Exhibit 10.2

EXECUTION VERSION

 

 

 

SYNDICATED FACILITY AGREEMENT

Dated as of September 24, 2021

among

A.K.A. BRANDS MIDCO HOLDING CORP.,

as the Lead Borrower,

A.K.A. BRANDS INTERMEDIATE HOLDING CORP.,

as Holdings,

THE OTHER BORROWERS PARTY HERETO FROM TIME TO TIME,

KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent

and

THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO

KEYBANC CAPITAL MARKETS INC. and WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,

as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Lead Bookrunners

 

 

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

     1  

Section 1.01

  Defined Terms      1  

Section 1.02

  Other Interpretive Provisions      67  

Section 1.03

  Accounting Terms      68  

Section 1.04

  Rounding      68  

Section 1.05

  References to Agreements, Laws, Etc.      68  

Section 1.06

  Times of Day      68  

Section 1.07

  Available Amount Transactions      68  

Section 1.08

  Pro Forma Calculations      68  

Section 1.09

  Currency Equivalents Generally      70  

Section 1.10

  Certifications      71  

Section 1.11

  Payment or Performance      71  

Section 1.12

  Status of Obligations      71  

Section 1.13

  Australian Banking Code of Practice      71  

Section 1.14

  Benchmark Notification      71  

Section 1.15

  Divisions      71  

ARTICLE II THE COMMITMENTS AND BORROWINGS

     72  

Section 2.01

  The Loans      72  

Section 2.02

  Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans      72  

Section 2.03

  Letters of Credit      74  

Section 2.04

  Swing Line Loans      82  

Section 2.05

  Prepayments      84  

Section 2.06

  Termination or Reduction of Commitments      95  

Section 2.07

  Repayment of Loans      96  

Section 2.08

  Interest      97  

Section 2.09

  Fees      97  

Section 2.10

  Computation of Interest and Fees      98  

Section 2.11

  Evidence of Indebtedness      98  

Section 2.12

  Payments Generally      99  

Section 2.13

  Sharing of Payments, Etc.      101  

Section 2.14

  Incremental Credit Extensions      101  

Section 2.15

  Refinancing Amendments      104  

Section 2.16

  [Reserved]      109  

Section 2.17

  Extended Term Loans      109  

Section 2.18

  Extended Revolving Credit Commitments      112  

Section 2.19

  Defaulting Lenders      114  

Section 2.20

  Lead Borrower      116  

Section 2.21

  Designated Borrowers      116  

ARTICLE III TAXES, ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

     117  

Section 3.01

  Taxes      117  

Section 3.02

  Illegality      121  

Section 3.03

  Inability to Determine Rates; Benchmark Replacement      122  

Section 3.04

  Increased Cost and Reduced Return; Capital Adequacy; Reserves on Eurocurrency Rate Loans, etc.      124  

Section 3.05

  Funding Losses      125  

Section 3.06

  Matters Applicable to All Requests for Compensation      126  

Section 3.07

  Replacement of Lenders under Certain Circumstances      127  

 

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Section 3.08

  Survival      128  

Section 3.09

  Public Offer      128  

Section 3.10

  Cost of Funds      129  

ARTICLE IV CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS

     129  

Section 4.01

  Conditions to Initial Credit Extension      129  

Section 4.02

  Conditions to All Credit Extensions after the Closing Date      131  

ARTICLE V REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

     131  

Section 5.01

  Existence, Qualification and Power      132  

Section 5.02

  Authorization; No Contravention      132  

Section 5.03

  Governmental Authorization; Other Consents      132  

Section 5.04

  Binding Effect      132  

Section 5.05

  Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect      132  

Section 5.06

  Litigation      133  

Section 5.07

  Labor Matters      133  

Section 5.08

  Ownership of Property; Liens      133  

Section 5.09

  Environmental Matters      133  

Section 5.10

  Taxes      133  

Section 5.11

  ERISA Compliance      133  

Section 5.12

  Subsidiaries      134  

Section 5.13

  Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act      134  

Section 5.14

  Disclosure      134  

Section 5.15

  Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc.      134  

Section 5.16

  Solvency      135  

Section 5.17

  Use of Proceeds      135  

Section 5.18

  Compliance with Laws; PATRIOT Act; FCPA; OFAC      135  

Section 5.19

  Collateral Documents      135  

Section 5.20

  Insurance      135  

Section 5.21

  Immunity from Suit      136  

Section 5.22

  Benefit      136  

Section 5.23

  Trust      136  

Section 5.24

  Pari Passu Ranking      136  

ARTICLE VI AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

     136  

Section 6.01

  Financial Statements      136  

Section 6.02

  Certificates; Other Information      137  

Section 6.03

  Notices      138  

Section 6.04

  Payment of Taxes      138  

Section 6.05

  Preservation of Existence, Etc.      139  

Section 6.06

  Maintenance of Properties      139  

Section 6.07

  Maintenance of Insurance      139  

Section 6.08

  Compliance with Laws      139  

Section 6.09

  Compliance with ERISA      139  

Section 6.10

  Inspection Rights      139  

Section 6.11

  Covenant to Guarantee Obligations and Give Security      140  

Section 6.12

  Compliance with Environmental Laws      141  

Section 6.13

  Further Assurances      141  

Section 6.14

  Designation of Subsidiaries      143  

Section 6.15

  Use of Proceeds      143  

Section 6.16

  Post-Closing Matters      143  

Section 6.17

  Compliance with FCPA and the Sanctions Laws and Regulations      144  

Section 6.18

  Accounting Changes      144  

Section 6.19

  Tax Consolidation      144  

 

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ARTICLE VII NEGATIVE COVENANTS

     144  

Section 7.01

  Liens      144  

Section 7.02

  Investments      149  

Section 7.03

  Indebtedness      153  

Section 7.04

  Fundamental Changes      157  

Section 7.05

  Dispositions      158  

Section 7.06

  Restricted Payments      160  

Section 7.07

  Change in Nature of Business      164  

Section 7.08

  Transactions with Affiliates      164  

Section 7.09

  Burdensome Agreements      166  

Section 7.10

  Financial Covenants      168  

Section 7.11

  [Reserved]      168  

Section 7.12

  Prepayments, Etc. of Indebtedness; Certain Amendments      168  

Section 7.13

  Holdings      169  

ARTICLE VIII EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES

     170  

Section 8.01

  Events of Default      170  

Section 8.02

  Remedies upon Event of Default      172  

Section 8.03

  Application of Funds      173  

Section 8.04

  Borrowers’ Right to Cure      174  

ARTICLE IX ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND OTHER AGENTS

     175  

Section 9.01

  Appointment and Authority of the Administrative Agent.      175  

Section 9.02

  Rights as a Lender      176  

Section 9.03

  Exculpatory Provisions      176  

Section 9.04

  Reliance by the Administrative Agent      177  

Section 9.05

  Exclusive Right to Enforce Rights and Remedies; Delegation of Duties      178  

Section 9.06

  Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent and Other Lenders; Disclosure of Information by Agents      178  

Section 9.07

  Expenses; Indemnification of Agents      179  

Section 9.08

  No Other Duties; Other Agents, Lead Arrangers, Managers, Etc.      179  

Section 9.09

  Resignation of Administrative Agent or Collateral Agent      180  

Section 9.10

  Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim      181  

Section 9.11

  Collateral and Guaranty Matters      181  

Section 9.12

  Appointment of Supplemental Administrative Agents      182  

Section 9.13

  Intercreditor Agreement      183  

Section 9.14

  Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements      183  

Section 9.15

  Withholding Taxes      184  

Section 9.16

  Erroneous Payments      184  

ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS

     186  

Section 10.01

  Amendments, Etc.      186  

Section 10.02

  Notices and Other Communications; Facsimile Copies      190  

Section 10.03

  No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies      192  

Section 10.04

  Attorney Costs and Expenses      192  

Section 10.05

  Indemnification by the Borrowers      193  

Section 10.06

  Marshaling; Payments Set Aside      194  

Section 10.07

  Successors and Assigns      195  

Section 10.08

  Confidentiality      202  

Section 10.09

  Set-off      203  

 

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Section 10.10

  Interest Rate Limitation      204  

Section 10.11

  Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness      204  

Section 10.12

  Electronic Execution; Electronic Records      204  

Section 10.13

  Survival of Representations and Warranties      205  

Section 10.14

  Severability      205  

Section 10.15

  GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION      205  

Section 10.16

  WAIVER OF RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY      206  

Section 10.17

  Binding Effect      206  

Section 10.18

  Lender Action      206  

Section 10.19

  Acknowledgment Regarding any Supported QFCs      206  

Section 10.20

  PATRIOT Act Notice      207  

Section 10.21

  Service of Process      207  

Section 10.22

  No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility      207  

Section 10.23

  Cashless Settlement      207  

Section 10.24

  Acknowledgment and Consent      207  

Section 10.25

  Joint and Several Liability of Borrowers      208  

Section 10.26

  Judgment Currency.      209  

 

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SCHEDULES

 

1.01B

   Certain Security Interests and Guarantees

2.01

   Commitments

5.12

   Subsidiaries and Other Equity Investments

5.20

   Insurance

6.16

   Post-Closing Matters

7.01(b)

   Existing Liens

7.02(f)

   Existing Investments

7.03(b)

   Existing Indebtedness

7.05(w)

   Dispositions

7.08

   Transactions with Affiliates

10.02

   Administrative Agent’s Office, Certain Addresses for Notices

EXHIBITS

Form of

 

A-1    Loan Notice
A-2    Swing Line Loan Notice
B    Letter of Credit Application
C    Compliance Certificate
D-1    Term Note
D-2    Revolving Credit Note
D-3    Swing Line Note
E-1    Assignment and Assumption
E-2    Affiliate Assignment Notice
F    Guaranty
G-1    U.S. Security Agreement
G-2    Australian Security Agreement
H-1 to H-4    Non-Bank Certificates
I    Intercompany Note
J    Discount Range Prepayment Notice
K    Discount Range Prepayment Offer
L    Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice
M    Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer
N    Specified Discount Prepayment Notice
O    Specified Discount Prepayment Response
P    Acceptance and Prepayment Notice
Q    First Lien Intercreditor Agreement
R    Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement
S    Form of Solvency Certificate
T    Form of Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement
U    Form of Designated Borrower Notice

 

 

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SYNDICATED FACILITY AGREEMENT

This SYNDICATED FACILITY AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is entered into as of September 24, 2021, among A.K.A. BRANDS MIDCO HOLDING CORP., a Delaware corporation (“AKA”), as a borrower (the “Lead Borrower”), the other Borrowers party hereto as of the Closing Date, certain Subsidiaries of the Lead Borrower party hereto pursuant to Section 2.21 (each, a “Designated Borrower” and, together with the Lead Borrower and the other Borrowers party hereto on the Closing Date, the “Borrowers” and each, individually, a “Borrower”), A.K.A. BRANDS INTERMEDIATE HOLDING CORP., a Delaware corporation (“Holdings”), KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (“KeyBank”), as administrative agent (in such capacity, including any permitted successor thereto, the “Administrative Agent”), as collateral agent and security trustee (in such capacities, including any permitted successor thereto, the “Collateral Agent”) and as a Lead Arranger, under the Loan Documents, each lender from time to time party hereto (collectively, the “Lenders” and, individually, each, a “Lender”), and the other Persons party hereto from time to time.

PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS

In connection with the Underwriting Agreement, dated as of September 21, 2021, by and among a.k.a. Brands Holding Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Public Parent”), BofA Securities, Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Jefferies LLC and each of the other underwriters named in Schedule A thereto (together with the schedules and exhibits thereto, and as may be amended, modified, supplemented or waived from time to time, the “Underwriting Agreement”), the common stock of the Public Parent and the direct parent and sole shareholder of Holdings, which is the direct parent and sold shareholder of the Lead Borrower, will be sold and, subsequently thereafter, the Public Parent will become publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange, a United States national securities exchange (the “Closing Date IPO”). The Borrowers have requested that, substantially simultaneously with the consummation of the Closing Date IPO, the Lenders extend credit to the Borrowers in the form of (i) Initial Term Loans on the Closing Date in an initial aggregate principal amount of $100,000,000 pursuant to this Agreement and (ii) a Revolving Credit Facility in an initial aggregate principal committed amount of $50,000,000 pursuant to this Agreement. The Revolving Credit Facility will include (i) a sub-limit for the making of one or more Swing Line Loans from time to time and (ii) a separate sub-limit for the issuance of one or more Letters of Credit from time to time.

The proceeds of the Initial Term Loans, together with the proceeds of any initial borrowing under the Revolving Credit Facility on the Closing Date, will be used (i) to finance a portion of the Transactions and to pay certain of the Transaction Expenses, (ii) to refinance all third-party debt for borrowed money other than Indebtedness permitted under this Agreement (the “Refinancing”) and (iii) for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

The Letters of Credit, Swing Line Loans and proceeds of Borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility made after the Closing Date will be used by the Borrowers and Holdings’ other Subsidiaries for working capital and other general corporate purposes (including to fund capital expenditures, Permitted Acquisitions and other permitted Investments, Restricted Payments, refinancing of indebtedness and any other transaction not prohibited by this Agreement).

The Lenders have indicated their willingness to lend, and the L/C Issuers have indicated their willingness to issue Letters of Credit, in each case, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.

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

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

Section 1.01 Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

Acceptable Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).


Acceptable Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(2).

Acceptance and Prepayment Notice” means a notice of the applicable Borrower Party’s acceptance of the Acceptable Discount in substantially the form of Exhibit P.

Acceptance Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

Additional Lender” means, at any time, any bank, other financial institution or institutional investor or other entity that, in any case, is not an existing Lender and that agrees to provide any portion of any (a) New Term Commitment, New Term Loan, New Revolving Credit Commitment or New Revolving Credit Loan in accordance with Section 2.14, (b) Refinancing Loans or Refinancing Commitments in accordance with Section 2.15 or (c) Replacement Term Loans pursuant to Section 10.01; provided that each Additional Lender shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), in each case to the extent any such consent would be required from the Administrative Agent under Section 10.07(b)(iii)(B) or an assignment of Loans to such Additional Lender, and the consent of the Lead Borrower, to the extent required under Section 10.07(b)(iii)(A); provided further that no Additional Lender shall be (i) a Disqualified Institution, (ii) any other Person that is not an Eligible Assignee or (iii) Holdings or any Subsidiary thereof.

Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate” means, with respect to any Eurocurrency Rate Borrowing for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to the Eurocurrency Rate based on clause (a) of the definition of “Eurocurrency Rate” for such Interest Period, multiplied by the Statutory Reserve Rate; provided that the Eurocurrency Rate will be deemed not to be less than 0.00% per annum. The Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate will be adjusted automatically with respect to all Eurocurrency Rate Borrowings then outstanding as of the effective date of any change in the Statutory Reserve Rate.

Administrative Agent” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement. Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Administrative Agent” as used herein and in the other Loan Documents shall include the Collateral Agent.

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

Administrative Questionnaire” means an Administrative Questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.

Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.

Affected Subsidiary” means, solely as related to payment, performance or guaranty in respect of U.S. Obligations and/or the provision of collateral security therefor, any Subsidiary (or any direct or indirect subsidiary thereof) described in clause (e), (f) or (j) of the definition of Excluded Subsidiary.

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified. “Control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise. “Controls” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto. For the avoidance of doubt, none of the Lead Arrangers, the Bookrunners, the Agents or their respective lending Affiliates shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of Holdings, any Borrower or any of the other Subsidiaries. For purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, Jefferies LLC and its Affiliates shall be deemed to be Affiliates of Jefferies Finance LLC and its Affiliates.

 

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Affiliated Debt Fund” means any Affiliate of the Borrowers (other than Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries) that is a bona fide debt fund or an investment vehicle that is primarily engaged in the making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans, bonds and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of business and with respect to which investment vehicles managed or advised by Summit Partners, L.P. that are not engaged primarily in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans, bonds and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of business do not make investment decisions for such Affiliate; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, the purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in equity by any bona fide debt fund or investment vehicle shall not preclude such bona fide debt fund or investment vehicle from being an Affiliated Debt Fund so long as such bona fide debt fund or investment vehicle otherwise satisfies the requirements of this definition.

Affiliated Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that is Summit Partners that, at such time, is an Affiliate of the Borrowers (other than (a) a natural Person, (b) Holdings, the Borrowers or any of their respective Subsidiaries and (c) any Affiliated Debt Fund).

Affiliated Lender Cap” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(h)(iii).

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

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

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

Aggregate Commitments” means the Commitments of all the Lenders.

Agreement” means has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement.

Agreement Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 10.26.

AHYDO Catch-Up Payment” means with respect to any debt instrument of the Borrowers that is permitted under this Agreement and which has a term in excess of five years from its issue date, the minimum amount of payments necessary to be made after the fifth year anniversary of the issue date of such debt instrument such that such debt instrument is not an “applicable high yield debt obligation” within the meaning of Section 163(e)(5) of the Code.

AKA” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement.

All-In Yield” means, as to any Indebtedness, the yield thereof at the time of determination, whether in the form of interest rate, margin, OID, upfront fees, a Eurocurrency Rate floor or Base Rate floor or otherwise; provided that OID and upfront fees shall be equated to interest rate assuming a 4-year life to maturity (or, if less, the stated life to maturity at the time of incurrence of the applicable Indebtedness); and provided, further, that “All-In Yield” shall not include (x) arrangement fees, commitment fees, amendment fees, ticking fees, structuring fees or underwriting or similar fees paid to arrangers for such Indebtedness or other fees that are not paid generally to all lenders of such Indebtedness, (y) bona fide ticking fees or unused line fees, it being understood, in each case, that whether such fee is bona fide is determined at the time the amount of such fee is agreed and (z) customary consent and amendment fees paid generally to consenting Lenders.

 

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Allocable Revolving Share” means, at any time, with respect to the Revolving Credit Commitments of any Class, the percentage of the total Revolving Credit Commitments represented at such time by such Class; provided that if any such Class of Revolving Credit Commitments has been terminated, then the Allocable Revolving Share of each applicable Lender shall be determined based on the Allocable Revolving Share of such Lender immediately prior to such termination and after giving effect to any subsequent assignments made pursuant to the terms hereof.

Ancillary Fees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.01(ix).

Annual Financial Statements” means means the audited consolidated balance sheets of Excelerate, L.P. and its Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2020 and the related consolidated statements of income or operations (as applicable), changes in members’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year.

Applicable Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

Applicable Indebtedness” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Weighted Average Life to Maturity.

