of assets upon any voluntary or involuntary liquidation or dissolution of Alta Group, over other Equity Interests of any other class of Alta Group, (b) such Equity Interests are not Disqualified Equity, (c) such Equity Interests are on the terms described on Schedule 1.01, with such changes thereto as approved in writing in advance by the Administrative Agent, (d) the aggregate liquidation value of such Equity Interests does not exceed $40,000,000 plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends, and (e) any cash dividends, redemptions, repurchases or other distributions or payments thereon are subject to, among other agreements evidencing Indebtedness of Alta Group, the terms of this Agreement.

 

Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.

 

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 any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate is (or, if such plan  were  terminated,  would  under  Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.

 

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

 

"Prepayment Events" means:

 

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(a)any Sale (including pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction) of any property or asset of any Borrower or any Subsidiary with a fair market value equal to or greater than $2,500,000, other than dispositions described in Section 6.03(a)(i);

 

(b)Event of Loss in respect of any property or asset of any Borrower or any Subsidiary with a fair value immediately prior to such event equal to or greater than $2,500,000; or

 

(c)the incurrence by any Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Indebtedness, other than Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01.

 

Prime Rate” means the rate of interest last quoted by The Wall Street Journal as the “Prime Rate” in the U.S. or, if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published by the Federal Reserve Board in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) as the “bank prime loan” rate or, if such rate is no longer quoted therein, any similar rate quoted therein (as determined by the Administrative Agent) or any similar release by the Federal Reserve Board (as determined by the Administrative Agent). Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced or quoted as being effective.

 

Pro Forma Basis” means, with respect to the calculation of any test, financial ratio, basket or covenant under this Agreement, including Consolidated Total Assets, Fixed Charges, Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, Consolidated EBITDA and definitions used therein, as of any date, that pro forma effect will be given to all applicable transactions in the manner described in Section 1.08.

 

Proceeding” means any claim, litigation, investigation, action, suit, arbitration or administrative, judicial or regulatory action or proceeding in any jurisdiction.

 

Proceeds” means (a) all “proceeds,” as defined in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, with respect to the Collateral, and (b) whatever is recoverable or recovered when any Collateral is sold, exchanged, collected, or disposed of, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, whether cash or non-cash.

 

"Projections" has the meaning set forth in Section 3.04(b).

 

Protective Advance” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.04.

 

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

 

QFC” has the meaning assigned to the term “qualified financial contract” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).

 

QFC Credit Support” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.23.

 

"Recipient" means, as applicable, (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender and (c) the Issuing Bank.

 

Reference Time” with respect to any setting of the then-current Benchmark means (1) if such Benchmark is LIBO Rate, 11:00 a.m. (London time) on the day that is two London banking days preceding the date of such setting, and (2) if such Benchmark is not LIBO Rate, the time determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

 

Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.04(b)(iv).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

Relevant Governmental Body” means the Federal Reserve Board or the NYFRB, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board or the NYFRB, or any successor thereto.

 

Reports” has the meaning assigned to such term in Article VIII.

 

Required Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Credit Exposure and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the total Credit Exposure and unused Commitments at such time; provided that (a) it shall require at least two Lenders (with any Lenders that are Affiliates constituting one Lender for purposes of this definition) to constitute Required Lenders if there are two or more Lenders party hereto, and (b) the Credit Exposure and unused Commitments of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in determining Required Lenders at any time.

 

Requirement of Law” means, as to any Person, the certificate of incorporation and bylaws, certificate of organization and operating agreement, or other organizational or governing documents of such Person, and any law, treaty, rule or regulation or determination of an arbitrator or a court or other Governmental Authority, in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.

 

Reserves” means any and all reserves which the Administrative Agent deems necessary, in its Permitted Discretion, to maintain (including, without limitation, an availability reserve, reserves for accrued and unpaid interest on the Secured Obligations, Banking Services Reserves, reserves for rent at locations leased by any Loan Party and for consignees, reserves for dilution of Accounts, reserves for Inventory shrinkage, reserves for Swap Obligations, reserves for contingent liabilities of any Loan Party, reserves for uninsured losses of any Loan Party, reserves for uninsured, underinsured, un-indemnified or under-indemnified liabilities or potential liabilities with respect to any litigation, reserves for taxes, fees, assessments, and other governmental charges and reserves for parts inventory attached to open work orders) with respect to the Collateral or any Loan Party.

 

Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.

 

"Restricted Payment" means (i) any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interests of any Loan Party, (ii) 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 in the any Loan Party or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such Equity Interests in any Loan Party or

 

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(iii)management fees, agency fees or other fees or similar amounts payable by any Loan Party to any of its Affiliates.

 

Responsible Officer” means the president, Financial Officer or other executive officer of a Borrower.

 

Revolving Availability Period” means the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the Revolving Termination Date.

 

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

 

 

(a)

85% of Eligible Accounts at such time, plus

 

(b)the product of 85% multiplied by the Net Orderly Liquidation Value percentage identified in the most recent inventory appraisal ordered by the Administrative Agent (such product not to be greater than 65%) in each case multiplied by Eligible Parts Inventory, valued at the lower of cost or market value, determined on a first-in-first-out basis, plus

 

(c)the product of 85% multiplied by the Net Orderly Liquidation Value percentage identified in the most recent inventory appraisal ordered by the Administrative Agent (such product not to be greater than 100%) in each case multiplied by Eligible Equipment Inventory – Used Fleet, valued at the Net Book Value, plus

 

(d)the product of 85% multiplied by the Net Orderly Liquidation Value percentage identified in the most recent inventory appraisal ordered by the Administrative Agent (such product not to be greater than 80%), in each case multiplied by Eligible Equipment Inventory - New, valued at the lower of cost or market value, determined on a first-in-first-out basis, plus

 

(e)the product of 85% multiplied by the Net Orderly Liquidation Value percentage identified in the most recent inventory appraisal ordered by the Administrative Agent multiplied by Eligible  Equipment Inventory – Rental Fleet, valued at the Net Book Value, determined on a first-in-first-out basis, plus

 

 

(f)

80% of Net Book Value of Eligible Equipment Inventory - Unappraised at such time, minus

 

 

(g)

Reserves.

 

The Administrative Agent may, in its Permitted Discretion, reduce the advance rates set forth above, adjust Reserves or reduce one or more of the other elements used in computing the Revolving Borrowing Base. Notwithstanding the foregoing and for greater certainty, any Floor Plan Priority Collateral will be excluded from the Revolving Borrowing Base.

 

Revolving Commitment” means, with respect to each Revolving Lender, the commitment, if any, of such Lender to make Revolving Loans and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum possible aggregate amount of such Lender’s Revolving Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.08, (b) increased from time to time pursuant to Section 2.04 or 2.21 and reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04. 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. As of the Effective Date, the aggregate amount of the Lenders’ Revolving Commitments is $350,000,000.

 

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Revolving Exposure” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum of (a) the outstanding principal amount of such Lender’s Revolving Loans, its LC Exposure and its Swingline Exposure at such time, plus (b) an amount equal to its Applicable Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of Protective Advances outstanding at such time, plus (c) an amount equal to its Applicable Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of Overadvances outstanding at such time.

 

Revolving Lender” means each Lender that has a Revolving Commitment or, if the Revolving Commitments have been terminated, Revolving Exposure, in its capacity as holder thereof.

 

Revolving Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.01.

 

Revolving Termination Date” means the earliest of (a) the date on which the Revolving Commitments are reduced to zero or otherwise terminated pursuant to the terms hereof, (b) April 1, 2026, or (c) December 31, 2025 if any of the Second Lien Notes are outstanding on December 31, 2025.

 

"Sale” means the sale, lease, conveyance or other disposition of any assets, other than an Event of

Loss.

 

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

 

Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of State 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, (c) any Person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b), or

 

(c)

any Person otherwise the subject of any Sanctions.

 

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

 

S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw Hill Companies,

Inc.

 

"SEC" means the Securities and Exchange Commission or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any or all of the functions of said Commission.

 

Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means an intercreditor agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit B hereto, dated as of the Effective Date, among the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the Floor Plan Administrative Agent and the Second Lien Representative, as amended or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

Second Lien Indenture” means the Indenture, dated as of the date hereof, among Alta Group, the guarantors thereunder and the Second Lien Representative, as amended, refinanced, replaced, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

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Second Lien Notes” means the 5.625% senior secured second lien notes due 2026 in the aggregate principal amount of $315,000,000 issued by the Borrowers on the Effective Date under the Second Lien Indenture.

 

Second Lien Documents” means the “Second Lien Documents” as defined in the Second Lien Indenture.

 

Second Lien Representative” means Wilmington Trust, National Association, in its capacity as trustee and collateral agent under any of the Second Lien Documents, or any successor trustee and collateral agent under any of the Second Lien Documents.

 

Second Lien Holders” means the Persons referred to as “Holders” in the Second Lien Indenture.

 

Second Lien Obligations” means the “Second Lien Obligations” as defined in the Second Lien Indenture.

 

"Secured Obligations" means, collectively, (i) the Obligations, (ii) the Banking Services Obligations and (iii) Secured Swap Obligations; 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 the holders of the Secured Obligations from time to time and shall include (i) each Lender and the Issuing Bank in respect of its Loans and LC Exposure respectively, (ii) the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders in respect of all other present and future obligations and liabilities of the each Loan Party of every type and description arising under or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (iii) each Lender and Affiliate of such Lender in respect of Swap Agreements entered into with such Person by any Loan Party, (iv) each Lender and Affiliate of such Lender in respect of Banking Services provided by such Person to any Loan Party, (v) each indemnified party under Section 9.03 in respect of the obligations and liabilities of the Borrowers to such Person hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, and (vi) their respective successors and (in the case of a Lender, permitted) transferees and assigns.

 

Secured Swap Obligations” of a Person means any and all obligations of such Person, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor), under (a) any and all Swap Agreements permitted hereunder to the extent the provider of such Swap Agreement is a Lender or was a Lender or an Affiliate of any such Lender at the time such Swap Agreement is entered into, and (b) any and all cancellations, buy backs, reversals, terminations or assignments of any Swap Agreement transaction described in the foregoing clause (a).

 

"Security Agreement" means each security agreement, pledge agreement, pledge and security agreement and similar agreement and any other agreement from any Loan Party granting a Lien on any of its personal property (including without limitation any Equity Interests owned by such Loan Party) delivered in connection with any Loan Document at any time (either before, concurrently or after the Effective Date, and including without limitation any of the foregoing delivered in connection with the Existing Credit Agreement), each in form and substance acceptable to the Administrative Agent, entered into by any Loan Party at any time for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to this Agreement, as amended or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

Settlement Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.06(c).

 

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SOFR” means, with respect to any Business Day, a rate per annum equal to the secured overnight financing rate for such Business Day published by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrator’s Website at approximately 8:00 a.m. (New York City time) on the immediately succeeding Business Day.

 

SOFR Administrator” means the NYFRB (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate).

 

SOFR Administrator’s Website” means the NYFRB’s Website, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source for the secured overnight financing rate identified as such by the SOFR Administrator from time to time.

 

Sponsor” means, collectively, B. Riley Financial, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“B. Riley Financial”) and any Affiliates of B. Riley Financial which are (a) directly or indirectly controlled by B. Riley Financial and (b) organized primarily for making debt and/or equity investments in one or more companies.

 

Statements” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.17(f).

 

Statutory Reserve Rate” means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentage (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) established by the Federal Reserve Board to which the Administrative Agent is subject with respect to the Adjusted LIBO Rate, for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency liabilities” in Regulation D). Such reserve percentages shall include those imposed pursuant to Regulation D of the Federal Reserve Board. Eurodollar Loans shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under Regulation D of the Federal Reserve 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 percentage.

 

Subordinated Debt” means any Indebtedness or other obligations of any Loan Party satisfying each of the following conditions: (a) the payment and priority thereof is subordinated to the payment of the Secured Obligations, including customary payment blockage and other customary provisions, all in a manner, including a Subordination Agreement, reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders, (b) any maturity thereof is reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders, and (c) the other terms and conditions thereof, including pricing, covenants and defaults, are otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders.

 

Subordinated Debt Documents” means any document, agreement or instrument evidencing any Subordinated Debt or entered into in connection with any Subordinated Debt.

 

"Subordination Agreements" means, collectively, all present and future subordination agreements between the Administrative Agent, the Loan Parties and the holders of any Subordinated Debt with respect to Subordinated Debt in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders and as amended or modified from time to time as permitted hereunder.

