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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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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): May 9, 2019

 

Independence Realty Trust, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland

 

001-36041

 

26-4567130

(State or Other Jurisdiction

 

(Commission

 

(I.R.S. Employer

of Incorporation)

 

File Number)

 

Identification No.)

 

1835 Market Street, Suite 2601

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103

(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)

 

(267) 270-4800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

[  ]  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  

 

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.  

 

 

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock

 

IRT

 

NYSE

 

 

 


Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On May 9, 2019, Independence Realty Operating Partnership, LP (“IROP”), the limited partnership through which Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (“IRT”) owns its assets and conducts its operations, entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”‘) dated as of May 9, 2019 by and among IROP and the subsidiary borrowers named therein, collectively, as borrower, Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) and KeyBank National Association (“KeyBank”), as the initial lenders, issuing lenders and swing loan lenders, the other lending institutions party thereto, KeyBank, as administrative agent, Citibank and The Huntington National Bank (“HNB”) as Co-Syndication Agents, Bank of American, N.A. (“BofA”), Capital One, National Association (“Capital One”), Citizens Bank, NA (“Citizens”), Comerica Bank (“Comerica”), PNC Bank, National Association, Regions Bank (“Regions”) and Suntrust Bank as Co-Documentation Agents, Citibank and KeyBanc Capital Markets (“KeyBanc Capital”) as Joint Bookrunners and Citibank, KeyBanc Capital and HNB as Joint Lead Arrangers.  IRT has unconditionally guaranteed all obligations of IROP and the other borrowers under the Credit Agreement.

The Credit Agreement amended and restated in its entirety an existing credit agreement dated as of May 1, 2017 (the “Prior Credit Agreement”) by and among IROP, as borrower, the subsidiary borrowers named therein, Citibank and KeyBank, as the initial lenders, issuing lenders and swing loan lenders, the other lending institutions party thereto, KeyBank, as administrative agent, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (“Citibank Global”) and HNB, as co-syndication agents, and BofA, Capital One, Citizens, Comerica and Regions,  as co-documentation agents, Citibank Global and KeyBanc Capital, as joint bookrunners and Citibank Global, KeyBanc Capital and HNB, as joint lead arrangers, which provided a $300 million unsecured senior credit facility.  IRT had unconditionally guaranteed all obligations of IROP and the other borrowers under the Prior Credit Agreement.

The Credit Agreement provides a $350 million senior unsecured revolving line of credit (the “Revolving Credit Loan”).  Up to 10% of the Revolving Credit Loan is available for swingline loans, and up to 10% of the Revolving Credit Loan is available for the issuance of letters of credit (together with the Revolving Credit Loan, collectively, the “Facility”). Additionally, IROP has the right to request an increase in the aggregate amount of the Facility to up to $600 million, subject to certain terms and conditions, including obtaining commitments from any one or more lenders, whether or not currently party to the Credit Agreement, to provide such increased amounts.  Any such increase must be in increments of at least $25 million, and each such increase may be designated as a single incremental term loan (each such term loan an “Incremental Term Loan Facility”) at IROP’s option in accordance with the Credit Agreement.  The maturity date on the borrowings outstanding under the Revolving Credit Loan is May 9, 2023; provided, that IROP has the option to extend borrowings under the Revolving Credit Loan for two additional six-month periods subject to certain terms and conditions, including payment of  an extension fee. The maturity date of any Incremental Term Loan Facility is five (5) years after the date that such Incremental Term Loan Facility is made available to IROP.  IROP may prepay the Facility, in whole or in part, at any time without fee or penalty, except for breakage costs associated with LIBOR borrowings. The Credit Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, financial covenants, negative and affirmative covenants and events of default.

Borrowings under the Facility will bear interest at a rate equal to either (i) the LIBOR rate plus a margin of 125 to 200 basis points, or (ii) a base rate plus a margin of 25 to 100 basis points. The applicable margin will be determined based upon IROP’s leverage ratio. The Facility requires monthly payments of interest only, but requires mandatory prepayments under certain circumstances, as set forth in the Credit Agreement.  At the time of closing, based on IROP’s leverage ratio, the margin spread to LIBOR was 155 basis points, which is 5 basis points less than IROP’s previous margin spread under the Prior Credit Agreement.

Certain of the banks and financial institutions that are parties to the Credit Agreement and their respective affiliates have in the past provided, are currently providing, and in the future may continue to provide investment banking, commercial banking and other financial services to IRT and IROP and their affiliates in the ordinary course of business for which they have received and will receive customary compensation.

The foregoing description of the Credit Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby is not complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Credit Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

The information set forth under Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.

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

 

The information set forth under Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

 

In connection with the execution of the Credit Agreement, on May 9, 2019 the Company issued a press release, which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto. The information contained in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Such information shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

 

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

 

 

Number

 

Description

 

 

 

10.1

 

Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of May 9, 2019, by and among Independence Realty Operating Partnership, LP and the subsidiary borrowers named therein, collectively, as borrower, Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) and KeyBank National Association (“KeyBank”), as the initial lenders, issuing lenders and swing loan lenders, the other lending institutions party thereto, KeyBank, as administrative agent, Citibank and the Huntington National Bank ("HNB") as Co-Syndication Agents, Bank of American, N.A., Capital One, National Association, Citizens Bank, NA, Comerica Bank, PNC Bank, National Association, Regions Bank and Suntrust Bank as Co-Documentation Agents, Citibank and KeyBanc Capital Markets (“KeyBanc Capital”) as Joint Bookrunners and Citibank, KeyBanc Capital and HNB as Joint Lead Arrangers.

99.1

 

Press release, dated May 9, 2019, issued by Independence Realty Trust, Inc.

 



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.

 

 

Independent Realty Trust, Inc.

 

 

 

Date: May  9, 2019

By:

/s/ James J. Sebra

 

 

James J. Sebra

 

 

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

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Section 2: EX-10.1 (EX-10.1)

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Exhibit 10.1

Execution Version

AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

Dated as of May 9, 2019

by and among

INDEPENDENCE REALTY OPERATING PARTNERSHIP, LP,

AS Parent BORROWER,

THE SUBSIDIARY BORROWERS PARTY HERETO,

CITIBANK, N.A. and KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

AS ISSUING LENDERS AND SWING LOAN LENDERS,

THE OTHER LENDERS WHICH ARE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT,

OTHER LENDERS THAT MAY BECOME

PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT,

AND

KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT,

WITH

CITIBANK, N.A. and THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK

AS CO-SYNDICATION AGENTS,

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., CAPITAL ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CITIZENS BANKS, NA,

COMERICA BANK, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, REGIONS BANK and SUNTRUST BANK,

AS CO-DOCUMENTATION AGENTS,

CITIBANK, N.A. and KEYBANC CAPITAL MARKETS,

AS JOINT BOOKRUNNERS

AND

CITIBANK, N.A., KEYBANC CAPITAL MARKETS and THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK,

AS JOINT LEAD ARRANGERS

 

 

SENIOR UNSECURED CREDIT FACILITY

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

§1

DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF INTERPRETATION.1

 

 

§1.1

Definitions1

 

 

§1.2

Rules of Interpretation30

 

§2

THE CREDIT FACILITY.31

 

 

§2.1

Loans31

 

 

§2.2

Notes31

 

 

§2.3

Unused Fee; Facility Fee31

 

 

§2.4

Reduction and Termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments32

 

 

§2.5

Swing Loan Commitment32

 

 

§2.6

Interest on Loans34

 

 

§2.7

Requests for Revolving Credit Loans35

 

 

§2.8

Funds for Loans35

 

 

§2.9

Use of Proceeds36

 

 

§2.10

Letters of Credit36

 

 

§2.11

Increase in Total Commitment39

 

 

§2.12

Extension of Revolving Credit Maturity Date41

 

 

§2.13

Incremental Term Loan Facility41

 

 

§2.14

Reallocation of Lender Commitment Percentages; No Novation42

 

§3

REPAYMENT OF THE LOANS.43

 

 

§3.1

Stated Maturity43

 

 

§3.2

Mandatory Prepayments43

 

 

§3.3

Optional Prepayments44

 

 

§3.4

Partial Prepayments44

 

 

§3.5

Effect of Prepayments44

 

 

§3.6

Sharing of Payments, Etc.44

 

§4

CERTAIN GENERAL PROVISIONS.45

 

 

§4.1

Conversion Options45

 

 

§4.2

Fees45

 

 

§4.3

[Reserved]45

 

 

§4.4

Funds for Payments45

 

 

§4.5

Computations48

 

 

§4.6

Suspension of LIBOR Rate Loans48

 

 

§4.7

Illegality49

 

 

§4.8

Additional Interest50

 

 

§4.9

Additional Costs, Etc.50

 

 

§4.10

Capital Adequacy51

 

 

§4.11

Breakage Costs51

 

 

§4.12

Default Interest; Late Charge51

 

 

§4.13

Certificate51

 

 

§4.14

Limitation on Interest51

 

 

§4.15

Certain Provisions Relating to Increased Costs and Non-Funding Lenders52

 

 

§4.16

Cash Collateral Account52

 

§5

UNENCUMBERED ASSETS.54

 

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§5.1

Initial Unencumbered Assets54

 

 

§5.2

Addition of Unencumbered Assets54

 

 

§5.3

Failure of Unencumbered Asset Conditions54

 

 

§5.4

Borrower Election to Remove Unencumbered Assets54

 

 

§5.5

Release of Subsidiary Borrowers54

 

 

§5.6

Additional Subsidiary Borrowers55

 

 

§5.7

Costs and Expenses of Additions and Removals55

 

§6

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.55

 

 

§6.1

Corporate Authority, Etc55

 

 

§6.2

Governmental Approvals56

 

 

§6.3

Title to Unencumbered Assets56

 

 

§6.4

Financial Statements56

 

 

§6.5

No Material Changes56

 

 

§6.6

Beneficial Ownership.57

 

 

§6.7

Litigation57

 

 

§6.8

No Material Adverse Contracts, Etc.57

 

 

§6.9

Compliance with Other Instruments, Laws, Etc.57

 

 

§6.10

Tax Status57

 

 

§6.11

No Event of Default57

 

 

§6.12

Investment Company Act58

 

 

§6.13

Absence of UCC Financing Statements, Etc.58

 

 

§6.14

EEA Financial Institutions58

 

 

§6.15

Unencumbered Asset Conditions58

 

 

§6.16

Employee Benefit Plans58

 

 

§6.17

Disclosure58

 

 

§6.18

Place of Business58

 

 

§6.19

Regulations T, U and X58

 

 

§6.20

Environmental Compliance58

 

 

§6.21

Subsidiaries; Organizational Structure59

 

 

§6.22

Leases59

 

 

§6.23

Property59

 

 

§6.24

Brokers59

 

 

§6.25

Other Debt59

 

 

§6.26

Solvency59

 

 

§6.27

No Bankruptcy Filing59

 

 

§6.28

No Fraudulent Intent59

 

 

§6.29

Transaction in Best Interests of Loan Parties; Consideration59

 

 

§6.30

OFAC60

 

 

§6.31

REIT Status60

 

§7

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS.60

 

 

§7.1

Punctual Payment60

 

 

§7.2

Maintenance of Office60

 

 

§7.3

Records and Accounts60

 

 

§7.4

Financial Statements, Certificates and Information60

 

 

§7.5

Notices62

 

 

§7.6

Existence; Maintenance of Properties63

 

 

§7.7

Insurance63

 

 

§7.8

Taxes; Liens65

 

 

§7.9

Inspection of Unencumbered Assets and Books65

 

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§7.10

Compliance with Laws, Contracts, Licenses, and Permits65

 

 

§7.11

Further Assurances66

 

 

§7.12

Beneficial Ownership Certification66

 

 

§7.13

[Reserved]66

 

 

§7.14

Business Operations66

 

 

§7.15

[Reserved]66

 

 

§7.16

Ownership of Real Estate66

 

 

§7.17

[Reserved]66

 

 

§7.18

Plan Assets66

 

 

§7.19

Parent Guarantor Covenants66

 

 

§7.20

Transactions With Affiliates67

 

 

§7.21

Keepwell67

 

§8

NEGATIVE COVENANTS.67

 

 

§8.1

Restrictions on Indebtedness67

 

 

§8.2

Restrictions on Liens, Etc.69

 

 

§8.3

[Reserved]71

 

 

§8.4

Merger, Consolidation71

 

 

§8.5

[Reserved]72

 

 

§8.6

Compliance with Environmental Laws72

 

 

§8.7

[Reserved]72

 

 

§8.8

Asset Sales72

 

 

§8.9

[Reserved]73

 

 

§8.10

Restriction on Prepayment of Indebtedness73

 

 

§8.11

[Reserved]73

 

 

§8.12

Derivatives Contracts73

 

 

§8.13

[Reserved]73

 

 

§8.14

[Reserved]73

 

§9

FINANCIAL COVENANTS.73

 

 

§9.1

Maximum Consolidated Leverage Ratio73

 

 

§9.2

Minimum Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio73

 

 

§9.3

Minimum Consolidated Tangible Net Worth73

 

 

§9.4

Maximum Distributions73

 

 

§9.5

Maximum Secured Leverage Ratio74

 

 

§9.6

[Reserved]74

 

 

§9.7

Maximum Unhedged Variable Rate Indebtedness74

 

 

§9.8

Unencumbered Assets74

 

 

§9.9

Maximum Unsecured Leverage Ratio74

 

 

§9.10

Minimum Unencumbered Assets Debt Service Coverage Ratio74

 

§10

CLOSING CONDITIONS.74

 

 

§10.1

Loan Documents74

 

 

§10.2

Certified Copies of Organizational Documents74

 

 

§10.3

Resolutions74

 

 

§10.4

Incumbency Certificate; Authorized Signers74

 

 

§10.5

Opinion of Counsel75

 

 

§10.6

Payment of Fees75

 

 

§10.7

Opinion of Agent’s Special Counsel75

 

 

§10.8

Performance; No Default75

 

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§10.9

Representations and Warranties75

 

 

§10.10

Proceedings and Documents75

 

 

§10.11

KYC, Etc75

 

 

§10.12

Compliance Certificate75

 

 

§10.13

[Reserved]76

 

 

§10.14

Consents76

 

 

§10.15

Refinancing76

 

 

§10.16

Other76

 

§11

CONDITIONS TO ALL BORROWINGS.76

 

 

§11.1

Prior Conditions Satisfied76

 

 

§11.2

Representations True; No Default76

 

 

§11.3

Borrowing Documents76

 

 

§11.4

[Reserved]76

 

§12

EVENTS OF DEFAULT; ACCELERATION; ETC.76

 

 

§12.1

Events of Default and Acceleration76

 

 

§12.2

Certain Cure Periods78

 

 

§12.3

Termination of Commitments and Actions in Respect of Letters of Credit78

 

 

§12.4

Remedies79

 

 

§12.5

Distribution of Loan Proceeds79

 

§13

SETOFF.80

 

§14

AGENT.80

 

 

§14.1

Authorization80

 

 

§14.2

Employees and Agents81

 

 

§14.3

No Liability81

 

 

§14.4

No Representations81

 

 

§14.5

Payments82

 

 

§14.6

Holders of Notes82

 

 

§14.7

Indemnity82

 

 

§14.8

Agent as Lender82

 

 

§14.9

Resignation82

 

 

§14.10

Duties in the Case of Enforcement83

 

 

§14.11

Bankruptcy83

 

 

§14.12

[Reserved]83

 

 

§14.13

Reliance by Agent83

 

 

§14.14

Approvals84

 

 

§14.15

Borrowers Not Beneficiaries84

 

 

§14.16

Defaulting Lenders84

 

 

§14.17

Reliance on Hedge Provider86

 

 

§14.18

Certain ERISA Matters86

 

§15

EXPENSES.87

 

§16

INDEMNIFICATION.87

 

§17

SURVIVAL OF COVENANTS, ETC.88

 

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§18

ASSIGNMENT AND PARTICIPATION.88

 

 

§18.1

Conditions to Assignment by Lenders88

 

 

§18.2

Register89

 

 

§18.3

New Notes89

 

 

§18.4

Participations89

 

 

§18.5

Pledge by Lender90

 

 

§18.6

No Assignment by Loan Parties90

 

 

§18.7

Disclosure90

 

 

§18.8

Titled Agents91

 

 

§18.9

Amendments to Loan Documents91

 

§19

NOTICES.91

 

§20

RELATIONSHIP.91

 

§21

GOVERNING LAW; CONSENT TO JURISDICTION AND SERVICE.92

 

§22

HEADINGS.92

 

§23

COUNTERPARTS.92

 

§24

ENTIRE AGREEMENT, ETC.92

 

§25

WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL AND CERTAIN DAMAGE CLAIMS.92

 

§26

DEALINGS WITH THE LOAN PARTIES.93

 

§27

CONSENTS, AMENDMENTS, WAIVERS, ETC.93

 

§28

SEVERABILITY.94

 

§29

TIME OF THE ESSENCE.94

 

§30

NO UNWRITTEN AGREEMENTS.94

 

§31

REPLACEMENT NOTES.95

 

§32

NO THIRD PARTIES BENEFITED.95

 

§33

PATRIOT ACT.95

 

§34

RESERVED.95

 

§35

JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY.95

 

§36

ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS CONCERNING OBLIGATIONS OF THE BORROWERS.95

 

 

§36.1

Attorney-in-Fact95

 

 

§36.2

Accommodation95

 

 

§36.3

Waiver of Automatic or Supplemental Stay96

 

 

§36.4

Waiver of Defenses96

 

 

§36.5

Waiver98

 

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§36.6

Subordination98

 

§37

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF BENEFITS; EFFECT OF AVOIDANCE PROVISIONS.98

 

§38

RECOURSE PROVISIONS.99

 

§39

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND CONSENT TO BAIL-IN OF EEA FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.100

 

§40

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT REGARDING ANY SUPPORTED QFCs.100

 

 

 


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EXHIBITS AND SCHEDULES

Exhibit AFORM OF REVOLVING CREDIT NOTE

Exhibit BFORM OF SWING LOAN NOTE

Exhibit CFORM OF JOINDER AGREEMENT

Exhibit DFORM OF REQUEST FOR REVOLVING CREDIT LOAN

Exhibit EFORM OF LETTER OF CREDIT REQUEST

Exhibit FFORM OF AVAILABILITY CERTIFICATE

Exhibit GFORM OF COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

Exhibit HFORM OF ASSIGNMENT AND ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT

Exhibit IFORM OF LETTER OF CREDIT APPLICATION

Exhibit JFORM OF SUBSIDIARY BORROWER RELEASE

Schedule 1.1-ALENDERS AND COMMITMENTS

Schedule 1.1-BDISQUALIFIED LENDERS

Schedule 1.1-CROLLOVER LOANS

Schedule 1.1-DEXISTING LETTERS OF CREDIT

Schedule 5.1INITIAL UNENCUMBERED ASSETS

Schedule 6.3LIST OF ALL ENCUMBRANCES ON ASSETS

Schedule 6.5NO MATERIAL CHANGES

Schedule 6.7PENDING LITIGATION

Schedule 6.20ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS

Schedule 6.21(a)PARENT BORROWER SUBSIDIARIES

Schedule 6.23PROPERTY CONDITION; OPTIONS

Schedule 8.1SPECIFIED INDEBTEDNESS

Schedule 8.14MANAGEMENT FEES

Schedule 19NOTICE ADDRESSES

 

 

 

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AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT

THIS AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT is made as of the 9th day of May, 2019, by and among INDEPENDENCE REALTY OPERATING PARTNERSHIP, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Parent Borrower”), the Subsidiary Borrowers party hereto from time to time, CITIBANK, N.A. (together with any successor in interest, “Citibank”) and KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (together with any successor in interest, “KeyBank”), as initial Lenders, Issuing Lenders and Swing Loan Lenders, the other lending institutions which are parties to this Agreement as “Lenders”, the other lending institutions that may become parties hereto pursuant to §18 and KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as administrative agent for Lenders (“Agent”), with CITIBANK, N.A., as Syndication Agent (“Syndication Agent”),  BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., CAPITAL ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CITIZENS BANKS, NA, COMERICA BANK, PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, REGIONS BANK and SUNTRUST BANK, as Co-Documentation Agents (collectively, “Documentation Agents”), and CITIBANK, N.A. and KEYBANK CAPITAL MARKETS, as Joint Bookrunners (collectively, “Bookrunners”) and CITIBANK, N.A. and KEYBANK CAPITAL MARKETS, as Joint Lead Arrangers (collectively, “Arrangers”).

R E C I T A L S

WHEREAS, pursuant to that certain Credit Agreement dated as of May 1, 2017 among the Borrowers, the Guarantors, the lenders party thereto and Agent (as amended or modified to date, the “Existing Credit Agreement”), the lenders party thereto agreed to make certain loans and certain extensions of credit available to the Borrowers; and

WHEREAS, the Borrowers, the Guarantors, Agent and the lenders party to the Existing Credit Agreement desire to amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement to make certain amendments thereto; and

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the recitals set forth above, which by this reference are incorporated into the operative provisions of this Agreement, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof and on the basis of the representations and warranties herein set forth, the parties hereby agree to amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement to read in its entirety as herein set forth.

§1DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF INTERPRETATION.

§1.1Definitions

.  The following terms shall have the meanings set forth in this §1 or elsewhere in the provisions of this Agreement referred to below:

1031 Cash”:  Cash or Cash Equivalents of a Loan Party constituting “like-kind exchange” proceeds under Section 1031 of the Code, held in escrow in accordance with the requirements of Section 1031 of the Code by a Qualified Intermediary (a) with respect to which such Loan Party is the sole beneficiary and (b) that are not subject to any Liens of any kind (including any such Lien or restriction imposed by (i) any agreement governing Indebtedness and (ii) the organizational documents of the Loan Parties or any of their respective Subsidiaries) and, in each case, that (1) are not subject to any agreement (including (x) any agreement governing Indebtedness and (y) if applicable, the organizational documents of the Loan Parties or any of their respective Subsidiaries) which prohibits or limits the ability of the Parent Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries to create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon such assets (excluding any agreement or organizational document which limits generally the amount of Indebtedness which may be incurred by the Parent Guarantor or its Subsidiaries), and (2) are not subject to any agreement (including any agreement governing Indebtedness) which entitles any Person to the benefit of any Lien on such assets, or would entitle any Person to the benefit of any such Lien upon the occurrence of any contingency (including, without limitation, pursuant to an “equal and ratable” clause); but excluding, in each case, customary agreements under which the Qualified Intermediary acts in connection with such like-kind exchange and establishing that the Qualified Intermediary acts at the direction of the applicable Loan Party.

 


2017 Term Loan Agreement”:  That certain Term Loan Agreement dated as of November 20, 2017, as amended through the Closing Date, among Parent Borrower, KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, the other lenders and the Borrowers party thereto, with Capital One, National Association and The Huntington National Bank, as co-syndication agents and KeyBanc Capital Markets, Capital One, National Association and The Huntington National Bank, as arrangers.

2018 Term Loan Agreement”:  That certain Term Loan Agreement dated as of October 30, 2018, as amended through the Closing Date, among Parent Borrower, KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, the other lenders and the Borrowers party thereto, with Citibank, N.A., as syndication agent and Citibank, N.A. and KeyBanc Capital Markets, as arrangers.

Acceding Lender”:  See §2.11(a).

Accession Agreement”:  See §2.11(c).

Additional Commitment Request Notice”:  See §2.11(a).

Additional Incremental Term Loan Lender”:  See §2.13(b).

Additional Subsidiary Borrower”:  Each additional Subsidiary of Parent Borrower which becomes a Subsidiary Borrower pursuant to §5.6.

Adjusted EBITDA”:  On any date of determination, Consolidated EBITDA less, with respect to Real Estate owned by any Person in the Consolidated Group, the Capital Expenditure Reserve, and, with respect to Real Estate owned by Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries, the Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share of the Capital Expenditure Reserve.

Affected Lender”:  See §4.15.

Affiliate”:  An Affiliate, as applied to any Person, shall mean any other Person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with, that Person.  For purposes of this definition, “control” (including, with correlative meanings, the terms “controlling”, “controlled by” and “under common control with”), as applied to any Person, means (a) the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to vote fifty percent (50%) or more of the stock, shares, voting trust certificates, beneficial interest, partnership interests, member interests or other interests having voting power for the election of directors of such Person or otherwise to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of that Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities or by contract or otherwise, or (b) the ownership of (i) a general partnership interest, (ii) a managing member’s or manager’s interest in a limited liability company or (iii) a limited partnership interest or preferred stock (or other ownership interest) representing fifty percent (50%) or more of the outstanding limited partnership interests, preferred stock or other ownership interests of such Person.

Agent”:  KeyBank National Association, acting as administrative agent for Lenders, and its successors and assigns.

Agent’s Head Office”:  Agent’s head office located at 127 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1306, or at such other location as Agent may designate from time to time by notice to the Borrowers and Lenders.

Agent’s Special Counsel”:  Shearman & Sterling LLP or such other counsel as selected by Agent.

Agreement”:  This Credit Agreement, as the same may be amended, modified, supplemented and/or extended from time to time, including the Schedules and Exhibits hereto.

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Agreement Regarding Fees”:  Any separate letter agreement executed and delivered by Parent Borrower or an Affiliate of Parent Borrower and to which Agent or an Arranger is a party, as the same may be amended, restated or replaced from time to time.

Allocable Principal Balance”:  See §37(b).

Anti-Corruption Laws”:  All laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to any Borrower or its Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption.

Applicable Margin”:  (a) The Applicable Margin for LIBOR Rate Loans and Base Rate Loans shall, subject to the last sentence of this paragraph, be as set forth below based on the Consolidated Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate pursuant to §7.4(c):

Pricing Level

Consolidated Leverage Ratio

LIBOR Rate Loans

Base Rate Loans

Pricing Level 1

Less than 40%

1.25%

0.25%

Pricing Level 2

Greater than or equal to 40% but less than 45%

1.35%

0.35%

Pricing Level 3

Greater than or equal to 45% but less than 50%

1.45%

0.45%

Pricing Level 4

Greater than or equal to 50% but less than 55%

1.55%

0.55%

Pricing Level 5

Greater than or equal to 55% but less than or equal to 60%

1.80%

0.80%

Pricing Level 6

Greater than 60%

2.00%

1.00%

 

The Applicable Margin shall not be adjusted based upon such Consolidated Leverage Ratio, if at all, until (i) the first day of the next fiscal quarter following receipt of any updated Compliance Certificate or (ii) if any member of the Consolidated Group issues Equity Interests, the second Business Day following Agent’s receipt of a pro forma Compliance Certificate that takes into account such issuance of Equity Interests and any repayment of Indebtedness from the proceeds thereof.  In the event that Parent Borrower shall fail to deliver to Agent a quarterly Compliance Certificate on or before the date required by §7.4(c), then without limiting any other rights of Agent and Lenders under this Agreement, the Applicable Margin shall be at Pricing Level 6 commencing on the first (1st) Business Day following the date on which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered and shall remain in effect until such failure is cured, in which event the Applicable Margin shall adjust, if necessary, on the first (1st) day of the first (1st) month following receipt of such Compliance Certificate.  The Applicable Margin in effect from the Closing Date through the date of the next change in the Applicable Margin pursuant to the provisions hereof shall be determined based upon Pricing Level 4.  The provisions of this definition shall be subject to §2.6(e).  

(b) In the event that Parent Guarantor achieves an Investment Grade Rating, Parent Borrower may, upon written notice to Agent, make an irrevocable (subject to the provisions of the paragraph following the grid below) written election (setting forth the date such election shall be effective) to exclusively use the ratings‑based pricing grid set forth below (a “Ratings Grid Election”), in which case the Applicable Margin for LIBOR Rate Loans and Base Rate Loans will be determined, as per the pricing grid below, on the basis of the Debt Rating of Parent Guarantor as set forth below:

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Debt Rating

LIBOR Rate Loans

Base Rate Loans

Facility Fee

>A-/A3

0.775%

0.00%

0.125%

BBB+/Baa1

0.825%

0.00%

0.15%

BBB/Baa2

0.90%

0.00%

0.20%

BBB-/Baa3

1.10%

0.10%

0.25%

<BBB-/Baa3

1.45%

0.45%

0.30%

 

If Parent Borrower has made the Ratings Grid Election as provided above but thereafter Parent Guarantor fails to maintain an Investment Grade Rating by at least one of S&P or Moody’s, then the applicable interest rate margin shall be determined pursuant to clause (a) above during the period commencing on the date Parent Guarantor no longer has an Investment Grade Rating by at least one of S&P or Moody’s and ending on the date Parent Borrower makes another Ratings Grid Election.

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

Arrangers”:  As defined in the recital of parties hereto.

Assigned Rights and Obligations”:  See §2.14(a).

Assignment and Acceptance Agreement”:  See §18.1.

Authorized Officer”:  Any of the following Persons:  Scott F. Schaeffer, Farrell M. Ender, James J. Sebra and Jessica K. Norman, and such other Persons as Parent Borrower shall designate in a written notice to Agent.

Availability Certificate”:  See §2.5(c).

Bail-In Action”:  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”:  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.

Balance Sheet Date”:  December 31, 2018.

Bankruptcy Code”:  Title 11, U.S.C.A., as amended from time to time or any successor statute thereto.

Base Rate”:  The greater of (a) the Applicable Margin for Base Rate Loans, plus the greater of (i) the fluctuating annual rate of interest announced from time to time by Agent at Agent’s Head Office as its “prime rate”, or (ii) one half of one percent (0.50%) above the Federal Funds Effective Rate, or (b) the sum of LIBOR with an Interest Period of one (1) month based on the then applicable LIBOR determined for such Interest Period) plus the then Applicable Margin for LIBOR Rate Loans; provided, however, that if the Base Rate shall be less than zero percent per annum, such rate shall be deemed to be zero percent per annum for purposes of this Agreement.  The Base Rate is a reference rate and does not necessarily represent the lowest or best rate being

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charged to any customer.  Any change in the rate of interest payable hereunder resulting from a change in the Base Rate shall become effective as of the opening of business on the day on which such change in the Base Rate becomes effective, without notice or demand of any kind.  If the Base Rate is being used as an alternate rate of interest pursuant to §4.6(a), then the Base Rate shall be equal to the higher of clauses (a)(i) and (a)(ii) above and shall be determined without reference to clause (b) above.

Base Rate Loans”:  Collectively, the Revolving Credit Loans bearing interest calculated by reference to the Base Rate, subject to the provisions of §2.6(b), and the Swing Loans.

Beneficial Ownership Certification”:  If any Borrower qualifies as a “legal entity customer” within the meaning of the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, a certification of beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.

Beneficial Ownership Regulation”:  31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.

Benefit Plan”:  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”.

BHC Act Affiliate”:  See §40.

Bookrunners”:  As defined in the recital of parties hereto.

Borrower Information”:  See §2.6(g).

Borrowers”:  Collectively, Parent Borrower and the Subsidiary Borrowers, and individually any of them.

Breakage Costs”:  The commercially reasonable cost to any Lender of re-employing funds bearing interest at LIBOR incurred (or reasonably expected to be incurred) in connection with (i) any payment of any portion of the Loans bearing interest at LIBOR prior to the termination of any applicable Interest Period, (ii) the conversion of a LIBOR Rate Loan to any other applicable interest rate on a date other than the last day of the relevant Interest Period, or (iii) the failure of a Borrower to draw down, on the first day of the applicable Interest Period, any amount as to which such Borrower has elected a LIBOR Rate Loan.

Building”:  With respect to each Unencumbered Asset or parcel of Real Estate, all of the buildings, structures and improvements now or hereafter located thereon.

Business Day”:  Any day on which banking institutions located in the same city and State as Agent’s Head Office are located are open for the transaction of banking business and, in the case of LIBOR Rate Loans, which also is a LIBOR Business Day.

Capital Lease Obligations”: With respect to Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries for any period, the obligations of Parent Guarantor or any Subsidiary to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as liabilities on a balance sheet of Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries under GAAP and the amount of which obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.

Capital Expenditure Reserve”:  On an annual basis, an amount equal to $250.00 per unit for each Multifamily Property with respect to all Real Estate (as annualized for the applicable ownership period).  If the term Capital Expenditure Reserve is used without reference to any specific Real Estate, then the amount shall be

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determined on an aggregate basis with respect to all Real Estate of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries and a proportionate share equal to the Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share of all Real Estate of all Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries.

Capitalization Rate”:  Six percent (6.00%).

Capitalized Lease”:  A lease under which the discounted future rental payment obligations of the lessee or the obligor are required to be capitalized on the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP.

Cash Collateralize”:  In respect of an Obligation of the Loan Parties in respect of the Letters of Credit, to provide and pledge (as a first priority perfected security interest) cash collateral in Dollars, or, if Agent and the applicable Issuing Lenders shall agree in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case at a location and pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to Agent and the applicable Issuing Lenders.

Cash Equivalents”:  As of any date, (i) securities issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof (provided that the full faith and credit of the United States is pledged in support thereof), maturing not more than one year after the date of acquisition; (ii) time deposits in and certificates of deposit of any Eligible Bank; (iii) repurchase obligations with a term of not more than ninety (90) days for underlying securities of the types described in clause (i) above entered into with any Eligible Bank; (iv) direct obligations issued by any state of the United States or any political subdivision or public instrumentality thereof; provided that such Investments mature, or are subject to tender at the option of the holder thereof, within three hundred sixty-five (365) days after the date of acquisition and, at the time of acquisition, have a rating of at least A from S&P or A-2 from Moody’s (or an equivalent rating by any other nationally recognized rating agency); (v) commercial paper of any Person other than an Affiliate of Parent Borrower; provided that such Investments have one of the two highest ratings obtainable from either S&P or Moody’s and mature within ninety (90) days after the date of acquisition; (vi) overnight and demand deposits in and bankers’ acceptances of any Eligible Bank and demand deposits in any bank or trust company to the extent insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation against the Bank Insurance Fund; and (vii) money market funds substantially all of the assets of which comprise Investments of the types described in clauses (i) through (vi) above.

