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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

___________

FORM 8-K

Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 25, 2018


Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.
Tanger Properties Limited Partnership
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

North Carolina
North Carolina
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
1-11986
333-03526-01
(Commission
File Number)
56-1815473
56-1822494
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


3200 Northline Avenue, Suite 360  Greensboro, NC 27408
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)
3200 Northline Avenue, Suite 360  Greensboro, NC 27408
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (336) 292-3010
 
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former 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

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 as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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

On October 25, 2018, Tanger Properties Limited Partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), a majority owned subsidiary of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (the “Company”), closed on a Second Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement (the “Second Amended Agreement") between the Operating Partnership, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent (the "Agent"), and the lenders party thereto. The Second Amended Agreement amends and restates the Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement, dated as of October 29, 2015, among the Operating Partnership, the Agent, and the lenders party thereto. The Second Amended Agreement, among other things, increased the size of the loan from $325.0 million to $350.0 million, extended the maturity date from April 2021 to April 2024, and reduced the interest rate spread over LIBOR from 0.95% to 0.90%. As a condition to the Second Amended Agreement, the Company furnished to the Agent a Second Amended and Restated Continuing Guaranty dated October 25, 2018 (the “Second Amended and Restated Guaranty”), which guaranty amends and restates the Amended and Restated Continuing Guaranty dated October 29, 2015 that the Company previously furnished to the Agent. The additional loan proceeds of $25 million will be used to pay down balances under the Operating Partnership's unsecured lines of credit.

The foregoing descriptions of the Second Amended Agreement and the Second Amended and Restated Guaranty are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of such agreements, which are filed as exhibits hereto and incorporated by reference herein.


Item 2.03
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

The information required by Item 2.03 is set forth in Item 1.01 above, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits





(d) Exhibits

The following exhibits are included with this Report:


Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
99.1
10.1
10.2


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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dated: October 26, 2018
By:
/s/
James F. Williams
 
 
 
 
James F. Williams
 
 
 
 
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TANGER PROPERTIES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:  TANGER GP TRUST, its sole general partner
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dated: October 26, 2018
By:
/s/
James F. Williams
 
 
 
 
James F. Williams
 
 
 
 
Vice President and Treasurer (Principal Financial Officer)



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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit

Exhibit 99.1

Tanger Outlets Closes on $350 Million Unsecured Term Loan Facility
Increases Total Capacity by $25 Million
Extends Maturity to April 2024
Reduces Interest Rate Spread
GREENSBORO, N.C., October 26, 2018 -- Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE:SKT), today announced its operating partnership, Tanger Properties Limited Partnership, has amended its $325 million unsecured term loan, increasing total capacity to $350 million, extending maturity through April 2024 from April 2021, and reducing the interest rate spread over LIBOR to 0.90% from 0.95%.
"This amendment not only extends maturity by three years, it brings our facility in line with current market conditions by reducing our interest rate spread," commented Steven B. Tanger, Chief Executive Officer. "The expansion of our term loan provides us $25 million in new capital, which we will use to reduce the outstanding balances under our unsecured lines of credit," he added.
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC was the Sole Bookrunner for the transaction. Joint Lead Arrangers were Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., PNC Capital Markets LLC, and Regions Capital Markets, a division of Regions Bank. Participating banks are as follows: 
Name of Institution
Facility Title
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
Administrative Agent
SunTrust Bank
Syndication Agent
PNC Bank, National Association
Syndication Agent
Regions Bank
Syndication Agent
Branch Banking and Trust Company
Documentation Agent
U.S. Bank National Association
Lender
Bank of America, N.A.
Lender
TD Bank, N.A.
Lender
 
 
About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE:SKT), is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 44 upscale outlet shopping centers. Tanger's operating properties are located in 22 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 15.3 million square feet leased to over 3,100 stores operated by more than 530 different brand name companies. The Company has more than 37 years of experience in the outlet industry. Tanger Outlet Centers continue to attract more than 189 million shoppers annually. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the Company's web site at www.tangeroutlets.com.



Certain matters discussed in this press release regarding refinancing strategy, use of proceeds and the Company's future growth are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected due to various factors including, but not limited to,
The interest rate spread is subject to adjustment should there be a change in the operating partnership's credit ratings
The risks associated with general economic and local real estate conditions, the availability and cost of capital, the Company's ability to lease its properties or to develop and successfully operate new properties, the Company's inability to collect rent due to the bankruptcy or insolvency of tenants or otherwise, and competition
For a more detailed discussion of the factors that affect our operating results, interested parties should review the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.
Contact Information:

Cyndi Holt                    Jim Williams
VP, Investor Relations                EVP & CFO
336-834-6892                    336-834-6800    
[email protected][email protected]


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Section 3: EX-10.1 (EXHIBIT 10.1)

Exhibit
EXHIBIT 10.1

Execution Version


Loan No. 1006528
SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED TERM LOAN AGREEMENT
Dated as of October 25, 2018
among
TANGER PROPERTIES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,
as the Borrower,
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Administrative Agent,

and

The Other Lenders Party Hereto


WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,
SUNTRUST ROBINSON HUMPHREY, INC.,
PNC CAPITAL MARKETS LLC,
and
REGIONS CAPITAL MARKETS, A DIVISION OF REGIONS BANK,
as Joint Lead Arrangers,
and

SUNTRUST BANK,
PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
and
REGIONS CAPITAL MARKETS, A DIVISION OF REGIONS BANK,
as Co-Syndication Agents,

and

BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,
as Documentation Agent,

and

WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,
as Sole Bookrunner










TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
 
Page
 
 
 
ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
1.01

Defined Terms.
1.02

Other Interpretive Provisions.
1.03

Accounting Terms.
1.04

Rounding.
1.05

Times of Day.
1.06

Rates.
ARTICLE II. TERM LOAN FACILITY
2.01

Loans.
2.02

Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans.
2.03

Prepayments.
2.04

Repayment of Loans.
2.05

Interest.
2.06

Fees.
2.07

Computation of Interest and Fees.
2.08

Evidence of Debt.
2.09

Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback.
2.10

Sharing of Payments by Lenders.
2.11

Funds Transfer Disbursements..
2.12

Additional Loans.
2.13

Reserved.
2.14

Defaulting Lenders.
ARTICLE III. TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY
3.01

Taxes.
3.02

Illegality.
3.03

Inability to Determine Rates.
3.04

Increased Costs; Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans.
3.05

Compensation for Losses.
3.06

Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.
3.07

Survival.
ARTICLE IV. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO EFFECTIVENESS
4.01

Conditions of Effectiveness.
ARTICLE V. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
5.01

Existence, Qualification and Power.
5.02

Authorization; No Contravention.
5.03

Governmental Authorization; Other Consents.
5.04

Binding Effect.
5.05

Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.
5.06

Litigation.
5.07

No Default.
5.08

Ownership of Property; Liens.

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5.09

Environmental Compliance.
5.10

Insurance.
5.11

Taxes.
5.12

ERISA Compliance.
5.13

Subsidiaries; Equity Interests.
5.14

Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act.
5.15

Disclosure.
5.16

Compliance with Laws.
5.17

Taxpayer Identification Number; Other Identifying Information.
5.18

Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc.
5.19

Anti-Corruption Laws; Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Sanctions.
5.20

EEA Financial Institutions.
ARTICLE VI. AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
6.01

Financial Statements.
6.02

Certificates; Other Information.
6.03

Notices.
6.04

Payment of Taxes.
6.05

Preservation of Existence, Etc.
6.06

Maintenance of Properties.
6.07

Maintenance of Insurance.
6.08

Compliance with Laws.
6.09

Books and Records.
6.10

Inspection Rights.
6.11

Use of Proceeds.
6.12

Additional Guarantors.
6.13

REIT Status.
6.14

Environmental Matters.
6.15

Anti-Corruption Laws.
ARTICLE VII. NEGATIVE COVENANTS
7.01

Liens.
7.02

Investments.
7.03

Indebtedness.
7.04

Fundamental Changes.
7.05

Dispositions.
7.06

[reserved].
7.07

Change in Nature of Business.
7.08

Transactions with Affiliates.
7.09

Burdensome Agreements.
7.10

Use of Proceeds.
7.11

Financial Covenants.
7.12

Organizational Documents; Ownership of Subsidiaries.
7.13

Negative Pledges.
7.14

Sale Leasebacks.
7.15

Prepayments of Indebtedness.
ARTICLE VIII. EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES

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8.01

Events of Default.
8.02

Remedies Upon Event of Default.
8.03

Application of Funds.
ARTICLE IX. ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
9.01

Appointment and Authority.
9.02

Rights as a Lender.
9.03

Exculpatory Provisions.
9.04

Reliance by Administrative Agent.
9.05

Delegation of Duties.
9.06

Resignation or Removal of Administrative Agent.
9.07

Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders.
9.08

No Other Duties, Etc.
9.09

Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim.
9.10

ERISA Matters.
9.11

Guaranty Matters.
ARTICLE X. MISCELLANEOUS
10.01

Amendments, Etc.
10.02

Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communication.
10.03

No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement.
10.04

Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver.
10.05

Payments Set Aside.
10.06

Successors and Assigns.
10.07

Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality.
10.08

Right of Setoff.
10.09

Interest Rate Limitation.
10.10

Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness.
10.11

Survival of Representations and Warranties.
10.12

Severability.
10.13

Replacement of Lenders.
10.14

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc.
10.15

Waiver of Jury Trial.
10.16

No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility.
10.17

Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents.
10.18

USA PATRIOT Act.
10.19

Replaced Credit Agreement.
10.20

Time of the Essence.
10.21

ENTIRE AGREEMENT.
10.22

Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions


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SCHEDULES
2.01
Commitments and Applicable Percentages
5.05
Supplement to Interim Financial Statements
5.06
Litigation
5.09
Environmental Disclosure Items
5.12(d)
Pension Plan Obligations
5.13
Subsidiaries; Other Equity Investments; Equity Interests in Borrower
5.18
Intellectual Property Matters
10.02
Administrative Agent’s Office; Certain Addresses for Notices
EXHIBITS
A
Form of Assignment and Assumption
B
Form of Guaranty
C
Form of Note
D
Form of Compliance Certificate
E
Form of Notice of Continuation
F
Form of Notice of Conversion
G
Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
H
Form of Disbursement Instruction Agreement
I
Form Notice of Borrowing

    

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SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED TERM LOAN AGREEMENT
This SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED TERM LOAN AGREEMENT is entered into as of October 25, 2018, among TANGER PROPERTIES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, a North Carolina limited partnership (the “Borrower”), each lender from time to time party hereto either as a result of such party’s execution of this Agreement as a “Lender” as of the date hereof or as a result of such party being made a “Lender” hereunder by virtue of an executed Assignment and Assumption (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”), and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent for the Lenders.
WHEREAS, the Borrower is a party to the Replaced Credit Agreement (as defined herein);

WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the Lenders amend and restate the Replaced Credit Agreement in its entirety;

WHEREAS, the Lenders are willing to do so on the terms and conditions set forth herein; and

WHEREAS, (a) this Agreement is an amendment and restatement of the Replaced Credit Agreement in its entirety, (b) all documents, instruments or agreements creating security interests or liens in favor of the “Administrative Agent” or “Lenders” as defined in the Replaced Credit Agreement and securing the obligations thereunder continue to secure the Obligations under this Agreement, and (c) this amendment and restatement does not represent a novation with respect to the rights and “Obligations” under the Replaced Credit Agreement;

NOW, THEREFORE, IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:

        



ARTICLE I.
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
1.01    Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
Adjusted Unencumbered Asset Value” shall mean, as of any Calculation Date, the aggregate amount (without duplication) of the following, but only if and to the extent held directly by the Borrower or any Wholly-Owned Subsidiary or Controlled Subsidiary that is not an Exempt Subsidiary on and as of such Calculation Date:
(a)    the sum of:
(i)    unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents held (excluding any tenant deposits); plus
(ii)    cost value of Projects Under Development that are included in Unencumbered Assets (provided however, that the amount included under this item (a)(ii) shall (A) not comprise more than fifteen percent (15%) of the total amount of Adjusted Unencumbered Asset Value and (B) include only costs incurred as of any Calculation Date); plus
(iii)    cost value of New Developments that are included in Unencumbered Assets (provided however, that the amount included under this item (a)(iii) shall include only costs incurred as of any Calculation Date); plus
(b)    an amount equal to:
(i)    (x) Unencumbered EBITDA for the most recently- ended Annual Period (as adjusted by the Borrower (1) to take into account the Unencumbered EBITDA of any dispositions during such Annual Period of Unencumbered Assets and (2) to deduct Unencumbered EBITDA for any Projects Under Development and New Developments that are included in Unencumbered Assets, each of which adjustments must be approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion), minus (y) the Capital Expenditure Reserve with respect to such assets (excluding Projects Under Development and New Developments that are included in Unencumbered Assets); divided by
(ii)    0.0650
provided, however, that (I) not less than ninety percent (90%) of the sum of items (a)(ii), (a)(iii) and (b) must be derived from retail properties; provided, that if, and to the extent, the amount of the sum of said items (a)(ii), (a)(iii) and (b) derived from non-retail properties exceeds ten percent (10%) of Adjusted Unencumbered Asset Value, said excess shall not be included in Adjusted Unencumbered Asset Value, (II) the Unencumbered Assets from which items (a)(iii) and (b) are derived must have an average occupancy rate of not less than eighty-five percent (85%), determined on a weighted average basis; provided, that if, and to the extent, such average occupancy rate is less than eighty-five percent (85%), amounts attributable to Unencumbered Assets contributing to items (a)(iii) and/or (b) must be removed from the calculation thereof to the extent necessary to cause such occupancy rate to equal or exceed eighty-five percent (85%), and (III) no more than 10.0% of the assets contributing to the determination of Adjusted Unencumbered Asset Value may be allocable to assets owned by Controlled Subsidiaries (and any final calculation of Adjusted Unencumbered Asset Value shall be revised to remove any such excess).
Administrative Agent” means Wells Fargo in its capacity as administrative agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent.
Administrative Agents Office” means the Administrative Agents address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02, or such other address in the continental United States or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify to the Borrower and the Lenders.

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Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire completed by each Lender and delivered to the Administrative Agent in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent from time to time.
Affiliate” means, with respect to a specified Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified.
Agreement” means this Second Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement, as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Anti-Corruption Lawsmeans all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Borrower or its Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption, including, without limitation, the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 and the rules and regulations thereunder and the U.K. Bribery Act 2010 and the rules and regulations thereunder.

Anti-Money Laundering Laws” means any and all laws, statutes, regulations or obligatory government orders, decrees, ordinances or rules applicable to a Loan Party, its Subsidiaries or Affiliates related to terrorism financing or money laundering, including any applicable provision of the Patriot Act and The Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act (also known as the “Bank Secrecy Act,” 31 U.S.C. §§ 5311-5330 and 12U.S.C. §§ 1818(s), 1820(b) and 1951-1959).
Annual Period” shall mean the most recently-ended twelve (12) calendar month period for which the Borrower has provided financial information.
Applicable Percentage” means with respect to any Lender the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the aggregate outstanding principal balance of the Loans represented by such Lender’s Loan at such time. The Applicable Percentage of each Lender as of the Closing Date is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable.
Applicable Rate” means, from time to time, the following percentages per annum, based upon the Debt Rating as set forth below:
Pricing Level
Debt Rating
Eurodollar Applicable Rate
Base Rate Applicable Rate
1
A+/A1 or higher

0.750%

0.000%

2
A/A2

0.800%
0.000%
3
A-/A3

0.850%
0.000%
4
BBB+/Baa1

0.900%
0.000%
5
BBB/Baa2

1.000%
0.000%
6
BBB-/Baa3

1.250%
0.250%
7
below BBB-/Baa3

1.650%
0.650%
Debt Rating” means, as of any date of determination, the rating as determined by either S&P or Moody’s (collectively, the “Debt Ratings”) of the Borrower’s non-credit-enhanced, senior unsecured long-term debt; provided that (a) if the respective Debt Ratings issued by the foregoing rating agencies differ by one level, then the Pricing Level for the higher of such Debt Ratings shall apply (with the Debt Rating for Pricing Level 1 being the highest and the

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Debt Rating for Pricing Level 7 being the lowest); (b) if there is a split in Debt Ratings of more than one level, then the Pricing Level that is one level lower than the Pricing Level of the higher Debt Rating shall apply; (c) if the Borrower has only one Debt Rating, the Pricing Level that is attributable to such Debt Rating shall apply; and (d) if the Borrower does not have any Debt Rating, Pricing Level 7 shall apply.
The Applicable Rate as of the Closing Date through, but excluding, the date on which the Applicable Rate adjusts in accordance with the following sentence shall be determined based on Pricing Level 4. Any change in the Borrower’s Debt Rating which would cause it to move to a different Pricing Level shall be effective as of the first day of the first calendar month immediately following receipt by the Administrative Agent of written notice delivered by the Borrower that the Borrower’s Debt Rating has changed; provided, however, if the Borrower has not delivered the notice required by such Section but the Administrative Agent becomes aware that the Borrower’s Debt Rating has changed, then the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, adjust the Pricing Level effective as of the first day of the first calendar month following the date the Administrative Agent becomes aware that the Borrower’s Debt Rating has changed.
Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.
Arranger means a collective reference to Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., PNC Capital Markets LLC and Regions Capital Markets, a division of Regions Bank, in their capacities as joint lead arrangers and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as sole bookrunner.
Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 10.06(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit A or any other form (including electronic documentation generated by use of an electronic platform) approved by the Administrative Agent.
Audited Financial Statements” means the audited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, including the notes thereto.
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.
Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the higher of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1/2 of 1%, (b) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by the Administrative Agent as its “prime rate”, and (c) the Eurodollar Rate plus 1.00%. The “prime rate” is a rate set by the Administrative Agent based upon various factors including the Administrative Agent’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 prime rate announced by the Administrative Agent shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change. If the Base Rate, as provided above, would be less than zero (0), the Base Rate shall be deemed to be zero (0).
Base Rate Loan” means any portion of a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.
Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.

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Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 CFR § 1010.230.
Borrower” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
Borrowing” means the making of the Loans on the Closing Date pursuant to Section 2.01 and the making of Loans pursuant to Section 2.12 of this Agreement.
Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, the state where the Administrative Agent’s Office with respect to Obligations denominated in Dollars is located and if such day relates to any interest rate settings as to a Eurodollar Rate Loan denominated in Dollars, any fundings, disbursements, settlements and payments in Dollars in respect of any such Eurodollar Rate Loan, or any other dealings in Dollars to be carried out pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any such Eurodollar Rate Loan, means any such day that is also a London Banking Day.
Calculation Date” shall mean each of (a) the last day of each calendar quarter and (b) each other date on which any of the financial covenants of Borrower are calculated.
Capital Expenditure Reserve” shall mean, as of any Calculation Date, an amount equal to the product of (i) the gross leasable area (in square feet) contained in each Unencumbered Asset measured as of the last day of each of the immediately preceding four (4) calendar quarters and averaged, multiplied by (ii) $0.15. Capital Expenditure Reserve shall be calculated on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP and shall include (without duplication) the Equity Percentage of Capital Expenditure Reserve for the Borrower’s Unconsolidated Affiliates.
Cash Equivalents” means (a) securities issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof (provided that the full faith and credit of the United States of America is pledged in support thereof) having maturities of not more than twelve (12) months from the date of acquisition, (b) U.S. dollar denominated time deposits and certificates of deposit of (i) any Lender, (ii) any domestic commercial bank of recognized standing having capital and surplus in excess of $500,000,000 or (iii) any bank whose short-term commercial paper rating from S&P is at least A-2 or the equivalent thereof or from Moody’s is at least P-2 or the equivalent thereof (any such bank being an “Approved Bank”), in each case with maturities of not more than two (2) years from the date of acquisition, (c) commercial paper and variable or fixed rate notes issued by any Approved Bank (or by the parent company thereof) or any variable rate notes issued by, or guaranteed by, any domestic corporation rated A-2 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by S&P or P-2 (or the equivalent thereof) or better by Moody’s and maturing within one (1) year of the date of acquisition, (d) repurchase agreements with a bank or trust company (including any of the Lenders) or recognized securities dealer having capital and surplus in excess of $500,000,000 for direct obligations issued by or fully guaranteed by the United States of America in which any Consolidated Party shall have a perfected first priority security interest (subject to no other Liens) and having, on the date of purchase thereof, a fair market value of at least 100% of the amount of the repurchase obligations and (e) Investments, classified in accordance with GAAP as current assets, in money market investment programs registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which are administered by reputable financial institutions having capital of at least $50,000,000 and the portfolios of which invest principally in Investments of the character described in the foregoing subdivisions (a) through (d).
Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection

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therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.
Change of Control” shall mean a change resulting when (a) Borrower or Parent becomes aware (by way of a report or any other filing pursuant to Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, proxy, vote, written notice or otherwise) that any Person or Group (other than a Permitted Holder) shall at any time Beneficially Own more than 50% of the aggregate voting power of all classes of Voting Stock of Parent; provided, however, that the formation of a direct or indirect parent holding company to Parent shall not be a change of control if (i) Parent is a Subsidiary of such parent holding company, and (ii) no Person or Group (other than a Permitted Holder) shall at any time Beneficially Own more than 50% of the aggregate voting power of all classes of Voting Stock of such parent; (b) the first day that a majority of the members of the Board of Directors of Parent are not Continuing Directors; or (c) Parent, or a wholly owned Subsidiary of Parent, shall cease to be the general partner of the Borrower or to own at least 51% of the outstanding Equity Interests of the Borrower.
As used herein (1) “Beneficially Own” means “beneficially own” as defined in Rule 13d-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any successor provision thereto; provided, however, that, for purposes of this definition, a Person shall not be deemed to Beneficially Own securities tendered pursuant to a tender or exchange offer made by or on behalf of such Person or any of such Person’s Affiliate until such tendered securities are accepted for purchase or exchange; (2) “Group” means “group” for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; (3) ”Voting Stock” of any Person shall mean capital stock of such Person which ordinarily has voting power for the election of directors (or persons performing similar functions) of such Person, either at all times or only so long as no senior class of securities has such voting power by reason of any contingency; (4) “Permitted Holder” shall mean any of: (i) Steven Tanger, his spouse (or former spouse(s), as applicable), any of their descendants, siblings or family members or any of their spouses (or former spouses), or any of their estates (any such persons or estates in his clause (i), a “Tanger Member”), (ii) any trust primarily for the benefit of any Tanger Member or Tanger Members, (iii) any entity the majority of the owners of which are entities under clauses (i) through (ii); (5) ”Continuing Director” shall mean, as of any date of determination, any member of the Board of Directors of Parent who (i) is a member of the Board of Directors of Parent on the date of this Agreement, or (ii) was nominated for election or was elected to such Board of Directors with the approval of a majority of the Continuing Directors who were members of the Board of Directors at the time of such nomination or election; and (6) in calculating any beneficial ownership or percentage ownership of Voting Stock units of the Parent held by any Permitted Holder that are exchangeable for Voting Stock shall be deemed to be outstanding Voting Stock of Parent as if such units had been exchanged for Voting Stock.
Closing Date” means the first date all the conditions precedent in Section 4.01 are satisfied or waived in accordance with Section 10.01.
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Commitment” means, as to each Lender, its obligation to make a Loan to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01.
Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit D.
Connection Income Taxes” means Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.
Consolidated Parties” means a collective reference to the Parent and its consolidated Subsidiaries; and “Consolidated Party” means any one of them.
continue”, “continuation” and “continued” each refers to the continuation of a Eurodollar Rate Loan from one Interest Period to another.

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Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any material provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.
Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.
Controlled Subsidiary” of a Person means (a) any Subsidiary at least 90.0% of the outstanding voting securities of which shall at the time be owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by such Person or one or more Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries of such Person, or by such Person and one or more Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries of such Person, or (b) any partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture or similar business organization at least 90.0% of the ownership interests having ordinary voting power of which shall at the time be so owned or controlled, but that, in each case, is not a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary. Except as otherwise specifically noted, each reference to “Controlled Subsidiary” contained herein shall be to Subsidiaries of the Borrower meeting the qualifications noted above.

convert”, “conversion” and “converted” each refers to the conversion of a Loan of one Type into a Loan of another Type pursuant to Section 2.02.
Debt Rating” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Applicable Rate”.

Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief Laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect and affecting the rights of creditors generally.
Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.
Default Rate” means an interest rate equal to (i) the Base Rate plus (ii) the Applicable Rate, if any, applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (iii) two percent (2.00%) per annum; provided, however, that with respect to a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including any Applicable Rate) otherwise applicable to such Loan plus two percent (2.00%) per annum.
Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.14(b), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent or any Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder within two Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified the Borrower or the Administrative Agent in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity, or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any Equity Interest in that Lender or any direct

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or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above, and of the effective date of such status, shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.14(b)) as of the date established therefor by the Administrative Agent in a written notice of such determination, which shall be delivered by the Administrative Agent to the Borrower and each other Lender promptly following such determination.

Disbursement Instruction Agreement” means an agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit H to be executed and delivered by the Borrower pursuant to Section 4.01(a)(ii), as the same may be amended, restated or modified from time to time with the prior written approval of the Administrative Agent.
Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction) 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.
Documentation Agent” means Branch Banking and Trust Company, in its capacity as Documentation Agent.
Dollar” and “$” mean lawful money of the United States.
Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of any political subdivision of the United States.
EBITDA” shall mean, as of any Calculation Date, (a) Borrower’s and each Wholly-Owned Subsidiary’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization, all determined in accordance with GAAP consistently applied (excluding extraordinary or non-recurring gains or losses and excluding earnings attributable to Joint Ventures or Joint Venture Projects), plus (b) Borrower’s Equity Percentage of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization for Joint Ventures and Joint Venture Projects, all determined in accordance with GAAP consistently applied (excluding extraordinary gains or losses). For purposes of this definition, nonrecurring items shall be deemed to include (i) gains and losses on sale of any Property or Project, (ii) gains and losses on early extinguishment of Indebtedness, (iii) non-cash severance and other non-cash restructuring charges and (iv) transaction costs of acquisitions not permitted to be capitalized pursuant to GAAP. EBITDA shall be adjusted to remove any impact from straight line rent leveling adjustments required under GAAP and amortization of intangibles pursuant to FASB ASC 141.
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Section 10.06(b)(iii) and (v) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 10.06(b)(iii)).
Environmental Complaint” means any complaint, order, demand, citation or notice threatened or issued in writing to any Loan Party by any Person with regard to air emissions, water discharges, Releases, or disposal of any

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Hazardous Materials, noise emissions or any other environmental, health or safety matter affecting any Loan Party or any of their respective Properties.
Environmental Laws” means any and all Federal, state, local, and foreign statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses, agreements or governmental restrictions relating to pollution and the protection of the environment or the release of any materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous substances or wastes, air emissions and discharges to waste or public systems.
Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrants, rights or options for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and all of the other ownership or profit interests in such Person (including partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting, and whether or not such shares, warrants, options, rights or other interests are outstanding on any date of determination.
Equity Percentage” means the aggregate ownership percentage of Borrower and its Subsidiaries in a given Joint Venture, which shall be calculated as follows: (a) for calculation of Indebtedness or liabilities, Borrower’s or such Subsidiary’s nominal capital ownership interest in the applicable Joint Venture as set forth in such entity’s organizational documents, or, if greater, the amount or percentage of such items allocated to Borrower or such Subsidiary, or for which Borrower or such Subsidiary is directly or indirectly responsible, pursuant to the terms of the applicable joint venture agreement (or similar governing agreement) or applicable law and (b) for all other purposes, the greater of (i) Borrower’s or such Subsidiary’s nominal capital ownership interest in the applicable Joint Venture as set forth in such entity’s organizational documents, and (ii) Borrower’s or such Subsidiary’s economic ownership interest in the applicable Joint Venture, reflecting Borrower’s or such Subsidiary’s share of income and expenses of such Joint Venture.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with the Borrower within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Code).
ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) the withdrawal of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such entity 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 the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or notification that a Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization; (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate, the treatment of a Pension Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041 or 4041A of ERISA; (e) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Pension Plan; (f) any event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan; (g) the determination that any Pension Plan is considered an at-risk plan or a plan in endangered or critical status within the meaning of Sections 430, 431 and 432 of the Code or Sections 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA; 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 the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate.

