EX-10.38 6 exhibit1038incrementalassu.htm EX-10.38 Document
Exhibit 10.38

EXECUTION VERSION



INCREMENTAL ASSUMPTION AND FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT
This INCREMENTAL ASSUMPTION AND FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “First Amendment”) dated as of December 17, 2021, by and among DRIVEN HOLDINGS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Borrower”), DRIVEN HOLDINGS PARENT LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Holdings”), solely with respect to Sections 4 and 6, the other Loan Parties party hereto, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as administrative agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”) under the Loan Documents and the financial institutions party hereto (the “2021 Term Lenders”), as 2021 Term Lenders. Unless otherwise indicated, all capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings provided to such terms in the Credit Agreement referred to below.
W I T N E S S E T H :
WHEREAS, the Borrower, Holdings, the Administrative Agent, each lender from time to time party thereto (the “Lenders”) and the other parties thereto have entered into the Credit Agreement, dated as of May 27, 2021 (as the same has been amended, restated, supplemented and/or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the First Amendment Effective Date referred to below, the “Credit Agreement”);
WHEREAS, the Borrower has notified the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.21 of the Credit Agreement that it wishes to obtain a new tranche and Class of term loan commitments in an amount equal to $500,000,000, in accordance with the requirements set forth in Section 2.21 of the Credit Agreement and otherwise on the terms and conditions provided herein (the “2021 Term Facility”, the term loan commitments of each 2021 Term Lender thereunder, the “2021 Term Commitments”, and the Loans made by each 2021 Term Lender pursuant thereto, the “2021 Term Loans”);
WHEREAS, the 2021 Term Lenders have severally, and not jointly, agreed to provide the percentage of the 2021 Term Facility set forth opposite their respective names on Annex II hereto, on the terms and conditions provided herein; and
WHEREAS, contemporaneously with the effectiveness of the 2021 Term Facility on the First Amendment Effective Date, the Borrower wishes to (i) make certain amendments to the Credit Agreement to provide for the 2021 Term Facility, and (ii) make certain other modifications to the Credit Agreement set forth herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the agreements contained herein, the parties hereto agree as follows:
Section 1.2021 Term Facility.
(a)Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and the occurrence of the First Amendment Effective Date, the 2021 Term Lenders hereby agree severally, and not jointly, to provide the percentage of commitments in respect of the 2021 Term Facility set forth opposite their respective names on Annex II hereto. On and after the First Amendment Effective Date, 2021 Term Loans incurred pursuant to the 2021 Term Facility shall constitute “Term Loans” and “Loans” for all purposes of the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby) and the other applicable Loan Documents and the 2021 Term Commitments shall constitute “Term Commitments” and “Commitments” for all purposes of the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby) and the other applicable Loan Documents.
(b)Upon the occurrence of the First Amendment Effective Date (after giving effect to the 2021 Term Facility), the 2021 Term Lenders (i) shall be obligated to provide the 2021 Term Facility as provided in this First Amendment on the terms set forth in the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby) and in this First Amendment and (ii) to the extent provided in this First Amendment, shall have the rights and obligations of a “Term Lender” and a “Lender” thereunder and under the other applicable Loan Documents.

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Section 2.Amendments. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and the occurrence of the First Amendment Effective Date:
(a)the Credit Agreement is hereby amended to delete the stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and to add the double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth in the pages of the Credit Agreement attached as Annex I hereto;
(b)Schedule 2.01 to the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in the form attached hereto as Annex II; and
(c)the Credit Agreement is hereby amended by incorporating Exhibit M in its entirety in the form attached hereto as Annex III.
Section 3.Conditions of Effectiveness of this First Amendment.
This First Amendment shall become effective on the date when each of the following conditions shall have been satisfied (such date, the “First Amendment Effective Date”):
(a)the Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received from each of Holdings, the Borrower and, solely with respect to Sections 6 and 8, each other Loan Party hereto a counterpart of this First Amendment signed on behalf of such party;
(b)the Administrative Agent shall have received, on behalf of itself, and each Lender, a written opinion of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, as counsel for the Loan Parties, (A) dated the First Amendment Effective Date, (B) addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders on the First Amendment Effective Date and (C) in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent covering such matters relating to the Loan Documents as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request;
(c)the Administrative Agent shall have received from the Borrower a certificate executed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, certifying that on the First Amendment Effective Date (i) no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (ii) each of the representations and warranties set forth in the Credit Agreement and in the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects (or, if qualified by materiality, in all respects) on and as of the First Amendment Effective Date with the same effect as though made on and as of the First Amendment Effective Date, except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects (or, if qualified by materiality, in all respects) as of such earlier date;
(d)the Administrative Agent shall have received a solvency certificate from the chief financial officer or other officer with equivalent duties of the Borrower in substantially the form of Exhibit G to the Credit Agreement (modified as appropriate to give effect to this First Amendment);
(e)the Administrative Agent shall have received (i) either (x) a copy of the certificate or articles of incorporation or equivalent organizational document, including all amendments thereto, of each Loan Party, certified as of a recent date by the Secretary of State of the state of its organization or (y) confirmation from such Loan Party that there has been no change to such organizational documents since the Closing Date, (ii) a certificate of the secretary or assistant secretary of each Loan Party dated the First Amendment Effective Date and certifying (A) that (x) attached thereto is a true and complete copy of the by-laws or operating, management, partnership or similar agreement of such Loan Party as in effect on the First Amendment Effective Date and at all times since a date prior to the date of the resolutions described in clause (B) below or (y) there has been no change to such governing documents since the Closing Date, (B) that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of resolutions duly adopted by the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of such Loan Party authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of this First Amendment and/or any other document delivered in connection herewith and that such resolutions have not been modified, rescinded or amended and are in full force and effect, (C) that any attached certificate or articles of incorporation, equivalent
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organizational document, by-laws, operating, management, partnership or similar agreement of such Loan Party has not been amended (in the case of the articles of incorporation or equivalent organizational document of each such Loan Party, since the date of the last amendment thereto shown on the certificate of good standing furnished pursuant to clause (E) below), (D) to the extent not previously delivered to the Administrative Agent, as to the incumbency and specimen signature of each officer executing this First Amendment or any other document delivered in connection herewith on behalf of such Loan Party and (E) good standing certificates for each Loan Party from the jurisdiction in which it is organized, each dated a recent date prior to the First Amendment Effective Date; and (iii) a certificate of another officer as to the incumbency and specimen signature of the secretary or assistant secretary executing the certificate delivered pursuant to clause (ii) above;
(f)the Administrative Agent and the arrangers for the 2021 Term Facility (collectively, the “2021 Lead Arrangers”) shall have received all fees to be paid by the Borrower on the First Amendment Effective Date pursuant to any separate written agreement and reimbursement or payment of all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses (including reasonable and documented out-of-pocket fees, charges and disbursements of King & Spalding LLP) required to be reimbursed or paid by the Loan Parties under the Credit Agreement or under any Loan Document on the First Amendment Effective Date, to the extent invoiced at least three (3) Business Days (or such shorter period as agreed to by the Borrower) prior to the First Amendment Effective Date (which amounts may be offset against the proceeds of the Loans);
(g)(i) the Administrative Agent shall have received, at least three (3) Business Days prior to the First Amendment Effective Date, all documentation and other information about the Borrower and the Guarantors as has been reasonably requested in writing at least ten (10) days prior to the First Amendment Effective Date by the Administrative Agent or the 2021 Term Lenders that they reasonably determine is required by regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and Anti-Money Laundering Laws, rules and regulations, including without limitation the USA PATRIOT Act and (ii) to the extent the Borrower qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, at least two (2) days prior to the First Amendment Effective Date, any Lender that has requested, in a written notice to the Borrower at least ten (10) Business Days prior to the First Amendment Effective Date, a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to the Borrower shall have received such Beneficial Ownership Certification (provided that, upon the execution and delivery by any 2021 Term Lender of its signature page to this First Amendment, the condition set forth in this clause (g) shall be deemed to be satisfied with respect to such 2021 Term Lender); and
(h)the Administrative Agent shall have received a Borrowing Request as required by Section 2.03 of the Credit Agreement for the 2021 Term Loans to be made on the First Amendment Effective Date.
Section 4.Reaffirmation of the Loan Parties. The Borrower and each other Loan Party hereby confirm and agree that, notwithstanding the effectiveness of this First Amendment, each Loan Document to which any Loan Party is a party is, and the obligations of such Loan Party contained in the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby), this First Amendment or in any other Loan Document to which it is a party are, and shall continue to be, in full force and effect and are hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects, in each case as amended by this First Amendment. For greater certainty and without limiting the foregoing, the Borrower and each other Loan Party, hereby confirm that the existing security interests and/or guarantees granted by any Loan Party in favor of the Secured Parties pursuant to the Loan Documents in the Collateral described therein shall continue to secure the obligations of the Loan Parties under the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby) and the other Loan Documents as and to the extent provided in the Loan Documents. Except as specifically amended by this First Amendment, the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall remain in full force.
Section 5.Remedies. This First Amendment shall constitute a “Loan Document” for all purposes of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
Section 6.Representations and Warranties. To induce the Administrative Agent and the 2021 Term Lenders to enter into this First Amendment, each Loan Party hereto hereby represents and warrants that, immediately prior to and immediately after giving effect to this First Amendment:
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(a)the execution, delivery and performance by it of this First Amendment and, in the case of Holdings and the Borrower, the performance by it of the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby) does not (i) violate (A) any material provision of law, statute, rule or regulation applicable to Holdings, the Borrower or any such Subsidiary Loan Party, (B) the certificate or articles of incorporation or other constitutive documents (including any partnership, limited liability company or operating agreements) or by-laws of Holdings, the Borrower or any such Subsidiary Loan Party, (C) any applicable order of any court or any rule, regulation or order of any Governmental Authority applicable to the Borrower or any such Subsidiary Loan Party or (D) any provision of any indenture, certificate of designation for preferred stock, material agreement or other material instrument to which the Borrower or any such Subsidiary Loan Party is a party or by which any of them or any of their property is or may be bound, (ii) result in a breach of or constitute (alone or with due notice or lapse of time or both) a default under, give rise to a right of or result in any cancellation or acceleration of any right or obligation (including any payment) under any such indenture, certificate of designation for preferred stock, material agreement or other material instrument, where any such conflict, violation, breach or default referred to in clause (i) or (ii) of this Section 6(a), would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, or (iii) result in the creation or imposition of any Lien upon or with respect to (x) any property or assets now owned or hereafter acquired by the Borrower or any such Subsidiary Loan Party, other than the Liens created by the Loan Documents and Permitted Liens, or (y) any Equity Interests of the Borrower now owned or hereafter acquired by Holdings, other than Liens created by the Loan Documents or Liens permitted by the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby);
(b)it has all requisite organizational power and authority to enter into this First Amendment and the execution, delivery and performance by it of this First Amendment and, in the case of Holdings and the Borrower, the performance by it of the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby) has been duly authorized by all necessary organizational action by it; and
(c)it has duly executed and delivered this First Amendment, and this First Amendment, the Credit Agreement (as amended hereby) and each other Loan Document to which it is a party constitutes the legally valid and binding obligations of it, enforceable against it in accordance with their respective terms, except as enforcement may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws relating to or limiting creditors’ rights generally or by equitable principles relating to enforceability.
Section 7.Reference to and Effect on the Credit Agreement and the Loan Documents.
(a)On and after the First Amendment Effective Date, each reference in the Credit Agreement to “this Agreement,” “hereunder,” “hereof” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement shall mean and be a reference to the Credit Agreement, as amended by this First Amendment.
(b)The Credit Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents, as specifically amended by this First Amendment, are and shall continue to be in full force and effect and are hereby in all respects ratified and confirmed. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Security Documents and all of the Collateral described therein do and shall continue to secure the payment of all Obligations of the applicable Loan Parties under the Loan Documents, in each case, as amended by this First Amendment.
(c)The execution, delivery and effectiveness of this First Amendment shall not, except as expressly provided herein, operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of any Lender or the Administrative Agent under any of the Loan Documents, nor constitute a waiver of any provision of any of the Loan Documents.
Section 8.Governing Law. THIS FIRST AMENDMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
Section 9.Counterparts. This First Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and by the different parties hereto on separate counterparts, each of which counterparts when executed and delivered shall be an original, but all of which shall together constitute one and the same instrument. Delivery by facsimile or electronic transmission of an executed counterpart of a signature
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page to this First Amendment shall be effective as delivery of an original executed counterpart of this First Amendment. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” and words of like import in this First Amendment and the other Loan Documents including any Assignment and Acceptance shall be deemed to include electronic signatures or electronic records, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.
[Signature Pages to follow]
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the parties hereto has caused a counterpart of this First Amendment to be duly executed and delivered by the parties hereto as of the date first above written.
DRIVEN HOLDINGS, LLC,
as the Borrower
By    /s/ Scott O’ Melia
Name:    Scott O’ Melia
Title:    Executive Vice President and Secretary
DRIVEN HOLDINGS PARENT LLC,
as Holdings
By    /s/ Scott O’ Melia
Name:    Scott O’ Melia
Title:    Executive Vice President and Secretary


[Signature Page to First Amendment to Driven A&R Credit Agreement]



Solely with respect to Sections 4 and 6:

1-800 ALL PARTS HOLDINGS, LLC
1-800 ALL PARTS, LLC
1-800 RADIATOR & A/C, LLC
1-800-RADIATOR FRANCHISE, LLC
79411 USA, LLC
A-1 AUTO GLASS 2019, LLC
ABRA FRANCHISING, LLC
ADVANCED AUTO GLASS, LLC
AMERICAN FINANCIAL, LLC
ASSOCIATION OF COLLISION REPAIRERS, LLC
AUTO CENTER AUTO BODY, LLC
AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING INSTITUTE, LLC
CARSTAR FRANCHISE SYSTEMS, INC.
CARSTAR HOLDINGS CORP.
CARSTAR, INC.
CAULFIELD-BICKETT, LLC
CLAIM DRIVER INC.
CLAIRUS ACQUISITION (2019), LLC
CLAIRUS GROUP USA HOLDCO, LLC
CLAIRUS GROUP USA MIDCO, LLC
CLAIRUS GROUP USA, LLC
DRIVE N’ STYLE, LLC
DRIVEN ACQUISITION LLC
DRIVEN BRANDS INC.
DRIVEN BRANDS SHARED SERVICES, LLC
DRIVEN GLASS INC.
DRIVEN SISTER HOLDINGS LLC
ECONO-LUBE N’ TUNE, LLC
FUSA, LLC
M&M AUTO GLASS SERVICES, LLC
MAACO FRANCHISING, LLC
MEINEKE CAR CARE CENTERS, LLC
MEINEKE DISCOUNT MUFFLER HOLDING, LLC
MEINEKE REALTY, LLC
RADIATOR EXPRESS OF CANADA, INC.
SBA-TLC, LLC
SPIRE SUPPLY LLC
T5 HOLDING, LLC
TAKE 5 EXPRESS CAR WASH FRANCHISOR INC.
TAKE 5 FRANCHISING LLC
TAKE 5 LLC
TAKE 5 OIL CHANGE, LLC,




as a Loan Party


By    /s/ Scott O’ Melia
Name:    Scott O’ Melia
Title:    Executive Vice President and Secretary
[Signature Page to First Amendment to Driven A&R Credit Agreement]


JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent and a 2021 Term Lender
By:    /s/ Robert Mayer
Name:    Robert Mayer
Title: Authorized Officer

[Signature Page to First Amendment to Driven A&R Credit Agreement]

ANNEX I
Amended Credit Agreement

[Attached]



Execution Version
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CREDIT AGREEMENT
dated as of May 27, 2021,
among
DRIVEN HOLDINGS PARENT LLC,
as Holdings,
DRIVEN HOLDINGS, LLC,
as Borrower,
    THE LENDERS AND ISSUING BANKS PARTY HERETO,    
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent,
_________________
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
BOFA SECURITIES, INC.,
MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC.
and
GOLDMAN SACHS LENDING PARTNERS LLC
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners




TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Exhibits and Schedules 

Exhibit A    Form of Assignment and Acceptance
Exhibit B    Form of Administrative Questionnaire
Exhibit C-1    Form of Borrowing Request
Exhibit C-2    Form of Swingline Borrowing Request
Exhibit D    Form of Interest Election Request
Exhibit E    Form of Permitted Loan Purchase Assignment and Acceptance
Exhibit F    Form of Non-Bank Tax Certificate
Exhibit G    Form of Solvency Certificate
Exhibit H    Form of Prepayment Notice
Exhibit I     Form of Compliance Certificate
Exhibit J    Form of Revolving Note
Exhibit K    Form of First Lien/First Lien Intercreditor Agreement
Exhibit L    Form of First Lien/Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement
Exhibit M    Form of Term Note


Schedule 1.01(A)    Certain Excluded Equity Interests
Schedule 1.01(B)    Closing Date Immaterial Subsidiaries
Schedule 1.01(C)    Existing Roll-Over Letters of Credit and Bank Guarantees
Schedule 1.01(D)    Closing Date Unrestricted Subsidiaries
Schedule 1.01(E)    Closing Date Mortgaged Properties
Schedule 1.01(F)    Existing Cash Management Banks and Hedge Banks
Schedule 1.01(G)    Applicable Period End Date
Schedule 1.01(H)    Historical EBITDA Plug Numbers
Schedule 2.01    Commitments
Schedule 3.04    Governmental Approvals
Schedule 3.05    Financial Statements
Schedule 3.08(a)    Subsidiaries
Schedule 3.08(b)    Subscriptions
Schedule 3.09    Litigation
Schedule 3.13    Taxes
Schedule 3.16    Environmental Matters
Schedule 3.23    Intellectual Property
Schedule 4.02(b)    Local Counsel
Schedule 5.12    Post-Closing Items
Schedule 6.01    Indebtedness
Schedule 6.02(a)    Liens
Schedule 6.04    Investments
Schedule 6.07    Transactions with Affiliates
Schedule 9.01    Notice Information


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ANNEX II
CREDIT AGREEMENT, dated as of May 27, 2021 (this “Agreement”), among Driven Holdings Parent LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Holdings”), Driven Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Borrower”), the LENDERS party hereto from time to time, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”) for the Lenders and Collateral Agent for the Secured Parties.
WHEREAS, the Borrower, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks have agreed to extend credit in the form of a $300,000,000 revolving credit facility as set forth herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks are willing to extend such credit to the Borrower on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein. Accordingly, the parties hereto agree as follows:
Article I