CERCLA”:  The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.

CFTC Regulations”:  Any and all regulations, rules, directives, or orders now or hereafter promulgated or issued by the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (including any successor thereto) relating to Derivatives Contracts.

Change in Law”:  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 or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided, that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (ii) 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 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”:  The occurrence of any one of the following events:

(a)

except with the written approval of Agent and Required Lenders (not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed, or conditioned), during any twelve (12) month period on or after the Closing Date, individuals

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who at the beginning of such period constituted the Board of Directors or Trustees of Parent Guarantor (the “Board”) (together with any new directors whose election by the Board or whose nomination for election by the shareholders of IRT was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the members of the Board then in office who either were members of the Board at the beginning of such period or whose election or nomination for election was previously so approved) cease for any reason (other than death or disability) to constitute a majority of the members of the Board then in office;

(b)

any Person or group (as that term is used in Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and the rules and regulations thereunder, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such Person or its subsidiaries, and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan) shall have acquired beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of a percentage (based on voting power, in the event different classes of stock shall have different voting powers) of the voting stock of Parent Guarantor equal to at least thirty percent (30%);

(c)

Parent Guarantor consolidates with, is acquired by, or merges into or with any Person (other than a consolidation or merger in which IRT is the continuing or surviving entity);

(d)

Parent Guarantor fails to own, directly or indirectly, seventy-five percent (75%) of the Equity Interests of Parent Borrower and be the sole general partner of Parent Borrower; or

(e)

Parent Borrower fails to own, directly or indirectly, at least one hundred percent (100%) of the economic, voting and beneficial interest of each Subsidiary Borrower, except, in each case, as expressly agreed upon in writing by Agent and Required Lenders in connection with the addition of any Unencumbered Asset subsequent to the Closing Date pursuant to §5.2.

Citibank”:  As defined in the preamble hereto.

Closing Date”:  The first date on which all of the conditions set forth in §10 and §11 have been satisfied.

Code”:  The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Collateral Value”:  With respect to the collateral for any Secured Recourse Indebtedness, the value of such collateral as calculated in a manner in all respects consistent with the valuation calculations set forth in the definition of “Gross Asset Value”.

Commitment”:  As to each Lender, the Revolving Credit Commitment and/or Swing Loan Commitment of such Lender (or either of them, as the context requires).  For the avoidance of doubt, the Swing Loan Commitment of each Swing Loan Lender is a sub-commitment of the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Lender.

Commitment Increase”:  An increase in the Total Commitment to an amount not greater than Six Hundred Million Dollars ($600,000,000.00) pursuant to, and as further provided in, §2.11 or §2.13.

Commitment Increase Date”:  See §2.11(a).

Commitment Percentage”:  As to each Lender, the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of (a) the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment to (b) the Revolving Credit Commitments of all Lenders; provided, however, that if at the time of determination the Revolving Credit Commitments have been terminated or been reduced to zero, the “Commitment Percentage” of each Lender shall be the ratio, expressed as a percentage of (A) the sum of the unpaid principal amount of all Exposure of such Lender to (B) the sum of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Exposure of all Lenders as of such date.

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Commodity Exchange Act”:  The Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended and in effect from time to time, or any successor law.

Compliance Certificate”:  See §7.4(c).

Consent Request Date”:  See §27.

Consolidated”:  With reference to any term defined herein, that term as applied to the accounts of a Person and its Subsidiaries, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

Consolidated Asset NOI”:  As of any date of determination, on a consolidated basis for the Consolidated Group (a) with respect to any Real Estate owned by any Person in the Consolidated Group for any period, “property rental and other income” attributable to such Real Estate asset accruing for such period (including, without limitation, payments received from insurance on account of business or rental interruption and condemnation proceeds from any temporary use or occupancy) minus the amount of all expenses incurred in connection with and directly attributable to the ownership and operation of such Real Estate asset for such period, with such results being “grossed up” for any Real Estate not owned for the entire testing period, and (b) with respect to Real Estate owned by Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries for any period, the Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share of “property rental and other income” attributable to such Real Estate asset accruing for such period (including, without limitation, payments received from insurance on account of business or rental interruption and condemnation proceeds from any temporary use or occupancy) minus the amount of all expenses incurred in connection with and directly attributable to the ownership and operation of such Real Estate asset for such period, in each case including, without limitation, property management fees and amounts accrued for the payment of real estate taxes and insurance premiums, but excluding Interest Expense or other debt service charges and any non-cash charges such as depreciation or amortization of financing costs plus acquisition costs for consummated acquisitions.

Consolidated EBITDA”:  As of any date of determination with respect to the Consolidated Group for any period, without duplication, Consolidated Net Income determined in accordance with GAAP (before minority interests) for such period, calculated without regard to gains or losses on early retirement of debt or debt restructuring, debt modification charges, and prepayment premiums, plus (x) the following to the extent deducted in computing such net income or loss for such period:  (i) Interest Expense for such period, (ii) extraordinary or nonrecurring losses attributable to the sale or other disposition of assets or debt restructurings in such period, (iii) depreciation and amortization for such period, (iv) acquisition costs related to the acquisition of Real Estate that were capitalized prior to FAS 141-R which do not represent a recurring cash item in such period or in any future period and (v) other non-cash or non-recurring expenses for such period; and minus (y) extraordinary or nonrecurring gains attributable to the sale or other disposition of assets in such period; it being understood that the Consolidated Group’s pro rata share of the items comprising Consolidated EBITDA of any partially-owned entity will be included in Consolidated EBITDA, calculated in a manner consistent with the above described treatment for the Consolidated Group.

Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio”:  As of any date of determination for each fiscal quarter of Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries most recently ended, the ratio of Adjusted EBITDA to Fixed Charges.

Consolidated Group”:  The Guarantors, the Borrowers and all Subsidiaries which are required to be consolidated with them for financial reporting purposes under GAAP.

Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share”:  With respect to any Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary, the percentage interest held by the Consolidated Group, in the aggregate, in such Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary as determined by calculating the greater of (i) the percentage of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests in such Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary held by the Consolidated Group in the aggregate (in relation to the total aggregate amount of issued and outstanding Equity Interests in such Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary), notwithstanding any provision of GAAP to the contrary and (ii) the percentage of the total book value of such

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Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary that would be received by the Consolidated Group in the aggregate, upon liquidation of such Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary, after repayment in full of all Indebtedness of such Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary.

Consolidated Leverage Ratio”:  As of any date of determination, Total Indebtedness divided by Gross Asset Value, expressed as a percentage.

Consolidated Net Income”:  For any period, the sum, without duplication, of (i) net earnings (or loss) after taxes of the Consolidated Group (adjusted by eliminating any such earnings or loss attributable to Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries) plus (ii) the applicable Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share of net earnings (or loss) of all Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries for such period, in each case determined in accordance with GAAP (calculated without regard to gains or losses on early retirement of debt or debt restructuring, debt modification charges, and prepayment premiums).

Consolidated Tangible Net Worth”:  At any time, the Consolidated Group’s Gross Asset Value minus Total Indebtedness.

Construction in Process”:  Any Real Estate asset owned by a Borrower which is raw land, vacant out-parcels, or other property on which construction of material improvements has commenced and is continuing to be performed (such commencement evidenced by foundation excavation) without undue delay from permit denial, construction delays or otherwise, but has not yet been completed (as evidenced by a certificate of occupancy permitting use of such property by the general public).  A Real Estate asset will no longer be considered Construction in Process upon the sooner of (a) achievement of eighty percent (80%) occupancy pursuant to executed Leases in full force and effect or (b) twelve (12) months after substantial completion of construction of the improvements.

Contribution”:  See §37(b).

Conversion/Continuation Request”:  A notice given by the Borrowers to Agent of their election to convert or continue a Loan in accordance with §4.1.

Covered Entity”:  See §40.

Covered Party”:  See §40.

Debt Investment”:  Any real estate related loan to a third party, including but not limited to (a) loans secured by a mortgage or deed of trust or similar security instrument, (b) mezzanine loans, and (c) B-Notes.

Debt Rating”:  As of any date, with respect to either Moody’s or S&P, the most recent credit rating assigned to the senior, unsecured, non‑credit enhanced, long-term debt of Parent Guarantor issued by such rating agency prior to such date; provided, however, that (a) if the Debt Ratings issued by Moody’s and S&P differ and such difference is less than two levels, the higher of such Debt Ratings shall apply and (b) if the Debt Ratings issued by Moody’s and S&P differ and such difference is two or more levels, the Debt Rating one level below the higher of such Debt Ratings shall apply.  At any time, if either of Moody’s or S&P shall no longer perform the functions of a securities rating agency, then (x) Parent Borrower and Agent shall promptly negotiate in good faith to agree upon a substitute rating agency or agencies (and to correlate the system of ratings of each substitute rating agency with that of the rating agency being replaced), and (y) pending such amendment, (i) the Debt Rating of the other of rating agency described herein, if one has been provided, shall continue to apply and (ii) if such Debt Rating is one of the ratings identified in the definition of “Investment Grade Rating”, then Parent Guarantor will be deemed to have achieved an Investment Grade Rating during such time.

Deemed FFE Rate”:  See §4.6(b).

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Default”:  See §12.1.

Default Rate”:  See §4.12.

Default Right”:  See §40.

Defaulting Borrower”:  See §37(c).

Defaulting Lender”:  Any Lender that (a) has failed to perform any of its funding obligations hereunder, including in respect of its Loans or participations in respect of Letters of Credit or Swing Loans, within three (3) Business Days of the date required to be funded by it hereunder, unless such Lender is contesting its obligation to fund such amount in good faith, provided that if such Lender is the only Lender contesting its obligation to fund, such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender hereunder if such contest is not resolved within ninety (90) days, (b) has notified the Borrower, or Agent that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations or has made a public statement to that effect with respect to its funding obligations hereunder or under other agreements in which it has extended credit, (c) has failed, within three Business Days after request by Agent, to confirm in a manner reasonably satisfactory to Agent that it will comply with its funding obligations, unless such Lender is contesting its obligation to fund in good faith, provided that if such Lender is the only Lender contesting its obligation to fund, such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender hereunder if such contest is not resolved within ninety (90) days, (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any bankruptcy or other debtor relief law, (ii) had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or a custodian appointed for it, (iii) taken any action in furtherance of, or indicated its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment or (iv) has become the subject of a Bail-In Action; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority.

Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender”:  Any Defaulting Lender which is a Revolving Credit Lender.

Derivatives Contract”:  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.  Not in limitation of the foregoing, the term “Derivatives Contract” includes 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, including any such obligations or liabilities under any such master agreement.

Directions”:  See §14.14.

Disqualified Lender”:  Any Person or Persons listed on Schedule 1.1-A hereto.

Disqualifying Environmental Event”:  With respect to any Unencumbered Asset or any Potential Unencumbered Asset, any release of Hazardous Substances, any violation of Environmental Laws or any other similar environmental event with respect to such Real Estate that could reasonably be expected to cost in excess of $1,000,000.00 to remediate or, which, with respect to all of the Unencumbered Assets (including such Unencumbered Asset or Potential Unencumbered Asset), could reasonably be expected to cost in excess of $5,000,000.00 in the aggregate to remediate; provided, however, the Borrowers shall have one hundred twenty

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(120) days to remediate any such release of Hazardous Substances, violation of Environmental Laws or any other similar environmental event before such release of Hazardous Substances, violation of Environmental Laws or any other similar environmental event shall be deemed a Disqualifying Environmental Event; provided further that, subject to Agent’s consent, the Borrowers shall have an additional sixty (60) days to conduct such remediation if the Borrowers are using good faith efforts to complete such remediation.

Disqualifying Structural Event”:  With respect to any Unencumbered Asset or any Potential Unencumbered Asset, any structural issue or architectural deficiency which, with respect to such Real Estate, could reasonably be expected to cost in excess of $2,500,000.00 to remediate or, which, with respect to all of the Unencumbered Assets (including such Unencumbered Asset or Potential Unencumbered Asset), could reasonably be expected to cost in excess of $5,000,000.00 in the aggregate to remediate.

Distribution”:  Any (a) dividend or other distribution, direct or indirect, on account of any Equity Interest of a Loan Party, now or hereafter outstanding, except a dividend or other distribution payable solely in Equity Interest to the holders of that class; (b) redemption, conversion, exchange, retirement, sinking fund or similar payment, purchase or other acquisition for value, direct or indirect, of any Equity Interest of a Loan Party now or hereafter outstanding; and (c) payment made to retire, or to obtain the surrender of, any outstanding warrants, options or other rights to acquire any Equity Interests of a Loan Party now or hereafter outstanding.

Division” and “Divide”:  A division of a limited liability company into two or more newly formed or existing limited liability companies pursuant a plan of division or otherwise.

Documentation Agents”:  As defined in the preamble hereto.

Dollars” or “$”:  Dollars in lawful currency of the United States of America.

Domestic Lending Office”:  Initially, the office of each Lender designated as such on Schedule 1.1-A hereto; thereafter, such other office of such Lender, if any, located within the United States that will be making or maintaining Base Rate Loans.

Drawdown Date”:  The date on which any Loan is made or is to be made, and the date on which any Loan which is made prior to the applicable Maturity Date, is converted in accordance with §4.1.

EEA Financial Institution”:  (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”:  Any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

EEA Resolution Authority”:  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”:  (a) A Lender; (b) an Affiliate of a Lender; (c) an Approved Fund, and (d) any other Person (other than a natural person) approved by (i) Agent, and (ii) unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Borrowers (each such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed); provided that notwithstanding the foregoing, “Eligible Assignee” shall not include (x) any Borrower or any of the Borrowers’ or the Guarantors’ Affiliates or Subsidiaries and (y) so long as no payment or bankruptcy related Event of Default shall have occurred and is continuing, any Disqualified Lender.

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Eligible Bank”:  A bank or trust company that (x) (i) is organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, or any state, territory or possession thereof, (ii) as of the time of the making or acquisition of an Investment in such bank or trust company, has combined capital and surplus in excess of $500 million, and (iii) the senior Indebtedness of such bank or trust company is rated at least “A-2” by Moody’s or at least “A” by S&P, or (y) is a Lender.

Environmental Laws”:  All applicable present or future federal, state, county and local laws, by-laws, rules, regulations, codes and ordinances, or any judicial or administrative interpretations thereof, and the requirements of any governmental agency or authority having  jurisdiction with  respect thereto, applicable to pollution, the regulation or protection of the environment, the health and safety of persons and property (with respect to exposure to Hazardous Substances) and shall include, but not be limited to, all orders, decrees, judgments and rulings imposed through any public or private enforcement proceedings, relating to the existence, use, discharge, release, containment, transportation, generation, storage, management  or disposal of Hazardous Substances relating to the applicable Real Estate, or otherwise regulating or providing for the protection of the environment applicable to such Real Estate and relating to Hazardous Substances or to the existence, use, discharge, release or disposal thereof.  Environmental Laws include, but are not limited to, the following laws:  Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. §9601 et seq.), the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. §5101 et seq.), the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. §300(f) et seq.), the Pollution Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. §13101 et seq.), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. §136 et seq.), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. §6901 et seq.), the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq.), the Federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. §7401 et seq.), and the applicable laws and regulations of each State in which any Real Estate is located.

Equity Interests”:  With respect to any Person, any share of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, any warrant, option or other right for the purchase or other acquisition from such Person of any share of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, any security convertible into or exchangeable for any share of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrant, right or option for the purchase or other acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and any other ownership or profit interest in such Person (including, without limitation, partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting.

ERISA”:  The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended and in effect from time to time.

ERISA Affiliate”:  Any Person that is subject to ERISA and is treated as a single employer with Parent Borrower or its Subsidiaries under §414 of the Code.

ERISA Reportable Event”:  A reportable event with respect to a Guaranteed Pension Plan within the meaning of §4043 of ERISA and the regulations promulgated thereunder as to which the requirement of notice has not been waived.

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

Event of Default”:  See §12.1.

Excluded Swap Obligation”:  With respect to any Loan Party, any Hedge Obligation of another Loan Party as to which such Loan Party is jointly and severally or otherwise liable (as a Borrower or as a Guarantor) pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or any other Loan Document if, and to the extent that, the incurrence of Obligations by such Loan Party in respect of such Hedge Obligation is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act (or the application or official interpretation thereof, including under any applicable CFTC Regulation) by virtue of such Loan Party’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (determined after giving effect to any “keepwell,” support or other

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agreement for the benefit of such Loan Party and any and all guarantees of, or other credit support for, any Hedge Obligation provided by other Loan Parties as further provided in §7.21 at the time such Loan Party becomes jointly and severally or otherwise liable with respect to such Hedge Obligation or grants a security interest to secure same.  If a Hedge Obligation arises under a Derivatives Contract governing more than one Hedge Obligation, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Hedge Obligation that is attributable to a Derivatives Contract for which such Hedge Obligation or security interest becomes illegal.

Existing Credit Agreement”:  As defined in the recitals hereto.

Existing Issuing Lender”:  KeyBank and Citibank, each in its capacity as a Lender issuing the Letters of Credit (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement).

Existing Letters of Credit”:  The letters of credit (if any) listed on Schedule 1.1-D hereto.

Exposure”:  At any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate Revolving Credit Loans held by the Lenders and (b) the LC Exposure of the Lenders.

Extension Request”:  See §2.12(a).

Facility”:  At any time, the Loans and Letters of Credit which the Lenders and Issuing Lenders have agreed to make or issue (or participate in such issuance) in accordance with the terms of this Agreement in the aggregate amount of the Total Commitments at such time.

Facility Amount”:  The initial Three Hundred Fifty Million Dollar ($350,000,000.00) revolving facility, plus any increase thereto pursuant to §2.11 and less any decrease thereto pursuant to §2.4.

Facility Available Amount”:  At any time of determination with respect to any Loans or extensions of credit, the maximum principal amount which would not cause (a) the Outstanding Revolving Credit Loans, Outstanding Swing Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities to exceed the applicable Commitments at such time or (b) the Loan Parties to fail to be in compliance with the Unencumbered Asset Financial Covenants on a Pro Forma Basis immediately after giving effect to the applicable Loans or extensions of credit.

Facility Fee”:  See §2.3(b).

FATCA”:  Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code and any legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the foregoing.

Federal Funds Effective Rate”:  For any day, the rate per annum (rounded upward to the nearest one-hundredth of one percent (1/100 of 1%)) announced by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on such day as being the weighted average of the rates on overnight federal funds transactions arranged by federal funds brokers on the previous trading day, as computed and announced by such Federal Reserve Bank in substantially the same manner as such Federal Reserve Bank computes and announces the weighted average it refers to as the “Federal Funds Effective Rate”; provided that if the Federal Funds Effective Rate shall be less than zero percent per annum, such rate shall be deemed to be zero percent per annum for purposes of this Agreement.

Fixed Charges”:  For any period for the Consolidated Group, the sum of (a) Interest Expense and (b) the aggregate of all regularly scheduled principal payments on Indebtedness (but excluding (i) balloon payments of principal due upon the stated maturity of any Indebtedness and (ii) payments of principal outstanding under the Facility) of such the Consolidated Group made or required to be made during such period, measured on a Consolidated basis, and (c) the aggregate of all dividends payable on the preferred Equity Interests of a member of the Consolidated Group (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any dividends payable by one member of the

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Consolidated Group to another member of the Consolidated Group); in each instance Fixed Charges shall include such Person’s Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share of Fixed Charges attributable to any Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary.

Fronting Exposure”:  At any time there is a Defaulting Lender, (a) with respect to the Issuing Lenders, such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment Percentage of the outstanding Letter of Credit Liabilities other than Letter of Credit Liabilities as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or cash collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof, and (b) with respect to the Swing Loan Lenders, such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment Percentage of Swing Loans other than Swing Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or cash collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.

Fund”:  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.

Funding Borrower”:  See §37(b).

Funds from Operations”:  As of any date of determination means, with respect to Consolidated Group and for a given period, (a) net income (or loss) of Consolidated Group determined on a Consolidated basis for such period, minus (or plus) (b) gains (or losses) from debt restructuring, mark-to-market adjustments on interest rate swaps, and sales of property during such period, plus (c) depreciation with respect to Consolidated Group’s real estate assets and amortization (other than amortization of deferred financing costs) of Consolidated Group for such period, in each case after adjustments to reflect the Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share in Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries, plus (d) all non-cash charges related to deferred financing costs and deferred acquisition costs, plus (e) charges related to equity compensation and acquisition costs, plus (f) other one-time charges.

GAAP”:  Generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied.

Governmental Authority”:  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).

Gross Asset Value”:  As of the date of determination for the Consolidated Group, the sum of (without duplication with respect to any Real Estate):

(a)

Total Consolidated Operating Property Value; plus

(b)

the cost basis of Construction in Process; plus

(c)

the cost basis of Unimproved Land; plus

(d)

Debt Investments (based on current book value); plus

(e)

the aggregate amount of all Unrestricted Cash and Cash Equivalents.

Gross Asset Value shall be adjusted, as appropriate, for acquisitions, dispositions and other changes to the portfolio during the calendar quarter most recently ended prior to a date of determination.  All income, expense and value associated with assets included in Gross Asset Value disposed of during the calendar quarter period most recently ended prior to a date of determination will be eliminated from calculations.  Gross Asset Value will be adjusted to include an amount equal to each member of the Consolidated Group’s Consolidated

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Group Pro Rata Share of the Gross Asset Value attributable to any of the items listed above in this definition owned by a Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary; provided, however, for purposes of this definition, such Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share with respect to partially-owned entities shall be measured at the greater of (x) such Person’s economic interest in such Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary or (y) the percentage of Indebtedness guaranteed by such Person relating to such Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary; provided further that (a) to the extent that the Gross Asset Value attributable to (i) Unimproved Land, (ii) Construction in Process, (iii) Joint Ventures and (iv) Other Real Estate Investments exceeds in the aggregate 20% of Gross Asset Value, such excess shall be disregarded for purposes of calculating Gross Asset Value and (b) the Gross Asset Value attributable to Real Estate subject to a Ground Lease may be subject to an adjustment reasonably satisfactory to Agent.

Ground Lease”:  With respect to any Real Estate, a ground lease containing the following terms and conditions:  (a) a remaining term (including any unexercised extension options that the lessee can unilaterally exercise without the need to obtain the consent of the lessor or to pay the lessor any amount as a condition to the effectiveness of such extension) of fifteen (15) years or more from the Closing Date; (b) the right of the lessee to mortgage and encumber its interest in the leased property without the consent of the lessor; (c) the obligation of the lessor to give the holder of any mortgage Lien on such leased property written notice of any defaults on the part of the lessee and agreement of such lessor that such lease will not be terminated until such holder has had a reasonable opportunity to cure or complete foreclosures, and fails to do so; (d) reasonable transferability of the lessee’s interest under such lease, including ability to sublease; and (e) such other rights customarily required by mortgagees making a loan secured by the interest of the holder of the leasehold estate demised pursuant to a ground lease.

Guarantors”:  Collectively, (a) Parent Guarantor and (b) any other Person who subsequently provides a Guaranty.

Guaranty”:  The guaranty of each Guarantor in favor of Agent and Lenders of certain of the Obligations of the Borrowers hereunder.

Hazardous Substances”:  The following substances in concentrations that violate or are regulated by Environmental Laws:  (i) asbestos, flammable materials, explosives, radioactive or nuclear substances, polychlorinated biphenyls, other carcinogens, oil and other petroleum products, radon gas, urea formaldehyde; (ii) chemicals, gases, solvents, pollutants or contaminants that pose an imminent or substantial danger to the environment or to the health or safety of any person; and (iii) any other hazardous or toxic materials, wastes and substances which are defined, determined or identified as such in any present or future federal, state or local laws, rules, regulations, codes or ordinances or any judicial or administrative interpretation thereof in concentrations which violate Environmental Laws.

Hedge Obligations”:  As may be applicable at any time, all obligations of the Borrowers to any Lender Hedge Provider to make any payments (including termination payments) under any Derivatives Contract with respect to an interest rate swap, collar, or floor or a forward rate agreement or other agreement regarding the hedging of interest rate risk exposure (other than any interest rate “cap”), and any confirming letter executed pursuant to such hedging agreement, all as amended, restated or otherwise modified.

ICE LIBOR”:  See §4.6(b).

Impacted Interest Period”:  See definition of LIBOR.

Implied Unsecured Debt Service”:  As of any date of determination, the hypothetical annual payments of principal and interest on a loan equal to (a) the aggregate outstanding amount of all Unsecured Indebtedness (including the aggregate undrawn face amount of issued letters of credit) amortizing based on a thirty (30) year, mortgage-style principal amortization schedule at an interest rate per annum equal to the greatest of (i) the then applicable ten (10) year Treasury Bill yield plus two hundred (200) basis points, (ii) five and one half percent (5.50%), and (iii) the actual interest rate under the Facility as of the last day of the most recent calendar quarter.

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Increase Notice”:  See §2.11(a).

Incremental Term Loan Amendment”:  See §2.13(c).

Incremental Term Loan Date”:  See §2.13(a).

Incremental Term Loan Facility”:  See §2.13(a).

Incremental Term Loan Maturity Date”:  See §2.13(a).

Indebtedness”:  With respect to any Person at the time of computation thereof, all of the following (without duplication):  (a) all indebtedness of such Person for borrowed money including, without limitation, any repurchase obligation or liability of such Person with respect to securities, accounts or notes receivable sold by such Person that becomes a liability on the balance sheet of such Person, (b) all obligations of such Person for the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than current trade liability incurred in the ordinary course of business and payable in accordance with customary practices), to the extent such obligations constitutes indebtedness for the purposes of GAAP, (c) any other indebtedness of such Person which is evidenced by a note, bond, debenture, or similar instrument, (d) all Capital Lease Obligations, (e) all Indebtedness of other Persons which such Person has guaranteed or is otherwise recourse to such Person (except for guaranties of customary exceptions for fraud, misapplication of funds, environmental indemnities, violation of “special purpose entity” covenants, and other similar exceptions to recourse liability until a written claim is made with respect thereto, and then shall be included only to the extent of the amount of such claim), including liability of a general partner in respect of liabilities of a partnership in which it is a general partner which would constitute Indebtedness hereunder, (f) any obligation to supply funds to or in any manner to invest directly or indirectly in a Person, to maintain working capital or equity capital of a Person or otherwise to maintain net worth, solvency or other financial condition of a Person, to purchase indebtedness, or to assure the owner of indebtedness against loss, including, without limitation, through an agreement to purchase property, securities, goods, supplies or services for the purpose of enabling the debtor to make payment of the indebtedness held by such owner or otherwise (excluding in any calculation of Total Indebtedness of Parent Borrower, any Guarantor and their subsidiaries, guaranty obligations of Parent Borrower, any Guarantor or their subsidiaries in respect of primary obligations of any of Parent Borrower, any Guarantor or their subsidiaries which are already included in Total Indebtedness), (g) all reimbursement obligations of such Person for letters of credit and other contingent liabilities, (h) any net mark-to-market exposure under a derivatives contract to the extent speculative in nature and (i) all liabilities secured by any lien (other than liens for taxes not yet due and payable) on any property owned by such Person even though such Person has not assumed or otherwise become liable for the payment thereof.  Indebtedness shall be calculated on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (unless otherwise indicated herein), and including (without duplication) the Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share of Indebtedness for the Borrowers’ Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries.

Indemnified Person”:  See §16.

Intercompany Note”:  A promissory note in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent.

Interest Expense”:  For any period for the Consolidated Group, all paid, accrued or capitalized interest expense on the Indebtedness of the Consolidated Group (whether direct, indirect or contingent, and including, without limitation, interest on all convertible debt but excluding amortization of financing costs).  This definition will include the Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share of Interest Expense attributable to Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries.

Interest Payment Date”:  (a) during such time as a Loan is a Base Rate Loan, the last day of each March, June, September and December and on the date such Base Rate Loan shall be converted to a LIBOR Rate Loan or paid in full, (b) during such time as a Loan is a LIBOR Rate Loan, the last day of the applicable Interest Period and, if such Interest Period has a duration of more than three months, on each day that occurs

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during such Interest Period every three months from the first day of such Interest Period and on the date such LIBOR Rate Loan shall be converted to a Base Rate Loan or paid in full; provided, however, that in each case, if such date is not a Business Day, then the Interest Payment Date shall be the next succeeding Business Day.

Interest Period”:  With respect to each LIBOR Rate Loan (a) initially, the period commencing on the Drawdown Date of such LIBOR Rate Loan and ending one, two, three or six months thereafter and (b) thereafter, each period commencing on the day following the last day of the next preceding Interest Period applicable to such Loan and ending on the last day of one of the periods set forth above, as selected by the Borrowers in a Loan Request or Conversion/Continuation Request; provided that all of the foregoing provisions relating to Interest Periods are subject to the following:

(i)

if any Interest Period with respect to a LIBOR Rate Loan would otherwise end on a day that is not a LIBOR Business Day, such Interest Period shall end on the next succeeding LIBOR Business Day, unless such next succeeding LIBOR Business Day occurs in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding LIBOR Business Day, as determined conclusively by Agent in accordance with the then current bank practice in London, England;

(ii)

if the Borrowers shall fail to give notice as provided in §4.1(a), the Borrowers shall be deemed to have requested a continuation of the affected LIBOR Rate Loan as a LIBOR Rate Loan for an interest period of one month on the last day of the then current Interest Period with respect thereto as provided in and subject to the terms of §4.1(c);

(iii)

any Interest Period pertaining to a LIBOR Rate Loan 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 applicable calendar month; and

(iv)

no Interest Period relating to any LIBOR Rate Loan shall extend beyond the applicable Maturity Date.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, each Rollover Interest Period for the applicable Rollover Loan shall end on the date specified on Schedule 1.1-C hereto and no Lender shall have a claim pursuant to §4.11 as a result of any such Rollover Interest Period being shorter than 30 days.

Interpolated Rate”:  At any time, for any Interest Period, the rate per annum (rounded  to the same number of decimal places as LIBOR)  determined by Agent (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) to be equal to the rate that results from interpolating on a linear basis between:  (a) LIBOR for the longest period for which LIBOR is available that is shorter than the Impacted Interest Period; and (b) the LIBOR for the shortest period for which that LIBOR is available that exceeds the Impacted Interest Period, in each case, at such time.

Investment Grade Rating”:  A Debt Rating of BBB‑ or better from S&P or a Debt Rating of Baa3 or better from Moody’s.

Investments”:  With respect to any Person, all shares of capital stock, evidences of Indebtedness and other securities issued by any other Person and owned by such Person, all loans, advances, or extensions of credit to, or contributions to the capital of, any other Person, all purchases of the securities or business or integral part of the business of any other Person and all interests in Real Estate, and all other investments; provided, however, that the term “Investment” shall not include (i) equipment, inventory and other tangible personal property acquired in the ordinary course of business, or (ii) current trade and customer accounts receivable for services rendered in the ordinary course of business and payable in accordance with customary trade terms.  In determining the aggregate amount of Investments outstanding at any particular time:  (a) there shall be deducted in respect of each Investment any amount received as a return of capital; (b) there shall not be deducted in respect of any Investment any amounts received as earnings on such Investment, whether as dividends, interest or

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otherwise; and (c) there shall not be deducted (or added) in respect of any Investment any decrease (or increase) in the value thereof.

IR OpCo”:  IR TS Op Co, LLC a Delaware limited liability company, as successor by conversion to Trade Street Operating Partnership, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership.

IRT”:  Independence Realty Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation, and its successors and assigns.

Issuing Lenders”:  The Existing Issuing Lenders, KeyBank and Citibank, each in its capacity as a Lender issuing the Letters of Credit and any successors thereto.

Joinder Agreement”:  The Joinder Agreement with respect to this Agreement and the Notes to be executed and delivered pursuant to §5.6 by any Additional Subsidiary Borrower, such Joinder Agreement to be substantially in the form of Exhibit C hereto.

KeyBank”:  As defined in the preamble hereto.

LC Account Collateral”:  See §4.16(a).

LC Cash Collateral Account”:  An account of the Borrowers to be maintained with Agent, in the name of one or more Borrowers but under the sole control and dominion of Agent and subject to the terms of this Agreement.

LC Disbursement”:  A payment made by Agent pursuant to a Letter of Credit.

LC Exposure”:  At any time, the difference between (a) the sum of (i) the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time plus (ii) the aggregate amount of all LC Disbursements that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Borrowers at such time and (b) all amounts then on deposit in the LC Cash Collateral Account.  The LC Exposure of any Revolving Credit Lender at any time shall be its applicable Commitment Percentage of the total LC Exposure at such time.

Leases”:  Leases, licenses and agreements, whether written or oral, relating to the use or occupation of space in any Building or of any Real Estate.

Legal Requirements”:  Shall mean all applicable federal, state, county and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and ordinances, and the requirements in each case of any governmental agency or authority having or claiming jurisdiction with respect thereto, including, but not limited to, those applicable to zoning, subdivision, building, health, fire, safety, sanitation, the protection of the handicapped, and environmental matters and shall also include all orders and directives of any court, governmental agency or authority having or claiming jurisdiction with respect thereto.

