EX-10.2 4 exhibit102-fourthamendment.htm EX-10.2 Document
Exhibit 10.2

EXECUTION VERSION
FOURTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

    THIS FOURTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) dated as of June 11, 2021, by and among SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST (f/k/a HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST), a real estate investment trust formed under the laws of the State of Maryland (the “Borrower”), the Guarantors solely for the purpose of Section 11 hereof, each of the financial institutions party hereto and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent (the “Administrative Agent”).

    WHEREAS, the Borrower, the Lenders, the Administrative Agent and certain other parties have entered into that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of May 10, 2018 (as amended by that certain First Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of September 17, 2019, that certain Second Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of May 8, 2020, and that certain Third Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of November 5, 2020, and as further amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified prior to the date hereof, the “Credit Agreement”); and

    WHEREAS, as permitted by Section 12.6. of the Credit Agreement, the parties hereto desire to amend the Credit Agreement subject to the terms and conditions of this Amendment (the Credit Agreement as so amended, the “Amended Credit Agreement”);

    NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged by the parties hereto, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

    Section 1. Amendments to Credit Agreement. Subject to the conditions precedent set forth in Section 2 below, as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the Credit Agreement is hereby amended to delete the red font stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and to add the blue font double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto such that, immediately after giving effect to this Amendment, the Amended Credit Agreement will read as set forth in Exhibit A.

    Section 2. Conditions Precedent. The effectiveness of this Amendment is subject to (i) the truth and accuracy of the representations set forth in Section 3 below and (ii) the Administrative Agent’s receipt of each of the following, each of which shall be in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (the first date on which each of the conditions pursuant to the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii) shall have been satisfied, the “Fourth Amendment Effective Date”):

    (a)    a counterpart of this Amendment duly executed by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Requisite Lenders;
    
    (b)    an opinion of Sullivan & Worcester LLP, as counsel to the Borrower and the other Loan Parties, and an opinion of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, as special Maryland counsel to the Borrower, in each case addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and covering such matters as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request;





    (c)    the side letter agreement, dated as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Requisite Lenders (the “Side Letter”), duly executed by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower;

    (d)    evidence that all fees, expenses and reimbursement amounts due and payable to the Administrative Agent and any of the Lenders in connection with this Amendment have been paid;

(e)    all information requested by the Administrative Agent and each Lender in order to comply with applicable “know your customer” and Anti-Money Laundering Laws and regulations, including without limitation, the Patriot Act, in each case, at least five (5) Business Days prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date; and

(f)    such other documents, agreements, instruments, certificates or other confirmations as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.

    Section 3. Representations and Warranties. The Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that:

    (a)    Authorization. The Borrower has the right and power, and has taken all necessary action to authorize it, to execute and deliver this Amendment and to perform its obligations hereunder and under the Amended Credit Agreement in accordance with their respective terms. This Amendment has been duly executed and delivered by a duly authorized officer of the Borrower and each of this Amendment and the Amended Credit Agreement is a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Borrower enforceable against the Borrower in accordance with its respective terms except as (i) the enforceability thereof may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and (ii) the availability of equitable remedies may be limited by equitable principles of general applicability.

    (b)    Compliance with Laws, etc. The execution and delivery by the Borrower of this Amendment and the performance by the Borrower of this Amendment and the Amended Credit Agreement in accordance with their respective terms, do not and will not, by the passage of time, the giving of notice or otherwise: (i) require any Governmental Approval or violate any Applicable Law (including Environmental Laws) relating to the Borrower or any other Loan Party; (ii) conflict with, result in a breach of or constitute a default under the organizational documents of Borrower or any other Loan Party, or any indenture, agreement or other instrument to which the Borrower or any other Loan Party is a party or by which it or any of its respective properties may be bound; or (iii) result in or require the creation or imposition of any Lien upon or with respect to any property now owned or hereafter acquired by the Borrower or any other Loan Party other than in favor of the Administrative Agent for its benefit and the benefit of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks.

    (c)    No Default. No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing as of the date hereof or will exist immediately after giving effect to this Amendment.

Section 4. Certain References. Each reference to the Credit Agreement in any of the Loan Documents shall be deemed to be a reference to the Amended Credit Agreement. This Amendment is a Loan Document.

    Section 5. Costs and Expenses. The Borrower shall reimburse the Administrative Agent for all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred by the
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Administrative Agent in connection with the preparation, negotiation and execution of this Amendment and the other agreements and documents executed and delivered in connection herewith.

    Section 6. Benefits. This Amendment shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.

    Section 7. GOVERNING LAW. THIS AMENDMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS EXECUTED, AND TO BE FULLY PERFORMED, IN SUCH STATE.

    Section 8. Effect. Except as expressly herein amended, the terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents remain in full force and effect. The amendment contained herein shall be deemed to have prospective application only. The Amended Credit Agreement is hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects. Nothing in this Amendment shall limit, impair or constitute a waiver of the rights, powers or remedies available to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders under the Amended Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document.

    Section 9. Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original and shall be binding upon all parties, their successors and assigns.

    Section 10. Electronic Signatures. The words “execute,” “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” and words of like import in or related to any document to be signed by any Lender, Titled Agent, Issuing Bank or Swingline Lender (collectively, the “Lender Parties”) in connection with this Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to include electronic signatures, the electronic matching of assignment terms and contract formations on electronic platforms approved by the Administrative Agent, or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature of such Lender Party or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system with respect to such Lender Party, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; provided that notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the Administrative Agent is under no obligation to agree to accept electronic signatures from any Lender Party in any form or in any format unless expressly agreed to by the Administrative Agent pursuant to procedures approved by it. Each of the undersigned hereby (i) agrees that, for all purposes, electronic images of this Amendment (including with respect to any of the Lender Parties’ signature pages thereto) shall have the same legal effect, validity, admissibility into evidence and enforceability as any paper original, and (ii) waives any argument, defense or right to contest the validity, admissibility into evidence or enforceability of this Amendment based solely on the lack of paper original copies hereof, including with respect to any of the Lender Parties’ signatures hereto.

    Section 11. Confirmation of Guaranty. Each Guarantor (i) confirms its obligations under the Guaranty, (ii) confirms that its obligations under the Amended Credit Agreement constitute “Obligations” (as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement) and “Guarantied Obligations” (as defined in the Guaranty), (iii) confirms its guarantee of the Obligations under the Guaranty, (iv) confirms that its obligations under the Amended Credit Agreement are entitled to the benefits of the guarantee set forth in the Guaranty, (v) agrees that the Amended Credit Agreement is the “Credit Agreement” under and for all
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purposes of the Guaranty, (vi) confirms that is has received reasonably equivalent value for the Guaranteed Obligations it has incurred, which reasonably equivalent value includes, without limitation, the availability of extensions of credit for the working capital needs of such Guarantor pursuant to the terms of the Loan Documents, and (vii) confirms that the incurrence by such Guarantor of its Guaranteed Obligations does not result in any fraudulent transfer or fraudulent conveyance within the meaning of any applicable federal or state statute or the interpretation thereof or relevant common law. Each Guarantor, by its execution of this Amendment, hereby confirms that the Obligations shall remain in full force and effect.

    Section 12. Side Letter. The undersigned Lenders constituting Requisite Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into the Side Letter by and between the Administrative Agent and the Borrower. The Lenders shall be bound by, and will not take any action contrary to, the provisions of the Side Letter to the same extent as if each Lender were a party thereto.

    Section 13. Definitions. All capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein are used herein with the respective definitions given them in the Amended Credit Agreement.


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    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement to be executed as of the date first above written.


SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST


By:/s/ Brian E. Donley
Name: Brian E. Donley
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer



Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



BANNER NEWCO LLC
CAMBRIDGE TRS, INC.
HARBOR COURT ASSOCIATES, LLC
HIGHWAY VENTURES BORROWER LLC
HIGHWAY VENTURES LLC
HIGHWAY VENTURES PROPERTIES LLC
HIGHWAY VENTURES PROPERTIES TRUST
HPT CAMBRIDGE LLC
HPT CLIFT TRS LLC
HPT CW MA REALTY LLC
HPT CY TRS, INC.
HPT GEARY ABC HOLDINGS LLC
HPT GEARY PROPERTIES TRUST
HPT IHG CHICAGO PROPERTY LLC
HPT IHG GA PROPERTIES LLC
HPT IHG-2 PROPERTIES TRUST
HPT IHG-3 PROPERTIES LLC
HPT SN HOLDING, INC.
HPT STATE STREET TRS LLC
HPT SUITE PROPERTIES TRUST
HPT TA PROPERTIES LLC
HPT TA PROPERTIES TRUST
HPT TRS IHG-2, INC.
HPT TRS INC.
HPT TRS MRP, INC.
HPT TRS SPES II, INC.
HPT TRS WYN, INC.
HPT WACKER DRIVE TRS LLC
HPTCY PROPERTIES TRUST
HPTMI HAWAII, INC.
HPTMI PROPERTIES TRUST
HPTWN PROPERTIES TRUST
ROYAL SONESTA, INC.
SVC GATEHALL DRIVE TRS LLC
SVC HOLDINGS LLC
SVC JERSEY CITY TRS LLC
SVC MORRIS PLAINS TRS LLC
SVC NANUET TRS LLC
SVC NJ TRS LLC
SVC RANDOLPH STREET TRS LLC
SVC REDONDO BEACH TRS LLC
SVCN 2 LLC
SVCN 3 LLC
SVCN 5 LLC,

each as a Guarantor

Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



By:/s/ Brian E. Donley
Name: Brian E. Donley
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



HPT CW MA REALTY TRUST, as a guarantor

By:/s/ Brian E. Donley
Name: Brian E. Donley
Title: as a trustee and not individually

Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent, as Issuing Bank, as Swingline Lender, and as a Lender


By:/s/ Anand J. Jobanputra
Name: Anand J. Jobanputra
Title: Managing Director


Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Issuing Bank, as Swingline Lender, and as a Lender

By:/s/ Shari L Reams-Henofer
Name: Shari L Reams-Henofer
Title: Senior Vice President


Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, as Issuing Bank, as Swingline Lender, and as a Lender

By:/s/ William Behuniak
Name: William Behuniak
Title: Authorized Signatory

Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Issuing Bank, as Swingline Lender, and as a Lender

By:/s/ Kyle Pearson
Name: Kyle Pearson
Title: Vice President

Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



SIGNATURE PAGE TO FOURTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT, AMONG SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST, EACH LENDER PARTY HERETO AND WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

Name of Institution: The Bank of East Asia, Limited,
as a Lender

By:/s/ Chong Tan
Name: Chong Tan
Title: Senior Vice President


By:/s/ Danny Leung
Name: Danny Leung
Title: Senior Vice President


Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



SIGNATURE PAGE TO FOURTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT, AMONG SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST, EACH LENDER PARTY HERETO AND WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

Name of Institution: U.S. Bank, National Association,
as a Lender

By:/s/ Joseph L. Hord
Name: Joseph L. Hord
Title: Senior Vice President


Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



SIGNATURE PAGE TO FOURTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT, AMONG SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST, EACH LENDER PARTY HERETO AND WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

Name of Institution: REGIONS BANK,
as a Lender

By:/s/ c. Vincent Hughes, Jr.
Name: C. Vincent Hughes, Jr.
Title: Vice President


Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



SIGNATURE PAGE TO FOURTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT, AMONG SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST, EACH LENDER PARTY HERETO AND WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

Name of Institution: MIZUHO BANK, LTD.,
as a Lender

By:/s/ Donna DeMagistris
Name: Donna DeMagistris
Title: Authorized Signatory
Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



SIGNATURE PAGE TO FOURTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT, AMONG SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST, EACH LENDER PARTY HERETO AND WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

Name of Institution: Berkshire Bank,
as a Lender

By:/s/ F. Clarke Cronin
Name: F. Clarke Cronin
Title: S.V.P.
Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



SIGNATURE PAGE TO FOURTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT, AMONG SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST, EACH LENDER PARTY HERETO AND WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

Name of Institution: UBS AG, Stamford Branch,
as a Lender

By:/s/ Anthony Joseph
Name: Anthony Joseph
Title: Associate Director

By:/s/ Ken Chin
Name: Ken Chin
Title: Director

Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



SIGNATURE PAGE TO FOURTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT, AMONG SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST, EACH LENDER PARTY HERETO AND WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd,
Los Angeles Branch
as a Lender

By:/s/ Yi-Ming Ko
Name: Yi-Ming Ko
Title: SVP & GM

Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.
New York Branch, as a Lender


By:/s/ Pi-Kai Liu
Name: Pi-Kai Liu
Title: AVP

Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



SIGNATURE PAGE TO FOURTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT, AMONG SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST, EACH LENDER PARTY HERETO AND WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

Name of Institution: BARCLAYS BANK PLC,
as a Lender

By:/s/ Anh Tran
Name: Anh Tran
Title: Assistant Vice President


Signature Page to Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement



EXHIBIT A

Amended Credit Agreement

[To be attached]


        




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Revolving Credit Loan Number/ CUSIP Number: 1005467/ 44106VAC6
Term Loan Number/ CUSIP Number: 1006744/ 44016VAE2

EXECUTION VERSION
CONFORMED COPY OF SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
Dated as of May 10, 2018
conformed through
THIRDFOURTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
Dated as of November 5June 11, 20202021
by and among
SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST (f/k/a HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST),
    as Borrower,
THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PARTY HERETO
AND THEIR ASSIGNEES UNDER SECTION 12.5.,
    as Lenders,
WELLS FARGO Bank, National Association,
    as Administrative Agent,
______________________________________________________
WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,
BOFA SECURITIES, INC.,
PNC CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC
and
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS1,
as Joint Lead Arrangers
and
Joint Lead Bookrunners,
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
and
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA,
as Syndication Agents
and
CITIBANK, N.A.,
COMPASS BANK,
MIZUHO BANK, LTD.,
REGIONS BANK,
SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION
and
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Documentation Agents
1    RBC Capital Markets is the global brand name for the corporate and investment banking business of Royal Bank of Canada and its affiliates.




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ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS    1
Section 1.1.    Definitions.    1
Section 1.2.    General; References to Eastern Time.    40
Section 1.3.    Rates.    40
Section 1.4.    Divisions.    41
ARTICLE II. CREDIT FACILITY    41
Section 2.1.    Revolving Loans.    41
Section 2.2.    Term Loans.    42
Section 2.3.    Letters of Credit.    42
Section 2.4.    Swingline Loans.    47
Section 2.5.    Rates and Payment of Interest on Loans.    49
Section 2.6.    Number of Interest Periods.    51
Section 2.7.    Repayment of Loans.    51
Section 2.8.    Prepayments.    51
Section 2.9.    Continuation.    53
Section 2.10.    Conversion.    5453
Section 2.11.    Notes.    54
Section 2.12.    Voluntary Reductions of the Revolving Commitment.    5554
Section 2.13.    Extension of Revolving Termination Date.    55
Section 2.14.    Expiration Date of Letters of Credit Past Revolving Commitment Termination.    56
Section 2.15.    Amount Limitations.    56
Section 2.16.    Increase in Commitments and Loans.    56
Section 2.17.    Funds Transfer Disbursements.    57
Section 2.18.    Reallocations on Effective Date.    5857
Section 2.19.    Additional Amount Limitations for Issuing Banks and Swingline Lenders.    5958
Section 2.20.    Collateral Property Amount Limitations.    59
ARTICLE III. PAYMENTS, FEES AND OTHER GENERAL PROVISIONS    59
Section 3.1.    Payments.    59
Section 3.2.    Pro Rata Treatment.    60
Section 3.3.    Sharing of Payments, Etc.    6160
Section 3.4.    Several Obligations.    61
Section 3.5.    Fees.    61
Section 3.6.    Computations.    62
Section 3.7.    Usury.    62
Section 3.8.    Statements of Account.    6362
Section 3.9.    Defaulting Lenders.    63
Section 3.10.    Taxes.    66
ARTICLE IV. YIELD PROTECTION, ETC.    70
Section 4.1.    Additional Costs; Capital Adequacy.    70
Section 4.2.    Suspension of LIBOR Loans.    71
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Section 4.3.    Illegality.    7372
Section 4.4.    Compensation.    73
Section 4.5.    Treatment of Affected Loans.    73
Section 4.6.    Affected Lenders.    74
Section 4.7.    Change of Lending Office.    7574
Section 4.8.    Assumptions Concerning Funding of LIBOR Loans.    7574
ARTICLE V. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT    75
Section 5.1.    Initial Conditions Precedent.    75
Section 5.2.    Conditions Precedent to All Loans and Letters of Credit.    77
ARTICLE VI. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES    78
Section 6.1.    Representations and Warranties.    78
Section 6.2.    Survival of Representations and Warranties, Etc.    86
ARTICLE VII. AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS    8786
Section 7.1.    Preservation of Existence and Similar Matters.    8786
Section 7.2.    Compliance with Applicable Law and Material Contracts.    87
Section 7.3.    Maintenance of Property.    87
Section 7.4.    Conduct of Business.    87
Section 7.5.    Insurance.    87
Section 7.6.    Payment of Taxes and Claims.    88
Section 7.7.    Books and Records; Inspections.    88
Section 7.8.    Use of Proceeds.    8988
Section 7.9.    Environmental Matters.    89
Section 7.10.    Further Assurances.    89
Section 7.11.    REIT Status.    89
Section 7.12.    Exchange Listing.    89
Section 7.13.    Guarantors.    9089
Section 7.14.    Equity Pledges.    90
Section 7.15.    Collateral Properties.    9493
ARTICLE VIII. INFORMATION    96
Section 8.1.    Quarterly Financial Statements.    97
Section 8.2.    YearEnd Statements.    97
Section 8.3.    Compliance Certificate.    97
Section 8.4.    Other Information.    98
Section 8.5.    Electronic Delivery of Certain Information.    100
Section 8.6.    Public/Private Information.    101
Section 8.7.    USA Patriot Act Notice; Compliance.    101
ARTICLE IX. NEGATIVE COVENANTS    101
Section 9.1.    Financial Covenants.    101
Section 9.2.    Negative Pledge.    102
Section 9.3.    Restrictions on Intercompany Transfers.    103
Section 9.4.    Merger, Consolidation, Sales of Assets and Other Arrangements.    104
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Section 9.5.    Plans.    104
Section 9.6.    Fiscal Year.    104
Section 9.7.    Modifications of Organizational Documents and Other Contracts.    105
Section 9.8.    Transactions with Affiliates.    105
Section 9.9.    Environmental Matters.    105
Section 9.10.    Derivatives Contracts.    105
Section 9.11.    Use of Proceeds.    106
Section 9.12.    Temporary Waiver Period.    106
ARTICLE X. DEFAULT    107
Section 10.1.    Events of Default.    107
Section 10.2.    Remedies Upon Event of Default.    111
Section 10.3.    Remedies Upon Default.    112
Section 10.4.    Marshaling; Payments Set Aside.    112
Section 10.5.    Allocation of Proceeds.    112
Section 10.6.    Letter of Credit Collateral AccountAccounts.    113
Section 10.7.    Performance by Administrative Agent.    114116
Section 10.8.    Rights Cumulative.    115116
ARTICLE XI. THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT    115116
Section 11.1.    Appointment and Authorization.    115116
Section 11.2.    Administrative Agent as Lender.    116117
Section 11.3.    Approvals of Lenders.    116118
Section 11.4.    Notice of Events of Default.    117118
Section 11.5.    Administrative Agent’s Reliance.    117118
Section 11.6.    Indemnification of Administrative Agent.    118119
Section 11.7.    Lender Credit Decision, Etc.    118120
Section 11.8.    Successor Administrative Agent.    119120
Section 11.9.    Titled Agents.    120121
Section 11.10.    Collateral Matters; Protective Advances.    120121
Section 11.11.    Post-Foreclosure Plans.    121123
Section 11.12.    Flood Laws.    122124
Section 11.13.    No Set Off.    122124
ARTICLE XII. MISCELLANEOUS    123124
Section 12.1.    Notices.    123124
Section 12.2.    Expenses.    125126
Section 12.3.    Setoff.    126127
Section 12.4.    Litigation; Jurisdiction; Other Matters; Waivers.    126127
Section 12.5.    Successors and Assigns.    127128
Section 12.6.    Amendments and Waivers.    131132
Section 12.7.    Nonliability of Administrative Agent and Lenders.    134135
Section 12.8.    Confidentiality.    134135
Section 12.9.    Indemnification.    135136
Section 12.10.    Termination; Survival.    137138
Section 12.11.    Severability of Provisions.    137138
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Section 12.12.    GOVERNING LAW.    137139
Section 12.13.    Counterparts.    137139
Section 12.14.    Obligations with Respect to Loan Parties.    138139
Section 12.15.    Independence of Covenants.    138139
Section 12.16.    Limitation of Liability.    138139
Section 12.17.    Entire Agreement.    138139
Section 12.18.    Construction.    138140
Section 12.19.    Headings.    138140
Section 12.20.    LIABILITY OF TRUSTEES, ETC.    139140
Section 12.21.    Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions.    139140
Section 12.22.    No Novation.    139141
Section 12.23.    Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs.    140141
Section 12.24.    Stamp, Intangible and Recording Taxes.    140142
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SCHEDULE I    Commitments
SCHEDULE 1.1.(a)    Existing Letters of Credit
SCHEDULE 1.1.(c)    Loan Parties
SCHEDULE 1.1(d)    Sonesta Hotels
SCHEDULE 6.1.(i)    Litigation
SCHEDULE 6.1.(ee)    Flood Zones
SCHEDULE 6.1.(z)    Unencumbered Assets


EXHIBIT A    Form of Assignment and Assumption Agreement
EXHIBIT B    Form of Guaranty
EXHIBIT C    Form of Notice of Borrowing
EXHIBIT D    Form of Notice of Continuation
EXHIBIT E    Form of Notice of Conversion
EXHIBIT F    Form of Notice of Swingline Borrowing
EXHIBIT G    Form of Revolving Note
EXHIBIT H    Form of Swingline Note
EXHIBIT I    Form of Term Note
EXHIBIT J    Form of Compliance Certificate
EXHIBIT K    Form of Disbursement Instruction Agreement
EXHIBITS L 1-4    Forms of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificates
EXHIBIT M    Form of Pledge Agreement

ANNEX I    Collateral Property Diligence

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4822-6508-6963, v.1


THIS SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) dated as of May 10, 2018 (the “Agreement Date”), by and among SERVICE PROPERTIES TRUST (f/k/a HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST), a real estate investment trust formed under the laws of the State of Maryland (the “Borrower”), each of the financial institutions initially a signatory hereto together with their successors and assignees under Section 12.5. (the “Lenders”), and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent (the “Administrative Agent”), with each of WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC, BOFA SECURITIES, INC. (or its Affiliate), PNC CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC and RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners (each a “Lead Arranger”), each of BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION and ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, as Syndication Agents (each a “Syndication Agent”), and each of CITIBANK, N.A., COMPASS BANK, MIZUHO BANK, LTD., REGIONS BANK, SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION, and U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Documentation Agents (each a “Documentation Agent”).
WHEREAS, certain of the Lenders and other financial institutions have made available to the Borrower credit facilities in an aggregate initial amount of $1,400,000,000, which include a $400,000,000 term loan facility, a revolving credit facility in the amount of $1,000,000,000, including a $75,000,000 swingline subfacility and a $50,000,000 letter of credit subfacility, on the terms and conditions contained in that certain Credit Agreement dated as of January 8, 2014 (as amended and in effect immediately prior to the date hereof, the “Existing Credit Agreement”) by and among the Borrower, such Lenders, certain other financial institutions, the Administrative Agent and the other parties thereto; and
WHEREAS, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders desire to amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement on the terms and conditions contained herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged by the parties hereto, the parties hereto agree that the Existing Credit Agreement is amended and restated in its entirety as follows:
ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS
Section 1.1.    Definitions.
In addition to terms defined elsewhere herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings for the purposes of this Agreement:
Accession Agreement” means an Accession Agreement substantially in the form of Annex I to the Guaranty.
Additional Collateral Property Pledged Interests” has the meaning given that term in Section 7.14.(b)(iii).
Additional Costs” has the meaning given that term in Section 4.1.(b).
Adjusted EBITDA” means, with respect to a Person for a given period, such Person’s EBITDA for such period determined on a consolidated basis less the sum, without duplication, of (a) any FF&E Reserves to the extent included in EBITDA, (b) the excess, if any, with respect to each Hotel or Hotel Pool (as applicable) of such Person, of (i) 4.0% of total gross room revenues of such Hotel or Hotel Pool for such period over (ii) the FF&E Reserve actually funded during such period or prefunded for such period by the Operator or the Borrower or its Subsidiaries with respect to such Hotel or Hotel Pool




pursuant to the applicable Lease, Management Agreement or any related Ancillary Agreement, (c) the excess, if any, with respect to each Travel Center of such Person, of (i) $150,000 per annum for such Travel Center (such amount to be appropriately adjusted if such period is not a year in duration) over (ii) the FF&E Reserve actually funded or prefunded by the Operator or the Borrower during such period with respect to such Property pursuant to the applicable Lease or any related Ancillary Agreement, (d) Capital Expenditure Reserves for such period and (e) to the extent included in EBITDA, replacement reserves for any Other Properties.
Administrative Agent” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as contractual representative of the Lenders under this Agreement, or any successor Administrative Agent appointed pursuant to Section 11.8.
Administrative Questionnaire” means the Administrative Questionnaire completed by each Lender and delivered to the Administrative Agent in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders from time to time.
Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.
Affected Lender has the meaning given that term in Section 4.6.
Affiliate” means with respect to a specified Person, another Person that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls, or is Controlled by, or is under common Control with the Person specified. In no event shall the Administrative Agent or any Lender be deemed to be an Affiliate of the Borrower.
Agreement Date” means May 10, 2018.
Ancillary Agreement” means, with respect to any Operating Agreement, any material incidental agreement with respect to such Operating Agreement (including, by way of example, guarantees, franchise agreements, and, in the case of Leases, management agreements not constituting Operating Agreements) to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary is a party.
Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption, including the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 and the rules and regulations thereunder and the U.K. Bribery Act 2010 and the rules and regulations thereunder.
Anti-Money Laundering Laws” means any and all laws, statutes, regulations or obligatory government orders, decrees, ordinances or rules related to terrorism financing, money laundering, any predicate crime to money laundering or any financial record keeping, including any applicable provision of the Patriot Act and The Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act (also known as the “Bank Secrecy Act,” 31 U.S.C. §§ 5311-5330 and 12 U.S.C. §§ 1818(s), 1820(b) and 1951-1959).
Applicable Facility Fee” means the percentage set forth in the table below corresponding to the Level at which the “Applicable Margin” is determined in accordance with the definition thereof:
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LevelFacility Fee
10.100%
20.125%
30.150%
40.200%
50.250%
60.300%
Any change in the applicable Level at which the Applicable Margin is determined shall result in a corresponding and simultaneous change in the Applicable Facility Fee. The provisions of this definition shall be subject to Section 2.5.(c).
Applicable Law” means all international, foreign, federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes, executive orders, and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law.
Applicable Margin” means the percentage rate set forth in the table below corresponding to the level (each a “Level”) into which the Borrower’s Credit Rating then falls. Any change in the Borrower’s Credit Rating which would cause it to move to a different Level shall be effective as of the first day of the first calendar month immediately following receipt by the Administrative Agent of written notice delivered by the Borrower in accordance with Section 8.4.(l) that the Borrower’s Credit Rating has changed; provided, however, if the Borrower has not delivered the notice required by such Section but the Administrative Agent becomes aware that the Borrower’s Credit Rating has changed, then the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, adjust the Level effective as of the first day of the first calendar month following the date the Administrative Agent becomes aware that the Borrower’s Credit Rating has changed. During any period that the Borrower has received two Credit Ratings that are not equivalent, then (x) the Applicable Margin shall be determined based on the Level corresponding to the higher of such two Credit Ratings if the higher of such two Credit Ratings is not more than one Level higher than the lower of such two Credit Ratings and (y) the Applicable Margin shall be determined based on the Level corresponding to the Level immediately below the higher of such two Credit Ratings if the higher of such two Credit Ratings is more than one Level higher than the lower of such two Credit Ratings. During any period for which the Borrower has received a Credit Rating from only one Rating Agency, then the Applicable Margin shall be determined based on such Credit Rating. During any period that the Borrower has not received a Credit Rating from any Rating Agency, the Applicable Margin shall be determined based on Level 6. The provisions of this definition shall be subject to Section 2.5.(c).
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LevelBorrower’s Credit Rating (S&P/Moody’s)Applicable Margin for Revolving Loans that are LIBOR LoansApplicable Margin for Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans
1A/A2 or better1.575%0.575%
2A-/A31.625%0.625%
3BBB+/Baa11.675%0.675%
4BBB/Baa21.800%0.800%
5BBB-/Baa32.000%1.000%
6Lower than BBB-/Baa3 or not rated2.350%1.350%
Appraisal” means, with respect to any Property, an M.A.I. appraisal commissioned by and addressed to the Administrative Agent (acceptable to the Administrative Agent as to form, substance and appraisal date), prepared by a professional appraiser acceptable to the Administrative Agent, having at least the minimum qualifications required under Applicable Law governing the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, including, without limitation, FIRREA, and determining both the “as-is” market value of such Property as between a willing buyer and a willing seller and the “as-stabilized value” of such Property.

