EX-10.8 9 a2023q2exhibit108.htm EX-10.8 Document
    
Exhibit 10.8
Dated 30 June 2023
HOUATORRIS FINANCE LIMITED
as Existing Borrower
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.
as New Borrower
CITIBANK EUROPE PLC, UK BRANCH
as Facility Agent
CITICORP TRUSTEE COMPANY LIMITED
as Security Trustee
CITIBANK N.A., LONDON BRANCH
as Global Coordinator
HSBC CONTINENTAL EUROPE
as French Coordinating Bank
SMBC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC
as ECA Agent
CITIBANK N.A., LONDON BRANCH, BANCO SANTANDER S.A., BNP PARIBAS, HSBC CONTINENTAL EUROPE, SOCIETE GENERALE
and
SMBC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC
as Mandated Lead Arrangers
and
THE BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS LISTED IN SCHEDULE 1
as Existing Lenders
and Upsize Lenders
Amendment Agreement in connection with
the Credit Agreement in respect of
Hull No. M34
at Chantiers de l’Atlantique S.A.


    

Contents
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THIS AMENDMENT AGREEMENT (this Amendment) is dated 30 June 2023 and made BETWEEN:
(1)
HOUATORRIS FINANCE LIMITED as transferor (the Existing Borrower);

(2)
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD. as transferee (the New Borrower);

(3)
CITIBANK EUROPE PLC, UK BRANCH as facility agent for the other Finance Parties (the Facility Agent);

(4)
CITICORP TRUSTEE COMPANY LIMITED as security trustee for itself and the other Finance Parties (the Security Trustee);

(5)
CITIBANK N.A. LONDON BRANCH as global coordinator (the Global Coordinator);
(6)
HSBC CONTINENTAL EUROPE (previously known as HSBC France) as French coordinating bank (the French Coordinating Bank);

(7)
SMBC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC (previously known as Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe limited, Paris Branch) as ECA agent (the ECA Agent);

(8)
CITIBANK N.A., LONDON BRANCH, HSBC CONTINENTAL EUROPE (previously known as HSBC France), BANCO SANTANDER S.A., BNP PARIBAS, SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE and SMBC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC as Mandated Lead Arrangers; and

(9)
(10)
THE BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS listed in Schedule 1 as Existing Lenders (the Existing Lenders); and

THE BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS listed in Schedule 1 as Upsize Lenders (the Upsize Lenders).

WHEREAS:
(A)    Reference is made to the facility agreement dated 24 July 2017 (as supplemented, amended and restated from time to time, the Facility Agreement) and made between (1) the Existing Borrower as borrower, (2) the banks and financial institutions named therein as original lenders, (3) the Mandated Lead Arrangers as mandated lead arrangers, (4) the Facility Agent as facility agent, (5) the Security Trustee as security trustee (6) the Global Coordinator as global coordinator, (7) the French Coordinating Bank as French coordinating bank and (8) the ECA Agent as ECA agent, pursuant to which the Existing Lenders have agreed to make available a loan of up to €630,622,480 to the Existing Borrower in connection with the purchase by the Existing Borrower of the Receivable from the Seller pursuant to the Receivable Purchase Agreement.
(B)    This Amendment is supplemental to the novation agreement dated 24 July 2017 (as supplemented, amended and restated from time to time, the Novation Agreement) in respect of the financing of the acquisition of the Vessel pursuant to the Facility Agreement and made between, amongst others, (1) the Existing Borrower as the existing borrower, (2) the New Borrower as the new borrower, (3) the banks and financial institutions named therein as original lenders, (4) the Mandated Lead Arrangers as mandated lead arrangers, (5) the Facility Agent as facility agent, (6) the Security Trustee as security trustee, (7) the Global Coordinator as global coordinator, (8) the French Coordinating Bank as French coordinating bank and (9) SMBC Bank International plc as ECA agent.
(C)     The New Borrower has requested that the form of Novated Credit Agreement scheduled to the Novation Agreement (as such Novated Credit Agreement has previously been amended and / or amended and restated from time to time) be amended and restated on the basis set out in this Amendment in order to increase the Maximum Loan Amount (as defined therein) by an amount equal to the Upsize Additional Advance to be made available by the Upsize Lenders (each as defined below) and to reflect the amended basis upon which the Floating Rate (as defined therein) is to be determined.


    
(D)    The Parties have agreed to amend the Novation Agreement, and amend and restate the form of Novated Credit Agreement attached to the Novation Agreement, on the basis set out in this Amendment.
NOW IT IS AGREED as follows:
1    Interpretation and definitions
1.1    Definitions in the Facility Agreement and the Novation Agreement
(a)    Unless the context otherwise requires or unless otherwise defined in this Amendment, words and expressions defined in the Novation Agreement or the Facility Agreement shall have the same meanings when used in this Amendment (including in the recitals).
(b)    The principles of construction set out in clause 1.3 of the Novation Agreement shall have effect as if set out in this Amendment.
1.2    Definitions
In this Amendment:
Amended Novation Agreement means the Novation Agreement as amended by this Agreement.
Amendment Effective Date means the date specified as such in the certificate signed by the Facility Agent in accordance with clause 3.2.
Fee Letter means any letter between any Finance Party and the New Borrower setting out the fees payable in connection with this Amendment.
Loan Documents has the meaning given to such term in the form of the replacement Novated Credit Agreement set out in Schedule 3.
Party means each of the parties to this Amendment.
Previous Amendment Agreement means the amendment agreement to the Novation Agreement dated 21 July 2022 entered into between, amongst others, the Existing Borrower, the New Borrower and the Finance Parties, pursuant to which the form of Novated Credit Agreement scheduled to the Novation Agreement was amended on the basis set out therein.
Upsize Additional Advance has the meaning given to such term in the Amended Novation Agreement.
1.3    Third party rights
Other than BpiFAE in respect of the rights of BpiFAE under the Finance Document and the Loan Documents, unless expressly provided to the contrary in a Finance Document or a Loan Document, no term of this Amendment is enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person who is not a Party.
1.4    Designation
Each of the Parties designates this Amendment as a Loan Document for the purposes of the replacement Novated Credit Agreement and a Finance Document for the purposes of the Facility Agreement.


    
1.5    Security Trustee
Each of the parties acknowledges that the Security Trustee is entering into this Amendment on the irrevocable and unconditional instructions of the Facility Agent and the Security Trustee shall have all of the rights, powers and protections conferred on it under the Finance Documents hereunder.
2    Amendment of the Novation Agreement and amendment and restatement of the Novated Credit Agreement
In consideration of the mutual covenants in this Amendment, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties hereby agree that, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in clause 3:
(a)    the Novation Agreement shall be (and it is hereby) amended in accordance with the amendments set out in Schedules 3 and 4;
(b)    the form of the Novated Credit Agreement (but without all its Exhibits which shall (other than in respect of Exhibit A) remain in the same form and continue to form part of the Novated Credit Agreement) set out in Schedule 3 of the Novation Agreement shall be (and it is hereby) amended and restated so as to read in accordance with the form of the amended and restated Novated Credit Agreement set out in Schedule 3;
(c)    Schedule 5 shall be (and it is hereby) attached to the form of the amended and restated Novated Credit Agreement in replacement of Exhibit A thereto; and
(d)    Schedule 6 shall be (and it is hereby) attached to the form of the amended and restated Novated Credit Agreement as a new Exhibit O thereto.
3    Conditions of effectiveness
3.1    The agreement of the Parties referred to in clause 2 shall be subject to each of the following conditions being satisfied to the reasonable satisfaction of the Facility Agent:
(a)    the Facility Agent shall have received from the New Borrower:
(i)    a certificate of its Secretary or Assistant Secretary as to the incumbency and signatures of those of its officers authorised to act with respect to this Amendment and as to the truth and completeness of the attached resolutions of its Board of Directors then in full force and effect authorising the execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment, and upon which certificate the Existing Lenders and the Upsize Lenders may conclusively rely until the Facility Agent shall have received a further certificate of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary of the New Borrower cancelling or amending such prior certificate; and
(ii)    a Certificate of Good Standing issued by the relevant Liberian authorities in respect of the New Borrower;
(b)    the Facility Agent shall have received from the Existing Borrower:
(i)    a certificate from an authorised officer of the Existing Borrower, confirming that there have been no changes or amendments to its constitutional documents, certified copies of which were previously delivered to the Facility Agent pursuant to the Facility Agreement, or attaching revised versions in case of any changes or amendments; and
(ii)    a copy, certified by an authorised officer of the Existing Borrower, of (A) resolutions of its board of directors approving the transactions contemplated by this Amendment and authorising a person or persons to execute this Amendment and any notices or other documents to be given pursuant hereto and (B) any power of attorney issued pursuant to such resolutions (which shall be certified as being in full force and effect and not revoked or withdrawn);



    
(c)    the Facility Agent shall have received a duly executed copy of the Fee Letter;
(d)    the Facility Agent shall have received evidence that all invoiced expenses of the Facility Agent (including the agreed fees and expenses of counsel to the Facility Agent) required to be paid by the New Borrower pursuant to clause 6 below, and all other documented fees and expenses that the New Borrower has otherwise agreed in writing to pay to the Facility Agent, have been paid or will be paid promptly upon being demanded;
(e)    the ECA Agent and the Facility Agent shall have received evidence satisfactory to them (each acting on the instructions of the Lenders) that BpiFAE has approved the arrangements referred to in this Amendment;
(f)    the Facility Agent shall have received opinions, addressed to the Facility Agent (and capable of being relied upon by the Existing Lenders and the Upsize Lenders) from:
(i)    Watson Farley & Williams LLP, counsel to the New Borrower, as to matters of Liberian law (and being issued in substantially the same form as the corresponding Liberian legal opinion issued in respect of the Previous Amendment Agreement); and
(ii)    Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, counsel to the Facility Agent as to matters of English law (and being issued in substantially the same form as the corresponding English legal opinion issued in respect of the Previous Amendment Agreement),
or, where applicable, a written approval in principle (which can be given by email) by any of the above counsel of the arrangements contemplated by this Amendment and a confirmation that a formal opinion will follow promptly after the Amendment Effective Date;
(g)    the representations and warranties set out in clause 4 are true and correct in all material respects (except for such representations and warranties that are qualified by materiality or non-existence of a Material Adverse Effect (which shall be accurate in all respects)) as of the Amendment Effective Date;
(h)    no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result from the amendment of the Novation Agreement pursuant to this Amendment;
(i)    the Existing Borrower and the New Borrower shall, as required pursuant to clause 5, have each provided a letter to the Facility Agent which confirms that the relevant process agent has accepted its appointment as process agent in respect of this Amendment; and
(j)    the Facility Agent shall have received evidence that, as required pursuant to clause 9.6(c) of the Receivable Purchase Agreement, the Seller has consented to the amendments to the Novation Agreement set out in this Amendment.
3.2    The Facility Agent shall notify the Existing Lenders, the Upsize Lenders, the Existing Borrower and the New Borrower of the Amendment Effective Date by way of a confirmation in the form set out in Schedule 2 and such confirmation shall be conclusive and binding.
4.    Representations and Warranties
4.1    The Existing Borrower shall be deemed to repeat the representations and warranties in clause 7.1 of the Facility Agreement on the date of this Amendment and the Amendment Effective Date, in each case, as if made with reference to the facts and circumstances existing on such dates.
4.2    The New Borrower represents and warrants that each of the representations set out in Article VI of the form of the replacement Novated Credit Agreement (other than Section 6.10) set out in Schedule 3 are true and correct as if made at the date of this Amendment and at the Amendment Effective Date, in each case with reference to the facts and circumstances existing on such day, as if references to the Loan Documents include this Amendment and as if the form of the replacement Novated Credit Agreement was effective at the time of each such repetition.


    
5     Incorporation of Terms
The provisions of clauses 13 (Miscellaneous and notices), 14.2 (Submission to jurisdiction) and 14.3 (Waiver of immunity) of the Novation Agreement shall be incorporated into this Amendment as if set out in full in this Amendment and as if (a) references to each Party are references to each Party to this Amendment and (b) references to ‘this Agreement’ include this Amendment.
6    Fees, Costs and Expenses
6.1    The New Borrower shall pay to the Facility Agent (for the account of the Upsize Lenders) the fees in the amounts and at the times agreed in the Fee Letters.
6.2    The payment of the above fees shall be made free and clear of any deduction, restriction or withholding and in immediately available freely transferable cleared funds to such account(s) as the Facility Agent shall notify the New Borrower of in advance or, where applicable, in the Fee Letter.
6.3    Save as may otherwise be agreed in writing between the New Borrower and each relevant payee (or the Facility Agent on its behalf), the New Borrower agrees to pay on demand, on an after-tax basis, all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses in connection with:
(a)    the preparation, execution and delivery of; and
(b)    the administration, modification and amendment of,
this Amendment and all other documents to be delivered hereunder or thereunder, including, without limitation, the reasonable fees and out-of-pocket expenses of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP as the legal adviser to the Facility Agent and the Security Trustee.
7    Pre-delivery Commitment Fees
It is acknowledged and agreed that, with effect from the Amendment Effective Date, the Maximum Facility Amount (as defined in the form of Novated Credit Agreement) shall be increased by an amount of €32,063,496.36 (being an amount equal to the Upsize Additional Advance) and each Upsize Lender shall be a “Lender” for the purpose of the Upsize Additional Advance. As a result of such increase, the Existing Borrower shall (again with effect from the Amendment Effective Date) be required to pay an additional Pre-delivery Commitment Fee under clause 5.1 of the Principal Agreement in an amount equal to the product of the Applicable Commitment Rate, multiplied by, for each day elapsed since the Amendment Effective Date, 25% of the undrawn amount of the Upsize Additional Advance, divided by 360 days. Such additional Pre-delivery Commitment Fee shall be payable to the Facility Agent (for the account of the Upsize Lender) on each Commitment Fee Payment Date on the basis set out in clause 5.1 of the Principal Agreement and:
(a)    the payment of such amount shall, as with the other commitment fees payable under clause 5.1 of the Principal Agreement, be made from the proceeds of the Loan pursuant to clause 2.2 of the Principal Agreement; and
(b)    the provisions of Schedule 3 of the Receivable Purchase Agreement shall be construed accordingly.
8     Accession of Upsize Lenders
In connection with the Upsize Additional Advance, it is hereby agreed that, with effect from the Amendment Effective Date:
(a)    each Upsize Lender is hereby made a party to the Amended Novation Agreement and a Lender for the purposes of such Amended Novation Agreement and the Novated Credit Agreement as if it were an original signatory to the Novation Agreement and each Upsize Lender agrees to assume and will assume all of the obligations under the Amended Novation Agreement and, with effect from the Novation Effective Time, the Novated Credit Agreement with respect to the Upsize Additional Advance;
(b)    each reference to the Lenders in the Amended Novation Agreement and the Novated Credit Agreement shall be deemed to include each Upsize Lender, and accordingly the Amended


    
Credit Agreement shall henceforth be construed in all respects as if references to the Lenders included the Upsize Lenders;
(c)    only the Upsize Lenders shall have the responsibility (pro rata to their commitments in the Upsize Additional Advance) of making available the Upsize Additional Advance to the New Borrower and no Existing Lender shall have any obligation to make available, or contribute to, such Upsize Additional Advance, on the basis that the existing Commitments of all Existing Lenders and their obligations in respect of the same under the Principal Agreement and, with effect from the Novation Effective Time, the Novated Credit Agreement shall otherwise continue in full force and effect;
(d)    each Upsize Lender appoints the Facility Agent and Security Trustee in their capacities as such on the basis set out in the Agency and Trust Deed and the Security Trust Deed (as applicable) and, with effect from the Novation Effective Time, also appoints the Facility Agent in its capacity as such under Article X of the Novated Credit Agreement; and
(e)    the administration details of, and the address for notices and other communications to, the Upsize Lenders as at the date of this Amendment shall be the same details as those of Citibank, N.A., London Branch as Existing Lenders.
9    Counterparts
This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and by the different Parties on separate counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be an original but all counterparts shall together constitute one and the same instrument. The Parties acknowledge and agree that they may execute this Amendment and any variation or amendment to the same, by electronic instrument. The Parties agree that the electronic signatures appearing on the document shall have the same effect as handwritten signatures and the use of an electronic signature on this Amendment shall have the same validity and legal effect as the use of a signature affixed by hand and is made with the intention of authenticating this Amendment, and evidencing the Parties’ intention to be bound by the terms and conditions contained herein. For the purposes of using an electronic signature, the Parties authorise each other to conduct the lawful processing of personal data of the signers for contract performance and their legitimate interests including contract management.
10    Governing Law
This Amendment, and all non-contractual obligations arising in connection with it, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
The Parties have executed this Amendment the day and year first before written.



Schedule 1
Existing Lenders and Upsize Lenders
Existing Lenders
Banco Santander, S.A.
BNP Paribas
Citibank N.A., London Branch
HSBC Continental Europe
Société Générale
SMBC Bank International plc
SFIL
Upsize Lenders
Citibank N.A., London Branch





Schedule 2
Form of Amendment Effective Date confirmation – Hull M34
To:    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Hull No. M34 Amendment Agreement dated [●] 2023 (the Amendment Agreement)
We, CITIBANK EUROPE PLC, UK BRANCH, refer to the Amendment Agreement and confirm that all conditions precedent referred to in clause 3.1 of the Amendment Agreement have been satisfied and, accordingly, the “Amendment Effective Date” for the purposes of the Amendment Agreement is [●] 2023.

Facility Agent
Signed by ………………………………………………………………..
For and on behalf of CITIBANK EUROPE PLC, UK BRANCH

    



Schedule 3
Form of Amended and Restated Novated Credit Agreement

    






_________________________________________
HULL NO. M34 CREDIT AGREEMENT
_________________________________________
dated 24 July 2017 as novated, amended and restated on the Actual Delivery Date pursuant to a novation agreement dated 24 July 2017 (as amended and/or restated from time to time)
BETWEEN
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
as the Borrower,
the Lenders from time to time party hereto,
Citibank N.A., London Branch
as Global Coordinator
SMBC Bank International plc as ECA Agent
and
Citibank Europe plc, UK Branch as Facility Agent
and
Citibank N.A., London Branch, Banco Santander, S.A., Paris Branch, BNP Paribas, HSBC Continental Europe, Société Générale and SMBC Bank International plc as Mandated Lead Arrangers

    



TABLE OF CONTENTS
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EXHIBITS

Exhibit A-Form of Loan Request
Exhibit B-1-Form of Opinion of Liberian Counsel to Borrower
Exhibit B-2-Form of Opinion of English Counsel to the Facility Agent and the Lenders
Exhibit B-3-Form of Opinion of French Counsel to the Facility Agent and the Lenders
Exhibit B-4-Form of Opinion of US Tax Counsel to the Lenders
Exhibit C-Form of Lender Assignment Agreement
Exhibit D-Form of Certificate of French Content
Exhibit E-1-Form of Delivery Non-Yard Costs Certificate
Exhibit E-2
-Form of Final Non-Yard Costs Certificate
Exhibit F-Silversea Indebtedness and Liens
Exhibit G-Form of First Priority Guarantee
Exhibit H-Form of Second Priority Guarantee
Exhibit I-Form of Third Priority Guarantee
Exhibit J-Form of Senior Parties Subordination Agreement
Exhibit K-Form of Other Senior Parties Subordination Agreement
Exhibit L-Framework
Exhibit M-Debt Deferral Extension Regular Monitoring Requirements
Exhibit N-Replacement covenants with effect from the Guarantee Release Date
Exhibit O-Floating Rate Loan Provisions


    




CREDIT AGREEMENT
HULL NO. M34 CREDIT AGREEMENT, dated 24 July 2017 as novated, amended and restated on the Actual Delivery Date (as defined below), and as amended and restated from time to time, is among Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., a Liberian corporation (the “Borrower”), SMBC Bank International plc in its capacity as agent for the Lenders referred to below in respect of BpiFAE-related matters (in such capacity, the “ECA Agent”), Citibank Europe plc, UK Branch in its capacity as facility agent (in such capacity, the “Facility Agent”) and the financial institutions listed in Schedule 1 to the Novation Agreement (as defined below) as lenders (in such capacity, together with each of the other Persons that shall become a “Lender” in accordance with clause 12 of the Novation Agreement or Section 11.11.1 hereof, each of them individually a “Lender” and, collectively, the “Lenders”).
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS,
(A)    The Borrower and Chantiers de l’Atlantique (previously known as STX France S.A.) (the “Builder”) have entered on 30 September 2016 into a Contract for the Construction and Sale of Hull No. M34 (as amended from time to time, the “Construction Contract”) pursuant to which the Builder has agreed to design , construct, equip, complete, sell and deliver the passenger cruise vessel bearing Builder’s hull number M34 which shall be owned by the Nominated Owner (the “Purchased Vessel”).
(B)    The Lenders have agreed to make available to the Borrower, upon the terms and conditions contained herein, a US dollar loan facility calculated on the amount (the “Maximum Loan Amount”) equal to the EUR sum of:
(i)    eighty per cent (80%) of the Contract Price (as defined below) of the Purchased Vessel, and including Non-Yard Costs of up to EUR 93,000,000 (the “Maximum Non-Yard Costs Amount”) and the Other Basic Contract Price Increases (as defined below) for the Purchased Vessel of up to EUR 22,000,000 (but which, when aggregated with the Non-Yard Costs, shall not exceed an amount equal to EUR 96,000,000);
(ii)    eighty per cent (80%) of the change orders of up to EUR 147,000,000 effected in accordance with the Construction Contract; and
(iii)    100% of the BpiFAE Premium (as defined below),
being an amount no greater than EUR 746,700,650.76 and being made available in the US Dollar Equivalent of that Maximum Loan Amount (as such Dollar amount may be adjusted pursuant to clause 5.3 of the Novation Agreement).
(C)    Of the amounts referred to in recital (B)(i) and (ii) above, the Lenders have made certain amounts available to the Original Borrower during the period prior to the Actual Delivery Date pursuant to this Agreement (the liability for which amount has been assumed by the Borrower following the novation of this Agreement pursuant to the Novation Agreement) and the balance of such amounts has been, or shall be, made available to the Borrower as Additional Advances pursuant to the Novation Agreement and this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereto agree as follows:
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ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
SECTION 1.1.    Defined Terms. The following terms (whether or not underscored) when used in this Agreement, including its preamble and recitals, shall, when capitalized, except where the context otherwise requires, have the following meanings (such meanings to be equally applicable to the singular and plural forms thereof):
2.875% Converted Debt” means the aggregate amount of debt securities issued by the Borrower pursuant to the 2.875% Convertible Notes Indenture which are, in accordance with the provisions of the said 2.875% Convertible Notes Indenture, converted, or remain to be converted, into equity securities of the Borrower on the 2.875% Maturity Date.
2.875% Convertible Notes Indenture” means that certain Indenture, dated as of October 16, 2020, (as amended, supplemented, extended and/or otherwise modified from time to time) in respect of the $575,000,000 2.875% convertible senior notes due 2023, by and among the Borrower as issuer and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as trustee.
2.875% Maturity Date” has the meaning given to the term Maturity Date in the 2.875% Convertible Notes Indentures (and being, as at the date of the Sixth Novation Agreement Supplement, November 15, 2023).
4.25% Converted Debt” means the aggregate amount of debt securities issued by the Borrower pursuant to the 4.25% Convertible Notes Indenture which are, in accordance with the provisions of the said 4.25% Convertible Notes Indenture, converted, or remain to be converted, into equity securities of the Borrower on the 4.25% Maturity Date.
4.25% Convertible Notes Indenture” means that certain Indenture, dated as of June 9, 2020, (as amended, supplemented, extended and/or otherwise modified from time to time) in respect of the $1,150,000,000 4.250% convertible senior notes due 2023, by and among the Borrower as issuer and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as trustee.
4.25% Maturity Date” has the meaning given to the term Maturity Date in the 4.25% Convertible Notes Indenture (and being, as at the date of the Sixth Novation Agreement Supplement, June 15, 2023).
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)” means at any date the Borrower’s accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) on such date, determined in accordance with GAAP.
Actual Delivery Date” means the date on which the Purchased Vessel is delivered by the Builder to, and accepted by, the Borrower under the Construction Contract, being also the date on which the final balance of the Loan is advanced by way of the Additional Advances.
Additional Advances” is defined in the Novation Agreement.
Additional BpiFAE Premium” means the additional premium payable to BpiFAE under, and in respect of, the amendment to the BpiFAE Insurance Policy made in connection with the Seventh Novation Agreement Supplement and the making available of the Upsize Additional Advance.
Additional Guarantee” means a guarantee of the Obligations provided by a New Guarantor in a form and substance substantially the same as the other Guarantees
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(reflecting any necessary logical and factual changes), with such changes, or otherwise in a form and substance, reasonably acceptable to the Facility Agent and acceptable to BpiFAE.
Additional Subordination Agreement” means any subordination agreement with respect to the Second Priority Guarantee or the Third Priority Guarantee, as applicable, in a form and substance substantially the same as the other Subordination Agreements (reflecting any necessary logical and factual changes), with such changes, or otherwise in a form and substance, reasonably acceptable to the Facility Agent and the beneficiaries of any Indebtedness incurred by the relevant Guarantor, as applicable, and acceptable to BpiFAE.
Adjustable Amount” means, as of any time of determination, $500,000,000; provided if the aggregate amount of New Capital is equal to or greater than $500,000,000, then the Adjustable Amount shall be $350,000,000.
Adjusted Cash Balance means, as of any date (the “Measurement Date”), the aggregate amount of unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as determined in accordance with GAAP plus (a) any amounts available to be drawn by the Borrower and/or any of its Subsidiaries under committed but undrawn term loan or revolving credit facility agreements (excluding any amounts available under agreements where the proceeds are only intended to be used to fund the purchase of new Vessels) and less (b) the sum of (i) any scheduled payments of principal or interest (but for the purposes of anticipating any interest liabilities, the interest rate of any floating rate debt shall be determined based on reference rates then in effect at the Measurement Date) in respect of debt during the period commencing on the Measurement Date and ending on the date that is six months thereafter, (ii) any customer deposits held by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries for cruises that are scheduled to commence within three months of the Measurement Date and (iii) any planned Non-Financed Capex during the period commencing on the Measurement Date and ending on the date that is six months thereafter.
Adjusted EBITDA After Principal and Interest” means, for any Last Reported Fiscal Quarter, the Borrower’s EBITDA After Principal and Interest for such period, excluding those items, if any, that the Borrower has excluded in determining “Adjusted Net Income” for such period as disclosed in the Borrower’s annual report on 10-K or quarterly report on 10-Q, as applicable, for such Last Reported Fiscal Quarter, as evidenced pursuant to the relevant certificate to be submitted by the Borrower pursuant to Section 7.1.1(l).
Affiliate” of any Person means any other Person which, directly or indirectly, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such Person. A Person shall be deemed to be “controlled by” any other Person if such other Person possesses, directly or indirectly, power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person whether by contract or otherwise.
Agent” means either the ECA Agent or the Facility Agent and “Agents” means both of them.
Agreement” means, on any date, this credit agreement as originally in effect on the Signing Date and as novated, amended and restated by the Novation Agreement and as thereafter from time to time amended, supplemented, amended and restated, or otherwise modified and in effect on such date.
Annex VI” means Annex VI of the Protocol of 1997 (as subsequently amended from time to time) to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Marpol), as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto.
Annualized Net Cash from Operating Activities” means, with respect to any calculation of net cash from operating activities for any period:
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(a)    in the case of the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters ending with the first Fiscal Quarter ending after the last day of the Fiscal Quarter ending on September 30, 2022, the product of (A) net cash from operating activities for such first Fiscal Quarter and (B) four,
(b)    in the case of the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters ending with the second Fiscal Quarter ending after the last day of the Fiscal Quarter ending on September 30, 2022, the product of (i) the sum of net cash from operating activities for such second Fiscal Quarter and the immediately preceding Fiscal Quarter and (ii) two; and
(c)    in the case of the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters ending with the third Fiscal Quarter ending after the last day of the Fiscal Quarter ending on September 30, 2022, the product of (i) the sum of net cash from operating activities for such third Fiscal Quarter and the two immediately preceding Fiscal Quarters and (ii) four-thirds,
in each case determined in accordance with GAAP as shown in the Borrower’s consolidated statements of cash flows for such period.
Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Borrower or any of its Affiliates from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption.
Anticipated Delivery Date” means the Expected Delivery Date (as defined in the Receivable Purchase Agreement) as at the Signing Date, namely 20 October 2022.
Applicable Commitment Rate” means (x) from the Signing Date up to and including the date falling two years prior to the Anticipated Delivery Date, 0.15% per annum, (y) from the day following the date falling two years prior to the Anticipated Delivery Date up to and including the date falling one year prior to the Anticipated Delivery Date, 0.28% per annum, and (z) from the day following the date falling one year prior to the Anticipated Delivery Date until the Commitment Fee Termination Date, 0.33% per annum.
Applicable Jurisdiction” means the jurisdiction or jurisdictions under which the Borrower is organized, domiciled or resident or from which any of its business activities are conducted or in which any of its properties are located and which has jurisdiction over the subject matter being addressed.
Assignee Lender” is defined in Section 11.11.1.
Authorized Officer” means those officers of the Borrower authorized to act with respect to the Loan Documents and whose signatures and incumbency shall have been certified to the Facility Agent by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Borrower.
Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEA Financial Institution.
Bail-In Legislation” means: (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule; and (b) in relation to any state other than such an EEA Member Country or (to the extent that the United Kingdom is not such an EEA Member Country) the United Kingdom, any analogous law or regulation from time to time which requires contractual recognition of any Write-down and Conversion Powers contained in that law or regulation.
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Bank Indebtedness” means the Borrower’s Indebtedness up to a maximum aggregate principal amount of $5,300,000,000 under the following agreements (as amended, restated, supplemented, extended, refinanced, replaced or otherwise modified from time to time): (a) the USD1,550,000,000 revolving credit facility maturing in 2022 with Nordea Bank AB (publ), New York Branch as agent, (b) the USD1,925,000,000 revolving credit facility maturing in 2024 with The Bank of Nova Scotia as agent, (c) the USD1,000,000,000 term loan maturing on 5 April 2022 with Bank of America, N.A. as agent, (d) the USD300,000,000 term loan maturing on 7 June 2028 with Nordea Bank ABP, New York Branch as agent, (e) the USD55,827,065 term loan maturing on 5 December 2022 with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as agent, (f) the €80,000,000 term loan maturing in November 2024 with Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) as agent, (g) the USD130,000,000 term loan maturing on 2 February 2023 with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, New York Branch as agent, (h) that certain guarantee dated 18 July 2016 with SMBC Leasing and Finance, Inc. as agent in connection with liabilities relating to the “Lease”, the “Construction Agency Agreement”, the “Participation Agreement” and any other “Operative Document” (as each term is defined in such guarantee) and (i) any other agreement (other than in connection with Credit Card Obligations) as to which the Second Priority Guarantors provide a first priority guarantee package.
Bank of Nova Scotia Agreement” means the U.S. $1,925,000,000 amended and restated credit agreement dated as of 4 December 2017 among the Borrower, as borrower, the various financial institutions as are or shall become parties thereto, as lenders, and The Bank of Nova Scotia, as administrative agent, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Basic Contract Price” is as defined in the Construction Contract.
Borrower” is defined in the preamble.
BpiFAE” means BpiFrance Assurance Export, the French export credit agency, a French société par action simplifiée à associé unique with its registered office at 27-31, avenue du Général Leclerc, 94710 Maisons-Alfort Cedex, France, registered at the trade and companies registry of Créteil under number 815 276 308 and includes its successors in title or any other person succeeding to BpiFrance Assurance Export in the role as export credit agency of the Republic of France to manage and provide under its control, on its behalf and in its name the public export guarantees as provided by article L 432-1 of the French insurance code.
BpiFAE Enhanced Guarantee” means the enhanced guarantee (garantie rehaussée) issued or to be issued by BpiFAE to the benefit of CAFFIL in accordance with article 84 of the French Amending Finance Law 2012 (as amended) in relation to the refinancing of SFIL’s participation and Commitments under the Loan, and any other documents (including any security) entered into or to be entered into by SFIL with CAFFIL and/or BpiFAE in relation thereto.
BpiFAE Insurance Policy” means the export credit insurance policy in respect of the Loan issued by BpiFAE for the benefit of the Lenders.
BpiFAE Premium” means the premium payable to BpiFAE under and in respect of the BpiFAE Insurance Policy (and including the Additional BpiFAE Premium).
Builder” is defined in the preamble.
Business Day” means any day which is neither a Saturday or Sunday nor a legal holiday on which banks are authorized or required to be closed in New York City, London, Madrid or Paris, and if the Floating Rate applies, or is to apply, to any part of the Loan:
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(c)    in the case of an advance of all or part of the Loan, an Interest Period, prepayment or conversion, in each case with respect to the Loan bearing interest by reference to the Floating Rate;
(d)    in the case of any date for payment or purchase of an amount relating to the Compounded Reference Rate (if applicable); or
(e)    in the case of the determination of the first day or the last day of an Interest Period for the Compounded Reference Rate (if applicable) or otherwise in relation to the determination of the length of such Interest Period,
which is a US Government Securities Business Day.
B34 Facility Amendment Date” means 20 March 2018, the effective date of the third supplemental agreement dated 16 March 2018 to (among other things) a credit facility supported by BpiFAE (pertaining to Hull No. B34) reflecting the alignment of certain provisions and covenants with the Borrower’s revolving credit facility refinanced on 12 October 2017.
CAFFIL” means Caisse Française de Financement Local, a French société anonyme, with its registered office at 112-114 avenue Emile Zola - 75015 Paris - France, registered at the Paris Trade and Companies Register under number 421 318 064.
Capital Lease Obligations” means obligations of the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower under any leasing or similar arrangement which, in accordance with GAAP, would be classified as capitalized leases.
Capitalization” means, at any date, the sum of (a) Net Debt on such date, plus (b) Stockholders’ Equity on such date.
Capitalized Lease Liabilities” means the principal portion of all monetary obligations of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries under any leasing or similar arrangement which, in accordance with GAAP, would be classified as capitalized leases, and, for purposes of this Agreement and each other Loan Document, the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof, determined in accordance with GAAP.
Cash Equivalents” means all amounts other than cash that are included in the “cash and cash equivalents” shown on the Borrower’s balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP.
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 50% or more of the equity securities of the Borrower entitled to vote for members of the board of directors or equivalent governing body of the Borrower 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 24 consecutive months, a majority of the members of the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of the Borrower 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)
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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.
CIRR” means 2.56% per annum being the Commercial Interest Reference Rate determined in accordance with the OECD Arrangement for Officially Supported Export Credits to be applicable to the Loan hereunder.
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, reformed or otherwise modified from time to time.
Commitment” is defined in Section 2.2 and means, relative to any Lender, such Lender’s obligation to make the Loan pursuant to Section 2.1.
(i)    “Commitment Fee” is defined in Section 3.4.
(ii)    “Commitment Fee Termination Date” is defined in Section 3.4.
Commitment Termination Date” means the Back Stop Date (as defined in the Receivable Purchase Agreement) (or such later date as the Lenders and BpiFAE may agree).
Compounded Reference Rate” has the meaning given to it in, and is determined in accordance with, Exhibit O.
Compounded Reference Rate Supplement” has the meaning given to it in Exhibit O.
“Compounded Reference Rate Terms” has the meaning given to it in, and is determined in accordance with, Exhibit O
Compounding Methodology Supplement” has the meaning given to it in Exhibit O.
Construction Contract” is defined in the preamble.
Contract Price” is as defined in the Construction Contract and which includes a lump sum amount in respect of the Non-Yard Costs.
Covered Taxes” is defined in Section 4.6.
"Credit Adjustment Spread" has the meaning given to it in Exhibit O.
Credit Card Obligations” means any obligations of the Borrower under credit card processing arrangements or other similar payment processing arrangements entered into in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower.
Cumulative Compounded RFR Rate” has the meaning given to it in, and is determined in accordance with, Exhibit O.
Daily Non-Cumulative Compounded RFR Rate” has the meaning given to it in, and is determined in accordance with, Exhibit O.
DDTL Indebtedness” means the Borrower’s Indebtedness (or, if such Indebtedness has not yet been incurred, the commitments by lenders to provide Indebtedness to the Borrower as of the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement) in connection with that certain Commitment Letter, dated as of August 12, 2020, between the Borrower and MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING INC. (as amended, restated, extended, supplemented, refinanced, replaced or otherwise modified from time to time).
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Debt Deferral Extension Regular Monitoring Requirements" means the general test scheme/reporting package in the form set out in Exhibit M to this Agreement submitted or to be submitted (as the case may be) by the Borrower in accordance with Section 7.1.1(i).
Debt Incurrence” means any incurrence of Indebtedness for borrowed money by any Group Member, whether pursuant to a public offering or a Rule 144A or other private placement of debt securities (including any secured debt securities (but excluding any unsecured debt securities) convertible into equity securities) or an incurrence of loans under any loan or credit facility, or any issuance of bonds, other than:
(a)    any Indebtedness (but having regard, in respect of any secured and/or guaranteed Indebtedness, to the restrictions set out in Section 7.2.9(b)) incurred by a Group Member between 1 April 2020 and the earlier of (i) the end of the Early Warning Monitoring Period and (ii) 31 December 2023 (or such later date as may, with the prior consent of BpiFAE, be agreed between the Borrower and the Lenders) (the “Debt Incurrence Trigger Date”);