Lenders”:  KeyBank, Citibank, the other lending institutions which are party hereto and any Acceding Lender and other Person which becomes an assignee of any rights of a Lender pursuant to §18 (but not including any participant as described in §18); and collectively, the Revolving Credit Lenders and the Swing Loan Lenders.  The Issuing Lenders shall be Revolving Credit Lenders, as applicable.

Lender Hedge Provider”:  As may be applicable at any time with respect to any Hedge Obligations, any counterparty thereto that, at the time the applicable hedge agreement was entered into, was a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender.

Letter of Credit”:  Any Existing Letters of Credit and any other standby letter of credit issued at the request of the Borrowers and for the account of the Borrowers in accordance with §2.10.  All Letters of Credit shall be denominated in Dollars.

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Letter of Credit Commitment”:  With respect to each Issuing Lender, the amount set forth opposite such Issuing Lender’s name on Schedule 1.1-A hereto under the caption “Letter of Credit Commitment, which shall, in the aggregate, be an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments, as the same may be modified from time to time in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.  The Letter of Credit Commitment is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Commitment.

Letter of Credit Liabilities”:  At any time and in respect of any Letter of Credit, the difference between (a) the sum of (i) the maximum undrawn face amount of such Letter of Credit plus (ii) the aggregate unpaid principal amount of all drawings made under such Letter of Credit which have not been repaid (including repayment by a Revolving Credit Loan) and (b) all amounts then on deposit in the LC Cash Collateral Account.  For purposes of this Agreement, a Revolving Credit Lender (other than the Revolving Credit Lender acting as the applicable Issuing Lender) shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability in an amount equal to its participation interest in the related Letter of Credit under §2.10, and each Revolving Credit Lender acting as an Issuing Lender shall be deemed to hold a Letter of Credit Liability in an amount equal to its retained interest in the related Letter of Credit after giving effect to the acquisition by the Revolving Credit Lenders other than the Revolving Credit Lender acting as such Issuing Lender of their participation interests under such Section.

Letter of Credit Request”:  See §2.10(a).

LIBOR”:  For any LIBOR Rate Loan for any Interest Period, the London interbank offered rate as administered by ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate for U.S. Dollars) for a period equal in length to such Interest Period as displayed on pages LIBOR01 or LIBOR02 of the Reuters screen that displays such rate (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a Reuters page or screen, on any successor or substitute page on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by Agent in its reasonable discretion; in each case the “LIBOR Screen Rate”) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that (i) if the LIBOR Screen Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement with respect to any LIBOR Rate Loan that has not been identified by Parent Borrower as being subject to an interest rate swap; provided further that if the LIBOR Screen Rate shall not be available at such time for such Interest Period (an “Impacted Interest Period”) then LIBOR shall be the Interpolated Rate; provided that with respect to any LIBOR Rate Loan that has not been identified by Parent Borrower as being subject to an interest rate swap if any Interpolated Rate shall be less than zero percent per annum, such rate shall be deemed to be zero percent per annum for purposes of this Agreement and (ii) if no such rate administered by ICE Benchmark Administration (or by such other Person that has taken over the administration of such rate for U.S. Dollars) is available to Agent, the applicable LIBOR for the relevant Interest Period shall instead be the rate determined by Agent to be the rate at which KeyBank or one of its Affiliate banks offers to place deposits in U.S. dollars with first class banks in the London interbank market at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period, in the approximate amount of the relevant LIBOR Rate Loan and having a maturity equal to such Interest Period.  For any period during which a Reserve Percentage shall apply, LIBOR with respect to LIBOR Rate Loans shall be equal to the amount determined above divided by an amount equal to one (1) minus the Reserve Percentage.

LIBOR Business Day”:  Any day on which commercial banks are open for international business (including dealings in Dollar deposits) in London, England.

LIBOR Lending Office”:  Initially, the office of each Lender designated as such on Schedule 1.1-A hereto; thereafter, such other office of such Lender, if any, that shall be making or maintaining LIBOR Rate Loans.

LIBOR Rate Loans”:  All Loans bearing interest at a rate based on LIBOR.

Lien”:  See §8.2.

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Loan” and “Loans”:  An individual loan or the aggregate loans (including a Revolving Credit Loan (or Loans) and a Swing Loan (or Loans)), as the case may be, to be made by Lenders hereunder.  All Loans shall be made in Dollars.  Amounts drawn under a Letter of Credit shall also be considered Revolving Credit Loans as provided in §2.10(f).  All Loans shall be made in Dollars.

Loan Documents”:  This Agreement, the Notes, the Guaranty, the Joinder Agreements and all other documents, instruments or agreements now or hereafter executed or delivered by or on behalf of the Borrowers in connection with the Loans and intended to constitute a Loan Document.

Loan Party”:  Means Parent Borrower, each Subsidiary Borrower, and each Guarantor individually and Loan Parties means those parties collectively.

Loan Request”:  See §2.7.

Material Acquisition”:  The acquisition by any member of the Consolidated Group, in a single transaction or in a series of related transactions, of either (a) all or any substantial portion of the property of, or a line of business or division of, or any other property of, another Person or (b) at least a majority of the voting Equity Interests of another Person, in each case whether or not involving a merger or consolidation with such other Person, in which the value of the assets acquired in such acquisition is greater than or equal to five percent (5.0%) of Gross Asset Value as determined as of the most recent fiscal quarter which has ended at least thirty (30) days prior to such acquisition.

Material Adverse Effect”:  A material adverse effect on (a) the business, properties, assets, financial condition or results of operations of the Consolidated Group considered as a whole; (b) the ability of the Loan Parties (taken as a whole) to perform their material obligations, respectively, under the Loan Documents; or (c) the validity or enforceability of any of the material Loan Documents or the material rights or remedies of Agent or Lenders thereunder.

Maturity Date”:  The Revolving Credit Maturity Date or the Incremental Term Loan Maturity Date, as applicable.

Maximum Facility Amount”:  The maximum aggregate amount of the Facility, which amount shall be Three Hundred Fifty Million Dollars ($350,000,000.00) as of the Closing Date, consisting of the Facility Amount, plus any increase thereto pursuant to §2.11 or §2.13, and less any decrease thereto pursuant to §2.4.

Moody’s”:  Moody’s Investor Service, Inc., and any successor thereto.

Multiemployer Plan”:  Any multiemployer plan within the meaning of §3(37) of ERISA maintained or contributed to by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate.

Multifamily Property”:  Any real property that contains or that will contain more than one hundred (100) dwelling units and in which no more than five percent (5%) of the net rentable area is rented to, or to be rented to, non-residential tenants.

Negative Pledge” With respect to any asset, any provision of a document, instrument or agreement (other than a Loan Document) which by its terms prohibits the creation or assumption of any Lien on such asset as security for Indebtedness of the Person owning such asset or any other Person; provided, however, that (a) an agreement that conditions a Person’s ability to encumber its assets upon the maintenance of one or more specified ratios that limit such Person’s ability to encumber its assets but that do not generally prohibit the encumbrance of its assets, or the encumbrance of specific assets, shall not constitute a Negative Pledge, and (b) a provision in any agreement governing unsecured Indebtedness generally prohibiting the encumbrance of assets (exclusive of any outright prohibition on the encumbrance of particular Unencumbered Assets) shall not constitute a Negative Pledge so long as such provision is generally consistent with a comparable provision of the Loan Documents.

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Non-Consenting Lender”:  See §18.

Non-Excluded Taxes”:  See §4.4(b).

Non-Funding Lender”:  See §4.15.

Non-Recourse Exclusions”:  With respect to any Non-Recourse Indebtedness of any Person, any industry standard exclusions from the non-recourse limitations governing such Indebtedness, including, without limitation, exclusions for claims that (i) are based on fraud, intentional misrepresentation, misapplication or misappropriation of funds, gross negligence or willful misconduct, (ii) result from intentional mismanagement of or waste at the applicable real property securing such Non-Recourse Indebtedness, (iii) arise from the presence of Hazardous Substances on the applicable real property securing such Non-Recourse Indebtedness (whether contained in a loan agreement, promissory note, indemnity agreement or other document), (iv) arise from violations of “special purpose entity” covenants (to the extent the same do not trigger full recourse liability), or (v) are the result of any unpaid real estate taxes and assessments (whether contained in a loan agreement, promissory note, indemnity agreement or other document).

Non-Recourse Indebtedness”:  Indebtedness of Guarantors, Parent Borrower, their Subsidiaries or a Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary which is secured by one or more parcels of Real Estate (other than an Unencumbered Asset) or interests therein or fixed or capital assets and which is not a general obligation of Parent Borrower or such Subsidiary or Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary, the holder of such Indebtedness having recourse solely to the parcels of Real Estate, or interests therein, securing such Indebtedness or the direct owner of such real estate, the leases thereon and the rents, profits and equity thereof or the fixed or capital assets, as applicable (except for recourse against the general credit of Guarantors, Parent Borrower, their Subsidiaries or a Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary for any Non-Recourse Exclusions), provided that in calculating the amount of Non-Recourse Indebtedness at any time, Parent Borrower’s reasonable estimate of the amount of any Non-Recourse Exclusions which are the subject of a claim and action shall not be included in the Non-Recourse Indebtedness but shall constitute Recourse Indebtedness.  Non-Recourse Indebtedness shall also include Indebtedness of a Subsidiary of Parent Guarantor that is not a Subsidiary Borrower or a Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary which is a special purpose entity that is recourse solely to such Subsidiary or Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary (or any holding company or other entity which owns such special purpose entity), which is not cross-defaulted to other Indebtedness of the Borrowers (to the extent the same would trigger full recourse liability) and which does not constitute Indebtedness of any other Person (other than such Subsidiary or Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary which is the borrower thereunder, or any holding company or other entity which owns such special purpose entity).

Non-U.S. Lender”:  See §4.4(c).

Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary”:  In respect of any Loan Party, any other Person in whom such Loan Party holds an equity Investment which is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary.

Notes”:  Collectively, the Revolving Credit Notes and the Swing Loan Notes.

Notice”:  See §19.

Obligations”:  The term “Obligations” shall mean and include:

A.

The payment, in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents, of the principal sum, interest at variable rates, charges and indebtedness evidenced by the Notes including any extensions, renewals, replacements, increases, modifications and amendments thereof, given by the Borrowers to the order of the respective Lenders;

B.

The payment, performance, discharge and satisfaction, in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents, of each of the covenants, warranties, representations, undertakings and conditions to be paid,

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performed, satisfied and complied with by the Borrowers under and pursuant to this Agreement or the other Loan Documents;

C.

The payment, in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents, of the costs, expenses, legal fees and liabilities incurred by Agent and Lenders in connection with the enforcement of any of Agent’s or any Lender’s rights or remedies under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, or any other instrument, agreement or document which evidences or secures any other obligations or collateral therefor, whether now in effect or hereafter executed;

D.

The payment, performance, discharge and satisfaction of all other liabilities and obligations (including any Letter of Credit Liabilities) of any Borrower to Agent, any Issuing Lender, any Swing Loan Lender or any other Lender, whether now existing or hereafter arising, direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, and including, without limitation express or implied upon the generality of the foregoing, each liability and obligation of any Borrower under any one or more of the Loan Documents and any amendment, extension, modification, replacement or recasting of any one or more of the instruments, agreements and documents referred to in this Agreement or any other Loan Document or executed in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document; and

E.

All Hedge Obligations; provided, however, that in no event shall “Obligations” include any Excluded Swap Obligations.

OFAC”:  Office of Foreign Asset Control of the Department of the Treasury of the United States of America.

Other Real Estate Investments”:  (i) Investments in Real Estate which are not Multifamily Properties, and (ii) Debt Investments related to Multifamily Properties.

Outstanding”:  With respect to the Loans, the aggregate unpaid principal thereof as of any date of determination.  With respect to Letters of Credit, the aggregate undrawn face amount of issued Letters of Credit.

Parent Borrower”:  As defined in the recital of parties hereto.

Parent Guarantor”:  IRT.

Participant Register”:  See §18.4.

Patriot Act”:  The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, as the same may be amended from time to time, and corresponding provisions of future laws.

PBGC”:  The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation created by §4002 of ERISA and any successor entity or entities having similar responsibilities.

Permitted Liens”:  Liens, security interests and other encumbrances permitted (or of a nature permitted) by §8.2.

Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness”:  With respect to any Indebtedness (the “Refinanced Indebtedness”), any Indebtedness issued in exchange for, or the net proceeds of which are used to modify, extend, refinance, renew, replace or refund (collectively to “Refinance” or a “Refinancing” or “Refinanced”), such Refinanced Indebtedness (or previous refinancing thereof constituting Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness); provided that (A) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of any such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Refinanced Indebtedness outstanding immediately prior to such Refinancing except by an amount equal to the unpaid

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accrued interest and premium thereon plus other reasonable and customary amounts paid and fees and expenses reasonably incurred in connection with such Refinancing plus an amount equal to any existing commitment unutilized and letters of credit undrawn thereunder, unless any amount in excess of such principal amount is used in reduction of the Indebtedness arising under the Loans hereunder, (B) such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall have a final maturity date equal to or later than the final maturity date of the Refinanced Indebtedness, (C) if the Refinanced Indebtedness is subordinated in right of payment or security to the Obligations, the Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall be subordinated to the same extent, and (D) no Loan Party that was not an obligor with respect to the Refinanced Indebtedness shall be an obligor under the Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness.

Person”:  Any individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, trust, unincorporated association, or other legal entity, and any government or any governmental agency or political subdivision thereof.

Plan”:  Any employee pension benefit plan within the meaning of §3(2) of ERISA maintained or contributed to by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate the benefits of which are guaranteed on termination in full or in part by the PBGC pursuant to Title IV of ERISA, other than a Multiemployer Plan.

Plan Assets”:  Assets of any Plan subject to Part 4, Subtitle B, Title I of ERISA.

Potential Unencumbered Asset”:  Any property of Parent Borrower or a Subsidiary Borrower which is not at the time of determination an Unencumbered Asset.

Pricing Level”:  See the definition of Applicable Margin.

Pro Forma Basis”:  As to any Person, for any events as described below that occur subsequent to the commencement of a period for which the financial effect of such events is being calculated, and giving effect to the events for which such calculation is being made, such calculation as will give pro forma effect to such events as if such events occurred on the first day of the four (4) consecutive fiscal quarter period being tested or, as applicable, the fiscal quarter period being tested (in each such case, the “Reference Period”):  (a) in making any determination on a Pro Forma Basis, (x) effect shall be given to any Specified Transaction, including any change in Consolidated EBITDA relating thereto and any operating improvements or restructurings of the business of Parent Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries that are expected to have a continuing impact and are supportable, which adjustments Parent Borrower determines are reasonable and are supportable as set forth in a certificate signed on behalf of Parent Borrower by an Authorized Officer, in each case, that occurred during the Reference Period; (y) all Indebtedness (including Indebtedness issued, incurred or assumed as a result of, or to finance, any relevant transactions and for which the financial effect is being calculated, whether incurred under the Loan Documents or otherwise) issued, incurred, assumed or permanently repaid during the Reference Period shall be deemed to have been issued, incurred, assumed or permanently repaid at the beginning of such period and (z) interest expense of such Person attributable to interest on any Indebtedness, for which pro forma effect is being given as provided in preceding clause (y), bearing floating interest rates shall be computed on a Pro Forma Basis as if the rates that would have been in effect during the period for which pro forma effect is being given had been actually in effect during such periods; and (b) notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this definition or in any classification under GAAP of any Person, business, assets or operations in respect of which a definitive agreement for the asset sale, transfer, disposition or lease thereof has been entered into as discontinued operations, no pro forma effect shall be given to the classification thereof as discontinued operations (and the Consolidated EBITDA attributable to any such Person, business, assets or operations shall not be excluded for any purposes hereunder) until such asset sale, transfer, disposition or lease shall have been consummated; provided that, at the election of Parent Borrower, any adjustments to Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to clauses (a)(x) and (b) above shall not be required to be included for any Specified Transaction to the extent the aggregate consideration paid in connection with such Specified Transaction, is less than $5,000,000.00 in the aggregate for all such transactions in any fiscal year.

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

Purchasing Lender”:  See 2§14(a).

QFC”:  See §40.

“QFC Credit Support”:  See §40.

Qualified ECP Loan Party”:  Means, in respect of any Hedge Obligation, each Loan Party with total assets exceeding $10,000,000.00 at the time the relevant guaranty or grant of the relevant security interest becomes effective with respect to such Hedge Obligation or that qualifies at such time as an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act and can cause another Person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

Qualified Intermediary”:  With respect to any Loan Party, a qualified intermediary within the meaning of Internal Revenue Service Regulation 1.1031(k)-1(g)(4) that is acting for the benefit of such Loan Party.

Ratings Grid Election”:  See definition of Applicable Margin.

Real Estate”:  All real property at any time owned or leased (as lessee or sublessee) by a Borrower or any of their respective Subsidiaries, including, without limitation, the Unencumbered Assets.

Recourse Indebtedness”:  As of any date of determination, any Indebtedness (whether secured or unsecured) of Guarantors, Parent Borrower, their Subsidiaries or their Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries with respect to which the liability of the obligor is not limited to the obligor’s interest in specified assets securing such Indebtedness, subject to Non-Recourse Exclusions.  Recourse Indebtedness shall not include Non-Recourse Indebtedness.

Reference Period”:  See definition of Pro Forma Basis.

Refinanced Indebtedness”:  See definition of Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness.

Refinancing”:  See definition of Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness.

Register”:  See §18.2.

Reimbursement Contribution”:  See §37(b).

Release”:  Any past or present releasing, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, disposing or dumping (other than in reasonable quantities to the extent necessary in the ordinary course of operation of Borrowers’, their tenants’ or operators’ business and, in any event, in compliance, in all material respects, with all Environmental Laws).

Rent Roll”:  A report prepared by the Borrowers showing for each Unencumbered Asset owned or leased by the Borrowers, its occupancy, tenants, lease expiration dates, lease rent and other information in substantially the form presented to Agent on or prior to the date hereof.

Representative”:  See §14.17.

Required Lenders”:  As of any date, such Lender or Lenders whose aggregate Commitment Percentage is equal to or greater than fifty-one percent (51%) of the aggregate amount of the Total Commitment, or, if the Total Commitment has been terminated or reduced to zero, Lenders whose aggregate Commitment Percentage

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is equal to or greater than fifty-one percent (51%) of the principal amount of the Exposure; provided that (a) in determining such Commitment Percentage at any given time, all then existing Defaulting Lenders will be disregarded and excluded and the Commitment Percentages of Lenders shall be redetermined, for voting purposes only, to exclude the Commitment Percentages of such Defaulting Lenders, and (b) at all times when two or more Lenders are party to this Agreement, the term “Required Lenders” shall in no event mean less than two (2) Lenders.

Reserve Percentage”:  For any Interest Period, that percentage which is specified three (3) Business Days before the first day of such Interest Period by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (or any successor) or any other governmental or quasi-governmental authority with jurisdiction over Agent or any Lender for determining the maximum reserve requirement (including, but not limited to, any marginal reserve requirement) for Agent or any Lender with respect to liabilities constituting of or including (among other liabilities) Eurocurrency liabilities in an amount equal to that portion of the Loan affected by such Interest Period and with a maturity equal to such Interest Period.

Responsible Officer”:  The chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer or any executive vice president of a Loan Party and, for purposes of §10.4, the secretary or assistant secretary of a Loan Party.  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.

Revolving Credit Commitment”:  As to each Lender, the amount set forth on Schedule 1.1-A hereto under the caption “Revolving Credit Commitment”, or as set forth in the applicable Assignment and Acceptance Agreement or Accession Agreement, as the amount of such Lender’s Commitment to make or maintain Loans (other than Swing Loans) to the Borrowers, to participate in Letters of Credit for the account of the Borrowers and to participate in Swing Loans to the Borrowers, as the same may be increased or decreased from time to time or terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

Revolving Credit Lender”:  Any Lender that has a Revolving Credit Commitment, the initial Revolving Credit Lenders being identified on Schedule 1.1-A hereto.

Revolving Credit Loan or Loans”:  An individual Revolving Credit Loan or the aggregate Revolving Credit Loans, as the case may be, in the maximum principal amount of Three Hundred Fifty Million Dollars ($350,000,000.00) (subject to increase as provided in §2.11 and less any decrease thereto pursuant to §2.4) to be made by the Revolving Credit Lenders hereunder as more particularly described in §2.  Without limiting the foregoing, (a) Revolving Credit Loans shall also include Revolving Credit Loans made pursuant to §2.10(f) and (b) Swing Loans shall constitute “Revolving Credit Loans” for all purposes hereunder.

Revolving Credit Maturity Date”:  May 9, 2023, as such date may be extended as provided in §2.12, or such earlier date on which the Revolving Credit Loans shall become due and payable or the Revolving Credit Commitments are terminated pursuant to the terms hereof.

Revolving Credit Notes”:  See §2.2.

Rollover Interest Period”:  The Interest Period set forth with respect to each Rollover Loan on Schedule 1.1-C hereto.

Rollover Loan”:  The Loans (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) described on Schedule 1.1 C hereto.

S&P”:  S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc., and any successor thereto.

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Sanctioned Entity”:  Any of (a) an agency, political subdivision, or instrumentality of the government of, (b) an organization directly or indirectly controlled by or (c) a Person or group resident in, in each case, a country that is itself the subject of Sanctions.

Sanctioned Person”:  A Person or group named on the list of Specially Designated Nationals or Blocked Persons maintained by the OFAC as published from time to time or any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, or any EU member state.

Sanctions”:  Economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom.

SEC”:  The federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

Secured Indebtedness”:  As of any date of determination, that portion of Total Indebtedness which is secured by a Lien on Real Estate, any ownership interests in any Subsidiary or Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary or any other assets, but excluding, with respect to any Secured Recourse Indebtedness, the amount, if any, by which the principal amount of such Secured Recourse Indebtedness exceeds the applicable Collateral Value of the collateral securing such indebtedness.

Secured Leverage Ratio”:  As of any date of determination, Secured Indebtedness divided by Gross Asset Value, expressed as a percentage.

Secured Recourse Indebtedness”:  As of any date of determination, that portion of Secured Indebtedness with respect to which the liability of the obligor is not limited to the obligor’s interest in specified assets securing such Indebtedness (subject to Non-Recourse Exclusions); provided that Indebtedness of a single-purpose entity (or any holding company or other entity which owns such single-purpose entity) which is secured by substantially all of the assets of such single-purpose entity (or any holding company or other entity which owns such single-purpose entity) but for which there is no recourse to another Person beyond the single-purpose entity or holding company or other entity which owns such single-purpose entity (other than with respect to Non-Recourse Exclusions) shall not be considered a part of Secured Recourse Indebtedness even if such Indebtedness is fully recourse to such single-purpose entity (or any holding company or other entity which owns such single-purpose entity) and unsecured guarantees provided by a Borrower or any Guarantor of mortgage loans to Subsidiaries or Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries shall not be included in Secured Recourse Indebtedness.

Selling Lender”:  See §2.14(a).

Solvent”:  With respect to the Loan Parties, that (a) the fair value of the property of the Loan Parties is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including contingent liabilities, of  the Loan Parties, (b) the present fair salable value of the assets of the Loan Parties is not less than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of the Loan Parties on their debts as they become absolute and matured, (c)  the Loan Parties do not intend to, and do not believe that they will, incur debts or liabilities beyond the Loan Parties’ ability to pay such debts and liabilities as they mature and (d) the Loan Parties are not engaged in business or a transaction, and are not about to engage in business or a transaction, for which the Loan Parties’ property would constitute an unreasonably small capital.  The amount of contingent liabilities at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in the light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.

Specified Loan Party”:  Any Loan Party that is not then a Qualified ECP Loan Party (determined prior to giving effect to §7.21).

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Specified Transaction”:  With respect to any period, any (a) asset sale, acquisition, Investment, sale, transfer or other disposition of assets or property other than in the ordinary course, (b) any merger or consolidation, or any similar transaction, or (c) any incurrence, issuance or repayment of Indebtedness.

Stabilized Property”:  Real Estate (a) which is a commercial property operating as a Multifamily Property that is completed with tenants in occupancy and open for business, or (b) which has ceased to be a “Construction in Process” in accordance with the definition thereof.

State”:  A state of the United States of America and the District of Columbia.

Subsidiary”:  For any Person, any corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity of which at least a majority of the securities or other ownership interests having by the terms thereof ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors or other persons performing similar functions of such corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity (without regard to the occurrence of any contingency) is at the time directly or indirectly owned or controlled by such Person or one or more Subsidiaries of such Person or by such Person and one or more Subsidiaries of such Person, and shall include all Persons the accounts of which are consolidated with those of such Person pursuant to GAAP.

Subsidiary Borrowers”:  Any Borrower that is a Subsidiary of Parent Borrower party hereto as of the Closing Date and any Additional Subsidiary Borrower that is the direct owner of an Unencumbered Asset.

Successor Rate Conforming Changes”:  With respect to any proposed successor benchmark rate pursuant to §4.6(b), any conforming changes made in accordance with §4.6(b) to (a) the definitions of Base Rate and Interest Period, (b) timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and (c) other administrative matters as may be appropriate, in the discretion of Agent, to (i) reflect the adoption of such successor benchmark rate and (ii) permit the administration thereof by Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if Agent determines that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or that no market practice for the administration of such successor benchmark rate exists, in such other manner of administration as Agent determines in consultation with the Borrowers).

Supported QFC”:  See §40.

Swing Loan”:  See §2.5(a).

Swing Loan Commitment”:  With respect to each Swing Loan Lender, the amount set forth opposite such Swing Loan Lender’s name on Schedule 1.1-A hereto under the caption “Swing Loan Commitment”, which shall, in the aggregate, be an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments, or as set forth in the applicable Assignment and Acceptance Agreement or Accession Agreement, as the same may be changed from time to time in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.  The Swing Loan Commitment is part of, and not in addition to, the Total Commitment.

Swing Loan Lenders”:  KeyBank and Citibank, each in its capacity as a Swing Loan Lender, and any successors thereto in such capacity.

Swing Loan Note”:  See §2.5(b).

Swing Loan Share”:  With respect to each Swing Loan Lender and each Swing Loan, such Swing Loan Lender’s ratable portion of such Swing Loan, calculated based upon the ratio of such Swing Loan Lender’s Swing Loan Commitment to the total Swing Loan Commitments of all of the Swing Loan Lenders.

Syndication Agents”:  As defined in the preamble hereto.

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Taking”:  The taking or appropriation (including by deed in lieu of condemnation) of any Unencumbered Asset, or any part thereof or interest therein, whether permanently or temporarily, for public or quasi-public use under the power of eminent domain, by reason of any public improvement or condemnation proceeding, or in any other manner or any customarily recognized and compensated damage or injury or diminution in value through condemnation, inverse condemnation or other exercise of the power of eminent domain.

Taxes”:  Any present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, charges, fees, or similar deductions or withholdings that are imposed by any Governmental Authority.

Titled Agents”:  Arrangers, Syndication Agents, Bookrunners, or any Documentation Agent.

Total Commitment”:  The aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments of the Lenders as set forth on Schedule 1.1-A hereto, as the same may be increased or decreased from time to time or terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

Total Consolidated Operating Property Value”:  As of any date of determination, on a consolidated basis for the Consolidated Group, the sum of:  (a) the aggregate Consolidated Asset NOI for all Stabilized Properties (excluding Consolidated Asset NOI from Stabilized Properties being held at acquisition cost under (b) below) for the most recent calendar quarter, annualized, divided by the Capitalization Rate, plus (b) the acquisition cost of any Stabilized Property for the first eighteen (18) months following its acquisition.

Total Indebtedness”:  As of any date of determination, without duplication, the sum of (a) all Indebtedness of the Consolidated Group outstanding at such date, determined on a Consolidated basis plus (b) the Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share of all Indebtedness of any Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries outstanding at such date.

Total Unencumbered Asset Value”:  As of any date of determination, on a consolidated basis for the Consolidated Group the sum of:  (a) the aggregate Unencumbered Asset NOI for all Stabilized Properties (excluding Unencumbered Asset NOI from Stabilized Properties being held at acquisition cost under (b) below) for the most recent calendar quarter, annualized, divided by the Capitalization Rate, plus (b) the acquisition cost of any Stabilized Property for the first eighteen (18) months following its acquisition plus (c) 80% of all 1031 Cash held by a Qualified Intermediary on behalf of any Loan Party at such time.

Type”:  As to any Loan, its nature as a Base Rate Loan or a LIBOR Rate Loan.

Unencumbered Asset Adjusted NOI”:  On any date of determination, the Unencumbered Asset NOI for the most recent fiscal quarter, annualized, less, with respect to Real Estate owned by any Person in the Consolidated Group, the Capital Expenditure Reserve, and, with respect to Real Estate owned by Non-Wholly Owned Subsidiaries, the Consolidated Group Pro Rata Share of the Capital Expenditure Reserve.

Unencumbered Asset Conditions”:  See the definition of Unencumbered Assets.

Unencumbered Asset Financial Covenants”:  The financial covenants set forth in §9.8 (Unencumbered Assets), §9.9 (Maximum Unsecured Leverage Ratio) and §9.10 (Minimum Unencumbered Assets Debt Service Coverage Ratio).

Unencumbered Asset NOI”:  As of any date of determination, “property rental and other income” attributable to the Unencumbered Assets (including, without limitation, payments received from insurance on account of business or rental interruption and condemnation proceeds from any temporary use or occupancy) accruing for such period minus the amount of all expenses incurred in connection with and directly attributable to the ownership and operation of such Unencumbered Assets for such period (including, without limitation, property management fees and amounts accrued for the payment of real estate taxes and insurance premiums,

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but excluding Interest Expense or other debt service charges and any non-cash charges such as depreciation or amortization of financing costs plus acquisition costs for consummated acquisitions), with such results being “grossed up” for any Unencumbered Assets not owned for the entire testing period.

Unencumbered Assets”:  (a) Each Multifamily Property listed on Schedule 5.1 and (b) each other Multifamily Property designated as an Unencumbered Asset by Parent Borrower pursuant to §5.2 (i) that is an operating Multifamily Property located within the fifty (50) States of the United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) that is wholly-owned in fee (or leased under a Ground Lease acceptable to Agent in its reasonable discretion), by Parent Borrower or a Subsidiary Borrower, (iii) that is not subject to any Liens (other than Permitted Liens) or any Negative Pledge, (iv) that is not subject to mezzanine debt financing, (v) that is not the subject of a Disqualifying Environmental Event or Disqualifying Structural Event and is free of all title defects, or other materially adverse matters, in each case which in the reasonable determination of Agent would materially impact the value, cashflow, or marketability of such Multifamily Property and (vi) with respect to which all of the representations set forth in §6 of this Agreement concerning Unencumbered Assets are true and correct in all material respects with respect thereto (the requirements described in clauses (i) through (vi) being the “Unencumbered Asset Conditions”).

Unencumbered Assets Debt Service Coverage Ratio”:  As of any date of determination, Unencumbered Asset Adjusted NOI for all Unencumbered Assets divided by Implied Unsecured Debt Service, expressed as a percentage.

Unhedged Variable Rate Indebtedness”:  As of any date of determination, the sum of (a) Total Indebtedness minus (b) the sum of (i) the aggregate amount of all Total Indebtedness having interest which accrues thereon at a fixed rate of interest per annum plus (ii) with respect to all Total Indebtedness hedged by Derivatives Contracts effectively fixing or capping the per annum rate of interest thereof, the aggregate notational amount of all such Derivatives Contracts.

Unimproved Land”:  Real Estate which is unimproved and on which no development or Construction in Process is in effect.

Unrestricted Cash and Cash Equivalents”:  As of any date of determination, the sum of (a) the aggregate amount of Unrestricted cash and (b) the aggregate amount of Unrestricted Cash Equivalents (valued at fair market value).  As used in this definition, “Unrestricted cash” and “Unrestricted Cash Equivalents” means, as of any date of determination, the aggregate amount of cash and Cash Equivalents included in the cash accounts that would be listed on the consolidated balance sheet of the Consolidated Group prepared in accordance with GAAP as of the end of the most recently ended fiscal quarter ending prior to the date of such determination for which consolidated financial statements of the Consolidated Group are available to the extent such cash is not classified as restricted for financial statement purposes (unless so classified solely because of any provision under this Agreement and/or the other Loan Documents or because they are subject to a Lien securing the Obligations hereunder or  the obligations thereunder).

Unsecured Indebtedness”:  As of any date of determination, the portion of Total Indebtedness outstanding at such date that is not Secured Indebtedness.

Unsecured Leverage Ratio”:  As of any date of determination, Unsecured Indebtedness divided by Total Unencumbered Asset Value, expressed as a percentage.

Unsecured Recourse Indebtedness”:  As of any date of determination, Recourse Indebtedness that is not Secured Recourse Indebtedness.

Unused Fee”:  See §2.3(a).

U.S. Lender”:  See §4.4(c).

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U.S. Special Resolution Regimes”:  See §40.

Wholly Owned Subsidiary”:  As to Parent Borrower, any Subsidiary of Parent Borrower that is directly or indirectly owned one hundred percent (100%) by Parent Borrower, without regard to Equity Interests issued so as to achieve up to 125 equity holders so as to qualify as a REIT.

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.