Definitions
Section 1.01Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings specified below:
2021 Term Loan Commitments” has the meaning assigned to such term in the First Amendment.
2021 Term Facility” has the meaning assigned to such term in the First Amendment.
2021 Term Facility Maturity Date” shall mean December 17, 2028.
2021 Term Loans” has the meaning assigned to such term in the First Amendment.
2021 Term Lenders” has the meaning assigned to such term in the First Amendment.
ABR” shall mean, for any day, a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect for such day plus 0.50%, (b) the Prime Rate in effect on such day and (c) the Adjusted LIBO Rate applicable to Dollar borrowings for a one-month Interest Period on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) plus 1.00%; provided, that for the avoidance of doubt, the LIBO Rate for any day shall be based on the rate determined on such day at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) by reference to the ICE Benchmark Administration Interest Settlement Rates (or the successor thereto if the ICE Benchmark Administration is no longer making a LIBO Rate available) for deposits in Dollars (as set forth by any service selected by the Administrative Agent that has been nominated by the ICE Benchmark Administration (or the successor thereto if the ICE Benchmark Administration is no longer making a LIBO Rate available) as an authorized vendor for the purpose of displaying such rates). Any change in such rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate applicable to Dollars shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate applicable to Dollars, as the case may be.
ABR Borrowing” shall mean a Borrowing comprised of ABR Loans.
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ABR Loan” shall mean any ABR Term Loan, ABR Revolving Loan or Swingline Loan.
ABR Revolving Facility Borrowing” shall mean a Borrowing comprised of ABR Revolving Loans.
ABR Revolving Loan” shall mean any Revolving Facility Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the ABR in accordance with the provisions of Article II.
ABR Term Loan” shall mean any Term Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the ABR in accordance with the provisions of Article II.
Adjusted LIBO Rate” shall mean, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to (a) the LIBO Rate in effect for such Interest Period divided by (b) one minus the Statutory Reserves applicable to such Eurocurrency Borrowing, if any; provided, that (x) in the case of Eurocurrency Borrowings composed of Revolving Loans, if the Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be less than zero, such interest rate shall be deemed to be zero and (y) in the case of such Eurocurrency Borrowings composed of 2021 Term Loans, if the Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be less than 0.50%, such interest rate shall be deemed to be 0.50%.
Adjustment Date” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Pricing Grid.”
Administrative Agent” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the introductory paragraph of this Agreement, together with its permitted successors and assigns.
Administrative Agent Fees” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.12(c).
Administrative Questionnaire” shall mean an Administrative Questionnaire in the form of Exhibit B or such other form supplied by the Administrative Agent.
Affected Financial Institution” shall mean (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.
Affiliate” shall mean, when used with respect to a specified person, another person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the person specified.
Affiliate Lender” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.21(a).
Agents” shall mean the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent.
Agreement” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the introductory paragraph of this Agreement, as may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
All-in Yield” shall mean, as to any Loans, the yield thereon payable to all Lenders (or other lenders, as applicable) providing such Loans in the primary syndication thereof, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent in consultation with the Borrower, whether in the form of interest rate, margin, original issue discount, up-front fees, rate floors or otherwise; provided, that original issue discount and up-front fees shall be equated to interest rate assuming a 4-year life to maturity (or, if less, the life of such Loans); and provided,
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further, that “All-in Yield” shall not include arrangement, commitment, underwriting, structuring, ticking, amendment, agency or similar fees and customary consent fees for an amendment paid generally to consenting lenders.
Anti-Corruption Laws” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.26.
Anti-Money Laundering Laws” shall mean any and all requirements of law related to engaging in, financing, or facilitating terrorism or money laundering, including the PATRIOT Act, The Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act (also known as the “Bank Secrecy Act”, 31 U.S.C. §§5311-5330 and 12 U.S.C. §§1818(s), 1820(b) and 1951-1959), and Executive Order 13224 (effective September 24, 2001).
Applicable Commitment Fee” shall mean for any day (i) with respect to any Revolving Facility Commitments relating to Initial Revolving Loans, 0.375% per annum or (ii) with respect to any Other Revolving Facility Commitments, the “Applicable Commitment Fee” set forth in the applicable Incremental Assumption Agreement.
Applicable Date” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.08(f).
Applicable Margin” shall mean, for any day, (i) with respect to any 2021 Term Loan, 3.00% per annum in the case of any Eurocurrency Loan and 2.00% in the case of any ABR Loan and (ii) with respect to any Initial Revolving Loan, 1.50% per annum in the case of any Eurocurrency Loan and 0.50% per annum in the case of any ABR Loan; provided, that, with respect to any Initial Revolving Loan, on and after the first Adjustment Date occurring after delivery of the financial statements and any Compliance Certificate required by Section 5.04 upon the completion of the first fiscal quarter of the Borrower ending after the Closing Date, the “Applicable Margin” will be determined pursuant to the Pricing Grid.
Applicable Period End Date” means the relevant fiscal year or fiscal quarter period end dates set forth on Schedule 1.01(G).
Approved Electronic Communications” means any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material that any Loan Party provides to the Administrative Agent pursuant to any Loan Document or the transactions contemplated therein and which is distributed to Agents, Lenders or Issuing Banks by means of electronic communications pursuant to Section 8.15.
Approved Fund” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(b)(ii).
Arrangers” shall mean, collectively, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., BofA Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC.
Asset Sale” shall mean any loss, damage, destruction or condemnation of, or any Disposition (including any sale and leaseback of assets) to any person of, any asset or assets of the Borrower or any Subsidiary.
Assignee” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(b)(i).
Assignment and Acceptance” shall mean an assignment and acceptance entered into by a Lender and an Assignee, and accepted by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower (if required by Section 9.04), in the form of Exhibit A or such other form (including electronic
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documentation generated by use of an electronic platform) as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent and reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower.
Assignor” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(i).
Availability Period” shall mean, with respect to any Class of Revolving Facility Commitments, the period from and including the Closing Date (or, if later, the effective date for such Class of Revolving Facility Commitments) to but excluding the earlier of the Revolving Facility Maturity Date for such Class and, in the case of each of the Revolving Facility Loans, Revolving Facility Borrowings, Letters of Credit, Swingline Loans and Swingline Borrowings, the date of termination of the Revolving Facility Commitments of such Class.
Available Excluded Contribution Amount” shall mean, at any date, an amount, not less than zero in the aggregate, determined on a cumulative basis equal to, without duplication:
(a)the aggregate amount of Excluded Contributions made after the Closing Date, minus
(b)any amounts thereof used to make Investments pursuant to Section 6.04(j)(Y) prior to such time, minus
(c)any amounts thereof used to make Restricted Payments pursuant to Section 6.06(e) prior to such time, minus
(d)any amounts thereof used to make Restricted Debt Payments pursuant to Section 6.09(b)(i)(E) prior to such time,
in each case, designated as Available Excluded Contribution Amounts and which are excluded from the calculation of the Cumulative Credit.
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 (f) of Section 2.14.
Available Unused Commitment” shall mean, with respect to a Revolving Facility Lender under any Class of Revolving Facility Commitments at any time, an amount equal to the amount by which (a) the applicable Revolving Facility Commitment of such Revolving Facility Lender in respect of that Class of Revolving Facility Commitments at such time exceeds (b) the applicable Revolving Facility Credit Exposure of such Revolving Facility Lender in respect of that Class at such time.
Bail-In Action” shall mean 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” shall mean (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 that 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
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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).
Benchmark” means, initially, the 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 the 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 (b) or (c) of Section 2.14.
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; or
(3) the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower 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 syndicated credit facilities denominated in Dollars 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
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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
(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 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 syndicated credit facilities denominated in Dollars;
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 “ABR,” 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 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 such 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;
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(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 2.14(c); 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 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 Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 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
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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 2.14 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 2.14.
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.
Benefit Plan” means (i) an employee benefit plan that is subject to Part 4 of Subtitle B of Title I of ERISA; (ii) a “plan” as defined in and subject to Section 4975 of the Code; or (iii) an entity that is treated as holding the assets of any such employee benefit plan or plan pursuant to Section 3(42) of ERISA or Labor Regulations Section 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA.
Big Boy Letter” means a letter from a Lender acknowledging that (i) an assignee may have information regarding Parent, Holdings, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, their ability to perform the Obligations or any other material information that has not previously been disclosed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (“Excluded Information”), (ii) the Excluded Information may not be available to such Lender, (iii) such Lender has independently and without reliance on any other party made its own analysis and determined to assign Term Loans to such assignee pursuant to Section 9.04 notwithstanding its lack of knowledge of the Excluded Information and (iv) such Lender waives and releases any claims it may have against the Administrative Agent, such assignee, Parent, Holdings, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries with respect to the nondisclosure of the Excluded Information; or otherwise in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to such assignee, the Administrative Agent and assigning Lender.
Board” shall mean the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.
Board of Directors” shall mean, as to any person, the board of directors or other governing body of such person, or if such person is owned or managed by a single entity, the board of directors or other governing body of such entity.
Bona Fide Debt Fund” shall mean any debt fund, investment vehicle, regulated bank or non-regulated lending entity that is primarily engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans or bonds and/or similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of business (and not primarily engaged in investing in distressed or opportunistic decisions) and which is managed, sponsored or advised by any Person controlling, controlled by or under common control with (a) any bona fide business competitor of the Sponsor, Parent, Holdings, the Borrower and/or any of its Subsidiaries or (b) any Affiliate of such competitor, but, in each case, with respect to which no personnel involved with any investment in such Person or the management, control or operation of such Person (i) makes, has the right to make or participates with others in making any investment decisions with respect to such Person or (ii) has access to any information (other than information that is publicly available) relating to Parent, Holdings, the Borrower or its subsidiaries or any entity that forms a part of any of their respective businesses; it being understood and agreed that the term “Bona Fide Debt Fund” shall not include any Person that is separately identified to the Arrangers or the Administrative Agent in accordance with clause (i) or (iv) of the definition of “Ineligible Institution” or any reasonably identifiable Affiliate of any such Person on the basis of such Affiliate’s name.
Borrower” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the recitals hereto.
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Borrower Group” shall mean the Borrower and its Subsidiaries.
Borrower Materials” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.17(a).
Borrowing” shall mean a group of Loans of a single Type under a single Facility, and made on a single date and, in the case of Eurocurrency Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect.
Borrowing Minimum” shall mean (a) in the case of Eurocurrency Loans, $1,000,000, (b) in the case of ABR Loans, $1,000,000 and (c) in the case of Swingline Loans, $500,000.
Borrowing Multiple” shall mean (a) in the case of Eurocurrency Loans, $500,000, (b) in the case of ABR Loans, $250,000 and (c) in the case of Swingline Loans, $100,000.
Borrowing Request” shall mean a request by the Borrower in accordance with the terms of Section 2.03 and substantially in the form of Exhibit C-1 or another form approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent).
Business Day” shall mean any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City are authorized or required by law to remain closed; provided, that when used in connection with a Eurocurrency Loan, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in deposits in the applicable currency in the London interbank market.
Capital Expenditures” shall mean, for any person in respect of any period, the aggregate of all expenditures incurred by such person during such period that, in accordance with GAAP, are or should be included in “additions to property, plant or equipment” or similar items reflected in the statement of cash flows of such person.
Capitalized Software Expenditures” shall mean, for any period, the aggregate of all expenditures (whether paid in cash or accrued as liabilities) by a person during such period in respect of licensed or purchased software or internally developed software and software enhancements that, in accordance with GAAP, are or are required to be reflected as capitalized costs on the consolidated balance sheet of such person and its subsidiaries.
Captive Insurance Subsidiary” shall mean any Subsidiary of the Borrower subject to regulation as an insurance company (or any Subsidiary thereof).
Cash Collateralize” shall mean to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of one or more of the Issuing Banks or Lenders, as collateral for Revolving L/C Exposure or obligations of the Lenders to fund participations in respect of Revolving L/C Exposure, cash or deposit account balances or, if the Administrative Agent and each applicable Issuing Bank shall agree in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and each applicable Issuing Bank. “Cash Collateral”, “Cash Collateralization” and “Cash Collateralized” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.
Cash Interest Expense” shall mean, with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for any period, Interest Expense for such period to the extent such amounts are paid in cash for such period, net of interest income, excluding, without
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duplication, in any event (a) pay-in-kind Interest Expense or other non-cash Interest Expense (including as a result of the effects of purchase accounting), (b) to the extent included in Interest Expense, the amortization of any financing fees paid by, or on behalf of, the Borrower or any subsidiary, including any one time bridge, arrangement, structuring, commitment, agency, consent or other financing fees, including those paid in connection with the Transactions or any amendment or other modification of this Agreement, (c) the amortization of debt discounts, deferred financing costs, debt issuance costs, commissions, fees and expenses if any, (d) penalties or interest related to taxes, (e) the non-cash accretion or accrual of, or non-cash accrued interest on, discounted liabilities (other than Indebtedness) during such period, (f) any payments with respect to make whole premiums or other breakage costs of any Indebtedness, (g) all non-recurring interest expense consisting of liquidated damages, (h) letter of credit fees in the nature of fronting fees or issuance fees or (i) fees in respect of Hedging Agreements.
Cash Management Agreement” shall mean any agreement to provide to Parent, Holdings, the Borrower or any Subsidiary cash management services for collections, treasury management services (including controlled disbursement, overdraft, automated clearing house fund transfer services, return items and interstate depository network services), any demand deposit, payroll, trust or operating account relationships, commercial credit cards, merchant card, purchase or debit cards, non-card e-payables services, supplier financing, and other cash management services, including electronic funds transfer services, lockbox services, stop payment services and wire transfer services.
Cash Management Bank” shall mean any person that, at the time it enters into a Cash Management Agreement (or on the Closing Date), is (a) an Agent, an Arranger, a Lender or an Affiliate of any such person, in each case, in its capacity as a party to such Cash Management Agreement, regardless of whether any such person shall thereafter cease to be an Agent, an Arranger or a Lender or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing, (b) identified to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower in writing as a Cash Management Bank hereunder (subject to the Administrative Agent’s consent, not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) or (c) listed in Schedule 1.01(F).
A “Change in Control” shall be deemed to occur if:
(a)any person, entity or “group” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) or 14(d) of the Exchange Act, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such person, entity or “group” and its subsidiaries and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan), other than the Permitted Holders (or any holding company parent of the Borrower owned directly or indirectly by the Permitted Holders), shall at any time have acquired direct or indirect beneficial ownership (as defined in Rules 13(d)-3 and 13(d)-5 under the Exchange Act) of voting power of the outstanding Voting Stock of the Borrower having more than the greater of (I) 40% of the ordinary voting power for the election of directors of the Borrower and (II) the percentage of the total voting power of all of the outstanding voting stock of the Borrower owned directly or indirectly by the Permitted Holders, unless in each case of this clause (a), (x) the Permitted Holders have, at such time, the right or the ability by voting power, contract or otherwise to elect at least a majority of the members of the Board of Directors of the Borrower or (y) Holdings or the Borrower shall become the wholly owned Subsidiary of a New Parent;
(b)Holdings shall fail to directly own, legally and beneficially, 100% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the Borrower; or
(c)a “Change in Control” (or equivalent) (as defined in any indenture or credit agreement in respect of any Junior Financing constituting Material Indebtedness) shall have occurred.
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Change in Law” shall mean (a) the adoption of any law, rule or regulation after the Closing Date, (b) any change in law, rule or regulation or in the interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority after the Closing Date or (c) compliance by any Lender (or, for purposes of Section 2.15(b), by any Lending Office of such Lender or by such Lender’s holding company, if any) with any written request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any Governmental Authority made or issued after the Closing Date; provided, however, that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives under or issued in connection with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, all interpretations and applications thereof and any compliance by a Lender with any request or directive relating thereto and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated under or in connection with, all interpretations and applications of, or any compliance by a Lender with any request or directive relating to International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States of America or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case under clauses (x) and (y) be deemed to be a “Change in Law,” but only to the extent a Lender is imposing applicable increased costs or costs in connection with capital adequacy requirements similar to those described in clauses (a) and (b) of Section 2.15 generally on other borrowers of loans under United States of America cash flow term loan credit facilities, which, as a credit matter, are similarly situated to the Borrower.
Charges” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.09.
Class” shall mean, (a) when used in respect of any Loan or Borrowing, whether such Loan or the Loans comprising such Borrowing are 2021 Term Loans, Other Term Loans, Initial Revolving Loans, Extended Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Loans; and (b) when used in respect of any Commitment, whether such Commitment is in respect of a commitment to make 2021 Term Loans, Other Term Loans, Initial Revolving Loans, Extended Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Loans. Other Term Loans, Extended Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Loans that have different terms and conditions (together with the Commitments in respect thereof) from the 2021 Term Loans or the Initial Revolving Loans, or from Other Term Loans or other Extended Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Loans, as applicable, shall each be construed to be in separate and distinct Classes.
Class Loans” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.08(f).
Closing Date” shall mean May 27, 2021.
Co-Investors” shall mean (a) the Sponsor and (b) the Management Group.
Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Collateral” shall mean all the “Collateral” as defined in the Security Agreement and shall also include the Mortgaged Properties and all other property that is subject to any Lien in favor of the Secured Parties and/or the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent or any Subagent for the benefit of the Secured Parties to secure the Secured Obligations pursuant to any Security Document. For the avoidance of doubt, in no event shall “Collateral” include any Excluded Property.
Collateral Agent” shall mean the Administrative Agent acting as collateral agent for the Secured Parties, together with its successors and permitted assigns in such capacity.
Collateral and Guarantee Requirement” shall mean the requirement that (in each case in accordance with and subject to the penultimate paragraph of Section 4.02, Sections 5.10(d) and (g) and Schedule 5.12):
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(a)on the Closing Date, the Collateral Agent shall have received (i) a completed Perfection Certificate, dated the Closing Date and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, together with all attachments contemplated thereby, (ii) from Holdings, the Borrower and each Subsidiary Loan Party, a counterpart of the Guarantee Agreement and of each Security Document to which it is a party, in each case duly executed and delivered on behalf of such person, (iii) the results of customary lien searches made with respect to the Loan Parties in the jurisdictions contemplated by the Perfection Certificate and (iv) evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that the Liens indicated by such searches are Permitted Liens or have been, or will be simultaneously or substantially concurrently with the closing under this Agreement, released (or arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent for such release shall have been made);
(b)on the Closing Date, (i)(x) all outstanding Equity Interests directly owned by the Loan Parties, other than Excluded Securities, and (y) all intercompany Indebtedness owing to any Loan Party, other than Excluded Securities, shall have been pledged to the Collateral Agent to the extent required to be pledged pursuant to the Security Agreement and (ii) the Collateral Agent shall have received certificates or other instruments (if any) representing such Equity Interests and any notes or other instruments, in each case to the extent required to be delivered pursuant to the Security Agreement, together with stock powers, note powers or other instruments of transfer (if applicable) with respect thereto endorsed in blank;
(c)in the case of any person that becomes a Subsidiary Loan Party after the Closing Date, the Collateral Agent shall have received (i) a supplement to the Security Agreement (or, at the option of the Subsidiary Loan Party, a new Security Agreement in substantially similar form or such other form reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent), (ii) a supplement to the Guarantee Agreement (or, at the option of the Subsidiary Loan Party, a new Guarantee Agreement in substantially similar form or such other form reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent) and (iii) supplements to the other Security Documents (or, at the option of the Subsidiary Loan Party, new Security Documents in substantially similar form or such other form reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent), if applicable, in the form specified therefor or otherwise reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent;
(d)after the Closing Date, (x) all outstanding Equity Interests of any person that becomes a Subsidiary Loan Party after the Closing Date that are directly owned by any Loan Party and (y) subject to Section 5.10(g), all Equity Interests directly acquired by a Loan Party after the Closing Date, other than Excluded Securities, shall have been pledged pursuant to the Security Agreement, together with stock powers or other instruments of transfer (if applicable) with respect thereto endorsed in blank;
(e)except as otherwise contemplated by this Agreement or any Security Document, all Uniform Commercial Code financing statements and filings with the United States Copyright Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office covering United States issued patents and registered trademarks and copyrights (and pending applications for the foregoing) shall have been delivered, filed, registered or recorded or delivered to the Collateral Agent for filing, registration or the recording concurrently with, or promptly following, the execution and delivery of each such Security Document;
(f)within (x) 150 days after the Closing Date with respect to each Mortgaged Property set forth on Schedule 1.01(E) (or on such later date as the Collateral Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion) and (y) the time periods set forth in Section 5.10 with respect to each Mortgaged Property to be encumbered pursuant to said Section 5.10, the Collateral Agent shall have received (i) counterparts of a Mortgage to be entered into with respect to such Mortgaged Property duly executed and delivered by the record owner of such Mortgaged Property and suitable for recording or filing in all filing or recording offices in the jurisdiction
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where the applicable Mortgaged Property is located in order to create a valid and enforceable Lien on such Mortgaged Property subject to no other Liens except Permitted Liens, at the time of recordation thereof and (ii) with respect to the Mortgage encumbering each such Mortgaged Property, (A) the Flood Documentation, (B) an ALTA mortgagee title insurance policy or policies or marked up title insurance commitments with respect to Mortgaged Properties, or a date-down and/or modification endorsement, if applicable and available in the jurisdiction, paid for by the applicable Loan Party (but in no event in an amount of insurance exceeding the fair market value of such property as reasonably determined by the Borrower), issued by a nationally or regionally recognized title insurance company insuring the Lien of each Mortgage as a valid Lien on the Mortgaged Property described therein, free of any other Liens except Permitted Liens, together with such customary endorsements, coinsurance or reinsurance as the Collateral Agent may reasonably request and, with respect to customary endorsements, which are available at commercially reasonable rates in the jurisdiction where the applicable Mortgaged Property is located, (C) upon reasonable request of the Collateral Agent, a survey of such Mortgaged Property or such other evidence sufficient for such title insurance company to remove all standard survey exceptions from the title insurance policy relating to such Mortgaged Property (or to modify such survey exceptions in the manner required by applicable insurance regulations in the applicable jurisdictions) and issue the customary survey-related endorsements to the extent available in the applicable jurisdiction and (D) an opinion of counsel regarding the enforceability, due authorization, execution and delivery of the applicable Mortgage and such other matters customarily covered in mortgage enforceability opinions in transactions of this kind as the Collateral Agent may reasonably request, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent; and
(g)the Collateral Agent shall have received evidence of the insurance required on the Closing Date by the terms of Section 5.02 hereof.
Commitment Fee” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.12(a).
Commitments” shall mean, (a) with respect to any Lender, such Lender’s Revolving Facility Commitment and/or Term Facility Commitment, and (b) with respect to any Swingline Lender, its Swingline Commitment (it being understood that a Swingline Commitment does not increase the applicable Swingline Lender’s Revolving Facility Commitment).
Commodity Exchange Act” shall mean the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.
Company Model” shall mean the model provided by the Borrower to the Arrangers on or about March 22, 2021.
Compliance Certificate” shall mean a Compliance Certificate signed by a Financial Officer of the Borrower substantially in the form of Exhibit I or another form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Conduit Lender” shall mean any special purpose corporation organized and administered by any Lender for the purpose of making Loans otherwise required to be made by such Lender and designated by such Lender in a written instrument; provided, that the designation by any Lender of a Conduit Lender shall not relieve the designating Lender of any of its obligations to fund a Loan under this Agreement if, for any reason, its Conduit Lender fails to fund any such Loan, and the designating Lender (and not the Conduit Lender) shall have the sole right and responsibility to deliver all consents and waivers required or requested under this Agreement with respect to its Conduit Lender; provided, further, that no Conduit Lender shall (a) be entitled to receive any greater amount pursuant to Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 or 9.05 than
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the designating Lender would have been entitled to receive in respect of the extensions of credit made by such Conduit Lender unless the designation of such Conduit Lender is made with the prior written consent of the Borrower (not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), which consent shall specify that it is being made pursuant to the proviso in the definition of “Conduit Lender” and provided that the designating Lender provides such information as the Borrower reasonably requests in order for the Borrower to determine whether to provide its consent or (b) be deemed to have any Commitment.
Consolidated Debt” at any date shall mean the sum of (without duplication) all Indebtedness (other than letters of credit or bank guarantees, to the extent undrawn) consisting of Indebtedness for borrowed money (including Financing Lease Obligations, purchase money Indebtedness and unreimbursed obligations under Letters of Credit) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries determined on a consolidated basis on such date in accordance with GAAP; provided, that for purposes of calculating the Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, the Net Secured Leverage Ratio and the Net Total Leverage Ratio, the amount of Consolidated Debt not denominated in Dollars shall be calculated based on the currency exchange rates that would be used either, at the option of the Borrower, (i) for purposes of preparing a balance sheet or (ii) for purposes of calculating EBITDA, in each case, as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended as of the date of determination; provided, further, that, (x) Consolidated Debt shall be decreased or increased, as applicable, by the amount of the net cash value of all currency Hedging Agreements to the extent relating to such Consolidated Debt assuming that such Hedging Agreements were settled on the last day of such Test Period as determined by the Borrower in good faith and (y) for purposes of the calculation of the Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, the Net Secured Leverage Ratio and the Net Total Leverage Ratio after the incurrence of the relevant Indebtedness, Consolidated Debt shall not include Indebtedness incurred in advance of, and the proceeds of which are to be applied in connection with, the consummation of a transaction solely to the extent and for so long as the proceeds thereof are and continue to be held in an Escrow and are not otherwise made available to the relevant Person; provided further that it is understood and agreed that in any event, (x) any proceeds of Indebtedness subject to such Escrow shall be deemed to constitute “restricted cash” for purposes of cash netting while held in Escrow and (y) for the avoidance of doubt, such Indebtedness subject to Escrow must be incurred in compliance with the provisions of this Agreement (including the LCT Provisions).
Consolidated Net Income” shall mean, with respect to any person for any period, the aggregate of the Net Income of such person and its subsidiaries for such period, on a consolidated basis; provided, however, that, without duplication,
(i)any net after-Tax extraordinary, exceptional, non-recurring or unusual gains, losses, fees, costs or income or expense or charge (including relating to any strategic initiatives and accruals and amounts reserved in connection with such gains, losses, charges or expenses), any business optimization or other reorganization or restructuring and realignment initiative costs, charges (including any charge relating to any tax restructuring) or expenses (including any cost or expense related to employment of terminated employees), any costs and expenses related to any New Project or any reconstruction, decommissioning, recommissioning or reconfiguration of fixed assets for alternative uses (including but not limited to rent termination costs, moving costs and legal costs), asset retirement costs in connection with sales, dispositions or abandonments of assets or discontinued operations, fees, expenses or charges relating to closing costs, rebranding costs, curtailments or modifications to pension and post-retirement employee benefit plans, excess pension charges, acquisition integration costs (including charges in connection with any integration, restructuring (including any charge relating to any tax restructuring) or transition, any reconstruction, decommissioning, recommissioning or reconfiguration of fixed assets for alternative uses, the effect of inventory optimization programs and/or any curtailment, facility, location, branch, office or business unit
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closures or consolidations (including but not limited to rent termination costs, moving costs and legal costs), retention or completion costs or bonuses, severance, systems establishment costs, contract termination costs, charges related to any strategic initiative or contract, future lease commitments and excess pension charges) and Pre-Opening Expenses), closed store expenses and lease buy-out expenses, opening costs, recruiting costs, signing, retention or completion bonuses, severance and relocation costs, one-time compensation costs, consulting or corporate development charges, costs and expenses incurred in connection with strategic initiatives, transition costs, costs and expenses incurred in connection with non-ordinary course product and intellectual property development, costs incurred in connection with acquisitions (or purchases of assets) or refranchising transaction prior to or after the Closing Date, business optimization or other reorganization or restructuring and realignment initiative expenses, litigation costs and expenses (including costs related to settlements, fines judgments or orders) and expenses or charges related to any offering of Equity Interests or debt securities of the Borrower, its Subsidiaries, Holdings, Parent or any Parent Entity, any Investment, acquisition, refranchising transaction, Disposition, business optimization, discontinued operations or other reorganization or restructuring and realignment initiative, recapitalization or, incurrence, issuance, repayment, repurchase, refinancing, amendment or modification of Indebtedness (in each case, whether or not successful), any fees, expenses, charges or change in control payments related to the Transactions and/or Reorganizations (including any costs relating to auditing prior periods, any transition-related expenses, and Transaction Expenses incurred before, on or after the Closing Date), any consideration paid or payable in relation to a Permitted Business Acquisition to the extent reflected in Net Income, in each case, shall be excluded,
(ii)any income or loss from Disposed of, abandoned, closed, divested or discontinued operations, properties or assets and any net after-Tax gain or loss on the Dispositions of Disposed of, abandoned, closed or discontinued operations, properties or assets shall be excluded,
(iii)any gain or loss (less all fees and expenses or charges relating thereto) attributable to business Dispositions or asset Dispositions (including asset retirement costs or sales or issuances of Equity Interests) other than in the ordinary course of business (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) shall be excluded,
(iv)any income or loss (less all fees and expenses or charges relating thereto) attributable to the early extinguishment or buy-back or cancellation of indebtedness, Hedging Agreements or other derivative instruments shall be excluded,
(v)the Net Income for such period of any person that is not a subsidiary of such person, or is an Unrestricted Subsidiary, or that is accounted for by the equity method of accounting, shall be included only to the extent of the amount of dividends or distributions or other payments paid in cash or cash equivalents (or to the extent converted into cash or cash equivalents) derived from net income to the referent person or a subsidiary thereof (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary of such referent person),
(vi)the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles and changes as a result of the adoption or modification of accounting policies during such period whether effected through a cumulative effect adjustment or a retroactive application, in each case in accordance with GAAP during such period shall be excluded,
(vii)effects of purchase accounting adjustments (including the effects of such adjustments pushed down to such person and its subsidiaries and including the
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effects of adjustments to (A) deferred rent, (B) Financing Lease Obligations or other obligations or deferrals attributable to capital spending funds with suppliers, (C) inventory adjustments or (D) any deferrals of revenue) in component amounts required or permitted by GAAP, resulting from the application of recapitalization accounting or purchase accounting, as the case may be, in relation to the Transactions or any Reorganization, acquisition, refranchising transaction or Investment consummated after the Closing Date or the amortization or write-off of any amounts thereof, net of Taxes, shall be excluded,
(viii)any impairment charges or asset write-offs or write-downs (including write-offs or write-downs of inventory and receivables), in each case pursuant to GAAP, and the amortization of intangibles and other fair value adjustments arising pursuant to GAAP, shall be excluded,
(ix)any (a) non-cash compensation charge or (b) costs or expenses realized in connection with or resulting from management equity, profits interests or stock option plans or any other management agreement or plan, employee benefit plans, post-employment benefit plans, or any stock subscription or shareholder agreement, any distributor equity plan or any similar equity plan or agreement (including any deferred compensation arrangement or trust), grants or sales of stock, stock appreciation or similar rights, equity incentive programs or similar rights, long term incentive plans or similar rights, stock options, restricted stock, preferred stock or other rights, and any cash charges associated with the rollover, acceleration or payout of equity interests by management of the Borrower, a Subsidiary, Holdings, Parent or of any Parent Entity shall be excluded,
(x)accruals and reserves that are established or adjusted, as applicable, within (a) twelve months after the Closing Date that are required to be established, adjusted or incurred, as applicable, as a result of the Transactions or any Reorganization, in each case, in accordance with GAAP, (b)  within twelve months after the closing of any other acquisition or refranchising transaction that are required to be established, adjusted or incurred, as applicable, as a result of such acquisition or refranchising transaction in accordance with GAAP or (c) that are so required to be established or adjusted as a result of the adoption or modification of accounting principles or policies shall be excluded,
(xi)non-cash gains, losses, income and expenses resulting from fair value accounting required by the applicable standard under GAAP and related interpretation shall be excluded,
(xii)[reserved],
(xiii)any charges for deferred Tax expenses associated with any tax deduction or net operating loss arising as a result of the Transactions or any Reorganization, or the release of any valuation allowance related to any such item shall be excluded,
(xiv)(a) any unrealized or realized currency translation or transaction gains and losses (including currency remeasurements of Indebtedness, any currency translation gains and losses related to the translation to the presentation currency and translation of a foreign operation and any net loss or gain resulting from Hedging Agreements), (b) any realized or unrealized gain or loss in respect of (x) any obligation under any Hedging Agreement as determined in accordance with GAAP and/or (y) any other derivative instrument, pursuant to, in the case of this clause (y), Financial
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Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification No. 815-Derivatives and Hedging and (c) unrealized gains or losses in respect of any Hedging Agreement and any ineffectiveness recognized in earnings related to qualifying hedge transactions or the fair value of changes therein recognized in earnings for derivatives that do not qualify as hedge transactions, in respect of Hedging Agreements, shall be excluded,
(xv)any deductions attributable to minority interests or the amount of any non-controlling interest attributable to non-controlling interests of third parties in any non-wholly owned Subsidiary, excluding cash distributions in respect thereof, shall be excluded,
(xvi)earn-out and contingent consideration obligations (including to the extent accounted for as compensation, bonuses or otherwise) shall be excluded,
(xvii)so long as such person in good faith expects to receive such amount, to the extent that (x) a claim for reimbursement or indemnification is submitted or expected to be submitted within 180 days and (y) such person expects in good faith to receive such amount within 365 days following the date of such submission (with a deduction for any amount so added back to the extent not so submitted within 180 days or reimbursed within such 365 days), expenses incurred in connection with and the amount of proceeds estimated in good faith to be received or receivable with respect to liability or casualty events (other than business interruption) or that are, directly or indirectly, reimbursed or reimbursable by a third party, and amounts that are covered by indemnification or other reimbursement provisions in connection with any acquisition, refranchising transaction, Investment or any sale, conveyance, transfer or other disposition of assets permitted hereunder shall be excluded (with a deduction for amounts actually received up to such estimated amount to the extent included in Net Income in a future period) (it being understood that if the amount received in cash under any such agreement exceeds the amount of any expense paid during such period, any excess amount received may be carried forward and applied against any expense in any future period),
(xviii)without duplication, (x) an amount equal to the amount of distributions actually made to any parent or equity holder of such person in respect of such period in accordance with Section 6.06(b)(v) shall be included as though such amounts had been paid as income Taxes directly by such person for such period, (y) charges and expenses in connection with the reimbursement of expenses of Co-Investors not prohibited by this Agreement and (z) charges and expenses in connection with payments made under any tax sharing agreement or tax management agreement not prohibited under this Agreement shall, in each case, be excluded,
(xix)Capitalized Software Expenditures and software development costs shall be excluded,
(xx)any non-cash expenses, accruals or reserves related to adjustments to historical tax exposures shall be excluded,
(xxi)costs, charges and expenses associated with commencing Public Company Compliance shall be excluded, and
(xxii)the aggregate Securitization Management Fees for such period shall be included,
