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Exhibit 10.1

Deal CUSIP Number: 70348EAN3

Facility CUSIP Number: 70348EAP8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

Dated as of March 27, 2018

among

PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.,
as the Borrower,

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
as the Administrative Agent,
an L/C Issuer, Swing Line Lender and a Lender,

and

The Other Lenders and L/C Issuers Party Hereto

 

 


THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA and
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Co-Syndication Agents,

Royal Bank of Canada,
as Documentation Agent,

and

WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,
THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA and
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Co-Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Runners

 

 

 

 


Table of Contents

 

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS1

 

 

1.01

Defined Terms1

 

 

1.02

Other Interpretive Provisions26

 

 

1.03

Accounting Terms; Changes in GAAP27

 

 

1.04

Rounding28

 

 

1.05

Times of Day28

 

 

1.06

Letter of Credit Amounts28

 

 

1.07

Responsible Officer28

 

 

1.08

Foreign Currencies28

 

 

1.09

Rates30

 

ARTICLE II

THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS30

 

 

2.01

The Revolving Credit Borrowings30

 

 

2.02

Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans31

 

 

2.03

Letters of Credit32

 

 

2.04

Voluntary Prepayments42

 

 

2.05

Mandatory Prepayments43

 

 

2.06

Termination or Reduction of Commitments43

 

 

2.07

Repayment of Loans44

 

 

2.08

Interest44

 

 

2.09

Fees45

 

 

2.10

Computation of Interest and Fees46

 

 

2.11

Evidence of Debt46

 

 

2.12

Payments Generally; Administrative Agent's Clawback46

 

 

2.13

Sharing of Payments by Lenders48

 

 

2.14

Increase in Revolving Credit Facility49

 

 

2.15

Swing Line Loans50

 

 

2.16

Defaulting Lenders53

 

 

2.17

Extension of Maturity Date55

 

ARTICLE III

TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY57

 

 

3.01

Taxes57

 

 

3.02

Illegality61

 

 

3.03

Inability to Determine Rates62

 

 

3.04

Increased Costs; Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans63

 

 

3.05

Compensation for Losses64

 

 

3.06

Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders65

 

 

3.07

Survival65

 

ARTICLE IV

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT65

 

 

4.01

Conditions of Effectiveness65

 

 

4.02

Conditions to all Credit Extensions67

 

ARTICLE V

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES68

 

 


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5.01

Existence, Qualification and Power; Compliance with Laws68

 

 

5.02

Authorization; No Contravention68

 

 

5.03

Governmental Authorization; Other Consents69

 

 

5.04

Binding Effect69

 

 

5.05

Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect69

 

 

5.06

Litigation69

 

 

5.07

No Default70

 

 

5.08

Ownership of Property; Liens70

 

 

5.09

Environmental Compliance70

 

 

5.10

Insurance70

 

 

5.11

Taxes70

 

 

5.12

ERISA Compliance70

 

 

5.13

Subsidiaries; Equity Interests71

 

 

5.14

Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act71

 

 

5.15

Disclosure71

 

 

5.16

Compliance with Laws72

 

 

5.17

OFAC; FCPA72

 

ARTICLE VI

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS72

 

 

6.01

Financial Statements73

 

 

6.02

Certificates; Other Information73

 

 

6.03

Notices74

 

 

6.04

Payment of Obligations74

 

 

6.05

Preservation of Existence, Etc75

 

 

6.06

Maintenance of Properties75

 

 

6.07

Maintenance of Insurance75

 

 

6.08

Compliance with Laws75

 

 

6.09

Books and Records75

 

 

6.10

Inspection Rights76

 

 

6.11

Use of Proceeds76

 

 

6.12

FCPA Policies and Procedures76

 

 

6.13

Post-Closing Covenant76

 

ARTICLE VII

NEGATIVE COVENANTS77

 

 

7.01

Liens77

 

 

7.02

[Reserved]79

 

 

7.03

Indebtedness of Subsidiaries79

 

 

7.04

Fundamental Changes79

 

 

7.05

Hedging Agreements79

 

 

7.06

Change in Nature of Business79

 

 

7.07

Transactions with Affiliates79

 

 

7.08

Burdensome Agreements79

 

 

7.09

Use of Proceeds80

 

 

7.10

Financial Covenant80

 

 

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7.11

Restricted Payments80

 

ARTICLE VIII

EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES81

 

 

8.01

Events of Default81

 

 

8.02

Remedies Upon Event of Default83

 

 

8.03

Application of Funds83

 

 

8.04

Currency Conversion After Maturity84

 

ARTICLE IX

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT84

 

 

9.01

Appointment and Authority84

 

 

9.02

Rights as a Lender85

 

 

9.03

Exculpatory Provisions85

 

 

9.04

Reliance by Administrative Agent86

 

 

9.05

Delegation of Duties86

 

 

9.06

Resignation of Administrative Agent86

 

 

9.07

Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders87

 

 

9.08

No Other Duties, Etc87

 

 

9.09

Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim88

 

 

9.10

Guaranty Matters88

 

 

9.11

Certain ERISA Matters89

 

ARTICLE X

MISCELLANEOUS91

 

 

10.01

Amendments, Etc91

 

 

10.02

Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communication93

 

 

10.03

No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies94

 

 

10.04

Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver94

 

 

10.05

Payments Set Aside96

 

 

10.06

Successors and Assigns97

 

 

10.07

Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality102

 

 

10.08

Right of Setoff103

 

 

10.09

Interest Rate Limitation103

 

 

10.10

Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness104

 

 

10.11

Survival of Representations and Warranties104

 

 

10.12

Severability104

 

 

10.13

Defaulting Lenders104

 

 

10.14

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc107

 

 

10.15

Waiver of Jury Trial108

 

 

10.16

USA PATRIOT Act Notice108

 

 

10.17

ENTIRE AGREEMENT108

 

 

10.18

Amendment and Restatement; Release of Guaranties108

 

 

10.19

No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility109

 

 

10.20

Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions110

 

 

SIGNATURESS-1

 

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SCHEDULES

 

1.01Existing Letters of Credit

2.01Commitments and Applicable Percentages

5.13Subsidiaries; Other Equity Investments

7.01Existing Liens

10.02Administrative Agent's Office; Certain Addresses for Notices

 

EXHIBITS

 

Form of

ALoan Notice

BRevolving Credit Note

CCompliance Certificate

DAssignment and Assumption

EGuaranty

F[Reserved]

GSwing Line Loan Notice

HPrepayment Notice

I-1Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate

I-2Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate

I-3Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate

I-4Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate

 

 

 

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AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

This AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT is entered into as of March 27, 2018 among PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC., a Delaware corporation (the Borrower”), each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a Lender), and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as the Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender, an L/C Issuer and a Lender.

The Borrower entered into that certain Credit Agreement dated as of September 27, 2012 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified prior to the date hereof, the Existing Credit Agreement) by and among the Borrower, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as administrative agent and the financial institutions from time to time party thereto as lender and letter of credit issuer.

The Borrower has requested that the Lenders and letter of credit issuers amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement to provide a revolving credit facility, and the Lenders are willing to do so on the terms and conditions set forth herein.

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

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

1.01Defined Terms.  As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

Administrative Agent” means Wells Fargo in its capacity as administrative agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent.

Administrative Agent's Office means the Administrative Agent's address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02, or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time provide to the Borrower and the Lenders.

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

Affiliate means, with respect to any Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified.

Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.

Agreed Currency” means (a) Dollars and (b) subject to Section 1.08, as to any L/C Issuer, any other Eligible Currency approved by such L/C Issuer and set in accordance with Section 1.08.

 


 

Agreement means this Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, as the same may hereafter be renewed, extended, amended or restated or otherwise modified from time to time.

Anti-Corruption Laws” has the meaning specified in Section 5.17(b).

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

Applicable Rate means, at any time with respect to any Eurodollar Rate Loans, Base Rate Loans, Commitment Fees and Letter of Credit Fees (except as otherwise provided below), the following percentages based upon the ratings by S&P and Moody’s, respectively, applicable on such date to the Debt Rating:

Level

S&P/Moody’s
Ratings

Eurodollar Rate Loans

Base Rate Loans

Commitment Fee

I

 

≥ A-/A3

 

1.00%

0.00%

0.100%

II

 

BBB+/Baa1

 

1.25%

0.25%

0.150%

III*

 

BBB/Baa2

 

1.50%

0.50%

0.200%

IV

 

BBB-/Baa3

 

1.75%

0.75%

0.250%

V

 

< BB+/Ba1

 

2.00%

1.00%

0.300%

 

For purposes of the foregoing, (a) if a Debt Rating is issued by each of S&P and Moody’s and such Debt Ratings do not fall at the same Level, then the higher of such Debt Ratings shall apply (with the Debt Rating for Level I being the highest and the Debt Rating for Level V being the lowest), unless there is a split in Debt Ratings of more than one Level, in which case the Level immediately below the higher of such Debt Ratings shall be used; (b) if either Moody’s or S&P (but not both) shall have in effect a Debt Rating, then the Level shall be determined by the Debt Rating issued

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by either Moody’s or S&P, as the case may be; (c) if neither Moody’s nor S&P shall have in effect a Debt Rating (other than by reason of the circumstances referred to in clause (d) of this paragraph), then the Level shall be deemed to be Level V; and (d) if the rating system of Moody’s or S&P shall change, or if both such rating agencies shall cease to be in the business of rating corporate debt obligations, the Borrower and the Lenders shall negotiate in good faith to amend this definition to reflect such changed rating system or the unavailability of ratings from such rating agencies and, pending the effectiveness of any such amendment, the Applicable Rates shall be determined by reference to the Level most recently in effect prior to such change or cessation.

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

Arrangers” means Wells Fargo Securities, LLC (or each successor thereto), The Bank of Nova Scotia (or each successor thereto), and U.S. Bank National Association (or each successor thereto), in their respective capacities as co-lead arrangers and joint book runners.

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

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

Audited Financial Statements means the audited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders' equity and cash flows for such fiscal year of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, including the notes thereto.

AutoBorrow Agreement means any agreement providing for automatic borrowing services between the Borrower and the Swing Line Lender.

Auto-Extension Letter of Credit” has the meaning set forth therefor in Section 2.03(b)(iii).

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

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

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Bail-In Legislation means, 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.

Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus one-half of one percent (0.50%), (b) the Daily One Month LIBOR plus one percent (1.00%), and (c) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by Wells Fargo as its “prime rate”; provided that, if the applicable interest rate as determined under any of the preceding provisions of this definition is less than 0%, then “Base Rate” shall be deemed to be equal to 0% for such determination.  The “prime rate” is a rate set by Wells Fargo based upon various factors including Wells Fargo's costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans, which may be priced at, above, or below such announced rate.  Any change in such rate announced by Wells Fargo shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.

Base Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.

Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.

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

Borrowing” means a Revolving Credit Borrowing or a Swing Line Borrowing, as the context may require.

Business Day means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, the state where the Administrative Agent's Office is located and, if such day relates to any Eurodollar Rate Loan, means, in addition, any such day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank eurodollar market.