(b)    Indebtedness incurred by a Group Member pursuant to an intra-Group loan from another Group Member, provided that no Group Member shall be permitted to incur any such Indebtedness at any time where an Event of Default or a Prepayment Event has occurred and is continuing;

(c)    Indebtedness incurred to refinance (and for this purpose having regard to the applicable provisions of Section 7.2.9) a maturity payment under any existing loan or credit facility (including any crisis and/or recovery-related Indebtedness incurred by a Group Member prior to the Debt Incurrence Trigger Date) or issued bonds of a Group Member, provided that;

(i)    in the case of any such refinancing, the amount of such Indebtedness being used in connection with that refinancing does not increase the aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness or the commitments outstanding at the time of that refinancing and is otherwise incurred on a basis permitted pursuant to this Agreement (including, without limitation, in relation to the provision of any Liens or guarantees that may be provided to support the relevant refinancing arrangement); and
(ii)    in the case of the refinancing of crisis and/or recovery-related Indebtedness of the type referred to above, that refinancing shall either (A) reduce the interest burden of the Borrower (and for such purposes the interest rate of any floating rate debt shall be determined based on reference rates then in effect at the time of the new debt incurrence) or (B) replace the existing secured and/or guaranteed Indebtedness with unsecured and unguaranteed debt;

(d)    Indebtedness provided by banks or other financial institutions under the Borrower’s senior unsecured revolving credit facilities in an aggregate amount not greater than the commitments thereunder as in effect on 19 February 2021 plus the amount of any existing uncommitted incremental facilities (i.e. any unused accordion) on such facilities;
(e)    Indebtedness provided by banks or other financial institutions which, as at 19 February 2021, is committed but yet to be incurred in respect of the DDTL Indebtedness (but, in respect of that DDTL Indebtedness, up to a maximum amount of $700,000,000);

(f)    any of the following types of indebtedness in each case incurred in the ordinary course of business of any Group Member and with the prior written consent of BpiFAE:

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(i)    the issuances of commercial paper;
(ii)    Capitalized Lease Liabilities;
(iii)    purchase money indebtedness;
(iv)    indebtedness under overdraft facilities; and
(v)    financial obligations in connection with repurchase agreements and/or securities lending arrangements; and

(g)    vessel financings (including the financing of pre-delivery contract installments, change orders, owner furnished equipment costs or other such similar arrangements) in respect of vessels for which shipbuilding contracts have been executed on or prior to 28 April 2020 (provided, however, that a refinancing of a vessel financing shall not be included in this carve-out (g)).
Default” means any Event of Default or any condition, occurrence or event which, after notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute an Event of Default.
Delivery Non-Yard Costs Certificate” means the certificate to be provided to the Facility Agent in the form of Exhibit E-1 on or prior to the Actual Delivery Date certifying the amount in EUR of the Paid Non-Yard Costs and the Unpaid Non-Yard Costs as at the Actual Delivery Date, duly signed by the Borrower and endorsed by the Builder.
Dispose” means to sell, transfer, license, lease, distribute or otherwise transfer, and “Disposition” shall have a correlative meaning.
"Disruption Event" means either or both of:
(a)    a material disruption to those payment or communications systems or to those financial markets which are, in each case, required to operate in order for payments to be made in connection with the Loan (or otherwise in order for the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents to be carried out) which disruption is not caused by, and is beyond the control of, any of the parties; or

(b)    the occurrence of any other event which results in a disruption (of a technical or systems-related nature) to the treasury or payments operations of a party preventing that, or any other, party:

Schedule 1from performing its payment obligations under the Loan Documents; or
Schedule 2from communicating with other parties or in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents,

and which (in either such case) is not caused by, and is beyond the control of, the party whose operations are disrupted.
Dollar” and the sign “$” mean lawful money of the United States.
Early Warning Monitoring Period” means the period beginning on the Novation Effective Time and ending on the last day of two consecutive Fiscal Quarters in which the Borrower has achieved a higher Adjusted EBITDA After Principal and Interest for such Fiscal Quarters when compared with the same calculation for the corresponding Fiscal Quarters of the 2019 Fiscal Year, as evidenced pursuant to the certificate to be submitted by the Borrower pursuant to Section 7.1.1(l) (and such date shall be notified to the Borrower by the Facility Agent).
EBITDA After Principal and Interest” means, for any Last Reported Fiscal Quarter, the Borrower’s consolidated operating income for such period plus any depreciation
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and amortization expenses that were deducted in calculating consolidated operating income for such period and minus (a) any scheduled amortization or maturity payments made during such period and (b) consolidated interest expense of the Borrower for such period (net of any capitalized interest and interest income), in each relevant case as determined in accordance with GAAP.
ECA Agent” is defined in the preamble.
ECA Financed Vessel” means any Vessel subject to any ECA Financing.
ECA Financing” means any financing arrangement pursuant to which one or more ECA Guarantor provides guarantees or other credit support (including but not limited to a sale and leaseback transaction or bareboat charter or lease or an arrangement whereby a Vessel under construction is pledged as collateral to secure the indebtedness of a shipbuilder, and, for the avoidance of doubt, committed but undrawn export credit agency facilities), entered into by the Borrower or a Subsidiary for the purpose of financing or refinancing all or any part of the purchase price, cost of design or construction of a Vessel or Vessels or the acquisition of Equity Interests of entities owning, or to own, Vessels.
ECA Guarantor” means BpiFrance Assurance Export, Finnvera plc or Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft (or, in each case, any successor thereof).
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of a Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
Effective Date” means the date this Agreement becomes effective pursuant to Section 11.8.
Effective Time” means the Novation Effective Time as defined in the Novation Agreement.
Environmental Laws” means all applicable federal, state, local or foreign statutes, laws, ordinances, codes, rules and regulations (including consent decrees and administrative orders) relating to the protection of the environment.
Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares, interests, rights, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests or units in) such Person and all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase, acquisition or exchange from such Person of any of the foregoing (including through convertible securities) but excluding any debt securities convertible into such Equity Interests.
Escrow Account” means the Dollar escrow account of the Borrower opened or to be opened with the Escrow Account Bank for the purpose of receiving the relevant amount of the Additional Advances in respect of Unpaid Non-Yard Costs in accordance with Section 2.3(f).
Escrow Account Bank” means Citibank N.A., London Branch of Citigroup Centre, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB.
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Escrow Account Security” means the account security in respect of the Escrow Account executed or, as the context may require, to be executed by the Borrower in favour of the Security Trustee in the form agreed by the Lenders and the Borrower on or about the Restatement Date.
Escrow Agency and Trust Deed” means the agency and trust deed executed or, as the context may require, to be executed by, amongst others, the Borrower, the parties to this Agreement and the Security Trustee.
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor Person), as in effect from time to time.
EUR”, “Euro” and the sign “” mean the currency of participating member states of the European Monetary Union pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) 974/98 of 3 May 1998, as amended from time to time.
Event of Default” is defined in Section 8.1.
Existing Principal Subsidiaries” means each Subsidiary of the Borrower that is a Principal Subsidiary on the Signing Date.
Facility Agent” is defined in the preamble and includes each other Person as shall have subsequently been appointed as the successor Facility Agent, and as shall have accepted such appointment, pursuant to Section 10.5.
FATCA” means (a) Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as in effect at the date hereof, and any current or future regulations promulgated thereunder or official interpretations thereof, (b) any treaty, law or regulation of any other jurisdiction, or relating to an intergovernmental agreement between the US and any other jurisdiction, which (in either case) facilitates the implementation of any law or regulation referred to in paragraph (a) above; or (c) any agreement pursuant to the implementation of any treaty, law or regulation referred to in paragraphs (a) or (b) above with the US Internal Revenue Service, the US government or any governmental or taxation authority in any other jurisdiction.
FATCA Deduction” means a deduction or withholding from a payment under a Loan Document required by FATCA.
FATCA Exempt Party” means a party to this Agreement that is entitled to receive payments free from any FATCA Deduction.
Fee Letter” means any letter entered into by reference to this Agreement between any or all of the Facility Agent, the Mandated Lead Arrangers, the Arrangers, the Lenders and/or the Borrower setting out the amount of certain fees referred to in, or payable in connection with, this Agreement.
Final Maturity” means twelve (12) years after the Actual Delivery Date.
Final Non-Yard Costs Certificate” means the certificate to be provided to the Facility Agent in the form of Exhibit E-2 on or prior to the NYC Cut Off Date certifying the amount in Euro of the Paid Non-Yard Costs as at the date of that certificate, duly signed by the Borrower.
Financial Covenant Waiver Period” means the period from and including the Novation Effective Time to and including December 31, 2022 (it being acknowledged and agreed that the Financial Covenant Waiver Period shall have expired prior to the occurrence of the Novation Effective Time).
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First Novation Agreement Supplement” means the supplemental agreement dated 12 March 2020 and made between, amongst others, the Original Borrower and the parties hereto, pursuant to which the Novation Agreement was amended and restated.
First Priority Assets” means the Vessels known on the date the Third Novation Agreement Supplement becomes effective as or that sailed under the name (i) Celebrity Constellation, (ii) Celebrity Equinox, (iii) Celebrity Millennium, (iv) Celebrity Silhouette, (v) Celebrity Summit, (vi) Celebrity Eclipse, (vii) Celebrity Infinity, (viii) Celebrity Reflection and (ix) Celebrity Solstice (it being understood that such Vessels shall remain “First Priority Assets” regardless of any change in name or ownership after such date).
First Priority Guarantee” means the first priority guarantee granted by the First Priority Guarantor prior to the Effective Time (and any other first priority guarantee granted by a First Priority Holdco Subsidiary in connection with becoming a First Priority Guarantor) in favor of the Facility Agent for the benefit of the Agent and the Lenders, in each case substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit G.
First Priority Guarantor” means Celebrity Cruise Lines Inc. (and any of its successors) and any other First Priority Holdco Subsidiary that has granted or, prior to that entity becoming a First Priority Holdco Subsidiary pursuant to a Disposal of a First Priority Asset in accordance with Section 7.2.5(a)(v)(A), will grant a First Priority Guarantee.
First Priority Holdco Subsidiaries” means one or more Subsidiaries of the Borrower that directly own any of the Equity Interests issued by any other Subsidiary of the Borrower that owns any First Priority Assets.
First Priority Release Event” means the occurrence of any event or other circumstance that results in either (x) 80% of the aggregate principal amount of Bank Indebtedness outstanding as of the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement (being $5,300,000,000 (and 80% of which is $4,240,000,000)) or (y) 100% of the aggregate principal amount of Secured Note Indebtedness outstanding as of the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement (being $3,320,000,000):
(a)    no longer remaining outstanding (whether as a result of repayment, redemption or otherwise (but excluding in connection with any enforcement action taken by the relevant creditors in respect of that Indebtedness); and
(b)    not having been refinanced (whether initially or through subsequent refinancings) with Indebtedness that is (i) secured by a Lien or (ii) incurred or guaranteed by any one or more Subsidiaries of the Borrower.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a First Priority Release Event shall in no case occur if the Borrower has failed to pay any Indebtedness that is outstanding under any ECA Financing (including this Agreement) when the same becomes due and payable (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand or otherwise). For the avoidance of doubt, if a First Priority Release Event would have occurred but for the continuance of the payment default described above, then a First Priority Release Event will occur immediately upon that payment default being remedied.
Fiscal Quarter” means any quarter of a Fiscal Year.
Fiscal Year” means any annual fiscal reporting period of the Borrower.
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, as of the end of any Fiscal Quarter, the ratio computed for the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters ending on the close of such Fiscal Quarter of:

