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

Form 8-K
____________________

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 17, 2020

Oil States International, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware1-1633776-0476605
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
Three Allen Center, 333 Clay Street, Suite 4620, Houston, Texas 77002

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 652-0582

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)

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

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

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

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

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

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per shareOISNew 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 

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.




Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 17, 2020, Oil States International, Inc. (the "Company") entered into an omnibus amendment (the "Credit Agreement Amendment") amending its Amended and Restated Credit Agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as administrative agent for the lenders party thereto, and the lenders and other financial institutions from time to time party thereto. Total lender commitments under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (as amended by the Credit Agreement Amendment, the "Amended Credit Agreement") are reduced to $200 million in exchange for the suspension of the existing financial covenants from July 1, 2020 though March 30, 2021. The maturity date of the Amended Credit Agreement remains January 30, 2022.
During the financial covenant suspension period, borrowing availability under the amended revolving credit facility will be determined by a monthly borrowing base calculated as the sum of 70% of the consolidated net book value of eligible receivables and 20% of the consolidated net book value of eligible inventory (the "Borrowing Base"). Calculated availability will be further limited during the financial covenant suspension period to the lesser 85% of (i) the Borrowing Base or (ii) $200 million.
Additionally, the Amended Credit Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, covenants, terms and conditions for a facility of this type, including limitations on the accumulation of U.S. cash in excess of $45 million, incurrence of additional indebtedness and liens, the repayment of other indebtedness, the making of investments, the payment of dividends, the repurchase of shares of common stock and the sale of material amounts of assets.
Borrowings outstanding under the amended revolving credit facility will bear interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.50% to 3.75%, or at a base rate plus a margin of 1.50% to 2.75%, in each case based on a ratio of the Company's total net funded debt to consolidated EBITDA. The Company must also pay a quarterly commitment fee of 0.50%, based on unused commitments.
The foregoing description of the Amended Credit Agreement and the amended revolving credit facility is only a summary, does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to the Omnibus Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On June 17, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the entry into the Credit Agreement Amendment further described in Item 1.01 above. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The press release shall not be deemed "filed" for any purpose, including for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).




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 hereunto duly authorized.
OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Registrant)
Date:June 17, 2020By:/s/  LLOYD A. HAJDIK
Lloyd A. Hajdik
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Document
EXHIBIT 10.1
OMNIBUS AMENDMENT
This Omnibus Amendment dated as of June 17, 2020 (the “Amendment Effective Date”) is among Oil States International, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), each of the Guarantors, the Lenders party hereto and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”), as administrative agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”) for the Lenders (this “Amendment”).
INTRODUCTION
WHEREAS, the Borrower, the lenders party thereto (the “Lenders”) and the Administrative Agent are parties to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of January 30, 2018, as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of May 14, 2018 (as so amended, the “Credit Agreement”);
WHEREAS, the Borrower, the undersigned Subsidiaries of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent are parties to the Amended and Restated Security Agreement dated as of January 30, 2018 (as it may have been supplemented, the “Security Agreement”); and
WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the Lenders make certain amendments to the Credit Agreement as specified herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual agreements, representations and warranties set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
Section 1. Definitions. Unless otherwise defined in this Amendment, terms used in this Amendment that are not defined herein and are defined in the Credit Agreement shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Credit Agreement.
Section 2. Reduction in Commitments. Pursuant to Section 2.09(b) of the Credit Agreement, the Borrower hereby elects to permanently reduce the Commitments by $150,000,000 resulting in a Total Commitment of $200,000,000. The prior written notice required under Section 2.09(b) is hereby waived for purposes of the reduction in Commitments effected hereby. To effect and evidence the reduction in the Commitments described above, Schedule 2.01 (Lenders and Commitments) of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as set forth on Schedule 2.01 (Lenders and Commitments) attached hereto. Each Lender’s respective Commitment as of the Amendment Effective Date is as set forth opposite its name in Schedule 2.01 (Lenders and Commitments) attached hereto.
Section 3. Other Amendments. Effective as of the Amendment Effective Date,
(a) the Credit Agreement shall be amended by deleting the stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and by inserting the double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example:



double-underlined text) as reflected in the pages of the Credit Agreement attached hereto as Annex A;
(b) the Credit Agreement shall be further amended by replacing Schedules 2.01 and 3.08 in their entirety with the corresponding Schedules 2.01 and 3.08 attached hereto;
(c) the Credit Agreement shall be further amended by (i) adding a new Exhibit A (Borrowing Base Certificate) in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A (Borrowing Base Certificate), and (ii) replacing each of Exhibit C-1 (Form of Borrowing Request), Exhibit C-2 (Form of Swing Line Borrowing Request) and Exhibit I (Form of Compliance Certificate) with the corresponding Exhibit C-1 (Form of Borrowing Request), Exhibit C-2 (Form of Swing Line Borrowing Request) and Exhibit I (Form of Compliance Certificate) attached hereto; and
(d) the Security Agreement shall be amended by replacing Section 4.06 therein in its entirety with the following:
SECTION 4.06 Control Agreements. With respect to any Deposit Accounts now or hereafter owned or held by any Grantor, such Grantor will, from and after March 31, 2018 (or such later date acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), cause all such Deposit Accounts (and the funds and Financial Assets contained therein) to be subject to Control Agreements. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Control Agreement shall not be required for any Deposit Account (a) to the extent such Control Agreement is not required to perfect the Lien granted herein and encumbering such Collateral, (b) that is located in Canada or in England, or (c) that is an Excluded Account (as hereinafter defined). For purposes hereof, an “Excluded Account” means (i) each Deposit Account for which all of the deposits consist of amounts utilized to fund payroll, employee benefit or tax obligations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (ii) fiduciary accounts, (iii) “zero balance” accounts, (iv) trust and suspense Deposit Accounts of the Borrower and any Restricted Subsidiary solely holding amounts held for the benefit of third parties, (v) Conduit Accounts, and (vi) Deposit Accounts with daily closing balances of less than or equal to $5,000,000 in the aggregate (or such greater amount acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion for individual accounts due to unanticipated circumstances).
Section 4. Representations and Warranties. The Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that:
(a) the representations and warranties set forth in Article III of the Credit Agreement, as amended hereby, and in each other Loan Document are true and correct in all material respects (provided that to the extent any representation and warranty is qualified as to “Material Adverse Effect” or otherwise as to “materiality”, such representation and warranty is true and correct in all respects) on and as of the date hereof with the same effect as though made on and as of such date, except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date;
(b) no Event of Default or Default has occurred and is continuing; and
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(c) (i) the execution, delivery, and performance of this Amendment are within the corporate power and authority of the Borrower and each other Loan Party and have been duly authorized by appropriate proceedings, and (ii) this Amendment constitutes a legal, valid, and binding obligation of the Borrower and each other Loan Party, enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, or similar laws affecting the rights of creditors generally and general principles of equity.
Section 5. Effectiveness. This Amendment hereof shall be made effective, and the Credit Agreement and the Security Agreement shall be amended as provided in this Amendment, upon the occurrence of the following conditions precedent:
(a) the Administrative Agent shall have received duly and validly executed copies of this Amendment on behalf of the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent and Lenders constituting the Required Lenders; and
(b) the Administrative Agent or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as applicable, shall have received all fees and other amounts due and payable on or prior to the date of this Amendment, including (i) to the extent invoiced two Business Days prior to the effective date hereof, reimbursement or payment of all out-of-pocket expenses (including, without limitation, the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel for the Administrative Agent) required to be reimbursed or paid by the Borrower hereunder or under any other Loan Document and (ii) such fees set forth in that certain engagement letter dated June 3, 2020 among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC.
Section 6. Reaffirmation of Guaranty and Liens; Agreement.
(a) Each of the Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries that is listed on the signature pages to this Amendment (each, a “Guarantor”) (i) is party to a Guarantee Agreement, guaranteeing payment of the Obligations, (ii) has reviewed the Amendment and related documents, and (iii) waives any defenses to the enforcement of its Guarantee Agreement that it may have, and agrees that according to its terms such Guarantee Agreement will continue in full force and effect to guaranty the Obligations under the Loan Documents, as the same may be amended, supplemented, or otherwise modified, and such other amounts in accordance with the terms of such Guarantee Agreement.
(b) Each of the Borrower and each Guarantor (i) is party to the Security Agreement and certain other Security Documents securing and supporting the Obligations, (ii) has reviewed the Amendment and related documents, (iii) waives any defenses that it may have to the enforcement of the Security Documents, as amended hereby, to which they are party, (iv) agrees that according to their terms the Security Documents, as amended hereby, to which it is party will continue in full force and effect to secure the Obligations under the Loan Documents, as the same may be amended, supplemented, or otherwise modified, and (v) acknowledges, represents, and warrants that the Liens and security interests created by the Security Documents, as amended hereby, are valid and subsisting and create a first priority perfected security interest subject to Liens expressly permitted by Section 6.02 of the Credit Agreement in the Collateral to secure the Obligations.
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(c) The delivery of this Amendment does not indicate or establish a requirement that any Guarantee Agreement or Security Document requires any Guarantor’s approval of amendments to the Credit Agreement, but has been furnished as a courtesy at the Administrative Agent’s request.
Section 7. Effect on Loan Documents.
(a) Except as amended herein, the Credit Agreement and the Loan Documents remain in full force and effect as originally executed and are ratified and confirmed, and nothing herein shall act as a waiver of any of the Administrative Agent’s or Lenders’ rights and remedies under the Loan Documents, as amended, including the waiver of any Default or Event of Default, however denominated.
(b) This Amendment is a Loan Document for the purposes of the provisions of the other Loan Documents. Without limiting the foregoing, any breach of representations, warranties, and covenants under this Amendment may be a Default or Event of Default under other Loan Documents.
Section 8. Choice of Law. THIS AMENDMENT SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
Section 9. Miscellaneous. This Amendment may be signed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be an original. Delivery of an executed signature page to this Amendment by facsimile transmission or other electronic means shall be as effective as delivery of a manually signed counterpart of this Amendment. The captions in this Amendment are for convenience of reference only and shall not define or limit the provisions hereof. In the event that any one or more of the provisions contained in this Amendment shall for any reason be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision of this Amendment.
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BORROWER:     OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

By: /s/ Lloyd A. Hajdik   
Name: Lloyd A. Hajdik
Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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GUARANTORS:    CAPSTAR DRILLING, INC.
CAPSTAR HOLDING, L.L.C.
OIL STATES ENERGY SERVICES HOLDING, INC.
OIL STATES ENERGY SERVICES, L.L.C.
OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
OIL STATES MANAGEMENT, INC.
OSES INTERNATIONAL, LLC
TEMPRESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.


By: /s/ Lloyd A. Hajdik   
Name: Lloyd A. Hajdik
Title: Vice President and Treasurer
OIL STATES SKAGIT SMATCO, LLC
GEODYNAMICS, INC.


By: /s/ Lloyd A. Hajdik   
Name: Lloyd A. Hajdik
Title: Vice President and Assistant Treasurer
GD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION


By: /s/ Lloyd A. Hajdik   
Name: Lloyd A. Hajdik
Title: Vice President
OIL STATES INDUSTRIES US, INC.


By: /s/ Alina A. Choun   
Name: Alina A. Choun
Title: Vice President, Tax

Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)



WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., as a Lender and Administrative Agent
By: /s/ Shannon Cunningham   
 Name: Shannon Cunningham
 Title: Director

Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)



ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, as a Lender
By:_____________________________________
 Name:
 Title:


Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)


EXECUTION VERSION
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as a Lender
By:_____________________________________
 Name:
 Title:

Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)


EXECUTION VERSION
CAPITAL ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender
By:_____________________________________
 Name:
 Title:

Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)


EXECUTION VERSION
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as a Lender
By: /s/ Anca Loghin    
 Name: Anca Loghin
 Title: Authorized Officer

Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)


EXECUTION VERSION
REGIONS BANK, as a Lender
By: /s/ David Baynash   
 Name: David Baynash
 Title: Director

Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)


EXECUTION VERSION
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, as a Lender
By: /s/ Michael Sharp    
 Name: Michael Sharp
 Title: Authorized Signatory

Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)


EXECUTION VERSION
BARCLAYS BANK PLC, as a Lender
By: /s/ Odilon du Bouetiez   
 Name: Odilon du Bouetiez
 Title: VP Global Loan Group

Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)


EXECUTION VERSION
CADENCE BANK, N.A., as a Lender
By: /s/ Charlie Russell   
 Name: Charlie Russell
 Title: AVP

Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)


EXECUTION VERSION
ZB, N.A. dba AMEGY BANK, as a Lender
By: /s/ Brad Ellis    
 Name: Brad Ellis
 Title: Senior Vice President

Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)


EXECUTION VERSION
CREDIT SUISSE AG, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH, as a Lender
By: /s/ William O’ Daly   
 Name: William O’ Daly
 Title: Authorized Signatory
By: /s/ D. Andrew Maletta   
 Name: D. Andrew Maletta
 Title: Authorized Signatory

Signature Page to Omnibus Amendment
(Oil States International, Inc.)



ANNEX A

[See attached]





Annex A
to Omnibus Amendment








AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
dated as of January 30, 2018
among
OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC.,
as the Borrower,

THE LENDERS FROM TIME TO TIME PARTY HERETO,
and
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender and an Issuing Bank
              
ABN AMRO CAPITAL USA LLC, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., CAPITAL ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., REGIONS BANK
and ROYAL BANK OF CANADA,
as Co-Syndication Agents
              
WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC
as Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Bookrunner
         


ARTICLE I Definitions 1
Section 1.01 Defined Terms 1
Section 1.02 Terms Generally 2833
Section 1.03 [Reserved.]Divisions 2834
Section 1.04 Classification of Loans and Borrowings 2834
Section 1.05 Exchange Rate Calculations 2935
Section 1.06 Additional Alternative Currencies 2935
Section 1.07 Rates 35
ARTICLE II The Credits 2935
Section 2.01 Commitments 2935
Section 2.02 Loans 3036
Section 2.03 Borrowing Procedure 3238
Section 2.04 Evidence of Debt; Repayment of Loans 3339
Section 2.05 Fees 3340
Section 2.06 Interest on Loans 3441
Section 2.07 Default Interest 3541
Section 2.08 Alternate Rate of Interest 3541
Section 2.09 Termination and Reduction of Commitments 3642
Section 2.10 Conversion and Continuation of Borrowings 3642
Section 2.11 Optional Prepayment 3744
Section 2.12 Mandatory Prepayments 3844
Section 2.13 Increased Costs; Capital Requirements 3845
Section 2.14 Change in Legality 4047
Section 2.15 Breakage Costs 4047
Section 2.16 Pro Rata Treatment 4148
Section 2.17 Sharing of Setoffs 4148
Section 2.18 Payments 4249
Section 2.19 Taxes 4350
Section 2.20  Assignment of Commitments Under Certain Circumstances; Duty to Mitigate 4754
Section 2.21 Letters of Credit 4855
Section 2.22 Swing Line Loans 5461
Section 2.23 Defaulting Lenders 5764
Section 2.24 Increase in Commitments 6067
Section 2.25 Effect of Benchmark Transition Event 69
ARTICLE III Representations and Warranties 6170
Section 3.01 Organization; Powers 6270
Section 3.02 Authorization 6270
Section 3.03 Enforceability 6271
Section 3.04 Governmental Approvals 6271
Section 3.05 Financial Statements 6371
Section 3.06 No Material Adverse Change 6371
Section 3.07 Title to Properties; Possession Under Leases 6371
Section 3.08 Subsidiaries 6372
Section 3.09 Litigation; Compliance with Laws 6472
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Section 3.10 Agreements 6472
Section 3.11 Federal Reserve Regulations 6473
Section 3.12 Investment Company Act 6473
Section 3.13 Use of Proceeds 6473
Section 3.14 Tax Returns 6573
Section 3.15 No Material Misstatements 6573
Section 3.16 Employee Benefit Plans 6573
Section 3.17 Environmental Matters 6674
Section 3.18 Insurance 6674
Section 3.19 Security Documents 6675
Section 3.20 Intellectual Property 6775
Section 3.21 Labor Matters 6775
Section 3.22 Solvency 6776
Section 3.23 Foreign Assets Control Regulations, Sanctions, etc 6776
ARTICLE IV Conditions of Lending and of Effectiveness 6876
Section 4.01 All Credit Events 6876
Section 4.02 Effectiveness 6877
ARTICLE V Affirmative Covenants 7180
Section 5.01 Existence; Businesses and Properties 7180
Section 5.02 Insurance 7280
Section 5.03 Obligations and Taxes 7281
Section 5.04 Financial Statements, Reports, etc 7381
Section 5.05 Litigation and Other Notices 7483
Section 5.06 Information Regarding Collateral 7584
Section 5.07 Maintaining Records; Access to Properties and Inspections 7584
Section 5.08 Use of Proceeds 7585
Section 5.09 Further Assurances 7685
Section 5.10 Field Exams 86
ARTICLE VI Negative Covenants 7686
Section 6.01 Indebtedness 7786
Section 6.02 Liens 7888
Section 6.03 Sale and Lease-Back Transactions 8089
Section 6.04 Investments, Loans and Advances 8089
Section 6.05 Mergers, Consolidations, Sales of Assets and Acquisitions 8291
Section 6.06 Restricted Payments; Restrictive Agreements 8292
Section 6.07 Transactions with Affiliates 8394
Section 6.08 Business of the Borrower and Subsidiaries 8494
Section 6.09 Other Indebtedness and Agreements 8494
Section 6.10 Interest Coverage Ratio 8495
Section 6.11 Maximum Total Net Leverage Ratio 8495
Section 6.12 Maximum Senior Leverage Ratio 8495
Section 6.13 Hedging Agreements 8495
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ARTICLE VII Events of Default 8596
Section 7.01 Events of Default 8596
Section 7.02 Optional Acceleration of Maturity 8798
Section 7.03 Automatic Acceleration of Maturity 8798
Section 7.04 Non-exclusivity of Remedies 8899
Section 7.05 Application of Proceeds 8899
ARTICLE VIII The Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Swing Line Lenders 89100
Section 8.01 Appointment and Authority 89100
Section 8.02 Rights as a Lender 89100
Section 8.03 Exculpatory Provisions 90101
Section 8.04 Reliance by the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Swing Line Lenders 91102
Section 8.05 Delegation of Duties 91102
Section 8.06 Resignation of the Administrative Agent or a Swing Line Lender 91102
Section 8.07 Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders; Certain Acknowledgments 92103
Section 8.08 Indemnification 93104
Section 8.09 Collateral and Guaranty Matters 93104
Section 8.10 No Other Duties, etc 95106
Section 8.11 Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim 95106
ARTICLE IX Miscellaneous 96107
Section 9.01 Notices 96107
Section 9.02 Survival of Agreement 98109
Section 9.03 Binding Effect 98109
Section 9.04 Successors and Assigns 98109
Section 9.05 Expenses; Indemnity 103114
Section 9.06 Right of Setoff 105116
Section 9.07 Applicable Law 106117
Section 9.08 Waivers; Amendment 106117
Section 9.09 Interest Rate Limitation 108119
Section 9.10 Entire Agreement 109120
Section 9.11 WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL 109120
Section 9.12 Severability 109120
Section 9.13 Counterparts 110121
Section 9.14 Headings 110121
Section 9.15 Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process 110121
Section 9.16 Confidentiality 110121
Section 9.17 Judgment Currency 111122
Section 9.18 Exculpation Provisions 112123
Section 9.19 Payments Set Aside 112123
Section 9.20 Termination 113124
Section 9.21 Patriot Act Notice 113124
Section 9.22 Keepwell 113124
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Section 9.23 Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEAAffected Financial Institutions 113124
Section 9.24 Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs 125
Section 9.25 Certain ERISA Matters 126
Section 9.249.26 Amendment and Restatement 114127

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Schedule 1.01(b) Guarantors
Schedule 2.01 Lenders and Commitments
Schedule 3.08 Subsidiaries
Schedule 3.09 Litigation
Schedule 3.16(a) Unfunded Plans
Schedule 3.17 Environmental Matters
Schedule 3.19 Loan Parties and Filing Offices
Schedule 6.01 Outstanding Indebtedness on Effective Date
Schedule 6.02 Liens Existing on Effective Date
Schedule 6.04 Existing Investments
Exhibit A [Reserved]Form of Borrowing Base Certificate
Exhibit B Form of Assignment and Acceptance
Exhibit C-1 Form of Borrowing Request
Exhibit C-2 Form of Swing Line Borrowing Request
Exhibit D [Reserved]
Exhibit E Form of Pledge Agreement
Exhibit F Form of Security Agreement
Exhibit G Form of Guarantee Agreement
Exhibit H Form of Opinion of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Exhibit I Form of Compliance Certificate [Replaced with Amendment No. 1]
Exhibit J [Reserved]
Exhibit K-1 Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
Exhibit K-2 Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
Exhibit K-3 Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
Exhibit K-4 Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate


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THIS AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of January 30, 2018, is among OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), the Lenders (as defined in Article I), and WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”), as administrative agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”) for the Lenders.
RECITALS
A.  The Borrower is party to that certain Credit Agreement dated as of May 28, 2014, as amended by that certain Consent and Amendment No. 1 dated as of October 3, 2016 and Amendment No. 2 thereto dated as of December 12, 2017, among it, Administrative Agent, the other financial institutions party thereto (as so amended, the “Existing Credit Agreement”).
B.  Certain of the parties to the Existing Credit Agreement have agreed to amend and restate (but not extinguish) the Existing Credit Agreement in its entirety as hereinafter set forth subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. It is the intention of the parties hereto that this Agreement is an amendment and restatement of the Existing Credit Agreement, and not a novation of the Existing Credit Agreement.
In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto hereby agree that the Existing Credit Agreement is amended and restated (but not novated) in its entirety as set forth herein, and further agree as follows:
ARTICLE I

Definitions
Section 1.01 Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings specified below:
“2018 Notes” shall mean the Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 of the Borrower issued on or prior to the Effective Date.
ABR”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate.
Additional Lender” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.24(a).
Adjusted LIBO Rate” shall mean, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100 of 1%) equal to the product of (a) the LIBO Rate in effect for such Interest Period and (b) Statutory Reserves.
Adjusted EBITDA” shall mean:
(a) for fiscal quarters ended prior to March 31, 2018, Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower for the four-fiscal quarter period then ended,
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(b) for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2018, the sum of (i) Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower for the four-fiscal quarter period then ended but not including therein any Consolidated EBITDA of GEO-D or Project F, plus (ii) Consolidated EBITDA of GEO-D for the two-quarter period then ended times 2 plus (iii) if the Project F Acquisition has been consummated, the Consolidated EBITDA of Project F for the two-quarter period then ended times 2;
(c) for the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2018, the sum of (i) Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower for the four-fiscal quarter period then ended but not including therein any Consolidated EBITDA of GEO-D or Project F, plus (ii) Consolidated EBITDA of GEO-D for the three-quarter period then ended times 4/3 plus (iii) if the Project F Acquisition has been consummated, the Consolidated EBITDA of Project F for the three-quarter period then ended times 4/3; and
(d) for each fiscal quarter ending on or after September 30, 2018, Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower for the four-fiscal quarter period then ended.
Administrative Agent Fees” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(b).
Administrative Questionnaire” shall mean an administrative questionnaire in a form supplied from time to time by the Administrative Agent.
Affected Financial Institution” shall mean (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.
Affiliate” shall mean, when used with respect to a specified person, another person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the person specified; provided, however, that for purposes of Section 6.07, the term “Affiliate” shall also include any person that directly or indirectly owns 5% or more of any class of Equity Interests of the person specified or that is an officer or director of the person specified.
Agreement” shall mean this Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of January 30, 2018 among the Borrower, the Lenders, and the Administrative Agent.
Alternate Base Rate” shall mean, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day plus ½ of 1.0% and (c) the Adjusted LIBO Rate for such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) for a deposit in U.S. dollars with a maturity of one month plus 1.0%. Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be effective on the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate, respectively.
Alternative Currency” shall mean (a) the Canadian Dollar, Euro, Pounds Sterling, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollar, Australian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Mexican Peso, Indian Rupee, Kuwaiti Dinar, and each other currency (other than U.S. dollars) that is approved in
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accordance with Section 1.06, and (b) as to Letters of Credit issued by Wells Fargo, any lawful currency that is readily available, freely transferable, freely convertible into U.S. dollars and is regularly traded by Wells Fargo.
Amendment No. 1 Effective Date shall mean May 14, 2018.
Applicable Issuing Bank” shall mean Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Capital One, N.A. or any other Issuing Bank that has issued, or has a commitment to issue, Letters of Credit.
Applicable Percentage” shall mean, for any day, with respect to any Eurocurrency Loan, ABR Loan or the Commitment Fee, the applicable percentage set forth below and under the applicable caption, based upon the Leverage Ratio as of the relevant date of determination:
Leverage RatioEurocurrency SpreadABR SpreadCommitment Fee Percentage
Category 1
        Less than 1.50 to 1.00
1.752.50%
0.751.50%
0.250.50%
Category 2
        Greater than or equal to 1.50 to 1.00 but less than 2.00 to 1.00
2.002.75%
1.001.75%
0.3750.50%
Category 3
        Greater than or equal to 2.00 to 1.00 but less than 2.50 to 1.00
2.253.00%
1.252.00%
0.3750.50%
Category 4
        Greater than or equal to 2.50 to 1.00 but less than 3.00 to 1.00
2.503.25%
1.502.25%
0.3750.50%
Category 5
        Greater than or equal to 3.00 to 1.00
3.003.75%
2.002.75%
0.50%