Cash Collateralize” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(g).

Change in Law means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, for purposes of this Agreement and to the extent permitted by applicable Laws, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case

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pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.

Change of Control” 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 (such right, an “option right”), whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time), directly or indirectly, of 25% 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 12 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) 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.

Closing Date” means the first date all the conditions precedent in Section 4.01 are satisfied or waived in accordance with Section 10.01.

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

Commitment” means, as to each Lender, its obligation to (a) make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01, (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations, and (c) purchase participations in Swing Line Loans, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender's name on Schedule 2.01 under the caption “Commitment” or opposite such caption in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement, including Article 2.  The aggregate amount of the Commitments on the date hereof is $600,000,000.

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

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

Computation Date means (a) if any Foreign Currency L/C is issued or deemed issued on the Closing Date, the Closing Date and (b) so long as any Foreign Currency L/C issued or deemed

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issued hereunder is outstanding, (i) the first Business Day of each week, (ii) the date a draw is funded on any Foreign Currency L/C, (iii) the date of any proposed Borrowing or proposed issuance or increase of a Foreign Currency L/C, (iv) the date of any increase or reduction of Commitments, and (v) such additional dates as the Administrative Agent shall determine or the Required Lenders shall require.

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

Consenting Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.17(b).

Consolidated EBITDA means, for any period, for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, an amount equal to Consolidated Net Income for such period plus (a) the following to the extent deducted in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) Consolidated Interest Charges for such period, (ii) the provision for federal, state, local and foreign income Taxes (including state franchise Taxes based on income or similar Taxes based on income) payable by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period, (iii) depreciation, depletion, amortization and impairment expense, (iv) non-recurring transaction costs and expenses incurred during such period in connection with an acquisition; provided that the aggregate amount of such costs and expenses under this clause (iv) shall not exceed $75,000,000 in any four fiscal quarter period, and (v) other expenses of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries reducing such Consolidated Net Income which do not represent a cash item in such period or any future period and minus (b) to the extent included in calculating such Consolidated Net Income, all non-cash items increasing Consolidated Net Income for such period.  For the purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDA for any period of four consecutive fiscal quarters, if the Borrower or any Subsidiary has had a material acquisition or disposition during such period, Consolidated EBITDA for such period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such material acquisition or disposition had occurred on the first day of such period.

Consolidated Funded Indebtedness means, as of any date of determination, Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, excluding (a) Indebtedness of the type described in clauses (b) (so long as such amounts in such clause are contingent obligations), (c) and (g) of the definition of Indebtedness and (b) Guarantees in respect of Indebtedness described in the foregoing clause (a).

Consolidated Interest Charges” means, for any period, for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, the sum of (a) all interest, premium payments, debt discount, fees, charges and related expenses of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in connection with borrowed money (including capitalized interest) or in connection with the deferred purchase price of assets, in each case to the extent treated as interest in accordance with GAAP, and (b) the portion of rent expense of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries with respect to such period under capital leases that is treated as interest in accordance with GAAP.

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

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Consolidated Net Worth means, as of any date of determination, for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, shareholders' equity of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on that date.

Consolidated Net Tangible Assets” means, as of any date of determination, the total assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the most recent fiscal quarter end for which a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries is available, minus all current liabilities (excluding the current portion of any long-term debt) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries reflected on such balance sheet and minus total goodwill and other intangible assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries reflected on such balance sheet, all calculated on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (which calculation shall give pro forma effect to any acquisition by or disposition of assets of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries involving the payment or receipt by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, as applicable, of consideration (whether in the form of cash or non-cash consideration) in excess of $25,000,000 that has occurred since the end of such fiscal quarter, as if such acquisition or disposition had occurred on the last day of such fiscal quarter).

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

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

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

Daily One Month LIBOR” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the Eurodollar Rate then in effect for delivery for a one month period.

Debt Rating” means, as of any date of determination, the rating as determined by either S&P or Moody’s of the Borrower’s senior, unsecured, non-credit enhanced, long-term Indebtedness for borrowed money.

Debt to Capitalization Ratio” means the ratio of Consolidated Funded Indebtedness to Total Capital.

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

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

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

Defaulting Lender” means, subject to the second paragraph of Section 10.13(a), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) (except, with regards to the funding of Swing Line Loan, the Swing Line Lender) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two (2) Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans) within two (2) Business Days of the date when due, (b) (except, with regards to the funding of Swing Line Loans, the Swing Line Lender) has notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect, (c) (except, with regards to the funding of Swing Line Loans, the Swing Line Lender) has failed, within two (2)  Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower and the continued effectiveness of such confirmation), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity, (iii) has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicated its consent to approval of, or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or for any such appointment or (iv) become the subject of a Bail-in Action; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender.  Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error.  With respect to the Administrative Agent, a Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender only upon the delivery of written notice of the Administrative Agent’s determination as to a Defaulting Lender to the Borrower, each L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender and each Lender.

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

Dollar Equivalent” means, at any time, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, such amount, and (b) with respect to any amount denominated in any Foreign Currency,

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the equivalent amount thereof in Dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent, at such time on the basis of the Exchange Rate (determined as of the most recent Computation Date).  

Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of the United States, any State thereof or the District of Columbia.

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

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

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

Eligible Assignee means (a) a Lender; (b) an Affiliate of a Lender; (c) an Approved Fund; and (d) any other Person (other than a natural person) approved by (i) the Administrative Agent, (ii) an L/C Issuer and (iii) unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Borrower (each such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed); provided that notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) “Eligible Assignee” shall not include the Borrower or any of the Borrower's Affiliates or Subsidiaries and (y) with respect to the foregoing clause (d), the Borrower shall be deemed to have approved such assignee unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent within five (5) Business Days after having received notice thereof.

Eligible Currency” means any Foreign Currency provided that: (a) quotes for loans in such currency are available in the London interbank deposit market; (b) such currency is freely transferable and convertible into Dollars in the London foreign exchange market, (c) no approval of a Governmental Authority in the country of issue of such currency is required to permit use of such currency by any Lender or L/C Issuer for making loans or issuing letters of credit, or honoring drafts presented under letters of credit in such currency, and (d) there is no restriction or prohibition under any applicable legal requirements against the use of such currency for such purposes.  

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

Environmental Liability means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use,

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handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.

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

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

ERISA Affiliate means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with the Borrower within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c), (m) or (o) of the Code.

ERISA Event means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) a withdrawal by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which it was a substantial employer (as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA) or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete withdrawal (within the meaning of Section 4203 of ERISA) or partial withdrawal (within the meaning of Section 4205 of ERISA) by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or receipt by the Borrower or an ERISA Affiliate of notice that a Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization within the meaning of Section 4241 of ERISA; (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate, the treatment of a Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041(c) of ERISA, receipt by the Borrower or an ERISA Affiliate of notice or the termination or a Multiemployer Plan under Section 4041A of ERISA, or receipt by the Borrower or an ERISA Affiliate of notice of the commencement of proceedings by the PBGC to terminate a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (e) receipt by the Borrower or an ERISA Affiliate of notice of a determination by the PBGC that an event has occurred or a condition exists which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; or (f) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate.

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

Eurodollar Rate” means, subject to the implementation of a Replacement Rate in accordance with Section 3.03(b), (a) for any interest rate calculation with respect to a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the rate of interest per annum determined on the basis of the rate for deposits in Dollars for a period equal to the applicable Interest Period as published by the ICE Benchmark

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Administration Limited, a United Kingdom company, or a comparable or successor quoting service approved by the Administrative Agent, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) London Banking Days prior to the first day of the applicable Interest Period; provided that, if, for any reason, such rate is not so published then Eurodollar Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent to be the arithmetic average of the rate per annum at which deposits in Dollars would be offered by first class banks in the London interbank market to the Administrative Agent at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) London Banking Days prior to the first day of the applicable Interest Period for a period equal to such Interest Period, and (b) for any interest rate calculation with respect to a Daily One Month LIBOR only, the rate of interest per annum determined on the basis of the rate for deposits in Dollars for an Interest Period equal to one month (commencing on the date of determination of such interest rate) as published by the ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, a United Kingdom company, or a comparable or successor quoting service approved by the Administrative Agent, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on such date of determination, or, if such date is not a Business Day, then the immediately preceding Business Day; provided that, if, for any reason, such rate is not so published then Daily One Month LIBOR shall be determined by the Administrative Agent to be the arithmetic average of the rate per annum at which deposits in Dollars would be offered by first class banks in the London interbank market to the Administrative Agent at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on such date of determination for a period equal to one month commencing on such date of determination. Each calculation by the Administrative Agent of Eurodollar Rate and Daily One Month LIBOR shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) neither the Eurodollar Rate nor the Daily One Month LIBOR (including, without limitation, any Replacement Rate with respect thereto) shall for any purpose be less than 0% and (y) unless otherwise specified in any amendment to this Agreement entered into in accordance with Section 3.03(b), in the event that a Replacement Rate with respect to Eurodollar Rate is implemented, then all references herein to the Eurodollar Rate shall be deemed references to such Replacement Rate (including the corresponding rate that would apply for the Daily One Month LIBOR determination).

Eurodollar Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on the Eurodollar Rate.

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

Exchange Ratefor a currency means the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate quoted by the Administrative Agent as the spot rate for the purchase by the Administrative Agent of such currency with another currency through its principal foreign exchange trading office at approximately 11:00 a.m. on the date two (2) Business Days prior to the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made; provided that the Administrative Agent may obtain such spot rate from another financial institution designated by the Administrative Agent if the Administrative Agent does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency; provided further that, as to Letters of Credit, the Administrative Agent may use such spot rate quoted on the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made in the case of any Letter of Credit denominated in a Foreign Currency.

Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed

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on or measured by net income or profits (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable Lending Office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 3.06) or (ii) such Lender changes its Lending Office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.01, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender's assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its Lending Office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.01(g) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

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

Existing Letters of Credit means those certain Letters of Credit that are outstanding on the Closing Date and that are listed on Schedule 1.01.

Extension Maturity Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.17(b).

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code, and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities and implementing such Sections of the Code.

Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York based on such day’s Federal funds transactions by depositary institutions (as determined in such manner as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shall set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as the federal funds effective rate; provided that (a) if such day is not a Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the rate most recently published; provided further that the Federal Funds Rate shall not be less than zero.

Fee Letters means (a) the letter agreement, dated February 27, 2018, among the Borrower, Wells Fargo Bank and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, (b) the letter agreement, dated February 27, 2018, between the Borrower and The Bank of Nova Scotia, and (c) the letter agreement, dated February 27, 2018 between the Borrower and U.S. Bank National Association.

Foreign Currency” means any currency other than Dollars.

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Foreign Currency Equivalent means, at any time, with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, the equivalent amount thereof in the applicable Foreign Currency as determined by the Administrative Agent at such time on the basis of the Exchange Rate (determined as of the most recent Computation Date).

Foreign Currency L/C” means any Letter of Credit issued or deemed issued hereunder which is denominated in any Foreign Currency.