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In addition, to the extent not already excluded (or included, as applicable) from the Consolidated Net Income of such Person and its Subsidiaries, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, Consolidated Net Income shall, without duplication, (1) other than for purposes of the calculation of Excess Cash Flow, be increased by business interruption insurance, to the extent that (x) a claim for coverage is submitted or expected to be submitted within 180 days of the relevant date of determination and (y) such person expects in good faith to receive such amount within 365 days following the date of such submission (with a deduction for any amount so added back to the extent not so submitted within 180 days or covered within such 365 days), in an amount representing the earnings for the applicable period that such proceeds are intended to replace (whether or not received so long as such Person in good faith expects to receive the same within the next four fiscal quarters (it being understood that to the extent not actually received within such fiscal quarters, such proceeds shall be deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income for such fiscal quarters)) and (2) not include any non-cash impairment charges resulting from the application of ASC Topic 350, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other and the amortization of intangibles including those arising pursuant to ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Consolidated Net Income” shall refer to the Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis.
Consolidated Total Assets” shall mean, as of any date of determination, the total assets of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries without giving effect to any impairment or amortization of the amount of intangible assets since the Closing Date, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, as set forth on the consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower as of the last day of the fiscal quarter most recently ended for which financial statements have been (or were required to be) delivered pursuant to Section 4.02(g), 5.04(a) or 5.04(b), as applicable, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to any acquisition or Disposition of a person or assets that may have occurred on or after the last day of such fiscal quarter.
Continuing Letter of Credit” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(k).
Control” shall mean 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 ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise, and “Controlling” and “Controlled” shall have meanings correlative thereto.
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 Event” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Article IV.
Cumulative Credit” shall mean, at any date, an amount, not less than zero in the aggregate, determined on a cumulative basis equal to, without duplication:
(a)the greater of $75,000,000 and 0.30 times the EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis for the then most recently ended Test Period (the “Starter Basket”), plus
(b)an amount equal to 50% of the Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower for each fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.04 or for which internal financial statements are available, commencing with the first day of the fiscal quarter during which the Closing Date has occurred; provided
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that such amount shall not be less than zero for any fiscal quarter (this clause (b), the “Growth Amount”), plus
(c)[reserved], plus
(d)[reserved], plus
(e)(i) the cumulative amount of proceeds (including cash and the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) of property other than cash) from the sale of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Stock) of the Borrower, Holdings, Parent or any Parent Entity after the Closing Date and on or prior to such time (including upon exercise of warrants or options), which proceeds have been contributed as common equity to the capital of the Borrower, and (ii) Equity Interests of the Borrower, Holdings, Parent or any Parent Entity issued upon conversion of Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness that is contractually subordinated to the Loan Obligations in right of payment) of the Borrower or any Subsidiary owed to a person other than the Borrower or a Subsidiary to the extent not increasing any other basket under Article VI; provided, that this clause (e) shall exclude proceeds contributed from the issuance of Permitted Cure Securities, Excluded Contributions, sales of Equity Interests financed as contemplated by Section 6.04(e) or used as described in clause (x) of the definition of “EBITDA”, any amount used to incur Indebtedness under Section 6.01(l), any amounts used to finance Restricted Debt Payments pursuant to Section 6.09(b), and any proceeds from the issuance of Equity Interests utilized under Sections 6.04(q), 6.06(c), and 6.09(b)(i)(C), plus
(f)100% of the aggregate amount of contributions as common equity to the capital of the Borrower received in cash (and the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) of property other than cash) after the Closing Date (subject to the same exclusions as are applicable to clause (e) above), plus
(g)100% of the aggregate principal amount of any Indebtedness (including the liquidation preference or maximum fixed repurchase price, as the case may be, of any Disqualified Stock) of the Borrower or any Subsidiary issued after the Closing Date (other than Indebtedness issued to a Subsidiary), which has been converted into or exchanged for Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Stock) in the Borrower, Holdings, Parent or any Parent Entity, (and the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) of any property other than cash received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary upon such conversion or exchange), plus
(h)100% of the aggregate amount received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in cash (and the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) of property other than cash received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary) after the Closing Date from:
(A)    the issuance or sale (other than to the Borrower or any Subsidiary) of the Equity Interests of an Unrestricted Subsidiary to the extent not increasing any other basket under Section 6.04 and in an amount not to exceed the amount of any Investment in such Unrestricted Subsidiary using the Cumulative Credit, or
(B)    any dividend or other distribution by an Unrestricted Subsidiary to the extent not increasing any other basket under Section 6.04 and in an amount not to exceed the amount of any Investment in such Unrestricted Subsidiary using the Cumulative Credit, plus
(i)in the event any Unrestricted Subsidiary has been redesignated as a Subsidiary or has been merged, consolidated or amalgamated with or into, or transfers or conveys its assets to, or is liquidated into, Holdings, the Borrower or any Subsidiary, the fair
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market value (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) of the Investments of Holdings, the Borrower or any Subsidiary in such Unrestricted Subsidiary at the time of such redesignation, combination or transfer (or of the assets transferred or conveyed, as applicable) to the extent not increasing any other basket under Section 6.04 in an amount not to exceed the amount of any Investment in such Unrestricted Subsidiary using the Cumulative Credit, plus
(j)an amount equal to any returns (including dividends, interest, distributions, returns of principal, profits on sale, repayments, income and similar amounts) actually received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in respect of any Investments made pursuant to Section 6.04(j)(X) using the Cumulative Credit (not to exceed the amount of such Investments using the Cumulative Credit), plus
(k)the net proceeds received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary during the period from and including the day immediately following the Closing Date through and including such time in connection with the Disposition to any person (other than the Borrower or any Subsidiary) of any Investment made pursuant to Section 6.04(j)(X), plus
(l)an amount equal to the aggregate fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) of any Term Loans, Incremental Term Loans, Incremental Equivalent Debt, Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Notes contributed to the Holdings, the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries and cancelled after the Closing Date, minus
(m)any amount thereof used to make Investments pursuant to Section 6.04(j)(X) after the Closing Date prior to such time, minus
(n)any amount thereof used to make Restricted Payments pursuant to Section 6.06(e)(X) prior to such time, minus
(o)any amount thereof used to make Restricted Debt Payments pursuant to Section 6.09(b)(i)(E)(x) (other than payments made with proceeds from the issuance of Equity Interests that were excluded from the calculation of the Cumulative Credit pursuant to clause (e) above).
Cure Amount” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 7.03.
Cure Expiration Date” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 7.03.
Cure Right” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 7.03.
Current Assets” shall mean, with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis at any date of determination, all assets (other than cash and Permitted Investments or other cash equivalents) that would, in accordance with GAAP, be classified on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as current assets at such date of determination, other than amounts related to current or deferred Taxes based on income or profits.
Current Liabilities” shall mean, with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis at any date of determination, all liabilities that would, in accordance with GAAP, be classified on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as current liabilities at such date of determination, other than (a) the current portion of any Indebtedness, (b) accruals of Interest Expense (excluding Interest Expense that is due and unpaid), (c) accruals for current or deferred Taxes based on income or profits, (d) accruals, if any, of transaction costs resulting from the Transactions or any Reorganization, (e) accruals of
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any costs or expenses related to (i) severance or termination of employees prior to the Closing Date or (ii) bonuses, pension and other post-retirement benefit obligations, and (f) accruals for add-backs to EBITDA included in clauses (a)(iv), (a)(v), and (a)(vii) of the definition of such term.
Customary Term A Loans” shall mean customary “term A” loans or other loans syndicated primarily to “pro rata” investors, as reasonably determined by the Borrower.
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.
Debt Fund Affiliate” shall mean (a) any Affiliate of the Sponsor that is a bona fide bank, debt fund, distressed asset fund, hedge fund, mutual fund, insurance company, financial institution or an investment vehicle that is engaged in the business of investing in, acquiring or trading commercial loans, bonds and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course, in each case, that is not organized primarily for the purpose of making equity investments, and (b) any investment fund or account of a Permitted Holder managed by third parties (including by way of a managed account, a fund or an index fund in which a permitted investor has invested) that is not organized or used primarily for the purpose of making equity investments, in the case of each of (a) and (b), with respect to which the Sponsor does not, directly or indirectly, possess the power to direct or cause the direction of the investment policies of such entity.
Debt Service” shall mean, with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for any period, Interest Expense for such period, plus scheduled principal amortization of Consolidated Debt for such period.
Debtor Relief Laws” shall mean the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, judicial management, scheme of arrangement, reorganization, or similar debtor relief laws of the United States of America or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect.
Default” shall mean any event or condition that upon notice, lapse of time or both would constitute an Event of Default.
Defaulting Lender” shall mean, subject to Section 2.22, any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank, the Swingline Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans) within two Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Borrower, the Swingline Lender, the Administrative Agent or any Issuing Bank in writing that it does not intend or expect to comply with its funding obligations hereunder or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, or has made a public statement to that effect, (c) has failed, within three Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent
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and the Borrower) or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, other than via an Undisclosed Administration, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action; provided, that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States of America or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.22) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Borrower, each Issuing Bank, the Swingline Lender and each Lender.
Derivative Instrument” means, with respect to any Person, any contract, instrument or other right to receive payment or delivery of cash or other assets (other than any such contract or instrument entered into, or any such right received (x) pursuant to bona fide market making activities or (y) in connection with bona fide hedging activities not entered into for speculative purposes) to which such Person or any Affiliate of such Person that is acting in concert with such Person in connection with such Person’s investment in the Loans (other than a Screened Affiliate) is a party (whether or not requiring further performance by such Person), the value and/or cash flows of which (or any material portion thereof) are materially affected by the value and/or performance of the Loans and/or the creditworthiness of the Borrower, its direct or indirect parent entities and/or any one or more of the Subsidiaries (the “Performance References”).
Designated Non-Cash Consideration” shall mean the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) of non-cash consideration received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in connection with an Asset Sale that is so designated as Designated Non-Cash Consideration by the Borrower, less the amount of cash or cash equivalents received in connection with a subsequent disposition of such Designated Non-Cash Consideration.
Disinterested Director” shall mean, with respect to any person and transaction, a member of the Board of Directors of such person who does not have any material direct or indirect financial interest in or with respect to such transaction.
Dispose” or “Disposed of” shall mean to convey, sell, lease, sell and leaseback, assign, farm-out, transfer or otherwise dispose of any property, business or asset. The term “Disposition” shall have a correlative meaning to the foregoing.
Disqualified Stock” shall mean, with respect to any person, any Equity Interests of such person that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security or other Equity Interests into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event or condition (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (except as a result of a change of control or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior or concurrent repayment in full of the Loans and all other Loan Obligations that are accrued and payable and the termination of the Commitments), (b) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests), in whole or in part, (c) provides for the scheduled payment of
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dividends in cash or (d) is or becomes convertible into or exchangeable for Indebtedness or any other Equity Interests that would constitute Disqualified Stock, in each case, prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the Latest Maturity Date in effect at the time of issuance thereof (provided, that only the portion of the Equity Interests that so mature or are mandatorily redeemable, are so convertible or exchangeable or are so redeemable at the option of the holder thereof prior to such date shall be deemed to be Disqualified Stock). Notwithstanding the foregoing: (i) any Equity Interests issued to any employee or to any plan for the benefit of employees of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such employees shall not constitute Disqualified Stock solely because they may be required to be repurchased by the Borrower or a Subsidiary in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability and (ii) any class of Equity Interests of such person that by its terms authorizes such person to satisfy its obligations thereunder by delivery of Equity Interests that are not Disqualified Stock shall not be deemed to be Disqualified Stock.
Dollars” or “$” shall mean lawful money of the United States of America.
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 to the Administrative Agent to notify) each of the other parties hereto that at least five currently outstanding U.S. 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
(2) the joint election by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower to trigger a fallback from the LIBO Rate and the provision by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Lenders.
EBITDA” shall mean, with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for any period, the Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period plus (a) the sum of (in each case without duplication and to the extent the respective amounts described in subclauses (i) through (xviii) of this clause (a) (x) reduced such Consolidated Net Income (other than clauses (iv), (ix), (xi), (xv), (xvii) and (xviii) below) and (y) were not excluded therefrom for the respective period for which EBITDA is being determined):
(i)(A) provision for Taxes or deferred Taxes based on income, profits, revenue or capital of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period, including, without limitation, capital, federal, state, provincial, territorial, local, franchise and other foreign taxes based on income, profits, revenue or capital and similar Taxes, property Taxes and foreign franchise, excise, withholding or similar Taxes (including penalties and interest related to Taxes or arising from Tax examinations) and the amount of distributions pursuant to Section 6.06(b)(iii) and Section 6.06(b)(v) in respect of such period and (B) any payments to Holdings, Parent or a Parent Entity in respect of Taxes permitted to be made hereunder,
(ii)Interest Expense (and to the extent not included in Interest Expense, (a) fees and expenses paid to the Administrative Agent in connection with its services hereunder, (b) other bank, administrative agency (or trustee) and financing fees (including rating agency fees), (c) all cash dividend payments (excluding items eliminated in consolidation) on any series of preferred stock or Disqualified Stock,
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(d) costs of surety bonds in connection with financing activities (whether amortized or immediately expensed), (e) interest charge on defined benefit liabilities, (f) unwinding of discount on restoration and onerous lease provisions of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period and (g) any losses on Hedging Agreements or other derivative instruments entered into for the purpose of hedging interest or currency exchange rate risk, net of interest income and gains on such Hedging Agreements or such derivative instruments),
(iii)(A) depreciation and amortization expenses of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period including the amortization of goodwill and other intangible assets, deferred financing fees, debt issuance costs, original issue discount and Capitalized Software Expenditures, amortization of unrecognized prior service costs and actuarial gains and losses related to pensions and other post-employment benefits and (B) any impairment charge,
(iv)business optimization expenses and other reorganization and restructuring and realignment initiative charges or reserves, including any one-time costs incurred in connection with the adjustments referred to in clause (ix) below (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall include, without limitation, charges in connection with any integration, restructuring (including any charge relating to any tax restructuring) or transition, any reconstruction, decommissioning, recommissioning or reconfiguration of fixed assets for alternative uses, the effect of inventory optimization programs and/or any curtailment, facility, location, branch, office or business unit closures or consolidations (including but not limited to rent termination costs, moving costs and legal costs), retention or completion costs or bonuses, severance, systems establishment costs, contract termination costs, charges related to any strategic initiative or contract, future lease commitments and excess pension charges) and Pre-Opening Expenses,
(v)any other non-cash charges, including any non-cash impairment charge and any write-offs or write-downs reducing Consolidated Net Income for such period any amortization of intangibles; provided, that for purposes of this subclause (v) of this clause (a), (i) if any such non-cash charges represent an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future period, the Borrower may determine not to add back such non-cash charge in the current period and (ii) to the extent the Borrower does decide to add back any such non-cash charges, any non-cash charges or losses shall be treated as cash charges or losses in any subsequent period during which cash disbursements attributable thereto are made (but excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, amortization of a prepaid cash item that was paid in a prior period),
(vi)(A) the amount of board of director fees and related indemnities and expenses and management, consulting, monitoring, transaction, advisory, transaction, termination and similar fees and related indemnities and expenses (including reimbursements) paid to the Co-Investors and/or their respective Affiliates or management companies (or any accruals related to such fees and related expenses) and payments to outside directors of the Borrower or Holdings, Parent or any Parent Entity actually paid by or on behalf of, or accrued by, such person or any of its subsidiaries during such period and (B) the amount of payments made to optionholders of such person or any Parent Entity in connection with, or as a result of, any distribution being made to equityholders of such person or its Parent Entities, which payments are being made to compensate such optionholders as though they were equityholders at the time of, and entitled to share in, such distribution, in each case to the extent permitted under this Agreement,
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(vii)any expenses or charges (other than depreciation or amortization expense as described in the preceding subclause (iii)) related to any issuance of Equity Interests (including by Holdings, Parent or any Parent Entity), Investment, acquisition, refranchising transaction, New Project, Disposition, merger, consolidation or amalgamation, recapitalization or the incurrence, modification, amendment or repayment of Indebtedness (including any amortization or write-off of debt issuance or deferred financing costs, premiums and prepayment penalties) permitted to be incurred by this Agreement (including repayment, redemption or refinancing thereof) (in each case, whether or not successful), including (x) such fees, expenses or charges related to this Agreement (including rating agency legal and bank fees), (y) any amendment or other modification of the Obligations or other Indebtedness and (z) commissions, discounts, yield and other fees, expenses and charges (including any interest expense) related to any Permitted Securitization Financing,
(viii)the amount of loss or discount in connection with a sale, contribution or other transfer of Receivables, Securitization Assets and any assets related to any Securitization Entity or in connection with a Permitted Securitization Financing, including amortization of loan origination costs and amortization of portfolio discounts,
(ix)pro forma adjustments including expected “run-rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions, other operating improvements, synergies and similar initiatives and restructurings (net of the amount of actual amounts realized) related to (x) the Transactions that are reasonably identifiable and projected by the Borrower in the good faith to result from actions that have been taken, with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or that are expected to be taken (in the good faith determination of the Borrower) within 24 months of the Closing Date (or that have been identified to the Administrative Agent in writing prior to the Closing Date (including by inclusion in any financial model, confidential information memorandum or quality of earnings or similar report or analysis)) and (y) asset sales, acquisitions, Reorganizations, refranchising transaction, investments, dispositions, initiatives with respect to cost savings, operating expense reductions, other operating improvements, synergies and other initiatives, restructurings and specified transactions that are reasonably identifiable and projected by the Borrower in the good faith to result from actions that have been taken, with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or that are expected to be taken (in the good faith determination of the Borrower) within 24 months of the date of consummation of such asset sale, acquisition or other initiative or transaction,
(x)(A) any costs or expense incurred pursuant to any management equity plan or stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement, any tax sharing agreement or tax management agreement, or any stock subscription or shareholder agreement, any pension plan (including any post-employment benefit program which has been agreed to with the relevant pension trustee), any employee benefit trust, any employment benefits program, any long-term incentive plan or any similar equity plan or arrangement (including any deferred compensation arrangement), including, without limitation, pensions or other post-employment benefit costs representing amortization of unrecognized prior service costs, actuarial costs, including amortization of such amounts arising in prior periods, and (B) any charge in connection with the rollover, acceleration or payout of equity interests held by management, in each case under this clause (x), to the extent that such costs or expenses are non-cash or are funded with cash proceeds contributed to the capital of the Borrower or a Subsidiary Loan Party (other than contributions received from the Borrower or another Subsidiary Loan Party) or net cash proceeds of an issuance of Equity Interests of the Borrower (other than Disqualified Stock),
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(xi)add-backs and adjustments of the type and nature (x) reflected in the Company Model, (y) that are consistent with Regulation S-X or (z) contained in a quality of earnings report made available to the Administrative Agent prepared by financial advisors (which financial advisors are (A) a nationally recognized accounting firm or (B) reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent (it being understood and agreed that any of the “Big Four” accounting firms are acceptable)) retained by a Loan Party in connection with a Permitted Business Acquisition or other Investment permitted by Section 6.04,
(xii)the amount of any loss attributable to a New Project, until the date that is 12 months after the date of completing the construction, acquisition, assembling or creation of such New Project, as the case may be; provided, that (A) such losses are reasonably identifiable and factually supportable and (B) losses attributable to such New Project after 12 months from the date of completing such construction, acquisition, assembling or creation, as the case may be, shall not be included in this subclause (xii),
(xiii)with respect to any joint venture that is not a Subsidiary and solely to the extent relating to any net income referred to in clause (v) of the definition of “Consolidated Net Income,” an amount equal to the proportion of those items described in subclauses (i) and (ii) above relating to such joint venture corresponding to the Borrower’s and its Subsidiaries’ proportionate share of such joint venture’s Consolidated Net Income (determined as if such joint venture were a Subsidiary),
(xiv)[reserved],
(xv)the aggregate Residual Amount for such period; provided that for purposes of calculating EBITDA under this Agreement, solely after the occurrence of, and during the continuation of, a Securitization Trigger Condition with respect to a Permitted Securitization Financing, the Residual Amount in this subclause (xv) in respect of such Permitted Securitization Financing shall be deemed to have been reduced during such period pro forma for such event as if such event had occurred at the beginning of the relevant period for which the Residual Amount was calculated pursuant to the applicable Permitted Securitization Documents (it being agreed that on and after such time that a Securitization Trigger Condition is no longer in effect, EBITDA shall be calculated without giving effect to this proviso),
(xvi)the amount of earn-out and other contingent consideration obligations (including to the extent accounted for as bonuses, compensation or otherwise) incurred in connection with (A) acquisitions, refranchising transactions and Investments completed prior to the Closing Date and (B) any acquisition, refranchising transaction or other Investment permitted by this Agreement, in each case, which is paid or accrued in such period; provided that any accrual amount added back pursuant to this clause (xvi) shall not be added back in any subsequent period when paid,
(xvii)the amount of any cash actually received by such person (or the amount of the benefit of any netting arrangement resulting in reduced cash expenditures) during such period and not included in Consolidated Net Income in any period, to the extent that any non-cash gain relating to such cash receipt or netting arrangement was deducted in the calculation of EBITDA pursuant to clause (b) below for any previous period and not added back, and
(xviii)any non-cash charge related to rent expense, including the excess of rent expense over actual cash rent paid during the relevant period due to the use of straight line rent for GAAP purposes;
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minus (b) the sum of (without duplication and to the extent the amounts described in this clause (b) increased such Consolidated Net Income for the respective period for which EBITDA is being determined) non-cash items increasing Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period (but excluding any such items (A) in respect of which cash was received in a prior period or will be received in a future period or (B) which represent the reversal of any accrual of, or cash reserve for, anticipated cash charges that reduced EBITDA in any prior period).
Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is understood and agreed that EBITDA for the fiscal quarters ended on or about June 27, 2020, September 26, 2020, December 26, 2020 and March 27, 2021, respectively, shall be as set forth on Schedule 1.01(H), in each case, as may be further adjusted (without duplication) on a Pro Forma Basis, and giving pro forma effect to any adjustment set forth above.
ECF Threshold Amount” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.11(c).
EEA Financial Institution” shall mean (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country that is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country that is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country that 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” shall mean any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
EEA Resolution Authority” shall mean 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.
Environment” shall mean ambient and indoor air, surface water and groundwater (including potable water, navigable water and wetlands), the land surface or subsurface strata, natural resources such as flora and fauna.
Environmental Laws” shall mean all applicable laws (including common law), rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, orders, binding agreements, decrees or judgments, promulgated or entered into by or with any Governmental Authority, relating in any way to the Environment, preservation or reclamation of natural resources, the generation, use, transport, management, Release or threatened Release of, or exposure to, any hazardous material or to public or employee health and safety matters (to the extent relating to the Environment or hazardous materials).
Environmental Permits” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.16.
Equity Interests” of any person shall mean any and all shares, interests, rights to purchase or otherwise acquire, warrants, options, participations or other equivalents of or interests in (however designated) equity or ownership of such person, including any preferred stock, any limited or general partnership interest and any limited liability company membership interest, and any securities or other rights or interests convertible into or exchangeable for any of the foregoing.
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ERISA” shall mean the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as the same may be amended from time to time and any final regulations promulgated and the rulings issued thereunder.
ERISA Affiliate” shall mean any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with Holdings, the Borrower or a Subsidiary, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code, or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.
ERISA Event” shall mean (a) any Reportable Event or the requirements of Section 4043(b) of ERISA apply with respect to a Plan; (b) with respect to any Plan, the failure to satisfy the minimum funding standard under Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, whether or not waived; (c) a determination that any Plan is, or is expected to be, in “at-risk” status (as defined in Section 303(i)(4) of ERISA or Section 430(i)(4) of the Code); (d) 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, the failure to make by its due date a required installment under Section 430(j) of the Code with respect to any Plan or the failure to make any required contribution to a Multiemployer Plan; (e) the incurrence by Holdings, the Borrower, a Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate of any liability (contingent or otherwise) under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (f) the receipt by Holdings, the Borrower, a Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan under Section 4042 of ERISA, or the occurrence of an event or condition which would reasonably be expected to constitute grounds for the institution of such proceedings; (g) the incurrence by Holdings, the Borrower, a Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate of any liability (contingent or otherwise) with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (h) the receipt by Holdings, the Borrower, a Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from Holdings, the Borrower, a Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, concerning the impending imposition of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA, or in “endangered” or “critical” status, within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 of ERISA; (i) the conditions for imposition of a lien under Section 303(k) of ERISA shall have been met with respect to any Plan; (j) the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of any of Holdings, the Borrower, a Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate from a Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such entity was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; or (k) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate any Plan.
Escrow” means an escrow, trust, collateral or similar account or arrangement holding proceeds of Indebtedness solely for the benefit of an unaffiliated third party; provided that such Escrow is secured only by proceeds of such Indebtedness and the proceeds thereof shall be promptly applied to satisfy and discharge such Indebtedness if the definitive agreement for such transaction is terminated prior to the consummation thereof.
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” shall mean the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.
Eurocurrency Borrowing” shall mean a Borrowing comprised of Eurocurrency Loans.
Eurocurrency Loan” shall mean any Eurocurrency Term Loan or Eurocurrency Revolving Loan.
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Eurocurrency Revolving Facility Borrowing” shall mean a Borrowing comprised of Eurocurrency Revolving Loans.
Eurocurrency Revolving Loan” shall mean any Revolving Facility Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate in accordance with the provisions of Article II.
Eurocurrency Term Loan” shall mean any Term Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate in accordance with the provisions of Article II.
Event of Default” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 7.01.
Excess Cash Flow” shall mean, with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for any Excess Cash Flow Period, Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for such Excess Cash Flow Period, minus, without duplication, (A):
(a)Debt Service for such Excess Cash Flow Period to the extent paid (including (i) fees and expenses paid to the Administrative Agent in connection with its services hereunder, (ii) other bank, administrative or rating agency (or trustee) and financing fees, (iii) costs of surety bonds in connection with financing activities (whether amortized or immediately expensed) and (iv) commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to revolving commitments, letters of credit, bank guarantees, bankers’ acceptances or any similar facilities or financing and Hedging Agreements),
(b)the aggregate principal amount of any voluntary or mandatory payment or prepayment permitted hereunder of term Indebtedness during such Excess Cash Flow Period (other than any voluntary prepayment of the Term Loans and Other First Lien Debt, which shall be the subject of Section 2.11(c)(ii)(A)) and the amount of any voluntary payments of revolving Indebtedness to the extent accompanied by permanent reductions of any revolving facility commitments during such Excess Cash Flow Period (other than any voluntary prepayments of the Revolving Facility Commitment and Other First Lien Debt, which shall be the subject of Section 2.11(c)(ii)(B)), in each case, together with any interest, premium or penalties required to be paid (and actually paid) in connection therewith,
(c)without duplication of amounts deducted pursuant to Section 2.11(c)(ii), (i) Capital Expenditures by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis during such Excess Cash Flow Period that are paid in cash and (ii) the aggregate consideration paid in cash during the Excess Cash Flow Period in respect of Permitted Business Acquisitions, New Project expenditures and other Investments permitted hereunder (excluding Permitted Investments, intercompany Investments in Subsidiaries and Investments made pursuant to Section 6.04(j)(Y) and payments in respect of restructuring activities),
(d)without duplication of amounts deducted pursuant to Section 2.11(c)(ii), Capital Expenditures, Permitted Business Acquisitions, New Project expenditures or other permitted Investments (excluding Permitted Investments and intercompany Investments in Subsidiaries), payments in respect of planned restructuring activities and payments with respect to binding contracts, that the Borrower or any Subsidiary shall, during such Excess Cash Flow Period, become obligated to make or have made or otherwise have anticipated, committed to make during such Excess Cash Flow Period or the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower following the end of such Excess Cash Flow Period with respect thereto; provided, that any amount so deducted shall not be deducted again in a subsequent Excess Cash Flow Period,
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(e)Taxes (including Taxes paid pursuant to any Tax sharing arrangement) paid in cash or Tax reserves set aside in good faith for amounts payable in respect of such Fiscal Year by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries during such Excess Cash Flow Period or that will be paid within six months after the end of such Excess Cash Flow Period and the amount of any distributions made pursuant to Section 6.06(b)(iii) and 6.06(b)(v) during such Excess Cash Flow Period or that will be made within six months after the close of such Excess Cash Flow Period; provided, (x) that with respect to any such amounts to be paid or distributed after the close of such Excess Cash Flow Period, (i) any amount so deducted shall not be deducted again in a subsequent Excess Cash Flow Period, except to the extent such amount has been added back pursuant to clause (B)(g) below and is subsequently paid or distributed, and (ii) appropriate reserves shall have been established in accordance with GAAP and (y) any reserves set aside not actually paid during the Excess Cash Flow Period or such six month period after the Excess Cash Flow Period shall increase Excess Cash Flow in the next subsequent Excess Cash Flow Period,
(f)an amount equal to any increase in Working Capital (other than any increase arising from the recognition or de-recognition of any Current Assets or Current Liabilities upon an acquisition or disposition of a business) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such Excess Cash Flow Period,
(g)cash expenditures made in respect of Hedging Agreements during such Excess Cash Flow Period, to the extent not reflected in the computation of Consolidated Net Income or Interest Expense,
(h)amounts paid in cash pursuant to a long term incentive plan,
(i)without duplication of amounts deducted pursuant to Section 2.11(c)(ii), permitted Restricted Payments paid in cash by the Borrower during such Excess Cash Flow Period and permitted Restricted Payments paid by any Subsidiary to any person other than Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries during such Excess Cash Flow Period, in each case in accordance with Section 6.06,
(j)amounts paid in cash during such Excess Cash Flow Period on account of (A) items that were accounted for as non-cash reductions of Net Income in determining Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in a prior Excess Cash Flow Period and (B) reserves or accruals established in purchase accounting,
(k)the aggregate principal amount of all mandatory prepayments and scheduled repayments of Indebtedness (other than those required due to the incurrence of Indebtedness (other than revolving Indebtedness)), together with the aggregate amount of any interest, premiums, make-whole or penalty payments required to be paid (and actually paid) in connection therewith,
(l)the amount related to items that (x) were added to, excluded from, or not deducted from Net Income in calculating Consolidated Net Income to the extent such items represented (I) a cash payment, loss, charge or expense (other than in respect of Transaction Expenses), in each case of this clause (x), to the extent such payment, loss, charge or expense had not reduced Excess Cash Flow upon the accrual thereof in a prior Excess Cash Flow Period, or (II) an accrual for a cash payment, loss, charge or expense of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries or (y) did not represent cash received by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, in each case of clauses (x) and (y), on a consolidated basis during such Excess Cash Flow Period,
(m)the amount of (x) any deductions attributable to minority interests that were added to or not deducted from Net Income in calculating Consolidated Net Income and (y)
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net income of joint ventures, minority investments or subsidiaries that are not Subsidiaries added to Consolidated Net Income,
(n)any foreign translation losses paid in cash (including any currency re-measurement of Indebtedness, any net gain or loss resulting from Hedging Agreements for currency exchange risk resulting from any intercompany Indebtedness, any foreign currency translation or transaction or any other currency-related risk) to the extent included in calculating Consolidated Net Income,
(o)cash payments by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries made (or committed) in respect of long-term liabilities (including for purposes of clarity, the current portion of such long-term liabilities) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries other than Indebtedness, except to the extent such cash payments were deducted in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income,
(p)to the extent included in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income for such Excess Cash Flow Period, the amount of any insurance proceeds received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary during such period (i) under any “representation and warranty” policy implemented in connection with any acquisition or similar Investment permitted by this Agreement or (ii) representing amounts that were not expensed on the income statement of the Borrower or any Subsidiary,
(q)an amount equal to the amount of all non-cash credits included in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income and cash charges to the extent included in arriving at Consolidated Net Income (excluding any non-cash credit to the extent it represents the reversal of an accrual or reserve for a potential cash item that reduced Consolidated Net Income in any prior Excess Cash Flow Period),
(r)the amount of (x) cash receipts that were added to the calculation of Consolidated Net Income pursuant to the definition thereof, but not actually included in the Borrower’s and its Subsidiaries’ income statement nor the calculation of “consolidated net income” in accordance with GAAP for the applicable period (including such net income resulting from a Permitted Acquisition prior to the time of consummation of such Permitted Acquisition or any other pro forma increase to Consolidated Net Income) or (y) cash expenses or expenditures that were excluded from the calculation of Consolidated Net Income, for which cash was not actually received in such period (including as a result of a credit for amounts expected to be received in a future period, or amounts subject to reimbursement or indemnification), and
(s)without duplication of any other deduction, cash expenditures in respect of pension and other post retirement obligations in such Excess Cash Flow Period,
plus, without duplication, (B):
(a)an amount equal to any decrease in Working Capital (other than any decrease arising from the recognition or de-recognition of any Current Assets or Current Liabilities upon an acquisition or disposition of a business) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such Excess Cash Flow Period,
(b)all amounts referred to in clauses (A)(a), (A)(b), (A)(c), (A)(d) and (A)(i) above to the extent funded with the proceeds of the issuance or the incurrence of long-term Indebtedness (including Capitalized Lease Obligations and purchase money Indebtedness, but excluding proceeds of extensions of credit under any revolving credit facility), in each case to the extent there is a corresponding deduction from Excess Cash Flow above,
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(c)to the extent any permitted Capital Expenditures, Permitted Business Acquisitions, New Project expenditures or permitted Investments, payments in respect of planned restructuring activities and payments with respect to binding contracts referred to in clause (A)(d) above do not occur during the period described in clause (A)(d) above, the amount of such Capital Expenditures, Permitted Business Acquisitions, New Project expenditures, permitted Investments or payments in respect of planned restructuring activities or payments with respect to binding contracts that were not so made in such following period of four consecutive fiscal quarters,
(d)[reserved],
(e)[reserved],
(f)the amount paid in cash related to items that were excluded from or not added to Net Income in connection with calculating Consolidated Net Income to the extent either (i) such items represented cash received by the Borrower or any Subsidiary or (ii) such items do not represent cash paid by the Borrower or any Subsidiary, in each case on a consolidated basis during such Excess Cash Flow Period,
(g)to the extent any payments for Taxes referred to in clause (A)(e) above are not made in the following Excess Cash Flow Period, the amount of Taxes that were not so paid in such following Excess Cash Flow Period;
provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, Excess Cash Flow shall be deemed not to be less than $0 for any Excess Cash Flow Period.
Excess Cash Flow Period” shall mean each Fiscal Year of the Borrower, commencing with the Fiscal Year of the Borrower ending December 31, 2022.
Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Excluded Contributions” shall mean the cash and the fair market value of assets other than cash (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) received by the Borrower after the Closing Date from: (a) contributions to its common Equity Interests, and (b) the sale or issuance (other than to a Subsidiary or to any Subsidiary management equity plan or stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement) of Qualified Equity Interests of the Borrower, in each case designated as Excluded Contributions (which for the avoidance of doubt, shall not include any contribution made pursuant to Section 6.06(i)).