Appraised Value” means, with respect to any Property, the “as-is” or “as-stabilized”, as applicable, market value of such Property as reflected in the most recent Appraisal of such Property accepted by Administrative Agent, as the same may have been adjusted by the Administrative Agent based upon its internal review of such Appraisal which is based on criteria and factors then generally used and considered by the Administrative Agent, which review shall be conducted prior to acceptance of such Appraisal by the Administrative Agent.
Approved Budget” means the forecast of the Borrower substantially in the form delivered in connection with the Third Amendment, as adjusted from time to time as approved by the Administrative Agent.
Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered, managed or underwritten by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender, or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of any entity that administers or manages a Lender.
Asset Under Development” means, as of any date of determination, any Property on which construction of new income-producing improvements has been commenced and is continuing. If such construction consists of the construction of tenant or comparable improvements, hotel renovations or construction to effect a change in use, as opposed to material expansion of such Property or any “ground up” development, such Property shall not be considered to be an Asset Under Development. In addition, to the extent any Property includes a revenuegenerating component (e.g. an existing Hotel) and a building under development, such revenuegenerating component shall not be considered to be an Asset Under Development but such building under development shall be considered to be an Asset Under Development. Further, (i) no Hotel or other Property shall be considered an Asset Under Development if the opening date with respect to such Hotel has occurred or the lease or leases for such other Property have commenced and (ii) real property under construction to be (but not yet) acquired by the Borrower or a Subsidiary upon completion of construction pursuant to a contract in which the seller of such real
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property is required to complete construction prior to, and as a condition precedent to, such acquisition, shall be Assets Under Development.
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 12.5.), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit A or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an Affected Financial Institution.
Bail-In Legislation” means (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law, regulation, rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).
Bankruptcy Code” means the Bankruptcy Code of 1978, as amended.
Base Payments” means the minimum base rent or owner’s priority payment that an Owner is entitled to receive under an Operating Agreement. The term excludes: (a) payments (such as real estate taxes, insurance premiums, and costs of maintenance) that the Operating Agreement requires the Operator to pay third parties; (b) any element of rent or owner’s priority payment that is conditional, contingent, or not yet capable of determination; and (c) FF&E Reserves. If Operating Agreement(s) for multiple Hotels do not separately allocate Base Payments to such Hotels, then Base Payments shall be reasonably allocated among such Hotels (where necessary) in a manner satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
Base Rate” means, at any time, the highest of (a) the Prime Rate, (b) the Federal Funds Rate plus 0.50% and (c) the LIBOR Market Index Rate plus 1.0%; each change in the Base Rate shall take effect simultaneously with the corresponding change or changes in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Rate or the LIBOR Market Index Rate (provided that clause (c) shall not be applicable during any period in which LIBOR is unavailable or unascertainable).
Base Rate Loan” means a Revolving Loan or Term Loan (or any portion thereof) bearing interest at a rate based on the Base Rate.
Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 CFR § 1010.230.
Benefit Arrangement” means at any time an employee benefit plan within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA which is not a Plan or a Multiemployer Plan and which is maintained or otherwise contributed to by any member of the ERISA Group.
BHC Act Affiliate” of a party means an “affiliate” (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 1841(k)) of such party.
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Blocked Account” means the Borrower’s account to be maintained with Wells Fargo and to be used for the purposes set forth herein, which Blocked Account shall be under the sole dominion and control of the Administrative Agent. The Blocked Account shall be a controlled account from which the Borrower shall have no right to withdraw or receive funds at any time except as such funds may be withdrawn or disbursed in accordance with the terms hereof.
Borrower” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof and shall include the Borrower’s successors and permitted assigns.
Borrower Information” has the meaning given that term in Section 2.5.(c).
Borrower Letter” means that certain letter dated as of even date herewith from the Borrower to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders.
Business Day” means (a) for all purposes other than as set forth in clause (b) below, any day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday) on which banks in New York, New York, are open for the conduct of their commercial banking business, and (b) with respect to all notices and determinations in connection with, and payments of principal and interest on, any LIBOR Loan, or any Base Rate Loan as to which the interest rate is determined by reference to LIBOR, any day that is a Business Day described in clause (a) and that is also a day for trading by and between banks in Dollar deposits in the London interbank market. Unless specifically referenced in this Agreement as a Business Day, all references to “days” shall be to calendar days.
Business Management Agreement” means that certain Second Amended and Restated Business Management Agreement dated as of June 5, 2015, as amended to date, by and among the Borrower and RMR.
Capital Expenditure Reserves” means, (i) with respect to a Net Lease Retail Property and for a given period, an amount equal to (a) the aggregate rentable square footage of all completed space of such Property, times (b) $0.10, times (c) the number of days in such period, divided by (d) 365, (ii) with respect to a Multifamily Property (other than senior and student housing) and for a given period, an amount equal to (a) the aggregate number of residential apartment units of such Property, times (b) $250, times (c) the number of days in such period, divided by (d) 365, (iii) with respect to a Multifamily Property that constitutes senior housing, and for a given period, an amount equal to (a) the aggregate number of beds of such Property, times (b) $300, times (c) the number of days in such period, divided by (d) 365, and (iv) with respect to a Multifamily Property that constitutes student housing, and for a given period, an amount equal to (a) the aggregate number of beds of such Property, times (b) $200, times (c) the number of days in such period, divided by (d) 365; provided, however that no Capital Expenditure Reserves shall be required with respect to any portion of a Property which is leased to a third party obligated under such lease to pay all capital expenditures with respect to such portion of such Property.
Capitalization Rate” means (a) 8.00% for Hotels, (b) 7.50% for Net Lease Retail Properties and Multifamily Properties, and (c) 8.75% for Travel Centers and Other Properties.
Capitalized Lease Obligation” means obligations under a lease (to pay rent or other amounts under any lease or other arrangement conveying the right to use) that are required to be capitalized for financial reporting purposes in accordance with GAAP. The amount of a Capitalized Lease Obligation is the capitalized amount of such obligation as would be required to be reflected on a balance sheet of the applicable Person prepared in accordance with GAAP as of the applicable date.
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Cash Collateralize” means, to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Banks or the Lenders, as collateral for Letter of Credit Liabilities or obligations of Lenders to fund participations in respect of Letter of Credit Liabilities, cash or deposit account balances or, if the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank shall agree in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank. “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.
Cash Equivalents” means: (a) securities issued, guaranteed or insured by the United States of America or any of its agencies with maturities of not more than one year from the date acquired; (b) certificates of deposit with maturities of not more than one year from the date acquired issued by a United States federal or state chartered commercial bank of recognized standing, or a commercial bank organized under the laws of any other country which is a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, or a political subdivision of any such country, acting through a branch or agency, which bank has capital and unimpaired surplus in excess of $500,000,000 and which bank or its holding company has a shortterm commercial paper rating of at least A2 or the equivalent by S&P or at least P2 or the equivalent by Moody’s; (c) reverse repurchase agreements with terms of not more than seven days from the date acquired, for securities of the type described in clause (a) above and entered into only with commercial banks having the qualifications described in clause (b) above; (d) commercial paper issued by any Person incorporated under the laws of the United States of America or any State thereof and rated at least A2 or the equivalent thereof by S&P or at least P2 or the equivalent thereof by Moody’s, in each case with maturities of not more than one year from the date acquired; and (e) investments in money market funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which have net assets of at least $500,000,000 and at least 85% of whose assets consist of securities and other obligations of the type described in clauses (a) through (d) above.
Casualty/Condemnation Event” means the occurrence of (i) any damage to a Collateral Property, in whole or in part, by fire or other casualty or (ii) any condemnation of any Collateral Property, in each case, equaling or exceeding ten percent (10)% of the as-is Appraised Value of such Property.
Collateral” means any real or personal property directly or indirectly securing any of the Obligations or any other obligation of a Person under or in respect of any Loan Document and includes, without limitation, all Pledged Interests, all “Property,” “Improvements,” and “Collateral” (or other similar term) under and as defined in each Security Instrument, all “Management Agreements” (or other similar term) as defined in any Property Management Contract Assignment, and all other property subject to a Lien created by a Security Document. For the avoidance of doubt, the Collateral shall not secure any Specified Derivatives Obligations.
Collateral Properties” means, collectively, (i) each Initial Collateral Property for which (a) a Security Instrument and each other applicable Security Document has been delivered to and accepted by the Administrative Agent and (b) each other condition set forth on Annex I has been satisfied or waived in writing by the Administrative Agent in respect of such Property (provided that any such condition requiring delivery of Security Documents that the Administrative Agent determines to be applicable, a Title Policy, flood hazard determinations or, to the extent applicable, evidence of flood insurance coverage as required by the Administrative Agent shall not be waived without the written consent of the Requisite Lenders), and (ii) each other Property added as a Collateral Property from time to time pursuant to Section 7.15(a); provided that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, solely for purposes of Sections 7.13(b), 9.2, 9.4, and 12.2, each Initial Collateral Property shall, at all times prior to the satisfaction of the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement, be deemed to be
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a “Collateral Property” for all purposes thereunder regardless of whether or not the conditions specified in the foregoing clauses (i)(a) and (i)(b) shall have been satisfied.
Collateral Property Availability” means, as determined with respect to the then Collateral Properties, the sum of (a) for Hotels, the lesser of (i) 50% of the as-stabilized Appraised Value of such Collateral Property and (ii) 65% of the as-is Appraised Value of such Collateral Property and (b) for Collateral Properties other than Hotels, the lesser of (i) 60% of the as-is Appraised Value of such Collateral Properties, in the aggregate, and (ii) the amount that would result in a 11% Collateral Property Debt Yield for such Collateral Properties, in the aggregate. If any Collateral Property shall cease to qualify as such pursuant to Section 7.15(c), such ineligible Property shall be excluded from the calculation of the Collateral Property Availability, and the Collateral Property Availability shall be recalculated immediately upon such exclusion.
Collateral Property Debt Yield” means, on any date of determination, the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of Net Operating Income of the Collateral Properties (other than Hotels) for the fiscal quarter of the Borrower most recently ending and the three immediately preceding fiscal quarters to the aggregate outstanding principal balance of all Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans, Letter of Credit Liabilities and other extensions of credit hereunder as of such date.
Collateral Property Pledged Interests” means, collectively, (i) the “Collateral Property Pledged Interests” as defined in the Third Amendment and (ii) any Additional Collateral Property Pledged Interests.
Collateral Value Percentage” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of (i) the aggregate outstanding amount of the Obligations to (ii) the sum of the undepreciated book values of the Properties that are Unencumbered Assets owned directly by the issuers of the Pledged Interests and which have not then been excluded by Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 7.14(b)(i)(4).
Commitment” means, as to a Lender, such Lender’s Revolving Commitment or such Lender’s Term Loan Commitment, as the context may require.
Compliance Certificate” has the meaning given that term in Section 8.3.
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.
Construction Budget” means the fully budgeted costs for the acquisition and construction of a given piece of Property (including without limitation, the cost of acquiring such piece of Property (except to the extent any portion thereof is Unimproved Land), reserves for construction interest and operating deficits, tenant improvements, leasing commissions, and infrastructure costs), as reasonably determined by the Borrower in good faith.
Continue”, “Continuation” and “Continued” each refers to the continuation of a LIBOR Loan from one Interest Period to another Interest Period pursuant to Section 2.9.
Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.
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Covered Entity” means any of the following: (i) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §252.82(b); (ii) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §47.3(b); or (iii) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §382.2(b).
Convert”, “Conversion” and “Converted” each refers to the conversion of a Loan of one Type into a Loan of another Type pursuant to Section 2.10.
Credit Event” means any of the following: (a) the making (or deemed making) of any Loan, (b) the Conversion of a Base Rate Loan into a LIBOR Loan and (c) the issuance of a Letter of Credit or the amendment of a Letter of Credit that extends the maturity, or increases the Stated Amount, of such Letter of Credit.
Credit Rating” means the rating assigned by a Rating Agency to the senior unsecured long term Indebtedness of a Person.
Debt Service” means, for any period, the sum of: (a) Interest Expense of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries determined on a consolidated basis for such period and (b) all regularly scheduled principal payments made with respect to Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries during such period, in each case, other than any balloon, bullet or similar principal payment which repays such Indebtedness in full.
Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar Applicable Laws relating to the relief of debtors in the United States of America or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect.
Default” means any of the events specified in Section 10.1., whether or not there has been satisfied any requirement for the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both.
Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.
Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 3.9.(f), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within 2 Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks, the Swingline Lenders or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans) within 2 Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, an Issuing Bank or a Swingline Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) in the case of a Revolving Lender, has failed, within 3 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
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Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower), 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 or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States of America or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 3.9.(f)) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Borrower, each Issuing Bank, each Swingline Lender and each Lender.
Deposit Account Control Agreement” means a deposit account control agreement entered into among the Administrative Agent, a Guarantor and any depository institution from time to time, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
Derivatives Contract” means (a) any transaction (including any master agreement, confirmation or other agreement with respect to any such transaction) now existing or hereafter entered into by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (i) which is a rate swap transaction, swap option, basis swap, forward rate transaction, commodity swap, commodity option, equity or equity index swap, equity or equity index option, bond option, interest rate option, foreign exchange transaction, cap transaction, floor transaction, collar transaction, currency swap transaction, cross-currency rate swap transaction, currency option, credit protection transaction, credit swap, credit default swap, credit default option, total return swap, credit spread transaction, repurchase transaction, reverse repurchase transaction, buy/sell-back transaction, securities lending transaction, weather index transaction or forward purchase or sale of a security, commodity or other financial instrument or interest (including any option with respect to any of these transactions) or (ii) which is a type of transaction that is similar to any transaction referred to in clause (i) above that is currently, or in the future becomes, recurrently entered into in the financial markets (including terms and conditions incorporated by reference in such agreement) and which is a forward, swap, future, option or other derivative on one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity securities or other equity instruments, debt securities or other debt instruments, economic indices or measures of economic risk or value, or other benchmarks against which payments or deliveries are to be made, and (b) any combination of these transactions.
Derivatives Support Document” means (i) any credit support annex comprising part of (and as defined in) any Specified Derivatives Contract, and (ii) any document or agreement pursuant to which cash, deposit accounts, securities accounts or similar financial asset collateral are pledged to or made available for set-off by, a Specified Derivatives Provider, including any banker’s lien or similar right, securing or supporting Specified Derivatives Obligation.
Derivatives Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Derivatives Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement or provision relating thereto, (a) for any date on or after the date such Derivatives Contracts have been terminated or closed out, the termination amount or value determined in accordance therewith, and (b) for any date prior to the
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date such Derivatives Contracts have been terminated or closed out, the then-current mark-to-market value for such Derivatives Contracts, determined based upon one or more mid-market quotations or estimates provided by any recognized dealer in Derivatives Contracts (which may include the Administrative Agent, any Lender, any Specified Derivatives Provider or any Affiliate of any thereof).
Developable Property” means (a) any Property on which there are no improvements (excluding land which is leased under a net lease to a third party) or (b) any Property (or portion thereof) acquired by the Borrower or any Subsidiary for the purposes of being developed. Developable Property shall not include any Property that is an Asset Under Development.
Disbursement Instruction Agreement means an agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit K to be executed and delivered by the Borrower pursuant to Section 5.1.(a), as the same may be amended, restated or modified from time to time with the prior written approval of the Administrative Agent.
Disclaimed Cash Proceeds” means any cash proceeds from the sale of a Collateral Property (including any personal property thereon) resulting from the Administrative Agent’s enforcement of the lien on such Collateral Property created by the applicable Security Instrument (including, but not limited to, a foreclosure sale or a sale in accordance with a Post-Foreclosure Plan) that has been disclaimed by any Lender pursuant to a side letter by and between such Lender (each such Lender, a “Disclaimed Lender”) and the Administrative Agent.
Disclaimed Lender has the meaning given that term in the definition of the term “Disclaimed Cash Proceeds.”
Dollars” or “$” means the lawful currency of the United States of America.
EBITDA” means, with respect to a Person for a given period and without duplication, the sum of: (a) net income (or loss) of such Person for such period determined on a consolidated basis, in accordance with GAAP, exclusive of the following (but only to the extent included in the determination of such net income (loss) for such period): (i) depreciation and amortization expense; (ii) interest expense; (iii) income tax expense; (iv) extraordinary or non-recurring gains and losses (including asset impairment charges); (v) transaction costs of acquisitions not permitted to be capitalized pursuant to GAAP, (vi) fair value adjustments related to investments in equity securities pursuant to FASB ASC 321; and (vii) in the case of Borrower and its Subsidiaries, equity in the earnings (or loss) of Unconsolidated Affiliates and RMR Inc. (but only in the case of RMR Inc., if RMR Inc. would be an Unconsolidated Affiliate but for the last sentence of the definition of that term); plus (b) in the case of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries cash dividends (other than extraordinary cash dividends or distributions) received by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries from RMR Inc. during such period; plus (c) such Person’s Ownership Share of EBITDA of its Unconsolidated Affiliates. Straight line rent leveling adjustments, deferred percentage rent adjustments required under GAAP, and amortization of intangibles pursuant to FASB ASC 805 and the like, shall be disregarded in determinations of EBITDA.
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.
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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.
Effective Date” means the later of (a) the Agreement Date and (b) the date on which all of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 5.1. shall have been fulfilled or waived by all of the Lenders.
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) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 12.5.(b)(iii)); provided that notwithstanding the foregoing, “Eligible Assignee” shall not include (i) the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries or (ii) any Defaulting Lender or any of its Subsidiaries, or any Person who, upon becoming a Lender hereunder, would constitute any of the foregoing Persons described in this clause (ii).
Eligible Property” means a Property which satisfies all of the following requirements: (a) such Property is wholly-owned (i) in fee simple directly by a Guarantor (or, in the case of the Property located at 18118 International Blvd., Seattle, Washington, in which a Guarantor is the holder of the leasehold estate) and (ii) indirectly by the Borrower; (b) the Guarantor that owns such Property has the right to take the following actions without the need to obtain the consent of any Person (other than the Administrative Agent and Lenders): (i) to create Liens on such Property as security for Indebtedness of the Borrower or such Guarantor, as applicable, and (ii) to sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of such Property; (c) neither such Property, nor any of the Borrower’s direct or indirect ownership interest in such Guarantor, is subject to (i) any Lien other than Permitted Liens described in clauses (a), (c), (g) and (i) of the definition of that term or (ii) any Negative Pledge; provided, however, with respect to the Property located at 108 Ocean Road, Greenland, New Hampshire (the “Greenland NH Property”), such Property may be subject to that certain Mortgage dated July 2, 2008 in favor of City of Portsmouth, a New Hampshire municipal corporation, recorded on July 11, 2008 in the Rockingham County Registry of Deed at Book 4934, Page 0680 (the “NH City Mortgage”) so long as such NH City Mortgage remains fully subordinated to the Security Instrument encumbering the Greenland NH Property pursuant to a subordination agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; (d) any tax abatement or tax credit programs or affordability restrictions to which such Property is subject have been reviewed and approved by the Administrative Agent and acceptable mortgagee acknowledgements, estoppels and/or other agreements as required by the Administrative Agent have been obtained and the applicable Property and Guarantor shall be in compliance therewith; (e) such Property and related Collateral is encumbered by first priority mortgage Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, as required pursuant to Section 7.15(a) (subject to the Administrative Agent having entered into a subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreement with the applicable Manager or Tenant if required to provide the Administrative Agent with a first priority mortgage Lien), and the Lien of the Security Instrument on such Property is insured by a Title Policy as required pursuant hereto; (f) such Property is free of all structural defects and major architectural deficiencies, title defects, environmental conditions and other adverse matters, except for defects, deficiencies, conditions or other matters which, individually or collectively, are not materially adverse to the use, operation or value of such Property; and (g) no Casualty/Condemnation Event has occurred with respect to such Property which has not been fully restored and paid for in full.
Environmental Laws” means any Applicable Law relating to environmental protection or the manufacture, storage, remediation, disposal or cleanup of Hazardous Materials including, without
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limitation, the following: Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7401 et seq.; Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.; Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq.; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq.; National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq.; regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency, any applicable rule of common law and any judicial interpretation thereof relating primarily to the environment or Hazardous Materials, and any analogous or comparable state or local laws, regulations or ordinances that concern Hazardous Materials or protection of the environment.
Equity Interest” means, with respect to any Person, any share of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, any warrant, option or other right for the purchase or other acquisition from such Person of any share of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person whether or not certificated, any security convertible into or exchangeable for any share of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrant, right or option for the purchase or other acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and any other ownership or profit interest in such Person (including, without limitation, partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting, and whether or not such share, warrant, option, right or other interest is authorized or otherwise existing on any date of determination.
Equity Pledges” means all Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Lenders) on the Pledged Interests pursuant to and as set forth in the Pledge Agreement.
Equity Pledge Release Date” has the meaning given that term in Section 7.14(b)(i).
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as in effect from time to time.
ERISA Event” means, with respect to the ERISA Group, (a) any “reportable event” as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived); (b) the withdrawal of a member of the ERISA Group from a 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) the incurrence by a member of the ERISA Group of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal from any Multiemployer Plan; (d) the incurrence by any member of the ERISA Group of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (e) the institution of proceedings to terminate a Plan or Multiemployer Plan by the PBGC; (f) the failure by any member of the ERISA Group to make when due required contributions to a Multiemployer Plan or Plan unless such failure is cured within 30 days or the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard; (g) any other event or condition that might reasonably be expected to constitute grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Plan or Multiemployer Plan or the imposition of liability under Section 4069 or 4212(c) of ERISA; (h) the receipt by any member of the ERISA Group of any notice or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from any member of the ERISA Group of any notice, concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent (within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA), in reorganization (within the meaning of Section 4241 of ERISA), or in “critical” status (within the meaning of Section 432 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 305 of ERISA); (i)  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 any member of the ERISA Group or the imposition of any Lien in favor of the PBGC under Title IV of ERISA; or (j) a determination that a Plan
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is, or is reasonably expected to be, in “at risk” status (within the meaning of Section 430 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 303 of ERISA).
ERISA Group” means the Borrower, any Subsidiary and all members of a controlled group of corporations and all trades or businesses (whether or not incorporated) under common control, which, together with the Borrower or any Subsidiary, are treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Internal Revenue Code.
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.
Event of Default” means any of the events specified in Section 10.1., provided that any requirement for notice or lapse of time or any other condition has been satisfied.
Excluded Deposit Account” means, (a) any deposit account the funds in which are used solely for the payment of salaries and wages, workers’ compensation and similar expenses in the ordinary course of business, (b) any deposit account that is a zero-balance disbursement account, (c) any deposit account the funds in which consist solely of funds held as part of escrow arrangements permitted under the terms of this Agreement and (d) for any Hotel, any deposit account in the name of the Borrower or a Subsidiary that is subject to the control of the Operator of such Hotel (other than Sonesta Hotels), but only to the extent the Borrower or such Subsidiary does not have the right to enter into a Deposit Account Control Agreement with respect to such deposit account under the terms of the applicable third party Management Agreement.
Excluded Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary (a) holding title to or beneficially owning assets which are or are intended to become collateral for any Secured Indebtedness of such Subsidiary, or being a beneficial owner of a Subsidiary holding title to or beneficially owning such assets (but having no material assets other than such beneficial ownership interests or the equity interests of a Subsidiary having no material assets other than such beneficial ownership interests) and (b) which (i) is, or is expected to be, prohibited from Guarantying the Indebtedness of any other Person pursuant to any document, instrument or agreement evidencing such Secured Indebtedness or (ii) is prohibited from Guarantying the Indebtedness of any other Person pursuant to a provision of such Subsidiary’s organizational documents which provision was included in such Subsidiary’s organizational documents as a condition or anticipated condition to the extension of such Secured Indebtedness.
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 on or measured by net income (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 an Applicable Law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in such Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 4.6.) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.10., 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 3.10.(g) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.
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Existing Credit Agreement” has the meaning given that term in the recitals to this Agreement.
Existing Letters of Credit” means the letters of credit issued and outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement and set forth on Schedule 1.1.(a).
Extended Letter of Credit” has the meaning given that term in Section 2.3.(b).
Fair Market Value” means, (a) with respect to a security listed on a national securities exchange or the NASDAQ Global Market, the price of such security as reported on such exchange or market by any widely recognized reporting method customarily relied upon by financial institutions and (b) with respect to any other property, the price which could be negotiated in an arm’s-length free market transaction, for cash, between a willing seller and a willing buyer, neither of which is under pressure or compulsion to complete the transaction.
FASB ASC” means the Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Internal Revenue 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) and any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Federal Funds Rate” means, for any period, a fluctuating interest rate per annum equal for each day during such period to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System, as published for such day (or, if such day is not a Business Day, for the immediately preceding Business Day) by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or, if such rate is not so published for any day which is a Business Day, the average of the quotations for such day on such transactions received by the Administrative Agent from three Federal Funds brokers of recognized standing selected by the Administrative Agent. If the Federal Funds Rate determined as provided above would be less than fifty basis points (0.50%), then the Federal Funds Rate shall be deemed to be fifty basis points (0.50%).
Fee Letter” means that certain fee letter dated as of April 23, 2018, by and among the Borrower, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and the other parties thereto.
Fees” means the fees and commissions provided for or referred to in Section 3.5. and any other fees payable by the Borrower hereunder, under any other Loan Document or under the Fee Letter.
FF&E Reserve” means, for any period and with respect to a given Property or Hotel Pool, an amount equal to the amount that the Operating Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement for such Property or Hotel Pool requires the Operator to reserve during such period for (i) replacements and renewals to such Property’s or Hotel Pool’s furnishings, fixtures and equipment, (ii) routine repairs and maintenance to buildings which are normally capitalized under GAAP and (iii) major repairs, alterations, improvements, renewals or replacements to building structures, roofs or exterior façade, or for mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing or vertical transportation systems.
FIRREA” means the Financial Institution Recovery, Reform and Enforcement Act of 1989.
First Amendment Date” means September 17, 2019.
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Fitch” means Fitch, Inc. and its successors.
Fixed Charges” means, for any period, the sum (without duplication) of (a) Debt Service for such period and (b) Preferred Dividends for such period.
Flood Laws” has the meaning given that term in Section 11.12.
Foreign Lender” means a Lender that is not a U.S. Person.
Foreign Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary not formed under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia.
Fourth Amendment” means that certain Fourth Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of June 11, 2021, among the Borrower, the Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.
Fourth Amendment Effective Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Fourth Amendment.
Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, (a) with respect to an Issuing Bank, such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the outstanding Letter of Credit Liabilities owed to such Issuing Bank other than Letter of Credit Liabilities as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Revolving Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof, and (b) with respect to a Swingline Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of outstanding Swingline Loans owed to such Swingline Lender other than Swingline Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Revolving 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 activities.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (including Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 168, “The FASB Accounting Standards Codification”) or in such other statements by such other entity as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession in the United States of America, which are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination.
Governmental Approvals” means all authorizations, consents, approvals, licenses and exemptions of, registrations and filings with, and reports to, all Governmental Authorities.
Governmental Authority” means any national, state or local government (whether domestic or foreign), any political subdivision thereof or any other governmental, quasigovernmental, judicial, administrative, public or statutory instrumentality, authority, body, agency, bureau, commission, board, department or other entity (including, without limitation, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Comptroller of the Currency or the Federal Reserve Board, any central bank or any comparable authority) or any arbitrator with authority to bind a party at law.
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Ground Lease” means a ground lease containing the following terms and conditions: (a) either (i) a remaining term (taking into account extensions which may be effected by the lessee without the consent of the lessor) of no less than 30 years from the Agreement Date, or (ii) the right of the lessee to purchase the property on terms reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent; (b) the right of the lessee to mortgage and encumber its interest in the leased property without the consent of the lessor; (c) the obligation of the lessor to give the holder of any mortgage Lien on such leased property written notice of any defaults on the part of the lessee and that such lease will not be terminated until such holder has had a reasonable opportunity to cure or complete foreclosures, and fails to do so; and (d) free transferability of the lessee’s interest under such lease, including ability to sublease, subject to only reasonable consent provisions.
Guarantor” means, collectively, (i) each direct owner of any Collateral Property and (ii) any Subsidiary that becomes a Guarantor pursuant to the terms of Section 7.13.
Guaranteed Obligations” means, at any given time, the “Guarantied Obligations” (as defined in the Guaranty) of each Guarantor that directly owns a Collateral Property at such time.
Guaranty”, “Guaranteed” or to “Guarantee” as applied to any obligation means and includes: (a) a guaranty (other than by endorsement of negotiable instruments for collection in the ordinary course of business), directly or indirectly, in any manner, of any part or all of such obligation, or (b) an agreement, direct or indirect, contingent or otherwise, and whether or not constituting a guaranty, the practical effect of which is to assure the payment or performance (or payment of damages in the event of nonperformance) of any part or all of such obligation whether by: (i) the purchase of securities or obligations, (ii) the purchase, sale or lease (as lessee or lessor) of property or the purchase or sale of services primarily for the purpose of enabling the obligor with respect to such obligation to make any payment or performance (or payment of damages in the event of nonperformance) of or on account of any part or all of such obligation, or to assure the owner of such obligation against loss, (iii) the supplying of funds to or in any other manner investing in the obligor with respect to such obligation, (iv) repayment of amounts drawn down by beneficiaries of letters of credit (including Letters of Credit), or (v) the supplying of funds to or investing in a Person on account of all or any part of such Person’s obligation under a Guaranty of any obligation or indemnifying or holding harmless, in any way, such Person against any part or all of such obligation. As the context requires, “Guaranty” shall also mean the guaranty executed and delivered pursuant to Section 5.1. or 7.13., as applicable, and substantially in the form of Exhibit B.
Hazardous Materials” means all or any of the following: (a) substances that are defined or listed in, or otherwise classified pursuant to, any applicable Environmental Laws as “hazardous substances”, “hazardous materials”, “hazardous wastes”, “toxic substances” or any other formulation intended to define, list or classify substances by reason of deleterious properties such as ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, “TCLP” toxicity, or “EP toxicity”; (b) oil, petroleum or petroleum derived substances, natural gas, natural gas liquids or synthetic gas and drilling fluids, produced waters and other wastes associated with the exploration, development or production of crude oil, natural gas or geothermal resources; (c) any flammable substances or explosives or any radioactive materials; (d) asbestos in any form; (e) toxic mold; and (f) electrical equipment which contains any oil or dielectric fluid containing levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in excess of fifty parts per million.
Hotel” means any Property, the improvements on which are operated as a hotel, inn or the providing of lodging or leisure services, together with any incidental improvements on such Property operated in connection with such hotel, inn, lodging or leisure facility.
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Hotel Net Cash Flow” means the net operating cash flow of a Hotel, after (a) all taxes (except income taxes), insurance, salaries, utilities, and other operating expenses, and all other sums that the applicable Operating Agreement or any related Ancillary Agreement requires the applicable Operator to pay from the cash flow of such Hotel (excluding (i) all items payable to such Operator that are subordinated to Base Payments and (ii) Base Payments), and (b) the greater of (a) FF&E Reserves, or (b) 4.0% of total gross room revenues for such period. Hotel Net Cash Flow shall be determined as of any date based on the last four completed fiscal quarters of the Person that owns such Hotel (subject to reasonable adjustment or interpolation to accommodate differences between such Person’s fiscal quarters and those of its Operator).
Hotel Pool” means any group of two or more Properties, substantially all of the value of which is attributable to Hotels, that are leased to or managed by an Operator pursuant to a single Lease or other Operating Agreement, or multiple Leases or other Operating Agreements that are cross-defaulted (as to defaults by lessee or manager, as applicable).
Indebtedness” means, with respect to a Person, at the time of computation thereof, all of the following (without duplication): (a) all obligations of such Person in respect of money borrowed or for the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding trade debt incurred in the ordinary course of business); (b) all obligations of such Person, whether or not for money borrowed (i) represented by notes payable, or drafts accepted, in each case representing extensions of credit, (ii) evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, or (iii) constituting purchase money indebtedness, conditional sales contracts, title retention debt instruments or other similar instruments, upon which interest charges are customarily paid or that are issued or assumed as full or partial payment for property or for services rendered; (c) Capitalized Lease Obligations of such Person; (d) all reimbursement obligations (contingent or otherwise) of such Person under or in respect of any letters of credit or acceptances (whether or not the same have been presented for payment); (e) all Off-Balance Sheet Obligations; (f) all obligations of such Person to purchase, redeem, retire, defease or otherwise make any payment in respect of any Mandatorily Redeemable Stock issued by such Person or any other Person, valued at the greater of its voluntary or involuntary liquidation preference plus accrued and unpaid dividends; (g) all obligations of such Person in respect of any purchase obligation, repurchase obligation, takeout commitment or forward equity commitment (excluding, in the case of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, to the extent any such obligation can be satisfied solely by the issuance of Equity Interests (other than Mandatorily Redeemable Stock)); (h) all Indebtedness of other Persons which such Person has Guaranteed or is otherwise recourse to such Person, valued at the lesser of (x) the stated or determinable amount of the Indebtedness such Person Guaranteed or, if the amount of such Indebtedness is not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof, and (y) the amount of any express limitation on such Guaranty; (i) all Indebtedness of another Person secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien (other than Permitted Liens of the types described in clauses (a) through (c) or (e) through (i) of the definition thereof) on property or assets owned by such Person, even though such Person has not assumed or become liable for the payment of such Indebtedness or other payment obligation, valued, in the case of any such Indebtedness as to which recourse for the payment thereof is expressly limited to the property or assets on which such Lien is granted, at the lesser of (x) the stated or determinable amount of the Indebtedness that is so secured or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof (assuming such Person is required to perform thereunder) and (y) the Fair Market Value of such property or assets; and (j) such Person’s Ownership Share of the Indebtedness of any Unconsolidated Affiliate of such Person.
Indemnified Party” has the meaning given that term in Section 12.9.(a).
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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 the Borrower or any other Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in the immediately preceding clause (a), Other Taxes.
Initial Collateral Property” has the meaning given that term in the Third Amendment.
Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement” has the meaning given that term in the Third Amendment.
Intellectual Property” has the meaning given that term in Section 6.1.(t).
Interest Expense” means, with respect to a Person for any period of time (a) the interest expense whether paid, accrued or capitalized (without deduction of consolidated interest income) of such Person for such period plus (b) in the case of the Borrower, the Borrower’s Ownership Share of Interest Expense of its Unconsolidated Affiliates. Interest Expense shall exclude any amortization of (i) deferred financing fees and (ii) debt discounts (but only to the extent such discounts do not exceed 3.0% of the initial face principal amount of such debt).
Interest Period” means, with respect to each LIBOR Loan, each period commencing on the date such LIBOR Loan is made, or in the case of the Continuation of a LIBOR Loan the last day of the preceding Interest Period for such Loan, and ending 7 days thereafter or on the numerically corresponding day in the first, third or sixth calendar month thereafter, as the Borrower may select in a Notice of Borrowing, Notice of Continuation or Notice of Conversion, as the case may be, except that each Interest Period (other than an Interest Period having a duration of 7 days) that commences on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on any day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the appropriate subsequent calendar month) shall end on the last Business Day of the appropriate subsequent calendar month. Notwithstanding the foregoing: (i) if any Interest Period for a Revolving Loan or Term Loan would otherwise end after the Revolving Termination Date or Term Loan Maturity Date, as applicable, such Interest Period shall end on the Revolving Termination Date or Term Loan Maturity Date, as applicable; and (ii) each Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day which is not a Business Day shall end on the immediately following Business Day (or, if such immediately following Business Day falls in the next calendar month, on the immediately preceding Business Day).
Internal Revenue Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Investment” means, (x) with respect to any Person, any acquisition or investment (whether or not of a controlling interest) by such Person, by means of any of the following: (a) the purchase or other acquisition of any Equity Interest in another Person, (b) a loan, advance or extension of credit to, capital contribution to, Guaranty of Indebtedness of, or purchase or other acquisition of any Indebtedness of, another Person, including any partnership or joint venture interest in such other Person, or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of assets of another Person that constitute the business or a division or operating unit of another Person and (y) with respect to any Property or other asset, the acquisition thereof. Any commitment to make an Investment in any other Person, as well as any option of another Person to require an Investment in such Person, shall constitute an Investment. Except as expressly provided otherwise, for purposes of determining compliance with any covenant contained in a Loan Document, the amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment.
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Issuing Banks” means each of Wells Fargo, Bank of America, N.A., PNC and RBC, in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.3. of the Credit Agreement.
L/C Commitment Amount” has the meaning given to that term in Section 2.3.(a).
L/C Disbursement” has the meaning given to that term in Section 3.9.(b).
Lease” means a (sub)lease of a Property between the Borrower or a Subsidiary, as (sub)lessor, and an Operator, as (sub)lessee; provided that unless the Administrative Agent otherwise approves, a (sub)lease of a Property from the Borrower or a Subsidiary to a TRS or any other Subsidiary of the Borrower shall be deemed not to be a “Lease” for purposes of this Agreement.
Lender” means each financial institution from time to time party hereto as a “Lender,” together with its respective successors and permitted assigns, and, as the context requires, includes each Swingline Lender. Except as expressly provided herein, the term “Lender” shall exclude any Lender (and its Affiliates) in its capacity as a Specified Derivatives Provider
Lending Office” means, for each Lender and for each Type of Loan, the office of such Lender specified in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire or in the applicable Assignment and Assumption, or such other office of such Lender as such Lender may notify the Administrative Agent in writing from time to time.
Lessee” means the (sub)lessee of a Property pursuant to a Lease, provided that (x) without the Administrative Agent’s approval or (y) unless such Lease shall be a transaction with an Affiliate permitted by Section 9.8., no such (sub)lessee shall be an Affiliate of the Borrower (including, without limitation, RMR, or any Managing Trustee), except during an interim period for Properties which are foreclosed upon or repossessed upon lease terminations or otherwise by or on behalf of the Borrower or a Subsidiary.
Letter of Credit” has the meaning given that term in Section 2.3.(a).
Letter of Credit Collateral Account” means a special deposit account maintained by the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, one or more Issuing Banks and the Lenders, and under the sole dominion and control of the Administrative Agent.
Letter of Credit Documents” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, collectively, any application therefor, any certificate or other document presented in connection with a drawing under such Letter of Credit and any other agreement, instrument or other document governing or providing for (a) the rights and obligations of the parties concerned or at risk with respect to such Letter of Credit or (b) any collateral security for any of such obligations.
Letter of Credit Liabilities” means, without duplication, at any time and in respect of any Letter of Credit, the sum of (a) the Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit plus (b) the aggregate unpaid principal amount of all Reimbursement Obligations of the Borrower at such time due and payable in respect of all drawings made under such Letter of Credit. For purposes of this Agreement, a Revolving Lender (other than the Revolving Lender then acting as Issuing Bank with respect to such related Letter of Credit) shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability in an amount equal to its participation interest under Section 2.3. in the related Letter of Credit, and the Revolving Lender then acting as Issuing Bank with respect to such related Letter of Credit shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability in an amount equal to its retained interest in the related Letter of Credit after giving effect to the acquisition
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by the Revolving Lenders (other than the Revolving Lender then acting as Issuing Bank with respect to such related Letter of Credit) of their participation interests under such Section.
Level” has the meaning given that term in the definition of the term “Applicable Margin.”
LIBOR” means, subject to implementation of a Replacement Rate in accordance with Section 4.2.(b), with respect to any LIBOR Loan for any Interest Period, the rate of interest obtained by dividing (i) 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 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) Business Days prior to the first day of the applicable Interest Period by (ii) a percentage equal to 1 minus the stated maximum rate (stated as a decimal) of all reserves, if any, required to be maintained with respect to Eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency liabilities”) as specified in Regulation D of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (or against any other category of liabilities which includes deposits by reference to which the interest rate on LIBOR Loans is determined or any applicable category of extensions of credit or other assets which includes loans by an office of any Lender outside of the United States of America). If, for any reason, the rate referred to in the preceding clause (i) is not so published, then the rate to be used for such clause (i) 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) Business Days prior to the first day of the applicable Interest Period for a period equal to such Interest Period. Any change in the maximum rate or reserves described in the preceding clause (ii) shall result in a change in LIBOR on the date on which such change in such maximum rate becomes effective. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) in no event shall LIBOR (including, without limitation, any Replacement Rate with respect thereto) be less than fifty basis points (0.50%) per annum and (y) unless otherwise specified in any amendment to this Agreement entered into in accordance with Section 4.2.(b), in the event that a Replacement Rate with respect to LIBOR is implemented then all references herein to LIBOR shall be deemed references to such Replacement Rate.
LIBOR Loan” means a Revolving Loan or Term Loan (or any portion thereof) (other than a Base Rate Loan) bearing interest at a rate based on LIBOR.
LIBOR Market Index Rate” means, for any day, LIBOR as of that day that would be applicable for a LIBOR Loan having a one-month Interest Period determined at approximately 10:00 a.m. Central time on such day (rather than 11:00 a.m. (London time) two Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period as otherwise provided in the definition of “LIBOR”), or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day. The LIBOR Market Index Rate shall be determined on a daily basis. If the LIBOR Market Index Rate determined as provided above would be less than fifty basis points (0.50%), then the LIBOR Market Index Rate shall be deemed to be fifty basis points (0.50%).
Lien” as applied to the property of any Person means: (a) any security interest, encumbrance, mortgage, deed to secure debt, deed of trust, assignment of leases and rents, pledge, lien, hypothecation, assignment, charge or lease constituting a Capitalized Lease Obligation, conditional sale or other title retention agreement, or other security title or encumbrance of any kind in respect of any property of such Person, or upon the income, rents or profits therefrom; (b) any arrangement, express or implied, under which any property of such Person is transferred, sequestered or otherwise identified for the purpose of subjecting the same to the payment of Indebtedness or performance of any other obligation in priority to the payment of the general, unsecured creditors of such Person; (c) the filing of any financing statement
