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 UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
 WASHINGTON, DC 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):  June 28, 2019
 
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware
001-31463
16-1241537
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
345 Court Street, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 15108
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, and Zip Code)
 
(724) 273-3400
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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

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

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

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

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

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value
DKS
The New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging Growth Company o






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






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ITEM 1.01 ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT

On June 28, 2019, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (the “Company”) and certain other subsidiaries of the Company entered into a fourth amendment (the “Fourth Amendment”) to the Company’s Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of August 12, 2015, as amended (the “Existing Credit Agreement” and as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time including as amended by the Fourth Amendment, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among the Company, the Guarantors party thereto, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, and the other Lenders party thereto.
Pursuant to the terms of the Fourth Amendment, the maturity date of the commitments and loans under the Existing Credit Agreement was extended to June 28, 2024. Additionally, the aggregate commitments under the senior secured credit facility were increased by $350 million, to $1.6 billion, and the uncommitted accordion feature thereunder was increased by $150 million, to $500 million. The Fourth Amendment also modified certain terms and provisions of the Existing Credit Agreement in connection with the increased loan commitments, including, among other amendments, increasing the Company's flexibility with respect to dividends and share repurchases and reducing the Company's obligations with respect to the frequency of field exams and appraisals, cash dominion terms, and borrowing base reporting triggers.
The foregoing description of the Fourth Amendment and the Credit Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full and complete terms of the Credit Agreement as amended and the terms of the Fourth Amendment which are included as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and 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 in Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference into this Item 2.03.

ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
 
(d)  Exhibits.
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
 
10.1
 
Fourth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (including conformed copy of the Credit Agreement as Annex A thereto), dated as of June 28, 2019, among Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. and Dick’s Merchandising & Supply Chain, Inc., as borrowers, the guarantors party thereto, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, collateral agent, letter of credit issuer and swing line lender, and the lenders party thereto.







SIGNATURE
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 thereunto duly authorized.
 
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: July 3, 2019
By:
/s/ LEE J. BELITSKY
 
Name:
Lee J. Belitsky
 
Title:
Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer






Exhibit Index
 
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
 
10.1
 





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Section 2: EX-10.1 (EXHIBIT 10.1)

Exhibit


Exhibit 10.1

Execution Version


FOURTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT

This FOURTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is made as of June 28, 2019, by and among:
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, INC., a Delaware corporation, and DICK’S MERCHANDISING & SUPPLY CHAIN, INC., an Ohio corporation (jointly and severally, individually and collectively, the “Borrower”),
the Guarantors referred to on the signature pages hereof,
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, a national banking association with offices at One Boston Place, 19th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02108, as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent (in such capacities, the “Agent”) for the Credit Parties and as L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender; and
the Lenders referred to on the signature pages hereof.

WITNESSETH:

A.    Reference is made to a certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of August 12, 2015 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time prior to the date hereof, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among (i) the Borrowers, (ii) the Guarantors from time to time party thereto, (iii) the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and (iv) the Agent. All capitalized terms used herein, and not otherwise defined herein, shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Credit Agreement.
B.    The Borrower has requested, among other amendments, certain amendments to the Credit Agreement in order to (a) extend the Maturity Date and (b)(x) increase the Aggregate Commitments by an amount up to $350,000,000 to $1,600,000,000 (the “Commitment Increase”, with the Increase Effective Date for the Commitment Increase being the Amendment Effective Date (as defined herein)) and the Lenders named on Schedule 2.01 hereto (such Lenders being collectively referred to as the “Increasing Lenders”) have agreed to provide Commitments in respect of the Commitment Increase, and (y) increase the incremental capacity under Section 2.15 of the Credit Agreement by an amount up to $150,000,000 to $500,000,000.
C.    The Loan Parties, the Agent, and the Lenders have agreed to amend certain terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement and to provide for the Commitment Increase as provided herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
1.
Amendments to Credit Agreement.

(a)
    Composite Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement is hereby amended to delete the bold, stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and to add the bold, double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth in the pages of the Credit Agreement attached as Annex A hereto.






(b)
Schedules and Exhibits to Credit Agreement. The Schedules and Exhibits to the Credit Agreement are hereby deleted in their entirety and the Schedules and Exhibits attached to Annex A hereto are substituted in their stead.

2.
Commitment Increase.

(a)
Each Increasing Lender hereby agrees that, on, and subject to the occurrence of, the Amendment Effective Date, (i) such Increasing Lender shall increase its Commitment to an amount equal to the amount set forth opposite such Increasing Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 to this Amendment; and (ii) such Increasing Lender shall continue to be a “Lender” for all purposes of, and subject to all the obligations of a “Lender” under the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents. Each Loan Party and the Agent hereby agrees that, from and after the Amendment Effective Date, each Increasing Lender shall be deemed to be, and shall be a “Lender” for all purposes of, and with all the rights and remedies of a “Lender” under, the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents. From and after the Amendment Effective Date, each reference in the Credit Agreement to any existing Lender’s Commitments shall mean such Lender’s Commitment as set forth opposite its name on Schedule 2.01 to this Amendment under the heading “Commitment”.

(b)
The Agent and the Increasing Lenders hereby agree that this Amendment shall constitute the giving of the notice required by Section 2.15(a) of the Credit Agreement with respect to the Commitment Increase, and that each Increasing Lender’s delivery of its executed signature page to this Amendment shall constitute its agreement to increase its Commitment to the extent set forth in Schedule 2.01 to this Amendment notwithstanding any provision of Section 2.15(b) of the Credit Agreement to the contrary.

3.
Ratification of Loan Documents. Except as specifically amended by this Amendment and the other documents executed and delivered in connection herewith, all of the terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement, the Security Agreement and of the other Loan Documents shall remain in full force and effect as in effect prior to the date hereof. The Loan Parties hereby ratify, confirm, and reaffirm that all representations and warranties of such Loan Parties contained in the Credit Agreement, the Security Agreement and each other Loan Document are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date hereof (except (i) to the extent that such representations and warranties are qualified by materiality, in which case they are true and correct in all respects, and (ii) to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects (or in all respects, as applicable) as of such earlier date).

4.
Conditions Precedent to Effectiveness. This Amendment shall not be effective until each of the following conditions precedent has been fulfilled to the reasonable satisfaction of the Agent (the date such conditions have been satisfactorily fulfilled, the “Amendment Effective Date”):

(a)
the Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals, telecopies or other electronic image scan transmission (e.g., “pdf” or “tif ” via electronic mail) (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party or the Lenders, as applicable, each dated the date hereof (or, in the case of certificates of governmental officials, a recent date before such date) and each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent:

(i)
this Amendment, duly executed by the Borrowers, the Guarantors, the Agent, and Lenders constituting the Required Lenders (in the case of the amendments set forth in Section 1 of this Amendment other than to the definition of “Aggregate Commitment”) and each Increasing Lender (in the case of the Commitment Increase);

(ii)
a Note executed by the Borrowers in favor of each Lender requesting a Note not later than one (1) Business Day prior to the Amendment Effective Date;






(iii)
a Confirmation, Ratification and Amendment of Ancillary Loan Documents, duly executed by the Borrowers, the Guarantors and the Agent together with any ratifications and supplements, if applicable, of the Security Documents duly executed by the Loan Parties;

(iv)
the Fourth Amendment Fee Letter, duly executed by the Borrowers and the Agent;

(v)
an Information Certificate, duly executed by each Loan Party;

(vi)
such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan Party as the Agent may require evidencing (A) the authority of each Loan Party to enter into this Amendment and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party or is to become a party and (B) the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Amendment and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party or is to become a party, and attaching copies of each Loan Party’s Organization Documents and such other documents and certifications as the Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each Loan Party is duly organized or formed, and that each Loan Party is validly existing, in good standing and qualified to engage in business in its jurisdiction of formation;

(vii)
a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers certifying (A) that the conditions specified in clauses (f) and (g) of this Section 4 have been satisfied, (B) that, before and after giving effect to the Commitment Increase, (1) the representations and warranties contained in Article V of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Amendment Effective Date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date, and in the case of any representation and warranty qualified by materiality, they shall be true and correct in all respects, and except that for purposes of Section 2.15 of the Credit Agreement, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 of the Credit Agreement shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01 of the Credit Agreement, and (2) no Default or Event of Default exists or would arise therefrom; and

(viii)
a Borrowing Base Certificate dated as of the date hereof, relating to the Fiscal Quarter ended on May 4, 2019, and executed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower;

(b)
the Agent shall have received a favorable opinion of Shearman & Sterling LLP, counsel to the Loan Parties, and of Dentons US LLP, Ohio local counsel to the Loan Parties, in each case, addressed to the Agent and each Lender, as to such matters concerning the Loan Parties and the Loan Documents as the Agent may reasonably request;

(c)
the Agent and the Lenders shall have received all documentation and other information required by regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including without limitation the Act to the extent requested in writing not less than five (5) days prior to the Amendment Effective Date;

(d)
all reasonable Credit Party Expenses incurred by the Agent in connection with the preparation and negotiation of this Amendment and related documents (including the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel to the Agent) that have been invoiced at least two Business Days prior to the date hereof shall have been paid in full by the Borrowers in accordance with terms of Section 10.04 of the Credit Agreement;






(e)
all fees payable pursuant to the Fourth Amendment Fee Letter that are due and payable on the date hereof shall have been paid in full by the Borrowers in accordance with the terms thereof;

(f)
after giving effect to (i) any Loans funded on the date hereof, (ii) any charges to the Loan Account made in connection with this Amendment and (iii) all Letters of Credit to be issued at, or immediately subsequent to, the date hereof, Availability shall be not less than $600,000,000; and

(g)
after giving effect to this Amendment, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

5.
Miscellaneous.

(a)
This Amendment may be executed in several counterparts and by each party on a separate counterpart, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be an original, and all of which together shall constitute one instrument. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by telecopy or other electronic transmission (such as pdf) shall be as effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment.

(b)
This Amendment expresses the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby. No prior negotiations or discussions shall limit, modify, or otherwise affect the provisions hereof.

(c)
Any determination that any provision of this Amendment or any application hereof is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect and in any instance shall not affect the validity, legality, or enforceability of such provision in any other instance, or the validity, legality or enforceability of any other provisions of this Amendment.

(d)
Each Loan Party warrants and represents that it is not relying on any representations or warranties of the Agent or the other Credit Parties or their counsel in entering into this Amendment.

(e)
This Amendment SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, without giving effect to the conflicts of laws principles thereof, but including section 5-1401 of the new York general obligations law.

[signature pages follow]

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has caused this Amendment to be duly executed and delivered by its proper and duly authorized officer as of the date first above written.

BORROWER:

DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, INC.

By:    /s/Lee J. Belitsky    
Name:    Lee J. Belitsky
Title:
Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer


DICK'S MERCHANDISING & SUPPLY CHAIN, INC.






By:    /s/Lee J. Belitsky    
Name:    Lee J. Belitsky
Title:    President


GUARANTORS:

AMERICAN SPORTS LICENSING, LLC

By:    /s/Lee J. Belitsky    
Name:    Lee J. Belitsky
Title:    President


CHICK’S SPORTING GOODS, LLC

By:    /s/Lee J. Belitsky    
Name:    Lee J. Belitsky
Title:    President


DSG FINANCE, LLC

By:    /s/Lee J. Belitsky    
Name:    Lee J. Belitsky
Title:    President


DSG OF VIRGINIA, LLC

By:    /s/Lee J. Belitsky    
Name:    Lee J. Belitsky
Title:    President


GALYAN’S TRADING COMPANY, LLC

By:    /s/Lee J. Belitsky    
Name:    Lee J. Belitsky
Title:    President


GOLF GALAXY GOLFWORKS, INC.

By:    /s/Lee J. Belitsky    
Name:    Lee J. Belitsky
Title:    Executive Vice President


GOLF GALAXY, LLC

By:    /s/Lee J. Belitsky    
Name:    Lee J. Belitsky





Title:    Executive Vice President


AGENT:

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

By:    /s/Joseph Burt    
Name:    Joseph Burt    
Title:    Director    



LENDERS:

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

By:    /s/Joseph Burt    
Name:    Joseph Burt    
Title:    Director    

 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.

By:    /s/Andrew Cerussi    
Name:    Andrew Cerussi    
Title:    Sr. Vice President    


PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

By:    /s/Michele Ranieri    
Name:    Michele Ranieri    
Title:    Relationship Manager II


JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.

By:    /s/Donna DiForio    
Name:    Donna DiForio    
Title:    Authorized Officer


U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

By:    /s/David Lawrence    
Name:    David Lawrence    
Title:    Vice President


TD BANK, N.A.

By:    /s/Jennifer Visconti    





Name:    Jennifer Visconti    
Title:    Vice President


FIFTH THIRD BANK

By:    /s/Paul Vitti
Name:    Paul Vitti    
Title:    Managing Director


CAPITAL ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

By:    /s/Julianne Low
Name:    Julianne Low    
Title:    Senior Director


BRANCH CANKING AND TRUST COMPANY

By:    /s/David Miller
Name:    David Miller    
Title:    Vice President


HSBC BANK

By:    /s/Stephen R. Santini
Name:    Stephen R. Santini
Title:    Vice President










ANNEX A



AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
Dated as of August 12, 2015,
as Amended on July 22, 2016,
as Amended on August 9, 2017, and
as Amended on August 3, 2018, and
as Amended on June 28, 2019 among
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, INC. and DICK’S MERCHANDISING & SUPPLY CHAIN, INC.,
as the Borrower,
The Guarantors Named Herein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender,
and
The Other Lenders Party Hereto
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. and PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Co-Syndication Agents
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. and U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Co-Documentation Agents
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER & SMITH INCORPORATED andBANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PNC CAPITAL MARKETS LLC, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. and U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Managers



















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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section    Page
ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
1
1.01
Defined Terms.    1
1.02
Other Interpretive Provisions    4748
1.03
Accounting Terms    4849
1.04
Rounding    4950
1.05
Times of Day    4950
1.06
Letter of Credit Amounts    4950
1.07
Limited Conditions Acquisitions.    4950
1.08
LIBOR Discontinuation Event.    51
1.09
Divisions.    52
ARTICLE II THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS
5052
2.01
Committed Loans; Reserves    5052
2.02
Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Committed Loans.    5152
2.03
Letters of Credit.    5354
2.04
Swing Line Loans.    5960
2.05
Prepayments.    6163
2.06
Termination or Reduction of Commitments.    6264
2.07
Repayment of Loans.    6365
2.08
Interest.    6365
2.09
Fees    6365
2.10
Computation of Interest and Fees    6465
2.11
Evidence of Debt.    6466
2.12
Payments Generally; Agent’s Clawback.    6466
2.13
Sharing of Payments by Lenders    6668
2.14
Settlement Amongst Lenders    6668
2.15
Increase in Commitments.    6769
ARTICLE III TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY
6870
3.01
Taxes.    6870
3.02
Illegality    7073
3.03
Inability to Determine Rates    7173
3.04
Increased Costs; Reserves on LIBO Rate Loans.    7174
3.05
Compensation for Losses    7275
3.06
Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.    7375
3.07
Survival    7376
ARTICLE IV CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS
7376
4.01
Conditions of Effectiveness    7376
4.02
Conditions to all Credit Extensions    7679
ARTICLE V REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
7779
5.01
Existence, Qualification and Power    7779
5.02
Authorization; No Contravention    7780
5.03
Governmental Authorization; Other Consents    7780
5.04
Binding Effect    7880
5.05
Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.    7880





5.06
Litigation    7881
5.07
No Default    7881
5.08
Ownership of Property; Liens    7981
5.09
Environmental Compliance    7982
5.10
Insurance    8083
5.11
Taxes    8083
5.12
ERISA Compliance.    8083
5.13
Subsidiaries; Equity Interests    8183
5.14
Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act.    8184
5.15
Disclosure    8184
5.16
Compliance with Laws    8184
5.17
Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc.    8284
5.18
Labor Matters.    8285
5.19
Security Documents.    8285
5.20
Solvency    8386
5.21
Deposit Accounts; Credit Card Arrangements.    8386
5.22
Brokers    8386
5.23
Material Contracts    8386
5.24
OFAC/Sanctions.    8386
5.25
PATRIOT Act.    86
ARTICLE VI AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
8487
6.01
Financial Statements.    8487
6.02
Certificates; Other Information.    8588
6.03
Notices    8790
6.04
Payment of Obligations    8790
6.05
Preservation of Existence, Etc.    8791
6.06
Maintenance of Properties    8891
6.07
Maintenance of Insurance    8891
6.08
Compliance with Laws    8992
6.09
Books and Records; Accountants    8992
6.10
Inspection Rights    8992
6.11
Use of Proceeds    9093
6.12
Additional Loan Parties    9094
6.13
Cash Management.    9094
6.14
Information Regarding the Collateral.    9295
6.15
Physical Inventories.    9295
6.16
Environmental Laws.    9296
6.17
Further Assurances.    9396
6.18
Compliance with Terms of Leaseholds    9396
6.19
Material Contracts    9397
6.20
OFAC/Sanctions.    9397
ARTICLE VII NEGATIVE COVENANTS
9497
7.01
Liens    9497
7.02
Investments    9497
7.03
Indebtedness; Disqualified Stock    9497
7.04
Fundamental Changes    9497
7.05
Dispositions    9498
7.06
Restricted Payments    9498
7.07
Prepayments of Indebtedness.    9598
7.08
Change in Nature of Business    9599
7.09
Transactions with Affiliates    9599





7.10
Burdensome Agreements    9699
7.11
Use of Proceeds.    96100
7.12
Amendment of Material Documents.    96100
7.13
Fiscal Year.    96100
7.14
Deposit Accounts; Credit Card Processors.    96100
7.15
Minimum Adjusted Availability.    96100
7.16
Permitted Receivables Financing.    97100
ARTICLE VIII EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
97100
8.01
Events of Default    97100
8.02
Remedies Upon Event of Default    99103
8.03
Application of Funds    100103
ARTICLE IX THE AGENT
101105
9.01
Appointment and Authority.    101105
9.02
Rights as a Lender    101105
9.03
Exculpatory Provisions    101105
9.04
Reliance by Agent.    102106
9.05
Delegation of Duties    103106
9.06
Resignation of Agent    103107
9.07
Non-Reliance on Agent and Other Lenders    104107
9.08
No Other Duties, Etc.    104108
9.09
Agent May File Proofs of Claim    104108
9.10
Collateral and Guaranty Matters    104108
9.11
Notice of Transfer.    105109
9.12
Reports and Financial Statements.    105109
9.13
Agency for Perfection.    106110
9.14
Indemnification of Agent    106110
9.15
Relation among Lenders    106110
9.16
Defaulting Lenders.    106110
ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS
109113
10.01
Amendments, Etc.    109113
10.02
Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communications.    110114
10.03
No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies    112116
10.04
Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver.    112116
10.05
Payments Set Aside    114118
10.06
Successors and Assigns.    114118
10.07
Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality    117122
10.08
Right of Setoff    118123
10.09
Interest Rate Limitation    119123
10.10
Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness    119123
10.11
Survival    119124
10.12
Severability    119124
10.13
Replacement of Lenders    120124
10.14
Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc.    120125
10.15
Waiver of Jury Trial    121126
10.16
No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility    121126
10.17
USA PATRIOT Act Notice    122127
10.18
[Reserved]    122127
10.19
Time of the Essence    122127
10.20
Press Releases.    122127
10.21
Additional Waivers.    122127
10.22
No Strict Construction.    124129





10.23
Attachments.    124129
10.24
Keepwell.    124129
10.25
Acknowledgment and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions.    124129
10.26
Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs.    130
SIGNATURES………………………………………………………………………………S-1
SCHEDULES
1.01        Guarantors
2.01        Commitments and Applicable Percentages
5.01        Loan Parties Organizational Information
5.08(b)(1)    Owned Real Estate
5.08(b)(2)    Leased Real Estate
5.10        Insurance
5.13        Subsidiaries; Other Equity Investments
5.18        Collective Bargaining Agreements
5.21(a)        DDAs
5.21(b)        Credit Card Arrangements
5.23        Material Contracts
6.02        Financial and Collateral Reporting
7.01        Existing Liens
7.02        Existing Investments
7.03        Existing Indebtedness
10.02        Agent’s Office; Certain Addresses for Notices

EXHIBITS
Form of
A    CommittedLIBO Rate Loan Notice
B    Swing Line Loan Notice
C-1    Revolving Note
C-2    Swing Line Note
D    Compliance Certificate
E    Assignment and Assumption
F    Borrowing Base Certificate
G    Credit Card Notification
H    Form of Security Agreement
I    Form of Facility Guaranty
J    Form of Joinder




    












AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
This AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is entered into as of August 12, 2015, as amended on July 22, 2016, as amended on August 9, 2017, as amended on August 3, 2018, and as further amended on June 28, 2019, among
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, INC., a Delaware corporation, and DICK’S MERCHANDISING & SUPPLY CHAIN, INC. (jointly and severally, individually and collectively, the “Borrower”),
the Persons named on Schedule 1.01 hereto (collectively, the “Guarantors”),
each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually, a “Lender”),
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender,
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. and PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Co-Syndication Agents, and
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. and U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Co-Documentation Agents.
.
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, the Borrower has entered into a Credit Agreement, dated as of December 5, 2011 (as amended and in effect, the “Existing Credit Agreement”), by, among others, the Borrower, the “Lenders” as defined therein, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with SECTION 10.01 of the Existing Credit Agreement, the Borrower, the Lenders, and the Agent desire to amend and restate the Existing Credit Agreement as provided herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual conditions and agreements set forth in this Agreement, and for good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby agree that the Existing Credit Agreement shall be amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:
ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
1.01    Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

“Acceptable Document of Title” means, with respect to any Inventory, a tangible, negotiable bill of lading or other Document (as defined in the UCC) that (a) is issued by a common carrier which is not an Affiliate of the foreign vendor or any Loan Party which is in actual possession of such Inventory, (b) is issued to the order of a Loan Party or, if so requested by the Agent, to the order of the Agent, (c) names the Agent as a notify party and bears a conspicuous notation on its face of the Agent’s security interest therein, (d) is not subject to any Lien (other than in favor of the Agent), and (e) is on terms otherwise reasonably acceptable to the Agent.
“Accommodation Payment” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.21(d).
“Account” means “accounts” as defined in the UCC, and also means a right to payment of a monetary obligation, whether or not earned by performance, (a) for property that has been or is to be sold, leased, licensed, assigned, or otherwise disposed of, (b) for services rendered or to be rendered, or (c) arising out of the use of a credit or charge card or information contained on or for use with the card.
“ACH” means automated clearing house transfers.





“Acquisition” means, with respect to any Person (a) an Investment in, or a purchase of, more than fifty percent (50%) of the Equity Interests of any other Person, (b) a purchase or other acquisition of all or substantially all of the assets or properties of another Person or of any business unit of another Person, or (c) any merger or consolidation of such Person with any other Person or other transaction or series of related transactions resulting in the acquisition of all or substantially all of the assets, or more than fifty percent (50%) of the Equity Interests, of any Person, in each case in any transaction or group of transactions which are part of a common plan.
“Act” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.17.
“Additional Commitment Lender” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.15(c).
“Adjusted Availability” means, as of any date of determination thereof by the Agent, the result, if a positive number, of:
(a)    The Borrowing Base
Minus
(b)    The Total Outstandings.
“Adjusted Loan Cap” means, at any time of determination, the lesser of (a) an amount equal to 105% of the Aggregate Commitments and (b) the Borrowing Base.
“Adjusted LIBO Rate” means:
(a)    for any Interest Period with respect to any LIBO Borrowing, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/16 of one percent) equal to (i) the LIBO Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (ii) the Statutory Reserve Rate; and
(b)    for any interest rate calculation with respect to any Base Rate Loan, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100 of one percent) equal to (i) the LIBO Rate for an Interest Period commencing on the date of such calculation and ending on the date that is thirty (30) days thereafter multiplied by (ii) the Statutory Reserve Rate.
The Adjusted LIBO Rate will be adjusted automatically as of the effective date of any change in the Statutory Reserve Rate.
“Adjustment Date” means the first day of each Fiscal Quarter, commencing NovemberAugust 1, 20152019.
“Administrative Agent” means Wells Fargo or any successor administrative agent appointed in accordance with the provisions of Section 9.06, together with its Affiliates, in its capacity as the administrative agent for its own benefit and the ratable benefit of the other Credit Parties under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
“Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied by the Agent.
“Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, (i) another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified, (ii) any director, officer, managing member, partner, trustee, or beneficiary of that Person, (iii) any other Person directly or indirectly holding 10% or more of any class of the Equity Interests of that Person, and (iv) any other Person 10% or more of any class of whose Equity Interests is held directly or indirectly by that Person.
“Agent” means Wells Fargo in its capacity as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor thereto.
“Agent Parties” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.02(c).





“Agent’s Office” means the Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 10.02, or such other address or account as the Agent may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Lenders.
“Aggregate Commitments” means the sum of the Commitments of all the Lenders. As of the SecondFourth Amendment Effective Date, the Aggregate Commitments are $1,250,000,0001,600,000,000.
“Agreement” means this Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.
“Allocable Amount” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.21(d).
“Anti-Corruption Laws” means the FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act of 2010, as amended, and all other applicable laws and regulations or ordinances concerning or relating to bribery, money laundering or corruption in any jurisdiction in which any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates is located or is doing business.
“Anti-Money Laundering Laws” means the applicable laws or regulations in any jurisdiction in which any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates is located or is doing business that relates to money laundering, any predicate crime to money laundering, or any financial record keeping and reporting requirements related thereto.
“Applicable Lenders” means the Required Lenders, the Required Supermajority Lenders, all affected Lenders, or all Lenders, as the context may require.
“Applicable Margin” means:    
(a)From and after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date until the first Adjustment Date after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the percentages set forth in Level I of the pricing grid below; and
(b)From and after the first Adjustment Date and on each Adjustment Date thereafter, the Applicable Margin shall be determined from the following pricing grid based upon the Average Daily Adjusted Availability as of the Fiscal Quarter ended immediately preceding such Adjustment Date; provided, however, that notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, the Agent may, and at the direction of the Required Lenders shall, upon written notice to the Borrower, increase the Applicable Margin to that set forth in Level III (even if the Average Daily Adjusted Availability requirements for a different Level have been met) and interest shall accrue at the Default Rate; provided further if any Borrowing Base Certificates are at any time restated or otherwise revised (including as a result of an audit) or if the information set forth in any Borrowing Base Certificates otherwise proves to be false or incorrect such that the Applicable Margin would have been higher than was otherwise in effect during any period, without constituting a waiver of any Default or Event of Default arising as a result thereof, interest due under this Agreement shall be immediately recalculated at such higher rate for any applicable periods and shall be due and payable on demand.





Level
Average Daily Adjusted Availability
LIBORLIBO Margin
Base Rate Margin
Commercial Letter of Credit Fee
Standby Letter of Credit Fee
I
Greater than or equal to
66% of the Loan Cap
1.125%
0.125%
0.625%
1.125%
II
 Greater than or equal to 33% of the Loan Cap, but less than 66% of the Loan Cap
1.250%
0.250%
0.75%
1.250%
III
Less than 33% of the Loan Cap
1.375%
0.375%
0.875%
1.375%
.
“Applicable Percentage” means with respect to any Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Aggregate Commitments represented by such Lender’s Commitment at such time. If the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02 or if the Aggregate Commitments have expired, then the Applicable Percentage of each Lender shall be determined based on the Applicable Percentage of such Lender most recently in effect, giving effect to any subsequent assignments. The initial Applicable Percentage of each Lender is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable.
“Appraised Value” means the appraised orderly liquidation value, net of costs and expenses to be incurred in connection with any such liquidation, which value is expressed as a percentage of Cost of Eligible Inventory as set forth in the inventory stock ledger of the Borrower, which value shall be determined from time to time by the most recent appraisal undertaken by an independent appraiser engaged by the Agent.
“Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender, (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender or (d) the same investment advisor or an advisor under common control with such Lender, Affiliate or advisor, as applicable.
“Arrangers” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated andBank of America, N.A., PNC Capital Markets LLC, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and U.S. Bank National Association, in their capacity as joint lead arrangers and joint book managers.
“Assignee Group” means two or more Eligible Assignees that are Affiliates of one another or two or more Approved Funds managed by the same investment advisor.
“Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 10.06(b)), and accepted by the Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit E or any other form approved by the Agent.
“Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date, (a) in respect of any Capital Lease Obligation of any Person, the capitalized amount thereof that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP, and (b) in respect of any Synthetic Lease Obligation, the capitalized amount of the remaining lease or similar payments under the relevant lease or other applicable agreement or instrument that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP if such lease, agreement or instrument were accounted for as a capital lease.





“Audited Financial Statements” means the audited Consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the Fiscal Year ended January 31February 2, 20152019, and the related Consolidated statements of income or operations, Shareholders’ Equity and cash flows for such Fiscal Year of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, including the notes thereto.
“Availability” means, as of any date of determination thereof by the Agent, the result, if a positive number, of:
(a)    The Loan Cap
Minus
(b)    The Total Outstandings.
“Availability Period” means the period from and including the Effective Date to the earliest of (a) the Maturity Date, (b) the date of termination of the Aggregate Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06, and (c) the date of termination of the Commitment of each Lender to make Loans and of the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions pursuant to Section 8.02.
“Availability Reserves” means, without duplication of any other Reserves or items to the extent such items are otherwise addressed or excluded through eligibility criteria or have been deducted in the calculation of Eligible Inventory and Eligible Credit Card Receivables, as applicable, as reported on the most recent Borrowing Base Certificate, such reserves as the Agent from time to time determines in its Permitted Discretion as being appropriate (a) to reflect the impediments to the Agent’s ability to realize upon the Collateral, (b) to reflect claims and liabilities that the Agent determines will need to be satisfied in connection with the realization upon the Collateral, (c) to reflect criteria, events, conditions, contingencies or risks which adversely affect any component of the Borrowing Base, or the assets, business, financial performance or financial condition of any Loan Party, or (d) to reflect that an Event of Default then exists. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Availability Reserves may include, in the Agent’s Permitted Discretion, (but are not limited to) reserves based on: (i) rent; (ii) customs duties, and other costs to release Inventory which is being imported into the United States; (iii) outstanding Taxes and other governmental charges, including, without limitation, ad valorem, real estate, personal property, sales, claims of the PBGC and other Taxes which may have priority over the interests of the Agent in the Collateral; (iv) salaries, wages and benefits due to employees of any Loan Party; (v) Customer Credit Liabilities; (vi) Customer Deposits; (vii) reserves for reasonably anticipated changes in the Appraised Value of Eligible Inventory between appraisals; (viii) warehousemen’s or bailee’s charges and other Permitted Encumbrances which may have priority over the interests of the Agent in the Collateral; (ix) amounts due to vendors on account of consigned goods; (x) Cash Management Reserves; (xi) Bank Products Reserves and (xii) royalties payable in respect of licensed merchandise.
“Average Daily Adjusted Availability” means the average daily Adjusted Availability for the immediately preceding Fiscal Quarter.
“Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEA Financial Institution.
“Bail-In Legislation” means, with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.
“Bank Products” means any services or facilities provided to any Loan Party by the Agent, any Lender or any of their respective Affiliates, including, without limitation, on account of (a) Swap Contracts, (b) merchant services constituting a line of credit, (c) leasing, (d) Factored Receivables, and (e) supply chain finance services including, without limitation, trade payable services and supplier accounts receivable purchases, but excluding Cash Management Services.
“Bank Products Reserves” means such reserves as the Agent from time to time determines in its Permitted Discretion as being appropriate to reflect the liabilities and obligations of the Loan Parties with respect to Bank Products then provided or outstanding.