Excluded Indebtedness” shall mean all Indebtedness not incurred in violation of Section 6.01.
Excluded Property” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.10(g).
Excluded Securities shall mean any of the following:
(a)any Equity Interests or Indebtedness with respect to which the Collateral Agent and the Borrower reasonably agree that the cost or other consequences of pledging such Equity Interests or Indebtedness in favor of the Secured Parties under the Security Documents are likely to be excessive in relation to the value (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) to be afforded thereby;
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(b)any voting Equity Interests in excess of 65% of the issued and outstanding voting Equity Interests of (i) any Foreign Subsidiary or (ii) any FSHCO;
(c)any Indebtedness having an individual principal amount less than $5,000,000;
(d)any Equity Interests or Indebtedness to the extent the pledge thereof would be prohibited by any Requirement of Law;
(e)any Equity Interests of any person that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary;
(f)any Equity Interests of any Immaterial Subsidiary, any Unrestricted Subsidiary or any Securitization Entity;
(g)any Equity Interests owned by (i) any Foreign Subsidiary or (ii) any FSHCO;
(h)any Equity Interests of any Subsidiary to the extent that the pledge of such Equity Interests could reasonably be expected to result in material adverse Tax consequences to Holdings, any Parent Entity, the Borrower or any Subsidiary as determined in good faith by the Borrower;
(i)any Equity Interests or Indebtedness that are set forth on Schedule 1.01(A) to this Agreement or that have been identified on or prior to the Closing Date in writing to the Agent by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower and agreed to by the Collateral Agent;
(j)to the extent permitted pursuant to Article VIA, any Indebtedness owned by or owing to Holdings or any Parent Entity, other than intercompany receivables; and
(k)any Margin Stock;
provided that, in no event shall this definition of “Excluded Securities” include the Equity Interests in Holdings, the Borrower or any Subsidiary Loan Party.
Excluded Subsidiary” shall mean any of the following (except as otherwise provided in the definition of Subsidiary Loan Party):
(a)each Immaterial Subsidiary,
(b)each Subsidiary that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary (for so long as such Subsidiary remains a non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary),
(c)each Subsidiary that is prohibited from Guaranteeing or granting Liens to secure the Obligations by any Requirement of Law or that would require consent, approval, license or authorization of a Governmental Authority to Guarantee or grant Liens to secure the Obligations (unless such consent, approval, license or authorization has been received),
(d)each Subsidiary for which the Guaranteeing or granting Liens to secure the Obligations on the Closing Date or at the time such Subsidiary becomes a Subsidiary not in violation of Section 6.09(c) is prohibited by, or would violate, invalidate, terminate (or cause a right of termination in favor of a third party) or cause a breach under any applicable contractual requirement with an unaffiliated third party (and for so long as such restriction or any replacement or renewal thereof is in effect),
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(e)any Securitization Entity,
(f)any Foreign Subsidiary,
(g)any FSHCO,
(h)any Subsidiary that is a Subsidiary of (i) any Foreign Subsidiary or (ii) any FSHCO,
(i)any Captive Insurance Subsidiary,
(j)any Unrestricted Subsidiary,
(k)any not-for-profit Subsidiary,
(l)any other Subsidiary with respect to which, (x) the Administrative Agent and the Borrower reasonably agree that the cost or other consequences of providing a Guarantee of or granting Liens to secure the Obligations are likely to be excessive in relation to the value (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) to be afforded thereby or (y) providing such a Guarantee or granting such Liens could reasonably be expected to result in material adverse Tax consequences as determined in good faith by the Borrower, and
(m)with respect to any Swap Obligation, any Subsidiary that is not an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder.
Excluded Swap Obligation” shall mean, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the Guarantee of such Guarantor or the grant of such security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation, unless otherwise agreed between the Administrative Agent and the Borrower. 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” shall mean, with respect to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder or under any other Loan Document,
(i)Taxes imposed on or measured by its overall net income or branch profits (however denominated, and including (for the avoidance of doubt) any backup withholding in respect thereof under Section 3406 of the Code or any similar provision of state, local or foreign law), and franchise (and similar) Taxes imposed on it (in lieu of net income Taxes), in each case by a jurisdiction (including any political subdivision thereof) as a result of such recipient being organized in, having its principal office in, or in the case of any Lender, having its applicable Lending Office in, such jurisdiction, or as a result of any other present or former connection with such jurisdiction (other than any such connection arising solely from this Agreement or any other Loan Documents or any transactions contemplated thereunder),
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(ii)any U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed on any payment by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder or under any other Loan Document that is required to be imposed on amounts payable to a Lender (other than to the extent such Lender is an assignee pursuant to a request by the Borrower under Section 2.19(b) or 2.19(c)) pursuant to laws in force at the time such Lender becomes a party hereto (or designates a new Lending Office), except to the extent that such Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, immediately prior to the designation of a new Lending Office (or assignment), to receive additional amounts or indemnification payments from any Loan Party with respect to such withholding Tax pursuant to Section 2.17,
(iii)any withholding Tax imposed on any payment by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder or under any other Loan Document that is attributable to the Administrative Agent’s, any Lender’s or any other recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.17(e) or (f), and
(iv)any Tax imposed under FATCA.
Existing Class Loans” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.08(f).
Existing Roll-Over Letters of Credit” shall mean those letters of credit or bank guarantees issued and outstanding as of the Closing Date and set forth on Schedule 1.01(C), which shall each be deemed to constitute a Letter of Credit issued hereunder on the Closing Date.
Existing Securitization Facility” shall mean the facility governed by the Amended and Restated Base Indenture, dated as of April 24, 2018, entered into by and among Driven Brands Funding, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Driven Brands Canada Funding Corporation, a Canadian corporation, and Citibank, N.A., and, as the context requires, the other Transaction Documents as defined thereunder and entered into in connection therewith, in each case, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Extended Revolving Facility Commitment” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(e).
Extended Revolving Loan” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(e).
Extending Lender” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(e).
Extension” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(e).
Facility” shall mean the respective facility and commitments utilized in making Loans and credit extensions hereunder, it being understood that, as of the Closing Date there is one Facility (i.e., the Revolving Facility Commitments established on the Closing Date and the extensions of credit thereunder) and thereafter, the term “Facility” may include any other Class of Commitments and the extensions of credit thereunder.
FATCA” shall mean 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), or any Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder or official administrative interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted
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pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code.
Federal Funds Effective Rate” shall mean, for any day, the rate calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depository institutions (as determined in such manner as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shall set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as the federal funds effective rate; provided, that if the Federal Funds Effective Rate for any day is less than zero, the Federal Funds Effective Rate for such day will be deemed to be zero.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website” means the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.
Fee Letter” shall mean Section 4 of that certain Engagement Letter dated as of May 20, 2021, between JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and the Borrower (as further amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time).
Fees” shall mean the Commitment Fees, the L/C Participation Fees, the Issuing Bank Fees and the Administrative Agent Fees.
Financial Covenant” shall mean the covenant of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries set forth in Section 6.11.
Financial Officer” of any person shall mean the Chief Financial Officer or an equivalent financial officer, principal accounting officer, Treasurer or a director of such person, or a duly authorized signatory of such person who is a Financial Officer of a subsidiary of such person.
Financing Lease Obligations” shall mean, at the time any determination thereof is to be made, the amount of the liability in respect of a financing lease that would at such time be required to be capitalized and reflected as a liability on a balance sheet (excluding the footnotes thereto) in accordance with GAAP; provided that (x) obligations of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries, or of a special purpose or other entity not consolidated with the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, either existing as of December 15, 2018 or created thereafter that initially were not included on the consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower as financing lease obligations and were subsequently recharacterized as financing lease obligations or, in the case of such a special purpose or other entity becoming consolidated with the Borrower and its Subsidiaries were required to be characterized as financing lease obligations upon such consolidation, in either case, due to a change in accounting treatment or otherwise shall for all purposes not be treated as Financing Lease Obligations or Indebtedness and (y) in any case, any liability of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in respect of a lease identified as an “operating lease” by the Borrower shall be excluded from the calculation of the aggregate amount of liabilities hereunder and shall not be required to be treated as Financing Lease Obligations or Indebtedness.
First Amendment” means the Incremental Assumption and First Amendment to this Agreement, dated as of December 17, 2021, by and among the Borrower, Holdings, the Administrative Agent and the 2021 Term Lenders party thereto.
First Amendment Effective Date” means December 17, 2021.
First Lien/First Lien Intercreditor Agreement” shall mean an intercreditor agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit K hereto, (or changes to such agreement that are posted to the Lenders (including through a website maintained by the Borrower or an arranger,
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so long as notice is provided to all of the Lenders and the Lenders have access to such website), and not objected to in writing by the Required Lenders within five (5) business days of posting thereof).
First Lien/Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement” shall mean an intercreditor agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit L hereto (or changes to such agreement that are posted to the Lenders (including through a website maintained by the Borrower or an arranger, so long as notice is provided to all of the Lenders and the Lenders have access to such website), and not objected to in writing by the Required Lenders within five (5) business days of posting thereof).
fiscal quarter” shall mean any of the quarterly accounting periods of Borrower and its Subsidiaries ending on the Applicable Period End Date with respect to each fiscal quarter.
Fiscal Year” shall mean any of the annual accounting period of Borrower and its Subsidiaries ending on the Applicable Period End Date with respect to each fiscal year.
Fixed Amounts” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.04(b).
Flood Documentation” shall mean, with respect to each Mortgaged Property, a completed “life-of-loan” Federal Emergency Management Agency standard flood hazard determination, together with a notice about the status of an area identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency) as a special flood hazard area (each a “Special Flood Hazard Area”) and flood disaster assistance duly executed by the applicable Loan Party relating thereto (to the extent a Mortgaged Property is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area).
Floor” means the benchmark rate floor, if any, provided initially (as of the execution of this Agreement, the modification, amendment or renewal of this Agreement or otherwise) with respect to the LIBO Rate.
foreign” shall mean any jurisdiction other than the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia.
Foreign Lender” shall mean any Lender (a) that is not disregarded as separate from its owner for U.S. federal income Tax purposes and that is not a “United States person” as defined by Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code or (b) that is disregarded as separate from its owner for U.S. federal income Tax purposes and whose regarded owner is not a “United States person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
Foreign Subsidiary” shall mean any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is organized under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia.
Fronting Exposure” shall mean, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, (a) with respect to any Issuing Bank, such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Facility Percentage of Revolving L/C Exposure with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank other than such Revolving L/C Exposure as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof and (b) with respect to the Swingline Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Swingline Exposure other than Swingline Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders.
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FSHCO” shall mean any direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower that has no material assets other than the capital stock or capital stock and Indebtedness of one or more Foreign Subsidiaries.
GAAP” shall mean generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, as in effect from time to time; provided, that at any time after adoption of IFRS by the Borrower (or the relevant reporting entity), the Borrower (or the relevant reporting entity) may elect to apply IFRS for all purposes of this Agreement, and, upon any such election, all references in this Agreement to GAAP shall be construed to mean IFRS; provided, that, if the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrower requests an amendment to any provision of this Agreement to eliminate the effect of any change from GAAP to IFRS, regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change from GAAP to IFRS or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance with this Agreement (and the Administrative Agent is authorized to agree to any such amendment on behalf of the Lenders and will negotiate with the Borrower in good faith).
General Debt Basket” has the meaning assigned to such definition in Section 6.01(k).
Governmental Authority” shall mean any federal, state, local or foreign court or governmental agency, authority, instrumentality or regulatory or legislative body.
Guarantee” of or by any person (the “guarantor”) shall mean (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other monetary obligation payable or performable by another person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the holders of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof or to protect such holders against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of the guarantor securing any Indebtedness or other obligation (or any existing right, contingent or otherwise, of the holder of Indebtedness or other obligation to be secured by such a Lien) of any other person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed by the guarantor; provided, however, that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements of instruments for deposit or collection in the ordinary course of business or customary and reasonable indemnity obligations in effect on the Closing Date or entered into in connection with any acquisition or Disposition of assets permitted by this Agreement (other than such obligations with respect to Indebtedness). The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the Indebtedness in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by such person in good faith.
Guarantee Agreement” shall mean the Guarantee Agreement dated as of the Closing Date as may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, among Holdings, the Borrower, each Subsidiary Loan Party and the Collateral Agent.
guarantor” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “Guarantee.”
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Guarantors” shall mean (i) Holdings, (ii) with respect to the Obligations of any Loan Party in respect of Secured Hedge Agreements or Secured Cash Management Agreements (other than the Obligations of the Borrower), the Borrower, and (iii) each Subsidiary Loan Party that is not the Borrower.
Hazardous Materials” shall mean all pollutants, contaminants, wastes, chemicals, materials, substances and constituents, including, without limitation, explosive or radioactive substances or petroleum by products or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas or pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers or other agricultural chemicals, of any nature subject to regulation or which can give rise to liability under any Environmental Law.
Hedge Bank” shall mean any person that, at the time it enters into a Hedging Agreement (or on the Closing Date), is (or an Affiliate thereof is) (a) an Agent, an Arranger or a Lender, regardless of whether any such person shall thereafter cease to be an Agent, an Arranger or a Lender or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing, (b) identified to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower in writing as a Hedge Bank hereunder (subject to the Administrative Agent’s consent, not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) or (c) listed in Schedule 1.01(F).
Hedging Agreement” shall mean any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, future or derivative transaction, or option or similar agreement involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity or debt instruments or securities, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value, or credit spread transaction, repurchase transaction, reserve repurchase transaction, securities lending transaction, weather index transaction, spot contracts, fixed price physical delivery contracts, or any similar transaction or any combination of these transactions, in each case of the foregoing, whether or not exchange traded; 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 Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries shall be a Hedging Agreement.
Holdings” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the introductory paragraph of this Agreement.
IFRS” shall mean the International Financial Reporting Standards promulgated by the International Accounting Standards Board (or any successor board or agency), which are in effect from time to time; provided, however, that IFRS shall not include any provision of such standards that would require a lease that would be classified as an operating lease under IFRS to be classified as Indebtedness or a finance or capital lease.
Immaterial Subsidiary” shall mean any Subsidiary that did not, as of the last day of the most recent Test Period, have assets with a value in excess of 5.0% of the Consolidated Total Assets or revenues representing in excess of 5.0% of total revenues of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of such date; provided, that the Borrower may elect in its sole discretion to exclude as an Immaterial Subsidiary any Subsidiary that would otherwise meet the definition thereof. Each Immaterial Subsidiary as of the Closing Date shall be set forth in Schedule 1.01(B), and the Borrower shall update such Schedule from time to time after the Closing Date as necessary to reflect all Immaterial Subsidiaries at such time (the selection of Subsidiaries to be added to or removed from such Schedule to be made as the Borrower may determine).
Increased Amount” of any Indebtedness shall mean any increase in the amount of such Indebtedness in connection with any accrual of interest, the accretion of accreted value,
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the amortization of original issue discount or deferred financing fees, the payment of interest or dividends in the form of additional Indebtedness or in the form of Equity Interests, as applicable, the accretion of original issue discount, deferred financing fees or liquidation preference and increases in the amount of Indebtedness outstanding solely as a result of fluctuations in the exchange rate of currencies.
Incremental Amount” shall mean, at the time of the establishment of the commitments in respect of the Indebtedness to be incurred utilizing this definition (or, at the option of the Borrower, at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness), the sum of (without duplication):
(i)the excess (if any) of (a) the greater of $250,000,000 and 1.00 times the EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis for the then most recently ended Test Period over (b) the sum of (x) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all Incremental Term Loans and Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments, in each case incurred or established after the Closing Date and outstanding at such time pursuant to Section 2.21 utilizing this clause (i) (other than Incremental Term Loans and Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments in respect of Refinancing Term Loans, Extended Term Loans, Extended Revolving Facility Commitments or Replacement Revolving Facility Commitments, respectively) and (y) the aggregate principal amount of Incremental Equivalent Debt outstanding at such time that was incurred utilizing this clause (i); plus
(ii)any amounts so long as immediately after giving effect to the establishment of the commitments in respect thereof utilizing this clause (ii) (and assuming any Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments or Incremental Term Loan Commitments established at such time utilizing this clause (ii) are fully drawn unless such commitments have been drawn or have otherwise been terminated) (or, at the option of the Borrower, immediately after giving effect to the incurrence of the Incremental Loans thereunder) and the use of proceeds thereunder, (a) in the case of Incremental Loans secured by Liens on the Collateral that rank pari passu with the Liens on the Collateral securing the 2021 Term Loans, Initial Revolving Loans, the Net First Lien Leverage Ratio on a Pro Forma Basis is not greater than 3.00 to 1.00 (or, if such Indebtedness is incurred in connection with the acquisition of assets or Equity Interests (including a Permitted Business Acquisition and including through a merger or consolidation) or an Investment (including the acquisition of Securitization Assets of or by a Securitization Entity that are or will in twelve months be subject to a Permitted Securitization Financing), where such acquisition, merger, consolidation or Investment is not prohibited by this Agreement, than the greater of (I) 3.00 to 1.00 and (II) the Net First Lien Leverage Ratio in effect immediately prior thereto), (b) in the case of Incremental Loans secured by Liens on the Collateral that rank junior to the Liens on the Collateral securing the 2021 Term Loans, Initial Revolving Loans or secured by Liens on the non-Collateral assets of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, the Net Secured Leverage Ratio on a Pro Forma Basis is not greater than 4.00 to 1.00 (or, if such Indebtedness is incurred in connection with the acquisition of assets or Equity Interests (including a Permitted Business Acquisition and including through a merger or consolidation) or an Investment, where such acquisition, merger, consolidation or Investment is not prohibited by this Agreement, the greater of (I) 4.00 to 1.00 and (II) the Net Secured Leverage Ratio in effect immediately prior thereto) and (c) in the case of any other Incremental Loans, either (I) the Net Total Leverage Ratio on a Pro Forma Basis is not greater than 5.00 to 1.00 (or, if such Indebtedness is incurred in connection with the acquisition of assets or Equity Interests (including a Permitted Business Acquisition and including through a merger or consolidation) or an Investment (including the acquisition of Securitization Assets of or by a Securitization Entity that are or will in twelve months be subject to a Permitted Securitization Financing), where such acquisition, merger, consolidation or
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Investment is not prohibited by this Agreement, the greater of (A) 5.00 to 1.00 and (B) the Net Total Leverage Ratio in effect immediately prior thereto) or (II) the Interest Coverage Ratio on a Pro Forma Basis is not less than 2.00 to 1.00 (or, if such Indebtedness is incurred in connection with the acquisition of assets or Equity Interests (including a Permitted Business Acquisition and including through a merger or consolidation) or an Investment (including the acquisition of Securitization Assets of or by a Securitization Entity that are or will in twelve months be subject to a Permitted Securitization Financing) where such acquisition, merger, consolidation or Investment is not prohibited by this Agreement,, the lesser of (A) 2.00 to 1.00 and (B) the Interest Coverage Ratio in effect immediately prior thereto); provided that, for purposes of this clause (ii), net cash proceeds funded by financing sources upon the incurrence of Incremental Loans incurred at such time shall not be netted against the applicable amount of Consolidated Debt for purposes of such calculation of the Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, the Net Secured Leverage Ratio or the Net Total Leverage Ratio at such time; plus
(iii)the aggregate amount of (A) all prepayments of Term Loans (including Other Term Loans), (B) all voluntary prepayments of Revolving Facility Loans or Incremental Revolving Loans (accompanied by a permanent reduction of Revolving Facility Commitments or Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments, as applicable), (C) all voluntary prepayments of Refinancing Term Loans or Replacement Revolving Loans (accompanied by a permanent reduction of Replacement Revolving Facility Commitments in the case of a prepayment of Replacement Revolving Loans) (to the extent such Refinancing Term Loans or Replacement Revolving Loans were previously applied to the prepayment of any Indebtedness set forth in this clause (iii)), (D) all voluntary prepayments or permanent commitment reductions of any Incremental Equivalent Debt incurred in lieu of clause (i) above, and (E) the principal amount of (or, in the case a below-par Permitted Loan Purchase, the amount of cash used for) all Indebtedness set forth in this clause (iii) that is purchased by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, in each case of this clause (iii), made prior to such time and so long as such prepayment or purchase was not funded with the proceeds of long-term Indebtedness (other than revolving Indebtedness); plus
(iv) in the case of any Incremental Facility or Incremental Equivalent Debt that effectively extends the Maturity Date with respect to any Class of Loans and/or Commitments hereunder, an amount equal to the portion of the relevant Class of Loans or Commitments that will be replaced by such Incremental Facility or Incremental Equivalent Debt; plus
(v)in the case of any Incremental Facility or Incremental Equivalent Debt that effectively replaces any Commitment terminated in accordance with Section 2.19 hereof, an amount equal to the relevant Commitment;
provided, that, for the avoidance of doubt, (A) amounts may be established or incurred utilizing clause (ii) above prior to utilizing clause (i), (iii), (iv) or (v) above, (B) any calculation of the Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, the Net Secured Leverage Ratio or Net Total Leverage Ratio on a Pro Forma Basis pursuant to clause (ii) above may be determined, at the option of the Borrower, without giving effect to any simultaneous establishment or incurrence of any amounts utilizing clause (i), (iii), (iv) or (v) above and (C) any amounts previously incurred utilizing clause (iii), (iv) or (v) above may, at the election of Borrower, later be reclassified as having been established under clause (ii) above, so long as the Borrower meets the requirements of clause (ii) above on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to such reclassification (in which case the amount available under clause (iii), (iv) or (v) shall be increased by the amount so reclassified).
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Incremental Assumption Agreement” shall mean an Incremental Assumption Agreement reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (solely for purposes of giving effect to Section 2.21) among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and, if applicable, one or more Incremental Term Lenders and/or Incremental Revolving Facility Lenders.
Incremental Commitment” shall mean an Incremental Term Loan Commitment or an Incremental Revolving Facility Commitment.
Incremental Equivalent Debt” shall mean Indebtedness incurred under Section 6.01(z)(i).
Incremental Loan” shall mean an Incremental Term Loan or an Incremental Revolving Loan.
Incremental Revolving Borrowing” shall mean a Borrowing comprised of Incremental Revolving Loans.
Incremental Revolving Facility” shall mean any Class of Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments and the Incremental Revolving Loans made thereunder.
Incremental Revolving Facility Commitment” shall mean the commitment of any Lender, established pursuant to Section 2.21, to make Incremental Revolving Loans to the Borrower.
Incremental Revolving Facility Lender” shall mean a Lender with an Incremental Revolving Facility Commitment or an outstanding Incremental Revolving Loan.
Incremental Revolving Loan” shall mean (i) Revolving Facility Loans made by one or more Revolving Facility Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to an Incremental Revolving Facility Commitment to make additional Initial Revolving Loans and (ii) to the extent permitted by Section 2.21 and provided for in the relevant Incremental Assumption Agreement, Other Revolving Loans (including in the form of Extended Revolving Loans or Replacement Revolving Loans, as applicable), or (iii) any of the foregoing.
Incremental Term Borrowing” shall mean a Borrowing comprised of Incremental Term Loans.
Incremental Term Facility” shall mean any Class of Incremental Term Loan Commitments and the Incremental Term Loans made thereunder.
Incremental Term Lender” shall mean a Lender with an Incremental Term Loan Commitment or an outstanding Incremental Term Loan.
Incremental Term Loan Commitment” shall mean the commitment of any Lender, established pursuant to Section 2.21, to make Incremental Term Loans to the Borrower.
Incremental Term Loan Installment Date” shall have, with respect to any Class of Incremental Term Loans established pursuant to an Incremental Assumption Agreement, the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.10(a)(iv).
Incremental Term Loans” shall mean (i) Term Loans made by one or more Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(d) consisting of additional Term Loans and (ii) to the extent permitted by Section 2.21 and provided for in the relevant Incremental Assumption Agreement, Other Term Loans (including in the form of Extended Term Loans or Refinancing Term Loans, as applicable), or (iii) any of the foregoing.
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Incurrence-Based Amounts” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.04(b).
Indebtedness” of any person shall mean, if and to the extent (other than with respect to clause (i)) the same would constitute indebtedness or a liability on a balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property or assets purchased by such person, (d) all obligations of such person issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than such obligations accrued in the ordinary course), to the extent that the same would be required to be shown as a long-term liability on a balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP, (e) all Financing Lease Obligations of such person, (f) all net payments that such person would have to make in the event of an early termination, on the date Indebtedness of such person is being determined, in respect of outstanding Hedging Agreements, (g) the principal component of all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such person as an account party in respect of letters of credit, (h) the principal component of all obligations of such person in respect of bankers’ acceptances, (i) all Guarantees by such person of Indebtedness described in clauses (a) to (h) above and (j) the amount of all obligations of such person with respect to the redemption, repayment or other repurchase of any Disqualified Stock (excluding accrued dividends that have not increased the liquidation preference of such Disqualified Stock); provided, that Indebtedness shall not include (A) trade and other ordinary-course payables, accrued expenses, and intercompany liabilities arising in the ordinary course of business, (B) prepaid or deferred revenue, (C) purchase price holdbacks arising in the ordinary course of business in respect of a portion of the purchase prices of an asset to satisfy unperformed obligations of the seller of such asset, (D) obligations under or in respect of any Permitted Securitization Guarantees, (E) earn-out obligations until such obligations are past due and have not been paid on the due date thereof, (F) obligations in respect of Third Party Funds, (G) in the case of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (I) all intercompany Indebtedness having a term not exceeding 364 days (inclusive of any roll-over or extensions of terms) and made in the ordinary course of business and (II) intercompany liabilities in connection with the cash management, Tax and accounting operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (H) defined benefit liabilities or (I) the Indebtedness of any person (except for purposes of calculating the Interest Coverage Ratio to the extent the interest expense in respect thereof is not covered by proceeds held in Escrow or in connection with any test date of any Limited Condition Transaction or any test related to a subsequent transaction), incurred in advance of, and the proceeds of which are to be applied in connection with, the consummation of a transaction solely to the extent the proceeds thereof are and continue to be held in an Escrow and are not otherwise made available to such person, and, for the avoidance of doubt, such Indebtedness subject to Escrow must be incurred in compliance with the provisions of this Agreement (including the LCT Provisions). The Indebtedness of any person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership in which such person is a general partner, other than to the extent that the instrument or agreement evidencing such Indebtedness limits the liability of such person in respect thereof.
Indemnified Taxes” shall mean all Taxes imposed on or with respect to or measured by any payment by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder or under any other Loan Document other than (a) Excluded Taxes and (b) Other Taxes.
Indemnitee” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.05(c).
Ineligible Institution” shall mean (i) any Person identified as a “Disqualified Lender” in writing to the Arrangers by the Borrower or an Affiliate of the Borrower on or prior to the Closing Date (and any Affiliate of such Person clearly identifiable based on the name of such Affiliate), (ii) any bona fide business competitor of the Sponsor, the Borrower or any of
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their respective subsidiaries identified in writing as such to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower from time to time (and any Affiliate of such competitor clearly identifiable based on the name of such Affiliate (other than a Bona Fide Debt Fund)) and (iii) any person identified in writing to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower from time to time as an Affiliate of any Ineligible Institution under clauses (i) or (ii); provided, that (x) no such updates pursuant to clauses (ii) or (iii) shall be deemed to retroactively disqualify any parties that have previously acquired an assignment or participation interest in respect of the Loans from continuing to hold or vote such previously acquired assignments and participations on the terms set forth herein for Lenders that are not Ineligible Institutions, (y) the Borrower may update the list of Ineligible Institutions to remove Ineligible Institutions it has previously identified from time to time and (z) such updates pursuant to clauses (ii) and (iii) shall be deemed effective two (2) Business Days after such update is provided in writing to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower.
Information” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.14(a).
Initial Revolving Loan” shall mean a Revolving Facility Loan made (i) pursuant to the Revolving Facility Commitments in effect on the Closing Date (as the same may be amended from time to time in accordance with this Agreement) or (ii) pursuant to any Incremental Revolving Facility Commitment on the same terms as the Revolving Facility Loans referred to in clause (i) of this definition.
Inside Maturity Debt” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(b)(iii).
Inside Maturity Exception Amount” shall mean up the greater of $300,000,000 and 1.00 times the EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis for the then most recently ended Test Period.
Intellectual Property” shall mean all U.S. and non-U.S. (a) patents, (b) trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, and other source identifiers, designs and domain names, (c) copyrights, (d) design rights, inventions, original works of authorship, trade secrets, confidential information, know-how and all other intellectual property rights and interests, whether registered or unregistered and (e) all registrations and applications for registration therefor.
Intercreditor Agreement” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.11.
Interest Coverage Ratio” shall mean, on any date, the ratio of (a) EBITDA to (b) Cash Interest Expense, in each case, for the Test Period most recently ended as of such date, all determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that the Interest Coverage Ratio shall be determined for the relevant Test Period on a Pro Forma Basis.
Interest Election Request” shall mean a request by the Borrower to convert or continue a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.07 and substantially in the form of Exhibit D or another form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Interest Expense” shall mean, with respect to any person for any period, the sum of (a) gross interest expense of such person for such period on a consolidated basis, including the portion of any payments or accruals with respect to Financing Lease Obligations allocable to interest expense and including amortization of deferred financing fees and original issue discount, debt issuance costs, commissions, fees and expenses, expensing of any bridge, commitment or other financing fees and non-cash interest expense attributable to movement in mark to market of obligations in respect of Hedging Agreements or other derivatives (in each
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case permitted hereunder) under GAAP and the cash interest expense of Indebtedness for which the proceeds are held in Escrow (except, excluding the interest expense in respect thereof that is covered by such proceeds held in Escrow) and (b) capitalized interest of such person, minus (c) interest income for such period; provided, that any interest expense that was not treated as Indebtedness prior to the Closing Date but which are subsequently required to be accounted for as a liability in accordance with GAAP shall be excluded in the determination of Interest Expense. For purposes of the foregoing, gross interest expense shall be determined after giving effect to any net payments made or received and costs incurred by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries with respect to Hedging Agreements, and interest on a Financing Lease Obligation shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by the Borrower to be the rate of interest implicit in such Financing Lease Obligation in accordance with GAAP.
Interest Payment Date” shall mean, (a) with respect to any Eurocurrency Loan, (i) the last day of the Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of which such Loan is a part, (ii) in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing with an Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day that would have been an Interest Payment Date had successive Interest Periods of three months’ duration been applicable to such Borrowing and (iii) in addition, the date of any refinancing or conversion of such Borrowing with or to a Borrowing of a different Type, (b) with respect to any ABR Loan, the last Business Day of each calendar quarter, and (c) with respect to any Swingline Loan, the day that such Swingline Loan is required to be repaid pursuant to Section 2.09(a).
Interest Period” shall mean, as to any Eurocurrency Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Borrowing or on the last day of the immediately preceding Interest Period applicable to such Borrowing, as applicable, and ending on the numerically corresponding day (or, if there is no numerically corresponding day, on the last day) in the calendar month that is 1, 3 or 6 months thereafter (or 12 months, if at the time of the relevant Borrowing, all relevant Lenders make interest periods of such length available or, if agreed to by the Administrative Agent, any shorter period), as the Borrower may elect; provided, however, that 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. Interest shall accrue from and including the first day of an Interest Period to but excluding the last day of such Interest Period.
Interpolated Rate” shall mean, in relation to the LIBOR Screen Rate, the rate which results from interpolating on a linear basis between:
(a)    the applicable LIBOR Screen Rate for the longest period (for which that LIBOR Screen Rate is available) which is less than the Interest Period of that Loan; and
(b)    the applicable LIBOR Screen Rate for the shortest period (for which that LIBOR Screen Rate is available) which exceeds the Interest Period of that Loan,
each as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period of that Loan.
Investment” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.04.
IPO” shall mean the underwritten public offering of the Equity Interests of Parent on January 20, 2021.
IRS” shall mean the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
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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.
Issuing Bank” shall mean (i) JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., (ii) for purposes of the Existing Roll-Over Letters of Credit, the Issuing Bank set forth on Schedule 1.01(C), and (iii) each other Issuing Bank designated pursuant to Section 2.05(l), in each case in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, and its successors in such capacity. An Issuing Bank may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by any branch or Affiliate of such Issuing Bank, in which case the term “Issuing Bank” shall include any such branch or Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such branch or Affiliate.
Issuing Bank Fees” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.12(b).
Joint Bookrunners” shall mean, collectively, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., BofA Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC.
Junior Financing” shall mean any Indebtedness that is subordinated in right of payment to the Loan Obligations.
Junior Liens” shall mean Liens on the Collateral that are junior to the Liens thereon securing the Revolving Facility Loans (and other Loan Obligations that are pari passu with the Revolving Facility Loans) pursuant to a Permitted Junior Intercreditor Agreement (it being understood that Junior Liens are not required to be pari passu with other Junior Liens, and that Indebtedness secured by Junior Liens may have Liens that are senior in priority to, or pari passu with, or junior in priority to, other Liens constituting Junior Liens).
L/C Disbursement” shall mean a payment or disbursement made by an Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.
L/C Participation Fee” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.12(b).
Latest Maturity Date” shall mean, at any date of determination, the latest Revolving Facility Maturity Date or the latest Term Facility Maturity Date, in each case, then in effect on such date of determination.
LCT Election” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.04.
LCT Provisions” means the provisions in Section 1.04 in connection with any Limited Condition Transaction.
LCT Test Date” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.04.
Legal Reservations” shall mean (a) the principle that equitable remedies are remedies which may be granted or refused at the discretion of the court, the principle of reasonableness and fairness, the limitation of enforcement by laws relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, liquidation, reorganization, court schemes, moratoria, administration and other laws generally affecting the rights of creditors and secured creditors, (b) the time barring of claims under applicable statutes of limitation, the possibility that an undertaking to assume liability for or indemnify a person against non-payment of stamp duty may be void and defenses of set-off or
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counterclaim, (c) similar principles, right and defenses under the laws of any relevant jurisdiction and (d) any other matters which are set out as qualifications or reservations as to matters of law of general application in any legal opinion delivered in connection with the Loan Documents.
Lender” shall mean each financial institution listed on Schedule 2.01 (other than any such person that has ceased to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Acceptance in accordance with Section 9.04), as well as any person that becomes a “Lender” hereunder pursuant to Section 9.04 or Section 2.21. Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the term “Lenders” shall include any Swingline Lender.
Lending Office” shall mean, as to any Lender, the applicable branch, office or Affiliate of such Lender designated by such Lender to make Loans.
letter of credit” shall mean any letter of credit or bank guarantee.
Letter of Credit” shall mean any letter of credit or bank guarantee issued pursuant to Section 2.05. Each Existing Roll-Over Letter of Credit shall be deemed to constitute a Letter of Credit issued hereunder on the Closing Date for all purposes of the Loan Documents.
Letter of Credit Commitment” shall mean, with respect to each Issuing Bank, the commitment of such Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.05.
Letter of Credit Sublimit” shall mean the aggregate Letter of Credit Commitments of the Issuing Banks, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $25,000,000 or such larger amount not to exceed the Revolving Facility Commitment as the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank may agree.
Liabilities” means any losses, claims (including intraparty claims), demands, damages or liabilities of any kind.

