EX-10.6 6 yrcw-ex106_589.htm EX-10.6 yrcw-ex106_589.htm

Exhibit 10.6

AMENDMENT NO. 6

Dated as of July 7, 2020

to

LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

Dated as of February 13, 2014

THIS AMENDMENT NO. 6 (this ”Amendment”) is dated as of the date first written above, by and among YRC WORLDWIDE INC., a Delaware Corporation (“Parent”), YRC INC., a Delaware Corporation (“YRC”), USF REDDAWAY INC., an Oregon Corporation (“Reddaway”), USF HOLLAND LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Holland”), and NEW PENN MOTOR EXPRESS LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“New Penn”, and together with Parent, YRC, Holland and Reddaway, “Borrowers” and each a “Borrower”), each Guarantor party hereto, the Lenders party hereto and CITIZENS BUSINESS CAPITAL, a division of Citizens Asset Finance, Inc. (a subsidiary of Citizens Bank, N.A.) as agent for the Lenders and Issuing Banks (in such capacity, “Agent”), under that certain Loan and Security Agreement dated as of February 13, 2014 by and among Borrowers, Guarantors party thereto from time to time, the Lenders and Agent (as amended, amended and restated, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Loan Agreement”).  Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings given to them in the Loan Agreement, as amended hereby.

WHEREAS, the Parent and the Guarantors have requested that the Lenders amend the Loan Agreement on the terms more fully set forth herein; and

WHEREAS, the Lenders party hereto constituting all of the existing Lenders party to the Loan Agreement as of the date hereof (the “Existing Lenders”) and the Agent have agreed to make the amendments described herein pursuant to this Amendment on the terms and conditions set forth herein;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises set forth above, the terms and conditions contained herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Borrowers, Guarantors, the Existing Lenders and the Agent have agreed to enter into this Amendment.

1.Amendments to Loan Agreement.  

(a)Effective as of the date of satisfaction or waiver of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 2 below (the “Amendment No. 6 Effective Date”), the Loan Agreement is hereby amended to delete the bold, stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and to add the bold, double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth in the pages of the Loan Agreement attached as Exhibit A hereto; and

(b) Effective as of the earlier of (i) the date, following the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, that (A) the Agent shall have received confirmation from each Lender that such Lender has completed any necessary flood insurance due diligence to its reasonable satisfaction and (B) in the case of each Material Real Property located in a special flood zone hazard area, the Agent shall have discharged the applicable Mortgages on all such Material Real Properties, and (ii) August 7, 2020 (such earlier date, the “Amendment No. 6 Trigger Date”), the Loan Agreement shall be amended as follows:

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(i)

Section 1.1 of the Loan Agreement is hereby amended by deleting the definition of “Maturity Date” and replacing and restating it in their entirety as follows:

Maturity Date – (i) January 9, 2024, (ii) with respect to any Commitments as to which the final maturity date has been extended pursuant to Section 2.4, the final maturity date as specified in the Extension Offer accepted by the applicable Lender or Lenders holding such Commitments, and (iii) with respect to any Incremental Facility, the final maturity date as specified in the Incremental Amendment governing the Commitments.

2.Conditions of Effectiveness.  The effectiveness of this Amendment on the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date is subject to the satisfaction (or waiver by each of the Existing Lenders) of the following conditions precedent:

(a)the Agent shall have received counterparts of this Amendment duly executed by each Loan Party, each Existing Lender and Agent;

(b)

the Agent shall have received an executed copy of that certain Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement dated as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, between Agent, the Term Agent, the UST Tranche A Agent, the UST Tranche B Agent and the Loan Parties, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent;

(c) the Agent shall have received an executed copy of that certain Amendment No. 2 to the Term Loan Agreement dated as of the date hereof between the Loan Parties party thereto, the lenders party thereto and the Term Agent, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent;

(d)

the Agent shall have received executed copies of (i) the UST Tranche A Credit Agreement dated as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, between the Parent, the other Subsidiaries of the Parent party thereto, the lenders party thereto and the UST Tranche A Agent and (ii) the UST Tranche B Credit Agreement dated as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, between the Parent, the other Subsidiaries of the Parent party thereto, the lenders party thereto and the UST Tranche B Agent, and all of the documents, instruments and agreements executed and/or delivered in connection therewith, each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent;

(e)receipt by Agent of a certificate executed by the Secretary (or other equivalent officer, partner or manager) of each Loan Party dated as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date certifying: (i) as true and correct a copy of resolutions in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, of the board of directors (or other equivalent governing body, member or partner) of each Loan Party approving and authorizing the execution, delivery and performance by such Loan Party of this Amendment and all documents, instruments and agreements executed and/or delivered in connection herewith (if any) and of the transactions contemplated herein and therein, (ii) as true and correct and in full force and effect, without any amendment except as shown, a copy of the Organization Documents of each Loan Party, or that there have been no amendments, supplements, or other modifications to such Loan Party’s Organizational Documents since the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date and that the copies of such Loan Party’s Organizational Documents delivered to Agent on such date as a part of the “secretary’s certificate” delivered by such Loan Party are true, correct and complete copies of such Organizational Documents as currently in full force and effect, (iii) as true and correct a copy of a good standing certificate/certificate of status for each Loan Party certified by the applicable Governmental Authority of such Loan Party’s jurisdiction of incorporation, organization or formation dated a recent date prior to the date hereof (except for those delivered pursuant to Section 3(b) below), and (iv) the names and signatures of the officers of such Loan Party authorized to execute and deliver this Amendment and all documents, instruments and agreements executed and/or delivered in connection herewith (if any) on behalf of such Loan Party pursuant to the resolutions referenced in clause (i) above (and such certificate shall be countersigned by another officer of such Loan Party certifying the name, office  and signature of the Secretary (or other equivalent officer, partner or manager) of such Loan Party giving such certificate); and

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(f)no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, or would result from the execution of the Amendment or consummation of the transactions contemplated hereunder; and

3. Conditions Subsequent.  The Loan Parties shall satisfy the conditions described below within the time periods provided therewith (unless extended by the Agent in its sole discretion).

(a)Within forty-five (45) days following the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, the Agent shall have received legal opinions covering the Loan Parties organized in Canada and the Netherlands from the Borrowers’ local legal counsel regarding certain customary matters relating to the execution, delivery, and performance of this Amendment by the Loan Parties organized under the laws of such foreign jurisdictions and the validity, binding nature, and enforceability (as regards the Loan Parties) of this Amendment and the Loan Agreement as amended hereby, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent;

(b)

Within ten (10) days following the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, Borrower shall deliver to Agent true and correct copies of each good standing certificate/certificate of status of the Loan Parties not previously delivered on or prior to the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, certified by the applicable Governmental Authority of such Loan Party’s jurisdiction of incorporation, organization or formation dated a recent date prior to or after the date hereof;

(c)

Within ninety (90) days following the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, with respect to the Mortgages in which the Maturity Date is stated therein, the Agent shall have received (i) counterparts executed by the applicable Loan Parties of an amendment to each such Mortgage to update the Maturity Date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, and (ii) evidence that the Borrowers have caused such amendments to be filed or recorded in the filing or recording offices in which such Mortgages are filed or recorded.  Borrowers shall pay all filing and recording taxes and fees that are payable in connection with such amendments to the Mortgages; and

(d)

Within fifteen (15) days following the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, the Agent shall have received legal opinions covering the Loan Parties from the Borrowers’ legal counsel, in customary form and substance.

4.Representations and Warranties of the Borrower.  Each of the Borrowers and each of the Guarantors party hereto hereby represents and warrants as follows as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date:

This Amendment has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Borrowers and each Guarantor and this Amendment and the Loan Agreement, as modified hereby, constitute legal, valid and binding obligations of the Borrowers and the Guarantors and are enforceable against the Borrowers and the Guarantors in accordance with their terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.

As of the date hereof, the representations and warranties of the Borrowers and the Guarantors set forth in the Loan Agreement, as modified hereby, and the Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date hereof, 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 as of such earlier date; provided, that any such representation and warranty that is qualified by “materiality”, “material adverse effect” or similar language shall be true and correct in all respects (after giving effect to such qualification therein) on and as of the date hereof with the same effect as though made on and as of such date or such earlier date, as applicable.

5.Consent to Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement.  Subject to satisfaction or waiver of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 2 above, each Existing Lender agrees and acknowledges that it has received a copy of the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement being amended and restated on the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date and each Existing

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Lender further agrees that the Administrative Agent is authorized to enter into the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement, as amended.

6.Reference to and Effect on the Loan Agreement.

(a)

Upon the effectiveness hereof, each reference to the Loan Agreement in the Loan Agreement or any other Loan Document shall mean and be a reference to the Loan Agreement as modified hereby.  This Amendment shall constitute a Loan Document.

 

Except as specifically set forth above, the Loan Agreement and all other documents, instruments and agreements executed and/or delivered in connection therewith shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby ratified and confirmed.

Other than as set forth above, the execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Amendment shall not operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of Agent or the Lenders, nor constitute a waiver of any provision of the Loan Agreement, the Loan Documents or any other documents, instruments and agreements executed and/or delivered in connection therewith.

7.Acknowledgements.  By executing this Amendment, each of the Loan Parties (a) consents to this Amendment and the performance by Borrowers and each of the other Loan Parties of their obligations hereunder, (b) acknowledges that notwithstanding the execution and delivery of this Amendment, the obligations of each of the Loan Parties under each of the Security Documents and each of the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party, are not impaired or affected and each Security Document and each such other Loan Document continues in full force and effect, (c) affirms and ratifies, to the extent it is a party thereto, each Security Document and each other Loan Document with respect to all of the Obligations as expanded or amended hereby, and (d) hereby represents and warrants that, as of the date hereof, the Loan Parties do not, to their Knowledge, have, nor claim, any offsets or defenses to their respective Obligations, and have no other claims or causes of action against, any of the Lenders or Agent in connection with the Loan Documents (as amended hereby).

8.No Novation or Mutual Departure.  The Parent expressly acknowledges and agrees that there has not been, and this Amendment does not constitute or establish, a novation with respect to the Loan Agreement or any other Loan Document, or a mutual departure from the strict terms, provisions, and conditions thereof, other than with respect to the amendments contained in Section 2 hereof.

9. Governing Law.  This Amendment shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the law of the State of New York, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO THE CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES THEREOF, BUT INCLUDING SECTION 5-1401 OF THE NEW YORK GENERAL OBLIGATIONS LAW.

10.Headings.  Section headings in this Amendment are included herein for convenience of reference only and shall not constitute a part of this Amendment for any other purpose.

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11. Counterparts.  This Amendment may be executed by one or more of the parties hereto on any number of separate counterparts, and all of said counterparts taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument.  Signatures delivered by facsimile or PDF shall have the same force and effect as manual signatures delivered in person.  The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” and words of like import in this Amendment shall be deemed to include electronic signatures or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, 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 Follow]

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amendment has been duly executed as of the day and year first above written.

 

YRC WORLDWIDE INC.

 

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

 

Express Lane Service, Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

New Penn Motor Express llc

(f/k/a New Penn Motor Express Inc.)

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

Roadway Express International, Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

Roadway LLC

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

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Roadway Next Day Corporation

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

HNRY Logistics, Inc.

 

By: /s/ Jason W. Bergman

Name: Jason W. Bergman
Title:   President

 

 

USF Bestway Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

USF Dugan Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

USF Glen Moore Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

usf holland llc

(f/k/a USF Holland Inc.)

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

USF RedStar LLC

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


USF Reddaway Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President

 

 

 

YRC Association Solutions, Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

YRC Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President

 

YRC International Investments, Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President

 

YRC Logistics Services, Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President

 

YRC Mortgages, LLC

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President

 

YRC ENTERPRISE SERVICES, Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President

 

YRC Regional Transportation, Inc.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


 

 

 

REIMER HOLDING B.V.

 

By:     /s/ M.F. A van Schijndel                    

Name:  M.F. A van Schijndel
Title:    Managing Director A

 

 

By:     /s/ Terry Gerrond                                

Name:  Terry Gerrond
Title:    Managing Director B

 

 

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


 

1105481 ONTARIO INC.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

YRC LOGISTICS INC.

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

USF HOLLAND INTERNATIONAL SALES CORPORATION

 

By: /s Thomas J. O’Connor

Name: Thomas J. O’Connor

Title:   President

 

YRC FREIGHT CANADA COMPANY

 

By: /s Mark Boehmer

Name: Mark Boehmer

Title:   Vice President and Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


 

CITIZENS BUSINESS CAPITAL, a division of Citizens Asset Finance, Inc. (a subsidiary of Citizens Bank, N.A.), as Agent and a Lender

 


By: /s David J. Slattery

Name: David J. Slattery

Title:   Vice President

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as a Lender

 

 

By:  /s/ Charles Fairchild Name: Charles Fairchild

Title:    Senior Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender

 

 

By:  /s/ Sherry Winick Name: Sherry Winick

Title:    Vice President

 

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


ING CAPITAL LLC, as a Lender

 

 

By:  /s/ Jeff Chu Name: Jeff Chu

Title:    Director

 

By:  /s/ Michael Chen Name: Michael Chen

Title:    Director

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


CIT FINANCE LLC, as a Lender

 

 

By:  /s/ Christopher J. Esposito Name: Christopher J. Esposito

Title:    Managing Director

 

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender

 

 

By:  /s/ Matthew McLuckey Name: Matthew McLuckey

Title:    Vice President

 

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


SIEMENS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., as a Lender

 

 

By:  /s/ John Finore Name: John Finore

Title:    Vice President

 

By:  /s/ Maria Levy Name: Maria Levy

Title:    Head of Risk

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


CITY NATIONAL BANK, A NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION, as a Lender

 

 

By:  /s/ Beverly Reichik Name: Beverly Reichik

Title:    Sr. Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


SIGNATURE BANK, as a Lender

 

 

By:  /s/ Robert Wallace Name: Robert Wallace

Title:    Senior Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


DEUTSCHE BANK AG NEW YORK BRANCH, as a Lender

 

 

By:  /s/ Michael Strobel Name: Michael Strobel

Title:    Vice President

 

By:  /s/ Suzan Onal Name: Suzan Onal

Title:    Vice President

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


WEBSTER BUSINESS CREDIT CORPORATION, as a Lender

 

 

By:  /s/ Julian Vigder Name: Julian Vigder

Title:    Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 


EXHIBIT A

 

Amendments to the Loan Agreement

 

[See attached.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT A TO AMENDMENT NO. 6

 

 

 

 

LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

 

YRC WORLDWIDE INC.,

as Administrative Borrower,

BORROWERS NAMED HEREIN, GUARANTORS NAMED HEREIN, CERTAIN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS,

as Lenders and

RBS CITIZENS BUSINESS CAPITAL,

a division of RBS Asset Finance, Inc., a subsidiary of RBS Citizens, N.A., as Agent

 

 

CITIZENS BANK, N.A.,

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH and PNC BankBANK

As Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners

 

Bank of AmericaBANK OF AMERICA, N.A. and PNC BankBANK as Co-Syndication Agents

 

ING CAPITAL LLC, CIT FINANCE LLC, and KEYBANK National

associationNATIONAL ASSOCIATION as Co-Documentation Agents

 

 

Dated as of February 13, 2014

 

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SECTION 1.   DEFINITIONS; RULES OF CONSTRUCTION 1

 

1.1

Definitions.1

 

1.2

Terms Defined in UCC 55. 63

 

1.3

Accounting Terms 55.64

 

1.4

Certain Matters of Construction 55. 64

1.5Pro Forma Calculations 56. 65 SECTION 2.   CREDIT FACILITIES 5867

 

2.1

Commitment 58.67

 

2.2

Letter of Credit Facility 60. 69

 

2.3

Increase in Commitments 63. 73

2.4Extensions of Commitments 65. 74 SECTION 3.   INTEREST, FEES AND CHARGES 6776

3.1Interest 67. 76

3.2Fees 68.79

 

3.3

Computation of Interest, Fees, Yield Protection 69. 79

 

3.4

Reimbursement Obligations 69. 80

 

3.5

Illegality 70. 80

 

3.6

Increased Costs 70.80

 

3.7

Increased Capital Costs 70. 81

 

3.8

Mitigation; Replacement of Lenders 71. 81

 

3.9

Indemnities 72.82

3.10Maximum Interest 72. 83 SECTION 4. LOAN ADMINISTRATION 7384

 

4.1

Manner of Borrowing and Funding Loans 73. 84

 

4.2

Defaulting Lender 74.85

 

4.3

Number and Amount of LIBOR Loans; Determination of Rate 75. 86

 

4.4

Administrative Borrower 76. 86

 

 

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4.5

One Obligation 76. 87

4.6Effect of Termination 76. 87 SECTION 5.   PAYMENTS 7788

 

5.1

General Payment Provisions 77. 88

 

5.2

Repayment of Loans 77. 88

 

5.3

Reserved 77. 88

 

5.4

Mandatory Prepayments 77. 88

 

5.5

Payment of LIBOR Loans and Other Obligations 78. 88

 

5.6

Marshaling; Payments Set Aside 79. 89

 

5.7

Post-Default Allocation of Payments 79. 90

 

5.8

Application of Payments 80. 91

 

5.9

Loan Account; Account Stated 80. 91

5.10Taxes 80.91

 

5.11

Withholding Tax Exemption 81. 92

5.12Nature and Extent of Each Borrower’s Liability 83. 94 SECTION 6. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT 8697

 

6.1

Conditions Precedent to Initial Loans 86. 97

 

6.2

Conditions Precedent to All Credit Extensions 89. 100

6.3Limited Waiver of Conditions Precedent 89. 100 SECTION 7. COLLATERAL 89100

 

7.1

Grant of Security Interest 89. 100

 

7.2

Cash Collateral 92.103

 

7.3

Real Property Collateral 92. 103

 

7.4

Other Collateral 92.103

 

7.5

No Assumption of Liability 93. 104

7.6Further Assurances 93. 104 SECTION 8. COLLATERAL ADMINISTRATION 93104

 

8.1

Borrowing Base Certificates 93. 104

 

8.2

Administration of Accounts 93. 105

 

 

 

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8.3

Administration of Deposit Accounts; Cash Dominion Trigger Period; Borrowing Base Cash Account 94. 105

 

 

8.4

General Provisions 96. 107

8.5Power of Attorney 96. 107 SECTION 9.   REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES 97108

9.1General Representations and Warranties 97. 108 SECTION 10. COVENANTS AND CONTINUING AGREEMENTS 104116

 

10.1

Affirmative Covenants 104. 116

10.2Negative Covenants 114. 126 SECTION 11. EVENTS OF DEFAULT; REMEDIES ON DEFAULT 133146

 

11.1

Events of Default 133. 146

 

11.2

Remedies upon Default 136. 148

11.3License 137. 149

11.4Setoff 137. 149

11.5Remedies Cumulative; No Waiver; Commercial Reasonableness 137. 150 SECTION 12. AGENT 138151

 

12.1

Appointment, Authority and Duties of Agent 138. 151

 

12.2

Agreements Regarding Collateral and Field Examination Reports 139. 152

 

12.3

Reliance By Agent 140. 153

 

12.4

Action Upon Default 141. 153

 

12.5

Ratable Sharing 141. 154

 

12.6

Indemnification of Agent Indemnitees 141. 154

 

12.7

Limitation on Responsibilities of Agent 142. 154

 

12.8

Successor Agent and Co-Agents 142. 155

 

12.9

Due Diligence and Non-Reliance 143. 156

 

12.10

Replacement of Certain Lenders 143. 156

 

12.11

Remittance of Payments and Collections 144. 156

 

12.12

Agent in its Individual Capacity 144. 157

 

12.13

Agent Titles 144. 157

 

12.14

No Third Party Beneficiaries 145. 157

 

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2987041159763SECTION 13. BENEFIT OF AGREEMENT; ASSIGNMENTS AND PARTICIPATIONS

145158

 

 

13.1

Successors and Assigns

145. 158

13.2

Participations 145.

158

13.3

Assignments 146.

159

13.4

Tax Treatment 147.