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(a)    
(i)    save as provided in (a)(ii), net cash from operating activities (determined in accordance with GAAP) for such period; or
(ii)    in the case of the end of each of the first three Fiscal Quarters ending after the last day of the Fiscal Quarter ending on September 30, 2022, the Annualized Net Cash from Operating Activities for such relevant Fiscal Quarter, to:
(b)    the sum of:
(i)    dividends actually paid by the Borrower during such period (including, without limitation, dividends in respect of preferred stock of the Borrower); plus
(ii)    scheduled cash payments of principal of all debt less New Financings (determined in accordance with GAAP, but in any event including Capitalized Lease Liabilities) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period.
Fifth Novation Agreement Supplement” means the supplemental agreement dated 12 December 2021 and made between, amongst others, the Original Borrower, the Security Trustee and the parties hereto.
Fixed Rate” means a rate per annum equal to the sum of the CIRR plus the Fixed Rate Margin.
Fixed Rate Margin” means 0.62% per annum.
Floating Rate” means the percentage rate per annum equal to the sum of:
(a)    in the case of the Floating Rate Loan (excluding the Upsize Additional Advance, in respect of which sub-paragraph (b) below shall apply), the Reference Rate (or, if applicable at the relevant time of determination, the Compounded Reference Rate) plus the relevant Floating Rate Margin and, save in the case of the Compounded Reference Rate (on the basis that the Credit Adjustment Spread forms, where applicable, part of such rate), the Credit Adjustment Spread; and
(b)    in the case of the Upsize Additional Advance, the Reference Rate (or, if applicable at the relevant time of determination, the Compounded Reference Rate) plus the relevant Floating Rate Margin.
Floating Rate Loan” means all or any portion of the Loan bearing interest at the Floating Rate (and including, at all times, the Upsize Additional Advance).
Floating Rate Margin” means, for each Interest Period:
(a)    in respect of the Floating Rate Loan (but for this purpose excluding the Upsize Additional Advance), 1.05% per annum; and
(b)    in respect of the Upsize Additional Advance, 1.45% per annum.
Fourth Novation Agreement Supplement” means the supplemental agreement dated 12 July 2021 and made between, amongst others, the Original Borrower, the Security Trustee and the parties hereto, pursuant to which the Novation Agreement was amended in connection with the Framework.
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Fourth Supplement Effective Date” has the meaning ascribed to the term “Amendment Effective Date” in the Fourth Novation Agreement Supplement.
Framework” means the document titled “Debt Deferral Extension Framework” in the form set out in Exhibit L to this Agreement, and which sets out certain key principles and parameters and being applicable to BpiFAE-covered loan agreements such as this Agreement.
F.R.S. Board” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or any successor thereto.
French Authorities” means the Direction Générale du Trésor of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, any successors thereto, or any other governmental authority in or of France involved in the provision, management or regulation of the terms, conditions and issuance of export credits including, among others, such entities to whom authority in respect of the extension or administration of export financing matters have been delegated, such as BpiFAE.
Funding Losses Event” is defined in Section 4.4.1.
GAAP” is defined in Section 1.4.
Government-related Obligations” means obligations of the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower under, or Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower to satisfy obligations under, any governmental requirement imposed by any Applicable Jurisdiction that must be complied with to enable the Borrower and its Subsidiaries to continue their business in such Applicable Jurisdiction, excluding, in any event, any taxes imposed on the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower.
Group” means the Borrower and its Subsidiaries from time to time.
Group Member” means any entity that is a member of the Group.
Group Member Guarantee” means any guarantee or other similar or analogous credit support arrangement granted by a Group Member (other than the Borrower) in support of the Indebtedness of another Group Member or any other Person.
Guarantee” means the First Priority Guarantee, the Second Priority Guarantee, the Third Priority Guarantee and (if applicable) any Additional Guarantee and “Guarantees means any or all of them.
Guarantee Release Date” means the date upon which the First Priority Release Event, the Second Priority Release Event and the Third Priority Release Event have all occurred and accordingly, subject to Section 7.2.5(g) (and in particular proviso (2) to such Section 7.2.5(g)) each of the Guarantees has been released by the Facility Agent, and also being the date upon which, in accordance with Section 7.3, certain provisions of this Agreement shall be replaced by the provisions set out in Exhibit N, and if such date falls prior to the Novation Effective Time, the Guarantee Release Date shall be deemed to occur at the Novation Effective Time.
Guarantor” means the provider of any Guarantee from time to time and “Guarantors means any or all of them.
Hedging Instruments” means options, caps, floors, collars, swaps, forwards, futures and any other agreements, options or instruments substantially similar thereto or any series or combination thereof used to hedge interest, foreign currency and commodity exposures.
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herein”, “hereof”, “hereto”, “hereunder” and similar terms contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document refer to this Agreement or such other Loan Document, as the case may be, as a whole and not to any particular Section, paragraph or provision of this Agreement or such other Loan Document.
Illegality Notice” is defined in Section 3.2(b).
Indebtedness” means, for any Person: (a) obligations created, issued or incurred by such Person for borrowed money (whether by loan, the issuance and sale of debt securities or the sale of property to another Person subject to an understanding or agreement, contingent or otherwise, to repurchase such property from such Person); (b) obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase or acquisition price of property or services, other than (i) trade accounts payable (other than for borrowed money) arising, and accrued expenses incurred, in the ordinary course of business so long as such trade accounts payable are payable within 180 days of the date the respective goods are delivered or the respective services are rendered and (ii) any purchase price adjustment, earnout or deferred payment of a similar nature incurred in connection with an acquisition (but only to the extent that no payment has at the time accrued pursuant to such purchase price adjustment, earnout or deferred payment obligation); (c) Indebtedness of others secured by a Lien on the property of such Person, whether or not the respective Indebtedness so secured has been assumed by such Person; (d) obligations of such Person in respect of letters of credit or similar instruments issued or accepted by banks and other financial institutions for the account of such Person; (e) Capital Lease Obligations of such Person; (f) guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others, up to the amount of Indebtedness so guaranteed; (g) obligations of such Person in respect of surety bonds and similar obligations; and (h) liabilities arising under Hedging Instruments.
Indemnified Liabilities” is defined in Section 11.4.
Indemnified Parties” is defined in Section 11.4.
Interest Payment Date” means each Repayment Date.
Interest Period” means the period between the Actual Delivery Date and the first Repayment Date, and subsequently each succeeding period between two consecutive Repayment Dates.
Interest Stabilisation Agreement” means an agreement on interest stabilisation entered into between BpiFAE and each Lender (other than BpiFAE or CAFFIL as assignee of all or any of SFIL’s rights as Lender following the enforcement of any security granted pursuant to paragraph (iv) of Section 11.11.1 in connection with the BpiFAE Enhanced Guarantee, subject as provided in Section 11.11.1) in connection with the Loan.
Investment Grade” means, with respect to Moody’s, a Senior Debt Rating of Baa3 or better and, with respect to S&P, a Senior Debt Rating of BBB- or better.
Last Reported Fiscal Quarter(s)” means the most recently completed Fiscal Quarter(s) for which the Borrower has filed financial statements with the SEC as part of an annual report on Form 10-Q or a quarterly report on Form 10-Q.
Lender” and “Lenders” are defined in the preamble, and shall include the Upsize Lenders in their capacity as Lenders of the Upsize Additional Advance.
Lender Assignment Agreement” means any Lender Assignment Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit C.
Lending Office” means, relative to any Lender, the office of such Lender designated as such below its signature hereto or (as the case may be) opposite its name in
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schedule 1 of the Novation Agreement or designated in a Lender Assignment Agreement or such other office of a Lender as designated from time to time by notice from such Lender to the Borrower and the Facility Agent, whether or not outside the United States but subject in all cases to the agreement of BpiFAE in relation to the CIRR, which shall be making or maintaining the Loan of such Lender hereunder.
Lien” means any security interest, mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or otherwise), charge against or interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation or other priority or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever.
Lien Basket Amount” is defined in Section 7.2.3(b).
Loan” means the advances made by the Lenders under this Agreement from time to time or, as the case may be, the aggregate outstanding amount of such advances from time to time.
Loan Documents” means this Agreement, the Novation Agreement, the Escrow Agency and Trust Deed, the First Novation Agreement Supplement, the Second Novation Agreement Supplement, the Third Novation Agreement Supplement, the Fourth Novation Agreement Supplement, the Fifth Novation Agreement Supplement, the Sixth Novation Agreement Supplement, the Seventh Novation Agreement Supplement, the Fee Letters, the First Priority Guarantee, the Second Priority Guarantee, the Third Priority Guarantee, any Additional Guarantee, the Subordination Agreements, any Additional Subordination Agreement, any New Guarantor Subordination Agreement, the Escrow Account Security, each Compounded Reference Rate Supplement, each Compounding Methodology Supplement and any other document designated as a Loan Document by the Borrower and the Facility Agent.
Loan Request” means the loan request and certificate duly executed by an Authorized Officer of the Borrower, substantially in the form of Exhibit A hereto.
Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (a) the business, operations or financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, (b) the rights and remedies of the Facility Agent or any Lender under the Loan Documents or (c) the ability of the Borrower to perform its payment Obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party.
Material Guarantor” means (i) each of Celebrity Cruise Lines Inc., RCI Holdings LLC, RCL Cruise Holdings LLC and RCL Cruises Ltd (and each of their respective successors) and (ii) any other entity that becomes a First Priority Guarantor, a Second Priority Guarantor or a Third Priority Guarantor after the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement.
Material Litigation” is defined in Section 6.7.
Maximum Loan Amount” is defined in the preamble.
Maximum Non-Yard Costs Amount” is defined in the preamble.
Monthly Outflow” means, in respect of each monthly period, the quotient obtained by dividing:
a)    the sum of (i) Total Cruise Operating Expenses (as determined in accordance with GAAP) for the Last Reported Fiscal Quarter, (ii) Marketing, Selling and Administrative Expenses (as determined in accordance with GAAP) for the Last Reported Fiscal Quarter and (iii) Interest Expense, net of Interest Capitalized (as determined in accordance with GAAP) for the Last Reported Fiscal Quarter minus (x) Interest Income (as
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determined in accordance with GAAP) for the Last Reported Fiscal Quarter, (y) any non-cash charges or impairments included in the calculation of Total Cruise Operating Expenses or Marketing, Selling and Administrative Expenses pursuant to sub-clause (i) or (ii) of this definition and (z) any loss on extinguishment of debt included in Interest Expenses, net of Interest Capitalized (as each such capitalized expression is defined or referenced in the financial statements of the Borrower); by
b)    three,
as evidenced pursuant to the relevant certificate to be submitted by the Borrower pursuant to Section 7.1.1(l).
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.
Net Debt” means, at any time, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all debt (including, without limitation, the principal portion of all capitalized leases) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP) less the sum of (without duplication);
(a)    all cash on hand of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries; plus
(b)    all Cash Equivalents.
Net Debt to Capitalization Ratio” means, as at any date, the ratio of (a) Net Debt on such date to (b) Capitalization on such date.
New Capital” means the aggregate gross amount of proceeds from any capital (whether in the form of debt, equity or otherwise) raised by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in one or a series of financings after January 1, 2021 (including (a) amounts borrowed (that were previously undrawn) under committed term loan facilities existing as of such date and (b) Indebtedness borrowed in lieu of the committed term loan facilities described in the foregoing clause (a) if the incurrence of such Indebtedness results in a reduction or termination of such commitments); provided that proceeds of any capital raise which are used substantially concurrently for (i) the purchase price of a new Vessel or (ii) repayment of existing Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness (A) maturing no later than the end of the first full calendar year following the date of such repayment or (B) under any revolving credit agreement the repayment of which is not accompanied by a corresponding permanent reduction in the related revolving credit commitments), in each case, shall not constitute New Capital.
New Financings” means proceeds from:
(a)    borrowed money (whether by loan or issuance and sale of debt securities), including drawings under this Agreement and any revolving credit facilities of the Borrower, and
(b)    the issuance and sale of equity securities.
“New Guarantor” means, with respect to any Vessel delivered after the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement, the Subsidiary of the Borrower that (a) directly owns the Equity Interests of the Principal Subsidiary that acquired such Vessel and (b) delivers an Additional Guarantee.
New Guarantor Subordination Agreement” means a subordination agreement pursuant to which the Lenders’ rights under the applicable Additional Guarantee will be fully subordinated in right of payment to the rights of the beneficiaries of the applicable Senior Guarantee, which subordination agreement shall be in a form and substance substantially the same as the other Subordination Agreements (reflecting any necessary logical and factual
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changes), with such changes, or otherwise in a form and substance, reasonably acceptable to the Facility Agent and the agent, trustee or other representative for such Senior Guarantee.
Nominated Owner” means a Subsidiary of the Borrower to be nominated by the Borrower prior to the Actual Delivery Date to take delivery of the Vessel under the Construction Contract.
Non-Financed Capex” means, with respect to any period, (a) the aggregate amount of purchases of property (including Vessels) and equipment by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries during such period as determined in good faith by the Borrower minus (b) the aggregate amount of committed financing available to be drawn during such period to fund any such purchases of property and equipment.
Non-Yard Costs” has the meaning assigned to “NYC Allowance” in paragraph 1.5 of Article II of the Construction Contract and, when such expression is prefaced by the word “incurred”, shall mean such amount of the Non-Yard Costs not exceeding EUR 93,000,000 and, when aggregated with the Other Basic Contract Price Increases, in an amount not exceeding EUR 96,000,000, as shall at the relevant time have been paid, or become payable, to the Builder by the Borrower under the Construction Contract as part of the Contract Price.
Nordea Agreement” means the U.S. $1,150,000,000 amended and restated credit agreement dated as of October 12, 2017, among the Borrower, as the borrower, the various financial institutions as are or shall become parties thereto and Nordea Bank AB (publ), New York Branch as administrative agent, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Novated Loan Balance” is as defined in the Novation Agreement.
Novation Agreement” means the novation agreement dated 24 July 2017 (as amended from time to time, including by the Third Novation Agreement Supplement) and made between the Original Borrower and the parties hereto pursuant to which (amongst other things) this Agreement was novated, amended and restated.
Novation Effective Time” is as defined in the Novation Agreement.
NYC Cut Off Date” means the date falling 60 days after the Actual Delivery Date or such later date as the Lenders (with the approval of BpiFAE) may agree.
Obligations” means all obligations (payment or otherwise) of the Borrower arising under or in connection with this Agreement.
Obligors” means the Borrower and the Guarantors.
Option Period” is defined in Section 3.2(c).
Organic Document” means, relative to the Borrower, its articles of incorporation (inclusive of any articles of amendment to its articles of incorporation) and its by-laws.
Original Borrower” means Houatorris Finance Limited of Cayman Corporate Centre, 27 Hospital Road, George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9008, Cayman Islands.
Other Basic Contract Price Increases” is defined in the Novation Agreement.
Other ECA Parties” means the facility agents acting on behalf of the creditors under any ECA Financing, whether existing on or after the effectiveness of the Third
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Novation Agreement Supplement (excluding the Facility Agent acting in any representative capacity in connection with this Agreement).
Other Guarantees” means the guarantees issued, or to be issued, by any of the First Priority Guarantor, the Second Priority Guarantors, the Third Priority Guarantor or any New Guarantor in favor of any Other ECA Party; provided that any Other Guarantee issued by (a) the First Priority Guarantor shall be pari passu in right of payment with the First Priority Guarantee, (b) any Second Priority Guarantor shall be pari passu (or junior) in right of payment with the Second Priority Guarantee, (c) the Third Priority Guarantor shall be pari passu (or junior) in right of payment with the Third Priority Guarantee and (d) any New Guarantor shall be pari passu in right of payment with each Additional Guarantee issued by such New Guarantor.
Other Senior Parties” means each agent, trustee or other representative in respect of Bank Indebtedness or Credit Card Obligations.
Paid Non-Yard Costs” means as at any relevant date, the amount in Euro of the Non-Yard Costs which have been paid for by the Borrower and, where applicable, supplied, installed and completed on the Purchased Vessel and as determined in accordance with the relevant amounts certified in the Delivery Non-Yard Costs Certificate or, as the case may be, the Final Non-Yard Costs Certificate as at such time.
Pari Passu Creditor” means with respect to any Group Member, any creditor under or in respect of any Indebtedness incurred by such Group Member (including in respect of any ECA Financing) which is not, as at December 31, 2020, secured by a Lien over a Vessel or which, at any time (whether pursuant to the operation of Section 7.1.9(d) or otherwise), shares in the same security and/or guarantee package as the Lenders.
Participant” is defined in Section 11.11.2.
Participant Register” is defined in Section 11.11.2.
Percentage” means, relative to any Lender, the percentage set forth opposite its name in schedule 1 of the Novation Agreement or as set out in the applicable Lender Assignment Agreement, as such percentage may be adjusted from time to time pursuant to Section 4.9 or pursuant to Lender Assignment Agreement(s) executed by such Lender and its Assignee Lender(s) and delivered pursuant to Section 11.11.1.
Permitted Refinancing” means, in respect of any Indebtedness or commitments, any amendment, restatement, extension, renewal, refinancing or replacement that does not increase the aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness or commitments outstanding at the time of such Permitted Refinancing other than by the amount of unpaid accrued interest and premium thereon and underwriting discounts, fees, commissions and expenses associated with such amendment, restatement, supplement, refinancing or other modification.
Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, firm, association, trust, government, governmental agency or any other entity, whether acting in an individual, fiduciary or other capacity.
Poseidon Principles” means the financial industry framework for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of ship finance portfolios published in June 2019 as the same may be amended or replaced to reflect changes in applicable law or regulation or the introduction of or changes to mandatory requirements of the International Maritime Organisation from time to time.
Prepayment Event” is defined in Section 9.1.
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Principal Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower that owns a Vessel.
Purchase Price” means, with respect to any Vessel, the book value of such Vessel at the time initially acquired by a Principal Subsidiary.
Purchased Vessel” is defined in the preamble.
Receivable Purchase Agreement” is as defined in the Novation Agreement.
Reference Rate” has the meaning given to it in Exhibit O.
Register” is defined in Section 11.11.3.
Repayment Date” means, subject to Section 4.8(c), each of the dates for payment of the repayment installments of the Loan pursuant to Section 3.1.
Required Lenders” means (a) at any time when SFIL is a Lender, SFIL and at least one other Lender that in the aggregate with SFIL hold more than 50% of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Loan or (b) or at any other time, Lenders that in the aggregate hold more than 50% of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Loan, and in each case, if no such principal amount is then outstanding, Lenders that in the aggregate have more than 50% of the Commitments.
Resolution Authority” means any body which has authority to exercise any Write-down and Conversion Powers.
Restatement Date” means 12 March 2020, being the date on which the form of this Agreement was amended and restated pursuant to the First Novation Agreement Supplement.
Restricted Credit Enhancement” means any Group Member Guarantee, Lien or other security or other similar or analogous credit support arrangement granted by a Group Member in respect of any Indebtedness of a Group Member.
Restricted Loan Arrangement” means any loan or credit (including any seller’s credit granted in connection with the sale of a Vessel or other assets (and provided that any such sale complies with the provisions of Section 9.1.11(c))) made available by a Group Member to any Person but excluding any such loan or credit that is provided:
(c)    to another Group Member:
(d)    to a Person in respect of which the Borrower or any Subsidiary holds Equity Interests;
(e)    in circumstances where the relevant credit is a seller’s credit granted by that Group Member in the ordinary course of industry business and consistent with past practice; or
(f)    in circumstances where the relevant credit is otherwise in the ordinary course of business and/or consistent with past practice (it being agreed that any loans provided by the Group to its travel agents, vendors or customers to assist the Group during the crisis and/or recovery will be considered in the ordinary course of business) and where the aggregate amount of such credit referred to in this paragraph (d) does not exceed $100,000,000 (or its equivalent in any other currency) at any relevant time,
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provided that no Group Member shall be permitted to make or grant any new loan or other credit (or make any further advances in respect of any existing loan or other credit) of any kind to any Person at any time where an Event of Default or a Prepayment Event has occurred and is continuing. It is agreed that for the purpose of this definition “credit” shall not include any short term trade and/or operational receivables owing to a Group Member by a Person who is not a Group Member and which are created or arise in the ordinary course of business.
Restricted Payments” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property (other than Equity Interests)), with respect to any Equity Interests in the Borrower, or any share buy-back program or other payment (whether in cash, securities or other property (other than Equity Interests)), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such Equity Interests in the Borrower.
Restricted Voluntary Prepayment” means, in respect of any Indebtedness for borrowed money of any Group Member (other than any such Indebtedness incurred pursuant to an ECA Financing), the relevant Group Member elects to prepay, repay or redeem that Indebtedness prior to its scheduled maturity date other than:
(a)    any Indebtedness which is scheduled to mature on or prior to the end of the following calendar year (and whether pursuant to an amendment and extension of the agreements evidencing such Indebtedness and/or using proceeds raised by any Group Member in connection with any issuance of capital (whether in the form of Indebtedness for borrowed money, equity or otherwise but, in the case of any Indebtedness, subject to that Indebtedness being incurred in compliance with the carve-out provision set out in paragraph (c) of the definition of Debt Incurrence) or pursuant to the exercise of the equity claw feature in the Secured Note Indenture), provided, however, that the Borrower may, with the prior written consent of BpiFAE, prepay, repay or redeem any notes issued under indentures which are callable in accordance with their terms, including any call date through the use of the equity claw feature;
(b)    pursuant to a voluntary repayment under a revolving credit facility that does not result in the permanent reduction of the relevant revolving credit commitments under that revolving credit facility; and/or
(c)    where such prepayment, repayment or redemption is made solely for the purpose of avoiding an event of default or acceleration under the terms of the facility agreement in respect of the relevant Indebtedness.
S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Financial Inc.
Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, region or territory which is itself the subject or target of any Sanctions.
Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of State, or by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or any European Union member state, or any person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons, or (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country.
Sanctions” means economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the
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Treasury or the U.S. Department of State, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom.
SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any successor thereto.
Second Novation Agreement Supplement” means the supplemental agreement dated 29 August 2020 and made between, amongst others, the Original Borrower, the Borrower and the Facility Agent, pursuant to which the Novation Agreement was supplemented.
Second Priority Assets” means the Vessels known on the date the Third Novation Agreement Supplement becomes effective as or that sailed under the name (i) Azamara Quest, (ii) Azamara Pursuit, (iii) Azamara Journey, (iv) Celebrity Edge, (v) Celebrity Apex, (vi) Celebrity Flora, (vii) Celebrity Xpedition, (viii) Celebrity Xperience, (ix) Celebrity Xploration, (x) Monarch, (xi) Horizon and (xii) Sovereign (it being understood that such Vessels shall remain “Second Priority Assets” regardless of any change in name or ownership after such date).
Second Priority Guarantee” means the second priority guarantee granted by the Second Priority Guarantors prior to the Effective Time (and any other second priority guarantee granted by a Second Priority Holdco Subsidiary in connection with becoming a Second Priority Guarantor) in favor of the Facility Agent for the benefit of the Agents and the Lenders, in each case substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit H.
Second Priority Guarantors” means RCL Cruise Holdings LLC, Torcatt Enterprises S.A., RCL Holdings Cooperatief UA, RCL Cruises Ltd and RCL Investments Ltd (and any of their respective successors) and any other Second Priority Holdco Subsidiary that has granted or, prior to that entity becoming a Second Priority Holdco Subsidiary pursuant to a Disposal of a Second Priority Asset in accordance with Section 7.2.5(b)(iii)(A), will grant a Second Priority Guarantee.
Second Priority Holdco Subsidiaries” means (a) RCL Cruises Ltd. or any other Subsidiaries of the Borrower that directly own all of the equity interests in (i) RCL TUI Cruises German Verwaltungs GmbH and (ii) RCL TUI Cruises German Holding GmbH & Co. KG and (b) one or more Subsidiaries of the Borrower that directly own any of the Equity Interests issued by any other Subsidiary of the Borrower that owns any Second Priority Asset. For the avoidance of doubt, Second Priority Holdco Subsidiaries shall not include any Principal Subsidiary.
Second Priority Release Event” means the occurrence of any event or other circumstance that results in either (x) 80% of the aggregate principal amount of Bank Indebtedness outstanding as of the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement (being $5,300,000,000 (and 80% of which is $4,240,000,000)) or (y) 100% of the aggregate principal amount of Secured Note Indebtedness outstanding as of the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement (being $3,320,000,000):
(a)    no longer remaining outstanding (whether as a result of repayment, redemption or otherwise (but excluding in connection with any enforcement action taken by the relevant creditors in respect of that Indebtedness)); and
(b)    not having been refinanced (whether initially or through subsequent refinancings) with Indebtedness that is (i) secured by a Lien or (ii) incurred or guaranteed by any one or more Subsidiaries of the Borrower,
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and which, in the case of (y) above, has resulted in the release of (or will result in the substantially simultaneous release of) each guarantee granted by the Second Priority Guarantors in respect of the Bank Indebtedness.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Second Priority Release Event shall in no case occur if the Borrower has failed to pay any Indebtedness that is outstanding under any ECA Financing (including this Agreement) when the same becomes due and payable (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand or otherwise). For the avoidance of doubt, if a Second Priority Release Event would have occurred but for the continuance of the payment default described above, then a Second Priority Release Event will occur immediately upon that payment default being remedied.
Secured Note Indebtedness” means the Borrower’s Indebtedness under the Secured Note Indenture.
Secured Note Indenture” means that certain Indenture, dated as of May 19, 2020 (as amended, supplemented, extended, refinanced, replaced and/or otherwise modified from time to time) in respect of the $1,000,000,000 10.875% senior secured notes due 2023 and $2,320,000,000 11.50% senior secured notes due 2025, by and among the Borrower, as issuer, the guarantors party thereto from time to time, and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as trustee and as security agent.
Security Trustee” means Citicorp Trustee Company Limited of Citigroup Centre, Canada Square, London E14 5LB in its capacity as security trustee for the purpose of the Escrow Account Security.
Senior Debt Rating” means, as of any date, (a) the implied senior debt rating of the Borrower for debt pari passu in right of payment and in right of collateral security with the Obligations as given by Moody’s and S&P or (b) in the event the Borrower receives an actual unsecured senior debt rating (apart from an implied rating) from Moody’s and/or S&P, such actual rating or ratings, as the case may be (and in such case the Senior Debt Rating shall not be determined by reference to any implied senior debt rating from either agency).
Senior Guarantee” means any guarantee by a New Guarantor of Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries after the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement; provided that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness guaranteed under any Senior Guarantee shall in no case exceed 10.0% of the Purchase Price of the relevant Vessel owned by the Principal Subsidiary of such New Guarantor that acquired such Vessel.
Senior Parties” means each agent, trustee or other representative in respect of Unsecured Note Indebtedness or DDTL Indebtedness.
Seventh Novation Agreement Supplement” means the supplemental agreement dated             2023 and made between, amongst others, the Original Borrower, the Security Trustee and the parties hereto.
SFIL” means SFIL, a French société anonyme with is registered office at 112-114 avenue Emile Zola - 75015 Paris - France, registered at the Paris Trade and Companies Register under number 428 782 585.
Signing Date” means the date of the Novation Agreement.
Sixth Novation Agreement Supplement” means the supplemental agreement dated 21 July 2022 and made between, amongst others, the Original Borrower, the Security Trustee and the parties hereto.
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Statement of Compliance” means a Statement of Compliance related to fuel oil consumption pursuant to regulations 6.6 and 6.7 of Annex VI.
Spot Rate of Exchange” is as defined in the Novation Agreement.
Stockholders’ Equity” means, as at any date, the Borrower’s stockholders’ equity on such date, excluding Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), determined in accordance with GAAP and which shall, for the purposes of determining the level of Stockholders’ Equity for the purposes of assessing compliance with the financial covenant contained in Section 7.2.4:
(e)    for the Fiscal Quarter ended March 31, 2023 (or, if later, the last full Fiscal Quarter to end prior to the 4.25% Maturity Date), also include the 4.25% Converted Debt in the amount of $1,150,000,000 as reduced by (i) the value of the 4.25% Converted Debt that the Borrower has elected to settle in cash (rather than equity) in accordance with section 14.02 of the 4.25% Convertible Notes Indenture and (ii) the value of any new equity the Borrower issues in order to settle in equity that 4.25% Converted Debt obligation;
(f)    for the Fiscal Quarter ended September 30, 2023 (or, if later, the last full Fiscal Quarter to end prior to the 2.875% Maturity Date), also include the 2.875% Converted Debt in the amount of $575,000,000 as reduced by (i) the value of the 2.875% Converted Debt that the Borrower has elected to settle in cash (rather than equity) in accordance with section 14.02 of the 2.875% Convertible Notes Indenture and (ii) the value of any new equity the Borrower issues in order to settle in equity that 2.875% Converted Debt obligation; and
(g)    for all periods starting after September 30, 2022, the outstanding amount of the 4.25% Converted Debt and 2.875% Converted Debt (as applicable) will be accounted for as equity (and, in the case of the 4.25% Converted Debt for the Fiscal Quarter ended March 31, 2023 (or, if later, the last full Fiscal Quarter to end prior to the 4.25% Maturity Date), in accordance with calculations set out in paragraph 1) above and, in the case of the 2.875% Converted Debt for the Fiscal Quarter ended September 30, 2023 (or, if later, the last full Fiscal Quarter to end prior to the 2.875% Maturity Date), in accordance with calculations set out in paragraph 2)) and accordingly shall be added to Stockholders’ Equity; provided that, on and after (x) the 4.25% Maturity Date, only such part of the 4.25% Converted Debt as has actually been converted into equity securities and (y) the 2.875% Maturity Date, only such part of the 2.875% Converted Debt as has actually been converted into equity securities, shall, in each case, be added to Stockholders’ Equity.
provided that:
any non-cash charge to Stockholders’ Equity resulting (directly or indirectly) from a change after the Signing Date in GAAP or in the interpretation thereof shall be disregarded in the computation of Stockholders’ Equity such that the amount of any reduction thereof resulting from such change shall be added back to Stockholders’ Equity;
any non-cash write-off to Stockholders’ Equity with respect to the Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2020 shall be disregarded in the computation of Stockholders’ Equity such that the amount of any reduction thereof resulting from such write-offs shall be added back to Stockholders’ Equity;
any non-cash write-off to Stockholders’ Equity with respect to the Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2021 or December 31, 2022 (excluding any such write-offs to goodwill with respect to either such Fiscal Year) shall be disregarded in the computation of Stockholders’ Equity such that the amount of any reduction thereof resulting from such write-off shall be
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added back to Stockholders’ Equity; provided that the aggregate amount of such write-offs added back to Stockholders’ Equity pursuant to this clause (c) shall not exceed the greater of (i) 10.0% of the total assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole as determined in accordance with GAAP as at the last day of the most recently ended Fiscal Quarter and (ii) $3,000,000,000;
any non-cash write-off to such part of the Borrower’s goodwill as existed on the Borrower’s balance sheet as of December 31, 2020 (namely $809,480,000) in respect of the Fiscal Years ended December 31, 2021, December 31, 2022, December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2024, shall be disregarded in the computation of Stockholders’ Equity such that the amount of any reduction thereof resulting from such write-offs shall be added back to Stockholders’ Equity;
the impact, as determined in accordance with GAAP, on the computation of Stockholders’ Equity of one-time expenses (including, without limitation, prepayment penalties) related to the refinancing of secured or guaranteed Debt Incurrence in respect of the Fiscal Quarters commencing on and from March 31, 2020 shall be disregarded in the computation of Stockholders’ Equity such that the amount of any reduction thereof resulting from such expenses shall be added back to Stockholders’ Equity; and
“net loss attributable to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.” (but excluding any net loss associated with an impairment or write-off added back pursuant to clause (b), clause (c), clause (d) or clause (e) above), determined in accordance with GAAP as shown in the Borrower’s consolidated statement of comprehensive (loss) income, attributable to the Fiscal Years ending December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2022 shall be added back to Stockholders’ Equity; provided that the aggregate amount added back to Stockholders’ Equity pursuant to clause (c) above and this clause (f) shall not exceed $4,500,000,000,
and provided further that unless the Borrower, the Facility Agent and the ECA Agent (acting upon the instructions of BpiFAE) have agreed otherwise in writing:

(i)    if, by no later than the date (the “Add Back End Date”) falling 30 days after the end of the Fiscal Quarter ending June 30, 2025, BpiFAE has issued its written consent (the “Add Back Transition Consent”) to the arrangements set out below, the aggregate amount of the add backs made pursuant to paragraphs (b) to (f) above shall automatically be reduced successively by 25 per cent of such aggregate amount in the last Fiscal Quarter of each of the four (4) Fiscal Years commencing January 1, 2025 so as to reduce to zero any such add backs by, and in the assessment of, the Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2028; and
(ii)    if BpiFAE has not issued the Add Back Transition Consent by the Add Back End Date, with effect from the Add Back End Date the add backs set out in paragraphs (b) to (f) above shall be removed and accordingly the add backs set out in paragraphs (b) to (f) above shall be reduced to zero for the purposes of, and in the assessment of, the Fiscal Quarter ending September 30, 2025, and any Fiscal Quarter and Fiscal Year occurring thereafter.
For the avoidance of doubt:
(A)     no item added back to Stockholders’ Equity pursuant to paragraphs (b), to (f) above shall be added back pursuant to any other clause, section or paragraph of this Agreement. For the purposes of paragraphs (i) and (ii) above, where BpiFAE issues the Add Back Transition Consent the ECA Agent shall communicate such consent promptly to the other parties to this Agreement; and
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(B)    for the purposes of this Agreement, and notwithstanding any amendment, supplement or other modification to the 4.25% Convertible Notes Indenture or the 2.875% Convertible Notes Indenture the maximum amount of 4.25% Converted Debt and 2.875% Converted Debt shall, subject to the reductions referred to in paragraphs 1) and 2) above, at no time exceed $1,150,000,000 and $575,000,000 (respectively).
Subordination Agreement” means any subordination agreement with respect to the Second Priority Guarantee or the Third Priority Guarantee executed by the Facility Agent and any of the Senior Parties or Other Senior Parties.
Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, any corporation of which more than 50% of the outstanding capital stock having ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors of such corporation (irrespective of whether at the time capital stock of any other class or classes of such corporation shall or might have voting power upon the occurrence of any contingency) is at the time directly or indirectly owned by such Person, by such Person and one or more other Subsidiaries of such Person, or by one or more other Subsidiaries of such Person.
Third Novation Agreement Supplement” means the supplemental agreement dated 13 November 2020 and made between, amongst others, the Original Borrower, the Borrower and the Facility Agent, pursuant to which the Novation Agreement was supplemented.
Third Priority Assets” means the Vessels known on the date the Third Novation Agreement Supplement becomes effective as (i) Symphony of the Seas, (ii) Oasis of the Seas, (iii) Harmony of the Seas, (iv) Spectrum of the Seas, (v) Quantum of the Seas, (vi) Ovation of the Seas and (vii) Anthem of the Seas (it being understood that such Vessels shall remain “Third Priority Assets” regardless of any change in name or ownership after the such date).
Third Priority Guarantee” means the third priority guarantee granted by RCI Holdings LLC prior to the Effective Time (and any other third priority guarantee granted by a Third Priority Holdco Subsidiary in connection with becoming a Third Priority Guarantor) in favor of the Facility Agent for the benefit of the Agent and the Lenders, in each case substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit I.
Third Priority Guarantor” means RCI Holdings LLC (and any of its successors) and any other Third Priority Holdco Subsidiary that has granted or, prior to that entity becoming a Third Priority Holdco Subsidiary pursuant to a Disposal of a Third Priority Asset in accordance with Section 7.2.5(c)(iii)(A), will grant a Third Priority Guarantee.
Third Priority Holdco Subsidiaries” means one or more Subsidiaries of the Borrower that directly own any of the Equity Interests issued by any other Subsidiary of the Borrower that owns any Third Priority Asset.
Third Priority Release Event” means the occurrence of any event or other circumstance that results in either (x) 80% of the aggregate principal amount of Bank Indebtedness outstanding as of the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement (being $5,300,000,000 (and 80% of which is $4,240,000,000)) or (y) 100% of the aggregate principal amount of Unsecured Note Indebtedness and the DDTL Indebtedness outstanding as of the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement (being, in aggregate, $1,700,000,000):
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(a)    no longer remaining outstanding (whether as a result of repayment, redemption or otherwise (but excluding in connection with any enforcement action taken by the relevant creditors in respect of that Indebtedness)); and
(b)    not having been refinanced (whether initially or through subsequent refinancings) with Indebtedness that is (i) secured by a Lien or (ii) incurred or guaranteed by any one or more Subsidiaries of the Borrower,
and which, in the case of (y) above, has resulted in the release of (or will result in the substantially simultaneous release of) each guarantee granted by the Third Priority Guarantor in respect of the Unsecured Note Indebtedness, the DDTL Indebtedness and the Bank Indebtedness.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Third Priority Release Event shall in no case occur if the Borrower has failed to pay any Indebtedness that is outstanding under any ECA Financing (including this Agreement) when the same becomes due and payable (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand or otherwise). For the avoidance of doubt, if a Third Priority Release Event would have occurred but for the continuance of the payment default described above, then a Third Priority Release Event will occur immediately upon that payment default being remedied.
UK Bail-In Legislation” means (to the extent that the United Kingdom is not an EEA Member Country which has implemented, or implements, Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU) Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 and any other law or regulation applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (otherwise than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).
Unpaid Non-Yard Costs” means, as at the Actual Delivery Date, the amount in Euro of the Non-Yard Costs which have not been paid for by the Borrower and/or where applicable, supplied, installed and completed on the Purchased Vessel as at the Actual Delivery Date and as determined in accordance with the relevant amounts certified in the Delivery Non-Yard Costs Certificate.
US Dollar Equivalent” means (i) for all EUR amounts payable in respect of the Additional Advances for the amount of the change orders, the Non-Yard Costs or the Other Basic Contract Price Increases referred to in clauses 5.2(a) and 5.2(c)(i) and (ii) of the Novation Agreement (and disregarding for the purposes of this definition that the Additional Advance in respect of such amounts shall be drawn in Dollars), such EUR amounts converted to a corresponding Dollar amount at the Weighted Average Rate of Exchange and (ii) for the EUR amount payable in respect of the Additional Advance for the BpiFAE Premium referred to in clauses 5.2(b) and 5.2(c)(iii) of the Novation Agreement and for the calculation and payment of the Novated Loan Balance (as defined in the Novation Agreement), the amount thereof in EUR converted to a corresponding Dollar amount as determined by the Facility Agent on the basis of the Spot Rate of Exchange. Such rate of exchange under (i) above shall be evidenced by foreign exchange counterparty confirmations to the extent applicable. The US Dollar Equivalent of the Maximum Loan Amount shall be calculated by the Borrower in consultation with the Facility Agent no less than two (2) Business Days prior to the proposed Actual Delivery Date.
United States” or “U.S.” means the United States of America, its fifty States and the District of Columbia.
Unsecured Note Indebtedness” means the Borrower’s Indebtedness under the Unsecured Note Indenture.
Unsecured Note Indenture” means that certain Indenture, dated as of June 9, 2020 (as amended, supplemented, extended, refinanced, replaced and/or otherwise modified
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from time to time) in respect of the $1,000,000,000 9.125% senior notes due 2023, by and among the Borrower, as issuer, the guarantor party thereto, and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as trustee.
Upsize Additional Advance” is defined in the Novation Agreement.
Upsize Lenders” is defined in the Novation Agreement.
US Government Securities Business Day” has the meaning given to it in Exhibit O.
Vessel” means a passenger cruise vessel owned by a Group Member.
Weighted Average Rate of Exchange” means the weighted average rate of exchange that the Borrower has agreed, either in the spot or forward currency markets, to pay its counterparties for the purchase of the relevant amounts of euro with Dollars for the payment of the euro amount of the Contract Price (including the portion thereof comprising the change orders, any Other Basic Contract Price Increases and the Non-Yard Costs) and including in such weighted average calculation (a) the NYC Applicable Rate (as defined in the Novation Agreement) in relation to the portion of the Contract Price comprising the Non-Yard Costs and (b) the spot rates for any other euro amounts that have not been hedged by the Borrower.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means: (a) with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule; and (b) in relation to any UK Bail-In Legislation: (i) any powers under that UK Bail-In Legislation to cancel, transfer or dilute shares issued by a person that is a bank or investment firm or other financial institution or affiliate of a bank, investment firm or other financial institution, to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of such a person or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that UK Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers; and (ii) any similar or analogous powers under that UK Bail-In Legislation.
SECTION 1.2.    Use of Defined Terms. Unless otherwise defined or the context otherwise requires, terms for which meanings are provided in this Agreement shall, when capitalized, have such meanings when used in the Loan Request and each notice and other communication delivered from time to time in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
SECTION 1.3.    Cross-References. Unless otherwise specified, references in this Agreement and in each other Loan Document to any Article or Section are references to such Article or Section of this Agreement or such other Loan Document, as the case may be, and, unless otherwise specified, references in any Article, Section or definition to any clause are references to such clause of such Article, Section or definition.
SECTION 1.4.    Accounting and Financial Determinations. Unless otherwise specified, all accounting terms used herein or in any other Loan Document shall be interpreted, all accounting determinations and computations hereunder or thereunder (including under Section 7.2.4) shall be made, and all financial statements required to be delivered hereunder or thereunder shall be prepared, in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) consistently applied (or, if not consistently applied, accompanied by details of the inconsistencies); provided that if the Borrower elects to apply or is required to apply International Financial Reporting Standards
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(“IFRS”) accounting principles in lieu of GAAP, upon any such election and notice to the Facility Agent, references herein to GAAP shall thereafter be construed to mean IFRS (except as otherwise provided in this Agreement); provided further that if, as a result of (i) any change in GAAP or IFRS or in the interpretation thereof or (ii) the application by the Borrower of IFRS in lieu of GAAP, in each case, after the date of the financial statements referred to in Section 6.15, there is a change in the manner of determining any of the items referred to herein or thereunder that are to be determined by reference to GAAP, and the effect of such change would (in the reasonable opinion of the Borrower or the Facility Agent) be such as to affect the basis or efficacy of the financial covenants contained in Section 7.2.4 in ascertaining the consolidated financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and the Borrower notifies the Facility Agent that the Borrower requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate such change occurring after the date hereof in GAAP or the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Facility Agent notifies the Borrower that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), then such item shall for the purposes of Section 7.2.4 continue to be determined in accordance with GAAP relating thereto as if GAAP were applied immediately prior to such change in GAAP or in the interpretation thereof until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith. Notwithstanding the foregoing, all obligations of any person that are or would be characterized as operating lease obligations in accordance with GAAP on the B34 Facility Amendment Date (whether or not such operating lease obligations were in effect on such date) shall continue to be accounted for as operating lease obligations for the purposes of this Agreement regardless of any change in GAAP following the B34 Facility Amendment Date that would otherwise require such obligations to be recharacterized (on a prospective or retroactive basis or otherwise) as capital leases, provided that, for clarification purposes, operating leases recorded as liabilities on the balance sheet due to a change in accounting treatment, or otherwise, shall for all purposes not be treated as Indebtedness, Capital Lease Obligations or Capitalized Lease Liabilities.
SECTION 1.5.    Construction of certain provisions relating to the Floating Rate Loan
(a)    A Lender's "cost of funds" in relation to its participation in the Floating Rate Loan (or any part of it) is a reference to the average cost (determined either on an actual or a notional basis) which that Lender would incur if it were to fund, from whatever source(s) it may reasonably select, an amount equal to the amount of that participation in the Floating Rate Loan or that part of it for a period equal in length to the Interest Period of the Floating Rate Loan or that part of it.
(b)    A reference in this Agreement (including Exhibit O) to a page or screen of an information service displaying a rate shall include:
i.    any replacement page of that information service which displays that rate; and
ii.    the appropriate page of such other information service which displays that rate from time to time in place of that information service,
and, if such page or service ceases to be available, shall include any other page or service displaying that rate specified by the Facility Agent after consultation with the Borrower.
(c)    Any Compounded Reference Rate Supplement overrides anything in:
i.    Schedule 1 to Exhibit O; or
ii.    any earlier Compounded Reference Rate Supplement.
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(d)    A Compounding Methodology Supplement relating to the Daily Non-Cumulative Compounded RFR Rate or the Cumulative Compounded RFR Rate overrides anything relating to that rate in:
i.    Schedule 2 or Schedule 3 (as applicable) to Exhibit O; and
ii.    any earlier Compounding Methodology Supplement.
ARTICLE II