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under the UCC or its equivalent in any jurisdiction, other than any precautionary filing not otherwise constituting or giving rise to a Lien, including a financing statement filed (i) in respect of a lease not constituting a Capitalized Lease Obligation pursuant to Section 9-505 (or a successor provision) of the UCC or its equivalent as in effect in an applicable jurisdiction or (ii) in connection with a sale or other disposition of accounts or other assets not prohibited by this Agreement in a transaction not otherwise constituting or giving rise to a Lien; and (d) any agreement by such Person to grant, give or otherwise convey any of the foregoing.
Liquidity” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate Revolving Commitments of all Lenders as of such date minus the outstanding principal balance of all Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities, plus (b) unrestricted and unencumbered cash, in Dollars, solely owned by the Borrower and held in the United States.
Loan” means a Revolving Loan, a Term Loan or a Swingline Loan.
Loan Document” means this Agreement, each Note, the Guaranty, the Pledge Agreement, each other Security Document, each Letter of Credit Document and each other document or instrument now or hereafter executed and delivered by a Loan Party in connection with, pursuant to or relating to this Agreement (other than the Fee Letter and any Specified Derivatives Contract).
Loan Party” means each of the Borrower, each Pledgor, and each other Person who guarantees all or a portion of the Obligations and/or who pledges any collateral to secure all or a portion of the Obligations. Schedule 1.1.(c) sets forth the Loan Parties in addition to the Borrower as of the Agreement Date.
Management Agreement” means an agreement pursuant to which the Borrower or a Subsidiary, as Owner, contracts for the management and operation of a Property by an Operator. In the event a Property is subject to both a Lease and an agreement that would otherwise constitute a Management Agreement under this definition, such agreement shall be treated as an Ancillary Agreement with respect to such Lease rather than as a Management Agreement for purposes of this Agreement.
Managing Trustee” means either Mr. John G. Murray or Mr. Adam D. Portnoy, both having a business address c/o RMR, or any duly appointed successor thereto.
Mandatorily Redeemable Stock” means, with respect to any Person, any Equity Interest of such Person which by the terms of such Equity Interest (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable or exercisable), upon the happening of any event or otherwise, (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (other than an Equity Interest to the extent redeemable in exchange for common stock or other equivalent common Equity Interests at the option of the issuer of such Equity Interest), (b) is convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for Indebtedness or Mandatorily Redeemable Stock, or (c) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or part (other than an Equity Interest which is redeemable solely in exchange for common stock or other equivalent common Equity Interests); in the case of each of clauses (a) through (c), on or prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days following the Term Loan Maturity Date.
Material Acquisition means any acquisition (whether by direct purchase, merger or otherwise and whether in one or more related transactions) by the Borrower or any Subsidiary in which the purchase price of the assets acquired exceeds 5.0% of the consolidated total assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries determined under GAAP as of the most recent fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which financial statements are available.
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Material Adverse Effect” means a materially adverse effect on (a) the business, assets, liabilities, condition (financial or otherwise) or results of operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, (b) the ability of the Borrower or any other Loan Party to perform its obligations under any Loan Document to which it is a party, (c) the validity or enforceability of any of the Loan Documents, (d) the rights and remedies of the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Administrative Agent under any of the Loan Documents, (e) the timely payment of the principal of or interest on the Loans or other amounts payable in connection therewith or the timely payment of all Reimbursement Obligations, or (f) when used with respect to a Collateral Property, the use, value or operation of such Property.
Material Contract” means any contract or other arrangement (other than Loan Documents and Specified Derivatives Contracts), whether written or oral, to which the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Loan Party is a party as to which the breach, nonperformance, cancellation or failure to renew by any party thereto could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and in any event shall include the Business Management Agreement and Property Management Agreement.
MIRE Event” means, any increase, extension or renewal of any of the Commitments or Loans (including any increase of Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 2.16. or otherwise, but excluding (i) any continuation or conversion of Loans, (ii) the making of any Loan or (iii) the issuance, renewal or extension of Letters of Credit).
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and its successors.
Mortgage” means a mortgage, deed of trust, deed to secure debt or similar security instrument made by a Person owning an interest in real estate granting a Lien on such interest in real estate as security for the payment of Indebtedness.
Mortgage Note” means a promissory note satisfying all of the following requirements: (a) such promissory note is owned solely by the Borrower or a Subsidiary; (b) such promissory note is secured by a lien on real property and the improvements on which are of a type similar to improvements located on the Properties as of the Agreement Date; (c) such real property and related improvements are not subject to any environmental conditions or other matters which, individually or collectively, materially impair the value of such real property or related improvements; (d) the obligor in respect of such promissory note is not an Affiliate of the Borrower or RMR; and (e) if the Borrower or any Subsidiary were to acquire such real property and related improvements, no Default or Event of Default would result from such acquisition.
Multiemployer Plan” means at any time a multiemployer plan within the meaning of Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA to which any member of the ERISA Group is then making or accruing an obligation to make contributions or has within the preceding six plan years made contributions, including for these purposes any Person which ceased to be a member of the ERISA Group during such six-year period.
Multifamily Property” means an income producing Property (a) the improvements on which consist primarily of residential rental apartment units (which may include senior and student housing), together with any incidental improvements on such Property operated in connection therewith and (b) that is leased primarily to residential tenants.
Negative Pledge” means, with respect to a given asset, any provision of a document, instrument or agreement (other than any Loan Document, a Specified Derivatives Contract or a lease or related agreement between a TRS, as tenant, and the Borrower or another Subsidiary, as landlord) which prohibits or purports to prohibit the creation or assumption of any Lien on such asset as security for
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Indebtedness of the Person owning such asset or any other Person; provided, however, that an agreement that conditions a Person’s ability to encumber its assets upon the maintenance of one or more specified ratios that limit a Person’s ability to encumber its assets but that do not generally prohibit the encumbrance of its assets, or the encumbrance of specific assets, shall not constitute a Negative Pledge.
Net Cash Proceeds” means the aggregate cash or cash equivalent proceeds received by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, or Borrower’s Ownership Share of any cash or Cash Equivalents proceeds distributed to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries from amounts received by any Unconsolidated Affiliate, in respect of any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposition of any kind of any asset, any capital markets transaction (including the issuance of any Equity Interest, whether common, preferred or otherwise), any debt or debt refinancing (whether secured or unsecured), or any Stimulus Transaction, in each case, net of (a) customary direct costs incurred in connection therewith (including legal, accounting and investment banking fees, and underwriting discounts and commissions), and (b) taxes paid or payable as a result thereof; it being understood that “Net Cash Proceeds” shall include, without limitation, any cash or cash equivalents received upon the sale or other disposition of any non-cash or non-cash equivalent consideration received by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (or Borrower’s Ownership Share of any cash or cash equivalents proceeds received by any Unconsolidated Affiliate upon the sale or other disposition of any such non-cash or non-cash equivalent consideration) in respect of any the foregoing transactions or events.
Net Lease Retail Property” means an income producing Property (a) the improvements on which consist of service-oriented retail property, together with any incidental improvements on such Property operated in connection therewith and (b) that is leased to a commercial tenant pursuant to a Triple Net Lease.
Net Operating Income” means, for any Collateral Property at any date of its determination (without duplication and determined on a consistent basis with prior periods): (a) rents and other revenues received in the ordinary course from such Collateral Property (including proceeds from rent loss or business interruption insurance (but not in excess of the actual rent otherwise payable), determined in accordance with GAAP, but excluding rents and other contractually due amounts not collected during the applicable period, minus (b) all expenses paid (excluding depreciation, amortization, other non-cash expenses, interest expense, income tax expense, capital expenses and real estate acquisition costs and expenses, but including appropriate adjustments to allocate property taxes and insurance premiums evenly over the applicable period) related to the ownership, operation or maintenance of such Collateral Property, including but not limited to, ground rents, property taxes, assessments and the like, insurance, utilities, payroll costs, maintenance, repair and landscaping expenses, marketing expenses, and general and administrative expenses, in each case, which are the responsibility of the applicable Subsidiary Guarantor that are not paid directly by the applicable tenant (including an appropriate allocation for legal, accounting, advertising, marketing and other expenses incurred by such Guarantor in connection with such Collateral Property, but specifically excluding any property management fees), minus (c) the Reserve for Replacements for such Collateral Property for the applicable period, minus (d) the actual management fee paid during such period with respect to such Collateral Property.
Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
Non-Domestic Property” means a Property located outside a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States of America (including without limitation Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) or the District of Columbia, but excluding the Staybridge Suites located at 225 South Park, Thornhill,
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Ontario, Canada, and the Intercontinental Hotel located at 220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Nonrecourse Indebtedness” means, with respect to a Person, Indebtedness for borrowed money in respect of which recourse for payment (except for customary exceptions for fraud, misapplication of funds, environmental indemnities, voluntary bankruptcy, collusive involuntary bankruptcy and other similar customary exceptions to nonrecourse liability) is contractually limited to specific assets of such Person encumbered by a Lien securing such Indebtedness.
Note” means a Revolving Note, a Term Note or a Swingline Note.
Notice of Borrowing” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit C (or such other form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and containing the information required in such Exhibit) to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.1.(b) evidencing the Borrower’s request for a borrowing of Revolving Loans.
Notice of Continuation” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit D (or such other form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and containing the information required in such Exhibit) to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.9. evidencing the Borrower’s request for the Continuation of a LIBOR Loan.
Notice of Conversion” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit E (or such other form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and containing the information required in such Exhibit) to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.10. evidencing the Borrower’s request for the Conversion of a Loan from one Type to another Type.
Notice of Swingline Borrowing” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit F (or such other form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and containing the information required in such Exhibit) to be delivered to the applicable Swingline Lender pursuant to Section 2.4.(b) evidencing the Borrower’s request for a Swingline Loan.
Obligations” means, individually and collectively: (a) the aggregate principal balance of, and all accrued and unpaid interest on, all Loans; (b) all Reimbursement Obligations and all other Letter of Credit Liabilities; and (c) all other indebtedness, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties owing to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender of every kind, nature and description, under or in respect of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, including, without limitation, the Fees and indemnification obligations, whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or not due, contractual or tortious, liquidated or unliquidated, and whether or not evidenced by any promissory note. For the avoidance of doubt, “Obligations” shall not include Specified Derivatives Obligations.
Off-Balance Sheet Obligations” means liabilities and obligations of the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Person in respect of “off-balance sheet arrangements” (as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Act) which the Borrower would be required to disclose in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section of the Borrower’s report on Form 10Q or Form 10K (or their equivalents) which the Borrower is required to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (or any Governmental Authority substituted therefor).
OFAC” means the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
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Operating Agreement” means any Lease or Management Agreement.
Operator” means the (sub)lessee or manager of a Property pursuant to an Operating Agreement, provided that (x) unless the Administrative Agent otherwise approves or (y) such Operating Agreement is a transaction with an Affiliate permitted by Section 9.8., any such (sub)lessee or manager which is a TRS or other Subsidiary of the Borrower or an Affiliate of the Borrower (including, without limitation, RMR, or any Managing Trustee) shall be deemed not to be an “Operator” for purposes of this Agreement.
Operator Deposits means the following: (a) any cash or Cash Equivalent that secures the payment of Base Payments, an Operator’s obligations under such Operator’s Operating Agreement or the obligations of a manager or franchisor under an Ancillary Agreement (including, without limitation, any cash or Cash Equivalent deposited in connection with a Guaranty of an Operator’s obligations under an Operating Agreement or of the payment of Base Payments); or (b) the total amount of any deferred purchase price payable by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to an Operator or an Operator’s Affiliates, against which purchase price the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as applicable, is entitled, pursuant to such Operator’s Operating Agreement, to offset Base Payments, damages resulting from such Operator’s default under its Operating Agreement or from a default by a manager or franchisor under an Ancillary Agreement.
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 Property” means an income producing Property (a) that is not a Hotel, Travel Center, Net Lease Retail Property or Multifamily Property, (b) the improvements on which consist of industrial developments, office space and other commercial developments (but excluding residential developments), together with any incidental improvements on such Property operated in connection therewith and (c) that is leased to a commercial tenant pursuant to a Triple Net Lease.
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, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any 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 4.6.).
Owner” means the Borrower or a Subsidiary in its capacity as (sub)lessor or owner pursuant to an Operating Agreement.
Ownership Share” means, with respect to any Subsidiary of a Person (other than a Wholly Owned Subsidiary) or any Unconsolidated Affiliate of a Person, the greater of (a) such Person’s relative nominal direct and indirect ownership interest (expressed as a percentage) in such Subsidiary or Unconsolidated Affiliate or (b) subject to compliance with Section 8.4.(k), such Person’s relative direct and indirect economic interest (calculated as a percentage) in such Subsidiary or Unconsolidated Affiliate determined in accordance with the applicable provisions of the declaration of trust, articles or certificate of incorporation, articles of organization, partnership agreement, joint venture agreement or other applicable organizational document of such Subsidiary or Unconsolidated Affiliate.
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QFC” has the meaning assigned to the term “qualified financial contract” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).
Participant” has the meaning given that term in Section 12.5.(d).
Participant Register” has the meaning given that term in Section 12.5.(d).
Patriot Act” means the USA PATRIOT Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)).
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and any successor agency.
Permitted Capital Expenditures” has the meaning given that term in Section 9.11(b).
Permitted Liens” means, as to any Person: (a) Liens securing (x) taxes, assessments and other charges or levies imposed by any Governmental Authority (excluding any Lien imposed pursuant to any of the provisions of ERISA) or (y) the claims of materialmen, mechanics, carriers, warehousemen or landlords for labor, materials, supplies or rentals incurred in the ordinary course of business, in each case, (i) which are not at the time required to be paid or discharged under Section 7.6., or (ii) if such Lien is the responsibility of a financially responsible Operator to discharge; (b) Liens consisting of deposits or pledges made, in the ordinary course of business, in connection with, or to secure payment of, obligations under workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance or similar Applicable Laws; (c) Liens consisting of encumbrances in the nature of zoning restrictions, easements, and rights or restrictions of record on the use of real property, which do not materially detract from the value of such property or impair the use thereof in the business of such Person and, in the case of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, Liens granted by any tenant on its leasehold estate in a Property which are subordinate to the interest of the Borrower or a Subsidiary in such Property; (d) Liens in existence as of the Agreement Date and set forth in Part II of Item 6.1.(f) of the Borrower Letter; (e) deposits to secure trade contracts (other than for Indebtedness), statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature incurred in the ordinary course of business; (f) the lessor’s interest in property leased to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to a lease permitted by this Agreement; (g) the interests of tenants, operators or managers of Properties; (h) Liens on any assets of a TRS in favor of the Borrower or any other Subsidiary; (i) Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders, the Issuing Banks and the Specified Derivatives Providers pursuant to the Loan Documents; (j) Liens which are also secured by restricted cash or Cash Equivalents of equal or greater value; (k) Liens securing judgments not constituting an Event of Default under Section 10.1.(h); (l) Liens (i) of a collection bank arising under Section 4210 of the UCC on items in the course of collection, (ii) attaching to commodity trading accounts or other commodities brokerage accounts incurred in the ordinary course of business, and (iii) in favor of a banking or other financial institution arising as a matter of law or under customary general terms and conditions encumbering deposits (including the right of setoff) and which are within the general parameters customary in the banking industry; (m) Liens (i) on earnest money deposits in connection with purchases and sales of properties, (ii) on cash advances in favor of the seller of any property to be acquired in an Investment permitted pursuant to this Agreement, or (iii) consisting of an agreement to dispose of any property; (n) Liens in favor of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries; and (o) Liens arising from precautionary UCC financing statement filings regarding operating leases entered into by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business.
Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited partnership, general partnership, joint stock company, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, joint venture, association,
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company, trust, bank, trust company, land trust, business trust or other organization, whether or not a legal entity, or any other nongovernmental entity, or any Governmental Authority.
Plan” means at any time an employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) which is covered by Title IV of ERISA or subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code and either (a) is maintained, or contributed to, by any member of the ERISA Group for employees of any member of the ERISA Group or (b) has at any time within the preceding six years been maintained, or contributed to, by any Person which was at such time a member of the ERISA Group for employees of any Person which was at such time a member of the ERISA Group.
Pledge Agreement” means the Pledge Agreement, a form of which is attached as Exhibit M hereto, executed and delivered by the applicable Loan Parties on the Second Amendment Effective Date, together with each joinder agreement and supplement executed and delivered in connection therewith, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented, or otherwise modified from time to time.
Pledged Interests” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Pledge Agreement.
Pledgor” means any Person that is party to the Pledge Agreement as a “Pledgor”.
PNC” means PNC Bank, National Association.
Post-Default Rate” means, in respect of any principal of any Loan, any Reimbursement Obligation or any other Obligation, a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate as in effect from time to time plus the Applicable Margin for Term Loans that are Base Rate Loans plus two percent (2.0%).
Post-Temporary Waiver Period Compliance Date” means the date upon which the Borrower delivers to the Administrative Agent a Compliance Certificate in accordance with Section 8.3 evidencing compliance with Section 9.1 as of September 30, 2022.
Preferred Dividends” means, for any given period and without duplication, all Restricted Payments accrued or paid (and in the case of Restricted Payments paid, which were not accrued during a prior period) during such period on Preferred Stock issued by the Borrower or a Subsidiary. Preferred Dividends shall not include dividends or distributions (a) paid or payable solely in Equity Interests (other than Mandatorily Redeemable Stock) payable to holders of such class of Equity Interests; (b) paid or payable to the Borrower or a Subsidiary; or (c) constituting or resulting in the redemption of Preferred Stock, other than scheduled redemptions not constituting balloon, bullet or similar redemptions in full.
Preferred Stock” means, with respect to any Person, Equity Interests in such Person which are entitled to preference or priority over any other Equity Interest in such Person in respect of the payment of dividends or distribution of assets upon liquidation or both.
Prime Rate” means, at any time, the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by the Lender acting as the Administrative Agent as its prime rate. Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective as of the opening of business on the day such change in such prime rate occurs. The rate announced publicly by the Administrative Agent as its prime rate is an index or base rate and shall not necessarily be its lowest or best rate charged to its customers or other banks. If the Prime Rate determined as provided above would be less than fifty basis points (0.50%), then the Prime Rate shall be deemed to be fifty basis points (0.50%).
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Principal Office” means the office of the Administrative Agent located at 600 South 4th St., 9th Floor, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415, or any other subsequent office that the Administrative Agent shall have specified as the Principal Office by written notice to the Borrower and the Lenders.
Pro Rata Share” means, as to each Lender, the ratio, expressed as a percentage of (a) (i) the amount of such Lender’s Commitments plus (ii) the amount of such Lender’s outstanding Term Loan to (b) (i) the aggregate amount of the Commitments of all Lenders plus (ii) the aggregate amount of all outstanding Term Loans; provided, however, that if at the time of determination the Revolving Commitments have terminated or been reduced to zero, the “Pro Rata Share” of each Lender shall be the ratio, expressed as a percentage of (A) the sum of the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans, Term Loans, Swingline Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities owing to such Lender as of such date to (B) the sum of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans, Term Loans, Swingline Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities of all Lenders as of such date. For purposes of this definition, a Revolving Lender (other than the applicable Swingline Lender with respect to such Swingline Loan) shall be deemed to hold a Swingline Loan and a Revolving Lender (other than the applicable Issuing Bank with respect to such Letter of Credit) shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability, in each case, to the extent such Revolving Lender has acquired a participation therein under the terms of this Agreement and has not failed to perform its obligations in respect of such participation. If at the time of determination the Commitments have terminated and there are no outstanding Loans or Letter of Credit Liabilities, then the Pro Rata Shares of the Lenders shall be determined as of the most recent date on which Commitments were in effect or Loans or Letters of Credit Liabilities were outstanding.
Property” means any parcel of real property, together with all improvements thereon, owned or leased pursuant to a Ground Lease by the Borrower or any Subsidiary.
Property Management Agreement” means that certain Second Amended and Restated Property Management Agreement dated as of June 5, 2015, as amended to date, by and among RMR and the Borrower, on behalf of itself and its Subsidiaries.
Property Management Contract Assignment” means an Assignment and Subordination of Management Agreement executed by a Loan Party in favor of the Administrative Agent for its benefit and the benefit of the other Lenders, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. Such document may, at the Administrative Agent’s election, constitute a subordination of the Property Management Agreement rather than an assignment thereof.
Protective Advance” means all sums expended as determined by the Administrative Agent to be necessary or appropriate after the Borrower or any other Loan Party fails to do so when required: (a) to protect the validity, enforceability, perfection or priority of the Liens in any of the Collateral and the instruments evidencing the Obligations; (b) to prevent the value of any Collateral from being materially diminished (assuming the lack of such a payment within the necessary time frame could potentially cause such Collateral to lose value); or (c) to protect any of the Collateral from being materially damaged, impaired, mismanaged or taken, including, without limitation, any amounts expended in connection therewith in accordance with Section 11.10 or 12.2.
Qualified Collateral Property Sale” means a sale of any Collateral Property to an unaffiliated third party purchaser (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any Affiliate of the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower) on arms’-length terms, which sale and the terms thereof shall be reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent in all respects.
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Qualified Notes Issuance” means any issuance by the Borrower of unsecured notes with an initial term of at least three (3) years, and in respect of which no scheduled principal repayments or other mandatory prepayments are required to be paid, nor will be paid, by the Borrower within the first three (3) years following the date of issuance thereof.
Qualified Refinancing Issuance” means an issuance by the Borrower of unsecured notes with an initial term extending at least three (3) years beyond the latest Revolving Termination Date as extended or proposed to be extended pursuant to Section 2.13, and in respect of which no scheduled principal repayments or other mandatory prepayments are required to be paid, nor will be paid, by the Borrower within such period.
Qualified Plan” means a Benefit Arrangement that is intended to be tax-qualified under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Rating Agency” means S&P, Moody’s or any other nationally recognized securities rating agency selected by the Borrower and approved of by the Administrative Agent in writing.
RBC” means Royal Bank of Canada.
Recipient” means (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender and (c) any Issuing Bank, as applicable.
Register” has the meaning given that term in Section 12.5.(c).
Regulatory Change” means, with respect to any Lender, any change effective after the Agreement Date in Applicable Law (including without limitation, Regulation D of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System) or the adoption or making after such date of any interpretation, directive or request applying to a class of banks, including such Lender, of or under any Applicable Law (whether or not having the force of law and whether or not failure to comply therewith would be unlawful) by any Governmental Authority or monetary authority charged with the interpretation or administration thereof or compliance by any Lender with any request or directive regarding capital adequacy or liquidity. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (a) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (b) 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 United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Regulatory Change”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, implemented, or issued.
Reimbursement Obligation” means the absolute, unconditional and irrevocable obligation of the Borrower to reimburse an Issuing Bank for any drawing honored by such Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit.
REIT” means a Person qualifying for treatment as a “real estate investment trust” under the Internal Revenue Code.
RMR” means The RMR Group LLC, together with its successors and permitted assigns.
RMR Inc.” means The RMR Group Inc., a Maryland corporation, together with its successors and permitted assigns.
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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 assigned thereto in Section 4.2.(b).
Requisite Lenders” means, as of any date, (a) Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate amount of the Commitments and the outstanding Term Loans of all Lenders, or (b) if the Revolving Commitments have been terminated or reduced to zero, Lenders holding more than 50% of the principal amount of the aggregate outstanding Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities; provided that (i) in determining such percentage at any given time, all then existing Defaulting Lenders will be disregarded and excluded and (ii) at all times when two or more Lenders (excluding Defaulting Lenders) are party to this Agreement, the term “Requisite Lenders” shall in no event mean less than two Lenders. For purposes of this definition, a Revolving Lender (other than the applicable Swingline Lender with respect to such Swingline Loan) shall be deemed to hold a Swingline Loan and a Revolving Lender (other than the applicable Issuing Bank with respect to such Letter of Credit Liability) shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability, in each case, to the extent such Revolving Lender has acquired a participation therein under the terms of this Agreement and has not failed to perform its obligations in respect of such participation.
Requisite Revolving Lenders” means, as of any date, (a) Revolving Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments of all Revolving Lenders, or (b) if the Revolving Commitments have been terminated or reduced to zero, the Revolving Lenders holding more than 50% of the principal amount of the aggregate outstanding Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities; provided that (i) in determining such percentage at any given time, all then existing Defaulting Lenders that are Revolving Lenders will be disregarded and excluded, and (ii) at all times when two or more Revolving Lenders (excluding Defaulting Lenders that are Revolving Lenders) are party to this Agreement, the term “Requisite Revolving Lenders” shall in no event mean less than two Revolving Lenders. For purposes of this definition, a Revolving Lender (other than the applicable Swingline Lender with respect to such Swingline Loan) shall be deemed to hold a Swingline Loan and a Revolving Lender (other than the applicable Issuing Bank with respect to such Letter of Credit Liability) shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability, in each case, to the extent such Revolving Lender has acquired a participation therein under the terms of this Agreement and has not failed to perform its obligations in respect of such participation.
Requisite Term Loan Lenders” means, as of any date, Term Loan Lenders having more than 50% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Term Loans; provided that (a) in determining such percentage at any given time, all then existing Defaulting Lenders that are Term Loan Lenders will be disregarded and excluded, and (b) at all times when two or more Term Loan Lenders (excluding Defaulting Lenders that are Term Loan Lenders) are party to this Agreement, the term “Requisite Term Loan Lenders” shall in no event mean less than two Term Loan Lenders.
Reserve for Replacement” means (i) with respect to each Travel Center, the FF&E Reserve actually funded or prefunded by the Operator or the Borrower during such period with respect to such Property pursuant to the applicable Lease or any related Ancillary Agreement, and (ii) for each other Property, replacement reserves actually funded or prefunded by the Operator or the Borrower during such period with respect to such Property.
Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.
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Responsible Officer” means (a) with respect to the Borrower, the Borrower’s President or Treasurer or any Managing Trustee of the Borrower and (b) with respect to any other Loan Party, such Loan Party’s chief executive officer or chief financial officer.
Restricted Payment” means (a) any dividend or other distribution, direct or indirect, on account of any Equity Interest of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding, except a dividend or distribution payable solely in shares of that class of Equity Interests to the holders of that class; (b) any redemption, conversion, exchange, retirement, sinking fund or similar payment, purchase or other acquisition for value, direct or indirect, of any shares of any Equity Interest of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding; and (c) any payment made to retire, or to obtain the surrender of, any outstanding warrants, options or other rights to acquire any Equity Interests of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding.
Revolving Commitment” means, as to each Lender (other than the Swingline Lenders), such Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans pursuant to Section 2.1., to issue (in the case of the Issuing Banks) and to participate (in the case of the other Lenders) in Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.3.(i), and to participate in Swingline Loans pursuant to Section 2.4.(e), in an amount up to, but not exceeding the amount set forth for such Lender on Schedule I as such Lender’s “Revolving Commitment Amount” or as set forth in any applicable Assignment and Assumption or agreement executed by a Person becoming a Revolving Lender in accordance with Section 2.16., as the same may be reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.12. or increased or reduced as appropriate to reflect any assignments to or by such Lender effected in accordance with Section 12.5. or increased as appropriate to reflect any increase effected in accordance with Section 2.16.
Revolving Commitment Percentage” means, as to each Revolving Lender, the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of (a) the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment to (b) the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments of all Revolving Lenders; provided, however, that if at the time of determination the Revolving Commitments have been terminated or been reduced to zero, the “Revolving Commitment Percentage” of each Revolving Lender shall be the “Revolving Commitment Percentage” of such Revolving Lender in effect immediately prior to such termination or reduction.
Revolving Credit Exposure” means, as to any Revolving Lender at any time, the aggregate principal amount at such time of its outstanding Revolving Loans and such Revolving Lender’s participation in Letter of Credit Liabilities and Swingline Loans at such time.
Revolving Lender” means a Lender having a Revolving Commitment or, if the Revolving Commitments have terminated, holding any Revolving Loans.
Revolving Loan” means a loan made by a Revolving Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1.(a).
Revolving Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower substantially in the form of Exhibit G, payable to the order of a Revolving Lender in a principal amount equal to the amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment.
Revolving Termination Date” means July 15, 2022, or such later date to which the Revolving Termination Date may be extended pursuant to Section 2.13.
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Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, region or territory which is itself (or whose government is) the subject or target of any Sanctions (including, as of the Effective Date, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Crimea).
Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC (including OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and OFAC’s Consolidated Non-SDN List), the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country, (c) any Person owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any such Person or Persons described in clauses (a) and (b), including a Person that is deemed by OFAC to be a Sanctions target based on the ownership of such legal entity by Sanctioned Person(s) or (d) any Person otherwise a target of Sanctions, including vessels and aircraft, that are designated under any Sanctions program.
Sanctions” means any and all economic or financial sanctions, sectoral sanctions, secondary sanctions, trade embargoes and restrictions and anti-terrorism laws, including but not limited to those imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by the U.S. government (including those administered by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority in any jurisdiction (a) in which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates is located or conducts business, (b) in which any of the proceeds of the Loans will be used, or (c) from which repayment of the Loans will be derived.
Second Amendment” means that certain Second Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of May 8, 2020, among the Borrower, the Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.
Second Amendment Effective Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Second Amendment.
Secured Indebtedness” means, with respect to a Person as of any given date, the aggregate principal amount of all Indebtedness of such Person outstanding on such date and that is secured in any manner by any Lien on any property and, in the case of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, shall include (without duplication) the Borrower’s Ownership Share of the Secured Indebtedness of its Unconsolidated Affiliates. For the avoidance of doubt, at all times following the delivery of any Security Instrument and for so long as any Security Instrument is required to secure any Guaranteed Obligations in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, all Indebtedness under the Loan Documents shall constitute Secured Indebtedness.
Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended from time to time, together with all rules and regulations issued thereunder.
Security Documents” means, collectively, the Pledge Agreement, any Security Instrument, any Property Management Contract Assignment, any Deposit Account Control Agreement and any other security agreement, pledge agreement, financing statement, or other document, instrument or agreement creating, evidencing or perfecting the Administrative Agent’s Liens in any of the Collateral, including, without limitation, any assignment of leases and rents and any collateral assignment of reciprocal easement agreements, architectural and construction related contracts, permits, or licenses, in each case, to the extent applicable.
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Security Instrument” means a mortgage, deed of trust, deed to secure debt, or equivalent instrument executed by a Subsidiary of the Borrower in favor of the Administrative Agent, for its benefit and the benefit of the other Lenders, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
Solvent” means, when used with respect to any Person, that (a) the fair value and the fair salable value of its assets (excluding any Indebtedness due from any Affiliate of such Person) are each in excess of the fair valuation of its total liabilities (including all contingent liabilities computed at the amount which, in light of all facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that could reasonably be expected to become an actual and matured liability); (b) such Person is able to pay its debts or other obligations in the ordinary course as they mature; and (c) such Person has capital not unreasonably small to carry on its business and all business in which it proposes to be engaged.
Sonesta Hotels” means the Hotels listed on Schedule 1.1(d), as updated from time to time to reflect the Sonesta managed Hotels listed by the Borrower in an Unencumbered Asset Certificate.
Specified Derivatives Contract” means any Derivatives Contract, together with any Derivatives Support Document relating thereto, that is made or entered into at any time, or in effect at any time now or hereafter, whether as a result of an assignment or transfer or otherwise, between the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower and any Specified Derivatives Provider.
Specified Derivatives Obligations” means all indebtedness, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries under or in respect of any Specified Derivatives Contract, whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or not due, liquidated or unliquidated, and whether or not evidenced by any written confirmation.
Specified Derivatives Provider” means any Lender, or any Affiliate of a Lender that is a party to a Derivatives Contract at the time the Derivatives Contract is entered into.
S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC business, or any successors.
Stated Amount” means the amount available to be drawn by a beneficiary under a Letter of Credit from time to time, as such amount may be increased or reduced from time to time in accordance with the terms of such Letter of Credit; provided, however, with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any application related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the Stated Amount thereof, the Stated 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.
Stimulus Transaction” means any loans, equity investments, grants or other transactions pursuant to which the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or any Unconsolidated Affiliate thereof receives funds in connection with any federal COVID-19 stimulus legislation, including, without limitation, any loan made pursuant any program implemented by the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or the “CARES Act”, or any similar program now or hereafter in effect.
Subsidiary” means, for any Person, any corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity of which at least a majority of the Equity Interests having by the terms thereof ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors or other individuals performing similar functions of such corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity (without regard to the occurrence of any contingency) is at the time directly or indirectly owned or controlled by such Person or one or
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more Subsidiaries of such Person or by such Person and one or more Subsidiaries of such Person, and shall include all Persons the accounts of which are consolidated with those of such Person pursuant to GAAP.
Swingline Commitment” means, with respect to a Swingline Lender, such Swingline Lender’s obligation to make Swingline Loans pursuant to Section 2.4. in an amount up to, but not exceeding, the amount provided for such Swingline Lender in the first sentence of Section 2.4.(a), as such amount may be reduced from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof.
Swingline Lender” means each of Wells Fargo, Bank of America, N.A., PNC and RBC, each in its capacity as a Lender to make Swingline Loans pursuant to Section 2.4., together with its respective successors and assigns. Any reference to “the Swingline Lender” herein shall be deemed to refer to each Swingline Lender, any Swingline Lender, the applicable Swingline Lender or all Swingline Lenders, as the context may require.
Swingline Loan” means a loan made by a Swingline Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.4.
Swingline Maturity Date” means the date which is five (5) Business Days prior to the Revolving Termination Date.
Swingline Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower substantially in the form of Exhibit H, payable to the order of each Swingline Lender in a principal amount equal to the amount of the Swingline Commitment as originally in effect and otherwise duly completed.
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.
Temporary Waiver Period” means the period beginning on the Second Amendment Effective Date and ending on the Temporary Waiver Period Termination Date.
Temporary Waiver Period Incurrence Conditions” means, collectively, (i) the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Debt of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis determined in accordance with GAAP is not greater than 60% of the Adjusted Total Assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (ii) the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Secured Debt of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis determined in accordance with GAAP is not greater than 40% of Adjusted Total Assets, (iii) the ratio of Consolidated Income Available for Debt Service to the Annual Debt Service for the four consecutive fiscal quarters most recently ended is not less than 1.5 to 1.0, and (iv) the Borrower is in compliance with each other indebtedness incurrence test applicable under any Material Indebtedness; provided that, the foregoing clause (iii) shall be calculated on the assumptions that: (A) such Debt and any other Debt incurred by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis since the first day of such four-quarter period and the application of the proceeds therefrom, including to refinance other Debt, had occurred at the beginning of such period, (B) the repayment, retirement or other discharge of any other Debt by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis since the first day of such four-quarter period had occurred at the beginning of such period (except that, in making such computation, the amount of Debt under any revolving credit facility shall be computed based upon the average daily balance of such Debt during such period), (C) in the case of Acquired Debt or Debt incurred in connection with or in contemplation of any acquisition, including any Person becoming a Subsidiary, since the first day of such four-quarter period, the related acquisition had
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occurred as of the first day of such period with appropriate adjustments with respect to such acquisition being included in such pro forma calculation, and (D) in the case of any acquisition or disposition by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries of any asset or group of assets since the first day of such four-quarter period, whether by merger, stock purchase or sale, or asset purchase or sale, such acquisition or disposition or any related repayment of Debt had occurred as of the first day of such period with the appropriate adjustments with respect to such acquisition or disposition being included in such pro forma calculation. If the Debt giving rise to the need to make the foregoing calculation or any other Debt incurred after the first day of the relevant four-quarter period bears interest at a floating interest rate, then, for purposes of calculating the Annual Debt Service, the interest rate on such Debt shall be computed on a pro forma basis as if the average interest rate which would have been in effect during the entirety of such four-quarter period had been the applicable rate for the entirety of such period. As used herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
Acquired Debt” means Debt of a Person (i) existing at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary or (ii) assumed in connection with the acquisition of assets from such Person, in each case, other than Debt incurred in connection with, or in contemplation of, such Person becoming a Subsidiary or such acquisition. Acquired Debt shall be deemed to be incurred on the date of the related acquisition of assets from any Person or the date the acquired Person becomes a Subsidiary.
Adjusted Total Assets” means the sum of (A) the Total Assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the end of the fiscal quarter covered in the Borrower’s annual report on Form 10-K, or its quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as the case may be, most recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (or, if such filing is not permitted or required under the Exchange Act, with the Administrative Agent) prior to the incurrence of such additional Debt, and (B) the purchase price of any real estate assets or mortgages receivable acquired, and the amount of any securities offering proceeds received (to the extent that such proceeds were not used to acquire real estate assets or mortgages receivable or used to reduce Debt), by the Borrower or any Subsidiary since the end of such fiscal quarter, including those proceeds obtained in connection with the incurrence of such additional Debt.
Annual Debt Service” as of any date means the maximum amount which is expensed in any 12-month period for interest on Debt of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, excluding amortization of debt discounts and deferred financing costs.
Consolidated Income Available for Debt Service” for any period means Earnings from Operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries plus amounts which have been deducted, and minus amounts which have been added, for the following (without duplication): (i) interest on Debt of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (ii) cash reserves made by lessees as required by the Borrower’s leases for periodic replacement and refurbishment of the Borrower’s assets, (iii) provision for taxes of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries based on income, (iv) amortization of debt premiums/discounts and deferred debt issuance costs, (v) provisions for gains and losses on properties and property depreciation and amortization, (vi) the effect of any noncash charge resulting from a change in accounting principles in determining Earnings from Operations for such period and (vii) amortization of deferred charges.
Debt” of the Borrower or any Subsidiary means, without duplication, any indebtedness of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, whether or not contingent, in respect of:
(i) borrowed money or evidenced by bonds, notes, debentures or similar instruments;
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(ii) borrowed money secured by any Lien existing on property owned by the Borrower or any Subsidiary, to the extent of the lesser of (x) the amount of indebtedness so secured or (y) the fair market value of the property subject to such Lien;
(iii) the reimbursement obligations, contingent or otherwise, in connection with any letters of credit actually issued (other than letters of credit issued to provide credit enhancement or support with respect to other indebtedness of the Borrower or any Subsidiary otherwise reflected as Debt hereunder) or amounts representing the balance deferred and unpaid of the purchase price of any property or services, except any such balance that constitutes an accrued expense or trade payable, or all conditional sale obligations or obligations under any title retention agreement;
(iv) the principal amount of all obligations of the Borrower or any Subsidiary with respect to redemption, repayment or other repurchase of any Mandatorily Redeemable Stock; or
(v) any lease of property by the Borrower or any Subsidiary as lessee which is reflected on the Borrower’s consolidated balance sheet as a capitalized lease in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles,
to the extent, in the case of items of indebtedness under (i) through (v) above, that any such items (other than letters of credit) would be properly classified as a liability on the Borrower’s consolidated balance sheet in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Debt also (1) excludes any indebtedness (A) with respect to which a defeasance or covenant defeasance or discharge has been effected (or an irrevocable deposit is made with a trustee in an amount at least equal to the outstanding principal amount of such indebtedness, the remaining scheduled payments of interest thereon to, but not including, the applicable maturity date or redemption date, and any premium or otherwise as provided in the terms of such indebtedness) in accordance with the terms thereof or which has been repurchased, retired, repaid, redeemed, irrevocably called for redemption (and an irrevocable deposit is made with a trustee in an amount at least equal to the outstanding principal amount of such indebtedness, the remaining scheduled payments of interest thereon to, but not including, such redemption date, and any premium) or otherwise satisfied or (B) that is secured by cash or Cash Equivalents irrevocably deposited with a trustee in an amount, in the case of this clause (B), at least equal to the outstanding principal amount of such indebtedness and the remaining scheduled payments of interest thereon and (2) includes, to the extent not otherwise included, any obligation by the Borrower or any Subsidiary to be liable for, or to pay, as obligor, guarantor or otherwise (other than for purposes of collection in the ordinary course of business), Debt of another Person (other than the Borrower or any Subsidiary) (it being understood that Debt shall be deemed to be incurred by the Borrower or any Subsidiary whenever the Borrower or such Subsidiary shall create, assume, guarantee or otherwise become liable in respect thereof).
Earnings from Operations” for any period means net earnings excluding gains and losses on sales of investments, extraordinary items, gains and losses from early extinguishment of debt and property valuation losses, in each case as reflected in the financial statements of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Secured Debt” means Debt of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries secured by a Lien on the property of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries.
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Total Assets” as of any date means the sum of (i) the Undepreciated Real Estate Assets and (ii) all other assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries determined in accordance with GAAP (but excluding accounts receivable and intangibles).
Undepreciated Real Estate Assets” as of any date means the cost (original cost plus capital improvements) of real estate and associated personal property used in connection with the real estate assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on such date, before depreciation and amortization determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.
Temporary Waiver Period Termination Date” means July 15, 2022.
Term Loan” means a loan made by a Term Loan Lender to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.2.
Term Loan Commitment” means, as to each Term Loan Lender, such Lender’s obligation to make a Term Loan on the Effective Date pursuant to Section 2.2., in an amount up to, but not exceeding, the amount set forth for such Lender on Schedule I as such Lender’s “Term Loan Commitment Amount”.
Term Loan Lender” means a Lender having a Term Loan Commitment, or if the Term Loan Commitments have terminated, a Lender holding a Term Loan.