“Base Rate” means, for any day, a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate, as in effect from time to time, plus one-half of one percent (0.50½%), (b) the Adjusted LIBO Rate plus one percent (1.00%)(which rate shall be calculated based upon an Interest Period of one month and shall be determined on a daily basis), plus one percentage point, and (c) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced, from time to time by, within Wells Fargo at its principal office in San Francisco as its “prime rate. The, with the understanding that the “prime rate” is a rate set by Wells Fargo based upon various factors including Wells Fargo’s costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans, which may be priced at, above, or below such announced rate. Any change in such rate announced by Wells Fargo shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.one of Wells Fargo’s base rates (not necessarily the lowest of such rates) and serves as the basis upon which effective rates of interest are calculated for those loans making reference thereto and is evidenced by the recording thereof after its announcement in such internal publications as Wells Fargo may designate (and, if any such announced rate is below zero, then the rate determined pursuant to this clause (c) shall be deemed to be zero).
“Base Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.
“Blocked Account” shall have the meaning provided in Section 6.13(a)(ii).
“Blocked Account Agreement” means with respect to an account established by a Loan Party, an agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent, establishing control (as defined in the UCC) of such account by the Agent and whereby the bank maintaining such account agrees, upon the occurrence and during the continuance of a Cash Dominion Event, to comply only with the instructions originated by the Agent without the further consent of any Loan Party.
“Blocked Account Bank” means each bank with whom deposit accounts are maintained in which any funds of any of the Loan Parties from one or more DDAs are concentrated and with whom a Blocked Account Agreement has been, or is required to be, executed in accordance with the terms hereof.
“Borrower” means (a) prior to the First Amendment Effective Date, DSG, and (b) on and following the First Amendment Effective Date, DSG and Dick’s Merchandising.
“BHC Act Affiliate” of a party means an “affiliate” (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 1841(k)) of such party.
“Borrower” means DKS and Dick’s Merchandising.
“Borrower Materials” shall have the meaning provided in Section 6.02.
“Borrowing” means a Committed Borrowing or a Swing Line Borrowing, as the context may require.
“Borrowing Base” means, at any time of calculation, an amount equal to:
(a)    the face amount of Eligible Credit Card Receivables multiplied by 90%;
plus
(b)    the Cost of Eligible Inventory, net of Inventory Reserves, multiplied by the product of 90% multiplied by the Appraised Value of Eligible Inventory;
minus
(c)    the then amount of all Availability Reserves.
“Borrowing Base Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit F hereto (with such changes therein as may be required by the Agent to reflect the components of and reserves against the Borrowing Base as provided for hereunder from time to time), executed and certified as accurate and complete by a Responsible





Officer of the Borrower which shall include appropriate exhibits, schedules, supporting documentation, and additional reports as reasonably requested by the Agent.
“Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, the state where the Agent’s Office is located and, if such day relates to any LIBO Rate Loan, means any such day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank market.
“Capital Expenditures” means, with respect to any Person for any period, (a) all expenditures made (whether made in the form of cash or other property) or costs incurred for the acquisition or improvement of fixed or capital assets of such Person (excluding normal replacements and maintenance which are properly charged to current operations), in each case that are set forth as capital expenditures in a Consolidated statement of cash flows of such Person for such period, in each case prepared in accordance with GAAP, and (b) Capital Lease Obligations incurred by a Person during such period, but excluding (i) the purchase price of Equipment that is purchased substantially contemporaneously with the trade-in of existing Equipment to the extent that the gross amount of such purchase price is reduced by the credit granted by the seller of such Equipment for the Equipment being traded in at such time and (ii) Permitted Acquisitions.
“Capital Lease Obligations” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the obligations of such Person 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 such Person under GAAP and the amount of which obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.
“Cash Collateral Account” means a non-interest bearing account established by one or more of the Loan Parties with Wells Fargo, and in the name of, the Agent (or as the Agent shall otherwise direct) and under the sole and exclusive dominion and control of the Agent, in which deposits are required to be made in accordance with Section 2.03(k) or 8.02(c).
“Cash Collateralize” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.03(k). Derivatives of such term have corresponding meanings.
“Cash Dominion Event” means either (i) the occurrence and continuance of any Specified Event of Default, or (ii) the failure of the Borrower to maintain Availability of at least 12.5ten percent (10%) of the Loan Cap for three (3) consecutive Business Days. For purposes of this Agreement, the occurrence of a Cash Dominion Event shall be deemed continuing at the Agent’s option (i) so long as such Specified Event of Default has not been waived, and/or (ii) if the Cash Dominion Event arises as a result of the Borrower’s failure to achieve Availability as required hereunder, until Availability has exceeded 12.5ten percent (10%) of the Loan Cap for thirty (30) consecutive days, in which case a Cash Dominion Event shall no longer be deemed to be continuing for purposes of this Agreement; provided that a Cash Dominion Event shall be deemed continuing (even if an Event of Default is no longer continuing and/or Availability exceeds the required amount for thirty (30) consecutive days) at all times if a Cash Dominion Event occurs at any time after a Cash Dominion Event has occurred and been discontinued on two (2) occasions during any twelve month period after the Effective Date. The termination of a Cash Dominion Event as provided herein shall in no way limit, waive or delay the occurrence of a subsequent Cash Dominion Event in the event that the conditions set forth in this definition again arise.
“Cash Management Reserves” means such reserves as the Agent, from time to time, determines in its Permitted Discretion as being appropriate to reflect the reasonably anticipated liabilities and obligations of the Loan Parties with respect to Cash Management Services then provided or outstanding.
“Cash Management Services” means any cash management services provided to any Loan Party by the Agent or any Lender or any of their respective Affiliates, including, without limitation: (a) ACH transactions, (b) controlled disbursement services, treasury, depository, overdraft, and electronic funds transfer services, (c) credit or debit cards, (d) credit card processing services, and (e) purchase cards.





“CERCLA” means the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq.
“CERCLIS” means the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System maintained by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
“CFC” means a Person that is a controlled foreign corporation under Section 957 of the Code.
“Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation 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, however, for purposes of this Agreement, (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 or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.
“Change of Control” means an event or series of events by which:
(a)any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 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), in each case, other than the Permitted Holders, becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except that a person or group shall be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all securities that such person or group has the right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time (such right, an “option right”)), directly or indirectly, of 33% or more of the total voting power to elect the members of the board of directors or equivalent governing body of the Borrower on a fully-diluted basis (and taking into account all such Equity Interests that such “person” or “group” has the right to acquire pursuant to any option right); or
(b)during any period of twenty-four (24) consecutive months, a majority of the members of the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of the Borrower cease to be composed of individuals (i) who were members of that board or equivalent governing body on the first day of such period, (ii) whose election or nomination to that board or equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clause (i) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body or (iii) whose election or nomination to that board or other equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clauses (i) and (ii) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body; or
(c)any “change in control” or similar event as defined in any document governing Material Indebtedness of any Loan Party that would trigger a default or event of default under such Material Indebtedness or give rise to a right of the holder thereof to cause the obligors thereunder to repurchase, prepay, redeem or defease such Material Indebtedness; or
(d)the Borrower fails at any time to own, directly or indirectly, 100% of the Equity Interests of each other Loan Party free and clear of all Liens, except where such failure is as a result of a transaction permitted by the Loan Documents.

“Co-Documentation Agents” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and U.S. Bank National Association.
“Co-Syndication Agents” means Bank of America, N.A. and PNC Bank, National Association.
“Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended and in effect.
“Collateral” means any and all “Collateral” as defined in any applicable Security Document and all other property that is or is intended under the terms of the Security Documents to be subject to Liens in favor of the Agent.





“Collateral Access Agreement” means an agreement reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Agent executed by (a) a bailee or other Person in possession of Collateral, and (b) any landlord of Real Estate leased by any Loan Party, pursuant to which such Person (i) acknowledges the Agent’s Lien on the Collateral, (ii) releases or subordinates such Person’s Liens in the Collateral held by such Person or located on such Real Estate, (iii) provides the Agent with access to the Collateral held by such bailee or other Person or located in or on such Real Estate, (iv) as to any landlord, provides the Agent with a reasonable time to sell and dispose of the Collateral from such Real Estate, and (v) makes such other agreements with the Agent as the Agent may reasonably require related to the use and access of the Collateral.
“Collateral Agent” means Wells Fargo or any successor collateral agent appointed in accordance with the provisions of Section 9.06, together with its Affiliates, in its capacity as the collateral agent for its own benefit and the ratable benefit of the other Credit Parties under this Agreement and any applicable Security Document.
“Commercial Letter of Credit” means any Letter of Credit issued for the purpose of providing the primary payment mechanism in connection with the purchase of any materials, goods or services by a Loan Party in the ordinary course of business of such Loan Party.
“Commercial Letter of Credit Agreement” means the Commercial Letter of Credit Agreement relating to the issuance of a Commercial Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the L/C Issuer.
“Commitment” means, as to each Lender, its obligation to (a) make Committed Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01, (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations, and (c) purchase participations in Swing Line Loans, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement.
“Commitment Increase” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.15(a).
“Committed Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Committed Loans of the same Type and, in the case of LIBO Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01.
“Committed Loan” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.01.
“Committed Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Committed Borrowing, (b) a conversion of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of LIBO Rate Loans, pursuant to 2.01(a), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A.
“Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.
“Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit D.
“Concentration Account” hasshall have the meaning provided in Section 6.13(c).
“Consent” means actual consent given by a Lender from whom such consent is sought; or the passage of seven (7) Business Days from receipt of written notice to a Lender from the Agent of a proposed course of action to be followed by the Agent without such Lender’s giving the Agent written notice of that Lender’s objection to such course of action.
“Consolidated” means, when used to modify a financial term, test, statement, or report of a Person, the application or preparation of such term, test, statement or report (as applicable) based upon the consolidation, in accordance with GAAP, of the financial condition or operating results of such Person and its Subsidiaries.
“Consolidated EBITDA” means, at any date of determination, an amount equal to Consolidated Net Income of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis for the most recently completed Measurement Period, plus (a) the following to the extent deducted in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) Consolidated Interest





Charges, (ii) the provision for Federal, state, local and foreign income Taxes, (iii) depreciation and amortization expense, (iv) other non-recurring expenses reducing such Consolidated Net Income which do not represent a cash item in such period or any future period, and (v) losses or discounts on sales of receivables and related assets in connection with any Permitted Receivables Financing in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 (in each case of or by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such Measurement Period), minus (b) the following to the extent included in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) Federal, state, local and foreign income tax credits and (ii) all non-cash items increasing Consolidated Net Income (in each case of or by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such Measurement Period), all as determined on a Consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.
“Consolidated Interest Charges” means, for any Measurement Period, the sum of (a) all interest, premium payments, debt discount, fees, charges and related expenses in connection with borrowed money (including capitalized interest) or in connection with the deferred purchase price of assets, in each case to the extent treated as interest in accordance with GAAP, including, without limitation, all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptance financing and net costs under Swap Contracts, but excluding any non-cash or deferred interest financing costs, (b) all interest paid or payable with respect to discontinued operations and (c) the portion of rent expense with respect to such period under Capital Lease Obligations that is treated as interest in accordance with GAAP minus (d) interest income during such period (excluding any portion of interest income representing accruals of amounts received in a previous period), in each case of or by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the most recently completed Measurement Period, all as determined on a Consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.
“Consolidated Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Indebtedness to (b) Consolidated EBITDA, in each case of or by Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the most recently completed Measurement Period, all as determined on a Consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.
“Consolidated Net Income” means, as of any date of determination, the net income of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the most recently completed Measurement Period, all as determined on a Consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, provided, however, that there shall be excluded therefrom (a) extraordinary gains and extraordinary losses for such Measurement Period, (b) the income (or loss) of such Person during such Measurement Period in which any other Person has a joint interest, except to the extent of the amount of cash dividends or other distributions actually paid in cash to such Person during such period, (c) the income (or loss) of such Person during such Measurement Period and accrued prior to the date it becomes a Subsidiary of a Person or any of such Person’s Subsidiaries or is merged into or consolidated with a Person or any of its Subsidiaries or that Person’s assets are acquired by such Person or any of its Subsidiaries, and (d) the income of any direct or indirect Subsidiary of a Person to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by that Subsidiary of that income is not at the time permitted by operation of the terms of its Organization Documents or any agreement, instrument, judgment, decree, order, statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to that Subsidiary, except that the Borrower’s equity in any net loss of any such Subsidiary for such Measurement Period shall be included in determining Consolidated Net Income.
“Consolidated Total Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination, for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis, without duplication, (i) the sum of (a) the outstanding principal amount of all obligations, whether current or long-term, for borrowed money (including Obligations hereunder) and all obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments, (b) all purchase money Indebtedness, (c) all direct obligations arising under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments, (d) all obligations in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business), (e) all Attributable Indebtedness, (f) without duplication, all Guarantees with respect to outstanding Indebtedness of the types specified in clauses (a) through (e) above of Persons other than the Borrower or any Subsidiary, and (g) all Indebtedness of the types referred to in clauses (a) through (f) above of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which the Borrower or a Subsidiary is a general partner or joint venturer, unless such Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to the Borrower or such Subsidiary, minus (ii) the aggregate amount of Qualified Cash of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on such date.





“Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any provision of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.
“Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.
“Cost” means the lower of cost or market value of Inventory, based upon the Loan Parties’ accounting practices, known to the Agent, which practices are in effect on the Effective Date, with such changes as permitted by GAAP, as such calculated cost is determined from invoices received by the Loan Parties, the Loan Parties’ purchase journals or the Loan Parties’ stock ledger.
“Covered Entity” means any of the following:
(i) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);
(ii) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or
(iii) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).
“Covered Party” has the meaning specified in Section 10.26.
“Credit Card Issuer” shall mean any person (other than the Borrower or other Loan Party) who issues or whose members issue credit cards, including, without limitation, MasterCard or VISA bank credit or debit cards or other bank credit or debit cards issued through MasterCard International, Inc., Visa, U.S.A., Inc. or Visa International and American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, General Electric Capital CorporationSynchrony Bank and other non-bank credit or debit cards, including, without limitation, credit or debit cards issued by or through American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., Novus Services, Inc. and other issuers approved by the Agent.
“Credit Card Processor” shall mean any servicing or processing agent or any factor or financial intermediary who facilitates, services, processes or manages the credit authorization, billing transfer and/or payment procedures with respect to any Loan Party’s sales transactions involving credit card or debit card purchases by customers using credit cards or debit cards issued by any Credit Card Issuer; provided that no such agent or intermediary shall be deemed to be a Credit Card Processor to the extent its facilitation, services, processes or management of transactions (i) are used by a Loan Party for business innovation and development purposes, (ii) are not material to the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, and (iii) involve cash held by or on behalf of all such agents and intermediaries outside of Blocked Accounts that, together with all other Excluded Cash set forth in Section 6.13(c) hereof, does not exceed $10,000,000 in the aggregate at any time.
“Credit Card Notifications” shall have the meaning provided in Section 6.13(a)(i).
“Credit Card Receivables” means each “payment intangible” (as defined in the UCC) together with all income, payments and proceeds thereof, owed by a Credit Card Issuer, Credit Card Processor or applicable e-commerce service provider or electronic payment services provider to a Loan Party resulting from charges by a customer of a Loan Party (i) on credit or debit cards issued by such Credit Card Issuer or (ii) from PayPal, Inc. or any other e-commerce service provider or electronic payment services provider as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably approve from time to time, in each case, in connection with the sale of goods by a Loan Party, or services performed by a Loan Party, in each case, in the ordinary course of its business.
“Credit Extensions” mean each of the following: (a) a Borrowing and (b) an L/C Credit Extension.
“Credit Party” or “Credit Parties” means (a) individually, (i) each Lender and its Affiliates, (ii) the Agent, (iii) each L/C Issuer, (iv) the Arrangers, (v) each beneficiary of each indemnification obligation undertaken by any Loan Party under any Loan Document, (vi) any other Person to whom Obligations under this Agreement and other Loan





Documents are owing, and (vii) the successors and permitted assigns of each of the foregoing, and (b) collectively, all of the foregoing.
“Credit Party Expenses” means, without limitation, (a) all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Agent and its Affiliates, in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including without limitation (i) the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of (A) counsel for the Agent, (B) outside consultants for the Agent, (C) appraisers, (D) commercial finance examiners, and (E) all such reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred during any workout, restructuring or negotiations in respect of the Obligations, and (ii) in connection with (A) the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein, (B) the preparation, negotiation, administration, management, execution and delivery of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents or any amendments, modifications or waivers of the provisions thereof (whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby shall be consummated), (C) the enforcement or protection of its rights in connection with this Agreement or the Loan Documents or efforts to preserve, protect, collect, or enforce the Collateral or in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws, or (D) any workout, restructuring or negotiations in respect of any Obligations; (b) with respect to the L/C Issuer and its Affiliates, all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or any demand for payment thereunder; and (c) all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Credit Parties who are not the Agent, the L/C Issuer or any Affiliate of any of them, after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, provided that such Credit Parties shall be entitled to reimbursement for no more than one counsel representing all such Credit Parties (absent a conflict of interest in which case the Credit Parties may engage and be reimbursed for additional counsel).
“Customer Credit Liabilities” means at any time, the aggregate remaining value at such time of (a) outstanding gift certificates and gift cards of the Loan Parties entitling the holder thereof to use all or a portion of the certificate or gift card to pay all or a portion of the purchase price for any Inventory, (b) outstanding merchandise credits of the Loan Parties, and (c) liabilities in connection with frequent shopping programs of the Loan Parties.
“Customer Deposits” means at any time, the aggregate amount at such time of (a) deposits made by customers with respect to the purchase of goods or the performance of services and (b) layaway obligations of the Loan Parties.
“Customs Broker/Carrier Agreement” means an agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent among a Loan Party, a customs broker, freight forwarder, consolidator or carrier, and the Agent, in which the customs broker, freight forwarder, consolidator or carrier acknowledges that it has control over and holds the documents evidencing ownership of the subject Inventory for the benefit of the Agent and agrees, upon notice from the Agent, to hold and dispose of the subject Inventory solely as directed by the Agent.
“DDA” means each checking, savings or other demand deposit account maintained by any of the Loan Parties. All funds in each DDA shall be conclusively presumed to be Collateral and proceeds of Collateral and the Agent and the Lenders shall have no duty to inquire as to the source of the amounts on deposit in any DDA.
“Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief Laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect and affecting the rights of creditors generally.
“Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.
“Default Rate” means (a) when used with respect to Loans, an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including the Applicable Margin) otherwise applicable to such Loan plus two percent (2%) per annum, (b) when used with respect to Letter of Credit Fees, a rate equal to the Applicable Margin for Standby Letters of Credit or Commercial Letters of Credit, as applicable, plus two percent (2%) per annum, and (c) with respect to all other Obligations, an interest rate equal to the Base Rate, plus the then Applicable Margin, plus two percent (2%) per annum.





“Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.
“Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that (a) has failed to fund any amounts required to be funded by it under this Agreement within one (1) Business Day of the date that it is required to do so under this Agreement (including the failure to make available to the Agent amounts required pursuant to a settlement or to make a required payment in connection with a Letter of Credit Disbursement), (b) notified the Borrower, the Agent, or any Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with all or any portion of its funding obligations under this Agreement, (c) has made a public statement to the effect that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations under the Agreement or under other agreements generally (as reasonably determined by the Agent) under which it has committed to extend credit, (d) failed, within one (1) Business Day after written request by the Agent, to confirm that it will comply with the terms of the Agreement relating to its obligations to fund any amounts required to be funded by it under the Agreement, (e) otherwise failed to pay over to the Agent or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it under the Agreement within one (1) Business Day of the date that it is required to do so under the Agreement, or (f) (i) becomes or is insolvent or has a parent company that has become or is insolvent, (ii) becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, or custodian or appointed for it, or has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment or has a parent company that has become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, or custodian appointed for it, or has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any such proceeding or appointment or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-in Action; provided, that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Borrower, L/C Issuer, and each Lender.
“Defaulting Lender Rate” means (a) for the first three (3) days from and after the date the relevant payment is due, the Base Rate, and (b) thereafter, the interest rate then applicable to Committed Loans that are Base Rate Loans (inclusive of the Applicable Margin applicable thereto).
“Dick’s Foundation” means The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation.
“Dick’s Merchandising” means Dick’s Merchandising & Supply Chain, Inc., an Ohio corporation.
“Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any sale and leaseback transaction and any sale, transfer, license or other disposition of (whether in one transaction or in a series of transactions) of any property (including, without limitation, any Equity Interests of any Subsidiary of the Borrower)) by any Person (or the granting of any option or other right to do any of the foregoing), including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith.
“Disqualified Institution” means (a) any Person designated by the Borrower as a “Disqualified Institution” by written notice delivered to the Agent on or prior to June 5, 2015 and (b) any other Person that is a competitor of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, which Person has been designated by the Borrower as a “Disqualified Institution” by written notice to the Agent on or prior to June 5, 2015 or from time to time thereafter (such designation to take effect on the Business Day following receipt by the Agent of such notice); provided that (i) “Disqualified Institutions” shall not include any bona fide debt fund that is an Affiliate of a competitor of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any investment vehicle that is an Affiliate of such competitor and that is primarily engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans, bonds and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business and with respect to which none of such competitor or any of its subsidiaries makes investment decisions or has the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the





direction of such competitor’s investment decisions, (ii) no designation of any Person as a “Disqualified Institution” shall apply retroactively to disqualify a Person that was a Lender as of the Effective Date or any Person that has previously acquired an assignment or participation interest in the commitments to the extent such Person was not a Disqualified Institution at the time of the applicable assignment or participation, as the case may be, and (iii) “Disqualified Institutions” shall exclude any Person that the Borrower has designated as no longer being a “Disqualified Institution” by written notice delivered to the Agent from time to time.
“Disqualified Stock” means any Equity Interest that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible, or for which it is exchangeable, in each case at the option of the holder thereof), or upon the happening of any event, matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part, on or prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the final date on which the Loans mature; provided, however, that (i) only the portion of such Equity Interests which so matures or is mandatorily redeemable, is so convertible or exchangeable or is so redeemable at the option of the holder thereof prior to such date shall be deemed to be Disqualified Stock and (ii) with respect to any Equity Interests issued to any employee or to any plan for the benefit of employees of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such employees, such Equity Interest shall not constitute Disqualified Stock solely because it may be required to be repurchased by the Borrower or one of its Subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, resignation, death or disability and if any class of Equity Interest of such Person that by its terms authorizes such Person to satisfy its obligations thereunder by delivery of an Equity Interest that is not Disqualified Stock, such Equity Interests shall not be deemed to be Disqualified Stock. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, any Equity Interest that would constitute Disqualified Stock solely because the holders thereof have the right to require a Loan Party to repurchase such Equity Interest upon the occurrence of a change of control or an asset sale shall not constitute Disqualified Stock. The amount of Disqualified Stock deemed to be outstanding at any time for purposes of this Agreement will be the maximum amount that the Borrower and its Subsidiaries may become obligated to pay upon maturity of, or pursuant to any mandatory redemption provisions of, such Disqualified Stock or portion thereof, plus accrued dividends.
“DKS” means Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
“Dollars” and “$” mean lawful money of the United States.
“Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any Subsidiary organized under the laws of Puerto Rico or any other territory).
“Drawing Document” means any Letter of Credit or other document presented for purposes of drawing under any Letter of Credit, including by electronic transmission such as SWIFT, electronic mail, facsimile or computer generated communication.
“DSG” means Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
“EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
“EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
“EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.





“Effective Date” means the first date all the conditions precedent in Section 4.01 arewere satisfied or waived in accordance with Section 10.01.
“Eligible Assignee” means (a) a Credit Party or any of its Affiliates; (b) a bank, insurance company, or company engaged in the business of making commercial loans, which Person, together with its Affiliates, has a combined capital and surplus in excess of $250,000,000; (c) an Approved Fund; (d) any Person to whom a Credit Party assigns its rights and obligations under this Agreement as part of an assignment and transfer of such Credit Party’s rights in and to a material portion of such Credit Party’s portfolio of asset based credit facilities, and (e) any other Person (other than a natural Person) satisfying the requirements of Section 10.06(b) hereof; provided that notwithstanding the foregoing, “Eligible Assignee” shall not include a Loan Party or any of the Loan Parties’ Affiliates or Subsidiaries.
“Eligible Credit Card Receivables” means at the time of any determination thereof, each Credit Card Receivable that satisfies the following criteria at the time of creation and continues to meet the same at the time of such determination: (i) has been earned by performance and represents the bona fide amounts due to a Loan Party from a Credit Card Issuer or Credit Card Processor, and in each case originated in the ordinary course of business of such Loan Party, and (ii) is not ineligible for inclusion in the calculation of the Borrowing Base pursuant to any of clauses (a) through (i) below. Without limiting the foregoing, to qualify as an Eligible Credit Card Receivable, such Credit Card Receivable shall indicate no Person other than a Loan Party as payee or remittance party. In determining the amount to be so included, the face amount of a Credit Card Receivable shall be reduced by, without duplication, to the extent not reflected in such face amount, (i) the amount of all accrued and actual discounts, claims, credits or credits pending, promotional program allowances, price adjustments, finance charges or other allowances (including any amount that a Loan Party may be obligated to rebate to a customer, a Credit Card Issuer or Credit Card Processor pursuant to the terms of any agreement or understanding (written or oral)) and (ii) the aggregate amount of all cash received in respect of such Credit Card Receivable but not yet applied by the Loan Parties to reduce the amount of such Credit Card Receivable. Any Credit Card Receivable included within any of the following categories shall not constitute an Eligible Credit Card Receivable:
(a)    Credit Card Receivables which do not constitute an “Account” or a “payment intangible” (as defined in the UCC);
(b)    Credit Card Receivables that have been outstanding for more than five (5) Business Days from the date of sale;
(c)    Credit Card Receivables (i) that are not subject to a perfected first‑priority security interest in favor of the Agent, or (ii) with respect to which a Loan Party does not have good, valid and marketable title thereto, free and clear of any Lien (other than Liens granted to the Agent pursuant to the Security Documents and Permitted Encumbrances arising by operation of Law);
(d)    Credit Card Receivables which are disputed, are with recourse, or with respect to which a claim, counterclaim, offset or chargeback has been asserted (to the extent of such claim, counterclaim, offset or chargeback);
(e)    Credit Card Receivables as to which the Credit Card Processor has the right under certain circumstances to require a Loan Party to repurchase the Credit Card Receivables from such Credit Card Processor;
(f)    Credit Card Receivables due from a Credit Card Issuer or Credit Card Processor which is the subject of any bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings;
(g)    Credit Card Receivables which are not a valid, legally enforceable obligation of the applicable Credit Card Issuer with respect thereto;
(h)    Credit Card Receivables which do not conform to all representations and warranties in the Loan Documents relating to Credit Card Receivables; or





(i)    Credit Card Receivables which the Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion to be uncertain of collection.
“Eligible In-Transit Inventory” means, as of any date of determination thereof, without duplication of other Eligible Inventory, In-Transit Inventory:
(a)(i) which has been shipped from a foreign location for receipt by a Loan Party, but which has not yet been delivered to such Loan Party, which In-Transit Inventory has been in transit for sixty (60) days or less from the date of shipment of such Inventory or (ii) which has been received at a distribution center of a Loan Party from the applicable carrier but which has not been entered into such Loan Party’s inventory stock ledger (i.e., “on the dock” or “on the yard”);

(b)for which the purchase order is in the name of a Loan Party and title and risk of loss has passed to such Loan Party;

(c)for which an Acceptable Document of Title has been issued, and in each case as to which the Agent has control (as defined in the UCC) over the documents of title which evidence ownership of the subject Inventory (such as, if requested by the Agent, by the delivery of a Customs Broker/Carrier Agreement);

(d)which is insured to the reasonable satisfaction of the Agent (including, without limitation, marine cargo insurance);

(e)for which payment of the purchase price has been made by such Loan Party or the purchase price is supported by a Commercial Letter of Credit;

(f)which otherwise would constitute Eligible Inventory; and

(g)which meet such other eligibility criteria as the Agent may establish in its Permitted Discretion after conducting its due diligence with respect to such In-Transit Inventory;

provided that the Agent may, in its Permitted Discretion, exclude any particular In-Transit Inventory from the definition of “Eligible In-Transit Inventory” in the event the Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion that such In-Transit Inventory is subject to any Person’s right of reclamation, repudiation, stoppage in transit or any event has occurred or is reasonably anticipated by the Agent to arise which may otherwise adversely impact the ability of the Agent to realize upon such Inventory. For clarity, it is understood and agreed that until the Agent has completed its due diligence with respect to In-Transit Inventory, such In-Transit Inventory shall not be included in the calculation of the Borrowing Base. Upon the completion of such due diligence, the form of the Borrowing Base Certificate shall be revised to include Eligible In-Transit Inventory in a manner acceptable to the Agent and the Borrower.
“Eligible Inventory” means, as of the date of determination thereof, (i) Eligible In-Transit Inventory and (ii) items of Inventory of a Loan Party that are finished goods, merchantable and readily saleable to the public in the ordinary course of the a Loan Party’s business, in each case that, except as otherwise agreed by the Agent, (A) complies with each of the representations and warranties respecting Inventory made by the Loan Parties in the Loan Documents, and (B) is not excluded as ineligible by virtue of one or more of the criteria set forth below. The following items of Inventory shall not be included in Eligible Inventory:
(a)    Inventory that is not solely owned by a Loan Party or a Loan Party does not have good and valid title thereto free and clear of any Lien (other than Liens granted to the Agent pursuant to the Security Documents and Permitted Encumbrances arising by operation of Law);
(b)    Inventory that is leased by or is on consignment to a Loan Party or which is consigned by a Loan Party to a Person which is not a Loan Party;





(c)    Inventory (other than In-Transit Inventory) that is not located in the United States of America (excluding territories or possessions of the United States);
(d)    Inventory (other than In-Transit Inventory) that is not located at a location that is owned or leased by a Loan Party, except (i) Inventory in transit between such owned or leased locations or locations which meet the criteria set forth in clause (ii) below or located at a warehouse, distribution center, internet fulfillment company or other location with respect to which the Agent has obtained a Collateral Access Agreement or established an Availability Reserve (without duplication of any Availability Reserves calculated in determining the Borrowing Base, pursuant to subsection (d) of the definition thereof) in an aggregate amount not to exceed, prior to a Cash Dominion Event, the sum of two (2) months’ rent, taxes and fees reasonably estimated for such location, or (ii) to the extent that the Loan Parties have furnished the Agent with (A) any UCC financing statements or other documents that the Agent may determine to be necessary to perfect its security interest in such Inventory at such location, and (B) a Collateral Access Agreement executed by the Person owning any such location on terms reasonably acceptable to the Agent;
(e)    [Reserved];
(f)    Inventory that is comprised of goods which (i) are damaged, defective, “seconds,” or otherwise unmerchantable, (ii) are to be returned to the vendor, (iii) are obsolete or slow moving, or custom items, work‑in‑process, raw materials, or that constitute samples, spare parts, promotional, marketing, labels, bags and other packaging and shipping materials or supplies used or consumed in a Loan Party’s business, (iv) are seasonal in nature and which have been packed away for sale in the subsequent season, (v) are not in compliance with all standards imposed by any Governmental Authority having regulatory authority over such Inventory, its use or sale, or (vi) are bill and hold goods;
(g)    Inventory that is not subject to a perfected first‑priority security interest in favor of the Agent (other than, with respect to In-Transit Inventory, statutory Liens in favor of carriers permitted under clause (b) of the definition of “Permitted Encumbrances”);
(h)    Inventory that is not insured in compliance with the provisions of Section 5.10 hereof;
(i)    Inventory that has been sold but not yet delivered or as to which a Loan Party has accepted a deposit;
(j)    Inventory that is subject to any licensing, patent, royalty, trademark, trade name or copyright agreement with any third party from which a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries has received written notice of termination in respect of any such agreement, or with respect to which such Loan Party is in litigation in respect of such Inventory and such litigation relates to the use of such license by a Loan Party;
(k)    Inventory acquired in a Permitted Acquisition or which is not of the type usually sold in the ordinary course of the Loan Parties’ business, unless and until the Agent has completed or received (A) an appraisal of such Inventory from an independent appraiser engaged by the Agent and establishes an advance rate and Inventory Reserves (if applicable) therefor, and otherwise agrees that such Inventory shall be deemed Eligible Inventory, and (B) upon the reasonable request of the Agent, a commercial field examination, all of the results of the foregoing to be reasonably satisfactory to the Agent; or
(l)    Inventory deemed by the Agent in its Permitted Discretion to be ineligible for inclusion in the calculation of the Borrowing Base.
“Environmental Laws” means any and all Federal, state, local, and foreign statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses, agreements or governmental restrictions relating to pollution and the protection of the environment or the release of any materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous substances or wastes, air emissions and discharges to waste or public systems.