 

subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person (the “parent”) at any date, any 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

 

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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.

 

Subsidiary” means any subsidiary of any Loan Party.

 

Supported QFC” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.23.

 

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 Borrowers or their Subsidiaries or the Guarantors, if any, shall be a Swap Agreement.

 

Swap Obligations” of a Person means any and all obligations of such Person (including interest and fees accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceedings, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceedings), 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 and all Swap Agreements permitted hereunder, and (b) any and all cancellations, buy backs, reversals, terminations or assignments of any Swap Agreement transaction.

 

Swingline Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans outstanding at such time. The Swingline Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Percentage of the total Swingline Exposure at such time.

 

Swingline Lender” means JPMCB, in its capacity as lender of Swingline Loans hereunder.

 

Swingline Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.04.

 

"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.

 

Term SOFR” means, for the applicable Corresponding Tenor as of the applicable Reference Time, the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.

 

Term SOFR Notice” means a notification by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders and the Borrower Representative of the occurrence of a Term SOFR Transition Event.

 

Term SOFR Transition Event” means the determination by the Administrative Agent that (a) Term SOFR has been recommended for use by the Relevant Governmental Body, (b) the administration of Term SOFR is administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent and (c) a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, has previously occurred resulting in a Benchmark Replacement in accordance with Section 2.13 that is not Term SOFR.

 

Transactions” means the execution, delivery and performance by the Loan Parties of the Loan Documents, the borrowing of Loans and other credit extensions, the use of the proceeds thereof, the execution, delivery and performance by the Loan Parties of all Floor Plan Loan Documents and Second

 

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Lien Documents and the issuance of the Second Lien Notes on the Effective Date and the transactions related thereto and the payment of fees and expenses in connection with the foregoing.

 

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 LIBO Rate or the CB Floating Rate.

 

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.

 

U.S. Special Resolution Regime” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.23.

 

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.16(f)(ii)(B)(3).

 

UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in the State of New York or any other state the laws of which are required to be applied in connection with the issue of perfection of security interests.

 

UK Financial Institutions” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person falling within IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.

 

UK Resolution Authority” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.

 

Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement excluding the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.

 

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.

 

USA PATRIOT Act” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.

 

Volvo” means Volvo Construction Equipment, LLC.

 

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

 

"Withholding Agent" means any Loan Party and the Administrative Agent.

 

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Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means (a) with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule, and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.

 

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 “Eurodollar Loan”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Revolving Loan”). Borrowings also may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “Revolving Borrowing”) or by Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Borrowing”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar 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 the Borrowers notify the Administrative Agent that the Borrowers request an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the date hereof in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrowers 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

 

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notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith. For purposes of calculating all financial covenants and all other covenants and, in each case, all defined terms used therein, any Acquisition or any sale or other disposition outside the ordinary course of business by any Loan Party of any asset or group of related assets in one or a series of related transactions, including the incurrence of any Indebtedness and any related financing or other transactions in connection with any of the foregoing, occurring during the period for which such matters are calculated shall be deemed to have occurred on the first day of the relevant period for which such matters were calculated on a Pro Forma Basis. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made (i) without giving effect to any election under Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 825-10-25 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of any Loan Party 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 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof.

 

SECTION 1.05. Interest Rates; LIBOR Notification. The interest rate on Eurodollar Loans  is determined by reference to the LIBO Rate, which is derived from the London interbank offered rate. The London interbank offered rate is intended to represent the rate at which contributing banks may obtain short-term borrowings from each other in the London interbank market. In July 2017, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority announced that, after the end of 2021, it would no longer persuade or compel contributing banks to make rate submissions to the ICE Benchmark Administration (together with any successor to the ICE Benchmark Administrator, the “IBA”) for purposes of the IBA setting the London interbank offered rate. As a result, it is possible that commencing in 2022, the London interbank offered rate may no longer be available or may no longer be deemed an appropriate reference rate upon which to determine the interest rate on Eurodollar Loans. In light of this eventuality, public and private sector industry initiatives are currently underway to identify new or alternative reference rates to be used in place of the London interbank offered rate. Upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, a Term SOFR Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, Section 2.13(c) and (d) provide the mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower Representative, pursuant to Section 2.13(f), of any change to the reference rate upon which the interest rate on Eurodollar Loans is based. However, the Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to the London interbank offered rate or other rates in the definition of “LIBO Rate” or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof (including, without limitation, (i) any such alternative, successor or replacement rate implemented pursuant to Section 2.13(c) or (d), whether upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, a Term SOFR Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, and (ii) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes pursuant to Section 2.13(e)), including without limitation, whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, the LIBO Rate or have the same volume or liquidity as did the London interbank offered rate prior to its discontinuance or unavailability.

 

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 Debt, 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 Debt 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

 

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Subordinated Debt. 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 Debt is outstanding and are further given all such other designations as shall be required under the terms of any such Subordinated Debt 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 Debt.

 

SECTION 1.07.  Letters of Credit.  Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a  Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the amount of such Letter of Credit available to be drawn at such time; provided that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any Letter of Credit Agreement related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the available amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the maximum amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum amount is available to be drawn at such time. For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Article 29(a) of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 600 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the applicable time) or Rule 3.13 or Rule 3.14 of the International Standby Practices, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 590 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the applicable time) or similar terms of the Letter of Credit itself, or if compliant documents have been presented but not yet honored, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” and “undrawn” in the amount so remaining available to be paid, and the obligations of the Borrower and each Lender shall remain in full force and effect until the Issuing Bank and the Lenders shall have no further obligations to make any payments or disbursements under any circumstances with respect to any Letter of Credit.

 

SECTION 1.08. Pro Forma Adjustments. To the extent a Borrower or  any  Subsidiary makes any Permitted Acquisition, any Disposition outside the ordinary course of business permitted by Section 6.05 or any permitted investment, merger, consolidation or discontinuance of operations during the period of four Fiscal Quarters most recently ended, 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 such Permitted Acquisition, Disposition, investment, merger, consolidation or discontinued operations, are factually supportable and are 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 as certified by a Financial Officer of such Borrower), as if such Permitted Acquisition, Disposition, investment, merger, consolidation or discontinued operations (and any related incurrence, repayment or assumption of Indebtedness) had occurred in the first day of such four Fiscal Quarter period and, without duplication, to all adjustments of the type described in the definition of "Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” and all defined terms used therein to the extent such adjustments continue to be applicable to such four Fiscal Quarter period.

 

SECTION 1.09. Divisions. For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any Division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under a different jurisdiction’s laws): (a) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, and (b) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized and acquired on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Equity Interests at such time

 

 

ARTICLE II  The Credits

 

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SECTION 2.01. Commitments. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Revolving Lender severally (and not jointly) agrees to make Revolving Loans to the Borrowers from time to time during the Revolving Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in

(a)such Lender's Revolving Exposure exceeding such Lender's Revolving Commitment or (b) the sum of the total Revolving Exposures exceeding the lesser of (i) the total Revolving Commitments and (ii) the Revolving Borrowing Base, subject to the Administrative Agent’s authority, in its sole discretion, to make Protective Advances and Overadvances pursuant to the terms of Section 2.04. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the applicable Borrower(s) may borrow, prepay and reborrow Revolving Loans.

 

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. Any Protective Advance, any Overadvance and any Swingline Loan shall be made in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.04. The Loans shall amortize as set forth in Section 2.09.

 

(b)Subject to Section 2.13, each Revolving Borrowing shall be comprised entirely of CBFR Loans or Eurodollar Loans as the Borrower Representative may request in accordance herewith. Each Swingline Loan shall be a CBFR Loan. Each Lender at its option may make any Eurodollar 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 Eurodollar Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of $100,000 and not less than

$1,000,000. At the time that each CBFR Revolving Borrowing is made, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of $50,000 and not less than $100,000; provided that a CBFR 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 not less than an amount required by the Swingline Lender from time to time. 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 five Eurodollar Borrowings outstanding with respect to all Revolving Loan.

 

(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 would end after the Revolving Termination 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) by delivering a Borrowing Request signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower Representative or through Electronic System if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Administrative Agent (or if an Extenuating Circumstance shall exist, by telephone) not later than (a) in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, noon, Chicago time, three (3) Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing or (b) in the case of an CBFR Borrowing, noon, Chicago time, on the date of the proposed Borrowing; provided that any such notice of an CBFR Revolving Borrowing to finance the reimbursement of an LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.06(e) may be given not later than 11:00 a.m., Chicago time, on the date of such proposed Borrowing. Each such Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable and each such telephonic Borrowing Request, if permitted, shall be confirmed immediately upon the cessation of the

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Extenuating Circumstance by hand delivery, facsimile or a communication through Electronic System to the Administrative Agent of a written Borrowing Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower Representative. Each such written (or if permitted, telephonic) Borrowing Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:

 

 

(i)

the aggregate amount of the requested Borrowing;

 

 

(ii)

the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day;

 

 

(iii)

whether such Borrowing is to be a CBFR Borrowing or a Eurodollar Borrowing;

 

(iv)in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”;

 

(v)the location and number of the applicable Borrower's account to which funds are to be disbursed, which shall comply with the requirements of Section 2.06; and

 

 

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the name of the applicable Borrower.

 

If no election as to the Type of Borrowing is specified, then the requested Borrowing shall be a CBFR Borrowing. If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any requested Eurodollar Revolving Borrowing, then the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one (1) 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; Overadvances and Protective Advances. (a) The Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender and the Revolving Lenders agree that in order to facilitate the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, promptly after the Borrower Representative requests an CBFR Borrowing, the Swingline Lender may elect, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to have the terms of this Section 2.04(a) apply to such Borrowing Request by advancing, on behalf of the Revolving Lenders and in the amount requested, same day funds to the Borrowers, on the date of the applicable Borrowing to the Funding Account(s) (each such Loan made solely by the Swingline Lender pursuant to this Section 2.04(a) is referred to in this Agreement as a “Swingline Loan”), with settlement among them as to the Swingline Loans to take place on a periodic basis as set forth in Section 2.04(d). Each Swingline Loan shall be subject to all the terms and conditions applicable to other CBFR Loans funded by the Revolving Lenders, except that all payments thereon shall be payable to the Swingline Lender solely for its own account. In addition, the Borrowers hereby authorize the Swingline Lender to, and the Swingline Lender may, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein (but without any further written notice required), not later than 1:00 p.m., Chicago time, on each Business Day, make available to the Borrowers by means of a credit to the Funding Account(s), the proceeds of a Swingline Loan to the extent necessary to pay items to be drawn on any Controlled Disbursement Account that Business Day; provided that, if on any Business Day there is insufficient borrowing capacity to permit the Swingline Lender to make available to the Borrowers a Swingline Loan in the amount necessary to pay all items to be so drawn on any such Controlled Disbursement Account on such Business Day, then the Borrowers shall be deemed to have requested a CBFR Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.03 in the amount of such deficiency to be made on such Business Day. The aggregate amount of Swingline Loans outstanding at any time shall not exceed $30,000,000. All Swingline Loans shall be CBFR Borrowings.

 

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(b)Any provision of this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, at the request of the Borrower Representative, the Administrative Agent may in its sole discretion (but with absolutely no obligation), on behalf of the Revolving Lenders, (x) make Revolving Loans to the Borrowers in amounts that exceed Availability (any such excess Revolving Loans are herein referred to collectively as “Overadvances”) or (y) deem the amount of Revolving Loans outstanding to the Borrowers that are in excess of Availability to be Overadvances; provided that, no Overadvance shall result in a Default due to Borrowers’ failure to comply with Section 2.01 for so long as such Overadvance remains outstanding in accordance with the terms of this paragraph, but solely with respect to the amount of such Overadvance. In addition, Overadvances may be made even if the condition precedent set forth in Section 4.02(c) has not been satisfied. All Overadvances shall constitute CBFR Borrowings. The making of an Overadvance on any one occasion shall not obligate the Administrative Agent to make any Overadvance on any other occasion. The authority of the Administrative Agent to make Overadvances is limited to an aggregate amount not to exceed $30,000,000 at any time, no Overadvance may remain outstanding for more than thirty days and no Overadvance shall cause any Revolving Lender's Revolving Exposure to exceed its Revolving Commitment; provided that, the Required Lenders may at any time revoke the Administrative Agent’s authorization to make Overadvances. Any such revocation must be in writing and shall become effective prospectively upon the Administrative Agent’s receipt thereof.

