EX-10.1 2 a12-7006_1ex10d1.htm EX-10.1

Exhibit 10.1

 

AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT AND JOINDER AGREEMENT

 

THIS AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT AND JOINDER AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”), dated as of April 10, 2012 is made by and among WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORPORATION, a Florida corporation (“WFS”), WORLD FUEL SERVICES EUROPE, LTD., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United Kingdom (“WFS Europe”), and WORLD FUEL SERVICES (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of Singapore (“WFS Singapore”, and together with WFS and WFS Europe, each a “Borrower” and collectively the “Borrowers”), each of the undersigned GUARANTORS, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., a national banking association organized and existing under the laws of the United States (“Bank of America”), in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders generally (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”), BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SINGAPORE BRANCH (“Bank of America Singapore”), in its capacity as administrative agent for the Singapore Term Loan Facility (in such capacity, the “Singapore Agent”), each of the existing Lenders under the Credit Agreement (defined below) signatory hereto and each of the Persons executing this Amendment as a “Singapore Term Loan Lender” (collectively, the “Joining Lenders”).  Except as expressly provided herein, capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein have the respective meanings ascribed to them in the Credit Agreement, as defined below after giving effect to this Amendment.

 

W I T N E S S E T H:

 

WHEREAS, the Borrowers, Bank of America, as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C-BA Issuer, and the existing Lenders have entered into that Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of September 8, 2010 (as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to Credit Agreement dated July 28, 2011, the “Original Credit Agreement”, and as hereby amended and as from time to time hereafter further amended, modified, supplemented, restated, or amended and restated, the “Credit Agreement”), pursuant to which the Revolving Lenders have made available to the Borrowers a $800 million revolving credit facility with a swing line sublimit and a letter of credit sublimit and the Term Loan Lenders (as defined prior to giving effect to this Amendment) have funded a $250 million term loan facility;

 

WHEREAS, as a condition to making the credit facilities available to the Borrowers the Lenders have required that WFS and certain of its Subsidiaries guarantee payment of the Obligations; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borrowers have requested that the existing Lenders make certain amendments to the Original Credit Agreement, which amendments shall, among other things, (i) permit a $50 million prepayment of the existing term loan to be applied on a non-pro rata basis to certain of the existing Term Loan Lenders (the “Prepayment Lenders”), (ii) provide for a new $50 million term loan facility (the “Singapore Term Loan Facility”) to be funded directly in Singapore by the Joining Lenders, which Joining Lenders are Singapore branches of the Prepayment Lenders and (iii) provide for the Singapore Agent to act as administrative agent with

 



 

respect to fundings, payments, interest rate selections, fees, assignments, participations and notices relating to the Singapore Term Loan Facility; and

 

WHEREAS, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders signatory hereto are willing to effect such amendment on the terms and conditions contained in this Amendment;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and further valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

1.            Amendments to Original Credit Agreement.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Original Credit Agreement (including the exhibits and schedules attached thereto) is hereby amended such that, after giving effect to all such amendments, the Credit Agreement shall read in its entirety as attached hereto as Exhibit A.

 

2.            Joinder of Joining Lenders.  By its execution of this Amendment, each of the Joining Lenders hereby confirms and agrees that, on and after the date this Amendment become effective (the “Second Amendment Effective Date”) , it shall be and become a party to the Credit Agreement as a Lender, and shall have all of the rights and be obligated to perform all of the obligations of a Lender thereunder with respect to the Singapore Term Loan Commitment and its Pro Rata Term Share of the Singapore Term Loan Commitment as identified on Schedule 2.01 attached hereto. Each Joining Lender further (a) represents and warrants that (i) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Amendment and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and to become a Lender under the Credit Agreement, (ii) it meets all requirements of an Eligible Assignee under the Agreement (subject to receipt of such consents as may be required under the Agreement), (iii) from and after the date hereof, it shall be bound by the provisions of the Credit Agreement as a Lender thereunder and shall have the obligations of a Lender thereunder, (iv) it has received a copy of the Credit Agreement, together with copies of the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 6.01 thereof, as applicable, and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into the Credit Agreement on the basis of which it has made such analysis and decision independently and without reliance on the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers or any other Lender or agent, and (v) if it is a Foreign Lender, it has delivered to the Administrative Agent any documentation required to be delivered by it pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, duly completed and executed by such Joining Lender; and (b) agrees that (i) it will, independently and without reliance on the Administrative Agent, or any other Lender, and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under the Loan Documents, and (ii) it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Loan Documents are required to be performed by it as a Lender.  Each Joining Lender hereby agrees that by 1:00 p.m. Singapore time on the Business Day immediately following the Second Amendment Effective Date it shall make available to the Singapore Agent at the Administrative Agent’s Office in Singapore, in Dollars and in immediately available funds, its Pro Rata Term Share of the Singapore Term Loan Facility.

 

3.            Non-Pro Rata Prepayment.  Notwithstanding anything in the Original Credit Agreement to the contrary, by their execution hereof, each of the Term Loan Lenders (as defined

 

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prior to the effectiveness of this Amendment) hereby consents to the application of the Singapore Prepayment, defined below, on a non-pro rata basis, to the prepayment of $12,500,000 of each Prepayment Lender’s outstanding Loans under the Term Loan Facility (as defined prior to giving effect to this Amendment).

 

4.            Schedule 2.01.  Upon the Second Amendment Effective Date, the Commitment of each Lender shall be as set forth on Schedule 2.01 hereto, which replaces in its entirety the existing Schedule 2.01.

 

5.            Effectiveness; Conditions Precedent.  The effectiveness of this Amendment and the amendments to the Credit Agreement herein provided are subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:

 

(a)                                 the Administrative Agent shall have received each of the following documents or instruments in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent:

 

(i)                                     counterparts of this Amendment, duly executed by each Borrower, each Guarantor, the Administrative Agent, the Required Lenders (as constituted prior to giving effect to this Amendment), each Term Loan Lender (as defined prior to giving effect to this Amendment), and each Joining Lender;

 

(ii)                                  a Term Loan Note executed by WFS Singapore in favor of each Singapore Term Loan Lender that has requested a Term Loan Note at least two Business Days prior to the Second Amendment Effective Date;

 

(iii)                               such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan Party as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Amendment and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party or is to be a party;

 

(iv)                              favorable opinions of Chadbourne and Parke LLP, special New York counsel to the Loan Parties and Abraham & Low, Singapore counsel to WFS Singapore, in each case addressed to the Lenders, as to such matters as the Administrative Agent or the Singapore Agent may reasonably request; and

 

(v)                                 such other certificates, instruments and documents as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request.

 

(b)                                 the Administrative Agent shall have received from WFS by not later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern time on the Second Amendment Effective Date, in Dollars, $50,000,000 in immediately available funds (such amount, the “Singapore

 

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Prepayment”), and any break funding amounts due and owing with respect to the Singapore Prepayment; and

 

(c)                                  unless waived by the Administrative Agent, all fees and expenses payable to the Administrative Agent, the Singapore Agent and the Lenders (including the fees and expenses of counsel to the Administrative Agent to the extent invoiced prior to the date hereof) estimated to date shall have been paid in full (without prejudice to final settling of accounts for such fees and expenses).

 

6.            Consent and Confirmation of the Guarantors.  Each of the Guarantors hereby consents, acknowledges and agrees to the amendments set forth herein and hereby confirms and ratifies in all respects the Collateral Documents to which such Guarantor is a party and the Guaranty (including without limitation the continuation of each such Guarantor’s payment and performance obligations thereunder upon and after the effectiveness of this Amendment and the amendments contemplated hereby) and the enforceability of such Collateral Documents and the Guaranty against such Guarantor in accordance with their respective terms and the inclusion of all principal, interest and fees in respect of the Singapore Term Loan Facility as “Obligations” under the Credit Agreement.

 

7.            Representations and Warranties.  In order to induce the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to enter into this Amendment, the Borrowers represent and warrant to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders as follows:

 

(a)                                 The representations and warranties contained in Article V of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date hereof, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date;

 

(b)                                 The Persons appearing as Guarantors on the signature pages to this Agreement constitute all Persons who are required to be Guarantors pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including without limitation all Persons who became Material Subsidiaries or were otherwise required to become Guarantors after the Closing Date, and each of such Persons has become and remains a party to the Guaranty as a Guarantor;

 

(c)                                  This Amendment has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Borrowers and the Guarantors party hereto and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of such parties, except as may be limited by general principles of equity or by the effect of any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar law affecting creditors’ rights generally; and

 

(d)                                 No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

 

8.            Entire Agreement.  This Amendment, together with the Loan Documents (collectively, the “Relevant Documents”), sets forth the entire understanding and agreement of the parties hereto in relation to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior negotiations

 

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and agreements among the parties relating to such subject matter.  No promise, condition, representation or warranty, express or implied, not set forth in the Relevant Documents shall bind any party hereto, and no such party has relied on any such promise, condition, representation or warranty.  Each of the parties hereto acknowledges that, except as otherwise expressly stated in the Relevant Documents, no representations, warranties or commitments, express or implied, have been made by any party to the other in relation to the subject matter hereof or thereof.  None of the terms or conditions of this Amendment may be changed, modified, waived or canceled orally or otherwise, except in writing and in accordance with Section 10.01 of the Credit Agreement.

 

9.            Full Force and Effect of Amendment.  Except as hereby specifically amended, modified or supplemented, the Credit Agreement and all other Loan Documents are hereby confirmed and ratified in all respects and shall be and remain in full force and effect according to their respective terms.

 

10.          Counterparts.  This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original as against any party whose signature appears thereon, and all of which shall together constitute one and the same instrument.  Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by telecopy, facsimile or other electronic transmission (including .pdf) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment.

 

11.          Governing Law.  This Amendment shall in all respects be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York.

 

12.          Enforceability.  Should any one or more of the provisions of this Amendment be determined to be illegal or unenforceable as to one or more of the parties hereto, all other provisions nevertheless shall remain effective and binding on the parties hereto.

 

13.          References.  All references in any of the Loan Documents to the “Credit Agreement” shall mean the Credit Agreement, as amended hereby.

 

14.          Successors and Assigns.  This Amendment shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the Guarantors, the Lenders (including the Joining Lenders) and their respective successors and assignees to the extent such assignees are permitted assignees as provided in Section 10.06 of the Credit Agreement.

 

[Signature pages follow.]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this instrument to be made, executed and delivered by their duly authorized officers as of the day and year first above written.

 

 

BORROWERS:

 

 

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES EUROPE, LTD.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Wade DeClaris

 

Name:

Wade DeClaris

 

Title:

Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Francis Lee Boon Meng

 

Name:

Francis Lee Boon Meng

 

Title:

Managing Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

 

GUARANTORS:

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES EUROPE, LTD.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Wade DeClaris

 

Name:

Wade DeClaris

 

Title:

Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Francis Lee Boon Meng

 

Name:

Francis Lee Boon Meng

 

Title:

Managing Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

DOMESTIC SUBSIDIARIES:

 

 

 

ADVANCE PETROLEUM, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

ASCENT AVIATION GROUP, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

BASEOPS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

KROPP HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

THE HILLER GROUP INCORPORATED

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

VERSANT LOGIX, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

WESTERN PETROLEUM COMPANY

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES CANADA, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES COMPANY, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORPORATE AVIATION SUPPORT SERVICES, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Vice President and Treasurer

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES:

 

 

 

FALMOUTH PETROLEUM LIMITED

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

GIB OIL (UK) LIMITED

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Harry Murphy

 

Name:

Harry Murphy

 

Title:

Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

HENTY OIL LIMITED

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Adrienne Urban

 

Name:

Adrienne Urban

 

Title:

Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

NORDIC CAMP SUPPLY APS

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Richard D. McMichael

 

Name:

Richard D. McMichael

 

Title:

Board Member

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

TRAMP OIL (BRASIL) LTDA.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Ricardo Gômara

 

Name:

Ricardo Gômara

 

Title:

Manager

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES TRADING DMCC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Timothy R. Bingham

 

Name:

Timothy R. Bingham

 

Title:

Manager & Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Roberto Salazar

 

Name:

Roberto Salazar

 

Title:

Vice President

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

LENDERS:

 

 

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as a Revolving Lender, Domestic Term Loan Lender, Swing Line Lender and L/C-BA Issuer

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Jamie Freeman

 

Name:

Jamie Freeman

 

Title:

Senior Vice President

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Revolving Lender, Domestic Term Loan Lender and L/C-BA Issuer

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Shawn Alexander

 

Name:

Shawn Alexander

 

Title:

Vice President

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Revolving Lender and Domestic Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Gregory Roll

 

Name:

Gregory Roll

 

Title:

Sr. Vice President

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

BANK UNITED, as a Domestic Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Charles J. Klank

 

Name:

Charles J. Klank

 

Title:

Senior Vice President

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Revolving Lender and Domestic Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Jose Mazariegos

 

Name:

Jose Mazariegos

 

Title:

Senior Vice President

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC, as a Revolving Lender and Domestic Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ L. Peter Yetman

 

Name:

L. Peter Yetman

 

Title:

Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

TD BANK, N.A., as a Revolving Lender and Domestic Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Vijay Prasad

 

Name:

Vijay Prasad

 

Title:

Senior Vice President

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as a Revolving Lender and Domestic Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ John A. Horst

 

Name:

John A. Horst

 

Title:

Credit Executive

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

CITIBANK, N.A., as a Revolving Lender and a Domestic Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Allen Blankenship

 

Name:

Allen Blankenship

 

Title:

Vice President

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

ISRAEL DISCOUNT BANK OF NEW YORK, as a Revolving Lender and Domestic Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Roger N. Arsham

 

Name:

Roger N. Arsham

 

Title:

Senior Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Christopher Meade

 

Name:

Christopher Meade

 

Title:

Vice President

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

ING BANK N.V. — Dublin Branch, as a Revolving Lender and a Domestic Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Maurice Kenny

 

Name:

Maurice Kenny

 

Title:

Director

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Aidan Neill

 

Name:

Aidan Neill

 

Title:

Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

CITY NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, as a Revolving Lender and a Domestic Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ John Costa

 

Name:

John Costa

 

Title:

SVP

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SINGAPORE BRANCH, as Singapore Agent

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Susana Yen

 

Name:

Susan Yen

 

Title:

Senior Vice President

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SINGAPORE BRANCH, as Singapore Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Edwin Yeoh

 

Name:

Edwin Yeoh

 

Title:

Vice President

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

HONGKONG & SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED, SINGAPORE, as a Singapore Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Willie Tam Kwok Meng

 

Name:

Willie Tam Kwok Meng

 

Title:

Managing Director and Head of Commercial Banking

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC, SINGAPORE BRANCH, as a Singapore Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Junaid Iftikhar

 

Name:

Junaid Iftikhar

 

Title:

Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

 

CITIBANK, N.A. SINGAPORE BRANCH, as a Singapore Term Loan Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Collin Tan

 

Name:

Collin Tan

 

Title:

Managing Director

 

World Fuel Services Corporation

Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement

Signature Page

 



 

EXHIBIT A

TO

AMENDMENT NO. 2 OF CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

Conformed Credit Agreement

 

See attached

 



 

EXHIBIT A to AMENDMENT NO. 2

Composite Credit Agreement    

 

 

Closing Published CUSIP Numbers:

 

Deal:  98147GAA0

Revolver:  98147GAB8

 

THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED

CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

Dated as of September 8, 2010

 

among

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORPORATION,

as Borrowing Agent and a Borrower,

 

WORLD FUEL SERVICES EUROPE, LTD.,

and

WORLD FUEL SERVICES (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD,

each as a Borrower,

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C-BA Issuer,

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SINGAPORE BRANCH,

as Singapore Agent,

 

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Co-Syndication Agent,

 

HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Co-Syndication Agent and L/C-BA Issuer,

 

THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC,

as Documentation Agent

 

and

 

The Other Lenders Party Hereto

 

BANC OF AMERICA SECURITIES LLC,

WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,

and

HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Managers

 

 

 



 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE I.

 

DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1.01

 

Amendment and Restatement

 

1

1.02

 

Defined Terms

 

2

1.03

 

Other Interpretive Provisions

 

33

1.04

 

Accounting Terms

 

34

1.05

 

Rounding

 

35

1.06

 

Times of Day

 

35

1.07

 

Letter of Credit Amounts

 

35

1.08

 

Adjustments for Material Acquisitions and Dispositions

 

35

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE II.

 

THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

 

35

 

 

 

 

 

2.01

 

Loans

 

35

2.02

 

Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans

 

36

2.03

 

Letters of Credit

 

39

2.04

 

Swing Line Loans

 

50

2.05

 

Prepayments

 

53

2.06

 

Termination or Reduction of Commitments

 

56

2.07

 

Repayment of Loans

 

57

2.08

 

Interest

 

58

2.09

 

Fees

 

59

2.10

 

Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Rate

 

60

2.11

 

Evidence of Debt

 

60

2.12

 

Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback

 

61

2.13

 

Sharing of Payments by Lenders

 

63

2.14

 

Increase in Commitments

 

64

2.15

 

Cash Collateral

 

65

2.16

 

Defaulting Lenders

 

66

2.17

 

Joint and Several Obligations

 

68

2.18

 

Borrowing Agent

 

69

 

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ARTICLE III.

 

TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

 

70

 

 

 

 

 

3.01

 

Taxes

 

70

3.02

 

Illegality

 

74

3.03

 

Inability to Determine Rates

 

75

3.04

 

Increased Costs; Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans

 

75

3.05

 

Compensation for Losses

 

77

3.06

 

Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders

 

77

3.07

 

Survival

 

78

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE IV.

 

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS

 

78

 

 

 

 

 

4.01

 

Conditions of Initial Credit Extension

 

78

4.02

 

Conditions to all Credit Extensions

 

80

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE V.

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

81

 

 

 

 

 

5.01

 

Existence, Qualification and Power

 

81

5.02

 

Authorization; No Contravention

 

81

5.03

 

Governmental Authorization; Other Consents

 

82

5.04

 

Binding Effect

 

82

5.05

 

Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect

 

82

5.06

 

Litigation

 

83

5.07

 

No Default

 

83

5.08

 

Ownership of Property; Liens

 

83

5.09

 

Environmental Compliance

 

83

5.10

 

Insurance

 

83

5.11

 

Taxes

 

83

5.12

 

ERISA Compliance

 

84

5.13

 

Subsidiaries; Equity Interests

 

85

5.14

 

Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act

 

85

5.15

 

Disclosure

 

86

5.16

 

Compliance with Laws

 

86

5.17

 

Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc.

 

86

5.18

 

Solvency

 

86

 

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Page

 

 

 

 

 

5.19

 

No Burdensome Agreements

 

86

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VI.

 

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

 

87

 

 

 

 

 

6.01

 

Financial Statements

 

87

6.02

 

Certificates; Other Information

 

88

6.03

 

Notices

 

90

6.04

 

Payment of Obligations

 

90

6.05

 

Preservation of Existence, Etc.

 

90

6.06

 

Maintenance of Properties

 

91

6.07

 

Maintenance of Insurance

 

91

6.08

 

Compliance with Laws

 

91

6.09

 

Books and Records

 

91

6.10

 

Inspection Rights

 

91

6.11

 

Use of Proceeds

 

92

6.12

 

Additional Guarantors

 

92

6.13

 

Compliance with Environmental Laws

 

93

6.14

 

Further Assurances

 

93

6.15

 

Material Contracts

 

93

6.16

 

OFAC/BSA Provision

 

94

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VII.

 

NEGATIVE COVENANTS

 

94

 

 

 

 

 

7.01

 

Liens

 

94

7.02

 

Investments

 

96

7.03

 

Indebtedness

 

97

7.04

 

Fundamental Changes

 

99

7.05

 

Dispositions

 

99

7.06

 

Restricted Payments

 

100

7.07

 

Change in Nature of Business

 

100

7.08

 

Transactions with Affiliates

 

100

7.09

 

Burdensome Agreements

 

100

7.10

 

Use of Proceeds

 

101

7.11

 

Financial Covenants

 

101

 

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Page

 

 

 

 

 

7.12

 

Amendments of Organization Documents

 

101

7.13

 

Inactive Subsidiaries

 

101

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VIII.

 

EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES

 

101

 

 

 

 

 

8.01

 

Events of Default

 

101

8.02

 

Remedies Upon Event of Default

 

104

8.03

 

Application of Funds

 

104

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE IX.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

 

106

 

 

 

 

 

9.01

 

Appointment and Authority

 

106

9.02

 

Rights as a Lender

 

107

9.03

 

Exculpatory Provisions

 

107

9.04

 

Reliance by Administrative Agent

 

108

9.05

 

Delegation of Duties

 

108

9.06

 

Resignation of Administrative Agent

 

108

9.07

 

Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders

 

109

9.08

 

No Other Duties, Etc.

 

110

9.09

 

Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim

 

110

9.10

 

Collateral and Guaranty Matters

 

110

9.11

 

Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements

 

111

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE X.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

111

 

 

 

 

 

10.01

 

Amendments, Etc.

 

111

10.02

 

Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communication

 

114

10.03

 

No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement

 

116

10.04

 

Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver

 

117

10.05

 

Payments Set Aside

 

118

10.06

 

Successors and Assigns

 

119

10.07

 

Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality

 

124

10.08

 

Right of Setoff

 

125

10.09

 

Interest Rate Limitation

 

126

10.10

 

Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness

 

126

10.11

 

Survival of Representations and Warranties

 

126

 

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10.12

 

Severability

 

126

10.13

 

Replacement of Lenders

 

127

10.14

 

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc.