“Environmental Liability” means any liability, obligation, damage, loss, claim, action, suit, judgment, order, fine, penalty, fee, expense, or cost, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of any Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal or presence of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
“Equipment” shall have the meaning provided in the UCC.
“Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrants, rights or options for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and all of the other ownership or profit interests in such Person (including partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or non-voting, and whether or not such shares, warrants, options, rights or other interests are outstanding on any date of determination.
“ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended and in effect.
“ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with the Borrower within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Code).
“ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) a withdrawal by any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which it was a substantial employer (as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA) or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or notification to the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate that a Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization; (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate, the treatment of a plan amendment as a termination of a Pension Plan or a Multiemployer Plan under Sections 4041 or 4041A of ERISA, or the commencement of proceedings by the PBGC to terminate a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (e) an event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (f) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate; or (g) the determination that any Pension Plan is considered to be an “at-risk” plan, or that any Multiemployer Plan is considered to be in “endangered” or “critical” status within the meaning of Sections 430, 431 and or 432 of the Code or Sections 303, 304 or 305 of ERISA.
“EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.
“Event of Default” shall have the meaning provided in Section 8.01.
“Excluded Domestic Subsidiary” means any Domestic Subsidiary of the Borrower (a) that is an entity disregarded from its owner for U.S. federal income tax purposes and that owns the Equity Interests of one or more Foreign Subsidiaries and/or Foreign Subsidiary holding companies or (b) substantially all the assets of which consists of Equity Interests of one or more Foreign Subsidiaries and/or Foreign Subsidiary holding companies.
“Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official





interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the Guarantee of such Guarantor or the grant of such security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such Guarantee or security interest is or becomes illegal.
“Excluded Taxes” means, with respect to the Agent, any Lender, the L/C Issuer or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of the Loan Parties hereunder, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by its overall net income (however denominated), and franchise Taxes imposed on it (in lieu of net income Taxes), by the jurisdiction (or any political subdivision thereof) under the laws of which such recipient is organized or in which its principal office is located or, in the case of any Lender, in which its applicable Lending Office is located, (b) any branch profits Taxes imposed by the United States or any similar Tax imposed by any other jurisdiction in which any Loan Party is located, (c) in the case of a Foreign Lender (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by the Borrower under Section 10.13), any withholding Tax that is imposed on amounts payable to such Foreign Lender at the time such Foreign Lender becomes a party hereto (or designates a new Lending Office) except to the extent that such Foreign 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 Loan Parties with respect to such withholding Tax pursuant to Section 3.01(a), (d) Taxes attributable to such recipient’s failure or inability to comply with Section 3.01(e) or (f), (e) any U.S. federal, state or local backup withholding Tax, and (f) any U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed under FATCA.
“Executive Order” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.18.
“Existing Credit Agreement” hasshall have the meaning given to such term in the recitals hereto.
“Extraordinary Receipt” means any cash received by or paid to or for the account of any Person not in the ordinary course of business, including tax refunds, pension plan reversions, proceeds of insurance (other than proceeds of business interruption insurance to the extent such proceeds constitute compensation for lost earnings), condemnation awards (and payments in lieu thereof), indemnity payments and any purchase price adjustments.
“Facility Guaranty” means the Guaranty dated December 5, 2011 made by the Guarantors in favor of the Agent and the other Credit Parties, substantially in the form of Exhibit I.
“Factored Receivables” means any Accounts originally owed or owing by a Loan Party to another Person which have been purchased by or factored with the Agent, any Lender or any of their respective Affiliates pursuant to a factoring arrangement or otherwise with the Person that sold the goods or rendered the services to the Loan Party which gave rise to such Account.
“FASB” means the Financial Accounting Standards Board, which promulgates accounting standards.
“FATCA” means current Section 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended version or successor provisionversion that is substantively similarcomparable and not materially more onerous to comply with and, in each case, any regulations promulgated thereunder and any interpretation and other guidance issued.), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities and implementing such Sections of the Code.
“FCPA” means the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder.
“Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, theperiod, a fluctuating interest rate per annum equal to, for each day during such period, the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System arranged by Federal funds brokers on such day, as published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the Business Day next succeeding such day; provided that (a) if such day is not, or, if such rate is not so published for any day which is a Business Day, the Federal Funds





Rateaverage of the quotations for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to a whole multiple of 1/100 of 1%) charged to Wells Fargo on such day on such transactions as determined by the Agentreceived by Agent from three Federal funds brokers of recognized standing selected by it (and, if any such rate is below zero, then the rate determined pursuant to this definition shall be deemed to be zero).
“Fee Letter” means, collectively, (i) the letter agreement, dated as of June 3, 2015, among the Borrower and the Agent, and (ii) the Second Amendment Fee Letter, and (iii) the Fourth Amendment Fee Letter, as amended and in effect from time to time.
“First Amendment Effective Date” means July 22, 2016.
“Fiscal Month” means any fiscal month of any Fiscal Year, which month shall generally end on the Saturday closest to the end of each calendar month in accordance with the fiscal accounting calendar of the Loan Parties.
“Fiscal Quarter” means any fiscal quarter of any Fiscal Year, which quarters shall generally end on the Saturday closest to the end of each April, July, October and January of such Fiscal Year in accordance with the fiscal accounting calendar of the Loan Parties.
“Fiscal Year” means any period of twelve consecutive months ending on the Saturday closest to the end of each January of any calendar year.
“Foreign Asset Control Regulations” hasshall have the meaning set forth in Section 10.18.
“Foreign Lender” means any Lender that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Borrower is resident for tax purposes. For purposes of this definition, the United States, each State thereof and the District of Columbia shall be deemed to constitute a single jurisdiction.
“Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.
“Fourth Amendment” means that certain Fourth Amendment to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement by and among the Borrower, the other Loan Parties party hereto, the Lenders party thereto, and the Agent, dated as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date.
“Fourth Amendment Effective Date” means June 28, 2019.
“Fourth Amendment Fee Letter” means the letter agreement, dated as of June 28, 2019, among the Borrower and the Agent.
“FRB” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States.
“Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business.
“GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the FASB or such other principles as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession in the United States, that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied.
“Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).





“Guarantee” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation payable or performable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other obligation, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien). The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof. The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.
“Guarantor” shall have the meaning provided in the introductory paragraph hereto and shall also mean each other Subsidiary of the Borrower that shall be required to execute and deliver a Facility Guaranty pursuant to Section 6.12.
“Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes and all hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes and all other substances or wastes of any nature regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.
“IBA” means the ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, a United Kingdom company.
“Increase Effective Date” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.15(d).
“Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP:
(a)    all obligations of such Person for borrowed money and all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments;
(b)    the maximum amount of all direct or contingent obligations of such Person arising under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments;
(c)    net obligations of such Person under any Swap Contract;
(d)    all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business and, in each case, not past due for more than 90 days);
(e)    Indebtedness (excluding prepaid interest thereon) secured by a Lien on property owned or being purchased by such Person (including indebtedness arising under conditional sales or other title retention agreements), whether or not such indebtedness shall have been assumed by such Person or is limited in recourse;
(f)    all Attributable Indebtedness of such Person;
(g)    all mandatory obligations of such Person to purchase, redeem, retire, defease or otherwise make any payment in cash in respect of any Disqualified Stock in such Person or any other Person or any warrant,





right or option to acquire such Disqualified Stock, valued, in the case of a redeemable preferred interest, at the greater of its voluntary or involuntary liquidation preference plus accrued and unpaid dividends; and
(h)    all Guarantees of such Person in respect of any of the foregoing.
For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer, unless such Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to such Person. The amount of any net obligation under any Swap Contract on any date shall be deemed to be the Swap Termination Value thereof as of such date.
“Indemnified Taxes” means Taxes other than Excluded Taxes.
“Indemnitees” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.04(b).
“Information” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.07.
“Intellectual Property” means all present and future: trade secrets, know-how and other proprietary information; trademarks, trademark applications, internet domain names, service marks, trade dress, trade names, business names, designs, logos, slogans (and all translations, adaptations, derivations and combinations of the foregoing) indicia and other source and/or business identifiers, and all registrations or applications for registrations which have heretofore been or may hereafter be issued thereon throughout the world; copyrights and copyright applications; (including copyrights for computer programs) and all tangible and intangible property embodying the copyrights, unpatented inventions (whether or not patentable); patents and patent applications; industrial design applications and registered industrial designs; license agreements related to any of the foregoing and income therefrom; books, records, writings, computer tapes or disks, flow diagrams, specification sheets, computer software, source codes, object codes, executable code, data, databases and other physical manifestations, embodiments or incorporations of any of the foregoing; all other intellectual property; and all common law and other rights throughout the world in and to all of the foregoing.
“Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any LIBO Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date; provided, however, that if any Interest Period for a LIBO Rate Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan (including a Swing Line Loan), the first day after the end of each month and the Maturity Date.
“Interest Period” means, as to each LIBO Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such LIBO Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a LIBO Rate Loan and ending on the date one, two, three or six months thereafter, as selected by the Borrower in its CommittedLIBO Rate Loan Notice provided that:
(i)    any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such Business Day falls in another calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day;
(ii)    any Interest Period that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period;
(iii)    no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date; and
(iv)    notwithstanding the provisions of clause (iii) no Interest Period shall have a duration of less than one (1) month, and if any Interest Period applicable to a LIBO Borrowing would be for a shorter period, such Interest Period shall not be available hereunder.
For purposes hereof, the date of a Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Borrowing is made and thereafter shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Borrowing.





“Internal Control Event” means a material weakness in, or fraud that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in, the Borrower’s and/or its Subsidiaries’ internal controls over financial reporting, in each case as described in the Securities Laws.
“In-Transit Inventory” means Inventory of a Loan Party which is in the possession of a common carrier and is in transit from (i) a foreign vendor of a Loan Party from a location outside of the United States to a location of a Loan Party that is within the United States or (ii) a vendor of a Loan Party from a location within the United States to a location of a Loan Party within the United States.
“Inventory” shall have the meaning provided in the UCC, and shall also include, without limitation, all: (a) goods which (i) are leased by a Person as lessor, (ii) are held by a Person for sale or lease or to be furnished under a contract of service, (iii) are furnished by a Person under a contract of service, or (iv) consist of raw materials, work in process, or materials used or consumed in a business; (b) goods of said description in transit; (c) goods of said description which are returned, repossessed or rejected; and (d) packaging, advertising, and shipping materials related to any of the foregoing.
“Inventory Reserves” means, without duplication of any other Reserve, such reserves as may be established from time to time by the Agent in its Permitted Discretion with respect to the determination of the saleability, at retail, of the Eligible Inventory, which reflect such other factors as affect the market value of the Eligible Inventory or which reflect claims and liabilities that the Agent determines will need to be satisfied in connection with the realization upon the Inventory. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Inventory Reserves may, in the Agent’s Permitted Discretion, include (but are not limited to) reserves based on:
(a)    obsolescence;
(b)    seasonality;
(c)    Shrink;
(d)    imbalance;
(e)    change in Inventory character;
(f)    change in Inventory composition;
(g)    change in Inventory mix;
(h)    mark-downs (both permanent and point of sale);
(i)    retail mark-ons and mark-ups inconsistent with prior period practice and performance, industry standards, current business plans or advertising calendar and planned advertising events; and
(j)    out-of-date and/or expired Inventory.
“Investment” means, as to any Person, any direct or indirect acquisition or investment by such Person, whether by means of (a) the purchase or other acquisition of Equity Interests of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, Guarantee or assumption of debt of, or purchase or other acquisition of any other debt or interest in, another Person, (c) any Acquisition, or (d) the purchase, acquisition or investment of or in any stocks, bonds, mutual funds, notes, debentures or other securities, or any deposit account, certificate of deposit or other investment of any kind. For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment.
“IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.
“ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the International Standby Practices 1998 (International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 590) and any subsequent revision thereof adopted by the International Chamber of Commerce on the date such Letter of Credit is issued.





“Issuer Documents” means with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Letter Credit Application, the Standby Letter of Credit Agreement or Commercial Letter of Credit Agreement, as applicable, and any other document, agreement and instrument entered into by the L/C Issuer and the Borrower (or any Subsidiary) or in favor of the L/C Issuer and relating to any such Letter of Credit.
“Joinder” means an agreement, substantially in the form of Exhibit J, pursuant to which, among other things, a Person becomes a party to, and bound by the terms of, this Agreement and/or the other Loan Documents in the same capacity and to the same extent as a Guarantor.
“Landlord Lien State” means such state(s) in which a landlord’s claim for rent has priority over the Lien of the Agent in any of the Collateral.
“Laws” means each international, foreign, Federal, state and local statute, treaty, rule, guideline, regulation, ordinance, code and administrative or judicial precedent or authority, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and each applicable administrative order, directed duty, request, license, authorization and permit of, and agreement with, any Governmental Authority, in each case whether or not having the force of law.
“L/C Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the issuance thereof or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the increase of the amount thereof.
“L/C Issuer” means (a) Wells Fargo in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder (which successor may only be a Lender selected by the Agent in its reasonable discretion) and (b) any other Lender selected by the Borrower and approved by the Agent in its reasonable discretion to the extent such Lender agrees to become an L/C Issuer hereunder. The L/C Issuer may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by Affiliates of the L/C Issuer and/or for such Affiliate to act as an advising, transferring, confirming and/or nominated bank in connection with the issuance or administration of any such Letter of Credit, in which case the term “L/C Issuer” shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate.
“L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn amount available to be drawn underof all outstanding Letters of Credit, plus (b) the aggregate amount of outstanding reimbursement obligations with respect to Letters of Credit which remain unreimbursed or which have not been paid through a Loan. For purposes of computing the amounts available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06. For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of any Rule under the ISP or any article of the UCP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.
“Lease” means any written agreement, pursuant to which a Loan Party is entitled to the use or occupancy of any space in a structure, land, improvements or premises for any period of time.
“Lender” shall have the meaning provided in the introductory paragraph hereto and, as the context requires, includes the Swing Line Lender.
“Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender described as such in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify the Borrower and the Agent.
“Letter of Credit” means each Standby Letter of Credit and each Commercial Letter of Credit issued hereunder.
“Letter of Credit Application” means an application for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the L/C Issuer.
“Letter of Credit Disbursement” means a payment made by the L/C Issuer pursuant to a Letter of Credit.





“Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is seven days prior to the Maturity Date then in effect (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day).
“Letter of Credit Fee” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.03(l).
“Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to $150,000,000. The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Commitments. A permanent reduction of the Aggregate Commitments shall not require a corresponding pro rata reduction in the Letter of Credit Sublimit; provided, however, that if the Aggregate Commitments are reduced to an amount less than the Letter of Credit Sublimit, then the Letter of Credit Sublimit shall be reduced to an amount equal to (or, at Borrower’s option, less than) the Aggregate Commitments.
“LIBO Borrowing” means a Borrowing comprised of LIBO Rate Loans.
“LIBO Rate” means for any Interest Period with respect to a LIBO Rate Loan, the rate per annum which appears on the Reuters Screen LIBOR01 pageas published by IBA (or any successor page or other commercially available source as the Agent may designate from time to time) as of 11:00 a.m., London time, on the second London Business Day preceding the first day of such Interest Period (or if such rate does not appear on the Reuters Screen LIBOR01 Page, then the rate as determined by the Agent from another recognized source or interbank quotation)two Business Days prior to the commencement of the requested Interest Period, for a term, and in an amount, comparable to the Interest Period and the amount of the LIBO Rate Loan requested (whether as an initial LIBO Rate Loan or as a continuation of a LIBO Rate Loan or as a conversion of a Base Rate Loan to a LIBO Rate Loan) by the Borrower in accordance with this Agreement (and, if any such published rate is below zero, then the LIBO Raterate determined pursuant to this definition shall be deemed to be zero), which. Each determination of the LIBO Rate shall be made by the Agent and shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. If such rate is not available at such time for any reason, then the “LIBO Rate” for such Interest Period shall be the rate per annum determined by the Agent to be the rate at which deposits in Dollars for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period in same day funds in the approximate amount of the LIBO Rate Loan being made, continued or converted by Wells Fargo and with a term equivalent to such Interest Period would be offered to Wells Fargo by major banks in the London interbank eurodollar market in which Wells Fargo participates at their request at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period.
“LIBO Rate Loan” means a Committed Loan that bears interest at a rate based on the Adjusted LIBO Rate.
“LIBO Rate Loan Notice” means a notice for a LIBO Borrowing or continuation pursuant to Section 2.02(b), which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A.
“Lien” means (a) any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement in the nature of a security interest of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale, Capital Lease Obligation, Synthetic Lease Obligation, or other title retention agreement, any easement, right of way or other encumbrance on title to real property, and any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing) and (b) in the case of securities, any purchase option, call or similar right of a third party with respect to such securities.
“Limited Condition Acquisition” means any purchase or other acquisition, by merger, amalgamation, consolidation or otherwise, by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of Equity Interests in, or all or substantially all the assets of (or all or substantially all the assets constituting a business unit, division, product line or line of business of), any Person, the consummation of which is not conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party financing.
“Limited Condition Acquisition Payment Conditions” means, at the time of determination with respect to any Limited Condition Acquisition, that (a) no Specified Event of Default then exists or would arise as a result of entering into such Limited Condition Acquisition, and (b) after giving pro forma effect to such Limited Condition Acquisition (as determined on the date of calculation of the Limited Condition Acquisition Payment Conditions in accordance with Section 1.07 hereof and on a pro forma and projected basis through the closing date of such Limited Condition Acquisition), Payment Conditions Availability will be equal to or greater than twenty percent





(20%) percent of the Loan Cap. At any time when any Loans (but not, for the avoidance of doubt, L/C Obligations) are outstanding, prior to undertaking any Limited Condition Acquisition, as evidence of satisfaction of the condition contained in clause (b) above, the Loan Parties shall deliver to the Agent (x) a Borrowing Base Certificate (i) updated with respect to the Collateral reported thereon as of the immediately preceding Fiscal Month ending more than 15 days prior to the signing date of such Limited Condition Acquisition (provided that, if a Weekly Borrowing Base Delivery Event shall be continuing, such Borrowing Base Certificate shall be delivered as required pursuant to Section 6.02(b) hereof) and (ii) prepared on a pro forma basis after giving effect to such Limited Condition Acquisition, and (y) the projections referred to in clause (b) above, prepared by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower; provided that, if the aggregate consideration for such Limited Condition Acquisition is less than $65,000,000100,000,000, the foregoing Borrowing Base Certificate and pro forma projections shall only be required to be provided at any time when Payment Conditions Availability is less than forty percent (40%) percent of the Loan Cap; provided further that nothing herein shall be deemed a waiver of the requirement under this Agreement of compliance with clauses (a) and (b) above with respect to any Limited Condition Acquisition, and the consummation of any such Limited Condition Acquisition by the Loan Parties shall be deemed a representation and warranty by the Loan Parties that such requirement has been met.
“Liquidation” means the exercise by the Agent of those rights and remedies accorded to the Agent under the Loan Documents and applicable Law as a creditor of the Loan Parties with respect to the realization on the Collateral, including (after the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default) the conduct by the Loan Parties acting with the consent of the Agent, of any public, private or “going out of business”, “store closing”, or other similarly themed sale or other disposition of the Collateral for the purpose of liquidating the Collateral. Derivations of the word “Liquidation” (such as “Liquidate”) are used with like meaning in this Agreement.
“Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to the Borrower under Article II in the form of a Committed Loan or a Swing Line Loan.
“Loan Account” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.11(a).
“Loan Cap” means, at any time of determination, the lesser of (a) the Aggregate Commitments and (b) the Borrowing Base.
“Loan Documents” means this Agreement, each Note, each Issuer Document, the Fee Letter, all Borrowing Base Certificates, the Security Documents, the Facility Guaranty, and any other instrument or agreement now or hereafter executed and delivered in connection herewith.
“Loan Parties” means, collectively, the Borrower and each Guarantor.
“London Business Day” means a day on which commercial banks are open for general business (including dealings in foreign exchange and foreign currency deposits) in London, England.
“Material Adverse Effect” means (a) a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect upon, the operations, business, properties, liabilities (actual or contingent) or financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole; (b) a material impairment of the ability of the Loan Parties to perform their obligations under any Loan Document; or (c) a material impairment of the rights and remedies of the Agent or the Lenders under any Loan Document or a material adverse effect upon the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against the Loan Parties of any Loan Document. In determining whether any individual event would result in a Material Adverse Effect, notwithstanding that such event in and of itself does not have such effect, a Material Adverse Effect shall be deemed to have occurred if the cumulative effect of such event and all other then existing events would result in a Material Adverse Effect.
“Material Contract” means, with respect to any Person, each contract to which such Person is a party material to the business, condition (financial or otherwise), operations, performance, properties or prospects of such Person, the termination of which would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
“Material Indebtedness” means Indebtedness (other than the Obligations) of the Loan Parties in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $75,000,000; provided that in no event shall any Permitted Receivables Financing be





considered Material Indebtedness for any purpose. For purposes of determining the amount of Material Indebtedness at any time, the amount of the obligations in respect of any Swap Contract at such time shall be calculated at the Swap Termination Value thereof.
“Material Subsidiary” means, at any date of determination, each of the Borrower’s Subsidiaries (a) whose Inventory is equal to or greater than 5.0% of all Inventory of the Loan Parties or whose Accounts are equal to or greater than 5.0% of all Accounts of the Loan Parties, or (b) whose gross revenues were equal to or greater than 5.0% of the Consolidated gross revenues of the Loan Parties, in each case determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that if, at any time and from time to time after the Effective Date, Subsidiaries that are not Guarantors solely because they do not meet the thresholds set forth in clauses (a) or (b) comprise in the aggregate more than 10.0% of the Loan Parties’ total Inventory as of the end of the most recently ended Fiscal Quarter of the Borrower, or more than 10.0% of the Loan Parties’ total Accounts as of the end of the most recently ended Fiscal Quarter of the Borrower or more than 10.0% of the gross revenues as of the end of the most recently ended Fiscal Quarter of the Borrower, then the Borrower shall comply with the provisions of Section 6.12 hereof applicable to such Subsidiary.
“Maturity Date” means August 9June 28, 20222024.
“Maximum Rate” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.09.
“Measurement Period” means, at any date of determination, the most recently completed four Fiscal Quarters of the Borrower; provided that, at any time that the Borrower is required to deliver monthly financial statements in accordance with Section 6.01(c) hereof, then “Measurement Period” shall mean the most recently completed twelve month period.
“Monthly Borrowing Base Delivery Event” means either (i) the occurrence and continuance of any Event of Default other than a Specified Event of Default, or (ii) the failure of the Borrower to maintain Availability at least equal to the greater of (a) thirty percent (30%) of the Loan Cap, and (b) $250,000,000320,000,000. For purposes of this Agreement, the occurrence of a Monthly Borrowing Base Delivery Event shall be deemed continuing at the Agent’s option (i) so long as such Event of Default other than a Specified Event of Default exists, and/or (ii) if the Monthly Borrowing Base Delivery Event arises as a result of the Borrower’s failure to achieve Availability as required hereunder, until Availability has exceeded the greater of (x) thirty percent (30%) of the Loan Cap, and (y) $250,000,000320,000,000 for thirty (30) consecutive calendar days, in which case a Monthly Borrowing Base Delivery Event shall no longer be deemed to be continuing for purposes of this Agreement. The termination of a Monthly Borrowing Base Delivery Event as provided herein shall in no way limit, waive or delay the occurrence of a subsequent Monthly Borrowing Base Delivery Event in the event that the conditions set forth in this definition again arise.
“Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.
“Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.
“Net Proceeds” means (a) with respect to any Disposition by any Loan Party, or any Extraordinary Receipt received or paid to the account of any Loan Party, the excess, if any, of (i) the sum of cash and cash equivalents received in connection with such transaction (including any cash or cash equivalents received by way of deferred payment pursuant to, or by monetization of, a note receivable or otherwise, but only as and when so received) over (ii) the sum of (A) the principal amount of any Indebtedness that is secured by the applicable asset by a Lien permitted hereunder which is senior to the Agent’s Lien on such asset and that is required to be repaid (or to establish an escrow for the future repayment thereof) in connection with such transaction (other than Indebtedness under the Loan Documents), (B) the reasonable and customary out-of-pocket expenses incurred by such Loan Party in connection with such transaction (including, without limitation, appraisals, and brokerage, legal, title and recording or transfer tax expenses and commissions) paid by any Loan Party to third parties (other than Affiliates)) and (C) any funded escrow account established by the Loan Parties to pay Federal, state and local income or other Taxes estimated to be payable by any Loan Party as a result thereof (provided that to the extent and at the time any such





amounts are released from such reserve and not applied to pay such Taxes, such amounts shall constitute Net Proceeds); and
(b)    with respect to the sale or issuance of any Equity Interest by any Loan Party, or the incurrence or issuance of any Indebtedness by any Loan Party, the excess of (i) the sum of the cash and cash equivalents received in connection with such transaction over (ii) the underwriting discounts and commissions, and other reasonable and customary out-of-pocket expenses, incurred by such Loan Party in connection therewith.
“Non-Consenting Lender” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.01.
“Non-Defaulting Lender” means each Lender other than a Defaulting Lender.
“Note” means (a) a promissory note made by the Borrower in favor of a Lender evidencing Committed Loans made by such Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit C-1, and (b) the Swing Line Note, as each may be amended, supplemented or modified from time to time.
“NPL” means the National Priorities List under CERCLA.
“Obligations” means (a) all advances to, and debts (including principal, interest, fees, costs, and expenses), liabilities, obligations, covenants, indemnities, and duties of, any Loan Party arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan or Letter of Credit (including payments in respect of reimbursement of disbursements, interest thereon and obligations to provide cash collateral therefor), whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest, fees, costs, expenses and indemnities that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest, fees, costs, expenses and indemnities are allowed claims in such proceeding, and (b) any Other Liabilities; provided that the Obligations shall not include any Excluded Swap Obligations.
“OFAC” means The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
“Organization Documents” means, (a) with respect to any corporation, the certificate or articles of incorporation and the bylaws (or equivalent or comparable constitutive documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction); (b) with respect to any limited liability company, the certificate or articles of formation or organization and operating agreement; (c) with respect to any partnership, joint venture, trust or other form of business entity, the partnership, joint venture or other applicable agreement of formation or organization and any agreement, instrument, filing or notice with respect thereto filed in connection with its formation or organization with the applicable Governmental Authority in the jurisdiction of its formation or organization and, if applicable, any certificate or articles of formation or organization of such entity, and (d) in each case, all shareholder or other equity holder agreements, voting trusts and similar arrangements to which such Person is a party or which is applicable to its Equity Interests and all other arrangements relating to the Control or management of such Person.
“Other Liabilities” means any obligation on account of (a) any Cash Management Services furnished to any of the Loan Parties or any of their Subsidiaries and/or (b) any Bank Product furnished to any of the Loan Parties and/or any of their Subsidiaries.
“Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp or documentary taxes or any other excise or property taxes, charges or similar levies arising from any payment made hereunder or under any other Loan Document or from the execution, delivery or enforcement of, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
“Outstanding Amount” means (i) with respect to Committed Loans and Swing Line Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Committed Loans and Swing Line Loans, as the case may be, occurring on such date; and (ii) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the amount of such L/C Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date.





“Overadvance” means a Credit Extension to the extent that, immediately after its having been made, Availability is less than zero.
“Participant” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.06(d).
“Participant Register” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.06(d).
“Payment Conditions” means, at the time of determination with respect to any specified transaction or payment, that (a) no Specified Event of Default then exists or would arise as a result of entering into such transaction or the making such payment, and (b) immediately after giving effect to such transaction or payment, Payment Conditions Availability will be equal to or greater than twenty percent (20%) percent of the Loan Cap. At any time when any Loans (but not, for the avoidance of doubt, L/C Obligations) are outstanding, prior to undertaking any transaction or payment which is subject to the Payment Conditions, as evidence of satisfaction of the condition contained in clause (b) above, the Loan Parties shall deliver to the Agent a Borrowing Base Certificate (i) updated with respect to the Collateral reported thereon as of the immediately preceding Fiscal Month ending more than 15 days prior to such transaction or payment (provided that, if a Weekly Borrowing Base Delivery Event shall be continuing, such Borrowing Base Certificate shall be delivered as required pursuant to Section 6.02(b) hereof) and (ii) prepared after giving effect to such transaction or payment; provided that, if the aggregate consideration for such transaction or payment is less than $65,000,000, the foregoing evidence shall only be required to be provided at any time when Availability is less than forty percent (40%) percent of the Loan Cap; provided further that nothing herein shall be deemed a waiver of the requirement under this Agreement of compliance with clauses (a) and (b) above with respect to any specified transaction or payment for which the Payment Conditions are required to be satisfied, and the consummation of any such transaction or the making of any such payment by the Loan Parties shall be deemed a representation and warranty by the Loan Parties that such requirement has been met.
“Payment Conditions Availability” means, as of any date of determination thereof by the Agent, the result, if a positive number, of:
(a)    The Adjusted Loan Cap
Minus
(b)    The Total Outstandings.
“PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
“PCAOB” means the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
“Pension Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is subject to Title IV of ERISA and is sponsored or maintained by the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate or to which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate contributes or has an obligation to contribute, or in the case of a multiple employer or other plan described in Section 4064(a) of ERISA, has made contributions at any time during the immediately preceding five plan years.
“Permanent LIBOR Discontinuation Date” means the date announced by IBA or any other competent authority or administrator of the LIBO Rate as the date on which it shall cease to publish the LIBO Rate permanently or indefinitely (and there is no successor administrator that will continue the publication of the LIBO Rate). For the avoidance of doubt, it is understood and agreed that, as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, no such date has been announced by IBA or any other competent authority or administrator of the LIBO Rate.
“Permanent LIBOR Discontinuation Event” means the earlier to occur of (x) ninety (90) days prior to the announced Permanent LIBOR Discontinuation Date or (y) the actual Permanent LIBOR Discontinuation Date.
“Permitted Acquisition” means any Acquisition in which the following conditions are satisfied:
(a)    (i) with respect to any Acquisition other than a Limited Condition Acquisition, the Loan Parties shall have satisfied the Payment Conditions, and (ii) with respect to a Limited Condition Acquisition, the





Loan Parties shall have satisfied the Limited Condition Acquisition Payment Conditions and such satisfaction shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.07;
(b)    if proceeds of the Loans are used to pay all or a portion of the consideration for such Acquisition, such Acquisition shall have been approved by the Board of Directors of the Person (or similar governing body if such Person is not a corporation) which is the subject of such Acquisition and such Person shall not have announced that it will oppose such Acquisition or shall not have commenced any action which alleges that such Acquisition shall violate applicable Law; and
(c)    if proceeds of the Loans are used to pay all or a portion of the consideration for such Acquisition, after giving effect to such Acquisition, the Loan Parties, on a Consolidated basis, shall be Solvent.
“Permitted Discretion” means a determination made by the Agent in the exercise of its reasonable credit judgment, exercised in good faith in accordance with customary business practices for comparable asset-based lending transactions in the retail industry.
“Permitted Disposition” means any of the following:
(a)    Dispositions of inventory in the ordinary course of business;
(b)    bulk sales or other dispositions of the Inventory of a Loan Party not in the ordinary course of business in connection with Store closings, at arm’s length, provided, that such Store closures and related Inventory dispositions shall not exceed (i) in any Fiscal Year of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, five percent (5%) percent of the number of the Loan Parties’ Stores as of the beginning of such Fiscal Year (net of new Store openings) and (ii) in the aggregate from and after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, ten percent (10%) percent of the number of the Loan Parties’ Stores in existence as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date (net of new Store openings), provided, that all sales of Inventory which are included in any Store closing sales shall be in accordance with liquidation agreements and with professional liquidators reasonably acceptable to the Agent;
(c)    non-exclusive licenses of Intellectual Property of a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;
(d)    licenses for the conduct of licensed departments within the Loan Parties’ Stores in the ordinary course of business; provided that, if requested by the Agent, the Agent shall have entered into an intercreditor agreement with the Person operating such licensed department on terms and conditions reasonably satisfactory to the Agent;
(e)    Dispositions of Equipment in the ordinary course of business that is substantially worn, damaged, obsolete or, in the judgment of a Loan Party, no longer useful or necessary in its business or that of any Subsidiary;
(f)    Dispositions among the Loan Parties or by any Subsidiary to a Loan Party;
(g)    Dispositions by any Subsidiary which is not a Loan Party to another Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party;
(h)    as long as no Event of Default then exists or would arise therefrom, sales of Real Estate of any Loan Party or sales of any Person or Persons created to hold such Real Estate or the Equity Interests in such Person or Persons), including Sale Leasebacks, synthetic lease transactions or other similar transactions involving any such Real Estate pursuant to leases on market terms, as long as, (A) such sale is made for fair market value, and (B) in the case of any sale-leaseback transaction of a distribution center or the chief executive office of the Borrower permitted hereunder, if requested by the Agent, the Loan Parties shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause such purchaser or transferee to enter into a Collateral Access Agreement;





(i)    other Dispositions (other than of Collateral of the type included in the Borrowing Base) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, including Sale Leasebacks, in an amount not to exceed (i) $60,000,000 during any Fiscal Year plus (ii) such greater amount provided that any such Dispositions under this clause (ii) are made for Fair Market Value and the Borrower or a Subsidiary shall receive not less than 75% of such consideration in the form of cash or Permitted Investments;
(j)    subject to the proviso set forth in the definition of “Permitted Investments”, Dispositions of those Investments permitted by clauses (a), (b), (c), (h) and (n) of the definition of “Permitted Investments”;
(k)    dissolution, liquidation or winding up of any Subsidiary of the Borrower, provided that such dissolution, liquidation or winding up would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; and provided further that if any such Subsidiary is a Material Subsidiary, the assets of such Subsidiary shall be transferred to a Loan Party in connection with any such dissolution, liquidation or winding up;
(l)    so long as Payment Conditions are met, the sale or discount (with or without recourse) of Credit Card Receivables and related assets in connection with a Permitted Receivables Financing; provided that in connection with such sale, all Credit Card Receivables shall be removed from the Borrowing Base and shall no longer be Eligible Credit Card Receivables, and the Borrower shall deliver an updated Borrowing Base Certificate giving pro forma effect to such Disposition on or prior to the date of such Disposition; and
(m)    as long as the Payment Conditions are satisfied at the time of, and after giving effect to, such Disposition, other Dispositions not otherwise specifically described herein.
“Permitted Encumbrances” means:
(a)    Liens imposed by law for Taxes that are not yet due or are being contested in compliance with Section 6.04;
(b)    carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s and other like Liens imposed by applicable Law, arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue or are being contested in compliance with Section 6.04;
(c)    pledges and deposits made in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws or regulations, other than any Lien imposed by ERISA;
(d)    deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts and leases (other than Indebtedness for borrowed money), statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature incurred in the ordinary course of business;
(e)    Liens in respect of judgments that would not constitute an Event of Default hereunder;
(f)    easements, covenants, conditions, restrictions, building code laws, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of a Loan Party and such other minor title defects or survey matters that are disclosed by current surveys that, in each case, do not materially interfere with the current use of the real property;
(g)    Liens existing on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date and listed on Schedule 7.01 and any Permitted Refinancings thereof;
(h)    Liens on fixed or capital assets acquired by any Loan Party which are permitted under clause (c) of the definition of Permitted Indebtedness so long as (i) such Liens and the Indebtedness secured thereby are incurred prior to or within one hundred and eighty (180) days after such acquisition, (ii) the Indebtedness





secured thereby does not exceed the cost of acquisition of such fixed or capital assets and (iii) such Liens shall not extend to any other property or assets of the Loan Parties;
(i)    Liens in favor of the Agent;
(j)    statutory Liens of landlords and lessors in respect of rent not past due more than 15 days unless being contested in good faith pursuant to the provisions of Section 6.04 hereof, and customary restrictions on subletting and assignments thereof;
(k)    possessory Liens in favor of brokers and dealers arising in connection with the acquisition or disposition of Investments owned as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date and Permitted Investments, provided that such liens (a) attach only to such Investments and (b) secure only obligations incurred in the ordinary course and arising in connection with the acquisition or disposition of such Investments and not any obligation in connection with margin financing;
(l)    Liens arising solely by virtue of any statutory or common law provisions relating to banker’s liens, liens in favor of securities intermediaries, rights of setoff or similar rights and remedies as to deposit accounts or securities accounts or other funds maintained with depository institutions or securities intermediaries;
(m)    Liens arising from precautionary UCC filings regarding “true” operating leases or, to the extent permitted under the Loan Documents, the consignment of goods to a Loan Party;
(n)    voluntary Liens on property (other than Inventory) in existence at the time such property is acquired pursuant to a Permitted Acquisition or on such property of a Subsidiary of a Loan Party in existence at the time such Subsidiary is acquired pursuant to a Permitted Acquisition; provided, that such Liens are not incurred in connection with or in anticipation of such Permitted Acquisition and do not attach to any other assets of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary;
(o)    Liens in favor of customs and revenues authorities imposed by applicable Law arising in the ordinary course of business in connection with the importation of goods and securing obligations that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, so long as the applicable Loan Party or Subsidiary has set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP;
(p)    Liens to secure Indebtedness permitted under clause (k) of the definition of “Permitted Indebtedness”;
(q)    Liens to secure Indebtedness permitted under clauses (c) and (f) of the definition of “Permitted Indebtedness” so long as, in either case, such Liens shall not extend to any other property or assets of the Loan Parties;
(r)    Liens to secure obligations (contingent or otherwise) permitted under clause (d) of the definition of “Permitted Indebtedness” in an amount not to exceed $25,000,00050,000,000 so long as such Liens extend only to cash and investment property pledged as margin or collateral to secure such Swap Contracts;
(s)    Liens on cash or Cash Equivalents securing reimbursement obligations with respect to other letters of credit entered into in the ordinary course of business; provided that no such letters of credit shall be obtained and no such Liens shall be granted unless such letters of credit cannot be issued pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or the L/C Issuer refuses to issue such letters of credit pursuant to Section 2.03 hereof; and provided further that the aggregate stated amount of such letters of credit at any time outstanding shall not exceed $50,000,000; and
(t)    other Liens with respect to obligations that do not in the aggregate exceed $25,000,00050,000,000 at any time outstanding.