Foreign Lender” means a Lender that is not a U.S. Person.

Foreign Subsidiary means any Subsidiary (other than a Domestic Subsidiary) that is treated as a controlled foreign corporation under Section 957 of the Code.

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

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

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

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or such other principles as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession in the United States, that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied.

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

Granting Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.06(g).

Guarantee” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness payable or performable by another Person (the primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay

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(or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien).  The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith.  The term Guarantee as a verb has a corresponding meaning.

Guaranteed Obligations” has the meaning set forth in the Guaranty.

Guarantor” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower executing a Guaranty; provided, however, that any Person constituting a Guarantor as described in the preceding portion of this definition shall cease to constitute a Guarantor when it is released and discharged from its obligations under the Guaranty pursuant to the terms hereof, or the terms of the applicable Guaranty.

Guarantor Trigger Date” means the earlier of (a) the date on which the Administrative Agent receives the certificate referred to in Section 6.13(a) and (b) the date on which the Borrower and the Subsidiaries have complied with Section 6.13(b).

Guaranty” means any Guaranty made by the Guarantors in favor of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, substantially in the form of Exhibit E, and such additional guaranty agreements Guaranteeing the Obligations as may hereafter be executed.

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

Honor Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.03(c)(i).

Hydrocarbon Interests means all rights, titles, interests and estates now owned or hereafter acquired by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in any and all oil, gas and other liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon properties and interests, including without limitation, mineral fee or lease interests, production sharing agreements, concession agreements, license agreements, service agreements, risk service agreements or similar Hydrocarbon Interests granted by an appropriate Governmental Authority, farmout, overriding royalty and royalty interests, net profit interests, oil

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payments, production payment interests and similar interests in Hydrocarbons, including any reserved or residual interests of whatever nature.

Hydrocarbons” means oil, gas, casing head gas, condensate, distillate, liquid hydrocarbons, gaseous hydrocarbons, all products refined, separated, settled and dehydrated therefrom, including, without limitation, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, refined lubricating oils, diesel fuel, drip gasoline, natural gasoline, helium, sulfur and all other minerals.

Immaterial Subsidiary” means, at any time, each Subsidiary, the Net Tangible Assets of which do not represent 5% or more of Consolidated Net Tangible Assets for the period of four fiscal quarters most recently ended.

Increase Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.14(d).

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

(a)

all obligations of such Person for borrowed money and all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments;

(b)

(i) reimbursement obligations of such Person in respect of letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers' acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments; and (ii) contingent obligations of such Person in respect of letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers' acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments;

(c)

net obligations of such Person under any Swap Contract;

(d)

all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than (i) trade accounts payable to a Person in the United States or Canada in the ordinary course of business and, in each case, not past due for more than 60 days, and (ii) trade accounts payable to a Person in a country other than the United States or Canada in the ordinary course of business and, in each case, not past due for more than 120 days); and

(e)

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

(f)

capital leases;

(g)

Off-Balance Sheet Liabilities;

(h)

obligations in respect of a forward sale of production for which such Person has received payment in advance other than on ordinary trade terms;

(i)

all obligations of such Person to purchase, redeem, retire, defease or otherwise make any payment in respect of any Equity Interest in such Person or any other Person,

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on a date certain and not subject to any contingencies, or at the option of the holder of such Equity Interest, valued, in the case of a redeemable preferred interest, at the greater of its voluntary or involuntary liquidation preference plus accrued and unpaid dividends; and

(j)

all Guarantees of such Person in respect of any of the foregoing.

For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer, unless such Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to such Person.  The amount of any net obligation under any Swap Contract on any date shall be deemed to be the Swap Termination Value thereof as of such date.  The amount of any capital lease or Synthetic Lease Obligation as of any date shall be deemed to be the amount of the Attributable Indebtedness in respect thereof as of such date.

Indemnified Taxes” means (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in (a), Other Taxes.

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

Interest Payment Date means, (a) as to any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date; provided, however, that if any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Rate Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan or Swing Line Loan, the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and the Maturity Date.  

Interest Period means, as to each Eurodollar Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurodollar Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Rate Loan and ending on the date one, three or six months thereafter, as selected by the Borrower in its Loan Notice; provided that:

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

no Interest Period shall extend beyond the latest Maturity Date.

IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.

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

Issuer Documents means with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Letter Credit Application, and any other document, agreement and instrument entered into by an L/C Issuer and the Borrower or in favor of an L/C Issuer and relating to any such Letter of Credit.

Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority.

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

L/C Borrowing means an extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Letter of Credit which has not been reimbursed on the date when made or refinanced as a Borrowing.

L/C Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the issuance thereof or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the increase of the amount thereof.

L/C Issuer” means (a) each of Wells Fargo, The Bank of Nova Scotia, and U.S. Bank National Association, each in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, and (b) Bank of America, N.A. solely for purposes of the Existing Letter of Credit issued by it.

L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all L/C Borrowings.  For purposes of computing the amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.  For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.

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

Lender Interest Rate Swap Contract” has the meaning set forth in the Guaranty.

Lending Office means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender described as such in such Lender's Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time designate by notice to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

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Letter of Credit means any letter of credit issued or deemed issued hereunder and shall include the Existing Letters of Credit. A Letter of Credit may be a standby letter of credit or a commercial letter of credit.

Letter of Credit Application means an application and agreement for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by an L/C Issuer.

Letter of Credit Expiration Date means the day that is not later than the earlier to occur of (1) twelve months after the date of issuance or last extension, unless the Required Lenders have approved such expiry date and (2) six months after the latest Maturity Date (excluding automatic extensions in the applicable Letter of Credit, which extensions are subject to annual cancellation in accordance with the terms of an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit), or, in each case, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day.

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

Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to $150,000,000.  The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Facility.

Lien means any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement in the nature of a security interest of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any easement, right of way or other encumbrance on title to real property, and any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).

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

Loan Documents means this Agreement, each Note, each Issuer Document, the Fee Letter, any AutoBorrow Agreement, and any Guaranty.

Loan Notice means a notice of (a) a Borrowing, (b) a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A.

Loan Parties means, collectively, the Borrower and each Guarantor, if any.

Material Adverse Effectmeans (a) a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect upon, the operations, business, properties, liabilities (actual or contingent), or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole; (b) a material impairment of the ability of the Loan Parties collectively to perform their payment or other material obligations under any Loan Document; (c) a material adverse effect upon the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against the Borrower of any Loan Document to which it is a party, or (d) a material adverse effect upon the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against a Guarantor of any Loan Document to which it is a party if such material adverse effect constitutes a material adverse effect on the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability of the Loan Documents against the Borrower and the Guarantors considered as a whole.

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Material Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary other than an Immaterial Subsidiary.

Maturity Date” means the earlier of (a) March 27, 2023, as such date as may be extended pursuant to Section 2.17, and (b) the earlier termination in whole of the Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06(a) or Section 8.02.

Maximum Rate” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.09.

Minimum Collateral Amount means, at any time, (i) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances which is required under Section 2.03(h), an amount equal to 100% of the Fronting Exposure of all L/C Issuers with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time, (ii) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances which is required under Section 2.03(g) or Section 8.02(c), an amount equal to 102% of the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations and (iii) otherwise, an amount determined by the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers and the Borrower in their sole discretion.

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto which is a nationally recognized statistical rating organization.

Multiemployer Plan means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or with respect to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate may have any liability, contingent or otherwise.

Net Tangible Assets” means, on any date, with respect to any Subsidiary, the aggregate amount of assets (less applicable accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization and other reserves and other properly deductible items) of such Subsidiary, minus (a) all current liabilities of such Subsidiary (excluding current maturities of long-term debt) and (b) all goodwill of such Subsidiary, all determined in accordance with GAAP.

Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.17(b).

Non-Extension Notice Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.03(b).

Non-Guarantor Subsidiary means any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not a Guarantor.

Note” means a Revolving Credit Note or the Swing Line Note, as the context may require.

Obligations” means all advances to, and debts, liabilities and obligations of, any Loan Party arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan or Letter of Credit and any Guaranteed Obligations arising under Lender Interest Rate Swap Contracts, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding.

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OFAC means The Office of Foreign Assets Control, United States Department of Treasury.

Off-Balance Sheet Liabilities” means, with respect to any Person as of any date of determination thereof, without duplication and to the extent not included as a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP:  (a) with respect to any asset securitization transaction (including any accounts receivable purchase facility) (i) the unrecovered investment of purchasers or transferees of assets so transferred provided that such investment is ultimately due for repayment at some date certain, and (ii) any other payment, recourse, repurchase, hold harmless, indemnity or similar obligation of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries in respect of assets transferred or payments made in respect thereof, other than limited recourse provisions that are customary for transactions of such type and that neither (x) have the effect of limiting the loss or credit risk of such purchasers or transferees with respect to payment or performance by the obligors of the assets so transferred nor (y) impair the characterization of the transaction as a true sale under applicable Laws (including Debtor Relief Laws); (b) any Synthetic Lease Obligation; (c) the monetary obligations under any sale and leaseback transaction which does not create a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries; or (d) any other monetary obligation arising with respect to any other transaction which (i) is characterized as indebtedness for Tax purposes but not for accounting purposes in accordance with GAAP or (ii) is the functional equivalent of or takes the place of borrowing but which does not constitute a liability on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries (for purposes of this clause (d), any transaction structured to provide Tax deductibility as interest expense of any dividend, coupon or other periodic payment will be deemed to be the functional equivalent of a borrowing).

Oil and Gas Agreements means operating agreements, processing agreements, farm-out and farm-in agreements, development agreements, area of mutual interest agreements, contracts for the gathering and/or transportation of oil and natural gas, unitization agreements, pooling arrangements, joint bidding agreements, joint venture agreements, participation agreements, surface use agreements, service contracts, leases and subleases of Oil and Gas Properties or other similar agreements which are customary in the oil and gas business, howsoever designated, in each case made or entered into in the ordinary course of the oil and gas business as conducted by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries.

Oil and Gas Properties means (a) Hydrocarbon Interests; (b) the Property now or hereafter pooled or unitized with Hydrocarbon Interests; (c) all presently existing or future unitization, pooling agreements and declarations of pooled units and the units created thereby (including, without limitation, all units created under orders, regulations and rules of any Governmental Authority) which may affect all or any portion of the Hydrocarbon Interests; (d) all operating agreements, contracts and other agreements which relate to any of the Hydrocarbon Interests or the production, sale, purchase, exchange or processing of Hydrocarbons from or attributable to such Hydrocarbon Interest; (e) all Hydrocarbons in and under and which may be produced and saved or attributable to the Hydrocarbon Interests, the lands covered thereby and all oil in tanks and all rents, issues, profits, proceeds, products, revenues and other income from or attributable to the Hydrocarbon Interests; and (f) all tenements, hereditaments, appurtenances and property in any manner appertaining, belonging, affixed or incidental to the Hydrocarbon Interests, and any and all property, now owned or hereinafter acquired and situated upon, used, held for use

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or useful in connection with the operating, working or development of any of such Hydrocarbon Interests or property (excluding drilling rigs, automotive equipment or other personal property which may be on such premises for the purpose of drilling a well or for other similar temporary uses) and including any and all oil wells, gas wells, injection wells or other wells, buildings, structures, fuel separators, liquid extraction plants, plant compressors, pumps, pumping units, field gathering systems, tanks and tank batteries, fixtures, valves, fittings, machinery and parts, engines, boilers, meters, apparatus, equipment, appliances, tools, implements, cables, wires, towers, casing, tubing and rods, surface leases, rights-of-way, easements and servitudes together with all additions, substitutions, replacements, accessions and attachments to any and all of the foregoing.