 

(c)Upon the making of a Swingline Loan or an Overadvance (whether before or after the occurrence of a Default and regardless of whether a Settlement has been requested with respect to such Swingline Loan or Overadvance), each Revolving Lender shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from the Swingline Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation in such Swingline Loan or Overadvance in proportion to its Applicable Percentage of the Revolving Commitment. The Swingline Lender or the Administrative Agent may, at any time, require  the Revolving Lenders to fund their participations. From and after the date, if any, on which any Revolving Lender is required to fund its participation in any Swingline Loan or Overadvance purchased hereunder, the Administrative Agent shall promptly distribute to such Lender, such Lender's Applicable Percentage of all payments of principal and interest and all proceeds of Collateral received by the Administrative Agent in respect of such Swingline Loan or Overadvance.

 

(d)The Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Swingline Lender, shall request settlement (a “Settlement”) with the Revolving Lenders on at least a weekly basis or on any date that the Administrative Agent elects, by notifying the Revolving Lenders of such requested Settlement by facsimile, telephone, or e-mail no later than 12:00 noon Chicago time on the date of such requested Settlement (the “Settlement Date”). Each Revolving Lender (other than the Swingline Lender, in the case of the Swingline Loans) shall transfer the amount of such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the outstanding principal amount of the applicable Loan with respect to which Settlement is requested to the Administrative Agent, to such account of the Administrative Agent as the Administrative Agent may designate, not later than 2:00 p.m., Chicago time, on such Settlement Date. Settlements may occur during the existence of a Default and whether or not the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02 have then been satisfied. Such amounts transferred to the Administrative Agent shall be applied against the amounts of the Swingline Lender’s Swingline Loans and, together with Swingline Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such Swingline Loan, shall constitute Revolving Loans of such Revolving Lenders, respectively. If any such amount is not transferred to the Administrative Agent by any Revolving Lender on such Settlement Date, the Swingline Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Lender on demand such amount, together with interest thereon, as specified in Section 2.06.

 

(e)Subject to the limitations set forth below, the Administrative Agent is authorized by the Borrowers and the Lenders, from time to time in the Administrative Agent’s sole discretion (but shall have absolutely no obligation to), to make Loans to the Borrowers, on behalf of all Lenders, which the Administrative Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems necessary or desirable (i) to preserve or protect

 

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the Collateral, or any portion thereof, (ii) to enhance the likelihood of, or maximize the amount of, repayment of the Loans and other Obligations, or (iii) to pay any other amount chargeable to or required to be paid by the Borrowers pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, including payments of reimbursable expenses (including costs, fees, and expenses as described in Section 9.03) and other sums payable under the Loan Documents (any of such Loans are herein referred to as “Protective Advances”); provided that, the aggregate amount of Protective Advances outstanding at any time shall not at any time exceed $30,000,000; provided further that, the aggregate Revolving Exposure of all Lenders after giving effect to the Protective Advances being made shall not exceed the aggregate Revolving Commitments of all Lenders. Protective Advances may be made even if the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02  have not been satisfied. The Protective Advances shall be secured by the Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent in and to the Collateral and shall constitute Obligations hereunder. All Protective Advances shall be CBFR Borrowings. The making of a Protective Advance on any one occasion shall  not obligate the Administrative Agent to make any Protective Advance on any other occasion. The Administrative Agent’s authorization to make Protective Advances may be revoked at any time by the Required Lenders. Any such revocation must be in writing and shall become effective prospectively upon the Administrative Agent’s receipt thereof. At any time that there is sufficient Availability and the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02 have been satisfied, the Administrative Agent may request the Revolving Lenders to make a Revolving Loan to repay a Protective Advance. At any other time the Administrative Agent may require the Lenders to fund their risk participations described in Section 2.04(f).

 

(f)Upon the making of a Protective Advance by the Administrative Agent (whether before or after the occurrence of a Default), each Lender shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from the Administrative Agent, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation in such Protective Advance in proportion to its Applicable Percentage. From and after the date, if any, on which any Lender is required to fund its participation in any Protective Advance purchased hereunder, the Administrative Agent shall promptly distribute to such Lender, such Lender's Applicable Percentage of all payments of principal and interest and all proceeds of Collateral received by the Administrative Agent in respect of such Protective Advance.

 

 

(g)

Notwithstanding anything in this Section 2.04 to the contrary, references in this Section

2.04 to a “Lender” or “Lenders” shall be to a “Revolving Lender” or “Revolving Lenders”, respectively.

 

SECTION 2.05. Letters of Credit. (a) General. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower Representative, on behalf of the Borrowers, may request the issuance of Letters of Credit as the applicant thereof for the support of the obligations of any Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof, in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank, at any time and from time to time during the Revolving Availability Period. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and conditions of any Letter of Credit Agreement, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall control. Upon the effectiveness of this Agreement, each Existing Letter of Credit shall, without any further action by any party, be deemed to have been issued as a Letter of Credit hereunder on the Effective Date and shall for all purposes hereof be treated as a Letter of Credit under this Agreement. 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

 

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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 U.S. 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 Borrower Representative shall hand deliver or facsimile (or transmit through Electronic System, 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 prior to the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension) a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended, renewed or extended, and specifying the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (which shall be a Business Day), the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which shall comply with paragraph (c) of this Section), the amount of such Letter of Credit, 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. In addition, as a condition to any such Letter of Credit issuance, the applicable Borrower shall have entered into a continuing agreement (or other letter of credit agreement) for the issuance of letters of credit and/or shall submit a letter of credit application, in each case, as required by the Issuing Bank and using such Issuing Bank’s standard form (each, a “Letter of Credit Agreement”). 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 Borrowers shall be deemed to represent and warrant that), after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (i) the LC Exposure shall not exceed $7,000,000, and (ii) the total Revolving Exposures shall not exceed the total Revolving Commitments.

 

(c)Expiration Date. Each Letter of Credit shall expire at or prior to the close of business on the earlier of (i) the date one (1) year after the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit or such later date as may be agreed to by the Issuing Bank (or, in the case of any renewal or extension thereof, one (1) year after such renewal or extension, or such later date agreed to by the Issuing Bank) and (ii) the date that is five (5) Business Days prior to the Revolving Termination Date.

 

(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 Lenders, the Issuing Bank hereby grants to each Lender, and each 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 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 Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire

 

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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 an Event of Default or reduction or termination of the Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever. Each 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 or extension of any Letter of Credit or the occurrence and continuance of a Default or reduction or termination of the Commitments.

 

(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 not later than 12:00 p.m., eastern time, on the date that such LC Disbursement is made, if the Borrower Representative shall have received notice of such LC Disbursement prior to 8:00 a.m., eastern time, on such date, or, if such notice has not been received by the Borrower Representative prior to such time on such date, then not later than 12:00 p.m., eastern time, on

(i)the Business Day that the Borrower Representative receives such notice, if such notice is received  prior to 8:00 a.m., eastern time, on the day of receipt, or (ii) the Business Day immediately following the day that the Borrower Representative receives such notice, if such notice is not received prior to such time on the day of receipt; provided that the Borrowers 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 a CBFR Revolving Borrowing or Swingline Loan in an equivalent amount and, to the extent so financed, the Borrowers’ obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting CBFR Revolving Borrowing or Swingline Loan. If the Borrowers fail to make such payment when due, the Administrative Agent shall notify each 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 Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent its Applicable Percentage 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 Lenders), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the Issuing Bank the amounts so received by it from the 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 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 Lender pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse the Issuing Bank for any LC Disbursement (other than the funding of CBFR 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.

 

(f)Obligations Absolute. The Borrowers’ 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, any Letter of Credit Agreement or this Agreement, or any term or provision therein, (ii) any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent or invalid in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, (iii) payment by the Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply 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. Neither the Administrative Agent, the Lenders nor the Issuing Bank, nor any of their respective Related Parties, shall have any liability or responsibility by reason of or in connection with the issuance or transfer of any Letter of

 

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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 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 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 Borrower Representative by telephone (confirmed by facsimile or through Electronic Systems) 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 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 CBFR Revolving Loans; provided that, if the Borrowers fail to reimburse such LC Disbursement when due pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section, then Section 2.12(b) 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 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. Any Issuing Bank may be replaced at any time by written agreement among the Borrower Representative, the Administrative Agent, the replaced Issuing Bank and the successor Issuing Bank. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders of any such replacement of the Issuing Bank. 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 the Issuing Bank hereunder, the replaced Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of the Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such replacement, but shall not be required to issue additional Letters of Credit. 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 (30) days’ prior

 

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written notice to the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers and the Lenders, in which case, such resigning Issuing Bank shall be replaced in accordance with this Section 2.05(i).

 

(j)Cash Collateralization. If any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, on the Business Day that the Borrower Representative receives notice from the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders (or Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the total 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 Lenders (the “LC Collateral Account”), an amount in cash equal to 105% of the amount 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 described in clause (h) or (i) of Article VII with respect to any Borrower. 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 such account and the Borrowers hereby grant the Administrative Agent a security interest in the LC Collateral Account. 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 Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the total 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 (3) Business Days after all such Events of Default have been cured or waived.

 

(k)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.

 

(l)Lender References. Notwithstanding anything in this Section 2.05 to the contrary, references in this Section 2.05 to a “Lender” or “Lenders” shall be to a “Revolving Lender” or “Revolving Lenders”, respectively.

 

(m)Letters of Credit Issued for Account of Subsidiaries. Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder supports any obligations of, or is for the account of, a Subsidiary, or states that a Subsidiary is the “account party,” “applicant,” “customer,” “instructing party,” or the like of or for such Letter of Credit, and without derogating from any rights of the applicable Issuing Bank (whether arising by contract, at law, in equity or otherwise) against such Subsidiary in respect of such Letter of Credit, the Borrowers (i) shall reimburse, indemnify and compensate the applicable Issuing Bank hereunder for such Letter of Credit (including to reimburse any and all drawings thereunder) as if such Letter of Credit had been issued solely for the account of such Borrower and (ii) irrevocably waives any and all defenses that might otherwise be available to it as a guarantor or surety of any or all of the obligations of such Subsidiary in respect of such Letter of Credit. Each Borrower hereby acknowledges that the issuance of such Letters of Credit for its Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of such Borrower, and that such Borrower’s business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Subsidiaries.

 

SECTION 2.06. Funding of Borrowings. (a) Each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by it hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds by 11:00

 

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a.m., eastern time, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, and by 2:00 p.m., eastern time, in the case of a CBFR Borrowing, 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 applicable Borrower by promptly crediting the amounts so received, in like funds, to the Funding Account; provided that CBFR Revolving Loans made to finance the reimbursement of (i) an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.05(e) shall be remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Issuing Bank and (ii) a Protective Advance or an Overadvance shall be retained by the Administrative Agent.

 

(b) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing and prior to 2:00 p.m., eastern time, on the proposed date of any Borrowing in the case of a CBFR 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 each 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 NYFRB Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation or (ii) in the case of a Borrower, the interest rate applicable to CBFR Loans. If such Lender pays such amount to the Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing; provided, that any interest received from the Borrowers by the Administrative Agent during the period beginning when Administrative Agent funded the Borrowing until such Lender pays such amount shall be solely for the account of the Administrative Agent.

 

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 Eurodollar Borrowing, shall have an initial Interest Period as specified in such Borrowing Request. Thereafter, the applicable Borrower may elect to convert such Borrowing to a different Type or to continue such Borrowing and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, may elect Interest Periods therefor, all as provided in this Section. The Borrowers 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. This Section shall not apply to Swingline Borrowings, which may not be converted or continued.

 

(b)To make an election pursuant to this Section, the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent of such election either in writing (delivered by hand or fax) by delivering an Interest Election Request signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower Representative or through Electronic System if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Administrative Agent (or if an Extenuating Circumstance shall exist, by telephone) 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 Interest Election Request shall be irrevocable and each such telephonic Interest Election Request, if permitted, shall be confirmed immediately upon the cessation of the Extenuating Circumstance by hand delivery, Electronic System or facsimile to the Administrative Agent of a written Interest Election Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower Representative.