COMMITMENTS AND BORROWING PROCEDURES
SECTION 2.1.    Commitment. On the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement (including Article V), each Lender severally agrees to make its portion of the relevant part of the Loan pursuant to its Commitment described in Section 2.2. No Lender’s obligation to make its portion of the Loan shall be affected by any other Lender’s failure to make its portion of the Loan. It is acknowledged and agreed that only the Upsize Lenders shall be obliged to make available the Commitments in respect of the Upsize Additional Advance and no other Lender shall have any responsibility with respect, or obligation to contribute, to such amount.

SECTION 2.2.    Commitment of the Lenders; Termination and Reduction of Commitments.
(a)    Each Lender will make its portion of the Loan available to the Borrower in accordance with Section 2.3 on the Actual Delivery Date. The commitment of each Lender described in this Section 2.2 (herein referred to as its “Commitment”) shall be the commitment of such Lender to make available to the Borrower its portion of the Loan hereunder (including, in the case of the Upsize Lenders, the Upsize Additional Advance) expressed as the initial amount or (as the case may be) amounts set forth opposite such Lender’s name in schedule 1 of the Novation Agreement or, in the case of any Lender that becomes a Lender pursuant to an assignment pursuant to Section 11.11.1, the amount set forth as such Lender’s Commitment in the related Lender Assignment Agreement, in each case as such amount may be reduced from time to time pursuant clause 10.2 of the Novation Agreement or reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 11.11.1. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Lender’s Commitment shall terminate on the earlier of (i) the Commitment Termination Date if the Purchased Vessel is not delivered prior to such date and (ii) the Actual Delivery Date.
(b)    If any Lender shall default in its obligations under Section 2.1, the Facility Agent shall, at the request of the Borrower, use reasonable efforts to assist the Borrower in finding a bank or financial institution acceptable to the Borrower to replace such Lender.
SECTION 2.3.    Borrowing Procedure.
(a)    Part of the Loan in an amount equal to the Novated Loan Balance shall be assumed by the Borrower and be deemed to be advanced to, and borrowed by the Borrower, pursuant to the provisions of clause 3 of the Novation Agreement and thereafter converted into Dollars pursuant to clause 5.1 of the Novation Agreement.
(b)    In relation to the amount of the Loan comprised by the Additional Advances, the Borrower shall deliver a Loan Request and the documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 5.1.1(a) to the Facility Agent on or before 3:00
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p.m., London time, not less than two (2) Business Days prior to the anticipated Actual Delivery Date. The Additional Advances shall be drawn in Dollars.
(c)    The Facility Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the Loan Request in respect of the Additional Advances by forwarding a copy thereof to each Lender, together with its attachments. On the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement, the portion of the Loan in respect of the Additional Advances shall be made by the Lenders participating in each Additional Advance on the Actual Delivery Date. On or before 11:00 a.m., London time, on the Actual Delivery Date:
(i)    the Lenders (excluding the Upsize Lenders) shall, without any set-off or counterclaim, deposit with the Facility Agent same day funds in an amount equal to such Lender’s Percentage of the requested portion of the Additional Advances (excluding the Upsize Additional Advance) in Dollars; and
(ii)    the Upsize Lenders shall, without any set-off or counterclaim, deposit with the Facility Agent same day funds in an amount equal to such Upsize Lender’s Percentage of the requested portion of the Upsize Additional Advance in Dollars.
Such deposits will be made to such account which the Facility Agent shall specify from time to time by notice to the relevant Lenders. To the extent funds are so received from the Lenders (and having regard, where applicable, to Sections 2.3(d), (e) and (f) below), the Facility Agent shall, without any set-off or counterclaim, make such funds available to the Borrower on the Actual Delivery Date by wire transfer of same day funds to the accounts the Borrower shall have specified in its Loan Request.
(d)    If the Borrower elects to finance that part of the BpiFAE Premium payable by the Borrower with an Additional Advance under clauses 5.2(b)(i) and 5.2(c)(iii) of the Novation Agreement, the Borrower shall indicate such election in the Loan Request. The amount of the advance in Dollars (the “US Dollar BpiFAE Advance Amount”) that will fund the BpiFAE Premium shall be equal to the Dollar amount that corresponds to the EUR amount of the BpiFAE Premium to be financed with such advance, which amount shall be determined by the Facility Agent based on the Spot Rate of Exchange. The Facility Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the US Dollar BpiFAE Advance Amount on the date such Loan Request is delivered, and the Lenders shall deposit such US Dollar BpiFAE Advance Amount with the Facility Agent in accordance with Section 2.3(c). The Facility Agent shall furnish a certificate to the Borrower on the date such Loan Request is delivered setting forth such Spot Rate of Exchange, its derivation and the calculation of the US Dollar BpiFAE Advance Amount. If the Borrower elects to so finance the BpiFAE Premium, the Borrower will be deemed to have directed the Facility Agent to pay over directly to BpiFAE on behalf of the Borrower that portion of the EUR amount of the BpiFAE Premium to be financed with the proceeds of the advance on the Actual Delivery Date and to retain for its own account deposits made by the Lenders in Dollars in an amount equal to the portion of the US Dollar BpiFAE Advance Amount attributable to the BpiFAE Premium paid by the Facility Agent to BpiFAE on behalf of the Borrower.
(e)    If the Borrower elects to finance that part of the BpiFAE Premium payable by the Borrower with an Additional Advance under clause 5.2(b)(ii) of the Novation Agreement, the Borrower shall indicate such election in the Loan Request (and whether it wishes to receive such amount in EUR or in Dollars).
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The amount of the advance in Dollars (the “US Dollar BpiFAE Balance Amount”) that will fund the BpiFAE Premium shall be equal to the Dollar amount that corresponds to the EUR amount of the BpiFAE Premium to be financed with such advance, which amount shall be determined by the Facility Agent based on the Spot Rate of Exchange. The Facility Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the US Dollar BpiFAE Balance Amount on the date such Loan Request is delivered, and the Lenders shall deposit such US Dollar BpiFAE Balance Amount with the Facility Agent in accordance with Section 2.3(c). The Facility Agent shall furnish a certificate to the Borrower on the date such Loan Request is delivered setting forth such Spot Rate of Exchange, its derivation and the calculation of the US Dollar BpiFAE Balance Amount. If the Borrower elects to so finance the BpiFAE Premium and receive the proceeds in EUR, the Borrower will be deemed to have directed the Facility Agent to pay over to the Borrower that portion of the EUR amount of the BpiFAE Premium to be financed with the proceeds of the advance on the Actual Delivery Date and to retain for its own account deposits made by the Lenders in Dollars in an amount equal to the US Dollar BpiFAE Balance Amount.
(f)    In relation to any Additional Advance that is to be advanced to the Borrower in respect of the Non-Yard Costs it is agreed that:
(i)    an amount equal to the US Dollar Equivalent of eighty per cent (80%) of the Paid Non-Yard Costs shall be advanced to the Borrower on the Actual Delivery Date in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.3(c), which amount shall be determined by the Facility Agent based on the amounts contained in the Delivery Non-Yard Costs Certificate; and
(ii)    an amount equal to the US Dollar Equivalent of eighty per cent (80%) of the Unpaid Non-Yard Costs, which amount shall be determined by the Facility Agent based on the amounts contained in the Delivery Non-Yard Costs Certificate (the “Escrow Amount”), shall be remitted by the Facility Agent (and the Borrower hereby instructs the Facility Agent to make such remittance) to the Escrow Account and such amount shall be regulated in accordance with the following provisions of this Section 2.3(f) and the Escrow Account Security,
subject to the aggregate of the amounts referred to in i) and ii) above not exceeding the Maximum Non-Yard Costs Amount.
Where an Escrow Amount payment is made to the Escrow Account pursuant to (ii) above, the Borrower shall be entitled at any time prior to the NYC Cut Off Date to provide the Facility Agent with the Final Non-Yard Cost Certificate setting out the final amount of the Paid Non-Yard Costs. Where the Final Non-Yard Costs Certificate is so received by the Facility Agent, the Facility Agent shall determine promptly the US Dollar Equivalent of the EUR amount of the Paid Non-Yard Costs and within one Business Day thereafter shall authorize the release of the Escrow Amount (or, if less, an amount equal to the US Dollar Equivalent of eighty per cent of the final amount of the Paid Non-Yard Costs (as determined above) less the amount previously advanced to the Borrower under (i) above) to the Borrower. Any interest accruing on the Escrow Account shall be released to the Borrower at the same time as the release of the Escrow Amount (or, if applicable, part thereof) to the Borrower pursuant to this provision.
If any amount of the Escrow Amount remains on the Escrow Account on the day falling immediately after the NYC Cut Off Date (having regard to any
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applicable permitted release of moneys from the Escrow Account to the Borrower referred to above) then on the Business Day thereafter the Facility Agent shall be entitled to request the withdrawal of that amount from the Escrow Account and shall apply the amount so received, on behalf of the Borrower, in or towards prepayment of the Loan.
The basis on which the Escrow Account Security is held by the Security Trustee for the benefit of the Lenders is regulated under the Escrow Agency and Trust Deed.
SECTION 2.4.    Funding. Each Lender may, if it so elects, fulfill its obligation to make or continue its portion of the Loan hereunder by causing a branch or Affiliate (or an international banking facility created by such Lender) other than that indicated next to its signature to this Agreement or (as the case may be) opposite its name in schedule 1 of the Novation Agreement (as amended pursuant to the Seventh Novation Agreement Supplement) or, as the case may be, in the relevant Lender Assignment Agreement, to make or maintain such portion of the Loan; provided that such portion of the Loan shall nonetheless be deemed to have been made and to be held by such Lender, and the obligation of the Borrower to repay such portion of the Loan shall nevertheless be to such Lender for the account of such foreign branch, Affiliate or international banking facility; provided, further, that the Borrower shall not be required to pay any amount under Clause 6 of Exhibit O or Sections 0, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7 that is greater than the amount which it would have been required to pay had the Lender not caused such branch or Affiliate (or international banking facility) to make or maintain such portion of the Loan.
ARTICLE III

REPAYMENTS, PREPAYMENTS, INTEREST AND FEES
SECTION 3.1.    Repayments.
(a)    The Borrower shall repay the Loan in 24 equal semi-annual installments, with the first installment to fall due on the date falling six (6) months after the Actual Delivery Date and the final installment to fall due on the date of Final Maturity.
(b)    No such amounts repaid by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 3.1 may be re-borrowed under the terms of this Agreement.
SECTION 3.2.    Prepayment.
(a)    The Borrower
(i)    may, from time to time on any Business Day, make a voluntary prepayment, in whole or in part, of the outstanding principal amount of the Loan; provided that:
(A)    all such voluntary prepayments shall require at least five (5) Business Days’ prior written notice to the Facility Agent; and
(B)    all such voluntary partial prepayments shall be in an aggregate minimum amount of $10,000,000 and a multiple of $1,000,000 (or in the remaining amount of the Loan) and shall be applied in inverse order of maturity or ratably among all remaining installments, as the Borrower shall designate to the Facility Agent, in satisfaction of the remaining repayment installments of the Loan; and
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(ii)    shall, immediately upon any acceleration of the repayment of the installments of the Loan pursuant to Section 8.2 or 8.3 or the mandatory prepayment of the Loan pursuant to Section 9.2, repay the Loan.
(b)    If it becomes unlawful in any jurisdiction for any Lender to perform any of its obligations under the Loan Documents or to maintain or fund its portion of the Loan, the affected Lender may give written notice (the “Illegality Notice”) to the Borrower and the Facility Agent of such event, including reasonable details of the relevant circumstances.
(c)    If an affected Lender delivers an Illegality Notice, the Borrower, the Facility Agent and the affected Lender shall discuss in good faith (but without obligation) what steps may be open to the relevant Lender to mitigate or remove such circumstances but, if they are unable to agree such steps within 20 Business Days or if the Borrower so elects, the Borrower shall have the right, but not the obligation, exercisable at any time within 50 days after receipt of such Illegality Notice or, if earlier, the date upon which the unlawful event referred to in (b) above will apply (but not being a date falling earlier than the end of the 20 Business Day period referred to above) (the “Option Period”), either (1) to prepay the portion of the Loan held by such Lender in full on or before the expiry of the Option Period, together with all unpaid interest and fees thereon accrued to but excluding the date of such prepayment, or (2) to replace such Lender on or before the expiry of the Option Period with one or more financial institutions (I) acceptable to the Facility Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and (II) where relevant, eligible to benefit from an Interest Stabilisation Agreement, pursuant to assignment(s) notified to and consented in writing by BpiFAE, provided that (x) in the case of a single assignment, any such assignment shall be either an assignment of all of the rights and obligations of the assigning Lender under this Agreement or, in the case of more than one assignment, an assignment of a portion of such rights and obligations made concurrently with another such assignment or other such assignments that collectively cover all of the rights and obligations of the assigning Lender under this Agreement and (y) no Lender shall be obliged to make any such assignment as a result of an election by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 3.2(c) unless and until such Lender shall have received one or more payments from one or more Assignee Lenders and/or the Borrower in an aggregate amount at least equal to the portion of the Loan held by such Lender, together with all unpaid interest and fees thereon accrued to but excluding the date of such assignment (and all other amounts then owing to such Lender under this Agreement).
Each prepayment of the Loan made pursuant to this Section shall be without premium or penalty, except as may be required by Section 4.4. No amounts prepaid by the Borrower may be re-borrowed under the terms of this Agreement.
SECTION 3.3.    Interest Provisions. Interest on the outstanding principal amount of the Loan shall accrue and be payable in accordance with this Section 3.3 and, if the Floating Rate applies, Exhibit O.
SECTION 3.3.1    Rates
The Loan shall accrue interest from the Actual Delivery Date to the date of repayment or prepayment of the Loan in full to the Lenders at either the Fixed Rate or, in the case of the Upsize Additional Advance or otherwise where the proviso to Section 5.1.10 applies, the Floating Rate. Interest calculated at the Fixed Rate or the Floating Rate shall (having regard in the case of a Defaulting Lender to Section 10.3(b)) be payable in arrears on each Repayment Date. The Loan shall bear interest from and including the first day of the
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applicable Interest Period to (but not including) the last day of such Interest Period at the interest rate determined as applicable to the Loan. All interest shall be calculated on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed over a year comprised of 360 days.
SECTION 3.3.2    [Intentionally omitted]
SECTION 3.3.3    Interest Stabilisation. Each Lender who is a party hereto on the Restatement Date represents and warrants to the Borrower that it has entered into an Interest Stabilisation Agreement and any Lender not a party hereto on the Restatement Date (other than BpiFAE or CAFFIL as assignee of all or any of SFIL’s rights as Lender following the enforcement of the security granted pursuant to paragraph (iv) of Section 11.11.1 in connection with the BpiFAE Enhanced Guarantee, subject as provided in Section 11.11.1(iv)) represents and warrants to the Borrower on the date that such Lender becomes a party hereto that it has entered into an Interest Stabilisation Agreement on or prior to becoming a party hereto.
SECTION 3.3.4    Post-Maturity Rates. After the date any principal amount of the Loan is due and payable (whether on any Repayment Date, upon acceleration or otherwise), or after any other monetary Obligation of the Borrower shall have become due and payable, the Borrower shall pay, but only to the extent permitted by law, interest (after as well as before judgment) on such amounts for each day during the period of such default at a rate per annum certified by the Facility Agent to the Borrower (which certification shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error) to be equal to the sum of the Floating Rate plus 1.5% per annum.
SECTION 3.3.5    Payment Dates. Interest accrued on the Loan shall be payable, without duplication, on the earliest of:
(a)    each Interest Payment Date;
(b)    each Repayment Date;
(c)    the date of any prepayment, in whole or in part, of principal outstanding on the Loan (but only on the principal so prepaid); and
(d)    on that portion of the Loan the repayment of which is accelerated pursuant to Section 8.2 or Section 8.3, immediately upon such acceleration.
SECTION 3.3.6    Interest Rate Determination. Where Section 3.3.4 or the Floating Rate applies to the Loan (or any part of it) or (as contemplated by Section 3.3.4, any unpaid sum), the Floating Rate for each Interest Period (or, in the case of Section 3.3.4, any relevant period) (and any other terms relating to the Floating Rate) shall be determined in accordance with the provisions set out in Exhibit O.
Interest accrued on the Loan or other monetary Obligations arising under this Agreement or any other Loan Document after the date such amount is due and payable (whether upon acceleration or otherwise) shall be payable upon demand.
SECTION 3.4.    Commitment Fees. Subject to clause 10.1 of the Novation Agreement, the Borrower agrees to pay to the Facility Agent for the account of each Lender a commitment fee (the “Commitment Fee”) on its daily unused portion of Maximum Loan Amount (as such amount may be adjusted from time to time), for the period commencing on the Signing Date (or, in the case of Commitment Fee payable on the Upsize Additional Advance, the Amendment Effective Date (as defined in the Seventh Novation Agreement Supplement)) and continuing through the earliest to occur (the “Commitment Fee Termination Date”) of (i) the Actual Delivery Date, (ii) the date upon which the Facility Agent has provided the Borrower with written notice that the Lenders will not advance the Loan because the Commitments have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.2 or 8.3, (iii) the
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Commitment Termination Date and (iv) the date the Commitments shall have been terminated in full pursuant to clause 10.2 of the Novation Agreement.
SECTION 3.4.1    Payment. The Commitment Fee shall be payable by the Borrower to the Facility Agent for the account of each Lender six-monthly in arrears, with the first such payment (the “First Commitment Fee Payment”) to be made on the day falling six months following the Signing Date and the final such payment to be made on the Commitment Fee Termination Date (each date on which a Commitment Fee payment is required to be made in accordance with this Section 3.4.1 referred to herein as a “Commitment Fee Payment Date”). The Commitment Fee shall be in the amount in EUR equal to the product of the Applicable Commitment Rate, multiplied by, for each day elapsed since the preceding Commitment Fee Payment Date (or, in the case of the First Commitment Fee Payment, the Signing Date), 75% of the daily unused portion of Maximum Loan Amount (as such amount may be adjusted from time to time), divided by 360 days. It is acknowledged and agreed that only the Upsize Lenders shall receive Commitment Fees in respect of the Upsize Additional Advance.
SECTION 3.5.    Other Fees. The Borrower agrees to pay to the Facility Agent the agreed-upon fees set forth in the Fee Letters on the dates and in the amounts set forth therein.
ARTICLE IV