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EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.
Eurodollar Rate” means, subject to implementation of a Replacement Rate in accordance with Section 3.03(b), with respect to any Eurodollar Rate Loan for any Interest Period, the rate of interest obtained by dividing (i) the rate of interest per annum determined on the basis of the rate for deposits in Dollars for a period equal to the applicable Interest Period as published by the ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, a United Kingdom company, or a comparable or successor quoting service approved by the Administrative Agent, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two Business Days prior to the first day of the applicable Interest Period by (ii) a percentage equal to 1 minus the Eurodollar Reserve Percentage. If, for any reason, the rate referred to in the preceding clause (i) is not so published, then the rate to be used for such clause (i) shall be determined by the Administrative Agent to be the arithmetic average of the rate per annum at which deposits in Dollars would be offered by first class banks in the London interbank market to the Administrative Agent at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two Business Days prior to the first day of the applicable Interest Period for a period equal to such Interest Period. Any change in the maximum rate of reserves in the preceding clause (ii) shall result in a change in the Eurodollar Rate on the date on which such change in maximum rate becomes effective. Each calculation by the Administrative Agent of the Eurodollar Rate shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) in no event shall the Eurodollar Rate (including, without limitation, any Replacement Rate with respect thereto) be less than zero and (y) unless otherwise specified in any amendment to this Agreement entered into accordance with Section 3.03(b), in the event that a Replacement Rate with respect to the Eurodollar Rate is implemented then all references herein to the Eurodollar Rate shall be deemed references to such Replacement Rate.
Eurodollar Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on the Eurodollar Rate.
Eurodollar Reserve Percentage” means, for any day, the percentage which is in effect for such day as prescribed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (or any successor) for determining the maximum reserve requirement (including, without limitation, any basic, supplemental or emergency reserves) in respect of eurocurrency liabilities or any similar category of liabilities for a member bank of the Federal Reserve System in New York City.
Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.
Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to any Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its Lending Office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 10.13) or (ii) such Lender changes its Lending Office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 3.01(a)(ii) or (c), amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its Lending Office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.01(e) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed pursuant to FATCA.
Exempt Subsidiaries” means, as of any date of determination, a collective reference to:
(a)    each Subsidiary of any Loan Party that is neither a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary nor a Controlled Subsidiary;
(b)    each non-Material Subsidiary of any Loan Party;

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(c)    each Material Subsidiary of any Loan Party which is (or, promptly following its release as a Loan Party hereunder pursuant to the terms of Section 6.12(b) hereof, shall be) an obligor with respect to any material secured third party Indebtedness; and
(d)    each Material Subsidiary of any Loan Party, the direct or indirect equity interests or assets of which are (or, promptly following its release as a Loan Party hereunder pursuant to the terms of Section 6.12(b) hereof, shall be) Disposed of or otherwise sold, conveyed or transferred, and/or subject to a letter of intent, purchase agreement or other written agreement for the Disposition of, sale or other transfer of such equity interests or assets to a third party purchaser; and
Exempt Subsidiary” means any one of such entities.
Existing Credit Agreement” means that certain Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of January 9, 2018, by and among the Borrower, the lenders referenced therein, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and the other parties thereto, as the same may have been or may hereafter be further amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
FASB ASC” means the Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code.
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 members 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, 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 the Administrative Agent on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent. If the Federal Funds Rate, as provided above, would be less than zero (0), the Federal Funds Rate shall be deemed to be zero (0).
Fee Letter” means (a) that certain fee letter dated as of October 1, 2018, by and among the Borrower, Wells Fargo and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, and (b) each other respective fee letter by and among the Borrower, each other respective Lead Arranger and the other parties thereto.
Fixed Charges” shall mean, as of any Calculation Date, an amount equal to (a) all principal and interest payments due on all obligations of the Borrower and its Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries for the most recently-ended Annual Period, exclusive of balloon maturity payments, plus (b) Borrower’s Equity Percentage of the sum of all principal and interest payments due on all loan obligations of any Joint Venture or otherwise attributable to any Joint Venture Project for such Annual Period, exclusive of balloon maturity payments, plus (c) all Preferred Dividends, if any, payable with respect to such Annual Period, plus (d) a capital expenditure allowance of $0.15 times gross leasable area of owned Projects plus a capital expenditure allowance of $0.15 times gross leasable area of Joint Venture Projects multiplied by the Borrower’s Equity Percentage of such Joint Venture Projects (excluding Projects Under Development and New Developments).
Foreign Lender” means a Lender that is not a U.S. Person.

Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than the United States, a State thereof or the District of Columbia.

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

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Fully Satisfied” means, with respect to the Obligations as of any date, that, as of such date, (a) all principal of and interest accrued to such date which constitute Obligations shall have been irrevocably paid in full in cash, and (b) all fees, expenses and other amounts then due and payable which constitute Obligations shall have been irrevocably paid in cash.
Fund” means any Person (other than a natural Person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or such other principles as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession in the United States, that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied.
Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).
Guarantee” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other 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 obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other 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 obligation, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other 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 obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien). The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith. The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.
Guarantors” means, collectively, as of any date of determination, the Parent and each Subsidiary Guarantor, in each case to the extent such Person has not been released from its obligations under the Guaranty pursuant to the terms of the Guaranty and this Agreement. As of the date of this Agreement, the only Guarantor is the Parent.
Guaranty” means the Second Amended and Restated Continuing Guaranty dated as of the date hereof made by the Parent and each Subsidiary Guarantor in favor of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, substantially in the form of Exhibit B, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, and as joined from time to time by such Persons that become, following the date hereof, a Guarantor.
Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes and all hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and all other substances or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.
Indebtednessmeans all obligations, contingent and otherwise in respect of (a) all debt and similar monetary obligations, whether direct or indirect and whether evidenced by one or more notes, bonds, agreements or other evidences

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of indebtedness; (b) all liabilities secured by any mortgage, pledge, security interest, lien, charge, or other encumbrance existing on property owned or acquired subject thereto, whether or not the liability secured thereby shall have been assumed; (c) all liabilities under capitalized leases; and (d) all guarantees, endorsements and other contingent obligations whether direct or indirect in respect of indebtedness of others, including the obligations to reimburse the issuer in respect of any letters of credit. With respect to Borrower, Indebtedness shall be calculated on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, and including (without duplication) the Equity Percentage of Indebtedness for the Borrower’s Unconsolidated Affiliates.
Indemnified Taxes” means (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in clause (a), Other Taxes.
Indemnitees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.04(b).
Information” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07.
Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date; provided, however, that if any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Rate Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan, the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and the Maturity Date.
Interest Period” means as to each Eurodollar Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurodollar Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Rate Loan and ending on the date one (1) week or one (1), two (2), three (3), six (6) months or, to the extent available from each of the Lenders, twelve (12) months thereafter (or such other period as may be consented to by all Lenders), as selected by the Borrower in its loan notice (and subject to the terms set forth below); provided that:
(a)    any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such Business Day falls in another calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day;
(b)    any Interest Period (other than an Interest Period having a one (1) week duration) 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;
(c)    no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date; and
(d)    a period of twelve (12) months shall be deemed, as used in connection with the term “Interest Period”, to be equal to 364 days and any period in excess of six (6) months shall only be available to the Borrower to the extent available from and consented to by each Lender.
Internal Control Event” means fraud that involves senior management of the Parent or the Borrower who have control over financial reporting, as described in the Securities Laws.
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 capital stock or other securities of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, Guarantee or assumption of debt 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 and any arrangement pursuant to which the investor Guarantees Indebtedness of such other Person, or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of assets of another Person that constitute a business unit.

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IP Rights” has the meaning specified in Section 5.18.
IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Joint Venture” shall mean any Person in which the Borrower owns, directly or indirectly, an Equity Interest, but that is not a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the Borrower.
Joint Venture Projects” shall mean all Projects with respect to which Borrower holds, directly or indirectly, an interest that is less than 100%; provided, that, to the extent either (1) (a) a Consolidated Party, as the buyer of any Project has provided financing in lieu of direct payment of some portion of the purchase price for such Project which allows the seller of such Project to retain a minority ownership interest therein (for such purpose only, an interest that is (i) less than fifteen percent (15%) of the aggregate ownership interest and (ii) is neither a managing member nor a general partner interest); (b) such Consolidated Party has obtained a security interest in the equity interests related to such Project securing the repayment of such financing and providing that such equity interests are, if such financing is not repaid at or prior to its maturity, to be transferred to such Consolidated Party upon the exercise of Borrower’s remedies thereunder; (c) debt service payments related to such financing are matched to the expected distributions under the joint venture agreement related to the applicable Project; and (d) such Consolidated Party obtains control over the Project immediately upon the acquisition thereof or (2) (a) the seller of such Project is to retain a nominal ownership interest therein (for such purpose only, an interest that is (i) less than three percent (3%) of the aggregate ownership interest, (ii) less than three percent (3%) of the economic interests and distribution rights related to the Project and (iii) is neither a managing member nor a general partner interest) and (b) such Consolidated Party obtains control over the Project immediately upon the acquisition thereof; any such Project shall be deemed, for purposes of this Agreement, to be 100% owned by the Borrower and shall not be included as a Joint Venture Project; provided, further, that to the extent a Joint Venture Project is treated as wholly-owned pursuant to item 2 above, the income attributable to, value of and Indebtedness/liabilities related to such project, for purposes of calculating the financial covenants contained herein, shall include only the Borrower’s Equity Percentage of the income, value and/or Indebtedness/liabilities (as applicable) of such Joint Venture Project.
Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, Federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law.
Lender” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
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 in the continental United States as a Lender may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent which office may include any Affiliate of such Lender or any domestic branch of such Lender or such Affiliate. Unless the context otherwise requires each reference to a Lender shall include its applicable Lending Office.
Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement in the nature of a security interest of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any easement, right of way or other encumbrance on title to real property, and any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).
Loan” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.01 or any Loan made pursuant to Section 2.12.
Loan Documents” means this Agreement, each Note, the Guaranty and any other documents, instruments or agreements executed and delivered by the Borrower and/or any Guarantor related to the foregoing.
Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Borrower and each Guarantor.

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London Banking Day” means any day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank eurodollar market.
Material Acquisition” means any acquisition or series of acquisitions taking place pursuant to a single purchase agreement or purchase agreements executed concurrently with one or more third parties over a period not in excess of sixty (60) days by the Borrower and/or any Person constituting part of the consolidated group included in the determination of the components of Total Liabilities or Total Adjusted Asset Value whereby the Borrower and/or such Person(s) acquire assets with a fair market value of at least ten percent (10%) of Total Adjusted Asset Value, as determined immediately prior to such acquisition(s).
Material Adverse Effect” means (a) a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect upon, the operations, business, properties, liabilities (actual or contingent), or financial condition of the Consolidated Parties (including without limitation, the Borrower), taken as a whole; (b) a material impairment of the ability of any Loan Party to perform its material obligations under any Loan Document to which it is a party; or (c) a material adverse effect upon the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against any Loan Party of any Loan Document to which it is a party.
Material Subsidiary” means, as of any date of determination, any Wholly-Owned Subsidiary or Controlled Subsidiary of a Loan Party that holds assets contributing an amount equal to or greater than one quarter of one percent (0.25%) of the calculation of Total Adjusted Asset Value.
Maturity Date” means April 22, 2024.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.
Mortgage” shall mean (a) any mortgage, deed of trust, deed to secure debt or similar security instrument (regardless of priority) made or to be made by any entity or person owning an interest in real estate granting a lien on such interest in real estate as security for the payment of Indebtedness and (b) any mezzanine indebtedness relating to such real estate interest and secured by the Equity Interests of the direct or indirect owner of such real estate interest or which is otherwise recourse to such owner.
Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.
Multiple Employer Plan” means a Plan which has two or more contributing sponsors (including the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate) at least two of whom are not under common control, as such a plan is described in Section 4064 of ERISA.
Negative Pledge” shall mean with respect to a given asset, any provision of a document, instrument or agreement (other than any Loan Document) which (a) prohibits or purports to prohibit the creation or assumption of any Lien on such asset as security for Indebtedness of the Person owning such asset or any other Person or (b) requires the grant of any security for such obligation if security is given for some other obligation; provided, however, that an agreement that conditions a Person’s ability to borrow money or continue to borrow money upon the maintenance of one or more specified ratios and that does not generally prohibit the encumbrance of such Person’s assets, or the encumbrance of specific assets, shall not constitute a Negative Pledge.
New Development” shall mean, as of any Calculation Date, (a) any Project which was a Project Under Development during the most recently-ended Annual Period as to which conditions (a), (b) and (c) as provided for in the definition of Projects Under Development have been satisfied, and (b) any Project acquired during the most recently-ended Annual Period, such Project(s) being a New Development only for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months (or such shorter period as Borrower may elect).

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Non-Consenting Lender” means any Lender that does not approve any consent, waiver or amendment that (i) requires the approval of all Lenders or all affected Lenders in accordance with the terms of Section 10.01 and (ii) has been approved by the Required Lenders.
Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
Note” means a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of a Lender evidencing the Loan made by such Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit C to this Agreement.
Notice of Borrowing” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit I hereto delivered to the Administrative Agent evidencing the Borrower’s request for the borrowing of the Loans.

Notice of Continuation” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit E (or such other form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and containing the information required in such Exhibit) to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.02 evidencing the Borrower’s request for the continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans.

Notice of Conversion” means a notice substantially in the form of Exhibit F (or such other form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and containing the information required in such Exhibit) to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.02 evidencing the Borrower’s request for the conversion of Loans from one Type to another Type.
Obligations” means all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding. The term “Obligations” shall not include any obligations in respect of any Swap Contract between any Loan Party and any Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender.
OFAC” means the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Organization Documents” means, (a) with respect to any corporation, the certificate or articles of incorporation and the bylaws (or equivalent or comparable constitutive documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction); (b) with respect to any limited liability company, the certificate or articles of formation or organization and operating 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.

Original Credit Agreement” means that certain Term Loan Agreement dated as of February 24, 2012 among Borrower, Administrative Agent and the Lenders party thereto.
Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).

Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration

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of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 3.06).
Outstanding Amount” means with respect to Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Loans occurring on such date.
Overnight Rate” means, for any day, the greater of (i) the Federal Funds Rate and (ii) an overnight rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
Parent” means Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., a North Carolina corporation, together with its successors and permitted assigns.
Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).
Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(d).
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Pension Act” means the Pension Protection Act of 2006.
Pension Funding Rules” means the rules of the Code and ERISA regarding minimum required contributions (including any installment payment thereof) to Pension Plans and set forth in, with respect to plan years ending prior to the effective date of the Pension Act, Section 412 of the Code and Section 302 of ERISA, each as in effect prior to the Pension Act and, thereafter, Sections 412, 430, 431, 432 and 436 of the Code and Sections 302, 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA.
Pension Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan (including a Multiple Employer Plan or a Multiemployer Plan) that is maintained or is contributed to by the Borrower and any ERISA Affiliate and is either covered by Title IV of ERISA or is subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412 of the Code.
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 within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA (including a Pension Plan), maintained for employees of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate or any such Plan to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate is required to contribute on behalf of any of its employees.
Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
Preferred Dividends” shall mean, with respect to any Person, dividends or other distributions which are payable to holders of any Equity Interests in such Person which entitle the holders of such Equity Interests to be paid on a preferred basis prior to dividends or other distributions to the holders of other types of Equity Interests in such Person.
Projects” shall mean any and all parcels of real property owned by the Borrower or with respect to which the Borrower owns an interest (whether directly or indirectly) on which are located improvements with a gross leasable area in excess of 50,000 sq. ft. or with respect to which construction and development of such improvements are under development.
Projects Under Development” means, as of any Calculation Date, any Project under development by the Borrower, any Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the Borrower or any Joint Venture (a) classified as construction in progress on the Borrower’s quarterly financial statements or the financial statements of such Joint Venture; or (b) as to which a

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certificate of occupancy has not been issued; or (c) as to which a minimum of 70% of total gross leasable area has not been leased and occupied by paying tenants.
Properties” means, as of any date of determination, all interests in real property (direct or indirect), together with all improvements thereon, owned by any of the Consolidated Parties; and “Property” means any one of them.
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 specified in Section 6.02.
Recipient” means the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder.
Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.06(c).
Registered Public Accounting Firm” has the meaning specified in the Securities Laws and shall be independent of the Borrower as prescribed by the Securities Laws.
REIT” means a Person qualifying for treatment as a “real estate investment trust” under the Code.
Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees, administrators, managers, advisors and representatives of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.
Release” means any release, spill, emission, leaking, pumping, injection, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, leaching, or migration of Hazardous Materials into the environment, or into or out of any Property, including the movement of any Hazardous Materials through or in the air, soil, surface water, groundwater, of any Property.
Replaced Credit Agreement” means that certain Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement dated as of October 29, 2015 among Borrower, Administrative Agent and the lenders party thereto, as the same may have been, prior to the date of this Agreement, amended, restated, supplemented, extended or otherwise modified.
Replacement Rate” has the meaning assigned thereto in Section 3.03(b).
Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the 30 day notice period has been waived.
Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders holding in the aggregate in excess of 50.0% of the Total Outstandings; provided, however, that to the extent the Lenders are voting on any change, amendment, modification, supplement or waiver with respect to (i) the provisions of any of the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 hereof, (ii) the definition of the term “Change of Control” set forth in this Section 1.01 or (iii) Section 8.01(k) hereof, the term “Required Lenders” shall mean Lenders holding in the aggregate at least sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66‑2/3%) of the Total Outstandings; provided, further that, for any “Required Lender” determination, (a) 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 and (b) at all times when two (2) or more Lenders, excluding Defaulting Lenders, are party to this Agreement, the term “Required Lenders” shall in no event mean less than two (2) Lenders.
Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, general counsel, executive vice president, senior vice president, vice president, treasurer, secretary or assistant secretary of a Loan Party, or any other individual who may from time to time be authorized by the Board of Directors of the Borrower to serve as a “Responsible Officer” for the purposes hereof and, solely for purposes of notices given pursuant to Article II, any other officer 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

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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, 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.
Restricted Payment” means (a) any dividend or other distribution, direct or indirect, on account of any shares of any class of the Equity Interests of any Consolidated Party, now or hereafter outstanding (including any payment of dividends by the Borrower necessary to retain its status as a REIT or to meet the distribution requirements of Section 857 of the Internal Revenue Code), (b) any redemption, retirement, sinking fund or similar payment, purchase or other acquisition for value, direct or indirect, of any shares of any class of the Equity Interests of any Consolidated Party, now or hereafter outstanding, and (c) any payment made to retire, or to obtain the surrender of, any outstanding warrants, options or other rights to acquire shares of any class of the Equity Interests of any Consolidated Party, now or hereafter outstanding.
S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and any successor thereto.

Same Day Funds” means with respect to disbursements and payments in Dollars, immediately available funds.
Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, territory or region which is, or whose government is, the subject or target of any Sanctions.

Sanctioned Person” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC (including, without limitation, OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and OFAC’s Consolidated Non-SDN List), the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country or (c) any Person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in clauses (a) and (b), including Persons that are a target of Sanctions due to their ownership or control by any Sanctioned Persons.
Sanctions” means economic or financial sanctions, sectoral sanctions, secondary sanctions, trade embargoes and anti-terrorism laws, including but not limited to those imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by the U.S. government (including those administered by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority with jurisdiction over any Lender in each case applicable to activities of the Parent, the Borrower or any of their respective Subsidiaries or Affiliates.
Sarbanes‑Oxley” means the Sarbanes‑Oxley Act of 2002.
SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.
Secured Indebtedness” shall mean an amount, as of any Calculation Date, equal to (a) any Indebtedness of the Borrower (including, as provided in the last sentence of the definition of the term “Indebtedness,” the Indebtedness of the Borrower’s consolidated affiliates) secured by any encumbrance or by any security interest, lien, privilege, or charge (other than liens for real estate taxes that are not yet due and payable) on any real or personal property, plus (b) Borrower’s Equity Percentage of any Indebtedness of any Joint Venture Projects or any Joint Ventures secured by any encumbrance or by any security interest, lien, privilege, or charge (other than liens for real estate taxes that are not yet due and payable) on any real or personal property.
Securities Holdings” shall mean common stock, preferred stock, other capital stock, beneficial interest in trust, membership interest in limited liability companies and other Equity Interests in entities (other than consolidated

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and unconsolidated subsidiaries) such that the aggregate basis of such interests is calculated on the basis of lower of cost or market value.
Securities Laws” means the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Sarbanes‑Oxley and the applicable accounting and auditing principles, rules, standards and practices promulgated, approved or incorporated by the SEC or the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, as each of the foregoing may be amended and in effect on any applicable date hereunder.
Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which a majority of the shares of securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of the Borrower.
Subsidiary Guarantor” means, as of any date of determination, each Wholly-Owned Subsidiary or Controlled Subsidiary of the Borrower (or any Person already qualified as a Loan Party) that: (a) is not an Exempt Subsidiary, and (b) has incurred, guaranteed, or become liable for (or has agreed to incur, guarantee, or otherwise become liable for) any unsecured obligations (other than with respect to the Loan Documents, ordinary course trade payables, or debt constituting liability under or with respect to any guaranties of standard non-recourse carve-out obligations) in excess of $5,000,000.00.
Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.
Swap Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Swap Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts have been closed out and termination 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).
Syndication Agent” means a collective reference to SunTrust Bank, PNC Bank, National Association and Regions Bank, in their capacities as Co-Syndication Agents and any successor syndication agent with respect to any or all of them.
Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Threshold Amount” means (a) with respect to judgment defaults or ERISA matters, $50,000; (b) with respect to Indebtedness which is non-recourse to a Person (except for customary recourse “carve-outs”), such Indebtedness which is outstanding in a principal amount of at least $50,000,000 individually or when aggregated with all such

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Indebtedness; and (c) with respect to any other Indebtedness of such Person, such Indebtedness which is outstanding in a principal amount of at least $25,000,000 individually or when aggregated with all such Indebtedness. For clarification purposes, no Indebtedness and no Guarantee shall be attributed to any Person hereunder (for purposes of determination of the Threshold Amount of Indebtedness of a Person, including whether such Indebtedness is recourse or non-recourse to such Person) unless such Person is the borrower, guarantor or primary obligor thereof and, if a guarantor, such Indebtedness or Guarantee, as applicable, shall be deemed to be in the amount of such guaranty (and shall exclude any and all guaranties that are not in liquidated amounts, including debt constituting liability under or with respect to any guaranties of standard non-recourse carve-out obligations).
Total Adjusted Asset Value” shall mean, as of any Calculation Date:
(a)    the sum of:
(i)    unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents held by the Consolidated Parties (excluding any tenant deposits); plus
(ii)    the cost value of all undeveloped holdings (raw land or land which is not otherwise an operating property other than any properties determined to be Projects Under Development) held by the Consolidated Parties determined in accordance with GAAP; plus
(iii)    the value of the Consolidated Parties’ Securities Holdings; plus
(iv)    the value of all Mortgages held by the Consolidated Parties; plus
(v)    cost value of Projects Under Development (including only costs incurred as of any Calculation Date and not including the cost value of Projects Under Development which constitute Joint Venture Projects); plus
(vi)    cost value of New Developments (including only costs incurred as of any Calculation Date and not including the cost value of New Developments which constitute Joint Venture Projects); plus
(vii)    Borrower’s Equity Percentage of the cost value of Joint Venture Projects which comply with the definition of Projects Under Development and New Development (including only costs incurred as of any Calculation Date); plus
(b)    an amount equal to
(i)    (A) an amount equal to the EBITDA for the most recently-ended Annual Period (as adjusted by the Borrower (1) to take into account the EBITDA of any dispositions during such Annual Period of Projects and (2) to deduct EBITDA derived from Projects Under Development or New Developments, each of which adjustments must be approved by Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion), minus (B) the sum of (1) a capital expenditure allowance of $0.15 times owned gross leasable area of projects wholly owned by the Borrower or any Wholly-Owned Subsidiary thereof, plus (2) a capital expenditure allowance of $0.15 times gross leasable area of Joint Venture Projects multiplied by the Borrower’s Equity Percentage of such Joint Venture Projects (excluding Projects Under Development and New Developments); divided by

(ii)    .0650

provided, that for purposes of calculating Total Adjusted Asset Value:
(I)     the total amount attributable to item (a)(ii) above shall be limited to five percent (5%) of Total Adjusted Asset Value and, to the extent the amount attributable to item (a)(ii) above exceeds

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such threshold, such amount shall be reduced, in the overall calculation of Total Adjusted Asset Value, such that it equals five percent (5%) of the Total Adjusted Asset Value;
(II)    the total amount attributable to item (a)(iii) above shall be limited to five percent (5%) of Total Adjusted Asset Value and, to the extent the amount attributable to item (a)(iii) above exceeds such threshold, such amount shall be reduced, in the overall calculation of Total Adjusted Asset Value, such that it equals five percent (5%) of the Total Adjusted Asset Value;
(III)    the total amount attributable to item (a)(v) above shall be limited to twenty-five percent (25%) of Total Adjusted Asset Value and, to the extent the amount attributable to item (a)(v) above exceeds such threshold, such amount shall be reduced, in the overall calculation of Total Adjusted Asset Value, such that it equals twenty-five percent (25%) of the Total Adjusted Asset Value; and
(IV)    in addition to the restrictions set forth in items (I), (II), and (III) above, the total amount attributable to assets or EBITDA generated by or attributable to items (I), (II), and (III) above, together with EBITDA generated by or attributable to Joint Venture Projects and/or Joint Ventures and EBITDA generated attributable to item (a)(iv) above shall, in the aggregate, be limited to thirty-five percent (35%) of Total Adjusted Asset Value and, to the extent the amount attributable to such assets exceeds such threshold, such amount shall be reduced, in the overall calculation of Total Adjusted Asset Value, such that it equals thirty-five percent (35%) of the Total Adjusted Asset Value.
Total Liabilities” shall mean, as of any Calculation Date, the sum of (a) all liabilities of the Borrower and its Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries, as calculated in accordance with GAAP (including, in any case and without limitation, deferred taxes), less (i) intercompany items, and (ii) liabilities attributable to Joint Venture Projects or Joint Ventures, plus (b) Borrower’s Equity Percentage of Total Liabilities attributable to Joint Venture Projects or Joint Ventures. Without duplication, Total Liabilities shall include all guarantees (other than debt constituting liability under or with respect to any guaranties of standard non-recourse carve-out obligations), endorsements and other contingent obligations whether direct or indirect in respect of indebtedness of others, including the obligations to reimburse the issuer in respect of any letters of credit.
Total Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Loans.
Total Unsecured Indebtedness” shall mean, as of any Calculation Date, an amount equal to (a) all unsecured Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries, plus (b) without duplication Borrower’s Equity Percentage of any unsecured Indebtedness of any Joint Venture and/or Joint Venture Projects as of such Calculation Date, other than trade indebtedness incurred in the ordinary course of business; provided, that all Indebtedness which is secured by a pledge of equity interests only shall be deemed to be unsecured indebtedness.
Type” means with respect to a Loan (or any portion thereof), its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Rate Loan.
Unconsolidated Affiliate(s)” means, with respect to any Person (the “parent”), at any date, any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity the accounts of which would not be consolidated with those of the parent in the parent’s consolidated financial statements if such financial statements were prepared in accordance with full consolidation method GAAP as of such date.
Unencumbered Assets” shall mean real property that is wholly-owned by the Borrower, a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary, or a Controlled Subsidiary that is not subject to a mortgage lien or to any agreement with any other lender that prohibits the creation of a Lien on that specific property.
Unencumbered EBITDA” shall mean, as of any Calculation Date, EBITDA directly attributable to Unencumbered Assets for the most recently-ended Annual Period.

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

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

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(e)(ii)(B)(III).

Voting Stock” means, with respect to any Person, Equity Interests issued by such Person the holders of which are ordinarily, in the absence of contingencies, entitled to vote for the election of directors (or persons performing similar functions) of such Person, even though the right so to vote has been suspended by the happening of such a contingency.
Wells Fargo” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and its successors.
Wholly-Owned Subsidiary” of a Person means (i) any Subsidiary all of the outstanding voting securities of which shall at the time be owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by such Person or one or more Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries of such Person, or by such Person and one or more Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries of such Person, or (ii) any partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture or similar business organization 100% of the ownership interests having ordinary voting power of which shall at the time be so owned or controlled. Except as otherwise specifically noted, each reference to “Wholly-Owned Subsidiary” contained herein shall be to Subsidiaries of the Borrower meeting the qualifications noted above.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.
1.02    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 definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.” The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.” Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including any Organization Document) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein or in any other Loan Document), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (iii) the words “hereto,” “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document, shall be construed to refer to such Loan Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision thereof, (iv) all references in a Loan Document to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, the Loan Document in which such references appear, (v) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing or interpreting such law and any reference to any law or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, and (vi) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.
(b)    In the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including;” the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding;” and the word “through” means “to and including.”
(c)    Section headings herein and in the other Loan Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

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(d)    All references herein to the “knowledge” of the Borrower or Loan Parties shall be deemed to mean the actual knowledge of the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, treasurer, secretary, assistant secretary, chief operating officer or general counsel of the Parent and/or Borrower.
1.03    Accounting Terms.
(a)    Generally. 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 on a consistent basis, as in effect on the date of this Agreement subject to the provisions of this Section 1.03, from time to time, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the Audited Financial Statements, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of determining compliance with any covenant (including the computation of any financial covenant) contained herein, Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be carried at 100% of the outstanding principal amount thereof, and the effects of FASB ASC 825 and FASB ASC 470-20 on financial liabilities shall be disregarded.
(b)    Changes in GAAP. If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Borrower or the Administrative Agent shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided that, until so amended, (i) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (ii) the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP.
(c)    Accounting for Sales of Real Estate. For purposes of clarification and without limiting the foregoing general requirements of this Section 1.03 or otherwise set forth in this Agreement, all real estate transactions shall, for the duration of this Agreement, be accounted for using standard GAAP accounting (including application, as applicable, of the financing, profit sharing or other alternative accounting methods prescribed by paragraphs 25 to 29 of FASB ASC 66).
(d)    Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities. All references herein to consolidated financial statements of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries or to the determination of any amount for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis or any similar reference shall, in each case, be deemed to include each variable interest entity that the Borrower is required to consolidate pursuant to FASB ASC 810 as if such variable interest entity were a Subsidiary as defined herein.
1.04    Rounding. Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).
1.05    Times of Day. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Eastern time (daylight or standard, as applicable).
1.06    Rates. The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to the rates in the definition of “Eurodollar Rate”.