Each change in the Applicable Percentage resulting from a change in the Leverage Ratio shall be effective with respect to all Loans and Letters of Credit outstanding on and after the date of delivery to the Administrative Agent of the financial statements required by Section 5.04(a) or (b) and the Compliance Certificate required by Section 5.04(c), respectively, indicating such change until the date immediately preceding the next date of delivery of such financial statements indicating another such change; provided, however, that at any time during which the Borrower has failed to deliver when due the financial statements required by Section 5.04(a) or (b) and the Compliance Certificate required by Section 5.04(c), respectively, the Leverage Ratio shall be deemed to be in Category 5 for purposes of determining the Applicable Percentage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) from the Effective Date through but excluding the immediately following date of delivery to the Administrative Agent of financial statements required by Section 5.04(a) or (b) and the Compliance Certificate required by Section 5.04(c), respectively, the Leverage Ratio shall be deemed to be in Category 5 for purposes of determining the Applicable Percentage and (y) thereafter, subject to the proviso in the immediately preceding sentence, the Applicable Percentage shall be based on the Leverage Ratio reflected in the most
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recently delivered financial statements required by Section 5.04(a) or (b) and the Compliance Certificate required by Section 5.04(c), respectively.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any financial statement or Compliance Certificate delivered pursuant to this Agreement is shown to be inaccurate (regardless of whether (i) this Agreement is in effect, (ii) any Commitments are in effect, or (iii) any Loan or Letter of Credit is outstanding when such inaccuracy is discovered or such financial statement or Compliance Certificate was delivered), and such inaccuracy, if corrected, would have led to the application of a higher Applicable Percentage for any period (an “Applicable Period”) than the Applicable Percentage applied for such Applicable Period, then (A) the Borrower shall immediately deliver to the Administrative Agent a corrected Compliance Certificate for such Applicable Period, (B) the Applicable Percentage for such Applicable Period shall be determined as if the Leverage Ratio in the corrected Compliance Certificate were applicable for such Applicable Period, and (C) the Borrower shall immediately and retroactively be obligated to pay to the Administrative Agent the accrued additional interest and fees owing as a result of such increased Applicable Percentage for such Applicable Period, which payment shall be promptly applied by the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 2.18. Nothing in this paragraph shall limit the rights of the Administrative Agent and Lenders with respect to Section 2.07 and 7.01 nor any of their other rights under this Agreement or any other Loan Document. The Borrower’s obligations under this paragraph shall survive the termination of the Commitments, the termination of this Agreement and the repayment of all other Obligations hereunder.
Approved Fund” shall mean any Fund that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.
Asset Sale” shall mean the sale, transfer or other disposition (by way of merger, casualty, condemnation or otherwise) of any or all of the property of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to any person other than the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (other than (a) Equity Interests in the Borrower or directors’ qualifying shares in any Subsidiary, (b)  inventory, damaged, obsolete or worn out assets, scrap and Permitted Investments, in each case disposed of in the ordinary course of business, or (c) dispositions between or among Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties)), provided that any asset sale or series of related asset sales described above having a value not in excess of $1,000,000 shall be deemed not to be an “Asset Sale” for purposes of this Agreement.
Assignee Group” shall mean 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 Acceptance” shall mean an assignment and acceptance entered into by a Lender and an assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 9.04) and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit B or such other form as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent.
AutoBorrow Agreement” shall mean any agreement providing for automatic borrowing services between a Loan Party and a Swing Line Lender.
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Bail-In Action” shall mean the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an EEAAffected Financial Institution.
Bail-In Legislation” shall mean, (a) 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, regulation rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule. and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).
Banking Services” shall mean each and any of the following bank services provided to the Borrower or any Subsidiary by any Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender: (a) commercial credit cards, (b) stored value cards and (c) treasury management services (including, without limitation, controlled disbursement, automated clearinghouse transactions, return items, overdrafts and interstate depository network services).
Banking Services Obligations” shall mean any and all obligations of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor) in connection with Banking Services.
Benchmark” shall mean, initially, with respect to any given currency, the applicable benchmark rate for Eurocurrency Loans denominated in such currency; provided, however, that if a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, has occurred with respect to such benchmark rate, then “Benchmark” with respect to such currency shall mean the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has become effective pursuant to Section 2.25.
Benchmark Replacement” shall mean, with respect to any then-current Benchmark, the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower as the replacement for such Benchmark giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body with respect to such currency or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a rate of interest as a replacement to such Benchmark for syndicated credit facilities denominated in the currency applicable to such Benchmark and (b) the applicable Benchmark Replacement Adjustment for any such Benchmark Replacement; provided, however, that, if any Benchmark Replacement as so determined would be less than zero, such Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” shall mean, with respect to any replacement of any then-current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for each applicable Interest Period, the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the
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Administrative Agent and the Borrower giving due consideration to (a) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body or (b) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for syndicated credit facilities at such time denominated in the currency applicable to such Benchmark.
Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” shall mean, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Alternate Base Rate,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other administrative matters) that the Administrative Agent decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of the Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement).
Benchmark Replacement Date” shall mean the earlier to occur of the following events with respect to any then-current Benchmark: (a) in the case of clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (i) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (ii) the date on which the administrator of such Benchmark permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide such Benchmark; and (b) in the case of clause (c) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein
Benchmark Transition Event” shall mean the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to any then-current Benchmark with respect to any given currency:
(a) a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide such Benchmark, permanently or indefinitely; provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide such Benchmark;
(b) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark, the U.S. Federal Reserve System, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark, a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for such Benchmark or any other Relevant Governmental Body, which states that the administrator of such Benchmark has ceased or will cease to provide such Benchmark permanently or indefinitely; provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide such Benchmark; or
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(c) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark announcing that such Benchmark is no longer representative.
Benchmark Transition Start Date” shall mean (a) in the case of a Benchmark Transition Event, the earlier of (i) the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and (ii) if such Benchmark Transition Event is a public statement or publication of information of a prospective event, the 90th day prior to the expected date of such event as of such public statement or publication of information (or if the expected date of such prospective event is fewer than 90 days after such statement or publication, the date of such statement or publication) and (b) in the case of an Early Opt-in Election, the date specified by the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, as applicable, by notice to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent (in the case of such notice by the Required Lenders) and the Lenders.
Benchmark Unavailability Period” shall mean, with respect to any then-current Benchmark, if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to such Benchmark and solely to the extent that such Benchmark has not been replaced with a Benchmark Replacement, the period (a) beginning at the time that such Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder in accordance with Section 2.25 and (b) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder pursuant to Section 2.25.
Beneficial Ownership Certification” shall mean a certification regarding beneficial ownership required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” shall mean 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.
Benefit Plan” shall mean any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in and subject to Section 4975 of the Code or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan”.
Board” shall mean the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.
Borrower Materials” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.04.
Borrowing” shall mean a Revolving Borrowing or a Swing Line Borrowing.
Borrowing Base” shall mean, without duplication, the amount equal to (a) 70% of the net book value of Eligible Receivables plus (b) 20% of the net book value of Eligible Inventory; provided that, at no time shall the amount determined under clause (b) above constitute more than 30% of the Borrowing Base. In determining the net book value of Eligible Receivables and Eligible Inventory (other than the redetermination provided for in the last proviso of the following sentence) such net book value shall be equal to the net book value of such assets as reflected in the financial statements of the Borrower delivered with the Borrowing Base Certificate. Any change in the Borrowing Base shall be effective as of the date the applicable
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Borrowing Base Certificate is delivered to the Administrative Agent under Section 5.04(h) or (i); provided that, (i) subject to the following clause (ii), the Borrowing Base is deemed to be equal to the Total Commitment until the delivery of the financial statements and Borrowing Base Certificate required under Section 5.04(h), and (ii) should the Borrower fail to deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders the Borrowing Base Certificate or the financial statements as required under Section 5.04(h) or (i), in each case after giving effect to the grace period specified in Section 7.01(d)(ii), the Administrative Agent may nonetheless redetermine in good faith the Borrowing Base from time to time thereafter in its reasonable discretion based on information then available to the Administrative Agent (including, for the avoidance of doubt, prevailing market conditions, historical financial information and other information deemed appropriate by the Administrative Agent) until the Administrative Agent and the Lenders receive the required financial statements and Borrowing Base Certificate, whereupon the Administrative Agent shall redetermine the Borrowing Base based on such Borrowing Base Certificate and the other terms hereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Administrative Agent may modify the advance rate set forth in this definition if it reasonably determines in good faith that such advance rate should be reduced based upon the Field Exam received pursuant to Section 5.10.
Borrowing Base Certificate” shall mean a certificate executed by the chief financial officer, chief executive officer, or chief accounting officer of the Borrower, or any other officer of the Borrower reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, in any event, on behalf of the Borrower in the form of the attached Exhibit A and including the following: (a) accounts receivable and accounts payable aging reports for each Loan Party with grand totals and (b) all other information as reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.
Borrowing Request” shall mean a request by the Borrower in accordance with the terms of Section 2.03 and substantially in the form of Exhibit C-1 or C-2, as applicable, or such other form as shall be reasonably approved by the Administrative Agent.
Brazos Acquisition” shall mean the acquisition by the Borrower, directly or indirectly, of all the Equity Interests in GEO-D.
Business Day” shall mean (a) when used in connection with a Loan, Letter of Credit or payment denominated in U.S. dollars, any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or any day on which banks in Charlotte, Houston and New York City are authorized or required by law to close; provided, however, that when used in connection with a Eurocurrency Loan, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in deposits in U.S. dollars in the London interbank market and (b) when used in connection with a Letter of Credit or payment denominated in an Alternative Currency, any day on which banks are open for foreign exchange business in the principal financial center of the country of such Alternate Currency and on which the relevant office of the Applicable Issuing Bank is not authorized or required by law to close.
Calculation Date” shall mean (a) the first Business Day of each month, and (b) the Business Day on which a Borrowing Base Certificate is delivered to the Administrative Agent, and (c) the Business Day preceding the issuance, amendment, extension or renewal of each Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency; provided, however, that none of the foregoing shall constitute a Calculation Date unless at the time thereof (or after giving effect to
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any Letter of Credit then being requested) Letters of Credit denominated in Alternative Currencies are outstanding.
Capital Lease Obligations” of any person shall mean 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 capital leases on a balance sheet of such person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that any lease that was treated as an operating lease under GAAP at the time it was entered into that later becomes a capital lease as a result of a change in GAAP during the life of such lease, including any renewals, shall be treated as an operating lease for all purposes under this Agreement.
Cash Balance” shall mean, as of any date of determination, an amount equal to (a) the aggregate amount of cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities, treasury bonds and bills, certificates of deposit, investments in money market funds and commercial paper, in each case, held or owned by (whether directly or indirectly), credited to the account of, or otherwise reflected as an asset on the balance sheet of, the Loan Parties minus (b) without duplication, the sum of (i) checks issued, wires initiated and ACH transfers initiated, and checks, wires and ACH transfers which are reasonably expected to be initiated within 5 Business Days, in each case, to non-affiliate third parties or Affiliates (but not Subsidiaries) on account of transactions not prohibited under this Agreement, plus (ii) cash or cash equivalents of the Loan Parties constituting purchase price deposits held in escrow pursuant to a binding and enforceable purchase and sale agreement with a third party containing customary provisions regarding the payment and refunding of such deposits and held for no longer than 5 Business Days, plus (iii) cash or cash equivalents of the Loan Parties held in accounts designated solely for (A) payroll, employee benefits or tax obligations of the Loan Parties, (B) fiduciary accounts held solely for the benefit of a Person other than a Loan Party, and (C) escrow accounts held solely for the benefit of a Person other than a Loan Party.
Cash Balance Sweep Date” shall mean the first Business Day of each calendar week.
Cash Balance Sweep Limit” shall mean $45,000,000.
Cash Balance Borrowing Limit” shall mean $35,000,000.
Cash Collateralize” shall mean to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of one or more of the Issuing Banks or Lenders, as collateral for the L/C Exposure or obligations of Lenders to fund participations in respect of L/C Exposure, cash or deposit account balances or, if the Administrative Agent and each Applicable Issuing Bank shall agree in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and each Applicable Issuing Bank. “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.
Change in Control” shall mean (a) the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any person or group (within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the date hereof) of Equity Interests representing more than 35% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the
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issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the Borrower or (b) occupation of a majority of the seats (other than vacant seats) on the board of directors of the Borrower by persons who were neither (i) nominated by the board of directors of the Borrower nor (ii) appointed by the directors so nominated.
Change in Law” shall mean the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided, that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives 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, implemented or issued.
Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.
Collateral” shall mean all “Collateral” as defined in any Security Document.
Commitment” shall mean, with respect to each Lender, the commitment of such Lender to (a) make Revolving Credit Loans hereunder, (b) purchase participations in the L/C Exposure 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 under the caption “Commitment”, or in the Assignment and Acceptance pursuant to which such Lender assumed its Commitment, as applicable, as the same may be (i) reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.09, (ii) increased pursuant to Section 2.24 or (iii) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04. The Total Commitment as of the Omnibus Amendment Effective Date is $350,000,000200,000,000.
Commitment Fees” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(a).
Commitment Increase” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.24(a).
Commodity Exchange Act” shall mean the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. Section 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.
Compliance Certificate” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.04(c).
Confidential Information Memorandum” shall mean the Confidential Information Memorandum of the Borrower dated January 2018.
Connection Income Taxes” shall mean Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.
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Consolidated EBITDA” shall mean for any person and for any period, EBITDA of such person and its Subsidiaries for such period, all determined on a consolidated basis.
Consolidated Interest Expense” shall mean, for the Borrower and the Subsidiaries for any period, the sum of (a) the interest expense (including imputed interest expense in respect of Capital Lease Obligations but excluding the amortization of debt discount and debt issuance costs) of such person for such period, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, plus (b) any interest accrued during such period in respect of Indebtedness of such person that is required to be capitalized rather than included in consolidated interest expense for such period in accordance with GAAP. For purposes of the foregoing, interest expense shall be determined after giving effect to any net payments made or received by such person with respect to interest rate Hedging Agreements.
Consolidated Net Income” shall mean, for any person for any period, the net income or loss of such person for such period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that there shall be excluded (a) the income of any Subsidiary of such person to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Subsidiary of that income is not at the time permitted by operation of the terms of its charter or any agreement, instrument, judgment, decree, statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to such Subsidiary, (b) the income of any person in which any other person (other than such person or a wholly owned Subsidiary thereof or any director holding qualifying shares in accordance with applicable law) has a joint interest, except to the extent of the amount of dividends or other distributions actually paid to such person or a wholly owned Subsidiary thereof by such person during such period, and (c) any gains or losses attributable to sales of assets out of the ordinary course of business. “Consolidated Net Worth” shall mean, at any time, the net worth or total shareholders’ equity of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis determined in accordance with GAAP.
Control” shall mean 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 ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise, and the terms “Controlling” and “Controlled” shall have meanings correlative thereto.
Convert,” “Conversion,” and “Converted” each refers to a conversion of Loans of one Type into Loans of another Type pursuant to Section 2.10.
Convertible Indebtedness” shall mean Indebtedness of the Borrower that is either (a) convertible into common stock of the Borrower (and cash in lieu of fractional shares) and/or cash in an amount determined by reference to the price of such common stock or (b) sold as units with call options, warrants or rights to purchase (or substantially equivalent derivative transactions) that in each case are exercisable for common stock of the Borrower and/or cash in an amount determined by reference to the price of such common stock. For the avoidance of doubt, Convertible Indebtedness includes the 2018 Notes.
Covered Party” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.24.
Credit Event” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 4.01.
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Default” shall mean any event or condition which upon notice, lapse of time or both would constitute an Event of Default.
Defaulting Lender” shall mean, subject to Section 2.23(d), any Lender that:
(a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two (2) Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank, and Swing Line Lender of any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans) within two (2) Business Days of the date when due;
(b) has notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any Issuing Bank or Swing Line Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied);
(c) has failed, within three (3) Business Days after request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower that it will comply with its funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower); or
(d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Insolvency Law, or (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity; or, or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action;
(e) has become the subject of a Bail-In Action;
provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.23(b)) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Borrower, each Issuing Bank, each Swing Line Lender and each Lender.
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dollars”, “U.S. dollars”, or “$” shall mean lawful money of the United States of America.
Domestic Subsidiaries” shall mean all Subsidiaries incorporated or organized under the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, other than any such Subsidiary that is a direct or indirect subsidiary of a Foreign Subsidiary.
Early Opt-in Election” shall mean, with respect to any then-current Benchmark, the occurrence of: (a) (i) a determination by the Administrative Agent or (ii) a notification by the Required Lenders to the Administrative Agent (with a copy to the Borrower) that the Required Lenders have determined that syndicated credit facilities being executed at such time, or that include language similar to that contained in Section 2.25 are being executed or amended, as applicable, to incorporate or adopt a new benchmark interest rate to replace such Benchmark, and (b) (i) the election by the Administrative Agent or (ii) the election by the Required Lenders to declare that an Early Opt-in Election with respect to such Benchmark has occurred and the provision, as applicable, by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Borrower and the Lenders or by the Required Lenders of written notice of such election to the Administrative Agent.
EBITDA” shall mean, for any person for any period, (a) Consolidated Net Income of such person for such period; plus (b) without duplication and to the extent deducted in determining such Consolidated Net Income, the sum of (i) Consolidated Interest Expense for such period, (ii) consolidated income tax expense for such period, (iii) all amounts attributable to depreciation and amortization for such period, (iv) any noncash charges (including share-based compensation) or extraordinary losses for such period, (v) unamortized debt issuance costs, (vi) loss on extinguishment of Indebtedness, (vii) the non-recurring transaction costs incurred by such person associated with the Brazos Acquisition incurred prior to the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000,000, (viii) the non-recurring transaction costs incurred by such person associated with the Project F Acquisition incurred prior to the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date in an aggregate amount not to exceed $3,000,000, and (ix) non-recurring transaction costs associated with any acquisition in an aggregate amount not to exceed (A) $5,000,000 for any such acquisition or (B) $10,000,000 for any four-fiscal quarter period, and (viii) the actual and realized severance and restructuring costs incurred during the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2020 in an aggregate amount not to exceed $7,500,000; minus (c) without duplication (i) all cash payments made during such period on account of reserves, restructuring charges and other noncash charges added to Consolidated Net Income pursuant to clause (b)(iv) above in a previous period and (ii) to the extent included in determining such Consolidated Net Income, any extraordinary gains and all noncash items of income for such period, all determined for such person on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that, clause (ixvii) above shall not apply in calculating the Consolidated EBITDA of GEO-D or the Consolidated EBITDA of Project F.
EEA Financial Institution” shall mean (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.
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EEA Member Country” shall mean any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
EEA Resolution Authority” shall mean 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” shall mean January 30, 2018.
Eligible Assignee” shall mean (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender, (c) an Approved Fund, and (d) any other person (other than a natural person).
Eligible Inventory” shall mean, on a consolidated basis and without duplication, Inventory owned by the Borrower or any Subsidiary as reflected on its books as of the applicable month end in accordance with GAAP and as set forth in the most recently delivered consolidated financial statements of the Borrower.
Eligible Receivables” shall mean, on a consolidated basis and without duplication, all Receivables of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, in each case reflected on its books as of the applicable month end in accordance with GAAP and as set forth in the most recently delivered consolidated financial statements of the Borrower but excluding Receivables due from any Person that is, or whose government is, the subject of Sanctions.
Environmental Laws” shall mean all former, current and future federal, state, provincial, local and foreign laws (including common law), treaties, regulations, rules, ordinances, codes, decrees, judgments, directives, orders (including consent orders), and agreements in each case, relating to protection of the environment, natural resources, human health and safety or the presence, Release of, or exposure to, Hazardous Materials, or the generation, manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, transport, recycling or handling of, or the arrangement for such activities with respect to, Hazardous Materials.
Environmental Liability” shall mean all liabilities, obligations, damages, losses, claims, actions, suits, judgments, orders, fines, penalties, fees, expenses and costs (including administrative oversight costs, natural resource damages and remediation costs), whether contingent or otherwise, arising out of or relating to (a) compliance or noncompliance with any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the Release of any Hazardous Materials or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
Equity Interests” shall mean shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity interests in any person, or any obligations convertible into or exchangeable for, or giving any person a right, option or warrant to acquire such equity interests or such convertible or exchangeable obligations.
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Equity Issuance” shall mean any issuance of common equity securities or any other common Equity Interests by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries other than equity securities issued (i) to the Borrower or one of its Subsidiaries, and (ii) pursuant to employee or director and officer stock option plans in the ordinary course of business.
Equity Issuance Proceeds” shall mean, with respect to any Equity Issuance, all cash and cash equivalent investments received by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries from such Equity Issuance (other than from any other Loan Party) after payment of, or provision for, all underwriter fees and expenses, SEC and blue sky fees, printing costs, fees and expenses of accountants, lawyers and other professional advisors, brokerage commissions and other out-of-pocket fees and expenses actually incurred in connection with such Equity Issuance.
ERISA” shall mean the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as the same may be amended from time to time, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
ERISA Affiliate” shall mean any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with the Borrower, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code, or solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.
ERISA Event” shall mean (a) any “reportable event”, as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived); (b) the failure of any Plan to satisfy the Pension Funding Rules; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) the incurrence by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan or the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (e) the receipt by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to the intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; (f) the receipt by the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any notice, concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent or in reorganization, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA; (g) the occurrence of a “prohibited transaction” with respect to which the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries is a “disqualified person” (within the meaning of Section 4975 of the Code) or with respect to which the Borrower or any such Subsidiary could otherwise be liable; or (h) any other event or condition with respect to a Plan or Multiemployer Plan that could result in liability of the Borrower or any Subsidiary.
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” shall mean the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.
Eurocurrency”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate.
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Event of Default” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Article VII.
Exchange Rate” shall mean, on any day, for purposes of determining the U.S. Dollar Equivalent, the rate at which the applicable Alternative Currency may be exchanged into U.S. dollars, as set forth at approximately 12:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on such day on the applicable Bloomberg Currency Page. In the event that such rate does not appear on such Bloomberg Currency Page, the Exchange Rate shall be determined by reference to such other publicly available service for displaying exchange rates as may be agreed upon by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, or, in the absence of such agreement, such Exchange Rate shall instead be the arithmetic average of the spot rates of exchange of the Administrative Agent in the market where its foreign currency exchange operations in respect of U.S. dollars are then being conducted, at or about 12:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on such day for the purchase of U.S. dollars or Alternative Currencies, as the case may be, for delivery two Business Days later; provided that if at the time of any such determination, for any reason, no such spot rate is being quoted, the Administrative Agent may use any method it deems commercially reasonable and appropriate to determine such rate, and such determination shall be presumed correct absent manifest error.
Excluded Swap Obligation” shall mean, with respect to any Loan Party, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guarantee of such Loan Party of, or the grant by such Loan Party 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 Loan Party’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 Loan Party 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” shall mean any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof), or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 2.20) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.19, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.19(g) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.
Existing Credit Agreement” shall have the meaning assigned in the Recitals hereto.
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Exiting Lenders” shall have the meanings assigned in Section 9.249.26.
Facility” shall mean, collectively, the revolving credit facility, the swingline subfacility and the letter of credit subfacility described herein.
FATCA” shall mean Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and any intergovernmental agreements (or related legislation or official administrative rules or practices) implementing the foregoing.
FCPA” shall mean the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977.
Federal Funds Effective Ratemeansshall mean, for any day, the greater of (a) the rate calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York based on such day’s Federal funds transactions by depositary institutions (as determined in such manner as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shall set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as the Federal funds effective rate and (b) 0%.
Fee Letter” shall mean (a) the amended and restated engagement letter agreement dated January 3026, 2018 betweenamong the Borrower and, the Administrative Agent, and the Lead Arranger and (b) the engagement letter dated as of June 3, 2020 among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lead Arranger.
Fees” shall mean, collectively, the Commitment Fees, the Administrative Agent Fees, the L/C Participation Fees and the Issuing Bank Fees.
Field Exam” shall mean a field inspection of the books, records, and asset value of the Receivables and Inventory of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, including an audit, verification, and inspection of the Receivables and Inventory of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, in any event, conducted by the Administrative Agent or any other person selected by the Administrative Agent.
Financial Covenant Suspension Period” shall mean the period commencing on July 1, 2020 and continuing until the date the Borrower has delivered its financial statements and Compliance Certificate to the Administrative Agent for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2021 as required under Section 5.04 of this Agreement.
Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit” shall mean an amount equal to 85% of the lesser of (a) the Borrowing Base in effect at such time, and (b) the aggregate Commitments.
Financial Officer” of any person shall mean the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer or controller of such person.
Foreign Lender” shall mean any Lender that is resident or organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Borrower is resident for tax purposes. For purposes of
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this definition, the United States of America, each State thereof and the District of Columbia shall be deemed to constitute a single jurisdiction.
Foreign Subsidiary” shall mean any Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.
Fronting Exposure” shall mean, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender, (a) with respect to any Issuing Bank, such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Percentage of the outstanding L/C Exposure with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank other than L/C Exposure as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof, and (b) with respect to any Swing Line Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Percentage of outstanding Swing Line Loans made by such Swing Line Lender other than Swing Line Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Lenders.
FSHCO” shall mean any Subsidiary that is a disregarded entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes substantially all of the assets of which consist of, directly or indirectly, equity interests in or Indebtedness of Foreign Subsidiaries.
Fund” shall mean 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” shall mean United States generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis.
“GEO-D” shall mean GEODynamics, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
Governmental Authority” shall mean the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state, provincial 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).
Granting Lender” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(g).
Guarantee” of or by any person shall mean any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness of any other person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such person, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment of such Indebtedness, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness of the payment of such Indebtedness or, (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness, 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
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anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing person in good faith. The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning; provided, however, that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business.
Guarantee Agreement” shall mean the Amended and Restated Guarantee Agreement, substantially in the form of Exhibit G, among the Loan Parties and the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.
Guarantors” shall mean each Subsidiary of the Borrower listed on Schedule 1.01(b), and each other Subsidiary that is or becomes a party to the Guarantee Agreement.
Hazardous Materials” shall mean (a) any petroleum products or byproducts and all other hydrocarbons, coal ash, radon gas, asbestos, urea formaldehyde foam insulation, polychlorinated biphenyls, chlorofluorocarbons and all other ozone-depleting substances and (b) any chemical, material, substance or waste that is prohibited, limited or regulated by or pursuant to any Environmental Law.
Hedging Agreement” shall mean any interest rate protection agreement, foreign currency exchange agreement, commodity price protection agreement or other interest or currency exchange rate or commodity price hedging arrangement.
Increase Date” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.24(b).
Increasing Lender” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.24(a).
Indebtedness” of any person shall mean, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such person upon which interest charges are customarily paid (excluding trade accounts payable and accrued obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business), (d) all obligations of such person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property or assets purchased by such person, (e) all obligations of such person issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding trade accounts payable and accrued obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business), (f) all Indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property owned or acquired by such person, whether or not the obligations secured thereby have been assumed (provided that, for purposes hereof, the amount thereof shall be limited to the lesser of (i) the amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) the fair market value of such property), (g) all Guarantees by such person of Indebtedness of others, (h) all Capital Lease Obligations of such person, (i) all obligations of such person as an account party in respect of letters of credit and (j) all obligations of such person in respect of bankers’ acceptances. The Indebtedness of any person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership in which such person is a general partner, except to the extent that, by its terms, such Indebtedness is nonrecourse to such person.
Indemnified Taxes” shall mean (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower or any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in (a), Other Taxes.
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Insolvency Law” shall mean the Bankruptcy Code of the United States of America, 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.
Interest Coverage Ratio” shall mean, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, the ratio of (a) Adjusted EBITDA Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower for the four-fiscal quarter period then ended to (b) Consolidated Interest Expense for the applicable period. Solely for purposes of this definition, if, at any time the Interest Coverage Ratio is being determined, the Borrower or any Subsidiary shall have completed a Permitted Acquisition or Asset Sale the consideration of which is greater than $25,000,000 (including the Brazos Acquisition), in each case since the beginning of the relevant period, the Interest Coverage Ratio shall be determined on a pro forma basis (using the criteria therefor described in Section 6.04(i)) for such Permitted Acquisition or Asset Sale and any related incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness had occurred at the beginning of such period.
Interest Payment Date” shall mean (a) with respect to any ABR Loan or Swing Line Loan, the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, and the earlier of the Maturity Date and the date on which the applicable Commitment shall expire or be terminated as provided herein, and (b) with respect to any Eurocurrency Loan, the last day of the Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of which such Loan is a part and the earlier of the Maturity Date and the date on which the applicable Commitment shall expire or be terminated as provided herein, and in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing with an Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day that would have been an Interest Payment Date had successive Interest Periods of three months’ duration been applicable to such Borrowing.
Interest Period” shall mean, with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day (or, if there is no numerically corresponding day, on the last day) in the calendar month that is 1, 3 or 6 months thereafter, or, if consented to by all Lenders (which consent may be delivered to the Administrative Agent either verbally or in writing; provided that each Lender shall be deemed to consent to such Interest Period duration unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent at least one Business Day prior to the requested date of such Eurocurrency Borrowing), 12 months or a shorter period thereafter, as the Borrower may elect; provided, however, that if any Interest Period would end on a day other than a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such next succeeding Business Day would fall in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day. Interest shall accrue from and including the first day of an Interest Period to but excluding the last day of such Interest Period. 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.
Interpolated Rate” shall mean, at any time, the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) to be equal to the rate that results from interpolating on a linear basis between: (a) the rate as displayed on the applicable Reuters page (or on any successor or substitute page or service providing quotations of interest rates applicable to dollar deposits in the London interbank
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market comparable to those currently provided on such page, as determined by the Administrative Agent from time to time; in each case the “Screen Rate”) for the longest period (for which that Screen Rate is available) that is shorter than the Interest Period and (b) the Screen Rate for the shortest period (for which that Screen Rate is available) that exceeds the Interest Period, in each case, at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period.
Inventory” of any person shall mean all inventory (as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code) owned by such person, wherever located and whether or not in transit, which, in the case of finished goods, is held for sale.
IRS” shall mean the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Issuing Bank” shall mean, as the context may require, (a) Wells Fargo, with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it, (b) JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it, (c) Capital One, N.A., with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it, (d) with respect to each Rolled Letter of Credit, the Lender that issued such Rolled Letter of Credit, (e) any other Lender that may become an Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.21(j) or (l) with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Lender, or (f) collectively, all the foregoing. Any Issuing Bank may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by Affiliates of such Issuing Bank, in which case the term “Issuing Bank” shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate.
Issuing Bank Fees” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(c).
L/C Commitment” shall mean the commitment of each Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.21.
L/C Disbursement” shall mean a payment or disbursement made by an Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit.
L/C Exposure” shall mean at any time the sum of (a) the U.S. Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time plus (b) the U.S. Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate principal amount of all L/C Disbursements in respect of Letters of Credit that have not yet been reimbursed at such time. The L/C Exposure of any Lender at any time shall mean its Pro Rata Percentage of the aggregate L/C Exposure at such time.
Lead Arranger” shall mean Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, in such capacity, together with its designated affiliates.
L/C Participation Fee” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(c).
Lead Arranger” shall mean Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, in such capacity, together with its designated affiliates.
Lenders” shall mean (a) the persons listed on Schedule 2.01 (other than any such person that has ceased to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Acceptance or pursuant to Section 2.23), (b) any person that has become a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Acceptance and (c) the Swing Line Lenders.
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Letter of Credit” shall mean any letter of credit issued (or, in the case of a Rolled Letter of Credit, deemed issued) pursuant to Section 2.21.
Letter of Credit Application” shall mean an application and agreement for the issuance, amendment or extension of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by an Issuing Bank.
Letter of Credit Documents” shall mean, with respect to any Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit, the related Letter of Credit Application and any agreements, documents, and instruments entered into in connection with or relating to such Letter of Credit.
Leverage Ratio” shall mean, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, the ratio of (a) Total Net Funded Debt on such date to (b) Adjusted EBITDA as of such dateConsolidated EBITDA of the Borrower for the four-fiscal quarter period then ended. Solely for purposes of this definition, if, at any time the Leverage Ratio is being determined, the Borrower or any Subsidiary shall have completed a Permitted Acquisition or Asset Sale the consideration of which is greater than $25,000,000 (including the Brazos Acquisition), in each case since the beginning of the relevant four fiscal quarter period, the Leverage Ratio shall be determined on a pro forma basis (using the criteria therefor described in Section 6.04(i)) as if such Permitted Acquisition or Asset Sale, and any related incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, had occurred at the beginning of such period.
LIBO Rate” shall mean, subject to the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement in accordance with Section 2.25, with respect to any Eurocurrency Loan for any Interest Period, the greater of (a) the rate appearing on the applicable Reuters page (or on any successor or substitute page or service providing quotations of interest rates applicable to dollar deposits in the London interbank market comparable to those currently provided on such page, as determined by the Administrative Agent from time to time) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, as the rate for dollar deposits with a maturity comparable to such Interest Period; provided that (i) if such rate is not available at such time for any reason, then the “LIBO Rate” with respect to such Eurocurrency Loan for such Interest Period shall be the Interpolated Rate, and (ii) if the Interpolated Rate is not available, the “LIBO Rate” with respect to such Eurocurrency Loan for such Interest Period shall be the offered quotation rate to first class banks in the London interbank market by the person that is the Administrative Agent for deposits (for delivery on the first day of the relevant period) in dollars of amounts in same day funds comparable to the principal amount of the applicable Loan of such person, in its capacity as a Lender (or, if it is not a Lender of such Loan, in such amount determined by the Administrative Agent) for which the LIBO Rate is then being determined with maturities comparable to such Interest Period at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period and (b) 0%. Unless otherwise specified in any amendment to this Agreement entered into in accordance with Section 2.25, in the event that a Benchmark Replacement with respect to LIBO Rate is implemented then all references herein to LIBO Rate shall be deemed references to such Benchmark Replacement.
Lien” shall mean, with respect to any asset, (a) any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, encumbrance, charge, hypothec or security interest in or on such asset and (b) the interest of a vendor or a lessor under any conditional sale agreement, capital lease or title retention agreement
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(or any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing) relating to such asset.
Liquidity” shall mean, as of any date of determination, (a) the amount that the Borrower is entitled to borrow as Revolving Credit Loans hereunder (after giving effect to the outstanding principal amount of Revolving Credit Loans, Swing Line Loans and the L/C Exposure) plus (b) the amount of unrestricted cash (determined in accordance with GAAP) and Permitted Investments of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries.
Loan Documents” shall mean, collectively, this Agreement, any Notes, if any, issued pursuant to Section 2.04(g), the Guarantee Agreement, the Security Documents, the Letter of Credit Documents, the Fee Letter and each other certificate, agreement, instrument or other document executed and delivered, in each case, by or on behalf of any Loan Party pursuant to the foregoing; provided, however, that for purposes of Section 9.08, “Loan Documents” shall mean this Agreement, the Guarantee Agreement and the Security Documents.
Loan Parties” shall mean the Borrower and the Guarantors.
Loans” shall mean, collectively, the Revolving Credit Loans and the Swing Line Loans.
Margin Stock” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Regulation U.
Material Adverse Effect” shall mean (a) a materially adverse effect on the business, assets, operations or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (b) material impairment of the ability of the Borrower or any other Loan Party to perform any of its obligations under any Loan Document to which it is or will be a party or (c) material impairment of the rights of or benefits available to the Lenders and the Administrative Agent under any Loan Document.
Material Indebtedness” shall mean Indebtedness (other than the Loans and Letters of Credit), or obligations in respect of one or more Hedging Agreements, of any one or more of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $25,000,000. For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the “principal amount” of the obligations of the Borrower or any Subsidiary in respect of any Hedging Agreement at any time shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that the Borrower or such Subsidiary would be required to pay if such Hedging Agreement were terminated at such time.
Material Subsidiary” shall mean any Subsidiary of the Borrower that has either (a) net tangible assets (excluding assets that are eliminated in the calculation of consolidated net tangible assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries) that constitute more than 5% of the consolidated net tangible assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries or (b) EBITDA greater than 5% of Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower (with such consolidated net tangible assets, EBITDA and Consolidated EBITDA calculated as of the most recent date for which financial statements required to be delivered pursuant to Sections 5.04(a) or (b) are available); provided that if (i) the combined net tangible assets of the Subsidiaries that are not considered to be Material Subsidiaries (referred to herein as the “Immaterial Subsidiaries”) exceeds 15% of consolidated net tangible assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, or (ii) the combined EBITDA of the Immaterial Subsidiaries exceeds 15% of Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower, then one or more of such Immaterial Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be Material Subsidiaries in
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descending order based on the respective percentage of consolidated net tangible assets or percentage of Consolidated EBITDA of the Borrower until such excess shall have been eliminated. Each Material Subsidiary listed on Schedule 1.01(b) is a Guarantor as of the Omnibus Amendment Effective Date.
Maturity Date” shall mean January 30, 2022.
Moody’s” shall mean Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto which is a nationally recognized statistical rating organization.
Multiemployer Plan” shall mean a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.
Net Cash Proceeds” shall mean, with respect to any issuance or incurrence of Indebtedness, the cash proceedsAsset Sale, all cash and cash equivalents received from such issuance or incurrence, net of attorneys’ fees, investment banking fees, accountants’ fees, underwriting discounts and commissions and other customaryAsset Sale less the sum of (a) all income taxes and other taxes assessed by a Governmental Authority as a result of such Asset Sale, (b) all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket fees and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith.with such Asset Sale, (c) the principal amount of, premium, if any, and interest on any Indebtedness (other than Obligations) secured by a Lien on the asset (or a portion thereof) disposed of, which Indebtedness is required to be repaid in connection with such Asset Sale and any amounts paid in respect of early settlements of Hedging Agreements related to such repayment and (d) all reasonable amounts that are set aside as a reserve (A) for any liabilities associated with such Asset Sale, to the extent such reserve is required by GAAP or as otherwise required pursuant to the documentation with respect to such Asset Sale, (B) for the payment of unassumed liabilities relating to the assets sold or otherwise disposed of at the time of, or within 30 days after, the date of such sale or other disposition and (C) for the payment of indemnification obligations; provided that, to the extent and at the time any such amounts are released from such reserve and received by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, such amounts shall constitute Net Cash Proceeds.
Non-Defaulting Lender” shall mean, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
Obligations” shall mean all obligations defined as “Obligations” in the Guarantee Agreement and the Security Documents. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, “Obligations” shall not include the Excluded Swap Obligations.
OFAC” shall mean the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Omnibus Amendment Effective Date” shall mean June 17, 2020.
Orem Road Note” shall mean the Promissory Note, dated as of April, 2008, among Orem Development, LLC in favor of American Investors Life Insurance Company, Inc. in an original aggregate principal amount of $7,165,117.70.
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Other Connection Taxes” shall mean, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).
Other Taxes” shall mean any and all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.20).
Participant” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(d).
Participant Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(d).
PBGC” shall mean the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA.
Pension Act” shall mean the Pension Protection Act of 2006.
Pension Funding Rules” shall mean the rules of the Code and ERISA regarding minimum required contributions (including any installment payment thereof) to Plans and set forth in, with respect to plan years ending prior to the effective date of the Pension Act, Section 412 of the Code and Section 302 of ERISA, each as in effect prior to the Pension Act and, thereafter, Section 412, 430, 431, 432 and 436 of the Code and Sections 302, 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA.
Permitted Acquisition” shall mean (a) the Brazos Acquisition and (b) any acquisition of an Acquired Entity meeting all the criteria of Section 6.04(i).
Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction” shall mean any call or capped call option (or substantially equivalent derivative transaction), on the Borrower’s common stock purchased by the Borrower in connection with the issuance of any Convertible Indebtedness permitted under this Agreement; provided that the purchase price for such Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, less the proceeds received by the Borrower from the sale of any related Permitted Warrant Transaction, does not exceed the net proceeds received by the Borrower from the sale of such Convertible Indebtedness issued in connection with the Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction.
Permitted Investments” shall mean:
(a) direct obligations of, or obligations the principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia or any other country that is a signatory to the Convention on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (or by any agency, state, province or territory thereof to the extent such obligations are backed by the full faith and credit of such country or applicable state, province or territory), in each case maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof;
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(b) investments in commercial paper maturing within 270 days from the date of acquisition thereof and having, at such date of acquisition, the highest credit rating obtainable from S&P or Moody’s;