 

128

10.15

 

No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility

 

129

10.16

 

Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents

 

129

10.17

 

USA PATRIOT Act

 

130

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULES

 

 

 

 

 

1.02

 

Existing Letters of Credit

 

 

2.01

 

Commitments; Applicable Revolving Percentages and Pro Rata Term Shares

 

 

5.12(c)

 

Pension Plans

 

 

5.13

 

Subsidiaries and Other Equity Investments; Loan Parties

 

 

7.01

 

Existing Liens

 

 

7.03

 

Existing Indebtedness

 

 

10.02

 

Administrative Agent’s Office, Certain Addresses for Notices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITS

 

 

 

 

 

Form of

 

 

A-1

 

Committed Loan Notice for Revolving Loans and Domestic Term Loans

 

 

A-2

 

Committed Loan Notice for Singapore Term Loans

 

 

B

 

Swing Line Loan Notice

 

 

C

 

Bankers’ Acceptance Request

 

 

D-1

 

Revolving Note

 

 

D-2

 

Domestic Term Loan Note

 

 

D-3

 

Singapore Term Loan Note

 

 

E

 

Compliance Certificate

 

 

F

 

Assignment and Assumption

 

 

G

 

Administrative Questionnaire

 

 

H

 

Guaranty

 

 

I

 

Pledge Agreement

 

 

J

 

Opinion Matters

 

 

 

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THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

This THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is entered into as of September 8, 2010, among WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORPORATION, a Florida corporation (“WFS”), WORLD FUEL SERVICES EUROPE, LTD., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United Kingdom (“WFS Europe”), and WORLD FUEL SERVICES (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the Republic of Singapore (“WFS Singapore”, and together with WFS and WFS Europe, each a “Borrower” and collectively the “Borrowers”), each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”), BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C-BA Issuer, and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SINGAPORE BRANCH, as Singapore Agent.

 

A.            The Borrowers, Bank of America, N.A, as administrative agent, and the lenders party thereto (the “Existing Lenders”) entered into that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of December 21, 2007 (as amended, the “Existing Credit Agreement”).

 

B.            Certain of the Existing Lenders have assigned all of their interests under the Existing Agreement to the Administrative Agent substantially simultaneously with the effectiveness hereof.

 

C.            As further provided herein and upon the terms and conditions contained herein, the Revolving Lenders (as of the Closing Date) and the Administrative Agent have agreed to reallocate the Revolving Commitment and Applicable Revolving Percentages of each of the Revolving Lenders as set forth on Schedule 2.01.

 

D.            The Borrowers have requested that the Existing Credit Agreement be further amended and restated to, among other things, extend and increase the aggregate maximum principal amount of the revolving credit facility and make certain other changes as set forth herein (the “Restatement”), and the Administrative Agent and the Revolving Lenders are willing to make such amendments to the Existing Credit Agreement.

 

In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I.  DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

 

1.01        Amendment and Restatement.  In order to facilitate the Restatement and otherwise to effectuate the desires of the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the Revolving Lenders:

 

(a)           Simultaneously with the date hereof, the parties hereto hereby agree that the Revolving Commitments shall be as set forth in Schedule 2.01 and the portion of Loans (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement shall be reallocated in accordance with such Revolving Commitments and the requisite assignments shall be deemed to be made in such amounts by and between the Revolving Lenders and from each Revolving Lender to each other Revolving Lender, with the same force and effect as if such

 

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assignments were evidenced by applicable Assignment and Assumptions (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) under the Existing Credit Agreement.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 10.06 of the Existing Credit Agreement or Section 10.06 of this Agreement, no other documents or instruments, including any Assignment and Assumption, shall be executed in connection with these assignments (all of which requirements are hereby waived), and such assignments shall be deemed to be made with all applicable representations, warranties and covenants as if evidenced by an Assignment and Assumption.  On the Closing Date, the Revolving Lenders shall make full cash settlement with each other either directly or through the Administrative Agent, as the Administrative Agent may direct or approve, with respect to all assignments, reallocations and other changes in Commitments (as such term is defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) such that after giving effect to such settlements each Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage shall be as set forth on Schedule 2.01.

 

(b)           The Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, and the Revolving Lenders hereby agree that upon the effectiveness of this Agreement, the terms and provisions of the Existing Credit Agreement which in any manner govern or evidence the Obligations, the rights and interests of the Administrative Agent and the Revolving Lenders and any terms, conditions or matters related to any thereof, shall be and hereby are amended and restated in their entirety by the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement, and the terms and provisions of the Existing Credit Agreement, except as otherwise expressly provided herein, shall be superseded by this Agreement.

 

Notwithstanding this amendment and restatement of the Existing Credit Agreement, including anything in this Section 1.01, and in any related “Loan Documents” (as such term is defined in the Existing Credit Agreement and referred to herein, individually or collectively, as the “Existing Loan Documents”), (i) all of the indebtedness, liabilities and obligations owing by any Person under the Existing Credit Agreement and other Existing Loan Documents outstanding as of the Closing Date shall continue as Obligations hereunder, and (ii) neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement and any other Loan Document (as defined herein) nor the consummation of any other transaction contemplated hereunder is intended to constitute a novation of the Existing Credit Agreement or of any of the other Existing Loan Documents or any obligations thereunder outstanding as of the Closing Date.

 

1.02        Defined Terms.  As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

 

80% Guaranty Threshold” has the meaning specified in Section 6.12(b).

 

Acceptance Credit” means a commercial Letter of Credit in which the L/C-BA Issuer engages with the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit to accept a time draft.

 

Acceptance Documents” means such general acceptance agreements, applications, certificates and other documents as the L/C-BA Issuer may require in connection with the creation of L/C Issued BAs.

 

Account Debtor” has the meaning specified for such term in the UCC.

 

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Acquisition” means any transaction or series of related transactions for the purpose of or resulting, directly or indirectly, in (a) the acquisition of all or substantially all of the assets of a Person, or of all or substantially all of any business or division of a Person that is not already a Restricted Subsidiary of such Person, (b) the acquisition of in excess of 50% of the Equity Interests of any Person, or otherwise causing any Person to become a Restricted Subsidiary (other than as a result of the creation of such Person as a Restricted Subsidiary), or (c) a merger or consolidation or any other combination with another Person (other than a Person that is already a Restricted Subsidiary).

 

Administrative Agent” means Bank of America in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent, and, in the case of fundings, payments, interest rate selections, fees, assignments, participations and notices relating to the Singapore Term Loan, the Singapore Agent, in its capacity as administrative agent with respect to the Singapore Term Loan.

 

Administrative Agent’s Office” means the Administrative Agent’s or the Singapore Agent’s, as applicable, address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02, or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify to the Borrowing Agent and the Lenders.

 

Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in substantially the form of Exhibit G or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

Affiliate” means, 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.

 

Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.

 

Aggregate Revolving Commitments” means the Revolving Commitments of all the Revolving Lenders.  As of the Second Amendment Effective Date, the Aggregate Revolving Commitments equal $800,000,000.

 

Agreement” means this Credit Agreement.

 

Applicable Percentage” means (a) in respect of the Domestic Term Loan Facility, with respect to any Domestic Term Loan Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Domestic Term Loan Facility represented by such Domestic Term Loan Lender’s Pro Rata Share at such time, (b) in respect of the Singapore Term Loan Facility, with respect to any Singapore Term Loan Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Singapore Term Loan Facility represented by such Singapore Term Loan Lender’s Pro Rata Share at such time, and (c) in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility, with respect to any Revolving Lender at any time, such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage.  The Applicable Percentage of each Lender as of the Second Amendment Effective Date in respect of each Facility is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable.

 

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Applicable Rate” means, at any time, in respect of the Revolving Facility, the Domestic Term Loan Facility and the Singapore Term Loan Facility, the applicable percentage per annum set forth below determined by reference to the Consolidated Leverage Ratio as set forth in (a) from the Closing Date to the date on which the Administrative Agent receives a Compliance Certificate pursuant to Section 6.02(a) for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2010, the certificate delivered pursuant to Section 4.01(a)(x), and (b) thereafter, the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.02(a):

 

Applicable Rate

 

Pricing
Level

 

Consolidated Leverage
Ratio

 

Commitment
Fee

 

Eurodollar Rate Loans/
Standby Letters of Credit

 

Base Rate
Loans

 

Bankers’
Acceptances

 

1

 

< 1.00:1

 

0.25

%

1.75

%

0.75

%

1.50

%

2

 

> 1.00:1 but < 2.00:1

 

0.25

%

2.00

%

1.00

%

1.75

%

3

 

> 2.00:1 but < 3.00:1

 

0.30

%

2.25

%

1.25

%

2.00

%

4

 

> 3.00:1

 

0.35

%

2.50

%

1.50

%

2.25

%

 

Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the Consolidated Leverage Ratio shall become effective as of the fifth (5th) Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a); provided, however, that (i) if a Compliance Certificate is not delivered when due in accordance with such Section, then, Pricing Level 4 shall apply as of the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date on which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered and in each case shall remain in effect until the date on which such Compliance Certificate is delivered and (ii) from the Closing Date to the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date of delivery of the Compliance Certificate for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2010, Pricing Level 1 shall apply.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this definition, the determination of the Applicable Rate for any period shall be subject to the provisions of Section 2.10(b).

 

Applicable Revolving Percentage” means, with respect to any Revolving Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments represented by such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment at such time.  If the commitment of each Revolving Lender to make Revolving Loans and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02 or if the Aggregate Revolving Commitments have expired, then the Applicable Revolving Percentage of each Revolving Lender shall be determined based on the Applicable Revolving Percentage of such Revolving Lender most recently in effect, giving effect to any subsequent assignments.  The Applicable Revolving Percentage of each Revolving Lender as of the Second Amendment Effective Date is set forth opposite the name of such Revolving Lender on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Revolving Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable.

 

Appropriate Lender” means, at any time, (a) with respect to any Facility, a Lender that has a Commitment with respect to such Facility or holds a Loan under such Facility at such time, (b) with respect to the Letter of Credit Sublimit, (i) the L/C Issuer and (ii) if any Letters of Credit

 

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have been issued pursuant to Section 2.03(a), the Revolving Lenders and (c) with respect to the Swing Line Sublimit, (i) the Swing Line Lender and (ii) if any Swing Line Loans are outstanding pursuant to Section 2.04(a), the Revolving Lenders.

 

Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.

 

Assignee Group” means two or more Eligible Assignees that are Affiliates of one another or two or more Approved Funds managed by the same investment advisor.

 

Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 10.06(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit F or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

Atlantic Fuel Services” means Atlantic Fuel Services, S.R.L., a Costa Rica limited liability company.

 

Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date, (a) in respect of any Capital 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, and (b) in respect of any Synthetic Lease Obligation, the capitalized amount of the remaining lease payments under the relevant lease that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP if such lease were accounted for as a Capital Lease.

 

Audited Financial Statements” means the audited consolidated balance sheet of WFS and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year of WFS and its Subsidiaries, including the notes thereto.

 

Availability Period” means, with respect to the Revolving Facility, the period from and including the Closing Date to the earliest of (a) the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility, (b) the date of termination in full of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06(a), and (c) the date of termination of the commitment of each Revolving Lender to make Revolving Loans and of the obligation of the L/C-BA Issuer to make L/C-BA Credit Extensions pursuant to Section 8.02.

 

BA Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(j).

 

Bank of America” means Bank of America, N.A. and its successors.

 

Bank of America Singapore” means Bank of America, N.A., Singapore Branch, and its successors.

 

Bankers’ Acceptance” or “BA” means a Clean BA or an L/C Issued BA.

 

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Bankers’ Acceptance Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by Bank of America, N.A. as its “bankers’ acceptance rate”.  Any change in such rate announced by Bank of America, N.A. shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.

 

Bankers’ Acceptance Request” means the written request for the issuance of Clean BAs in the form attached hereto as Exhibit C.

 

BAS” means Banc of America Securities LLC.

 

Base Rate” means, for any day, a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1/2 of 1%, (b) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by Bank of America as its “prime rate,” and (c) the Eurodollar Rate plus 1.00%.  The “prime rate” is a rate set by Bank of America based upon various factors including Bank of America’s costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans, which may be priced at, above, or below such announced rate.  Any change in such prime rate announced by Bank of America shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.

 

Base Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at the Base Rate.

 

Base Rate Revolving Loan” means a Revolving Loan that is a Base Rate Loan.

 

BofA Fee Letter” means the letter agreement, dated August 13, 2010, among the Borrowers, Bank of America and BAS.

 

Borrower” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

 

Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

 

Borrowing” means a Revolving Borrowing, a Swing Line Borrowing, the Domestic Term Loan Borrowing or the Singapore Term Loan Borrowing, as the context may require.

 

Borrowing Agent” means WFS in its capacity as Borrowing Agent hereunder pursuant to Section 2.18.

 

Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, the state where the Administrative Agent’s Office is located and, if such day relates to any Eurodollar Rate Loan, means any such day that is also a London Banking Day; provided that when such term is used in connection with the Singapore Term Loan Facility, it shall mean any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or any other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, Singapore or Hong Kong.

 

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Capital Expenditures” means, with respect to any Person for any period, any expenditure in respect of the purchase or other acquisition of any fixed or capital assets in accordance with GAAP.

 

Capital Lease” means a lease that meets one or more of the following criteria: (a) the lease term is greater than 75% of the property’s estimated economic life; (b) the lease contains an option to purchase the property for less than fair market value; (c) ownership of the property is transferred to the lessee at the end of the lease term; or (d) the present value of the lease payments exceeds 90% of the fair market value of the property.

 

Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, L/C-BA Issuer or Swing Line Lender (as applicable) and the Revolving Lenders, as collateral for L/C-BA Obligations, Obligations in respect of Swing Line Loans, or obligations of Revolving Lenders to fund participations in respect of either thereof (as the context may require), cash or deposit account balances or, if the L/C-BA Issuer or Swing Line Lender benefitting from such collateral shall agree in its sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to (a) the Administrative Agent and (b) the L/C-BA Issuer or the Swing Line Lender (as applicable). “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.

 

Cash Management Agreement” means any agreement that is not prohibited by the terms of this Agreement to provide cash management services, including treasury, depository, overdraft, credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer and other cash management arrangements.

 

Cash Management Bank” means any Person that, (a) at the time it enters into a Cash Management Agreement with a Loan Party, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, or (b) at the time it (or its Affiliate) becomes a Lender, is a party to a Cash Management Agreement with a Loan Party, in each case, in its capacity as a party to such Cash Management Agreement.

 

Cayman Holding Company II” means World Fuel Cayman Holding Company II, a Cayman Islands corporation.

 

Change in Law” means 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, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (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 regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.

 

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Change of Control” means an event or series of events by which:

 

(a)                                  any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such person or its subsidiaries, and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan) becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except that a person or group shall be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all securities that such person or group has the right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time (such right, an “option right”)), directly or indirectly, of 35% or more of the equity securities of WFS entitled to vote for members of the board of directors or equivalent governing body of WFS on a fully-diluted basis (and taking into account all such securities that such person or group has the right to acquire pursuant to any option right); or

 

(b)                                 during any period of 12 consecutive months, a majority of the members of the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of WFS cease to be composed of individuals (i) who were members of that board or equivalent governing body on the first day of such period, (ii) whose election or nomination to that board or equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clause (i) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body or (iii) whose election or nomination to that board or other equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clauses (i) and (ii) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body (excluding, in the case of both clause (ii) and clause (iii), any individual whose initial nomination for, or assumption of office as, a member of that board or equivalent governing body occurs as a result of an actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents for the election or removal of one or more directors by any person or group other than a solicitation for the election of one or more directors by or on behalf of the board of directors).

 

Clean Bankers’ Acceptance” or “Clean BA” means a negotiable time draft drawn on and accepted by the L/C-BA Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(a) to finance the purchase of fuel or freight expenses in connection with the shipment of fuel or to finance insurance, port charges or advances on purchases of fuel.

 

Closing Date” means September 8, 2010.

 

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

 

Collateral” means all property of the Loan Parties that is, or is intended under the terms of the Collateral Documents, to be subject to Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties, including without limitation, all Cash Collateral, as collateral security for the Obligations.

 

Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Pledge Agreement (and each Pledge Joinder Agreement), the Notice of Negative Pledge Agreement, any agreement creating or perfecting rights in Cash Collateral posted by or on behalf of the Borrowers pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.15 of this Agreement, and each of the other agreements, instruments,

 

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documents, certificates, or financing statements that creates, perfects or protects, or purports to create, perfect or protect a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties in any Collateral.

 

Commitment” means a Domestic Term Loan Commitment, a Singapore Term Loan Commitment or a Revolving Commitment, as the context may require.

 

Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Borrowing, (b) a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A-1, with respect to Revolving Loans and Domestic Term Loans and in the form of Exhibit A-2, with respect to Singapore Term Loans.

 

Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit E.

 

Consolidated Asset Coverage Amount” means, on any date of measurement, an amount equal to the total of (a) the net book value of all accounts receivable of WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of such date plus (b) the net book value of all inventory of WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of such date plus (c) the net book value of all fixed assets of WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of such date plus (d) the amount, if any, by which the aggregate cash, cash equivalents and short term, liquid marketable investments of WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of such date exceeds $15,000,000.

 

Consolidated Asset Coverage Ratio” means, on any date of measurement the ratio of (a) the Consolidated Asset Coverage Amount as of such date to (b) the sum of (i) Consolidated Funded Indebtedness (excluding the undrawn amount of all standby letters of credit) as of such date plus (ii) sixty-five percent (65%) of accounts payable of WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of such date.

 

Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period, for WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, an amount equal to Consolidated Net Income for such period plus (a) the following to the extent deducted in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) Consolidated Interest Charges for such period, (ii) the provision for Federal, state, local and foreign income taxes payable by WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, (iii) depreciation and amortization expense for such period and (iv) other non-recurring expenses of WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries reducing such Consolidated Net Income which do not represent a cash item in such period or any future period and minus (b) the following to the extent included in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) Federal, state, local and foreign income tax credits of WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period and (ii) all non-cash items increasing Consolidated Net Income for such period; provided, that, (x) any period that includes a Material Acquisition or Material Disposition such calculation shall be subject to the adjustments set forth in Section 1.08 and (y) “Consolidated EBITDA” for any such period shall include the aggregate amount of cash actually distributed by any Unrestricted Subsidiary to WFS or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period.

 

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Consolidated Funded Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination, for WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, the sum of, without duplication, (a) the outstanding principal amount of all obligations, whether current or long-term, for borrowed money (including Loans and L/C-BA Borrowings hereunder) and all obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments, (b) all purchase money Indebtedness, (c) all obligations, direct or contingent arising under standby letters of credit, bankers’ acceptances and bank guaranties, (d) all obligations in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business), (e) Attributable Indebtedness in respect of Capital Leases and Synthetic Lease Obligations, (f) without duplication, all Guarantees with respect to outstanding Indebtedness of the types specified in clauses (a) through (e) above of Persons other than WFS or any Restricted Subsidiary, and (g) all Indebtedness of the types referred to in clauses (a) through (f) above of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which WFS or a Restricted Subsidiary is a general partner or joint venturer, unless such Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to WFS or such Restricted Subsidiary; provided that “Consolidated Funded Indebtedness” shall not include the obligations of WFS with respect to the WFS Working Capital Guarantee.

 

Consolidated Interest Charges” means, for any period, for WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, interest expense in accordance with GAAP.

 

Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of the four prior fiscal quarters ending on such date minus Capital Expenditures for such period to (b) net cash Consolidated Interest Charges for the period of the four prior fiscal quarters ending on such date; provided, that, during any period that includes a Material Acquisition or Material Disposition such calculation shall be subject to the adjustments set forth in Section 1.08.

 

Consolidated Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Funded Indebtedness as of such date to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the period of the four fiscal quarters most recently ended as of such date; provided, that, during any period that includes a Material Acquisition or Material Disposition such calculation shall be subject to the adjustments set forth in Section 1.08.

 

Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, for WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, the net income of WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries (excluding extraordinary gains and extraordinary losses) for that period.

 

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

 

Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise.  “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.

 

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Counterparty” means any financial institution (or any of its affiliates) with which WFS or any of its Subsidiaries purchases and sells fuel and related products and/or enters into Swap Contracts.

 

Credit Extension” means each of the following: (a) a Borrowing and (b) an L/C-BA Credit Extension.

 

Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, judicial management, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief Laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect and affecting the rights of creditors generally.

 

Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.

 

Default Rate” means (a) when used with respect to Obligations other than Letter of Credit Fees and BA Fees, an interest rate equal to (i) the Base Rate plus (ii) the Applicable Rate, if any, applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (iii) 2% per annum; provided, however, that with respect to a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including any Applicable Rate) otherwise applicable to such Loan plus 2% per annum, (b) when used with respect to Letter of Credit Fees, a rate equal to the Applicable Rate plus 2% per annum and (c) when used with respect to BA Fees, a rate equal to the Bankers’ Acceptance Rate plus the Applicable Rate plus 2% per annum.

 

Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.16(b), any Lender that, as determined by the Administrative Agent, (a) has failed to perform any of its funding obligations hereunder,  including in respect of its Loans or, in the case of any Revolving Lender, its participations in respect of Letters of Credit, Bankers’ Acceptances or Swing Line Loans, within three Business Days of the date required to be funded by it hereunder unless (x) such failure has been cured or (y) such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and any Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, (b) has notified any Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any other Lender that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder or has made a public statement to that effect with respect to its funding obligations hereunder or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three Business Days after request by the Administrative Agent, to confirm in a manner satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that it will comply with its funding obligations (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrowing Agent), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, other than via an Undisclosed Administration, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had a

 

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receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or a custodian appointed for it, or (iii) taken any action in furtherance of, or indicated its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment; provided that such Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the control of or any ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender (or any direct or indirect parent company thereof) by a Governmental Authority.

 

Direct Foreign Subsidiary” means a Foreign Subsidiary a majority of whose Voting Securities, or a majority of whose Subsidiary Securities, are directly owned by WFS or a Domestic Subsidiary of WFS that is a Guarantor.

 

Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction) 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; for the avoidance of doubt, “Disposition” shall not include Equity Issuances.

 

Dollar” and “$” mean lawful money of the United States.

 

Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of any political subdivision of the United States.

 

Domestic Term Loan” means an advance made by any Domestic Term Loan Lender under the Domestic Term Loan Facility.

 

Domestic Term Loan Borrowing” means, collectively, the borrowing funded on the First Amendment Effective Date by each of the Domestic Term Loan Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01(a)(i) consisting of simultaneous Domestic Term Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period.

 

Domestic Term Loan Commitment” means,  as to each Domestic Term Loan Lender (as of the Second Amendment Effective Date), its obligation to have made Domestic Term Loans to WFS pursuant to Section 2.01(a)(i) on the First Amendment Effective Date in the principal amount set forth opposite such Domestic Term Loan Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 under the caption “Domestic Term Loan Commitment.”

 

Domestic Term Loan Facility” means the facility described in Section 2.01(a)(i) providing for the making of Domestic Term Loans to WFS by the Domestic Term Loan Lenders initially funded in the aggregate principal amount of $250,000,000 and outstanding in the amount of $200,000,000 immediately after giving effect to the Second Amendment and the application of the Singapore Prepayment (as defined in the Second Amendment).

