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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

 

 

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): November 21, 2017

 

Summit Materials, Inc.

Summit Materials, LLC

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-36873

 

47-1984212

Delaware

 

333-187556

 

26-4138486

(State or Other
Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

1550 Wynkoop Street, 3rd Floor

Denver, Colorado 80202

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (303) 893-0012

 

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 


 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Emerging growth company               o

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  o

 

 

 



 

Item 1.01.                Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

Amendment No. 2 to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

 

On November 21, 2017, Summit Materials, LLC (“Summit LLC”), an indirect subsidiary of Summit Materials, Inc., and the guarantors party thereto entered into Amendment No. 2 (“Amendment No. 2”) to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of July 17, 2015 (together with Amendment No. 1, dated as of January 19, 2017, the “Credit Agreement”), governing Summit LLC’s senior secured credit facilities, among Summit LLC, as borrower, the guarantors party thereto, the several banks and other financial institutions or entities party thereto, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, collateral agent, L/C issuer and swing line lender and the other parties thereto.

 

Amendment No. 2 amended the Credit Agreement to, among other things, (a) in respect of the term loans thereunder (the “Term Loans”), (i) reduce the applicable margin on base rate borrowings from 1.75% to 1.25%; (ii) reduce the applicable margin on LIBOR borrowings from 2.75% to 2.25%; (iii) reduce the floor on base rate borrowings from 1.75% to 1.00%; and (iv) reduce the floor on LIBOR borrowings from 0.75% to 0% and (b) extend the maturity date of the Term Loans to seven years from the effective date of Amendment No. 2. All other material terms and provisions of the Term Loans remain substantially the same as the terms and provisions in place immediately prior to the effectiveness of Amendment No. 2.

 

The foregoing description of Amendment No. 2 does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of Amendment No. 2 which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

10.1

 

Amendment No. 2, dated as of November 21, 2017, to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of July 17, 2015, among Summit Materials, LLC, as the borrower, the guarantors party thereto, the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time party thereto, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, collateral agent, L/C issuer and swing line lender and the other parties thereto.

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description of Exhibit

10.1

 

Amendment No. 2, dated as of November 21, 2017 to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of July 17, 2015, among Summit Materials, LLC, as the borrower, the guarantors party thereto, the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time party thereto, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, collateral agent, L/C issuer and swing line lender and the other parties thereto.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

SUMMIT MATERIALS, INC.
SUMMIT MATERIALS, LLC

 

 

Date: November 21, 2017

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Anne Lee Benedict

 

Name:

Anne Lee Benedict

 

Title:

Chief Legal Officer

 

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Section 2: EX-10.1 (EX-10.1)

Exhibit 10.1

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

AMENDMENT No. 2, dated as of November 21, 2017 (this “Amendment”), to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of July 17, 2015, among SUMMIT MATERIALS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Borrower”), the Guarantors party thereto, the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time parties to the Credit Agreement (the “Lenders”), BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent (the “Administrative Agent”), Collateral Agent, L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender and the other parties thereto (as amended by Amendment No. 1 dated as of January 19, 2017 and as further amended, restated, modified and supplemented from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”); capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Credit Agreement as amended by this Amendment.

 

WHEREAS, the Borrower desires to replace all Restatement Effective Date Term Loans with New Term Loans and to make certain other amendments to the Credit Agreement;

 

WHEREAS, the Required Lenders and each Lender with a Converted Restatement Effective Date Term Loan have agreed to the amendments contemplated above;

 

WHEREAS, Bank of America, N.A. (in such capacity, the “New Term Lender”) has agreed to provide the New Term Commitment; and

 

WHEREAS, each Lender with outstanding Restatement Effective Date Term Loans that has executed a signature page to this Amendment has, to the extent set forth on such signature page, agreed to convert all of such Restatement Effective Date Term Loans to New Term Loans (or such lesser amount as may be notified to such Lender by the Administrative Agent prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date);

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound hereby, agree as follows:

 

Section 1.              Amendment.  The Credit Agreement is, effective as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (as defined below), hereby amended to delete the stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and to add the double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth in the pages of the Credit Agreement attached as Exhibit A hereto.

 

Section 2.              Representations and Warranties, No Default.  The Borrower hereby represents and warrants that as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (as defined below), after giving effect to this Amendment, (i) no Default or Event of Default exists and is continuing and (ii) all representations and warranties contained in Article 5 of the Credit Agreement are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date hereof, as though made on and as of the date hereof, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they were true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date (provided that representations and warranties that are qualified by materiality are true and correct (after giving effect to any qualification thereof) in all respects on and as of the date hereof or as of the specifically referenced earlier date, as the case may be).

 



 

Section 3.              Effectiveness.  This Amendment shall become effective on the date (such date, the “Amendment No. 2 Effective Date”) that the following conditions have been satisfied:

 

(i)      Consents.  The Administrative Agent shall have received executed signature pages hereto from (a) Lenders constituting the Required Lenders, (b) each Lender with a Converted Restatement Effective Date Term Loan, (c) the New Term Lender and (d) each Loan Party;

 

(ii)     Fees.  The Administrative Agent and the Lead Arranger shall have received all fees required to be paid, as separately agreed in writing between the Borrower and the Lead Arranger, and all expenses required to be paid or reimbursed under Section 10.04(a) of the Credit Agreement or as otherwise agreed in writing between the Borrower and the Lead Arranger for which invoices have been presented a reasonable period of time prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date;

 

(iii)    Legal Opinions.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a favorable legal opinion of (a) Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, counsel to the Loan Parties and (b) special counsel to the Loan Parties in each of Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Texas, in each case, covering such matters as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request and otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(iv)    Officer’s Certificate. The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower dated the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date certifying that (a) all representations and warranties contained in Article 5 of the Credit Agreement shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (although any representations and warranties which expressly relate to a given date or period shall be required to be true and correct in all material respects as of the respective date or for the respective period, as the case may be), before and after giving effect to this Amendment, as though made on and as of such date and (b) no Default, shall have occurred and be continuing;

 

(v)     Closing Certificates.  The Administrative Agent shall have received (a) a copy of the certificate or articles of incorporation or organization, including all amendments thereto, of each Loan Party, certified, if applicable, as of a recent date by the Secretary of State of the state of its organization, and a certificate as to the good standing (where relevant) of each Loan Party as of a recent date, from such Secretary of State or similar Governmental Authority (or a certification from each Loan Party (other than the Borrower) that there have been no changes to the certificate or articles of incorporation or organization, including all amendments thereto, that were delivered to the Administrative Agent on or after the Closing Date) and (b) a certificate of a Responsible Officer of each Loan Party dated the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date and certifying (I) that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of the by-laws or operating (or limited liability company) agreement of such Loan Party as in effect on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (or a certification from each Loan Party (other than the

 

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Borrower) that there have been no changes to the by-laws or operating (or limited liability company) agreement, including all amendments thereto, that were delivered to the Administrative Agent on or after the Closing Date), (II) that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of resolutions duly adopted by the board of directors (or equivalent governing body) of such Loan Party authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents to which such Person is a party and, in the case of the Borrower, the borrowings hereunder, and that such resolutions have not been modified, rescinded or amended and are in full force and effect, and (III) as to the incumbency and specimen signature of each officer executing any Loan Document on behalf of such Loan Party and countersigned by another officer as to the incumbency and specimen signature of a Responsible Officer executing the certificate pursuant to clause (b) above;

 

(vi)    Real Estate Matters. The Administrative Agent shall have received a completed “Life-of-Loan” Federal Emergency Management Agency standard flood hazard determination with respect to each improved Mortgaged Property (together with a notice about special flood hazard area status and flood disaster assistance duly executed by the applicable Loan Party relating thereto) and, with respect to any Mortgaged Property on which any “building” (as defined in the Flood Insurance Laws) is located in a special flood hazard area, evidence of flood insurance as and to the extent required under Section 6.07(c) of the Credit Agreement; and

 

(vii)   Borrowing Notice; Prepayment Notice.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a completed Committed Loan Notice for the New Term Loans and a notice of prepayment of the Restatement Effective Date Term Loans (other than Converted Restatement Effective Date Term Loans).

 

(viii)  Upfront FeeThe Administrative Agent shall have received, for the account of each Term Lender on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, an upfront fee (which may take the form of original issue discount) in an amount equal to 0.25% of the stated principal amount of such Term Lender’s New Term Loans funded or converted on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date. Such fee will be in all respects fully earned, due and payable on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date and non-refundable and non-creditable thereafter.

 

Section 4.                  Post-Closing CovenantThe Loan Parties shall, within 60 days after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion), deliver to the Administrative Agent, each in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent:

 

EITHER

 

(1)         written confirmation (which confirmation may be provided in the form of an electronic mail acknowledgment) from local counsel in the jurisdiction in which the Mortgaged Property is located substantially to the effect that: (x) the recording of the existing Mortgage is the only filing or recording necessary

 

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to give constructive notice to third parties of the lien created by such Mortgage as security for the Obligations, including the Obligations evidenced by the Credit Agreement, as amended pursuant to this Amendment, for the benefit of the Secured Parties; and (y) no other documents, instruments, filings, recordings, re-recordings, re-filings or other actions, including, without limitation, the payment of any mortgage recording taxes or similar taxes, are necessary or appropriate under applicable law in order to maintain the continued enforceability, validity or priority of the lien created by such Mortgage as security for the Obligations, including the Obligations evidenced by the Credit Agreement, as amended pursuant to this Amendment, for the benefit of the Secured Parties;

 

OR

 

(2)         (w) amendments to the Mortgages (“Mortgage Amendments”), (x) date down endorsements to the existing title insurance policies relating to the property subject to such Mortgage Amendment, (y) any documents required in connection with the recording of such Mortgage Amendments and (z) opinions of local counsel with respect thereto.

 

Section 5.              Counterparts.  This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties hereto on separate counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single instrument.  Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by facsimile or any other electronic transmission shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart hereof.

 

Section 6.              Applicable Law.

 

(a)           THIS AMENDMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

 

(b)           ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING UNDER THIS AMENDMENT OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH OR RELATED OR INCIDENTAL TO THE DEALINGS OF THE PARTIES HERETO OR ANY OF THEM WITH RESPECT TO THIS AMENDMENT, OR THE TRANSACTIONS RELATED HERETO, IN EACH CASE WHETHER NOW EXISTING OR HEREAFTER ARISING, MAY BE BROUGHT IN THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK OR OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK SITTING IN THE BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN IN NEW YORK CITY, AND BY EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF THIS AMENDMENT, EACH PARTY HERETO CONSENTS, FOR ITSELF AND IN RESPECT OF ITS PROPERTY, TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.  EACH PARTY HERETO IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY OBJECTION, INCLUDING ANY OBJECTION TO THE LAYING OF VENUE OR BASED ON THE GROUNDS OF FORUM NON CONVENIENS, WHICH IT MAY NOW

 

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OR HEREAFTER HAVE TO THE BRINGING OF ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN SUCH JURISDICTION IN RESPECT OF THIS AMENDMENT OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENT RELATED HERETO.  EACH PARTY HERETO WAIVES PERSONAL SERVICE OF ANY SUMMONS, COMPLAINT OR OTHER PROCESS, WHICH MAY BE MADE BY ANY OTHER MEANS PERMITTED BY NEW YORK LAW.

 

Section 7.              Headings.  The headings of this Amendment are for purposes of reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the meaning hereof.

 

Section 8.              Effect of Amendment.  Except as expressly set forth herein, (i) this Amendment shall not by implication or otherwise limit, impair, constitute a waiver of or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of the Lenders, the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent, in each case under the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, and (ii) shall not alter, modify, amend or in any way affect any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Credit Agreement or any other provision of either such agreement or any other Loan Document.  Each and every term, condition, obligation, covenant and agreement contained in the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document is hereby ratified and re-affirmed in all respects and shall continue in full force and effect.  Each Loan Party reaffirms its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is party and its prior grant and the validity of the Liens granted by it pursuant to the Collateral Documents. This Amendment shall not constitute a novation of the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document. This Amendment shall constitute a Loan Document for purposes of the Credit Agreement and from and after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, all references to the Credit Agreement in any Loan Document and all references in the Credit Agreement to “this Agreement”, “hereunder”, “hereof” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement, shall, unless expressly provided otherwise, refer to the Credit Agreement as amended by this Amendment.  Each of the Loan Parties hereby consents to this Amendment and confirms that all obligations of such Loan Party under the Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party shall continue to apply to the Credit Agreement as amended hereby.

 

Section 9.              WAIVER OF RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY.

 

THE PARTIES HERETO EACH WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION BASED UPON OR ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AMENDMENT IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING OR OTHER LITIGATION OF ANY TYPE BROUGHT BY ANY OF THE PARTIES AGAINST ANY OTHER PARTY OR ANY AGENT-RELATED PERSON, PARTICIPANT OR ASSIGNEE, WHETHER WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACT CLAIMS, TORT CLAIMS, OR OTHERWISE.  THE PARTIES HERETO EACH AGREE THAT ANY SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE TRIED BY A COURT TRIAL WITHOUT A JURY.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE PARTIES FURTHER AGREE THAT THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IS WAIVED BY OPERATION OF THIS SECTION AS TO ANY ACTION, COUNTERCLAIM OR OTHER PROCEEDING WHICH SEEKS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, TO

 

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CHALLENGE THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THIS AMENDMENT OR ANY PROVISION HEREOF.

 

Section 10.            Lead Arrangers and Lead Bookrunners.  Bank of America, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs Bank USA and Royal Bank of Canada are the lead arrangers and bookrunners for this Amendment (in such capacities, collectively, the “Lead Arrangers”) and shall be entitled to all rights, privileges and immunities applicable to the “Lead Arrangers” under the Loan Documents in connection herewith.

 

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

 

 

SUMMIT MATERIALS, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Anne Lee Benedict

 

 

Name:

Anne Lee Benedict

 

 

Title:

Secretary

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 2]

 



 

 

KILGORE PARTNERS, L.P.

 

 

 

By:

SUMMIT MATERIALS, LLC, its general partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Anne Lee Benedict

 

 

Name:

Anne Lee Benedict

 

 

Title:

Secretary

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 2]

 



 

 

SUMMIT MATERIALS INTERMEDIATE HOLDINGS, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Anne Lee Benedict

 

 

Name:

Anne Lee Benedict

 

 

Title:

Secretary

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 2]

 



 

 

ALAN RITCHEY MATERIALS COMPANY, L.C.

 

ALLEYTON RESOURCE COMPANY, LLC

 

ALLEYTON SERVICES COMPANY, LLC

 

AMERICAN MATERIALS COMPANY, LLC

 

AUSTIN MATERIALS, LLC

 

B & B RESOURCES, INC.

 

BOURBON LIMESTONE COMPANY

 

BOXLEY MATERIALS COMPANY

 

COLORADO COUNTY SAND & GRAVEL CO., L.L.C.

 

COLUMBIA AGGREGATES, LLC

 

COLUMBIA SILICA SAND, LLC

 

CON-AGG OF MO, L.L.C.

 

CONCRETE SUPPLY OF TOPEKA, INC.

 

CONTINENTAL CEMENT COMPANY, L.L.C.

 

CORNEJO & SONS, L.L.C.

 

ELAM CONSTRUCTION, INC.

 

GLASSCOCK COMPANY, INC.

 

GLASSCOCK LOGISTICS COMPANY, LLC

 

GREEN AMERICA RECYCLING, LLC

 

H.C. RUSTIN CORPORATION

 

HAMM, INC.

 

HINKLE CONTRACTING COMPANY, LLC

 

INDUSTRIAL ASPHALT, LLC

 

KILGORE COMPANIES, LLC

 

LEGRAND JOHNSON CONSTRUCTION CO.

 

LEWIS & LEWIS, INC.

 

N.R. HAMM CONTRACTOR, LLC

 

N.R. HAMM QUARRY, LLC

 

NORTHWEST AGGREGATES, INC.

 

NORTHWEST READY MIX, INC

 

PEAK MATERIALS, LLC

 

PELICAN ASPHALT COMPANY, LLC

 

PENNY’S CONCRETE AND READY MIX, L.L.C.

 

R.D. JOHNSON EXCAVATING COMPANY, LLC

 

RAZORBACK CONCRETE COMPANY

 

READY MIX CONCRETE OF SOMERSET, LLC

 

RK HALL, LLC

 

SCS MATERIALS, LLC

 

SIERRA READY MIX LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

 

SUMMIT FINANCE GROUP, LLC

 

SUMMIT MATERIALS CORPORATIONS I, INC.

 

TROY VINES, INCORPORATED

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Anne Lee Benedict

 

 

Name:

Anne Lee Benedict

 

 

Title:

Secretary

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 2]

 



 

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

 

as Administrative Agent

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Mollie S. Canup

 

 

Name: Mollie S. Canup

 

 

Title: Vice President

 

 

 

 

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

 

as the New Term Lender

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Sujay Maiya

 

 

Name: Sujay Maiya

 

 

Title: Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 2]

 



 

[FORM OF TERM LENDER CONSENT TO AMENDMENT NO. 2; LENDER SIGNATURES PAGES ON FILE WITH ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT]

 

CONSENT TO AMENDMENT NO. 2

 

CONSENT (this “Consent”) to Amendment No. 2 (“Amendment”) to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of July 17, 2015 (as amended by that Amendment No. 1, dated as of January 19, 2017, the “Credit Agreement” and as amended pursuant to the Amendment, the “Amended Credit Agreement”), among Summit Materials, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Borrower”), the Guarantors, each of the lenders party thereto from time to time (the “Lenders”) and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent (in such capacity, together with its successors, the “Administrative Agent”).

 

Capitalized terms used in this Consent but not defined in this Consent have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Amendment or Amended Credit Agreement, as applicable.

 

Existing Lenders of Restatement Efective Date Term Loans

 

The undersigned Lender hereby irrevocably and unconditionally approves the Amendment.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Amendment No. 2 Consent to be executed and delivered by a duly authorized officer as of the date first written above.

 

 

,

 

 

 

as a Lender (type name of the legal entity)

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

If a second signature is necessary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 2]

 



 

EXHIBIT A

 

Deal CUSIP: 86614DAE8

Revolver CUSIP: 86614DAF5

Term Loan CUSIP: 86614DAG3DAH1

 

 

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

Dated as of July 17, 2015,

as amended by Amendment No. 1 dated as of January 19, 2017,

and as amended by Amendment No. 12 dated as of January 19,November 21, 2017

 

among

 

SUMMIT MATERIALS, LLC,
as the Borrower,

 

THE GUARANTORS PARTY HERETO FROM TIME TO TIME,

 

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

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
as L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender,

 

THE OTHER LENDERS PARTY HERETO FROM TIME TO TIME,

 


 

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED,

DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES INC.,
GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA,

CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.,

BARCLAYS BANK PLC, and

RBC CAPITAL MARKETS

as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners

 

BLACKSTONE HOLDINGS FINANCE CO. L.L.C.,

as Co-Manager

 

 

 



 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 


 

 

 

Page

 

Article 1

Definitions and Accounting Terms

 

Section 1.01.

Defined Terms

1

Section 1.02.

Other Interpretive Provisions

56

Section 1.03.

Accounting Terms

5758

Section 1.04.

Rounding

58

Section 1.05.

References to Agreements, Laws, Etc.

58

Section 1.06.

Times of Day

58

Section 1.07.

Timing of Payment or Performance

58

Section 1.08.

Cumulative Credit Transactions

58

Section 1.09.

Effect of this Agreement on the Existing Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents

58

 

 

 

Article 2

The Commitments and Credit Extensions

 

 

 

Section 2.01.

The Loans

59

Section 2.02.

Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans

5960

Section 2.03.

Letters of Credit

61

Section 2.04.

Swing Line Loans

69

Section 2.05.

Prepayments

72

Section 2.06.

Termination or Reduction of Commitments

82

Section 2.07.

Repayment of Loans

83

Section 2.08.

Interest

83

Section 2.09.

Fees

84

Section 2.10.

Computation of Interest and Fees

84

Section 2.11.

Evidence of Indebtedness

8584

Section 2.12.

Payments Generally

85

Section 2.13.

Sharing of Payments

87

Section 2.14.

Incremental Credit Extensions

87

Section 2.15.

Refinancing Amendments

92

Section 2.16.

Extension of Term Loans; Extension of Revolving Credit Loans

93

Section 2.17.

Defaulting Lenders

96

Section 2.18.

MIRE Event

97

 

Article 3

Taxes, Increased Costs Protection and Illegality

 

 

 

Section 3.01.

Taxes

9897

Section 3.02.

Illegality

100

Section 3.03.

Inability to Determine Rates

100

Section 3.04.

Increased Cost and Reduced Return; Capital Adequacy; Reserves on Eurocurrency Rate Loans

101100

Section 3.05.

Funding Losses

102

Section 3.06.

Matters Applicable to All Requests for Compensation

102

Section 3.07.

Replacement of Lenders under Certain Circumstances

103

Section 3.08.

Survival

105104

 

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Article 4

Conditions Precedent to Credit Extensions

 

 

 

Section 4.01.

Conditions to Restatement Effective Date

105104

Section 4.02.

Conditions to All Credit Extensions

106

 

 

 

Article 5

Representations and Warranties

 

 

 

Section 5.01.

Existence, Qualification and Power; Compliance with Laws

107

Section 5.02.

Authorization; No Contravention

107

Section 5.03.

Governmental Authorization; Other Consents

107

Section 5.04.

Binding Effect

108107

Section 5.05.

Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect

108

Section 5.06.

Litigation

108

Section 5.07.

[Reserved]

108

Section 5.08.

Ownership of Property; Liens; Real Property

108

Section 5.09.

Environmental Matters.

109 108

Section 5.10.

Taxes

109

Section 5.11.

ERISA Compliance

110109

Section 5.12.

Subsidiaries; Equity Interests

110

Section 5.13.

Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act

110

Section 5.14.

Disclosure

110

Section 5.15.

Labor Matters

111110

Section 5.16.

[Reserved]

111110

Section 5.17.

Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc.

111110

Section 5.18.

Solvency

111

Section 5.19.

Subordination of Junior Financing; First Lien Obligations

111

Section 5.20.

OFAC; USA PATRIOT Act; FCPA

111

Section 5.21.

Security Documents

112111

 

 

 

Article 6

Affirmative Covenants

 

 

 

Section 6.01.

Financial Statements

113112

Section 6.02.

Certificates; Other Information

114

Section 6.03.

Notices

115

Section 6.04.

Payment of Obligations

116115

Section 6.05.

Preservation of Existence, Etc.

116115

Section 6.06.

Maintenance of Properties

116

Section 6.07.

Maintenance of Insurance

116

Section 6.08.

Compliance with Laws

117116

Section 6.09.

Books and Records

117

Section 6.10.

Inspection Rights

117

Section 6.11.

Additional Collateral; Additional Guarantors

118117

Section 6.12.

Compliance with Environmental Laws

119

Section 6.13.

Further Assurances

119

Section 6.14.

Designation of Subsidiaries

120119

Section 6.15.

Maintenance of Ratings

120

Section 6.16.

Post-Closing Covenant

120

 

 

 

Article 7

Negative Covenants

 

 

 

Section 7.01.

Liens

120

Section 7.02.

Investments

124123

 

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Section 7.03.

Indebtedness

126

Section 7.04.

Fundamental Changes

130129

Section 7.05.

Dispositions

131

Section 7.06.

Restricted Payments

133

Section 7.07.

Change in Nature of Business

137136

Section 7.08.

Transactions with Affiliates

137136

Section 7.09.

Burdensome Agreements

137

Section 7.10.

Use of Proceeds

138137

Section 7.11.

Financial Covenant

138137

Section 7.12.

Accounting Changes

138137

Section 7.13.

Prepayments, Etc. of Indebtedness

138

Section 7.14.

Permitted Activities

139138

Section 7.15.

Remainder Purchase Price

139138

 

 

 

Article 8

Events of Default and Remedies

 

 

 

Section 8.01.

Events of Default

139

Section 8.02.

Remedies Upon Event of Default

141

Section 8.03.

Exclusion of Immaterial Subsidiaries

142141

Section 8.04.

Application of Funds

142141

Section 8.05.

Borrower’s Right to Cure

143142

 

 

 

Article 9

Administrative Agent and Other Agents

 

 

 

Section 9.01.

Appointment and Authorization of Agents

143

Section 9.02.

Delegation of Duties

144

Section 9.03.

Liability of Agents

145144

Section 9.04.

Reliance by Agents

145

Section 9.05.

Notice of Default

146145

Section 9.06.

Credit Decision; Disclosure of Information by Agents

146145

Section 9.07.

Indemnification of Agents

146

Section 9.08.

Agents in Their Individual Capacities

147146

Section 9.09.

Successor Agents

147146

Section 9.10.

Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim

148147

Section 9.11.

Collateral and Guaranty Matters

149148

Section 9.12.

Other Agents; Arrangers and Managers

150149

Section 9.13.

Withholding Tax Indemnity

150149

Section 9.14.

Appointment of Supplemental Agents

150

Section 9.15.

Certain ERISA Matters

150

 

Article 10

Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Section 10.01.

Amendments, Etc.

151152

Section 10.02.

Notices and Other Communications; Facsimile Copies

154155

Section 10.03.

No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies

155156

Section 10.04.

Attorney Costs and Expenses

155156

Section 10.05.

Indemnification by the Borrower

156

Section 10.06.

Payments Set Aside

157

Section 10.07.

Successors and Assigns

157158

Section 10.08.

Confidentiality

164

Section 10.09.

Setoff

165

Section 10.10.

Counterparts

165166

Section 10.11.

Interest Rate Limitation

166

 

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Section 10.12.

Integration; Termination

166

Section 10.13.

Survival of Representations and Warranties

166

Section 10.14.

Severability

166167

Section 10.15.

GOVERNING LAW

166167

Section 10.16.

WAIVER OF RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY

167

Section 10.17.

Binding Effect

167168

Section 10.18.

USA PATRIOT Act

167168

Section 10.19.

No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility

167168

Section 10.20.

Electronic Execution of Assignments

168169

Section 10.21.

Effect of Certain Inaccuracies

169

Section 10.22.

[Reserved]

169

Section 10.23.

Amendment and Restatement; No Novation

169

Section 10.24.

Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions

170

 

Article 11

Guaranty

 

 

 

Section 11.01.

The Guaranty

170

Section 11.02.

Obligations Unconditional

170171

Section 11.03.

Reinstatement

171172

Section 11.04.

Subrogation; Subordination

171172

Section 11.05.

Remedies

171172

Section 11.06.

Instrument for the Payment of Money

171172

Section 11.07.

Continuing Guaranty

171172

Section 11.08.

General Limitation on Guarantee Obligations

172

Section 11.09.

Information

172

Section 11.10.

Release of Guarantors

172173

Section 11.11.

Right of Contribution

172173

Section 11.12.

Cross-Guaranty

173

 

SCHEDULES

 

 

 

 

 

1.01A

Commitments

 

1.01B

Unrestricted Subsidiaries

 

5.05

Certain Liabilities

 

5.06

Litigation

 

5.08

Ownership of Property

 

5.09(a)

Environmental Matters

 

5.10

Taxes

 

5.11(a)

ERISA Compliance

 

5.12

Subsidiaries and Other Equity Investments

 

6.11

Mortgaged Real Property

 

6.16

Post-Closing Covenant

 

7.01(b)

Existing Liens

 

7.02(f)

Existing Investments

 

7.03(b)

Existing Indebtedness

 

7.05(f)

Dispositions

 

7.08

Transactions with Affiliates

 

7.09

Certain Contractual Obligations

 

10.02

Administrative Agent’s Office, Certain Addresses for Notices

 

 

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EXHIBITS

 

 

 

 

 

Form of

 

 

A

Committed Loan Notice

 

B

Letter of Credit Issuance Request

 

C

Swing Line Loan Notice

 

D-1

Term Note

 

D-2

Revolving Credit Note

 

D-3

Swing Line Note

 

E-1

Compliance Certificate

 

E-2

Solvency Certificate

 

F

Assignment and Assumption

 

G

[Reserved]

 

H

[Reserved]

 

I

Intercompany Note

 

J

First Lien Intercreditor Agreement

 

K

Administrative Questionnaire

 

L-1

Affiliated Lender Assignment and Assumption

 

L-2

Affiliated Lender Notice

 

L-3

Acceptance and Prepayment Notice

 

L-4

Discount Range Prepayment Notice

 

L-5

Discount Range Prepayment Offer

 

L-6

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice

 

L-7

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer

 

L-8

Specified Discount Prepayment Notice

 

L-9

Specified Discount Prepayment Response

 

M

United States Tax Compliance Certificate

 

 

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AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

This AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT is entered into as of July 17, 2015, among SUMMIT MATERIALS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Borrower”), the Guarantors party hereto from time to time, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”) and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender.

 

PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS

 

The Borrower, the Guarantors, Bank of America, as administrative agent and collateral agent and the other lenders, swing line lenders and letter of credit issuers party thereto entered into a credit agreement dated as of January 30, 2012 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified prior to the date hereof, the “Existing Credit Agreement”).

 

The Borrower has requested that the applicable Lenders extend credit to the Borrower on the Restatement Effective Date in the form of term loans in an initial aggregate principal amount of $650,000,000. The proceeds of the term loan borrowings hereunder will be used (i) to repay in full the existing term loans and any accrued interest and fees of the Borrower under the Existing Credit Agreement and (ii) to finance the acquisition through one of the Borrower’s wholly owned subsidiaries (the “Acquisition”) of certain assets of Lafarge North America Inc. (the “Seller”) pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of April 16, 2015 (the “Acquisition Agreement”), by and between Continental Cement Company, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company, and indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Borrower, and the Seller, in each such case, simultaneously herewith.

 

Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 4.01 hereof, the parties hereto as of the Restatement Effective Date have agreed to amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement in the form of this Agreement, and the applicable Lenders have indicated their willingness to lend and the L/C Issuers have indicated their willingness to issue Letters of Credit, in each case, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.

 

The Borrower has further requested that on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, all Restatement Effective Date Term Loans be converted to New Term Loans or be prepaid from the proceeds of newly funded New Term Loans and/or cash on hand of the Borrower.  Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 3 of Amendment No. 2, the parties thereto have agreed to lend New Term Loans and/or convert their Restatement Effective Date Term Loans into New Term Loans, in each case, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein and herein.