Applicable Rate” means a percentage per annum equal to:

(a) (i) until the first day of the month following the date on which financial statements and the related Compliance Certificate for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(b) and Section 6.02(a), respectively, (x) 2.25% in the case of Base Rate Loans, (y) 3.25% in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans and (z) 3.25% in the case of BBSY Rate Loans; and (ii) thereafter, the applicable rate per annum corresponding to the applicable Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, all as set forth in the following pricing grid:

 

Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio

   Base Rate
Loans
    Eurocurrency
Rate Loans
    BBSY Rate
Loans
 

Greater than 2.75 to 1.00

     2.25     3.25     3.25

Less than or equal to 2.75 to 1.00 but greater than 2.25 to 1.00

     2.00     3.00     3.00

Less than or equal to 2.25 to 1.00 but greater than 1.50 to 1.00

     1.75     2.75     2.75

Less than or equal to 1.50 to 1.00

     1.50     2.50     2.50

(b) With respect to commitment fees payable in respect of Revolving Credit Commitments, (i) until the first day of the month following the date on which financial statements and the related Compliance Certificate for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(b) and Section 6.02(a), respectively, the Applicable Rate shall be 0.35%; and (ii) thereafter, the applicable rate per annum corresponding to the applicable Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, all as set forth in the following pricing grid:

 

Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio

   Commitment
Fee
 

Greater than 2.75 to 1.00

     0.35

Less than or equal to 2.75 to 1.00 but greater than 2.25 to 1.00

     0.30

Less than or equal to 2.25 to 1.00 but greater than 1.50 to 1.00

     0.27

Less than or equal to 1.50 to 1.00

     0.25

 

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The Applicable Rate shall be adjusted quarterly, on a prospective basis, on the first Business Day following the date on which the financial statements (and a corresponding Compliance Certificate) for the last fiscal quarter or year, as applicable, are delivered to the Administrative Agent that evidence the need for such adjustment in accordance with the pricing grid set forth above. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Borrowers fail to deliver the financial statements required by Section 6.01(a) or Section 6.01(b), and the corresponding Compliance Certificate required by Section 6.02(a), by the respective dates required thereunder, the Applicable Rate shall be the rates corresponding to the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio of “Greater than 2.75 to 1.00” in the applicable pricing grid set forth above until such financial statements and Compliance Certificate are delivered.

In the event that it is subsequently determined that the calculation of the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio on which the applicable interest rate for any particular period was determined is inaccurate for any reason and the result thereof is that the Lenders received interest for any period based on an Applicable Rate that is different than that which would have been applicable had the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio been accurately determined, (i) the Lead Borrower shall promptly deliver to the Administrative Agent an updated Compliance Certificate for such period, (ii) the Administrative Agent shall notify the Lead Borrower of the amount of interest that would have accrued in respect of any outstanding Loans during such period had the applicable interest rate been calculated based on the correct Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, and (iii) (a) if the Applicable Rate would have been higher for such period, the Borrowers shall promptly pay to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the applicable Lenders the difference between the amount that would have accrued and been due and payable and the amount actually paid in respect of such period and (b) if the Applicable Rate would have been lower for such period, the Administrative Agent shall credit the Borrowers on future interest payments on behalf of the applicable Lenders the difference between the amount that would have accrued and been due and payable and the amount actually paid in respect of such period. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any underpayment due to a change in Applicable Rate shall not in itself constitute a Default or Event of Default under Section 8.01(a) so long as such additional interest or fees are paid as set forth above.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Applicable Rate in respect of Extended Term Loans of any Term Loan Extension Series, Extended Revolving Credit Loans of any Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series, Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans, New Term Commitments, New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments, New Revolving Credit Loans or Replacement Term Loans shall be the applicable percentages per annum provided pursuant to the applicable Extension Amendment, Refinancing Amendment, Incremental Amendment or amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans, as the case may be. The Applicable Rate in respect of Extended Term Loans of any Term Loan Extension Series, Extended Revolving Credit Loans of any Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series, Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans, New Term Commitments, New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments, New Revolving Credit Loans or Replacement Term Loans may be further adjusted as may be agreed by the relevant Lenders and the Lead Borrower in connection with any Extension Amendment, Refinancing Amendment, Incremental Amendment or amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans, as the case may be.

Applicant Borrower” has the meaning specified in Section 2.21(a).

Appropriate Lender” means, at any time, (a) with respect to Loans or Commitments of any Class, the Lenders of such Class, (b) with respect to any Letters of Credit, (i) the relevant L/C Issuers and (ii) the Revolving Credit Lenders, and (c) with respect to the Swing Line Facility, (i) the Swing Line Lender and (ii) the Revolving Credit Lenders.

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

Assignee Group” means two or more Eligible Assignees that are Affiliates of one another or two or more Approved Funds managed by the same investment advisor.

Assignment and Assumption” means an Assignment and Assumption substantially in the form of Exhibit E-1 or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower.

Associate” has the meaning given to it in Section 128F(9) of the Australian Tax Act.

 

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

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

Auction Agent” means (a) the Administrative Agent or (b) any other financial institution or other advisor employed by the Borrowers or any other Borrower Party (whether or not an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent) to act as an arranger in connection with any Discounted Loan Prepayment pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v); provided that the Lead Borrower shall not designate the Administrative Agent as the Auction Agent without the written consent of the Administrative Agent (it being understood that the Administrative Agent shall be under no obligation to agree to act as the Auction Agent); provided, further, that none of the Borrowers nor any of their Affiliates may act as the Auction Agent.

Australian Controller” has the meaning given to the term “controller” in section 9 of the Australian Corporations Act.

Australian Corporations Act” means the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

Australian Insolvency Event” means, in respect of a corporation, any of the following events:

(a) the corporation is dissolved or deregistered (whether pursuant to Chapter 5A of the Australian Corporations Act or otherwise) (in each case, other than to carry out a reorganisation or amalgamation while solvent which is expressly permitted by this Agreement);

(b) an Australian Controller, liquidator, provisional or interim liquidator, receiver, statutory manager or administrator is appointed in respect of the corporation or any of its assets;

(c) an application or petition is made to a court, a meeting is convened or a resolution is passed for the corporation to be wound up or dissolved or for the appointment of an Australian Controller, liquidator, provisional or interim liquidator, receiver, receiver and manager, statutory manager or administrator to the corporation or any of its assets and such application is not withdrawn or dismissed within sixty (60) days (in each case, other than to carry out a reorganisation or amalgamation while solvent which is expressly permitted by this Agreement);

(d) the corporation (i) resolves to enter into, or enters into, a scheme of arrangement, a deed of company arrangement, an amalgamation, a compromise, arrangement or composition with its creditors (or any class thereof) or an assignment for their benefit, (ii) proposes or is subject to a moratorium of its debts (or any class thereof); or (iii) takes proceedings or actions similar to those mentioned in this paragraph as a result of which the corporation’s assets are, or are proposed to be, submitted to the control of its creditors (or any class thereof);

(e) the corporation seeks or obtains protection from its creditors (or any class thereof) under any statute or any other law;

(f) the corporation is taken (under section 459F(1) of the Australian Corporations Act) to have failed to comply with a statutory demand;

(g) the corporation is the subject of an event described in section 459C(2)(b) or section 585 of the Australian Corporations Act;

(h) the corporation is unable to pay all of its debts as and when they become due and payable, is insolvent within the meaning of section 95A of the Australian Corporations Act or suspends making payments on any of its debts; or

 

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(i) an event occurs in relation to the corporation which is analogous to anything referred to above or which has a substantially similar effect;

provided that a reference in this definition to a “corporation” includes a reference to a trust or any other entity.

Australian Loan Party” means any Loan Party incorporated or organized under the laws of Australia or any state or territory thereof.

Australian Prime Bank” means a bank determined by the ASX Benchmarks Pty Limited (or any other person which takes over the administration of the screen rate for Australian dollars) as being a ‘Prime Bank’ in Australia or an acceptor or issuer of bills of exchange or negotiable certificates of deposit for the purposes of calculating that screen rate. If the ASX Benchmarks Pty Limited or such other person ceases to make such determination, the Australian Prime Banks shall be the Australian Prime Banks last so appointed.

Australian Reference Bank” means Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank Limited and Westpac Banking Corporation, or such other entities as may be agreed between the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower.

Australian Reference Bank Rate” means the sum of:

(a) the following rates:

(i) the arithmetic mean of the rates (rounded upwards to four decimal places) as supplied to the Administrative Agent at its request by the Australian Reference Banks as the mid discount rate (expressed as a yield percent to maturity) observed by the relevant Australian Reference Bank for marketable parcels of Australian dollar denominated bank accepted bills and negotiable certificates of deposit accepted or issued by Australian Prime Banks, and which mature on the last day of the relevant period; or

(ii) (if there is no observable market rate for marketable parcels of Australian Prime Bank Australian dollar securities referred to in paragraph (i) above), the arithmetic mean of the rates (rounded upwards to four decimal places) as supplied to the Administrative Agent at its request by the Australian Reference Banks as the rate at which the relevant Australian Reference Bank could borrow funds in Australian dollars in the Australian interbank market for the relevant period were it to do so by asking for and then accepting interbank offers for deposits in reasonable market sizes and for that period; and

(b) 0.05 per cent per annum.

Australian Security Agreement” means, collectively (i) that certain General Security Deed, to be granted by each Australian Loan Party in favor of the Collateral Agent, (ii) that certain Security Trust Deed executed by the Collateral Agent and (iii) each agreement or instrument governed by the laws of Australia pursuant to or in connection with which any Loan Party grants a security interest in any Collateral for any of the Obligations and any security trust deed related thereto, each as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Australian Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary incorporated or organized under the laws of Australia or any state or territory thereof.

Australian Tax Act” means the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Cth) or the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth), as applicable.

Available Amount” means, at any time (the “Reference Date”), the sum of:

(a) $5,000,000; plus

 

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(b) an amount equal to (x) the cumulative amount of Excess Cash Flow (which amount shall not be less than zero in any fiscal year of the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries for the Available Amount Reference Period minus (y) the portion of such Excess Cash Flow that has been (or is required to be) applied to the prepayment of Loans in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(i); plus

(c) to the extent not applied as an “Excluded Contribution” or included in the definition of “Specified Equity Contribution”, the amount of any capital contributions made in cash, Cash Equivalents, property (valued at the fair market value thereof) or Net Cash Proceeds from Permitted Equity Issuances (or issuances of debt securities that have been converted into or exchanged for Qualified Equity Interests) received or made by the Borrowers (or any direct or indirect parent thereof and contributed by such parent to the Borrowers) during the period from and including the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date through and including the Reference Date and Not Otherwise Applied; plus

(d) to the extent not (A) included in clause (b) above or (B) already reflected as a return of capital with respect to such Investment for purposes of determining the amount of such Investment, the aggregate amount of all Returns (including all cash repayment of principal) received in cash or Cash Equivalents by the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary from any Investment or Unrestricted Subsidiary during the period from and including the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date through and including the Reference Date, in each case to the extent any such Investment was made using the Available Amount pursuant to Section 7.02(j); plus

(e) to the extent not (A) included in clause (b) above, (B) already reflected as a return of capital with respect to such Investment for purposes of determining the amount of such Investment or (C) required to be applied to prepay Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(ii), the aggregate amount of all Net Cash Proceeds received by the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary in connection with the sale, transfer or other disposition of any Investment or its ownership interest in any Unrestricted Subsidiary during the period from and including the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date through and including the Reference Date, in each case to the extent any such Investment was made using the Available Amount pursuant to Section 7.02(j); plus

(f) to the extent not (A) included in clause (b) above or (B) already reflected as a return of capital with respect to such Investment for purposes of determining the amount of such Investment, in the event that the Lead Borrower redesignates any Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary after the Closing Date (which, for purposes hereof, shall be deemed to also include (1) the merger, consolidation, liquidation or similar amalgamation of any Unrestricted Subsidiary into any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, so long as such Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary is the surviving Person, and (2) the transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of an Unrestricted Subsidiary to any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary), the fair market value (as reasonably determined by the Lead Borrower) of the Investment in such Unrestricted Subsidiary at the time of such redesignation, in each case to the extent such Investment in such Unrestricted Subsidiary was made using the Available Amount pursuant to Section 7.02(j); plus

(g) to the extent not applied as an “Excluded Contribution”, the Net Cash Proceeds received by any Borrower or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries of any Indebtedness or Disqualified Equity Interests incurred or issued by any Borrower or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries after the Closing Date that is exchanged or converted into Qualified Equity Interests of Holdings (or any direct or indirect parent of Holdings); plus

(h) Borrower Retained Prepayment Amounts; minus

(i) any Investments made pursuant to Section 7.02(j) (which amounts, for the avoidance of doubt, shall, in each case, be net of Returns with respect to any such Investment in accordance with the definition of “Investment”), any Restricted Payment made pursuant to Section 7.06(c) or any payment made pursuant to Section 7.12(a)(v), in each case, during the period commencing on the Business Day immediately following the Closing Date and ending on the Reference Date (and, for purposes of this clause (i), without taking account of the intended usage of the Available Amount on such Reference Date in the contemplated transaction), in each case, in reliance on the Available Amount.

Available Amount Reference Period” means, with respect to any Reference Date, the period commencing on October 1, 2021 and ending on the last day of the most recent fiscal year for which financial statements required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a), and the related Compliance Certificate required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a), have been received by the Administrative Agent.

 

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Available Incremental Amount” means an aggregate principal amount of up to (a) an unlimited amount of New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments and any Incremental Equivalent Debt so long as (i) in the case of New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Incremental Equivalent Debt that is secured on a pari passu lien basis with the Revolving Credit Loans and the Term Loans, the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio for the Test Period ended most recently prior to the incurrence or issuance of such New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Incremental Equivalent Debt, as the case may be, after giving Pro Forma Effect to such incurrence or issuance), is less than or equal to 2.00 to 1.00, (ii) in the case of New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Incremental Equivalent Debt that rank junior in right of security with respect to the Liens securing the Revolving Credit Loans and Term Loans, the Total Net Secured Leverage Ratio for the Test Period ended most recently prior to the incurrence or issuance of such New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Incremental Equivalent Debt, as the case may be, after giving Pro Forma Effect to such incurrence or issuance, is less than or equal to 2.50 to 1.00 or (iii) in the case of New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Incremental Equivalent Debt that are unsecured, the Total Net Leverage Ratio for the Test Period ended most recently prior to the incurrence or issuance of such New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Incremental Equivalent Debt, as the case may be, after giving Pro Forma Effect to such incurrence or issuance, is less than or equal to 2.75 to 1.00; provided that in the case of any single transaction that provides for the incurrence or issuance of New Revolving Credit Commitments, New Term Commitments, New Term Loans and/or Incremental Equivalent Debt under this clause (a) and clause (b) or (c) below, compliance with the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, Total Net Secured Leverage Ratio or Total Net Leverage Ratio, as applicable, shall be determined for purposes of this clause (a) by giving the single transaction Pro Forma Effect but excluding in such determination of the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, Total Net Secured Leverage Ratio or Total Net Leverage Ratio, as applicable, the aggregate amount of Indebtedness incurred or issued in reliance on clause (b) or (c) below; plus (b) $50,000,000 (which amount shall be reduced by the aggregate principal amount of any New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments and Incremental Equivalent Debt incurred in reliance on this clause (b) and shall not be reduced by any amount incurred or issued in reliance on the immediately preceding clause (a) or clause (c) below); plus (c) an amount equal to all voluntary prepayments of the Term Loan Facility, any New Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans to the extent accompanied by permanent commitment reductions of the Revolving Credit Commitments (except, in each case, to the extent funded with proceeds of long-term indebtedness); provided further that the Lead Borrower may elect to use clause (a) above prior to clause (b) and clause (c), and if both clause (a) above and clause (b) and/or clause (c) are available and the Lead Borrower does not make an election, the Lead Borrower will be deemed to have elected clause (a) above.

Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, (x) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate, any tenor for such Benchmark that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period or (y) otherwise, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark, as applicable, pursuant to this Agreement as of such date.

Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an Affected Financial Institution.

Bail-In Legislation” means, (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, rule, regulation 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).

Base Rate” means, for any day, a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 1/2 of 1%, (b) the Prime Rate and (c) to the extent ascertainable, the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate on such day for an Interest Period of one (1) month plus 1.00% (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day). Any change in the Base Rate due to a change in the “Prime Rate”, the Federal Funds Rate or the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate shall be effective on the day of such change in the “Prime Rate,” the Federal Funds Rate or the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate, respectively.

 

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

BBSY Bid” means in relation to any Loan in Australian dollars:

(a) the applicable BBSY Screen Rate as at as of 11.00 a.m. Sydney time on that day for Australian dollars and for a period equal in length to the Interest Period of that Loan; or

(b) if no BBSY Screen Rate is available for BBSY Bid for the Interest Period of a Loan in Australian dollars, the applicable BBSY Bid shall be the BBSY Interpolated Screen Rate for a period equal in length to the Interest Period of that Loan, except where the Interest Period of that Loan is less than the shortest period published for BBSY Bid, in which case it will be BBSY Bid for the shortest period published for BBSY Bid; or

(c) if it is not possible to calculate the BBSY Interpolated Screen Rate the applicable BBSY Bid shall be the Australian Reference Bank Rate as of 11.00 a.m. Sydney time on that day for Australian dollars for the currency of that Loan and for a period equal in length to the Interest Period of that Loan;

provided if, in either case, that rate is less than zero, BBSY Bid shall be deemed to be zero.

BBSY Interpolated Screen Rate” means, in relation to any Loan, the rate (rounded to the same number of decimal places as the two relevant BBSY Screen Rates) which results from interpolating on a linear basis between (a) the applicable BBSY Screen Rate for the longest period (for which that BBSY Screen Rate is available) which is less than the Interest Period of that Loan and (b) the applicable BBSY Screen Rate for the shortest period (for which that BBSY Screen Rate is available) which exceeds the Interest Period of that Loan, in each case, as of 11.00 a.m. Sydney time on that day.

BBSY Rate Loan” means any Loan in Australian dollars.

BBSY Screen Rate” means:

(a) the Australian Bank Bill Swap Reference Rate (Bid) administered by ASX Benchmarks Pty Limited (or any other person which takes over the administration of that rate) for the relevant period displayed on page BBSY of the Thomson Reuters Screen (or any replacement Thomson Reuters page which displays that rate) or on the appropriate page of such other information service which publishes that rate from time to time in place of Thomson Reuters. If such page or service ceases to be available, the Administrative Agent may specify another page or service displaying the relevant rate after consultation with the Lead Borrower; and

(b) if the rate described in clause (a) above is not available, the sum of:

(i) the Australian Bank Bill Swap Reference Rate administered by ASX Benchmarks Pty Limited (or any other person which takes over the administration of that rate) for the relevant period displayed on page BBSW of the Thomson Reuters Screen (or any replacement Thomson Reuters page which displays that rate) or on the appropriate page of such other information service which publishes that rate from time to time in place of Thomson Reuters. If such page or service ceases to be available, the Administrative Agent may specify another page or service displaying the relevant rate after consultation with the Lead Borrower; and

(ii) 0.05 per cent per annum.

Benchmark” means, initially, Relevant Rate; provided that if a replacement of the Benchmark has occurred pursuant to Section 3.03(b), then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate. Any reference to “Benchmark” shall include, as applicable, the published component used in the calculation thereof.