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ARTICLE II.    
TERM LOAN FACILITY
2.01    Loans.
(a)    Making of Loans. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, on the Closing Date, each Lender party to this Agreement severally and not jointly agrees to make a Loan to the Borrower in the aggregate principal amount equal to the amount of such Lender’s Commitment as provided in Schedule 2.01 hereto. Upon each such Lender’s funding of its Loan, such Lender’s Commitment shall terminate.
(b)    Funding of Loans. Promptly after receipt of the Notice of Borrowing under the immediately following Section 2.02, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Lender of the proposed borrowing. Each such Lender shall deposit an amount equal to the Loan to be made by such Lender to the Borrower with the Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent’s Office, in immediately available funds, not later than 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on the Closing Date. Subject to fulfillment of all applicable conditions set forth herein, the Administrative Agent shall make available to the Borrower in the account specified by the Borrower in the Disbursement Instruction Agreement, not later than 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on the Closing Date, the proceeds of such amounts received by the Administrative Agent.
(c)    Existing Loans. Certain of the Lenders (the “Existing Term Loan Lenders”) made Loans denominated in Dollars to the Borrower under the Original Credit Agreement and the Replaced Credit Agreement. The Borrower hereby agrees and acknowledges that as of the Closing Date, the outstanding principal balance of the Loans is set forth on Schedule 2.01 and shall for all purposes hereunder constitute and be referred to as Loans hereunder, without constituting a novation, but in all cases subject to the terms and conditions applicable to Loans hereunder. Once repaid, the principal amount of a Loan may not be reborrowed.
(d)    Reallocations of Existing Loans. Simultaneously with the Closing Date, (i) the outstanding amount of all Loans (as defined in the Replaced Credit Agreement) previously made to the Borrower shall be reallocated among the Lenders determined in accordance with the amount of each Lender’s outstanding principal balance of Loans set forth on Schedule 2.01, and in order to effect such reallocations, the requisite assignments shall be deemed to be made in amounts from each Existing Term Loan Lender to each Lender, with the same force and effect as if such assignments were evidenced by the applicable Assignment and Assumptions (as defined in the Replaced Credit Agreement) under the Replaced Credit Agreement and without the payment of any related assignment fee, and no other documents or instruments shall be, or shall be required to be, executed in connection with such assignments (all of which are hereby waived) and (ii) each assignee Lender shall make full cash settlement with each corresponding assignor Existing Term Loan Lender, through the Administrative Agent, as the Administrative Agent may direct (after giving effect to any netting effected by the Administrative Agent) with respect to such reallocations and assignments.
2.02    Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans.
(a)    The making of the Loans on the Closing Date, each other Borrowing, each conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone. Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. three (3) Business Days prior to the requested date of the Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans or of any conversion of Eurodollar Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans. Each telephonic notice by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.02(a) must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a written Notice of Borrowing, Notice of Conversion, or Notice of Continuation, as applicable, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower. The making of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in the principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof. The making of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof. Each Notice of Conversion and Notice of Continuation (whether telephonic or written) shall specify (i) whether the Borrower is requesting a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, (ii) the requested date of the conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Loans to which existing Loans are to be converted, and (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with

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respect thereto. If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Notice of Conversion or Notice of Continuation or if the Borrower fails to give a timely Notice of Continuation, then the applicable Loans shall be continued as the same Type of Loan, each having the same Interest Period as the Loans that are the subject of such continuation (e.g., a one-month Eurodollar Rate Loan shall continue as a one-month Eurodollar Rate Loan), subject to the limitations of clause (iii) of the definition of the term “Interest Period”. If the Borrower requests a conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans in any such notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have requested an Interest Period of one month.
(b)    [Reserved]
(c)    Except as otherwise provided herein, a Eurodollar Rate Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurodollar Rate Loan. During the existence of a Default, if so required by the Required Lenders, no Loans may be converted to or continued as Eurodollar Rate Loans.
(d)    The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurodollar Rate Loans upon determination of such interest rate.
(e)    After giving effect to the Borrowings, all conversions of Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than six (6) Interest Periods in effect with respect to Eurodollar Rate Loans.
(f)    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, any Lender may exchange, continue or rollover all of the portion of its Loans in connection with any refinancing, extension, loan modification or similar transaction permitted by the terms of this Agreement, pursuant to a cashless settlement mechanism approved by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, and such Lender.
2.03    Prepayments.
(a)    Generally. The Borrower may, upon notice from the Borrower to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time, voluntarily prepay Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (i) such notice must be in a form acceptable to the Administrative Agent and be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. (A) two (2) Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans and (B) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; and (ii) any prepayment of Eurodollar Rate Loans and Base Rate Loans shall be in the minimum principal amount of $100,000 or, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding. Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid and, if Eurodollar Rate Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Loans. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lenders Applicable Percentage 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 Eurodollar Rate Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05, if any. Each such prepayment shall be applied to the Loans of the Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages.

(b)    [Reserved.]

2.04    Repayment of Loans.
(a)    Generally. The Borrower shall repay to the Lenders on the Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of the Loans outstanding on such date and shall cause all other Obligations to be Fully Satisfied on the Maturity Date.
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(including, without limitation, Section 8.02 hereof), the Borrower shall, immediately upon the occurrence of such acceleration, cause such accelerated Obligations to be paid in full.
2.05    Interest.
(a)    Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) below, (i) each Eurodollar Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the Eurodollar Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate; and (ii) each Base Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate.
(b)    (i) If any amount of principal of any Loan is not paid within five (5) days after the date when due (other than on the Maturity Date, as to which such five (5) day period shall not apply), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.
(ii)    If any amount (other than principal of any Loan) payable by the Borrower under any Loan Document is not paid within five (5) days after the date when due (other than on the Maturity Date, as to which such five (5) day period shall not apply), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, then upon the request of the Required Lenders, such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.
(iii)    Upon the request of the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, the Borrower shall pay interest on the principal amount of all outstanding Obligations hereunder at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.
(iv)    Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.
(c)    Interest on each Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified herein. Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law.
2.06    Fees. The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers and/or Lenders such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing pursuant to the Fee Letters in the amounts and at the times so specified. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid, shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever and shall be payable in Dollars unless otherwise specified.

2.07    Computation of Interest and Fees. All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans (including Base Rate Loans determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate) shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed. All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365-day year). Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall bear interest for one 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.
2.08    Evidence of Debt.
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by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error of the amount of the Loans made by the Lenders to the Borrower and the interest and payments thereon. Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrower hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error. Upon the request of any Lender to Borrower made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans to Borrower 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)    [Reserved]
2.09    Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback.
(a)    General. All payments to be made by the Borrower shall be made free and clear of and without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrower hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars and in Same Day Funds not later than 2:00 p.m. on the date specified herein. The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Applicable Percentage (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office. All payments received by the Administrative Agent after 2:00 p.m. shall be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue. If any payment to be made by Borrower shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be.
(b)    (%3)     Funding by Lenders; Presumption by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of the Borrowing of Eurodollar Rate Loans (or, in the case of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to 12:00 noon on the date of the Borrowing) that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with Section 2.02 (or, in the case of the Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, that such Lender has made such share available in accordance with and at the time required by Section 2.02) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in Same Day Funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the Overnight Rate, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in connection with the foregoing, and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans. If the Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrower the amount of such interest paid by the Borrower for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing. Any payment by the Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.
(i)    Payments by Borrower; Presumptions by Administrative Agent. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders the amount due. In such event, if the Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the

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amount so distributed to such Lender, in Same Day Funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the Overnight Rate.
A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or the Borrower with respect to any amount owing under this subsection (b) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.
(c)    Failure to Satisfy Conditions Precedent. If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the Borrowing set forth in Article IV are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.
(d)    Obligations of Lenders Several. The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Loans and to make payments pursuant to Section 10.04(c) are several and not joint. The failure of any Lender to make its Loan or to make any payment under Section 10.04(c) on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Loan or to make its payment under Section 10.04(c).
(e)    Funding Source. Nothing herein shall be deemed to obligate any Lender to obtain the funds for its Loan in any particular place or manner or to constitute a representation by any Lender that it has obtained or will obtain the funds for its Loan in any particular place or manner.
2.10    Sharing of Payments by Lenders. If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on its Loan resulting in such Lender’s receiving payment of a proportion of the aggregate amount of such Loan and accrued interest thereon greater than its pro rata share thereof as provided herein, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans of the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Loans and other amounts owing them, provided that:
(i)    if any such participations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest; and
(ii)    the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to (x) any payment made by or on behalf of the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement or (y) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans to any assignee or participant, other than to the Borrower or any Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section shall apply).
Each Loan Party consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under applicable law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against such Loan Party rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Loan Party in the amount of such participation.
2.11    Funds Transfer Disbursements. The Borrower hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to disburse the proceeds of any Loan made by the Lenders or any of their Affiliates pursuant to the Loan Documents as requested by an authorized representative of the Borrower to any of the accounts designated in the Disbursement Instruction Agreement.
2.12    Additional Loans. The Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time during the period beginning on the Closing Date to request additional Loans by providing written notice to the Administrative Agent; provided, however, that after giving effect to any such increases the aggregate amount of the Loans shall not

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exceed $500,000,000. Each such increase in the Loans must be an aggregate minimum amount of $15,000,000 and integral multiples of $10,000,000 in excess thereof (or such lesser amounts as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower). The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender upon receipt of any such notice from the Borrower. Each Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent within 5 Business Days after receipt of the Administrative Agent’s notice whether such Lender wishes to provide an additional Loan and if so, the maximum principal amount of the Loan such Lender is willing to provide. If a Lender fails to deliver any such notice to the Administrative Agent within such time period, then such Lender shall be deemed to have declined to provide an additional Loan. If the aggregate principal amount of the additional Loans the Lenders are willing to provide is less than the aggregate principal amount of additional Loans requested by the Borrower, then the Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Borrower, may approach other banks, financial institutions and other institutional lenders regarding providing additional Loans. The Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Borrower, shall manage all aspects of the syndication of such increase in the Loans, including decisions as to the selection of the existing Lenders and/or other banks, financial institutions and other institutional lenders to be approached with respect to such increase and the allocations of the increase in the Loans among such existing Lenders and/or other banks, financial institutions and other institutional lenders. No Lender shall be obligated in any way whatsoever to increase the principal amount of its Loan or provide a new Loan, and any new Lender becoming a party to this Agreement in connection with any such requested increase must be an Eligible Assignee. Effecting the increase of the Loans under this Section is subject to the following conditions precedent: (x) no Default shall be in existence on the effective date of such increase, (y) the representations and warranties contained in Article V and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (or, to the extent qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, in all respects) on and as of the effective date of such increase except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects (or, to the extent qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, in all respects) as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01, and (z) the Administrative Agent shall have received each of the following, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent: (i) if not previously delivered to the Administrative Agent, copies certified by a Responsible Officer of (A) all corporate and other necessary action taken by the Borrower to authorize such increase and (B) all corporate and other necessary action taken by each Guarantor authorizing the guaranty of such increase; (ii) an opinion of counsel to the Borrower and the Guarantors, and addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders covering such matters as reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent (it being acknowledged that an opinion in substantially the same form as the opinion delivered on the Closing Date shall be sufficient to satisfy this condition), and (iii) new Notes executed by the Borrower, payable to any new Lenders and replacement Notes executed by the Borrower, payable to any existing Lenders increasing the principal amount of their Loans (in which event, the applicable existing Lender(s) shall return the applicable existing Note(s) to the Borrower, marked “cancelled” or “superseded”), in the principal amount of such Lender’s aggregate Loan at the time of the effectiveness of the applicable increase in the aggregate principal amount of the Loans. In connection with any increase in the aggregate principal amount of the Loans pursuant to this Section, any Lender becoming a party hereto shall execute such documents and agreements as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.
2.13    Reserved.
2.14    Defaulting Lenders.
(a)    Adjustments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as that Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by applicable Law:
(i)    Waivers and Amendments. Such Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definition of “Required Lenders” and Section 10.01.
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mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article VIII or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 10.08 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; third, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; fourth, so long as no Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and fifth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (y) such Loans were made at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.01 or, with respect to additional Loans made after the Closing Date, Section 2.12 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of such Defaulting Lender. Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this Section 2.14(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.
(b)    Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrower and the Administrative Agent agree in writing that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein, that Lender will take such actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary, whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that subject to Section 10.22 and except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.
ARTICLE III.    
TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY
3.01    Taxes.
(a)    Payments Free of Taxes; Obligation to Withhold; Payments on Account of Taxes.
(i)    Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable Laws. If any applicable Laws (as determined in the good faith discretion of the Administrative Agent) require the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by the Administrative Agent or a Loan Party, then the Administrative Agent or such Loan Party shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding, upon the basis of the information and documentation to be delivered pursuant to subsection (e) below.
(ii)    If any Loan Party or the Administrative Agent shall be required by the Code to withhold or deduct any Taxes, including both United States Federal backup withholding and withholding taxes, from any payment, then (A) the Administrative Agent shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by the Administrative Agent to be required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) the Administrative Agent shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with the Code, and (C) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes, the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after any required withholding or the making of all required

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deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.
(iii)    If any Loan Party or the Administrative Agent shall be required by any applicable Laws other than the Code to withhold or deduct any Taxes from any payment, then (A) such Loan Party or the Administrative Agent, as required by such Laws, shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by it to be required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (B) such Loan Party or the Administrative Agent, to the extent required by such Laws, shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with such Laws, and (C) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes, the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after any required withholding or the making of all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.
(iv)    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (i), (ii), and (iii) above, (x) Borrower shall not be required to increase any such amounts payable to Administrative Agent or any Lender, as the case may be, with respect to any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes (1) that are attributable to such Person’s failure to comply with the requirements of this Agreement, including without limitation, Section 3.06 or (2) that are United States withholding taxes imposed on amounts payable to such Person that are Excluded Taxes; and (y) Borrower shall not be required to compensate Administrative Agent or any Lender pursuant to this Section for any additional sums payable under this Section, including Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes, incurred more than 180 days prior to the date that Administrative Agent or such Lender, as the case may be, notifies Borrower of the Change in Law or other event giving rise to such additional sums and of Administrative Agent’s or such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor.
(b)    Payment of Other Taxes by the Loan Parties. Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) above, the Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.

(c)    Tax Indemnifications.
(i)    Each of the Loan Parties shall, and does hereby, jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section 3.01) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient, and any penalties, interest and reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each of the Loan Parties shall, and does hereby, jointly and severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, for any amount which a Lender for any reason fails to pay indefeasibly to the Administrative Agent as required pursuant to Section 3.01(c)(ii) below.
(ii)    Each Lender shall, and does hereby, severally indemnify, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, (x) the Administrative Agent against any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Party to do so), (y) the Administrative Agent and the Loan Party, as applicable, against any Taxes attributable to

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such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 10.06(d) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (z) the Administrative Agent and the Loan Party, as applicable, against any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent or a Loan Party in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this clause (ii).
(d)    Evidence of Payments. As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Loan Party to a Governmental Authority as provided in this Section 3.01, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of any return required by Laws to report such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(e)    Status of Lenders; Tax Documentation. For purposes of determining withholding Taxes imposed under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), from and after the Closing Date, the Borrower and the Administrative Agent shall treat (and the Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to treat) the Loans as not qualifying as a "grandfathered obligation" within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.1471-2(b)(2)(i). In addition:
(i)    Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation prescribed by applicable law or the taxing authorities of a jurisdiction pursuant to such applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation either (A) set forth in Section 3.01(e)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below or (B) required by applicable law other than the Code or the taxing authorities of the jurisdiction pursuant to such applicable law to comply with the requirements for exemption or reduction of withholding tax in that jurisdiction) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
(ii)    Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that a Borrower is a U.S. Person,
(A)    any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of IRS Form W‑9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;
(B)    any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

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(I)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed copies of IRS Form W-8BENE (or W-8BEN, as applicable) establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BENE (or W-8BEN, as applicable) establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;
(II)    executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI;
(III)    in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed copies of IRS Form W-8BENE (or W-8BEN, as applicable); or
(IV)    to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BENE (or W-8BEN, as applicable), a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-2 or Exhibit G-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;

(C)    any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and
(D)    if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.
(iii)    Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 3.01 expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

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(iv)    Each Lender shall promptly (A) notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent of any change in circumstances which would modify or render invalid any claimed exemption or reduction, and (B) take such steps as shall not be materially disadvantageous to it, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, and as may be reasonably necessary (including the re-designation of its Lending Office) to avoid any requirement of applicable Laws of any jurisdiction that the Borrower or the Administrative Agent make any withholding or deduction for taxes from amounts payable to such Lender.
(v)    The Borrower shall not be required to pay any amount pursuant to this Section 3.01 to any Lender that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction outside of the United States of America or the Administrative Agent, if it is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction outside of the United States of America, if such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, fails to comply with the requirements of this subsection (e). If any such Lender fails to deliver the above forms or other documentation to the extent required hereunder, then the Borrower may withhold from such payment to such Lender such amounts as are required by the Code. If any Governmental Authority asserts that the Borrower did not properly withhold or backup withhold, as the case may be, any tax or other amount from payments made to or for the account of any Lender, such Lender shall indemnify the Borrower therefor, including all penalties and interest, any taxes imposed by any jurisdiction on the amounts payable by or to the Borrower under this Section, and costs and expenses (including all fees and disbursements of any law firm or other external counsel and the allocated cost of internal legal services and all disbursements of internal counsel) of the Borrower.
(f)    Treatment of Certain Refunds. Unless required by applicable Laws, at no time shall the Administrative Agent have any obligation to file for or otherwise pursue on behalf of a Lender, or have any obligation to pay to any Lender, any refund of Taxes withheld or deducted from funds paid for the account of such Lender. If any Recipient determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by any Loan Party or with respect to which any Loan Party has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 3.01, it shall pay to such Loan Party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by a Loan Party under this Section 3.01 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) incurred by such Recipient, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund), provided that each Loan Party, upon the request of the Recipient, agrees to repay the amount paid over to such Loan Party (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Recipient in the event the Recipient is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this subsection, in no event will the applicable Recipient be required to pay any amount to such Loan Party pursuant to this subsection the payment of which would place the Recipient in a less favorable net after-Tax position than such Recipient would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid. This subsection shall not be construed to require any Recipient to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to its taxes that it deems confidential) to any Loan Party or any other Person.
(g)    Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.01 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.
3.02    Illegality. If any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable Lending Office to perform any of its obligations hereunder or make, maintain or fund or charge interest with respect to any Loan or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars in the interbank London market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrower through the Administrative Agent, (i) any obligation of such Lender to issue, make, maintain, fund or charge interest with respect to any such Loan or to make or continue Eurodollar Rate Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be suspended, and (ii) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Base Rate Loans the interest rate on which is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if

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necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, (x) the Borrower shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable convert all Eurodollar Rate Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans (the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component of the Base Rate), either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurodollar Rate Loans and (y) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate, the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Base Rate applicable to such Lender without reference to the Eurodollar Rate component thereof until the Administrative Agent is advised in writing by such Lender that it is no longer illegal for such Lender to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurodollar Rate. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrower shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted.
3.03    Inability to Determine Rates.
(a)    Inability to Determine Rates. Unless and until a Replacement Rate is implemented in accordance with Section 3.03(b) below, if the Administrative Agent reasonably determines, or the Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders, that for any reason in connection with any request for a Eurodollar Rate Loan or a conversion to or continuation thereof or otherwise that (i) Dollar deposits are not being offered to banks in the London interbank Eurodollar market for the applicable amount and Interest Period of such Eurodollar Rate Loan, (ii) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan, or (iii) the Eurodollar Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurodollar Rate Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to the Required Lenders of funding such Loan, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Borrower and each Lender. Thereafter, the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Eurodollar Rate Loans and Base Rate Loans as to which the interest rate is determined by reference to the Eurodollar Rate shall be suspended until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice, such revocation not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower may revoke any pending request for the Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for the Borrowing of Loans that are Base Rate Loans (with the Base Rate determined other than by reference to the Eurodollar Rate) in the amount specified therein.
(b)    Alternative Rate of Interest. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 3.03(a) above, if the Administrative Agent has made the determination (such determination to be conclusive absent manifest error) that (i) the circumstances described in Section 3.03(a)(i) or (a)(ii) have arisen and that such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary, (ii) any applicable interest rate specified herein is no longer a widely recognized benchmark rate for newly originated loans in the U.S. syndicated loan market in the applicable currency or (iii) the applicable supervisor or administrator (if any) of any applicable interest rate specified herein or any Governmental Authority having, or purporting to have, jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which any applicable interest rate specified herein shall no longer be used for determining interest rates for loans in the U.S. syndicated loan market in the applicable currency, then the Administrative Agent may, to the extent practicable (in consultation with the Borrower and as determined by the Administrative Agent to be generally in accordance with similar situations in other transactions in which it is serving as administrative agent or otherwise consistent with market practice generally), establish a replacement interest rate (the “Replacement Rate”), in which case, the Replacement Rate shall, subject to the next two sentences, replace such applicable interest rate for all purposes under the Loan Documents unless and until (A) an event described in Section 3.03(a)(i), (a)(ii), (b)(i), (b)(ii) or (b)(iii) occurs with respect to the Replacement Rate or (B) the Administrative Agent (or the Required Lenders through the Administrative Agent) notifies the Borrower that the Replacement Rate does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to the Lenders of funding the Loans bearing interest at the Replacement Rate. In connection with the establishment and application of the Replacement Rate, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be amended solely with the consent of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, as may be necessary or appropriate, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of this Section 3.03(b). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in

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this Agreement or the other Loan Documents (including, without limitation, Section 10.01), such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any party other than the Administrative Agent and the Borrower so long as the Administrative Agent shall not have received, within five (5) Business Days of the delivery of such amendment to the Lenders, written notices from such Lenders that in the aggregate constitute Required Lenders, with each such notice stating that such Lender objects to such amendment (which such notice shall note with specificity the particular provisions of the amendment to which such Lender objects). To the extent the Replacement Rate is approved by the Administrative Agent in connection with this clause (b), the Replacement Rate shall be applied in a manner consistent with market practice; provided that, in each case, to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, such Replacement Rate shall be applied as otherwise reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent (it being understood that any such modification by the Administrative Agent shall not require the consent of, or consultation with, any of the Lenders).
3.04    Increased Costs; Reserves on Eurodollar Rate Loans.
(a)    Increased Costs Generally. If any Change in Law shall:
(i)    impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement contemplated by Section 3.04(e), other than as set forth below);
(ii)    subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and (C) Connection Income Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or
(iii)    impose on any Lender or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense affecting this Agreement or Eurodollar Rate Loans made by such Lender;
and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon request of such Lender, the Borrower will pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.
(b)    Capital Requirements. If any Lender determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or any Lending Office of such Lender or such Lender’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement or the Loans made by such Lender, to a level below that which such Lender or such Lender’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy), then from time to time the Borrower will pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Lender’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
(c)    Certificates for Reimbursement. A certificate of a Lender setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this Section and delivered to the Borrower shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.
(d)    Delay in Requests. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 3.04 shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s right to demand such compensation, provided that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than 180 days prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of

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such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the 180 day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).
(e)    Additional Reserve Requirements. The Borrower shall, without duplication, pay to each Lender, (i) as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency funds or deposits (currently known as “Eurocurrency liabilities”), additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Eurodollar Rate Loan equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocated to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive), and (ii) as long as such Lender shall be required to comply with any reserve ratio requirement or analogous requirement of any other central banking or financial regulatory authority imposed in respect of the funding of the Eurodollar Rate Loans, such additional costs (expressed as a percentage per annum and rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest five decimal places) equal to the actual costs allocated to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive), which in each case shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan, provided the Borrower shall have received at least 10 days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest or costs from such Lender. If a Lender fails to give notice 10 days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest or costs shall be due and payable 10 days from receipt of such notice. Each Lender hereby certifies, as to itself only, that as of the date of this Agreement, no such reserves are required to be paid by Borrower.
3.05    Compensation for Losses. Upon demand of the Administrative Agent from time to time, the Borrower shall promptly pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Lender, such amount or amounts as the Administrative Agent shall determine in its sole discretion to be sufficient to compensate such Lenders, and hold such Lenders harmless from, any loss, cost or expense incurred by it as a result of:
(a)    any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan (whether voluntary, mandatory, automatic, by reason of acceleration, or otherwise);

(b)    any failure by the Borrower (for a reason other than the failure of such Lender to make its Loan) to prepay, borrow, continue or convert any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on the date or in the amount notified by the Borrower; or

(c)    any assignment of a Eurodollar Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 10.13;

including any loss of anticipated profits, any foreign exchange losses and any loss or expense arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained or from the performance of any foreign exchange contract. The Borrower shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.

For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrower to the Lenders under this Section 3.05, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each Eurodollar Rate Loan made by it at the Eurodollar Rate for such Loan by a matching deposit or other borrowing in the London interbank eurodollar market for a comparable amount and for a comparable period, whether or not such Eurodollar Rate Loan was in fact so funded.

3.06    Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.
(a)    Designation of a Different Lending Office Each Lender may make any Loan to the Borrower through any Lending Office, provided that the exercise of this option shall not affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or requires the Borrower to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender, or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01, or if any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then such Lender shall use reasonable efforts to designate a different Lending Office for funding or booking its Loans

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hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.01 or 3.04, as the case may be, in the future, or eliminate the need for the notice pursuant to Section 3.02, as applicable, and (ii) in each case, would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender. The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment to the extent such designation or assignment is applicable to it.
(b)    Replacement of Lenders. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or if the Borrower is required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01 and, in each case, such Lender has declined or is unable to designate a different lending office in accordance with Section 3.06(a), the Borrower may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 10.13.
3.07    Survival. All of the Loan Parties, Administrative Agent’s, and Lenders’ obligations under this Article III shall survive repayment of all Obligations hereunder, and resignation of the Administrative Agent.
ARTICLE IV.    
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO EFFECTIVENESS
4.01    Conditions of Effectiveness. The effectiveness of the amendment and restatement of the Replaced Credit Agreement by this Agreement is subject to satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:
(a)    The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals or telecopies (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party, each dated the Closing Date (or, in the case of certificates of governmental officials, a recent date before the Closing Date) and each in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and each of the Lenders:
(i)    fully executed counterparts of this Agreement and the Guaranty, sufficient in number for distribution to the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the Borrower;
(ii)    a Disbursement Instruction Agreement effective as of the Closing Date;
(iii)    such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan Party as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party;
(iv)    such documents and certifications as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each Loan Party is duly organized or formed, and that each of the Loan Parties is validly existing, in good standing and qualified to engage in business in each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification, except to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(v)    a favorable opinion of counsel to the Borrower (on behalf of each of the Loan Parties), addressed to the Administrative Agent and each Lender, as to matters concerning the Loan Parties and the Loan Documents as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request;
(vi)    a certificate of a Responsible Officer of each Loan Party either (A) attaching copies of all applicable consents, licenses and approvals required in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by such Loan Party and the validity against such Loan Party of the Loan Documents to which

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it is a party, and such consents, licenses and approvals shall be in full force and effect, or (B) stating that no such consents, licenses or approvals are so required;
(vii)    a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Parent certifying (A) that each Consolidated Party is in compliance in all material respects with all existing contractual financial obligations, (B) all governmental, shareholder and third party consents and approvals necessary for the Loan Parties to enter into the Loan Documents and fully perform thereunder, if any, have been obtained, (C) immediately after giving effect to this Agreement, the other Loan Documents and all the transactions contemplated therein to occur on such date, (1) each of the Loan Parties is solvent, (2) no Default or Event of Default exists, (3) all representations and warranties contained herein and in the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects (or, to the extent qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, in all respects) except (x) to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case such representations were true and correct as of such earlier date, and (y) for purposes of the representations and warranties set forth in Section 5.13, to the extent of changes resulting from transactions and other events contemplated or not prohibited by this Agreement or the other Loan Documents and changes occurring in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business, and (4) the Loan Parties are in compliance with each of the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 (and including detailed calculations of each such financial covenant); (D) that, to such Responsible Officer’s knowledge, there has been no event or circumstance since the date of the Audited Financial Statements that has had or could be reasonably expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; and (E) the current Debt Ratings;
(viii)    evidence that all insurance required to be maintained pursuant to the Loan Documents has been obtained and is in effect; and
(ix)    such other assurances, certificates, documents or consents as the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders reasonably may require.
(b)    There shall not have occurred a material adverse change since December 31, 2017, in the operations, business, properties, liabilities (actual or contingent), or financial condition of the Borrower and the other Consolidated Parties taken as a whole, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent.
(c)    There shall not exist any action, suit, investigation, or proceeding pending or threatened, in any court or before any arbitrator or governmental authority that could have a Material Adverse Effect, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent.
(d)    Any fees required to be paid on or before the Closing Date shall have been paid.
(e)    Unless waived by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall have paid all fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent (directly to such counsel if requested by the Administrative Agent) to the extent invoiced prior to or on the Closing Date, plus such additional amounts of such fees, charges and disbursements as shall constitute its reasonable estimate of such fees, charges and disbursements incurred or to be incurred by it through the closing proceedings (provided that such estimate shall not thereafter preclude a final settling of accounts between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent).
(f)    The Borrower and each other Loan Party shall have provided all information reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent and each Lender in order to comply with applicable “know your customer” and Anti-Money Laundering Laws, including without limitation, the Patriot Act.
(g)    Each Loan Party or Subsidiary thereof that qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation shall, collectively, have delivered to the Administrative Agent, and any Lender requesting the same, one Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to each such Loan Party or such Subsidiary, in each case, at least five (5) Business Days prior to the Closing Date.