 

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

 

ARTICLE 1
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

 

Section 1.01.    Defined Terms.  As used in this Agreement (including in the preliminary statements hereto), the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

 

Acceptable Discount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)(2).

 

Acceptable Prepayment Amount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)(3).

 

Acceptance and Prepayment Notice” means a notice of the Borrower’s acceptance of the Acceptable Discount in substantially the form of Exhibit L-3.

 

Acceptance Date” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)(2).

 



 

Acquired EBITDA” means, with respect to any Acquired Entity or Business or any Converted Restricted Subsidiary for any period, the amount for such period of Consolidated EBITDA of such Acquired Entity or Business or Converted Restricted Subsidiary (determined as if references to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in the definition of Consolidated EBITDA were references to such Acquired Entity or Business and its Subsidiaries or to such Converted Restricted Subsidiary and its Subsidiaries), as applicable, all as determined on a consolidated basis for such Acquired Entity or Business or Converted Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable.

 

Acquired Entity or Business” has the meaning set forth in the definition of the term “Consolidated EBITDA.”

 

Acquisition” has the meaning set forth in the preliminary statements hereto.

 

Acquisition Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the preliminary statements hereto.

 

Acquisition Agreement Representations” means the representations and warranties made by the Seller in the Acquisition Agreement as are material to the interests of the Lenders, but only to the extent that the Borrower (or the Borrower’s applicable Affiliates) have the right (taking into account any applicable cure provisions) to terminate the Borrower’s (or such Affiliates’) obligations under the Acquisition Agreement, or to decline to consummate the Acquisition (in each case, in accordance with the terms thereof), as a result of a breach of such representations and warranties.

 

Additional Lender” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(c).

 

Additional Refinancing Lender” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.15(a).

 

Additional Restatement Effective Date Term Commitment” means, as to each Term Lender, its obligation to make a Restatement Effective Date Term Loan to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(a) in an aggregate amount not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Term Lender’s name in Schedule 1.01A under the caption “Restatement Effective Date Term Commitment” or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Term Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement (including Section 2.14). The initial aggregate amount of the Restatement Effective Date Term Commitments is $650,000,000 minus the amount of Converted Term Loans.

 

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

 

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

 

Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in the form of Exhibit K or such other form as may be supplied from time to time by the Administrative Agent.

 

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified.  “Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.

 

Affiliated Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that is an Investor (including portfolio companies of the Investors notwithstanding the exclusion in the definition of “Investors”) (other than Holdings, the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries and other than any Debt Fund Affiliate) or a Non-Debt Fund Affiliate of an Investor at such time.

 

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Affiliated Lender Assignment and Assumption” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.07(l)(i).

 

Affiliated Lender Cap” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.07(l)(iii).

 

Agent-Related Persons” means the Agents, together with their respective Affiliates, and the officers, directors, employees, partners, agents, advisors, attorneys-in-fact and other representatives of such Persons and Affiliates.

 

Agents” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the Lead Arrangers and the Supplemental Agents (if any).

 

Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.

 

Agreement” means the Credit Agreement, as amended and restated on the Restatement Effective Date and as the same may be further amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

All-In Yield” means, as to any Indebtedness, the yield thereof, whether in the form of interest rate, margin, OID, upfront fees or Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor, in each case, incurred or payable by the Borrower generally to all Lenders of such Indebtedness; provided that (a) OID and upfront fees shall be equated to interest rate assuming a 4-year life to maturity on a straight line basis (or, if less, the stated life to maturity at the time of incurrence of the applicable Indebtedness); and (b) “All-In Yield” shall not include amendment fees, arrangement fees, structuring fees, commitment fees, underwriting fees and similar fees payable to any lead arranger (or its affiliate) in connection with the commitment or syndication of such Indebtedness, consent fees paid to consenting Lenders, ticking fees on undrawn commitments and any other fees not paid or payable generally to all Lenders in the primary syndication of such Indebtedness.

 

Amendment No. 1” means Amendment No. 1 to this Agreement dated as of January 19, 2017.

 

Amendment No. 1 Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in Amendment No. 1.

 

Amendment No. 2” means Amendment No. 2 to this Agreement dated as of November 21, 2017.

 

Amendment No. 2 Consenting Lender” means each Term Lender that has returned an executed counterpart to Amendment No. 2 to the Administrative Agent prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date.

 

Amendment No. 2 Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in Amendment No. 2.

 

Applicable Discount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(C)(2).

 

Applicable ECF Percentage” means, for any fiscal year, (a) 50.0% if the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is greater than 2.75 to 1.00, (b) 25.0% if the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is less than or equal to 2.75 to 1.00 and greater than 2.25 to 1.00 and (c) 0.0% if the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is less than or equal to 2.25 to 1.00.

 

Applicable Period” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.21.

 

Applicable Rate” means:

 

(a) with respect to Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans: (x) a percentage per annum equal to: (A) for Eurocurrency Rate Loans, 2.752.25% and (B) for Base Rate Loans, 1.751.25%;

 

(b) with respect to the commitment fee for the unused Revolving Credit Commitments, a percentage per annum equal to 0.50%; and

 

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(c) with respect to Revolving Credit Loans, the following percentages per annum, based upon the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to SectionSection 6.02(a):

 

Applicable Rate

 

Pricing Level

 

Consolidated First Lien
Net Leverage Ratio

 

Eurocurrency Rate for

Revolving Credit Loans
and Letter of Credit Fees

 

Base Rate for Revolving
Credit Loans

 

1

 

> 2.25:1.00

 

3.25%

 

2.25%

 

2

 

< 2.25:1.00

 

3.00%

 

2.00%

 

 

Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio shall become effective as of the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a); provided that at the option of the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, the highest pricing level (e.g., Pricing Level 1 in the case of the Applicable Rate for Revolving Credit Loans) shall apply (x) as of the first Business Day after the date on which a Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered but was not delivered, and shall continue to so apply to and including the date on which such Compliance Certificate is so delivered (and thereafter the pricing level otherwise determined in accordance with this definition shall apply) and (y) as of the first Business Day after an Event of Default under Section 8.01(a) shall have occurred and be continuing, and shall continue to so apply to but excluding the date on which such Event of Default is cured or waived (and thereafter the pricing level otherwise determined in accordance with this definition shall apply).

 

Appropriate Lender” means, at any time, (a) with respect to Loans of any Class, the Lenders of such Class, (b) with respect to Letters of Credit, (i) the relevant L/C Issuer and (ii) the Revolving Credit Lenders and (c) with respect to the Swing Line Facility, (i) the Swing Line Lender and (ii) if any Swing Line Loans are outstanding pursuant to SectionSection 2.04(a), the Revolving Credit Lenders.

 

Approved Counterparty” means any Hedge Bank or Cash Management Bank, as applicable, in its capacity as a party thereto, in each case notwithstanding whether such Approved Counterparty may cease to be a Hedge Bank or Cash Management Bank after entering into such Secured Hedge Agreement or Treasury Services Agreement, as applicable.

 

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

 

Assignees” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.07(b)(i).

 

Assignment and Assumption” means an Assignment and Assumption substantially in the form of Exhibit F hereto.

 

Assignment Taxes” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 3.01(b).

 

Assumed Tax Rate” means the highest effective marginal combined rate of U.S. federal, state and local income taxes (including, without limitation, taxes imposed under Sections 1401 or 1411 of the Code) for a taxable year prescribed for an individual or corporate resident in New York, New York (taking into account the deductibility of state and local income taxes for U.S. federal income tax purposes); provided, however, that for any taxable period beginning after the Trigger Date, the “Assumed Tax Rate” means the highest effective marginal combined rate of U.S. federal, state and local income taxes for a taxable year prescribed for a corporate resident in New York, New York (taking into account the deductibility of state and local income taxes for U.S. federal income tax purposes).

 

Attorney Costs” means and includes all reasonable and documented fees, expenses and disbursements of any law firm or other external legal counsel.

 

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Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date, in respect of any Capitalized Lease of any Person, the capitalized amount thereof that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP.

 

Auction Agent” means (a) the Administrative Agent or (b) any other financial institution or advisor employed by the Borrower (whether or not an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent) to act as an arranger in connection with any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(a)(v); provided that the Borrower shall not designate the Administrative Agent as the Auction Agent without the written consent of the Administrative Agent (it being understood that the Administrative Agent shall be under no obligation to agree to act as the Auction Agent); provided, further, that neither the Borrower nor any of its Affiliates may act as the Auction Agent.

 

Audited Financial Statements” means the audited consolidated balance sheets and the related audited consolidated statements of operations and of cash flows for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2014.

 

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

 

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.

 

Bank of America” means Bank of America, N.A. in its individual capacity, and any successor corporation thereto by merger, consolidation or otherwise.

 

Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1/2 of 1% (b) the Prime Rate in effect for such day and (c) the Eurocurrency Rate plus 1.00%; it being understood that, for the avoidance of doubt, solely with respect to the Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans, the Base Rate shall be deemed to be not less than 1.751.00% per annum.

 

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

 

Blackstone Limited Partner” means the entities listed on the signature pages of the Partnership Agreement under the heading Blackstone Limited Partners and their respective successors and assigns.

 

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

 

Borrower” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement.

 

Borrower Materials” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 6.02.

 

Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment” means the offer by any Company Party to make a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a Specified Discount to par pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(B).

 

Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offers” means the solicitation by any Company Party of offers for, and the corresponding acceptance by a Lender of, a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a specified range of discounts to par pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(C).

 

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Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offers” means the solicitation by any Company Party of offers for, and the subsequent acceptance, if any, by a Lender of, a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a discount to par pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(D).

 

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

 

Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, the state of New York where the Administrative Agent’s Office is located and if such day relates to any interest rate settings as to a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, any fundings, disbursements, settlements and payments in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, or any other dealings to be carried out pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, means a day on which dealings in deposits in Dollars are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank Eurocurrency market.

 

Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, the aggregate of all expenditures (whether paid in cash or accrued as liabilities and including in all events all amounts expended or capitalized under Capitalized Leases) by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period that, in conformity with GAAP, are or are required to be included as capital expenditures on the consolidated statement of cash flows of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

Capitalized Lease Obligation”  means, at the time any determination thereof is to be made, the amount of the liability in respect of a Capitalized Lease that would at such time be required to be capitalized and reflected as a liability on a balance sheet (excluding the footnotes thereto) prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

Capitalized Leases” means all leases that have been or are required to be, in accordance with GAAP, recorded as capitalized leases.

 

Capitalized Software Expenditures” means, for any period, the aggregate of all expenditures (whether paid in cash or accrued as liabilities) by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period in respect of licensed or purchased software or internally developed software and software enhancements that, in conformity with GAAP, are or are required to be reflected as capitalized costs on the consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

Cash Collateral” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.03(g).

 

Cash Collateral Account” means a blocked account at a commercial bank specified by the Administrative Agent in the name of the Administrative Agent and under the sole dominion and control of the Administrative Agent, and otherwise established in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

Cash Collateralize” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.03(g).

 

Cash Equivalents” means any of the following types of Investments, to the extent owned by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary:

 

(1)           Dollars;

 

(2)           cash in such local currencies held by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary from time to time in the ordinary course of business;

 

(3)           securities issued or directly and fully and unconditionally guaranteed or insured by the U.S. government or any agency or instrumentality thereof the securities of which are unconditionally guaranteed

 

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as a full faith and credit obligation of such government with maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition;

 

(4)           certificates of deposit, time deposits and Eurocurrency time deposits with maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition, demand deposits, bankers’ acceptances with maturities not exceeding one year and overnight bank deposits, in each case with any domestic or foreign commercial bank having capital and surplus of not less than $250.0 million in the case of U.S. banks and $100.0 million in the case of non-U.S. banks;

 

(5)           repurchase obligations for underlying securities of the types described in clauses (3), (4), (7) and (8) entered into with any financial institution or recognized securities dealer meeting the qualifications specified in clause (4) above;

 

(6)           commercial paper and variable or fixed rate notes rated at least P-2 by Moody’s or at least A-2 by S&P (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical Rating Agency) and in each case maturing within 24 months after the date of creation thereof;

 

(7)           marketable short-term money market and similar funds having a rating of at least P-2 or A-2 from either Moody’s or S&P, respectively (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical Rating Agency);

 

(8)           readily marketable direct obligations issued by any state, commonwealth or territory of the United States or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof having an investment grade rating from either Moody’s or S&P (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical Rating Agency) with maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition;

 

(9)           readily marketable direct obligations issued by any foreign government or any political subdivision or public instrumentality thereof, in each case having an investment grade rating from either Moody’s or S&P (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical Rating Agency) with maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition;

 

(10)         Investments with average maturities of 12 months or less from the date of acquisition in money market funds rated AAA (or the equivalent thereof) or better by S&P or Aaa3 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by Moody’s (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical Rating Agency);

 

(11)         securities with maturities of 12 months or less from the date of acquisition backed by standby letters of credit issued by any financial institution or recognized securities dealer meeting the qualifications specified in clause (4) above;

 

(12)         Indebtedness or preferred stock issued by Persons with a rating of “A” or higher from S&P or “A2” or higher from Moody’s with maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition; and

 

(13)         investment funds investing at least 90% of their assets in securities of the types described in clauses (1) through (12) above.

 

In the case of Investments by any Foreign Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary or Investments made in a country outside the United States of America, Cash Equivalents shall also include (a) investments of the type and maturity described in clauses (1) through (8) and clauses (10), (11), (12) and (13) above of foreign obligors, which Investments or obligors (or the parents of such obligors) have ratings described in such clauses or equivalent ratings from comparable foreign rating agencies and (b) other short-term investments utilized by Foreign Subsidiaries that are Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with normal

 

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investment practices for cash management in investments analogous to the foregoing investments in clauses (1) through (13) and in this paragraph.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Cash Equivalents shall include amounts denominated in currencies other than those set forth in clauses (1) and (2) above; provided that such amounts are converted into any currency listed in clauses (1) and (2) as promptly as practicable and in any event within ten (10) Business Days following the receipt of such amounts.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, any items identified as Cash Equivalents under this definition will be deemed to be Cash Equivalents for all purposes regardless of the treatment of such items under GAAP.

 

Cash Management Bank” means any Agent, Lender or any Affiliate of an Agent or Lender on the Restatement Effective Date or at the time it entered into a Treasury Services Agreement with the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary.

 

Cash Management Obligations” means obligations owed by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to any Approved Counterparty under any Treasury Services Agreement.

 

Casualty Event” means any event that gives rise to the receipt by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of any insurance proceeds or condemnation awards in respect of any equipment, fixed assets or real property (including any improvements thereon) to replace or repair such equipment, fixed assets or real property.

 

CERCLA” means the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as subsequently amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

CFC” means a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957(a) of the Code.

 

Change of Control” shall be deemed to occur if:

 

(a)           any person or “group” (within the meaning of Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act as in effect on the Closing Date), other than (x) any combination of the Permitted Holders or (y) any “group” including any Permitted Holders (provided that Permitted Holders beneficially own more than 50% of all voting interests beneficially owned by such “group”), shall have acquired beneficial ownership of 35% or more on a fully diluted basis of the voting interest in Holdings’ Equity Interests and the Permitted Holders shall own, directly or indirectly, less than such person or “group” on a fully diluted basis of the voting interest in Holdings’ Equity Interests;

 

(b)           a “change of control” (or similar event) shall occur under the Senior Notes or any Junior Financing, in each case, with an aggregate outstanding principal amount in excess of the Threshold Amount or any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of any of the foregoing with an aggregate outstanding principal amount in excess of the Threshold Amount; or

 

(c)           Holdings shall cease to own directly 100% of the Equity Interests of the Borrower.

 

Class” (a) when used with respect to any Lender, refers to whether such Lender has a Loan or Commitment with respect to a particular Class of Loans or Commitments, (b) when used with respect to Commitments, refers to whether such Commitments are Revolving Credit Commitments, Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Extension Series, Revolving Commitment Increases, Other Revolving Credit Commitments, Restatement Effective DateNew Term Commitments, Incremental Term Commitments or Refinancing Term Commitments of a given Refinancing Series and (c) when used with respect to Loans or a Borrowing, refers to whether such Loans, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Credit Loans, Revolving Credit Loans under Revolving Commitment Increases, Revolving Credit Loans under Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Extension Series, Revolving Credit Loans under Other Revolving Credit Commitments, Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans, Incremental

 

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Term Loans, Refinancing Term Loans of a given Refinancing Series or Extended Term Loans of a given Extension Series. Revolving Credit Commitments, Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, Other Revolving Credit Commitments, Restatement Effective DateNew Term Commitments, Incremental Term Commitments or Refinancing Term Commitments (and in each case, the Loans made pursuant to such Commitments) that have different terms and conditions shall be construed to be in different Classes.  Commitments (and, in each case, the Loans made pursuant to such Commitments) that have the same terms and conditions shall be construed to be in the same Class.

 

Closing Date” means January 30, 2012.

 

Closing Fees” means those fees required to be paid on the Restatement Effective Date pursuant to the Fee Letter.

 

Co-Manager” means Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C.

 

Code” means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.

 

Collateral” means (i) the “Collateral” as defined in the Security Agreement, (ii) all the “Collateral” or “Pledged Assets” (or similar term) as defined in any other Collateral Document, (iii) each Mortgaged Property and (iv) any other assets pledged or in which a Lien is granted, in each case, pursuant to any Collateral Document.

 

Collateral Agent” means Bank of America, in its capacity as collateral agent or pledgee in its own name under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor collateral agent.

 

Collateral and Guarantee Requirement” means, at any time, the requirement that:

 

(a)           the Administrative Agent shall have received each Collateral Document required to be delivered on the Closing Date or after the Closing Date pursuant to SectionSection 6.11, Section 6.13 or any Collateral Document at such time required by such section or Collateral Document, subject to the limitations and exceptions of this Agreement, duly executed by each Loan Party party thereto;

 

(b)           the Obligations shall have been guaranteed by Holdings and each Subsidiary of the Borrower (other than Excluded Subsidiaries) pursuant to the Guaranty;

 

(c)           the Obligations and the Guaranty shall have been secured pursuant to the Security Agreement by a first-priority perfected security interest in (i) all the Equity Interests of the Borrower and (ii) all Equity Interests of each Restricted Subsidiary (that is not an Excluded Asset) directly owned by any Loan Party, subject to exceptions and limitations otherwise set forth in this Agreement and the Collateral Documents (to the extent appropriate in the applicable jurisdiction) (and the Collateral Agent shall have received certificates or other instruments representing all such Equity Interests (if any), together with undated stock powers or other instruments of transfer with respect thereto endorsed in blank);

 

(d)           all Pledged Debt owing to any Loan Party that is evidenced by a promissory note shall have been delivered to the Collateral Agent pursuant to the Security Agreement and the Collateral Agent shall have received all such promissory notes, together with undated instruments of transfer with respect thereto endorsed in blank;

 

(e)           the Obligations and the Guaranty shall have been secured by a perfected security interest in, and Mortgages on, substantially all now owned or, in the case of real property, fee owned, or at any time hereafter acquired tangible and intangible assets of each Loan Party (including Equity Interests, intercompany debt, accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, investment property, contract rights, intellectual property, other general intangibles, Material Real Property and proceeds of the foregoing), in each case, subject to exceptions and limitations otherwise set forth in this Agreement and the Collateral

 

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Documents (to the extent appropriate in the applicable jurisdiction), in each case with the priority required by the Collateral Documents;

 

(f)            subject to limitations and exceptions of this Agreement and the Collateral Documents, to the extent a security interest in and Mortgages on any Material Real Property are required pursuant to clause (e) above or under Sections 6.11 or 6.13 (each, a “Mortgaged Property”), the Administrative Agent shall have received (i) counterparts of a Mortgage with respect to such Mortgaged Property duly executed and delivered by the record owner of such property, together with evidence such Mortgage has been duly executed, acknowledged and delivered by a duly authorized officer of each party thereto, in form suitable for filing or recording in all filing or recording offices that the Administrative Agent may reasonably deem necessary or desirable in order to create a valid and subsisting perfected Lien (subject only to Liens described in clause (ii) below) on the property and/or rights described therein in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and evidence that all filing and recording taxes and fees have been paid or otherwise provided for in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (it being understood that if a mortgage tax will be owed on the entire amount of the indebtedness evidenced hereby, then the amount secured by the Mortgage shall be limited to 100% of the fair market value of the property (as reasonably determined by the Borrower) at the time the Mortgage is entered into if such limitation results in such mortgage tax being calculated based upon such fair market value), (ii) fully paid American Land Title Association Lender’s policies of title insurance (or marked-up title insurance commitments having the effect of policies of title insurance) on the Mortgaged Property naming the Collateral Agent as the insured for its benefit and that of the Secured Parties and their respective successors and assigns (the “Mortgage Policies”) issued by a nationally recognized title insurance company reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent in form and substance and in an amount reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent (not to exceed 100% of the fair market value of the real properties covered thereby), insuring the Mortgages to be valid subsisting first priority Liens on the property described therein, free and clear of all Liens other than Liens permitted pursuant to SectionSection 7.01 or Liens otherwise consented to by the Collateral Agent, each of which shall (A) to the extent reasonably necessary, include such coinsurance and reinsurance arrangements (with provisions for direct access, if reasonably necessary) as shall be reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent, (B) contain a “tie-in” or “cluster” endorsement, if available under applicable law (i.e., policies which insure against losses regardless of location or allocated value of the insured property up to a stated maximum coverage amount), and (C) have been supplemented by such endorsements as shall be reasonably requested by the Collateral Agent (including endorsements on matters relating to usury, first loss, zoning, contiguity, doing business, public road access, variable rate, environmental lien, subdivision, mortgage recording tax, separate tax lot, revolving credit and so-called comprehensive coverage over covenants and restrictions), to the extent such endorsements are available in the applicable jurisdiction at commercially reasonable rates, (iii) opinions from local counsel in each jurisdiction (A) where a Mortgaged Property is located regarding the enforceability and perfection of the Mortgage and any related fixture filings and (B) where the applicable Loan Party granting the Mortgage on said Mortgaged Property is organized, regarding the due authorization, execution and delivery of such Mortgage, and in each case, such other matters as may be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent and (iv) a completed “life of the loan” Federal Emergency Management Agency Standard Flood Hazard Determination with respect to each Mortgaged Property (together with a notice about special flood hazard area status and flood disaster assistance), duly executed and acknowledged by the appropriate Loan Parties, together with evidence of flood insurance, to the extent required under SectionSection 6.07(c) hereof;

 

(g)           except as otherwise contemplated by this Agreement or any Collateral Document, all certificates, agreements, documents and instruments, including Uniform Commercial Code financing statements and filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and United States Copyright Office, required by this Agreement, the Collateral Documents, applicable Law or reasonably requested by the Collateral Agent to be filed, delivered, registered or recorded to create the Liens intended to be created by the Collateral Documents and perfect such Liens to the extent required by, and with the priority required by, the Collateral Documents and the other provisions of the term “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement,” shall have been filed, registered or recorded or delivered to the Collateral Agent for filing, registration or recording; and

 

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(h)           after the Closing Date, each Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not then a Guarantor and not an Excluded Subsidiary shall become a Guarantor and signatory to this Agreement pursuant to a joinder agreement in accordance with Sections 6.11 or 6.13 and a party to the Collateral Documents in accordance with SectionSection 6.11; provided that notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, any Subsidiary of the Borrower that Guarantees (other than Guarantees by a Foreign Subsidiary of Indebtedness of another Foreign Subsidiary) the Senior Notes or any Junior Financing with a principal amount in excess of the Threshold Amount or any Permitted Refinancing of any of the foregoing shall be a Guarantor hereunder for so long as it Guarantees such Indebtedness.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this definition or anything in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to the contrary:

 

(A)          the foregoing definition shall not require, unless otherwise stated in this clause (A), the creation or perfection of pledges of, security interests in, Mortgages on, or the obtaining of title insurance or taking other actions with respect to the following (collectively, the “Excluded Assets”):  (i) any property or assets owned by any Foreign Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary, (ii) any lease, license, contract, agreement or other general intangible or any property subject to a purchase money security interest, Capitalized Lease Obligation or similar arrangement, in each case permitted under this Agreement, to the extent that a grant of a security interest therein would violate or invalidate such lease, license, contract, agreement or other general intangible, Capitalized Lease Obligations or purchase money arrangement or create a right of termination in favor of any other party thereto (other than a Loan Party) after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code or other applicable Law, other than proceeds and receivables thereof, the assignment of which is expressly deemed effective under the Uniform Commercial Code or other applicable Law notwithstanding such prohibition, (iii) any interest in fee-owned real property (other than Material Real Properties), (iv) any interest in leased real property (including any requirement to deliver landlord waivers, estoppels and collateral access letters), (v) motor vehicles and other assets subject to certificates of title except to the extent perfection of a security interest therein may be accomplished by filing of financing statements in appropriate form in the applicable jurisdiction under the Uniform Commercial Code, (vi) Margin Stock and Equity Interests of any Person other than (i) a wholly owned Subsidiary that is a Restricted Subsidiary and (ii) any Restricted Subsidiary that is an Excluded Subsidiary solely pursuant to clause (f) and (j) of the definition thereof, (vii) any trademark application filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the basis of the Borrower’s or any Guarantor’s “intent to use” such mark and for which a form evidencing use of the mark has not yet been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, to the extent that granting a security interest in such trademark application prior to such filing would impair the enforceability or validity of such trademark application or any registration that issues therefrom under applicable federal Law, (viii) any property or assets that would result in material adverse tax consequences to Holdings, the Borrower, or any of its Subsidiaries, as reasonably determined by the Borrower in consultation with the Collateral Agent, (ix) any governmental licenses or state or local franchises, charters and authorizations, to the extent a security in any such license, franchise, charter or authorization is prohibited or restricted thereby after giving effect to the anti-assignment provision of the Uniform Commercial Code and other applicable Law, other than proceeds and receivables thereof, the assignment of which is expressly deemed effective under the Uniform Commercial Code or other applicable Law notwithstanding such prohibition or restriction, (x) any assets to the extent pledges and security interests therein are prohibited or restricted by applicable Law (including any requirement to obtain the consent of any governmental authority except to the extent such consent has been obtained), (xi) all commercial tort claims in an amount less than $10.0 million, (xii) [reserved], (xiii) letter of credit rights, except to the extent constituting a supporting obligation for other Collateral as to which perfection of the security interest in such other Collateral is accomplished by the filing of a Uniform Commercial Code financing statement (it being understood that no actions shall be required to perfect a security interest in letter of credit rights, other than the filing of a Uniform Commercial Code financing statement), (xiv) except to the extent that perfection of a security interest therein can be accomplished by filing of financing statements in appropriate form in the applicable jurisdiction under the Uniform Commercial Code cash and Cash Equivalents (other than cash and Cash Equivalents representing proceeds of Collateral, it being understood that all proceeds of Collateral shall be Collateral), (xv) any particular assets if the burden, cost or consequence of creating or perfecting such pledges or security interests in such assets is excessive in relation to the benefits to be obtained therefrom by the Lenders under the Loan Documents as

 

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mutually agreed by the Borrower and the Collateral Agent, (xvi) voting Equity Interests in any Foreign Subsidiary, CFC or FSHCO representing more than 65% of the outstanding voting Equity Interests of such Foreign Subsidiary, CFC or FSHCO and (xvii) proceeds from any and all of the foregoing assets described in clauses (i) through (xvi) above to the extent such proceeds would otherwise be excluded pursuant to clauses (i) through (xvi) above;

 

(B)          (i) the foregoing definition shall not require control agreements with respect to any cash, deposit accounts or securities accounts or any other assets requiring perfection through control agreements; (ii) no actions in any non-U.S. jurisdiction or required by the laws of any non-U.S. jurisdiction shall be required in order to create any security interests in assets located or titled outside of the U.S., including any intellectual property registered in any non-U.S. jurisdiction, or to perfect such security interests (it being understood that there shall be no security agreements or pledge agreements governed under the laws of any non-U.S. jurisdiction) and (iii) except to the extent that perfection and priority may be achieved by the filing of a financing statement under the Uniform Commercial Code with respect to the Borrower or a Guarantor, the Loan Documents shall not contain any requirements as to perfection or priority with respect to any assets or property described in clauses (i) or (ii) of this clause (B);

 

(C)          the Collateral Agent in its discretion may grant extensions of time for the creation or perfection of security interests in, and Mortgages on, or obtaining of title insurance or taking other actions with respect to, particular assets (including extensions beyond the Closing Date) where it reasonably determines, in consultation with the Borrower, that the creation or perfection of security interests and Mortgages on, or obtaining of title insurance or taking other actions, or any other compliance with the requirements of this definition cannot be accomplished without undue delay, burden or expense by the time or times at which it would otherwise be required by this Agreement or the Collateral Documents; and

 

(D)          Liens required to be granted from time to time pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement shall be subject to exceptions and limitations (if any) set forth in this Agreement and the Collateral Documents.

 

Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Security Agreement, the Holdings Pledge Agreement, the Intellectual Property Security Agreements, each of the Mortgages, collateral assignments, security agreements, pledge agreements, intellectual property security agreements or other similar agreements delivered to the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent on the Closing Date or pursuant to Section 6.11 or Section 6.13, and each of the other agreements, instruments or documents that creates or purports to create a Lien in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

 

Commitment” means a Revolving Credit Commitment, Incremental Revolving Credit Commitment, Extended Revolving Credit Commitment of a given Extension Series, Other Revolving Credit Commitment of a given Refinancing Series, Restatement Effective DateNew Term Commitment, Incremental Term Commitment or Refinancing Term Commitment of a given Refinancing Series or Extended Term Loan of a given Extension Series, as the context may require.

 

Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Borrowing, (b) a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, pursuant to SectionSection 2.02(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A or such other form as may be approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.

 

Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.).

 

Company Parties” means the collective reference to Holdings, the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries and “Company Party” means any one of them.

 

Compensation Period” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.12(c)(ii).

 

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Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit E-1.