“Permitted Holders” means any member of the Stack Family or any trust or similar investment entity of which any of the foregoing Persons are trustees or similar officers and/or that is for the benefit of any of the foregoing Persons.
“Permitted Indebtedness” means each of the following:
(a)    Indebtedness outstanding on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date and listed on Schedule 7.03 and any Permitted Refinancing thereof;
(b)    Indebtedness of any Loan Party to any other Loan Party;
(c)    purchase money Indebtedness of any Loan Party to finance the acquisition of any personal property (other than Inventory, it being understood that properly perfected consignment arrangements shall not be deemed violative of this clause), including Capital Lease Obligations, and any Indebtedness assumed in connection with the acquisition of any such assets or secured by a Lien on any such assets prior to the acquisition thereof, and Permitted Refinancings thereof;
(d)    obligations (contingent or otherwise) of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof existing or arising under any Swap Contract, provided that such obligations are (or were) entered into by such Person in the ordinary course of business for the purpose of directly mitigating risks associated with fluctuations in interest rates or foreign exchange rates, and not for purposes of speculation or taking a “market view”;
(e)    contingent liabilities under surety bonds or similar instruments incurred in the ordinary course of business in connection with the construction or improvement of Stores;
(f)    Indebtedness incurred by any Loan Party (a) for, related to, or in connection with, the acquisition (whether of a fee simple interest or a leasehold interest), development, construction or improvement of Real Estate, or (b) to finance or to refinance any Real Estate owned or leased by any Loan Party (including therein any Indebtedness incurred in connection with sale-leaseback transactions permitted hereunder and any Synthetic Lease Obligations); provided that, if reasonably requested by the Agent, the Loan Parties shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause the holders of such Indebtedness and the lessors under any sale-leaseback transaction of a distribution center or the chief executive office of the Borrower to enter into a Collateral Access Agreement on terms reasonably acceptable to the holders of such Indebtedness and such lessors;
(g)    Indebtedness with respect to the deferred purchase price for any Permitted Acquisition, provided that such Indebtedness does not require the payment in cash of principal (other than in respect of working capital adjustments) prior to the Maturity Date, has a maturity which extends beyond the Maturity Date, and is subordinated to the Obligations on terms reasonably acceptable to the Agent;
(h)    Indebtedness of any Person that becomes a Subsidiary of a Loan Party in a Permitted Acquisition, which Indebtedness is existing at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary of a Loan Party (other than Indebtedness incurred solely in contemplation of such Person’s becoming a Subsidiary of a Loan Party);
(i)    the Obligations (including, without limitation, the Other Liabilities);
(j)    unsecured Indebtedness not otherwise specifically described herein and any Permitted Refinancing thereof;
(k)    other secured Indebtedness not otherwise specifically described herein in an aggregate principal amount outstanding at any time not to exceed $2,000,000,000, plus such additional amount that will not cause the Consolidated Leverage Ratio to exceed 4.25:1.00 on a pro forma basis after giving effect to the incurrence of such secured Indebtedness, and any Permitted Refinancing thereof, provided that, any such secured Indebtedness in an initial principal amount in excess of $25,000,000 shall (i) have a maturity which extends at least six (6) months beyond the Maturity Date, and (ii) the holder of such Indebtedness shall enter into an intercreditor agreement with the Agent on terms reasonably acceptable to the Agent; provided further that the Agent shall have the right to implement an Availability Reserve to account for any such





secured Indebtedness that is anin an initial principal amount of $25,000,000 or less that does not meet the requirements set forth in clauses (i) and (ii) above;
(l)    Guarantees of Indebtedness otherwise permitted under the definition of “Permitted Indebtedness”; and
(m)    Indebtedness in respect of Permitted Receivables Financings.
“Permitted Investments” means each of the following:
(a)    readily marketable obligations issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof having maturities of not more than 360 days from the date of acquisition thereof; provided that the full faith and credit of the United States of America is pledged in support thereof;
(b)    commercial paper issued by any Person organized under the laws of any state of the United States of America and rated at least “Prime-1” (or the then equivalent grade) by Moody’s or at least “A-1” (or the then equivalent grade) by S&P, in each case with maturities of not more than 360 days from the date of acquisition thereof;
(c)    time deposits with, or insured certificates of deposit or bankers’ acceptances of, any commercial bank that (i) (A) is a Lender or (B) is organized under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia or is the principal banking subsidiary of a bank holding company organized under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia, and is a member of the Federal Reserve System, (ii) issues (or the parent of which issues) commercial paper rated as described in clause (b) of this definition and (iii) has combined capital and surplus of at least $1,000,000,000, in each case with maturities of not more than 360 days from the date of acquisition thereof;
(d)    fully collateralized repurchase agreements with a term of not more than thirty (30) days for securities described in clause (a) above (without regard to the limitation on maturity contained in such clause) and entered into with a financial institution satisfying the criteria described in clause (c) above or with any primary dealer and having a market value at the time that such repurchase agreement is entered into of not less than 100% of the repurchase obligation of such counterparty entity with whom such repurchase agreement has been entered into;
(e)    Investments, classified in accordance with GAAP as current assets of the Loan Parties, in any money market fund, mutual fund, or other investment companies that are registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which are administered by financial institutions that have the highest rating obtainable from either Moody’s or S&P, and which invest solely in one or more of the types of securities described in clauses (a) through (d) above;
(f)    Investments existing on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, and set forth on Schedule 7.02, but not any increase in the amount thereof or any other modification of the terms thereof;
(g)    (i) Investments by any Loan Party and its Subsidiaries in their respective Subsidiaries outstanding on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, (ii) additional Investments by any Loan Party and its Subsidiaries in Loan Parties (other than DSGDKS), (iii) additional Investments by Subsidiaries of the Loan Parties that are not Loan Parties in other Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties and (iv) so long as the Payment Conditions are satisfied at the time of, and after giving effect to, such Investment, additional Investments by the Loan Parties in wholly-owned Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties;
(h)    Investments consisting of extensions of credit in the nature of accounts receivable or notes receivable arising from the grant of trade credit in the ordinary course of business, and Investments received in satisfaction or partial satisfaction thereof from financially troubled account debtors to the extent reasonably necessary in order to prevent or limit loss;





(i)    Guarantees constituting Permitted Indebtedness;
(j)    Investments by any Loan Party in Swap Contracts permitted hereunder;
(k)    Investments received in connection with the bankruptcy or reorganization of, or settlement of delinquent accounts and disputes with, customers and suppliers;
(l)    advances to officers, directors and employees of the Loan Parties and Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 to any individual at any time or in an aggregate amount not to exceed $20,000,000 at any time outstanding, for travel, entertainment, relocation and analogous ordinary business purposes;
(m)    Investments constituting Permitted Acquisitions;
(n)    so long as the Payment Conditions are satisfied at the time of, and after giving effect to, such Investment, additional Investments by the Loan Parties in the Dick’s Foundation;
(o)    tax-exempt debt securities of municipalities (including state and local governments and their agencies) and corporations rated not less than “A-2” by Moody’s or at least “A” by S&P;
(p)    (i) Investments in Securitization Subsidiaries of the Borrower consisting of securities and subordinate interests retained by the seller pursuant to the terms of any Permitted Receivables Financing or other securitization transactions entered into in accordance with any Permitted Receivables Financing to which one or more of the Securitization Subsidiaries is a party, and (ii) loans and advances in the aggregate amount not to exceed $5,000,000 to Securitization Subsidiaries at any time; and
(q)    so long as the Payment Conditions are satisfied at the time of, and after giving effect to, such Investment, other Investments not otherwise specifically described herein;
provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, after the occurrence and during the continuance of a Cash Dominion Event, no such Investments specified in clauses (a) through (e) and clause (q) shall be permitted unless (i) either (A) no Loans, or, if then required to be Cash Collateralized, Letters of Credit are then outstanding, or (B) the Investment is a temporary Investment pending expiration of an Interest Period for a LIBO Rate Loan, the proceeds of which Investment will be applied to the Obligations after the expiration of such Interest Period, and (ii) such Investments shall be pledged to the Agent as additional collateral for the Obligations pursuant to such agreements as may be reasonably required by the Agent.
“Permitted Overadvance” means an Overadvance made by the Agent, in its discretion, which:
(a)    is made to maintain, protect or preserve the Collateral and/or the Credit Parties’ rights under the Loan Documents or which is otherwise for the benefit of the Credit Parties; or
(b)    is made to enhance the likelihood of, or to maximize the amount of, repayment of any Obligation;
(c)    is made to pay any other amount chargeable to any Loan Party hereunder; and
(d)    together with all other Permitted Overadvances then outstanding, shall not (i) exceed ten percent (10%) of the Borrowing Base at any time or (ii) unless a Liquidation is occurring, remain outstanding for more than forty-five (45) consecutive Business Days, unless in each case, the Required Lenders otherwise agree;
provided however, that the foregoing shall not (i) modify or abrogate any of the provisions of Section 2.03 regarding the Lenders’ obligations with respect to Letters of Credit or Section 2.04 regarding the Lenders’ obligations with respect to Swing Line Loans, or (ii) result in any claim or liability against the Agent (regardless of the amount of any Overadvance) for Unintentional Overadvances and such Unintentional Overadvances shall not reduce the amount of Permitted Overadvances allowed hereunder, and further provided that in no event shall the Agent make an Overadvance, if after giving effect thereto, the principal amount of the Credit Extensions would





exceed the Aggregate Commitments (as in effect prior to any termination of the Commitments pursuant to Section 2.06 or Section 8.02 hereof).
“Permitted Receivables Financing” means, collectively, any, receivables securitizations or other receivables financings (including any Factored Receivables) or similar arrangement that are non-recourse to Borrower and its Subsidiaries (except for (x) any recourse limited to Securitization Subsidiaries, (y) any performance undertaking or guaranty and (z) an unsecured parent guarantee (a “Receivables Guarantee”) by a Subsidiary and a parent company of a Subsidiary of obligations of Subsidiaries, and, in each case, reasonable extensions thereof), which is entered into by a Securitization Subsidiary on commercially reasonable terms generally available at that time, provided however, that such program shall grant a security interest only in those certain Credit Card Receivables, transferor interests or other similar residual interests subject to such program or arrangement, and no third party with whom the program is created shall be granted a security interest or Lien on any of the Collateral or assets included in the Borrowing Base hereunder and any Credit Card Receivables subject to such program or arrangement shall be removed from the Borrowing Base and shall no longer be Eligible Credit Card Receivables.
“Permitted Refinancing” means, with respect to any Person, any Indebtedness issued in exchange for, or the net proceeds of which are used to extend, refinance, renew, replace, defease or refund (collectively, to “Refinance”), the Indebtedness being Refinanced (or previous refinancings thereof constituting a Permitted Refinancing); provided, that (a) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of such Permitted Refinancing does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so Refinanced (plus unpaid accrued interest and premiums thereon and underwriting discounts, defeasance costs, fees, commissions and expenses) unless such additional amounts are permitted hereunder, (b) the weighted average life to maturity of such Permitted Refinancing is greater than or equal to the weighted average life to maturity of the Indebtedness being Refinanced (c) such Permitted Refinancing shall not require any scheduled principal payments due prior to the Maturity Date in excess of, or prior to, the scheduled principal payments due prior to such Maturity Date for the Indebtedness being Refinanced, (d) if the Indebtedness being Refinanced is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations under this Agreement, such Permitted Refinancing shall be subordinated in right of payment to such Obligations on terms at least as favorable to the Credit Parties as those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being Refinanced, (e) no Permitted Refinancing shall have direct or indirect obligors who were not also obligors of the Indebtedness being Refinanced, or greater guarantees or security, than the Indebtedness being Refinanced, (f) such Permitted Refinancing shall be otherwise on terms not materially less favorable to the Credit Parties than those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being Refinanced, including, without limitation, with respect to financial and other covenants and events of default, (g) the interest rate applicable to any such Permitted Refinancing shall not exceed the then applicable market interest rate, and (h) at the time thereof, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.
“Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, limited partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.
“Plan” means any “employee benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) established by the Borrower or, with respect to any such plan that is subject to Section 412 of the Code or Title IV of ERISA, any ERISA Affiliate.
“Platform” shall have the meaning provided in Section 6.02.
“Portal” shall have the meaning specified in Section 2.02.
“Public Lender” shall have the meaning provided in Section 6.02.
“QFC” has the meaning assigned to the term “qualified financial contract” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).
“QFC Credit Support” has he meaning specified in Section 10.26.
“Qualified Cash” means the aggregate amount of cash or Cash Equivalents of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (a) up to $10,000,000 held in domestic U.S. bank accounts subject to no Liens other than Liens in favor of the





Administrative Agent (other than Permitted Encumbrances described in subsections (a), (e), and (l) of the definition thereof), plus (b) all other amounts maintained in one or more accounts subject to a Blocked Account Agreement, in each case, to the extent use thereof for the payment of Indebtedness is not prohibited by law or any contract to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary is a party.
“Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Loan Party that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time the relevant Guarantee or grant of the relevant security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or such other person as constitutes an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and can cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time by entering into a keepwell under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
“Real Estate” means all Leases and all land, together with the buildings, structures, parking areas, and other improvements thereon, now or hereafter owned by any Loan Party, including all easements, rights-of-way, and similar rights relating thereto and all leases, tenancies, and occupancies thereof.
“Register” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.06(c).
“Registered Public Accounting Firm” hasshall have the meaning specified by the Securities Laws and shall be independent of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as prescribed by the Securities Laws.
“Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents and advisors of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.
“Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the 30 day notice period has been waived.
“Reports” shall have the meaning provided in Section 9.12(b).
“Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Committed Borrowing, conversion or continuation of Committed Loans, a Committedan electronic notice via the Portal or LIBO Rate Loan Notice, (b) with respect to an L/C Credit Extension, a Letter of Credit Application and, if required by the L/C Issuer, a Standby Letter of Credit Agreement or Commercial Letter of Credit Agreement, as applicable, and (c) with respect to a Swing Line Loan, a Swing Line Loan Notice.
“Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders holding more than 50% of the Aggregate Commitments or, if the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02, Lenders holding in the aggregate more than 50% of the Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition); provided that the Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Lenders.
“Required Supermajority Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders holding more than 66 2/3% of the Aggregate Commitments or, if the commitment of each Lender to make Loans and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02, Lenders holding in the aggregate more than 66 2/3% of the Total Outstandings (with the aggregate amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans being deemed “held” by such Lender for purposes of this definition); provided that the Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Supermajority Lenders.
“Reserves” means all Inventory Reserves and Availability Reserves.
“Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, treasurer, assistant treasurer, chief accounting officer, controller, executive vice president and/or chief operating officer of a Loan Party





or any of the other individuals designated in writing to the Agent by an existing Responsible Officer of a Loan Party as an authorized signatory of any certificate or other document to be delivered hereunder, including, with respect to the Portal, any person authorized and authenticated through the Portal in accordance with the Agent’s procedures for such authentication. 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. Notwithstanding anything contained herein or in the other Loan Documents, any Responsible Officer that is (A) criminally indicted or convicted of a felony for fraud or dishonesty in connection with the Loan Parties’ business or (B) charged by a Governmental Authority under any law that would reasonably be expected to lead to forfeiture of any material portion of Collateral shall not be permitted to sign any Borrowing Base Certificate or Compliance Certificate unless otherwise agreed to by the Agent in its sole discretion.
“Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any capital stock or other Equity Interest of any Person or any of its Subsidiaries, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, defeasance, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such capital stock or other Equity Interest, or on account of any return of capital to such Person’s stockholders, partners or members (or the equivalent of any thereof), or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such dividend or other distribution or payment. Without limiting the foregoing, “Restricted Payments” with respect to any Person shall also include all payments made by such Person with any proceeds of a dissolution or liquidation of such Person.
“Reuters Screen LIBOR01 Page” means the display page LIBOR01 on the Reuters service or any successor display page, other published source, information vendor or provider that has been designated by the sponsor of Reuters Screen LIBOR01 page.
“S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and any successor thereto.
“Sale Leaseback” means any transaction or series of related transactions pursuant to which a Borrower or any other Subsidiary (a) sells, transfers or otherwise disposes of any property, real or personal, whether now owned or hereafter acquired (other than any property included in the Borrowing Base), and (b) as part of such transaction, thereafter rents or leases such property or other property that it intends to use for substantially the same purpose or purposes as the property being sold, transferred or disposed of.
“Sanctioned Entity” means (a) a country or a government of a country, (b) an agency of the government of a country, (c) an organization directly or indirectly controlled by a country or its government, or (d) a Person resident in or determined to be resident in a country, in each case of clauses (a) through (d) that is a target of Sanctions, including a target of any country sanctions program administered and enforced by OFAC.
“Sanctioned Person” means, at any time (a) any Person named on the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons maintained by OFAC, (”SDN”), OFAC’s consolidated Non-SDN list or any other Sanctions-related list maintained by any Sanctions Authority, (b) a Person that is a target of Sanctions, (c) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Entity, or (d) any Person directly or indirectly controlled or 50 percent or more owned in the aggregate by or acting on behalf of any such Person or Persons described in clauses (a) through (c) above.
“Sanctions” means individually and collectively, respectively, any and all economic sanctions, trade sanctions, financial sanctions, sectoral sanctions, secondary sanctions, trade embargoes anti-terrorism laws and other sanctions laws, regulations or embargoes, including those imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by: (a) the United States of America, including those administered by OFAC, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, or through any existing or future executive order, (b) the United Nations Security Council, or (c) the European Union or any European Union member state, (d) Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, or (e) any other relevant sanctions authority with jurisdiction over any Loan Party or any of its respective Subsidiaries or Affiliates (any authority under clauses (a) through (ce) above, a “Sanctions Authority”).





“Sarbanes-Oxley” means the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
“SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.
“Second Amendment Effective Date” means August 9, 2017.
“Second Amendment Fee Letter” means the letter agreement, dated as of June 30, 2017, among the Borrower and the Agent.
“Securities Laws” means the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the applicable accounting and auditing principles, rules, standards and practices promulgated, approved or incorporated by the SEC or the PCAOB.
“Securitization Subsidiary” means any present or future Subsidiary (including any credit card bank) of the Borrower which is organized for the purpose of and is only engaged in (i) originating, purchasing, acquiring, financing, selling, servicing or collecting accounts receivable obligations of customers of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries, (ii) issuing or servicing credit cards, engaging in other credit card operations or financing accounts receivable obligations of customers of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (iii) the sale or financing of such accounts receivable and interests therein and (iv) other activities incident thereto, all in accordance with any Permitted Receivables Financing.
“Security Agreement” means the Security Agreement dated as of December 5, 2011 among the Loan Parties and the Agent, substantially in the form of Exhibit H.
“Security Documents” means the Security Agreement, the Blocked Account Agreements, the Credit Card Notifications, and each other security agreement or other instrument or document executed and delivered to the Agent pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document granting a Lien to secure any of the Obligations.
“Settlement Date” hasshall have the meaning provided in Section 2.14(a).
“Shareholders’ Equity” means, as of any date of determination, consolidated shareholders’ equity of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of that date determined in accordance with GAAP.
“Shrink” means Inventory which has been lost, misplaced, stolen, or is otherwise unaccounted for.
“Solvent” and “Solvency” means, with respect to any Person on a particular date, that on such date (a) at fair valuation, all of the properties and assets of such Person are greater than the sum of the debts, including contingent liabilities, of such Person, (b) the present fair saleable value of the properties and assets of such Person is not less than the amount that would be required to pay the probable liability of such Person on its debts as they become absolute and matured, (c) such Person is able to realize upon its properties and assets and pay its debts and other liabilities, contingent obligations and other commitments as they mature in the normal course of business, (d) such Person does not intend to, and does not believe that it will, incur debts beyond such Person’s ability to pay as such debts mature, and (e) such Person is not engaged in a business or a transaction, and is not about to engage in a business or transaction, for which such Person’s properties and assets would constitute unreasonably small capital after giving due consideration to the prevailing practices in the industry in which such Person is engaged. The amount of all guarantees at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in light of all the facts and circumstances existing at the time, can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.
“Specified Event of Default” means the occurrence of any Event of Default described in any of Sections 8.01(a), 8.01(b) (solely with respect to the breach of Section 6.02(b) (failure to deliver Borrowing Base Certificates when required thereunder), 6.10 (inspection rights), 6.13 (cash management) or 7.15 (Adjusted Availability covenant), 8.01(d) (solely regarding any misrepresentation related to the Borrowing Base), 8.01(e) (in respect of Material Indebtedness resulting in actual acceleration thereof, 8.01(f) or 8.01(j).





“Spot Rate” means, for a currency, the rate determined by the Agent to be the rate quoted by the Person acting in such capacity as the spot rate for the purchase by such Person of such currency with another currency through its principal foreign exchange trading office at approximately 11:00 a.m. on the date two Business Days prior to the date of such determination; provided that the Agent may obtain such spot rate from another financial institution designated by the Agent if the Person acting in such capacity does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency.
“Stack Family” means Nancy and Richard Heichemer, Kim and Tim Myers, Donna and Richard J. Stack, Edward W. Stack, Karin Lea Stack, Martin J. Stack, Stacey A. Stack and Richard T. Stack. and/or any Class B Permitted Holder (as defined in the Borrower’sDKS Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended up to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date).
“Standard Letter of Credit Practice” means, for the L/C Issuer, any domestic or foreign Law or letter of credit practices applicable in the city in which the L/C Issuer issued the applicable Letter of Credit or, for its branch or correspondent, such Laws and practices applicable in the city in which it has advised, confirmed or negotiated such Letter of Credit, as the case may be, in each case, (a) which letter of credit practices are of banks that regularly issue letters of credit in the particular city, and (b) which laws or letter of credit practices are required or permitted under ISP or UCP, as chosen in the applicable Letter of Credit.
“Standby Letter of Credit” means any Letter of Credit that is not a Commercial Letter of Credit and that (a) is used in lieu or in support of performance guaranties or performance, surety or similar bonds (excluding appeal bonds) arising in the ordinary course of business, (b) is used in lieu or in support of stay or appeal bonds, (c) supports the payment of insurance premiums for reasonably necessary casualty insurance carried by any of the Loan Parties, or (d) supports payment or performance for identified purchases or exchanges of products or services in the ordinary course of business.
“Standby Letter of Credit Agreement” means the Standby Letter of Credit Agreement relating to the issuance of a Standby Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the L/C Issuer.
“Stated Amount” means at any time the maximum amount for which a Letter of Credit may be honored.
“Statutory Reserve Rate” means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentages (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) expressed as a decimal established by the FRB to which the Agent is subject with respect to the Adjusted LIBO Rate, for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency Liabilities” in Regulation D of the Board). Such reserve percentages shall include those imposed pursuant to such Regulation D. LIBO Rate Loans shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under such Regulation D or any comparable regulation. The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.
“Store” means any retail store (which may include any Real Estate, fixtures, Equipment, Inventory and other property related thereto) operated, or to be operated, by any Loan Party.
“Subordinated Indebtedness” means Indebtedness which is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the prior payment in full of the Obligations and which is in form and on terms approved in writing by the Agent.
“Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which a majority of the Equity Interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of the Borrower. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, the Dick’s Foundation shall not be deemed to be a Subsidiary of any Loan Party.
“Supported QFC” has he meaning specified in Section 10.26.





“Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.
“Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
“Swap Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Swap Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Swap Contracts, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Swap Contracts (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).
“Swing Line Borrowing” means a borrowing of a Swing Line Loan pursuant to Section 2.04.
“Swing Line Lender” means Wells Fargo, in its capacity as provider of Swing Line Loans, or any successor swing line lender hereunder.
“Swing Line Loan” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.04(a).
“Swing Line Loan Notice” means a notice of a Swing Line Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.04(b), which, if in writing, shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit B.
“Swing Line Note” means the promissory note of the Borrower substantially in the form of Exhibit C-2, payable to the order of the Swing Line Lender, evidencing the Swing Line Loans made by the Swing Line Lender.
“Swing Line Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $100,000,000 and (b) the Aggregate Commitments. The Swing Line Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Aggregate Commitments. A permanent reduction of the Aggregate Commitments shall not require a corresponding pro rata reduction in the Swing Line Sublimit; provided, however, that if the Aggregate Commitments are reduced to an amount less than the Swing Line Sublimit, then the Swing Line Sublimit shall be reduced to an amount equal to (or, at Borrower’s option, less than) the Aggregate Commitments.
“Synthetic Lease Obligation” means the monetary obligation of a Person under (a) a so-called synthetic, off-balance sheet or tax retention lease, or (b) an agreement for the use or possession of property (including sale and leaseback transactions), in each case, creating obligations that do not appear on the balance sheet of such Person but which, upon the application of any Debtor Relief Laws to such Person, would be characterized as the indebtedness of such Person (without regard to accounting treatment).
“Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings, assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.





“Termination Date” means the earliest to occur of (i) the Maturity Date, (ii) the date on which the maturity of the Obligations is accelerated (or deemed accelerated) and the Commitments are irrevocably terminated (or deemed terminated) in accordance with Article VIII, and (iii) the termination of the Commitments in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.06(a) hereof.
“Total Outstandings” means the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Loans and all L/C Obligations.
“Trading Withwith the Enemy Act” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.18.
“Type” means, with respect to a Committed Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a LIBO Rate Loan.
“UCC” or “Uniform Commercial Code” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in the State of New York; provided, however, that if a term is defined in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code differently than in another Article thereof, the term shall have the meaning set forth in Article 9; provided further that, if by reason of mandatory provisions of law, perfection, or the effect of perfection or non-perfection, of a security interest in any Collateral or the availability of any remedy hereunder is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in a jurisdiction other than New York, “Uniform Commercial Code” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in such other jurisdiction for purposes of the provisions hereof relating to such perfection or effect of perfection or non-perfection or availability of such remedy, as the case may be.
“UCP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits 2007 Revision, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 600 and any subsequent revision thereof adopted by the International Chamber of Commerce on the date such Letter of Credit is issued.
“UFCA” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.21(d).
“UFTA” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.21(d).
“Unfunded Pension Liability” means the excess of a Pension Plan’s benefit liabilities under Section 4001(a)(16) of ERISA, over the current value of that Pension Plan’s assets, determined in accordance with the assumptions used for funding the Pension Plan pursuant to Section 412 of the Code for the applicable plan year.
“Unintentional Overadvance” means an Overadvance which, to the Agent’s knowledge, did not constitute an Overadvance when made but which has become an Overadvance resulting from changed circumstances beyond the control of the Credit Parties, including, without limitation, a reduction in the Appraised Value of property or assets included in the Borrowing Base or misrepresentation by the Loan Parties.
“United States” and “U.S.” mean the United States of America.
“Unrestricted Subsidiary” means each of (i) Dick’s Foundation, (ii) any non-wholly owned Subsidiary restricted by its charter documents from guarantying indebtedness of its members or stockholders (but only to the extent of such restriction) and (iii) any other not-for-profit Subsidiary, captive insurance company Subsidiary or other special purpose Subsidiary of a Loan Party designated by the Borrower's board of directors as such, provided that no Subsidiary may be designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary unless it does not have any material liabilities, is not engaged in any business or commercial activities, it is not obligated or liable, directly or indirectly, contingently or otherwise, in respect of any Indebtedness or other material obligations, and none of its assets are included in the calculation of Borrowing Base immediately prior to such Subsidiary’s being designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary and provided further that the designation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary hereunder shall constitute an Investment for purposes of Section 7.02.
“U.S. Special Resolution Regimes” has he meaning specified in Section 10.26.
“Weekly Borrowing Base Delivery Event” means either (i) the occurrence and continuance of any Specified Event of Default, or (ii) the failure of the Borrower to maintain Availability at least equal to the greater of (a) fifteentwelve and one-half percent (1512.5%) of the Loan Cap, and (b) $125,000,000160,000,000. For purposes of this Agreement, the occurrence of a Weekly Borrowing Base Delivery Event shall be deemed continuing at the Agent’s





option (i) so long as such Specified Event of Default exists, and/or (ii) if the Weekly Borrowing Base Delivery Event arises as a result of the Borrower’s failure to achieve Availability as required hereunder, until Availability has exceeded the greater of (x) fifteentwelve and one-half percent (1512.5%) of the Loan Cap, and (y) $125,000,000160,000,000 for thirty (30) consecutive calendar days, in which case a Weekly Borrowing Base Delivery Event shall no longer be deemed to be continuing for purposes of this Agreement. The termination of a Weekly Borrowing Base Delivery Event as provided herein shall in no way limit, waive or delay the occurrence of a subsequent Weekly Borrowing Base Delivery Event in the event that the conditions set forth in this definition again arise.
“Wells Fargo” means Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and its successors.
“Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule.
1.02    Other Interpretive Provisions. With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:

(a)The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.” The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.” Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including any Organization Document) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein or in any other Loan Document), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns, (iii) the words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document, shall be construed to refer to such Loan Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision thereof, (iv) all references in a Loan Document to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, the Loan Document in which such references appear, (v) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending replacing or interpreting such law and any reference to any law or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, and (vi) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.