 

Domestic Term Loan Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that holds Domestic Term Loans at such time.

 

Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Section 10.06(b)(iii), and (v) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 10.06(b)(iii)).

 

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Environmental Laws” means any and all Federal, state, local, and foreign statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses, agreements or governmental restrictions relating to pollution and the protection of the environment or the release of any materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous substances or wastes, air emissions and discharges to waste or public systems.

 

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

 

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

 

Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrants, rights or options for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and all of the other ownership or profit interests in such Person (including partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting, and whether or not such shares, warrants, options, rights or other interests are outstanding on any date of determination.

 

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

 

ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with the Borrowers within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Code).

 

ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) the withdrawal of the Borrowers or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such entity was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by the Borrowers or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or notification that a Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization; (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate, the treatment of a Pension Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041 or 4041A of ERISA; (e) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Pension Plan; (f) any event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or

 

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the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan; (g) the determination that any Pension Plan is considered an at-risk plan or a plan in endangered or critical status within the meaning of Sections 430, 431 and 432 of the Code or Sections 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA; or (h) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon the Borrowers or any ERISA Affiliate.

 

Eurodollar Rate” means:

 

(a)                                  for any Interest Period with respect to a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the rate per annum equal to (i) the British Bankers Association LIBOR Rate (“BBA LIBOR”), as published by Reuters (or such other commercially available source providing quotations of BBA LIBOR as may be designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two London Banking Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, for Dollar deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period or, (ii) if such rate is not available at such time for any reason, the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate at which deposits in Dollars for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period in same day funds in the approximate amount of the Eurodollar Rate Loan being made, continued or converted and with a term equivalent to such Interest Period would be offered by Bank of America’s London Branch to major banks in the London interbank eurodollar market at their request at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two London Banking Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; and

 

(b)                                 for any interest calculation with respect to a Base Rate Loan on any date, the rate per annum equal to (i) BBA LIBOR, at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time determined two London Banking Days prior to such date for Dollar deposits being delivered in the London interbank market for a term of one month commencing that day or (ii) if such published rate is not available at such time for any reason, the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate at which deposits in Dollars for delivery on the date of determination in same day funds in the approximate amount of the Base Rate Loan being made or maintained and with a term equal to one month would be offered by Bank of America’s London Branch to major banks in the London interbank Eurodollar market at their request at the date and time of determination.

 

Eurodollar Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on clause (a) of the definition of “Eurodollar Rate.”

 

Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.

 

Excluded Taxes” means, with respect to the Administrative Agent, any Lender, the L/C-BA Issuer or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Borrower hereunder, (a) taxes imposed or assessed on or measured by its overall net income (however denominated), and franchise taxes imposed on it (in lieu of net income taxes), by the jurisdiction (or any political subdivision thereof) 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

 

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or any similar tax imposed or assessed by any other jurisdiction in which any Borrower is located, (c) any backup withholding tax that is required by the Code to be withheld from amounts payable to a Lender that has failed to comply with clause (A) of Section 3.01(e)(ii), (d) in the case of a Foreign Lender (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by the Borrowers under Section 10.13), (i) any United States withholding tax that is required to be imposed on amounts payable to such Foreign Lender pursuant to the Laws in force at the time such Foreign Lender becomes a party hereto (or designates a new Lending Office) or (ii) any withholding tax that is attributable to such Foreign Lender’s failure or inability (other than as a result of a Change in Law) to comply with clause (B) of Section 3.01(e)(ii) or Section 3.01(e)(iv), except to the extent that such 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 the Borrowers with respect to such withholding tax pursuant to Section 3.01(a) or (c), (e) any Taxes imposed on any “withholdable payment” payable to such recipient as a result of the failure of such recipient (or the failure of any other Person if such failure would trigger a failure by such recipient) to satisfy the applicable requirements as set forth in FATCA or to comply with Section 3.01(e)(iii), and (f) in the case of a Singapore Term Loan Lender (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by the Borrowers under Section 10.13), (i) any Singapore withholding tax that is required to be imposed or assessed on amounts payable to such Singapore Term Loan Lender pursuant to the laws in force at the time such Singapore Term Loan Lender becomes a party hereto, (ii) any Singapore withholding tax that is attributable to such Singapore Term Loan Lender’s failure to comply with clause (c) of Section 3.01(e)(i) and (iii) any Singapore withholding tax if the Singapore Term Loan Lender’s applicable lending office is not Singapore.

 

Existing Credit Agreement” has the meaning specified in the Recitals hereto.

 

Existing Letters of Credit” means the Letters of Credit set forth on Schedule 1.02.

 

Existing Loan Documents” has the meaning specified in Section 1.01(b).

 

Extraordinary Receipt” means proceeds of insurance (other than proceeds of (a) business interruption insurance to the extent such proceeds constitute compensation for lost earnings and (b) liability insurance) or condemnation awards (and payments in lieu thereof).

 

Facility” means the Domestic Term Loan Facility, the Singapore Term Loan Facility or the Revolving Credit Facility, as the context may require.

 

Facility Termination Date” means the date as of which all of the following shall have occurred:  (a) the Borrowers shall have permanently terminated the credit facilities provided hereunder by final payment in full of all Outstanding Amounts, together with all accrued and unpaid interest and fees thereon, other than (i) the undrawn portion of Letters of Credit, (ii) the aggregate face amount of all outstanding Bankers’ Acceptances and (iii) all Letter of Credit Fees and BA Fees relating thereto accruing after such date (which fees shall be payable solely for the account of the L/C-BA Issuer and shall be computed (based on interest rates and the Applicable Rates then in effect) on such undrawn amounts to the respective expiry dates of the Letters of Credit and on such aggregate face amount of Bankers’ Acceptances to the respective maturity dates thereof), that have, in each case, been fully Cash Collateralized or as to which other

 

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arrangements with respect thereto satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the L/C-BA Issuer shall have been made; (b) all Commitments shall have terminated or expired; (c) the obligations and liabilities of the Borrowers and each other Loan Party under all Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements shall have been fully, finally and irrevocably paid and satisfied in full and the Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements shall have expired or been terminated, or other arrangements satisfactory to the counterparties shall have been made with respect thereto; and (d) the Borrowers and each other Loan Party shall have fully, finally and irrevocably paid and satisfied in full all of their other respective obligations and liabilities arising under the Loan Documents, including with respect to the Borrowers and the Obligations (except for future obligations consisting of continuing indemnities and other contingent Obligations of any Borrower or any other Loan Party that may be owing to the Administrative Agent, any of its Related Parties or any Lender pursuant to the Loan Documents and expressly survive termination of the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document).

 

FASB ASC” means the Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

 

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement and any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof.

 

Fee Letter” means each of the BofA Fee Letter, the Singapore Agent Fee Letter, the HSBC Fee Letter or the Wells Fargo Fee Letter, collectively, the “Fee Letters.”

 

Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System arranged by Federal funds brokers on such day, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the Business Day next succeeding such day; provided that (a) if such day is not a Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to a whole multiple of 1/100 of 1%) charged to Bank of America on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent.

 

First Amendment Effective Date” means July 28, 2011.

 

Foreign Lender” means any Lender that is organized under the Laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the relevant Borrower is resident for tax purposes (including such a Lender when acting in the capacity of the L/C-BA Issuer).  For purposes of this definition, the United States, each State thereof and the District of Columbia shall be deemed to constitute a single jurisdiction.

 

Foreign Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary other than a Domestic Subsidiary.

 

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Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, (a) with respect to the L/C-BA Issuer, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the outstanding L/C-BA Obligations other than L/C-BA Obligations as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Revolving Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof, and (b) with respect to the Swing Line Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of Swing Line Loans other than Swing Line Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Revolving Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.

 

Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities.

 

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or such other principles as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession in the United States, that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied; provided, that, references to GAAP in this Agreement shall not be interpreted to require or permit any Unrestricted Subsidiary to be consolidated with WFS and its Subsidiaries in the calculation of financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 or any other provision in this Agreement.

 

Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

 

Guarantee” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other 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 Indebtedness or other obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other obligation, (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 Indebtedness or other obligation, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation 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 Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien).  The amount of any

 

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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” means WFS, each other Loan Party as of the Closing Date (for so long as it remains a Loan Party) and each other Subsidiary that becomes a Guarantor pursuant to Section 6.12, collectively, the “Guarantors.”

 

Guaranty” means the Second Amended and Restated Guaranty dated as of the date hereof made by the Guarantors in favor of the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties, substantially in the form of Exhibit H, as supplemented from time to time by execution and delivery of Guaranty Joinder Agreements pursuant to Section 6.12.

 

Guaranty Joinder Agreement” means each Guaranty Joinder Agreement, substantially in the form thereof attached to the Guaranty, executed and delivered by a Restricted Subsidiary to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.12.

 

Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes and all hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and all other substances or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.

 

Hedge Bank” means any Person that, (a) at the time it enters into an interest rate Swap Contract not prohibited by the terms of this Agreement, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, or (b) at the time it (or its Affiliate) becomes a Lender, is a party to an interest rate Swap Contract not prohibited by the terms of this Agreement, in each case, in its capacity as a party to such Swap Contract.

 

HSBC” means HSBC Bank USA, National Association.

 

HSBC Fee Letter” means the letter agreement, dated August 13, 2010, among the Borrowers and HSBC.

 

Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP:

 

(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)           all direct or contingent obligations of such Person arising under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments;

 

(c)           net obligations of such Person under any Swap Contract;

 

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(d)           all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business and, in each case, not past due for more than 90 days);

 

(e)           indebtedness (excluding prepaid interest thereon) secured by a Lien on property owned or being purchased by such Person (including indebtedness arising under conditional sales or other title retention agreements), whether or not such indebtedness shall have been assumed by such Person or is limited in recourse;

 

(f)            Capital Leases and Synthetic Lease Obligations;

 

(g)           all obligations of such Person to purchase, redeem, retire, defease or otherwise make any payment in respect of any Equity Interest in such Person or any other Person, valued, in the case of a redeemable preferred interest, at the greater of its voluntary or involuntary liquidation preference plus accrued and unpaid dividends; and

 

(h)           all Guarantees of such Person in respect of any of the foregoing.

 

For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness 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 a joint venturer, unless such Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to such Person.  The amount of any net obligation under any Swap Contract on any date shall be deemed to be the Swap Termination Value thereof as of such date.  The amount of any Capital Lease or Synthetic Lease Obligation as of any date shall be deemed to be the amount of Attributable Indebtedness in respect thereof as of such date.

 

Indemnified Taxes” means Taxes other than Excluded Taxes.

 

Indemnitees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.04(b).

 

Information” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07.

 

Intercreditor Agreement” means an intercreditor and/or subordination agreement to be entered into with the Senior Note Holders, such agreement to be in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (on behalf of the Secured Parties) in its sole discretion.

 

Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Eurodollar Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made; provided, however, that if any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Rate Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan (including a Swing Line Loan), the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made (with Swing Line Loans being deemed made under the Revolving Facility for purposes of this definition).

 

Interest Period” means as to each Eurodollar Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurodollar Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Rate Loan and ending on the date seven days, fourteen days or one, two, three or six months

 

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thereafter, as selected by the Borrowing Agent in its Committed Loan Notice, or such other period that is twelve months or less requested by the Borrowers and consented to by all the Appropriate Lenders; provided that:

 

(i)            any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless, in the case of a Eurodollar Rate Loan, such Business Day falls in another calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day;

 

(ii)           any Interest Period pertaining to a Eurodollar Rate Loan that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period; and

 

(iii)          no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date.

 

Investment” means, as to any Person, any direct or indirect acquisition or investment by such Person, whether by means of (a) the purchase or other acquisition of capital stock or other securities of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, Guarantee or assumption of debt of, or purchase or other acquisition of any other debt or equity participation or interest in, another Person, including any partnership or joint venture interest in such other Person and any arrangement pursuant to which the investor Guarantees Indebtedness of such other Person, or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of assets of another Person that constitute a business unit.  For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment.

 

IP Rights” has the meaning specified in Section 5.18.

 

IRC” means IRC Oil Technics, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

 

IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

 

ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, Inc. (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).

 

Issuer Documents” means (i) with respect to any Letter of Credit or Acceptance Credit, the Letter of Credit Application, and any other document, agreement and instrument entered into by the L/C-BA Issuer and the Borrowing Agent, any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in favor of the L/C-BA Issuer and relating to such Letter of Credit or Acceptance Credit, and (ii) with respect to any Clean BA, the Bankers’ Acceptance Request made by the Borrowing Agent to the L/C-BA Issuer relating to such Clean BA.

 

Joint Lead Arranger” means each of BAS, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, and HSBC, in each case, in its capacity as a joint lead arranger and a joint book manager, collectively, the “Joint Lead Arrangers.”

 

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Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, Federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, 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, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law.

 

L/C-BA Advance” means, with respect to each Revolving Lender, such Revolving Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C-BA Borrowing in accordance with its Applicable Revolving Percentage.

 

L/C-BA Borrowing” means an extension of credit resulting from (i) a drawing under any Letter of Credit (other than an Acceptance Credit) or (ii) a payment of a Bankers’ Acceptance upon presentation, in each case, which has not been either (x) reimbursed on the date when made or (y) refinanced as a Revolving Borrowing.

 

L/C-BA Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, the issuance thereof or, in the case of Letters of Credit, the extension of the expiry date thereof, or the renewal or increase of the amount thereof.

 

L/C-BA Issuer” means Bank of America, in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit and Bankers’ Acceptances hereunder, HSBC, in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or both, as the context may require, or any successor issuer or issuers of Letters of Credit and/or Bankers’ Acceptances hereunder.

 

L/C-BA Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the sum of the maximum aggregate amount which is, or at any time thereafter may become, payable by the L/C-BA Issuer under all then-outstanding Bankers’ Acceptances, plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all L/C-BA Borrowings.  For purposes of computing the amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.07.  For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.

 

L/C-BA Sublimit” means an amount equal to $300,000,000.  The L/C-BA Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Revolving Commitments.

 

L/C Issued BA” means a negotiable time draft, drawn by the beneficiary under an Acceptance Credit and accepted by the L/C-BA Issuer under presentation of documents by the beneficiary of an Acceptance Credit pursuant to Section 2.03 hereof, in the standard form for bankers’ acceptances of the L/C-BA Issuer.

 

Lender” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto, and, as the context requires, includes the Swing Line Lender.

 

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Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender or an Affiliate of such Lender described as such in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify the Borrowing Agent and the Administrative Agent.

 

Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit issued hereunder and shall include the Existing Letters of Credit.  A Letter of Credit may be a commercial letter of credit (including an Acceptance Credit) or a standby letter of credit.

 

Letter of Credit Application” means an application and agreement for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the L/C-BA Issuer and, in the case of any Acceptance Credit, shall include the related Acceptance Documents.

 

Letter of Credit Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(i).

 

Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement in the nature of a security interest 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 financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).

 

Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to any Borrower under Article II in the form of a Term Loan, a Revolving Loan or a Swing Line Loan.

 

Loan Documents” means this Agreement, the Notes (if any), each Issuer Document, the Fee Letters, the Guaranty (including each Guaranty Joinder Agreement), the Collateral Documents, the Intercreditor Agreement (if any), the Subordination Agreements (if any), and all other instruments, documents or agreements heretofore or hereafter executed or delivered by a Loan Party to or in favor of the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the Loans made and transactions contemplated by any of the foregoing, in each case, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

Loan Parties” means, collectively, each Borrower and each Guarantor.

 

London Banking Day” means any day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank eurodollar market.

 

Material Acquisition” means any Acquisition consummated after the Closing Date involving aggregate consideration in excess of $25,000,000.

 

Material Adverse Effect” means (a) a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect upon, the operations, assets, business, liabilities (actual or contingent), condition (financial or otherwise) of WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries taken as a whole; (b) a material impairment of the ability of the Loan Parties to perform their obligations under the Loan Documents; or (c) a material adverse effect upon the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability of the Loan Documents.

 

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Material Contract” means with respect to any Person, each contract that would be required to be disclosed as a material contract or a material definitive agreement pursuant to SEC regulations.

 

Material Disposition” means any Disposition consummated after the Closing Date involving aggregate consideration in excess of $25,000,000.

 

Material Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary whose aggregate book value of assets (including Equity Interests in other Subsidiaries but excluding Investments that are eliminated in consolidation) is equal to or greater than five percent (5%) of the aggregate book value of assets of WFS and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of the end of WFS’s most recently completed fiscal year; provided that for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, no Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be deemed a Material Subsidiary.

 

Maturity Date” means (a) with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility, July 28, 2016 and (b) with respect to the Domestic Term Loan Facility and the Singapore Term Loan Facility, July 28, 2016; provided, however, that, in each case, if such date is not a Business Day, the Maturity Date shall be the next preceding Business Day.

 

Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which the Borrowers or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.

 

Multiple Employer Plan” means a Plan which has two or more contributing sponsors (including the Borrowers or any ERISA Affiliate) at least two of whom are not under common control, as such a plan is described in Section 4064 of ERISA.

 

Net Cash Proceeds” means, with respect to any Disposition by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary), or any Extraordinary Receipt received or paid to the account of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary), the excess, if any, of (i) the sum of cash and cash equivalents received in connection with such transaction (including any cash or cash equivalents received by way of deferred payment pursuant to, or by monetization of, a note receivable or otherwise, but only as and when so received) over (ii) the sum of (A)  Indebtedness (including the principal thereof, premium (if any), and interest thereon) that is secured by the applicable asset and that is required to be repaid in connection with such transaction (other than Indebtedness under the Loan Documents), (B) the reasonable and customary out-of-pocket expenses incurred by such Loan Party or such Subsidiary in connection with such transaction and (C) taxes reasonably estimated to be actually payable within two years of the date of the relevant transaction in connection therewith; provided that, if the amount of any estimated taxes pursuant to subclause (C) exceeds the amount of taxes actually required to be paid in cash in respect of such Disposition, the aggregate amount of such excess shall constitute Net Cash Proceeds.

 

Netting Arrangement” means a multi-party netting arrangement between (i) any group including only WFS and/or any Domestic Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and a Counterparty, on the other hand, relating to the netting of the settlement of amounts owed under contracts for the purchase and sale of fuel and related products and/or Swap Contracts between any of the parties

 

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thereto or (ii) any group including only Foreign Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and a Counterparty, on the other hand, relating to the netting of the settlement of amounts owed under contracts for the purchase and sale of fuel and related products and/or Swap Contracts between any of the parties thereto.

 

Note” means a Term Loan Note or a Revolving Note, as the context may require.

 

Notice of Negative Pledge Agreement” means the Notice of Negative Pledge Agreement dated as of the date hereof made by WFS and certain of its Subsidiaries party thereto in favor of the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties.

 

Obligations” means all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan, Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, Secured Cash Management Agreement or Secured Hedge Agreement, in each case, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any Loan Document, the Obligations of WFS Europe and WFS Singapore shall not include Loans made to, or Letters of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptances issued for the account of, WFS; provided, however, for the sake of clarity, the Obligations of WFS shall include Loans made to, and Letters of Credit and Bankers’ Acceptances issued for the account of, WFS Europe and WFS Singapore.  The Obligations of WFS Europe and WFS Singapore for Loans advanced and Letters of Credit and Bankers’ Acceptances issued for the account of either WFS Europe or WFS Singapore shall be joint and several.

 

Organization Documents” means, (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.

 

Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp or documentary taxes or any other excise or property taxes, charges or similar levies arising from any payment made hereunder or under any other Loan Document or from the execution, delivery or enforcement of, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

Outstanding Amount” means (i) with respect to Revolving Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of such Revolving Loans occurring on such date; (ii) with respect to

 

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Swing Line Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of such Swing Line Loans occurring on such date; (iii) with respect to any L/C-BA Obligations on any date, the amount of the aggregate outstanding amount of such L/C-BA Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements by the Borrowers of Unreimbursed Amounts; and (iv) with respect to the Term Loan on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any prepayments or repayments thereof occurring on such date.

 

Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).

 

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

 

Pension Act” means the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

 

Pension Funding Rules” means the rules of the Code and ERISA regarding minimum required contributions (including any installment payment thereof) to Pension Plans and set forth in, with respect to plan years ending prior to the effective date of the Pension Act, Section 412 of the Code and Section 302 of ERISA, each as in effect prior to the Pension Act and, thereafter, Section 412, 430, 431, 432 and 436 of the Code and Sections 302, 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA.

 

Pension Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan (including a Multiple Employer Plan or a Multiemployer Plan) that is maintained or is contributed to by the Borrowers and any ERISA Affiliate and is either covered by Title IV of ERISA or is subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412 of the Code.

 

Permitted Acquisitions” means Acquisitions permitted by Section 7.02(f).

 

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

 

Plan” means any employee benefit plan within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA (including a Pension Plan), maintained for employees of the Borrowers or any ERISA Affiliate or any such Plan to which the Borrowers or any ERISA Affiliate is required to contribute on behalf of any of its employees.

 

Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

 

Pledge Agreement” means the Second Amended and Restated Pledge Agreement dated as of the date hereof made by WFS and certain of its Subsidiaries party thereto in favor of the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties pursuant to which the Pledged Interests are pledged, substantially in the form of Exhibit I, as supplemented from time to by the execution and delivery of Pledge Joinder Agreements pursuant to Section 6.12, as the same may be otherwise supplemented (including by Pledge Agreement Supplement).

 

Pledge Agreement Supplement” means, with respect to the Pledge Agreement, the Pledge Agreement Supplement in the form affixed as an Exhibit to the Pledge Agreement.

 

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Pledge Joinder Agreement” means each Pledge Joinder Agreement, substantially in the form thereof attached to the Pledge Agreement, executed and delivered by each Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable, to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.12.

 

Pledged Interests” means (i) the Subsidiary Securities of each of the existing or hereafter organized or acquired Restricted Subsidiaries that are Domestic Subsidiaries of (A) WFS (other than IRC and Resource Recovery), or (B) Guarantors that are themselves Domestic Subsidiaries; and (ii) 65% of the Voting Securities of (or if the relevant Person shall own less than 65% of such Voting Securities, then 100% of the Voting Securities owned by such Person so long as the aggregate amount of such Voting Securities pledged by WFS and its Affiliates does not exceed 65% of the aggregate amount of such Voting Securities of) and 100% of the nonvoting Subsidiary Securities of each of the existing or hereafter organized or acquired Restricted Subsidiaries that are Direct Foreign Subsidiaries of (A) WFS (other than Atlantic Fuel Services and Cayman Holding Company II) or (B) Guarantors that are themselves Domestic Subsidiaries.