160

13.5Representation of Lenders 147. 160 SECTION 14. GUARANTY. 147160

14.1Guaranty 147. 160

14.2Waivers 147. 160

 

14.3

No Defense 148.161

 

14.4

Guaranty of Payment 148. 161

 

14.5

Liabilities Absolute 148. 161

 

14.6

Waiver of Notice 149. 162

 

14.7

Agent’s Discretion 149. 162

 

14.8

Reinstatement 149.162

 

14.9

Action Upon Event of Default 150. 163

 

14.10

Statute of Limitations 151. 164

 

14.11

Reserved 151.164

 

14.12

Guarantor’s Investigation 151. 164

 

14.13

Keepwell 151.164

 

14.14

Termination 152.165

 

SECTION 15. MISCELLANEOUS 152165

 

 

15.1

Consents, Amendments and Waivers 152. 165

 

15.2

Indemnity 153. 167

 

15.3

Notices and Communications 154. 167

 

15.4

Performance of Loan Parties’ Obligations 156. 169

 

15.5

Credit Inquiries 156.170

 

15.6

Severability 156.170

 

15.7

Cumulative Effect; Conflict of Terms 156. 170

 

15.8

Counterparts; Facsimile Signatures 157. 170

 

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15.9

Entire Agreement 157.170

 

15.10

Obligations of Lenders 157.170

 

15.11

Confidentiality 157.171

 

15.12

Reserved 158.171

 

15.13

GOVERNING LAW 158. 171

 

15.14

Consent to Forum 159. 172

 

15.15

Waivers by Loan Parties 159. 173

 

15.16

Patriot Act Notice 160. 173

 

15.17

No Oral Agreement 160. 173

 

15.18

Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement 160. 173

 

15.19

Release of Guarantors 160. 174

 

15.20

Release of Liens 161.174

15.21Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions 161. 175 15.22   Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs 161

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LIST OF EXHIBITS AND SCHEDULES

 

 

Exhibit AForm of Assignment and Acceptance

Exhibit BForm of Borrowing Base Certificate

Exhibit CForm of Compliance Certificate

Exhibit DForm of Notice of Borrowing

Exhibit EForm of Grant of Security Interest in Trademarks Exhibit FForm of Grant of Security Interest in Patents Exhibit GForm of Grant of Security Interest in Copyrights Exhibit HForm of Perfection Certificate

Exhibit IForm of Notice of Continuation/Conversion

Exhibit JForm of Assignment Notice

 

Schedule 1.1(a)Guarantors as of the Closing Date Schedule 1.1(b)Commitments of Lenders Schedule 1.1(c)Copyrights

Schedule 1.1(d)Excluded Real Property Schedule 1.1(e)Existing Letters of Credit Schedule 1.1(f)Licenses

Schedule 1.1(g)Patents

Schedule 1.1(h)Pension Fund Entities Schedule 1.1(i)Trademarks

Schedule 6.1.6Local Counsel Schedule 7.1.1(a)Pledged Collateral

Schedule 7.1.1(b)Additional Collateral Provisions Schedule 7.1(c)Commercial Tort Claims Schedule 8.3Deposit Accounts

Schedule 9.1.11Subsidiaries Schedule 9.1.14Labor Matters

Schedule 10.1.13(a)Further Assurances and Post-Closing Conditions Schedule 10.2.1(b)Liens

 

Schedule 10.2.2(e)

Investments Schedule 10.2.3(b)Debt

 

Schedule 10.2.5Closing Date Dispositions Schedule 10.2.8Transactions with Affiliates Schedule 10.2.9Burdensome Agreements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

THIS LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (as amended through Amendment No. 6, and as the same may be further amended, amended and restated, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified, this “Agreement”) is dated as of February 13, 2014, by and among YRC WORLDWIDE INC., a Delaware Corporation (“Parent”), as administrative borrower (in such capacity, “Administrative Borrower”), Parent, YRC INC., a Delaware Corporation (“YRC”), USF REDDAWAY INC., an Oregon Corporation (“Reddaway”), USF HOLLAND INC., a Michigan Corporation (“Holland”), and NEW PENN MOTOR EXPRESS, INC., a Pennsylvania Corporation (“New Penn”, and together with Parent, YRC, Holland and Reddaway, “Borrowers” and each a “Borrower”), those Subsidiaries of Parent identified on Schedule 1.1(a) attached hereto (as updated from time to time) (collectively, “Guarantors” and each, a “Guarantor”); the financial institutions from time to time party to this Agreement as lenders (collectively, “Lenders” and each a “Lender”), the financial institutions from time to time party to this Agreement as issuing banks (collectively, “Issuing Banks” and each an “Issuing Bank”), and RBS CITIZENS BUSINESS CAPITAL, a division of RBS Asset Finance, Inc., a subsidiary of RBS Citizens, N.A., as agent for Lenders and Issuing Banks (in such capacity, “Agent”).

 

R E C I T A L S:

 

Borrowers have requested that Agent, Lenders and Issuing Banks make available a credit facility, to be used by Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries to finance their business enterprises. Agent, Lenders and Issuing Banks are willing to provide such credit facility on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, for valuable consideration hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:

 

 

SECTION 1.

 

1.1

DEFINITIONS; RULES OF CONSTRUCTION

 

Definitions.As used herein, the following terms have the meanings set forth

 

below:

ABL Priority Collateral – as defined in the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement. Accelerated Reporting Trigger Event – shall occur when Availability is less than or equal

 

to ten percent (10%) of the Collateral Line Cap.

 

Accelerated Reporting Trigger Period – shall commence upon the occurrence of an Accelerated Reporting Trigger Event, and shall continue until the date that the Accelerated Reporting Trigger Event shall have ceased to exist for a period of at least thirty (30) consecutive calendar days.

 

Account(s) - “accounts” as defined in Section 9-102 of the UCC, and also means a right to payment of a monetary obligation, whether or not earned by performance, (a) for property that

 

 

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has been sold, leased, licensed, assigned, or otherwise disposed of, (b) for services rendered, or

 

(c)

arising out of the use of a credit or charge card.

 

Account Debtor - any Person who is or who may become obligated to any Loan Party under, with respect to or on account of an Account.

 

Administrative Borrower - as defined in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

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

 

Affiliate - with respect to any Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified; provided, that, with respect to the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries, in no case shall any Governmental Authority constitute an “Affiliate”. 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 ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. Controlling and Controlled have meanings correlative thereto.

 

Agent - as defined in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

Agent Indemnitees - Agent and its respective officers, directors, employees, Affiliates, agents and attorneys.

 

Agent Payment Account - an account designated by Agent to Administrative Borrower on the Closing Date and such other account as Agent may from time to time designate to Administrative Borrower as the “Agent Payment Account” for purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

 

Agent Professionals - attorneys, accountants, appraisers, auditors, business valuation experts, environmental engineers or consultants, turnaround consultants, and other professionals and experts retained by Agent, as applicable.

Agreed 1Q2014 Amount - as defined in the definition of Consolidated Fixed Charges. Amendment Fee Letter – that certain Amendment Fee Letter, dated as of May 24, 2016,

by and among the Loan Parties and Agent, as amended and in effect from time to time.

 

Amendment No. 3 – means the Amendment No. 3 and Limited Consent, dated as of January 30, 2018, by and among the Loan Parties party thereto, Agent and the Lenders party thereto.

 

Amendment No. 5 – that certain Amendment No. 5, dated as of September 11, 2019, by and among the Loan Parties party thereto, Agent and the Lenders party thereto.

 

Amendment No. 5 Effective Date – September 11, 2019.

 

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Amendment No. 6 - that certain Amendment No. 6 to Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, by and among the Borrowers, the Guarantors referred to on the signature pages thereto, the Agent and the Lenders party thereto.

 

Amendment No. 6 Effective Date - the date on which the conditions set forth in Section 2 of the Amendment No. 6 were satisfied, which date was July 7, 2020.

 

Amendment No. 6 Transactions - collectively, (a) the negotiation, execution and delivery by the Loan Parties of Amendment No. 6 and the Loan Documents delivered in connection therewith, (b) the negotiation, execution and delivery of the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation, the UST Tranche B Facility Documentation and incurrence of UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness and UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness, (c) the negotiation, execution and delivery by the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries party thereto of amendments to the Term Debt Documents in connection with the matters described in clauses (a) and (b) and effecting certain other amendments in connection therewith, (d) the Treasury Equity Issuance and the negotiation, execution and delivery of the Treasury Equity Documents and (e) the payment of fees, costs and expenses in connection with the foregoing.

 

Applicable Debt - as defined in the definition of Weighted Average Life to Maturity.

 

Applicable Law - with respect to any Person, all laws, rules, regulations and governmental guidelines applicable to such Person, conduct, transaction, agreement or matter in question, including all applicable statutory law, common law and equitable principles, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, requirements, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority.

 

Applicable Margin - with respect to any Type of Loan on any day, the following margin for such type of Loan: (a) at any time prior to the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, (i) Base Rate Loans, 0.75%, and (bii) LIBOR, 1.75%. and (b) from and after the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, (i) Base Rate Loans, 1.25%, and (ii) LIBOR, 2.25%.

 

Approved Fund - any Person (other than a natural person) that is primarily engaged in making, holding or investing in extensions of credit in its ordinary course of business and is administered or managed by a Lender, an entity that administers or manages a Lender, or an Affiliate of either.

 

Assignment and Acceptance - an assignment agreement between a Lender and Eligible Assignee, substantially in the form of Exhibit A.

 

Attributable Debt - on any date, in respect of any Capitalized Lease of any Person, the capitalized amount thereof that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP.

 

Audited Financial Statements - shall mean the audited consolidated balance sheets of Parent and its consolidated Subsidiaries for the Fiscal Years ending December 31, 2010, December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2012 and the related consolidated statements of

 

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operations, changes in shareholders’ equity and cash flows of Parent and its consolidated Subsidiaries.

 

Auto-Extension Letter of Credit – is defined in Section 2.2.1(f).

 

Availability - as of any date of determination calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, the amount equal to: (a) the Collateral Line Cap, minus (b) the then outstanding Facility Exposure; provided, that solely for the purposes of determining whether an Accelerated Reporting Trigger Event has occurred, Availability may be increased by the amount of cash maintained by Loan Parties in one or more Dominion Accounts (excluding the Borrowing Base Cash Account) in an aggregate amount not to exceed $25,000,000 at any time; provided, that during the period from the Closing Date to the date that is forty-five (45) days after the Closing Date (or such longer period as Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion), Dominion Accounts shall be deemed to include any deposit account of Loan Parties as to which a Deposit Account Control Agreement is required to be delivered (or other method of control effected) under this Agreement whether or not such requirement has been satisfied.

 

Availability Reserve - on any day, the sum (without duplication of any other reserve or eligibility criteria) of (a) the aggregate amount of liabilities secured by Liens (other than Permitted Liens) upon Collateral that are senior to Agent’s Liens (but imposition of any such reserve shall not waive an Event of Default arising therefrom); (b) amounts to reflect events, conditions, contingencies or risks which, as determined by Agent in its Permitted Discretion, adversely affect, or would have a reasonable likelihood of adversely affecting, the ability of Agent to realize upon the Collateral of the type that is included in the Borrowing Base; (c) amounts to reflect Agent’s good faith belief that any collateral report or financial information furnished by or on behalf of any Borrower or Loan Party to Agent is or may have been incomplete, inaccurate or misleading in any material respect (to the extent thereof); or (d) amounts in respect of any state of facts which Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion constitutes an Event of Default. The amount of any Availability Reserve established by Agent shall have a reasonable relationship to the event, condition or other matter which is the basis for such reserve as determined by Agent in its Permitted Discretion.

 

Agent shall have the right to establish and modify components of the Availability Reserve against the Borrowing Base assets from time to time in its Permitted Discretion in accordance with the terms above, provided, that so long as no Specified Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, Agent has provided Administrative Borrower with at least two (2) Business Days’ prior written notice of such establishment or modification and Administrative Borrower shall have the opportunity during such two (2) Business Day period to discuss such establishment or modification with Agent; provided, that (x) no Letters of Credit shall be issued or Loans funded during such two (2) Business Day period if, after giving effect to such establishment or modification, the requested issuance or funding would result in an Overadvance, and (y) no such notice shall be required for changes resulting by virtue of mathematical calculations or if a Material Adverse Effect would occur if such reserves were not established.

 

Average Availability - for any period, the daily average of Availability for such period as calculated by Agent.

 

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Average Revolver Usage - for any period, the average daily aggregate Facility Exposure for such period divided by the Commitments on the last day of such period.

 

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

 

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

 

Bank Product - any of the following products, services or facilities extended to any Loan Party or Subsidiary by a Bank Product Provider: (a) Cash Management Services; (b) products under Hedging Agreements; (c) commercial credit card, purchase card, corporate credit card and merchant card services; and (d) other banking products or services as may be requested by any Loan Party or Subsidiary, other than Letters of Credit; provided, however, that for any of the foregoing to be included as an “Obligation” for purposes of a distribution under Section 5.7.1, the applicable Bank Product Provider must have previously provided written notice to Agent and Administrative Borrower of (i) the existence of such Bank Product, (ii) the maximum dollar amount of obligations arising thereunder (“Bank Product Amount”) and (iii) the methodology to be used by such parties in determining the Bank Product Debt owing from time to time. The Bank Product Amount may be changed from time to time upon written notice to Agent and Administrative Borrower by the applicable Bank Product Provider. No Bank Product Amount may be established or increased (other than increases in connection with marking to market products under Hedging Agreements) at any time that a Default or Event of Default exists, or if a reserve in such amount would cause an Overadvance.

 

Bank Product Amount - as defined in the definition of Bank Product.

 

Bank Product Debt - Debt and other obligations of a Loan Party relating to Bank Products.

 

Bank Product Provider - RBS, any other Lender or any of their respective Affiliates (other than a Disqualified Lender) that provides Bank Products to any Loan Party or Subsidiary.

 

Bankruptcy Code - the United States Bankruptcy Code, being Title 11 of the United States Code, as the same now exists or may from time to time hereafter be amended, modified, recodified or supplemented.

 

Base Rate - for any day, a variable rate of interest per annum equal to the highest of (a) the “prime rate” as determined by Agent announced from time to time by RBS at its offices in

 

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Boston, Massachusetts (or any successor to the foregoing) as its “prime rate”, subject to each increase or decrease in such prime rate, effective as of the day any such change occurs (with the understanding that any such rate may merely be a reference rate and may not necessarily represent the lowest or best rate actually charged to any customer by such bank), (b) the Federal Funds Effective Rate (as defined below) from time to time plus one-half of one percent (0.50%), and (c) the LIBOR Rate for a one (1) month Interest Period on such day plus one percent (1%). The term “Federal Funds Effective Rate” shall mean, for any period, a fluctuating interest rate per annum equal, for each day during such period, to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal Funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System arranged by Federal Funds brokers, as published for such day (or, if such day is not a Business Day, for the next preceding Business Day) by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or, if such rate is not published for any day that is a Business Day, the average of the quotations for such day on such transactions received by Agent from three Federal Funds brokers of recognized standing selected by it; provided, that, at no time shall the “Federal Funds Effective Rate” be less than zero  percent (0.00%).

 

Base Rate Loan - a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.

 

Benchmark Replacement - the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate (which may include Term SOFR or another rate based on SOFR) that has been selected by the Agent and the Borrowers giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement 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 rate of interest as a replacement to the LIBOR Rate for U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities and (b) the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; provided that, if the Benchmark Replacement as so determined would be less than zero percent (0.00%), the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be zero percent (0.00%) for the purposes of this Agreement.

 

Benchmark Replacement Adjustment - with respect to any replacement of the LIBOR Rate with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for each applicable Interest Period, 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 Agent and the Borrowers 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 the LIBOR Rate with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body 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 the LIBOR Rate with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time.

 

Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes - with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other administrative matters) that the Agent decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by the Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such

 

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market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of the Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as the Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement).

 

Benchmark Replacement Date - the earlier to occur of the following events with respect to the LIBOR Rate:

 

(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 the LIBOR Rate permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide the LIBOR Rate; or

 

(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.

 

Benchmark Transition Event - the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the LIBOR Rate:

 

(1)a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of the LIBOR Rate announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide the LIBOR Rate, permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide the LIBOR Rate;

 

(2)a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the LIBOR Rate, the U.S. Federal Reserve System, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for the LIBOR Rate, a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for the LIBOR Rate or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for the LIBOR Rate, which states that the administrator of the LIBOR Rate has ceased or will cease to provide the LIBOR Rate permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide the LIBOR Rate; or

 

(3)a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of the LIBOR Rate or a Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Agent in effect announcing that the LIBOR Rate is no longer representative.

 

Benchmark Transition Start Date - (a) in the case of a Benchmark Transition Event, the earlier of (i) the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and (ii) if such Benchmark Transition Event is a public statement or publication of information of a prospective event, the 90th day  prior to the expected date of such event as of such public statement or publication of information (or if the expected date of such prospective event is fewer than 90 days after such statement or publication, the date of such statement or publication) and (b) in the case of an Early Opt-in Election, the date specified by the Agent or the Required Lenders, as applicable, by notice to the Borrowers, the Agent (in the case of such notice by the Required Lenders) and the Lenders.

 

Benchmark Unavailability Period - if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to the LIBOR Rate and solely to the

 

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extent that the LIBOR Rate has not been replaced with a Benchmark Replacement, the period (x) beginning at the time that such Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the LIBOR Rate for all purposes hereunder in accordance with Section 3.1.4(c) and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the LIBOR Rate for all purposes hereunder pursuant to Section 3.1.4(c).

 

Beneficial Ownership Certification - means, with respect to each Borrower, a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, which certification shall be substantially in the form provided by Agent or such other form satisfactory to the Agent.

 

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

 

Blocked Person - any Person that is publicly identified on the most current list of “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons” published by OFAC.

Board - the Board of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America. Borrower or Borrowers - as defined in the preamble to this Agreement and any other

Person that at any time after the date hereof becomes a Borrower.

 

Borrowing - a group of Loans of one Type that are made on the same day or are converted into Loans of one Type on the same day.

 

Borrowing Base - on any date of determination and without duplication, an amount equal to the sum of:

 

(a)eighty five percent (85%) of the sum of (x) Eligible Accounts minus (y) the Dilution Reserve, plus

 

 

(b)

one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of Eligible Borrowing Base Cash,

 

minus

 

(c)

the Deferred Revenue Reserve, minus

 

 

(d)

the Availability Reserve.

 

Borrowing Base Cash Account - account maintained by Administrative Borrower, on

 

behalf of Borrowers, with Agent as designated in a letter agreement between Administrative Borrower and Agent on the Closing Date and any other account maintained with Agent and designated as the “Borrowing Base Cash Account” by Administrative Borrower and Agent from time to time.

 

Borrowing Base Cash Release - as defined in Section 8.3.3.

 

Borrowing Base Certificate - a certificate substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B, as such form may be modified by Agent and Administrative Borrower from time to time in a manner consistent with the terms of this Agreement, by which Administrative

 

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Borrower, on behalf of Borrowers, certifies calculation of the Borrowing Base as of the date delivered.

 

Business Day - any day (a) which is neither a Saturday or Sunday nor a day on which commercial banks are authorized or required to be closed in New York City; (b) when such term is used to describe a day on which a borrowing, payment, prepayment, or repayment is to be made in respect of any LIBOR Loan, any day which is: (i) neither a Saturday or Sunday nor a day on which commercial banks are authorized or required to be closed in New York City; and

(ii)a London Banking Day; and (c) when such term is used to describe a day on which an interest rate determination is to be made in respect of any LIBOR Loan, any day which is a London Banking Day.

 

Capital Expenditures - for any period of determination with respect to Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries, the aggregate of (a) all amounts that would be reflected as additions to property, plant or equipment on a consolidated statement of cash flows of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP and (b) the value of all assets under Capitalized Leases incurred by Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries during such period; provided, that, Capital Expenditures shall not include (i) the purchase price paid in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or other Investment of all or substantially all of the assets of another Person or business line permitted hereby, (ii) the purchase price of equipment that is purchased simultaneously with the trade-in of existing equipment to the extent that the gross amount of such purchase price is reduced by the credit granted by the seller of such equipment for such existing equipment being traded in at such time, (iii) expenditures made in leasehold improvements, to the extent reimbursed by the landlord, (iv) expenditures to the extent that they are actually paid for by a third party (excluding Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary) and for which none of Parent nor any Subsidiary has provided or is required to provide or incur, directly or indirectly, any consideration or monetary obligation to such third party or any other Person (whether before, during or after such period), (v) property, plant and equipment taken in settlement of accounts, and (vi) expenditures made with the net proceeds of any Debt (other than Loans advanced hereunder) or equity issuance.

 

Capitalized Lease - any lease that is required to be capitalized for financial reporting purposes and reflected as a liability on a balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP.

 

CARES Act - means the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Pub. L.

116–136 (2020), as amended.

 

Cash Collateral - cash, and any interest or other income earned thereon, that is delivered to Agent to Cash Collateralize any Obligations.

 

Cash Collateral Account - a demand deposit, money market or other account established by Agent at such financial institution as Agent may select in its Permitted Discretion, which account shall be subject to Agent’s Liens for the benefit of Secured Parties.

 

Cash Collateralize - the delivery of cash to Agent, as security for the payment of the Obligations, with respect to any LC Obligations, in an amount equal to one hundred two percent

 

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(102%) of such LC Obligations (excluding amounts owing pursuant to clause (c) of the definition thereof). Cash Collateralization has a correlative meaning.

 

Cash Dominion Trigger Event - shall occur when either (i) a Specified Event of Default has occurred; or (ii) Borrowers shall fail to maintain at any time Availability in an amount at least equal to ten percent (10%) of the Collateral Line Cap.

 

Cash Dominion Trigger Period - shall commence upon the occurrence of a Cash Dominion Trigger Event, and shall continue until the date that (i) no Specified Event of Default exists; and (ii) Borrowers have maintained Availability of not less than ten percent (10%) of the Collateral Line Cap for a period of thirty (30) consecutive calendar days.

 

Cash Equivalents

 

 

(a)

Dollars and, to the extent consistent with past practice, Canadian Dollars;

 

(b)direct obligations of, or obligations the principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America (or by any agency thereof to the extent such obligations are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America), in each case maturing within one year from the date of issuance thereof;

 

(c)investments in commercial paper maturing within 270 days from the date of issuance thereof and having, at such date of acquisition, rated at least A-1 or P-1 by S&P or Moody’s;

 

(d)investments in demand deposits, certificates of deposit, banker’s acceptances and time deposits maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof issued or guaranteed by or placed with, and money market deposit accounts issued or offered by, Agent, Term Agent or any domestic office of any commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States of America or any State thereof that has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $500,000,000 and that issues (or the parent of which issues) commercial paper rated at least “Prime 1” (or the then equivalent grade) by Moody’s or “A 1” (or the then equivalent grade) by S&P;

 

(e)fully collateralized repurchase agreements with a term of not more than 30 days for securities described in clause (b) above and entered into with a financial institution satisfying the criteria of clause (d) above;

 

(f)investments in “money market funds” within the meaning of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, substantially all of whose assets are invested in investments of the type described in clauses (a) through (e) above; and

 

(g)other short-term investments of any Foreign Subsidiary entered into in accordance with normal investment policies and practices of such Foreign Subsidiary consistent with past practices for cash management and constituting investments in governmental obligations and investment funds analogous to and having a credit risk not greater than investments of the type described in clauses (a) through (f) above.

 

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Notwithstanding the foregoing, Cash Equivalents shall include amounts denominated in currencies other than set forth in clause (a) above; provided, that such amounts are converted into currencies listed in clause (a) within ten Business Days following the receipt of such amounts.

 

Cash Management Services - any services provided from time to time by RBS or any other Lender or any of its Affiliates to any Loan Party or Subsidiary in connection with operating, collections, payroll, trust, or other depository or disbursement accounts, including automatic clearinghouse, controlled disbursement, depository, electronic funds transfer, information reporting, lockbox, stop payment, overdraft and/or wire transfer services.

 

Cash Pension Contribution - as to any period of determination, the actual cash pension funding payments made by Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries with respect to pension funding obligations during such period.