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Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 9.03, for purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 4.01, each Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objection thereto.
ARTICLE V.    
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
The Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that:
5.01    Existence, Qualification and Power. Each Loan Party (a) is duly organized or formed, validly existing and, as applicable, in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization, (b) has all requisite power and authority and all requisite governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals to (i) own or lease its assets and carry on its business (except, in the case of any Loan Party other than the Borrower, to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect) and (ii) execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, and (c) is, except to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, duly qualified and is licensed and, as applicable, in good standing under the Laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification or license.
5.02    Authorization; No Contravention. The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is party, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and do not and will not (a) contravene the terms of any of such Person’s Organization Documents; (b) conflict with or result in any breach or contravention of, or the creation of any Lien under, or require any payment to be made under (i) any Contractual Obligation to which such Person is a party or affecting such Person or the properties of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries or (ii) any order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to which such Person or its property is subject; or (c) violate any Law, except, in each case, to the extent that the same could not reasonably be expected to (y) result in such Loan Party’s obligations hereunder or under any other Loan Document to which it is a party to be deemed ineffective, voided or otherwise terminated or (z) have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.03    Governmental Authorization; Other Consents. No approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is necessary or required in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except, in each case, to the extent that failure to obtain or file the same, as applicable, could not reasonably be expected to (a) result in any Loan Party’s obligations hereunder or under any other Loan Document to which it is a party to be deemed ineffective, voided or otherwise terminated or (b) have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.04    Binding Effect. This Agreement has been, and each other Loan Document, when delivered hereunder, will have been, duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is party thereto. This Agreement constitutes, and each other Loan Document when so delivered will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable against each Loan Party that is party thereto in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by (a) applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and (b) the application of general principles of equity, regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.
5.05    Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.
(a)    The Audited Financial Statements (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein; (ii) fairly present, in all material respects, the financial condition of the Parent and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby,

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except as otherwise expressly noted therein; and (iii) show all material indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of the Parent and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof, including liabilities for taxes, material commitments and Indebtedness.
(b)    The unaudited consolidated balance sheet of the Parent and its Subsidiaries dated June 30, 2018, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for the fiscal quarter ended on that date (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (ii) fairly present, in all material respects, the financial condition of the Parent and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby, subject, in the case of clauses (i) and (ii), to the absence of footnotes and to normal year‑end audit adjustments. Schedule 5.05 sets forth all material indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of the Parent and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date not otherwise disclosed or referenced (or otherwise contemplated) in the Form 10-Q report of the Parent filed with the SEC for the most recent fiscal quarter ended prior to the Closing Date.
(c)    Since the date of the Audited Financial Statements, there has been no event or circumstance, either individually or in the aggregate, that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and, to the best knowledge of the Borrower, since the date of the Audited Financial Statements, no Internal Control Event has occurred (other than as disclosed in reports of the Borrower filed prior to the date hereof with the SEC).
5.06    Litigation. There are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened or contemplated in writing, at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or against any of their properties or revenues that (a) purport to affect or pertain to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or any of the transactions contemplated hereby, or (b) except as specifically disclosed in Schedule 5.06, either individually or in the aggregate, if determined adversely, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.07    No Default. Neither any Loan Party nor any Subsidiary thereof is in default under or with respect to any Contractual Obligation that could, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
5.08    Ownership of Property; Liens. Each of the Borrower and each Subsidiary has good record and marketable title in fee simple to, or valid leasehold interests in, all real property necessary in the ordinary conduct of its business, except for such defects in title as could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The property of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries is subject to no Liens, other than Liens not prohibited by Section 7.01.
5.09    Environmental Compliance. Except as set forth on Schedule 5.09, no Loan Party (a) has received any notice or other communication or otherwise learned of any Environmental Liability which would individually or in the aggregate reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect arising in connection with: (i) any non-compliance with or violation of the requirements of any Environmental Law by any Loan Party, or any permit issued under any Environmental Law to any Loan Party; or (ii) the Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment; or (b) to its knowledge, has threatened or actual liability in connection with the Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment which would individually or in the aggregate reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, none of the Loan Parties has received any Environmental Complaint.
5.10    Insurance. The properties of the Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries are insured with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of the Borrower, in such amounts, with such deductibles and covering such risks as are customarily carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in localities where the Borrower or the applicable Subsidiary operates.

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5.11    Taxes. The Borrower and its Subsidiaries have filed all Federal, state and other material tax returns and reports required to be filed, and have paid all Federal, state and other material taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges levied or imposed upon them or their properties, income or assets otherwise due and payable, except those which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and for which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP. There is no proposed special tax assessment against the Borrower or any Subsidiary that would, if made, have a Material Adverse Effect. Neither any Loan Party nor any Subsidiary thereof is party to any tax sharing agreement.
5.12    ERISA Compliance.
(a)    Each Plan is in compliance in all material respects with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Code and other Federal or state laws. Each Pension Plan that is intended to be a qualified plan under Section 401(a) of the Code has received a favorable determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service to the effect that the form of such Plan is qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code and the trust related thereto has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Code, or an application for such a letter is currently being processed by the Internal Revenue Service. To the best knowledge of the Borrower, nothing has occurred that would prevent or cause the loss of such tax-qualified status.
(b)    There are no pending or, to the best knowledge of the Borrower, threatened claims, actions or lawsuits, or action by any Governmental Authority, with respect to any Plan that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. There has been no prohibited transaction or violation of the fiduciary responsibility rules with respect to any Plan that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
(c)    (i) No ERISA Event has occurred, and neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate is aware of any fact, event or circumstance that could reasonably be expected to constitute or result in an ERISA Event with respect to any Pension Plan; (ii) the Borrower and each ERISA Affiliate has met all applicable requirements under the Pension Funding Rules in respect of each Pension Plan, and no waiver of the minimum funding standards under the Pension Funding Rules has been applied for or obtained; (iii) as of the most recent valuation date for any Pension Plan, the funding target attainment percentage (as defined in Section 430(d)(2) of the Code) is 60% or higher and neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate knows of any facts or circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause the funding target attainment percentage for any such plan to drop below 60% as of the most recent valuation date; (iv) neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred any liability to the PBGC other than for the payment of premiums, and there are no premium payments which have become due that are unpaid; (v) neither the Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has engaged in a transaction that could be subject to Section 4069 or Section 4212(c) of ERISA; and (vi) no Pension Plan has been terminated by the plan administrator thereof nor by the PBGC, and no event or circumstance has occurred or exists that could reasonably be expected to cause the PBGC to institute proceedings under Title IV of ERISA to terminate any Pension Plan.
(d)    Neither the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate maintains or contributes to, or has any unsatisfied obligation to contribute to, or liability under, any active or terminated Pension Plan other than (A) on the Closing Date, those listed on Schedule 5.12(d) hereto and (B) thereafter, Pension Plans not otherwise prohibited by this Agreement.
(e)    The Borrower represents and warrants as of the Closing Date that the Borrower is not and will not be using “plan assets” (within the meaning of 29 CFR § 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA) of one or more Benefit Plans in connection with the Loans, the Letters of Credit, or the Commitments.
5.13    Subsidiaries; Equity Interests. Set forth on Schedule 5.13 is a complete and accurate list of all Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures/Unconsolidated Affiliates of the Borrower as of the date of this Agreement and as updated in accordance with the terms of Section 6.02 hereof, including their respective business forms, jurisdictions of organization, respective equity owners and respective equity ownership interests, thereof. The Equity Interests owned by Borrower in each Subsidiary and each Joint Venture/Unconsolidated Affiliate are validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and are owned by Borrower free and clear of all Liens, except to the extent that the failure or non-compliance of the same would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

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5.14    Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act.
(a)    The Borrower is not engaged and will not engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U issued by the FRB), or extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock.
(b)    None of the Borrower, any Person Controlling the Borrower, or any Subsidiary is or is required to be registered as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
5.15    Disclosure.
(a)    To Borrower’s knowledge, the Borrower has disclosed or made available to the Administrative Agent all material agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which it or any of its Subsidiaries are subject, and all other matters known to it, that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. To Borrower’s knowledge, no report, financial statement, certificate or other information furnished (whether in writing or orally) by or on behalf of any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and the negotiation of this Agreement or delivered hereunder or under any other Loan Document (in each case, as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) contains on the date furnished any material misstatement of material fact or omits on the date furnished to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, the Borrower represents only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions that Borrower believed to be reasonable at the time.
(b)    As of the Closing Date, if applicable, the information included in each Beneficial Ownership Certification is true and correct in all respects.
5.16    Compliance with Laws. Each Loan Party and each Subsidiary thereof is in compliance in all material respects with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its properties, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted or (b) the failure to comply therewith, either individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.17    Taxpayer Identification Number; Other Identifying Information. The true and correct U.S. taxpayer identification number of the Borrower and each Guarantor existing as of the date hereof is set forth on Schedule 10.02.
5.18    Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc. The Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries own, or possess the right to use, all of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, patents, patent rights, franchises, licenses and other intellectual property rights (collectively, “IP Rights”) that are reasonably necessary for and material to the operation of their respective businesses, without conflict with the rights of any other Person, except for such conflicts that could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of the Borrower, no slogan or other advertising device, product, process, method, substance, part or other material now employed, or now contemplated to be employed, by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any of them, and that is material to Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, infringes upon any rights held by any other Person, except for such conflicts that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as specifically disclosed in Schedule 5.18, no claim or litigation regarding any of the foregoing is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened in writing, which, either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.19    Anti-Corruption Laws; Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Sanctions.
(a)    None of (1) the Parent, Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary, any of their respective directors, officers, or, to the knowledge of the Parent, Borrower, such other Loan Party or such other Subsidiary, any of their respective employees or Affiliates, or (2) to the knowledge of the Parent or Borrower, any agent or representative of the Borrower or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from the Agreement, (A) is a Sanctioned Person or currently the subject or target of any Sanctions, (B) is acting on behalf of a Sanctioned Person,

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(C) has its assets located in a Sanctioned Country, or (D) is under administrative, civil or criminal investigation for an alleged violation of, or received notice from any governmental entity regarding a possible violation of, Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering Laws or Sanctions by a governmental authority that enforces Sanctions or any Anti-Corruption Laws or Anti-Money Laundering Laws.
(b)    Each of the Parent, the Borrower and their respective Subsidiaries has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents with all Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering Laws and applicable Sanctions.
(c)    Each of the Parent, the Borrower and their respective Subsidiaries, each director, officer, and to the knowledge of Parent or Borrower, employee, agent and Affiliate of the Parent or Borrower and each such Subsidiary, is in compliance with all Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering Laws in all material respects and applicable Sanctions.
(d)    No proceeds of any Loans or other extensions of credit hereunder have been used, directly or indirectly, by the Parent, Borrower, any of their respective Subsidiaries or any of its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents in violation of Section 6.11 or Section 6.15.
5.20    EEA Financial Institutions. No Loan Party is an EEA Financial Institution.

ARTICLE VI.    
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied (other than contingent obligations for which no claim has been asserted), the Borrower shall, and shall, except in the case of the covenants set forth in Sections 6.01, 6.02, and 6.03 and/or to the extent the failure to do so would not result in a Material Adverse Effect, cause each Subsidiary to:
6.01    Financial Statements. Deliver to the Administrative Agent and each Lender, in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders:
(a)    as soon as available, but in any event within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Parent, a consolidated and consolidating balance sheet of the Parent and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal year, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year, all in reasonable detail and prepared in accordance with GAAP, such consolidated statements to be audited and accompanied by (A) a report and opinion of a Registered Public Accounting Firm of nationally recognized standing reasonably acceptable to the Required Lenders, which report and opinion shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and applicable Securities Laws and shall not be subject to any “going concern” or like qualification or exception or any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit, and such consolidating statements to be certified, to knowledge, by the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, treasurer, controller or other senior financial or accounting executive of the Parent to the effect that such statements are fairly stated in all material respects when considered in relation to the consolidated financial statements of the Parent and its Subsidiaries, (B) a report of such Registered Public Accounting Firm as to the effectiveness of Borrower’s internal control over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404 of Sarbanes‑Oxley; and (C) any other information included in the Parent’s or the Borrower’s Form 10-K for such fiscal year;
(b)    as soon as available, but in any event within 45 days after the end of each of the first three fiscal quarters of each fiscal year of the Parent (commencing with the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2018), a consolidated balance sheet of the Parent and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal quarter, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations and cash flows for such fiscal quarter and for the portion of the Parent’s fiscal year then ended,

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and any other information included in the Parent’s or the Borrower’s Form 10-Q for such fiscal quarter, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding fiscal quarter of the previous fiscal year and the corresponding portion of the previous fiscal year, all in reasonable detail, such consolidated statements to be certified, to knowledge, by the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, treasurer, controller or other senior financial or accounting executive of the Parent as fairly presenting, in all material respects, the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the Parent and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes; and
(c)    no later than January 31 of each year, pro forma projected financial statements for the Parent and its Subsidiaries made in good faith, including anticipated sources and uses of cash for the four (4) calendar quarters constituting such calendar year, and no later than August 31 of each year preliminary pro forma projected sources and uses of cash for such parties made in good faith for the succeeding fiscal year.
As to any information contained in materials furnished pursuant to Section 6.02(d), the Borrower shall not be separately required to furnish such information under clause (a) or (b) above, but the foregoing shall not be in derogation of the obligation of the Borrower to furnish the information and materials described in clauses (a) and (b) above at the times specified therein, to the extent not so furnished.
6.02    Certificates; Other Information. Deliver to the Administrative Agent and each Lender, in form and detail satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders:
(a)    concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Sections 6.01(a), a projection of capital expenditures for the next fiscal year for each Property of the Consolidated Parties.
(b)    concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Sections 6.01(a) and (b):
(i)    a Compliance Certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Parent (A) demonstrating compliance, as of the end of each such fiscal period, with the financial covenants contained in Section 7.11, in each case by detailed calculation thereof (which calculation shall be in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and which shall include, among other things, an explanation of the methodology used in such calculation and a breakdown of the components of such calculation), (B) stating that, to such Responsible Officer’s knowledge, the Loan Parties were in compliance with each of the covenants set forth in Articles VI and VII of this Agreement at all times and in all material respects during such fiscal period; and (C) stating that, as of the end of each such fiscal period, no Default or Event of Default exists, or if any Default or Event of Default does exist, specifying the nature and extent thereof and what action the Loan Parties propose to take with respect thereto;
(ii)    a schedule of the Properties summarizing net operating income and occupancy rates as of the last day of the applicable quarter;
(iii)    a summary of property purchases during the applicable quarter;
(iv)    an update to Schedule 5.13 attached hereto (which such update shall, in each case, be deemed to replace, amend and restate such schedule);
(v)    a listing of all Projects Under Development showing the total capital obligation of the Consolidated Parties with respect to each such Project Under Development and funds expended to date in connection with each such Project Under Development.
(c)    promptly after any written request by the Administrative Agent, copies of any detailed audit reports, management letters or recommendations submitted to the board of directors (or the audit committee of the board of directors) of the Borrower by independent accountants in connection with the accounts or books of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, or any audit of any of them;

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(d)    promptly after the same are available, copies of each annual report, proxy or financial statement or other report or communication sent to the stockholders of the Borrower, and copies of all annual, regular, periodic and special reports and registration statements which the Borrower may file or be required to file with the SEC under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and not otherwise required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant hereto;
(e)    promptly, and in any event within five (5) Business Days after receipt thereof by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof, copies of each written notice or other correspondence received from the SEC (or comparable agency in any applicable non-U.S. jurisdiction) concerning any investigation or possible investigation or other inquiry by such agency regarding financial or other operational results of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof; and
(f)    promptly, such additional information regarding the business, financial or corporate affairs of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, or compliance with the terms of the Loan Documents, as the Administrative Agent may from time to time reasonably and customarily request.
Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b) or Section 6.02(d) (to the extent any such documents are included in materials otherwise filed with the SEC) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which the Borrower posts such documents, or provides a link thereto on the Borrower’s website on the Internet at the website address listed on Schedule 10.02; or (ii) on which such documents are posted on the Borrower’s behalf on an Internet or intranet website, if any, to which each Lender and the Administrative Agent have access (whether a commercial, third-party website or whether sponsored by the Administrative Agent); provided that: (i) the Borrower shall deliver paper copies of such documents to the Administrative Agent or any Lender upon its written request to the Borrower to deliver such paper copies until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent or such Lender and (ii) the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent and each Lender (by telecopier or electronic mail) of the posting of any such documents and provide to the Administrative Agent by electronic mail electronic versions (i.e., soft copies) of such documents. The Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to request the delivery of or to maintain paper copies of the documents referred to above, and in any event shall have no responsibility to monitor compliance by the Borrower with any such request by a Lender for delivery, and each Lender shall be solely responsible for requesting delivery to it or maintaining its copies of such documents.
The Borrower hereby acknowledges that (a) the Administrative Agent and/or the Arrangers will make available to the Lenders materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of the Borrower hereunder (collectively, “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on IntraLinks or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (b) certain of the Lenders (each, a “Public Lender”) may have personnel who do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its Affiliates, or the respective securities of any of the foregoing, and who may be engaged in investment and other market-related activities with respect to such Persons’ securities. The Borrower hereby agrees that (w) all Borrower Materials that are to be made available to Public Lenders shall be clearly and conspicuously marked “PUBLIC” which, at a minimum, shall mean that the word “PUBLIC” shall appear prominently on the first page thereof; (x) by marking Borrower Materials “PUBLIC,” the Borrower shall be deemed to have authorized the Administrative Agent, the Arrangers, and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its securities for purposes of United States Federal and state securities laws (provided, however, that to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 10.07); (y) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated “Public Side Information;” and (z) the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers shall be entitled to treat any Borrower Materials that are not marked “PUBLIC” as being suitable only for posting on a portion of the Platform not designated “Public Side Information.”
6.03    Notices. Promptly after it has knowledge thereof, notify the Administrative Agent and each Lender:
(a)    of the occurrence of any Default;
(b)    of any matter that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, including (i) breach or non-performance of, or any default under, a material Contractual Obligation of the Borrower

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or any Subsidiary; (ii) any material dispute, litigation, investigation, proceeding or suspension between the Borrower or any Subsidiary and any Governmental Authority; or (iii) the commencement of, or any material development in, any litigation or proceeding affecting the Borrower or any Subsidiary, including pursuant to any applicable Environmental Laws; that could, in any such event, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(c)    of the occurrence of any ERISA Event;
(d)    of any material change in accounting policies or financial reporting practices by the Borrower or any Subsidiary;
(e)    of the occurrence of any Internal Control Event; and
(f)    of any announcement by Moody’s or S&P of any change or possible change in a Debt Rating.
Each notice pursuant to this Section 6.03 (other than Section 6.03(e)) shall be accompanied by a statement of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein and stating what action the Borrower has taken and proposes to take with respect thereto. Each notice pursuant to Section 6.03(a) shall describe with particularity any and all provisions of this Agreement and any other Loan Document that have been breached.
6.04    Payment of Taxes. Pay and discharge as the same shall become due and payable, all of its tax liabilities, assessments and governmental charges or levies upon it or its properties or assets, (a) unless the same are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP are being maintained by the Borrower or such Subsidiary or (b) except to the extent that the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
6.05    Preservation of Existence, Etc. (a) Preserve, renew and maintain in full force and effect its legal existence and good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its organization except in a transaction permitted by Section 7.04 or 7.05; (b) take all reasonable action to maintain all rights, privileges, permits, licenses and franchises necessary or desirable in the normal conduct of its business, except to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (c) preserve or renew all of its registered patents, trademarks, trade names and service marks, the non-preservation of which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
6.06    Maintenance of Properties. (a) Maintain, preserve and protect all of its material properties and equipment necessary in the operation of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted; (b) make all necessary repairs thereto and renewals and replacements thereof except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (c) use the standard of care typical in the industry in the operation and maintenance of its facilities.
6.07    Maintenance of Insurance. Maintain with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of Borrower, insurance with respect to its properties and business against loss or damage of the kinds customarily insured against by Persons engaged in the same or similar business, of such types and in such amounts as are customarily carried under similar circumstances by such other Persons.
6.08    Compliance with Laws. Comply in all material respects with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its business or property, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted; or (b) the failure to comply therewith could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
6.09    Books and Records. (a) Maintain proper books of record and account, in which full, true and correct entries, in all material respects, in conformity with GAAP consistently applied shall be made of all financial transactions and matters involving the assets and business of the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as the case may be; and (b) maintain

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such books of record and account in material conformity with all applicable requirements of any Governmental Authority having regulatory jurisdiction over the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as the case may be.
6.10    Inspection Rights. Permit representatives appointed by the Administrative Agent or Lenders (as coordinated by the Administrative Agent), including, without limitation, independent accountants, agents, attorneys, and appraisers to visit and inspect any of its Properties, to examine its corporate, financial and operating records, and make copies thereof or abstracts therefrom, and to discuss its affairs, finances and accounts with its directors, officers, and independent public accountants, all at the expense of the Borrower and at such reasonable times during normal business hours and as often as may be reasonably desired, upon reasonable advance notice to the Borrower (provided through the Administrative Agent) and in a manner that will not unreasonably interfere with such Person’s business operations; provided, however, that when an Event of Default exists the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or any of their respective representatives or independent contractors) may do any of the foregoing at the expense of the Borrower at any time during normal business hours and without advance notice; provided, further, however that all such persons shall obtain and maintain all such information and materials in confidence, and otherwise subject to and in compliance with the terms of Section 10.07. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 6.10, the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries shall not be required to disclose, or allow inspection of any document or information that (i) constitutes non-financial trade secrets or non-financial proprietary information, (ii) in respect of which disclosure to the Administrative Agent or any Lender is prohibited by Law or would violate any contractual confidentiality obligations to a third party if such obligations were not entered into in contemplation of this Agreement or (iii) is subject to attorney-client or similar privilege or constitutes attorney work-product; provided that, in each case, the Borrower will advise the Administrative Agent that information is being withheld.
6.11    Use of Proceeds.
(a)    Use the proceeds of the Loans solely for the following purposes: (i) to finance the acquisition of real properties; (ii) to finance the development of improvements to real properties; (iii) to refinance and/or retire existing Indebtedness, and (iv) for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
(b)    The Borrower will not request any Loan, and the Borrower shall not use, and shall ensure that its Subsidiaries and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall not use, the proceeds of any Loan, directly or to Borrower’s knowledge indirectly, (i) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of value, to any Person in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws, (ii) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country, or (iii) in any manner that would result in the violation of any Sanctions applicable to any party hereto.
6.12    Additional Guarantors.
(a)    If, from time to time, any Person qualifies as a Subsidiary Guarantor, the Borrower shall (i) if such Person is a Domestic Subsidiary of a Loan Party, cause such Person to promptly (and in any event within fifteen (15) days from the date any such Person meets the requirements for becoming a Guarantor as set forth in this Section 6.12) become a Guarantor by executing and delivering to the Administrative Agent a counterpart of the Guaranty or such other documents or materials as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably deem appropriate for such purpose, (ii) provide the Administrative Agent with notice thereof, and (iii) cause such Person to deliver to the Administrative Agent documents of the types referred to in clauses (iii), (iv) and (ix) of Section 4.01(a), all in form, content and scope reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided, that to the extent such Person holds (whether upon delivery of the items required above or at any time after the delivery of the items required above) assets with a fair market value in excess of $20,000,000, the Borrower shall (if requested by Administrative Agent) cause to be delivered to the Administrative Agent favorable opinions of counsel to such Person (which shall cover, among other things, the legality, validity, binding effect and enforceability of the documentation referred to in this clause (a)).
(b)    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement to the contrary to the extent a Guarantor anticipates that it will no longer meet the requirements of the definition of a Subsidiary Guarantor, the Borrower may request a release of such Guarantor as a Guarantor hereunder in accordance with the following:

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(i)    the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent, not less than ten (10) days and not more than forty-five (45) days prior to the anticipated or intended release of a Subsidiary Guarantor hereunder, a written request for release of the applicable Subsidiary Guarantor; and
(ii)    the Administrative Agent shall have reviewed and approved (in writing) the request for release delivered pursuant to subclause (i) above; provided, that the failure of the Administrative Agent to respond to such a request within ten (10) days of its receipt thereof shall constitute the Administrative Agent’s approval thereof.
Notwithstanding any language to the contrary above, so long as a Responsible Officer of the Borrower (or Parent) has certified in a compliance certificate (and the Administrative Agent has no evidence or information which brings into reasonable doubt the veracity of such certifications) that the Subsidiary Guarantor no longer meets the requirements of the definition of Subsidiary Guarantor, the request for release shall be approved and issued by the Administrative Agent within the 10-day time period specified in subsection (b)(ii); provided, however, no such release of a Guarantor hereunder shall become effective until such Subsidiary Guarantor no longer meets the requirements of the definition of a Subsidiary Guarantor.
Upon satisfaction of each of the above-noted conditions, a Guarantor shall be deemed released from its obligations hereunder and under each of the Loan Documents. Administrative Agent shall, upon written request therefore, provide a written confirmation of the release of the applicable Guarantor hereunder.
6.13    REIT Status. Take all action necessary to maintain the Parent’s status as a REIT.
6.14    Environmental Matters.
(a)    Reimburse the Administrative Agent and Lenders for and hereby hold the Administrative Agent and Lenders harmless from all fines or penalties made or levied against the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders by any Governmental Authority as a result of or in connection with (i) the use of Hazardous Materials at the Properties, (ii) the use of Hazardous Materials at the facilities thereon, or (iii) the use, generation, storage, transportation, discharge, release or handling of any Hazardous Materials at the Properties, or as a result of any release of any Hazardous Materials onto the ground or into the water or air from or upon the Properties at any time. The Loan Parties also agree that they will reimburse the Administrative Agent and Lenders for and indemnify and hold the Administrative Agent and Lenders harmless from any and all costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees actually incurred) and for all civil claims, judgments or penalties incurred entered, assessed, or levied against the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders as a result of any of the Loan Parties’ use of Hazardous Materials at the Properties or as a result of any release of any Hazardous Materials on the ground or into the water or air by any of the Loan Parties from or upon the Properties. Such reimbursement or indemnification shall include but not be limited to any and all judgments or penalties to recover the costs of cleanup of any such release by any of the Loan Parties from or upon the Properties and all reasonable expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders as a result of such a civil action, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees. The Loan Parties’ obligations under this section shall survive the repayment of the Loans and be in supplement of any and all other reimbursement or indemnity obligations of the Borrower set forth herein. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 6.14(a), in no event shall the Borrower or any other Loan Party have any obligation to reimburse or otherwise indemnify the Administrative Agent and Lender if and to the extent that any claims arise as the direct result of any action of the Administrative Agent and/or any of the Lenders (or any Person(s) claiming by, through or under any of them) at the Properties, or any of them.
(b)    If the Administrative Agent requests in writing and if (i) the Borrower or the applicable Subsidiary does not have environmental insurance with respect to any property owned, leased or operated by a Loan Party or (ii) the Administrative Agent has reason to believe that there exist Hazardous Materials in material violation of applicable Environmental Laws, on any property owned, leased or operated by a Loan Party, which Hazardous Materials materially and adversely affect the value of such property and with respect to which the Borrower has not furnished a report within the immediately previous twelve (12) month period, Borrower shall furnish or cause to be furnished to the Administrative Agent, at the Borrower’s expense, a report of an environmental assessment of reasonable scope, form and depth by a consultant reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, including, where appropriate and if recommended by