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

Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).

Other Taxes means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery or enforcement of, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 3.06(b)).

Outstanding Amount means (a) with respect to Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date; and (b) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the amount of such L/C Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements by the Borrower of Unreimbursed Amounts.

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

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

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Patriot Act has the meaning set forth in Section 10.16.

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Pension Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is subject to Title IV of ERISA and is sponsored or maintained by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate or to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate contributes or has an obligation to contribute, or in the case of a multiple employer or other plan described in Section 4064(a) of ERISA, with respect to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate, may have any liability, contingent or otherwise.

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

Plan” means any “employee benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) established by the Borrower or, with respect to any such plan that is subject to Section 412 of the Code or Title IV of ERISA, any ERISA Affiliate.

Present Maturity Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.17(b).

Priority Debt” means, without duplication, (a) Indebtedness of Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries (other than Indebtedness permitted under Sections 7.03(a) – (c)) and (b) Indebtedness secured by Liens pursuant to Section 7.01(m).

Pro Forma Debt Service Coverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Restricted Payment to be made in any fiscal quarter (the “Test Quarter”), the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDA for the four-fiscal quarter period ended immediately prior to such Test Quarter and for which a Compliance Certificate has been delivered under Section 6.02(b), to (b) the sum of (i) Consolidated Interest Charges for such four-fiscal quarter period plus (ii) all Restricted Payments (other than those constituting dividends) made or to be made in such Test Quarter plus (iii) all Restricted Payments constituting dividends made or to be made in such Test Quarter multiplied by four.  For the avoidance of doubt, only Restricted Payments constituting dividends in subclause (iii) of this definition shall be multiplied by four for purposes of calculating the Pro Forma Debt Service Coverage Ratio.

Property” of any Person means any property or assets (whether real, personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible) of such Person.  

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

Recipient” means (a) other than as to Section 3.04(a), the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender and (c) any L/C Issuer, as applicable.

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

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Related Parties means, with respect to any Person, such Person's Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees, administrators, managers, advisors and representatives of such Person and of such Person's Affiliates.

Replacement Rate” has the meaning specified in Section 3.03(b).

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

Request for Credit Extension means (a) with respect to a Borrowing, conversion or continuation of Revolving Credit Loans, a Loan Notice, (b) with respect to an L/C Credit Extension, a Letter of Credit Application, (c) with respect to a Swing Line Loan, a Swing Line Loan Notice, and (d) if an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, any notice required under such AutoBorrow Agreement.

Required Lenders means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than 50% of the Aggregate Commitments or, if the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and the obligation of each L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02, Lenders holding in the aggregate more than 50% of the Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Lender's risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition); provided that the Commitments of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders.

Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, treasurer or assistant treasurer of a Loan Party.  

Restricted Payment” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.11.

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

Revolving Credit Facility” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of the Lenders' Commitments at such time, or the facility provided pursuant to Section 2.01, as the context may require.

Revolving Credit Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01.

Revolving Credit Note means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of a Lender evidencing Revolving Credit Loans or Swing Line Loans, as the case may be, made by such Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit B.

S&P means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., or any successor thereof which is a nationally recognized statistical rating organization.

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Sanctions has the meaning specified in Section 5.17(a).

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

 

Solvent” means, as to any Person, on the date of any determinations, that on such date  the fair value of the property of such Person, exclusive of property transferred, concealed or removed with intent to hinder, delay or defraud such entity's creditors and property that may be exempted from property of a bankruptcy estate pursuant to Section 522 of the Bankruptcy Code of 1978, as amended, is greater than the total amount of the probable liability of the debts of such Person.  The determination of “Solvent” may include considerations, determinations and assumptions that are reasonable for such conclusion.  

SPC” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(g).

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

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

Swap Termination Value means, in respect of any one or more Swap Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts have been closed out and termination values determined in accordance therewith, such termination values, and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amounts determined as the mark-to-market values for such Swap Contracts, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily

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available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Swap Contracts (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).

Swing Line Borrowing means a borrowing of a Swing Line Loan pursuant to Section 2.15, or, if an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, any transfer of funds pursuant to such AutoBorrow Agreement.

Swing Line Lender” means Wells Fargo in its capacity as provider of Swing Line Loans, or any successor swing line lender hereunder.

Swing Line Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

Swing Line Loan Notice” means a notice of a Swing Line Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.15(b), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit G, or if an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, such other form as may be required therein.

Swing Line Note means the promissory note made by the Borrower payable to the Swing Line Lender evidencing the indebtedness of the Borrower to the Swing Line Lender resulting from Swing Line Loans in form acceptable to the Swing Line Lender.

Swing Line Payment Date means (a) if an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, the earliest to occur of (i) the date required by such AutoBorrow Agreement, (ii) demand is made by the Swing Line Lender and (iii) the Maturity Date applicable to the Lender that is the Swing Line Lender for the Revolving Credit Facility, or (b) if an AutoBorrow Agreement is not in effect, the earlier to occur of (i) three (3) Business Days after demand is made by the Swing Line Lender if no Default exists, and otherwise upon demand by the Swing Line Lender and (ii) the Maturity Date applicable to the Lender that is the Swing Line Lender for the Revolving Credit Facility.

Swing Line Sublimit” means an amount equal to $20,000,000.  The Swing Line Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Facility.

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

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

Threshold Amount” means $100,000,000.

Total Capital means, at any time, the sum of (a) Consolidated Funded Indebtedness at such time and (b) Consolidated Net Worth as of the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Borrower.

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Total Outstandings means, without duplication, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Revolving Credit Loans, Swing Line Loans and L/C Obligations.

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

U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States person” as defined Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(g).

Unfunded Pension Liability means the excess of a Pension Plan's benefit liabilities under Section 4001(a)(16) of ERISA as of the most recently completed fiscal year of the Pension Plan, over the current value of that Pension Plan's assets as of the most recently completed fiscal year of the Pension Plan, determined in accordance with the assumptions used for funding the Pension Plan pursuant to Section 412 of the Code for the applicable plan year.

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

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

Wells Fargo” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and its successors.

Withholding Agent means any Loan Party and the Administrative Agent.

Write-Down and Conversion Powers means, 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.

1.02Other Interpretive Provisions.  With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:

(a)The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined.  Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms.  The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.”  The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.”  Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including any Organization Document) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein or in any other Loan Document), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person's successors and assigns, (iii) the words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document, shall be construed to refer to such Loan Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision thereof, (iv) all references in a Loan Document to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, the Loan Document in which such

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references appear, (v) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending replacing or interpreting such law and any reference to any law or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, and (vi) the words asset and property shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.

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

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

1.03Accounting Terms; Changes in GAAP.  

(a)Generally.  All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including calculations for purposes of determining (i) the Applicable Rate, (ii) compliance with the covenants set forth in Sections 7.01, 7.03, 7.04 and 7.10 and (iii) the relevant definitions used with respect to the provisions referred to in the preceding clauses (i) and (ii)) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be calculated and prepared in conformity with, GAAP in effect as of the Closing Date and applied on a consistent basis with that used in preparing the Audited Financial Statements except as provided in Section 1.03(b) or as otherwise specifically prescribed herein.

(b)Changes in GAAP.  If at any time any change in GAAP or in the application thereof would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement, or the operation of any other provision, set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Borrower or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement or provision to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP or in the application thereof (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided that, until so amended, regardless of whether any such request is made before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, (i) such ratio or requirement or provision shall continue to be computed or interpreted in accordance with GAAP as in effect immediately prior to such change becoming effective (including, GAAP in effect as of the Closing Date until the first such amendment is made) and (ii) the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP.  All financial covenants, ratios and other calculations shall be calculated without giving effect to the lease accounting standards issued by Financial Accounting Standards Board in February 2016 with respect to accounting for leasing transactions.

1.04Rounding.  Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is

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expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).

1.05Times of Day.  Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Central time (daylight or standard, as applicable).

1.06Letter of Credit Amounts.  Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the stated amount of such Letter of Credit in effect at such time (for purposes of clarity, it is understood by the parties that in the case of a Letter of Credit which is issued in an initial face amount and is subsequently drawn, the “stated amount” shall mean the remaining amount available to be drawn); provided, however, that with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any Issuer Document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at such time.

1.07Responsible Officer.  Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party.

1.08Foreign Currencies.

(a)Exchange Rates; Currency Equivalents.  

(i)On each Computation Date, the Administrative Agent shall determine the Exchange Rate with respect to each Foreign Currency in which any of the then outstanding Obligations or any of the then outstanding Foreign Currency L/Cs are denominated, as of such Computation Date and notify the L/C Issuer and the Borrower in writing of the effective Exchange Rate with respect to such Foreign Currency.  The Exchange Rate with respect to such Foreign Currency so determined shall become effective as of such Computation Date and shall remain effective until the next succeeding Computation Date.  Except for purposes of financial statements delivered by the Borrower hereunder or calculating financial covenants hereunder or except as otherwise provided herein, the applicable amount of any currency (other than Dollars) for purposes of the Credit Documents shall be such Dollar Equivalent amount as so determined by the Administrative Agent.  

(ii)Wherever in this Agreement in connection with the issuance, amendment or extension of a Letter of Credit, an amount, such as a required minimum or multiple amount, is expressed in Dollars, but such Letter of Credit is denominated in a Foreign Currency, such amount shall be, with respect to such Foreign Currency L/C, the relevant Foreign Currency Equivalent of such Dollar amount (rounded to the nearest unit of such Foreign Currency, with 0.5 of a unit being rounded upward), as determined by the Administrative Agent.

(b)Agreed Currencies.  

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(i)The Borrower may from time to time request that Letters of Credit be issued in any Agreed Currency.  The issuance, increase or extension of any Foreign Currency L/C (other than those denominated in an Agreed Currency) shall be subject to the approval of the applicable the L/C Issuer.

(ii)The Borrower may request that an L/C Issuer designate any Eligible Currency as an Agreed Currency and such request shall be made to such L/C Issuer, with a copy to the Administrative Agent, not later than 11:00 a.m., five (5) Business Days prior to the date of any desired issuance of a Letter of Credit in any such Eligible Currency (or such other time or date as may be agreed by such L/C Issuer in its sole discretion).  The L/C Issuer shall notify the Administrative Agent, not later than 11:00 a.m., three (3) Business Days (or such other time or date as may be reasonably agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) after receipt of such request whether it consents, in its sole discretion, to designate such Eligible Currency as an Agreed Currency.