 

Casualty Event - any event that gives rise to the receipt by Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary of any insurance proceeds or condemnation awards in respect of any equipment, fixed assets or Real Property (including any improvements thereon) to replace or repair such equipment, fixed assets or Real Property or as compensation for such condemnation event.

CFC – a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957 of the Code. Change in Law - the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following:

(a)the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided, however, for the purposes of this Agreement: (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.

 

Change of Control - shall mean:

 

 

(a)

the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of

record, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission thereunder as in effect on the date hereof), in each case, other than the United States federal government or any other Governmental Authority on behalf thereof (or, in each case, any agent, trustee or other Person on behalf thereof, including, for the avoidance of doubt, any voting trust and the trustee thereof created to hold the Equity Interests for the benefit of the United States Federal government or any other Governmental Authority), of Equity Interests representing more than 35% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of Parent;

 

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(b)

occupation of a majority of the seats (other than vacant seats) on the board

of directors of Parent by Persons who were neither (i) nominated noror approved by the board of directors of Parent nor (ii) appointed by directors so nominated noror approved; or

 

 

(c)

a “change of control” (or similar event) shall occur under (i) the Term

Debt Documents or any Permitted Refinancing thereof or (ii) any other Debt for borrowed money with an aggregate principal amount (in the case of this clause (ii)) in excess of the Threshold Amount.

 

provided, that, notwithstanding anything in this definition to the contrary, in no event shall the Amendment No. 6 Transactions constitute a Change of Control.

 

Claims - all liabilities, obligations, actual losses, damages, penalties, judgments, proceedings, costs and expenses of any kind (including remedial response costs, reasonable and documented out-of-pocket attorneys’ fees (limited in the case of attorney’s fees to one primary counsel for Agent and Lenders taken as a whole and one additional counsel in each relevant jurisdiction and, in the event of any actual or reasonably perceived conflict of interest, one additional counsel of each type to similarly situated parties) and Extraordinary Expenses) at any time incurred by or asserted against any Indemnitee in any way relating to (a) any Loan Documents or transactions contemplated thereby, (b) any action taken or omitted to be taken by any Indemnitee in connection with any Loan Documents, (c) the existence or perfection of any Liens under the Loan Documents, or realization upon any Collateral, (d) exercise of any rights or remedies under any Loan Documents or under Applicable Law in connection with the Loan Documents, or (e) failure by any Loan Party to perform or observe any terms of any Loan Document, in each case including all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses relating to any investigation, litigation, arbitration or other proceeding (including an Insolvency Proceeding or appellate proceedings), whether or not the applicable Indemnitee is a party thereto (limited in the case of attorney’s fees to one primary counsel for Agent and Lenders taken as a whole and one additional counsel in each relevant jurisdiction and, in the event of any actual or reasonably perceived conflict of interest, one additional counsel of each type to similarly situated parties).

 

Closing Date - as defined in Section 6.1.

 

Code - the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

Collateral - all Property described in Section 7.1, all Property described in any Security Documents as security for any Obligations, and all other Property that now or hereafter secures (or is intended to secure) any Obligations; provided, that it shall exclude all Excluded Property and all defined terms used therein shall exclude Excluded Property.

 

Collateral and Guarantee Requirement - shall mean, at any time, the requirement that:

 

 

(a)

on the Closing Date, Agent shall have received each Security Document to

the extent required to be delivered on the Closing Date pursuant to Section 6.1, subject to the limitations and exceptions of this Agreement, duly executed by each Loan Party party thereto;

 

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(b)

in each case subject to the limitations and exceptions set forth in this

Agreement and the Security Documents, any action required to be taken by Agent to effectuate the same and the lien subordination set forth in the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement, the Obligations shall have been secured by:

 

 

(i)

a perfected first priority security interest (subject to Liens

permitted by Section 10.2.1) in all personal property of Loan Parties consisting of all accounts receivable, Cash and Cash Equivalents, deposit accounts and supporting obligations and books and records related to the foregoing and, in each case, proceeds thereof;

 

 

(ii)

a perfected second priority pledge (subject to Liens permitted by

Section 10.2.1) of all Equity Interests directly held by the BorrowerBorrowers or any Guarantor;

 

 

(iii)

except as otherwise agreed to by the Agent with respect to any Real

Property located in any in a special flood hazard area, with respect to each Material Real Property, (1) a second priority mortgage, deed of trust or deed to secure debt (as applicable) (subject to Liens permitted by Section 10.2.1) on such Material Real Property pursuant to Mortgages that satisfy the requirements of clause (c)(i) below and (2) a perfected second priority security interest (subject to Liens permitted by Section 10.2.1) in all personal property relating to such Material Real Property and all fixtures thereon, provided, that, to the extent the opinion delivered to Agent confirms that the filing of the applicable Mortgage itself perfects Agent’s second priority security interest in such fixtures, no separate fixture filing shall be required;

 

 

(iv)

except as otherwise agreed to by the Agent with respect to any Real

Property located in any in a special flood hazard area, within one hundred twenty (120) days following the repayment in full of the CDA First Lien Obligations (as defined in the Term DebDebt Agreement) (or, if the proviso to this clause (iv) applies, the date the Requisite CDA Consent (as defined below) is obtained, as applicable), a second priority Pension Property Mortgage (as defined in the Term Debt Agreement) pursuant to Mortgages that satisfy the requirements of clause (c)(i) below (subject to Liens permitted by Section 10.2.1) and a perfected second priority security interest (subject to Liens permitted by Section 10.2.1) in all personal property relating to such Pension Real Property and all fixtures thereon; provided that to the extent such Pension Property Mortgage is prohibited under the terms of the Contribution Deferral Agreement (as in effect as of the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date), the Loan Parties shall use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain the necessary consents under the Contribution Deferral Agreement to permit such Pension Property Mortgage (the “Requisite CDA Consent”) and if after using such commercially reasonable efforts, such consent is not obtained, the Loan Parties shall not be required to deliver such Pension Property Mortgage until all obligations under the Contribution Deferral Agreement to the extent permitted under Section 10.2.3(u) shall have been paid in full; and

 

 

(v)

subject to clause (vi) below, a perfected second priority security

interest (subject to Liens permitted by Section 10.2.1) in substantially all other personal property of Loan Parties, including investment property, contracts, Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and other general intangibles (subject to the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement), commercial tort claims, letter of credit rights, intercompany notes and proceeds of the foregoing; and

 

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(vi)

a perfected third priority security interest (subject to Liens

permitted by Section 10.2.1) in the UST Tranche B Priority Collateral (as defined in the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement) and, in each case, proceeds thereof;

 

 

(c)

subject to the limitations and exceptions set forth in this Agreement and

the Security Documents and except as otherwise agreed to by the Agent with respect to any Real Property located in any in a special flood hazard area, to the extent a security interest in and mortgage lien on any Material Real Property is required under Section 6.1, 10.1.11 or 10.1.13 (together with any Material Real Property that is subject to a Mortgage on the Closing Date, each, a “Mortgaged Property”), Agent shall have received (i) counterparts of a Mortgage with respect to such Mortgaged Property duly executed and delivered by the record owner of such property in form suitable for filing or recording in all filing or recording offices that Agent may reasonably deem necessary or desirable in order to create a valid and subsisting perfected Lien on the property and/or rights described therein in favor of Agent for the benefit of Lenders, and evidence that all filing and recording taxes and fees have been paid or otherwise provided for in a manner reasonably satisfactory to Agent (it being understood that if a mortgage tax will be owed on the entire amount of the indebtedness evidenced hereby, then the amount secured by the Mortgage shall be limited to 120% (or, in the case of Real Property located in the state of New York, 100%) of the fair market value of the property at the time the Mortgage is entered into if such limitation results in such mortgage tax being calculated based upon such fair market value),

(ii)fully paid policies of title insurance (or marked-up title insurance commitments having the effect of policies of title insurance) on the Mortgaged Property (the “Mortgage Policies”) issued by Chicago Title or another nationally recognized title insurance company reasonably acceptable to Agent in form and in an amount reasonably acceptable to Agent (not to exceed 100% of the fair market value of the Real Property (or interest therein, as applicable) covered thereby), insuring the Mortgages to be valid, subsisting Liens on the property described therein, free and clear of all Liens other than Liens permitted pursuant to Section 10.2.1, each of which shall (A) to the extent reasonably necessary, include such reinsurance arrangements (with provisions for direct access, if reasonably necessary) as shall be reasonably acceptable to Agent, (B) contain a “tie-in” or “cluster” endorsement, if available under Applicable Law (i.e., policies which insure against losses regardless of location or allocated value of the insured property up to a stated maximum coverage amount), (C) have been supplemented by such endorsements (or where such endorsements are not available, opinions of special counsel, architects or other professionals reasonably acceptable to Agent) as shall be reasonably requested by Agent (including endorsements on matters relating to usury, first loss, last dollar, zoning, contiguity, revolving credit (if available after the applicable Loan Party uses commercially reasonable efforts), doing business, non-imputation, public road access, variable rate, environmental lien, subdivision, mortgage recording tax, separate tax lot and so-called comprehensive coverage over covenants and restrictions), (iii) either (1) an American Land Title Association/American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ALTA/ACSM) form of survey for which all charges have been paid, dated a date, containing a certification and otherwise being in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent or (2) such documentation as is sufficient to omit the standard survey exception to coverage under the Mortgage Policy with respect to such Mortgaged Property and affirmative endorsements reasonably requested by Agent, including “same as” survey and comprehensive endorsements, (iv) customary legal opinions, addressed to Agent and Lenders, and (v) in order to comply with the Flood Laws, the following documents: (A) a completed standard “life of loan” flood hazard determination form (a “Flood Determination Form”); (B) if

 

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any of the material improvement(s) to the improved Material Real Property is located in a special flood hazard area, a notification thereof to the applicable Loan Party (“Flood Notice”) and, if applicable, notification to the applicable Loan Party that flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) is not available because the community in which the property is located does not participate in the NFIP; (C) documentation evidencing the applicable Loan Party’s receipt of the Flood Notice (e.g., a countersigned Flood Notice or return receipt of certified U.S. Mail or overnight delivery); and (D) if the Flood Notice is required to be given and flood insurance is available in the community in which such Material Real Property is located, a copy of one of the following: the flood insurance policy, the applicable Loan Party’s application for a flood insurance policy plus proof of premium payment, a declaration page confirming that flood insurance has been issued or such other evidence of flood insurance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and documentation reasonably satisfactory to Agent supporting the amount of flood insurance required for such Material Real Property (any of the foregoing being “Evidence of Flood Insurance”); and

 

 

(d)

after the Closing Date, each Restricted Subsidiary of Parent that is not an

Excluded Subsidiary shall become a Guarantor pursuant to a joinder agreement in accordance with Section 10.1.11 or 10.1.13, as applicable, and signatory to this Agreement; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, any Subsidiary of Parent that would otherwise constitute an Excluded Subsidiary that Guarantees any Term Debt, any Term Refinancing Debt, any UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness, any UST Tranche A Refinancing Debt, any UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness, any UST Tranche B Refinancing Debt, any Permitted Junior Debt or any Permitted Refinancing of any of the foregoing, or that is a borrower under the Term Debt Documents (or, the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation or the UST Tranche B Facility Documentation (or, in each case, any Permitted Refinancing thereof) shall be a Guarantor hereunder for so long as it Guarantees such Debt (or is a borrower with respect thereto); and.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this definition or anything in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to the contrary:

 

(A)the foregoing definition shall not require, unless otherwise stated in this clause (A), the creation or perfection of pledges of, security interests in, Mortgages on, the obtaining of title insurance with respect to or the taking of any other actions with respect to: (i) any fee owned Real Property that is not Material Real Property (other than Pension Property Mortgages solely to the extent required to be delivered pursuant to clause (b)(iv) of this definition) and any Leasehold Property (it being understood there shall be no requirement to obtain any landlord waivers, estoppels or collateral access letters), (ii) motor vehicles (other than tractors, trucks, trailers and other Rolling Stock) consisting of an employee or light vehicle and other assets subject to certificates of title with an individual fair market value of less than $40,000, provided that the aggregate fair market value of all assets excluded from the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement pursuant to this sub-clause (ii), together with the aggregate book value of all assets excluded from the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement pursuant to sub-clause (xiv) of this clause (A), shall not exceed $5,000,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding, (iii) letter of credit rights (other than to the extent consisting of supporting obligations that can be perfected solely by the filing of a UCC financing statement) of an amount less than $5,000,000 and commercial tort claims where the amount of damages claimed by the applicable Loan Party is less than

$5,000,000,   (iv)   any   governmental   licenses   or   state   or   local   franchises,   charters and

 

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authorizations, to the extent security interests in such licenses, franchises, charters or authorizations are prohibited or restricted thereby (except to the extent such prohibition or restriction is rendered ineffective under the UCC or other Applicable Law), (v) Collateral in which pledges or security interests are prohibited or restricted by Applicable Law or require the consent of any governmental authority or third party, which consent has not been obtained, (vi) Margin Stock, (vii) Equity Interests in a bona fide joint venture formed after the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date with any Person that is not an Affiliate of any Loan Party (but only to the extent that the organizational documents of such Subsidiaries or agreements with other equity holders prohibit or restrict the pledge thereof without the consent of the other equity holders under restrictions that are enforceable under the UCC or other Applicable Law and such consent has not been obtained), (viii) Equity Interests of (or held as assets by) Immaterial Subsidiaries, or captive insurance Subsidiaries, (ix) any lease, license or agreement or any property to the extent a grant of a security interest therein would violate or invalidate such lease, license or agreement or similar arrangement or create a right of termination in favor of any other party thereto after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the UCC or other Applicable Law, other than proceeds and receivables thereof, the assignment of which is deemed effective under the UCC or other Applicable Law, notwithstanding such prohibition, (x) any assets or rights subject to a purchase money security interest, Capitalized Lease or similar arrangement, (xi) [reserved]other than in each case, the UST Tranche B Priority Collateral, (xi) UST Only Collateral, (xii) any assets to the extent a security interest in such assets could result in adverse Tax consequences as reasonably determined by Parent, in consultation with Agent, (xiii) any intent-to-use Trademark application prior to the filing of a “Statement of Use” or “Amendment to Allege Use” with respect thereto, to the extent, if any, that, and solely during the period, if any, in which, the grant of a security interest therein would impair the validity or enforceability of such intent-to-use Trademark application under applicable Federal law, (xiv) any equipment or other collateral with a net book value in an aggregate amount not to exceed $5,000,000 for all such equipment or other collateral (other than to the extent consisting of supporting obligations that can be perfected solely by the filing of a UCC financing statement); provided that the aggregate fair market value of all assets excluded from the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement pursuant to this sub-clause (xiv), together with the aggregate net book value of all assets excluded from the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement pursuant to sub-clause (ii) of this clause (A), shall not exceed $5,000,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding, and (xv) other assets not specifically included in the Collateral in circumstances where the cost of obtaining a security interest in such assets exceeds the practical benefit to the Lenders afforded thereby as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent in consultation with the Parent;.

 

(B)(i) perfection by possession or control shall not be required with respect to (x) any intercompany notes in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $5,000,000 and (y) any other notes or other evidence of Debt in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $5,000,000; (ii) except in the case of (A) Canadian Subsidiaries, (B) Dutch Subsidiaries and (C) other Foreign Subsidiaries that are not Excluded Foreign Subsidiaries, no actions in any non-U.S. jurisdiction or required by the laws of any non-U.S. jurisdiction shall be required in order to create any security interests in assets located or titled outside of the United States (including the Equity Interests of any Foreign Subsidiary) or to perfect such security interests (it being understood that there shall be no security agreements or pledge agreements governed under the laws of any non-U.S. jurisdiction); and (iii) except to the extent that perfection and priority may be achieved

(w) by the filing of a financing statement under the Uniform Commercial Code with respect to a

 

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Loan Party, (x) with respect to Real Property and the recordation of Mortgages in respect thereof, as contemplated by clauses (b)(iii) and (c) above, (y) with respect to Equity Interests or Debt, by the delivery of certificates or instruments representing or evidencing such Equity Interests or Debt along with appropriate undated instruments of transfer executed in blank, or (z) by notation of liens on certificate of title, the Loan Documents shall not contain any requirements as to perfection or priority with respect to any assets or property described in clause (A) above and this clause (B);

 

(C)Agent in its reasonable discretion may grant extensions of time for the creation or perfection of security interests in, and Mortgages on, or obtaining of title insurance or taking of other actions with respect to, particular assets (including extensions beyond the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date) or any other compliance with the requirements of this definition (or any similar requirements set forth herein or in any other Loan Documents) where it reasonably determines, in consultation with Parent, that such creation or perfection of security interests or Mortgages, or such obtaining of title insurance or taking of other actions, or any other compliance with the requirements of this definition cannot be accomplished without undue delay, burden or expense by the time or times at which such act would otherwise be required by this Agreement or any Security Documents; provided, that Agent shall have received on or prior to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, (i) UCC financing statements in appropriate form for filing under the UCC in the jurisdiction of incorporation or organization of each Loan Party, (ii) evidence that the Term Agent shall be in possession of any certificates or instruments representing or evidencing Equity Interests of Loan Parties and each directly wholly owned Subsidiary of Loan Parties, in each case accompanied by undated instruments of transfer and stock powers endorsed in blank and (iii)

Mortgages and Mortgage Policies for each Material Real Property; and

 

(D)Liens required to be granted from time to time pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement shall be subject to the exceptions and limitations set forth in this Agreement and the Security Documents; and

 

(E)notwithstanding the foregoing clauses (A) through (D) to the contrary, no Loan Party shall grant a Lien on any of its assets to secure the Term Debt(other than (i) any Material Real Property in which the Agent has elected to not obtain a Mortgage in its discretion (any such Material Real Property, “Disclaimed Real Property Assets”) and (ii) in the case of UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness and UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness, the UST Only Collateral) to secure the Term Debt, UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness or the UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness unless it has granted (or, concurrently therewith, will grant) a Lien on such assets to secure the Obligations, which Lien securing the Obligations shall be perfected with the requisite relative priority in accordance with the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement.

 

Collateral Line Cap - at any date of determination, the lesser of (x) the Commitments and

 

(y)

the Borrowing Base.

Common Stock - means the common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Borrower. Commitment - for any Lender, its obligation to make Loans and to participate in LC

Obligations (excluding amounts owing pursuant to clause (c) of the definition of LC Obligations) up to the maximum principal amount shown on Schedule 1.1(b), or as specified hereafter in the

 

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most recent Assignment and Acceptance to which it is a party. “Commitments” means the aggregate amount of such commitments of all Lenders. The Commitments on the Closing Date are equal to $450,000,000.

 

Commercial Software License - any non-exclusive license of commercially available (on non-discriminatory pricing terms) computer software to a Loan Party from a commercial software provider (e.g., “shrink-wrap”, “browse-wrap” or “click-wrap” software licenses) or a license of freely available computer software from a licensor of free or open source software.

 

Commitment Termination Date - the earliest to occur of (a) the Latest Maturity Date; (b) the date on which Borrowers terminate the Commitments pursuant to Section 2.1.4; or (c) the date on which the Commitments are terminated pursuant to Section 11.2.

 

Commodity Exchange Act - the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.

 

Compliance Certificate - a certificate substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit C, as such form may be modified by Agent and Administrative Borrower from time to time in a manner consistent with the terms of this Agreement, by which Administrative Borrower, on behalf of Loan Parties, calculates the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the period covered by the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 10.1.1 whether or not such Compliance Certificate is delivered during a Financial Reporting Trigger Period.

 

Concentration Account - account maintained by Administrative Borrower, on behalf of Borrowers, with Agent as designated in a letter agreement between Administrative Borrower and Agent on the Closing Date and any other account designated as the “Concentration Account” by Administrative Borrower and Agent from time to time.