CERTAIN FLOATING RATE AND OTHER PROVISIONS
SECTION 4.1.    Floating Rate Lending Unlawful. If after the Signing Date the introduction of or any change in or in the interpretation of any law makes it unlawful, or any central bank or other governmental authority having jurisdiction over such Lender asserts that it is unlawful for such Lender to make, continue or maintain its portion of any part of the Floating Rate Loan at a rate based on the applicable Floating Rate (and, if applicable, the Compounded Reference Rate), the obligation of such Lender to make, continue or maintain its portion of the Floating Rate Loan shall, upon notice thereof to the Borrower, the Facility Agent and each other Lender, forthwith be suspended until the circumstances causing such suspension no longer exist, provided that such Lender’s obligation to make, continue and maintain its portion of the Floating Rate Loan hereunder shall be automatically converted into an obligation to make, continue and maintain its portion of the Loan bearing interest at a rate to be negotiated between such Lender and the Borrower that is the equivalent of the sum of the Reference Rate (or, if applicable at such time, the Compounded Reference Rate) plus the applicable Floating Rate Margin and, other than in the case of the Upsize Additional Advance (in respect of which there shall be no Credit Adjustment Spread) and the Compounded Reference Rate (on the basis that the Credit Adjustment Spread forms, where appliable, part of such rate), the Credit Adjustment Spread (but without double counting (and having regard to the definition of Compounded Reference Rate)).
SECTION 4.2.    [Intentionally omitted].
SECTION 4.3.    Increased Floating Rate Loan Costs, etc.
If after the Signing Date a change in any applicable treaty, law, regulation or regulatory requirement or in the interpretation thereof or in its application to the Borrower, or if compliance by any Lender with any applicable direction, request, requirement or guideline (whether or not having the force of law) of any governmental or other authority including, without limitation, any agency of the European Union or similar monetary or multinational authority insofar as it may be changed or imposed after the date hereof, shall:
(a)    subject any Lender to any taxes, levies, duties, charges, fees, deductions or withholdings of any nature with respect to its portion of the Loan or any part
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thereof imposed, levied, collected, withheld or assessed by any jurisdiction or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof (other than taxation on overall net income and, to the extent such taxes are described in Section 4.6, withholding taxes); or
(b)    change the basis of taxation to any Lender (other than a change in taxation on the overall net income of any Lender) of payments of principal or interest or any other payment due or to become due pursuant to this Agreement; or
(c)    impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve or capital adequacy requirements (other than the increased capital costs described in Section 4.5 and the reserve costs described in Section 4.7) or other banking or monetary controls or requirements which affect the manner in which a Lender shall allocate its capital resources to its obligations hereunder or require the making of any special deposits against or in respect of any assets or liabilities of, deposits with or for the account of, or loans by, any Lender (provided that such Lender shall, unless prohibited by law, allocate its capital resources to its obligations hereunder in a manner which is consistent with its present treatment of the allocation of its capital resources); or
(d)    impose on any Lender any other condition affecting its portion of the Loan or any part thereof,
and the result of any of the foregoing is either (i) to increase the cost to such Lender of making its portion of the Loan or maintaining its portion of the Loan or any part thereof, (ii) to reduce the amount of any payment received by such Lender or its effective return hereunder or on its capital or (iii) to cause such Lender to make any payment or to forego any return based on any amount received or receivable by such Lender hereunder, then and in any such case if such increase or reduction in the opinion of such Lender materially affects the interests of such Lender, (A) such Lender shall (through the Facility Agent) notify the Borrower of the occurrence of such event and use reasonable efforts (consistent with its internal policy and legal and regulatory restrictions and the terms of the BpiFAE Insurance Policy and (if the Fixed Rate applies) the arrangements with BpiFAE relating to the CIRR) to designate a different Lending Office if the making of such a designation would avoid the effects of such law, regulation or regulatory requirement or any change therein or in the interpretation thereof and would not, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, be otherwise disadvantageous to such Lender and (B) the Borrower shall forthwith upon such demand pay to the Facility Agent for the account of such Lender such amount as is necessary to compensate such Lender for such additional cost or such reduction and ancillary expenses, including taxes, incurred as a result of such adjustment. Such notice shall (i) describe in reasonable detail the event leading to such additional cost, together with the approximate date of the effectiveness thereof, (ii) set forth the amount of such additional cost, (iii) describe the manner in which such amount has been calculated, (iv) certify that the method used to calculate such amount is such Lender’s standard method of calculating such amount, (v) certify that such request is consistent with its treatment of other borrowers that are subject to similar provisions, and (vi) certify that, to the best of its knowledge, such change in circumstance is of general application to the commercial banking industry in such Lender’s jurisdiction of organization or in the relevant jurisdiction in which such Lender does business. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s right to demand such compensation; provided that in relation to increased costs or reductions arising after the Effective Date the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to this Section for any increased costs or reductions incurred more than three months prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Borrower of the circumstance giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided further that, if the circumstance giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the three-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof, but not more than six months prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Borrower of the
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circumstance giving rise to such cost or reductions and of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor.
It is acknowledged that the Borrower shall have no liability to compensate any Lender under this Section for amounts of increased costs that accrue before the Effective Time on the Actual Delivery Date (with any such amounts arising before the Effective Time being the responsibility of the Original Borrower).
SECTION 4.4.    Funding Losses.
SECTION 4.4.1    Indemnity. In the event any Lender shall incur any loss or expense (for the avoidance of doubt excluding loss of profit) by reason of the liquidation or re-employment (at not less than the market rate) of deposits or other funds acquired by such Lender, to make, continue or maintain any portion of the principal amount of its portion of the Loan as a result of:
(i)    any repayment or prepayment or acceleration of the principal amount of such Lender’s portion of the Loan, other than any repayment made on the date scheduled for such repayment or (if the Floating Rate applies) any repayment or prepayment or acceleration on a date other than the scheduled last day of an Interest Period or otherwise scheduled date for repayment or payment; or
(ii)    the relevant portion of the Loan not being made in accordance with the Loan Request therefor due to the fault of the Borrower or as a result of any of the conditions precedent set forth in clause 6.1(c) of the Novation Agreement and Article V not being satisfied,
(a “Funding Losses Event”) then, upon the written notice of such Lender to the Borrower (with a copy to the Facility Agent), the Borrower shall, within three (3) days of its receipt thereof:
(a)    if at that time interest is calculated by reference to the Reference Rate on such Lender’s portion of the Loan, pay directly to the Facility Agent for the account of such Lender an amount equal to the amount by which:
(i)    interest calculated by reference to the Reference Rate plus the Credit Adjustment Spread which such Lender would have received on its share of the amount of the Loan subject to such Funding Losses Event for the period from the date of receipt of any part of its share in the Loan to the last day of the applicable Interest Period,
exceeds:
(ii)    the amount which such Lender would be able to obtain by placing an amount equal to the amount received by it on deposit with a leading bank in the appropriate interbank market for a period starting on the Business Day following receipt and ending on the last day of the applicable Interest Period; or
(b)    if at that time interest is calculated by reference to the Compounded Reference Rate on such Lender’s portion of the Loan, pay directly to the Facility Agent for the account of such Lender any amount specified as “Break Costs”, if any, in the Compounded Reference Rate Terms; or
(c)    if at that time interest is calculated at the Fixed Rate on such Lender’s portion of the Loan, pay to the Facility Agent the amount notified to it following the calculation referred to in the next paragraph.
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Since the Lenders commit themselves irrevocably to the French Authorities in charge of monitoring the CIRR mechanism, any prepayment (whether voluntary, involuntary or mandatory, including following the acceleration of the Loan) will be subject to the mandatory payment by the Borrower of the amount calculated in liaison with the French Authorities two (2) Business Days prior to the prepayment date by taking into account the differential (the “Rate Differential”) between the CIRR and the prevailing market yield (currently ISDAFIX) for each installment to be prepaid and applying such Rate Differential to the remaining residual period of such installment and discounting to the net present value as described below. Each of these Rate Differentials will be applied to the corresponding installment to be prepaid during the period starting on the date on which such prepayment is required to be made and ending on the original Repayment Date (as adjusted following any previous prepayments) for such installment and:
(A)    the net present value of each corresponding amount resulting from the above calculation will be determined at the corresponding market yield; and
(B)    if the cumulated amount of such present values is negative, no amount shall be due to the Borrower or from the Borrower.
Such written notice shall include calculations in reasonable detail setting forth the loss or expense to such Lender.
SECTION 4.4.2    Exclusion. In the event that a Lender’s wilful misconduct or gross negligence has caused the loss or cancellation of the BpiFAE Insurance Policy, the Borrower shall not be liable to indemnify that Lender under Section 4.4.1 for its loss or expense arising due to the occurrence of the Prepayment Event referred to in Section 9.1.9.
SECTION 4.5.    Increased Capital Costs. If after the Signing Date any change in, or the introduction, adoption, effectiveness, interpretation, reinterpretation or phase-in of, any law or regulation, directive, guideline, decision or request (whether or not having the force of law) of any court, central bank, regulator or other governmental authority increases the amount of capital required to be maintained by any Lender or any Person controlling such Lender, and the rate of return on its or such controlling Person’s capital as a consequence of its Commitment or its portion of the Loan made by such Lender is reduced to a level below that which such Lender or such controlling Person would have achieved but for the occurrence of any such change in circumstance, then, in any such case upon notice from time to time by such Lender to the Borrower, the Borrower shall immediately pay directly to such Lender additional amounts sufficient to compensate such Lender or such controlling Person for such reduction in rate of return. Any such notice shall (i) describe in reasonable detail the capital adequacy requirements which have been imposed, together with the approximate date of the effectiveness thereof, (ii) set forth the amount of such lowered return, (iii) describe the manner in which such amount has been calculated, (iv) certify that the method used to calculate such amount is such Lender’s standard method of calculating such amount, (v) certify that such request for such additional amounts is consistent with its treatment of other borrowers that are subject to similar provisions and (vi) certify that, to the best of its knowledge, such change in circumstances is of general application to the commercial banking industry in the jurisdictions in which such Lender does business. In determining such amount, such Lender may use any method of averaging and attribution that it shall, subject to the foregoing sentence, deem applicable. Each Lender agrees to use reasonable efforts (consistent with its internal policy and legal and regulatory restrictions and the terms of the BpiFAE Insurance Policy and (if the Fixed Rate applies) the arrangements with BpiFAE relating to the CIRR) to designate a different Lending Office if the making of
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such a designation would avoid such reduction in such rate of return and would not, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, be otherwise disadvantageous to such Lender. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s right to demand such compensation; provided that in relation to increased costs or reductions arising after the Effective Date the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to this Section for any increased costs or reductions incurred more than three months prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Borrower of the circumstance giving rise to such reductions and of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided further that, if the circumstance giving rise to such reductions is retroactive, then the three-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof, but not more than six months prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Borrower of the circumstance giving rise to such reductions and of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor.
It is acknowledged that the Borrower shall have no liability to compensate any Lender under this Section for reduced returns that accrue before the Effective Time on the Actual Delivery Date (with any compensation liability to the Lenders arising before the Effective Time being the responsibility of the Original Borrower).
SECTION 4.6.    Taxes. All payments by any Obligor of principal of, and interest on, the Loan and all other amounts payable under any Loan Document shall be made free and clear of and without deduction for any present or future income, excise, stamp or franchise taxes and other taxes, fees, duties, withholdings or other charges of any nature whatsoever imposed by any taxing authority, but excluding franchise taxes and taxes imposed on or measured by any Lender’s net income or receipts of such Lender and franchise taxes imposed in lieu of net income taxes or taxes on receipts, by the jurisdiction under the laws of which such Lender is organized or any political subdivision thereof or the jurisdiction of such Lender’s Lending Office or any political subdivision thereof or any other jurisdiction unless such net income taxes are imposed solely as a result of the applicable Obligor’s activities in such other jurisdiction, and any taxes imposed under FATCA (such non-excluded items being called “Covered Taxes”). In the event that any withholding or deduction from any payment to be made by any Obligor under any Loan Document is required in respect of any Covered Taxes pursuant to any applicable law, rule or regulation, then the Borrower will:
(a)    pay directly to the relevant authority the full amount required to be so withheld or deducted;
(b)    promptly forward to the Facility Agent an official receipt or other documentation satisfactory to the Facility Agent evidencing such payment to such authority; and
(c)    pay to the Facility Agent for the account of the Lenders such additional amount or amounts as is necessary to ensure that the net amount actually received by each Lender will equal the full amount such Lender would have received had no such withholding or deduction been required.
Moreover, if any Covered Taxes are directly asserted against the Facility Agent or any Lender with respect to any payment received or paid by the Facility Agent or such Lender hereunder, the Facility Agent or such Lender may pay such Covered Taxes and the Borrower will promptly pay such additional amounts (including any penalties, interest or expenses) as is necessary in order that the net amount received by such person after the payment of such Covered Taxes (including any Covered Taxes on such additional amount) shall equal the amount such person would have received had no such Covered Taxes been asserted.
Any Lender claiming any additional amounts payable pursuant to this Section agrees to use reasonable efforts (consistent with its internal policy and legal and regulatory restrictions and the terms of the BpiFAE Insurance Policy and (if the Fixed Rate applies) the arrangements with BpiFAE relating to the CIRR) to change the jurisdiction of its Lending
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Office if the making of such a change would avoid the need for, or reduce the amount of, any such additional amounts that may thereafter accrue and would not, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, be otherwise disadvantageous to such Lender.
If the Borrower fails to pay any Covered Taxes when due to the appropriate taxing authority or fails to remit to the Facility Agent for the account of the respective Lenders the required receipts or other required documentary evidence, the Borrower shall indemnify the Lenders for any incremental withholding Covered Taxes, interest or penalties that may become payable by any Lender as a result of any such failure (so long as such amount did not become payable as a result of the failure of such Lender to provide timely notice to the Borrower of the assertion of a liability related to the payment of Covered Taxes). For purposes of this Section 4.6, a distribution hereunder by the Facility Agent or any Lender to or for the account of any Lender shall be deemed a payment by the Borrower.
If any Lender is entitled to any refund, credit, deduction or other reduction in tax by reason of any payment made by the Borrower in respect of any Covered Tax under this Section 4.6 or by reason of any payment made by the Borrower pursuant to Section 0, such Lender shall use reasonable efforts to obtain such refund, credit, deduction or other reduction and, promptly after receipt thereof, will pay to the Borrower such amount (plus any interest received by such Lender in connection with such refund, credit, deduction or reduction) as is equal to the net after-tax value to such Lender of such part of such refund, credit, deduction or reduction as such Lender reasonably determines is allocable to such Covered Tax or such payment (less out-of-pocket expenses incurred by such Lender), provided that no Lender shall be obligated to disclose to the Borrower any information regarding its tax affairs or tax computations.
Each Lender (and each Participant) agrees with the Borrower and the Facility Agent that it will (i) in the case of a Lender or a Participant organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than the United States (a) provide to the Facility Agent and the Borrower an appropriately executed copy of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI certifying that any payments made to or for the benefit of such Lender or such Participant are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States (or alternatively, an Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN claiming the benefits of a tax treaty, but only if the applicable treaty described in such form provides for a complete exemption from U.S. federal income tax withholding), or any successor form, on or prior to the date hereof (or, in the case of any Assignee Lender or Participant, on or prior to the date of the relevant assignment or participation), in each case attached to an Internal Revenue Service Form W-8IMY, if appropriate, (b) notify the Facility Agent and the Borrower if the certifications made on any form provided pursuant to this paragraph are no longer accurate and true in all material respects and (c) without prejudice to its obligations under Section 4.13, provide such other tax forms or other documents as shall be prescribed by applicable law, if any, or as otherwise reasonably requested, to demonstrate, to the extent applicable, that payments to such Lender (or Participant) hereunder are exempt from withholding under FATCA, and (ii) in all cases, provide such forms, certificates or other documents, as and when reasonably requested by the Borrower, necessary to claim any applicable exemption from, or reduction of, Covered Taxes or any payments made to or for benefit of such Lender or such Participant, provided that the Lender or Participant is legally able to deliver such forms, certificates or other documents. For any period with respect to which a Lender (or Assignee Lender or Participant) has failed to provide the Borrower with the foregoing forms (other than if such failure is due to a change in law occurring after the date on which a form originally was required to be provided (which, in the case of an Assignee Lender, would be the date on which the original assignor was required to provide such form) or if such form otherwise is not required hereunder) such Lender (or Assignee Lender or Participant) shall not be entitled to the benefits of this Section 4.6 with respect to Covered Taxes imposed by reason of such failure.
All fees and expenses payable pursuant to Section 11.3 shall be paid together with value added tax or any similar tax (if any) properly chargeable thereon. Any value added tax chargeable in respect of any services supplied by a Lender or an Agent under this Agreement
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shall, on delivery of the value added tax invoice, be paid in addition to any sum agreed to be paid hereunder.
SECTION 4.7.    Reserve Costs. Without in any way limiting the Borrower’s obligations under Section 0, the Borrower shall, with effect from the Effective Time, pay to the Facility Agent for the account of each Lender on the last day of each Interest Period, so long as the relevant Lending Office of such Lender is required to maintain reserves against “Eurocurrency liabilities” under Regulation D of the F.R.S. Board, upon notice from such Lender, an additional amount equal to the product of the following for the Loan for each day during such Interest Period:
(i)    the principal amount of the Loan outstanding on such day; and
(ii)    the remainder of (x) a fraction the numerator of which is the rate (expressed as a decimal) at which interest accrues on the Loan for such Interest Period as provided in this Agreement (less, if applicable, the relevant Floating Rate Margin) and the denominator of which is one minus any increase after the Signing Date in the effective rate (expressed as a decimal) at which such reserve requirements are imposed on such Lender minus (y) such numerator; and
(iii)    1/360.
Such notice shall (i) describe in reasonable detail the reserve requirement that has been imposed, together with the approximate date of the effectiveness thereof, (ii) set forth the applicable reserve percentage, (iii) certify that such request is consistent with such Lender’s treatment of other borrowers that are subject to similar provisions and (iv) certify that, to the best of its knowledge, such requirements are of general application in the commercial banking industry in the United States.
Each Lender agrees to use reasonable efforts (consistent with its internal policy and legal and regulatory restrictions and the terms of the BpiFAE Insurance Policy and (if the Fixed Rate applies) the arrangements with BpiFAE relating to the CIRR) to avoid the requirement of maintaining such reserves (including by designating a different Lending Office) if such efforts would not, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, be otherwise disadvantageous to such Lender.
SECTION 4.8.    Payments, Computations, etc.
(a)    Unless otherwise expressly provided, all payments by any Obligor pursuant to any Loan Document shall be made by such Obligor to the Facility Agent for the pro rata account of the Lenders entitled to receive such payment (which, in the case of any payment in respect of the Upsize Additional Advance, shall include only the Upsize Lenders). All such payments required to be made to the Facility Agent shall be made, without set-off, deduction or counterclaim, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York time, on the date due, in same day or immediately available funds through the New York Clearing House Interbank Payments System (or such other funds as may be customary for the settlement of international banking transactions in Dollars), to such account as the Facility Agent shall specify from time to time by notice to the Borrower. Funds received after that time shall be deemed to have been received by the Lenders on the next succeeding Business Day.
(b)    Each Lender hereby instructs the Facility Agent, with respect to any portion of the Loan held by such Lender, to pay directly to such Lender interest thereon at the Fixed Rate or (if the proviso to Section 5.1.10 applies) the Floating Rate, on the basis that (if the Fixed Rate applies) such Lender will, where amounts are payable to BpiFAE by that Lender under the Interest Stabilisation
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Agreement, account directly to BpiFAE for any such amounts payable by that Lender under the Interest Stabilisation Agreement to which such Lender is a party.
(c)    The Facility Agent shall promptly (but in any event on the same Business Day that the same are received or, as contemplated in clause (a) of this Section, deemed received) remit in same day funds to each Lender its share, if any, of such payments received by the Facility Agent for the account of such Lender without any set-off, deduction or counterclaim. All interest and fees shall be computed on the basis of the actual number of days (including the first day but excluding the last day) occurring during the period for which such interest or fee is payable over a year comprised of 360 days. Whenever any payment to be made shall otherwise be due on a day which is not a Business Day, such payment shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day and such extension of time shall be included in computing interest and fees, if any, in connection with such payment.
(d)    The aggregate amount of any accrued interest, commission or fee which is, or becomes, payable by an Obligor under a Loan Document shall be rounded to 2 decimal places.
SECTION 4.9.    Replacement Lenders, etc. If the Borrower shall be required to make any payment to any Lender pursuant to Clause 6 of Exhibit O or Section 0, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 or 4.7, the Borrower shall be entitled at any time (so long as no Default and no Prepayment Event shall have occurred and be continuing) within 180 days after receipt of notice from such Lender of such required payment to (a) terminate such Lender’s Commitment (where upon the Percentage of each other Lender shall automatically be adjusted to an amount equal to such Lender’s ratable share of the remaining Commitments), (b) prepay the affected portion of such Lender’s Loan in full, together with accrued interest thereon through the date of such prepayment (provided that the Borrower shall not terminate any Lender’s Commitment pursuant to clause (a) or prepay any such Lender pursuant to this clause (b) without replacing such Lender pursuant to the following clause (c) until a 30-day period shall have elapsed during which the Borrower and the Facility Agent shall have attempted in good faith to replace such Lender), and/or (c) replace such Lender with another financial institution reasonably acceptable to the Facility Agent and (if the Fixed Rate applies) BpiFAE, provided that (i) each such transfer shall be either a transfer of all of the rights and obligations of the transferring Lender under this Agreement or a transfer of a portion of such rights and obligations made concurrently with another such transfer or other such transfers that together cover all of the rights and obligations of the transferring Lender under this Agreement and (ii) no Lender shall be obligated to make any such transfer as a result of a demand by the Borrower pursuant to this Section unless and until such Lender shall have received one or more payments from either the Borrower or one or more Assignee Lenders in an aggregate amount at least equal to the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Loan owing to such Lender, together with accrued interest thereon to the date of payment of such principal amount and all other amounts payable to such Lender under this Agreement. Each Lender represents and warrants to the Borrower that, as of the Signing Date (or, with respect to any Lender not a party hereto on the Signing Date, on the date that such Lender becomes a party hereto), there is no existing treaty, law, regulation, regulatory requirement, interpretation, directive, guideline, decision or request pursuant to which such Lender would be entitled to request any payments under any of Clause 6 of Exhibit O Sections 0, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7 to or for account of such Lender.
SECTION 4.10.    Sharing of Payments.
SECTION 4.10.1    Payments to Lenders. If a Lender (a “Recovering Lender”) receives or recovers any amount from an Obligor other than in accordance with Section 4.8 (Payments, Computations, etc.) (a “Recovered Amount”) and applies that amount to a payment due under the Loan Documents then:
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(a)    the Recovering Lender shall, within three (3) Business Days, notify details of the receipt or recovery to the Facility Agent;
(b)    the Facility Agent shall determine whether the receipt or recovery is in excess of the amount the Recovering Lender would have been paid had the receipt or recovery been received or made by the Facility Agent and distributed in accordance with the said Section 4.8, without taking account of any taxes which would be imposed on the Facility Agent in relation to the receipt, recovery or distribution; and
(c)    the Recovering Lender shall, within three (3) Business Days of demand by the Facility Agent, pay to the Facility Agent an amount (the “Sharing Payment”) equal to such receipt or recovery less any amount which the Facility Agent determines may be retained by the Recovering Lender as its share of any payment to be made, in accordance with any applicable provisions of this Agreement.
SECTION 4.10.2    Redistribution of payments. The Facility Agent shall treat the Sharing Payment as if it had been paid by the Borrower and distribute it between the Lenders (other than the Recovering Lender) (the “Sharing Lenders”) in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement towards the obligations of the Borrower to the Sharing Lenders.
SECTION 4.10.3    Recovering Lender’s rights. On a distribution by the Facility Agent under Section 4.10.2 of a payment received by a Recovering Lender from the relevant Obligor, as between that Obligor and the Recovering Lender, an amount of the Recovered Amount equal to the Sharing Payment will be treated as not having been paid by the relevant Obligor.
SECTION 4.10.4    Reversal of redistribution. If any part of the Sharing Payment received or recovered by a Recovering Lender becomes repayable and is repaid by that Recovering Lender, then:
(a)    each Sharing Lender shall, upon request of the Facility Agent, pay to the Facility Agent for the account of that Recovering Lender an amount equal to the appropriate part of its share of the Sharing Payment (together with an amount as is necessary to reimburse that Recovering Lender for its proportion of any interest on the Sharing Payment which that Recovering Lender is required to pay) (the “Redistributed Amount”); and
(b)    as between the relevant Obligor and each relevant Sharing Lender, an amount equal to the relevant Redistributed Amount will be treated as not having been paid by the relevant Obligor.
SECTION 4.10.5    Exceptions.
(a)    This Section 4.10 shall not apply to the extent that the Recovering Lender would not, after making any payment pursuant to this Section 4.10, have a valid and enforceable claim against the relevant Obligor.
(b)    A Recovering Lender is not obliged to share with any other Lender any amount which the Recovering Lender has received or recovered as a result of taking legal or arbitration proceedings, if:
(i)    it notified the other Lender of the legal or arbitration proceedings; and
(ii)    the other Lender had an opportunity to participate in those legal or arbitration proceedings but did not do so as soon as reasonably
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practicable having received notice and did not take separate legal or arbitration proceedings.
SECTION 4.11.    Set-off. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default or a Prepayment Event, each Lender shall have, to the extent permitted by applicable law, the right to appropriate and apply to the payment of the Obligations then due and owing to it any and all balances, credits, deposits, accounts or moneys of any Obligor then or thereafter maintained with such Lender; provided that any such appropriation and application shall be subject to the provisions of Section 4.10. Each Lender agrees promptly to notify the applicable Obligor and the Facility Agent after any such set-off and application made by such Lender; provided that the failure to give such notice shall not affect the validity of such set-off and application. The rights of each Lender under this Section are in addition to other rights and remedies (including other rights of set-off under applicable law or otherwise) which such Lender may have.
SECTION 4.12.    Use of Proceeds. The Borrower shall apply the proceeds of the Loan made available to the Borrower in respect of the Additional Advances for the purpose of making payments of, or reimbursing the Borrower for payments already made for, the amounts referred to in clauses 5.2, 5.3 and/or 5.4 of the Novation Agreement and, without limiting the foregoing, no proceeds of the Loan will be used to acquire any equity security of a class which is registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or any “margin stock”, as defined in F.R.S. Board Regulation U.
SECTION 4.13.    FATCA Information.
(a)    Subject to paragraph (c) below, each party (other than the Borrower) shall, within ten Business Days of a reasonable request by another party (other than the Borrower):
(i)    confirm to that other party whether it is:
(A)    a FATCA Exempt Party; or
(B)    not a FATCA Exempt Party;
(ii)    supply to that other party such forms, documentation and other information relating to its status under FATCA as that other party reasonably requests for the purposes of that other party’s compliance with FATCA;
(iii)    supply to that other party such forms, documentation and other information relating to its status as that other party reasonably requests for the purposes of that other party’s compliance with any other law, regulation, or exchange of information regime.
(b)    If a party confirms to another party pursuant to paragraph (a)(i) above that it is a FATCA Exempt Party and it subsequently becomes aware that it is not or has ceased to be a FATCA Exempt Party, that party shall notify that other party reasonably promptly.
(c)    Paragraph (a) above shall not oblige any Lender or the Facility Agent to do anything, and paragraph a)(iii) above shall not oblige any other party to do anything, which would or might in its reasonable opinion constitute a breach of:
(i)    any law or regulation;
(ii)    any fiduciary duty; or
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(iii)    any duty of confidentiality.
(d)    If a party fails to confirm whether or not it is a FATCA Exempt Party or to supply forms, documentation or other information requested in accordance with paragraph (a)(i) or (ii) above (including, for the avoidance of doubt, where paragraph (c) above applies), then such party shall be treated for the purposes of the Loan Documents (and payments under them) as if it is not a FATCA Exempt Party until such time as the party in question provides the requested confirmation, forms, documentation or other information.
(e)    Each party may make a FATCA Deduction from a payment under this Agreement that it is required to be made by FATCA, and any payment required in connection with that FATCA Deduction, and no party shall be required to increase any payment in respect of which it makes such a FATCA Deduction or otherwise compensate the recipient of the payment for that FATCA Deduction.
SECTION 4.14.    Resignation of the Facility Agent. The Facility Agent shall resign (and, to the extent applicable, shall use reasonable endeavours to appoint a successor Facility Agent) if, either:
(a)    the Facility Agent fails to respond to a request under Section 4.13 and a Lender reasonably believes that the Facility Agent will not be (or will have ceased to be) a FATCA Exempt Party;
(b)    the information supplied by the Facility Agent pursuant to Section 4.13 indicates that the Facility Agent will not be (or will have ceased to be) a FATCA Exempt Party; or
(c)    the Facility Agent notifies the Lenders that the Facility Agent will not be (or will have ceased to be) a FATCA Exempt Party;
and (in each case) a Lender reasonably believes that a party to this Agreement will be required to make a FATCA Deduction that would not be required if the Facility Agent were a FATCA Exempt Party, and that Lender, by notice to the Facility Agent, requires it to resign.
ARTICLE V

CONDITIONS TO BORROWING
SECTION 5.1.    Advance of the Loan. The obligation of the Lenders to fund the relevant portion of the Loan to be made available on the Actual Delivery Date shall be subject to the prior or concurrent satisfaction of each of the conditions precedent set forth in this Section 5.1. The Facility Agent shall advise the Lenders of the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in this Section 5.1 prior to funding on the Actual Delivery Date.
SECTION 5.1.1    Resolutions, etc. The Facility Agent shall have received from the Borrower:
(a)    a certificate of its Secretary or Assistant Secretary as to the incumbency and signatures of those of its officers authorized to act with respect to this Agreement and each other Loan Document and as to the truth and completeness of the attached:
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(x)    resolutions of its Board of Directors then in full force and effect authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and each other Loan Document, and
(y)    Organic Documents of the Borrower,
and upon which certificate the Lenders may conclusively rely until the Facility Agent shall have received a further certificate of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary of the Borrower canceling or amending such prior certificate; and
(b)    a certificate of good standing issued by the relevant Liberian authorities in respect of the Borrower.
SECTION 5.1.2    Opinions of Counsel. The Facility Agent shall have received opinions, addressed to the Facility Agent, the Security Trustee (in relation to (a) and (b) below) and each Lender from:
(a)    Watson Farley & Williams LLP, counsel to the Borrower, as to Liberian Law, covering the matters set forth in Exhibit B-1 hereto (and which shall be updated to include reference to the Escrow Account Security);
(b)    Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, counsel to the Facility Agent and the Lenders, covering the matters set forth in Exhibit B-2 hereto (and which shall be updated to include reference to the Escrow Account Security) and, if the BpiFAE Insurance Policy is to be re-issued or replaced on or about the Actual Delivery Date, Exhibit B-3 hereto; and
(c)    Clifford Chance US LLP, United States tax counsel to the Facility Agent for the benefit of the Lenders, covering the matters set forth in Exhibit B-4 hereto,
each such opinion to be updated to take into account all relevant and applicable Loan Documents at the time of issue thereof.
SECTION 5.1.3    BpiFAE Insurance Policy. The Facility Agent or the ECA Agent shall have received the BpiFAE Insurance Policy duly issued and BpiFAE shall not have, prior to the advance of the Loan, delivered to the Facility Agent or the ECA Agent any notice seeking the cancellation, suspension or termination of the BpiFAE Insurance Policy or the suspension of the drawing of the Additional Advances under this Agreement.
SECTION 5.1.4    Closing Fees, Expenses, etc. The Facility Agent shall have received for its own account, or for the account of each Lender or BpiFAE, as the case may be, all fees that the Borrower shall have agreed in writing to pay to the Facility Agent (whether for its own account or for the account of any of the Lenders) that are due and owing as of the date of such funding and all invoiced expenses of the Facility Agent (including the agreed fees and expenses of counsel to the Facility Agent and the BpiFAE Premium) required to be paid by the Borrower pursuant to Section 11.3 or that the Borrower has otherwise agreed in writing to pay to the Facility Agent, in each case on or prior to the date of such funding.
SECTION 5.1.5    Compliance with Warranties, No Default, etc. Both before and after giving effect to the funding of the Loan the following statements shall be true and correct:
(a)    the representations and warranties set forth in Article VI (excluding, however, those set forth in Section 6.10) shall be true and correct in all material respects except for those representations and warranties that are qualified by
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materiality or Material Adverse Effect, which shall be true and correct, with the same effect as if then made; and
(b)    no Default and no Prepayment Event and no event which (with notice or lapse of time or both) would become a Prepayment Event shall have then occurred and be continuing.
SECTION 5.1.6    Loan Request. The Facility Agent shall have received a Loan Request duly executed by the Borrower together with:
(a)    where an Additional Advance is requested in respect of the Non-Yard Costs, the Delivery Non-Yard Costs Certificate;
(b)    certified as true (by the Builder) copies of the invoice and supporting documents received by the Builder from the Borrower pursuant to Appendix C of the Construction Contract in relation to the Paid Non-Yard Costs to be financed as at the time of issue and a declaration from the Borrower in substantially the form set forth in Exhibit D hereto that the requirements for a minimum 15% French content in respect of Non-Yard Costs have been fulfilled;
(c)    a copy of the final commercial invoice from the Builder showing the amount of the Contract Price (including the Non-Yard Costs and the Other Basic Contract Price Increases) and the portion thereof payable to the Builder on the Actual Delivery Date under the Construction Contract; and
(d)    copies of the wire transfers for all payments by the Borrower to the Builder under the Construction Contract in respect of the Basic Contract Price to the extent not already provided as part of the drawdown conditions for drawdowns made by the Original Borrower.
SECTION 5.1.7    Foreign Exchange Counterparty Confirmations. The Facility Agent shall have received the documentation and other information referred to in clause 5.6 of the Novation Agreement.
SECTION 5.1.8    Protocol of delivery. The Facility Agent shall have received a copy of the protocol of delivery and acceptance under the Construction Contract duly signed by the Builder and the Borrower or the Nominated Owner to be notified to the Facility Agent.
SECTION 5.1.9    Title to Purchased Vessel. The Facility Agent shall have received evidence that the Purchased Vessel is legally and beneficially owned by the Borrower or the Nominated Owner (as the case may be), free of all recorded Liens, other than Liens permitted by Section 7.2.3 and, to the extent not yet discharged, the Mortgage (as defined in the Novation Agreement).
SECTION 5.1.10    Interest Stabilisation. The ECA Agent shall have received a duly executed fixed rate approval from BpiFAE issued to the Lenders in respect of the CIRR applicable to the Loan and shall have been informed by the French Authorities of the conditions of the interest make-up mechanisms (stabilisation du taux d’intérêt) applicable to the Loan under the applicable Interest Stabilisation Agreement in respect of the Lenders, such conditions to specify, among other things, that the CIRR has been retained under the interest make-up mechanisms applicable to the Loan.
In relation to Section 5.1.10, if a Lender (an “Ineligible Lender”) becomes ineligible or otherwise ceases to be a party to an Interest Stabilisation Agreement, it shall promptly upon becoming aware thereof (and by no later than 15 Business Days before the anticipated Actual Delivery Date) notify the Borrower, the ECA Agent and the Facility Agent.
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Following receipt of such a notice, the ECA Agent (through the Facility Agent) shall give to the Borrower at least 10 Business Days’ prior notice stating if the condition precedent in Section 5.1.10 will not be satisfied due to the Ineligible Lender but would be satisfied by the replacement of the Ineligible Lender as set out below, with such replacement to take effect for the purpose of this Section on the Actual Delivery Date.
On its receipt of such notice from the ECA Agent, the Borrower shall be entitled, at any time thereafter and without prejudice to any rights and remedies it may have against such Ineligible Lender pursuant to Section 3.3.3, to replace such Ineligible Lender with another bank or financial institution reasonably acceptable to the Facility Agent and BpiFAE with effect from the Actual Delivery Date, provided that (i) each such transfer shall be either a transfer of all of the rights and obligations of the Ineligible Lender under this Agreement or a transfer of a portion of such rights and obligations made concurrently with another such transfer or other such transfers that together cover all of the rights and obligations of the Ineligible Lender under this Agreement and (ii) no Lender shall be obligated to make effective any such transfer as a result of a demand by the Borrower pursuant to this Section unless and until such Lender shall have received one or more payments from one or more Assignee Lenders in an aggregate amount equal to the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the portion of the Novated Loan Balance which, immediately following the Novation Effective Time, would have been owing to such Lender pursuant to Section 2.3(a) had that Lender not been replaced prior to the Novation Effective Time. The ECA Agent and the Facility Agent shall, at the request of the Borrower, use reasonable efforts to assist the Borrower in finding a bank or financial institution acceptable to the Borrower to replace such Ineligible Lender, and taking such other steps that may be reasonably required and which are within the control of the ECA Agent and the Facility Agent to assist with the satisfaction of the condition precedent in Section 5.1.10 prior to funding on the Actual Delivery Date.
Provided however the Borrower shall be entitled, without prejudice to its rights and remedies pursuant to Section 3.3.3, to elect that if at the Actual Delivery Date the condition precedent in Section 5.1.10 is not satisfied the Floating Rate should apply to the Loan, such election to be made by notice in writing to the Facility Agent not less than five (5) Business Days prior to the anticipated Actual Delivery Date in which event, subject to the approval of BpiFAE, the Loan shall bear interest at the Floating Rate and the condition set out in Section 5.1.10 shall be deemed waived by the Lenders.
The ECA Agent (through the Facility Agent) shall, promptly after the Borrower’s request, advise the Borrower whether it is aware (based solely on information obtained from BpiFAE and other French Authorities and/or received from the Lenders at the time of any such request and without any liability on the ECA Agent for the accuracy of that information) that the condition precedent in Section 5.1.10 will not or may not be satisfied as required by Section 5.1.10.
SECTION 5.1.11    Escrow Account Security. The Facility Agent shall have received the Escrow Account Security duly executed by the Borrower together with a duly executed notice of charge and acknowledgement thereto executed by the Borrower and the Escrow Account Bank respectively.
ARTICLE VI