 

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Benchmark Replacement” means, for any Available Tenor:

 

  (1)

for purposes of Section 3.03(b)(i), the first alternative set forth below for Loans denominated in Dollars that can be determined by the Administrative Agent (with the consent of the Lead Borrower) for the applicable Benchmark; provided that with respect to any Loan denominated in Australian Dollars, “Benchmark Replacement” shall mean the alternative set forth in clause (2) below:

 

  (a)

in the case of Loans denominated in Dollars,

 

  i.

the sum of: (A) Term SOFR and (B) 0.11448% (11.448 basis points) for an Available Tenor of one-month’s duration, 0.26161% (26.161 basis points) for an Available Tenor of three-months’ duration, and 0.42826% (42.826 basis points) for an Available Tenor of six-months’ duration; provided, that, if the Lead Borrower has provided a notification to the Administrative Agent in writing on or prior to the date on which the Benchmark Replacement will become effective that any Borrower has a Swap Contract in place with respect to any of the Loans as of the date of such notice (which such notification the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely upon and shall have no duty or obligation to ascertain the correctness or completeness of), then the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, may decide not to determine the Benchmark Replacement pursuant to this clause (1)(a)(i) for such Benchmark Transition Event or Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, or

 

  ii.

the sum of: (A) Daily Simple SOFR and (B) the spread adjustment for an Available Tenor of one-month’s duration (0.11448% (11.448 basis points))

provided, however, that if an Early-Opt-in Election has been made, the Benchmark Replacement will be the benchmark selected in connection with such Early Opt-in Election; and

 

  (2)

for purposes of Section 3.03(b)(ii) and for Loans denominated in Australian Dollars, the sum of (a) the alternate benchmark rate selected by the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower as the replacement for the relevant then-current Benchmark for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate as a replacement for the relevant then-current Benchmark for syndicated credit facilities denominated in the applicable currency at such time and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;

provided that, if the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (1) or (2) above would be less than the Floor, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of a then-current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for any applicable Interest Period and Available Tenor for any setting of such Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement, for purposes of clause (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement”, 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 Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) 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 and/or (ii) 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 denominated in the applicable currency at such time.

 

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Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Base Rate”, the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, the applicability and length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, and other technical, administrative or operational 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 such 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 and the other Loan Documents); provided that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no “Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” shall result in any material effect on the timing or amount of payments or Borrowings.

Benchmark Transition Event” means, with respect to any then-current Benchmark (other than USD LIBOR), the occurrence of a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of the then-current Benchmark, the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 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, announcing or stating that (a) such administrator has ceased or will cease on a specified date to provide all Available Tenors of 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 any Available Tenor of such Benchmark or (b) all Available Tenors of such Benchmark are or will no longer be representative of the underlying market and economic reality that such Benchmark is intended to measure and that representativeness will not be restored.

BHC Act Affiliate” of a party means an “affiliate’ (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 1841(k)) of such party.

Board of Directors” means, with respect to any person, (a) in the case of any corporation, the board of directors of such person or any committee thereof duly authorized to act on behalf of such board, (b) in the case of any limited liability company, the board of managers, board of directors, manager or managing member of such person or the functional equivalent of the foregoing or any committee thereof duly authorized to act on behalf of such board, manager or managing member, (c) in the case of any partnership, the board of directors or board of managers of the general partner of such person and (d) in any other case, the functional equivalent of the foregoing.

Bookrunners” means KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, in their capacities as joint bookrunners under this Agreement.

Borrower” and “Borrowers” have the meanings specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement.

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

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

Borrower Retained Prepayment Amounts” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(v).

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

 

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

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

Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, New York, New York and/or Cleveland, Ohio and if such day relates to any interest rate settings as to (a) a Eurocurrency Rate Loan, any fundings, disbursements, settlements and payments in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, or any other dealings to be carried out pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, means any such day on which dealings in deposits in Dollars are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank market; provided that, when used in connection with SOFR, the component of the Base Rate based upon SOFR or any other calculation or determination involving SOFR, the term “Business Day” means any such day that is also a U.S. Government Securities Business Day or (b) a BBSY Rate Loan, any fundings, disbursements, settlements and payments in respect of any such BBSY Rate Loan, or any other dealings to be carried out pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any such BBSY Rate Loan, means any such day on which dealings in deposits in Dollars are conducted by and between banks in Sydney, Australia.

Capital Expenditures” means, for any period, the aggregate of all expenditures (whether paid in cash or accrued as liabilities and including in all events all amounts expended or capitalized under Capitalized Leases) by Holdings, the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries during such period that, in conformity with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, are or are required to be included as additions to fixed assets (or property, plant or equipment) reflected in the consolidated balance sheet of Holdings, the Borrowers and the Restricted Subsidiaries.

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

Capitalized Leases” means all leases that have been or are required to be, in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, recorded as capitalized leases; provided that for all purposes hereunder the amount of obligations under any Capitalized Lease shall be the Capitalized Lease Obligation with respect thereto; provided further that any lease that would be characterized as an operating lease in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, as in effect on December 14, 2018 (whether or not such operating lease was in effect on such date), shall continue to be accounted for as an operating lease (and not as a Capitalized Lease) for purposes of this Agreement regardless of any change in GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, after December 14, 2018 that would otherwise require such lease to be recharacterized (on a prospective or retroactive basis or otherwise) as a Capitalized Lease.

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

Captive Insurance Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of Holdings that is subject to regulation as an insurance company (or any Subsidiary thereof).

Cash Collateral Account” means an account held at, and subject to the sole dominion and control of, the Collateral Agent.

 

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Cash Collateralize” means (a) to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the applicable L/C Issuer and the Appropriate Lenders, as collateral for L/C Obligations or obligations of Lenders to fund participations in respect thereof, cash, Cash Equivalents (for this purpose, excluding Cash Equivalents of the type described in clause (a)(ii) of such definition), deposit account or securities account balances, (b) to provide a “backstop” letter of credit having terms, and issued by a financial institution, reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the applicable L/C Issuer, (c) for the purposes of the definition of Disqualified Equity Interests in this Section 1.01, the preamble paragraphs to Articles VI and VII, and Sections 9.11(a) and 10.13 and the Collateral Documents, to provide evidence that a Letter of Credit has been “grandfathered” into a future credit facility in a manner reasonably acceptable to the applicable L/C Issuer or (d) if the applicable L/C Issuer benefiting from such collateral shall agree in its reasonable discretion, to provide other credit support, in each case, in an amount equal to 100% of such obligations and pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to (i) the Administrative Agent (on behalf of the Appropriate Lenders) and (ii) the L/C Issuer(s). “Cash Collateral,” “Cash Collateralizing,” “Cash Collateralized” and “Cash Collateralization” shall have the meanings correlative thereto and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.

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

(a) (i) Dollars and (ii) any foreign currency held by Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business;

(b) readily marketable direct obligations issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States government or any agency or instrumentality thereof the securities of which are unconditionally guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation of such government with maturities of 24 months or less from the date of acquisition;

(c) certificates of deposit, time deposits and eurodollar time deposits with maturities of one year or less from the date of acquisition, demand deposits, bankers’ acceptances with maturities not exceeding one year and overnight bank deposits, in each case with any domestic or foreign commercial bank having capital and surplus of not less than $500,000,000 in the case of U.S. banks (or the Dollar equivalent as of the date of determination in the case of any non-U.S. banks);

(d) repurchase obligations for underlying securities of the types described in clauses (b) and (c) above or clause (f) below entered into with any financial institution meeting the qualifications specified in clause (c) above;

(e) commercial paper rated at least P-2 by Moody’s or at least A-2 by S&P (or, if at any time neither Moody’s nor S&P shall be rating such obligations, an equivalent rating from another nationally recognized statistical rating agency) and in each case maturing within 12 months after the date of creation thereof;

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

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

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

(i) investment funds investing substantially all of their assets in securities of the types described in clauses (a) through (h) above; and

(j) solely with respect to any Captive Insurance Subsidiary, any investment that a Captive Insurance Subsidiary is not prohibited to make in accordance with applicable Laws.

 

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In the case of Investments made in a country outside the United States in the ordinary course of business, Cash Equivalents shall also include (i) investments of the type and maturity described in clauses (a) through (j) above of obligors, which Investments or obligors (or the parents of such obligors), if required under such clauses, have the ratings described in such clauses or equivalent ratings from comparable foreign rating agencies and (ii) other short-term investments utilized by Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with normal investment practices for cash management in investments analogous to the foregoing investments described in clauses (a) through (j) and in this paragraph.

Cash Management Bank” means (i) a counterparty provider selected by Borrower that has executed and delivered to the Collateral Agent an accession agreement or (ii) any Person that is an Agent, a Lender, a Lead Arranger or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing at the time it initially provides any Cash Management Services pursuant to a Secured Cash Management Agreement (or, in the case of Secured Cash Management Agreements existing on the Closing Date, on the Closing Date), whether or not such Person subsequently ceases to be an Agent, a Lender, a Lead Arranger or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing.

Cash Management Obligations” means obligations owed by Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary in respect of or in connection with any Cash Management Services.

Cash Management Services” means any agreement or arrangement to provide cash management services, including treasury, depository, overdraft, credit card processing, credit or debit card, purchase card, electronic funds transfer, ACH transactions and other cash management arrangements.

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

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

Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty (excluding the taking effect after the date of this Agreement of a law, rule, regulation or treaty adopted prior to the date of this Agreement), (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 (Pub.L. 111-203, H.R. 4173) and all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith or in implementation thereof and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements 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, issued or implemented.

Change of Control” means (i) the failure of the Public Parent, directly or indirectly through wholly-owned subsidiaries, to beneficially own and control all of the Equity Interests of the Lead Borrower or (ii) the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any Person or group, in each case, other than the Permitted Holders (directly or indirectly, including through one or more holding companies), of Equity Interests representing 40% or more of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests in the Public Parent and the percentage of the aggregate ordinary voting power so held is greater than the percentage of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the Equity Interests in the Public Parent held by the Permitted Holders, unless the Permitted Holders (directly or indirectly, including through one of more holding companies) otherwise have the right (pursuant to contract, proxy or otherwise), directly or indirectly, to designate, nominate or appoint (and do so designate, nominate or appoint) a majority of the Board of Directors of Holdings or the Public Parent.

 

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For purposes of this definition, (i) “beneficial ownership” shall be as defined in Rules 13(d)-3 and 13(d)-5 under the Exchange Act, (ii) the phrase Person or “group” is within the meaning of Section 13(d) or 14(d) of the Exchange Act, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such Person or “group” and its subsidiaries and any Person acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan, and (iii) if any Person or “group” includes one or more Permitted Holders, the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of Holdings or the Lead Borrower, as applicable, directly or indirectly owned by the Permitted Holders that are part of such Person or “group” shall not be treated as being owned by such Person or “group” for purposes of determining whether this definition is triggered.

Claims” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Environmental Claim.

Class” when used in reference to (a) any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Initial Term Loans, Revolving Credit Loans described in clause (i) of the definition thereof, New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Loans, Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans, Extended Term Loans, Extended Revolving Credit Loans or Replacement Term Loans, (b) any Commitment, refers to whether such Commitment is a Commitment in respect of Initial Term Commitments, Revolving Credit Commitments (including Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments) or a Commitment in respect of a Class of Loans to be made pursuant to an Incremental Amendment, a Refinancing Amendment, an Extension Amendment, Corrective Loan Extension Amendment or an amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans and (c) any Lender, refers to whether such Lender has a Loan or Commitment with respect to a particular Class of Loans or Commitments and includes, as a separate Class, Term Lenders with Initial Term Loans, Revolving Credit Lenders with Revolving Credit Commitments (including Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments), Refinancing Term Lenders with Refinancing Term Commitments or Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Credit Lenders with Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments or Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans, Extending Term Lenders for a given Term Loan Extension Series of Extended Term Commitments or Extended Term Loans, Extending Revolving Credit Lenders for a given Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments or Extended Revolving Credit Loans, New Term Lenders with New Term Commitments or New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Lenders with New Revolving Credit Commitments or New Revolving Credit Loans or Lenders with Replacement Term Loans. Initial Term Loans, Revolving Credit Loans (and the Revolving Credit Commitments in respect thereof) described in clause (i) of the definition thereof, Refinancing Term Commitments, Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans, New Term Commitments, New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments, New Revolving Credit Loans, Extended Term Commitments, Extended Term Loans, Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, Extended Revolving Credit Loans, commitments in respect of Replacement Term Loans and Replacement Term Loans that have different terms and conditions shall be construed to be in different Classes.

Closing Date” means the first date on which all the conditions precedent in Section 4.01 are satisfied or waived in accordance with Section 10.01.

Closing Date IPO” has the meaning specified in the preliminary statements to this Agreement.

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

Co-Investor” means one or more (x) current or prospective limited partners of any funds, investment vehicles or partnerships managed, advised or sub-advised by Summit Partners or any of their respective Affiliates (other than any portfolio operating company of any of the foregoing) or (y) strategic partners of Summit Partners or any Co-Investor identified in clause (x) of this definition that acquire, directly or indirectly, Equity Interests in Holdings through an issuance by Holdings (or any direct or indirect parent thereof) or a transfer, sale, assignment or disposition by Summit Partners, in each case under this clause (y), within twelve months following the Closing Date.

Collateral” means all the “Collateral” (or equivalent term) as defined in any Collateral Document.

Collateral Agent” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement.

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

(a) the Collateral Agent shall have received each Collateral Document required to be delivered (i) on the Closing Date pursuant to Section 4.01(a)(iii) or (ii) on such other dates as required pursuant to Section 6.11 or Section 6.13, duly executed by each Loan Party party thereto;

 

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(b) all Obligations (other than, with respect to any Guarantor, any Excluded Swap Obligations of such Guarantor) shall have been unconditionally guaranteed by Holdings and each Restricted Subsidiary of Holdings (other than the Borrowers) that is a Domestic Subsidiary or an Australian Subsidiary (except any Excluded Subsidiary, other than any Excluded Subsidiary pursuant to clause (d) of the definition of “Excluded Subsidiary” that was not an Excluded Subsidiary pursuant to such clause (d) on the Closing Date or the date that such Domestic Subsidiary became a Subsidiary Guarantor, in which case the exception to the aforementioned requirement to provide such unconditional guarantee pursuant to this parenthetical shall not apply) (each, a “Guarantor”) and any Restricted Subsidiary that Guarantees any Indebtedness incurred by Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to (i) any Junior Financing or (ii) any Incremental Equivalent Debt or Refinancing Equivalent Debt (or, in the case of each of the preceding clauses (i) and (ii), any Permitted Refinancing thereof) shall be a Guarantor hereunder;

(c) the Obligations of each Loan Party shall have been secured by a first-priority security interest (subject to non-consensual Liens permitted by Section 7.01 and other Liens permitted pursuant to Sections 7.01(i), 7.01(m)(ii), (n), (o), (y), (aa), (dd) (but solely in the case of Liens permitted by clause (i), (o), or (ii) of Section 7.01), (ee), (hh) and (ii)) in (i) all Equity Interests of the Borrowers and each Restricted Subsidiary that is a wholly-owned Subsidiary (other than a Subsidiary (x) that is an Immaterial Subsidiary, a not-for-profit organization, a Captive Insurance Subsidiary or a special purpose entity formed and used solely for a securitization transaction or a similar special purpose, or (y) with respect to the Obligations of a Loan Party that is a U.S. Person, any Subsidiary described in the following clause (ii)(A) or (ii)(B)) directly owned by any Borrower or any Guarantor; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, this clause (c)(i) shall not apply to any Equity Interests of the Borrowers owned by Excelerate, L.P., CK Holdings, LP or P&P Holdings, LP until Excelerate, L.P., CK Holdings, LP and P&P Holdings, LP are dissolved after the Closing Date and such Borrowers become wholly-owned by a Loan Party), and (ii) with respect to the Obligations of a Loan Party that is a U.S. Person, 65% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the total issued and outstanding Equity Interests that are entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.956-2(c)(2)) and 100% of the non-voting Equity Interests of (A) each Restricted Subsidiary that is a wholly owned Foreign Subsidiary and is directly owned by any Borrower or any Guarantor and (B) each Restricted Subsidiary that is a FSHCO directly owned by any Borrower or any Guarantor (in the case of clauses (A) and (B), other than a Subsidiary that is an Immaterial Subsidiary, a not-for-profit organization, a Captive Insurance Subsidiary or a special purpose entity formed and used solely for a securitization transaction or a similar special purpose);

(d) except to the extent otherwise provided hereunder or under any Collateral Document, including subject to Liens permitted by Section 7.01 or under any Collateral Document, the Obligations shall have been secured by a valid and perfected security interest in substantially all tangible and intangible assets of each Loan Party (including accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, investment property, deposit accounts, contract rights, registered intellectual property (including applications for registered intellectual property, but excluding any intent-to-use application for registration of a trademark or service mark filed pursuant to Section 1(b) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051, prior to the filing of a “Statement of Use” pursuant to Section 1(d), or an “Amendment to Allege Use” pursuant to Section 1(c), of the Lanham Act, to the extent, if any, that, and solely during the period, if any, in which, the grant of a security interest therein would impair the validity or enforceability of such application under applicable federal Laws)), other general intangibles, mortgages on Material Real Property and proceeds of the foregoing), in each case, with the priority required by the Collateral Documents (to the extent such security interest may be perfected by delivering certificated securities and Material Debt Instruments, filing any Mortgages in the appropriate filing office of the county where the respective mortgaged property is located, filing financing statements under the Uniform Commercial Code and/or the PPSA, making any necessary filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or United States Copyright Office or any equivalent foreign national registry); and

(e) the Collateral Agent shall have received counterparts of a Mortgage and other documentation required to be delivered, with respect to each Material Real Property, if any, pursuant to Sections 6.11 and 6.13.

The foregoing definition shall not require, and the Loan Documents shall not contain any requirements as to, the creation or perfection of pledges of or security interests in, Mortgages on, or the obtaining of title insurance, surveys, abstracts or appraisals or taking other actions with respect to, any Excluded Assets. The Collateral Agent may grant extensions of time for the perfection of security interests in or the delivery of the Mortgages and the obtaining of title insurance, surveys, abstracts and appraisals with respect to particular assets and the delivery of assets (including extensions beyond the Closing Date for the perfection of security interests in the assets of the Loan Parties on such date) where it reasonably determines, in consultation with the Lead Borrower, that perfection cannot be accomplished without undue effort or expense by the time or times at which it would otherwise be required by this Agreement or the Collateral Documents.

 

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Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, there shall be no requirement for (and no Default under the Loan Documents shall arise out of the lack of) (A) actions in, or required by the Laws of, any jurisdiction other than Australia (or any state or territory thereof) or the United States in order to create, perfect or maintain any security interests in any assets (including, without limitation, any intellectual property registered in any jurisdiction other than Australia or the United States and all real property located outside the United States or Australia) (it being understood that there shall be no security agreements, pledge agreements or similar security documents governed by the Laws of any jurisdiction other than Australia or the United States) and (B) actions required to be taken to perfect by “control” with respect to any Collateral (other than delivery of (x) certificated securities required to be pledged in accordance with clause (c) of this definition and (y) Material Debt Instruments, in each case, in accordance with the requirements under the Security Agreement and the other Loan Documents and subject to Section 6.16).

In addition, the Borrowers may cause any Restricted Subsidiary that is not otherwise required to be a Guarantor to Guarantee the Obligations and otherwise satisfy the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, in which case such Restricted Subsidiary shall be treated as a Guarantor under this Agreement and every other Loan Document for all purposes at all times thereafter.

Collateral Documents” means, collectively, the Security Agreement, the Intellectual Property Security Agreements, the Mortgages, each of the mortgages, debentures, charges, collateral assignments, security agreements, pledge agreements or other similar agreements delivered to the Agents and the Lenders pursuant to this Agreement and the Guaranty and each of the other agreements, instruments or documents executed by a Loan Party that creates or purports to create a Lien or Guarantee in favor of the Collateral Agent or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

Commitment” means a Term Commitment or a Revolving Credit Commitment, as the context may require.