LIBO Rate” shall mean for any Interest Period as to any Eurocurrency Borrowing, (i) the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate which appears on the page of the Reuters Screen which displays the London interbank offered rate (“LIBOR”) administered by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (such page currently being the LIBOR01 page) (the “LIBOR Screen Rate”) for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period in Dollars, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time), two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, or (ii) in the event the rate referenced in the preceding clause (i) does not appear on such page or service or if such page or service shall cease to be available, the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate on such other page or other service which displays the LIBOR Screen Rate for deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period in Dollars, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London, England time) two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that if LIBOR Screen Rates are quoted under either of the preceding clauses (i) or (ii), but there is no such quotation for the Interest Period elected, the LIBOR Screen Rate shall be equal to the Interpolated Rate; and provided, further, that if any such rate determined pursuant to the preceding clauses (i) or (ii) is less than zero, the LIBO Rate will be deemed to be zero.
LIBOR” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “LIBO Rate.”
LIBOR Screen Rate” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “LIBO Rate.”
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Lien” shall mean, with respect to any asset, (a) any mortgage, assignment or transfer for security purposes, deed of trust, lien, hypothecation, pledge, charge, security interest or similar monetary encumbrance in or on such asset and (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; provided, that in no event shall an operating lease or an agreement to sell be deemed to constitute a Lien.
Limited Condition Transaction” shall mean (i) any acquisition or similar Investment by the Borrower or one or more of its Subsidiaries permitted pursuant to this Agreement whose consummation is not conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party financing and (ii) any redemption, defeasance, satisfaction and discharge or repayment of Indebtedness requiring irrevocable notice in advance of such redemption, repurchase, defeasance, satisfaction and discharge or repayment.
Loan Documents” shall mean (i) this Agreement, (ii) the Guarantee Agreement, (iii) the Security Documents, (iv) each Incremental Assumption Agreement, (v) any Intercreditor Agreement, (vi) any Note issued under Section 2.09(e), (vii) the Letters of Credit, (viii) solely for the purposes of Sections 4.02 and 7.01 hereof, the Fee Letter, and (ix) the First Amendment.
Loan Obligations” shall mean (a) the due and punctual payment by the Borrower of (i) the unpaid principal of and interest (including interest accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding) on the Loans made to the Borrower under this Agreement, when and as due, whether at maturity, by acceleration, upon one or more dates set for prepayment or otherwise, (ii) each payment required to be made by the Borrower under this Agreement in respect of any Letter of Credit, when and as due, including payments in respect of reimbursement of disbursements, interest thereon (including interest accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding) and obligations to provide Cash Collateral and (iii) all other monetary obligations of the Borrower owed under or pursuant to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, including obligations to pay fees, expense reimbursement obligations and indemnification obligations, whether primary, secondary, direct, contingent, fixed or otherwise (including monetary obligations incurred during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding), and (b) the due and punctual payment of all obligations of each other Loan Party under or pursuant to each of the Loan Documents.
Loan Parties” shall mean Holdings, the Borrower and the Subsidiary Loan Parties.
Loans” shall mean the Term Loans, the Revolving Facility Loans and the Swingline Loans.
Long Derivative Instrument” means a Derivative Instrument (i) the value of which generally increases, and/or the payment or delivery obligations by the holder of such Derivative Instrument generally decrease, with positive changes to the Performance References and/or (ii) the value of which generally decreases, and/or the payment or delivery obligations by the holder of such Derivative Instrument generally increase, with negative changes to the Performance References.
Majority Lenders” of any Facility shall mean, at any time, Lenders under such Facility having Loans and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of all
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Loans outstanding under such Facility and unused Commitments under such Facility at such time (subject to the last paragraph of Section 9.08(b)).
Management Group” shall mean the group consisting of the directors, executive officers and other management personnel of the Borrower, any Subsidiary, Holdings or any Parent Entity, as the case may be, on the Closing Date after giving effect to the Transactions together with (a) any new directors whose election by such boards of directors or whose nomination for election by the equityholders of the Borrower, any Subsidiary, Holdings or any Parent Entity, as the case may be, was approved by the Permitted Holders or a vote of a majority of the directors of the Borrower, any Subsidiary, Holdings or any Parent Entity, as the case may be, then still in office who were either directors on the Closing Date after giving effect to the Transactions or whose election or nomination was previously so approved and (b) executive officers and other management personnel of the Borrower, any Subsidiary, Holdings or any Parent Entity, as the case may be, hired at a time when the directors on the Closing Date after giving effect to the Transactions together with the directors so approved constituted a majority of the directors of the Borrower, any Subsidiary or Holdings, as the case may be.
Margin Stock” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Regulation U.
Material Adverse Effect” shall mean a material adverse effect on the business, property, operations or financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or, subject to any Legal Reservations and perfection requirements set out in the Loan Documents, the validity or enforceability of any of the Loan Documents or the material rights and remedies (taken as a whole) of the Administrative Agent thereunder.
Material Indebtedness” shall mean Indebtedness (other than Loans and Letters of Credit) of any one or more of the Borrower or any Subsidiary in an aggregate principal amount exceeding the Threshold Amount.
Material Intellectual Property” shall mean any Intellectual Property owned by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries that is material to the business of Borrower and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole (whether owned as of the Closing Date or thereafter acquired).
Material Real Property” shall mean any parcel or parcels of Real Property now or hereafter owned in fee simple (or local equivalent) by any Loan Party that is located in the United States and having a fair market value (on a per-property basis) of at least $10,000,000 as of (x) the Closing Date, for Real Property now owned or (y) the date of acquisition, for Real Property acquired after the Closing Date, in each case as determined by the Borrower in good faith; provided, that “Material Real Property” shall not include (i) any Real Property in respect of which a Loan Party does not own the land in fee simple, (ii) any Real Property located in a “flood hazard zone” and/or (iii) any Real Property which a Loan Party leases to a third party.
Material Subsidiary” shall mean any Subsidiary other than an Immaterial Subsidiary.
Maximum Rate” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.09.
MFN Provisions” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(b)(vii).
Minimum L/C Collateral Amount” shall mean, at any time, in connection with any Letter of Credit, (i) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances, an amount equal to 102% of the Revolving L/C Exposure with respect to such Letter of Credit at such time and (ii) otherwise, an amount sufficient to provide credit support with respect
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to such Revolving L/C Exposure as determined by the applicable Issuing Bank in its sole discretion.
Moody’s” shall mean Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and its successors and assigns.
Mortgaged Properties” shall mean (i) the Material Real Properties that are identified on Schedule 1.01(E) and (ii) each additional Material Real Property required to be encumbered by a Mortgage pursuant to Section 5.10.
Mortgages” shall mean, collectively, the mortgages, trust deeds, deeds of trust, deeds to secure debt, assignments of leases and rents, and other security documents (including amendments to any of the foregoing) delivered with respect to Mortgaged Properties, each in such form as is reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent and the Borrower, in each case, as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Multiemployer Plan” shall mean a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA to which Holdings, the Borrower or any Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate (other than one considered an ERISA Affiliate only pursuant to subsection (m) or (o) of Code Section 414) is making or accruing an obligation to make contributions, has within any of the preceding six plan years made or accrued an obligation to make contributions, or has any liability (contingent or otherwise).
Net First Lien Leverage Ratio” shall mean, on any date, the ratio of (A) (i) the sum of, without duplication, (x) the aggregate principal amount of any Consolidated Debt consisting of Loan Obligations outstanding as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended as of such date (other than Loan Obligations that are unsecured or secured only by Junior Liens) and (y) the aggregate principal amount of any other Consolidated Debt of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries outstanding as of the last day of such Test Period that is (x) then secured by Liens on the Collateral that are Other First Liens and (y) not subordinated in right of payment to the Loan Obligations less (ii) without duplication, the Unrestricted Cash and unrestricted Permitted Investments of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the last day of such Test Period, to (B) EBITDA for such Test Period, all determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided, that the Net First Lien Leverage Ratio shall be determined for the relevant Test Period on a Pro Forma Basis.
Net Income” shall mean, with respect to any person, the net income (loss) of such person, determined in accordance with GAAP and before any reduction in respect of preferred stock dividends.
Net Long Representation” has the meaning specified in Section 9.25(a).
Net Proceeds” shall mean:
(a)100% of the cash proceeds actually received by the Borrower or any other Loan Party (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 and excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any other consideration received in the form of assumption by the acquiring person of Indebtedness or other obligations relating to the properties or assets that are the subject of such Prepayment Asset Sale or received in any other non-cash form) from any Prepayment Asset Sale, net of (i) attorneys’ fees, accountants’ fees, investment banking fees, survey costs, title insurance premiums, and related search and recording charges, transfer taxes, deed or mortgage recording taxes, required debt payments and required payments of other obligations relating to the
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applicable asset to the extent such debt or obligations are secured by a Lien permitted hereunder (other than (x) pursuant to the Loan Documents or (y) if such debt or obligations are secured by a Lien on the Collateral that ranks on an equal priority to the Liens on the Collateral securing the obligations under the Loan Documents) on such asset, other customary expenses and brokerage, consultant and other customary fees actually incurred in connection therewith, (ii) Taxes paid or payable (in the good faith determination of the Borrower) as a result thereof (including the amount of any distributions in respect thereof pursuant to Section 6.06(b)(iii) or Section 6.06(b)(v) and including any repatriation costs associated with repatriation of such proceeds from the applicable recipient to the Borrower), (iii) the amount of any reasonable reserve established in accordance with GAAP against any adjustment to the sale price or any liabilities (other than any Taxes deducted pursuant to clause (i) or (ii) above) (x) related to any of the applicable assets and (y) retained by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries including, without limitation, pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations associated with such transaction (however, the amount of any subsequent reduction of such reserve (other than in connection with a payment in respect of any such liability) shall be deemed to be cash proceeds of such Asset Sale occurring on the date of such reduction), (iv) any costs associated with unwinding any related Hedging Obligations in connection with such transaction, (v) the principal amount of any Indebtedness that is secured by the asset subject to such Prepayment Asset Sale and that is repaid in connection with such Prepayment Asset Sale (other than Indebtedness under the Loan Documents and Indebtedness that is secured by Liens ranking junior to the Liens securing any Indebtedness under the Loan Documents) and (vi) payments made on a ratable basis (or less than ratable basis) to holders of non-controlling interests in non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries as a result of such Asset Sale; provided, that the Borrower may elect to use any portion of such proceeds, (A) within eighteen (18) months of such receipt, to acquire, maintain, develop, construct, improve, upgrade or repair assets or other property useful in the business of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries or to make Capital Expenditures, Permitted Business Acquisitions and other Investments permitted hereunder (excluding Permitted Investments or intercompany Investments in Subsidiaries) or to reimburse the cost of any of the foregoing incurred on or after the date on which the Asset Sale giving rise to such proceeds was contractually committed, and/or (B) to prepay Indebtedness incurred to fund amounts and/or replenish cash so “reinvested” in the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries or otherwise utilized as contemplated in clause (A) during the six (6) month period prior to receipt of such Net Proceeds), then in each case of clauses (A) and (B) such portion of such proceeds shall not constitute Net Proceeds except, in the case of clause (A), to the extent not, within eighteen (18) months of such receipt, so used or contractually committed to be so used (it being understood that if any portion of such proceeds are not so used within such eighteen (18) month period but within such eighteen (18) month period are contractually committed to be used, then such remaining portion if not so used within six (6) months following the end of such eighteen (18) month period shall constitute Net Proceeds as of such date without giving effect to this proviso); provided, further, that (x) no net cash proceeds calculated in accordance with the foregoing realized in a single transaction or series of related transactions shall constitute Net Proceeds unless such net cash proceeds shall exceed the greater of $45,000,000 and 0.15 times the EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis for the then most recently ended Test Period (and thereafter only net cash proceeds in excess of such amount shall constitute Net Proceeds), (y) if at the time of receipt of such net cash proceeds or at any time during the 18 month (or 24 month, as applicable) reinvestment period contemplated by the immediately preceding proviso, if on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to the Asset Sale and the application of the proceeds thereof, the Net Total Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 4.50 to 1.00, 50% of such net cash proceeds that would otherwise constitute Net Proceeds under this proviso shall not constitute Net Proceeds and (z) if at the time of receipt of such net cash proceeds or at any time during the 18 month (or 24 month, as applicable) reinvestment period contemplated by the immediately preceding proviso, if on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to the Asset Sale and the application of the proceeds thereof, the Net Total Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 4.00 to
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1.00, 100% of such net cash proceeds that would otherwise constitute Net Proceeds under this proviso shall not constitute Net Proceeds; and
(b)100% of the cash proceeds from the incurrence, issuance or sale by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Indebtedness (other than Excluded Indebtedness), net of all Taxes and fees (including investment banking fees), commissions, costs and other expenses, in each case incurred in connection with such incurrence, issuance or sale.
Net Secured Leverage Ratio” shall mean, on any date, the ratio of (A) (i) the sum of, without duplication, (x) the aggregate principal amount of any Consolidated Debt consisting of Loan Obligations outstanding as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended as of such date other than Loan Obligations that are unsecured) and (y) the aggregate principal amount of any other Consolidated Debt of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries outstanding as of the last day of such Test Period that is (x) then secured by Liens on the Collateral and (y) not subordinated in right of payment to the Loan Obligations less (ii) without duplication, the Unrestricted Cash and unrestricted Permitted Investments of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the last day of such Test Period, to (B) EBITDA for such Test Period, all determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided, that the Net Secured Leverage Ratio shall be determined for the relevant Test Period on a Pro Forma Basis.
Net Short” means, with respect to any Lender, as of the applicable date of determination, either (a) the value of its Short Derivative Instruments exceeds the sum of (x) the value of its Loans and other debt for borrowed money issued by or other contractual obligations of the Borrower, its direct or indirect parent entities and its Subsidiaries (with the value of the Loans and any other traded debt to be the trading price quoted by a reputable pricing source for the prior trading day and the value of any other debt for borrowed money not to exceed the trading price for any traded debt with comparable or shorter maturity and comparable or better credit support) (giving effect to any participation or other similar transfers of interest in such Loans or debt for borrowed money either held or sold by such Lender to the extent such participation or transfer does not otherwise constitute a Derivative Instrument) plus (y) the value of its Long Derivative Instruments as of such date of determination or (b) it is reasonably expected that such would have been the case were a “Failure to Pay” or “Bankruptcy Credit Event” (each as defined in the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions) or any similar or equivalent definition to have occurred with respect to the Borrower or any Guarantor immediately prior to such date of determination; provided, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, (I) Derivative Instruments in respect of an index that includes the Parent or any Subsidiary or any instrument issued or guaranteed by the Parent or any other Subsidiary shall not be deemed to create a short position with respect to such Indebtedness, so long as (1) such index is not created, designed, administered or requested by such Lender or its Affiliates and (2) the Borrower and the other Subsidiaries and any instrument issued or guaranteed by the Borrower or the Subsidiaries, collectively, shall represent less than 5% of the components of such index and (II) credit derivative transactions or other derivatives transactions not documented using the ISDA Definitions shall be deemed to create a short position with respect to any Indebtedness if such transactions offer the Lender or its Affiliates protection against a decline in the value of such Indebtedness, or in the credit quality of the Parent or any Subsidiary, in each case, other than as part of an index so long as (x) such index is not created, designed, administered or requested by such Lender or its Affiliates and (y) the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, and any instrument issued or guaranteed by the Borrower or the Subsidiaries, collectively, shall represent less than 5% of the components of such index.
Net Short Representation” has the meaning specified in Section 9.25(a).
Net Total Leverage Ratio” shall mean, on any date, the ratio of (A) (i) the aggregate principal amount of any Consolidated Debt of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries outstanding as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended as of such date less (ii) without duplication, the Unrestricted Cash and unrestricted Permitted Investments of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the last day of such Test Period, to (B) EBITDA for such Test Period, all determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided, that the Net Total Leverage Ratio shall be determined for the relevant Test Period on a Pro Forma Basis.
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New Class Loans” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.08(f).
New Parent” shall mean any person so long as such person directly or indirectly holds 100% of the total voting power of the Equity Interests of the Borrower, and at the time such person acquired such voting power, no person, entity or “group” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) or 14(d) of the Exchange Act, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such person, entity or “group” and its subsidiaries and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan), other than the Permitted Holders (or any holding company parent of the Borrower owned directly or indirectly by the Permitted Holders), shall at any time have acquired direct or indirect beneficial ownership (as defined in Rules 13(d)-3 and 13(d)-5 under the Exchange Act) of voting power of the outstanding Voting Stock of such person (or if such person is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent, Parent) having more than the greater of (x) 40% of the ordinary voting power for the election of directors of such person (or Parent, as applicable) and (y) the percentage of the total voting power of all of the outstanding voting stock of such person (or Parent, as applicable) owned directly or indirectly by the Permitted Holders.
New Project” shall mean (x) each location, plant, facility, branch, office or business unit which is either a new location, plant, facility, branch, office or business unit or an expansion, relocation, remodeling, refurbishment or substantial modernization of an existing location, plant, facility, branch, office or business unit owned by the Borrower or the Subsidiaries or the subsidiaries which in fact commences operations and (y) each creation (in one or a series of related transactions) of a business unit, product line or information technology offering to the extent such business unit commences operations or such product line or information technology is offered or each expansion (in one or a series of related transactions) of business into a new market or through a new distribution method or channel.
Non-Bank Tax Certificate” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.17(f)(i).
Non-Consenting Lender” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.19(c).
Non-Defaulting Lender” shall mean, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
Note” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(e).
Obligations” shall mean, collectively, (a) the Loan Obligations, (b) obligations in respect of any Secured Cash Management Agreement and (c) obligations in respect of any Secured Hedge Agreement.
OFAC” shall have the meaning provided in Section 3.25(b).
Other First Lien Debt” shall mean Indebtedness secured by Other First Liens.
Other First Liens” shall mean Liens on the Collateral that are pari passu with the Liens thereon securing the Initial Revolving Loans (and other Loan Obligations that are pari passu with the Initial Revolving Loans) pursuant to a Permitted Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement.
Other Revolving Facility Commitments” shall mean Incremental Revolving Facility Commitments to make Other Revolving Loans.
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Other Revolving Loans” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21.
Other Taxes” shall mean any and all present or future stamp or documentary Taxes or any other intangible, mortgage recording or similar Taxes arising from any payment made hereunder or under any other Loan Document or from the execution, registration, delivery or enforcement of, consummation or administration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, the Loan Documents, except any such Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment.
Other Term Loans” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21 (including in the form of Extended Term Loans or Refinancing Term Loans, as applicable).
Parent” means Driven Brands Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation.
Parent Entity” shall mean Holdings or any other direct or indirect parent of the Borrower.
Participant” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(d)(i).
Participant Register” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(d)(ii).
Payment” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.14(b).
Payment Directive” shall mean (i) in respect of the Existing Securitization Facility, the written instruction, from Driven Brands, Inc. to Driven Funding Holdco, LLC to cause Driven Funding Holdco, LLC to deposit any and all cash distributed by it to the Borrower or a Subsidiary as described therein and (ii) in respect of any other Permitted Securitization Financing, one or more payment direction(s) in respect of the Residual Amount for such Permitted Securitization Financing on substantially similar terms and subject to substantially similar limitations as the Payment Directive for the Existing Securitization Facility.
Payment Notice” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.14(b).
PBGC” shall mean the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA.
Perfection Certificate” shall mean the Perfection Certificate with respect to the Loan Parties in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as the same may be supplemented from time to time to the extent required by Section 5.04(f).
Performance References” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Derivative Instrument”.
Permitted Bridge-to-Securitization Financing shall mean a secured or unsecured bridge facility incurred to finance the acquisition of one or more franchised or non-franchised brands or other assets that would otherwise constitute Securitization Assets, which are securitized or expected to be securitized in a Permitted Securitization Financing, provided, that (x) such Permitted Bridge-to-Securitization Financing shall have a maturity of not more than one year and (y) such Permitted Bridge-to-Securitization Financing must be repaid in full with the proceeds of a Permitted Securitization Financing, Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01 or other available amounts within twelve-months of the date of incurrence.
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Permitted Business Acquisition” shall mean any acquisition of all or substantially all the assets of, or the acquisition of the Equity Interests (other than directors’ qualifying shares) not previously held by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in (such that, in the case of the acquisition of Equity Interests, immediately after such acquisition, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries shall own a majority of the Equity Interests in), or merger, consolidation or amalgamation with, a person or business unit, division or line of business of a person (or any subsequent investment made in a person or division or line of business previously acquired in a Permitted Business Acquisition), if immediately after giving effect thereto: (i) subject to the LCT Provisions, no Specified Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom; (ii) any person acquired in such acquisition shall be engaged in a permitted line of business and (iii) to the extent required by Section 5.10, any person acquired in such acquisition, if acquired by the Borrower or a Subsidiary Loan Party, shall be merged into the Borrower or a Subsidiary Loan Party or become upon consummation of such acquisition a Subsidiary Loan Party.
Permitted Cure Securities” shall mean any Equity Interests of the Borrower, Holdings, Parent or any Parent Entity issued pursuant to the Cure Right other than Disqualified Stock.
Permitted Holder Group” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Permitted Holders.”
Permitted Holders” shall mean (i) the Co-Investors (and each other person that owns Equity Interests of the Borrower, Holdings, Parent or any other Parent Entity on the Closing Date after giving effect to the Transactions), (ii) any person that has no material assets other than the Equity Interests of the Borrower, Holdings, Parent or any other Parent Entity and that, directly or indirectly, holds or acquires beneficial ownership of 100% on a fully diluted basis of the voting Equity Interests of the Borrower, and of which no other person or “group” (within the meaning of Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act as in effect on the Closing Date), other than any of the other Permitted Holders, beneficially owns more than 50% on a fully diluted basis of the voting Equity Interests thereof, (iii) any person acting as an underwriter in a public or private equity offering of the Borrower or any Parent Entity and (iv) any “group” (within the meaning of Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act as in effect on the Closing Date) the members of which include any of the other Permitted Holders and that, directly or indirectly, hold or acquire beneficial ownership of the voting Equity Interests of the Borrower (a “Permitted Holder Group”), so long as (1) each member of the Permitted Holder Group has voting rights proportional to the percentage of ownership interests held or acquired by such member (or more favorable voting rights, in the case of any Permitted Holders specified in clause (i) or (ii)) and (2) no person or other “group” (other than the other Permitted Holders) beneficially owns more than 50% on a fully diluted basis of the voting Equity Interests held by the Permitted Holder Group.
Permitted Investments” shall mean:
(a)direct obligations of the United States of America or any member of the European Union or any agency thereof or obligations guaranteed by the United States of America or any member of the European Union or any agency thereof, in each case with maturities not exceeding two years from the date of acquisition thereof;
(b)time deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, money market deposits, banker’s acceptances and other bank deposits maturing within 180 days of the date of acquisition thereof issued by a bank or trust company that is organized under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof or any foreign country recognized by the United States of America having capital, surplus and undivided profits in excess of $250,000,000 and
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whose long-term debt, or whose parent holding company’s long-term debt, is rated A (or such similar equivalent rating or higher by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization (as defined in Rule 436 under the Securities Act));
(c)repurchase obligations with a term of not more than 180 days for underlying securities of the types described in clause (a) above entered into with a bank meeting the qualifications described in clause (b) above;
(d)commercial paper, maturing not more than one year after the date of acquisition, issued by a corporation (other than an Affiliate of the Borrower) organized and in existence under the laws of the United States of America or any foreign country recognized by the United States of America with a rating at the time as of which any investment therein is made of P 1 (or higher) according to Moody’s, F 1 (or higher) according to Fitch, or A 1 (or higher) according to S&P (or such similar equivalent rating or higher by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization (as defined in Rule 436 under the Securities Act));
(e)securities with maturities of two years or less from the date of acquisition, issued or fully guaranteed by any State, commonwealth or territory of the United States of America, or by any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof, and rated at least A by S&P, A by Moody’s or A by Fitch (or such similar equivalent rating or higher by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization (as defined in Rule 436 under the Securities Act));
(f)shares of mutual funds whose investment guidelines restrict 95% of such funds’ investments to those satisfying the provisions of clauses (a) through (e) above;
(g)money market funds that (i) comply with the criteria set forth in Rule 2a 7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, (ii) are rated by any two of (1) AAA by S&P, (2) Aaa by Moody’s or (3) AAA by Fitch and (iii) have portfolio assets of at least $5,000,000,000;
(h)time deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, money market deposits, banker’s acceptances and other bank deposits in an aggregate face amount not in excess of 0.5% of the total assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, as of the end of the Borrower’s most recently completed Fiscal Year; and
(i)instruments equivalent to those referred to in clauses (a) through (h) above denominated in any foreign currency comparable in credit quality and tenor to those referred to above and commonly used by corporations for cash management purposes in any jurisdiction outside the United States of America to the extent reasonably required in connection with any business conducted by any Subsidiary organized or incorporated in such jurisdiction.
Permitted Junior Intercreditor Agreement” shall mean, with respect to any Liens on Collateral that are intended to be junior to any Liens securing the Initial Revolving Loans (and other Loan Obligations that are pari passu with the Initial Revolving Loans) (including, for the avoidance of doubt, junior Liens pursuant to Section 2.21(b)(ii) or (v)), either as the Borrower elects, (x) the First Lien/Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement if such Liens secure “Second Lien Obligations” (as defined therein) or (y) another customary intercreditor agreement which agreement shall provide that the Liens on the Collateral securing such Indebtedness shall rank junior to the Lien on the Collateral securing the Obligations under this Agreement, the terms of which are consistent with market terms governing security arrangements for the sharing of Liens on a junior basis at the time such intercreditor agreement is proposed to be established in light of the type of Indebtedness to be secured by such Liens, as determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in the exercise of reasonable judgment, and posted to the
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Lenders (including through a website maintained by the Borrower or an arranger, so long as notice is provided to all of the Lenders and the Lenders have access to such website), and not objected to in writing by the Required Lenders within five (5) business days of posting thereof).
Permitted Liens” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.02.
Permitted Loan Purchase” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(i).
Permitted Loan Purchase Assignment and Acceptance” shall mean an assignment and acceptance entered into by a Lender as an Assignor and the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries as an Assignee, as accepted by the Administrative Agent (if required by Section 9.04) in the form of Exhibit E or such other form as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed).
Permitted Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement” shall mean, with respect to any Liens on Collateral that are intended to be pari passu with the Liens securing the Initial Revolving Loans (and other Loan Obligations that are pari passu with the Initial Revolving Loans), either (as the Borrower shall elect) (x) the First Lien/First Lien Intercreditor Agreement or (y) another customary intercreditor agreement which agreement shall provide that the Liens on the Collateral securing such Indebtedness shall rank equal in priority to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations under this Agreement (but without regard to the control of remedies), the terms of which are consistent with market terms governing security arrangements for the sharing of Liens on a pari passu basis at the time such intercreditor agreement is proposed to be established in light of the type of Indebtedness to be secured by such Liens, as determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in the exercise of reasonable judgment, and posted to the Lenders (including through a website maintained by the Borrower or an arranger, so long as notice is provided to all of the Lenders and the Lenders have access to such website), and not objected to in writing by the Required Lenders within five (5) business days of posting thereof).
Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness” shall mean any Indebtedness issued in exchange for, or the net proceeds of which are used to extend, refinance, renew, replace, defease or refund (collectively, to “Refinance”), the Indebtedness being Refinanced (or previous refinancings thereof constituting Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness); provided, that (a) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so Refinanced (plus unpaid accrued interest and premium (including tender premiums) thereon and underwriting discounts, defeasance costs, fees, commissions, expenses, plus an amount equal to any existing commitment unutilized thereunder and letters of credit undrawn thereunder), (b) except with respect to Section 6.01(i), (i) the final maturity date of such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness is on or after the earlier of (x) the final maturity date of the Indebtedness being Refinanced and (y) the Latest Maturity Date in effect at the time of incurrence thereof and (ii) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness is greater than or equal to the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Indebtedness being Refinanced, (c) if the Indebtedness being Refinanced is subordinated in right of payment to the Loan Obligations under this Agreement or is unsecured, such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall be subordinated in right of payment to such Loan Obligations on terms in the aggregate not materially less favorable to the Lenders as those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being Refinanced or shall be unsecured, respectively, in each case, unless the Loan Parties utilize additional capacity to incur secured or unsecured Indebtedness under a separate provision of Section 6.01 or Section 6.02, as applicable, (d) no Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall have obligors that are not (or would not have been)
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obligated with respect to the Indebtedness being so Refinanced (except that a Loan Party may be added as an additional obligor), (e) if the Indebtedness being Refinanced is secured by Liens on any Collateral (whether senior to, equally and ratably with, or junior to the Liens on such Collateral securing the Loan Obligations or otherwise), such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness may be secured by such Collateral (including any Collateral pursuant to after-acquired property clauses to the extent any such Collateral secured (or would have secured) the Indebtedness being Refinanced) on terms in the aggregate that are substantially similar to, or not materially less favorable (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) to the Secured Parties than, the Indebtedness being refinanced or on terms otherwise permitted by Section 6.02 (provided that, in the case of any such Indebtedness that is funded into Escrow pursuant to customary escrow arrangements, such Indebtedness may be secured by the applicable funds and related assets held in Escrow (and the proceeds thereof) until the time of the release from Escrow of such funds (and will then be secured by assets in compliance with this clause (e))), (f) if the Indebtedness being refinanced is not secured by Liens on any Collateral, such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall not be secured by Liens on any Collateral unless otherwise permitted by Section 6.02 and (g) if the Indebtedness being refinanced was originally incurred under Sections 6.01(b) and 6.01(y), such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall be on terms (other than interest rates, fees, floors, funding discounts and redemption or prepayment premiums and other pricing terms), taken as a whole, that are substantially similar to, or not materially less favorable (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) to the Borrower and the Subsidiaries than the terms, taken as a whole, applicable to the Indebtedness being refinanced (except for covenants or other provisions (I) applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date being refinanced in effect at the time such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness is issued, (II) that reflect market terms and conditions (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) at the time such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness is issued, or (III) that are otherwise reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent); it being understood and agreed that such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness may be incurred (and shall be deemed acceptable to the Administrative Agent) if such more restrictive covenant is added (only for the period prior to the applicable Latest Maturity Date) for the benefit of the Indebtedness being refinanced; provided that the addition of such more restrictive covenant shall not require the consent of the Administrative Agent or any other Secured Party (and may be implemented with only the Borrower and the lenders providing such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness).
Permitted Securitization Documents” shall mean all documents and agreements evidencing, relating to, contemplated by or otherwise governing a Permitted Securitization Financing, including each Hedging Agreement, management agreement, back-up management agreement, Servicing Arrangement, other servicing agreement or Permitted Securitization Guarantee entered into in connection therewith.
Permitted Securitization Financing” shall mean (A) an Existing Securitization Facility, (B) one or more transactions pursuant to which (i) Securitization Assets or interests therein are or have been sold, contributed or otherwise transferred to, whether directly or indirectly (including by way of the transfer of the Equity Interests of the entity holding such Securitization Assets), or financed by, one or more Securitization Entities and (ii) such Securitization Entities finance (or refinance) such Securitization Assets or interests therein, whether for the purpose of acquiring such Securitization Assets, providing financing in respect thereof or otherwise, by selling, otherwise transferring or borrowing against Securitization Assets (including bridge, conduit and warehouse financings and “whole-business” securitizations, whether “royalty-only” or securitizing “company-owned store”, “distribution or other profit margin” or other assets, in each case, which financings may or may not be syndicated or rated) or (C) one or more transactions pursuant to which Receivables Assets or interests therein are or have been sold or otherwise transferred by the Borrower, a Subsidiary or a Securitization Entity in the form of receivables purchase/sale, factoring agreements or other similar transactions customary with respect to Securitization Assets, in each of the cases set forth in clauses (A), (B)
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and (C) above, pursuant to Permitted Securitization Documents and provided, that recourse to the Borrower or any Subsidiary (other than the Securitization Entities) in connection with such transactions shall be limited to the extent customary (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) for similar transactions in the applicable jurisdictions (including, to the extent applicable, in a manner consistent with the delivery of a “true sale”/“absolute transfer” and/or “substantive non-consolidation” opinion with respect to any transfer by the Borrower or any Subsidiary (other than a Securitization Entity)); and provided, further, that solely in the case of clause (B) above (x) the related Securitization Entities comply with the limitations on the sale and distribution of their equity interests as set forth herein, (y) the Borrower provides, or causes its applicable subsidiary to provide, a Payment Directive (it being understood and agreed that (i) this clause (y) shall not apply to any Permitted Securitization Financing if the Payment Directive in respect of such Permitted Securitization Financing has never been requested or has been revoked with the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 6.12 and (ii) a Payment Directive shall not be required to be provided in respect of any portion of the Residual Amount (x) under a Permitted Securitization Financing in respect of Securitization Entities that are not organized in the United States and/or (y) where the Borrower or the applicable subsidiary determine in good faith that such Payment Directive could reasonably be expected to violate any material provision of law, statute, rule or regulation applicable to the Borrower or such subsidiary (as reasonably determined in good faith by the Borrower or such subsidiary)) and (z) any intercompany royalty charged to the Borrower or any of its restricted subsidiaries for the use of the related brand intellectual property is on market terms (as determined in good faith by the Borrower).
Permitted Securitization Guarantee” shall mean a performance guaranty or other customary Guarantee or indemnification, contribution or other contractual obligations or undertakings provided by the Borrower, a Subsidiary or an Affiliate thereof in connection with a Permitted Securitization Financing; provided that the foregoing shall not materially impair the status of any Securitization Entity as such including the delivery of customary “true sale”/”absolute transfer” and/or “substantive non-consolidation” opinions in respect thereof.
person” shall mean any natural person, corporation, business trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, limited liability company or government, individual or family trusts, or any agency or political subdivision thereof.
Plan” shall mean any employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) that is (i) subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, (ii) sponsored or maintained (at the time of determination or at any time within the five years prior thereto) by Holdings, any of its Subsidiaries or any ERISA Affiliate, and (iii) in respect of which the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries 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, or has any liability (contingent or otherwise).
Platform” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.17(a).
Pledged Collateral” shall mean “Pledged Collateral” as defined in the Security Agreement.
Position Representation” has the meaning specified in Section 9.25(a).
Pre-Opening Expenses” shall mean, with respect to any fiscal period, the amount of expenses (other than interest expense) incurred that are classified as “pre-opening rent”, “pre-opening expenses”. “re-opening expenses”, “opening costs” or “re-opening costs” (or any similar or equivalent caption) and shall include, without limitation, the amount of expenses of the
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Borrower and the Subsidiaries in connection with the re-modeling and re-opening of any location.
Prepayment Asset Sale” means any Asset Sale made pursuant to Section 6.05(g).
Prepayment Notice” shall mean a notice by the Borrower in accordance with the terms of Section 2.08(c) and Section 2.10(d) and substantially in the form of Exhibit H or another form approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent).
Pricing Grid” shall mean, with respect to the Revolving Facility Loans, the table set forth below:
Pricing Grid for Revolving Facility Loans
Net First Lien Leverage RatioApplicable Margin for ABR LoansApplicable Margin for Eurocurrency Loans
Greater than 3.00 to 1.000.75%1.75%
Less than or equal to 3.00 to 1.000.50%1.50%