 

Pro Rata Share” means, (a) with respect to each Domestic Term Loan Lender, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the principal amount of the Domestic Term Loan funded by such Domestic Term Loan Lender, after giving effect to any subsequent assignments made pursuant to the terms hereof and (b) means, with respect to each Singapore Term Loan Lender, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the principal amount of the Singapore Term Loan funded by such Singapore Term Loan Lender, after giving effect to any subsequent assignments made pursuant to the terms hereof.  The Pro Rata Share of each Singapore Term Loan Lender as of the Second Amendment Effective Date is set forth opposite the name of such Singapore Term Loan Lender on Schedule 2.01 and thereafter, as applicable in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Singapore Term Loan Lender becomes a party hereto.  The Pro Rata Share of each Domestic Term Loan Lender as of the Second Amendment Effective Date is set forth opposite the name of such Domestic Term Loan Lender on Schedule 2.01 and thereafter, as applicable in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Domestic Term Loan Lender becomes a party hereto.

 

Public Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.

 

Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(c).

 

Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees and advisors of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.

 

Related Rights and Property” means, in connection with any receivable that is Disposed of pursuant to Section 7.05(e), (a) all of WFS’ or the applicable Subsidiary’s interest in all goods represented by such receivable and in all goods returned by, or reclaimed, repossessed, or recovered from, the account debtor in respect of such receivable; (b) all of WFS’ or the applicable Subsidiary’s books, records, computer tapes, programs, and ledger books arising from or relating to such receivable; (c) all of WFS’ or the applicable Subsidiary’s rights in and to (but not its obligations under) the contract or agreement, in whatever form, which gave rise to such receivable; (d) all “accounts”, “instruments”, “general intangibles”, “documents”, “chattel paper”, and “letter of credit rights” (as each such term is defined in the applicable Uniform

 

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Commercial Code) related to such receivable; (e) all of the collections or payments received and all of WFS’ or the applicable Subsidiary’s rights to receive payment and collections on such receivable; (f) all of WFS’ or the applicable Subsidiary’s rights as an unpaid lienor or vendor of such goods; (g) all of WFS’ or the applicable Subsidiary’s rights of stoppage in transit, replevin, and reclamation relating to such goods or such receivable; (h) all of WFS’ or the applicable Subsidiary’s rights in and to all security for such goods or the payment of such receivable and guaranties thereof; (i) any collections or casualty insurance proceeds or proceeds from any trade receivables or other insurance collected or paid on account of such receivable or any of the foregoing; (j) all of WFS’ or the applicable Subsidiary’s rights against third parties with respect thereto; and (k) all other rights with respect to such receivable customarily pledged pursuant to receivables financings, factorings or securitizations.

 

Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the 30 day notice period has been waived.

 

Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Borrowing, conversion or continuation of Term Loans or Revolving Loans, a Committed Loan Notice, (b) with respect to an L/C-BA Credit Extension, a Letter of Credit Application, and (c) with respect to a Swing Line Loan, a Swing Line Loan Notice.

 

Required Domestic Term Loan Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Domestic Term Loan Lenders holding more than 50% of the Domestic Term Loan Facility on such date; provided that the portion of the Domestic Term Loan Facility held by any Defaulting Lender (other than any Voting Defaulting Lender) shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Domestic Term Loan Lenders.

 

Required Facility Lenders” means (a) for the Revolving Credit Facility, the Required Revolving Lenders, (b) for the Domestic Term Loan Facility, the Required Domestic Term Loan Lenders and (c) for the Singapore Term Loan Facility, the Required Singapore Term Loan Lenders.

 

Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than 50% of the sum of the (a) Total Outstandings on such date (with the aggregate amount of each Revolving Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C-BA Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Revolving Lender for purposes of this definition) and (b) the aggregate unused Revolving Commitments on such date; provided that the unused Revolving Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender (other than a Voting Defaulting Lender) shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders.

 

Required Revolving Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Revolving Lenders holding more than 50% of the sum of the (a) Total Revolving Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Revolving Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Revolving Lender for purposes of this definition) and (b) aggregate unused Revolving Commitments; provided that the unused Revolving Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Revolving Outstandings held or deemed

 

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held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Revolving Lenders.

 

Required Singapore Term Loan Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Singapore Term Loan Lenders holding more than 50% of the Singapore Term Loan Facility on such date; provided that the portion of the Singapore Term Loan Facility held by any Defaulting Lender (other than any Voting Defaulting Lender) shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Singapore Term Loan Lenders.

 

Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer, controller, manager, director, managing director or general manager of a Loan Party, and solely for purposes of the delivery of incumbency certificates pursuant to Section 4.01, the secretary or any assistant secretary of a Loan Party and, solely for purposes of notices given pursuant to Article II, any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party so designated by any of the foregoing officers in a notice to the Administrative Agent.  Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party.

 

Resource Recovery” means Resource Recovery of America, Inc., a Florida corporation.

 

Restatement” has the meaning specified in the Recitals hereto.

 

Restricted Payment” means (a) any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any capital stock or other Equity Interest of the Borrowers 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, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such capital stock or other Equity Interest, or on account of any return of capital to the Borrower’s stockholders, partners or members (or the equivalent Person thereof), (b) any prepayment, redemption, purchase, repurchase, defeasance or other satisfaction prior to the scheduled maturity thereof in any manner of, or any payment in violation of any subordination terms of, any Subordinated Debt, and (c) any payment made by WFS under and with respect to the WFS Working Capital Guarantee.

 

Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of WFS other than any Unrestricted Subsidiary.

 

Revolving Borrowing” means a borrowing made by the Revolving Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01(b) consisting of simultaneous Revolving Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period.

 

Revolving Commitment” means, as to each Revolving Lender, its obligation to (a) make Revolving Loans to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.01(b), (b) purchase participations in L/C-BA Obligations, and (c) purchase participations in Swing Line Loans, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Revolving Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to

 

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which such Revolving Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement.  As of the Second Amendment Effective Date, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments is $800,000,000.

 

Revolving Credit Facility” means the facility described in Article II providing for Revolving Loans, Swing Line Loans and Letters of Credit to or for the benefit of Borrower by the Revolving Lenders, Swing Line Lender or L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, in the maximum aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding of $800,000,000, as adjusted from time to time pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.

 

Revolving Lender” means (a) at any time during the Availability Period, any Lender that has a Revolving Commitment at such time, and (b) at any time thereafter, any Lender that holds Revolving Loans at such time.

 

Revolving Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01(c).

 

Revolving Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrowers in favor of a Revolving Lender evidencing Revolving Loans or Swing Line Loans, as the case may be, made by such Revolving Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit D-1.

 

SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.

 

Second Amendment” means that certain Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement dated as of April 10, 2012 by and among the Borrowers, Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Bank of America, N.A., Singapore Branch, as Singapore Agent and the Lenders signatory thereto.

 

Second Amendment Effective Date” means April 10, 2012.

 

Secured Cash Management Agreement” means any Cash Management Agreement that is entered into by and between any Loan Party and any Cash Management Bank.

 

Secured Hedge Agreement” means any interest rate Swap Contract not prohibited by the terms of this Agreement that is entered into by and between any Loan Party and any Hedge Bank.

 

Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the L/C-BA Issuer, the Hedge Banks, the Cash Management Banks, each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 9.05.

 

Senior Note Agreement” means any indenture, note purchase agreement or similar agreement evidencing secured Indebtedness of the Borrowers or any Restricted Subsidiary which ranks pari passu with, or junior in right of payment to, the Indebtedness evidenced by the Loan Documents and is subject to an Intercreditor Agreement.

 

Senior Note Documents” means the Senior Note Agreement and each other material agreement, instrument or other document executed in connection therewith.

 

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Senior Note Holders” means lenders under, or holders of, Senior Note Indebtedness.

 

Senior Note Indebtedness” means any secured Indebtedness outstanding under the Senior Note Agreement and the other Senior Note Documents.

 

Singapore Agent” means Bank of America, N.A., Singapore Branch.

 

Singapore Agent Fee Letter” means the letter agreement dated April 10, 2012 between WFS Singapore, Bank of America, and Bank of America Singapore.

 

Singapore Term Loan” means an advance made by any Singapore Term Loan Lender under the Singapore Term Loan Facility.

 

Singapore Term Loan Borrowing” means, collectively, the borrowing funded on the Second Amendment Effective Date by each of the Singapore Term Loan Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01(a)(ii) consisting of simultaneous Singapore Term Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period.

 

Singapore Term Loan Commitment” means, as to each Singapore Term Loan Lender as of the Second Amendment Effective Date, its obligation to have made Singapore Term Loans to WFS Singapore pursuant to Section 2.01(a)(ii) on the Second Amendment Effective Date in the principal amount set forth opposite such Singapore Term Loan Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 under the caption “Singapore Term Loan Commitment.”

 

Singapore Term Loan Facility” means the facility described in Section 2.01(a)(ii) providing for the making of Singapore Term Loans to WFS Singapore by the Singapore Term Loan Lenders in the aggregate principal amount of $50,000,000.

 

Singapore Term Loan Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that holds Singapore Term Loans at such time.

 

Solvency” and “Solvent” mean, with respect to any Person on any date of determination, that on such date (a) the fair value of the property of such Person is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including contingent liabilities, of such Person, (b) the present fair salable value of the assets of such Person is not less than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of such Person on its debts as they become absolute and matured, (c) such Person does not intend to, and does not believe that it will, incur debts or liabilities beyond such Person’s ability to pay such debts and liabilities as they mature, (d) such Person is not engaged in business or a transaction, and is not about to engage in business or a transaction, for which such Person’s property would constitute an unreasonably small capital, and (e) such Person is able to pay its debts and liabilities, contingent obligations and other commitments as they mature in the ordinary course of business.  The amount of contingent liabilities at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in the light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.

 

Subordinated Debt” means any unsecured Indebtedness of any Borrower which is subordinated to the Obligations on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Administrative Agent pursuant to a Subordination Agreement and is otherwise is subject to covenants, pricing and

 

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other terms (including amortization) which have been approved in writing by the Administrative Agent.

 

Subordination Agreement” means a subordination agreement executed by a holder of Subordinated Debt in favor of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which a majority of the shares of securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person.  Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a direct or indirect Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of WFS.

 

Subsidiary Securities” means the Equity Interests issued by or equity participations in any Restricted Subsidiary, whether or not constituting a “security” under Article 8 of the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in any jurisdiction.

 

Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.

 

Swap Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Swap Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts 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 Swap Contracts, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Swap Contracts (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).

 

Swing Line Borrowing” means a borrowing of a Swing Line Loan pursuant to Section 2.04.

 

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Swing Line Lender” means Bank of America in its capacity as provider of Swing Line Loans, or any successor Swing Line Lender hereunder.

 

Swing Line Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(a).

 

Swing Line Loan Notice” means a notice of a Swing Line Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.04(b), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit B.

 

Swing Line Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $20,000,000 and (b) the Aggregate Revolving Commitments.  The Swing Line Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Revolving Commitments.

 

Synthetic Lease Obligation” means the monetary obligation of a Person under (a) a so-called synthetic, off-balance sheet or tax retention lease, or (b) an agreement for the use or possession of property creating obligations that do not appear on the balance sheet of such Person but which, upon the insolvency or bankruptcy of such Person, would be characterized as the indebtedness of such Person (without regard to accounting treatment).

 

Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.

 

Term Loan” means a Domestic Term Loan or a Singapore Term Loan, as the context may require.

 

Term Loan Note” means, as the context requires, a promissory note made (a) by WFS in favor of a Domestic Term Loan Lender evidencing Domestic Term Loans made by such Domestic Term Loan Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit D-2 or (b) by WFS Singapore in favor of a Singapore Term Loan Lender evidencing Singapore Term Loans made by such Singapore Term Loan Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit D-3.

 

Threshold Amount” means $25,000,000.

 

Total Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Loans and all L/C-BA Obligations.

 

Total Revolving Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Revolving Loans, Swing Line Loans and L/C-BA Obligations.

 

Type” means, with respect to a Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Rate Loan.

 

UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of New York; provided that, if perfection or the effect of perfection or non-perfection or the priority of any security interest in any Collateral is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in a jurisdiction other than the State of New York, “UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in such other jurisdiction for purposes of the provisions hereof relating to such perfection, effect of perfection or non-perfection or priority.

 

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Undisclosed Administration” means, with respect to a Lender, the appointment of an administrator, provisional liquidator, conservator, receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official by a Governmental Authority under or based on the law in the country where such Lender is subject to home jurisdiction supervision if applicable law requires that such appointment not be publicly disclosed.

 

United States” and “U.S.” mean the United States of America.

 

Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(d)(i).

 

Unrestricted Subsidiary” means each Subsidiary designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary by WFS (and approved by the Administrative Agent, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld).

 

Voting Defaulting Lender” means a Domestic Term Loan Lender or a Singapore Term Loan Lender that is a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of such Lender’s parent having taken an action, or become subject to a proceeding or appointment, that is described in clause (d) of the definition of “Defaulting Lender”.

 

Voting Securities” means Equity Interests issued by any other Person, the holders of which are ordinarily, in the absence of contingencies, entitled to vote for the election of directors (or persons performing similar functions) of such Person, even if the right so to vote has been suspended by the happening of such a contingency.

 

Wells Fargo Fee Letter” means the letter agreement, dated August 13, 2010, among the Borrowers, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.

 

WFS” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

 

WFS Europe” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

 

WFS Singapore” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.

 

WFS Working Capital Guarantee” means a guarantee by WFS of either (a) receivables owed by any Person (other than WFS or any of its Subsidiaries) to an Unrestricted Subsidiary or (b) payables owed by an Unrestricted Subsidiary to any Person (other than WFS or any of its Subsidiaries) or (c) such other arrangement as may be approved by the Administrative Agent.

 

1.03        Other Interpretive Provisions.  With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:

 

(a)           The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined.  Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms.  The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.”  The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.”  Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including any Organization Document) shall be construed as referring to such

 

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agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein or in any other Loan Document), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (iii) the words “hereto,” “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document, shall be construed to refer to such Loan Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision thereof, (iv) all references in a Loan Document to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, the Loan Document in which such references appear, (v) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing or interpreting such law and any reference to any law or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, and (vi) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.

 

(b)           In the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including;” the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding;” and the word “through” means “to and including.”

 

(c)           Section headings herein and in the other Loan Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

1.04        Accounting Terms.

 

(a)           Generally.  All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, GAAP applied on a consistent basis, as in effect from time to time, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the Audited Financial Statements, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of determining compliance with any covenant (including the computation of any financial covenant) contained herein, Indebtedness of WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be carried at 100% of the outstanding principal amount thereof, and the effects of FASB ASC 825 and FASB ASC 470-20 on financial liabilities shall be disregarded.

 

(b)           Changes in GAAP.  If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Borrowing Agent or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrowers shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided that, until so amended, (i) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (ii) the Borrowers shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting

 

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forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP.

 

(c)           Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities.  All references herein to consolidated financial statements of WFS and its Subsidiaries or to the determination of any amount for WFS and its Subsidiaries or WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis or any similar reference shall, in each case, be deemed to include each variable interest entity that WFS is required to consolidate pursuant to FASB ASC 810 as if such variable interest entity were a Subsidiary as defined herein.

 

1.05        Rounding.  Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Borrowers pursuant to this Agreement shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).

 

1.06        Times of Day.  Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Eastern time (daylight or standard, as applicable).

 

1.07        Letter of Credit Amounts.  Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the stated amount of such Letter of Credit in effect at such time; provided, however, that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any Issuer Document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at such time.

 

1.08        Adjustments for Material Acquisitions and Dispositions.  For each period of four fiscal quarters ending following the date of any Material Acquisition or Material Disposition consummated after the Closing Date, for purposes of determining the Consolidated Leverage Ratio and Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio, the consolidated results of operations of WFS and its Restricted Subsidiaries shall include the results of operations of the Person or assets subject to such Material Acquisition or exclude the results of operations of the Person or assets subject to such Material Disposition, as the case may be, on a historical pro forma basis to the extent information in sufficient detail concerning such historical results of such Person or assets is reasonably available, and which amounts shall include only adjustments reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent and shall not include any synergies resulting from such Material Acquisition or adjustments resulting from such Material Disposition other than those permitted pursuant to Regulation S-X of the SEC.

 

ARTICLE II.  THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

 

2.01        Loans.

 

(a)           (i)            Domestic Term Loan Borrowing. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Domestic Term Loan Lender severally agrees to make, and has made on the First Amendment Effective Date, a single loan to WFS in an amount equal to such Domestic Term Loan Lender’s Domestic Term Loan Commitment.  The Domestic Term Loan Borrowing

 

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consists of Domestic Term Loans made simultaneously by the Domestic Term Loan Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Share, as of the Second Amendment Effective Date, of the Domestic Term Loan Facility.  Amounts borrowed under this Section 2.01(a)(i) and repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed.  Domestic Term Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurodollar Rate Loans, as further provided herein.

 

(ii)           Singapore Term Loan Borrowing.  Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Singapore Term Loan Lender severally agrees to make on the Business Day immediately following the Second Amendment Effective Date, a single loan to WFS Singapore in an amount equal to such Singapore Term Loan Lender’s Singapore Term Loan Commitment to be funded through the Singapore Agent at its Administrative Agent’s Office.  The Singapore Term Loan Borrowing shall consist of Singapore Term Loans made simultaneously by the Singapore Term Loan Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Share of the Singapore Term Loan Facility.  Amounts borrowed under this Section 2.01(a)(ii) and repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed.  Singapore Term Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurodollar Rate Loans, as further provided herein.

 

(b)           Revolving Borrowings. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Revolving Lender severally agrees to make loans in Dollars (each such loan, a “Revolving Loan”) to the Borrowers from time to time, on any Business Day during the Availability Period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Revolving Borrowing, (i) the Total Revolving Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Revolving Commitments; and (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Loans of any Revolving Lender, plus such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C-BA Obligations, plus such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment.  Within the limits of each Revolving Lender’s Commitment, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrowers may borrow under this Section 2.01, prepay under Section 2.05, and reborrow under this Section 2.01.  Revolving Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurodollar Rate Loans, as further provided herein.

 

(c)           Obligations.  For sake of clarity the Borrowing Agent (on behalf of any Borrower) may request Revolving Loans hereunder; provided that the Total Revolving Outstandings shall not at any time exceed the Aggregate Revolving Commitments; provided, further, however, (i) that any Revolving Loan provided hereunder that will ultimately benefit WFS Europe or WFS Singapore must be initially advanced to WFS Europe or WFS Singapore, and (ii) no Revolving Loan provided hereunder that will ultimately benefit WFS Europe or WFS Singapore shall be initially advanced to WFS.  The liability of each Borrower with respect to the Obligations shall be as set forth in the definition of Obligations in Section 1.02.

 

2.02        Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans.

 

(a)           Each Borrowing, each conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be made upon the Borrowing Agent’s (in the case of Revolving Loans and Domestic Term Loans) or WFS Singapore’s (in the case of Singapore

 

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Term Loans) irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone. Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (i) three Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans or of any conversion of Eurodollar Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans, and (ii) on the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans; provided, however, that if the Borrowing Agent or WFS Singapore, as applicable, wishes to request Eurodollar Rate Loans having an Interest Period other than one, two, three or six months in duration as provided in the definition of “Interest Period,” the applicable notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. four Business Days prior to the requested date of such Borrowing, conversion or continuation, whereupon (x) the Administrative Agent shall give prompt notice to the Appropriate Lenders of such request and determine whether the requested Interest Period is acceptable to all of them and (y) not later than 11:00 a.m., three Business Days before the requested date of such Borrowing, conversion or continuation, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowing Agent or WFS Singapore, as applicable (which notice may be by telephone) whether or not the requested Interest Period has been consented to by all the Appropriate Lenders.  Each telephonic notice by the Borrowing Agent or WFS Singapore, as applicable, pursuant to this Section 2.02(a) must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a written Committed Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowing Agent or WFS Singapore, as applicable.  Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof.  Except as provided in Sections 2.03(d) and 2.04(c), each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof.  Each Committed Loan Notice for Revolving Loans or Domestic Term Loans (whether telephonic or written) shall specify (i) the applicable Facility and whether the Borrowing Agent is requesting a Borrowing, a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, as the case may be, under such Facility, or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, (ii) for which Borrower, including the Borrowing Agent, such request is being made, (iii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iv) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (v) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Loans are to be converted, and (vi) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto.  Each Committed Loan Notice for Singapore Term Loans (whether telephonic or written) shall specify (i) whether WFS Singapore is requesting a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, as the case may be, or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, (ii) the requested date of the conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Loans are to be converted, and (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto.  If the Borrowing Agent or WFS Singapore, as applicable, fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Committed Loan Notice or if the Borrowing Agent or WFS Singapore, as applicable, fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans.  Any such automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Eurodollar Rate Loans.  If the Borrowing Agent or WFS Singapore, as applicable, requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans in any such Committed Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month.

 

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Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, a Swing Line Loan may not be converted to a Eurodollar Rate Loan.

 

(b)           Following receipt of a Committed Loan Notice for a Facility, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of the amount of its Applicable Percentage under such Facility of the applicable Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Borrowing Agent or WFS Singapore, as applicable, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Appropriate Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans described in the preceding subsection.  In the case of a Borrowing, each Appropriate Lender shall make the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 1:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in the applicable Committed Loan Notice.  Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (and, if such Borrowing is the initial Credit Extension, Section 4.01), the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the Borrowing Agent in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent either by (i) crediting the account of the Borrowing Agent on the books of Bank of America with the amount of such funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrowing Agent; provided, however, that if, on the date the Committed Loan Notice with respect to a Revolving Borrowing is given by the Borrowing Agent, there are L/C-BA Borrowings outstanding, then the proceeds of such Revolving Borrowing, first, shall be applied to the payment in full of any such L/C-BA Borrowings, and second, shall be made available to the applicable Borrower as provided above.

 

(c)           Except as otherwise provided herein, a Eurodollar Rate Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurodollar Rate Loan.  During the existence of a Default, no Loans may be requested as, converted to or continued as Eurodollar Rate Loans without the consent of the Required Facility Lenders.