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such consultant, invasive soil or groundwater sampling, as to the nature and extent of the presence of such Hazardous Materials on any such property and as to the compliance by the applicable Loan Party(ies) with Environmental Laws; provided that if there exists a continuing Default or Event of Default as of the date of the Administrative Agent’s written request for an environmental report pursuant to the terms hereof, the Borrower shall provide such report regardless of whether either of the conditions set forth in subsections (i) and (ii) above have been satisfied. If the Borrower fails to deliver such an environmental report within seventy-five (75) days after receipt of such written request then the Administrative Agent may arrange for same, and the parties hereto hereby grant to the Administrative Agent and their representatives or shall attempt in good faith to cause the applicable Loan Party(ies) to so grant access to the Properties and a license of a scope reasonably necessary to undertake such an assessment, including, where appropriate, invasive soil or groundwater sampling; provided, however, that no such invasive soil or groundwater sampling shall be undertaken without Borrower’s prior written approval unless an Event of Default exists hereunder
(c)    Conduct and complete (or use good faith efforts to cause to be conducted and completed) all investigations, studies, sampling, and testing and all remedial, removal, and other actions necessary to address all Hazardous Materials on, from, or affecting any Property to the extent necessary to be in material compliance with all Environmental Laws and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, rules and policies and with the orders and directives of all Governmental Authorities exercising jurisdiction over such real property to the extent any failure could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(d)    Provide upon such Person’s receipt thereof all insurance certificate(s) evidencing the environmental insurance held by any Person with respect to any of the Properties.
6.15    Anti-Corruption Laws. The Borrower will (a) maintain in effect and enforce policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure compliance by the Parent, the Borrower, their respective Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with all Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering Laws and applicable Sanctions, (b) notify the Administrative Agent and each Lender that previously received a Beneficial Ownership Certification of any change in the information provided in the Beneficial Ownership Certification that would result in a change to the list of beneficial owners identified therein and (c) promptly upon the reasonable request of the Administrative Agent or any Lender, provide the Administrative Agent or such Lender, as the case may be, any information or documentation requested by it for purposes of complying with the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
ARTICLE VII.    
NEGATIVE COVENANTS
So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder or any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied (other than contingent obligations for which no claim has been asserted), the Borrower shall not, nor shall it permit any Wholly-Owned Subsidiary or Controlled Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly:
7.01    Liens. Contract, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Lien with respect to any of its property, assets or revenues or the property, assets or revenues of any other Person, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, if the Indebtedness underlying such Lien, at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness and immediately after giving effect thereto on a pro forma basis, would cause the Borrower to be in violation of any of the provisions of Section 7.11 hereof.
7.02    Investments. Make any Investments, except:
(a)    Projects Under Development, undeveloped land holdings, Joint Venture Projects and Joint Ventures, Securities Holdings and Mortgages;
(b)    Investments held in the form of Cash Equivalents;
(c)    advances to officers, directors and employees in an aggregate amount not to exceed $100,000 at any time outstanding, for travel, entertainment, relocation and analogous ordinary business purposes;

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(d)    Investments in any other Loan Party and/or in any Subsidiary;
(e)    Investments consisting of extensions of credit in the nature of accounts receivable or notes receivable arising from the grant of trade credit in the ordinary course of business, and Investments received in satisfaction or partial satisfaction thereof from financially troubled account debtors to the extent reasonably necessary in order to prevent or limit loss;
(f)    payments relating to pre-development expenses, pursuit costs, property acquisition and diligence expenses and similar out-of-pocket costs and expenses regarding properties that are not yet owned by the Borrower or any Subsidiary; and
(g)    Investments existing on the date of this Agreement.
7.03    Indebtedness. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, except:
(a)    Indebtedness under the Loan Documents; and
(b)    any other Indebtedness (including, without limitation, Guarantees in respect of Indebtedness otherwise permitted hereunder of the Borrower or any Subsidiary) to the extent such Indebtedness, at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness and immediately after giving effect thereto on a pro forma basis, would not cause the Borrower to be in violation of any of the provisions of Section 7.11; provided, that to the extent such Indebtedness is in the form of obligations under any Swap Contract (i) such obligations are (or were) entered into by such Person in the ordinary course of business for the purpose of directly mitigating risks associated with liabilities, commitments, investments, assets, or property held or reasonably anticipated by such Person, or changes in the value of securities issued by such Person, and not for purposes of speculation or taking a “market view;” and (ii) such Swap Contract does not contain any provision exonerating the non-defaulting party from its obligation to make payments on outstanding transactions to the defaulting party.
7.04    Fundamental Changes. Except as otherwise permitted under this Agreement, merge, dissolve, liquidate, consolidate with or into another Person (unless Borrower, such Wholly-Owned Subsidiary, or such Controlled Subsidiary is the surviving entity), or Dispose of (whether in one transaction or in a series of transactions) all or substantially all of its assets (whether now owned or hereafter acquired) to or in favor of any Person, except that, so long as no Default exists or would result therefrom:
(a)    any Wholly-Owned Subsidiary may merge with (i) the Borrower, provided that the Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving Person, or (ii) any one or more other Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries, provided that when any Guarantor is merging with another Wholly-Owned Subsidiary, the Guarantor shall be the continuing or surviving Person;
(b)    any Wholly-Owned Subsidiary may Dispose of all or substantially all of its assets (upon voluntary liquidation or otherwise) to the Borrower or to another Wholly-Owned Subsidiary; provided that if the transferor in such a transaction is a Guarantor, then the transferee must either be the Borrower or a Guarantor (or must become a Guarantor);
(c)    any Controlled Subsidiary may merge with (i) the Borrower, provided that the Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving Person, or (ii) any one or more other Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries or Controlled Subsidiaries, provided that when any Guarantor is merging with another Wholly-Owned Subsidiary or Controlled Subsidiary, the Guarantor shall be the continuing or surviving Person;
(d)    any Controlled Subsidiary may Dispose of all or substantially all of its assets (upon voluntary liquidation or otherwise) to the Borrower or to another Controlled Subsidiary; provided that if the transferor in such a transaction is a Guarantor, then the transferee must either be the Borrower or a Guarantor (or must become a Guarantor);

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(e)    all or substantially all of the assets or all of the Equity Interests of a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary or Controlled Subsidiary may be Disposed of to the extent such Disposition is permitted pursuant to Section 7.05; and
(f)    any Subsidiary may dissolve, liquidate or wind up its affairs at any time provided that such dissolution, liquidation or winding up, as applicable, could not have a Material Adverse Effect.
7.05    Dispositions. Make any Disposition or enter into any agreement to make any Disposition, except:
(a)    Dispositions of obsolete or worn out property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, in the ordinary course of business;
(b)    Dispositions of inventory in the ordinary course of business;
(c)    Dispositions of equipment or real property to the extent that (i) such property is exchanged for credit against the purchase price of similar replacement property or (ii) the proceeds of such Disposition are reasonably promptly applied to the purchase price of such replacement property;
(d)    Dispositions of property by any Wholly-Owned Subsidiary to the Borrower, any Wholly‑Owned Subsidiary, or any Controlled Subsidiary;
(e)    Dispositions permitted by Section 7.04(a)-(b);
(f)    Dispositions of property by the Borrower to any Wholly-Owned Subsidiary so long as such Wholly-Owned Subsidiary, if required to do so pursuant to the definition of Subsidiary Guarantor, becomes a Subsidiary Guarantor; or
(g)    Dispositions by the Borrower, its Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries, and/or its Controlled Subsidiaries of any property in the ordinary course of business for fair market value (whether in one transaction or in several related transactions); provided, at the time of such Disposition, no Default shall exist or would result from such Disposition;
provided, however, that any Disposition pursuant to clauses (a) through (f) above (excluding clause (e)) shall be for fair market value, as reasonably determined by Borrower.
7.06    [reserved].
7.07    Change in Nature of Business. Engage in any material line of business substantially different from those lines of business conducted by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on the date hereof or any business substantially related or incidental or complementary thereto.
7.08    Transactions with Affiliates. Except as otherwise contemplated or permitted pursuant to Section 7.04, enter into any transaction of any kind with any Affiliate of the Borrower, whether or not in the ordinary course of business, other than on fair and reasonable terms substantially as favorable to the Borrower or such Subsidiary as would be obtainable by the Borrower or such Subsidiary at the time in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person other than an Affiliate; provided, however, that this provision shall not be deemed to prohibit the issuance of preferred Equity Interests to any party.
7.09    Burdensome Agreements. Enter into any Contractual Obligation (other than this Agreement or any other Loan Document) that (a) limits the ability (i) of any Wholly-Owned Subsidiary or Controlled Subsidiary to make Restricted Payments to the Borrower or any Guarantor or to otherwise transfer property to the Borrower or any Guarantor or (ii) of any Wholly-Owned Subsidiary or Controlled Subsidiary to Guarantee the Indebtedness of the Borrower, or (b) requires the grant of a Lien to secure an obligation of such Person if a Lien is granted to secure another obligation of such Person; provided, that this Section 7.09 shall not be deemed to restrict the ability of the Borrower or any Subsidiary from entering into Contractual Obligations of any type related to secured financing transactions.

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7.10    Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of any Loan, whether directly or indirectly, and whether immediately, incidentally or ultimately, to purchase or carry margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U of the FRB) or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock or to refund indebtedness originally incurred for such purpose.
7.11    Financial Covenants. Fail, at any applicable time of calculation, to comply with any of the following financial covenants; provided, that such calculations, if not calculated as of the last day of a calendar quarter, shall be calculated as of the last day of the immediately preceding calendar quarter, except that the calculation set forth in item (g) below shall be calculated as of the end of each fiscal year:

(a)    [Intentionally Omitted].
(b)    Total Liabilities to Total Adjusted Asset Value. Borrower shall not permit the ratio of Total Liabilities to Total Adjusted Asset Value to exceed sixty percent (60%); provided, that, such limit may, on no more than two (2) occasions during the term of this Agreement and following any Material Acquisition by the Borrower or any of the Consolidated Parties, be increased, for a period not to exceed four (4) consecutive calendar quarters (for each such occasion), to sixty-five percent (65%).
(c)    Secured Indebtedness to Total Adjusted Asset Value. Borrower shall not permit the ratio of Secured Indebtedness to Total Adjusted Asset Value to exceed thirty-five percent (35%).
(d)    EBITDA to Fixed Charges. Borrower shall maintain the ratio of EBITDA for the twelve-month period ending as of the most-recent Calculation Date to Fixed Charges for such twelve-month period equal to or in excess of 1.50:1.00.
(e)    Total Unsecured Indebtedness to Adjusted Unencumbered Asset Value. Borrower shall not permit the ratio of Total Unsecured Indebtedness to Adjusted Unencumbered Asset Value to exceed sixty percent (60%); provided, that, such limit may, on no more than two (2) occasions during the term of this Agreement and following any Material Acquisition by the Borrower or any of the Consolidated Parties, be increased, for a period not to exceed four (4) consecutive calendar quarters (for each such occasion), to sixty-five percent (65%).
(f)    Unencumbered Interest Coverage Ratio. Borrower shall not permit the ratio of Unencumbered EBITDA for the twelve-month period ending as of the most-recent Calculation Date to that portion of interest expense attributable to Total Unsecured Indebtedness as of such Calculation Date to be less than 1.50:1.00.
(g)    Dividends and Distributions. Borrower shall, to the extent an Event of Default exists under the Loan Documents, limit aggregate Restricted Payments to the minimum amount required to cause the Parent to maintain its REIT status; provided, however that if an Event of Default resulting from nonpayment or bankruptcy exists, or if the Borrower’s obligations under this Agreement have been accelerated, the Borrower shall not make any Restricted Payments.
7.12    Organizational Documents; Ownership of Subsidiaries. Permit any Loan Party to (a) amend, modify, waive or change its Organization Documents in a manner materially adverse to the Lenders, or (b) create, acquire or permit to exist or permit or cause any of their Subsidiaries to create, acquire or permit to exist, any Foreign Subsidiaries (other than Canadian Subsidiaries).
7.13    Negative Pledges. Enter into, assume or become subject to any Negative Pledge, other than Negative Pledges entered into in connection with Indebtedness that is otherwise permitted pursuant to Section 7.11 hereof, relating only to the properties or assets constructed or acquired in connection with such Indebtedness. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, this provision shall not be deemed to prohibit or restrict the Borrower’s ability to enter into Indebtedness that limits the Borrower’s ability to enter into Negative Pledges in a manner identical to, or no more restrictive than, this Section 7.13.

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7.14    Sale Leasebacks. Except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, directly or indirectly, become or remain liable as lessee or as guarantor or other surety with respect to any lease, whether an operating lease or a capital lease, of any property (whether real or personal or mixed), whether now owned or hereafter acquired, (a) which such Person has sold or transferred or is to sell or transfer to a Person which is not a Consolidated Party or (b) which such Person intends to use for substantially the same purpose as any other property which has been sold or is to be sold or transferred by such Person to another Person which is not a Consolidated Party in connection with such lease.
7.15    Prepayments of Indebtedness. If any Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would be directly or indirectly caused as a result thereof, after the issuance thereof, amend or modify (or permit the amendment or modification of) any of the terms of any Indebtedness of such Person if such amendment or modification would add or change any terms in a manner that would have a Material Adverse Effect.

ARTICLE VIII.    
EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
8.01    Events of Default. Any of the following shall constitute an Event of Default:
(a)    Non-Payment. The Borrower or any other Loan Party fails to pay (i) when and as required to be paid herein, any amount of principal of any Loan, or (ii) within three (3) days after the same becomes due, any interest on any Loan, or any fee due hereunder, or (iii) within five (5) Business Days after written notice from Administrative Agent that the same has become due and payable, any other amount payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document; or
(b)    Specific Covenants. The Borrower fails to perform or observe any term, covenant or agreement contained in any of Section 6.01, 6.02, 6.03 (other than 6.03(a)), 6.05, 6.07, 6.11 or 6.13 or Article VII (other than Section 7.09) or the Guaranty given by any Guarantor or any provision thereof shall cease to be in full force and effect (other than as a result of a release of the applicable Guarantor in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof), or any Guarantor or any Person acting by or on behalf of such Guarantor shall deny or disaffirm, in writing, such Guarantor’s obligations under such Guaranty; or
(c)    Other Defaults. Any Loan Party fails to perform or observe any other covenant or agreement (not specified in subsection (a) or (b) above) contained herein or in any other Loan Document on its part to be performed or observed and is not cured within any notice, grace and/or cure period provided for herein or in such Loan Document or, if no such notice, grace and/or cure period is provided for, such failure continues for thirty (30) days after the earlier of the date on which any Responsible Officer of a Loan Party obtains knowledge thereof and the delivery of written notice thereof from Administrative Agent or fails to perform or observe any other covenant or agreement in any other Loan Document within the grace or cure period provided for therein (or, if no such grace or cure period is specified, within thirty (30) days after the earlier of the date on which a Loan Party obtains knowledge thereof and the delivery of written notice thereof from Administrative Agent), provided that in the case of any such default which is susceptible to cure but cannot be cured within thirty (30) days through the exercise of reasonable diligence, if such Loan Party commences such cure within the initial thirty (30) days period and thereafter diligently prosecutes same to completion, such period of thirty (30) days shall be extended for such additional period of time as may be reasonably necessary to cure same, but in no event shall such extended period exceed sixty (60) additional days; or
(d)    Representations and Warranties. Any representation or warranty made or explicitly deemed made by or on behalf of any Loan Party in or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any amendment or modification hereof or thereof, or in any report, certificate, financial statement or other document furnished pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any amendment or modification hereof or thereof, shall prove to have been incorrect in any material respect when made or deemed made; and the adverse effect of the inaccuracy of such representation or warranty shall not have been cured within thirty (30) days after the date Administrative Agent notifies such Loan Party of such inaccuracy; or

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(e)    Cross-Default. (i) The Borrower or any Subsidiary (A) fails to make any payment prior to the delinquency thereof (whether as a result of scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand, or otherwise) in respect of any Indebtedness or Guarantee (other than Indebtedness hereunder and Indebtedness under Swap Contracts) having an aggregate outstanding principal amount (including amounts owing to all creditors under any combined or syndicated credit arrangement) of more than the Threshold Amount (determined as set forth in the definition of Threshold Amount), or (B) fails to observe or perform, beyond any applicable notice and cure periods, any other material agreement or condition relating to any such Indebtedness or Guarantee (determined as set forth in the definition of Threshold Amount) or contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto, or any other event occurs, the effect of which default or other event is to cause, or to permit the holder or holders of such Indebtedness or the beneficiary or beneficiaries of such Guarantee (or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or holders or beneficiary or beneficiaries) to cause, with the giving of notice if required, such Indebtedness to be demanded or to become due or to be repurchased, prepaid, defeased or redeemed (automatically or otherwise), or an offer to repurchase, prepay, defease or redeem such Indebtedness to be made, prior to its stated maturity, or such Guarantee to become payable or cash collateral in respect thereof to be demanded; or (ii) there occurs under any Swap Contract an Early Termination Date (as defined in such Swap Contract) resulting from (A) any event of default under such Swap Contract as to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary is the Defaulting Party (as defined in such Swap Contract) or (B) any Termination Event (as so defined) under such Swap Contract as to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary is an Affected Party (as so defined) and, in either event, the Swap Termination Value owed by the Borrower or such Subsidiary as a result thereof is greater than the Threshold Amount (determined as set forth in the definition of Threshold Amount); or (iii) an Event of Default under and as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement shall occur and be continuing; or
(f)    Insolvency Proceedings, Etc. Any Loan Party institutes or consents, in writing, to the institution of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, or makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors; or applies for or consents, in writing, to the appointment of any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer for it or for all or any material part of its property; or any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer is appointed without the application or consent of such Person and the appointment continues undischarged or unstayed for 60 calendar days; or any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law relating to any such Person or to all or any material part of its property is instituted without the consent of such Person and continues undismissed or unstayed for 60 calendar days, or an order for relief is entered in any such proceeding; or
(g)    Inability to Pay Debts; Attachment. (i) Any Loan Party becomes unable or admits in writing its inability or fails generally to pay its debts as they become due, or (ii) any writ or warrant of attachment or execution or similar process is issued or levied against all or any material part of the property of any such Person and is not released, vacated or fully bonded within 30 days after its issue or levy; or
(h)    Judgments. There is entered against any Loan Party (i) a final judgment or order for the payment of money in an aggregate amount exceeding the Threshold Amount (to the extent not covered by independent third‑party insurance as to which the insurer does not dispute coverage), or (ii) any one or more non‑monetary final judgments that have, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect and, in either case, (A) enforcement proceedings are commenced by any creditor upon such judgment or order, or (B) there is a period of thirty (30) consecutive days during which a stay of enforcement of such judgment, by reason of a pending appeal or otherwise, is not in effect; or
(i)    ERISA. (i) An ERISA Event occurs with respect to a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan which has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in liability of the Borrower under Title IV of ERISA to the Pension Plan, Multiemployer Plan or the PBGC in an aggregate amount in excess of the Threshold Amount, or (ii) the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate fails to pay when due, after the expiration of any applicable grace period, any installment payment with respect to its withdrawal liability under Section 4201 of ERISA under a Multiemployer Plan in an aggregate amount in excess of the Threshold Amount; or
(j)    Invalidity of Loan Documents. Any material provision of any Loan Document, at any time after its execution and delivery and for any reason other than in accordance with the terms hereof or thereof, or satisfaction in

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full of all the Obligations, is revoked, terminated, canceled or rescinded, without the prior written approval of Administrative Agent; or any Loan Party commences any legal proceeding at law or in equity to contest, or make unenforceable, cancel, revoke or rescind any of the Loan Documents, or any court or any other governmental or regulatory agency of competent jurisdiction shall make a determination that, or issue a judgment, order, decree or ruling to the effect that, any one or more of the Loan Documents is illegal, invalid or unenforceable as to any material terms thereof; or
(k)    Change of Control. There occurs any Change of Control without the consent of the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders.
8.02    Remedies Upon Event of Default. If any Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Administrative Agent shall, at the request of, or may, with the consent of, the Required Lenders, take any or all of the following actions:
(a)    declare the Commitment of each Lender to make Loans to be terminated, whereupon such Commitments shall be terminated;

(b)    declare the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans, all interest accrued and unpaid thereon, and all other amounts owing or payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document to be immediately due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower; and

(c)    exercise on behalf of itself and the Lenders all rights and remedies available to it and the Lenders under the Loan Documents;

provided, however, that upon the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to the Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, the obligation of each Lender to make a Loan shall automatically terminate, or if the Loans have been made the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans and all interest and other amounts as aforesaid shall automatically become due and payable, in each case without further act of the Administrative Agent or any Lender.
8.03    Application of Funds. After the exercise of remedies provided for in Section 8.02 (or after the Loans have automatically become immediately due and payable), any amounts received on account of the Obligations shall, subject to the provisions of Section 2.14, be applied by the Administrative Agent in the following order:
First, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities, expenses and other amounts (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent and amounts payable under Article III) payable to the Administrative Agent in its capacity as such;
Second, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting fees, indemnities and other amounts (other than principal and interest) payable to the Lenders (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the respective Lenders (including fees and time charges for attorneys who may be employees of any Lender) and amounts payable under Article III), ratably among them in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Second payable to them;
Third, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans and other Obligations, ratably among the Lenders in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Third payable to them;
Fourth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting unpaid principal of the Loans, ratably among the Lenders in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Fourth held by them; and

Last, the balance, if any, after all of the Obligations have been indefeasibly paid in full, to the Borrower or as otherwise required by Law.

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ARTICLE IX.    
ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
9.01    Appointment and Authority. Each of the Lenders hereby irrevocably appoints Wells Fargo to act on its behalf as the Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such actions on its behalf and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms hereof or thereof, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. The provisions of this Article are solely for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and neither the Borrower nor any other Loan Party shall have rights as a third party beneficiary of any of such provisions. It is understood and agreed that the use of the term “agent” herein or in any other Loan Documents (or any other similar term) with reference to the Administrative Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any applicable Law. Instead such term is used as a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between contracting parties.
9.02    Rights as a Lender. The Person serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent and the term “Lender” or “Lenders” shall, unless otherwise expressly indicated or unless the context otherwise requires, include the Person serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder in its individual capacity. Such Person and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to, own securities of, act as the financial advisor or in any other advisory capacity for and generally engage in any kind of business with the Borrower or any Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof as if such Person were not the Administrative Agent hereunder and without any duty to account therefor to the Lenders.
9.03    Exculpatory Provisions. The Administrative Agent shall not have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, and its duties hereunder shall be administrative in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent:
(a)    shall not be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether a Default has occurred and is continuing;
(b)    shall not have any duty to take any discretionary action or exercise any discretionary powers, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated hereby or by the other Loan Documents that the Administrative Agent is required to exercise as directed in writing by the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be expressly provided for herein or in the other Loan Documents), provided that the Administrative Agent shall not be required to take any action that, in its opinion or the opinion of its counsel, may expose the Administrative Agent to liability or that is contrary to any Loan Document or applicable law, including for the avoidance of doubt any action that may be in violation of the automatic stay under any Debtor Relief Law or that may effect a forfeiture, modification or termination of property of a Defaulting Lender in violation of any Debtor Relief Law; and
(c)    shall not, except as expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to any of the Borrower or any of its Affiliates that is communicated to or obtained by the Person serving as the Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity.
The Administrative Agent shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it (i) with the consent or at the request of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary, or as the Administrative Agent shall believe in good faith shall be necessary, under the circumstances as provided in Sections 10.01 and 8.02) or (ii) in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment. The Administrative Agent shall not be deemed to have knowledge of any Default unless and until notice describing such Default is given in writing to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower or a Lender.
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(ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered hereunder or thereunder or in connection herewith or therewith, (iii) the performance or observance of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth herein or therein or the occurrence of any Default, (iv) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document or (v) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Article IV or elsewhere herein, other than to confirm receipt of items expressly required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent.
9.04    Reliance by Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely upon, and shall not incur any liability for relying upon, any notice, request, certificate, consent, statement, instrument, document or other writing (including any electronic message, Internet or intranet website posting or other distribution) believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed, sent or otherwise authenticated by the proper Person. The Administrative Agent also may rely upon any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to have been made by the proper Person, and shall not incur any liability for relying thereon. In determining compliance with any condition hereunder to the making of a Loan that by its terms must be fulfilled to the satisfaction of a Lender, the Administrative Agent may presume that such condition is satisfactory to such Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice to the contrary from such Lender prior to the making of such Loan. The Administrative Agent may consult with legal counsel (who may be counsel for the Borrower), independent accountants and other experts selected by it, and shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it in accordance with the advice of any such counsel, accountants or experts.
9.05    Delegation of Duties. The Administrative Agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers hereunder or under any other Loan Document by or through any one or more sub agents appointed by the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent and any such sub agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers by or through their respective Related Parties. The exculpatory provisions of this Article shall apply to any such sub agent and to the Related Parties of the Administrative Agent and any such sub agent, and shall apply to their respective activities in connection with the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein as well as activities as Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for the negligence or misconduct of any sub-agents except to the extent that a court of competent jurisdiction determines in a final and non-appealable judgment that the Administrative Agent acted with gross negligence or willful misconduct in the selection of such sub-agents.
9.06    Resignation or Removal of Administrative Agent.
(a)    The Administrative Agent may at any time give notice of its resignation to the Lenders and the Borrower. Upon receipt of any such notice of resignation, the Required Lenders shall have the right, in consultation with the Borrower, to appoint a successor, which shall be a bank with an office in the United States, or an Affiliate of any such bank with an office in the United States. If no such successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within 30 days after the retiring Administrative Agent gives notice of its resignation (or such earlier day as shall be agreed by the Required Lenders) (the “Resignation Effective Date”), then the retiring Administrative Agent may (but shall not be obligated to) on behalf of the Lenders, appoint a successor Administrative Agent meeting the qualifications set forth above, provided that in no event shall any such successor Administrative Agent be a Defaulting Lender. Whether or not a successor has been appointed, such resignation shall become effective in accordance with such notice on the Resignation Effective Date.
(b)    The Administrative Agent may be removed as Administrative Agent by the Required Lenders and, provided no Event of Default exists, the Borrower, upon thirty (30) days’ prior written notice if the Administrative Agent is a Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (d) of the definition thereof. Upon any such removal, the Required Lenders shall have the right to appoint a successor Administrative Agent which appointment shall, provided no Event of Default exists, be subject to the Borrower’s approval, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed to the extent the proposed successor Administrative Agent is a Syndication Agent hereunder and which approval may otherwise be withheld in the discretion of the Borrower. Upon the acceptance of a successor's appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the removed Administrative Agent, and the removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from all of its duties and obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents first arising from and after the date

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of such termination. If no such successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within 30 days (or such earlier day as shall be agreed by the Required Lenders) (the “Removal Effective Date”), then such removal shall nonetheless become effective in accordance with such notice on the Removal Effective Date.
(c)    With effect from the Resignation Effective Date or the Removal Effective Date (as applicable) (1) the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents (except that in the case of any collateral security held by the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders under any of the Loan Documents, the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall continue to hold such collateral security until such time as a successor Administrative Agent is appointed) and (2) except for any indemnity payments or other amounts then owed to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent, all payments, communications and determinations provided to be made by, to or through the Administrative Agent shall instead be made by or to each Lender directly, until such time, if any, as the Required Lenders appoint a successor Administrative Agent as provided for above. Upon the acceptance of a successor’s appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring (or removed) Administrative Agent (other than as provided in Section 3.01(g) and other than any rights to indemnity payments or other amounts owed to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent as of the Resignation Effective Date or the Removal Effective Date, as applicable), and the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from all of its duties and obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents (if not already discharged therefrom as provided above in this Section) . The fees payable by the Borrower to a successor Administrative Agent shall be the same as those payable to its predecessor unless otherwise agreed between the Borrower and such successor. After the retiring or removed Administrative Agent’s resignation or removal hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, the provisions of this Article and Section 10.04 shall continue in effect for the benefit of such retiring or removed Administrative Agent, its sub agents and their respective Related Parties in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any of them (i) while the retiring or removed Administrative Agent was acting as Administrative Agent and (ii) after such resignation or removal for as long as any of them continues to act in any capacity hereunder or under the other Loan Documents, including (a) acting as collateral agent or otherwise holding any collateral security on behalf of any of the Lenders and (b) in respect of any actions taken in connection with transferring the agency to any successor Administrative Agent.
9.07    Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders. Each of the Lenders expressly acknowledges and agrees that neither the Administrative Agent nor any of its officers, directors, employees, agents, counsel, attorneys‑in‑fact or other Affiliates has made any representations or warranties to such Lender and that no act by the Administrative Agent hereafter taken, including any review of the affairs of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries or Affiliates, shall be deemed to constitute any such representation or warranty by the Administrative Agent to any Lender. Each of the Lenders acknowledges that it has made its own credit and legal analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, any other Lender or counsel to the Administrative Agent, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents or counsel, and based on the financial statements of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties, and their respective Subsidiaries and Affiliates, and inquiries of such Persons, its independent due diligence of the business and affairs of the Borrower, the other Loan Parties, their respective Subsidiaries and other Persons, its review of the Loan Documents, the legal opinions required to be delivered to it hereunder, the advice of its own counsel and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate. Each of the Lenders also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, any other Lender or counsel to the Administrative Agent or any of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, and based on such review, advice, documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under the Loan Documents. The Administrative Agent shall not be required to keep itself informed as to the performance or observance by the Borrower or any other Loan Party of the Loan Documents or any other document referred to or provided for therein or to inspect the properties or books of, or make any other investigation of, the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries. Except for notices, reports and other documents and information expressly required to be furnished to the Lenders by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, the Administrative Agent shall have no duty or responsibility to provide any Lender with any credit or other information concerning the business, operations, property, financial and other condition or creditworthiness of the Borrower, any other Loan Party or any other Subsidiary or Affiliate thereof