 

Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period, the Consolidated Net Income for such period:

 

(1)           increased (without duplication) by the following, in each case (other than with respect to clauses (h) and (j)) to the extent deducted (and not added back) in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period:

 

(a)           (x) provision for taxes based on income, profits or capital gains of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, including, without limitation, federal, state, franchise and similar taxes and foreign withholding taxes (including any future taxes or other levies which replace or are intended to be in lieu of such taxes and any penalties and interest related to such taxes or arising from tax examinations), (y) the amount of distributions actually made to any direct or indirect parent company of the Borrower in respect of such period in accordance with Section 7.06(i) and (z) the net tax expense associated with any adjustments made pursuant to clauses (1) through (16) of the definition of “Consolidated Net Income”; plus

 

(b)           Fixed Charges for such period (including (w) non-cash rent expense, (x) net losses on Swap Obligations or other derivative instruments entered into for the purpose of hedging interest rate risk, (y) bank fees and other financing fees and (z) costs of surety bonds in connection with financing activities, plus amounts excluded from Consolidated Interest Expense as set forth in clauses (1)(r) through (z) in the definition thereof); plus

 

(c)           the total amount of depletion, depreciation and amortization expenses and capitalized fees including those related to any Capitalized Software Expenditures of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period on a consolidated basis and otherwise determined in accordance with GAAP; plus

 

(d)           the amount of any restructuring charges or reserves, equity-based or noncash compensation charges or expenses including any such charges or expenses arising from grants of stock appreciation or similar rights, stock options, restricted stock or other rights, retention charges (including charges or expenses in respect of incentive plans), start-up or initial costs for any project or new production line, division or new line of business or other business optimization expenses or reserves including, without limitation, costs or reserves associated with improvements to IT and accounting functions, integration and facilities opening costs or any one-time costs incurred in connection with acquisitions and investments (including travel and out-of-pocket costs, professional fees for legal, accounting and other services, human resources costs (including relocation bonuses), restructuring costs (including recruiting costs and employee severance), management transition costs, advertising costs, losses associated with temporary decreases in work volume and expenses related to maintaining underutilized personnel), costs related to the closure and/or consolidation of facilities and the portion of any earn-out, non-compete payments relating to such period or other contingent purchase price obligations and adjustments thereof and purchase price adjustments to the extent such payment is permitted to be paid pursuant to this Agreement and is deducted from net income under GAAP; plus

 

(e)           any other non-cash charges, including non-cash losses on the sale of assets and any write-offs or write-downs reducing Consolidated Net Income for such period (provided that if any such non-cash charges represent an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future period, (A) the Borrower may elect not to add back such non-cash charge in the current period and (B) to the extent the Borrower elects to add back such non-cash charge, the cash payment in respect thereof in such future period shall be subtracted from Consolidated EBITDA to such extent), excluding amortization of a prepaid cash item that was paid in a prior period; plus

 

(f)            the amount of any non-controlling interest or minority interest expense consisting of Subsidiary income attributable to minority equity interests of third parties in any non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary; plus

 

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(g)           [reserved]; plus

 

(h)           the amount of “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies related to the Transactions and other mergers, business combinations, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, cost savings initiatives and other similar initiatives consummated after the Restatement Effective Date that are reasonably identifiable and factually supportable and projected by the Borrower in good faith to result from actions that have been taken or with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or are expected to be taken (in the good faith determination of the Borrower) within 24 months after, in the case of the Transactions, the Restatement Effective Date, and in the case of a merger or other business combination, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, cost savings initiative or other initiative, the date it is consummated, net the amount of actual benefits realized during such period from such actions, in each case, calculated on a pro forma basis as though such cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies had been realized on the first day of such period for which Consolidated EBITDA is being determined and as if such cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies were realized during the entirety of such period; provided that no cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies shall be added pursuant to this clause (h) to the extent duplicative of any expenses or charges otherwise added to Consolidated EBITDA, whether through a pro forma adjustment or otherwise, for such period; provided, further, that the aggregate amount of cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies added back pursuant to this clause (h) and the definition of Pro Forma Basis shall not exceed 30% of Consolidated EBITDA in any Test Period (calculated after giving effect to the addbacks permitted under this clause (h) and the definition of Pro Forma Basis); plus

 

(i)            any costs or expense incurred by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to any management equity plan or stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement or any stock subscription or shareholder agreement, to the extent that such cost or expenses are funded with cash proceeds contributed to the capital of the Borrower or net cash proceeds of an issuance of Equity Interest of the Borrower (other than Disqualified Equity Interest) solely to the extent that such cash proceeds or net cash proceeds are excluded from the calculation of Cumulative Credit; plus

 

(j)            cash receipts (or any netting arrangements resulting in reduced cash expenditures) not representing Consolidated EBITDA or Consolidated Net Income in any period to the extent non-cash gains relating to such income were deducted in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to clause (2) below for any previous period and not added back; plus

 

(k)           any net loss from disposed, abandoned or discontinued operations;

 

(2)           decreased (without duplication) by the following, in each case to the extent included in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period:

 

(a)           non-cash gains increasing Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower for such period, excluding any non-cash gains to the extent they represent the reversal of an accrual or reserve for a potential cash item that reduced Consolidated EBITDA in any prior period and any non-cash gains with respect to cash actually received in a prior period so long as such cash did not increase Consolidated EBITDA in such prior period; plus

 

(b)           any net income from disposed, abandoned or discontinued operations.

 

There shall be included in determining Consolidated EBITDA for any period, without duplication, (A) the Acquired EBITDA of any Person, property, business or asset acquired by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary during such period (but not the Acquired EBITDA of any related Person, property, business or assets to the extent not so acquired), to the extent not subsequently sold, transferred or otherwise disposed by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary during such period (each such Person, property, business or asset acquired and not subsequently so disposed of, an “Acquired Entity or Business”) and the Acquired EBITDA of any Unrestricted Subsidiary that is converted into a Restricted Subsidiary during such period (each, a “Converted Restricted Subsidiary”), based on the actual Acquired EBITDA of such Acquired Entity or Business or Converted Restricted Subsidiary for such period (including the portion thereof occurring prior to such acquisition) and (B) for the purposes of the definition of the term “Permitted

 

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Acquisition,” compliance with the covenant set forth in SectionSection 7.11 and the calculation of the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated Total Net Leverage Ratio, and the Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio, an adjustment in respect of each Acquired Entity or Business equal to the amount of the pro forma adjustment (which shall be consistent with the definition of “Pro Forma Basis”) with respect to such Acquired Entity or Business for such period (including the portion thereof occurring prior to such acquisition) as specified in a certificate executed by a Responsible Officer and delivered to the Lenders and the Administrative Agent.  There shall be excluded in determining Consolidated EBITDA for any period the Disposed EBITDA of any Person, property, business or asset (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary) sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of or, closed or classified as discontinued operations (but if such operations are classified as discontinued due to the fact that they are subject to an agreement to dispose of such operations, only when and to the extent such operations are actually disposed of) by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary during such period (each such Person, property, business or asset so sold or disposed of, a “Sold Entity or Business”) and the Disposed EBITDA of any Restricted Subsidiary that is converted into an Unrestricted Subsidiary during such period (each a “Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary”), based on the actual Disposed EBITDA of such Sold Entity or Business or Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary for such period (including the portion thereof occurring prior to such sale, transfer or disposition).

 

Consolidated First Lien Net Debt” means Consolidated Total Net Debt minus the sum of (i) the portion of Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary included in Consolidated Total Net Debt that is not secured by any Lien on property or assets of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and (ii) the portion of Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary included in Consolidated Total Net Debt that is secured by Liens on property or assets of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, which Liens are expressly subordinated or junior to the Liens securing the Obligations.

 

Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Test Period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated First Lien Net Debt as of the last day of such Test Period to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period.

 

Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Test Period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period to (b) Consolidated Interest Expense for the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period.

 

Consolidated Interest Expense” means, for any period, the sum, without duplication, of:

 

(1)           consolidated interest expense of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, to the extent such expense was deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income (including (a) all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit or bankers acceptances, (b) non-cash interest payments (but excluding any non-cash interest expense attributable to the movement in the mark to market valuation of Swap Obligations or other derivative instruments pursuant to GAAP), (c) the interest component of Capitalized Lease Obligations and (d) net payments, if any made (less net payments, if any, received), pursuant to interest rate Swap Obligations with respect to Indebtedness, and excluding (r) any additional interest with respect to failure to comply with any registration rights agreement owing with respect to the Senior Notes or other securities, (s) costs associated with obtaining Swap Obligations, (t) any expense resulting from the discounting of any Indebtedness in connection with the application of recapitalization accounting or, if applicable, purchase accounting in connection with the Transactions or any acquisition, (u) penalties and interest relating to taxes, (v)  any “additional interest” or “liquidated damages” with respect to other securities for failure to timely comply with registration rights obligations, (w) amortization or expensing of deferred financing fees, amendment and consent fees, debt issuance costs, commissions, fees, expenses and discounted liabilities and any other amounts of non-cash interest, (x) any expensing of bridge, commitment and other financing fees and any other fees related to the Transactions or any acquisitions after the Closing Date, (y) any accretion of accrued interest on discounted liabilities and any prepayment premium or penalty and (z) interest expense resulting from push-down accounting; plus

 

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(2)           consolidated capitalized interest of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, whether paid or accrued; less

 

(3)           cash interest income of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period (excluding any interest income in respect of trade receivables).

 

For purposes of this definition, interest on a Capitalized Lease Obligation shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by the Borrower to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capitalized Lease Obligation in accordance with GAAP (or, if not implicit, as otherwise determined in accordance with GAAP).

 

Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the net income (loss) of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided, however, that, without duplication,

 

(1)           any after-tax effect of extraordinary, non-recurring or unusual gains or losses (less all fees and expenses relating thereto), charges or expenses (including relating to any multi-year strategic initiatives), Transaction Expenses, restructuring and duplicative running costs, relocation costs, integration costs, facility consolidation and closing costs, severance costs and expenses, one-time compensation charges, costs relating to pre-opening and opening costs for plants, facilities, losses, costs or cost-inefficiencies related to plant/facility disruptions or shutdowns, signing, retention and completion bonuses, costs incurred in connection with any strategic initiatives, transition costs, costs incurred in connection with acquisitions and non-recurring product and intellectual property development, other business optimization expenses (including costs and expenses relating to business optimization programs and new systems design, retention charges, system establishment costs and implementation costs) and operating expenses attributable to the implementation of cost-savings initiatives, and curtailments or modifications to pension and post-retirement employee benefit plans shall be excluded;

 

(2)           the cumulative after-tax effect of a change in accounting principles and changes as a result of the adoption or modification of accounting policies during such period shall be excluded;

 

(3)           any net after-tax effect of gains or losses on disposal, abandonment or discontinuance of disposed, abandoned or discontinued operations, as applicable, shall be excluded;

 

(4)           any net after-tax effect of gains or losses (less all fees, expenses and charges relating thereto) attributable to asset dispositions or abandonments or the sale or other disposition of any Equity Interests of any Person other than in the ordinary course of business shall be excluded;

 

(5)           the net income for such period of any Person that is not a Subsidiary of the Borrower, or that is an Unrestricted Subsidiary, or that is accounted for by the equity method of accounting shall be excluded; provided that Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower shall be increased by the amount of dividends or distributions or other payments (other than Excluded Contributions) that are actually paid in cash (or to the extent converted into cash) to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary thereof in respect of such period;

 

(6)           the net income for such period of any Restricted Subsidiary (other than any Guarantor) shall be excluded to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by that Restricted Subsidiary of its net income is not at the date of determination permitted without any prior governmental approval (which has not been obtained) or, directly or indirectly, by the operation of the terms of its charter or any agreement, instrument, judgment, decree, order, statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to that Restricted Subsidiary or its stockholders (other than restrictions in this Agreement), unless such restriction with respect to the payment of dividends or similar distributions has been legally waived; provided that the

 

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Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries will be increased by the amount of dividends or other distributions or other payments actually paid in Cash Equivalents (or to the extent converted into Cash Equivalents) to the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary thereof in respect of such period, to the extent not already included therein;

 

(7)           effects of adjustments (including the effects of such adjustments pushed down to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries) in the Borrower’s consolidated financial statements pursuant to GAAP (including in the inventory (including any impact of changes to inventory valuation policy methods, including changes in capitalization of variances), property and equipment, software, goodwill, intangible assets, in-process research and development, deferred revenue and debt line items thereof) resulting from the application of recapitalization accounting or purchase accounting, as the case may be, in relation to the Transactions or any consummated acquisition or joint venture investment or the amortization or write-off or write-down of any amounts thereof, net of taxes, shall be excluded;

 

(8)           any after-tax effect of income (loss) from the early extinguishment or conversion of (i) Indebtedness, (ii) Swap Obligations or (iii) other derivative instruments shall be excluded;

 

(9)           any impairment charge or asset write-off or write-down, including impairment charges or asset write-offs or write-downs related to intangible assets, long-lived assets, investments in debt and equity securities and investments recorded using the equity method or as a result of a change in law or regulation, in each case, pursuant to GAAP, and the amortization of intangibles arising pursuant to GAAP shall be excluded;

 

(10)         any equity-based or non-cash compensation charge or expense including any such charge or expense arising from grants of stock appreciation or similar rights, stock options, restricted stock, profits interests or other rights or equity or equity-based incentive programs (“equity incentives”), any one-time cash charges associated with the equity incentives or other long-term incentive compensation plans (including under the Borrower’s deferred compensation arrangements),  roll-over, acceleration, or payout of Equity Interests by management, other employees or business partners of the Borrower or any of its direct or indirect parent companies, shall be excluded;

 

(11)         any fees, expenses or charges incurred during such period, or any amortization thereof for such period, in connection with any acquisition, recapitalization, investment, disposition, incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness (including such fees, expenses or charges related to the offering and issuance of the Senior Notes and other securities and the syndication and incurrence of any Facility), issuance of Equity Interests, refinancing transaction or amendment or modification of any debt instrument (including any amendment or other modification of the Senior Notes and other securities and any Facility) and including, in each case, any such transaction consummated on or prior to the Closing Date and any such transaction undertaken but not completed, and any charges or nonrecurring merger costs incurred during such period as a result of any such transaction, in each case whether or not successful or consummated (including, for the avoidance of doubt the effects of expensing all transaction related expenses in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 805), shall be excluded;

 

(12)         accruals and reserves that are established or adjusted within 12 months after the Restatement Effective Date that are so required to be established or adjusted as a result of the Transactions (or within 12 months after the closing of any acquisition that are so required to be established as a result of such acquisition) in accordance with GAAP or changes as a result of modifications of accounting policies shall be excluded;

 

(13)         any expenses, charges or losses to the extent covered by insurance or indemnity and actually reimbursed, or, so long as the Borrower has made a determination that there exists reasonable evidence that such amount will in fact be reimbursed by the insurer or indemnifying party and only to the extent that such amount is in fact reimbursed within 365 days of the date of the

 

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insurable or indemnifiable event (net of any amount so added back in any prior period to the extent not so reimbursed within the applicable 365-day period), shall be excluded;

 

(14)         any non-cash compensation expense resulting from the application of Accounting Standards Codification Topic No. 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation, shall be excluded;

 

(15)         the following items shall be excluded:

 

(a)           any net unrealized gain or loss (after any offset) resulting in such period from Swap Obligations and the application of Accounting Standards Codification Topic No. 815, Derivatives and Hedging,

 

(b)           any net unrealized gain or loss (after any offset) resulting in such period from currency translation gains or losses including those related to currency remeasurements of Indebtedness (including any net loss or gain resulting from Swap Obligations for currency exchange risk) and any other foreign currency translation gains and losses, to the extent such gain or losses are non-cash items,

 

(c)           any adjustments resulting for the application of Accounting Standards Codification Topic No. 460, Guarantees, or any comparable regulation,

 

(d)           effects of adjustments to accruals and reserves during a prior period relating to any change in the methodology of calculating reserves for returns, rebates and other chargebacks, and

 

(e)           earn-out, non-compete and contingent consideration obligations (including to the extent accounted for as bonuses or otherwise) and adjustments thereof and purchase price adjustments; and

 

(16)         the amount of distributions actually made to any direct or indirect parent company of such Person in respect of such period in accordance with SectionSection 7.06(i)(iii) shall be included in calculating Consolidated Net Income as though such amounts had been paid as taxes directly by such Person for such period.

 

In addition, to the extent not already included in the Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, Consolidated Net Income shall include the amount of proceeds received from business interruption insurance and reimbursements of any expenses and charges that are covered by indemnification or other reimbursement provisions in connection with any acquisition, investment or any sale, conveyance, transfer or other disposition of assets permitted under this Agreement.

 

Consolidated Secured Net Debt” means Consolidated Total Net Debt minus the portion of Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary included in Consolidated Total Net Debt that is not secured by any Lien on property or assets of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary.

 

Consolidated Secured Net Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Test Period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Secured Net Debt as of the last day of such Test Period to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period.

 

Consolidated Total Assets” means the total assets of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, as shown on the most recent balance sheet of the Borrower delivered pursuant to Sections 6.01(a) or (b).

 

Consolidated Total Net Debt” means, as of any date of determination, the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries outstanding on such date, in an

 

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amount that would be reflected on a balance sheet prepared as of such date on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (but (x) excluding the effects of any discounting of Indebtedness resulting from the application of purchase accounting in connection with the Transactions or any Permitted Acquisition and (y) any Indebtedness that is issued at a discount to its initial principal amount shall be calculated based on the entire principal amount thereof), consisting of Indebtedness for borrowed money, purchase money indebtedness, Attributable Indebtedness, and debt obligations evidenced by promissory notes, bonds, debentures, loan agreements or similar instruments, minus the aggregate amount of all unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents on the balance sheet of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date; provided that Consolidated Total Net Debt shall not include Indebtedness (i) in respect of letters of credit (including Letters of Credit), except to the extent of unreimbursed amounts thereunder; provided that any unreimbursed amount under commercial letters of credit shall not be counted as Consolidated Total Net Debt until three Business Days after such amount is drawn and (ii) of Unrestricted Subsidiaries; it being understood, for the avoidance of doubt, that obligations under Swap Contracts, deferred consideration, non-compete payments and earn-out payments (to the extent such earn-out payments would not become a liability on the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP as GAAP existed on December 31, 2008) do not constitute Consolidated Total Net Debt.

 

Consolidated Total Net Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Test Period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Net Debt as of the last day of such Test Period to (b) Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such Test Period.

 

Consolidated Working Capital”  means, with respect to the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis at any date of determination, Current Assets at such date of determination minus Current Liabilities at such date of determination; provided that increases or decreases in Consolidated Working Capital shall be calculated without regard to any changes in Current Assets or Current Liabilities as a result of (a) any reclassification in accordance with GAAP of assets or liabilities, as applicable, between current and noncurrent or (b) the effects of purchase accounting.

 

Contract Consideration” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Excess Cash Flow.”

 

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

 

Control” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Affiliate.”

 

Converted Restatement Effective Date Term Loans” means, as to any Amendment No. 2 Consenting Lender that has indicated on its counterpart to Amendment No. 2 that it is requesting to convert its Restatement Effective Date Term Loans to a New Term Loan, the entire aggregate principal amount of such Amendment No. 2 Consenting Lender’s New Term Loan outstanding on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (or, if less, the amount notified to such Lender by the Administrative Agent prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date).

 

Converted Restricted Subsidiary” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA.”

 

Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Consolidated EBITDA.”

 

Converting Term Lender” means each Existing Term Lender that has elected to convert its Existing Term Loans to Restatement Effective Date Term Loans pursuant to the Restatement Agreement.

 

Converting Term Loans” means each Existing Term Loan as to which the Lender thereof is a Converting Term Lender.

 

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Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness” means (a) Permitted First Priority Refinancing Debt, (b) Permitted Junior Lien Refinancing Debt, (c) Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt or (d) other Indebtedness incurred pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment, in each case, issued, incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Indebtedness) in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, repurchase, retire or refinance, in whole or part, existing Term Loans and Revolving Credit Loans (or Revolving Credit Commitments), or any then-existing Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness (“Refinanced Debt”); provided that (i) such Indebtedness has a maturity no earlier, and, in the case of Refinancing Term Loans, a Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than the Refinanced Debt, (ii) such Indebtedness shall not have a greater principal amount than the principal amount of the Refinanced Debt plus accrued interest, fees, premiums (if any) and penalties thereon and reasonable fees and expenses associated with the refinancing, (iii) the terms and conditions of such Indebtedness (except as otherwise provided in clause (ii) above and with respect to pricing, premiums, fees, rate floors and optional prepayment or redemption terms) are substantially identical to, or (taken as a whole) are no more favorable (as reasonably determined by the Borrower) to the lenders or holders providing such Indebtedness, than those applicable to the Refinanced Debt being refinanced (except for covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness and it being understood that to the extent any financial maintenance covenant is added for the benefit of such (A) Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness in the form of Refinancing Term Loans or refinancing notes or other debt securities, no consent shall be required from the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders to the extent that such financial maintenance covenant is also added for the benefit of each Facility remaining outstanding after the incurrence or issuance of such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness or (B) Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness in the form of Other Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Loans, no consent shall be required from the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders to the extent that such financial maintenance covenant is also added for the benefit of the Revolving Credit Facility that then benefits from a financial maintenance covenant and is remaining outstanding after the incurrence of such Other Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Loans) (in each case, provided that a certificate of a Responsible Officer delivered to the Administrative Agent at least five (5) Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the requirement of this clause (iii) shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy such requirement unless the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower within such five (5) Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a description of the basis upon which it disagrees)), and (iv) such Refinanced Debt shall be repaid, repurchased, retired, defeased or satisfied and discharged, all accrued interest, fees, premiums (if any) and penalties in connection therewith shall be paid, and all commitments thereunder terminated, on the date such Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness is issued, incurred or obtained.

 

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

 

Cumulative Credit” means, at any date, an amount, not less than zero in the aggregate, determined on a cumulative basis equal to, without duplication:

 

(a)           $200,000,000; provided that no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from any action taken pursuant to this clause (a); plus

 

(b)           the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount at such time; provided that no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from any action taken pursuant to this clause (b); plus

 

(c)           the cumulative amount of cash and Cash Equivalent proceeds (other than Excluded Contributions) from (i) the sale of Equity Interests (other than any Disqualified Equity Interests and other than any Designated Equity Contribution) of the Borrower or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower after the Restatement Effective Date and on or prior to such time (including upon exercise of warrants or options) which proceeds have been contributed as common equity to the capital of the Borrower or (ii) the common Equity Interests of the Borrower (or Holdings or any direct or indirect parent of Holdings) (other than Disqualified Equity Interests of the Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower) and other

 

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than any Designated Equity Contribution) issued upon conversion of Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness that is contractually subordinated to the Obligations) of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower owed to a Person other than a Loan Party or a Restricted Subsidiary of a Loan Party, in each case, (x) not previously applied for a purpose other than use in the Cumulative Credit (including, for the avoidance of doubt, for the purposes of SectionSection 7.03(n)(y)) and (y) not including Equity Interests purchased by any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower using cash distributed by the Borrower pursuant to Section 7.06(i)(iii); plus

 

(d)           100% of the aggregate amount of contributions to the common capital (other than from a Restricted Subsidiary and other than (i) any Designated Equity Contribution or (ii) the reinvestment by any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower of cash distributed by the Borrower pursuant to Section 7.06(i)(iii)) of the Borrower received in cash and Cash Equivalents after the Restatement Effective Date (other than Excluded Contributions), excluding any such amount that has been applied in accordance with SectionSection 7.03(n)(y); plus

 

(e)           100% of the aggregate amount received by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower in cash and Cash Equivalents from:

 

(A)          the sale (other than to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary) of the Equity Interests of an Unrestricted Subsidiary or any minority investments, or

 

(B)          any dividend or other distribution by an Unrestricted Subsidiary or received in respect of any minority investments (except to the extent increasing Consolidated Net Income and excluding Excluded Contributions), or

 

(C)          any interest, returns of principal payments and similar payments by an Unrestricted Subsidiary or received in respect of any minority investments (except to the extent increasing Consolidated Net Income; plus

 

(f)            in the event any Unrestricted Subsidiary has been redesignated as a Restricted Subsidiary or has been merged, consolidated or amalgamated with or into, or transfers or conveys its assets to, or is liquidated into, the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, the fair market value of the Investments of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in such Unrestricted Subsidiary at the time of such redesignation, combination or transfer (or of the assets transferred or conveyed, as applicable) so long as such Investments were originally made pursuant to SectionSection 7.02(n)(y); plus

 

(g)           to the extent not already included in Consolidated Net Income, an amount equal to any returns in cash and Cash Equivalents (including dividends, interest, distributions, returns of principal, profits on sale, repayments, income and similar amounts) actually received by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in respect of any Investments made pursuant to  SectionSection 7.02(n)(y); plus

 

(h)           100% of the aggregate amount of any Declined Proceeds; minus

 

(i)            any amount of the Cumulative Credit used to make Investments pursuant to  SectionSection 7.02(n)(y) after the Restatement Effective Date and prior to such time; minus

 

(j)            any amount of the Cumulative Credit used to pay dividends or make distributions pursuant to SectionSection 7.06(h)(y) after the Restatement Effective Date and prior to such time; minus

 

(k)           any amount of the Cumulative Credit used to make payments or distributions in respect of Junior Financings pursuant to SectionSection 7.13(a)(v)(y) after the Restatement Effective Date and prior to such time.

 

Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount” means, at any date, an amount, not less than zero in the aggregate, determined on a cumulative basis equal to the aggregate cumulative sum of the

 

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Retained Percentage of Excess Cash Flow, less the amount of Excess Cash Flow of Foreign Subsidiaries to the extent and for so long as such Excess Cash Flow is excluded from Excess Cash Flow prepayments pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(xi), for all Excess Cash Flow Periods ending after the Restatement Effective Date and prior to such date.

 

Current Assets” means, with respect to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis at any date of determination, all assets (other than cash and Cash Equivalents) of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries that would, in accordance with GAAP, be classified on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as current assets at such date of determination, other than amounts related to current or deferred Taxes based on income or profits (but excluding assets held for sale, loans (permitted) to third parties, pension assets, deferred bank fees and derivative financial instruments).

 

Current Liabilities” means, with respect to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis at any date of determination, all liabilities of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries that would, in accordance with GAAP, be classified on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as current liabilities at such date of determination, other than (a) the current portion of any Indebtedness, (b) accruals of Consolidated Interest Expense (excluding Consolidated Interest Expense that is past due and unpaid), (c) accruals for current or deferred Taxes based on income or profits, (d) accruals of any costs or expenses related to restructuring reserves, and (e) any Revolving Credit Exposure.

 

Debt Fund Affiliate” means (i) any fund managed by, or under common management with GSO Capital Partners LP and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund L.P., (ii) any fund managed by GSO Debt Funds Management LLC, Blackstone Debt Advisors L.P., Blackstone Distressed Securities Advisors L.P., Blackstone Mezzanine Advisors L.P. or Blackstone Mezzanine Advisors II L.P., and (iii) any other Affiliate of the Investors or Holdings that is a bona fide debt fund or an investment vehicle that is engaged in the making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans, bonds and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course.

 

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

 

Declined Proceeds” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(b)(ix).

 

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

 

Default Rate” means an interest rate equal to (a) the Base Rate plus (b) the Applicable Rate, if any, applicable to Revolving Credit Loans that are Base Rate Loans plus (c) 2.00% per annum; provided that with respect to the overdue principal or interest in respect of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including any Applicable Rate) otherwise applicable to such Loan, plus 2.00% per annum, in each case to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.

 

Defaulting Lender” means any Lender whose acts or failure to act, whether directly or indirectly, cause it to meet any part of the definition of “Lender Default.”

 

Designated Equity Contribution” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 8.05(a).

 

Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1).

 

Discount Range” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

 

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Discount Range Prepayment Amount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

 

Discount Range Prepayment Notice” means a written notice of a Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offers made pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(C) substantially in the form of Exhibit L-4.

 

Discount Range Prepayment Offer” means the irrevocable written offer by a Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit L-5, submitted in response to an invitation to submit offers following the Auction Agent’s receipt of a Discount Range Prepayment Notice.

 

Discount Range Prepayment Response Date” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

 

Discount Range Proration” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(C)(3).

 

Discounted Prepayment Determination Date” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)(3).

 

Discounted Prepayment Effective Date” means in the case of a Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment, Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offer or Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offer, five (5) Business Days following the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date, the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date or the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date, as applicable, in accordance with SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1), SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1) or SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1), respectively, unless a shorter period is agreed to between the Borrower and the Auction Agent.

 

Discounted Term Loan Prepayment” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(A).

 

Disposed EBITDA” means, with respect to any Sold Entity or Business or any Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary for any period, the amount for such period of Consolidated EBITDA of such Sold Entity or Business (determined as if references to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in the definition of Consolidated EBITDA (and in the component definitions used therein) were references to such Sold Entity or Business and its Subsidiaries or such Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary and its Subsidiaries) or such Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary, all as determined on a consolidated basis for such Sold Entity or Business or such Converted Unrestricted Subsidiary.

 

Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction and any sale or issuance of Equity Interests in a Restricted Subsidiary) of any property by any Person, including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith; provided that “Disposition” and “Dispose” shall not be deemed to include any issuance by Holdings of any of its Equity Interests to another Person.

 

Disqualified Equity Interests” means any Equity Interest that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security or other Equity Interests into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event or condition (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (except as a result of a change of control or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations that are accrued and payable and the termination of the Commitments and the termination or expiration of all outstanding Letters of Credit (unless the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations related thereto has been Cash Collateralized, backstopped by a letter of credit reasonably satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer or deemed reissued under another agreement reasonably acceptable to the applicable L/C Issuer)), (b) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests and other than

 

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as a result of a change of control or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations that are accrued and payable and the termination of the Commitments and the expiration or termination of all outstanding Letters of Credit (unless the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations related thereto has been Cash Collateralized, backstopped by a letter of credit reasonably satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer or deemed reissued under another agreement reasonably acceptable to the applicable L/C Issuer)), in whole or in part, (c) provides for the scheduled payments of dividends in cash, or (d) is or becomes convertible into or exchangeable for Indebtedness or any other Equity Interests that would constitute Disqualified Equity Interests, in each case, prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the Latest Maturity Date at the time of issuance of such Equity Interests; provided that if such Equity Interests are issued pursuant to a plan for the benefit of employees of Holdings (or any direct or indirect parent thereof), the Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such employees, such Equity Interests shall not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests solely because it may be required to be repurchased by the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations.