 

Consolidated EBITDA - for any period of determination calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, the Consolidated Net Income for such period, plus:

 

 

(a)

without duplication and to the extent deducted (and not added back or

excluded) in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income (other than clauses (viii) or (xi)), the sum of the following amounts for such period with respect to Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries:

 

 

(i)

total interest expense determined in accordance with GAAP and, to

the extent not reflected in such total interest expense, any expenses or losses on hedging obligations or other derivative instruments entered into for the purpose of hedging interest rate risk, net of interest income and gains on such hedging obligations or other derivative obligations, letter of credit fees, costs of surety bonds in connection with financing activities and any bank fees and financing fees (including commitment, underwriting, funding, “rollover” and similar fees and commissions, discounts, yields and other fees, charges and amounts incurred in connection with the issuance or incurrence of Debt and all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptance financing and net costs under Hedging Agreements entered into for the purpose of hedging interest or commodity rate risk) and annual agency, unused line, facility or similar fees paid under definitive documentation related to Debt (whether amortized or immediately expensed),

 

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(ii)

provision for taxes based on income, profits or capital gains of

Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries, including, without limitation, federal, state, local, franchise and similar taxes and foreign withholding taxes paid or accrued during such period,

 

 

 

 

 

losses,

 

(iii)

 

 

 

(iv)

 

 

(v)

 

depreciation and amortization,

 

extraordinary,   unusual   or   non-recurring   charges,   expenses or

 

non-cashexpenses,chargesandlosses(including   reserves,

 

impairment charges or asset write-offs, write-offs of deferred financing fees, losses from investments recorded using the equity method, purchase accounting adjustments and stock-based awards compensation expense), in each case other than (A) any non-cash charge representing amortization of a prepaid cash item that was paid and not expensed in a prior period and (B) any non-cash charge relating to write-offs, write-downs or reserves with respect to accounts receivable in the normal course or inventory; provided, that if any of the non-cash charges referred to in this clause (v) represents an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future period, (1) Parent may determine not to add back such non-cash charge in the current period and

(2) to the extent Parent does decide to add back such non-cash charge, the cash payment in respect thereof in such future period shall be subtracted from Consolidated EBITDA in such future period to the extent paid,

 

 

(vi)

restructuring costs and charges, integration costs, retention,

recruiting, relocation and signing bonuses and expenses, and severance costs (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any bonuses payable in connection with the IBT Transactions in 2014 and 2015),

 

 

(vii)

Transaction Expenses, and any fees, costs and expenses in

connection with any amendment, negotiation, modification, restatement, waiver, forbearance or other transaction in connection with the Amendment No. 6 Transactions; provided that the aggregate amount added to “Consolidated EBITDA” pursuant to this clause (a)(vii) with respect to the Amendment No. 6 Transactions shall not exceed $20,000,000,

 

 

(viii)

pro forma results for acquisitions (including the commencement of

activities constituting such business) and material dispositions (including the termination or discontinuance of activities constituting such business) of business entities or properties or assets, constituting a division or line of business of any business entity, division or line of business that is the subject of any such acquisition or disposition, and operational changes and operational initiatives (including, to the extent applicable, from the Transactions but excluding the IBT Transactions), including any synergies, operating expense reductions, other operating improvements and cost savings as certified by Parent as having been determined in good faith to be reasonably anticipated to be realizable within twelve (12) months following any such acquisition or disposition, operational change and operational initiatives (with the total add-back pursuant to this clause (viii) or Section 1.5(c) to be limited in the aggregate to 20% of Consolidated EBITDA (prior to giving effect to any such adjustments pursuant to this clause

(viii)and Section 1.5 but otherwise on a pro forma consolidated basis) in any Test Period; provided, that such limitation on add-backs shall not apply if supported by a quality of earnings

 

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report prepared by a nationally recognized accounting firm or other third-party advisor reasonably acceptable to Agent or if such adjustments satisfy the requirements of Regulation S-X),

 

 

(ix)

other transaction specific accruals, costs, charges, fees and

expenses (including rationalization, legal, tax, structuring and other costs and expenses) related to the Transactions, acquisitions, investments, restricted payments, dispositions or issuances, amendments, waivers or modifications of debt or equity (whether or not consummated) reasonably expected to be permitted under this Agreement or the consummation of which would result in the repayment in full of the Obligations (other than unasserted contingent indemnity and reimbursement obligations and obligations of any Loan Party arising under any Hedging Agreement),

 

 

(x)

proceeds of business interruption insurance (other than business

interruption insurance relating to COVID 19 (or any related virus) or any related events) received or reasonably expected to be received within 365 days; provided, that any such expected amounts that are not actually received in such 365 day period shall be deducted from Consolidated EBITDA in fiscal quarter immediately following such 365 day period,

 

 

(xi)

charges, losses or expenses to the extent indemnified or insured or

reimbursed or reasonably expected to be indemnified, insured or reimbursed by a third party within 365 days after such charge, loss or expense; provided, that any such expected amounts that are not actually received in such 365 day period shall be deducted from Consolidated EBITDA in fiscal quarter immediately following such 365 day period,

 

 

(xii)

the amount of any minority interest expense attributable to

minority interests of third parties in the positive income of any non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary,

 

 

(xiii)

any net loss from disposed, abandoned or discontinued operations,

 

 

(xiv)

net realized losses from Swap Obligations or embedded derivatives

that require similar accounting treatment and the application of Accounting Standard Codification Topic 815 and related pronouncements,

 

 

(xv)

the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles,

 

 

(xvi)

realized non-cash foreign exchange losses resulting from the

impact of foreign currency changes on the valuation of assets or liabilities on the balance sheet of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries, less

 

(b)without duplication and to the extent included in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income, (i) non-cash gains (excluding any non-cash gain to the extent it represents the reversal of an accrual or reserve for a potential cash item that reduced Consolidated EBITDA in any prior period) and all other non-cash items of income for such period, (ii) any gains and income from investments recorded using the equity method, and (iii) any gains arising out of transactions of the types described in clauses (a)(xii), (xiii), (xiv), (xv) and (xvi) above; provided, that, for the avoidance of doubt, any gain representing the reversal of any non-cash charge

 

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referred to in clause (a)(v)(B) above for a prior period shall be added (together with, without duplication, any amounts received in respect thereof to the extent not increasing Consolidated Net Income) to Consolidated EBITDA in any subsequent period to such extent so reversed (or received).

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Consolidated Net Income and Consolidated EBITDA shall be calculated to exclude any amounts otherwise increasing or included in Consolidated Net Income and/or Consolidated EBITDA relating to (x) business interruption insurance relating to COVID 19 (or any related virus) or any related events or (y) any assistance programs provided by Governmental Authorities (or the equivalent).

 

Consolidated Fixed Charges - for any period of determination calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, (a) cash interest expense payable during such period (including amounts payable under Capitalized Leases), (b) regularly scheduled principal payments payable in cash during such period (including amounts payable under Capitalized Leases), and (c) letter of credit fees payable in cash during such period. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) Consolidated Fixed Charges for the Test Period ending March 31, 2014 (or, if necessary under Section 10.2.10, December 31, 2013) shall be calculated by multiplying (x) $[30,225,000] (the “Agreed 1Q2014 Amount”) by

(y)four, (ii) Consolidated Fixed Charges for the Test Period ending June 30, 2014 shall be calculated by multiplying (x) the sum of the Agreed 1Q2014 Amount plus the actual amount of Consolidated Fixed Charges for the Fiscal Quarter ending June 30, 2014 by (y) two, (iii) Consolidated Fixed Charges for the Test Period ending September 31, 2014 shall be calculated by multiplying (x) the sum of the Agreed 1Q2014 Amount plus the actual amount of Consolidated Fixed Charges for the two Fiscal Quarters ending September 30, 2014 by (y) the product of four divided by three, and (iv) Consolidated Fixed Charges for the Test Period ending December 31, 2014 shall equal the sum of the Agreed 1Q2014 Amount plus the actual amount of Consolidated Fixed Charges for the three (3) Fiscal Quarters ending December 31, 2014.

 

Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio - for any period of determination calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, the ratio of: (a) (i) Consolidated EBITDA calculated on a Pro Forma Basis for such period, minus (ii) Capital Expenditures made during such period, minus (iii) the aggregate amount of net cash taxes paid in cash during such period, minus (iv) the amount, if any, by which the Cash Pension Contribution for such period exceeds the Pension Expense for such period, and plus (v) the amount, if any, by which the Pension Expense for such period exceeds the Cash Pension Contribution for such period, divided by (b) the Consolidated Fixed Charges for such period.

 

Consolidated Net Income - for any period of determination, the net income (or loss) of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries for such period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP on a consolidated basis (without duplication) for such period (without deduction for minority interests); provided, that (a) in determining Consolidated Net Income, the net income of any other Person which is not a Restricted Subsidiary, is an Unrestricted Subsidiary or is accounted for by Parent by the equity method of accounting shall be included only to the extent of the payment of cash dividends or cash distributions by such other Person to Parent, Restricted Subsidiaries or another Restricted Subsidiary during such period, (b) the net income of any Subsidiary of Parent shall be excluded to the extent that the declaration or payment of cash dividends or similar cash distributions by that Subsidiary of that net income is

 

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not at the date of determination permitted by operation of its charter or any agreement, instrument or law applicable to such Subsidiary (other than (x) restrictions that have been waived or otherwise released, (y) restrictions pursuant to the Loan Documents and or, the Term Debt Documents, the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation or the UST Tranche B Facility Documentation and (z) restrictions arising pursuant to an agreement or instrument if the encumbrances and restrictions contained in any such agreement or instrument taken as a whole are not materially less favorable to Secured Parties than the encumbrances and restrictions contained in the Loan Documents (as determined by Parent in good faith)) and (c) the income or loss of any Person accrued prior to the date it becomes a Subsidiary or is merged into or consolidated with a Loan Party or any Subsidiary or the date that such Person’s assets are acquired by Parent or any Subsidiary shall be excluded.

 

Consolidated Total Assets - total assets of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, as shown on the consolidated balance sheet of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries for the most recently completed Fiscal Quarter for which financial statements have been delivered pursuant to Section 10.1.1(a) or (b).

 

Consolidated Total Debt - as of any date of determination calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, the aggregate principal amount of Debt of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries outstanding on such date, in an amount that would be reflected on a balance sheet prepared as of such date on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (but excluding the effects of any discounting of Debt as provided in Section 1.4), consisting of Debt for borrowed money, Attributable Debt or purchase money Debt, debt obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, promissory notes, loan agreements or similar instruments, and all Guarantees of any of the foregoing; provided, that (i) Consolidated Total Debt shall not include Debt in respect of letters of credit, bankers’ acceptances and other similar contingent obligations, except to the extent of unreimbursed amounts thereunder, (ii) Consolidated Total Debt shall not include obligations under Hedging Agreements permitted hereunder, and (iii) Consolidated Total Debt shall not include any Debt which Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary has either defeased or discharged and satisfied.

 

Contractual Obligation as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.

 

Contribution Deferral Agreement - that certain Second Amended and Restated Contribution Deferral Agreement, dated as of January 31, 2014, among YRC, Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, certain other of the Subsidiaries of Parent, the Trustees for the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund, the Pension Fund Entities and each other pension fund from time to time party thereto and Wilmington Trust Company, all as the same may be amended, amended and restated, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified in accordance with the terms hereof.

 

Control – as defined in the definition of Affiliate.

 

Copyright License - any written agreement, now or hereafter in effect, granting any right to any third party under any Copyright now or hereafter owned by any Loan Party material to the operation of the business of any Loan Party or that such Loan Party otherwise has the right to

 

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license material to the operation of the business of any Loan Party, or granting any right to any Loan Party under any Copyright now or hereafter owned by any third party, and all rights of such Loan Party under any such agreement.

 

Copyrights - all of the following now owned or hereafter acquired by or assigned to any Loan Party: (a) all copyright rights in any work subject to the copyright laws of the United States or any other country, whether as author, assignee, transferee or otherwise, whether registered or unregistered and whether published or unpublished, (b) all registrations and applications for registration of any such Copyright in the United States or any other country, including registrations, recordings, supplemental registrations and pending applications for registration in the USCO, including those listed on Schedule 1.1(c), (c) all rights and privileges arising under Applicable Law with respect to such Loan Party’s use of such Copyrights, (d) all derivatives, reissues, renewals, continuations and extensions thereof and amendments thereto, (e) all income, fees, royalties, damages, claims and payments now or hereafter due and/or payable with respect to the foregoing, including damages and payments for past, present or future infringements thereof, (f) all rights corresponding thereto throughout the world and (g) all rights to sue for past, present or future infringements thereof.

 

Corresponding Liability – has the meaning set forth in Section 14.15.

 

Debt - as to any Person at any time, without duplication and without reference to what constitutes indebtedness or a liability in accordance with GAAP, all of the following: (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money and all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments; (b) the maximum amount (after giving effect to any prior drawings or reductions which may have been reimbursed) of all outstanding letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds, performance bonds and similar instruments issued or created by or for the account of such Person; (c) net obligations of such Person under any Hedging Agreement; (d) all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services; (e) indebtedness (excluding prepaid interest thereon) described in clauses (a) through (d) and (f) through (h) secured by a Lien on property owned or being purchased by such Person (including indebtedness arising under conditional sales or other title retention agreements and mortgage, industrial revenue bond, industrial development bond and similar financings), whether or not such indebtedness shall have been assumed by such Person or is limited in recourse; (f) all Attributable Debt; (g) all obligations of such Person to purchase, redeem, retire or otherwise acquire for value any Disqualified Equity Interests (but solely to the extent required to occur on or prior to the Latest Maturity Date (other than as a result of a change of control, asset sale or similar event)); and (h) to the extent not otherwise included above, all Guarantees of such Person in respect of any of the foregoing.

 

For all purposes hereof, the Debt of any Person (i) shall include the Debt of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner or joint venturer, except to the extent such Person’s liability for such Debt is otherwise expressly contractually limited and only to the extent such Debt would be included in the calculation of Consolidated Total Debt and (ii) shall exclude (A) trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business, (B) any earn-out obligation until such earn-out obligation has become due and payable, (C) any current and

 

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undeferred pension contributions or health and welfare contributions due from such Person and/or its applicable Subsidiaries to any Pension Fund Entity, (D) liabilities accrued in the ordinary course, (E) deferred revenues, liabilities associated with customer prepayments and deposits and any such obligations incurred under ERISA, and other accrued obligations (including transfer pricing), in each case incurred in the ordinary course of business, (F) operating leases, (G) customary obligations under employment agreements and deferred compensation, and (H) deferred tax liabilities. The amount of any net obligation under any Hedging Agreement on any date shall be deemed to be the Hedge Termination Value thereof as of such date. The amount of Debt of any Person for purposes of clause (e) that is limited in recourse to the property encumbered thereby shall be deemed to be equal to the lesser of (i) the aggregate unpaid amount of such Debt and (ii) the fair market value of the property encumbered thereby as determined by such Person in good faith.

 

Debtor Relief Laws - the Bankruptcy Code as now or hereafter in effect or any successor thereto, as well as all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief laws of the United States federal or state law or of any applicable foreign law from time to time in effect affecting the rights of creditors generally.

 

Debt Repayment Conditions - at the time of determination with respect to any proposed repayment of Debt (to the extent that such repayment is subject to the Debt Repayment Conditions in accordance with the terms of this Agreement), and subject to Section 2.3.4, that (a) no Event of Default then exists or would arise as a result of repaying such Debt, and (b) Availability on the date of such proposed repayment (after giving effect thereto) is not less than

$67,500,000. Prior to consummating any proposed transaction which is subject to the Debt Repayment Conditions, Administrative Borrower shall deliver to Agent evidence acceptable to Agent of the satisfaction of the conditions set forth above on a basis (including, without limitation, giving due consideration to results for prior periods) reasonably satisfactory to Agent.

 

December 2013 Exchange Agreements - each of the exchange agreements dated as of December 22, 2013, as amended, restated, modified, waived, supplemented or consented to, by and among Administrative Borrower and certain of the holders of the Series B Senior Secured Notes due 2015 that are party thereto.

 

December 2013 Registration Rights Agreement - the Registration Rights Agreement dated as of December 22, 2013, as amended, restated modified, waived, supplemented or consented to, by and among Administrative Borrower and each of the purchasers signatory thereto.

 

December 2013 Stock Purchase Agreements - each of the stock purchase agreements dated as of December 22, 2013, as amended, restated, modified, waived, supplemented or consented to, by and among Administrative Borrower and each of the purchasers party thereto.

 

Default - an event or condition that, with the lapse of time or giving of notice, without any waiver or cure hereunder, would constitute an Event of Default.

 

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Defaulting Lender - any Lender that (a) has failed to fund any amounts required to be funded by it under this Agreement within one (1) Business Day of the date that it is required to do so under the Agreement, (b) notified Administrative Borrower, Agent, or any Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with all or any portion of its funding obligations under the Agreement, (c) has made a public statement to the effect that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations under the Agreement, (d) failed, within one (1) Business Day after written request by Agent, to confirm that it will comply with the terms of the Agreement relating to its obligations to fund any amounts required to be funded by it under the Agreement, (e) otherwise failed to pay over to Agent or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it under the Agreement within one (1) Business Day of the date that it is required to do so under the Agreement, (f) (i) becomes or is insolvent or has a parent company that has become or is insolvent or (ii) becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, or custodian appointed for it, or has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment or has a parent company that has become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, or custodian appointed for it, or has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment, or (g) a Lender that has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, 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 such Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority or instrumentality) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination made in good faith by Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under clauses (a) through (f) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender upon delivery of written notice of such determination to Administrative Borrower, each Issuing Bank and each Lender.

 

Default Rate - for any Obligation described in Section 3.1.1(b) (including, to the extent permitted by law, accrued but unpaid interest), two percent (2%) plus the interest rate otherwise applicable thereto.

 

Deferred Revenue Reserve – at any date of determination, 85% of “deferred revenue liability” as reflected on the balance sheet of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries as of the last day of the most recently completed Fiscal Month.

 

Deposit Account Control Agreements - the written agreements, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Administrative Borrower, by and among Agent, for the benefit of Secured Parties, each Loan Party with a deposit account at any bank and the bank at which such deposit account is at any time maintained, which provides that such bank will comply with instructions originated by Agent directing disposition of the funds in such deposit account without further consent by such Loan Party and has such other terms and conditions as Agent may reasonably require.

 

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Dilution – as of any date of determination on a consolidated basis for all Loan Parties, a percentage, based upon the experience of the immediately prior 365 consecutive days, that is the result of dividing the Dollar amount of (a) bad debt write-downs, discounts, advertising allowances, credits or other dilutive items with respect to Loan Parties’ Accounts during such period, by (b) Loan Parties’ billings with respect to Accounts during such period.

 

Dilution Reserve - as of any date of determination, an amount sufficient to reduce the advance rate against Eligible Accounts by one (1) percentage point for each percentage point by which Dilution is in excess of five percent (5%).

 

Disclaimed Real Property Assets – has the meaning specified in the definition of Collateral and Guaranty Requirement.

 

Disposition or Dispose - the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction and any sale of Equity Interests in a Restricted Subsidiary) of any property by any Person, including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith.

 

Disqualified Equity Interests - any Equity Interest 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, (b) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests), in whole or in part (except as a result of a change of control or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations that are accrued and payable and the termination of the Commitments), (c) provides for scheduled payments of dividends in cash, or (d) is or becomes convertible into or exchangeable for Debt or any other Equity Interests that would constitute Disqualified Equity Interests, in each case, prior to the date that is

ninety-one (91) days after the then Latest Maturity Date; provided, that if such Equity Interests are issued pursuant to, or in accordance with, a plan for the benefit of employees of Parent or Restricted Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such employees, such Equity Interests shall not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests solely because they may be required to be repurchased by Parent or Restricted Subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability.

 

Disqualified Lender – (i) those banks, financial institutions and other entities identified  in writing by Administrative Borrower to Agent prior to the date hereof, (ii) any competitors of Parent or its Subsidiaries, and (iii) any of their known Affiliates; provided, that a “competitor” or an affiliate of a competitor or an entity referenced in clause (i) above shall not include any bona fide debt fund or investment vehicle (other than a person which is excluded pursuant to clause (i) above) that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of business.

 

Dollar(s) - lawful money of the United States.

 

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Domain Names - all internet domain names and associated URL addresses in or to which any Loan Party now or hereafter has any right, title or interest.

 

Domestic Subsidiary - any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia; provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, “Domestic Subsidiary” shall not include any Subsidiary substantially all of the assets of which are Equity Interests or Debt in (or owed by) one or more Subsidiaries that are not Domestic Subsidiaries.

 

Dominion Account - any special account, lockbox, blocked account or other deposit account established by Loan Parties at RBS, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Bank of Nova Scotia, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, or another bank reasonably acceptable to Agent which is subject to a Deposit Account Control Agreement in favor of Agent.

 

Early Opt-in Election - the occurrence of:

 

(1)(a) a determination by the Agent or (b) a notification by the Required Lenders to the Agent (with a copy to the Borrowers) that the Required Lenders have determined that U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities being executed at such time, or that include language similar to that contained in Section 3.1.4(c), are being executed or amended, as applicable, to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace the LIBOR Rate, and

 

(2)(a) the election by the Agent or (b) the election by the Required Lenders to declare that an Early Opt-in Election has occurred and the provision, as applicable, by the Agent of written notice of such election to the Borrowers and the Lenders or by the Required Lenders of written notice of such election to the Agent.

 

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

 

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

 

EEA Resolution Authority - means any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.

 

Eligible Account - an Account owing to a Loan Party that arises in the Ordinary Course of Business (or, subject to Section 10.2.2, acquired by a Loan Party in connection with any Permitted Acquisition or other acquisition permitted hereunder and, in any such instance, has been reviewed as part of a field exam conducted by the Agent pursuant to Section 10.1.10) from the sale or lease of goods or rendition of services and is payable in Dollars or Canadian Dollars; provided, that in no event shall an Account be an Eligible Account if:

 

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(a)such Account is unpaid for more than one hundred twenty (120) days after the original invoice date; provided, that, on any date of determination, the aggregate amount of Accounts which remain unpaid for more than ninety (90) days after the original invoice date thereof and are included in the calculation of Eligible Accounts may not exceed 3.5% of all Eligible Accounts on such date;

 

(b)fifty percent (50%) or more of the aggregate Accounts owing by the Account Debtor to such Loan Party are not Eligible Accounts under the foregoing clause (a);

 

(c)such Account, when aggregated with other Accounts owing by the applicable Account Debtor, exceeds fifteen percent (15%) of the aggregate Eligible Accounts of Loan Parties (or such higher percentage as Agent may establish for any specific Account Debtor from time to time);

 

(d)such Account is owing by an account debtor appearing on the most recently published OFAC Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List;

 

(e)such Account is owing by a creditor or supplier, or is otherwise subject to a potential offset, counterclaim, dispute, deduction, discount, recoupment, reserve, defense, chargeback, credit or allowance including, without limitation, off bill discounts, overcharge claims, cargo claims, due to interlines, A/R credits payable (but ineligibility shall be limited solely to the amount thereof);

 

(f)an Insolvency Proceeding has been commenced by or against the Account Debtor, or the Account Debtor has failed, has suspended or ceased doing business, is liquidating, dissolving or winding up its affairs, or to Loan Parties’ knowledge, is not Solvent; provided, that, in the case of an Insolvency Proceeding, so long as (x) an order exists permitting such Account Debtor to pay the applicable Loan Party as a “critical vendor”, and (y) such Account Debtor has obtained adequate postpetition financing to pay the Accounts of such Loan Party arising postpetition, the Accounts of such Loan Party that arise postpetition shall not be deemed ineligible under the provisions of this clause

(f)to the extent that the order permitting such financing allows the payment of such postpetition Accounts.