 

(d)           The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrowing Agent and the Appropriate Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurodollar Rate Loans upon determination of such interest rate.  At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowing Agent and the Appropriate Lenders of any change in Bank of America’s prime rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the public announcement of such change.

 

(e)           (i) After giving effect to all Domestic Term Loan Borrowings, all Singapore Term Loan Borrowings, all conversions of Term Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Term Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than five (5) Interest Periods in effect in respect of each of the Domestic Term Loan Facility and the Singapore Term Loan Facility.  (ii) After giving effect to all Revolving Borrowings, all conversions of Revolving Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Revolving Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than five (5) Interest Periods in effect in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility.

 

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2.03        Letters of Credit.

 

(a)           The Letter of Credit—BA Commitment.

 

(i)            Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A) the L/C-BA Issuer agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the Revolving Lenders set forth in this Section 2.03, (1) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Maturity Date, to issue Letters of Credit and Clean BAs for the account of any Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, and to amend or extend Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with subsection (b) below, (2) to honor drawings under the Letters of Credit and to make payments under Bankers’ Acceptances; and (3) with respect to Acceptance Credits, to create L/C Issued BAs in accordance with the terms thereof and hereof, and (B) the Revolving Lenders severally agree to participate in Letters of Credit and Bankers’ Acceptances issued for the account of the applicable Borrower or applicable Restricted Subsidiary and any drawings or payments thereunder; provided that (A) after giving effect to any L/C-BA Credit Extension, (x) the Total Revolving Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Revolving Commitments, (y) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Loans of any Revolving Lender, plus such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C-BA Obligations, plus such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Revolving Lender’s Commitment, and (z) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C-BA Obligations shall not exceed the L/C-BA Sublimit and (B) as to Clean BAs and Acceptance Credits, the Bankers’ Acceptance created or to be created thereunder shall be an eligible bankers’ acceptance under Section 13 of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S. C. §372).  Each request by the Borrowing Agent for the issuance (or amendment, as applicable) of a Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, each of which shall identify the Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary for whose account such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance is to be issued, shall be deemed to be a representation by the Borrowing Agent (on behalf of itself and the applicable Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary) that the L/C-BA Credit Extension so requested complies with the conditions set forth in the proviso to the preceding sentence.  Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrowers’ ability to obtain Letters of Credit and Bankers’ Acceptances shall be fully revolving, and accordingly the Borrowers may, during the foregoing period, obtain Letters of Credit and Bankers’ Acceptances to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed and Bankers’ Acceptances that have matured and been reimbursed.  All Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed to have been issued pursuant hereto, and from and after the Closing Date shall be subject to and governed by the terms and conditions hereof.

 

(ii)           The L/C-BA Issuer shall not issue any Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, if:

 

(A)          subject to Section 2.03(b)(iii), the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur more than twelve months after the date of issuance or last extension unless the Required Revolving Lenders have approved such expiry date;

 

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(B)           the maturity date of any Bankers’ Acceptance would occur earlier than 30 or later than 90 days from date of issuance, unless the Required Revolving Lenders have approved such maturity date;

 

(C)           the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit, or the maturity date of any Bankers’ Acceptance (including any L/C Issued BA issued under a Letter of Credit), would occur after the Maturity Date, unless all the Revolving Lenders have approved such expiry date or maturity date, as applicable; or

 

(D)          such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance is to be denominated in a currency other than Dollars.

 

(iii)          The L/C-BA Issuer shall not be under any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance if:

 

(A)          any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain the L/C-BA Issuer from issuing such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, or any Law applicable to the L/C-BA Issuer or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over the L/C-BA Issuer shall prohibit, or request that the L/C-BA Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit or related bankers’ acceptances generally or such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance in particular or shall impose upon the L/C-BA Issuer with respect to such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which the L/C-BA Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Closing Date, or shall impose upon the L/C-BA Issuer any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Closing Date and, in each case, which the L/C-BA Issuer in good faith deems material to it;

 

(B)           the issuance of such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance would violate one or more policies of the L/C-BA Issuer, or the creation of such Bankers’ Acceptance would cause the L/C-BA Issuer to exceed the maximum amount of outstanding bankers’ acceptances permitted by applicable law;

 

(C)           except as otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and the L/C-BA Issuer, such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance is in an initial stated amount less than $5,000;

 

(D)          any Revolving Lender is at that time a Defaulting Lender, unless the L/C-BA Issuer has entered into arrangements, including the delivery of Cash Collateral, satisfactory to the L/C-BA Issuer (in its sole discretion) with the Borrowers or such Defaulting Lender to eliminate the L/C-BA Issuer’s Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv)) with respect to such Defaulting Lender arising from either the Letter of Credit then proposed to be issued or that Letter of Credit and all other L/C-BA Obligations as to which the L/C-BA Issuer has Fronting Exposure, as it may elect in its sole discretion;

 

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(E)           such Bankers’ Acceptance is to be used for a purpose other than as described in the last sentence of Section 2.03(c)(i); or

 

(F)           the Letter of Credit contains any provisions for automatic reinstatement of the stated amount after any drawing thereunder.

 

(iv)          The L/C-BA Issuer shall not amend any Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance if the L/C-BA Issuer would not be permitted at such time to issue such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance in its amended form under the terms hereof.

 

(v)           The L/C-BA Issuer shall not be under any obligation to amend any Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance if (A) the L/C-BA Issuer would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance in its amended form under the terms hereof, or (B) the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance does not accept the proposed amendment to such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance.

 

(vi)          The L/C-BA Issuer shall act on behalf of the Revolving Lenders with respect to any Letters of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance issued by it and the documents associated therewith, and the L/C-BA Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (A) provided to the Administrative Agent in Article IX with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by the L/C-BA Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit and Bankers’ Acceptances issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and Issuer Documents pertaining to such Letters of Credit and Bankers’ Acceptances as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent” as used in Article IX included the L/C-BA Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to the L/C-BA Issuer.

 

(b)           Procedures for Issuance and Amendment of Letters of Credit; Auto-Extension Letters of Credit.

 

(i)            Each Letter of Credit shall be issued or amended, as the case may be, upon the request of the Borrowing Agent delivered to the L/C-BA Issuer which, in the case of a Letter of Credit to be issued, shall be the L/C-BA Issuer as selected by the Borrowing Agent (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in the form of a Letter of Credit Application, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowing Agent.  Such Letter of Credit Application must be received by the L/C-BA Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. at least one Business Day (or such later date and time as the Administrative Agent and the L/C-BA Issuer may agree in a particular instance in their sole discretion) prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment, as the case may be.  In the case of a request for an initial issuance of a Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to the applicable L/C-BA Issuer: (A) the proposed issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit (which shall be a Business Day); (B) the applicable Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary on whose account the Letter of Credit is being issued (which, in the absence of any such designation, shall be the Borrowing Agent); (C) the amount thereof; (D) the expiry date thereof; (E) the name and address of the beneficiary thereof;

 

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(F) the documents to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (G) the full text of any certificate to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (H) the purpose and nature of the requested Letter of Credit; and (I) such other matters as the L/C-BA Issuer may reasonably require.  In the case of a request for an amendment of any outstanding Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to the L/C-BA Issuer (A) the Letter of Credit to be amended; (B) the proposed date of amendment thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (C) the nature of the proposed amendment; and (D) such other matters as the L/C-BA Issuer may reasonably require.  Additionally, the Borrowing Agent shall, and shall cause any other applicable Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary to, furnish to the L/C-BA Issuer and the Administrative Agent such other documents and information pertaining to such requested Letter of Credit issuance or amendment, including any Issuer Documents, as the L/C-BA Issuer or the Administrative Agent may reasonably require.

 

(ii)           Promptly after receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the L/C-BA Issuer will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has received a copy of such Letter of Credit Application from the Borrowing Agent and, if not, the L/C-BA Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof.  Unless the L/C-BA Issuer has received written notice from any Revolving Lender, the Administrative Agent or the Borrowing Agent, at least one Business Day prior to the requested date of issuance or amendment of the applicable Letter of Credit, that one or more applicable conditions contained in Article IV shall not then be satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the L/C-BA Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Letter of Credit for the account of the applicable Borrower (or the applicable Restricted Subsidiary) or enter into the applicable amendment, as the case may be, in each case in accordance with the L/C-BA Issuer’s usual and customary business practices.  Immediately upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit, each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the L/C-BA Issuer a risk participation in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage times the amount of such Letter of Credit.

 

(iii)          If the Borrowing Agent so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application, the L/C-BA Issuer may, in its sole and absolute discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic extension provisions (each, an “Auto-Extension Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Extension Letter of Credit must permit the L/C-BA Issuer to prevent any such extension at least once in each twelve-month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a day (the “Non-Extension Notice Date”) in each such twelve-month period to be agreed upon at the time such Letter of Credit is issued.  Unless otherwise directed by the L/C-BA Issuer, neither the Borrowing Agent nor the applicable Borrower (or applicable Restricted Subsidiary) shall be required to make a specific request to the L/C-BA Issuer for any such extension.  Once an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit has been issued, the Revolving Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the L/C-BA Issuer to permit the extension of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the Maturity Date; provided,

 

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however, that the L/C-BA Issuer shall not permit any such extension if (A) the L/C-BA Issuer has determined that it would not be permitted, or would have no obligation, at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its revised form (as extended) under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of clause (ii) or (iii) of Section 2.03(a) or otherwise), or (B) it has received notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is seven (7) Business Days before the Non-Extension Notice Date (1) from the Administrative Agent that the Required Revolving Lenders have elected not to permit such extension or (2) from the Administrative Agent, any Revolving Lender, the Borrowing Agent or the Borrowers (or applicable Restricted Subsidiary) for whose account the Letter of Credit was issued that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied, and in each such case directing the L/C-BA Issuer not to permit such extension.

 

(iv)          Promptly after its delivery of any Letter of Credit or any amendment to a Letter of Credit to an advising bank with respect thereto or to the beneficiary thereof, the L/C-BA Issuer will also deliver to the Borrowing Agent (for further delivery to the applicable Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary) and the Administrative Agent a true and complete copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment.

 

(c)           Procedure for Issuance of Clean Bankers’ Acceptances.

 

(i)            Each Clean Bankers’ Acceptance shall be issued upon the request of the Borrowing Agent delivered to the L/C-BA Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in the form of a Bankers’ Acceptance Request, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowing Agent.  Bankers’ Acceptances Requests may be delivered and accepted electronically.  Such Bankers’ Acceptance Request must be received by the L/C-BA Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 2:00 p.m. (or such later date and time as the L/C-BA Issuer may agree in a particular instance in its sole discretion) of the proposed issuance date.  Each Bankers’ Acceptance Request shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to the L/C-BA Issuer:  (A) the proposed issuance date of the requested Clean Bankers’ Acceptance (which shall be a Business Day); (B) the amount thereof; (C) the expiry date thereof; (D) the shipping information; (E) a description of the fuel; and (F) such other matters as the L/C-BA Issuer may reasonably require.  Each Clean Bankers’ Acceptance shall be in a minimum increment $50,000, shall be endorsed in blank, shall cover the purchase or sale of fuel, the payment of freight or the financing of insurance, port charges and advances on purchases, shall mature on a Business Day up to ninety (90) days after the date thereof, and shall not be payable prior to its stated maturity date.

 

(ii)           Promptly after receipt of any Bankers’ Acceptance Request, the L/C-BA Issuer will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has received a copy of such Bankers’ Acceptance Request from the Borrowing Agent and, if not, the L/C-BA Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof.  Upon receipt by the L/C-BA Issuer of confirmation from the Administrative Agent that the requested issuance is permitted in accordance with the terms hereof, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the L/C-BA Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Clean Bankers’ Acceptance for the account of the applicable

 

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Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary, in each case in accordance with the L/C-BA Issuer’s usual and customary business practices.  Immediately upon the issuance of each Clean Bankers’ Acceptance, each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the L/C-BA Issuer a risk participation in such Clean Bankers’ Acceptance in an amount equal to the product of such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage times the amount of such Clean Bankers’ Acceptance.

 

(iii)          In the event that the L/C-BA Issuer presents a draft on a matured Clean Bankers’ Acceptance for payment and the applicable Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary, at the time of such presentment, does not have funds on deposit in its account at the Administrative Agent sufficient to pay the entire amount of the draft (including any charges or expenses paid or incurred by the L/C-BA Issuer in connection with such draft), the Administrative Agent shall deem this to be an Unreimbursed Amount and proceed in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.03(d)(iii) which relate to a Bankers’ Acceptance not paid on maturity.

 

(d)           Drawings and Reimbursements; Funding of Participations.

 

(i)            Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of any notice of a drawing or, with respect to any Acceptance Credit, presentation of documents under such Letter of Credit, or any presentation for payment of a Bankers’ Acceptance, the L/C-BA Issuer shall notify the Borrowing Agent (for itself and the applicable Borrower) and the Administrative Agent thereof.  Not later than 12:00 noon on the date of any payment by an L/C-BA Issuer under a Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance (each such date, an “Honor Date”), the applicable Borrower shall reimburse the L/C-BA Issuer in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing or Bankers’ Acceptance, as applicable; provided, however, that WFS Europe and WFS Singapore shall have no reimbursement obligations in connection with Letters of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptances issued solely for the account of WFS or any Domestic Subsidiary.  If the applicable Borrower fails to so reimburse the L/C-BA Issuer by such time, the L/C-BA Issuer shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent thereof, and the Administrative Agent shall promptly thereafter notify each Revolving Lender of the Honor Date, the amount of the unreimbursed drawing (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), and the amount of such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage thereof.  In such event, the Borrowing Agent shall be deemed to have requested on behalf of such applicable Borrower a Revolving Borrowing of Base Rate Loans to be disbursed on the Honor Date in an amount equal to the Unreimbursed Amount, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified in Section 2.02 for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice).  Any notice given by the L/C-BA Issuer or the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 2.03(d)(i) may be given by telephone if immediately confirmed in writing; provided that the lack of such an immediate confirmation shall not affect the conclusiveness or binding effect of such notice.

 

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(ii)           Each Revolving Lender shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.03(d)(i) make funds available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C-BA Issuer at the Administrative Agent’s Office in an amount equal to its Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Unreimbursed Amount not later than 2:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Administrative Agent, whereupon, subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(d)(iii), each Revolving Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the applicable Borrower in such amount.  The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the L/C-BA Issuer.

 

(iii)          With respect to any Unreimbursed Amount that is not fully refinanced by a Revolving Borrowing of Base Rate Loans because the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 cannot be satisfied or for any other reason, the applicable Borrower shall be deemed to have incurred from the L/C-BA Issuer an L/C-BA Borrowing in the amount of the Unreimbursed Amount that is not so refinanced, which L/C-BA Borrowing shall be due and payable on demand (together with interest) and shall bear interest at the Default Rate.  In such event, each Revolving Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C-BA Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(d)(ii) shall be deemed payment in respect of its participation in such L/C-BA Borrowing and shall constitute an L/C-BA Advance from such Revolving Lender in satisfaction of its participation obligation under this Section 2.03.

 

(iv)          Until each Revolving Lender funds its Revolving Loan or L/C-BA Advance pursuant to this Section 2.03(d) to reimburse the L/C-BA Issuer for any amount drawn under any Letter of Credit or payments made on any Bankers’ Acceptance, interest in respect of such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of such amount shall be solely for the account of the L/C-BA Issuer.

 

(v)           Each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans or L/C-BA Advances to reimburse the L/C-BA Issuer for amounts drawn under Letters of Credit and payments made on Bankers’ Acceptances, as contemplated by this Section 2.03(d), shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Revolving Lender may have against the L/C-BA Issuer, any Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever; (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans pursuant to this Section 2.03(d) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than delivery by the Borrowing Agent of a Committed Loan Notice).  Subject to Section 2.17(b), no such making of an L/C-BA Advance shall relieve or otherwise impair the joint and several obligation of the Borrowers to reimburse the L/C-BA Issuer for the amount of any payment made by the L/C-BA Issuer under any Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, together with interest as provided herein.

 

(vi)          If any Revolving Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C-BA Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Revolving Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(d) by the time

 

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specified in Section 2.03(d)(ii), the L/C-BA Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such Revolving Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the L/C-BA Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the L/C-BA Issuer in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the L/C-BA Issuer in connection with the foregoing.  If such Revolving Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Loan included in the relevant Borrowing or L/C-BA Advance in respect of the relevant L/C-BA Borrowing, as the case may be.  A certificate of the L/C-BA Issuer submitted to any Revolving Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (vi) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

(e)           Repayment of Participations.

 

(i)            At any time after the L/C-BA Issuer has made a payment under any Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance and has received from any Revolving Lender such Revolving Lender’s L/C-BA Advance in respect of such payment in accordance with Section 2.03(d), if the Administrative Agent receives for the account of the L/C-BA Issuer any payment in respect of the related Unreimbursed Amount or interest thereon (whether directly from the Borrowing Agent, the applicable Borrower or otherwise, including proceeds of Cash Collateral applied thereto by the Administrative Agent), the Administrative Agent will distribute to such Revolving Lender its Applicable Revolving Percentage thereof in the same funds as those received by the Administrative Agent.

 

(ii)           If any payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C-BA Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(d)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the L/C-BA Issuer in its discretion), each Revolving Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C-BA Issuer its Applicable Revolving Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned by such Revolving Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect.  The obligations of the Revolving Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

 

(f)            Obligations Absolute.  Subject to Section 2.17(b), the joint and several obligation of the applicable Borrower (and, pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, any other Borrower) to reimburse the L/C-BA Issuer for each drawing under each Letter of Credit and each payment under any Bankers’ Acceptance, and to repay each L/C-BA Borrowing shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under all circumstances, including the following:

 

(i)            any lack of validity or enforceability of such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, this Agreement, or any other Loan Document;

 

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(ii)           the existence of any claim, counterclaim, setoff, defense or other right that any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary may have at any time against any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance (or any Person for whom any such beneficiary or any such transferee may be acting), the L/C-BA Issuer or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or by such Letter of Credit or payment on such Bankers’ Acceptance or any agreement or instrument relating thereto, or any unrelated transaction;

 

(iii)          any draft, demand, certificate or other document presented under such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect; or any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance;

 

(iv)          any payment by the L/C-BA Issuer under such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance against presentation of a draft or certificate that does not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance; or any payment made by the L/C-BA Issuer under such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance to any Person purporting to be a trustee in bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession, assignee for the benefit of creditors, liquidator, receiver or other representative of or successor to any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, including any arising in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law; or

 

(v)           any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, including any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a defense available to, or a discharge of, any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.

 

Each of the Borrowing Agent and the applicable Borrower shall promptly examine a copy of each Letter of Credit and each amendment thereto, and each Bankers’ Acceptance, that is delivered to it and, in the event of any claim of noncompliance with the Borrowing Agent’s instructions or other irregularity, the Borrowing Agent or the applicable Borrower will immediately notify the L/C-BA Issuer.  Each of the applicable Borrower and the Borrowing Agent shall be conclusively deemed to have waived any such claim against any L/C-BA Issuer and its correspondents unless such notice is given as aforesaid.

 

(g)           Role of L/C-BA Issuer.  Each Revolving Lender and each of the Borrowers agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit or making any payment under a Bankers’ Acceptance, the L/C-BA Issuer shall not have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document.  None of the L/C-BA Issuer, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of the L/C-BA Issuer shall be liable to any Revolving Lender for (i) any action taken or omitted in connection herewith at the request or with the approval of the Revolving Lenders or the Required Revolving Lenders, as applicable; (ii) any action taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct; or (iii) the due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit, Bankers’

 

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Acceptance or Issuer Document.  Subject to Section 2.17(b), the Borrowers hereby jointly and severally assume all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided, however, that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude the Borrowers’ pursuing such rights and remedies as any of them may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement.  None of the L/C-BA Issuer, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of the L/C-BA Issuer shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (v) of Section 2.03(f); provided, however, that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, the Borrowers or Restricted Subsidiaries for whose benefit such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance was issued may have a claim against the L/C-BA Issuer, and the L/C-BA Issuer may be liable to such Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by such Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary which such Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary proves were caused by the L/C-BA Issuer’s willful misconduct or gross negligence or the L/C-BA Issuer’s willful failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of a sight draft and certificate(s) strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit or to honor any Bankers’ Acceptance presented for payment in strict compliance with its terms and conditions.  In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, the L/C-BA Issuer may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and the L/C-BA Issuer shall not be responsible for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign a Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason.

 

(h)           Applicability of ISP and UCP.  Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the L/C-BA Issuer and the Borrowing Agent when a Letter of Credit is issued (including any such agreement applicable to an Existing Letter of Credit), (i) the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit, and (ii) the rules of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, as most recently published by the International Chamber of Commerce at the time of issuance shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit.

 

(i)            Letter of Credit Fees.  The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender in accordance with its Applicable Revolving Percentage a Letter of Credit fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) (i) for each commercial Letter of Credit equal to 0.250% per annum times the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit, and (ii) for each standby Letter of Credit equal to the Applicable Rate times the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit; provided, however, any Letter of Credit Fees otherwise payable for the account of a Defaulting Lender with respect to any Letter of Credit as to which such Defaulting Lender has not provided Cash Collateral satisfactory to the L/C-BA Issuer pursuant to Section 2.15 shall be payable, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable Law, to the other Revolving Lenders in accordance with the upward adjustments in their respective Applicable Revolving Percentages allocable to such Letter of Credit pursuant to Section 2.16(a)(iv), with the balance of such fee, if any, payable to the L/C-BA Issuer for its own account.  For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.07.  Letter of Credit Fees shall be (i) due and payable on the first Business Day after the end of each

 

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March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Maturity Date and thereafter on demand and (ii) computed on a quarterly basis in arrears.  If there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the daily amount available to be drawn under each standby Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, upon the request of the Required Revolving Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, all Letter of Credit Fees shall accrue at the Default Rate.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, WFS Europe and WFS Singapore shall have no obligation to pay any Letter of Credit Fee in connection with Letters of Credit issued solely for the account of WFS or any Domestic Subsidiary.