 

Disqualified Lenders” means (i) those Persons identified by the Borrower (or one of its Affiliates) or the Sponsor to the Administrative Agent in writing on or prior to April 16, 2015, (ii) competitors of the Borrower identified by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent in writing from time to time prior to the initial syndication of the Restatement Effective Date Term Loans or after the ReinstatementRestatement Effective Date and (iii) any Affiliate of any Person described in clause (i) or (ii) that is reasonably identifiable by name as an Affiliate of such Person, other than bona fide debt fund Affiliates of such Person. The list of Disqualified Lenders shall be made available to any Lender upon request to the Administrative Agent.

 

Distressed Person” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Lender-Related Distress Event.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority, 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.

 

Effective Yield” means, as to any Loans of any Class, the effective yield on such Loans, taking into account the applicable interest rate margins, any interest rate floors or similar devices and all fees, including upfront or similar fees or OID (amortized over the shorter of (x) the original stated life of such Loans and (y) the four years following the date of incurrence thereof) payable generally to Lenders making such Loans, but excluding arrangement fees, structuring fees, commitment fees, underwriting fees or other fees payable to any lead arranger (or its affiliates) in connection with the commitment or syndication of such Indebtedness.

 

Eligible Assignee” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.07(a).

 

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Environment” means indoor air, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, drinking water, land surface, subsurface strata and natural resources such as wetlands, flora and fauna.

 

Environmental Laws” means any applicable Law relating to pollution, protection of the Environment and Hazardous Materials or the protection of human health and safety as it relates to any of the foregoing or occupational and mining health and safety, including any applicable provisions of CERCLA and the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

 

Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of investigation and remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of or relating to the Loan Parties or any of their respective Subsidiaries directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of, or liability under or relating to, any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the actual or alleged presence, Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.

 

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

 

Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares, interests, rights, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests or units in) such Person and all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase, acquisition or exchange from such Person of any of the foregoing (including through convertible securities).

 

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with a Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code, or solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.

 

ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) a withdrawal by a Loan Party, any Restricted Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which it was a substantial employer (as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA) or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by a Loan Party, any Restricted Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or a notification or determination that a Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization; (d) the filing by the PBGC of a notice of intent to terminate any Pension Plan, the treatment of a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan amendment as a termination under Sections 4041 or 4041A of ERISA, respectively, or the commencement of proceedings by the PBGC to terminate a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (e) appointment of a trustee to administer any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (f) with respect to a Pension Plan, the failure to satisfy the minimum funding standard of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 or 303 of ERISA, whether or not waived; (g) any Foreign Benefit Event; or (h) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon a Loan Party, any Restricted Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate.

 

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

 

Eurocurrency Rate” means:

 

(a)              for any Interest Period with respect to a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the rate per annum equal to the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) or a comparable or successor rate,

 

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which rate is approved by the Administrative Agent, as published on the applicable Bloomberg screen page (or such other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, for Dollar deposits (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period; and

 

(b)              for any interest calculation with respect to a Base Rate Loan on any date, the rate per annum equal to LIBOR, at or about 11:00 a.m., London time determined two Business Days prior to such date for Dollar deposits with a term of one month commencing that day;

 

provided that to the extent a comparable or successor rate is approved by the Administrative Agent in connection herewith, the approved rate shall be applied in a manner consistent with market practice; provided, further that to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, such approved rate shall be applied in a manner as otherwise reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent; provided, further, that solely with respect to the Restatement Effective Date Term Loans, the Eurocurrency Rate shall be deemed to be not be less than 0.75% per annum in all caseszero.

 

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

 

Event of Default” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 8.01.

 

Excess Cash Flow” means, for any period, an amount equal to (a) the sum, without duplication, of (i) Consolidated Net Income for such period, (ii) an amount equal to the amount of all non-cash charges to the extent deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income, (iii) decreases in Consolidated Working Capital and long-term accounts receivable of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period (other than any such decreases arising from acquisitions or dispositions by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries completed during such period or the application of purchase accounting), and (iv) an amount equal to the aggregate net non-cash loss on Dispositions by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period (other than sales in the ordinary course of business) or any cash gain, in each case to the extent deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income, minus (b) the sum, without duplication, of (i) an amount equal to the amount of all non-cash credits included in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income and cash charges included in clauses (1) through (16) of the definition of “Consolidated Net Income,” (ii) without duplication of amounts deducted pursuant to clause (xi) below in prior fiscal years, the amount of Capital Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property to the extent not expensed and Capitalized Software Expenditures accrued or made in cash or accrued during such period, to the extent that such Capital Expenditures or acquisitions were financed with internally generated cash or borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility and were not made by utilizing the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount, (iii) the aggregate amount of all principal payments of Indebtedness of the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period (including (A) the principal component of payments in respect of Capitalized Leases, (B) the amount of any scheduled repayment of Term Loans pursuant to SectionSection 2.07, and (C) any mandatory prepayment of Term Loans pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(b)(ii) to the extent required due to a Disposition that resulted in an increase to Consolidated Net Income and not in excess of the amount of such increase but excluding (X) all other voluntary and mandatory prepayments of Term Loans and all prepayments and repayments of Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans and (Y) all prepayments in respect of any other revolving credit facility, except in the case of clause (Y) to the extent there is an equivalent permanent reduction in commitments thereunder), to the extent financed with internally generated cash, (iv) an amount equal to the aggregate net non-cash gain on Dispositions by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period (other than Dispositions in the ordinary course of business) to the extent included in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income, (v) increases in Consolidated Working Capital and long-term accounts receivable of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period (other than any such increases arising from acquisitions or dispositions by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period or the application of purchase accounting), (vi) cash payments by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period in respect of long-term liabilities of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries other than Indebtedness, (vii) without duplication of amounts deducted

 

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pursuant to clause (xi) below in prior fiscal years, the amount of Investments and acquisitions made by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period and paid in cash pursuant to SectionSection 7.02 (other than Section 7.02(a), (c) or (x)) to the extent that such Investments and acquisitions were financed with internally generated cash or the proceeds of Revolving Credit Loans and were not made by utilizing the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount, (viii) the amount of Restricted Payments paid during such period pursuant to SectionSection 7.06(i) (clauses (i), (ii) or (iii) only) or SectionSection 7.06(g) to the extent such Restricted Payments were financed with internally generated cash or the proceeds of Revolving Credit Loans, (ix) the aggregate amount of expenditures actually made by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in cash during such period (including expenditures for the payment of financing fees) to the extent that such expenditures are not expensed during such period and were financed using internally generated cash, (x) the aggregate amount of any premium, make-whole or penalty payments actually paid in cash by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period that are required to be made in connection with any prepayment of Indebtedness to the extent financed with internally generated cash, (xi) without duplication of amounts deducted from Excess Cash Flow in prior periods, the aggregate consideration required to be paid in cash by the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to binding contracts (the “Contract Consideration”) entered into prior to or during such period relating to acquisitions that constitute Investments permitted under this Agreement or Capital Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property to the extent not expected to be consummated or made, plus any restructuring cash expenses, pension payments or tax contingency payments that have been added to Excess Cash Flow pursuant to clause (a)(ii) above required to be made, in each case during the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower following the end of such period; provided that to the extent the aggregate amount of internally generated cash not utilizing the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount actually utilized to finance such Investment, Capital Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property during such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters is less than the Contract Consideration, the amount of such shortfall shall be added to the calculation of Excess Cash Flow at the end of such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters, (xii) the amount of cash taxes paid in such period to the extent they exceed the amount of tax expense deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period, (xiii) cash expenditures in respect of Swap Contracts during such fiscal year to the extent not deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income, (xiv) any payment of cash to be amortized or expensed over a future period and recorded as a long-term asset and (xv) without duplication of amounts deducted from Excess Cash Flow in prior periods, earn-out payments and non-compete payments actually made and that are permitted to be made under this Agreement.  Notwithstanding anything in the definition of any term used in the definition of Excess Cash Flow to the contrary, all components of Excess Cash Flow shall be computed for the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis.

 

Excess Cash Flow Period” means each fiscal year of the Borrower commencing with the fiscal year ending on or about December 31, 2015, but in all cases for purposes of calculating the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount shall only include such fiscal years for which financial statements and a Compliance Certificate have been delivered in accordance with Sections 6.01(a) and 6.02(a) and for which any prepayments required by Section 2.05(b)(i) (if any) have been made (it being understood that the Retained Percentage of Excess Cash Flow for any Excess Cash Flow Period shall be included in the Cumulative Retained Excess Cash Flow Amount regardless of whether a prepayment is required by Section 2.05(b)(i)).

 

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

Excluded Assets” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement.”

 

Excluded Contribution” means net cash proceeds, marketable securities or Qualified Proceeds received by the Borrower from:

 

(1)                                 contributions to its common equity capital;

 

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(2)                                 dividends, distributions, fees and other payments (A) from Unrestricted Subsidiaries and any of their Subsidiaries, (B) received in respect of any minority investments and (C) from any joint ventures that are not Restricted Subsidiaries; and

 

(3)                                 the sale (other than to a Subsidiary of the Borrower or to any management equity plan or stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement of the Borrower) of Equity Interest (other than Disqualified Equity Interests and preferred stock) of the Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower to the extent contributed as common Equity Interests by the Borrower);

 

in each case to the extent designated as Excluded Contributions by the Borrower within 180 days of the date such capital contributions are made, such dividends, distributions, fees or other payments are paid, or the date such Equity Interests are sold, as the case may be, or, if earlier, so long as and to the extent designated as Excluded Contributions by the Borrower in a Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.02(a).

 

Excluded Subsidiary” means (a) any Subsidiary that is not a wholly owned Subsidiary of the Borrower or a Guarantor, (b) any Subsidiary of a Guarantor that does not have total assets in excess of 3.5% of Consolidated Total Assets, individually or in the aggregate with all other Subsidiaries excluded via this clause (b), (c) [reserved], (d) any Subsidiary that is prohibited by applicable Law or Contractual Obligations existing on the Restatement Effective Date (or, in the case of any newly acquired Subsidiary, in existence at the time of acquisition but not entered into in contemplation thereof) from guaranteeing the Obligations or if guaranteeing the Obligation would require governmental (including regulatory) consent, approval, license or authorization (unless such consent, approval, license or authorization has been obtained), (e) any other Subsidiary with respect to which, in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Borrower, the burden or cost or other consequences (including any material adverse tax consequences) of providing a Guarantee shall be excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Lenders therefrom, (f) any direct or indirect Foreign Subsidiary of the Borrower, (g) any Subsidiary with respect to which the provision of a guarantee by it would result in material adverse tax consequences to Holdings, the Borrower, or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, as reasonably determined by the Borrower in consultation with the Administrative Agent, (h) any not-for-profit Subsidiaries, (i) any Unrestricted Subsidiaries, (j) any direct or indirect Domestic Subsidiary (x) that is a direct or indirect Subsidiary of a Foreign Subsidiary that is a CFC or (y) substantially all of whose assets consist of capital stock and/or indebtedness of (i) one or more Foreign Subsidiaries that are CFCs or (ii) other Subsidiaries described in this clause (y), and any other assets incidental thereto (any Subsidiary described in this clause (y), a “FSHCO”), and (k) any captive insurance subsidiaries.

 

Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, (a) any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guaranty of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guaranty thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation, or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) (i) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure to constitute an “eligible contract participant,” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder (determined after giving effect to SectionSection 11.12 and any other applicable agreement for the benefit of such Guarantor and any and all applicable guarantees of such Guarantor’s Swap Obligations by other Loan Parties), at the time the guarantee of (or grant of such security interest by, as applicable) such Guarantor becomes or would become effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or (ii) in the case of a Swap Obligation that is subject to a clearing requirement pursuant to section 2(h) of the Commodity Exchange Act, because such Guarantor is a “financial entity,” as defined in section 2(h)(7)(C) of the Commodity Exchange Act, at the time the guarantee of (or grant of such security interest by, as applicable) such Guarantor becomes or would become effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or (b) any other Swap Obligation designated as an “Excluded Swap Obligation” of such Guarantor as specified in any agreement between the relevant Loan Parties and the Approved Counterparty applicable to such Swap Obligations.  If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one Swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to the Swap for which such guarantee or security interest is or becomes excluded in accordance with the first sentence of this definition.

 

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Existing Credit Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the preliminary statements hereto.

 

Existing Revolver Tranche” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(b).

 

Existing Term Loan Tranche” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(a).

 

Existing Term Lender” means a Term Lender that holds Existing Term Loans immediately prior to the Restatement Effective Date.

 

Existing Term Loan” means each “Term Loan” as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement.

 

Expiring Credit Commitment” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.04(g).

 

Extended Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(b).

 

Extended Revolving Credit Loans” means one or more Classes of Revolving Credit Loans that result from an Extension Amendment.

 

Extended Term Loans” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(a).

 

Extending Revolving Credit Lender” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(c).

 

Extending Term Lender” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(c).

 

Extension” means the establishment of an Extension Series by amending a Loan pursuant to SectionSection 2.16 and the applicable Extension Amendment.

 

Extension Amendment” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(d).

 

Extension Election” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(c).

 

Extension Request” means any Term Loan Extension Request or a Revolver Extension Request, as the case may be.

 

Extension Series” means any Term Loan Extension Series or a Revolver Extension Series, as the case may be.

 

Facility” means the Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans, a given Class of Incremental Term Loans, a given Refinancing Series of Refinancing Term Loans, a given Extension Series of Extended Term Loans, the Revolving Credit Facility, a given Class of Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, a given Refinancing Series of Other Revolving Credit Commitments or a given Extension Series of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as the context may require.

 

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code), as of the Closing Date (and any amended or successor version thereof that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future Treasury Regulations or other official administrative guidance promulgated thereunder and any intergovernmental agreements entered into in connection with the implementation thereof.

 

Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with mem-bersmembers of the Federal Reserve System, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the Business Day next succeeding such day; provided that (a) if such day is not a Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day,

 

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and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to a whole multiple of 1/100 of 1%) charged to Bank of America on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent.

 

Fee Letter” means that certain Amended and Restated Fee Letter, dated May 11, 2015, among Summit Materials, LLC, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs Banks USA, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Bank PLC, RBC Capital Markets, Royal Bank of Canada and Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C.

 

Financial Covenant Event of Default” has the meaning provided in SectionSection 8.01(b).

 

FIRREA” means the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended.

 

First Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means an intercreditor agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit J (which agreement in such form or with immaterial changes thereto the Collateral Agent is authorized to enter into) among Holdings, the Borrower, the Subsidiaries of the Borrower from time to time party thereto, the Collateral Agent and one or more collateral agents or representatives for the holders of Indebtedness that is permitted under SectionSection 7.03 to be, and intended to be, secured on a pari passu basis with the Liens securing the Obligations.

 

Fixed Charges” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum of, without duplication:

 

(1)                                 Consolidated Interest Expense of such Person for such period;

 

(2)                                 all cash dividends or other distributions paid (excluding items eliminated in consolidation) on any series of preferred stock during such period; and

 

(3)                                 all cash dividends or other distributions paid (excluding items eliminated in consolidation) on any series of Disqualified Equity Interests during such period.

 

Flood Insurance Laws” means, collectively, (i) the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, (ii) the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statue thereto, (iii) the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, (iv) the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto and (v) the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto.

 

Foreign Benefit Event” means, with respect to any Foreign Pension Plan, (a) the existence of unfunded liabilities in excess of the amount permitted under any applicable Law or in excess of the amount that would be permitted absent a waiver from any applicable Governmental Authority or (b) the failure to make the required contributions or payments, under any applicable Law, on or before the due date for such contributions or payments.

 

Foreign Disposition” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(b)(xi).

 

Foreign Pension Plan” means any benefit plan that under applicable Law is required to be funded through a trust or other funding vehicle other than a trust or funding vehicle maintained exclusively by a Governmental Authority.

 

Foreign Subsidiary” means any direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

 

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Foreign Subsidiary Total Assets” means the total assets of the Foreign Subsidiaries, as determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP in good faith by a Responsible Officer.

 

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

 

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

 

FSHCO” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Excluded Subsidiary”.

 

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

 

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, as in effect from time to time; it being understood that, for purposes of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents, all references to codified accounting standards specifically named in the Credit Agreement shall be deemed to include any successor, replacement, amendment or updated accounting standard under GAAP; provided, however, that (i) if the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrower requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the Closing Date in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith and (ii) GAAP shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made, without giving effect to any election under FASB ASC Topic 825 (or any other Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries at “fair value,” as defined therein, and Indebtedness shall be measured at the aggregate principal amount thereof.

 

Governmental Authority” means any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof, any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, administrative tribunal, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government.

 

Granting Lender” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.07(h).

 

Guarantee” means, as to any Person, without duplication, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other monetary obligation payable or performable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other monetary obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation is assumed by

 

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such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien); provided that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit, in either case in the ordinary course of business, or customary and reasonable indemnity obligations in effect on the Closing Date or entered into in connection with any acquisition or disposition of assets permitted under this Agreement (other than such obligations with respect to Indebtedness). The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith. The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.

 

Guaranteed Obligations” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 11.01.

 

Guarantors” means, collectively, (i) Holdings, (ii) the wholly owned Domestic Subsidiaries of the Borrower (other than any Excluded Subsidiary), (iii) those wholly owned Domestic Subsidiaries that issue a Guaranty of the Obligations after the Closing Date pursuant to SectionSection 6.11 or otherwise, at the option of the Borrower, issues a Guaranty of the Obligations after the Closing Date and (iv) solely in respect of any Secured Hedge Agreement or Treasury Services Agreement to which the Borrower is not a party, the Borrower, in each case, until the Guaranty thereof is released in accordance with this Agreement.

 

Guaranty” means, collectively, the guaranty of the Obligations by the Guarantors pursuant to this Agreement.

 

Hazardous Materials” means all materials, pollutants, contaminants, chemicals, compounds, constituents, substances or wastes, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, lead, radon gas, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers, or toxic mold that are regulated pursuant to, or which could give rise to liability under, applicable Environmental Law.

 

Hedge Bank” means any Agent, Lender or any Affiliate of an Agent or Lender at the time it entered into a Secured Hedge Agreement.

 

Holdings” means Summit Materials Intermediate Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, if it is the direct parent of the Borrower, or, if not, any Domestic Subsidiary of Summit Materials Intermediate Holdings, LLC that directly owns 100% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests in the Borrower and issues a Guarantee of the Obligations and agrees to assume the obligations of “Holdings” pursuant to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents pursuant to one or more instruments in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

Holdings Pledge Agreement” means the Holdings Pledge Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, among Holdings and the Collateral Agent.

 

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

 

Identified Participating Lenders” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(C)(3).

 

Identified Qualifying Lenders” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)(3).

 

Immaterial Subsidiary” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 8.03.

 

Incremental Amendment” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(f).

 

Incremental Base Amount” means $225,000,000.

 

Incremental Commitments” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(a).

 

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Incremental Equivalent First Lien Debt” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 7.03(q).

 

Incremental Equivalent Junior Debt” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 7.03(q).

 

Incremental Equivalent Unsecured Debt” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 7.03(w).

 

Incremental Facility Closing Date” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(d).

 

Incremental Lenders” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(c).

 

Incremental Loan” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(b).

 

Incremental Loan Request” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Revolving Credit Lender” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(c).

 

Incremental Revolving Credit Loan” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(b).

 

Incremental Term Commitments” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(a).

 

Incremental Term Lender” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(c).

 

Incremental Term Loan” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(b).

 

Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following:

 

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

 

(b)                                 the maximum amount (after giving effect to any prior drawings or reductions which may have been reimbursed) of all outstanding letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds, performance bonds and similar instruments issued or created by or for the account of such Person;

 

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

 

(d)                                 all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than (i) trade accounts and accrued expenses payable in the ordinary course of business, (ii) any earn-out obligation until such obligation becomes a liability on the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP and (iii) accruals for payroll and other liabilities accrued in the ordinary course);

 

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

 

(f)                                   all Attributable Indebtedness;

 

(g)                                  all obligations of such Person in respect of Disqualified Equity Interests;

 

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if and to the extent that the foregoing would constitute indebtedness or a liability in accordance with GAAP; provided that Indebtedness of any direct or indirect parent of the Borrower appearing on the balance sheet of the Borrower solely by reason of push-down accounting under GAAP shall be excluded; and

 

(h)                                 to the extent not otherwise included above, all Guarantees of such Person in respect of any of the foregoing.

 

For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall (A) include the Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer, except to the extent such Person’s liability for such Indebtedness is otherwise expressly limited and only to the extent such Indebtedness would be included in the calculation of Consolidated Total Net Debt, (B) in the case of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, exclude all intercompany Indebtedness having a term not exceeding 364 days (inclusive of any roll-over or extensions of terms) and made in the ordinary course of business and (C) exclude obligations under or in respect of operating leases or sale lease-back transactions (except any resulting Capitalized Lease Obligations).  The amount of any net obligation under any Swap Contract on any date shall be deemed to be the Swap Termination Value thereof as of such date. The amount of Indebtedness of any Person for purposes of clause (e) shall be deemed to be equal to the lesser of (i) the aggregate unpaid amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) the fair market value of the property encumbered thereby as determined by such Person in good faith. Notwithstanding anything in this definition to the contrary, Indebtedness shall be calculated without giving effect to the effects of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 815 and related interpretations to the extent such effects would otherwise increase or decrease an amount of Indebtedness for any purpose hereunder as a result of accounting for any embedded derivatives created by the terms of such Indebtedness.

 

Indemnified Liabilities” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.05.

 

Indemnified Taxes” means, with respect to any Agent or any Lender, all Taxes other than (i) Taxes imposed on or measured by its net income, however denominated, and franchise (and similar) Taxes imposed in lieu of net income Taxes by a jurisdiction (A) as a result of such Agent’s or Lender’s being organized in or having its principal office (or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable Lending Office) in such jurisdiction (or any political subdivision thereof), or (B) as a result of any other connection between such Lender or Agent and such jurisdiction other than any connections arising from executing, delivering, being a party to, engaging in any transactions pursuant to, performing its obligations under, receiving payments under, or enforcing, any Loan Document, (ii) Taxes attributable to the failure by any Agent or Lender to deliver the documentation required to be delivered pursuant to Section 3.01(d), (iii) any branch profits Taxes imposed by the United States or any similar Tax, imposed by any jurisdiction described in clause (i) above, (iv) in the case of any Lender (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by the Borrower under SectionSection 3.07), any U.S. federal withholding Tax that is imposed pursuant to a law in effect on the date such Lender acquires an interest in the applicable Commitment (or, if such Lender did not fund the applicable Loan pursuant to a prior Commitment, on the date such Lender acquires its interest in such Loan), or designates a new Lending Office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.01, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender acquired the applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment or to such Lender immediately before it designated a new Lending Office and (v) any withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.  For the avoidance of doubt, the term “Lender” for purposes of this definition shall include each L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender.

 

Indemnitees” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.05.

 

Information” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.08.

 

Intellectual Property Security Agreements” has the meaning set forth in the Security Agreement.

 

Intercompany Note” means a promissory note substantially in the form of Exhibit I.

 

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Intercreditor Agreements” means the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement and the Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement, collectively, in each case to the extent in effect.

 

Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made; provided that if any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Rate Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan (including a Swing Line Loan), the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made; provided that the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date shall be an Interest Payment Date with respect to all Restatement Effective Date Term Loans outstanding on such date immediately prior to the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date.

 

Interest Period” means, as to each Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurocurrency Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Rate Loan and ending on the date one, two, three or six months thereafter or, to the extent agreed by each Lender of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, twelve months or, to the extent set forth in Section 2.01(a)(ii) or otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent, less than one month thereafter, as selected by the Borrower in its Committed Loan Notice; provided that:

 

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

 

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

 

(iii)                               no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made.

 

Investment” means, as to any Person, any direct or indirect acquisition or investment by such Person, whether by means of (a) the purchase or other acquisition of Equity Interests or debt or other securities of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, Guarantee or assumption of Indebtedness of, or purchase or other acquisition of any other debt or equity participation or interest in, another Person, including any partnership or joint venture interest in such other Person excluding, in the case of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, intercompany loans, advances, or Indebtedness having a term not exceeding 364 days (inclusive of any roll-over or extensions of terms) and made in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice) or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of all or substantially all of the property and assets or business of another Person or assets constituting a business unit, line of business or division of such Person.  For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment at any time shall be the amount actually invested (measured at the time made), without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment.

 

Investors” means (i) Blackstone Capital Partners V L.P. and its Affiliates and any investment funds advised or managed by any of the foregoing (other than any portfolio operating companies of Blackstone Capital Partners V L.P.) and (ii) Silverhawk Summit, L.P. and its Affiliates and any investment funds advised or managed by any of the foregoing (other than any portfolio operating companies of Silverhawk Summit, L.P.).

 

IP Rights” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 5.17.

 

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

 

Junior Financing” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 7.13(a).

 

Junior Financing Documentation” means any documentation governing any Junior Financing.

 

Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means an intercreditor agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent and the Borrower, among Holdings, the Borrower, the Subsidiaries of the Borrower from time to time party thereto, the Collateral Agent and one or more collateral agents or representatives for the holders of Indebtedness issued or incurred pursuant to Sections 7.03(g)(y)(i), (q)(y) or (s) that are intended to be secured on a basis junior to the Liens securing the Obligations.  Wherever in this Agreement, an Other Debt Representative is required to become party to the Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement, if the related Indebtedness is the initial Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to be secured by a Lien on a basis junior to the Liens securing the Obligations, then the Borrower, Holdings, the Subsidiary Guarantors, the Collateral Agent and the Other Debt Representative for such Indebtedness shall be authorized to execute and deliver the Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement.

 

L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Revolving Credit Lender, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C Borrowing in accordance with its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement.  All L/C Advances shall be denominated in Dollars.

 

L/C Borrowing” means an extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Letter of Credit which has not been reimbursed on the date when made or refinanced as a Revolving Credit Borrowing.  All L/C Borrowings shall be denominated in Dollars.

 

L/C Commitment” means, with respect to each L/C Issuer, the commitment of such L/C Issuer to issue Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.03, as such commitment is set forth on Schedule 1.01A.

 

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

 

L/C Disbursement” means any payment made by an L/C Issuer pursuant to a Letter of Credit.

 

L/C Issuer” means Bank of America, N.A. and any other Lender that becomes an L/C Issuer in accordance with Sections 2.03(k) or 10.07(k), in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder.  If there is more than one L/C Issuer at any given time, the term L/C Issuer shall refer to the relevant L/C Issuer(s).

 

L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all L/C Borrowings.  For purposes of computing the amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with SectionSection 2.03(l).  For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.

 

Latest Maturity Date” means, at any date of determination, the latest Maturity Date applicable to any Loan or Commitment hereunder at such time, including the latest maturity date of any Refinancing Term Loan, any Refinancing Term Commitment, any Extended Term Loan, any Extended Revolving Credit Commitment, any Incremental Term Loans, any Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments or any Other Revolving Credit Commitments, in each case as extended in accordance with this Agreement from time to time.

 

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

 

LCA Election” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 1.02(h).

 

LCA Test Date” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 1.02(h).

 

Lead Arrangers” means, collectively means, (a) Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (or any other registered broker-dealer wholly-owned by Bank of America Corporation to which all or substantially 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), Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Bank PLC and RBC Capital Markets, in their respective capacities as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners under this Agreement., (b) with respect to Amendment No. 1, Bank of America, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs Bank USA and Royal Bank of Canada, in their respective capacities as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners under Amendment No. 1 and (c) with respect to Amendment No. 2, Bank of America, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs Bank USA and Royal Bank of Canada in their respective capacities as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners under Amendment No. 2.

 

Lender” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement and, as the context requires, includes an L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender, and their respective successors and assigns as permitted hereunder, each of which is referred to herein as a “Lender”.

 

Lender Default” means (i) the refusal (which may be given verbally or in writing and has not been retracted) or failure of any Lender to make available its portion of any incurrence of revolving loans or reimbursement obligations required to be made by it, which refusal or failure is not cured within two Business Days after the date of such refusal or failure; (ii) the failure of any Lender to pay over to the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder within two Business Days of the date when due, unless subject to a good faith dispute; (iii) a Lender has notified the Borrower or the Administrative Agent that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations, or has made a public statement to that effect with respect to its funding obligations, under the Revolving Credit Facility or under other agreements generally in which it commits to extend credit; (iv) a Lender has failed, within three Business Days after request by the Administrative Agent, to confirm that it will comply with its funding obligations under the Revolving Credit Facility; or (v) a Lender has admitted in writing that it is insolvent or such Lender becomes subject to a Lender-Related Distress Event or (vi) a Lender has become the subject of a Bail-In Action. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender Default has occurred under any one or more of clauses (i) through (vvi) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and the applicable Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to SectionSection 2.17(b)) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Borrower, each L/C Issuer, each Swing Line Lender and each Lender.

 

Lender-Related Distress Event” means, with respect to any Lender or any person that directly or indirectly controls such Lender (each, a “Distressed Person”), as the case may be, a voluntary or involuntary case with respect to such Distressed Person under any Debtor Relief Law, or a custodian, conservator, receiver or similar official is appointed for such Distressed Person or any substantial part of such Distressed Person’s assets, or such Distressed Person or any person that directly or indirectly controls such Distressed Person is subject to a forced liquidation, or such Distressed Person makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors or is otherwise adjudicated as, or determined by any Governmental Authority having regulatory authority over such Distressed Person or its assets to be, insolvent or bankrupt; provided that a Lender-Related Distress Event shall not be deemed to have occurred solely by virtue of the ownership or

 

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acquisition of any equity interests in any Lender or any person that directly or indirectly controls such Lender by a Governmental Authority or an instrumentality thereof.

 

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

 

Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit issued hereunder.  A Letter of Credit may be a commercial letter of credit or a standby letter of credit.

 

Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is five (5) Business Days prior to the scheduled Maturity Date then in effect for the applicable Revolving Credit Facility (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day).

 

Letter of Credit Issuance Request” means a letter of credit request substantially in the form of Exhibit B.

 

Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $50,000,000 and (b) the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments. The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Facility.