Commitment Letter” means the Commitment Letter, dated August 12, 2021, among KeyBank, the Lead Arrangers, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Bank of America, N.A., Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, Jefferies Finance LLC and the Lead Borrower.

Commodity Exchange Act” means the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.) as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.

Communication” has the meaning specified in Section 10.12(a).

Compensation Period” has the meaning specified in Section 2.12(c)(ii).

Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit C and which certificate shall in any event be a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Lead Borrower (a) certifying as to whether a Default has occurred and is continuing and, if applicable, specifying the details thereof and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto, (b) setting forth reasonably detailed calculations, in the case of financial statements delivered under Section 6.01(a), beginning with the financial statements for the fiscal year of Holdings ending December 31, 2022, of Excess Cash Flow for such fiscal year, (c) in the case of financial statements delivered under Section 6.01(a), setting forth a reasonably detailed calculation of the Net Cash Proceeds received during the applicable period by or on behalf of, Holdings the Borrowers or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of any Disposition subject to prepayment pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(ii)(A) and the portion of such Net Cash Proceeds that has been invested or is intended to be reinvested in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(ii)(B) and (d) setting forth a reasonably detailed calculation, in the case of financial statements delivered under Section 6.01(a) or (b) (with respect to financial statements delivered under Section 6.01(b), only for the first three fiscal quarters of each fiscal year) with respect to any Test Period, of the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio and the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio.

 

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Consolidated Current Assets” means, as at any date of determination, the total assets of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis that may properly be classified as current assets in conformity with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, excluding cash and Cash Equivalents, amounts related to current or deferred taxes based on income or profits, assets held for sale, loans (permitted) to third parties, pension assets, deferred bank fees and derivative financial instruments.

Consolidated Current Liabilities” means, as at any date of determination, the total liabilities of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis that may properly be classified as current liabilities in conformity with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, but excluding (a) the current portion of any Funded Debt, (b) the current portion of interest, (c) accruals for current or deferred taxes based on income or profits, (d) accruals of any costs or expenses related to restructuring reserves or severance, (e) revolving loans, swing line loans and letter of credit obligations under the Revolving Credit Facility or any other revolving credit facility, (f) the current portion of any Capitalized Lease Obligation, (g) deferred revenue, (h) liabilities in respect of unpaid earn-outs or other similar acquisition related liabilities, (i) the current portion of any other long-term liabilities, and, furthermore, excluding the effects of adjustments pursuant to GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, resulting from the application of recapitalization accounting or purchase accounting, as the case may be, in relation to the Transaction or any consummated acquisition and (j) Non-Cash Compensation Liabilities.

Consolidated Depreciation and Amortization Expense” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the total amount of depreciation and amortization expense, including amortization or write-off of intangibles and non-cash organization costs and of deferred financing fees or costs and Capitalized Software Expenditures, of such Person, on a consolidated basis and otherwise determined in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, and the amortization of OID resulting from the issuance of Indebtedness at less than par, and any write down of assets or asset value carried on the balance sheet.

Consolidated EBITDA” means, with respect to Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries for any period, the Consolidated Net Income of such Person for such period:

(a) increased by (without duplication, and as determined in accordance with IFRS and GAAP to the extent applicable):

(i) (A) provision for taxes based on income or profits or capital, plus state, provincial, franchise, property or similar taxes and foreign withholding taxes and foreign unreimbursed value added taxes, of such Person for such period (including, in each case, penalties and interest related to such taxes or arising from tax examinations) deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income and (B) amounts paid to Holdings or any direct or indirect parent of Holdings in respect of taxes in accordance with Section 7.06(g), solely to the extent such amounts were deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(ii) (A) total interest expense of such Person and, to the extent not reflected in such total interest expense, any losses on hedging obligations or other derivative instruments entered into for the purpose of hedging interest rate risk, and (B) bank fees and costs owed with respect to letters of credit, bankers acceptances and surety bonds, in each case under this clause (B), in connection with financing activities and, in each case under clauses (A) and (B), to the extent the same were deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(iii) Consolidated Depreciation and Amortization Expense of such Person for such period to the extent the same were deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(iv) any (A) Transaction Expenses and (B) reasonable fees, costs, expenses or charges incurred in connection with (x) any issuance or offering of Equity Interests (including any IPO), Investment, joint venture, acquisition (including any one-time costs incurred in connection with any Permitted Acquisition or any other Investment permitted hereunder), non-ordinary course Disposition, recapitalization or the issuance, incurrence, redemption, exchange or repayment of Indebtedness (including, with respect to Indebtedness, a refinancing thereof), including any costs and expenses relating to any registration statement, or registered exchange offer, in respect of any Indebtedness permitted hereunder, (y) any amendment, waiver, consent or modification to any documentation governing the terms of any transaction described in the immediately

 

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preceding subclause (x) or (z) any amendment, waiver, consent or modification to any Loan Document or any other document governing any Indebtedness, in each case under subclauses (x), (y) and (z), whether or not such transaction or amendment, waiver, consent or modification is successful, made or entered into by the terms of this Agreement, in each case, deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(v) any charges, losses or expenses related to signing, retention, relocation, recruiting or completion bonuses or recruiting costs, severance costs, transition costs, curtailments or modifications to pension and post-retirement employee benefit plans (including any settlement of pension liabilities), pre-opening, opening, closing and consolidation costs and expenses with respect to any facilities, facility start-up costs, costs of strategic initiatives, costs and expenses relating to implementation of operational and reporting systems and technology initiatives, costs incurred in connection with product and intellectual property development and new systems design, costs of information technology and similar upgrades, project start-up costs, integration and systems establishment costs, business optimization expenses or costs (including costs and expenses relating to intellectual property restructurings) and cash restructuring charges, expenses and reserves, in each case, to the extent the same were deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(vi) (A) consulting and similar fees, expenses and indemnities payable to Summit Partners or any Co-Investor and their respective Affiliates to the extent payment thereof is permitted by this Agreement and (B) compensation and expense reimbursements payable to directors and officers, any indemnity payments, and any expenses for director and officer insurance premiums to the extent such payment is permitted by this Agreement, in each case, to the extent the same were deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(vii) any other non-cash charges, expenses, losses or items, including any write offs or write downs, reducing such Consolidated Net Income for such period (provided that if any such non-cash charges represent an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future period, (1) the Lead Borrower may determine not to add back such non-cash charge in the current period and (2) to the extent the Lead Borrower does decide to add back such non-cash charge, the cash payment in respect thereof in such future period shall be subtracted from Consolidated EBITDA to such extent, and excluding amortization of a prepaid cash item that was paid in a prior period); plus

(viii) the amount of any minority interest expense or non-controlling interest consisting of Subsidiary income attributable to minority equity interests of third parties in any non-wholly owned Subsidiary deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income; plus

(ix) without duplication of amounts added back pursuant to clause (vi) above, the amount of customary fees, reasonable out-of-pocket costs, indemnities and expenses paid or accrued in such period to any Permitted Holder or any of their Affiliates to the extent permitted under Section 7.08 and deducted in such period in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(x) the amount of “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies related to (i) the Transaction or (ii) any acquisitions consummated prior to the Closing Date (without duplication of any amounts added back pursuant to clause (xi) below or Section 1.08(c) in connection with a Specified Transaction), in each case projected by the Lead Borrower in good faith to result from actions taken, with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or are expected to be taken (in the good faith determination of the Borrower) within eighteen (18) months after the Closing Date (which “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies shall be calculated on a pro forma basis as though such “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies had been realized on the first day of the period for which Consolidated EBITDA is being determined), net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period; provided that such “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies are reasonably identifiable (in the good faith determination of the Lead Borrower); plus

 

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(xi) the amount of “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions, restructuring charges and expenses, and synergies related to any restructurings, cost savings initiatives and other initiatives occurring after the Closing Date (without duplication of any amounts added back pursuant to clause (x) above or Section 1.08(c) in connection with a Specified Transaction) and projected by the Lead Borrower in good faith to result from actions which have been taken or with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or are expected to be taken (in the good faith determination of the Lead Borrower) within eighteen (18) months after such transaction or initiative is consummated (which “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies shall be calculated on a pro forma basis as though such “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies had been realized on the first day of the period for which Consolidated EBITDA is being determined), net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period; provided that such “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies are reasonably identifiable (in the good faith determination of the Lead Borrower); and provided further, that such “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions, restructuring charges and expenses and synergies added back pursuant to this clause (xi) in any Test Period shall, when aggregated with the amount of any increase for such period in Consolidated EBITDA as a result of any fees, losses, costs, charges, expenses or payments pursuant to clause (xviii) below and Section 1.08(c), in each case, solely to the extent such items are not otherwise permitted to be reflected on pro forma financial statements prepared in compliance with Regulation S-X, not exceed an aggregate amount equal to 25% (or such greater amount approved in writing by the Required Lenders) of Consolidated EBITDA, calculated after giving effect thereto, for such Test Period determined on a Pro Forma Basis; plus

(xii) any costs or expenses incurred by the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to any management equity or equity-based plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement or any stock subscription or stockholders agreement, to the extent that such costs or expenses are funded with Net Cash Proceeds contributed to the capital of the Borrowers by Persons other than Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary or Net Cash Proceeds from Permitted Equity Issuances, in each case, (A) solely to the extent that such cash proceeds are excluded from the calculation of the Available Amount and have not been used as an Excluded Contribution and do not constitute a Specified Equity Contribution and (B) to the extent the same were deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(xiii) Specified Legal Expenses, in each case, to the extent the same were deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(xiv) accruals and reserves that are established or adjusted (x) within 12 months after the Closing Date and that are so required to be established or adjusted in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, or (y) after the closing of any acquisition that are so required as a result of such acquisition in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, or changes as a result of the adoption or modification of accounting policies, whether effected through a cumulative effect adjustment, restatement or a retroactive application, in each case, to the extent the same were deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(xv) net losses with respect to investments in any person (other than a Subsidiary of Holdings) during such period to the extent that none of Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Subsidiaries contributes cash or Cash Equivalents or any other property to such person in respect of such loss during such period, in each case, to the extent the same were deducted in computing Consolidated Net Income; plus

(xvi) any fees, costs, expenses or charges incurred in connection with the preparation for and consummation of an IPO; plus

(xvii) adjustments and add-backs specifically identified in the financial model delivered to the Lead Arrangers on May 25, 2021; plus

(xviii) (x) start-up fees, losses, costs, charges, expenses or payments incurred in the first 12 months following the commitment to open a new facility with respect to the prospecting, opening, and organizing of any new facility (including, but not limited to, the cost of feasibility studies, staff-training and recruiting costs, advertising and marketing costs, rental or mortgage costs, compensation costs, insurance costs, travel costs and other employee related costs and expenses for employees engaged in such start-up activities) and (y) operating losses of new facilities (including, but not limited to, allocation of corporate overhead expenses) incurred in the first 12 months following the opening of such new facility; provided that

 

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such fees, losses, costs, charges, expenses or payments added back pursuant to this clause (xviii) in any Test Period shall, when aggregated with the amount of any increase for such period in Consolidated EBITDA as a result of any “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions, restructuring charges and expenses and synergies pursuant to clause (xi) above and Section 1.08(c), in each case, solely to the extent such items are not otherwise permitted to be reflected on pro forma financial statements prepared in compliance with Regulation S-X, not exceed an aggregate amount equal to 25% (or such greater amount approved in writing by the Required Lenders) of Consolidated EBITDA, calculated after giving effect thereto, for such Test Period determined on a Pro Forma Basis; plus

(xix) earn-out obligations incurred in connection with any Permitted Acquisition and paid or accrued during the applicable period and on similar acquisitions completed prior to the Closing Date; plus

(xx) adjustments calculated in accordance with Regulation S-X; and

(b) decreased by (without duplication, and as determined in accordance with IFRS or GAAP to the extent applicable) any non-cash gains increasing Consolidated Net Income of such Person for such period, excluding any gains that represent the reversal of any accrual of, or cash reserve for, anticipated cash charges in any prior period (other than such cash charges that have been added back to Consolidated Net Income in calculating Consolidated EBITDA in accordance with this definition).

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, for purposes of determining Consolidated EBITDA under this Agreement for any Test Period that includes any of the fiscal quarters ended September 30, 2020, December 31, 2020, March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021, Consolidated EBITDA for such fiscal quarters shall be $27,583,000, $21,192,000, $13,497,000 and $18,682,000, respectively, in each case, as may be subject to add-backs and adjustments (without duplication) pursuant to Section 1.08(c) and clauses (a)(x) and (a)(xi) above for the applicable Test Period. For the avoidance of doubt, Consolidated EBITDA shall be calculated, including pro forma adjustments, in accordance with Section 1.08.

Consolidated First Lien Net Debt” means, as of any date of determination, (a) Consolidated Total Debt of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries that is secured by a first priority Lien on any asset or property of Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary minus (b) the aggregate amount of (i) cash and Cash Equivalents of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date that is not Restricted and (ii) cash and Cash Equivalents of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date that is Restricted in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders; provided that the amount of any cash and Cash Equivalents so netted shall not exceed $20,000,000; provided further that in calculating the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio for the purposes of determining the Available Incremental Amount on any date of determination in respect of any New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Equivalent Debt, in each case incurred as such, (i) the proceeds thereof incurred on such date shall be excluded from the immediately preceding clause (b) and (ii) in connection with the incurrence of a New Revolving Credit Commitment on such date, the full amount of such New Revolving Credit Commitment shall be deemed to be Indebtedness outstanding on such date; provided further that to the extent proceeds of any New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Equivalent Debt are to be used to repay Indebtedness (including by defeasance, discharge, escrow or similar arrangements), the Borrowers shall be permitted to give Pro Forma Effect to such repayment of Indebtedness.

Consolidated Group” means a Consolidated Group or a MEC Group, each as defined in section 995-1 of the Australian Tax Act.

Consolidated Net Debt” means, as of any date of determination, (a) Consolidated Total Debt of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries minus (b) the aggregate amount of (i) cash and Cash Equivalents of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date that is not Restricted and (ii) cash and Cash Equivalents of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date that is Restricted in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders; provided that the amount of any cash and Cash Equivalents so netted shall not exceed $20,000,000; provided further that in calculating the Total Net Leverage Ratio for the purposes of determining the Available Incremental Amount on any date of determination in respect of any Incremental Equivalent Debt, the proceeds thereof incurred on such date shall be excluded from clause (b); provided further that to the extent proceeds of any such Indebtedness are to be used to repay Indebtedness (including by defeasance, discharge, escrow or similar arrangements), the Borrowers shall be permitted to give Pro Forma Effect to such repayment of Indebtedness.

 

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Consolidated Net Income” means, with respect to Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries for any period, the aggregate of the Net Income of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries for such period on a consolidated basis and otherwise determined in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable; provided, however, that, without duplication:

(a) any extraordinary, non-recurring or unusual gains or losses, charges or expenses shall be excluded;

(b) the Net Income for such period shall not include the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles during such period, whether effected through a cumulative effect adjustment or a retroactive application, in each case in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable;

 

  (a)

effects of adjustments (including the effects of such adjustments pushed down to Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries) in such Person’s consolidated financial statements pursuant to GAAP or IFRS, as applicable (including in the property and equipment, software, goodwill, intangible assets, deferred revenue and debt line items thereof), resulting from the application of recapitalization accounting or purchase accounting, as the case may be, in relation to the Transaction or any consummated acquisition or the amortization or write-off of any amounts thereof (including any write-off of in process research and development), net of taxes, shall be excluded;

 

  (b)

any net income (loss) from disposed, abandoned, transferred, closed or discontinued operations (excluding held for sale discontinued operations until actually disposed of) and any gains or losses on disposal of disposed, abandoned, transferred, closed or discontinued operations shall be excluded;

 

  (c)

any net gains or losses (less all fees and expenses relating thereto) attributable to asset dispositions or the sale or other disposition of any Equity Interests of any Person other than in the ordinary course of business, as determined in good faith by the Lead Borrower, shall be excluded;

 

  (d)

the Net Income for such period of any Person that is not a Subsidiary, or is an Unrestricted Subsidiary, or that is accounted for by the equity method of accounting, shall be excluded; provided that Consolidated Net Income of the Borrowers shall be increased by the aggregate amount of dividends or distributions or other payments that are actually paid in cash (or to the extent converted into cash) by such Person or Unrestricted Subsidiary to any Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary in respect of such period (subject in the case of dividends, distributions or other payments made to a Restricted Subsidiary to the limitations contained in clause (g) below);

 

  (e)

solely for the purpose of determining the Available Amount for application pursuant to Section 7.06(c), the Net Income for such period of any Restricted Subsidiary (other than any Subsidiary Guarantor) shall be excluded to the extent the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by that Restricted Subsidiary of its Net Income is not at the date of determination permitted without any prior governmental approval (which has not been obtained) or, directly or indirectly, by the operation of the terms of its charter or any agreement, instrument, judgment, decree, order, statute, rule, or governmental regulation applicable to that Restricted Subsidiary or its equity holders, unless such restriction with respect to the payment of dividends or similar distributions has been legally waived; provided that Consolidated Net Income of the Borrowers will be increased by the amount of dividends or other distributions or other payments actually paid in cash (or to the extent converted into cash) to any Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary thereof that is a Subsidiary Guarantor in respect of such period, to the extent not already included therein;

 

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  (f)

(i) any net gain or loss (after any offset) resulting in such period from obligations in respect of Swap Contracts and the application of Accounting Standards Codification 815 (Derivatives and Hedging) or any ineffectiveness recognized in earnings related to qualifying hedge transactions or the fair value of changes therein recognized in earnings for derivatives that do not qualify as hedge transactions, in each case, in respect of Swap Contracts, (ii) any net gain or loss resulting in such period from currency translation gains or losses related to currency re-measurements of Indebtedness (including the net loss or gain (A) resulting from Swap Contracts for currency exchange risk and (B) resulting from intercompany Indebtedness) and all other foreign currency translation gains or losses, and (iii) any net income (loss) for such period attributable to the early extinguishment or conversion of (A) Indebtedness, (B) obligations under any Swap Contracts or (C) other derivative instruments and all deferred financing costs written off or amortized and premiums paid or other expenses incurred directly in connection therewith, shall be excluded;

 

  (g)

any goodwill or impairment charge or asset write-off or write-down, including impairment charges or asset write-offs or write-downs related to intangible assets, long-lived assets, investments in debt and equity securities or as a result of a change in law or regulation, in each case pursuant to GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, the amortization of intangibles arising pursuant to GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, and the amortization of Capitalized Software Expenditures, shall be excluded;

 

  (h)

any expenses, charges or losses that are covered by indemnification or other reimbursement provisions in connection with any Investment, Permitted Acquisition, acquisitions completed prior to the Closing Date or any sale, conveyance, transfer or other disposition of assets permitted under this Agreement or that are consummated prior to the Closing Date, to the extent actually reimbursed, or, so long as the Lead Borrower has made a determination that a reasonable basis exists for indemnification or reimbursement and only to the extent that such amount is in fact indemnified or reimbursed within 365 days of such determination (with a deduction in the applicable future period for any amount so added back to the extent not so indemnified or reimbursed within such 365 days), shall be excluded;

 

  (i)

to the extent covered by insurance and actually reimbursed, or, so long as the Lead Borrower has made a determination that a reasonable basis exists that such amount will in fact be reimbursed within 365 days of the date of such determination (with a deduction in the applicable future period for any amount so added back to the extent not so reimbursed within such 365 days), expenses, charges or losses with respect to liability or casualty events or business interruption shall be excluded;

 

  (j)

any non-cash (for such period and all other periods) compensation charge or expense, including any such charge or expense arising from the grants of equity, equity appreciation or similar rights, or other rights or equity incentive programs shall be excluded, and any cash charges associated with the rollover, acceleration or payout of Equity Interests by, or to, management or other holders, direct or indirect, of Equity Interests of the Borrowers or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries in connection with the Transaction, shall be excluded;

 

  (k)

any income (loss) attributable to deferred compensation plans or trusts and any non-cash deemed finance charges in respect of any pension liabilities or other provisions or on the revaluation of any benefit plan obligation shall be excluded;

 

  (l)

proceeds from any business interruption insurance, to the extent not already included in Consolidated Net Income, shall be included;

 

  (m)

the amount of any expense to the extent a corresponding amount is received in cash by Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries from a Person other than Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiaries; provided such amount received has not been included in determining Consolidated Net Income, shall be excluded (it being understood that if the amounts received in cash under any such agreement in any period exceed the amount of expense in respect of such period, such excess amounts received may be carried forward and applied against expense in future periods);

 

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  (n)

any adjustments resulting from the application of Accounting Standards Codification Topic No. 460 (Guarantees) or any comparable regulation, shall be excluded; and

 

  (o)

changes in accruals or reserves in respect of earn-out and contingent consideration obligations incurred (including adjustments thereof and purchase price adjustments) in connection with the Transaction, any Permitted Acquisition, other permitted Investment or any acquisition occurring prior to the Closing Date shall be excluded.