(iii)Any failure by an L/C Issuer to respond to such request within the time period specified in the preceding sentence shall be deemed to be a refusal by such L/C Issuer to permit Letters of Credit to be issued in such requested currency.  If the applicable L/C Issuer consents to such designation of the requested Eligible Currency as an Agreed Currency, such L/C Issuer shall so notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent and such currency shall thereupon be deemed for all purposes to be an Agreed Currency for such L/C Issuer hereunder for purposes of any Letter of Credit issuances by such L/C Issuer.

(iv)If, after the designation of any Foreign Currency as an Agreed Currency for any L/C Issuer (including any designation thereof on the date hereof and any other designations made pursuant to this Section 1.08(b)), (A) currency control or other exchange regulations are imposed in the country in which such currency is issued with the result that different types of such currency are introduced, (B) such currency, in the reasonable determination of the Administrative Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, no longer qualifies as an “Eligible Currency”, (C) in the reasonable determination of the Administrative Agent, a Dollar Equivalent of such currency is not readily calculable, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower the L/C Issuers, and such currency shall no longer be an Agreed Currency for any L/C Issuer until such time as the Administrative Agent and all applicable L/C Issuers agree to reinstate such currency as an Agreed Currency, or (D) in the reasonable determination of any L/C Issuer, a Dollar Equivalent of such currency is not readily calculable, such L/C Issuer shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, and such currency shall no longer be an Agreed Currency for such L/C Issuer until such time as the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuers, as provided herein, agree to reinstate such currency as an Agreed Currency for such L/C Issuer.

(c)Change of Currency.

(i)Each obligation of the Borrower to make a payment denominated in the national currency unit of any member state of the European Union that adopts the Euro as its lawful currency after the date hereof shall be redenominated into Euro at the time of

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such adoption (in accordance with the EMU Legislation).  If, in relation to the currency of any such member state, the basis of accrual of interest expressed in this Agreement in respect of that currency shall be inconsistent with any convention or practice in the London interbank market for the basis of accrual of interest in respect of the Euro, such expressed basis shall be replaced by such convention or practice with effect from the date on which such member state adopts the Euro as its lawful currency.

(ii)Each provision of this Agreement shall be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agent may from time to time specify to be appropriate to reflect the adoption of the Euro by any member state of the European Union and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to the Euro.

(iii)Each provision of this Agreement also shall be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the Administrative Agent may from time to time specify to be appropriate to reflect a change in currency of any other country and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to the change in currency.

1.09Rates. The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to the rates in the definition of “Eurodollar Rate”.

ARTICLE II

THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

2.01The Revolving Credit Borrowings.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender severally agrees to make loans (each such loan, a “Revolving Credit Loan) to the Borrower from time to time, on any Business Day during the Availability Period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Lender's Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Revolving Credit Borrowing, (i) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Revolving Credit Facility, and (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender, plus such Lender's Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Lender's Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Lender's Commitment.  Within the limits of each Lender's Commitment, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower may borrow under this Section 2.01, prepay under Section 2.04, and reborrow under this Section 2.01.  Revolving Credit Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurodollar Rate Loans, as further provided herein

2.02Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans.

(a)Each Borrowing, each conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be made upon the Borrower's irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone.  Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 10:00 a.m. (i) three (3) Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans or of any conversion of Eurodollar Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans, and (ii) on the requested date of any

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Borrowing of Base Rate Loans.  Each telephonic notice by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.02(a) must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a written Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.  Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof.  Except as provided in Section 2.03(c), each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof.  Each Loan Notice (whether telephonic or written) shall specify (i) whether the Borrower is requesting a Revolving Credit Borrowing, a conversion of Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Revolving Credit Loans are to be converted, and (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto.  If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Loan Notice or if the Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans.  Any such automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Eurodollar Rate Loans.  If the Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans in any such Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, a Swing Line Loan may not be converted to a Eurodollar Rate Loan.

(b)Following receipt of a Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify, on the same day that the request is received from the Borrower, each Lender of the amount of its Applicable Percentage under the Revolving Credit Facility of the applicable Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans described in the preceding subsection.  In the case of a Borrowing, each Lender shall make the amount of its Applicable Percentage of the Loan available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds at the Administrative Agent's Office not later than 2:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in the applicable Loan Notice.  Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (and, if such Borrowing is the initial Credit Extension, Section 4.01), the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the Borrower in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent either by (i) crediting the account of the Borrower on the books of Wells Fargo with the amount of such funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrower; provided, however, that if, on the date the Loan Notice with respect to such Borrowing is given by the Borrower, there are L/C Borrowings outstanding, then the proceeds of such Borrowing, first, shall be applied to the payment in full of any such L/C Borrowings, and second, shall be made available to the Borrower as provided above.

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

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

(e)After giving effect to all Borrowings, all conversions of Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than six Interest Periods in effect with respect to Loans.

(f)If an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made as provided in such AutoBorrow Agreement.  

2.03Letters of Credit.

(a)The Letter of Credit Commitment.

(i)Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A) each of the L/C Issuers agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the Lenders set forth in this Section 2.03, (1) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the day that is seven days prior to the latest Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility then in effect, to issue Letters of Credit for the account of the Borrower, and to amend or extend Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with Section 2.03(b), and (2) to honor drawings under the Letters of Credit; and (B) the Lenders severally agree to participate in Letters of Credit issued for the account of the Borrower and any drawings thereunder; provided that after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension with respect to any Letter of Credit, (1) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Revolving Credit Facility, (2) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender, plus such Lender's Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Lender's Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans, shall not exceed such Lender's Commitment, (3) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations shall not exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit, (4) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations related to Letters of Credit issued by Wells Fargo shall not exceed $50,000,000, (5) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations related to Letters of Credit issued by The Bank of Nova Scotia shall not exceed $50,000,000, and (6) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations related to Letters of Credit issued by U.S. Bank National Association shall not exceed $50,000,000.  Each request by the Borrower for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be a representation by the Borrower that the L/C Credit Extension so requested complies with the conditions set forth in the proviso to the preceding sentence.  Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower's ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly the Borrower may, during the foregoing period, obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed.  All Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed to have been issued pursuant hereto, and from and after the Closing Date shall be subject to and governed by the terms and conditions hereof.  

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(ii)No L/C Issuer shall issue any Letter of Credit, if, subject to Section 2.03(b)(iii), the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would (excluding automatic extensions in the applicable Letter of Credit, which extensions are subject to annual cancellation in accordance with the terms of an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit) occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date.

(iii)No L/C Issuer shall be under any obligation to issue, renew, extend, or increase any Letter of Credit if:

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

(B)the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of such L/C Issuer;

(C)except as otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer, such Letter of Credit is in an initial stated amount less than $500,000;

(D)such Letter of Credit is to be denominated in a currency other than an Agreed Currency; or

(E)any Lender is at such time a Defaulting Lender hereunder, unless either (1) the Borrower has delivered to the Administrative Agent Cash Collateral in an amount equal to each L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv) and any other Cash Collateral then held) with respect to the Defaulting Lender or (2) such L/C Issuer has otherwise entered into arrangements satisfactory to such L/C Issuer (in its sole discretion) with the Borrower or such Lender to eliminate such L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv)) with respect to the Defaulting Lender, in either case, arising from either the Letter of Credit then proposed to be issued or that Letter of Credit and all other L/C Obligations as to which such L/C Issuer has Fronting Exposure, as it may elect in its sole discretion.

(iv)No L/C Issuer shall amend any Letter of Credit if such L/C Issuer would not be permitted at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof.

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

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

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

(i)Each Letter of Credit shall be issued or amended, as the case may be, upon the request of the Borrower delivered to the applicable L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in the form of a Letter of Credit Application, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.  Such Letter of Credit Application must be received by such L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than (i) 10:00 a.m. at least three (3) Business Days (or such later date and time as the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in their sole discretion) prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment of a Letter of Credit denominated in a Foreign Currency and (ii) 10:00 a.m. at least two (2) Business Days (or such later date and time as the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in their sole discretion) prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment of a Letter of Credit denominated in Dollars, as the case may be.  In the case of a request for an initial issuance of a Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to such L/C Issuer: (A) the proposed issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit (which shall be a Business Day); (B) the amount thereof; (C) the expiry date thereof; (D) the name and address of the beneficiary thereof; (E) the documents to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (F) the full text of any certificate to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (G) whether such Letter of Credit is to be denominated in Dollars or a Foreign Currency, and if so, which Foreign Currency; and (H) such other matters as such L/C Issuer may reasonably require.  In the case of a request for an amendment of any outstanding Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail satisfactory to such L/C Issuer (A) the Letter of Credit to be amended; (B) the proposed date of amendment thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (C) the nature of the proposed amendment; and (D) such other matters as such L/C Issuer may reasonably require.  Additionally, the Borrower shall furnish to such L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent such other documents and information pertaining to such requested Letter of Credit issuance or amendment, including any Issuer Documents, as such L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent may reasonably require.

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(ii)Promptly after receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the applicable L/C Issuer will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has received a copy of such Letter of Credit Application from the Borrower and, if not, such L/C Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof.  Unless such L/C Issuer has received written notice from any Lender, the Administrative Agent or any Loan Party, at least one (1) Business Day prior to the requested date of issuance or amendment of the applicable Letter of Credit, that one or more applicable conditions contained in Article IV shall not then be satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, such L/C Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Letter of Credit for the account of the Borrower or the applicable Subsidiary or enter into the applicable amendment, as the case may be, in each case in accordance with such L/C Issuer's usual and customary business practices.  Immediately upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the deemed issuance of any Existing Letter of Credit), each Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from such L/C Issuer a risk participation in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Lender's Applicable Percentage times the amount of such Letter of Credit.

(iii)If the Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application, such L/C Issuer may, in its sole and absolute discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic extension provisions (each, an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Extension Letter of Credit must permit such L/C Issuer to prevent any such extension at least once in each twelve-month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a day (the “Non-Extension Notice Date) in each such twelve-month period to be agreed upon at the time such Letter of Credit is issued.  Unless otherwise directed by such L/C Issuer, the Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to such L/C Issuer for any such extension.  Once an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit has been issued, the Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) such L/C Issuer to permit the extension of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the Letter of Credit Expiration Date; provided, however, that such L/C Issuer shall not permit any such extension if (A) such L/C Issuer has determined that it would not be permitted at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its revised form (as extended) under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of clause (ii) of Section 2.03(a) or otherwise), or (B) it has received notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is five (5) Business Days before the Non-Extension Notice Date (1) from the Administrative Agent that the Required Lenders have elected not to permit such extension or (2) from the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied, and in each such case directing such L/C Issuer not to permit such extension.

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

(c)Drawings and Reimbursements; Funding of Participations.