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

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

(d)Any reference herein or in any other Loan Document to the satisfaction, repayment, or
payment in full of the Obligations shall mean the repayment in Dollars in full in cash or immediately available funds (or, in the case of contingent reimbursement obligations with respect to Letters of Credit and Bank Products (other than Swap Contracts), providing Cash Collateralization) of all of the Obligations (including the payment of any termination amount then applicable (or which would or could become applicable as a result of the repayment of the other Obligations) under Swap Contracts) other than (i) unasserted contingent indemnification Obligations, (ii) any Obligations relating to Bank Products (including Swap Contracts) that, at such time, are allowed by the applicable Bank Product provider to





remain outstanding without being required to be repaid or Cash Collateralized, and (iii) any Obligations relating to Cash Management Services that, at such time, are allowed by the applicable provider of such Cash Management Services to remain outstanding without being required to be repaid.
    
1.03    Accounting Terms

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

(b)Changes in GAAP. If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of “Cost” as set forth in the definition thereof or any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either the Borrower or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided that, until so amended, (i) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (ii) the Borrower shall provide to the Agent and the Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made, without giving effect to any lease obligation recorded pursuant to the adoption of FASB ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), to the extent such obligation would not have been recorded as a Capital Lease Obligation prior to adoption.
    
1.04    Rounding. Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).

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

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

1.07    Limited Conditions Acquisitions.

In connection with any action being taken solely in connection with a Limited Condition Acquisition, for purposes of:
(a)determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires the calculation of the Total Leverage Ratio or satisfaction of the Limited Acquisition Condition Payment Conditions; and

(b)determining compliance with representations, warranties, defaults or Events of Default (in each case, other than for purposes of Section 4.02);






in each case, at the option of the Borrower (the Borrower’s election to exercise such option in connection with any Limited Condition Acquisition, an “LCA Election”), the date of determination of whether any such action is permitted hereunder, shall be deemed to be the date the definitive agreements for such Limited Condition Acquisition are entered into (the “LCA Test Date”) (provided that the Borrower shall be required to make an LCA Election on or prior to the date on which the definitive agreements for such Limited Condition Acquisition have been entered into, and provided further that with respect to any required calculation of the Limited Acquisition Condition Payment Conditions on the LCA Test Date, such calculation shall be effective only in the event that such Limited Condition Acquisition is consummated within 180 days following the LCA Test Date), and if, after giving pro forma effect to the Limited Condition Acquisition and the other transactions to be entered into in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) as if they had occurred at the beginning of the most recent Measurement Period ending prior to the LCA Test Date (after giving effect to any increases or decrease in Indebtedness of the Borrower and Subsidiaries since such date), the Borrower could have taken such action on the relevant LCA Test Date in compliance with such ratio, representation, warranty, default, Events of Default or basket, such ratio, representation, warranty, default, Event of Default or basket shall be deemed to have been complied with for purposes of such Limited Condition Acquisition. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Borrower has made an LCA Election and any of the ratios or baskets for which compliance was determined or tested as of the LCA Test Date are exceeded as a result of fluctuations in any such ratio or basket, including due to fluctuations in Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower or the Person subject to such Limited Condition Acquisition, at or prior to the consummation of the relevant transaction or action, such baskets or ratios will not be deemed to have been exceeded as a result of such fluctuations. If the Borrower has made an LCA Election for any Limited Condition Acquisition, then in connection with any subsequent calculation of any ratios, representations, warranties, defaults, Events of Default or basket availability (including with respect to satisfaction of the Payment Conditions or the Limited Acquisition Condition Payment Conditions in connection therewith) with respect to the incurrence of Indebtedness or Liens, or the making of Restricted Payments, mergers, the conveyance, lease or other transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Borrower, the prepayment, redemption, purchase, defeasance or other satisfaction of Indebtedness, the consummation of any other Permitted Acquisition or the designation of a Subsidiary on or following the relevant LCA Test Date and prior to the earlier of the date on which such Limited Condition Acquisition is consummated or the date that the definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Acquisition is terminated or expires without consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition, any such ratios representations, warranties, defaults, Events of Default or baskets shall be calculated on a pro forma basis assuming such Limited Condition Acquisition and other transactions in connection therewith (including any incurrence of Indebtedness and the use of proceeds thereof) has been consummated (it being further understood and agreed, however, that neither any Consolidated Net Income or Consolidated EBITDA therefrom, nor any assets of the target to be acquired pursuant to such Limited Condition Acquisition, shall be included in the Borrower’s Consolidated Net Income or Consolidated EBITDA, or in the calculation of the Borrowing Base, as applicable, in any such subsequent calculation until such Limited Condition Acquisition has actually closed).
1.08    LIBOR Discontinuation Event.

Upon the occurrence of a Permanent LIBOR Discontinuation Event, the Borrower and the Agent shall negotiate in good faith an amendment to this Agreement to adopt a replacement benchmark rate of interest (giving due consideration to any evolving or then existing convention for similar U.S. dollar denominated syndicated credit facilities for such alternative benchmarks) and to agree on the margin to be applied thereto, along with any administrative or other related changes necessary or advisable to enable the Borrower to request and obtain Loans hereunder that bear interest at a rate based on such replacement benchmark rate. Notwithstanding anything else herein, in no event shall any such replacement benchmark rate of interest be less than zero for purposes of this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 10.01, such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement so long as the Agent shall not have received, within five (5) Business Days of the date a copy of such amendment is provided to the Lenders, a written notice from the Required Lenders stating that the Required Lenders object to such amendment. In the case of any such objection by the Required Lenders pursuant to the foregoing sentence, any amendment to address a Permanent LIBOR Discontinuation Event will require the consent of the Required Lenders in addition to the consent of the Borrower and the Agent.





1.09    Divisions.

For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under a different jurisdiction’s laws): (a) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, and (b) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Equity Interests at such time.

ARTICLE II
THE COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS

2.01    Committed Loans; Reserves. (a) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender severally agrees to make loans (each such loan, a “Committed Loan”) to the Borrower from time to time, on any Business Day during the Availability Period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the lesser of (x) the amount of such Lender’s Commitment, and (y) such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Borrowing Base; subject in each case to the following limitations:

(a)after giving effect to any Committed Borrowing, the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Loan Cap,

(b)after giving effect to any Committed Borrowing, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Committed Loans of any Lender, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Lender’s Commitment, and

(c)the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations shall not at any time exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit.

Within the limits of each Lender’s Commitment, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower may borrow under this Section 2.01, prepay under Section 2.05, and reborrow under this Section 2.01. Committed Loans may be Base Rate Loans or LIBO Rate Loans, as further provided herein.
1.The Inventory Reserves and Availability Reserves as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date are set forth in the Borrowing Base Certificate delivered pursuant to Section 4.01(c) hereofon the Fourth Amendment Effective Date.
2.The Agent shall have the right, at any time and from time to time after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date in its Permitted Discretion to establish, modify or eliminate Reserves, and the Agent shall provide the Borrower with prompt written notice of the same.

2.02    Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Committed Loans.

(a)Committed Loans (other than Swing Line Loans) shall be either Base Rate Loans or LIBO Rate Loans as the Borrower may request subject to and in accordance with this Section 2.02. All Swing Line Loans shall be only Base Rate Loans. Subject to the other provisions of this Section 2.02, Committed Borrowings of more than one Type may be incurred at the same time.

(b)Each request for a Committed Borrowing, each conversion of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of LIBO Rate Loans shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Agent, which may be given by telephone. Each such notice consisting of a Base Rate Loan shall be made by electronic request of the Borrower through Agent’s Commercial Electronic Office Portal or through such other electronic portal provided by Agent (the “Portal”), which must be received by the Agent not later than 12:002:00 p.m. (i) three Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBO





Rate Loans or of any conversion of LIBO Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans, and (ii) on the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans (provided that until the Swing Line Sublimit has been reached, all requested Borrowings of Base Rate Loans shall be for Swing Line Loans; provided further that if the Swing Line Lender elects not to make a Swing Line Loan under Section 2.04 hereof, such Borrowing shall, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, automatically (and without the need for a separate notice) be made as a Base Rate Loan by all Lenders). Each telephonic notice by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.02(b) must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Agent of a written Committed Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed. The Borrower hereby acknowledges and agrees that any request made through the Portal shall be deemed made by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower. Each Borrowing of, conversion to request for a Committed Borrowing consisting of a LIBO Rate Loan shall be made pursuant to the Borrower’s submission of a LIBO Rate Loan Notice, which must be received by the Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. three (3) Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing or continuation of LIBO Rate Loans shall be . Each LIBO Rate Loan Notice shall specify (i) the requested date of the Borrowing or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (ii) the principal amount of LIBO Rate Loans to be borrowed or continued (which shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof. Except as provided in Sections 2.03(d) and 2.04(c), each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof. Each Committed Loan Notice (whether telephonic or written) shall specify (i) whether the Borrower is requesting a Committed Borrowing, a conversion of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of LIBO Rate Loans, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Committed Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Committed Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Committed Loans are to be converted, and (v) if applicable, the), and (iii) the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto. If the Borrower fails to specify a Type of Committed Loan in a Committed Loan Notice or if an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month. On the requested date of any LIBO Rate Loan, (i) in the event that Base Rate Loans are outstanding in an amount equal to or greater than the requested LIBO Rate Loan, all or a portion of such Base Rate Loans shall be automatically converted to a LIBO Rate Loan in the amount requested by the Borrower, and (ii) if Base Rate Loans are not outstanding in an amount at least equal to the requested LIBO Rate Loan, the Borrower shall make an electronic request via the Portal for additional Base Rate Loans in an such amount, when taken with the outstanding Base Rate Loans (which shall be converted automatically at such time), as is necessary to satisfy the requested LIBO Rate Loan. If the Borrower fails to make such additional request via the Portal as required pursuant to clause (ii) of the foregoing sentence, then the Borrower shall be responsible for all amounts due pursuant to Section 3.05 hereof arising on account of such failure. If the Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion orwith respect to any continuation of a LIBO Rate Loan, then the applicable Committed Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans. Any such automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be, effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable LIBO Rate Loans. If the Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of LIBO Rate Loans in any such Committed Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one month. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, a Swing Line Loan may not be converted to a LIBO Rate Loan.

(c)Following receipt of a Committed Loan Notice, theThe Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of the amount of its Applicable Percentage of the applicable Committed Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Borrower, the Agent shall notify each Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans described in Section 2.02(b). In the case of a Committed Borrowing, each Lender shall make the amount of its Committed Loan available to the Agent in immediately available funds at the Agent’s Office not later than 1:003:00 p.m. on the Business Day specified in the applicable Committed Loan Noticenotice. Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (and, if such Borrowing is the initial Credit Extension, Section 4.01), the Agent shall, absent extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the Agent, make all funds so received available to the Borrower in like funds by no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of receipt by the Agent either by (i) crediting the account of the Borrower on the books of Wells Fargo with the amount of such funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Agent by the Borrower.






(d)The Agent, without the request of the Borrower, may advance any interest, fee or service charge (including direct wire fees), and (unless a Cash Dominion Event has occurred and is continuing) upon prior notice to the Borrower, Credit Party Expenses or other payments to which any Credit Party is entitled from the Loan Parties pursuant hereto or any other Loan Document and may charge the same to the Loan Account notwithstanding that an Overadvance may result thereby. The Agent shall advise the Borrower of any such advance or charge promptly after the making thereof. Such action on the part of the Agent shall not constitute a waiver of the Agent’s rights and the Borrower’s obligations under Section 2.05(c). Any amount which is added to the principal balance of the Loan Account as provided in this Section 2.02(d) shall bear interest at the interest rate then and thereafter applicable to Base Rate Loans.

(e)Except as otherwise provided herein, a LIBO Rate Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such LIBO Rate Loan. During the existence of a Default or an Event of Default, no Loans may be requested as, converted to or continued as LIBO Rate Loans without the Consent of the Required Lenders.

(f)The Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for LIBO Rate Loans upon determination of such interest rate. At any time that Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders of any change in Wells Fargo’s prime rate used in determining the Base Rate promptly following the public announcement of such change.

(g)After giving effect to all Committed Borrowings, all conversions of Committed Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Committed Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than twelvesixteen (1216) Interest Periods in effect with respect to LIBO Loans.

(h)The Agent, the Lenders, the Swing Line Lender and the L/C Issuer shall have no obligation to make any Loan or to provide any Letter of Credit if an Overadvance would result. The Agent may, in its discretion, make Permitted Overadvances without the consent of the Borrower, the Lenders, the Swing Line Lender and the L/C Issuer and the Borrower and each Lender and L/C Issuer shall be bound thereby. Any Permitted Overadvance may constitute a Swing Line Loan. A Permitted Overadvance is for the account of the Borrower and shall constitute a Base Rate Loan and an Obligation and shall be repaid by the Borrower in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.05(c). The making of any such Permitted Overadvance on any one occasion shall not obligate the Agent or any Lender to make or permit any Permitted Overadvance on any other occasion or to permit such Permitted Overadvances to remain outstanding. The making by the Agent of a Permitted Overadvance shall not modify or abrogate any of the provisions of Section 2.03 regarding the Lenders’ obligations to purchase participations with respect to Letter of Credits or of Section 2.04 regarding the Lenders’ obligations to purchase participations with respect to Swing Line Loans. The Agent shall have no liability for, and no Loan Party or Credit Party shall have the right to, or shall, bring any claim of any kind whatsoever against the Agent with respect to Unintentional Overadvances regardless of the amount of any such Overadvance(s).

2.03    Letters of Credit.

(a)Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, upon the request of the Borrower made in accordance herewith, and prior to the Maturity Date, the L/C Issuer agrees to issue a requested Letter of Credit for the account of the Loan Parties. By submitting a request to the L/C Issuer for the issuance of a Letter of Credit, the Borrower shall be deemed to have requested that the L/C Issuer issue the requested Letter of Credit. Each request for the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or the amendment, renewal, or extension of any outstanding Letter of Credit, shall be irrevocable and shall be made in writing pursuant to a Letter of Credit Application by a Responsible Officer and delivered to the L/C Issuer and the Agent via telefacsimile or other electronic method of transmission reasonably acceptable to the L/C Issuer not later than 12:00 p.m. at least two Business Days (or such other date and time as the Agent and the L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in their sole discretion) prior to the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal, or extension. Each such request shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the L/C Issuer and (i) shall specify (A) the amount of such Letter of Credit, (B) the date of issuance, amendment, renewal, or extension of such Letter of Credit, (C) the proposed expiration date of





such Letter of Credit, (D) the name and address of the beneficiary of the Letter of Credit, and (E) such other information (including, the conditions to drawing, and, in the case of an amendment, renewal, or extension, identification of the Letter of Credit to be so amended, renewed, or extended) as shall be necessary to prepare, amend, renew, or extend such Letter of Credit, and (ii) shall be accompanied by such Issuer Documents as the Agent or the L/C Issuer may request or require, to the extent that such requests or requirements are consistent with the Issuer Documents that the L/C Issuer generally requests for Letters of Credit in similar circumstances. The Agent’s records of the content of any such request will be conclusive. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower’s ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly the Borrower may prior to the Maturity Date obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed.

(b)The L/C Issuer shall have no obligation to issue a Letter of Credit if, after giving effect to the requested issuance, (i) the Total Outstandings would exceed Loan Cap, (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Committed Loans of any Lender, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans would exceed such Lender’s Commitment, or (iii) the Outstanding Amount of the L/C Obligations would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit.

(c)In the event there is a Defaulting Lender as of the date of any request for the issuance of a Letter of Credit, the L/C Issuer shall not be required to issue or arrange for such Letter of Credit to the extent (i) the Defaulting Lender’s participation with respect to such Letter of Credit may not be reallocated pursuant to Section 9.16(b), or (ii) the L/C Issuer has not otherwise entered into arrangements reasonably satisfactory to it and the Borrower to eliminate the L/C Issuer’s risk with respect to the participation in such Letter of Credit of the Defaulting Lender, which arrangements may include the Borrower cash collateralizing such Defaulting Lender’s participation with respect to such Letter of Credit in accordance with Section 9.16(b). Additionally, the L/C Issuer shall have no obligation to issue a Letter of Credit if (A) any order, judgment, or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall, by its terms, purport to enjoin or restrain the L/C Issuer from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to the L/C Issuer or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of Law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over the L/C Issuer shall prohibit or request that the L/C Issuer refrain from the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular, or (B) the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of the L/C Issuer applicable to letters of credit generally, or (C) if the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, unless either such Letter of Credit is Cash Collateralized on or prior to the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit (or such later date which is on or before the Letter of Credit Expiration Date as to which the Agent may agree) or all the Lenders have approved such expiry date.

(d)Any L/C Issuer (other than Wells Fargo or any of its Affiliates) shall notify the Agent in writing no later than the Business Day immediately following the Business Day on which such L/C Issuer issued any Letter of Credit; provided that (i) until the Agent advises any such L/C Issuer that the provisions of Section 4.02 are not satisfied, or (ii) unless the aggregate amount of the Letters of Credit issued in any such week exceeds such amount as shall be agreed by the Agent and such L/C Issuer, such L/C Issuer shall be required to so notify the Agent in writing only once each week of the Letters of Credit issued by such L/C Issuer during the immediately preceding week as well as the daily amounts outstanding for the prior week, such notice to be furnished on such day of the week as the Agent and such L/C Issuer may agree. Each Letter of Credit shall be in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the L/C Issuer, including the requirement that the amounts payable thereunder must be payable in Dollars; provided that if the L/C Issuer, in its discretion, issues a Letter of Credit denominated in a currency other than Dollars, all reimbursements by the Borrower of the honoring of any drawing under such Letter of Credit shall be paid in Dollars based on the Spot Rate. If the L/C Issuer makes a payment under a Letter of Credit, the Borrower shall pay to Agent an amount equal to the applicable Letter of Credit Disbursement on the Business Day such Letter of Credit Disbursement is made and, in the absence of such payment, the amount of the Letter of Credit Disbursement immediately and automatically shall be deemed to be a Committed Loan hereunder (notwithstanding any failure to satisfy any condition precedent set forth in Section 4.02 hereof) and, initially, shall bear interest at the rate then applicable to Committed Loans that are Base Rate Loans. If a Letter of Credit Disbursement is deemed to





be a Committed Loan hereunder, the Borrower’s obligation to pay the amount of such Letter of Credit Disbursement to the L/C Issuer shall be automatically converted into an obligation to pay the resulting Committed Loan. Promptly following receipt by the Agent of any payment from the Borrower pursuant to this paragraph, the Agent shall distribute such payment to the L/C Issuer or, to the extent that the Lenders have made payments pursuant to Section 2.03(e) to reimburse the L/C Issuer, then to such Lenders and the L/C Issuer as their interests may appear.

(e)Promptly following receipt of a notice of a Letter of Credit Disbursement pursuant to Section 2.03(d), each Lender agrees to fund its Applicable Percentage of any Committed Loan deemed made pursuant to Section 2.03(d) on the same terms and conditions as if the Borrower had requested the amount thereof as a Committed Loan and the Agent shall promptly pay to the L/C Issuer the amounts so received by it from the Lenders. By the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment, renewal, or extension of a Letter of Credit) and without any further action on the part of the L/C Issuer or the Lenders, the L/C Issuer shall be deemed to have granted to each Lender, and each Lender shall be deemed to have purchased, a participation in each Letter of Credit issued by the L/C Issuer, in an amount equal to its Applicable Percentage of such Letter of Credit, and each such Lender agrees to pay to the Agent, for the account of the L/C Issuer, such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of any Letter of Credit Disbursement made by the L/C Issuer under the applicable Letter of Credit. In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Agent, for the account of the L/C Issuer, such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of each Letter of Credit Disbursement made by the L/C Issuer and not reimbursed by Borrower on the date due as provided in Section 2.03(d), or of any reimbursement payment that is required to be refunded (or that the Agent or the L/C Issuer elects, based upon the advice of counsel, to refund) to the Borrower for any reason. Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to deliver to the Agent, for the account of the L/C Issuer, an amount equal to its respective Applicable Percentage of each Letter of Credit Disbursement pursuant to this Section 2.03(e) shall be absolute and unconditional and such remittance shall be made notwithstanding the occurrence or continuation of a Default or Event of Default or the failure to satisfy any condition set forth in Section 4.02 hereof. If any such Lender fails to make available to the Agent the amount of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of a Letter of Credit Disbursement as provided in this Section, such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender and the Agent (for the account of the L/C Issuer) shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Lender together with interest thereon at the Defaulting Lender Rate until paid in full.

(f)[Reserved].

(g)The liability of the L/C Issuer under, in connection with or arising out of any Letter of Credit (or pre-advice), regardless of the form or legal grounds of the action or proceeding, shall be limited to direct damages suffered by the Borrower that are caused directly by the L/C Issuer’s gross negligence or willful misconduct in (i) honoring a presentation under a Letter of Credit that on its face does not at least substantially comply with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit, (ii) failing to honor a presentation under a Letter of Credit that strictly complies with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit or (iii) retaining Drawing Documents presented under a Letter of Credit. The L/C Issuer shall be deemed to have acted with due diligence and reasonable care if the L/C Issuer’s conduct is in accordance with Standard Letter of Credit Practice or in accordance with this Agreement. The Borrower’s aggregate remedies against the L/C Issuer for wrongfully honoring a presentation under any Letter of Credit or wrongfully retaining honored Drawing Documents shall in no event exceed the aggregate amount paid by the Borrower to the L/C Issuer in respect of the honored presentation in connection with such Letter of Credit under Section 2.03(d), plus interest at the rate then applicable to Base Rate Loans hereunder. The Borrower shall take action to avoid and mitigate the amount of any damages claimed against the L/C Issuer, including by enforcing its rights against the beneficiaries of the Letters of Credit. Any claim by the Borrower under or in connection with any Letter of Credit shall be reduced by an amount equal to the sum of (x) the amount (if any) saved by the Borrower as a result of the breach or alleged wrongful conduct complained of; and (y) the amount (if any) of the loss that would have been avoided had the Borrower taken all reasonable steps to mitigate any loss, and in case of a claim of wrongful dishonor, by specifically and timely authorizing the L/C Issuer to effect a cure.






(h)The Borrower shall be responsible for preparing or approving the final text of the Letter of Credit as issued by the L/C Issuer, irrespective of any assistance the L/C Issuer may provide such as drafting or recommending text or by the L/C Issuer’s use or refusal to use text submitted by the Borrower. The Borrower is solely responsible for the suitability of the Letter of Credit for the Borrower’s purposes. With respect to any Letter of Credit containing an “automatic amendment” to extend the expiration date of such Letter of Credit, the L/C Issuer, in its sole and absolute discretion, may give notice of nonrenewal of such Letter of Credit and, if the Borrower does not at any time want such Letter of Credit to be renewed, the Borrower will so notify the Agent and the L/C Issuer at least 15 calendar days before the L/C Issuer is required to notify the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit or any advising bank of such nonrenewal pursuant to the terms of such Letter of Credit.

(i)The Borrower’s reimbursement and payment obligations under this Section 2.03 are absolute, unconditional and irrevocable and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under any and all circumstances whatsoever, including:

i.any lack of validity, enforceability or legal effect of any Letter of Credit or this Agreement or any term or provision therein or herein;

ii.payment against presentation of any draft, demand or claim for payment under any Drawing Document that does not comply in whole or in part with the terms of the applicable Letter of Credit or which proves to be fraudulent, forged or invalid in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, or which is signed, issued or presented by a Person or a transferee of such Person purporting to be a successor or transferee of the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit;

iii.the L/C Issuer or any of its branches or Affiliates being the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit;

iv.the L/C Issuer or any correspondent honoring a drawing against a Drawing Document up to the amount available under any Letter of Credit even if such Drawing Document claims an amount in excess of the amount available under the Letter of Credit;

v.the existence of any claim, set-off, defense or other right that the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries may have at any time against any beneficiary, any assignee of proceeds, the L/C Issuer or any other Person;

vi.any other event, circumstance or conduct whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing that might, but for this Section 2.03(i), constitute a legal or equitable defense to or discharge of, or provide a right of set-off against, the Borrower’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ reimbursement and other payment obligations and liabilities, arising under, or in connection with, any Letter of Credit, whether against the L/C Issuer, the beneficiary or any other Person; or

vii.the fact that any Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing;
provided, however, that subject to Section 2.03(g) above, the foregoing shall not release the L/C Issuer from such liability to the Borrower as may be finally determined in a final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction against the L/C Issuer following reimbursement or payment of the obligations and liabilities, including reimbursement and other payment obligations, of the Borrower to the L/C Issuer arising under, or in connection with, this Section 2.03 or any Letter of Credit.
(j)Without limiting any other provision of this Agreement, the L/C Issuer shall not be responsible to the Borrower for, and the L/C Issuer’s rights and remedies against the Borrower and the obligation of the Borrower to reimburse the L/C Issuer for each drawing under each Letter of Credit shall not be impaired by:






i.honor of a presentation under any Letter of Credit that on its face substantially complies with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit, even if the Letter of Credit requires strict compliance by the beneficiary;

ii.honor of a presentation of any Drawing Document that appears on its face to have been signed, presented or issued (A) by any purported successor or transferee of any beneficiary or other Person required to sign, present or issue such Drawing Document or (B) under a new name of the beneficiary;

iii.acceptance as a draft of any written or electronic demand or request for payment under a Letter of Credit, even if nonnegotiable or not in the form of a draft or notwithstanding any requirement that such draft, demand or request bear any or adequate reference to the Letter of Credit;

iv.the identity or authority of any presenter or signer of any Drawing Document or the form, accuracy, genuineness or legal effect of any Drawing Document (other than the L/C Issuer’s determination that such Drawing Document appears on its face substantially to comply with the terms and conditions of the Letter of Credit);

v.acting upon any instruction or request relative to a Letter of Credit or requested Letter of Credit that the L/C Issuer in good faith believes to have been given by a Person authorized to give such instruction or request;

vi.any errors, omissions, interruptions or delays in transmission or delivery of any message, advice or document (regardless of how sent or transmitted) or for errors in interpretation of technical terms or in translation or any delay in giving or failing to give notice to the Borrower;

vii.any acts, omissions or fraud by, or the insolvency of, any beneficiary, any nominated person or entity or any other Person or any breach of contract between any beneficiary and the Borrower or any of the parties to the underlying transaction to which the Letter of Credit relates;

viii.assertion or waiver of any provision of the ISP or UCP that primarily benefits an issuer of a letter of credit, including any requirement that any Drawing Document be presented to it at a particular hour or place;

ix.payment to any paying or negotiating bank (designated or permitted by the terms of the applicable Letter of Credit) claiming that it rightfully honored or is entitled to reimbursement or indemnity under Standard Letter of Credit Practice applicable to it;

x.acting or failing to act as required or permitted under Standard Letter of Credit Practice applicable to where the L/C Issuer has issued, confirmed, advised or negotiated such Letter of Credit, as the case may be;

xi.honor of a presentation after the expiration date of any Letter of Credit notwithstanding that a presentation was made prior to such expiration date and dishonored by the L/C Issuer if subsequently the L/C Issuer or any court or other finder of fact determines such presentation should have been honored;

xii.dishonor of any presentation that does not strictly comply or that is fraudulent, forged or otherwise not entitled to honor; or

xiii.honor of a presentation that is subsequently determined by the L/C Issuer to have been made in violation of international, federal, state or local restrictions on the transaction of business with certain prohibited Persons.






(k)Upon the request of the Agent, (i) if the L/C Issuer has honored any full or partial drawing request under any Letter of Credit and such drawing has resulted in an L/C Obligation that remains outstanding, or (ii) if, as of the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, any L/C Obligation for any reason remains outstanding, the Borrower shall, in each case, immediately Cash Collateralize the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations. Sections 2.05 and 8.02(c) set forth certain additional requirements to deliver Cash Collateral hereunder. For purposes of this Section 2.03, Section 2.05 and Section 8.02(c), “Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Agent, for the benefit of the L/C Issuer and the Lenders, as collateral for the L/C Obligations, cash or deposit account balances in an amount equal to 103% of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations (other than L/C Obligations with respect to Letters of Credit denominated in a currency other than Dollars, which L/C Obligations shall be Cash Collateralized in an amount equal to 103% of the Outstanding Amount of such L/C Obligations in Dollars based on the Spot Rate), pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent and the L/C Issuer (which documents are hereby Consented to by the Lenders). The Borrower hereby grants to the Agent a security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein and all proceeds of the foregoing. Cash Collateral shall be maintained in blocked, non-interest bearing deposit accounts at Wells Fargo. If at any time the Agent determines that any funds held as Cash Collateral are subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Agent or that the total amount of such funds is less than the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, the Borrower will, forthwith upon demand by the Agent, pay to the Agent, as additional funds to be deposited as Cash Collateral, an amount equal to the excess of (x) such aggregate Outstanding Amount over (y) the total amount of funds, if any, then held as Cash Collateral that the 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 as Cash Collateral, such funds shall be applied, to the extent permitted under applicable Laws, to reimburse the L/C Issuer and, to the extent not so applied, shall thereafter be applied to satisfy other Obligations.

(l)The Borrower shall pay to the Agent for the account of each Lender in accordance with its Applicable Percentage a Letter of Credit fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) for each Letter of Credit equal to the Applicable Margin times the daily Stated Amount under each such Letter of Credit (whether or not such maximum amount is then in effect under such Letter of Credit). For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of the Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06. Letter of Credit Fees shall be (i) due and payable on the first day after the end of each month commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, and after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, on demand, and (ii) computed on a monthly basis in arrears. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, while any Specified Event of Default exists, all Letter of Credit Fees shall accrue at the Default Rate as provided in Section 2.08(b) hereof.

(m)In addition to the Letter of Credit Fees as set forth in Section 2.03(l) above, the Borrower shall pay immediately upon demand to the Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer any and all other customary commissions, fees and charges then in effect imposed by, and any and all expenses incurred by, the L/C Issuer, or by any adviser, confirming institution or entity or other nominated person, relating to Letters of Credit, at the time of issuance of any Letter of Credit and upon the occurrence of any other activity with respect to any Letter of Credit (including transfers, assignments of proceeds, amendments, drawings, renewals or cancellations).

(n)Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the L/C Issuer and the Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued, (i) the rules of the ISP and the UCP shall apply to each Standby Letter of Credit, and (ii) the rules of the UCP shall apply to each Commercial Letter of Credit.

(o)The L/C Issuer shall act on behalf of the Lenders with respect to any Letters of Credit issued by it and the documents associated therewith, and the L/C Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (A) provided to the Agent in Article IX with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by the L/C Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and Issuer Documents pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Agent” as used in Article IX included the L/C Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to the L/C Issuer.






(p)In the event of a direct conflict between the provisions of this Section 2.03 and any provision contained in any Issuer Document, it is the intention of the parties hereto that such provisions be read together and construed, to the fullest extent possible, to be in concert with each other. In the event of any actual, irreconcilable conflict that cannot be resolved as aforesaid, the terms and provisions of this Section 2.03 shall control and govern.

2.04    Swing Line Loans.

(a)The Swing Line. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swing Line Lender may, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Lenders set forth in this Section 2.04, make loans (each such loan, a “Swing Line Loan”) to the Borrower from time to time on any Business Day during the Availability Period in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of the Swing Line Sublimit, notwithstanding the fact that such Swing Line Loans, when aggregated with the Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of Committed Loans and L/C Obligations of the Lender acting as Swing Line Lender, may exceed the amount of such Lender’s Commitment; provided, however, that after giving effect to any Swing Line Loan, (i) the Total Outstandings shall not exceed Loan Cap, and (ii) the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Committed Loans of any Lender at such time, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations at such time, plus such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans at such time shall not exceed such Lender’s Commitment, and provided, further, that the Borrower shall not use the proceeds of any Swing Line Loan to refinance any outstanding Swing Line Loan. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrower may borrow under this Section 2.04, prepay under Section 2.05, and reborrow under this Section 2.04. Each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest only at a rate based on the Base Rate. Immediately upon the making of a Swing Line Loan, each Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the Swing Line Lender a risk participation in such Swing Line Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage multiplied by the amount of such Swing Line Loan. The Swing Line Lender shall have all of the benefits and immunities (A) provided to the Agent in Article IX with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by the Swing Line Lender in connection with Swing Line Loans made by it or proposed to be made by it as if the term “Agent” as used in Article IX included the Swing Line Lender with respect to such acts or omissions, and (B) as additionally provided herein with respect to the Swing Line Lender.

(b)Borrowing Procedures. Each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made upon the Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Swing Line Lender and the Agent, which may be given by telephone. Each such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. on the requested borrowing date, and shall specify (i) the amount to be borrowed, which shall be a minimum of $100,000, and (ii) the requested borrowing date, which shall be a Business Day. Each such telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Swing Line Lender and the Agent of a written Swing Line Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower. Promptly after receipt by the Swing Line Lender of any telephonic Swing Line Loan Notice, the Swing Line Lender will confirm with the Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Agent has also received such Swing Line Loan Notice and, if not, the Swing Line Lender will notify the Agent (by telephone or in writing) of the contents thereof. Unless the Swing Line Lender has received notice (by telephone or in writing) from the Agent at the request of the Required Lenders prior to 2:00 p.m. on the date of the proposed Swing Line Borrowing (A) directing the Swing Line Lender not to make such Swing Line Loan as a result of the limitations set forth in the proviso to the first sentence of Section 2.04(a), or (B) that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Article IV is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Lender may, not later than 3:00 p.m. on the borrowing date specified in such Swing Line Loan Notice, make the amount of its Swing Line Loan available to the Borrower at its office by crediting the account of the Borrower on the books of the Swing Line Lender in immediately available funds.