Consolidated Secured Net Debt” means, as of any date of determination, (a) Consolidated Total Debt of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries that is secured by a Lien on any asset or property of Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary minus (b) the aggregate amount of (i) cash and Cash Equivalents of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date that is not Restricted and (ii) cash and Cash Equivalents of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date that is Restricted in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders; provided that the amount of any cash and Cash Equivalents so netted shall not exceed $20,000,000; provided further that in calculating the Total Net Secured Leverage Ratio for the purposes of determining the Available Incremental Amount on any date of determination in respect of any New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Equivalent Debt, in each case incurred as such, (i) the proceeds thereof incurred on such date shall be excluded from the immediately preceding clause (b) and (ii) in connection with the incurrence of a New Revolving Credit Commitment on such date, the full amount of such New Revolving Credit Commitment shall be deemed to be Indebtedness outstanding on such date; provided further that to the extent proceeds of any New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments or Incremental Equivalent Debt are to be used to repay Indebtedness (including by defeasance, discharge, escrow or similar arrangements), the Borrowers shall be permitted to give Pro Forma Effect to such repayment of Indebtedness.

Consolidated Total Debt” means, as of any date of determination, the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries outstanding on such date, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable (but excluding the effects of any discounting of Indebtedness resulting from the application of recapitalization accounting or purchase accounting in connection with the Transaction, any Permitted Acquisition or any other Investment permitted hereunder, acquisitions completed prior to the Closing Date or for any other purpose), consisting of (i) Indebtedness for borrowed money, (ii) unreimbursed obligations in respect of drawn letters of credit (subject to the proviso below), (iii) Capitalized Lease Obligations, (iv) obligations in respect of purchase money debt, (v) debt obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, promissory notes, loan agreements or similar instruments, (vi) unpaid earnouts to the extent then due and owing and (vii) guarantees of any of the types of Indebtedness specified in the foregoing clauses (i) through (vi); provided that Consolidated Total Debt shall not include Indebtedness in respect of (i) any Letter of Credit or any other letter of credit, except to the extent of unreimbursed L/C Obligations or obligations in respect of any such drawn other letters of credit (provided that any unreimbursed L/C Obligations or unreimbursed obligations in respect of any such drawn letters of credit shall not be included as Consolidated Total Debt until three (3) Business Days after such amount is drawn (it being understood that any borrowing, whether automatic or otherwise, to fund such reimbursement shall be included)) and (ii) obligations under Swap Contracts.

Consolidated Working Capital” means, as at any date of determination, the excess of Consolidated Current Assets over Consolidated Current Liabilities; provided that Consolidated Working Capital shall be calculated without giving effect to (w) recapitalization or purchase accounting, (x) any assets or liabilities acquired, assumed, sold or transferred in any acquisition or Disposition pursuant to Section 7.05(j), (y) changes as a result of the reclassification of items from short-term to long-term and vice versa or (z) changes to Consolidated Working Capital resulting from non-cash charges and credits to Consolidated Current Assets and Consolidated Current Liabilities (including, without limitation, derivatives and deferred income tax).

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

 

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

Control” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Affiliate.”

Corrective Loan Extension Amendment” means a Corrective Revolving Credit Extension Amendment and/or a Corrective Term Loan Extension Amendment, as the context requires.

Corrective Revolving Credit Extension Amendment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.18(f).

Corrective Term Loan Extension Amendment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(f).

Corresponding Tenor” with respect to any Available Tenor means, as applicable, either a tenor (including overnight) or an interest payment period having approximately the same length (disregarding business day adjustment) as such Available Tenor.

Covered Entity” means any of the following:

(i) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);

(ii) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or

(iii) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

Covered Party” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 10.19.

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

Cure Expiration Date” has the meaning specified in Section 8.04(a).

Cure Right” has the meaning specified in Section 8.04(a).

Daily Simple SOFR” means, for any day, SOFR, with the conventions for this rate (which will include a lookback) being established by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the conventions for this rate recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for determining “Daily Simple SOFR” for syndicated business loans; provided, that if the Administrative Agent decides in its reasonable discretion that any such convention is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then the Administrative Agent with the consent of the Lead Borrower may establish another convention in its reasonable discretion, which shall be consistent with the then-prevailing market conventions and shall not be adverse to the interests of the Borrowers without the Lead Borrower’s prior written consent.

Debtor Relief Laws” means the Title 11 of the United States Code (11 U.S.C. §101 et seq.) and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief or insolvency Laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions (including, without limitation, corporate insolvency laws under the Australian Corporations Act) from time to time in effect and, in each case, affecting the rights of creditors generally.

Declined Amounts” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(viii).

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

 

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Default Rate” means an interest rate equal to (a) the Base Rate plus (b) the Applicable Rate applicable to Base Rate Loans plus (c) 2.0% per annum; provided that with respect to a Eurocurrency Rate Loan and a BBSY Rate Loan, the Default Rate shall be an interest rate equal to the interest rate (including any Applicable Rate) otherwise applicable to such Loan (giving effect to Section 2.02(c)) plus 2.0% per annum.

Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.

Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.19, any Lender that (a) has failed to fund any portion of the Term Loans, Revolving Credit Loans or participations in L/C Obligations or participations in Swing Line Loans required to be funded by it hereunder within two (2) Business Days of the date required to be funded by it hereunder, (b) has otherwise failed to pay over to the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder within two (2) Business Days of the date when due, (c) has notified the Lead Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender or any other Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, or has made a public statement to that effect, (d) has failed, within three (3) Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Lead Borrower, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower, in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent or the Lead Borrower, as applicable, that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (d) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower) or (e) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-in Action; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct 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 (e) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.19) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Lead Borrower, each L/C Issuer and each Lender; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, such a determination by the Administrative Agent shall not be required for a Lender to constitute a Defaulting Lender.

Designated Borrower” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement.

Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement” means the agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit T attached hereto.

Designated Borrower Requirements” has the meaning specified in Section 2.21(a).

Designated Borrower Notice” means the notice substantially in the form of Exhibit U attached hereto.

Designated Non-Cash Consideration” means the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Lead Borrower) of non-cash consideration received by any Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary in connection with a Disposition pursuant to Section 7.05(j) that is designated as Designated Non-Cash Consideration pursuant to a certificate of a Responsible Officer, setting forth the basis of such valuation (which amount will be reduced by the fair market value of the portion of the non-cash consideration converted to cash or Cash Equivalents following the consummation of the applicable Disposition) (including as a result of a subsequent payment, redemption, retirement, sale or other disposition of such Designated Non-Cash Consideration).

Designated Person” means a Person:

 

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(a) listed in the annex to, or otherwise subject to the provisions of, the Executive Order;

(b) named as a “Specially Designated National and Blocked Person” (“SDN”) on the most current list published by OFAC at its official website or any replacement website or other replacement official publication of such list (the “SDN List”);

(c) the Consolidated List maintained by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; or

(d) in which an entity on the SDN List has 50% or greater ownership interest or that is otherwise controlled by an SDN.

Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1).

Discount Range” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

Discount Range Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

Discount Range Prepayment Notice” means a written notice of the Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offers made pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(C) substantially in the form of Exhibit J or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower.

Discount Range Prepayment Offer” means the irrevocable written offer by a Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit K or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower, submitted in response to an invitation to submit offers following the Auction Agent’s receipt of a Discount Range Prepayment Notice.

Discount Range Prepayment Response Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

Discount Range Proration” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(2).

Discounted Loan Prepayment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(A).

Discounted Prepayment Determination Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(2).

Discounted Prepayment Effective Date” means in the case of the Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment, Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offer or Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offer, eight (8) Business Days following the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date, the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date or the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date, as applicable, in accordance with Section 2.05(a)(v)(B), Section 2.05(a)(v)(C) or Section 2.05(a)(v)(D), respectively, unless a shorter period is agreed to between the applicable Borrower Party and the Auction Agent.

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

Disqualified Equity Interests” means any Equity Interest that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security or other Equity Interests into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event or condition (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (except as a result of a change of control, initial public offering or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control, initial public offering or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations that are accrued and payable (other than (i) unasserted contingent indemnification obligations that by their terms survive and (ii)

 

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Obligations under Secured Hedge Agreements and Secured Cash Management Agreements) and the termination of the Commitments and Cash Collateralization of all outstanding Letters of Credit, (b) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Qualified Equity Interests and other than as a result of a change of control, initial public offering or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control, initial public offering or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations that are accrued and payable (other than (i) unasserted contingent indemnification obligations that by their terms survive and (ii) Obligations under Secured Hedge Agreements and Secured Cash Management Agreements) and the termination of the Commitments and Cash Collateralization of all outstanding Letters of Credit), in whole or in part or (c) is or becomes automatically or at the option of the holder convertible into or exchangeable for Indebtedness or any other Equity Interests that would constitute Disqualified Equity Interests, in the case of each of clauses (a), (b) and (c), prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the Latest Maturity Date of the Loans at the time of issuance; provided that if such Equity Interests are issued to any current or former employees, consultants, directors, officers or members of management or pursuant to a plan for the benefit of current or former employees, consultants, directors, officers or members of management of Holdings (or any direct or indirect parent thereof), the Borrowers or their respective Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such current or former employees, consultants, directors, officers or members of management, such Equity Interests shall not constitute Disqualified Equity Interests solely because they may be required to be repurchased by Holdings, the Borrowers or their respective Subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employees’, consultants’, directors’, officers’ or management members’ termination, death or disability.

Disqualified Institution” means (a) Persons that have been specified in writing by the Lead Borrower to the Administrative Agent prior to the Closing Date (as such list may be updated in writing by the Lead Borrower to the Administrative Agent from time to time thereafter with the sole consent of the Administrative Agent), (b) competitors of Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries that are in the same or similar line of business as Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries or any competitors of Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries that have been designated in writing by the Lead Borrower to the Administrative Agent from time to time (all such Persons under this clause (b), “Competitors”) and (c) any Affiliates of such Persons in clauses (a) or (b) that are either (1) identified in writing by the Lead Borrower from time to time or (2) readily identifiable solely on the basis of such Affiliate’s name (other than affiliates that are bona fide debt funds or investment vehicles that are engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of business and which are not managed, sponsored or advised by any Person controlling, controlled by or under common control with a Competitor and for which no personnel involved with the investment by such affiliate makes (or has the right to make or participate with others in making) any investment decisions for a Competitor).

Distressed Agent-Related Person” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Agent-Related Distress Event.

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

Dollar Amount” means, at any time:

(a) with respect to any Loan, the principal amount thereof then outstanding (or in which such participation is held); and

(b) with respect to any L/C Obligation (or any risk participation therein), the amount thereof.

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

DQ List” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(b).

Early Opt-in Effective Date” means, with respect to any Early Opt-in Election, the sixth (6th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, written notice of objection to such Early Opt-in Election from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders.

 

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Early Opt-in Election” means the occurrence of:

 

  (1)

a notification by the Administrative Agent to each of the other parties hereto that at least five currently outstanding U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time incorporate or adopt (as a result of amendment or as originally executed) either a SOFR-based rate (including SOFR, Term SOFR or any other rate based upon SOFR) as a benchmark rate or an alternate benchmark interest rate to replace USD LIBOR (and such syndicated credit facilities are identified in such notice and are publicly available for review), and

 

  (2)

the joint election by the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower to trigger a fallback from USD LIBOR and the provision by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Lenders.

ECF Payment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(i).

ECF Percentage” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(i).

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

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

EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.

Electronic Transmission” means each document, instruction, authorization, file, information and any other communication transmitted, posted or otherwise made or communicated by e-mail or E-Fax, or otherwise to or from an E-System.

Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Sections 10.07(b)(iii) and (iv) (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 10.07(b)(iii)) and is not excluded as an assignee pursuant to Section 10.07(b)(v); provided that, in any event, Eligible Assignees shall not include (x) any natural person, (y) any Disqualified Institution unless consented to in writing by the Lead Borrower in its sole discretion (which consent shall be required regardless of whether a Default or Event of Default shall be continuing), or (z) any Defaulting Lender or any Affiliate thereof.

Employee Benefit Plan” means an “employee benefit plan” within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA which the Borrowers establish for the benefit of their employees or for which the Borrowers have liability to make a contribution, including as the result of being an ERISA Affiliate, other than a Multiemployer Plan.

Environmental Claim” means any administrative, regulatory or judicial action, suits, demand letter, claim, lien, notice of noncompliance or violation, investigation (other than internal reports prepared by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries (a) in the ordinary course of such Person’s business or (b) as required in connection with a financing transaction or an acquisition or disposition of real estate) or proceeding with respect to any Environmental Liability (hereinafter “Claims”), including (i) any and all Claims by governmental or regulatory authorities for enforcement, cleanup, removal, response, remedial or other actions or damages pursuant to any Environmental Law and (ii) any and all Claims by any third party seeking damages, contribution, indemnification, cost recovery, compensation or injunctive relief pursuant to any Environmental Law.

 

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Environmental Laws” means Laws relating to the protection of the environment.

Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities) of any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract or other written agreement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.

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

Equity Interests” means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests in a Person (whether evidenced by share certificates (or similar) or not).

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that together with the Borrowers (or any of them) are treated as a single employer within the meaning of Section 414 of the Code or Section 4001 of ERISA for the relevant period.

ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) a withdrawal by any Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which it was a substantial employer (as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA) or a cessation of operations that is treated as a termination under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) the failure to satisfy the minimum funding standards (within the meaning of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA), whether or not waived, with respect to a Pension Plan; (d) the failure to make any required contribution to a Multiemployer Plan; (e) the incurrence by any Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to a complete or partial withdrawal by any Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from a Multiemployer Plan, written notification of any Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability or written notification that a Multiemployer Plan is insolvent or is in “endangered” or “critical” status (within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 of ERISA); (f) the filing under Section 4041(c) of ERISA of a notice of intent to terminate a Pension Plan, the treatment of a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041 or Section 4041A of ERISA, or the receipt by any Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates from the PBGC of any notice relating to the intention to terminate a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (g) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan, other than for the payment of plan contributions or PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon any Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates; or (h) the occurrence of a non-exempt prohibited transaction (within the meaning of Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) which could result in liability to any Borrower or any of its ERISA Affiliates.

Erroneous Payment” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.16(a).

Erroneous Payment Deficiency Assignment” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.16(d)(i).

Erroneous Payment Impacted Class” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.16(d)(i).

Erroneous Payment Return Deficiency” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.16(d)(i).

Erroneous Payment Subrogation Rights” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.16(e).

 

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

Eurocurrency Rate” means, for any Interest Period:

(a) in the case of any Eurocurrency Rate Loan,

(i) the rate per annum equal (but not less than 0%) to the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate of interest which is published as the “London interbank offered rate” posted on the Money Rates page of the Market Data section of The Wall Street Journal online edition (http://online.wsj.com) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period, or, if different, the date on which quotations would customarily be provided by leading banks in the London interbank market for deposits of amounts in Dollars for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period (“USD LIBOR”); or

(ii) if the rate referenced in the preceding clause (a)(i) does not appear on such page or service or such page or service shall not be available, the rate per annum equal (but not less than 0%) to the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate on such other page or other service that displays in place of Reuters an average ICE Benchmark Administration Interest Settlement Rate (or successor thereto) for deposits in Dollars (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) with a term equivalent to such Interest Period, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period, or, if different, the date on which quotations would customarily be provided by leading banks in the London interbank market for deposits of amounts in Dollars for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period; or

(iii) for Interest Periods where no interest rate corresponding to an interest period of the same duration as such Interest Period appears on any such page referenced in the preceding clauses (a)(i) and (a)(ii), such rate (which shall not be less than 0%) shall be interpolated on a straight-line basis from the rates specified on the Reuters Screen LIBOR01 Page (or any successor thereto) (and if such screen is not available, the offered rate (but not less than 0%) on such other page or other service that displays in place of Reuters an average ICE Benchmark Administration Interest Settlement Rate (or successor thereto) for deposits in Dollars) for the periods with the two closest durations to such Interest Period’s duration, which such determination shall be reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent and shall be conclusive absent manifest error; and

(b) for any interest calculation with respect to a Base Rate Loan under clause (c) of the definition of “Base Rate” on any date,

(i) the rate per annum equal to the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the rate of interest which is published as the “London interbank offered rate” posted on the Money Rates page of the Market Data section of The Wall Street Journal online edition (http://online.wsj.com) for one-month deposits in Dollars offered in the London interbank market (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) commencing on such date, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) Business Days prior to such date; or

(ii) if the rate referenced in preceding clause (b)(i) does not appear on such page or service or such page or service shall not be available, the rate per annum equal to the rate determined by the Administrative Agent to be the offered rate on such other page or other service that displays an average ICE Benchmark Administration Interest Settlement Rate (or successor thereto) for one-month deposits in Dollars offered in the London interbank market (for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period) commencing on such date, determined as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) two (2) Business Days prior to such date; or

 

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(iii) where no interest rate corresponding to a one-month interest period appears on any such page referenced in the preceding clauses (b)(i) and (b)(ii), such rate shall be interpolated on a straight-line basis from the rates specified on the Reuters Screen LIBOR01 Page (or any successor thereto) (and if such screen is not available, the offered rate on such other page or other service that displays in place of Reuters an average ICE Benchmark Administration Interest Settlement Rate (or successor thereto) for deposits in Dollars) for the periods with the two closest durations to such one-month duration, which such determination shall be reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent and shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

Eurocurrency Rate Borrowing” means a Borrowing comprised of Eurocurrency Rate Loans.