§1.2Rules of Interpretation

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(a)A reference to any document or agreement shall include such document or agreement as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time in accordance with its terms and the terms of this Agreement.

(b)The singular includes the plural and the plural includes the singular.

(c)A reference to any law includes any amendment or modification of such law.

(d)A reference to any Person includes its permitted successors and permitted assigns.

(e)Accounting terms not otherwise defined herein have the meanings assigned to them by GAAP applied on a consistent basis by the accounting entity to which they refer.

(f)The words “include”, “includes” and “including” are not limiting.

(g)The words “approval” and “approved”, as the context requires, means an approval in writing given to the party seeking approval.

(h)All terms not specifically defined herein or by GAAP, which terms are defined in the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of New York, have the meanings assigned to them therein.

(i)Reference to a particular “§”, refers to that section of this Agreement unless otherwise indicated.

(j)The words “herein”, “hereof”, “hereunder” and words of like import shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular section or subdivision of this Agreement.

(k)The words “the date hereof” or words of like import shall mean the date that this Agreement is fully executed by all parties.

(l)In the event of any change in generally accepted accounting principles after the date hereof or any other change in accounting procedures pursuant to §7.3 which would affect the computation of any financial covenant, ratio or other requirement set forth in any Loan Document, then upon the request of the Borrowers or Agent, the Borrowers and Agent shall negotiate promptly, diligently and in good faith in order to amend the provisions of the Loan Documents such that such financial covenant, ratio or other requirement shall continue to provide substantially the same financial tests or restrictions of the Borrowers as in effect prior to such accounting change, as determined by Parent Borrower and Agent in good faith.  Until such time as such amendment shall have been executed and delivered by the Borrowers and Agent, such financial covenants, ratio and other requirements, and all financial statements and other documents required to be delivered under the Loan Documents, shall be calculated and reported as if such change had not occurred.

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(m)For purposes of this Agreement, “knowledge” of any Loan Party or any Loan Party “becoming aware” or other language of similar import means, with respect to any matter, the actual knowledge of any Responsible Officer.

§2THE CREDIT FACILITY.

§2.1Loans

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(a)[Reserved].

(b)The Revolving Credit Loans.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, each of the Revolving Credit Lenders severally agrees to lend to the Borrowers, and the Borrowers may borrow (and repay and reborrow) from time to time between the Closing Date and the Revolving Credit Maturity Date upon notice by the Borrowers to Agent given in accordance with §2.7, such sums as are requested by the Borrowers for the purposes set forth in §2.9 up to a maximum aggregate principal amount Outstanding (after giving effect to all amounts requested) at any one time equal to the lesser of (i) such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment and (ii) such Revolving Credit Lender’s Commitment Percentage of (A) the Facility Available Amount minus (B) the sum of (1) the amount of all Outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and (without duplication) Swing Loans and (2) the aggregate amount of Letter of Credit Liabilities; provided, that, in all events no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing; and provided, further, that the Outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Credit Loans (after giving effect to all amounts requested), Swing Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities shall not at any time exceed the Total Commitment or cause a violation of the covenants set forth in §9.  The Revolving Credit Loans shall be made pro rata in accordance with each Revolving Credit Lender’s Commitment Percentage.  Each request for a Revolving Credit Loan hereunder shall constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrowers that all of the conditions required of the Borrowers set forth in §10 and §11 have been satisfied on the date of such request (or if such condition is required to have been satisfied only as of the Closing Date, that such condition was satisfied as of the Closing Date).  Agent may assume that the conditions in §10 and §11 have been satisfied unless it receives prior written notice from a Revolving Credit Lender that such conditions have not been satisfied.  No Revolving Credit Lender shall have any obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrowers in the maximum aggregate principal outstanding balance of more than the principal face amount of its Revolving Credit Note or its Revolving Credit Commitment, as applicable.

§2.2Notes

.  The Revolving Credit Loans shall, if requested by each Lender, be evidenced by separate promissory notes of the Borrowers in substantially the form of Exhibit A hereto (collectively, the “Revolving Credit Notes”), dated of even date with this Agreement (except as otherwise provided in §18.3) and completed with appropriate insertions.  One Revolving Credit Note shall be payable to the order of each Revolving Credit Lender which so requests the issuance of a Revolving Credit Note in the principal amount equal to such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment or, if less, the outstanding amount of all Revolving Credit Loans made by such Revolving Credit Lender, plus interest accrued thereon, as set forth below.  

§2.3Unused Fee; Facility Fee

.  i)  Subject to §2.3(b) below, the Borrowers agree to pay to Agent for the account of the Revolving Credit Lenders (other than any Defaulting Revolving Credit Lender) in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages a facility unused fee (the “Unused Fee”) calculated at the rate per annum as set forth below on the actual daily amount by which the Revolving Credit Commitment exceeds the outstanding principal amount of Revolving Credit Loans, Swing Loans and the face amount of Letters of Credit Outstanding during each calendar quarter or portion thereof commencing on the date hereof and ending on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date.  The Unused Fee shall be calculated for each quarter based on the ratio (expressed as a percentage) of (i) the actual daily amount of the outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Credit Loans and (without duplication) Swing Loans and the face amount of Letters of Credit Outstanding during such quarter to (ii) the Revolving Credit Commitment, and if such ratio is less than fifty percent (50%), the Unused Fee shall be payable at the rate of one quarter of one percent (0.25%) per annum, and

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if such ratio is equal to or greater than fifty percent (50%), the Unused Fee shall be payable at the rate of fifteen hundredths of one percent (0.15%) per annum.  The Unused Fee shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the first (1st) Business Day of each calendar quarter for the immediately preceding calendar quarter or portion thereof, and on any earlier date on which the Revolving Credit Commitments shall be reduced or shall terminate as provided in §2.4, with a final payment on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date.

(b)In the event that Parent Guarantor achieves an Investment Grade Rating and Parent Borrower makes a Ratings Grid Election, the Borrowers shall no longer pay the Unused Fee immediately following the end of the quarter during which Agent receives such notice.  For each succeeding quarter, the Borrowers shall pay a facility fee (the “Facility Fee”) at the applicable rate set forth in the Debt Ratings pricing grid in the definition of “Applicable Margin”, times the actual daily amount of each Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment, regardless of usage.  The Facility Fee will be payable quarterly in arrears on the last day of each March, June, September and December, and on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date.  If Parent Borrower has made the Ratings Grid Election as described above but thereafter Parent Guarantor fails to maintain an Investment Grade Rating by at least one of S&P or Moody’s, then (x) the Unused Fee shall be payable during the period commencing on the date Parent Guarantor no longer has an Investment Grade Rating by at least one of S&P or Moody’s and ending on the date Parent Borrower makes another Ratings Grid Election, and (y) no Facility Fee shall be payable during the period that the Unused Fee is payable.

(c)All interest and fees accrued and unpaid under the Existing Agreement as of the date of this Agreement with respect to Revolving Credit Loans (as defined in the Existing Agreement) shall be due and payable in the amount determined pursuant to the Existing Agreement for periods prior to the Closing Date on the next date established for payment of such interest or fee set forth in this Agreement.

§2.4Reduction and Termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments

.  The Borrowers shall have the right at any time and from time to time upon five (5) Business Days’ prior written notice to Agent to reduce by $25,000,000.00 or an integral multiple of $5,000,000.00 in excess thereof (provided that in no event shall the Revolving Credit Commitment be reduced in such manner to an amount less than $75,000,000.00 unless the Revolving Credit Commitment is terminated in full) or to terminate entirely the Revolving Credit Commitments, whereupon the Revolving Credit Commitments of the Revolving Credit Lenders shall be reduced pro rata in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages of the amount specified in such notice or, as the case may be, terminated, any such termination or reduction to be without penalty except as otherwise set forth in §4.8; provided, however, that no such termination or reduction shall be permitted if, after giving effect thereto, the sum of Outstanding Revolving Credit Loans, the Outstanding Swing Loans and the Letter of Credit Liabilities would exceed the Revolving Credit Commitments of the Revolving Credit Lenders as so terminated or reduced.  Promptly after receiving any notice from the Borrowers delivered pursuant to this §2.4, Agent will notify the Revolving Credit Lenders of the substance thereof.  Any reduction of the Revolving Credit Commitments shall also result in a proportionate reduction (rounded to the next lowest integral multiple of $100,000.00) in the maximum amount of the Swing Loan Commitment and the Letter of Credit Commitment, respectively.  Upon the effective date of any such reduction or termination, the Borrowers shall pay to Agent for the respective accounts of the Revolving Credit Lenders the full amount of any Unused Fee or Facility Fee under §2.3 then accrued on the amount of the reduction.  No reduction or termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments may be reinstated.

§2.5Swing Loan Commitment

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(a)Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, each Swing Loan Lender agrees, in accordance with its respective Swing Loan Share, to lend to the Borrowers (the “Swing Loans”), and the Borrowers may borrow (and repay and reborrow) from time to time between the Closing Date and the date which is ten (10) Business Days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date upon notice by the Borrowers to the Swing Loan Lenders given in accordance with this §2.5, such sums as are requested by the Borrowers for the purposes set forth in §2.9 in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding with respect to each Swing Loan Lender not exceeding such Swing Loan Lender’s Swing Loan Commitment;

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provided that in all events (i) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing; (ii) if a Revolving Credit Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender, the requested amount of the Swing Loan shall be reduced by the amount of such Defaulting Lender’s participation interest in the Swing Loan; and (iii) the Outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Credit Loans and (without duplication) Swing Loans (after giving effect to all amounts requested), plus Letter of Credit Liabilities shall not at any time exceed the lesser of (A) the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments or (B) the Facility Available Amount.  The funding of a Swing Loan hereunder shall constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrowers that all of the conditions set forth in §10 and §11 have been satisfied on the date of such funding (or if such condition is required to have been satisfied only as of the initial Closing Date, that such condition was satisfied as of the Closing Date) or waived by Agent.  Each Swing Loan Lender may assume that the conditions in §10 and §11 have been satisfied unless such Swing Loan Lender has received written notice from a Revolving Credit Lender that such conditions have not been satisfied.  Each Swing Loan shall be due and payable within seven (7) days of the date such Swing Loan was provided and the Borrowers hereby agree (to the extent not repaid as contemplated by §2.5(d) below) to repay each Swing Loan (whether or not demand for payment is made) on or before the date that is seven (7) days from the date such Swing Loan was provided.

(b)The Swing Loans shall be evidenced by separate promissory notes of the Borrowers in substantially the form of Exhibit B hereto (the “Swing Loan Notes”), dated the date of this Agreement and completed with appropriate insertions.  The Swing Loan Notes shall be payable to the order of the Swing Loan Lenders in the principal face amount equal to each such Swing Loan Lender’s Swing Loan Commitment and shall be payable as set forth below.

(c)The Borrowers shall request a Swing Loan by delivering to the Agent and the Swing Loan Lenders a Loan Request executed by an Authorized Officer, together with an executed Availability Certificate in the form of Exhibit F (each, an “Availability Certificate”), no later than 1:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on the requested Drawdown Date specifying the amount of the requested Swing Loan (which shall be in the minimum amount of $1,000,000.00) and providing the wire instructions for the delivery of the Swing Loan proceeds.  The Loan Request shall also contain the information required by §2.7 (to the extent applicable).  Each such Loan Request shall be irrevocable and binding on the Borrowers and shall obligate the Borrowers to accept such Swing Loan on the Drawdown Date.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, a Swing Loan shall be a Base Rate Loan and shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate for Revolving Credit Base Rate Loans.  The proceeds of the Swing Loan will be disbursed by wire by the Swing Loan Lenders (in accordance with their respective Swing Loan Shares) to the Borrowers no later than 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on the requested Drawdown Date.

(d)The Swing Loan Lenders shall, within two (2) Business Days after the Drawdown Date with respect to such Swing Loan, request each Revolving Credit Lender, including the Swing Loan Lenders, to make a Revolving Credit Loan pursuant to §2.1 in an amount equal to such Revolving Credit Lender’s Commitment Percentage of the amount of the Swing Loan outstanding on the date such notice is given.  In the event that the Borrowers do not notify Agent in writing otherwise on or before noon (Eastern time) of the third (3rd) Business Day after the Drawdown Date with respect to such Swing Loan, Agent shall notify the Revolving Credit Lenders that such Revolving Credit Loan shall be a Revolving Credit LIBOR Rate Loan with an Interest Period of one (1) month, provided that the making of such Revolving Credit LIBOR Rate Loan will not be in contravention of any other provision of this Agreement, or if the making of a Revolving Credit LIBOR Rate Loan would be in contravention of this Agreement, then such notice shall indicate that such loan shall be a Revolving Credit Base Rate Loan.  The Borrowers hereby irrevocably authorize and direct the Swing Loan Lenders to so act on their behalf, and agrees that any amount advanced to Agent for the benefit of any Swing Loan Lender pursuant to this §2.5(d) shall be considered a Revolving Credit Loan pursuant to §2.1.  Unless any of the events described in paragraph (h), (i), or (j) of §12.1 shall have occurred (in which event the procedures of §2.5(e) shall apply), each Revolving Credit Lender shall make the proceeds of its Revolving Credit Loan available to the applicable Swing Loan Lender for the account of such Swing Loan Lender at Agent’s Head Office prior to 12:00 noon (Eastern time) in funds immediately available no later than the third (3rd) Business Day after the date such notice is given just as if the Revolving Credit Lenders were funding directly to the

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Borrowers, so that thereafter such Obligations shall be evidenced by the Revolving Credit Notes.  The proceeds of such Revolving Credit Loan shall be immediately applied to repay the Swing Loans.

(e)If for any reason a Swing Loan cannot be refinanced by a Revolving Credit Loan pursuant to §2.5(d) (including due to a Defaulting Lender’s failure to fund), each Revolving Credit Lender will, on the date such Revolving Credit Loan pursuant to §2.5(d) was to have been made, purchase an undivided participation interest in the Swing Loan in an amount equal to its Commitment Percentage of such Swing Loan (or portion thereof).  Each Revolving Credit Lender will immediately transfer to the Swing Loan Lenders in immediately available funds the applicable amount of its participation and upon receipt thereof each Swing Loan Lender will deliver to such Revolving Credit Lender a Swing Loan participation certificate dated the date of receipt of such funds and in the amount received by such Swing Loan Lender.

(f)Whenever at any time after a Swing Loan Lender has received from any Revolving Credit Lender such Revolving Credit Lender’s participation interest in a Swing Loan, or such Swing Loan Lender receives any payment on account thereof, such Swing Loan Lender will distribute to such Revolving Credit Lender its participation interest in such amount (appropriately adjusted in the case of interest payments to reflect the period of time during which such Revolving Credit Lender’s participating interest was outstanding and funded); provided, however, that in the event that such payment received by such Swing Loan Lender is required to be returned, such Revolving Credit Lender will return to such Swing Loan Lender any portion thereof previously distributed by such Swing Loan Lender to it.

(g)Each Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to fund a Revolving Credit Loan as provided in §2.5(d) or to purchase participation interests pursuant to §2.5(e) shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including, without limitation, (i) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Revolving Credit Lender or the Borrowers may have against any Swing Loan Lender, the Borrowers or anyone else for any reason whatsoever; (ii) the occurrence or continuance of a Default or an Event of Default; (iii) any adverse change in the condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrowers or any of their respective Subsidiaries; (iv) any breach of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents by the Borrowers or any Lender; or (v) any other circumstance, happening or event whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing.  Any portions of a Swing Loan not so purchased or converted may be treated by Agent and the Swing Loan Lenders as against such Revolving Credit Lender as a Revolving Credit Loan which was not funded by the non-purchasing Revolving Credit Lender as contemplated by §2.8 and §12.5, and shall have such rights and remedies against such Revolving Credit Lender as are set forth in §2.8, §12.5, and §14.5.  Each Swing Loan, once so sold or converted, shall cease to be a Swing Loan for the purposes of this Agreement, but shall be a Revolving Credit Loan made by each Revolving Credit Lender under its Revolving Credit Commitment.

§2.6Interest on Loans

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(a)[Reserved].

(b)Each Base Rate Loan shall bear interest for the period commencing with the Drawdown Date thereof and ending on the date on which such Base Rate Loan is repaid or converted to a LIBOR Rate Loan at the rate per annum equal to the Base Rate.

(c)[Reserved].

(d)Each LIBOR Rate Loan shall bear interest for the period commencing with the Drawdown Date thereof and ending on the last day of each Interest Period with respect thereto at the rate per annum equal to the sum of LIBOR determined for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Margin for LIBOR Rate Loans; provided that during each Rollover Interest Period for the applicable Rollover Loan, the LIBOR Rate and Applicable Margin with respect to such Rollover Loan shall be as specified on Schedule 1.1-C hereto.

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(e)The Borrowers promise to pay interest on each Loan in arrears on each Interest Payment Date with respect thereto.

(f)Base Rate Loans and LIBOR Rate Loans may be converted to Loans of the other Type as provided in §4.1.

(g)The parties understand that the applicable interest rate for the Loans and certain fees set forth herein may be determined and/or adjusted from time to time based upon certain financial ratios and/or other information to be provided or certified to Lenders by the Borrowers (the “Borrower Information”).  If it is subsequently determined that any such Borrower Information was incorrect (for whatever reason, including without limitation because of a subsequent restatement of earnings by the Borrowers) at the time it was delivered to Agent, and if the applicable interest rate or fees calculated for any period were different than they should have been had the correct information been timely provided, then, such interest rate and such fees for such period shall be automatically recalculated using correct Borrower Information.  Agent shall promptly notify the Borrowers in writing of any additional interest and fees due because of such recalculation, and the Borrowers shall pay such additional interest or fees due to Agent, for the account of each Lender, within five (5) Business Days of receipt of such written notice.  The Borrowers shall receive a credit or refund of any overpayment promptly after such determination.  Any recalculation of interest or fees required by this provision shall survive the termination of this Agreement for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days, and this provision shall not in any way limit any of Agent’s, any Issuing Lender’s, or any Lender’s other rights under this Agreement.

§2.7Requests for Revolving Credit Loans

.  Except with respect to the initial Revolving Credit Loan on the Closing Date, the Borrowers shall give to Agent written notice executed by an Authorized Officer in the form of Exhibit D hereto (or telephonic notice confirmed in writing in the form of Exhibit D hereto) of each Revolving Credit Loan requested hereunder (a “Loan Request”) by 1:00 p.m. (Eastern time) one (1) Business Day prior to the proposed Drawdown Date with respect to Base Rate Loans and two (2) Business Days prior to the proposed Drawdown Date with respect to LIBOR Rate Loans, together with an executed Availability Certificate.  Each such notice shall specify with respect to the requested Revolving Credit Loan the proposed principal amount of such Revolving Credit Loan, the Type of Revolving Credit Loan, the initial Interest Period (if applicable) for such Revolving Credit Loan and the Drawdown Date.  Promptly upon receipt of any such notice, Agent shall notify each of the Revolving Credit Lenders thereof.  Each such Loan Request shall be irrevocable and binding on the Borrowers and shall obligate the Borrowers to accept the Revolving Credit Loan requested from the Revolving Credit Lenders on the proposed Drawdown Date.  Nothing herein shall prevent the Borrowers from seeking recourse against any Revolving Credit Lender that fails to advance its proportionate share of a requested Revolving Credit Loan as required by this Agreement.  Each Loan Request shall be (a) for a Base Rate Loan in a minimum aggregate amount of $100,000.00; or (b) for a LIBOR Rate Loan in a minimum aggregate amount of $500,000.00; provided, however, that there shall be no more than seven (7) LIBOR Rate Loans outstanding at any one time.

§2.8Funds for Loans

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(a)Not later than noon (Eastern time) on the proposed Drawdown Date of any Revolving Credit Loans, each of the Revolving Credit Lenders will make available to Agent, at Agent’s Head Office, in immediately available funds, the amount of such Lender’s Commitment Percentage of the amount of the requested Loans which may be disbursed pursuant to §2.1.  Upon receipt from each such Revolving Credit Lender of such amount, and upon receipt of the documents required by §10 and §11 and the satisfaction of the other conditions set forth therein (except, in each case, to the extent waived by Agent) to the extent applicable, Agent will make available to the Borrowers the aggregate amount of such Revolving Credit Loans made available to Agent by the Revolving Credit Lenders by crediting such amount to the account of the Borrowers maintained at Agent’s Head Office or wiring such funds in accordance with the Borrowers’ written instructions.  The failure or refusal of any Revolving Credit Lender to make available to Agent at the aforesaid time and place on any Drawdown Date the amount of its Commitment Percentage of the requested Revolving Credit Loans shall not relieve any other Revolving Credit Lender from its several obligation hereunder to make available to

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Agent the amount of such other Lender’s Commitment Percentage of any requested Revolving Credit Loans, including any additional Revolving Credit Loans that may be requested subject to the terms and conditions hereof to provide funds to replace those not advanced by the Revolving Credit Lender so failing or refusing.

(b)Unless Agent shall have been notified by any Lender prior to the applicable Drawdown Date that such Lender will not make available to Agent such Lender’s Commitment Percentage of a proposed Loan, Agent may in its discretion assume that such Lender has made such Loan available to Agent in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement and Agent may, if it chooses, in reliance upon such assumption make such Loan available to the Borrowers, and such Lender shall be liable to Agent for the amount of such advance.  If such Lender does not pay such corresponding amount upon Agent’s demand therefor, Agent will promptly notify the Borrowers, and the Borrowers shall promptly pay such corresponding amount to Agent.  Agent shall also be entitled to recover from such Lender or the Borrowers (without duplication), as the case may be, interest on such corresponding amount in respect of each day from the date such corresponding amount was made available by Agent to the Borrowers to the date such corresponding amount is recovered by Agent at a per annum rate equal to (i) from the Borrowers at the applicable rate for such Loan or (ii) from a Lender at the Federal Funds Effective Rate.

§2.9Use of Proceeds

.  The Borrowers will use the proceeds of the Revolving Credit Loans and the Letters of Credit solely to (a) pay closing costs in connection with this Agreement; (b) fund the direct or indirect acquisition of additional Multifamily Properties located within the fifty (50) States of the continental United States or the District of Columbia; (c) fund capital and construction expenditures, tenant improvements, leasing or other commissions and property and equipment acquisitions within the fifty (50) States of the continental United States or the District of Columbia; (d) repay amounts owed under the Existing Credit Agreement; and (e) for general working capital purposes (including without limitation to finance interest shortfalls, general operating expenses, including without limitation taxes, insurance and other expenses, and the payment of fees and expenses related to the Facility).

§2.10Letters of Credit

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(a)Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, at any time and from time to time from the Closing Date through the day that is thirty (30) days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, the applicable Issuing Lender shall issue such Letters of Credit as the Borrowers may request upon the delivery of a written request in the form of Exhibit E hereto (a “Letter of Credit Request”), together with an executed Availability Certificate, to such Issuing Lender, provided that (i) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (ii) upon issuance of such Letter of Credit, the aggregate Letter of Credit Liabilities shall not exceed the aggregate Letter of Credit Commitments and the Letter of Credit Liabilities of the applicable Issuing Lender shall not exceed such Issuing Lender’s Letter of Credit Commitment, which Letter of Credit Commitment shall be automatically increased on a pro rata basis with increases in the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments, (iii) in no event shall the sum of (A) the Revolving Credit Loans Outstanding, (B) (without duplication) the Swing Loans Outstanding and (C) the amount of Letter of Credit Liabilities (after giving effect to all Letters of Credit requested) exceed the Total Commitment or the Facility Available Amount, (iv) the conditions set forth in §10 and §11 shall have been satisfied (or if such condition is required to have been satisfied only as of the Closing Date, that such condition was satisfied as of the Closing Date) or waived by Agent, (v) no Revolving Credit Lender is a Defaulting Lender (provided the applicable Issuing Lender may, in its sole discretion, be entitled to waive this condition), unless the applicable Issuing Lender has entered into arrangements, including the delivery of cash collateral, satisfactory to such Issuing Lender (in its sole discretion) with the Borrowers or such Defaulting Lender to eliminate such Issuing Lender’s actual or potential Fronting Exposure with respect to the Defaulting Lender arising from either the Letter of Credit then proposed to be issued or that Letter of Credit and all other Letter of Credit Liabilities as to which such Issuing Lender has actual or potential Fronting Exposure, as it may elect in its sole discretion, and (vi) in no event shall any amount drawn under a Letter of Credit be available for reinstatement or a subsequent drawing under such Letter of Credit.  The applicable Issuing Lender may assume that the conditions in §10 and §11 have been satisfied unless it receives written notice from a Revolving Credit Lender that such conditions have not been satisfied.  Each Letter of Credit

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Request shall be executed on behalf of the Borrowers by an Authorized Officer of the Borrowers.  The Issuing Lenders shall be entitled to conclusively rely on such Person’s authority to request a Letter of Credit on behalf of the Borrowers.  The Issuing Lenders shall have no duty to verify the authenticity of any signature appearing on a Letter of Credit Request.  The Borrowers assume all risks with respect to the use of the Letters of Credit.  Unless the applicable Issuing Lender and the Required Lenders otherwise consent, the term of any Letter of Credit shall not exceed a period of time commencing on the issuance of the Letter of Credit and ending one year after the date of issuance thereof, subject to extension pursuant to an “evergreen” clause reasonably acceptable to Agent and the applicable Issuing Lender (but in any event the term shall not extend beyond thirty (30) days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date unless the Borrowers have provided to Agent cash collateral reasonably acceptable to Agent in an amount equal to the Letter of Credit Liability with respect to any Letter of Credit which extends beyond thirty (30) days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date).  The amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit shall reduce on a dollar-for-dollar basis the amount available to be drawn under the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments as a Revolving Credit Loan.

(b)Each Letter of Credit Request shall be submitted to the applicable Issuing Lender and Agent (if Agent is not the applicable Issuing Lender) at least three (3) Business Days (or such shorter period as such Issuing Lender may approve) prior to the date upon which the requested Letter of Credit is to be issued.  Each such Letter of Credit Request shall contain (i) a statement as to the purpose for which such Letter of Credit shall be used (which purpose shall be in accordance with the terms of this Agreement), and (ii) a certification by an Authorized Officer or the chief financial or chief accounting officer of Parent Guarantor that the Borrowers are and will be in compliance with all covenants under the Loan Documents after giving effect to the issuance of such Letter of Credit.  The Borrowers shall further deliver to the applicable Issuing Lender such additional applications (which application as of the date hereof is in the form of Exhibit I hereto) and documents as such Issuing Lender may reasonably require, in conformity with the then standard practices of its letter of credit department applicable to all or substantially all similarly situated borrowers, in connection with the issuance of such Letter of Credit; provided that in the event of any conflict, the terms of this Agreement shall control.

(c)The applicable Issuing Lender shall, subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement, issue the Letter of Credit on or before three (3) Business Days following receipt of the documents last due pursuant to §2.10(b).  Each Letter of Credit shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to such Issuing Lender in its reasonable discretion.

(d)Upon the issuance of a Letter of Credit, each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to have purchased a participation therein from the applicable Issuing Lender, and with respect to any Existing Letters of Credit, each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to have purchased a participation therein from the applicable Existing Issuing Lender on the Closing Date, in each case in an amount equal to its respective Commitment Percentage of the amount of such Letter of Credit.  No Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to participate in a Letter of Credit shall be affected by any other Revolving Credit Lender’s failure to perform as required herein with respect to such Letter of Credit or any other Letter of Credit.

(e)Upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit, the Borrowers shall pay to the applicable Issuing Lender (i) for its own account, a Letter of Credit fronting fee with respect to each Letter of Credit, at a rate equal to one eighth of one percent (0.125%), computed on the face amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit and (ii) for the accounts of the Revolving Credit Lenders (including such Issuing Lender) in accordance with their respective percentage shares of participation in such Letter of Credit, a Letter of Credit fee calculated at the rate per annum equal to the Applicable Margin then applicable to LIBOR Rate Loans on the amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit.  Such fees shall be payable in quarterly installments in arrears with respect to each Letter of Credit on the first (1st) day of each calendar quarter following the date of issuance and continuing on each quarter or portion thereof thereafter, as applicable, or on any earlier date on which the Revolving Credit Commitments shall terminate and on the expiration or return of any Letter of Credit (if such letter of credit is outstanding less than a full quarter, such fee shall be prorated for the period of time outstanding).  In addition, the Borrowers shall pay to the applicable Issuing Lender for its own account within ten (10) Business Days of demand of such Issuing Lender the standard issuance, documentation and service

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charges applicable to all or substantially all similarly situated borrowers for Letters of Credit issued from time to time by such Issuing Lender.

(f)In the event that any amount is drawn under a Letter of Credit by the beneficiary thereof, the Borrowers shall reimburse the applicable Issuing Lender by having such amount drawn treated as an outstanding Base Rate Loan under this Agreement (the Borrowers being deemed to have requested a Base Rate Loan on such date in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing and such amount drawn shall be treated as an outstanding Base Rate Loan under this Agreement) and Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Credit Lender by telex, telecopy, telegram, telephone (confirmed in writing) or other similar means of transmission, and each Revolving Credit Lender shall promptly and unconditionally pay to Agent, for the applicable Issuing Lender’s own account, an amount equal to such Revolving Credit Lender’s Commitment Percentage of such Letter of Credit (to the extent of the amount drawn).  The Borrowers further hereby irrevocably authorize and direct Agent to notify the Revolving Credit Lenders of the Borrowers’ intent to convert such Base Rate Loan to a LIBOR Rate Loan with an Interest Period of one (1) month on the third (3rd) Business Day following the funding by the Revolving Credit Lenders of their advance under this §2.10(f), provided that the making of such LIBOR Rate Loan shall not be a contravention of any provision of this Agreement.  If and to the extent any Revolving Credit Lender shall not make such amount available on the Business Day on which such draw is funded, such Revolving Credit Lender agrees to pay such amount to Agent forthwith on demand, together with interest thereon, for each day from the date on which such draw was funded until the date on which such amount is paid to Agent, at the Federal Funds Effective Rate until three (3) days after the date on which Agent gives notice of such draw and at the Federal Funds Effective Rate plus one percent (1.0%) for each day thereafter.  Further, such Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to have assigned any and all payments made of principal and interest on its Revolving Credit Loans, amounts due with respect to its participations in Letters of Credit and any other amounts due to it hereunder to Agent to fund the amount of any drawn Letter of Credit which such Revolving Credit Lender was required to fund pursuant to this §2.10(f) until such amount has been funded (as a result of such assignment or otherwise).  In the event of any such failure or refusal, the Revolving Credit Lenders not so failing or refusing shall be entitled to a priority secured position for such amounts as provided in §12.5.  The failure of any Revolving Credit Lender to make funds available to Agent in such amount shall not relieve any other Revolving Credit Lender of its obligation hereunder to make funds available to Agent pursuant to this §2.10(f).

(g)If after the issuance of a Letter of Credit pursuant to §2.10(c) by an Issuing Lender, but prior to the funding of any portion thereof by a Revolving Credit Lender, for any reason a drawing under a Letter of Credit cannot be refinanced as a Revolving Credit Loan, each Revolving Credit Lender will, on the date such Revolving Credit Loan pursuant to §2.10(f) was to have been made, purchase an undivided participation interest in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to its Commitment Percentage of the amount of such Letter of Credit.  Each Revolving Credit Lender will immediately transfer to such Issuing Lender in immediately available funds the amount of its participation and upon receipt thereof such Issuing Lender will deliver to such Revolving Credit Lender a Letter of Credit participation certificate dated the date of receipt of such funds and in such amount.

(h)Whenever at any time after an Issuing Lender has received from any Revolving Credit Lender any such Revolving Credit Lender’s payment of funds under a Letter of Credit and thereafter such Issuing Lender receives any payment on account thereof, then such Issuing Lender will distribute to such Revolving Credit Lender its participation interest in such amount (appropriately adjusted in the case of interest payments to reflect the period of time during which such Revolving Credit Lender’s participation interest was outstanding and funded); provided, however, that in the event that such payment received by such Issuing Lender is required to be returned, such Revolving Credit Lender will return to such Issuing Lender any portion thereof previously distributed by such Issuing Lender to it.

(i)The issuance of any supplement, modification, amendment, renewal or extension to or of any Letter of Credit shall be treated in all respects the same as the issuance of a new Letter of Credit.

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(j)The Borrowers assume all risks of the acts, omissions, or misuse of any Letter of Credit by the beneficiary thereof.  None of Agent, any Issuing Lender or any Lender will be responsible for (i) the form, validity, sufficiency, accuracy, genuineness or legal effect of any Letter of Credit or any document submitted by any party in connection with the issuance of any Letter of Credit, even if such document should in fact prove to be in any or all respects invalid, insufficient, inaccurate, fraudulent or forged; (ii) the form, validity, sufficiency, accuracy, genuineness or legal effect of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign any Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason; (iii) failure of any beneficiary of any Letter of Credit to comply fully with the conditions required in order to demand payment under a Letter of Credit; (iv) errors, omissions, interruptions or delays in transmission or delivery of any messages, by mail, cable, telegraph, telex or otherwise; (v) errors in interpretation of technical terms; (vi) any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document or draft required by or from a beneficiary in order to make a disbursement under a Letter of Credit or the proceeds thereof; (vii) for the misapplication by the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of the proceeds of any drawing under such Letter of Credit; and (viii) for any consequences arising from causes beyond the control of Agent or any Lender, none of the foregoing will affect, impair or prevent the vesting of any of the rights or powers granted to Agent, any Issuing Lender or Lenders hereunder.  In furtherance and extension and not in limitation or derogation of any of the foregoing, any act taken or omitted to be taken by Agent, any Issuing Lender or any other Lender in good faith will be binding on the Borrowers and will not put Agent, any Issuing Lender or any other Lender under any resulting liability to the Borrowers; provided nothing contained herein shall relieve any Issuing Lender, Agent or any other Lender for liability to the Borrowers arising as a result of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Issuing Lender, Agent or such Lender, as applicable, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction after the exhaustion of all applicable appeal periods.