For the purposes of the Pricing Grid, changes in the Applicable Margin resulting from changes in the Net First Lien Leverage Ratio shall become effective on the date (the “Adjustment Date”) that is three Business Days after the date on which the relevant financial statements are delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 5.04 for each fiscal quarter beginning with the fiscal quarter of the Borrower ending June 26, 2021, and shall remain in effect until the next change to be effected pursuant to this paragraph. If any financial statements referred to in the preceding sentence are not delivered within the time periods specified in Section 5.04, then, at the option of the Administrative Agent or the Required Revolving Facility Lenders, until the date that is three Business Days after the date on which such financial statements are delivered, the pricing level that is one pricing level higher than the pricing level theretofore in effect shall apply as of the first Business Day after the date on which such financial statements were to have been delivered but were not delivered. Each determination of the Net First Lien Leverage Ratio pursuant to the Pricing Grid shall be made in a manner consistent with the determination thereof pursuant to Section 6.11.
primary obligor” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “Guarantee.”
Prime Rate” shall mean 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 reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent) or any similar release by the Federal Reserve Board (as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent).
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Pro Forma Basis” shall mean, as to any person, for any events as described below that occur subsequent to the commencement of a period for which the financial effect of such events is being calculated, and giving effect to the events for which such calculation is being made, such calculation as will give pro forma effect to such events as if such events occurred on the first day of the four consecutive fiscal quarter period ended on or before the occurrence of such event (the “Reference Period”): (i) (A) pro forma effect shall be given to any Disposition, any acquisition, Investment, capital expenditure, construction, repair, replacement, improvement, development, disposition, merger, amalgamation, consolidation (including the Transactions) (or any similar transaction or transactions not otherwise permitted under Section 6.04 or 6.05 that require a waiver or consent of the Required Lenders and such waiver or consent has been obtained), any dividend, distribution or other similar payment, any designation of any Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary and any Subsidiary Redesignation, New Project, and any restructurings of the business of the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries that Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries has determined to make and/or made and in the good faith determination of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower are expected to have a continuing impact and are factually supportable, which would include cost savings resulting from head count reduction, closure of facilities and similar operational and other cost savings, which adjustments the Borrower determines are reasonable (the foregoing, together with any transactions related thereto or in connection therewith, the “relevant transactions”), in each case that occurred during the Reference Period (or, in the case of determinations made pursuant to Section 2.21 or Article VI (other than Section 6.11), occurring during the Reference Period or thereafter and through and including the date upon which the relevant transaction is consummated) and (B) pro forma effect shall be given to the amount of “run-rate” contributions of new contracts (or amendments to, or new locations or other revenue streams under, existing contracts) entered into during the period (whether in respect of existing or new counterparties) and the pro forma “run-rate” impact of excluding the effect of temporary amendments to existing contracts with franchisees or other counterparties and in respect of product discount and similar programs in effect during the period, (ii) in making any determination on a Pro Forma Basis, (v) in connection with any Investment or Disposition made in connection with a Permitted Securitization Financing (including by way of the transfer of the Equity Interests of the entity holding such Securitization Assets), pro forma effect shall be given to (A) any Securitization Management Fees and Residual Amount including, with respect to which a Payment Directive is delivered pursuant to this Agreement (to the extent such delivery is required by the definition of “Permitted Securitization Financing”), as if such Securitization Management Fees and Residual Amount have been received by the Borrower or a Subsidiary over the Reference Period in an amount determined in good faith by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower and (B) any repayment of Consolidated Debt that occurs substantially contemporaneously with such Investment or Disposition (whether from the proceeds of such Permitted Securitization Financing or from other available amounts), (x) all Indebtedness (including Indebtedness issued, incurred or assumed as a result of, or to finance, any relevant transactions and for which the financial effect is being calculated, whether incurred under this Agreement or otherwise, but excluding normal fluctuations in revolving Indebtedness incurred for working capital purposes, in each case not to finance any acquisition) issued, incurred, assumed or permanently repaid during the Reference Period (or, in the case of determinations made pursuant to Section 2.21 or Article VI (other than Section 6.11), occurring during the Reference Period or thereafter and through and including the date upon which the relevant transaction is consummated) shall be deemed to have been issued, incurred, assumed or permanently repaid at the beginning of such period, (y) Interest Expense of such person attributable to interest on any Indebtedness, for which pro forma effect is being given as provided in the preceding clause (x), bearing floating interest rates shall be computed on a pro forma basis as if the rates that would have been in effect during the period for which pro forma effect is being given had been actually in effect during such periods, and (z) in giving effect to clause (i) above with respect to each New Project (A) described in clause (x) of the definition of “New Project”, which is previously existing but temporarily closed during the Reference Period, the operating results of such New Project shall be annualized on a
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straight line basis during such period, taking into account any seasonality adjustments determined by the Borrower in good faith and (B) described in clause (y) of the definition of “New Project”, which commences operations and records not less than one full fiscal quarter’s operations during the Reference Period, the operating results of such New Project shall be annualized on a straight line basis during such period, taking into account any seasonality adjustments determined by the Borrower in good faith, and (iii) (A) for any Subsidiary Redesignation then being designated, effect shall be given to such Subsidiary Redesignation and all other Subsidiary Redesignations after the first day of the relevant Reference Period and on or prior to the date of the respective Subsidiary Redesignation then being designated, collectively, and (B) for any designation of a Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, effect shall be given to such designation and all other designations of Subsidiaries as Unrestricted Subsidiaries after the first day of the relevant Reference Period and on or prior to the date of the then applicable designation of a Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, collectively.
In the event that EBITDA or any financial ratio is being calculated for purposes of determining whether Indebtedness or any Lien relating thereto may be incurred or whether any Investment may be made, the Borrower may elect to treat all or any portion of the commitment relating thereto as being incurred at the time of such commitment, in which case any subsequent incurrence of Indebtedness under such commitment shall not be deemed, for purposes of this calculation, to be an incurrence at such subsequent time.
Pro forma calculations made pursuant to the definition of the term “Pro Forma Basis” shall be determined in good faith by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower and may include adjustments to reflect (1) “run-rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions, and other operating improvements, synergies, integration costs or cost savings or excess owner compensation projected by the Borrower in good faith to result from any relevant pro forma event (including, to the extent applicable, the Transactions) and (2) all adjustments of the nature used in connection with the calculation of “Run Rate Adjusted EBITDA” as set forth in any lender presentation used in the marketing of any Loans or Commitments and/or any quality of earnings report obtained by the Borrower in connection with any Permitted Business Acquisition or other Investment that has been prepared by a “big-four” or other audit firm of national reputation or any other auditor reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, in each case, to the extent such adjustments, without duplication, continue to be applicable to such Reference Period.
For purposes of this definition, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, any amount in a currency other than Dollars will be converted to Dollars based on the average exchange rate for such currency for the most recent twelve month period immediately prior to the date of determination in a manner consistent with that used in calculating EBITDA for the applicable period.
Pro Forma Compliance” shall mean, at any date of determination, that the Borrower and its Subsidiaries shall be in compliance, on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to the relevant transactions (including the assumption, the issuance, incurrence and permanent repayment of Indebtedness), with the Financial Covenant recomputed as of the last day of the most recently ended Test Period. For the avoidance of doubt, Pro Forma Compliance shall be tested without regard to whether or not the Financial Covenant was or was required to be tested on the last day of the applicable Test Period.
Pro Rata Extension Offers” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(e).
Pro Rata Share” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.08(f).
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Proceeding” means any claim, litigation, investigation, action, suit, arbitration or administrative, judicial or regulatory action or proceeding in any jurisdiction.
Projections” shall mean the projections and any forward-looking statements (including statements with respect to booked business) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries furnished to the Lenders or the Administrative Agent by or on behalf of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries prior to the Closing Date.
PTE” means a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, as any such exemption may be amended from time to time.
Public Company Compliance” shall mean compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations promulgated in connection therewith, the provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, and the rules of national securities exchange listed companies (in each case, as applicable to companies with equity or debt securities held by the public), including procuring directors’ and officers’ insurance, legal and other professional fees, and listing fees.
Public Lender” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.17(b).
Qualified Equity Interests” shall mean any Equity Interest other than Disqualified Stock.
Rate” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “Type.”
Real Property” shall mean, collectively, all right, title and interest (including any leasehold estate) in and to any and all parcels of or interests in real property owned in fee or leased by any Loan Party, whether by lease, license, or other means, together with, in each case, all easements, hereditaments and appurtenances relating thereto, and all improvements and appurtenant fixtures and equipment located thereon and incidental to the ownership, lease or operation thereof.
Receivables Assets” shall mean accounts receivable (including any bills of exchange) and related assets and property from time to time originated, acquired or otherwise owned by the Borrower or any Subsidiary.
Reclassifiable Item” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.02(b).
Reference Time” with respect to any setting of the then-current Benchmark means (1) if such Benchmark is the 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 the LIBO Rate, the time determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.
Reference Period” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “Pro Forma Basis.”
Refinance” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness,” and “Refinanced” and “Refinancings” shall have a meaning correlative thereto.
Refinancing Effective Date” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(j).
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Refinancing Notes” shall mean any secured or unsecured notes or loans issued by the Borrower or any Subsidiary Loan Party (whether under an indenture, a credit agreement or otherwise) and the Indebtedness represented thereby; provided, that (a) 100% of the Net Proceeds of such Refinancing Notes are used to permanently reduce Loans and/or replace Commitments substantially simultaneously with the issuance thereof; (b) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such Refinancing Notes does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the aggregate portion of the Loans so reduced and/or Commitments so replaced (plus unpaid accrued interest and premium (including tender premiums) thereon and underwriting discounts, defeasance costs, fees, commissions and expenses); (c) the final maturity date of such Refinancing Notes is (x) (other than with respect to Inside Maturity Debt) on or after the Term Facility Maturity Date or (y) the Revolving Facility Maturity Date, as applicable, of the Term Loans so reduced or the Revolving Facility Commitments so replaced, as applicable; (d) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such Refinancing Notes is greater than or equal to the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of (x) other than with respect to Inside Maturity Debt, the Term Loans so reduced or (y) the Revolving Facility Commitments so replaced, as applicable; (e) in the case of Refinancing Notes in the form of notes issued under an indenture, the terms thereof do not provide for any scheduled repayment, mandatory redemption or sinking fund obligations prior to the Term Facility Maturity Date of the Term Loans so reduced or the Revolving Facility Maturity Date of the Revolving Facility Commitments so replaced, as applicable (other than customary offers to repurchase or mandatory prepayment provisions upon a change of control, asset sale or event of loss and customary acceleration rights after an event of default); (f) the mandatory redemption terms applicable to such Refinancing Notes shall not be materially less favorable (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) to the Borrower than those applicable to the 2021 Term Loans, Initial Revolving Loans, Extended Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Loans; (g) the other terms of such Refinancing Notes (other than interest rates, fees, floors, funding discounts and redemption or prepayment premiums and other pricing terms), taken as a whole, are substantially similar to, or not materially less favorable (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) to the Borrower and the Subsidiaries than the terms, taken as a whole, applicable to the 2021 Term Loans, Initial Revolving Loans, Extended Revolving Loans or Other Revolving Loans (in each case, except for covenants or other provisions (I) applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date in effect at the time such Refinancing Notes are issued, (II) that reflect market terms and conditions (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) at the time such Refinancing Notes are issued, or (III) that are otherwise reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent), as determined by the Borrower in good faith (or, if more restrictive, the Loan Documents are amended to contain such more restrictive terms to the extent required to satisfy the foregoing standard); (h) (A) there shall be no obligor in respect of such Refinancing Notes that is not a Loan Party and (B) there shall be no borrowers or issuers in respect of such Refinancing Notes that are not the Borrower; and (i) Refinancing Notes that are secured by Collateral shall be subject to the provisions of a Permitted Pari Passu Intercreditor Agreement or a Permitted Junior Intercreditor Agreement, as applicable.
Register” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(b)(iv).
Regulation T” shall mean Regulation T of the Board as from time to time in effect and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.
Regulation U” shall mean Regulation U of the Board as from time to time in effect and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.
Regulation X” shall mean Regulation X of the Board as from time to time in effect and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.
Related Fund” shall mean, with respect to any Lender that is a fund that invests in bank or commercial loans and similar extensions of credit, any other fund that invests in bank
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or commercial loans and similar extensions of credit and is advised or managed by (a) such Lender, (b) an Affiliate of such Lender or (c) an entity (or an Affiliate of such entity) that administers, advises or manages such Lender.
Related Parties” shall mean, with respect to any specified person, such person’s Controlled or Controlling Affiliates and the respective directors, trustees, officers, employees, agents and advisors of such person and such person’s Controlled or Controlling Affiliates.
Release” shall mean any spilling, leaking, seepage, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, disposing, depositing, emanating or migrating in, into, onto or through the Environment.
Relevant Governmental Body” means the Federal Reserve Board or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or any successor thereto.
Reorganization” means any reorganization of any of the Borrower and/or its Subsidiaries implemented in order to optimize the tax position of such entities or any parent thereof (as reasonably determined by the Borrower in good faith), in each case, so long as such reorganization does not materially impair any Guarantee or security interests of the Lenders and is otherwise not materially adverse to the Lenders in their capacity as such, taken as a whole, and after giving effect to such restructuring, the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries otherwise comply with the requirements of Section 5.10.
Replacement Revolving Facilities” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.20(l).
Replacement Revolving Facility Commitments” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(l).
Replacement Revolving Facility Effective Date” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(l).
Replacement Revolving Loans” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.21(l).
Reportable Event” shall mean any reportable event as defined in Section 4043(c) of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, with respect to a Plan (other than a Plan maintained by an ERISA Affiliate that is considered an ERISA Affiliate only pursuant to subsection (m) or (o) of Section 414 of the Code).
Required Amount of Loans” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of the term “Required Lenders.”
Required Excess Cash Flow Amount” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.11(c).
Required Lenders” shall mean, at any time, Lenders having (a) Loans (other than Swingline Loans) outstanding, (b) Revolving L/C Exposures, (c) Swingline Exposures and (d) Available Unused Commitments that, taken together, represent more than 50% of the sum of (v) all Loans (other than Swingline Loans) outstanding, (x) all Revolving L/C Exposures, (y) all Swingline Exposure and (z) the total Available Unused Commitments at such time; provided, that the Loans, Revolving L/C Exposures, Swingline Exposures and Available Unused Commitment of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in determining Required Lenders at any time. For purposes of the foregoing, “Required Amount of Loans” shall mean, at any time,
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the amount of Loans required to be held by Lenders in order for such Lenders to constitute “Required Lenders” (without giving effect to the foregoing clause (ii)).
Required Percentage” shall mean, with respect to an Excess Cash Flow Period, 50%; provided, that (a) if the Net Total Leverage Ratio as at the end of the Excess Cash Flow Period is less than or equal to 4.50 to 1.00 but greater than 4.00 to 1.00, such percentage shall be 25% and (b) if the Net Total Leverage Ratio as at the end of the Excess Cash Flow Period is less than or equal to 4.00 to 1.00, such percentage shall be 0%.
Required Prepayment Lenders” shall mean, at any time, the holders of more than 50% of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Term Loans of the applicable Class that requires prepayment at such time (subject to the last paragraph of Section 9.08(b)).
Required Revolving Facility Lenders” shall mean, at any time, Revolving Facility Lenders having (a) Revolving Facility Loans outstanding, (b) Revolving L/C Exposures, (c) Swingline Exposures and (d) Available Unused Commitments that, taken together, represent more than 50% of the sum of (w) all Revolving Facility Loans outstanding, (x) all Revolving L/C Exposures, (y) all Swingline Exposures and (z) the total Available Unused Commitments at such time; provided, that the Revolving Facility Loans, Revolving L/C Exposures, Swingline Exposures and Available Unused Commitment of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in determining Required Revolving Facility Lenders at any time.
Requirement of Law” shall mean, as to any person, any law, treaty, rule, regulation, statute, order, ordinance, decree, judgment, consent decree, writ, injunction, settlement agreement or governmental requirement enacted, promulgated or imposed or entered into or agreed by any Governmental Authority, in each case applicable to or binding upon such person or any of its property or assets or to which such person or any of its property or assets is subject.
Residual Amount” shall mean (i) the “Residual Amount” as defined under the Existing Securitization Facility, as in effect on the Closing Date, and (ii) the “Residual Amount” or any substantially equivalent term or amount in respect of another Permitted Securitization Financing.
Resolution Authority” shall mean an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.
Responsible Officer” of any person shall mean any director, executive officer or Financial Officer of such person and any other officer or similar official thereof responsible for the administration of the obligations of such person in respect of this Agreement, or any other duly authorized employee or signatory of such person.
Restricted Debt Payment” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.09(b).
Restricted Payments” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.06. The amount of any Restricted Payment made other than in the form of cash or cash equivalents shall be the fair market value thereof (as determined by the Borrower in good faith).
Retained Collections Contributions” shall mean (i) “Retained Collections Contributions” as defined under the Existing Securitization Facility, as in effect on the Closing Date, and (ii) “Retained Collections Contributions” or any substantially equivalent term under any other Permitted Securitization Financing.
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Revolving Credit Outstandings” shall mean, at any time with respect to any Class of Revolving Facility Commitments, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Facility Credit Exposures with respect to such Class of Revolving Facility Commitments at such time. The Revolving Credit Outstandings of any Revolving Facility Lender at any time shall be the Revolving Facility Credit Exposure of such Revolving Facility Lender with respect to such Class of Revolving Facility Commitments at such time.
Revolving Facility” shall mean the Revolving Facility Commitments of any Class and the extensions of credit made hereunder by the Revolving Facility Lenders of such Class and, for purposes of Section 9.08(b), shall refer to all such Revolving Facility Commitments as a single Class.
Revolving Facility Borrowing” shall mean a Borrowing comprised of Revolving Facility Loans of the same Class.
Revolving Facility Commitment” shall mean, with respect to each Revolving Facility Lender, the commitment of such Revolving Facility Lender to make Revolving Facility Loans pursuant to Section 2.01(c), expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate permitted amount of such Revolving Facility Lender’s Revolving Facility Credit Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be (a) reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.08, (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender under Section 9.04, and (c) increased (or replaced) as provided under Section 2.21. The initial amount of each Lender’s Revolving Facility Commitment is set forth on Schedule 2.01, or in the Assignment and Acceptance or Incremental Assumption Agreement pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Revolving Facility Commitment (or Incremental Revolving Facility Commitment), as applicable. The aggregate amount of the Lenders’ Revolving Facility Commitments on the Closing Date is $300,000,000.
Revolving Facility Credit Exposure” shall mean, at any time with respect to any Class of Revolving Facility Commitments, the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Facility Loans of such Class outstanding at such time, (b) the Swingline Exposure applicable to such Class at such time and (c) the Revolving L/C Exposure applicable to such Class at such time minus, for the purpose of Sections 6.11 and 7.03, the amount of Letters of Credit that have been Cash Collateralized in an amount equal to the Minimum L/C Collateral Amount at such time. The Revolving Facility Credit Exposure of any Revolving Facility Lender at any time shall be the product of (x) such Revolving Facility Lender’s Revolving Facility Percentage of the applicable Class and (y) the aggregate Revolving Facility Credit Exposure of such Class of all Revolving Facility Lenders, collectively, at such time.
Revolving Facility Lender” shall mean a Lender (including an Incremental Revolving Facility Lender) with a Revolving Facility Commitment or with outstanding Revolving Facility Loans.
Revolving Facility Loan” shall mean a Loan made by a Revolving Facility Lender pursuant to Section 2.01(c). Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Revolving Facility Loans” shall include the Other Revolving Loans.
Revolving Facility Maturity Date” shall mean, as the context may require, (a) with respect to the Revolving Facility in effect on the Closing Date, May 27, 2026 and (b) with respect to any other Classes of Revolving Facility Commitments, the maturity dates specified therefor in the applicable Incremental Assumption Agreement.
Revolving Facility Percentage” shall mean, with respect to any Revolving Facility Lender of any Class, the percentage of the total Revolving Facility Commitments of such
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Class represented by such Lender’s Revolving Facility Commitment of such Class. If the Revolving Facility Commitments of such Class have terminated or expired, the Revolving Facility Percentages of such Class shall be determined based upon the Revolving Facility Commitments of such Class most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments pursuant to Section 9.04.
Revolving Facility Termination Event” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(k).
Revolving L/C Exposure” of any Class shall mean at any time the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn amount of all Letters of Credit applicable to such Class outstanding at such time and (b) the aggregate principal amount of all L/C Disbursements applicable to such Class that have not yet been reimbursed at such time. The Revolving L/C Exposure of any Class of any Revolving Facility Lender at any time shall mean its applicable Revolving Facility Percentage of the aggregate Revolving L/C Exposure applicable to such Class 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 Rule 3.13 or Rule 3.14 of the International Standby Practices, International Chamber of Commerce No. 590, article 29 of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce No. 600, or similar terms expressed in the Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn. Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the amount available under such Letter of Credit in effect at such time; provided, that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the 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 in effect at such time.
S&P” shall mean Standard & Poor’s Ratings Group, Inc. and its successors and assigns.
Sale and Lease-Back Transaction” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.03.
Sanctioned Country” shall mean, at any time, a country, territory or region that is, or whose government is, the subject or target of comprehensive Sanctions, including, as of the Closing Date, the Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria..
Sanctions” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.25(b).
Sanctions Laws” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.25(b).
Screened Affiliates” means any Affiliate of a Lender (which, solely for the purpose of this definition, shall include any “trading desk” or similar group within any such Lender) (i) that makes investment decisions independently from such Lender and any other Affiliate of such Lender that is acting in concert with such Lender in connection with its investment in the Loans, (ii) that has in place customary information screens between it and such Lender and any other Affiliate of such Lender that is acting in concert with such Lender in connection with its investment in the Loans and (iii) whose investment policies are not directed by such Lender or any other Affiliate of such Lender that is acting in concert with such Lender in connection with its investment in the Loans.
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SEC” shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor thereto.
Secured Cash Management Agreement” shall mean any Cash Management Agreement that is entered into by and between any Loan Party and any Cash Management Bank, or any Guarantee by any Loan Party of any Cash Management Agreement entered into by and between any Subsidiary and any Cash Management Bank, in each case to the extent that such Cash Management Agreement or such Guarantee, as applicable, is not otherwise designated in writing by the Borrower and such Cash Management Bank to the Administrative Agent to not be included as a Secured Cash Management Agreement.
Secured Hedge Agreement” shall mean any Hedging Agreement that is entered into by and between any Loan Party and any Hedge Bank, or any Guarantee by any Loan Party of any Hedging Agreement entered into by and between any Subsidiary and any Hedge Bank, in each case to the extent that such Hedging Agreement or such Guarantee, as applicable, is not otherwise designated in writing by the Borrower and such Hedge Bank to the Administrative Agent to not be included as a Secured Hedge Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for all purposes of the Loan Documents, any Guarantee of, or grant of any Lien to secure, any obligations in respect of a Secured Hedge Agreement by a Guarantor shall not include any Excluded Swap Obligations.
Secured Obligations” shall mean “Secured Obligations” as defined in the Security Agreement.
Secured Parties” shall mean, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, each Lender, each Issuing Bank, each Hedge Bank that is party to any Secured Hedge Agreement, each Cash Management Bank that is party to any Secured Cash Management Agreement and each sub-agent appointed pursuant to Section 8.02 by the Administrative Agent with respect to matters relating to the Loan Documents or by the Collateral Agent with respect to matters relating to any Security Document.
Securities Act” shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Securitization Assets” shall mean any of the following assets (or interests therein) from time to time originated, acquired or otherwise owned by or intended to be transferred to (as the context requires in respect of a Permitted Securitization Financing) the Securitization Entities or in which any Securitization Entity has any rights or interests, in each case, without regard to where such assets or interests are located: (a) Receivables Assets, (b) franchise fees, royalties and other similar payments made related to the use of trade names and other Intellectual Property, business support, training and other services, (c) revenues related to distribution and merchandising of the products of, or otherwise related to the services provided by, the Securitization Entities, (d) rents, real estate Taxes and other non-royalty amounts due from franchisees, (e) Intellectual Property rights relating to the generation of any of the types of assets listed in this definition, (f) parcels of or interests in real property, together with all easements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereto, all improvements and appurtenant fixtures and equipment, incidental to the ownership, lease or operation thereof, (g) any Equity Interests of any (i) Securitization Entity, (ii) Subsidiary of a Securitization Entity or (iii) Subsidiary that holds solely Securitization Assets (other than Equity Interests described separately under this clause (g)) designated as such by the Borrower for the purpose of effecting the transfer of such Securitization Assets by way of transferring such Equity Interests in connection with a Permitted Securitization Financing, and, in each case, any rights under any limited liability company agreement, trust agreement, shareholders’ agreement, limited partnership agreement, by-laws, operating agreement, organizational, constituent or formation documents or any other agreement entered into in furtherance of the organization of such entity, (h) any equipment, contractual
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rights, website domains and associated property and rights necessary for a Securitization Entity to operate in accordance with its stated purposes; (i) any rights and obligations associated with gift card or similar programs, and (j) other assets and property (or proceeds of such assets or property) to the extent customarily included in any securitization of assets described in the preceding clauses (a) through (i) or for which credit may be given in securitization transactions of the relevant type including in respect of bridge, conduit and warehouse financings and “whole-business” securitizations in the applicable jurisdictions (as determined by the Borrower in good faith).
Securitization Entity” shall mean (a) Driven Funding Holdco, LLC and Driven Canada Funding HoldCo Corporation and each of their respective subsidiaries, (b) any direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower established or designated by the Borrower as such in connection with a Permitted Securitization Financing (including by way of the transfer of the Equity Interests of the entity holding such Securitization Assets) for the purpose of (i) holding, transferring, borrowing against, servicing, providing financing for or providing a security interest in respect of Securitization Assets or interests therein, (ii) holding Equity Interests in any Securitization Entity or (iii) guaranteeing the obligations of a Securitization Entity, and which in each case is organized in a manner (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) intended to reduce the likelihood that it would be substantively consolidated with the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or other subsidiaries (other than, in the case of Securitization Entities of the type described in the foregoing clause (a), any such Securitization Entities under their respective Permitted Securitization Financing) in the event the Borrower or any such Subsidiary or other subsidiary becomes subject to a proceeding under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (or other insolvency law) and (c) any subsidiary of a Securitization Entity.
Securitization Management Fees” shall mean any fees paid to a Subsidiary of the Borrower in its capacity as manager under the Existing Securitization Facility, including, without limitation, any “weekly management fees”, “excess Canadian weekly management fees” and the “supplemental management fees” and, if applicable, any similar fees paid to a Subsidiary or other subsidiary of the Borrower for acting in a substantially similar capacity as manager or servicer under any other Permitted Securitization Financing.
Securitization Trigger Condition” shall mean the occurrence of any “Event of Default”, “Cash Trapping Period”, “Rapid Amortization Event” or “Manager Termination Event” under the Existing Securitization Facility or such equivalent event or occurrence under any other Permitted Securitization Financing.
Security Agreement” shall mean the Security Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, among the Loan Parties and the Collateral Agent, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Security Documents” shall mean the Mortgages, the Security Agreement and each of the intellectual property security agreements, pledge agreements and other instruments and documents executed and delivered pursuant to any of the foregoing or pursuant to Section 5.10, in each case as may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time and each other agreement or document whereby a Loan Party grants security over its assets in favor of the Collateral Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties).