Eurocurrency Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on the applicable Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate (other than a Base Rate Loan).

Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.

Excess Cash Flow” means, for any period, an amount equal to the excess of:

(a) the sum, without duplication, of:

(i) Consolidated Net Income of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries for such period; plus

(ii) an amount equal to the amount of all non-cash charges (including depreciation and amortization) to the extent deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income, but excluding any such non-cash charges representing an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future period and excluding amortization of a prepaid cash item that was paid in a prior period; plus

(iii) decreases in Consolidated Working Capital for such period (other than any such decreases arising from acquisitions or Dispositions by Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries completed during such period or the application of purchase accounting); plus

(iv) an amount equal to the aggregate net non-cash loss on Dispositions by Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries during such period (other than Dispositions in the ordinary course of business) to the extent deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income; plus

(v) the amount deducted as tax expense in determining Consolidated Net Income to the extent in excess of cash taxes paid or payable in respect of such periods; plus

(vi) cash receipts in respect of Swap Contracts during such fiscal year to the extent not otherwise included in such Consolidated Net Income; over

(b) the sum, without duplication; of:

(i) an amount equal to the amount of all non-cash gains or credits included in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income (but excluding any non-cash gains or credit to the extent representing the reversal of an accrual or reserve described in clause (a)(ii) above) and cash charges, losses or expenses excluded by virtue of clauses (a) through (q) of the definition of “Consolidated Net Income”; plus

(ii) without duplication of amounts deducted pursuant to clause (xi) below in prior fiscal years, the amount of Capital Expenditures, Capitalized Software Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property made in cash during such period by Holdings, the Borrowers or the other Restricted Subsidiaries; plus

 

 

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(iii) the aggregate amount of all principal payments of Indebtedness of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries (including (A) the principal component of payments in respect of Capitalized Leases, (B) the amount of any scheduled repayment of Loans pursuant to Section 2.07, and (C) the amount of any mandatory prepayment of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(ii) to the extent required due to a Disposition or Casualty Event that resulted in an increase to such Consolidated Net Income and not in excess of the amount of such increase, but excluding (W) all other prepayments of Term Loans (other than those specified in preceding clauses (B) and (C)) and all voluntary prepayments of Refinancing Equivalent Debt and Incremental Equivalent Debt, (X) all prepayments of Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans, (Y) all prepayments in respect of any other revolving credit facility and (Z) payments of any Junior Financing, except in each case under this clause (Z) to the extent permitted to be paid pursuant to Section 7.12(a) and so long as such payments have not been deducted from any required mandatory prepayment pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(i)) made during such period, and, to the extent applicable with respect to payments of Junior Financing pursuant to Section 7.12(a), not made in reliance on clause (b) of the definition of “Available Amount”; plus

(iv) an amount equal to the aggregate net non-cash gain on Dispositions by Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries during such period (other than Dispositions in the ordinary course of business) to the extent included in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income; plus

(v) increases in Consolidated Working Capital for such period (other than any such increases arising from acquisitions or Dispositions by Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries completed during such period or the application of purchase accounting); plus

(vi) cash payments by Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries during such period in respect of long-term liabilities of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries (other than Indebtedness) to the extent such payments are not expensed during such period or are not deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income; plus

(vii) without duplication of amounts deducted pursuant to clauses (viii) and (xi) below in prior fiscal years, the amount of Investments made pursuant to Section 7.02(b), (f) (other than Investments in Restricted Subsidiaries), (i), (j) (other than Investments in Restricted Subsidiaries), (m), (n) (other than Investments in Restricted Subsidiaries), (s) (other than Investments in Restricted Subsidiaries), (u) (other than Investments in Restricted Subsidiaries), (v) (other than Investments in Restricted Subsidiaries), (aa) (other than Investments in Restricted Subsidiaries), (cc) (other than Investments in Restricted Subsidiaries) and (ff) (other than Investments in Restricted Subsidiaries), and the amount of acquisitions made during such period and, to the extent applicable, not made in reliance on clause (b) of the definition of “Available Amount”; plus

(viii) the amount of Restricted Payments paid during such period pursuant to Sections 7.06(c), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), (o), (p) (solely to the extent such Restricted Payment was originally elected to be made in reliance on (and is attributed to) one of the other baskets specifically enumerated in this clause (viii) and otherwise eligible to be deducted in determining Excess Cash Flow as set forth in this clause (viii)) and (q) in each case, to the extent applicable, not made in reliance on clause (b) of the definition of “Available Amount”; plus

(ix) the aggregate amount of expenditures, fees and expenses actually made or paid in cash by Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries to the extent that such expenditures are not expensed (or exceed the amount that is expensed) during such period or are not deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income; plus

(x) the aggregate amount of any premium, make-whole or penalty payments actually paid in cash by Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries during such period that are made in connection with any prepayment of Indebtedness to the extent such payments are not expensed during such period or are not deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income and such prepayments reduced Excess Cash Flow pursuant to clause (b)(iii) above or reduced the mandatory prepayment required by Section 2.05(b)(i); plus

 

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(xi) without duplication of amounts deducted from Excess Cash Flow in prior periods, at the option of the Lead Borrower, the aggregate consideration required to be paid in cash by Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to binding contracts (the “Contract Consideration”) entered into prior to or during such period relating to tax expenses, interest payments, Investments (other than Investments in Restricted Subsidiaries), Restricted Payments, Permitted Acquisitions, Capital Expenditures, Capitalized Software Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property expected to be consummated or made during the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrowers following the end of such period; provided that, to the extent the aggregate amount of cash actually utilized to finance such tax expenses, interest payments, Investments, Restricted Payments, Permitted Acquisitions, Capital Expenditures, Capitalized Software Expenditures or acquisitions of intellectual property during such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters is less than the Contract Consideration, the amount of such shortfall shall be added to the calculation of Excess Cash Flow at the end of such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters; plus

(xii) the amount of cash taxes paid or tax reserves set aside or payable (without duplication) in such period, to the extent they exceed the amount of tax expense deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income for such period; plus

(xiii) cash expenditures in respect of Swap Contracts during such fiscal year to the extent not deducted in arriving at such Consolidated Net Income;

provided that, (A) with respect to the payments and prepayments of the types of Indebtedness described in clause (b)(iii) of the foregoing definition of Excess Cash Flow, such amounts shall not be included in the aggregate amount calculated pursuant to the foregoing clause (b) for any applicable period to the extent such payments were funded or otherwise financed with the proceeds of long-term Indebtedness (other than proceeds of a Revolving Credit Loan) and (B) with respect to the amounts and/or payments described in each of clauses (b)(ii), (b)(vii), (b)(viii) and (b)(xi) of the foregoing definition of Excess Cash Flow, such amounts shall not be included in the aggregate amount calculated pursuant to the foregoing clause (b) for any applicable period to the extent such payments were funded or otherwise financed with the proceeds of long-term Indebtedness (other than proceeds of a Revolving Credit Loan) and/or the proceeds of equity contributions to/equity issuances by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries.

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

Excluded Assets” means any of the following:

(a) any lease, license, franchise, charter, authorization, contract or agreement to which any Loan Party is a party, and any of its rights or interest thereunder, or any property subject to a purchase money security interest, capital lease obligation or similar arrangement, or (solely with respect to the immediately succeeding clauses (i)(A), (i)(B) (solely with respect to any prohibition under applicable Laws) and (i)(C) (solely with respect to governmental consent), any other asset), if and to the extent that the pledge thereof or the grant of a security interest, (i) (A) is prohibited by or in violation of any Laws (including, without limitation, financial assistance laws, corporate benefit laws or otherwise), rule or regulation applicable to any Loan Party, except to the extent such prohibition is rendered ineffective under the Uniform Commercial Code or other applicable Laws, (B) would be prohibited by the enforceable anti-assignment provisions of any contract or Law applicable to any Loan Party or with respect to any lease, license, franchise, charter, authorization, contract or agreement to which any Loan Party is a party, and of its rights or interest thereunder, to the extent such a grant or security interest therein would violate the terms of any contract with respect to such assets or would trigger termination of such contract (including any purchase money security interest, capital lease obligation or similar arrangement) or any such material rights therein pursuant to any “change of control” or other provision or applicable Laws (in each case, after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code or other applicable Laws) and is not incurred principally for the purpose of taking advantage of the foregoing security exclusion, or (C) requires any governmental or third party consent, license or authorization (unless such consent, license or authorization has been obtained), or (ii) is prohibited by or in violation of a term, provision or condition of any such lease, license, franchise, charter, authorization, contract or agreement (in each case, after giving effect to the applicable anti-assignment provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code or other applicable Laws in any relevant jurisdiction) and is not incurred principally for the purpose of taking advantage of the foregoing security exclusion; provided, however, that the Collateral shall include (and such security interest shall attach) at such time as the contractual or legal prohibition shall no longer be applicable and to the extent severable, shall attach to any portion of such lease, license, franchise, charter, authorization, contract, agreement or other asset

 

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not subject to the prohibitions specified in (i) or (ii) above; provided, further, that the exclusions referred to in this clause (a) shall not include any proceeds and receivables of any such lease, license, franchise, charter, authorization, contract or agreement the assignment of which is expressly deemed effective under applicable Law notwithstanding such prohibition (unless such proceeds or receivables would independently constitute Excluded Assets);

(b) (i) with respect to Obligations of any Loan Party that is a U.S. Person, any assets held by a CFC or FSHCO and voting Equity Interests in excess of 65% of the total issued and outstanding Equity Interests that are entitled to vote within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.956-2(c)(2)) of (x) a Foreign Subsidiary that is a CFC and a direct Subsidiary of a Loan Party or (y) any direct Domestic Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is a FSHCO, (ii) Equity Interests in any Person other than any Borrower or any Borrower’s wholly-owned Restricted Subsidiaries that are not Immaterial Subsidiaries, Captive Insurance Subsidiaries, not-for-profit organizations, or special purpose entities formed and used solely for a securitization transaction or similar special purpose, (iii) with respect to Obligations of any Loan Party that is a U.S. Person, Equity Interests held by a CFC or FSHCO and (iv) Margin Stock;

(c) any “intent-to-use” application for registration of a trademark filed pursuant to Section 1(b) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051, prior to the filing of a “Statement of Use” pursuant to Section 1(d), or an “Amendment to Allege Use” pursuant to Section 1(c), of the Lanham Act, to the extent, if any, that, and solely during the period, if any, in which, the grant of a security interest therein would impair the validity or enforceability of any registration that issues from such intent-to-use application under applicable Laws;

(d) (i) any leasehold interest (including any ground lease interest) in real property (it being agreed that no Loan Party shall be required to deliver landlord or other third party lien waivers, estoppels or collateral access letters), (ii) any fee interest in owned real property that is not Material Real Property and (iii) any fixtures affixed to any real property to the extent a security interest in such fixtures may not be perfected by a UCC-1 financing statement in the jurisdiction of organization of the applicable Loan Party, or, solely in the case of fixtures affixed to any Material Real Property, to the extent a security interest in such fixtures may not be perfected by the recording of a Mortgage or the filing of a fixture filing in the jurisdiction where such Material Real Property is located;

(e) vehicles and other assets subject to certificates of title or ownership;

(f) letters of credit and letter of credit rights except to the extent constituting a supporting obligation for other Collateral as to which perfection of the security interest in such other Collateral may be accomplished by the filing of a Uniform Commercial Code financing statement;

(g) commercial tort claims that, in the reasonable determination of the Borrower, are not expected to result in a judgment in excess of $5,000,000;

(h) assets for which the grant would result in adverse tax or regulatory costs or consequences (other than a de minimis amount) (including as a result of the operation of Section 956 of the Code) for Holdings and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, as determined by the Lead Borrower in good faith and in consultation with the Administrative Agent; and

(i) particular assets if and for so long as, as reasonably agreed by the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent, the cost, difficulty, burden or consequences of obtaining, perfecting or maintaining a security interest in such assets exceeds the practical benefits to the Lenders afforded thereby.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the only assets of an Australian Loan Party that shall constitute “Excluded Assets” shall be those described in clauses (a), (b) and (h) above, and the documentation in respect of any security granted by an Australian Loan Party shall not cover dealings with such excluded property subject to springing security arising during any Administration Period, where “Administration Period” means the period beginning on the date of appointment of an administrator to any Australian Loan Party pursuant to sections 436A, 436B or 436C of the Australian Corporations Act and ending on the date which the administration ends pursuant to section 435C(1)(b) of the Australian Corporations Act.

 

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Excluded Contribution” means (1) the Net Cash Proceeds received by any Borrower or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries that are Loan Parties from:

(a) contributions in respect of Qualified Equity Interests, and

(b) the sale (other than to any Borrower, any other Subsidiary or pursuant to any Borrower or Subsidiary management equity plan or equity-based plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement) of Qualified Equity Interests of Holdings, plus

(2) the Net Cash Proceeds received by any Borrower or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries that are Loan Parties from issuances of debt securities or Disqualified Equity Interests incurred or issued by Holdings after the Closing Date that have been converted into or exchanged for Qualified Equity Interests of Holdings or any direct or indirect parent thereof,

in each case, other than Specified Equity Contributions or amounts that are or have been included in the calculation of Available Amount, and so long as same is designated as Excluded Contributions pursuant to a certificate of a Responsible Officer on or promptly after the date such capital contributions, sales, conversions or exchanges are made.

Excluded Subsidiary” means (a) Immaterial Subsidiaries, (b) Unrestricted Subsidiaries, (c) any Subsidiary that is prohibited or restricted by applicable Law, regulation or Contractual Obligation (so long as, in respect to any such Contractual Obligation, such prohibition existed on the Closing Date or, if later, on the date the applicable Subsidiary is acquired and is not incurred principally for the purpose of taking advantage of the foregoing guarantee exclusion or, in the case of an Australian Subsidiary, cannot be overcome by conducting a financial assistance “whitewash”) from providing a Guaranty or that would require a governmental (including regulatory) consent, approval, license or authorization in order to provide a Guaranty (including, in each case, under any financial assistance, corporate benefit or thin capitalization rule), in each case, for so long as such prohibition or circumstance exists, (d) any Subsidiary that is not a wholly owned Subsidiary of any Borrower or any Guarantor, (e) solely with respect to the Obligations of any Loan Party that is a U.S. Person, any Foreign Subsidiary that is a CFC, (f) solely with respect to the Obligations of any Loan Party that is a U.S. Person, any Subsidiary that is a FSHCO, (g) any Subsidiary that is a not-for-profit organization, (h) Captive Insurance Subsidiaries, (i) any Subsidiary that is a special purpose entity and used primarily for a securitization transaction or similar special purposes, (j) any Subsidiary with respect to which providing a Guaranty would result in adverse tax consequences (other than a de minimis amount) (including as a result of Section 956 of the Code or any similar Law in any applicable jurisdiction) to Holdings and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, as reasonably determined by the Lead Borrower in good faith and in consultation with the Administrative Agent and (k) any other Subsidiary with respect to which, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower, the burden or cost of providing a Guaranty outweighs the benefits afforded to the Lenders thereby.

Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the Guarantee of such Guarantor or the grant of such security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a Master Agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such Guarantee or security interest is or becomes illegal 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).

Executive Order” means the Executive Order No. 13224 of September 23, 2001, entitled Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism.

Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility” has the meaning provided in Section 2.18(a).

 

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Existing Term Loan Facility” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(a).

Extended Commitments” means the Extended Term Commitments and/or the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as the context may require.

Extended Loans” means Extended Term Loans and/or Extended Revolving Credit Loans, as the context may require.

Extended Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.18(a), as the same may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with the terms of this Agreement (including as a result of permitted increases thereto, and reductions thereto, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and adjusted for assignments effected in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.07(b)). Each Lender with an Extended Revolving Credit Commitment shall be obligated to (a) make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrowers pursuant thereto and in accordance with Section 2.01(b) and (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans as provided herein.

Extended Revolving Credit Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.18(a) and includes each Revolving Credit Loan made by an Extending Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to its Extended Revolving Credit Commitment (or originally made pursuant to a Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitment to the extent the same has been converted into an Extended Revolving Credit Commitment).

Extended Term Commitment” means one or more commitments hereunder to convert Term Loans under an Existing Term Loan Facility to Extended Term Loans of a given Term Loan Extension Series pursuant to an Extension Amendment.

Extended Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(a).

Extending Revolving Credit Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.18(b).

Extending Term Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(b).

Extension” means the establishment of an Extension Series by amending a Loan or a Commitment pursuant to Section 2.17 or Section 2.18, as applicable, and the applicable Extension Amendment.

Extension Amendment” means an amendment to this Agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower executed by each of (a) the Lead Borrower, (b) the Administrative Agent and (c) each Lender that agrees to provide any Extended Commitments or Extended Loans being incurred pursuant thereto, in accordance with Section 2.17 or Section 2.18.

Extension Minimum Condition” means a condition to consummating any Extension Amendment that a minimum amount (to be determined and specified by the Lead Borrower in its sole discretion in the relevant Extension Request) of Loans or Commitments of any or all applicable Classes be submitted for Extension.

Extension Request” means a notice to the Administrative Agent setting forth the proposed terms of (i) Extended Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.17(a) or (ii) Extended Revolving Credit Commitments in accordance with Section 2.18(a).

Extension Series” means and includes each Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series and each Term Loan Extension Series.

E-Fax” means any system used to receive or transmit faxes electronically.

E-Signature” means the process of attaching to or logically associating with an Electronic Transmission an electronic symbol, encryption, digital signature or process (including the name or an abbreviation of the name of the party transmitting the Electronic Transmission) with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such Electronic Transmission.

 

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E-System” means any electronic system approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion, including Syndtrak®, Intralinks® and ClearPar® and any other Internet or extranet-based site, whether such electronic system is owned, operated or hosted by the Administrative Agent, any of its Agent-Related Persons or any other Person, providing for access to data protected by passcodes or other security system.

Facility” means the Initial Term Loans, the Revolving Credit Facility (including any Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments) and all extensions of credit pursuant thereto, any Refinancing Term Loans, any Refinancing Revolving Credit Loan, any Extended Term Loans, any Extended Revolving Credit Loan, any New Term Loans, any New Revolving Credit Loans or any Replacement Term Loans, as the context may require.

FATCA” means Section 1471 through Section 1474 of the Code as in effect on the date hereof (or any amended or successor provision that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with) and, in each case, any current or future regulations promulgated thereunder or official interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and any intergovernmental agreement with respect thereto between the United States and another jurisdiction and related fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or official interpretations thereof implementing the foregoing.

FCA” has the meaning specified in Section 3.03(b).

FCPA” means the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (Pub. L. No. 95213, §§ 101.104), as amended.

Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum equal to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System of the United States on such day, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the Business Day next succeeding such day; provided that (a) if such day is not a Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be such rate on such transactions on the next preceding Business Day as so published on the next succeeding Business Day, and (b) if no such rate is so published on such next succeeding Business Day, the Federal Funds Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to a whole multiple of 1/100 of 1%) charged to the Administrative Agent on such day on such transactions as determined by the Administrative Agent.