 

LIBOR” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Eurocurrency Rate.”

 

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

 

Limited Condition Acquisition” means any acquisition, including by way of merger, amalgamation or consolidation, by one or more of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries of any assets, business or Person permitted by this Agreement the consummation of which is not conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party acquisition financing and which is designated as a Limited Condition Acquisition by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary in writing to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date the definitive agreements for such acquisition are entered into.

 

Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to the Borrower under ArticleArticle 2 in the form of a Term Loan, a Revolving Credit Loan or a Swing Line Loan (including any Incremental Term Loan and any extensions of credit under any Revolving Commitment Increase).

 

Loan Documents” means, collectively, (i) this Agreement, (ii) Amendment No. 1, (iii) Amendment No. 2, (iv) the Notes, (iiiv) the Collateral Documents, (ivvi) each Intercreditor Agreement to the extent then in effect, (vvii) each Letter of Credit Issuance Request and (viviii) any Refinancing Amendment, Incremental Amendment or Extension Amendment.

 

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

 

Management Stockholders” means the members of management of Holdings, the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries who are investors in Holdings or any direct or indirect parent thereof.

 

Margin Stock” has the meaning set forth in Regulation U issued by the FRB.

 

Market Capitalization” means an amount equal to (i) the total number of issued and outstanding shares of common Equity Interests of Holdings on the date of the declaration of a Restricted Payment multiplied by (ii) the arithmetic mean of the closing prices per share of such common Equity Interests on the

 

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principal securities exchange on which such common Equity Interests are traded for the 30 consecutive trading days immediately preceding the date of declaration of such Restricted Payment.

 

Master Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Swap Contract.”

 

Material Adverse Effect” means a (a) material adverse effect on the business, operations, assets, liabilities (actual or contingent) or financial condition of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole; (b) material adverse effect on the ability of the Loan Parties (taken as a whole) to fully and timely perform any of their payment obligations under any Loan Document to which the Borrower or any of the Loan Parties is a party; or (c) material adverse effect on the rights and remedies available to the Lenders or any Agent under any Loan Document.

 

Material Real Property” means (i) the fee owned Real Property set forth on Schedule 6.11 and (ii) any fee owned Real Property located in the United States that is owned by any Loan Party (other than fee owned real property owned by Hamm, Inc. and its subsidiaries on the Closing Date or any other owned real property subject to a Lien permitted by clause (u) or (w) of Section 7.01 to the extent and for so long as the documentation governing such Lien prohibits the granting of a Mortgage thereon to secure the Obligations) with a fair market value in excess of $10,000,000 (at the Restatement Effective Date or, with respect to Real Property acquired after the Restatement Effective Date, at the time of acquisition, in each case, as reasonably estimated by the Borrower in good faith).

 

Maturity Date” means (i) with respect to the Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans, the date that is seven years after the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date, (ii) with respect to the Revolving Credit Commitments, March 11, 2020, (iii) with respect to any tranche of Extended Term Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, the final maturity date applicable thereto as specified in the applicable Extension Request accepted by the respective Lender or Lenders, (iv) with respect to any Refinancing Term Loans or Other Revolving Credit Commitments, the final maturity date applicable thereto as specified in the applicable Refinancing Amendment and (v) with respect to any Incremental Term Loans or Incremental Revolving Credit Commitments, the final maturity date applicable thereto as specified in the applicable Incremental Amendment; provided, in each case, that if such date is not a Business Day, then the applicable Maturity Date shall be the next succeeding Business Day.

 

Maximum Rate” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.10.

 

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.

 

Mortgage Policies” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement.”

 

Mortgaged Property” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement.”

 

Mortgages” means collectively, the deeds of trust, trust deeds, deeds to secure debt, hypothecs and mortgages made by the Loan Parties in favor or for the benefit of the Collateral Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties creating and evidencing a Lien on a Mortgaged Property in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent with such terms and provisions as may be required by the applicable Laws of the relevant jurisdiction, and any other mortgages executed and delivered pursuant to SectionSection 6.11 or 6.13, in each case, as the same may from time to time be amended, restated, supplemented, or otherwise modified.

 

Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Sections 3(37) or 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding six years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.

 

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Net Proceeds” means:

 

(a)                                 100% of the cash proceeds actually received by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (including any cash payments received by way of deferred payment of principal pursuant to a note or installment receivable or purchase price adjustment receivable or otherwise and including casualty insurance settlements and condemnation awards, but in each case only as and when received) from any Disposition or Casualty Event, net of (i) attorneys’ fees, accountants’ fees, investment banking fees, survey costs, title insurance premiums, and related search and recording charges, transfer taxes, deed or mortgage recording taxes, other customary expenses and brokerage, consultant and other customary fees actually incurred in connection therewith, (ii) the principal amount, premium or penalty, if any, interest and other amounts on any Indebtedness that is secured by a Lien (other than a Lien that ranks pari passu with or subordinated to the Liens securing the Obligations) on the asset subject to such Disposition or Casualty Event and that is required to be repaid (and is timely repaid) in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event (other than Indebtedness under the Loan Documents), (iii) in the case of any Disposition or Casualty Event by a non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary, the pro rata portion of the Net Proceeds thereof (calculated without regard to this clause (iii)) attributable to minority interests and not available for distribution to or for the account of the Borrower or a wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary as a result thereof, (iv) taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable as a result thereof, and (v) the amount of any reasonable reserve established in accordance with GAAP against any adjustment to the sale price or any liabilities (other than any taxes deducted pursuant to clause (i) above) (x) related to any of the applicable assets and (y) retained by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries including, without limitation, pension and other postemployment benefit liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations (however, the amount of any subsequent reduction of such reserve (other than in connection with a payment in respect of any such liability) shall be deemed to be Net Proceeds of such Disposition or Casualty Event occurring on the date of such reduction); provided that if no Default exists, the Borrower may reinvest any portion of such proceeds in assets useful for its business within 12 months of such receipt and such portion of such proceeds shall not constitute Net Proceeds except to the extent not, within 12 months of such receipt, so reinvested or contractually committed to be so reinvested (it being understood that if any portion of such proceeds are not so used within such 12-month period but within such 12-month period are contractually committed to be used, then upon the termination of such contract or if such Net Proceeds are not so used within 18 months of initial receipt, such remaining portion shall constitute Net Proceeds as of the date of such termination or expiry without giving effect to this proviso; it being further understood that such proceeds shall constitute Net Proceeds notwithstanding any investment notice if there is a Specified Default at the time of a proposed reinvestment unless such proposed reinvestment is made pursuant to a binding commitment entered into at a time when no Specified Default was continuing); provided, further, that no proceeds realized in a single transaction or series of related transactions shall constitute Net Proceeds unless (x) such proceeds shall exceed $15,000,000 and (y) the aggregate net proceeds excluded under clause (x) exceeds $30,000,000 in any fiscal year (and thereafter only net cash proceeds in excess of such amount shall constitute Net Proceeds under this clause (a)), and

 

(b)                                 100% of the cash proceeds from the incurrence, issuance or sale by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries of any Indebtedness, net of all taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable as a result thereof and fees (including investment banking fees and discounts), commissions, costs and other expenses, in each case incurred in connection with such incurrence, issuance or sale.

 

For purposes of calculating the amount of Net Proceeds, fees, commissions and other costs and expenses payable to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary shall be disregarded.

 

New Term Commitment” means the obligation of the New Term Lender to make a New Term Loan immediately following the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date in an aggregate principal amount equal to

 

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the excess of $635,374,999.99 over the aggregate principal amount of Converted Restatement Effective Date Term Loans.

 

New Term Lender” means the Lender identified as such in Amendment No. 2.

 

New Term Loan” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.01(a).

 

Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 3.07(d).

 

Non-ConvertingConverted Restatement Effective Date Term Loan” means each ExistingRestatement Effective Date Term Loan (or portion thereof) other than a ConvertingConverted Restatement Effective Date Term Loan.

 

Non-Debt Fund Affiliate” means any Affiliate of the Investors other than (a) Holdings or any Subsidiary of Holdings, (b) any Debt Fund Affiliates and (c) any natural person.

 

Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, a Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender.

 

Non-Expiring Credit Commitment” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.04(g).

 

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

 

Not Otherwise Applied” means, with reference to any amount of proceeds of any transaction or event, that such amount (a) was not required to be applied to prepay the Loans pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(b), (b) was not previously (and is not concurrently being) applied in determining the permissibility of a transaction under the Loan Documents where such permissibility was or is (or may have been) contingent on receipt of such amount or utilization of such amount for a specified purpose, (c) was not utilized pursuant to SectionSection 8.05, (d) was not applied to incur Indebtedness pursuant to Section 7.03(n)(y), (e) was not utilized to make Restricted Payments pursuant to SectionSection 7.06 (other than pursuant to Section 7.06(h)(y)), (f) was not utilized to make Investments pursuant to Sections 7.02(n), (p), (v), (w) or (z), (g) was not utilized to make prepayments of any Junior Financing pursuant to SectionSection 7.13 (other than SectionSection 7.13(a)(v)(y)) or (h) was not utilized to increase availability under clause (c) of the definition of Cumulative Credit. The Borrower shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent of any application of such amount as contemplated by (b) through (h) above.

 

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

 

Obligations” means all (x) advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party and its Restricted Subsidiaries arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan or Letter of Credit, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or Restricted Subsidiary of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding and (y) obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary arising under any Secured Hedge Agreement or any Treasury Services Agreement.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents (and of their Restricted Subsidiaries to the extent they have obligations under the Loan Documents) include (a) the obligation (including guarantee obligations) to pay principal, interest, Letter of Credit fees, reimbursement obligations, charges, expenses, fees, Attorney Costs, indemnities and other amounts payable by any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) the obligation of any Loan Party to reimburse any amount in respect of any of the foregoing that any Lender, in its sole discretion, may elect to pay or advance on behalf of such Loan Party.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary under any Secured Hedge Agreement or any Treasury Services Agreement shall be secured and guaranteed pursuant to the Collateral Documents and the Guaranty only to the extent that, and for so long as, the other

 

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Obligations are so secured and guaranteed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Obligations of any Guarantor shall in no event include any Excluded Swap Obligations of such Guarantor.

 

OFAC” means the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury.

 

Offered Amount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

 

Offered Discount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

 

OID” means original issue discount.

 

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

 

Other Applicable Indebtedness” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(b)(ii).

 

Other Debt Representative” means, with respect to any secured Indebtedness, the trustee, administrative agent, collateral agent, security agent or similar agent under the indenture or agreement pursuant to which such Indebtedness is issued, incurred or otherwise obtained, as the case may be, and each of their successors in such capacities.

 

Other Revolving Credit Commitments” means one or more Classes of revolving credit commitments hereunder that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

 

Other Revolving Credit Loans” means one or more Classes of Revolving Credit Loans that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

 

Other Taxes” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 3.01(b).

 

Outstanding Amount” means (a) with respect to the Term Loans, Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding Principal Amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Term Loans, Revolving Credit Loans (including any refinancing of outstanding unpaid drawings under Letters of Credit or L/C Credit Extensions as a Revolving Credit Borrowing) and Swing Line Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date; and (b) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the aggregate outstanding Principal Amount thereof on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes thereto as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements of outstanding unpaid drawings under any Letters of Credit (including any refinancing of outstanding unpaid drawings under Letters of Credit or L/C Credit Extensions as a Revolving Credit Borrowing) or any reductions in the maximum amount available for drawing under Letters of Credit taking effect on such date.

 

Participant” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.07(f).

 

Participant Register” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.07(f).

 

Participating Lender” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(C)(2).

 

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Partners” means, at any time, each person listed as a partner (including the general partner) on the books and records of Summit Holdings, in each case for so long as he, she or it remains a partner of Summit Holdings as provided under the Partnership Agreement.

 

Partnership Agreement” means the Fourth Amended and Restated Limited Partnership Agreement of Summit Holdings, dated as of March 11, 2015, as amended from time to time to the extent permitted by the Loan Documents.

 

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

 

Pension Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is subject to Title IV of ERISA and is sponsored or maintained by any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate or to which any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate contributes or has an obligation to contribute, or in the case of a multiple employer or other plan described in Section 4064(a) of ERISA, has made contributions at any time during the immediately preceding six years.

 

Perfection Certificate” means a certificate in the form of Exhibit II to the Security Agreement or any other form reasonably approved by the Collateral Agent, as the same shall be supplemented from time to time.

 

Permitted Acquisition” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 7.02(i).

 

Permitted Asset Swap” means the concurrent purchase and sale, trade-in or exchange of equipment or other property of a nature or type that is used or useful in a Permitted Business or a combination of such equipment or property and cash or Cash Equivalents between the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries and another Person; provided, that (x) any cash or Cash Equivalents received must be applied in accordance with Section 2.05(b) and (y) the fair market value of the equipment or property received is at least as great as the fair market value of the equipment or other property being traded-in or exchanged.

 

Permitted Business” means any business that is related, ancillary or complementary to the businesses of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on the Restatement Effective Date.

 

Permitted First Priority Refinancing Debt” means any Permitted First Priority Refinancing Notes and any Permitted First Priority Refinancing Loans.

 

Permitted First Priority Refinancing Loans” means any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness in the form of secured loans incurred by the Borrower in the form of one or more tranches of loans under this Agreement; provided that (i) such Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis with the Liens securing the Obligations and is not secured by any property or assets of Holdings, the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary other than the Collateral, (ii) such Indebtedness is not at any time guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than Subsidiaries that are Guarantors or (iii) such Indebtedness does not mature on or prior to the date that is the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred or issued or have a shorter Weighted Average Life to Maturity than the Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans.

 

Permitted First Priority Refinancing Notes” means any Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness in the form of secured Indebtedness (including any Registered Equivalent Notes) incurred by the Borrower in the form of one or more series of senior secured notes; provided that (i) such Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis (but without regard to the control of remedies) with the Liens securing the Obligations and is not secured by any property or assets of Holdings, the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary other than the Collateral, (ii) such Indebtedness is not at any time guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than Subsidiaries that are Guarantors, (iii) such Indebtedness does not mature or have scheduled amortization or payments of principal (other than customary offers to repurchase upon a change of control, asset sale or event of loss and a customary acceleration right after an event of default) on or prior to the date that is the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred or issued, (iv) the security

 

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agreements relating to such Indebtedness are substantially the same as or more favorable to the Loan Parties than the Collateral Documents (with such differences as are reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) and (v) an Other Debt Representative acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to each Intercreditor Agreement.  Permitted First Priority Refinancing Notes will include any Registered Equivalent Notes issued in exchange therefor.

 

Permitted Holders” means each of (a) the Investors and (b) the Management Stockholders (provided that if the Management Stockholders own beneficially or of record more than fifteen percent (15%) of the outstanding voting stock of Holdings in the aggregate, they shall be treated as Permitted Holders of only fifteen percent (15%) of the outstanding voting stock of Holdings at such time).

 

Permitted Intercompany Activities” means any transactions between or among the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries that are entered into in the ordinary course of business of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries and, in the good faith judgment of the Borrower are necessary or advisable in connection with the ownership or operation of the business of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, including, but not limited to, (i) payroll, cash management, purchasing, insurance and hedging arrangements and (ii) management, technology and licensing arrangements.

 

Permitted Junior Lien Refinancing Debt” means Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness constituting secured Indebtedness (including any Registered Equivalent Notes) incurred by the Borrower in the form of one or more series of junior lien secured notes or junior lien secured loans; provided that (i) such Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral on a junior priority basis to the Liens securing the Obligations and the obligations in respect of any Permitted First Priority Refinancing Debt and is not secured by any property or assets of Holdings, the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary other than the Collateral, (ii) an Other Debt Representative acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to the Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement as a “Junior Lien Representative”, and (iii) such Indebtedness meets the Permitted Other Debt Conditions.  Permitted Junior Lien Refinancing Debt will include any Registered Equivalent Notes issued in exchange therefor.

 

Permitted Other Debt Conditions”  means that such applicable Indebtedness (i) does not mature or have scheduled amortization payments of principal or payments of principal and is not subject to mandatory redemption, repurchase, prepayment or sinking fund obligations (except customary asset sale or change of control provisions that provide for the prior repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations), in each case on or prior to the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred, (ii) is not at any time guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than Subsidiaries that are Guarantors, and (iii) to the extent secured, the security agreements relating to such Indebtedness are substantially the same as or more favorable to the Loan Parties than the Collateral Documents (with such differences as are reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent).

 

Permitted Ratio Debt” means Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary so long as immediately after giving Pro Forma Effect thereto and to the use of the proceeds thereof (but without netting the proceeds thereof) (i) no Event of Default shall be continuing or result therefrom and (ii) (x) if such Indebtedness is secured on a pari passu basis with the Liens securing the Obligations, the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio is no greater than 3.75 to 1.00 (excluding, for purposes of calculating such ratio under this clause (ii)(x), Revolving Credit Loans borrowed for seasonal working capital requirements in an amount not to exceed $75,000,000) determined on a Pro Forma Basis as of the last day of the most recently ended period of four consecutive fiscal quarters for which financial statements are internally available (“Permitted First Lien Ratio Debt”), (y) if such Indebtedness is secured on a junior basis to the Liens securing the Obligations, the Consolidated Secured Net Leverage Ratio is no greater than 5.25 to 1.00 (excluding, for purposes of calculating such ratio under this clause (ii)(y), Revolving Credit Loans borrowed for seasonal working capital requirements in an amount not to exceed $75,000,000) determined on a Pro Forma Basis as of the last day of the most recently ended period of four consecutive fiscal quarters for which financial statements are internally available (“Permitted Junior Secured Ratio Debt”); and (z) if such Indebtedness is unsecured, the Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio is no less than 2.00 to 1.00 determined on a Pro Forma Basis as of the last day of the most recently ended period of four consecutive fiscal quarters for which financial statements are internally available (“Permitted Unsecured Ratio Debt”); provided that,

 

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such Indebtedness shall (A) in the case of clause (x) above, have a maturity date that is after the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred, and in the case of clause (y) or (z) above, have a maturity date that is at least ninety-one (91) days after the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred, (B) in the case of clause (x) above, have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity not shorter than the longest remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Facilities and, in the case of clause (y) or (z) above, shall not be subject to scheduled amortization prior to maturity, (C) if such Indebtedness is incurred or guaranteed on a secured basis by a Loan Party on a junior basis to the Liens securing the Obligations, be subject to the Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement and, if the Indebtedness is secured on a pari passu basis with the Liens securing the Obligations, be (x) in the form of debt securities and (y) subject to the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement and (D) have terms and conditions (other than pricing, rate floors, discounts, fees, premiums and optional prepayment or redemption provisions) that in the good faith determination of the Borrower are not materially less favorable (when taken as a whole) to the Borrower than the terms and conditions of the Loan Documents (when taken as a whole) (provided that a certificate of the Borrower as to the satisfaction of the conditions described in this clause (D) delivered at least five (5) Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness or drafts of documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the foregoing requirements of this clause (D), shall be conclusive unless the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower within such five (5) Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a description of the basis upon which it disagrees)); provided, further, that any such Indebtedness incurred pursuant to clauses (x), (y) or (z) above by a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party, together with any Indebtedness incurred by a Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party pursuant to Sections 7.03(g), 7.03(q) or 7.03(w), does not exceed in the aggregate at any time outstanding the greater of (i) $52,500,000 and (ii) 2.25% of Consolidated Total Assets, in each case determined at the time of incurrence.

 

Permitted Refinancing”  means, with respect to any Person, any modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension of any Indebtedness of such Person; provided that (a) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) thereof does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended except by an amount equal to unpaid accrued interest and premium thereon plus other reasonable amounts paid, and fees and expenses reasonably incurred, in connection with such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension and by an amount equal to any existing commitments unutilized thereunder, (b) other than with respect to a Permitted Refinancing in respect of Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 7.03(e), such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension has a final maturity date equal to or later than the final maturity date of, and has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of, the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended, (c) other than with respect to a Permitted Refinancing in respect of Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 7.03(e), at the time thereof, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (d) if such Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended is Junior Financing, (i) to the extent such Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations, such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations on terms at least as favorable to the Lenders as those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended, (ii) such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension is incurred by the Person who is the obligor of the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended and (iii) if the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended was subject to an Intercreditor Agreement, the holders of such modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended Indebtedness (if such Indebtedness is secured) or their representative on their behalf shall become party to such Intercreditor Agreement.

 

Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt” means Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness in the form of unsecured Indebtedness (including any Registered Equivalent Notes) incurred by the Borrower in the form of one or more series of senior unsecured notes or loans; provided that such Indebtedness (i) constitutes Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness and (ii) meets the Permitted Other Debt Conditions.

 

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

 

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

 

Platform” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 6.02.

 

Pledged Debt” has the meaning set forth in the Security Agreement.

 

Prime Rate” means the rate of interest in effect as publicly announced from time to time by Bank of America as its “prime rate,” which is set by Bank of America based upon various factors including Bank of America’s costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans, which may be priced at, above, or below such announced rate.  Any change in such rate announced by Bank of America shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.

 

Principal Amount” means the stated or principal amount of each Loan or Letter of Credit or L/C Obligation with respect thereto, as applicable.

 

Pro Forma Basis,” “Pro Forma Compliance”  and “Pro Forma Effect” mean, with respect to compliance with any test hereunder, that all Specified Transactions and the following transactions in connection therewith shall be deemed to have occurred as of the first day of the applicable period of measurement in such test: (a) income statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the property or Person subject to such Specified Transaction, (i) in the case of a Disposition of all or substantially all Equity Interests in any Subsidiary of the Borrower or any division, product line, or facility used for operations of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, shall be excluded, and (ii) in the case of a Permitted Acquisition or Investment described in the definition of “Specified Transaction,” shall be included, (b) any retirement of Indebtedness, and (c) any Indebtedness incurred or assumed by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in connection therewith and if such Indebtedness has a floating or formula rate, shall have an implied rate of interest for the applicable period for purposes of this definition determined by utilizing the rate which is or would be in effect with respect to such Indebtedness as at the relevant date of determination; provided that (I) the foregoing pro forma adjustments may be applied to any such test solely to the extent that such adjustments are consistent with the definition of Consolidated EBITDA (including that the aggregate amount of cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies added back pursuant to clause (h) of the definition of Consolidated EBITDA shall not exceed 30% of Consolidated EBITDA in any Test Period (calculated after giving effect to the addbacks permitted under such clause (h)) and give effect to events (including operating expense reductions) that are (as determined by the Borrower in good faith) (x) directly attributable to such transaction, (y) expected to have a continuing impact on the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries and (z) factually supportable; and (II) that when calculating the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio for purposes of (i) the definition of “Applicable Rate,” (ii) the Applicable ECF Percentage and (iii) determining actual compliance (and not Pro Forma Compliance or compliance on a Pro Forma Basis) with SectionSection 7.11, the events that occurred subsequent to the end of the applicable Test Period shall not be given pro forma effect.

 

Pro Forma Financial Statements” means a pro forma consolidated balance sheet and related pro forma consolidated statement of income of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries as of and for the twelve-month period ending on the last day of the most recently completed four-fiscal quarter period covered by the Audited Financial Statements and the Unaudited Financial Statements, prepared in good faith after giving effect to the Transactions as if the Transactions had occurred as of such date (in the case of such balance sheet) or at the beginning of such period (in the case of such other financial statements).

 

Pro Rata Share” means, with respect to each Lender, at any time a fraction (expressed as a percentage, carried out to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is the amount of the Commitments and, if applicable and without duplication, Term Loans of such Lender under the applicable Facility or

 

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Facilities at such time and the denominator of which is the amount of the Aggregate Commitments under the applicable Facility or Facilities and, if applicable and without duplication, Term Loans under the applicable Facility or Facilities at such time; provided that, in the case of the Revolving Credit Facility, if such Commitments have been terminated, then the Pro Rata Share of each Lender shall be determined based on the Pro Rata Share of such Lender immediately prior to such termination and after giving effect to any subsequent assignments made pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

Projections” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 6.01(c).

 

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

 

Public Lender” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 6.02.

 

Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Guarantor that, at the time the relevant Guaranty (or grant of the relevant security interest, as applicable) becomes or would become effective with respect to such Swap Obligation, has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 or otherwise constitutes an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act and which may cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” with respect to such Swap Obligation at such time by entering into an agreement pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act.

 

Qualified Equity Interests” means any Equity Interests that are not Disqualified Equity Interests.

 

Qualified IPO” means the issuance by Holdings or any direct or indirect parent of Holdings of its common Equity Interests in an underwritten primary public offering (other than a public offering pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-8) pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with the Securities Act (whether alone or in connection with a secondary public offering).

 

Qualified Proceeds” means the fair market value of assets that are used or useful in, or Equity Interests of any Person engaged in, a Similar Business.

 

Qualifying Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(3).

 

Rating Agencies” means Moody’s and S&P.

 

Real Property” means, collectively, all right, title and interest (including any leasehold, mineral or other estate) in and to any and all parcels of or interests in real property owned or leased by any Person, whether by lease, license or other means, together with, in each case, all easements, hereditaments and appurtenances relating thereto, all improvements and appurtenant fixtures and equipment, all general intangibles and contract rights and other property and rights incidental to the ownership, lease or operation thereof.

 

Refinanced Debt” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness.”

 

Refinancing” means all Term Loans (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) under the Existing Credit Agreement have been paid in full, including any accrued interest and fees.

 

Refinancing Amendment” means an amendment to this Agreement executed by each of (a) the Borrower, (b) the Administrative Agent, (c) each Additional Refinancing Lender and (d) each Lender that agrees to provide any portion of Refinancing Term Loans, Other Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Loans incurred pursuant thereto, in accordance with SectionSection 2.15.

 

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Refinancing Series” means all Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Term Commitments, Other Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Loans that are established pursuant to the same Refinancing Amendment (or any subsequent Refinancing Amendment to the extent such Refinancing Amendment expressly provides that the Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Term Commitments, Other Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Loans provided for therein are intended to be a part of any previously established Refinancing Series) and that provide for the same Effective Yield and, in the case of Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Term Commitments, amortization schedule.

 

Refinancing Term Commitments” means one or more Classes of Term Commitments hereunder that are established to fund Refinancing Term Loans of the applicable Refinancing Series hereunder pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment.

 

Refinancing Term Loans” means one or more Classes of Term Loans hereunder that result from a Refinancing Amendment.

 

Register” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.07(d).

 

Registered Equivalent Notes” means, with respect to any notes originally issued in an offering pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act or other private placement transaction under the Securities Act of 1933, substantially identical notes (having the same guarantees) issued in a dollar-for-dollar exchange therefor pursuant to an exchange offer registered with the SEC.

 

Release” means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, disposing or migrating in into, onto or through the Environment.

 

Remainder Purchase Price” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Acquisition Agreement as in effect on April 16, 2015.

 

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

 

Repricing Transaction” means the prepayment, refinancing, substitution or replacement of all or a portion of the Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans with the incurrence by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of any debt obligations or syndicated term loan financing having an effective interest cost or weighted average yield (with the comparative determinations to be made by the Administrative Agent consistent with generally accepted financial practices, after giving effect to, among other factors, margin, interest rate floors, upfront or similar fees or original issue discount, but excluding the effect of any arrangement, structuring, syndication or other fees payable to any lead arranger (or its affiliates) in connection with the commitment or syndication of such syndicated term loan financing, and without taking into account any fluctuations in the Eurocurrency Rate) that is less than the effective interest cost or weighted average yield (as determined by the Administrative Agent on the same basis) of such Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans so repaid, refinanced, substituted or replaced, including without limitation, as may be effected through any amendment, amendment or restatement or other modifications to this Agreement relating to the interest rate for, or weighted average yield of, such New Term Loans or the incurrence of any Refinancing Term Loans, in each case the primary purpose of which was to reduce such effective interest cost or weighted average yield and other than in connection with a Change of Control, Qualified IPO or Transformative Acquisition.

 

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

 

Required Class Lenders” means, with respect to any Class on any date of determination, Lenders having more than 50% of the sum of (i) the outstanding Loans under such Class and (ii) the aggregate unused

 

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Commitments under such Facility; provided that the unused Commitments of, and the portion of the outstanding Loans under such Class held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of the Required Class Lenders; provided, further, that, to the same extent set forth in Section 10.07(n) with respect to determination of Required Lenders, the Loans of any Affiliated Lender shall in each case be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Class Lenders.

 

Required Facility Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, with respect to any Facility, Lenders having more than 50% of the sum of (a) the Total Outstandings under such Facility (with the aggregate amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans, as applicable, under such Facility being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition) and (b) the aggregate unused Commitments under such Facility; provided that the unused Commitments of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings under such Facility held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of the Required Facility Lenders; provided, further, that, to the same extent set forth in Section 10.07(n) with respect to determination of Required Lenders, the Loans of any Affiliated Lender shall in each case be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Facility Lenders.

 

Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than 50% of the sum of the (a) Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition), (b) aggregate unused Term Commitments and (c) aggregate unused Revolving Credit Commitments; provided that the unused Term Commitment and unused Revolving Credit Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders; provided, further, that, to the same extent set forth in Section 10.07(n) with respect to determination of Required Lenders, the Loans of any Affiliated Lender shall in each case be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders.

 

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

 

Retained Percentage” means, with respect to any Excess Cash Flow Period, (a) 100% minus (b) the Applicable ECF Percentage with respect to such Excess Cash Flow Period.

 

Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, vice president, chief legal officer, chief financial officer, treasurer or assistant treasurer or other similar officer of a Loan Party and, as to any document delivered on the Closing Date, any secretary or assistant secretary of such Loan Party and, solely for purposes of notices given pursuant to Article II, any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party so designated by any of the foregoing officers in a notice to the Administrative Agent or any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party designated in or pursuant to an agreement between the applicable Loan Party and the Administrative Agent.  Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, limited liability company, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party.

 

Restatement Agreement” means the Restatement Agreement to the Existing Credit Agreement, dated as of July 17, 2015, by and among the Borrower, the other Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders party thereto and the other parties thereto.

 

Restatement Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in the Restatement Agreement.

 

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Restatement Effective Date Term Loans” means the term loansall Term Loans made by the Term Lenders on the Restatement Effective Date to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(a)that are outstanding under this Agreement immediately prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date.