 

(g)the Account Debtor does not maintain its principal place of business inside the United States or Canada; except, that at Agent’s option, such Account owing by an Account Debtor that does not maintain its principal place of business inside the United States or Canada may be deemed an Eligible Account if either: (x) the  applicable Account Debtor has delivered to such Loan Party an irrevocable letter of credit issued or confirmed by a bank reasonably satisfactory to Agent and payable only in the United States and in Dollars, sufficient to cover such Account, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and if required by Agent, the original of such letter of credit has been delivered to Agent or Agent’s agent, and such Loan Party has complied with the terms of Section 7.4.2 with respect to the assignment of any Letter-of-Credit-Rights to Agent or naming Agent as transferee beneficiary thereunder, as Agent may specify, (y) such Account is subject to credit insurance payable to Agent issued by an insurer and on

 

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terms and in an amount reasonably acceptable to Agent, or (z) such Account is otherwise reasonably acceptable in all respects to Agent (subject to such lending formula with respect thereto as Agent may determine in its Permitted Discretion);

 

(h)such Account is owing by a Governmental Authority, unless the applicable Account Debtor is the United States, any state or territory thereof or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof and the Account has been assigned to Agent in compliance with the Assignment of Claims Act or other Applicable Law; provided, that, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this clause (h), Accounts owing by a Governmental Authority that have not been assigned to Agent in compliance with the Assignment of Claims Act or other Applicable Law may be included in the Borrowing Base at any time so long as such Accounts otherwise constitute Eligible Accounts and the aggregate amount of such Accounts included in the calculation of Eligible Accounts (before giving effect to the applicable advance rate) does not exceed 2.5% of the aggregate amount of all Eligible Accounts at such time; and provided, further, that, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this clause (h), during a Cash Dominion Trigger Period no Account owing by a Governmental Authority shall be deemed an Eligible Account unless the Account Debtor is the United States, any state or territory thereof or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof and the Account has been assigned to Agent in compliance with the Assignment of Claims Act or other Applicable Law;

 

(i)such Account is not subject to a duly perfected, first priority Lien in favor of Agent, or is subject to any other Lien (including, without limitation, any Lien to secure the performance of a surety, performance bond or similar instrument);

 

(j)such Account is evidenced by Chattel Paper or an Instrument of any kind, or has been reduced to judgment unless such Chattel Paper or Instrument has been delivered to Agent;

 

(k)payment has been extended as to such Account, the applicable Account Debtor has made a partial payment, or such Account arises from a sale on a cash-on-delivery or cash-in-advance basis;

 

(l)such Account arises from a sale to an Affiliate, or from a sale on a bill-and-hold, guaranteed sale, sale or return, sale on approval, consignment, or other repurchase or return basis; provided, that, this clause (l) shall not apply to Accounts generated by Loan Parties in the Ordinary Course of Business from any Account Debtor that constitutes an Affiliate solely because such Account Debtor shares a common material equityholder with Parent;

 

(m)such Account represents a progress billing or retainage or has not been invoiced;

 

(n)such Account includes a billing for interest, fees or late charges, but ineligibility shall be limited to the extent thereof;

 

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(o)such Account is subject to a legally binding commitment to be sold to a third party or was generated by a Loan Party or any division or operating unit thereof that is subject to a legally binding commitment to be sold to a third party;

 

(p)payment of such Account is being administered by an outside collection agency; or

 

(q)Loan Parties’ records with respect to such Account do not identify the Account Debtor with respect thereto.

 

Any Accounts that are not Eligible Accounts shall nevertheless be part of the Collateral except to the extent that they constitute Excluded Property.

 

Eligible Assignee - a Person that is (a) a Lender (other than a Defaulting Lender), an Affiliate of a Lender or Approved Fund; (b) prior to the occurrence of an Event of Default under Section 11.1(a) or (j), any other Person approved by Agent and Administrative Borrower (which approval by Administrative Borrower shall (i) not be unreasonably withheld or delayed, and (ii) be deemed granted if the Administrative Borrower has not objected thereto in writing to the Agent within ten days of receiving a request for approval), that is organized under the laws of the United States or any state or district thereof, has total assets in excess of $5 billion, extends asset-based lending facilities in its ordinary course of business and whose becoming an assignee would not constitute a non-exempt prohibited transaction under Section 4975 of ERISA or any other Applicable Law; and (c) during the continuance of any Event of Default under Section 11.1(a) or (j), any Person acceptable to Agent in its Permitted Discretion; provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, no Disqualified Lender or Defaulting Lender shall qualify as an Eligible Assignee, and in any event no Loan Party shall qualify as an Eligible Assignee.

 

Eligible Borrowing Base Cash - the lesser of (a) cash from time to time deposited in the Borrowing Base Cash Account, which, for purposes of any Borrowing Base Certificate, shall be calculated as of the close of business on the date that is two (2) Business Days prior to the delivery (or required delivery) of same to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 8.1 of this Agreement, and (b) cash from time to time deposited in the Borrowing Base Cash Account plus any other Dominion Accounts plus any other cash or Cash Equivalents of the Borrowers in accordance with GAAP, which, for purposes of any Borrowing Base Certificate, shall be calculated as of the close of business on the last Business Day of the previous calendar month or the preceding Friday, as applicable, depending on whether the Borrowers are required to deliver monthly or weekly Borrowing Base Certificates pursuant to Section 8.1 of this Agreement.

 

Enforcement Action - any action to enforce any Obligations or Loan Documents or to realize upon any Collateral (whether by judicial action, self-help, notification of Account Debtors, exercise of setoff or recoupment, or otherwise).

 

Environmental Laws - all federal, state, local and foreign laws (including common law), treaties, regulations, rules, ordinances, codes, decrees, judgments, directives, orders (including consent orders), and agreements in each case, relating to protection of the environment, natural resources, human health and safety (with respect to exposure to hazardous or toxic substances or wastes) or the presence, Release of, or exposure to, hazardous or toxic substances or wastes, or

 

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the generation, manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, transport, recycling or handling of, or the arrangement for such activities with respect to, hazardous or toxic substances or wastes.

 

Environmental Liability - all liabilities, obligations, damages, losses, claims, actions, suits, judgments, orders, fines, penalties, fees, expenses and costs (including administrative oversight costs, capital and operating costs, injunctive relief, costs associated with financial assurance, permitting or closure requirements, natural resource damages and investigation or remediation costs), whether contingent or otherwise, arising out of or relating to (a) compliance or non-compliance with any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the Release of any Hazardous Materials, or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.

 

Environmental Permit - any permit, approval, identification number, license or other authorization required under any Environmental Law.

 

Equipment - means (x) any “equipment” as such term is defined in Article 9 of the UCC and shall also include, but shall not be limited to, all machinery, equipment, furnishings, appliances, furniture, fixtures, tools, vehicles, Tractor Trailers and Rolling Stock now or hereafter owned by any Loan Party in each case, regardless of whether characterized as equipment under the UCC and (y) and any and all additions, substitutions and replacements of any of the foregoing and all accessions thereto, wherever located, whether or not at any time of determination incorporated or installed therein or attached thereto, and all replacements therefore, together with all attachments, components, parts, equipment and accessories installed thereon or affixed thereto.

 

Equity Interests - with respect to any Person, all of the shares, interests, rights, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests or units in) such Person and all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase, acquisition or exchange from such Person of any of the foregoing (including through convertible securities) but excluding in each case any debt security that is convertible into, or exchange for, Equity Interest.

 

ERISA - the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

 

ERISA Affiliate - any corporation that is part of the same controlled group of corporations as Parent and/or its Subsidiaries within the meaning of Section 414(b) of the Code, and any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with Parent and/or its Subsidiaries within the meaning of Section 414(c) of the Code.

 

ERISA Event - (a) a Reportable Event; (b) the failure to satisfy the minimum funding standard with respect to a Plan within the meaning of Sections 412 or 430 of the Code or Sections 302 or 303 of ERISA, whether or not waived (unless such failure is corrected by the final due date for the plan year for which such failure occurred), (c) a determination that a Plan is, or is expected to be, in “at risk” status (as defined in Section 303(i)(4) of ERISA or Section

 

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430(i)(4) of the Code); (d) the receipt by Parent, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates of notice pursuant to Section 305(b)(3)(D) of ERISA that a Multiemployer Plan is or will be in “endangered status” or “critical status” (as defined in Section 305(b) of ERISA), or is, or is expected to be, “insolvent” (within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA) or in “reorganization” (within the meaning of Section 4241 of ERISA); (e) the filing pursuant to Section 431 of the Code or Section 304 of ERISA of an application for the extension of any amortization period; (f) the failure to timely make a contribution required to be made with respect to any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (g) the filing of a notice to terminate any Plan if such termination would require material additional contributions in order to be considered a standard termination within the meaning of Section 4041(b) of ERISA; (h) the filing under Section 4041(c) of ERISA of a notice of intent to terminate any Plan or the termination of any Plan under Section 4041(c) of ERISA; (i) 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; (j) the incurrence by Parent, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan; (k) the receipt by Parent, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice of an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan under Section 4042 of ERISA; (l) the receipt by Parent, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from Parent, any Restricted Subsidiary or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates of any notice, concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability;

(m) the occurrence of any event or condition that would reasonably be expected to result in the termination of a Plan or the appointment of a trustee to administer a Plan; or (o) the occurrence of a nonexempt prohibited transaction (within the meaning of Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) with respect to any Plan which could result in liability to Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary or with respect to which Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary is a “disqualified person” (as defined in Section 4975 of the Code) or a “party in interest” (as defined in Section 3(14) of ERISA).

 

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

 

Event of Default - as defined in Section 11.1.

 

Evidence of Flood Insurance - as defined in the definition of Collateral and Guarantee Requirement.

 

Excluded Deposit Accounts - collectively, (a) deposit accounts specifically and exclusively used for payroll, payroll taxes and other employee wage and benefit payments to or for the benefit of Loan Parties’ salaried employees, (b) petty cash accounts to the extent the balances therein do not exceed (x) $1,000,000 in the aggregate for more than five (5) Business Days, and/or (y) $5,000,000 in the aggregate for more than one (1) Business Day, (c) zero-balance accounts, (d) deposit accounts specifically and exclusively used to maintain cash collateral required pursuant to the Term Debt Agreement, or (e) escrow amountsthe UST Tranche A Credit Agreement or the UST Tranche B Credit Agreement, (e) escrow account, (f) the UST Tranche A Only Collateral and (g) the UST Tranche B Priority Account; provided, that any

 

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deposits or other amounts in excess of the amounts permitted under clause (b) and maintained in petty cash accounts above shall be remitted promptly to a Dominion Account.

 

Excluded Foreign Subsidiary – shall mean any Foreign Subsidiary (other than any Canadian Subsidiary or Dutch Subsidiary) of the Parent that does not individually have total assets or revenues (for the period of four fiscal quarters most recently ended) that exceed 3.0% of the Parent’s total assets or revenues as of the end of each fiscal quarter (in the case of revenues, for the period of four fiscal quarters ending on such date); provided that the aggregate amount of assets or revenues (for the period of four fiscal quarters most recently ended) of such Subsidiaries shall not at any time exceed 7.0% of the Parent’s total assets or revenues as of the end of each fiscal quarter (in the case of revenues, for the period of four fiscal quarters ending on such date); provided further that if, as of the date the financial statements for any fiscal quarter of the Parent are delivered or required to be delivered hereunder, the consolidated assets or revenues of all Excluded Foreign Subsidiaries shall have, as of the last day of such fiscal quarter, exceeded the limits set forth above, then within sixty (60) days (or such later date as agreed by the Agent in its reasonable discretion) after the date such financial statements are so delivered (or so required to be delivered), the Parent shall cause one or more Foreign Subsidiaries to comply with Section

10.1.11 such that, as a result thereof, the consolidated assets and revenues of all Excluded Foreign Subsidiaries do not exceed such limits. For the avoidance of doubt, no Canadian Subsidiary or Dutch Subsidiary shall constitute an Excluded Foreign Subsidiary.

 

Excluded Property - assets described in clause (A) of the “notwithstanding” clause in the definition of Collateral and Guarantee Requirement.

 

Excluded Real Property - shall mean (a) any Real Property set forth on Schedule 1.01(a) of the Term Debt Agreement as in effect on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date and (b) any Pension Real Property.

 

Excluded Subsidiary - shall mean (a) any bona fide joint venture formed after the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date with any Person that is not an Affiliate of any Loan Party, (b) any Immaterial Subsidiary, (c) any Subsidiary that is prohibited by Applicable Law whether or not existing on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date or Contractual Obligations existing on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date (or, in the case of any newly acquired Subsidiary, in existence at the time of acquisition but not entered into in contemplation thereof) from Guaranteeing the Obligations or if Guaranteeing the Obligations would require governmental (including regulatory) consent, approval, license or authorization (unless such contractual obligation is waived or otherwise removed or such consent, approval, license or authorization has been obtained), (d) any other Subsidiary with respect to which, in the reasonable judgment of Agent, in consultation with Administrative Borrower, the burden or cost or other consequences (other than adverse tax consequences) of providing a Guarantee of the Obligations shall be excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by Secured Parties therefrom, (e) any other Subsidiary with respect to which, in the reasonable judgment of Administrative Borrower, the tax consequences of providing a Guarantee could be adverse in consultation with Agent, (f) any Excluded Foreign Subsidiary of the Parent, and (g) any captive insurance company or non-profit Subsidiary; provided that no Person shall be an Excluded Subsidiary to the extent it guarantees or pledges any of its assets to secure, directly or indirectly, any other Indebtedness of any Loan Party in excess of the Threshold Amount; provided, further, that in the event that any Excluded

 

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Subsidiary guarantees or otherwise becomes an obligor under any Indebtedness, the aggregate principal amount of which exceeds the Threshold Amount, then such Excluded Subsidiary shall, notwithstanding the foregoing, no longer constitute an Excluded Subsidiary, and shall become a Loan Party hereunder. If any Guarantor becomes an Excluded Subsidiary pursuant to clause (a) of the definition of Excluded Subsidiary, such Guarantor shall only be permitted to be released from its Guarantee so long as the fair market value of any and all Investments then held by the Loan Parties in such Person are permitted as an Investment under Section 10.2.2(c)(iii) and Section 10.2.2(p) at the time such Person becomes an Excluded Subsidiary pursuant to clause (a) of the definition of “Excluded Subsidiary.

 

Excluded Swap Obligation - with respect to any Loan Party, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guaranty of such Loan Party of, or the grant by such Loan Party of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guaranty thereof) is or would otherwise become illegal or unlawful 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 Loan Party’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 Guaranty of such Loan Party or the grant of such security interest would otherwise become effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such Guaranty or security interest is or becomes illegal or unlawful.

 

Excluded Tax - with respect to any Lender or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder, (a) income or franchise (or similar) Taxes imposed on (or measured by) its gross or net income by the United States, or by the jurisdiction under the laws of which such recipient is organized or in which its principal office is located or, in the case of any Lender, in which its applicable lending office is located, (b) any branch profits Taxes imposed by the United States or any similar Tax imposed by any other jurisdiction in which any Borrower or Guarantor, as applicable, is located, (c) any U.S. Tax that is imposed on amounts payable to a Lender at the time it becomes a party to this Agreement, acquires additional interests in the credit facility contemplated hereunder, or designates a new lending office (except to the extent a Foreign Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, at the time of designation of a new lending office (or assignment), to receive additional amounts from Borrowers with respect to such Tax pursuant to Section 5.10, (d) Taxes attributable to a failure to comply with Section 5.11, (e) Taxes imposed by a jurisdiction as a result of any connection between such party and such jurisdiction other than any connection arising solely from executing, delivering, being a party to, engaging in any transactions pursuant to, performing its obligations under, or enforcing any, Loan Document, (f) any Taxes, charges or similar levies arising from an Assignment and Acceptance, grant of a participation described in Section 13.2 hereof or a transfer or assignment to or designation of a new applicable lending office for receiving payment under any loan document, (g) any withholding Taxes imposed pursuant to FATCA, and (h) interest, penalties and additions to Tax on the foregoing amounts.

 

Existing 6% Senior Notes - those certain 6% Convertible Senior Notes due 2014 under that certain Indenture, dated as of February 23, 2010 (as amended, restated, modified or

 

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supplemented from time to time prior to the date hereof), among Parent, as issuer, the guarantors party thereto and US Bank, National Association, as trustee.

 

Existing ABL Facility - the credit facility governed by that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of July 22, 2011 (as amended, restated, modified or supplemented from time to time prior to the date hereof), among Receivables SPV, as borrower, Parent, as servicer, the lenders party thereto from time to time and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as agent.

 

Existing Term Facility - the term loan facility governed by that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of July 22, 2011 (as amended, restated, modified or supplemented from time to time prior to the date hereof), among Parent, the lenders party thereto from time to time and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as agent.

 

Existing Letters of Credit – those Letters of Credit identified on Schedule 1.1(e) hereto.

 

Existing Series A Notes - those certain 10% Series A Convertible Senior Secured Notes due 2015 under that certain Indenture, dated as of July 22, 2011 (as amended, restated, modified or supplemented from time to time prior to the date hereof), among Parent, as issuer, the subsidiaries party thereto as guarantors and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.

 

Existing Series B Notes - those certain 10% Series B Convertible Senior Secured Notes due 2015 under that certain Indenture, dated as of July 22, 2011 (as amended, restated, modified or supplemented from time to time prior to the date hereof), among Parent, as issuer, the subsidiaries party thereto as guarantors and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.

 

Extended Commitment – as defined in Section 2.4.1. Extension – as defined in Section 2.4.1.

Extension Amendment – as defined in Section 2.4.3. Extension Offer – as defined in Section 2.4.1.

Extraordinary Expenses - all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs, expenses or advances that Agent (or, to the extent expressly provided herein, a Lender) may incur during an Event of Default, or during the pendency of an Insolvency Proceeding of a Loan Party (limited (i) in the case of legal fees, to one primary outside counsel for Agent and Lenders taken as a whole, one additional counsel in each relevant foreign jurisdiction and, in the event of any actual or reasonably perceived conflict of interest, one additional counsel of each type to similarly situated parties and (ii) in the case of third party advisors, to one such advisor approved by Agent with the prior consultation of Administrative Borrower), including those relating to (a) any audit, inspection, repossession, storage, repair, appraisal, insurance, manufacture, preparation or advertising for sale, sale, collection, or other preservation of or realization upon any Collateral;

(b)any action, arbitration or other proceeding (whether instituted by or against Agent, any Lender, any Loan Party, any representative of creditors of a Loan Party or any other Person) in any way relating to any Collateral (including the validity, perfection, priority or avoidability of Agent’s Liens with respect to any Collateral), Loan Documents or Obligations, including any lender liability or other Claims; (c) the exercise, protection or enforcement of any rights or

 

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remedies of Agent in, or the monitoring of, any Insolvency Proceeding; (d) settlement or satisfaction of any taxes, charges or Liens with respect to any Collateral in accordance with the terms herein; (e) any Enforcement Action; (f) negotiation and documentation of any modification, waiver, workout, restructuring or forbearance with respect to any Loan Documents, Loans or Letters of Credit; or (g) Protective Advances.

 

Facility Exposure - the aggregate outstanding Loans plus LC Obligations (excluding amounts owing pursuant to clause (c) of the definition of LC Obligations).

 

FATCA - Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as in effect on the date hereof (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable), and any applicable Treasury regulation promulgated thereunder or published administrative guidance implementing such Sections or any intergovernmental agreement between the United States and any other jurisdiction in connection therewith whether in existence on the Closing Date or promulgated or published thereafter.

 

Federal Funds Effective Rate – as defined in the definition of Base Rate.

 

Fee Letter –the fee letter agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, between Agent and Parent, on behalf of itself and the other Loan Parties.

 

Financial Covenant Trigger Event- shall occur when Borrowers fail to maintain Availability in an amount at least equal to ten percent (10%) of the Collateral Line Cap.

 

Financial Covenant Trigger Period – shall commence on the occurrence of a Financial Covenant Trigger Event, and shall continue until the date that the Financial Covenant Trigger Event shall have ceased to exist for a period of at least thirty (30) consecutive calendar days.

 

Fiscal Month – a calendar month.

 

Fiscal Quarter – a consecutive three-month period ending March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31, as adjusted from time to time to the extent not prohibited hereunder.

 

Fiscal Year - a consecutive twelve-month period ending December 31, as adjusted from time to time to the extent not prohibited hereunder.

 

Flood Laws - the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 and related legislation (including the regulations of the Board).

 

Flood Notice – as defined in the definition of Collateral and Guarantee Requirement. FLSA - the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Foreign Lender - any Lender that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than the laws of the United States, or any state or district thereof.

 

Foreign Subsidiary - a Subsidiary other than a Domestic Subsidiary.

 

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Full Payment of the Obligations - the occurrence of the following: (a) the Commitments have terminated, (b) all Obligations have been paid in full (other than contingent indemnification obligations and Bank Product Debt as to which arrangements with respect thereto reasonably satisfactory the applicable Bank Product Provider shall have been made), and (c) all Letters of Credit have terminated, expired or Cash Collateralized (other than Letters of Credit as to which other arrangements with respect thereto satisfactory to the applicable Issuing Bank shall have been made). For the avoidance of doubt, “Full Payment of the Obligations” shall not include payment of Bank Product Debt.

 

GAAP - generally accepted accounting principles in the United States in effect from time to time; provided, however, that if Administrative Borrower notifies Agent that Administrative 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 Agent notifies Administrative Borrower that Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purposes), 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.

 

General Intangibles - has the meaning provided in Article 9 of the UCC and shall in any event include all choses in action and causes of action and all other intangible personal property of every kind and nature (other than Accounts) now owned or hereafter acquired by any Loan Party, as the case may be, including corporate or other business records, indemnification claims, contract rights (including rights under leases, whether entered into as lessor or lessee, Hedging Agreements and other agreements), goodwill, registrations, franchises, tax refund claims and any letter of credit, guarantee, claim, security interest or other security held by or granted to any Loan Party.

 

Governmental Authority - any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof, any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, administrative tribunal, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank) and any group or body charged with setting financial accounting or regulatory capital rules or standards (including, without limitation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Bank for International Settlements or the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Treasury or any successor or similar authority to any of the foregoing).

 

Grant of Security Interest - a Grant of Security Interest in certain Intellectual Property Collateral substantially in the form of Exhibit E, F or G attached hereto.

 

Guarantee - as to any Person, without duplication, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Debt 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 such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such

 

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Debt, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Debt of the payment or performance of such Debt, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Debt, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Debt of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Debt of any other Person, whether or not such Debt is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Debt to obtain any such Lien); provided, that the term Guarantee shall not include (i) endorsements for collection or deposit, in either case in the ordinary course of business, (ii) customary and reasonable indemnity obligations in effect on the Closing Date or entered into in connection with any acquisition or disposition of assets permitted under this Agreement (other than such obligations with respect to Debt), or (iii) product warranties. The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith. The term Guarantee as a verb has a corresponding meaning.