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(i)Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of any notice of a drawing under such Letter of Credit, such L/C Issuer shall notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent thereof.  Not later than 10:00 a.m. on the date of any payment by the applicable L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit (each such date, an Honor Date), the Borrower shall reimburse such L/C Issuer through the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to such drawing and in the currency made by such L/C Issuer.  If the Borrower fails to so reimburse such L/C Issuer by such time, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the Honor Date, the Dollar Equivalent of the amount of the unreimbursed drawing (the Unreimbursed Amount), and the amount of such Lender's Applicable Percentage thereof.  In such event, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans to be disbursed on the Honor Date in an amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of the Unreimbursed Amount, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified in Section 2.02 for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Loan Notice).  Any notice given by an L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 2.03(c)(i) may be given by telephone if immediately confirmed in writing; provided that the lack of such an immediate confirmation shall not affect the binding effect of such notice.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if, after the issuance of any Letter of Credit denominated in a Foreign Currency, such currency ceases to be an Agreed Currency as provided in the definition of Agreed Currency, then all payments to be made by the Borrower hereunder in such currency shall instead be made when due (either directly by the Borrower or through a deemed borrowing under clause (iii) below) in Dollars in an amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent of such payment due, it being the intention of the parties hereto that the Borrower take all risks of the imposition of any such currency control or exchange regulations.

(ii)Each Lender shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) make funds available to the Administrative Agent for the account of such L/C Issuer at the Administrative Agent's Office in an amount equal to its Applicable Percentage of the Unreimbursed Amount not later than 12:00 Noon on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Administrative Agent, whereupon, subject to the provisions of Section 2.03(c)(iii), each Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount.  The Administrative Agent shall promptly remit the funds so received to such L/C Issuer.

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

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(iv)Until each Lender funds its Revolving Credit Loan or L/C Advance pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) to reimburse an L/C Issuer for any amount drawn under any Letter of Credit, interest in respect of such Lender's Applicable Percentage of such amount shall be solely for the account of such L/C Issuer.

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

(vi)If any Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of an L/C Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(c) by the time specified in Section 2.03(c)(ii), such L/C Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to such L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by such L/C Issuer in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.  A certificate of an L/C Issuer submitted to any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (vi) shall be presumed correct absent manifest error.

(d)Repayment of Participations.

(i)At any time after an L/C Issuer has made a payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any Lender such Lender's L/C Advance in respect of such payment in accordance with Section 2.03(c), if the Administrative Agent receives for the account of such L/C Issuer any payment in respect of the related Unreimbursed Amount or interest thereon (whether directly from the Borrower or otherwise, including proceeds of Cash Collateral applied thereto by the Administrative Agent), the Administrative Agent will distribute to such Lender its Applicable Percentage thereof (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Lender's L/C Advance was outstanding) in the same funds as those received by the Administrative Agent.

(ii)If any payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of an L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered

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into by an L/C Issuer in its discretion), each Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such L/C Issuer its Applicable Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned by such Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect.  The obligations of the Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

(e)Obligations Absolute.  The obligation of the Borrower to reimburse an L/C Issuer for each drawing under each Letter of Credit and to repay each L/C Borrowing shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under all circumstances, including the following:

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

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

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

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

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

The Borrower shall promptly examine a copy of each Letter of Credit and each amendment thereto that is delivered to it and, in the event of any claim of noncompliance with the Borrower's instructions or other irregularity, the Borrower will immediately notify the L/C Issuer.

(f)Role of L/C Issuer.  Each Lender and the Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, an L/C Issuer shall not have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the

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authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document.  None of the L/C Issuers, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of an L/C Issuer shall be liable to any Lender for (i) any action taken or omitted in connection herewith at the request or with the approval of the Lenders or the Required Lenders, as applicable; (ii) any action taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct; or (iii) the due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit or Issuer Document.  The Borrower hereby assumes all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided, however, that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude the Borrower's pursuing such rights and remedies as it may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement.  None of the L/C Issuers, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of an L/C Issuer shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (v) of Section 2.03(e); provided, however, that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, the Borrower may have a claim against an L/C Issuer, and an L/C Issuer may be liable to the Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by the Borrower which the Borrower proves were caused by such L/C Issuer's willful misconduct or gross negligence or such L/C Issuer's willful failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of a sight draft and certificate(s) strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit.  In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, an L/C Issuer may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and such L/C Issuer shall not be responsible for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign a Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason.

(g)Cash Collateral.  Within three (3) Business Days following the written request of the Administrative Agent, (i) if an L/C Issuer has honored any full or partial drawing request under any Letter of Credit and such drawing has resulted in an L/C Borrowing, or (ii) if, as of seven days prior to the latest Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility then in effect, any L/C Obligation for any reason remains outstanding, the Borrower shall, in each case, immediately Cash Collateralize the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations in an amount equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount.  Sections 2.05 and 8.02(c) set forth certain additional requirements to deliver Cash Collateral hereunder.  For purposes of this Section 2.03, Section 2.05 and Section 8.02(c), “Cash Collateralize means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the applicable L/C Issuer and the Lenders, as collateral for the L/C Obligations, either (A) cash or deposit account balances pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuers (which documents are hereby consented to by the Lenders) or (B) one or more letters of credit issued by financial institutions having the same or better credit rating as the applicable L/C Issuers in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuers (which are hereby consented to by the Lenders) (either of the foregoing, Cash Collateral”).  Derivatives of such term have corresponding meanings.  The Borrower hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the L/C Issuers and the Lenders, a security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein and all proceeds of the foregoing.  Cash Collateral shall be maintained in blocked, interest bearing deposit accounts at Wells Fargo. With respect to Letters of

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Credit issued in Foreign Currencies, if the Borrower elects to provide Cash Collateral pursuant to clause (A) above, then at the election of the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall be required to deposit cash with the Administrative Agent in Dollars equal to the Dollar Equivalent of the L/C Obligations and, thereafter, deposit additional cash in Dollars at any time and from time to time as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in order to protect against the results of exchange rate fluctuations.

(h)Defaulting Lender.  At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, within three (3) Business Days following the written request of the Administrative Agent or any L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuers’ Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender (determined after giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral then held) in an amount not less than the Minimum Collateral Amount.

(i)Grant of Security Interest.  The Borrower, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender, hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the L/C Issuers, and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such Cash Collateral as security for the Defaulting Lenders’ obligation to fund participations in respect of L/C Obligations, to be applied pursuant to clause (ii) below.  If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that Cash Collateral is subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuers as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the Minimum Collateral Amount, the Borrower and the relevant Defaulting Lender will, within three (3) Business Days following written demand by the Administrative Agent, pay or provide to the Administrative Agent additional Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency (after giving effect to any Cash Collateral then held).  As to a Defaulting Lender, if such Defaulting Lender’s generally applicable policy requirements would prohibit an affirmative obligation to deposit cash collateral for such Defaulting Lender’s obligations, then such Defaulting Lender shall be considered in compliance with the foregoing cash collateral requirement if such Defaulting Lender affirmatively directs payments of amounts as provided in the “third” clause of Section 2.16(a)(ii) below.

(ii)Application.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under this Section 2.03 or Section 2.16 in respect of Letters of Credit shall be applied to the satisfaction of the Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of L/C Obligations (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) for which the Cash Collateral was so provided.

(iii)Termination of Requirement.  Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce any L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure shall no longer be required to be held as Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.03(h) following (i) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender), or (ii) the determination by the Administrative Agent and each L/C Issuer that there exists excess Cash Collateral.

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

(j)Letter of Credit Fees.  The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender in accordance with its Applicable Percentage a Letter of Credit fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee) for each Letter of Credit equal to the Applicable Rate applicable to Eurodollar Rate Loans times the Dollar Equivalent of the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit.  For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.  Letter of Credit Fees shall be (i) computed on a quarterly basis in arrears and (ii) due and payable on the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand.  If there is any change in the Applicable Rate applicable to Eurodollar Rate Loans during any quarter, the daily amount available to be drawn under each Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate applicable to Eurodollar Rate Loans separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, upon the request of the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, all Letter of Credit Fees shall accrue at the Default Rate.

(k)Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to L/C Issuer.  The Borrower shall pay directly to each applicable L/C Issuer for its own account a fronting fee with respect to each Letter of Credit, equal to the greater of (i) 0.125% per annum, computed on the stated amount of such Letter of Credit and (ii) $500.00.  Such fronting fee shall be due and payable in arrears on the last day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such day to occur after the Closing Date and on the Maturity Date.  For purposes of computing the stated amount of any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.  In addition, the Borrower shall pay directly to each applicable L/C Issuer for its own account the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of such L/C Issuer relating to letters of credit in each case as determined in accordance with such L/C Issuer's fee policy as from time to time in effect.  Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable on demand and are nonrefundable.

(l)For purposes of calculating the Letter of Credit Fees and fronting fees and under this Section 2.03, the face amount of each Letter of Credit made in a Foreign Currency shall be at any time the Dollar Equivalent of such Letter of Credit as determined on the most recent Computation Date with respect to such Letter of Credit.

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

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a Subsidiary, the Borrower shall be obligated to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer hereunder for any and all drawings under such Letter of Credit.  The Borrower hereby acknowledges that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of the Borrower, and that the Borrower's business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Subsidiaries.

2.04Voluntary Prepayments.  (a) The Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (i) such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 10:00 a.m. (A) three (3) Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans and (B) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (ii) any prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof; and (iii) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding.  Each such notice shall specify the date (which shall be a Business Day) and amount of such prepayment, the Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid and shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit H.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender's ratable portion (based on such Lender's Applicable Percentage in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility).  If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.  Any prepayment of a Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest to the date of prepayment on the amount prepaid, and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05.  

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

2.05Mandatory Prepayments. If for any reason, the Total Outstandings at any time exceed the Revolving Credit Facility then in effect, the Borrower shall immediately prepay Revolving Credit Loans, Swing Line Loans and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in an aggregate amount equal to such excess; provided, however, that the Borrower shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations pursuant to this Section 2.05 unless after the prepayment in full of the Revolving Credit Loans the Total Outstandings exceed the Revolving Credit Facility.  If an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, the Borrower shall make such mandatory prepayments of Swing Line Loans which may be required under such AutoBorrow Agreement.

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2.06Termination or Reduction of Commitments.  

(a)The Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, terminate the Revolving Credit Facility, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit, or from time to time permanently reduce the Revolving Credit Facility, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. five (5) Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $10,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, and (iii) the Borrower shall not terminate or reduce (A) the Revolving Credit Facility if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Total Outstandings would exceed the Revolving Credit Facility, (B) the Letter of Credit Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto, the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations not fully Cash Collateralized hereunder would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit, or (C) the Swing Line Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Outstanding Amount of Swing Line Loans would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Lenders of any termination or reduction of the Letter of Credit Sublimit, Swing Line Sublimit or the Commitment under this Section 2.06(a).  Upon any reduction of the Commitments, the Commitment of each Lender shall be reduced by such Lender's Applicable Percentage of such reduction amount.  All fees in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Revolving Credit Facility shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

(b)On the Maturity Date, the Commitments shall automatically terminate in full.  All fees in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility accrued until such Maturity Date shall be paid on such Maturity Date to all Lenders.    

2.07Repayment of Loans.  

(a)Revolving Credit Loans.  On the Maturity Date, the Borrower shall prepay all outstanding Revolving Credit Loans owing to the Lenders.