 

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(c)Each written (or if permitted, telephonic) Interest Election Request (including requests submitted through Electronic System) shall specify the following information in compliance  with  Section 2.02:

 

(i)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) below shall be specified for each resulting Borrowing);

 

(ii)the effective date of the Borrowing to be made pursuant to such Interest Election Request, which shall be a Business Day;

 

(iii)whether the resulting Borrowing is to be a CBFR Borrowing or a Eurodollar Borrowing; and

 

(iv)if the resulting Borrowing is a Eurodollar 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 Eurodollar Borrowing but does not specify an Interest Period, then the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one (1) month’s duration.

 

(d)Promptly following receipt of an Interest Election Request, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the details thereof and of such Lender’s portion of each resulting Borrowing.

 

(e)If the applicable Borrower fails to deliver a timely Interest Election Request with respect to a Eurodollar 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 shall be converted to a CBFR Borrowing. Notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent, at the request of the Required Lenders, so notifies the applicable Borrower, then, so long as an Event of Default is continuing (i) no outstanding Borrowing may be converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Borrowing and (ii) unless repaid, each Eurodollar Borrowing shall be converted to a CBFR Borrowing at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto.

 

SECTION 2.08. Termination and Reduction of Commitments. (a) Unless previously terminated, the Revolving Commitments shall terminate on the Revolving Termination Date.

 

(b)The Borrowers may at any time terminate the Revolving Commitments upon (i) the payment in full of all outstanding Revolving Loans, together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon and on any Letters of Credit and (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 Permitted Discretion of the Administrative Agent a back-up standby letter of credit satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) equal to the LC Exposure as of such date).

 

(c)The Borrowers may from time to time reduce the Commitments; provided that (i) each reduction of the Commitments shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $1,000,000 and not less than $1,000,000 and shall reduce all Commitments of any Class on a pro rata basis and (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 herewith, the aggregate Revolving

 

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Exposure would exceed the lesser of the aggregate Revolving Commitments and the Revolving Borrowing Base.

 

(d)The Borrowers shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Commitments under paragraph (b) or (c) of this Section at least three 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 a Borrower pursuant to this Section shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of termination of the Commitments delivered by the applicable Borrower may state that such notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities, in which case such notice may be revoked by the applicable Borrower (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 Commitments shall be permanent. Each reduction of the Commitments shall be made ratably among the Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitments.

 

SECTION 2.09. Repayment and Amortization of Loans; Evidence of Debt. (a) The Borrowers hereby jointly and severally 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 Termination Date, (ii) to the Swingline Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Swingline Loan on the earliest of (x) the Revolving Termination Date, (y) the date five (5) Business Days after demand by the Swingline Lender in its reasonable discretion if no Event of Default exists and (z) the demand by the Swingline Lender in its discretion if an Event of Default exists, (iii) to the Administrative Agent the then unpaid amount of each Protective Advance on the earlier of the Revolving Termination Date and demand by the Administrative Agent to the Administrative Agent, and (iv) the then unpaid principal amount of each Overadvance on the earlier of the Revolving Termination Date and demand by the Administrative Agent.

 

(b)At all times during any Cash Dominion Period, on each Business Day, the Administrative Agent shall apply all funds credited to the Collection Account on such Business Day or the immediately preceding Business Day (at the discretion of the Administrative Agent, whether or not immediately available) first to prepay any Protective Advances and Overadvances that may be outstanding, pro rata, and second to prepay the Revolving Loans (including Swingline Loans) and to cash collateralize outstanding LC Exposure. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent any funds credited to the Collection Account constitute Net Cash Proceeds in respect of any Prepayment Event, the application of such Net Cash Proceeds shall be subject to Section 2.10(e).

 

(c)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.

 

(d)The Administrative Agent shall maintain accounts in which it shall record (i) the amount of each Loan made hereunder, the Class and Type thereof and the Interest Period applicable thereto,

(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.

 

(e)The entries made in the accounts maintained pursuant to paragraph (c) or (d) of this Section shall be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations recorded therein absent manifest error; 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.

 

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(f)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 permitted 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 9.04) 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) Each Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay any Borrowing in whole or in part without premium or penalty but subject to breakfunding payments required pursuant to Section 2.15 and subject to prior notice in accordance with paragraph (e) of this Section.

 

(b)Except for Overadvances permitted hereunder, in the event and on such occasion that the total Revolving Exposure exceeds the lesser of (A) the aggregate Revolving Commitments or (B) the Revolving Borrowing Base, the Borrowers shall jointly and severally unconditionally prepay the Revolving Exposure in an aggregate amount equal to such excess.

 

(c)In the event and on each occasion that any Net Cash Proceeds are received by or on behalf of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary in respect of any Prepayment Event, the Borrowers shall, promptly after such Net Cash Proceeds are received by any Loan Party or Subsidiary, jointly and severally unconditionally prepay the Credit Exposure in an aggregate amount equal to 100% of such Net Cash Proceeds; provided that, in the case of any event described in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of  the term "Prepayment Events", if the Borrower Representative delivers to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer to the effect that the Loan Parties intend to apply the Net Cash Proceeds from such event (or a portion thereof specified in such certificate), within 180 days after receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds, to acquire (or replace or rebuild) real property, equipment or other tangible assets to be used in the business of the Loan Parties, and certifying that no Default has occurred and is continuing, then either (i) so long as a Cash Dominion Period is not in effect, no prepayment shall be required pursuant to this paragraph in respect of the Net Cash Proceeds specified in such certificate or (ii) if a Cash Dominion Period is in effect, then, if the Net Cash Proceeds specified in such certificate are to be applied to acquire, replace or rebuild such assets by (A) the Borrowers, such Net Cash Proceeds shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to reduce the outstanding principal balance of the Revolving Loans (without a permanent reduction of the Revolving Commitment) and upon such application, the Administrative Agent shall establish a Reserve against the Revolving Borrowing Base in an amount equal to the amount of such proceeds so applied and (B) any Loan Party that is not a Borrower, such Net Cash Proceeds shall be deposited in a cash collateral account, and in the case of either (A) or (B), thereafter, such funds shall be made available to the applicable Loan Party as follows:

 

(1)the Borrower Representative shall request a Revolving Borrowing (specifying that the request is to use Net Cash Proceeds pursuant to this Section) or the applicable Loan Party shall request a release from the cash collateral account be made in the amount needed;

(2)so long as the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 have been met, the Revolving Lenders shall make such Revolving Borrowing; and

(3)the Reserve established with respect to such insurance proceeds shall be reduced by the amount of such Revolving Borrowing;

 

provided that to the extent of any such Net Cash Proceeds therefrom that have not been so used to acquire (or replace or rebuild) real property, equipment or other tangible assets to be used in the business of the Loan Parties (or committed to be so used) by the end of such 180-day period, a prepayment shall be

 

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required at such time in an amount equal to such Net Cash Proceeds that have not been so applied. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, any prepayment as a result of a Prepayment Event under clause (c) of the definition of Prepayment Event shall reduce the Revolving Commitments by the amount of such prepayment.

 

 

(d)

[intentionally reserved].

 

(e)The applicable Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent (and, in the case of prepayment of a Swingline Loan, the Swingline Lender) by telephone (confirmed by facsimile)  or through Electronic System, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Administrative Agent, of any prepayment hereunder (i) noon, Chicago time, (A) in the case of prepayment of a Eurodollar Borrowing, three (3) Business Days before the date of prepayment, or (B) in the case of prepayment of a CBFR Borrowing, one (1) Business Day before the date of prepayment or (ii) in the case of prepayment of a Swingline Loan, not later than 11:00 a.m., eastern 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 related 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 relating to a Borrowing, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof. Each partial prepayment of any Borrowing shall be in an amount that would be permitted in the case of an advance of a Borrowing of the same Type as provided in Section 2.02. Each prepayment of a Borrowing shall be applied ratably to the Loans included in the prepaid Borrowing, in each case any such prepayments shall be accompanied by

(i) accrued interest to the extent required by Section 2.12 and (ii) any breakfunding payments required pursuant to Section 2.15.

 

(f)All prepayments under Sections 2.10(c), (d) or (e) shall be applied to the Revolving Exposure until paid in full (with no corresponding reduction in the Revolving Commitments, except any prepayment as a result of clause (d) of the definition of “Prepayment Events" will reduce the Revolving Commitments by a corresponding amount). Within the parameters of the applications set forth above, prepayments shall be applied first to CBFR Loans and then to Eurodollar Loans (in the case of Eurodollar Loans, in direct order of Interest Period maturities).

 

SECTION 2.11. Fees. (a) The Borrowers jointly and severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender a commitment fee, which shall accrue at a per annum rate equal to the Applicable Margin on the average daily amount of the Available Revolving Commitment of such Lender during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the date on which such Lender’s Revolving Commitment terminate. Accrued commitment fees shall be payable in arrears on the first day of each month and on the date on which any of the Revolving Commitments terminate, as applicable, 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 jointly and severally agree to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender a participation fee with respect to its participations in Letters of Credit, which shall accrue at a rate per annum equal to the Applicable Margin on the average daily amount of such Lender’s LC Exposure (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC Disbursements) during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date on which such Lender’s Revolving Commitment terminates and the date on which such Lender ceases to have any LC Exposure, and (ii) to the Issuing Bank (x) a fronting fee, which shall accrue at the rate of 0.25% (or such other percentage as is agreed upon by the Issuing Bank and the Borrowers) per annum on the average daily amount of the LC Exposure (excluding any portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed LC

 

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Disbursements) during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the later of the date of termination of the Revolving Commitments and the date on which there ceases to be any LC Exposure and (y) the Issuing Bank’s standard fees and commissions with respect to the issuance, amendment, cancellation, negotiation, transfer, presentment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or processing of drawings thereunder. Participation fees and fronting fees accrued shall be payable in arrears on the first day of each month, 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 jointly and severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent for its own account, fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon in writing between the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent.

 

(d)All fees payable hereunder shall be paid on the dates due, in immediately available funds, to the Administrative Agent (or to the Issuing Bank, in the case of fees payable to it) for distribution, in the case of commitment fees and participation fees, to the Lenders. Fees paid shall not be refundable under any circumstances.

 

SECTION 2.12. Interest.

 

(a)Revolving Credit Loans that are (i) CBFR Borrowings shall bear interest at the CB Floating Rate plus the Applicable Margin and (ii) Eurodollar Borrowings shall bear interest at the Adjusted LIBO Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing plus the Applicable Margin. Each Swingline Loan shall bear interest at the CBFR plus the Applicable Margin, other than Swingline Loans for which an alternate interest rate is agreed upon between the Borrowers and the Swingline Lender (which shall bear interest at such rate). Each Protective Advance and each Overadvance shall bear  interest at the CBFR plus the Applicable Margin plus 2%.Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything else in this Agreement to the contrary, (x) for purposes of the interest rate on all Loans outstanding and the fees under Section 2.11(b)(i) on all Letters of Credit outstanding, the Applicable Margin (other than with respect to commitment fees) shall be increased by 3% and (y) interest shall accrue on all other amounts outstanding hereunder that are due hereunder at 3% plus the rate applicable to CBFR Loans as provided in paragraph (a) of this Section, in each case:

 

 

(i)

automatically upon the occurrence of any Event of Default under clauses (h) or

 

(i)

of Article VII until such Event of Default is no longer continuing; and

 

(ii)in the event any other Event of Default is continuing, upon a declaration by the Required Lenders (at their option) by written notice to the Borrowers that they elect to have such interest and fees accrue until such Event of Default is no longer continuing or such notice is revoked by Required Lenders (which revocation shall be at the option of Required Lenders notwithstanding any provision of Section 9.02).

 

(c)Accrued interest on each Loan shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date for such Loan and upon termination of the related Commitments; provided that (i) interest accrued pursuant to paragraph (b) 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 a CBFR Revolving Loan), accrued interest on the principal amount repaid or prepaid shall be payable on the date of such repayment or prepayment, and

 

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(iii)in the event of any conversion of any Eurodollar 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.

 

(d)All interest hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days, except that interest computed by reference to the CB Floating Rate at times when the CB Floating Rate is based on the Prime Rate shall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 days (or 366 days in a leap year), and in each case shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day), and payable jointly and severally by the Borrowers. The applicable CB Floating Rate, Adjusted LIBO Rate or LIBO Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

SECTION 2.13. Alternate Rate of Interest; Illegality.