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
To induce the Lenders and the Facility Agent to enter into this Agreement and to make the Loan hereunder, the Borrower represents and warrants to the Facility Agent and each Lender as set forth in this Article VI as of the Actual Delivery Date and on the Guarantee Release Date (in each case except as otherwise stated).
SECTION 6.1.    Organization, etc. The Borrower is a corporation validly organized and existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of
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incorporation; the Borrower is duly qualified to do business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation in each jurisdiction where the nature of its business requires such qualification, except where the failure to be so qualified would not have a Material Adverse Effect; and the Borrower has full power and authority, has taken all corporate action and holds all governmental and creditors’ licenses, permits, consents and other approvals necessary to enter into each Loan Document to which it is a party and to perform the Obligations.
SECTION 6.2.    Due Authorization, Non-Contravention, etc. The execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower of this Agreement and each other Loan Document, are within the Borrower’s corporate powers, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action, and do not:
(a)    contravene the Borrower’s Organic Documents;
(b)    contravene any law or governmental regulation of any Applicable Jurisdiction except as would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;
(c)    contravene any court decree or order binding on the Borrower or any of its property except as would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;
(d)    contravene any contractual restriction binding on the Borrower or any of its property except as would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; or
(e)    result in, or require the creation or imposition of, any Lien on any of the Borrower’s properties except as would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 6.3.    Government Approval, Regulation, etc. No authorization or approval or other action by, and no notice to or filing with, any governmental authority or regulatory body or other Person is required for the due execution, delivery or performance by the Borrower of this Agreement or any other Loan Document (except for authorizations or approvals not required to be obtained on or prior to the Actual Delivery Date or that have been obtained or actions not required to be taken on or prior to the Actual Delivery Date or that have been taken). The Borrower holds all governmental licenses, permits and other approvals required to conduct its business as conducted by it on the Actual Delivery Date, except to the extent the failure to hold any such licenses, permits or other approvals would not have a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 6.4.    Compliance with Environmental Laws. The Borrower is in compliance with all applicable Environmental Laws, except to the extent that the failure to so comply would not have a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 6.5.    Validity, etc. This Agreement constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Borrower enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as the enforceability hereof may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally or by general equitable principles.
SECTION 6.6.    No Default, Event of Default or Prepayment Event. No Default, Event of Default or Prepayment Event has occurred and is continuing.
SECTION 6.7.    Litigation. There is no action, suit, litigation, investigation or proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened against the Borrower, that (i) except as set forth in filings made by the Borrower with the SEC in the Borrower’s reasonable opinion might reasonably be expected to materially adversely affect
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the business, operations or financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (taken as a whole) (collectively, “Material Litigation”) or (ii) purports to affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the Loan Documents or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
SECTION 6.8.    The Purchased Vessel. Immediately following the delivery of the Purchased Vessel to the Borrower under the Construction Contract, the Purchased Vessel will be:
(a)    legally and beneficially owned by the Borrower or one of the Borrower’s wholly owned Subsidiaries,
(b)    registered in the name of the Borrower or one of the Borrower’s wholly owned Subsidiaries under the Bahamian or Maltese flag or such other flag as the parties may mutually agree,
(c)    classed as required by Section 7.1.4(b),
(d)    free of all recorded Liens, other than Liens permitted by Section 7.2.3,
(e)    insured against loss or damage in compliance with Section 7.1.5, and
(f)    exclusively operated by or chartered to the Borrower or one of the Borrower’s wholly owned Subsidiaries.
SECTION 6.9.    Obligations rank pari passu; Liens.
(a)    The Obligations rank at least pari passu in right of payment and in all other respects with all other unsecured unsubordinated Indebtedness of the Borrower other than Indebtedness preferred as a matter of law.
(b)    As at the date of this Agreement, the provisions of this Agreement which permit or restrict the granting of Liens are no less favorable than the provisions permitting or restricting the granting of Liens in any other agreement entered into by the Borrower with any other person providing financing or credit to the Borrower.
SECTION 6.10.    Withholding, etc. As of the Signing Date, no payment to be made by the Borrower under any Loan Document is subject to any withholding or like tax imposed by any Applicable Jurisdiction.
SECTION 6.11.    No Filing, etc. Required. No filing, recording or registration and no payment of any stamp, registration or similar tax is necessary under the laws of any Applicable Jurisdiction to ensure the legality, validity, enforceability, priority or admissibility in evidence of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents (except for filings, recordings, registrations or payments not required to be made on or prior to the Actual Delivery Date or that have been made).
SECTION 6.12.    No Immunity. The Borrower is subject to civil and commercial law with respect to the Obligations. Neither the Borrower nor any of its properties or revenues is entitled to any right of immunity in any Applicable Jurisdiction from suit, court jurisdiction, judgment, attachment (whether before or after judgment), set-off or execution of a judgment or from any other legal process or remedy relating to the Obligations (to the extent such suit, court jurisdiction, judgment, attachment, set-off, execution, legal process or remedy would otherwise be permitted or exist).
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SECTION 6.13.    Investment Company Act. The Borrower is not required to register as an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
SECTION 6.14.    Regulation U. The Borrower is not engaged in the business of extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock, and no proceeds of the Loan will be used for a purpose which violates, or would be inconsistent with, F.R.S. Board Regulation U. Terms for which meanings are provided in F.R.S. Board Regulation U or any regulations substituted therefor, as from time to time in effect, are used in this Section with such meanings.
SECTION 6.15.    Accuracy of Information. The financial and other information (other than financial projections or other forward looking information) furnished to the Facility Agent and the Lenders in writing by or on behalf of the Borrower by its chief financial officer, treasurer or corporate controller in connection with the negotiation of this Agreement is, when taken as a whole, to the best knowledge and belief of the Borrower, true and correct and contains no misstatement of a fact of a material nature. All financial projections, if any, that have been furnished to the Facility Agent and the Lenders in writing by or on behalf of the Borrower by its chief financial officer, treasurer or corporate controller in connection with this Agreement have been or will be prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed by the Borrower to be reasonable at the time made (it being understood that such projections are subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Borrower’s control, and that no assurance can be given that the projections will be realized). All financial and other information furnished to the Facility Agent and the Lenders in writing by or on behalf of the Borrower by its chief financial officer, treasurer or corporate controller after the date of this Agreement shall have been prepared by the Borrower in good faith.
SECTION 6.16.    Compliance with Laws. The Borrower is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and orders, except to the extent that the failure to so comply does not and could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and the Borrower has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions. The Borrower and its Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of the Borrower, their respective officers, employees, directors and agents, are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions, in all material respects and are not knowingly engaged in any activity that would reasonably be expected to result in Borrower being designated as a Sanctioned Person. None of (a) the Borrower, any Subsidiary or to the knowledge of the Borrower or such Subsidiary any of their respective directors, officers or employees, or (b) to the knowledge of the Borrower, any agent of the Borrower or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from the credit facility established hereby, is a Sanctioned Person.
ARTICLE VII