Term Loan Maturity Date” means July 15, 2023.
Term Loan Percentage” means, as to each Term Loan Lender, the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of (a) the amount of such Lender’s Term Loan Commitment to (b) the aggregate amount of the Term Loan Commitments of all Term Lenders; provided, however, that if at the time of determination the Term Loan Commitments have been terminated or been reduced to zero, the “Term Loan Percentage” of each Term Lender shall be the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of (i) the unpaid principal amount of the Term Loan owing to such Lender as of such date to (ii) the aggregate unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Term Loans as of such date.
Term Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower substantially in the form of Exhibit I, payable to the order of a Term Loan Lender in a principal amount equal to the amount of such Term Loan Lender’s Term Loan.
Third Amendment” means that certain Third Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of November 5, 2020, among the Borrower, the Guarantors party thereto, the Pledgors party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.
Third Amendment Effective Date” has the meaning given that term in the Third Amendment.
Title Insurance Company” means (i) Fidelity/Chicago Title Insurance Company, or (ii) any other title company reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
Title Policy” means, with respect to each Collateral Property, an ALTA standard form title insurance policy (or, if such form is not available, an equivalent, legally promulgated form of mortgagee title insurance policy reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent) issued by a Title Insurance Company (with such co-insurance or reinsurance as the Administrative Agent may require) in an amount as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require based on the Appraised Value of such Collateral Property insuring the priority of the Security Instrument thereon and that the Borrower or a Loan Party, as
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applicable, holds marketable or indefeasible (with respect to Texas) fee simple (or leasehold, if applicable) title to such parcel, subject only to encumbrances reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and which shall not contain standard exceptions for mechanics liens, persons in occupancy (other than tenants as tenants only under Tenant Leases with no rights of purchase) or matters which would be shown by a survey, shall not insure over any matter except to the extent that any such affirmative insurance is acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion, and shall contain such endorsements and affirmative insurance as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require to the extent available in the jurisdiction in which such Collateral Property is located, including, but not limited to, an aggregation endorsement to the extent available in the jurisdiction in which such Collateral Property is located, but may exclude, in any event, affirmative coverage for preferential transfers.
Titled Agent” has the meaning given in Section 11.9.
Total Asset Value” means, on any date of determination, the sum of the following (without duplication) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the four fiscal quarters most recently ended: (a)(i) with respect to all Properties owned (or leased pursuant to a Ground Lease) by the Borrower or any Subsidiary for one or more fiscal quarters, Adjusted EBITDA attributable to such Properties for such period divided by (ii) the applicable Capitalization Rate; (b) the purchase price paid for any Property acquired during such period (less any amounts paid as a purchase price adjustment, held in escrow, retained as a contingency reserve, or other similar arrangements but including amounts retained as Operator Deposits and prior to allocations of property purchase prices pursuant to FASB ASC 805 and the like); provided that (x) once any such Property is included in the determination of Total Asset Value pursuant to the preceding clause (a) it may not thereafter be included under this clause (b) and (y) any Property the value of which was determined under clause (a) of this definition in the Existing Credit Agreement may not be valued under this clause (b); (c) the value of the Borrower’s equity Investments in RMR Inc. as of the end of such period, such value determined at Fair Market Value; (d) all cash and cash equivalents as of the end of such period; (e) accounts receivable that are not (i) owing in excess of 90 days as of the end of such period or (ii) being contested in writing by the obligor in respect thereof (in which case only such portion being contested shall be excluded from Total Asset Value); (f) prepaid taxes and operating expenses as of the end of such period; (g) the book value of all Developable Property and Assets Under Development as of the end of such period; (h) the book value of all other tangible assets (excluding land or other real property) as of the end of such period; (i) the book value of all Mortgage Notes as of the end of such period; and (j) the Borrower’s Ownership Share of the preceding items (other than those referred to in clause (c)) of any Unconsolidated Affiliate of the Borrower. For purposes of determining Total Asset Value, to the extent the amount of Total Asset Value attributable to (u) Unconsolidated Affiliates would exceed 10.0% of Total Asset Value, (v) Assets Under Development (determined as the aggregate Construction Budget for all such Assets Under Development) would exceed 15.0% of Total Asset Value, (w) Properties subject to a ground lease would exceed 15.0% of Total Asset Value, (x) Mortgage Notes would exceed 5.0% of Total Asset Value, (y) Unimproved Land would exceed 5.0% of Total Asset Value, and (z) Multifamily Properties would exceed 20.0% of Total Asset Value, in each case, such excess shall be excluded. For purposes of determining Total Asset Value, to the extent the aggregate value of the items described in the immediately preceding clauses (u), (v), (w), (x), (y) and (z) would account for more than 30% of Total Asset Value, such excess shall be excluded. To the extent that the value of the Borrower’s equity Investments in RMR Inc. would in the aggregate account for more than 3.0% of Total Asset Value, such excess shall be excluded. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of determining Total Asset Value at any time, (i) the Borrower may, in addition to the Properties referred to in the immediately preceding clause (b), include the purchase price paid for any Property acquired during the period following the end of the fiscal quarter most recently ended through the time of such determination (less any amounts paid as a purchase price adjustment, held in escrow, retained as a contingency reserve, or other similar arrangements at the time of such determination, but including
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amounts retained as Operator Deposits and prior to allocations of property purchase prices pursuant to FASB ASC 805 and the like, each at the time of such determination); provided, that if the Borrower elects to include the purchase price paid for any Property acquired during the period following the end of the fiscal quarter most recently ended through the time of such determination as permitted by this clause (i), then the Borrower must exclude from the determination of Total Asset Value the Adjusted EBITDA, the purchase price or the book value, as applicable, of any Property disposed of by the Borrower during such period and (ii) for purposes of the immediately preceding clause (d), the amount of cash and cash equivalents shall be calculated as of such date of determination rather than as of the end of the fiscal quarter most recently ended.
Total Indebtedness” means, as of a given date, all liabilities of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries which would, in conformity with GAAP, be properly classified as a liability on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of such date (excluding allocations of property purchase prices pursuant to FASB ASC 805 and the like), and in any event shall include (without duplication): (a) all Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (b) the Borrower’s Ownership Share of Indebtedness of its Unconsolidated Affiliates, (c) the aggregate amount of all Operator Deposits (other than those Operator Deposits held by the Borrower or a Wholly Owned Subsidiary in connection with Operating Agreements for which a monetary default exists and has existed for a period of 30 days or more) and (d) net obligations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries under any Derivatives Contracts not entered into as a hedge against existing Indebtedness, in an amount equal to the Derivatives Termination Value thereof.
Total Unencumbered Assets” as of any date means the sum of (i) Undepreciated Real Estate Assets not securing any portion of Secured Debt and (ii) the amount of all other assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries not securing any portion of Secured Debt, in each case on such date determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (but excluding accounts receivable and intangibles); provided that, any joint venture interests shall be excluded from the calculation of Total Unencumbered Assets. For purposes of this definition, “Undepreciated Real Estate Assets” and “Secured Debt” shall have the meanings assigned thereto in the definition of “Temporary Waiver Period Incurrence Conditions”.
Trading with the Enemy Act” has the meaning given to that term in Section 6.1 (y).
Travel Center” means a Property that is (a) developed as a travel related facility and, with respect to any Property acquired after the Agreement Date, conforms with, and is of a type consistent with, the Travel Centers owned by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the Agreement Date, and (b) leased to an Operator pursuant to a Triple Net Lease.
Triple Net Lease” means a Lease under which a single tenant leases all or substantially all of the rentable area of a Property where the tenant is responsible for payment of real estate taxes and assessments, repairs and maintenance, insurance, capital expenditures and other expenses relating to the operation of such Property customary for such Leases.
TRS” means any direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower that is classified as a “taxable REIT subsidiary” under Section 856(l) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Type” with respect to any Revolving Loan or Term Loan, refers to whether such Loan or portion thereof is a LIBOR Loan or a Base Rate Loan.
UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in any applicable jurisdiction.
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UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person falling within IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.
UK Resolution Authority” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.
Unconsolidated Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person in whom such Person holds an Investment, which Investment is accounted for in the financial statements of such Person on an equity basis of accounting and whose financial results would not be consolidated under GAAP with the financial results of such Person on the consolidated financial statements of such Person. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither RMR Inc. nor Sonesta Holdco Corporation shall be considered to be an Unconsolidated Affiliate of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries.
Unencumbered Asset” means each Property, whether Hotel, Travel Center, Net Lease Retail Property, Multifamily Property or Other Property, that satisfies all of the following requirements: (a) such Property is (i) owned in fee simple solely by the Borrower or a Wholly Owned Subsidiary or (ii) leased solely by the Borrower or a Wholly Owned Subsidiary pursuant to a Ground Lease; (b) such Property is not an Asset Under Development and is in service; (c) neither such Property, nor any interest of the Borrower or such Wholly Owned Subsidiary therein, is subject to any Lien (other than Permitted Liens of the types described in clauses (a) through (c) and (e) through (j) of the definition thereof) or to any Negative Pledge, other than Negative Pledges permitted pursuant to Section 9.2.(b)(iii) and Section 9.2.(b)(iv); (d) neither such Property, nor if such Property is owned or leased by a Subsidiary, any of the Borrower’s direct or indirect ownership interest in such Subsidiary, is subject to (i) any Lien (other than Permitted Liens of the types described in clauses (a) through (c) or (e) through (j) of the definition thereof) or (ii) any Negative Pledge, other than Negative Pledges permitted pursuant to Section 9.2.(b)(iii) and Section 9.2.(b)(iv); (e) if such Property is owned or leased by a Subsidiary, such Subsidiary has not directly or indirectly guarantied or assumed liability for any Indebtedness of any Subsidiary except lessee deposits for which a Subsidiary is responsible; (f) such Property is free of structural defects or major architectural deficiencies, title defects, environmental conditions or other adverse matters which, individually or collectively, materially impair the value of such Property; (g) such Property shall be subject to agreements containing terms and conditions which provide the Borrower or a Subsidiary with substantially the same benefits and risks as Operating Agreements and Ancillary Agreements of Unencumbered Assets as of the Agreement Date, or otherwise on commercially reasonable terms and conditions; (h) the lessee or operator is not more than 60 days past due with respect to any payment obligations under any Lease or Operating Agreement for such Property (after taking into account application of any security deposit); and (i) regardless of whether such Property is owned or leased by the Borrower or a Wholly Owned Subsidiary, the Borrower has the right, directly or indirectly through a Subsidiary, to take the following actions without the need to obtain the consent of any Person (in each case, other than the consent of any Person required pursuant to the terms of any applicable Operating Agreement): (i) to create Liens on such Property (or its leasehold interest therein, as applicable) as security for Indebtedness of the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as applicable, and (ii) to sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of such Property (or its leasehold interest therein, as applicable). Notwithstanding the immediately preceding sentence, a Property owned by a Foreign Subsidiary that is a Wholly Owned Subsidiary will be considered to be an Unencumbered Asset so long as: (1) such Property is (i) owned in fee simple (or the legal equivalent in the jurisdiction where such Property is located) by such Foreign Subsidiary or (ii) leased solely by such Foreign Subsidiary pursuant to a long-term lease having terms and
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conditions reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent; (2) all of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of such Foreign Subsidiary are legally and beneficially owned by one or more of the Borrower and Wholly Owned Subsidiaries; (3) such Foreign Subsidiary has no Indebtedness other than (x) Nonrecourse Indebtedness and (y) other Indebtedness in an aggregate outstanding principal amount of less than 2.0% of the value of the assets of such Foreign Subsidiary (such value to be determined in a manner consistent with the definition of Total Asset Value or, if not contemplated under the definition of Total Asset Value, in a manner acceptable to the Administrative Agent); (4) neither such Property, nor any interest of such Foreign Subsidiary therein, is subject to any Lien (other than Permitted Liens of the types described in clauses (a) through (c) or (e) through (j) of the definition thereof) or to any Negative Pledge, other than Negative Pledges permitted pursuant to Section 9.2.(b)(iii) and Section 9.2.(b)(iv); and (5) such Property satisfies the requirements set forth in the immediately preceding clauses (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h).
Unencumbered Asset Certificate” has the meaning given that term in Section 8.3.
Unimproved Land” means land on which no development (other than improvements that are not material and are temporary in nature) has occurred.
Unsecured Debt” means any Debt of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries which is not Secured Debt (as such terms are defined in the definition of “Temporary Waiver Period Incurrence Conditions”).
Unsecured Indebtedness” means, with respect to a Person as of any given date, the aggregate principal amount of all Indebtedness of such Person outstanding at such date that is not Secured Indebtedness (excluding Indebtedness associated with Unconsolidated Affiliates that is not Guaranteed by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries) and in the case of the Borrower shall include (without duplication) Indebtedness that does not constitute Secured Indebtedness. Indebtedness secured solely by a pledge of Equity Interests in a Subsidiary owning one or more Properties which is also recourse to the Borrower or a Subsidiary shall not be treated as Secured Indebtedness.
U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States Person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Wells Fargo” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, and its successors and assigns.
Wholly Owned Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of a Person in respect of which all of the Equity Interests (other than, in the case of a corporation, directors’ qualifying shares) are at the time directly or indirectly owned and controlled by such Person or one or more other Subsidiaries of such Person or by such Person and one or more other Subsidiaries of such Person.
Withdrawal Liability” means any liability as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from a Multiemployer Plan as such terms are defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.
Withholding Agent” means (a) the Borrower, (b) any other Loan Party and (c) the Administrative Agent, as applicable.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means (a) with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule, and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify
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or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.
Section 1.2.    General; References to Eastern Time.
Unless otherwise indicated, all accounting terms, ratios and measurements shall be interpreted or determined in accordance with GAAP in effect as of the Agreement Date. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, (x) the calculation of liabilities shall not include any fair value adjustments to the carrying value of liabilities to record such liabilities at fair value pursuant to electing the fair value option election under FASB ASC 825-10-25 (formerly known as FAS 159, The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities) or other standards of the Financial Accounting Standards Board allowing entities to elect fair value option for financial liabilities and (y) for purposes of calculating the covenants under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, any obligations of a Person under a lease (whether existing on the Agreement Date or entered into thereafter) that is not (or would not be) required to be classified and accounted for as a capitalized lease on a balance sheet of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP as in effect on the Agreement Date shall not be treated as a capitalized lease pursuant to this Agreement or the other Loan Documents solely as a result of (1) the adoption of changes in GAAP after the Agreement Date (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any changes in GAAP as set forth in FASB ASC 842 (as the same may be amended from time to time)) or (2) changes in the application of GAAP after the Agreement Date (including the avoidance of doubt, any changes as set forth in FASB ASC 842 (as the same may be amended from time to time)); provided, however, that upon the request of the Administrative Agent or any Lender the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to any such adoption of changes in, or the application of, GAAP. References in this Agreement to “Sections”, “Articles”, “Exhibits” and “Schedules” are to sections, articles, exhibits and schedules herein and hereto unless otherwise indicated. references in this Agreement to any document, instrument or agreement (a) shall include all exhibits, schedules and other attachments thereto, (b) shall include all documents, instruments or agreements issued or executed in replacement thereof, to the extent permitted hereby and (c) shall mean such document, instrument or agreement, or replacement or predecessor thereto, as amended, supplemented, restated or otherwise modified from time to time to the extent not otherwise stated herein or prohibited hereby and in effect at any given time. Wherever from the context it appears appropriate, each term stated in either the singular or plural shall include the singular and plural, and pronouns stated in the masculine, feminine or neuter gender shall include the masculine, the feminine and the neuter. Unless explicitly set forth to the contrary, a reference to “Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary of the Borrower or a Subsidiary of such Subsidiary and a reference to an “Affiliate” means a reference to an Affiliate of the Borrower. Titles and captions of Articles, Sections, subsections and clauses in this Agreement are for convenience only, and neither limit nor amplify the provisions of this Agreement. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to time are references to Eastern time, daylight or standard, as applicable.
Section 1.3.    Rates.
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 “LIBOR” or with respect to any rate that is an alternative or replacement for or successor to any such rate or the effect of any of the foregoing.
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Section 1.4.    Divisions.
For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under a different jurisdiction’s laws): (a) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, and (b) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Equity Interests at such time.
ARTICLE II. CREDIT FACILITY
Section 2.1.    Revolving Loans.
(a)    Making of Revolving Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, including without limitation, Section 2.15., each Revolving Lender severally and not jointly agrees to make Revolving Loans in Dollars to the Borrower during the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the Revolving Termination Date, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding up to, but not exceeding, (i) at any time prior to the satisfaction of the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement, such Lender’s Revolving Commitment, and (ii) upon and following satisfaction of the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement, the lesser of (A) the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment and (B) such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the then Collateral Property Availability. Each borrowing of Revolving Loans that are to be Base Rate Loans shall be in an aggregate minimum amount of $1,000,000 and integral multiples of $500,000 in excess thereof. Each borrowing and Continuation under Section 2.9. of Revolving Loans that are LIBOR Loans, and each Conversion under Section 2.10. of Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans into LIBOR Loans, shall be in an aggregate minimum of $1,000,000 and integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess of that amount. Notwithstanding the immediately preceding two sentences but subject to Section 2.15., a borrowing of Revolving Loans may be in the aggregate amount of the unused Revolving Commitments or the aggregate amount of the unused Collateral Property Availability, as then applicable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow Revolving Loans.
(b)    Requests for Revolving Loans. Not later than 11:00 a.m. Eastern time at least one (1) Business Day prior to a borrowing of Revolving Loans that are to be Base Rate Loans and not later than 11:00 a.m. Eastern time at least three (3) Business Days prior to a borrowing of Revolving Loans that are to be LIBOR Loans, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a Notice of Borrowing. Each Notice of Borrowing shall specify the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Loans to be borrowed, the date such Revolving Loans are to be borrowed (which must be a Business Day), the use of the proceeds of such Revolving Loans, the Type of the requested Revolving Loans, and if such Revolving Loans are to be LIBOR Loans, the initial Interest Period for such Revolving Loans. Each Notice of Borrowing shall be irrevocable once given and binding on the Borrower. Prior to delivering a Notice of Borrowing, the Borrower may (without specifying whether a Revolving Loan will be a Base Rate Loan or a LIBOR Loan) request that the Administrative Agent provide the Borrower with the most recent LIBOR available to the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall provide such quoted rate to the Borrower on the date of such request or as soon as possible thereafter.
(c)    Funding of Revolving Loans. Promptly after receipt of a Notice of Borrowing under the immediately preceding subsection (b), the Administrative Agent shall notify each Revolving Lender of the proposed borrowing. Each Revolving Lender shall deposit an amount equal to the Revolving Loan to be made by such Revolving Lender to the Borrower with the Administrative Agent at the Principal
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Office, in immediately available funds not later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on the date of such proposed Revolving Loans. Subject to fulfillment of all applicable conditions set forth herein, the Administrative Agent shall make available to the Borrower in the account specified in the Disbursement Instruction Agreement, not later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on the date of the requested borrowing of Revolving Loans, the proceeds of such amounts received by the Administrative Agent.
(d)    Assumptions Regarding Funding by Revolving Lenders. With respect to Revolving Loans to be made after the Effective Date, unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified by any Revolving Lender that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent a Revolving Loan to be made by such Lender in connection with any borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender will make the proceeds of such Revolving Loan available to the Administrative Agent in accordance with this Section, and the Administrative Agent may (but shall not be obligated to), in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower the amount of such Revolving Loan to be provided by such Lender. In such event, if such Lender does not make available to the Administrative Agent the proceeds of such Revolving Loan on the date and at the time specified in Section 2.1.(c), then such Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent on demand the amount of such Revolving Loan with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such Revolving Loan is made available to the Borrower but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) 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 (ii) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans. Notwithstanding the prior sentence, if any Revolving Lender shall fail to make available to the Administrative Agent the proceeds of a Revolving Loan on the date and at the time specified in Section 2.1.(c) but shall make such proceeds available to the Administrative Agent at a later time on such date, such Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent one day’s worth of interest computed in accordance with clause (i) of the immediately preceding sentence, unless such Lender can provide evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that such Lender has timely made such proceeds available to the Administrative Agent, including, without limitation, a Fed Reference Number screen shot evidencing the date and time such Lender’s wire was sent. If the Borrower and such Lender shall pay the amount of such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or 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 to the Administrative Agent the amount of such Revolving Loan, the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Revolving Loan included in the borrowing. Any payment by the Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Revolving Lender that shall have failed to make available the proceeds of a Revolving Loan to be made by such Lender.
Section 2.2.    Term Loans.
Pursuant to the Existing Credit Agreement, certain of the Term Loan Lenders made Term Loans denominated in Dollars to the Borrower. The Borrower hereby agrees and acknowledges that as of the Third Amendment Effective Date, the outstanding principal balance of the Term Loans is $0.00 and all Term Loan Commitments in respect thereof have been terminated and are no longer available for disbursement.
Section 2.3.    Letters of Credit.
(a)    Letters of Credit. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including without limitation, Section 2.15., each Issuing Bank, on behalf of the Revolving Lenders, agrees to issue for the account of the Borrower (which may be issued in support of obligations of any Subsidiary of the
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Borrower) during the period from and including the Effective Date to, but excluding, the date 30 days prior to the Revolving Termination Date, one or more standby letters of credit (each a “Letter of Credit”) up to a maximum aggregate Stated Amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed $50,000,000 as such amount may be reduced from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof (the “L/C Commitment Amount”); provided, that an Issuing Bank shall not be obligated to issue any Letter of Credit if, after giving effect to such issuance, the aggregate Stated Amount of the outstanding Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank would exceed (i) at any time prior to the satisfaction of the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement, the lesser of (A) 25.0% of the L/C Commitment Amount and (B) the Revolving Commitment of such Issuing Bank in its capacity as a Revolving Lender, and (ii) upon and following satisfaction of the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement, the lesser of (A) 25.0% of the L/C Commitment Amount, (B) the Revolving Commitment of such Issuing Bank in its capacity as a Revolving Lender, and (C) such Issuing Bank’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the then Collateral Property Availability (in its capacity as a Revolving Lender). The parties hereto agree that the Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed to be Letters of Credit for all purposes of this Agreement.
(b)    Terms of Letters of Credit. At the time of issuance, the amount, form, terms and conditions of each Letter of Credit, and of any drafts or acceptances thereunder, shall be subject to approval by the applicable Issuing Bank and the Borrower. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event may (i) the expiration date of any Letter of Credit extend beyond the Revolving Termination Date, or (ii) any Letter of Credit have an initial duration in excess of one year; provided, however, a Letter of Credit may contain a provision providing for the automatic extension of the expiration date in the absence of a notice of non-renewal from the applicable Issuing Bank but in no event shall any such provision permit the extension of the expiration date of such Letter of Credit beyond the Revolving Termination Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Letter of Credit may, as a result of its express terms or as the result of the effect of an automatic extension provision, have an expiration date of not more than one year beyond the Revolving Termination Date (any such Letter of Credit being referred to as an “Extended Letter of Credit”) so long as the Borrower delivers to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the applicable Issuing Bank and the Revolving Lenders no later than 30 days prior to the Revolving Termination Date, Cash Collateral for such Letter of Credit for deposit into the Letter of Credit Collateral Account in an amount equal to the Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit; provided, that the obligations of the Borrower under this Section in respect of Extended Letters of Credit shall survive the termination of this Agreement and shall remain in effect until no Extended Letters of Credit remain outstanding. If the Borrower fails to provide Cash Collateral with respect to any Extended Letter of Credit by the date 30 days prior to the Revolving Termination Date, such failure shall be treated as a drawing under such Extended Letter of Credit (in an amount equal to the maximum Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit), which shall be reimbursed (or participations therein funded) by the Revolving Lenders in accordance with the immediately following subsections (i) and (j), with the proceeds being utilized to provide Cash Collateral for such Letter of Credit. The initial Stated Amount of each Letter of Credit shall be at least $500,000 (or such lesser amount as may be acceptable to the applicable Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower).
(c)    Requests for Issuance of Letters of Credit. The Borrower shall give an Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent written notice at least five (5) Business Days prior to the requested date of issuance of a Letter of Credit, such notice to describe in reasonable detail the proposed terms of such Letter of Credit and the nature of the transactions or obligations proposed to be supported by such Letter of Credit, and in any event shall set forth with respect to such Letter of Credit the proposed (i) initial Stated Amount, (ii) beneficiary, and (iii) expiration date. The Borrower shall also execute and deliver such customary applications and agreements for standby letters of credit, and other forms as requested from time to time by the applicable Issuing Bank. Provided the Borrower has given the notice prescribed by the first sentence of this subsection and delivered such applications and agreements referred to in the
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preceding sentence, subject to the other terms and conditions of this Agreement, including the satisfaction of any applicable conditions precedent set forth in Article V., the applicable Issuing Bank shall issue the requested Letter of Credit on the requested date of issuance for the benefit of the stipulated beneficiary but in no event shall such Issuing Bank be required to issue the requested Letter of Credit prior to the date five (5) Business Days (or such shorter time period as may be acceptable to the applicable Issuing Bank) following the date after which such Issuing Bank has received all of the items, if any, required to be delivered to it under this subsection. An Issuing Bank shall not at any time be obligated to issue any Letter of Credit if such issuance would conflict with, or cause such Issuing Bank or any Revolving Lender to exceed any limits imposed by, any Applicable Law. References herein to “issue” and derivations thereof with respect to Letters of Credit shall also include extensions or modifications of any outstanding Letters of Credit, unless the context otherwise requires. Upon the written request of the Borrower, the applicable Issuing Bank shall deliver to the Borrower a copy of each issued Letter of Credit issued by it within a reasonable time after the date of issuance thereof. To the extent any term of a Letter of Credit Document is inconsistent with a term of any Loan Document, the term of such Loan Document shall control.
(d)    Reimbursement Obligations. Upon receipt by an Issuing Bank from the beneficiary of a Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank of any demand for payment under such Letter of Credit and such Issuing Bank’s determination that such demand for payment complies with the requirements of such Letter of Credit, such Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent of the amount to be paid by such Issuing Bank as a result of such demand and the date on which payment is to be made by such Issuing Bank to such beneficiary in respect of such demand; provided, however, that an Issuing Bank’s failure to give, or delay in giving, such notice shall not discharge the Borrower in any respect from the applicable Reimbursement Obligation. The Borrower hereby absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably agrees to pay and reimburse each Issuing Bank for the amount of each demand for payment under each Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank at or prior to the date on which payment is to be made by such Issuing Bank to the beneficiary thereunder, without presentment, demand, protest or other formalities of any kind. Upon receipt by an Issuing Bank of any payment in respect of any Reimbursement Obligation, such Issuing Bank shall promptly pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender that has acquired a participation therein under the second sentence of the immediately following subsection (i) such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of such payment.
(e)    Manner of Reimbursement. Upon its receipt of a notice referred to in the immediately preceding subsection (d), the Borrower shall advise the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank whether or not the Borrower intends to borrow hereunder to finance its obligation to reimburse such Issuing Bank for the amount of the related demand for payment and, if it does, the Borrower shall submit a timely request for such borrowing as provided in the applicable provisions of this Agreement. If the Borrower fails to so advise the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank, or if the Borrower fails to reimburse the applicable Issuing Bank for a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit by the date of such payment, the failure of which the applicable Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent, then (i) if the applicable conditions contained in Article V. would permit the making of Revolving Loans, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a borrowing of Revolving Loans (which shall be Base Rate Loans) in an amount equal to the unpaid Reimbursement Obligation and the Administrative Agent shall give each Revolving Lender prompt notice of the amount of the Revolving Loan to be made available to the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern time and (ii) if such conditions would not permit the making of Revolving Loans, the provisions of subsection (j) of this Section shall apply. The limitations set forth in the second sentence of Section 2.1.(a) shall not apply to any borrowing of Base Rate Loans under this subsection.
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(f)    Effect of Letters of Credit on Revolving Commitments. Upon the issuance by an Issuing Bank of a Letter of Credit and until such Letter of Credit shall have expired or been cancelled, the Revolving Commitment of each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to be utilized for all purposes of this Agreement in an amount equal to the product of (i) such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage and (ii) the sum of (A) the Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit plus (B) any related Reimbursement Obligations then outstanding.
(g)    Issuing Banks’ Duties Regarding Letters of Credit; Unconditional Nature of Reimbursement Obligations. In examining documents presented in connection with drawings under Letters of Credit and making payments under Letters of Credit issued by an Issuing Bank against such documents, such Issuing Bank shall only be required to use the same standard of care as it uses in connection with examining documents presented in connection with drawings under letters of credit in which it has not sold participations and making payments under such letters of credit. The Borrower assumes all risks of the acts and omissions of, or misuse of the Letters of Credit by, the respective beneficiaries of such Letters of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, none of the Issuing Banks, the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders shall be responsible for, and the Borrower’s obligations in respect of Letters of Credit shall not be affected in any manner by, (i) the form, validity, sufficiency, accuracy, genuineness or legal effects of any document submitted by any party in connection with the application for and issuance of or any drawing honored under any Letter of Credit even if such document should in fact prove to be in any or all respects invalid, insufficient, inaccurate, fraudulent or forged; (ii) the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign any 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; (iii) failure of the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit to comply fully with conditions required in order to draw upon such Letter of Credit; (iv) errors, omissions, interruptions or delays in transmission or delivery of any messages, by mail, cable, facsimile, electronic mail, telecopy or otherwise, whether or not they be in cipher; (v) errors in interpretation of technical terms; (vi) any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under any Letter of Credit, or of the proceeds thereof; (vii) the misapplication by the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit, or of the proceeds of any drawing under any Letter of Credit; or (viii) any consequences arising from causes beyond the control of the Issuing Banks, the Administrative Agent or the Lenders. None of the above shall affect, impair or prevent the vesting of any of the Issuing Banks’, the Administrative Agent’s or any Lender’s rights or powers hereunder. Any action taken or omitted to be taken by an Issuing Bank under or in connection with any Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, if taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final, non-appealable judgment), shall not create against such Issuing Bank any liability to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any Lender. In this connection, the obligation of the Borrower to reimburse an Issuing Bank for any drawing made under any Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank, and to repay any Revolving Loan made pursuant to the second sentence of the immediately preceding subsection (e), shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and any other applicable Letter of Credit Document under all circumstances whatsoever, including without limitation, the following circumstances: (A) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit Document or any term or provisions therein; (B) any amendment or waiver of or any consent to departure from all or any of the Letter of Credit Documents; (C) the existence of any claim, setoff, defense or other right which the Borrower may have at any time against such Issuing Bank, any other Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent, any Lender, any beneficiary of a Letter of Credit or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or in the Letter of Credit Documents or any unrelated transaction; (D) any breach of contract or dispute between the Borrower, such Issuing Bank, any other Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any
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other Person; (E) any demand, statement or any other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein or made in connection therewith being untrue or inaccurate in any respect whatsoever; (F) any nonapplication or misapplication by the beneficiary of a Letter of Credit or of the proceeds of any drawing under such Letter of Credit; (G) payment by such Issuing Bank under any Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or certificate which does not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit; and (H) any other act, omission to act, delay or circumstance whatsoever that might, but for the provisions of this Section, constitute a legal or equitable defense to or discharge of the Borrower’s Reimbursement Obligations. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section or Section 12.9., but not in limitation of the Borrower’s unconditional obligation to reimburse an Issuing Bank for any drawing made under a Letter of Credit as provided in this Section and to repay any Revolving Loan made pursuant to the second sentence of the immediately preceding subsection (e), the Borrower shall have no obligation to indemnify the Administrative Agent, an Issuing Bank or any Lender in respect of any liability incurred by the Administrative Agent, an Issuing Bank or such Lender arising solely out of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender in respect of a Letter of Credit as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final, non-appealable judgment. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, nothing in this Section shall affect any rights the Borrower may have with respect to the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Administrative Agent, an Issuing Bank or any Lender with respect to any Letter of Credit.
(h)    Amendments, Etc. The issuance by an Issuing Bank of any amendment, supplement or other modification to any Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank shall be subject to the same conditions applicable under this Agreement to the issuance of new Letters of Credit (including, without limitation, that the request therefor be made through the applicable Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent), and no such amendment, supplement or other modification shall be issued unless either (i) the respective Letter of Credit affected thereby would have complied with such conditions had it originally been issued hereunder in such amended, supplemented or modified form or (ii) the Administrative Agent and the applicable Revolving Lenders, if any, required by Section 12.6. shall have consented thereto. In connection with any such amendment, supplement or other modification, the Borrower shall pay the fees, if any, payable under the last sentence of Section 3.5.(c).
(i)    Revolving Lenders’ Participation in Letters of Credit. Immediately upon (i) the Effective Date with respect to all Existing Letters of Credit and (ii) the date of issuance by an Issuing Bank of any Letter of Credit, each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to have absolutely, irrevocably and unconditionally purchased and received from the applicable Issuing Bank, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation to the extent of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the liability of such Issuing Bank with respect to such Letter of Credit and each Revolving Lender thereby shall absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably assume, as primary obligor and not as surety, and shall be unconditionally obligated to such Issuing Bank to pay and discharge when due, to the extent and in the manner set forth in the immediately following subsection (j) below, such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of such Issuing Bank’s liability under such Letter of Credit. In addition, upon the making of each payment by a Revolving Lender to the Administrative Agent for the account of an Issuing Bank in respect of any Letter of Credit issued by it pursuant to the immediately following subsection (j), such Lender shall, automatically and without any further action on the part of such Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent or such Lender, acquire (i) a participation in an amount equal to such payment in the Reimbursement Obligation owing to such Issuing Bank by the Borrower in respect of such Letter of Credit and (ii) a participation in a percentage equal to such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage in any interest or other amounts payable by the Borrower in respect of such Reimbursement Obligation (other than the Fees payable to such Issuing Bank pursuant to the second and the last sentences of Section 3.5.(c)).
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(j)    Payment Obligation of Revolving Lenders. Each Revolving Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Issuing Bank, on demand in immediately available funds in Dollars the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of each drawing paid by such Issuing Bank under each Letter of Credit issued by it to the extent such amount is not reimbursed by the Borrower pursuant to the immediately preceding subsection (d); provided, however, that in respect of any drawing under any Letter of Credit, the maximum amount that any Revolving Lender shall be required to fund, whether as a Revolving Loan or as a participation, shall not exceed such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of such drawing except as otherwise provided in Section 3.9.(d). If the notice referenced in the second sentence of Section 2.3.(e) is received by a Revolving Lender not later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern time, then such Lender shall make such payment available to the Administrative Agent not later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on the date of demand therefor; otherwise, such payment shall be made available to the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on the next succeeding Business Day. Each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make such payments to the Administrative Agent under this subsection, and the Administrative Agent’s right to receive the same for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank, shall be absolute, irrevocable and unconditional and shall not be affected in any way by any circumstance whatsoever, including without limitation, (i) the failure of any other Revolving Lender to make its payment under this subsection, (ii) the financial condition of the Borrower or any other Loan Party, (iii) the existence of any Default or Event of Default, including any Event of Default described in Section 10.1.(e) or (f), (iv) the termination of the Commitments or (v) the delivery of Cash Collateral in respect of any Extended Letter of Credit. Each such payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Issuing Bank shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or deduction whatsoever.
(k)    Information to Revolving Lenders. Promptly following any change in Letters of Credit outstanding, the applicable Issuing Bank shall deliver to the Administrative Agent, which shall promptly deliver the same to each Revolving Lender and the Borrower, a notice describing the aggregate amount of all Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank outstanding at such time. Upon the request of any Revolving Lender from time to time, an Issuing Bank shall deliver any other information reasonably requested by such Lender with respect to such Letter of Credit then outstanding. Other than as set forth in this subsection, the Issuing Banks and the Administrative Agent shall have no duty to notify the Lenders regarding the issuance or other matters regarding Letters of Credit issued hereunder. The failure of any Issuing Bank or the Administrative Agent to perform its requirements under this subsection shall not relieve any Revolving Lender from its obligations under the immediately preceding subsection (j).
(l)    Extended Letters of Credit. Each Revolving Lender confirms that its obligations under the immediately preceding subsections (i) and (j) shall be reinstated in full and apply if the delivery of any Cash Collateral in respect of an Extended Letter of Credit is subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside or required to be repaid to a trustee, receiver or any other party, in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or otherwise.
Section 2.4.    Swingline Loans.
(a)    Swingline Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, including without limitation Section 2.15., each Swingline Lender severally and not jointly agrees to make Swingline Loans to the Borrower, during the period from the Effective Date to but excluding the Swingline Maturity Date, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding up to, but not exceeding, the lesser (such lesser amount being referred to as the “Swingline Availability” of a given Swingline Lender) of (i) $18,750,000, (ii) the difference of (A) the commitment of such Swingline Lender in its capacity as a Revolving Lender minus (B) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans and outstanding Swingline Loans, in each such case, made by such Swingline Lender and the Letter of Credit
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Liabilities of such Swingline Lender in its capacity as a Revolving Lender, and (iii) upon and following satisfaction of the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement, the difference of (A) such Swingline Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the then Collateral Property Availability (in its capacity as a Revolving Lender) minus (B) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans and outstanding Swingline Loans, in each such case, made by such Swingline Lender and the Letter of Credit Liabilities of such Swingline Lender in its capacity as a Revolving Lender. If at any time the aggregate principal amount of the Swingline Loans made by a Swingline Lender outstanding at such time exceeds the Swingline Availability of such Swingline Lender at such time, the Borrower shall immediately pay the Administrative Agent for the account of such Swingline Lender the amount of such excess. The borrowing of a Swingline Loan shall constitute usage of the Revolving Commitments, in an amount equal to (i) for each Revolving Lender other than the Swingline Lender making such Swingline Loan, each such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage, multiplied by the outstanding amount of such Swingline Loan and (ii) for the applicable Swingline Lender making such Swingline Loan, the outstanding amount of such Swingline Loan. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow Swingline Loans hereunder.
(b)    Procedure for Borrowing Swingline Loans. The Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent and the Swingline Lender selected by the Borrower to make a Swingline Loan notice pursuant to a Notice of Swingline Borrowing or telephonic notice of each borrowing of a Swingline Loan. Each Notice of Swingline Borrowing shall be delivered to the applicable Swingline Lender and the Administrative Agent no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on the proposed date of such borrowing. Any telephonic notice shall include all information to be specified in a written Notice of Swingline Borrowing and shall be promptly confirmed in writing by the Borrower pursuant to a Notice of Swingline Borrowing sent to such Swingline Lender and the Administrative Agent by telecopy on the same day of the giving of such telephonic notice. On the date of the requested Swingline Loan and subject to satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 5.2. for such borrowing, the applicable Swingline Lender will make the proceeds of such Swingline Loan available to the Administrative Agent at its Principal Office in Dollars, in immediately available funds, for the account of the Borrower. The amount so received by the Administrative Agent shall, subject to satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 5.2. for such borrowing, be made available to the Borrower not later than 11:00 a.m. on such date if the applicable Swingline Lender and the Administrative Agent received such Notice of Swingline Borrowing by 9:00 a.m. on such date, and otherwise not later than 4:00 p.m. on such date, at the account specified by the Borrower in the Notice of Swingline Borrowing.
(c)    Interest. Swingline Loans shall bear interest at a per annum rate equal to the Base Rate as in effect from time to time plus the Applicable Margin for Revolving Loans or at such other rate or rates as the Borrower and the applicable Swingline Lender may agree (with written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent) from time to time in writing. Interest on a Swingline Loan is solely for the account of the Swingline Lender that made such Swingline Loan (except to the extent a Revolving Lender acquires a participating interest in such Swingline Loan pursuant to the immediately following subsection (e)). All accrued and unpaid interest on Swingline Loans shall be payable on the dates and in the manner provided in Section 2.5. with respect to interest on Base Rate Loans (except as the applicable Swingline Lender and the Borrower may otherwise agree in writing (with written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent) in connection with any particular Swingline Loan made by such Swingline Lender).
(d)    Swingline Loan Amounts, Etc. Each Swingline Loan shall be in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 and integral multiples of $500,000 in excess thereof, or such other minimum amounts agreed to by a Swingline Lender and the Borrower. Any voluntary prepayment of a Swingline Loan must be in integral multiples of $100,000 or the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swingline Loans (or
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such other minimum amounts upon which the Swingline Lender that made such Swingline Loan and the Borrower may agree) and in connection with any such prepayment, the Borrower must give the Swingline Lender that made such Swingline Loan and the Administrative Agent prior written notice thereof no later than 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on the date of such prepayment. The Swingline Loans owing to a Swingline Lender shall, in addition to this Agreement, be evidenced by a Swingline Note in favor of such Swingline Lender (unless such Swingline Lender shall have notified the Borrower and the Administrative Agent that such Swingline Lender does not want to receive a Swingline Note).