 

(a)Subject to clauses (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) of this Section 2.13, if prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Borrowing:

 

(i)the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Adjusted LIBO Rate or the LIBO Rate, as applicable (including, without limitation, by means of an Interpolated Rate or because the LIBO Screen Rate is not available or published on a current basis) for such Interest Period; provided that no Benchmark Transition Event shall have occurred at such time; or

 

(ii)the Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders that the Adjusted LIBO Rate or the LIBO Rate, as applicable, for such Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or 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 System as provided in Section 9.01 as promptly as practicable thereafter and, until the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower Representative and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, (A) any Interest Election Request that requests the conversion of any Borrowing to, or continuation of any Borrowing as, a Eurodollar Borrowing shall be ineffective and any such Eurodollar Borrowing shall be repaid or converted into a CBFR Borrowing on the last day of the then current Interest Period applicable thereto, and (B) if any Borrowing Request requests a Eurodollar Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be made as a CBFR Borrowing.

 

(b)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 Eurodollar Borrowing, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, dollars in the London interbank market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrower Representative through the Administrative Agent, any obligations of such Lender to make, maintain, fund or continue Eurodollar Loans or to convert CBFR Borrowings to Eurodollar 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 prepay or convert all Eurodollar Borrowings of such Lender to CBFR Borrowings, either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar 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.

 

 

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any Swap Agreement shall be deemed not to be a “Loan Document” for purposes of this Section 2.13), if a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to the Reference Time in respect of any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then (x) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (1) or (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document and (y) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any Benchmark setting at or after 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such Benchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders.

 

(d)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document and subject to the proviso below in this paragraph, if a Term SOFR Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to the Reference Time in respect of any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then the applicable Benchmark Replacement will replace the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder or under any Loan Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings, without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document; provided that, this clause (d) shall not be effective unless the Administrative Agent has delivered to the Lenders and the Borrower Representative a Term SOFR Notice. For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent shall not be required to deliver a Term SOFR Notice after a Term SOFR Transition Event and may do so in its sole discretion.

 

(e)In connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

(f)The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower Representative and the Lenders of (i) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, a Term SOFR Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date, (ii) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (iii) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes, (iv) the removal or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark pursuant to clause below and (v) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or, if applicable, any Lender (or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section 2.13, including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action or any selection, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 2.13.

 

(g)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, at any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (i) if the then- current Benchmark is a term rate (including Term SOFR or LIBO Rate) and either (A) any tenor for such Benchmark is not displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to

 

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time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion or (B) the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark has provided a public statement or publication of information announcing that any tenor for such Benchmark is or will be no longer representative, then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” for any Benchmark settings at or after such time to remove such unavailable or non-representative tenor and (ii) if a tenor that was  removed pursuant to clause (i) above either (A) is subsequently displayed on a screen or information service for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) or (B) is not, or is no longer, subject to an announcement that it is or will no longer be representative for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement), then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” for all Benchmark settings at or after such time to reinstate such previously removed tenor.

 

(h)Upon the Borrowers’ receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, the Borrowers may revoke any request for a Eurodollar Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Loans to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, the Borrowers will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a Borrowing of or conversion to CBFR Loans. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period or at any time that a tenor for the then-current Benchmark is not an Available Tenor, the component of CBFR based upon the then-current Benchmark or such tenor for such Benchmark, as applicable, will not be used in any determination of CBFR.

 

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) 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 LIBO 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 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

 

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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 in reasonable detail 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 Borrowers 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) 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 two hundred seventy (270) days prior to the date that such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, notifies the Borrowers 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 Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the two hundred seventy (270)-day 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 Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default, any required prepayment or any replacement of Revolving Loans due to a re-allocation under the last paragraph of Section 2.04), (b) the conversion of any Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Eurodollar 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), or

(d)the assignment of any Eurodollar 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, then, in any such event, the applicable Borrower shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to such event. In the case of a Eurodollar 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 Loan had such event not occurred, at the Adjusted LIBO Rate that would have been applicable to such 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 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 in reasonable detail 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 Borrowers 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) 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 Borrower under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable law. If any

 

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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 Borrower 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 the Borrowers. The Borrowers shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the  Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for, Other Taxes.

 

(c)Evidence of Payment. As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by the Borrowers to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.16, the Borrower Representative shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment, or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(d)Indemnification by the Borrowers. The Borrowers shall jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) 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) days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that the Borrowers have not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Borrowers to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 9.04(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

 

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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.

 

(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 copy of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;

 

(B)any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower 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 copy of 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, 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 copy of IRS Form W-8ECI;

 

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

 

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(4)to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the Beneficial Owner, an executed copy of IRS Form W-8IMY, 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 C-2 or Exhibit C-3, IRS Form W- 9, and/or other certification documents from each Beneficial Owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit C-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 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 copies of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit 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.

 

(E)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 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

 

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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.

 

(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 Payment in Full of the Secured Obligations).

 

(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 or prepayment required to be made by it hereunder (whether of principal, interest, fees or reimbursement  of  LC  Disbursements,  or  of  amounts  payable  under  Section 2.14, 2.15 or 2.16, or otherwise) prior to 1:00 p.m., eastern time, on the date when due, in immediately available funds, without set off or counterclaim. Any amounts received after such time on any date may, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, be deemed to have been received on the next succeeding Business Day for purposes of calculating interest thereon. All such payments shall be made to the Administrative Agent at such office designated by the Administrative Agent, except payments to be made directly to the Issuing Bank or Swingline Lender as expressly provided herein and except that any payment pursuant to Section 2.14, 2.15, 2.16 or 9.03 shall be made directly to the Persons entitled thereto. 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. Unless otherwise provided herein, 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 shall be made in dollars.

 

(b)Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, all payments and any proceeds of Collateral or payments on Loan Party Guaranties 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), (B) a mandatory prepayment (which shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.10) or (C) amounts to be applied from the Collection Account during a Cash Dominion Period (which shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.09(d)) or (ii) after an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent so elects or the Required Lenders so direct, such funds shall be applied ratably in the following order (and applied at each level until the Secured Obligations at that level are paid in full before proceeding the next lower level) as follows:

 

first, to pay any fees, indemnities, or expense reimbursements including amounts then due to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank from the Borrowers (other than in connection with Secured Swap Obligations),

 

second, to pay any fees or expense reimbursements then due to the Lenders from the Borrowers (other than in connection with Secured Swap Obligations),

 

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third, to pay interest and principal then due and payable on the Loans, unreimbursed LC Disbursements and to pay an amount to the Administrative Agent equal to the aggregate undrawn face amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit to be held as cash collateral for such Obligations, ratably (with amounts applied to the any Loans applied to any installments due on any Loans in inverse order of maturity),

 

fourth, to payment of any amounts owing with respect to Secured Swap Obligations and Banking Services Obligations (all such amounts under this “fourth” item being applied ratably in accordance with all such amounts due),

 

fifth, to the payment of any other Secured Obligation due to the Administrative Agent or any Lender or any of their Affiliates by any Borrower, and

 

sixth, to the payment of the surplus, if any, to the Borrowers or whoever else may be lawfully entitled to receive such surplus.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, unless so directed by the Borrowers, or unless an Event of Default is in existence, none of the Administrative Agent or any Lender shall apply any payment which it receives to any Eurodollar Loan of a Class, except (a) on the expiration date of the Interest Period applicable to any such Eurodollar Loan or (b) in the event, and only to the extent, that there are no outstanding CBFR Loans of the same Class and, in any event, the Borrowers shall pay any break funding payment required pursuant to 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 Secured Swap Obligations shall be excluded from the application described above and paid in clause fifth if the Administrative Agent has not received written notice thereof (other than with respect to Banking Services Obligations or Secured Swap Obligations held by any JPMCB Party, of which the Administrative Agent shall be deemed to automatically have received 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)If 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 or Swingline Loans 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 Lender, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall purchase (for cash at face value) 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 the 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 of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or participations in LC Disbursements to any assignee or participant, other than to any Loan Party 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

 

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may exercise against any 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.

 

(d)Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrowers 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 the 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 NYFRB Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

 

(e)If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it pursuant to Section 2.04(c), 2.05(d) or (e), 2.06(b), 2.17(c) or 9.03(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 to it under such Section until all such unsatisfied obligations are fully paid, and/or (ii) hold any such amounts in a segregated account as cash collateral for, and application to, any future funding obligations of such Lender under any such Section, in the case of each of clauses (i) and (ii) above, in any order as determined by the Administrative Agent in its discretion.

 

(f)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 due amounts) shall not constitute a waiver of the Administrative Agent’s or the Lenders’ right to receive payment in full at another time.

 

(g)At the election of the Administrative Agent, all payments of principal, interest, LC Disbursements, fees, premiums, reimbursable expenses (including, without limitation, all reimbursement for fees, costs and expenses pursuant to Section 9.03), 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 agrees that all such amounts charged shall constitute Loans (including Swingline Loans and Overadvances, but such a Borrowing may only constitute a Protective Advance if it is to reimburse costs, fees and expenses as described in Section 9.03) and that all such Borrowings shall be deemed to have been requested pursuant to Section 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.

 

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SECTION 2.18. Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.

 

(a)If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.14, or if any Borrower is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amount 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 Section 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 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 9.04), 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 9.04, 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. Each party hereto agrees that (i) an assignment required pursuant to this paragraph may be effected pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption executed by the Borrower Representative, the Administrative Agent and the assignee (or, to the extent applicable, an agreement incorporating an Assignment and Assumption by reference pursuant to an Approved Electronic Platform as to which the Administrative Agent and such parties are participants), and (ii) the Lender required to make such assignment need not be a party thereto in order for such assignment to be effective and shall be deemed to have consented to and be bound by the terms thereof; provided that, following the effectiveness of any such assignment, the other parties to such assignment agree to execute and deliver such documents necessary to evidence such assignment as reasonably requested by the applicable Lender, provided that any such documents shall be without recourse to or warranty by the parties thereto.

 

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 Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.11(a);

 

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(b)any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Section 2.18(b) or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 9.08 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to any Issuing Bank or Swingline Lender hereunder; third, to cash collateralize the Issuing Banks’ LC Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with this Section; fourth, as the Borrower Representative may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower Representative, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to (x) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement and (y) cash collateralize the Issuing Banks’ future LC Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with this Section; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the Issuing Banks or Swingline Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, the Issuing Banks or Swingline Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement or under any other Loan Document; seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrowers as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrowers against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender's breach of its obligations under this Agreement or under any other Loan Document; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or LC Disbursements in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and LC Disbursements owed to, all non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or LC Disbursements owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in the Borrowers’ obligations corresponding to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is and Swingline Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments without giving effect to clause (d) below. Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post cash collateral pursuant to this Section shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto;

 

(c)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 9.02(b)) and the Commitments and Loans 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 9.02, 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 all Lenders or each Lender directly affected thereby;

 

(d)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 shall be reallocated among the non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages but only to the extent the sum of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Credit Exposures plus such Defaulting Lender’s Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure does not exceed the total of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Commitments;

 

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(ii)if the reallocation described in clause (i) above 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 only the Borrowers’ obligations corresponding to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (i) above) 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) above, the Borrowers shall not be required to pay any fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.11(b)(i) 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) above, then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.11(a) and Section 2.11(b)(i) 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) above, 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)(i) 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

 

(e)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 the 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), and Swingline Exposure related to any such newly made Swingline Loan or LC Exposure related to any 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 any Lender or a 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 the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers, the Swingline Lender and the Issuing Bank each 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 Commitment and on such date 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, and such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or

 

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payments made by or on behalf of the Borrowers while a Lender was a Defaulting Lender; provided, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from such Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.

 

SECTION 2.20. Appointment of Borrower Representative. Each Borrower hereby appoints the Borrower Representative as its agent, attorney-in-fact and representative for the purpose of (i) making any borrowing requests or other requests required under this Agreement, (ii) the giving and receipt of notices by and to Borrowers under this Agreement, (iii) the delivery of all documents, reports, certificates, financial statements and written materials required to be delivered by Borrowers under this Agreement, and (iv) all other purposes incidental to any of the foregoing. Each Borrower agrees that any action taken by the Borrower Representative as the agent, attorney-in-fact and representative of the Borrowers shall be binding upon each Borrower to the same extent as if directly taken by such Borrower and any notice to the Borrower Representative shall be deemed notice to all Borrowers.