 

Guarantor or Guarantors - as defined in the preamble to this Agreement and any other Person that at any time after the date hereof becomes a Guarantor (together with their respective successors and assigns).

 

Guaranty - the guaranty set forth in Section 14 of this Agreement and any other guaranty of the Obligations of Borrowers now or hereafter executed by a Guarantor in favor of Agent, for the benefit of Secured Parties.

 

Hazardous Materials - (a) any petroleum products, distillates or byproducts and all other hydrocarbons, coal ash, radon gas, asbestos, urea formaldehyde foam insulation, polychlorinated biphenyls, chlorofluorocarbons and all other ozone-depleting substances and (b) any chemical, material, substance or waste that is prohibited, limited or regulated by or pursuant to any Environmental Law.

 

Hedge Termination Value - in respect of any one or more Hedging Agreements, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Hedging Agreements, (a) for any date on or after the date such Hedging Agreements have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Hedging Agreements, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Hedging Agreements (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).

 

Hedging Agreement - an agreement relating to any swap, cap, floor, collar, option, forward, cross right or obligation, or combination thereof or similar transaction, with respect to interest rate, foreign exchange, currency, commodity, credit or equity risk.

 

Holland - as defined in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

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IBT - the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

 

IBT Agreement - that certain National Master Freight Agreement, effective April 1, 2008, among the IBT, YRC, Holland and New Penn, as amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed or replaced from time to time.

 

IBT Extension Agreement - that certain Extension of the Agreement for the Restructuring of the YRC Worldwide Inc. Operating Companies, by and among YRC, Holland, New Penn, Reddaway and the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee of the IBT.

 

IBT Transactions - the modification and extension through March 31, 2019 of the IBT Agreement and the approval and ratification of the IBT Extension Agreement by the members of the IBT in all material respects in accordance with all Applicable Law and other requirements relating thereto.

 

Immaterial Subsidiary - any Subsidiary of Parent constituting a Restricted Subsidiary that does not individually have total assets or annual revenues in that exceed 1% of Parent’s and Restricted Subsidiaries’ total assets or annual revenues as of the end of each Fiscal Quarter; provided, that the aggregate amount of assets or annual revenues of such all Immaterial Subsidiaries shall not, at any time, exceed 2.5% of Parent’s and Restricted Subsidiaries’ total assets or annual revenues as of the end of each Fiscal Quarter; and provided, further, that if, as of the date the financial statements for any Fiscal Quarter of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries are delivered or required to be delivered hereunder, the consolidated assets or revenues of all Restricted Subsidiaries so designated by Parent as Immaterial Subsidiaries shall have, as of the last day of such Fiscal Year, exceeded the limits set forth above, then within ten (10) Business Days (or such later date as agreed by Agent in its reasonable discretion) after the date such financial statements are so delivered (or so required to be delivered), Parent shall redesignate one or more Immaterial Subsidiaries, in each case in a written notice to Agent, such that, as a result thereof, the consolidated assets and revenues of all Restricted Subsidiaries that are still designated as Immaterial Subsidiaries do not exceed such limits. Upon any such Restricted Subsidiary ceasing to be an Immaterial Subsidiary pursuant to the preceding sentence, such Restricted Subsidiary, to the extent not otherwise qualifying as an Excluded Subsidiary, shall comply with Section 10.1.11, to the extent applicable. The Immaterial Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date are identified on Schedule 9.1.11.

 

Increase Effective Date – as defined in Section 2.3.3. Incremental Amendment – as defined in Section 2.3.3. Increase Notice – as defined in Section 2.3.1.

Incremental Facility – as defined in Section 2.3.1. Incremental Lenders – as defined in Section 2.3.3.

Indemnitees - Agent Indemnitees, Lender Indemnitees, and Issuing Bank Indemnitees.

 

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Insolvency Proceeding - any case or proceeding commenced by or against a Person under any state, federal or foreign law for, or any agreement of such Person to, (a) the entry of an order for relief under the Bankruptcy Code, or any other insolvency, debtor relief or debt adjustment law; (b) the appointment of a receiver, trustee, liquidator, administrator, conservator or other custodian for such Person or substantially all of its Property; or (c) a general assignment or trust mortgage for the benefit of creditors.

 

Intellectual Property - all intellectual and similar property of every kind and nature now owned or hereafter acquired by any Loan Party, including inventions, designs, Patents, Copyrights, Licenses, Trademarks, trade secrets, confidential or proprietary technical and business information, know how, show how or other data or information, software (including all data and source code and related documentation), databases, all other proprietary information, including but not limited to Domain Names, social media identifications and tags including Twitter usernames and Facebook usernames, and all embodiments or fixations thereof and related documentation, registrations and franchises, and all additions, improvements and accessions to, and books and records describing or used in connection with, any of the foregoing.

 

Intellectual Property Collateral - Collateral consisting of Intellectual Property. Intercompany Claims – as defined in Section 14.9.

Intercompany Note – one or more promissory notes evidencing Debt owed among Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries subordinated to the Obligations on terms reasonably acceptable to Agent.

 

Intercreditor Provisions – as defined in Section 11.1(o). Interest Period - relative to any LIBOR Loan:

 

(a)

initially, the period beginning on (and including) the date on which such LIBOR

Loan is made or continued as, or converted into, a LIBOR Loan pursuant to this Agreement and ending on (but excluding) the day which numerically corresponds to such date one, two, three or six months thereafter (or, if such month has no numerically corresponding day, on the last Business Day of such month), in each case as Administrative Borrower may select in its notice pursuant to this Agreement; and

 

 

(b)

thereafter, each period commencing on the last day of the next preceding Interest

Period applicable to such LIBOR Loan and ending one, two, three or six months thereafter, as selected by Administrative Borrower by irrevocable notice to Agent not less than two (2) Business Days prior to the last day of the then current Interest Period with respect thereto; provided, however, that:

 

 

(i)

Administrative Borrower shall not be permitted to select Interest Periods

to be in effect at any one time which have expiration dates occurring on more than eight different dates;

 

 

(ii)

Interest Periods commencing on the same date for LIBOR Loans

comprising part of the same advance under this Agreement shall be of the same duration;

 

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(iii)

if such Interest Period would otherwise end on a day which is not a

Business Day, such Interest Period shall end on the next following Business Day unless such day falls in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the first preceding Business Day; and

 

 

(iv)

no Interest Period may end later than the Commitment Termination Date.

 

Investment - any acquisition of all or substantially all assets of another Person; any acquisition of record or beneficial ownership of any Equity Interests of another Person; or any advance or capital contribution to or other investment in another Person.

 

Issuing Bank - RBS (or one or more designated Affiliates of RBS), PNC Bank, Bank of America, N.A. and any other Lender or Affiliate of a Lender designated as an Issuing Bank by Administrative Borrower from time to time with the approval of Agent (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed). As of the Closing Date, the Issuing Banks are RBS, PNC Bank and Bank of America, N.A.

 

Issuing Bank Indemnitees - Issuing Banks and their respective officers, directors, employees, Controlled Affiliates, agents and attorneys.

 

Junior Financing - any Subordinated Debt and any other Debt that is required to be subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations (for greater certainty, not including the Term Debt, the UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness or the UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness).

Junior Financing Documentation - any documentation governing any Junior Financing. Knowledge - as to any Person, the actual knowledge of any Responsible Officer of such

Person.

 

Latest Maturity Date - at any date of determination, the latest maturity or expiration date

applicable to any Commitment hereunder at such time.

 

LC Application - an application by Administrative Borrower, on behalf of any Borrower, to any Issuing Bank for the issuance of a Letter of Credit, in customary form and substance which shall be reasonably satisfactory to Agent and such Issuing Bank.

 

LC Conditions - the following conditions necessary for issuance of a Letter of Credit: (a) each of the conditions set forth in Section 6.2; (b) after giving effect to such issuance, total LC Obligations under clauses (a) and (b) of the definition thereof do not exceed the Letter of Credit Subline, no Overadvance exists or would be caused thereby, and, if no Loans are outstanding, the LC Obligations under clauses (a) and (b) of the definition thereto do not exceed the Collateral Line Cap; (c) the expiration date of such Letter of Credit is (i) no more than three hundred sixty-five (365) days from issuance (or in the case of any renewal or extension thereof, three hundred sixty-five (365) days from such renewal or extension), in the case of standby Letters of Credit, (ii) no more than one hundred twenty (120) days from issuance, in the case of documentary Letters of Credit, and (iii) no later than the Latest Maturity Date unless the requested Letter of Credit is Cash Collateralized on the date of issuance in a manner acceptable to the applicable Issuing Bank; (d) the Letter of Credit and payments thereunder are denominated

 

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in Dollars; (e) the form of the proposed Letter of Credit is reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Issuing Bank in their Permitted Discretion; and (f) with respect to any Issuing Bank, the stated amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank in the aggregate shall not exceed such Issuing Bank’s, LC Issuance Sublimit following the issuance of such Letter of Credit without the consent of such Issuing Bank in its sole discretion.

 

LC Documents - all documents, instruments and agreements (including LC Requests and LC Applications) delivered by Administrative Borrower, Loan Parties or any other Person to any Issuing Bank or Agent in connection with issuance, amendment or renewal of, or payment under, any Letter of Credit.

 

LC Issuance Sublimit – for any Issuing Bank, its obligation to issue Letters of Credit up to the maximum aggregate stated amount shown on Schedule 1.1(b), or as specified hereafter in the most recent Assignment and Acceptance to which it is a party. The LC Issuance Sublimit of any Issuing Bank may be increased from time to time with the consent of such Issuing Bank and the approval of Agent.

 

LC Obligations - the sum (without duplication) of (a) all amounts owing by Borrowers for any drawings under Letters of Credit; (b) the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit; and (c) all fees and other amounts owing by Borrowers with respect to Letters of Credit.

 

LC Request - a request for issuance of a Letter of Credit, to be provided by Administrative Borrower, on behalf of a Borrower, to Issuing Bank, in customary form which shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Issuing Bank.

 

Leasehold Property any leasehold interest of any Loan Party as lessee under any lease of Real Property.

 

Lender Indemnitees - Lenders and their officers, directors, employees, Controlled Affiliates, agents and attorneys.

 

Lenders - as defined in the preamble to this Agreement, including Agent and any other Person who hereafter becomes a “Lender” pursuant to an Assignment and Acceptance or otherwise.

 

Letter of Credit - any standby or documentary letter of credit, including all Existing Letters of Credit, issued by any Issuing Bank for the account of any Loan Party.

 

Letter of Credit Subline - $450,000,000.– at any time of determination, the lesser of (x)

$450,000,000 and (y) the aggregate Commitments at such time.

 

LIBOR Lending Rate - relative to any LIBOR Loan to be made, continued or maintained as, or converted into, a LIBOR Loan for any Interest Period, a rate per annum determined pursuant to the following formula:

 

LIBOR Lending Rate = LIBOR Rate

(1.00 - LIBOR Reserve Percentage)

 

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LIBOR Loan - any Loan that bears interest based on the LIBOR Lending Rate. LIBOR Loan Prepayment Fee - as defined in Section 5.5.1.

LIBOR Rate - with respect to any LIBOR Loan for the Interest Period applicable thereto, the rate appearing on Reuters Screen LIBOR01 Page (or on any successor or substitute page of such service, or any successor to or substitute for such service, providing rate quotations comparable to those currently provided on such page of such service, as determined by Agent from time to time for purposes of providing quotations of interest rates applicable to eurodollar deposits in dollars in the London interbank market) at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period for a term comparable to such Interest Period; provided, that if more than one rate is specified on such Page for such comparable period, the applicable rate shall be the arithmetic mean of all such rates; provided, further, that, at no time shall the “LIBOR Rate” be less than zero percent (0.00%). In the event that such rate is not available at such time for any reason, then the term “LIBOR Rate” shall mean, with respect to any LIBOR Loan for the Interest Period applicable thereto, the rate of interest per annum at which dollar deposits in the approximate amount of the LIBOR Loan being made, continued or converted and for a term comparable to such Interest Period are offered by the principal London office of Agent in immediately available funds to major banks in the London interbank market at approximately 11:00 a.m. London time two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period.

 

LIBOR Reserve Percentage - relative to any day of any Interest Period for LIBOR Loans, the maximum aggregate (without duplication) of the rates (expressed as a decimal fraction) of reserve requirements (including all basic, emergency, supplemental, marginal and other reserves and taking into account any transitional adjustments or other scheduled changes in reserve requirements) under any regulations of the Board or other Governmental Authority having jurisdiction with respect thereto as issued from time to time and then applicable to assets or liabilities consisting of “Eurocurrency Liabilities”, as currently defined in Regulation D of the Board, having a term approximately equal or comparable to such Interest Period.

 

License - any Patent License, Trademark License, Copyright License, Commercial Software License or other license or sublicense agreement granting rights under Intellectual Property to which any Loan Party is a party, including those listed on Schedule 1.1(f).

 

Lien - any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation, collateral assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any easement, right of way or other encumbrance on title to Real Property, and any Capitalized Lease or financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).

 

Liquidity - as of any date of determination calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, the amount equal to: (a) Availability on such date, plus (b) all cash maintained by Loan Parties in one or more Dominion Accounts on such date (excluding the Borrowing Base Cash Account); provided, that during the period from the Closing Date to the date that is forty-five (45) days after the Closing Date (or such longer period as Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion), Dominion

 

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Accounts shall be deemed to include any deposit account of Loan Parties as to which a Deposit Account Control Agreement is required to be delivered (or other method of control effected) under this Agreement whether or not such requirement has been satisfied.

 

Loan - a loan made pursuant to Section 2.1, and any Overadvance Loan or Protective Advance; collectively, Loans.

 

Loan Account - the loan account established by each Lender on its books pursuant to Section 5.9.

 

Loan Documents - this Agreement, Other Agreements and Security Documents. For the avoidance of doubt, Hedging Agreements and any agreements in respect of Bank Product Debt do not constitute Loan Documents.

 

Loan Party or Loan Parties - each Borrower and/or Guarantor as applicable.

 

London Banking Day - a day on which dealings in US dollars deposits are transacted in the London interbank market.

 

Margin Stock - as defined in Regulation U of the Board.

 

Master Account – account maintained by Administrative Borrower, on behalf of Borrowers, with Agent as designated in a letter agreement between Administrative Borrower and Agent on the Closing Date and any other account designated as the “Master Account” by Administrative Borrower and Agent from time to time.

 

Master Assignment and Assumption – that certain Master Assignment and Assumption Agreement, dated as of the Second Amendment Effective Date, by and among the Lenders and Agent.

 

Material Adverse Effect - a (a) material adverse effect on the business, operations, assets, liabilities (actual or contingent), operating results or financial condition of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole; (b) material adverse effect on the ability of Loan Parties (taken as a whole) to fully and timely perform their payment obligations under the Loan Documents to which any Loan Party is a party; or (c) material adverse effect on the rights and remedies available to Lenders or Agent under any Loan Document (other than due to the action or inaction of Agent or any Lender); provided, that, with respect to the foregoing clause (a), the impacts of COVID 19 on the business, operations, assets, liabilities (actual or contingent), operating results or financial condition of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, will be disregarded.

 

Material Real Property - each Real Property that is (i) owned in fee by a Loan Party, (ii) located in the United States and (iii) not an Excluded Real Property; provided, that Material Real Property shall include any Real Property subject to a mortgage under the Term Debt Documents, the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation or the UST Tranche B Facility Documentation.

 

Maturity Date - (i) the later of (a) five (5) years from the Second Amendment Effective Date (so long as at least 90% of the Term Debt which remains outstanding as of February 13,

 

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2019 has been on or prior to such date refinanced, replaced or extended with a maturity date of no earlier than five (5) years following the Second Amendment Effective Date) and (b) February 13, 2019;2019, (ii) with respect to any Commitments as to which the final maturity date has been extended pursuant to Section 2.4, the final maturity date as specified in the Extension Offer accepted by the applicable Lender or Lenders holding such Commitments, and (iii) with respect to any Incremental Facility, the final maturity date as specified in the Incremental Amendment governing the Commitments.

 

Maximum Incremental Facility Amount - as defined in Section 2.3.1. Minimum Extension Condition - as defined in Section 2.4.2.

MIRE Event – means if there are any Mortgaged Properties at such time, any increase, extension of the maturity or renewal of any of the Commitments or Loans (including pursuant to an Incremental Amendment or any incremental credit facility hereunder, but excluding (i) any continuation or conversion of borrowings, (ii) the making of any revolving loans, and (iii) the issuance, renewal or extension of Letters of Credit).

 

Moody’s - Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., and its successors.

 

Mortgage - each mortgage, deed of trust or deed to secure debt pursuant to which a Loan Party grants to Agent, for the benefit of Secured Parties, Liens upon the Real Property owned by such Loan Party, as security for the Obligations.

Mortgage Policies - as defined in the definition of Collateral and Guarantee Requirement. Mortgaged Property - as defined in the definition of Collateral and Guarantee

Requirement.

 

Multiemployer Plan - any employee benefit plan or arrangement described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA that is contributed to by any Loan Party or Subsidiary or ERISA Affiliate.

 

Net Proceeds - 100% of the cash proceeds actually received by Parent or any wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary (provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, JHJ International Transportation Co., Ltd. is not a wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiary) (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 and including casualty insurance settlements and condemnation and similar awards, but in each case only as and when received) from any Casualty Event, 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 that are secured by the applicable asset or property (including without limitation principal amount, premium or penalty, if any, interest, fees and expenses and other amounts) (other than pursuant to the Loan Documents, the Term Debt Documents (other than in respect of Term Priority Collateral) or, any Term Refinancing Debt (other than in respect of Term Priority Collateral), the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation (other than in respect of the UST Tranche A Only Collateral), any UST Tranche A Refinancing Debt (other than in respect of the UST Tranche A Only Collateral), the UST Tranche B Facility Documentation (other than in

 

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respect of UST Tranche B Priority Collateral or the UST Tranche B Only Collateral) or any UST Tranche B Refinancing Debt (other than in respect of UST Tranche B Priority Collateral or the UST Tranche B Only Collateral), other expenses and brokerage, consultant and other fees actually incurred in connection therewith, (ii) in the case of any Casualty Event by a non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary, the pro rata portion of the Net Proceeds thereof (calculated without regard to this clause (ii)) attributable to minority interests and not available for distribution to or for the account of Parent or a wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary as a result thereof, (iii) taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable as a result thereof (provided, that if the amount of any such estimated taxes exceeds the amount of taxes actually required to be paid in cash in respect of such Disposition or Casualty Event, the aggregate amount of such excess shall constitute Net Proceeds at the time such taxes are actually paid), and (iv) 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 (iii) above) (x) related to any of the applicable assets and (y) retained by Parent or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries including, without limitation, pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations (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 Net Proceeds of such Casualty Event occurring on the date of such reduction); provided, that if no Event of Default exists such proceeds may be applied by Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary to acquire, maintain, develop, construct, improve, upgrade or repair assets useful in the business of Parent or Restricted Subsidiaries or to make Permitted Acquisitions or any acquisition permitted hereunder of all or substantially all the assets of, or all the Equity Interests (other than directors’ qualifying shares) in, a Person or division or line of business of a Person (or any subsequent investment made in a Person, division or line of business previously acquired), in each case within 270 days of such receipt, such portion of such proceeds shall not constitute Net Proceeds except to the extent not, within 270 days of such receipt, so used or contractually committed with a third party that is not to be so used (it being understood that if any portion of such proceeds are not so used within such 270 day period but within such 270 day period are contractually committed with a third party that is not to be used, then upon the termination of such contract or if such Net Proceeds are not so used within the later of such 270 day period and 180 days from the entry into such contractual commitment, such remaining portion shall constitute Net Proceeds as of the date of such termination or expiry without giving effect to this proviso; it being understood that such proceeds shall constitute Net Proceeds notwithstanding any investment notice if there is a Specified Event of Default at the time of a proposed reinvestment unless such proposed reinvestment is made pursuant to a binding commitment with a third party that is not entered into at a time when no Specified Event of Default was continuing); provided, further, that no proceeds realized in a single transaction or series of related transactions shall constitute Net Proceeds unless the aggregate net proceeds exceeds $7,500,000 in any Fiscal Year (and thereafter only net cash proceeds in excess of such amount shall constitute Net Proceeds under this clause (a)), and

 

For purposes of calculating the amount of Net Proceeds, fees, commissions and other costs and expenses payable to Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary shall be disregarded.

 

New Penn - as defined in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

NFIP - as defined in the definition of Collateral and Guarantee Requirement.

 

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Note - any promissory note to be executed by Borrowers in favor of a Lender, which shall be in the amount of such Lender’s Commitment and shall evidence the Loans made by such Lender.

 

Notice of Borrowing - a Notice of Borrowing to be provided by Administrative Borrower to request the funding of a Borrowing of Loans, in substantially the form attached as Exhibit D hereto.

 

Notice of Conversion/Continuation - a Notice of Conversion/Continuation to be provided by Administrative Borrower to request a conversion or continuation of any Loans as LIBOR Loans, in substantially the form attached as Exhibit I hereto.

 

Obligations - all (a) principal of and premium, if any, on the Loans, (b) LC Obligations,

(c)interest, expenses, fees and other sums payable by Loan Parties under Loan Documents, (d) obligations of Loan Parties under any indemnity for Claims, (e) Extraordinary Expenses, (f) Bank Product Debt, and (g) other Debts, obligations and liabilities of any kind owing by Loan Parties pursuant to the Loan Documents, whether now existing or hereafter arising, whether evidenced by a note or other writing, whether allowed in any Insolvency Proceeding, whether arising from an extension of credit, issuance of a letter of credit, acceptance, loan, guaranty, indemnification or otherwise, and whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or to become due, primary or secondary, or joint or several. Subject to Section 14.13, in no event shall the Obligations include any Excluded Swap Obligations.

OFAC – the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Ordinary Course of Business - any business practice currently or previously engaged in by

Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries, and any similar, ancillary, complementary or other business practice reasonably related thereto or that is a reasonable extension, development or expansion thereof.