(c) investments in certificates of deposit, banker’s acceptances and time deposits maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof issued or guaranteed by or placed with, and money market and other deposit accounts issued or offered by, any domestic office of any Lender or any commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom or Australia or any state, province of territory thereof, that has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $500,000,000 (or, in the case of any bank that is a Lender, $200,000,000);
(d) fully collateralized repurchase agreements with a term of not more than 30 days for securities described in clause (a) above and entered into with a financial institution satisfying the criteria of clause (c) above; and
(e) other short-term investments utilized by Foreign Subsidiaries in accordance with normal investment practices for cash management in investments of a type analogous to the foregoing.
Permitted Liens” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.02.
Permitted Warrant Transaction” shall mean any call option, warrant or right to purchase (or substantively equivalent derivative transaction) on the Borrower’s common stock sold by the Borrower substantially concurrently with any purchase by the Borrower of a related Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction.
personor “Person shall mean any natural person, corporation, business trust, joint venture, association, company, limited liability company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.
Plan” shall mean any employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code, and in respect of which the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate is (or, if such plan were terminated, would under Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.
Platform” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.04.
Pledge Agreement” shall mean the Amended and Restated Pledge Agreement, substantially in the form of Exhibit E, among the Borrower, the Subsidiaries party thereto and the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.
Prime Rate” shall mean the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by Wells Fargo as its prime rate in effect at its principal office in San Francisco; each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective on the date such change is publicly announced as being effective. If the Prime Rate as of any determination shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed zero for purposes of such determination.
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Pro Rata Percentage” shall mean, with respect to any Lender, the percentage of the Total Commitment represented by such Lender’s Commitment. If the Commitments have terminated or expired, the Pro Rata Percentages of the Lenders shall be determined based upon the Total Commitment most recently in effect, giving effect to any assignments.
Project F” shall mean the entity previously disclosed to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower as “Project F”.
Project F Acquisition” shall mean the acquisition by the Borrower, directly or indirectly, of all the Equity Interests in or substantially all of the assets of Project F.
PTE” shall mean a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, as any such exemption may be amended from time to time.
Public Lender” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.04.
QFC Credit Support” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.24.
Qualified ECP Guarantor” shall mean, 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.
Receivables” of any person shall mean, at any date of determination thereof, the unpaid portion of the obligation, owing to such person in respect of goods sold or services rendered by such person.
Recipient” shall mean (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender (c) any Issuing Bank, and (d) the Swing Line Lender, as applicable.
Register” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c).
Regulation T” shall mean Regulation T of the Board as from time to time in effect and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.
Regulation U” shall mean Regulation U of the Board as from time to time in effect and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.
Regulation X” shall mean Regulation X of the Board as from time to time in effect and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.
Related Parties” shall mean, with respect to any specified person, such person’s Affiliates and the respective partners, directors, officers, employees, agents and advisors of such person and such person’s Affiliates.
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Release” shall mean any release, spill, emission, leaking, dumping, injection, pouring, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, leaching or migration into or through the environment or within or upon any building, structure, facility or fixture.
Relevant Governmental Body” shall mean, with respect to any given Benchmark, (a) the central bank for the currency applicable to such Benchmark or any central bank or other supervisor that is responsible for supervising either (i) such Benchmark or (ii) the administrator of such Benchmark or (b) any working group or committee officially endorsed or convened by (i) the central bank for the currency applicable to such Benchmark, (ii) any central bank or other supervisor that is responsible for supervising either (A) such Benchmark or (B) the administrator of such Benchmark, (iii) a group of those central banks or other supervisors or (iv) the Financial Stability Board or any part thereof.
Required Lenders” shall mean, at any time, Lenders having Revolving Credit Loans, a share of the L/C Exposure and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of all Revolving Credit Loans outstanding, the L/C Exposure and unused Commitments at such time.
Reset Date” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 1.05.
Resolution Authority” shall mean an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.
Responsible Officer” of any person shall mean any executive officer or Financial Officer of such person and any other officer or similar official thereof responsible for the administration of the obligations of such person in respect of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
Restricted Indebtedness” shall mean Subordinated Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, the payment, prepayment, repurchase or defeasance of which is restricted under Section 6.09(b).
Restricted Payment” shall mean any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interests in the Borrower or any Subsidiary, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any Equity Interests in the Borrower or any Subsidiary or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such Equity Interests in the Borrower or any Subsidiary.
Revolving Borrowing” shall mean a group of Revolving Credit Loans of a single Type made, converted or continued by the Lenders on a single date and, in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect.
Revolving Credit Exposure” shall mean, with respect to any Lender at any time, the aggregate principal amount at such time of all outstanding Revolving Credit Loans of such Lender, plus the U.S. Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate amount at such time of such Lender’s Pro Rata Percentage of the L/C Exposure plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Percentage of the outstanding amount all Swing Line Loans.
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Revolving Credit Loans” shall mean the Loans made by the Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(a). Each Revolving Credit Loan shall be an ABR Loan or a Eurocurrency Loan.
Rolled Letter of Credit” shall mean each Letter of Credit previously issued by Wells Fargo for the account of GEO-D or any of its Subsidiaries under the credit facility provided by Wells Fargo in favor of GEO-D.
Sanctions” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.23.
Screen Rate” shall have the meaning given to such term in the definition of Interpolated Rate.
SEC” shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission, and any successor entity.
Secured Parties” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.
Security Agreement” shall mean the Amended and Restated Security Agreement, substantially in the form of Exhibit F, among the Borrower, the Subsidiaries party thereto and the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.
Security Documents” shall mean the Security Agreement, the Pledge Agreement, and each other Security Document to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary is a party and that purports to grant a Lien in the assets of any such person in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties, including each of the security agreements, mortgages and other instruments and documents executed and delivered pursuant to any of the foregoing or pursuant to Section 5.09.
Seller Note” shall mean that certain promissory note dated as of January 12, 2018 issued by GD Development Corporation, a Delaware corporation, in favor of GEODynamics B.V. in the original principal amount of $25,000,000.
Senior Debt” shall mean as of a given date, the sum of (a) the amount of all Loans and drawn but unreimbursed Letters of Credit outstanding plus (b) the aggregate outstanding principal amount owed by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in respect of the Seller Note, plus (c) the aggregate outstanding principal amount owed by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in respect of the Orem Road Note, plus (d) the aggregate amount of capital leases appearing on the consolidated financial statements of the Borrower as liabilities under GAAP plus (e) deferred purchase price Indebtedness of the type described in clause (e) of the definition of such term, but with respect to this clause (e), only to the extent such Indebtedness (i) has scheduled maturity that is earlier than the Maturity Date and (ii) is a liability under GAAP.
Senior Leverage Ratio” shall mean, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, the ratio of (a) Senior Debt on such date to (b) Adjusted EBITDA as of such dateConsolidated EBITDA of the Borrower for the four-fiscal quarter period then ended. Solely for purposes of this definition, if, at any time the Senior Leverage Ratio is being determined, the Borrower or any Subsidiary shall have completed a Permitted Acquisition or Asset Sale the consideration of which is greater than $25,000,000 (including the Brazos Acquisition), in each case since the beginning of the relevant four fiscal quarter period, the Senior Leverage Ratio shall be determined on a pro forma
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basis (using the criteria therefor described in Section 6.04(i)) as if such Permitted Acquisition or Asset Sale, and any related incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, had occurred at the beginning of such period.
Solvent” shall mean, with respect to any person, (a) the fair value of the assets of such person exceeds its debts and liabilities, contingent or otherwise; (b) the present fair saleable value of the property of such person are greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability associated with its debts and other liabilities, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured; (c) such person is able to pay its debts and liabilities, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and liabilities become absolute and matured; and (d) such person does not have unreasonably small capital with which to conduct its business in which it is engaged as such business is now conducted and is proposed to be conducted following the Effective Date.
S&P” shall mean Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., or any successor thereof which is a nationally recognized statistical rating organization.
SPC” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(g).
Standard Time” shall mean eastern standard time or eastern daylight savings time, as applicable on the relevant date.
Statutory Reserves” shall mean 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 Board for Eurocurrency Liabilities (as defined in Regulation D of the Board). Such reserve percentages shall include those imposed pursuant to such Regulation D. Eurocurrency Loans shall be deemed to constitute Eurocurrency Liabilities 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. Statutory Reserves shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.
Subordinated Indebtedness” shall mean Indebtedness of a Loan Party that is subordinated to the prior payment in full of the Obligations on terms reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
Subject Indebtedness” shall mean Subordinated Indebtedness, the 2018 Notes and Indebtedness incurred in reliance on Section 6.01(e).
subsidiary” shall mean, with respect to any person (herein referred to as the “parent”), any corporation, partnership, association or other business entity of which securities or other ownership interests representing more than 50% of the equity or more than 50% of the ordinary voting power are, at the time any determination is being made, owned, controlled or held by the parent or one or more subsidiaries of the parent or by the parent and one or more subsidiaries of the parent.
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Subsidiary” shall mean any subsidiary of the Borrower.
Supported QFC” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.24.
Swap Obligation” shall mean, with respect to any Loan Party, 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.
Swing Line Borrowing” shall mean a borrowing of a Swing Line Loan pursuant to Section 2.22(a) or, if an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, any transfer of funds pursuant to such AutoBorrow Agreement.
Swing Line Lender” shall mean Wells Fargo in its capacity as provider of Swing Line Loans, or any successor swing line lender hereunder.
Swing Line Loan” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.22(a).
Swing Line Payment Date” shall mean (a) if an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, the earliest to occur of (i) the date required by such AutoBorrow Agreement, (ii) demand is made by the Swing Line Lender and (iii) the Maturity Date, or (b) if an AutoBorrow Agreement is not in effect, the earlier to occur of (i) three (3) Business Days after demand is made by the Swing Line Lender if no Default or Event of Default exists, and otherwise upon demand by the Swing Line Lender and (ii) the Maturity Date.
Swing Line Sublimit” shall mean $30,000,000. The Swing Line Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Total Commitment.
Synthetic Purchase Agreement” shall mean any swap, derivative or other agreement or combination of agreements pursuant to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary is or may become obligated to make (a) any payment in connection with a purchase by any third party from a person other than the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any Equity Interest or Restricted Indebtedness or (b) any payment (other than on account of a permitted purchase by it of any Equity Interest or Restricted Indebtedness) the amount of which is determined by reference to the price or value at any time of any Equity Interest or Restricted Indebtedness; provided that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments only to current or former directors, officers or employees of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries (or to their heirs or estates) shall be deemed to be a Synthetic Purchase Agreement.
Taxes” shall mean any and all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Total Commitment” shall mean, at any time, the aggregate amount of the Commitments, as in effect at such time.
Total Net Funded Debt” at any time shall mean (a) the Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries at such time (excluding (i) Indebtedness of the type described in clause (i) of the definition of such term, except to the extent of any unreimbursed drawings thereunder, and (ii) earn-out or other type of deferred purchase price Indebtedness of the type described in clause (e) of the definition of such term but only to the extent such Indebtedness is not a liability under
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GAAP) minus (b) the amount of unrestricted, unencumbered (other than Liens created under the Loan Documents in favor of the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties and customary bankers’ liens permitted hereunder) cash and cash equivalents in domestic and international deposit accounts or securities accounts held by a Loan Party or any wholly owned Subsidiary of a Loan Party with a Lender or an affiliate of a Lender; provided that, Total Net Funded Debt shall not be less than $0.
Transactions” shall mean, collectively, (a) the entering by the Loan Parties into Loan Documents to which they are to be a party, (b) the issuance of the 2018 Notes, and (c) the payment of the fees and expenses incurred in connection with the consummation of the foregoing.
Type”, when used in respect of any Loan or Borrowing, shall refer to the Rate by reference to which interest on such Loan or on the Loans comprising such Borrowing is determined. For purposes hereof, the term “Rate” shall include the Adjusted LIBO Rate and the Alternate Base Rate.
UK Financial Institution” shall mean any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended form time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person falling within IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.
UK Resolution Authority” shall mean the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.
Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” shall mean, with respect to a given Benchmark Replacement, such Benchmark Replacement excluding the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment for such Benchmark Replacement.
Uniform Commercial Code” shall mean the Uniform Commercial Code as the same may, from time to time, be in effect in the State of New York; provided, however, in the event that, by reason of mandatory provisions of law, any or all of the attachment, perfection or priority of the security interest in any Collateral is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in a jurisdiction other than the State of New York, the term “Uniform Commercial Code” shall mean the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in such other jurisdiction for purposes of the provisions hereof relating to such attachment, perfection or priority and for purposes of definitions related to such provisions.
U.S. Dollar Equivalent” shall mean, on any date of determination, with respect to any amount in an Alternative Currency, the equivalent in U.S. dollars of such amount, determined by the Administrative Agent using the Exchange Rate then in effect.
U.S. Person” shall mean any Person that is a “United States Personperson” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
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U.S. Special Resolution Regimes” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.24.
U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.19(g).
wholly owned Subsidiary” of any person shall mean (a) any subsidiary of such person of which securities (except for directors’ qualifying shares) or other ownership interests representing 100% of the equity or 100% of the ordinary voting power are, at the time any determination is being made, owned, controlled or held by such person or one or more wholly owned subsidiaries of such person or by such person and one or more wholly owned subsidiaries of such person or (b) any subsidiary that is organized in a foreign jurisdiction and is required by the applicable laws and regulations of such foreign jurisdiction to be partially owned by the government of such foreign jurisdiction or individual or corporate citizens of such foreign jurisdiction, provided that such person, directly or indirectly, owns the remaining Equity Interests in such subsidiary and, by contract or otherwise, controls the management and business of such subsidiary and derives economic benefits of ownership of such subsidiary to substantially the same extent as if such subsidiary were a wholly owned subsidiary.
Withdrawal Liability” shall mean liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.
Withholding Agent” shall mean the Borrower, any Loan Party, and the Administrative Agent.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” shall mean, (a) 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., and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.
Section 1.02 Terms Generally. The definitions in Section 1.01 shall apply equally to both 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”; and the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed as having 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. Unless the context requires otherwise (a) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended,
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supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein), (b) any reference herein to any person shall be construed to include such person’s successors and assigns, (c) the words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof, (d) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be deemed references to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement, and (e) any reference to any law or regulation herein shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law or regulation as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature shall be construed in accordance with GAAP, as in effect from time to time; provided, however, that if the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrower wishes to amend any covenant in Article VI or any related definition to eliminate the effect of any change in GAAP occurring after the date of this Agreement on the operation of such covenant (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that the Required Lenders wish to amend Article VI or any related definition for such purpose), then the Borrower’s compliance with such covenant shall be determined on the basis of GAAP in effect immediately before the relevant change in GAAP became effective, until either such notice is withdrawn or such covenant is amended in a manner satisfactory to the Borrower and the Required Lenders. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document, for purposes of calculations made pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, GAAP will be deemed to treat leases that would have been classified as operating leases in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America as in effect on December 31, 2013 in a manner consistent with the treatment of such leases under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America as in effect on December 31, 2013, notwithstanding any modifications or interpretive changes thereto that may occur thereafter. No intention to subordinate the first priority Lien of the Administrative Agent and the Secured Parties pursuant to the Security Documents is to be implied or expressed by the permitted existence of any Permitted Lien.
Section 1.03 [Reserved.]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.
Section 1.04 Classification of Loans and Borrowings. For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Type (e.g., a “Eurocurrency Loan”). Borrowings also may be classified and referred to by Type (e.g., a “Eurocurrency Borrowing”).
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Section 1.05 Exchange Rate Calculations. On each Calculation Date, the Administrative Agent shall (a) determine the Exchange Rate as of such Calculation Date and (b) give notice thereof to the Borrower and to each Lender that shall have requested such information. The Exchange Rates so determined shall become effective on the first Business Day immediately following the relevant Calculation Date (each, a “Reset Date”) and shall remain effective until the next succeeding Reset Date, and shall for all purposes of this Agreement (other than any other provision expressly requiring the use of a current Exchange Rate) be the Exchange Rate employed in converting amounts between U.S. dollars and any other Alternative Currency.
Section 1.06 Additional Alternative Currencies. The Borrower may from time to time request that Letters of Credit be issued in a currency other than those specifically listed in the definition of “Alternative Currency;” provided that such requested currency is a lawful currency that is readily available and freely transferable and convertible into U.S. dollars. Such request shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent and the Applicable Issuing Bank. Any such request shall be made to the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 p.m. (Standard Time), ten Business Days prior to the date of the requested Letter of Credit (or such other time or date as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent and the Applicable Issuing Bank, in its or their sole discretion). The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Applicable Issuing Bank thereof. The Applicable Issuing Bank shall notify the Administrative Agent, not later than 12:00 p.m. (Standard Time), five Business Days after receipt of such request whether it consents, in its sole discretion, to the issuance of Letters of Credit, as the case may be, in such requested currency. Any failure by the Applicable Issuing Bank to respond to such request within the time period specified in the preceding sentence shall be deemed to be a refusal by such Issuing Bank to issue the requested Letters of Credit in such requested currency at that time. If the Administrative Agent and the Applicable Issuing Bank consent to the issuance of Letters of Credit in such requested currency, the Administrative Agent shall so notify the Borrower and such currency shall thereupon be deemed for all purposes to be an Alternative Currency hereunder for purposes of any Letter of Credit issuances. If the Administrative Agent shall fail to obtain consent to any request for an additional currency under this Section 1.06, the Administrative Agent shall promptly so notify the Borrower.
Section 1.07 Rates. The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to the rates in the definition of “LIBO Rate” or with respect to any rate that is an alternative or replacement for or successor to any such rate (including, without limitation, any Benchmark Replacement) or the effect of any of the foregoing, or of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes.
ARTICLE II
The Credits
Section 2.01 Commitments. Subject to the terms and conditions and relying upon the representations and warranties herein set forth:
(a) each Lender agrees, severally and not jointly, to make Revolving Credit Loans in U.S. dollars to the Borrower, at any time and from time to time on or after the Effective Date,
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and until the earlier of the Maturity Date and the termination of the Commitment of such Lender in accordance with the terms hereof, in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding that will not result in such Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding such Lender’s Commitment; provided, however, that during the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, after giving effect to the making of any Revolving Credit Loans, the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of all the Lenders shall not exceed the Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit.
(b) the Swing Line Lender agrees to make Swing Line Loans in U.S. dollars to the Borrower in accordance with Section 2.22; and
(c) within the limits set forth in the preceding sentence and subject to the terms, conditions and limitations set forth herein, the Borrower may borrow, prepay and reborrow Revolving Credit Loans.
Section 2.02 Loans. (a) Each Loan shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Loans made by the Lenders ratably in accordance with their Pro Rata Percentages; provided, however, that the failure of any Lender to make any Loan shall not in itself relieve any other Lender of its obligation to lend hereunder (it being understood, however, that no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to make any Loan required to be made by such other Lender). Except for Loans deemed made pursuant to Section 2.02(g), the Loans comprising any Borrowing shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is (i) in the case of ABR, an integral multiple of $100,000 and in a minimum amount of $500,000, (ii) in the case of Eurocurrency Loans, an integral multiple of $1,000,000 and in a minimum amount of $1,000,000, or (iii) equal to the remaining available balance of the Commitment.
(b) Subject to Sections 2.08 and 2.14, each Borrowing shall be comprised entirely of ABR Loans or Eurocurrency Loans as the Borrower may request pursuant to Section 2.03. Each Lender may at its option make any Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Lender to make such Loan; provided that any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement or cause the Borrower to incur any cost under Section 2.19 that would not have been incurred but for the exercise of such option. Borrowings of more than one Type may be outstanding at the same time; provided, however, that the Borrower shall not be entitled to request any Borrowing that, if made, would result in more than ten Eurocurrency Borrowings outstanding hereunder at any time.
(c) Except with respect to Loans made pursuant to Section 2.02(g), each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by it hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds to such account as the Administrative Agent may designate not later than 1:00 p.m. (Standard Time) in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, or 3:00 p.m. (Standard Time) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, and the Administrative Agent shall promptly credit the amounts so received to an account designated by the Borrower in the applicable Borrowing Request.
(d) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the time of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s Pro Rata Percentage of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume
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that such Lender has made such portion available to the Administrative Agent on the date of such Borrowing in accordance with paragraph (c) above and the Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower on such date a corresponding amount. If the Administrative Agent shall have so made funds available then, to the extent that such Lender shall not have made such portion available to the Administrative Agent, such Lender and the Borrower severally agree to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount together with interest thereon, for each day from the date such amount is made available to the Borrower until the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent at (i) in the case of the Borrower, a rate per annum equal to the interest rate applicable to Loans pursuant to Section 2.06(a), and (ii) in the case of such Lender, at the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error). If the Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to the Borrower the amount of such interest paid by the Borrower for such period. If such Lender shall repay to the Administrative Agent such corresponding amount, such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan as part of such Borrowing for purposes of this Agreement; provided, however, that the foregoing does not constitute a waiver by the Borrower of any claim for damages permitted hereunder and attributable to such Lender. Any payment by the Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.
(e) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders, the Applicable Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders, the Applicable Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender, 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, the Applicable Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender, such Applicable Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender, with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrower shall not be entitled to request any Borrowing if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the Maturity Date.
(g) If an Issuing Bank shall not have received from the Borrower the payment required to be made by Section 2.21(e) within the time specified in such Section, such Issuing Bank will promptly notify the Administrative Agent of the U.S. Dollar Equivalent of such L/C Disbursement and the Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Lender of the U.S. Dollar Equivalent of such L/C Disbursement and its Pro Rata Percentage thereof. Each such Lender shall pay by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the Administrative Agent not later than 2:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on such date (or, if such Lender shall have received such notice
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later than 12:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on any day, not later than 11:00 a.m. (Standard Time) on the immediately following Business Day), an amount equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Percentage of the U.S. Dollar Equivalent of such L/C Disbursement (it being understood that such amount shall be deemed to constitute an ABR Loan of such Lender and such payment shall be deemed to have reduced the L/C Exposure), and the Administrative Agent will promptly pay to such Issuing Bank amounts so received by it from such Lenders. The Administrative Agent will promptly pay to such Issuing Bank any amounts received by it from the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.21(e) prior to the time that any Lender makes any payment pursuant to this paragraph (g); any such amounts received by the Administrative Agent thereafter will be promptly remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Lenders that shall have made such payments and to such Issuing Bank, as their interests may appear. If any Lender shall not have made its Pro Rata Percentage of such L/C Disbursement available to the Administrative Agent as provided above, such Lender and the Borrower severally agree to pay interest on such amount, for each day from and including the date such amount is required to be paid in accordance with this paragraph to but excluding the date such amount is paid, to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Issuing Bank at (i) in the case of the Borrower, a rate per annum equal to the interest rate applicable to Loans pursuant to Section 2.06(a), and (ii) in the case of such Lender, at the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error); provided, however, that the foregoing does not constitute a waiver by the Borrower of any claim for damages permitted hereunder and attributable to such Lender. In addition, if there is a change in the rate of exchange prevailing between the Alternative Currency of such L/C Disbursement and the U.S. Dollar Equivalent thereof as determined by the Administrative Agent on the date of the L/C Disbursement and the date of actual payment of the amount due (whether by a Lender or the Borrower), the Borrower covenants and agrees to pay, or cause to be paid, such additional amounts, if any, as may be necessary to ensure that the amount paid in U.S. dollars, when converted at the rate of exchange prevailing on the date of payment, will produce the U.S. Dollar Equivalent of such L/C Disbursement which could have been purchased with the amount of the Alternative Currency of such L/C Disbursement at the rate of exchange prevailing on the date of the L/C Disbursement. For purposes of determining the U.S. Dollar Equivalent or rate of exchange for this Section, such amounts shall include any premium and costs payable in connection with the purchase of the Alternative Currency.
Section 2.03 Borrowing Procedure. In order to request a Borrowing (other than a deemed Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.02(g) or a Swing Line Borrowing as to which this Section 2.03 shall not apply), the Borrower shall hand deliver, fax or send by electronic communication (e-mail) (or by telephone notice promptly confirmed by a written, fax or electronic communication (e-mail)) to the Administrative Agent a duly completed Borrowing Request (a) in the case of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, not later than 3:00 p.m. (Standard Time) three Business Days before a proposed Borrowing, and (b) in the case of an ABR Borrowing not later than 1:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on the day of the proposed Borrowing. Each such Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable, shall be signed by or on behalf of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower and shall specify the following information: (i)  whether such Borrowing is to be a Eurocurrency Borrowing or an ABR Borrowing; (ii) the date of such Borrowing (which shall be a Business Day); (iii) the number and location of the account to which funds are to be disbursed (which shall be an account that complies with the requirements of Section 2.02(c));
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(iv) the amount of such Borrowing; and (v) if such Borrowing is to be a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the Interest Period with respect thereto; provided, however, that, notwithstanding any contrary specification in any Borrowing Request, each requested Borrowing shall comply with the requirements set forth in Section 2.02. If no election as to the Type of Borrowing is specified in any such notice, then the requested Borrowing shall be an ABR Borrowing. If no Interest Period with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing is specified in any such notice, then the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration. The Administrative Agent shall promptly advise the Lenders of any notice given pursuant to this Section 2.03 (and the contents thereof), and of each Lender’s portion of the requested Borrowing.
Section 2.04 Evidence of Debt; Repayment of Loans.
(a) The Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender holding Revolving Credit Loans the then unpaid principal amount of each such Revolving Credit Loan of such Lender on the Maturity Date.
(b) The Borrower shall repay each Swing Line Loan on the Swing Line Payment Date.
(c) Each Loan shall bear interest from and including the date made on the outstanding principal balance thereof as set forth in Section 2.06.
(d) Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing the indebtedness of the Borrower to such Lender resulting from each Loan made by such Lender from time to time, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid such Lender from time to time under this Agreement, and the purchases and sales by such Lender of participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans.
(e) The Administrative Agent shall maintain accounts in which it will record (i) the amount of each Loan made hereunder, the Type thereof and the Interest Period applicable thereto, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrower to each Lender hereunder and (iii) the amount of any sum received by the Administrative Agent hereunder from the Borrower or any Guarantor and each Lender’s share thereof.
(f) The entries made in the accounts maintained pursuant to paragraphs (d) and (e) above shall be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations therein recorded; provided, however, that the failure of any Lender or the Administrative Agent to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligations of the Borrower to repay the Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
(g) Any Lender may request that Loans made by it hereunder be evidenced by a promissory note. In such event, the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender a promissory note or promissory notes payable to such Lender and its registered assigns and in a form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, in the event any Lender shall request and receive such a promissory note, the interests represented by such note shall at all times (including after any assignment of all or part of such interests pursuant to Section 9.04) be
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represented by one or more promissory notes payable to the payee named therein or its registered assigns.
Section 2.05 Fees. (a) The Borrower agrees to pay to each Lender, through the Administrative Agent, on the last Business Day of March, June, September and December in each year, a commitment fee (the “Commitment Fee”) equal to the Applicable Percentage on the daily unused amount of the Commitment of such Lender during the preceding quarter. All Commitment Fees shall be computed on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed in a year of 360 days. The Commitment Fees due to each Lender shall commence to accrue on the Effective Date, and shall cease to accrue on the date on which the Commitment of such Lender shall expire or be terminated as provided herein. For the avoidance of doubt, Swing Line Loans are not deducted from the Commitments when calculating the commitment fee under this Section 2.05(a).
(b) The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent and the Lead Arranger, for their respective accounts, the administration and arrangement fees separately agreed to from time to time by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, or the Lead Arranger including, without limitation, the fees set forth in the Fee Letter (the “Administrative Agent Fees”).
(c) The Borrower agrees to pay to each Lender, through the Administrative Agent, on the last Business Day of March, June, September and December of each year, commencing with the first such date to occur after the Effective Date, and on the date on which the Commitment of such Lender shall be terminated as provided herein, a fee (the “L/C Participation Fee”) calculated on such Lender’s Pro Rata Percentage of the daily aggregate L/C Exposure (in each case excluding the portion thereof attributable to unreimbursed L/C Disbursements in respect of Letters of Credit) during the preceding quarter (or shorter period commencing with the Effective Date or ending with the Maturity Date or the date on which all Letters of Credit have been canceled or have expired and the Commitments of all Lenders shall have been terminated) at a rate equal to the Applicable Percentage from time to time used to determine the interest rate on Borrowings comprised of Eurocurrency Loans pursuant to Section 2.06. The Borrower agrees to pay to the Applicable Issuing Bank with respect to each Letter of Credit issued at the request of the Borrower, (A) a fronting fee for each Letter of Credit equal to the greater of (1) 0.125% of the initial stated amount of such Letter of Credit and (2) $600 (or, with respect to any subsequent increase to the stated amount of any such Letter of Credit, such increase in the stated amount) thereof, such fee to be payable on the date of such issuance, increase or extension and (B) issuance, payment, amendment and transfer fees specified from time to time by such Issuing Bank (collectively, the “Issuing Bank Fees”). All L/C Participation Fees and, unless otherwise agreed by the Applicable Issuing Bank, Issuing Bank Fees, shall be computed on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed in a year of 360 days.
(d) All Fees shall be paid on the dates due, in immediately available U.S. dollars, to the Administrative Agent for distribution, if and as appropriate, among the Lenders, except that the Issuing Bank Fees shall be paid directly to the Applicable Issuing Bank. Once paid, absent manifest error, none of the Fees shall be refundable under any circumstances.
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Section 2.06 Interest on Loans. (a) Subject to the provisions of Section 9.09, the Loans comprising each ABR Borrowing shall bear interest (computed on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed over a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, when the Alternate Base Rate is determined by reference to the Prime Rate and over a year of 360 days at all other times and calculated from and including the date of such Borrowing to but excluding the date of repayment thereof) at a rate per annum equal to the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Percentage in respect of ABR Loans in effect from time to time.
(b) Subject to the provisions of Section 9.09, the Loans comprising each Eurocurrency Borrowing shall bear interest (computed on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed over a year of 360 days) at a rate per annum equal to the Adjusted LIBO Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing plus the Applicable Percentage in respect of Eurocurrency Loans in effect from time to time.
(c) Subject to the provisions of Section 9.09, each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest (computed on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed over a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, when the Alternate Base Rate is determined by reference to the Prime Rate and over a year of 360 days at all other times and calculated from and including the date of such Borrowing to but excluding the date of repayment thereof) at a rate per annum equal to the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Percentage in respect of ABR Loans in effect from time to time.
(d) Interest on each Loan shall be payable to the Administrative Agent on the Interest Payment Dates applicable to such Loan except as otherwise provided in this Agreement. The applicable Alternate Base Rate and Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
Section 2.07 Default Interest. If the Borrower shall default in the payment of the principal of or interest on any Loan or any other amount becoming due hereunder, by acceleration or otherwise, or under any other Loan Document, the Borrower shall on demand from time to time pay interest, to the extent permitted by law, on such defaulted amount to but excluding the date of actual payment (after as well as before judgment) (a) in the case of overdue principal, at the rate otherwise applicable to such Loan pursuant to Section 2.06 plus 2.00% per annum (subject to Section 9.09) and (b) in all other cases, at a rate per annum (computed on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed over a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, when determined by reference to the Prime Rate and over a year of 360 days at all other times) equal to the rate that would be applicable to an ABR Loan plus 2.00% (subject to Section 9.09).
Section 2.08 Alternate Rate of Interest. InSubject to Section 2.25, in the event, and on each occasion, that (a) on the day two Business Days prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Borrowing the Administrative Agent is unable to determine the Adjusted LIBO Rate for Eurocurrency Loans comprising any requested Borrowing, or (b) if the Required Lenders shall, by 11:00 a.m. (Standard Time) at least one (1) Business Day before the date of any requested Borrowing, notify the Administrative Agent that the Adjusted LIBO Rate for Eurocurrency Loans comprising such Borrowing will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to any Lender of making or maintaining its Eurocurrency Loan during such Interest Period, then the Administrative Agent shall, as soon as practicable thereafter, give written, fax or electronic communication (e-mail) (or telephone notice promptly confirmed by a written, fax or
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electronic communication (e-mail)) notice of such determination to the Borrower and the Lenders. In the event of any such determination, until the Administrative Agent shall have advised the Borrower and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, any request by the Borrower for a Eurocurrency Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.03 or 2.10 shall be deemed to be a request for an ABR Borrowing. Each determination by the Administrative Agent hereunder shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
Section 2.09 Termination and Reduction of Commitments. (a) 
(a) The Commitments and the L/C Commitments shall automatically terminate on the Maturity Date.
(b) Upon at least three Business Days’ prior irrevocable written, fax or electronic communication (e-mail) (or by telephone notice promptly confirmed by a written, fax or electronic communication (e-mail)) notice to the Administrative Agent, the Borrower may at any time in whole permanently terminate, or from time to time in part permanently reduce, the Commitments; provided, however, that each partial reduction of the Total Commitment shall be in an integral multiple of $1,000,000.
(c) If any Asset Sale is completed during the Financial Covenant Suspension Period under Section 6.05(b) of this Agreement and the Net Cash Proceeds received by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary exceeds $15,000,000 individually, or when aggregated with all Net Cash Proceeds received by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary during the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, then on each date that any Loan Party or any Subsidiary receives such Net Cash Proceeds in excess of $15,000,000 in the aggregate, the Commitments shall permanently reduce by an amount equal to 50% of such excess.
(d) (c) The Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders, on the date of each termination or reduction, the Commitment Fees on the amount of the Commitments so terminated or reduced accrued to but excluding the date of such termination or reduction.
Section 2.10 Conversion and Continuation of Borrowings. The Borrower shall have the right at any time upon prior irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent (a) not later than 1:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on the day of the proposed conversion, to convert any Eurocurrency Borrowing into an ABR Borrowing under the Commitments, (b) not later than 3:00 p.m. (Standard Time) three Business Days prior to conversion or continuation, to convert any ABR Borrowing into a Eurocurrency Borrowing or to continue any Eurocurrency Borrowing as a Eurocurrency Borrowing for an additional Interest Period, and (c) not later than 3:00 p.m. (Standard Time) three Business Days prior to conversion, to convert the Interest Period with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing to another permissible Interest Period, subject in each case to the following:
(i) each conversion or continuation shall be made pro rata among the Lenders in accordance with the respective principal amounts of the Loans comprising the converted or continued Borrowing;
(ii) if less than all the outstanding principal amount of any Borrowing shall be converted or continued, then each resulting Borrowing shall satisfy the limitations
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specified in Sections 2.02(a) and 2.02(b) regarding the principal amount and maximum number of Borrowings of the relevant Type;
(iii) each conversion shall be effected by each Lender and the Administrative Agent by recording for the account of such Lender the new Type and/or Interest Period for such Borrowing resulting from such conversion; accrued interest on any Eurocurrency Loan (or portion thereof) being converted shall be paid by the Borrower at the time of conversion;
(iv) if any Eurocurrency Borrowing is converted at a time other than the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto, the Borrower shall pay, upon demand, any amounts due to the Lenders pursuant to Section 2.15;
(v) any portion of a Borrowing maturing or required to be repaid in less than one month may not be converted into or continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing (unless agreed to by all Lenders);
(vi) any portion of a Eurocurrency Borrowing that cannot be converted into or continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing by reason of the immediately preceding clause shall be automatically converted at the end of the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing into an ABR Borrowing;
(vii) upon notice to the Borrower from the Administrative Agent given at the request of the Required Lenders after the occurrence and during the continuance of a Default or Event of Default, no outstanding Loan may be converted into, or continued as, a Eurocurrency Loan; and
(viii) notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, a Swing Line Loan may not be converted to a Eurocurrency Loan.
Each notice pursuant to this Section 2.10 shall be irrevocable, shall be hand delivered, faxed or sent by electronic communication (e-mail) (or by telephone notice promptly confirmed by a written, fax or electronic communication (e-mail)) and shall refer to this Agreement and specify (i) the identity and amount of the Borrowing that the Borrower requests be converted or continued, (ii) whether such Borrowing is to be converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing or an ABR Borrowing, (iii) if such notice requests a conversion, the date of such conversion (which shall be a Business Day), and (iv) if such Borrowing is to be converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the Interest Period with respect thereto. If no Interest Period is specified in any such notice with respect to any conversion to or continuation as a Eurocurrency Borrowing, the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration. The Administrative Agent shall promptly advise the Lenders of any notice given pursuant to this Section 2.10 and of each Lender’s portion of any converted or continued Borrowing. If the Borrower shall not have given notice in accordance with this Section 2.10 to continue any Eurocurrency Borrowing into a subsequent Interest Period (and shall not otherwise have given notice in accordance with this Section 2.10 to convert such Borrowing), such Borrowing shall, at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto (unless repaid pursuant to the terms hereof), automatically be converted into an ABR Borrowing.
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Section 2.11 Optional Prepayment. (a) The Borrower shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay any Borrowing, in whole or in part, upon written, fax or electronic communication (e-mail) (or by telephone notice promptly confirmed by written, fax or electronic communication (e-mail)) delivered to the Administrative Agent by (i) 3:00 p.m. (Standard Time) at least three Business Days prior to the date designated for such prepayment, in the case of any prepayment of a Eurocurrency Borrowing, or (ii) 1:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on the date designated for such prepayment in the case of any prepayment of an ABR Borrowing; provided, however, that each partial prepayment shall be in an amount that is a minimum amount of $500,000 or an integral multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof. The Administrative Agent shall promptly advise the Lenders of any notice given pursuant to this Section 2.11 and of each Lender’s portion of such prepayment.
(b) The Borrower may, upon notice to the Swing Line Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), at any time or from time to time, voluntarily prepay Swing Line Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (A) such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on the date of the prepayment, and (B) any such prepayment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $100,000.
(c) Each notice of prepayment shall specify (i) the amount to be prepaid, (ii) the prepayment date and (iii) the Type of Loans to be repaid and shall commit the Borrower to prepay such obligations by the amount specified therein on the date specified therein. All prepayments pursuant to this Section 2.11 shall be subject to Section 2.15, but shall otherwise be without premium or penalty.
Section 2.12 Mandatory Prepayments.
(a) (a) In the event of any termination of all the Commitments, the Borrower shall, on the date of such termination, repay or prepay all its outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and replace all outstanding Letters of Credit and/or deposit an amount equal to the sum of the L/C Exposure, in cash in a cash collateral account established with the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties. In the event of any partial reduction of the Commitments (other than as provided in Section 2.12(d) below), then (i) at or prior to the effective date of such reduction, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure, after giving effect thereto, and (ii) if the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure would exceed the Total Commitment, after giving effect to such reduction, then the Borrower shall, on the date of such reduction, repay or prepay Revolving Borrowings and/or replace or cash collateralize outstanding Letters of Credit in an amount sufficient to eliminate such excess. If on any Calculation Date, the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure would exceed the Total Commitment, then on the immediately succeeding Reset Date the Borrower shall repay or prepay Revolving Borrowings and/or replace or cash collateralize outstanding Letters of Credit in an amount sufficient to eliminate such excess.
(b) (b) If an increase in the aggregate Commitments is effected as permitted under Section 2.24, the Borrower shall prepay any Loans outstanding on the date such increase is effected to the extent necessary to keep the outstanding Commitments ratable to reflect the revised Pro Rata Percentages of the Lenders arising from such increase. Any prepayment made by the Borrower in accordance with this Section 2.12(b) may be made with the proceeds of
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Loans made by all the Lenders in connection with such increase occurring simultaneously with the prepayment.
(c) If the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure exceeds the Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit at any time during the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, the Borrower shall repay or prepay Revolving Borrowings and/or replace or cash collateralize outstanding Letters of Credit in an amount sufficient to eliminate such excess within one Business Day after the notice of such excess is provided by the Administrative Agent to the Borrower (and in any event, within one Business Day of the Borrower delivering a Borrowing Base Certificate which results in, or otherwise reflects, such excess regardless of whether the Borrower has received notice of such excess from the Administrative Agent).
(d) In the event that any partial reduction of the Commitments as provided in Section 2.09(c) occurs and after giving effect thereto the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure would exceed the Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit, then the Borrower shall, within one Business Day of such reduction, repay or prepay Revolving Borrowings and/or replace or cash collateralize outstanding Letters of Credit in an amount sufficient to eliminate such excess.
(e) If, at any time when there are any Loans outstanding, the Cash Balance exceeds the Cash Balance Sweep Limit as of the end of the last Business Day of any calendar week, then the Borrower shall, on the immediately following Cash Balance Sweep Date, prepay the Loans in an aggregate principal amount equal to such excess.
(f) Each prepayment pursuant to this Section 2.12 shall be accompanied by accrued and unpaid interest on the amount prepaid to the date of such prepayment. Each prepayment under this Section 2.12 shall be applied first to ABR Borrowings and then to Eurocurrency Borrowings.
Section 2.13 Increased Costs; Capital Requirements. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, 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 or Issuing Bank (except any such reserve requirement which is reflected in the Adjusted LIBO Rate);
(ii) subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and (C) Connection Income Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or
(iii) impose on any Lender or Issuing Bank or the London interbank market or other relevant interbank market, any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;
and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender or such other Recipient of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any such Loan, or to
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increase the cost to any such Lender, Issuing Bank or other Recipient of issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit or purchasing or maintaining a participation therein (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, Issuing Bank or other Recipient hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount), then, upon request of such Lender, Issuing Bank or other Recipient, the Borrower will pay to such Lender or Issuing Bank, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender, Issuing Bank, or other Recipient, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.
(b) If any Lender or Issuing Bank (acting reasonably) shall have determined that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or Issuing Bank or any lending office of such Lender or such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’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 Issuing Bank’s capital or liquidity or on the capital or liquidity of such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitment of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans held by, such Lender pursuant hereto, or the Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank pursuant hereto, to a level below that which such Lender or Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity) by an amount deemed by such Lender or Issuing Bank (acting reasonably) to be material, then from time to time in accordance with paragraph (c) below the Borrower shall pay to such Lender or Issuing Bank, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
(c) A certificate of a Lender or Issuing Bank setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or Issuing Bank or its holding company, as applicable, as specified in paragraph (a) or (b) above shall be delivered to the Borrower and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate delivered by it within 10 days after its receipt of the same.
(d) Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or Issuing Bank to demand compensation for any increased costs or reduction in amounts received or receivable or reduction in return shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrower shall not be under any obligation to compensate any Lender or Issuing Bank under paragraph (a) or (b) above with respect to increased costs or reductions with respect to any period prior to the date that is 120 days prior to the date that such Lender or Issuing Bank, 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 Issuing Bank’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 120 day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof). The protection of this Section shall be available to each Lender and Issuing Bank regardless of any possible contention of the invalidity or inapplicability of the Change in Law that shall have occurred or been imposed.