 

SECTION 2.21. Expansion Option.  (a) The Borrowers may from time to time (but not  more than three times after the Effective Date) elect to increase the Revolving Commitments, in each case in minimum increments of $5,000,000 so long as, after giving effect thereto, the aggregate amount of such increases does not exceed $150,000,000. The Borrowers may arrange for any such increase to be provided by one or more Lenders (each Lender so agreeing to an increase in any of its the Revolving Commitments, as applicable, an “Increasing Lender”), or by one or more new banks, financial institutions or other entities, excluding, in each case, any Ineligible Institution (each such new bank, financial institution or other entity, an “Augmenting Lender”), to extend such Revolving Commitments; provided that (i) each Increasing Lender and Augmenting Lender, shall be subject to the approval of the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent and (ii) (x) in the case of an Increasing Lender and an Augmenting Lender, the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and each such Augmenting Lender and Increasing Lender execute a Lender Addition and Acknowledgement Agreement. No consent of any Lender (other than the Lenders participating in the increase) shall be required for any increase in the Revolving Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.21.

 

(B)Increases and new Revolving Commitments, as applicable, created pursuant to this Section 2.21 shall become effective on the date agreed by the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the relevant Increasing Lenders or Augmenting Lenders, and the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no such increase in the Revolving Commitments, as applicable, shall become effective under this paragraph unless, (i) on the proposed date of the effectiveness of such increase, (A) the conditions set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of Section 4.02 shall be satisfied or waived by the Required Lenders and the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate to that effect dated as of such date and executed by a Financial Officer of the Borrowers and the Borrowers shall be in compliance (on a Pro Forma Basis) with the Section 6.13(a), and (ii) the Administrative Agent shall have approved such increase and shall have received documents consistent with those delivered on the Effective Date as to the corporate power and authority of the Borrowers to borrow hereunder after giving effect to such increase.

 

(b)On the effective date of any increase in the Revolving Commitments, as applicable, being made, (i) each relevant Increasing Lender and Augmenting Lender shall make available to the Administrative Agent such amounts in immediately available funds 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 and the use of such amounts to make payments to such other Lenders, each Lender’s portion of the outstanding applicable Loans of all the Lenders to equal its Applicable Percentage (as modified by such increase) of such outstanding Loans, and (ii) the Borrowers shall be deemed to have repaid and reborrowed all outstanding Loans as of the date of any increase in the Revolving Commitments, as applicable (with such reborrowing to consist of the Types of Loans, with related

 

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Interest Periods if applicable, specified in a notice delivered by the Borrowers, 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 Eurodollar Loan, shall be subject to indemnification by the Borrowers pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16 if the deemed payment occurs other than on the last day of the related Interest Periods. Nothing contained in this Section 2.21 shall constitute, or otherwise be deemed to be, a commitment on the part of any Lender to increase its Revolving Commitment hereunder.

 

SECTION 2.22. 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 2.22 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 2.22 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

 

SECTION 2.23.Banking Services and Swap Agreements. Each Lender or Affiliate thereof providing Banking Services for, or having Swap Agreements with, any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of a Loan Party shall deliver to the Administrative Agent, promptly after entering into such Banking Services or Swap Agreements, written notice setting forth the aggregate amount of all Banking Services Obligations and Secured Swap Obligations of such Loan Party or Subsidiary thereof to such Lender or Affiliate (whether matured or unmatured, absolute or contingent). In furtherance of that requirement,  each such Lender or Affiliate thereof shall furnish the Administrative Agent, from time to time after a significant change therein or upon a request therefor, a summary of the amounts due or to become due in respect of such Banking Services Obligations and Secured Swap Obligations. The most recent information provided to the Administrative Agent shall be used in determining which tier of the waterfall, contained in Section 2.17(b), such Banking Services Obligations and/or Secured Swap Obligations will be placed. For the avoidance of doubt, so long as Chase or its Affiliate is the Administrative Agent, neither Chase nor any of its Affiliates providing Banking Services for, or having Swap Agreements with, any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of a Loan Party shall be required to provide any notice described in this Section 2.23 in respect of such Banking Services or Swap Agreements

 

ARTICLE III Representations and Warranties The Borrowers represent and warrant to the Lenders that:

SECTION 3.01. Organization; Powers. Each Loan Party is duly organized or formed,  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. All of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests owned by any Loan Party have been (to the extent such concepts are relevant with respect to such ownership interests) duly authorized and issued and are fully paid and non-assessable.

 

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necessary corporate, company or other organizational actions and, if required, actions by equity holders. This Agreement has been duly executed as of the date of this Agreement and delivered by each Loan Party as of the Effective Date and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of each 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 performance by each Loan Party of its obligations under 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, (b) will not violate any applicable law or regulation or the charter, operating agreement, by-laws or other organizational documents of any Loan Party or any order of any Governmental Authority, (c) will not violate or result in a default under any material indenture, agreement or other instrument binding upon any Loan Party or its assets (as to any such violation or default to the extent it could result in a Material Adverse Effect), or give rise to a right thereunder to require any payment to be made by any Loan Party, and (d) other than pursuant to the Collateral Documents and, subject to the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement, the Floor Plan Loan Documents, and, subject to the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement and the Second Lien Documents, will not result in the creation or imposition of or other requirement to create, any Lien on any asset of any Loan Party.

 

SECTION 3.04. Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change. (a)  The Borrowers  have heretofore furnished to the Lenders the consolidated balance sheet and statement of income, stockholders equity and cash flows of Alta Enterprises and its Subsidiaries (as described in such audit) as of and for the Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2020, audited by UHY LLP, independent public accountants, and the consolidated balance sheet and statement of income, stockholders equity and cash flows of Alta Enterprises and its Subsidiaries as of January 31. 2021 prepared by a Financial Officer (collectively, the "Historical Financial Statements"). Such financial statements for the Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2020 present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position and results of operations and cash flows of Alta Enterprises and its Subsidiaries as of such date and for such periods in accordance with GAAP, and such financial statements as of January 31. 2021 present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position and results of operations and cash flows of Alta Enterprises and its Subsidiaries as of such dates and for such periods in accordance with GAAP.

 

(b)The pro forma financial statements and projections delivered to the Administrative Agent prior to the Effective Date for the Fiscal Years ending December 31, 2020 through and including December 31, 2022 of Alta Group (the “Projections”) fairly present in all material respects the pro forma consolidated financial condition of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries after giving effect to the Transactions in accordance with GAAP, and contain reasonable assumptions and give appropriate effect to those assumptions, and are based on estimates and assumptions considered reasonable by Alta Group and the best information available to Alta Group at the time made, and use information consistent with the plans of Alta Group, it being recognized by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, however, that projections as to future events are not to be viewed as facts, and that the actual results during the period or periods covered by said projections probably will differ from the projected results and that such differences may be material.

 

 

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Since December 31, 2020 there has been no Material Adverse Effect.

 

SECTION 3.05. Properties. (a) Each Loan Party has good title to, or valid  leasehold interests in, all its real and personal property material to its business, except for minor defects in title that do not materially interfere with its ability to conduct its business as currently conducted.

 

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(b)Each Loan Party owns, or is licensed to use, all trademarks, tradenames, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property material to its business, and the use thereof by the Loan Parties 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)As of the date of this Agreement, each Loan Party, including its ownership, is described on Schedule 3.05 hereto. The Loan Parties listed on Schedule 3.05 include all Subsidiaries of each Loan Party. Each Loan Party has and will have all requisite power to own or lease the properties material to its business and to carry on its business as now being conducted and as proposed to be conducted.

 

SECTION 3.06. Litigation and Environmental Matters. (a) There are no actions, suits or proceedings by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority pending against or, to the knowledge of any Borrower, threatened against or affecting any Loan Party (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 (other than the Disclosed Matters) or (ii) that involve this Agreement or the Transactions.

 

(b)Except for the Disclosed Matters and except with respect to any other matters that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, no Loan Party (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 or expects to incur any Environmental Liability, (iii) has received notice of any claim with respect to any Environmental Liability or (iv) knows of any basis for any Environmental Liability.

 

(c)Since the date of this Agreement, there has been no change in the status of the Disclosed Matters that, individually or in the aggregate, has resulted in, or materially increased the likelihood of, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

SECTION 3.07. Compliance with Laws and Agreements. Each Loan  Party  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.

 

SECTION 3.08. Investment Company Status. No Loan Party is required to register as an "investment company" under, the Investment Company Act of 1940.

 

SECTION 3.09. Taxes. Each Loan Party has timely filed or caused to be filed all federal  and all material state and local Tax returns and reports required to have been filed and has paid or caused to be paid all material Taxes required to have been paid by it, except Taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which such Loan Party has set aside on its books adequate reserves.

 

SECTION 3.10. ERISA. No ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur that, when taken together with all other such ERISA Events for which liability is reasonably expected to occur, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. The present value of all accumulated benefit obligations under each Plan (based on the assumptions used for purposes of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 87) did not, as of the date of the most recent financial statements reflecting such amounts, exceed the fair market value of the assets of such Plan. Except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (i) each Benefit Plan complies with, and has been operated in accordance with, all applicable laws, including ERISA and the Code, and the terms of such Benefit Plan, (ii) no Borrower or Guarantor has any liability for a fine, penalty, damage, or

 

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excise tax with respect to an Benefit Plan, and no Borrower or Guarantor has received notice from a governmental authority, plan administrator, or participant (or any participant's agent) that any such fine, penalty, damage or excise tax may be owing by such Borrower or Guarantor and (iii) each Benefit Plan intended by an Borrower or Guarantor to be qualified under Section 401 of the Code is so qualified.

 

SECTION 3.11. Disclosure. (a) The Borrowers have disclosed to the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which it or any Loan Party is subject, and all other matters known to it, that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No reports, financial statements, certificates or other information furnished by or on behalf of any Borrower (including without limitation any information memorandum provided to any of the Lenders) to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the negotiation of this Agreement or delivered hereunder 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 Borrowers represent only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time (it being understood that such forecasts or projections are subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Borrowers, and that no Borrower makes no representation as to the attainability of such forecasts or projections or as to whether such forecasts or projections will be achieved or will materialize).

 

(b) As of the date of this Agreement, to the  best  knowledge  of  each  Borrower,  the  information included in the Beneficial Ownership Certification provided on or prior to the date of this Agreement to any Lender in connection with this Agreement is true and correct in all respects.

 

SECTION 3.12. Solvency. After giving effect to the Transactions, (a) the fair value of the assets of each Loan Party, at a fair valuation, will exceed its debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise; (b) the present fair saleable value of the assets (including contingent assets) will be sufficient to pay the probable liability of such Loan Party’s debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured; (c) 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; (d) each Loan Party will not have unreasonably small capital with which to conduct the business in which it is engaged as such business is now conducted and is proposed to be conducted following the Effective Date; (e) no Loan Party is “insolvent” within the meaning of Section 101(32) of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. § 101, et seq.), as amended, and any successor statute; and (f) no Loan Party has incurred (by way of assumption or otherwise) any obligations or liabilities (contingent or otherwise) under any Loan Documents, or made any conveyance in connection therewith, with actual intent to hinder, delay or defraud either present or future creditors of such Loan Party or any of its Affiliates.

 

SECTION 3.13. Security Interest in Collateral. The provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents create legal and valid Liens on all the Collateral in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and, upon the filing of appropriate financing statements and, with respect to any intellectual property, filings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office, and, with respect to real property, the Mortgages, or taking such other action as may be required for perfection under applicable law, such Liens will constitute, to the extent required by the Loan Documents, perfected and continuing Liens on the Collateral, securing the Secured Obligations, enforceable against the applicable Loan Party and all third parties, and having priority over all other Liens on the Collateral other than with respect to Liens expressly permitted by Section 6.02, to the extent any such Liens would have priority over the Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent pursuant to any applicable law.

 

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SECTION 3.14. Labor Disputes; Etc.. There are no strikes, lockouts or slowdowns against any Loan Party pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrowers, threatened. There are no labor controversies pending against or, to the knowledge of any Borrower, threatened against or affecting any Loan Party (i) which could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect, or (ii) that involve this Agreement or the Transactions. 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. 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.

 

SECTION 3.15. No Default. No Default has occurred and is continuing.

 

SECTION 3.16. Margin Regulations. No part of the proceeds of any Loan have been 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. No Loan Party is engaged and will not engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of purchasing or carrying Margin Stock, or extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying Margin Stock, and no part of the proceeds of any Borrowing or Letter of Credit hereunder will be used to buy or carry any Margin Stock. Following the application of the proceeds of each Borrowing or drawing under each Letter of Credit, not more than 25% of the value of the assets (either of any Loan Party only or of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis) will be Margin Stock.