(c)Refinancing of Swing Line Loans.

(i)The Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, on behalf of the Borrower (which hereby irrevocably authorize the Swing Line Lender to so request on its behalf),





that each Lender make a Base Rate Loan in an amount equal to such Lender's Applicable Percentage of the amount of Swing Line Loans then outstanding. Such request shall be made in writing (which written request shall be deemed to be a Committed Loan Notice for purposes hereof) and in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.02, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified therein for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Loan Cap and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02. The Swing Line Lender shall furnish the Borrower with a copy of the applicable Committed Loan Notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Agent. Each Lender shall make an amount equal to its Applicable Percentage of the amount specified in such Committed Loan Noticeof such outstanding Swing Line Loan available to the Agent in immediately available funds for the account of the Swing Line Lender at the Agent’s Office not later than 1:00 p.m. on the day specified in such Committed Loan Noticeby the Swing Line Lender, whereupon, subject to Section 2.04(c)(ii), each Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the Borrower in such amount. The Agent shall remit the funds so received to the Swing Line Lender.

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

(iii)If any Lender fails to make available to the Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.04(c) by the time specified in Section 2.04(c)(i), the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the Swing Line Lender at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Swing Line Lender in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Swing Line Lender in connection with the foregoing. If such Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Committed Loan included in the relevant Committed Borrowing or funded participation in the relevant Swing Line Loan, as the case may be. A certificate of the Swing Line Lender submitted to any Lender (through the Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

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

(d)Repayment of Participations.

(i)At any time after any Lender has purchased and funded a risk participation in a Swing Line Loan, if the Swing Line Lender receives any payment on account of such Swing Line Loan, the Swing Line Lender will distribute to such Lender its Applicable Percentage of such payment (appropriately adjusted, in the case of interest payments, to reflect the period of time during which such Lender’s risk participation was funded) in the same funds as those received by the Swing Line Lender.

(ii)If any payment received by the Swing Line Lender in respect of principal or interest on any Swing Line Loan is required to be returned by the Swing Line Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Swing Line





Lender in its discretion), each Lender shall pay to the Swing Line Lender its Applicable Percentage thereof on demand of the Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate. The Agent will make such demand upon the request of the Swing Line Lender. The obligations of the Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

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

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

2.05    Prepayments.

(a)The Borrower may, upon irrevocable notice from the Borrower to the Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Committed Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (i) such notice must be received by the Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. (A) three Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of LIBO Rate Loans and (B) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (ii) any prepayment of LIBO Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof; and (iii) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, in each case, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding. Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid and, if LIBO Rate Loans, the Interest Period(s) of such Loans. The Agent will promptly notify each Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such prepayment. If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein. Any prepayment of a LIBO Rate Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05. Each such prepayment shall be applied to the Committed Loans of the Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages.

(b)The Borrower may, upon irrevocable notice from the Borrower to the Swing Line Lender (with a copy to the Agent), at any time or from time to time, voluntarily prepay Swing Line Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (i) such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date of the prepayment, and (ii) any such prepayment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $100,000. Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment. If such notice is given by the Borrower, the Borrower shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.

(c)If for any reason the Total Outstandings at any time exceed the Loan Cap as then in effect, the Borrower shall promptly (and in any event, within one (1) Business Day) prepay Loans, Swing Line Loans and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in an aggregate amount equal to such excess; provided, however, that the Borrower shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations pursuant to this Section 2.05(c) unless after the prepayment in full of the Loans, the Total Outstandings exceed the Loan Cap as then in effect.

(d)The Borrower shall prepay the Loans and, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in accordance with the provisions of Section 6.13 hereof.

(e)Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, prepayments made pursuant to Section 2.05(a), (b), (c) and (d) shall not reduce the Aggregate Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit. Prepayments made pursuant to Section 2.05(c) and (d) above, first, shall be applied to the Swing Line Loans, second, shall be applied ratably to the outstanding Committed Loans, third, shall be used to





Cash Collateralize the remaining L/C Obligations, if applicable; and, fourth, the amount remaining, if any, after the prepayment in full of all Swing Line Loans and Committed Loans outstanding at such time and the Cash Collateralization of the remaining L/C Obligations in full (if applicable) may be retained by the Borrower for use in the ordinary course of its business. Upon the drawing of any Letter of Credit that has been Cash Collateralized, the funds held as Cash Collateral shall be applied (without any further action by or notice to or from the Borrower or any other Loan Party) to reimburse the L/C Issuer or the Lenders, as applicable.

2.06    Termination or Reduction of Commitments.

(a)The Borrower may, upon irrevocable notice from the Borrower to the Agent, terminate the Aggregate Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit or from time to time permanently reduce the Aggregate Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. five (5) Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $5,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, (iii) the Borrower shall not terminate or reduce (A) the Aggregate Commitments if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Total Outstandings would exceed the Aggregate Commitments, (B) the Letter of Credit Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto, the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations not fully Cash Collateralized hereunder would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit, and (C) the Swing Line Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto, and to any concurrent payments hereunder, the Outstanding Amount of Swing Line Loans hereunder would exceed the Swing Line Sublimit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower may rescind or postpone any notice of termination of the Aggregate Commitments if such termination would have resulted from a refinancing of the credit facility established under the Loan Documents, which refinancing shall not be consummated or otherwise shall be delayed.

(b)If, after giving effect to any reduction of the Aggregate Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit exceeds the amount of the Aggregate Commitments, such Letter of Credit Sublimit or Swing Line Sublimit shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess.

(c)The Agent will promptly notify the Lenders of any termination or reduction of the Letter of Credit Sublimit, Swing Line Sublimit or the Aggregate Commitments under this Section 2.06. Upon any reduction of the Aggregate Commitments, the Commitment of each Lender shall be reduced by such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such reduction amount. All fees (including, without limitation, commitment fees and Letter of Credit Fees) and interest in respect of the Aggregate Commitments accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Aggregate Commitments shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.

2.07    Repayment of Loans.

(a)The Borrower shall repay to the Lenders on the Termination Date the aggregate principal amount of Committed Loans outstanding on such date.

(b)To the extent not previously paid, the Borrower shall repay the outstanding balance of the Swing Line Loans on the Termination Date.

2.08    Interest.

(a)Subject to the provisions of Section 2.08(b) below, (i) each LIBO Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the Adjusted LIBO Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Margin; (ii) each Base Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin; and (iii) each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Margin.






(b)If any Specified Event of Default exists, upon the written direction of the Required Lenders, the Agent shall notify the Borrower in writing that all outstanding Obligations shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate and thereafter such Obligations shall bear interest at the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws; provided that no amount shall be payable pursuant to this Section 2.08(b) to a Defaulting Lender so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender; and provided further, that no amounts shall accrue pursuant to this Section 2.08(b) on any overdue amount or other amount payable to a Defaulting Lender so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender.

(c)Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.

(d)Interest on each Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified herein. Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law.

2.09    Fees. In addition to certain fees described in Section 2.03(l):

(a)Commitment Fee. The Borrower shall pay to the Agent for the account of each Lender in accordance with its Applicable Percentage, a commitment fee equal to 0.20% per annum multiplied by the actual daily amount by which the Aggregate Commitments exceed the Total Outstandings. The commitment fee shall accrue at all times during the Availability Period, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article IV is not met, and shall be due and payable monthly in arrears on the first day after the end of each month, commencing with the first such date to occur after the Effective Date, and on the last day of the Availability Period. The commitment fee shall be calculated monthly in arrears.

(b)Other Fees. The Borrower shall pay to Wells Fargo for its own account fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the Fee Letter. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.

2.10    Computation of Interest and Fees. All computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed, except that interest computed by reference to the Base Rate at times when the Base Rate is determined based on Wells Fargo’s prime rate shall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as applicable, and actual days elapsed. Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 2.12(a), bear interest for one day. Each determination by the Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

2.11    Evidence of Debt.

(a)The Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by the Agent (the “Loan Account”) in the ordinary course of business. In addition, each Lender may record in such Lender’s internal records, an appropriate notation evidencing the date and amount of each Loan from such Lender, each payment and prepayment of principal of any such Loan, and each payment of interest, fees and other amounts due in connection with the Obligations due to such Lender. The accounts or records maintained by the Agent (including the Register maintained pursuant to Section 10.06(c)) and each Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error of the amount of the Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrower and the interest and payments thereon. Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrower hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Agent (including the Register maintained pursuant to Section 10.06(c)) in respect of such matters, such accounts and records of the Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error. Upon the request of any Lender made through





the Agent, the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Agent) a Note, which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records. Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto. Upon receipt of an affidavit of a Lender as to the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of such Lender’s Note and upon cancellation of such Note, the Borrower will issue, in lieu thereof, a replacement Note in favor of such Lender, in the same principal amount thereof and otherwise of like tenor.

(b)In addition to the accounts and records referred to in Section 2.11(a), each Lender and the Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records evidencing the purchases and sales by such Lender of participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by the Agent (including the Register maintained pursuant to Section 10.06(c)) and such accounts and records of any Lender in respect of such matters, such accounts and records of the Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.

2.12    Payments Generally; Agent’s Clawback.

(a)General. All payments to be made by the Borrower shall be made without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrower hereunder shall be made to the Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Agent’s Office in Dollars and in immediately available funds not later than 2:00 p.m. on the date specified herein. The Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Applicable Percentage (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office. All payments received by the Agent after 2:00 p.m., at the option of the Agent, shall be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue. If any payment to be made by the Borrower shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be.

(b)(i)    Funding by Lenders; Presumption by Agent. Unless the Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing of LIBO Rate Loans (or in the case of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to 12:00 noon on the date of such Borrowing) that such Lender will not make available to the Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with Section 2.02 (or in the case of a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, that such Lender has made such share available in accordance with and at the time required by Section 2.02) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Committed Borrowing available to the Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay to the Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation plus any administrative processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Agent in connection with the foregoing, and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by the Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans. If the Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrower the amount of such interest paid by the Borrower for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Committed Borrowing to the Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Committed Loan included in such Committed Borrowing. Any payment by the Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Agent.

(ii)    Payments by Borrower; Presumptions by Agent. Unless the Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower prior to the time at which any payment is due to the Agent for the account of the Lenders or the L/C Issuer hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption,





distribute to the Lenders or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount due. In such event, if the Borrower has not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
A notice of the Agent to any Lender or the Borrower with respect to any amount owing under this subsection (b) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.
(c)Failure to Satisfy Conditions Precedent. If any Lender makes available to the Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the Borrower by the Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article IV are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof (subject to the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 4.02 hereof), the Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.

(d)Obligations of Lenders Several. The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Committed Loans, to fund participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans and to make payments hereunder are several and not joint. The failure of any Lender to make any Committed Loan, to fund any such participation or to make any payment hereunder on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Committed Loan, to purchase its participation or to make its payment hereunder.

(e)Funding Source. Nothing herein shall be deemed to obligate any Lender to obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner or to constitute a representation by any Lender that it has obtained or will obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner.

2.13    Sharing of Payments by Lenders. If any Credit Party shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of, interest on, or other amounts with respect to, any of the Obligations resulting in such Lender’s receiving payment of a proportion of the aggregate amount of such Obligations greater than its pro rata share thereof as provided herein (including as in contravention of the priorities of payment set forth in Section 8.03), then the Credit Party receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Obligations of the other Credit Parties, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Credit Parties ratably and in the priorities set forth in Section 8.03, provided that:

i.if any such participations or subparticipations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations or subparticipations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest; and

ii.the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to apply to (x) any payment made by the Loan Parties pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement or (y) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Committed Loans or subparticipations in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans to any assignee or participant, other than to the Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section shall apply).

Each Loan Party consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under applicable law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against such Loan Party rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Loan Party in the amount of such participation.
2.14    Settlement Amongst Lenders






(a)The amount of each Lender’s Applicable Percentage of outstanding Loans (including outstanding Swing Line Loans, shall be computed weekly (or more frequently in the Agent’s discretion) and shall be adjusted upward or downward based on all Loans (including Swing Line Loans) and repayments of Loans (including Swing Line Loans) received by the Agent as of 3:00 p.m. on the first Business Day (such date, the “Settlement Date”) following the end of the period specified by the Agent.

(b)The Agent shall deliver to each of the Lenders promptly after a Settlement Date a summary statement of the amount of outstanding Committed Loans and Swing Line Loans for the period and the amount of repayments received for the period. As reflected on the summary statement, (i) the Agent shall transfer to each Lender its Applicable Percentage of repayments, and (ii) each Lender shall transfer to the Agent (as provided below) or the Agent shall transfer to each Lender, such amounts as are necessary to insure that, after giving effect to all such transfers, the amount of Committed Loans made by each Lender shall be equal to such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of all Committed Loans outstanding as of such Settlement Date. If the summary statement requires transfers to be made to the Agent by the Lenders and is received prior to 1:00 p.m. on a Business Day, such transfers shall be made in immediately available funds no later than 3:00 p.m. that day; and, if received after 1:00 p.m., then no later than 3:00 p.m. on the next Business Day. The obligation of each Lender to transfer such funds is irrevocable, unconditional and without recourse to or warranty by the Agent. If and to the extent any Lender shall not have so made its transfer to the Agent, such Lender agrees to pay to the Agent, forthwith on demand such amount, together with interest thereon, for each day from such date until the date such amount is paid to the Agent, equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation plus any administrative, processing, or similar fees customarily charged by the Agent in connection with the foregoing.

2.15    Increase in Commitments.

(a)Request for Increase. From and after the SecondFourth Amendment Effective Date, and provided no Default or Event of Default then exists or would arise therefrom, upon notice to the Agent (which shall promptly notify the Lenders), the Borrower may from time to time, request a Commitment Increase by an amount (for all such requests) not exceeding $350,000,000500,000,000 (each such increase, a “Commitment Increase”); provided that (i) any such request for an increase shall be in a minimum amount of $25,000,000, (ii) the Borrower may make a maximum of four such requests, and (iii) the amount of the Aggregate Commitments shall not exceed $1,600,000,0002,100,000,000 at any time.

(b)Lender Elections to Increase. At the time of sending notice to the Agent for any Commitment Increase, the Borrower (in consultation with the Agent) shall specify the time period within which each Lender is requested to respond (which shall in no event be less than ten (10) Business Days from the date of delivery of such notice to the Lenders). Each Lender shall notify the Agent within such time period whether or not it agrees to increase its Commitment and, if so, whether by an amount equal to, greater than, or less than its Applicable Percentage of such requested increase. Any Lender not responding within such time period shall be deemed to have declined to increase its Commitment.

(c)Notification by Agent; Additional Lenders. The Agent shall notify the Borrower and each Lender of the Lenders’ responses to each request made hereunder. To achieve the full amount of a requested increase and subject to the approval of the Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender (which approvals shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed), to the extent that the existing Lenders decline to increase their Commitments, or decline to increase their Commitments to the amount requested by the Borrower, the Agent, in consultation with the Borrower, will use its reasonable efforts to arrange for other Eligible Assignees to become a Lender hereunder (each such additional Lender, an “Additional Commitment Lender”) and to issue commitments in an amount equal to the amount of the increase in the Aggregate Commitments requested by the Borrower and not accepted by the existing Lenders (and the Borrower may also invite additional Eligible Assignees to become Lenders), provided, however, that without the consent of the Agent, at no time shall the Commitment of any Additional Commitment Lender be less than $5,000,000.






(d)Effective Date and Allocations. If the Aggregate Commitments are increased in accordance with this Section, the Agent, in consultation with the Borrower, shall determine the effective date (each, an “Increase Effective Date”) and, with respect to any Commitment Increases in excess of $50,000,000 in the aggregate, the final allocation of such increase. The Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the final allocation, to the extent applicable, of such increase and the Increase Effective Date and on the Increase Effective Date (i) the Aggregate Commitments under, and for all purposes of, this Agreement shall be increased by the aggregate amount of such Commitment Increases, and (ii) Schedule 2.01 shall be deemed modified, without further action, to reflect the revised Commitments and Applicable Percentages of the Lenders.

(e)Conditions to Effectiveness of Commitment Increase. As a condition precedent to such Commitment Increase, (i) the Borrower shall deliver to the Agent a certificate of each Loan Party dated as of the Increase Effective Date signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower (A) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such Commitment Increase, and (B) in the case of the Borrower, certifying that, before and after giving effect to such Commitment Increase, (1) the representations and warranties contained in Article V and the other Loan Documents are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the applicable Increase Effective Date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date, and in the case of any representation and warranty qualified by materiality, they shall be true and correct in all respects, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.15, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01, and (2) no Default or Event of Default exists or would arise therefrom, (ii) the Borrower, the Agent, and any Additional Commitment Lender shall have executed and delivered a joinder to the Loan Documents in such form as the Agent shall reasonably require; (iii) the Borrower shall have paid such fees and other compensation to the Additional Commitment Lenders as the Borrower and such Additional Commitment Lenders shall agree; (iv) the Borrower shall have paid such arrangement fees to the Agent as the Borrower and the Agent may agree; (v) if requested by the Agent, the Borrower shall deliver to the Agent and the Lenders an opinion or opinions, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent, from counsel to the Borrower reasonably satisfactory to the Agent and dated such date; (vi) the Borrower and the Additional Commitment Lender shall have delivered such other instruments, documents and agreements as the Agent may reasonably have requested; and (vii) no Default or Event of Default exists. The Outstanding Amount of Loans and the participations of the Lenders in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans outstanding on the Increase Effective Date shall be deemed automatically adjusted hereunder to the extent necessary to keep the outstanding Committed Loans and any such participations ratable with any revised Applicable Percentages arising from any nonratable increase in the Commitments under this Section.

(f)Conflicting Provisions. This Section shall supersede any provisions in Sections 2.3 or 10.01 to the contrary.

ARTICLE III
TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY
    
3.01    Taxes.

(a)Payments Free of Taxes. Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall be made free and clear of and without reduction or withholding for any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes, provided that if the Borrower shall be required by applicable law to deduct any Indemnified Taxes (including any Other Taxes) from such payments, then (i) the sum payable shall be increased as necessary so that after making all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section) the Agent, Lender or L/C Issuer, as the case may be, receives an





amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions been made, (ii) the Borrower shall make such deductions and (iii) the Borrower shall timely pay the full amount deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law.

(b)Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrower. Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) above, the Borrower shall timely pay any Other Taxes to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law.

(c)Indemnification by the Loan Parties. The Loan Parties shall indemnify the Agent, each Lender and the L/C Issuer, within 10 days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) paid by the Agent, such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, and any penalties, interest and reasonable expenses (other than those penalties, interest and expenses incurred as a result of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Agent, such Lender or L/C Issuer) arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Lender or the L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Agent), or by the Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of the Agent, a Lender or the L/C Issuer, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(d)Evidence of Payments. As soon as practicable after any payment of Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes by the Borrower to a Governmental Authority, the Borrower shall deliver to the Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Agent.

(e)Status of Lenders. Any Foreign Lender or L/C Issuer that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding tax under the law of the jurisdiction in which the Borrower is resident for tax purposes, or any treaty to which such jurisdiction is a party, with respect to payments hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower (with a copy to the Agent), at the time or times prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation prescribed by applicable law as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. Such delivery shall be provided on the Effective Date and on or before such documentation expires or becomes obsolete or after the occurrence of an event requiring a change in the documentation most recently delivered. In addition, any Lender or L/C Issuer, if requested by the Borrower or the Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Agent to determine whether or not such Lender or L/C Issuer is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that the Borrower is resident for tax purposes in the United States, any Lender or L/C Issuer shall deliver to the Borrower and the Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Lender or L/C Issuer becomes a Lender or L/C Issuer under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the request of the Borrower or the Agent, but only if such Lender or L/C Issuer is legally entitled to do so), whichever of the following is applicable:
(i)duly completed copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-9;

(ii)duly completed copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN-E or W-8BEN, as applicable, claiming eligibility for benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party;

(iii)duly completed copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI;

(iv)duly completed copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8IMY, together with any other required supporting information, forms or documentation;






(v)in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not (A) a “bank” within the meaning of section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (B) a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or (C) a “controlled foreign corporation” described in section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code and (y) duly completed copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN-E or W-8BEN, as applicable; or

(vi)any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in United States Federal withholding tax duly completed together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrower to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made.

(f)FATCA. If a payment made to a Lender or L/C Issuer under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender or L/C Issuer 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 or L/C Issuer shall deliver to the Borrower and the Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender or L/C Issuer has complied with such Lender’s or L/C Issuer’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this paragraph, “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

Each Lender and L/C Issuer agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(g)(f) Treatment of Certain Refunds. If the Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer determines, in its reasonable discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes or Other Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by the Borrower or with respect to which the Borrower has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section, it shall pay to the Borrower an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by the Borrower under this Section with respect to the Taxes or Other Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses of the Agent, such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund), provided that the Borrower, upon the request of the Agent, such Lender or the L/C Issuer, agree to repay the amount paid over to the Borrower (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Agent, such Lender or the L/C Issuer in the event the Agent, such Lender or the L/C Issuer is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. This subsection shall not be construed to require the Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to its taxes that it deems confidential) to the Borrower or any other Person.

(h)For purposes of determining withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA, from and after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the Borrower and the Agent shall treat (and the Lenders and L/C Issuer hereby authorize the Agent to treat) the Agreement as not qualifying as a “grandfathered obligation” within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.1471-2(b)(2)(i).

3.02    Illegality. If any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund LIBO Rate Loans, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the LIBO Rate, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars in the London interbank market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrower through the Agent, any obligation of such Lender to make or continue LIBO Rate Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to LIBO Rate Loans shall be suspended until such Lender notifies the Agent and the Borrower that the circumstances giving





rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all LIBO Rate Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans, either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such LIBO Rate Loans to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such LIBO Rate Loans. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrower shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted.

3.03    Inability to Determine Rates. IfExcept with respect to any Permanent LIBOR Discontinuation Event, in which case the provisions of Section 1.08 shall control, if the Required Lenders determine that for any reason in connection with any request for a LIBO Rate Loan or a conversion to or continuation thereof that (a) Dollar deposits are not being offered to banks in the London interbank market for the applicable amount and Interest Period of such LIBO Rate Loan, (b) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the LIBO Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed LIBO Rate Loan, or (c) the LIBO Rate for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed LIBO Rate Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Loan, the Agent will promptly so notify the Borrower and each Lender. Thereafter, the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain LIBO Rate Loans shall be suspended until the Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrower may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of LIBO Rate Loans or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Committed Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in the amount specified therein. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that the LIBO Rate is no longer being published pursuant to a Permanent LIBOR Discontinuation Event, all Loans shall be made and accrue interest at the Base Rate until a replacement rate is established pursuant to Section 1.08.

3.04    Increased Costs; Reserves on LIBO Rate Loans.

(a)Increased Costs Generally. If any Change in Law shall:

(i)impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement reflected in the LIBO Rate) or the L/C Issuer;

(ii)subject any Lender or the L/C Issuer to any tax of any kind whatsoever with respect to this Agreement, any Letter of Credit, any participation in a Letter of Credit or any LIBO Rate Loan made by it, or change the basis of taxation of payments to such Lender or the L/C Issuer in respect thereof (except for Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes covered by Section 3.01 and the imposition of, or any change in the rate of, any Excluded Tax payable by such Lender or the L/C Issuer); or

(iii)impose on any Lender or the L/C Issuer or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense affecting this Agreement or LIBO Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;

and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender of making or maintaining any LIBO Rate Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), or to increase the cost to such Lender or the L/C Issuer of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender or the L/C Issuer hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon request of such Lender or the L/C Issuer, the Borrower will pay to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.
(b)Capital or Liquidity Requirements. If any Lender or the L/C Issuer determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or the L/C Issuer or any Lending Office of such Lender or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements has or would have the effect of





reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s capital or liquidity or on the capital or liquidity of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by the L/C Issuer, to a level below that which such Lender or the L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy or liquidity), then from time to time the Borrower will pay to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.

(c)Certificates for Reimbursement. A certificate of a Lender or the L/C Issuer setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this Section and delivered to the Borrower shall be conclusive absent manifest error; provided that such amount shall be consistent with return metrics applied in determining amounts that such Lender or L/C Issuer has required other similarly situated borrowers or obligors to pay with respect to such increased costs or reduced returns. The Borrower shall pay such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.

(d)Delay in Requests. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or the L/C Issuer to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s right to demand such compensation, provided that the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender or the L/C Issuer pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than nine months prior to the date that such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, notifies the Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the nine-month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).

(e)Reserves on LIBO Rate Loans. The Borrower shall pay to each Lender, as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency funds or deposits (currently known as Eurocurrency liabilities), additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each LIBO Rate Loan equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocated to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive), which shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan, provided the Borrower shall have received at least 10 days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Agent) of such additional interest from such Lender. If a Lender fails to give notice 10 days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest shall be due and payable 10 days from receipt of such notice.

3.05    Compensation for Losses. Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Agent) from time to time, the Borrower shall promptly compensate such Lender for and hold such Lender harmless from any loss, cost or expense incurred by it as a result of:

(a)any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Loan other than a Base Rate Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan (whether voluntary, mandatory, automatic, by reason of acceleration, or otherwise);

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

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






including any loss of anticipated profits and any loss or expense arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained. The Borrower shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.
For purposes of calculating amounts payable by the Borrower to the Lenders under this Section 3.05, each Lender shall be deemed to have funded each LIBO Rate Loan made by it at the LIBO Rate for such Loan by a matching deposit or other borrowing in the London interbank market for a comparable amount and for a comparable period, whether or not such LIBO Rate Loan was in fact so funded.
3.06    Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.

(a)Designation of a Different Lending Office. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01, or if any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then such Lender shall use reasonable efforts to designate a different Lending Office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.01 or 3.04, as the case may be, in the future, or eliminate the need for the notice pursuant to Section 3.02, as applicable, and (ii) in each case, would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender. The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment.

(b)Replacement of Lenders. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or if the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01, the Borrower may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 10.13.

3.07    Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Article III shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments and repayment of all other Obligations hereunder.

ARTICLE IV
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS

4.01    Conditions of Effectiveness. The effectiveness of thisthe Agreement on the Effective Date iswas subject to satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:

(a)The Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals, telecopies or other electronic image scan transmission (e.g., “pdf” or “tif via electronic mail) (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party or the Lenders, as applicable, each dated the Effective Date (or, in the case of certificates of governmental officials, a recent date before the Effective Date) and each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent:

(i)executed counterparts of this Agreement sufficient in number for distribution to the Agent, each Lender and the Borrower;

(ii)a Note executed by the Borrower in favor of each Lender requesting a Note;

(iii)such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan Party as the Agent may require evidencing (A) the authority of each Loan Party to enter into this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party or is to become a party and (B) the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this





Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party or is to become a party;

(iv)copies of each Loan Party’s Organization Documents and such other documents and certifications as the Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each Loan Party is duly organized or formed, and that each Loan Party is validly existing, in good standing and qualified to engage in business in each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification, except to the extent that failure to so qualify in such jurisdiction would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(v)a favorable opinion of Shearman & Sterling LLP, counsel to the Loan Parties, and of certain local counsel to the Loan Parties, in each case, addressed to the Agent and each Lender, as to such matters concerning the Loan Parties and the Loan Documents as the Agent may reasonably request;

(vi)a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower certifying (A) that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied, (B) that there has been no event or circumstance since the date of the Audited Financial Statements that has had or would be reasonably expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, (C) to the Solvency of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, as of the Effective Date after giving effect to the transactions contemplated hereby, and (D) either that (1) no consents, licenses or approvals are required in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by such Loan Party and the validity against such Loan Party of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, or (2) that all such consents, licenses and approvals have been obtained and are in full force and effect;

(vii)evidence that all insurance required to be maintained pursuant to the Loan Documents and all endorsements in favor of the Agent required under the Loan Documents have been obtained and are in effect;

(viii)(viii)the Security Documents, each duly executed by the applicable Loan Parties;

(ix)all other Loan Documents, each duly executed by the applicable Loan Parties;

(x)results of searches or other evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Agent (in each case dated as of a date reasonably satisfactory to the Agent) indicating the absence of Liens on the assets of the Loan Parties, except for Permitted Encumbrances and Liens for which termination statements and releases or subordination agreements reasonably satisfactory to the Agent are being tendered concurrently with such extension of credit or other arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Agent for the delivery of such termination statements and releases have been made; and

(xi)(A)    all documents and instruments, including Uniform Commercial Code financing statements, required by law or reasonably requested by the Agent to be filed, registered or recorded to create or perfect the first priority Liens intended to be created under the Loan Documents and all such documents and instruments shall have been, or concurrently with the Effective Date are, so filed, registered or recorded to the reasonable satisfaction of the Agent, (B) the Credit Card Notifications and Blocked Account Agreements required pursuant to Section 6.13 hereof, (C) control agreements with respect to the Loan Parties’ securities and investment accounts, and (D) Collateral Access Agreements as requested by the Agent (which requests shall be limited to (i) distribution centers, warehouses and internet fulfillment companies and (ii) other locations in any Landlord Lien State in which the Borrower’s inventory may be maintained, provided that, if, after exercising commercially reasonable efforts, the Borrower is unable to obtain Collateral Access Agreements with respect to (x) any retail location, then the Agent shall apply an Availability





Reserve in the amount of two (2) months’ rent for such location, and (y) such other locations, then the Agent shall apply a reserve limited to two (2) months’ rent, taxes and fees).

(b)After giving effect to (i) any Loans funded on the Effective Date, (ii) any charges to the Loan Account made in connection with the establishment of the credit facility contemplated hereby and (iii) all Letters of Credit to be issued at, or immediately subsequent to, such establishment, Availability shall be not less than $750,000,000.

(c)The Agent shall have received a Borrowing Base Certificate dated the Effective Date, relating to the Fiscal Quarter ended on August 1, 2015, and executed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.

(d)There shall not have occurred since January 31, 2015 (a) any event or condition that has had or would be reasonably expected, either individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect or (b) any action, suit, investigation or proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened in any court or before any arbitrator or governmental authority that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. All of the written information (including the projections delivered to the Agent pursuant to Section 4.01(e) below) furnished to the Agent shall be complete and correct in all material respects and no changes or developments shall have occurred, and no new or additional information, shall have been received or discovered by the Agent regarding the Loan Parties or their respective Subsidiaries or the transactions contemplated hereby after January 31, 2015 that, individually or in the aggregate, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(e)The Agent shall have received and be satisfied with (a) detailed financial projections, including, in each case, a Consolidated income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flow, Availability analysis and business assumptions for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (x) a monthly basis for the Borrower’s 2015 Fiscal Year and (y) on an annual basis, for the Borrower’s 2016 and 2017 Fiscal Years, and (b) such other information (financial or otherwise) reasonably requested by the Agent.

(f)The consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby shall not violate any applicable Law applicable to the Loan Parties or any Organization Document of the Loan Parties.

(g)All fees required to be paid to the Agent or the Arrangers on or before the Effective Date shall have been paid in full, and all fees required to be paid to the Lenders on or before the Effective Date shall have been paid in full.

(h)The Borrower shall have paid all fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Agent to the extent required and invoiced prior to or on the Effective Date.

(i)The Agent and the Lenders shall have received all documentation and other information required by regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including without limitation the Act.

Without limiting the generality of the provisions of Section 9.04, for purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 4.01, each Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have Consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be Consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender unless the Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Effective Date specifying its objection thereto.
4.02    Conditions to all Credit Extensions. The obligation of each Lender to honor any Request for Credit Extension (other than a CommittedLIBO Rate Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Committed Loans to the other Type, or a continuation of LIBO Rate Loans) and each L/C Issuer to issue each Letter of Credit is subject to the following conditions precedent:






(a)The representations and warranties of each other Loan Party contained in Article V or in any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date of such Credit Extension, except (i) to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date, (ii) in the case of any representation and warranty qualified by materiality, they shall be true and correct in all respects, and (iii) for purposes of this Section 4.02, the representations and warranties contained in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 5.05 shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), respectively, of Section 6.01.

(b)No Default or Event of Default shall exist, or would result immediately after giving effect to such proposed Credit Extension or the application of the proceeds thereof.

(c)The Agent and, if applicable, the L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender shall have received a Request for Credit Extension in accordance with the requirements hereof.

(d)Immediately after giving effect to the Credit Extension requested to be made on any such date and the use of proceeds thereof, Availability shall be greater than zero.

Each Request for Credit Extension (other than a CommittedLIBO Rate Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Committed Loans to the other Type or a continuation of LIBO Rate Loans) submitted by the Borrower shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty by the Borrower that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied on and as of the date of the applicable Credit Extension. The conditions set forth in this Section 4.02 are for the sole benefit of the Credit Parties but until the Required Lenders otherwise direct the Agent to cease making Loans and issuing Letters of Credit, the Lenders will fund their Applicable Percentage of all Loans and participate in all Swing Line Loans and Letters of Credit whenever made or issued, which are requested by the Borrower and which, notwithstanding the failure of the Loan Parties to comply with the provisions of this Article IV, agreed to by the Agent, provided, however, the making of any such Loans or the issuance of any Letters of Credit shall not be deemed a modification or waiver by any Credit Party of the provisions of this Article IV on any future occasion or a waiver of any rights or the Credit Parties as a result of any such failure to comply.