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which may come into possession of the Administrative Agent or any of its officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys‑in‑fact or other Affiliates. Each of the Lenders acknowledges that the Administrative Agent’s legal counsel in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement is only acting as counsel to the Administrative Agent and is not acting as counsel to any Lender.
9.08    No Other Duties, Etc. Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, none of the Bookrunner(s), Arranger(s), Syndication Agent(s), Documentation Agent(s) or other titles as necessary listed on the cover page hereof shall have any powers, duties or responsibilities under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, except in its capacity, as applicable, as the Administrative Agent or a Lender.
9.09    Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim. In case of the pendency of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or any other judicial proceeding relative to any Loan Party, the Administrative Agent (irrespective of whether the principal of any Loan shall then be due and payable as herein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether the Administrative Agent shall have made any demand on the Borrower) shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise:
(a)    to file and prove a claim for the whole amount of the principal and interest owing and unpaid in respect of the Loans and all other Obligations that are owing and unpaid and to file such other documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent and their respective agents and counsel and all other amounts due the Lenders and the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.06 and 10.04) allowed in such judicial proceeding; and
(b)    to collect and receive any monies or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same;
and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Lender to make such payments to the Administrative Agent and, in the event that the Administrative Agent shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Lenders to pay to the Administrative Agent any amount due for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Administrative Agent and its agents and counsel, and any other amounts due the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.06 and 10.04.
Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to authorize the Administrative Agent to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Lender any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Obligations or the rights of any Lender or to authorize the Administrative Agent to vote in respect of the claim of any Lender in any such proceeding.
9.10    ERISA Matters. (a)    Each Lender (x) represents and warrants, as of the date such Person becomes a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the date such Person becomes a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, and their respective Affiliates, and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of the Borrower or any other Loan Party, that at least one of the following is and will be true:
(i)    such Lender is not using “plan assets” (within the meaning of 29 CFR § 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA) of one more Benefit Plans in connection with the Loans or the Commitments,
(ii)    the transaction exemption set forth in one or more PTEs, such as PTE 84-14 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by independent qualified professional asset managers), PTE 95-60 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company general accounts), PTE 90-1 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company pooled separate accounts), PTE 91-38 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving bank collective investment funds) or PTE 96-23 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by in-house asset managers), is applicable with respect

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to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement,
(iii)    (A) such Lender is an investment fund managed by a “Qualified Professional Asset Manager” (within the meaning of Part VI of the PTE 84-14), (B) such Qualified Professional Asset Manager made the investment decision on behalf of such Lender to enter into, participate in, administer and perform the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement, (C) the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments, and this Agreement satisfies the requirements of sub-sections (b) through (g) of Part of PTE 84-14 and (D) to the best knowledge of such Lender, the requirements of subsection (a) of Part I of PTE 84-14 are satisfied with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement, or
(iv)    such other representation, warranty and covenant as may be agreed in writing between the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, and such Lender.
(b)    In addition, unless sub-clause (i) in the immediately preceding clause (a) is true with respect to a Lender or such Lender has not provided another representation, warranty and covenant as provided in sub-clause (iv) in the immediately preceding clause (a), such Lender further (x) represents and warrants, as of the date such Person became a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the date such Person became a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, and their respective Affiliates, and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of the Borrower or any other Loan Party, that:
(i)    none of Administrative Agent, the Arranger, or any of their respective Affiliates is a fiduciary with respect to the assets of such Lender (including in connection with the reservation or exercise of any rights by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement, any Loan Document or any documents related to hereto or thereto),
(ii)    the Person making the investment decision of behalf of such Lender with respect to the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement is independent (within the meaning of 29 CFR §2510.3-21) and is a bank, an insurance carrier, an investment adviser, a broker-dealer or other person that holds, or has under management or control, total assets of at least $50 million, in each case as described in 29 CFR § 2510.3-21(c)(1)(i)(A)-(E),
(iii)    the Person making the investment decision of behalf of such Lender with respect to the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement is capable of evaluating investment risks independently, both in general and with regard to particular transactions and investment strategies (including in respect of the Obligations),
(iv)    the Person making the investment decision on behalf of such Lender with respect to the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement is a fiduciary under ERISA or the Code, or both, with respect to the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement and is responsible for exercising independent judgment in evaluating the transactions hereunder, and
(v)    no fee or other compensation is being paid directly to the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, or any of their respective Affiliates for investment advice (as opposed to other services) in connection with the Loans, the Commitments or this Agreement.
(c)    The Administrative Agent and the Arranger each hereby informs the Lenders that each such Person is not undertaking to provide impartial investment advice, or to give advice in a fiduciary capacity, in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, and that such Person has a financial interest in the transactions contemplated hereby in that such Person or an Affiliate thereof (i) may receive interest or other payments with respect to the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement, (ii) may recognize a gain if it extends the Loans or the Commitments for an

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amount less than the amount being paid for an interest in the Loans or the Commitments by such Lender or (iii) may receive fees or other payments in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, the Loan Documents or otherwise, including structuring fees, commitment fees, arrangement fees, facility fees, upfront fees, underwriting fees, ticking fees, agency fees, administrative agent or collateral agent fees, utilization fees, minimum usage fees, letter of credit fees, fronting fees, deal-away or alternate transaction fees, amendment fees, processing fees, term out premiums, banker’s acceptance fees, breakage or other early termination fees or fees similar to the foregoing.
9.11    Guaranty Matters. The Lenders irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent to release any Guarantor from its obligations hereunder and under each of the other Loan Documents (a) to the extent such release is requested by such Guarantor and the Borrower in accordance the provisions set forth in Section 6.12(b) hereof and upon the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in such Section 6.12(b) (as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent) or (b) if such Guarantor ceases to meet the requirements of the definition of Subsidiary Guarantor as a result of a transaction permitted hereunder. Upon request by the Administrative Agent at any time, the Lenders will confirm in writing the Administrative Agent’s authority to grant releases and terminations pursuant to this Section 9.10. Further, the Administrative Agent is hereby authorized by the Lenders, upon the request of any Guarantor released pursuant to Section 6.12(b) hereof, to execute and deliver to such Guarantor a document (in form and substance acceptable to the Administrative Agent) evidencing such release.

ARTICLE X.    
MISCELLANEOUS
10.01    Amendments, Etc. Except as provided in this Agreement and in the other Loan Documents (including with respect to matters requiring action of the Administrative Agent only), no amendment or waiver of any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, and no consent to any departure by the Borrower or any other Loan Party therefrom, shall be effective unless in writing signed by the Required Lenders and the Borrower or the applicable Loan Party, as the case may be, and acknowledged by the Administrative Agent, and each such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given; provided, however, that no such amendment, waiver or consent shall:
(a)    waive any condition set forth in Section 4.01(a) without the written consent of each Lender;
(b)    extend or increase the Commitment of any Lender (or reinstate any Commitment terminated pursuant to Section 8.02) without the written consent of such Lender;
(c)    postpone any date fixed by this Agreement or any other Loan Document for any payment or mandatory prepayment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts due to the Lenders (or any of them) hereunder or under any other Loan Document without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby;
(d)    reduce the principal of, or the rate of interest specified herein on, any Loan, or (subject to clause (ii) of the second proviso to this Section 10.01) any fees or other amounts payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby; provided, however, that only the consent of the Required Lenders shall be necessary (i) to amend the definition of “Default Rate” or to waive any obligation of the Borrower to pay interest at the Default Rate;
(e)    change either of Sections 2.10 or 8.03 in a manner that would alter the pro rata sharing of payments required thereby without the written consent of each Lender;
(f)    change any provision of this Section or the definition of “Required Lenders” or any other provision hereof specifying the number or percentage of Lenders required to amend, waive or otherwise modify any rights hereunder or make any determination or grant any consent hereunder, without the written consent of each Lender; or

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(g)    release all or substantially all of the value of the Guaranty without the written consent of each Lender, except to the extent the release of any Guarantor is permitted pursuant to Section 9.10 (in which case such release may be made by the Administrative Agent acting alone);
and, provided further, that (i) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the Administrative Agent in addition to the Lenders required above, affect the rights or duties of the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; (ii) the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may, without the consent of any Lender, enter into the amendments or modifications to this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents or enter into additional Loan Documents as the Administrative Agent reasonably deems appropriate in order to implement any Replacement Rate or otherwise effectuate the terms of Section 3.03(b) in accordance with the terms of Section 3.03(b); and (iii) unless a Lender shall give written notice to the Administrative Agent that it specifically objects to the recommendation or determination of the Administrative Agent (together with a reasonable written explanation of the reasons behind such objection) within ten (10) Business Days (or such lesser or greater period as may be specifically required under the express terms of the Loan Documents) of receipt of such communication, such Lender shall be deemed to have conclusively approved of or consented to such recommendation or determination; provided, however, that (A) this provision shall not prevent Administrative Agent from requesting a response to any amendment, waiver or modification requests within a shorter time frame and (B) such deemed approval shall not, in any case, apply to any amendment, waiver or consent regarding any of the matters covered by any of the immediately preceding clauses (a) through (g) above. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no Defaulting Lender shall have any right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent hereunder (and any amendment, waiver or consent which by its terms requires the consent of all Lenders or each affected Lender may be effected with the consent of the applicable Lenders other than Defaulting Lenders), except that (x) the Commitment of any Defaulting Lender may not be increased or extended without the consent of such Lender and (y) any waiver, amendment or modification requiring the consent of all Lenders or each affected Lender that by its terms affects any Defaulting Lender disproportionately adversely relative to other affected Lenders shall require the consent of such Defaulting Lender. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section, a Fee Letter may only be amended, and the performance or observance by any Loan Party thereunder may only be waived, in a writing executed by the parties to such Fee Letter.
10.02    Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communication.
(a)    Notices Generally. Except in the case of notices and other communications expressly permitted to be given by telephone (and except as provided in subsection (b) below), all notices and other communications provided for herein shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or overnight courier service, mailed by certified or registered mail or sent by facsimile or electronic mail as follows, and all notices and other communications expressly permitted hereunder to be given by telephone shall be made to the applicable telephone number, as follows:
(i)    if to the Borrower or any other Loan Party, the Administrative Agent, to the address, facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone number specified for such Person on Schedule 10.02; and
(ii)    if to any other Lender, to the address, facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone number specified in its Administrative Questionnaire (including, as appropriate, notices delivered solely to the Person designated by a Lender on its Administrative Questionnaire then in effect for the delivery of notices that may contain material non-public information relating to the Borrower).
Notices and other communications sent by hand or overnight courier service, or mailed by certified or registered mail, shall be deemed to have been given when received; notices and other communications sent by facsimile shall be deemed to have been given when sent (except that, if not given during normal business hours for the recipient, shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next Business Day for the recipient). Notices and other communications delivered through electronic communications to the extent provided in subsection (b) below, shall be effective as provided in such subsection (b).
(b)    Electronic Communications. Notices and other communications to the Lenders hereunder may be delivered or furnished by electronic communication (including e‑mail, FpML messaging, and Internet or intranet websites) pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent, provided that the foregoing shall not apply

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to notices to any Lender pursuant to Article II if such Lender has notified the Administrative Agent that it is incapable of receiving notices under such Article by electronic communication. The Administrative Agent or the Borrower may each, in its discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by it, provided that approval of such procedures may be limited to particular notices or communications.
Unless the Administrative Agent otherwise prescribes, (i) notices and other communications sent to an e-mail address shall be deemed received upon the sender’s receipt of an acknowledgement from the intended recipient (such as by the “return receipt requested” function, as available, return e-mail or other written acknowledgement), and (ii) notices or communications posted to an Internet or intranet website shall be deemed received upon the deemed receipt by the intended recipient at its e-mail address as described in the foregoing clause (i) of notification that such notice or communication is available and identifying the website address therefor; provided that, for both clauses (i) and (ii), if such notice, email or other communication is not sent during the normal business hours of the recipient, such notice, email or communication shall be deemed to have been sent at the opening of business on the next business day for the recipient.
(c)    The Platform. THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” THE AGENT PARTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW) DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE BORROWER MATERIALS OR THE ADEQUACY OF THE PLATFORM, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE BORROWER MATERIALS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OR FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER CODE DEFECTS, IS MADE BY ANY AGENT PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE BORROWER MATERIALS OR THE PLATFORM. In no event shall the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties (collectively, the “Agent Parties”) have any liability to the Borrower, any Lender, or any other Person for losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses of any kind (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) arising out of the Borrower’s, any Loan Party’s or the Administrative Agent’s transmission of Borrower Materials or notices through the platform, any other electronic platform or electronic messaging service, or through the Internet, except to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by a final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Agent Party; provided, however, that in no event shall any Agent Party have any liability to the Borrower, any Lender, or any other Person for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages (as opposed to direct or actual damages).
(d)    Change of Address, Etc. Each of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent may change its address, electronic mail, facsimile or telephone number for notices and other communications hereunder by notice to the other parties hereto. Each other Lender may change its address, electronic mail, facsimile or telephone number for notices and other communications hereunder by notice to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent. In addition, each Lender agrees to notify the Administrative Agent from time to time to ensure that the Administrative Agent has on record (i) an effective address, contact name, telephone number, facsimile number and electronic mail address to which notices and other communications may be sent and (ii) accurate wire instructions for such Lender. Furthermore, each Public Lender agrees to cause at least one individual at or on behalf of such Public Lender to at all times have selected the “Private Side Information” or similar designation on the content declaration screen of the Platform in order to enable such Public Lender or its delegate, in accordance with such Public Lender’s compliance procedures and applicable Law, including United States Federal and state securities Laws, to make reference to Borrower Materials that are not made available through the “Public Side Information” portion of the Platform and that may contain material non-public information with respect to the Borrower or its securities for purposes of United States Federal or state securities laws.
(e)    Reliance by Administrative Agent and Lenders. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall be entitled to rely and act upon any notices (including telephonic Notices of Continuation and Notices of Conversion) purportedly given by or on behalf of the Borrower even if (i) such notices were not made in a manner specified herein, were incomplete or were not preceded or followed by any other form of notice specified herein, or (ii) the terms thereof, as understood by the recipient, varied from any confirmation thereof. The Borrower shall indemnify the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the Related Parties of each of them from all losses, costs, expenses and liabilities resulting from the good faith reliance by such Person on each notice purportedly given by or on behalf of the Borrower, provided,

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however, that the Borrower shall have no liability hereunder for such indemnified party’s gross negligence or willful misconduct in connection therewith. All telephonic notices to and other telephonic communications with the Administrative Agent may be recorded by the Administrative Agent, and each of the parties hereto hereby consents to such recording.
10.03    No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement. No failure by any Lender or the Administrative Agent to exercise, and no delay by any such Person in exercising, any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege. The rights, remedies, powers and privileges herein provided, and provided under each other Loan Document, are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights, remedies, powers and privileges provided by law.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein or in any other Loan Document, the authority to enforce rights and remedies hereunder and under the other Loan Documents against the Loan Parties or any of them shall be vested exclusively in, and all actions and proceedings at law in connection with such enforcement shall be instituted and maintained exclusively by, the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 8.02 for the benefit of all the Lenders; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not prohibit (a) the Administrative Agent from exercising on its own behalf the rights and remedies that inure to its benefit (solely in its capacity as Administrative Agent) hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, (b) any Lender from exercising setoff rights in accordance with Section 10.08 (subject to the terms of Section 2.10), or (c) any Lender from filing proofs of claim or appearing and filing pleadings on its own behalf during the pendency of a proceeding relative to any Loan Party under any Debtor Relief Law; and provided, further, that if at any time there is no Person acting as Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, then (i) the Required Lenders shall have the rights otherwise ascribed to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 8.02 and (ii) in addition to the matters set forth in clauses (b) and (c) of the preceding proviso and subject to Section 2.10, any Lender may, with the consent of the Required Lenders, enforce any rights and remedies available to it and as authorized by the Required Lenders.
10.04    Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver.
(a)    Costs and Expenses. The Borrower shall pay (i) all reasonable out‑of‑pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent and its Affiliates (including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel for the Administrative Agent), in connection with the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein, the preparation, negotiation, execution, delivery and administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents or any amendments, modifications or waivers of the provisions hereof or thereof (whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby shall be consummated) and (ii) all out‑of‑pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent or any Lender (including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of one primary counsel for the Administrative Agent and the Lenders collectively and, if reasonably necessary, one local counsel for the Administrative Agent and the Lenders collectively in each relevant jurisdiction unless the representation of one or more Lenders by one counsel would be inappropriate due to the existence of an actual or potential conflict of interest, in which case the Loan Parties shall also be required to reimburse the fees, charges and disbursements of one additional counsel for each such affected Lender), and shall pay all fees and time charges for attorneys who may be employees of the Administrative Agent or any Lender, in connection with the enforcement or protection of its rights (A) in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including its rights under this Section, or (B) in connection with the Loans made hereunder, including all such out‑of‑pocket expenses incurred during any workout, restructuring or negotiations in respect of such Loans; provided, however, in no event shall Borrower pay or reimburse Administrative Agent and Lenders for more than one counsel (in the aggregate) at any time prior to an Event of Default hereunder.
(b)    Indemnification by the Borrower. The Borrower shall indemnify the Administrative Agent (and any sub‑agent thereof), each Arranger, each Lender, and each Related Party of any of the foregoing Persons (each such Person being called an “Indemnitee”) against, and hold each Indemnitee harmless from, any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities and related expenses (including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of one primary counsel for the Administrative Agent and the Lenders collectively, and, if reasonably necessary, one local counsel for the Administrative Agent and the Lenders collectively in each relevant jurisdiction unless the representation of one or

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more Lenders by one counsel would be inappropriate due to the existence of an actual or potential conflict of interest, in which case the Loan Parties shall also be required to reimburse the fees, charges and disbursements of one additional counsel for each such affected Lender), and shall indemnify and hold harmless each Indemnitee from all reasonable fees and time charges and disbursements for attorneys who may be employees of any Indemnitee, incurred by any Indemnitee or asserted against any Indemnitee by any Person (including the Borrower or any other Loan Party) other than such Indemnitee and its Related Parties arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of (i) the execution or delivery of this Agreement, any other Loan Document, or any other agreement, letter, or instrument delivered in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, the performance by the parties hereto of their respective obligations hereunder or thereunder, the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, or, in the case of the Administrative Agent (and any sub‑agent thereof) and its Related Parties only, the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including in respect of any matters addressed in Section 3.01), (ii) any Loan or the use or proposed use of the proceeds therefrom, (iii) any actual or alleged presence or release of Hazardous Materials on or from any property owned or operated by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, or any Environmental Liability related in any way to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, or (iv) any actual or prospective claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, whether based on contract, tort or any other theory, whether brought by a third party or by the Borrower or any other Loan Party, and regardless of whether any Indemnitee is a party thereto, IN ALL CASES, WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY OR ARISING, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OUT OF THE COMPARATIVE, CONTRIBUTORY OR SOLE NEGLIGENCE OF THE INDEMNITEE; provided that such indemnity shall not, as to any Indemnitee, be available to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or related expenses (x) are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the fraud, gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee or (y) result from a claim brought by the Borrower or any other Loan Party against an Indemnitee for breach in bad faith of such Indemnitee’s obligations hereunder or under any other Loan Document, if the Borrower or such other Loan Party has obtained a final and nonappealable judgment in its favor on such claim as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction; and provided further that, Borrower shall not, in any event, pay or reimburse (or be obligated to pay or reimburse) Indemnitees for more than one counsel (in the aggregate) at any time prior to an Event of Default hereunder.
(c)    Reimbursement by Lenders. To the extent that the Borrower for any reason fails to indefeasibly pay any amount required under subsection (a) or (b) of this Section to be paid by it to the Administrative Agent (or any sub‑agent thereof) or any Related Party of any of the foregoing, each Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent (or any such sub‑agent) or such Related Party, as the case may be, such Lender’s pro rata share (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought based on each Lender’s share of the Total Outstandings at such time) of such unpaid amount (including any such unpaid amount in respect of a claim asserted by such Lender), such payment to be made severally among them based on such Lender’s Applicable Percentage (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought), provided further that the unreimbursed expense or indemnified loss, claim, damage, liability or related expense, as the case may be, was incurred by or asserted against the Administrative Agent (or any such sub‑agent), or against any Related Party of any of the foregoing acting for the Administrative Agent (or any such sub‑agent) in connection with such capacity. The obligations of the Lenders under this subsection (c) are subject to the provisions of Section 2.09(d).
(d)    Waiver of Consequential Damages, Etc. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Borrower shall not assert, and hereby waives, and acknowledges that no other Person shall have, any claim against any Indemnitee, on any theory of liability, for special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages (as opposed to direct or actual damages) arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of, this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby, the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, any Loan or the use of the proceeds thereof. No Indemnitee referred to in subsection (b) above shall be liable for any damages arising from the use by unintended recipients of any information or other materials distributed to such unintended recipients by such Indemnitee through telecommunications, electronic or other information transmission systems in connection with this Agreement or the other Loan Documents or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby other than for direct or actual damages resulting from the fraud, gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee as determined by a final and nonappealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction.
(e)    Payments. All amounts due under this Section shall be payable not later than ten Business Days after demand therefor.

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(f)    Survival. The agreements in this Section and the indemnity provisions of Section 10.02(e) shall survive the resignation of the Administrative Agent, the replacement of any Lender and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all the other Obligations.
10.05    Payments Set Aside. To the extent that any payment by or on behalf of the Borrower is made to the Administrative Agent or any Lender, or the Administrative Agent or any Lender exercises its right of setoff, and such payment or the proceeds of such setoff or any part thereof is subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside or required (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Administrative Agent or such Lender in its discretion) to be repaid to a trustee, receiver or any other party, in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or otherwise, then (a) to the extent of such recovery, the obligation or part thereof originally intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued in full force and effect as if such payment had not been made or such setoff had not occurred, and (b) each Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent upon demand its applicable share (without duplication) of any amount so recovered from or repaid by the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such payment is made at a rate per annum equal to the applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect. The obligations of the Lenders under clause (b) of the preceding sentence shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.
10.06    Successors and Assigns.
(a)    Successors and Assigns Generally. The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, except that neither the Borrower nor any other Loan Party may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent and each Lender and no Lender may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder except (i) to an assignee in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this Section, (ii) by way of participation in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this Section, or (iii) by way of pledge or assignment of a security interest subject to the restrictions of subsection (f) of this Section (and, subject to the last sentence of the immediately following subsection (b), any other attempted assignment or transfer by any party hereto shall be null and void). Nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, shall be construed to confer upon any Person (other than the parties hereto, their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, Participants to the extent provided in subsection (d) of this Section and, to the extent expressly contemplated hereby, the Related Parties of each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders) any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or by reason of this Agreement.
(b)    Assignments by Lenders. Any Lender may at any time assign to one or more assignees all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Loans); provided that any such assignment shall be subject to the following conditions:
(i)    Minimum Amounts.
(A)    in the case of an assignment of the entire remaining amount of the Loans at the time owing to a Lender, in the case of contemporaneous assignments to related Approved Funds (determined after giving effect to such assignments) that equal at least the amount specified in paragraph (b)(i)(B) of this Section in the aggregate, or in the case of an assignment to a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund, no minimum amount need be assigned; and
(B)    in any case not described in subsection (b)(i)(A) of this Section, the aggregate amount of the Commitment (which for this purpose includes Loans outstanding thereunder) or, if the Commitment is not then in effect, the principal outstanding balance of the Loans of the assigning Lender subject to each such assignment, determined as of the date the Assignment and Assumption with respect to such assignment is delivered to the Administrative Agent or, if “Trade Date” is specified in the Assignment and Assumption, as of the Trade Date, shall not be less than $5,000,000 unless each of the Administrative Agent and, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Borrower otherwise consents (each such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).

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(ii)    Proportionate Amounts. Each partial assignment shall be made as an assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement with respect to the Loans.
(iii)    Required Consents. No consent shall be required for any assignment except to the extent required by subsection (b)(i)(B) of this Section and, in addition:
(A)    the consent of the Borrower (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required in connection with any assignment hereunder; provided, however, that (i) where the assignee is an Eligible Assignee, such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed (unless upon the consummation of such assignment, such Eligible Assignee, together with its Affiliates, shall hold, directly or indirectly, fifty percent (50%) or more of the Loans, in which event Borrower may grant or withhold such consent in its sole discretion); (ii) notwithstanding the foregoing, the consent of the Borrower to any assignment shall not be required in the event that an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing at the time of such assignment; (iii) notwithstanding the foregoing, the consent of the Borrower to any assignment shall be not be required in the event that such assignment is to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender, or an Approved Fund with respect to such Lender (unless, in each case, the applicable Lender is a Defaulting Lender); and provided, further, that any consent of the Borrower required pursuant to this Section 10.06(b) shall be deemed to have been given if Borrower shall not object to such assignment by written notice to the Administrative Agent within five (5) Business Days after having received written notice of such proposed assignment; and
(B)    the consent of the Administrative Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required if such assignment is to a Person that is not a Lender, an Affiliate of such Lender or an Approved Fund with respect to such Lender.
(iv)    Assignment and Assumption. The parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption, together with a processing and recordation fee in the amount of $4,500; provided, however, that the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, elect to waive such processing and recordation fee in the case of any assignment. The assignee, if it is not a Lender, shall deliver to the Administrative Agent an Administrative Questionnaire.
(v)    No Assignment to Certain Persons. No such assignment shall be made (A) to the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries, (B) to any Defaulting Lender or any of its Subsidiaries, or any Person who, upon becoming a Lender hereunder, would constitute any of the foregoing Persons described in this clause (B), or (C) to a natural Person (or to a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of a natural Person).
(vi)    Certain Additional Payments. In connection with any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder, no such assignment shall be effective unless and until, in addition to the other conditions thereto set forth herein, the parties to the assignment shall make such additional payments to the Administrative Agent in an aggregate amount sufficient, upon distribution thereof as appropriate (which may be outright payment, purchases by the assignee of participations or subparticipations, or other compensating actions, including funding, with the consent of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, the applicable pro rata share of Loans previously requested but not funded by the Defaulting Lender, to each of which the applicable assignee and assignor hereby irrevocably consent), to (x) pay and satisfy in full all payment liabilities then owed by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent or any Lender hereunder (and interest accrued thereon) and (y) acquire (and fund as appropriate) its full pro rata share of all Loans in accordance with its Applicable Percentage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder shall become effective under applicable Law without compliance with the provisions of this paragraph, then the assignee of such interest shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender for all purposes of this Agreement until such compliance occurs.

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Subject to acceptance and recording thereof by the Administrative Agent pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section, from and after the effective date specified in each Assignment and Assumption, the assignee thereunder shall be a party to this Agreement and, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Agreement, and the assigning Lender thereunder shall, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, be released from its obligations under this Agreement (and, in the case of an Assignment and Assumption covering all of the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement, such Lender shall cease to be a party hereto) but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 3.01, 3.04, 3.05, and 10.04 with respect to facts and circumstances occurring prior to the effective date of such assignment; provided, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no assignment by a Defaulting Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender. Upon request, the Borrower (at its expense) shall execute and deliver a Note to the assignee Lender. Any assignment or transfer by a Lender of rights or obligations under this Agreement that does not comply with this subsection shall be treated for purposes of this Agreement as a sale by such Lender of a participation in such rights and obligations in accordance with subsection (d) of this Section.