(b)Swing Line Loans.  The Borrower shall repay each Swing Line Loan on the Swing Line Payment Date.

2.08Interest.

(a)Subject to the provisions of Section 2.08(b), (i) each Eurodollar Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the Eurodollar Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate; and (ii) each Base Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate and (iii) each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate for the Revolving Credit Facility.

(b)(i)If any amount of principal of any Loan is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, such amount shall thereafter, so long as such amount remains unpaid, bear interest at a fluctuating

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interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

(ii)If any Event of Default under Section 8.01(f) with respect to the Borrower occurs and is continuing, then the Borrower shall pay interest on the principal amount of all outstanding Obligations hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

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

(iv)Upon the request of the Required Lenders, so long as any Event of Default is continuing (except as set forth in clause (ii) above), the Borrower shall pay interest on the principal amount of all outstanding Obligations hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.  

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

(c)Interest on each Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified herein.  Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law.

2.09Fees.  Except as provided in Section 10.13, in addition to certain fees described in subsections (j) and (k) of Section 2.03:

(a)Commitment Fees.  

(i)The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender (other than a Defaulting Lender) in accordance with its Applicable Percentage, a commitment fee equal to the Applicable Rate times the actual daily amount by which the Revolving Credit Facility exceeds the sum of (i) the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans and (ii) the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations.  For the avoidance of doubt, Swing Line Loans are not deducted from Revolving Credit Facility when calculating the commitment fee under this Section 2.09(a)(i).  The commitment fee provided in this clause (i) shall accrue at all times during the Availability Period, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article IV is not met, and shall be due and payable in arrears (1) at the end of each calendar quarter occurring during the Availability Period, commencing with the first such date to occur after the Closing Date, and (2) with respect to the commitment fees owing to the Lenders, on the Maturity Date.  

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(ii)The commitment fees provided under this Section 2.09(a) shall be calculated quarterly in arrears, and if there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the actual daily amount shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.

(b)Other Fees.  

(i)The Borrower shall pay to the Arrangers, the Administrative Agent and the other parties thereto for their own respective accounts fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the applicable Fee Letters.  Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.

(ii)The Borrower shall pay to the Lenders such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing in the amounts and at the times so specified.  Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.

2.10Computation of Interest and Fees.  All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans when the Base Rate is determined by Wells Fargo's “prime rate” shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed.  All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365-day year).  Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 2.12(a), bear interest for one day.  Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be presumed correct and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

2.11Evidence of Debt.

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

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(b)In addition to the accounts and records referred to in Section 2.11(a), each Lender and the Administrative Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records evidencing the purchases and sales by such Lender of participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans.  In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by the Administrative Agent and the accounts and records of any Lender in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.

(c)The indebtedness of the Borrower to the Swing Line Lender resulting from Swing Line Loans shall be evidenced by the Swing Line Note.

2.12Payments Generally; Administrative Agent's Clawback.

(a)General.  All payments to be made by the Borrower shall be made without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrower hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent's Office in Dollars and in immediately available funds not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date specified herein.  The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Applicable Percentage (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender's Lending Office.  All payments received by the Administrative Agent after 1:00 p.m. shall be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue.  If any payment to be made by the Borrower shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be.

(b)(i)Funding by Lenders; Presumption by Administrative Agent.  Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender's share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with Section 2.02 and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount.  In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans.  If the Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrower the amount of such interest paid by the Borrower for such period.  If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender's Loan included in such Borrowing.  Any payment by the Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.

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

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

(c)Failure to Satisfy Conditions Precedent.  If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article IV are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.

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

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

2.13Sharing of Payments by Lenders.  Subject to Sections 2.16 and 10.08, if any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of the Loans made by it, or the participations in L/C Obligations held by it resulting in such Lender's receiving payment of a proportion of the aggregate amount of such Loans or participations and accrued interest thereon greater than its pro rata share thereof as provided herein, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and subparticipations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans of the other Lenders, or

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make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Loans and other amounts owing them, provided that:

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

(b)the provisions of this Section 2.13 shall not be construed to apply to (x) any payment made by the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender) or (y) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or subparticipations in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans to any assignee or participant, other than to the Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section 2.13 shall apply).

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

2.14Increase in Revolving Credit Facility.

(a)Request for Increase. Provided no Default has occurred and is continuing, upon notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the applicable Lenders), the Borrower may from time to time request an increase in the Revolving Credit Facility; provided that (i) after giving effect to all such increases, the Aggregate Commitments of all Lenders under the Revolving Credit Facility shall not at any time exceed $900,000,000, (ii) any such request for an increase shall be in a minimum amount of $10,000,000, or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, and (iii) the Borrower may make a maximum of three such requests.  At the time of sending such notice, the Borrower (in consultation with the Administrative Agent) shall specify the time period within which each Lender is requested to respond (which shall in no event be less than ten (10) Business Days from the date of delivery of such notice to the Lenders).

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

(c)Notification by Administrative Agent; Additional Lenders.  The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and each Lender of the Lenders' responses to each request made hereunder.  To achieve the full amount of a requested increase and subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuers and the Swing Line Lender (which approvals shall not be unreasonably withheld), the Borrower may also invite additional Eligible

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Assignees to become Lenders pursuant to a joinder agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel.

(d)Effective Date and Allocations.  If the Revolving Credit Facility is increased in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall determine the effective date (the “Increase Effective Date) and the final allocation of such increase.  The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the final allocation of such increase and the Increase Effective Date.

(e)Conditions to Effectiveness of Increase.  As a condition precedent to such increase, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent (i) a certificate of each Loan Party dated as of the Increase Effective Date signed by a Responsible Officer of such Loan Party (A) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such increase, and (B) in the case of the Borrower, certifying that, before and after giving effect to such increase, (1) the representations and warranties contained in Article V and the other Loan Documents are true and correct on and as of the Increase Effective Date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01, and (2) no Default exists, (ii) new Revolving Credit Notes to each Lender who requests a Note, to the extent required as a result of the increase in the Revolving Credit Facility and (iii) an opinion of counsel as to the corporate (or partnership or limited liability company) authorization of the Borrower and the Guarantors of the increase, substantively in the form delivered on the Closing Date.  The Borrower shall prepay any Revolving Credit Loans outstanding on the Increase Effective Date (and pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05) to the extent necessary to keep the outstanding Revolving Credit Loans ratable with any revised Applicable Percentages arising from any nonratable increase in the Commitments under this Section.  

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

2.15Swing Line Loans.

(a)The Swing Line.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, and if an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, subject to the terms and conditions of such AutoBorrow Agreement, the Swing Line Lender may in its sole and absolute discretion, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Lenders set forth in this Section 2.15, make loans (each such loan and each transfer of funds pursuant to any AutoBorrow Agreement, a “Swing Line Loan) to the Borrower from time to time on any Business Day during the Availability Period in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of the Swing Line Sublimit, notwithstanding the fact that such Swing Line Loans, when aggregated with the Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans and L/C Obligations of the Lender acting as Swing Line Lender, may exceed the amount of such Lender's Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Swing Line Loan, (i) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Revolving Credit Facility at such time, and (ii)  the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender at such time, plus such Lender's Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding

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Amount of all L/C Obligations at such time, plus such Lender's Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans at such time shall not exceed such Lender's Commitment, and provided, further, that the Borrower shall not use the proceeds of any Swing Line Loan to refinance any outstanding Swing Line Loan.  Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof and, if an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, such additional terms and conditions of such AutoBorrow Agreement, the Borrower may borrow under this Section 2.15, prepay under Section 2.04, and reborrow under this Section 2.15.  Each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest only at a rate based on the Base Rate.  Immediately upon the making of a Swing Line Loan, each Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the Swing Line Lender a risk participation in such Swing Line Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Lender's Applicable Percentage times the amount of such Swing Line Loan.  If an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect and any of the terms of this Section 2.15(a) conflict with such AutoBorrow Agreement, the terms of such AutoBorrow Agreement shall govern and control.  No Lender shall have any rights or obligations under any AutoBorrow Agreement, but each Lender shall have the obligation to purchase and fund risk participations in the Swing Line Loans and to refinance Swing Line Loans as provided in this Agreement.  Borrower shall have the sole right to determine whether a Loan is funded as a Swing Line Loan or as a Loan.

(b)Borrowing Procedures.  Each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made upon the Borrower's irrevocable notice to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone.  Each such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. on the requested borrowing date, and shall specify (i) the amount to be borrowed, which shall be a minimum of $100,000, and (ii) the requested borrowing date, which shall be a Business Day.  Each such telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent of a written Swing Line Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.  Promptly after receipt by the Swing Line Lender of any telephonic Swing Line Loan Notice, the Swing Line Lender will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has also received such Swing Line Loan Notice and, if not, the Swing Line Lender will notify the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) of the contents thereof.  Unless the Swing Line Lender has received notice (by telephone or in writing) from the Administrative Agent (including at the request of any Lender) prior to 2:00 p.m. on the date of the proposed Swing Line Borrowing (A) directing the Swing Line Lender not to make such Swing Line Loan as a result of the limitations set forth in the first proviso to the first sentence of Section 2.15(a), or (B) that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Article IV is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Lender will, not later than 3:00 p.m. on the borrowing date specified in such Swing Line Loan Notice, make the amount of its Swing Line Loan available to the Borrower at its office by crediting the account of the Borrower on the books of the Swing Line Lender in immediately available funds.

(c)Refinancing of Swing Line Loans.  (i)  The Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, on behalf of the Borrower (which hereby irrevocably authorizes the Swing Line Lender to so request on its behalf), or the Borrower at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, that each Lender make a Base Rate Loan in an amount equal to such Lender's Applicable Percentage of the amount of Swing Line Loans then outstanding.  Such request shall be made in writing (which written request shall be deemed to be a Loan Notice for purposes hereof) and in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.02,

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without regard to the minimum and multiples specified therein for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Aggregate Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  The Swing Line Lender or the Borrower, as applicable, shall furnish to the other a copy of the applicable Loan Notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent.  Each Lender shall make an amount equal to its Applicable Percentage of the amount specified in such Loan Notice available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds for the account of the Swing Line Lender at the Administrative Agent's Office not later than 1:00 p.m. on the day specified in such Loan Notice, whereupon, subject to Section 2.15(c)(ii), each Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount.  The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the Swing Line Lender.

(ii)If for any reason any Swing Line Loan cannot be refinanced by such a Revolving Credit Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.15(c)(i), the request for Base Rate Loans submitted by the Swing Line Lender or the Borrower as set forth herein shall be deemed to be a request by the Swing Line Lender that each of the Lenders fund its risk participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan and each Lender's payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.15(c)(i) shall be deemed payment in respect of such participation.

(iii)If any Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.15(c) by the time specified in Section 2.15(c)(i), the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the Swing Line Lender at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Swing Line Lender in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Swing Line Lender in connection with the foregoing.  If such Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender's Loan included in the relevant Borrowing or funded participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan, as the case may be.  A certificate of the Swing Line Lender submitted to any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be presumed correct absent manifest error.