(e)    Repayment and Participations of Swingline Loans. The Borrower agrees to repay each Swingline Loan within one Business Day of demand therefor by the Swingline Lender that made such Swingline Loan and, in any event, within five (5) Business Days after the date such Swingline Loan was made; provided, that the proceeds of a Swingline Loan may not be used to pay a Swingline Loan. Any Swingline Lender making demand for repayment of a Swingline Loan made by such Swingline Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent of such demand on the date on such demand is made. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower shall repay the entire outstanding principal amount of, and all accrued but unpaid interest on, the Swingline Loans on the Swingline Maturity Date (or such earlier date as the Swingline Lender that made such Swingline Loan and the Borrower may agree in writing (with notice thereof to the Administrative Agent)). In lieu of demanding repayment of any outstanding Swingline Loan from the Borrower, the Swingline Lender that made such Swingline Loan may, on behalf of the Borrower (which hereby irrevocably directs each applicable Swingline Lender to act on its behalf for such purpose), request a borrowing of Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans from the Revolving Lenders in an amount equal to the principal balance of such Swingline Loan. The amount limitations contained in the second sentence of Section 2.1.(a) shall not apply to any borrowing of such Revolving Loans made pursuant to this subsection. Such Swingline Lender shall give notice to the Administrative Agent of any such borrowing of Revolving Loans not later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on the proposed date of such borrowing. Promptly after receipt of such notice of borrowing of Revolving Loans from the Swingline Lender under the immediately preceding sentence, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Revolving Lender of the proposed borrowing. Not later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on the proposed date of such borrowing, each Revolving Lender will make available to the Administrative Agent at the Principal Office for the account of the applicable Swingline Lender, in immediately available funds, the proceeds of the Revolving Loan to be made by such Lender. The Administrative Agent shall pay the proceeds of such Revolving Loans to the applicable Swingline Lender, which shall apply such proceeds to repay such Swingline Loan. If the Revolving Lenders are prohibited from making Revolving Loans required to be made under this subsection for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation, the existence of any of the Defaults or Events of Default described in Sections 10.1.(e) or (f), each Revolving Lender shall purchase from the applicable Swingline Lender, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation to the extent of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of such Swingline Loan, by directly purchasing a participation in such Swingline Loan in such amount and paying the proceeds thereof to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Swingline Lender in Dollars and in immediately available funds. A Revolving Lender’s obligation to purchase such a participation in a Swingline Loan shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including without limitation, (i) any claim of setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender or any other Person may have or claim against the Administrative Agent, any Swingline Lender or any other Person whatsoever, (ii) the occurrence or continuation of a Default or Event of Default (including without limitation, any of the Defaults or Events of Default described in Sections 10.1.(e) or (f)), or the termination of any Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment, (iii) the existence (or alleged existence) of an event or condition which has had or could have a Material Adverse Effect, (iv) any breach of any Loan Document by the Administrative Agent, any Lender, the Borrower or any other Loan Party, or (v) any other circumstance, happening or event
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whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing. If such amount is not in fact made available to the applicable Swingline Lender by any Revolving Lender, such Swingline Lender shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Lender, together with accrued interest thereon for each day from the date of demand thereof, at the Federal Funds Rate. If such Lender does not pay such amount forthwith upon the applicable Swingline Lender’s demand therefor, and until such time as such Lender makes the required payment, applicable Swingline Lender shall be deemed to continue to have outstanding Swingline Loans in the amount of such unpaid participation obligation for all purposes of the Loan Documents (other than those provisions requiring the other Revolving Lenders to purchase a participation therein). Further, such Lender shall be deemed to have assigned any and all payments made of principal and interest on its Revolving Loans, and any other amounts due it hereunder, to the applicable Swingline Lender to fund Swingline Loans in the amount of the participation in Swingline Loans that such Lender failed to purchase pursuant to this Section until such amount has been purchased (as a result of such assignment or otherwise).
Section 2.5.    Rates and Payment of Interest on Loans.
(a)    Rates. The Borrower promises to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Loan made by such Lender for the period from and including the date of the making of such Loan to but excluding the date such Loan shall be paid in full, at the following per annum rates:
(i)    during such periods a Revolving Loan is a Base Rate Loan, at the Base Rate (as in effect from time to time), plus the Applicable Margin for Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans;
(ii)    during such periods a Revolving Loan is a LIBOR Loan, at LIBOR for such Loan for the Interest Period therefor, plus the Applicable Margin for Revolving Loans that are LIBOR Loans;
(iii)    during such periods a Term Loan is a Base Rate Loan, at the Base Rate (as in effect from time to time), plus the Applicable Margin for Term Loans that are Base Rate Loans; and
(iv)    during such periods a Term Loan is a LIBOR Loan, at LIBOR for such Loan for the Interest Period therefor, plus the Applicable Margin for Term Loans that are LIBOR Loans.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, while an Event of Default exists, the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender and each Issuing Bank, as the case may be, interest at the Post-Default Rate on the outstanding principal amount of any Loan made by such Lender, on all Reimbursement Obligations and on any other amount payable by the Borrower hereunder or under the Notes held by such Lender to or for the account of such Lender (including without limitation, accrued but unpaid interest to the extent permitted under Applicable Law).
(b)    Payment of Interest. All accrued and unpaid interest on the outstanding principal amount of each Loan shall be payable (i) monthly in arrears on the first day of each month, commencing with the first full calendar month occurring after the Effective Date and (ii) on any date on which the principal balance of such Loan is due and payable in full (whether at maturity, due to acceleration or otherwise). Interest payable at the Post-Default Rate shall be payable from time to time on demand. All determinations by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate hereunder shall be conclusive and binding on the Lenders and the Borrower for all purposes, absent manifest error.
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(c)    Borrower Information Used to Determine Applicable Interest Rates. The parties understand that the applicable interest rate for the Obligations and certain fees set forth herein may be determined and/or adjusted from time to time based upon certain financial ratios and/or other information to be provided or certified to the Lenders by the Borrower (the “Borrower Information”). If it is subsequently determined that any such Borrower Information was incorrect (for whatever reason, including without limitation because of a subsequent restatement of earnings by the Borrower) at the time it was delivered to the Administrative Agent, and if the applicable interest rate or fees calculated for any period were lower than they should have been had the correct information been timely provided, then, such interest rate and such fees for such period shall be automatically recalculated using correct Borrower Information. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower in writing of any additional interest and fees due because of such recalculation, and the Borrower shall pay such additional interest or fees due to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Lender, within five (5) Business Days of receipt of such written notice. Any recalculation of interest or fees required by this provision shall survive the termination of this Agreement, and this provision shall not in any way limit any of the Administrative Agent’s, any Issuing Bank’s, or any Lender’s other rights under this Agreement.
(d)    Changes in Credit Rating.
(i)    If a change in the Borrower’s Credit Rating (a “Credit Rating Change”) causes the Applicable Margin to increase and, within 90 days of the date of such Credit Rating Change the applicable Rating Agencies restore the Borrower’s original Credit Rating (and, as a result, the Applicable Margin is reduced to the level that existed on the date of such Credit Rating Change), the Borrower shall receive a credit for any increased interest and fees incurred by the Borrower under this Agreement during such 90 day period as a result of such Credit Rating Change, which such credit shall be applied against accrued interest and/or fees hereunder in a manner as may be satisfactory to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
(ii)    If a Credit Rating Change causes the Applicable Margin to decrease and, within 90 days of the date of such Credit Rating Change the applicable Rating Agencies restore the Borrower’s original Credit Rating (and, as a result, the Applicable Margin is increased to the level that existed on the date of such Credit Rating Change), the Borrower shall, within 5 Business Days of the restoration of the Borrower’s original Credit Rating, pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders, the amount of interest and fees that would have been payable during such 90 day period had the Credit Rating Change not occurred.
Section 2.6.    Number of Interest Periods.
There may be no more than 6 different Interest Periods for (a) Revolving Loans outstanding at the same time and (b) Term Loans outstanding at the same time.
Section 2.7.    Repayment of Loans.
(a)    Revolving Loans. The Borrower shall repay the entire outstanding principal amount of, and all accrued but unpaid interest on, the Revolving Loans on the Revolving Termination Date.
(b)    Term Loans. The Borrower shall repay the entire outstanding principal amount of, and all accrued but unpaid interest on, the Term Loans on the Term Loan Maturity Date.
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Section 2.8.    Prepayments.
(a)    Optional. Subject to Section 4.4., the Borrower may prepay any Loan at any time without premium or penalty. The Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent at least three (3) Business Days prior written notice of the prepayment of any Loan. Each voluntary prepayment of Loans shall be in an aggregate minimum amount of $1,000,000 and integral multiples of $500,000 in excess thereof.
(b)    Mandatory.
(i)    Revolving Commitment Overadvance. If at any time the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans, together with the aggregate amount of all Letter of Credit Liabilities, exceeds the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments, the Borrower shall immediately upon demand pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Revolving Lenders, the amount of such excess.
(ii)    Collateral Property Availability Overadvance. If at any time following the satisfaction of the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans, together with the aggregate amount of all Letter of Credit Liabilities, exceeds the Collateral Property Availability, then the Borrower shall within three (3) Business Days following a written request for repayment from the Administrative Agent, pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Lenders, the amount of such excess.
(iii)    Temporary Waiver Period. Subject to Section 2.8(b)(iv), no later than the third Business Day following the date of receipt by the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or, to the extent the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries has the power to cause or otherwise compel distribution of such Net Cash Proceeds therefrom, any of its Unconsolidated Affiliates of any Net Cash Proceeds at any time during the Temporary Waiver Period and continuing thereafter until the Post-Temporary Waiver Period Compliance Date, the Borrower shall (to the extent any Obligations remain outstanding) (A) give the Administrative Agent written notice of the receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds and (B) pay to the Administrative Agent one hundred percent (100%) of all such Net Cash Proceeds, which prepayment shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.8(b)(v)(B).
(iv)    Qualified Collateral Property Sale. If the Borrower or any Guarantor consummates a Qualified Collateral Property Sale and in connection therewith requests a Property Release in accordance with Section 7.15(b), then, no later than the third Business Day following the date of receipt by the Borrower of the Net Cash Proceeds from such sale the Borrower or the applicable Guarantor shall (to the extent any Obligations remain outstanding) (1) give the Administrative Agent written notice of the receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds and (2) pay to the Administrative Agent the greater of (x) one hundred percent (100%) of all such Net Cash Proceeds and (y) the amount required to maintain compliance with the Collateral Property Availability (recalculated to exclude the Collateral Property that is the subject of such Qualified Collateral Property Sale), which prepayment shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.8(b)(v)(B).
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(v)    Application of Mandatory Prepayments.
(A)    Generally. Amounts paid under the preceding subsections (i) and (ii) shall be applied to pay all amounts of principal outstanding on the Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans and any Reimbursement Obligations pro rata in accordance with Section 3.2. and if any Letters of Credit are outstanding at such time, the remainder, if any, shall be deposited into the Letter of Credit Collateral Account for application to any Reimbursement Obligations.
(B)    Temporary Waiver Period. So long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, amounts paid under the preceding subsections (iii) and (iv) shall be applied as follows: (1) first, to repay the principal outstanding on Swingline Loans, from nearest Swingline Maturity Date to latest Swingline Maturity Date, to the full extent thereof, (2) second, to repay the principal outstanding on the Revolving Loans and any Reimbursement Obligations pro rata in accordance with Section 3.2. and then if any Letters of Credit are outstanding at such time, the undrawn amount thereof deposited into the Letter of Credit Collateral Account for application to any Reimbursement Obligations, in each such case, to the full extent thereof, (3) third, to repay all other outstanding Obligations hereunder, in the order and manner provided in Section 10.5, to the full extent thereof, and (4) fourth, after all Obligations have been repaid in full, to the Borrower either, at the Borrower’s discretion, (i) (x) first, to repay the unsecured notes issued by Borrower then outstanding and coming due in 2021, 2022 and 2023, in order from nearest term maturity to latest term maturity, and (y) second, to repay any other unsecured notes issued by Borrower then outstanding, solely to the extent the Revolving Commitments are permanently reduced in accordance with Section 2.12 by an amount equal to or greater than the amount of such repayment pursuant to this clause (y), or (ii) to be retained by the Borrower (provided that any amounts so retained by the Borrower may not be applied to repay any Indebtedness (other than amounts subsequently due under the Loan Documents or as permitted pursuant to the foregoing clauses (B)(1) through (B)(4)) or in a manner that violates this Agreement). Notwithstanding the immediately preceding sentence, if at any time during the Temporary Waiver Period and continuing thereafter until the Post-Temporary Waiver Period Compliance Date, the Borrower fails to satisfy the conditions precedent set forth in Section 5.2 solely as a result of its failure to satisfy the Temporary Waiver Period Incurrence Conditions, then any amounts paid under the preceding subsections (b)(iii) and (b)(iv) during such time shall instead be applied as follows: (1) first, to repay the principal outstanding on Swingline Loans, from nearest Swingline Maturity Date to latest Swingline Maturity Date, to the full extent thereof, (2) second, solely in the case of amounts paid under the preceding subsection (iv), to repay the principal outstanding on the Revolving Loans and any Reimbursement Obligations pro rata in accordance with Section 3.2 in the amount necessary to maintain compliance with the Collateral Property Availability (recalculated to exclude the Collateral Property that is the subject of such Qualified Collateral Property Sale), and (3) third, to be deposited in a cash collateral account pledged to the Administrative Agent as collateral for the Obligations pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, which cash collateral may be used, so long as all conditions precedent set forth in Section 5.2 (other than Section 5.2(f) and any other condition precedent set forth in Section 5.2 which would not be satisfied as a result of any such failure specified in Section 5.2(f)) are satisfied, to repay Indebtedness and for working capital purposes of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, in each such case, in a manner consistent with the then-applicable Approved
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Budget; provided, however, that if any Default or Event of Default, other than as a result of the Borrower’s failure to satisfy the Temporary Waiver Period Incurrence Conditions, shall exist, then the Administrative Agent may, in its sole and absolute discretion, apply the amount of such cash collateral to repay the Obligations in the order and manner provided in Section 10.5.the Blocked Account for application in accordance with Section 10.6(b).
If the Borrower is required to pay any outstanding LIBOR Loans by reason of this Section prior to the end of the applicable Interest Period therefor, the Borrower shall pay all amounts due under Section 4.4.
(c)    No Effect on Derivatives Contracts. No repayment or prepayment of the Loans pursuant to this Section or otherwise shall affect any of the Borrower’s obligations under any Derivatives Contract entered into with respect to any of the Loans.
Section 2.9.    Continuation.
So long as no Default or Event of Default exists, the Borrower may on any Business Day, with respect to any LIBOR Loan, elect to maintain such LIBOR Loan or any portion thereof as a LIBOR Loan by selecting a new Interest Period for such LIBOR Loan. Each Continuation of a LIBOR Loan shall be in an aggregate minimum amount of $1,000,000 and integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess of that amount, and each new Interest Period selected under this Section shall commence on the last day of the immediately preceding Interest Period. Each selection of a new Interest Period shall be made by the Borrower giving to the Administrative Agent a Notice of Continuation not later than 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on the third Business Day prior to the date of any such Continuation. Such notice by the Borrower of a Continuation shall be by telecopy, electronic mail or other similar form of communication in the form of a Notice of Continuation, specifying (a) whether the Loans being Continued are Revolving Loans or Term Loans, (b) the proposed date of such Continuation, (c) the LIBOR Loans and portions thereof subject to such Continuation and (d) the duration of the selected Interest Period, all of which shall be specified in such manner as is necessary to comply with all limitations on Loans outstanding hereunder. Each Notice of Continuation shall be irrevocable by and binding on the Borrower once given. Promptly after receipt of a Notice of Continuation, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Revolving Lender, in the case of a Continuation of Revolving Loans, and each Term Loan Lender, in the case of a Continuation of Term Loans, of the proposed Continuation. If the Borrower shall fail to select in a timely manner a new Interest Period for any LIBOR Loan in accordance with this Section, such Loan will automatically, on the last day of the current Interest Period therefor, continue as a LIBOR Loan with an Interest Period of one month; provided, however that if a Default or Event of Default exists, such Loan will automatically, on the last day of the current Interest Period therefor, Convert into a Base Rate Loan notwithstanding the first sentence of Section 2.10. or the Borrower’s failure to comply with any of the terms of such Section.
Section 2.10.    Conversion.
The Borrower may on any Business Day, upon the Borrower’s giving of a Notice of Conversion to the Administrative Agent by telecopy, electronic mail or other similar form of communication, Convert all or a portion of a Revolving Loan or Term Loan of one Type into a Revolving Loan or Term Loan, as applicable, of another Type; provided, however, a Base Rate Loan may not be Converted into a LIBOR Loan if a Default or Event of Default exists. Each Conversion of Base Rate Loans into LIBOR Loans shall be in an aggregate minimum amount of $1,000,000 and integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess of that amount. Each such Notice of Conversion shall be given not later than 10:00 a.m. Eastern time 3 Business Days prior to the date of any proposed Conversion. Promptly after receipt of a Notice of
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Conversion, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Revolving Lender, in the case of a Conversion of Revolving Loans, and each Term Loan Lender, in the case of a Conversion of Term Loans, of the proposed Conversion. Subject to the restrictions specified above, each Notice of Conversion shall be by telecopy, electronic mail or other similar form of communication in the form of a Notice of Conversion specifying (a) whether the Loans being Converted are Revolving Loans or Term Loans, (b) the requested date of such Conversion, (c) the Type of Loan to be Converted, (d) the portion of such Type of Loan to be Converted, (e) the Type of Loan such Loan is to be Converted into and (f) if such Conversion is into a LIBOR Loan, the requested duration of the Interest Period of such Loan. Each Notice of Conversion shall be irrevocable by and binding on the Borrower once given.
Section 2.11.    Notes.
(a)    Notes. Except in the case of a Revolving Lender that has notified the Administrative Agent in writing that it elects not to receive a Revolving Note, the Revolving Loans made by each Revolving Lender shall, in addition to this Agreement, also be evidenced by a Revolving Note, payable to the order of such Revolving Lender in a principal amount equal to the amount of its Revolving Commitment as originally in effect and otherwise duly completed. The Swingline Loans made by a Swingline Lender to the Borrower shall, in addition to this Agreement, also be evidenced by a Swingline Note payable to the order of such Swingline Lender. Except in the case of a Term Loan Lender that has notified the Administrative Agent in writing that it elects not to receive a Term Note, the Term Loan made by a Term Loan Lender shall, in addition to this Agreement, also be evidenced by a Term Note, payable to the order of such Term Loan Lender in a principal amount equal to the amount of its Term Loan and otherwise duly completed. After the date hereof, to the extent a Lender which has notified the Administrative Agent that it elects not to receive a Revolving Note or Term Note, as applicable, elects to receive a Revolving Note or Term Note, as applicable, the Borrower shall at its own expense execute and deliver to such Lender a new Note dated as of the date hereof.
(b)    Records. The date, amount, interest rate, Type and duration of Interest Periods (if applicable) of each Loan made by each Lender to the Borrower, and each payment made on account of the principal thereof, shall be recorded by such Lender on its books and such entries shall be binding on the Borrower absent manifest error; provided, however, that (i) the failure of a Lender to make any such record shall not affect the obligations of the Borrower under any of the Loan Documents and (ii) if there is a discrepancy between such records of a Lender and the statements of accounts maintained by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 3.8., in the absence of manifest error, the statements of account maintained by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 3.8. shall be controlling.
(c)    Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Mutilated Notes. Upon receipt by the Borrower of (i) written notice from a Lender that a Note of such Lender has been lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated, and (ii)(A) in the case of loss, theft or destruction, an unsecured agreement of indemnity from such Lender in form reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower, or (B) in the case of mutilation, upon surrender and cancellation of such Note, the Borrower shall at its own expense execute and deliver to such Lender a new Note dated the date of such lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated Note.
Section 2.12.    Voluntary Reductions of the Revolving Commitment.
The Borrower shall have the right to terminate or reduce the aggregate unused amount of the Revolving Commitments (for which purpose use of the Revolving Commitments shall be deemed to include the aggregate amount of all Letter of Credit Liabilities and the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Swingline Loans) at any time and from time to time without penalty or premium upon not less than five Business Days prior written notice to the Administrative Agent of each such termination or
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reduction, which notice shall specify the effective date thereof and the amount of any such reduction (which in the case of any partial reduction of the Revolving Commitments shall not be less than $10,000,000 and integral multiples of $5,000,000 in excess of that amount in the aggregate) and shall be irrevocable once given and effective only upon receipt by the Administrative Agent (“Commitment Reduction Notice”); provided that any such notice may state that such notice is conditioned upon the occurrence of one or more events specified therein, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied. Promptly after receipt of a Commitment Reduction Notice the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the proposed termination or Revolving Commitment reduction. The Revolving Commitments may not be reduced below $200,000,000 in the aggregate unless the Borrower terminates the Revolving Commitments in their entirety, and, once terminated or reduced, the Revolving Commitments may not be increased or reinstated. The Borrower shall pay all interest on the Loans, and the Fees under Section 3.5.(b) with respect to the amount of the Revolving Commitment being reduced, accrued to the date of such reduction or termination of the Revolving Commitments to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders, including but not limited to any applicable compensation due to each Lender in accordance with Section 4.4.
Section 2.13.    Extension of Revolving Termination Date.
The Borrower shall have the right, exercisable two times, to extend the current Revolving Termination Date in effect as of the date each such right is exercised by six months. The Borrower may exercise such right only by executing and delivering to the Administrative Agent at least 30 days but not more than 90 days prior to the current Revolving Termination Date, a written request for such extension (an “Extension Request”). The Administrative Agent shall notify the Revolving Lenders if it receives an Extension Request promptly upon receipt thereof. Subject to satisfaction of the following conditions, the Revolving Termination Date shall be extended for six months effective upon receipt by the Administrative Agent of the Extension Request and payment of the fee referred to in the following clause (ii): (i) immediately prior to such extension and immediately after giving effect thereto, (x) no Default or Event of Default shall exist and (y) the representations and warranties made or deemed made by the Borrower and each other Loan Party in the Loan Documents to which any of them is a party, shall be true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the date of such extension with the same force and effect as if made on and as of such date except to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate solely to an earlier date (in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of such earlier date) and except for changes in factual circumstances specifically and expressly permitted under the Loan Documents, (ii) the Borrower shall have paid the Fees payable under Section 3.5.(d), (iii) in the case of the first extension to the current Revolving Termination Date pursuant to this Section 2.13, (x) the Borrower shall be in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Sections 9.1(a) through (c) (notwithstanding the Temporary Waiver Period) calculated using pro forma projections for the fiscal quarter of the Borrower ending June 30, 2022 based on actual results for such period, annualized, and (y) the existing “5.00% Senior Notes due 2022” issued by the Borrower, in the original principal amount of $500,000,000 with a stated maturity date of August 15, 2022, shall have been paid in full or refinanced pursuant to a Qualified Refinancing Issuance and (iv) in the case of the second extension to the current Revolving Termination Date pursuant to this Section 2.13, the existing “4.50% Senior Notes due 2023” issued by the Borrower, in the original principal amount of $500,000,000 with a stated maturity date of June 15, 2023, shall have been paid in full or refinanced pursuant to a Qualified Refinancing Issuance. At any time prior to the effectiveness of any such extension, upon the Administrative Agent’s request, the Borrower shall deliver to the
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Administrative Agent a certificate from the chief executive officer or chief financial officer certifying the matters referred to in the immediately preceding clauses (i)(x) and (i)(y).
Section 2.14.    Expiration Date of Letters of Credit Past Revolving Commitment Termination.
If on the date the Revolving Commitments are terminated or reduced to zero (whether voluntarily, by reason of the occurrence of an Event of Default or otherwise) there are any Letters of Credit outstanding hereunder and the aggregate Stated Amount of such Letters of Credit exceeds the balance of available funds on deposit in the Letter of Credit Collateral Account, then the Borrower shall, on such date, pay to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Banks and the Revolving Lenders, for deposit into the Letter of Credit Collateral Account, an amount of money equal to the amount of such excess.
Section 2.15.    Amount Limitations.
Notwithstanding any other term of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, no Lender shall be required to make a Loan, the Issuing Banks shall not be required to issue a Letter of Credit and no reduction of the Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 2.12. shall take effect, if immediately after the making of such Loan, the issuance of such Letter of Credit or such reduction in the Revolving Commitments the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans, together with the aggregate amount of all Letter of Credit Liabilities, would exceed the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments at such time.
Section 2.16.    Increase in Commitments and Loans.
The Borrower shall have the right (a) at any time and from time to time during the period beginning on the Effective Date to but excluding the Revolving Termination Date to request increases in the aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments and (b) at any time and from time to time during the period beginning on the Effective Date to but excluding the Term Loan Maturity Date to request additional Term Loans, in each case, by providing written notice to the Administrative Agent, which notice shall be irrevocable once given; provided, however, that after giving effect to any such increase in the Revolving Commitments and any new Term Loans, the aggregate amount of Revolving Commitments (less the aggregate amount of reductions of Revolving Commitments effected pursuant to Section 2.12.) and Term Loans shall not exceed $2,300,000,000. Each such increase in the Term Loans and the Revolving Commitments must be an aggregate minimum amount of $50,000,000 and integral multiples of $10,000,000 in excess thereof. The Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Borrower, shall manage all aspects of the syndication of such increase in the Term Loans and the Revolving Commitments, including decisions as to the selection of the existing Lenders and/or other banks, financial institutions and other institutional lenders to be approached with respect to such increase and the allocations of the increase in the Term Loans and the Revolving Commitments among such existing Lenders and/or other banks, financial institutions and other institutional lenders. No Lender shall be obligated in any way whatsoever to increase its Term Loan or Revolving Commitment or provide a new Term Loan or Revolving Commitment, and any new Lender becoming a party to this Agreement in connection with any such requested increase must be an Eligible Assignee. If a new Revolving Lender becomes a party to this Agreement, or if any existing Revolving Lender is increasing its Revolving Commitment, such Lender shall on the date it becomes a Revolving Lender hereunder (or in the case of an existing Lender, increases its Revolving Commitment) (and as a condition thereto) purchase from the other Revolving Lenders its Revolving Commitment Percentage (determined with respect to the Revolving Lenders’ respective Revolving Commitments and after giving effect to the increase of Revolving Commitments) of any outstanding Revolving Loans, by making available to the
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Administrative Agent for the account of such other Revolving Lenders, in same day funds, an amount equal to the sum of (A) the portion of the outstanding principal amount of such Revolving Loans to be purchased by such Lender, plus (B) the aggregate amount of payments previously made by the other Revolving Lenders under Section 2.3.(j) that have not been repaid, plus (C) interest accrued and unpaid to and as of such date on such portion of the outstanding principal amount of such Revolving Loans. The Borrower shall pay to the Revolving Lenders amounts payable, if any, to such Revolving Lenders under Section 4.4. as a result of such purchase as if such purchase were a prepayment of any such Revolving Loans. Effecting the increase of the Term Loans and Revolving Commitments under this Section is subject to the following conditions precedent: (x) no Default or Event of Default shall be in existence on the effective date of such increase, (y) the representations and warranties made or deemed made by the Borrower or any other Loan Party in any Loan Document to which such Loan Party is a party shall be true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on the effective date of such increase except to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate solely to an earlier date (in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of such earlier date) and except for changes in factual circumstances specifically and expressly permitted hereunder, and (z)  the Administrative Agent shall have received each of the following, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent: (i) if not previously delivered to the Administrative Agent, copies certified by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary of (A) all corporate and other necessary action taken by the Borrower to authorize such increase and (B) all corporate, partnership, member and other necessary action taken by each Guarantor authorizing the guaranty of such increase; (ii) an opinion of counsel to the Borrower and the Guarantors, and addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders covering such matters as reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent; and (iii) except in the case of a Lender that has elected not to receive a Note, new Notes executed by the Borrower, payable to any new Lenders and replacement Notes executed by the Borrower, payable to any existing Lenders increasing the principal amount of their Term Loans or increasing their Revolving Commitments, in the principal amount of such Lender’s Term Loan or Revolving Commitment, as applicable, at the time of the effectiveness of the applicable increase in the aggregate principal amount of the Term Loans or Revolving Commitments. In connection with any increase in the aggregate principal amount of the Term Loans or Revolving Commitments, as applicable, pursuant to this Section 2.16. any Lender becoming a party hereto shall (1) execute such documents and agreements as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request and (2) in the case of any Lender that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction outside of the United States of America, provide to the Administrative Agent, its name, address, tax identification number and/or such other information as shall be necessary for the Administrative Agent to comply with “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including without limitation, the Patriot Act.
Section 2.17.    Funds Transfer Disbursements.
The Borrower hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to disburse the proceeds of any Loan made by the Lenders or any of their Affiliates pursuant to the Loan Documents as requested by an authorized representative of the Borrower to any of the accounts designated in the Disbursement Instruction Agreement.
Section 2.18.    Reallocations on Effective Date.
(a)    Revolving Commitment Reallocation. Simultaneously with the effectiveness of this Agreement, the “Revolving Commitments” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) of each of the
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“Revolving Lenders” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) as existing immediately prior to the Effective Date, shall be reallocated among the Revolving Lenders so that the Revolving Commitments are held by the Revolving Lenders as set forth on Schedule I attached hereto. To effect such reallocations each Revolving Lender who either had no “Revolving Commitment” under the Existing Credit Agreement immediately prior to the Effective Date or whose Revolving Commitment upon the effectiveness of this Agreement exceeds its “Revolving Commitment” under the Existing Credit Agreement immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Agreement (each an “Assignee Revolving Lender”) shall be deemed to have purchased all right, title and interest in, and all obligations in respect of, the Revolving Commitments from the “Revolving Lenders” under the Existing Credit Agreement who will not have a Revolving Commitment on and as of the Effective Date or whose Revolving Commitments upon the effectiveness of this Agreement are less than their respective “Revolving Commitment” under the Existing Credit Agreement immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Agreement (each an “Assignor Revolving Lender”), so that the Revolving Commitments of the Revolving Lenders will be held by the Revolving Lenders as set forth on Schedule I. Such purchases shall be deemed to have been effected by way of, and subject to the terms and conditions of, an Assignment and Assumption without the payment of any related assignment fee, and, except for Revolving Notes to be provided to the Assignor Revolving Lenders and Assignee Revolving Lenders in the principal amount of their respective Revolving Commitments, no other documents or instruments shall be, or shall be required to be, executed in connection with such assignments (all of which are hereby waived). The Assignor Revolving Lenders, the Assignee Revolving Lenders and the other Revolving Lenders shall make such cash settlements among themselves, through the Administrative Agent, as the Administrative Agent may direct (after giving effect to the making of any Revolving Loans to be made on the Effective Date and any netting transactions effected by the Administrative Agent) with respect to such reallocations and assignments so that the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Revolving Loans shall be held by the Revolving Lenders pro rata in accordance with the amount of the Revolving Commitments set forth on Schedule I.
(b)    Term Loan Reallocation. Simultaneously with the effectiveness of this Agreement, the principal amount of all outstanding “Term Loans” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) of each of the “Term Loan Lenders” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) as existing immediately prior to the Effective Date, shall be reallocated among the Term Loan Lenders so that the Term Loans are held by the Term Loan Lenders as set forth on Schedule I attached hereto. To effect such reallocations each Term Loan Lender who either was not a “Term Loan Lender” under the Existing Credit Agreement immediately prior to the Effective Date or whose Term Loan upon the effectiveness of this Agreement exceeds its “Term Loan” under the Existing Credit Agreement immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Agreement (each an “Assignee Term Loan Lender”) shall be deemed to have purchased such right, title and interest in, and such obligations in respect of, the “Term Loans” under the Existing Credit Agreement from the “Term Loan Lenders” under the Existing Credit Agreement who will not have a Term Loan on and as of the Effective Date or whose Term Loans upon the effectiveness of this Agreement are less than their respective “Term Loans” under the Existing Credit Agreement (each an “Assignor Term Loan Lender”), so that the Term Loans of the Term Loan Lenders will be held by the Term Loan Lenders as set forth on Schedule I. Such purchases shall be deemed to have been effected by way of, and subject to the terms and conditions of, an Assignment and Assumption without the payment of any related assignment fee, and, except for Term Notes to be provided to the Assignor Term Loan Lenders and Assignee Term Loan Lenders in the principal amount of their respective Term Loans, no other documents or instruments shall be, or shall be required to be, executed in connection with such assignments (all of which are hereby waived). The Assignor Term Loan Lenders, the Assignee Term Loan Lenders and the other Term Loan Lenders shall make such cash settlements among themselves, through the Administrative Agent, as the Administrative Agent may direct with respect to such
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reallocations and assignments so that the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Term Loans shall be held by the Term Loan Lenders pro rata in accordance with the amount of the “Term Loan Amounts” set forth on Schedule I.
Section 2.19.    Additional Amount Limitations for Issuing Banks and Swingline Lenders.
Notwithstanding any other term of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, no Revolving Lender then acting as an Issuing Bank or Swingline Lender shall be required to make a Revolving Loan, issue a Letter of Credit, or make a Swingline Loan and no reduction of the Commitments pursuant to Section 2.12 shall take effect, if immediately after the making of such Revolving Loan, issuing of such Letter of Credit, making of such Swingline Loan or such reduction in the Commitments (i) the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans made by such Revolving Lender, plus (b) such Revolving Lender’s Letter of Credit Liabilities, plus (c) the aggregate amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of outstanding Swingline Loans by other Swingline Lenders, would exceed (ii) the aggregate amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitments at such time.
Section 2.20.    Collateral Property Amount Limitations.
Notwithstanding any other term of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, at any time following the satisfaction of the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement, no Lender shall be required to make a Loan, the Issuing Banks shall not be required to issue a Letter of Credit and no reduction of the Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 2.12. shall take effect, if immediately after the making of such Loan, the issuance of such Letter of Credit or such reduction in the Revolving Commitments the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans, together with aggregate amount of all Letter of Credit Liabilities, would exceed the Collateral Property Availability at such time. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, the consent of all Lenders shall be required to amend or otherwise modify the provisions of this Section 2.20.
ARTICLE III. PAYMENTS, FEES AND OTHER GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 3.1.    Payments.
(a)    Payments by Borrower. Except to the extent otherwise provided herein, all payments of principal, interest, Fees and other amounts to be made by the Borrower under this Agreement, the Notes or any other Loan Document shall be made in Dollars, in immediately available funds, without setoff, deduction or counterclaim, to the Administrative Agent at the Principal Office, not later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on the date on which such payment shall become due (each such payment made after such time on such due date to be deemed to have been made on the next succeeding Business Day). Subject to Section 10.5., the Borrower shall, at the time of making each payment under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, specify to the Administrative Agent the amounts payable by the Borrower hereunder to which such payment is to be applied. Each payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of a Lender under this Agreement or any Note shall be paid to such Lender by wire transfer of immediately available funds in accordance with the wiring instructions provided by such Lender to the Administrative Agent from time to time, for the account of such Lender at the applicable Lending Office of such Lender. Each payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement shall be paid to such Issuing Bank by wire transfer of immediately available funds in accordance with the wiring instructions provided by such Issuing Bank to the Administrative Agent from time to time, for the account of such Issuing Bank. In the event the Administrative Agent fails to
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pay such amounts to such Lender or such Issuing Bank, as the case may be, (i) by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Business Day such funds are received by the Administrative Agent, if such amounts are received by 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on such date or (ii) by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Business Day following the date such funds are received by the Administrative Agent, if such amounts are received after 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on any Business Day, the Administrative Agent shall pay interest on such amount until paid at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect. If the due date of any payment under this Agreement or any other Loan Document would otherwise fall on a day which is not a Business Day such date shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day and interest shall continue to accrue at the rate, if any, applicable to such payment for the period of such extension.
(b)    Presumptions Regarding Payments by Borrower. 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 the Issuing Banks 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 (but shall not be obligated to), in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or the Issuing Banks, 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 the applicable Issuing Bank, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent on demand that amount so distributed to such Lender or such Issuing Bank, 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.
Section 3.2.    Pro Rata Treatment.
Except to the extent otherwise provided herein: (a) each borrowing from the Revolving Lenders under Sections 2.1.(a), 2.3.(e) and 2.4.(e) shall be made from the Revolving Lenders, each payment of the fees under Sections 3.5.(b), the first sentence of 3.5.(c), and 3.5.(d) shall be made for the account of the Revolving Lenders, and each termination or reduction of the amount of the Revolving Commitments under Section 2.12. shall be applied to the respective Revolving Commitments of the Revolving Lenders, pro rata according to the amounts of their respective Revolving Commitments; (b) each payment or prepayment of principal of Revolving Loans shall be made for the account of the Revolving Lenders pro rata in accordance with the respective unpaid principal amounts of the Revolving Loans held by them, provided that, subject to Section 3.9., if immediately prior to giving effect to any such payment in respect of any Revolving Loans the outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans shall not be held by the Revolving Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitments in effect at the time such Revolving Loans were made, then such payment shall be applied to the Revolving Loans in such manner as shall result, as nearly as is practicable, in the outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans being held by the Revolving Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitments; (c) the making of Term Loans under Section 2.2.(a) shall be made from the Term Loan Lenders, pro rata according to the amounts of their respective Term Loan Commitments; (d) each payment or prepayment of principal of Term Loans shall be made for the account of the Term Loan Lenders pro rata in accordance with the respective unpaid principal amounts of the Term Loans held by them; (e) each payment of interest on Revolving Loans or Term Loans shall be made for the account of the Revolving Lenders or Term Loan Lenders, as applicable, pro rata in accordance with the amounts of interest on such Revolving Loans or Term Loans, as applicable, then due and payable to the respective Lenders; (f) the Conversion and Continuation of Revolving Loans or Term Loans of a particular Type (other than Conversions provided for by Sections 4.1.(c) and 4.5.) shall be made pro rata among the Revolving Lenders or Term Loan Lenders, as applicable, according to the amounts of their respective Revolving Loans or Term Loans, as applicable, and the then current Interest Period for each Lender’s
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portion of each such Loan of such Type shall be coterminous; (g) the Revolving Lenders’ participation in, and payment obligations in respect of, Swingline Loans under Section 2.4., shall be in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitment Percentages; and (h) the Revolving Lenders’ participation in, and payment obligations in respect of, Letters of Credit under Section 2.3., shall be in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitment Percentages. All payments of principal, interest, fees and other amounts in respect of the Swingline Loans shall be for the account of the applicable Swingline Lender only (except to the extent any Lender shall have acquired a participating interest in any such Swingline Loan pursuant to Section 2.4.(e), in which case such payments shall be pro rata in accordance with such participating interests). Any payment or prepayment of principal or interest made during the existence of a Default or Event of Default shall be made for the account of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks in accordance with the order set forth in Section 10.5.
Section 3.3.    Sharing of Payments, Etc.
If a Lender shall obtain payment of any principal of, or interest on, any Loan made by it to the Borrower under this Agreement or shall obtain payment on any other Obligation owing by the Borrower or any other Loan Party through the exercise of any right of set-off, banker’s lien, counterclaim or similar right or otherwise or through voluntary prepayments directly to a Lender or other payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower or any other Loan Party to a Lender (other than any payment in respect of Specified Derivatives Obligations) not in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and such payment should be distributed to the Lenders in accordance with Section 3.2. or Section 10.5., as applicable, such Lender shall promptly purchase from the other Lenders participations in (or, if and to the extent specified by such Lender, direct interests in) the Loans made by the other Lenders or other Obligations owed to such other Lenders in such amounts, and make such other adjustments from time to time as shall be equitable, to the end that all the Lenders shall share the benefit of such payment (net of any reasonable expenses which may actually be incurred by such Lender in obtaining or preserving such benefit) in accordance with the requirements of Section 3.2. or Section 10.5., as applicable. To such end, all the Lenders shall make appropriate adjustments among themselves (by the resale of participations sold or otherwise) if such payment is rescinded or must otherwise be restored. The Borrower agrees that any Lender so purchasing a participation (or direct interest) in the Loans or other Obligations owed to such other Lenders may exercise all rights of set-off, banker’s lien, counterclaim or similar rights with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct holder of Loans in the amount of such participation. Nothing contained herein shall require any Lender to exercise any such right or shall affect the right of any Lender to exercise and retain the benefits of exercising, any such right with respect to any other indebtedness or obligation of the Borrower.
Section 3.4.    Several Obligations.
No Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make a Loan or to perform any other obligation to be made or performed by such other Lender hereunder, and the failure of any Lender to make a Loan or to perform any other obligation to be made or performed by it hereunder shall not relieve the obligation of any other Lender to make any Loan or to perform any other obligation to be made or performed by such other Lender.
Section 3.5.    Fees.
(a)    Closing Fee. On the Effective Date, the Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent and each Lender all loan fees as have been agreed to in writing by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
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(b)    Facility Fees. During the period from the Effective Date to but excluding the Revolving Termination Date, the Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Revolving Lenders a facility fee equal to the daily aggregate amount of the Revolving Commitments (whether or not utilized) times a rate per annum equal to the Applicable Facility Fee. Such fee shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the first day of each January, April, July and October during the term of this Agreement and on the Revolving Termination Date or any earlier date of termination of the Revolving Commitments or reduction of the Revolving Commitments to zero. The Borrower acknowledges that the fee payable hereunder is a bona fide commitment fee and is intended as reasonable compensation to the Revolving Lenders for committing to make funds available to the Borrower as described herein and for no other purposes.
(c)    Letter of Credit Fees. The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender a letter of credit fee at a rate per annum equal to the Applicable Margin for Revolving Loans that are LIBOR Loans times the daily average Stated Amount of each Letter of Credit for the period from and including the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit (x) to and including the date such Letter of Credit expires or is cancelled or terminated or (y) to but excluding the date such Letter of Credit is drawn in full. In addition to such fees, the Borrower shall pay to the applicable Issuing Bank solely for its own account, a fronting fee in respect of each Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank equal to one-eighth of one percent (0.125%) of the initial Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit; provided, however, in no event shall the aggregate amount of such fee in respect of any Letter of Credit be less than $1,000. The fees provided for in this subsection shall be nonrefundable and payable, in the case of the fee provided for in the first sentence, in arrears (i) quarterly on the first day of January, April, July and October, (ii) on the Revolving Termination Date, (iii) on the date the Revolving Commitments are terminated or reduced to zero and (iv) thereafter from time to time on demand of the Administrative Agent and in the case of the fee provided for in the second sentence, at the time of issuance of such Letter of Credit. The Borrower shall pay directly to the applicable Issuing Bank from time to time on demand all commissions, charges, costs and expenses in the amounts customarily charged or incurred by the applicable Issuing Bank from time to time in like circumstances with respect to the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank or any other transaction relating thereto.
(d)    Revolving Credit Extension Fee. If the Borrower exercises its right to extend the Revolving Termination Date in accordance with Section 2.13., the Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Revolving Lender a fee equal to 0.075% of the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment (whether or not utilized) for any such extension. Such fee shall be due and payable in full on the date the Administrative Agent receives the Extension Request pursuant to such Section.
(e)    Administrative and Other Fees. The Borrower agrees to pay the administrative and other fees of the Administrative Agent as provided in the Fee Letter and as may be otherwise agreed to in writing from time to time by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
Section 3.6.    Computations.
Unless otherwise expressly set forth herein, any accrued interest on any Loan, any Fees or any other Obligations due hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and the actual number of days elapsed.
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Section 3.7.    Usury.
In no event shall the amount of interest due or payable on the Loans or other Obligations exceed the maximum rate of interest allowed by Applicable Law and, if any such payment is paid by the Borrower or any other Loan Party or received by any Lender, then such excess sum shall be credited as a payment of principal, unless the Borrower shall notify the respective Lender in writing that the Borrower elects to have such excess sum returned to it forthwith. It is the express intent of the parties hereto that the Borrower not pay and the Lenders not receive, directly or indirectly, in any manner whatsoever, interest in excess of that which may be lawfully paid by the Borrower under Applicable Law. The parties hereto hereby agree and stipulate that the only charge imposed upon the Borrower for the use of money in connection with this Agreement is and shall be the interest specifically described in Section 2.5.(a)(i) through (iv) and, with respect to Swingline Loans, in Section 2.4.(c). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the parties hereto further agree and stipulate that all agency fees, syndication fees, arrangement fees, facility fees, closing fees, letter of credit fees, underwriting fees, default charges, late charges, funding or “breakage” charges, increased cost charges, attorneys’ fees and reimbursement for costs and expenses paid by the Administrative Agent or any Lender to third parties or for damages incurred by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, in each case, in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, are charges made to compensate the Administrative Agent or any such Lender for underwriting or administrative services and costs or losses performed or incurred, and to be performed or incurred, by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in connection with this Agreement and shall under no circumstances be deemed to be charges for the use of money. All charges other than charges for the use of money shall be fully earned and nonrefundable when due.