§2.11Increase in Total Commitment

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(a)Provided that no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this §2.11, the Borrowers shall have the option at any time and from time to time before the date that is thirty (30) days prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date (or the extended Revolving Credit Maturity Date, as applicable, if the Borrowers exercise their extension option pursuant to §2.12) to request an increase in the Total Commitment to an amount not greater than Six Hundred Million Dollars ($600,000,000.00) by giving written notice to Agent (an “Increase Notice”; and the amount of such requested increase is a “Commitment Increase”); provided that any such individual Commitment Increase must be in a minimum amount of $25,000,000.00; provided further that the Borrower will have the right (to be exercised only one time during the term of the Facility) to designate a Commitment Increase as an Incremental Term Loan Facility in accordance with §2.13, in which case the provisions of §2.13 shall apply to such Commitment Increase.  The principal amount of such Incremental Term Loan Facility shall be part of, and not in addition to, the Total Commitment (with any such Incremental Term Loan Facility resulting in a corresponding reduction in the future Commitment Increases available under this §2.11).  Agent shall send a notice to all Lenders (the “Additional Commitment Request Notice”) informing them of the Borrowers’ request to increase the Total Commitment.  Each Lender who desires to provide an additional Commitment upon such terms shall provide Agent with a written commitment letter specifying the amount of the additional Commitment by which it is willing to provide prior to such deadline as may be specified in the Additional Commitment Request Notice.  If the requested increase is oversubscribed then Agent and Arrangers shall allocate the Commitment Increase among such Lenders who provide such commitment letters on such basis mutually acceptable to each of the Borrowers, Agent and Arrangers.  If the additional Commitments so provided are not sufficient to provide the full amount of the Commitment Increase requested by the Borrowers, then Agent, Arrangers or the Borrowers may, but shall not be obligated to, invite, and Agent, in consultation with Parent Borrower, will use its reasonable efforts to arrange for, one or more banks or lending institutions (which banks or lending institutions shall be reasonably acceptable to Agent, Arrangers and Parent Borrower) to become a Lender and provide an additional Commitment (each such Lender, an “Acceding Lender”).  Agent shall promptly provide all Lenders and Acceding Lenders with a notice setting forth the amount, if any, of the additional Commitment to be provided by each Lender and Acceding Lender and the revised Commitment Percentages (as well as the revised Maximum Facility Amount and the revised amount of the Letter of Credit Commitment and the Swing Loan Commitment,

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respectively) which shall be applicable after the effective date of the Commitment Increase specified therein (the “Commitment Increase Date”).  In no event shall any Lender be obligated to provide an additional Commitment.

(b)On any Commitment Increase Date the Outstanding principal balance of the applicable Loans shall be reallocated among the Lenders (including any Acceding Lenders) such that after the applicable Commitment Increase Date the Outstanding principal amount of Loans owed to each Lender shall be equal to such Lender’s Commitment Percentage (as in effect after the applicable Commitment Increase Date) of the Outstanding principal amount of all applicable Loans.  The participation interests of the Revolving Credit Lenders in Swing Loans and Letters of Credit shall be similarly adjusted as applicable.  On any Commitment Increase Date each Lender whose Commitment Percentage is increasing shall advance the funds to Agent and the funds so advanced shall be distributed among the Lenders whose Commitment Percentage is decreasing as necessary to accomplish the required reallocation of the Outstanding Loans.  The funds so advanced shall be Base Rate Loans until converted to LIBOR Rate Loans which are allocated among all Lenders based on their applicable Commitment Percentages, after giving effect to any Commitment Increase, as reasonably determined by Agent.

(c)Upon the effective date of each increase in the Total Commitment pursuant to this §2.11, each Acceding Lender shall become a Lender party to this Agreement as of such date and shall execute an accession agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Parent Borrower and Agent (each, an “Accession Agreement”) Agent may unilaterally revise Schedule 1.1-A hereto and the Borrowers shall, if requested by such Lender, execute and deliver to Agent new Notes for each Lender whose Commitment has changed so that the principal amount of such Lender’s applicable Notes shall equal its Commitment.  Agent shall deliver such replacement Notes (or new Notes, in the case of Acceding Lenders) to the respective Lenders in exchange for the Notes replaced thereby (if applicable) which shall be surrendered by such Lenders.  Such new Notes shall (if applicable) provide that they are replacements for the surrendered Notes and (if applicable) that they do not constitute a novation, shall be dated as of the Commitment Increase Date and shall otherwise be in substantially the form of Exhibit A hereto.

(d)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, any obligation of Agent and Lenders to increase the Total Commitment pursuant to this §2.11 shall be conditioned upon satisfaction or waiver of the following conditions precedent which must be satisfied or waived prior to the effectiveness of any increase of the Total Commitment:

(i)Payment of Fees.  The Borrowers shall pay to Agent those fees described in and contemplated by any applicable Agreement Regarding Fees with respect to the applicable Commitment Increase; and

(ii)No Default.  On the date any Increase Notice is given and on the date such increase becomes effective, both immediately before and after the Total Commitment is increased, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing; and

(iii)Representations True.  The representations and warranties made by the Borrowers and Guarantors, respectively, in the Loan Documents or otherwise made by or on behalf of the Borrowers and Guarantors, respectively, in connection therewith shall also be true and correct in all material respects on the date of such Increase Notice and on the date the Total Commitment is increased, both immediately before and after the Total Commitment is increased (it being understood and agreed that any representation or warranty which by its terms is made as of a specified date shall be required to be true and correct only as of such specified date); and

(iv)Additional Documents and Expenses.  The Borrowers and Guarantors shall execute and deliver to Agent and Lenders such additional documents and opinions as Agent may reasonably require, including, without limitation, a Compliance Certificate, demonstrating compliance with all covenants set forth in the Loan Documents after giving effect to the increase, a certificate signed on behalf of Parent

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Borrower by an Authorized Officer confirming the statements in clauses (ii) and (iii) of this §2.11(d), and the Borrowers shall pay the cost of any reasonable and documented fees, taxes or expenses which are reasonably requested in connection with such increase.

§2.12Extension of Revolving Credit Maturity Date

.  The Borrowers shall have the right and option to extend the Revolving Credit Maturity Date to November 9, 2023, and then to May 9, 2024, in each case upon satisfaction or waiver (with any such waiver requiring the approval of all Lenders) of the following conditions precedent, which must be satisfied (or so waived) prior to the effectiveness of any extension of the Revolving Credit Maturity Date:

(a)Extension Request.  The Borrowers shall deliver written notice of such request (the “Extension Request”) to Agent not earlier than the date which is one hundred twenty (120) days and not later than the date which is sixty (60) days prior to the then applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date (as determined without regard to such extension).  Any such Extension Request shall be irrevocable and binding on the Borrowers unless otherwise agreed to by Agent in its reasonable discretion.

(b)Payment of Extension Fee.  The Borrowers shall pay to Agent for the pro rata accounts of the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with their respective Revolving Credit Commitments an extension fee in an amount equal to six and one-quarter (6.25) basis points on the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments of the Revolving Credit Lenders in effect on the then applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date, after taking into consideration any reduction in the Revolving Credit Commitments as of such date (as determined without regard to such extension), which fee shall, when paid, be fully earned and non-refundable.

(c)No Default.  On the date the Extension Request is given and on the then applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date (as determined without regard to such extension) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, and the Borrowers shall deliver to Agent a certificate signed on behalf of Parent Borrower by an Authorized Officer stating the same.

(d)Prior Extension.  For the extension to May 9, 2024, the extension to November 9, 2023 shall have been previously effected.

(e)Representations and Warranties.  The representations and warranties made by the Borrowers and Guarantors, respectively, in the Loan Documents or otherwise made by or on behalf of the Borrowers and Guarantors, respectively, in connection therewith shall be true and correct in all material respects on the date the Extension Request is given and on the then applicable Revolving Credit Maturity Date (as determined without regard to such extension), it being understood and agreed that any representation or warranty which by its terms is made as of a specified date shall be required to be true and correct only as of such specified date, and the Borrowers shall deliver to Agent a certificate signed on behalf of Parent Borrower by an Authorized Officer stating the same.

§2.13Incremental Term Loan Facility

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(a)In accordance with §2.11, the Borrowers may, at any time (but no more than once during the term of the Facility), by written notice to Agent, request that a portion of the available Commitment Increases permitted under §2.11 be designated as a single incremental term loan (an “Incremental Term Loan Facility”) to be made available by the existing Lenders and/or Additional Incremental Term Loan Lenders, and to be effective as of the date specified in such notice (the “Incremental Term Loan Date”) as specified in the related notice to Agent; provided, however, that (i) in no event shall the amount of the Incremental Term Loan Facility be less than $25,000,000.00 or, when combined with any and all prior Commitment Increases, result in the Total Commitment exceeding Six Hundred Million Dollars ($600,000,000.00), (ii) the maturity date of the Incremental Term Loan Facility shall be the date occurring five (5) years following the Incremental Term Loan Date, or such earlier date on which the Loans shall become due and payable pursuant to the terms hereof by virtue of the occurrence of an Event of Default (the “Incremental Term Loan Maturity Date”) and (iii) the

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Incremental Term Loan Facility shall otherwise be on terms identical to the Facility.  In no event shall any Lender be required to participate in the Incremental Term Loan Facility.

(b)The notice from the Borrowers pursuant to this §2.13 shall set forth the requested amount and proposed terms of the Incremental Term Loan Facility.  The Incremental Term Loan Facility may be made by any existing Lender (it being understood that no existing Lender shall have any obligation to commit to fund any portion of the Incremental Term Loan Facility unless it shall otherwise agree nor shall the Borrowers be obligated to offer any such Lender the opportunity to fund any portion of the Incremental Term Loan Facility) or by any other banks or lending institutions that are reasonably acceptable to Agent, Arrangers and Parent Borrower (any such other Person being called an “Additional Incremental Term Loan Lender”).

(c)Commitments in respect of the Incremental Term Loan Facility shall become Commitments under this Agreement pursuant to an amendment (the “Incremental Term Loan Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Loan Parties, each Incremental Term Loan Lender and Agent.  The Incremental Term Loan Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of Agent and the Borrowers, to effect the provisions of this §2.13.  Subject to the provisions of this §2.13 and notwithstanding the provisions of §27, no approval from the Required Lenders or all Lenders will be required in connection with the implementation of the Incremental Term Loan Facility and Agent and the Incremental Term Loan Lenders providing the Incremental Term Loan Facility shall be permitted to enter into such amendments to the Loan Documents as are necessary to give effect to the Incremental Term Loan Facility.

(d)[Reserved.]

(e)[Reserved.]

§2.14Reallocation of Lender Commitment Percentages; No Novation

.  On the Closing Date, the Revolving Credit Loans (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) made under the Existing Credit Agreement shall be deemed to have been made under this Agreement, without the execution by the Borrowers or Lenders of any other documentation, and all such Loans currently outstanding shall be deemed to have been simultaneously reallocated among Lenders as follows:

(a)On the Closing Date, each Lender that will have a greater Commitment Percentage upon the Closing Date than its Commitment Percentage (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) immediately prior to the Closing Date (each, a “Purchasing Lender”), without executing an Assignment and Acceptance Agreement, shall be deemed to have purchased assignments pro rata from each Lender that will have a smaller Commitment Percentage upon the Closing Date than its Commitment Percentage (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) immediately prior to the Closing Date (each, a “Selling Lender”) in all such Selling Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as a Lender (collectively, the “Assigned Rights and Obligations”) so that, after giving effect to such assignments, each Lender shall have its respective Commitment as set forth in Schedule 1.1-A hereto and a corresponding Pro Rata Share of all Loans then outstanding under the Facility.  Each such purchase hereunder shall be at par for a purchase price equal to the principal amount of the loans and without recourse, representation or warranty, except that each Selling Lender shall be deemed to represent and warrant to each Purchasing Lender that the Assigned Rights and Obligations of such Selling Lender are not subject to any Liens created by that Selling Lender.  For the avoidance of doubt, in no event shall the aggregate amount of each Lender’s Loans outstanding at any time exceed its Commitment as set forth in Schedule 1.1-A hereto.

(b)Each Lender that would incur any loss, cost or expense as a result of the reallocations set forth in §2.14(a) above in respect of LIBOR Rate Loans to the extent such reallocations take place on a day

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other than the last day of the Interest Period for such LIBOR Rate Loans hereby waives reimbursement from the Loan Parties for any such loss, cost or expense.

(c)Agent shall calculate the net amount to be paid or received by each Lender in connection with the assignments effected hereunder on the Closing Date.  Each Lender required to make a payment pursuant to this Section shall make the net amount of its required payment available to Agent, in same day funds, at the office of Agent not later than 12:00 P.M. (New York time) on the Closing Date.  Agent shall distribute on the Closing Date the proceeds of such amounts to Lenders entitled to receive payments pursuant to this Section, pro rata in proportion to the amount each such Lender is entitled to receive at the primary address set forth in Schedule 19 hereto or at such other address as such Lender may request in writing to Agent.

(d)Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as a discharge, extinguishment or novation of the Obligations of the Loan Parties outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement or any instruments securing the same, which Obligations shall remain outstanding under this Agreement after the date hereof as “Loans” except as expressly modified hereby or by instruments executed concurrently with this Agreement.

§3REPAYMENT OF THE LOANS.

§3.1Stated Maturity

.  The Borrowers promise to pay (a) on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and there shall become absolutely due and payable on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date all of the Revolving Credit Loans, Swing Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities outstanding on such date (other than Letters of Credit whose expiration date is beyond the Revolving Credit Maturity Date as set forth in §2.10(a)) and (b) on the Incremental Term Loan Maturity Date, the Incremental Term Loan, if any, outstanding on such date, in each case together with any and all accrued and unpaid interest thereon.

§3.2Mandatory Prepayments

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(a)The Borrowers shall, if applicable, within five (5) Business Days after the earlier of the date on which (i) a Responsible Officer of Parent Borrower has knowledge of any non-compliance with the requirements described in the following clauses (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) or (G) or (ii) written notice of any such non-compliance shall have been given to the Borrowers by Agent, prepay an aggregate principal amount of the Loans or any other Indebtedness in an amount sufficient to cause (A) the Exposure not to exceed the Maximum Facility Amount on such Business Day, (B) [reserved], (C) the Letter of Credit Liabilities not to exceed the Letter of Credit Commitments as of such Business Day, (D) [reserved], (E) the Consolidated Leverage Ratio not to exceed the applicable maximum Consolidated Leverage Ratio set forth in §9.1 on such Business Day, (F) the Unsecured Leverage Ratio not to exceed the applicable maximum Unsecured Leverage Ratio set forth in §9.9 on such Business Day and (G) the Unencumbered Assets Debt Service Coverage Ratio not to be less than the minimum Unencumbered Assets Debt Service Coverage Ratio set forth in §9.10 on such Business Day.

(b)Prepayments of the Facility made pursuant to §3.2(a) shall first be applied to the Loans on a pro rata basis based on the Outstanding principal amount thereof as of the date of the applicable prepayment (except that the amount of any Swing Loans shall be paid solely to the Swing Loan Lenders); provided, however, that such prepayments shall, at the option of the Borrowers, first be applied to the Loans and any Obligations under Letters of Credit to cure any non-compliance relating thereto.  Any prepayment amounts remaining thereafter shall be deposited into the LC Cash Collateral Account, in an amount up to the LC Exposure as security for the Obligations.  Upon the drawing of any Letter of Credit for which funds are on deposit in the LC Cash Collateral Account, such funds shall be applied to reimburse the applicable Issuing Lender or Lenders, as applicable.  All prepayments under this §3.2 shall be made together with accrued interest to the date of such prepayment on the principal amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts payable pursuant to §4.8.

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(c)To the extent the funds on deposit in the LC Cash Collateral Account shall at any time exceed the total amount required to be deposited therein pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, Agent shall, promptly upon request by Parent Borrower and provided that no Default or Event of Default shall then have occurred or be continuing or would result therefrom, return such excess amount to the Borrowers.

§3.3Optional Prepayments

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(a)The Borrowers shall have the right, at their election, to prepay the Outstanding amount of the Loans and Swing Loans, as a whole or in part, at any time without penalty or premium; provided, that if any prepayment of the Outstanding amount of any LIBOR Rate Loans pursuant to this §3.3 is made on a date that is not the last day of the Interest Period relating thereto, such prepayment shall be accompanied by the payment of any amounts due pursuant to §4.8.

(b)The Borrowers shall give Agent, no later than 1:00 p.m. (Eastern time) at least three (3) days’ prior written notice of any prepayment pursuant to this §3.3, in each case specifying the proposed date of prepayment of the Loans and the principal amount to be prepaid (provided that (i) any such notice may be revoked or modified upon one (1) day’s prior notice to Agent) and/or (ii) any such notice or repayment may be conditioned upon the consummation of a transaction.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no prior notice shall be required for the prepayment of any Swing Loan.

§3.4Partial Prepayments

.  Each partial prepayment of the Loans under §3.3 shall be in a minimum amount of $100,000.00, shall be accompanied by the payment of accrued interest on the principal prepaid to the date of payment.  Each partial payment under §3.2 and §3.3 shall be applied first to the principal of any Outstanding Swing Loans (pro rata to each Swing Loan Lender based upon the ratio of such Swing Loan Lender’s Swing Loan Commitment to the total Swing Loan Commitments of all of the Swing Loan Lenders), and then, in the absence of instruction by the Borrowers, to the principal of the Revolving Credit Loans (and with respect to each Type of Loan, first to the principal of Base Rate Loans, and then to the principal of LIBOR Rate Loans).

§3.5Effect of Prepayments

.  Amounts of the Revolving Credit Loans prepaid under §3.2 and §3.3 prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date may be reborrowed as provided in §2.

§3.6Sharing of Payments, Etc.

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Subject to the provisions of §12.5, if any Lender shall obtain at any time any payment (whether voluntary, involuntary, through the exercise of any right of set off, or otherwise, other than as a result of an assignment pursuant to §18) (i) on account of Obligations due and payable to such Lender under the Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (x) the amount of such Obligations due and payable to such Lender at such time to (y) the aggregate amount of the Obligations due and payable to all Lenders under the Loan Documents at such time) of payments on account of the Obligations due and payable to all Lenders under the Loan Documents at such time obtained by all Lenders at such time or (ii) on account of Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to such Lender under the Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (x) the amount of such Obligations owing to such Lender at such time to (y) the aggregate amount of the Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders under the Loan Documents at such time) of payments on account of the Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders under the Loan Documents at such time obtained by all of the Lenders at such time, such Lender shall forthwith purchase from the other Lenders such interests or participating interests in the Obligations due and payable or owing to them, as the case may be, as shall be necessary to cause such purchasing Lender to share the excess payment ratably with each of them; provided, however, that if all or any portion of such excess payment is thereafter recovered from such purchasing Lender, such purchase from each other Lender shall be rescinded and such other Lender shall repay to the purchasing Lender the purchase price to the extent of such Lender’s ratable share (according to the proportion of (x) the purchase price paid to such Lender to (y) the aggregate purchase price paid to all Lenders) of such recovery together with an amount equal to such Lender’s

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ratable share (according to the proportion of (x) the amount of such other Lender’s required repayment to (y) the total amount so recovered from the purchasing Lender) of any interest or other amount paid or payable by the purchasing Lender in respect of the total amount so recovered.  The Borrowers agree that any Lender so purchasing an interest or participating interest from another Lender pursuant to this §3.6(b) may, to the fullest extent permitted by law, exercise all its rights of payment (including the right of set-off) with respect to such interest or participating interest, as the case may be, as fully as if such Lender` were the direct creditor of the Borrowers in the amount of such interest or participating interest, as the case may be.

§4CERTAIN GENERAL PROVISIONS.

§4.1Conversion Options

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(a)The Borrowers may elect from time to time to convert any of the Outstanding Loans to a Loan of another Type and such Loans shall thereafter bear interest as a Base Rate Loan or a LIBOR Rate Loan, as applicable; provided that (i) with respect to any such conversion of a LIBOR Rate Loan to a Base Rate Loan, the Borrowers shall give Agent at least one (1) Business Day’s prior written notice of such election, and such conversion shall only be made on the last day of the Interest Period with respect to such LIBOR Rate Loan unless the Borrowers pay Breakage Costs as required under this Agreement; (ii) with respect to any such conversion of a Base Rate Loan to a LIBOR Rate Loan, the Borrowers shall give Agent at least three (3) LIBOR Business Days’ prior written notice of such election and the Interest Period requested for such Loan, the principal amount of the Loan so converted shall be in a minimum aggregate amount of $100,000.00 and, after giving effect to the making of such Loan, there shall be no more than seven (7) LIBOR Rate Loans Outstanding at any one time; and (iii) no Loan may be converted into a LIBOR Rate Loan when any Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.  All or any part of the Outstanding Loans of any Type may be converted as provided herein, provided that no partial conversion shall result in a Base Rate Loan in a principal amount of less than $100,000.00 or a LIBOR Rate Loan in a principal amount of less than $100,000.00.  On the date on which such conversion is being made, each Lender shall take such action as is necessary to transfer its Commitment Percentage of such Loans to its Domestic Lending Office or its LIBOR Lending Office, as the case may be.  Each Conversion/Continuation Request relating to the conversion of a Base Rate Loan to a LIBOR Rate Loan shall be irrevocable by the Borrowers.

(b)Any LIBOR Rate Loan may be continued as such Type upon the expiration of an Interest Period with respect thereto by compliance by the Borrowers with the terms of this §4.1; provided that no LIBOR Rate Loan may be continued as such when any Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, but shall be automatically converted to a Base Rate Loan on the last day of the Interest Period relating thereto ending during the continuance of any Default or Event of Default.

(c)In the event that the Borrowers do not notify Agent of their election hereunder with respect to any LIBOR Rate Loan, such Loan shall be automatically continued at the end of the applicable Interest Period as a LIBOR Rate Loan for an Interest Period of one (1) month unless such Interest Period shall be greater than the time remaining until the applicable Maturity Date, in which case such Loan shall be automatically converted to a Base Rate Loan at the end of the applicable Interest Period.

§4.2Fees

.  In addition to all fees specified herein, the Borrowers agree to pay to KeyBank and Arrangers for their own account certain fees for services rendered or to be rendered in connection with the Loans as provided pursuant to the Agreement Regarding Fees.

§4.3[Reserved]

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§4.4Funds for Payments

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(a)All payments of principal, interest, facility fees, closing fees and any other amounts due hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents shall be made to Agent, for the respective accounts of

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Lenders and Agent, as the case may be, at Agent’s Head Office, not later than 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on the day when due (or such later time as is acceptable to Agent in the event of a payment in full of all Loans and a termination of Commitments hereunder), in each case in lawful money of the United States in immediately available funds.  Subject to the foregoing, all payments made to Agent on behalf of Lenders, and actually received by Agent, shall be deemed received by Lenders on the date actually received by Agent.

(b)All payments by the Borrowers hereunder and under any of the other Loan Documents shall be made without setoff or counterclaim and free and clear of and without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, excluding any income or gross receipts Taxes, franchise or similar Taxes and any Taxes imposed by a jurisdiction (i) as a result of Agent or Lender being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) as a result of any present or former connection between Agent or a Lender and such jurisdiction other than any connection arising solely from executing, delivering, becoming a party to, performing its obligations under, receiving any payments under, engaging in any other transaction pursuant to, or enforcing any Loan Document, or selling, pledging, assigning or granting a security interest in, any Loan Document (such Taxes, other than those so excluded as specifically set forth in this sentence and elsewhere in this §4.4(b), referred to as “Non-Excluded Taxes”), unless the Borrowers are required by law to make such deduction or withholding.  If any such obligation is imposed upon the Borrowers with respect to any amount payable by the Borrowers hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents, the Borrowers will pay to Agent, for the account of Lenders (including the Swing Loan Lenders) or (as the case may be) Agent, on the date on which such amount is due and payable hereunder or under such other Loan Document, such additional amount in Dollars as shall be necessary to enable Lenders or Agent to receive, after such deduction or withholding has been made, the same net amount which Lenders or Agent would have received on such due date had no such obligation been imposed upon the Borrowers; provided, however, that the Borrowers shall not be required to increase any such amounts payable to any Lender with respect to any Non-Excluded Taxes (i) that are attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the requirements of §4.4(c); (ii) that are branch profits taxes imposed by the United States or any similar taxes imposed by any other jurisdiction under the laws of which a Lender is organized or in which its applicable lending office is located; (iii) in the case of a Non-U.S. Lender and notwithstanding any consent given pursuant to §18.1, that are imposed on amounts payable to such Lender pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which such Lender becomes a party to this Agreement (or designates a new lending office), except to the extent that such Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, at the time of designation of a new lending office (or assignment) to receive additional amounts from the Borrowers with respect to such Non-Excluded Taxes pursuant to this §4.4(b); or (iv) that are U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.  The Borrowers shall indemnify each of Agent and Lenders, as applicable, within 10 days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Non-Excluded Taxes (including Non-Excluded Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this §4) payable or paid by Agent or Lenders or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to Agent or Lenders and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Non-Excluded 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 Borrowers by a Lender (with a copy to Agent), or by Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  The Borrowers will deliver promptly to Agent certificates or other valid vouchers for all Taxes or other charges deducted from or paid with respect to payments made by the Borrowers hereunder or under any other Loan Document.  In the event a Lender receives a refund or credit of any Non-Excluded Taxes paid by the Borrowers pursuant to this section, such Lender will pay to the Borrowers the amount of such refund or credit (and any interest received with respect thereto) promptly upon receipt thereof; provided that if at any time thereafter such Lender is required to return such refund or credit, the Borrowers shall promptly repay to such Lender the amount of such refund or credit, net of any reasonable incremental additional costs.

(c)If a Lender is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document, such Lender shall deliver to the Borrowers, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrowers, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrowers as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate

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of withholding.  In addition, if reasonably requested by the Borrowers such Lender shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrowers as will enable the Borrowers to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.  Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, each Lender that is not a United States Person (as such term is defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code) for U.S. federal income tax purposes (a “Non-U.S. Lender”), to the extent such Lender is lawfully able to do so, shall provide the Borrowers on or prior to the Closing Date (in the case of each Lender listed on the signature pages hereof on the Closing Date) or on or prior to the date of the Assignment and Acceptance Agreement or Accession Agreement pursuant to which it becomes a Lender (in the case of each other Lender), and at such other times as may be necessary in the determination of the Borrowers, with (x) two (2) original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN, W-8BEN-E, W-8ECI and/or W-8IMY (or, in each case, any successor forms), properly completed and duly executed by such Lender, and any other such duly executed form(s) or statement(s) (including whether such Lender has complied with the FATCA) which may, from time to time, be prescribed by law and, which, pursuant to applicable provisions of  (i) an income tax treaty between the United States and the country of residence of such Lender, (ii) the Code, or (iii) any applicable rules or regulations in effect under (i) or (ii) above, establish that such Lender is not subject to deduction or withholding of United States federal income tax with respect to any payments to such Lender of principal, interest, fees or other amounts payable under any of the Loan Documents, or (y) if such Lender is not a “bank” or other Person described in Section 881(c)(3) of the Code, a certificate regarding non-bank status together with two (2) original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E (or any successor form), properly completed and duly executed by such Lender, and such other documentation required under the Code and requested by the Borrowers to establish that such Lender is not subject to deduction or withholding of United States federal income tax with respect to any payments to such Lender of interest payable under any of the Loan Documents.  Each Lender that is a United States Person (as such term is defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code) for United States federal income tax purposes (a “U.S. Lender”) shall provide the Borrowers on or prior to the Closing Date (or, if later, on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a party to this Agreement) two (2) original copies of Internal Revenue Service From W-9 (or any successor form), properly completed and duly executed by such Lender, certifying that such U.S. Lender is entitled to an exemption from United States backup withholding tax, or otherwise prove that it is entitled to such an exemption.  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 Borrowers at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrowers 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 Borrowers as may be necessary for the Borrowers 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 (for purposes of this sentence, “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement).  Each Lender required to deliver any forms, certificates or other evidence with respect to United States federal income tax withholding matters pursuant to this section hereby agrees, from time to time after the initial delivery by such Lender of such forms, certificates or other evidence, whenever a lapse in time or change in circumstances renders such forms, certificates or other evidence obsolete or inaccurate in any material respect, that such Lender shall promptly provide the Borrowers two (2) new original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-9, W-8BEN, W-8BEN-E, W-8ECI and/or W-8IMY (or, in each case, any successor form), a Certificate Regarding Non-Bank Status and two (2) original copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E (or any successor form), or any documentation required under applicable reporting requirements of FATCA, as the case may be, properly completed and duly executed by such Lender, and such other documentation required under the Code and requested by the Borrowers to confirm or establish that such Lender is not subject to deduction or withholding of United States federal income tax with respect to payments to such Lender under the Loan Documents, or notify the Borrowers of its inability to deliver any such forms, certificates or other evidence.

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Section 1.1273-2(f), Agent shall assist Parent Borrower as reasonably requested in connection with making such determination (including by using commercially reasonable efforts to obtain quotes and sales prices for the Commitments, Loans and/or other obligations), and Agent shall promptly make any such determination by Parent Borrower available to Lenders in accordance with Treasury Regulation Section 1.1273-2(f)(9).

(e)The obligations of the Borrowers to Lenders under this Agreement (and of the Revolving Credit Lenders to make payments to the Issuing Lenders with respect to Letters of Credit and to the Swing Loan Lenders with respect to Swing Loans) shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be paid and performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, under all circumstances whatsoever, including, without limitation, the following circumstances:  (i) any lack of validity or enforceability of this Agreement, any Letter of Credit, or any of the other Loan Documents; (ii) any improper use which may be made of any Letter of Credit or any improper acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee of any Letter of Credit in connection therewith; (iii) the existence of any claim, set-off, defense or any right which the Borrowers or any of their Subsidiaries or Affiliates may have at any time against any beneficiary or any transferee of any Letter of Credit (or persons or entities for whom any such beneficiary or any such transferee may be acting) or Lenders (other than the defense of payment to Lenders in accordance with the terms of this Agreement) or any other Person, whether in connection with any Letter of Credit, this Agreement, any other Loan Document, or any unrelated transaction; (iv) any draft, demand, certificate, statement or any other documents presented under any Letter of Credit proving to be insufficient, forged, fraudulent or invalid in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect whatsoever; (v) any breach of any agreement between the Borrowers or any of their Subsidiaries or Affiliates and any beneficiary or transferee of any Letter of Credit; (vi) any irregularity in the transaction with respect to which any Letter of Credit is issued, including any fraud by the beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit; (vii) payment by an Issuing Lender under any Letter of Credit against presentation of a sight draft, demand, certificate or other document which does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit, provided that such payment shall not have constituted gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of such Issuing Lender as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction after the exhaustion of all applicable appeal periods; (viii) any non-application or misapplication by the beneficiary of a Letter of Credit of the proceeds of such Letter of Credit; (ix) the legality, validity, form, regularity or enforceability of the Letter of Credit; (x) the failure of any payment by an Issuing Lender to conform to the terms of a Letter of Credit (if, in such Issuing Lender’s good faith judgment, such payment is determined to be appropriate); (xi) the surrender or impairment of any security for the performance or observance of any of the terms of any of the Loan Documents; (xii) the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default; and (xiii) any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, provided that nothing contained herein shall relieve any Issuing Lender, Agent or any Lender for liability to the Borrowers arising as a result of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of such Issuing Lender, Agent, any Lender or any Swing Loan Lender, as applicable, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction after the exhaustion of all applicable appeal periods.

§4.5Computations

.  All computations of interest on the Loans and of other fees to the extent applicable shall be based on a 360-day year and paid for the actual number of days elapsed.  Except as otherwise provided in the definition of the term “Interest Period” with respect to LIBOR Rate Loans, whenever a payment hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents becomes due on a day that is not a Business Day, the due date for such payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day, and interest shall accrue during such extension.  The Outstanding Loans and Letter of Credit Liabilities as reflected on the records of Agent from time to time shall be considered prima facie evidence of such amount.

§4.6Suspension of LIBOR Rate Loans

.  (a) In the event that, prior to the commencement of any Interest Period relating to any LIBOR Rate Loan, (i) Agent shall determine that adequate and reasonable methods do not exist for ascertaining LIBOR for such Interest Period, or (ii) Agent shall reasonably determine that LIBOR will not accurately and fairly reflect the cost of Lenders making or maintaining LIBOR Rate Loans for such Interest Period, Agent shall forthwith give notice of such determination (which shall be conclusive and binding on the Borrowers and Lenders absent manifest error) to the Borrowers and Lenders.  In such event (x) any Loan Request with respect to a LIBOR Rate Loan shall be automatically withdrawn and shall be deemed a request for

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a Base Rate Loan and (y) each LIBOR Rate Loan will automatically, on the last day of the then current Interest Period applicable thereto, become a Base Rate Loan, and the obligations of Lenders to make LIBOR Rate Loans shall be suspended until Agent determines that the circumstances giving rise to such suspension no longer exist, whereupon Agent shall so notify the Borrowers and Lenders promptly after such determination.