 

Restricted Payment”  means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interest of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, defeasance, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such Equity Interest, or on account of any return of capital to the Borrower’s or a Restricted Subsidiary’s stockholders, partners or members (or the equivalent Persons thereof).

 

Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

 

Revolver Extension Request” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(b).

 

Revolver Extension Series” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(b).

 

Revolving Commitment Increase” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(a).

 

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

 

Revolving Credit Commitment” means, as to each Revolving Credit Lender, its obligation to (a) make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower pursuant to SectionSection 2.01(b), (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations in respect of Letters of Credit and (c) purchase participations in Swing Line Loans, in an aggregate Principal Amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 1.01A under the caption “Revolving Credit Commitments” or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement (including SectionSection 2.14). The aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments of all Revolving Credit Lenders shall be $235,000,000 on the Restatement Effective Date, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

 

Revolving Credit Exposure” means, as to each Revolving Credit Lender, the sum of the amount of the outstanding Principal Amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Loans and its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the amount of the L/C Obligations and the Swing Line Obligations at such time.

 

Revolving Credit Facility” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments at such time.

 

Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Revolving Credit Commitment at such time or, if the Revolving Credit Commitments have terminated, Revolving Credit Exposure.

 

Revolving Credit Loans” means any Revolving Credit Loan made pursuant to Section 2.01(b), Incremental Revolving Credit Loans, Other Revolving Credit Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Loans, as the context may require.

 

Revolving Credit Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower payable to any Revolving Credit Lender or its registered assigns, in substantially the form of Exhibit D-2 hereto, evidencing the aggregate Indebtedness of the Borrower to such Revolving Credit Lender resulting from the Revolving Credit Loans made by such Revolving Credit Lender to the Borrower.

 

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S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Financial Services LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc., and any successor thereto.

 

Same Day Funds” means immediately available funds.

 

Sanction(s)” means any international economic sanction administered or enforced by the United States government (including without limitation, OFAC), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or Her Majesty’s Treasury.

 

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

 

Second Acquisition Payment Date” means December 31, 2015.

 

Secured Hedge Agreement” means any Swap Contract permitted under ArticleArticle 7 that is entered into by and between the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and any Approved Counterparty.

 

Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the Lenders, any Approved Counterparty party to a Secured Hedge Agreement or Treasury Services Agreement, the Supplemental Agents and each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent or Collateral Agent from time to time pursuant to SectionSection 9.02.

 

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

Security Agreement” means the Security Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, among the Borrower, certain subsidiaries of the Borrower and the Collateral Agent.

 

Security Agreement Supplement” has the meaning set forth in the Security Agreement.

 

Seller” has the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement.

 

Senior Notes” means collectively, (i) $442,000,000250,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Borrower’s senior unsecured notes due 20202022 and any Registered Equivalent Notes having substantially identical terms and issued pursuant to the Senior Notes Indenture in exchange for the initial unregistered senior unsecured notes and, (ii) $350,000,000650,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Borrower’s senior unsecured notes due 2023 and any Registered Equivalent Notes having substantially identical terms and issued pursuant to the Senior Notes Indenture in exchange for the initial unregistered senior unsecured notesNotes and (iii) $300,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Borrower’s senior unsecured notes due 2025 and any Registered Equivalent Notes having substantially identical terms and issued pursuant to the Senior Notes Indenture in exchange for the initial unregistered senior unsecured Notes.

 

Senior Notes Documents” means the Senior Notes Indenture and the other transaction documents referred to therein (including the related guarantee, the notes and the notes purchase agreement).

 

Senior Notes Indenture” means collectively, one or more indentures among the Borrower, as issuer, the guarantors listed therein and the trustee referred to therein pursuant to which the Senior Notes are issued, as such indenture may be amended or supplemented from time to time.

 

Similar Business” means (1) any business conducted or proposed to be conducted by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries on the Restatement Effective Date, and any reasonable extension thereof, or (2) any business or other activities that are reasonably similar, ancillary, incidental, complementary or related to, or a reasonable extension, development or expansion of, the businesses in which the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are engaged or propose to be engaged on the Restatement Effective Date.

 

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Sold Entity or Business” has the meaning set forth in the definition of the term “Consolidated EBITDA.

 

Solicited Discount Proration” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)(3).

 

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

 

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice” means a written notice of the Borrower of Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers made pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D) substantially in the form of Exhibit L-6.

 

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer” means the irrevocable written offer by each Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit L-7, submitted following the Administrative Agent’s receipt of a Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice.

 

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

 

Solvent” and “Solvency” mean, with respect to any Person on any date of determination, that on such date (a) the fair value of the assets of such Person and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, exceeds, on a consolidated basis, their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, (b) the present fair saleable value of the property of such Person and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, is greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability, on a consolidated basis, of their debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured, (c) such Person and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are able to pay their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such liabilities become absolute and matured and (d) such Person and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are not engaged in, and are not about to engage in, business for which they have unreasonably small capital. The amount of any contingent liability at any time shall be computed as the amount that would reasonably be expected to become an actual and matured liability.

 

SPC” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 10.07(h).

 

Specified Default” means a Default under SectionSection 8.01(a), (f) or (g).

 

Specified Discount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1).

 

Specified Discount Prepayment Amount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1).

 

Specified Discount Prepayment Notice” means a written notice of the Borrower of a Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment made pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(B) substantially in the form of Exhibit L-8.

 

Specified Discount Prepayment Response” means the irrevocable written response by each Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit L-9, to a Specified Discount Prepayment Notice.

 

Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1).

 

Specified Discount Proration” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(B)(2).

 

Specified Equity Contribution” means any cash contribution to the common equity of Holdings and/or any purchase or investment in an Equity Interest of Holdings other than Disqualified Equity Interests.

 

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Specified Guarantor” means any Guarantor that is not an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act (determined prior to giving effect to SectionSection 11.12).

 

Specified Representations” means those representations and warranties made by the Borrower and the Guarantors (after giving effect to the Acquisition) in Sections 5.01(a), 5.01(b)(ii), 5.02(a), 5.02(b)(i), 5.04, 5.13, 5.18, 5.20(a), 5.20(c) and 5.21.

 

Specified Transaction” means any Investment, Disposition, incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, Restricted Payment, Subsidiary designation, Incremental Term Loan or Revolving Commitment Increase in each case that have occurred during the four consecutive fiscal quarter period of a Person being used to calculate a financial ratio under this Agreement (the “Reference Period”), or subsequent to the end of the Reference Period but prior to such date or prior to or simultaneously with the event for which a determination under the definition of Pro Forma Basis is made (including any such event occurring at a Person who became a Restricted Subsidiary of the subject Person after the commencement of the Reference Period); provided that a Revolving Commitment Increase, for purposes of this “Specified Transaction” definition, shall be deemed to be fully drawn.

 

Sponsor” means Blackstone Capital Partners V L.P. and any of its Affiliates and funds or partnerships managed or advised by it or its Affiliates.

 

Submitted Amount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

 

Submitted Discount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

 

Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which (i) a majority of the shares of securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, (ii) more than half of the issued share capital is at the time beneficially owned or (iii) the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person.  Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of the Borrower.  For the avoidance of doubt, any entity that is owned at a 50.0% or less level (as described above) shall not be a “Subsidiary” for any purpose under this Agreement, regardless of whether such entity is consolidated on Holdings’ or any Restricted Subsidiary’s financial statements.

 

Subsidiary Guarantor” means any Guarantor other than the Borrower or Holdings.

 

Successor Company” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 7.04(d).

 

Summit Holdings” means Summit Materials Holdings L.P., a Delaware limited partnership.

 

Supplemental Agent” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 9.14(a) and “Supplemental Agents” shall have the corresponding meaning.

 

Swap” means, any agreement, contract, or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of Section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

 

Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or

 

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not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.

 

Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Person, any obligation to pay or perform under any Swap.

 

Swap Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Swap Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Swap Contracts, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Swap Contracts (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).

 

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

 

Swing Line Facility” means the swing line loan facility made available by the Swing Line Lenders pursuant to SectionSection 2.04.

 

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

 

Swing Line Loan” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.04(a).

 

Swing Line Loan Notice” means a notice of a Swing Line Borrowing pursuant to SectionSection 2.04(b), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit C or such other form as approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approve by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.

 

Swing Line Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower payable to the Swing Line Lender or its registered assigns, in substantially the form of Exhibit D-3 hereto, evidencing the aggregate Indebtedness of the Borrower to the Swing Line Lender resulting from the Swing Line Loans.

 

Swing Line Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate principal amount of all Swing Line Loans outstanding.

 

Swing Line Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $5,000,000 and (b) the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments.  The Swing Line Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Commitments.

 

Taxes” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 3.01(a).

 

Term Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Term Loans of the same Class and Type and, in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Term Lenders pursuant to SectionSection 2.01.

 

Term Commitment” means, as to each Term Lender that is a Term Lender on the Restatement Effective Date, its obligation to make a Term Loan to the Borrower hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum principal amount of the Term Loan to be made by such Term Lender under this

 

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Agreement, as such commitment may be (a) reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.06 and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to (i) assignments by or to such Term Lender pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, (ii) an Incremental Amendment, (iii) a Refinancing Amendment or (iv) an Extension. the New Term Commitment and the obligation of any other Term Lender with respect to any other series of Term Loans to make a Term Loan of such series.

 

Term Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Restatement Effective Date Term Commitment (including a Converting Term Lender),the New Term Lender, each Amendment No. 2 Consenting Lender, and any other Lender with a Term Commitment or a Term Loan at such time.

 

Term Loan Extension Request” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(a).

 

Term Loan Extension Series” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.16(a).

 

Term Loan Increase” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(a).

 

Term Loan Standstill Period” has the meaning provided in SectionSection 8.01(b).

 

Term Loans” mean any Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loan or any Incremental Term Loan, Refinancing Term Loan or Extended Term Loan designated as a “Term Loan,” as the context may require.

 

Term Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower payable to any Term Lender or its registered assigns, in substantially the form of Exhibit D-1 hereto, evidencing the aggregate Indebtedness of the Borrower to such Term Lender resulting from the Term Loans of each Class made by such Term Lender.

 

Test Period” means, for any date of determination under this Agreement, the latest four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower for which financial statements have been delivered to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the Closing Date and/or for which financial statements are required to be delivered pursuant to SectionSection 6.01, as applicable.

 

Threshold Amount” means $35,000,000.

 

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

 

Total Percentage Interest” means, with respect to any Partner, the quotient obtained by dividing the number of Units (vested and unvested) then owned by such Partner by the number of Units (vested and unvested) then owned by all Partners.

 

Transaction Expenses” means any fees or expenses incurred or paid by the Investors, Holdings, the Borrower or any of its (or their) Subsidiaries in connection with the Transactions (including expenses in connection with hedging transactions related to the Facilities and any original issue discount or upfront fees), this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby.

 

Transactions” means, collectively, (a) the Acquisition (b) the funding of (and conversion to) the Restatement Effective Date Term Loans and the execution and delivery of the Loan Documents entered into on the Restatement Effective Date, (c) the Refinancing and (d) the payment of Transaction Expenses.

 

Transferred Guarantor” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 11.10.

 

Transformative Acquisition” means any acquisition or Investment by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that is either (a) not permitted by the terms of this Agreement immediately prior to the consummation of such acquisition or Investment or (b) if permitted by the terms of this Agreement immediately prior to the consummation of such acquisition or Investment, would not provide the Borrower

 

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and its Restricted Subsidiaries with adequate flexibility under this Agreement for the continuation and/or expansion of their combined operations following such consummation, as determined by the Borrower acting in good faith.

 

Treasury Services Agreement” means any agreement between the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and any Approved Counterparty relating to treasury, depository, credit card, debit card, stored value cards, purchasing or procurement cards and cash management services or automated clearinghouse transfer of funds or any similar services.

 

Trigger Date” has the meaning provided in Section 7.06(i)(iii).

 

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

 

UCP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) Publication No. 600 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).

 

Unaudited Financial Statements” means the financial statements provided pursuant to Section 6.01(b) of the Existing Credit Agreement prior to the Restatement Effective Date.

 

Uniform Commercial Code” or “UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as the same may from time to time be in effect in the State of New York or the Uniform Commercial Code (or similar code or statute) of another jurisdiction, to the extent it may be required to apply to any item or items of Collateral.

 

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

 

Units” means the class A units and any other class of units that is established in accordance with the Partnership Agreement, which shall constitute limited partner interests in Summit Holdings as provided in the Partnership Agreement and under the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, 6 Del. C. Section 17-101, et seq., as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time and any successor thereto, entitling the holders thereof to the relative rights, title and interests in the profits, losses, deductions and credits of Summit Holdings at any particular time as set forth in the Partnership Agreement, and any and all other benefits to which a holder thereof may be entitled as a Partner as provided in the Partnership Agreement, together with the obligations of such Partner to comply with all terms and provisions of the Partnership Agreement.

 

Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.03(c)(i).

 

Unrestricted Subsidiary” means (i) as of the Restatement Effective Date, each Subsidiary of the Borrower listed on Schedule 1.01C, (ii) any Subsidiary of the Borrower designated by the board of managers of the Borrower as an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to SectionSection 6.14 subsequent to the Restatement Effective Date and (iii) any Subsidiary of an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

 

USA PATRIOT Act” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 10756, as amended or modified from time to time.

 

Weighted Average Life to Maturity” means, when applied to any Indebtedness at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing:  (i) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (a) the amount of each then remaining installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required payments of principal, including payment at final maturity, in respect thereof, by (b) the number of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between such date and the making of such payment; by (ii) the then outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness.

 

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wholly owned” means, with respect to a Subsidiary of a Person, a Subsidiary of such Person all of the outstanding Equity Interests of which (other than (x) director’s qualifying shares and (y) shares issued to foreign nationals to the extent required by applicable Law) are owned by such Person and/or by one or more wholly owned Subsidiaries of such Person.

 

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.

 

Yield Differential” has the meaning set forth in SectionSection 2.14(e)(iii).

 

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

 

(a)            The meanings of defined terms are equally applicable to the singular and plural forms of the defined terms.

 

(b)            The words “herein,” “hereto,” “hereof” and “hereunder” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document shall refer to such Loan Document as a whole and not to any particular provision thereof.

 

(c)             Article, Section, Exhibit and Schedule references are to the Loan Document in which such reference appears.

 

(d)            The term “including” is by way of example and not limitation.

 

(e)             The term “documents” includes any and all instruments, documents, agreements, certificates, notices, reports, financial statements and other writings, however evidenced, whether in physical or electronic form.

 

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

 

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

 

(h)            In connection with any action being taken solely in connection with a Limited Condition Acquisition, for purposes of:

 

(x)                                 determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires the calculation of the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated Total Net Leverage Ratio or the Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio; or

 

(y)                                 testing availability under baskets set forth in this Agreement (including baskets measured as a percentage of Consolidated Total Assets, if any);

 

in each case, at the option of the Borrower (the Borrower’s election to exercise such option in connection with any Limited Condition Acquisition, an “LCA Election”), the date of determination of whether any such action is permitted hereunder shall be deemed to be the date the definitive agreements for such Limited Condition Acquisition are entered into (the “LCA Test Date”), and if, after giving pro forma effect to the Limited Condition Acquisition and the other transactions to be entered into in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) as if they had occurred at the

 

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beginning of the most recent four consecutive fiscal quarter period ending prior to the LCA Test Date for which consolidated financial statements of the Borrower are available, the Borrower could have taken such action on the relevant LCA Test Date in compliance with such ratio or basket, such ratio or basket shall be deemed to have been complied with.  For the avoidance of doubt, if the Borrower has made an LCA Election and any of the ratios or baskets for which compliance was determined or tested as of the LCA Test Date are exceeded as a result of fluctuations in any such ratio or basket, including due to fluctuations in Consolidated Total Assets of the Borrower or the Person subject to such Limited Condition Acquisition, at or prior to the consummation of the relevant transaction or action, such baskets or ratios will not be deemed to have been exceeded as a result of such fluctuations solely for purposes of determining whether the relevant transaction or action is permitted to be consummated or taken.  If the Borrower has made an LCA Election for any Limited Condition Acquisition, then in connection with any subsequent calculation of any ratio or basket availability with respect to the incurrence of Indebtedness or Liens, or the making of Restricted Payments, mergers, the conveyance, lease or other transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Borrower, the prepayment, redemption, purchase, defeasance or other satisfaction of Indebtedness, or the designation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary on or following the relevant LCA Test Date and prior to the earlier of the date on which such Limited Condition Acquisition is consummated or the definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Acquisition is terminated or expires without consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition, any such ratio or basket shall be tested by calculating the availability under such ratio or basket on a Pro Forma Basis assuming such Limited Condition Acquisition and other transactions in connection therewith have been consummated (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and any associated Lien and the use of proceeds thereof; provided that Consolidated Interest Expense for purposes of the Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio will be calculated using an assumed interest rate based on the indicative interest margin contained in any financing commitment documentation with respect to such Indebtedness or, if no such indicative interest margin exists, as reasonably determined by the Borrower in good faith).

 

In connection with any action being taken in connection with a Limited Condition Acquisition, for purposes of determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires that no Default, Event of Default or specified Event of Default, as applicable, has occurred, is continuing or would result from any such action, as applicable, such condition shall, at the option of the Borrower, be deemed satisfied, so long as no Default, Event of Default or specified Event of Default, as applicable, exists on the date the definitive agreements for such Limited Condition Acquisition are entered into. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Borrower has exercised its option under this clause (h), and any Default, Event of Default or specified Event of Default occurs following the date the definitive agreements for the applicable Limited Condition Acquisition were entered into and prior to the consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition, any such Default, Event of Default or specified Event of Default shall be deemed to not have occurred or be continuing for purposes of determining whether any action being taken in connection with such Limited Condition Acquisition is permitted hereunder.

 

Section 1.03.             Accounting Terms.

 

(a)            All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, GAAP, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the Audited Financial Statements, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein.

 

(b)            Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, for purposes of determining compliance with any test or covenant contained in this Agreement with respect to any period during which any Specified Transaction occurs, the Consolidated First Lien Net Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated Secured Net Leverage Ratio, the Consolidated Total Net Leverage Ratio and the Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio shall be calculated with respect to such period and such Specified Transaction on a Pro Forma Basis.

 

Section 1.04.             Rounding.  Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement (or required to be satisfied in order for a specific action to be permitted under this Agreement) shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the

 

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result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding up if there is no nearest number).

 

Section 1.05.             References to Agreements, Laws, Etc.  Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, (a) references to Organizational Documents, agreements (including the Loan Documents) and other contractual instruments shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments, restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications thereto, but only to the extent that such amendments, restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications are permitted by the Loan Documents; and (b) references to any Law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such Law.

 

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

 

Section 1.07.             Timing of Payment or Performance.  When the payment of any obligation or the performance of any covenant, duty or obligation is stated to be due or performance required on a day which is not a Business Day, the date of such payment (other than as described in the definition of Interest Period) or performance shall extend to the immediately succeeding Business Day.

 

Section 1.08.             Cumulative Credit Transactions.  If more than one action occurs on any given date the permissibility of the taking of which is determined hereunder by reference to the amount of the Cumulative Credit immediately prior to the taking of such action, the permissibility of the taking of each such action shall be determined independently and in no event may any two or more such actions be treated as occurring simultaneously.

 

Section 1.09.             Effect of this Agreement on the Existing Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents.  Upon satisfaction of the conditions precedent to the effectiveness of this Agreement set forth in Restatement Agreement, this Agreement shall be binding on the Borrower, the Agents, the Lenders and the other parties hereto regardless of the fact that any may not have signed this Agreement itself, and the Existing Credit Agreement and the provisions thereof shall be replaced in their entirety by this Agreement and the provisions hereof; provided that for the avoidance of doubt (a) the Obligations (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties under the Existing Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents that remain unpaid and outstanding as of the date of this Agreement shall continue to exist under and be evidenced by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, (b) all Letters of Credit under and as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement shall continue as Letters of Credit under this Agreement and (c) the Collateral and the Loan Documents shall continue to secure, guarantee, support and otherwise benefit the Obligations on the same terms as prior to the effectiveness hereof. Upon the effectiveness of this Agreement, each Loan Document that was in effect immediately prior to the date of this Agreement shall continue to be effective on its terms unless otherwise expressly stated herein.

 

ARTICLE 2
THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

 

Section 2.01.             The Loans.

 

(a)            The Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loan Borrowings. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and in Amendment No. 2:

 

(i)                   Each Converting TermAmendment No. 2 Consenting Lender severally agrees that its ConvertingConverted Restatement Effective Date Term Loans are hereby converted to a like principal amount of Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans on the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date. All accrued and unpaid interest on the ConvertingRestatement Effective Date Term Loans to, but not including, the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date shall be payable on the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date, but no amounts under Section 3.05 shall be payable in connection with such conversion.

 

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(ii)                 EachThe New Term Lender (other than the Converting Term Lenders) severally agrees to make Restatement Effective Date Term Loansa Loan denominated in Dollars (a “New Term Loan”, which term shall include each Loan converted from a Converted Restatement Effective Date Term Loan pursuant to clause (i) above) to the Borrower on the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date in an aggregate amount notequal to exceed the amount of such Term Lender’s Restatement Effective Datethe New Term Commitment. The Borrower shall prepay the aggregate principal amount of the Non-ConvertingConverted Restatement Effective Date Term Loans with a portion of the aggregate gross proceeds of such Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans, concurrently with the receipt thereof. All accrued and unpaid interest on the Non-ConvertingConverted Restatement Effective Date Term Loans to, but not including, the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date shall be payable on the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date, and the Borrower will make any payments required under Section 3.05 with respect to the Non-ConvertingConverted Restatement Effective Date Term Loans in accordance therewith. To the extent that the Restatement Effective Date Term Loans were Eurocurrency Rate Loans of a particular Eurocurrency Rate Borrowing immediately prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the New Term Loans shall initially be Eurocurrency Rate Loans with an initial Interest Period equal to the then remaining Interest Period for each such Eurocurrency Rate Borrowing under this Agreement immediately prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (and with the same Eurocurrency Rate).

 

(iii)                Amounts borrowed under this SectionSection 2.01(a) and repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed.  Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurocurrency Rate Loans, as further provided herein.

 

(b)            The Revolving Credit Borrowings. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein each Revolving Credit Lender severally agrees to make revolving credit loans denominated in Dollars to the Borrower from its applicable Lending Office (each such loan, a “Revolving Credit Loan”) from time to time as elected by the Borrower pursuant to SectionSection 2.02, on any Business Day until the Maturity Date with respect to such Revolving Credit Lender’s applicable Revolving Credit Commitment, in an aggregate Principal Amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment at such time; provided that after giving effect to any Revolving Credit Borrowing, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender, plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment.  Within the limits of each Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower may borrow under this SectionSection 2.01(b), prepay under SectionSection 2.05, and reborrow under this SectionSection 2.01(b). Revolving Credit Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurocurrency Rate Loans, as further provided herein.

 

Section 2.02.             Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans.

 

(a)            Each Term Borrowing, each Revolving Credit Borrowing, each conversion of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone.  Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than (i) 11:00 a.m. New York City time three Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or any conversion of Base Rate Loans to Eurocurrency Rate Loans, and (ii) 11:00 a.m. New York City time on the day of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans; provided that the notice referred to in subclause (i) above may be delivered no later than one (1) Business Day prior to the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date in the case of Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans.  Each telephonic notice by the Borrower pursuant to this SectionSection 2.02(a) must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a written Committed Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.  Except as provided in SectionSection 2.14(a), each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be in a minimum principal amount of $2,000,000, or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof.  Except as provided in Sections 2.03(c), 2.04(c), 2.14(a), each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a minimum principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof.  Each Committed Loan Notice (whether telephonic or written) shall specify (i) whether the Borrower is requesting a Term Borrowing of a particular Class, a Revolving Credit Borrowing, a conversion of Term Loans of any Class or Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, (ii) the requested

 

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date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Term Loans of a Class or Revolving Credit Loans are to be converted and (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto.  If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Committed Loan Notice or fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans shall be made as or converted to Base Rate Loans.  Any such automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Eurocurrency Rate Loans.  If the Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans in any such Committed Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one (1) month.

 

(b)            Following receipt of a Committed Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the amount of its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the applicable Class of Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic conversion or continuation described in Section 2.02(a).  In the case of each Borrowing, each Appropriate Lender shall make the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Business Day specified in the applicable Committed Loan Notice.  The Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the Borrower in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent by wire transfer of such funds in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrower; provided that if on the date the Committed Loan Notice with respect to such Borrowing is given by the Borrower, there are Swing Line Loans or L/C Borrowings outstanding, then the proceeds of such Borrowing shall be applied, first, to the payment in full of any such L/C Borrowing, second, to the payment in full of any such Swing Line Loans, and third, to the Borrower as provided above.

 

(c)             Except as otherwise provided herein, a Eurocurrency Rate Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurocurrency Rate Loan unless the Borrower pays the amount due, if any, under SectionSection 3.05 in connection therewith.  During the existence of an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders may require that no Loans may be converted or continued as Eurocurrency Rate Loans.

 

(d)            The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurocurrency Rate Loans upon determination of such interest rate. The determination of the Eurocurrency Rate by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error.  At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders of any change in the Prime Rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the announcement of such change.

 

(e)             After giving effect to all Term Borrowings, all Revolving Credit Borrowings, all conversions of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than fifteen (15) Interest Periods in effect; provided that after the establishment of any new Class of Loans pursuant to a Refinancing Amendment or Extension Amendment, the number of Interest Periods otherwise permitted by this Section 2.02(e) shall increase by three (3) Interest Periods for each applicable Class so established.

 

(f)             The failure of any Lender to make the Loan to be made by it as part of any Borrowing shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligation, if any, hereunder to make its Loan on the date of such Borrowing, but no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make the Loan to be made by such other Lender on the date of any Borrowing.

 

Section 2.03.             Letters of Credit.  (a) The Letter of Credit Commitment.(i)            Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A) each L/C Issuer agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Revolving Credit Lenders set forth in this SectionSection 2.03, (1) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Letter of Credit Expiration Date to issue Letters of Credit at sight denominated in Dollars for the account of the Borrower or any

 

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Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower and to amend or renew Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with SectionSection 2.03(b), and (2) to honor drafts under the Letters of Credit and (B) the Revolving Credit Lenders severally agree to participate in Letters of Credit issued pursuant to this SectionSection 2.03; provided that no L/C Issuer shall be obligated to make any L/C Credit Extension with respect to any Letter of Credit, and no Lender shall be obligated to participate in any Letter of Credit if as of the date of such L/C Credit Extension, (x) the Revolving Credit Exposure of any Revolving Credit Lender would exceed such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment, (y) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations in respect of Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer would exceed such L/C Issuer’s L/C Commitment or (z) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit.  Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower’s ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly the Borrower may, during the foregoing period, obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed.

 

(ii)                 An L/C Issuer shall be under no 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 L/C Issuer from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to such L/C Issuer or any directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such L/C Issuer shall prohibit, or direct that such L/C Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which such L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Closing Date, or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Closing Date (for which such L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder);

 

(B)        subject to SectionSection 2.03(b)(iii) and SectionSection 2.03(a)(ii)(C), the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur more than twelve months after the date of issuance or last renewal, unless (1) each Appropriate Lender has approved of such expiration date or (2) the L/C Issuer thereof has approved of such expiration date and the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations in respect of such requested Letter of Credit has been Cash Collateralized or backstopped pursuant to arrangements reasonably satisfactory to such L/C Issuer;

 

(C)        the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, unless all the Revolving Credit Lenders have approved such expiry date;

 

(D)        the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate any Laws binding upon such L/C Issuer;

 

(E)         the L/C Issuer does not as of the issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit issue Letters of Credit in Dollars; or

 

(F)         any Revolving Credit Lender is at that time a Defaulting Lender, unless such L/C Issuer has entered into arrangements, including the delivery of Cash Collateral, satisfactory to such L/C Issuer (in its sole discretion) with the Borrower or such Lender to eliminate such L/C Issuer’s actual or potential Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to SectionSection 2.17(a)(iv)) with respect to the Defaulting Lender arising from either the Letter of Credit then proposed to be issued or that Letter of Credit and all other L/C Obligations as to which such L/C Issuer has actual or potential Fronting Exposure, as it may elect in its sole discretion.

 

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

 

(iv)               Each L/C Issuer shall act on behalf of the Lenders with respect to any Letters of Credit issued by it and the documents associated therewith, and each L/C Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (A) provided to the Administrative Agent in Article 9 with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by such L/C Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and any Letter of Credit Issuance Request (and any other document, agreement or instrument entered into by such L/C Issuer and the Borrower or in favor of such L/C Issuer) pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent” as used in Article 9 included such L/C Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to each L/C Issuer.

 

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

 

(i)                   Each Letter of Credit shall be issued or amended, as the case may be, upon the request of the Borrower delivered to an L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in the form of a Letter of Credit Issuance Request, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower or his/her delegate or designee.  Such Letter of Credit Issuance Request must be received by the relevant L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) at least two Business Days prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment, as the case may be; or, in each case, such other date and time as the relevant L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in its sole discretion.  If requested by the relevant L/C Issuer, the Borrower shall also submit a letter of credit application on such L/C Issuer’s standard form in connection with any request for a Letter of Credit (it being understood that in the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and conditions of such form of letter of credit application or other agreement submitted by the Borrower to, or entered into by the Borrower with, such L/C Issuer relating to such Letter of Credit, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall control).  In the case of a request for an initial issuance of a Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Issuance Request shall specify in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the relevant L/C Issuer:  (A) the proposed issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit (which shall be a Business Day); (B) the amount thereof; (C) the expiry date thereof; (D) the name and address of the beneficiary thereof; (E) the documents to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (F) the full text of any certificate to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; and (G) such other matters as the relevant L/C Issuer may reasonably request.  In the case of a request for an amendment of any outstanding Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Issuance Request shall specify in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the relevant L/C Issuer (1) the Letter of Credit to be amended; (2) the proposed date of amendment thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (3) the nature of the proposed amendment; and (4) such other matters as the relevant L/C Issuer may reasonably request.