Section 3.8.    Statements of Account.
The Administrative Agent will account to the Borrower monthly with a statement of Loans, accrued interest and Fees, charges and payments made pursuant to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and such account rendered by the Administrative Agent shall be deemed conclusive upon the Borrower absent manifest error. The failure of the Administrative Agent to deliver such a statement of accounts shall not relieve or discharge the Borrower from any of its obligations hereunder.
Section 3.9.    Defaulting Lenders.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as such Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law:
(a)    Waivers and Amendments. Such 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 definition of Requisite Lenders.
(b)    Defaulting Lender Waterfall. Any payment of principal, interest, Fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article X. or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 12.3 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, in the case of a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Issuing Banks or the Swingline Lenders hereunder; third, in the case of a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, to Cash Collateralize the Issuing Banks’ Fronting Exposure with respect to such
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Defaulting Lender in accordance with subsection (e) below; 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 such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, in the case of a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to (x) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Revolving Loans under this Agreement and (y) Cash Collateralize the Issuing Banks’ future Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with subsection (e) below; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the Issuing Banks or the Swingline Lenders as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, any Issuing Bank or any Swingline Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender under Section 2.3.(j) in respect of Letters of Credit (such amounts “L/C Disbursements”), in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Article V. were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and L/C Disbursements 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 Disbursements owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letter of Credit Liabilities and Swingline Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitment Percentages (determined without giving effect to the immediately following subsection (d)) and Term Loan Percentages, as applicable. 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 subsection shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.
(c)    Certain Fees.
(i)    No Revolving Lender that is a Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive any Fee payable under Section 3.5.(b) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrower shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to that Defaulting Lender).
(ii)    Each Revolving Lender that is a Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive any Fee payable under Section 3.5.(c) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its Revolving Commitment Percentage of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to the immediately following subsection (e).
(iii)    With respect to any Fee not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to the immediately preceding clauses (i) or (ii), the Borrower shall (x) pay to each Revolving Lender that is a NonDefaulting Lender that portion of any such Fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s participation in Letter of Credit Liabilities or Swingline Loans that has been reallocated to such NonDefaulting Lender pursuant to the immediately following subsection (d), (y) pay to each Issuing Bank and
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each Swingline Lender, as applicable, the amount of any such Fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to such Issuing Bank’s or such Swingline Lender’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender, and (z) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such Fee.
(d)    Reallocation of Participations to Reduce Fronting Exposure. In the case of a Revolving Lender that is a Defaulting Lender, all or any part of such Defaulting Lender’s participation in Letter of Credit Liabilities and Swingline Loans shall be reallocated among the Revolving Lenders that are Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitment Percentages (determined without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment) but only to the extent that such reallocation does not cause the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of any Revolving Lender that is a Non-Defaulting Lender to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment. No reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Revolving 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.
(e)    Cash Collateral, Repayment of Swingline Loans.
(i)    If the reallocation described in the immediately preceding subsection (d) 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 Swingline Loans in an amount equal to the Swingline Lenders’ Fronting Exposure and (y) second, Cash Collateralize the Issuing Banks’ Fronting Exposure in accordance with the procedures set forth in this subsection.
(ii)    At any time that there shall exist a Revolving Lender that is a Defaulting Lender, within 1 Business Day following the written request of the Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize such Issuing Bank’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender (determined after giving effect to the immediately preceding subsection (d) and any Cash Collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender) in an amount not less than the aggregate Fronting Exposure of such Issuing Bank with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time.
(iii)    The Borrower, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender, hereby grant to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Banks, and agree 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 Letter of Credit Liabilities, to be applied pursuant to the immediately following clause (iv). 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 Issuing Banks as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the aggregate Fronting Exposure of the Issuing Banks with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time, the Borrower will, promptly upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay or provide to the Administrative Agent additional Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency (after giving effect to any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender).
(iv)    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under this Section in respect of Letters of Credit shall be applied to the satisfaction of the Defaulting Lender’s obligation to fund participations in respect of Letter of Credit Liabilities (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest
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accrued on such obligation) for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may otherwise be provided for herein.
(v)    Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce an Issuing Bank’s Fronting Exposure shall no longer be required to be held as Cash Collateral pursuant to this subsection following (x) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Revolving Lender), or (y) the determination by the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided that, subject to the immediately preceding subsection (b), the Person providing Cash Collateral and the applicable Issuing Bank may (but shall not be obligated to) agree that Cash Collateral shall be held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations and provided further that to the extent that such Cash Collateral was provided by the Borrower, such Cash Collateral shall remain subject to the security interest granted pursuant to the Loan Documents.
(f)    Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (and in the case of the Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, the Swingline Lenders and the Issuing Banks) agree in writing that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which, in the case of a Revolving Lender, may include arrangements with respect to any Cash Collateral), that Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Loans, and in the case of a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans, to be held pro rata by the Lenders in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitment Percentages (determined without giving effect to the immediately preceding subsection (d)) and Term Loan Percentages, as applicable, whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to Fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Non-Defaulting Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.
(g)    New Swingline Loans/Letters of Credit. So long as any Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender, (i) each Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loans unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect to such Swingline Loan and (ii) each Issuing Bank shall not be required to issue, extend, renew or increase any Letter of Credit unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect thereto.
(h)    Purchase of Defaulting Lender’s Commitment. During any period that a Revolving Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Borrower may, by the Borrower giving written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent, such Defaulting Lender and the other Lenders, demand that such Defaulting Lender assign its Revolving Commitment to an Eligible Assignee subject to and in accordance with the provisions of Section 12.5.(b). No party hereto shall have any obligation whatsoever to initiate any such replacement or to assist in finding an Eligible Assignee. In addition, any Revolving Lender which is not a Defaulting Lender may, but shall not be obligated, in its sole discretion, to acquire the face amount of all or a portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment via an assignment subject to and in accordance with the provisions of Section 12.5.(b). In connection with any such assignment, such Defaulting Lender shall promptly execute all documents reasonably requested to effect such assignment, including an appropriate Assignment and Assumption Agreement and, notwithstanding Section 12.5.(b),
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shall pay to the Administrative Agent an assignment fee in the amount of $7,500. The exercise by the Borrower of its rights under this Section shall be at the Borrower’s sole cost and expense and at no cost or expense to the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders.
Section 3.10.    Taxes.
(a)    Issuing Banks. For purposes of this Section, the term “Lender” includes the Issuing Banks and the term “Applicable Law” includes FATCA.
(b)    Payments Free of Taxes. Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower or any other Loan Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required 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 Borrower or other 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 Borrower and the other 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 and the other Loan Parties shall jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, within 10 days after 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 (whether directly or pursuant to Section 3.10.(e)(i)) 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; provided, however, that neither the Borrower nor any other Loan Party shall be liable to indemnify any Lender or Participant for any Taxes attributable to Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 12.5. relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register. 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.
(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 the Borrower or another Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 12.5. 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
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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 subsection.
(f)    Evidence of Payments. As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by the Borrower or any other Loan Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section, the Borrower or such other 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 under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation 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 the immediately following clauses (ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D)) shall not be required if in the applicable 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.
(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 upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an executed 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 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, an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an
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executed IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, 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, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, 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)    an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an executed IRS Form W-8ECI;
(III)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit L-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, applicable; or
(IV)    to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of an executed IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit L-2 or Exhibit L-3, IRS Form W-9, 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 L-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 number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), an electronic copy (or an original if requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent) of any other form prescribed by Applicable Law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by Applicable Law to permit the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and
(D)    if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or
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times prescribed by Applicable Law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by Applicable Law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Internal Revenue Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.
Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(h)    Treatment of Certain Refunds. If any party determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section), it shall pay to the indemnifying party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). Such indemnifying party, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this subsection (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such indemnified party is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this subsection, in no event will an indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this subsection the payment of which would place such indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than such indemnified party would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid. This subsection shall not be construed to require any indemnified party to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to, or apply for or seek any refund for or on behalf of, any indemnifying party or any other Person.
(i)    Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document.
(j)    FATCA Determination. For purposes of determining withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA, from and after the Effective Date, the Borrower and the Administrative Agent shall treat (and the Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to treat) this Agreement as not qualifying as a “grandfathered obligation” within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.1471-2(b)(2)(i).
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ARTICLE IV. YIELD PROTECTION, ETC.
Section 4.1.    Additional Costs; Capital Adequacy.
(a)    Capital Adequacy. If any Lender determines that any Regulatory Change affecting such Lender or any lending office of such Lender or such Lender’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity ratios or requirements, has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, any Commitment of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans held by, such Lender, to a level below that which such Lender or such Lender’s holding company could have achieved but for such Regulatory Change (taking into consideration such Lender’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time the Borrower will pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Lender’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
(b)    Additional Costs. In addition to, and not in limitation of the immediately preceding subsection, the Borrower shall promptly pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of a Lender from time to time such amounts as such Lender may determine to be necessary to compensate such Lender for any costs incurred by such Lender that it determines are attributable to its making, maintaining, continuing or converting of any Loans or its obligation to make any Loans hereunder, any reduction in any amount receivable by such Lender under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents in respect of any of such Loans or such obligation or the maintenance by such Lender of capital in respect of its Loans or its Commitments (such increases in costs and reductions in amounts receivable being herein called “Additional Costs”), resulting from any Regulatory Change that: (i) changes the basis of taxation of any amounts payable to such Lender under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents in respect of any of such Loans or its Commitments (other than Indemnified Taxes, Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and Connection Income Taxes), or (ii) imposes or modifies any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan insurance charge, or similar requirements (other than Regulation D of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or other similar reserve requirement applicable to any other category of liabilities or category of extensions of credit or other assets by reference to which the interest rate on Loans is determined to the extent utilized when determining for such Loans) relating to any extensions of credit or other assets of, or any deposits with or other liabilities of, or other credit extended by, or any other acquisition of funds by such Lender (or its parent corporation), or any commitment of such Lender (including, without limitation, the Commitments of such Lender hereunder) or (iii) imposes on any Lender or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or the Loans made by such Lender.
(c)    Lender’s Suspension of LIBOR Loans. Without limiting the effect of the provisions of the immediately preceding subsections (a) and (b), if by reason of any Regulatory Change, any Lender either (i) incurs Additional Costs based on or measured by the excess above a specified level of the amount of a category of deposits or other liabilities of such Lender that includes deposits by reference to which the interest rate on LIBOR Loans is determined as provided in this Agreement or a category of extensions of credit or other assets of such Lender that includes LIBOR Loans or (ii) becomes subject to restrictions on the amount of such a category of liabilities or assets that it may hold, then, if such Lender so elects by notice to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), the obligation of such Lender to make or Continue, or to Convert Base Rate Loans into, LIBOR Loans shall be suspended until such Regulatory Change ceases to be in effect (in which case the provisions of Section 4.5. shall apply).
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(d)    Additional Costs in Respect of Letters of Credit. Without limiting the obligations of the Borrower under the preceding subsections of this Section (but without duplication), if as a result of any Regulatory Change or any risk-based capital guideline or other requirement heretofore or hereafter issued by any Governmental Authority there shall be imposed, modified or deemed applicable any Tax (other than Indemnified Taxes, Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and Connection Income Taxes), reserve, special deposit, capital adequacy or similar requirement against or with respect to or measured by reference to Letters of Credit and the result shall be to increase the cost to the applicable Issuing Bank of issuing (or any Lender of purchasing participations in) or maintaining its obligation hereunder to issue (or purchase participations in) any Letter of Credit or reduce any amount receivable by any Issuing Bank or any Lender hereunder in respect of any Letter of Credit, then, upon demand by such Issuing Bank or such Lender, the Borrower shall pay promptly, and in any event within 3 Business Days of demand, to such Issuing Bank or, in the case of such Lender, to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender, from time to time as specified by such Issuing Bank or such Lender, such additional amounts as shall be sufficient to compensate such Issuing Bank or such Lender for such increased costs or reductions in amount.
(e)    Notification and Determination of Additional Costs. Each of the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each Lender, as the case may be, agrees to notify the Borrower (and in the case of an Issuing Bank or a Lender, to notify the Administrative Agent) of any event occurring after the Agreement Date entitling the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender to compensation under any of the preceding subsections of this Section as promptly as practicable; provided, however, that the failure of the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender to give such notice shall not release the Borrower from any of its obligations hereunder (and in the case of a Lender, to the Administrative Agent); provided, further, that notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section, the Administrative Agent or a Lender, as the case may be, shall not be entitled to compensation for any such amount relating to any period ending more than six months prior to the date that the Administrative Agent or such Lender, as applicable, first notifies the Borrower in writing thereof or for any amounts resulting from a change by any Lender of its Lending Office (other than changes required by Applicable Law). The Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each Lender, as the case may be, agrees to furnish to the Borrower (and in the case of an Issuing Bank or a Lender to the Administrative Agent as well) a certificate setting forth the basis and amount of each request for compensation under this Section. Determinations by the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank or such Lender, as the case may be, of the effect of any Regulatory Change shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay the Administrative Agent, any such Issuing Bank and or any such Lender, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.
Section 4.2.    Suspension of LIBOR Loans.
(a)    Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding and unless and until a Replacement Rate is implemented in accordance with Section 4.2.(b) below, if, on or prior to the determination of LIBOR for any Interest Period:
(i)    the Administrative Agent shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that reasonable and adequate means do not exist for the ascertaining LIBOR for such Interest Period;
(ii)    the Administrative Agent reasonably determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that quotations of interest rates for the relevant deposits referred to in the definition of LIBOR are not being provided in the relevant amounts or for the relevant maturities for purposes of determining rates of interest for LIBOR Loans as provided herein; or
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(iii)    the Administrative Agent reasonably determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that the relevant rates of interest referred to in the definition of LIBOR upon the basis of which the rate of interest for LIBOR Loans for such Interest Period is to be determined are not likely to adequately cover the cost to any Lender of making or maintaining LIBOR Loans for such Interest Period,
then the Administrative Agent shall give the Borrower and each Lender prompt notice thereof and, so long as such condition remains in effect, all of the Lenders, in the case of the immediately preceding clauses (i) and (ii), and any Lender affected thereby, in the case of the immediately preceding clause (iii), shall be under no obligation to, and shall not, make additional LIBOR Loans, Continue LIBOR Loans or Convert Loans into LIBOR Loans, unless and until such Lender gives notice as provided in Section 4.5. that such condition no longer exists, and, so long as such condition remains in effect, such Lender’s LIBOR Loans shall be treated in accordance with Section 4.5.
(b)    Alternative Rate of Interest. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 4.2.(a) above, if the Administrative Agent has made the determination (such determination to be conclusive absent manifest error) that (i) the circumstances described in Section 4.2.(a)(i) or (a)(ii) have arisen and that such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary, (ii) any applicable interest rate specified herein is no longer a widely recognized benchmark rate for newly originated loans in the U.S. syndicated loan market in the applicable currency or (iii) the applicable supervisor or administrator (if any) of any applicable interest rate specified herein or any Governmental Authority having, or purporting to have, jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which any applicable interest rate specified herein shall no longer be used for determining interest rates for loans in the U.S. syndicated loan market in the applicable currency, then the Administrative Agent may, to the extent practicable (in consultation with the Borrower and as determined by the Administrative Agent to be generally in accordance with similar situations in other transactions in which it is serving as administrative agent or otherwise consistent with market practice generally), establish a replacement interest rate (the “Replacement Rate”), in which case, the Replacement Rate shall, subject to the next two sentences, replace such applicable interest rate for all purposes under the Loan Documents unless and until (A) an event described in Section 4.2.(a)(i), (a)(ii), (b)(i), (b)(ii) or (b)(iii) occurs with respect to the Replacement Rate or (B) the Administrative Agent (or the Requisite Lenders through the Administrative Agent) notifies the Borrower that the Replacement Rate does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to the Lenders of funding the Loans bearing interest at the Replacement Rate, and in which case, the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 4.2(a) shall apply to any Loans accruing interest at the Replacement Rate in the same manner as would apply to LIBOR Loans affected by the same circumstances. In connection with the establishment and application of the Replacement Rate, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be amended solely with the consent of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, as may be necessary or appropriate, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section 4.2.(b). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents (including, without limitation, Section 12.6.), such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any party other than the Administrative Agent and the Borrower so long as the Administrative Agent shall not have received, within five (5) Business Days of the delivery of such amendment to the Lenders, written notices from such Lenders that in the aggregate constitute Requisite Lenders, with each such notice stating that such Lender objects to such amendment (which such notice shall note with specificity the particular provisions of the amendment to which such Lender objects). To the extent the Replacement Rate is approved by the Administrative Agent in connection with this clause (b), the Replacement Rate shall be applied in a manner consistent with market practice; provided that, in each case, to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, such Replacement Rate shall be applied as otherwise reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent (it being understood that any such
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modification by the Administrative Agent shall not require the consent of, or consultation with, any of the Lenders).
Section 4.3.    Illegality.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, if any Lender shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding) that due to a Regulatory Change it is unlawful for such Lender to honor its obligation to make or maintain LIBOR Loans hereunder, then such Lender shall promptly notify the Borrower thereof (with a copy of such notice to the Administrative Agent) and such Lender’s obligation to make or Continue, or to Convert Loans of any other Type into, LIBOR Loans shall be suspended until such time as such Lender may again make and maintain LIBOR Loans (in which case the provisions of Section 4.5. shall be applicable).
Section 4.4.    Compensation.
The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender, upon the request of the Administrative Agent, such amount or amounts as the Administrative Agent shall determine in its sole discretion shall be sufficient to compensate such Lender for any loss, cost or expense attributable to:
(a)    any payment or prepayment (whether mandatory or optional) of a LIBOR Loan, or Conversion of a LIBOR Loan, made by such Lender for any reason (including, without limitation, acceleration) on a date other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan; or
(b)    any failure by the Borrower for any reason (including, without limitation, the failure of any of the applicable conditions precedent specified in Section 5.2. to be satisfied) to borrow a LIBOR Loan from such Lender on the date for such borrowing, or to Convert a Base Rate Loan into a LIBOR Loan or Continue a LIBOR Loan on the requested date of such Conversion or Continuation.
Not in limitation of the foregoing, such compensation shall include, without limitation, in the case of a LIBOR Loan, an amount equal to the then present value of (A) the amount of interest that would have accrued on such LIBOR Loan for the remainder of the Interest Period at the rate applicable to such LIBOR Loan, less (B) the amount of interest that would accrue on the same LIBOR Loan for the same period if LIBOR were set on the date on which such LIBOR Loan was repaid, prepaid or Converted or the date on which the Borrower failed to borrow, Convert or Continue such LIBOR Loan, as applicable, calculating present value by using as a discount rate LIBOR quoted on such date. Upon the Borrower’s request, the Administrative Agent shall provide the Borrower with a statement setting forth the basis for requesting such compensation and the method for determining the amount thereof. Any such statement shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
Section 4.5.    Treatment of Affected Loans.
If the obligation of any Lender to make LIBOR Loans or to Continue, or to Convert Base Rate Loans into, LIBOR Loans, shall be suspended pursuant to Section 4.1.(c), Section 4.2. or Section 4.3., then such Lender’s LIBOR Loans shall be automatically Converted into Base Rate Loans on the last day(s) of the then current Interest Period(s) for LIBOR Loans (or, in the case of a Conversion required by Section 4.1.(c), Section 4.2., or Section 4.3. on such earlier date as such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, may specify to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent, as applicable)) and, unless and until such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, gives notice as
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provided below that the circumstances specified in Section 4.1., Section 4.2. or Section 4.3. that gave rise to such Conversion no longer exist:
(a)    to the extent that such Lender’s LIBOR Loans have been so Converted, all payments and prepayments of principal that would otherwise be applied to such Lender’s LIBOR Loans shall be applied instead to its Base Rate Loans; and
(b)    all Loans that would otherwise be made or Continued by such Lender as LIBOR Loans shall be made or Continued instead as Base Rate Loans, and all Base Rate Loans of such Lender that would otherwise be Converted into LIBOR Loans shall remain as Base Rate Loans.
If such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, gives notice to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent, as applicable) that the circumstances specified in Section 4.1.(c) or 4.3. that gave rise to the Conversion of such Lender’s LIBOR Loans pursuant to this Section no longer exist (which such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, agrees to do promptly upon such circumstances ceasing to exist) at a time when LIBOR Loans made by other Lenders are outstanding, then such Lender’s Base Rate Loans shall be automatically Converted, on the first day(s) of the next succeeding Interest Period(s) for such outstanding LIBOR Loans, to the extent necessary so that, after giving effect thereto, all Loans held by the Lenders holding LIBOR Loans and by such Lender are held pro rata (as to principal amounts, Types and Interest Periods) in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitment Percentages or Term Loan Percentages, as applicable.
Section 4.6.    Affected Lenders.
If (a) a Lender requests compensation pursuant to Section 3.10. or 4.1., and the Requisite Lenders are not also doing the same, (b) the obligation of any Lender to make LIBOR Loans or to Continue, or to Convert Base Rate Loans into, LIBOR Loans shall be suspended pursuant to Section 4.1.(c) or 4.3. but the obligation of the Requisite Lenders shall not have been suspended under such Sections, or (c) a Lender does not vote in favor of any amendment, modification or waiver to this Agreement or any other Loan Document which, pursuant to Section 12.6.(b), requires the vote of such Lender, and the Requisite Lenders shall have voted in favor of such amendment, modification or waiver then, so long as there does not then exist any Default or Event of Default, the Borrower may demand that such Lender (the “Affected Lender”), and upon such demand the Affected Lender shall promptly, assign its Revolving Commitment and Term Loan, as applicable, to an Eligible Assignee subject to and in accordance with the provisions of Section 12.5.(b) for a purchase price equal to (x) the aggregate principal balance of all Loans then owing to the Affected Lender, plus (y) in the case of an Affected Lender that is a Revolving Lender, the aggregate amount of payments previously made by the Affected Lender under Section 2.3.(j) that have not been repaid, plus (z) any accrued but unpaid interest thereon and accrued but unpaid fees owing to the Affected Lender, or any other amount as may be mutually agreed upon by such Affected Lender and Eligible Assignee. Each of the Administrative Agent and the Affected Lender shall reasonably cooperate in effectuating the replacement of such Affected Lender under this Section, but at no time shall the Administrative Agent, such Affected Lender nor any other Lender nor any Titled Agent be obligated in any way whatsoever to initiate any such replacement or to assist in finding an Eligible Assignee. The exercise by the Borrower of its rights under this Section shall be at the Borrower’s sole cost and expense and at no cost or expense to the Administrative Agent, the Affected Lender or any of the other Lenders. The terms of this Section shall not in any way limit the Borrower’s obligation to pay to any Affected Lender compensation owing to such Affected Lender pursuant to this Agreement (including, without limitation, pursuant to Sections 3.10., 4.1. or 4.4.) with respect to any period up to the date of replacement.
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Section 4.7.    Change of Lending Office.
Each Lender agrees that it will use reasonable efforts (consistent with its internal policy and legal and regulatory restrictions) to designate an alternate Lending Office with respect to any of its Loans affected by the matters or circumstances described in Sections 3.10., 4.1. or 4.3. to reduce the liability of the Borrower or avoid the results provided thereunder, so long as such designation is not disadvantageous to such Lender as determined by such Lender in its sole discretion, except that such Lender shall have no obligation to designate a Lending Office located in the United States of America.
Section 4.8.    Assumptions Concerning Funding of LIBOR Loans.
Calculation of all amounts payable to a Lender under this Article shall be made as though such Lender had actually funded LIBOR Loans through the purchase of deposits in the relevant market bearing interest at the rate applicable to such LIBOR Loans in an amount equal to the amount of the LIBOR Loans and having a maturity comparable to the relevant Interest Period; provided, however, that each Lender may fund each of its LIBOR Loans in any manner it sees fit and the foregoing assumption shall be used only for calculation of amounts payable under this Article.
ARTICLE V. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
Section 5.1.    Initial Conditions Precedent.
The effectiveness of this Agreement and the obligation of the Lenders to effect or permit the occurrence of the first Credit Event hereunder, whether as the making of a Loan or the issuance of a Letter of Credit, are subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the following conditions precedent:
(a)    The Administrative Agent shall have received each of the following, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent:
(i)    counterparts of this Agreement executed by each of the parties hereto;
(ii)    Revolving Notes and Term Notes executed by the Borrower, payable to each applicable Lender (other than any Lender that has requested that it not receive a Note) and complying with the terms of Section 2.11.(a) and the Swingline Note executed by the Borrower;
(iii)    the Guaranty executed by each of the Guarantors, if any, initially to be a party thereto;
(iv)    an opinion of Sullivan & Worcester LLP, and an opinion of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, special Maryland counsel, in each case, counsel to the Borrower and the other Loan Parties, addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders and covering such matters as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request;
(v)    the certificate or articles of incorporation or formation, articles of organization, certificate of limited partnership, declaration of trust or other comparable organizational instrument (if any) of each Loan Party certified as of a recent date by the Secretary of State of the state of formation of such Loan Party;
(vi)    a certificate of good standing (or certificate of similar meaning) with respect to each Loan Party issued as of a recent date by the Secretary of State of the state of formation of each such Loan Party and certificates of qualification to transact business or other comparable
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certificates issued as of a recent date by each Secretary of State (and any state department of taxation, as applicable) of each state in which such Loan Party is required to be so qualified and where failure to be so qualified could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and each state in which a Collateral Property owned by such Loan Party is located;
(vii)    a certificate of incumbency signed by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary (or other individual performing similar functions) of each Loan Party with respect to each of the officers of such Loan Party authorized to execute and deliver the Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party, and in the case of the Borrower, authorized to execute and deliver on behalf of the Borrower Notices of Borrowing, Notices of Swingline Borrowing, requests for Letters of Credit, Notices of Conversion and Notices of Continuation;
(viii)    copies certified by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary (or other individual performing similar functions) of each Loan Party of (A) the by-laws of such Loan Party, if a corporation, the operating agreement, if a limited liability company, the partnership agreement, if a limited or general partnership, or other comparable document in the case of any other form of legal entity and (B) all corporate, partnership, member or other necessary action taken by such Loan Party to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents to which it is a party;
(ix)    a Compliance Certificate calculated as of the Effective Date on a pro forma basis for the Borrower’s fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2017;
(x)    a Disbursement Instruction Agreement effective as of the Agreement Date;
(xi)    evidence that the Fees, if any, then due and payable under Section 3.5., together with all other fees, expenses and reimbursement amounts due and payable to the Administrative Agent and any of the Lenders, including without limitation, the fees and expenses of counsel to the Administrative Agent, have been paid;
(xii)    a copy of all Operating Agreements, all Ancillary Agreements, the Business Management Agreement, the Property Management Agreement, in each case certified as true, correct and complete by the chief operating officer or chief financial officer of the Borrower; and
(xiii)    such other documents, agreements and instruments as the Administrative Agent, or any Lender through the Administrative Agent, may reasonably request;
(b)    there shall not have occurred or become known to the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders any event, condition, situation or status since the date of the information contained in the financial and business projections, budgets, pro forma data and forecasts concerning the Borrower and its Subsidiaries delivered to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders prior to the Agreement Date that has had or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;
(c)    no litigation, action, suit, investigation or other arbitral, administrative or judicial proceeding shall be pending or threatened which could reasonably be expected to (i) result in a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) restrain or enjoin, impose materially burdensome conditions on, or otherwise materially and adversely affect, the ability of the Borrower or any other Loan Party to fulfill its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party;
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(d)    the Borrower and its Subsidiaries shall have received all approvals, consents and waivers, and shall have made or given all necessary filings and notices as shall be required to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby without the occurrence of any default under, conflict with or violation of (i) any Applicable Law or (ii) any agreement, document or instrument to which any Loan Party is a party or by which any of them or their respective properties is bound, except for such approvals, consents, waivers, filings and notices the receipt, making or giving of which could not reasonably be likely to (A) have a Material Adverse Effect, or (B) restrain or enjoin or impose materially burdensome conditions on, or otherwise materially and adversely affect the ability of the Borrower or any other Loan Party to fulfill its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party;
(e)    the Borrower and each other Loan Party shall have provided all information requested by the Administrative Agent and each Lender in order to comply with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including without limitation, the Patriot Act; and
(f)    there shall not have occurred or exist any other material disruption of financial or capital markets that could reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents.
Section 5.2.    Conditions Precedent to All Loans and Letters of Credit.
In addition to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions precedent contained in Section 5.1., the obligations of (i) Lenders to make any Loans and (ii) the Issuing Banks to issue, to extend the expiration date of, or to increase the Stated Amount of, Letters of Credit are each subject to the further conditions precedent that: (a) no Default or Event of Default shall exist as of the date of the making of such Loan or date of issuance, extension or increase of such Letter of Credit or would exist immediately after giving effect thereto, and no violation of the limits described in Section 2.15. would occur after giving effect thereto; (b) the representations and warranties made or deemed made by the Borrower and each other Loan Party in the Loan Documents to which any of them is a party, shall be true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the date of the making of such Loan or date of issuance, extension or increase of such Letter of Credit with the same force and effect as if made on and as of such date except to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate solely to an earlier date (in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of such earlier date) and except for changes in factual circumstances specifically and expressly permitted hereunder, (c) in the case of the borrowing of Revolving Loans, the Administrative Agent shall have received a timely Notice of Borrowing, in the case of a Swingline Loan, the applicable Swingline Lender shall have received a timely Notice of Swingline Borrowing or in the case of the issuance of a Letter of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent shall have received a timely request for the issuance of such Letter of Credit, (d) in the case of any Credit Event occurring during the period commencing on the date immediately following the Temporary Waiver Period Expiration Date and ending on the date upon which the Borrower delivers to the Administrative Agent a Compliance Certificate in accordance with Section 8.3 with respect to the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2022, the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent evidence of the Borrower’s compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Sections 9.1(a) through (h) (each as adjusted pursuant to the last paragraph of Section 9.1) using pro forma projections based upon results through the most recently ended period for which such financial information is available to the Borrower, (e) in the case of any Credit Event occurring at any time prior to the Equity Pledge Release Date, upon giving effect to such Credit Event, the Borrower shall be in compliance with Section 7.14, including the
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requirement that the Collateral Value Percentage is less than fifty percent (50%) after giving effect to the requested Credit Event, (f) in the case of any Credit Event occurring at any time during the Temporary Waiver Period and continuing thereafter until the Post-Temporary Waiver Period Compliance Date, upon giving effect to such Credit Event, the Borrower shall be in compliance with the Temporary Waiver Period Incurrence Conditions, and (g) in the case of any Credit Event occurring on or after March 6, 2021, the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement shall have been satisfied. Each Credit Event shall constitute a certification by the Borrower to the effect set forth in the preceding sentence (both as of the date of the giving of notice relating to such Credit Event and, unless the Borrower otherwise notifies the Administrative Agent prior to the date of such Credit Event, as of the date of the occurrence of such Credit Event). In addition, the Borrower shall be deemed to have represented to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders at the time any Loan is made or any Letter of Credit is issued, extended or increased, that all conditions to the making of such Loan or issuing, extending or increasing of such Letter of Credit contained in this Article V. have been satisfied. Unless set forth in writing to the contrary, the making of its initial Loan by a Lender shall constitute a certification by such Lender to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that the conditions precedent for initial Loans set forth in Sections 5.1. and 5.2. that have not previously been waived by the Lenders in accordance with the terms of this Agreement have been satisfied.
ARTICLE VI. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
Section 6.1.    Representations and Warranties.
In order to induce the Administrative Agent and each Lender to enter into this Agreement and to make Loans and, in the case of an Issuing Bank, to issue Letters of Credit, the Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank and each Lender as follows:
(a)    Organization; Power; Qualification. Each of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries is a corporation, partnership or other legal entity, duly organized or formed, validly existing and in good standing under the jurisdiction of its incorporation or formation, has the power and authority to own or lease its respective properties and to carry on its respective business as now being and hereafter proposed to be conducted and is duly qualified and is in good standing as a foreign corporation, partnership or other legal entity, and authorized to do business, in each jurisdiction in which the character of its properties or the nature of its business requires such qualification or authorization and where the failure to be so qualified or authorized could reasonably be expected to have, in each instance, a Material Adverse Effect.
(b)    Ownership Structure. Part I of Item 6.1.(b) of the Borrower Letter is, as of the Agreement Date, a complete and correct list of all Subsidiaries of the Borrower setting forth for each such Subsidiary, (i) the jurisdiction of organization of such Subsidiary, (ii) each Person holding any Equity Interest in such Subsidiary, (iii) the nature of the Equity Interests held by each such Person, (iv) the percentage of ownership of such Subsidiary represented by such Equity Interests and (v) whether such Subsidiary is an Excluded Subsidiary and/or a Foreign Subsidiary. As of the Agreement Date, except as disclosed in such Schedule, (A) each of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries owns, free and clear of all Liens, and has the unencumbered right to vote, all outstanding Equity Interests in each Person shown to be held by it on such Schedule, (B) all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of each such Person organized as a corporation is validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and (C) there are no outstanding subscriptions, options, warrants, commitments, preemptive rights or agreements of any kind (including, without limitation, any stockholders’ or voting trust agreements) for the issuance, sale, registration or voting of, or outstanding securities convertible into, any additional shares of capital stock of any class, or partnership or other ownership interests of any type in, any such Person. As of the Agreement Date,
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Part II of Item 6.1.(b) of the Borrower Letter correctly sets forth all Unconsolidated Affiliates of the Borrower, including the correct legal name of such Person, the type of legal entity which each such Person is, and all Equity Interests in such Person held directly or indirectly by the Borrower.
(c)    Authorization of Loan Documents and Borrowings. The Borrower has the right and power, and has taken all necessary action to authorize it, to borrow and obtain other extensions of credit hereunder. The Borrower and each other Loan Party has the right and power, and has taken all necessary action to authorize it, to execute, deliver and perform each of the Loan Documents and the Fee Letter to which it is a party in accordance with their respective terms and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. The Loan Documents and the Fee Letter to which the Borrower or any other Loan Party is a party have been duly executed and delivered by the duly authorized officers of such Person and each is a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Person enforceable against such Person in accordance with its respective terms, except as the same may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, and other similar laws affecting the rights of creditors generally and the availability of equitable remedies for the enforcement of certain obligations (other than the payment of principal) contained herein or therein and as may be limited by equitable principles generally.
(d)    Compliance of Loan Documents with Laws. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, the other Loan Documents to which any Loan Party is a party and of the Fee Letter in accordance with their respective terms and the borrowings and other extensions of credit hereunder do not and will not, by the passage of time, the giving of notice, or both: (i) require any Governmental Approval or violate any Applicable Law (including all Environmental Laws) relating to the Borrower or any other Loan Party; (ii) conflict with, result in a breach of or constitute a default under the organizational documents of any Loan Party, or any indenture, agreement or other instrument to which the Borrower or any other Loan Party is a party or by which it or any of its respective properties may be bound; or (iii) result in or require the creation or imposition of any Lien upon or with respect to any property now owned or hereafter acquired by any Loan Party other than in favor of the Administrative Agent for its benefit and the benefit of the Lenders and the Issuing Banks.
(e)    Compliance with Law; Governmental Approvals. Each of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries is in compliance with each Governmental Approval and all other Applicable Laws relating to it except for noncompliances which, and Governmental Approvals the failure to possess which, could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to cause a Default or Event of Default or have a Material Adverse Effect.
(f)    Title to Properties; Liens. Part I of Item 6.1.(f) of the Borrower Letter is, as of the Agreement Date, a complete and correct listing of all real estate assets of the Borrower, each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary. Each of the Borrower, each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary has good, marketable and legal title to, or a valid leasehold interest in, its respective assets. As of the Agreement Date, there are no Liens against any assets of the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Loan Party except for Permitted Liens. No Collateral Property nor any direct or indirect interest of the Borrower therein is subject to any Lien (other than Permitted Liens described in clauses (a), (c), (g) and (i) of the definition of that term) or any Negative Pledge. Each Collateral Property satisfies all requirements set forth in the definition of “Eligible Property”.
(g)    Existing Indebtedness. As of the Agreement Date, the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries have performed and are in compliance with all of the terms of their Indebtedness and all instruments and agreements relating thereto, and no default or event of default, or event or condition which with the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, would constitute a default or event of default, exists with respect to any such Indebtedness.
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(h)    [Intentionally Omitted.]
(i)    Litigation. Except as set forth on Schedule 6.1.(i), there are no actions, suits or proceedings pending (nor, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, are there any actions, suits or proceedings threatened, nor is there any basis therefor) against or in any other way relating adversely to or affecting the Borrower, any other Loan Party, any other Subsidiary or any of their respective property in any court or before any arbitrator of any kind or before or by any other Governmental Authority which, (i) could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) in any manner draws into question the validity or enforceability of any Loan Document or the Fee Letter. There are no strikes, slow downs, work stoppages or walkouts or other labor disputes in progress or threatened relating to, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(j)    Taxes. All federal, state and other material tax returns of the Borrower, each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary required by Applicable Law to be filed (after taking into account any extensions of time within to file such tax returns) have been duly filed, and all federal, state and other taxes, assessments and other governmental charges or levies upon, each Loan Party, each other Subsidiary and their respective properties, income, profits and assets which are due and payable have been paid, except any such nonpayment or non-filing which is at the time permitted under Section 7.6. As of the Agreement Date, none of the United States income tax returns of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is under audit. All charges, accruals and reserves on the books of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries in respect of any taxes or other governmental charges are in accordance with GAAP.
(k)    Financial Statements. The Borrower has furnished to each Lender copies of the audited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, and the related audited consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flow for the fiscal year ended on such date, with the opinion thereon of Ernst & Young LLP. Such financial statements (including in each case related schedules and notes) are complete and correct in all material respects and present fairly, in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the periods involved, the consolidated financial position of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries as at their respective dates and the results of operations and the cash flow for such periods (subject, as to interim statements, to changes resulting from normal yearend audit adjustments). Neither the Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries has on the Agreement Date any material contingent liabilities, liabilities, liabilities for taxes, unusual or long-term commitments or unrealized or forward anticipated losses from any unfavorable commitments that would be required to be set forth in its financial statements or notes thereto, except as referred to or reflected or provided for in said financial statements.
(l)    No Material Adverse Change. Since December 31, 2017, there has been no material adverse change in the consolidated financial condition, results of operations or business of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries taken as a whole; provided that, during the Temporary Waiver Period, any such determination under this clause (l) shall exclude any event or circumstance resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic to the extent that (i) such event or circumstance has been disclosed in writing by the Borrower to the Lenders or publicly, or in the public domain, prior to the ThirdFourth Amendment Effective Date and (ii) the scope of such adverse effect is not materially greater than that which has been disclosed. Each of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties, and the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, is Solvent.
(m)    REIT Status. The Borrower qualifies as, and has elected to be treated as, a REIT and is in compliance with all requirements and conditions imposed under the Internal Revenue Code to allow the Borrower to maintain its status as a REIT.
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(n)    ERISA.
(i)    Each Benefit Arrangement is in compliance with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and other Applicable Laws in all material respects. Except with respect to Multiemployer Plans, each Qualified Plan (A) has received a favorable determination from the Internal Revenue Service applicable to such Qualified Plan’s current remedial amendment cycle (as defined in Revenue Procedure 2007-44 or “2007-44” for short), (B) has timely filed for a favorable determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service during its staggered remedial amendment cycle (as defined in 2007-44) and such application is currently being processed by the Internal Revenue Service, (C) had filed for a determination letter prior to its “GUST remedial amendment period” (as defined in 2007-44) and received such determination letter and the staggered remedial amendment cycle first following the GUST remedial amendment period for such Qualified Plan has not yet expired, or (D) is maintained under a prototype plan and may rely upon a favorable opinion letter issued by the Internal Revenue Service with respect to such prototype plan. To the best knowledge of the Borrower, nothing has occurred which would cause the loss of its reliance on each Qualified Plan’s favorable determination letter or opinion letter.
(ii)    With respect to any Benefit Arrangement that is a retiree welfare benefit arrangement, all amounts have been accrued on the applicable ERISA Group’s financial statements in accordance with FASB ASC 715. The “benefit obligation” of all Plans does not exceed the “fair market value of plan assets” for such Plans by more than $10,000,000 all as determined by and with such terms defined in accordance with FASB ASC 715.
(iii)    Except as could not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect: (i) no ERISA Event has occurred or is expected to occur; (ii) there are no pending, or to the best knowledge of the Borrower, threatened, claims, actions or lawsuits or other action by any Governmental Authority, plan participant or beneficiary with respect to a Benefit Arrangement; (iii) there are no violations of the fiduciary responsibility rules with respect to any Benefit Arrangement; and (iv) no member of the ERISA Group has engaged in a non-exempt “prohibited transaction,” as defined in Section 406 of ERISA and Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code, in connection with any Plan, that would subject any member of the ERISA Group to a tax on prohibited transactions imposed by Section 502(i) of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code.
(o)    Absence of Default. None of the Loan Parties or any of the other Subsidiaries is in default under its certificate or articles of incorporation or formation, bylaws, partnership agreement or other similar organizational documents, and no event has occurred, which has not been remedied, cured or waived: (i) which constitutes a Default or an Event of Default; or (ii) which constitutes, or which with the passage of time, the giving of notice, or both, would constitute, a default or event of default by, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary under any agreement (other than this Agreement) or judgment, decree or order to which any such Person is a party or by which any such Person or any of its respective properties may be bound where such default or event of default could, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(p)    Environmental Laws. In the ordinary course of business and from time to time each of the Borrower, each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary conducts reviews of the effect of Environmental Laws on its respective business, operations and properties, including without limitation, its respective Properties. Each of the Borrower, each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary: (i) is in compliance with all Environmental Laws applicable to its business, operations and the Properties, (ii) has
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obtained all Governmental Approvals which are required under Environmental Laws, and each such Governmental Approval is in full force and effect, and (iii) is in compliance with all terms and conditions of such Governmental Approvals, with respect to the Collateral Properties, where the failure to obtain or to comply with each of the immediately preceding clauses (i) through (iii) could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect with respect to such Collateral Property, individually, or the Collateral Properties taken as a whole, and with respect to all Properties other than Collateral Properties, where the failure to obtain or to comply with each of the immediately preceding clauses (i) through (iii) could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except for any of the following matters that could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, no Loan Party has any knowledge of, or has received notice of, any past, present, or pending releases, events, conditions, circumstances, activities, practices, incidents, facts, occurrences, actions, or plans that, with respect to any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, their respective businesses, operations or with respect to the Properties or any Collateral Property, may: (x) cause or contribute to an actual or alleged violation of or noncompliance with Environmental Laws, (y) cause or contribute to any other potential common law or legal claim or other liability, or (z) cause any of the Properties to become subject to any restrictions on ownership, occupancy, use or transferability under any Environmental Law or require the filing or recording of any notice, approval or disclosure document under any Environmental Law and, with respect to the immediately preceding clauses (x) through (z) is based on or related to the on-site or off-site manufacture, generation, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport, removal, clean up or handling, or the emission, discharge, release or threatened release of any wastes or Hazardous Material, or any other requirement under Environmental Law. There is no civil, criminal, or administrative action, suit, demand, claim, hearing, notice, or demand letter, mandate, order, lien, request, investigation, or proceeding pending or, to the Borrower’s knowledge after due inquiry, threatened, against the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary relating in any way to Environmental Laws with respect to the Properties, any Collateral Property, individually, or the Collateral Properties taken as a whole, which reasonably could be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. As of the Third Amendment Effective Date, none of the Properties is listed on or proposed for listing on the National Priority List promulgated pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 and its implementing regulations, or any state or local priority list promulgated pursuant to any analogous state or local law. No Hazardous Materials have been transported, released, discharged or disposed on any of the Properties other than (x) in the case of the Collateral Properties, as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect with respect to any such Collateral Property, individually, or the Collateral Properties taken as a whole and (y) in the case of Properties other than Collateral Properties, as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(q)    Investment Company. None of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is (i) an “investment company” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or (ii) subject to any other Applicable Law which purports to regulate or restrict its ability to borrow money or obtain other extensions of credit or to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or to perform its obligations under any Loan Document to which it is a party.
(r)    Margin Stock. None of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is engaged principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose, whether immediate, incidental or ultimate, of buying or carrying “margin stock” within the meaning of Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
(s)    Affiliate Transactions. Except as permitted by Section 9.8., none of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is a party to or bound by any agreement or arrangement with any Affiliate entered into after the Agreement Date.
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(t)    Intellectual Property. Each of the Loan Parties and each other Subsidiary owns or has the right to use, under valid license agreements or otherwise, all patents, licenses, franchises, trademarks, trademark rights, service marks, service mark rights, trade names, trade name rights, trade secrets and copyrights (collectively, “Intellectual Property”) necessary to the conduct of its businesses, without known conflict with any patent, license, franchise, trademark, trademark right, service mark, service mark right, trade secret, trade name, copyright, or other proprietary right of any other Person except for such Intellectual Property, the absence of which, and for conflicts which, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Each of the Loan Parties and each other Subsidiary has taken all such steps as it deems reasonably necessary to protect its respective rights under and with respect to such Intellectual Property. No material claim has been asserted by any Person with respect to the use of any such Intellectual Property by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, or challenging or questioning the validity or effectiveness of any such Intellectual Property. The use of such Intellectual Property by the Borrower, the other Loan Parties and the other Subsidiaries does not infringe on the rights of any Person, subject to such claims and infringements as do not, in the aggregate, give rise to any liabilities on the part of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(u)    Business. As of the Agreement Date, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries are engaged substantially in the business of the acquisition, financing, ownership, development, leasing and tenancy (through TRSs) of lodging, service-oriented retail and travel related properties and other businesses activities incidental thereto.
(v)    Broker’s Fees. No broker’s or finder’s fee, commission or similar compensation will be payable with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby. No other similar fees or commissions will be payable by any Loan Party for any other services rendered to the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary ancillary to the transactions contemplated hereby.
(w)    Accuracy and Completeness of Information. All written information, reports and other papers and data (other than financial projections and other forward looking statements, and information of a general economic or industry specific nature) furnished to the Administrative Agent or any Lender by, on behalf of, or at the direction of, the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary were, at the time the same were so furnished, taken as a whole, complete and correct in all material respects, to the extent necessary to give the recipient a true and accurate knowledge of the subject matter, or, in the case of financial statements, present fairly, in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the periods involved, the financial position of the Persons involved as at the date thereof and the results of operations for such periods (subject, as to interim statements, to changes resulting from normal year end audit adjustments and absence of full footnote disclosure). All financial projections and other forward looking statements prepared by or on behalf of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary that have been or may hereafter be made available to the Administrative Agent or any Lender were or will be prepared in good faith based on reasonable assumptions. No fact is known to any Loan Party which has had, or may in the future have (so far as any Loan Party can reasonably foresee), a Material Adverse Effect which has not been set forth in the financial statements referred to in Section 6.1.(k) or in such information, reports or other papers or data or otherwise disclosed in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, or in the public domain. No document furnished or written statement made to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the negotiation, preparation or execution of, or pursuant to, this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents contains or will contain any untrue statement of a material fact, or omits or will omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained therein not misleading.
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(x)    Not Plan Assets; No Prohibited Transactions. None of the assets of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary constitutes “plan assets” within the meaning of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and the respective regulations promulgated thereunder. Assuming that no Lender funds any amount payable by it hereunder with “plan assets,” as that term is defined in 29 C.F.R. 2510.3-101, the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and the extensions of credit and repayment of amounts hereunder, do not and will not constitute “prohibited transactions” under ERISA or the Internal Revenue Code.
(y)    Anti-Corruption Laws; Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Sanctions.
(i)    None of (i) the Borrower, any other Loan Party, any Subsidiary, any of their respective directors, officers, employees or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any Affiliates, or (ii) to the knowledge of the Borrower, any agent or representative of the Borrower or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from this Agreement, (A) is a Sanctioned Person or currently the subject or target of any Sanctions, (B) is controlled by or is acting on behalf of a Sanctioned Person, (C) has its assets located in a Sanctioned Country, (D) is under administrative, civil or criminal investigation for an alleged violation of, or received notice from or made a voluntary disclosure to any governmental entity regarding a possible violation of, Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering Laws or Sanctions by a governmental authority that enforces Sanctions or any Anti-Corruption Laws or Anti-Money Laundering Laws, or (E) directly or indirectly derives revenues from investments in, or transactions with, Sanctioned Persons.
(ii)    Each of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any Affiliates with all Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering Laws and applicable Sanctions.
(iii)    Each of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, each director, officer, employee, agent and, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any Affiliate of Borrower and each such Subsidiary, is in compliance with all Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering Laws in all respects and applicable Sanctions.
(iv)    No proceeds of any Loans have been used, directly or indirectly, by the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or any of its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents in violation of Section 9.11(b).
(z)    Unencumbered Assets. As of the Third Amendment Effective Date, Schedule 6.1.(z) sets forth a correct and complete list of all Unencumbered Assets.
(aa)    Insurance. The Borrower or a Subsidiary maintains, or the related Operating Agreement requires the Operator thereunder to maintain, with respect to the Properties commercially reasonable insurance with financially sound and reputable insurance companies.
(bb)    Beneficial Ownership Certification. As of the First Amendment Date, all information included in the Beneficial Ownership Certification is true and correct to the knowledge of the officer of the Borrower that executes such certification.
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(cc)    Affected Financial Institutions. None of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is an Affected Financial Institution.
(dd)    Security Interests. Each of the Security Documents creates, or when executed and delivered hereunder, will create, as security for the Guaranteed Obligations, a valid and enforceable Lien on all of the Collateral granted pursuant thereto, superior to and prior to the rights of all third Persons, in favor of the Administrative Agent for its benefit and the benefit of the other Lenders.
(ee)    Collateral Properties.
(i)    Eligibility. Each Collateral Property is an Eligible Property.
(ii)    Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance. To each Loan Party’s knowledge, the Collateral Properties comply with the requirements and regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, of July 26, 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-336, 104 Stat. 327, 42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq., in all material respects.
(iii)    Property Agreements. The Borrower and each applicable Loan Party have delivered to the Administrative Agent true, correct and complete copies of the Property Management Agreement and each Management Agreement for each Collateral Property. To each Loan Party’s knowledge, as of the Third Amendment Effective Date, the Property Management Agreement and each Management Agreement for each Collateral Property is in full force and effect, has not been amended or modified, and there are no defaults or events of default thereunder. Except for the Property Management Agreement and each Management Agreement, no agreements exist which are binding on any of the Loan Parties relating to the management of any of the Collateral Properties.
(iv)    Certificate of Occupancy; Licenses. To each Loan Party’s knowledge, all material certificates, permits, licenses and approvals, including certificates of completion and occupancy permits, required for the legal use, occupancy and operation of each Collateral Property (excluding, however, certificates of occupancy for tenant spaces and improvements) have been obtained and are in full force and effect. The Borrower shall cause all such material certificates, permits, licenses and approvals to be maintained in full force and effect. The use being made of each Collateral Property is in conformity with all material certificates, permits, licenses and approvals issued for and currently applicable to each Collateral Property.
(v)    Physical Condition. To the knowledge of the Borrower, (a) each Collateral Property (including all buildings, improvements, parking facilities, sidewalks, storm drainage systems, roofs, plumbing systems, HVAC systems, fire protection systems, electrical systems, equipment, elevators, exterior sidings and doors, landscaping, irrigation systems and all structural components, as applicable) is in good condition, order and repair in all material respects, subject to ordinary wear and tear; and (b) there exist no structural or other material defects in or damage to any Collateral Property, whether latent or otherwise. No Loan Party has received or has any knowledge of: (i) any written notice from any insurance company or bonding company of any defects or inadequacies in any Collateral Property, or any part thereof, which would adversely affect the insurability of the same or cause the imposition of extraordinary premiums or charges thereon; or (ii) any written notice of any termination or threatened termination of any policy of insurance or bond.
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(vi)    Boundaries. (A) All of the improvements at each Collateral Property lie wholly within the boundaries and building restriction lines of such Collateral Property, and no improvements on adjoining properties encroach upon any Collateral Property, and (B) no improvements, in any material respect, encroach upon or violate any easements or other encumbrances upon any Collateral Property, except those for which affirmative coverage has been provided in the applicable Title Policy.
(vii)    Flood Zone. Except as set forth on Schedule 6.1.(ee) (as such schedule may be supplemented from time to time by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion without the consent of any other Person), as of the date that a Security Instrument is delivered for any Collateral Property, no portion of such Collateral Property will be located in an area identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a special flood hazard area.
(viii)    Filing and Recording Taxes. All transfer taxes, deed stamps, intangible taxes, personal property taxes or other amounts in the nature of transfer or debt taxes required to be paid under applicable law in connection with the transfer of or debt on the Collateral Properties prior to the Third Amendment Effective Date, if any, have been paid. Any mortgage or deed of trust recording, stamp, intangible, personal property or other similar taxes required to be paid under applicable law in connection with the execution, delivery, recordation, filing, registration, perfection or enforcement of any of the Loan Documents, including, without limitation, the Security Documents, were paid substantially concurrently with any Property becoming a Collateral Property, as applicable. All taxes and governmental assessments due and owing in respect of the Collateral Properties have been paid prior to delinquency.
(ix)    Property Information. (A) To the knowledge of Borrower, the Collateral Properties include sufficient on-site parking to comply with Applicable Law; (B) the Collateral Properties currently abut completed and dedicated public thoroughfares; and (C) to the knowledge of Borrower, no archaeological ruins, discoveries or specimens, or cemeteries exist on any Collateral Property.
(x)    Brokers. No agreements exist which are binding on any of the Loan Parties relating to the future leasing of such rentable spaces within the Collateral Properties by brokers or other similar agents that are not terminable on more than thirty (30) days’ notice.
(xi)    Parking. No agreements exist which are binding on any of the Loan Parties relating to the rights of tenants at the Collateral Properties to park at locations other than at the Collateral Properties.
(xii)    Accounts. Other than the deposit accounts subject to Deposit Account Control Agreements or Excluded Deposit Accounts, no revenue or other income from any Collateral Property is deposited into or held in any other account.
(ff)    Flood Hazard Insurance. With respect to each Collateral Property as to which a Security Instrument has been delivered, the Administrative Agent has received (a) such flood hazard certifications, notices and confirmations thereof, and effective flood hazard insurance policies as described in Annex I, (b) all flood hazard insurance policies required hereunder have been obtained and remain in full force and effect, and the premiums thereon have been paid in full, and (c) except as the Borrower has previously given written notice thereof to the Administrative Agent, there has been no redesignation of any Collateral Property into or out of a special flood hazard area.
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Section 6.2.    Survival of Representations and Warranties, Etc.
All statements contained in any certificate, financial statement or other instrument delivered by or on behalf of any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to the Administrative Agent or any Lender pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents (including, but not limited to, any such statement made in or in connection with any amendment thereto or any statement contained in any certificate, financial statement or other instrument delivered by or on behalf of any Loan Party prior to the Agreement Date and delivered to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the underwriting or closing the transactions contemplated hereby) shall constitute representations and warranties made by the Borrower under this Agreement. All representations and warranties made under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be deemed to be made at and as of the Agreement Date, the Effective Date, the date on which any extension of the Revolving Termination Date is effectuated pursuant to Section 2.13., the date on which any increase of the Revolving Commitments is effectuated pursuant to Section 2.16., the date on which any Collateral Property Addition is effectuated pursuant to Section 7.15(a), the date on which the Security Instrument with respect to any Initial Collateral Property is delivered to the Administrative Agent, and at and as of the date of the occurrence of each Credit Event, except to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate solely to an earlier date (in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of such earlier date) and except for changes in factual circumstances expressly and specifically permitted hereunder. All such representations and warranties shall survive the effectiveness of this Agreement, the execution and delivery of the Loan Documents and the making of the Loans and the issuance of the Letters of Credit.
ARTICLE VII. AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
For so long as this Agreement is in effect, the Borrower shall comply with the following covenants:
Section 7.1.    Preservation of Existence and Similar Matters.
Except as otherwise permitted under Section 9.4., the Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, preserve and maintain its respective existence, rights, franchises, licenses and privileges in the jurisdiction of its incorporation or formation and qualify and remain qualified and authorized to do business in each jurisdiction in which the character of its properties or the nature of its business requires such qualification and authorization and where the failure to be so authorized and qualified could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
Section 7.2.    Compliance with Applicable Law and Material Contracts.
The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, comply with (a) all Applicable Law, including the obtaining of all Governmental Approvals, the failure with which to comply could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and (b) all terms and conditions of all Material Contracts to which it is a party. The Borrower shall maintain in effect and enforce policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with all Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering Laws and applicable Sanctions. Borrower will (a) notify the Administrative Agent and each Lender that previously received a Beneficial Ownership Certification (or a certification that the Borrower qualifies for an express exclusion to the “legal entity customer” definition under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation) of any change in the information provided in the Beneficial Ownership Certification that
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would result in a change to the list of beneficial owners identified therein (or, if applicable, the Borrower ceasing to fall within an express exclusion to the definition of “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation) and (b) promptly upon the reasonable request of the Administrative Agent or any Lender, provide the Administrative Agent or such Lender, as the case may be, any information or documentation requested by it for purposes of complying with the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Section 7.3.    Maintenance of Property.
In addition to the requirements of any of the other Loan Documents, the Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, (a) protect and preserve, or cause to be protected and preserved, all of its respective material properties, including, but not limited to, all Intellectual Property necessary to the conduct of its respective business, and maintain, or cause to be maintained, in good repair, working order and condition all tangible properties, ordinary wear and tear excepted, and (b) from time to time make or cause to be made all needed and appropriate repairs, renewals, replacements and additions to such properties, so that the business carried on in connection therewith may be properly and advantageously conducted at all times.
Section 7.4.    Conduct of Business.
The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, carry on its respective businesses as described in Section 6.1.(u).
Section 7.5.    Insurance.
(a)    In addition to the requirements of any of the other Loan Documents, the Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, maintain, or cause to be maintained, insurance (on a replacement cost basis) with financially sound and reputable insurance companies against such risks and in such amounts as is customarily maintained by Persons engaged in similar businesses or as may be required by Applicable Law. The Borrower shall from time to time deliver to the Administrative Agent upon request a detailed list, together with copies of all policies of the insurance then in effect, stating the names of the insurance companies, the amounts and rates of the insurance, the dates of the expiration thereof and the properties and risks covered thereby.
(b)    In addition to, and not in limitation of, the foregoing, the Borrower shall or shall cause each Guarantor owning a Collateral Property to maintain such additional insurance with respect to such Collateral Property as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require from time to time, including, without limitation, flood insurance coverage (including contents coverage, as applicable). All insurance policies shall be in amounts and have deductibles, limits and retentions as reasonably required by the Administrative Agent. All insurance policies shall be issued and maintained by insurers approved to do business in the jurisdiction in which the applicable Property is located and must have an A.M. Best Company financial rating and policyholder surplus acceptable to the Administrative Agent. The Borrower shall from time to time deliver to the Administrative Agent upon request a detailed list, together with copies of all policies of the insurance then in effect, stating the names of the insurance companies, the amounts and rates of the insurance, the dates of the expiration thereof and the properties and risks covered thereby and insurance certificates, in each such case, in form acceptable to the Administrative Agent, providing that the insurance coverage required under this Section 7.5. is in full force and effect and stating that coverage shall not be cancelable or materially changed without ten (10) days prior written notice to the Administrative Agent of any cancelation for nonpayment of premiums, and not less than thirty (30) days prior written notice to the Administrative Agent of any other cancellation or any modification (including a reduction in coverage), together with appropriate evidence that the
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Administrative Agent, for its benefit and for the benefit of the other Lenders, is named as mortgagee lender’s loss payee on each property casualty insurance policy and additional insured on all other insurance policies (in each such case, pursuant to endorsements acceptable to the Administrative Agent) that the Borrower or any Loan Party actually maintains with respect to any Collateral Property and improvements on such Property.
Section 7.6.    Payment of Taxes and Claims.
The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, pay and discharge, or cause to be paid and discharged, when due (a) all federal and state income, and all other material taxes, assessments and governmental charges or levies imposed upon it or upon its income or profits or upon any properties belonging to it, and (b) all lawful claims of materialmen, mechanics, carriers, warehousemen and landlords for labor, materials, supplies and rentals which, if unpaid, might become a Lien on any properties of such Person; provided, however, that this Section shall not require the payment or discharge of any such tax, assessment, charge, levy or claim which is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings which operate to suspend the collection thereof and for which adequate reserves have been established on the books of such Person in accordance with GAAP.
Section 7.7.    Books and Records; Inspections.
The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, keep proper books of record and account in which full, true and correct entries shall be made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities in accordance with GAAP and Applicable Law. The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, permit representatives of the Administrative Agent or any Lender to visit and inspect any of their respective properties, to examine and make abstracts from any of their respective books and records and to discuss their respective affairs, finances and accounts with their respective officers, employees and independent public accountants (in the presence of an officer of the Borrower if an Event of Default does not then exist), all at such reasonable times during business hours and as often as may reasonably be requested and so long as no Event of Default exists, with reasonable prior notice. The Borrower shall be obligated to reimburse the Administrative Agent and the Lenders for their costs and expenses incurred in connection with the exercise of their rights under this Section only if such exercise occurs while a Default or Event of Default exists. If requested by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall execute an authorization letter addressed to its accountants authorizing the Administrative Agent or any Lender to discuss the financial affairs of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary with the Borrower’s accountants.
Section 7.8.    Use of Proceeds.
The Borrower will use the proceeds of the Loans only for the repayment of Indebtedness, the direct or indirect acquisition of properties, working capital and for other general business purposes.
Section 7.9.    Environmental Matters.
    The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, comply, or cause to be complied, in all material respects with all Environmental Laws with respect to all Properties. The Borrower shall comply, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to comply, and the Borrower shall use, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to use, commercially reasonable efforts to cause all other Persons occupying, using or present on the Properties to comply with all Environmental Laws with respect to the Properties and each Collateral
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Property the failure with which to comply could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect with respect thereto. The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, promptly take all actions and pay or arrange to pay all costs necessary for it and for the Properties to comply in all material respects with all Environmental Laws and all Governmental Approvals, including actions to remove and dispose of all Hazardous Materials and to clean up the Properties as required under Environmental Laws. The Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, promptly take, or cause to be taken, all actions necessary to prevent the imposition of any Liens on any of their respective properties arising out of or related to any Environmental Laws. Nothing in this Section shall impose any obligation or liability whatsoever on the Administrative Agent or any Lender.
Section 7.10.    Further Assurances.
At the Borrower’s cost and expense and upon request of the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall, and shall cause each other Loan Party and each other Subsidiary to, (i) duly execute and deliver or cause to be duly executed and delivered, to the Administrative Agent such further instruments, documents and certificates, and do and cause to be done such further acts that may be reasonably necessary or advisable in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent to carry out more effectively the provisions and purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and (ii) take such additional actions and execute such documents as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require from time to time in order to perfect and maintain the validity, effectiveness and (to the extent required hereby) priority of any of the Security Instruments, the other Security Documents, the Equity Pledges and the Liens intended to be created by any of the foregoing.
Section 7.11.    REIT Status.
The Borrower shall maintain its status as, and election to be treated as, a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code.
Section 7.12.    Exchange Listing.
The Borrower shall maintain at least one class of common shares of the Borrower having trading privileges on the New York Stock Exchange or the NYSE MKT LLC Exchange or which is subject to price quotations on The NASDAQ Stock Market’s Global Market System.
Section 7.13.    Guarantors.
(a)    Within 10 days after the date on which any of the following conditions first applies to any Subsidiary that is not already a Guarantor, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent each of the following in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent: (i) an Accession Agreement executed by such Subsidiary (or if the Guaranty is not then in existence, a Guaranty executed by such Subsidiary) and (ii) the items that would have been delivered under subsections (iv) through (viii) and (xv) of Section 5.1.(a) and under Section 5.1(e) if such Subsidiary had been required to be a Guarantor on the Agreement Date:
(x)    such Subsidiary Guarantees, or otherwise becomes obligated in respect of, any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any other Subsidiary; provided, that a Subsidiary shall not be required to become a Guarantor under this clause (x) if such Subsidiary is an Excluded Subsidiary that has Guaranteed, or otherwise become obligated in respect of, any Indebtedness of another Excluded Subsidiary; or
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(y)    such Subsidiary owns a Collateral Property or a Collateral Property Addition that has been approved to be a Collateral Property.
(b)    The Borrower may request in writing that the Administrative Agent release, and upon receipt of such request the Administrative Agent shall release, a Guarantor from the Guaranty so long as: (i) either (A) simultaneously with its release from the Guaranty such Subsidiary will cease to be a Subsidiary or (B) such Guarantor is not otherwise required to be a party to the Guaranty under the immediately preceding subsection (a); (ii) no Default or Event of Default shall then be in existence or would occur as a result of such release, including without limitation, a Default or Event of Default resulting from a violation of any of the covenants contained in Section 9.1.; (iii) the representations and warranties made or deemed made by the Borrower and each other Loan Party in the Loan Documents to which any of them is a party, shall be true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the date of such release with the same force and effect as if made on and as of such date except to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate solely to an earlier date (in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects (except in the case of a representation or warranty qualified by materiality, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects)) and except for changes in factual circumstances expressly permitted under the Loan Documents; (iv) such Guarantor owns no Collateral Property and the Liens of each Security Document (other than the Pledge Agreement) granted by such Guarantor have been released in accordance with Section 7.15.(b), and (v) the Administrative Agent shall have received such written request at least 10 Business Days (or such shorter period as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent) prior to the requested date of release. Delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of any such request shall constitute a representation by the Borrower that the matters set forth in the preceding sentence (both as of the date of the giving of such request and as of the date of the effectiveness of such request) are true and correct with respect to such request. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, upon and after the Third Amendment Effective Date, no Guarantor that owns a Collateral Property shall be subject to release pursuant to this Section 7.13(b) (regardless of whether or not the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement has been satisfied).
Section 7.14.    Equity Pledges.
(a)    Initial Delivery of Pledged Collateral. Within 10 Business Days following the Second Amendment Effective Date or such later date acceptable to Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Administrative Agent the following each in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent: (i) each certificate or other instrument in respect of the Pledged Interests, in the manner required under the Pledge Agreement, duly indorsed by such Pledgor to the Administrative Agent, together with an undated stock power covering such certificate (or other appropriate instrument of transfer) duly executed, in blank, by such Pledgor and countersigned by the issuer thereof, (ii) such other schedules, supplements, instruments, certificates, or information in connection therewith as required by the Pledge Agreement or as reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent and (iii) a legal opinion issued by a law firm reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent covering the creation and perfection of the security interest in the Pledged Interests upon indorsement and delivery to the Administrative Agent of such certificates or other instruments.
(b)    Equity Pledge Requirement.
(i)    Subject to Section 7.14(d)(i) below, until such time as (A) the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement has been satisfied, and (B) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing (the first date upon which each of the forgoing conditions are satisfied, the
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Equity Pledge Release Date”), (x) the Obligations shall be secured by the Pledged Interests and (y) the Collateral Value Percentage shall not exceed fifty percent (50%). If at any time prior to the Equity Pledge Release Date the Collateral Value Percentage exceeds or would exceed fifty percent (50%) as the result of (1) any Credit Event, (2) any asset transfer or disposition otherwise permitted by this Agreement, (3) any asset failing to be an Unencumbered Asset or (4) Administrative Agent’s election, at any time during the Temporary Waiver Period and continuing thereafter until the Post-Temporary Waiver Period Compliance Date, to exclude any asset from the calculation of the Collateral Value Percentage as a result of such asset’s rent coverage or performance, then, as a condition precedent the foregoing (1) and (2) and within 10 Business Days following the foregoing (3) and (4), additional Equity Interests of entities identified by the Borrower and approved by the Administrative Agent shall be pledged to Administrative Agent such that the Collateral Value Percentage is fifty percent (50%) or less (after giving effect to the foregoing (1), (2), (3) or (4), as applicable). In connection therewith, the Borrower shall promptly deliver to the Administrative Agent, each of the following in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent: (A) a supplement to the Pledge Agreement executed by each Person that owns any Equity Interests that are to become Pledged Interests and (B) such other schedules, supplements, instruments, certificates, or information in connection therewith as required by the Pledge Agreement (as though such Equity Interests were subject thereto on the Second Amendment Effective Date) or as reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.
(ii)    Subject to Section 7.14(d) below, at all times on and after the Third Amendment Effective Date, the Obligations shall be secured by the Collateral Property Pledged Interests.
(iii)    In connection with any Collateral Property Addition, in addition to the requirements set forth in Section 7.15(a), the Administrative Agent may require that the Equity Interests issued by the Subsidiary owning such additional Collateral Property (the “Additional Collateral Property Pledged Interests”) be pledged to the Administrative Agent. If so requested by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall promptly deliver to the Administrative Agent each of the following in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent: (i) a supplement to the Pledge Agreement executed by each Person that owns any such Equity Interests that are to become Additional Collateral Property Pledged Interests and (ii) such other schedules, supplements, instruments, certificates, or information in connection therewith as required by the Pledge Agreement (as though such Equity Interests were subject thereto on the Second Amendment Effective Date) or as reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.
(c)    [Reserved].
(d)    Release of Certain Pledged Interests.
(i)    At any time prior to the Equity Pledge Release Date:
(A)    The Borrower may from time to time request in writing that additional Equity Interests of any entity identified by the Borrower be pledged to the Administrative Agent as additional Pledged Interests under the Pledge Agreement. Subject to the Administrative Agent having approved such entity, such pledge shall be effective subject to the Borrower having delivered each of the following in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent: (i) a supplement to the Pledge Agreement executed by each Person that owns any Equity Interests that are to become Pledged Interests and (ii) such other schedules, supplements, instruments, certificates, or information in connection therewith as required by the Pledge Agreement (as though such Equity Interests were
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subject thereto on the Second Amendment Effective Date) or as reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.
(B)    In the event that the Collateral Value Percentage is less than fifty percent (50.0%) either due to any repayment of the Obligations in accordance with this Agreement, or to the pledge of additional Pledged Interests in accordance with Section 7.14(d)(i)(A), then the Borrower may request in writing that the Administrative Agent release, and upon receipt of such request the Administrative Agent shall release, the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent on those Pledged Interests (other than Collateral Property Pledged Interests) identified by the Borrower and approved by Administrative Agent so long as: (i) upon giving effect to such release (and to any concurrent pledge of any additional Pledged Interests in accordance with Section 7.14(d)(i)(A)), the Collateral Value Percentage will not exceed fifty percent (50%), (ii) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would occur as a result of such release, and (iii) the Administrative Agent shall have received such written request at least 10 Business Days (or such shorter period as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent) prior to the requested date of release. Delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of any such request shall constitute a representation by the Borrower that the matters set forth in the preceding sentence (both as of the date of such request and as of the date of such release) are true and correct with respect to such request.
(C)    If the Administrative Agent elects to exclude any asset from the calculation of the Collateral Value Percentage pursuant to Section 7.14(b)(i)(4) and the issuer of Pledged Interests owning such asset does not own any other asset then included in the calculation of the Collateral Value Percentage or any Collateral Property, then the Borrower may request in writing that the Administrative Agent release, and upon receipt of such request the Administrative Agent shall release, the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent on the Pledged Interests (other than Collateral Property Pledged Interests) of such issuer so long as: (i) upon giving effect to such release, the Collateral Value Percentage will not exceed fifty percent (50%), (ii) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would occur as a result of such release, and (iii) the Administrative Agent shall have received such written request at least 10 Business Days (or such shorter period as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent) prior to the requested date of release. Delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of any such request shall constitute a representation by the Borrower that the issuer of such Pledged Interests does not own any asset then included in the calculation of the Collateral Value Percentage or any Collateral Property and that the matters set forth in the preceding sentence (both as of the date of such request and as of the date of such release) are true and correct with respect to such request.
(ii)    Upon or after the Equity Pledge Release Date:
(A)    The Borrower may request in writing that the Administrative Agent release, and upon receipt of such request the Administrative Agent shall release, the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent on all Pledged Interests other than Collateral Property Pledged Interests so long as: (i) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would occur as a result of such release, and (ii) the Administrative Agent shall have received such written request at least 10 Business Days (or such shorter period as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent) prior to the requested date of release. Delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of any such request shall
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constitute a representation by the Borrower that the matters set forth in the preceding sentence (both as of the date of such request and as of the date of such release) are true and correct with respect to such request.
(B)    In connection with a Property Release, the Borrower may request in writing that the Administrative Agent release, and upon receipt of such request the Administrative Agent shall release, the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent on any Collateral Property Pledged Interests so long as: (i) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would occur as a result of such release, (ii) if prior to the Equity Pledge Release Date, the Equity Pledge of such Collateral Property Pledged Interests is not otherwise required pursuant to this Section 7.14., (iii) such Property Release is effected in accordance with Section 7.15(b) and all conditions set forth therein shall have been satisfied to the satisfaction of the Administrative Agent, (iv) the issuer of such Collateral Property Pledged Interest owns no Collateral Property, and (v) the Administrative Agent shall have received such written request at least 10 Business Days (or such shorter period as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent) prior to the requested date of release. Delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of any such request shall constitute a representation by the Borrower that the matters set forth in the preceding sentence (both as of the date of such request and as of the date of such release) are true and correct with respect to such request.
(e)    No Liens or Negative Pledges. Neither the Pledged Interests nor any asset owned by the issuer of such Pledged Interest included in the calculation of the Collateral Value Percentage (as and when applicable in accordance with the terms hereof) nor any direct or indirect interest of Borrower in such issuer shall be subject to any Lien (other than Permitted Liens of the types described in clauses (a)(x) and (i) of the definition thereof) or Negative Pledge, other than Negative Pledges permitted pursuant to Section 9.2.(b)(iii) and Section 9.2.(b)(iv).
(f)    Security Interests. The Borrower represents, warrants and covenants that (i) the Pledge Agreement creates as security for the Obligations a valid and enforceable Lien on all of the Collateral granted pursuant thereto in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders, superior to and prior to the rights of all third parties, and (ii) at all times prior to the Equity Pledge Release Date, all assets owned by the issuers of the Pledged Interests and included in the calculation of the Collateral Value Percentage are Unencumbered Assets.
(g)    Other Indebtedness. Borrower represents, warrants and covenants that (i) no Indebtedness of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries prohibits or shall prohibit the Liens now or hereafter granted to Administrative Agent in the Pledged Interests and (ii) none of the issuers of the Pledged Interests is or shall be required to be a Guarantor pursuant to Section 7.13(a)(x).
(h)    Required Consents. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, the consent of all Lenders shall be required to release any of the Collateral granted pursuant to the Pledge Agreement (except for releases thereof expressly permitted under or contemplated by this Agreement or the Pledge Agreement) or to subordinate any Lien of the Administrative Agent in any Pledged Interests.
Section 7.15.    Collateral Properties.
(a)    Addition of Collateral Properties. If the Borrower desires to include any additional Property as a Collateral Property (each such addition, a “Collateral Property Addition”), then the
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Borrower shall so notify the Administrative Agent in writing. No Property may become a Collateral Property unless it is an Eligible Property and unless and until each of the following conditions is satisfied or waived by the Administrative Agent in writing:
(i)    the Administrative Agent shall have approved such Collateral Property Addition; and
(ii)    the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent each of the following in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent:
(A)    each of the items set forth on Annex I (or, if applicable, updates to such items), unless such item has been waived by the Administrative Agent in writing; provided that any such items requiring delivery of Security Documents that the Administrative Agent determines to be applicable, a Title Policy, flood hazard determinations or, to the extent applicable, evidence of flood insurance coverage as required by the Administrative Agent shall not be waived without the written consent of the Requisite Lenders;
(B)    all of the items required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent under Section 7.13(a). if not previously delivered unless such property is owned by a Subsidiary of the Borrower that is, at such time, a Guarantor and then only to the extent required by the Administrative Agent;
(C)    if and to the extent required by the Administrative Agent, the items required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent under Section 7.14(b)(iii); and
(D)    such other items or documents as may be appropriate under the circumstances or as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.
(b)    Borrower Requests for Property Releases. From time to time the Borrower may request that any Collateral Property be released from the Security Documents, and the Liens created thereby to the extent applicable to such Property and related Collateral, in connection with (i) a Qualified Collateral Property Sale, (ii) a permanent reduction of the Revolving Commitments in accordance with Section 2.12, or (iii) such Property being excluded from Collateral Property Eligibility under Section 7.15(c), in each case, which release (the “Property Release”) shall be subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions:
(i)    Upon giving effect to such Property Release, (A) the Collateral Property Availability shall be equal to or greater than $600,000,000 and (B) the remaining Collateral Property Availability shall not be less than the aggregate Revolving Commitments (giving effect to any reduction in Revolving Commitments occurring in connection therewith, if applicable);
(ii)    No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would occur as a result of such Property Release;
(iii)    All representations and warranties in the Loan Documents are true and accurate in all material respects (except that, to the extent any representation or warranty is qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect or similar language, such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all respects) at the time of such Property Release and immediately after giving effect to such Property Release, except to the extent that such representations and
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warranties expressly relate solely to an earlier date (in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects (except that, to the extent any such representation or warranty is qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect or similar language, such representation or warranty shall have been true and correct in all respects) on and as of such earlier date);
(iv)    Any prepayment to be made in accordance with Section 2.8(b)(iv) shall have been made or shall be made substantially concurrently with such Property Release pursuant to an escrow arrangement acceptable to the Administrative Agent; and
(v)    If any Collateral Property to be released pursuant to such Property Release is subject to an agreement which restricts such Collateral Property from being owned, operated or encumbered independently from another Collateral Property, then (A) each such other Collateral Property shall be released concurrently with the effectiveness of such Property Release pursuant to one or more Property Releases in accordance with the terms hereof such that, upon giving effect to such Property Release and any other Property Release occurring simultaneously therewith, none of the remaining Collateral Properties shall be in violation of such restrictions or (B) the Administrative Agent shall have received evidence in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion that the applicable agreement has been amended or replaced (in accordance with this Agreement) such that applicable Collateral Properties may be owned, operated and/or encumbered separately and independently from each other; and
(vvi)    The Administrative Agent shall have received such written request at least ten (10) Business Days (or such shorter period as may be acceptable to the Administrative Agent) prior to the requested date of release.
    Delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of any such request shall constitute a representation by the Borrower that the foregoing conditions (both as of the date of such request and as of the date of such release) are true and correct with respect to such Property Release.
(c)    Ineligibility of Properties. A Property shall be excluded from the calculation of Collateral Property Availability if, at any time: (i) such Property fails to qualify as an Eligible Property, and such failure is not cured within thirty (30) days after the Borrower obtains knowledge of such failure, (ii) the Administrative Agent shall cease to hold a valid and perfected first priority mortgage, deed of trust or deed to secure debt, as applicable, Lien in such Property, or (iii) there shall have occurred and be continuing a default (after giving effect to any applicable cure period) under any Security Document relating to such Property. Such Property shall not be released from the Liens of the applicable Security Instruments unless the requirements of Section 7.15(b) are satisfied with respect thereto. Upon the occurrence of any such event or circumstance described in the foregoing clause (i), (ii) or (iii), Collateral Property Availability shall be recalculated excluding such ineligible Property.
(d)    Continuity of Liens. Except as set forth in Section 7.15(b), no Collateral Property shall be released from the Liens created by the Security Documents applicable thereto.
(e)    Frequency of Appraisals. The Appraised Value of a Collateral Property shall be determined or redetermined, as applicable, pursuant to Appraisals conducted under each of the following circumstances:
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(i)    In connection with the proposal of a Property as a Collateral Property pursuant to Section 7.15(a), which shall include, without limitation, in connection with the initial encumbrance of the Initial Collateral Properties with Security Instruments;
(ii)    If any Default or Event of Default exists, upon written request from the Administrative Agent to the Borrower;
(iii)    If necessary in order to comply with FIRREA, other Applicable Law or the requirements of any Governmental Authority relating to the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders; and
(iv)    Upon written request from the Administrative Agent to the Borrower, not more than once every 12 months with respect to each Collateral Property.
All Appraisals shall be engaged by the Administrative Agent at the Borrower’s expense and shall be subject to satisfactory review and approval of the Administrative Agent. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, each Lender may conduct Appraisals of any Collateral Property at any time at such Lender’s expense; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, such Appraisal shall not be used in determining or redetermining the Appraised Value of a Collateral Property.
(f)    MIRE Events. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, no MIRE Event may be closed until the date that is (a) if there are no Collateral Properties in a “special flood hazard area” in any Flood Insurance Rate Map published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency), twenty (20) days or (b) if there are any Collateral Properties in a “special flood hazard area”, sixty (60) days, after the Administrative Agent has delivered to the Lenders the following documents in respect of such Property: (i) a completed flood hazard determination from a third party vendor; (ii) if such Property is located in a “special flood hazard area”, (A) a notification to the applicable Loan Parties of that fact and (if applicable) notification to the applicable Loan Parties that flood insurance coverage is not available and (B) evidence of the receipt by the applicable Loan Parties of such notice; and (iii) if required by applicable Flood Laws, evidence of required flood insurance with respect to which flood insurance has been made available under applicable Flood Laws; provided that any such MIRE Event may be closed prior to such period expiring if the Administrative Agent shall have received confirmation from each Lender that such Lender has completed any necessary flood insurance due diligence to its reasonable satisfaction.
(g)    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Loan Documents, it is the intention of the parties hereto that (i) each Security Instrument and each other Security Document with respect to any Collateral Property creates as security for the Guaranteed Obligations of the direct owners of any Collateral Property a valid and enforceable Lien on all of the Collateral granted pursuant thereto in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders, superior to and prior to the rights of all third parties, and (ii) the Obligations of the Borrower and the “Guarantied Obligations” (as defined in the Guaranty) of any Guarantor that is not a direct owner of a Collateral Property, in each such case, under the Loan Documents shall not be directly secured by any real property interest whatsoever.
(h)    Other Indebtedness. Borrower represents, warrants and covenants that no Subsidiary owning a Collateral Property (i) has or shall incur, acquire or suffer to exist any Indebtedness that is not Nonrecourse Indebtedness (other than obligations in respect of Indebtedness under the Loan Documents), or (ii) is or shall become obligated in respect of any Indebtedness of the Borrower or any other Subsidiary (other than obligations in respect of Indebtedness under the Loan Documents in its capacity as a Guarantor hereunder).
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(i)    Required Consents. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, the consent of all Lenders shall be required to (i) release any Loan Party from its obligations under any Security Document (except as contemplated by Section 7.14(d) or 7.15(b)), (ii) release or dispose of any Collateral Property, or all or substantially all of the value of any other Collateral unless released or disposed of as permitted by, and in accordance with, Section 11.3., Section 11.10(b), Section 7.14(d) or Section 7.15(b), or (iii) permit the Collateral to secure any Indebtedness other than the Obligations or the Guaranteed Obligations, as applicable.
ARTICLE VIII. INFORMATION
For so long as this Agreement is in effect, the Borrower shall furnish to the Administrative Agent for distribution to each of the Lenders:
Section 8.1.    Quarterly Financial Statements.
As soon as available and in any event within 5 days after the same is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (but in no event later than 45 days after the end of each of the first, second and third fiscal quarters of the Borrower), commencing with the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2018, the unaudited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such period and the related unaudited consolidated statements of income, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures as of the end of and for the corresponding periods of the previous fiscal year, all of which shall be certified by the chief financial officer or chief accounting officer of the Borrower, in his or her opinion, to present fairly, in accordance with GAAP as then in effect, the consolidated financial position of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the date thereof and the results of operations for such period (subject to normal yearend audit adjustments). Together with such financial statements, the Borrower shall deliver reports, in form and detail satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, setting forth (a)  to the extent such information is obtained from Operators, all capital expenditures made during the fiscal quarter then ended; (b) a listing of all Properties acquired during such fiscal quarter, including the minimum rent or expected minimum return of each such Property, acquisition costs and related mortgage debt, (c) to the extent such information is obtained from Operators, the Hotel Net Cash Flow for each Hotel Pool and each Hotel that is not in a Hotel Pool, and (d) such other information as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.
Section 8.2.    YearEnd Statements.
As soon as available and in any event within 5 days after the same is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (but in no event later than 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower), the audited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal year and the related audited consolidated statements of income, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such fiscal year, setting forth in comparative form the figures as at the end of and for the previous fiscal year, all of which shall be certified by (a) the chief financial officer or chief accounting officer of the Borrower, in his or her opinion, to present fairly, in accordance with GAAP as then in effect, the consolidated financial position of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the date thereof and the results of operations for such period and (b) independent certified public accountants of recognized national standing reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent (it being acknowledged that any of Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG shall be acceptable to the Administrative Agent), whose report shall not be subject to (i) any “going concern” or like qualification or exception or (ii) any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit. Together with such financial statements, the Borrower shall deliver a report, in form and detail
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reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, setting forth the Hotel Net Cash Flow for each Hotel Pool and each Hotel that is not in a Hotel Pool for such fiscal year to the extent such information is obtained from Operators and such other information as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.
Section 8.3.    Compliance Certificate.
At the time the financial statements are furnished pursuant to the immediately preceding Sections 8.1. and 8.2., and within 5 Business Days of the Administrative Agent’s request with respect to any other fiscal period, (i) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit J (a “Compliance Certificate”) executed on behalf of the Borrower by the chief financial officer or chief accounting officer of the Borrower (a) setting forth in reasonable detail as of the end of such quarterly accounting period or fiscal year, as the case may be, the calculations required to establish whether the Borrower was in compliance with the covenants contained in Section 9.1.; and (b) stating that, to the best of his or her knowledge, information and belief after due inquiry, no Default or Event of Default exists, or, if such is not the case, specifying such Default or Event of Default and its nature, when it occurred and the steps being taken by the Borrower with respect to such event, condition or failure; (ii) if, at such time, the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement has not yet been satisfied, a certificate (an “Unencumbered Asset Certificate”) executed by the chief financial officer of the Borrower that: (a) sets forth a list of all assets that meet the requirements of the definition of “Unencumbered Assets”; and (b) certifies that all Unencumbered Assets so listed fully qualify as such under the applicable criteria for inclusion as an Unencumbered Asset; (iii) a report in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent setting forth a list of the Collateral Properties and detailing all financial information maintained on the Collateral Properties, including, without limitation, trailing twelve (12) month Net Operating Income, GAAP undepreciated cost basis, property Net Operating Income projections, Appraised Values (to the extent available), operating statements, aggregate capital investments and maintenance capital expenditures for each Collateral Property made during such quarterly accounting period or fiscal year, as the case may be, and sales reports (including occupancy costs, to the extent available); and (iv) a report in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent setting forth a list of the Sonesta Hotels and detailing financial information and metrics maintained with respect thereto, including, without limitation, location, occupancy, average daily rate, and operating performance.
Section 8.4.    Other Information.
(a)    Promptly upon receipt thereof, copies of all material reports, if any, submitted to the Borrower or its Board of Trustees by its independent public accountants, and in any event, all management reports;
(b)    Within five (5) Business Days of the filing thereof, copies of all registration statements (excluding the exhibits thereto (unless requested by the Administrative Agent) and any registration statements on Form S8 or its equivalent), reports on Forms 10K, 10Q and 8K (or their equivalents) and all other periodic reports which any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary shall file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (or any Governmental Authority substituted therefor) or any national securities exchange;
(c)    Promptly upon the mailing thereof to the shareholders of the Borrower generally, copies of all financial statements, reports and proxy statements so mailed and promptly upon the issuance thereof copies of all press releases issued by the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Loan Party;
(d)    If any ERISA Event shall occur that individually, or together with any other ERISA Event that has occurred, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, a certificate of
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the chief executive officer or chief financial officer of the Borrower setting forth details as to such occurrence and the action, if any, which the Borrower or applicable member of the ERISA Group is required or proposes to take;
(e)    To the extent any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary is aware of the same, prompt notice of the commencement of any proceeding or investigation by or before any Governmental Authority and any action or proceeding in any court or other tribunal or before any arbitrator against or in any other way relating adversely to, or adversely affecting, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary or any of their respective properties, assets or businesses which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(f)    A copy of any amendment to the certificate or articles of incorporation or formation, bylaws, partnership agreement or other similar organizational documents of the Borrower or any other Loan Party promptly upon the Administrative Agent’s request;
(g)    Prompt notice of any change in the senior management of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, and any change in the business, assets, liabilities, financial condition, results of operations or business prospects of any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary which has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect;
(h)    Prompt notice of the occurrence of any of the following promptly upon a Responsible Officer obtaining knowledge thereof: (i) Default or Event of Default or (ii) any event which constitutes or which with the passage of time, the giving of notice, or otherwise, would constitute a default or event of default by the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Loan Party under any Material Contract to which any such Person is a party or by which any such Person or any of its respective properties may be bound;
(i)    Prompt notice of any order, judgment or decree in excess of $5,000,000 having been entered against any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary or any of their respective properties or assets;
(j)    Prompt notice if the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other Loan Party shall receive any notification from any Governmental Authority alleging a violation of any Applicable Law or any inquiry which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(k)    Promptly upon the request of the Administrative Agent, evidence of the Borrower’s calculation of the Ownership Share with respect to a Subsidiary or an Unconsolidated Affiliate, such evidence to be in form and detail satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;
(l)    Promptly, upon the Borrower becoming aware of any change in the Borrower’s Credit Rating, a certificate stating that the Borrower’s Credit Rating has changed and the new Credit Rating that is in effect;
(m)    Promptly, upon each request, information identifying the Borrower as a Lender may request in order to comply with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including without limitation, the Patriot Act;
(n)    Promptly, and in any event within 3 Business Days after the Borrower obtains knowledge thereof, written notice of the occurrence of any of the following: (i) the Borrower, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary shall receive notice that any violation of or noncompliance with any Environmental Law has or may have been committed or is threatened; (ii) the Borrower, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary shall receive notice that any administrative or judicial complaint, order or petition has been
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filed or other proceeding has been initiated, or is about to be filed or initiated against any such Person alleging any violation of or noncompliance with any Environmental Law or requiring any such Person to take any action in connection with the release or threatened release of Hazardous Materials; (iii) the Borrower, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary shall receive any notice from a Governmental Authority or private party alleging that any such Person may be liable or responsible for any costs associated with a response to, or remediation or cleanup of, a release or threatened release of Hazardous Materials or any damages caused thereby; or (iv) the Borrower, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary shall receive notice of any other fact, circumstance or condition that could reasonably be expected to form the basis of an environmental claim, in each of the cases described in the preceding clauses (i) through (iv), with respect to the Collateral Properties, in any material respect, and with respect to the Properties that are not Collateral Properties, where the matters covered by such notice(s) under the preceding clauses (i) through (iv), whether individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(o)    Promptly, and in any event within three (3) Business Days after the Borrower obtains knowledge thereof, any Collateral Property failing to comply with the requirements for being an Eligible Property;
(p)    If requested by the Administrative Agent and available to the Borrower or any Subsidiary on a nonconfidential basis, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the same reports and information with respect to each material mortgagor under any Mortgage Note and with respect to each material Operator as is required by Sections 8.1. and 8.2. with respect to the Borrower, except that: (i) every reference to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries shall be deemed to refer to such material mortgagor or Operator; and (ii) the time periods within which the Borrower shall deliver such reports as to material mortgagors and Operators shall each be 30 days longer than the time periods set forth in Sections 8.1. and 8.2.;
(q)    [Intentionally Omitted];
(r)    [Intentionally Omitted]; and
(s)    From time to time and promptly upon each request, such data, certificates, reports, statements, opinions of counsel, documents or further information regarding any Property or the business, assets, liabilities, financial condition, results of operations or business prospects of the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries, or any other Loan Party as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may reasonably request.
Section 8.5.    Electronic Delivery of Certain Information.
(a)    Documents required to be delivered pursuant to the Loan Documents shall be delivered by electronic communication and delivery, including, the Internet, e-mail or intranet websites to which the Administrative Agent and each Lender have access (including a commercial, third-party website such as www.sec.gov or a website sponsored or hosted by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower) provided that the foregoing shall not apply to (i) notices to any Lender (or any Issuing Bank) pursuant to Article II. and (ii) any Lender that has notified the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it cannot or does not want to receive electronic communications. The Administrative Agent or the Borrower may, in its discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by electronic delivery pursuant to procedures approved by it for all or particular notices or communications. Documents or notices delivered electronically (other than by e-mail) shall be deemed to have been delivered (A) with respect to deliveries made pursuant to Sections 8.1., 8.2., 8.4.(b) and 8.4.(c) by proper filing with the
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Securities and Exchange Commission and available on www.sec.gov, on the date of filing thereof and (B) with respect to all other electronic deliveries (other than deliveries made by e-mail) twenty-four (24) hours after the date and time on which the Administrative Agent or the Borrower posts such documents or the documents become available on a commercial website and the Administrative Agent or Borrower notifies each Lender of said posting and the Borrower notifies Administrative Agent of said posting by causing an e-mail notification to be sent to an email address specified from time to time by the Administrative Agent and provides a link thereto provided (x) if such notice or other communication is not sent or posted during the normal business hours of the recipient, said posting date and time shall be deemed to have commenced as of 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on the next business day for the recipient and (y) if the deemed time of delivery occurs on a day that is not a business day for the recipient, the deemed time of delivery shall be 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on the next business day for the recipient. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, the Borrower shall deliver paper copies of any documents to the Administrative Agent or to any Lender that requests such paper copies until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent or such Lender. The Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to request the delivery of or to maintain paper copies of the documents delivered electronically, and in any event shall have no responsibility to monitor compliance by the Borrower with any such request for delivery. Each Lender shall be solely responsible for requesting delivery to it of paper copies and maintaining its paper or electronic documents.
(b)    Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Article II. may be delivered electronically to a website provided for such purpose by the Administrative Agent pursuant to the procedures provided to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent.
Section 8.6.    Public/Private Information.
The Borrower shall cooperate with the Administrative Agent in connection with the publication of certain materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of the Borrower. Documents required to be delivered pursuant to the Loan Documents shall be delivered by or on behalf of the Borrower to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (collectively, “Information Materials”) pursuant to this Article and the Borrower shall designate Information Materials (a) that are either available to the public or not material with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries or any of their respective securities for purposes of United States federal and state securities laws, as “Public Information” and (b) that are not Public Information as “Private Information”.
Section 8.7.    USA Patriot Act Notice; Compliance.
The Patriot Act and federal regulations issued with respect thereto require all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record certain information that identifies individuals or business entities which open an “account” with such financial institution. Consequently, a Lender (for itself and/or as agent for all Lenders hereunder) may from time-to-time request, and the Borrower shall, and shall cause the other Loan Parties to, provide promptly upon any such request to such Lender, such Loan Party’s name, address, tax identification number and/or such other identification information as shall be necessary for such Lender to comply with federal law. An “account” for this purpose may include, without limitation, a deposit account, cash management service, a transaction or asset account, a credit account, a loan or other extension of credit, and/or other financial services product.
ARTICLE IX. NEGATIVE COVENANTS
For so long as this Agreement is in effect, the Borrower shall comply with the following covenants:
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Section 9.1.    Financial Covenants.
(a)    Leverage Ratio. For any fiscal quarter ending after March 31, 2021, the Borrower shall not permit the ratio of (i) Total Indebtedness to (ii) Total Asset Value to exceed 0.60 to 1.00 at any time; provided, however, that if such ratio is greater than 0.60 to 1.00 but is not greater than 0.65 to 1.00, then the Borrower shall be deemed to be in compliance with this subsection (a) so long as (i) the Borrower completed a Material Acquisition during the fiscal quarter, or the fiscal quarter immediately preceding the fiscal quarter, in which such ratio first exceeded 0.60 to 1.00, (ii) such ratio does not exceed 0.60 to 1.00 for a period of more than three consecutive fiscal quarters immediately following the fiscal quarter in which such Material Acquisition was completed, (iii) the Borrower has not maintained compliance with this subsection (a) in reliance on this proviso more than two times during the term of this Agreement and (iv) such ratio is not greater than 0.65 to 1.00 at any time; and solely for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2020, the Borrower shall not permit the ratio of (i) Total Indebtedness to (ii) Total Asset Value to exceed 0.65 to 1.00 at any time during such fiscal quarter.
(b)    Minimum Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio. The Borrower shall not permit the ratio of (i) Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal quarter of the Borrower most recently ending and the three immediately preceding fiscal quarters to (ii) Fixed Charges for such period, to be less than 1.50 to 1.00 at any time.
(c)    Secured Indebtedness. The Borrower shall not permit the ratio of (i) Secured Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries to (ii) Total Asset Value to be greater than 0.40 to 1.00 at any time.
(d)    [Reserved].
(e)    Total Unencumbered Assets. The Borrower shall at all times maintain Total Unencumbered Assets of not less than 150% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Unsecured Debt of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.
(f)    Dividends and Other Restricted Payments. Subject to the following sentence, if an Event of Default exists, the Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, declare or make any Restricted Payments except that the Borrower may declare and make cash distributions to its shareholders in an aggregate amount not to exceed the minimum amount necessary for the Borrower to remain in compliance with Section 7.11. and to avoid the imposition of income or excise taxes imposed under Sections 857(b)(1), 857(b)(3) and 4981 of the Internal Revenue Code, and Subsidiaries may pay Restricted Payments to the Borrower or any other Subsidiary. If an Event of Default specified in Section 10.1.(a), Section 10.1.(e) or Section 10.1.(f) shall exist, or if as a result of the occurrence of any other Event of Default any of the Obligations have been accelerated pursuant to Section 10.2.(a), the Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any Subsidiary to, make any Restricted Payments to any Person except that Subsidiaries may pay Restricted Payments to the Borrower or any other Subsidiary.
(g)    Minimum Liquidity. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein or in any other Loan Document, the Borrower shall at all times maintain Liquidity of not less than $125,000,000.
(h)    Minimum Collateral Property Availability. Following the satisfaction of the Initial Mortgage Collateral Requirement, the Borrower shall not permit the Collateral Property Availability to be less than $600,000,000 at any time.
During the Temporary Waiver Period (including, for the avoidance of doubt, financial covenant compliance for which the Temporary Waiver Period Termination Date is the applicable determination
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date), the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent duly completed Compliance Certificates as and when required under Section 8.3 certifying as to (i) the Borrower’s calculations of each of the financial covenants set forth in Sections 9.1(a) through (h) above, (ii) compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Sections 9.1(e), (g) and (h), but excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, Sections 9.1(a) through (c) (compliance with which shall not be required during the Temporary Waiver Period), and (iii) the other matters contained in the Compliance Certificate.
Immediately following the Temporary Waiver Period Termination Date, all financial covenants set forth in Section 9.1(a) through (h) shall be in full force and effect and the Borrower shall be required to be in compliance therewith; provided, that the applicable testing period for the covenants set forth in Sections 9.1(a) through (c) (including the related defined terms) shall be modified as follows: (i) if the Revolving Termination Date is extended for the first time pursuant to Section 2.13, (A) for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2022, based upon the fiscal quarter of the Borrower most recently ending, annualized, and (B) for the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2022, based upon the fiscal quarter of the Borrower most recently ending and the immediately preceding fiscal quarter, annualized, and (ii) if the Revolving Termination Date is extended for a second time pursuant to Section 2.13, (A) for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2023, based upon the fiscal quarter of the Borrower most recently ending and the two immediately preceding fiscal quarters, annualized, and (B) for the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2023 and each fiscal quarter thereafter, based upon the fiscal quarter of the Borrower most recently ending and the three immediately preceding fiscal quarters.
Section 9.2.    Negative Pledge.
(a)    The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to, (i) create, assume, incur, permit or suffer to exist any Lien on any Collateral Property or any direct or indirect ownership interest of the Borrower in any Person owning any Collateral Property, now owned or hereafter acquired, except for Permitted Liens described in clauses (c), (g) and (i) of the definition of that term, (ii) create, assume, incur, permit or suffer to exist any Lien on other Collateral, or any direct or indirect ownership interest of the Borrower in any Person owning any other Collateral, except for Permitted Liens described in clauses (c), (g) and (i) of the definition of that term, or (iii) create, assume, or incur any Lien (other than Permitted Liens) upon any of its other properties, assets, income or profits of any character whether now owned or hereafter acquired if immediately prior to the creation, assumption or incurring of such Lien, or immediately thereafter, a Default or Event of Default is or would be in existence, including without limitation, a Default or Event of Default resulting from a violation of any of the covenants contained in Section 9.1.
(b)    The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary (other than an Excluded Subsidiary) to, enter into, assume or otherwise be bound by any Negative Pledge except for a Negative Pledge contained in (i) an agreement (x) evidencing Indebtedness which (A) the Borrower, such Loan Party or such Subsidiary may create, incur, assume, or permit or suffer to exist without violation of this Agreement and (B) is secured by a Lien permitted to exist under the Loan Documents, and (y) which prohibits the creation of any other Lien on only the property securing such Indebtedness as of the date such agreement was entered into; (ii) the organizational documents or other agreements binding on any Subsidiary that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary (but only to the extent such Negative Pledge covers any Equity Interest in such Subsidiary or the property or assets of such Subsidiary); (iii) an agreement relating to the sale of a Subsidiary or assets pending such sale, provided that in any such case the Negative Pledge applies only to the Subsidiary or the assets that are the subject of such sale or (iv) a Negative Pledge contained in any agreement that evidences unsecured Indebtedness which contains restrictions on encumbering assets that are substantially similar to those restrictions contained in the Loan Documents; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower shall not,
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and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to, permit any Collateral Property or any direct or indirect ownership interest of the Borrower in any Person owning any Collateral Property to be subject to a Negative Pledge.
Section 9.3.    Restrictions on Intercompany Transfers.
The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary (other than an Excluded Subsidiary) to, create or otherwise cause or suffer to exist or become effective any consensual encumbrance or restriction of any kind on the ability of any Subsidiary (other than an Excluded Subsidiary) to: (a) pay dividends or make any other distribution on any of such Subsidiary’s capital stock or other equity interests owned by the Borrower or any Subsidiary; (b) pay any Indebtedness owed to the Borrower or any Subsidiary; (c) make loans or advances to the Borrower or any Subsidiary; or (d) transfer any of its property or assets to the Borrower or any Subsidiary; other than (i) with respect to clauses (a) through (d) those encumbrances or restrictions contained in (A) any Loan Document, (B) any other agreement evidencing Unsecured Indebtedness that the Borrower, any other Loan Party any other Subsidiary may create, incur, assume or permit or suffer to exist under this Agreement and containing encumbrances and restrictions imposed in connection with such Unsecured Indebtedness that are either substantially similar to, or less restrictive than, the encumbrances and restrictions set forth in Section 9.1.(f) and Section 9.4. of this Agreement and Section 13 of the Guaranty and (C) the organizational documents or other agreements binding on or applicable to any Subsidiary that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary (but only to the extent such encumbrance or restriction covers any Equity Interest in such Subsidiary or the property or assets of such Subsidiary), and (ii) with respect to clause (d), (A) customary provisions restricting assignment of any agreement entered into by the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business or (B) transfer restrictions in any agreement relating to the sale of a Subsidiary or assets pending such sale or relating to Indebtedness secured by a Lien on assets that the Borrower or a Subsidiary may create, incur, assume or permit or suffer to exist under Section 9.2.(a); provided that in the case of this clause (B), the restrictions apply only to the Subsidiary or the assets that are the subject of such sale or Lien, as the case may be. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, the restrictions in this Section shall not apply to any provision of any Guaranty entered into by the Borrower, any Loan Party or any other Subsidiary relating to the Indebtedness of any Subsidiary permitted to be incurred hereunder, which provision subordinates any rights of Borrower, other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to payment from such Subsidiary to the payment in full of such Indebtedness.
Section 9.4.    Merger, Consolidation, Sales of Assets and Other Arrangements.
The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to, (i) enter into any transaction of merger or consolidation; (ii) liquidate, windup or dissolve itself (or suffer any liquidation or dissolution); or (iii) convey, sell, lease, sublease, transfer or otherwise dispose of, in one transaction or a series of transactions, all or any substantial part of its business or assets, or the capital stock of or other Equity Interests in any of its Subsidiaries, whether now owned or hereafter acquired; provided, however, that:
(a)    any of the actions described in the immediately preceding clauses (i) through (iii) may be taken with respect to any Subsidiary or any other Loan Party (other than the Borrower or any Loan Party that directly or indirectly owns a Collateral Property), including, for the avoidance of doubt, the sale, transfer or other disposition of the capital stock of or other Equity Interests in any Subsidiary of the Borrower, so long as immediately prior to the taking of such action, and immediately thereafter and after giving effect thereto, (i) no Default or Event of Default is or would be in existence and (ii) at any time
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prior to the Equity Pledge Release Date, the Collateral Value Percentage does not exceed fifty percent (50%);
(b)    the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and the other Loan Parties may lease and sublease their respective assets, as lessor or sublessor (as the case may be), in the ordinary course of their business;
(c)    a Person (other than any Loan Party that owns a Collateral Property) may merge with and into the Borrower so long as (i) the Borrower is the survivor of such merger, (ii) immediately prior to such merger, and immediately thereafter and after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default is or would be in existence; and (iii) the Borrower shall have given the Administrative Agent and the Lenders at least 10 Business Days’ prior written notice of such merger (except that such prior notice shall not be required in the case of the merger of a Subsidiary with and into the Borrower); and
(d)    the Borrower and each Subsidiary may sell, transfer or dispose of assets among themselves (other than (i) Pledged Interests and, prior to the Equity Pledge Release Date, the assets identified as Initial Collateral Properties and (ii) Collateral Properties other than pursuant to a Qualified Collateral Property Sale in accordance with Section 7.15); provided that, if any such sale, transfer or disposition is to be consummated prior to the Equity Pledge Release Date, then upon giving effect to such sale, transfer or disposition of assets, the Collateral Value Percentage shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) (as recalculated to exclude such assets being sold, transferred or disposed).
Section 9.5.    Plans.
The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to, permit any of its respective assets to become or be deemed to be “plan assets” within the meaning of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and the respective regulations promulgated thereunder. The Borrower shall not cause or permit to occur, and shall not permit any other member of the ERISA Group to cause or permit to occur, any ERISA Event if such ERISA Event could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
Section 9.6.    Fiscal Year.
The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or other Subsidiary to, change its fiscal year from that in effect as of the Agreement Date.
Section 9.7.    Modifications of Organizational Documents and Other Contracts.
(a)    The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to, amend, supplement, restate or otherwise modify its certificate or articles of incorporation or formation, by-laws, operating agreement, declaration of trust, partnership agreement or other applicable organizational document if such amendment, supplement, restatement or other modification (a) could reasonably be expected to be adverse to the interest of the Lenders in any material respect, (b) could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, or (c) could reasonably be expected to adversely affect the validity, perfection or priority of the Administrative Agent’s security interest in the Collateral.
(b)    The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any Subsidiary or other Loan Party to, enter into any amendment or modification to any Material Contract which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
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Section 9.8.    Transactions with Affiliates.
The Borrower shall not enter into, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to enter into, any transaction (including the purchase, sale, lease or exchange of any property or the rendering of any service) with any Affiliate after the Agreement Date, except (a) transactions among the Borrower and any Wholly Owned Subsidiary or among Wholly Owned Subsidiaries, (b) (i) transactions in the ordinary course of the Borrower, such other Loan Party or such Subsidiary and (ii) pursuant to the reasonable requirements of the business of the Borrower, such other Loan Party or such other Subsidiary and upon fair and reasonable terms which are no less favorable to the Borrower, such other Loan Party or such other Subsidiary than would be obtained in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person that is not an Affiliate; provided, however, that the Borrower, a Loan Party or any other Subsidiary may enter into an Operating Agreement with an Affiliate outside of the ordinary course of business of the Borrower, such other Loan Party or such other Subsidiary so long as such Operating Agreement complies with the terms of the immediately preceding clause (b)(ii) or (c) except for any transaction with a Loan Party or any direct or indirect owner thereof, any transaction approved by a majority of the Board of Trustees of the Borrower (including a majority of the independent trustees).
Section 9.9.    Environmental Matters.
The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party, any other Subsidiary or any other Person to, use, generate, discharge, emit, manufacture, handle, process, store, release, transport, remove, dispose of or clean up any Hazardous Materials on, under or from the Properties or any Collateral Property in violation of any Environmental Law or in a manner that could lead to any environmental claim or pose a risk to human health, safety or the environment, in each case, that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Nothing in this Section shall impose any obligation or liability whatsoever on the Administrative Agent or any Lender.
Section 9.10.    Derivatives Contracts.
The Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary to enter into or become obligated in respect of, Derivatives Contracts, other than Derivatives Contracts entered into by the Borrower, any such Loan Party or any such Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business and which are intended to establish an effective hedge in respect of liabilities, commitments or assets held or reasonably anticipated by the Borrower, such other Loan Party or such other Subsidiary.
Section 9.11.    Use of Proceeds.
(a)    No part of the proceeds of any of the Loans or any other extension of credit hereunder shall be used for purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation T, U or X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System) or for any purpose which violates the provisions of Regulation T, U or X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. If requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender (through the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall promptly furnish to the Administrative Agent and each requesting Lender a statement in conformity with the requirements of Form G-3 or Form U-1, as applicable, under Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
(b)    The Borrower shall not use, and shall ensure that its Subsidiaries and Unconsolidated Affiliates and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall not use, the proceeds of any Loans or any other extension of credit hereunder, directly or indirectly, (i) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of
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value, to any Person in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws or Anti-Money Laundering Laws, (ii) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country, or (iii) in any manner that would result in the violation of any Sanctions applicable to any party hereto.
Section 9.12.    Temporary Waiver Period.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, at all times during the Temporary Waiver Period and continuing thereafter until the Post-Temporary Waiver Period Compliance Date, the Borrower shall not, and shall not permit any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary or Unconsolidated Affiliate to do any of the following without the prior written consent of the Requisite Lenders:
(a)    incur any additional Indebtedness (including, without limitation, any increase in the Term Loans or the Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 2.16), other than (i) borrowings of Revolving Loans in accordance with the terms hereof, (ii) any issuance by the Borrower of unsecured notes pursuant to a Qualified Notes Issuance, provided that (A) the proceeds thereof are applied in accordance with Section 2.8(b)(v)(B) and (B) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom, (iii) pursuant to a Stimulus Transaction, and (iv) any other incurrence by (x) the Borrower of unsecured Indebtedness or (y) any Subsidiary or Unconsolidated Affiliate of unsecured Nonrecourse Indebtedness (which Indebtedness may be guaranteed by the Borrower on a nonrecourse basis (subject to customary exceptions for fraud, misapplication of funds, environmental indemnities, voluntary bankruptcy, collusive involuntary bankruptcy and other similar customary exceptions to nonrecourse liability)), in each case, provided that (A) the proceeds thereof are applied in accordance with Section 2.8(b)(v)(B), (B) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom, and (C) unless the Borrower is not in compliance with the Temporary Waiver Period Incurrence Conditions, at the time of incurrence or as a result of the application of subclause (A) of this clause (iv), no Revolving Loans remain outstanding, and all Obligations have been repaid in full;
(b)    acquire any real property or make any other Investments of any kind, other than: (i) renovations or improvements required to be paid by Borrower or its Subsidiaries (or its Ownership Share thereof to be paid by Unconsolidated Affiliates) pursuant to leases and contracts in effect as of the Third Amendment Effective Date, (ii) completion of in-process renovations involving substantially renovated Sonesta Hotels, (iii) renovation, rebranding, repurposing and leasing costs to be paid by Borrower or its Subsidiaries (or its Ownership Share thereof to be paid by Unconsolidated Affiliates), (iv) maintenance capital expenditures and reimbursements required to be paid by Borrower or its Subsidiaries to TravelCenters of America Inc. (“TA”) consistent with past practices, (v) maintenance capital expenditures and contractual capital expenditures to be paid by Borrower or its Subsidiaries (or its Ownership Share thereof to be paid by Unconsolidated Affiliates) (clauses (i) through (v), collectively, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $250,000,000 in any calendar year), (vi) (A) if TA conducts an equity offering, the acquisition by the Borrower of such minimum number of additional shares of TA as would permit the Borrower to retain pro rata ownership of 8.2% of TA, and (B) pro rata capital contributions required by Sonesta Holdco Corporation for business activities (the foregoing clauses (A) and (B), collectively, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $50,000,000 following the Third Amendment Effective Date), and (vii) (A) acquisitions of any properties in the proximity of, and accretive to, existing real property assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and (B) the acquisition of the fee simple interest in any ground lease parcel by exercise of a right of first offer or right of first refusal pursuant to the applicable contract terms (the foregoing clauses (A) and (B), collectively, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $50,000,000 in any calendar year) (the foregoing clauses (i) through (vii), collectively, the “Permitted Capital Expenditures”);
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(c)    make any Restricted Payments, provided that (i) the Borrower may declare and make cash distributions to its shareholders in an aggregate amount not to exceed the minimum amount necessary for the Borrower to remain in compliance with Section 7.11. and to avoid the imposition of income or excise taxes imposed under Sections 857(b)(1), 857(b)(3) and 4981 of the Internal Revenue Code, (ii) the Borrower shall be permitted to make Restricted Payments of not more than $0.01 per share in cash to the holders of its capital stock following the end of each fiscal quarter of Borrower, and (iii) any Subsidiary or Unconsolidated Affiliate may make Restricted Payments to the Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof, provided that, no Loan Party shall make any Restricted Payments to any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party and is obligated in respect of any Indebtedness;
(d)    take any action, or refrain from taking any action, that would be prohibited during a Default or Event of Default, including, without limitation, mergers, liquidations, liens, encumbrances, releases, and certain transfers in each case which would otherwise be permitted hereunder, other than (i) the borrowing of Revolving Loans or Swingline Loans otherwise permitted hereunder, (ii) the issuance, extension or amendment of any Letter of Credit otherwise permitted hereunder, (iii) requesting a Conversion or Continuation of LIBOR Loans in accordance with Sections 2.9 and 2.10, as applicable, (iv) dispositions of property or other Investments, in each case, pursuant to an arm’s-length third party transactions in the ordinary course of business, (v) Permitted Capital Expenditures, and (vi) the granting of any Liens on assets (other than any Collateral) to the extent securing any Indebtedness permitted under Section 9.12(a)(iv)(y); and
(e)    use the proceeds of any Revolving Loans or other Credit Event to directly or indirectly repay any Indebtedness other than the repayment or optional redemption of up to $50,000,000 of the existing “4.25% Senior Notes due 2021” issued by the Borrower, in the original principal amount of $400,000,000 with a stated maturity date of February 15, 2021.
ARTICLE X. DEFAULT
Section 10.1.    Events of Default.
Each of the following shall constitute an Event of Default, whatever the reason for such event and whether it shall be voluntary or involuntary or be effected by operation of Applicable Law or pursuant to any judgment or order of any Governmental Authority:
(a)    Default in Payment. The Borrower (i) shall fail to pay when due under this Agreement or any other Loan Document (whether upon demand, at maturity, by reason of acceleration or otherwise) the principal of any of the Loans or any Reimbursement Obligation or (ii) shall fail to pay when due any interest on any of the Loans or any of the other payment Obligations owing by the Borrower under this Agreement, any other Loan Document or the Fee Letter or any other Loan Party shall fail to pay when due any payment Obligation owing by such other Loan Party under any Loan Document to which it is a party, and, in the case of a failure described in this clause (ii), such failure shall continue for a period of 5 Business Days.
(b)    Default in Performance.
(i)    Any Loan Party shall fail to perform or observe any term, covenant, condition or agreement on its part to be performed or observed and contained in Section 8.4.(h) or Article IX.; or
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(ii)    Any Loan Party shall fail to perform or observe any term, covenant, condition or agreement contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to which it is a party and not otherwise mentioned in this Section, and in the case of this subsection (b)(ii) only, such failure shall continue for a period of 30 days after the earlier of (x) the date upon which a Responsible Officer of the Borrower or such other Loan Party obtains knowledge of such failure or (y) the date upon which the Borrower has received written notice of such failure from the Administrative Agent.
(c)    Misrepresentations. Any written statement, representation or warranty made or deemed made by or on behalf of any Loan Party under this Agreement or under any other Loan Document, or any amendment hereto or thereto, or in any other writing or statement at any time furnished by, or at the direction of, any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender, shall at any time prove to have been incorrect or misleading, in light of the circumstances in which made or deemed made, in any material respect when furnished or made or deemed made.
(d)    Indebtedness CrossDefault.
(i)    The Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary shall fail to pay when due and payable (after giving effect to any applicable grace or cure period) the principal of, or interest on, any Indebtedness (other than the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations) having an aggregate outstanding principal amount (or, in the case of any Derivatives Contract, having a Derivatives Termination Value) of, in each case individually or in the aggregate with all other Indebtedness as to which such a failure exists, of an aggregate outstanding principal amount greater than or equal to (A) $25,000,000 in the case of Indebtedness that is not Nonrecourse Indebtedness or (B) $75,000,000 in the case of Indebtedness that is Nonrecourse Indebtedness (“Material Indebtedness”); or
(ii)    (x) The maturity of any Material Indebtedness shall have been accelerated in accordance with the provisions of any indenture, contract or instrument evidencing, providing for the creation of or otherwise concerning such Material Indebtedness or (y) any Material Indebtedness shall have been required to be prepaid or repurchased prior to the stated maturity thereof (other than as a result of customary non default mandatory prepayment requirements associated with asset sales, casualty events or debt or equity issuances); or
(iii)    Any other event shall have occurred and be continuing which, with or without the passage of time, the giving of notice, or otherwise, would permit any holder or holders of any Material Indebtedness, any trustee or agent acting on behalf of such holder or holders or any other Person, to accelerate the maturity of any such Material Indebtedness or require any such Material Indebtedness to be prepaid or repurchased prior to its stated maturity (other than as a result of customary non default mandatory prepayment requirements associated with asset sales, casualty events or debt or equity issuances).
(e)    Voluntary Bankruptcy Proceeding. The Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary (other than (x) an Excluded Subsidiary all Indebtedness of which is Nonrecourse Indebtedness, (y) a Guarantor (other than any Guarantor that directly or indirectly owns a Collateral Property) that, together with all other Guarantors then subject to a bankruptcy proceeding or other proceeding or condition described in this subsection or the immediately following subsection, does not account for more than $25,000,000 of Total Asset Value, or (z) a Subsidiary (other than (1) any Subsidiary that directly or indirectly owns a Collateral Property and (2) an Excluded Subsidiary all the Indebtedness of which is Nonrecourse Indebtedness) that, together with all other Subsidiaries then subject to a bankruptcy
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proceeding or other proceeding or condition described in this subsection or the immediately following subsection, does not account for more than $50,000,000 of Total Asset Value) shall: (i) commence a voluntary case under the Bankruptcy Code or other federal bankruptcy laws (as now or hereafter in effect); (ii) file a petition seeking to take advantage of any other Applicable Laws, domestic or foreign, relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, winding up, or composition or adjustment of debts; (iii) consent to, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, any petition filed against it in an involuntary case under such bankruptcy laws or other Applicable Laws or consent to any proceeding or action described in the immediately following subsection (f); (iv) apply for or consent to, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, the appointment of, or the taking of possession by, a receiver, custodian, trustee, or liquidator of itself or of a substantial part of its property, domestic or foreign; (v) admit in writing its inability to pay its debts as they become due; (vi) make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; (vii) make a conveyance fraudulent as to creditors under any Applicable Law; or (viii) take any corporate or partnership action for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing.
(f)    Involuntary Bankruptcy Proceeding. A case or other proceeding shall be commenced against the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary (other than (x) an Excluded Subsidiary all Indebtedness of which is Nonrecourse Indebtedness, (y) a Guarantor (other than any Guarantor that directly or indirectly owns a Collateral Property) that, together with all other Guarantors then subject to a bankruptcy proceeding or other proceeding or condition described in this subsection or the immediately preceding subsection, does not account for more than $25,000,000 of Total Asset Value, or (z) a Subsidiary (other than (1) any Subsidiary that directly or indirectly owns a Collateral Property and (2) an Excluded Subsidiary all the Indebtedness of which is Nonrecourse Indebtedness) that, together with all other Subsidiaries then subject to a bankruptcy proceeding or other proceeding or condition described in this subsection or the immediately preceding subsection, does not account for more than $50,000,000 of Total Asset Value) in any court of competent jurisdiction seeking: (i) relief under the Bankruptcy Code or other federal bankruptcy laws (as now or hereafter in effect) or under any other Applicable Laws, domestic or foreign, relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, windingup, or composition or adjustment of debts; or (ii) the appointment of a trustee, receiver, custodian, liquidator or the like of such Person, or of all or any substantial part of the assets, domestic or foreign, of such Person, and in the case of either clause (i) or (ii) such case or proceeding shall continue undismissed or unstayed for a period of 60 consecutive calendar days, or an order granting the remedy or other relief requested in such case or proceeding against the Borrower, such Subsidiary or such other Loan Party(including, but not limited to, an order for relief under such Bankruptcy Code or such other federal bankruptcy laws) shall be entered.