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Section 2.14 Change in Legality. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, if any Change in Law shall make it unlawful for any Lender to make or maintain any Eurocurrency Loan or to give effect to its obligations as contemplated hereby with respect to any Eurocurrency Loan, then, by written notice to the Borrower and to the Administrative Agent:
(i) such Lender may declare that Eurocurrency Loans will not thereafter (for the duration of such unlawfulness) be made by such Lender hereunder (or be continued for additional Interest Periods and ABR Loans will not thereafter (for such duration) be converted into Eurocurrency Loans), whereupon any request for a Eurocurrency Borrowing (or to convert an ABR Borrowing to a Eurocurrency Borrowing or to continue a Eurocurrency Borrowing for an additional Interest Period) shall, as to such Lender only, be deemed a request for an ABR Loan (or a request to continue an ABR Loan as such or to convert a Eurocurrency Loan into an ABR Loan), unless such declaration shall be subsequently withdrawn; and
(ii) such Lender may require that all outstanding Eurocurrency Loans made by it be converted to ABR Loans, in which event all such Eurocurrency Loans shall be automatically converted to ABR Loans as of the effective date of such notice as provided in paragraph (b) below.
In the event any Lender shall exercise its rights under (i) or (ii) above, all payments and prepayments of principal that would otherwise have been applied to repay the Eurocurrency Loans that would have been made by such Lender or the converted Eurocurrency Loans of such Lender shall instead be applied to repay the ABR Loans made by such Lender in lieu of, or resulting from the conversion of, such Eurocurrency Loans.
(b) For purposes of this Section 2.14, a notice to the Borrower by any Lender shall be effective as to each Eurocurrency Loan made by such Lender, if lawful, on the last day of the Interest Period then applicable to such Eurocurrency Loan; in all other cases such notice shall be effective on the date of receipt by the Borrower.
Section 2.15 Breakage Costs. Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative 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) the payment of any principal of any Eurocurrency Loans other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default but excluding in connection with a prepayment of Loans pursuant to Section 2.12(c), Section 2.12(d) or Section 2.12(e));
(b) the Conversion of any Eurocurrency Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto;
(c) 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 Eurocurrency Loan on the date or in the amount notified by the Borrower; or
(d) any assignment of an Eurocurrency 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 2.20 or 2.24;
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including any foreign exchange losses and any loss or expense arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Loan, from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained or from the performance of any foreign exchange contract. The Borrower shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing. In the case of a Eurocurrency Loan, such loss, cost or expense to any Lender shall be deemed to include an amount determined by such Lender to be the excess, if any, of (i) the amount of interest that would have accrued on the principal amount of such Loan had such event not occurred, at the Adjusted LIBO Rate that would have been applicable to such Loan, for the period from the date of such event to the last day of the then current Interest Period therefor (or, in the case of a failure to borrow, convert or continue, for the period that would have been the Interest Period for such Loan), over (ii) the amount of interest that would accrue on such principal amount for such period at the interest rate that such Lender would bid were it to bid, at the commencement of such period, for Dollar deposits of a comparable amount and period from other banks in the London interbank eurodollar market. A certificate of any Lender setting forth any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section shall be delivered to the Borrower and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrower shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 10 days after receipt thereof.
Section 2.16 Pro Rata Treatment. (a) Except as required under Section 2.14, each Borrowing, each payment or prepayment of principal of any Borrowing, each payment of interest on the Loans, each payment of the Commitment Fees, each reduction of the Commitments and each conversion of any Borrowing to or continuation of any Borrowing as a Borrowing of any Type shall be allocated pro rata among the Lenders in accordance with their Pro Rata Percentages.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement or the Security Documents but subject to Section 2.23, it is the intent of the Secured Parties that each of the Secured Parties shall share in the aggregate proceeds of the Collateral on a pro rata basis as provided in paragraph (a) above.
Section 2.17 Sharing of Setoffs.
(a) Each Lender agrees that if it shall, through the exercise of a right of banker’s lien, setoff or counterclaim against the Borrower or any other Loan Party, or pursuant to a secured claim or other security or interest arising from, or in lieu of, such secured claim, received by such Lender under any applicable Insolvency Law or otherwise, or by any other means, obtain payment (voluntary or involuntary) in respect of any Revolving Credit Loan as a result of which the unpaid portion of its Revolving Credit Loans shall be proportionately less than the unpaid portion of the Revolving Credit Loans of any other Lender, it shall (i) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact and (ii) be deemed simultaneously to have purchased from such other Lender at face value, and shall promptly pay to such other Lender the purchase price for, a participation in the Revolving Credit Loans of such other Lenders and, if applicable, subparticipations in the L/C Exposure and Swing Line Loans of such other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the aggregate unpaid amount of the Revolving Credit Loans and participations in Revolving Credit Loans, L/C Exposure and Swing Line Loans held by each Lender shall be in the same proportion to the aggregate unpaid amount of all Revolving Credit Loans, L/C Exposure and Swing Line Loans then outstanding as the amount of its Revolving
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Credit Loans, L/C Exposure and Swing Line Loans prior to such exercise of banker’s lien, setoff or counterclaim or other event was to the amount of all Revolving Credit Loans, L/C Exposure and Swing Line Loans outstanding prior to such exercise of banker’s lien, setoff or counterclaim or other event; provided, however, that if any such purchase, purchases, subparticipations or adjustments shall be made pursuant to this Section 2.17(a) and the payment giving rise thereto shall thereafter be recovered, such purchase, purchases, subparticipations or adjustments shall be rescinded to the extent of such recovery and the purchase price or prices or adjustment restored without interest.
(b) The provisions of Section 2.17(a) shall not be construed to apply to (i) any payment made by the Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement or (ii) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or participations in L/C Exposure or Swing Line Loans to any assignee or participant, other than to the Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof (as to which the provisions of Section 2.17(a) shall apply).
(c) Each Loan Party expressly consents to the arrangements set forth in Section 2.17(a) and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under applicable law, that any Lender holding a participation in a Loan or L/C Exposure pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against each Loan Party any and all rights of banker’s lien, setoff or counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of each Loan Party in the amount of such participation.
Section 2.18 Payments. (a) The Borrower shall make each payment (including principal of or interest on any Borrowing or any L/C Disbursement or any Fees or other amounts) hereunder and under any other Loan Document not later than 4:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on the date when due in immediately available U.S. dollars, without setoff, defense or counterclaim. Each such payment (other than Issuing Bank Fees, which shall be paid directly to the Applicable Issuing Bank) shall be made to the office of the Administrative Agent designated by the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall promptly thereafter cause to be distributed like funds relating to the payment of principal, interest or fees ratably (other than amounts payable solely to the Administrative Agent, a specific Issuing Bank, or a specific Lender pursuant to Section 2.05, 2.08, 2.13, 2.14, 2.15, 2.19, or 9.05, but after taking into account payments effected pursuant to Section 9.05(a)) in accordance with each Lender’s Pro Rata Percentage thereof, to the Lenders for the account of their respective applicable lending offices, and like funds relating to the payment of any other amount payable to any Lender or Issuing Bank to such Lender or Issuing Bank for the account of its applicable lending office, in each case to be applied in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
(b) Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, whenever any payment (including principal of or interest on any Borrowing or any Fees or other amounts) hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall become due, or otherwise would occur, on a day that is not a Business Day, such payment may be made on the next succeeding Business Day, and such extension of time shall in such case be included in the computation of interest or Fees, if applicable.
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Section 2.19 Taxes.
(a) For purposes of this Section 2.19, the term “Lender” includes any Issuing Bank and the term “applicable law” includes FATCA.
(b) Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower or any Loan Party hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable law. If any applicable law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable Withholding Agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a Withholding Agent, then the applicable Withholding Agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the Borrower or the applicable Loan Party, as the case may be, shall be increased as necessary so that after such deduction or withholding has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.
(c) The Borrower and/or any Loan Party shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.
(d) The Borrower and/or any Loan Party shall jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, within 10 days after written demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Lender or an Issuing Bank (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or Issuing Bank, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(e) Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within 10 days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that the Borrower or any Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Borrower and/or the Loan Parties to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 9.04(d) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise
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payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this paragraph (e).
(f) As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by the Borrower or any other Loan Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.19, the applicable Loan Party shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(g) (i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.19(g) (ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
(i) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that the Borrower is a U.S. Person:
(A) any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;
(B) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:
(1) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed copies of an applicable IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as
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applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, an applicable IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;
(2) executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI;
(3) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit K-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed originals of an applicable IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable,; or
(4) to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, an applicable IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit K-2 or Exhibit K-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided, that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit K-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;
(C) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be
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prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrower of the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and
(D) if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with its obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from any such payments. Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.
Each Lender 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 Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(h) If any party determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 2.19 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.19), it shall pay to the indemnifying party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). Such indemnifying party, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this paragraph (h) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such indemnified party is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (h), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph (h) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been if the Tax subject to indemnification had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts giving rise to such refund had never been paid. This paragraph shall not be construed to require any indemnified party to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the indemnifying party or any other person.
(i) Each party’s obligations under this Section 2.19 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document.
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Section 2.20 Assignment of Commitments Under Certain Circumstances; Duty to Mitigate. (a) In the event (i) any Lender or Issuing Bank delivers a certificate requesting compensation pursuant to Section 2.13, (ii) any Lender or Issuing Bank delivers a notice described in Section 2.14, (iii) the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or Issuing Bank or any Governmental Authority on account of any Lender or Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.19, (iv) fails to approve an amendment or waiver requiring the consent of all Lenders which has been approved by Lenders holding Commitments representing at least 75% of the Total Commitment or (v) any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the Borrower may, at its sole expense and effort (including with respect to the processing and recordation fee referred to in Section 9.04(b)), upon notice to such Lender or Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender or Issuing Bank to transfer and assign, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 9.04), all of its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement to an assignee that shall assume such assigned obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that (A) such assignment shall not conflict with any law, rule or regulation or order of any court or other Governmental Authority having jurisdiction, (B) the Borrower shall have received the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent and the Applicable Issuing Banks, which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld or delayed, (C) the affected Lender or Issuing Bank shall have received in immediately available funds an amount equal to the sum of the principal of and interest accrued to the date of such payment on the outstanding Loans and participations in L/C Disbursements of such Lender or Issuing Bank, respectively, plus all Fees and other amounts accrued for the account of such Lender or Issuing Bank hereunder (including any amounts under Section 2.13 and Section 2.15) from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and Fees) or the Borrower (in the case of all other amounts) and (D) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.13 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.19, such assignment is expected to result in a reduction in such compensation or payments thereafter. A Lender or Issuing Bank shall not be required to make any such assignment or delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender, Issuing Bank or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrower to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.
(b) If (i) any Lender or Issuing Bank shall request compensation under Section 2.13, (ii) any Lender or Issuing Bank delivers a notice described in Section 2.14 or (iii) the Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or Issuing Bank or any Governmental Authority on account of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or Issuing Bank, pursuant to Section 2.19, then the Administrative Agent, such Lender or Issuing Bank 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 (A) would eliminate or reduce its claims for compensation under Section 2.13 or enable it to withdraw its notice pursuant to Section 2.14 or would reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.19, as the case may be, in the future and (B) would not subject the Administrative Agent, such Lender or Issuing Bank to incur an unreimbursed loss or unreimbursed cost or expense or otherwise take any action inconsistent with its internal policies or legal or regulatory restrictions. The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or Issuing Bank in connection with any such designation or assignment.
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Section 2.21 Letters of Credit.
(a) General. The Borrower may request the issuance of a Letter of Credit denominated in U.S. dollars, or in one or more Alternative Currencies for its own account or for the account of any of its Subsidiaries (in which case the Borrower and such Subsidiary shall be co-applicants with respect to such Letter of Credit), in a form reasonably acceptable to the Applicable Issuing Bank, at any time and from time to time while the Commitments remain in effect, but no later than five Business Days prior to the Maturity Date. This Section shall not be construed to impose an obligation upon any Issuing Bank to issue any Letter of Credit that is inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
(b) Notice of Issuance, Amendment, Renewal, Extension; Certain Conditions. In order to request the issuance of a Letter of Credit denominated in U.S. dollars or an Alternative Currency (or to amend, renew or extend an existing Letter of Credit issued in U.S. dollars or an Alternative Currency), the Borrower shall hand deliver, fax or send by electronic communication (e-mail) (or by telephone notice promptly confirmed by a written, fax or electronic communication (e-mail)) to the Applicable Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent (reasonably in advance of the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension) a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended, renewed or extended, the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension, the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which shall comply with paragraph (c) below), the amount and currency of such Letter of Credit, the name and address of the beneficiary thereof and such other information as shall be necessary to prepare such Letter of Credit. In order to request the issuance of a Letter of Credit in a currency other than those specifically listed in the definition of “Alternative Currency”, the Borrower shall follow the procedures set forth in Section 1.06. A Letter of Credit shall be issued, amended, renewed or extended only if, and upon issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of each Letter of Credit the Borrower shall be deemed to represent and warrant that, after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (i) the L/C Exposure shall not exceed $50,000,000, (ii) the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure shall not exceed the Total Commitment, and (iv) the L/C Exposure related to Letters of Credit issued by an Issuing Bank shall not exceed the Commitment of such Issuing Bank (or if such Issuing Bank is not the Lender, then the Commitment of such Issuing Bank’s Affiliate that is the Lender), unless otherwise agreed to in writing between the Borrower and such Issuing Bank and notified to the Administrative Agent.; provided, however, that, during the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, no Letter of Credit shall be issued, increased, or extended if such issuance, increase, or extension would cause (1) the L/C Exposure to exceed $50,000,000 or (2) the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure to exceed the Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit.
(c) Expiration Date. Each Letter of Credit shall have an expiration date not later than the earlier of (y) three years after the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit and (z) the date that is 24 months after the Maturity Date; provided that 60 days prior to the Maturity Date the Borrower shall deposit in an account with the Administrative Agent for the benefit of each Applicable Issuing Bank and the Lenders, an amount in cash equal to 105% of the L/C Exposure as of such date. Such deposit shall be held by the Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the Obligations. The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over such account. Other than any interest earned on the investment of such deposits in Permitted Investments, which
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investments shall be made at the option and sole discretion of the Administrative Agent, such deposits shall not bear interest. Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in such account. The Administrative Agent may, at any time and from time to time after the initial deposit of such Cash Collateral, request that additional Cash Collateral be provided in order to protect against the results of exchange rate fluctuations. Moneys in such account shall (i) automatically be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse the Applicable Issuing Bank for L/C Disbursements for which it has not been reimbursed, (ii) be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the Borrower for the L/C Exposure at such time, (iii) if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated, be applied to satisfy the Obligations and (iv) provided that no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, be released to the Borrower to the extent that the funds on deposit exceed 105% of the L/C Exposure.
(d) Participations. By the issuance of a Letter of Credit and without any further action on the part of an Issuing Bank or the Lenders, the Applicable Issuing Bank hereby grants to each Lender, and each such Lender hereby acquires from the Applicable Issuing Bank, a participation in such Letter of Credit equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Percentage of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit, effective upon the issuance of such Letter of Credit (or, in the case of the Rolled Letters of Credit, effective upon the Effective Date). In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Applicable Issuing Bank, such Lender’s Pro Rata Percentage of the U.S. Dollar Equivalent of each L/C Disbursement, made by such Issuing Bank and not reimbursed by the Borrower (or, if applicable, another party pursuant to its obligations under any other Loan Document) forthwith on the date due as provided in Section 2.02(g). Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations pursuant to this paragraph in respect of Letters of Credit is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including the occurrence and continuance of a Default or an Event of Default, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever.
(e) Reimbursement. If an Issuing Bank shall make any L/C Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent an amount equal to such L/C Disbursement in the same currency in which such L/C Disbursement is denominated not later than two hours after the Borrower shall have received notice from such Issuing Bank that payment of such draft will be made, or, if the Borrower shall have received such notice later than 11:00 a.m. (Standard Time) on any Business Day, not later than 11:00 a.m. (Standard Time) on the immediately following Business Day.
(f) Obligations Absolute. The Borrower’s obligations to reimburse L/C Disbursements as provided in paragraph (e) above shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, under any and all circumstances whatsoever, and irrespective of:
(i) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit or any Loan Document, or any term or provision therein;
(ii) any amendment or waiver of or any consent to departure from all or any of the provisions of any Letter of Credit or any Loan Document;
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(iii) the existence of any claim, counterclaim, setoff, defense or other right that the Borrower, any other party guaranteeing, or otherwise obligated with, the Borrower, any Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof or any other person may at any time have against the beneficiary under any Letter of Credit, the Applicable Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent or any Lender or any other person, whether in connection with this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other related or unrelated agreement or transaction;
(iv) any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect; or any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under such Letter of Credit;
(v) any payment by the Applicable Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit; or any payment made by the Issuing Bank under such Letter of Credit to any person purporting to be a trustee in bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession, assignee for the benefit of creditors, liquidator, receiver or other representative of or successor to any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit, including any arising in connection with any proceeding under any Insolvency Law; and
(vi) any adverse change in the relevant exchange rates or in the availability of the relevant Alternative Currency to the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any other person, or in the relevant currency markets generally; or
(vii) any other act or omission to act or delay of any kind of the Applicable Issuing Bank, the Lenders, the Administrative Agent or any other person or any other event or circumstance whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this Section, constitute a legal or equitable discharge of the Borrower’s obligations hereunder.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing but subject to the proviso in subsection (g) below, it is expressly understood and agreed that the absolute and unconditional obligation of the Borrower hereunder to reimburse L/C Disbursements will not be excused by the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Applicable Issuing Bank.
(g) Role of Issuing Bank. The Borrower assumes all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee of any Letter of Credit with respect to its use of such Letter of Credit. None of the Issuing Banks, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective Related Parties or any correspondent, participant or assignee of the Issuing Bank shall be liable or responsible for:
(i) the use which may be made of any Letter of Credit or any acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee in connection therewith;
(ii) the validity, sufficiency or genuineness of documents, or of any endorsement thereon, even if such documents should prove to be in any or all respects invalid, insufficient, fraudulent or forged; or
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(iii) any other circumstances whatsoever in making or failing to make payment under any Letter of Credit (including the Issuing Bank’s own negligence),
provided, however, that the Borrower shall have a claim against the Issuing Bank, and the Issuing Bank shall be liable to, and shall promptly pay to, the Borrower, to the extent of any direct, as opposed to special, indirect, consequential or punitive (claims in respect of which are hereby waived by the Borrower to the extent permitted by applicable law), damages suffered by the Borrower that are caused by such Issuing Bank’s gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and non-appealable judgment) in determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit strictly comply with the terms thereof. It is understood that the Applicable Issuing Bank may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary and, in making any payment under any Letter of Credit (i) such Issuing Bank’s exclusive reliance on the documents presented to it under such Letter of Credit as to any and all matters set forth therein, including reliance on the amount of any draft presented under such Letter of Credit, whether or not the amount due to the beneficiary thereunder equals the amount of such draft and whether or not any document presented pursuant to such Letter of Credit proves to be insufficient in any respect, if such document on its face appears to be in order, and whether or not any other statement or any other document presented pursuant to such Letter of Credit proves to be forged or invalid or any statement therein proves to be inaccurate or untrue in any respect whatsoever and (ii) any noncompliance in any immaterial respect of the documents presented under such Letter of Credit with the terms thereof shall, in each case, be deemed not to constitute willful misconduct or gross negligence of the Applicable Issuing Bank as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and non-appealable judgment. The Borrower and each Lender agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, the Applicable Issuing Bank shall not have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the person executing or delivering any such document.
(h) Disbursement Procedures. The Applicable Issuing Bank shall, promptly following its receipt thereof, examine all documents purporting to represent a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit. The Applicable Issuing Bank shall as promptly as possible give telephonic notification, confirmed by fax or by electronic communication (e-mail), to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower of such demand for payment and whether the Applicable Issuing Bank has made or will make an L/C Disbursement thereunder; provided that any failure to give or delay in giving such notice shall not relieve the Borrower of its obligation to reimburse the Applicable Issuing Bank and the Lenders with respect to any such L/C Disbursement. The Administrative Agent shall promptly give each Lender notice thereof.
(i) Interim Interest. If an Issuing Bank shall make any L/C Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, then, unless the Borrower shall reimburse such L/C Disbursement in full on such date, the unpaid amount thereof shall bear interest for the account of the Applicable Issuing Bank, for each day from and including the date of such L/C Disbursement, to but excluding the earlier of the date of payment by the Borrower or the date on which interest shall commence to accrue thereon as provided in Section 2.02(e), at the rate per annum that would apply to such amount if such amount were an ABR Loan.
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(j) Resignation or Removal of an Issuing Bank. An Issuing Bank may resign at any time by giving 30 days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower, and may be removed at any time by the Borrower by notice to such Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders. Subject to the next succeeding paragraph, upon the acceptance of any appointment as an Issuing Bank hereunder by a Lender that shall agree to serve as successor Issuing Bank, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all the interests, rights and obligations of the retiring Issuing Bank and the retiring Issuing Bank shall be discharged from its obligations to issue additional Letters of Credit hereunder. At the time such removal or resignation shall become effective, the Borrower shall pay all accrued and unpaid Issuing Bank Fees pursuant to Section 2.05(c). The acceptance of any appointment as an Issuing Bank hereunder by a successor Lender shall be evidenced by an agreement entered into by such successor, in a form satisfactory to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, and, from and after the effective date of such agreement, (i) such successor Lender shall have all the rights and obligations of the previous Issuing Bank under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and (ii) references herein and in the other Loan Documents to the term “Issuing Bank” shall be deemed to refer to such successor or to any previous Issuing Bank, or to such successor and all previous Issuing Banks, as the context shall require. After the resignation or removal of an Issuing Bank hereunder, the retiring Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such resignation or removal, but shall not be required to issue additional Letters of Credit.
(k) Cash Collateralization. If (i) any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, other than an event with respect to the Borrower described in Section 7.01(g) or (h) and the Borrower shall receive notice from Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, requesting that it deposit Cash Collateral and specifying the amount to be deposited, or (ii) an Event of Default shall occur and be continuing with respect to the Borrower described in Section 7.01(g) or (h) then the Borrower shall, on the Business Day it receives the notice referenced in clause (i) above or immediately upon the occurrence of the Event of Default referenced in clause (ii) above, deposit in an account with the Administrative Agent for the benefit of each Applicable Issuing Bank and the Lenders, an amount in cash equal to 105% of the L/C Exposure as of such date. At any time that there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, after reallocation pursuant to Section 2.23(c), promptly upon the request of the Administrative Agent or an Issuing Bank (which request may be condition to issuance amendment, renewal or extension of a Letter of Credit), the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of each Applicable Issuing Bank and the Lenders, Cash Collateral in an amount equal to the Fronting Exposure at such time (determined for the avoidance of doubt, after giving effect to Section 2.23(a) and any Cash Collateral provided by any Defaulting Lender). Such deposits shall be held by the Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the Obligations. The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over such account. The Borrower hereby pledges to the Administrative Agent and grants the Administrative Agent a security interest in the L/C Cash Collateral Account, whenever established, all funds held in such L/C Cash Collateral Account from time to time, and all proceeds thereof as security for the payment of the Obligations. Other than any interest earned on the investment of such deposits in Permitted Investments, which investments shall be made at the option and sole discretion of the Administrative Agent, such deposits shall not bear interest. Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in such account. The
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Administrative Agent may, at any time and from time to time after the initial deposit of such Cash Collateral, request that additional Cash Collateral be provided in order to protect against the results of exchange rate fluctuations. Moneys in such account shall (i) automatically be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse the Applicable Issuing Bank for L/C Disbursements for which it has not been reimbursed, (ii) be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the Borrower for the L/C Exposure at such time and (iii) if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated, be applied to satisfy the Obligations. If the Borrower is required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrower within three Business Days after all Events of Default have been cured or waived. Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce Fronting Exposure shall be released promptly following (A) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure or other obligations giving rise thereto (including by any Defaulting Lender ceasing to be a Defaulting Lender or ceasing to be a Lender) or (B) the Administrative Agent’s good faith determination that there exists excess Cash Collateral; provided, however, that Cash Collateral furnished by or on behalf of a Loan Party shall not be released during the continuance of an Event of Default and may be otherwise applied in accordance with Section 7.06.
(l) Additional Issuing Banks. The Borrower may, at any time and from time to time with the consent of the Administrative Agent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and such Lender, designate one or more additional Lenders to act as an issuing bank under the terms of this Agreement. The acceptance of any appointment as an Issuing Bank hereunder by a Lender shall be evidenced by an agreement entered into by such Lender, in a form satisfactory to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, and, from and after the effective date of such agreement, any Lender designated as an issuing bank pursuant to this paragraph (l) shall be deemed (in addition to being a Lender) to be the Issuing Bank with respect to Letters of Credit issued or to be issued by such Lender, and all references herein and in the other Loan Documents to the term “Issuing Bank” shall, with respect to such Letters of Credit, be deemed to refer to such Lender in its capacity as Issuing Bank.
(m) In the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Letter of Credit Document, the terms hereof shall control.
(n) Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of, or is for the account of, the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower, the Borrower shall be obligated to reimburse the Applicable Issuing Bank hereunder for any and all L/C Disbursements under such Letter of Credit requested by the Borrower for its own account or for the account of any of its Subsidiaries. The Borrower hereby acknowledges that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of any of its Subsidiaries (other than, with respect to the Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof) inures to the benefit of the Borrower, and that the Borrower’s business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of the Borrower’s Subsidiaries.
(o) Each Issuing Bank, the Lenders and the Borrower agree that effective as of the Effective Date, the Rolled Letters of Credit shall be deemed to have been issued and maintained under, and to be governed by the terms and conditions of, this Agreement.
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Section 2.22 Swing Line Loans.
(a) Generally. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, and if an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, subject to the terms and conditions of such AutoBorrow Agreement, the Swing Line Lender may in its sole and absolute discretion, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Lenders set forth in this Section 2.22, make loans in U.S. dollars (each such loan, a “Swing Line Loan”) to the Borrower from time to time on or after the Effective Date until the earlier of the Maturity Date and the termination of the Commitments 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 Revolving Credit Exposure 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 aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of all Lenders shall not exceed the Total Commitment at such time, and (ii) the Revolving Credit Exposure of each Lender at such time shall not exceed such Lender’s Commitment, and (iii) during the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of all Lenders shall not exceed the Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit; 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, the Borrower may borrow under this Section 2.22(a), prepay under Section 2.11, and reborrow under this Section 2.22(a). 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 Pro Rata Percentage times the amount of such Swing Line Loan. Each Lender shall have the obligation to purchase and fund risk participations in the Swing Line Loans and to refinance Swing Line Loans as provided in this Agreement.
(b) Borrowing Procedures. If an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made as provided in such AutoBorrow Agreement. Otherwise, in order to request a Swing Line Borrowing, the Borrower shall hand deliver, fax or send by electronic communication (e-mail) (or by telephone notice promptly confirmed by a written, fax or electronic communication (e-mail)) to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent a duly completed Borrowing Request not later than 2:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on the day of the proposed Swing Line Borrowing. Each such Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable, shall be signed by or on behalf of the Borrower and shall specify the following information: (i) the date of such Swing Line Borrowing (which shall be a Business Day); and (ii) the amount of such Swing Line Borrowing, which shall be a minimum of $100,000, except as otherwise set forth in any AutoBorrow Agreement. Promptly after receipt by the Swing Line Lender of any Borrowing Request, the Swing Line Lender will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has also received such Borrowing Request and, if not, the Swing Line Lender will notify the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) of the contents thereof. Unless the Swing Line Lender has received notice (by telephone or in writing) from the Administrative Agent (including at the request of any Lender) prior to 2:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on the date of the proposed Swing Line Borrowing (A) directing the Swing Line Lender not to make such Swing Line Loan as a result of the limitations set forth in the first proviso to the first sentence of Section 2.22(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 will, not later than 3:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on the borrowing
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date specified in such Borrowing Request, 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. If an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, such additional terms and conditions of such AutoBorrow Agreement shall have been satisfied, and in the event that any of the terms of this Section 2.22 conflict with such AutoBorrow Agreement, the terms of the AutoBorrow Agreement shall govern and control. No Lender shall have any rights or obligations under any AutoBorrow Agreement, but each Lender shall have the obligation to purchase and fund risk participations in the Swing Line Loans and to refinance Swing Line Loan as provided herein.
(c) Refinancing of Swing Line Loans. (i) The Swing Line Lender at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, on behalf of the Borrower (which hereby irrevocably authorizes the Swing Line Lender to so request on its behalf), or the Borrower at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, that each Lender make, with respect to Swing Line Loans, an ABR Loan in an amount equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata 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 Borrowing Request 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 ABR Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Total Commitment, and the conditions set forth in Section 4.01. The Swing Line Lender or the Borrower, as applicable, shall furnish to the other a copy of the applicable Borrowing Request promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent. Each Lender shall make an amount equal to its Pro Rata Percentage of the amount specified in such Borrowing Request available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds for the account of the Swing Line Lender at the office designated by the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. (Standard Time) on the day specified in such Borrowing Request, whereupon, subject to Section 2.22(c)(ii), each Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a ABR Loan to the Borrower in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the Swing Line Lender.
(ii) If for any reason any Swing Line Loan cannot be refinanced by such a Revolving Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.22(c)(i), the request for ABR Loans submitted by the Swing Line Lender or the Borrower 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 Administrative Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.22(c)(i) shall be deemed payment in respect of such participation.
(iii) If any Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swing Line Lender any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.22(c) by the time specified in Section 2.22(c)(i), the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the Swing Line Lender at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Swing Line Lender in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Swing Line Lender
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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 Loan included in the relevant 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 Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be presumed correct absent manifest error.
(iv) Each Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans or to purchase and fund risk participations in Swing Line Loans pursuant to this Section 2.22(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 Revolving Credit Loans pursuant to this Section 2.22(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.01. 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 Lenders their Pro Rata Percentage thereof 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 9.19 (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 Pro Rata Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate. The Administrative Agent will make such demand upon the request of 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 Loan or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.22 to refinance such Lender’s Pro Rata Percentage of any Swing Line Loan, interest in respect of such Pro Rata 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, and, if an AutoBorrow Agreement is in effect, in accordance with the terms of such AutoBorrow Agreement.
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(g) Discretionary Nature of the Swing Line Facility. Notwithstanding any terms to the contrary contained herein, the swing line facilities provided herein (i) are each an uncommitted facility and the Swing Line Lender may, but shall not be obligated to, make Swing Line Loans, and (ii) may be terminated at any time by the Swing Line Lender or the Borrower upon written notice by the terminating party to the non-terminating party.
Section 2.23 Defaulting Lenders.
(a) Adjustments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as that Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by applicable law:
(i) such Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be restricted as set forth in Section 9.08(b); and
(ii) any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article VII, or otherwise)), or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 9.06 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows:
(A) first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder;
(B) second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to any Issuing Bank or Swing Line Lender hereunder;
(C) third, to Cash Collateralize the Issuing Banks’ Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 2.21(k);
(D) fourth, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent;
(E) fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to (x) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement and (y) Cash Collateralize the Issuing Banks’ future Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 2.21(k);
(F) sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the Issuing Banks or the Swing Line Lenders as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, Issuing Bank or Swing Line Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement;
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(G) seventh, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and
(H) eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if (x) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or L/C Disbursements in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share and (y) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.01 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and L/C Disbursements owed to, all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or L/C Disbursements owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments without giving effect to Section 2.23(a)(iv). Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to any Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.23(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.
(iii) Certain Fees.
(A) No Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive any Commitment Fee for any period during which such Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrower shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to such Defaulting Lender).
(B) Each Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive L/C Participation Fees for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its Pro Rata Percentage of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.21(k).
(C) With respect to any L/C Participation Fee not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (A) or (B) above, the Borrower shall (x) pay to each Non-Defaulting Lender that portion of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Exposure or participation in Swing Line Loans that has been reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (iv) below, (y) pay to each Issuing Bank and Swing Line Lender, as applicable, the amount of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to such Issuing Bank’s or Swing Line Lender’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender, and (z) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such fee.
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(iv) Reallocation of Ratable Portions to Reduce Fronting Exposure. All or any part of such Defaulting Lender’s L/C Exposure or participation in Swing Line Loans shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Percentages (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) but only to the extent that (x) the conditions set forth in Section 4.01 are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless the Borrower shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, the Borrower shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time), and (y) such reallocation does not cause the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of any Non-Defaulting Lender to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Commitment. Subject to Section 9.23, no reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a Non-Defaulting Lender as a result of such Non-Defaulting Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation.
(v) Cash Collateral, Repayment of Swing Line Loans. If the reallocation described in clause (iv) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrower shall, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under law, (x) first, prepay Swing Line Loans in an amount equal to the Swing Line Lender’s Fronting Exposure and (y) second, Cash Collateralize the Issuing Banks’ Fronting Exposure in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.21(k).
(b) Defaulting Lender Cure. If the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and each Swing Line Lender and Issuing Bank agree in writing that a Defaulting Lender should no longer be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any Cash Collateral), that Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans to be held on a pro rata basis by the Lenders in accordance with the Total Commitment (without giving effect to Section 2.23(a)(iv), whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower while such Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.
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(c) New Swing Line Loans/Letters of Credit. So long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, (i) the Swing Line Lender shall not be required to fund any Swing Line Loans unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect to such Swing Line Loan and (ii) no Issuing Bank shall be required to issue, extend, renew or increase any Letter of Credit unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect thereto.
(d) Termination of Defaulting Lender Commitment. The Borrower may terminate the unused amount of the Commitment of a Defaulting Lender upon not less than three (3) Business Days’ prior notice to the Administrative Agent (which will promptly notify the Lenders), provided that such termination will not be deemed to be a waiver or release of any claim the Borrower, Administrative Agent, an Issuing Bank or any Lender may have against such Defaulting Lender.
Section 2.24 Increase in Commitments.
(a) At any time after the Effective Date and prior to the Business Day immediately preceding the Maturity Date, the Borrower may effectuate one or more increases in the aggregate Commitments (each such increase being a “Commitment Increase”), by designating either one or more of the existing Lenders (each of which, in its sole discretion, may determine whether and to what degree to participate in such Commitment Increase) or one or more other Eligible Assignees that at the time agree, in the case of any such Eligible Assignee that is an existing Lender to increase its Commitment as such Lender shall so select (each, an “Increasing Lender”) and, in the case of any other Eligible Assignee that is not an existing Lender (each, an “Additional Lender”), to become a party to this Agreement as a Lender; provided, however, that (i) no Default of Event of Default exists or would exist immediately prior to or after giving effect to such Commitment Increase, (ii) the Borrower is in compliance, on a pro forma basis after giving effect to any additional loans made on the effective date of any such Commitment Increase, with Sections 6.10, 6.11 and 6.12 as of the most recently completed period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending prior to such transaction for which the financial statements required by Section 5.04(a) or 5.04(b) have been delivered or for which comparable financial statements have been filed with the SEC (and if such increase is requested prior to the delivery of financial statements for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2018, the Borrower would be in pro forma compliance with the covenants set forth in Sections 6.10, 6.11 and 6.12 for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2018 as if such ratios were then applicable), (iii) each such Commitment Increase shall be equal to at least $25,000,000 or such lesser amount acceptable to the Administrative Agent, (iv) all Commitments provided pursuant to a Commitment Increase shall be available on the same terms as those applicable to the existing Commitments, except as to upfront fees which may be as agreed to between the Borrower and such Increasing Lender or Additional Lender, as the case may be, and (v) the aggregate of all such Commitment Increases shall not exceed $150,000,000. The Borrower shall provide prompt notice of such proposed Commitment Increase pursuant to this Section 2.24 to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders. This Section 2.24 shall not be construed to create any obligation on the Administrative Agent or any of the Lenders to advance or to commit to advance any credit to the Borrower or to arrange for any other person to advance or to commit to advance any credit to the Borrower. Further, Commitment Increases shall be guaranteed by the same Guarantors as guarantee the existing Facility, and shall be secured on a pari passu basis by the same Collateral as that securing the existing Facility.
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(b) The Commitment Increase shall become effective on the date (the “Increase Date”) on or prior to which each of following conditions shall have been satisfied: (i) the receipt by the Administrative Agent of (A) an agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent signed by the Borrower, each Increasing Lender and/or each Additional Lender, setting forth the Commitment, if any, of each such Increasing Lender and/or Additional Lender and, if applicable, setting forth the agreement of each Additional Lender to become a party to this Agreement and to be bound by all the terms and provisions hereof binding upon each Lender and (B) such evidence of appropriate authorization on the part of the Borrower with respect to such Commitment Increase and such legal opinions as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request, (ii) the funding by each Increasing Lender and Additional Lender of the Commitment to be made by each such Lender to effect the prepayment requirement set forth in Section 2.12(b), (iii) receipt by the Administrative Agent of a certificate of an authorized officer of the Borrower certifying (A) compliance with the provisions of Sections 2.24(a)(i) and (ii) and (B) all representations and warranties made by the Borrower in this Agreement are true and correct in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof), unless such representation or warranty relates to an earlier date which remains true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof), and (iv) receipt by the Increasing Lender or Additional Lender, as applicable, of all such fees as agreed to between such Increasing Lender and /or Additional Lender and the Borrower.
(c) Notwithstanding any provision contained herein to the contrary, from and after the date of such Commitment Increase, all calculations and payments of interest on the Loans shall take into account the actual Commitment of each Lender and the principal amount outstanding of each Revolving Credit Loan made by such Lender during the relevant period of time.
(d) On such Increase Date, each Lender's share of the L/C Exposure on such date shall automatically be deemed to equal such Lender's Pro Rata Percentage of such L/C Exposure (such Pro Rata Percentage for such Lender to be determined as of the Increase Date in accordance with its Commitment on such date as a percentage of the Total Commitment on such date) without further action by any party.
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Section 2.25 Effect of Benchmark Transition Event.
(a) Benchmark Replacement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election with respect to any applicable then-current Benchmark, as applicable, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may amend this Agreement to replace such Benchmark with one or more Benchmark Replacements (it being understood that all amounts denominated in a given currency for which a Benchmark is being replaced shall be subject to the same Benchmark Replacement). Any such amendment with respect to a Benchmark Transition Event will become effective at 5:00 p.m. on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the Administrative Agent has posted such proposed amendment to all Lenders and the Borrower so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such amendment from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders. Any such amendment with respect to an Early Opt-in Election will become effective on the date that Lenders comprising the Required Lenders have delivered to the Administrative Agent written notice that such Required Lenders accept such amendment. No replacement of a Benchmark with a Benchmark Replacement pursuant to this Section 2.25 will occur prior to the applicable Benchmark Transition Start Date.
(b) Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. In connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party hereto.
(c) Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of (i) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date and Benchmark Transition Start Date, (ii) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (iii) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes and (iv) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or Lenders pursuant to this Section 2.25, including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party hereto, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 2.25.
(d) Benchmark Unavailability Period. Upon the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period with respect to a given Benchmark, the Borrower may revoke any request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Loans subject to such Benchmark Unavailability Period to be made, converted or continued during such Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a borrowing of or conversion to ABR Loans. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period with respect to any Benchmark, the component of the Alternate Base Rate or any other Benchmark that is based upon the Benchmark that is the
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subject of such Benchmark Unavailability Period will not be used in any determination of the Alternate Base Rate or such other Benchmark.
ARTICLE III