 

Organization Documents - (a) with respect to any corporation, the certificate or articles of incorporation and the bylaws (or equivalent or comparable constitutive documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction); (b) with respect to any limited liability company, the certificate or articles of formation or organization and operating agreement; and (c) with respect to any partnership, joint venture, trust or other form of business entity, the partnership, joint venture or other applicable agreement of formation or organization and any agreement, instrument, filing or notice with respect thereto filed in connection with its formation or organization with the applicable Governmental Authority in the jurisdiction of its formation or organization and, if applicable, any certificate or articles of formation or organization of such entity.

 

Original Maturity Date - as defined in the definition of Maturity Date.

 

Other Agreement - each Note; LC Document; Fee Letter; Amendment Fee Letter; Master Assignment and Assumption; Borrowing Base Certificate; Compliance Certificate; Perfection Certificate; Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement; Post-Closing Side Letter; custodial administration agreement; subordination agreement; or other document, instrument or agreement

 

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(other than this Agreement or a Security Document) now or hereafter executed or delivered by a Loan Party to Agent or a Lender pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

Overadvance - as defined in Section 2.1.5.

 

Overadvance Loan - a Base Rate Loan made when an Overadvance exists or is caused by the funding thereof.

 

Parallel Liability – has the meaning set forth in Section 14.15. Parent - as defined in the preamble to this Agreement.

Participant - as defined in Section 13.2.1. Participant Register - as defined in Section 13.2.4.

Patent License - any written agreement, now or hereafter in effect, granting to any third party any right to develop, commercialize, import, make, have made, offer for sale, use or sell any invention on which a Patent, now or hereafter owned by any Loan Party or that any Loan Party otherwise has the right to license, is in existence, or granting to any Loan Party any such right with respect to any invention on which a Patent, now or hereafter owned by any third party, is in existence, and all rights of any Loan Party under any such agreement.

 

Patents - means all of the following now owned or hereafter acquired by any Loan Party:

(a) all letters patent of the United States or the equivalent thereof in any other country, all registrations and recordings thereof, and all applications for letters patent of the United States or the equivalent thereof in any other country, including registrations, recordings and pending applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office or any similar offices in any other country, including those listed on Schedule 1.1(g), (b) all rights and privileges arising under Applicable Law with respect to such Loan Party’s use of any Patents, (c) all inventions and improvements described and claimed therein, (d) all reissues, divisions, continuations, renewals, extensions and continuations-in-part thereof and amendments thereto, (e) all income, fees, royalties, damages, claims and payments now or hereafter due and/or payable with respect to any of the foregoing including damages and payments for past, present or future infringements thereof, (f) all rights corresponding thereto throughout the world and (g) rights to sue for past, present or future infringements thereof.

 

Patriot Act - the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Pub. L. No. 107-56, 115 Stat. 272 (2001).

 

Payment Conditions - at the time of determination with respect to any proposed transaction, and subject to Section 2.3.4, that (a) no Event of Default then exists or would arise as a result of consummating such transaction, and (b) (i) Liquidity on the date of such proposed transaction (after giving effect thereto) is not less than $100,000,000 (with not less than

$67,500,000 of such Liquidity being attributable to Availability), or (ii) (x) Availability on the date of such proposed transaction (after giving effect thereto) is not less than $67,500,000, and

(y) the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the most recently completed Test Period

 

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for which financial statements have been provided pursuant to Section 10.1.1 calculated on a Pro Forma Basis (giving effect to such proposed transaction) is equal to or greater than 1.10 to 1.00. Prior to consummating any proposed transaction which is subject to the Payment Conditions, Administrative Borrower shall deliver to Agent evidence acceptable to Agent of the satisfaction of the conditions set forth above on a basis (including, without limitation, giving due consideration to results for prior periods) reasonably satisfactory to Agent.

 

Payment Item - each check, draft or other item of payment payable to a Loan Party, including those constituting proceeds of any Collateral.

 

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

 

Pension Expense - the actual pension expense for the applicable period of Parent and its Subsidiaries pursuant to the profit and loss statement charge (or benefit) with respect to such pension funding obligations for such period.

 

Pension Fund Entities - those entities identified on Schedule 1.1(h) hereto.

 

Pension Real Property – shall mean any Real Property for so long as such Real Property secures the obligations of the Parent under the Contribution Deferral Agreement on a first lien basis on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, as set forth on Schedule 1.01(a) of the Term Debt Agreement as in effect on the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date.

 

Perfection Certificate - means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H, completed and supplemented with the schedules and attachments contemplated thereby, and duly executed by any Responsible Officer of Administrative Borrower.

 

Permitted Acquisition - as defined in Section 10.2.2.

 

Permitted Additional Debt - shall mean Debt incurred by any Loan Party; provided, that

(i) such Debt may only be secured by assets consisting of Collateral and may not be secured by any assets other than the Collateral, (ii) such Debt is not at any time guaranteed by any Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties, (iii) the other terms and conditions of such Debt (excluding pricing, fees, rate floors and optional prepayment or redemption terms), if different from those contained herein or, in the Term Debt Documents, in the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation or in the UST Tranche B Facility Documentation, are customary market terms for Debt of such type (provided, that a certificate of a Responsible Officer of Parent delivered to Agent at least five (5) Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Debt (or such shorter period as Agent may agree in its sole discretion), together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Debt or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that Parent has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the requirement of this clause (iii) shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy such requirement unless Agent notifies Parent within such five (5) Business Day period (or such shorter period as Agent may agree in its sole discretion) that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonable description of the basis upon which it disagrees)), (iv) the security agreements (taken as a whole) relating to such Debt, if applicable, are substantially the same as

 

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or more favorable to the Loan Parties than the security documents governing the Term Debt or, as applicable, the UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness and the UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness, with such differences as are reasonably satisfactory to Agent, (v) no Event of Default shall exist immediately prior to or after giving effect to such incurrence, (vi) a representative acting on behalf of the holders of such Debt shall have become party to or otherwise subject to the provisions of the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement or another intercreditor agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Administrative Borrower that contains terms substantially similar to the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement or other intercreditor agreement on market terms as determined by the Agent in good faith, and (vii) if applicable, the priority position of the holders of such Debt with respect to the Collateral under the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement shall be equivalent or junior to the position of the holders of the Term Debt and all obligations under such Debt shall constitute TermTranche B-2 Obligations under (and as defined in) the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement, or the holders of the UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness and all obligations under such Debt shall constitute UST Tranche A Obligations under (and as defined in) the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement or the holders of the UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness and all obligations under such Debt shall constitute UST Tranche B Obligations under (and as defined in) the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement, in each case as applicable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Permitted Additional Debt shall include all Permitted Additional Debt (as defined in the Term Debt Agreement as in effect on the date hereof).

 

Permitted Discretion - Agent’s judgment exercised in good faith and in the exercise of reasonable (from the perspective of a secured asset-based lender) business judgment.

 

Permitted Junior Debt - unsecured Debt incurred by any Loan Party in the form of one or more series of unsecured notes or loans; provided, that (i) if constituting Subordinated Debt, (A) such Debt (including any Guarantee thereof) is subordinated to the Obligations on terms customary for high yield subordinated debt securities or otherwise reasonably satisfactory to Agent and (B) the Obligations at all times constitute “Designated Senior Debt” (or comparable term) under the documents governing such Debt, (ii) such Debt does not mature or have scheduled amortization or payments of principal and is not subject to mandatory redemption, repurchase, prepayment or sinking fund obligation (except customary asset sale, change of control or similar provisions or AHYDO “catch-up” payments), in each case prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the then Latest Maturity Date, (iii) such Debt is not at any time guaranteed by any Person that is not a Loan Party and (iv) the other terms and conditions of such Debt (excluding pricing, fees, rate floors and optional prepayment or optional redemption terms), if different than the terms hereof, are customary market terms for Debt of such type (provided, that a certificate of a Responsible Officer of Parent delivered to Agent at least five (5) Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Debt (or such shorter period as Agent may agree in its sole discretion), together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Debt or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that Parent has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the requirement of this clause (iv) shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy such requirement unless Agent notifies Parent within such five (5) Business Day period (or such shorter period as Agent may agree in its sole discretion) that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonable description of the basis upon which it disagrees)).

 

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Permitted Lien - as defined in Section 10.2.1.

 

Permitted Refinancing - with respect to any Person, any modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension of any Debt of such Person; provided, that (a) the original aggregate principal amount of such Debt (or accreted value, if applicable) does not exceed the aggregate principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Debt so modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended except (i) by an amount equal to accrued but unpaid interest, premiums and fees payable by the terms of such Debt and reasonable fees, expenses, original issue discount and upfront fees incurred in connection with such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension and (ii) by an amount equal to any existing available commitments unutilized thereunder, (b) other than with respect to a Permitted Refinancing in respect of Debt permitted pursuant to Section 10.2.3(e), the Debt resulting from such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension has a final maturity date equal to or later than the final maturity date of, and has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of, the Debt being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended, (c) other than with respect to a Permitted Refinancing in respect of Debt permitted pursuant to Sections 10.2.3(e), at the time thereof, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (d) if such Debt being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended is Debt permitted pursuant to Section 10.2.3(b) or 10.2.3(r), or is otherwise a Junior Financing, (i) to the extent such Debt being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended is subordinated in right of payment or in lien priority to the Obligations, the Debt resulting from such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension is subordinated in right of payment or in lien priority, as applicable, to the Obligations on terms (taken as a whole) (x) at least as favorable to Lenders as those contained in the documentation governing the Debt being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended (provided, that a certificate of a Responsible Officer of Parent delivered to Agent at least five (5) Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Debt (or such shorter period as Agent may agree in its sole discretion), together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Debt or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that Parent has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirement unless Agent notifies Parent within such five Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonable description of the basis upon which it disagrees)) or (y) otherwise reasonably acceptable to Agent, (ii) the obligors (including any guarantors) in respect of the Debt resulting from such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension shall not include any Person other than the obligors (including any guarantors) of the Debt being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended unless otherwise permitted hereby, and (iii) in the case of any Permitted Refinancing in respect of the Term Debt or any Term, UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness or UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness, any Term Refinancing Debt, any UST Tranche A Refinancing Debt, or any UST Tranche B Refinancing Debt, such Permitted Refinancing is secured, if at all, only by all or any portion of the collateral securing the Term Debt, the UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness or the UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness, as applicable (but not by any other assets) pursuant to one or more security agreements subject, in the case of assets constituting (or required to constitute) Collateral, to the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement or any replacement intercreditor agreement reasonably satisfactory to Agent, that contains terms substantially similar to the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement or

 

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other intercreditor agreement on market terms as determined by the Agent in good faith. When used with respect to any specified Debt, Permitted Refinancing shall mean the Debt incurred to effectuate a Permitted Refinancing of such specified Debt. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or this definition to the contrary, the modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement, extension and amendments contemplated by and consummated pursuant to the Term Debt Refinancing Amendment and the Restated Term Debt Agreement shall, in each case, constitute a Permitted Refinancing of the Term Debt.

 

Person - any individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, joint stock company, land trust, business trust, unincorporated organization, Governmental Authority or other entity.

 

Plan - an employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) that is either

(a) maintained by a Loan Party or Subsidiary for employees or (b) maintained pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, or other arrangement under which more than one employer makes contributions and to which a Loan Party or Subsidiary is making or accruing an obligation to make contributions or has within the preceding five years made or accrued such contributions.

 

Pledged Collateral – as defined in Section 7.1.1. Pledged Debt – as defined in Section 7.1.1.

Pledged Equity – as defined in Section 7.1.1.

 

Pledged Securities - means any Promissory Notes, stock certificates or other Securities, certificates or Instruments now or hereafter included in the Pledged Collateral, including all Pledged Equity, Pledged Debt and all other certificates, instruments or other documents representing or evidencing any Pledged Collateral.

 

Post-Closing Side Letter – the post-closing side letter as of the date hereof among certain Loan Parties and Agent.

 

Projections – as defined in Section 10.1.1(c).

 

Pro Rata - with respect to any Lender, a percentage (expressed as a decimal, rounded to the third (3rd) decimal place) determined (a) while Commitments are outstanding, by dividing the amount of such Lender’s Commitment by the aggregate amount of all Commitments; and (b) at any other time, by dividing the amount of such Lender’s outstanding Loans and LC Obligations (under clauses (a) and (b) of the definition thereof) by the aggregate amount of all outstanding Loans and LC Obligations (under clauses (a) and (b) of the definition thereof).

 

Pro Forma Basis - with respect to compliance with any test or covenant or calculation of any ratio hereunder, the determination or calculation of such test, covenant or ratio (including in connection with Specified Transactions) in accordance with Section 1.5.

 

Property - any interest in any kind of property or asset, whether real, personal or mixed, or tangible or intangible.

 

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Protective Advances - as defined in Section 2.1.6.

 

Qualified ECP Loan Party - in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Loan Party that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time the relevant guarantee or grant of the relevant security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or such other Person as constitutes an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and can cause another Person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time by entering into a keepwell under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

 

RBS - RBS Citizens Business Capital, a division of RBS Asset Finance, Inc., a New York corporation, a subsidiary of RBS Citizens, N.A.

 

Real Property - collectively, all right, title and interest (including any leasehold, mineral or other estate) in and to any and all parcels of or interests in real property owned or leased by any Person, whether by lease, license or other means, together with, in each case, all easements, hereditaments and appurtenances relating thereto, all improvements and appurtenant fixtures and equipment, all general intangibles and contract rights and other property and rights incidental to the ownership, lease or operation thereof.

 

Recapitalization Transactions - (a) retiring by (x) exchanging for equity interests of Parent, (y) repaying through the net cash proceeds of one or more equity offerings by Parent or

(z) setting aside a sufficient amount of cash to redeem at maturity, at least 90% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Parent’s Existing Series A Notes and Existing Series B Notes,

(b) amending and restating that certain Amended and Restated Contribution and Deferral Agreement, dated as of July 22, 2011, among YRC, Holland, New Penn and Reddaway, collectively as primary obligors, the Trustees for the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund, the Wilmington Trust Company, as agent, and the other funds party thereto, to, among other changes, release all collateral currently securing such indebtedness (other than first lien real estate collateral constituting Excluded Property) and extend the maturity to December 31, 2019 and (c) refinancing, redeeming, defeasing or otherwise paying in full in cash (or depositing such amount with the trustee thereof) all of Parent’s Existing 6% Senior Notes.

 

Receivables Assets - (a) any Accounts owed to Parent or a Restricted Subsidiary subject to a Receivables Facility and the proceeds thereof and (b) all Accounts, all contracts and contract rights, guarantees or other obligations in respect of such Accounts, all records with respect to such Accounts and any other assets customarily transferred together with Accounts in connection with a non-recourse accounts receivable factoring arrangement, except for Standard Receivables Undertakings, assigned or otherwise transferred or pledged by Parent in connection with a Receivables Facility.

 

Receivables Facility - an arrangement between Parent or a Restricted Subsidiary and another Person pursuant to which (a) Parent or such Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable, sells (directly or indirectly) in the Ordinary Course of Business to such Person Accounts owing from by customers, together with Receivables Assets related thereto, (b) the obligations of Parent or such Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable, thereunder are non-recourse (except for Receivables Purchase Obligations) to Parent and such Restricted Subsidiary and (c) the financing terms,

 

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covenants, termination events and other provisions thereof shall be on market terms (as determined in good faith by Parent) and may include Standard Receivables Undertakings.

 

Receivables Purchase Obligation - any obligation of Parent or a Restricted Subsidiary in respect of Receivables Assets in a Receivables Facility to purchase Receivables Assets arising as a result of a breach of a representation, warranty or covenant otherwise, including as a result of receive or portion thereof becoming subject to any asserted defense, dispute, offset or counterclaim of any kind as a result of any action taken by, any failure to take action by or any other event relating to such party.

 

Receivables SPV - YRCW Receivables LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. Reddaway - as defined in the preamble to this Agreement.

Refinancing Transactions - the repayment of all amounts due or outstanding under or in respect of, and the termination of, the Existing Term Facility and the Existing ABL Facility, the release of all cash and other amounts restricted under or by the Existing Term Facility and the Existing ABL Facility and the termination and release of any and all commitments, security interests and guaranties in connection therewith on the Closing Date.

 

Register – as defined in Section 13.3.3. Reimbursement Date - as defined in Section 2.3.2.

Relevant Governmental Body - means the Federal Reserve Board and/or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board and/or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or any successor thereto.

 

Release - any release, spill, emission, leaking, dumping, injection, pouring, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, leaching or migration into or through the environment.

 

Report - as defined in Section 12.2.3.

 

Reportable Event - any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, other than events for which the thirty (30) day notice period has been waived with respect to a Plan.

 

Required Lenders - subject to Section 4.2, (a) Lenders holding in excess of fifty-one percent (51%) of the Commitments; or (b) if the Commitments have terminated, Lenders holding Facility Exposure in excess fifty-one percent (51%) of the aggregate Facility Exposure. For the avoidance of doubt, no Defaulting Lender shall be included in the calculation of Required Lenders.

 

Resignation Effective Date - as defined in Section 12.8.1.

 

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

 

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Responsible Officer - the chief executive officer, president, vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer, director of treasury or other similar officer of a Loan Party and, as to any document delivered on the Closing Date, any secretary or assistant secretary of such Loan Party. Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed by the recipient of such document to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed by the recipient of such document to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party.

 

Restated Term Debt Agreementas defined in Amendment No. 5.that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of September 11, 2019, by and among the Loan Parties, Cortland Products Corp. (n/k/a Alter Domus Products Corp.) and the lenders party thereto, as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 7, 2020, as further amended by that certain Amendment No. 2 to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of July 7, 2020, and as further amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with this Agreement and the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement.

 

Restricted Payment - any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interest of Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, defeasance, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such Equity Interest of Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary, or on account of any return of capital to Parent’s or a Restricted Subsidiary’s stockholders, partners or members (or the equivalent Persons thereof).

 

Restricted Subsidiary - any Subsidiary of Parent other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

The Restricted Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date are identified on Schedule 9.1.11.

 

Rolling Stock - any railroad car, locomotive, stacktrain or other rolling stock, or accessories used on such railroad cars, locomotives or other rolling stock (including superstructures and racks); provided, that Rolling Stock shall exclude Tractor Trailers.

 

Sale and Leaseback Transaction - shall mean any arrangement, directly or indirectly, whereby a seller or transferor shall sell or otherwise transfer any real or personal property and then or thereafter lease, or repurchase under an extended purchase contract, conditional sales or other title retention agreement, the same property.

 

S&P - Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., and its successors.

 

SEC - the Securities and Exchange Commission or any Governmental Authority that is the successor thereto.

 

Second Amendment Effective Date – June 28, 2016.

 

Secured Parties - Agent, Issuing Bank, Lenders and Bank Product Providers.

 

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Security Documents – the Vehicle Collateral Agreement, the Vehicle Custodial Administration Agreement, any Guaranty, Mortgages, Deposit Account Control Agreements and all Loan Documents, Grants of Security Interest, instruments and agreements now or hereafter securing (or given with the intent to secure) any Obligations.

 

Security – means a “security” as such term is defined in Article 8 of the UCC and, in any event, shall include any stock, shares, partnership interests, voting trust certificates, certificates of interest or participation in any profit sharing agreement or arrangement, options, warrants, bonds, debentures, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness, secured or unsecured, convertible, subordinated or otherwise, or in general any instruments commonly known as “securities” or any certificates of interest, shares or participations in temporary or interim certificates for the purchase or acquisition of, or any right to subscribe to, purchase or acquire, any of the foregoing.

 

Security Interest – as defined in Section 7.1.27.1.2.

 

SOFR - with respect to any day means the secured overnight financing rate published for such day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as the administrator of the benchmark, (or a successor administrator) on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website.

 

Solvent - as to Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis on any date of determination, (a) the fair value of the assets of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis (on a going concern basis), exceeds, on a consolidated basis, their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise; (b) the present fair saleable value (on a going concern basis) of the property of Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, is greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability, on a consolidated basis, of their debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured in the ordinary course of business; (c) Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are able to pay their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such liabilities become absolute and matured; and (d) Parent and Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are not engaged in, and are not about to engage in, business for which they have unreasonably small capital.

 

Specified Event of Default - any Event of Default under Section 11.1(a), 11.1(b) (solely to the extent arising from a material breach of any certification, representation or warranty made or deemed made by Administrative Borrower in any Borrowing Base Certificate), 11.1(c) (solely to the extent arising with respect to a breach of Section 8.l, 8.3, 10.1.10 or 10.2.10 (during a Financial Covenant Trigger Period)), 11.1(f) (solely to the extent arising from a payment default or acceleration under any such document, instrument or agreement), 11.1(i) or 11.1(j).

 

Specified Pension Fund Obligations - the payment obligations due from Parent and/or its applicable Subsidiaries to the Pension Fund Entities under the terms and conditions of the Contribution Deferral Agreement.

 

Specified Transaction - any Investment that results in a Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary, any Permitted Acquisition, any Disposition that results in a Restricted Subsidiary ceasing to be a Subsidiary of Parent, any Investment constituting an acquisition of assets constituting a business unit, line of business or division of another Person or

 

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any Disposition of a business unit, line of business or division of Parent or a Restricted Subsidiary, in each case consummated after the Closing Date and whether by merger, consolidation, amalgamation or otherwise, and any incurrence or repayment of Debt or Restricted Payment, in each case, that by the terms of this Agreement requires a financial ratio or test to be calculated on a “Pro Forma Basis”.

 

Standard Receivables Undertakings - representations, warranties, covenants, guarantees and indemnities entered into by Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary, which Parent has determined in good faith to be customary in a Receivables Facility, it being understood that any Receivables Repurchase Obligation shall be deemed to be a non-credit related recourse accounts receivable factoring arrangement.

 

Subordinated Debt - Debt incurred by a Loan Party that is expressly subordinate and junior in right of payment to Full Payment of the Obligations (for greater certainty, not including the Term Debt, the UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness or the UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness).