 

(j)            BA Fees.  The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender in accordance with its Applicable Revolving Percentage a Bankers’ Acceptance fee (the “BA Fee”) equal to the Bankers’ Acceptance Rate plus the Applicable Rate times the maximum stated amount of all then outstanding Bankers’ Acceptances.  BA Fees shall be (i) due and payable on the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Bankers’ Acceptance, on the Maturity Date and thereafter on demand and (ii) computed on a quarterly basis in arrears.  If there is any change in the Bankers’ Acceptance Rate or the Applicable Rate for Bankers’ Acceptances during any quarter, the maximum stated amount of all outstanding Bankers’ Acceptances shall be computed and multiplied by the Bankers’ Acceptance Rate or Applicable Rate, as applicable, separately for each period during such quarter that such Bankers’ Acceptance Rate or Applicable Rate, as applicable, was in effect.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, upon the request of the Required Revolving Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, all BA Fees shall accrue at the Default Rate.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, WFS Europe and WFS Singapore shall have no obligation to pay any BA Fee in connection with Bankers’ Acceptances issued solely for the account of WFS or any Domestic Subsidiary.

 

(k)           Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to L/C-BA Issuer.  The Borrowers shall pay directly to the L/C-BA Issuer for its own account a fronting fee (i) with respect to each commercial Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, at the rate specified therefor, with respect to Bank of America, in the BofA Fee Letter, computed on the amount of such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, as applicable, and payable upon the issuance thereof, (ii) with respect to any amendment of a commercial Letter of Credit increasing the amount of such Letter of Credit, at a rate separately agreed between the Borrowing Agent and the L/C-BA Issuer, computed on the amount of such increase, and payable upon the effectiveness of such amendment, (iii) with respect to each standby Letter of Credit, at the rate per annum specified with respect to Bank of America, in the BofA Fee Letter, computed on the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit on a quarterly basis in arrears.  Such fronting fee shall be due and payable on the tenth Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December in respect of the most recently-ended quarterly period (or portion thereof, in the case of the first payment), commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, as applicable, on the Maturity Date and thereafter on demand.  For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance

 

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with Section 1.07.  In addition, the Borrowers shall pay directly to the L/C-BA Issuer for its own account the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of the L/C-BA Issuer relating to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptances as from time to time in effect.  Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable on demand and are nonrefundable.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, WFS Europe and WFS Singapore shall have no obligation to pay any fronting fee or customary processing fee (including standard costs and charges) in connection with Letters of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptances issued solely for the account of WFS or any Domestic Subsidiary.

 

(l)            Conflict with Issuer Documents.  In the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Issuer Document, the terms hereof shall control.

 

(m)          Letters of Credit Issued for Subsidiaries.  Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of, or is for the account of, a Restricted Subsidiary, WFS shall be obligated to reimburse the L/C-BA Issuer hereunder for any and all drawings under such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, and WFS Europe and WFS Singapore shall be obligated to reimburse the L/C-BA Issuer hereunder for any and all drawings or payments under each Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance issued for their own account or for the account of any other Foreign Subsidiary.  Each Borrower hereby acknowledges that the issuance of Letters of Credit and/or Bankers’ Acceptances for the account of Restricted Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of the Borrowers, and that the Borrowers’ business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

2.04        Swing Line Loans.

 

(a)           The Swing Line.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swing Line Lender, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Revolving Lenders set forth in this Section 2.04, may in its sole discretion make loans (each such loan, a “Swing Line Loan”) to the Borrowers from time to time on any Business Day during the Availability Period in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of the Swing Line Sublimit, notwithstanding the fact that such Swing Line Loans, when aggregated with the Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Loans and L/C-BA Obligations of the Swing Line Lender, may exceed the amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Swing Line Loan, (i) the Total Revolving Outstandings shall not exceed the Aggregate Revolving Commitments, and (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Loans of any Revolving Lender (other than the Swing Line Lender), plus such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C-BA Obligations, plus such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment, and provided, further, that the Borrowers shall not use the proceeds of any Swing Line Loan to refinance any outstanding Swing Line Loan.  Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrowers may borrow under this Section 2.04, prepay under Section 2.05, and reborrow under this Section 2.04.  Each Swing Line Loan shall be a Base Rate Loan.  Immediately upon the making of a Swing Line Loan, each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the Swing Line Lender a risk participation in such

 

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Swing Line Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage times the amount of such Swing Line Loan.

 

(b)           Borrowing Procedures.  Each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made upon the Borrowing Agent’s irrevocable notice to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone. Each such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. on the requested borrowing date, and shall specify (i) the amount to be borrowed, which shall be a minimum of $500,000, and (ii) the requested borrowing date, which shall be a Business Day.  Each such telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent of a written Swing Line Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowing Agent.  Promptly after receipt by the Swing Line Lender of any telephonic Swing Line Loan Notice, the Swing Line Lender will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has also received such Swing Line Loan Notice and, if not, the Swing Line Lender will notify the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) of the contents thereof.  Unless the Swing Line Lender has received notice (by telephone or in writing) from the Administrative Agent (including at the request of any Revolving Lender) prior to 2:00 p.m. on the date of the proposed Swing Line Borrowing (A) directing the Swing Line Lender not to make such Swing Line Loan as a result of the limitations set forth in the first proviso to the first sentence of Section 2.04(a), or (B) that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Article IV is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Lender will, not later than 3:00 p.m. on the borrowing date specified in such Swing Line Loan Notice, make the amount of its Swing Line Loan available to the Borrowing Agent at its office either by (i) crediting the account of the Borrowing Agent on the books of the Swing Line Lender in immediately available funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrowing Agent.

 

(c)           Refinancing of Swing Line Loans.

 

(i)            The Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole discretion may request, on behalf of the Borrowing Agent (which hereby irrevocably authorizes the Swing Line Lender to so request on its behalf), that each Revolving Lender make a Base Rate Loan in an amount equal to such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the amount of Swing Line Loans then outstanding.  Such request shall be made in writing (which written request shall be deemed to be a Committed Loan Notice for purposes hereof) and in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.02, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified therein for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  The Swing Line Lender shall furnish the Borrowing Agent with a copy of the applicable Committed Loan Notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent.  Each Revolving Lender shall make an amount equal to its Applicable Revolving Percentage of the amount specified in such Committed Loan Notice available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds (and the Administrative Agent may apply Cash Collateral available with respect to the applicable Swing Line Loan) for the account of the Swing Line Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 1:00 p.m. on the day specified in such

 

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Committed Loan Notice, whereupon, subject to Section 2.04(c)(ii), each Revolving Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the Borrowers in such amount.  The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the Swing Line Lender.

 

(ii)           If for any reason any Swing Line Loan cannot be refinanced by such a Revolving Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.04(c)(i), the request for Base Rate Loans submitted by the Swing Line Lender as set forth herein shall be deemed to be a request by the Swing Line Lender that each of the Revolving Lenders fund its risk participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan and each Revolving Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.04(c)(i) shall be deemed payment in respect of such participation.

 

(iii)          If any Revolving Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender any amount required to be paid by such Revolving Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.04(c) by the time specified in Section 2.04(c)(i), the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Revolving Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the Swing Line Lender at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Swing Line Lender in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Swing Line Lender in connection with the foregoing.  If such Revolving Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Loan included in the relevant Revolving Borrowing or funded participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan, as the case may be.  A certificate of the Swing Line Lender submitted to any Revolving Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

(iv)          Each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans or to purchase and fund risk participations in Swing Line Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Revolving Lender may have against the Swing Line Lender, the Borrowers or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  No such funding of risk participations shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrowers to repay Swing Line Loans, together with interest as provided herein.

 

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(d)           Repayment of Participations.

 

(i)            At any time after any Revolving Lender has purchased and funded a risk participation in a Swing Line Loan, if the Swing Line Lender receives any payment on account of such Swing Line Loan, the Swing Line Lender will distribute to such Revolving Lender its Applicable Revolving Percentage thereof in the same funds as those received by the Swing Line Lender.

 

(ii)           If any payment received by the Swing Line Lender in respect of principal or interest on any Swing Line Loan is required to be returned by the Swing Line Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Swing Line Lender in its discretion), each Revolving Lender shall pay to the Swing Line Lender its Applicable Revolving Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate.  The Administrative Agent will make such demand upon the request of the Swing Line Lender.  The obligations of the Revolving Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

 

(e)           Interest for Account of Swing Line Lender.  The Swing Line Lender shall be responsible for invoicing the Borrowers for interest on the Swing Line Loans.  Until each Revolving Lender funds its Base Rate Loan or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.04 to refinance such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of any Swing Line Loan, interest in respect of such Applicable Revolving Percentage shall be solely for the account of the Swing Line Lender.

 

(f)            Payments Directly to Swing Line Lender.  The Borrowers shall make all payments of principal and interest in respect of the Swing Line Loans directly to the Swing Line Lender.

 

2.05        Prepayments.

 

(a)           The Borrowers may, upon notice (which notice may be by telephone and immediately confirmed in writing) from the Borrowing Agent to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Term Loans and Revolving Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (i) such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (A) three Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans and (B) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (ii) any prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof; (iii) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding; and (iv) subject to Section 2.05(e), any prepayment of Term Loans shall be applied to the Singapore Term Loans and the Domestic Term Loans on a pro rata basis, based upon the Outstanding Amounts thereof.  Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment, whether the Loans to be repaid are Term Loans or Revolving Loans and the Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid and, if Eurodollar Rate Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Loans.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s ratable portion of such prepayment (based upon such Lenders’

 

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Applicable Percentage in respect of the relevant Facility).  If such notice is given by the Borrowing Agent, the Borrowers shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein; provided, however, in the case of a prepayment in anticipation of a refinancing of all or a portion of a Facility, any such notice may state that it is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrowing Agent (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified date) if such condition is not satisfied.  Any prepayment of a Eurodollar Rate Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05.  Each prepayment of the outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(a) shall be applied to the principal repayment installments thereof in inverse order of maturity.  Subject to Section 2.16, each such prepayment shall be applied to the Loans of the Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages in respect of the relevant Facilities.

 

(b)           The Borrowers may, upon notice from the Borrowing Agent to the Swing Line Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), at any time or from time to time, voluntarily prepay Swing Line Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (i) such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date of the prepayment, and (ii) any such prepayment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $100,000.  Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment.  If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrowers shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.

 

(c)           [Reserved.]

 

(d)           Mandatory Prepayments.  Subject to Section 2.05(e):

 

(i)            Dispositions of Assets.  If any Loan Party or any of their respective Restricted Subsidiaries Disposes of any properties or assets (other than any Disposition of any properties or assets permitted by any of Sections 7.05) in a single or series of related transactions which results in the realization by such Person of Net Cash Proceeds in excess of the Threshold Amount that has not been previously applied to mandatory prepayment, an aggregate principal amount of Loans equal to 100% of the amount of all such Net Cash Proceeds shall be prepaid promptly (but in any case within fifteen (15) Business Days) after receipt thereof by such Loan Party or Restricted Subsidiary and the expiration of the reinvestment period applicable thereto as specified in the proviso to the following sentence.  The Borrowing Agent shall provide Administrative Agent upon not less than three (3) Business Days’ prior written notice of each such prepayment, which notice shall include a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrowing Agent setting forth in reasonable detail the calculations utilized in computing the Net Cash Proceeds of such Disposition or Dispositions; provided that the amount of Net Cash Proceeds otherwise resulting from any Disposition shall be computed net of cash amounts utilized by WFS or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries within two hundred seventy (270) days of such Disposition to purchase replacement or other assets useful to the operation of the business of WFS or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (or the 90th day after expiry of such

 

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270-day period if WFS or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has entered into a legally binding commitment to utilize such proceeds in accordance with the foregoing).

 

(ii)           Indebtedness.  Within fifteen (15) Business Days after receipt of proceeds from each private or public issuance or incurrence of any Loan Party or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries of any Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness permitted by Section 7.03), an aggregate principal amount of Loans equal to 100% of all Net Cash Proceeds received therefrom shall be prepaid.  The Borrowing Agent shall provide Administrative Agent upon not less than three (3) Business Days’ prior written notice of each such prepayment, which notice shall include a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrowing Agent setting forth in reasonable detail the calculations utilized in computing the Net Cash Proceeds of such issuance or incurrence.

 

(iii)          Extraordinary Receipts.  Within fifteen (15) Business Days of any Extraordinary Receipt in excess of the Threshold Amount received by or paid to or for the account of any Loan Party or any of their respective Restricted Subsidiaries and the expiration of any reinvestment period applicable thereto as specified in the proviso to the following sentence, an aggregate principal amount of Loans equal to 100% of all Net Cash Proceeds received therefrom shall be prepaid.  The Borrowing Agent shall provide Administrative Agent upon not less than three (3) Business Days’ prior written notice of each such prepayment, which notice shall include a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrowing Agent setting forth in reasonable detail the calculations utilized in computing the Net Cash Proceeds of such Extraordinary Receipt; provided that the amount of Net Cash Proceeds otherwise resulting from any Extraordinary Receipts shall be computed net of cash amounts utilized by WFS or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries within two hundred seventy (270) days of receipt of such Extraordinary Receipts to acquire replacement assets for, restore or make repairs to, the affected assets giving rise to such Extraordinary Receipts (or the 90th day after expiry of such 270-day period if WFS or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has entered into a legally binding commitment to utilize such proceeds in accordance with the foregoing).

 

(iv)          Overadvances.  If the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrowing Agent that the Total Revolving Outstandings at such time exceed the Aggregate Revolving Commitments then in effect, the Borrowers shall immediately prepay Revolving Loans and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C-BA Obligations in an aggregate amount equal to such excess; provided, however, that the Borrowers shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the L/C-BA Obligations pursuant to this Section 2.05(c) unless after the prepayment in full of the Revolving Loans and Swing Line Loans the Total Revolving Outstandings exceed the Aggregate Revolving Commitments then in effect.

 

Each prepayment of Loans pursuant to clauses (i) through (iii) of this Section 2.05(d) shall be applied first to the repayment of the principal amount of the Domestic Term Loan and the Singapore Term Loan, on a pro rata basis, (to be applied to the principal repayment installments of each of the Domestic Term Loans and the Singapore Term Loans in inverse order of maturity), and second to the repayment of the principal amount of Revolving Loans then outstanding (without any reduction of the Revolving Commitments). Amounts to be applied pursuant to this Section 2.05 to the prepayment of Revolving Loans or the Domestic Term Loans

 

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and Singapore Term Loans shall be applied, as applicable, first to reduce outstanding Base Rate Loans.  Any amounts remaining after each such application shall be applied to prepay Eurodollar Rate Loans.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the amount of any prepayment of Loans required under this Section 2.05 shall be in excess of the amount of the outstanding Base Rate Loans, only the portion of the amount of such prepayment as is equal to the amount of such outstanding Base Rate Loans shall be immediately prepaid and, at the election of Borrower, the balance of such required prepayment shall be either (A) deposited in a collateral account and applied to the prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans on the last day of the then next-expiring Interest Period therefor (with all interest accruing thereon for the account of Borrower) or (B) prepaid immediately, together with any amounts owing to the Lenders under Section 3.05.  Notwithstanding any such deposit in a collateral account, interest shall continue to accrue on such Eurodollar Rate Loans until prepayment.

 

(e)           No Effect on Obligations of WFS Europe or WFS Singapore.  In accordance with Section 2.17, the obligations of each of WFS Europe and WFS Singapore with respect to prepayment of Loans shall not exceed their respective share of the obligations in respect of the Loans to which such prepayment is to be applied.

 

2.06        Termination or Reduction of Commitments.

 

(a)           Optional.  The Borrowing Agent may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, terminate the Aggregate Revolving Commitments, or from time to time permanently reduce the Aggregate Revolving Commitments; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. five Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $10,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, (iii) the Borrowing Agent shall not terminate or reduce the Aggregate Revolving Commitments if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Total Revolving Outstandings would exceed the Aggregate Revolving Commitments, and (iv) if, after giving effect to any reduction of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments, the L/C-BA Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit exceeds the amount of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments, the applicable sublimit shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Revolving Lenders of any such notice of termination or reduction of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments.  Any reduction of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments shall be applied to the Revolving Commitment of each Revolving Lender according to its Applicable Revolving Percentage.  All fees accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

 

(b)           Mandatory.  (i) The aggregate Domestic Term Loan Commitments shall be automatically and permanently reduced to zero on the date of the Domestic Term Loan Borrowing, and the aggregate Singapore Term Loan Commitments shall automatically and permanently be reduced to zero on the date of the Singapore Term Loan Borrowing.

 

(ii)           If after giving effect to any reduction or termination of Revolving Commitments under this Section 2.06, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit exceeds the Aggregate Revolving Commitments at such time, the Letter of

 

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Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit, as the case may be, shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess.

 

(c)           Application of Commitment Reductions; Payment of Fees.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Lenders of any termination or reduction of the Letter of Credit Sublimit, Swing Line Sublimit or the Revolving Commitment under this Section 2.06.  Upon any reduction of the Revolving Commitments, the Revolving Commitment of each Revolving Lender shall be reduced by such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of such reduction amount.  All fees in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Revolving Credit Facility shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

 

2.07        Repayment of Loans.

 

(a)           Domestic Term Loans.  WFS shall repay to the Domestic Term Loan Lenders the aggregate principal amount of all Domestic Term Loans outstanding on the following dates in the respective amounts set forth opposite such dates (which amounts shall be reduced as a result of the application of prepayments in accordance with Section 2.05(d), if applicable, and with the order of priority set forth in Section 2.05):

 

Date

 

Amount

 

March 31, 2012

 

$0

 

June 30, 2012

 

$0

 

September 30, 2012

 

$1,000,000

 

December 31, 2012

 

$1,000,000

 

March 31, 2013

 

$1,000,000

 

June 30, 2013

 

$1,000,000

 

September 30, 2013

 

$2,000,000

 

December 31, 2013

 

$2,000,000

 

March 31, 2014

 

$2,000,000

 

June 30, 2014

 

$2,000,000

 

September 30, 2014

 

$3,000,000

 

December 31, 2014

 

$3,000,000

 

March 31, 2015

 

$3,000,000

 

June 30, 2015

 

$3,000,000

 

September 30, 2015

 

$4,000,000

 

December 31, 2015

 

$4,000,000

 

March 31, 2016

 

$4,000,000

 

June 30, 2016

 

$4,000,000

 

Maturity Date

 

All remaining amounts outstanding

 

 

provided, however, that the final principal repayment installment of the Domestic Term Loans shall be repaid on the Maturity Date for the Domestic Term Loan Facility and in any event shall be in an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of all Domestic Term Loans outstanding.

 

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(b)           Singapore Term Loans.  WFS Singapore shall repay to the Singapore Term Loan Lenders the aggregate principal amount of all Singapore Term Loans outstanding on the following dates in the respective amounts set forth opposite such dates (which amounts shall be reduced as a result of the application of prepayments in accordance with Section 2.05(d), if applicable, and with the order of priority set forth in Section 2.05):

 

Date

 

Amount

 

March 31, 2012

 

$0

 

June 30, 2012

 

$0

 

September 30, 2012

 

$250,000

 

December 31, 2012

 

$250,000

 

March 31, 2013

 

$250,000

 

June 30, 2013

 

$250,000

 

September 30, 2013

 

$500,000

 

December 31, 2013

 

$500,000

 

March 31, 2014

 

$500,000

 

June 30, 2014

 

$500,000

 

September 30, 2014

 

$750,000

 

December 31, 2014

 

$750,000

 

March 31, 2015

 

$750,000

 

June 30, 2015

 

$750,000

 

September 30, 2015

 

$1,000,000

 

December 31, 2015

 

$1,000,000

 

March 31, 2016

 

$1,000,000

 

June 30, 2016

 

$1,000,000

 

Maturity Date

 

All remaining amounts outstanding

 

 

provided, however, that the final principal repayment installment of the Singapore Term Loans shall be repaid on the Maturity Date for the Singapore Term Loan Facility and in any event shall be in an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of all Singapore Term Loans outstanding.

 

(c)           Revolving Loans.  The Borrowers shall repay to the Revolving Lenders on the Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Loans outstanding on such date.

 

(d)           Swing Line Loans.  The Borrowers shall repay each Swing Line Loan on the earlier to occur of (i) the date ten (10) Business Days after such Loan is made and (ii) the Maturity Date.

 

2.08        Interest.

 

(a)           Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) below, (i) each Eurodollar Rate Loan under a Facility shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the Eurodollar Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate for such Eurodollar Rate Loan; (ii) each Base Rate Loan under a Facility shall

 

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bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate for such Base Rate Loan; and (iii) each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate for Base Rate Loans.  Interest shall accrue on the Singapore Term Loans from the Second Amendment Effective Date, notwithstanding that such loan shall not be funded to WFS Singapore until the Business Day immediately following the Second Amendment Effective Date or anything else herein to the contrary.

 

(b)           If any amount of principal of any Loan is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

 

(c)           If any amount (other than principal of any Loan) payable by the Borrowers under any Loan Document is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, then upon the request of the Required Lenders, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

 

(d)           Upon the request of the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, the Borrowers shall pay interest on the principal amount of all outstanding Obligations hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

 

(e)           Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.

 

(f)            Interest on each Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified herein.  Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, WFS Europe and WFS Singapore shall have no obligation to pay interest accrued on Loans advanced solely to WFS (other than Loans advanced to WFS Europe and/or WFS Singapore for their benefit at the request of the Borrowing Agent).

 

2.09        Fees.  In addition to certain fees described in subsections (i), (j) and (k) of Section 2.03:

 

(a)           Commitment Fee.  The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender in accordance with its Applicable Revolving Percentage, a commitment fee equal to the Applicable Rate times the actual daily amount by which the Aggregate Revolving Commitments exceed the sum of (i) the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Loans and (ii) the Outstanding Amount of L/C-BA Obligations, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.16.  The commitment fee shall accrue at all times during the Availability Period, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article IV is not met, and shall be due and payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June,

 

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September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the Closing Date, and on the last day of the Availability Period.  The commitment fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears, and if there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the actual daily amount shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.

 

(b)           Other Fees.  The Borrowers shall pay to each Joint Lead Arranger and the Administrative Agent for their own respective accounts fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the respective Fee Letters.  Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.

 

2.10        Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Rate.