(iv)Each Lender's obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans or to purchase and fund risk participations in Swing Line Loans pursuant to this Section 2.15(c) shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender may have against the Swing Line Lender, the Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Lender's obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to this Section 2.15(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  No such funding of

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risk participations shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrower to repay Swing Line Loans, together with interest as provided herein.

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

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

(e)Interest for Account of Swing Line Lender.  The Swing Line Lender shall be responsible for invoicing the Borrower for interest on the Swing Line Loans.  Until each Lender funds its Base Rate Loan or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.15 to refinance such Lender's Applicable Percentage of any Swing Line Loan, interest in respect of such Applicable Percentage shall be solely for the account of the Swing Line Lender.

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

(g)Discretionary Nature of the Swing Line Facility.  Notwithstanding any terms to the contrary contained herein or in any AutoBorrow Agreement, the Swing Line facility provided herein or in any AutoBorrow Agreement (i) is an uncommitted facility and the Swing Line Lender may, but shall not be obligated to, make Swing Line Loans, and (ii) may be terminated at any time by the Swing Line Lender or Borrower upon written notice by the terminating party to the non-terminating party.

2.16Defaulting Lenders.

(a)Defaulting Lender Adjustments.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as that Lender is not a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 10.13(a), to the extent not prohibited by applicable Law:

(i)Waivers and Amendments.  That Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definitions of Required Lenders and Required Lenders and in Sections 10.01 and 10.13(c)(ii).

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(ii)Reallocation of Payments.  Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of that Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article VIII or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 10.08), shall, in lieu of being distributed to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(a) or such other provision of this Agreement applicable with respect to the distribution thereof, be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by that Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by that Defaulting Lender to the L/C Issuers or Swing Line Lender hereunder; third, if so determined by the Administrative Agent or requested by any L/C Issuer (after giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral then held), to Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuers’ Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 2.03(h); fourth, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, and applied to such Loans in such manner as determined by the Administrative Agent, or, so long as the amount of the Cash Collateral at such time is equal to the Fronting Exposure for all Defaulting Lenders at such time, to substitute for and release to the Borrower on a dollar-for-dollar basis, Cash Collateral previously provided by the Borrower with respect to the applicable Defaulting Lender (subject to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer, and such substituted amounts otherwise satisfying the requirements to constitute Cash Collateral hereunder); fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to be held in an interest bearing deposit account and released pro rata in order to (x) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement and (y) Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuers’ future Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 2.03(h); sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing hereunder or any other Loan Document to the Lenders, the L/C Issuers or Swing Line Lender from, or as a result of, any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, the L/C Issuers or Swing Line Lender against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to hereunder or any other Loan Document to any Loan Party from, or as a result of, any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Loan Party against, that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to that Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that, with respect to this clause eighth if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or L/C Borrowings in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share and (y) such Loans or L/C Borrowings were made at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and L/C Borrowings owed to, all non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or L/C Borrowings owed to, that Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments under the Revolving Credit Facility without giving effect to Section 2.16(a)(iv).  Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.16(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by that Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.  

(iii)Certain Fees.  With respect to fees not payable to a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 10.13(c), the Borrower shall (x) pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each non-Defaulting Lender that portion of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans that has been reallocated to such non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (iv) below, (y) pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender, as applicable, the amount of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to such L/C Issuer’s or Swing Line Lender’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender and (z) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such fee.

(iv)Reallocation of Applicable Percentages to Reduce Fronting Exposure.  All or any part of such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans shall be reallocated among the non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) but only to the extent that (x) the conditions set forth in Section 4.02(b) are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless the Borrower shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, the Borrower shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time), and (y) such reallocation does not cause the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any non-Defaulting Lender to exceed such non-Defaulting Lender’s Commitment.  Subject to Section 10.20, no reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a non-Defaulting Lender as a result of such non-Defaulting Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation.

(v)Cash Collateral, Repayment of Swing Line Loans.  If the reallocation described in clause (iv) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrower shall, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under law, (x) first, prepay Swing Line Loans in an amount equal to the Swing Line Lenders’ Fronting Exposure and (y) second, Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuers’ Fronting Exposure in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.03(h).

(b)Rights and Remedies against a Defaulting Lender.  The Borrower may replace or remove any Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 10.13.  The rights and remedies against, and with respect to, a Defaulting Lender under this Section 2.16, are in addition to, and cumulative of, all other rights and remedies that the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender, any Lender, any L/C Issuer, the Borrower or any other Loan Party may, at any time, have against, or with respect to, such Defaulting Lender.

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2.17Extension of Maturity Date.

(a)Not earlier than 90 days prior to, nor later than 30 days prior to, each anniversary of the Closing Date, the Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders), request a one year extension of the Maturity Date then in effect.  This option may be exercised only twice.  Within 30 days of delivery of such notice, each Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent whether or not it consents to such extension (which consent may be given or withheld in such Lender’s sole and absolute discretion).  Any Lender not responding within the above time period shall be deemed not to have consented to such extension.  The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the Lenders’ responses.

(b)The Maturity Date shall be extended only if the consenting Lenders (the Consenting Lenders”) constitute Required Lenders.  If so extended, the Maturity Date, as to the Consenting Lenders, shall be extended to the same date in the following year, effective as of the anniversary of the Closing Date applicable to such extension request (such extended Maturity Date being the “Extension Maturity Date).  All non-consenting Lenders (“Non-Consenting Lenders”) shall continue to be subject to the Maturity Date in effect prior to the effectiveness of the Extension Maturity Date (such existing Maturity Date being the “Present Maturity Date).  The Borrower shall pay or prepay all Credit Extensions, interest thereon and all other amounts due each Non-Consenting Lender on or before the Present Maturity Date, and, if after giving effect thereto, the Outstanding Amounts exceed the Commitments of the Consenting Lenders the Borrower shall prepay the Borrowings in the amount of such excess, together with all accrued and unpaid interest thereon (or if no Borrowings are then outstanding, Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations to the extent such L/C Obligations exceed the Commitments of the Consenting Lenders, which Cash Collateral shall be released to the Borrower thereafter to the extent such L/C Obligations are decreased in amount).  The Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall promptly confirm to the Lenders such extension and the Extension Maturity Date.  As conditions precedent to such extension, (i) the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of the Borrower signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower (i) certifying that such extension is within the Borrower’s corporate authority and has been duly authorized by appropriate governing action and proceedings and (ii) certifying that, before and after giving effect to such extension, (A) the representations and warranties contained in Article IV and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (except to the extent that such representation and warranty is qualified by materiality, in which case they shall have been true and correct in all respects), except to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate solely to an earlier date, in which case they shall have been true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.17, the representations and warranties contained in Sections 5.05(a) and (b) shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to Section 6.01, and (B) no Default has occurred and is continuing, (ii) the Borrower, each Consenting Lender, and the Administrative Agent shall enter into an agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, to evidence such extension and (iii) the Borrower shall pay such fees as to be mutually agreed and any expenses due under Section 10.04 as of the date such extension is exercised (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree).  If the Maturity Date has been extended, then on the Present Maturity Date, each Consenting Lender shall automatically be deemed to have purchased participations in each Letter of Credit, the related L/C Obligations, and each Swing Line Loan equal to such Consenting

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Lender’s Applicable Percentage thereof after giving effect to the departure of the Non-Consenting Lenders and the elimination of their Commitments.

(c)Notwithstanding anything in this Section 2.17 to the contrary, the Maturity Date and the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, as such terms are used in reference to any L/C Issuer or any Letter of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer or in reference to the Swing Line Lender or any Swing Line Loans, may not be extended with respect to any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender without the prior written consent of such L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender, as applicable (it being understood and agreed that, in the event any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender, as applicable, shall not have consented to any request for extension of the Maturity Date, (A) such L/C Issuer shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an L/C Issuer hereunder, and the Swing Line Lender shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of the Swing Line Lender hereunder, in each case through the applicable Present Maturity Date (or the Letter of Credit Expiration Date determined on the basis thereof), and thereafter shall have no obligation to issue, amend, extend or renew any Letter of Credit or to make any Swing Line Loan, as applicable (but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.03, 2.15, 3.01, 3.04, and 10.04 as to Letters of Credit issued or Swing Line Loans made prior to such time), and (B) the Borrower shall cause the amount of such L/C Issuer’s L/C Obligations to be zero (unless such Letter of Credit has been cash collateralized in a manner acceptable to the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer or other arrangements with respect thereto have been made that are satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer) no later than the day on which such L/C Obligations would have been required to have been reduced to zero in accordance with the terms hereof without giving effect to the effectiveness of the extension of the applicable Present Maturity Date pursuant to this Section (and, in any event, no later than such Present Maturity Date) and shall repay the principal amount of all outstanding Swing Line Loans, together with any accrued interest thereon, on such Present Maturity Date).

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

(e)The Borrower shall prepay any L/C Advances outstanding on the Present Maturity Date (and pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05) or borrow additional amounts to the extent necessary to keep outstanding Revolving Credit Loans ratable with any revised and new Commitment of all Consenting Lenders effective as of the Present Maturity Date.

ARTICLE III

TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

3.01Taxes.

(a)Defined Terms.  For purposes of this Section 3.01, the term Lender” includes any L/C Issuer and the term “applicable law” includes FATCA.

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deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except for Taxes required to be deducted under by applicable law.  If any applicable law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable Withholding Agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a Withholding Agent, then the applicable Withholding Agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after such deduction or withholding has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.

(c)Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrower.  The Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.

(d)Indemnification by the Borrower.  The Borrower shall indemnify each Recipient, within 30 days after written demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Failure or delay on the part of any Recipient to demand payment pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Recipient’s right to demand such payment; provided that, no Recipient shall be indemnified for any Indemnified Taxes the demand for which is made to the Borrower later than 180 days after the later of (i) the date on which the relevant Governmental Authority makes written demand upon such Recipient for payment of such Indemnified Taxes, and (ii) the date on which such Recipient has made payment of such Indemnified Taxes.

(e)Indemnification by the Lenders.  Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within 10 days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 10.06(d) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this paragraph (e).

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(f)Evidence of Payments.  As soon as reasonably practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Loan Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 3.01, such Loan Party shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

(g)Status of Lenders.  (i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding.  In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 3.01(g)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender or is prohibited by the applicable law of such Lender’s jurisdiction.

(ii) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,

 

(A) any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter at the time or times prescribed by applicable law or upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of IRS Form W-9 (or any successor form) certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding Tax;

 

(B) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter at the time or times prescribed by applicable law or upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

 

(i) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income Tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E (or any successor form), as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document,

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IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E (or any successor form), as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the business profits or other income article of such Tax treaty;

 

(ii) executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI (or any successor form);

 

(iii) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit I-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E (or any successor form), as applicable; or

 

(iv) to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY (or any successor form), accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI (or any successor form), IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E (or any successor form), as applicable, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit I-2 or Exhibit I-3, IRS Form W-9 (or any successor form), and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit I-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;

 

(C) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such numbe