 

SECTION 3.17. Subordinated Debt. All representations and warranties of any Loan Party contained in any Subordinated Debt Document are true and correct in all material respects when made.  As of the Effective Date, all outstanding Subordinated Debt and Subordinated Debt Documents are described on Schedule 3.17. As of the Effective Date, there are no other documents, agreements or instruments evidencing the Subordinated Debt or otherwise entered into in connection with the Subordinated Debt other than as described on Schedule 3.17 hereto and each Borrower represents and agrees that there will be no other documents, agreements or instruments evidencing the Subordinated Debt or otherwise relating thereto without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent. Complete and accurate copies of all documents, agreements or instruments described on Schedule 3.17 have been delivered to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the Effective Date. All Secured Obligations are senior debt as defined in the Subordinated Debt Documents and entitled to the benefits of the subordination and other provisions thereof. There is no event of default or event or condition which could become an event of default with notice or lapse of time or both, under any Subordinated Debt Document and the Subordinated Debt Documents are in full force and effect.

 

SECTION 3.18. Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions.  Each Borrower has implemented  and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by each Loan Party, their Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions, and each Borrower, its Affiliates and their respective officers and employees and to the knowledge of the Borrowers its directors and agents, are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions in all material respects. None of the Loan Parties nor any of their respective directors, officers or employees, or, to the knowledge of any Borrower, any agent of any Loan Party 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 or the other Loan Documents will violate Anti-Corruption Laws or applicable Sanctions.

 

SECTION 3.19. EEA Financial Institutions. No Loan Party is an EEA Financial Institution.

 

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SECTION 3.20. Plan Assets; Prohibited Transactions. None of the Loan Parties or any of their Subsidiaries is an entity deemed to hold “plan assets” (within the meaning of the Plan Asset Regulations), and neither the execution, delivery nor performance of the transactions contemplated under this Agreement, including the making of any Loan and the issuance of any Letter of Credit hereunder,  will give rise to a non-exempt prohibited transaction under Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code.

 

SECTION 3.21. Material Agreements. All material dealer or similar agreements to which any Loan Party is a party or is bound as of the date of this Agreement are listed on Schedule 3.21. No Loan Party is in default in the performance, observance or fulfillment of any of the obligations, covenants or conditions contained in (a) any material franchise or similar agreement to which it is a party or any other Material Agreement as of the Effective Date, (b) any material franchise or similar agreement to which it is a party or any other Material Agreement after the Effective Date that could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect, or (c) any agreement or instrument evidencing or governing Material Indebtedness.

 

SECTION 3.22. Capitalization and Subsidiaries. Schedule 3.22 sets forth (a) a correct and complete list of the name and relationship to Alta Group of each Subsidiary, (b) a true and complete listing of each class of each of Alta Group’s entity’s authorized Equity Interests, all of which issued Equity Interests are validly issued, outstanding, fully paid and non-assessable, and owned beneficially and of record by the Persons identified on Schedule 3.22, and (c) the type of entity of Alta Group and each Subsidiary. All of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests owned by any Loan Party have been (to the extent such concepts are relevant with respect to such ownership interests) duly authorized and issued and are fully paid and non-assessable. Each Loan Party has and will have all requisite power to own or lease the properties material to its business and to carry on its business as now being conducted and as  proposed to be conducted.

 

SECTION 3.23. Use of Proceeds. The proceeds of the Loans have been used, and will be used, as set forth in Section 5.08.

 

SECTION 3.24. Affiliate Transactions. Except for agreements in the ordinary course of business at 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, as of the date of this Agreement, there are no existing or proposed agreements, arrangements, understandings or transactions between any Loan Party and any of the officers, members, managers, directors, stockholders, parents, holders of other Equity Interests, employees or Affiliates (other than Subsidiaries) of any Loan Party or any members of their respective immediate families, and none of the foregoing Persons is directly or indirectly indebted to or has any direct or indirect ownership, partnership, or voting interest in any Affiliate of any Loan Party or any Person with which any Loan Party has a business relationship or which competes with any Loan Party.

 

SECTION 3.25. Second Lien Transactions. On the Effective Date the Borrowers have received the proceeds of the Second Lien Notes in an aggregate principal amount of not less than

$315,000,000, net of fees and expenses, in accordance with Section 4.01(g). All representations and warranties of any Loan Party contained in any Second Lien Document are true and correct in all material respects when made. As of the Effective Date, all Second Lien Documents (including without limitation all additional Second Lien Documents and all amendments and other modifications to be executed as of the Effective Date) are described on Schedule 3.25. As of the Effective Date, there are no other material documents, agreements or instruments evidencing the Second Lien Obligations or otherwise entered into in connection with the Second Lien Obligations other than as described on Schedule 3.25. Complete and accurate copies of all documents, agreements or instruments described on Schedule 3.25 have been delivered to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the Effective Date. There is no event of default or

 

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event or condition which could become an event of default with notice or lapse of time or both, under any Second Lien Document and the Second Lien Documents are in full force and effect.

 

SECTION 3.26. Insurance. Schedule 3.26 sets forth a description of all insurance maintained by or on behalf of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries as of the date of this Agreement. As of the Effective Date, all premiums in respect of such insurance have been paid. Each Borrower maintains, and has caused each Subsidiary to maintain, with financially sound and reputable insurance companies, insurance on all their real and personal property in such amounts, subject to such deductibles and self-insurance retentions and covering such properties and risks as are adequate and customarily maintained by companies engaged in the same or similar businesses operating in the same or similar locations.

 

SECTION 3.27. 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.

 

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 9.02 or addressed in a post- closing letter agreement):

 

(a)Loan Documents. The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received (i) from each party hereto either (A) a counterpart of this Agreement signed on behalf of such party or (B) written evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include telecopy or electronic mail message 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 Loan Documents and such other legal opinions, certificates, documents, instruments, lien searches, and agreements and documents as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request and the completion of such other due diligence and other conditions and requirements as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request in connection with the Transactions, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel.

 

(b)Certificate. The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, signed by a Financial Officer or other executive officer of each Borrower and in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, on the initial Borrowing date stating and showing that, after giving pro forma effect to all Loans and Letters of Credit required to be made or issued on the date hereof and all other amounts to be paid on the Effective Date, the satisfaction of all closing conditions under this Section 4.01 and the completion of all other Transactions to be completed on the Effective Date, (i) no Default has occurred and is continuing, (ii) the representations and warranties contained in Article III are true and correct in all material respects as of such date, (iii) all financial covenants in Section 6.13 are complied with on a Pro Forma Basis, and (iv) the Borrowers have performed and complied with all agreements and

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conditions contained in this Agreement from the date of this Agreement until the Effective Date, assuming that Articles V and VI hereof are applicable from the date of this Agreement.

 

(c)Fees. The Lenders and the Administrative Agent shall have received, substantially concurrently with the effectiveness hereof, all fees required to be paid, and all expenses for which invoices have been presented (including the reasonable fees and documented expenses of legal counsel to the Administrative Agent), on or before the Effective Date. All such amounts will be paid with proceeds of Loans made on the Effective Date and will be reflected in the funding instructions given by the Loan Parties to the Administrative Agent on or before the Effective Date.

 

(d)Existing Indebtedness. The Loan Parties shall have paid, concurrently with the initial Loans hereunder, all Indebtedness that is not permitted hereunder and shall have terminated all credit facilities and all Liens relating thereto, all in a manner satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel, including without limitation all such payoffs and Lien releases with respect to the Note Purchase Agreement, dated as of February 3, 2020 (as amended) among the Borrowers, the noteholders thereunder and U.S. Bank National Association, as the representative of such noteholders.

 

(e)Insurance. The Administrative Agent shall have received evidence of insurance coverage in form, scope, and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, together with endorsements naming the Administrative Agent as an additional insured and first lenders’ loss payee, and otherwise in compliance with the terms of Section 5.05.

 

(f)Floor Plan Credit Agreement. Prior to or substantially simultaneously with the initial extensions of credit hereunder, the Administrative Agent shall have received copies of all final Floor Plan Loan Documents to be effective as of the Effective Date and an intercreditor agreement required by the Administrative Agent in connection therewith, all duly executed by all parties thereto. As of the Effective Date, the aggregate principal amount of the commitments with respect to the Floor Plan Loans under the Floor Plan Credit Agreement shall not be less than $40,000,000.

 

(g)Second Lien Notes. Prior to or substantially simultaneously with the initial extensions of credit hereunder, Borrowers shall have received the proceeds of the Second Lien Notes in the principal amount of $315,000,000, and the Administrative Agent shall have received the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement duly executed by all parties and copies of all final Second Lien Documents to be effective as of the Effective Date.

 

(h)Intercreditor Agreements. The Administrative Agent shall have received copies of all agreements evidencing any floor plan financing of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries and, to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent, copies of all agreements evidencing any other Indebtedness permitted hereunder, and shall have received intercreditor agreements or amendments to existing intercreditor agreements, to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent, with respect to all floor plan financing permitted hereunder executed by all applicable providers of such floor plan financing, the Administrative Agent, the Floor Plan Administrative Agent and the Second Lien Representative, each in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(i)Filings, Registrations and Recordings. Each document (including any Uniform Commercial Code financing statement) required by 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 itself, the Lenders and the other 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.

 

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(j)

Financial Statements; Projections. The Lenders shall have received from the Borrowers

(i)the Historical Financial Statements, (ii) pro forma consolidated and consolidating balance sheets of Borrowers and their Subsidiaries as of the Effective Date, and reflecting the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents and the Second Lien Documents, in each to occur on or prior to the Effective Date, which pro forma financial statements shall be in form and substance satisfactory to Administrative Agent, and (iii) the Projections.

 

(k)Availability. On the Effective Date and immediately after giving effect to the Transactions contemplated to occur on the Effective Date and the payment of all related costs and expenses, Borrowers and their Subsidiaries shall have Availability of at least $75,000,000.

 

(l)Corporate Structure. The corporate structure, capital structure and other material debt instruments, material accounts and governing documents of the Borrowers and their Affiliates shall be acceptable to the Lenders in their sole discretion.

 

(m)USA PATRIOT Act, Etc. (i) The Administrative Agent shall have received, (x) at least five (5) days prior to the Effective Date, all documentation and other information regarding the Borrowers requested in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT Act, to the extent requested in writing of the Borrowers at least ten (10) days prior to the Effective Date, and (y) a properly completed and signed IRS Form W-8 or W-9, as applicable, for each Loan Party, and (ii) to the extent the Borrowers qualify as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, at least five (5) days prior to the Effective Date, any Lender that has requested, in a written notice to the Borrowers at least the (10) days prior to the Effective Date, a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to each Borrower shall have received such Beneficial Ownership Certification (provided that, upon the execution and delivery by such Lender of its signature page to this Agreement, the condition set forth in this clause (ii) shall be deemed to be satisfied).

 

(n)Funding Account. The Administrative Agent shall have received a notice setting forth  the deposit account(s) of the Borrowers (the “Funding Account”) to which the Administrative Agent is authorized by the Borrowers to transfer the proceeds of any Borrowings requested or authorized pursuant to this Agreement.

 

(o)Opinions of Counsel. The Lenders, the Administrative Agent and their respective  counsel shall have received executed copies of the written opinions of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, counsel for the Borrowers, as to such matters as Lenders may reasonably request, dated as of the Effective Date and otherwise in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lenders (and each Borrower hereby instructs such counsel to deliver such opinions to the Lenders and the Administrative Agent).

 

(p)Miscellaneous. The Administrative Agent shall have received such certificates, documents and other customary instruments, and evidence of the satisfaction of such other conditions as reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, including without limitation satisfactory results of a completed collateral field audit examination, lien searches, appraisals, quality of earnings report, floor plan audit examination and supporting information. All corporate, limited liability and other proceedings in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and all documents and instruments incident to such transactions shall be satisfactory to the Lenders and the Administrative Agent.