Representations and Warranties
The Borrower represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and each of the Lenders as follows:
Section 3.01 Organization; Powers. The Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries (a) is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, (b) has all requisite power and authority to own its property and assets and to carry on its business as now conducted and as proposed to be conducted, (c) is qualified to do business in, and is in good standing in, every jurisdiction where such qualification is required, except where the failure so to qualify could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, and (d) has the power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under each of the Loan Documents and each other agreement or instrument contemplated hereby or thereby to which it is or will be a party and, in the case of the Borrower, to borrow hereunder.
Section 3.02 Authorization. The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each of the Loan Documents to which it is a party and the consummation of each Transaction, at the time such Transaction is consummated, (i) have duly authorized by all requisite organizational action on the part of such Loan Party and (ii) do not and will not (x) violate (A) any provision of law, statute, rule or regulation, (B) the terms of the organizational documents of any Loan Party, (C) any order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any binding and enforceable arbitral award to which such Loan Party or its property is subject, or (D) any provision of any indenture or other instrument in respect of any Material Indebtedness or other material agreement to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary is a party or by which any of them or any of their property is or may be bound, (y) be in conflict with, result in a breach of or constitute (alone or with notice or lapse of time or both) a default under, or give rise to any right to accelerate or to require the prepayment, repurchase or redemption of any obligation under any such indenture or other instrument in respect of Material Indebtedness or other material agreement or (z) result in the creation or imposition of any Lien upon or with respect to any property or assets now owned or hereafter acquired by the Borrower or any Subsidiary.
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Section 3.03 Enforceability. This Agreement has been (or will have been on or prior to the Effective Date) duly executed and delivered by the Borrower and constitutes, and each other Loan Document when executed and delivered by each Loan Party thereto will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party enforceable against such Loan Party in accordance with its terms (subject to applicable bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject, as to enforceability, to equitable principles of general application (regardless of whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding in equity or at law)).
Section 3.04 Governmental Approvals. No authorization, action, exemption, consent or approval of, registration, notice or filing with or any other action by any Governmental Authority is necessary or will be required in connection with the Loan Documents and the consummation of the Transactions, except for (i) the filing of Uniform Commercial Code financing statements and other filings necessary to perfect Liens created under the Security Documents and (ii)  actions by, and notices to or filings with, Governmental Authorities (including, without limitation, the SEC) that may be required in the ordinary course of business from time to time or that may be required to comply with the express requirements of the Loan Documents (including, without limitation, to release existing Liens on the Collateral or to comply with requirements to perfect, and/or maintain the perfection of, Liens created under the Loan Documents).
Section 3.05 Financial Statements. The Borrower has heretofore furnished to the Lenders (a) the audited consolidated balance sheets and related consolidated statements of income, stockholders’ equity and comprehensive income and cash flows of the Borrower and its subsidiaries, as of and for the year ended December 31, 2016, (b) the unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related condensed statements of operations and cash flows of the Borrower and its subsidiaries as of and for the period ended September 30, 2017, and (c) the pro forma consolidated statement of income for (i) the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and (ii) the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2017, in each case reflecting the Brazos Acquisition. Such (i) financial statements described in clauses (a), (b) and (c) above in each case present fairly, in all material respects, the financial condition of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of such dates and for such periods, subject, in the case of the financial statements referred to clauses (b) and (c)(ii), to the absence of footnotes and to normal year-end audit adjustments. Such financial statements described in clauses (a), (b) and (c) above and the notes thereto disclose all material liabilities, direct or contingent, of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries, as of the dates thereof. Such financial statements described in clauses (a), (b) and (c) above were prepared in accordance with GAAP, applied on a consistent basis, subject, in the case of the financial statements referred to clauses (b) and (c)(ii), to the absence of footnotes and to normal year-end audit adjustments.
Section 3.06 No Material Adverse Change. Since September 30, 2017, there has been no material adverse effect on the business, assets, operations or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole.
Section 3.07 Title to Properties; Possession Under Leases. (a) Each of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries has good and indefeasible title to, or valid leasehold interests in, all its material properties and assets, except for minor defects in title that do not interfere with its
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ability to conduct its business as currently conducted or to utilize such properties and assets for their intended purposes. All such material properties and assets are free and clear of Liens, other than Liens expressly permitted by Section 6.02.
(b) Each of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries has complied with all material obligations under all material leases to which it is a party and all such leases are in full force and effect as of the Effective Date. Each of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries enjoys peaceful and undisturbed possession under all such material leases as of the Effective Date.
Section 3.08 Subsidiaries. Schedule 3.08 sets forth as of the Omnibus Amendment Effective Date a list of all Subsidiaries and, as to each such Subsidiary, the jurisdiction of formation, the outstanding Equity Interests therein and the percentage ownership interest of each class of such Equity Interests owned by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries therein. The Equity Interests indicated as owned (or to be owned) by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on Schedule 3.08 are owned by the Borrower, directly or indirectly, free and clear of all Liens (other than Liens permitted by Section 6.02). As of the Omnibus Amendment Effective Date, each Subsidiary of the Borrower that is a Material Subsidiary appears on Schedule 1.01(b).
Section 3.09 Litigation; Compliance with Laws. (a) Except as set forth on Schedule 3.09, there are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes at law, in equity, in arbitration, by or before any Governmental Authority now pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened or contemplated against the Borrower or any Subsidiary or any business, property or rights of any such person (i) that involve any Loan Document or any of the Transactions that could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect, or (ii) as to which there is a reasonable possibility of an adverse determination and that, if adversely determined, could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
(b) Since the date of this Agreement, there has been no adverse change in the status or financial effect on the Borrower and the Subsidiaries of the matters disclosed on Schedule 3.09 that, individually or in the aggregate, has resulted in, or materially increased the likelihood of, a Material Adverse Effect.
(c) None of the Borrower, any of the Subsidiaries or any of their respective material properties or assets is in violation of, nor will the continued operation of their material properties and assets as currently conducted violate, any law, rule or regulation (including any zoning, building, Environmental Law, ordinance, code or approval or any building permits), or is in default with respect to any judgment, writ, injunction, decree or order of any Governmental Authority, in each case where such violation or default could, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
Section 3.10 Agreements.  Neither the Borrower nor any of the Subsidiaries is in default in any manner under any provision of any indenture or other agreement or instrument, where such default has resulted in, or could, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
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Section 3.11 Federal Reserve Regulations. (a) None of the Loan Parties is engaged principally, or as one of its important activities, in the business of extending credit for the purpose of buying or carrying Margin Stock or in the business of purchasing or carrying Margin Stock.
(b) No part of the proceeds of any Loan or any Letter of Credit will be used, whether directly or indirectly, and whether immediately, incidentally or ultimately, for any purpose that entails a violation of, or that is inconsistent with, the provisions of the regulations of the Board, including Regulations T, U or X.
Section 3.12 Investment Company Act. Neither the Borrower nor any Subsidiary is or is required to be registered as an “investment company” as defined in, or subject to regulation under, the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Section 3.13 Use of Proceeds. The Borrower will use the proceeds of the Loans and will request the issuance of Letters of Credit (a) to consummate the Transactions, the Brazos Acquisition and the Project F Acquisition and to pay a portion of the fees, commissions and expenses associated therewith and (b) to provide working capital and for other general corporate purposes of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries.
Section 3.14 Tax Returns. Each of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries has filed or caused to be filed all federal, state, provincial, local and foreign Tax returns or materials required to have been filed by it and has paid or caused to be paid all Taxes due and payable by it and all assessments received by it, except Taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as applicable, shall have set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP. There is no proposed tax assessment against the Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
Section 3.15 No Material Misstatements. None of (a) the Confidential Information Memorandum or (b) any other information, report, financial statement, exhibit or schedule furnished by or on behalf of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the negotiation of any Loan Document or included therein or delivered pursuant thereto contained, contains or will contain any material misstatement of fact or omitted, omits or will omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were, are or will be made, not misleading; provided that to the extent any such information, report, financial statement, exhibit or schedule was based upon or constitutes a forecast or projection, the Borrower represents only that it acted in good faith and utilized reasonable assumptions and due care in the preparation of such information, report, financial statement, exhibit or schedule. The information included in any Beneficial Ownership Certification provided to any Lender in connection with this Agreement is true and correct in all respects as of the date delivered.
Section 3.16 Employee Benefit Plans. (a) The Borrower and each of its ERISA Affiliates is in compliance in all material respects with the applicable provisions of ERISA and the Code and the regulations and published interpretations thereunder, except where such noncompliance could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur that, when taken together with all
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other such ERISA Events, could reasonably be expected to result in liability of the Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as disclosed in Schedule 3.16(a), the present value of all benefit liabilities under each Plan (based on those assumptions used for purposes of Financial Accounting Standards No. 87) did not, as of the last annual valuation preceding the Effective Date, exceed the fair market value of the assets of such Plan.
(b) With respect to each scheme or arrangement mandated by a government other than the United States (a “Foreign Government Scheme or Arrangement”) and with respect to each employee benefit plan maintained or contributed to by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party that is not subject to United States (a “Foreign Plan”):
(i) any employer and employee contributions required by law or by the terms of any Foreign Government Scheme or Arrangement or any Foreign Plan have been made, or, if applicable, accrued, in accordance with normal accounting practices, except where the failure could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
(ii) the fair market value of the assets of each funded Foreign Plan, the liability of each insurer for any Foreign Plan funded through insurance or the book reserve established for any Foreign Plan, together with any accrued contributions, is sufficient to procure or provide for the accrued benefit obligations, as of the date hereof, with respect to all current and former participants in such Foreign Plan according to the actuarial assumptions and valuations most recently used to account for such obligations in accordance with applicable generally accepted accounting principles, except where the failure could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and
(iii) each Foreign Plan required to be registered has been registered and has been maintained in good standing with applicable regulatory authorities, except where the failure could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
Section 3.17 Environmental Matters. (a) Except as set forth in Schedule 3.17 and except with respect to any other matters that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, none of the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries (i) 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 necessary for the ownership and operation of their respective properties and the conduct of their respective businesses as currently conducted, (ii) has become subject to any Environmental Liability, (iii) has received notice of any claim with respect to any Environmental Liability or (iv) knows of any basis for any Environmental Liability.
(b) Since the date of this Agreement, there has been no change in the status of the matters disclosed on Schedule 3.17 that, individually or in the aggregate, has resulted in, or materially increased the likelihood of, a Material Adverse Effect.
Section 3.18 Insurance. The Borrower and the Subsidiaries are insured by insurance providers that it reasonably considers to be financially sound (including captive insurance companies, or through self-insurance), in such amounts, with such deductibles and covering such
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risks and liabilities are customarily carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in localities where the Borrower and its Subsidiaries operate.
Section 3.19 Security Documents. (a) The Pledge Agreement is effective to create in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Secured Parties referred to therein, a legal, valid and enforceable security interest in the Collateral (as defined in the Pledge Agreement) and, when such Collateral (to the extent such Collateral constitutes an instrument under the applicable Uniform Commercial Code) is delivered to the Administrative Agent, the Pledge Agreement shall constitute a fully perfected first priority Lien on, and security interest in, all right, title and interest of the pledgors thereunder in such Collateral, in each case prior and superior in right to any other person.
(b) The Security Agreement is effective to create in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Secured Parties referred to therein, a legal, valid and enforceable security interest in the Collateral (as defined in the Security Agreement) and, when financing statements in appropriate form are filed in the filing offices set forth on Schedule 3.19, the Security Agreement shall constitute a fully perfected Lien on, and security interest in, all right, title and interest of the grantors thereunder in such portion of the Collateral in which a security interest may be perfected by the filing of a financing statement under the applicable Uniform Commercial Code (other than the Intellectual Property, as defined in the Security Agreement), in each case prior and superior in right to any other person, other than with respect to Liens expressly permitted by Section 6.02.
(c) Schedule 3.19 sets forth, as of the Omnibus Amendment Effective Date, (a) the exact legal name of each Loan Party as it appears in its articles or certificate of incorporation (or equivalent organizational document), the state of its incorporation or formation and the organizational identification number (or a specific designation that one does not exist) issued by its jurisdiction of incorporation or formation and (b) each other legal name any Loan Party has had at any time during the five years preceding the Effective Date, together with the date of the relevant change.
Section 3.20 Intellectual Property. The Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries own or are licensed or otherwise have the legal right to use all of the patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, franchises, authorizations and other rights that are reasonably necessary for the operation of their respective businesses, except where the failure could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
Section 3.21 Labor Matters. As of the Effective Date, there are no strikes, lockouts or slowdowns against the Borrower or any Subsidiary pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened. The hours worked by and payments made to employees of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries have not been in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or any other applicable federal, state, provincial, local or foreign law dealing with such matters, except where such violation, either individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. All payments due from the Borrower or any Subsidiary, or for which any claim may be made against the Borrower or any Subsidiary, on account of wages and employee health and welfare insurance and other benefits, have been paid or accrued as a liability on the books of the Borrower or such Subsidiary, except where the failure to do the
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same, either individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
Section 3.22 Solvency. Immediately following the consummation of the Transactions and immediately following the making of each Loan and the giving of the Guarantee Agreement and after giving effect to the application of the proceeds of each Loan, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis will be Solvent.
Section 3.23 Foreign Assets Control Regulations, Sanctions, etc. None of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries is in violation of the FCPA, the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970 or any related or similar rules or regulations, issued, administered or enforced by any Governmental Authority that are applicable to it. Neither the Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, any director, officer or employee of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is a person, or owned or controlled by a person, that is the subject of any sanctions enforced or administered by OFAC, the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or Her Majesty’s Treasury (collectively, “Sanctions”), or located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is, or whose government is, the subject of Sanctions.
ARTICLE IV