(b)Notwithstanding clause (a) of this §4.6 or any other provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, if Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) or the Borrowers or Required Lenders notify Agent (with, in the case of the Required Lenders, a copy to the Borrowers) that the Borrowers or Required Lenders (as applicable) have determined, that (i) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the LIBOR Screen Rate for any requested Interest Period, including because the LIBOR Screen Rate is not available or published on a current basis and such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary, (ii) the administrator of the LIBOR Screen Rate or a Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over Agent has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which the ICE Benchmark Administration Limited LIBOR Rate (“ICE LIBOR”) or  the LIBOR Screen Rate shall no longer be made available, or be used for determining interest rates for loans, or (iii) syndicated loans currently being executed, or that include language similar to that contained in this §4.6(b), are being executed or amended (as applicable) to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace ICE LIBOR, then reasonably promptly after such determination by Agent or receipt by Agent of such notice, as applicable, Agent and the Borrowers shall negotiate in good faith and endeavor to establish an alternate rate of interest to the LIBOR Screen Rate (including any mathematical or other adjustments to the benchmark (if any) incorporated therein) that gives due consideration to the then prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest for similar syndicated loans denominated in Dollars at such time, and shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in §27, enter into an amendment to this Agreement to reflect such alternate rate of interest, any proposed Successor Rate Conforming Changes, any necessary adjustment to the Applicable Margin (which adjustment shall be equal to the difference (calculated as of a date specified in such amendment) between (i) such alternate rate of interest plus the Applicable Margin and (ii) LIBOR in effect for the Interest Period for which LIBOR was last applicable plus the Applicable Margin)) and such other related changes to this Agreement as Agent and the Borrowers may determine to be appropriate.  Such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any party to this Agreement other than Agent and the Borrowers so long as Agent shall not have received, within five Business Days after the date that a copy of such amendment is provided to the Lenders, a written notice from the Required Lenders stating that such Required Lenders object to such amendment.  Until an alternate rate of interest shall be determined in accordance with this clause (b) (but, in the case of the circumstances described in clause (ii) of the first sentence of this clause (b), only to the extent the LIBOR Screen Rate is not available or published at such time on a current basis), (1) the interest rate applicable to all outstanding LIBOR Rate Loans shall be deemed to be determined with reference to the Federal Funds Effective Rate in accordance with clause (a)(ii) of the definition of Base Rate (the “Deemed FFE Rate”) plus the Applicable Margin for Base Rate Loans, (2) such Applicable Margin shall be adjusted by an amount equal to the difference (calculated as of the last date on which LIBOR was in effect for the Interest Period for which LIBOR was last applicable) between (A) the Deemed FFE Rate plus the Applicable Margin and (B) LIBOR in effect for the Interest Period for which LIBOR was last applicable plus the Applicable Margin, and (3) the parties will continue to negotiate in good faith and will not unreasonably delay entry into the amendment described above.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any alternate rate of interest established pursuant to this clause (b) shall be less than zero percent per annum, such rate shall be deemed to be zero percent per annum for purposes of this Agreement.

§4.7Illegality

.  Notwithstanding any other provisions herein, if any Change in Law shall make it unlawful, or any central bank or other governmental authority having or claiming jurisdiction over a Lender or its LIBOR Lending Office shall assert that it is unlawful, for any Lender to make or maintain LIBOR Rate Loans, such Lender shall forthwith give notice of such circumstances to Agent and the Borrowers and thereupon (a) the commitment of Lenders to make LIBOR Rate Loans shall forthwith be suspended and (b) the LIBOR Rate Loans then outstanding shall be converted automatically to Base Rate Loans on the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such LIBOR Rate Loans or within such earlier period as may be required by law.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, before giving such notice, the applicable Lender shall designate a different lending office if such designation will void the need for giving such notice and will not, in the reasonable judgment of such Lender,

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be otherwise materially disadvantageous to such Lender or increase any costs payable by the Borrowers hereunder.

§4.8Additional Interest

.  If any LIBOR Rate Loan or any portion thereof is repaid or is converted to a Base Rate Loan for any reason on a date which is prior to the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such LIBOR Rate Loan, or if repayment of the Loans has been accelerated as provided in §12.1, or if there is any termination of Commitments pursuant to §2.4 or reallocation of Commitments pursuant to §2.11, the Borrowers will pay to Agent upon demand for the account of the applicable Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages (or to the Swing Loan Lenders with respect to a Swing Loan (pro rata based upon the ratio of each Swing Loan Lender’s Swing Loan Commitment to the total Swing Loan Commitments of all of the Swing Loan Lenders)), in addition to any amounts of interest otherwise payable hereunder, the Breakage Costs.  The Borrowers understand, agree and acknowledge the following:  (i) no Lender has any obligation to purchase, sell and/or match funds in connection with the use of LIBOR as a basis for calculating the rate of interest on a LIBOR Rate Loan; (ii) LIBOR is used merely as a reference in determining such rate; and (iii) the Borrowers have accepted LIBOR as a reasonable and fair basis for calculating such rate and any Breakage Costs.  The Borrowers further agree to pay the Breakage Costs, if any, whether or not a Lender elects to purchase, sell and/or match funds.

§4.9Additional Costs, Etc.

  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if any Change in Law shall:

(a)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 reflected in determining LIBOR) or any Issuing Lender;

(b)subject Agent, any Issuing Lender, or any Lender to any Tax (other than Taxes addressed by §4.4(b)) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or

(c)impose on any Lender or any Issuing Lender or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein; or

(d)impose on any Lender or Agent any other conditions or requirements with respect to this Agreement, the other Loan Documents, the Loans, such Lender’s Commitment, a Letter of Credit or any class of loans or commitments of which any of the Loans or such Lender’s Commitment forms a part; and the result of any of the foregoing is:

(i)to increase the cost to any Lender or any Issuing Lender of making, funding, issuing, renewing, extending or maintaining any of the Loans, the Letters of Credit or such Lender’s Commitment, or

(ii)to reduce the amount of principal, interest or other amount payable to any Lender, any Issuing Lender, or Agent hereunder on account of such Lender’s Commitment or any of the Loans or the Letters of Credit, or

(iii)to require any Lender, any Issuing Lender, or Agent to make any payment or to forego any interest or other sum payable hereunder, the amount of which payment or foregone interest or other sum is calculated by reference to the gross amount of any sum receivable or deemed received by such Lender, such Issuing Lender, or Agent from the Borrowers hereunder,

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then, and in each such case, the Borrowers will (and as to clauses (a) and (b) above, subject to the provisions of §4.4), within thirty (30) days of demand made by such Lender or (as the case may be) Agent at any time and from time to time and as often as the occasion therefor may arise, pay to such Lender or Agent such additional amounts as such Lender, such Issuing Lender, or Agent shall reasonably determine in good faith to be sufficient to compensate such Lender, such Issuing Lender, or Agent for such additional cost, reduction, payment or foregone interest or other sum.  For the avoidance of doubt, the provisions of this §4.9 shall not apply with respect to Taxes, which shall be governed by §4.4(b) and §4.4(c).

§4.10Capital Adequacy

.  If after the date hereof any Lender (or any Issuing Lender) determines that (a) as a result of a Change in Law, or (b) compliance by such Lender (or Issuing Lender) or its parent bank holding company with any directive of any such entity regarding liquidity or capital adequacy, has the effect of reducing the return on such Lender’s (or Issuing Lender’s) or such holding company’s capital as a consequence of such Lender’s commitment to make Loans or participate in Letters of Credit hereunder (or for such Issuing Lender to issue its Letters of Credit), to a level below that which such Lender (or Issuing Lender) or holding company could have achieved but for such adoption, change or compliance (taking into consideration such Lender’s (or Issuing Lender’s) or such holding company’s then existing policies with respect to capital adequacy and assuming the full utilization of such entity’s capital) by any amount deemed by such Lender (or Issuing Lender) to be material, then such Lender (or Issuing Lender) may notify the Borrowers thereof.  The Borrowers agree to pay to such Lender (or Issuing Lender) the amount of such reduction in the return on capital as and when such reduction is reasonably determined, upon presentation by such Lender (or Issuing Lender) of a statement of the amount setting forth such Lender’s (or Issuing Lender’s) calculation thereof.  In determining such amount, such Lender (or Issuing Lender) may use any reasonable averaging and attribution methods generally applied by such Lender (or Issuing Lender).

§4.11Breakage Costs

.  The Borrowers shall pay all Breakage Costs required to be paid by them pursuant to this Agreement and incurred from time to time by any Lender within fifteen (15) days from receipt of written notice from Agent, or such earlier date as may be required by this Agreement.

§4.12Default Interest; Late Charge

.  Following the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, and regardless of whether or not Agent or Lenders shall have accelerated the maturity of the Loans, all Loans shall bear interest payable on demand at a rate per annum equal to three percent (3.0%) above the interest rate that would otherwise be in effect hereunder (the “Default Rate”), until such amount shall be paid in full (after as well as before judgment).  In addition, the Borrowers shall pay a late charge equal to three percent (3.0%) of any amount of interest and/or principal payable on the Loans (other than amounts due on the applicable Maturity Date or as a result of acceleration), which is not paid by the Borrowers within ten (10) days of the date when due.

§4.13Certificate

.  A certificate setting forth any amounts payable pursuant to §4.8, §4.9, §4.10, §4.11 or §4.12 and a reasonably detailed explanation of such amounts which are due, submitted by any Lender or Agent to the Borrowers, shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error.  A Lender shall be entitled to reimbursement under §4.9, or §4.10 from and after notice to the Borrowers that such amounts are due given in accordance with §4.9 or §4.10 and for a period of nine (9) months prior to receipt of such notice.

§4.14Limitation on Interest

.  Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents to the contrary, all agreements between or among the Borrowers, Lenders and Agent, whether now existing or hereafter arising and whether written or oral, are hereby limited so that in no contingency, whether by reason of acceleration of the maturity of any of the Obligations or otherwise, shall the interest contracted for, charged or received by Lenders exceed the maximum amount permissible under applicable law.  If, from any circumstance whatsoever, interest would otherwise be payable to Lenders in excess of the maximum lawful amount, the interest payable to Lenders shall be reduced to the maximum amount permitted under applicable law; and if from any circumstance Lenders shall ever receive anything of value deemed interest by applicable law in excess of the maximum lawful amount, an amount equal to any excessive interest shall be applied to the reduction of the principal balance of the Obligations and to the payment of interest or, if such excessive interest

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exceeds the unpaid balance of principal of the Obligations, such excess shall be refunded to the Borrowers.  All interest paid or agreed to be paid to Lenders shall, to the extent permitted by applicable law, be amortized, prorated, allocated and spread throughout the full period until payment in full of the principal of the Obligations (including the period of any renewal or extension thereof) so that the interest thereon for such full period shall not exceed the maximum amount permitted by applicable law.  This Section shall control all agreements between or among the Borrowers, Lenders and Agent.

§4.15Certain Provisions Relating to Increased Costs and Non-Funding Lenders

.  If a Lender gives notice of the existence of the circumstances set forth in §4.7 or any Lender requests compensation for any losses or costs to be reimbursed pursuant to any one or more of the provisions of §4.4(b), §4.9 or §4.10, then, upon the request of the Borrowers, such Lender, as applicable, shall use reasonable efforts in a manner consistent with such institution’s practice in connection with loans like the Loan of such Lender to eliminate, mitigate or reduce amounts that would otherwise be payable by the Borrowers under the foregoing provisions, provided that such action would not be otherwise prejudicial to such Lender, including, without limitation, by designating another of such Lender’s offices, branches or affiliates; the Borrowers agreeing to pay all reasonably incurred costs and expenses incurred by such Lender in connection with any such action.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, if no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, and if any Lender (a) has given notice of the existence of the circumstances set forth in §4.7 or has requested payment or compensation for any losses or costs to be reimbursed pursuant to any one or more of the provisions of §4.4(b), §4.9 or §4.10 and following the request of the Borrowers has been unable to take the steps described above to mitigate such amounts (each, an “Affected Lender”) or (b) has failed to make available to Agent its pro rata share of any Loan or participation in a Letter of Credit or Swing Loan and such failure has not been cured (a “Non-Funding Lender”), then, within ninety (90) days after such notice or request for payment or compensation or failure to fund, as applicable, the Borrowers shall have the right as to such Affected Lender or Non-Funding Lender, as applicable, to be exercised by delivery of written notice delivered to Agent and the Affected Lender or Non-Funding Lender, within ninety (90) days of receipt of such notice or failure to fund, as applicable, to elect to cause the Affected Lender or Non-Funding Lender, as applicable, to transfer its Commitment.  Agent shall promptly notify the remaining Lenders that each of such Lenders shall have the right, but not the obligation, to acquire a portion of the Commitment, pro rata based upon their relevant Commitment Percentages, of the Affected Lender or Non-Funding Lender, as applicable (or if any of such Lenders does not elect to purchase its pro rata share, then to such remaining Lenders in such proportion as approved by Agent).  In the event that Lenders do not elect to acquire all of the Affected Lender’s or Non-Funding Lender’s Commitment, then Agent shall endeavor to obtain a new Lender to acquire such remaining Commitment.  Upon any such purchase of the Commitment of the Affected Lender or Non-Funding Lender, as applicable, the Affected Lender’s or Non-Funding Lender’s interest in the Obligations and its rights hereunder and under the Loan Documents shall terminate at the date of purchase, and the Affected Lender or Non-Funding Lender, as applicable, shall promptly execute all documents reasonably requested to surrender and transfer such interest.  If such Affected Lender or Non-Funding Lender does not execute and deliver such documents to Agent within a period of time deemed reasonable by Agent after the later of (i) the date on which the replacement Lender executes and delivers such documents and (ii) the date on which the Affected Lender or Non-Funding Lender receives all payments required to be paid to it by this §4.15, then such Affected Lender or Non-Funding Lender, as applicable, shall be deemed to have executed and delivered such documents as of such date and Parent Borrower shall be entitled (but not obligated) to execute and deliver such documents on behalf of such Affected Lender or Non-Funding Lender, as applicable.  The purchase price for the Affected Lender’s or Non-Funding Lender’s Commitment shall equal any and all amounts outstanding and owed by the Borrowers to the Affected Lender or Non-Funding Lender, as applicable, including principal, prepayment premium or fee, and all accrued and unpaid interest or fees.

§4.16Cash Collateral Account

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(a)Grant of Security.  The Borrowers hereby grant to Agent, as collateral agent for the ratable benefit of the Revolving Credit Lenders, a security interest in, the Borrowers’ right, title and interest in and to the LC Cash Collateral Account and all (i) funds and financial assets from time to time credited thereto (including, without limitation, all Cash Equivalents), all interest, dividends, distributions, cash, instruments and

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other property from time to time received, receivable or otherwise distributed in respect of or in exchange for any or all of such funds and financial assets, and all certificates and instruments, if any, from time to time representing or evidencing the LC Cash Collateral Account, (ii) and all promissory notes, certificates of deposit, deposit accounts, checks and other instruments from time to time delivered to or otherwise possessed by Agent, as collateral agent for or on behalf of the Revolving Credit Lenders, in substitution for or in addition to any or all of the then existing LC Account Collateral and (iii) all interest, dividends, distributions, cash, instruments and other property from time to time received, receivable or otherwise distributed in respect of or in exchange for any or all of the then existing LC Account Collateral, in each of the cases set forth in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by the Borrowers, wherever located, and whether now or hereafter existing or arising (all of the foregoing, collectively, the “LC Account Collateral”).

(b)Maintaining the LC Account Collateral.  So long as any Loan or any other Obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document shall remain unpaid, any Letter of Credit shall be outstanding or any Lender shall have any Commitment:

(i)the Borrowers will maintain all LC Account Collateral only with Agent, as collateral agent;

(ii)Agent shall have the sole right to direct the disposition of funds with respect to the LC Cash Collateral Account subject to the provisions of this Agreement, and it shall be a term and condition of such LC Cash Collateral Account that, except as otherwise provided herein, notwithstanding any term or condition to the contrary in any other agreement relating to the LC Cash Collateral Account, as the case may be, that no amount (including, without limitation, interest on Cash Equivalents credited thereto) will be paid or released to or for the account of, or withdrawn by or for the account of, the Borrowers or any other Person from the LC Cash Collateral Account; provided, however, that if no Event of Default is in effect, such funds shall, at the Borrowers’ option, be released to pay the amounts then due to the beneficiaries of the Letters of Credit after a proper draw thereunder; and

(iii)Agent may (with the consent of the Required Lenders and shall at the request of the Required Lenders), at any time and without notice to, or consent from, the Borrowers, transfer, or direct the transfer of, funds from the LC Account Collateral to satisfy the Borrowers’ Obligations under the Loan Documents if an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

(c)Investing of Amounts in the LC Cash Collateral Account.  Agent will, from time to time (i) invest (A) amounts received with respect to the LC Cash Collateral Account in such Cash Equivalents credited to the LC Cash Collateral Account as the Borrowers may select and Agent, as collateral agent, may approve in its reasonable discretion, and (B) interest paid on the Cash Equivalents referred to in clause (i)(A) above, and (ii) reinvest other proceeds of any such Cash Equivalents that may mature or be sold, in each case in such Cash Equivalents credited in the same manner.  Interest and proceeds that are not invested or reinvested in Cash Equivalents as provided above shall be deposited and held in the LC Cash Collateral Account.  In addition, Agent shall have the right at any time to exchange such Cash Equivalents for similar Cash Equivalents of smaller or larger determinations, or for other Cash Equivalents, credited to the LC Cash Collateral Account.

(d)Release of Amounts.  So long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom and except with respect to the amounts required to be deposited in the LC Cash Collateral Account pursuant to §4.16(a) above, if any, Agent will pay and release to the Borrowers or at their order or, at the request of the Borrowers, to Agent to be applied to the Obligations of the Borrowers under the Loan Documents such amount, if any, as is then on deposit in the LC Cash Collateral Account.

(e)Remedies.  Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, in addition to the rights and remedies available pursuant to §12 hereof and under the other Loan Documents, (i) Agent may exercise in respect of the LC Account Collateral all the rights and remedies of a secured party upon default under the Uniform Commercial Code (whether or not the Uniform Commercial Code applies to the

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affected LC Account Collateral), and (ii) Agent may, without notice to the Borrowers (except as required by law) and at any time or from time to time, charge, set‑off and otherwise apply all or any part of the Obligations of the Borrowers under the Loan Documents against any funds held with respect to the LC Account Collateral or in any other deposit account.

§5UNENCUMBERED ASSETS.

§5.1Initial Unencumbered Assets

.  The initial Unencumbered Assets are listed on Schedule 5.1.

§5.2Addition of Unencumbered Assets

.  If Parent Borrower elects, in its sole discretion, to add an additional Multifamily Property as an Unencumbered Asset, Parent Borrower shall deliver (A) a certificate signed on behalf of Parent Borrower by an Authorized Officer to Agent, designating such additional Multifamily Property as an Unencumbered Asset and dated as of the date of such designation, stating that on a Pro Forma Basis immediately after giving effect to such designation, the Loan Parties shall be in compliance with the covenants contained in §9, together with supporting information in form reasonably satisfactory to Agent showing the computations used in determining compliance with such covenants and (B) an updated Schedule 5.1 listing each Unencumbered Asset as of the date such Multifamily Property is added as an Unencumbered Asset hereunder; provided, however, that no Multifamily Property shall be included as an Unencumbered Asset unless such Multifamily Property satisfies all Unencumbered Asset Conditions or the Required Lenders have consented in writing to such inclusion.

§5.3Failure of Unencumbered Asset Conditions

.  Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, to the extent any Multifamily Property previously qualifying as an Unencumbered Asset ceases to meet any of the Unencumbered Asset Conditions (except as may have otherwise been waived in writing by the Required Lenders), such Multifamily Property shall be immediately removed from the calculations contained herein relating to the Unencumbered Asset Financial Covenants and such Multifamily Property shall immediately cease to be an “Unencumbered Asset” hereunder and Parent Borrower shall deliver (A) a certificate signed on behalf of Parent Borrower by an Authorized Officer to Agent designating such Multifamily Property as a non-Unencumbered Asset and dated as of the date of such designation, stating that on a Pro Forma Basis immediately after giving effect to such removal, the Loan Parties shall be in compliance with the covenants contained in §9, together with supporting information in form reasonably satisfactory to Agent showing the computations used in determining compliance with such covenants and (B) an updated Schedule 5.1 listing each Unencumbered Asset as of the date such Unencumbered Asset has been removed as an Unencumbered Asset hereunder.  

§5.4Borrower Election to Remove Unencumbered Assets

.  Parent Borrower may voluntarily designate any Unencumbered Asset as a non‑Unencumbered Asset, by delivering to Agent a certificate signed on behalf of Parent Borrower by an Authorized Officer designating such Unencumbered Asset as a non-Unencumbered Asset (such designation to be effective upon receipt by Agent of such certificate), (i) stating that on a Pro Forma Basis immediately after giving effect to such removal, the Loan Parties shall be in compliance with the covenants contained in §9, together with supporting information in form reasonably satisfactory to Agent showing the computations used in determining compliance with such covenants and (ii) an updated Schedule 5.1 listing each Unencumbered Asset as of the date such Unencumbered Asset has been removed as an Unencumbered Asset hereunder; provided, however, that without the consent of the Required Lenders, Parent Borrower may not designate any Unencumbered Asset as a non-Unencumbered Asset if following such designation the Loan Parties would not be in compliance with §9.8.

§5.5Release of Subsidiary Borrowers

.  In the event that all Unencumbered Assets owned by a Subsidiary Borrower shall have been removed as Unencumbered Assets in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, then, upon the request of Parent Borrower, such Subsidiary Borrower shall be released by Agent from liability under this Agreement pursuant to a Subsidiary Borrower Release substantially in the form of Exhibit J hereto.  

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§5.6Additional Subsidiary Borrowers

.  As a condition precedent to the addition of a Multifamily Property as an Unencumbered Asset hereunder, concurrently with the delivery of a certificate adding an Unencumbered Asset pursuant to §5.2 above directly owned or leased by a Subsidiary of Parent Borrower that is not already a Borrower, Parent Borrower shall cause each such Subsidiary to (A) duly execute and deliver to Agent a Joinder Agreement, and such Subsidiary shall become a Subsidiary Borrower hereunder, (B) provide all “know your customer” and other materials reasonably requested by Agent or any Lender to ensure that each such Person is in compliance with §6.1(e), (C) deliver to Agent such organizational agreements, resolutions, consents, opinions and other documents and instruments as Agent may reasonably require and (D) deliver to Agent supplements to the Schedules to this Agreement (or the factual information needed to update such Schedules) solely to the extent necessary due to any changes in factual matters specifically related to the addition of such Subsidiary or Subsidiaries as a Subsidiary Borrower or the addition of such Unencumbered Asset (so long as such changes in factual matters shall in no event comprise a Default or an Event of Default).

§5.7Costs and Expenses of Additions and Removals

.  The Borrowers shall pay all reasonable and documented costs and expenses of Agent in connection with the addition or removal of an Unencumbered Asset pursuant to §5.2 through §5.6, including without limitation, reasonable and documented attorney’s fees of one legal counsel to Agent.

§6REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.

The Borrowers represent and warrant to Agent and Lenders as follows, each as of the Closing Date hereof, and as of the date of the funding of any Loan hereunder:

§6.1Corporate Authority, Etc

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(a)Incorporation; Good Standing.  Parent Borrower is a Delaware limited partnership duly organized pursuant to its certificate of limited partnership filed with the Delaware Secretary of State, and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware.  Parent Guarantor is a Maryland corporation duly incorporated pursuant to its articles of incorporation filed with the Maryland Secretary of State, and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Maryland.  Each of Parent Borrower and each Guarantor (i) has all requisite power to own its property and conduct its business as now conducted and as presently contemplated, except where the failure to be so qualified would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect and (ii) is in good standing in its jurisdiction of organization or formation and in each other jurisdiction where a failure to be so qualified in such other jurisdiction would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)Subsidiaries.  Each of the Subsidiary Borrowers (i) is a corporation, limited partnership, general partnership, limited liability company or trust duly organized under the laws of its State of organization and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws thereof, (ii) has all requisite power to own its property and conduct its business as now conducted and as presently contemplated except where the failure to be so qualified would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect and (iii) is in good standing and is duly authorized to do business in its jurisdiction of organization or formation and in each jurisdiction where an Unencumbered Asset owned or leased by it is located to the extent required to do so under applicable law and in each other jurisdiction where a failure to be so qualified would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(c)Authorization.  The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which any of the Loan Parties is a party and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby (i) are within the corporate or other organizational authority of the Loan Parties, (ii) have been duly authorized by all necessary actions on the part of the Loan Parties, (iii) do not and will not conflict with or result in any breach or contravention of any provision of law, statute, rule or regulation to which any Loan Party is subject or any judgment, order, writ, injunction, license or permit applicable to any Loan Party, in each case except as would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect, (iv) do not and will not conflict with

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or constitute a default (whether with the passage of time or the giving of notice, or both) under any provision of the partnership agreement, limited liability company agreement, articles of incorporation or other charter documents or bylaws of any Loan Party, (v) do not and will not result in or require the imposition of any lien or other encumbrance on any of the properties, assets or rights of any Loan Party other than Permitted Liens, and (vi) do not require the approval or consent of any Governmental Authority to be obtained by any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof other than those already obtained and delivered to Agent or except as would not reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(d)Enforceability.  The execution and delivery of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which any of the Loan Parties is a party are valid and legally binding obligations of the Loan Parties enforceable in accordance with the respective terms and provisions hereof and thereof, except as enforceability is limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws relating to or affecting generally the enforcement of creditors’ rights and general principles of equity.

(e)Foreign Assets Control.  To the knowledge of each Loan Party, none of the Loan Parties or any Subsidiaries of the Loan Parties:  (i) is a Sanctioned Person, (ii) has any of its assets in Sanctioned Entities, or (iii) derives any of its operating income from investments in, or transactions with, Sanctioned Persons or Sanctioned Entities.  To the knowledge of each Loan Party, each Loan Party and its respective officers, employees, directors and agents, are in compliance, in all material respects, with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions.  No use of the proceeds of any Loan or Letter of Credit will violate Anti-Corruption Laws or applicable Sanctions.  Neither the making of the Loans nor the use of the proceeds thereof will violate the Patriot Act, the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, or any of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 C.F.R., Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) or any enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto or successor statute thereto.  Each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries are in compliance, in all material respects, with the Patriot Act.

§6.2Governmental Approvals

.  The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which any Loan Party is a party and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby do not require the approval or consent of, or filing or registration with, or the giving of any notice to, any court, department, board, governmental agency or authority other than those already obtained, in each case, except as would not be reasonably likely to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

§6.3Title to Unencumbered Assets

.  Except as indicated on Schedule 6.3 hereto and except for other adjustments that are not material in amount, Subsidiary Borrowers own in fee simple or lease the Unencumbered Assets pursuant to a Ground Lease, in each case free and clear of Liens except for Permitted Liens.

§6.4Financial Statements

.  Parent Guarantor has furnished to Agent on or prior to the Closing Date:  (a) the consolidated balance sheet of the Consolidated Group as of the Balance Sheet Date and the related consolidated statement of income and cash flow for the most recent period then ended (and available) certified by an Authorized Officer or the chief financial or accounting officer on behalf of Parent Guarantor, (b) as of the Closing Date, an unaudited statement of Consolidated Asset NOI for each of the Unencumbered Assets for the most recent period then ended (and available) certified by the chief financial or accounting officer of Parent Borrower as fairly presenting in all material respects the Consolidated Asset NOI for such parcels for such periods, and (c) certain other financial information relating to the Borrowers and the Real Estate (including, without limitation, the Unencumbered Assets).  Such balance sheet and statement have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (subject to the absence of footnotes and subject to normal year-end adjustments in the case of interim statements) and fairly present in all material respects the consolidated financial condition of the Consolidated Group as of such dates and the consolidated results of the operations of the Consolidated Group for such periods.

§6.5No Material Changes

.  Since the later of the Balance Sheet Date or the date of the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to §7.4(a), as applicable, except as otherwise disclosed in writing to Agent, there has occurred no materially adverse change in the financial condition, or business of the Loan Parties,

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and their respective Subsidiaries taken as a whole as shown on or reflected in the consolidated balance sheet of Parent Guarantor as of the Balance Sheet Date (or as of the last day of the fiscal year of Parent Guarantor most recently ended, as applicable), or its consolidated statement of income or cash flows for the fiscal year then ended, other than changes that have not and would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.  As of the date hereof, except as set forth on Schedule 6.5 hereto, there has occurred no material adverse change in the financial condition, operations or business activities of any of the Unencumbered Assets from the condition shown on the statements of income delivered to Agent pursuant to §6.4 other than changes in the ordinary course of business that have not had a Material Adverse Effect.

§6.6Beneficial Ownership.

  Each Borrower is in compliance in all material respects with any applicable requirements of the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.  The information included in the most recent Beneficial Ownership Certification, if any, delivered by the Borrowers is true and correct in all respects.

§6.7Litigation

.  Except as stated on Schedule 6.7, as of the Closing Date, there are no actions, suits, proceedings or investigations of any kind pending or to the knowledge of the Borrowers threatened against any Borrower before any court, tribunal, arbitrator, mediator or administrative agency or board which question the validity of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, any action taken or to be taken pursuant hereto or thereto or any lien, security title or security interest created or intended to be created pursuant hereto or thereto, in each case which would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.  Except as set forth on Schedule 6.7 as of the Closing Date, there are no judgments, final orders or awards outstanding against or affecting any Borrower or any Unencumbered Asset individually or in the aggregate in excess of $5,000,000.00.

§6.8No Material Adverse Contracts, Etc.

  To the knowledge of the Borrowers, none of the Loan Parties is subject to any charter, corporate or other legal restriction, or any judgment, decree, order, rule or regulation that has or would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.  To the knowledge of the Borrowers, none of the Loan Parties is a party to any contract, agreement, or instrument that has or would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.  To the knowledge of the Borrowers, no event of default or unmatured event of default under any of the Borrowers’ or Guarantor’s financial obligations exists at the time of, or after giving effect to the making of, the Loans under the Facility that has or would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

§6.9Compliance with Other Instruments, Laws, Etc.

  To the knowledge of the Borrowers, none of the Loan Parties is in violation of any provision of its charter or other organizational documents, bylaws, or any agreement or instrument to which it is subject or by which it or any of its properties is bound or any decree, order, judgment, statute, license, rule or regulation, in any of the foregoing cases in a manner that has had or would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

§6.10Tax Status

.  Except as would not reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect, each of the Borrowers (a) has made or filed all federal and state income and all other material Tax returns, reports and declarations required by any jurisdiction to which it is subject or has obtained an extension for filing, (b) has paid prior to delinquency all Taxes and other governmental assessments and charges shown or determined to be due on such returns, reports and declarations, except those being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings or for which any of the Borrowers or their respective Subsidiaries, as applicable has set aside on its books provisions reasonably adequate for the payment of such Taxes, and (c) has made provisions reasonably adequate for the payment of all accrued Taxes not yet due and payable.  In each case, except as would not reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect, there are no unpaid Taxes claimed by the taxing authority of any jurisdiction to be due by the Borrowers or their respective Subsidiaries, the officers or partners of such Person know of no basis for any such claim, and there are no audits pending or to the knowledge of the Borrowers threatened with respect to any Tax returns filed by the Borrowers or their respective Subsidiaries.

§6.11No Event of Default

.  No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

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§6.12Investment Company Act

.  None of the Loan Parties or any of their respective Subsidiaries is an “investment company”, or an “affiliated company” or a “principal underwriter” of an “investment company”, as such terms are defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940.

§6.13Absence of UCC Financing Statements, Etc.

  Except with respect to Permitted Liens or as disclosed on the lien search reports delivered to and approved by Agent, to the knowledge of the Borrowers, there is no financing statement (but excluding any financing statements that may be filed against any Borrower without the consent or agreement of such Persons), security agreement, chattel mortgage, real estate mortgage or other document filed or recorded with any applicable filing records, registry, or other public office, that purports to create a lien on, or security interest or security title in, any Unencumbered Asset.

§6.14EEA Financial Institutions

.  Neither any Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries nor any general partner or managing member of any Loan Party, as applicable, is an EEA Financial Institution.

§6.15Unencumbered Asset Conditions

.  Each Unencumbered Asset satisfies all Unencumbered Asset Conditions (except as may have been waived in writing by the Required Lenders).

§6.16Employee Benefit Plans

.  Except as would not reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect, each Borrower and each ERISA Affiliate that is subject to ERISA has fulfilled its obligation, if any, under the minimum funding standards of ERISA and the Code with respect to each Plan and is in compliance in all material respects with the presently applicable provisions of ERISA and the Code with respect to each Plan.  Except as would not reasonably be likely to result in a Material Adverse Effect, neither any Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has (a) sought a waiver of the minimum funding standard under Section 412 of the Code in respect of any Multiemployer Plan or Plan or (b) incurred any liability under Title IV of ERISA other than a liability to the PBGC for premiums under Section 4007 of ERISA.  Neither any Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has failed to make any contribution or payment to any Multiemployer Plan or Plan, or made any amendment to any Plan, which has resulted or would reasonably be likely to result in the imposition of a Lien.  None of the Unencumbered Assets constitutes a “plan asset” of any Plan that is subject to ERISA.