 

(a)           All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans (including Base Rate Loans determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate) shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed.  All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365-day year).  Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 2.12(a), bear interest for one day.  Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

 

(b)           If, as a result of any restatement of or other adjustment to the financial statements of WFS or any Restricted Subsidiary or for any other reason, the Borrowers or the Lenders determine that (i) the Consolidated Leverage Ratio as calculated by the Borrowers as of any applicable date was inaccurate and (ii) a proper calculation of the Consolidated Leverage Ratio would have resulted in higher pricing for such period, the Borrowers shall immediately and retroactively be obligated to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Lenders or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, promptly on demand by the Administrative Agent (or, after the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to the Borrowers under any Debtor Relief Law, automatically and without further action by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer), an amount equal to the excess of the amount of interest and fees that should have been paid for such period over the amount of interest and fees actually paid for such period.  This paragraph shall not limit the rights of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, under Section 2.03(d)(iii), 2.03(i), (j) or (k) or 2.08(b) or under Article VIII.  The Borrowers’ obligations under this paragraph shall survive the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment of all other Obligations hereunder.

 

2.11        Evidence of Debt.

 

(a)           The Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and by the Administrative Agent in the ordinary course of business.  The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each

 

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Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error of the amount of the Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrowers and the interest and payments thereon.  Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrowers hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations.  In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.  Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Revolving Note or a Term Loan Note, as the case may be, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records.  Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.

 

(b)           In addition to the accounts and records referred to in subsection (a), each Lender and the Administrative Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records evidencing the purchases and sales by such Lender of participations in Letters of Credit, Bankers’ Acceptances and Swing Line Loans.  In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by the Administrative Agent and the accounts and records of any Revolving Lender in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.

 

2.12        Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback.

 

(a)           General. All payments to be made by the Borrowers shall be made without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrowers hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars and in immediately available funds not later than 2:00 p.m. on the date specified herein; provided that, for the sake of clarity, all payments made in respect of the Singapore Term Loans shall be made through the Singapore Agent at its Administrative Agent’s Office.  The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Applicable Percentage in respect of the relevant Facility (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office.  All payments received by the Administrative Agent after 2:00 p.m. shall be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue.  If any payment to be made by the Borrowers shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be.

 

(b)           (i)            Funding by Revolving Lenders; Presumption by Administrative Agent.  Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Revolving Lender prior to the proposed date of any Revolving Borrowing of Eurodollar Rate Loans (or, in the case of any Revolving Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to 12:00 noon on the date of such Revolving Borrowing) that such Revolving Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Revolving Lender’s share of such Revolving Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Revolving Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with Section 2.02 (or, in the case of a Revolving Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, that such

 

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Revolving Lender has made such share available in accordance with and at the time required by Section 2.02) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrowers a corresponding amount.  In such event, if a Revolving Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Revolving Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Revolving Lender and the Borrowers severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrowers to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Revolving Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in connection with the foregoing, and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrowers, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans.  If the Borrowers and such Revolving Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrowers the amount of such interest paid by the Borrowers for such period.  If such Revolving Lender pays its share of the applicable Revolving Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Loan included in such Revolving Borrowing.  Any payment by the Borrowers shall not relieve any Revolving Lender of its funding obligations and shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrowers may have against a Revolving Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.

 

(ii)           Payments by Borrowers; Presumptions by Administrative Agent.  Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrowing Agent prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or the L/C-BA Issuer hereunder that the Borrowers will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrowers have made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Appropriate Lenders or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, the amount due.  In such event, if the Borrowers have not in fact made such payment, then each of the Appropriate Lenders or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

 

A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or the Borrowers with respect to any amount owing to the Administrative Agent under this subsection (b) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.

 

(c)           Failure to Satisfy Conditions Precedent.  If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the Borrowers by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article IV are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative

 

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Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.

 

(d)           Obligations of Lenders Several.  The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Term Loans and Revolving Loans, to fund participations in Letters of Credit, Bankers’ Acceptances and Swing Line Loans, as applicable, and to make payments pursuant to Section 10.04(c) are several and not joint.  The failure of any Lender to make any Loan, to fund any such participation or to make any payment under Section 10.04(c) on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Loan, to purchase its participation or to make its payment under Section 10.04(c).

 

(e)           Funding Source.  Nothing herein shall be deemed to obligate any Lender to obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner or to constitute a representation by any Lender that it has obtained or will obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner.

 

2.13        Sharing of Payments by Lenders.  If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of the Loans made by it, or the participations in L/C-BA Obligations or in Swing Line Loans held by it resulting in such Lender’s receiving payment of a proportion of the aggregate amount of such Loans or participations and accrued interest thereon greater than its pro rata share thereof as provided herein, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and subparticipations in L/C-BA Obligations and Swing Line Loans of the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Loans and other amounts owing them, provided that:

 

(i)            if any such participations or subparticipations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations or subparticipations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest;

 

(ii)           the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to (x) any payment made by or on behalf of the Borrowers pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender), (y) the application of Cash Collateral provided for in Section 2.15, or (z) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or subparticipations in L/C-BA Obligations or Swing Line Loans to any assignee or participant, other than an assignment to any Borrower or any Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section shall apply); and

 

(iii)          the provisions of this Section shall be subject to the sharing provisions contained in the Intercreditor Agreement.

 

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Each Loan Party consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under applicable law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against such Loan Party rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Loan Party in the amount of such participation.

 

2.14        Increase in Commitments.

 

(a)           Request for Increase.  Provided there exists no Default, upon notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Revolving Lenders), the Borrowing Agent may from time to time, request an increase in the Aggregate Revolving Commitments by an amount (for all such requests) not exceeding $150,000,000; provided that any such request for an increase shall be in a minimum amount of $25,000,000.  At the time of sending such notice, the Borrowing Agent (in consultation with the Administrative Agent) shall specify the time period within which each Revolving Lender is requested to respond (which shall in no event be less than thirty (30) days from the date of delivery of such notice to the Revolving Lenders).

 

(b)           Revolving Lender Elections to Increase.  Each Revolving Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent within such time period whether or not it agrees to increase its Revolving Commitment and, if so, whether by an amount equal to, greater than, or less than its Applicable Revolving Percentage of such requested increase.  Any Revolving Lender not responding within such time period shall be deemed to have declined to increase its Revolving Commitment.

 

(c)           Notification by Administrative Agent; Additional Revolving Lenders.  The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowing Agent and each Revolving Lender of the Revolving Lenders’ responses to each request made hereunder.  To achieve the full amount of a requested increase and subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent, the L/C-BA Issuer and the Swing Line Lender (which approvals shall not be unreasonably withheld), the Borrowing Agent may also invite additional Eligible Assignees to become Revolving Lenders pursuant to a joinder agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel.

 

(d)           Effective Date and Allocations.  If the Aggregate Revolving Commitments are increased in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent and the Borrowing Agent shall determine the effective date (the “Increase Effective Date”) and the final allocation of such increase.  The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrowing Agent and the Revolving Lenders of the final allocation of such increase and the Increase Effective Date.  For the avoidance of doubt, no increase in the Aggregate Revolving Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.14 shall increase the Swing Line Sublimit or the LC-BA Sublimit.

 

(e)           Conditions to Effectiveness of Increase.  As a condition precedent to such increase, the Borrowing Agent shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of each Loan Party dated as of the Increase Effective Date (in sufficient copies for each Revolving Lender) signed by a Responsible Officer of such Loan Party (i) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such increase, and (ii) certifying that, before and after giving effect to such increase, (A) the representations and warranties contained in Article V, in the case of the Borrowers, and the other Loan Documents,

 

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in the case of each Loan Party party thereto, are true and correct on and as of the Increase Effective Date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.14, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01, and (B) no Default exists.  At the request of the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers shall prepay any Revolving Loans outstanding on the Increase Effective Date (and pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05) to the extent necessary to keep the outstanding Revolving Loans ratable with any revised Applicable Revolving Percentages arising from any nonratable increase in the Revolving Commitments under this Section.

 

(f)            Conflicting Provisions.  This Section shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.13 or  10.01 to the contrary.

 

2.15        Cash Collateral.

 

(a)           Certain Credit Support Events.  Upon the request of the Administrative Agent or the L/C-BA Issuer (i) if the L/C-BA Issuer has honored any full or partial drawing request under any Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance and such drawing has resulted in an L/C-BA Borrowing, or (ii) if, as of the Maturity Date, any L/C-BA Obligation for any reason remains outstanding, the Borrowers shall, in each case, immediately Cash Collateralize the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C-BA Obligations.  At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, immediately upon the request of the Administrative Agent, the L/C-BA Issuer or the Swing Line Lender, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to cover all remaining Fronting Exposure after giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender.

 

(b)           Grant of Security Interest.  All Cash Collateral (other than credit support not constituting funds subject to deposit) shall be maintained in blocked, non-interest bearing deposit accounts at the Administrative Agent.  The Borrowers, and to the extent provided by any Revolving Lender, such Revolving Lender, hereby grant to (and subjects to the control of) the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the L/C-BA Issuer and the Revolving Lenders (including the Swing Line Lender), and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein, and all other property so provided as collateral pursuant hereto, and in all proceeds of the foregoing, all as security for the obligations to which such Cash Collateral may be applied pursuant to Section 2.15(c).  If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that Cash Collateral is subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the applicable Fronting Exposure and other obligations secured thereby (after giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv)), the Borrowers or the relevant Defaulting Lender will, promptly upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay or provide to the Administrative Agent additional Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency.

 

(c)           Application.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under any of this Section 2.15 or Sections 2.03, 2.04, 2.05,

 

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2.16 or 8.02 in respect of Letters of Credit, Bankers’ Acceptances or Swing Line Loans shall be held and applied to the satisfaction of the specific L/C-BA Obligations, Swing Line Loans, obligations to fund participations therein (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) and other obligations for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may be provided for herein.

 

(d)           Release.  Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce Fronting Exposure or other obligations shall be released promptly following (i) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure or other obligations giving rise thereto (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Revolving Lender (or, as appropriate, its assignee following compliance with Section 10.06(b)(vi))) or (ii) the Administrative Agent’s good faith determination that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided, however, (x) that Cash Collateral furnished by or on behalf of a Loan Party shall not be released during the continuance of a Default or Event of Default (and following application as provided in this Section 2.15 may be otherwise applied in accordance with Section 8.03), and (y) the Person providing Cash Collateral and the L/C-BA Issuer or Swing Line Lender, as applicable, may agree that Cash Collateral shall not be released but instead held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations.

 

2.16        Defaulting Lenders.

 

(a)           Adjustments.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as that Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by applicable Law:

 

(i)            Waivers and Amendments.  That Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in Section 10.01.

 

(ii)           Reallocation of Payments.  Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of that Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article VIII or otherwise, and including any amounts made available to the Administrative Agent by that Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 10.08), shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by that Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, if such Defaulting Lender is a Revolving Lender, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by that Defaulting Lender to the L/C-BA Issuer or Swing Line Lender hereunder; third, if such Defaulting Lenders is a Revolving Lender and if so determined by the Administrative Agent or requested by the L/C-BA Issuer or Swing Line Lender, to be held as Cash Collateral for future funding obligations of that Defaulting Lender of any participation in any Swing Line Loan, Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance; fourth, as the Borrowing Agent may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrowing Agent, to be held in a non-

 

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interest bearing deposit account and released in order to satisfy obligations of that Defaulting Lender to fund Loans under this Agreement; sixth, in the case of a Defaulting Lender under any Facility, to the payment of any amounts owing to the other Lenders under such Facility (in the case of the Revolving Credit Facility, including the L/C-BA Issuer or Swing Line Lender) as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender under such Facility (in the case of the Revolving Credit Facility, including the L/C-BA Issuer or Swing Line Lender), against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrowers as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrowers against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to that Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans under any Facility or L/C-BA Borrowings in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share and (y) such Loans or L/C-BA Borrowings were made at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and L/C-BA Borrowings owed to, all non-Defaulting Lenders under the applicable Facility on a pro rata basis (and ratably among all applicable Facilities computed in accordance with the Defaulting Lenders’ respective funding deficiencies) prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or L/C-BA Borrowings owed to, that Defaulting Lender under the applicable Facility.  Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.16(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by that Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.

 

(iii)          Certain Fees.  That Defaulting Lender (x) shall not be entitled to receive any commitment fee pursuant to Section 2.09(a) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrowers shall (x) not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to that Defaulting Lender) and (y) shall be limited in its right to receive Letter of Credit Fees as provided in Section 2.03(i) and BA Fees as provided in Section 2.03(j).

 

(iv)          Reallocation of Applicable Revolving Percentages to Reduce Fronting Exposure.  During any period in which a Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender, for purposes of computing the amount of the obligation of each Revolving Lender that is a non-Defaulting Lender to acquire, refinance or fund participations in Letters of Credit, Bankers’ Acceptances or Swing Line Loans pursuant to Sections 2.03 and 2.04, the “Applicable Revolving Percentage” of each such non-Defaulting Lender shall be computed without giving effect to the Revolving Commitment of that Defaulting Lender; provided, that, (i) each such reallocation shall be given effect only if, at the date the applicable Revolving Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, no Default or Event of Default exists; and (ii) the aggregate obligation of each Revolving Lender that is a non-Defaulting Lender to acquire, refinance or fund participations in Letters of Credit, Bankers’ Acceptances and Swing Line Loans shall not exceed the positive difference, if

 

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any, of (1) the Revolving Commitment of that non-Defaulting Lender minus (2) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Loans of that Revolving Lender.

 

(b)           Defaulting Lender Cure.  If the Borrowing Agent, the Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and the L/C-BA Issuer agree in writing in their sole discretion that a Defaulting Lender under any Facility should no longer be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any Cash Collateral), that Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders under such Facility or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Loans under such Facility and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit, Bankers’ Acceptances and Swing Line Loans to be held on a pro rata basis by the Lenders under such Facility in accordance with their Applicable Percentages (without giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv)), whereupon that Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrowers while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.

 

2.17        Joint and Several Obligations.

 

(a)           To the extent that this Agreement provides that any Obligations hereunder are joint and several, such joint and several obligations shall be absolute and unconditional and shall remain in full force and effect until the entire principal, interest, penalties, premiums and late charges, if any, on this Agreement and all additional payments, if any, due pursuant to any other Loan Document shall have been paid and, until such payment has been made, shall not be discharged, affected, modified or impaired upon the happening from time to time of any event, including, without limitation, any of the following (subject to the provisions of applicable law), whether or not with notice to or the consent of any of the Borrowers;

 

(b)           the waiver, compromise, settlement, release, termination or amendment (including, without limitation, any extension or postponement of the time for payment or performance or renewal or refinancing) of any or all of the Obligations or agreements of any of the Borrowers hereunder or any other Loan Document;

 

(c)           the failure to give notice to any or all of the Borrowers of the occurrence of a default under the terms and provisions of this Agreement or any other Loan Document;

 

(d)           the release, substitution or exchange by the holder of this Agreement of any collateral securing any of the Obligations (whether with or without consideration) or the acceptance by the holder of this Agreement of any additional collateral or the availability or claimed availability of any other collateral or source of repayment or any non-perfection or other impairment of any collateral;

 

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(e)           the release of any person primarily or secondarily liable for all or any part of the Obligations, whether by Administrative Agent or any other holder of this Agreement or in connection with any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution, receivership, insolvency, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors or similar event or proceeding affecting any or all of the Borrowers or any other person or entity who, or any of whose property, shall at the time in question be obligated in respect of the Obligations or any part thereof; or

 

(f)            to the extent permitted by law, any other event, occurrence, action or circumstance that would, in the absence of this clause, result in the release or discharge of any or all of the Borrowers from the performance or observance of any obligation, covenant or agreement contained in this Agreement.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any Loan Document, but without limiting the generality of Section 2.17(a), it is agreed and understood that (1) WFS shall be jointly and severally liable for all Obligations arising hereunder and (2) each of WFS Europe and WFS Singapore shall only be jointly and severally liable for all Obligations of WFS Europe and WFS Singapore, including without limitation all Loans, L/C—BA Obligations and other Obligations made to either or both of them.

 

2.18        Borrowing Agent.  To facilitate Borrowings by WFS Europe and WFS Singapore, each of which is an entity organized outside of the United States, each of WFS Europe and WFS Singapore appoints WFS as its Borrowing Agent with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility and the Domestic Term Loan Facility.  As the context may require, references to the Borrowing Agent in giving and receiving certain notices, requests and other documents in connection herewith shall be deemed to refer to WFS so acting on its own behalf as a Borrower.  Each of the WFS Europe and WFS Singapore hereby directs the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender and the L/C-BA Issuer, as applicable, to disburse the proceeds of each Loan, and to issue Letters of Credit and Bankers’ Acceptances, to or at the direction of the Borrowing Agent, and such distribution will, in all circumstances, be deemed to be made to each such Borrower.  Each of WFS Europe and WFS Singapore hereby irrevocably designates, appoints, authorizes and directs the Borrowing Agent (including each Responsible Officer of the Borrowing Agent) to act on behalf of such Borrower with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility for the purposes set forth in this Section 2.18, and to act on behalf of such Borrower for purposes of any Request for Credit Extension of such Borrower and the giving and receiving all notices and certifications under this Agreement or any other Loan Document and otherwise for taking all other action contemplated to be taken by the Borrowing Agent (including each Responsible Officer of the Borrowing Agent) hereunder or under any other Loan Document.  Each of the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender and the L/C-BA Issuer, as applicable, is entitled to rely and act on the instructions of the Borrowing Agent, by and through any Responsible Officer of the Borrowing Agent, on behalf of each of WFS Europe and WFS Singapore.  Notwithstanding any provision of this Section 2.18 to the contrary, the Borrowing Agent shall not have the authority to request on behalf of any of WFS Europe and WFS Singapore the issuance of Letters of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptances, unless such Borrower for whose benefit such Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance is requested has joined in the execution of the Letter of Credit Application or Bankers’ Acceptance Request, as applicable, relating thereto.  This Section 2.18 shall survive the resignation of the Administrative Agent or

 

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of the L/C-BA Issuer, the replacement of any Lender, the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.

 

ARTICLE III.  TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

 

3.01        Taxes.

 

(a)           Payments Free of Taxes; Obligation to Withhold; Payments on Account of Taxes.  Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Borrowers hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall to the extent permitted by applicable Laws be made free and clear of and without reduction or withholding for any Taxes.  If, however, applicable Laws require the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to withhold or deduct any Tax, such Tax shall be withheld or deducted in accordance with such Laws as determined by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, upon the basis of the information and documentation to be delivered pursuant to subsection (e) below.  If the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent shall be required by Law to withhold or deduct any Taxes, including without limitation United States Federal backup withholding and withholding taxes, from any payment, then (A) the Administrative Agent shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by the Administrative Agent to be required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) the Administrative Agent shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable Law, and (C) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes, the sum payable by the Borrowers shall be increased as necessary so that after any required withholding or the making of all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section) the Administrative Agent, Lender or L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.

 

(b)           Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrower.  Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) above, the Borrowers shall timely pay any Other Taxes to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable Laws.

 

(c)           Tax Indemnifications.

 

(i)            Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) above, the Borrowers shall, and do hereby, indemnify the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the L/C-BA Issuer, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 30 days (or, in the case of Other Taxes that are goods and services, value-added or similar Taxes, three Business Days) after written demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) withheld or deducted by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent or paid by the Administrative Agent, such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, and any penalties, interest and reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  The Borrowers shall also, and do hereby, indemnify the Administrative Agent, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 30 days after

 

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written demand therefor, for any amount which a Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer for any reason fails to pay indefeasibly to the Administrative Agent as required by clause (ii) of this subsection.  A certificate as to the amount of any such payment or liability delivered to the Borrowers by a Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, shall be conclusive absent manifest error; provided, however, that no Borrower shall be required to provide indemnification under this paragraph for any payment or liability incurred more than six months prior to the date that such certificate is delivered.

 

(ii)           Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) above, each Lender and the L/C-BA Issuer shall, and do hereby, indemnify the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 30 days after written demand therefor, against any and all Taxes and any and all related losses, claims, liabilities, penalties, interest and expenses (including the fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent) incurred by or asserted against the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent by any Governmental Authority as a result of the failure by such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, to deliver, or as a result of the inaccuracy, inadequacy or deficiency of, any documentation required to be delivered by such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, to the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent pursuant to subsection (e).  Each Lender and the L/C-BA Issuer hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this clause (ii).  The agreements in this clause (ii) shall survive the resignation and/or replacement of the Administrative Agent, any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.

 

(d)           Evidence of Payments.  Upon request by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, after any payment of Taxes by the Borrowers or by the Administrative Agent to a Governmental Authority as provided in this Section 3.01, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent or the Administrative Agent shall deliver to the Borrower, as the case may be, the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of any return required by Laws to report such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be.

 

(e)           Status of Lenders; Tax Documentation.

 

(i)            Each Lender shall deliver to the Borrowers and to the Administrative Agent, at the time or times prescribed by applicable Laws or when reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation prescribed by applicable Laws or by the taxing authorities of any jurisdiction and such other reasonably requested information as will permit the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, to determine (A) whether or not

 

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payments made hereunder or under any other Loan Document are subject to Taxes, (B) if applicable, the required rate of withholding or deduction, and (C) such Lender’s entitlement to any available exemption from, or reduction of, applicable Taxes in respect of all payments to be made to such Lender by the Borrowers pursuant to this Agreement or otherwise to establish such Lender’s status for withholding tax purposes in the applicable jurisdiction.

 

(ii)           Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if any Borrower is resident for tax purposes in the United States,

 

(A)          any Lender that is a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code shall deliver to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent duly completed and executed originals of Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 or such other documentation or information prescribed by applicable Laws or reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements; and

 

(B)          each Foreign Lender that is entitled under the Code or any applicable treaty to an exemption from or reduction of withholding tax with respect to payments hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the request of the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, but only if such Foreign Lender is legally entitled to do so), whichever of the following is applicable:

 

(I)            duly completed and executed originals of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN claiming eligibility for benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party,

 

(II)          duly completed and executed originals of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI,

 

(III)        duly completed and executed originals of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8IMY and all required supporting documentation,

 

(IV)         in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not (A) a “bank” within the meaning of section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (B) a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrowers within the meaning of section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or (C) a “controlled foreign corporation” described in section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code and (y) duly completed and executed originals of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN, or

 

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(V)          duly completed and executed originals of any other form prescribed by applicable Laws as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in United States Federal withholding tax together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable Laws to permit the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made.

 

(iii)          If any payment made pursuant to this Agreement to any Lender, the L/C Issuer or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation under this Agreement would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such recipient were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), each such Lender, the L/C Issuer or other recipient shall deliver to the Borrowing Agent and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrowing Agent or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrowing Agent or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrowing Agent and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such recipient has complied with such recipient’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.