Servicing Arrangement” shall mean each agreement or other arrangement under which the Borrower, a Subsidiary, a Securitization Entity or an Affiliate thereof is engaged to service or manage Securitization Assets (or proceeds thereof) in connection with a Permitted Securitization Financing, which servicing or management activities may include collection
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services in respect of Receivables Assets, the servicing or management of Securitization Assets and the sale, purchase or other transfer thereof, and the administration of bank accounts.
Short Derivative Instrument” means a Derivative Instrument (i) the value of which generally decreases, and/or the payment or delivery obligations by the holder of such Derivative Instrument generally increase, with positive changes to the Performance References and/or (ii) the value of which generally increases, and/or the payment or delivery obligations by the holder of such Derivative Instrument generally decrease, with negative changes to the Performance References.
Similar Business” shall mean any business, the majority of whose revenues are derived from (i) business or activities conducted by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on the Closing Date, (ii) any business that is a natural outgrowth or reasonable extension, development or expansion of any such business or any business similar, reasonably related, incidental, complementary or ancillary to any of the foregoing or (iii) any business that in the Borrower’s good faith business judgment constitutes a reasonable diversification of businesses conducted by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries.
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 on the immediately succeeding Business Day.
SOFR Administrator” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate).
SOFR Administrator’s Website” means the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 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.
Special Flood Hazard Area” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Flood Documentation”.
Specified Event of Default” shall mean an Event of Default under clauses 7.01(b) or (c) or, solely with respect to Holdings, the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary, (h) or (i) of Section 7.01.
Specified Letter of Credit Sublimit” shall mean, with respect to each Issuing Bank, the amount set forth opposite the name of such Issuing Bank on Schedule 2.01 (or, with respect to any Issuing Bank, such greater amount as such Issuing Bank may agree) or in the counterpart to this Agreement pursuant to which such Issuing Bank became an Issuing Bank hereunder, as reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.05(l).
Specified Representations” shall mean the representations and warranties, in each case made in respect of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, in Sections 3.01(a), and (d) (as it relates to the applicable Loan Documents), 3.02(a) and (b)(i)(B) (as it relates to entry into the applicable Loan Documents), 3.03 (the applicable Loan Documents, and the relevant Incremental Facilities provided hereunder), 3.10, 3.11, 3.17 (subject to Section 5.10(d) of this Agreement and subject in all respects to Liens permitted under this Agreement), 3.19 (as of the relevant date of incurrence of the applicable Incremental Facility), 3.25(a) and solely with respect to the use of proceeds of the relevant Incremental Facility on the date of incurrence thereof, Sections 3.25(b) and 3.26.
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Sponsor” shall mean Roark Capital Management, LLC and its Affiliates, including its existing and future funds and any related managers thereof and each of its and their successors and assigns (but not any portfolio companies thereof).
Standby Letters of Credit” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(a).
Statutory Reserves” shall mean the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentages (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) expressed as a decimal established by the Board and any other banking authority, domestic or foreign, to which the Administrative Agent or any Lender (including any branch, Affiliate or other fronting office making or holding a Loan) is subject for Eurocurrency Liabilities (as defined in Regulation D of the Board). Eurocurrency Loans shall be deemed to constitute Eurocurrency Liabilities (as defined in Regulation D of the Board) 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 such Regulation D. Statutory Reserves shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.
Subagent” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.02.
subsidiary” shall mean, with respect to any person (herein referred to as the “parent”), any corporation, partnership, association or other business 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 more than 50% of the general partnership interests are, at the time any determination is being made, directly or indirectly, owned, Controlled or held, or (b) that is, at the time any determination is made, 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” shall mean, unless the context otherwise requires, a subsidiary of the Borrower. Notwithstanding the foregoing (and except for purposes of the definition of “Unrestricted Subsidiary” contained herein) an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be deemed not to be a Subsidiary of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries for purposes of this Agreement.
Subsidiary Loan Party” shall mean (a) each Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not an Excluded Subsidiary and (b) any other Subsidiary of the Borrower that may be designated by the Borrower (by way of delivering to the Collateral Agent the documents required to be delivered pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement) in its sole discretion from time to time to be a guarantor or borrower in respect of the Obligations and the obligations in respect of the Loan Documents, whereupon such Subsidiary shall be obligated to comply with the applicable requirements of Section 5.10(d) as if it were newly acquired.
Subsidiary Redesignation” shall have the meaning provided in the definition of “Unrestricted Subsidiary” contained in this Section 1.01.
Successor Company” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.05(o).
Swap Obligation” shall mean, with respect to any Guarantor, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of Section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Swingline Borrowing” shall mean a Borrowing comprised of Swingline Loans.
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Swingline Borrowing Request” shall mean a request by the Borrower substantially in the form of Exhibit C-2 or such other form as shall be approved by the Swingline Lender.
Swingline Commitment” shall mean, with respect to each Swingline Lender, the commitment of such Swingline Lender to make Swingline Loans pursuant to Section 2.04(a). The aggregate amount of the Swingline Commitments on the Closing Date is $25,000,000. The Swingline Commitment is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Facility Commitments.
Swingline Exposure” shall mean at any time the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swingline Borrowings at such time. The Swingline Exposure of any Revolving Facility Lender at any time shall mean its applicable Revolving Facility Percentage of the aggregate Swingline Exposure at such time.
Swingline Lender” shall mean (a) the Administrative Agent, in its capacity as a lender of Swingline Loans, and (b) each Revolving Facility Lender that shall have become a Swingline Lender hereunder as provided in Section 2.04(a)(iv), each in its capacity as a lender of Swingline Loans hereunder.
Swingline Loans” shall mean the swingline loans made to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.04(a).
Taxes” shall mean any and all present or future taxes, duties, levies, imposts, assessments, deductions, withholdings or other similar charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, whether computed on a separate, consolidated, unitary, combined or other basis and any interest, fines, penalties or additions to tax with respect to the foregoing.
Term Borrowing” shall mean any Borrowing of Term Loans of the same Class.
Term Facility” shall mean the Term Loan Commitments and the Term Loans made hereunder.
Term Facility Commitment” shall mean the commitment of a Lender to make Term Loans, including Term Loans and/or Other Term Loans.
Term Facility Maturity Date” shall mean, as the context may require, (a) with respect to the 2021 Term Loans, the 2021 Term Facility Maturity Date, and (b) with respect to any other Class of Term Loans, the maturity dates specified therefor in the applicable Incremental Assumption Agreement.
Term Lender” shall mean any Lender that has a Term Facility Commitment or that holds a Term Loan.
Term Loan Commitment” shall mean, with respect to each Lender, the commitment of such Lender to make Term Loans hereunder. The amount of each Lender’s Term Loan Commitment as of the First Amendment Effective Date is set forth on Schedule 2.01. The aggregate amount of the Term Loan Commitments as of the First Amendment Effective Date is $500,000,000.
Term Loan Installment Date” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.10(a)(i).
Term Loans” shall mean (a) from and after the First Amendment Effective Date, the term loans made by the Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(b) and (b) any
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Incremental Term Loans in the form of Term Loans made by the Incremental Term Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(d).
Term SOFR” means, for the applicable Corresponding Tenor as of the applicable Reference Time, the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that (a) has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body or (b) has been agreed between the Administrative Agent (in its sole discretion) and the Borrower as such rate.
Term SOFR Notice” means a notification by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders and the Borrower 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 2.14 that is not Term SOFR.
Termination Date” shall mean the date on which (a) all Commitments shall have been terminated, (b) the principal of and interest on each Loan, all Fees and all other expenses or amounts payable under any Loan Document and all other Loan Obligations shall have been paid in full (other than in respect of contingent indemnification and expense reimbursement claims not then due) and (c) all Letters of Credit (other than those that have been Cash Collateralized) have been cancelled or have expired with no pending drawings and all amounts drawn or paid thereunder have been reimbursed in full.
Test Period” shall mean, on any date of determination, (a) the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower then most recently ended (taken as one accounting period) for which financial statements have been (or were required to be) delivered pursuant to Section 5.04(a) or 5.04(b) or (other than for purposes of determining actual compliance with Section 6.11), if earlier, are internally available and have been delivered to the Administrative Agent; provided that prior to the first date financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 5.04(a) or 5.04(b), the Test Period in effect shall be the four fiscal quarter period ended March 27, 2021.
Testing Condition” shall be satisfied at any time if as of such time (i) the sum of without duplication (x) the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Revolving Facility Loans and Swingline Loans at such time and (y) the aggregate amount of Letters of Credit issued hereunder (other than $10,000,000 of undrawn Letters of Credit and any Letters of Credit that have been Cash Collateralized in accordance with Section 2.05(j)) exceeds (ii) an amount equal to 35% of the aggregate amount of the Revolving Facility Commitments at such time.
Third Party Funds” shall mean any segregated accounts or funds, or any portion thereof, received by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries as agent on behalf of third parties in accordance with a written agreement that imposes a duty upon the Borrower or one or more of its Subsidiaries to collect and remit those funds to such third parties.
Threshold Amount” shall mean the greater of $37,500,000 and 0.15 times the EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis for the then most recently ended Test Period.
Trade Letters of Credit” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(a).
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Transaction Expenses” shall mean any fees or expenses incurred or paid by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any of their Affiliates in connection with the Transactions, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby.
Transactions” shall mean, collectively, (a) the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents, the creation of the Liens pursuant to the Security Documents, and the initial borrowings hereunder; and (b) the payment of all fees and expenses to be paid and owing in connection with the foregoing.
Type” shall mean, when used in respect of any Loan or Borrowing, the Rate by reference to which interest on such Loan or on the Loans comprising such Borrowing is determined. For purposes hereof, the term “Rate” shall include the Adjusted LIBO Rate and the ABR.
UK Financial Institution” shall mean 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.
Undisclosed Administration” shall mean, in relation to a Lender or its direct or indirect parent company, the appointment of an administrator, provisional liquidator, conservator, receiver, trustee, custodian, or other similar official by a supervisory authority or regulatory under or based on the law in the country where such Lender or such parent company is subject to home jurisdiction, if applicable law requires that such appointment not be disclosed.
Uniform Commercial Code” shall mean the Uniform Commercial Code as the same may from time to time be in effect in the State of New York or the Uniform Commercial Code (or similar code or statute) of another jurisdiction in the United States of America, to the extent it may be required to apply to any item or items of Collateral.
Unreimbursed Amount” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(e).
Unrestricted Cash” shall mean cash or cash equivalents of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that would not appear as “restricted” on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries; provided, that (x) for purposes of the calculation of the Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, the Net Secured Leverage Ratio and the Net Total Leverage Ratio, the amount of Unrestricted Cash and Permitted Investments not denominated in Dollars shall be calculated based on the currency exchange rates that would be used either, at the option of the Borrower, (i) for purposes of preparing a balance sheet or (ii) for purposes of calculating EBITDA, in each case, as of the last day of the Test Period most recently ended as of the date of determination as determined by the Borrower in good faith and (y) proceeds subject to Escrow shall be deemed to constitute “restricted” cash.
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Unrestricted Subsidiary” shall mean (1) any Subsidiary of the Borrower identified on Schedule 1.01(D), (2) any other Subsidiary of the Borrower, whether now owned or acquired or created after the Closing Date, that is designated by the Borrower as an Unrestricted Subsidiary hereunder by written notice to the Administrative Agent; provided, that the Borrower shall only be permitted to form or designate a new Unrestricted Subsidiary after the Closing Date so long as (a) no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom, (b) such Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be capitalized (to the extent capitalized by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries) through Investments as permitted by, and in compliance with, Section 6.04, and any prior or concurrent Investments in such Subsidiary by the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries shall be deemed to have been made under Section 6.04, with the amount of such Investment being deemed the fair market value of such Unrestricted Subsidiary on the date of designation, (c) without duplication of clause (b), any net assets owned by such Unrestricted Subsidiary at the time of the initial designation thereof shall be treated as Investments pursuant to Section 6.04, (d) such Unrestricted Subsidiary does not own any Equity Interests or Indebtedness of, or hold a Lien on any property of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (in each case, except as permitted under this Agreement) and (e) such Unrestricted Subsidiary does not own, nor hold any exclusive licenses of, any Material Intellectual Property (except in the case of any Securitization Entity in connection with or in contemplation of a Permitted Securitization Financing), (3) any Securitization Entity now existing or formed, acquired, established or designated after the Closing Date in connection with or in contemplation of a Permitted Securitization Financing and (4) any subsidiary of an Unrestricted Subsidiary. The Borrower may designate any Unrestricted Subsidiary to be a Subsidiary for purposes of this Agreement (each, a “Subsidiary Redesignation”).
U.S. Bankruptcy Code” shall mean Title 11 of the United States Code, as amended, or any similar federal or state law for the relief of debtors.
USA PATRIOT Act” shall mean the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Title III of Pub. L. No. 107 56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)).
Voting Stock” shall mean, with respect to any person, such person’s Equity Interests having the right to vote for the election of directors of such person under ordinary circumstances.
Weighted Average Life to Maturity” shall mean, when applied to any Indebtedness at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing: (a) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (i) the amount of each then remaining installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required payments of principal, including payment at final maturity, in respect thereof, by (ii) the number of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between such date and the making of such payment; by (b) the then outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness.
Wholly Owned Subsidiary” of any person shall mean a subsidiary of such person, all of the Equity Interests of which (other than (x) directors’ qualifying shares or nominee or other similar shares required pursuant to applicable law and (y) de minimis shares owned by other persons) are owned by such person or another Wholly Owned Subsidiary of such person. Unless the context otherwise requires, “Wholly Owned Subsidiary” shall mean a Subsidiary of the Borrower that is a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Borrower.
Withdrawal Liability” shall mean 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.
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Write-Down and Conversion Powers” shall mean, (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 1.02Terms Generally. The definitions set forth or referred to in Section 1.01 shall apply equally to both 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.” All references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be deemed references to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement unless the context shall otherwise require. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, any reference in this Agreement to any Loan Document shall mean such document as amended, restated, novated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time. References to any matter being “permitted” under the Loan Documents shall include references to such matters not being prohibited or otherwise approved under the Loan Documents. 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 Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrower requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the Closing Date in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the amount of any Indebtedness, including Consolidated Debt, shall mean the aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness then outstanding.
(b)For purposes of determining compliance at any time with Sections 6.01, 6.02, 6.04, 6.05, 6.06 and 6.09(b), in the event that any Indebtedness, Lien, Restricted Payment, Restricted Debt Payment, Investment or Disposition or portion thereof, as applicable, at any time meets the criteria of more than one of the categories of transactions or items permitted pursuant to any clause of such Section (other than Sections 6.01(a) (in the case of Indebtedness incurred on the Closing Date) and 6.01(hh), Section 6.02(a) and 6.02(b)) (each of the foregoing, a “Reclassifiable Item”), the Borrower, in its sole discretion, may, from time to time, divide, classify or reclassify such Reclassifiable Item (or portion thereof) under one or more clauses of each such Section and will only be required to include such Reclassifiable Item (or portion thereof) in any one category so long as such Reclassifiable Items would be permitted under such other exception at the time of such redesignation; provided, that upon delivery of any financial statements pursuant to Section 5.04(a) or (b) following the initial incurrence or making of any such Reclassifiable Item, if such Reclassifiable Item could, based on such financial statements, have been incurred or made in reliance on any “ratio-based” basket, such Reclassifiable Item shall automatically be reclassified as having been incurred or made under the applicable provisions of such “ratio-based” basket, as applicable (in each case, subject to any other applicable provision such “ratio-based” basket, as applicable). It is understood and agreed that any Indebtedness, Lien, Restricted Payment, Restricted Debt Payment, Investment and/or Disposition need not be permitted solely by reference to one category of permitted
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Indebtedness, Lien, Restricted Payment, Restricted Debt Payment, Investment and/or Disposition under Sections 6.01, 6.02, 6.04, 6.05, 6.06 and 6.09(b), respectively, but may instead be permitted in part under any combination thereof or under any other available exception.
Section 1.03Effectuation of Transaction. Each of the representations and warranties of the Borrower contained in this Agreement (and all corresponding definitions) are made after giving effect to the Transactions as shall have taken place on or prior to the date of determination, unless the context otherwise requires.
Section 1.04Pro Forma and Other Calculations. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or any Loan Document to the contrary, when (i) calculating any applicable ratio, Consolidated Net Income or EBITDA in connection with the incurrence of Indebtedness, the issuance of Disqualified Stock, the creation of Liens, the making of any Disposition, the making of an Investment, the making of a Restricted Payment, the designation of a subsidiary of the Borrower as a Subsidiary, any Subsidiary Redesignation or any Restricted Debt Payment, (ii) determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires that no Default or Event of Default has occurred, is continuing or would result therefrom, (iii) determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires compliance with any representations and warranties set forth herein or (iv) determining the availability for the utilization of any basket, to the incurrence of Indebtedness, the issuance of Disqualified Stock, the creation of Liens, the making of any Disposition, the making of an Investment, the making of a Restricted Payment, the designation of a subsidiary of the Borrower as a Subsidiary, any Subsidiary Redesignation or any Restricted Debt Payment, in each case in connection with a Limited Condition Transaction, the date of determination of such ratio or other provisions, determination of whether any Default or Event of Default has occurred, is continuing or would result therefrom, determination of compliance with any representations or warranties or the satisfaction of any other conditions shall, at the option of the Borrower (the Borrower’s election to exercise such option in connection with any Limited Condition Transaction, an “LCT Election”, which LCT Election may be in respect of one or more of clauses (i) through (iv) above), be deemed to be (x) the date the definitive agreements (or other relevant definitive documentation) for such Limited Condition Transaction are entered into or (y) solely in connection with an acquisition to which the United Kingdom City Code on Takeovers and Mergers applies (or similar law in another jurisdiction), the date on which a “Rule 2.7 announcement” of a firm intention to make an offer (or equivalent announcement in another jurisdiction) (a “Public Offer”) in respect of a target of such acquisition (the “LCT Test Date”). If on a pro forma basis after giving effect to such Limited Condition Transaction and the other transactions to be entered into in connection therewith (including any incurrence or issuance of Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock and the use of proceeds thereof), with such ratios and other provisions calculated as if such Limited Condition Transaction or other transactions had occurred at the beginning of the most recent Test Period ending prior to the LCT Test Date for which internal financial statements are available, the Borrower could have taken such action on the relevant LCT Test Date in compliance with the applicable ratios or other provisions, such provisions shall be deemed to have been complied with. For the avoidance of doubt (i) if, following the LCT Test Date, any of such ratios or other provisions are exceeded or breached as a result of fluctuations in such ratio (including due to fluctuations in EBITDA or other components of such ratio) or other provisions at or prior to the consummation of the relevant Limited Condition Transactions, such ratios and other provisions will not be deemed to have been exceeded or failed to have been satisfied as a result of such fluctuations solely for purposes of determining whether the Limited Condition Transaction is permitted hereunder and (ii) such ratios and compliance with such conditions shall not be tested at the time of consummation of such Limited Condition Transaction or related transactions, unless the Borrower elects, in its sole discretion, to test such ratios and compliance with the conditions on the date such Limited Condition Transaction or related transaction is consummated. If the Borrower has made an LCT Election for any Limited Condition Transaction, then in connection with any subsequent calculation of any ratio, basket availability or compliance with any other provision hereunder (other than actual compliance with the Financial Covenant and the Pricing Grid) on or following the relevant LCT Test Date and prior to the earliest of the date on which such Limited Condition Transaction is consummated, the date that the
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definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Transaction is terminated or expires, or the offer in respect of a Public Offer for such acquisition is terminated, without consummation of such Limited Condition Transaction or the date the Borrower makes an election pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence, any such ratio, basket or compliance with any other provision hereunder shall be calculated on a pro forma basis assuming such Limited Condition Transaction and other transactions in connection therewith (including any incurrence or issuance of Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock and the use of proceeds thereof) had been consummated on the LCT Test Date and, in the case of any Restricted Payment, on a pro forma basis excluding such Limited Condition Transaction and other transaction in connection therewith.
(b)In connection with any action being taken in connection with a Limited Condition Transaction (including the incurrence of any Indebtedness and/or any Lien in connection therewith), for purposes of determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires that any representation or warranty be required to be true and correct as of the consummation of any Limited Condition Acquisition, the relevant representation and warranty shall be limited to (x) the Specified Representations (as modified appropriately for the relevant Limited Condition Acquisition) being true and correct as of such date and (y) the representations and warranties made by the target in the applicable acquisition agreement that are material to the interests of the Lenders (in their capacities as such) (but only to the extent that the Borrower (or its applicable affiliate) has the right to terminate its obligations under the relevant acquisition agreement or decline to consummate the acquisition as a result of a breach of such representations in the acquisition agreement) shall be true and correct in all material respects. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Borrower has exercised its option under this Section 1.10, and any Default or Event of Default occurs following the date the definitive agreements for the applicable Limited Condition Transaction were entered into and prior to the consummation of such Limited Condition Transaction, any such Default or Event of Default shall be deemed to not have occurred or be continuing for purposes of determining whether any action being taken in connection with such Limited Condition Transaction is permitted hereunder.
(c)Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or any Loan Document to the contrary herein, with respect to any amounts incurred or transactions entered into (or consummated) in reliance on a provision of this Agreement that does not require compliance with a financial ratio or test (including, without limitation, any drawing under any revolving facility, the Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, the Net Secured Leverage Ratio and the Net Total Leverage Ratio (any such amounts, the “Fixed Amounts”)) substantially concurrently with any amounts incurred or transactions entered into (or consummated) in reliance on a provision of this Agreement that requires compliance with any such financial ratio or test (any such amounts, the “Incurrence-Based Amounts”), it is understood and agreed that any Fixed Amount (and any cash proceeds thereof) and any substantially concurrent borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility or any other revolving credit facility shall be disregarded in the calculation of the financial ratio or test applicable to the relevant Incurrence-Based Amount in connection with such substantially concurrent incurrence.
(d)If any Lien, Indebtedness, Disposition, Investment, Restricted Payment, Restricted Debt Payment or other transaction, action, judgment or amount (any of the foregoing in concurrent transactions, a single transaction or a series of related transactions) is incurred, issued, taken or consummated in reliance on categories of baskets measured by reference to a percentage of EBITDA, and any Lien, Indebtedness, Disposition, Investment, Restricted Payment or other transaction, action, judgment or amount (including in connection with refinancing thereof) would subsequently exceed the applicable percentage of EBITDA if calculated based on the EBITDA on a later date (including the date of any refinancing or re-classification), such percentage of EBITDA will not be deemed to be exceeded (so long as, in the case of refinancing any Indebtedness (and any related Lien), the principal amount or the
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liquidation preference of such newly incurred or issued Indebtedness does not exceed the maximum principal amount or amount of Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of the Indebtedness, being refinanced, extended, replaced, refunded, renewed or defeased).
(e)It is understood and agreed for the avoidance of doubt that the carve-outs from the provisions of Articles V and VI herein may include items or activities that are not restricted by the relevant provision.
Section 1.05Confidentiality; Privilege. Notwithstanding any obligation to provide information or allow Administrative Agent, the Lenders or any third party to access the books and records of the Borrower or its subsidiaries or otherwise set forth in this Agreement, neither the Borrower nor any of its subsidiaries will be required to disclose or permit the inspection or discussion of, any document, information or other matter (a) that constitutes non-financial trade secrets or non-financial proprietary information, (b) in respect of which disclosure to Administrative Agent or any Lender (or their respective representatives or contractors) would be in breach of any confidentiality obligations not entered into for the purpose of circumventing any disclosure requirement in the Loan Documents, fiduciary duty or Law and/or (c) that is subject to attorney client or similar privilege or constitutes attorney work product; provided, that if the Borrower or its Subsidiaries withhold any such information in reliance of this Section 1.05, the Borrower or its Subsidiaries will, to the extent such notice is not otherwise restricted by the provisions of this Section 1.05, promptly notify the Administrative Agent of the reason why such information is being withheld.
Section 1.06Cashless Rollovers. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document, to the extent that any Lender extends the maturity date of, or replaces, renews or refinances, any of its then-existing Loans with Incremental Loans, Replacement Term Loans, Loans in connection with any Replacement Revolving Facility, Extended Term Loans, Extended Revolving Loans or loans incurred under a new credit facility, in each case, to the extent such extension, replacement, renewal or refinancing is effected by means of a “cashless roll” by such Lender, such extension, replacement, renewal or refinancing shall be deemed to comply with any requirement hereunder or any other Loan Document that such payment be made “in Dollars”, “in immediately available funds”, “in Cash” or any other similar requirement. In addition, any Lender may, at its discretion, assign or purchase any Loans or Commitments by means of any cash or non-cash consideration, including through a “cashless roll” so long as agreed with the counterparty to such transaction, and such assignments or purchases shall be deemed to comply with any requirement hereunder or any other Loan Document that such payment be made “in Dollars,” “in immediately available funds,” “in cash” or any other similar requirement.
Section 1.07Timing of Payment or Performance. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, when the payment of any obligation or the performance of any covenant, duty or obligation is stated to be due or performance required on a day which is not a Business Day, the date of such payment or performance shall extend to the immediately succeeding Business Day.
Section 1.08Times of Day. Unless otherwise specified herein, all references herein to times of day shall be references to New York City time (daylight or standard, as applicable).
Section 1.09Defaults. With respect to any Default or Event of Default, the words “exists”, “is continuing” or similar expressions with respect thereto shall mean that the Default or Event of Default has occurred and has not yet been cured or waived. If, prior to the taking of any action under Section 7.02 (or the occurrence of any Event of Default under Section 7.01(h) or 7.01(i)), any Default or Event of Default occurs due to (a) the failure by any Loan
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Party to take any action by a specified time, such Default or Event of Default shall be deemed to have been cured at the time, if any, that the applicable Loan Party takes such action or (b) the taking of any action by any Loan Party that is not then permitted by the terms of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, such Default or Event of Default shall be deemed to be cured on the earlier to occur of (x) the date on which such action would be permitted at such time to be taken under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents pursuant to an applicable amendment or waiver permitting such action and (y) the date on which such action is unwound or otherwise modified to the extent necessary for such revised action to be permitted at such time by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents; provided that, an Event of Default resulting from the failure to deliver a notice pursuant to Section 5.05(a) shall cease to exist and be cured in all respects if the Default or Event of Default giving rise to such notice requirement shall have ceased to exist and/or be cured.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 1.09, an Event of Default (the “Initial Default”) may not be cured pursuant to this Section 1.09:
(i)if the taking of any action by any Loan Party or Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is not permitted during, and as a result of, the continuance of such Initial Default directly results in the cure of such Initial Default and the applicable Loan Party or Subsidiary had actual knowledge at the time of taking any such action that the Initial Default had occurred and was continuing,
(ii)in the case of an Event of Default under Section 7.01(h) or (i) that directly results in material impairment of the rights and remedies of the Lenders, Collateral Agent and Administrative Agent under the Loan Documents and that is incapable of being cured, or
(iii)in the case of an Event of Default under Section 7.01(d) arising due to the failure to perform or observe Section 5.02 that directly results in a material adverse effect on the ability of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties (taken as a whole) to perform their respective payment obligations under any Loan Document to which the Borrower or any of the other Loan Parties is a party, or
(iv)in the case of an Event of Default under Section 7.01(d) arising due to the failure to comply with the Financial Covenant.
Section 1.10Divisions. 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 on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Equity Interests at such time.
Article II