§6.17Disclosure

.  All information, taken as a whole, contained in this Agreement, the other Loan Documents or otherwise furnished to or made available to Agent or Lenders by any Borrower or any Guarantor (other than projections, estimates, budgets, and other forward-looking information), is and will be, to the best of the Borrowers’ or Guarantors’ knowledge, true and correct in all material respects and does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements contained therein not materially misleading when taken as a whole.

§6.18Place of Business

.  The principal place of business of the Borrowers, as of the Closing Date, is 1835 Market Street, Suite 2601, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.

§6.19Regulations T, U and X

.  No portion of any Loan is to be used for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any “margin security” or “margin stock” as such terms are used in Regulations T, U and X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 12 C.F.R. Parts 220, 221 and 224.  No Borrower is engaged, nor will it engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any “margin security” or “margin stock” as such terms are used in Regulations T, U and X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 12 C.F.R. Parts 220, 221 and 224.

§6.20Environmental Compliance

.  The members of the Consolidated Group have conducted in the ordinary course of business a review of the effect of the existing Environmental Laws and claims alleging potential liability or responsibility for violation of the Environmental Laws on their respective businesses, operations and properties, and as a result thereof have reasonably concluded that, except as specifically disclosed on Schedule 6.20, such Environmental Laws and claims could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

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§6.21Subsidiaries; Organizational Structure

.  Schedule 6.21(a) sets forth, as of the Closing Date, all of the Subsidiary Borrowers, the form and jurisdiction of organization of such Subsidiary Borrowers, and the owners of the direct ownership interests therein.  On the Closing Date, no Person owns any legal, equitable or beneficial interest in any of the Subsidiary Borrowers except as set forth on such Schedule.  As of the Closing Date, Parent Guarantor owns in excess of 94% of the Equity Interests in Parent Borrower.

§6.22Leases

.  An accurate and complete Rent Roll in all material respects as of the date of inclusion of each Multifamily Property as an Unencumbered Asset with respect to all Leases of any portion of such Unencumbered Asset has been provided to Agent.

§6.23Property

.  Except as set forth in Schedule 6.23, to the knowledge of the Borrowers all of the Unencumbered Assets, and all major building systems located thereon, are structurally sound, in good condition and working order and free from material defects, subject to ordinary wear and tear and damage from casualty or condemnation, except for such portion of such Real Estate which is not occupied by any tenant and which may not be in final working order pending final build-out of such space, and except where such defects have not had and would not reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.  To the knowledge of the Borrowers, there are no material unpaid or outstanding real estate or other taxes or assessments on or against any of the Unencumbered Assets which are payable by any Borrower (except only real estate or other taxes or assessments, that are not yet delinquent or are being protested as permitted by this Agreement).  Except as otherwise disclosed to Agent in writing, to the knowledge of the Borrowers there are no pending, or threatened or contemplated, eminent domain proceedings against any of the Unencumbered Assets.  Except as otherwise disclosed to Agent in writing, to the knowledge of the Borrowers, none of the Unencumbered Assets is now damaged as a result of any fire, explosion, accident, flood or other casualty, except in cases that would not reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.  To the knowledge of the Borrowers, no Person has any right or option to acquire any Unencumbered Asset or any Building thereon or any portion thereof or interest therein, except as set forth in Schedule 6.23.

§6.24Brokers

.  None of the Borrowers or any of their respective Subsidiaries has engaged or otherwise dealt with any broker, finder or similar entity in connection with this Agreement or the Loans contemplated hereunder.

§6.25Other Debt

.  Without limiting the provisions of §8.1 or §8.2, none of the Borrowers is a party to or bound by any agreement, instrument or indenture that requires the subordination in right or time or payment of any of the Obligations to any other Indebtedness of any Borrower.

§6.26Solvency

.  As of the Closing Date and after giving effect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including all Loans made or to be made hereunder, and, including, without limitation the provisions of §37 hereof, the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, are Solvent.

§6.27No Bankruptcy Filing

.  As of the Closing Date, no Loan Party is contemplating either the filing of a petition by it under any state or federal bankruptcy or insolvency laws or the liquidation of its assets or property, and the Loan Parties have no knowledge of any Person contemplating the filing of any such petition against it.

§6.28No Fraudulent Intent

.  Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents nor the performance of any actions required hereunder or thereunder is being undertaken by any Loan Party with or as a result of any actual intent by any of such Persons to hinder, delay or defraud any entity to which any of such Persons is now or will hereafter become indebted.

§6.29Transaction in Best Interests of Loan Parties; Consideration

.  The transaction evidenced by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents is in the best interests of each Loan Party.  The direct and indirect benefits to inure to the Loan Parties pursuant to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents constitute at least “reasonably equivalent value” (as such term is used in §548 of the Bankruptcy Code) and “valuable

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consideration,” “fair value,” and “fair consideration,” (as such terms are used in any applicable state fraudulent conveyance law), in exchange for the benefits to be provided by the Loan Parties pursuant to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and but for the willingness of each Subsidiary Borrower to be a co-borrower of the Loan and of each Guarantor to guarantee the Loan, the Borrowers would be unable to obtain the financing contemplated hereunder which financing will enable the Borrowers to have available financing to conduct and expand their business.  The Loan Parties further acknowledge and agree that the Loan Parties constitute a single integrated and common enterprise and that each receives a benefit from the availability of credit under this Agreement.

§6.30OFAC

.  None of the Borrowers is (or will be) a person with whom any Lender is restricted from doing business under OFAC (including, those Persons named on OFAC’s Specially Designated and Blocked Persons list) or under any statute, executive order (including the September 24, 2001 Executive Order Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism.  In addition, the Borrowers hereby agree to provide to Lenders any additional information that a Lender reasonably deems necessary from time to time in order to ensure compliance with all applicable laws concerning money laundering and similar activities.

§6.31REIT Status

.  Parent Guarantor is qualified to elect or has elected status as a real estate investment trust under Section 856 of the Code and currently is in compliance in all material respects with all provisions of the Code applicable to the qualification of Parent Guarantor as a real estate investment trust.

§7AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS.

The Borrowers covenant and agree that, so long as any Loan or Note is outstanding or any Lender has any obligation to make any Loans:

§7.1Punctual Payment

.  The Borrowers will duly and punctually pay or use commercially reasonable efforts to cause to be paid (but without limiting the provisions of §4.12, §12.1(a), and/or §12.1(b)) the principal and interest on the Loans and all interest and fees provided for in this Agreement, all in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and the Notes, as well as all other sums owing pursuant to the Loan Documents in accordance with the terms hereof.

§7.2Maintenance of Office

.  The Loan Parties will maintain their respective chief executive office at 1835 Market Street, Suite 2601, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, or at such other place in the United States of America as the Loan Parties shall designate upon prompt written notice to Agent, where notices, presentations and demands to or upon the Loan Parties in respect of the Loan Documents may be given or made.

§7.3Records and Accounts

.  The Loan Parties will (a) keep, and cause each of their respective Subsidiaries to keep true and accurate records and books of account in which full, true and correct entries will be made in accordance with GAAP (in each case, in all material respects) and (b) maintain, in all material respects in accordance with GAAP, adequate accounts and reserves for the payment of all Taxes (including income taxes) , depreciation and amortization of its properties and the properties of their respective Subsidiaries, contingencies and other reserves.  Neither any Borrower nor any of their respective Subsidiaries shall, without the prior written consent of Agent which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed (x) make any material change to the accounting policies/principles used by such Person in preparing the financial statements and other information described in §6.4 or §7.4 (unless required or permitted by GAAP or other applicable accounting standards), or (y) change its fiscal year.

§7.4Financial Statements, Certificates and Information

.  The Borrowers will deliver or cause to be delivered to Agent which Agent shall promptly deliver to each Lender:

(a)not later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the end of each fiscal year, the audited Consolidated balance sheet of Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries at the end of such fiscal year, and

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the related audited Consolidated statements of income, and cash flows for such year, setting forth in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year and all such statements to be in reasonable detail, prepared in accordance with GAAP, and accompanied by an auditor’s report and opinion prepared without qualification as to the scope of the audit by KPMG or another nationally recognized accounting firm, and any other information Agent may reasonably request to complete a financial analysis of Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries;

(b)not later than sixty (60) days after the end of each fiscal quarter (or ninety (90) days in the case of fiscal year end) of each fiscal year, copies of the unaudited Consolidated balance sheet of Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal quarter, and the related unaudited Consolidated statements of income and cash flows for the portion of Parent Guarantor’s fiscal year then elapsed, all in reasonable detail and prepared in all material respects in accordance with GAAP, together with a certification on behalf of Parent Borrower by an Authorized Officer that the information contained in such financial statements fairly presents in all material respects the financial position of Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries on the date thereof (subject to year-end adjustments and the absence of footnotes);

(c)simultaneously with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in subsections (a) and (b) above a statement (a “Compliance Certificate”) certified on behalf of Parent Guarantor by an Authorized Officer of Parent Guarantor in the form of Exhibit G hereto (or in such other form as Agent may reasonably approve from time to time) setting forth in reasonable detail computations evidencing compliance or non-compliance (as the case may be) with the covenants contained in §9.  All income, expense, debt and value associated with Real Estate or other Investments acquired or disposed of during any fiscal quarter will be added or eliminated from calculations, on a Pro Forma Basis, where applicable.  The Compliance Certificate shall be accompanied by copies of the statements of Consolidated Asset NOI for such fiscal quarter for each of the Unencumbered Assets, prepared on a basis materially consistent with the statements furnished to Agent prior to the date hereof and otherwise in form reasonably satisfactory to Agent, together with a certification on behalf of Parent Guarantor by an Authorized Officer that the information contained in such statement fairly presents in all material respects Consolidated Asset NOI of the Unencumbered Assets for such periods;

(d)At any time that Parent Guarantor has an Investment Grade Rating, promptly upon Parent Borrower becoming aware of a downward change in such Investment Grade Rating (including the initial issuance of any Investment Grade Rating) or any other credit rating given by S&P, Moody’s or another nationally recognized rating agency to Parent Guarantor’s Debt Rating or any announcement that any such rating is “under review” or that such rating has been placed on a watch list or that any similar action has been taken by S&P, Moody’s or another nationally recognized rating agency, notice of such change, announcement or action;

(e)simultaneously with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in subsections (a) and (b) above, (i) a Rent Roll for each of the Unencumbered Assets and a summary thereof in form reasonably satisfactory to Agent as of the end of each fiscal quarter (including the fourth calendar quarter in each year), and (ii) an operating statement for each of the Unencumbered Assets for each such fiscal quarter and year to date and a consolidated operating statement for the Unencumbered Assets for each such calendar quarter and year to date (such statements and reports to be in form reasonably satisfactory to Agent), including (if requested by Agent) a receivables aging report, it being agreed that the forms of the Rent Rolls and the operating statements being provided under the Existing Credit Agreement are satisfactory;

(f)simultaneously with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in subsections (a) and (b) above, upon reasonable request by Agent, a statement (i) listing the Unencumbered Assets owned by the Borrowers including the property name, location, number of units, Total Consolidated Operating Property Value (including the applicable methodology for calculating value), Unencumbered Asset Adjusted NOI and any applicable indebtedness secured thereby;

(g)[Reserved];

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(h)from time to time such other financial data and information in the possession of the Borrowers (including without limitation finalized auditors’ management letters, status of material litigation or material investigations against the Borrowers and any settlement discussions relating thereto (unless the Borrowers in good faith believe that such disclosure could result in a waiver or loss of attorney work product, attorney-client or any other applicable privilege), property inspection and environmental reports with respect to the Unencumbered Assets and information as to zoning and other legal and regulatory changes affecting the Unencumbered Assets) as Agent or any of the Lenders may reasonably request.

Any material to be delivered pursuant to this §7.4 may be delivered electronically directly to Agent or made available to Agent pursuant to an accessible website and Lenders provided that such material is in a format reasonably acceptable to Agent, and such material shall be deemed to have been delivered to Agent and Lenders upon Agent’s receipt thereof or access to the website containing such material.  Upon the request of Agent, the Borrowers shall deliver paper copies thereof to Agent and Lenders.  The Borrowers authorize Agent and Arrangers to disseminate any such materials through the use of Intralinks, SyndTrak or any other electronic information dissemination system, and the Borrowers release Agent and Lenders from any liability in connection therewith (other than the liability based on Agent’s gross negligence or willful misconduct).  Delivery of a copy of the annual or quarterly, as applicable, financial statements of Parent Guarantor filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission shall satisfy the requirements of §7.4(a) or §7.4(b), as applicable.

§7.5Notices

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(a)Defaults.  The Borrowers will promptly upon becoming aware of same notify Agent in writing of the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default, which notice shall describe such occurrence with reasonable specificity and shall state that such notice is a “notice of default”.  If any Person shall give any written notice or take any other action in respect of a claimed default (whether or not constituting an Event of Default) under this Agreement or under any note, evidence of indebtedness, indenture or other obligation to which or with respect to which any Borrower is a party or obligor, whether as principal or surety, and such default would permit the holder of such note or obligation or other evidence of indebtedness to accelerate the maturity thereof, which acceleration would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect, the Borrowers shall forthwith give written notice thereof to Agent and each Lender, describing the notice or action and the nature of the claimed default.

(b)Environmental Events.  The Borrowers will give notice to Agent within five (5) Business Days of becoming aware of (i) any potential or known Release, or threat of Release, of any Hazardous Substances in violation of any applicable Environmental Law; (ii) any violation of any Environmental Law that any Borrower reports in writing or is reportable by such Person in writing (or for which any written report supplemental to any oral report is made) to any federal, state or local environmental agency or (iii) any inquiry, proceeding, investigation, or other action including a notice from any agency of potential environmental liability, of any federal, state or local environmental agency or board, that in the case of either clauses (i) – (iii) above involves any Unencumbered Asset and would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(c)Notification of Claims Against Unencumbered Assets.  The Borrowers will give notice to Agent in writing within five (5) Business Days of becoming aware of any material setoff, claims (including, with respect to the Unencumbered Assets, environmental claims), withholdings or other defenses to which any of the Unencumbered Assets are subject, in each case which would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(d)Notice of Litigation and Judgments.  The Borrowers will give notice to Agent in writing within five (5) Business Days of becoming aware of any litigation or proceedings threatened in writing or any pending litigation and proceedings affecting any Loan Party or to which any Loan Party is a party involving an uninsured claim against any Borrower that could reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect and stating the nature and status of such litigation or proceedings.  The Borrowers will give notice to Agent, in writing, in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to Agent within ten (10) days of any single judgment

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not covered by insurance, whether final or otherwise, against any Borrower or any of their respective Subsidiaries in an amount in excess of $5,000,000.00.

(e)ERISA.  The Borrowers will give notice to Agent within ten (10) Business Days after the Borrowers or any ERISA Affiliate (i) gives or is required to give notice to the PBGC of any ERISA Reportable Event with respect to any Plan, or knows that the plan administrator of any such Plan has given or is required to give notice of any such reportable event; (ii) gives a copy of any notice (including any received from the trustee of a Multiemployer Plan) of complete or partial withdrawal liability under Title IV of ERISA; or (iii) receives any notice from the PBGC under Title IV or ERISA of an intent to terminate or appoint a trustee to administer any such plan, in each case if such event or occurrence would reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(f)Notice of Takings and Casualty.  The Borrowers will give notice to Agent in writing within five (5) Business Days of becoming aware of any casualty or Taking affecting any Unencumbered Asset that is reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect, stating the nature and status of such casualty or Taking.  

(g)Notification of Lenders.  Within five (5) Business Days after receiving any notice under this §7.5, Agent will forward a copy thereof to each Lender, together with copies of any certificates or other written information that accompanied such notice.

§7.6Existence; Maintenance of Properties

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(a)The Loan Parties will preserve and keep in full force and effect their legal existence in the jurisdiction of its incorporation or formation except where failure to do so would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.  The Borrowers will preserve and keep in full force and effect all of their rights (charter and statutory) and franchises necessary or desirable in the normal conduct of their respective businesses, except where failure to do so would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect (it being understood that the foregoing shall not prohibit, or be violated as a result of, any addition or removal of an Unencumbered Asset permitted under §5 hereof or any transactions by or involving any Loan Party otherwise permitted under §8 hereof).

(b)Each Borrower (i) will operate the Unencumbered Assets in a good and workmanlike manner and in all material respects in accordance with all Legal Requirements in accordance with such Borrower’s or Subsidiary’s prudent business judgment, (ii) will cause all of the Unencumbered Assets to be maintained and kept in good condition, repair and working order (ordinary wear and tear and casualty excepted) and supplied with all necessary equipment, and (iii) will cause to be made all necessary repairs, renewals, replacements, betterments and improvements of such Unencumbered Asset, in each case under (i), (ii), or (iii) above in which the failure to do so would have a Material Adverse Effect.

§7.7Insurance

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(a)The Borrowers will, at their expense, procure and maintain insurance policies issued by such insurance companies, in such amounts, in such form and substance, and with such coverages, endorsements, deductibles and expiration dates as are reasonably acceptable to Agent, taking into consideration the property size, use, and location that a commercially prudent lender would require, providing the following types of insurance covering each Unencumbered Asset:

(i)All Risks” or “Special Form” property insurance, coverage from loss or damage arising from flood, earthquake, and acts of terrorism (with such coverage satisfactory to Agent), and comprehensive boiler and machinery or “breakdown” coverages) on each Building owned by the Borrowers in an amount not less than the full insurable replacement cost of each Building.  As approved by Agent in its reasonable discretion, flood, earthquake and boiler and machinery/breakdown coverages may be subject to

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sublimits less than the Building’s insurable replacement cost.  Losses shall be valued on a replacement cost basis, and coinsurance (if any) shall be waived.  The deductibles shall not exceed $250,000.00 for physical damage, a 24-hour waiting period for business interruption and five percent (5%) of the insured value per location for earthquake or named windstorm.  Full insurable replacement cost as used herein means the cost of replacing the Building (exclusive of the cost of excavations, foundations and footings below the lowest basement floor) without deduction for physical depreciation thereof;

(ii)If not covered by or under the terms or provisions of the policies required in clause (i) above, during the course of construction or repair of any Building or of any renovations or repairs that are not covered by the Borrowers’ property insurance, the insurance required by clause (i) above shall be written on a builder’s risk, completed value, non-reporting form, with recovery not affected by interim reports of value submitted for premium accounting purposes, meeting all of the terms required by clause (i) above, covering the total value of work performed, materials, equipment, machinery and supplies furnished, existing structures, and temporary structures being erected on or near the Unencumbered Assets, including coverage against collapse and damage during transit or while being stored off-site, and containing a soft costs (including loss of rents) coverage endorsement and a permission to occupy endorsement;

(iii)If not insured by the flood insurance required under clause (i) above, flood insurance if at any time any Building is located in any federally designated “special hazard area” (including any area having special flood, mudslide and/or flood-related erosion hazards, and shown on a Flood Hazard Boundary Map or a Flood Insurance Rate Map published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as Zone A, AO, Al-30, AE, A99, AH, VO, V1-30, VE, V, M or E), in an amount equal to the full replacement cost or the maximum amount then available under the National Flood Insurance Program;

(iv)Rent loss insurance in an amount sufficient to recover at least the total estimated gross receipts from all sources of income, including without limitation, rental income, for the Unencumbered Assets for a twelve (12) month period, including a provision for an extended period of indemnity of not less than one year;

(v)Commercial general liability insurance against claims for bodily injury and property damage liability, on an occurrence basis, (including personal injury and advertising injury liability, contractual liability coverage, and completed operations coverage with a general aggregate limit of not less than $2,000,000.00, a completed operations aggregate limit of not less than $2,000,000.00, a combined single  limit of not less than $1,000,000.00 per occurrence for bodily injury, and property damage liability, and a limit of not less than $1,000,000.00 for personal injury and advertising injury;

(vi)Umbrella liability insurance with limits of not less than $10,000,000.00 to be in excess of the limits of the insurance required by clause (v) above, with coverage at least as broad as the primary coverages, with any excess liability insurance to be at least as broad as the coverages of the lead umbrella policy.  All such policies shall include language to provide defense coverage obligations; and

(vii)Such other insurance in such form and in such amounts as may from time to time be reasonably required by Agent against other insurable hazards and casualties which at the time are commonly insured against in the case of properties of similar character and location to the Unencumbered Assets.

The Borrowers shall pay all premiums on insurance policies.

(b)[Reserved].

(c)The insurance required by this Agreement may be effected through a blanket policy or policies covering additional locations and property of the Borrowers and other Persons not included in the Unencumbered Assets, provided that such blanket policy or policies comply with all of the terms and provisions

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of this §7.7 and contain endorsements or clauses assuring that any claim recovery will not be less than that which a separate policy would provide.

(d)All policies of insurance required by this Agreement shall be issued by companies authorized to do business in the State where the policy is issued and also in the States where the Unencumbered Asset is located and having a rating in Best’s Key Rating Guide of at least “A” and a financial size category of at least “X.”

(e)No Borrower shall carry separate insurance, concurrent in kind or form or contributing in the event of loss, with any insurance required under this Agreement unless such insurance complies with the terms and provisions of this §7.7.

§7.8Taxes; Liens

.  The Subsidiary Borrowers will duly pay and discharge, or cause to be paid and discharged, before the same shall become delinquent, all material Taxes, material assessments and other material governmental charges imposed upon them or upon the Unencumbered Assets, as well as all material claims for labor, materials or supplies, that if unpaid might by law become a lien or charge upon any of the Unencumbered Assets or other material property of a Subsidiary Borrower; provided that any such Tax, assessment, charge or claim need not be paid if the validity or amount thereof shall currently be contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings which shall suspend the collection thereof with respect to such property (such that in the reasonable determination of Agent neither such property nor any portion thereof or interest therein would be in any danger of sale, forfeiture or loss by reason of such proceeding) and such Subsidiary Borrower or Parent Borrower shall have set aside on its books adequate reserves for such Tax, assessment, charge or claim in accordance with GAAP; and provided, further, that forthwith upon the commencement of proceedings to foreclose any lien that may have attached as security therefor, such Borrower either (i) will provide a bond issued by a surety reasonably acceptable to Agent and sufficient to stay all such proceedings or (ii) if no such bond is provided, will pay each such Tax, assessment, charge or claim.  With respect to all other material Real Estate of the Consolidated Group, Parent Borrower shall pay and discharge (or shall cause to be paid and discharged) as the same shall become due and payable all material Taxes, material assessments and other material governmental charges or claims upon it or its properties or assets, unless (a) 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 Consolidated Group or (b) the failure to do so would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

§7.9Inspection of Unencumbered Assets and Books

.  The Borrowers will permit Agent and Lenders, at the Borrowers’ expense (subject to the limitation set forth below) and upon reasonable prior notice, to visit and inspect any of the Unencumbered Assets during normal business hours, to examine the books of account of the Borrowers (and to make copies thereof and extracts therefrom) and to discuss the affairs, finances and accounts of the Borrowers with, and to be advised as to the same by, their respective officers, partners or members, all at such reasonable times and intervals as Agent may reasonably request, provided that so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Borrowers shall not be required to pay for such visits and inspections more often than once in any twelve (12) month period.  Agent shall use good faith efforts to coordinate such visits and inspections so as to minimize the interference with and disruption to the normal business operations of the Borrowers.

§7.10Compliance with Laws, Contracts, Licenses, and Permits

.  The Borrowers will comply in all material respects with (i) all applicable laws  (including without limitation Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions) and regulations now or hereafter in effect wherever its business is conducted, (ii) the provisions of its corporate charter, partnership agreement, limited liability company agreement or declaration of trust, as the case may be, and other charter documents and bylaws, (iii) all agreements and instruments to which it is a party or by which it or any of its properties may be bound, (iv) all applicable decrees, orders, and judgments, and (v) all licenses and permits required by applicable laws and regulations for the conduct of its business or the ownership, use or operation of its properties, except where a failure to so comply with any of clauses (i) through (v) would not reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.  If any authorization, consent, approval, permit or license from any officer, agency or instrumentality of any government shall become necessary or

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required in order that the Borrowers or their respective Subsidiaries may fulfill any of its obligations hereunder, the Borrowers or such Subsidiary will immediately take or cause to be taken all steps necessary to obtain such authorization, consent, approval, permit or license and furnish Agent and Lenders with evidence thereof, except to the extent any failure by the Borrowers to do so would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.  The Borrowers shall develop and implement such programs, policies and procedures as are necessary to comply, in all material respects, with the Patriot Act and Anti-Corruption Laws.

§7.11Further Assurances

.  The Borrowers will cooperate with Agent and Lenders and execute such further instruments and documents as Agent may reasonably request to carry out to its reasonable satisfaction the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

§7.12Beneficial Ownership Certification

.  Promptly following any change in beneficial ownership of any Borrower that would render any statement in any existing Beneficial Ownership Certification untrue or inaccurate, the Borrowers will provide an updated Beneficial Ownership Certification for such Borrower to Agent.

§7.13[Reserved]

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§7.14Business Operations

.  The Consolidated Group will not engage to any material extent in any business if, as a result, the general nature of the business in which the Consolidated Group, taken as a whole, would then be engaged would be substantially changed from the general nature of the business in which the Consolidated Group, taken as a whole, are engaged on the date of this Agreement.

§7.15[Reserved]

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§7.16Ownership of Real Estate

.  Without the prior written consent of Agent, the Unencumbered Asset of any Subsidiary Borrower shall not be owned or leased in any manner other than directly by such Subsidiary Borrower.

§7.17[Reserved]

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§7.18Plan Assets

.  The Borrowers shall use commercially reasonable efforts to do, or cause to be done, all things necessary to ensure that none of the Unencumbered Assets will be deemed to be Plan Assets at any time.

§7.19Parent Guarantor Covenants

.  The Borrowers shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause Parent Guarantor to comply with the following covenants (and by its execution and delivery of the Guaranty, Parent Guarantor covenants and agrees that):

(a)Parent Guarantor will not make or permit to be made, by voluntary or involuntary means, any transfer or encumbrance of its interest in Parent Borrower which would result in a Change of Control;

(b)Parent Guarantor shall not dissolve, liquidate, Divide or otherwise wind-up its business, affairs or assets, except to the extent permitted by §8.4;

(c)Parent Guarantor shall maintain at least one class of common shares having trading privileges on the New York Stock Exchange or the NYSE MKT LLC or which is the subject of price quotations in the over-the-counter market as reported by the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System; and

(d)Parent Guarantor will at all times comply with all applicable provisions of the Code necessary to allow Parent Guarantor to qualify for status as a real estate investment trust.

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§7.20Transactions With Affiliates

.  Each Loan Party will conduct all transactions otherwise permitted under the Loan Documents with any of their Affiliates (other than transactions exclusively among or between the Loan Parties) on terms that are fair and reasonable and no less favorable, when taken as a whole, to such Loan Party than it would obtain in a comparable arm’s‑length transaction with a Person not an Affiliate.

§7.21Keepwell

.  Each Loan Party that is a Qualified ECP Loan Party at the time any Specified Loan Party either becomes jointly and severally liable for any Hedge Obligations pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, hereby jointly and severally, absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably undertakes to provide such funds or other support to each Specified Loan Party with respect to such Hedge Obligation as may be needed by such Specified Loan Party from time to time to honor all of its obligations under the Loan Documents in respect of such Hedge Obligation (but, in each case, only up to the maximum amount of such liability that can be hereby incurred without rendering such Qualified ECP Loan Party’s obligations and undertakings hereunder voidable under applicable law relating to fraudulent conveyance or fraudulent transfer, and not for any greater amount).  The obligations and undertakings of each Qualified ECP Loan Party under this paragraph shall remain in full force and effect until all Obligations have been paid in full, in cash.  Each Borrower intends this paragraph to constitute, and this paragraph shall be deemed to constitute, a “keepwell, support, or other agreement” for the benefit of, each Specified Loan Party for all purposes of the Commodity Exchange Act and applicable CFTC Regulations.

§8NEGATIVE COVENANTS.

The Borrowers covenant and agree that, so long as any Loan or Note is outstanding or any Lender has any obligation to make any Loans:

§8.1Restrictions on Indebtedness

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The Loan Parties will not create, incur, assume, guarantee or be or remain liable, contingently or otherwise, with respect to any Indebtedness other than:

(i)(x) Indebtedness to Lenders arising under any of the Loan Documents, (y) Hedge Obligations to a Lender Hedge Provider, and (z) Indebtedness to any counterparty other than a Lender Hedge Provider with respect to any Derivatives Contract made in the ordinary course of business (and not for speculative purposes);

(ii)current liabilities incurred in the ordinary course of business but not incurred through (i) the borrowing of money, or (ii) the obtaining of credit except for credit on an open account basis customarily extended and in fact extended in connection with normal purchases of goods and services;

(iii)Indebtedness in respect of taxes, assessments, governmental charges or levies and claims for labor, materials and supplies to the extent that payment therefor shall not at the time be required to be made in accordance with the provisions of §7.8;

(iv)Indebtedness in respect of judgments only to the extent, for the period and for an amount not resulting in an Event of Default;

(v)endorsements for collection, deposit or negotiation and warranties of products or services, in each case incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(vi)Indebtedness incurred to any other landowners, government or quasi-government or entity or similar entity in the ordinary course of business in connection with the construction or development of any Real Estate, including, without limitation, subdivision improvement agreements, development agreements, reimbursement agreements, infrastructure development agreements, agreements to construct or pay for on-site or off-site improvements and similar agreements incurred in the ordinary course of

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business in connection with the development of Real Estate or construction of infrastructure in connection therewith;

(vii)(a) Secured Recourse Indebtedness of Parent Borrower, Parent Guarantor, or IR OpCo as and to the extent not prohibited (and subject to the limitations set forth) in §9.5 and (b) Unsecured Recourse Indebtedness of the Loan Parties as and to the extent not prohibited (and subject to the limitations set forth) in §9.9;

(viii)(a) the Indebtedness set forth on Schedule 8.1 hereto, and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of any such Indebtedness, (b) Indebtedness (including Capitalized Leases) financing the acquisition or replacement of equipment and, limited as to each of the Subsidiary Borrowers, to $25,000.00 per fiscal year, and (c) intercompany Indebtedness of the Loan Parties outstanding from time to time; provided that all such intercompany Indebtedness of any Loan Party owed to any Subsidiary of Parent Guarantor that is not a Loan Party shall be subordinated to the Obligations pursuant to an Intercompany Note;

(ix)Non-Recourse Indebtedness entered into in the ordinary course of business of the Loan Parties (other than a Subsidiary Borrower) (including, without limitation, any Indebtedness referred to in the proviso to the definition of Secured Recourse Indebtedness);

(x)[Reserved];

(xi)Recourse Indebtedness consisting of the Non-Recourse Exclusions in respect of Non-Recourse Indebtedness permitted to be incurred pursuant to §8.2(ix);

(xii)subject to the provisions of §9.5, Indebtedness of the Loan Parties (other than a Subsidiary Borrower) in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 in the aggregate assumed in connection with an Investment not prohibited by this Agreement and any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness incurred, issued or otherwise obtained to Refinance (in whole or in part) such Indebtedness; provided that, (A) immediately after giving effect to such Indebtedness, no Event of Default exists or is continuing or would result therefrom, and (B) such Indebtedness is and remains solely the obligation of the Person and/or such Person’s subsidiaries that are acquired and such Indebtedness was not incurred in anticipation of such Investment;

(xiii)(a) Indebtedness in respect of any bankers’ acceptance, bank guarantees, letters of credit, warehouse receipt or similar facilities entered into in the ordinary course of business (including in respect of workers’ compensation claims, health, disability or other employee benefits or property, casualty or liability insurance or self-insurance or other Indebtedness with respect to reimbursement-type obligations regarding workers’ compensation claims) and (b) Indebtedness represented by letters of credit, to the extent such letters of credit support Indebtedness otherwise permitted under this §8.1(xiii);

(xiv)Indebtedness arising from agreements providing for deferred compensation, indemnification, adjustments of purchase price (including “earnouts”) or similar obligations, in each case entered into in connection with any Investments not prohibited by this Agreement;

(xv)Indebtedness in respect of performance bonds, bid bonds, appeal bonds, surety bonds, performance and completion guarantees and similar obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business and not in connection with the borrowing of money;

(xvi)Indebtedness consisting of obligations to pay insurance premiums arising in the ordinary course of business and not in connection with the borrowing of money;

(xvii)Indebtedness representing deferred compensation to employees, consultants or independent contractors of, Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries incurred in the ordinary course of business or in connection with any Investments not prohibited by this Agreement;

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(xviii)obligations, under cash management agreements, cash management services and other Indebtedness in respect of netting services, automatic clearing house arrangements, employees’ credit or purchase cards, overdraft protections and similar arrangements in each case incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(xix)Indebtedness comprising take or pay obligations contained in supply agreements entered into the ordinary course of business; and

(xx)all customary premiums (if any), interest (including post-petition and capitalized interest), fees, expenses, charges and additional or contingent interest on obligations described in each of §8.1(i) through §8.1(xix) above.

§8.2Restrictions on Liens, Etc.