ARTICLE V
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
To induce the Credit Parties to enter into this Agreement and to make Loans and to issue Letters of Credit hereunder, each Loan Party represents and warrants to the Agent and the other Credit Parties that:
5.01    Existence, Qualification and Power. Each Loan Party (a) is a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or limited partnership, duly incorporated, organized or formed, validly existing and, where applicable, in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation, organization, or formation (b) has all requisite power and authority and all requisite governmental licenses, permits, authorizations, consents and approvals to (i) own or lease its assets and carry on its business and (ii) execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, and (c) is duly qualified and is licensed and, where applicable, in good standing under the Laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification or license; except in each case referred to in clause (b)(i) or (c), to the extent that failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Schedule 5.01 annexed hereto sets forth, as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, each Loan Party’s name as it appears in official filings in its state of incorporation or organization, its state of incorporation or organization, organization type, organization number, if any, issued by its state of incorporation or organization, and its federal employer identification number.

5.02    Authorization; No Contravention. The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is or is to be a party, has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and does not and will not (a) contravene the terms of any of such Person's





Organization Documents; (b) conflict with or result in any breach, termination, or contravention of, or constitute a default under, or require any payment to be made under (i) any Material Contract or any Material Indebtedness to which such Person is a party or affecting such Person or the properties of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries or (ii) any material order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any material arbitral award to which such Person or its property is subject; (c) result in or require the creation of any Lien upon any asset of any Loan Party (other than Liens in favor of the Agent under the Security Documents); or (d) violate any Law.

5.03    Governmental Authorization; Other Consents. No approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is necessary or required in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except for (a) the perfection or maintenance of the Liens created under the Security Documents (including the first priority nature thereof) or (b) such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect.

5.04    Binding Effect. This Agreement has been, and each other Loan Document, when delivered, will have been, duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is party thereto. This Agreement constitutes, and each other Loan Document when so delivered will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party, enforceable against each Loan Party that is party thereto in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.

5.05    Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.

(a)The Audited Financial Statements (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (ii) fairly present in all material respects the financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein.

(b)The unaudited Consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries dated May 24, 20152019, and the related Consolidated statements of income or operations, Shareholders’ Equity and cash flows for the Fiscal Quarter ended on that date (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (ii) fairly present in all material respects the financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby, subject, in the case of clauses (i) and (ii), to the absence of footnotes and to normal year-end audit adjustments.

(c)Since the date of the Audited Financial Statements, there has been no event or circumstance, either individually or in the aggregate, that has had or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(d)To the knowledge of the Borrower, no Internal Control Event exists or has occurred since the date of the Audited Financial Statements that has resulted in or would reasonably be expected to result in a misstatement in any material respect, (i) in any financial information delivered or to be delivered to the Agent or the Lenders, (ii) of the Borrowing Base, (iii) of covenant compliance calculations provided hereunder or (iv) of the assets, liabilities, financial condition or results of operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis.

(e)(e)The Consolidated forecasted balance sheet and statements of income and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(d) were prepared in good faith on the basis of the assumptions which, in the reasonable belief of the Borrower, were fair in light of the conditions existing at the time of delivery of such forecasts, and represented, at the time of delivery, the Loan Parties’ best estimate of its





future financial performance, it being understood that forecasts are estimates and such forecasts are not facts, and that actual results may differ materially from such forecasts.

5.06    Litigation. There are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, threatened or contemplated, at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or against any of its properties or revenues that (a) purport to affect or pertain to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or any of the transactions contemplated hereby, or (b) either individually or in the aggregate, if determined adversely, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.07    No Default. No Loan Party or any Subsidiary is in default under or with respect to, or party to, any Material Contract. No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

5.08    Ownership of Property; Liens

(a)Each of the Loan Parties and each Subsidiary thereof has good record and marketable title in fee simple to or valid leasehold interests (subject to Permitted Encumbrances) in, all Real Estate necessary or used in the ordinary conduct of its business, except for such defects in title as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Each of the Loan Parties and each Subsidiary has (subject to Permitted Encumbrances) good and marketable title to, valid leasehold interests in, or valid licenses to use all personal property and assets material to the ordinary conduct of its business.

(b)Schedule 5.08(b)(1) sets forth the address as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date (including street address, county and state) of all Real Estate that is owned by the Loan Parties, together with a list of the holders of any mortgage or other Lien thereon. Each Loan Party has good, marketable and insurable fee simple title to the Real Estate owned by such Loan Party, free and clear of all Liens, other than Permitted Encumbrances. Schedule 5.08(b)(2) sets forth, as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the address (including street address, county and state) of all Leases of the Loan Parties, together with a list of the lessor and its contact information with respect to each such Lease. As of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, each of such Leases is in full force and effect and the Loan Parties are not in default of the terms thereof.

(c)The property of each Loan Party and each of its Subsidiaries is subject to no Liens, other than Permitted Encumbrances.

(d)The Loan Parties hold no Investments other than Permitted Investments.

(e)The Loan Parties are not obligated with respect to any Indebtedness other than Permitted Indebtedness.

5.09    Environmental Compliance

(a)Except to the extent a Material Adverse Effect would not reasonably be expected to result therefrom:
(i)     No Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof (A) has failed to comply with any Environmental Law or to obtain, maintain or comply with any permit, license or other approval required under any Environmental Law, (B) has become subject to any Environmental Liability, (C) has received notice of any claim with respect to any Environmental Liability or (D) knows of any basis for any Environmental Liability, except, in each case, as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(i)None of the properties currently or formerly owned or operated by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof is listed or proposed for listing on the NPL or on the CERCLIS or any analogous foreign, state or local list or is adjacent to any such property; there are no and never have





been any underground or above-ground storage tanks or any surface impoundments, septic tanks, pits, sumps or lagoons in which Hazardous Materials are being or have been treated, stored or disposed on any property currently owned or operated by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, on any property formerly owned or operated by any Loan Party or Subsidiary thereof; to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, there is no asbestos or asbestos-containing material on any property currently owned or operated by any Loan Party or Subsidiary thereof in violation of any Environmental Law; and Hazardous Materials have not been released, discharged or disposed of on any property currently or formerly owned or operated by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof in violation of any Environmental Law.

(b)No Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof is undertaking, and no Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof has completed, either individually or together with other potentially responsible parties, any investigation or assessment or remedial or response action relating to any actual or threatened release, discharge or disposal of Hazardous Materials at any site, location or operation, either voluntarily or pursuant to the order of any Governmental Authority or the requirements of any Environmental Law; and, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, all Hazardous Materials generated, used, treated, handled or stored at, or transported to or from, any property currently or formerly owned or operated by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof have been disposed of in a manner not reasonably expected to result in material liability to any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof.

5.10    Insurance. The properties of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries are insured with financially sound and reputable insurance companies which are not Affiliates of the Loan Parties, in such amounts, with such deductibles and covering such risks (including, without limitation, workmen’s compensation, public liability, business interruption, property damage and directors and officers liability insurance) as are customarily carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in localities where the Loan Parties or the applicable Subsidiary operates. Schedule 5.10 sets forth a description of all insurance maintained by or on behalf of the Loan Parties as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date. As of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, each insurance policy listed on Schedule 5.10 is in full force and effect and all premiums in respect thereof that are due and payable have been paid.

5.11    Taxes. The Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries have filed all Federal, state and other material tax returns and reports required to be filed, and have paid all Federal, state and other material taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges levied or imposed upon them or their properties, income or assets otherwise due and payable, except, in each case, (i) those which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings being diligently conducted, for which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP, as to which Taxes no Lien has been filed and which contest effectively suspends the collection of the contested obligation and the enforcement of any Lien securing such obligation, or (ii) to the extent that the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of the Loan Parties, there is no proposed tax assessment against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary that would, if made, have a Material Adverse Effect. No Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof is a party to any tax sharing agreement.

5.12    ERISA Compliance.

(a)Except as would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect: (i) the Loan Parties and each ERISA Affiliate have made all required contributions to each Plan subject to Sections 412 or 430 of the Code, and no application for a funding waiver or an extension of any amortization period pursuant to Sections 412 or 430 of the Code has been made with respect to any Plan and (ii) no Lien imposed under the Code or ERISA exists or is likely to arise on account of any Plan.

(b)There are no pending or, to the best knowledge of the Borrower, threatened claims, actions or lawsuits, or action by any Governmental Authority, with respect to any Plan that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (i) no ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur; (ii) no Pension Plan has any Unfunded Pension





Liability;; (iii) neither any Loan Party nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred, or reasonably expects to incur, any liability (and no event has occurred which, with the giving of notice under Section 4219 of ERISA, would result in such liability) under Sections 4201 or 4243 of ERISA with respect to a Multiemployer Plan; and (iv) neither any Loan Party nor any ERISA Affiliate has engaged in a transaction that could be subject to Sections 4069 or 4212(c) of ERISA.

5.13    Subsidiaries; Equity Interests.

As of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the Loan Parties have no Subsidiaries other than those specifically disclosed in Part (a) of Schedule 5.13, which Schedule sets forth the legal name, jurisdiction of incorporation or formation and authorized Equity Interests of each such Subsidiary. As of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, all of the outstanding Equity Interests in such Subsidiaries have been validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable (to the extent such concepts are applicable) and are owned by a Loan Party (or a Subsidiary of a Loan Party) in the amounts specified on Part (a) of Schedule 5.13 free and clear of all Liens except for Permitted Encumbrances. Except as set forth in Schedule 5.13, as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, there are no outstanding rights to purchase any Equity Interests in any Subsidiary. As of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the Loan Parties have no equity investments in any other corporation or entity other than those specifically disclosed in Part(b) of Schedule 5.13. As of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date all of the outstanding Equity Interests in the Loan Parties have been validly issued, and are fully paid and non-assessable (to the extent such concepts are applicable) and are owned in the amounts specified on Part (c) of Schedule 5.13 free and clear of all Liens other than Permitted Encumbrances arising by operation of Law. As of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the copies of the Organization Documents of each Loan Party and each amendment thereto provided pursuant to Section 4.01 are true and correct copies of each such document, each of which is valid and in full force and effect.
5.14    Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act.

(a)None of the proceeds of the Credit Extensions shall be used directly or indirectly for any purpose that violates Regulation U.

(b)None of the Loan Parties, any Person Controlling any Loan Party, or any Subsidiary is or is required to be registered as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

5.15    Disclosure. Each Loan Party has disclosed to the Agent and the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which it or any of its Subsidiaries is subject, and all other matters known to it, that, individually or in the aggregate, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No report, financial statement, certificate or other information furnished in writing by or on behalf of any Loan Party to the Agent or any Lender in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and the negotiation of this Agreement or delivered hereunder or under any other Loan Document (in each case, as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, the Loan Parties represent only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time.

5.16    Compliance with Laws. Each of the Loan Parties and each Subsidiary is in compliance in all material respects with the requirements of (A) all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its properties, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted or (b) the failure to comply therewith, either individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and (B) with Sections 10.17 and 10.18.

5.17    Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc. The Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries own, or possess the right to use, all of the Intellectual Property, licenses, permits and other authorizations that are reasonably necessary for the operation of their respective businesses, except where the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of the Loan Parties, the use by the Loan Parties of such





Intellectual Property, licenses and permits does not conflict with the rights of any other Person. No claim or litigation regarding any of the foregoing is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened, which, either individually or in the aggregate, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

5.18    Labor Matters.

Except to the extent a Material Adverse Effect would not reasonably be expected to result therefrom, there are no strikes, lockouts, slowdowns or other material labor disputes against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof pending or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, threatened. The hours worked by and payments made to employees of the Loan Parties comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and any other applicable federal, state, local or foreign Law dealing with such matters except to the extent that any such violation would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries has incurred any liability or obligation under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act or similar state Law except to the extent that any such liability or obligations would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. All payments due from any Loan Party and its Subsidiaries, or for which any claim may be made against any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, on account of wages and employee health and welfare insurance and other benefits, have been paid or properly accrued in accordance with GAAP as a liability on the books of such Loan Party. Except as set forth on Schedule 5.18, as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, no Loan Party or any Subsidiary is a party to or bound by any collective bargaining agreement, management agreement, employment agreement, bonus, restricted stock, stock option, or stock appreciation plan or agreement or any similar plan, agreement or arrangement. There are no representation proceedings pending or, to any Loan Party’s knowledge, threatened to be filed with the National Labor Relations Board, and no labor organization or group of employees of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary has made a pending demand for recognition. Except to the extent a Material Adverse Effect would not reasonably be expected to result therefrom, there are no complaints, unfair labor practice charges, grievances, arbitrations, unfair employment practices charges or any other claims or complaints against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary pending or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, threatened to be filed with any Governmental Authority or arbitrator based on, arising out of, in connection with, or otherwise relating to the employment or termination of employment of any employee of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries. The consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents will not give rise to any right of termination or right of renegotiation on the part of any union under any collective bargaining agreement to which any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries is bound.

5.19    Security Documents.

The Security Agreement creates in favor of the Agent, for the benefit of the Credit Parties, a legal, valid, continuing and enforceable security interest in the Collateral (as defined in the Security Agreement), the enforceability of which is subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law. The financing statements, releases and other filings are in appropriate form and have been or will be filed in the offices specified in Schedule II of the Security Agreement. Upon such filings and/or the obtaining of “control,” (as defined in the UCC) the Agent will have a perfected Lien on, and security interest in, to and under all right, title and interest of the grantors thereunder in all Collateral that may be perfected by filing, recording or registering a financing statement or analogous document (including without limitation the proceeds of such Collateral subject to the limitations relating to such proceeds in the UCC) or by obtaining control, under the UCC (in effect on the date this representation is made) in each case prior and superior in right to any other Person, other than Permitted Encumbrances having priority over the Lien of the Agent under applicable Law.
5.20    Solvency

After giving effect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and before and after giving effect to each Credit Extension, the Loan Parties, on a Consolidated basis, are Solvent. No transfer of property has been or will be made by any Loan Party and no obligation has been or will be incurred by any Loan Party in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the other Loan Documents with the intent to hinder, delay, or defraud either present or future creditors of any Loan Party.





5.21    Deposit Accounts; Credit Card Arrangements.

(a)Annexed hereto as Schedule 5.21(a) is a list of all DDAs maintained by the Loan Parties as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, which Schedule includes, with respect to each DDA (i) the name and address of the depository; (ii) the account number(s) maintained with such depository; (iii) a contact person at such depository, and (iv) the identification of each Blocked Account Bank.

(b)Annexed hereto as Schedule 5.21(b) is a list describing all arrangements as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date to which any Loan Party is a party with respect to the processing and/or payment to such Loan Party of the proceeds of any credit card charges and debit card charges for sales made by such Loan Party.

5.22    Brokers. No broker or finder brought about the obtaining, making or closing of the Loans or transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents, and no Loan Party or Affiliate thereof has any obligation to any Person in respect of any finder’s or brokerage fees in connection therewith.

5.23    Material Contracts. Schedule 5.23 sets forth all Material Contracts to which any Loan Party is a party or is bound as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date. The Loan Parties have filed true, correct and complete copies of such Material Contracts with the SEC or have provided a copy thereof to the Agent. The Loan Parties are not in breach or in default in any material respect of or under any Material Contract and have not received any notice of the intention of any other party thereto to terminate any Material Contract.

5.24    OFAC/Sanctions.

No Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of such Loan Party, any director, officer, employee, agent or Affiliate of such Loan Party or such Subsidiary (a) is a Sanctioned Person or a Sanctioned Entity, (b) has any assets located in Sanctioned Entities, or (c) derives material revenues from investments in, or transactions with Sanctioned Persons or Sanctioned Entities.  Each of the Loan Parties and its Subsidiaries has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and Affiliates with all Sanctions, Anti-Corruption Laws and Anti-Money Laundering Laws. Each of the Loan Parties and its Subsidiaries, and to the knowledge of each such Loan Party, each director, officer, employee, agent and Affiliate of each such Loan Party and each such Subsidiary, is in compliance with all Sanctions, Anti-Corruption Laws and Anti-Money Laundering Laws in all material respects. No proceeds of any loan made or Letter of Credit issued hereunder will be used by the Borrower, directly, or to the Borrower’s knowledge, indirectly, to fund any operations in, finance any investments or activities in, or make any payments to, a Person that, at the time of such funding, financing or payment, is a Sanctioned Person or a Sanctioned Entity, or will otherwise be used in any manner that would result in a violation of any applicable Sanctions, Anti-Corruption Laws or Anti-Money Laundering Laws by any Person (including any Credit Party).
5.25    PATRIOT Act.

To the extent applicable, each Loan Party is in compliance, in all material respects, with the (a) Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, and each of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) and any other enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto, and (b) Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA Patriot Act of 2001, as amended) (the “Act”).

ARTICLE VI
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which a claim has not been asserted), or





any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding, the Loan Parties shall, and shall (except in the case of the covenants set forth in Sections 6.01, 6.02, and 6.03) cause each Subsidiary to:
6.01    Financial Statements. . Deliver to the Agent, in form and detail satisfactory to the Agent:

(a)within 90 days after the end of each Fiscal Year of the Borrower, a Consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such Fiscal Year, and the related Consolidated statements of income or operations, Shareholders’ Equity and cash flows for such Fiscal Year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous Fiscal Year, all in reasonable detail and prepared in accordance with GAAP, audited and accompanied by a report and an opinion of a Registered Public Accounting Firm of nationally recognized standing reasonably acceptable to the Agent, which report and opinion shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and shall not be subject to any “going concern” or like qualification or exception or any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit;

(b)within 45 days after the end of each of the first three Fiscal Quarters of each Fiscal Year of the Borrower, a Consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such Fiscal Quarter, and the related Consolidated statements of income or operations, Shareholders’ Equity and cash flows for such Fiscal Quarter and for the portion of the Borrower’s Fiscal Year then ended, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for (A) such period set forth in the projections delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(d) hereof, (B) the corresponding Fiscal Quarter of the previous Fiscal Year and (C) the corresponding portion of the previous Fiscal Year, all in reasonable detail, certified by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, Shareholders’ Equity and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the end of such Fiscal Quarter in accordance with GAAP, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes;

(c)if Availability is at any time less than the greater of (i) $125,000,000160,000,000 and (ii) twelve and one-half percent (12.5%) percent of the Loan Cap, then within 30 days after the end of each of the Fiscal Months of each Fiscal Year of the Borrower, a Consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such Fiscal Month, and the related Consolidated statements of income or operations, Shareholders’ Equity and cash flows for such Fiscal Month, and for the portion of the Borrower’s Fiscal Year then ended, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for (A) such period set forth in the projections delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(d) hereof, (B) the corresponding Fiscal Month of the previous Fiscal Year and (C) the corresponding portion of the previous Fiscal Year, all in reasonable detail, certified by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, Shareholders’ Equity and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the end of such Fiscal Month in accordance with GAAP, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes;
(d)(d)within 30 days after the end of each Fiscal Year of the Borrower, forecasts prepared by management of the Borrower, in form reasonably satisfactory to the Agent, of Consolidated balance sheets and statements of income or operations and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, and an Availability analysis, in each case on a monthly basis for the immediately following Fiscal Year (including the Fiscal Year in which the Maturity Date occurs), and as soon as available, any significant revisions to such forecast with respect to such Fiscal Year.

6.02    Certificates; Other Information. . Deliver to the Agent, in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the Agent:

(a)(a)concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Sections 6.01(a) and (b) and (c) (if applicable), a duly completed Compliance Certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, and in the event of any change in generally accepted accounting principles used in the preparation of such financial statements, the Borrower shall also provide a statement of reconciliation





conforming such financial statements to GAAP and (ii) a copy of management’s discussion and analysis with respect to such financial statements;

(b)on the 15th dayBusiness Day of each Fiscal Quarter (or, if such day is not a Business Day, on the next succeeding Business Day), a Borrowing Base Certificate showing the Borrowing Base as of the close of business as of the last day of the immediately preceding Fiscal Quarter (provided that the Appraised Value percentage applied to the Eligible Inventory set forth in each Borrowing Base Certificate shall be the percentage set forth in the most recent appraisal obtained by the Agent pursuant to Section 6.10 hereof for the applicable monthly periods in which such Borrowing Base Certificate is delivered), each Borrowing Base Certificate to be certified as complete and correct by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower; provided that at any time that a Monthly Borrowing Base Delivery Event has occurred and is continuing, such Borrowing Base Certificate shall be delivered on the 15th day of each Fiscal Month (or, if such day is not a Business Day, on the next succeeding Business Day), as of the close of business as of the last day of the immediately preceding Fiscal Month; provided further that at any time that a Weekly Borrowing Base Delivery Event has occurred and is continuing, such Borrowing Base Certificate shall be delivered on Tuesday of each week (or, if Tuesday is not a Business Day, on the next succeeding Business Day), as of the close of business on the immediately preceding Saturday;

(c)promptly after the same are available, copies of each annual report, proxy or financial statement or other report or communication sent to the stockholders of the Loan Parties, and copies of all annual, regular, periodic and special reports and registration statements which any Loan Party may file or be required to file with the SEC under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or with any national securities exchange, and in any case not otherwise required to be delivered to the Agent pursuant hereto; provided that, to the extent that the Loan Parties are legally able to do so, the Loan Parties shall endeavor to provide the Agent with prior notice of any change in the Borrower’s chief executive officer, chief financial officer or chief operating officer, and of the discharge by any Loan Party of its present Registered Public Accounting Firm or any withdrawal or resignation by such Registered Public Accounting Firm, in each case before such information is filed with the SEC;

(d)the financial and collateral reports described on Schedule 6.02 hereto, at the times set forth in such Schedule;

(e)(e)within 30 days after the end of each Fiscal Year of the Loan Parties, a report summarizing the insurance coverage (specifying type, amount and carrier) in effect for each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries and containing such additional information as the Agent, or any Lender through the Agent, may reasonably specify;

(f)(f)promptly, and in any event within five Business Days after receipt thereof by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof, copies of each notice or other correspondence received from any Governmental Authority (including, without limitation, the SEC (or comparable agency in any applicable non-U.S. jurisdiction)) concerning any proceeding with, or investigation or possible investigation or other inquiry by such Governmental Authority regarding financial or other operational results of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof or any other matter which, if adversely determined, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(g)promptly, such additional information regarding the business affairs, financial condition or operations of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, or compliance with the terms of the Loan Documents, as the Agent or any Lender may from time to time reasonably request; and

(h)promptly, and in any event within five (5) Business Days after each closing thereof, copies of all material financing documents evidencing any Permitted Receivables Financing.






Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a), (b), or (c) or Section 6.02(c) (to the extent any such documents are included in materials otherwise filed with the SEC) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which the Borrower posts such documents, or provides a link thereto on the Borrower’s website on the Internet at the website address listed on Schedule 10.02; or (ii) on which such documents are posted on the Borrower’s behalf on an Internet or intranet website, if any, to which each Lender and the Agent have access (whether a commercial, third-party website or whether sponsored by the Agent); provided that: (i) the Borrower shall deliver paper copies of such documents to the Agent or any Lender that requests the Borrower to deliver such paper copies until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Agent or such Lender and (ii) the Borrower shall notify the Agent and each Lender (by telecopier or electronic mail) of the posting of any such documents and provide to the Agent by electronic mail electronic versions (i.e., soft copies) of such documents. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, in every instance the Borrower shall be required to provide paper copies of the Compliance Certificates required by Section 6.02(b) to the Agent. The Agent shall have no obligation to request the delivery or to maintain copies of the documents referred to above, and in any event shall have no responsibility to monitor compliance by the Loan Parties with any such request for delivery, and each Lender shall be solely responsible for requesting delivery to it or maintaining its copies of such documents.
The Loan Parties hereby acknowledge that (a) the Agent and/or the Arrangers will make available to the Lenders and the L/C Issuer materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of the Loan Parties hereunder (collectively, “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on IntraLinks or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”) and (b) certain of the Lenders may be “public-side” Lenders (i.e., Lenders that do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to the Loan Parties or their securities) (each, a “Public Lender”). The Loan Parties hereby agree that they will use commercially reasonable efforts to identify that portion of the Borrower Materials that may be distributed to the Public Lenders and that (w) all such Borrower Materials shall be clearly and conspicuously marked “PUBLIC” which, at a minimum, shall mean that the word “PUBLIC” shall appear prominently on the first page thereof; (x) by marking Borrower Materials “PUBLIC,” the Loan Parties shall be deemed to have authorized the Agent, the Arrangers, the L/C Issuer and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information (although it may be sensitive and proprietary) with respect to the Loan Parties or their securities for purposes of United States Federal and state securities laws (provided, however, that to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 10.07); (y) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated “Public Investor”; and (z) the Agent and the Arrangers shall be entitled to treat any Borrower Materials that are not marked “PUBLIC” as being suitable only for posting on a portion of the Platform not designated “Public Investor.”
6.03    Notices. Promptly notify the Agent upon any Responsible Officer obtaining knowledge of:

(a)of the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default;

(b)of any matter that has resulted or would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

(c)of any dispute, litigation, investigation, proceeding or suspension between any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof and any Governmental Authority or the commencement of, or any material development in, any litigation or proceeding affecting any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof, including pursuant to any applicable Environmental Laws, in each case if adversely determined, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; or

(d)of the occurrence of any ERISA Event that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Each notice pursuant to this Section shall be accompanied by a statement of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein and stating what action the Borrower has taken and





proposes to take with respect thereto. Each notice pursuant to Section 6.03(a) shall describe with particularity any and all provisions of this Agreement and any other Loan Document that have been breached.
6.04    Payment of Obligations. Pay and discharge as the same shall become due and payable, all its obligations and liabilities, including (a) all tax liabilities, assessments and governmental charges or levies upon it or its properties or assets, (b) all lawful claims (including, without limitation, claims of landlords, warehousemen, customs brokers, freight forwarders, consolidators and carriers) which, if unpaid, would by law become a Lien upon its property; and (c) all Indebtedness that, if not paid, would constitute an Event of Default under Section 8.01(e), as and when due and payable, but subject to any grace periods and subordination provisions contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing such Indebtedness, except, in each case, where the validity or amount thereof is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and either (x) (i) such Loan Party has set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP, (ii) such contest effectively suspends collection of the contested obligation and enforcement of any Lien securing such obligation, and (iii) no Lien has been filed with respect thereto or (y) the failure to make payment pending such contest would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to limit the rights of the Agent with respect to determining Reserves pursuant to this Agreement.

6.05    Preservation of Existence, Etc.

(a) Preserve, renew and maintain in full force and effect its legal existence and good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its organization or formation except in a transaction permitted by Section 7.04 or 7.05; (b) take all reasonable action to maintain all rights, privileges, permits, licenses and franchises necessary or desirable in the normal conduct of its business, except to the extent that failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (c) preserve or renew all of its Intellectual Property, except to the extent such Intellectual Property is no longer used or useful in the conduct of the business of the Loan Parties or the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
6.06    Maintenance of Properties

(a) Maintain, preserve and protect all of its material properties and Equipment necessary in the operation of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted; and (b) make all necessary repairs thereto and renewals and replacements thereof except, in each case, where the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
6.07    Maintenance of Insurance.

(a)Maintain with financially sound and reputable insurance companies reasonably acceptable to the Agent in its Permitted Discretion and not Affiliates of the Loan Parties, insurance with respect to its properties and business against loss or damage of the kinds customarily insured against by Persons engaged in the same or similar business and operating in the same or similar locations or as is required by applicable Law, of such types and in such amounts (after giving effect to any self-insurance programs) as are customarily carried under similar circumstances by such other Persons and as are reasonably acceptable to the Agent in its Permitted Discretion.

(b)Maintain for themselves and their Subsidiaries, a Directors and Officers insurance policy, and a “Blanket Crime” policy including employee dishonesty, forgery or alteration, theft, disappearance and destruction, robbery or safe burglary, property, and computer fraud coverage with responsible companies in such amounts as are customarily carried by business entities engaged in similar businesses similarly situated, and will upon the reasonable request by the Agent furnish the Agent certificates evidencing renewal of each such policy.

(c)[Reserved].

(d)Cause commercial general liability policies to be endorsed to name the Agent as an additional insured.






(e)Cause All Risk and Business Interruption policies to name the Agent as a lender loss payee and to be endorsed or amended to include (i) a provision that, from and after the Effective Date, after the occurrence and during the continuance of a Cash Dominion Event, in the event of an insurable loss, the insurer shall pay all proceeds otherwise payable to the Loan Parties under the All Risk and Business Interruption policies directly to the Agent, (ii) no provision of coinsurance applicable to the Loan Parties, the Credit Parties or any other Person and (iii) such other provisions as the Agent may reasonably require from time to time to protect the interests of the Credit Parties.

(f)Cause each such policy referred to in this Section 6.07 to also provide that it shall not be canceled, modified or not renewed (i) by reason of nonpayment of premium except upon not less than ten (10) days’ prior written notice thereof by the insurer to the Agent (giving the Agent the right to cure defaults in the payment of premiums) or (ii) for any other reason except upon not less than thirty (30) days’ prior written notice thereof by the insurer to the Agent.

(g)Deliver to the Agent a copy of a renewal or replacement policy (or other evidence of renewal of a policy previously delivered to the Agent, including an insurance binder or certificate of insurance) together with evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Agent of either payment of the premium therefor or that such premium is being financed reasonably promptly following each such renewal, replacement or modification.
None of the Credit Parties, or their agents or employees shall be liable for any loss or damage insured by the insurance policies required to be maintained under this Section 6.07. Each Loan Party shall look solely to its insurance companies or any other parties other than the Credit Parties for the recovery of such loss or damage and such insurance companies shall have no rights of subrogation against any Credit Party or its agents or employees. If, however, the insurance policies do not provide waiver of subrogation rights against such parties, as required above, then the Loan Parties hereby agree, to the extent permitted by law, to waive their right of recovery, if any, against the Credit Parties and their agents and employees. The designation of any form, type or amount of insurance coverage by any Credit Party under this Section 6.07 shall in no event be deemed a representation, warranty or advice by such Credit Party that such insurance is adequate for the purposes of the business of the Loan Parties or the protection of their properties.
6.08    Compliance with Laws. Comply in all material respects with the requirements of (a) all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees binding on and applicable to it or to its business or property, except in such instances in which (i) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and with respect to which adequate reserves have been set aside and maintained by the Loan Parties in accordance with GAAP, and (ii) such contest effectively suspends enforcement of the contested Laws, and (iii) the failure to comply therewith would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (b) with Sections 10.17 and 10.18.

6.09    Books and Records; Accountants

(a)Maintain proper books of record and account, in which full, true and correct entries in conformity with GAAP in all material respects consistently applied shall be made of all financial transactions and matters involving the assets and business of the Loan Parties or such Subsidiary, as the case may be; and (ii) maintain such books of record and account in material conformity with all applicable requirements of any Governmental Authority having regulatory jurisdiction over the Loan Parties or such Subsidiary, as the case may be.

(b)At all times retain a Registered Public Accounting Firm which is are reasonably satisfactory to the Agent (it being agreed that Deloitte & Touche LLP is satisfactory to the Agent) and shall, subject to Section 6.10, instruct such Registered Public Accounting Firm to cooperate with, and be available to, the Agent or its representatives to discuss the Loan Parties’ financial performance, financial condition, operating results, controls, and such other matters, within the scope of the retention of such Registered Public Accounting Firm, as may be raised by the Agent (it being agreed that the Borrower has the right to be present at all such discussions).

6.10    Inspection Rights






(a)Permit representatives and, subject to the provisions of Section 10.07 hereof, independent contractors of the Agent, to visit and inspect any of its properties and to discuss its affairs, finances and accounts with its directors, officers, and Registered Public Accounting Firm (at which the Borrower has the right to be present), all at the expense of the Loan Parties and at such reasonable times during normal business hours, upon reasonable advance notice to the Borrower, and permit any Lender (at the sole cost and expense of such Lender) to participate in any such visit, inspection or discussion; provided, however, that when a Default or Event of Default exists the Agent (or any of its representatives or independent contractors) may do any of the foregoing at the expense of the Loan Parties at any time during normal business hours and without advance notice.