The Credits
Section 1.01Commitments. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein:
(a)[Reserved].
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(b)Each 2021 Term Lender agrees to make 2021 Term Loans in Dollars to the Borrower on the First Amendment Effective Date in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed its 2021 Term Commitment. Amounts of 2021 Term Loans borrowed under this Section 2.01(b) that are repaid or prepaid may not be re-borrowed
(c)Each Lender agrees to make Revolving Facility Loans of a Class in Dollars to the Borrower from time to time during the Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in (i) such Lender’s Revolving Facility Credit Exposure of such Class exceeding such Lender’s Revolving Facility Commitment of such Class or (ii) the Revolving Facility Credit Exposure of such Class exceeding the total Revolving Facility Commitments of such Class. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower may borrow, prepay and reborrow Revolving Facility Loans.
(d)Each Lender having an Incremental Term Loan Commitment agrees, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the applicable Incremental Assumption Agreement, to make Incremental Term Loans to the Borrower, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed its Incremental Term Loan Commitment.
Section 1.02Loans and Borrowings.   Each Loan shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Loans under the same Facility and of the same Type made by the Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective Commitments under the applicable Facility (or, in the case of Swingline Loans, in accordance with their respective Swingline Commitments); provided, however, that Revolving Facility Loans of any Class shall be made by the Revolving Facility Lenders of such Class ratably in accordance with their respective Revolving Facility Percentages on the date such Loans are made hereunder. 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.
(b)Subject to Section 2.14, each Borrowing (other than a Swingline Borrowing) shall be comprised entirely of ABR Loans or Eurocurrency Loans as the Borrower may request in accordance herewith. Each Swingline Borrowing shall be an ABR Borrowing.
(c)At the commencement of each Interest Period for any Eurocurrency Revolving Facility Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of the Borrowing Multiple and not less than the Borrowing Minimum. At the time that each ABR Revolving Facility Borrowing is made, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of the Borrowing Multiple and not less than the Borrowing Minimum; provided, that an ABR Revolving Facility Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused available balance of the Revolving Facility Commitments or that is required to finance the reimbursement of an L/C Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.05(e). Each Swingline Borrowing shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of the Borrowing Multiple and not less than the Borrowing Minimum. Borrowings of more than one Type may be outstanding at the same time; provided, however, that the Borrower shall not be entitled to request any Borrowing that, if made, would result in more than 10 Eurocurrency Borrowings outstanding under all Revolving Facilities at any time. Borrowings having different Interest Periods, regardless of whether they commence on the same date, shall be considered separate Borrowings.
(d)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrower shall not be entitled to request, or to elect to convert or continue, any Borrowing of any Class if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the relevant maturity date for such Class, as applicable.
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Section 1.03Requests for Borrowings. To request a Revolving Facility Borrowing and/or a Term Borrowing, the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request electronically (a) in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, three Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing or (b) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, one Business Day before the date of the proposed Borrowing; provided, that, (i) to request a Eurocurrency Borrowing or ABR Borrowing on the Closing Date, the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request by telephone not later than 12:00 noon, New York City time, one Business Day prior to the Closing Date (or such later time as the Administrative Agent may agree), (ii) any such notice of an ABR Revolving Facility Borrowing to finance the reimbursement of an L/C Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.05(e) may be given not later than 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on the date of the proposed Borrowing and (iii) any such notice of an Incremental Revolving Borrowing or Incremental Term Borrowing may be given at such time as provided in the applicable Incremental Assumption Agreement. Each such telephonic Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable (other than in the case of any notice given in respect of the Closing Date, or, in the case of notice given in respect of Incremental Commitments, which may be conditioned as provided in the applicable Incremental Assumption Agreement) and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery or electronic means to the Administrative Agent of a written Borrowing Request signed by the Borrower. Each such telephonic and written Borrowing Request shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:
(i)whether such Borrowing is to be a Borrowing of Term Loans, Revolving Facility Loans, Refinancing Term Loans, Other Term Loans, Other Revolving Loans or Replacement Revolving Loans as applicable;
(ii)the aggregate amount of the requested Borrowing;
(iii)the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day;
(iv)whether such Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurocurrency Borrowing;
(v)in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”; and
(vi)the location and number of the account to which funds are to be disbursed.
If no election as to the Type of Borrowing is specified, then the requested Borrowing shall be an ABR Borrowing. If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any requested Eurocurrency Borrowing, then the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration. Promptly following receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section 2.03, 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 1.04Swingline Loans.