Conditions of Lending and of Effectiveness
The obligations of the Lenders to make Loans and of the Issuing Banks to issue Letters of Credit hereunder are subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions:
Section 4.01 All Credit Events. On the date of each Borrowing, and on the date of each issuance, amendment, extension or renewal of a Letter of Credit (each such event being called a “Credit Event”):
(a) The Administrative Agent shall have received a notice of such Borrowing as required by Section 2.03 (or such notice shall have been deemed given in accordance with Section 2.03) or, in the case of the issuance, amendment, extension or renewal of a Letter of Credit, the Applicable Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent shall have received a notice requesting the issuance, amendment, extension or renewal of such Letter of Credit as required by Section 2.21(b) or, in the case of a Swing Line Loan, the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent shall have received a notice requesting such Swing Line Loan as required by Section 2.22.
(b) The representations and warranties set forth in Article III hereof and in each other Loan Document shall be true and correct in all material respects (provided that to the extent any representation and warranty is qualified as to “Material Adverse Effect” or otherwise as to “materiality”, such representation and warranty is true and correct in all respects) on and as of the date of such Credit Event with the same effect as though made on and as of such date, except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty is true and correct in all material respects (provided that to the extent any such representation and warranty is qualified as to “Material Adverse Effect” or otherwise as to “materiality”, such representation and warranty is true and correct in all respects) as of such earlier date.
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(c) The Borrower and each other Loan Party shall be in compliance with all the terms and provisions set forth herein and in each other Loan Document on its part to be observed or performed, and at the time of and immediately after such Credit Event, no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred and be continuing.
(d) As certified in the applicable notice of Borrowing, (i) upon the date of such Borrowing, and (ii) immediately after giving pro forma effect to the making of such Borrowing, the Cash Balance will not exceed the Cash Balance Borrowing Limit.
Each Credit Event shall be deemed to constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrower on the date of such Credit Event as to the matters specified in paragraphs (b) and, (c) and (d) of this Section 4.01.
Section 4.02 Effectiveness. The effectiveness of this Agreement and the amendment and restatement of the Existing Credit Agreement are subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions:
(a) On or before the Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall have received, on behalf of themselves, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks:
(i) this Agreement, executed by the Borrower, the Lenders and each of the other parties hereto, and all attached Exhibits and Schedules;
(ii) any Note requested by a Lender pursuant to Section 2.04 payable to such requesting Lender;
(iii) a favorable written opinion of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, counsel for the Borrower, substantially to the effect set forth in Exhibit H, (A) dated as of the Effective Date, (B) addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders, and (C) covering such other matters relating to the Loan Documents as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request, and the Borrower hereby requests such counsel to deliver such opinions;
(iv) a certificate as to the good standing or tax status of each Loan Party as of a recent date, from the Secretary of State or other relevant Governmental Authority of the state or jurisdiction of its organization;
(v) a certificate of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary (or such other corporate officer satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) of each Loan Party dated the Effective Date and certifying (1) that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of the organizational documents of each Loan Party as in effect on the Effective Date and on the date of the resolutions described in clause (2) below, (2) that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of resolutions duly adopted by the Board of Directors (or persons performing similar functions) of such Loan Party authorizing the Transactions to be entered into by such Loan Party and the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents to which such person is a party and, in the case of the Borrower, the borrowings hereunder, and that such resolutions have not been modified, rescinded or amended and are in full force and effect and (3) as to the incumbency and specimen
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signature of each officer executing any Loan Document or any other document delivered in connection herewith on behalf of such Loan Party;
(vi) a certificate, dated the Effective Date and signed by a Financial Officer of the Borrower, certifying (1) compliance with the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.01(b) and (c), and (2) based on the Borrower’s projections, in each case after giving pro forma effect (using the criteria therefor described in Section 6.04(i)) to the initial Borrowing contemplated hereunder, the Brazos Acquisition and the other transactions contemplated hereby, that the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, will be Solvent;
(vii) the Pledge Agreement duly executed by the parties thereto and (i) all the outstanding Equity Interests of each Material Subsidiary of the Borrower that is a Domestic Subsidiary (other than any Domestic Subsidiary that is a subsidiary of a Foreign Subsidiary) and (ii) 65% of (A) the voting Equity Interests and 100% of the nonvoting Equity Interests (if any) of each Material Subsidiary that is a first-tier Foreign Subsidiary directly owned by the Borrower or any Domestic Subsidiary of the Borrower, or (B) the Equity Interests in any Subsidiary which is a FSCHO, in each case, shall have been duly and validly pledged thereunder to the Administrative Agent for the ratable benefit of the Secured Parties, together with certificates representing such shares, if any, accompanied by instruments of transfer and stock powers endorsed in blank, shall be in the actual possession of the Administrative Agent, and the delivery of UCC-1 financing statements necessary to create a valid, legal and perfected first-priority Lien on the Collateral described therein (subject to any Lien expressly permitted by Section 6.02);
(viii) the Security Agreement duly executed by the Loan Parties party thereto and each document (including each financing statement) required by law or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to be filed, registered or recorded in order to create in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a valid, legal and perfected first-priority Lien on the Collateral (subject to any Lien expressly permitted by Section 6.02) described in such agreement (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall exclude any property or assets the granting of a Lien on which would result in adverse tax consequences to the Borrower or any Subsidiary);
(ix) the results of a search of the Uniform Commercial Code filings made with respect to each of the Loan Parties in the state (or other jurisdiction) within the U.S. in which such person is organized, and the other jurisdictions in which Uniform Commercial Code filings are to be made or amended pursuant to the preceding paragraph, together with copies of the financing statements disclosed by such search, and accompanied by evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that the Liens indicated in any such financing statement would be permitted under Section 6.02 or have been or will be contemporaneously released or terminated on the Effective Date;
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(x) the amended and restated engagement letter dated on or about the Effective Date executed by the Borrower;
(xi) the Guarantee Agreement duly executed by the parties thereto;
(xii) exiting agreements executed by the Exiting Lenders;
(xiii) unless otherwise waived by the Administrative Agent, a copy of, or a certificate as to coverage under, the insurance policies required by Section 5.02;
(xiv) true and correct copies of (1) the financial statements described in Section 3.05 and (2) projections prepared by management of the Borrower of balance sheets, income and cash flow statements of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries through December 31, 2021; and
(xv) all documentation and other information that the Administrative Agent, the Lead Arranger and the Lender shall have requested in order to comply with its respective obligations under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act, in each case to the extent such documentation and other information shall have been requested reasonably in advance of the Effective Date.
(b) On or before the Effective Date, the Administrative Agent and the Lead Arranger shall have received all Fees and other amounts due and payable on or prior to the Effective Date, including, to the extent invoiced, reimbursement or payment of all out-of-pocket expenses (including, without limitation, the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel for the Administrative Agent) required to be reimbursed or paid by the Borrower hereunder or under any other Loan Document.
(c) As of the Effective Date, no temporary restraining order, preliminary or permanent injunction or other order issued by any court of competent jurisdiction or Governmental Authority in connection with any of the Transactions or other legal restraint or prohibition preventing any of the Transactions is in effect.
(d) On the Effective Date, and after giving effect to the issuance of the 2018 Notes and any associated repayment of Indebtedness, the Borrower shall not have Loans outstanding under this Agreement in excess of $150,000,000.
(e) Prior to or contemporaneously with the Effective Date, the Borrower shall have issued 2018 Notes in an original principal amount of not less than $200,000,000.
(f) The Borrower shall have consummated the Brazos Acquisition.
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ARTICLE V