(c)    Register. The Administrative Agent, acting solely for this purpose as an agent of the Borrower (and such agency being solely for tax purposes), shall maintain at the Administrative Agent’s Office a copy of each Assignment and Assumption delivered to it (or the equivalent thereof in electronic form) and a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Lenders, and the Commitments of, and principal amounts (and stated interest) of the Loans owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “Register”). The entries in the Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Lender hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement. The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrower and any Lender, at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.
(d)    Participations. Any Lender may at any time, without the consent of, or notice to, the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, sell participations to any Person (other than a natural Person, or a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of a natural Person, a Defaulting Lender or the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries) (each, a “Participant”) in all or a portion of such Lender’s rights and/or obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitment and/or the Loans owing to it); provided that (i) such Lender’s obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged, (ii) such Lender shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the performance of such obligations and (iii) the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, each Lender shall be responsible for the indemnity under Section 10.04(c) without regard to the existence of any participation.
Any agreement or instrument pursuant to which a Lender sells such a participation shall provide that such Lender shall retain the sole right to enforce this Agreement and to approve any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement; provided that such agreement or instrument may provide that such Lender will not, without the consent of the Participant, agree to any amendment, waiver or other modification described in the first proviso to Section 10.01 that affects such Participant. The Borrower agrees that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Sections 3.01, 3.04 and 3.05 to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section (it being understood that the documentation required under Section 3.01(e) shall be delivered to the Lender who sells the participation) to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section; provided that such Participant (A) agrees to be subject to the provisions of Sections 3.06 and 10.13 as if it were an assignee under paragraph (b) of this Section and (B) shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Sections 3.01 or 3.04, with respect to any participation, than the Lender from whom it acquired the applicable participation would have been entitled to receive, except to the extent such entitlement to receive a greater payment results from a Change in Law that occurs after the Participant acquired the applicable participation. Each Lender that sells a participation agrees, at the Borrower’s request and expense, to use reasonable efforts to cooperate with the Borrower to effectuate the provisions of Section 3.06 with respect to any Participant. To the extent permitted by law, each Participant also shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 10.08 as though it were a Lender; provided that such Participant agrees to be subject to Section 2.10 as though it were a Lender. Each Lender that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrower,

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maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts (and stated interest) of each Participant’s interest in the Loans or other obligations under the Loan Documents (the “Participant Register”); provided that no Lender shall have any obligation to disclose all or any portion of the Participant Register (including the identity of any Participant or any information relating to a Participant’s interest in any commitments, loans or its other obligations under any Loan Document) to any Person except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such commitment, loan or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations. The entries in the Participant Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and such Lender shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Agreement notwithstanding any notice to the contrary. For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as Administrative Agent) shall have no responsibility for maintaining a Participant Register.

(e)    Certain Pledges. Any Lender may at any time pledge or assign a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement (including under its Note, if any) to secure obligations of such Lender, including any pledge or assignment to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank; provided that no such pledge or assignment shall release such Lender from any of its obligations hereunder or substitute any such pledgee or assignee for such Lender as a party hereto.
10.07    Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality. Each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the Information (as defined below), except that Information may be disclosed (a) to its Affiliates and to its Related Parties (it being understood that the Persons to whom such disclosure is made will be informed of the confidential nature of such Information and instructed to keep such Information confidential), (b) to the extent required or requested by any regulatory authority purporting to have jurisdiction over such Person or its Related Parties (including any self-regulatory authority, such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners), (c) to the extent required by applicable laws or regulations or by any subpoena or similar legal process; provided that such Person disclosing such Information shall, to the extent practical, provide the Loan Parties with advance notice of such disclosure to the extent not prohibited by law or regulation (except with respect to any audit or examination conducted by bank accountants or regulatory authority exercising examination or regulatory authority), (d) to any other party hereto, (e) in connection with the exercise of any remedies hereunder or under any other Loan Document or any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the enforcement of rights hereunder or thereunder, (f) subject to an agreement containing provisions substantially the same as those of this Section, to (i) any assignee of or Participant in, or any prospective assignee of or Participant in, any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement or any Eligible Assignee invited to be a Lender pursuant to Section 2.12 or (ii) any actual or prospective party (or its Related Parties) to any swap, derivative or other transaction under which payments are to be made by reference to the Borrower and its obligations, this Agreement or payments hereunder, (g) on a confidential basis to (i) any rating agency in connection with rating the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or the credit facilities provided hereunder or (ii) the CUSIP Service Bureau or any similar agency in connection with the issuance and monitoring of CUSIP numbers or other market identifiers with respect to the credit facilities provided hereunder, (h) with the written consent of the Borrower or (i) to the extent such Information (x) becomes publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section or (y) becomes available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any of their respective Affiliates on a nonconfidential basis from a source other than the Borrower. In addition, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders may disclose the existence of this Agreement and information about this Agreement to market data collectors, similar service providers to the lending industry and service providers to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in connection with the administration of this Agreement, the other Loan Documents, and the Commitments.
For purposes of this Section, “Information” means all information received from the Borrower or any Subsidiary relating to the Borrower or any Subsidiary or any of their respective businesses, other than any such information that is available to the Administrative Agent or any Lender on a nonconfidential basis prior to disclosure by the Borrower or any Subsidiary, provided that, in the case of information received from the Borrower or any Subsidiary after the date hereof, such information is clearly identified at the time of delivery as confidential. Any Person required to maintain the confidentiality of Information as provided in this Section shall be considered to have complied with its obligation to do so if such Person has exercised the same degree of care to maintain the confidentiality of such Information as such Person would accord to its own confidential information.

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Each of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders acknowledges that (a) the Information may include material non-public information concerning the Borrower or a Subsidiary, as the case may be, (b) it has developed compliance procedures regarding the use of material non-public information and (c) it will handle such material non-public information in accordance with applicable Law, including United States Federal and state securities Laws.
10.08    Right of Setoff. If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, and either (a) as a result thereof, the Obligations hereunder shall have been accelerated pursuant to Section 8.02(b) or (b) to the extent of any then existing amounts due hereunder from any Loan Party to Administrative Agent or any Lender (whether principal, interest, fees or other amounts) that are past due hereunder or under any other Loan Document, each Lender and each of their respective Affiliates is hereby authorized at any time and from time to time after obtaining the written consent of the Required Lenders, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, to set off and apply any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final, in whatever currency) at any time held and other obligations (in whatever currency) at any time owing by such Lender or any such Affiliate to or for the credit or the account of the Borrower or any other Loan Party against any and all of the obligations of the Borrower or such Loan Party now or hereafter existing under this Agreement or any other Loan Document to such Lender or its Affiliates, irrespective of whether or not such Lender or Affiliate shall have made any demand under this Agreement or any other Loan Document and although such obligations of the Borrower or such Loan Party may be contingent or unmatured or are owed to a branch or office of such Lender different from the branch, office or Affiliate holding such deposit or obligated on such indebtedness; provided, that in the event that any Defaulting Lender shall exercise any such right of setoff, (x) all amounts so set off shall be paid over immediately to the Administrative Agent for further application in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.14 and, pending such payment, shall be segregated by such Defaulting Lender from its other funds and deemed held in trust for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and (y) the Defaulting Lender shall provide promptly to the Administrative Agent a statement describing in reasonable detail the Obligations owing to such Defaulting Lender as to which it exercised such right of setoff. The rights of each Lender and their respective Affiliates under this Section are in addition to other rights and remedies (including other rights of setoff) that such Lender or their respective Affiliates may have. Each Lender agrees to notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent promptly after any such setoff and application, provided that the failure to give such notice shall not affect the validity of such setoff and application.
10.09    Interest Rate Limitation. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any Loan Document, the interest paid or agreed to be paid under the Loan Documents shall not exceed the maximum rate of non-usurious interest permitted by applicable Law (the “Maximum Rate”). If the Administrative Agent or any Lender shall receive interest in an amount that exceeds the Maximum Rate, the excess interest shall be applied to the principal of the Loans or, if it exceeds such unpaid principal, refunded to the Borrower. In determining whether the interest contracted for, charged, or received by the Administrative Agent or a Lender exceeds the Maximum Rate, such Person may, to the extent permitted by applicable Law, (a) characterize any payment that is not principal as an expense, fee, or premium rather than interest, (b) exclude voluntary prepayments and the effects thereof, and (c) amortize, prorate, allocate, and spread in equal or unequal parts the total amount of interest throughout the contemplated term of the Obligations hereunder.
10.10    Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto in different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. This Agreement, the other Loan Documents, and any separate letter agreements with respect to fees payable to the Administrative Agent, constitute the entire contract among the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede any and all previous agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof. Except as provided in Section 4.01, this Agreement shall become effective when it shall have been executed by the Administrative Agent and when the Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts hereof that, when taken together, bear the signatures of each of the other parties hereto. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Agreement by facsimile or other electronic imaging means (e.g. “pdf” or “tif”) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Agreement.
10.11    Survival of Representations and Warranties. All representations and warranties made hereunder and in any other Loan Document or other document delivered pursuant hereto or thereto or in connection herewith or therewith shall survive the execution and delivery hereof and thereof. Such representations and warranties have been

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or will be relied upon by the Administrative Agent and each Lender, regardless of any investigation made by the Administrative Agent or any Lender or on their behalf and notwithstanding that the Administrative Agent or any Lender may have had notice or knowledge of any Default at the time of the Borrowing or any conversion or continuation, and shall continue in full force and effect as long as any Loan or any other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied.
10.12    Severability. If any provision of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, (a) the legality, validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall not be affected or impaired thereby and (b) the parties shall endeavor in good faith negotiations to replace the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provisions with valid provisions the economic effect of which comes as close as possible to that of the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provisions. The invalidity of a provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction. Without limiting the foregoing provisions of this Section 10.12, if and to the extent that the enforceability of any provisions in this Agreement relating to Defaulting Lenders shall be limited by Debtor Relief Laws, as determined in good faith by the Administrative Agent, then such provisions shall be deemed to be in effect only to the extent not so limited.
10.13    Replacement of Lenders. If the Borrower is entitled to replace a Lender pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.06, or if any Lender is a Defaulting Lender or a Non-Consenting Lender or if any other circumstance exists hereunder that gives the Borrower the right to replace a Lender as a party hereto, then the Borrower may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in, and consents required by, Section 10.06), all of its interests, rights (other than its existing rights to payments pursuant to Sections 3.01 and 3.04) and obligations under this Agreement and the related Loan Documents to an Eligible Assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment), provided that:
(a)    the Borrower shall have paid to the Administrative Agent the assignment fee (if any) specified in Section 10.06(b);
(b)    such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder and under the other Loan Documents (including any amounts under Section 3.05) from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Borrower (in the case of all other amounts);
(c)    in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 3.04 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 3.01, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments thereafter;
(d)    such assignment does not conflict with applicable Laws; and
(e)    in the case of an assignment resulting from a Lender becoming a Non-Consenting Lender, the applicable assignee shall have consented to the applicable amendment, waiver or consent.
A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment or delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrower to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.
10.14    Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc.
(a)    GOVERNING LAW. THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS AND ANY CLAIMS, CONTROVERSY, DISPUTE OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE) BASED UPON, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT (EXCEPT, AS TO ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT, AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH THEREIN) AND THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY AND THEREBY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

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(b)    SUBMISSION TO JURISDICTION. THE BORROWER AND EACH OTHER LOAN PARTY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY SUBMITS, FOR ITSELF AND ITS PROPERTY, TO THE NONEXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA SITTING IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY AND OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA, AND ANY APPELLATE COURT FROM ANY THEREOF, IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT, OR FOR RECOGNITION OR ENFORCEMENT OF ANY JUDGMENT, AND EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY AGREES THAT ALL CLAIMS IN RESPECT OF ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING MAY BE HEARD AND DETERMINED IN SUCH NORTH CAROLINA STATE COURT OR, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN SUCH FEDERAL COURT. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO AGREES THAT A FINAL JUDGMENT IN ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE AND MAY BE ENFORCED IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS BY SUIT ON THE JUDGMENT OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER PROVIDED BY LAW. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT OR IN ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT SHALL AFFECT ANY RIGHT THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT OR ANY LENDER MAY OTHERWISE HAVE TO BRING ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT AGAINST THE BORROWER OR ANY OTHER LOAN PARTY OR ITS PROPERTIES IN THE COURTS OF ANY JURISDICTION.
(c)    WAIVER OF VENUE. THE BORROWER AND EACH OTHER LOAN PARTY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY OBJECTION THAT IT MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER HAVE TO THE LAYING OF VENUE OF ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT IN ANY COURT REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SECTION. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE DEFENSE OF AN INCONVENIENT FORUM TO THE MAINTENANCE OF SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN ANY SUCH COURT.
(d)    SERVICE OF PROCESS. EACH PARTY HERETO IRREVOCABLY CONSENTS TO SERVICE OF PROCESS IN THE MANNER PROVIDED FOR NOTICES IN SECTION 10.02. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT WILL AFFECT THE RIGHT OF ANY PARTY HERETO TO SERVE PROCESS IN ANY OTHER MANNER PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
10.15    Waiver of Jury Trial. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY). EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PERSON HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PERSON WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.
10.16    No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility. In connection with all aspects of each transaction contemplated hereby (including in connection with any amendment, waiver or other modification hereof or of any other Loan Document), the Borrower acknowledges and agrees, and acknowledges its Affiliates’ understanding, that: (i) (A) the arranging and other services regarding this Agreement provided by the Administrative Agent and the Arrangers are arm’s-length commercial transactions between the Borrower and its Affiliates, on the one hand, and the Administrative Agent and each Arranger, on the other hand, (B)  the Borrower has consulted its own legal, accounting, regulatory and tax advisors to the extent it has deemed appropriate, and (C) the Borrower is capable of evaluating, and understands and accepts, the terms, risks and conditions of the transactions contemplated hereby and by the other Loan Documents; (ii) (A) the Administrative Agent and each Arranger is and has been acting solely as a principal and, except as expressly agreed in writing by the relevant parties, has not been, is not, and will not be acting as an advisor, agent

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or fiduciary for the Borrower or any of its Affiliates, or any other Person and (B) neither the Administrative Agent nor any Arranger has any obligation to the Borrower or any of its Affiliates with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby except those obligations expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents; and (iii) the Administrative Agent, each Arranger and their respective Affiliates may be engaged in a broad range of transactions that involve interests that differ from those of the Borrower and its Affiliates, and neither the Administrative Agent nor any Arranger has any obligation to disclose any of such interests to the Borrower or its Affiliates. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Borrower hereby waives and releases any claims that it may have against the Administrative Agent or any Arranger with respect to any breach or alleged breach of agency or fiduciary duty in connection with any aspect of any transaction contemplated hereby.
10.17    Electronic Execution of Assignments and Certain Other Documents. The words “execute,” “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” and words of like import in or related to any document to be signed in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby (including without limitation Assignment and Assumptions, amendments or other modifications, Notices of Conversion, Notices of Continuation, waivers and consents) shall be deemed to include electronic signatures, the electronic matching of assignment terms and contract formations on electronic platforms approved by the Administrative Agent, or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; provided that notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary the Administrative Agent is under no obligation to agree to accept electronic signatures in any form or in any format unless expressly agreed to by the Administrative Agent pursuant to procedures approved by it.
10.18    USA PATRIOT Act. Each Lender that is subject to the Act (as hereinafter defined) and the Administrative Agent (for itself and not on behalf of any Lender) hereby notifies the Borrower that pursuant to the requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)) (the “Act”), it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies the Borrower, which information includes the name and address of the Borrower and other information that will allow such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, to identify the Borrower in accordance with the Act. The Borrower shall, promptly following a request by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, provide all documentation and other information that the Administrative Agent or such Lender requests in order to comply with its ongoing obligations under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Act.
10.19    Replaced Credit Agreement.

(a)    Replaced Credit Agreement. Upon satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.01 of this Agreement, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall exclusively control and govern the mutual rights and obligations of the parties hereto with respect to the Replaced Credit Agreement, and the Replaced Credit Agreement shall be superseded in all respects, in each case, on a prospective basis.
(b)    NO NOVATION. THE PARTIES HERETO HAVE ENTERED INTO THIS AGREEMENT SOLELY TO AMEND AND RESTATE THE TERMS OF THE REPLACED CREDIT AGREEMENT. THE PARTIES DO NOT INTEND THIS AGREEMENT NOR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY TO BE, AND THIS AGREEMENT AND THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO BE, A NOVATION OF ANY OF THE OBLIGATIONS OWING BY THE BORROWER OR ANY OTHER LOAN PARTY UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE REPLACED CREDIT AGREEMENT OR ANY OF THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS (AS DEFINED IN THE REPLACED CREDIT AGREEMENT).
10.20    Time of the Essence. Time is of the essence of the Loan Documents.
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EVIDENCE OF PRIOR, CONTEMPORANEOUS, OR SUBSEQUENT ORAL AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES. THERE ARE NO UNWRITTEN ORAL AGREEMENTS AMONG THE PARTIES.
10.22    Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Loan Document or in any other agreement, arrangement or understanding among any such parties, each party hereto acknowledges that any liability of any EEA Financial Institution arising under any Loan Document, to the extent such liability is unsecured, may be subject to the Write-Down and Conversion Powers of an EEA Resolution Authority and agrees and consents to, and acknowledges and agrees to be bound by:
(a)    the application of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by an EEA Resolution Authority to any such liabilities arising hereunder which may be payable to it by any party hereto that is an EEA Financial Institution; and
(b)    the effects of any Bail-In Action on any such liability, including, if applicable:
(i)    a reduction in full or in part or cancellation of any such liability;
(ii)    a conversion of all, or a portion of, such liability into shares or other instruments of ownership in such EEA Financial Institution, its parent undertaking, or a bridge institution that may be issued to it or otherwise conferred on it, and that such shares or other instruments of ownership will be accepted by it in lieu of any rights with respect to any such liability under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; or
(iii)    the variation of the terms of such liability in connection with the exercise of the Write-Down and Conversion Powers of any EEA Resolution Authority.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Second Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first above written.
BORROWER:

TANGER PROPERTIES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, a North Carolina limited partnership

By: Tanger GP Trust, its sole general partner


By:   /s/ James F. Williams             
Name: James F. Williams
Title: Vice President and Treasurer
 
 
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ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT:
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Administrative Agent and as a Lender



By:
/s/ D. Bryan Gregory
Name: D. Bryan Gregory
Title: Managing Director



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SUNTRUST BANK,
as a Lender



By:
/s/ Trudy Wilson    
Name: Trudy Wilson
Title: Vice President, Portfolio Management


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PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as a Lender



By:
/s/ Andrew T. White    
Name: Andrew T. White
Title: Senior Vice President


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REGIONS BANK,
as a Lender



By:
/s/ Susan Wolfe    
Name: Susan Wolfe
Title: Assistant Vice President


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BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,
as a Lender



By:
/s/ Mark Edwards    
Name: Mark Edwards
Title: Senior Vice President


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U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as a Lender



By:
/s/ Timothy J. Tillman    
Name: Timothy J. Tillman
Title: Senior Vice President


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BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
as a Lender



By:
/s/ John B. Fellers    
Name: John B. Fellers
Title: Vice President


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TD BANK, N.A.
as a Lender



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


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Schedule 2.01

COMMITMENTS AND APPLICABLE PERCENTAGES

Bank

Existing Loan
Commitment Amount
Aggregate Loans
Applicable Percentage
Wells Faro Bank, National Association
$65,000,000
$0
$65,000,000
18.571400000%
SunTrust Bank
$65,000,000
$0
$65,000,000
18.571400000%
PNC Bank, National Association
$65,000,000
$0
$65,000,000
18.571400000%
Regions Bank
$65,000,000
$0
$65,000,000
18.571400000%
Branch Banking and Trust Company
$30,000,000
$0
$30,000,000
8.571400000%
U.S. Bank National Association
$17,500,000
$2,500,000
$20,000,000
5.714300000%
Bank of America, N.A.
$17,500,000
$2,500,000
$20,000,000
5.714300000%
TD Bank, N.A.
None
$20,000,000
$20,000,000
5.714300000%
Total
$325,000,000
$25,000,000
$350,000,000
100.000000000%



        



SCHEDULE 5.05
SUPPLEMENT TO INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

None.

        



SCHEDULE 5.06
LITIGATION
None.


        



SCHEDULE 5.09
ENVIRONMENTAL DISCLOSURE ITEMS
None.



        



SCHEDULE 5.12(d)
PENSION PLAN OBLIGATIONS
None.


        



SCHEDULE 5.13
SUBSIDIARIES,
OTHER EQUITY INVESTMENTS
AND EQUITY INTERESTS IN THE BORROWER
See attached.

        




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SCHEDULE 5.18
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MATTERS
None.

        



SCHEDULE 10.02
ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT'S OFFICE;
CERTAIN ADDRESSES FOR NOTICES

BORROWER:

Tanger Properties Limited Partnership
3200 Northline Ave., Suite 360
Greensboro, NC 27408
Attn: Steven Tanger
With copies to the following:
James F. Williams
Virginia R. Summerell
Telephone: 336-292-3010
Telecopier: 336-297-0931
Electronic Mail: [email protected]
With copies to the following:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

Website Address: tangeroutlet.com

Taxpayer ID No. of Borrower: 56-1822494

Taxpayer ID No. of Parent: 56-1815473

[Administrative Agent address on following page(s)]


        



EXHIBIT A
ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION

This Assignment and Assumption (this “Assignment and Assumption”) is dated as of the Effective Date set forth below and is entered into by and between [the] [each] For bracketed language here and elsewhere in this form relating to the Assignor(s), if the assignment is from a single Assignor, choose the first bracketed language. If the assignment is from multiple Assignors, choose the second bracketed language. Assignor identified in item 1 below ([the] [each, an]Assignor”) and [the] [each] Assignee identified in item 2 below ([the] [each, an]Assignee”). [It is understood and agreed that the rights and obligations of [the Assignors] [the Assignees] hereunder are several and not joint.] Include bracketed language if there are either multiple Assignors or multiple Assignees. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement identified below (as amended, the “Credit Agreement”), receipt of a copy of which is hereby acknowledged by the Assignee. The Standard Terms and Conditions set forth in Annex 1 attached hereto are hereby agreed to and incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this Assignment and Assumption as if set forth herein in full.

For an agreed consideration, [the] [each] Assignor hereby irrevocably sells and assigns to [the Assignee] [the respective Assignees], and [the] [each] Assignee hereby irrevocably purchases and assumes from [the Assignor] [the respective Assignors], subject to and in accordance with the Standard Terms and Conditions and the Credit Agreement, as of the Effective Date inserted by the Administrative Agent as contemplated below (i) all of [the Assignor's] [the respective Assignors'] rights and obligations in [its capacity as a Lender] [their respective capacities as Lenders] under the Credit Agreement and any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto in the amount[s] and equal to the percentage interest[s] identified below of all the outstanding rights and obligations under the respective facilities identified below and (ii) to the extent permitted to be assigned under applicable law, all claims, suits, causes of action and any other right of [the Assignor (in its capacity as a Lender)] [the respective Assignors (in their respective capacities as Lenders)] against any Person, whether known or unknown, arising under or in connection with the Credit Agreement, any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto or the loan transactions governed thereby or in any way based on or related to any of the foregoing, including, but not limited to, contract claims, tort claims, malpractice claims, statutory claims and all other claims at law or in equity related to the rights and obligations sold and assigned pursuant to clause (i) above (the rights and obligations sold and assigned by [the] [any] Assignor to [the] [any] Assignee pursuant to clauses (i) and (ii) above being referred to herein collectively as [the] [an]Assigned Interest”). Each such sale and assignment is without recourse to [the] [any] Assignor and, except as expressly provided in this Assignment and Assumption, without representation or warranty by [the] [any] Assignor.
1.
Assignor[s]:    ______________________________

______________________________
[Assignor [is] [is not] a Defaulting Lender]
2.
Assignee[s]:    ______________________________

______________________________
[for each Assignee, indicate [Affiliate] [Approved Fund] of [identify Lender]]

3.
Borrower(s):    Tanger Properties Limited Partnership

4.
Administrative Agent: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as the administrative agent under the Credit Agreement
___________________________
1 For bracketed language here and elsewhere in this form relating to the Assignor(s), if the assignment is from a single Assignor, choose the first bracketed language. If the assignment is from multiple Assignors, choose the second bracketed language.
2 Include bracketed language if there are either multiple Assignors or multiple Assignees.
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5.
Credit Agreement: Second Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement, dated as of October 25, 2018 (as amended, restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified in writing from time to time, the “Agreement;” the terms defined therein being used herein as therein defined), among Tanger Properties Limited Partnership (the “Borrower”), the Lenders from time to time party thereto, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent, and the other parties thereto.

        




6.
Assigned Interest[s]:
Assignor[s] 3
Assignee[s] 4
Facility
Assigned
Aggregate
Amount of
Loans
for all Lenders 5
Amount of
Loans
Assigned
Percentage
Assigned of
Loans 6
CUSIP
Number
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$________________
$_________
____________%
 
 
 
____________
$________________
$_________
____________%
 
 
 
____________
$________________
$_________
____________%
 

7.
[Trade Date:    __________________] To be completed if the Assignor and the Assignee intend that the minimum assignment amount is to be determined as of the Trade Date.
Effective Date: __________________, 20__ [TO BE INSERTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND WHICH SHALL BE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RECORDATION OF TRANSFER IN THE REGISTER THEREFOR.]
The terms set forth in this Assignment and Assumption are hereby agreed to:
__________________
3 List each Assignor, as appropriate.
4 List each Assignee and, if available, its market entity identifier, as appropriate.
5 Amounts in this column and in the column immediately to the right to be adjusted by the counterparties to take into account any payments or prepayments made between the Trade Date and the Effective Date.
6 Set forth, to at least 9 decimals, as a percentage of the Loans of all Lenders thereunder.
7 To be completed if the Assignor and the Assignee intend that the minimum assignment amount is to be determined as of the Trade Date.

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ASSIGNOR[S]: 8

[NAME OF ASSIGNOR]


By:
Name:
Title:

 
ASSIGNEE[S]: 9

[NAME OF ASSIGNEE]


By:
Name:
Title:
[Consented to and] 10 Accepted:

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent


By:
Name:
Title:
 
[Consented to:] 11


By:
Name:
Title:
 
_____________
8 Add additional signature blocks as needed. Include both Fund/Pension Plan and manager making the
trade (if applicable).
9 Add additional signature blocks as needed. Include both Fund/Pension Plan and manager making the
trade (if applicable).
10 To be added only if the consent of the Administrative Agent is required by the terms of the Credit
Agreement.
11 To be added only if the consent of the Borrower and/or other parties is required by the terms of the
Credit Agreement.



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ANNEX 1 TO ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION
STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR
ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION
1.Representations and Warranties.
1.1     Assignor. [The] [Each] Assignor (a) represents and warrants that (i) it is the legal and beneficial owner of [the] [[the relevant] Assigned Interest, (ii) [the] [such] Assigned Interest is free and clear of any lien, encumbrance or other adverse claim, (iii) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Assignment and Assumption and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and (iv) it is [not] a Defaulting Lender; and (b) assumes no responsibility with respect to (i) any statements, warranties or representations made in or in connection with the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, (ii) the execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of the Loan Documents or any collateral thereunder, (iii) the financial condition of the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates or any other Person obligated in respect of any Loan Document or (iv) the performance or observance by the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates or any other Person of any of their respective obligations under any Loan Document.

1.2     Assignee. [The] [Each] Assignee (a) represents and warrants that (i) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Assignment and Assumption and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and to become a Lender under the Credit Agreement, (ii) it meets all the requirements to be an assignee under Section 10.06(b)(iii) and (v) of the Credit Agreement (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 10.06(b)(iii) of the Credit Agreement), (iii) from and after the Effective Date, it shall be bound by the provisions of the Credit Agreement as a Lender thereunder and, to the extent of [the] [the relevant] Assigned Interest, shall have the obligations of a Lender thereunder, (iv) it is sophisticated with respect to decisions to acquire assets of the type represented by [the] [such] Assigned Interest and either it, or the Person exercising discretion in making its decision to acquire [the] [such] Assigned Interest, is experienced in acquiring assets of such type, (v) it has received a copy of the Credit Agreement, and has received or has been accorded the opportunity to receive copies of the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 6.01 thereof, as applicable, and such other documents and information as it deems appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Assignment and Assumption and to purchase [the] [such] Assigned Interest, (vi) it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Assignment and Assumption and to purchase [the] [such] Assigned Interest, and (vii) if it is a Foreign Lender, attached hereto is any documentation required to be delivered by it pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement, duly completed and executed by [the] [such] Assignee; and (b) agrees that (i) it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, [the] [any] Assignor or any other Lender, and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under the Loan Documents, and (ii) it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Loan Documents are required to be performed by it as a Lender.

2.Payments. From and after the Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall make all payments in respect of [the] [each] Assigned Interest (including payments of principal, interest, fees and other amounts) to [the] [the relevant] Assignor for amounts which have accrued to but excluding the Effective Date and to [the] [the relevant] Assignee for amounts which have accrued from and after the Effective Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Administrative Agent shall make all payments of interest, fees or other amounts paid or payable in kind from and after the Effective Date to [the][the relevant] Assignee.

General Provisions. This Assignment and Assumption shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns. This Assignment and Assumption may be executed in any number of counterparts, which together shall constitute one instrument. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Assignment and Assumption by telecopy shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Assignment and Assumption. This Assignment and Assumption shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.