 

Subsidiary - any entity at least fifty percent (50%) of whose voting securities or Equity Interests is owned by a Loan Party or any combination of Loan Parties (including indirect ownership by a Loan Party through other entities in which any Loan Party directly or indirectly owns fifty percent (50%) of the voting securities or Equity Interests).

 

Successor Parent – as defined in Section 10.2.4(d).

 

Supermajority Lenders – subject to Section 4.2 (a) Lenders holding in excess of sixty-six and two thirds percent (66 2/3%) of the aggregate Commitments; and (b) the Commitments have terminated, at least two Lenders holding Facility Exposure in excess of sixty-six and two thirds percent (66 2/3%) of the aggregate Facility Exposure. For the avoidance of doubt, no Defaulting Lender shall be included in the calculation of Supermajority Lenders.

 

Swap Obligation - 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.

 

Tax or Taxes - any taxes, levies, imposts, duties, fees, assessments, deductions, withholdings or other charges in the nature of taxes imposed by any Governmental Authority, including income, receipts, excise, property, sales, use, transfer, license, payroll, withholding, social security, franchise, intangibles, stamp or recording taxes, and all interest, penalties and similar liabilities relating thereto.

 

Term AgentAlter Domus Products Corp. (f/k/a Cortland Products Corp.), as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent under the Term Debt Agreement, any affiliate thereof, or successor or replacement thereto (subject to the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement).

 

Term Debt Agreement - that certain Credit Agreement by and among Parent, the guarantorsother Loan Parties party thereto, Term Agent, and the lenders from time to time party thereto, dated as of February ,13, 2014, as amended, restated, restated, amended and restated, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with the Term

 

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Debt Intercreditor Agreement; provided, that, on and after Amendment No. 5, for purposes of this Agreement other than Section 6.1 hereof, the Restated Term Debt Agreement shall constitute the Term Debt Agreement.

 

Term Debt - Debt and all other obligations outstanding under or secured by the Term Debt Documents (including, for the avoidance of doubt, Term Refinancing Debt and Incremental Term Loans (as defined in the Term Debt Agreement)) and, in each case, all Permitted Refinancings thereof.

 

Term Debt Documents - the Term Debt Agreement and the “Loan Documents” as defined therein.

 

Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement - that certain intercreditor agreement,Amended and Restated Intercreditor Agreement dated as of even date hereof, between Agent andthe Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, among the Agent, the Term Agent as acknowledged by, the UST Tranche A Agent, the UST Tranche B Agent and the Loan Parties, asand as the same may be further amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified in accordance with the terms thereofmodified, supplemented, extended, renewed, restructured, waived or replaced from time to time.

 

Term Debt Refinancing Amendment – as defined in Amendment No. 5.

 

Term Priority Collateral - as definedshall have the meaning assigned to the term “Non-UST Tranche B Term Priority Collateral” in the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement.

 

Term Refinancing Amendment - an amendment to the Term Debt Agreement executed by each of (a) Parent, (b) Term Agent, (c) each additional lender under the Term Debt Agreement that will make an Other Term Loan (as defined in the Term Debt Agreement) pursuant to such Term Refinancing Amendment and (d) each existing lender under the Term Debt Agreement that agrees to provide any portion of the Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (as defined in the Term Debt Agreement) being incurred pursuant thereto, in accordance with Section 2.18 of the Term Debt Agreement. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or this definition to the contrary, the Term Debt Refinancing Amendment constitutes a Term Refinancing Amendment.

 

Term Refinancing Debt - Permitted Additional Debt or Indebtedness incurred pursuant to a Term Refinancing Amendment, in each case, issued, incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Debt) in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, restructure or refinance, in whole or part, existing Term Debt (including any successive Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (as defined in the Term Debt Agreement as in effect on the date hereof).

 

Term SOFR - means the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.

 

Test Period - for any date of determination, the most recent period as of such date of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters for which financial statements have been delivered (or were required to have been delivered) pursuant to Section 10.1.1(a) or 10.1.1(b), as applicable.

 

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Threshold Amount - $30,000,000.

 

Total Leverage Ratio - as of any date of determination calculated on a Pro Forma Basis, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Debt as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the Test Period ending on such date of determination.

 

Tractor Trailers - shall mean any vehicle, truck, tractor, trailer, tank trailer or other trailer or similar vehicle or other trailer.

 

Trademark License - any written agreement, now or hereafter in effect, granting to any third party any right to use any Trademark now or hereafter owned by any Loan Party material to the operation of the business of any Loan Party or that any Loan Party otherwise has the right to license material to the operation of the business of any Loan Party, or granting to any Loan Party any right to use any Trademark now or hereafter owned by any third party, and all rights of any Loan Party under any such agreement.

 

Trademarks - all of the following now owned or hereafter acquired by any Loan Party:

(a) all Trademarks, service marks, trade names, corporate names, company names, business names, fictitious business names, trade styles, trade dress, logos, other source or business identifiers, designs and general intangibles of like nature, the goodwill of the business symbolized thereby or associated therewith, all registrations and recordings thereof, and all registration and recording applications filed in connection therewith, including registrations and registration applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office or any similar offices in any State of the United States or any other country or any political subdivision thereof, and all extensions or renewals thereof, including those listed on Schedule 1.1(i), (b) all rights and privileges arising under Applicable Law with respect to such Loan Party’s use of any Trademarks, (c) all reissues, continuations, extensions and renewals thereof and amendments thereto, (d) all income, fees, royalties, damages and payments now and hereafter due and/or payable with respect to any of the foregoing, including damages, claims and payments for past, present or future infringements thereof, (e) all rights corresponding thereto throughout the world and (f) rights to sue for past, present and future infringements or dilutions thereof or other injuries thereto.

 

Transaction Expenses - any costs, fees or expenses incurred or paid by Parent and its Subsidiaries in connection with the Transactions (including costs and bonuses associated with the IBT Transactions and, for the avoidance of doubt, any costs, fees or expenses under the Contribution Deferral Agreement in connection with the closing of the second amendment and restatement thereof), this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

 

Transactions - collectively, (a) the consummation of the IBT Transactions, (b) the consummation of the Recapitalization Transactions, (c) the execution and delivery by Loan Parties of the Loan Documents to which they are a party and the making of the Loans hereunder on the Closing Date, (d) the execution and delivery by Parent and its Subsidiaries party thereto of the Term Debt Documents and the funding under the Term Debt on the Closing Date, (e) the execution and delivery by Parent and its Subsidiaries party thereto of the Contribution Deferral Agreement on January 31, 2014, (f) the performance by Parent of its obligations under the December 2013 Stock Purchase Agreements, December 2013 Exchange Agreements and the

 

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December 2013 Registration Rights Agreement, (g) the consummation of the Refinancing Transactions, and (h) the payment of the Transaction Expenses.

 

Transferee - any actual or potential Eligible Assignee, Participant or other Person acquiring an interest in any Obligations.

 

Treasury - means the United States Department of the Treasury.

 

Treasury Equity - means the 15,943,753 shares of Common Stock of Parent issued and delivered pursuant to the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation, directly or indirectly, to the United States federal government or any Governmental Authority on behalf thereof (including, in each case, any agent, trust or Person on behalf thereof, including, for the avoidance of doubt, any voting trust and the trustee thereof created to hold the Treasury Equity for the benefit of the United States federal government or any other Governmental Authority).

 

Treasury Equity Documents – means Share Issuance Agreement, dated as of June 30, 2020, between the Parent and the Treasury, (ii) the Voting Trust Agreement, by and among Parent, Treasury and the trustee thereunder to be entered into on or before the Treasury Equity Issuance and having the terms set forth in the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation and (iii) the Registration Rights Agreement, by and between Parent and Treasury to be entered into on or before the Treasury Equity Issuance and having the terms set forth in the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation.

 

Treasury Equity Issuance - the issuance of Treasury Equity in connection with the Amendment No. 6 Transactions, and which Treasury Equity shall be equal to 42% of the Parent’s Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to such issuance, including any shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion, exchange or exercise of any outstanding security convertible, exchangeable or exercisable into shares of Common Stock (including any warrants, rights or options to purchase or other arrangements or rights to acquire shares of Common Stock) (“fully diluted Common Stock outstanding”) and 29.58% of fully diluted Common Stock outstanding on a pro forma basis reflecting the Treasury Equity Issuance.

 

Type - any type of a Loan (i.e., Base Rate Loan or LIBOR Loan) that has the same interest option and, in the case of LIBOR Loans, the same Interest Period.

 

UCC - the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of New York or, when the laws of any other jurisdiction govern the perfection or enforcement of any Lien, the Uniform Commercial Code of such jurisdiction.

 

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

 

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

 

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Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement - means the Benchmark Replacement excluding the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.

 

Unaudited Financial Statement - the unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related statements of operations and cash flows of Parent and its consolidated Subsidiaries as at the end of and for the Fiscal Quarters ended September 30, 2013.

 

Unused Line Fee Percentage - for any day, a percentage per annum equal to (a) initially, 0.250% per annum; and (b) following March 31, 2014, the following percentages per annum of the Commitments based upon the Average Revolver Usage for the immediately preceding calendar month:

 

Average Revolver UsageUnused Line Fee Percentage Less than 50%0.375%

Greater than or equal to 50%0.250%

 

UCC - the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of New York or, when the laws of any other jurisdiction govern the perfection or enforcement of any Lien, the Uniform Commercial Code of such jurisdiction.

 

Unrestricted Subsidiary – any Subsidiary of Parent designated by the Board of Directors of Parent as an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 10.1.14. The Unrestricted Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date are identified on Schedule 9.1.11.

 

U.S. Lender – as defined in Section 5.11.1(b). USCO – means the U.S. Copyright Office.

USPTO – means the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 

UST Only Collateral - collectively, the UST Tranche A Only Collateral and the UST Tranche B Only Collateral.

 

UST Priority Accounts – means, collectively, the UST Tranche A Only Collateral and the UST Tranche B Priority Account.

 

UST Tranche A Agent - as the context may require, The Bank of New York Mellon, in its capacity as administrative agent and as collateral agent under the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation, such agents collectively or any permitted successor or assignee administrative agent or collateral agent under the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation.

 

UST Tranche A Credit Agreement - that certain UST Tranche A Term Loan Credit Agreement dated as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, among the Parent, the other Subsidiaries of the Parent party thereto, the lenders party thereto and the UST Tranche A Agent, and as the same may be further amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed, restructured, refunded, replaced or refinanced from time to time in one or more agreements (in

 

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each case with the same or new lenders, institutional investors or agents and resulting in a financing that constitutes (or that would constitute if incurred as a new financing) a Permitted Refinancing of the UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness), including any agreement extending the maturity thereof or otherwise restructuring all or any portion of the Debt thereunder or increasing the amount loaned or issued thereunder or altering the maturity thereof), in each case as and to the extent permitted by this Agreement and the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement.

 

UST Tranche A Facility - the credit facility made available to the Parent pursuant to the UST Tranche A Credit Agreement.

 

UST Tranche A Facility Documentation - the UST Tranche A Credit Agreement and all security agreements, guarantees, pledge agreements and other agreements or instruments executed in connection therewith and including all “Loan Documents” (as defined in the UST Tranche A Credit Agreement) or similar term.

 

UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness – Debt and all other obligations of the Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary outstanding under or secured by the UST Tranche A Facility Documentation (including, for the avoidance of doubt, UST Tranche A Refinancing Debt), and in each case, all Permitted Refinancings thereof.

 

UST Tranche A Only Collateral - shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement.

 

UST Tranche A Refinancing Amendment - an amendment to the UST Tranche A Facility Agreement executed by each of (a) Parent, (b) UST Tranche A Agent, (c) each additional lender under the UST Tranche A Facility Agreement that will make an Other Term Loan (as defined in the UST Tranche A Credit Agreement) pursuant to such UST Tranche A Refinancing Amendment and (d) each existing lender under the UST Tranche A Credit Agreement that agrees to provide any portion of the Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (as defined in the UST Tranche A Credit Agreement) being incurred pursuant thereto, in accordance with Section 2.18 of the UST Tranche A Credit Agreement.

 

UST Tranche A Refinancing Debt - Permitted Additional Debt or Debt incurred pursuant to a UST Tranche A Refinancing Amendment, in each case, issued, incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Debt) in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, restructure or refinance, in whole or part, existing UST Tranche A Facility Indebtedness (including any successive Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (as defined in the UST Tranche A Facility Agreement as in effect on the date hereof)).

 

UST Tranche A Secured Parties - shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement.

 

UST Tranche B Agent - shall mean, as the context may require, The Bank of New York Mellon, in its capacity as administrative agent and as collateral agent under the UST Tranche B Facility Documentation, such agents collectively or any permitted successor or assignee administrative agent or collateral agent under the UST Tranche B Facility Documentation.

 

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UST Tranche B Credit Agreement - shall mean that certain UST Tranche B Term Loan Credit Agreement dated as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, among the Parent, the other Subsidiaries of the Parent party thereto, the lenders party thereto and the UST Tranche B Agent, and as the same may be further amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed, restructured, refunded, replaced or refinanced from time to time in one or more agreements (in each case with the same or new lenders, institutional investors or agents and resulting in a financing that constitutes (or that would constitute if incurred as a new financing) a Permitted Refinancing of the UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness), including any agreement extending the maturity thereof or otherwise restructuring all or any portion of the Debt thereunder or increasing the amount loaned or issued thereunder or altering the maturity thereof), in each case as and to the extent permitted by this Agreement and the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement.

 

UST Tranche B Facility - shall mean the credit facility made available to the Parent pursuant to the UST Tranche B Credit Agreement.

 

UST Tranche B Facility Documentation - shall mean the UST Tranche B Credit Agreement and all security agreements, guarantees, pledge agreements and other agreements or instruments executed in connection therewith and including all “Loan Documents” (as defined in the UST Tranche B Credit Agreement) or similar term.

 

UST Tranche B Facility Indebtedness Debt and all other obligations of the Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary outstanding under or secured by the UST Tranche B Facility Documentation (including, for the avoidance of doubt, UST Tranche B Refinancing Debt), and in each case, all Permitted Refinancings thereof.

 

UST Tranche B Only Collateral - shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement.

 

UST Tranche B Priority Account - shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement.

 

UST Tranche B Secured Parties - shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Term Debt Intercreditor Agreement.

 

UST Tranche B Refinancing Amendment - an amendment to the UST Tranche B Facility Agreement executed by each of (a) Parent, (b) UST Tranche B Agent, (c) each additional lender under the UST Tranche B Facility Agreement that will make an Other Term Loan (as defined in the UST Tranche B Credit Agreement) pursuant to such UST Tranche B Refinancing Amendment and (d) each existing lender under the UST Tranche B Credit Agreement that agrees to provide any portion of the Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (as defined in the UST Tranche B Credit Agreement) being incurred pursuant thereto, in accordance with Section 2.18 of the UST Tranche B Credit Agreement.

 

UST Tranche B Refinancing Debt - Permitted Additional Debt or Debt incurred pursuant to a UST Tranche B Refinancing Amendment, in each case, issued, incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Debt) in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, restructure or refinance, in whole or part, existing UST Tranche B

 

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Facility Indebtedness (including any successive Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (as defined in the UST Tranche B Facility Agreement as in effect on the date hereof)).

 

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate – as defined in Section 5.11.1(a).

 

Vehicle Collateral Agreement – the security and collateral agency agreementAmended and Restated Security and Collateral Agency Agreement, dated as of the date hereofAmendment No. 6 Effective Date, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented, replaced, or otherwise modified from time to time, among Cortland Products Corp. (as successor to Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch), as collateral agent, Term Agent, as term loan representative, Agent, as ABL representative, UST Tranche A Agent, as UST tranche A representative, UST Tranche B Agent, as UST tranche B representative and Loan Parties.

 

Vehicle Custodial Administration Agreement - the custodial administration agreementAmended and Restated Custodial Administration Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented, replaced, or otherwise modified from time to time, among Parent, the Subsidiaries of Parent from time to time party thereto, Vintek, Inc., as custodial administrator (or any successor or replacement thereto, including in connection with a replacement of such agreement), Term Agent, UST Tranche A Agent, UST Tranche B Agent, Agent and Cortland Products Corp. (as successor to Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch), as collateral agent under the Vehicle Collateral Agreement.

 

Weighted Average Life to Maturity - when applied to any Debt at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing: (i) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (a) the amount of each then remaining scheduled installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required scheduled payments of principal, including payment at final scheduled maturity, in respect thereof, by (b) the number of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between such date and the making of such payment; by (ii) the then outstanding principal amount of such Debt; provided, that for purposes of determining the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any Debt that is being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced, restructured or extended (the “Applicable Debt”), the effects of any amortization of or prepayments made on such Applicable Debt prior to the date of the applicable modification, refinancing, restructuring, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension shall be disregarded.

 

wholly owned - with respect to a Subsidiary of a Person, a Subsidiary of such Person all of the outstanding Equity Interests of which (other than (x) director’s qualifying shares and (y) shares issued to foreign nationals to the extent required by applicable Law) are owned by such Person and/or by one or more wholly owned Subsidiaries of such Person.

 

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.

 

Write-Down and Conversion Powers - means, (a) with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule, and (b) with respect

 

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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.

 

YRC - as defined in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

 

1.2

Terms  Defined in UCC.Capitalized terms used in this Agreement and not

otherwise defined herein but defined in the UCC shall have the meanings specified therefor in the UCC.

 

 

1.3

Accounting Terms. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein or in

any other Loan Document, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made, (a) without giving effect to any election under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 159 or Accounting Standards Codification 825-10-25 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Debt or other liabilities of Parent or any Restricted Subsidiaries at “fair value”, as defined therein; (b) without giving effect to any treatment of Debt in respect of convertible debt instruments under Accounting Standards Codification 470-20 and/or Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 150 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any such Debt in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Debt shall at all times be valued at the full stated principal amount thereof; and

(c) treating Unrestricted Subsidiaries as if they were not consolidated with Parent or any Restricted Subsidiary and otherwise eliminating all accounts of Unrestricted Subsidiaries. Furthermore, unless Administrative Borrower elects otherwise, notwithstanding any other provision contained herein or in any other Loan Document, for all purposes under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including negative covenants, financials covenants and component definitions, operating leases and Capitalized Leases will be deemed to be treated in a manner consistent with their current treatment under GAAP as in effect on the Closing Date, notwithstanding any modifications or interpretive changes thereto that may occur thereafter. For the avoidance of doubt, the principal amount of any non-interest bearing Debt or other discount security constituting Debt at any date shall be the principal amount thereof that would be shown on a balance sheet of Parent dated such date prepared in accordance with GAAP, except as expressly set forth in clauses (a) and (b) of this Section 1.3.

 

 

1.4

Certain  Matters of Construction.The terms “herein,” “hereof,” “hereunder”

and other words of similar import refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular section, paragraph or subdivision.  Any pronoun used shall be deemed to cover all genders.  In the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, “from” means “from and including,” and “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding.” The terms “including” and “include” shall mean “including, without limitation” and, for purposes of each Loan Document, the parties agree that the rule of ejusdem generis shall not be applicable to limit any provision.    Section  titles  appear  as  a  matter  of  convenience  only  and  shall  not  affect the

 

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interpretation of any Loan Document. All references to (a) laws or statutes include all related rules, regulations, interpretations, amendments and successor provisions; (b) any document, instrument or agreement include any amendments, waivers and other modifications, extensions, refinancings, replacements, restructuring or renewals (solely to the extent applicable, to the extent permitted by the Loan Documents and subject, in any event, to the definition of Permitted Refinancings as applicable); (c) any section mean, unless the context otherwise requires, a section of this Agreement; (d) any exhibits or schedules mean, unless the context otherwise requires, exhibits and schedules attached hereto, which are hereby incorporated by reference; (e) any Person includes successors and permitted assigns; or (f) time of day means time of day in New York, New York. All certifications to be made hereunder by an officer or representative of a Loan Party shall be made by such a Person in his or her capacity solely as an officer or representative of such Loan Party, on such Loan Party’s behalf and not in such Person’s individual capacity. Any financial ratios required to be maintained by Parent pursuant to this Agreement (or required to be satisfied in order for a specific action to be permitted under this Agreement) shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number). All calculations of fundings of Loans, issuances of Letters of Credit and payments of Obligations shall be in Dollars and, unless the context otherwise requires, all determinations (including calculations of Borrowing Base and financial covenants) made from time to time under the Loan Documents shall be made in light of the circumstances existing at such time. Borrowing Base calculations shall be consistent with historical methods of valuation and calculation, and otherwise reasonably satisfactory to Agent in its Permitted Discretion (and not necessarily calculated in accordance with GAAP). When the performance of any covenant, duty or obligation under any Loan Document is stated to be required on a day which is not a Business Day, the date of such performance shall extend to the immediately succeeding Business Day. No provision of any Loan Documents shall be construed against any party by reason of such party having, or being deemed to have, drafted the provision. Whenever the phrase “to the best knowledge” of any Loan Party or words of similar import are used in any Loan Documents, it means “Knowledge,” as defined herein. For purposes of determining compliance with any one of Sections 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.2.3, 10.2.5, 10.2.6, 10.2.8, 10.2.9 and 10.2.13, in the event that any Lien, Investment, Debt, Disposition, Restricted Payment, affiliate transaction, Contractual Obligation or prepayment of Debt meets the criteria of more than one of the categories of transactions permitted pursuant to any clause of such Section, such transaction (or portion thereof) at any time shall be permitted under one or more of such clauses as determined by Administrative Borrower (and Administrative Borrower shall be entitled to redesignate use of any such clauses from time to time) in its sole discretion at such time. For purposes of determining the Total Leverage Ratio or Consolidated Fixed Charge Ratio, amounts denominated in a currency other than Dollars will be converted to Dollars at the currency exchange rates used in preparing Parent’s financial statements corresponding to the test period with respect to the applicable date of determination and will, in the case of Debt, reflect the currency translation effects, determined in accordance with GAAP, of Hedging Agreements permitted hereunder for currency exchange risks with respect to the applicable currency in effect on the date of determination of the Dollar equivalent of such Debt. All certifications to be made hereunder by an officer or representative of a Loan Party shall be made by such a Person in his or her capacity solely as an officer or representative of such Loan Party, on