Affirmative Covenants
The Borrower covenants and agrees with each Lender that so long as this Agreement shall remain in effect and until the Commitments have been terminated and the principal of and interest on each Loan, all Fees and all other expenses or amounts payable under any Loan Document shall have been paid in full and all Letters of Credit have been canceled or have expired and all amounts drawn thereunder have been reimbursed in full, unless the Required Lenders shall otherwise consent in writing, the Borrower will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to:
Section 5.01 Existence; Businesses and Properties. (a) Do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its legal existence and (to the extent the concept is applicable in such jurisdiction) good standing under the legal requirements of the jurisdiction of its formation, except as otherwise expressly permitted under Section 6.05, except where failure to do so could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(b) Qualify and remain qualified as a foreign entity in each jurisdiction in which qualification is necessary in view of its business and operations or the ownership of its properties, except where failure to do so could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(c) Do or cause to be done all things necessary to obtain, preserve, renew, extend, maintain and keep in full force and effect the rights, privileges, licenses, permits, franchises, authorizations, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade names material to the conduct of its business, except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; maintain and operate such business in substantially the manner in which it is presently conducted and operated; comply in all material respects with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, decrees and orders of any Governmental Authority, whether now in effect or hereafter enacted, except where the failure do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and at all times maintain and preserve all property material to the conduct of such business and keep such property in good repair, working order and condition and from time to time make, or cause to be made, all needful and proper repairs, renewals, additions, improvements and replacements thereto necessary in order that the business carried on in connection therewith may be properly conducted at all times, except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
Section 5.02 Insurance. (a) Maintain insurance with insurance providers that it reasonably considers to be financially sound (including captive insurance companies, or through self-insurance), in such amounts, with such deductibles and covering such risks and liabilities are customarily carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in localities where the Borrower and its Subsidiaries operate.
(b) Cause all such policies covering any Collateral to be endorsed or otherwise amended to include a customary lender’s loss payable endorsement or name the Administrative Agent as loss payee as their interests may appear, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory
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to the Administrative Agent, which endorsement shall provide that, from and after the Effective Date, if the insurance carrier shall have received written notice from the Administrative Agent of the occurrence of an Event of Default, the insurance carrier shall pay all proceeds otherwise payable to the applicable Loan Party under such policies directly to the Administrative Agent; deliver original or certified copies of all such policies to the Administrative Agent; cause each such policy to provide that it shall not be canceled, modified or not renewed (i) by reason of nonpayment of premium upon not less than 10 days’ (or such shorter period as acceptable to the Administrative Agent) prior written notice thereof by the insurer to the Administrative Agent (giving the Administrative Agent the right to cure defaults in the payment of premiums), or (ii) for any other reason upon not less than 30 days’ (or such shorter period as acceptable to the Administrative Agent) prior written notice thereof by the insurer to the Administrative Agent; deliver to the Administrative Agent, evidence of the insurance maintained pursuant to paragraph (a) above; cause all liability insurance policies maintained by any Loan Party to name the Administrative Agent as an additional insured.
Section 5.03 Obligations and Taxes. Pay its Indebtedness and other obligations promptly and in accordance with their terms and pay and discharge promptly when due all Taxes, assessments and governmental charges or levies imposed upon it or upon its income or profits or in respect of its property, before the same shall become delinquent or in default, as well as all lawful claims for labor, materials and supplies or otherwise that, if unpaid, might give rise to a Lien upon such properties or any part thereof; provided, however, that such payment and discharge shall not be required with respect to any such obligation Tax, assessment, charge, levy or claim so long as the validity or amount thereof shall be contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and the Borrower or Subsidiary shall have set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP and such contest operates to suspend collection of the contested obligation, tax, assessment or charge and enforcement of a Lien.
Section 5.04 Financial Statements, Reports, etc. Furnish to the Administrative Agent and, in the case of Section 5.04(f) or (g), the applicable Lender:
(a) within five Business Days after the date in each fiscal year on which the Borrower is required to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K with the SEC (or would be required if the Borrower is no longer required to file regular and periodic reports with the SEC), in each case without giving effect to any extension thereof, the audited consolidated balance sheet and related consolidated statements of income, stockholders’ equity and comprehensive income and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, showing its consolidated financial condition as of the close of such fiscal year and the results of its operations and the operations of its consolidated Subsidiaries during such year and setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year, audited by independent public accountants of recognized national standing and accompanied by an opinion of such accountants (which 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) to the effect that such consolidated financial statements fairly present in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP;
(b) within five Business Days after each date in each fiscal year on which the Borrower is required to file a Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with the SEC (or would be
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required if the Borrower is no longer required to file regular and periodic reports with the SEC), in each case without giving effect to any extension thereof, the unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related condensed statements of operations and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, showing its consolidated financial condition as of the close of such fiscal quarter and the results of its operations and the operations of its consolidated Subsidiaries during such fiscal quarter and the then elapsed portion of the fiscal year and setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding period in the previous fiscal year, all certified by one of its Financial Officers as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes;
(c) concurrently with any delivery of financial statements under paragraph (a) or (b) above, a certificate in the form of Exhibit I (a “Compliance Certificate”) of a Financial Officer (i) certifying that no Event of Default or Default has occurred or, if such an Event of Default or Default has occurred, specifying the nature and extent thereof and any corrective action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto and (ii) setting forth computations in detail reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent demonstrating compliance with the covenants contained in Sections 6.10, 6.11 and 6.12;
(d) promptly upon receipt thereof, copies of any audit or other reports delivered to the board of directors of the Borrower (or the audit committee of such board) by an independent registered public accounting firm in connection with such firm’s audit of the consolidated financial statements of the Borrower if such reports identify material weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting of the Borrower;
(e) promptly after the same become publicly available, copies of all periodic and other reports, proxy statements and other materials (other than filings under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) filed by the Borrower or any Subsidiary with the SEC, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any or all of the functions of said Commission, or with any national securities exchange, or distributed to its shareholders, as the case may be, and all press releases;
(f) promptly, following a request by any Lender, all documentation and other information that such Lender reasonably requests in order to comply with its ongoing obligations under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act; and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation;
(g) promptly, from time to time, such other information regarding the operations, business affairs and financial condition of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, or compliance with the terms of any Loan Document, as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may reasonably request.;
(h) on or prior to June 30, 2020, (i) the unaudited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, showing its consolidated financial condition as of May 31, 2020 certified by one of its Financial Officers as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnote, and (ii) a
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Borrowing Base Certificate calculating the Borrowing Base based on the monthly balance sheet delivered concurrently therewith;
(i) as soon as available and in any event not later than 30 days after each calendar month end (commencing with June 30, 2020 and continuing through and including the calendar month end that occurs immediately prior to the delivery of the quarterly financial statements for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2021 as required under Section 5.04(b) above), (i) the monthly unaudited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, showing its consolidated financial condition as of such calendar month end certified by one of its Financial Officers as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnote, and (ii) a Borrowing Base Certificate certified by one of its Financial Officers calculating the Borrowing Base based on the monthly balance sheet delivered concurrently therewith; and
(j) if the Cash Balance as of the last Business Day of any calendar week is greater than the Cash Balance Sweep Limit (or if otherwise requested by the Administrative Agent), a report by the immediately following Cash Balance Sweep Date setting forth the calculation of the Cash Balance as of such last Business Day of the subject calendar week and certified by a Financial Officer of the Borrower.
Documents required to be delivered pursuant this Section 5.04 may be delivered electronically and, in the case of Sections 5.04(a), (b) or (e) shall be deemed to have been delivered if such documents, or one or more annual, quarterly or other reports or filings containing such documents (including, in the case of certifications required pursuant to Section 5.04(b), the certifications accompanying any such quarterly report pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002), (i) shall have been posted or provided a link to on the Borrower’s website on the Internet at www.oilstatesintl.com, (ii) shall be available on the website of the SEC at http://www.sec.gov or (iii) shall have been posted on the Borrower’s behalf on SyndTrak or another website, if any, to which each Lender and the Administrative Agent have access (whether a commercial, third-party website or whether sponsored by the Administrative Agent). No Administrative Agent shall have an 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 Borrower 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 Borrower hereby acknowledges that the Administrative Agent will make available to the Lenders and the Issuing Banks materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of the Loan Parties hereunder (collectively, the “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on SyndTrak or another similar electronic system (the “Platform”).
Section 5.05 Litigation and Other Notices. Upon obtaining knowledge thereof, furnish to the Administrative Agent prompt written notice of each of the following:
(a) any Event of Default or Default, specifying the nature and extent thereof and the corrective action (if any) taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto;
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(b) the filing or commencement of any action, suit or proceeding, whether at law or in equity or by or before any Governmental Authority, against the Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof that could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;
(c) the occurrence of any ERISA Event that, alone or together with any other such events that have occurred, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;
(d) a copy of any form of written notice, summons, material correspondence or citation received from any Governmental Authority or any other person, (i) concerning material violations or alleged violations of Environmental Laws, which seeks or threatens to impose liability on the Borrower or its Subsidiaries therefor, (ii) alleging liability for any material action or omission on the part of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with any Release of Hazardous Material, (iii) providing any written notice of potential responsibility or liability under any Environmental Law, or (iv) concerning the filing of a Lien other than a Permitted Lien upon, against or in connection with the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, or any of their leased or owned material property, wherever located, in each of cases (i) through (iv) that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a liability (to the extent not covered by insurance) of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in an aggregate amount exceeding $25,000,000; or
(e) any development that has resulted in, or could reasonably be expected to result in, a Material Adverse Effect.; and
(f) any completion of an Asset Sale under Section 6.05(b) or Section 6.05(c) and any receipt of Net Cash Proceeds of any such Asset Sale.
Section 5.06 Information Regarding Collateral. Furnish to the Administrative Agent prompt (and in any event within 30 days) written notice (a) of any change in the legal name, corporate structure, jurisdiction of organization or formation or organizational identification number within thirty (30) days after the occurrence thereof; and (b) if any material portion of the Collateral is expropriated, damaged or destroyed.
Section 5.07 Maintaining Records; Access to Properties and Inspections. Keep proper books of record and account in which full, true and correct entries in conformity with GAAP and all requirements of law are made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities. Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, permit any representatives designated by the Administrative Agent or any Lender to visit and inspect the financial records and the properties of the Borrower or any Subsidiary and to make extracts from and copies of such financial records, and permit any representatives designated by the Administrative Agent or any Lender to discuss the affairs, finances and condition of the Borrower or any Subsidiary with the officers thereof and independent accountants therefor, all at the expense of the Borrower and at such reasonable times during normal business hours and as often as may be reasonably desired, upon reasonable advance notice to the applicable Loan Party or Subsidiary; provided that the Loan Parties shall be responsible for such expenses not more than one (1) time per year unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, in which case the Loan Parties shall be responsible for all such expenses.
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Section 5.08 Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds of the Loans and request the issuance of Letters of Credit and use the proceeds thereof only for the purposes set forth in Section 3.13 and not in violation of Section 3.11 or 3.23. The Borrower will not, directly or indirectly, use the proceeds of the Loans or Letters of Credit, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person, (i) for the purpose of funding any activities or business of or with any person, or in any country or territory, that, at the time of such funding, is, or whose government is, the subject of Sanctions, or (ii) in any other manner that would result in a violation of Sanctions by any person (including any person participating in the Loans or Letters of Credit).
Section 5.09 Further Assurances. At its sole cost and expense, (a) execute any and all further documents, financing statements, agreements and instruments, and take all further action (including filing Uniform Commercial Code and other financing statements) that may be required under applicable law, or that the Administrative Agent may reasonably request, in order to effectuate the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents and in order to grant, preserve, protect and perfect the validity and first priority of the security interests created or intended to be created by the Security Documents.
(b) Cause any subsequently acquired or organized Domestic Subsidiary that is a Material Subsidiary or any Domestic Subsidiary that was not a Material Subsidiary that subsequently becomes a Material Subsidiary, to execute a supplement making it a party to the Guarantee Agreement and each applicable Security Document in favor of the Administrative Agent, in each case within thirty (30) days (or such longer period as may be agreed to by the Administrative Agent) after such acquisition, organization or change in status.
(c) From time to time, promptly secure the Obligations by pledging or creating, or causing to be pledged or created, perfected security interests with respect to such of their respective personal property located within the United States as the Administrative Agent shall designate (it being understood that it is the intent of the parties that the Obligations of the Borrower shall be secured by substantially all the material personal property of the Borrower and the Guarantors located in the United States (including 100% of the Equity Interests of Material Subsidiaries that are Domestic Subsidiaries, but excluding any voting Equity Interests in excess of 65% of each class of such voting Equity Interests in (i) Material Subsidiaries that are first-tier Foreign Subsidiaries and that are directly owned by the Borrower or any Domestic Subsidiary thereof or (ii) any FSHCO). Such security interests and Liens will be created under the Security Documents and other security agreements, instruments and documents in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and the Borrower shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Lenders all such instruments and documents (including legal opinions and lien searches) as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request to evidence compliance with this Section. The Borrower agrees to provide such evidence as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request as to the perfection and priority status of each such security interest and Lien. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the parties agree that (i) recordings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office will not be required with respect to registered trademarks, trademark applications and copyrights of any Loan Party and (ii) the collateral for the Facilities shall exclude any property or assets the granting of a Lien on which would result in adverse federal income tax consequences to the Borrower or any Subsidiary.
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Section 5.10 Field Exams. During the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, permit the Administrative Agent to, at any reasonable time and upon reasonable prior notice, perform one Field Exam per calendar year at the Borrower’s sole cost and expense.