 

(ii)                 Promptly after receipt of any Letter of Credit Issuance Request, the relevant L/C Issuer will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has received a copy of such Letter of Credit Issuance Request from the Borrower and, if not, such L/C Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof.  Upon receipt by the relevant L/C Issuer of confirmation from the Administrative Agent that the requested issuance or amendment is permitted in accordance with the terms hereof, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, such L/C Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Letter of Credit for the account of the Borrower or enter into the applicable amendment, as the case may be.  Immediately upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit, each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the relevant L/C Issuer a risk participation in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Lender’s

 

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Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement times the amount of such Letter of Credit.

 

(iii)                If the Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Issuance Request, the relevant L/C Issuer shall agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic extension provisions (each, an “Auto-Extension Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Extension Letter of Credit must permit the relevant L/C Issuer to prevent any such extension at least once in each twelve month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a number of days (the “Non-Extension Notice Date”) prior to the last day of such twelve month period to be agreed upon by the relevant L/C Issuer and the Borrower at the time such Letter of Credit is issued. Unless otherwise directed by the relevant L/C Issuer, the Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to the relevant L/C Issuer for any such extension. Once an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit has been issued, the applicable Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the relevant L/C Issuer to permit the extension of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the Letter of Credit Expiration Date; provided that the relevant L/C Issuer shall not permit any such extension if (A) the relevant L/C Issuer has determined that it would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its extended form under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of SectionSection 2.03(a)(ii) or otherwise), or (B) it has received notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is five (5) Business Days before the Non-Extension Notice Date from the Administrative Agent, any Revolving Credit Lender or the Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in SectionSection 4.02 is not then satisfied.

 

(iv)               Promptly after issuance of any Letter of Credit or any amendment to a Letter of Credit, the relevant L/C Issuer will also deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent a true and complete copy of such Letter of Credit or amendment.

 

(c)             Drawings and Reimbursements; Funding of Participations.

 

(i)                   Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of any notice of a drawing under such Letter of Credit, the relevant L/C Issuer shall notify promptly the Borrower and the Administrative Agent thereof. Not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Business Day immediately following any payment by an L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit that the Borrower receives notice thereof (each such date, an “Honor Date”), the Borrower shall reimburse such L/C Issuer through the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing; provided that the Borrower may, subject to the conditions to borrowing set forth herein, request in accordance with SectionSection 2.03 that such payment be financed with a Revolving Credit Borrowing under the Revolving Credit Facility or a Swing Line Borrowing under the Swing Line Facility in an equivalent amount and, to the extent so financed, the Borrower’s obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting Revolving Credit Borrowing or Swing Line Borrowing, as applicable.  If the Borrower fails to so reimburse such L/C Issuer by such time, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of the Honor Date, the amount of the unreimbursed drawing (expressed in Dollars in the amount thereof) (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), and the amount of such Appropriate Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement thereof. In such event, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans to be disbursed on the Honor Date in an amount equal to the Unreimbursed Amount, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified in SectionSection 2.02 for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments of the Appropriate Lenders and the conditions set forth in SectionSection 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Committed Loan Notice).  Any notice given by an L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent pursuant to this SectionSection 2.03(c)(i) may be given by telephone if immediately confirmed in writing; provided that the lack of such an immediate confirmation shall not affect the conclusiveness or binding effect of such notice.

 

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(ii)                 Each Appropriate Lender (including any Lender acting as an L/C Issuer) shall upon any notice pursuant to SectionSection 2.03(c)(i) make funds available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant L/C Issuer in Dollars at the Administrative Agent’s Office in an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the Unreimbursed Amount not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Business Day specified in such notice by the Administrative Agent, whereupon, subject to the provisions of SectionSection 2.03(c)(iii), each Appropriate Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Revolving Credit Loan that is a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall promptly remit the funds so received to the relevant L/C Issuer in Dollars.

 

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

 

(iv)               Until each Appropriate Lender funds its Revolving Credit Loan or L/C Advance pursuant to this SectionSection 2.03(c) to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer for any amount drawn under any Letter of Credit, interest in respect of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of such amount shall be solely for the account of the relevant L/C Issuer.

 

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

 

(vi)               If any Revolving Credit Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant L/C Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this SectionSection 2.03(c) by the time specified in SectionSection 2.03(c)(ii), such L/C Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to such L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect, plus any reasonable administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by such L/C Issuer in connection with the foregoing.  A certificate of the relevant L/C Issuer submitted to any Revolving Credit Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this SectionSection 2.03(c)(vi) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

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(d)            Repayment of Participations.

 

(i)                   If, at any time after an L/C Issuer has made a payment under any Letter of Credit and has received from any Revolving Credit Lender such Lender’s L/C Advance in respect of such payment in accordance with SectionSection 2.03(c), the Administrative Agent receives for the account of such L/C Issuer any payment in respect of the related Unreimbursed Amount or interest thereon (whether directly from the Borrower or otherwise, including proceeds of Cash Collateral applied thereto by the Administrative Agent), the Administrative Agent will distribute to such Lender its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement hereof (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Lender’s L/C Advance was outstanding) in the same funds as those received by the Administrative Agent.

 

(ii)                 If any payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of an L/C Issuer pursuant to SectionSection 2.03(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in SectionSection 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by such L/C Issuer in its discretion), each Appropriate Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such L/C Issuer its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned by such Lender, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate, plus any reasonable administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in connection with the foregoing.

 

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

 

(i)                   any lack of validity or enforceability of such Letter of Credit, this Agreement, or any other agreement or instrument relating thereto;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(v)                 any exchange, release or non-perfection of any Collateral, or any release or amendment or waiver of or consent to departure from the Guaranty or any other guarantee, for all or any of the Obligations of any Loan Party in respect of such Letter of Credit; and

 

(vi)               any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, including any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a defense available to, or a discharge of, any Loan Party;

 

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provided that the foregoing shall not excuse any L/C Issuer from liability to the Borrower to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to consequential damages, claims in respect of which are waived by the Borrower to the extent permitted by applicable Law) suffered by the Borrower that are caused by such L/C Issuer’s gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined in a final and non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof.

 

(f)            Role of L/C Issuers.  Each Lender and the Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, the relevant L/C Issuer shall not have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document.  None of the L/C Issuers, any Agent-Related Person nor any of the respective correspondents, participants or assignees of any L/C Issuer shall be liable to any Lender for (i) any action taken or omitted in connection herewith at the request or with the approval of the Lenders or the Lenders holding a majority of the Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable; (ii) any action taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined in a final and non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction; or (iii) the due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit or Letter of Credit Issuance Request. The Borrower hereby assumes all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude the Borrower’s pursuing such rights and remedies as it may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement.  None of the L/C Issuers, any Agent-Related Person, nor any of the respective correspondents, participants or assignees of any L/C Issuer, shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (vi) of SectionSection 2.03(e); provided that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, the Borrower may have a claim against an L/C Issuer, and such L/C Issuer may be liable to the Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by the Borrower which the Borrower proves are caused by such L/C Issuer’s willful misconduct or gross negligence or such L/C Issuer’s willful or grossly negligent failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of a sight draft and certificate(s) strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit, in each case, as determined in a final and non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, each L/C Issuer may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and no L/C Issuer shall be responsible for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign a Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason, or refuse to accept and make payment upon such documents if such documents are not in compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit.

 

(g)           Cash Collateral.  If (i) as of the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, any Letter of Credit may for any reason remain outstanding and partially or wholly undrawn (and without limiting the requirements of SectionSection 2.03(a)(ii)(C)), (ii) any Event of Default occurs and is continuing and the Administrative Agent or the Lenders holding a majority of the Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, require the Borrower to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations pursuant to SectionSection 8.02 or (iii) an Event of Default set forth under SectionSection 8.01(f) occurs and is continuing, the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations (in an amount equal to such Outstanding Amount determined as of the date of such Event of Default or the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, as the case may be), and shall do so not later than 2:00 p.m., New York City time on (x) in the case of the immediately preceding clauses (i) and (ii), (1) the Business Day that the Borrower receives notice thereof, if such notice is received on such day prior to 12:00 noon, New York City time or (2) if clause (1) above does not apply, the Business Day immediately following the day that the Borrower receives such notice and (y) in the case of the immediately preceding clause (iii), the Business Day on which an Event of Default set forth under SectionSection 8.01(f) occurs or, if such day is not a Business Day, the Business Day immediately succeeding such day.  At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, immediately upon the request of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to cover all Fronting Exposure (after giving

 

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effect to SectionSection 2.17(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender).  For purposes hereof, “Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the relevant L/C Issuer and the Appropriate Lenders, as collateral for the L/C Obligations, cash or deposit account balances (“Cash Collateral”) pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the relevant L/C Issuer (which documents are hereby consented to by the Appropriate Lenders). Derivatives of such term have corresponding meanings.  The Borrower hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the L/C Issuers and the Revolving Credit Lenders of the applicable Facility, a security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein and all proceeds of the foregoing. Cash Collateral shall be maintained in a Cash Collateral Account and may be invested in readily available Cash Equivalents as directed by the Borrower.  If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that any funds held as Cash Collateral are expressly subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent (on behalf of the Secured Parties) or that the total amount of such funds is less than the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, the Borrower will, forthwith upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay to the Administrative Agent, as additional funds to be deposited and held in the Cash Collateral Account, an amount equal to the excess of (a) such aggregate Outstanding Amount over (b) the total amount of funds, if any, then held as Cash Collateral that the Administrative Agent reasonably determines to be free and clear of any such right and claim. Upon the drawing of any Letter of Credit for which funds are on deposit as Cash Collateral, such funds shall be applied, to the extent permitted under applicable Law, to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer. To the extent the amount of any Cash Collateral exceeds the then Outstanding Amount of such L/C Obligations and so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the excess shall be refunded to the Borrower. To the extent any Event of Default giving rise to the requirement to Cash Collateralize any Letter of Credit pursuant to this SectionSection 2.03(g) is cured or otherwise waived by the Required Lenders, then so long as no other Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, all Cash Collateral pledged to Cash Collateralize such Letter of Credit shall be refunded to the Borrower.

 

(h)          Letter of Credit Fees.  The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Revolving Credit Lenders for the applicable Revolving Credit Facility (in accordance with their Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement) a Letter of Credit fee in Dollars for each Letter of Credit issued pursuant to this Agreement equal to the Applicable Rate for Revolving Credit Loans times the daily maximum amount then available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit (whether or not such maximum amount is then in effect under such Letter of Credit if such maximum amount increases periodically pursuant to the terms of such Letter of Credit); provided, however, any Letter of Credit fees otherwise payable for the account of a Defaulting Lender with respect to any Letter of Credit as to which such Defaulting Lender has not provided Cash Collateral satisfactory to the L/C Issuer pursuant to this SectionSection 2.03 shall be payable, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable Law, to the other Lenders in accordance with the upward adjustments in their respective Pro Rata Shares allocable to such Letter of Credit pursuant to SectionSection 2.17(a)(iv), with the balance of such fee, if any, payable to the L/C Issuer for its own account.  Such Letter of Credit fees shall be computed on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such Letter of Credit fees shall be due and payable in Dollars on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand.  If there is any change in any Applicable Rate for Revolving Credit Loans during any quarter, the daily maximum amount of each Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by such Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.

 

(i)              Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to L/C Issuers.  The Borrower shall pay directly to each L/C Issuer for its own account, in Dollars, a fronting fee with respect to each Letter of Credit issued by it equal to the greater of (x) 0.125% per annum (or such other amount as may be mutually agreed by the Borrower and the applicable L/C Issuer) of the daily maximum amount then available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit (whether or not such maximum amount is then in effect under such Letter of Credit if such maximum amount increases periodically pursuant to the terms of such Letter of Credit) and (y) to the extent the L/C Issuer is the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate thereof, $1,500 per annum.  Such fronting fees shall be computed on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such fronting fees shall be due and payable in Dollars on the first Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the

 

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Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand.  In addition, the Borrower shall pay directly to each L/C Issuer for its own account, in Dollars, with respect to each Letter of Credit issued by it the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of such L/C Issuer relating to letters of credit as from time to time in effect. Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable within ten (10) Business Days of demand and are nonrefundable.

 

(j)             Conflict with Letter of Credit Issuance Request.  Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in this Agreement or any Letter of Credit Issuance Request, in the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Letter of Credit Issuance Request, the terms hereof shall control.

 

(k)          Addition of an L/C Issuer.  A Revolving Credit Lender may become an additional L/C Issuer hereunder pursuant to a written agreement among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and such Revolving Credit Lender. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Revolving Credit Lenders of any such additional L/C Issuer.

 

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

 

(m)      Reporting.  Each L/C Issuer will report in writing to the Administrative Agent (i) on the first Business Day of each calendar month, the aggregate face amount of Letters of Credit issued by it and outstanding as of the last Business Day of the preceding calendar month (and on such other dates as the Administrative Agent may request), (ii) on or prior to each Business Day on which such L/C Issuer expects to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit, the date of such issuance or amendment, and the aggregate face amount of Letters of Credit to be issued, amended, renewed or extended by it and outstanding after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (and such L/C Issuer shall advise the Administrative Agent on such Business Day whether such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension occurred and whether the amount thereof changed), (iii) on each Business Day on which such L/C Issuer makes any L/C Disbursement, the date and amount of such L/C Disbursement and (iv) on any Business Day on which the Borrower fails to reimburse an L/C Disbursement required to be reimbursed to such L/C Issuer on such day, the date and amount of such failure.

 

(n)          Provisions Related to Letters of Credit in respect of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments.  If the Letter of Credit Expiration Date in respect of any tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments occurs prior to the expiry date of any Letter of Credit, then (i) if consented to by the L/C Issuer which issued such Letter of Credit, if one or more other tranches of Revolving Credit Commitments in respect of which the Letter of Credit Expiration Date shall not have so occurred are then in effect, such Letters of Credit for which consent has been obtained shall automatically be deemed to have been issued (including for purposes of the obligations of the Revolving Credit Lenders to purchase participations therein and to make Revolving Credit Loans and payments in respect thereof pursuant to SectionSection 2.03(c) and (d)) under (and ratably participated in by Lenders pursuant to) the Revolving Credit Commitments in respect of such non-terminating tranches up to an aggregate amount not to exceed the aggregate amount of the unutilized Revolving Credit Commitments thereunder at such time (it being understood that no partial face amount of any Letter of Credit may be so reallocated) and (ii) to the extent not reallocated pursuant to immediately preceding clause (i), the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize any such Letter of Credit in accordance with SectionSection 2.03(g).  Upon the maturity date of any tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments, the sublimit for Letters of Credit may be reduced as agreed between the L/C Issuers and the Borrower, without the consent of any other Person.

 

(o)          Letters of Credit Issued for Subsidiaries.  Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of, or is for the account of, a Restricted Subsidiary, the Borrower shall be obligated to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer hereunder for any and all drawings under

 

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such Letter of Credit. The Borrower hereby acknowledges that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of Restricted Subsidiaries inures to the benefit of the Borrower, and that the Borrower’s business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such Restricted Subsidiaries.

 

(p)          [Reserved.]

 

(q)          Provisions Related to Extended Revolving Credit Commitments.  In connection with the establishment of any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Commitments and subject to the availability of unused Commitments with respect to such Class and the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 4.02, the Borrower may with the written consent of the applicable L/C Issuer designate any outstanding Letter of Credit to be a Letter of Credit issued pursuant to such Class of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Commitments.  Upon such designation such Letter of Credit shall no longer be deemed to be issued and outstanding under such prior Class and shall instead be deemed to be issued and outstanding under such Class of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments or Other Revolving Credit Commitments.

 

(r)             Applicability of UCP.  Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the L/C Issuer and the Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued, the rules of the UCP shall apply to each Letter of Credit that is a commercial letter of credit.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the L/C Issuer shall not be responsible to the Borrower for, and the L/C Issuer’s rights and remedies against the Borrower shall not be impaired by, any action or inaction of the L/C Issuer required or permitted under any law, order, or practice that is required or permitted to be applied to any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, including the Law or any order of a jurisdiction where the L/C Issuer or the beneficiary is located, the practice stated in the UCP, or in the decisions, opinions, practice statements, or official commentary of the ICC Banking Commission, the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade — International Financial Services Association (BAFT-IFSA), or the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, whether or not any Letter of Credit chooses such law or practice.

 

Section 2.04.                          Swing Line Loans.

 

(a)          The Swing Line. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, Bank of America, in its capacity as Swing Line Lender, agrees to make loans in Dollars to the Borrower (each such loan, a “Swing Line Loan”), from time to time on any Business Day until the Maturity Date of the Revolving Credit Facility in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of the Swing Line Sublimit, notwithstanding the fact that such Swing Line Loans, when aggregated with the Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans and L/C Obligations of the Lender acting as Swing Line Lender, may exceed the amount of such Swing Line Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment; provided that, after giving effect to any Swing Line Loan, (i) the Revolving Credit Exposure shall not exceed the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments and (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender, plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment then in effect; provided, further, that the Borrower shall not use the proceeds of any Swing Line Loan to refinance any outstanding Swing Line Loan. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower may borrow under this SectionSection 2.04, prepay under SectionSection 2.05, and reborrow under this SectionSection 2.04.  Each Swing Line Loan shall be a Base Rate Loan.  Immediately upon the making of a Swing Line Loan, each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the Swing Line Lender a risk participation in such Swing Line Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement times the amount of such Swing Line Loan.

 

(b)          Borrowing Procedures.  Each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone or Swing Line Loan Notice.  Each such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. New York City time on the requested borrowing date and shall

 

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specify (i) the principal amount to be borrowed, which principal amount shall be a minimum of $100,000 and (ii) the requested borrowing date, which shall be a Business Day.  Each such telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent of a written Swing Line Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower. Promptly after receipt by the Swing Line Lender of any Swing Line Loan Notice (by telephone or in writing), the Swing Line Lender will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has also received such Swing Line Loan Notice and, if not, the Swing Line Lender will notify the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) of the contents thereof.  Unless the Swing Line Lender has received notice (by telephone or in writing) from the Administrative Agent (including at the request of any Revolving Credit Lender) prior to 2:00 p.m. New York City time on the date of the proposed Swing Line Borrowing (A) directing the Swing Line Lender not to make such Swing Line Loan as a result of the limitations set forth in the first proviso to the first sentence of SectionSection 2.04(a), or (B) that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in SectionSection 4.02 is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Lender will, not later than 3:00 p.m. New York City time on the borrowing date specified in such Swing Line Loan Notice, make the amount of its Swing Line Loan available to the Borrower.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this SectionSection 2.04 or elsewhere in this Agreement, the Swing Line Lender shall not be obligated to make any Swing Line Loan at a time when a Revolving Credit Lender is a Defaulting Lender unless the Swing Line Lender has entered into arrangements reasonably satisfactory to it and the Borrower to eliminate the Swing Line Lender’s Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to SectionSection 2.17(a)(iv)) with respect to the Defaulting Lender’s or Defaulting Lenders’ participation in such Swing Line Loans, including by Cash Collateralizing, or obtaining a backstop letter of credit from an issuer reasonably satisfactory to the Swing Line Lender to support, such Defaulting Lender’s or Defaulting Lenders’ Pro Rata Share of the outstanding Swing Line Loans.

 

(c)                         Refinancing of Swing Line Loans.

 

(i)             The Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, on behalf of the Borrower (which hereby irrevocably authorizes such Swing Line Lender to so request on its behalf), that each Revolving Credit Lender make a Base Rate Loan in an amount equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the amount of Swing Line Loans then outstanding.  Such request shall be made in writing (which written request shall be deemed to be a Committed Loan Notice for purposes hereof) and in accordance with the requirements of SectionSection 2.02, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified therein for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments and the conditions set forth in SectionSection 4.02. The Swing Line Lender shall furnish the Borrower with a copy of the applicable Committed Loan Notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent. Each Revolving Credit Lender shall make an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the amount specified in such Committed Loan Notice available to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds for the account of the Swing Line Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 1:00 p.m. New York City time on the day specified in such Committed Loan Notice, whereupon, subject to SectionSection 2.04(c)(ii), each Revolving Credit Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount.  The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the Swing Line Lender.

 

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

 

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pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this SectionSection 2.04(c) by the time specified in SectionSection 2.04(c)(i), the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the Swing Line Lender at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Swing Line Lender in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Swing Line Lender in connection with the foregoing.  A certificate of the Swing Line Lender submitted to any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

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

 

(d)                        Repayment of Participations.

 

(i)             At any time after any Revolving Credit Lender has purchased and funded a risk participation in a Swing Line Loan, if the Swing Line Lender receives any payment on account of such Swing Line Loan, the Swing Line Lender will distribute to such Lender its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement 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 the Swing Line Lender.

 

(ii)          If any payment received by the Swing Line Lender in respect of principal or interest on any Swing Line Loan is required to be returned by the Swing Line Lender under any of the circumstances described in SectionSection 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Swing Line Lender in its discretion), each Revolving Credit Lender shall pay to the Swing Line Lender its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate. The Administrative Agent will make such demand upon the request of the Swing Line Lender. The obligations of the Revolving Credit Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

 

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

 

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

 

(g)           Provisions Related to Extended Revolving Credit Commitments.  If the maturity date shall have occurred in respect of any tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments (the “Expiring Credit Commitment”)  at a time when another tranche or tranches of Revolving Credit Commitments is or are in effect with a longer maturity date (each a “Non-Expiring Credit Commitment” and collectively, the

 

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Non-Expiring Credit Commitments”), then with respect to each outstanding Swing Line Loan, if consented to by the applicable Swing Line Lender, on the earliest occurring maturity date such Swing Line Loan shall be deemed reallocated to the tranche or tranches of the Non-Expiring Credit Commitments on a pro rata basis; provided that (x) to the extent that the amount of such reallocation would cause the aggregate credit exposure to exceed the aggregate amount of such Non-Expiring Credit Commitments, immediately prior to such reallocation the amount of Swing Line Loans to be reallocated equal to such excess shall be repaid or Cash Collateralized and (y) notwithstanding the foregoing, if a Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Borrower shall still be obligated to pay Swing Line Loans allocated to the Revolving Credit Lenders holding the Expiring Credit Commitments at the maturity date of the Expiring Credit Commitment or if the Loans have been accelerated prior to the maturity date of the Expiring Credit Commitment.  Upon the maturity date of any tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments, the sublimit for Swing Line Loans may be reduced as agreed between the Swing Line Lender and the Borrower, without the consent of any other Person.

 

Section 2.05.                          Prepayments.  (a) Optional. (i)  The Borrower may, upon, subject to clause (iii) below, written notice to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Term Loans of any Class and Revolving Credit Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty (subject to Section 2.05(a)(iv)); provided that (1) such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. New York City time (A) three Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans and (B) on the date of any prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (1) any prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be in a minimum Principal Amount of $2,000,000, or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof; and (2) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a minimum Principal Amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire Principal Amount thereof then outstanding.  Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Class(es) and Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of such prepayment.  If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.  Any prepayment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest thereon to such date, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to SectionSection 3.05.  In the case of each prepayment of the Loans pursuant to this SectionSection 2.05(a), the Borrower may in its sole discretion select the Borrowing or Borrowings (and the order of maturity of principal payments) to be repaid, and such payment shall be paid to the Appropriate Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares or other applicable share as provided for under this Agreement.

 

(ii)          The Borrower may, upon, subject to clause (iii) below, written notice to the Swing Line Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), at any time or from time to time, voluntarily prepay Swing Line Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (1) such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. New York City time on the date of the prepayment, and (2) any such prepayment shall be in a minimum Principal Amount of $100,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding.  Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment.  If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.

 

(iii)       Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, subject to the payment of any amounts owing pursuant to SectionSection 3.05, the Borrower may rescind any notice of prepayment under Sections 2.05(a)(i) or 2.05(a)(ii) if such prepayment would have resulted from a refinancing of all or a portion of the applicable Facility, which refinancing shall not be consummated or shall otherwise be delayed.  Each prepayment of any Class of Term Loans pursuant to this SectionSection 2.05(a) shall be applied in an order of priority to repayments thereof required pursuant to SectionSection 2.07(a) as directed by the Borrower and, absent such direction,

 

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shall be applied in direct order of maturity to repayments thereof required pursuant to SectionSection 2.07(a).

 

(iv)      In the event that following, but not including, the Amendment No. 12 Effective Date and on or prior to the six-month anniversary of the Amendment No. 12 Effective Date, the Borrower (x) prepays, refinances, substitutes or replaces any Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans pursuant to a Repricing Transaction (including, for avoidance of doubt, any prepayment made pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(iv) that constitutes a Repricing Transaction), or (y) effects any amendment, amendment and restatement or other modification of this Agreement resulting in a Repricing Transaction, the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the ratable account of each of the applicable Term Lenders, (1) in the case of clause (x), a prepayment premium of 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans so prepaid, refinanced, substituted or replaced and (2) in the case of clause (y), a fee equal to 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the applicable Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans amended or otherwise modified pursuant to such amendment. If, following, but not including, the Amendment No. 12 Effective Date and on or prior to the six-month anniversary of the Amendment No. 12 Effective Date, any Term Lender that is a Non-Consenting Lender and is replaced pursuant to Section 3.07(a) in connection with any amendment, amendment and restatement or other modification of this Agreement resulting in a Repricing Transaction, such Term Lender (and not any Person who replaces such Term Lender pursuant to Section 3.07(a)) shall receive its pro rata portion (as determined immediately prior to it being so replaced) of the prepayment premium or fee described in the preceding sentence. Such amounts shall be due and payable on the date of effectiveness of such Repricing Transaction.

 

(v)         Notwithstanding anything in any Loan Document to the contrary, so long as no Default has occurred and is continuing and, only to the extent funded at a discount, no proceeds of Revolving Credit Borrowings are applied to fund any such repayment, any Company Party may prepay the outstanding Term Loans (which shall, for the avoidance of doubt, be automatically and permanently canceled immediately upon such prepayment) (or Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries may purchase such outstanding Term Loans and immediately cancel them) on the following basis from Lenders that consent to the prepayment of their Term Loans as provided below:

 

(A)      Any Company Party shall have the right to make a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a discount to par pursuant to a Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment, Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offers or Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offers (any such prepayment, the “Discounted Term Loan Prepayment”), in each case made in accordance with this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v); provided that no Company Party shall initiate any action under this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v) in order to make a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment unless (I) at least ten (10) Business Days shall have passed since the consummation of the most recent Discounted Term Loan Prepayment as a result of a prepayment made by a Company Party on the applicable Discounted Prepayment Effective Date; or (II) at least three Business Days shall have passed since the date the Company Party was notified that no Term Lender was willing to accept any prepayment of any Term Loan at the Specified Discount, within the Discount Range or at any discount to par value, as applicable, or in the case of Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offers, the date of any Company Party’s election not to accept any Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers.

 

(B)      (I)  Subject to the proviso to subsection (A) above, any Company Party may from time to time offer to make a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment by providing the Auction Agent with five (5) Business Days’ notice in the form of a Specified Discount Prepayment Notice; provided that (II) any such offer shall be made available, at the sole discretion of the Company Party, to (x) each Term Lender and/or (y) each Term Lender with respect to any Class of Term Loans on an individual tranche basis, (III) any such offer shall specify the aggregate principal amount offered to be prepaid (the “Specified Discount Prepayment Amount”) with respect to each applicable tranche, the tranche or

 

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tranches of Term Loans subject to such offer and the specific percentage discount to par (the “Specified Discount”) of such Term Loans to be prepaid (it being understood that different Specified Discounts and/or Specified Discount Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to different tranches of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as a separate offer pursuant to the terms of this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(B)), (IV) the Specified Discount Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $10,000,000 and whole increments of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (V) each such offer shall remain outstanding through the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date. The Auction Agent will promptly provide each Appropriate Lender with a copy of such Specified Discount Prepayment Notice and a form of the Specified Discount Prepayment Response to be completed and returned by each such Term Lender to the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by no later than 5:00 p.m. (New York City time), on the third Business Day after the date of delivery of such notice to such Lenders (the “Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date”).

 

(1)         Each Term Lender receiving such offer shall notify the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date whether or not it agrees to accept a prepayment of any of its applicable then outstanding Term Loans at the Specified Discount and, if so (such accepting Lender, a “Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender”), the amount and the tranches of such Lender’s Term Loans to be prepaid at such offered discount.  Each acceptance of a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment by a Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender shall be irrevocable.  Any Term Lender whose Specified Discount Prepayment Response is not received by the Auction Agent by the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date shall be deemed to have declined to accept the applicable Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment.

 

(2)         If there is at least one Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender, the relevant Company Party will make a prepayment of outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this paragraph (B) to each Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender in accordance with the respective outstanding amount and tranches of Term Loans specified in such Lender’s Specified Discount Prepayment Response given pursuant to subsection (1) above; provided that if the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans accepted for prepayment by all Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders exceeds the Specified Discount Prepayment Amount, such prepayment shall be made pro rata among the Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders in accordance with the respective principal amounts accepted to be prepaid by each such Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with such Company Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its reasonable discretion) will calculate such proration (the “Specified Discount Proration”). The Auction Agent shall promptly, and in any case within three Business Days following the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date, notify (I) the relevant Company Party of the respective Term Lenders’ responses to such offer, the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date and the aggregate principal amount of the Discounted Term Loan Prepayment and the tranches to be prepaid, (II) each Term Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, and the aggregate principal amount and the tranches of Term Loans to be prepaid at the Specified Discount on such date and (III) each Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender of the Specified Discount Proration, if any, and confirmation of the principal amount, tranche and Type of Term Loans of such Lender to be prepaid at the Specified Discount on such date.  Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to the Company Party and such Term Lenders shall be conclusive and

 

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binding for all purposes absent manifest error. The payment amount specified in such notice to the Company Party shall be due and payable by such Company Party on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with subsection (F) below (subject to subsection (J) below).