 

The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowers and the Lenders of the Effective Date, and such notice shall be conclusive and binding; provided, that the Effective Date shall be deemed to have occurred upon the initial funding of Loans by the Lenders. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, 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

 

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pursuant to Section 9.02) at or prior to 2:00 p.m., New York time, on April 1, 2021 (and, in the event such conditions are not so satisfied or waived, the Commitments shall terminate at such time), and it is acknowledged and agreed that the Lenders shall not have any obligation to make Loans hereunder and the Issuing Bank shall not have any obligation to issue Letters of Credit hereunder unless each of the foregoing conditions is satisfied, the conditions in Section 4.02 are satisfied and the Effective Date has occurred.

 

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 or waiver of the following conditions:

 

(a)The representations and warranties of each Borrower set forth in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects 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, (i) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (ii) no Protective Advance shall be outstanding.

 

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) and (b) of this Section. Notwithstanding the failure to satisfy the conditions precedent set forth in paragraphs (a) or (b) of 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.

 

ARTICLE V  Affirmative Covenants

 

Until all of the Secured Obligations shall have been Paid in Full, each Borrower executing this Agreement covenants and agrees, jointly and severally with all of the other Borrowers, with the Lenders that, at all times on and after the Effective Date (and all covenants in Article V of the Existing Credit Agreement shall be effective until the Effective Date):

 

SECTION 5.01. Financial Statements and Other Information.  The Borrowers will furnish to the Administrative Agent and each Lender:

 

(a)by no later than ninety days (90) after the end of each Fiscal Year, commencing with the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2021, the audited consolidated balance sheet and related statements of operations, stockholders' equity and cash flows of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries as of the end of and for such Fiscal Year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous Fiscal Year, all reported on by UHY LLP or other independent public accountants reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent (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 Alta

 

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Group and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, and such report shall also include (x) a detailed summary of any audit adjustments; (y) a reconciliation of any audit adjustments or reclassifications to the previously provided monthly financials; and (z) restated monthly financials for any impacted periods;

 

(b)(i) by no later than forty five (45) days after the end of each of the first three Fiscal Quarters of each Fiscal Year, commencing with the Fiscal Quarter ending March 31, 2021, the unaudited consolidated and consolidating balance sheet and related statements of operations, stockholders' equity and cash flows of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries as of the end of and for such Fiscal Quarter and the then elapsed portion of the Fiscal Year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding period or periods of (or, in the case of the balance sheet, as of the end of) the previous Fiscal Year, all certified by one of its Financial Officers as presenting fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes, and (ii) by no later than thirty (30) days after the end of each calendar month (including each month that is also the end of a Fiscal Quarter), commencing with the first month ending on a date after the Effective Date, the unaudited consolidated and consolidating balance sheet and related statements of operations, stockholders' equity and cash flows of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries as of the end of and for such month and the then elapsed portion of the Fiscal Year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding period or periods of (or, in the case of the balance sheet, as of the end of) the previous Fiscal Year, all certified by one of its Financial Officers as presenting fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes;

 

(c)simultaneous with any delivery of financial statements under clause (a) or (b) above, a certificate of a Financial Officer of each Borrower (i) certifying as to whether an Event of Default has occurred and, if an Event of 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 demonstrating compliance with Section 6.13 and calculating the Applicable Margin, and (iii) stating whether any change in GAAP or in the application thereof has occurred since the date of the audited financial statements referred to in Section 3.04 and, if any such change has occurred, specifying the effect of such change on the financial statements accompanying such certificate;

 

(d)within 30 days of the end of each calendar month and, in addition, during any Cash Dominion Period, by Wednesday of each week for the weekly period ending on the Friday of the week prior to the date such Borrowing Base Certificate is submitted (or, in each case the next Business Day if such day is not a Business Day) and at such other times as may be required by the Administrative Agent, a Borrowing Base Certificate as of the end of such period and a listing of Accounts, Eligible Equipment Inventory – New, Eligible Equipment Inventory – Rental Fleet, Eligible Equipment Inventory – Unappraised, Eligible Equipment Inventory – Used Fleet (and to include the orderly liquidation value (based on most recent appraisal) of Eligible Equipment Inventory where applicable), accounts payable and parts inventory of the Borrowers (and Guarantors, if any) as of the end of such period (provided that, for such weekly reporting, the required information shall be limited a Borrowing Base Certificate, updated solely for an Accounts rollforward, for ineligible Accounts relating to Floor Plan Priority Collateral and for the current Revolving Exposure) in form and detail satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and certified by each Borrower by one of its Financial Officers;

 

(e)within 30 days of the end of each calendar month and, in addition, during any Cash Dominion Period, by Wednesday of each week for the weekly period ending on the Friday of the week prior to the date such Borrowing Base Certificate is submitted (or, in each case the next Business Day if such day is not a Business Day) and at such other times as may be required by the Administrative Agent,

 

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as of the period then ended (provided that, the information required under this clause (e) for weekly reports shall be limited to the information under clause (e)(i) below and such other additional information required by the Administrative Agent), all delivered electronically in a file acceptable to the Administrative Agent:

 

(i)a detailed aging of the Borrowers’ Accounts, including all invoices aged by invoice date and due date (with an explanation of the terms offered), prepared in a manner reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, together with a summary specifying the name, address, and balance due for each Account Debtor;

 

(ii)a schedule detailing the Borrowers’ Inventory, in form satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (1) by location (showing Inventory located with a third party under any consignment, bailee arrangement, or warehouse agreement), by class (used, rental, parts, etc.), by product type, and by volume on hand, which Inventory shall be valued at the lower of cost (determined on a first-in, first-out basis unless otherwise agreed) or market and adjusted for Reserves as the Administrative Agent has previously indicated to the Borrower Representative are deemed by the Administrative Agent to be appropriate, and (2) including a report of any variances or other results of Inventory counts performed by the Borrowers since the last Inventory schedule (including information regarding sales or other reductions, additions, returns, credits issued by Borrowers and complaints and claims made against the Borrowers);

 

(iii)a worksheet of calculations prepared by the Borrowers to determine Eligible Accounts and Eligible Equipment Inventory, such worksheets detailing the Accounts and Inventory excluded from Eligible Accounts and Eligible Equipment Inventory and the reason for such exclusion;

 

(iv)a reconciliation of the Borrowers’ Accounts and Inventory, in a form and manner acceptable to the Administrative Agent, between (A) the amounts shown in the Borrowers’ general ledger and financial statements and the reports delivered pursuant to clauses (i) and (ii) above and (B) the amounts and dates shown in the reports delivered pursuant to clauses (i) and above and the Borrowing Base Certificate delivered pursuant to clause (d) above as of such date;

 

(v)a listing of all Equipment in a form and manner acceptable to the Administrative Agent, (1) included in the Revolving Borrowing Base with the Net Book Value of each item that has been appraised, (2) that has been acquired since the last appraisal with the Net Book Value, acquisition cost and date of acquisition of each such item, (3) a list of all equipment purchased with Floor Plan Loans and the net Book Value thereof, and (4) a reconciliation of the aggregate equipment associated with the Floor Plan Loans and Revolving Loans to the perpetual inventory; and

 

(vi)a reconciliation of the loan balance per the Borrowers’ general ledger to the loan balance under this Agreement;

 

(f)as soon as available but in any event within 30 days of the end of each calendar month and at such other times as may be requested by the Administrative Agent, as of the month then ended, a schedule and aging of the Borrowers’ accounts payable, delivered electronically in a file acceptable to the Administrative Agent;

 

 

(g)

promptly upon the Administrative Agent’s request during a Cash Dominion Period:

 

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(i)copies of invoices issued by the Borrowers in connection with any Accounts, credit memos, shipping and delivery documents, and other information related thereto;

 

(ii)copies of purchase orders, invoices, and shipping and delivery documents in connection with any Inventory or Equipment purchased by any Loan Party;

 

(iii)a listing of all Equipment that has been sold since the last Borrowing Base Certificate with the Net Book Value and date of sale of each such item;

 

(iv)an updated customer list for each Borrower and its Subsidiaries, which list shall state the customer’s name, mailing address and phone number, delivered electronically in a file acceptable to the Administrative Agent and certified as true and correct by a Financial Officer of the Borrower Representative;

 

(v)the Borrowers’ sales journal, cash receipts journal (identifying trade and non- trade cash receipts) and debit memo/credit memo journal for such period requested by the Administrative Agent;

 

(vi)a detailed listing of all advances of proceeds of Loans requested by the Borrower Representative for each Borrower for such period requested by the Administrative Agent and a detailed listing of all intercompany loans made by the Borrowers for such period requested by the Administrative Agent;

 

(vii)copies of all periodic and other reports, proxy statements and other  materials filed by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary with the SEC, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any or all of the functions of the SEC, or with any national securities exchange, or distributed by any Borrower to its equity owners generally, as the case may be;

 

(viii)certificates of good standing or the substantive equivalent available in the jurisdiction of incorporation, formation or organization for each Loan Party from the appropriate governmental officer in such jurisdiction; and

 

 

(ix)

a schedule detailing the balance of all intercompany accounts of the Loan Parties;

 

 

(h)

promptly after any request therefor by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, copies of

(i)any documents described in Section 101(k)(1) of ERISA that any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate may request with respect to any Multiemployer Plan and (ii) any notices described in Section 101(l)(1) of ERISA that any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate may request with respect to any Multiemployer Plan; provided that if a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate has not requested such documents or notices from the administrator or sponsor of the applicable Multiemployer Plan, the applicable Borrower or the applicable ERISA Affiliate shall promptly make a request for such documents and notices from such administrator or sponsor and shall provide copies of such documents and notices promptly after receipt thereof;

 

(i)promptly following any request therefor, copies of any detailed audit reports or management letters submitted to the board of directors (or the audit committee of the board of directors) of any Borrower by independent accountants in connection with the accounts or books of any Borrowers or any Subsidiary, or any audit of any of them as the Administrative Agent or any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) may reasonably request;

 

(j)without limiting the other reporting obligations hereunder, contemporaneously with, or promptly after, delivery thereof to the applicable holder of Second Lien Documents or any floor plan financing, copies of (i) notices of default under the Second Lien Documents or any floor plan financing;

 

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(ii)upon the Administrative Agent’s request, availability and borrowing base reports thereunder; and (iii) upon the Administrative Agent’s request, all other financial or other reporting under the Second Lien Documents or any floor plan financing that relate to the financial condition of Borrowers and their Subsidiaries or related to the Collateral, in each case, to the extent not already delivered to Administrative Agent or the Lenders under this Section 5.01, unless such reporting has been waived by the Second Lien Holders or holders of such floor plan financing;

 

(k)promptly and in any event within five (5) days of the filing thereof with the IRS, the federal tax returns of each Borrower;

 

(l)as soon as available but in any event no later than 31 days after the end of, and no earlier than 60 days prior to the end of, each fiscal year of Alta Group, a copy of the plan and forecast (including a projected consolidated and consolidating balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement) of Alta Group and its Subsidiaries for each month of the upcoming fiscal year (the “Projections”) in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and

 

(m)promptly after the same are available, copies of each annual report, proxy or financial statement or other report or communication sent to the stockholders of Alta Group, and copies of all annual, regular, periodic and special reports and registration statements which the any Borrower may file or be required to file with the SEC under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or with any national securities exchange, and in any case not otherwise required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders pursuant hereto;

 

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

 

(o)promptly, and in any event within five Business Days after receipt thereof by any Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof, a copy of any rating letter or notification with respect to the Second Lien Notes from any credit rating company; and

 

(p)promptly following any request therefor, (x) a listing of accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory, (y) such other information regarding the operations, business affairs and financial condition of any Loan Party including a schedule of amortization required under any floor plan financing, or compliance with the terms of this Agreement, as the Administrative Agent or any Lender (through Administrative Agent) may reasonably request and (z) information and documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender for purposes of compliance with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.

 

Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.01(a) or (b) (to the extent any such documents are included in materials otherwise filed with the SEC) may be delivered electronically and, if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which such materials are publicly available as posted on the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR); or (ii) on which such documents are posted on a Borrower’s behalf on an Internet or intranet website, if any, to which each Lender and the Administrative Agent have access (whether a commercial, third-party website or whether made available by the Administrative Agent); provided that: (A) upon written request by the Administrative Agent (or any Lender through the Administrative Agent) to the Borrower Representative, the Borrower Representative shall deliver paper copies of such documents to the Administrative Agent or such Lender until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent  or such Lender and (B) the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent and each Lender (by fax or through Electronic Systems) of the posting of any such documents and provide to the Administrative Agent

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