(b)Upon the request of the Agent after reasonable prior notice and subject to the following sentence of this Section 6.10(b), permit the Agent or professionals (including investment bankers, consultants, accountants, and lawyers) retained by the Agent to conduct commercial finance examinations of (i) the Borrower’s practices in the computation of the Borrowing Base and (ii) the assets included in the Borrowing Base and related financial information such as, but not limited to, sales, gross margins, payables, accruals and reserves. The Agent (A)(i) at its discretion, may conduct, if the Total Outstandings hereunder at any time exceed $400,000,000, one (1) commercial finance examination in any twelve month period, at the Borrower’s expense and (ii) shall conduct, if the Total Outstandings hereunder at any time exceed $300,000,000400,000,000 and Adjusted Availability is less than sixty-six percent (66%) of the Loan Cap, one (1) commercial finance examination in any twelve month period, at the Borrower’s expense, provided that, in the event that (x) Availability is at any time less than twentyfifteen percent (2015%) percent of the Loan Cap, the Agent may conduct up to two (2) commercial finance examinations in any 12 month period, at the Borrower’s expense, (B) may conduct one (1) additional commercial finance examination at the expense of the Agent during the term hereof; provided, however, that notwithstanding anything in the foregoing clauses (A) or (B), in no event shall there be more than two (2) commercial finance examinations in any 12 month period unless the provisions of clause (C) are then applicable, and (C) additional commercial finance examinations if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, at the expense of the Borrower.

(c)Upon the request of the Agent after reasonable prior notice and subject to the following sentence of this Section 6.10(c), permit the Agent or professionals (including appraisers) retained by the Agent to conduct appraisals of the Collateral, including, without limitation, the assets included in the Borrowing Base. The Agent (A)(i) at its discretion, may conduct if the Total Outstandings hereunder at any time exceed $400,000,000 and (ii) shall conduct if the Total Outstandings hereunder at any time exceed $300,000,000400,000,000 and Adjusted Availability is less than sixty-six percent (66%) of the Loan Cap, one (1) inventory appraisal in any twelve month period, at the Borrower’s expense, provided that, in the event that (x) Availability is at any time less than twentyfifteen percent (2015%) percent of the Loan Cap, the Agent may conduct up to two (2) inventory appraisals in any 12 month period, at the Borrower’s expense, (B) may conduct one (1) additional inventory appraisal at the expense of the Agent during the term hereof; provided, however, that notwithstanding anything in the foregoing clauses (A) or (B), in no event shall there be more than two (2) inventory appraisals in any 12 month period unless the provisions of clause (C) are then applicable, and (C) additional inventory appraisals if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, at the expense of the Borrower.

6.11    Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of the Credit Extensions (a) to finance working capital of the Loan Parties, including the purchase of Inventory and Equipment, (b) to finance Capital Expenditures of the Loan Parties, (c) to pay transaction fees and expenses, and (d) for general corporate purposes of the Loan Parties, in each case to the extent not prohibited under applicable Law and the Loan Documents.

6.12    Additional Loan Parties. Notify the Agent at the time that any Person becomes a wholly-owned Material Subsidiary, and in each case promptly thereafter (and in any event within thirty (30) days or such longer period as the Agent may agree), cause any such Person which is not (x) a CFC, (y) an Excluded Domestic Subsidiary or (z) an Unrestricted Subsidiary, to (i) become a Loan Party by executing and delivering to the Agent a Joinder to this Agreement and a Joinder to the Facility Guaranty or such other documents as the Agent shall deem reasonably necessary for such purpose, (ii) grant a Lien to the Agent on such Person’s assets of the same type that constitute Collateral to secure the Obligations, and (iii) deliver to the Agent documents of the types referred to in





clauses (iii) and (iv) of Section 4.01(a) and, if reasonably requested by the Agent, favorable opinions of counsel to such Person (which shall cover, among other things, the legality, validity, binding effect and enforceability of the documentation referred to above), in each case in form, content and scope reasonably satisfactory to the Agent. In no event shall compliance with this Section 6.12 waive or be deemed a waiver or Consent to any transaction giving rise to the need to comply with this Section 6.12 if such transaction was not otherwise expressly permitted by this Agreement or constitute or be deemed to constitute, with respect to any Subsidiary, an approval of such Person as a Loan Party or permit the inclusion of any acquired assets in the computation of the Borrowing Base.

6.13    Cash Management.

(a)On or prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date:

(i)deliver to the Agent copies of notifications (each, a “Credit Card Notification”) substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit G which have been executed on behalf of such Loan Party and delivered to such Loan Party’s Credit Card Issuers and Credit Card Processors listed on Schedule 5.21(b); and

(ii)enter into a Blocked Account Agreement reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Agent with each Blocked Account Bank (collectively, the “Blocked Accounts”).

(b)The Loan Parties shall ACH or wire transfer no less frequently than daily (and whether or not there are then any outstanding Obligations) to a Blocked Account all amounts on deposit in each DDA and all payments due from all Credit Card Issuers and Credit Card Processors.

(c)Each Blocked Account Agreement shall require upon notice from Agent (which notice shall be delivered only after the occurrence and during the continuance of a Cash Dominion Event) the ACH or wire transfer no less frequently than daily (and whether or not there are then any outstanding Obligations) to the concentration account maintained by the Agent at Wells Fargo (the “Concentration Account”), of all cash receipts and collections, other than an aggregate amount of cash not in excess of $10,000,000 (collectively, the “Excluded Cash”) at any time which may be held in domestic U.S. bank accounts subject to no Liens other than Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent (other than Permitted Encumbrances described in subsections (a), (e), and (l) of the definition thereof), which are received by each Loan Party from all sources, including, without limitation, the following:

(i)all available cash receipts from the sale of Inventory and other assets constituting Collateral;

(ii)all proceeds of collections of Accounts, including proceeds received from any purchaser pursuant to a Permitted Receivables Financing with respect to any Accounts sold to such purchaser;

(iii)all Net Proceeds (whether or not constituting Collateral), and all other cash payments received by a Loan Party from any Person or from any source or on account of any Disposition or other transaction or event;

(iv)the then contents of each DDA (net of any minimum balance, not to exceed $10,000, as may be required to be kept in the subject DDA by the depository institution at which such DDA is maintained);

(v)the then entire ledger balance of each Blocked Account (net of any minimum balance, not to exceed $10,000 as may be required to be kept in the subject Blocked Account by the Blocked Account Bank); and






(vi)the proceeds of all credit card charges.

(d)The Concentration Account shall at all times be under the sole dominion and control of the Agent. The Loan Parties hereby acknowledge and agree that (i) the Loan Parties have no right of withdrawal from the Concentration Account, (ii) the funds on deposit in the Concentration Account shall at all times be collateral security for all of the Obligations and (iii) the funds on deposit in the Concentration Account shall be applied to the Obligations as provided in this Agreement. After the occurrence and during the continuance of a Cash Dominion Event, in the event that, notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 6.13, any Loan Party receives or otherwise has dominion and control of any such cash receipts or collections, such receipts and collections shall be held in trust by such Loan Party for the Agent, shall not be commingled with any of such Loan Party’s other funds or deposited in any account of such Loan Party and shall, not later than the Business Day after receipt thereof, be deposited into the Concentration Account or dealt with in such other fashion as such Loan Party may be instructed by the Agent.

(e)Upon the request of the Agent, the Loan Parties shall cause bank statements and/or other reports to be delivered to the Agent not less often than monthly, accurately setting forth all amounts deposited in each Blocked Account to ensure the proper transfer of funds as set forth above.

6.14    Information Regarding the Collateral.

Furnish to the Agent at least fifteen (15) days prior written notice of any change in: (i) any Loan Party’s name or in any trade name used to identify it in the conduct of its business or in the ownership of its properties; (ii) any Loan Party’s organizational structure or jurisdiction of incorporation or formation; or (iii) any Loan Party’s Federal Taxpayer Identification Number or organizational identification number assigned to it by its state of organization. The Loan Parties agree not to effect or permit any change referred to in the preceding sentence unless all filings have been made under the UCC or otherwise that are required in order for the Agent to continue at all times following such change to have a valid, legal and perfected first priority security interest (subject to Permitted Encumbrances having priority over the Lien of the Agent pursuant to applicable Law) in all the Collateral for its own benefit and the benefit of the other Credit Parties.
6.15    Physical Inventories.

(a)Cause not less than one physical inventory of substantially all of the inventory of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties to be undertaken, at the expense of the Loan Parties, in each twelve (12) month period and periodic cycle counts, in each case consistent with past practices, conducted by such inventory takers as are reasonably satisfactory to the Agent and following such methodology as is consistent with the methodology used in the immediately preceding inventory or as otherwise may be reasonably satisfactory to the Agent. The Agent, at the expense of the Loan Parties, may participate in and/or observe each scheduled physical count of Inventory which is undertaken on behalf of any Loan Party. The Borrower, within thirty (30) days following the completion of such inventory, shall, upon the reasonable request of the Agent, (i) provide the Agent with a reconciliation of the results of such inventory (as well as of any other physical inventory or cycle counts undertaken by a Loan Party) and (ii) post such results to the Loan Parties’ stock ledgers and general ledgers, as applicable.

(b)Permit the Agent, in its reasonable discretion, if any Event of Default exists, to cause additional such inventories to be taken as the Agent determines (each, at the expense of the Loan Parties).

6.16    Environmental Laws.

Except where the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect: (a) conduct its operations and keep and maintain its Real Estate in material compliance with all Environmental Laws; (b) obtain and renew all environmental permits necessary for its operations and properties; and (c) implement any and all investigation, remediation, removal and response actions that are appropriate or necessary to maintain the value and marketability of the Real Estate or to otherwise comply with Environmental Laws pertaining to the presence, generation, treatment, storage, use, disposal, transportation or release of any Hazardous Materials on, at, in, under, above, to, from or about any of its Real Estate, provided, however, that





neither a Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries shall be required to undertake any such cleanup, removal, remedial or other action to the extent that its obligation to do so is being contested in good faith and by proper proceedings and adequate reserves have been set aside and are being maintained by the Loan Parties with respect to such circumstances in accordance with GAAP.
6.17    Further Assurances.

(a)Execute any and all further documents, financing statements, agreements and instruments, and take all such further actions (including the filing and recording of financing statements and other documents), that may be required under any applicable Law, or which the Agent may reasonably request, to effectuate the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents or to grant, preserve, protect or perfect the Liens created or intended to be created by the Security Documents or the validity or priority of any such Lien, all at the expense of the Loan Parties. The Loan Parties also agree to provide to the Agent, from time to time upon request, evidence reasonably satisfactory to the AgentsAgent as to the perfection and priority of the Liens created or intended to be created by the Security Documents.

(b)Cause each Subsidiary which is not a Loan Party hereunder to deliver agreements reasonably satisfactory to the Agent granting the Agent the right and license to use the assets and properties of such Subsidiary, including all Intellectual Property, equipment and fixtures owned by such Subsidiary, in connection with any Liquidation of the Collateral.

6.18    Compliance with Terms of Leaseholds

Except as otherwise expressly permitted hereunder, (a) make all payments and otherwise perform all obligations in respect of all Leases to which any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries is a party, keep such Leases in full force and effect, (b) not allow such Leases to lapse or be terminated or any rights to renew such Leases to be forfeited or cancelled, in each case, except in the ordinary course of business, consistent with past practices, (c) notify the Agent of any default by any party with respect to such Leases and cooperate with the Agent in all respects to cure any such default, and (d) cause each of its Subsidiaries to do the foregoing, except, in the case of any of clauses (a) through (d) above, where the failure to do so, either individually or in the aggregate, would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.
6.19    Material Contracts. (a) Perform and observe all the terms and provisions of each Material Contract to be performed or observed by it, (b) maintain each such Material Contract in full force and effect except to the extent such Material Contract is no longer used or useful in the conduct of the business of the Loan Parties in the ordinary course of business, consistent with past practices, (c) enforce each such Material Contract in accordance with its terms, and (d) cause each of its Subsidiaries to do the foregoing, except, in any case, where the failure to do so, either individually or in the aggregate, could not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

6.20    OFAC/Sanctions.

Each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to comply in all material respects with all applicable Sanctions, Anti-Corruption Laws and Anti-Money Laundering Laws. Each of the Loan Parties and its Subsidiaries shall implement and maintain in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance in all material respects by the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and Affiliates with all Sanctions, Anti-Corruption Laws and Anti-Money Laundering Laws.

ARTICLE VII
NEGATIVE COVENANTS

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder, any Loan or other Obligation hereunder shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied, or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding (other than contingent indemnification





obligations for which a claim has not been asserted), no Loan Party shall, nor shall it permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly:
7.01    Liens. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any of its property, assets or revenues, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, other than Permitted Encumbrances.

7.02    Investments. Make any Investments, except Permitted Investments.

7.03    Indebtedness; Disqualified Stock

(a) Create, incur, assume, guarantee, suffer to exist or otherwise become or remain liable with respect to, any Indebtedness, except Permitted Indebtedness, (b) issue Disqualified Stock, or (c) issue and sell any other Equity Interests if a Change of Control or other Event of Default would result therefrom.
7.04    Fundamental Changes. Merge, dissolve, liquidate, consolidate with or into another Person, (or agree to do any of the foregoing), except that:

(a)any Subsidiary which is not a Loan Party may merge or consolidate with (i) a Loan Party, provided that the Loan Party shall be the continuing or surviving Person, or (ii) any one or more other Subsidiaries which are not Loan Parties, provided that when any wholly-owned Subsidiary is merging or consolidating with another Subsidiary, a wholly-owned Subsidiary shall be the continuing or surviving Person;

(b)any Subsidiary which is a Loan Party may merge or consolidate into any Subsidiary which is a Loan Party or into the Borrower, provided that in any merger or consolidation involving the Borrower, the Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving Person;

(c)in connection with a Permitted Acquisition, any Subsidiary of a Loan Party may merge with or into or consolidate with any other Person or permit any other Person to merge with or into or consolidate with it; provided that (i) the Person surviving such merger or consolidation shall be a wholly-owned Subsidiary of a Loan Party and, if applicable, such Person shall become a Loan Party in accordance with the provisions of Section 6.12 hereof, and (ii) in the case of any such merger or consolidation to which any Loan Party is a party, such Loan Party is the surviving Person;

(d)any Permitted Disposition described in clause (k) thereof; and

(e)any CFC that is not a Loan Party may merge into any CFC that is not a Loan Party.

7.05    Dispositions. Make any Disposition or enter into any agreement to make any Disposition, except Permitted Dispositions.

7.06    Restricted Payments. Declare or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, or incur any obligation (contingent or otherwise) to do so, except that:

(a)each Subsidiary of a Loan Party may make Restricted Payments to any Loan Party;

(b)the Loan Parties and each Subsidiary may declare and make dividend payments or other distributions payable solely in the common stock or other common Equity Interests of such Person;

(c)if the Payment Conditions are satisfied, the Borrower may purchase, redeem or otherwise acquire Equity Interests issued by it;

(d)if the PaymentsPayment Conditions are satisfied, the Borrower may declare or pay cash dividends to its stockholders; and






(e)the Borrower may declare and pay dividends payable in cash with respect to its capital stock not to exceed $135,000,000150,000,000 in the aggregate during any Fiscal Year of the Borrower; provided that, no Specified Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing when any such dividend is declared;
provided however, that clauses (c), (d) and (e) shall not operate to prevent the purchase, redemption or acquisition of Equity Interests issued by the Borrower or the making of dividends declared by the Borrower within ninety (90) days of such declaration, if at the declaration date the Payment Conditions or other conditions as set forth in such clauses were satisfied.
7.07    Prepayments of Indebtedness. Prepay, redeem, purchase, defease or otherwise satisfy prior to the scheduled maturity thereof in any manner any Indebtedness, or make any payment in violation of any subordination terms of any Subordinated Indebtedness, except (a) as long as no Specified Event of Default then exists, regularly scheduled or mandatory repayments and prepayments, repurchases, redemptions or defeasances of (i) Permitted Indebtedness (other than Subordinated Indebtedness), and (ii) Subordinated Indebtedness in accordance with the subordination terms thereof or the applicable subordination agreement relating thereto, (b) voluntary prepayments, repurchases, redemptions or defeasances of (i) Permitted Indebtedness (but excluding on account of any Subordinated Indebtedness) as long as the Payment Conditions are satisfied, and (ii) Subordinated Indebtedness in accordance with the subordination terms thereof or the applicable subordination agreement relating thereto, and as long as the Payment Conditions are satisfied, and (c) Permitted Refinancings of any such Indebtedness.

7.08    Change in Nature of Business

Engage in any business or activity if as a result the general nature of the business of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, would be changed in any material respect from the general nature of the business engaged in by them, taken as a whole, as of the date hereof; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not prevent the acquisition or investment by the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries of, or the development or entry into, any line of business that is related, incidental or complementary to the business in which they, taken as a whole, are engaged on the date hereof.
7.09    Transactions with Affiliates. Enter into, renew, extend or be a party to any transaction of any kind with any Affiliate of any Loan Party, whether or not in the ordinary course of business, other than on fair and reasonable terms taken as a whole no less favorable to the Loan Parties or such Subsidiary as would be obtainable by the Loan Parties or such Subsidiary at the time in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person other than an Affiliate, provided that the foregoing restriction shall not apply to (a) a transaction between or among the Loan Parties, (b) advances for commissions, travel and other similar purposes in the ordinary course of business to directors, officers and employees, (c) the issuance of Equity Interests in the Borrower to any officer, director, employee or consultant of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, (d) the payment of reasonable fees and out-of-pocket costs to directors, and compensation and employee benefit arrangements paid to, and indemnities provided for the benefit of, directors, officers or employees of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, (e) a transaction between the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries with the Dick’s Foundation to the extent permitted hereunder, (f) any transaction permitted under Section 7.06, (g) any transaction on fair and reasonable terms taken as a whole no less favorable to the Loan Parties or such Subsidiary as would be obtainable by the Loan Parties or such Subsidiary at the time in a comparable arm’s length transaction which is permitted by the Related Party Policy and Procedures of the Borrower as in effect on the Effective Date and as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified by the Board of Directors of the Borrower in good faith, (h) as long as no Change of Control results therefrom, any issuances of securities of the Borrower (other than Disqualified Stock and other Equity Interests not permitted hereunder) or other payments, awards or grants in cash, securities or otherwise pursuant to, or the funding of, employment agreements, stock options and stock ownership plans (in each case in respect of Equity Interests in the Borrower) of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, and (i) transactions in connection with any Permitted Receivables Financing.

7.10    Burdensome Agreements. Enter into or permit to exist any Contractual Obligation (other than this Agreement or any other Loan Document) that (a) limits the ability (i) of any Subsidiary to make Restricted Payments or other distributions to any Loan Party or to otherwise transfer property to or invest in a Loan Party, (ii) of any Subsidiary to Guarantee the Obligations, (iii) of any Subsidiary to make or repay loans to a Loan Party, or





(iv) of the Loan Parties or any Subsidiary to create, incur, assume or suffer to exist Liens on property of such Person in favor of the Agent; provided, however, that this clause (iv) shall not prohibit any negative pledge incurred or provided in favor of any holder of Indebtedness permitted under clauses (c), (f) or (k) of the definition of Permitted Indebtedness solely to the extent any such negative pledge relates to the property financed by or the subject of such Indebtedness; or (b) requires the grant of a Lien to secure an obligation of such Person if a Lien is granted to secure another obligation of such Person.

7.11    Use of Proceeds. . Use of proceeds of any Credit Extension, whether directly or indirectly (in the case of such Loan Party’s knowledge, in the case of clause (b)), (a) for any purpose that violates Regulation U or, (b) to make any payments to a Sanctioned Entity or a Sanctioned Person, to finance any investments in a Sanctioned Entity or a Sanctioned Person, to fund any operations of a Sanctioned Entity or a Sanctioned Person), or in any other manner that would result in a violation of Sanctions by any Loan Party, the Agent or any Lender, or (c) for purposes prohibited under this Agreement.

7.12    Amendment of Material Documents.

Amend, modify or waive any of a Loan Party’s rights under (a) its Organization Documents in a manner materially adverse to the Credit Parties, or (b) any Material Indebtedness (other than on account of any Permitted Refinancing thereof), in each case to the extent that such amendment, modification or waiver would result in a Specified Event of Default under any of the Loan Documents or otherwise would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.
7.13    Fiscal Year.

Change the Fiscal Year of any Loan Party, or the accounting policies or reporting practices of the Loan Parties, except as permitted by GAAP.
7.14    Deposit Accounts; Credit Card Processors.

Open new Blocked Accounts unless the Loan Parties shall have delivered to the Agent appropriate Blocked Account Agreements consistent with the provisions of Section 6.13 and otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the Agent. No Loan Party shall maintain any bank accounts or any agreements with Credit Card Issuers or Credit Card Processors other than the ones contemplated in this Agreement.
7.15    Minimum Adjusted Availability.

Permit Adjusted Availability at any time to be less than seven and one-half percent (7.5%) percent of the Borrowing Base.
7.16    Permitted Receivables Financing.

The Borrower shall cause any purchaser pursuant to a Permitted Receivables Financing to make or settle all cash payments due from such purchaser to the Borrower or any Subsidiary attributable to the sale of receivables in connection with any Permitted Receivables Financing within two (2) Business Days of sale of the receivables giving rise to such payment. In the event that any Borrowing Base Certificate previously delivered to the Agent includes any receivables sold pursuant toconnection with such sale or discount, all Credit Card Receivables and related assets in connection with a Permitted Receivables Financing, shall be removed from the Borrowing Base and shall no longer be Eligible Credit Card Receivables, and the Borrower shall deliver the Agent an updated Borrowing Base Certificate prepared after giving pro forma effect to such sale within five (5) Business Days following the consummationon or prior to the date of such sale.

ARTICLE VIII
EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES






8.01    Events of Default. Any of the following shall constitute an Event of Default:

(a)Non-Payment. The Borrower or any other Loan Party fails to pay when and as required to be paid herein, (i) any amount of principal of any Loan or any L/C Obligation, or deposit any funds as Cash Collateral in respect of L/C Obligations, or (ii) any interest on any Loan or on any L/C Obligation, or any fee within two (2) Business Days after the date when due hereunder, or (iii) any other amount payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document within five (5) Business Days after the date when due hereunder; or

(b)Specific Covenants. Any Loan Party fails to perform or observe any term, covenant or agreement contained in any of Section 6.01, 6.02, 6.03, 6.05, 6.07, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 6.13 or 6.14 or Article VII; or

(c)Other Defaults. Any Loan Party fails to perform or observe any other covenant or agreement (not specified in subsection (a) or (b) above) contained in any Loan Document on its part to be performed or observed and such failure continues for 30 days after the earlier of (i) the Borrower’s obtaining knowledge of such default and (ii) notice by the Agent; or

(d)Representations and Warranties. Any representation, warranty, certification or statement of fact made or deemed made by or on behalf of any Loan Party herein, in any other Loan Document, or in any document delivered in connection herewith or therewith (including, without limitation, any Borrowing Base Certificate), or in completing any request for a Borrowing via the Portal, shall be incorrect or misleading in any material respect when made or deemed made; or

(e)Cross-Default. (i) Any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof (A) fails to make any payment when due (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand, or otherwise) in respect of any Material Indebtedness, or (B) fails to observe or perform any other agreement or condition relating to any such Material Indebtedness or contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto, or any other event occurs, the effect of which default or other event is to cause, or to permit the holder or holders of such Material Indebtedness or the beneficiary or beneficiaries of any Guarantee thereof (or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or holders or beneficiary or beneficiaries) to cause, with the giving of notice if required, such Indebtedness to be demanded or to become due or to be repurchased, prepaid, defeased or redeemed (automatically or otherwise), or an offer to repurchase, prepay, defease or redeem such Indebtedness to be made, prior to its stated maturity, or such Guarantee to become payable or cash collateral in respect thereof to be demanded; or (ii) there occurs under any Swap Contract an Early Termination Date (as defined in such Swap Contract) resulting from (A) any event of default under such Swap Contract as to which a Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof is the Defaulting Party (as defined in such Swap Contract) or (B) any Termination Event (as so defined) under such Swap Contract as to which a Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof is an Affected Party (as so defined) and, in either event, the Swap Termination Value owed by the Loan Party or such Subsidiary as a result thereof is greater than $75,000,000; or

(f)Insolvency Proceedings, Etc. Any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries institutes or consents to the institution of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, or makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors; or applies for or consents to the appointment of any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer for it or for all or any material part of its property; or a proceeding shall be commenced or a petition filed, without the application or consent of such Person, seeking or requesting the appointment of any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer is appointed and the appointment continues undischarged, undismissed or unstayed for 60 calendar days or an order or decree approving or ordering any of the foregoing shall be entered; or any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law relating to any such Person or to all or any





material part of its property is instituted without the consent of such Person and continues undismissed or unstayed for 60 calendar days, or an order for relief is entered in any such proceeding; or

(g)Inability to Pay Debts; Attachment. (i) Any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof becomes unable or admits in writing its inability or fails generally to pay its debts as they become due in the ordinary course of business, or (ii) any writ or warrant of attachment or execution or similar process is issued or levied against all or any material part of the property of any such Person and is not released, vacated or fully bonded within 30 days after its issuance or levy; or

(h)Judgments. There is entered against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof (i) one or more judgments or orders for the payment of money in an aggregate amount (as to all such judgments and orders) exceeding $75,000,000 (to the extent not covered by independent third-party insurance as to which the insurer is rated at least “A” by A.M. Best Company, has been notified of the potential claim and does not dispute coverage), or (ii) any one or more non-monetary judgments that have, or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect and, in either case, (A) enforcement proceedings are commenced by any creditor upon such judgment or order, or (B) there is a period of 30 consecutive days during which a stay of enforcement of such judgment or order, by reason of a pending appeal or otherwise, is not in effect; or

(i)ERISA. (i) An ERISA Event occurs with respect to a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan which has resulted or would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, or (ii) a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate fails to pay when due, after the expiration of any applicable grace period, any installment payment with respect to its withdrawal liability under Section 4201 of ERISA under a Multiemployer Plan which would reasonably likely result in a Material Adverse Effect; or

(j)Invalidity of Loan Documents. (i) Any provision of any Loan Document, at any time after its execution and delivery and for any reason (other than as a result of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Agent or indefeasible payment in full of the Obligations), ceases to be in full force and effect; or any Loan Party or any other Person contests in any manner the validity or enforceability of any provision of any Loan Document; or any Loan Party denies that it has any or further liability or obligation under any provision of any Loan Document, or purports to revoke, terminate or rescind any provision of any Loan Document or seeks to avoid, limit or otherwise adversely affect any Lien purported to be created under any Security Document; or (ii) any Lien purported to be created under any Security Document shall cease to be, or shall be asserted by any Loan Party or any other Person not to be, a valid and perfected Lien on a material portion of the Collateral, with the priority required by the applicable Security Document (other than as a result of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Agent); or

(k)Change of Control. There occurs any Change of Control; or

(l)Cessation of Business. Except as otherwise expressly permitted hereunder, the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, shall take any action to permanently suspend all or substantially all operations, liquidate all or substantially all of their assets or Store locations, or employ an agent or other third party to conduct a program of closings, liquidations or “Going-Out-Of-Business” sales of all or substantially all of their business.

8.02    Remedies Upon Event of Default. If any Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Agent may, or, at the request of the Required Lenders shall, take any or all of the following actions:

(a)declare the Commitments of each Lender to make Loans and any obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions to be terminated, whereupon such Commitments and obligations shall be terminated;






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

(c)require that the Loan Parties Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations; and

(d)whether or not the maturity of the Obligations shall have been accelerated pursuant hereto, proceed to protect, enforce and exercise all rights and remedies of the Credit Parties under this Agreement, any of the other Loan Documents or applicable Law, including, but not limited to, by suit in equity, action at law or other appropriate proceeding, whether for the specific performance of any covenant or agreement contained in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents or any instrument pursuant to which the Obligations are evidenced, and, if such amount shall have become due, by declaration or otherwise, proceed to enforce the payment thereof or any other legal or equitable right of the Credit Parties;

provided, however, that upon the occurrence of any Event of Default with respect to any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof under Section 8.01(f), the obligation of each Lender to make Loans and any obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions shall automatically terminate, the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans and all interest and other amounts as aforesaid shall automatically become due and payable, and the obligation of the Loan Parties to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations as aforesaid shall automatically become effective, in each case without further act of the Agent or any Lender.
No remedy herein 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.
Each of the Lenders agrees that it shall not, unless specifically requested to do so in writing by Agent, take or cause to be taken any action, including, the commencement of any legal or equitable proceedings to enforce any Loan Document against any Loan Party or to foreclose any Lien on, or otherwise enforce any security interest in, or other rights to, any of the Collateral.
8.03    Application of Funds. After the exercise of remedies provided for in Section 8.02 (or after the Loans have automatically become immediately due and payable and the L/C Obligations have automatically been required to be Cash Collateralized as set forth in the proviso to Section 8.02), any amounts received on account of the Obligations shall be applied by the Agent in the following order:

First, to payment of that portion of the Obligations (excluding the Other Liabilities) constituting fees, indemnities, Credit Party Expenses and other amounts (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Agent and amounts payable under Article III) payable to the Agent;
Second, to payment of that portion of the Obligations (excluding the Other Liabilities) constituting indemnities, Credit Party Expenses, and other amounts (other than principal, interest and fees) payable to the Lenders and the L/C Issuer (including Credit Party Expenses to the respective Lenders and the L/C Issuer and amounts payable under Article III), ratably among them in proportion to the amounts described in this clause Second payable to them;
Third, to the extent not previously reimbursed by the Lenders, to payment to the Agent of that portion of the Obligations constituting principal and accrued and unpaid interest on any Permitted Overadvances;
Fourth, to the extent that Swing Line Loans have not been refinanced by a Committed Loan, payment to the Swing Line Lender of that portion of the Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid interest on the Swing Line Loans;
Fifth, to the extent that Swing Line Loans have not been refinanced by a Committed Loan, to payment to the Swing Line Lender of that portion of the Obligations constituting unpaid principal of the Swing Line Loans;





Sixth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid interest on the Committed Loans and other Obligations, and fees (including Letter of Credit Fees), ratably among the Lenders and the L/C Issuer in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Sixth payable to them;
Seventh, to payment of that portion of the Obligations constituting unpaid principal of the Committed Loans, ratably among the Lenders in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Seventh held by them;
Eighth, to the Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer, to Cash Collateralize that portion of L/C Obligations comprised of the aggregate undrawn amount of Letters of Credit;
Ninth, to payment of all other Obligations (including without limitation the cash collateralization of unliquidated indemnification obligations as provided in Section 10.04(b), but excluding any Other Liabilities), ratably among the Credit Parties in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Ninth held by them;
Tenth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations arising from Swap Contracts for which the Agent has established an Availability Reserve hereunder, ratably among the Credit Parties in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Tenth held by them;
Eleventh, to payment of that portion of the Obligations arising from Cash Management Services hereunder, ratably among the Credit Parties in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Eleventh held by them;
Twelfth, to payment of that portion of the Obligations arising from Swap Contracts for which the Agent has not established an Availability Reserve hereunder, ratably among the Credit Parties in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Twelfth held by them;
Thirteenth, to payment of all other Obligations arising from Bank Products, ratably among the Credit Parties in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Thirteenth held by them; and
Last, the balance, if any, after all of the Obligations have been indefeasibly paid in full, to the Loan Parties or as otherwise required by Law.
Subject to Section 2.03(d), amounts used to Cash Collateralize the aggregate undrawn amount of Letters of Credit pursuant to clause Eighth above shall be applied to satisfy drawings under such Letters of Credit as they occur. If any amount remains on deposit as Cash Collateral after all Letters of Credit have either been fully drawn or expired, such remaining amount shall be applied to the other Obligations, if any, in the order set forth above.

ARTICLE IX
THE AGENT
9.01    Appointment and Authority.

Each of the Lenders and the Swing Line Lender hereby irrevocably appoints Wells Fargo to act on its behalf as the administrative agent and collateral agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and authorizes the Agent to take such actions on its behalf and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Agent by the terms hereof or thereof (including, without limitation, acquiring, holding and enforcing any and all Liens on Collateral granted by any of the Loan Parties to secure any of the Obligations), together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. The provisions of this Article are solely for the benefit of the Agent, the Lenders and the L/C Issuer, and no Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof shall have rights as a third party beneficiary of any of such provisions.
9.02    Rights as a Lender. The Person serving as the Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though they were not the





Agent and the term “Lender” or “Lenders” shall, unless otherwise expressly indicated or unless the context otherwise requires, include the Person serving as the Agent hereunder in its individual capacity. Such Person and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to, act as the financial advisor or in any other advisory capacity for and generally engage in any kind of business with the Loan Parties or any Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof as if such Person were not the hereunder and without any duty to account therefor to the Lenders.

9.03    Exculpatory Provisions. The Agent shall not have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Agent:
(a)shall not be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether a Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing;

(b)shall not have any duty to take any discretionary action or exercise any discretionary powers, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated hereby or by the other Loan Documents that the Agent is required to exercise as directed in writing by the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be expressly provided for herein or in the other Loan Documents), provided that the Agent shall not be required to take any action that, in its opinion or the opinion of its counsel, may expose the Agent to liability or that is contrary to any Loan Document or applicable law; and

(c)shall not, except as expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to the Loan Parties or any of its Affiliates that is communicated to or obtained by the Person serving as the Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity.

The Agent shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it (i) with the Consent or at the request of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary, or as the Agent shall believe in good faith shall be necessary, under the circumstances as provided in Sections 10.01 and 8.02) or (ii) in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by a final and no