 

(iv)          Each Lender, the L/C Issuer and any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation under this Agreement agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 3.01(e) expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrowing Agent and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

 

(v)           Each Lender shall promptly (A) notify the Borrowing Agent and the Administrative Agent in writing of any change in circumstances which would modify or render invalid any claimed exemption or reduction, and (B) deliver to the Borrowing Agent and to the Administrative Agent such duly completed and executed documentation prescribed by applicable Laws as will permit payments hereunder or under any other Loan Document to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding and take such other steps as shall not be materially disadvantageous to it, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, and as may be reasonably necessary (including the re-designation of its Lending Office) to avoid any requirement of applicable Laws of any jurisdiction that the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent make any withholding or deduction for taxes from amounts payable to such Lender.

 

(f)            Treatment of Certain Refunds.  Unless required by applicable Laws, at no time shall the Administrative Agent have any obligation to file for or otherwise pursue on behalf of a Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, or have any obligation to pay to any Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, any refund of Taxes withheld or deducted from funds paid for the account of such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be.  If the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C-BA

 

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Issuer determines, in its sole discretion, that it has received a refund of any Taxes or Other Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by the Borrowers or with respect to which the Borrowers has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section, it shall pay to the Borrowers an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by the Borrowers under this Section with respect to the Taxes or Other Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent, such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund), provided that the Borrower, upon the request of the Administrative Agent, such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, agrees to repay the amount paid over to the Borrowers (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Administrative Agent, such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer in the event the Administrative Agent, such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority.  This subsection shall not be construed to require the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to its taxes that it deems confidential) to the Borrowers or any other Person.

 

3.02        Illegality.  If any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars in the London interbank market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrowing Agent through the Administrative Agent, (i) any obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurodollar Rate Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be suspended, and (ii) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Base Rate Loans the interest rate on which is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrowing Agent that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist.  Upon receipt of such notice, (x) the Borrowers shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), convert all Eurodollar Rate Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans (the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate), either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans and (y) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate, the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Base Rate applicable to such Lender without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component thereof until the Administrative Agent is advised in writing by such Lender that it is no longer illegal for such Lender to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate.  Upon any such conversion, the Borrowers shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so converted.  If the making or maintaining of both Eurodollar Rate Loans and Base Rate Loans is illegal, with respect to WFS Europe or WFS Singapore, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the

 

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Borrowers shall negotiate in good faith to agree on an alternate cost of funds plus an applicable margin.

 

3.03        Inability to Determine Rates.  If the Required Facility Lenders determine that for any reason in connection with any request for a Eurodollar Rate Loan or a conversion to or continuation thereof that (a) Dollar deposits are not being offered to banks in the London interbank eurodollar market for the applicable amount and Interest Period of such Eurodollar Rate Loan, (b) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan or in connection with an existing or proposed Base Rate Loan, or (c) the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Loan, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrowing Agent and each Lender.  Thereafter, (x) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be suspended, and (y) in the event of a determination described in the preceding sentence with respect to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, the utilization of the Eurodollar Rate component in determining the Base Rate shall be suspended, in each case until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Facility Lenders) revokes such notice.  Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrowing Agent may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Revolving Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in the amount specified therein.  If the Required Facility Lenders determine neither the Eurodollar Rate nor the Base Rate can be determined, with respect to WFS Europe or WFS Singapore, the Administrative Agent, the Required Facility Lenders and the Borrowers shall negotiate in good faith to agree on an alternate cost of funds plus an applicable margin.

 

3.04        Increased Costs; Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans.

 

(a)           Increased Costs Generally.  If any Change in Law shall:

 

(i)            impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement contemplated by Section 3.04(e)) or the L/C-BA Issuer;

 

(ii)           subject any Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer to any tax of any kind whatsoever with respect to this Agreement, any Letter of Credit, any Bankers’ Acceptance, any participation in a Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance or any Eurodollar Rate Loan made by it, or change the basis of taxation of payments to such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer in respect thereof (in each case, except for Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes covered by Section 3.01 and the imposition of, or any change in the rate of, any Excluded Tax payable by such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer); or

 

(iii)          impose on any Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense affecting this Agreement or Eurodollar Rate Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance, or participation therein;

 

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and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender of making or maintaining any Loan the interest on which is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), or to increase the cost to such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptance), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon request of such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, the Borrowers will, subject to Section 3.04(c),  pay to such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.

 

(b)           Capital Requirements.  If any Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer or any Lending Office of such Lender or such Lender’s or the L/C-BA Issuer’s holding company, if any, regarding capital requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or the L/C-BA Issuer’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or the L/C-BA Issuer’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptances held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit or Bankers’ Acceptances issued by the L/C-BA Issuer, to a level below that which such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer or such Lender’s or the L/C-BA Issuer’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or the L/C-BA Issuer’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or the L/C-BA Issuer’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy), then from time to time the Borrowers will, subject to Section 3.04(c), pay to such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer or such Lender’s or the L/C-BA Issuer’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.

 

(c)           Certificates for Reimbursement.  Any Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer claiming compensation pursuant to subsection (a) or (b) of this Section shall deliver to the Borrowing Agent a certificate setting forth a reasonably detailed calculation of the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer or its holding company, as the case may be, and the basis for such compensation as specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this Section, which certificate shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  The Borrowers shall pay such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.

 

(d)           Delay in Requests.  Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or the L/C-BA Issuer’s right to demand such compensation, provided that the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than six months prior to the date that such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, notifies the Borrowing Agent of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s or the L/C-BA Issuer’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is

 

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retroactive, then the six-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).

 

(e)           Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans.  The Borrowers shall pay to each Lender, as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency funds or deposits (currently known as “Eurocurrency liabilities”), additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Eurodollar Rate Loan equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocated to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive), which shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan, provided the Borrowers shall have received at least 10 days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest from such Lender.  If a Lender fails to give notice 10 days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest shall be due and payable 10 days from receipt of such notice.

 

3.05        Compensation for Losses.  Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) to the Borrowing Agent from time to time, which demand shall be accompanied by a statement setting forth the basis for the amount being claimed, the Borrowers shall promptly compensate such Lender for and hold such Lender harmless from any loss, cost or expense incurred by it as a result of:

 

(a)           any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan (whether voluntary, mandatory, automatic, by reason of acceleration, or otherwise);

 

(b)           any failure by the Borrowers (for a reason other than the failure of such Lender to make a Loan) to prepay, borrow, continue or convert any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on the date or in the amount notified by the Borrowing Agent; or

 

(c)           any assignment of a Eurodollar Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by the Borrowing Agent pursuant to Section 10.13;

 

including any loss or expense arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained (but excluding any loss of anticipated profits).  The Borrowers shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.

 

For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrowers to the Lenders under this Section 3.05, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each Eurodollar Rate Loan made by it at the Eurodollar Rate for such Loan by a matching deposit or other borrowing in the London interbank eurodollar market for a comparable amount and for a comparable period, whether or not such Eurodollar Rate Loan was in fact so funded.

 

3.06        Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.

 

(a)           Designation of a Different Lending Office.  If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or any Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender, the

 

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L/C-BA Issuer, or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer pursuant to Section 3.01, or if any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer shall, as applicable, use reasonable efforts to designate a different Lending Office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.01 or 3.04, as the case may be, in the future, or eliminate the need for the notice pursuant to Section 3.02, as applicable, and (ii) in each case, would not subject such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be, to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer, as the case may be.  The Borrowers hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or the L/C-BA Issuer in connection with any such designation or assignment.

 

(b)           Replacement of Lenders.  If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or if any Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01, the Borrowers may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 10.13.

 

3.07        Survival.  All of the Borrowers’ obligations under this Article III shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments, repayment of all other Obligations hereunder, and resignation of the Administrative Agent.

 

ARTICLE IV.  CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS

 

4.01        Conditions of Initial Credit Extension.  The obligation of the L/C-BA Issuer and each Revolving Lender to make its initial Credit Extension hereunder is subject to satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:

 

(a)           The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals or telecopies (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party, each dated the Closing Date (or, in the case of certificates of governmental officials, a recent date before the Closing Date) and each in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and each of the Revolving Lenders:

 

(i)            executed counterparts of this Agreement and the Guaranty, sufficient in number for distribution to the Administrative Agent, each Revolving Lender and the Borrowing Agent;

 

(ii)           a Note executed by the Borrowers in favor of each Revolving Lender requesting a Note;

 

(iii)          executed counterparts of the Pledge Agreement together with:

 

(A)          to the extent required thereby, certificates representing the Pledged Interests referred to therein accompanied by undated stock powers executed in blank,

 

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(B)           proper UCC financing statements in form appropriate for filing under the UCC of all jurisdictions that the Administrative Agent may deem necessary or desirable in order to perfect the Liens created under the Pledge Agreement, covering the Collateral described therein, and

 

(C)           certified copies of UCC search reports dated a date reasonably near to the Closing Date, listing all effective financing statements which name any Loan Party party to the Pledge Agreement (under their present names and any previous names) as debtors, together with copies of such financing statements, and

 

(D)          evidence of the completion of all other actions, recordings and filings of or with respect to the Pledge Agreement that the Administrative Agent may deem necessary or desirable in order to perfect the Liens created thereby;

 

(iv)          Subordination Agreements with respect to any Subordinated Debt (dated as of the date of execution and delivery thereof);

 

(v)           such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan Party as the Administrative Agent may require evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party;

 

(vi)          such documents and certifications as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each Loan Party is duly organized or formed, validly existing, in good standing and qualified to engage in business in each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification, except to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(vii)         a favorable opinion of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, special New York counsel to the Loan Parties, and such local counsel to the Loan Parties as the Administrative Agent shall request (it being understood that opinions as to Foreign Subsidiaries shall be limited to those that are Material Subsidiaries), in each case addressed to the Administrative Agent and each Revolving Lender, as to the matters set forth in Exhibit J and such other matters concerning the Loan Parties and the Loan Documents as the Required Revolving Lenders may reasonably request;

 

(viii)        a certificate of a Responsible Officer of each Loan Party either (A) attaching copies of all consents and approvals of a Governmental Authority required in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by such Loan Party and the validity against such Loan Party of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, which consents and approvals shall be in full force and effect, or (B) stating that no such consents or approvals are so required;

 

(ix)           a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers certifying (A) that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied, (B) there

 

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is no action, suit, investigation or proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened in any court or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority that could reasonably be expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, and (C) that there has been no event or circumstance since the date of the Audited Financial Statements that has had or could be reasonably expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(x)            a duly completed Compliance Certificate as of the last day of the fiscal quarter of WFS ended on June 30, 2010, signed by a Responsible Officer of WFS, which Compliance Certificate shall include a list of the Guarantors as of the Closing Date and the aggregate book value of assets (including Equity Interests but excluding Investments that are eliminated in consolidation) represented by each such Guarantor on an individual basis as of June 30, 2010;

 

(xi)           certificates attesting to the Solvency of each Loan Party before and after giving effect to any Borrowings on the Closing Date, from its chief financial officer, treasurer or other Responsible Officer with knowledge of the financial condition of such Loan Party;

 

(xii)          evidence that all Permitted Receivables Facilities (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement), and all obligations thereunder, have been or concurrently with the Closing Date are being terminated; and

 

(xiii)         such other assurances, certificates, documents, consents or opinions as the Administrative Agent, the L/C-BA Issuer, the Swing Line Lender or the Required Revolving Lenders reasonably may require.

 

(b)           Any fees required to be paid under the Loan Documents on or before the Closing Date shall have been paid.

 

(c)           Unless waived by the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers shall have paid all reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent (directly to such counsel if requested by the Administrative Agent) to the extent invoiced prior to the Closing Date, plus such additional amounts of such fees, charges and disbursements as shall constitute its reasonable estimate of such fees, charges and disbursements incurred or to be incurred by it through the closing proceedings (provided that such estimate shall not thereafter preclude a final settling of accounts between the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent).

 

(d)           Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 9.03, for purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 4.01, each Revolving Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Revolving Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from such Revolving Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objection thereto.

 

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conversion of Loans to the other Type, or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans) is subject to the following conditions precedent:

 

(a)           The representations and warranties of the Borrowers and each other Loan Party contained in Article V or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct on and as of the date of such Credit Extension, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 4.02, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01.

 

(b)           No Default shall exist, or would result from such proposed Credit Extension or from the application of the proceeds thereof.

 

(c)           The Administrative Agent and, if applicable, the L/C-BA Issuer or the Swing Line Lender shall have received a Request for Credit Extension in accordance with the requirements hereof.

 

(d)           Each Request for Credit Extension (other than a Committed Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Loans to the other Type or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans) submitted by the Borrowing Agent shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied on and as of the date of the applicable Credit Extension.

 

ARTICLE V.  REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

Each Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that:

 

5.01        Existence, Qualification and Power.  Each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary thereof (a) is duly organized or formed, validly existing and, as applicable, in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization, (b) has all requisite power and authority and all requisite governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals to (i) own or lease its assets and carry on its business and (ii) execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, and (c) is duly qualified and is licensed and, as applicable, in good standing under the Laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification or license; except in each case referred to in clause (b)(i) or (c) of this Section 5.01, to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

5.02        Authorization; No Contravention.  The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is party, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and do not and will not (a) contravene the terms of any of such Person’s Organization Documents; (b) conflict with or result in any breach or contravention of, or the creation of any Lien under, or require any payment to be made under (i) any Contractual Obligation to which such Person is a party or (ii) any order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to

 

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which such Person or its property is subject; or (c) violate any Law; except in each case referred to in clauses (b) and (c) of this Section 5.02, to the extent such conflict, breach, contravention, creation, payment or violation could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

5.03        Governmental Authorization; Other Consents.  No approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is necessary or required in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement or any other Loan Document (other than any consent or approval which has been obtained and is in full force and effect) and except to the extent the failure to obtain the same could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

5.04        Binding Effect.  This Agreement has been, and each other Loan Document, when delivered hereunder, will have been, duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is party thereto.  This Agreement constitutes, and each other Loan Document when so delivered will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of each Loan Party that is a party thereto, enforceable against such Loan Party in accordance with its terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency and similar laws affecting the enforceability of creditors’ rights generally and to general principles of equity.

 

5.05        Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.

 

(a)           The Audited Financial Statements (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein; (ii) fairly present the consolidated financial condition of WFS and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their consolidated results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein; and (iii) show all material indebtedness and other material liabilities, direct or contingent, of WFS and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof.

 

(b)           The unaudited consolidated balance sheets of WFS and its Subsidiaries dated June 30, 2010, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for the fiscal quarter ended on that date (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (ii) fairly present the consolidated financial condition of WFS and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby, subject, in the case of clauses (i) and (ii), to the absence of footnotes and to normal year-end audit adjustments.

 

(c)           Since the date of the Audited Financial Statements, there has been no event or circumstance, either individually or in the aggregate, that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(d)           The consolidated forecasted balance sheet and related consolidated statements of income and cash flows of WFS and its Subsidiaries most recently delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(c) were prepared in good faith on the basis of the assumptions that were reasonable

 

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in light of the conditions existing at the time of delivery of such forecasts, it being understood that projections, forecasts and other forward looking information are subject to significant contingencies and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of WFS and that no assurance can be given that such projections and forecasts will be realized.

 

5.06        Litigation.  There are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of any Borrower, threatened, at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary or against any of their properties that (a) purport to affect or pertain to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or any of the transactions contemplated hereby, or (b) either individually or in the aggregate could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

5.07        No Default.  Neither any Loan Party nor any Restricted Subsidiary thereof is in default under or with respect to any Contractual Obligation that could, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  No Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

 

5.08        Ownership of Property; Liens.  Each of the Borrowers and each Restricted Subsidiary has good record and marketable title in fee simple to, or valid leasehold interests in, all real property necessary or used in the ordinary conduct of its business, except for such defects in title as could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  No property of any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary is subject to any Liens, other than Liens permitted by Section 7.01.

 

5.09        Environmental Compliance.  Each Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary conducts in the ordinary course of business a review of the effect of existing Environmental Laws and claims alleging potential liability or responsibility for violation of any Environmental Law on their respective businesses, operations and properties, and as a result thereof each Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary has reasonably concluded that such Environmental Laws and claims could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

5.10        Insurance.  The properties of each Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary are insured with financially sound and reputable insurance companies, in such amounts, with such deductibles and covering such risks as are customarily carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in localities where such Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary operates.

 

5.11        Taxes.  Each Borrower and each Restricted Subsidiary have filed all Federal, state and other material tax returns and reports required to be filed, and have paid all Federal, state and other material taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges levied or imposed upon them or their properties, income or assets otherwise due and payable, except those which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and for which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP.  There is no proposed tax assessment against any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that would, if made, have a

 

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Material Adverse Effect.  Neither any Loan Party nor any Restricted Subsidiary thereof is party to any tax sharing agreement.

 

5.12        ERISA Compliance.

 

(a)           Each Plan is in compliance in all material respects with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Code and other Federal or state laws, except to the extent that such noncompliance could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  Each Pension Plan that is intended to be a qualified plan under Section 401(a) of the Code has received a favorable determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service to the effect that the form of such Plan is qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code and the trust related thereto has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Code, or an application for such a letter is currently being processed by the Internal Revenue Service.  To the best knowledge of each Borrower, nothing has occurred that would prevent or cause the loss of such tax-qualified status.

 

(b)           (i) No ERISA Event has occurred, and neither any Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate is aware of any fact, event or circumstance that could reasonably be expected to constitute or result in an ERISA Event with respect to any Pension Plan; (ii) each Borrower and each ERISA Affiliate has met all applicable requirements under the Pension Funding Rules in respect of each Pension Plan, and no waiver of the minimum funding standards under the Pension Funding Rules has been applied for or obtained, in each case, to the extent the liability resulting therefrom could not reasonably be expected to exceed the Threshold Amount; (iii) as of the most recent valuation date for any Pension Plan, the funding target attainment percentage (as defined in Section 430(d)(2) of the Code) is 60% or higher and neither any Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate knows of any facts or circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause the funding target attainment percentage for any such plan to drop below 60% as of the most recent valuation date, in each case, to the extent the liability resulting therefrom could not reasonably be expected to exceed the Threshold Amount; (iv) neither any Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred any liability to the PBGC other than for the payment of premiums, and there are no premium payments which have become due that are unpaid; (v) neither any Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has engaged in a transaction that could be subject to Section 4069 or Section 4212(c) of ERISA; and (vi) no Pension Plan has been terminated by the plan administrator thereof nor by the PBGC, and no event or circumstance has occurred or exists that could reasonably be expected to cause the PBGC to institute proceedings under Title IV of ERISA to terminate any Pension Plan.

 

(c)           Neither any Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate maintains or contributes to, or has any unsatisfied obligation to contribute to, or liability under, any active or terminated Pension Plan other than (A) on the First Amendment Effective Date, those listed on Schedule 5.12(c) hereto and (B) thereafter, Pension Plans not otherwise prohibited by this Agreement.

 

(d)           With respect to each scheme or arrangement mandated by a government other than the United States (a “Foreign Government Scheme or Arrangement”) and with respect to each employee benefit plan maintained or contributed to by any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary of any Loan Party that is not subject to United States law (a “Foreign Plan”):

 

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(i)            any employer and employee contributions required by law or by the terms of any Foreign Government Scheme or Arrangement or any Foreign Plan have been made, or, if applicable, accrued, in accordance with normal accounting practices, except to the extent that the failure to comply with such law or such terms could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(ii)           the fair market value of the assets of each funded Foreign Plan, the liability of each insurer for any Foreign Plan funded through insurance or the book reserve established for any Foreign Plan, together with any accrued contributions, is sufficient to procure or provide for the accrued benefit obligations, as of the date hereof, with respect to all current and former participants in such Foreign Plan according to the actuarial assumptions and valuations most recently used to account for such obligations in accordance with applicable generally accepted accounting principles, except to the extent that such insufficiency could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and

 

(iii)          each Foreign Plan required to be registered has been registered and has been maintained in good standing with applicable regulatory authorities, except to the extent that such failure to register or maintain good standing could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

5.13        Subsidiaries; Equity Interests.  As of the First Amendment Effective Date, WFS has no Subsidiaries other than those specifically disclosed in Part (a) of Schedule 5.13, and as of the Closing Date all of the outstanding Equity Interests in such Subsidiaries have been validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable and are owned by WFS or a Subsidiary in the amounts specified on Part (a) of Schedule 5.13 free and clear of all Liens except those created under the Pledge Agreement.  As of the Closing Date, none of WFS or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has any equity investments in any other corporation or entity other than those specifically disclosed in Part (b) of Schedule 5.13.  All of the outstanding Equity Interests in WFS have been validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable.  Set forth on Part (c) of Schedule 5.13 is a complete and accurate list of all Loan Parties, showing as of the Second Amendment Effective Date (as to each Loan Party) the jurisdiction of its incorporation, the address of its principal place of business and its U.S. taxpayer identification number or, in the case of any non-U.S. Loan Party that does not have a U.S. taxpayer identification number, its unique identification number (if any) issued to it by the jurisdiction of its incorporation.  The copy of the charter of each Loan Party and each amendment thereto provided pursuant to Section 4.01(a)(vi) is a true and correct copy of each such document, each of which is valid and in full force and effect as of the Closing Date.

 

5.14        Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act.

 

(a)           No Borrower is engaged or will engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U issued by the FRB), or extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock.  Following the application of the proceeds of each Borrowing or drawing under each Letter of Credit and Bankers’ Acceptance, not more than 25% of the value of the assets (either of any Borrower by itself or any Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a

 

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consolidated basis) subject to the provisions of Section 7.01 or Section 7.05 or subject to any restriction contained in any agreement or instrument between such Borrower, or among one or more Borrowers, and any Lender or any Affiliate of any Lender relating to Indebtedness and within the scope of Section 8.01(e) will be margin stock.

 

(b)           No Loan Party is or is required to be registered as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

 

5.15        Disclosure.  No report, financial statement, certificate or other information furnished (whether in writing or orally) by or on behalf of any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and the negotiation of this Agreement or delivered hereunder or under any other Loan Document (in each case, as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, each Borrower represents only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time.

 

5.16        Compliance with Laws.  Each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary thereof is in compliance in all material respects with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its properties, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted or (b) the failure to comply therewith, either individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.