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EXHIBIT B
FORM OF GUARANTY

SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CONTINUING GUARANTY

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, and in consideration of credit and/or financial accommodation heretofore or hereafter from time to time made or granted to TANGER PROPERTIES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, a North Carolina limited partnership (the “Borrower”) by WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, in its capacity as the Administrative Agent under the Credit Agreement referenced herein (in such capacity and together with its successors and assigns as permitted under the Credit Agreement, the “Agent”) and the Lenders, as such term is defined in that certain Second Amended and Restated Term Loan Agreement dated as of October 25, 2018 (as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings set forth in the Credit Agreement) among the Borrower, the Agent, such Lenders, and the other parties thereto, the undersigned Guarantor and the other Persons from time to time party hereto pursuant to the execution and delivery of an Accession Agreement in the form of Annex I hereto (whether one or more the “Guarantor”, and if more than one jointly and severally) hereby furnishes to the Agent, for the benefit of the Agent and Lenders, its amended and restated guaranty of the Guaranteed Obligations (as hereinafter defined) as set forth herein; provided, that this Guaranty constitutes an amendment, restatement, and continuation of that certain Continuing Guaranty initially entered into by Guarantor and certain other parties in favor of the Agent in connection with the Replaced Credit Agreement (as the same may have been from time to time amended, restated, supplemented, or otherwise modified, the “Replaced Guaranty”) and does not constitute a novation, termination or release of or with respect to any of the obligations or indebtedness represented by the Replaced Guaranty.

Now, therefore, the Guarantor agrees as follows:
1.Guaranty. The Guarantor hereby absolutely and unconditionally guarantees, as a guaranty of payment and performance and not merely as a guaranty of collection, prompt payment when due, whether at stated maturity, by required prepayment, upon acceleration, demand or otherwise, and at all times thereafter, of any and all existing and future indebtedness and liabilities of every kind, nature and character, direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, liquidated or unliquidated, voluntary or involuntary and whether for principal, interest, premiums, fees indemnities, damages, costs, expenses or otherwise, of the Borrower to the Agent and/or Lenders (collectively, the Agent and Lenders shall be referred to herein as the “Secured Parties”) arising under the Credit Agreement, the Loan Documents, Sections 2, 10 and 17 of this Guaranty, any other instruments, agreements or other documents of any kind or nature now or hereafter executed in connection with the Credit Agreement (including all renewals, extensions, amendments, refinancings and other modifications thereof and all costs, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred by the Agent in connection with the collection or enforcement thereof) and whether recovery upon such indebtedness and liabilities may be or hereafter become unenforceable or shall be an allowed or disallowed claim under any proceeding or case commenced by or against the Guarantor or the Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code (Title 11, United States Code), any successor statute or any 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 (collectively, “Debtor Relief Laws”), and including interest that accrues after the commencement by or against the Borrower of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws (collectively, the “Guaranteed Obligations”). The Agent’s and/or Lenders’ books and records showing the amount of the Guaranteed Obligations shall be admissible in evidence in any action or proceeding, and absent manifest error shall be binding upon the Guarantor and conclusive for the purpose of establishing the amount of the Guaranteed Obligations. This Guaranty shall not be affected by the regularity or enforceability of the Guaranteed Obligations or any instrument or agreement evidencing any Guaranteed Obligations, or by the existence, validity, enforceability, perfection, non‑perfection or extent of any collateral therefor, or by any fact or circumstance relating to the Guaranteed Obligations which might otherwise constitute a defense to the obligations of the Guarantor under this Guaranty, and the Guarantor hereby irrevocably waives any defenses it may now have or hereafter acquire in any way relating to any or all of the foregoing except the defense of payment. Anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, the obligations of the Guarantor hereunder at any time shall be limited to an aggregate amount equal to the largest amount that would not render its obligations hereunder subject to avoidance as a fraudulent transfer or conveyance under Section 548 of the Bankruptcy Code (Title 11, United States Code) or any comparable provisions of any similar federal or state law.
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2.No Setoff or Deductions; Taxes; Payments. The Guarantor represents and warrants that it is organized and resident in the United States of America. The Guarantor shall make all payments hereunder without setoff or counterclaim and free and clear of and without deduction for any taxes, levies, imposts, duties, charges, fees, deductions, withholdings, compulsory loans, restrictions or conditions of any nature now or hereafter imposed or levied by any jurisdiction or any political subdivision thereof or taxing or other authority therein unless the Guarantor is compelled by law to make such deduction or withholding (and provided that nothing contained herein, including without limitation, the foregoing, shall limit or affect the Guarantor’s ability to bring any separate action or claim available to it at law or in equity). If any such obligation (other than one arising with respect to taxes based on or measured by the income or profits of the respective Secured Parties) is imposed upon the Guarantor with respect to any amount payable by it hereunder, the Guarantor will pay to the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties), on the date on which such amount is due and payable hereunder, such additional amount in U.S. dollars as shall be necessary to enable the Agent (on behalf of the Secured Parties) to receive the same net amount which the Agent would have received on such due date had no such obligation been imposed upon the Guarantor. The Guarantor will deliver promptly to the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) certificates or other valid vouchers for all taxes or other charges deducted from or paid with respect to payments made by the Guarantor hereunder. The obligations of the Guarantor under this paragraph shall survive the payment in full of the Guaranteed Obligations and termination of this Guaranty.

3.Rights of Secured Parties. The Guarantor consents and agrees that the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) and/or Secured Parties (as applicable) may, at any time and from time to time, without notice or demand, and without affecting the enforceability or continuing effectiveness hereof: (a) amend, extend, renew, compromise, discharge, accelerate or otherwise change the time for payment or the terms of the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof, including, but not limited to, extending or shortening the time of payment of any of the Guarantied Obligations or changing the interest rate that may accrue on any of the Guarantied Obligations; (b) amend, modify, alter or supplement any Guarantied Document; (c) take, hold, exchange, enforce, waive, release, fail to perfect, sell, or otherwise dispose of any security for the payment of this Guaranty or any Guaranteed Obligations; (d) apply such security and direct the order or manner of sale thereof as the Secured Parties, in their sole discretion (and subject to the terms of the Loan Documents) may determine; (e) release or substitute one or more of any endorsers or other guarantors of any of the Guaranteed Obligations; (f) exercise, or refrain from exercising, any rights against any Loan Party or any other Person; and (g) apply any sum, by whomsoever paid or however realized, to the Guarantied Obligations in such order as the Secured Parties shall elect. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Guarantor consents to the taking of, or failure to take, any action which might in any manner or to any extent vary the risks of the Guarantor under this Guaranty or which, but for this provision, might operate as a discharge of the Guarantor.

4.Certain Waivers. Each Guarantor guarantees that the Guarantied Obligations will be paid strictly in accordance with the terms of the documents evidencing the same, regardless of any applicable law now or hereafter in effect in any jurisdiction affecting any of such terms or the rights of the Secured Parties with respect thereto. The liability of each Guarantor under this Guaranty shall be absolute, irrevocable and unconditional in accordance with its terms and shall remain in full force and effect without regard to, and shall not be released, suspended, discharged, terminated or otherwise affected by, any circumstance or occurrence whatsoever. The Guarantor waives (a) any defense arising by reason of any disability or other defense of the Borrower or any other guarantor (other than full payment and performance), or the cessation from any cause whatsoever (including any act or omission of any Secured Party) of the liability of the Borrower; (b) any defense based on any claim that the Guarantor’s obligations exceed or are more burdensome than those of the Borrower; (c) any defense, set off, claim or counterclaim (other than indefeasible payment

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and performance in full) which may at any time be available to or be asserted by any Loan Party or any other Person against any Secured Party; (d) the benefit of any statute of limitations affecting the Guarantor’s liability hereunder; (e) any right to proceed against the Borrower, proceed against or exhaust any security for the Indebtedness, or pursue any other remedy in the Agent’s or any other Secured Party’s power whatsoever; (f) any benefit of and any right to participate in any security now or hereafter held by the Agent or any other Secured Party; (g) any change in (i) the amount, interest rate or due date or other term of any of the Guarantied Obligations, (ii) any change in the time, place or manner of payment of all or any portion of the Guarantied Obligations, (iii) any amendment or waiver of, or consent to the departure from or other indulgence with respect to, the Credit Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other document, instrument or agreement evidencing or relating to any Guarantied Obligations (the “Guarantied Documents”), or (iv) any waiver, renewal, extension, addition, or supplement to, or deletion from, or any other action or inaction under or in respect of, any Guarantied Document or any assignment or transfer of any Guarantied Document; (h) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Guarantied Document or any assignment or transfer of any Guarantied Document; (i) any furnishing to any of the Secured Parties of any security for any of the Guarantied Obligations, or any sale, exchange, release or surrender of, or realization on, any collateral securing any of the Guarantied Obligations; (j) any settlement or compromise of any of the Guarantied Obligations, any security therefor, or any liability of any other party with respect to any of the Guarantied Obligations, or any subordination of the payment of any of the Guarantied Obligations to the payment of any other liability of the Borrower or any other Loan Party; (k) any bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, composition, adjustment, dissolution, liquidation or other like proceeding relating to such Guarantor, any other Loan Party or any other Person, or any action taken with respect to this Guaranty by any trustee or receiver, or by any court, in any such proceeding; (l) any act or failure to act by any Loan Party or any other Person which may adversely affect such Guarantor’s subrogation rights, if any, against any other Loan Party or any other Person to recover payments made under this Guaranty; (m) any nonperfection or impairment of any security interest or other Lien on any collateral, if any, securing in any way any of the Guarantied Obligations; (n) any application of sums paid by any Loan Party or any other Person with respect to the liabilities of any Loan Party to any of the Secured Parties, regardless of what liabilities of the Borrower remain unpaid; (o) any defect, limitation or insufficiency in the borrowing powers of the Borrower or in the exercise thereof; (p) any change in the corporate existence, structure or ownership of any Loan Party; (q) any statement, representation or warranty made or deemed made by or on behalf of any Loan Party under any Guarantied Document, or any amendment hereto or thereto, proves to have been incorrect or misleading in any respect; (r) any statement, representation or warranty made or deemed made by or on behalf of any Loan Party under any Guarantied Document, or any amendment hereto or thereto, proves to have been incorrect or misleading in any respect; and (s) to the fullest extent permitted by law, any and all other defenses or benefits that may be derived from or afforded by applicable law limiting the liability of or exonerating guarantors or sureties. The Guarantor expressly waives all setoffs and counterclaims and all presentments, demands for payment or performance, notices of nonpayment or nonperformance, protests, notices of protest, notices of dishonor and all other notices or demands of any kind or nature whatsoever with respect to the Guaranteed Obligations, and all notices of acceptance of this Guaranty or of the existence, creation or incurrence of new or additional Guaranteed Obligations, including but not limited to the benefits of N.C. General Statutes §§ 26‑7 through 26‑9 inclusive, as amended, or any similar statute.

5.Obligations Independent. The obligations of the Guarantor hereunder are those of primary obligor, and not merely as surety, and are independent of the Guaranteed Obligations and the obligations of any other guarantor, and a separate action may be brought against the Guarantor to enforce this Guaranty whether or not the Borrower or any other person or entity is joined as a party.

6.Subrogation. The Guarantor shall not exercise any right of subrogation, contribution, indemnity, reimbursement or similar rights with respect to any payments it makes under this Guaranty until all of the Guaranteed Obligations and any amounts payable under this Guaranty have been indefeasibly paid and performed in full and any commitments of the Lenders or facilities provided by the Lenders with respect to the Guaranteed Obligations are terminated. If any amounts are paid to the Guarantor in violation of the foregoing limitation, then such amounts shall be held in trust for the benefit of the Secured Parties and shall forthwith be paid to the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) to reduce the amount of the Guaranteed Obligations, whether matured or unmatured.

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7.Termination; Reinstatement. This Guaranty is a continuing and irrevocable guaranty of all Guaranteed Obligations now or hereafter existing and shall remain in full force and effect until all Guaranteed Obligations and any other amounts payable under this Guaranty are indefeasibly paid in full in cash and any commitments of the Lenders or facilities provided by the Lenders with respect to the Guaranteed Obligations are terminated. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Guaranty shall continue in full force and effect or be revived, as the case may be, if any payment by or on behalf of the Borrower or the Guarantor is made, or any Secured Party exercises its right of setoff, in respect of the Guaranteed Obligations and such payment or the proceeds of such setoff or any part thereof is subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside or required (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Secured Parties in their discretion) to be repaid to a trustee, receiver or any other party, in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws or otherwise, all as if such payment had not been made or such setoff had not occurred and whether or not the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) is in possession of or has released this Guaranty and regardless of any prior revocation, rescission, termination or reduction. The obligations of the Guarantor under this paragraph shall be revived and this Guaranty reinstated in the event that this Guaranty is terminated prior to the occurrence of the events giving rise to the Guarantor’s obligations under this paragraph and the obligations of the Guarantor under this paragraph shall survive termination of this Guaranty. Notwithstanding the foregoing, or anything to the contrary contained in this Guaranty, any Guarantor’s obligations hereunder may be terminated and released at any time, including without limitation, at any time prior to the indefeasible payment and performance of all Guaranteed Obligations, in accordance with the terms of Credit Agreement, including without limitation, Section 6.12 and Section 9.11 thereof.

8.Subordination. The Guarantor hereby subordinates the payment of all obligations and indebtedness of the Borrower owing to the Guarantor, whether now existing or hereafter arising, including but not limited to any obligation of the Borrower to the Guarantor as subrogee of any Secured Party or resulting from the Guarantor’s performance under this Guaranty, to the indefeasible payment in full in cash of all Guaranteed Obligations. If the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) so requests, any such obligation or indebtedness of the Borrower to the Guarantor shall be enforced and performance received by the Guarantor as trustee for the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) and the proceeds thereof shall be paid over to the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) on account of the Guaranteed Obligations, but without reducing or affecting in any manner the liability of the Guarantor under this Guaranty.

9.Stay of Acceleration. In the event that acceleration of the time for payment of any of the Guaranteed Obligations is stayed, in connection with any case commenced by or against the Guarantor or Borrower under any Debtor Relief Laws, or otherwise, all such amounts shall nonetheless be payable by the Guarantor immediately upon demand by the Agent.

10.Expenses. The Guarantor shall pay on demand all non-reimbursed out‑of‑pocket expenses of the Agent (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses and the allocated cost and disbursements of internal legal counsel) in any way relating to the enforcement or protection of the Agent’s or the other Secured Parties’ rights under this Guaranty or in respect of the Guaranteed Obligations, including any incurred during any “workout” or restructuring in respect of the Guaranteed Obligations and any incurred in the preservation, protection or enforcement of any rights of the Agent or other Secured Parties in any proceeding any Debtor Relief Laws. The obligations of the Guarantor under this paragraph shall survive the payment in full of the Guaranteed Obligations and termination of this Guaranty.

11.Miscellaneous. No provision of this Guaranty may be waived, amended, supplemented or modified, except by a written instrument executed by the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) and the Guarantor. No failure by the Agent to exercise, and no delay in exercising, any right, remedy or power hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy or power hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or remedy. The remedies herein provided are cumulative and not exclusive of any remedies provided by law or in equity. The unenforceability or invalidity of any provision of this Guaranty shall not affect the enforceability or validity of any other provision herein. Unless otherwise agreed by the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) and the Guarantor in writing, this Guaranty is not intended to supersede or otherwise affect any other guaranty now or hereafter given by the Guarantor for the benefit of any Secured Party or any term or provision thereof.

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12.Condition of Borrower. The Guarantor acknowledges and agrees that it has the sole responsibility for, and has adequate means of, obtaining from the Borrower and any other guarantor such information concerning the financial condition, business and operations of the Borrower and any such other guarantor as the Guarantor requires, and that the Secured Parties have no duty, and the Guarantor is not relying on any Secured Party to, at any time, disclose to the Guarantor any information relating to the business, operations or financial condition of the Borrower or any other guarantor (the guarantor waiving any duty on the part of any Secured Party to disclose such information and any defense relating to the failure to provide the same).

13.Setoff. If and to the extent any payment is not made when due hereunder, but only if and in the event that the Obligations have been accelerated pursuant to Section 8.02(b) of the Credit Agreement following an Event of Default thereunder, then the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) may setoff and charge from time to time any amount so due against any or all of the Guarantor’s accounts or deposits with the Agent.

14.Representations and Warranties. The Guarantor represents and warrants that (a) it is duly organized and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization and has full capacity and right to make and perform this Guaranty, and all necessary authority has been obtained; (b) this Guaranty constitutes its legal, valid and binding obligation enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by (i) applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and (ii) the application of general principles of equity, regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law; (c) the making and performance of this Guaranty does not and will not violate the provisions of any applicable law, regulation or order, and does not and will not result in the breach of, or constitute a default or require any consent under, any material agreement, instrument, or document to which it is a party or by which it or any of its property may be bound or affected; except to the extent that any such violation, breach or default, or failure to obtain the same, as applicable, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (d) all consents, approvals, licenses and authorizations of, and filings and registrations with, any governmental authority required under applicable law and regulations for the making and performance of this Guaranty have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect, except to the extent that failure to obtain or file the same, as applicable, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

15.Additional Representations, Warranties and Covenants of Guarantor. Guarantor hereby acknowledges, agrees and confirms that, by its execution hereof, Guarantor will be deemed to be a Loan Party under the Credit Agreement and a “Guarantor” for all purposes of the Credit Agreement. Guarantor further agrees to be bound by, all of the terms, provisions and conditions contained in herein and in the Credit Agreement applicable to a Guarantor.

16.New Guarantors. Additional Persons (each such Person being referred to herein as a “New Guarantor”) may, from time to time, become parties hereto (and thereby become a “Guarantor”) pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in Section 6.12 of the Credit Agreement through the execution of a counterpart signature page hereto. Each such New Guarantor hereby acknowledges, agrees and confirms that, by its execution of such counterpart, the New Guarantor will be deemed to be a Loan Party under the Credit Agreement and a “Guarantor” for all purposes of the Credit Agreement and shall have all of the obligations of the Guarantor hereunder as if it had executed this Agreement as of the Closing Date. Further, each such New Guarantor hereby ratifies, as of the date of its execution of a counterpart signature page hereto, and agrees to be bound by, all of the terms, provisions and conditions contained in herein and in the Credit Agreement applicable to a Guarantor. The obligations of each such New Guarantor hereunder and under the Credit Agreement will be joint and several with each other Person qualifying as a Guarantor hereunder.

17.Indemnification and Survival. Without limitation on any other obligations of the Guarantor or remedies of the Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) under this Guaranty, the Guarantor shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, indemnify, defend and save and hold harmless the Secured Parties from and against, and shall pay on demand, any and all reasonable damages, losses, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses and the allocated cost and disbursements of internal legal counsel) that may be suffered or incurred by the Secured Parties in connection with or as a result of any failure of any Guaranteed Obligations to be the legal, valid and binding obligations of the Borrower enforceable against the Borrower in accordance with their terms.

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18.Governing Law; Assignment; Jurisdiction; Notices. This Guaranty shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York. This Guaranty shall (a) bind the Guarantor and its successors and assigns, provided that the Guarantor may not assign its rights or obligations under this Guaranty without the prior written consent of the Agent (and any attempted assignment without such consent shall be void), and (b) inure to the benefit of the Secured Parties and their successors and assigns and the Lenders may, without notice to the Guarantor and without affecting the Guarantor’s obligations hereunder, assign, sell or grant participations in the Guaranteed Obligations and this Guaranty, in whole or in part, in accordance with the terms of Section 10.06 of the Credit Agreement. The Guarantor hereby irrevocably (i) submits to the non‑exclusive jurisdiction of any United States Federal or State court sitting in Charlotte, North Carolina in any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Guaranty, and (ii) waives to the fullest extent permitted by law any defense asserting an inconvenient forum in connection therewith. Service of process by the Agent in connection with such action or proceeding shall be binding on the Guarantor if sent to the Guarantor by registered or certified mail at its address specified below or such other address as from time to time notified by the Guarantor. The Guarantor agrees that the Agent may disclose to any assignee of or participant in, or any prospective assignee of or participant in, any of its rights or obligations of all or part of the Guaranteed Obligations any and all information in the Agent’s possession concerning the Guarantor, this Guaranty and any security for this Guaranty, provided, that the Agent shall require any such recipient to agree in writing to maintain the confidentiality of such information. All notices and other communications to the Guarantor under this Guaranty shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or overnight courier service to the Guarantor at the address of the Borrower set forth in Schedule 10.02 to the Credit Agreement or at such other address in the United States as may be specified by the Guarantor in a written notice delivered to the Agent at the address of the Agent set forth in Schedule 10.02 to the Credit Agreement or at such other address in the United States as the Agent may designate for such purpose from time to time in a written notice to the Guarantor.

19.Joint and Several Obligations. the obligationS of the Guarantors HEREUNDER SHALL BE joint and several, and ACCORDINGLY, each Guarantor CONFIRMS THAT IT is liable for the full amount of the “GUARANTiED Obligations” AND ALL OF THE OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITIES OF EACH OF THE OTHER gUARANTORS HEREUNDER.

20. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL; FINAL AGREEMENT. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE GUARANTOR AND THE AGENT EACH IRREVOCABLY WAIVES TRIAL BY JURY WITH RESPECT TO ANY ACTION, CLAIM, SUIT OR PROCEEDING ON, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS GUARANTY OR THE GUARANTEED OBLIGATIONS. THIS GUARANTY REPRESENTS THE FINAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND MAY NOT BE CONTRADICTED BY EVIDENCE OF PRIOR, CONTEMPORANEOUS, OR SUBSEQUENT ORAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THERE ARE NO UNWRITTEN ORAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE PARTIES.

21.Right of Contribution. The Guarantors hereby agree as among themselves that, if any Guarantor shall make an Excess Payment, such Guarantor shall have a right of contribution from each other Guarantor in an amount equal to such other Guarantor’s Contribution Share of such Excess Payment. The payment obligations of any Guarantor under this Section shall be subordinate and subject in right of payment to the Guarantied Obligations until such time as the Guarantied Obligations have been indefeasibly paid and performed in full and the Commitments have expired or terminated, and none of the Guarantors shall exercise any right or remedy under this Section against any other Guarantor until such Obligations have been indefeasibly paid and performed in full and the Commitments have expired or terminated. Subject to Section 6 of this Guaranty, this Section shall not be deemed to affect any right of subrogation, indemnity, reimbursement or contribution that any Guarantor may have under applicable law against any other Loan Party in respect of any payment of Guarantied Obligations. Notwithstanding the foregoing, all rights of contribution against any Guarantor shall terminate from and after such time, if ever, that such Guarantor shall cease to be a Guarantor in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Loan Documents.

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22.Keepwell. Each Qualified ECP Guarantor hereby jointly and severally absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably undertakes to provide such funds or other support as may be needed from time to time by each other Loan Party to honor all of its obligations under this Guaranty in respect of Swap Obligations (provided, however, that each Qualified ECP Guarantor shall only be liable under this Section for the maximum amount of such liability that can be hereby incurred without rendering its obligations under this Section, or otherwise under this Guaranty, voidable under applicable law relating to fraudulent conveyance or fraudulent transfer, and not for any greater amount). The obligations of each Qualified ECP Guarantor under this Section shall remain in full force and effect until termination of this Guaranty in accordance with Section 7 hereof. Each Qualified ECP Guarantor intends that this Section constitute, and this Section shall be deemed to constitute, a “keepwell, support, or other agreement” for the benefit of each other Loan Party for all purposes of Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

23.Definitions. For purposes of this Guaranty:
Contribution Share” means, for any Guarantor in respect of any Excess Payment made by any other Guarantor, the ratio (expressed as a percentage) as of the date of such Excess Payment of (i) the amount by which the aggregate present fair salable value of all of its assets and properties exceeds the amount of all debts and liabilities of such Guarantor (including contingent, subordinated, unmatured, and unliquidated liabilities, but excluding the obligations of such Guarantor hereunder) to (ii) the amount by which the aggregate present fair salable value of all assets and other properties of the Loan Parties other than the maker of such Excess Payment exceeds the amount of all of the debts and liabilities (including contingent, subordinated, unmatured, and unliquidated liabilities, but excluding the obligations of the Loan Parties) of the Loan Parties other than the maker of such Excess Payment; provided, however, that, for purposes of calculating the Contribution Shares of the Guarantors in respect of any Excess Payment, any Guarantor that became a Guarantor subsequent to the date of any such Excess Payment shall be deemed to have been a Guarantor on the date of such Excess Payment and the financial information for such Guarantor as of the date such Guarantor became a Guarantor shall be utilized for such Guarantor in connection with such Excess Payment.
Excess Payment” means the amount paid by any Guarantor in excess of its Ratable Share of any Guarantied Obligations.
Proceeding” means any of the following: (i) a voluntary or involuntary case concerning any Guarantor shall be commenced under the Bankruptcy Code; (ii) a custodian (as defined in such Bankruptcy Code or any other applicable bankruptcy laws) is appointed for, or takes charge of, all or any substantial part of the property of any Guarantor; (iii) any other proceeding under any applicable law, domestic or foreign, relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, winding‑up or composition for adjustment of debts, whether now or hereafter in effect, is commenced relating to any Guarantor; (iv) any Guarantor is adjudicated insolvent or bankrupt; (v) any order of relief or other order approving any such case or proceeding is entered by a court of competent jurisdiction; (vi) any Guarantor makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; (vii) any Guarantor shall fail to pay, or shall state that it is unable to pay, or shall be unable to pay, its debts generally as they become due; (viii) any Guarantor shall call a meeting of its creditors with a view to arranging a composition or adjustment of its debts; (ix) any Guarantor shall by any act or failure to act indicate its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any of the foregoing; or (x) any corporate action shall be taken by any Guarantor for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing.
Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Loan Party (including the Borrower) that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time the relevant Guarantee or grant of the relevant security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or such other person as constitutes an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and can cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time by entering into a keepwell under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

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Ratable Share” means, for any Guarantor in respect of any payment of Guarantied Obligations, the ratio (expressed as a percentage) as of the date of such payment of Guarantied Obligations of (i) the amount by which the aggregate present fair salable value of all of its assets and properties exceeds the amount of all debts and liabilities of such Guarantor (including contingent, subordinated, unmatured, and unliquidated liabilities, but excluding the obligations of such Guarantor hereunder) to (ii) the amount by which the aggregate present fair salable value of all assets and other properties of all of the Loan Parties exceeds the amount of all of the debts and liabilities (including contingent, subordinated, unmatured, and unliquidated liabilities, but excluding the obligations of the Loan Parties hereunder) of the Loan Parties; provided, however, that, for purposes of calculating the Ratable Shares of the Guarantors in respect of any payment of Guarantied Obligations, any Guarantor that became a Guarantor subsequent to the date of any such payment shall be deemed to have been a Guarantor on the date of such payment and the financial information for such Guarantor as of the date such Guarantor became a Guarantor shall be utilized for such Guarantor in connection with such payment.
Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of Section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
24.NO NOVATION. THE PARTIES HERETO HAVE ENTERED INTO THIS GUARANTY SOLELY TO AMEND AND RESTATE THE TERMS OF THE EXISTING GUARANTY. THE PARTIES DO NOT INTEND THIS GUARANTY NOR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY TO BE, AND THIS GUARANTY AND THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO BE, A NOVATION OF ANY OF THE OBLIGATIONS OWING BY THE BORROWER OR ANY OTHER LOAN PARTY UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXISTING CREDIT AGREEMENT, THE EXISTING GUARNATY OR ANY OF THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS (AS DEFINED IN THE EXISTING CREDIT AGREEMENT).







Executed this 25th day of October, 2018.

TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS, INC., a North Carolina corporation



By:                     
Name:                     
Title:                     

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each Guarantor has duly executed and delivered this Guaranty as of the date and year first written above.

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent



By:                 
Name:                 
Title:                 



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ANNEX I

FORM OF ACCESSION AGREEMENT

THIS ACCESSION AGREEMENT dated as of ____________, ____, executed and delivered by ______________________, a _____________ (the “New Guarantor”) in favor of WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, in its capacity as Administrative Agent (the “Administrative Agent”) under that certain Second Amended and Restated Term Loan Credit Agreement dated as of _______________, 20__ (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among TANGER PROPERTIES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (the “Borrower”), the financial institutions party thereto and their assignees under Section 10.06. thereof (the “Lenders”), the Administrative Agent, and the other parties thereto, for its benefit and the benefit of the other Guarantied Parties.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Credit Agreement, the Administrative Agent and the other Lenders have agreed to make available to the Borrower certain financial accommodations on the terms and conditions set forth in the Credit Agreement;

WHEREAS, the New Guarantor is owned or controlled by the Borrower, or is otherwise an Affiliate of the Borrower;

WHEREAS, the Borrower, the New Guarantor and the other Guarantors, though separate legal entities, are mutually dependent on each other in the conduct of their respective businesses as an integrated operation and have determined it to be in their mutual best interests to obtain financial accommodations from the Guarantied Parties through their collective efforts;

WHEREAS, the New Guarantor acknowledges that it will receive direct and indirect benefits from the Guarantied Parties making such financial accommodations available ; and

WHEREAS, the New Guarantor’s execution and delivery of this Agreement is a condition to the Guarantied Parties continuing to make such financial accommodations.

NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged by the New Guarantor, the New Guarantor agrees as follows:

Section 1. Accession to Guaranty. The New Guarantor hereby agrees that it is a “Guarantor” under the Second Amended and Restated Continuing Guaranty dated as of ___________, 20__ (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Guaranty”), made by the Guarantors party thereto in favor of the Administrative Agent, for its benefit and the benefit of the other Guarantied Parties, and assumes all obligations of a “Guarantor” thereunder, all as if the New Guarantor had been an original signatory to the Guaranty. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the New Guarantor hereby: