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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 6, 2016


Commission
Registrant; State of Incorporation;
I.R.S. Employer
File Number
Address; and Telephone Number
Identification No.
 
 
 
333-21011
FIRSTENERGY CORP.
34-1843785
 
(An Ohio Corporation)
 
 
76 South Main Street
 
 
Akron, OH 44308
 
 
Telephone (800)736-3402
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
000-53742
FIRSTENERGY SOLUTIONS CORP.
31-1560186
 
(An Ohio Corporation)
 
 
c/o FirstEnergy Corp.
 
 
76 South Main Street
 
 
Akron, OH 44308
 
 
Telephone (800)736-3402
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
















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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On December 6, 2016, FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) and certain of its subsidiaries entered into the following new credit facilities (New Facilities):

1.
a $4 billion five-year syndicated revolving credit agreement among FE, The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company (CEI), Metropolitan Edison Company (ME), Ohio Edison Company (OE), Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn), The Toledo Edison Company (TE), Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L), Monongahela Power Company (MP), Pennsylvania Electric Company (PN), The Potomac Edison Company (PE) and West Penn Power Company (WP), as borrowers, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Mizuho), as administrative agent, and the lenders, fronting banks and swing line lenders identified therein (New FE Facility);

2.
a $1 billion five-year syndicated revolving credit agreement among FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC (FET), American Transmission Systems, Incorporated (ATSI), Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, LLC (MAIT) and Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Company (TrAIL), as borrowers, PNC Bank, National Association (PNC), as administrative agent, and the lenders and fronting banks identified therein (New FET Facility and together with the New FE Facility, New Syndicated Revolvers);

3.
a $1.2 billion five-year syndicated term loan credit agreement among FE, as borrower, Bank of America, N.A. (BofA), as administrative agent, and the lenders identified therein (New FE Term Loan); and

4.
a $700 million two-year secured revolving credit and surety credit support agreement among FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES), as borrower, FirstEnergy Generation, LLC (FG) and FirstEnergy Nuclear Generation, LLC (NG), as guarantors, and FE, as lender (New FES Secured Facility).

The New Facilities were entered into in connection with the concurrent termination by FE and its subsidiaries of the following existing syndicated credit facilities that were to expire on March 31, 2019 (Prior Facilities):

1.
the $3.5 billion revolving credit agreement, dated as of June 17, 2011, as amended, among FE, CEI, ME, OE, Penn, TE, JCP&L, MP, PN, PE and WP, as borrowers, Mizuho, as successor administrative agent, and the lenders, fronting banks and swing line lenders identified therein (Prior FE Facility);

2.
the $1.5 billion revolving credit agreement, dated as of June 17, 2011, as amended, among FES and Allegheny Energy Supply Company LLC (AE Supply), as borrowers, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (JPMorgan), as administrative agent, and the lenders, fronting banks and swing line lenders identified therein (Prior FES/AE Supply Facility);

3.
the $1 billion revolving credit agreement, dated as of May 8, 2012, as amended, among FET, ATSI and TrAIL, as borrowers, and PNC, as administrative agent, and the lenders and fronting banks identified therein (Prior FET Facility);

4.
the $1 billion term loan credit agreement, dated as of March 31, 2014, among FE, as borrower, Mizuho, as successor administrative agent, and the lenders identified therein (Prior FE 2014 Term Loan); and

5.
the $200 million term loan credit agreement, dated as of May 29, 2015, among FE, as borrower, BofA, as administrative agent, and the lenders identified therein (Prior FE 2015 Term Loan and together with the Prior FE 2014 Term Loan, the Prior FE Term Loans).

New Syndicated Revolvers

Under the New FE Facility, an aggregate amount of $4 billion is available to be borrowed, repaid and reborrowed under a syndicated credit facility, subject to separate borrowing sublimits for each borrower including FE and its regulated distribution subsidiaries as described in the table below. Under the New FET Facility, an aggregate amount of $1 billion is available to be borrowed, repaid and reborrowed under a syndicated credit facility, subject to separate borrowing sublimits for each borrower including FE’s transmission subsidiaries as described in the table below.

The following table describes the borrowing sub-limits for each borrower under the New Syndicated Revolvers, as well as the limitations on short-term indebtedness applicable to each borrower under current regulatory approvals and applicable statutory and/or charter limitations, as of December 6, 2016:




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Borrower
New FE Facility Sublimit
New FET Facility Sublimit
Regulatory and Other Short-Term Debt Limitation
 
 
(in millions)

 
FE
$4,000


(1)
FET

1,000


(1)
OE
500


500

(2)
CEI
500


500

(2)
TE
500


500

(2)
JCP&L
600


500

(2)
ME
300


500

(2)
PN
300


300

(2)
WP
200


200

(2)
MP
500


500

(2)
PE
150


150

(2)
ATSI

500

500

(2)
Penn
50


100

(2)
TrAIL

400

400

(2)
MAIT

400

400

(3)
(1) No limitations.
(2) Includes amounts which may be borrowed under the regulated companies’ money pool.
(3) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission financing authorization pending.

Pursuant to the New Syndicated Revolvers, the banks listed below agreed to provide individual commitments as further described herein.
Bank
New FE Facility
New FET Facility
Mizuho
$251,550,000.00
$44,000,000.00
JPMorgan
$244,250,000.00
$44,000,000.00
PNC
$244,250,000.00
$44,000,000.00
BofA
$237,250,000.00
$44,000,000.00
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
$237,250,000.00
$44,000,000.00
Citibank, N.A.
$251,650,000.00
$44,000,000.00
The Bank of Nova Scotia
$244,250,000.00
$44,000,000.00
Barclays Bank PLC
$244,250,000.00
$44,000,000.00
CoBank, ACB
$90,100,000.00
$175,000,000.00
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, New York Branch
$125,000,000.00
$100,000,000.00
Goldman Sachs Bank USA
$198,600,000.00
$38,000,000.00
Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A.
$94,727,572.92
$18,112,488.08
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.
$103,872,427.08
$19,887,511.92
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
$187,000,000.00
$38,000,000.00
TD Bank, N.A.
$187,000,000.00
$38,000,000.00
U.S. Bank National Association
$187,000,000.00
$38,000,000.00
KeyBank National Association
$172,700,000.00
$50,000,000.00
Santander Bank, N.A.
$152,300,000.00
$38,000,000.00
Fifth Third Bank
$129,000,000.00
$32,300,000.00
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, New York Branch
$178,300,000.00

The Bank of New York Mellon
$105,400,000.00
$28,100,000.00
Citizens Bank, N.A.
$64,500,000.00
$16,100,000.00
The Huntington National Bank
$47,100,000.00
$12,900,000.00
First National Bank of Pennsylvania
$22,700,000.00
$5,600,000.00
TOTAL
$4,000,000,000.00
$1,000,000,000.00


Initial borrowings under the New Syndicated Revolvers were used by the applicable borrowers to pay off outstanding obligations under the Prior FE Facility and Prior FET Facility at the time of their termination. Commitments under each of the New Syndicated Revolvers will be available until December 6, 2021, unless the lenders agree, at the request of the applicable

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borrowers, to up to two additional one-year extensions. Additional proceeds from the New FE Facility may be used for working capital and other general corporate purposes of the borrowers and their subsidiaries, including intercompany loans and advances by a borrower to any of its subsidiaries, including FES, AE Supply, FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), Bay Shore Power Company and their respective subsidiaries. Additional proceeds under the New FET Facility may be used for working capital and other general corporate purposes of the borrowers and their subsidiaries.

Generally, borrowings under the New Syndicated Revolvers are available to each borrower separately and will mature on the earlier of 364 days from the date of borrowing (or 10 days in the case of a swing line advance under the New FE Facility) or the commitment termination date, as the same may be extended. Upon a borrower demonstrating to the administrative agent authorization to borrow amounts maturing more than 364 days from the date of borrowing, its borrowings will mature on the latest commitment termination date.

Borrowings under the New Syndicated Revolvers may take the form of alternate base rate advances or eurodollar rate advances, borrowed pro rata from all lenders in proportion to their respective commitments. Borrowings under the New FE Facility may also be made from time to time on a same-day basis directly from one or more swing line lenders in an aggregate amount not to exceed $250 million for periods of up to ten days.

Outstanding alternate base rate advances will bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum equal to the sum of an applicable margin for alternate base rate advances determined by reference to the applicable borrower’s then-current senior unsecured non-credit enhanced debt ratings (reference ratings) plus the highest of (i) the “prime rate” published by the Wall Street Journal from time to time, (ii) the sum of 1/2 of 1% per annum plus the federal funds rate in effect from time to time and (iii) the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) for a one-month interest period plus 1%. Outstanding eurodollar rate advances will bear interest at LIBOR for interest periods of one week or one, two, three or six months plus an applicable margin determined by reference to the applicable borrower’s reference ratings. Swing line loans under the New FE Facility will bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the sum of the alternate base rate plus an applicable margin determined by reference to the applicable borrower’s reference ratings. Changes in reference ratings of a borrower would lower or raise its applicable margin depending on whether ratings improved or were lowered, respectively.

Under each of the New Syndicated Revolvers, the applicable borrowers will pay the lenders a commitment fee on the amount of the unused commitments on a quarterly basis.

In addition, under each of the New Syndicated Revolvers, borrowers may request from time to time the issuance of letters of credit which are renewable upon the request of the borrowers and which expire upon the earlier of one year from the date of issuance or the third business day preceding the commitment termination date applicable to the issuing bank under the New FE Facility or New FET Facility, as applicable. The stated amount of outstanding letters of credit will count against total commitments available under the New Syndicated Revolvers and against the applicable borrower’s sub-limit under such facility. Currently, the initial fronting banks have agreed to issue up to an aggregate amount of $250 million of letters of credit under the New FE Facility (which may be increased up to an aggregate amount of $700 million if and to the extent that additional fronting bank commitments are obtained) and $100 million of letters of credit under the New FET Facility. Each borrower will pay the lenders a fee equal to the then-applicable margin for eurodollar rate advances for such borrower multiplied by the stated amount of each letter of credit issued for its account, in each case for the number of days that such letter of credit is issued but undrawn, payable quarterly in arrears.

Under the terms of the New Syndicated Revolvers, borrowings are available upon customary representations and warranties, terms and conditions for facilities of this type, and the borrowers are subject to certain customary affirmative and negative covenants, including limitations on the ability to sell, lease, transfer or dispose of assets, to grant or permit liens upon properties to secure debt, to merge or consolidate, subject to certain exceptions, the ability to enter into any prohibited transactions as defined in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 or the ability to use the proceeds of any borrowing for prohibited purposes. Each borrower is also required to maintain a consolidated debt to total capitalization ratio, as defined in each of the New Syndicated Revolvers, of no more than 0.65 to 1.00, or in the case of FET, 0.75 to 1.00. For purposes of calculating FE’s ratio, the total capitalization denominator provides for certain permitted adjustments including (i) an exclusion for certain previously incurred after-tax, non-cash write-downs and non-cash charges and other permitted charges of approximately $2.75 billion, which exclusions had been incorporated in the ratio in the Prior FE Facility and Prior FE Term Loans and (ii) a new exclusion for future after-tax, non-cash write-downs and non-cash charges up to $5.5 billion related to asset impairments attributable to the power generation assets owned by FES, AE Supply and each of their subsidiaries.

Under the New FE Facility, FE is now also required to maintain a minimum interest coverage ratio of 1.75 to 1.00 until December 31, 2017, 2.00 to 1.00 beginning January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2018, 2.25 to 1.00 beginning January 1, 2019 until December 31, 2019, and 2.50 to 1.00 beginning January 1, 2020 until December 31, 2021.
Borrowings under each of the New Syndicated Revolvers are subject to acceleration upon the occurrence of events of default that each borrower considers usual and customary, including a cross-default to other indebtedness of such borrower or its significant subsidiaries in excess of $100 million and defaults for certain bankruptcy or insolvency events of such borrower or its significant subsidiaries. As in the Prior FE Facility, FES, AE Supply and their subsidiaries are excluded from these defaults for FE. In addition to the changes to FE’s debt to total capitalization ratio covenant described above, other changes were

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implemented in the New FE Facility to further insulate FE from certain adverse events that may occur at FES, AE Supply and their subsidiaries. Additionally, the exclusion of those subsidiaries from, among other things, the definition of “significant subsidiaries” generally, which results in their further exclusion from FE’s covenants relating to limitations on liens and sales of assets and defaults related to adverse judgments in excess of $100 million. Any failure by FE to comply with the minimum interest coverage ratio covenant would not impact any other borrower’s ability to borrow under the New FE Facility.

The borrowers paid customary arrangement and upfront fees to the arranging banks and other lenders in connection with the closing of the New Syndicated Revolvers. FE and certain of the other borrowers and their affiliates maintain ordinary banking and investment banking relationships with lenders under the New Syndicated Facilities.

New FE Term Loan

On December 6, 2016, the New FE Term Loan was fully drawn from the lenders under their respective commitments set forth in the table below and FE used the proceeds to repay advances outstanding under the Prior FE Term Loans. Interest is payable on the unpaid principal amount until repaid in full. FE must repay the principal amount no later than December 6, 2021, the maturity date of the New FE Term Loan.

The initial borrowing under the New FE Term Loan, which took the form of a Eurodollar rate advance, may be converted from time to time, in whole or in part, to alternate base rate advances or other Eurodollar rate advances. Outstanding alternate base rate advances will bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum equal to the sum of an applicable margin for alternate base rate advances determined by reference to FE’s reference ratings plus the highest of (i) the administrative agent’s publicly-announced “prime rate”, (ii) the sum of 1/2 of 1% per annum plus the Federal Funds Rate in effect from time to time and (iii) the rate of interest per annum appearing on a nationally-recognized service such as the Dow Jones Market Service (Telerate) equal to one-month LIBOR on each day plus 1%. Outstanding eurodollar rate advances will bear interest at LIBOR for interest periods of one week or one, two, three or six months plus an applicable margin determined by reference to FE’s reference ratings. Changes in FE’s reference ratings would lower or raise its applicable margin depending on whether ratings improved or were lowered, respectively.

The New FE Term Loan contains customary representations and warranties, terms and conditions, and is subject to customary affirmative and negative covenants. The representations and warranties, covenants and default provisions under the New FE Term Loan are substantially identical to those applicable to FE under the New FE Facility described above, including the debt to total capitalization ratio and interest coverage ratio financial covenants. FE and its affiliates maintain ordinary banking and investment banking relationships with certain of the lenders under the New FE Term Loan.
































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The following banks are parties to the New FE Term Loan with individual commitments listed below:
Banks
Commitment Amount
Mizuho
$59,700,000.00
JPMorgan
$67,000,000.00
PNC
$67,000,000.00
BofA
$74,000,000.00
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
$74,000,000.00
Citibank, N.A.
$59,600,000.00
The Bank of Nova Scotia
$67,000,000.00
Barclays Bank PLC
$67,000,000.00
CoBank, ACB
$44,900,000.00
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, New York Branch
$70,000,000.00
Goldman Sachs Bank USA
$58,400,000.00
Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A.
$27,855,439.37
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.
$30,544,560.63
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
$70,000,000.00
TD Bank, N.A.
$70,000,000.00
U.S. Bank National Association
$70,000,000.00
KeyBank National Association
$29,300,000.00
Santander Bank, N.A.
$45,700,000.00
Fifth Third Bank
$38,700,000.00
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, New York Branch
$21,700,000.00
The Bank of New York Mellon
$41,500,000.00
Citizens Bank, N.A.
$19,400,000.00
The Huntington National Bank
$20,000,000.00
First National Bank of Pennsylvania
$6,700,000.00
TOTAL
$1,200,000,000.00

FE paid customary arrangement and upfront fees to the arranging banks and other lenders in connection with the closing of the New FE Term Loan. FE maintains ordinary banking and investment banking relationships with lenders under the New FE Term Loan.

New FES Secured Facility

Under the New FES Secured Facility, FE, as lender, is providing a commitment to make revolving loans to FES of $500 million and additional secured credit support of $200 million. Subject to certain terms and conditions, FE has agreed to provide credit support for the account of FES in an aggregate amount not to exceed $200 million (Surety Credit Support) relating to a certain surety bond for the benefit of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection with respect to Little Blue Run, and each other surety bond designated in writing to FE. Borrowings and Surety Credit Support will be available under the New FES Secured Facility until December 31, 2018.

Under the New FES Secured Facility, borrowings are available upon customary representations and warranties, terms and conditions for facilities of this type, and FES, as borrower, is subject to certain customary affirmative and negative covenants, including limitations on the ability to sell, lease, transfer or dispose of assets, to grant or permit liens upon properties to secure debt, incur debt, to merge or consolidate, the ability to use the proceeds of any borrowing for prohibited purposes or permit any modification, amendment, termination or release of the mortgage indentures described below in a manner that is disproportionately adverse to FE as a lender as compared to all other holders of first mortgage bonds, taken as a whole.

Borrowings under the New FES Secured Facility are subject to acceleration upon the occurrence of events of default that the parties consider usual and customary, including a cross-acceleration to other indebtedness of FES or its subsidiaries in excess of $50 million and an event of default for certain judgments or orders or arbitration awards for the payment of money exceeding any applicable insurance coverage by more than $50 million if there shall be any period of 60 consecutive days during which a stay of enforcement of such judgment, order or award shall not be in effect.

Each of FG and NG, will act as guarantors under the New FES Secured Facility and will deliver first mortgage bonds to FE, as lender, in the aggregate principal amount of $700 million. The NG first mortgage bonds will be issued under the Sixth

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Supplemental Indenture, to the Open-End Mortgage, General Mortgage Indenture and Deed of Trust, dated as of June 1, 2009, by and between NG and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (BNYMTC), as trustee, and secured primarily by a valid first lien on substantially all of NG’s property used, or to be used, in connection with the generation and production of electric energy, subject to certain exceptions. The FG first mortgage bonds will be issued under the Ninth Supplemental Indenture, to the Open-End Mortgage, General Mortgage Indenture and Deed of Trust, dated as of June 19, 2008, by and between FG and BNYMTC, as trustee, and secured primarily by a valid first lien on substantially all of FG’s property used, or to be used, in connection with the generation and production of electric energy, subject to certain exceptions. Delivery of the first mortgage bonds to FE is a condition to the initial borrowing by FES under the New FES Secured Facility and also to the Surety Credit Support.

In connection with the cancellation of the Prior FES/AE Supply Facility and entry into the New FES Secured Facility, certain commitments and amendments associated with shared services and operational matters are being made as follows:

(i)
a new Subordination Agreement among the loan parties to the New FES Secured Facility;
(ii)
amendments to the Service Agreement by and between FirstEnergy Service Company (FESC), FES, FG and NG, dated April 25, 2011 (Service Company Agreement) pursuant to which FESC’s ability to exercise termination rights thereunder, will be modified to prevent such exercise until no earlier than December 31, 2018, including exceptions for a change in control of FES or its subsidiaries;
(iii)
amendments to the Fifth Amended and Restated Non-Utility Money Pool Agreement, dated as of December 19, 2013, by and among FirstEnergy, FES, FG, NG, AE Supply and the other parties thereto relating to continued access to the money pool for FES, FG, NG and FENOC without a commitment by FE and the other participants to fund loans to any of FES, FG, NG and FENOC; and
(iv)
a side letter between FE and FES relating to (a) the New FE Facility, the Intercompany Income Tax Allocation Agreement, effective February 24, 2011, among FE, FES and the other parties thereto (Tax Allocation Agreement) relating to FE making or causing each other participant in the Tax Allocation Agreement to make any payments due FES and its subsidiaries in accordance with the Tax Allocation Agreement, provided that such payments shall cease upon FES and its subsidiaries ceasing to be members of the Consolidated Group (as defined in the Tax Allocation Agreement); (b) the completion of certain modifications to FE’s cash management and accounting systems by May 22, 2017; and (c) an agreement by FE that it will not enter into any modification to the New FE Facility that would be reasonably likely to materially and adversely affect FE’s ability to comply with its obligations under the New FES Secured Facility.


Other Amendments

FE is a guarantor under a syndicated senior secured term loan facility due March 3, 2020, under which Global Mining Holding Company LLC (Global Holding), a joint venture between FE and certain third parties that owns the Signal Peak mining operations, borrowed $300 million. In addition to FE, certain direct or indirect subsidiaries of Global Holding, continue to provide their joint and several guaranties of the obligations of Global Holding under this facility. In connection with the entry into the New FE Facility, FE and the other parties to this facility entered into amendments to conform, restate and amend certain definitions, covenants and other provisions of the facility and related guaranties to align with the provisions of the New FE Facility.

The foregoing descriptions of the various agreements referenced above do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the agreements themselves. The New FE Facility, New FET Facility, New FE Term Loan and New FES Secured Facility are filed as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4, respectively, to this Form 8-K, and are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

On December 6, 2016, FE and certain subsidiaries terminated the following existing syndicated revolving credit facilities and term loans in connection with the entry into the New FE Facility, the New FET Facility, the New FE Term Loan and the New FES Secured Facility:

1.
the Prior FE Facility;

2.
the Prior FES/AE Supply Facility;

3.
the Prior FET Facility;

4.
the Prior FE 2014 Term Loan; and

5.
the Prior FE 2015 Term Loan.

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At the time of its termination, the Prior FES/AE Supply Facility was undrawn. Amounts outstanding under the other Prior Facilities at the time of their termination were repaid with borrowings under the applicable New Facilities. Management expects that AE Supply will have sufficient liquidity from cash from operations and its access to the FE unregulated subsidiary money pool.

The information set forth above in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

 Item 8.01 Other Events

Appointment of New FES Directors

On November 15, 2016, the sole shareholder of FES removed Charles E. Jones, James H. Lash and James F. Pearson from the FES Board of Directors (FES Board) and, effective as of November 16, 2016, elected Samuel L. Belcher, Donald A. Moul and Donald R. Schneider to serve until their successor is elected or until their earlier resignation or removal. On November 16, 2016, the new directors unanimously approved an increase in the size of the FES Board from three to five members, and elected John C. Blickle and James C. Boland to fill the two vacancies, each to serve until his successor is elected or until his earlier resignation or removal from such position. Each of Messrs. Blickle and Boland was determined to be independent and disinterested by the FES Board. The compensation to be received by each non-employee director includes an annual fixed sum of $230,000 for attendance at all regular meetings of the Board to be paid in equal quarterly payments, a fixed sum of $1,500 for attendance at each special board meeting (including site visits, if any) paid quarterly and reimbursement on demand of all reasonable expenses of attendance for each regular or special meeting attended in person.

Mr. Belcher, 48, a director of FES, is also president, chief nuclear officer and a director of FENOC and president, chief nuclear officer and serves as a member of the board of managers of FES’ subsidiaries, FG and NG . From April 2011 to December 2012, he was a senior vice president, site operations of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group and prior to that held various managerial and operational positions at Constellation’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station and with FENOC.

Mr. Blickle, 66, a non-employee director of FES, is the president of Rubber City Arches, LLC, which is the owner and operator of 20 McDonald’s franchises located throughout northeast Ohio. His prior work experience includes serving as a partner of Sorkin, Thayer & Company, a public accounting firm, including in the role of managing partner and president. Mr. Blickle served as the lead director and audit committee chair of FirstMerit Bank until August 2016. Mr. Blickle also serves as a trustee of the University of Akron Foundation and has been a director and trustee of several educational institutions and civic organizations.

Mr. Boland, 76, a non-employee director of FES, is the chairman of Jobs Ohio and a board member of the Center for Global Business Studies. From 1976 to 1998, he served as a partner at Ernst & Young, including Vice Chairman and member of its Management Committee. From 1998 to 2002, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Gund Arena. He served as its vice chairman from January 1, 2003 to June 30, 2007. His prior experience includes directorships with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Invacare, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cardinal Commerce Corporation, International Steel Group, Westfield Group, and DDR Corp. as well as several civic, philanthropic and charitable organizations.

Mr. Moul, 51, a director of FES, is also president and serves as a member of the board of managers of FES’ subsidiaries, FG and NG. He has held various positions with FENOC, OE and FES. Prior to 2004, he served in a number of nuclear power plant management roles including positions at Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan, Salem Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey and Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, Pennsylvania while it was operated by Duquesne Light.

Mr. Schneider, 55, a director of FES, is also the president of FES since 2009. Mr. Schneider also serves as a member of the board of managers of FES’ subsidiaries, FG and NG. His prior work experience includes various engineering and maintenance positions in the generation area, including plant manager of the Bruce Mansfield Plant, and in managerial positions at FES.

As independent directors of FES, Messrs. Blickle and Boland participated in the authorization of the termination of the Prior FES/AE Supply Facility and the entry into the New FES Secured Facility with FE and the supplemental agreements related thereto.

FES Ratings Changes

On December 2, 2016, S&P Global Ratings (S&P) announced it lowered the corporate credit ratings on FES to “CCC+” from “B”. The outlook is negative. It also revised the senior secured issue-level ratings to “B” and the unsecured ratings were lowered to CCC+.

Update on Strategic Review of Competitive Energy Services

As previously disclosed, a strategic review by FE of its competitive operations is underway and is focused on the sale of gas and hydroelectric units within the competitive energy services segment as well as exploring all alternatives for the remaining

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generation assets at FES and AE Supply, including, but not limited to, legislative efforts to convert generation from competitive operations to a regulated or regulated-like construct. Each of FE and FES have engaged separate advisors to assist them in their endeavors as they explore strategic alternatives. Under the New FE Facility, material asset impairments resulting from the sale or deactivation of generation assets or from a determination by management of its intent to exit competitive generation assets before the end of their estimated useful life resulting from the inability to implement alternative strategies, adverse judgments or an FES bankruptcy filing are not expected to result in an event of default for FE under the New FE Facility or the New FE Term Loan, although FE cannot provide any assurance that any charges for material asset impairments at FES, AE Supply or their subsidiaries will not jeopardize FE’s ability to comply with the debt to capitalization ratio covenant described above.

Adverse outcomes in coal transportation contract disputes, the inability to refinance 2018 debt maturities, or lack of viable alternative strategies could cause FES to take one or more of the following actions: (i) restructuring of debt and other financial obligations, (ii) borrowings under the New FES Secured Facility, (iii) further asset sales or plant deactivations, and/or (iv) seek protection under bankruptcy laws. There are significant commercial and other relationships among FE, FES and other FE subsidiaries, including, but not limited to, AE Supply and FENOC. These relationships include shared services, cash management, intercompany loans, tax sharing and energy-related purchases and sales, among others, which would be subject to review and possible challenge in the event of an FES bankruptcy proceeding. FE is unable to estimate the outcome of such challenges or other claims arising out of an FES bankruptcy proceeding, any resulting material losses, obligations or other liabilities of FE and/or its consolidated subsidiaries or their possible material adverse effect on the business, results of operations and financial condition of FE and its consolidated subsidiaries, including, but not limited to, AE Supply. In the event FES seeks protection under the bankruptcy laws, FENOC may similarly seek protection under bankruptcy laws.
 
AE Supply is currently pursuing the sale of its gas and hydroelectric units. On December 1, 2016, AE Supply entered into a non-binding letter of intent, with an exclusivity provision which expires December 31, 2016, for the sale of its Springdale, Chambersburg, Gans and Hunlock gas facilities and its ownership interest in the Bath hydroelectric facility, with a combined net book value of approximately $1,197 million. The anticipated purchase price for these assets is $885 million, including approximately $305 million of indebtedness anticipated to be assumed by the buyer in connection with the consummation of the transaction. In the event that AE Supply enters into a definitive agreement with respect to this transaction, the closing will be subject to various closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and the receipt of third party consents. There is no assurance that AE Supply will enter into a definitive agreement with respect to the transaction described above, or that such transaction will be consummated on the terms described above, or at all.

Post-US Presidential and Congressional Elections Impact on Interest Rate Risk

Following the November 2016 United States presidential and congressional elections, U.S. and global financial markets have responded with significant volatility. FE recognizes as a pension and other post-employment benefits (OPEB) mark-to-market adjustment the change in the fair value of plan assets and net actuarial gains or losses for its pension and OPEB plans in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year and whenever a plan is determined to qualify for a remeasurement. Given recent volatility in the financial markets, the range of the anticipated pre-tax mark-to-market adjustment (net of amounts capitalized) reported previously in FE’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 has declined. However, there can be no assurance that the improved performance will be maintained given the current market volatility.

























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Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
10.1
Credit Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2016, among FirstEnergy, The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, Metropolitan Edison Company, Ohio Edison Company, Pennsylvania Power Company, The Toledo Edison Company, Jersey Central Power & Light Company, Monongahela Power Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, The Potomac Edison Company and West Penn Power Company, as borrowers, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent, and the lending banks and swing line lenders identified therein
10.2
Credit Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2016, among FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC, American Transmission Systems, Incorporated, Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, LLC and Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Company, as borrowers, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, the banks and the fronting banks identified therein
10.3
Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2016, among FirstEnergy Corp., the banks named therein and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent
10.4
Credit Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2016, among FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., as Borrowers, FirstEnergy Generation, LLC and FirstEnergy Nuclear Generation, LLC, as Guarantors and FirstEnergy Corp., as Lender


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Forward-Looking Statements: This Form 8-K includes forward-looking statements based on information currently available to management. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. These statements include declarations regarding management's intents, beliefs and current expectations. These statements typically contain, but are not limited to, the terms “anticipate,” “potential,” “expect,” "forecast," "target," "will," "intend," “believe,” "project," “estimate," "plan" and similar words. Forward-looking statements involve estimates, assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, which may include the following: the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry, in general, and the retail sales market in particular; the ability to experience growth in the Regulated Distribution and Regulated Transmission segments; the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission investment plan, including, but not limited to, the proposed transmission asset transfer to Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, LLC, and the effectiveness of our strategy to reflect a more regulated business profile; changes in assumptions regarding economic conditions within our territories, assessment of the reliability of our transmission system, or the availability of capital or other resources supporting identified transmission investment opportunities; the impact of the regulatory process and resulting outcomes on the matters at the federal level and in the various states in which we do business including, but not limited to, matters related to rates and the Electric Security Plan IV; the impact of the federal regulatory process on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated entities and transactions, in particular FERC regulation of wholesale energy and capacity markets, including PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM) markets and FERC-jurisdictional wholesale transactions; FERC regulation of cost-of-service rates, including FERC Opinion No. 531's revised Return on Equity methodology for FERC-jurisdictional wholesale generation and transmission utility service; and FERC’s compliance and enforcement activity, including compliance and enforcement activity related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s mandatory reliability standards; the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems, Incorporated's realignment into PJM; economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as a polar vortex or other significant weather events, and all associated regulatory events or actions; changing energy, capacity and commodity market prices including, but not limited to, coal, natural gas and oil prices, and their availability and impact on margins and asset valuations, including without limitation impairments thereon; the risks and uncertainties at the Competitive Energy Services (CES) segment, including FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. and its subsidiaries and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, related to continued depressed wholesale energy and capacity markets, and the viability and/or success of strategic business alternatives, such as potential CES generating unit asset sales, the potential conversion of the remaining generation fleet from competitive operations to a regulated or regulated-like construct or the potential need to deactivate additional generating units; the risks and uncertainties associated with a lack of viable alternative strategies regarding the CES segment, thereby causing FES to seek protection under the bankruptcy laws and the losses, liabilities and claims arising from such bankruptcy proceeding; the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs; costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy, capacity and market prices; other legislative and regulatory changes, and revised environmental requirements, including, but not limited to, the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, Coal Combustion Residuals regulations, Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and Mercury and Air Toxics Standards programs, including our estimated costs of compliance, Clean Water Act (CWA) waste water effluent limitations for power plants, and CWA 316(b) water intake regulation; the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation, including New Source Review litigation, or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings (including that such initiatives or rulemakings could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units); the uncertainties associated with the deactivation of older regulated and competitive units, including the impact on vendor commitments, such as long-term fuel and transportation agreements, and as it relates to the reliability of the transmission grid, the timing thereof; the impact of other future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units and any capacity performance charges associated with unit unavailability; adverse regulatory or legal decisions and outcomes with respect to our nuclear operations (including, but not limited to, the revocation or non-renewal of necessary licenses, approvals or operating permits by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or as a result of the incident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant); issues arising from the indications of cracking in the shield building at Davis-Besse; the risks and uncertainties associated with litigation, arbitration, mediation and like proceedings, including, but not limited to, any such proceedings related to vendor commitments, such as long-term fuel and transportation agreements; the impact of labor disruptions by our unionized workforce; replacement power costs being higher than anticipated or not fully hedged; the ability to comply with applicable state and federal reliability standards and energy efficiency and peak demand reduction mandates; changes in customers' demand for power, including, but not limited to, changes resulting from the implementation of state and federal energy efficiency and peak demand reduction mandates; the ability to accomplish or realize anticipated benefits from strategic and financial goals, including, but not limited to, the ability to continue to reduce costs and to successfully execute our financial plans designed to improve our credit metrics and strengthen our balance sheet through, among other actions, our cash flow improvement plan and other proposed capital raising initiatives; our ability to improve electric commodity margins and the impact of, among other factors, the increased cost of fuel and fuel transportation on such margins; changing market conditions that could affect the measurement of certain liabilities and the value of assets held in our Nuclear Decommissioning Trusts, pension trusts and other trust funds, and cause us and/or our subsidiaries to make additional contributions sooner, or in amounts that are larger than currently anticipated; the impact of changes to significant accounting policies; the ability to access the public securities and other capital and credit markets in accordance with our financial plans, the cost of such capital and overall condition of the capital and credit markets affecting us and our subsidiaries; further actions that may be taken by credit rating agencies that could negatively affect us and/or our subsidiaries' access to financing, increase the costs thereof, increase requirements to post additional collateral to support, or accelerate payments under outstanding commodity positions, letters of credit and other financial guarantees, and the impact of these events on the financial condition and liquidity of FirstEnergy and/or its subsidiaries, specifically the subsidiaries within the

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CES segment; the risks and uncertainties surrounding FirstEnergy’s need to obtain waivers from its bank group under FirstEnergy’s credit facilities caused by a debt to total capitalization ratio, as defined under each of such credit facilities, in excess of 65% resulting from impairment charges or other events at CES; changes in national and regional economic conditions affecting us, our subsidiaries and/or our major industrial and commercial customers, and other counterparties with which we do business, including fuel suppliers; the impact of any changes in tax laws or regulations or adverse tax audit results or rulings; issues concerning the stability of domestic and foreign financial institutions and counterparties with which we do business; the risks associated with cyber-attacks and other disruptions to our information technology system that may compromise our generation, transmission and/or distribution services and data security breaches of sensitive data, intellectual property and proprietary or personally identifiable information regarding our business, employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers, business partners and other individuals in our data centers and on our networks; and the risks and other factors discussed from time to time in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, and other similar factors. Dividends declared from time to time on FirstEnergy Corp.'s common stock during any period may in the aggregate vary from prior periods due to circumstances considered by FirstEnergy Corp.'s Board of Directors at the time of the actual declarations. A security rating is not a recommendation to buy or hold securities and is subject to revision or withdrawal at any time by the assigning rating agency. Each rating should be evaluated independently of any other rating. The foregoing factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements and risks that are included in our filings with the SEC, including but not limited to the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors, nor assess the impact of any such factor on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. FirstEnergy expressly disclaims any current intention to update, except as required by law, any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned thereunto authorized.


December 6, 2016


 
FIRSTENERGY CORP.
 
Registrant
 
  
 
 
 By:  
/s/ K. Jon Taylor
 
K. Jon Taylor
Vice President, Controller and
Chief Accounting Officer
 


 
FIRSTENERGY SOLUTIONS CORP.
 
Registrant
 
 
 
  
 By:  
/s/ Jason J. Lisowski
 
Jason J. Lisowski
Treasurer and Controller
 
    
        





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Exhibit Index
 
Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
10.1
Credit Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2016, among FirstEnergy, The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, Metropolitan Edison Company, Ohio Edison Company, Pennsylvania Power Company, The Toledo Edison Company, Jersey Central Power & Light Company, Monongahela Power Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, The Potomac Edison Company and West Penn Power Company, as borrowers, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent, and the lending banks and swing line lenders identified therein
10.2
Credit Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2016, among FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC, American Transmission Systems, Incorporated, Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, LLC and Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Company, as borrowers, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, the banks and the fronting banks identified therein
10.3
Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2016, among FirstEnergy Corp., the banks named therein and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent
10.4
Credit Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2016, among FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., as Borrowers, FirstEnergy Generation, LLC and FirstEnergy Nuclear Generation, LLC, as Guarantors and FirstEnergy Corp., as Lender


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Section 2: EX-10.1 (EXHIBIT 10.1)

Exhibit
EXHIBIT 10.1
EXECUTION VERSION
Deal CUSIP Number: 33763UAK7
Facility CUSIP Number: 33763UAL5



U.S. $4,000,000,000
CREDIT AGREEMENT
Dated as of December 6, 2016,
Among
FIRSTENERGY CORP.,
THE CLEVELAND ELECTRIC ILLUMINATING COMPANY,
METROPOLITAN EDISON COMPANY,
OHIO EDISON COMPANY,
PENNSYLVANIA POWER COMPANY,
THE TOLEDO EDISON COMPANY,
JERSEY CENTRAL POWER & LIGHT COMPANY,
MONONGAHELA POWER COMPANY,
PENNSYLVANIA ELECTRIC COMPANY,
THE POTOMAC EDISON COMPANY,
and
WEST PENN POWER COMPANY,
as Borrowers,

THE BANKS NAMED HEREIN,
as Banks,

MIZUHO BANK, LTD.,
as Administrative Agent,

THE FRONTING BANKS
PARTY HERETO FROM TIME TO TIME
as Fronting Banks

and

THE SWING LINE LENDERS PARTY
HERETO FROM TIME TO TIME
as Swing Line Lenders


MIZUHO BANK, LTD.
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED
PNC CAPITAL MARKETS LLC
THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD.
THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.
BARCLAYS BANK PLC
Joint Lead Arrangers

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED
 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
PNC CAPITAL MARKETS LLC
Syndication Agents
THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD.
THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA
CITIBANK, N.A.
BARCLAYS BANK PLC
Documentation Agents




TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page
ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
SECTION 1.01. Certain Defined Terms.
1
SECTION 1.02. Computation of Time Periods.
28
SECTION 1.03. Accounting Terms.
28
SECTION 1.04. Terms Generally.
28
ARTICLE II AMOUNTS AND TERMS OF THE ADVANCES AND LETTERS OF CREDIT
SECTION 2.01. The Pro-Rata Advances.
29
SECTION 2.02. Making the Pro-Rata Advances.
29
SECTION 2.03. Swing Line Advances.
31
SECTION 2.04. Letters of Credit.
34
SECTION 2.05. Fees.
41
SECTION 2.06. Adjustment of the Commitments; Borrower Sublimits.
42
SECTION 2.07. Repayment of Advances.
44
SECTION 2.08. Interest on Advances.
44
SECTION 2.09. Additional Interest on Advances.
45
SECTION 2.10. Interest Rate Determination.
46
SECTION 2.11. Conversion of Advances.
46
SECTION 2.12. Prepayments.
47
SECTION 2.13. Increased Costs.
48
SECTION 2.14. Illegality.
50
SECTION 2.15. Payments and Computations.
50
SECTION 2.16. Taxes.
52
SECTION 2.17. Sharing of Payments, Etc.
56
SECTION 2.18. Noteless Agreement; Evidence of Indebtedness.
57
SECTION 2.19. Extension of Termination Date.
57
SECTION 2.20. Several Obligations.
59
SECTION 2.21. Defaulting Lenders.
59
SECTION 2.22. Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.
62
ARTICLE III CONDITIONS OF LENDING AND ISSUING LETTERS OF CREDIT
SECTION 3.01. Conditions Precedent to Initial Extension of Credit.
64
SECTION 3.02. Conditions Precedent to Each Extension of Credit.
65
ARTICLE IV REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
SECTION 4.01. Representations and Warranties of the Borrowers.
66


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ARTICLE V COVENANTS OF THE BORROWERS
SECTION 5.01. Affirmative Covenants of the Borrowers.
70
SECTION 5.02. Financial Covenants.
74
SECTION 5.03. Negative Covenants of the Borrowers.
75
ARTICLE VI EVENTS OF DEFAULT
SECTION 6.01. Events of Default.
78
ARTICLE VII THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
SECTION 7.01. Authorization and Action.
81
SECTION 7.02. Administrative Agent’s Reliance, Etc.
82
SECTION 7.03. Mizuho and the Fronting Banks and Swing Line Lenders.
82
SECTION 7.04. Lender Credit Decision; No Other Duties.
83
SECTION 7.05. Indemnification.
83
SECTION 7.06. Successor Administrative Agent.
84
SECTION 7.07. Delegation of Duties.
84
ARTICLE VIII MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 8.01. Amendments, Etc.
85
SECTION 8.02. Notices, Etc.
86
SECTION 8.03. Electronic Communications.
86
SECTION 8.04. No Waiver; Remedies.
88
SECTION 8.05. Costs and Expenses; Indemnification.
88
SECTION 8.06. Right of Set-off.
89
SECTION 8.07. Binding Effect.
90
SECTION 8.08. Assignments and Participations.
90
SECTION 8.09. Governing Law.
95
SECTION 8.10. Consent to Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial.
95
SECTION 8.11. Severability.
96
SECTION 8.12. Entire Agreement.
96
SECTION 8.13. Execution in Counterparts.
96
SECTION 8.14. USA PATRIOT Act Notice.
96
SECTION 8.15. No Fiduciary Duty.
97
SECTION 8.16. Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions.
97
SECTION 8.17. Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality.
99
SECTION 8.18. Waiver of Certain Notice Requirements under the Existing Credit Agreement and the FES/AESC Credit Agreement.
100


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SCHEDULES AND EXHIBITS

Schedule I    -    List of Commitments and Lending Offices
Schedule II    -    List of L/C Fronting Bank Commitments
Schedule III    -    List of Swing Line Commitments
Schedule IV    -    Letters of Credit
Schedule V    -    Disclosure Documents

Exhibit A    -    Form of Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit B    -    Form of Note
Exhibit C    -    Form of Notice of Pro-Rata Borrowing
Exhibit D    -    Form of Notice of Swing Line Borrowing
Exhibit E    -    Form of Letter of Credit Request
Exhibit F-1
-    Form of Opinion of Robert P. Reffner, General Counsel and Vice President of FirstEnergy Service Company
Exhibit F-2
-    Form of Opinion of Bradley Bingaman, Esq., Associate General Counsel of FirstEnergy Service Company
Exhibit G    -    Form of Opinion of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Exhibit H-1    -    Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders         That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit H-2    -    Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Participants         That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit H-3    -    Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Participants         That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit H-4    -    Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders         That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)



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CREDIT AGREEMENT


CREDIT AGREEMENT, dated as of December 6, 2016, among FIRSTENERGY CORP. (“FE”), THE CLEVELAND ELECTRIC ILLUMINATING COMPANY (“CEI”), METROPOLITAN EDISON COMPANY (“Met-Ed”), OHIO EDISON COMPANY (“OE”), PENNSYLVANIA POWER COMPANY (“Penn”), THE TOLEDO EDISON COMPANY (“TE”), JERSEY CENTRAL POWER & LIGHT COMPANY (“JCP&L”), MONONGAHELA POWER COMPANY (“MP”), PENNSYLVANIA ELECTRIC COMPANY (“Penelec”), THE POTOMAC EDISON COMPANY (“PE”) and WEST PENN POWER COMPANY (“West-Penn”, and together with FE, CEI, Met-Ed, OE, Penn, TE, JCP&L, MP, Penelec and PE, the “Borrowers”), the banks and other financial institutions (the “Banks”) listed on the signature pages hereof, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (“Mizuho”), as Administrative Agent (the “Administrative Agent”) for the Lenders hereunder, the fronting banks party hereto from time to time and the swing line lenders party hereto from time to time.

PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS

(1)    The Borrowers have requested that the Lenders establish a five-year unsecured revolving credit facility in the amount of $4,000,000,000 in favor of the Borrowers, all of which may be used for general corporate purposes (including, without limitation, the refinancing of the Existing Facilities (as defined herein)) and $700,000,000 of which may be used for the issuance of Letters of Credit.
(2)    Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Lenders severally, to the extent of their respective Commitments (as defined herein), are willing to establish the requested revolving credit facility in favor of the Borrowers.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises, the parties hereto agree as follows:
ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
SECTION 1.01. Certain Defined Terms.
As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings (such meanings to be equally applicable to both the singular and plural forms of the terms defined):
Account Party” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.04(a).
Additional Commitment Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.19(d).
Additional Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.06(b).
Administrative Agent” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.



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Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.
Advance” means a Pro-Rata Advance or a Swing Line Advance.
AESC” means Allegheny Energy Supply Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and any successor thereto.
Affiliate” means, as to any Person, any other Person that, directly or indirectly, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such Person or is a director or officer of such Person.
Agreement” means this Credit Agreement, as amended, modified and supplemented from time to time.
Alternate Base Rate” means, for any period, a fluctuating interest rate per annum as shall be in effect from time to time, which rate per annum shall at all times be equal to the highest of (i) the prime rate as most recently published by The Wall Street Journal from time to time, (ii) the sum of 1/2 of 1% per annum plus the Federal Funds Rate in effect from time to time and (iii) the rate of interest per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest 1/100 of 1%) appearing on the Service equal to the one-month London interbank offered rate for deposits in Dollars as determined at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, on the next preceding Business Day), plus 1%; provided, however, if more than one rate is specified on the Service, the applicable rate shall be the arithmetic mean of all such rates plus 1%.
Alternate Base Rate Advance” means an Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advance or a Swing Line Advance.
Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advance” means a Pro-Rata Advance that bears interest as provided in Section 2.08(a).
Anniversary Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.19(a).
Anti-Corruption Laws” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Covered Entities or their respective activities from time to time concerning or relating to terrorism, money-laundering, bribery or corruption, including, without limitation, (i) the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended from time to time, and the applicable regulations thereunder, and (ii) the United Kingdom’s Anti-Bribery Act 2010, as amended from time to time.
Applicable Law” means all applicable laws, statutes, treaties, rules, codes, ordinances, regulations, permits, certificates, orders, interpretations, licenses and permits of any Governmental Authority and judgments, decrees, injunctions, writs, orders or like action of any court, arbitrator or other judicial or quasi-judicial tribunal of competent jurisdiction (including those pertaining to health, safety or the environment or otherwise).



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Applicable Lending Office” means, with respect to each Lender, such Lender’s Domestic Lending Office in the case of an Alternate Base Rate Advance, and such Lender’s Eurodollar Lending Office in the case of a Eurodollar Rate Advance.
Applicable Margin” means, for any Alternate Base Rate Advance or any Eurodollar Rate Advance made to any Borrower, the interest rate per annum set forth in the relevant row of the table immediately below, determined by reference to the Reference Ratings for such Borrower from time to time in effect:
BASIS FOR PRICING
LEVEL 1
Reference Ratings at least A- by S&P or A3 by Moody’s.
LEVEL 2
Reference Ratings lower than Level 1 but at least BBB+ by S&P or Baa1 by Moody’s.
LEVEL 3
Reference Ratings lower than Level 2 but at least BBB by S&P or Baa2 by Moody’s.
LEVEL 4
Reference Ratings lower than Level 3 but at least BBB- by S&P or Baa3 by Moody’s.
LEVEL 5
Reference Ratings lower than Level 4 but at least BB+ by S&P or Ba1 by Moody’s.
LEVEL 6
Reference Ratings lower than BB+ by S&P and Ba1 by Moody’s, or no Reference Ratings.
Applicable Margin for Eurodollar Rate Advances
1.125%
1.25%
1.50%
1.75%
2.00%
2.50%
Applicable Margin for Alternate Base Rate Advances
0.125%
0.25%
0.50%
0.75%
1.00%
1.50%

For purposes of the foregoing, (i) if there is a difference of one level in Reference Ratings of S&P and Moody’s and the higher of such Reference Ratings falls in Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 or Level 5, then the higher Reference Rating will be used to determine the pricing level and (ii) if there is a difference of more than one level in Reference Ratings of S&P and Moody’s, the Reference Rating that is one level above the lower of such Reference Ratings will be used to determine the pricing level, unless the lower of such Reference Ratings falls in Level 6, in which case the lower of such Reference Ratings will be used to determine the pricing level. If there exists only one Reference Rating, such Reference Rating will be used to determine the pricing level.
Approval” means (i) with respect to CEI, the CEI PUCO Order; (ii) with respect to Met-Ed, the Met-Ed FERC Order; (iii) with respect to OE, the OE PUCO Order; (iv) with respect to Penn, the Penn FERC Order, subject to any borrowing limitations contained in the Organizational Documents of Penn; (v) with respect to TE, the TE PUCO Order; (vi) with respect to JCP&L, the JCP&L FERC Order, subject to any borrowing limitations contained in the Organizational Documents of JCP&L; (vii) with respect to MP, the MP FERC Order; (viii) with respect to Penelec, the Penelec FERC Order; (ix) with respect to PE, the PE FERC Order and (x) with respect to West-Penn, the West-Penn FERC Order, in each case as amended, extended, supplemented, replaced or renewed from time to time to authorize the performance by such Borrower of this Agreement and each other Loan Document to which it is, or is to become, a party and the consummation by such Borrower



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of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, including, without limitation, the Borrowings hereunder.
Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered or managed by (i) a Lender, (ii) an Affiliate of a Lender or (iii) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.
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 8.08(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit A hereto or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent (so long as such other form is not disadvantageous to any Borrower in any respect).
Attributable Securitization Obligations” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Permitted Securitization”.
Authorized Officer” means, with respect to any notice, certificate or other communication to be delivered by any Borrower hereunder, the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer or controller of such Borrower, which officer shall have all necessary corporate or limited liability company authorization to deliver such notice, certificate or other communication.
Available Commitment” means, for each Lender, the excess of such Lender’s Commitment over such Lender’s Percentage of the Outstanding Credits. “Available Commitments” shall refer to the aggregate of the Lenders’ Available Commitments hereunder.
Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEA Financial Institution.
Bail-In Legislation” means, with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.
Bankruptcy Code” means the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, as amended from time to time, and any Federal law with respect to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, liquidation, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally.
Bankruptcy Event” means, with respect to any Person, such Person has become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, custodian, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with the reorganization or liquidation of its business appointed for it, or, in the good faith determination of the Administrative Agent, has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or



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appointment, provided that a Bankruptcy Event shall not result solely by virtue of any ownership interest, or the acquisition of any ownership interest, in such Person by a Governmental Authority or instrumentality thereof, provided, further, that such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Person with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Person (or such Governmental Authority or instrumentality) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Person.
Banks” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
Beneficiary” means any Person designated by an Account Party to whom a Fronting Bank is to make payment, or on whose order payment is to be made, under a Letter of Credit.
Borrower” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
Borrower Extension Notice Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.19(a).
Borrower Sublimit” means, as to any Borrower, the amount set forth opposite such Borrower’s name below, as modified from time to time pursuant to Section 2.06:
Borrower
Borrower Sublimit
FE
$4,000,000,000
CEI
$500,000,000
Met-Ed
$300,000,000
OE
$500,000,000
Penn
$50,000,000
TE
$500,000,000
JCP&L
$600,000,000
MP
$500,000,000
Penelec
$300,000,000
PE
$150,000,000
West-Penn
$200,000,000

Borrowing” means a Pro-Rata Borrowing or a Swing Line Borrowing.
Business Day” means a day of the year on which banks are not required or authorized to close in New York City or Akron, Ohio and, if the applicable Business Day relates to any Eurodollar Rate Advances, a day on which dealings are carried on in the London interbank market.
CEI” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.



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CEI PUCO Order” means the order of the PUCO, dated December 16, 2015, that authorizes CEI to obtain Extensions of Credit until December 31, 2016, as amended, extended, supplemented, replaced or renewed from time to time.
Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (i) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (ii) any change (other than any change by way of imposition or increase of reserve requirements included in the Eurodollar Rate Reserve Percentage) in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (iii) the making or issuance of any request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided, however, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and all requests, rules, guidelines and directives promulgated thereunder, and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to have been introduced or adopted after the date of this Agreement, regardless of the date enacted or adopted.
Change of Control” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.01(j).
Closing Date” means December 6, 2016.
Code” means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and the applicable regulations thereunder.
Commitment” means, as to any Lender, the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule I hereto or, if such Lender has entered into any Assignment and Assumption, set forth for such Lender in the Register maintained by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 8.08(c), as such amount may be reduced pursuant to Section 2.06(a) or increased pursuant to Section 2.06(b).
Commitment Increase” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.06(b).
Commodity Trading Obligations” means the obligations of any Person under any commodity swap agreement, commodity future agreement, commodity option agreement, commodity cap agreement, commodity floor agreement, commodity collar agreement, commodity hedge agreement, commodity forward contract or derivative transaction and any put, call or other agreement, arrangement or transaction, including natural gas, power, emissions forward contracts, renewable energy credits, or any combination of any such arrangements, agreements and/or transactions, employed in the ordinary course of such Person’s business, including such Person’s energy marketing, trading and asset optimization business. The term “commodity” shall include electric energy and/or capacity, transmission rights, coal, petroleum, natural gas, fuel transportation rights, emissions allowances, weather derivatives and related products and by-products and ancillary services.
Communications” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.03(a).



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Consolidated Debt” means, with respect to any Borrower at any date of determination the aggregate Indebtedness of such Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, but shall not include (i) Nonrecourse Indebtedness of such Borrower and any of its Subsidiaries, (ii) obligations under leases that shall have been or should be, in accordance with GAAP, recorded as operating leases in respect of which such Borrower or any of its Consolidated Subsidiaries is liable as a lessee, (iii) the aggregate principal and/or face amount of Attributable Securitization Obligations of such Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries and (iv) the aggregate principal amount of Trust Preferred Securities and Junior Subordinated Deferred Interest Obligations not exceeding 15% of the Total Capitalization of such Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries (determined, for purposes of such calculation, without regard to the amount of Trust Preferred Securities and Junior Subordinated Deferred Interest Debt Obligations outstanding of such Borrower); provided that the amount of any mandatory principal amortization or defeasance of Trust Preferred Securities or Junior Subordinated Deferred Interest Debt Obligations prior to the latest Termination Date shall be included in this definition of Consolidated Debt.
Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period, Consolidated Net Income for such period, plus, to the extent deducted in computing such Consolidated Net Income, (a) the sum of (i) all Federal, state, local and foreign Taxes (whether paid or deferred) of FE and its Consolidated Subsidiaries during such period, (ii) Consolidated Interest Expense during such period, and (iii) depreciation, depletion, amortization of intangibles and other non-cash charges or non-cash losses of FE and its Consolidated Subsidiaries during such period (including, without limitation, any non-cash loss attributable to the mark-to-market movement in the valuation of pension obligations (to the extent the cash impact resulting from such loss has not been realized)), and minus, to the extent added in computing such Consolidated Net Income, (b) the sum of (i) any interest income of FE and its Consolidated Subsidiaries during such period and (ii) any non-cash income or non-cash gains of FE and its Consolidated Subsidiaries during such period (including, without limitation, any non-cash gain attributable to the mark-to-market movement in the valuation of pension obligations (to the extent the cash impact resulting from such gain has not been realized)), all as determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.
Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio” means, for each period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of FE, the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDA for such period to (b) Consolidated Interest Expense for such period.
Consolidated Interest Expense” means, for any period, the gross interest expense of FE and its Consolidated Subsidiaries for such period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, including, without limitation, (a) the amortization of debt discounts, (b) the amortization of all fees (including fees with respect to Hedging Obligations) payable in connection with the incurrence of Indebtedness or other obligations to the extent included in interest expense in accordance with GAAP and (c) the portion of any payments or accruals with respect to capital lease obligations of FE and its Consolidated Subsidiaries that are allocable to interest expense in accordance with GAAP. For purposes



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of the foregoing, gross interest expense shall be determined after giving effect to any net payments made or received by FE or any of its Consolidated Subsidiaries with respect to Hedging Obligations.
Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the net income or loss of FE and its Consolidated Subsidiaries for such period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that the following shall be excluded: (a) the income of any Person in which any other Person (other than FE or any of its wholly-owned Subsidiaries or any director holding qualifying shares in accordance with Applicable Law) has a joint interest, except to the extent of the amount of dividends or other distributions actually paid to FE or any of its wholly-owned Subsidiaries by such Person during such period, (b) the income (or loss) of any Person accrued prior to the date it becomes a Subsidiary of FE or is merged into or consolidated with FE or any of its Subsidiaries or the date such Person’s assets are acquired by FE or any of its Subsidiaries, (c) the income of any Subsidiary of FE to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Subsidiary of such income is not at the time permitted by operation of the terms of its Organizational Documents or any agreement, instrument, judgment, decree, order, statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to such Subsidiary and (d) any after-tax gains or losses attributable to sales of assets out of the ordinary course of business, and any other gains or losses, which are infrequent or unusual in nature, reflected in the net income (or loss) of FE and its Consolidated Subsidiaries for such period.
Consolidated Subsidiary” means, as to any Person, any Subsidiary of such Person the accounts of which are or are required to be consolidated with the accounts of such Person in accordance with GAAP.
Controlled Group” means all members of a controlled group of corporations and all trades or businesses (whether or not incorporated) under common control that, together with any Borrower, are treated as a single employer under Section 414(b), (c), (m) or (o) of the Code.
Convert”, “Conversion” and “Converted” each refers to a conversion of Pro-Rata Advances of one Type into Pro-Rata Advances of another Type or the selection of a new, or the renewal of the same, Interest Period for Eurodollar Rate Advances pursuant to Section 2.10 or 2.11.
Covered Entity” means, with respect to any Borrower (i) such Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries and (ii) each Person that, directly or indirectly, is in control of a Person described in clause (i) above. For purposes of this definition, control of a Person shall mean the direct or indirect (x) ownership of, or power to vote, 25% or more of the issued and outstanding equity interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors of such Person or other Persons performing similar functions for such Person, or (y) power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person whether by ownership of equity interests, contract or otherwise.
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Date of Issuance” means the date of issuance by a Fronting Bank of a Letter of Credit under this Agreement.
Debt to Capitalization Ratio” means, for any Borrower, the ratio of Consolidated Debt of such Borrower to Total Capitalization of such Borrower.
Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that (i) has failed, within three Business Days of the date required to be funded or paid, to (A) fund any portion of its Advances, (B) fund any portion of its participations in Letters of Credit or Swing Line Advances or (C) pay over to the Administrative Agent, any Fronting Bank or any Swing Line Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder, unless, in the case of clause (A) or (B) above, such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding (specifically identified and including the particular default, if any) has not been satisfied, (ii) has notified any Borrower or the Administrative Agent, any Fronting Bank or any Swing Line Lender in writing, or has made a public statement to the effect, that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement (unless such writing or public statement indicates that such position is based on such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent (specifically identified and including the particular default, if any) to funding a loan under this Agreement cannot be satisfied) or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, (iii) has failed, within three Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent, any Fronting Bank or any Swing Line Lender, acting in good faith, to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations to fund prospective Advances and participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit and Swing Line Advances under this Agreement, provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (iii) upon the Administrative Agent’s, such Fronting Bank’s or such Swing Line Lender’s (as applicable) receipt of such certification in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to it and the Administrative Agent, (iv) has become the subject of a Bankruptcy Event or (v) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, become the subject of a Bail-in Action.
Disclosure Documents” means (i) FE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016, and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed in 2016 and prior to the Closing Date, (ii) with respect to each other Borrower, such Borrower’s (A) consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2015, and the related consolidated statements of income, retained earnings and cash flows for the fiscal year then ended, certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, with, in each case, any accompanying notes, and (B) unaudited consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2016, and the related consolidated statements of income, retained earnings and cash flows for the nine-month period then ended, in each case with respect to the foregoing clauses (A) and (B), prepared in accordance with GAAP (but, in the case of such statements that are unaudited, subject to year-end adjustments and the exclusion of detailed footnotes) and copies of which have been furnished to each Lender, each Swing Line Lender and each Fronting Bank, and



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(iii) with respect to any Borrower referenced in clause (ii) above, the matters, if any, described in the portion of Schedule V hereto applicable to such Borrower as indicated thereon.
Dollars” and “$” each means lawful currency of the United States of America.
Domestic Lending Office” means, with respect to any Lender, the office of such Lender specified as its “Domestic Lending Office” opposite its name on Schedule I hereto or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which it became a Lender, or such other office of such Lender as such Lender may from time to time specify to the Administrative Agent.
Drawing” means a drawing by a Beneficiary under any Letter of Credit.
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 clause (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority, any Governmental Authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Section 8.08(b)(iii), (v) and (vi) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 8.08(b)(iii)).
Environmental Laws” means any federal, state or local laws, ordinances or codes, rules, orders, or regulations relating to pollution or protection of the environment, including, without limitation, laws relating to hazardous substances, laws relating to reclamation of land and waterways and laws relating to emissions, discharges, releases or threatened releases of pollutants, contaminants, chemicals, or industrial, toxic or hazardous substances or wastes into the environment (including, without limitation, ambient air, surface water, ground water, land surface or subsurface strata) or otherwise relating to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of pollution, contaminants, chemicals, or industrial, toxic or hazardous substances or wastes.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the regulations promulgated and rulings issued thereunder, each as amended, modified and in effect from time to time.



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EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor thereto), as in effect from time to time.
Eurocurrency Liabilities” has the meaning assigned to that term in Regulation D of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, as in effect from time to time.
Eurodollar Lending Office” means, with respect to any Lender, the office of such Lender specified as its “Eurodollar Lending Office” opposite its name on Schedule I hereto or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which it became a Lender (or, if no such office is specified, its Domestic Lending Office), or such other office of such Lender as such Lender may from time to time specify to the Administrative Agent.
Eurodollar Rate” means, for the Interest Period for any Eurodollar Rate Advance made in connection with any Borrowing, the greater of (a) 0.00% and (b) the rate of interest per annum (rounded upward to the nearest 1/100 of 1%) as calculated by ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (or any other Person which takes over the administration of that rate) and obtained through a nationally recognized service such as the Dow Jones Market Service (Telerate), Reuters or other such service then being used by the Administrative Agent to ascertain such rates of interest (in each case, the “Service”) as the London interbank offered rate for deposits in Dollars at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two Business Days before the first day of such Interest Period for a period equal to such Interest Period.
Eurodollar Rate Advance” means an Advance that bears interest as provided in Section 2.08(b).
Eurodollar Rate Reserve Percentage” of any Lender for the Interest Period for any Eurodollar Rate Advance means the reserve percentage applicable during such Interest Period (or if more than one such percentage shall be so applicable, the daily average of such percentages for those days in such Interest Period during which any such percentage shall be so applicable) under regulations issued from time to time by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (or any successor) for determining the maximum reserve requirement (including, without limitation, any emergency, supplemental or other marginal reserve requirement) for such Lender with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency Liabilities having a term equal to such Interest Period.
Event of Default” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.01.
Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the regulations promulgated thereunder, in each case as amended and in effect from time to time.
Excluded Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Borrower hereunder, (i) income or franchise taxes imposed on (or measured by) the Recipient’s net income by the United States, or by the jurisdiction under the laws of which such Recipient is organized or in which its principal office is located or, in the case of any Lender, in which its Applicable Lending Office is



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located, (ii) any branch profits taxes imposed by the United States or any similar tax imposed by any other jurisdiction in which such Recipient is located, and (iii) any withholding taxes that (A) are imposed on amounts payable to such Recipient at the time such Recipient becomes a Recipient under this Agreement or designates a new lending office, except in each case to the extent that amounts with respect to such taxes were payable either (i) to such Recipient’s assignor immediately before such Recipient became a Recipient under this Agreement, or (ii) to such Recipient immediately before it designated a new lending office, (B) are attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.16(g), or (C) are imposed as a result of a failure by such Recipient to satisfy the conditions for avoiding withholding under FATCA.
Existing Credit Agreement” means the Credit Agreement, dated as of June 17, 2011, as amended by the Amendment thereto, dated as of May 8, 2012, the Amendment thereto, dated as of May 8, 2013, the Amendment thereto, dated as of October 31, 2013, and the Amendment thereto, dated as of March 31, 2014, among the Borrowers, the financial institutions party thereto as lenders, Mizuho (as successor to The Royal Bank of Scotland plc), as administrative agent for the lenders thereunder, the fronting banks party thereto from time to time and the swing line lenders party thereto from time to time, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the Closing Date.
Existing Facilities” means (a) the Existing Credit Agreement, (b) the Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of March 31, 2014, among FE, the banks and other financial institutions party thereto as lenders and Mizuho (as successor to The Royal Bank of Scotland plc), as administrative agent for the lenders thereunder, and (c) the Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of May 29, 2015, among FE, the banks and other financial institutions party thereto as lenders and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent for the lenders, in each case, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the Closing Date.
Existing Termination Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.19(a).
Expiration Date” means, with respect to a Letter of Credit, its stated expiration date.
Extension of Credit means the making of any Advance or the issuance, extension or renewal, or any amendment that increases the Stated Amount, of a Letter of Credit.
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code.
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Federal Funds Rate” means, for any period, the greater of (a) 0.00% and (b) a fluctuating interest rate per annum equal for each day during such period to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System arranged by Federal funds brokers, as published for such day (or, if such day is not a Business Day, for the next preceding Business Day) by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or, if such rate is not so published for any day that is a Business Day, the average (rounded upward to the nearest whole multiple of 1/100 of 1% per annum, if such average is not such a multiple) of the quotations for such day on such transactions received by the Administrative Agent from three Federal funds brokers of recognized standing selected by it.
Fee Letters” means (i) the fee letter agreement, dated November 14, 2016, between FE and Mizuho, (ii) the fee letter agreement, dated November 14, 2016, among the Borrowers, Mizuho, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Bank of America, N.A., PNC Capital Markets LLC, PNC Bank, National Association, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., MUFG Union Bank, N.A. and The Bank of Nova Scotia, (iii) the fee letter agreement, dated November 14, 2016, among the Borrowers and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and (iv) the fee letter agreement, dated December 1, 2016, among the Borrowers and Barclays Bank PLC, in each case, as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time.
FERC” means the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or successor organization.
FES” means FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., an Ohio corporation.
FES/AESC Credit Agreement” means the Credit Agreement, dated as of June 17, 2011, as amended by the Amendment, dated as of October 3, 2011, the Amendment, dated as of May 8, 2012, the Amendment, dated as of May 8, 2013, the Amendment, dated as of October 31, 2013, and the Amendment, dated as of March 31, 2014, among FES and AESC, as the borrowers, the financial institutions from time to time party thereto as lenders, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the fronting banks and swing line lenders party thereto from time to time, as further amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the Closing Date.
First Mortgage Indenture” means a first mortgage indenture pursuant to which any Borrower or any Subsidiary of a Borrower may issue bonds, notes or similar instruments secured by a lien on all or substantially all of such Borrower’s or such Subsidiary’s fixed assets, as the case may be.
Foreign Lender” means any Lender that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Borrowers are resident for tax purposes. For purposes of this definition, the United States of America, each State thereof and the District of Columbia shall be deemed to constitute a single jurisdiction.



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Fraction” means, for any Borrower at any time, a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the Borrower Sublimit of such Borrower at such time, and the denominator of which shall be (i) for purposes of Section 2.06(c), the amount of the aggregate Commitments at such time and (ii) for all other purposes, the sum of the Borrower Sublimits of all Borrowers at such time.
Fronting Bank” means each Lender identified as a “Fronting Bank” on Schedule II and any other Lender (in each case, acting directly or through an Affiliate) that delivers an instrument in form and substance satisfactory to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent whereby such other Lender (or its Affiliate) agrees to act as “Fronting Bank” hereunder and that specifies the maximum aggregate Stated Amount of Letters of Credit that such other Lender (or its Affiliates) will agree to issue hereunder (which specified amount shall not be less than $50,000,000 or such lesser amount as may be agreed by FE).
Fronting Bank Fee Letter” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.01(b).
Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, with respect to any Fronting Bank, such Defaulting Lender’s Percentage of the outstanding L/C Obligations with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Fronting Bank other than L/C Obligations as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or cash collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.
Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States in effect from time to time.
Governmental Action” means all authorizations, consents, approvals, waivers, exceptions, variances, orders, licenses, exemptions, publications, filings, notices to and declarations of or with any Governmental Authority (other than requirements the failure to comply with which will not affect the validity or enforceability of any Loan Document or have a material adverse effect on the transactions contemplated by any Loan Document or any material rights, power or remedy of any Person thereunder or any other action in respect of any Governmental Authority).
Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States of America or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank) and any group or body charged with setting financial accounting or regulatory capital rules or standards (including, without limitation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Bank for International Settlements or the



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Basel Committee on Banking Supervision or any successor or similar authority to any of the foregoing).
Granting Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.08(g).
Hedging Obligations” mean, with respect to any Person, the obligations of such Person under any interest rate or currency swap agreement, interest rate or currency future agreement, interest rate collar agreement, interest rate or currency hedge agreement, and any put, call or other agreement or arrangement designed to protect such Person against fluctuations in interest rates or currency exchange rates.
Hostile Acquisition” means any Target Acquisition (as defined below) involving a tender offer or proxy contest that has not been recommended or approved by the board of directors (or similar governing body) of the Person that is the subject of such Target Acquisition. As used in this definition, the term “Target Acquisition” means any transaction, or any series of related transactions, by which any Person directly or indirectly (i) acquires all or substantially all of the assets or ongoing business of any other Person, whether through purchase of assets, merger or otherwise, (ii) acquires (in one transaction or as the most recent transaction in a series of transactions) control of at least a majority in ordinary voting power of the securities of any such Person that have ordinary voting power for the election of directors or (iii) otherwise acquires control of more than a 50% ownership interest in any such Person.
Increasing Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.06(b).
Indebtedness” of any Person means at any date, without duplication, (i) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money, or with respect to deposits or advances of any kind, or for the deferred purchase price of property or services other than trade accounts payable, (ii) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (iii) all obligations of such Person upon which interest charges are customarily paid, (iv) all obligations under leases that shall have been or should be, in accordance with GAAP, recorded as capital leases in respect of which such Person is liable as lessee, (v) withdrawal liability incurred under ERISA by such Person or any of its affiliates to any Multiemployer Plan, (vi) reimbursement obligations of such Person (whether contingent or otherwise) in respect of letters of credit, bankers acceptances, surety or other bonds and similar instruments, (vii) all Indebtedness of others secured by a Lien on any asset of such Person, whether or not such Indebtedness is assumed by such Person and (viii) obligations of such Person under direct or indirect guaranties in respect of, and obligations (contingent or otherwise) to purchase or otherwise acquire, or otherwise to assure a creditor against loss in respect of, indebtedness or obligations of others of the kinds referred to above.
Indemnified Person” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.05(c) hereto.
Indemnified Taxes” means (i) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Borrower under any Loan Document and (ii) to the extent not otherwise described in clause (i), Other Taxes.



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Information” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.17.
Interest Period” means, for each Eurodollar Rate Advance made to any Borrower as part of the same Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Eurodollar Rate Advance or the date of the Conversion of any Pro-Rata Advance into such Eurodollar Rate Advance and ending on the last day of the period selected by such Borrower pursuant to the provisions below and, thereafter in the case of Pro-Rata Advances, each subsequent period commencing on the last day of the immediately preceding Interest Period and ending on the last day of the period selected by such Borrower pursuant to the provisions below. The duration of each such Interest Period shall be, in the case of any Eurodollar Rate Advance, one week or one, two, three or six months, in each case, as the applicable Borrower may select by notice to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.02(a) or Section 2.11(a); provided, however, that:
(i)    no Borrower may select any Interest Period that ends after the latest Termination Date;
(ii)    Interest Periods commencing on the same date for Advances made as part of the same Borrowing shall be of the same duration;
(iii)    no more than five different Interest Periods shall apply to outstanding Eurodollar Rate Advances with respect to any Borrower on any date of determination, and no more than 25 different Interest Periods shall apply to outstanding Eurodollar Rate Advances with respect to all Borrowers on any date of determination; and
(iv)    whenever the last day of any Interest Period would otherwise occur on a day other than a Business Day, the last day of such Interest Period shall be extended to occur on the next succeeding Business Day, provided, that if such extension would cause the last day of such Interest Period to occur in the next following calendar month, the last day of such Interest Period shall occur on the next preceding Business Day.
JCP&L” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
JCP&L FERC Order means the order of the FERC, dated December 1, 2015, that authorizes JCP&L to obtain Extensions of Credit until December 19, 2017, as amended, extended, supplemented, replaced or renewed from time to time.
Junior Subordinated Deferred Interest Debt Obligations” means subordinated deferrable interest debt obligations of any Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (i) for which the maturity date is subsequent to the latest Termination Date and (ii) that are fully subordinated in right of payment to the Indebtedness hereunder.




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L/C Commitment Amount” means $700,000,000 as the same may be reduced permanently from time to time pursuant to Section 2.06.
L/C Fronting Bank Commitment” means, with respect to any Fronting Bank, the aggregate Stated Amount of all Letters of Credit that such Fronting Bank agrees to issue, as modified from time to time pursuant to an agreement signed by such Fronting Bank. With respect to each Lender that is a Fronting Bank on the date hereof, such Fronting Bank’s L/C Fronting Bank Commitment shall equal such Fronting Bank’s “L/C Fronting Bank Commitment” listed on Schedule II, and (ii) with respect to any Lender that becomes a Fronting Bank after the date hereof, such Lender’s L/C Fronting Bank Commitment shall equal the amount agreed upon between the Borrowers and such Lender at the time that such Lender becomes a Fronting Bank, in each case as such L/C Fronting Bank Commitment may be modified in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Each Fronting Bank’s L/C Fronting Bank Commitment shall not be less than $50,000,000 (or such lesser amount as may be agreed by FE).
L/C Obligations” means, on any date of determination, an amount equal to (i) the Lenders’ participation interests in the aggregate undrawn amount of all issued Letters of Credit outstanding on such date plus (ii) the aggregate amount of Reimbursement Obligations outstanding on such date.
Lender Extension Notice Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.19(b).
Lenders” means the Banks listed on the signature pages hereof and each assignee of a Bank or another Lender that shall become a party hereto pursuant to Section 8.08 and, as the context requires, includes the Swing Line Lenders.
Letter of Credit” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.04(a).
Letter of Credit Cash Cover” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.01.
Letter of Credit Request” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.04(c).
Lien” means, with respect to any asset, any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, charge, security interest or encumbrance of any kind in respect of such asset. For the purposes of this Agreement, a Person or any of its Subsidiaries shall be deemed to own, subject to a Lien, any asset that it has acquired or holds subject to the interest of a vendor or lessor under any conditional sale agreement, capital lease or other title retention agreement relating to such asset.
Loan Documents” means this Agreement, any Note, the Fee Letters and the Fronting Bank Fee Letters.
MAIT FERC Transfer Order” means the Order Authorizing Disposition of Jurisdictional Facilities, issued by FERC on February 18, 2016 in Docket No. EC15-157-000.



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Majority Lenders” means, at any time prior to the latest Termination Date, Lenders having in the aggregate more than 50% of the Commitments (without giving effect to any termination in whole of the Commitments pursuant to Section 6.01) and at any time on or after the latest Termination Date, Lenders having more than 50% of the then aggregate Outstanding Credits of the Lenders; provided, that for purposes hereof, no Borrower, nor any of its Affiliates, if a Lender, shall be included in (i) the Lenders having such amount of the Commitments or the Advances or (ii) determining the total amount of the Commitments or the Outstanding Credits.
Margin Stock” has the meaning assigned to that term in Regulation U issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and as amended and in effect from time to time.
Material Adverse Effect” means, with respect to any Borrower, (i) any material adverse effect on the business, property, operations or financial condition of such Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or (ii) any material adverse effect on the validity or enforceability against such Borrower of this Agreement or any Note.
Maximum Accordion Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.06(b).
Met-Ed” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
Met-Ed FERC Order” means the order of the FERC, dated December 1, 2015, that authorizes Met-Ed to obtain Extensions of Credit until December 19, 2017, as amended, extended, supplemented, replaced or renewed from time to time.
Mizuho” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.
MP” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
MP FERC Order” means the order of the FERC, dated December 2, 2015, that authorizes MP to obtain Extensions of Credit until December 19, 2017, as amended, extended, supplemented, replaced or renewed from time to time.
Multiemployer Plan” means a “multiemployer plan” as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA to which any Borrower or any member of the Controlled Group has, or may reasonably be expected to have, an obligation to make contributions, or with respect to which any Borrower may reasonably be expected to incur liability.
Non-Approving Lender” means any Lender that does not approve any consent, waiver or amendment that (i) requires the approval of all affected Lenders in accordance with the terms of Section 8.01 and (ii) has been approved by the Majority Lenders.
Nonconsenting Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.19(b).



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Nonrecourse Indebtedness” means, with respect to any Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (i) any Indebtedness that finances the acquisition, development, construction or improvement of an asset in respect of which the Person to which such Indebtedness is owed has no recourse whatsoever to such Borrower or any of its Affiliates and (ii) any Indebtedness existing on the date of this Agreement that finances the ownership or operation of an asset in respect of which the Person to which such Indebtedness is owed has no recourse whatsoever to such Borrower or any of its Affiliates, in each case of clauses (i) and (ii), other than:
(A)
recourse to the named obligor with respect to such Indebtedness (the “Debtor”) for amounts limited to the cash flow or net cash flow (other than historic cash flow) from the asset; and
(B)
recourse to the Debtor for the purpose only of enabling amounts to be claimed in respect of such Indebtedness in an enforcement of any security interest or lien given by the Debtor over the asset or the income, cash flow or other proceeds deriving from the asset (or given by any shareholder or the like in the Debtor over its shares or like interest in the capital of the Debtor) to secure the Indebtedness, but only if the extent of the recourse to the Debtor is limited solely to the amount of any recoveries made on any such enforcement; and
(C)
recourse to the Debtor generally or indirectly to any Affiliate of the Debtor, under any form of assurance, undertaking or support, which recourse is limited to a claim for damages (other than liquidated damages and damages required to be calculated in a specified way) for a breach of an obligation (other than a payment obligation or an obligation to comply or to procure compliance by another with any financial ratios or other tests of financial condition) by the Person against which such recourse is available.
Note” means any promissory note issued at the request of a Lender pursuant to Section 2.18 in the form of Exhibit B hereto.
Notice of Pro-Rata Borrowing” means a notice of a Pro-Rata Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit C.
Notice of Swing Line Borrowing” means a notice of a Swing Line Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.03 which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit D.
OE” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
OE PUCO Order” means the order of the PUCO, dated December 16, 2015, that authorizes OE to obtain Extensions of Credit until December 31, 2016, as amended, extended, supplemented, replaced or renewed from time to time.
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OFAC” means The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Organizational Documents” means, as applicable to any Person, the charter, code of regulations, articles of incorporation, by-laws, certificate of formation, operating agreement, certificate of partnership, limited liability company agreement, operating agreement, partnership agreement, certificate of limited partnership, limited partnership agreement or other constitutive documents of such Person.
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 Advance or Loan Document).
Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, 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 2.22(b)).
Outstanding Credits means, on any date of determination, an amount equal to (i) the aggregate principal amount of all Advances outstanding on such date plus (ii) the aggregate undrawn amount of all issued Letters of Credit outstanding on such date plus (iii) the aggregate amount of Reimbursement Obligations outstanding on such date (excluding Reimbursement Obligations that, on such date of determination, are repaid with the proceeds of Advances made in accordance with Sections 2.04(f) and (g), to the extent the principal amount of such Advances is included in the determination of the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Advances as provided in clause (i) of this definition). The Outstanding Credits of a Lender on any date of determination shall be an amount equal to the outstanding Advances made by such Lender plus the amount of such Lender’s participation interest in outstanding Letters of Credit, Reimbursement Obligations and Swing Line Advances included in the definition of “Outstanding Credits”.
Parent” means, with respect to any Lender, any Person as to which such Lender is, directly or indirectly, a subsidiary.
Participant” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.08(d).
Participant Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.08(d).
Patriot Act” means the USA Patriot Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001), as in effect from time to time.



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Payment Date” means the date on which payment of a Drawing is made by a Fronting Bank.
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and any entity succeeding to any or all of its functions under ERISA.
PE” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
PE FERC Order” means the order of the FERC, dated December 2, 2015, that authorizes PE to obtain Extensions of Credit until December 19, 2017, as amended, extended, supplemented, replaced or renewed from time to time.
Penelec” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
Penelec FERC Order means the order of the FERC, dated December 1, 2015, that authorizes Penelec to obtain Extensions of Credit until December 19, 2017, as amended, extended, supplemented, replaced or renewed from time to time.
Penn” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
Penn FERC Order means the order of the FERC, dated December 2, 2015, that authorizes Penn to obtain Extensions of Credit until December 19, 2017, as amended, extended, supplemented, replaced or renewed from time to time.
Percentage” means, in respect of any Lender on any date of determination, the quotient (expressed as a percentage) obtained by (i) dividing such Lender’s Commitment on such day by the total of the Commitments on such day or (ii) if the Commitments have terminated or expired, dividing the Outstanding Credits of such Lender on such day by the aggregate Outstanding Credits on such day.
Permitted Obligations” mean (i) nonspeculative Hedging Obligations of any Person and its Subsidiaries arising in the ordinary course of business and in accordance with such Person’s established risk management policies that are designed to protect such Person against, among other things, fluctuations in interest rates or currency exchange rates and which in the case of agreements relating to interest rates shall have a notional amount no greater than the payments due with respect to the applicable obligations being hedged and (ii) Commodity Trading Obligations. For the avoidance of doubt, such transactions shall be considered nonspeculative if undertaken in conformance with FE’s Corporate Risk Management Policy then in effect, as approved by FE’s Audit Committee, together with the Approved Business Unit Risk Management Policies referenced thereunder.
Permitted Securitization” means, for any Borrower and its Subsidiaries, any sale, assignment, conveyance, grant and/or contribution, or series of related sales, assignments, conveyances, grants and/or contributions, by such Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries of Receivables (or purported sale, assignment, conveyance, grant and/or contribution) to a



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trust, corporation or other entity, where the purchase of such Receivables may be funded or exchanged in whole or in part by the incurrence or issuance by the applicable Securitization SPV, if any, of Indebtedness or securities (such Indebtedness and securities being “Attributable Securitization Obligations”) that are to be secured by or otherwise satisfied by payments from, or that represent interests in, the cash flow derived primarily from such Receivables (provided, however, that “Indebtedness” as used in this definition shall not include Indebtedness incurred by a Securitization SPV owed to any Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, which Indebtedness represents all or a portion of the purchase price or other consideration paid by such Securitization SPV for such receivables or interests therein), where (i) any representation, warranty, covenant, recourse, repurchase, hold harmless, indemnity or similar obligations of such Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, as applicable, in respect of Receivables sold, assigned, conveyed, granted or contributed, or payments made in respect thereof, are customary for transactions of this type, and do not prevent the characterization of the transaction as a true sale under Applicable Laws (including debtor relief laws) and (ii) any representation, warranty, covenant, recourse, repurchase, hold harmless, indemnity or similar obligations of any Securitization SPV in respect of Receivables sold, assigned, conveyed, granted or contributed or payments made in respect thereof, are customary for transactions of this type.
Person” means an individual, partnership, corporation (including a business trust), limited liability company, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated association, joint venture or other entity, or a government or any political subdivision or agency thereof.
Plan” means, at any time, an “employee pension benefit plan” (as defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is covered by Title IV of ERISA or subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412 or 430 of the Code and (i) is (A) maintained by or contributed to by (or to which there is or may be an obligation to contribute to by) any Borrower or any member of the Controlled Group, or (B) maintained pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or any other arrangement under which more than one employer makes contributions, or (ii) as to which any Borrower or a member of the Controlled Group has within the preceding five plan years maintained, contributed to or had an obligation to contribute to.
Platform” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.03(b).
PPUC Order” means the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission opinion and order Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission v. Pennsylvania Electric Company and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission v. Metropolitan Edison Company [consolidated], 210 WL 2911737 (Pa.P.U.C.) (March 3, 2010), as subsequently affirmed by an opinion and order of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on June 14, 2011, Metropolitan Edison Company v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, 22 A.3d 353 (Pa.Commw. 2011), and left undisturbed by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in its order issued on September 30, 2013 (Civil Action No. 11-cv-04474), which order was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on September 16, 2014, and the petition for rehearing was denied on October 15, 2014. A petition for writ of certiorari



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was filed with the United States Supreme Court on February 12, 2015, which was denied on May 26, 2015.
Pro-Rata Advance” means an advance by a Lender to any Borrower as part of a Pro-Rata Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.01 and refers to an Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advance or a Eurodollar Rate Advance, subject to Conversion pursuant to Section 2.10 or 2.11.
Pro-Rata Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Pro-Rata Advances of the same Type made by each of the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01 or Converted pursuant to Section 2.10 or 2.11.
PUCO” means The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Receivables” means any accounts receivable, payment intangibles, notes receivable, rights to receive future payments and related rights (whether now existing or arising or acquired in the future, whether constituting accounts, chattel paper, instruments, general intangibles or otherwise, and including the right to payment of any interest or finance charges), including (i) financial transmission rights (“FTRs”) or any other rights to payment from PJM Interconnection LLC or another regional transmission authority of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or (ii) the right to impose, charge, collect and receive special, irrevocable, nonbypassable charges based upon the consumption of electricity imposed pursuant to Applicable Law on a Borrower’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ ratepayers, and any supporting obligations and other financial assets related thereto (including all collateral securing such accounts receivables, FTRs or other assets, contracts and contract rights, all guarantees with respect thereto, and all proceeds thereof) that are transferred, or in respect of which security interests are granted in one or more transactions that are customary for asset securitizations of such Receivables.
Recipient” means, as applicable, (i) the Administrative Agent, (ii) any Lender, (iii) any Fronting Bank and (iv) any Swing Line Lender.
Reference Ratings” means, with respect to any Borrower, the ratings assigned by S&P and Moody’s to the senior unsecured non-credit enhanced debt of such Borrower; provided that, if there is no such rating, “Reference Ratings” shall mean the ratings that are one level below the respective ratings assigned by S&P and Moody’s to the senior secured debt of such Borrower.
Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.08(c).
Reimbursement Obligation” means the obligation of each Borrower to reimburse a Fronting Bank for any Drawing paid by such Fronting Bank pursuant to Section 2.04(g).
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.
Reportable Compliance Event” means that any Covered Entity becomes a Sanctioned Person, or is charged by indictment, criminal complaint or similar charging



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instrument, arraigned, or custodially detained in connection with any Anti-Corruption Law or any predicate crime to any Anti-Corruption Law, or has knowledge of facts or circumstances to the effect that it is reasonably likely that any aspect of its operations is in actual or probable violation of any Anti-Corruption Law.
Required Reimbursement Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.04(f)(i).
S&P” means S&P Global Ratings, a business unit of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a subsidiary of S&P Global Inc.
Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a region, country or territory which is, or whose government is, the subject or target of any Sanctions (at the date of this Agreement, the Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria).
Sanctioned Person” means (a) any Person named on the list of Specially Designated Nationals maintained by OFAC, or any other Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of the Treasury or any other U.S. Governmental Authority, or maintained by the United Nations Security Council, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, the European Union or any member state thereof, as may be amended, supplemented or substituted from time to time, (b) any Person that is (i) operating, located, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country, to the extent such presence in the Sanctioned Country means that such Person is the target of Sanctions, or (ii) the subject or target of any Sanctions, or (c) any Person controlled by any such Person described in the foregoing clause (a) or clause (b). For purposes of the foregoing clause (c), “control” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in the definition of “Covered Entity”.
Sanctions” means economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by OFAC, the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Department of Treasury, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom.
SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Securitization SPV” means any trust, partnership or other Person established by a Borrower or a Subsidiary of such Borrower to implement a Permitted Securitization.
Service” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Eurodollar Rate”.
Significant Subsidiaries” means (i) with respect to FE, each of CEI, Met-Ed, OE, Penn, TE, JCP&L, MP, Penelec, PE, West-Penn, FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC, American Transmission Systems, Incorporated, Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Company and Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, LLC, and any successor to any of them, and (ii) with respect to any Borrower, any significant subsidiary (as such term is defined in Regulation S-X of the SEC (17 C.F.R. §210.1-02(w)), or any successor provision) of such Borrower (excluding



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Securitization SPVs); provided, however, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the Unregulated Subsidiaries shall constitute a Significant Subsidiary.
SPC” has the meaning set forth in Section 8.08(g).
Specified Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.19(c).
Stated Amount” means the maximum amount available to be drawn by a Beneficiary under a Letter of Credit.
Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, any corporation or other entity of which securities or other ownership interests having ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the Board of Directors or other persons performing similar functions are at the time directly or indirectly owned by such a Person, or one or more Subsidiaries, or by such Person and one or more of its Subsidiaries.
Swing Line Advance” means an Advance made by a Swing Line Lender to any Borrower as part of a Swing Line Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.03.
Swing Line Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of a Swing Line Advance made by a Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.03.
Swing Line Commitment” means, with respect to any Swing Line Lender, the aggregate amount of Swing Line Advances that such Swing Line Lender agrees to make, as modified from time to time pursuant to an agreement signed by such Swing Line Lender. With respect to each Lender that is a Swing Line Lender on the date hereof, such Swing Line Lender’s Swing Line Commitment shall equal the “Swing Line Commitment” listed for such Swing Line Lender on Schedule III and, with respect to any Lender that becomes a Swing Line Lender after the date hereof, such Lender’s Swing Line Commitment shall equal the amount agreed upon between the Borrowers and such Lenders at the time such Lender becomes a Swing Line Lender.
Swing Line Lender” means each of the Lenders identified as a “Swing Line Lender” on Schedule III and any other Lender or Affiliate thereof that may be appointed from time to time by the Borrowers to provide Swing Line Advances under this Agreement, that is reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and that accepts such appointment.
Swing Line Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (i) $250,000,000 and (ii) the aggregate Swing Line Commitments. The Swing Line Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the aggregate Commitments.
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.
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TE PUCO Order” means the order of the PUCO, dated December 16, 2015, that authorizes TE to obtain Extensions of Credit until December 31, 2016, as amended, extended, supplemented, replaced or renewed from time to time.
Termination Date” means December 6, 2021, subject, for certain Lenders, to the extension described in Section 2.19 hereof, or, in any case, the earlier date of termination in whole of the Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06 or Section 6.01 hereof.
Termination Event” means (i) a Reportable Event described in Section 4043(c) of ERISA and the regulations issued thereunder (other than a Reportable Event not subject to the provision for 30-day notice to the PBGC under such regulations), or (ii) the withdrawal of any Borrower or any member of the Controlled Group from a Plan during a plan year in which it was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA, or (iii) a cessation of operations with respect to which any Borrower or any member of the Controlled Group has incurred liability under Section 4062(e) of ERISA, or (iv) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate a Plan or the treatment of a Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041 or 4042 of ERISA, or (v) the institution of proceedings to terminate a Plan by the PBGC, or (vi) any other event or condition that might constitute grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment by a court of competent jurisdiction of a trustee to administer, any Plan.
Total Capitalization” means, with respect to any Borrower at any date of determination, the sum, without duplication, of (i) Consolidated Debt of such Borrower, (ii) the capital stock (but excluding treasury stock and capital stock subscribed and unissued) and other equity accounts (including retained earnings and paid in capital but excluding accumulated other comprehensive income and loss) of such Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, (iii) consolidated equity of the preference stockholders of such Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries, and (iv) the aggregate principal amount of Trust Preferred Securities and Junior Subordinated Deferred Interest Debt Obligations of such Borrower and its Consolidated Subsidiaries; provided, however, that, commencing with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2016 and for each fiscal quarter ending thereafter, “Total Capitalization” shall be determined subject to the following adjustments:
(A)    as applicable, for the respective Borrowers, there shall be excluded in such determination the following after-tax effects resulting from non-cash write-downs and non-cash charges occurring and recognized for the periods indicated below as reflected in the consolidated financial statements of the applicable Borrowers for such periods:
(1)    in respect of pension and other postemployment benefits occurring and recognized in fiscal years 2011 and 2012, which shall not exceed in the aggregate $691,600,000 for all Borrowers (without duplication but allowing for, as applicable, consolidation);
(2)    in respect of asset impairments attributable to the Albright, Rivesville and Willow Island Plants owned by MP, the Armstrong and R. Paul Plants owned by AESC, and the Bay Shore (Units 2-4 only), Eastlake (Units 4-5 only), Fremont



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and Richland Plants owned by FirstEnergy Generation, LLC occurring and recognized in fiscal year 2011, which shall not exceed in the aggregate $255,400,000 for all Borrowers (without duplication but allowing for, as applicable, consolidation);
(3)    in respect of asset impairments attributable to the Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station and the Mitchell Power Station owned by AESC occurring and recognized in fiscal year 2013 through September 30, 2013, which shall not exceed in the aggregate $317,300,000 for all Borrowers (without duplication but allowing for, as applicable, consolidation); and
(4)    in respect of asset impairments attributable to the power generation assets owned by the Unregulated Subsidiaries occurring and recognized during the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2016 and from time to time thereafter, which shall not exceed in the aggregate $5,500,000,000 for all Borrowers (without duplication but allowing for, as applicable, consolidation); and
(B)    in addition to the adjustments described in clause (A) above, for the respective Borrowers there shall be excluded in such determination the after-tax effects resulting from non-cash write-downs and non-cash charges attributable or relating to the following: (1)(i) pension and other postemployment benefits, (ii) impairment of regulatory and other long-lived assets, (iii) disallowance of regulatory assets, and (iv) goodwill impairment, in each case, occurring and recognized during the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013 and in any fiscal quarter ended or ending thereafter as reflected in the consolidated financial statements of the respective Borrowers for such periods, and (2) disallowance of regulatory assets consisting of marginal transmission line losses of Met-Ed and Penelec occurring during the period from January 11, 2007 through December 31, 2010 as described in the PPUC Order, in each case, occurring and recognized during the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2013 as reflected in the consolidated financial statements of the respective Borrowers for such period, but such adjustments shall not exceed in the aggregate $1,500,000,000 for all Borrowers (without duplication but allowing for, as applicable, consolidation).
Trust Preferred Securities” means any securities, however denominated, (i) issued by any Borrower or any Consolidated Subsidiary of any Borrower, (ii) that are not subject to mandatory redemption or the underlying securities, if any, of which are not subject to mandatory redemption, (iii) that are perpetual or mature no less than 30 years from the date of issuance, (iv) the indebtedness issued in connection with which, including any guaranty, is subordinate in right of payment to the unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of the issuer of such indebtedness or guaranty, and (v) the terms of which permit the deferral of the payment of interest or distributions thereon to a date occurring after the latest Termination Date.
Type” means the designation of a Borrowing or an Advance as a Eurodollar Rate Borrowing or Advance or as an Alternate Base Rate Borrowing or Advance.
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Unmatured Default” means any event that, with the giving of notice or the passage of time, or both, would constitute an Event of Default.
Unregulated Money Pool Agreement” means the Fifth Amended and Restated Non-Utility Money Pool Agreement, dated as of December 19, 2013, among FE, FES, AESC and certain other Affiliates of FES and AESC, as amended, modified, restated or replaced from time to time.
Unregulated Subsidiaries” means FES, AESC, FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, Bay Shore Power Company and, as applicable, their respective Subsidiaries.
U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.16(g)(ii)(B)(iii).
West-Penn” has the meaning set forth in the preamble hereto.
West-Penn FERC Order” means the order of the FERC, dated December 2, 2015, that authorizes PE to obtain Extensions of Credit until December 19, 2017, as amended, extended, supplemented, replaced or renewed from time to time.
Withholding Agent” means any Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.
SECTION 1.02. Computation of Time Periods.
In this Agreement in the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including” and the words “to” and “until” each means “to but excluding”.
SECTION 1.03. Accounting Terms.
All accounting terms not specifically defined herein shall be construed in accordance with GAAP consistent with those applied in the preparation of the financial statements referred to in Section 4.01(g).
SECTION 1.04. Terms Generally.
Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”. The word “will” shall be construed to have the



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same meaning and effect as the word “shall”. Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, restatements, supplements or modifications set forth herein), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (iii) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provisions hereof, (iv) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement, and (v) the definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined.
ARTICLE II
AMOUNTS AND TERMS OF THE ADVANCES AND LETTERS OF CREDIT
SECTION 2.01. The Pro-Rata Advances.
Each Lender severally agrees, on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, to make Pro-Rata Advances to each Borrower in Dollars only from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the date hereof until the Termination Date applicable to such Lender in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the Available Commitment of such Lender. Each Pro-Rata Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $5,000,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and shall consist of Advances of the same Type and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Advances, having the same Interest Period made or Converted on the same day by the Lenders ratably according to their respective Commitments. Within the limits of each Lender’s Available Commitment, and subject to the conditions set forth in Article III and the other terms and conditions hereof, each Borrower may from time to time borrow, prepay pursuant to Section 2.12 and reborrow under this Section 2.01; provided, that in no case shall any Lender be required to make a Pro-Rata Advance to a Borrower hereunder if (i) the amount of such Pro-Rata Advance would exceed such Lender’s Available Commitment, (ii) the making of such Pro-Rata Advance, together with the making of the other Pro-Rata Advances constituting part of the same Pro-Rata Borrowing, would cause the total amount of all Outstanding Credits to exceed the aggregate amount of the Commitments or (iii) the amount of such Pro-Rata Advance, together with all other Outstanding Credits for the account of such Borrower, would exceed such Borrower’s Borrower Sublimit.
SECTION 2.02. Making the Pro-Rata Advances.
(a)    Each Pro-Rata Borrowing shall be made on notice, given (i) in the case of a Pro-Rata Borrowing comprising Eurodollar Rate Advances, not later than 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on the third Business Day prior to the date of the proposed Borrowing, and (ii) in the case of a Pro-Rata Borrowing comprising Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advances, not later than 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on the date of the proposed Pro-Rata Borrowing, by any Borrower to the Administrative Agent, which shall give to each Lender prompt notice thereof. Each such Notice of Pro-Rata Borrowing by a Borrower shall be by facsimile, in substantially the form of Exhibit C hereto, specifying therein the requested (A) date of such Pro-Rata Borrowing, (B) Type of Pro-Rata



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Advances to be made in connection with such Pro-Rata Borrowing, (C) aggregate amount of such Pro-Rata Borrowing, (D) in the case of a Pro-Rata Borrowing comprising Eurodollar Rate Advances, the initial Interest Period for each such Pro-Rata Advance, which Pro-Rata Borrowing shall be subject to the limitations stated in the definition of “Interest Period” in Section 1.01, and (E) the identity of the Borrower requesting such Pro-Rata Borrowing. Each Borrower may request that more than one Borrowing be made on any date. Each Lender shall, before 1:00 p.m. (New York time) on the date of such Pro-Rata Borrowing, make available for the account of its Applicable Lending Office to the Administrative Agent at its address referred to in Section 8.02, in same day funds, such Lender’s Percentage of such Pro-Rata Borrowing. After the Administrative Agent’s receipt of such funds and upon fulfillment of the applicable conditions set forth in Article III, the Administrative Agent will make such funds available to such Borrower at the Administrative Agent’s aforesaid address.
(b)    Each Notice of Pro-Rata Borrowing delivered by any Borrower shall be irrevocable and binding on such Borrower. In the case of any Notice of Pro-Rata Borrowing delivered by any Borrower requesting Eurodollar Rate Advances, such Borrower shall indemnify each Lender against any loss, cost or expense incurred by such Lender as a result of any failure by such Borrower to fulfill on or before the date specified in such Notice of Pro-Rata Borrowing the applicable conditions set forth in Article III, including, without limitation, any loss (including loss of anticipated profits), cost or expense incurred by reason of the liquidation or redeployment of deposits or other funds acquired by such Lender to fund the Pro-Rata Advance to be made by such Lender as part of such Borrowing when such Pro-Rata Advance, as a result of such failure, is not made on such date.
(c)    Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received written notice via facsimile transmission from a Lender prior to (A) 5:00 p.m. (New York time) one Business Day prior to the date of a Pro-Rata Borrowing comprising Eurodollar Rate Advances or (B) 12:00 noon (New York time) on the date of a Pro-Rata Borrowing comprising Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advances that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s Percentage of such Pro-Rata Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such portion available to the Administrative Agent on the date of such Pro-Rata Borrowing in accordance with subsection (a) of this Section 2.02 and the Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the applicable Borrower on such date a corresponding amount. If and to the extent that such Lender shall not have so made such Percentage of such Pro-Rata Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, such Lender and such Borrower severally agree to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount together with interest thereon, for each day from the date such amount is made available to such Borrower until the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of such Borrower, the interest rate applicable at the time to Pro-Rata Advances made in connection with such Pro-Rata Borrowing and (ii) in the case of such Lender, the Federal Funds Rate. If such Lender shall repay to the Administrative Agent such corresponding amount, such amount so repaid shall constitute such Lender’s Pro-Rata Advance as part of such Pro-Rata Borrowing for purposes of this Agreement.
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Advance to be made by it as part of any Pro-Rata Borrowing shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligation, if any, hereunder to make its Pro-Rata Advance on the date of such Pro-Rata Borrowing, but no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make the Pro-Rata Advance to be made by such other Lender on the date of any Borrowing.
SECTION 2.03. Swing Line Advances.
(a)    The Swing Line. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Swing Line Lender agrees to make Swing Line Advances to any Borrower in Dollars only from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the date hereof until the Termination Date applicable to such Swing Line Lender in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time the amount of such Swing Line Lender’s Swing Line Commitment; provided, however, no Swing Line Lender shall be required to make a Swing Line Advance hereunder if (i) the amount of such Swing Line Advance, together with the aggregate principal amount of all other Swing Line Advances outstanding would exceed the Swing Line Sublimit, (ii) the making of such Swing Line Advance, together with the making of the other Swing Line Advances constituting part of the same Swing Line Borrowing, would cause the total amount of all Outstanding Credits to exceed the aggregate amount of the Commitments or (iii) the amount of such Swing Line Advance would exceed such Borrower’s Borrower Sublimit. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, each Borrower may borrow under this Section 2.03, prepay under Section 2.12, and reborrow under this Section 2.03. Immediately upon the making of a Swing Line Advance, each Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the applicable Swing Line Lender a risk participation in such Swing Line Advance in an amount equal to such Lender’s Percentage of the amount of such Swing Line Advance. No more than five Swing Line Advances may be outstanding hereunder at any time.
(b)    Borrowing Procedures. Each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made upon any Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the applicable Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone. Each such notice must be received by the applicable Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on the date of the proposed Swing Line Borrowing, or at such later time as a Swing Line Lender may agree, and shall specify (i) the date of such Swing Line Borrowing, (ii) the amount of such Swing Line Borrowing, which shall be not less than $1,000,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, and (iii) the identity of the Borrower requesting such Swing Line Borrowing. Each such telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the relevant Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent of a written Notice of Swing Line Borrowing, appropriately completed and signed by such Borrower. Promptly after receipt by such Swing Line Lender of any telephonic Notice of Swing Line Borrowing, such Swing Line Lender will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has also received such Notice of Swing Line Borrowing and, if not, such Swing Line Lender will notify the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) of the contents thereof. Unless such Swing Line Lender has received notice (by telephone or in writing) from the Administrative Agent (including at the request of any Lender) prior to 12:00 p.m. (New York time) on the date of the proposed Swing Line Borrowing (A) directing such Swing Line Lender not to make such Swing Line Advance as a result of the limitations set forth in the first sentence of Section 2.03(a) or (B) that one or more of the applicable



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conditions specified in Article III is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, such Swing Line Lender will, not later than 1:00 p.m. on the borrowing date specified in such Notice of Swing Line Borrowing, make the amount of its Swing Line Advance available to the applicable Borrower at its office by crediting the account of such Borrower on the books of such Swing Line Lender in immediately available funds.
(c)    Refinancing of Swing Line Advances.
(i)    Each Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, on behalf of any Borrower (each of which hereby irrevocably authorizes each Swing Line Lender to so request on its behalf), that each Lender make an Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advance in an amount equal to such Lender’s Percentage of the amount of Swing Line Advances made by such Swing Line Lender then outstanding to such Borrower. Such request shall be made in writing (which written request shall be deemed to be a Notice of Pro-Rata Borrowing for purposes hereof) and in accordance with the requirements of Sections 2.01 and 2.02, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified therein for the principal amount of Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advances, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 3.02. Such Swing Line Lender shall furnish such Borrower with a copy of the applicable Notice of Pro-Rata Borrowing promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent. Each Lender shall, before 1:00 p.m. (New York time) on the date of such Borrowing, make available for the account of its Applicable Lending Office to the Administrative Agent at its address referred to in Section 8.02, in same day funds, such Lender’s Percentage of such Pro-Rata Borrowing. After the Administrative Agent’s receipt of such funds and upon fulfillment of the applicable conditions set forth in Article III, the Administrative Agent will make such funds available to such Borrower at the Administrative Agent’s aforesaid address, whereupon, subject to Section 2.03(c)(ii), each Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made an Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advance to such Borrower in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the applicable Swing Line Lender.
(ii)    If for any reason any Swing Line Advance cannot be refinanced by a Pro-Rata Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.03(c)(i), the request for Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advances submitted by a Swing Line Lender as set forth herein shall be deemed to be a request by such Swing Line Lender that each Lender fund its risk participation in the relevant Swing Line Advances, and each Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) shall be deemed payment in respect of such participation.
(iii)    If any Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of any Swing Line Lender any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(c) by the time specified in Section 2.03(c)(i), such Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to such Swing Line Lender at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal



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Funds Rate and a rate determined by such Swing Line Lender in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation. A certificate of such Swing Line Lender submitted to any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(iv)    Each Lender’s obligation to make Pro-Rata Advances or to purchase and fund risk participations in Swing Line Advances pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right that such Lender may have against any Swing Line Lender, any Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (B) the occurrence or continuance of an Unmatured Default or Event of Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, however, that each Lender’s obligation to make Pro-Rata Advances pursuant to this Section 2.03(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 3.02. No such funding of risk participations shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of any Borrower to repay Swing Line Advances, together with interest as provided herein.
(d)    Repayment of Participations.
(i)    At any time after any Lender has purchased and funded a risk participation in a Swing Line Advance, if the applicable Swing Line Lender receives any payment on account of such Swing Line Advance, such Swing Line Lender will distribute to such Lender its Percentage of such payment (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Lender’s risk participation was funded) in the same funds as those received by such Swing Line Lender.
(ii)    If any payment received by any Swing Line Lender in respect of principal or interest on any Swing Line Advance is required to be returned by such Swing Line Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 2.15(g) (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Swing Line Lender in its discretion), each Lender shall pay to such Swing Line Lender its Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate. The Administrative Agent will make such demand upon the request of such Swing Line Lender. The obligations of the Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the obligations hereunder and the termination of this Agreement.
(e)    Interest for Account of Swing Line Lenders. Each Swing Line Lender shall be responsible for invoicing the applicable Borrower for interest on the Swing Line Advances made to such Borrower. Until each Lender funds its Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advance or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.03 to refinance such Lender’s Percentage of any Swing Line Advance, interest in respect of such Percentage interest shall be solely for the account of such Swing Line Lender.
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SECTION 2.04. Letters of Credit.
(a)    Agreement of Fronting Banks. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, each Fronting Bank agrees to issue and amend (including, without limitation, to extend or renew) for the account of any Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof (each such Person, an “Account Party”) one or more standby letters of credit (individually, a “Letter of Credit” and collectively, the “Letters of Credit”) from and including the date hereof to the third Business Day preceding the Termination Date applicable to such Fronting Bank, in an aggregate Stated Amount at any time outstanding not to exceed such Fronting Bank’s L/C Fronting Bank Commitment, up to a maximum aggregate Stated Amount of all Letters of Credit at any one time outstanding equal to the L/C Commitment Amount minus Reimbursement Obligations outstanding at such time. Each Letter of Credit may be renewable (if so requested by the applicable Borrower), shall have a Stated Amount not less than $100,000 and shall have an Expiration Date of no later than the earlier of (x) the third Business Day preceding the then-scheduled Termination Date applicable to the Fronting Bank issuing such Letter of Credit and (y) the date occurring one year after the Date of Issuance of such Letter of Credit; provided, however, that no Fronting Bank will issue or amend a Letter of Credit if, immediately following such issuance or amendment, (i) the Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit would (A) exceed the Available Commitments or (B) when aggregated with (1) the Stated Amounts of all other outstanding Letters of Credit and (2) the outstanding Reimbursement Obligations, exceed the L/C Commitment Amount or (ii) the total amount of all Outstanding Credits would exceed the aggregate amount of the Commitments. Letters of Credit shall be denominated in Dollars only. Notwithstanding that any Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder may be in support of any obligations of, or for the account of, a Subsidiary of a Borrower, any Borrower that requests the issuance of any such Letter of Credit in support of any obligations of, or for the account of, any of its Subsidiaries shall be obligated to reimburse the applicable Fronting Bank for any and all drawings under such Letter of Credit. Each Borrower that requests the issuance of any such Letter of Credit hereby acknowledges that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of its Subsidiaries inures to such Borrower’s benefit and that such Borrower’s business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Subsidiary. No Fronting Bank shall be under any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if (A) any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain such Fronting Bank from issuing such Letter of Credit, (B) any law applicable to such Fronting Bank or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such Fronting Bank shall prohibit, or request that such Fronting Bank refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon such Fronting Bank with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which such Fronting Bank is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the date hereof, or shall impose upon such Fronting Bank any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense that was not applicable on the date hereof and that such Fronting Bank in good faith deems material to it, (C) the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of such Fronting Bank or (D) such Fronting Bank is not required to make any Extension of Credit in connection with a Letter of Credit under Section 2.21(d).
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Fronting Bank. At the time of issuance or amendment, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the amount and the terms and conditions of each Letter of Credit shall be subject to approval by the applicable Fronting Bank and the applicable Borrower.
(c)    Notice of Issuance; Application. The applicable Borrower shall give the applicable Fronting Bank and the Administrative Agent written notice, or telephonic notice confirmed in writing, in any case, at least two Business Days (or such shorter period as such Fronting Bank may agree in its sole discretion) prior to the requested Date of Issuance of a Letter of Credit, such notice to be in substantially the form of Exhibit E hereto (a “Letter of Credit Request”). Such Borrower shall also execute and deliver such customary letter of credit application forms as requested from time to time by such Fronting Bank. Such application forms shall indicate the identity of the Account Party and that such Borrower is the “Applicant” or shall otherwise indicate that such Borrower is the obligor in respect of any Letter of Credit to be issued thereunder. If the terms or conditions of the application forms conflict with any provision of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall govern.
(d)    Issuance. Provided that the applicable Borrower has given the notice prescribed by Section 2.04(c) and subject to the other terms and conditions of this Agreement, including the satisfaction of the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Article III, the applicable Fronting Bank shall issue the requested Letter of Credit on the requested Date of Issuance as set forth in the applicable Letter of Credit Request for the benefit of the stipulated Beneficiary and shall deliver the original of such Letter of Credit to the Beneficiary at the address specified in the notice. At the request of the applicable Borrower, such Fronting Bank shall deliver a copy of each Letter of Credit to such Borrower within a reasonable time after the Date of Issuance thereof. Upon the request of such Borrower, such Fronting Bank shall deliver to such Borrower a copy of any Letter of Credit proposed to be issued hereunder prior to the issuance thereof.
(e)    Notice of Drawing. Each Fronting Bank shall promptly notify the applicable Borrower by telephone, facsimile or other telecommunication of any Drawing under a Letter of Credit issued for the account of such Borrower by such Fronting Bank.
(f)    Payments. Each Borrower hereby agrees to pay to each Fronting Bank, in the manner provided in subsection (g) below:
(i)    on the date of receipt by such Borrower of notice of any Drawing pursuant to a subsection (e) above, if such notice is received not later than 11:00 a.m. (New York City time), or on the first Business Day following receipt of such notice by such Borrower, if such notice is received later than 11:00 a.m. (New York City time), an amount equal to the amount paid by such Fronting Bank in connection with such Drawing (such date being the “Required Reimbursement Date”); and
(ii)    if any Drawing shall be reimbursed to any Fronting Bank after 12:00 noon (New York time) on the applicable Payment Date, interest on any and all amounts required to be paid pursuant to clause (i) of this subsection (f) from and after such Payment Date until payment in full, payable on demand, at the annual rate of interest applicable to Alternate Base Rate Advances as in effect from time to time, provided, however, that from and after



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the Required Reimbursement Date with respect to such Drawing until payment in full, such interest rate shall be increased by 2.00% per annum.
(g)    Method of Reimbursement. Each Borrower shall reimburse each Fronting Bank for each Drawing under any Letter of Credit issued for the account of such Borrower by such Fronting Bank pursuant to subsection (f) above in the following manner:
(i)    such Borrower shall reimburse such Fronting Bank in the manner described in subsection (f) above and Section 2.15; or
(ii)    if (A) such Borrower has not reimbursed such Fronting Bank pursuant to paragraph (i) above, (B) the applicable conditions to Borrowing set forth in Articles II and III have been fulfilled, and (C) the Available Commitments in effect at such time exceed the amount of the Drawing to be reimbursed, such Borrower may reimburse such Fronting Bank for such Drawing with the proceeds of an Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advance or, if the conditions specified in the foregoing clauses (A), (B) and (C) have been satisfied and a Notice of Borrowing requesting a Eurodollar Rate Advance has been given in accordance with Section 2.02 three Business Days prior to the relevant Payment Date, with the proceeds of a Eurodollar Rate Advance.
(h)    Nature of Fronting Banks’ Duties. In determining whether to honor any Drawing under any Letter of Credit issued by any Fronting Bank, such Fronting Bank shall be responsible only to determine that the documents and certificates required to be delivered under such Letter of Credit have been delivered and that they comply on their face with the requirements of such Letter of Credit. Each Borrower otherwise assumes all risks of the acts and omissions of, or misuse of any Letter of Credit issued by any Fronting Bank for the account of such Borrower by, the Beneficiary of such Letter of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, but consistent with Applicable Law, no Fronting Bank shall be responsible, absent gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by the final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction), (i) for 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 any drawing honored under a Letter of Credit, even if it should in fact prove to be in any or all respects invalid, insufficient, inaccurate, fraudulent or forged; (ii) for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign any such 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) for errors, omissions, interruptions or delays in transmission or delivery of any messages, by mail, cable, telegraph, telex, facsimile or otherwise, whether or not they be in cipher; (iv) for errors in interpretation of technical terms; (v) for any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under any such Letter of Credit, or the proceeds thereof; (vi) for the misapplication by the Beneficiary of any such Letter of Credit or of the proceeds of any drawing honored under such Letter of Credit; and (vii) for any consequences arising from causes beyond the control of such Fronting Bank. None of the above shall affect, impair or prevent the vesting of any of such Fronting Bank’s rights or powers hereunder. Not in limitation of the foregoing, any action taken or omitted to be taken by any Fronting Bank under or in connection with any Letter of Credit shall not create against such Fronting Bank any liability to the Borrowers or any Lender, except for actions or omissions resulting from the gross



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negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by the final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction) of such Fronting Bank or any of its agents or representatives, and such Fronting Bank shall not be required to take any action that exposes such Fronting Bank to personal liability or that is contrary to this Agreement or Applicable Law.
(i)    Obligations of Borrowers Absolute. The obligation of each Borrower to reimburse each Fronting Bank for Drawings honored under the Letters of Credit issued for the account of such Borrower by such Fronting Bank shall be unconditional and irrevocable and shall be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under all circumstances including, without limitation, the following circumstances:
(i)    any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit;
(ii)    the existence of any claim, set-off, defense or other right that any Borrower, any Account Party or any Affiliate of any Borrower or any Account Party may have at any time against a Beneficiary or any transferee of any Letter of Credit (or any Persons or entities for whom any such Beneficiary or transferee may be acting), such Fronting Bank or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated herein or any unrelated transaction;
(iii)    any draft, demand, certificate or any other documents presented under any Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect;
(iv)    the surrender or impairment of any security for the performance or observance of any of the terms of any of the Loan Documents;
(v)    any non-application or misapplication by the Beneficiary of the proceeds of any Drawing under a Letter of Credit; or
(vi)    the fact that an Event of Default or an Unmatured Default shall have occurred and be continuing.
No payment made under this Section shall be deemed to be a waiver of any claim any Borrower may have against any Fronting Bank or any other Person.
(j)    Participations by Lenders. By the issuance of a Letter of Credit and without any further action on the part of any Fronting Bank or any Lender in respect thereof, each Fronting Bank shall hereby be deemed to have granted to each Lender, and each Lender shall hereby be deemed to have acquired from such Fronting Bank, an undivided interest and participation in such Letter of Credit (including any letter of credit issued by such Fronting Bank in substitution or exchange for such Letter of Credit pursuant to the terms thereof) equal to such Lender’s Percentage of the Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit, effective upon the issuance of such Letter of Credit. In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to such Fronting Bank, in accordance with this subsection (j), such Lender’s Percentage of each payment made by such Fronting Bank in respect of an unreimbursed Drawing under a Letter of Credit. Such Fronting Bank shall notify the Administrative Agent of the



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amount of such unreimbursed Drawing honored by it not later than (x) 12:00 noon (New York time) on the date of payment of a draft under a Letter of Credit, if such payment is made at or prior to 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on such day, and (y) the close of business (New York time) on the date of payment of a draft under a Letter of Credit, if such payment is made after 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on such day, and the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the date and amount of such unreimbursed Drawing under such Letter of Credit honored by such Fronting Bank and the amount of such Lender’s Percentage therein no later than (1) 1:00 p.m. (New York time) on such day, if such payment is made at or prior to 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on such day, and (2) 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on the next following Business Day, if such payment is made after 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on such day. Not later than 2:00 p.m. (New York time) on the date of receipt of a notice of an unreimbursed Drawing by a Lender, such Lender agrees to pay to such Fronting Bank an amount equal to the product of (A) such Lender’s Percentage and (B) the amount of the payment made by such Fronting Bank in respect of such unreimbursed Drawing.
If payment of the amount due pursuant to the preceding sentence from a Lender is received by such Fronting Bank after the close of business on the date it is due, such Lender agrees to pay to such Fronting Bank, in addition to (and along with) its payment of the amount due pursuant to the preceding sentence, interest on such amount at a rate per annum equal to (i) for the period from and including the date such payment is due to but excluding the second succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate, and (ii) for the period from and including the second Business Day succeeding the date such payment is due to but excluding the date on which such amount is paid in full, the Federal Funds Rate plus 2.00% per annum.
(k)    Obligations of Lenders Absolute. Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that (i) its obligation to acquire a participation in any Fronting Bank’s liability in respect of the Letters of Credit and (ii) its obligation to make the payments specified herein, and the right of each Fronting Bank to receive the same, in the manner specified herein, are absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstances whatsoever, including, without limitation, (A) the occurrence and continuance of any Event of Default or Unmatured Default; (B) any other breach or default by any Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any Lender hereunder; (C) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit or any Loan Document; (D) the existence of any claim, setoff, defense or other right that the Lender may have at any time against any Borrower, any other Account Party, any Beneficiary, any Fronting Bank or any other Lender; (E) the existence of any claim, setoff, defense or other right that any Borrower may have at any time against any Beneficiary, any Fronting Bank, the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement or any other documents contemplated hereby or any unrelated transactions; (F) any amendment or waiver of, or consent to any departure from, all or any of the Letters of Credit or this Agreement; (G) any statement or any document presented under any Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect; (H) payment by any Fronting Bank under any Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or certificate that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit, so long as such payment is not the consequence of such Fronting Bank’s gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by the final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction) in determining whether documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof; (I) the occurrence of the Termination Date; or (J) any other circumstance or happening



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whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing. Nothing herein shall prevent the assertion by any Lender of a claim by separate suit or compulsory counterclaim, nor shall any payment made by a Lender under Section 2.04 hereof be deemed to be a waiver of any claim that a Lender may have against any Fronting Bank or any other Person.
(l)    Proceeds of Reimbursements. Upon receipt of a payment from a Borrower pursuant to subsection (f) hereof, the applicable Fronting Bank shall promptly transfer to each Lender that has funded its participation in the applicable Drawing pursuant to subsection (j) above, such Lender’s pro rata share (determined in accordance with such Lender’s Percentage) of such payment. All payments due to the Lenders from any Fronting Bank pursuant to this subsection (l) shall be made to the Lenders if, as, and, to the extent possible, when such Fronting Bank receives payments in respect of Drawings under the Letters of Credit pursuant to subsection (f) hereof, and in the same funds in which such amounts are received; provided that if any Lender to which such Fronting Bank is required to transfer any such payment (or any portion thereof) pursuant to this subsection (l) does not receive such payment (or portion thereof) prior to (i) the close of business on the Business Day on which such Fronting Bank received such payment from such Borrower, if such Fronting Bank received such payment prior to 1:00 p.m. (New York time) on such day, or (ii) 1:00 p.m. (New York time) on the Business Day next succeeding the Business Day on which such Fronting Bank received such payment from the Borrower, if such Fronting Bank received such payment after 1:00 p.m. (New York time) on such day, such Fronting Bank agrees to pay to such Lender, along with its payment of the portion of such payment due to such Lender, interest on such amount at a rate per annum equal to (A) for the period from and including the Business Day when such payment was required to be made to the Lenders to but excluding the second succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate and (B) for the period from and including the second Business Day succeeding the Business Day when such payment was required to be made to the Lenders to but excluding the date on which such amount is paid in full, the Federal Funds Rate plus 2.00% per annum.
(m)    Concerning the Fronting Banks. Each Fronting Bank will exercise and give the same care and attention to the Letters of Credit issued by it as it gives to its other letters of credit and similar obligations, and each Lender agrees that each Fronting Bank’s sole liability to such Lender shall be (i) to distribute promptly, as and when received by such Fronting Bank, and in accordance with the provisions of subsection (l) above, such Lender’s Percentage of any payments to such Fronting Bank by the Borrowers pursuant to subsection (f) above in respect of Drawings under the Letters of Credit issued by such Fronting Bank, (ii) to exercise or refrain from exercising any right or to take or to refrain from taking any action under this Agreement or any Letter of Credit issued by such Fronting Bank as may be directed in writing by the Majority Lenders (or, when expressly required by the terms of this Agreement, all of the Lenders) or the Administrative Agent acting at the direction and on behalf of the Majority Lenders (or, when expressly required by the terms of this Agreement, all of the Lenders), except to the extent required by the terms hereof or thereof or by Applicable Law, and (iii) as otherwise expressly set forth in this Section 2.04. No Fronting Bank shall be liable for any action taken or omitted at the request or with approval of the Majority Lenders (or, when expressly required by the terms of this Agreement, all of the Lenders) or of the Administrative Agent acting on behalf of the Majority Lenders (or, when expressly required by the terms of this Agreement, all of the Lenders) or for the nonperformance of the obligations of any other party under this Agreement, any Letter of Credit or any other document contemplated



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hereby or thereby. Without in any way limiting any of the foregoing, each Fronting Bank may rely upon the advice of counsel concerning legal matters and upon any written communication or any telephone conversation that it believes to be genuine or to have been signed, sent or made by the proper Person and shall not be required to make any inquiry concerning the performance by any Borrower, any Beneficiary or any other Person of any of their respective obligations and liabilities under or in respect of this Agreement, any Letter of Credit or any other documents contemplated hereby or thereby. No Fronting Bank shall have any obligation to make any claim, or assert any Lien, upon any property held by such Fronting Bank or assert any offset thereagainst in satisfaction of all or any part of the obligations of the Borrowers hereunder; provided that each Fronting Bank shall, if so directed by the Majority Lenders or the Administrative Agent acting on behalf of and with the consent of the Majority Lenders, have an obligation to make a claim, or assert a Lien, upon property held by such Fronting Bank in connection with this Agreement, or assert an offset thereagainst.
Each Fronting Bank may accept deposits from, make loans or otherwise extend credit to, and generally engage in any kind of banking or trust business with the Borrowers or any of their Affiliates, or any other Person, and receive payment on such loans or extensions of credit and otherwise act with respect thereto freely and without accountability in the same manner as if it were not a Fronting Bank hereunder.
Each Fronting Bank makes no representation or warranty and shall have no responsibility with respect to: (i) the genuineness, legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability of this Agreement or any other documents contemplated hereby; (ii) the truthfulness, accuracy or performance of any of the representations, warranties or agreements contained in this Agreement or any other documents contemplated hereby; (iii) the collectibility of any amounts due under this Agreement; (iv) the financial condition of the Borrowers or any other Person; or (v) any act or omission of any Beneficiary with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit or the proceeds of any Drawing under any Letter of Credit.
(n)    Indemnification of Fronting Banks by Lenders. To the extent that any Fronting Bank is not reimbursed and indemnified by the Borrowers under Section 8.05 hereof, each Lender agrees to reimburse and indemnify such Fronting Bank on demand, pro rata in accordance with such Lender’s Percentage, for and against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever that may be imposed on, incurred by or asserted against such Fronting Bank, in any way relating to or arising out of this Agreement, any Letter of Credit or any other document contemplated hereby or thereby, or any action taken or omitted by such Fronting Bank under or in connection with this Agreement, any Letter of Credit or any other document contemplated hereby or thereby; provided, however, that such Lender shall not be liable for any portion of such liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements resulting from such Fronting Bank’s gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by the final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction; and provided further, however, that such Lender shall not be liable to such Fronting Bank or any other Lender for the failure of any Borrower to reimburse such Fronting Bank for any drawing made under a Letter of Credit issued for the account of such Borrower with respect to which such Lender has paid such Fronting Bank



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such Lender’s pro rata share (determined in accordance with such Lender’s Percentage), or for such Borrower’s failure to pay interest thereon. Each Lender’s obligations under this subsection (n) shall survive the payment in full of all amounts payable by such Lender under subsection (j) above, and the termination of this Agreement and the Letters of Credit. Nothing in this subsection (n) is intended to limit any Lender’s reimbursement obligation contained in subsection (j) above.
(o)    Representations of Lenders. As between any Fronting Bank and the Lenders, by its execution and delivery of this Agreement each Lender hereby represents and warrants solely to such Fronting Bank that (i) it is duly organized and validly existing in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its formation, and has full corporate power, authority and legal right to execute, deliver and perform its obligations to such Fronting Bank under this Agreement; and (ii) this Agreement constitutes its legal, valid and binding obligation enforceable against it in accordance with the terms hereof, except as such enforceability may be limited by applicable bank organization, moratorium, conservatorship or other laws now or hereafter in effect affecting the enforcement of creditors rights in general and the rights of creditors of banks, and except as such enforceability may be limited by general principles of equity (whether considered in a proceeding at law or in equity).
(p)    The Letters of Credit listed in Schedule IV shall be deemed “Letters of Credit” upon fulfillment of the conditions precedent listed in Sections 3.01 and 3.02.
(q)    Successor Fronting Bank. Any Fronting Bank may resign at any time by giving written notice thereof to the Lenders, the other Fronting Banks and the Borrowers, as long as such Fronting Bank has no Letters of Credit outstanding under this Agreement. Upon such resignation, the Borrowers may designate one or more Lenders as Fronting Banks to replace the retiring Fronting Bank. If a Fronting Bank has any Letters of Credit outstanding under this Agreement and delivers a written notice of its intent to resign to the Lenders, the other Fronting Banks and the Borrowers, such Fronting Bank shall continue to honor its obligations under this Agreement, but shall have no obligation to issue any new Letter of Credit. Upon receipt of such notice of intent to resign, the Borrowers and such Fronting Bank may agree to replace or terminate the outstanding Letters of Credit issued by such Fronting Bank and to designate one or more Lenders as Fronting Banks to replace such Fronting Bank.
SECTION 2.05. Fees.
(a)    FE agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender a commitment fee on the amount of such Lender’s Available Commitment at such time from the date hereof in the case of each Bank and from the effective date specified in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which it became a Lender in the case of each other Lender until the Termination Date applicable to such Lender, payable quarterly in arrears on the last day of each March, June, September and December during such period, and on such Termination Date, at the rate per annum set forth below determined by reference to the Reference Ratings of FE from time to time in effect:



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BASIS FOR PRICING
LEVEL 1
Reference Ratings at least A- by S&P or A3 by Moody’s.
LEVEL 2
Reference Ratings lower than Level 1 but at least BBB+ by S&P or Baa1 by Moody’s.
LEVEL 3
Reference Ratings lower than Level 2 but at least BBB by S&P or Baa2 by Moody’s.
LEVEL 4
Reference Ratings lower than Level 3 but at least BBB- by S&P or Baa3 by Moody’s.
LEVEL 5
Reference Ratings lower than Level 4 but at least BB+ by S&P or Ba1 by Moody’s.
LEVEL 6
Reference Ratings lower than BB+ by S&P and Ba1 by Moody’s, or no Reference Ratings.
Commitment Fee
0.125%
0.175%
0.225%
0.275%
0.35%
0.50%

For purposes of the foregoing, if (i) there is a difference of one level in Reference Ratings of S&P and Moody’s and the higher of such Reference Ratings falls in Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 or Level 5, then the higher Reference Rating will be used to determine the commitment fee, and (ii) there is a difference of more than one level in Reference Ratings of S&P and Moody’s, the Reference Rating that is one level above the lower of such Reference Ratings will be used to determine the commitment fee, unless the lower of such Reference Ratings falls in Level 6, in which case the lower of such Reference Ratings will be used to determine the commitment fee. If there exists only one Reference Rating, such Reference Rating will be used to determine the commitment fee.
(b)    FE agrees to pay the fees payable by the Borrowers in such amounts and payable on such terms as set forth in the Fee Letters.
(c)    FE agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Lenders, a fee in an amount equal to the then Applicable Margin for Eurodollar Rate Advances for each Borrower multiplied by the Stated Amount of each Letter of Credit issued for the account of such Borrower, in each case for the number of days that such Letter of Credit is issued and outstanding, payable quarterly in arrears on the last day of each March, June, September and December and on the date such Letter of Credit expires.
(d)    FE agrees to pay to each Fronting Bank, for its own account, certain fees payable by each applicable Borrower in such amounts and payable on such terms as set forth in the Fronting Bank Fee Letter to which such Fronting Bank is a party.
SECTION 2.06. Adjustment of the Commitments; Borrower Sublimits.
(a)    Commitment Reduction. The Borrowers shall have the right, upon at least three Business Days’ notice to the Administrative Agent, to terminate in whole or, upon same day notice, from time to time to permanently reduce ratably in part the unused portion of the Commitments; provided that each partial reduction shall be in the aggregate amount of $5,000,000 or in an integral multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof; provided, further, that the Commitments may not be reduced to an amount that is less than the aggregate Stated Amount of outstanding Letters of Credit. Subject to the foregoing, any reduction of the Commitments to an amount below $700,000,000 shall also result in a reduction of the L/C Commitment Amount to the extent of such deficit (with automatic reductions in the amount of each L/C Fronting Bank Commitment ratably in proportion to the amount of such reduction of the L/C Commitment Amount). Each such notice of termination



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or reduction shall be irrevocable; provided, further, that, if, after giving effect to any reduction of the Commitments, the Swing Line Sublimit or any Borrower Sublimit exceeds the amount of the aggregate Commitments, such sublimit shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess. Without limiting subsection (b) below, any Commitment reduced or terminated pursuant to this subsection (a) may not be reinstated.
(b)    Commitment Increase. (i)    On any date prior to the latest Termination Date, the Borrowers may increase the aggregate amount of the Commitments by an amount not less than $50,000,000 for any such increase but not more than $1,500,000,000 (the “Maximum Accordion Amount”) for all such increases (any such increase, a “Commitment Increase”) by designating one or more of the existing Lenders or one or more Affiliates thereof (each of which, in its sole discretion, may determine whether and to what degree to participate in such Commitment Increase) or one or more other Persons that at the time agree, in the case of any existing Lender, to increase its Commitment (an “Increasing Lender”) and, in the case of any other Person or an Affiliate of a Lender (an “Additional Lender”), to become a party to this Agreement; provided that (i) each Additional Lender shall be acceptable to the Administrative Agent, and each Increasing Lender and each Additional Lender shall be acceptable to the Fronting Banks and the Swing Line Lenders, (ii) the allocations of the Commitment Increase among the Increasing Lenders shall be determined by the Administrative Agent in consultation with FE, and (iii) the amount of the Commitment of each Additional Lender shall not be less than $5,000,000. The sum of the increases in the Commitments of the Increasing Lenders pursuant to this subsection (b) plus the Commitments of the Additional Lenders upon giving effect to the Commitment Increase shall not exceed the amount of the Commitment Increase. The Borrowers shall provide prompt notice of any proposed Commitment Increase pursuant to this Section 2.06(b) to the Administrative Agent, which shall promptly provide a copy of such notice to the Lenders and the Fronting Banks.
(ii)    Any Commitment Increase shall become effective upon (A) the receipt by the Administrative Agent of an agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent signed by each Borrower, each Increasing Lender and each Additional Lender, setting forth the new Commitment of each such Lender and setting forth the agreement of each Additional Lender to become a party to this Agreement and to be bound by all the terms and provisions hereof binding upon each Lender, (B) the funding by each Lender of the Advance(s) to be made by each such Lender described in paragraph (iii) below, (C) receipt by the Administrative Agent of a certificate (the statements contained in which shall be true) of an Authorized Officer of each Borrower stating that both before and after giving effect to such Commitment Increase (1) no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (2) all representations and warranties made by such Borrower in this Agreement are true and correct in all material respects (or in the case of any representation or warranty already qualified by materiality, true and correct in all respects) and (D) receipt by the Administrative Agent of a certificate of the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of FE and each other Borrower, if any, electing to increase its Borrower Sublimit in connection with such Commitment Increase certifying, with respect to itself, that attached thereto are true and correct copies of (1) the resolutions of the Board of Directors (or appropriate committee thereof) of FE and such other Borrower



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electing to increase its Borrower Sublimit in connection with such Commitment Increase, approving, in the case of FE, such Commitment Increase and, in the case of such other Borrower, such increase in its Borrower Sublimit and (2) all governmental and regulatory authorizations and approvals required to be obtained by FE and such other Borrower for such Commitment Increase or increase in the applicable Borrower Sublimit, as the case may be.
(iii)    Upon the effective date of any Commitment Increase, the Borrowers shall prepay the outstanding Pro-Rata Advances (if any) in full, and shall simultaneously make new Pro-Rata Advances hereunder in an amount equal to such prepayment, so that, after giving effect thereto, the Pro-Rata Advances are held ratably by the Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitments (after giving effect to such Commitment Increase). Prepayments made under this paragraph (iii) shall not be subject to the notice requirements of Section 2.12.
(iv)    Notwithstanding any provision contained herein to the contrary, from and after the date of any Commitment Increase and the making of any Pro-Rata Advances on such date pursuant to paragraph (iii) above, all calculations and payments of the commitment fee, Letter of Credit fees and interest on the Advances shall take into account the actual Commitment of each Lender and the principal amount outstanding of each Advance made by such Lender during the relevant period of time.
(c)    Borrower Sublimit Increase. In connection with any Commitment Increase, each Borrower may increase its Borrower Sublimit by an amount equal to its Fraction (calculated as of the date hereof) of such Commitment Increase by delivering a notice to the Administrative Agent requesting such increase.

SECTION 2.07. Repayment of Advances.
Each Borrower agrees to repay the principal amount of each Advance made by each Lender to such Borrower no later than the earlier of (i) 364 days after the date such Advance is made (or in the case of a Swing Line Advance, 10 days after the date such Swing Line Advance is made) and (ii) the latest Termination Date applicable to such Lender; provided, however, that if any Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (including, without limitation, certified copies of governmental approvals and legal opinions) that such Borrower is authorized under Applicable Law to incur Indebtedness hereunder maturing more than 364 days after the date of incurrence of such Indebtedness, such Borrower shall repay each Advance made to it by a Lender no later than the latest Termination Date applicable to such Lender.
SECTION 2.08. Interest on Advances.
Each Borrower agrees to pay interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Advance made by each Lender to such Borrower from the date of such Advance until such principal amount shall be paid in full, at the following rates per annum, subject to Section 2.15(f):



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(a)    Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advances. If such Advance is an Alternate Base Pro-Rata Rate Advance, a rate per annum equal at all times to the Alternate Base Rate in effect from time to time plus the Applicable Margin for such Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advance in effect from time to time, payable quarterly in arrears on the last day of each March, June, September and December, on the Termination Date applicable to such Lender and on the date such Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advance shall be Converted or be paid in full and as provided in Section 2.12;
(b)    Eurodollar Rate Advances. If such Advance is a Eurodollar Rate Advance, a rate per annum equal at all times during the Interest Period for such Advance to the sum of the Eurodollar Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Margin for such Eurodollar Rate Advance in effect from time to time, payable on the last day of each Interest Period for such Eurodollar Rate Advance (and, in the case of any Interest Period of six months, on the last day of the third month of such Interest Period), on the Termination Date applicable to such Lender and on the date such Eurodollar Rate Advance shall be Converted or be paid in full and as provided in Section 2.12; and
(c)    Swing Line Advances. If such Advance is a Swing Line Advance, a rate per annum equal to the sum of the Alternate Base Rate in effect from time to time plus the Applicable Margin for such Swing Line Advance payable on the date such Swing Line Advance is paid in full and as provided in Section 2.12.
SECTION 2.09. Additional Interest on Advances.
Each Borrower agrees to pay to each Lender, so long as such Lender shall be required under regulations of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency Liabilities, additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Eurodollar Rate Advance made by such Lender to such Borrower, from the date of such Advance until such principal amount is paid in full, at an interest rate per annum equal at all times to the remainder obtained by subtracting (i) the Eurodollar Rate for the Interest Period for such Advance from (ii) the rate obtained by dividing such Eurodollar Rate by a percentage equal to 100% minus the Eurodollar Rate Reserve Percentage of such Lender for such Interest Period, payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Advance; provided, that no Lender shall be entitled to demand additional interest under this Section 2.09 more than 90 days following the last day of the Interest Period in respect of which such demand is made; provided further, however, that the foregoing proviso shall in no way limit the right of any Lender to demand or receive such additional interest to the extent that such additional interest relates to the retroactive application by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of any regulation described above if such demand is made within 90 days after the implementation of such retroactive regulation. Such additional interest shall be determined by such Lender and notified to the applicable Borrower through the Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.






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SECTION 2.10. Interest Rate Determination.
(a)    The Administrative Agent shall give prompt notice to the applicable Borrower and the Lenders of the applicable interest rate determined by the Administrative Agent for purposes of Section 2.08(a), (b) or (c).
(b)    If, with respect to any Eurodollar Rate Advances, the Majority Lenders notify the Administrative Agent that (i) Dollar deposits are not being offered to banks in the London interbank eurodollar market for the applicable amount and Interest Period of such Eurodollar Rate Advances, (ii) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurodollar Rate or (iii) the Eurodollar Rate for any Interest Period for such Advances will not adequately reflect the cost to such Majority Lenders of making or funding their respective Eurodollar Rate Advances for such Interest Period, the Administrative Agent shall forthwith so notify the Borrowers and the Lenders, whereupon
(i)    each Eurodollar Rate Advance will automatically, on the last day of the then existing Interest Period therefor, Convert into an Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advance, and
(ii)    the obligation of the Lenders to make, or to Convert Advances into, Eurodollar Rate Advances shall be suspended until the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowers and the Lenders that the circumstances causing such suspension no longer exist.
(c)    Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, (i) each Eurodollar Rate Advance will automatically, on the last day of the then existing Interest Period therefor, Convert into a Base Rate Advance, and the obligation of the Lenders to make or to Convert Advances into, Eurodollar Rate Advances shall be suspended.
SECTION 2.11. Conversion of Advances.
(a)    Voluntary. Any Borrower may on any Business Day, upon notice given to the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on the third Business Day prior to the date of any proposed Conversion into Eurodollar Rate Advances, and on the date of any proposed Conversion into Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advances, and subject to the provisions of Sections 2.10 and 2.14, Convert all Pro-Rata Advances of one Type made to such Borrower in connection with the same Borrowing into Pro-Rata Advances of another Type or Types or Pro-Rata Advances of the same Type having the same or a new Interest Period; provided, however, that any Conversion of, or with respect to, any Eurodollar Rate Advances into Pro-Rata Advances of another Type or Pro-Rata Advances of the same Type having the same or new Interest Periods, shall be made on, and only on, the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurodollar Rate Advances, unless the applicable Borrower shall also reimburse the Lenders in respect thereof pursuant to Section 8.05(b) on the date of such Conversion. Each such notice of a Conversion shall, within the restrictions specified above, specify (i) the date of such Conversion, (ii) the Pro-Rata Advances to be Converted, and (iii) if such Conversion is into, or with respect to, Eurodollar Rate Advances, the duration of the Interest Period for each such resulting Pro-Rata Advance.



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(b)    Mandatory. If any Borrower shall fail to select the Type of any Pro-Rata Advance or the duration of any Interest Period for any Borrowing comprising Eurodollar Rate Advances in accordance with the provisions contained in the definition of “Interest Period” in Section 1.01 and Section 2.11(a), or if any proposed Conversion of a Borrowing that is to comprise Eurodollar Rate Advances upon Conversion shall not occur as a result of the circumstances described in subsection (c) below, the Administrative Agent will forthwith so notify such Borrower and the Lenders, and such Advances will automatically, on the last day of the then existing Interest Period therefor, Convert into Alternate Base Rate Pro-Rata Advances.
(c)    Failure to Convert. Each notice of Conversion given by any Borrower pursuant to subsection (a) above shall be irrevocable and binding on such Borrower. In the case of any Borrowing that is to comprise Eurodollar Rate Advances upon Conversion, the applicable Borrower agrees to indemnify each Lender against any loss, cost or expense incurred by such Lender as a result of any failure of such Conversion to occur pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.10(c), including, without limitation, any loss, cost or expense incurred by reason of the liquidation or redeployment of deposits or other funds acquired by such Lender to fund such Eurodollar Rate Advances upon such Conversion, when such Conversion does not occur. Each Borrower’s obligations under this subsection (c) shall survive the repayment of all other amounts owing by such Borrower to the Lenders and the Administrative Agent under this Agreement and any Note and the termination of the Commitments.
SECTION 2.12. Prepayments.
(a)    Optional. Any Borrower may at any time prepay the outstanding principal amounts of the Advances made to such Borrower as part of the same Borrowing in whole or ratably in part, together with accrued interest to the date of such prepayment on the principal amount prepaid, upon notice thereof given to the Administrative Agent by such Borrower not later than 11:00 a.m. (New York time) (i) on the date of any such prepayment in the case of Alternate Base Rate Advances and (ii) on the second Business Day prior to any such prepayment in the case of Eurodollar Rate Advances; provided, however, that (x) each partial prepayment of any Borrowing shall be in an aggregate principal amount not less than $5,000,000 with respect to Pro-Rata Borrowings and $1,000,000 with respect to Swing Line Borrowings and (y) in the case of any such prepayment of a Eurodollar Rate Advance, such Borrower shall be obligated to reimburse the Lenders in respect thereof pursuant to Section 8.05(b) on the date of such prepayment.
(b)    Mandatory. (i) If and to the extent that the Outstanding Credits on any date hereunder shall exceed the aggregate amount of the Commitments hereunder on such date, each Borrower agrees to (A) prepay on such date a principal amount of Advances and/or (B) pay to the Administrative Agent an amount in immediately available funds (which funds shall be held as collateral pursuant to arrangements satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) equal to all or a portion of the amount available for drawing under the Letters of Credit outstanding at such time, which prepayment under clause (A) and payment under clause (B) shall, when taken together result in the amount of Outstanding Credits minus the amount paid to the Administrative Agent pursuant to clause (B) being less than or equal to the aggregate amount of the Commitments hereunder on such date.



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(ii)    If at any time the Outstanding Credits with respect to a Borrower on any date hereunder shall exceed the Borrower Sublimit for such Borrower, such Borrower agrees to (A) prepay on such date Advances in a principal amount equal to such excess and/or (B) pay to the Administrative Agent an amount in immediately available funds (which funds shall be held as collateral pursuant to arrangements satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) equal to all or a portion of the amount available for drawing under the Letters of Credit outstanding to such Borrower at such time, which prepayment under clause (A) and payment under clause (B) shall, when taken together, result in the amount of Outstanding Credits minus the amount paid to the Administrative Agent pursuant to clause (B) being less than or equal to the aggregate amount of the applicable Borrower Sublimit hereunder on such date.
(iii)    If at any time the aggregate principal amount of the Swing Line Advances exceeds the Swing Line Sublimit, each Borrower agrees to prepay the Swing Line Advances outstanding to such Borrower in a principal amount equal to such Borrower’s pro-rata amount of such excess, determined on the basis of the percentage of the aggregate principal amount of Swing Line Advances outstanding to such Borrower.
(iv)    On any date that a change in a Borrower’s Reference Rating occurs that would cause the interest rate applicable to its Advances to exceed the corresponding interest rate authorized or permitted under such Borrower’s Approval, such Borrower agrees to prepay on such date the entire outstanding principal amount of each Advance made by each Lender to such Borrower, and such Borrower shall not be permitted to request any Borrowings hereunder until such time as such Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (including, without limitation, certified copies of all applicable Governmental Actions and Approvals) that such Borrower is authorized under Applicable Law (including all applicable Governmental Actions and Approvals) to incur Indebtedness hereunder at the interest rate and on all other terms that would then be applicable hereunder.
Any prepayment of Advances shall be accompanied by accrued interest on the amount prepaid to the date of such prepayment and, in the case of any such prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Advances, the applicable Borrower shall be obligated to reimburse the Lenders in respect thereof pursuant to Section 8.05(b).
SECTION 2.13. Increased Costs.
(a)    If, due to any Change in Law, there shall be any increase in the cost (other than in respect of Taxes, which are addressed exclusively in Section 2.16) to any Lender of agreeing to make or making, funding or maintaining Eurodollar Rate Advances or any increase in the cost to any Fronting Bank or any Lender of issuing, maintaining or participating in Letters of Credit, other than, in each case, relating to Taxes, then each Borrower shall from time to time, upon demand by such Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent), pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) additional amounts sufficient to compensate such Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) for such increased cost. A certificate as to the amount of



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such increased cost and the basis therefor, submitted to each Borrower and the Administrative Agent by such Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be), shall constitute such demand and shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.
(b)    If any Lender or any Fronting Bank determines that any Change in Law affects or would affect the amount of capital or liquidity required or expected to be maintained by such Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) or any corporation controlling such Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) and that the amount of such capital or liquidity is increased by or based upon the existence of (i) such Lender’s commitment to lend or participate in Letters of Credit hereunder and other commitments of this type or (ii) the Advances made by such Lender or (iii) the participations in Letters of Credit acquired by such Lender or (iv) in the case of any Fronting Bank, such Fronting Bank’s commitment to issue, maintain and honor drawings under Letters of Credit hereunder, or (v) the honoring of Letters of Credit by any Fronting Bank hereunder, then, upon demand by such Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent), each Borrower shall immediately pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be), from time to time as specified by such Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be), additional amounts sufficient to compensate such Lender, such Fronting Bank or such corporation in the light of such circumstances, to the extent that such Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) determines such increase in capital or liquidity to be allocable to (i) in the case of such Lender, the existence of such Lender’s commitment to lend hereunder or the Advances made by such Lender or (ii)  the participations in Letters of Credit acquired by such Lender or (iii) in the case of any Fronting Bank, such Fronting Bank’s Commitment to issue, maintain and honor drawings under Letters of Credit hereunder, or (iv) the honoring of Letters of Credit by any Fronting Bank hereunder. A certificate as to such amounts submitted to each Borrower and the Administrative Agent by such Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) shall constitute such demand and shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.
(c)    Each Borrower shall be liable for its pro rata share of each payment to be made by the Borrowers under subsections (a) and (b) of this Section 2.13, determined on the basis of such Borrower’s Fraction; provided, however, that if and to the extent that any such liabilities are reasonably determined by the Borrowers (subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld) to be directly attributable to Advances made to a specific Borrower, then only such Borrower shall be liable for such payments.
(d)    Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or Fronting Bank to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or Fronting Bank’s right to demand such compensation, provided that the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender or Fronting Bank pursuant to this Section for any increased costs or additional amounts incurred more than 180 days prior to the date that such Lender or Fronting Bank notifies the Borrowers of such Lender’s or Fronting Bank’s intention to claim such compensation (except that, if such Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).



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(e)    The Borrowers’ obligations under this Section 2.13 shall survive (x) the repayment of all amounts owing to the Lenders, the Swing Line Lenders, the Fronting Banks and the Administrative Agent under this Agreement and any Note, (y) the termination of the Commitments, the commitments of the Fronting Banks and Swing Line Lenders hereunder and any Letters of Credit and (z) the termination of this Agreement, in each case to the extent such obligations were incurred prior to such repayment and termination.
SECTION 2.14. Illegality.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, if any Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent that the introduction of or any change in or in the interpretation of any law or regulation makes it unlawful, or any central bank or other governmental authority asserts that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its Eurodollar Lending Office to perform its obligations hereunder to make Eurodollar Rate Advances or to fund or maintain Eurodollar Rate Advances hereunder, (i) the obligation of the Lenders to make, or to Convert Advances into, Eurodollar Rate Advances shall be suspended until the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowers and the Lenders that the circumstances causing such suspension no longer exist and (ii) the Borrowers shall forthwith prepay in full all Eurodollar Rate Advances of all Lenders then outstanding, together with interest accrued thereon, unless (A) the Borrowers, within five Business Days of notice from the Administrative Agent, Converts all Eurodollar Rate Advances of all Lenders then outstanding into Advances of another Type in accordance with Section 2.11 or (B) the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrowers that the circumstances causing such prepayment no longer exist. Any Lender that becomes aware of circumstances that would permit such Lender to notify the Administrative Agent of any illegality under this Section 2.14 shall use its best efforts (consistent with its internal policy and legal and regulatory restrictions) to change the jurisdiction of its Applicable Lending Office if the making of such change would avoid or eliminate such illegality and would not, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, be otherwise disadvantageous to such Lender.
SECTION 2.15. Payments and Computations.
(a)    Each Borrower shall make each payment hereunder and under any Note not later than 12:00 noon (New York time) on the day when due in Dollars to the Administrative Agent or, with respect to payments made in respect of Reimbursement Obligations, to the applicable Fronting Bank, at its address referred to in Section 8.02 in same day funds, without set-off, counterclaim or defense and any such payment to the Administrative Agent or any Fronting Bank (as the case may be) shall constitute payment by such Borrower hereunder or under any Note, as the case may be, for all purposes, and upon such payment the Lenders shall look solely to the Administrative Agent or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) for their respective interests in such payment. The Administrative Agent or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) will promptly after any such payment cause to be distributed like funds relating to the payment of principal or interest or commitment fees or Reimbursement Obligations ratably (other than amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.02(c), 2.05, 2.09, 2.11(c), 2.13, 2.16, 2.21 or 8.05(b)) (according to the Lenders’ respective Percentages) to the Lenders for the account of their respective Applicable Lending Offices, and like funds relating to the payment of any other amount payable to any Lender to such Lender for the account of its Applicable Lending Office, in each case to be applied in accordance with the terms



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of this Agreement. Upon its acceptance of an Assignment and Assumption and recording of the information contained therein in the Register pursuant to Section 8.08(d), from and after the effective date specified in such Assignment and Assumption, the Administrative Agent and each Fronting Bank shall make all payments hereunder and under any Note in respect of the interest assigned thereby to the Lender assignee thereunder, and the parties to such Assignment and Assumption shall make all appropriate adjustments in such payments for periods prior to such effective date directly between themselves.
(b)    Each Borrower hereby authorizes each Lender, each Swing Line Lender and each Fronting Bank, if and to the extent payment owed to such Lender, such Swing Line Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) is not made by such Borrower to the Administrative Agent, such Swing Line Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) when due hereunder or under any Note held by such Lender, to charge from time to time against any or all of such Borrower’s accounts (other than any payroll account maintained by such Borrower with such Lender, such Swing Line Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) if and to the extent that such Lender, such Swing Line Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) shall have expressly waived its set-off rights in writing in respect of such payroll account) with such Lender, such Swing Line Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) any amount so due.
(c)    All computations of interest based on the Alternate Base Rate (based upon The Wall Street Journal’s published “prime rate”) shall be made by the Administrative Agent on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and all computations of commitment fees and of interest based on the Alternate Base Rate (based upon the Federal Funds Rate or upon clause (iii) of the definition of Alternate Base Rate), the Eurodollar Rate or the Federal Funds Rate shall be made by the Administrative Agent, and all computations of interest pursuant to Section 2.09 shall be made by a Lender, on the basis of a year of 360 days, in each case for the actual number of days (including the first day but excluding the last day) occurring in the period for which such commitment fees or interest are payable. Each determination by the Administrative Agent (or, in the case of Section 2.09, by a Lender) of an interest rate hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.
(d)    Whenever any payment hereunder or under any Note shall be stated to be due on a day other than a Business Day, such payment shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day, and such extension of time shall in such case be included in the computation of payment of interest or commitment fees, as the case may be; provided, however, if such extension would cause payment of interest on or principal of Eurodollar Rate Advances to be made in the next following calendar month, such payment shall be made on the next preceding Business Day.
(e)    Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from any Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Lenders hereunder that such Borrower will not make such payment in full, the Administrative Agent may assume that each Borrower has made such payment in full to the Administrative Agent on such date and the Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, cause to be distributed to each Lender on such due date an amount equal to the amount then due such Lender. If and to the extent that a Borrower shall not have so made such payment in full to the Administrative Agent, each Lender shall repay to the Administrative



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Agent forthwith on demand such amount distributed to such Lender together with interest thereon, for each day from the date such amount is distributed to such Lender until the date such Lender repays such amount to the Administrative Agent, at the Federal Funds Rate.
(f)    The principal amount of any Advance (or any portion thereof) payable by a Borrower hereunder or under any Note that is not paid when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) shall (to the fullest extent permitted by law) bear interest from the date when due until paid in full at a rate per annum equal at all times to the rate otherwise applicable to such Advance plus 2% per annum, payable upon demand. Any other amount payable by a Borrower hereunder or under any Note that is not paid when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) shall (to the fullest extent permitted by law) bear interest from the date when due until paid in full at a rate per annum equal at all times to the rate of interest applicable to Alternate Base Rate Advances plus 2% per annum, payable upon demand.
(g)    To the extent that any payment by or on behalf of a Borrower is made to the Administrative Agent, any Fronting Bank or any Lender, or the Administrative Agent, any Fronting Bank or any Lender exercises its right of setoff, and such payment or the proceeds of such setoff or any part thereof is subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside or required (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Administrative Agent, such Fronting Bank or such Lender in its discretion) to be repaid to a trustee, receiver or any other party, in connection with any proceeding under any bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect or otherwise, then (i) to the extent of such recovery, the obligation or part thereof originally intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued in full force and effect as if such payment had not been made or such setoff had not occurred, and (ii) each Lender and each Fronting Bank severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent upon demand its applicable share (without duplication) of any amount so recovered from or repaid by the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such payment is made at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect. The obligations of the Lenders and the Fronting Banks under clause (ii) of the preceding sentence shall survive the payment in full of any amounts hereunder and the termination of this Agreement.
SECTION 2.16. Taxes.
(a)    Defined Terms. For purposes of this Section 2.13, (i) the term “Applicable Law” includes FATCA and (ii) the term “Lender” includes any Fronting Bank.
(b)    Payments Free of Taxes. Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Borrower 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 each Borrower 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



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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 Borrowers. Each Borrower 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 Borrowers. Each Borrower shall indemnify each Recipient, within 30 days after written demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any 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 30 days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that a Borrower has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of any Borrower to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 8.08(d) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this subsection (e).
(f)    Evidence of Payments. As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Borrower to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.16, such Borrower 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 each Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by such Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by such 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 any Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation



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prescribed by Applicable Law or reasonably requested by such Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable such Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.16(g)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
(ii)    Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that any Borrower is a U.S. Person,
(A)        any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to such 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 such Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of IRS Form W-9 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 such 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 such Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:
(i)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN-E 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-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;

(ii)    executed originals of 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 Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of such Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation”



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described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN-E; or

(iv)    to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed originals of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W‑8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN-E, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit H-2 or Exhibit H-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 H-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 such 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 such Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals 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 such 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 Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to such Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by such Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by Applicable Law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by such Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for such 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.
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(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 2.16 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.16), 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 (h) (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 (h), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this subsection (h) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the 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 the indemnifying party or any other Person.
(i)    Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 2.16 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 this Agreement and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document.
SECTION 2.17. Sharing of Payments, Etc.
(a)    If any Lender shall obtain any payment (whether voluntary, involuntary, through the exercise of any right of set‑off, or otherwise) on account of the Advances made by it or participations in Letters of Credit acquired by it (other than pursuant to Section 2.02(c), 2.09, 2.11(c), 2.13, 2.16, 2.21 or 8.05(b)) in excess of its ratable share of payments on account of the Advances or Letters of Credit (as the case may be) obtained by all the Lenders, such Lender shall forthwith purchase from the other Lenders such participations in the Advances made by them or participations in Letters of Credit acquired by them (as the case may be) as shall be necessary to cause such purchasing Lender to share the excess payment ratably with each of them; provided, however, that if all or any portion of such excess payment is thereafter recovered from such purchasing Lender, such purchase from each Lender shall be rescinded and such Lender shall repay to the purchasing Lender the purchase price to the extent of such recovery together with an amount equal to such Lender’s ratable share (according to the proportion of (a) the amount of such Lender’s required repayment to (b) the total amount so recovered from the purchasing Lender) of any interest or other amount paid or payable by the purchasing Lender in respect of the total amount so recovered. Each Borrower agrees that any Lender so purchasing a participation from another Lender pursuant to this Section 2.17 may, to the fullest extent permitted by law, exercise all its rights of payment (including the right of set‑off) with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were the direct creditor of such Borrower in the amount of such participation.



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(b)    If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it pursuant to Section 2.02(c), 2.03(c), 2.04(j) or 7.05, then the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion and notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, (i) apply any amounts thereafter received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, any Swing Line Lender or any Fronting Bank to satisfy such Lender’s obligations to it under such Section until all such unsatisfied obligations are fully paid, and/or (ii) hold any such amounts in a segregated account as cash collateral for, and application to, any future funding obligations of such Lender under any such Section, in the case of each of clauses (i) and (ii) above, in any order as determined by the Administrative Agent in its discretion.
SECTION 2.18. Noteless Agreement; Evidence of Indebtedness.
(a)    Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing the indebtedness of each Borrower to such Lender resulting from each Advance made by such Lender from time to time, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid to such Lender from time to time hereunder.
(b)    The Administrative Agent shall also maintain accounts in which it will record (i) the amount of each Advance made hereunder, the Borrower thereof, the Type thereof and the Interest Period (if any) with respect thereto, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from such Borrower to each Lender hereunder, and (iii) the amount of any sum received by the Administrative Agent hereunder from each Borrower and each Lender’s share thereof.
(c)    Subject to Section 8.08(c), the entries maintained in the accounts maintained pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) above shall be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations therein recorded; provided, however, that the failure of the Administrative Agent or any Lender to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of each Borrower to repay such obligations in accordance with their terms.
(d)    Any Lender may request that its Advances be evidenced by a Note. In such event, each Borrower shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender a Note payable to such Lender and its registered assigns. Thereafter, the Advances evidenced by such Note and interest thereon shall at all times (including after any assignment pursuant to Section 8.08) be represented by one or more Notes payable to the payee named therein, or to its registered assigns pursuant to Section 8.08, except to the extent that any such Lender or assignee subsequently returns any such Note for cancellation and requests that such Borrowings once again be evidenced as described in subsections (a) and (b) above.
SECTION 2.19. Extension of Termination Date.
(a)    The Borrowers may, by notice to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders) not earlier than 45 days prior to any anniversary of the Closing Date (the “Anniversary Date”) but no later than 30 days prior to such Anniversary Date (the date of delivery of any such notice being the “Borrower Extension Notice Date”), request that each Lender extend such Lender’s Termination Date for an additional one year after the Termination Date then in effect



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for such Lender hereunder (the “Existing Termination Date”). The Borrowers may request no more than two extensions pursuant to this Section.
(b)    Each Lender, acting in its sole and individual discretion, shall, by notice to the Administrative Agent given not earlier than 30 days prior to the applicable Anniversary Date and not later than the date (the “Lender Extension Notice Date”) that is 20 days prior to the applicable Anniversary Date, advise the Administrative Agent whether or not such Lender agrees to such extension (and each Lender that determines not to so extend its Existing Termination Date (a “Nonconsenting Lender”) shall notify the Administrative Agent of such fact promptly after such determination (but in any event no later than the Lender Extension Notice Date), and any Lender that does not so advise the Administrative Agent on or before the Lender Extension Notice Date shall be deemed to be a Nonconsenting Lender. The election of any Lender to agree to such extension shall not obligate any other Lender to so agree.
(c)    The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowers of each Lender’s determination under this Section no later than the date 15 days prior to the applicable Anniversary Date, or, if such date is not a Business Day, on the next preceding Business Day (the “Specified Date”).
(d)    The Borrowers shall have the right on or before the fifth Business Day after the Specified Date to replace each Nonconsenting Lender (i) with an existing Lender, and/or (ii) by adding as “Lenders” under this Agreement in place thereof, one or more Persons (each Lender in clauses (i) and (ii), an “Additional Commitment Lender”), in each case, with the approval of the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lenders and the Fronting Banks (which approvals shall not be unreasonably withheld), each of which Additional Commitment Lenders shall have entered into an agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent pursuant to which such Additional Commitment Lender shall, effective as of the Specified Date, undertake a Commitment (and, if any such Additional Commitment Lender is already a Lender, its Commitment shall be in addition to such Lender’s Commitment hereunder on such date); provided that the aggregate amount of the Commitments for all Additional Commitment Lenders shall be no more than the aggregate amount of the Commitments of all Nonconsenting Lenders.
(e)    If (and only if) the aggregate amount of the Commitments of the Lenders that have agreed to extend their Existing Termination Dates plus the aggregate additional Commitments of the Additional Commitment Lenders shall be more than 50% of the aggregate amount of the Commitments in effect immediately prior to the Specified Date, then, effective as of the Specified Date, the Existing Termination Date of each Lender agreeing to an extension and of each Additional Commitment Lender shall be extended to the date that is one year after the Existing Termination Date, and each Additional Commitment Lender shall thereupon become a “Lender” for all purposes of this Agreement.
(f)    Notwithstanding the foregoing, the extension of a Lender’s Existing Termination Date pursuant to this Section shall be effective with respect to such Lender on the Specified Date but only if (i) the following statements shall be true: (A) no event has occurred and is continuing, or would result from the extension of the Existing Termination Date, that constitutes an Event of Default or an Unmatured Default and (B) the representations and warranties contained in Section 4.01 (other than the first sentence of subsection (g) thereof but solely with respect to the



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unaudited consolidated balance sheet of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries, as at September 30, 2016, and the related consolidated statements of income, retained earnings and cash flows for the nine months then ended) are correct in all material respects (or in the case of any such representation or warranty already qualified by materiality, true and correct in all respects) on and as of the Specified Date, before and after giving effect to such extension, as though made on and as of such date, except for those made specifically as of another date, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true as of such other date, provided that, for purposes of the representations and warranties in Sections 4.01(f) and the last sentence of 4.01(g), the Disclosure Documents shall include all the SEC filings made by FE and the Borrowers prior to the applicable Borrower Extension Notice Date and (ii) on or prior to the Specified Date the Administrative Agent shall have received the following, each dated the Specified Date and in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent: (x) a certificate of an Authorized Officer of each Borrower to the effect that as of the Specified Date the statements set forth in clauses (A) and (B) above are true, (y) certified copies of the resolutions of the Board of Directors of each Borrower authorizing such extension and the performance of this Agreement on and after the Specified Date, and of all documents evidencing other necessary corporate action and Governmental Action with respect to this Agreement and such extension of the Existing Termination Date and (z) an opinion of counsel to the Borrowers, as to such matters related to the foregoing as the Administrative Agent or the Lenders through the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.
(g)    Subject to subsection (d) above, the Commitment of any Nonconsenting Lender shall automatically terminate on its Existing Termination Date (without regard to any extension by any other Lender).
(h)    Each Swing Line Lender and Fronting Bank may, in its sole discretion, elect not to serve in such capacity following any extension of the Termination Date; provided that, (i) the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent may appoint a replacement for any such resigning Swing Line Lender or Fronting Bank and (ii) the extension of the Termination Date may become effective without regard to whether such replacement is found.
SECTION 2.20. Several Obligations.
Each Borrower’s obligations hereunder are several and not joint. Any action taken by or on behalf of the Borrowers shall not result in one Borrower being held responsible for the actions, debts or liabilities of the other Borrowers. Nothing contained herein shall be interpreted as requiring the Borrowers to effect Borrowings jointly.
SECTION 2.21. Defaulting Lenders.
Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:
(a)    fees shall cease to accrue on the Percentage of such Defaulting Lender in the unused portion of each Borrower’s Borrower Sublimit pursuant to Section 2.05(a);



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(b)    the Commitment and Outstanding Credits of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether (i) the Majority Lenders have taken or may take any action under this Agreement or (ii) all Lenders affected thereby have taken or may take any action under this Agreement, except to the extent Section 8.01 requires the consent of all Lenders affected thereby (and does not otherwise exclude the Defaulting Lenders from such required consent) to an amendment, waiver or other modification;
(c)    if any Swing Line Advance, Letter of Credit or Reimbursement Obligation is outstanding at the time such Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender then:
(i)    all or any part of the obligation of such Defaulting Lender to participate in such Swing Line Advance, Letter of Credit or Reimbursement Obligation shall be reallocated among the non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Percentages but only to the extent that (x) the sum of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Outstanding Credits does not exceed the total of all non-Defaulting Lenders’ Commitments and (y) the conditions set forth in Section 3.02 are satisfied at such time; provided, that, subject to Section 8.16, no such reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a non-Defaulting Lender as a result of such non-Defaulting Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation;
(ii)    if the reallocation described in clause (i) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, each Borrower shall within one Business Day following notice by the Administrative Agent (x) first, prepay its Swing Line Advances, if any, and (y) second, cash collateralize for the benefit of the applicable Fronting Banks only such Borrower’s obligations, if any, corresponding to such Defaulting Lender’s obligation to participate in Letters of Credit (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (i) above) in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and such Fronting Banks for so long as such L/C Obligations are outstanding;
(iii)    if and to the extent that any Borrower cash collateralizes any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s obligation to participate in Letters of Credit pursuant to clause (ii) above, such Borrower shall not be required to pay any fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.05(c) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s Percentage of the Stated Amount of all Letters of Credit during the period such Defaulting Lender’s obligation is cash collateralized;
(iv)    if the obligation of the non-Defaulting Lenders to participate in Letters of Credit is reallocated pursuant to clause (i) above, then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.05(c) shall be adjusted in accordance with such non-Defaulting Lenders’ Percentages; and
(v)    if all or any portion of the obligation of the non-Defaulting Lenders to participate in Letters of Credit is neither reallocated nor cash collateralized pursuant to clause (i) or (ii) above, then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of any Fronting Bank or any other Lender hereunder, all fees payable under Section 2.05(c) with respect to such



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Defaulting Lender’s Percentage of the Stated Amount of all Letters of Credit shall be payable to the applicable Fronting Banks until and to the extent that such obligation is reallocated and/or cash collateralized;
(d)    so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender, no Swing Line Lender shall be required to fund any Swing Line Advance, and no Fronting Bank shall be required to make any Extension of Credit in connection with a Letter of Credit, unless it is satisfied that the related exposure and the Defaulting Lender’s then outstanding obligations to participate in such Letter of Credit will be 100% covered by the Commitments of the non-Defaulting Lenders and/or cash collateral will be provided by the applicable Borrower in accordance with subsection (c) above, and participating interests in any newly made Swing Line Advance or any new Extension of Credit relating to a Letter of Credit shall be allocated among non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with subsection (c)(i) above (and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein); and
(e)    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 VI or otherwise) 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, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to any Fronting Bank or Swing Line Lender hereunder; third, to cash collateralize the Fronting Banks’ Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with subsection (c) above; fourth, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Unmatured Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Advance 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, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, 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 Advances under this Agreement and (y) cash collateralize the Fronting 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 (c) above; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the Fronting Banks or Swing Line Lenders as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, any Fronting Bank or any Swing Line 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 Unmatured Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to any Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by such 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 Advances or Reimbursement Obligations in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Advances were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 3.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Advances of, and Reimbursement Obligations owed to, all non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Advances of, or Reimbursement Obligations owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Advances and funded and unfunded participations in L/C Obligations and Swing



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Line Advances are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective Percentages without giving effect to any reallocation pursuant to subsection (c) above. 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 (e) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.
If a Bankruptcy Event with respect to a Parent of any Lender shall occur following the date hereof and for so long as such event shall continue, then no Swing Line Lender shall be required to fund any Swing Line Advance, and no Fronting Bank shall be required to issue, amend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless such Swing Line Lender or Fronting Bank, as the case may be, shall have entered into arrangements with the applicable Borrower or such Lender reasonably satisfactory to such Swing Line Lender or Fronting Bank, as the case may be, to defease any risk to it in respect of such Lender hereunder.
In the event that the Administrative Agent, the applicable Borrower, the Swing Line Lenders and the Fronting Banks all agree that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then the obligation of such Lender to participate in Swing Line Advances made to such Borrower and Letters of Credit for the account of such Borrower shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Lender’s Commitment and on such date such Lender shall purchase at par such of the Advances of the other Lenders (other than Swing Line Advances) as the Administrative Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Lender to hold such Advances in accordance with its Percentage.
If the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent 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, such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to payments made by or on behalf of the Borrowers while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed in writing by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.
SECTION 2.22. Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.
(a)    Designation of a Different Lending Office.
(i)    If any Lender requests compensation from any Borrower under Section 2.13, or requires any Borrower to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.16, then such Lender shall (at the request of such Borrower) use reasonable efforts to designate a different Applicable Lending Office for funding or booking its Advances hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or Affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.13 or 2.16, as the case may be, in the future,



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and (ii) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender.
(ii)    Any Lender that becomes aware of circumstances that would permit such Lender to notify the Administrative Agent of any illegality under Section 2.14 shall use its commercially reasonable efforts (consistent with its internal policy and legal and regulatory restrictions) to change the jurisdiction of its Applicable Lending Office if the making of such change would avoid or eliminate such illegality and would not, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, be otherwise disadvantageous to such Lender.
(iii)    Each Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment.
(b)    Replacement of Lenders. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.13 or delivers any notice to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.14 resulting in the suspension of obligations of the Lenders with respect to Eurodollar Rate Advances, or if any Borrower is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.16, and, in each case, such Lender has declined or is unable to designate a different Applicable Lending Office in accordance with Section 2.22(a), or if any Lender is a Defaulting Lender or a Non-Approving Lender, then such Borrower may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in, and consents required by, Section 8.08(b)), all of its interests, rights (other than its existing rights to payments pursuant to Section 2.13, 2.14 or 2.16) and obligations under this Agreement and the related Loan Documents to an Eligible Assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that:
(i)    such Borrower shall have paid to the Administrative Agent the assignment fee (if any) specified in Section 8.08(b);
(ii)    such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal amount of its Advances, accrued interest thereon and all other amounts payable to it hereunder and under the other Loan Documents (including any amounts under Section 8.05(b)) from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest) or such Borrower (in the case of all other amounts);
(iii)    in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.13 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.16, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments thereafter;
(iv)    such assignment does not conflict with Applicable Law; and
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A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment or delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling such Borrower to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.
ARTICLE III
CONDITIONS OF LENDING AND ISSUING LETTERS OF CREDIT
SECTION 3.01. Conditions Precedent to Initial Extension of Credit.
The obligation of each Lender and each Swing Line Lender to make its initial Advance to any Borrower, and the obligation of each Fronting Bank to issue its initial Letter of Credit, are subject to the conditions precedent that on or before the date of any such Extension of Credit:
(a)    The Administrative Agent shall have received the following, each dated the same date (except for the financial statements referred to in paragraph (iv)), in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (except for any Note) with one copy for each Swing Line Lender, each Fronting Bank and each Lender:
(i)    This Agreement, duly executed by each of the parties hereto, and Notes requested by any Lender pursuant to Section 2.18(d), duly completed and executed by each Borrower and payable to such Lender;
(ii)    Certified copies of the resolutions of the Board of Directors of each Borrower approving this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is, or is to be, a party and of all documents evidencing any other necessary corporate action with respect to this Agreement and such Loan Documents;
(iii)    A certificate of the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of each Borrower certifying (A) the names and true signatures of the officers of such Borrower authorized to sign each Loan Document to which such Borrower is, or is to become, a party and the other documents to be delivered hereunder; (B) that attached thereto are true and correct copies of the Organizational Documents of such Borrower, in each case as in effect on such date, and (C) that attached thereto are true and correct copies of all governmental and regulatory authorizations and approvals (including such Borrower’s Approval) required for the due execution, delivery and performance by such Borrower of this Agreement and each other Loan Document to which such Borrower is, or is to become, a party;
(iv)    Copies of all the Disclosure Documents (it being agreed that those Disclosure Documents publicly available on the SEC’s EDGAR Database or on FE’s website no later than the Business Day immediately preceding the date of such Extension of Credit will be deemed to have been delivered under this clause (iv));
(v)    Opinions of (A) Robert P. Reffner, General Counsel and Vice President of FirstEnergy Service Company, counsel for the Borrowers, substantially in the form of Exhibit F-1 hereto, and (B) Bradley Bingaman, Esq., Associate General Counsel of



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FirstEnergy Service Company, counsel for the Borrowers, substantially in the form of Exhibit F-2 hereto;
(vi)    An opinion of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, special counsel for the Borrowers, substantially in the form of Exhibit G hereto;
(vii)    Opinions of (A) Venable LLP, special Maryland counsel to PE, (B) Hunton & Williams LLP, special Virginia counsel to PE, and (C) Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, special New Jersey counsel to JCP&L, each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and
(viii)    Such other certifications, opinions, financial or other information, approvals and documents as the Administrative Agent, any Fronting Bank, any Swing Line Lender or any other Lender may reasonably request, all in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, such Fronting Bank, such Swing Line Lender or such other Lender (as the case may be).
(b)    FE and each Fronting Bank shall have entered into an agreement, in form and substance satisfactory to such Fronting Bank, concerning fees payable by the Borrowers to such Fronting Bank for its own account (the “Fronting Bank Fee Letters”).
(c)    FE shall have paid all of the fees payable in accordance with the Fee Letters, and FE shall have paid all the fees payable in accordance with the Fronting Bank Fee Letters.
(d)    Prior to or concurrently with the making of such initial Extension of Credit, all amounts outstanding under the Existing Facilities and the FES/AESC Credit Agreement, in each case, whether for principal, interest, fees or otherwise, shall have been paid in full, all commitments to lend thereunder shall have been terminated, and the Existing Facilities and the FES/AESC Credit Agreement shall have been terminated.
(e)    The Administrative Agent shall have received all documentation and information required by regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including without limitation the Patriot Act, to the extent such documentation or information is requested by the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders prior to the date hereof.
SECTION 3.02. Conditions Precedent to Each Extension of Credit.
The obligation of each Lender and each Swing Line Lender to make an Advance to any Borrower as part of any Borrowing (including the initial Borrowing) that would increase the aggregate principal amount of Advances outstanding hereunder, and the obligation of each Fronting Bank to issue, amend, extend or renew a Letter of Credit (including the initial Letter of Credit for the account of such Borrower), in each case, as part of an Extension of Credit, shall be subject to the further conditions precedent that on the date of such Extension of Credit:
(i)    The following statements shall be true (and each of the giving of the applicable Notice of Pro-Rata Borrowing, Notice of Swing Line Borrowing or Letter of Credit Request and the acceptance by such Borrower of the proceeds of such Borrowing or the acceptance of a Letter of Credit by the Beneficiary thereof, as the case may be, shall



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constitute a representation and warranty by such Borrower that on the date of such Extension of Credit such statements are true):
(A)    The representations and warranties of such Borrower contained in Section 4.01 (other than (1) subsection (f) thereof, (2) the first sentence of subsection (g) thereof (but solely with respect to the unaudited consolidated balance sheet of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries, as at September 30, 2016, and the related consolidated statements of income, retained earnings and cash flows for the nine months then ended), and (3) the last sentence of subsection (g) thereof, in each case, with respect to any Extension of Credit following the initial Extension of Credit) are true and correct on and as of the date of such Extension of Credit, before and after giving effect to such Extension of Credit and to the application of the proceeds therefrom, as though made on and as of such date (other than, as to any such representation or warranty that by its terms refers to a specific date other than the date of such Extension of Credit, in which case, such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such specific date);
(B)    No event has occurred and is continuing, or would result from such Extension of Credit or from the application of the proceeds therefrom, that constitutes an Event of Default or an Unmatured Default with respect to such Borrower; and
(C)    Immediately following such Extension of Credit, (1) the aggregate amount of Outstanding Credits shall not exceed the aggregate amount of the Commitments then in effect, (2) the Outstanding Credits of any Lender shall not exceed the amount of such Lender’s Commitment, (3) the aggregate principal amount of Advances outstanding for such Borrower shall not exceed the amounts authorized under such Borrower’s Approval, (4) the Outstanding Credits for the account of any Borrower shall not exceed the Borrower Sublimit for such Borrower, (5) the aggregate principal amount of the Swing Line Advances outstanding shall not exceed the Swing Line Sublimit, and (6) if such Extension of Credit relates to a Letter of Credit, the Stated Amount thereof, when aggregated with (x) the Stated Amount of each other Letter of Credit that is outstanding or with respect to which a Letter of Credit Request has been received and (y) the outstanding Reimbursement Obligations, shall not exceed the L/C Commitment Amount; and
(ii)    Such Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent copies of such other approvals and documents as the Administrative Agent, any Fronting Bank, any Swing Line Lender or any other Lender (through the Administrative Agent) may reasonably request.
ARTICLE IV
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
SECTION 4.01. Representations and Warranties of the Borrowers.
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(a)    Existence and Power. It is a corporation or limited liability company, as the case may be, duly formed, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its formation, is duly qualified to do business as a foreign corporation or limited liability company in and is in good standing under the laws of each state in which the ownership of its properties or the conduct of its business makes such qualification necessary, except where the failure to be so qualified would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect with respect to such Borrower, and has all corporate or limited liability company powers and all governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals required to carry on its business as now conducted except where the failure to do so, in each case, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(b)    Due Authorization. The execution, delivery and performance by it of each Loan Document to which it is, or is to become, a party, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on its part and do not, and will not, require the consent or approval of its shareholders or members, as the case may be, other than such consents and approvals as have been duly obtained, given or accomplished.
(c)    No Violation, Etc. Neither the execution, delivery or performance by it of this Agreement or any other Loan Document to which it is, or is to become, a party, nor the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, nor compliance by it with the provisions hereof or thereof, contravenes or will contravene, or results or will result in a breach of, any of the provisions of its Organizational Documents, any Applicable Law, or any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, lease, license or any other agreement or instrument to which it or any of its Subsidiaries is party or by which its property or the property of any of its Subsidiaries is bound, or results or will result in the creation or imposition of any Lien upon any of its property or the property of any of its Subsidiaries except as provided herein, except to the extent such contravention or breach, or the creation or imposition of any such Lien, individually or in the aggregate, has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect with respect to such Borrower. Each Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries is in compliance with all laws (including, without limitation, ERISA and Environmental Laws), regulations and orders of any Governmental Authority applicable to it or its property and all indentures, agreements and other instruments binding upon it or its property, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect with respect to such Borrower.
(d)    Governmental Actions. No Governmental Action is or will be required in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by it, or the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document to which it is, or is to become, a party other than such Borrower’s Approval, as applicable, which has been duly issued and is in full force and effect.
(e)    Execution and Delivery. This Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is, or is to become, a party have been or will be (as the case may be) duly executed and delivered by it, and this Agreement is, and upon execution and delivery thereof each other Loan Document will be, the legal, valid and binding obligation of it enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject, however, to the application by a court of general principles of equity and to the effect



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of any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally.
(f)    Litigation. Except as disclosed in the Disclosure Documents, there is no pending or, to such Borrower’s knowledge, threatened action or proceeding (including, without limitation, any proceeding relating to or arising out of Environmental Laws) affecting such Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries before any court, governmental agency or arbitrator that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect with respect to such Borrower.
(g)    Financial Statements; Material Adverse Change. The consolidated balance sheet of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries, as at December 31, 2015, and the related consolidated statements of income, retained earnings and cash flows of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries, certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, independent public accountants, and the unaudited consolidated balance sheet of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries, as at September 30, 2016, and the related consolidated statements of income, retained earnings and cash flows of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries, for the nine months then ended, copies of which have been furnished to each Lender, each Swing Line Lender and each Fronting Bank, in all cases as amended and restated to the date hereof, present fairly in all material respects the consolidated financial position of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the indicated dates and the consolidated results of the operations of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the periods ended on the indicated dates, all in accordance with GAAP consistently applied (in the case of such statements that are unaudited, subject to year-end adjustments and the exclusion of detailed footnotes). Except as disclosed in the Disclosure Documents, there has been no change, event or occurrence since December 31, 2015 that has had a Material Adverse Effect with respect to such Borrower.
(h)    ERISA. Except as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect:
(i)    No Termination Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur with respect to any Plan.
(ii)    Schedule SB (Actuarial Information) to the most recent annual report (Form 5500 Series) with respect to each Plan, copies of which have been filed with the Department of Labor and furnished (or made available) to the Lenders, (A) is complete and accurate, (B) fairly presents the funding status of such Plan, and (C) since the date of such Schedule SB there has been no change in such funding status.
(iii)    Neither it nor any member of the Controlled Group has incurred or reasonably expects to incur any withdrawal liability under ERISA to any Multiemployer Plan.
(i)    Margin Stock. After applying the proceeds of each Extension of Credit, not more than 25% of the value of the assets of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries subject to the restrictions of Section 5.03(a) or (b) will consist of or be represented by Margin Stock. Such Borrower is not engaged in the business of extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying Margin Stock, and no proceeds of any Extension of Credit will be used to purchase or carry any Margin Stock or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any Margin Stock.



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(j)    Investment Company. Such Borrower is not an “investment company” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
(k)    No Event of Default. No event has occurred and is continuing that constitutes an Event of Default or an Unmatured Default in each case with respect to such Borrower.
(l)    No Material Misstatements. The reports, financial statements and other written information furnished by or on behalf of such Borrower to the Administrative Agent, any Fronting Bank or any Lender pursuant to or in connection with the Loan Documents and the transactions contemplated thereby, when taken together with the Disclosure Documents, do not contain and will not contain, when taken as a whole, any untrue statement of a material fact and do not omit and will not omit, when taken as a whole, to state any fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were or will be made, not misleading in any material respect.
(m)    Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions. Such Borrower has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions in all material respects by the Covered Entities and their respective directors, officers, employees and, to the extent commercially reasonable, agents under the control and acting on behalf of the Covered Entities. The Covered Entities are in compliance in all material respects with (i) the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, and each of the regulations promulgated by OFAC (31 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) and any other enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto, and (ii) the Patriot Act. The Covered Entities and their respective officers and employees and, to the knowledge of such Borrower, the Covered Entities’ directors and agents, are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions in all material respects. None of the Covered Entities or any of their respective directors, officers or employees or, to the knowledge of such Borrower, any agent of the Covered Entities (i) is a Sanctioned Person, (ii) has assets located in Sanctioned Countries in violation of applicable Sanctions, (iii) does business in or with, or derives its operating income from investments in, or transactions with, Sanctioned Persons or (iv) does unauthorized business in or with, or derives its operating income from unauthorized investments in, or transactions with, Sanctioned Countries. No Borrowing or use of proceeds thereof will violate Anti-Corruption Laws or applicable Sanctions.
(n)    EEA Financial Institution. No Borrower is an EEA Financial Institution.
ARTICLE V
COVENANTS OF THE BORROWERS
SECTION 5.01. Affirmative Covenants of the Borrowers.
Unless the Majority Lenders shall otherwise consent in writing, so long as any amount payable by any Borrower hereunder shall remain unpaid, any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding or any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, such Borrower will:



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(a)    Preservation of Corporate Existence, Etc. (i) Without limiting the right of such Borrower to merge with or into or consolidate with or into any other corporation or entity in accordance with the provisions of Section 5.03(c) hereof, preserve and maintain its corporate or limited liability company (as the case may be) existence under the laws of a State of the United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) qualify and remain qualified as a foreign corporation or limited liability company (as the case may be) in each jurisdiction in which such qualification is reasonably necessary in view of its business and operations or the ownership of its properties and (iii) preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect the rights, privileges and franchises necessary or desirable in the normal conduct of its business, except, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii) above, to the extent that failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect with respect to such Borrower; provided, however, that any Borrower may change its form of organization from a corporation to a limited liability company or from a limited liability company to a corporation if the Administrative Agent is reasonably satisfied that such change shall not affect any obligations of such Borrower under the Loan Documents.
(b)    Compliance with Laws, Etc. Comply, and cause each of its Subsidiaries to comply, in all material respects with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and orders of any Governmental Authority, the noncompliance with which would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect with respect to such Borrower, such compliance to include, without limitation, compliance with the Patriot Act, regulations promulgated by OFAC, Environmental Laws and ERISA and paying before the same become delinquent all material taxes, assessments and governmental charges imposed upon it or upon its property, except to the extent compliance with any of the foregoing is then being contested in good faith by appropriate legal proceedings.
(c)    Maintenance of Insurance, Etc. Maintain insurance with responsible and reputable insurance companies or associations or through its own program of self-insurance in such amounts and covering such risks as is usually carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in the same general areas in which such Borrower operates.
(d)    Inspection Rights. At any reasonable time and from time to time as the Administrative Agent, any Swing Line Lender, any Fronting Bank or any Lender may reasonably request (upon five Business Days’ prior notice delivered to the applicable Borrower and no more than once a year, unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing), permit the Administrative Agent, such Fronting Bank or such Lender or any agents or representatives thereof to examine and make copies of and abstracts from the records and books of account of, and visit the properties of, such Borrower and any of its Subsidiaries, and to discuss the affairs, finances and accounts of such Borrower and any of its Subsidiaries with any of their respective officers or directors; provided, however, that (x) such Borrower reserves the right to restrict access to any of its Subsidiaries’ facilities in accordance with reasonably adopted procedures relating to safety and security and (y) neither Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries shall be required to disclose to the Administrative Agent, any Swing Line Lender, any Fronting Bank or any Lender or any agents or representatives thereof any information that is the subject of attorney-client privilege or attorney work-product privilege properly asserted by the applicable Person to prevent the loss of such privilege in connection with such information or that is prevented from disclosure pursuant to a confidentiality agreement with third parties (provided that such Borrower agrees to use



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commercially reasonable efforts to obtain any required third-party consent to such disclosure, subject to customary nondisclosure restrictions applicable to the Administrative Agent, any Swing Line Lender, any Fronting Bank or the Lenders, as applicable). The Administrative Agent, each Swing Line Lender, each Fronting Bank and each Lender agree to use reasonable efforts to ensure that any information concerning such Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries obtained by the Administrative Agent, such Fronting Bank or such Lender pursuant to this subsection (d) or subsection (g) below that is not contained in a report or other document filed with the SEC, distributed by such Borrower or FE to its security holders or otherwise generally available to the public, will, to the extent permitted by law and except as may be required by valid subpoena or in the normal course of the Administrative Agent’s, such Swing Line Lender’s, such Fronting Bank’s or such Lender’s business operations be treated confidentially by the Administrative Agent, such Swing Line Lender, such Fronting Bank or such Lender, as the case may be, and will not be distributed or otherwise made available by the Administrative Agent, such Swing Line Lender, such Fronting Bank or such Lender, as the case may be, to any Person, other than the Administrative Agent’s, such Swing Line Lender’s, such Fronting Bank’s or such Lender’s employees, authorized agents or representatives (including, without limitation, attorneys and accountants).
(e)    Keeping of Books. Keep, and cause each Subsidiary to keep, proper books of record and account in which entries shall be made of all financial transactions and the assets and business of such Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP.
(f)    Maintenance of Properties. Maintain and preserve, and cause each of its Subsidiaries to maintain and preserve, all of its properties (except such properties the failure of which to maintain or preserve would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect with respect to such Borrower) that are used or that are useful in the conduct of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted, and in accordance with prudent industry practices applicable to the industry of such Borrower, in all material respects, and (subject to subsection (b) above) Applicable Law it being understood that this covenant relates only to the good working order and condition of such properties and shall not be construed as a covenant of such Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries not to dispose of such properties by sale, lease, transfer or otherwise.
(g)    Reporting Requirements. Furnish, or cause to be furnished, to the Administrative Agent, with sufficient copies for each Lender and each Fronting Bank, the following:
(i)    promptly after becoming aware of the occurrence of any Event of Default with respect to such Borrower continuing on the date of such statement, the statement of an Authorized Officer of such Borrower setting forth details of such Event of Default and the action that such Borrower has taken or proposes to take with respect thereto;
(ii)    as soon as available and in any event within 60 days after the close of each of the first three quarters in each fiscal year of such Borrower, consolidated balance sheets of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such quarter and consolidated statements of income of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the period commencing at the end of the previous fiscal year and ending with the end of such quarter, fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at



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such date and the results of operations of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such period and setting forth in each case in comparative form the corresponding figures for the corresponding period of the preceding fiscal year, all in reasonable detail and duly certified (subject to year-end adjustments and the exclusion of detailed footnotes) by the chief financial officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer or controller of such Borrower as having been prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied (in the case of such statements that are unaudited, subject to year-end adjustments and the exclusion of detailed footnotes);
(iii)    as soon as available and in any event within 105 days after the end of each fiscal year of such Borrower, a copy of the annual report for such year for such Borrower and its Subsidiaries, containing consolidated and consolidating financial statements of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such year certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP or other independent public accountants of recognized national standing as fairly presenting, in all material respects, the financial position of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such year and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the three-year period (or, if such Borrower is not then required to file reports with the SEC pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, the two-year period) ending as at the end of such year in conformity with GAAP;
(iv)     concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements specified in clauses (ii) and (iii) above a certificate of the chief financial officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer or controller of such Borrower (A) stating whether such Borrower has any knowledge of the occurrence and continuance at the date of such certificate of any Event of Default not theretofore reported pursuant to the provisions of clause (i) of this subsection (g), and, if so, stating the facts with respect thereto, and (B) setting forth in a true and correct manner, the calculation of the applicable ratio or, in the case of FE, ratios contemplated by Section 5.02 hereof, as of the date of the most recent financial statements accompanying such certificate, to show such Borrower’s compliance with or the status of the applicable financial covenant or, in the case of FE, covenants contained in Section 5.02 hereof;
(v)    promptly after the sending or filing thereof, copies of any reports that such Borrower sends to any of its securityholders, and copies of all reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q or Form 8-K, if any, that such Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries files with the SEC;
(vi)    as soon as possible and in any event within 20 days after such Borrower or any member of the Controlled Group knows or has reason to know that any Termination Event with respect to any Plan has occurred or is reasonably likely to occur, that would reasonably be expected to result in liability exceeding $100,000,000 to such Borrower or such member of the Controlled Group, a statement of the chief financial officer of such Borrower describing such Termination Event and the action, if any, that such Borrower or such member of the Controlled Group, as the case may be, proposes to take with respect thereto;
(vii)    promptly upon reasonable request by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, after the filing thereof with the Department of Labor, copies of each Schedule SB (Actuarial Information) to the annual report (Form 5500 Series) with respect to each Plan;



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(viii)    promptly upon request and in any event within five Business Days after receipt thereof by such Borrower or any member of the Controlled Group from a Multiemployer Plan sponsor, a copy of each notice received by such Borrower or such member of the Controlled Group concerning the imposition of withdrawal liability pursuant to Section 4202 of ERISA;
(ix)    promptly and in any event within five Business Days (or one Business Day, if such change would require a prepayment under Section 2.12(b)(iv)) after Moody’s or S&P has changed any relevant Reference Rating, notice of such change;
(x)    promptly upon the occurrence of a Reportable Compliance Event, notice of such occurrence; and
(xi)    such other information respecting the condition or operations, financial or otherwise, of such Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, including, without limitation, copies of all reports and registration statements that such Borrower or any Subsidiary files with the SEC or any national securities exchange, as the Administrative Agent, any Fronting Bank, any Swing Line Lender or any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) may from time to time reasonably request.
The financial statements and reports described in paragraphs (ii), (iii) and (v) above will be deemed to have been delivered hereunder if publicly available on the SEC’s EDGAR Database or on FE’s website no later than the date specified for delivery of same under paragraph (ii), (iii) or (v), as applicable, above. If any financial statements or report described in paragraph (ii) or (iii) above is due on a date that is not a Business Day, then such financial statements or report shall be delivered on the next succeeding Business Day.
(h)    Borrower Approvals. Maintain such Borrower’s Approval in full force and effect and comply with all terms and conditions thereof until all amounts outstanding under the Loan Documents shall have been repaid or paid (as the case may be) and the latest Termination Date has occurred.
(i)    Compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions. (i) Maintain in effect and enforce, and cause the other Covered Entities to maintain in effect and enforce, policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions in all material respects by the Covered Entities and their respective directors, officers, employees and, to the extent commercially reasonable, agents under the control and acting on behalf of the Covered Entities, and (ii) comply, and cause the other Covered Entities to comply, in all material respects with Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions applicable to it or its property.
SECTION 5.02. Financial Covenants.
(a)    Debt to Capitalization Ratio. Unless the Majority Lenders shall otherwise consent in writing, so long as any amount payable by any Borrower hereunder shall remain unpaid, any Letter of Credit for the account of any Borrower shall remain outstanding or any Lender shall have



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any Commitment to any Borrower hereunder, such Borrower will maintain a Debt to Capitalization Ratio of no more than 0.65 to 1.00 (determined as of the last day of each fiscal quarter).
(b)    Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio. Unless the Majority Lenders shall otherwise consent in writing, so long as any amount payable by FE hereunder shall remain unpaid, any Letter of Credit for the account of FE shall remain outstanding or any Lender shall have any Commitment to FE hereunder, FE will not permit the Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio for the four-fiscal-quarter period ended on the last day of any fiscal quarter of FE, commencing with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2016, to be less than the amount set forth below for such fiscal quarter (provided, however, that upon FE obtaining a Reference Rating of BBB- or higher by S&P and Baa3 or higher by Moody’s, FE shall not be required to comply with this Section 5.02(b) thereafter):
Four-Fiscal-Quarter Period Ending:
Minimum Ratio
December 31, 2016
1.75:1.00
March 31, 2017
1.75:1.00
June 30, 2017
1.75:1.00
September 30, 2017
1.75:1.00
December 31, 2017
1.75:1.00
March 31, 2018
2.00:1.00
June 30, 2018
2.00:1.00
September 30, 2018
2.00:1.00
December 31, 2018
2.00:1.00
March 31, 2019
2.25:1.00
June 30, 2019
2.25:1.00
September 30, 2019
2.25:1.00
December 31, 2019
2.25:1.00
March 31, 2020
2.50:1.00
June 30, 2020
2.50:1.00
September 30, 2020
2.50:1.00
December 31, 2020
2.50:1.00
March 31, 2021
2.50:1.00
June 30, 2021
2.50:1.00
September 30, 2021
2.50:1.00
December 31, 2021
2.50:1.00

SECTION 5.03. Negative Covenants of the Borrowers.
Unless the Majority Lenders shall otherwise consent in writing, so long as any amount payable by any Borrower hereunder shall remain unpaid, any Letter of Credit for the account of any Borrower shall remain outstanding or any Lender shall have any Commitment to any Borrower hereunder, such Borrower will not:



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(a)    Sales, Etc. (i) Sell, lease, transfer or otherwise dispose of any shares of common stock of any Significant Subsidiary of such Borrower, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by such Borrower, or permit any Significant Subsidiary of such Borrower to do so, or (ii) sell, lease, transfer or otherwise dispose of (whether in one transaction or a series of transactions) or permit any of its Subsidiaries to sell, lease, transfer or dispose of (whether in one transaction or a series of transactions) assets located in the United States (other than any assets that are purported to be conveyed in connection with a Permitted Securitization but including assets purported to be conveyed pursuant to any sale leaseback transaction) having an aggregate book value (determined as of the date of such transaction for all such transactions since the date hereof) that is greater than 20% of the book value of all of the consolidated fixed assets of such Borrower, as reported on the most recent consolidated balance sheet of such Borrower prior to the date of such sale, lease, transfer or disposition to any entity other than such Borrower or any of its wholly owned direct or indirect Subsidiaries; provided, however, that the limitation in this clause (ii) shall not in any way restrict, and shall not apply to, (A) the contribution or transfer of the transmission assets of Penelec and Met-Ed to Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, LLC pursuant to the MAIT FERC Transfer Order, (B) the sale, transfer or other disposition of any equity interests in or assets of any Unregulated Subsidiary, (C) the sale, lease, transfer or other disposition of the Bath County hydroelectric generation facility located in Warm Springs, Virginia, or (D) the sale, lease, transfer or other disposition of a Borrower’s assets to another Borrower, a Subsidiary of another Borrower or a newly-formed Person to which all or substantially all of the assets and liabilities of such Borrowers or their Subsidiaries are being transferred, in each case under this clause (D), pursuant to a transaction permitted under subsection (c) below.
(b)    Liens, Etc. Create or suffer to exist, or permit any Significant Subsidiary of such Borrower to create or suffer to exist, any Lien upon or with respect to any of its properties (including, without limitation, any shares of any class of equity security of any Significant Subsidiary of such Borrower), in each case to secure or provide for the payment of Indebtedness, other than (i) liens consisting of (A) pledges or deposits in the ordinary course of business to secure obligations under worker’s compensation laws or similar legislation, (B) deposits in the ordinary course of business to secure, or in lieu of, surety, appeal, or customs bonds to which such Borrower or Significant Subsidiary is a party, (C) deposits, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $200,000,000 at any one time outstanding, made by FE during the period from the date hereof through and including December 31, 2018 to secure, or in lieu of, surety, appeal, or customs bonds to which any Unregulated Subsidiary is a party, (D) pledges or deposits in the ordinary course of business to secure performance in connection with bids, tenders or contracts (other than contracts for the payment of money), or (E) materialmen’s, mechanics’, carriers’, workers’, repairmen’s or other like Liens incurred in the ordinary course of business for sums not yet due or currently being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted, or deposits to obtain in the release of such Liens; (ii) purchase money liens or purchase money security interests upon or in any property acquired or held by such Borrower or Significant Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business, which secure the purchase price of such property or secure indebtedness incurred solely for the purpose of financing the acquisition of such property; (iii) Liens existing on property acquired by such Borrower or Significant Subsidiary or on the property of any Person at the time that such Person becomes a direct or indirect Significant Subsidiary of such Borrower or Significant Subsidiary or is merged into or consolidated with such Borrower or Significant Subsidiary; provided, in each case, that such



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Liens were not created to secure the acquisition of such Person; (iv) Liens in existence on the date of this Agreement; (v) Liens created by any First Mortgage Indenture, so long as under the terms thereof no “event of default” (howsoever designated) in respect of any bonds issued thereunder will be triggered by reference to an Event of Default or Unmatured Default; (vi) Liens securing Attributable Securitization Obligations on the assets purported to be sold in connection with the applicable Permitted Securitization; (vii) Liens securing Nonrecourse Indebtedness; (viii) Liens on cash or cash equivalents deposited on behalf of or pledged to counterparties with respect to Permitted Obligations of such Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries; (ix) Liens on cash or cash equivalents to defease Indebtedness of such Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries; (x) Liens on cash or cash equivalents constituting proceeds from a disposition of assets otherwise not prohibited under subsection (a) above, which proceeds are deposited in escrow accounts for indemnification, adjustment of purchase price or similar obligations to the purchaser of such assets; (xi) Liens securing obligations in respect of pollution control or industrial revenue bonds or nuclear fuel leases, provided that such Liens extend to only the equipment, project, nuclear fuel or other assets financed with the proceeds of such financing; (xii) Liens arising in connection with leases that shall have been or should be, in accordance with GAAP, recorded as capital leases in respect of which such Borrower or Significant Subsidiary is liable as lessee; provided, that no such Lien shall extend to or cover any assets of such Borrower or Significant Subsidiary other than the assets of such Borrower or Significant Subsidiary subject to such lease and proceeds thereof; and (xiii) Liens created for the sole purpose of refinancing, extending, renewing or replacing in whole or in part Indebtedness secured by any Lien referred to in the foregoing clauses (i) through (xii); provided, however, that the principal amount of Indebtedness (or, if greater, the aggregate lending commitment) secured thereby shall not exceed the principal amount of Indebtedness (or, if greater, the aggregate lending commitment) so secured at the time of such refinancing, extension, renewal or replacement, and that such refinancing, extension, renewal or replacement, as the case may be, shall be limited to all or a part of the property or Indebtedness that secured the Lien so extended, renewed or replaced (and any improvements on such property).
(c)    Mergers, Etc. Merge with or into or consolidate with or into any other Person, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to do so unless (i) immediately after giving effect thereto, no event shall have occurred and be continuing that constitutes an Event of Default, (ii) the consolidation or merger shall not materially and adversely affect the ability of such Borrower (or its successor by merger or consolidation as contemplated by clause (A) of this subsection (c)) to perform its obligations hereunder or under any other Loan Document, and (iii) in the case of any merger or consolidation to which such Borrower is a party, the Person formed by such consolidation or into which such Borrower shall be merged shall (1) assume such Borrower’s obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party in a writing reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Administrative Agent and (2) be organized under the laws of a State of the United States or the District of Columbia. Without limiting the foregoing, (A) any Borrower may merge with or into or consolidate with or into (x) another Borrower or into a newly-formed Person into which one or more Borrowers are being merged or consolidated (which Person will become a Borrower hereunder and a wholly-owned Subsidiary of FE) or (y) a wholly-owned Subsidiary of another Borrower (in which case only such other Borrower will continue as a Borrower hereunder), and (B) any Borrower may transfer all or substantially all of its assets and liabilities to another Borrower, to a wholly-owned Subsidiary of another Borrower (in which case only such



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other Borrower will continue as a Borrower hereunder) or to a newly-formed Person to which all or substantially all of the assets and liabilities of one or more Borrowers are being transferred (which Person will become a Borrower hereunder and a wholly-owned Subsidiary of FE), in each case of clauses (A) and (B), if (1) the surviving Person, transferee or Person otherwise specified above to become a Borrower hereunder, as applicable, assumes such Borrower’s or Borrowers’, as applicable, obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents pursuant to an instrument in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (2) the Reference Ratings of the surviving or resulting Borrower are not, after giving effect to such transactions, any lower than the Reference Ratings of each Borrower that was a party to such transactions immediately prior to the consummation of such transactions, unless the Reference Ratings of such surviving or resulting Borrower are at least BBB- and Baa3, and (3) the parties to such transaction deliver to the Administrative Agent certified copies of all corporate or limited liability, equity holder and Governmental Authority approvals required in connection with such transactions and legal opinions of counsel to such parties relating to such transactions and the assumption agreement described in clause (1) above; provided, however, that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in no event shall (x) any Borrower or Significant Subsidiary merge with or into or consolidate with or into any Unregulated Subsidiary or (y) any Borrower or Significant Subsidiary transfer all or substantially all of its assets to an Unregulated Subsidiary. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Section 5.03(c) shall restrict any merger or consolidation of any Unregulated Subsidiary in connection with any sale, transfer or other disposition of any equity interests in or assets of such Unregulated Subsidiary to any Person that is not an Affiliate of any Borrower in a transaction permitted under Section 5.03(a).
(d)    Compliance with ERISA. (i) Enter into any nonexempt “prohibited transaction” (within the meaning of Section 4975 of the Code or Section 406 of ERISA) involving any Plan that may result in any liability of such Borrower to any Person that (in the opinion of the Majority Lenders and the Fronting Banks) would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect with respect to any Borrower or (ii) allow or suffer to exist any event or condition known to such Borrower that results in any liability of such Borrower to the PBGC that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect with respect to any Borrower. For purposes of this subsection (d), “liability” shall not include termination insurance premiums payable under Section 4007 of ERISA.
(e)    Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of any Extension of Credit for any purpose other than (i) refinancing the Existing Facilities to which such Borrower is a party and (ii) working capital and other general corporate purposes of such Borrower and its Subsidiaries (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall include intercompany loans and advances by a Borrower to any of its Subsidiaries, including any Unregulated Subsidiary); provided, however, that such Borrower may not use such proceeds in connection with any Hostile Acquisition.
(f)    Limitation on Cross-Default Provisions.    Incur or permit any Significant Subsidiary to incur (which for purposes of this subsection (f), shall not include the drawdown of any revolving credit facility or any letter of credit facility in existence on June 17, 2011 or any other incurrence of Indebtedness or other obligation under agreements in existence on such date pursuant to the terms thereof as in effect on such date) after the date hereof any Indebtedness, Commodity



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Trading Obligations or Hedging Obligations that shall or may become subject to acceleration, redemption or mandatory purchase prior to the stated maturity date of such Indebtedness or the stated or otherwise applicable date for performance of such Commodity Trading Obligations or Hedging Obligations, as the case may be, upon the occurrence of one or more events of default or credit events or similar events (howsoever designated) under any document or instrument evidencing any Indebtedness, Commodity Trading Obligations or Hedging Obligations of FES, AESC or any of their respective Subsidiaries.
(g)    Compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions. Request any Borrowing, or use, or permit any of the other Covered Entities and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents to use, the proceeds of any Borrowing (i) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of value, to any Person in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws, (ii) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, (iii) for the purpose of unauthorized funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Country, or (iv) in any manner that would result in the violation of any Sanctions applicable to, or the imposition of any Sanctions on, any Covered Entity or, to the knowledge of such Borrower, any other party hereto.
(h)    Equity Contributions. Make, or permit any Significant Subsidiary to make, any equity contributions to any Unregulated Subsidiary; provided, however, that this Section 5.03(h) shall not restrict or otherwise apply to (i) any such equity contributions that are required by Applicable Law or court order or (ii) any intercompany advances made to any Unregulated Subsidiary (including, without limitation, pursuant to the Unregulated Money Pool Agreement) that are recharacterized by a court or other Governmental Authority as equity contributions.
ARTICLE VI
EVENTS OF DEFAULT
SECTION 6.01. Events of Default.
If any of the following events shall occur and be continuing with respect to any Borrower (as to such Borrower, an “Event of Default”):
(a)    (i) Any principal of any Advance or any Reimbursement Obligation shall not be paid by such Borrower when the same becomes due and payable, or (ii) any interest on any Advance or any fees or other amounts payable hereunder shall not be paid by such Borrower within three Business Days after the same becomes due and payable; or
(b)    Any representation or warranty made by such Borrower (or any of its officers) in any Loan Document or in connection with any Loan Document shall prove to have been incorrect or misleading in any material respect when made; or
(c)    (i) Such Borrower shall fail to perform or observe any covenant set forth in Section 5.01(a)(i), Section 5.01(g)(i), Section 5.01(i), Section 5.02 or Section 5.03 on its part to be performed or observed, or (ii) such Borrower shall fail to perform or observe any other term, covenant or agreement (other than those covenants otherwise covered in clause



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(a) or (c)(i) of this Section 6.01) contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document on its part to be performed or observed and such failure shall remain unremedied for 30 days after written notice thereof shall have been given to such Borrower by the Administrative Agent or any Lender; or
(d)    Any material provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall at any time and for any reason cease to be valid and binding upon such Borrower, except pursuant to the terms thereof, or shall be declared to be null and void, or the validity or enforceability thereof shall be contested in any manner by such Borrower or any Governmental Authority, or such Borrower shall deny in any manner that it has any or further liability or obligation under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; or
(e)    Such Borrower or any Significant Subsidiary of such Borrower shall fail to pay any principal of or premium or interest on any Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness of such Borrower under this Agreement, but including, with respect to FE, Indebtedness of its Significant Subsidiaries under this Agreement) that is outstanding in a principal amount in excess of $100,000,000 in the aggregate when the same becomes due and payable (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand or otherwise), and such failure shall continue after the applicable grace period, if any, specified in the agreement or instrument relating to such Indebtedness; or any other event shall occur or condition shall exist under any agreement or instrument relating to any such Indebtedness and shall continue after the applicable grace period, if any, specified in such agreement or instrument, if the effect of such event or condition is to accelerate, or to permit the acceleration of, the maturity of such Indebtedness; or any such Indebtedness shall be declared to be due and payable, or required to be prepaid (other than by a regularly scheduled required prepayment), prior to the stated maturity thereof; or
(f)    Such Borrower or any Significant Subsidiary of such Borrower shall generally not pay its debts as such debts become due, or shall admit in writing its inability to pay its debts generally, or shall make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; or any proceeding shall be instituted by or against any Borrower or any Significant Subsidiary of such Borrower seeking to adjudicate it a bankrupt or insolvent, or seeking liquidation, winding up, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, protection, relief, or composition or arrangement with creditors, a readjustment of its debts, in each case under any law relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization or relief of debtors, or seeking the entry of an order for relief or the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official for it or for any substantial part of its property and, in the case of any such proceeding instituted against it (but not instituted or acquiesced in by it), either such proceeding shall remain undismissed or unstayed for a period of 60 consecutive days, or any of the actions sought in such proceeding (including, without limitation, the entry of an order for relief against, or the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official for, it or for any substantial part of its property) shall occur; or any Borrower or any Significant Subsidiary of such Borrower shall take any corporate action to authorize or to consent to any of the actions set forth above in this subsection (f); or
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adjudication against such Borrower or any Significant Subsidiary of such Borrower and either (i) valid enforcement proceedings shall have been commenced by any creditor upon such judgment or order or (ii) there shall be any period of 30 consecutive days during which a stay of enforcement of such judgment or order, by reason of a pending appeal or otherwise, shall not be in effect; or
(h)    Any Termination Event with respect to a Plan shall have occurred or any Borrower or any member of the Controlled Group as employer under a Multiemployer Plan shall have made a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, and, 30 days after notice thereof shall have been given to such Borrower by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, such Termination Event (if correctable) shall not have been corrected, and, as applicable, (1) the actual liability in respect of such Termination Event to such Borrower would reasonably be expected to exceed $100,000,000, or (2) as a result of such complete or partial withdrawal from a Multiemployer Plan, such Borrower would reasonably be expected to incur withdrawal liability in an amount exceeding $100,000,000; or
(i)    (i) FE shall fail to own directly or indirectly 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of each Significant Subsidiary (with any such failure constituting an Event of Default with respect to FE and any such Significant Subsidiary that is also a Borrower), (ii) any Person or two or more Persons acting in concert shall have acquired beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 of the SEC under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of FE (or other securities convertible into such securities) representing 30% or more of the combined voting power of all securities of FE entitled to vote in the election of directors; or (iii) commencing after the date of this Agreement, individuals who as of the date of this Agreement were directors shall have ceased for any reason to constitute a majority of the Board of Directors of FE unless the Persons replacing such individuals were nominated by the stockholders or the Board of Directors of FE in accordance with FE’s Organizational Documents (each a “Change of Control”);
then, and in any such event, the Administrative Agent shall at the request, or may with the consent, of the Majority Lenders, (i) by notice to the defaulting Borrower, declare the obligation of each Lender to make Advances to such Borrower, the obligation of the Fronting Banks to issue Letters of Credit for the account of such Borrower and the obligation of the Swing Line Lenders to make Swing Line Advances to such Borrower, to be terminated, whereupon the same shall forthwith terminate, and (ii) by notice to such Borrower, declare the Advances made to such Borrower, an amount equal to the aggregate Stated Amount of all issued but undrawn Letters of Credit issued for the account of such Borrower, (such amount being the “Letter of Credit Cash Cover”) and all other amounts payable under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents by such Borrower to be forthwith due and payable, whereupon such Advances and all such amounts shall become and be forthwith due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or further notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by such Borrower; provided, however, that in the event of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to any Borrower or any Significant Subsidiary of such Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code, (A) the obligation of each Lender to make Advances to such Borrower, the obligation of the Fronting Banks to issue Letters of Credit for the account of such Borrower, and the obligation of the Swing Line Lenders to make Swing Line



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Advances to such Borrower shall automatically be terminated and (B) all Advances made to such Borrower, the Letter of Credit Cash Cover with respect to such Borrower and all other amounts payable under this Agreement by such Borrower shall automatically become and be due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or any notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by such Borrower. In the event that any Borrower is required to pay the Letter of Credit Cash Cover pursuant to this Section, such payment shall be made in immediately available funds to the Administrative Agent, which shall hold such funds as collateral pursuant to arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Fronting Banks to secure Reimbursement Obligations in respect of Letters of Credit then outstanding, for the benefit of the Lenders and the Fronting Banks.
ARTICLE VII
THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
SECTION 7.01. Authorization and Action.
Each Lender, each Fronting Bank and each Swing Line Lender hereby appoints and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such action as agent on its behalf and to exercise such powers under this Agreement as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms hereof, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. As to any matters not expressly provided for by this Agreement the Administrative Agent shall not be required to exercise any discretion or take any action, but shall be required to act or to refrain from acting (and shall be fully protected in so acting or refraining from acting) upon the instructions of the Majority Lenders, and such instructions shall be binding upon all Lenders and all Fronting Banks; provided, however, that the Administrative Agent shall not be required to take any action that exposes the Administrative Agent to personal liability or that is contrary to this Agreement or Applicable Law. The Administrative Agent agrees to give to each Lender and each Fronting Bank prompt notice of each notice given to it by the Borrowers pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and to promptly forward to each Lender, each Fronting Bank and each Swing Line Lender the financial statements and any other certificates or statements delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 5.01(g).
SECTION 7.02. Administrative Agent’s Reliance, Etc.
Neither the Administrative Agent nor any of its directors, officers, agents or employees shall be liable to any Lender, any Fronting Bank, any Swing Line Lender or the Borrowers for any action taken or omitted to be taken by it or them under or in connection with this Agreement, except for its or their own gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by the final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction. Without limitation of the generality of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent: (i) may treat each Lender listed in the Register as a “Lender” with a Commitment in the amount recorded in the Register until the Administrative Agent receives and accepts an Assignment and Assumption entered into by a Lender listed in the Register, as assignor, and the applicable assignee, as provided in Section 8.08, at which time the Administrative Agent will make such recordations in the Register as are appropriate to reflect the assignment effected by such Assignment and Assumption; (ii) may consult with legal counsel (including counsel for the Borrowers), independent public accountants and other experts selected by it and shall not be liable for any action taken or omitted to be taken in good faith by it in accordance with the advice of such



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counsel, accountants or experts; (iii) makes no warranty or representation to any Lender, any Fronting Bank or any Swing Line Lender and shall not be responsible to any Lender, any Fronting Bank or any Swing Line Lender for any statements, warranties or representations (whether written or oral) made in or in connection with the Loan Documents; (iv) shall not have any duty to ascertain or to inquire as to the performance or observance of any of the terms, covenants or conditions of the Loan Documents on the part of the Borrowers or to inspect the property (including the books and records) of the Borrowers, and, without limiting the foregoing, shall be deemed not to have knowledge of any Default or Event of Default unless and until written notice is given by a Lender or a Borrower to the Administrative Agent in accordance with the terms of this Agreement; (v) shall not be responsible to any Lender, any Fronting Bank or any Swing Line Lender for the due execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of the Loan Documents or any other instrument or document furnished pursuant thereto; and (vi) shall incur no liability under or in respect of this Agreement by acting upon any notice, consent, certificate or other instrument or writing (which may be by facsimile or e-mail) believed by it in good faith to be genuine and signed or sent by the proper party or parties.
SECTION 7.03. Mizuho and the Fronting Banks and Swing Line Lenders.
With respect to its Commitment, the Advances made by it and any Note issued to it, each of Mizuho and each Lender that is also a Fronting Bank or a Swing Line Lender shall have the same rights and powers under this Agreement as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent, a Fronting Bank or a Swing Line Lender (as the case may be); and the term “Lender” or “Lenders” shall, unless otherwise expressly indicated, include each of Mizuho and each Lender that is also a Fronting Bank as a Swing Line Lender in its individual capacity. Each of Mizuho and each Lender that is also a Fronting Bank as a Swing Line Lender and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to, act as trustee under indentures of, and generally engage in any kind of business with, each Borrower, any of its respective Subsidiaries and any Person who may do business with or own securities of such Borrower or any such Subsidiary, all as if Mizuho or such Lender were not the Administrative Agent, a Fronting Bank or a Swing Line Lender (as the case may be) and without any duty to account therefor to the Lenders or any other Fronting Bank or Swing Line Lender.
SECTION 7.04. Lender Credit Decision; No Other Duties.
Each Lender acknowledges that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, the Fronting Banks, the Swing Line Lenders or any other Lender (or any such Person or any Affiliate thereof acting in the capacity of “Joint Lead Arranger”, “Syndication Agent” or “Documentation Agent”) and based on the financial statements referred to in Section 4.01(g) and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement. Each Lender also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, the Fronting Banks, the Swing Line Lenders or any other Lender (or any such Person or any Affiliate thereof acting in the capacity of “Joint Lead Arranger”, “Syndication Agent” or “Documentation Agent”) and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under this Agreement.



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Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, none of the Persons listed on the cover page hereof as a “Joint Lead Arranger”, “Documentation Agent” or “Syndication Agent” shall have any powers, duties or responsibilities under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, except in its capacity, as applicable, as the Administrative Agent, a Fronting Bank, a Swing Line Lender, or a Lender hereunder. All references to Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in its capacity as a “Joint Lead Arranger” shall include any other registered broker-dealer wholly-owned by Bank of America Corporation to which all of Bank of America Corporation’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ investment banking, commercial lending services or related businesses may be transferred following the date of this Agreement.
SECTION 7.05. Indemnification.
The Lenders agree to indemnify the Administrative Agent (to the extent not reimbursed by the Borrowers), ratably according to their respective Percentages, from and against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever that may be imposed on, incurred by, or asserted against the Administrative Agent in any way relating to or arising out of this Agreement or any action taken or omitted by the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as such) under this Agreement; provided that no Lender shall be liable for any portion of such liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements resulting from the Administrative Agent’s gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by the final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction. Without limitation of the foregoing, each Lender agrees to reimburse the Administrative Agent promptly upon demand for its ratable share of any out‑of‑pocket expenses (including reasonable counsel fees) incurred by the Administrative Agent in connection with the preparation, execution, delivery, administration, modification, amendment or enforcement (whether through negotiations, legal proceedings or otherwise) of, or legal advice in respect of rights or responsibilities under, this Agreement, to the extent that such expenses are reimbursable by the Borrowers but for which the Administrative Agent is not reimbursed by the Borrowers.
SECTION 7.06. Successor Administrative Agent.
The Administrative Agent may resign at any time by giving written notice thereof to the Lenders, the Fronting Banks, the Borrowers and the Swing Line Lenders and may be removed at any time with or without cause by the Majority Lenders, the Fronting Banks and the Swing Line Lenders. Upon any such resignation or removal, the Majority Lenders, the Fronting Banks and the Swing Line Lenders shall have the right, with the prior written consent of the Borrowers (unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing), which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed, to appoint a successor Administrative Agent. If no successor Administrative Agent shall have been so appointed by the Majority Lenders, the Fronting Banks and the Swing Line Lenders, and shall have accepted such appointment, within 30 days after the retiring Administrative Agent’s giving of notice of resignation or the Majority Lenders’, the Fronting Banks’ and the Swing Line Lenders’ removal of the retiring Administrative Agent, then the retiring Administrative Agent may, on behalf of the Lenders, the Fronting Banks and the Swing Line Lenders, appoint a successor Administrative Agent, which shall be a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender and



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(i) a commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States, or any State thereof or (ii) a commercial bank organized under the laws of any other country that is a member of the OECD or has concluded special lending arrangements with the International Monetary Fund associated with its “General Arrangements to Borrow”, or a political subdivision of any such country, provided that such bank is acting through a branch or agency located in the United States and shall have a combined capital and surplus of at least $250,000,000. Upon the acceptance of any appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder by a successor Administrative Agent, such successor Administrative Agent shall thereupon succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring Administrative Agent, and the retiring Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations under this Agreement. After any retiring Administrative Agent’s resignation or removal hereunder as Administrative Agent, the provisions of this Article VII shall inure to its benefit as to any actions taken or omitted to be taken by it while it was Administrative Agent under this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if no Event of Default or Unmatured Default shall have occurred and be continuing, then no successor Administrative Agent shall be appointed under this Section 7.06 without the prior written consent of the Borrowers, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.
SECTION 7.07. Delegation of Duties.
The Administrative Agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers hereunder by or through any one or more sub-agents appointed by the Administrative Agent; provided that, the appointment of a sub-agent that is not an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent shall be subject to the prior consent of the Borrowers (unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing), which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. The Administrative Agent and any such sub-agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers by or through their respective Related Parties. Each such sub-agent and the Related Parties of the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to the benefits of all provisions of this Article VII and Section 8.05, as though such sub-agents were the “Administrative Agent”, as if set forth in full herein with respect thereto.
ARTICLE VIII
MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 8.01. Amendments, Etc.
Subject to Section 2.21(b), no amendment or waiver of any provision of this Agreement or any Note, nor consent to any departure by any Borrower therefrom, shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by the Majority Lenders (and notified to the Administrative Agent) and, in the case of any such amendment, the Borrower or Borrowers to which such amendment is applicable, and then such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given; provided, however, that no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by all the Lenders affected thereby (other than, in the case of clause (a), (f) or (g)(ii) below, any Defaulting Lender), do any of the following: (a) waive any of the conditions specified in Section 3.01 or 3.02, (b) increase or extend the Commitments of the Lenders or subject the Lenders to any additional obligations, (c) change any provision hereof in a manner that would alter the pro rata sharing of payments or the pro rata reduction of



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Commitments among the Lenders, (d) reduce the principal of, or interest (or rate of interest) on, the Advances or any fees or other amounts payable hereunder, (e) postpone any date fixed for any payment of principal of, or interest on, the Advances or any fees or other amounts payable hereunder, (f) change the percentage of the Commitments or of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Advances, the aggregate undrawn amount of outstanding Letters of Credit or the number of Lenders, that shall be required for the Lenders or any of them to take any action hereunder, (g) waive or amend (i) this Section 8.01, (ii) the definition of “Majority Lenders”, (iii) clause (x) of Section 2.04(a) or (iv) the proviso contained in Section 8.07, or (h) extend the obligation of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.04(j) to participate in any Letter of Credit to any date later than the Termination Date applicable to such Lender; and provided, further, that (i) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the Administrative Agent in addition to the Lenders required above to take such action, affect the rights or duties of the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or Section 2.21; (ii) no amendment, waiver or consent that would adversely affect the rights of, or increase the obligations of, any Fronting Bank, or that would alter any provision hereof relating to or affecting Letters of Credit issued by such Fronting Bank or modify or waive Section 2.21, shall be effective unless agreed to in writing by such Fronting Bank or modify or waive Section 2.21; (iii) no amendment, waiver or consent that would adversely affect the rights of, or increase the obligations of, any Swing Line Lender, or that would alter provisions hereof relating to or affecting Swing Line Advances made by such Swing Line Lender or modify or waive Section 2.21, shall be effective unless agreed to in writing by such Swing Line Lender; (iv) Section 8.08(g) may not be amended, waived or otherwise modified without the consent of each Granting Lender all or any part of whose Advances are being funded by an SPC at the time of such amendment, waiver or other modification; and (v) this Agreement may be amended and restated without the consent of any Lender, any Fronting Bank, any Swing Line Lender or the Administrative Agent if, upon giving effect to such amendment and restatement, such Lender, such Fronting Bank, such Swing Line Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, shall no longer be a party to this Agreement (as so amended and restated) or have any Commitment or other obligation hereunder (including, without limitation, any obligation to make payment on account of a Drawing) and shall have been paid in full all amounts payable hereunder to such Lender, such Fronting Bank, such Swing Line Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be.
SECTION 8.02. Notices, Etc.
Unless specifically provided otherwise in this Agreement, all notices and other communications provided for hereunder shall be in writing (including facsimile) and delivered by hand or overnight courier service, mailed or sent by facsimile, if to any Borrower, to it in care of FE at its address at 76 South Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44308, Attention: Treasurer, Facsimile: (330) 384-3772; if to any Bank (including any Swing Line Lender), at its Domestic Lending Office specified opposite its name on Schedule I hereto; if to any other Lender (including any Swing Line Lender), at its Domestic Lending Office specified in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which it became a Lender; if to the Administrative Agent, at its address at, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Harborside Financial Center, 1800 PLAZA TEN, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311-4098, Attention: Nobuhiko Sakyo, Facsimile: (201) 626-9935; if to any Fronting Bank identified on Schedule II hereto, at the address specified opposite its name on Schedule II hereto; if to any other Fronting Bank, at such address as shall be designated by such Fronting Bank in a written notice to the other



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parties; or, as to each party, at such other address as shall be designated by such party in a written notice to the other parties. Subject to the other notice requirements of this Agreement, all notices and communications given to any party hereto in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed to have been given on the date of receipt if delivered by hand or overnight courier service, mailed or sent by facsimile to such party and received during the normal business hours of such party as provided in this Section or in accordance with the latest unrevoked direction from such party given in accordance with this Section. If such notices and communications are received after the normal business hours of such party, receipt shall be deemed to have been given upon the opening of the recipient’s next Business Day.
SECTION 8.03. Electronic Communications.
(a)    Each Borrower hereby agrees that it will provide to the Administrative Agent all information, documents and other materials that it is obligated to furnish to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Loan Documents, including, without limitation, all notices, requests, financial statements, financial and other reports, certificates and other information materials, but excluding any such communication that (i) relates to a request for a new, or a conversion of an existing, Borrowing or other Extension of Credit (including any election of an interest rate or Interest Period relating thereto), (ii) relates to the payment of any principal or other amount due under the Credit Agreement prior to the scheduled date therefor, (iii) provides notice of any Unmatured Default or Event of Default under the Credit Agreement or (iv) is required to be delivered to satisfy any condition precedent to the effectiveness of the Credit Agreement and/or any Borrowing or other Extension of Credit thereunder (all such non-excluded communications being referred to herein collectively as “Communications”), by transmitting the Communications in an electronic/soft medium in a format acceptable to the Administrative Agent to Lau_Agent@mizuhocbus.com or faxing the Communications to (201) 626-9935. In addition, each Borrower agrees to continue to provide the Communications to the Administrative Agent in the manner otherwise specified in this Agreement, but only to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent.
(b)    Each Borrower further agrees that the Administrative Agent may make the Communications available to the Lenders by posting the Communications on Debtdomain, Intralinks, SyndTrak or a substantially similar electronic transmission system (the “Platform”). Each Borrower acknowledges that the distribution of material through an electronic medium is not necessarily secure and that there are confidentiality and other risks associated with such distribution.
(c)    THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. THE AGENT PARTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW) DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE COMMUNICATIONS, OR THE ADEQUACY OF THE PLATFORM AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE COMMUNICATIONS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OR FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER CODE DEFECTS, IS MADE BY THE AGENT PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMMUNICATIONS OR THE PLATFORM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT OR ANY OF ITS



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RELATED PARTIES (COLLECTIVELY, “AGENT PARTIES”) HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO ANY BORROWER, ANY LENDER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES (WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF ANY BORROWER’S OR THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT’S TRANSMISSION OF THE COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH THE PLATFORM, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THE LIABILITY OF ANY AGENT PARTY IS FOUND IN A FINAL NON-APPEALABLE JUDGMENT BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO HAVE RESULTED PRIMARILY FROM SUCH AGENT PARTY’S GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.
(d)    The Administrative Agent agrees that the receipt of the Communications by the Administrative Agent at its e-mail address set forth above shall constitute effective delivery of the Communications to the Administrative Agent for purposes of the Loan Documents. Each Lender agrees that notice to it (as provided in the next sentence) specifying that the Communications have been posted to the Platform shall constitute effective delivery of the Communications to such Lender for purposes of the Loan Documents. Each Lender agrees to notify the Administrative Agent in writing (including by electronic communication) from time to time of such Lender’s e-mail address to which the foregoing notice may be sent by electronic transmission and that the foregoing notice may be sent to such e-mail address. Subject to the other notice requirements of this Agreement, all such notices and Communications given to the Administrative Agent or such Lender in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed to have been given on the date of receipt if delivered by electronic/soft medium to such party and received during the normal business hours of such party as provided in this Section or in accordance with the latest unrevoked direction from such party given in accordance with this Section. If such notices and communications are received after the normal business hours of such party, receipt shall be deemed to have been given upon the opening of the recipient’s next Business Day.
(e)    Nothing herein shall prejudice the right of the Administrative Agent or any Lender to give any notice or other communication pursuant to any Loan Document in any other manner specified in such Loan Document.
SECTION 8.04. No Waiver; Remedies.
No failure on the part of any Lender, any Fronting Bank, any Swing Line Lender or the Administrative Agent to exercise, and no delay in exercising, any right hereunder or under any Note shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right. The remedies herein provided are cumulative and not exclusive of any remedies provided by law.
SECTION 8.05. Costs and Expenses; Indemnification.
(a)    Each Borrower agrees to pay on demand all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent, each Fronting Bank and each Swing Line Lender in connection with the preparation, execution, delivery, syndication administration, modification and amendment of this Agreement, any Note, any Letter of Credit and the other documents to be



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delivered hereunder, including, without limitation, the reasonable fees and out‑of‑pocket expenses of counsel for the Administrative Agent, the Fronting Banks and the Swing Line Lenders with respect thereto and with respect to advising the Administrative Agent, the Fronting Banks and each Swing Line Lender as to their rights and responsibilities under this Agreement. Each Borrower further agrees to pay on demand all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses, if any (including, without limitation, reasonable counsel fees and expenses of counsel), incurred by the Administrative Agent, the Fronting Banks, the Swing Line Lenders and the Lenders in connection with the enforcement (whether through negotiations, legal proceedings or otherwise) of this Agreement, any Note and the other documents to be delivered hereunder, including, without limitation, counsel fees and expenses in connection with the enforcement of rights under this Section 8.05(a). Each Borrower’s obligations under this subsection (a) shall survive the repayment of all other amounts owing to the Lenders, the Swing Line Lenders, the Fronting Banks and the Administrative Agent under this Agreement and any Note and the termination of the Commitments.
(b)    Except as otherwise expressly provided to the contrary herein, if any payment of principal of, or Conversion of, any Eurodollar Rate Advance is made other than on the last day of the Interest Period for such Advance, as a result of a payment or Conversion pursuant to Section 2.11 or 2.14 or a prepayment pursuant to Section 2.12 or acceleration of the maturity of any amounts owing hereunder pursuant to Section 6.01 or upon an assignment made upon demand of a Borrower pursuant to Section 2.22(b) or for any other reason, the applicable Borrower shall, upon demand by any Lender (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent), pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender any amounts required to compensate such Lender for any additional losses, costs or expenses that it may reasonably incur as a result of such payment or Conversion, including, without limitation, any loss, cost or expense incurred by reason of the liquidation or redeployment of deposits or other funds acquired by any Lender to fund or maintain such Advance. Each Borrower’s obligations under this subsection (b) shall survive the repayment of all other amounts owing to the Lenders and the Administrative Agent under this Agreement and any Note and the termination of the Commitments.
(c)    Each Borrower hereby agrees to indemnify and hold each Lender, each Swing Line Lender, each Fronting Bank, the Administrative Agent and their respective Affiliates and their respective officers, directors, partners, employees and professional advisors (each, an “Indemnified Person”) harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, obligations, losses, penalties, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses, whether or not such Indemnified Person is named as a party to any proceeding or is otherwise subjected to judicial or legal process arising from any such proceeding) that any of them may incur or that may be claimed against any of them by any Person (including any Borrower) by reason of or in connection with or arising out of any investigation, litigation or proceeding related to the Commitments or the commitment of any Fronting Bank or any Swing Line Lender hereunder and any use or proposed use by any Borrower of the proceeds of any Extension of Credit or the existence or use of any Letter of Credit or the amounts drawn thereunder, except to the extent such claim, damage, liability, obligation, loss, penalty, cost or expense is found in a final, non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from such Indemnified Person’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. Each Borrower’s obligations under this Section 8.05(c) shall survive (x) the repayment of all amounts owing to the Lenders, the Fronting Banks and the Administrative Agent under this



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Agreement and any Note, (y) the termination of the Commitments, the commitments of the Fronting Banks and Swing Line Lenders hereunder and any Letters of Credit and (z) the termination of this Agreement. If and to the extent that the obligations of the Borrowers under this Section 8.05(c) are unenforceable for any reason, each Borrower agrees to make the maximum payment in satisfaction of such obligations that are not unenforceable that is permissible under Applicable Law or, if less, such amount that may be ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(d)    To the extent permitted by law, each Borrower also agrees not to assert any claim against any Indemnified Person on any theory of liability, for special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages (as opposed to actual or direct damages) in connection with, arising out of, or otherwise relating to this Agreement, any of the transactions contemplated herein or the actual or proposed use of the proceeds of the Advances.
(e)    Each Borrower shall be liable for its pro rata share of any payment to be made by the Borrowers under this Section 8.05, such pro rata share to be determined on the basis of such Borrower’s Fraction; provided, however, that if and to the extent that any such liabilities are reasonably determined by the Borrowers (subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld) to be directly attributable to a specific Borrower, only such Borrower shall be liable for such payments.
SECTION 8.06. Right of Set-off.
Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default each Lender, each Fronting Bank and each Swing Line Lender is hereby authorized at any time and from time to time, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to set off and apply any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final, excluding, however, any payroll accounts maintained by the Borrowers with such Lender, such Fronting Bank or such Swing Line Lender (as the case may be) if and to the extent that such Lender, such Fronting Bank or such Swing Line Lender (as the case may be) shall have expressly waived its set-off rights in writing in respect of such payroll account) at any time held and other indebtedness at any time owing by such Lender, such Fronting Bank or such Swing Line Lender (as the case may be) to or for the credit or the account of the Borrowers against any and all of the obligations of the Borrowers now or hereafter existing under this Agreement and any Note held by such Lender, whether or not such Lender, such Fronting Bank or such Swing Line Lender (as the case may be) shall have made any demand under this Agreement or such Note and although such obligations may be unmatured. Each Lender, each Fronting Bank and each Swing Line Lender agrees promptly to notify the Borrowers after any such set‑off and application made by such Lender, such Fronting Bank or such Swing Line Lender (as the case may be), provided that the failure to give such notice shall not affect the validity of such set‑off and application. The rights of each Lender and each Fronting Bank and each Swing Line Lender under this Section 8.06 are in addition to other rights and remedies (including, without limitation, other rights of set‑off) that such Lender, such Fronting Bank or such Swing Line Lender (as the case may be) may have.





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SECTION 8.07. Binding Effect.
This Agreement shall become effective when it shall have been executed by the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent and when the Administrative Agent shall have been notified by each Bank, each Swing Line Lender and each Fronting Bank that such Bank, such Swing Line Lender or such Fronting Bank (as the case may be) has executed it and thereafter shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, each Swing Line Lender, each Fronting Bank and each Lender and their respective successors and permitted assigns; provided, that the Borrowers shall not have the right to assign their rights or obligations hereunder or any interest herein except (x) with the prior written consent of each Lender and each Fronting Bank (and any such assignment (other than any assignment pursuant to the following clause (y)) without such consent shall be null and void ab initio) or (y) pursuant to Section 5.03(c).
SECTION 8.08. Assignments and Participations.
(a)    Successors and Assigns Generally. No Lender may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder except (i) to an assignee in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this Section 8.08, (ii) by way of participation in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this Section 8.08, (iii) by way of pledge or assignment of a security interest subject to the restrictions of subsection (f) of this Section 8.08, or (iv) to an SPC in accordance with the provisions of subsection (g) of this Section 8.08 (and any other attempted assignment or transfer by any party hereto shall be null and void). Nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, shall be construed to confer upon any Person (other than the parties hereto, their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, Participants to the extent provided in subsection (d) of this Section 8.08 and, to the extent expressly contemplated hereby, the Related Parties of each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders) any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or by reason of this Agreement.
(b)    Assignments by Lenders. Any Lender may at any time assign to one or more assignees all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitment and the Advances at the time owing to it); provided that any such assignment shall be subject to the following conditions:
(i)    Minimum Amounts.
(A)    in the case of an assignment of the entire remaining amount of the assigning Lender’s Commitment and/or the Advances at the time owing to it or contemporaneous assignments to related Approved Funds that equal at least the amount specified in subsection (b)(i)(B) of this Section 8.08 in the aggregate or in the case of an assignment to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund, no minimum amount need be assigned; and
(B)    in any case not described in subsection (b)(i)(A) of this Section 8.08, the aggregate amount of the Commitment (which for this purpose includes Advances outstanding thereunder) or, if the applicable Commitment is not then in effect, the principal outstanding balance of the Advances of the assigning Lender subject to



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each such assignment (determined as of the date the Assignment and Assumption with respect to such assignment is delivered to the Administrative Agent or, if the “Trade Date” is specified in the Assignment and Assumption, as of the Trade Date) shall not be less than $5,000,000, or an integral multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, unless each of the Administrative Agent and, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Borrowers otherwise consent (each such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed); provided that the Borrowers shall be deemed to have consented to any such assignment unless they shall object thereto by giving written notice to the Administrative Agent within five Business Days after having received notice thereof.
(ii)    Proportionate Amounts. Each partial assignment shall be made as an assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement with respect to the Advance or the Commitment assigned.
(iii)    Required Consents. No consent shall be required for any assignment except to the extent required by subsection (b)(i)(B) of this Section 8.08 and, in addition:
(A)    the consent of the Borrowers (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required unless (x) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing at the time of such assignment, or (y) such assignment is to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund; provided that the Borrowers shall be deemed to have consented to any such assignment unless they shall object thereto by giving written notice to the Administrative Agent within five Business Days after having received notice thereof, and provided, further, that the Borrowers’ consent shall not be required during the primary syndication hereof;
(B)    the consent of the Administrative Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required for assignments if such assignment is to a Person that is not a Lender, an Affiliate of such Lender or an Approved Fund with respect to such Lender; and
(C)    the consent of each Fronting Bank and Swing Line Lender shall be required for all assignments, other than pursuant to subsection (e) below; provided, that (1) the consent of the Fronting Banks shall not be required if (x) all of the Commitments and the L/C Fronting Bank Commitments have been terminated and (y) no Letters of Credit or Reimbursement Obligations are outstanding, and (2) the consent of the Swing Line Lenders shall not be required if (x) all of the Commitments and the Swing Line Commitments have been terminated and (y) no Swing Line Advances are outstanding.
(iv)    Assignment and Assumption. The parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption, together with a processing and recordation fee of $3,500 provided that the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, elect to waive such processing and recordation fee in the case of any



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assignment. The assignee, if it is not a Lender, shall deliver to the Administrative Agent an Administrative Questionnaire.
(v)    No Assignment to Certain Persons. No such assignment shall be made to (A) the Borrowers or any of the Borrowers’ Affiliates or Subsidiaries or (B) to 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 (B).
(vi)    No Assignment to Natural Persons. No such assignment shall be made to a natural Person (or to a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of, a natural Person).
(vii)    Certain Additional Payments. In connection with any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder, no such assignment shall be effective unless and until, in addition to the other conditions thereto set forth herein, the parties to the assignment shall make such additional payments to the Administrative Agent in an aggregate amount sufficient, upon distribution thereof as appropriate (which may be outright payment, purchases by the assignee of participations or subparticipations, or other compensating actions, including funding, with the consent of the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent, the applicable pro rata share of Advances previously requested but not funded by the Defaulting Lender, to each of which the applicable assignee and assignor hereby irrevocably consent), to (x) pay and satisfy in full all payment liabilities then owed by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent, each Fronting Bank, each Swing Line Lender and each other Lender hereunder (and interest accrued thereon), and (y) acquire (and fund as appropriate) its full pro rata share of all Advances and participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Advances in accordance with its Percentage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder shall become effective under Applicable Law without compliance with the provisions of this paragraph, then the assignee of such interest shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender for all purposes of this Agreement until such compliance occurs.
Subject to acceptance and recording thereof by the Administrative Agent pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section 8.08, from and after the effective date specified in each Assignment and Assumption, the assignee thereunder shall be a party to this Agreement and, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Agreement, and the assigning Lender thereunder shall, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, be released from its obligations under this Agreement (and, in the case of an Assignment and Assumption covering all of the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement, such Lender shall cease to be a party hereto) but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.13, 2.16 and 8.05 with respect to facts and circumstances occurring prior to the effective date of such assignment; provided, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties and subject to Section 8.16, no assignment by a 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. Any assignment or transfer by a Lender of rights or obligations under this Agreement that does not comply with this subsection shall be treated for purposes of this



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Agreement as a sale by such Lender of a participation in such rights and obligations in accordance with subsection (d) of this Section 8.08.
(c)    Register. The Administrative Agent, acting solely for this purpose as an agent of the Borrowers, shall maintain at its offices at Harborside Financial Center, 1800 PLAZA TEN, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311-4098 a copy of each Assignment and Assumption delivered to it and a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Lenders, and the Commitments of, and principal amounts (and stated interest) of the Advances owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “Register”). The entries in the Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Lender hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement. The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrowers and any Lender, at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.
(d)    Participations. Any Lender may at any time, without the consent of, or notice to, the Borrowers, the Fronting Banks or the Administrative Agent, sell participations to any Person (other than a Person described in Section 8.08(b)(v) or (vi)) (each, a “Participant”) in all or a portion of such Lender’s rights and/or obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitment and/or the Advances owing to it); provided that (i) such Lender’s obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged, (ii) such Lender shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the performance of such obligations, and (iii) the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the Fronting Banks and Lenders shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, each Lender shall be responsible for the indemnity under Section 7.05 with respect to any payments made by such Lender to its Participant(s).
Any agreement or instrument pursuant to which a Lender sells such a participation shall provide that such Lender shall retain the sole right to enforce this Agreement and to approve any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement; provided that such agreement or instrument may provide that such Lender will not, without the consent of the Participant, agree to any amendment, modification or waiver described in clauses (a) through (g) of Section 8.01 that affects such Participant. The Borrowers agree that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.13, 2.16 and 8.05(b) (subject to the requirements and limitations therein, including the requirements under Section 2.16(g) (it being understood that the documentation required under Section 2.16(g) shall be delivered to the participating Lender)) to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section 8.08; provided that such Participant (A) agrees to be subject to the provisions of Section 2.22 as if it were an assignee under subsection (b) of this Section 8.08 and (B) shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Section 2.13 or 2.16, with respect to any participation, than its participating Lender would have been entitled to receive, except to the extent (x) such entitlement to receive a greater payment results from a Change in Law that occurs after the Participant acquired the applicable participation and (y) the sale to such Participant is made with the Borrowers’ prior written consent. Each Lender that sells a participation to any Participant agrees, at the Borrowers’ request and expense, to use reasonable efforts to cooperate with the Borrowers to effectuate the provisions of Section 2.22(b) with respect to such Participant. To the



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extent permitted by law, each Participant also shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 8.06 as though it were a Lender; provided that such Participant agrees to be subject to Section 2.17 as though it were a Lender. Each Lender that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrowers, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts (and stated interest) of each Participant’s interest in the Advances or other obligations under the Loan Documents (the “Participant Register”); provided that no Lender shall have any obligation to disclose all or any portion of the Participant Register (including the identity of any Participant or any information relating to a Participant’s interest in any Commitments, Advances, Letters of Credit or its other obligations under any Loan Document) to any Person except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such Commitment, Advance, Letter of Credit or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations. The entries in the Participant Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and such Lender shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Agreement notwithstanding any notice to the contrary. For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as Administrative Agent) shall have no responsibility for maintaining a Participant Register. A Participant that would be a Foreign Lender if it were a Lender shall not be entitled to the benefits of Section 2.16 unless the Borrowers are notified of the participation sold to such Participant and such Participant agrees, for the benefit of the Borrowers, to comply with Section 2.16(g) as though it were a Lender.
(e)    Certain Pledges. Any Lender may at any time pledge or assign a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement to secure obligations of such Lender, including any pledge or assignment to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank or other central banking authority; provided that no such pledge or assignment shall release such Lender from any of its obligations hereunder or substitute any such pledgee or assignee for such Lender as a party hereto.
(f)    Disclosure of Certain Information. Any Lender may, in connection with any assignment or participation or proposed assignment or participation pursuant to this Section 8.08, disclose to the assignee or participant or proposed assignee or participant, any information relating to the Borrowers furnished to such Lender by or on behalf of the Borrowers; provided, that prior to any such disclosure, the assignee or participant or proposed assignee or participant shall agree to preserve the confidentiality of any confidential information relating to the Borrowers received by it from such Lender.
(g)    Special Purpose Funding Vehicles. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, any Lender (a “Granting Lender”) may grant to a special purpose funding vehicle identified as such in writing from time to time by the Granting Lender to the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers (an “SPC”) the option to provide all or any part of any Advance that such Granting Lender would otherwise be obligated to make pursuant to this Agreement; provided that (i) nothing herein shall constitute a commitment by any SPC to fund any Advance, and (ii) if an SPC elects not to exercise such option or otherwise fails to make all or any part of such Advance, the Granting Lender shall be obligated to make such Advance pursuant to the terms hereof or, if it fails to do so, to make such payment to the Administrative Agent as is required under Section 2.15(e). Each party hereto hereby agrees that (A) neither the grant to any SPC nor the exercise by any SPC of such



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option shall increase the costs or expenses or otherwise increase or change the obligations of any Borrower under this Agreement (including its obligations under Section 2.13), (B) no SPC shall be liable for any indemnity or similar payment obligation under this Agreement for which a Lender would be liable, and (C) the Granting Lender shall for all purposes, including the approval of any amendment, waiver or other modification of any provision of any Loan Document, remain the lender of record hereunder. The making of an Advance by an SPC hereunder shall utilize the Commitment of the Granting Lender to the same extent, and as if, such Advance were made by such Granting Lender. In furtherance of the foregoing, each party hereto hereby agrees (which agreement shall survive the termination of this Agreement) that, prior to the date that is one year and one day after the payment in full of all outstanding commercial paper or other senior debt of any SPC, it will not institute against, or join any other Person in instituting against, such SPC any bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, insolvency, or liquidation proceeding under the laws of the United States or any State thereof. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, any SPC may (1) with notice to, but without prior consent of, the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent and with the payment of a processing fee in the amount of $3,500 (which processing fee may be waived by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), assign all or any portion of its right to receive payment with respect to any Advance to the Granting Lender and (2) disclose on a confidential basis any non-public information relating to its funding of Advances to any rating agency, commercial paper dealer or provider of any surety or guarantee or credit or liquidity enhancement to such SPC.
SECTION 8.09. Governing Law.
THIS AGREEMENT AND EACH OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
SECTION 8.10. Consent to Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial.
(a)    To the fullest extent permitted by law, each Borrower hereby irrevocably (i) submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of any New York State or Federal court sitting in the Borough of Manhattan, New York City and any appellate court from any thereof in any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any Letter of Credit, and (ii) agrees that all claims in respect of such action or proceeding may be heard and determined in such New York State court or in such Federal court. Each Borrower hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of such action or proceeding. Each Borrower also irrevocably consents, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to the service of any and all process in any such action or proceeding by the mailing by certified mail of copies of such process to such Borrower at its address specified in Section 8.02. Each Borrower agrees, to the fullest extent permitted by law, that a final judgment in any such action or proceeding shall be conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by law.
(b)    EACH BORROWER, THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, EACH FRONTING BANK, EACH SWING LINE LENDER AND THE LENDERS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING OR COUNTERCLAIM



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ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR ANY LETTER OF CREDIT, OR ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT OR DOCUMENT DELIVERED HEREUNDER OR THEREUNDER.
SECTION 8.11. Severability.
Any provision of this Agreement that is prohibited, unenforceable or not authorized in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition, unenforceability or non-authorization without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof or affecting the validity, enforceability or legality of such provision in any other jurisdiction.
SECTION 8.12. Entire Agreement.
This Agreement and the Notes issued hereunder constitute the entire contract among the parties relative to the subject matter hereof. Any previous agreement among the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof is superseded by this Agreement, except (i) as expressly agreed in any such previous agreement and (ii) for the Fee Letters and the Fronting Bank Fee Letters. Except as is expressly provided for herein, nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, is intended to confer upon any party other than the parties hereto any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities under or by reason of this Agreement.
SECTION 8.13. Execution in Counterparts.
This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement.
SECTION 8.14. USA PATRIOT Act Notice.
Each Lender that is subject to the Patriot Act, each Fronting Bank and the Administrative Agent (for itself and not on behalf of any Lender) hereby notifies the Borrowers pursuant to the requirements of the Patriot Act that it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies the Borrowers, which information includes the name and address of each Borrower and other information that will allow such Lender, such Fronting Bank or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, to identify the Borrowers in accordance with the Patriot Act.
SECTION 8.15. No Fiduciary Duty.
The Administrative Agent, each Fronting Bank, each Swing Line Lender, each Lender and their respective Affiliates (collectively, the “Credit Parties”), may have economic interests that conflict with those of the Borrowers, their stockholders and/or their affiliates. Each Borrower agrees that nothing in the Loan Documents or otherwise will be deemed to create an advisory, fiduciary or agency relationship or fiduciary or other implied duty between any Credit Party, on the one hand, and such Borrower, its stockholders or its affiliates, on the other. The Borrowers acknowledge and agree that (i) the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents (including the exercise of rights and remedies hereunder and thereunder) are arm’s-length commercial transactions between the



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Credit Parties, on the one hand, and the Borrowers, on the other, and (ii) in connection therewith and with the process leading thereto, (x) no Credit Party has assumed an advisory or fiduciary responsibility in favor of any Borrower, its stockholders or its affiliates with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby (or the exercise of rights or remedies with respect thereto) or the process leading thereto (irrespective of whether any Credit Party has advised, is currently advising or will advise any Borrower, its stockholders or its Affiliates on other matters) or any other obligation to any Borrower except the obligations expressly set forth in the Loan Documents and (y) each Credit Party is acting solely as principal and not as the agent or fiduciary of any Borrower, its management, stockholders, creditors or any other Person. Each Borrower acknowledges and agrees that it has consulted its own legal and financial advisors to the extent it deemed appropriate and that it is responsible for making its own independent judgment with respect to such transactions and the process leading thereto. Each Borrower agrees that it will not claim that any Credit Party has rendered advisory services of any nature or respect, or owes a fiduciary or similar duty to such Borrower, in connection with such transaction or the process leading thereto.
SECTION 8.16. Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Loan Document or in any other agreement, arrangement or understanding among any of the parties hereto, each party hereto acknowledges that any liability of any Lender that is an EEA Financial Institution arising under any Loan Document, to the extent such liability is unsecured, may be subject to the Write-Down and Conversion Powers of an EEA Resolution Authority and agrees and consents to, and acknowledges and agrees to be bound by:
(a)    the application of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by an EEA Resolution Authority to any such liabilities arising hereunder which may be payable to it by any Lender hereto that is an EEA Financial Institution; and
(b)    the effects of any Bail-in Action on any such liability, including, if applicable:
(i)    a reduction in full or in part or cancellation of any such liability;
(ii)    a conversion of all, or a portion of, such liability into shares or other instruments of ownership in such EEA Financial Institution, its parent undertaking, or a bridge institution that may be issued to it or otherwise conferred on it, and that such shares or other instruments of ownership will be accepted by it in lieu of any rights with respect to any such liability under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; or
(iii)    the variation of the terms of such liability in connection with the exercise of the Write-Down and Conversion Powers of any EEA Resolution Authority.
SECTION 8.17. Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality.
Each of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Fronting Banks agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the Information (as defined below), except that Information may be disclosed (a) to its Affiliates, its auditors and its Related Parties, including, without limitation, their respective



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accountants, legal counsel and other advisors (it being understood that the Persons to whom such disclosure is made will be informed of the confidential nature of such Information and instructed to keep such Information confidential), (b) to the extent required or requested by any regulatory authority purporting to have jurisdiction over such Person or its Related Parties (including any self-regulatory authority, such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners), (c) to the extent required by Applicable Laws or by any subpoena or similar legal process, (d) to any other party hereto, (e) in connection with the exercise of any remedies hereunder or under any other Loan Document or any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the enforcement of rights hereunder or thereunder, (f) subject to an agreement containing provisions substantially the same as those of this Section, to (i) any assignee of or Participant in, or any prospective assignee of or Participant in, any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement or (ii) any actual or prospective party (or its Related Parties) to any swap, derivative or other transaction under which payments are to be made by reference to any Borrower and its obligations, this Agreement or payments hereunder, (g) on a confidential basis to (i) any rating agency in connection with rating any Borrower or its Subsidiaries or the credit facilities provided hereunder or (ii) the CUSIP Service Bureau or any similar agency in connection with the issuance and monitoring of CUSIP numbers or other market identifiers with respect to the credit facilities provided hereunder, (h) with the consent of any Borrower or (i) to the extent such Information (x) becomes publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section or (y) becomes available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender, any Fronting Bank or any of their respective Affiliates on a non-confidential basis from a source other than any Borrower; in the event of any required disclosure by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Fronting Bank under clause (c) above, the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such Fronting Bank, as applicable, agrees to use reasonable efforts to inform the Borrowers as promptly as practicable to the extent legally permitted to do so. In addition, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Fronting Banks may disclose the existence of this Agreement and information about this Agreement to market data collectors and similar service providers to the lending industry, such information to consist of deal terms and other information customarily found in Gold Sheets and similar industry publications.
For purposes of this Section, “Information” means all information received from any Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries relating to any Borrower or any Subsidiary of a Borrower or any of their respective businesses, other than any such information that is available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Fronting Bank on a non-confidential basis prior to disclosure by such Borrower or such Subsidiary, provided that, in the case of information received from any Borrower or any Subsidiary of a Borrower after the date hereof, such information is clearly identified at the time of delivery as confidential. Any Person required to maintain the confidentiality of Information as provided in this Section shall be considered to have complied with its obligation to do so if such Person has exercised the same degree of care to maintain the confidentiality of such Information as such Person would accord to its own confidential information.

EACH LENDER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT INFORMATION (AS DEFINED IN THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING PARAGRAPH) FURNISHED TO IT BY A BORROWER OR THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT PURSUANT TO, OR IN THE COURSE OF ADMINISTERING, THIS AGREEMENT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REQUESTS FOR WAIVERS AND AMENDMENTS) MAY INCLUDE MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION



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CONCERNING A BORROWER AND ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SECURITIES, AND CONFIRMS THAT IT HAS DEVELOPED COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES REGARDING THE USE OF MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION AND THAT IT WILL HANDLE SUCH MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THOSE PROCEDURES AND APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING FEDERAL AND STATE SECURITIES LAWS.

SECTION 8.18. Waiver of Certain Notice Requirements under the Existing Credit Agreement and the FES/AESC Credit Agreement.
(a)    In connection with the termination of the Commitments (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) and the prepayment in full of the outstanding principal amount of all Advances (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) under the Existing Credit Agreement on the date hereof, each Bank that is a Lender (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) under the Existing Credit Agreement (each, an “Existing Lender”) hereby waives (solely in its capacity as an Existing Lender) the requirements for prior written notice of such termination and prepayment pursuant to Sections 2.06(a) and 2.12(a)(ii), respectively, of the Existing Credit Agreement, provided, that such written notice has been furnished by the Borrowers to the Administrative Agent (as defined in the Existing Agreement) on the date hereof immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Agreement.

(b)    In connection with the termination of the Commitments (as defined in the FES/AESC Credit Agreement) and the prepayment in full of the outstanding principal amount of all Advances (as defined in the FES/AESC Credit Agreement) under the FES/AESC Credit Agreement on the date hereof, each Bank that is a Lender (as defined in the FES/AESC Credit Agreement) under the FES/AESC Credit Agreement (each, an “Existing FES/AESC Lender”) hereby waives (solely in its capacity as an Existing FES/AESC Lender) the requirements for prior written notice of such termination and prepayment pursuant to Sections 2.06(a) and 2.12(a)(ii), respectively, of the FES/AESC Credit Agreement, provided, that such written notice has been furnished by the Borrowers (as defined in the FES/AESC Credit Agreement) to the Administrative Agent (as defined in the FES/AESC Credit Agreement) on the date hereof immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Agreement.

[Signatures to Follow]




S-1

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized, as of the date first above written.

FIRSTENERGY CORP.
THE CLEVELAND ELECTRIC ILLUMINATING COMPANY
METROPOLITAN EDISON COMPANY
OHIO EDISON COMPANY
PENNSYLVANIA POWER COMPANY
THE TOLEDO EDISON COMPANY
MONONGAHELA POWER COMPANY
PENNSYLVANIA ELECTRIC COMPANY
THE POTOMAC EDISON COMPANY
WEST PENN POWER COMPANY


By    /s/Steven R. Staub            
Name: Steven R. Staub
Title: Vice President and Treasurer


JERSEY CENTRAL POWER & LIGHT COMPANY


By    /s/Weizhong Wang        
Name: Weizhong Wang
Title: Treasurer






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MIZUHO BANK, LTD., as Administrative Agent, as a Bank and as a Swing Line Lender



By     /s/Nelson Chang            
Name: Nelson Chang
Title: Authorized Signatory


[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-3

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as a Bank and as a Fronting Bank



By     /s/Juan Javellana            
Name: Juan Javellana
Title: Executive Director

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-4

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



By     /s/William Merritt            
Name: William Merritt
Title: Director

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-5


PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Bank



By     /s/Thomas E. Redmond        
Name: Thomas E. Redmond
Title: Managing Director




[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-6

THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD., as a Bank and as a Fronting Bank



By     /s/Jeffrey Flagg            
Name: Jeffrey Flagg
Title: VP

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

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THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, as a Bank and as a Fronting Bank



By     /s/David Dewar            
Name: David Dewar
Title: Director

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-8

CITIBANK, N.A., as a Bank and as a Fronting Bank



By     /s/Richard Rivera            
Name: Richard Rivera
Title: Vice President

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-9

BARCLAYS BANK PLC, as a Bank and as a Fronting Bank



By     /s/Christopher M. Aitkin        
Name: Christopher M. Aitkin
Title: Assistant Vice President

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-10

COBANK, ACB, as a Bank



By     /s/Josh Batchelder            
Name: Josh Batchelder
Title: Vice President

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-11

CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF
COMMERCE, NEW YORK BRANCH, as a Bank



By     /s/Anju Abraham            
Name: Anju Abraham
Title: Authorized Signatory


By     /s/Gordon R. Eadon            
Name: Gordon R. Eadon
Title: Authorized Signatory

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-12


GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA, as a Bank



By     /s/Josh Rosenthal            
Name: Josh Rosenthal
Title: Authorized Signatory




[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-13

MORGAN STANLEY BANK, N.A., as a Bank



By     /s/Michael King            
Name: Michael King
Title: Authorized Signatory

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-14

MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC., as a Bank



By     /s/Michael King            
Name: Michael King
Title: Vice President

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-15

SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION, as a Bank



By     /s/James D. Weinstein        
Name: James D. Weinstein
Title: Managing Director

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-16

TD BANK, N.A., as a Bank



By     /s/Shannon Batchman        
Name: Shannon Batchman
Title: Senior Vice President

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-17


U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Bank



By     /s/Joe Horrigan            
Name: Joe Horrigan
Title: Vice President

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-18


KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Bank



By     /s/Renee M. Bonnell        
Name: Renee M. Bonnell
Title: Vice President

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-19


SANTANDER BANK, N.A., as a Bank



By     /s/Andres Barbosa            
Name: Andres Barbosa
Title: Executive Director

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-20


FIFTH THIRD BANK, as a Bank



By     /s/Mark Stapleton            
Name: Mark Stapleton
Title: Vice President

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-21


INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA LIMITED, NEW YORK BRANCH, as a Bank



By     /s/Christopher McKay        
Name: Christopher McKay
Title: Director


By     /s/Peichen Chen            
Name: Peichen Chen
Title: Assistant Vice President

 

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

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THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, as a Bank



By     /s/Richard K. Fronapfel, Jr.        
Name: Richard K. Fronapfel, Jr.
Title: Vice President

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-23


CITIZENS BANK, N.A., as a Bank



By     /s/Stephen Keelty            
Name: Stephen Keelty
Title: Senior Vice President

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

S-24


THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK, as a Bank


By:     /s/Martin H. McGinty        
Name: Martin H. McGinty
Title: Vice President

[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]

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FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PENNSYLVANIA,
as a Bank


By:     /s/Robert E. Heuler            
Name: Robert E. Heuler
Title: Vice President







[Signature Page to FirstEnergy Revolving Credit Agreement]



SCHEDULE I


List of Commitments and Lending Offices


Lender
Commitment
Amount
Domestic Lending Office
Eurodollar Lending Office
 
 
 
 
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
$251,550,000.00
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Contact: Adam Cohen
Phone: (212) 282-3568
Fax: (212) 282-4488
Email: Adam.cohen@mizuhocbus.com
Same as Domestic Lending Office
 
 
 
 
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
$244,250,000.00
500 Stanton Christiana Road, Ops 2, Floor 3
Newark, DE 19713-2107

Contact: Jiabei Han
Phone: (212) 270-7971
Email: jiabei.han@jpmchase.com  
Same as Domestic Lending Office
 
 
 
 
PNC Bank, National Association
$244,250,000.00
249 First Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Contact: Maja Kuljic
Phone: (440) 546-7364
Fax: (877) 728-2851
Email: Pacticipationla8brv@pnc.com
Same as Domestic Lending Office
 
 
 
 
Bank of America, N.A.
$237,250,000.00
100 North Tryon Street
NC1-007-17-18
Charlotte, NC 28255-0001

Contact: Will Merritt
Phone: (980) 386-9762
Email: william.merritt@baml.com
Same as Domestic Lending Office
 
 
 
 
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
$237,250,000.00
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1104

Contact: Nadia Sleiman
Phone: (212) 782-6974
Email: nsleiman@us.mufg.jp
Same as Domestic Lending Office
 
 
 
 


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Lender
Commitment
Amount
Domestic Lending Office
Eurodollar Lending Office
The Bank of Nova Scotia
$244,250,000.00
40 King Street West, 55th Floor
Toronto, ON Canada M5H 1H1

Contact: Nick Giarratano
Phone: (416) 350-1169
Fax: (416) 350-1161
Email: nick.giarratano@scotiabank.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
Citibank, N.A.
$251,650,000.00
388 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10013

Contact: Amit Vasani
Phone: (212) 816-4166
Email: Amit.vasani@citi.com 
 
Same as Domestic Lending Office
Barclays Bank PLC
$244,250,000.00
745 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Same as Domestic Lending Office
 
 

Contact: Leah Kaniampuram
Phone: (212) 526-4763
Fax: (212) 526-5115
Email: leah.kaniampuram@barclays.com

 
CoBank, ACB
$90,100,000.00
6340 S. Fiddlers Green Circle
Greenwood Village CO 80111

Contact: Yolanda Fitzpatrick
Phone: (303) 740-4352
Email: Cobankloanaccouting@cobank.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, New York Branch
$125,000,000.00
30 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Contact: Gordon Eadon
Phone: (212) 856-3948
Fax: (212) 856-3991
Email: Gordon.Eadon@cibc.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
Goldman Sachs Bank USA
$198,600,000.00
30 Hudson Street, 4th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Contact: Thierry C. Le Jouan
Phone: (212) 934-3921
Email: gsd.link@gs.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office


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Lender
Commitment
Amount
Domestic Lending Office
Eurodollar Lending Office
Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A.
$130,000,000.00
1300 Thames Street Wharf, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21231

Contact: Morgan Stanley Loan Servicing
Phone: (443) 627-4355
Fax: (718) 233-2140
Email: msloanservicing@morganstanley.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.
$68,600,000.00
1300 Thames Street Wharf, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21231

Contact: Morgan Stanley Loan Servicing
Phone: (443) 627-4355
Fax: (718) 233-2140
Email: msloanservicing@morganstanley.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
$187,000,000.00
277 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10172

Contact: Emily Estevez
Phone: (212) 224-4177
Fax: (212) 224-4384
Email: eestevez@smbc-Lf.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
TD Bank, N.A.
$187,000,000.00
444 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Contact: Shannon Batchman
Phone: (646) 652-1406
Email: Shannon.Batchman@td.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
U.S. Bank National Association
$187,000,000.00
425 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Contact: Eric Cosgrove
Phone: (513) 632-3033
Fax: (513) 632-2068
Email: eric.cosgrove@usbank.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office


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Lender
Commitment
Amount
Domestic Lending Office
Eurodollar Lending Office
KeyBank National Association
$172,700,000.00
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114

Contact: Renee Bonnell
Phone: (216) 689-7729
Email: Renee.bonnell@keybank.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
Santander Bank, N.A.
$152,300,000.00
45 E. 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022

Contact: Kyle Hoffman
Phone: (212) 940-1451
Email: Kyle.hoffman@santander.us

Same as Domestic Lending Office
Fifth Third Bank
$129,000,000.00
38 Fountain Square Plaza
Cincinnati, Ohio 45263

Contact: Mark Stapleton
Phone: (314) 889-3356
Email: Mark.stapleton@53.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, New York Branch
$178,300,000.00
1633 Broadway, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Contact: Yung Tuen Lee
Phone: (212) 238-8279
Fax: (212) 956-3631

Same as Domestic Lending Office
The Bank of New York Mellon
$105,400,000.00
225 Liberty Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10286

Contact: Richard Fronapfel
Phone: (212) 635-7615
Fax: (212) 635-7107
Email: Richard.fronapfel@bnymellon.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
Citizens Bank, N.A.
$64,500,000.00
71 S. Wacker Drive, 29th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Contact: Steve Maenhout
Phone: (312) 777-3454
Email: Stephen.a.maenhout@citizensbank.com
Fax: 855-724-2361


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Lender
Commitment
Amount
Domestic Lending Office
Eurodollar Lending Office
The Huntington National Bank
$47,100,000.00
41 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact: Martin McGinty
Phone: (216) 515-6797
Email: Marty.H.McGinty@huntington.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
First National Bank of Pennsylvania
$22,700,000.00
4140 East State Street
Hermitage, PA 15148

Contact: Robert E Heuler
Phone: (412) 359-2612
Fax: (412) 231-3584
Email: HeulerR@fnb-corp.com

Same as Domestic Lending Office
TOTAL
$4,000,000,000.00
 
 




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SCHEDULE II

List of L/C Fronting Bank Commitments

Fronting Bank
Fronting Bank Address
L/C Fronting Bank Commitment
 
 
 
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Global Trade Services,
10420 Highland Manor Drive
Floor 4, Tampa, FL 33610-9128
Attention: Letter of Credit Department
Fax: (813) 432-5162
Email: James.Alonzo@jpmchase.com
$50,000,000
 
 
 
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1104

Contact: Mr. Jamie Velez
Phone: (201) 413-8586
Fax: (201) 521-2304
$50,000,000
 
 
 
The Bank of Nova Scotia
720 King Street W – 2nd floor
Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 2T3

Contact: Amanda Seuradge
Phone: (416) 649-4066
Fax: (212) 225-5079
Email: amanda.seuradge@scotiabank.com
$50,000,000
 
 
 
Citibank, N.A.
1615 Brett Road, Bldg. III
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (201) 472-4414
Email: GLOriginationOps@citi.com
$50,000,000
 
 
 
Barclays Bank PLC
745 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Contact: Leah Kaniampuram
Phone: (212) 526-4763
Fax: (212) 526-5115
Email: leah.kaniampuram@barclays.com

$50,000,000






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SCHEDULE III

List of Swing Line Commitments


Swing Line Lender
Swing Line Commitment

Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

$50,000,000




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SCHEDULE IV

Letters of Credit

Borrower
Fronting Bank
Outstanding Stated Amount
Date of Issuance
Maturity Date
Letter of Credit No.
FirstEnergy Corp.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$2,097,181.00

July 9, 2015
November 4, 2017
S-798601
FirstEnergy Corp.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$2,500,000.00

July 9, 2015
February 28, 2017
S-918090
FirstEnergy Corp.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$407,121.00

July 9, 2015
December 31, 2016
S-636056
FirstEnergy Corp.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$271,671.00

July 9, 2015
August 30, 2017
S-636085
FirstEnergy Corp.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$1,200,000.00

July 14, 2016
July 31, 2017
TFTS-971549
FirstEnergy Corp.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$1,568,443.00

August 11, 2016
December 31, 2017
TFTS-994348
FirstEnergy Corp.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$307,056.00

August 26, 2016
December 31, 2017
TFTS-733887
Jersey Central Power & Light Company
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$28,350.00

July 9, 2015
June 3, 2017
S-227453
Jersey Central Power & Light Company
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$155,000.00

July 9, 2015
February 2, 2017
TFTS-911552
Jersey Central Power & Light Company
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$87,960.00

July 9, 2015
June 6, 2017
TFTS-912020
Jersey Central Power & Light Company
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$94,680.00

July 9, 2015
June 6, 2017
TFTS-912022
Jersey Central Power & Light Company
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$84,940.00

March 31, 2016
March 31, 2017
S-984549
Pennsylvania Electric Company
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$210,000.00

July 9, 2015
October 21, 2017
S-636106
Pennsylvania Electric Company
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$20,529.08

January 12, 2016
January 31, 2017
TFTS-954009
Pennsylvania Power Company
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

$250,000.00

July 9, 2015
June 30, 2017
S-636068



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SCHEDULE V

Disclosure Documents


In addition to the disclosures regarding each Borrower contained in the FE reports filed with the SEC described in clause (i) of the definition of Disclosure Documents (the “FE SEC Reports”), the following updates:
OE, CEI and TE (the “Ohio Companies”):
Reference is made to NOTE 11. REGULATORY MATTERS of the Combined Notes to Consolidated Financials (Unaudited) contained in the most recent Form 10-Q included in the FE SEC Reports (the “NOTE 11”) and the disclosures included therein under the heading OHIO regarding the Ohio Companies’ ESP IV:
On November 10, 2016 and November 14, 2016, several parties, including the Ohio Companies, filed applications for rehearing on the Ohio Companies' ESP IV with the PUCO. The PUCO Attorney Examiner ordered that all memoranda contra applications for rehearing shall be filed on November 25, 2016.
Met-Ed, Penn, Penelec and West-Penn (the “Pennsylvania Companies”):
Reference is made to NOTE 11 and the disclosures included therein under the heading PENNSYLVANIA regarding the status of settlement agreements related to the Pennsylvania Companies’ filings in April 2016 for general rate increases associated with their distribution operations.
On November 21, 2016, Recommended Decisions were issued by presiding officer recommending PPUC approval of the settlement agreements without modifications and dismissing the issue raised related to accumulated deferred income taxes. The proposed new rates are expected to take effect in January 2017 pending regulatory approval, which is expected no later than January 26, 2017.
JCP&L:
None.
Mon Power:
On November 11, 2016, Mon Power announced it has initiated a review of its ownership stake in the Bath County Pumped Storage Project located in Warm Springs, Virginia. The review is driven by recent changes in the PJM capacity market, which in the future are expected to reduce sharply Mon Power's capacity revenues from the facility. There is no assurance that this review by Mon Power will result in any alternatives being announced or consummated.
Mon Power has an indirect 487-megawatt ownership interest in the pumped storage hydroelectric generating station which consists of two large reservoirs and a powerhouse interconnected by tunnels. Virginia Electric and Power Company, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc., is the majority owner of the station and manages its operation.


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PE:
None.





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EXHIBIT A
Form of Assignment and Assumption

ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION

This Assignment and Assumption (this “Assignment and Assumption”) is dated as of the Effective Date set forth below and is entered into by and between [the][each]1 Assignor identified in item 1 below ([the][each, an] “Assignor”) and [the][each]2 Assignee identified in item 2 below ([the][each, an] “Assignee”). [It is understood and agreed that the rights and obligations of [the Assignors][the Assignees]</