COVENANTS
SECTION 7.1.    Affirmative Covenants. The Borrower agrees with the Facility Agent and each Lender that, from the Effective Date (or, where applicable, from such time as may be stated in any applicable provision below) until all Commitments have terminated and all Obligations have been paid in full, the Borrower will perform the obligations set forth in this Section 7.1.
SECTION 7.1.1    Financial Information, Reports, Notices, etc. The Borrower will furnish, or will cause to be furnished, to the Facility Agent (with sufficient copies for distribution to each Lender) the following financial statements, reports, notices and information:
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(a)    as soon as available and in any event within 60 days after the end of each of the first three Fiscal Quarters of each Fiscal Year of the Borrower, a copy of the Borrower’s report on Form 10-Q (or any successor form) as filed by the Borrower with the SEC for such Fiscal Quarter, containing unaudited consolidated financial statements of the Borrower for such Fiscal Quarter (including a balance sheet and profit and loss statement) prepared in accordance with GAAP, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments;
(b)    as soon as available and in any event within 120 days after the end of each Fiscal Year of the Borrower, a copy of the Borrower’s annual report on Form 10-K (or any successor form) as filed by the Borrower with the SEC for such Fiscal Year, containing audited consolidated financial statements of the Borrower for such Fiscal Year prepared in accordance with GAAP (including a balance sheet and profit and loss statement) and audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP or another firm of independent public accountants of similar standing;
(c)    together with each of the statements delivered pursuant to the foregoing clause (a) or (b), a certificate, executed by the chief financial officer, the treasurer or the corporate controller of the Borrower, setting out, as of the last day of the relevant Fiscal Quarter or Fiscal Year, computations as to compliance with the covenants set forth in Section 7.2.4 (in reasonable detail and with appropriate calculations and computations in all respects reasonably satisfactory to the Facility Agent) it being understood and agreed that any such certificate supplied in respect of any Fiscal Quarter ending during the Financial Covenant Waiver Period shall still contain such calculations and computations but shall not be required to demonstrate compliance with the covenants set forth in Section 7.2.4;
(d)    as soon as possible after the occurrence of a Default or Prepayment Event, a statement of the chief financial officer of the Borrower setting forth details of such Default or Prepayment Event (as the case may be) and the action which the Borrower has taken and proposes to take with respect thereto;
(e)    as soon as the Borrower becomes aware thereof, notice of any Material Litigation except to the extent that such Material Litigation is disclosed by the Borrower in filings with the SEC;
(f)    as soon as the Borrower becomes aware thereof, notice of any event which, in its reasonable opinion, would be expected to materially adversely affect the business, operations or financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole;
(g)    promptly after the sending or filing thereof, copies of all reports which the Borrower sends to all holders of each security issued by the Borrower, and all registration statements which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries files with the SEC or any national securities exchange;
(h)    such other information respecting the condition or operations, financial or otherwise, of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries as any Lender through the Facility Agent may from time to time reasonably request (including an update to any information and projections previously provided to the Lenders where these have been prepared and are available);
(i)    [intentionally omitted]
(j)    [intentionally omitted]
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(k)    during the period from the Novation Effective Time until the Minimum Liquidity Cut-off Date (as defined in Section 7.2.4(C)), within five Business Days after the end of each month falling during such period, a certificate, executed by the chief financial officer, the treasurer or the corporate controller of the Borrower, showing, as of the last day of the immediately preceding month, compliance with the covenant set forth in Section 7.2.4(C); provided that if, during such period, the Borrower is not in compliance with the covenant set forth in Section 7.2.4(C) as of the last day of such month, the Borrower shall show compliance with such covenant as of the date such certificate is delivered;
(l)    [intentionally omitted]
(m)    on one occasion during each calendar year from the Novation Effective Time, the environmental plan of the Borrower (and including the Group’s carbon emissions for the past two years (calculated according to methodologies defined by the IMO or any other public methodology specified by the Borrower) as required to be published pursuant to each letter of the Borrower issued pursuant to the Fourth Novation Agreement Supplement;
(n)    if the Borrower intends to make a Restricted Voluntary Prepayment, not less than ten Business Days prior to the anticipated making of a Restricted Voluntary Prepayment, the Borrower shall provide written notice to the Facility Agent of that Restricted Voluntary Prepayment (which notice shall set out in reasonable detail the terms of that Restricted Voluntary Prepayment); and
(o)    [intentionally omitted]
(p)    following the later to occur of (i) the end of the Financial Covenant Waiver Period and (ii) the repayment of all sums described as 'Deferred Tranches' in each ECA Financing of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for which “Deferred Tranches” exist, within 5 Business Days of any Group Member agreeing to any new, modified or substitute financial covenants of the type or similar to the financial covenants set out in Section 7.2.4 in respect of any of its Indebtedness for borrowed money, the Borrower shall provide written notice to the Facility Agent of such agreement (and setting out full details of the relevant new, modified or substitute financial covenants) and, if requested by the Facility Agent (acting upon the instructions of the Required Lenders), the Borrower and the Lenders shall discuss in good faith whether or not such new, modified or substitute financial covenants shall be incorporated into this Agreement and, if agreed, the parties shall promptly enter into an amendment agreement to reflect such agreement,
provided that information required to be furnished to the Facility Agent under subsections (a), (b), (g) and (m) of this Section 7.1.1 shall be deemed furnished to the Facility Agent when available free of charge on the Borrower's website at http://www.rclinvestor.com or the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
SECTION 7.1.2    Approvals and Other Consents. The Borrower will obtain (or cause to be obtained) all such governmental licenses, authorizations, consents, permits and approvals as may be required for (a) each Obligor to perform its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party and (b) the operation of the Purchased Vessel in compliance with all applicable laws, except, in each case, to the extent that failure to obtain (or cause to be obtained) such governmental licenses, authorizations, consents, permits and approvals would not be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
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SECTION 7.1.3    Compliance with Laws, etc. The Borrower will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, comply in all material respects with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and orders, except (other than as described in clauses (a) and (f) below) to the extent that the failure to so comply would not have a Material Adverse Effect, which compliance shall in any case include (but not be limited to):
(a)    in the case of the Borrower, the maintenance and preservation of its corporate existence (subject to the provisions of Section 7.2.6);
(b)    in the case of the Borrower, maintenance of its qualification as a foreign corporation in the State of Florida;
(c)    the payment, before the same become delinquent, of all taxes, assessments and governmental charges imposed upon it or upon its property, except to the extent being diligently contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings;
(d)    compliance with all applicable Environmental Laws;
(e)    compliance with all anti-money laundering and anti-corrupt practices laws applicable to the Borrower, including by not making or causing to be made any offer, gift or payment, consideration or benefit of any kind to anyone, either directly or indirectly, as an inducement or reward for the performance of any of the transactions contemplated by this agreement to the extent the same would be in contravention of such applicable laws; and
(f)    the Borrower will maintain in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers and employees with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions.
SECTION 7.1.4    The Purchased Vessel. The Borrower will:
(a)    cause the Purchased Vessel to be exclusively operated by or chartered to the Borrower or one of the Borrower’s wholly owned Subsidiaries, provided that the Borrower or such Subsidiary may charter out the Purchased Vessel (i) to entities other than the Borrower and the Borrower’s wholly owned Subsidiaries and (ii) on a time charter with a stated duration not in excess of one year;
(b)    cause the Purchased Vessel to be kept in such condition as will entitle her to classification by a classification society of recognized standing;
(c)    provide the following to the Facility Agent with respect to the Purchased Vessel:
(i)    evidence as to the ownership of the Purchased Vessel by the Borrower or one of the Borrower’s wholly owned Subsidiaries; and
(ii)    evidence of no recorded Liens on the Purchased Vessel, other than Liens permitted pursuant to Section 7.2.3;
(d)    within seven days after the Actual Delivery Date, provide the following to the Facility Agent with respect to the Purchased Vessel:
(i)    evidence of the class of the Purchased Vessel; and
(ii)    evidence as to all required insurance being in effect with respect to the Purchased Vessel; and
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(e)    on or before the later of (i) 31 July and (ii) 30 days after its own receipt of a Statement of Compliance in each calendar year, supply, or procure the supply, to the Facility Agent (for distribution to BpiFAE and the Lenders) (in each case at the cost of the Borrower) of all information necessary in order for any Lender to comply with its obligations under the Poseidon Principles in respect of the preceding year, including, without limitation, all ship fuel oil consumption data required to be collected and reported in accordance with Regulation 22A of Annex VI (as collated and reported to the Purchased Vessel’s flag state using the verification report submitted to that flag state) and any Statement of Compliance, in each case relating to the Purchased Vessel for the preceding calendar year, provided always that such information shall be confidential information for the purposes of Section 11.15 and, accordingly, no Lender shall publicly disclose such information with the identity of the Purchased Vessel or the Borrower (or, if applicable, the Borrower’s wholly owned Subsidiary that then owns the Purchased Vessel) without the prior written consent of the Borrower (it being expressly agreed however that, in accordance with the Poseidon Principles, such information will form part of the information published regarding the relevant Lender’s portfolio climate alignment).
SECTION 7.1.5    Insurance. The Borrower will maintain or cause to be maintained with responsible insurance companies insurance with respect to the Purchased Vessel against such casualties, third-party liabilities and contingencies and in such amounts, in each case, as is customary for other businesses of similar size in the passenger cruise line industry (provided that in no event will the Borrower or any Subsidiary be required to obtain any business interruption, loss of hire or delay in delivery insurance) and will, upon request of the Facility Agent, furnish to the Facility Agent (with sufficient copies for distribution to each Lender) at reasonable intervals a certificate of a senior officer of the Borrower setting forth the nature and extent of all insurance maintained by the Borrower and certifying as to compliance with this Section.
SECTION 7.1.6    Books and Records. The Borrower will keep books and records that accurately reflect all of its business affairs and transactions and permit the Facility Agent and each Lender or any of their respective representatives, at reasonable times and intervals and upon reasonable prior notice, to visit each of its offices, to discuss its financial matters with its officers and to examine any of its books or other corporate records.
SECTION 7.1.7    BpiFAE Insurance Policy/French Authority Requirements. The Borrower shall, on the reasonable request of the ECA Agent or the Facility Agent, provide such other information as required under the BpiFAE Insurance Policy and/or the Interest Stabilisation Agreement as necessary to enable the ECA Agent or the Facility Agent to obtain the full support of the relevant French Authority pursuant to the BpiFAE Insurance Policy and/or the Interest Stabilisation Agreement (as the case may be). The Borrower must pay to the ECA Agent or the Facility Agent the amount of all reasonable costs and expenses reasonably incurred by the ECA Agent or the Facility Agent in connection with complying with a request by any French Authority for any additional information necessary or desirable in connection with the BpiFAE Insurance Policy or the Interest Stabilisation Agreement (as the case may be); provided that the Borrower is consulted before the ECA Agent or BpiFAE incurs any such cost or expense.
SECTION 7.1.8    [Intentionally omitted]
SECTION 7.1.9    Equal Treatment with Pari Passu Creditors. The Borrower undertakes with the Facility Agent that it shall ensure (and shall procure that each other Group Member shall ensure) that the Lenders are treated equally in all respects with all other Pari Passu Creditors, and accordingly:
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(a)    the Borrower shall, to the extent not already entered into as at the Fourth Supplement Effective Date, enter into similar covenant amendment and replacement and mandatory prepayment arrangements to those contemplated by the Fourth Novation Agreement Supplement in respect of each ECA Financing (and for this purpose excluding any ECA Financings where the lenders under that ECA Financing do not provide their consent to such arrangements in circumstances where the arrangements contemplated in respect of that ECA Financing are on substantially the same basis as set out in this Agreement (as amended by the Fourth Novation Agreement Supplement) but including any financing which will, upon novation of the relevant facility agreement to the Borrower, become an ECA Financing) as soon as reasonably practicable after the Fourth Supplement Effective Date (with such amendments being on terms which shall not prejudice the rights of BpiFAE under this Agreement);
(b)    the Borrower shall promptly upon written request, supply the Facility Agent and the ECA Agent with information (in a form and substance satisfactory to the Facility Agent and ECA Agent) regarding the status of the amendments to be entered into in accordance with paragraph (a) above;
(c)    to enable the Borrower to comply with the requirements under paragraph (d) below, prior to any Group Member entering into any Restricted Credit Enhancement with a Pari Passu Creditor (other than a Restricted Credit Enhancement granted in accordance with Section 7.2.9(a)(ii)), the Borrower shall promptly notify the Facility Agent (and such notification shall include details of the new Lien or Group Member Guarantee and shall otherwise be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Facility Agent); and
(d)     at the same time as any relevant Restricted Credit Enhancement is provided to the relevant Pari Passu Creditor (other than a Restricted Credit Enhancement granted in accordance with Section 7.2.9(a)(ii)), the Borrower, any relevant Group Member and the Lenders shall enter into such documentation as may be necessary in the reasonable opinion of the Facility Agent to ensure that the Lenders benefit from that Restricted Credit Enhancement on the same terms as the relevant Pari Passu Creditor(s) and, where that Restricted Credit Enhancement is a Lien or a Group Member Guarantee, to share in that Lien or Group Member Guarantee on a pari passu basis (and the Lenders agree to enter into such intercreditor documentation to reflect such pari passu ranking (in a form and substance satisfactory to the Lenders (acting reasonably)) as may be required in connection with such arrangements).
SECTION 7.1.10    [Intentionally omitted]
SECTION 7.2.    Negative Covenants. The Borrower agrees with the Facility Agent and each Lender that, from the Effective Date until all Commitments have terminated and all Obligations have been paid and performed in full, the Borrower will perform the obligations set forth in this Section 7.2.
SECTION 7.2.1    Business Activities. The Borrower will not, and will not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, engage in any principal business activity other than those engaged in by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on the date hereof and other business activities reasonably related, ancillary or complimentary thereto or that are reasonable extensions thereof.
SECTION 7.2.2    Indebtedness. Until the occurrence of the Guarantee Release Date (whereupon Section 7.2.2 of Exhibit N shall apply in accordance with Section 7.3) the Borrower will not permit any of the Existing Principal Subsidiaries to
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create, incur, assume or suffer to exist or otherwise become or be liable in respect of any Indebtedness, other than, without duplication, the following:
(a)    Indebtedness secured by Liens of the type described in Section 7.2.3;
(b)    Indebtedness owing to the Borrower or a direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower;
(c)    Indebtedness incurred to finance, refinance or refund the cost (including the cost of construction) of assets acquired after the Effective Date;
(d)    Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount, together with (but without duplication of) Indebtedness permitted to be secured under Section 7.2.3(b), at any one time outstanding not exceeding (determined at the time of creation of such Lien or the incurrence by any Existing Principal Subsidiary of such Indebtedness, as applicable) 10% of the total assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole as determined in accordance with GAAP as at the last day of the most recent ended Fiscal Quarter;
(e)    obligations in respect of Hedging Instruments entered into for the purpose of managing interest rate, foreign currency exchange or commodity exposure risk and not for speculative purposes; and
(f)    Indebtedness of Silversea Cruise Holding Ltd. and its Subsidiaries (“Silversea”) identified in Section 1 of Exhibit F hereto.
SECTION 7.2.3    Liens. Until the occurrence of the Guarantee Release Date (whereupon Section 7.2.2 of Exhibit N shall apply in accordance with Section 7.3) the Borrower will not, and will not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any of its property, revenues or assets, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, except:
(a)    Liens on assets (including, without limitation, shares of capital stock of corporations and assets owned by any corporation that becomes a Subsidiary of the Borrower after the Effective Date) acquired after the Effective Date (whether by purchase, construction or otherwise) by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (other than (x) an Existing Principal Subsidiary or (y) any other Principal Subsidiary which, at any time, after three months after the acquisition of a Vessel, owns a Vessel free of any mortgage Lien), which Liens were created solely for the purpose of securing Indebtedness representing, or incurred to finance, refinance or refund, the cost (including the cost of construction) of such assets, so long as (i) the acquisition of such assets is not otherwise prohibited by the terms of this Agreement and (ii) each such Lien is created within three months after the acquisition of the relevant assets;
(b)    in addition to other Liens permitted under this Section 7.2.3, Liens securing Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount, together with (but without duplication of) Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.2.2(d), at any one time outstanding not exceeding (determined at the time of creation of such Lien or the incurrence by any Existing Principal Subsidiary of such Indebtedness, as applicable) 10% of the total assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (the “Lien Basket Amount”) taken as a whole as determined in accordance with GAAP as at the last day of the most recent ended Fiscal Quarter; provided, however that, if, at any time, the Senior Debt Rating of the Borrower is less than Investment Grade as given by both Moody’s and S&P, the Lien Basket Amount shall be the greater of (x) 5.0% of the total assets of the Borrower and
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its Subsidiaries taken as a whole as determined in accordance with GAAP as at the last day of the most recent ended Fiscal Quarter and (y) $735,000,000;
(c)    Liens on assets acquired after the Effective Date by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (other than by (x) any Subsidiary that is an Existing Principal Subsidiary or (y) any other Principal Subsidiary which, at any time, owns a Vessel free of any mortgage Lien) so long as (i) the acquisition of such assets is not otherwise prohibited by the terms of this Agreement and (ii) each of such Liens existed on such assets before the time of its acquisition and was not created by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in anticipation thereof;
(d)    Liens on any asset of any corporation that becomes a Subsidiary of the Borrower (other than a corporation that also becomes a Subsidiary of an Existing Principal Subsidiary) after the Effective Date so long as (i) the acquisition or creation of such corporation by the Borrower is not otherwise prohibited by the terms of this Agreement and (ii) such Liens are in existence at the time such corporation becomes a Subsidiary of the Borrower and were not created by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in anticipation thereof;
(e)    Liens securing Government-related Obligations;
(f)    Liens for taxes, assessments or other governmental charges or levies not at the time delinquent or thereafter payable without penalty or being diligently contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings;
(g)    Liens of carriers, warehousemen, mechanics, material-men and landlords incurred in the ordinary course of business for sums not overdue by more than 60 days or being diligently contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings;
(h)    Liens incurred in the ordinary course of business in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance or other forms of governmental insurance or benefits;
(i)    Liens for current crew’s wages and salvage;
(j)    Liens arising by operation of law as the result of the furnishing of necessaries for any Vessel so long as the same are discharged in the ordinary course of business or are being diligently contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings;
(k)    Liens on Vessels that:
(i)    secure obligations covered (or reasonably expected to be covered) by insurance;
(ii)    were incurred in the course of or incidental to trading such Vessel in connection with repairs or other work to such Vessel; or
(iii)    were incurred in connection with work to such Vessel that is required to be performed pursuant to applicable law, rule, regulation or order;
provided that, in each case described in this clause (k), such Liens are either (x) discharged in the ordinary course of business or (y) being diligently contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings;
(l)    normal and customary rights of set-off upon deposits of cash or other Liens originating solely by virtue of any statutory or common law provision relating
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to bankers’ liens, rights of set-off or similar rights in favor of banks or other depository institutions;
(m)    Liens in respect of rights of set-off, recoupment and holdback in favor of credit card processors securing obligations in connection with credit card processing services incurred in the ordinary course of business;
(n)    Liens on cash or Cash Equivalents or marketable securities securing obligations in respect of Hedging Instruments not incurred for speculative purposes or securing letters of credit that support such obligations;
(o)    deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature, in each case in the ordinary course of business and deposits securing liabilities to insurance carriers under insurance or self-insurance arrangements;
(p)    easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of the Borrower or any Subsidiary;
(q)    licenses, sublicenses, leases or subleases granted to other Persons not materially interfering with the conduct of the business of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries; and
(r)    Liens on any property of Silversea identified in Section 2 of Exhibit F hereto,
provided, however that from the Fourth Supplement Effective Date until the Guarantee Release Date, no Group Member shall be entitled to grant any Lien of the type referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) above over any ECA Financed Vessel.
SECTION 7.2.4    Financial Condition. The Borrower will not permit:
(a)    Net Debt to Capitalization Ratio, as at the end of any Fiscal Quarter, to be greater than the applicable level set forth in the table below (the “NDCR Table”) opposite such Fiscal Quarter under the below heading “Net Debt to Capitalization Ratio”:
Fiscal Quarter EndingNet Debt to Capitalization Ratio
December 31, 20220.750 to 1 (for financial reporting purposes only)
March 31, 20230.725 to 1
June 30, 20230.725 to 1
September 30, 20230.700 to 1
December 31, 20230.700 to 1
March 31, 20240.700 to 1
June 30, 20240.700 to 1
September 30, 20240.675 to 1
December 31, 20240.650 to 1
March 31, 2025 and thereafter0.625 to 1
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Provided however that unless the Borrower, the Facility Agent and the ECA Agent (acting upon the instructions of BpiFAE) have agreed otherwise in writing, if BpiFAE has issued its written consent (the “NDCR Adjustment Consent”) to the adjustment of the figures in the NDCR Table as set out below, the figures in the NDCR Table shall automatically be adjusted and replaced with effect from the date of the NDCR Adjustment Consent so as to read as follows as set out in the table below (the “Further Revised NDCR Table”):
Fiscal Quarter EndingNet Debt to Capitalization Ratio
December 31, 20220.750 to 1 (for financial reporting purposes only)
March 31, 20230.750 to 1
June 30, 20230.750 to 1
September 30, 20230.750 to 1
December 31, 20230.750 to 1
March 31, 20240.725 to 1
June 30, 20240.700 to 1
September 30, 20240.675 to 1
December 31, 20240.650 to 1
March 31, 2025 and thereafter0.625 to 1
and accordingly with effect from the date of the NDCR Adjustment Consent the Borrower will instead not permit the Net Debt to Capitalization Ratio, as at the end of any Fiscal Quarter, to be greater than the applicable level set forth in the Further Revised NDCR Table. Where BpiFAE issues the NDCR Adjustment Consent the ECA Agent shall communicate such consent promptly to the other parties to this Agreement;
(b)    Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio to be less than 1.25 to 1 as at the last day of any Fiscal Quarter; and
(c)    if, at any time, the Senior Debt Rating of the Borrower is less than Investment Grade as given by both Moody's and S&P, Stockholders' Equity to be less than, as at the last day of any Fiscal Quarter, the sum of (i) the applicable Starting Threshold plus (ii) 50% of the consolidated net income of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the period commencing on January 1, 2007 and ending on the last day of the Fiscal Quarter most recently ended (treated for these purposes as a single accounting period, but in any event excluding any Fiscal Quarters for which the Borrower and its Subsidiaries have a consolidated net loss).
For the purposes of this paragraph (c), “Starting Threshold” shall mean, for the Fiscal Quarter:
up to and ending on March 31, 2023, $3,000,000,000;
ending on June 30, 2023, $3,250,000,000;
ending on September 30, 2023, $3,500,000,000;
ending on December 31, 2023, $3,750,000,000;
ending on March 31, 2024, $4,000,000,000; and
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ending on June 30, 2024 and for each Fiscal Quarter falling after June 30, 2024, $4,150,000,000.
In connection with the determination of Stockholders’ Equity for the Fiscal Quarter ended March 31, 2023 or, if later, the last full Fiscal Quarter to end prior to the 4.25% Maturity Date, the Borrower hereby undertakes that it will act in good faith and will provide to the Facility Agent no later than March 25, 2023 or, if later, no later than 6 days prior to the end of the last full Fiscal Quarter to end prior to the 4.25% Maturity Date written confirmation of the actual amount of 4.25% Converted Debt it has elected to settle (i) in equity, (ii) in cash and (iii) in cash generated from equity issued for the purpose of settling the 4.25% Converted Debt obligation in cash, together with copies of all notices of conversion provided to the noteholders pursuant to section 14.02 of the 4.25% Convertible Notes Indenture.
In connection with the determination of Stockholders’ Equity for the Fiscal Quarter ended September 30, 2023 or, if later, the last full Fiscal Quarter to end prior to the 2.875% Maturity Date, the Borrower hereby undertakes that it will act in good faith and will provide to the Facility Agent no later than September 24, 2023 or, if later, no later than 6 days prior to the end of the last full Fiscal Quarter to end prior to the 2.875% Maturity Date written confirmation of the actual amount of 2.875% Converted Debt it has elected to settle (i) in equity, (ii) in cash and (iii) in cash generated from equity issued for the purpose of settling the 2.875% Converted Debt obligation in cash, together with copies of all notices of conversion provided to the noteholders pursuant to section 14.02 of the 2.875% Convertible Notes Indenture.
SECTION 7.2.4(A). Most favored lender with respect to Financial Covenants. If from the start of the Financial Covenant Waiver Period until the later to occur of (i) the end of the Financial Covenant Waiver Period and (ii) the repayment of all sums described as 'Deferred Tranches' in each ECA Financing of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for which “Deferred Tranches” exist any Group Member agrees, in respect of any of its Indebtedness for borrowed money, to any new, modified or substitute financial covenants of the type or similar to the financial covenants set out in Section 7.2.4 above then (a) the Borrower shall notify the Facility Agent in writing within 5 Business Days of such new, modified or substitute financial covenants being agreed with the relevant creditor(s) and (b) if required by the Lenders, the Borrower and the Lenders shall, as soon as practicable thereafter, enter into an amendment to this Agreement to incorporate the new, modified or substitute financial covenants.
SECTION 7.2.4(B). Notification of change to financial covenants.    (i)     If at any time during the Financial Covenant Waiver Period, other than as notified in writing by the Borrower to the Facility Agent prior to the date of the Fourth Novation Agreement Supplement, the last day of a financial covenant waiver period under any of the agreements in respect of any of the Borrower’s other Indebtedness shall be amended such that it falls prior to September 30, 2022, the Borrower shall notify the Facility Agent and that revised date, save as provided below, shall be the last date of the Financial Covenant Waiver Period for the purposes of this Agreement.
(ii)    If, other than as notified in writing by the Borrower to the Facility Agent prior to the date of the Fourth Novation Agreement Supplement, following receipt of the notice referred to in sub-paragraph (i) above, the relevant date referred to above is then extended, the Borrower shall be entitled to notify the Facility Agent of the same and, upon receipt of that notice, such revised date or, if earlier, September 30, 2022, shall then become the final date of the Financial Covenant Waiver Period for the purposes of this Agreement.
SECTION 7.2.4(C). Minimum liquidity.    
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(a)    The Borrower will not allow the aggregate amount of unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as determined in accordance with GAAP to be less than the Adjustable Amount as of (i) the last day of any calendar month from the Fourth Supplement Effective Date until the earlier to occur of (A) the date of repayment or prepayment of all sums described as 'Deferred Tranches' in each ECA Financing of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for which such “Deferred Tranches” exist and (B) the Add Back End Date (the “Minimum Liquidity Cut-off Date”), or (ii) if the Borrower is not in compliance with the requirements of this Section 7.2.4(C) as of the last day of any calendar month falling prior to the Minimum Liquidity Cut-off Date, the date that the certificate required by Section 7.1.1(k) with respect to such month is delivered to the Facility Agent demonstrating such compliance; and
(b)    for the purposes of this Section 7.2.4(C) (Minimum Liquidity), on and from 1 October 2022, the calculation of unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents shall also include the aggregate amount of any amounts available to be drawn by the Borrower and/or any of its Subsidiaries under committed but undrawn term loan or revolving credit facility agreements where such amounts are to be made available for general corporate purposes or which would, once utilised, otherwise increase the liquidity of the Borrower or the relevant Subsidiary.
SECTION 7.2.5    Additional Undertakings. From the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary set out in this Agreement or any other Loan Document:
a.    First Priority Guarantee Matters. Until the occurrence of a First Priority Release Event:
(i)    the Borrower will not form, create, acquire or otherwise establish any new Subsidiaries that own, directly or indirectly, the Equity Interests of the First Priority Guarantor (and will not permit any such new Subsidiary to own, directly or indirectly, any such Equity Interests);
(ii)    the First Priority Guarantor will not form, create, acquire or otherwise establish any new Subsidiaries that own, directly or indirectly, the Equity Interests of any Principal Subsidiary (and will not permit any such new Subsidiary to own, directly or indirectly, any such Equity Interests);
(iii)    the First Priority Guarantor will not incur any additional Indebtedness for borrowed money (including any guarantees in respect of Indebtedness), except in connection with any Other Guarantees;
(iv)    neither Celebrity Cruises Holdings Inc. nor Celebrity Cruises Inc will incur any additional Indebtedness for borrowed money (including any guarantees in respect of Indebtedness), except in connection with the Secured Note Indebtedness or any Permitted Refinancing thereof; and
(v)    the Borrower shall not, and shall procure that each other Subsidiary will not, Dispose of any First Priority Assets or any Equity Interests in a Subsidiary that owns, directly or indirectly, any First Priority Assets, other than:
(A)    to any other entity that is a First Priority Guarantor;
(B)    if the fair market value thereof, together with the fair market value of all other Dispositions of First Priority Assets made after the effectiveness of the Third
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Novation Agreement Supplement (but for this purpose excluding any Disposition of the type referred to in the foregoing clause (A) and any Disposition, the net proceeds of which are applied in accordance with the following clause (C)) is less than the sum of:
(1)    $250,000,000 plus
(2)    the fair market value of any asset (other than (1) current assets, intercompany debt or equity instruments and (2) First Priority Assets or other assets owned by another First Priority Guarantor immediately prior to acquisition) acquired by any First Priority Guarantor after the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement; or
(C)    if the net proceeds therefrom are applied in accordance with Section 4.09(b)(i) or 4.09(b)(iii) of the Secured Note Indenture, to the extent applicable at such time; provided, however, that if, within 450 days of such Disposition, any net proceeds of such Disposition have not been utilized in accordance with such provisions and are retained by the Borrower or any Subsidiary after such application (such retained net proceeds, “Excess Proceeds”), then:
(1)    if not already held by a First Priority Guarantor, such Excess Proceeds shall be promptly transferred to a First Priority Guarantor to be (x) retained in an account and on the balance sheet of that First Priority Guarantor and (y) used solely (i) for capital expenditures for the benefit of the remaining First Priority Assets or for the purposes of any asset purchase by that First Priority Guarantor or (ii) to make an offer to each ECA Guarantor in accordance with the following sub-clause (2); or
(2)    where the Borrower has elected to utilize the Excess Proceeds in the manner referred to in (ii) above, the Borrower shall make a written offer contemporaneously to each ECA Guarantor to apply such Excess Proceeds as a pro rata prepayment of the Loan and the Indebtedness under each other ECA Financing that is pari passu in right of payment to the Obligations. If any ECA Guarantor provides written notice to the Borrower within 90 days of such offer accepting such offer, the Borrower shall prepay the relevant Indebtedness notified to it within 10 Business Days (or such longer period as may be agreed with the lenders under each relevant ECA
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Financing being prepaid) of the date of receipt of such notice. If any ECA Guarantor fails to accept such offer within the said 90 days referred to above, then the pro rata portion of such Excess Proceeds that would have been applied to prepay the ECA Financings with respect to such ECA Guarantor if such offer was accepted shall be retained and applied in accordance with the foregoing sub-clause (1)(i).
b.    Second Priority Guarantee Matters. Until the occurrence of a Second Priority Release Event:
(i)    the Borrower will not, and will not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, form, create, acquire or otherwise establish any new Subsidiaries that own, directly or indirectly, the Equity Interests of any Second Priority Guarantor (and will not permit any such new Subsidiary to own, directly or indirectly, any such Equity Interests);
(ii)    no Second Priority Guarantor will form, create, acquire or otherwise establish any new Subsidiaries that own, directly or indirectly, the Equity Interests of any Principal Subsidiary (and will not permit any such new Subsidiary to own, directly or indirectly, any such Equity Interests); and
(iii)    the Borrower shall not, and shall procure that each other Subsidiary will not, Dispose of any Second Priority Assets or any Equity Interests in a Subsidiary that owns, directly or indirectly, any Second Priority Assets, other than:
(A)    to any other entity that is a Second Priority Guarantor; or
(B)    if the fair market value thereof, together with the fair market value of all other Dispositions of Second Priority Assets made after the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement (but for this purpose excluding any Disposition of the type referred to in the foregoing clause (A)) is less than the sum of:
(1)    $250,000,000 plus
(2)    the fair market value of any asset (other than (1) current assets, intercompany debt or equity instruments and (2) Second Priority Assets or other assets owned by another Second Priority Guarantor immediately prior to acquisition) acquired by any Second Priority Guarantor after the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement.
c).    Third Priority Guarantee Matters. Until the occurrence of a Third Priority Release Event:
(i)    the Borrower will not form, create, acquire or otherwise establish any new Subsidiaries that own, directly or indirectly, the Equity
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Interests of the Third Priority Guarantor (and will not permit any such new Subsidiary to own, directly or indirectly, any such Equity Interests);
(ii)    the Third Priority Guarantor will not form, create, acquire or otherwise establish any new Subsidiaries that own, directly or indirectly, the Equity Interests of any Principal Subsidiary (and will not permit any such new Subsidiary to own, directly or indirectly, any such Equity Interests); and
(iii)    the Borrower shall not, and shall procure that each other Subsidiary will not, Dispose of any Third Priority Assets or any Equity Interests in a Subsidiary that owns, directly or indirectly, any Third Priority Assets, other than:
(A)    to any other entity that is a Third Priority Guarantor;
(B)    if the fair market value thereof, together with the fair market value of all other Dispositions of Third Priority Assets made after the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement (but for this purpose excluding any Disposition of the type referred to in the foregoing clause (A) and any Disposition, the net proceeds of which are applied in accordance with the following clause (C)) is less than the sum of:
(1)    $250,000,000 plus
(2)    the fair market value of any asset (other than (1) current assets, intercompany debt or equity instruments and (2) Third Priority Assets or other assets owned by another Third Priority Guarantor immediately prior to acquisition) acquired by any Third Priority Guarantor after the effectiveness of the Third Novation Agreement Supplement; or
(C)    if the net proceeds therefrom are applied in accordance with those provisions of the Unsecured Note Indenture and/or the definitive documentation governing the DDTL Indebtedness to the extent applicable at the time which allow the Borrower to make an offer to prepay and/or repay the debt evidenced by the Unsecured Note Indenture and/or DDTL Indebtedness, as applicable; provided that, if any such net proceeds are retained by the Borrower or any Subsidiary after such application, the Borrower shall promptly repay or redeem all or any portion of any Indebtedness that is pari passu or senior in right of payment to the Obligations and for which a Third Priority Guarantor is a guarantor, in each case, subject to the terms of the documentation governing such Indebtedness (including the DDTL Indebtedness, the Unsecured Note Indebtedness, any Bank Indebtedness, any Credit Card Obligations, the Loan and any other Indebtedness under an ECA Financing); provided, further, that any repayment of Indebtedness under any revolving credit agreement pursuant to this paragraph shall be accompanied by a corresponding permanent reduction in the related revolving credit commitments.
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d.    New Guarantor Matters. In the event the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries acquires an ECA Financed Vessel:
(i)    the Borrower will cause the applicable New Guarantor to provide, on or before the later of (1) 15 Business Days of the purchase of the relevant ECA Financed Vessel and (2) the Effective Time (A) an Additional Guarantee, together with each equivalent Other Guarantee required to be provided under the terms of the other ECA Financings (as amended from time to time) and (B) all documents and information required by the Lenders in order to satisfy any applicable “know your customer” checks and any other reasonable condition precedent requirements of the Lenders (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, legal opinions) ; provided that, in each case, if such New Guarantor is party to a Senior Guarantee at such time, the Facility Agent shall have contemporaneously entered into a New Guarantor Subordination Agreement; and
(ii)    until the occurrence of a Second Priority Release Event and a Third Priority Release Event:
(A)    the Borrower will not permit the applicable New Guarantor to incur any Indebtedness for borrowed money (including any guarantees in respect of Indebtedness) other than the applicable Additional Guarantee, any Other Guarantee and any Senior Guarantee;
(B)    the Borrower will not permit the Principal Subsidiary that acquires the relevant ECA Financed Vessel to incur any Indebtedness for borrowed money (including any guarantees in respect of Indebtedness);
(C)    notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrower will not, and shall procure that no other Subsidiary shall Dispose (whether to a Group Member or otherwise) of the relevant ECA Financed Vessel (or any equity interests in a Subsidiary that owns, directly or indirectly, such ECA Financed Vessel); provided that (1) such ECA Financed Vessel may be exclusively operated by or chartered to the Borrower or one of the Borrower’s wholly owned Subsidiaries and (2) the Borrower or such Subsidiary may charter out such ECA Financed Vessel (x) to entities other than the Borrower and the Borrower’s wholly owned Subsidiaries and (y) on a time charter with a stated duration not in excess of one year; and
(D)    notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 7.2.2 and 7.2.3, the Borrower will not, and will not permit any of its Subsidiaries to create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon the relevant ECA Financed Vessel, other than Liens permitted under Section 7.2.3 that do not secure Indebtedness for borrowed money.
e.    Further Assurances. At the Borrower’s reasonable request, the Facility Agent shall execute (i) any Additional Subordination Agreement or any Subordination Agreement, in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit J or Exhibit K with such changes, or otherwise in form and substance, reasonably satisfactory to the Facility Agent (acting upon the instructions of the Required Lenders and
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BpiFAE), to ensure the required priority of the Second Priority Guarantee and the Third Priority Guarantee and (ii) any New Guarantor Subordination Agreement contemporaneously with the execution of any Senior Guarantee by a New Guarantor if such New Guarantor has granted an Additional Guarantee at such time.
f.    Amount of Indebtedness. The Borrower shall ensure that:
(i)    the maximum aggregate principal amount of Bank Indebtedness (or any Permitted Refinancing thereof) guaranteed by the Second Priority Guarantors shall not exceed, in the aggregate, $5,300,000,000 (or its equivalent in any other currency) until the occurrence of a First Priority Release Event, a Second Priority Release Event, and a Third Priority Release Event;
(ii)    the maximum aggregate principal amount of Unsecured Note Indebtedness and DDTL Indebtedness (or any Permitted Refinancing of either of them), in each case, guaranteed by the Third Priority Guarantor shall not exceed, in the aggregate, $1,700,000,000 (or its equivalent in any other currency) until the occurrence of a Third Priority Release Event;
(iii)    until the occurrence of a Second Priority Release Event, none of the Second Priority Guarantors will grant any guarantee that is pari passu with or senior to its obligations under the Second Priority Guarantee, except in connection with (A) any Bank Indebtedness or any Permitted Refinancing thereof, (B) any Credit Card Obligations or (C) any Other Guarantees, provided that each Other Guarantee shall be on terms no more favourable in any material respect (including for this purpose the priority of that guarantee) than that currently provided by that Second Priority Guarantor in connection with the relevant Indebtedness; and
(iv)    until the occurrence of a Third Priority Release Event, the Third Priority Guarantor will not grant any guarantee that is pari passu with or senior to its obligations under the Third Priority Guarantee, except in connection with (A) any Bank Indebtedness, Unsecured Note Indebtedness, DDTL Indebtedness or any Permitted Refinancing of any thereof, (B) any Credit Card Obligations or (C) any Other Guarantees, provided that each Other Guarantee shall be on terms no more favourable in any material respect (including for this purpose the priority of that guarantee) than that currently provided by the Third Priority Guarantor in connection with the relevant Indebtedness.
g.    Release of Guarantees. The Borrower agrees to give the Facility Agent written notice of the occurrence of any First Priority Release Event, Second Priority Release Event or Third Priority Release Event. The Facility Agent agrees, subject to the proviso (2) below, that:
(i)    the First Priority Guarantee shall be automatically released upon the occurrence of a First Priority Release Event;
(ii)    the Second Priority Guarantee shall be automatically released upon the occurrence of a Second Priority Release Event;
(iii)    the Third Priority Guarantee shall be automatically released upon the occurrence of a Third Priority Release Event; and
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(iv)    each Additional Guarantee shall be automatically released upon the occurrence of both a Second Priority Release Event and a Third Priority Release Event,
provided (1) in each case, and subject to proviso (2) below, that upon the Borrower’s request, the Facility Agent shall promptly confirm in writing the release of the applicable Guarantee following the occurrence of the relevant release event and (2) where the Borrower is of the opinion that it would, if the Guarantee Release Date was to occur, be in breach of the provisions of Section 7.2.2 as set out in Exhibit N (and which would otherwise come into effect on that Guarantee Release Date) on the Guarantee Release Date, the Borrower shall be entitled, by serving written notice on the Facility Agent, to request that the Guarantee Release Date be postponed until such time as the Borrower is satisfied that it will be able to comply with the provisions of the said Section 7.2.2. Where the Borrower issues a notice pursuant to this proviso (2) it agrees that it shall use all reasonable endeavors and take all appropriate action as may be practicable at such time to enable it to comply with the said Section 7.2.2 as soon as practicable following the date that the Guarantee Release Date would have occurred but for this proviso (2) so that the Guarantee Release Date can then occur and, as soon as it is satisfied that it will be able to comply with the said Section 7.2.2 it will promptly serve a further written notice on the  Facility Agent. Upon receipt of this further notice, the provisions of this paragraph (g) shall once again apply and the Facility Agent shall then take the action required of it to enable the Guarantee Release Date to occur.
SECTION 7.2.6    Consolidation, Merger, etc. The Borrower will not, and will not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, liquidate or dissolve, consolidate with, or merge into or with, any other corporation, except:
(a)    any such Subsidiary may (i) liquidate or dissolve voluntarily into, and may merge with and into, the Borrower or any other Subsidiary, and the assets or stock of any Subsidiary may be purchased or otherwise acquired by the Borrower or any other Subsidiary or (ii) merge with and into another Person in connection with a sale or other disposition permitted by Section 7.2.7; and
(b)    so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would occur after giving effect thereto, the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries may merge into any other Person, or any other Person may merge into the Borrower or any such Subsidiary, or the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries may purchase or otherwise acquire all or substantially all of the assets of any Person, in each case so long as:
(i)    after giving effect thereto, the Stockholders’ Equity of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries is at least equal to 90% of such Stockholders’ Equity immediately prior thereto; and
(ii)    in the case of a merger involving the Borrower where the Borrower is not the surviving corporation, (and without prejudice to the provisions of Sections 3.2(b) and (c) and 9.1.10, which shall not restrict the proposed merger but which can still apply to the extent that the proposed merger would give rise to any of the events or circumstances contemplated by such Sections):
(A)    the surviving corporation shall have assumed in writing, delivered to the Facility Agent, all of the Borrower’s obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents; and
(B)    the surviving corporation shall, promptly upon the request of the Facility Agent or any Lender, supply such documentation and other evidence as is reasonably requested by the Facility
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Agent or any Lender in order for the Facility Agent or such Lender to carry out and be satisfied it has complied with the results of all necessary “know your customer” or other similar checks under all applicable laws and regulations.
SECTION 7.2.7    Asset Dispositions, etc. Subject to Section 7.2.5, the Borrower will not, and will not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, sell, transfer, contribute or otherwise convey, or grant options, warrants or other rights with respect to, all or substantially all of the assets of (a) the Borrower or (b) the Subsidiaries of the Borrower, taken as a whole, except sales of assets between or among the Borrower and Subsidiaries of the Borrower.
SECTION 7.2.8    Borrower’s Procurement Undertaking. Where any of the covenants set out in this Agreement require performance by any Subsidiary of the Borrower, the Borrower shall procure the performance of that obligation by such Subsidiary.
SECTION 7.2.9    Framework Lien and Guarantee Restriction. From the Fourth Supplement Effective Date until the Guarantee Release Date, and without prejudice to Section 7.2.3, the Borrower shall not (and shall procure that each other Group Member shall not, save in respect of a Restricted Credit Enhancement of the type referred to in Section 7.1.9(d) (and in respect of which the Lenders therefore receive the benefit)):
a)    grant any Restricted Credit Enhancement in respect of any Indebtedness for borrowed money, provided that:
(i)    subject to the limitations set out in paragraph (b) below, this paragraph (a) shall not prohibit any Group Member from providing any Lien or Group Member Guarantee in connection with Indebtedness incurred after the Fourth Supplement Effective Date (provided that such Lien and/or Group Member Guarantee is issued at the same time, and in connection with, the initial incurrence of that Indebtedness (and is therefore not by way of additional credit support));
(ii)    in connection with a Permitted Refinancing of any Indebtedness, the relevant Group Member shall be entitled to provide the creditors under that Permitted Refinancing with Liens and/or Group Member Guarantees (as applicable) which:
(A)    in the case where the existing Indebtedness being refinanced was previously supported by Liens, the Liens and/or the Group Member Guarantees securing or supporting the Permitted Refinancing (as applicable) are over some or all of the same assets and
(1)    with respect to any Liens, are with the same or lower priority as the Liens in respect of such assets that secured the Indebtedness being refinanced; and    
(2)    with respect to any Group Member Guarantees, are Group Member Guarantees provided by a Group Member that owns (directly or indirectly) only those Vessels (or some of those Vessels but not any other Vessel) that were previously secured
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pursuant to the Liens referred to in the first sentence of this paragraph (A); and
(B)    in the case where the existing Indebtedness being refinanced was previously supported by any Group Member Guarantee, the Group Member Guarantee(s) supporting such Permitted Refinancing are:
(1)    guarantees of obligations in an amount no greater than the guarantees granted in connection with the original Indebtedness being refinanced;
(2)    in the case where the entity providing the relevant Group Member Guarantee(s) supporting such Permitted Refinancing is the same entity providing the Group Member Guarantees that are being replaced, provided by entities owning (directly or indirectly) only those Vessels (or some of those Vessels but not any other Vessel) that it owned when the previous Group Member Guarantee was provided;
(3)    in the case where the entity providing the relevant Group Member Guarantee(s) supporting such Permitted Refinancing differs from the entity providing the Group Member Guarantees being replaced, provided by entities that directly or indirectly own Vessels with an aggregate book value no greater than the Vessels that were owned (directly or indirectly) by the previous provider of the relevant Group Member Guarantee(s) that supported the existing Indebtedness; and
(4)    the same or lower priority as the original Group Member Guarantee(s) and are issued by either the same entities or from shareholders of those entities,
provided that this paragraph (a) shall not prohibit any Group Member from providing or maintaining any Lien in accordance with the provisions of Section 7.2.3(d) through to (q) inclusive, provided, however, that the proviso at the end of Section 7.2.3(d) shall apply with respect to Liens granted pursuant to that provision; and
b)    incur any new Indebtedness (including Indebtedness of the type referred to in paragraph (a)(i) above but excluding any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in connection with paragraph (a)(ii) above) which is secured by a Lien or is supported by a Group Member Guarantee and which, when taken with all other Indebtedness incurred by the Group since the Fourth Supplement Effective Date and which is also secured by a Lien or supported by a Group Member Guarantee, is greater than $1,300,000,000 (but deducting from this amount for this purpose, (i) the amount of any additional Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower in connection with the drawing of the DDTL Indebtedness (whether pursuant to
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the accordion option or otherwise) or (ii) any Indebtedness borrowed in lieu of the drawing of the DDTL Indebtedness in the foregoing clause) or its equivalent in any other currency, and provided that no Group Member shall, as contemplated by the proviso to Section 7.2.3, from the Fourth Supplement Effective Date until the Guarantee Release Date (whereupon the relevant provisions of Exhibit N shall apply) be permitted to grant any Lien over an ECA Financed Vessel as security for any Indebtedness permitted to be incurred under this Agreement after the Fourth Supplement Effective Date.
SECTION 7.3.    Covenant Replacement. With effect on and from the Guarantee Release Date, it is agreed that Sections 7.2.2 and 7.2.3 shall be deleted in their entirety and replaced with the covenants and other provisions set out in Exhibit N, which shall become part of this Agreement and effective and binding on all Parties.
SECTION 7.4.    Lender incorporated in the Federal Republic of Germany. The representations and warranties and covenants given in Sections 6.16 and 7.1.3(f) respectively shall only be given, and be applicable to, a Lender incorporated in the Federal Republic of Germany insofar as the giving of and compliance with such representations and warranties do not result in a violation of or conflict with section 7 of the German Foreign Trade Regulation (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung) (in conjunction with section 4 paragraph 1 a no.3 foreign trade law (AWG) (Außenwirtschaftsgesetz)), any provision of Council Regulation (EC) 2271/1996 or any similar applicable anti-boycott law or regulation.
ARTICLE VIII