  The Loan Parties, respectively and as applicable, will not (a) create or incur or suffer to be created or incurred or to exist any lien, security title, encumbrance, mortgage, pledge, Negative Pledge, charge, restriction, or other security interest of any kind upon (i) any direct or indirect Equity Interests in (A) any Subsidiary Borrower held by Parent Borrower or IR OpCo, or (B) in Parent Borrower held by Parent Guarantor, or (ii) any Subsidiary Borrower’s material respective property or assets of any character whether now owned or hereafter acquired, or upon such Subsidiary Borrowers’ interest in the income or profits therefrom; (b) transfer (including by way of a Division) any of their material property or assets or the income or profits therefrom for the purpose of subjecting the same to the payment of Indebtedness or performance of any other material obligation in priority to payment of its general creditors; (c) acquire, or agree or have an option to acquire, any property or assets upon conditional sale or other title retention or purchase money security agreement, device or arrangement; (d) suffer to exist for a period of more than thirty (30) days after the same shall have been incurred any Indebtedness or claim or demand against any of them that if unpaid could by law or upon bankruptcy or insolvency, or otherwise, be given any priority whatsoever as to the Unencumbered Assets over any of their general creditors; (e) sell, assign, pledge or otherwise transfer any accounts, contract rights, general intangibles, chattel paper or instruments, with or without recourse; or (f) incur or maintain any obligation to any holder of Indebtedness of any of such Persons which prohibits the creation or maintenance of any lien securing the Obligations (collectively, “Liens”); provided that notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Loan Parties, respectively as applicable, may create or incur or suffer to be created or incurred or to exist:

(i)Liens on properties to secure taxes, assessments and other governmental charges (excluding any Lien imposed pursuant to any of the provisions of ERISA) or claims for labor, material or supplies incurred in the ordinary course of business, in each case to the extent not yet due or not overdue by more than sixty (60) days or are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted with adequate reserves being maintained by the Loan Parties in accordance with GAAP or not otherwise required to be paid or discharged under the terms of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents;

(ii)deposits or pledges made in connection with, or to secure payment of, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, old age pensions or other social security obligations;

(iii)Liens incurred or deposits made to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature, in each case in the ordinary course of business;

(iv)judgment liens and judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default;

(v)Liens consisting of pledges and/or security interests (x) in the Equity Interests of any Subsidiary of Parent Guarantor which is not a Borrower, IR OpCo or the holder of any direct or indirect interests in any Subsidiary Borrower or (y) in the assets or properties of any Person which is the direct or indirect

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holder of Equity Interests in any Subsidiary of Parent Guarantor which is not a Borrower or IR OpCo, in each case securing Indebtedness which is not prohibited by §8.1;

(vi)encumbrances on an Unencumbered Asset consisting of easements, rights of way, zoning restrictions, restrictions on the use of real property and defects and irregularities in the title thereto, landlord’s or lessor’s liens under leases to which a Borrower is a party, purchase money security interests and other liens or encumbrances, which do not individually or in the aggregate have a Material Adverse Effect;

(vii)Liens to secure the obligations in respect of Derivatives Contracts permitted to be entered into pursuant to §8.1(i)(z) hereof, but in no event secured by a Lien on any Unencumbered Asset;

(viii)[Reserved];

(ix)Liens securing or entered into in connection with any Indebtedness permitted under §8.1(vii), §8.1(viii), §8.1(ix), §8.1(xi), and §8.1(xii), and in each case any Refinancing thereof as Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness, in each case to the extent applicable (and subject to any applicable limitations set forth in §9), but in no event secured by any Lien on any Unencumbered Asset;

(x)Liens not securing Indebtedness in respect of property or assets imposed by law that were incurred in the ordinary course of business, including, but not limited to carriers’, suppliers’, warehousemen’s, materialmen’s and mechanics’ Liens and other similar Liens arising in the ordinary course of business which do not individually or in the aggregate have a Material Adverse Effect;

(xi)Liens or deposits made or other security provided to secure liabilities to insurance carriers under insurance or self-insurance arrangements;

(xii)leases or subleases granted in the ordinary course of business to others, and, any interest or title of a lessor under any lease not in violation of this Agreement;

(xiii)Liens arising from the rights of lessors under leases (including financing statements regarding property subject to lease) not in violation of the requirements of this Agreement, provided that such Liens are only in respect of the property subject to, and secure only, the respective lease (and any other lease with the same or an affiliated lessor);

(xiv)Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods in the ordinary course of business;

(xv)Liens (a) of a collection bank arising under Section 4-210 of the Uniform Commercial Code (or Section 4-208 of the Uniform Commercial Code) or any comparable or successor provision on items in the course of collection, and (b) in favor of banking institutions arising as a matter of law encumbering deposits (including the right of set-off) and which are within the general parameters customary in the banking industry;

(xvi)Liens that are contractual rights of set-off (i) relating to the establishment of depository relations with banks not given in connection with the issuance of Indebtedness or (ii) relating to pooled deposit or sweep accounts to permit satisfaction of overdraft or similar obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(xvii)Liens solely on any cash earnest money deposits made by a Borrower in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement permitted under this Agreement;

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(xviii)security given to a public utility or any municipality or Governmental Authority when required by such utility or authority in connection with the operations of that Person in the ordinary course of business;

(xix)operating leases of vehicles or equipment which are entered into in the ordinary course of the business or otherwise permitted under this Agreement;

(xx)statutory Liens incurred or pledges or deposits made, in each case in the ordinary course of business, in favor of a Governmental Authority to secure the performance of obligations of the Borrowers under Environmental Laws to which any such Person is subject; and

(xxi)(A) other than with respect to any Subsidiary Borrower:  to the extent constituting Negative Pledges, Liens consisting of (1) contractual obligations that exist on the date hereof and any agreement evidencing any permitted renewal, extension or refinancing of such contractual obligations so long as such renewal, extension or refinancing does not expand the scope of such agreement or obligation, (2) contractual obligations relating to any Permitted Lien or any asset sale or other disposition not prohibited by this Agreement and relate solely to assets or Persons subject to such Permitted Lien, asset sale or disposition, (3) contractual obligations in respect of customary provisions in joint venture agreements and other similar agreements applicable to joint ventures and applicable solely to such joint venture entered into in the ordinary course of business, (4) contractual obligations that include Negative Pledges and restrictions on Liens in favor of any holder of Indebtedness permitted under §8.1 above, but solely to the extent any Negative Pledge relates to the property financed by or the subject of such Indebtedness and the proceeds thereof, (5) contractual obligations that include customary restrictions on leases, subleases, licenses or asset sale agreements otherwise permitted hereby so long as such restrictions relate to the assets subject thereto, (6) contractual obligations relating to secured Indebtedness permitted pursuant to §8.1 above, to the extent that such restrictions apply only to the property or assets securing such Indebtedness or in the case of Indebtedness incurred in connection with an Investment not prohibited by this Agreement, only to the Person incurring or guaranteeing such Indebtedness, (7) contractual obligations that include customary provisions restricting subletting or assignment of any lease governing a leasehold interest of the Borrowers, (8) contractual obligations that include customary provisions restricting assignment of any agreement entered into in the ordinary course of business, and (9) contractual obligations that include customary restrictions that arise in connection with cash or other deposits permitted under this §8.2 and limited to such cash deposit; and (B) in respect of any Subsidiary Borrower, to the extent constituting Negative Pledges, Liens consisting of (1) contractual obligations that include Negative Pledges and restrictions on Liens in favor of any holder of Indebtedness permitted under §8.1 above (to the extent permitted to be incurred by a Subsidiary Borrower), but solely to the extent any Negative Pledge relates to the property financed by or the subject of such Indebtedness and the proceeds thereof (but not with respect to any Distributions to be made, directly or indirectly, to a Loan Party), (2) contractual obligations that include customary restrictions on leases, subleases, licenses or asset sale agreements otherwise permitted hereby so long as such restrictions relate to the assets subject thereto, (3) contractual obligations relating to secured Indebtedness permitted pursuant to §8.1 above (to the extent permitted to be incurred by a Subsidiary Borrower), to the extent that such restrictions apply only to the property or assets securing such Indebtedness (but not with respect to any Distributions to be made, directly or indirectly, to a Loan Party), (4) contractual obligations that include customary provisions restricting subletting or assignment of any lease governing a leasehold interest of such Subsidiary Borrower, (5) contractual obligations that include customary provisions restricting assignment of any agreement entered into in the ordinary course of business, and (6) contractual obligations that include customary restrictions that arise in connection with cash or other deposits permitted under this §8.2 and limited to such cash deposit.

§8.3[Reserved]

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§8.4Merger, Consolidation

.  No Loan Party will dissolve, liquidate, dispose of all or substantially all of its assets or business, merge, reorganize, Divide, consolidate or consummate any other business combination, in each case without the prior written consent of the Required Lenders, except (i) for the merger

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or consolidation of one or more of the Subsidiaries of Parent Borrower (other than any Subsidiary that is a Subsidiary Borrower) with and into Parent Borrower (it being understood and agreed that in any such event Parent Borrower will be the surviving Person), (ii) for the merger or consolidation of two or more Subsidiaries of Parent Borrower, (iii) for the merger or consolidation of two or more Subsidiary Borrowers, (iv) in connection with the removal of all Unencumbered Assets owned by a Subsidiary Borrower in accordance with §5.3 or §5.4 or (v) the merger or consolidation of Parent Borrower or Parent Guarantor to the extent it does not result in a Change of Control.

§8.5[Reserved]

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§8.6Compliance with Environmental Laws

.  None of the Subsidiary Borrowers will do any of the following:  (a) use any of the Unencumbered Assets or any portion thereof as a facility for the handling, processing, storage or disposal of Hazardous Substances, except for quantities of Hazardous Substances used in the ordinary course of such Borrower’s or its tenants’ business and in material compliance with all applicable Environmental Laws, (b) cause or permit to be located on any of the Unencumbered Assets any underground tank or other underground storage receptacle for Hazardous Substances except in material compliance with Environmental Laws, (c) generate any Hazardous Substances on any of the Unencumbered Assets except in material compliance with Environmental Laws, (d) conduct any activity at any Unencumbered Assets or use any Unencumbered Assets in any manner that would reasonably be likely to cause a Release of Hazardous Substances on, upon or into the Unencumbered Assets or any surrounding properties which would reasonably be likely to give rise to material liability under CERCLA or any other Environmental Law, or (e) directly or indirectly transport or arrange for the transport of any Hazardous Substances (except in compliance with all material Environmental Laws) in connection with any Unencumbered Assets, except, any such use, generation, conduct or other activity described in clauses (a) to (e) of this §8.6 would not reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

The Subsidiary Borrowers shall:

(i)in the event of any change in applicable Environmental Laws governing the assessment, release or removal of Hazardous Substances with respect to any Unencumbered Asset, take all reasonable action as required by such laws, and

(ii)if any Release or disposal of Hazardous Substances which Subsidiary Borrowers are legally obligated to contain, correct or otherwise remediate shall occur or shall have occurred on any Unencumbered Asset (including without limitation any such Release or disposal occurring prior to the acquisition or leasing of such Unencumbered Asset by the Borrowers), the relevant Borrower shall, after obtaining knowledge thereof, cause the performance of actions required by applicable Environmental Laws at the Unencumbered Asset in material compliance with all applicable Environmental Laws; provided, that each of the Borrowers shall be deemed to be in compliance with Environmental Laws for the purpose of this clause (ii) so long as it or a responsible third party with sufficient financial resources is taking reasonable action to remediate or manage such event to the reasonable satisfaction of Agent or has taken and is diligently pursuing a challenge to any such alleged legal obligation through appropriate administrative or judicial proceedings.  Agent may engage its own environmental consultant to review the environmental assessments and the compliance with the covenants contained herein.

§8.7[Reserved]

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§8.8Asset Sales

.  The Subsidiary Borrowers will not sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of (including by way of a Division) any material asset unless (a) immediately after giving effect to such transaction, the Loan Parties’ will be in compliance with the covenants contained in §9 and (b) in the case of the sale, transfer or other disposal of an Unencumbered Asset, such sale, transfer or disposal is made in compliance with §5.4.

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§8.9[Reserved]

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§8.10Restriction on Prepayment of Indebtedness

.  No Subsidiary Borrower will (a) voluntarily prepay, redeem, defease, purchase or otherwise retire the principal amount, in whole or in part, of any Indebtedness that is junior in right of payment to the Obligations, except in accordance with the subordination provisions applicable thereto; provided, that the foregoing shall not prohibit (x) any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness, (y) the prepayment, redemption, defeasance or other retirement of Indebtedness which is financed solely from the proceeds of a new loan or external equity which would otherwise be permitted by the terms of §8.1; and (z) the prepayment, redemption, defeasance or other retirement of the principal of Indebtedness secured by Real Estate which is satisfied solely from the proceeds of a sale of the Real Estate securing such Indebtedness or external equity; and (b) modify any document evidencing any Indebtedness that is junior in right of payment to the Obligations to accelerate the maturity date of such Indebtedness after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default.

§8.11[Reserved]

.  

§8.12Derivatives Contracts

.  No Subsidiary Borrower shall contract, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Derivatives Contracts except for Derivative Contracts made in the ordinary course of business and not prohibited pursuant to §8.1 which are not secured by any Lien on any Unencumbered Asset or on the direct or indirect Equity Interests of any Subsidiary Borrower.  All Derivatives Contracts (including, without limitation, any and all guarantees provided in connection therewith) shall at all times be in compliance, in all material respects, with the Commodity Exchange Act and all CFTC Regulations.

§8.13[Reserved]

(a).  

§8.14[Reserved]

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§9FINANCIAL COVENANTS.

The Borrowers covenant and agree that, so long as any Loan, Letter of Credit, or Note is outstanding or any Lender has any obligation to make any Loans (or participate in the issuance of any Letter of Credit), the Loan Parties shall comply with the following covenants, with such compliance being tested quarterly, as of the close of each fiscal quarter.

§9.1Maximum Consolidated Leverage Ratio

.  The Consolidated Leverage Ratio shall not exceed sixty percent (60%); provided, however, that for up to two consecutive fiscal quarters following a Material Acquisition, the Consolidated Leverage Ratio may increase to, but may not exceed, sixty-five percent (65%).

§9.2Minimum Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio

.  The Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall not be less than 1.50 to 1.00, determined based on information for the most recent fiscal quarter annualized.

§9.3Minimum Consolidated Tangible Net Worth

.  The Consolidated Tangible Net Worth shall not be less than the sum of (x) $730,728,000.00 plus (y) seventy-five percent (75%) of the aggregate proceeds received by Parent Guarantor or any Borrower (net of reasonable and customary related fees and expenses and net of any intercompany contributions among Parent Guarantor and its Subsidiaries) in connection with any offering of stock or other Equity Interests of such Person (but excluding any such offering to Parent Guarantor or any of its Subsidiaries), on a cumulative basis, from and after December 31, 2018.

§9.4Maximum Distributions

.  Parent Guarantor shall not make any Distributions in excess of the greater of (a) the amount which, after giving effect to the making of any such Distribution, would exceed (x) one hundred ten percent (110%), for the period from and after the Closing Date through and including May 9, 2021, and (y) one hundred percent (100%), at any time after May 9, 2021, of Funds from Operations of the

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Consolidated Group for the four (4) fiscal quarter period then most recently ended and (b) the amount of Distributions required for Parent Guarantor to comply with all applicable provisions of the Code necessary or required to allow Parent Guarantor to maintain its status as a real estate investment trust and to avoid imposition of income or excise taxes under the Code.

§9.5Maximum Secured Leverage Ratio

.  The Secured Leverage Ratio shall not exceed forty percent (40%); provided, however, that for up to two consecutive fiscal quarters following a Material Acquisition, the Secured Leverage Ratio may increase to, but may not exceed, forty-five percent (45%).

§9.6[Reserved]

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§9.7Maximum Unhedged Variable Rate Indebtedness

.  The aggregate amount of Unhedged Variable Rate Indebtedness of the Consolidated Group shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of Gross Asset Value.

§9.8Unencumbered Assets

.  There shall be at all times at least five (5) Unencumbered Assets and the Total Unencumbered Asset Value shall be at least One Hundred Million Dollars ($100,000,000.00).

§9.9Maximum Unsecured Leverage Ratio

.  The Unsecured Leverage Ratio shall not exceed sixty percent (60%); provided, however, that for up to two consecutive fiscal quarters following a Material Acquisition, the Unsecured Leverage Ratio may increase to, but may not exceed, sixty-five percent (65%).

§9.10Minimum Unencumbered Assets Debt Service Coverage Ratio

.  The Unencumbered Assets Debt Service Coverage Ratio shall not be less than 1.30:1.00.

§10CLOSING CONDITIONS.

The obligation of Lenders to make Loans on the Closing Date shall be subject to the satisfaction (or waiver) of the following conditions precedent:

§10.1Loan Documents

.  Each of the Loan Documents shall have been duly executed and delivered by the respective parties thereto and shall be in full force and effect.  Agent shall have received a fully executed counterpart of each such document.

§10.2Certified Copies of Organizational Documents

.  Agent shall have received from each Loan Party (and for such constituent entities as is necessary to confirm each Loan Party’s authority to enter into the Loan Documents) a copy, certified as of a recent date by the appropriate officer of each State in which such Person is organized and in which the Unencumbered Assets are located and a duly authorized officer, partner or member of such Person, as applicable, to be true and complete, of the partnership agreement, corporate charter or operating agreement and/or other organizational agreements of such Loan Party, as applicable, and its qualification to do business, as applicable, as in effect on such date of certification.

§10.3Resolutions

.  All action on the part of each Borrower and each Guarantor, as applicable, necessary for the valid execution, delivery and performance by such Person of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Person is or is to become a party shall have been duly and effectively taken, and evidence thereof reasonably satisfactory to Agent shall have been provided to Agent.

§10.4Incumbency Certificate; Authorized Signers

.  Agent shall have received from each Borrower an incumbency certificate, dated as of the Closing Date, signed by a duly authorized officer of such Person and giving the name and bearing a specimen signature of each individual who shall be authorized to sign, in the name and on behalf of such Person, each of the Loan Documents to which such Person is or is to become a party.  Agent shall have also received from each Borrower a certificate, dated as of the Closing Date, signed by a duly authorized representative of the Borrowers and giving the name and specimen signature of each Authorized

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Officer who shall be authorized to make Loan Requests and Conversion/Continuation Requests and to give notices and to take other action on behalf of the Borrowers under the Loan Documents.

§10.5Opinion of Counsel

.  Agent shall have received an opinion addressed to Lenders and Agent and dated as of the Closing Date from counsel to the Loan Parties in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent.

§10.6Payment of Fees

.  The Borrowers shall have paid to Agent and Arrangers the fees payable pursuant to §4.2.

§10.7Opinion of Agent’s Special Counsel

.  Agent shall have received an opinion of Agent’s Special Counsel, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent.

§10.8Performance; No Default

.  The Loan Parties shall have performed and complied with all terms and conditions herein required to be performed or complied with by them on or prior to the Closing Date, and on the Closing Date there shall exist no Default or Event of Default and Parent Borrower shall have delivered to Agent a certificate signed on behalf of Parent Borrower by an Authorized Officer confirming the same.

§10.9Representations and Warranties

.  The representations and warranties made by the Loan Parties in the Loan Documents or otherwise made by or on behalf of the Borrowers and their respective Subsidiaries in connection therewith or after the date thereof shall have been true and correct in all material respects when made and shall also be true and correct in all material respects on the Closing Date and Parent Borrower shall have delivered to Agent a certificate signed on behalf of Parent Borrower by an Authorized Officer confirming the same.

§10.10Proceedings and Documents

.  All proceedings in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Agent’s counsel in form and substance, and Agent shall have received all information and such counterpart originals or certified copies of such documents and such other certificates, opinions, assurances, consents, approvals or documents as Agent and Agent’s counsel may reasonably require and are customarily required in connection with similar transactions.

§10.11KYC, Etc

.  Agent shall have received documentation and other information reasonably requested by any Lender at least ten Business Days prior to the Closing Date in connection with applicable “know your customer” and Anti-Corruption Laws, including, without limitation, the Patriot Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to such Lender and delivered at least five Business Days prior to the Closing Date.

§10.12Compliance Certificate

.  Agent shall have received a Compliance Certificate and Availability Certificate dated as of the date of the Closing Date demonstrating compliance with each of the covenants calculated therein.  Further, such Compliance Certificate shall include within the calculation of Consolidated Asset NOI for any Unencumbered Assets which have been owned for less than a calendar quarter, and shall be based upon financial data and information with respect to Unencumbered Assets as of the end of the most recent calendar month as to which data and information is available.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the financial ratios and tests set forth in §9 (the “Specified Financial Covenants”), shall be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis in determining compliance of such Specified Financial Covenants as of the Closing Date; provided, however, (1) in making any determination on a Pro Forma Basis, the calculations shall be made in good faith by an Authorized Officer of Parent Borrower; (2) determination of compliance with the Specified Financial Covenants on a Pro Forma Basis, as and when expressly provided above, shall not relate to any other or further date or period of determination with respect to compliance with such Specified Financial Covenants; and (3) the foregoing shall not be deemed or construed to modify, amend, limit, waive, or suspect any of the Specified Financial Covenants, as further provided in §9 or otherwise provided herein.

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§10.13[Reserved]

.

§10.14 Consents

.  Agent shall have received evidence reasonably satisfactory to Agent that all necessary stockholder, partner, member or other consents required in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents have been obtained.

§10.15Refinancing

.  Agent shall be satisfied that all Indebtedness under the Existing Credit Agreement (other than any Existing Letters of Credit and the Rollover Loans) has been paid in full and all commitments thereunder have been terminated at or prior to the Closing Date.

§10.16Other

.  Agent shall have reviewed such other documents, instruments, certificates, opinions, assurances, consents and approvals as Agent or Agent’s Special Counsel may reasonably have requested.

§11CONDITIONS TO ALL BORROWINGS.

The obligations of Lenders to make any Loan, whether on or after the Closing Date, shall also be subject to the satisfaction (or waiver) of the following conditions precedent:

§11.1Prior Conditions Satisfied

.  All conditions set forth in §10 shall continue to be satisfied as of the date upon which any Loan is to be made, provided that this §11.1 shall not require any Borrower to comply with the conditions set forth in §10.2, §10.3, §10.4, and §10.5 with respect to any Real Estate which has previously been included in the Unencumbered Assets.

§11.2Representations True; No Default

.  The representations and warranties made by the Borrowers and Guarantors, respectively, in the Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects on the date the Loan is made, both immediately before and after the Loan is made (it being understood and agreed that any representation or warranty which by its terms is made as of a specified date shall be required to be true and correct only as of such specified date) and no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

§11.3Borrowing Documents

.  Agent shall have received a fully completed Loan Request for such Loan and the other documents and information (including, without limitation, a Compliance Certificate) as required by §2.7, or a fully completed Letter of Credit Request required by §2.10 in the form of Exhibit E hereto fully completed, as applicable.

§11.4[Reserved]

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§12EVENTS OF DEFAULT; ACCELERATION; ETC.

§12.1Events of Default and Acceleration

.  If any of the following events (“Events of Default” or, if the giving of notice or the lapse of time or both is required, then, prior to such notice or lapse of time, “Defaults”) shall occur:

(a)the Borrowers shall fail to pay any principal of the Loans when the same shall become due and payable, whether at the stated date of maturity or any accelerated date of maturity or at any other date fixed for payment;

(b)the Borrowers shall fail to pay any interest on the Loans within five (5) Business Days of the date that the same shall become due and payable, any reimbursement obligations with respect to the Letters of Credit or any fees or other sums due hereunder (other than any voluntary prepayment) or under any of the other Loan Documents within five (5) Business Days after notice from Agent, whether at the stated date of maturity or any accelerated date of maturity or at any other date fixed for payment;

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(c)[Reserved];

(d)any of the Borrowers shall fail to perform any other term, covenant or agreement contained in §9.1, §9.2, §9.3, §9.4, §9.5, §9.7, §9.9 or §9.10 which they are required to perform;

(e)any of the Loan Parties shall fail to perform any other term, covenant or agreement contained herein or in any of the other Loan Documents which they are required to perform (other than those specified in the other subclauses of this §12 (including, without limitation, §12.2 below) or in the other Loan Documents), and such failure shall continue for thirty (30) days after such Borrower receives from Agent written notice thereof, and in the case of a default that cannot be cured within such thirty (30)-day period despite such Borrower’s diligent efforts but is susceptible of being cured within ninety (90) days of such Borrower’s receipt of Agent’s original notice, then such Borrower shall have such additional time as is reasonably necessary to effect such cure, but in no event in excess of ninety (90) days from such Borrower’s receipt of Agent’s original notice; provided that the foregoing cure provisions shall not pertain to any default consisting of a failure to comply with §8.4, or to any Default excluded from any provision of cure of defaults contained in any other of the Loan Documents and with respect to any defaults under §8.1, §8.2 or §8.8, the thirty (30) day cure period described above shall be reduced to a period of ten (10) Business Days and no additional cure period shall be provided with respect to such defaults;

(f)any material representation or warranty made by or on behalf of the Borrowers or any of their respective Subsidiaries in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or any report, certificate, financial statement, request for a Loan, or in any other document or instrument delivered pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement, any advance of a Loan, or any of the other Loan Documents shall prove to have been false in any material respect upon the date when made or deemed to have been made;

(g)Any Borrower or Guarantor (or Subsidiary thereof) defaults under (i) any Recourse Indebtedness in an aggregate amount equal to or greater than $5,000,000.00 with respect to all uncured defaults at any time, (ii) any Non-Recourse Indebtedness in an aggregate amount equal to or greater than $50,000,000.00 with respect to all uncured defaults at any time, (iii) the 2017 Term Loan Agreement or (iv) the 2018 Term Loan Agreement;

(h)any of the Borrowers or Guarantors, (i) shall make an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or admit in writing its general inability to pay or generally fail to pay its debts as they mature or become due, or shall petition or apply for the appointment of a trustee or other custodian, liquidator or receiver for it or any substantial part of its assets, (ii) shall commence any case or other proceeding relating to it under any bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, insolvency, readjustment of debt, dissolution or liquidation or similar law of any jurisdiction, now or hereafter in effect, or (iii) shall take any action to authorize any of the foregoing;

(i)a petition or application shall be filed for the appointment of a trustee or other custodian, liquidator or receiver of any of the Borrowers or Guarantors or any substantial part of the assets of any thereof, or a case or other proceeding shall be commenced against any such Person under any bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, insolvency, readjustment of debt, dissolution or liquidation or similar law of any jurisdiction, now or hereafter in effect, and any such Person shall indicate its approval thereof, consent thereto or acquiescence therein or such petition, application, case or proceeding shall not have been dismissed within sixty (60) days following the filing or commencement thereof;

(j)a decree or order is entered appointing a trustee, custodian, liquidator or receiver for any of the Borrowers or Guarantors or adjudicating any such Person, bankrupt or insolvent, or approving a petition in any such case or other proceeding, or a decree or order for relief is entered in respect of any such Person in an involuntary case under federal bankruptcy laws as now or hereafter constituted;

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(k)there shall remain in force, undischarged, unsatisfied and unstayed, for more than sixty (60) days, whether or not consecutive, one or more uninsured or unbonded final judgments against any Guarantor or Borrower (or Subsidiary thereof) that, either individually or in the aggregate, exceed $5,000,000.00;

(l)any of the Loan Documents shall be canceled, terminated, revoked or rescinded by any Borrower or any Guarantor otherwise than in accordance with the terms thereof or the express prior written agreement, consent or approval of the Required Lenders, or any action at law, suit in equity or other legal proceeding to cancel, revoke or rescind any of the Loan Documents shall be commenced by or on behalf of any of the Borrowers, or any court or any other governmental or regulatory authority or agency of competent jurisdiction shall make a determination, or issue a judgment, order, decree or ruling, to the effect that any one or more of the material Loan Documents is illegal, invalid or unenforceable in accordance with the terms thereof, and in each case of the foregoing the Borrowers fail to enter into an amendment or modification to the existing Loan Documents or enter into new documentation, each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Required Lenders, which have the effect of rendering the cancellation, termination, revocation, rescission, illegality, invalidity or unenforceability immaterial;

(m)any dissolution, termination, partial or complete liquidation, merger or consolidation of any of the Loan Parties shall occur or any sale, transfer or other disposition of the assets of any of the Loan Parties shall occur other, in each case, than as permitted under the terms of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents;

(n)with respect to any Plan, an ERISA Reportable Event shall have occurred and such event reasonably would be likely to result in liability of any of the Borrowers to pay money to the PBGC or such Plan in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000,000.00 and one of the following shall apply with respect to such event:  (x) such event in the circumstances occurring reasonably would be likely to result in the termination of such Plan by the PBGC or for the appointment by the appropriate United States District Court of a trustee to administer such Plan; or (y) a trustee shall have been appointed by the United States District Court to administer such Plan; or (z) the PBGC shall have instituted proceedings to terminate such Plan;

(o)the occurrence of any Change of Control; or

(p)an Event of Default under any of the other Loan Documents shall occur (subject, in any case, to any applicable cure provision set forth in §12.1(e);

then, and upon any such Event of Default, Agent may, and upon the request of the Required Lenders shall, by notice in writing to the Borrowers declare all amounts owing with respect to this Agreement, the Notes, and the other Loan Documents to be, and they shall thereupon forthwith become, immediately due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrowers; provided that in the event of any Event of Default specified in §12.1(h), §12.1(i) or §12.1(j), all such amounts shall become immediately due and payable automatically and without any requirement of presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind from any Lender or Agent.

§12.2Certain Cure Periods

.  In the event that there shall occur any Default or Event of Default that relates only to certain Unencumbered Asset(s) or the owner(s) thereof (if such owner is a Subsidiary Borrower), then the Borrowers may elect to cure such Default or Event of Default (so long as no other Default or Event of Default would arise as a result of such Default or Event of Default) by electing to remove such Unencumbered Asset(s) and the applicable Subsidiary Borrower(s) pursuant to §5.4 and remove such Unencumbered Asset(s) from the calculation of the covenants in §9 (and the Borrowers’ compliance with §3.2 as a result thereof), in which event such removal and reduction shall be completed within thirty (30) days after receipt of notice of such Default or Event of Default from Agent or the Required Lenders.

§12.3Termination of Commitments and Actions in Respect of Letters of Credit

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(a)If any one or more Events of Default specified in §12.1(h), §12.1(i) or §12.1(j) shall occur, then immediately and without any action on the part of Agent or any Lender the Commitments shall terminate and Lenders shall be relieved of all obligations to make Loans or issue Letters of Credit to the Borrowers.  If any other Event of Default shall have occurred, Agent may, and upon the election of the Required Lenders shall, by notice to the Borrowers terminate the obligation to make Loans and issue Letters of Credit to the Borrowers.  No termination under this §12.3 shall relieve the Borrowers of their obligations to Lenders arising under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents.

(b)If any Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, Agent may, or shall at the request of the Required Lenders, irrespective of whether it is taking any of the actions described in §12.4 or §4.16(e) or otherwise, make demand upon the Borrowers to, and forthwith upon such demand the Borrowers will, pay to Agent on behalf of Lenders in same day funds at Agent’s office designated in such demand, for deposit in the LC Cash Collateral Account, an amount equal to the LC Exposure at such time.  If at any time Agent or an Issuing Lender determines that any funds held in the LC Cash Collateral Account are subject to any right or claim of any Person other than Agent and Lenders with respect to the Obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents, or that the total amount of such funds is less than the LC Exposure, the Borrowers will, forthwith upon demand by Agent, pay to Agent, as additional funds to be deposited and held in the LC Cash Collateral Account, an amount equal to the excess of (a) the LC Exposure over (b) the total amount of funds, if any, then held in the LC Cash Collateral Account that Agent determines to be free and clear of any such right and claim.  Upon the drawing of any Letter of Credit for which funds are on deposit in the LC Cash Collateral Account, such funds shall be applied to reimburse the applicable Issuing Lender or Lenders, as applicable, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

§12.4Remedies

.  In case any one or more Events of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, and whether or not Lenders shall have accelerated the maturity of the Loans pursuant to §12.1, Agent on behalf of Lenders may, and upon the direction of the Required Lenders shall, proceed to protect and enforce their rights and remedies under this Agreement, the Notes and/or any of the other Loan Documents by suit in equity, action at law or other appropriate proceeding, including to the full extent permitted by applicable law the specific performance of any covenant or agreement contained in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, the obtaining of the ex parte appointment of a receiver, and, if any amount shall have become due, by declaration or otherwise, the enforcement of the payment thereof.  No remedy herein conferred upon Agent or the holder of any Note is intended to be exclusive of any other remedy and each and every remedy shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other remedy given hereunder or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or by statute or any other provision of law.  Notwithstanding the provisions of this Agreement providing that the Loans may be evidenced by multiple Notes in favor of Lenders, Lenders acknowledge and agree that only Agent may exercise any remedies arising by reason of a Default or Event of Default.  If any Borrower fails to perform any agreement or covenant contained in this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents beyond any applicable period for notice and cure, Agent may itself perform, or cause to be performed, any agreement or covenant of such Person contained in this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents which such Person shall fail to perform, and the out-of-pocket costs of such performance, together with any reasonable expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees actually incurred (including attorneys’ fees incurred in any appeal) by Agent in connection therewith, shall be payable by the Borrowers upon demand and shall constitute a part of the Obligations and shall if not paid within five (5) Business Days after demand bear interest at the rate for overdue amounts as set forth in this Agreement.  In the event that all or any portion of the Obligations is collected by or through an attorney-at-law, the Borrowers shall pay all costs of collection including, but not limited to, reasonable and documented attorneys’ fees.

§12.5Distribution of Loan Proceeds

.  In the event that, following the occurrence and during the continuance of an