 

(C)                         (1) Subject to the proviso to subsection (A) above, any Company Party may from time to time solicit Discount Range Prepayment Offers by providing the Auction Agent with five (5) Business Days’ notice in the form of a Discount Range Prepayment Notice; provided that (I) any such solicitation shall be extended, at the sole discretion of such Company Party, to (x) each Term Lender and/or (y) each Term Lender with respect to any Class of Term Loans on an individual tranche basis, (II) any such notice shall specify the maximum aggregate principal amount of the relevant Term Loans (the “Discount Range Prepayment Amount”), the tranche or tranches of Term Loans subject to such offer and the maximum and minimum percentage discounts to par (the “Discount Range”) of the principal amount of such Term Loans with respect to each relevant tranche of Term Loans willing to be prepaid by such Company Party (it being understood that different Discount Ranges and/or Discount Range Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to different tranches of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as a separate offer pursuant to the terms of this Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)), (III) the Discount Range Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $10,000,000 and whole increments of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (IV) each such solicitation by a Company Party shall remain outstanding through the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date.  The Auction Agent will promptly provide each Appropriate Lender with a copy of such Discount Range Prepayment Notice and a form of the Discount Range Prepayment Offer to be submitted by a responding Lender to the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by no later than 5:00 p.m. (New York City time), on the third Business Day after the date of delivery of such notice to such Lenders (the “Discount Range Prepayment Response Date”).  Each Term Lender’s Discount Range Prepayment Offer shall be irrevocable and shall specify a discount to par within the Discount Range (the “Submitted Discount”) at which such Lender is willing to allow prepayment of any or all of its then outstanding Term Loans of the applicable tranche or tranches and the maximum aggregate principal amount and tranches of such Lender’s Term Loans (the “Submitted Amount”) such Term Lender is willing to have prepaid at the Submitted Discount.  Any Term Lender whose Discount Range Prepayment Offer is not received by the Auction Agent by the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date shall be deemed to have declined to accept a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment of any of its Term Loans at any discount to their par value within the Discount Range.

 

(2)         The Auction Agent shall review all Discount Range Prepayment Offers received on or before the applicable Discount Range Prepayment Response Date and shall determine (in consultation with such Company Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) the Applicable Discount and Term Loans to be prepaid at such Applicable Discount in accordance with this subsection (C). The relevant Company Party agrees to accept on the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date all Discount Range Prepayment Offers received by Auction Agent by the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date, in the order from the Submitted Discount that is the largest discount to par to the Submitted Discount that is the smallest discount to par, up to and including the Submitted Discount that is the smallest discount to par within the Discount Range (such Submitted Discount that is the smallest discount to par within the Discount Range being referred to as the “Applicable Discount”) which yields a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment in an aggregate principal amount equal to the lower of (I) the Discount Range Prepayment Amount and (II) the sum of all Submitted Amounts. Each Term Lender that has submitted a Discount Range Prepayment Offer to accept prepayment at a discount to par that is larger than or

 

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equal to the Applicable Discount shall be deemed to have irrevocably consented to prepayment of Term Loans equal to its Submitted Amount (subject to any required proration pursuant to the following subsection (3)) at the Applicable Discount (each such Term Lender, a “Participating Lender”).

 

(3)         If there is at least one Participating Lender, the relevant Company Party will prepay the respective outstanding Term Loans of each Participating Lender in the aggregate principal amount and of the tranches specified in such Lender’s Discount Range Prepayment Offer at the Applicable Discount; provided that if the Submitted Amount by all Participating Lenders offered at a discount to par greater than or equal to the Applicable Discount exceeds the Discount Range Prepayment Amount, prepayment of the principal amount of the relevant Term Loans for those Participating Lenders whose Submitted Discount is a discount to par greater than or equal to the Applicable Discount (the “Identified Participating Lenders”) shall be made pro rata among the Identified Participating Lenders in accordance with the Submitted Amount of each such Identified Participating Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with such Company Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) will calculate such proration (the “Discount Range Proration”). The Auction Agent shall promptly, and in any case within five (5) Business Days following the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date, notify (I) the relevant Company Party of the respective Term Lenders’ responses to such solicitation, the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Applicable Discount, and the aggregate principal amount of the Discounted Term Loan Prepayment and the tranches to be prepaid, (II) each Term Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Applicable Discount, and the aggregate principal amount and tranches of Term Loans to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date, (III) each Participating Lender of the aggregate principal amount and tranches of such Term Lender to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date, and (IV) if applicable, each Identified Participating Lender of the Discount Range Proration. Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to the relevant Company Party and Term Lenders shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error. The payment amount specified in such notice to the Company Party shall be due and payable by such Company Party on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with subsection (F) below (subject to subsection (J) below).

 

(D)                         (1) Subject to the proviso to subsection (A) above, any Company Party may from time to time solicit Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers by providing the Auction Agent with five (5) Business Days’ notice in the form of a Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice; provided that (I) any such solicitation shall be extended, at the sole discretion of such Company Party, to (x) each Term Lender and/or (y) each Lender with respect to any Class of Term Loans on an individual tranche basis, (II) any such notice shall specify the maximum aggregate amount of the Term Loans (the “Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount”) and the tranche or tranches of Term Loans the Borrower is willing to prepay at a discount (it being understood that different Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to different tranches of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as a separate offer pursuant to the terms of this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D)), (III) the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $10,000,000 and whole increments of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (IV) each such solicitation by a Company Party shall remain outstanding through the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date. The Auction Agent will promptly provide each Appropriate Lender with a copy of such Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice and a form of the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer to be submitted by a responding Lender to the Auction Agent (or its

 

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delegate) by no later than 5:00 p.m. (New York City time), on the third Business Day after the date of delivery of such notice to such Term Lenders (the “Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date”).  Each Term Lender’s Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer shall (x) be irrevocable, (y) remain outstanding until the Acceptance Date, and (z) specify both a discount to par (the “Offered Discount”) at which such Term Lender is willing to allow prepayment of its then outstanding Term Loan and the maximum aggregate principal amount and tranches of such Term Loans (the “Offered Amount”) such Term Lender is willing to have prepaid at the Offered Discount.  Any Term Lender whose Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer is not received by the Auction Agent by the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date shall be deemed to have declined prepayment of any of its Term Loans at any discount.

 

(2)         The Auction Agent shall promptly provide the relevant Company Party with a copy of all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received on or before the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date.  Such Company Party shall review all such Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers and select the largest of the Offered Discounts specified by the relevant responding Term Lenders in the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers that is acceptable to the Company Party (the “Acceptable Discount”), if any.  If the Company Party elects to accept any Offered Discount as the Acceptable Discount, then as soon as practicable after the determination of the Acceptable Discount, but in no event later than by the third Business Day after the date of receipt by such Company Party from the Auction Agent of a copy of all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers pursuant to the first sentence of this subsection (2) (the “Acceptance Date”), the Company Party shall submit an Acceptance and Prepayment Notice to the Auction Agent setting forth the Acceptable Discount.  If the Auction Agent shall fail to receive an Acceptance and Prepayment Notice from the Company Party by the Acceptance Date, such Company Party shall be deemed to have rejected all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers.

 

(3)         Based upon the Acceptable Discount and the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received by Auction Agent by the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date, within three Business Days after receipt of an Acceptance and Prepayment Notice (the “Discounted Prepayment Determination Date”), the Auction Agent will determine (in consultation with such Company Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) the aggregate principal amount and the tranches of Term Loans (the “Acceptable Prepayment Amount”) to be prepaid by the relevant Company Party at the Acceptable Discount in accordance with this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v)(D).  If the Company Party elects to accept any Acceptable Discount, then the Company Party agrees to accept all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received by Auction Agent by the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date, in the order from largest Offered Discount to smallest Offered Discount, up to and including the Acceptable Discount.  Each Term Lender that has submitted a Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer with an Offered Discount that is greater than or equal to the Acceptable Discount shall be deemed to have irrevocably consented to prepayment of Term Loans equal to its Offered Amount (subject to any required pro rata reduction pursuant to the following sentence) at the Acceptable Discount (each such Lender, a “Qualifying Lender”). The Company Party will prepay outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this subsection (D) to each Qualifying Lender in the aggregate principal amount and of the tranches specified in such Lender’s Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer at the Acceptable Discount; provided that if the aggregate Offered Amount by all

 

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Qualifying Lenders whose Offered Discount is greater than or equal to the Acceptable Discount exceeds the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount, prepayment of the principal amount of the Term Loans for those Qualifying Lenders whose Offered Discount is greater than or equal to the Acceptable Discount (the “Identified  Qualifying Lenders”) shall be made pro rata among the Identified Qualifying Lenders in accordance with the Offered Amount of each such Identified Qualifying Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with such Company Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) will calculate such proration (the “Solicited Discount Proration”).  On or prior to the Discounted Prepayment Determination Date, the Auction Agent shall promptly notify (I) the relevant Company Party of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date and Acceptable Prepayment Amount comprising the Discounted Term Loan Prepayment and the tranches to be prepaid, (II) each Term Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Acceptable Discount, and the Acceptable Prepayment Amount of all Term Loans and the tranches to be prepaid to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date, (III) each Qualifying Lender of the aggregate principal amount and the tranches of such Term Lender to be prepaid at the Acceptable Discount on such date, and (IV) if applicable, each Identified Qualifying Lender of the Solicited Discount Proration. Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to such Company Party and Term Lenders shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error. The payment amount specified in such notice to such Company Party shall be due and payable by such Company Party on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with subsection (F) below (subject to subsection (J) below).

 

(E)                          In connection with any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment, the Company Parties and the Term Lenders acknowledge and agree that the Auction Agent may require as a condition to any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment, the payment of customary fees and expenses from a Company Party in connection therewith.

 

(F)                           If any Term Loan is prepaid in accordance with paragraphs (B) through (D) above, a Company Party shall prepay such Term Loans on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date. The relevant Company Party shall make such prepayment to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders, Participating Lenders, or Qualifying Lenders, as applicable, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in immediately available funds not later than 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date and all such prepayments shall be applied to the remaining principal installments of the relevant tranche of Loans on a pro rata basis across such installments. The Term Loans so prepaid shall be accompanied by all accrued and unpaid interest on the par principal amount so prepaid up to, but not including, the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date.  Each prepayment of the outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v) shall be paid to the Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders, Participating Lenders, or Qualifying Lenders, as applicable, and shall be applied to the relevant Loans of such Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Share. The aggregate principal amount of the tranches and installments of the relevant Term Loans outstanding shall be deemed reduced by the full par value of the aggregate principal amount of the tranches of Term Loans prepaid on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment.  In connection with each prepayment pursuant to this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v), the relevant Company Party shall waive any right to bring any action against the Administrative Agent, in its capacity as such, in connection with any such Discounted Term Loan Prepayment.

 

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provisions in this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v), established by the Auction Agent acting in its reasonable discretion and as reasonably agreed by the Borrower.

 

(H)                        Notwithstanding anything in any Loan Document to the contrary, for purposes of this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v), each notice or other communication required to be delivered or otherwise provided to the Auction Agent (or its delegate) shall be deemed to have been given upon Auction Agent’s (or its delegate’s) actual receipt during normal business hours of such notice or communication; provided that any notice or communication actually received outside of normal business hours shall be deemed to have been given as of the opening of business on the next Business Day.

 

(I)                             Each of the Company Parties and the Term Lenders acknowledge and agree that the Auction Agent may perform any and all of its duties under this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v) by itself or through any Affiliate of the Auction Agent and expressly consents to any such delegation of duties by the Auction Agent to such Affiliate and the performance of such delegated duties by such Affiliate. The exculpatory provisions pursuant to this Agreement shall apply to each Affiliate of the Auction Agent and its respective activities in connection with any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment provided for in this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v) as well as activities of the Auction Agent.

 

(J)                             Each Company Party shall have the right, by written notice to the Auction Agent, to revoke in full (but not in part) its offer to make a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment and rescind the applicable Specified Discount Prepayment Notice, Discount Range Prepayment Notice or Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice therefor at its discretion at any time on or prior to the applicable Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date (and if such offer is revoked pursuant to the preceding clauses, any failure by such Company Party to make any prepayment to a Lender, as applicable, pursuant to this SectionSection 2.05(a)(v) shall not constitute a Default or Event of Default under SectionSection 8.01 or otherwise).

 

(b)          Mandatory.

 

(i)                           Within six (6) Business Days after financial statements have been delivered pursuant to SectionSection 6.01(a) (commencing with the fiscal year ending on or about December 31, 2015) and the related Compliance Certificate has been delivered pursuant to SectionSection 6.02(a), the Borrower shall cause to be offered to be prepaid in accordance with clause (b)(vi) and (ix) below, an aggregate principal amount of Term Loans in an amount equal to (A) the Applicable ECF Percentage of Excess Cash Flow, if any, for the fiscal year covered by such financial statements minus (B) the sum of (1) all voluntary prepayments of Term Loans made during such fiscal year or after year-end and prior to when such Excess Cash Flow prepayment is due (including, in the case of Term Loans prepaid pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(a)(v), the actual purchase price paid in cash pursuant to a Dutch Auction) and (2) all voluntary prepayments of Revolving Credit Loans during such fiscal year or after year-end and prior to when such Excess Cash Flow prepayment is due to the extent the Revolving Credit Commitments are permanently reduced by the amount of such payments, in the case of each of the immediately preceding clauses (1) and (2), to the extent such prepayments are not funded with the proceeds of Indebtedness and, without duplication of any deduction from Excess Cash Flow in any prior period.

 

(ii)                        If (x) the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower Disposes of any property or assets (other than any Disposition of any property or assets permitted by Sections 7.05(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (g), (h), (i), (l), (m), (n) (except to the extent such property is subject to a Mortgage), (o), (p), (q), (r) or (s)), or (y) any Casualty Event occurs, which results in the realization or receipt by the Borrower or Restricted Subsidiary of Net Proceeds, the Borrower shall cause to be offered to be prepaid in accordance with clause (b)(vi) and (ix) below, on or prior to the date which is ten (10) Business Days after the date of the realization or receipt by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary of such Net Proceeds, subject to clause (b)(xi) below, an aggregate principal

 

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amount of Term Loans in an amount equal to 100% of all Net Proceeds received; provided that if at the time that any such prepayment would be required, the Borrower is required to offer to repurchase any Indebtedness that is secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations pursuant to the terms of the documentation governing such Indebtedness with the Net Proceeds of such Disposition or Casualty Event (such Indebtedness required to be offered to be so repurchased, “Other Applicable Indebtedness”), then the Borrower may apply such Net Proceeds on a pro rata basis (determined on the basis of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Term Loans and Other Applicable Indebtedness at such time); provided, further, that (A) the portion of such Net Proceeds allocated to the Other Applicable Indebtedness shall not exceed the amount of such Net Proceeds required to be allocated to the Other Applicable Indebtedness pursuant to the terms thereof, and the remaining amount, if any, of such Net Proceeds shall be allocated to the Term Loans in accordance with the terms hereof to the prepayment of the Term Loans and to the repurchase or prepayment of Other Applicable Indebtedness, and the amount of prepayment of the Term Loans that would have otherwise been required pursuant to this SectionSection 2.05(b)(ii) shall be reduced accordingly and (B) to the extent the holders of Other Applicable Indebtedness decline to have such indebtedness repurchased or prepaid, the declined amount shall promptly (and in any event within ten (10) Business Days after the date of such rejection) be applied to prepay the Term Loans in accordance with the terms hereof.

 

(iii)                     [Reserved].

 

(iv)                    If the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary incurs or issues any Indebtedness after the Restatement Effective Date (other than Indebtedness not prohibited under SectionSection 7.03 (excluding SectionSection 7.03(t)), the Borrower shall cause to be offered to be prepaid in accordance with clause (b)(vi) below an aggregate principal amount of Term Loans in an amount equal to 100% of all Net Proceeds received therefrom on or prior to the date which is six (6) Business Days after the receipt by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary of such Net Proceeds.

 

(v)                       If for any reason the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposures at any time exceeds the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect (including, for the avoidance of doubt, as a result of the termination of any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments on the Maturity Date with respect thereto), the Borrower shall promptly prepay or cause to be promptly prepaid Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in an aggregate amount equal to such excess; provided that the Borrower shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations pursuant to this SectionSection 2.05(b)(v) unless after the prepayment in full of the Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans such aggregate Outstanding Amount exceeds the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect.

 

(vi)                    Except with respect to Loans incurred in connection with any Refinancing Amendment, Term Loan Extension Request, Revolver Extension Request or any Incremental Amendment (which may be prepaid on a less than pro rata basis in accordance with its terms), (A) each prepayment of Term Loans pursuant to this SectionSection 2.05(b) shall be applied ratably to each Class of Term Loans then outstanding (provided that (i) any prepayment of Term Loans with the Net Proceeds of Credit Agreement Refinancing Indebtedness shall be applied solely to each applicable Class of Refinanced Debt, and (ii) any Class of Incremental Term Loans may specify that one or more other Classes of Term Loans and Incremental Term Loans may be prepaid prior to such Class of Incremental Term Loans); (B) with respect to each Class of Term Loans, each prepayment pursuant to clauses (i) through (iv) of this SectionSection 2.05(b) shall be applied to the scheduled installments of principal thereof following the date of prepayment pursuant to SectionSection 2.07(a) as directed by the Borrower; and (C) each such prepayment shall be paid to the Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares of such prepayment.

 

(vii)                 The Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent in writing of any mandatory prepayment of Term Loans required to be made pursuant to clauses (i) through (iv)  of this SectionSection 2.05(b) at least four (4) Business Days prior to the date of such prepayment.  Each such notice shall specify the date of such prepayment and provide a reasonably detailed calculation

 

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of the amount of such prepayment. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of the contents of the Borrower’s prepayment notice and of such Appropriate Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the prepayment.

 

(viii)              Funding Losses, Etc.  All prepayments under this SectionSection 2.05 shall be made together with, in the case of any such prepayment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan on a date other than the last day of an Interest Period therefor, any amounts owing in respect of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan pursuant to SectionSection 3.05.  Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of SectionSection 2.05(b), so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, if any prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans is required to be made under this SectionSection 2.05(b), prior to the last day of the Interest Period therefor, the Borrower may, in its sole discretion, deposit the amount of any such prepayment otherwise required to be made thereunder into a Cash Collateral Account until the last day of such Interest Period, at which time the Administrative Agent shall be authorized (without any further action by or notice to or from the Borrower or any other Loan Party) to apply such amount to the prepayment of such Loans in accordance with this SectionSection 2.05(b). Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, the Administrative Agent shall also be authorized (without any further action by or notice to or from the Borrower or any other Loan Party) to apply such amount to the prepayment of the outstanding Loans in accordance with this SectionSection 2.05(b).

 

(ix)                    Term Opt-out of Prepayment.  With respect to each prepayment of Term Loans required pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(b)(i) or (ii), (A) each Lender of Term Loans will have the right to refuse such offer of prepayment by giving written notice of such refusal to the Administrative Agent within one (1) Business Day after such Lender’s receipt of notice from the Administrative Agent of such offer of prepayment (“Declined Proceeds”) (in which case the Borrower shall not prepay any Term Loans of such Lender on the date that is specified in clause (B) below), (B) the Borrower will make all such prepayments not so refused upon the fourth Business Day after delivery of notice by the Borrower pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(b)(vii) and (C) any Declined Proceeds may be retained by the Borrower.

 

(x)                       In connection with any mandatory prepayments by the Borrower of the Term Loans pursuant to this SectionSection 2.05(b), such prepayments shall be applied on a pro rata basis to the then outstanding Term Loans of the applicable Class or Classes being prepaid irrespective of whether such outstanding Term Loans are Base Rate Loans or Eurocurrency Rate Loans; provided that if no Lenders exercise the right to waive a given mandatory prepayment of the Term Loans pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(b)(ix), then, with respect to such mandatory prepayment, the amount of such mandatory prepayment within any tranche of Term Loans shall be applied first to Term Loans of such tranche that are Base Rate Loans to the full extent thereof before application to Term Loans of such tranche that are Eurocurrency Rate Loans in a manner that minimizes the amount of any payments required to be made by the Borrower pursuant to SectionSection 3.05.

 

(xi)                    Foreign Dispositions and Excess Cash Flow. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this SectionSection 2.05, (i) to the extent that any or all of the Net Proceeds of any Disposition by a Foreign Subsidiary (“Foreign Disposition”) or Excess Cash Flow attributable to Foreign Subsidiaries are prohibited or delayed by applicable local law from being repatriated to the United States, the portion of such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow so affected will not be required to be applied to repay Term Loans at the times provided in this SectionSection 2.05 but may be retained by the applicable Foreign Subsidiary so long, but only so long, as the applicable local law will not permit repatriation to the United States (the Borrower hereby agreeing to cause the applicable Foreign Subsidiary to promptly take all actions reasonably required by the applicable local law to permit such repatriation), and once such repatriation of any of such affected Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow that, in each case, would otherwise be required to be used to make an offer of prepayment pursuant to Sections 2.05(b)(i) or 2.05(b)(ii), is permitted under the applicable local law, such repatriation will be immediately effected and such repatriated Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow will be promptly (and in any event not later than two Business Days after such repatriation) applied (net of additional taxes payable or reserved against as a result thereof) to the

 

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repayment of the Term Loans pursuant to this SectionSection 2.05 and (ii) to the extent that the Borrower has determined in good faith that repatriation of any of or all the Net Proceeds of any Foreign Disposition or Foreign Subsidiary’s Excess Cash Flow would have material adverse tax cost consequences with respect to such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow, such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow so affected may be retained by the applicable Foreign Subsidiary; provided that in the case of this clause (ii), on or before the date on which any such Net Proceeds so retained would otherwise have been required to be applied to reinvestments or prepayments pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(b) or any such Excess Cash Flow would have been required to be applied to prepayments pursuant to SectionSection 2.05(b), the Borrower applies an amount equal to such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow to such reinvestments or prepayments, as applicable, as if such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow had been received by the Borrower rather than such Foreign Subsidiary, less the amount of additional taxes that would have been payable or reserved against if such Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow had been repatriated (or, if less, the Net Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow that would be calculated if received by such Foreign Subsidiary).

 

(c)                         Additionally, notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement to the contrary, in the event that any Term Loan of any Lender would otherwise be repaid or prepaid from the proceeds of other Term Loans being funded on the date of such repayment or prepayment, if agreed to by the Borrower and such Lender and notified to the Administrative Agent prior to the date of the applicable repayment or prepayment, all or any portion of such Lender’s Term Loan that would have otherwise been repaid or prepaid in connection therewith may be converted on a “cashless roll” basis into a new Term Loan.

 

Section 2.06.                          Termination or Reduction of Commitments.

 

(a)                        Optional.  The Borrower may, upon written notice to the Administrative Agent, terminate the unused Commitments of any Class, or from time to time permanently reduce the unused Commitments of any Class, in each case without premium or penalty; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent three Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in a minimum aggregate amount of $100,000, or any whole multiple of $100,000, in excess thereof or, if less, the entire amount thereof and (iii) if, after giving effect to any reduction of the Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit exceeds the amount of the Revolving Credit Facility, such sublimit shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess.  The amount of any such Commitment reduction shall not otherwise be applied to the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit unless otherwise specified by the Borrower.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower may rescind or postpone any notice of termination of the Commitments if such termination would have resulted from a refinancing of all of the applicable Facility, which refinancing shall not be consummated or otherwise shall be delayed.

 

(b)                        Mandatory.  The Restatement Effective DateNew Term Commitment of each Term Lender shall be automatically and permanently reduced to $0 upon the funding of Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans to be made by it on the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date.  The Revolving Credit Commitment in respect of each Class shall automatically and permanently terminate on the Maturity Date with respect to such Class of Revolving Credit Commitments.

 

(c)                         Application of Commitment Reductions; Payment of Fees.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Appropriate Lenders of any termination or reduction of unused portions of the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit or the unused Commitments of any Class under this SectionSection 2.06.  Upon any reduction of unused Commitments of any Class, the Commitment of each Lender of such Class shall be reduced by such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the amount by which such Commitments are reduced (other than the termination of the Commitment of any Lender as provided in SectionSection 3.07).  All commitment fees accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Aggregate Commitments shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

 

Section 2.07.                          Repayment of Loans.

 

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of the Term Lenders (i) on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first full quarter after the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date, an aggregate principal amount equal to 0.25% of the aggregate principal amount of all Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans outstanding on the RestatementAmendment No. 2 Effective Date (which payments shall be reduced as a result of the application of prepayments in accordance with the order of priority set forth in SectionSection 2.05) and (ii) on the Maturity Date for the Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans, the aggregate principal amount of all Restatement Effective DateNew Term Loans outstanding on such date. In the event that any Incremental Term Loans, Refinancing Term Loans or Extended Term Loans are made, such other Incremental Term Loans, Refinancing Term Loans or Extended Term Loans, as applicable, shall be repaid by the Borrower in the amounts and on the dates set forth in the Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment or Extension Amendment with respect thereto and on the applicable Maturity Date thereof.

 

(b)                        Revolving Credit Loans.  The Borrower shall repay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of the Appropriate Lenders on the applicable Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facilities of a given Class the aggregate principal amount of all of its Revolving Credit Loans of such Class outstanding on such date.

 

(c)                         Swing Line Loans.  The Borrower shall repay each Swing Line Loan on the earlier to occur of (i) the date that is five (5) Business Days after such Loan is made and (ii) the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility (although Swing Line Loans may thereafter be reborrowed, in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof, if there are one or more Classes of Revolving Credit Commitments which remain in effect).

 

(d)                        Non-Converted Restatement Effective Date Term Loans. The Borrower shall repay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of each Term Lender with Non-Converted Restatement Effective Date Term Loans the full amount of Non-Converted Restatement Effective Date Term Loans immediately following the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date.

 

Section 2.08.                          Interest.

 

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

 

(b)                        During the continuance of a Default under SectionSection 8.01(a), the Borrower shall pay interest on past due amounts owing by it hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws; provided that no interest at the Default Rate shall accrue or be payable to a Defaulting Lender so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender.  Accrued and unpaid interest on such amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.

 

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

 

Section 2.09.                          Fees.  In addition to certain fees described in Sections 2.03(h) and (i):

 

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Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement, a commitment fee in Dollars equal to the Applicable Rate with respect to Revolving Credit Loan commitment fees, times the actual daily amount by which the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments for the applicable Revolving Credit Facility exceeds the sum of (A) the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans (which shall exclude, for the avoidance of doubt, any Swing Line Loans) for such Facility, and (B) the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations for such Facility; provided that any commitment fee accrued with respect to any of the Commitments of a Defaulting Lender during the period prior to the time such Lender became a Defaulting Lender and unpaid at such time shall not be payable by the Borrower so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender, except to the extent that such commitment fee shall otherwise have been due and payable by the Borrower prior to such time; and provided, further, that no commitment fee shall accrue on any of the Commitments of a Defaulting Lender so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender. The commitment fee on each Revolving Credit Facility shall accrue at all times from March 17, 2015 until the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Commitments, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article 4 is not met, and shall be due and payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date during the first fiscal quarter to occur after March 17, 2015 and on the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Commitments.  The commitment fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears, and if there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the actual daily amount shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.

 

(b)                        Closing Fees.  The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Term Lender on the Restatement Effective Date in accordance with its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement, an upfront fee (which may take the form of original issue discount) in an amount equal to 0.50% of the stated principal amount of such Term Lender’s Restatement Effective Date Term Loans funded or converted on the Restatement Effective Date, payable to such Term Lender from the proceeds of its Restatement Effective Date Term Loans as and when funded on the Restatement Effective Date. Such fee will be in all respects fully earned, due and payable on the Restatement Effective Date and non-refundable and non-creditable thereafter.

 

(c)                         Other Fees.  The Borrower shall pay to the Agents such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing (including, but not limited to, as set forth in the Fee Letter) in the amounts and at the times so specified.  Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever (except as expressly agreed between the Borrower and the applicable Agent).

 

Section 2.10.                          Computation of Interest and Fees.  All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans shall be made on the basis of a year of three hundred sixty-five (365) days, or three hundred sixty-six (366) days, as applicable, and actual days elapsed.  All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a three hundred sixty (360) day year and actual days elapsed.  Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid; provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 2.12(a), bear interest for one (1) day.  Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

 

Section 2.11.                          Evidence of Indebtedness.

 

(a)                        The Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and evidenced by one or more entries in the Register maintained by the Administrative Agent, acting solely for purposes of Treasury Regulation Section 5f.103-1(c), as non-fiduciary agent for the Borrower, in each case in the ordinary course of business. The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be prima facie evidence absent manifest error of the amount of the Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrower and the interest and payments thereon.  Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrower hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent

 

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shall control in the absence of manifest error.  Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note payable to such Lender, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records.  Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount, currency and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.

 

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

 

(c)                         Entries made in good faith by the Administrative Agent in the Register pursuant to Sections 2.11(a) and (b), and by each Lender in its account or accounts pursuant to Sections 2.11(a) and (b), shall be prima facie evidence of the amount of principal and interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrower to, in the case of the Register, each Lender and, in the case of such account or accounts, such Lender, under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, absent manifest error; provided that the failure of the Administrative Agent or such Lender to make an entry, or any finding that an entry is incorrect, in the Register or such account or accounts shall not limit or otherwise affect the obligations of the Borrower under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

 

Section 2.12.                          Payments Generally.

 

(a)                        All payments to be made by the Borrower shall be made without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrower hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent in Dollars, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent’s Office and in Same Day Funds not later than 1:00 p.m. New York City time on the date specified herein.  The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Appropriate Lender its Pro Rata Share (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s applicable Lending Office.  All payments received by the Administrative Agent after the time specified above shall in each case be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue.

 

(b)                        Except as otherwise provided herein, if any payment to be made by the Borrower shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be; provided that if such extension would cause payment of interest on or principal of Eurocurrency Rate Loans to be made in the next succeeding calendar month, such payment shall be made on the immediately preceding Business Day.

 

(c)                         Unless (in the case of payments to be made by Lenders, prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing of Eurocurrency Rate Loans (or, in the case of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to 12:00 p.m. New York City time on the date of such Borrowing)) the Borrower or any Lender has notified the Administrative Agent that the Borrower or such Lender, as the case may be, will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower or such Lender, as the case may be, has timely made such payment and may (but shall not be so required to), in reliance thereon, make available a corresponding amount to the Person entitled thereto.  If and to the extent that such payment was not in fact made to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds, then:

 

(i)                                     if the Borrower failed to make such payment, each Lender shall forthwith on demand repay to the Administrative Agent the portion of such assumed payment that was made available to such Lender in Same Day Funds, together with interest thereon in respect of each day from and including the date such amount was made available by the Administrative Agent to such Lender to the date such amount is repa