EVENTS OF DEFAULT
SECTION 8.1.    Listing of Events of Default. Each of the following events or occurrences described in this Section 8.1 shall constitute an “Event of Default”.
SECTION 8.1.1    Non-Payment of Obligations. The Borrower shall default in the payment when due of any amount payable by it under the Loan Documents in the manner required under the Loan Documents unless such failure is solely as a result of either (a) administrative or technical error or (b) a Disruption Event, and, in either case, payment is made within 3 Business Days of its due date.
SECTION 8.1.2    Breach of Warranty. Any representation or warranty of the Borrower made or deemed to be made hereunder (including any certificates delivered pursuant to Article V) or under any other Loan Document is or shall be incorrect in any material respect when made.
SECTION 8.1.3    Non-Performance of Certain Covenants and Obligations. The Borrower shall default in the due performance and observance of any other agreement contained herein (including, from the Guarantee Release Date, Exhibit N) or in any other Loan Document (other than the covenants set forth in Section 7.1.1(i), Section 7.1.1(l), Section 7.1.1(m), Section 7.1.1(n), Section 7.1.1(o), Section 7.1.1(p), Section 7.1.4(e), Section 7.1.8, Section 7.1.10 and Section 7.2.4 (but excluding Sections 7.2.4(A) and 7.2.4(B) (which shall be regulated in accordance with Section 9.1.11(d)) and also excluding Section 7.2.4(C), a breach of which shall, subject to the cure periods set out in this Section 8.1.3, result in an Event of Default) and the obligations referred to in Section 8.1.1) and such default shall continue unremedied for a period of five days after notice thereof shall have been given to the Borrower by the Facility Agent or any Lender (or, if (a) such default is capable of being remedied within 30 days (commencing on the first day following such five-day period) and (b) the Borrower is actively seeking to remedy the same during such period, such default shall continue unremedied for at least 35 days after such notice to the Borrower).
SECTION 8.1.4    Default on Other Indebtedness. (a) The Borrower or any of its Principal Subsidiaries shall fail to pay any Indebtedness that is
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outstanding in a principal amount of at least $100,000,000 (or the equivalent in other currencies) in the aggregate (but excluding Indebtedness hereunder or with respect to Hedging Instruments) when the same becomes due and payable (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand or otherwise), and such failure shall continue after the applicable grace period, if any, specified in the agreement or instrument relating to such Indebtedness; (b) the occurrence under any Hedging Instrument of an Early Termination Date (as defined in such Hedging Instrument) resulting from (A) any event of default under such Hedging Instrument as to which the Borrower is the Defaulting Party (as defined in such Hedging Instrument) or (B) any Termination Event (as so defined) as to which the Borrower is an Affected Party (as so defined) and, in either event, the termination value with respect to any such Hedging Instrument owed by the Borrower as a result thereof is greater than $100,000,000 and the Borrower fails to pay such termination value when due after applicable grace periods; or (c) any other event shall occur or condition shall exist under any agreement or instrument evidencing, securing or relating to any such Indebtedness and shall continue after the applicable grace period, if any, specified in such agreement or instrument, if the effect of such event or condition is to cause or permit the holder or holders of such Indebtedness to cause such Indebtedness to become due and payable prior to its scheduled maturity; or (d) any such Indebtedness shall be declared to be due and payable or required to be prepaid or redeemed (other than by a regularly scheduled required prepayment or redemption or by voluntary agreement), purchased or defeased, or an offer to prepay, redeem, purchase or defease such Indebtedness is required to be made, in each case prior to the scheduled maturity thereof (other than as a result of any sale or other disposition of any property or assets under the terms of such Indebtedness); provided that any required prepayment or right to require prepayment triggered by terms that are certified by the Borrower to be unique to, but customary in, ship financings shall not constitute an Event of Default under this Section 8.1.4 so long as any required prepayment is made when due. For purposes of determining Indebtedness for any Hedging Instrument, the principal amount of the obligations under any such instrument at any time shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that the Borrower or any Principal Subsidiary would be required to pay if such instrument were terminated at such time.
SECTION 8.1.5    Bankruptcy, Insolvency, etc. The Borrower, any of the Material Guarantors or any of the Principal Subsidiaries (or any of its other Subsidiaries to the extent that the relevant event described below would have a Material Adverse Effect) shall:
(a)    generally fail to pay, or admit in writing its inability to pay, its debts as they become due;
(b)    apply for, consent to, or acquiesce in, the appointment of a trustee, receiver, sequestrator or other custodian for it or any of its property, or make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors;
(c)    in the absence of such application, consent or acquiescence, permit or suffer to exist the appointment of a trustee, receiver, sequestrator or other custodian for it or for a substantial part of its property, and such trustee, receiver, sequestrator or other custodian shall not be discharged within 60 days, provided that in the case of such an event in respect of the Borrower or any Material Guarantor, such Person hereby expressly authorizes the Facility Agent and each Lender to appear in any court conducting any relevant proceeding during such 60-day period to preserve, protect and defend their respective rights under the Loan Documents;
(d)    permit or suffer to exist the commencement of any bankruptcy, reorganization, debt arrangement or other case or proceeding under any bankruptcy or insolvency law, or any dissolution, winding up or liquidation proceeding, in respect of the Borrower, any Material Guarantor or any of such Subsidiaries, and, if any such case or proceeding is not commenced by the Borrower, such
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Material Guarantor or such Subsidiary, such case or proceeding shall be consented to or acquiesced in by the Borrower, such Material Guarantor or such Subsidiary or shall result in the entry of an order for relief or shall remain for 60 days undismissed, provided that the Borrower and each Material Guarantor hereby expressly authorizes the Facility Agent and each Lender to appear in any court conducting any such case or proceeding during such 60-day period to preserve, protect and defend their respective rights under the Loan Documents; or
(e)    take any corporate action authorizing, or in furtherance of, any of the foregoing.
SECTION 8.2.    Action if Bankruptcy. If any Event of Default described in clauses (b) through (d) of Section 8.1.5 shall occur with respect to any Group Member, the Commitments (if not theretofore terminated) shall automatically terminate and the outstanding principal amount of the Loan and all other Obligations shall automatically be and become immediately due and payable, without notice or demand.
SECTION 8.3.    Action if Other Event of Default. If any Event of Default (other than any Event of Default described in clauses (b) through (d) of Section 8.1.5 with respect to a Group Member) shall occur for any reason, whether voluntary or involuntary, and be continuing, the Facility Agent, upon the direction of the Required Lenders (after consultation with BpiFAE who shall have the right to instruct the Lenders to waive such Event of Default), shall by notice to the Borrower declare all of the outstanding principal amount of the Loan and other Obligations to be due and payable and/or the Commitments (if not theretofore terminated) to be terminated, whereupon the full unpaid amount of the Loan and other Obligations shall be and become immediately due and payable, without further notice, demand or presentment, and/or, as the case may be, the Commitments shall terminate.
ARTICLE IX

PREPAYMENT EVENTS
SECTION 9.1.    Listing of Prepayment Events. Each of the following events or occurrences described in this Section 9.1 shall constitute a “Prepayment Event”.
SECTION 9.1.1    Change of Control. There occurs any Change of Control.
SECTION 9.1.2    Unenforceability. Any Loan Document shall cease to be the legally valid, binding and enforceable obligation of the Borrower or, to the extent applicable, any Material Guarantor (in each case, other than with respect to provisions of any Loan Document (i) identified as unenforceable in the form of the opinion of the Borrower’s counsel set forth as Exhibit B-1 or in any opinion delivered to the Facility Agent after the Signing Date in connection with this Agreement or (ii) that a court of competent jurisdiction has determined are not material) and such event shall continue unremedied for 15 days after notice thereof has been given to the Borrower by the Facility Agent.
SECTION 9.1.3    Approvals. Any material license, consent, authorization, registration or approval at any time necessary to enable the Borrower, any Material Guarantor or any Principal Subsidiary to conduct its business shall be revoked, withdrawn or otherwise cease to be in full force and effect, unless the same would not have a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 9.1.4    Non-Performance of Certain Covenants and Obligations. The Borrower shall default in the due performance and observance of any of the covenants set forth in Sections 4.12, 7.1.1(m), 7.1.1(p), 7.1.4(e) or 7.2.4 (but excluding
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Sections 7.2.4(A) and 7.2.4(B) (which shall be regulated in accordance with Section 9.1.11(d) and also excluding Section 7.2.4(C), a breach of which is regulated in accordance with Section 8.1.3) and, in the case of Sections 7.1.1(m) and 7.1.4(e), such default shall continue unremedied for a period of five days after notice thereof shall have been given to the Borrower by the Facility Agent or any Lender (or, if (a) such default is capable of being remedied within 30 days (commencing on the first day following such five-day period) and (b) the Borrower is actively seeking to remedy the same during such period, such default shall continue unremedied for at least 35 days after such notice to the Borrower); provided that any such default in respect of Section 7.2.4 (but again excluding Section 7.2.4(A) to Section 7.2.4(C) inclusive) that occurs during the Financial Covenant Waiver Period (but without prejudice to the rights of the Lenders in respect of any further breach that may occur following the expiry of the Financial Covenant Waiver Period) shall not (as long as no Event of Default under Section 8.1.5 has occurred and is continuing, or no Prepayment Event under Section 9.1.11 or Section 9.1.12 has occurred, in each case during the Financial Covenant Waiver Period) constitute a Prepayment Event.
SECTION 9.1.5    Judgments. Any judgment or order for the payment of money in excess of $100,000,000 shall be rendered against the Borrower or any of the Principal Subsidiaries by a court of competent jurisdiction and the Borrower or such Principal Subsidiary shall have failed to satisfy such judgment and either:
(a)    enforcement proceedings in respect of any material assets of the Borrower or such Principal Subsidiary shall have been commenced by any creditor upon such judgment or order and shall not have been stayed or enjoined within five (5) Business Days after the commencement of such enforcement proceedings; or
(b)    there shall be any period of 30 consecutive days during which a stay of enforcement of such judgment or order, by reason of a pending appeal or otherwise, shall not be in effect.
SECTION 9.1.6    Condemnation, etc. The Purchased Vessel shall be condemned or otherwise taken under color of law or requisitioned and the same shall continue unremedied for at least 20 days, unless such condemnation or other taking would not have a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 9.1.7    Arrest. The Purchased Vessel shall be arrested and the same shall continue unremedied for at least 20 days, unless such arrest would not have a Material Adverse Effect.
SECTION 9.1.8    Sale/Disposal of the Purchased Vessel. The Purchased Vessel is sold to a company which is not the Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Borrower (other than for the purpose of a lease back to the Borrower or any other Subsidiary of the Borrower).
SECTION 9.1.9    BpiFAE Insurance Policy. The BpiFAE Insurance Policy is cancelled for any reason or ceases to be in full force and effect.
SECTION 9.1.10    Illegality. No later than the close of business on the last day of the Option Period related to the giving of any Illegality Notice by an affected Lender pursuant to Section 3.2(b), either: (x) the Borrower has not elected to take an action specified in clause (1) or (2) of Section 3.2(c) or (y) if any such election shall have been made, the Borrower has failed to take the action required in respect of such election. In such circumstances the Facility Agent (at the direction of the affected Lender) shall by notice to the Borrower require the Borrower to prepay in full all principal and interest and all other Obligations owing to such Lender either (i) forthwith or, as the case may be, (ii) on a future specified date not being earlier than the latest date permitted by the relevant law.
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SECTION 9.1.11    Framework Prohibited Events(a)    
(a)    The Borrower declares, pays or makes or agrees to pay or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, except for (i) dividends or other distributions with respect to its Equity Interests payable solely in additional shares of its Equity Interests or options to purchase Equity Interests, (ii) Restricted Payments pursuant to and in accordance with stock option plans or other benefit plans (including with respect to performance shares issued in the ordinary course of business) for present or former officers, directors, consultants or employees of the Borrower in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and (iii) the payment of cash in lieu of the issuance of fractional shares in connection with the exercise of warrants, options or other securities convertible into or exercisable for Equity Interests of the Borrower;
(b)    a Group Member makes any payment of any kind under any shareholder loan;
(c)    a Group Member sells, transfers, leases or otherwise disposes of any its assets, whether by one or a series of related transactions and that disposal or action was not conducted on arms' length terms between a willing seller and a willing buyer and for fair market value;
(d)    any Group Member breaches any of the requirements of Section 7.1.1(i), Section 7.1.1(l), Section 7.1.1(n), Section 7.1.1(o), Section 7.1.8, Section 7.1.10, Section 7.2.4(A) or Section 7.2.4(B);
(e)    a Group Member completes a Debt Incurrence;
(f)    a Group Member enters into a Restricted Loan Arrangement; and/or
(g)    a Group Member makes a Restricted Voluntary Prepayment and the Facility Agent (acting upon the instructions of BpiFAE) notifies the Borrower that BpiFAE has confirmed that the Financial Covenant Waiver Period shall come to an end.
SECTION 9.1.12    Breach of Principles and Framework
The Borrower shall default in the due performance and observance of the Principles and/or the Framework (it being agreed that if there is inconsistency between the terms of the Principles and the Framework, the Framework shall prevail) and, if capable of remedy, such default shall continue unremedied for a period of ten (10) days after notice thereof shall have been given to the Borrower by the Facility Agent, provided that, if the default does not otherwise constitute a Default or a Prepayment Event under another section of this Agreement as amended to date, the Borrower, the Facility Agent, the ECA Agent and BpiFAE shall negotiate a resolution in good faith for a maximum period of fifteen (15) days after notice thereof shall have been given to the Borrower by the Facility Agent.
SECTION 9.2.    Mandatory Prepayment. If any Prepayment Event (other than a Prepayment Event under Section 9.1.10) shall occur and be continuing, the Facility Agent, upon the direction of the Required Lenders, shall by notice to the Borrower require the Borrower to prepay in full on the date of such notice all principal of and interest on the Loan and all other Obligations (and, in such event, the Borrower agrees to so pay the full unpaid amount of the Loan and all accrued and unpaid interest thereon and all other Obligations), provided that in the case of a Prepayment Event arising under Sections 9.1.11 or 9.1.12, such Prepayment Event shall not give rise to an entitlement on the part of the Lenders to terminate the Commitments or, where the Loan has been advanced, to require that the Loan is prepaid but instead, where a notice is given by the Facility Agent pursuant to this Section 9.2 following the occurrence of a Prepayment Event under either Section 9.1.11 or 9.1.12, the
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waiver of Section 7.2.4 contained in Section 9.1.4 shall immediately cease such that any breach of Section 7.2.4 in existence as at the date of the notice from the Facility Agent referred to in the first sentence of this Section 9.2 or any breach occurring at any time after such notice shall constitute a Prepayment Event with all attendant consequences.
SECTION 9.3.    Mitigation. If the ECA Agent, the Facility Agent or any of the Lenders become aware that an event or circumstance has arisen which will cause the BpiFAE Insurance Policy to be cancelled for any reason or no longer remain in full force and effect they shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders, the Borrower, the ECA Agent and the Facility Agent shall negotiate in good faith for a period of up to 30 days or, if less, the date by which the BpiFAE Insurance Policy shall be terminated or cease to be in full force and effect to determine whether the facility can be restructured and/or the Loan refinanced in a manner acceptable to each of the Lenders in their absolute discretion. The Lenders will use reasonable efforts to involve BpiFAE in such negotiations.
ARTICLE X

THE FACILITY AGENT AND THE ECA AGENT
SECTION 10.1.    Actions. Each Lender hereby appoints Citibank Europe plc, UK Branch, as Facility Agent and SMBC Bank International plc as ECA Agent, as its agent under and for purposes of this Agreement and each other Loan Document (for purposes of this Article X, the Facility Agent and the ECA Agent are referred to collectively as the “Agents”). Each Lender authorizes the Agents to act on behalf of such Lender under this Agreement and each other Loan Document and, in the absence of other written instructions from the Required Lenders received from time to time by the Agents (with respect to which each Agent agrees that it will comply, except as otherwise provided in this Section 10.1 or as otherwise advised by counsel or as otherwise instructed by any French Authority, it being understood and agreed that any instructions provided by a French Authority shall prevail), to exercise such powers hereunder and thereunder as are specifically delegated to or required of the Agents by the terms hereof and thereof, together with such powers as may be reasonably incidental thereto. Neither Agent shall be obliged to act on the instructions of any Lender or the Required Lenders if to do so would, in the opinion of such Agent, be contrary to any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the BpiFAE Insurance Policy or to any law or the conflicting instructions of any French Authority, or would expose such Agent to any actual or potential liability to any third party. As between the Lenders and the Agents, it is acknowledged that each Agent’s duties under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents are solely mechanical and administrative in nature.
SECTION 10.2.    Indemnity. Each Lender hereby indemnifies (which indemnity shall survive any termination of this Agreement) each Agent, pro rata according to such Lender’s Percentage, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel) that are incurred by or asserted or awarded against, such Agent in any way relating to or arising out of this Agreement and any other Loan Document or any action taken or omitted by such Agent under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; provided that no Lender shall be liable for the payment of any portion of such claims, damages, losses, liabilities and expenses which have resulted from such Agent’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. Without limitation of the foregoing, each Lender agrees to reimburse each Agent promptly upon demand for its ratable share of any out-of-pocket expenses (including reasonable counsel fees) incurred by such Agent in connection with the preparation, execution, delivery, administration, modification, amendment or enforcement (whether through negotiations, legal proceedings or otherwise) of, or legal advice in respect of rights or responsibilities under, this Agreement, to the extent that such Agent is not reimbursed for such expenses by the Borrower. In the case of any investigation, litigation or proceeding giving rise to any such indemnified costs, this Section applies whether any such investigation, litigation or proceeding is brought by any Agent, any Lender or a third party. Neither Agent shall be required to take any action hereunder or under any other Loan Document, or to prosecute or
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defend any suit in respect of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, unless it is expressly required to do so under this Agreement or is indemnified hereunder to its satisfaction. If any indemnity in favor of an Agent shall be or become, in such Agent’s determination, inadequate, such Agent may call for additional indemnification from the Lenders and cease to do the acts indemnified against hereunder until such additional indemnity is given.
SECTION 10.3.    Funding Reliance, etc.
(a)    Each Lender shall notify the Facility Agent by 4:00 p.m., London time, one day prior to the advance of the Loan if it is not able to fund the following day. Unless the Facility Agent shall have been notified by telephone, confirmed in writing, by any Lender by 4:00 p.m., London time, on the day prior to the advance of the Loan that such Lender will not make available the amount which would constitute its Percentage of the Loan on the date specified therefor, the Facility Agent may assume that such Lender has made such amount available to the Facility Agent and, in reliance upon such assumption, may, but shall not be obliged to, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. If and to the extent that such Lender shall not have made such amount available to the Facility Agent, such Lender and the Borrower severally agree to repay the Facility Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount together with interest thereon, for each day from the date the Facility Agent made such amount available to the Borrower to the date such amount is repaid to the Facility Agent, at the interest rate applicable at the time to the Loan without premium or penalty.
(b)    
(i)     Where a sum is to be paid to an Agent under the Finance Documents for another party to this Agreement, that Agent is not obliged to pay that sum to that other party (or to enter into or perform any related exchange contract) until it has been able to establish to its satisfaction that it has actually received that sum
(ii)    Unless paragraph (iii) below applies, if an Agent or its Affiliate or representative on its behalf or at its direction in performing the role of Agent (that Agent and its applicable Affiliate or representative being an “Agent Entity”) pays an amount to another party to this Agreement (unless sub-paragraph (iii) below applies) or, at the direction of such party, that party’s Affiliate, related fund or representative (such other party and its applicable Affiliate, related fund or representative being an “Other Party Entity”) and it proves to be the case (and for this purpose a statement of the relevant Agent given in good faith shall be prima facie evidence of this) that (A) neither that Agent nor the applicable Agent Entity actually received that amount or (B) such amount was otherwise paid in error (whether such error was known or ought to have been known to such other party or applicable Other Party Entity), then the party to whom that amount (or the proceeds of any related exchange contract) was paid (or on whose direction its applicable Other Party Entity was paid) by the applicable Agent Entity shall hold such amount on trust or, to the extent not possible as a matter of law, for the account (or will procure that its applicable Other Party Entity holds on trust or for the account) of the Agent Entity and on demand (or will procure that its applicable Other Party Entity shall on demand) refund the same to the Agent Entity together with interest on that amount from the date of payment to the date of receipt by the Agent Entity, calculated by the Agent to reflect its cost of funds.
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(iii)    If an Agent, upon the Borrower’s written request, is willing to make available amounts for the account of the Borrower before receiving funds from the Lenders then, if and to the extent that such Agent does so but it proves to be the case (and for this purpose a statement of the relevant Agent given in good faith shall be prima facie evidence of this) that it does not then receive funds from a Lender (such Lender being a “Defaulting Lender”) in respect of such sum which it paid to the Borrower (or as it may direct) then: (A) the Agent shall notify (and the Lenders expressly acknowledge that the Agent shall be entitled to so notify) the Borrower of the identity of the Defaulting Lender; (B) without prejudice to any rights of the Borrower against the Defaulting Lender under this Agreement (including, without limitation, in relation to any amounts required to be paid by the Borrower under sub-paragraph (C) below) the Borrower shall (or shall procure that its applicable Other Party Entity to whom such amount was paid shall) hold such amount on trust or, to the extent not possible as a matter of law, for the account, of the relevant Agent and on demand refund it to that Agent; and (C) the Defaulting Lender by whom those funds should have been made available or, if that Defaulting Lender fails to do so (and having regard to paragraph (iv) below), the Borrower shall on demand pay to the relevant Agent the amount (as certified by that Agent) which will indemnify the Agent against any funding cost incurred by it as a result of paying out that sum before receiving those funds from the Defaulting Lender
(iv)    It is expressly acknowledged and agreed that, without prejudice to the requirement of the Borrower to make the payments referred to in paragraphs (ii) and (iii) above:
(A) the Borrower shall not be obliged to pay interest for the account of the Defaulting Lender on the part of the Loan that was not made available by that Defaulting Lender but which was pre-funded by the relevant Agent pursuant to this Section 10.3(b); and
(B) the Defaulting Lender shall indemnify the Borrower for any costs, losses or liabilities incurred by the Borrower arising from the Defaulting Lender’s failure to make any payment under sub-Section (iii) above.
SECTION 10.4.    Exculpation. Neither of the Agents nor any of their respective directors, officers, employees or agents shall be liable to any Lender for any action taken or omitted to be taken by it under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or in connection herewith or therewith, except for its own willful misconduct or gross negligence. Without limitation of the generality of the foregoing, each Agent (i) may consult with legal counsel (including counsel for the Borrower), independent public accountants and other experts selected by it and shall not be liable for any action taken or omitted to be taken in good faith by it and in accordance with the advice of such counsel, accountants or experts, (ii) makes no warranty or representation to any Lender and shall not be responsible to any Lender for any statements, warranties or representations (whether written or oral) made in or in connection with this Agreement, (iii) shall not have any duty to ascertain or to inquire as to the performance, observance or satisfaction of any of the terms, covenants or conditions of this Agreement on the part of the Obligors or the existence at any time of any Default or Prepayment Event or to inspect the property (including the books and records) of the Obligors, (iv) shall not be responsible to any Lender for the due execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of this Agreement or any other instrument or document furnished pursuant hereto, (v) shall incur no liability under or in respect of this Agreement by action upon any notice, consent, certificate or other instrument or writing (which may be by telecopier) believed by it to be genuine and signed or sent by the proper party or parties, and (vi) shall have no responsibility to the Borrower or any Lender on
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account of (A) the failure of a Lender or the Obligors to perform any of its obligations under this Agreement or any Loan Document; (B) the financial condition of the Obligors; (C) the completeness or accuracy of any statements, representations or warranties made in or pursuant to this Agreement or any Loan Document, or in or pursuant to any document delivered pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement or any Loan Document; or (D) the negotiation, execution, effectiveness, genuineness, validity, enforceability, admissibility in evidence or sufficiency of this Agreement or any Loan Document or of any document executed or delivered pursuant to or in connection with any Loan Document.
SECTION 10.5.    Successor. The Facility Agent may resign as such at any time upon at least 30 days’ prior notice to the Borrower and all Lenders and shall resign where required to do in accordance with Section 4.14, provided that any such resignation shall not become effective until a successor Facility Agent has been appointed as provided in this Section 10.5 and such successor Facility Agent has accepted such appointment. If the Facility Agent at any time shall resign, the Required Lenders shall, subject to the immediately preceding proviso and subject to the consent of the Borrower (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld), appoint another Lender as a successor to the Facility Agent which shall thereupon become such Facility Agent’s successor hereunder (provided that the Required Lenders shall, subject to the consent of the Borrower unless an Event of Default or a Prepayment Event shall have occurred and be continuing (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) offer to each of the other Lenders in turn, in the order of their respective Percentages of the Loan, the right to become successor Facility Agent). If no successor Facility Agent shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders, and shall have accepted such appointment, within 30 days after the Facility Agent’s giving notice of resignation, then the Facility Agent may, on behalf of the Lenders, appoint a successor Facility Agent, which shall be one of the Lenders or a commercial banking institution having a combined capital and surplus of at least $1,000,000,000 (or the equivalent in other currencies), subject, in each case, to the consent of the Borrower (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld). Upon the acceptance of any appointment as Facility Agent hereunder by a successor Facility Agent, such successor Facility Agent shall be entitled to receive from the resigning Facility Agent such documents of transfer and assignment as such successor Facility Agent may reasonably request, and shall thereupon succeed to and become vested with all rights, powers, privileges and duties of the resigning Facility Agent, and the resigning Facility Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations under this Agreement. After any resigning Facility Agent’s resignation hereunder as the Facility Agent, the provisions of:
(a)    this Article X shall inure to its benefit as to any actions taken or omitted to be taken by it while it was the Facility Agent under this Agreement; and
(b)    Section 11.3 and Section 11.4 shall continue to inure to its benefit.
If a Lender acting as the Facility Agent assigns its Loan to one of its Affiliates, such Facility Agent may, subject to the consent of the Borrower (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) assign its rights and obligations as Facility Agent to such Affiliate.
SECTION 10.6.    Loans by the Facility Agent. The Facility Agent shall have the same rights and powers with respect to the Loan made by it or any of its Affiliates. The Facility Agent and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to, and generally engage in any kind of business with the Borrower or any Affiliate of the Borrower as if the Facility Agent were not the Facility Agent hereunder and without any duty to account therefor to the Lenders. The Facility Agent shall have no duty to disclose information obtained or received by it or any of its Affiliates relating to the Borrower or its Subsidiaries to the extent such information was obtained or received in any capacity other than as the Facility Agent.
SECTION 10.7.    Credit Decisions. Each Lender acknowledges that it has, independently of each Agent and each other Lender, and based on such Lender’s review
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of the financial information of the Obligors, this Agreement, the other Loan Documents (the terms and provisions of which being satisfactory to such Lender) and such other documents, information and investigations as such Lender has deemed appropriate, made its own credit decision to extend its Commitment. Each Lender also acknowledges that it will, independently of each Agent and each other Lender, and based on such other documents, information and investigations as it shall deem appropriate at any time, continue to make its own credit decisions as to exercising or not exercising from time to time any rights and privileges available to it under this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
SECTION 10.8.    Copies, etc. Each Agent shall give prompt notice to each Lender of each notice or request required or permitted to be given to such Agent by the Borrower pursuant to the terms of this Agreement (unless concurrently delivered to the Lenders by the Borrower). Each Agent will distribute to each Lender each document or instrument received for its account and copies of all other communications received by such Agent from the Borrower for distribution to the Lenders by such Agent in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
SECTION 10.9.    The Agents’ Rights. Each Agent may (i) assume that all representations or warranties made or deemed repeated by the Obligors in or pursuant to this Agreement or any Loan Document are true and complete, unless, in its capacity as the Facility Agent, it has acquired actual knowledge to the contrary, (ii) assume that no Default has occurred unless, in its capacity as an Agent, it has acquired actual knowledge to the contrary, (iii) rely on any document or notice believed by it to be genuine, (iv) rely as to legal or other professional matters on opinions and statements of any legal or other professional advisers selected or approved by it, (v) rely as to any factual matters which might reasonably be expected to be within the knowledge of the Borrower on a certificate signed by or on behalf of the Borrower and (vi) refrain from exercising any right, power, discretion or remedy unless and until instructed to exercise that right, power, discretion or remedy and as to the manner of its exercise by the Lenders (or, where applicable, by the Required Lenders) and unless and until such Agent has received from the Lenders any payment which such Agent may require on account of, or any security which such Agent may require for, any costs, claims, expenses (including legal and other professional fees) and liabilities which it considers it may incur or sustain in complying with those instructions.
SECTION 10.10.    The Facility Agent’s Duties. The Facility Agent shall (i) if requested in writing to do so by a Lender, make enquiry and advise the Lenders as to the performance or observance of any of the provisions of this Agreement or any Loan Document by the Borrower or as to the existence of an Event of Default and (ii) inform the Lenders promptly of any Event of Default of which the Facility Agent has actual knowledge.
The Facility Agent