ARTICLE VI

Negative Covenants
The Borrower covenants and agrees with each Lender that, so long as this Agreement shall remain in effect and until the Commitments have been terminated and the principal of and interest on each Loan, all Fees and all other expenses or amounts payable under any Loan Document have been paid in full and all Letters of Credit have been canceled or have expired and all amounts drawn thereunder have been reimbursed in full, unless the Required Lenders shall otherwise consent in writing, the Borrower will not, nor will it cause or permit any of its Subsidiaries to:
Section 6.01 Indebtedness. On or after the Effective Date, incur, create, assume or permit to exist any Indebtedness, except:
(a) Indebtedness existing on the date hereof and set forth in Schedule 6.01, and any extensions, renewals or replacements of such Indebtedness to the extent the principal amount of such Indebtedness is not increased, neither the final maturity nor the weighted average life to maturity of such Indebtedness is decreased, such Indebtedness, if subordinated to the Obligations, remains so subordinated on terms not less favorable to the Lenders and the original obligors in respect of such Indebtedness remain the only obligors thereon;
(b) Indebtedness created hereunder and under the other Loan Documents;
(c) intercompany Indebtedness of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries to the extent permitted by Sections 6.04(a), (f), (k), (l) and (m);
(d) Indebtedness under bid bonds, labor and materials payment bonds, performance bonds and similar bonds or bank guarantees or with respect to workers’ compensation claims, in each case incurred in the ordinary course of business;
(e) unsecured Indebtedness of the Borrower and Guarantees thereof by the Guarantors (including Convertible Indebtedness); provided that:
(i)  as of the date of incurrence, the Borrower would be in compliance with the covenants set forth in Sections 6.10, 6.11 and 6.12 as of the most recently completed period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending prior to such transaction for which the financial statements required by Section 5.04(a) or 5.04(b) have been delivered or for which comparable financial statements have been filed with the SEC (and if such Indebtedness is incurred after the delivery of the financial statements for September 30, 2020 but prior to the delivery of financial statements for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 20182021, the Borrower would be in pro forma compliance with the covenants set forth in Sections 6.10, 6.11 and 6.12 for the applicable fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2018 as if such ratios were then applicablecovenants did apply), after giving pro forma
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effect (using the criteria therefor described in Section 6.04(i)) to such transaction as if such transaction had occurred as of the first day of such period; and
(ii)  the terms of such Indebtedness shall not contain or otherwise impose (A) any representations, warranties, covenants, conditions, mandatory prepayments, events of default, remedies or other provisions that (1) are not usual and customary with respect to such type of Indebtedness given the then prevailing market conditions, or (2) are materially more restrictive or burdensome than the terms and provisions set forth in this Agreement; provided that, the inclusion of any covenant that is usual and customary with respect to such type of Indebtedness given the then prevailing market conditions and that is not found in this Agreement shall not be deemed to be more restrictive for purposes of this sub-clause (A)(2), (B) any scheduled amortization or other scheduled requirement to purchase, redeem, retire, tender, defease, or establish a sinking fund other than (i) scheduled amortization of no more than 1.0% of the initial aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness per annum to the extent such amortization is customary for such type of Indebtedness, and (ii) at scheduled maturity date, or (C) a scheduled maturity date that is earlier than 91 days after the Maturity Date in effect at the time such Indebtedness is incurred;
(iii) no Default or Event of Default exists on the date of incurrence of such Indebtedness or will occur immediately after, and as a result of, the issuance of such Indebtedness and any concurrent repayment of Indebtedness with the proceeds of such incurrence; and
(iv) no Person shall be obligated with respect thereto other than a Loan Party;
(f) secured Indebtedness of the Borrower and Guarantees thereof by the Guarantors not otherwise permitted under this Section 6.01; provided that, as of the date of incurrence, (i) the Liens securing such Debt are permitted under Section 6.02(m) and (ii) the Borrower would be in compliance with the covenants set forth in Sections 6.10, 6.11 and 6.12 as of the most recently completed period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending prior to such transaction for which the financial statements required by Section 5.04(a) or 5.04(b) have been delivered or for which comparable financial statements have been filed with the SEC (and if such Indebtedness is incurred prior to the delivery of financial statements for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2018, the Borrower would be in pro forma compliance with the covenants set forth in Sections 6.10, 6.11 and 6.12 for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2018 as if such ratios were then applicable), after giving pro forma effect (using the criteria therefor described in Section 6.04(i)) to such transaction as if such transaction had occurred as of the first day of such period; and
(g) Indebtedness of the Domestic Subsidiaries and guaranties thereunder by the Borrower in an aggregate principal amount (together with the outstanding principal amount of Indebtedness of Foreign Subsidiaries and FSHCOs permitted under clause (h)) not to exceed when incurred 10% of the Borrower’s Consolidated Net Worth calculated as of the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements are available;
(h) Indebtedness of the Borrower’s Foreign Subsidiaries and FSHCOs in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed when incurred the greater of (i) $75,000,000 and (ii) 7.5% of the
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Borrower’s Consolidated Net Worth calculated as of the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements are available;
(i) the 2018 Notes; and
(j) to the extent constituting Indebtedness, the Borrower may enter into Hedging Agreements that would be permitted by Section 6.13 and Permitted Bond Hedge Transactions relating to Convertible Indebtedness permitted under this Agreement.
Section 6.02 Liens. On or after the Effective Date, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Lien on any property or assets (including stock or other securities of any person, including any Subsidiary) now owned or hereafter acquired by it or on any income or revenues or rights in respect of any thereof, except (collectively, the “Permitted Liens”):
(a) Liens existing on the Effective Date and set forth in Schedule 6.02; provided that such Liens shall secure only those obligations which they secure on the date hereof and extensions, renewals and replacements thereof permitted hereunder;
(b) any Lien created under the Loan Documents;
(c) Liens for taxes not yet due or which are being contested in compliance with Section 5.03;
(d) carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s or other like Liens arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not due and payable or which are being contested in compliance with Section 5.03;
(e) Liens (other than any Lien imposed by ERISA), pledges and deposits made in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workmen’s compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws or regulations;
(f) deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts (other than for Indebtedness), leases (including Capital Lease Obligations), statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature incurred in the ordinary course of business;
(g) zoning restrictions, easements, rights-of-way, restrictions on use of real property and other similar encumbrances incurred in the ordinary course of business which, in the aggregate, are not substantial in amount and do not materially detract from the value of the property subject thereto or interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries;
(h) Liens arising out of judgments or awards in respect of which the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries shall in good faith be prosecuting an appeal or proceedings for review in respect of which there shall be secured a subsisting stay of execution pending such appeal or proceedings; provided that the aggregate amount of all such judgments or awards (and any cash and the fair market value of any property subject to such Liens) does not exceed $10,000,000 at any time outstanding;
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(i) [Reserved];
(j) [Reserved];
(k) purchase money security interests in real property, improvements thereto or equipment hereafter acquired (or, in the case of improvements, constructed) by the Borrower or any Subsidiary; provided that (i) such security interests secure Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01, (ii) such security interests are incurred, and the Indebtedness secured thereby is created, within 90 days after such acquisition (or construction), (iii) the Indebtedness secured thereby does not exceed 90% of the lesser of the cost or the fair market value of such real property, improvements or equipment at the time of such acquisition (or construction) and (iv) such security interests do not apply to any other property or assets of the Borrower or any Subsidiary;
(l) [Reserved]; and
(m) Liens securing Indebtedness and not otherwise permitted under this Section 6.02; provided, that (i) during the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, the aggregate principal amount of all Debt secured by such Liens does not exceed $5,000,000 and (ii) at all other times, the aggregate principal amount of all Debt secured by such Liens does not exceed 7.5% of the Borrower’s Consolidated Net Worth calculated on the date of incurrence as of the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements are available; provided, further, that no Lien permitted under this clause (m) shall extend to or cover any Collateral.
Section 6.03 Sale and Lease-Back Transactions. Enter into any arrangement, directly or indirectly, with any person whereby it shall sell or transfer any property, real or personal, used or useful in its business, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, and thereafter rent or lease such property or other property which it intends to use for substantially the same purpose or purposes as the property being sold or transferred unless the Indebtedness or Liens arising therefrom, if any, are permitted by Section 6.01 and 6.02, respectively.
Section 6.04 Investments, Loans and Advances. Purchase, hold or acquire any Equity Interests, evidences of indebtedness or other securities of, make or permit to exist any loans or advances to, or make or permit to exist any investment or any other interest in, any other person (referred to herein as an “Investment”), except:
(a) Investments of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in existence on the Effective Date and set forth on Schedule 6.04;
(b) Permitted Investments;
(c) accounts receivable owing to the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries arising from sales of inventory or the provision of services in the ordinary course of business;
(d) advances to directors, officers and employees of the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries to meet expenses incurred by such directors, officers and employees in the ordinary course of business, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $5,000,000 at any time outstanding;
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(e) securities of any customer of the Borrower or any Subsidiary received in lieu of cash payment, if the Borrower reasonably deems such customer to be in a reorganization or unable to make a timely cash payment on Indebtedness of such customer owing to it, provided that the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, has paid no new consideration (other than forgiveness of Indebtedness) therefor;
(f) Investments of a Loan Party in or to another Loan Party;
(g) [Reserved];
(h) the Borrower may enter into Hedging Agreements to the extent permitted by Section 6.13;
(i) prior to and after the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries may acquire all or substantially all the assets of a person or line of business of such person, or Equity Interests of a person that would become a wholly owned Subsidiary (in each case referred to herein as the “Acquired Entity”); provided that at the time of such transaction:
(i) both before and after giving effect thereto, no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred and be continuing;
(ii) the Borrower would be in compliance with the covenants set forth in Sections 6.10, 6.11 and 6.12 as of the most recently completed period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending prior to such transaction for which the financial statements required by Section 5.04(a) or 5.04(b) have been delivered or for which comparable financial statements have been filed with the SEC (and if such Investment were made prior to the delivery of financial statements for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2018, the Borrower would be in pro forma compliance with the covenants set forth in Sections 6.10, 6.11 and 6.12 for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2018 as if such ratios were then applicable ), after giving pro forma effect to such transaction and to any other event occurring during or after such period as to which pro forma recalculation is appropriate (including any Asset Sale and any other transaction described in this Section 6.04(i) occurring during or after such period) as if such transaction had occurred as of the first day of such period; provided that the requirement in this clause (ii) shall not apply to the Project F Acquisition;
(iii) if the Acquired Entity is a foreign Person, such acquisition is within the limitations of Section 6.04(m) or Section 6.04(n); and
(iv) after giving effect to such acquisition, there must be at least $25,000,000 of the Total Commitment unused and available;
provided, however that all pro forma calculations required to be made pursuant to this Section 6.04(i) shall (A) include only those adjustments that would be permitted or required by Regulation S-X under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and (B) be certified to by a Financial Officer as having been prepared in good faith based upon reasonable assumptions;
(j) Investments consisting of non-cash proceeds of Asset Sales;
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(k) [Reserved];
(k) during the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries may acquire all or substantially all the assets of a person or line of business of such person, or Equity Interests of a person that would become a wholly owned Subsidiary (in each case referred to herein as the “Acquired Entity”); provided, that at the time of such transaction:
(i) both before and after giving effect thereto, no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred and be continuing;
(ii) if the Acquired Entity is a foreign Person, such acquisition is within the limitations of Section 6.04(m);
(iii) the aggregate amount of consideration of all acquisitions under this Section 6.04(k) shall not exceed $25,000,000; and
(iv) after giving effect to such acquisition, there must be at least $50,000,000 of the Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit unused and available;
provided, however that all pro forma calculations required to be made pursuant to this Section 6.04(k) shall be certified to by a Financial Officer as having been prepared in good faith based upon reasonable assumptions;
(l) Investments by a Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party in or to a Loan Party; and
(m) other Investments, without duplication, in an aggregate amount (valued at cost or outstanding principal amount, as the case may be) not greater than (i) during the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, $10,000,000 and (ii) at all other times, 15% of the Borrower’s Consolidated Net Worth calculated on the date of such Investment as of the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements are available; provided, that, no Investment in or acquisition of any Foreign Subsidiary or FSHCO and otherwise permitted under this Section 6.04(nm) shall be made after the Effective Date if as of the date such Investment is made hereunder: (x) a Default under Section 7.01(b), (c), (g) or (h) or Event of Default exists or would immediately result therefrom, or (y) immediately after giving effect to each such Investment or acquisition, Liquidity is less than $50,000,000.
Section 6.05 Mergers, Consolidations, Sales of Assets and Acquisitions. (a)
(a)  Merge, amalgamate or consolidate with or into any other person, or permit any other person to merge, amalgamate or consolidate with or into it, or sell, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of (in one transaction or in a series of transactions) as part of any Asset Sale all or substantially all of the assets of a Loan Party (whether now owned or hereafter acquired) or less than all or substantially all of the Equity Interests of any Loan Party (in each case, whether now owned or hereafter acquired), or liquidate or dissolve, except that (aA) the Borrower may merge, amalgamate or consolidate with any person provided that (i) no Change in Control occurs, (ii) immediately after giving effect to any such proposed transaction, no Default or Event of Default would exist, and (iii) the Borrower is the surviving entity, (bB) the Borrower may merge or amalgamate with any of its wholly owned Subsidiaries, provided that immediately after
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giving effect to any such proposed transaction no Default would exist and the Borrower is the surviving entity, (cC) any Subsidiary may merge into or consolidate with any other wholly owned Subsidiary (or, in order to consummate a Permitted Acquisition, any other person) in a transaction in which the surviving entity is a wholly owned Subsidiary and (except in the case of Permitted Acquisitions) no person other than the Borrower or a wholly owned Subsidiary receives any consideration, provided that (i) the requirements of Section 6.04(i) are met with respect to such merger described in this clause (cC) and (ii) if any such merger described in this clause (cC) shall involve a Loan Party, the surviving entity of such merger shall be or become a Loan Party and (dD) any Subsidiary of the Borrower may liquidate or dissolve if the Borrower determines in good faith that such liquidation or dissolution is in the best interests of the Borrower and is not materially disadvantageous to the Lenders.
(b) During the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, engage in any Asset Sale not otherwise permitted under paragraph (a) above unless (i) such consideration is at least equal to the fair market value of the assets being sold, transferred, leased or disposed of, (ii) the aggregate fair market value of all assets sold, transferred, leased or disposed of pursuant to this paragraph (b) shall not exceed $50,000,000, (iii) at least 75% of such consideration shall consist of cash or cash equivalents, (iv) after giving effect to such transaction, there must be at least $50,000,000 of the Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit unused and available, and (v) the Commitments are reduced as provided in Section 2.09(c).
(c) (b) EngagePrior to and after the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, engage in any Asset Sale not otherwise permitted under paragraph (a) above unless (i) such consideration is at least equal to the fair market value of the assets being sold, transferred, leased or disposed of, (ii) the aggregate fair market value of all assets sold, transferred, leased or disposed of pursuant to this paragraph (c) and paragraph (b) above, after the Effective Date shall not exceed 15% of Consolidated Net Worth calculated on the date of incurrence as of the most recent fiscal quarter for which financial statements are available in the aggregate, and (iii) at least 75% of such consideration shall consist of cash or cash equivalents.
Section 6.06 Restricted Payments; Restrictive Agreements. (a)
(a)  Declare or make, or agree to declare or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment (including pursuant to any Synthetic Purchase Agreement), or incur any obligation (contingent or otherwise) to do so; provided, however, that
(i) (i) any Subsidiary may declare and pay dividends or make other distributions ratably to its equity holders of a given class,;
(ii) (ii) so long as no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, the Borrower may repurchase its Equity Interests owned by employees of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries or make payments to employees of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries upon termination of employment in connection with the exercise of stock options, stock appreciation rights or similar equity incentives or equity based incentives pursuant to management incentive plans or in connection with the death or disability of such employees in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000,000 in any fiscal year,;
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(iii) (iii) with respect to Convertible Indebtedness that is permitted under this Agreement, (A) the Borrower may issue or otherwise deliver shares of its common stock and make cash payments in connection with any conversion of Convertible Indebtedness from and after the Effective Date, provided that, subject to proviso at the end of this Section 6.06(a)(iii), such cash payments (excluding any cash payments in lieu of issuing any fractional shares of common stock) are in an aggregate amount not exceeding the sum of (x) the principal amount of such Convertible Indebtedness plus (y) any payments received by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to the exercise, settlement or termination of any related Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, (B) the Borrower may make any payments in connection with a Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction and the settlement of any related Permitted Warrant Transaction by (x) delivery of shares of the Borrower’s common stock upon settlement thereof, or (y) payment of an early termination amount thereof in common stock upon any early termination thereof and (C) the Borrower may make payments of interest on such Convertible Indebtedness in accordance with its terms, and; provided further that, notwithstanding the foregoing, during the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, the aggregate of cash payments permitted under clause (A) above shall be limited to any payments received by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to the exercise, settlement or termination of any related Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction and, for the avoidance of doubt, cash payments in lieu of issuing any fractional shares of common stock;
(iv) (iv)prior to the Omnibus Amendment Effective Date and after the Financial Covenant Suspension Period, so long as (A) no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred and be continuing or result therefrom, (B) at least $25,000,000 of the Total Commitment is unused and available after giving effect to such Restricted Payment, and (C) the Borrower would be in compliance with the covenants set forth in Sections 6.10, 6.11 and 6.12 (as of the most recently completed period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending prior to such transaction for which the financial statements required by Section 5.04(a) or 5.04(b) have been delivered or for which comparable financial statements have been filed with the SEC (and if such Restricted Payment is incurred prior to the delivery of financial statements for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2018, the Borrower would be in pro forma compliance with the covenants set forth in Sections 6.10, 6.11 and 6.12 for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2018 as if such ratios were then applicable), after giving pro forma effect (using the criteria therefor described in Section 6.04(i)) to such transaction and to any other event occurring during or after such period as to which pro forma recalculation is appropriate as if such transaction had occurred as of the first day of such period), the Borrower may make Restricted Payments in any amount.; and
(v) from and after the Omnibus Amendment Effective Date and until the Financial Covenant Suspension Period ends, so long as (A) no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred and be continuing or result therefrom, (B) at least $25,000,000 of the Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit is unused and available after giving effect to such Restricted Payment, and (C) the Senior Leverage Ratio (as of the most recently completed period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending prior to such transaction for which the financial statements required by Section 5.04(a) or 5.04(b) have been delivered or for which comparable financial statements have been filed
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with the SEC as if such ratios were then applicable) shall be no greater than 2.25 to 1.00 after giving pro forma effect (using the criteria therefor described in Section 6.04(i)) to such transaction and to any other event occurring during or after such period as to which pro forma recalculation is appropriate as if such transaction had occurred as of the first day of such period), the Borrower may make Restricted Payments in an aggregate amount under this clause (v) not to exceed $10,000,000.
(b) Enter into, incur or permit to exist any agreement or other arrangement that prohibits, restricts or imposes any condition upon (i) the ability of the Borrower or any Subsidiary to create, incur or permit to exist any Lien upon any of its property or assets in favor of the Administrative Agent or any successor thereto hereunder or under any agreement that replaces or refinances this Agreement, or (ii) the ability of any Subsidiary to pay dividends or other distributions with respect to any of its Equity Interests or to make or repay loans or advances to the Borrower or any other Subsidiary or to Guarantee Indebtedness of the Borrower or any other Subsidiary; provided that (A) the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions and conditions imposed by law or by any Loan Document, (B) the foregoing shall not apply to customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to the sale of a Subsidiary pending such sale, provided such restrictions and conditions apply only to the Subsidiary that is to be sold and such sale is permitted hereunder, (C) the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions and conditions imposed on any Foreign Subsidiary by the terms of any Indebtedness of such Foreign Subsidiary permitted to be incurred hereunder, (D) clause (i) of the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions or conditions imposed by any agreement relating to secured Indebtedness permitted by this Agreement if such restrictions or conditions apply only to the property or assets securing such Indebtedness, and (E) clause (i) of the foregoing shall not apply to customary provisions in leases and other contracts restricting the assignment thereof.
Section 6.07 Transactions with Affiliates. Except for transactions by or among Loan Parties and transactions expressly permitted under this Agreement, sell or transfer any property or assets to, or purchase or acquire any property or assets from, or otherwise engage in any other transactions with, any of its Affiliates, except that the Borrower or any Subsidiary may engage in any of the foregoing transactions in the ordinary course of business at prices and on terms and conditions not less favorable to the Borrower or such Subsidiary than could be obtained on an arm’s-length basis from unrelated third parties.
Section 6.08 Business of the Borrower and Subsidiaries. Engage at any time in any business or business activity other than providing products and services to the energy industry and business activities reasonably incidental thereto.
Section 6.09 Other Indebtedness and Agreements. (a) Permit any waiver, supplement, modification, amendment, termination or release of any indenture, instrument or agreement pursuant to which any Material Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries is outstanding, if the effect of such waiver, supplement, modification, amendment, termination or release would increase the interest rate thereon, shorten the final maturity or the average life thereof or cause an Event of Default.
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(b) Make any distribution, whether in cash, property, securities or a combination thereof, other than regular scheduled payments of principal and interest as and when due (to the extent not prohibited by applicable subordination provisions), in respect of, or pay, or offer or commit to pay, or directly or indirectly (including pursuant to any Synthetic Purchase Agreement) redeem, repurchase, retire or otherwise acquire for consideration, or set apart any sum for the aforesaid purposes, any Subject Indebtedness, except (i) as to Convertible Indebtedness, to the extent the Borrower could make a Restricted Payment pursuant to Section 6.06(a)(iii), (iii) as to other Subject Indebtedness, to the extent the Borrower could make a Restricted Payment pursuant to Section 6.06(a)(iv), and (ii) to the extent any such Subject Indebtedness is repaid with the proceeds of a refinancing of such Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01(a) or Section 6.01(e).
Section 6.10 Interest Coverage Ratio. Permit the Interest Coverage Ratio on the last day of any fiscal quarter of the Borrower, commencing with the fiscal quarter ending on March 31, 2018, to be less than 3.0 to 1.0.; provided however, this covenant shall not apply for any of the fiscal quarters ending September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020 so long as the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure does not exceed the Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit at any time during such fiscal quarter.
Section 6.11 Maximum Total Net Leverage Ratio. Permit the Leverage Ratio on the last day of any fiscal quarter of the Borrower to be greater than: (a) 4.0 to 1.0 for the fiscal quarters ending March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018, September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2018, and (b) 3.75 to 1.0 for each fiscal quarter ending on or after March 31, 2019.; provided however, this covenant shall not apply for any of the fiscal quarters ending September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020 so long as the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure does not exceed the Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit at any time during such fiscal quarter.
Section 6.12 Maximum Senior Leverage Ratio. Permit the Senior Leverage Ratio on the last day of any fiscal quarter of the Borrower, commencing with the fiscal quarter ending on March 31, 2018, to be greater than 2.25 to 1.0.; provided however, this covenant shall not apply for any of the fiscal quarters ending September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020 so long as the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure does not exceed the Financial Covenant Suspension Borrowing Limit at any time during such fiscal quarter.
Section 6.13 Hedging Agreements. Enter into any Hedging Agreement, other than (a) Hedging Agreements entered into in the ordinary course of business to hedge or mitigate risks to which the Borrower or any Subsidiary is exposed in the conduct of its business or the management of its liabilities, and (b) Permitted Bond Hedge Transactions related to Convertible Indebtedness permitted under this Agreement.
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ARTICLE VII

Events of Default
Section 7.01 Events of Default. In case of the happening of any of the following events (“Events of Default”):
(a) any representation or warranty made or deemed made in or in connection with any Loan Document or the borrowings or issuances of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any representation, warranty, statement or information contained in any report, certificate, financial statement or other instrument furnished in connection with or pursuant to any Loan Document, shall prove to have been false or misleading in any material respect when so made, deemed made or furnished; provided that to the extent that any representation or warranty is qualified as to “Material Adverse Effect” or otherwise as to “materiality”, such representation and warranty shall prove to be incorrect in any respect when made or deemed to be made;
(b) default shall be made in the payment in the applicable currency of any principal of any Loan or the reimbursement with respect to any L/C Disbursement when and as the same shall become due and payable, whether at the due date thereof or at a date fixed for prepayment thereof or by acceleration thereof or otherwise;
(c) default shall be made in the payment in the applicable currency of any interest on any Loan or any Fee or L/C Disbursement or any other amount (other than an amount referred to in (b) above) due under any Loan Document, when and as the same shall become due and payable, and such default shall continue unremedied for a period of three Business Days;
(d) default shall be made in the due observance or performance by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any covenant, condition or agreement contained in (i) Section 5.01(a), 5.05(a), 5.08, or in Article VI or (ii) Section 5.04(h) or 5.04(i), and in the case of this clause (ii), such default shall continue unremedied for a period of five days;
(e) default shall be made in the due observance or performance by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of any covenant, condition or agreement contained in any Loan Document (other than those specified in Section 7.01(b), (c) or (d)) and such default shall continue unremedied for a period of 30 days after the earlier of (i) notice thereof from the Administrative Agent or any Lender to the Borrower or (ii) any Responsible Officer of the Borrower obtains actual knowledge thereof;
(f) (i) the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary shall fail to pay any principal or interest, regardless of amount, due in respect of any Material Indebtedness, when and as the same shall become due and payable, or (ii) any other event or condition occurs that results in any Material Indebtedness becoming due prior to its scheduled maturity or that enables or permits (with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time or both) the holder or holders of any Material Indebtedness or any trustee or agent on its or their behalf to cause any Material Indebtedness to become due, or to require the prepayment, repurchase, redemption or defeasance thereof, prior to its scheduled maturity; provided that this clause (ii) shall not apply to (x) secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness or (y) Convertible Indebtedness as a result of such Convertible
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Indebtedness being converted or becoming convertible at the option of the holder(s) thereof (whether as a result of the satisfaction of any condition, the passage of time or otherwise);
(g) an involuntary proceeding shall be commenced or an involuntary petition shall be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction seeking (i) relief in respect of the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary, or of a substantial part of the property or assets of the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary, under any Insolvency Law, (ii) the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary or for a substantial part of the property or assets of the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary or (iii) the winding-up or liquidation of the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary; and such proceeding or petition shall continue undismissed for 60 days or an order or decree approving or ordering any of the foregoing shall be entered;
(h) the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary shall (i) voluntarily commence any proceeding or file any petition seeking relief under any Insolvency Law, (ii) consent to the institution of, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, any proceeding or the filing of any petition described in (g) above, (iii) apply for or consent to the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary or for a substantial part of the property or assets of the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary, (iv) file an answer admitting the material allegations of a petition filed against it in any such proceeding, (v) make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, (vi) become unable, admit in writing its inability or fail generally to pay its debts as they become due or (vii) take any action for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing;
(i) one or more judgments for the payment of money in an aggregate amount in excess of $25,000,000 (to the extent not covered by insurance) shall be rendered against the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary thereof and the same shall remain undischarged for a period of 30 consecutive days during which execution shall not be effectively stayed, or any action shall be legally taken by a judgment creditor to levy upon assets or properties of the Borrower or any Material Subsidiary to enforce any such judgment;
(j) an ERISA Event shall have occurred that, in the opinion of the Required Lenders, when taken together with all other such ERISA Events, could reasonably be expected to result in liability of the Borrower and its ERISA Affiliates in an aggregate amount exceeding $25,000,000;
(k) any Guarantee under any Guarantee Agreement for any reason shall cease to be in full force and effect (other than in accordance with its terms), or any Loan Party shall deny in writing that it has any further liability under its Guarantee Agreement (other than as a result of the discharge of such Loan Party in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents);
(l) any security interest purported to be created by any Security Document shall cease to be, or shall be asserted by the Borrower or any other Loan Party not to be, a valid, perfected, first priority (except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement or such Security Document) security interest in the securities, assets or properties covered thereby having an estimated market value in excess of $2,500,000, except to the extent that any such loss of perfection or priority results from the failure of the Administrative Agent to maintain possession of certificates representing securities pledged under the Pledge Agreement; or
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(m) there shall have occurred a Change in Control.
Section 7.02 Optional Acceleration of Maturity. If any Event of Default (other than an Event of Default pursuant to Section 7.01(g) or (h)) shall have occurred and be continuing, then, and in any such event:
(a) the Administrative Agent (i) shall at the request, or may, with the consent, of the Required Lenders, by notice to the Borrower, declare the Commitments and the obligation of each Lender and the Issuing Banks to make extensions of credit hereunder, including making Loans and issuing Letters of Credit, to be terminated, whereupon the same shall forthwith terminate, and/or (ii) shall at the request, or may, with the consent, of the Required Lenders, by notice to the Borrower, declare all principal, interest, fees, reimbursements, indemnifications, and all other amounts payable under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to be forthwith due and payable, whereupon all such amounts shall become and be forthwith due and payable in full, without notice of intent to demand, demand, presentment for payment, notice of nonpayment, protest, notice of protest, grace, notice of dishonor, notice of intent to accelerate, notice of acceleration, and all other notices, all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower;
(b) the Borrower shall, on demand of the Administrative Agent at the request or with the consent of the Required Lenders, Cash Collateralize the Letters of Credit in accordance with Section 2.21(k); and
(c) the Administrative Agent shall at the request of, or may with the consent of, the Required Lenders proceed to enforce its rights and remedies under the Security Documents, this Agreement, and any other Loan Document for the ratable benefit of the Lenders by appropriate proceedings.
Section 7.03 Automatic Acceleration of Maturity. If any Event of Default pursuant to Section 7.01(g) or (h) shall occur:
(a) (i) the Commitment and the obligation of each Lender and the Issuing Bank to make extensions of credit hereunder, including making Loans and issuing Letters of Credit, shall terminate, and (ii) all principal, interest, fees, reimbursements, indemnifications, and all other amounts payable under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall become and be forthwith due and payable in full, without notice of intent to demand, demand, presentment for payment, notice of nonpayment, protest, notice of protest, grace, notice of dishonor, notice of intent to accelerate, notice of acceleration, and all other notices, all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower;
(b) the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize the Letters of Credit in accordance with Section 2.21(k); and
(c) the Administrative Agent shall at the request of, or may with the consent of, the Required Lenders proceed to enforce its rights and remedies under the Security Documents, this Agreement, and any other Loan Document for the ratable benefit of the Lenders by appropriate proceedings.
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Section 7.04 Non-exclusivity of Remedies. No remedy conferred upon the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Lenders is intended to be exclusive of any other remedy, and each remedy shall be cumulative of all other remedies existing by contract, at law, in equity, by statute or otherwise.