Fee Letter” means the Fee Letter, dated as of August 12, 2021, among KeyBank, the Lead Arrangers, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Bank of America, N.A., Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, Jefferies Finance LLC and the Lead Borrower.

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

First Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means an intercreditor agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit Q hereto (which agreement in such form, or with changes thereto that are immaterial to the interests of the Lenders, the Administrative Agent is authorized to enter into) together with any changes material to the interests of the Lenders, which such changes shall be posted to the Lenders not less than five (5) Business Days before execution thereof and, if the Required Lenders shall not have objected in writing to such changes within five (5) Business Days after posting, then the Required Lenders shall be deemed to have agreed that the Administrative Agent’s entry into such intercreditor agreement (with such changes) is reasonable and to have consented to such intercreditor agreement (with such changes) and to the Administrative Agent’s execution thereof.

Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means, with respect to Holdings and its Restricted Subsidiaries for any period, the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDA for such period minus the sum of (i) unfinanced Capital Expenditures paid in cash during such period (except to the extent financed with proceeds of equity or long-term Indebtedness (other than proceeds of a Revolving Credit Loan)), (ii) all federal, state, and local income taxes paid in cash during such period and (iii) distributions to the Sponsor or other equityholders of Public Parent in respect of their direct or indirect ownership of Equity Interests in Holdings and its Restricted Subsidiaries paid in cash during such period, to (b) Fixed Charges payable by Holdings and its Restricted Subsidiaries in cash for such period.

 

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Fixed Charges” means, with respect to Holdings and its Restricted Subsidiaries for any period, the sum, without duplication, of (a) interest expense paid in cash during such period (excluding all upfront, closing and similar fees paid on the Closing Date) and (b) regularly scheduled principal payments in respect of Indebtedness for borrowed money or representing the principal component of Capitalized Lease Obligations that are required to be paid in cash during such period (except to the extent paid with the proceeds of a Permitted Refinancing and excluding required mandatory prepayments under Section 2.05); provided that, solely for the purposes of calculating clause (b) of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, Fixed Charges for the four fiscal quarter period ending December 31, 2021 shall be calculated as Fixed Charges for the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2021 multiplied by 4; Fixed Charges for the four fiscal quarter period ending March 31, 2022 shall be calculated as Fixed Charges for the two fiscal quarters ending March 31, 2022 multiplied by 2; and Fixed Charges for the four fiscal quarter period ending June 30, 2022 shall be calculated as Fixed Charges for the three fiscal quarters ending June 30, 2022 multiplied by 1.33.

Floor” means the benchmark rate floor, if any, provided in this Agreement initially (as of the execution of this Agreement, the modification, amendment or renewal of this Agreement or otherwise) with respect to each Relevant Rate.

Foreign Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(c)(i).

Foreign Plan” means any retirement benefit or pension plan maintained or contributed to by, or entered into with, any Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary with respect to any employees employed outside the United States which under applicable Laws is required to be funded through a trust or other funding vehicle other than a trust or funding vehicle maintained exclusively by a Governmental Authority.

Foreign Subsidiary” means any direct or indirect Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

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

FSHCO” means any Subsidiary all the material assets of which consist, directly or indirectly, of cash and/or Equity Interests in one or more Foreign Subsidiaries and/or Unrestricted Subsidiaries that are CFCs and/or Indebtedness of such Subsidiaries.

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

Funded Debt” means, in respect of any Person, all third-party Indebtedness of such Person for borrowed money that matures more than one year from the date of its creation or matures within one year from such date that is renewable or extendable, at the option of such Person, to a date more than one year from such date or arises under a revolving credit or similar agreement that obligates the lender or lenders to extend credit during a period of more than one year from such date, including Indebtedness in respect of the Loans.

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America and Australia, as applicable, as in effect from time to time; provided, however, that if the Lead Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Lead Borrower requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the Closing Date in GAAP or in the application thereof (including through conforming changes made consistent with IFRS) on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Lead Borrower that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof (including through conforming changes made consistent with IFRS), then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith.

 

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Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States, the Commonwealth of Australia or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

Granting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(g).

Group Liability” has the meaning given in section 721-10 of the Australian Tax Act.

Guarantee” means, as to any Person, without duplication, any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other monetary obligation payable or performable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation, (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation, or (d) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other monetary obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part); provided that the term “Guarantee” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit, in either case in the ordinary course of business, or customary and reasonable indemnity obligations in effect on the Closing Date or entered into in connection with any acquisition or Disposition of assets permitted under this Agreement (other than such obligations with respect to Indebtedness for borrowed money). The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith. The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.

Guarantors” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement.” The Borrowers may cause any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Guarantor to Guarantee the Obligations by causing such Restricted Subsidiary to execute a Guaranty, and any such Restricted Subsidiary shall be a Guarantor hereunder and under the other Loan Documents for all purposes.

Guaranty” means (a) the guaranty made by the Guarantors in favor of the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties pursuant to clause (b) of the definition of “Collateral and Guarantee Requirement,” substantially in the form of Exhibit F, and (b) each other guaranty and guaranty supplement delivered pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

Hazardous Materials” means any substance, material or waste that is regulated, classified, or otherwise characterized as “hazardous,” “toxic,” a “pollutant,” a “contaminant,” “radioactive” or “explosive” pursuant to any Environmental Law.

Head Company” means the Head Company (as defined in the Australian Tax Act) of a Consolidated Group.

Hedge Bank” means any Person that either (i) is a party to a Secured Hedge Agreement and has executed and delivered to the Collateral Agent an accession agreement and becomes a party to the Security Agreement or (ii) is an Agent, a Lender, a Lead Arranger or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing at the time it enters into a Secured Hedge Agreement (or, in the case of Secured Hedge Agreements existing on the Closing Date, on the Closing Date), in its capacity as a party to a Secured Hedge Agreement, whether or not such Person subsequently ceases to be an Agent, a Lender, a Lead Arranger or an Affiliate of any of the foregoing.

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Holdings Parent” means any direct or indirect parent company of Holdings.

Honor Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(c).

IBA” has the meaning specified in Section 3.03(b).

Identified Participating Lenders” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(2).

Identified Qualifying Lenders” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(2).

IFRS” means International Financial Reporting Standards and applicable accounting requirements set by the International Accounting Standards Board or any successor thereto (or the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Accounting Principles Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or any successor to either such Board, or the SEC, as the case may be), as in effect from time to time.

Immaterial Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary (which in any case may not be the Borrowers) with respect to which, as of the last day of the most recently ended Test Period on or prior to the date of determination, Consolidated EBITDA attributable to such Restricted Subsidiary for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending on such date does not exceed 5.0% of the Consolidated EBITDA of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries for such period; provided that if the aggregate Consolidated EBITDA attributable to Restricted Subsidiaries that are Immaterial Subsidiaries shall exceed 10.0% of Consolidated EBITDA of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries for such four-quarter period, then the Lead Borrower shall re-designate one or more of such Restricted Subsidiaries to not be Immaterial Subsidiaries within ten (10) Business Days after delivery of the Compliance Certificate for such fiscal quarter such that only Restricted Subsidiaries as shall then have aggregate Consolidated EBITDA of 10.0% or less of the Consolidated EBITDA of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries shall constitute Immaterial Subsidiaries.

Incremental Amendment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(c).

Incremental Amount Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(c).

Incremental Equivalent Debt” means one or more series of senior unsecured notes or loans, senior secured first lien or junior lien notes or loans, subordinated notes or loans, or secured (first lien or junior lien) or unsecured mezzanine Indebtedness, in the case of securities, whether issued in a public offering, Rule 144A or other private placement, or any bridge facility in lieu of any of the foregoing or otherwise, secured by all or a portion of the Collateral (if at all) on a pari passu (but without regard to control of remedies) or junior basis with the Obligations, which Indebtedness is issued or made in lieu of New Revolving Credit Commitments, New Term Commitments and/or New Term Loans pursuant to an indenture, loan agreement, credit agreement, note purchase agreement or otherwise; provided that (i) the aggregate principal amount of any Incremental Equivalent Debt then being incurred or issued at the time of incurrence or issuance shall not, together with the aggregate principal amount of any New Revolving Credit Commitments, New Term Commitments and/or New Term Loans then being incurred or issued substantially simultaneously with such Incremental Equivalent Debt, exceed the Available Incremental Amount at the time of incurrence or issuance thereof, (ii) such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall be incurred or issued by the Borrowers and shall not be subject to any Guarantee by any Person other than a Loan Party, (iii) the interest rate (including margin and floors) applicable to any such Incremental Equivalent Debt will be determined by the Lead Borrower and the Persons providing such Incremental Equivalent Debt; provided that, with respect to any Incremental Equivalent Debt that constitutes term loans secured by all or a portion of Collateral on a pari passu basis (but without regard to control of remedies) with the Obligations that would be permitted to be incurred as a New Term Loan pursuant to Section 2.14, if the All-In Yield applicable to any such Incremental Equivalent Debt constituting term loans exceeds the All-In Yield of the Initial Term Loans made on the Closing Date at such time by more than 50 basis points, then the interest rate margins for the Initial Term Loans shall be increased to the extent necessary so that the All-In Yield of the Initial Term Loans is equal to the All-In Yield of such Incremental Equivalent Debt minus 50 basis points; provided that any increase in All-In Yield to any Initial Term Loan due solely to the application or imposition of a Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor on any such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall be effected, at the Lead Borrower’s option, (x) through an increase in (or implementation of, as applicable) any Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor applicable to

 

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such Initial Term Loan, (y) through an increase in the Applicable Rate for such Initial Term Loan or (z) any combination of (x) and (y) above, and in each case, solely to the extent that the application or imposition of such floor would cause an increase in the effective interest rate then in effect under the Initial Term Loans, (iv) in the case of Incremental Equivalent Debt that is secured, (A) the obligations in respect thereof shall not be secured by any Lien on any asset other than any asset constituting Collateral, (B) the security agreements relating to such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall be substantially the same as the Collateral Documents (with such differences as are appropriate to reflect the nature of such Incremental Equivalent Debt and are otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) and (C) such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall be subject to a First Lien Intercreditor Agreement or a Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement, as appropriate, or to other customary intercreditor arrangements reasonably acceptable to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent, (v) both immediately before and immediately after the incurrence of such Indebtedness (or, in the case of Indebtedness to be incurred in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or permitted Investment, on the date of the execution of (x) the definitive agreement in connection therewith and (y) any commitment in respect of such Incremental Equivalent Debt), no Event of Default exists, (vi) no Incremental Equivalent Debt shall mature earlier than the Latest Maturity Date (as of the time of incurrence of such Incremental Equivalent Debt) (or, if such Incremental Equivalent Debt is secured on a junior lien basis or is unsecured, such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall not mature earlier than the date 180 days after the Latest Maturity Date), (vii) no Incremental Equivalent Debt shall have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity of less than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity as then in effect for any Term Loans outstanding as of the time of incurrence of such Incremental Equivalent Debt (prior to any extension thereto), (viii) any Incremental Equivalent Debt (to the extent secured by all or a portion of the Collateral on a pari passu basis with the Obligations) may provide for the ability to participate on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis) in any voluntary repayments or prepayments of principal of Term Loans hereunder and on a pro rata basis or less than a pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis other than in connection with a Permitted Refinancing thereof) in any mandatory repayments or prepayments of principal of Term Loans hereunder and (ix) the covenants and events of default applicable to such Incremental Equivalent Debt shall not be, when taken as a whole, materially more favorable, to the holders of such Indebtedness than those applicable to the Term Loans (except for covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date) unless such covenants and events of default for such Incremental Equivalent Debt (x) are reflective of market terms and conditions for the type of Indebtedness incurred or issued at the time of issuance or incurrence thereof (in each case, as determined by the Lead Borrower in good faith); provided that a certificate of the Lead Borrower delivered to the Administrative Agent at least three (3) Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material covenants of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Lead Borrower has reasonably determined in good faith that such covenants and defaults satisfy the foregoing requirement shall be conclusive evidence that such covenants and defaults satisfy the foregoing requirement unless the Administrative Agent notifies the Lead Borrower within such three (3) Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonably detailed description of the basis upon which it disagrees) or (y) are otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable:

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

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

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

(d) all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than (i) trade accounts payable and accrued expenses payable in the ordinary course of business, (ii) any earn-out obligation until such obligation is not paid after becoming due and payable and (iii) accruals for payroll and other liabilities accrued in the ordinary course of business);

 

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

(f) all Attributable Indebtedness;

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

(h) all Guarantees of such Person in respect of any of the foregoing.

For all purposes hereof, the Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner or a joint venturer, except to the extent such Person’s liability for such Indebtedness is otherwise limited and only to the extent such Indebtedness would be included in the calculation of Consolidated Total Debt. The amount of any net obligation under any Swap Contract on any date shall be deemed to be the Swap Termination Value thereof as of such date. The amount of Indebtedness of any Person for purposes of clause (e) shall be deemed to be equal to the lesser of (i) the aggregate unpaid amount of such Indebtedness and (ii) the fair market value (as determined by such Person in good faith) of the property of such Person encumbered thereby as determined by such Person in good faith.

Indemnified Liabilities” has the meaning specified in Section 10.05.

Indemnitees” has the meaning specified in Section 10.05.

Independent Financial Advisor” means an accounting, appraisal, investment banking firm or consultant of nationally recognized standing that is, in the good faith judgment of the Lead Borrower, qualified to perform the task for which it has been engaged and that is independent of the Borrowers and their respective Affiliates.

Information” has the meaning specified in Section 10.08.

Initial Term Commitment” means, as to each Term Lender, its obligation to make an Initial Term Loan to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.01(a) in an aggregate amount not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 (as in effect on the Closing Date) under the caption “Initial Term Commitment,” as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement. The initial aggregate amount of the Initial Term Commitments is $100,000,000.

Initial Term Loan” and “Initial Term Loans” have the meanings specified in Section 2.01(a).

Intellectual Property Security Agreements” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

Intercompany Note” means any intercompany note substantially in the form of Exhibit I.

Intercreditor Agreements” means the First Lien Intercreditor Agreement, the Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement, and other customary intercreditor agreements or arrangements reasonably acceptable to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent, collectively, in each case to the extent in effect.

Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Loan of any Class other than a Base Rate Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made; provided that if any Interest Period for a Eurocurrency Rate Loan or a BBSY Rate Loan exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates with respect to such Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan, as applicable; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan (including a Swing Line Loan) of any Class, the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December (commencing with the last Business Day of December, 2021), and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Loan was made.

 

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Interest Period” means, (a) as to each Eurocurrency Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurocurrency Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurocurrency Rate Loan and ending on the date one, three or six months thereafter, or to the extent consented to by each applicable Lender of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan, twelve months (or such period of less than one month as may be consented to by the Administrative Agent), as selected by the Lead Borrower in its Loan Notice, and (b) as to each BBSY Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such BBSY Rate Loan is disbursed or continued as a BBSY Rate Loan and ending on the date one, three or six months thereafter as selected by the Lead Borrower in its Loan Notice; provided that:

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

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

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

Intermediate Parent” means any Subsidiary of Holdings of which each Borrower is a subsidiary.

Investment” means, as to any Person, the acquisition or investment by such Person, by means of (a) the purchase or other acquisition (including without limitation by merger or otherwise) of Equity Interests of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, Guarantee or assumption of debt of, or purchase or other acquisition of any other debt or equity participation or interest in, another Person, including any partnership or joint venture interest in such other Person or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions, including without limitation by merger or otherwise) of all or substantially all of the property and assets of another Person or assets constituting a business unit, line of business or division of such Person; provided that, in the event that any Investment is made by Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary in any Person through substantially concurrent interim transfers of any amount through Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiaries, then such other substantially concurrent interim transfers shall be disregarded for purposes of Section 7.02. For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment at any time shall be the amount actually invested (measured at the time made (which, in the case of any Investment constituting the contribution of an asset or property, shall be based on the Lead Borrower’s good faith estimate of the fair market value of such asset or property at the time such Investment is made)), without adjustment for subsequent changes in the value of such Investment (including any write-downs or write-offs thereof), net of any Returns with respect to such Investment.

Investment Grade Rating” means a rating equal to or higher than Baa3 (or the equivalent) by Moody’s and BBB- (or the equivalent) by S&P, or an equivalent rating by any other nationally recognized statistical rating agency selected by the Lead Borrower.

IP Rights” has the meaning specified in Section 5.15.

IPO” means (i) any transaction whereby, or upon the consummation of which, any direct or indirect parent of Holdings’ (including a special purpose acquisition company or related entity), as the case may be, common Equity Interests are publicly listed (whether through an initial public offering, a direct listing or otherwise) on any United States national securities exchange, automated interdealer quotation system or over the counter market or analogous exchange or market in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom or any country of the European Union (including pursuant to an “Up-C” structure), (ii) the consummation of any merger, acquisition, contribution, equity purchase or similar reorganization transaction or series of transactions resulting in the combination (or any direct or indirect parent company of Holdings or corporate successor (including a Subsidiary) thereof) and any special purpose acquisition company or similar entity (including with a direct or indirect parent or Subsidiary thereof), where the common Equity Interests of such surviving entity (or any direct or indirect parent thereof) are publicly listed on any United States national securities exchange, automated interdealer quotation system or over the counter market or analogous exchange or market in Canada, Australia the United Kingdom or any country of the European Union or (iii) the Closing Date IPO.

 

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IRS” means the Internal Revenue Service of the United States.

ISDA Definitions” means the 2006 ISDA Definitions published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or any successor thereto, as amended or supplemented from time to time, or any successor definitional booklet for interest rate derivatives published from time to time by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or such successor thereto.

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

Issuer Documents” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Letter of Credit Application and any other document, agreement and instrument entered into by the L/C Issuer and any Borrower (or any Restricted Subsidiary) or in favor of the L/C Issuer and relating to such Letter of Credit.

Joint Venture” means (a) any Person which would constitute an “equity method investee” of any Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries and (b) any Person in whom any Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries beneficially owns any Equity Interest that is not a Restricted Subsidiary (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary).

Judgment Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 10.26.

Junior Financing” has the meaning specified in Section 7.12(a).

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

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

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

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

L/C Issuer” means KeyBank, and any other Lender or Affiliate of a Lender that becomes an L/C Issuer in accordance with Section 2.03(l) or 10.07(k), in each case, in its capacity as an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, or any successor issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder. Instead of issuing Letters of Credit directly, any L/C Issuer may arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued indirectly through any other financial institution reasonably acceptable to such L/C Issuer.

L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination (without duplication), (a) the aggregate stated amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus (b) the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts, including all L/C Borrowings. For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.

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

 

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

LCT Election” has the meaning specified in Section 1.08(e).

LCT Test Date” has the meaning specified in Section 1.08(e).

Lead Arrangers” means KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, in their capacities as joint lead arrangers under this Agreement.

Lender” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph to this Agreement and, as the context requires, includes each L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender and their respective successors and assigns as permitted hereunder, each of which is referred to herein as a “Lender”. Each Additional Lender shall be a Lender to the extent any such Person has executed and delivered a Refinancing Amendment, an Incremental Amendment or an amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans, as the case may be, and such Refinancing Amendment, Incremental Amendment or amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans, as the case may be, shall have become effective in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof, and each Extending Revolving Credit Lender and Extending Term Lender shall continue to be a Lender. As of the Closing Date, Schedule 2.01 sets forth the name of each Lender.

Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender described as such in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time notify the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent by not less than five (5) Business Days’ written notice.

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

Letter of Credit Application” means an application and agreement for the issuance or extension of, or amendment to, a Letter of Credit substantially in the form of Exhibit B or such other form as may be agreed by the Lead Borrower and the applicable L/C Issuer.

Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is three (3) Business Days prior to the latest scheduled Maturity Date then in effect for any Revolving Credit Commitments (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the next preceding Business Day).

Letter of Credit Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of all L/C Obligations at such time in respect of Letters of Credit. The Letter of Credit Exposure of any Revolving Credit Lender at any time shall be its Revolving Credit Percentage of the aggregate Letter of Credit Exposure at such time.

Letter of Credit Sublimit” means, at any time, an amount equal to the lesser of (a) a Dollar Amount of $20,000,000, as such amount may be adjusted hereunder from time to time and (b) the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments as in effect at such time. The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Facility.

Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, collateral assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement in the nature of a security interest of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any easement, right of way or other encumbrance on title to real property, any Capitalized Lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing and any “security interest” as defined in s12(1) of the PPSA); provided that in no event shall an operating lease in and of itself be deemed a Lien.

 

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Limited Condition Transaction” shall mean (i) any Permitted Acquisition or other permitted Investment (A) in connection with which any Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary has entered into a binding contractual commitment and (B) the contractual commitment for which is not conditioned on the obtaining of, or availability of, third party financing and (ii) any redemption, repurchase, defeasance, satisfaction and discharge or repayment of Indebtedness requiring irrevocable notice in advance of such redemption, repurchase, defeasance, satisfaction and discharge or repayment.

Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to the Borrowers under Article II in the form of a Term Loan, a Revolving Credit Loan or a Swing Line Loan.

Loan Documents” means, collectively, (a) this Agreement, (b) the Notes, (c) any Refinancing Amendment. Incremental Amendment, Extension Amendment or amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans, (d) the Collateral Documents, (e) each Letter of Credit Application and (f) each Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement.

Loan Notice” means a written notice of (a) a Term Borrowing, (b) a Revolving Credit Borrowing, (c) a conversion of Loans from one Type to the other, or (d) a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans pursuant to Section 2.02(a) substantially in the form of Exhibit A-1.

Loan Parties” means, collectively, (a) each Borrower and (b) each Guarantor.

Management Agreement” means any management, advisory or similar agreement entered into from time to time among a Permitted Holder and Holdings, the Borrowers and/or the other Restricted Subsidiaries.

Management Investors” means the members of the Board of Directors, officers and employees of Holdings, the Borrowers and/or their respective subsidiaries who are (directly or indirectly through one or more investment vehicles) investors in Holdings or any Holdings Parent on the Closing Date and, in each case, each of their respective spouses, former spouses, successors, executors, administrators, heirs, legatees or distributees.

Margin Stock” has the meaning set forth in Regulation U of the FRB, or any successor thereto.

Market Capitalization” means an amount equal to (i) the total number of issued and outstanding shares of Equity Interests of Holdings or any direct or indirect parent of Holdings on the date of the declaration of making of the relevant Restricted Payment multiplied by (ii) the arithmetic mean of the closing prices per share of such Equity Interests for the 30 consecutive trading days immediately preceding the date of declaration or making of such Restricted Payment.

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

Material Adverse Effect” means (i) a material adverse effect on the business, assets, financial condition or results of operations of Holdings and its Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (ii) a material adverse effect on the rights and remedies of the Lenders, the Swing Line Lender, the L/C Issuers and the Administrative Agent, taken as a whole, under the Loan Documents or (iii) a material adverse effect on the ability of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, to perform their material payment obligations under the Loan Documents.

Material Debt Instrument” means any physical instrument evidencing obligations in excess of $5,000,000.

Material Intellectual Property” means intellectual property that is material to the business of the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, as determined in good faith by the Lead Borrower.

Material Real Property” means any fee-owned real property located in the United States or Australia that is owned by a Loan Party and which has a fair market value (estimated in good faith by the Lead Borrower) equal to or in excess of $10,000,000 as of the time such property is acquired (or, if such property is owned by a Person on the date it becomes a Loan Party pursuant to Section 6.11, as of such date).

 

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Material Subsidiary” means any Restricted Subsidiary that is not an Immaterial Subsidiary.

Maturity Date” means (i) with respect to the Revolving Credit Commitments and Swing Line Loans that have not been extended pursuant to Section 2.18, the date that is five (5) years after the Closing Date (the “Original Revolving Credit Maturity Date”), (ii) with respect to the Initial Term Loans that have not been extended pursuant to Section 2.17, the date that is five (5) years after the Closing Date (the “Original Term Loan Maturity Date”), (iii) with respect to any Extended Term Loans of a given Term Loan Extension Series, the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Extension Amendment accepted by the respective Lender or Lenders, (iv) with respect to any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series, the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Extension Amendment accepted by the respective Lender or Lenders, (v) with respect to any Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments or Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans, the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Refinancing Amendment, (vi) with respect to any New Term Loan, New Revolving Credit Commitments or New Revolving Credit Loans, the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Incremental Amendment and (vii) with respect to Replacement Term Loans, the final maturity date as specified in the applicable amendment to this Agreement in respect of such Replacement Term Loans; provided, in each case, that if such day is not a Business Day, the applicable Maturity Date shall be the Business Day immediately preceding such day.

Maximum Rate” has the meaning specified in Section 10.10.

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

Mortgage Policies” has the meaning specified in Section 6.13(b)(iv)(A)(A).

Mortgages” means collectively, the deeds of trust, trust deeds, deeds to secure debt, hypothecs and mortgages made by the Loan Parties in favor or for the benefit of the Collateral Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent, executed, delivered and filed or recorded, as applicable, pursuant to Section 6.11 and Section 6.13.

Multiemployer Plan” means any multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA and subject to Title IV of ERISA, to which any Borrower or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.

Net Cash Proceeds” means:

(a) with respect to the Disposition of any asset by Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries or any Casualty Event, the excess, if any, of (i) the sum of cash and Cash Equivalents received in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event (including any cash and Cash Equivalents received by way of deferred payment pursuant to, or by monetization of, a note receivable or otherwise, but only as and when so received and, with respect to any Casualty Event, any insurance proceeds or condemnation awards in respect of such Casualty Event actually received by or paid to or for the account of Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries) over (ii) the sum of (A) the principal amount, premium or penalty, if any, interest and other amounts on any Indebtedness that is secured by the asset subject to such Disposition or Casualty Event and required to be repaid in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event (other than Indebtedness under the Loan Documents, Incremental Equivalent Debt, Refinancing Equivalent Debt and any other Indebtedness secured by a Lien that is pari passu with or expressly subordinated to the Lien on the Collateral securing the Obligations), (B) the out-of-pocket fees and expenses (including attorneys’ fees, investment banking fees, survey costs, title insurance premiums, and related search and recording charges, transfer taxes, deed or mortgage recording taxes, other customary expenses and brokerage, consultant and other customary fees) actually incurred by Holdings, such Borrower or such other Restricted Subsidiary in connection with such Disposition or Casualty Event and restoration costs following a Casualty Event, (C) taxes (including Restricted Payments in respect thereof pursuant to Section 7.06) paid or reasonably estimated to be payable in connection therewith (including taxes imposed on, or that would be payable upon, the distribution or

 

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repatriation of any such Net Cash Proceeds), (D) in the case of any Disposition or Casualty Event by a non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary, the pro-rata portion of the Net Cash Proceeds thereof (calculated without regard to this clause (D)) attributable to minority interests and not available for distribution to or for the account of Holdings, any Borrower or any other wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary as a result thereof, and (E) any reserve for adjustment in respect of (x) the sale price of such asset or assets established in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, and (y) any liabilities associated with such asset or assets and retained by Holdings, any Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary after such sale or other disposition thereof, including pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations associated with such transaction, it being understood that “Net Cash Proceeds” shall include the amount of any reversal (without the satisfaction of any applicable liabilities in cash in a corresponding amount) of any reserve described in this clause (E); provided that no net cash proceeds calculated in accordance with the foregoing realized in any fiscal year shall constitute Net Cash Proceeds under this clause (a) in such fiscal year until the aggregate amount of all such net cash proceeds in such fiscal year shall exceed $5,000,000 (and thereafter only net cash proceeds in excess of such amount shall constitute Net Cash Proceeds under this clause (a)); and

(b) with respect to the incurrence or issuance of any Indebtedness by Holdings, any Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary or any Permitted Equity Issuance, the excess, if any, of (A) the sum of the cash and Cash Equivalents received in connection with such incurrence or issuance over (B) the investment banking fees, underwriting discounts, commissions, costs and other out-of-pocket expenses and other customary expenses, incurred in connection with such incurrence or issuance.

Net Income” means, with respect to any Person, the net income (loss) of such Person, determined in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable.

Non-Bank Certificate” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(c)(i).

New Lenders” means, collectively, New Revolving Credit Lenders and New Term Lenders.

New Refinancing Term Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

New Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

New Revolving Credit Loans” means any revolving credit loan made by New Revolving Credit Lenders pursuant to New Revolving Credit Commitments.

New Revolving Credit Lender” means each existing Lender or Additional Lender that provides New Revolving Credit Commitments.

New Term Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

New Term Lender” means each existing Lender or Additional Lender that provides New Term Loans.

New Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

Non-Cash Compensation Liabilities” means any non-cash liabilities recorded in connection with stock-based awards, partnership interest-based awards, awards of profits interests, deferred compensation awards and similar incentive based compensation awards or arrangements.

Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning specified in the penultimate paragraph of Section 3.07.

Non-Defaulting Lender” means and includes each Lender other than a Defaulting Lender.

Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitment” means, as to each Revolving Credit Lender, any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments of such Lender as in effect immediately prior to the date on which any extension of all or any part of any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments becomes effective pursuant to an Extension

 

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Amendment, as such commitments of such Revolving Credit Lender may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with the terms of this Agreement (including as a result of permitted increases thereto, and reductions thereto, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and adjusted for assignments effected in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.07(b)); provided that the Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitment of any Lender shall exclude any portion of such commitments which have been extended pursuant to one or more Extension Amendments. Each Lender with a Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitment shall be obligated to (a) make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrowers pursuant thereto and in accordance with Section 2.01(b) and (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans as provided herein.

Non-Extended Revolving Credit Loans” means a Revolving Credit Loan made by a Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to its Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitment (and excluding Revolving Credit Loans to the extent originally made pursuant to a Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitment which has been converted into an Extended Revolving Credit Commitment, which Revolving Credit Loans shall thereafter be Extended Revolving Credit Loans).

Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitment and/or related Revolving Credit Exposure incurred pursuant thereto at such time.

Non-Loan Party” means any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party.

Nonrenewal Notice Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(b)(ii).

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

Not Otherwise Applied” means, with reference to any amount of net cash proceeds of any transaction or event that is proposed to be applied to a particular use or transaction, that such amount has not previously been (and is not simultaneously being) applied to anything other than that such particular use or transaction.

Obligations” means all (a) advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan or Letter of Credit, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest, fees and expenses that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws, or an Australian Insolvency Event in relation to any Australian Loan Party, naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest, fees and expenses are allowed claims in such proceeding, (b) for purposes of the Collateral Documents and Section 8.03 only, obligations of any Loan Party arising under any Secured Hedge Agreement and (c) for purposes of the Collateral Documents and Section 8.03 only, obligations under Secured Cash Management Agreements; provided that in the case of clauses (b) and (c), only to the extent that, and for so long as, the other Obligations are so secured or guaranteed, and any release of Collateral or Guarantees effected in a manner permitted by this Agreement shall not require the consent of holders of obligations under Secured Hedge Agreements or obligations under Secured Cash Management Agreements; provided further that the Obligations shall exclude all Excluded Swap Obligations. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Obligations of the Loan Parties under the Loan Documents include the obligation (including guarantee obligations) to pay principal, interest, Letter of Credit commissions, reimbursement obligations, charges, expenses, fees, Attorney Costs, indemnities and other amounts payable by any Loan Party under any Loan Document.

OFAC” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Sanctions Laws and Regulations.

Offered Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

Offered Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

 

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Offshore Associate” means an Associate (a) which is a non-resident of Australia and does not become a lender or receive a payment in carrying on a business in Australia at or through a permanent establishment of the Associate in Australia, or (b) which is a resident of Australia and which becomes a lender or receives a payment in carrying on a business in a country outside Australia at or through a permanent establishment of the Associate in that country, and which does not become a lender in the capacity of a clearing house, custodian, funds manager or responsible entity of a registered scheme or which does not receive a payment in the capacity of a clearing house, paying agent, custodian, funds manager or responsible entity of a registered scheme.

OID” means original issue discount.

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

Original Revolving Credit Maturity Date” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Maturity Date.

Original Term Loan Maturity Date” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Maturity Date.

Other Allocable Share” means, in the case of any determination with respect to any Extending Revolving Credit Lender (or its Extended Revolving Credit Commitment (and related Revolving Credit Exposure)) or any Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lender (or its Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitment (and related Revolving Credit Exposure)), at any time on or after the date of any applicable Extension Amendment, a fraction (expressed as a percentage, carried out to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is the amount of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitment or the Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitment, as the case may be, of such Lender at such time and the denominator of which is the aggregate amount of all Extended Revolving Credit Commitments or all Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as the case may be, at such time; provided that if such Extended Revolving Credit Commitment or Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitment, as the case may be, has been terminated, then the Other Allocable Share of each applicable Lender shall be determined based on the Other Allocable Share of such Lender immediately prior to such termination and after giving effect to any subsequent assignments made pursuant to the terms hereof.

Other Applicable Indebtedness” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(ii)(A).

Other Taxes” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(e).

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

Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(d).

 

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Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(e).

Participating Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

PATRIOT Act” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Sanctions Laws and Regulations.

Payment” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.03(b).

Payment Notice” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 9.03(b).

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

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

Permits” means, with respect to any Person, any permit, approval, consent, authorization, license, approval, registration, accreditation, certificate, concession, grant, franchise, variance or permission or similar authorization from any Governmental Authority.

Permitted Acquisition” has the meaning specified in Section 7.02(i).

Permitted Equity Issuance” means any sale or issuance of any Qualified Equity Interests of Holdings or any direct or indirect parent of Holdings, in each case to the extent not prohibited hereunder.

Permitted Holder” means any of (i) Summit, (ii) all other equity holders (including, without limitation, rollover investors and co-investors) of Holdings or any direct or indirect parent thereof on the Closing Date and their respective affiliates, (iii) the Management Investors, (iv) the Co-Investors, (v) the permitted transferees of any of the foregoing Persons and (vi) any “group” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) or Section 14(d) of the Exchange Act) of which any of the foregoing are members; provided that in the case of such “group” and without giving effect to the existence of such “group” or any other “group,” such Persons specified in clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and/or (v) above, collectively, have beneficial ownership, directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the aggregate ordinary voting power for election of directors represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of Holdings held, directly or indirectly, by such “group.”

Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(i).

Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(i).

Permitted Refinancing” means, with respect to any Person, any modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension of any Indebtedness of such Person; provided that (a) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) thereof does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed or extended except by an amount equal to unpaid accrued interest, fees, premium (including call and tender premiums) thereon, defeasance costs, and fees and expenses incurred (including OID, upfront fees and similar items), in connection with such modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension and by an amount equal to any existing commitments unutilized thereunder, (b) other than with respect to a Permitted Refinancing in respect of Indebtedness permitted pursuant to Section 7.03(b) and Section 7.03(e), such modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension has a final maturity date equal to or later than the final maturity date of, and has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of, the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed or extended, (c) if such Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed, or extended is Junior Financing, (i) to the extent such Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed, or extended is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations, such modification, refinancing, refunding,

 

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replacement, renewal, or extension is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations on terms, taken as a whole, at least as favorable to the Lenders, in all material respects, as those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed or extended, (ii) to the extent such Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed, or extended is secured by Liens, (x) such modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension is unsecured, is not secured by any Liens that do not also secure the Obligations or is secured by Liens otherwise permitted under Section 7.01 to the extent the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced or extended is then permitted to be secured by such Lien and (y) to the extent that such Liens are contractually subordinated to the Liens securing the Obligations, such modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension is either unsecured or is secured (A) by Liens that are contractually subordinated to the Liens securing the Obligations on terms, taken as a whole, at least as favorable to the Lenders, in all material respects, as those contained in the documentation (including any intercreditor or similar agreements) governing the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed or extended or (B) by Liens otherwise permitted under Section 7.01 to the extent the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced or extended is then permitted to be secured by such Liens, (iii) to the extent such Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed or extended is unsecured, such modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension shall also be unsecured (except to the extent secured by Liens that are separately permitted under Section 7.01), (iv) the covenants and defaults of any such modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed or extended Indebtedness with an original principal amount outstanding in excess of the Threshold Amount (taken as a whole) are (x) not materially more restrictive with respect to the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries, as reasonably determined by the Lead Borrower in good faith, than the covenants and defaults of the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed or extended or (y) reflective of market terms and conditions for the type of Indebtedness incurred or issued at the time of issuance or incurrence thereof (as determined by the Lead Borrower in good faith); provided that a certificate of the Lead Borrower delivered to the Administrative Agent at least three (3) Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material covenants of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Lead Borrower has reasonably determined in good faith that such covenants and defaults satisfy the foregoing requirement shall be conclusive evidence that such covenants and defaults satisfy the foregoing requirement unless the Administrative Agent notifies the Lead Borrower within such three (3) Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonably detailed description of the basis upon which it disagrees) and (v) such modification, refinancing, refunding, replacement, renewal or extension is incurred by the Person who is the obligor of the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed or extended and no additional obligors become liable for such Indebtedness except to the extent such Person guaranteed the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, replaced, renewed or extended (or such guarantee would have otherwise been permitted under Section 7.03) and (d) in the case of any secured Indebtedness incurred or issued in a Permitted Refinancing in respect of any Incremental Equivalent Debt, any Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt, any Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt or any Permitted Refinancing in respect of any of the foregoing, in each case, such Indebtedness incurred or issued in such Permitted Refinancing is secured only by assets pursuant to one or more security agreements permitted by and subject to a First Lien Intercreditor Agreement, a Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement or, in each case, other customary intercreditor arrangements reasonably acceptable to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent, as applicable. Any reference to a Permitted Refinancing in this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be interpreted to mean (a) a Permitted Refinancing of the subject Indebtedness and (b) any further refinancings constituting a Permitted Refinancing of the Indebtedness resulting from a prior Permitted Refinancing.

Permitted Transferees” means (a) in the case of any of Summit Partners or any Co-Investor, (i) any Affiliate of any of Summit Partners or any Co-Investor (other than any portfolio operating company of any of the foregoing), (ii) any managing director, general partner, limited partner, director, officer or employee of any of Summit Partners or any Co-Investor or any of their respective Affiliates (collectively, the “Summit/Co-Investor Associates”), (iii) the heirs, executors, administrators, testamentary trustees, legatees or beneficiaries of any Summit/Co-Investor Associate and (iv) any trust, the beneficiaries of which, or a corporation or partnership, the stockholders or partners of which, include only a Summit/Co-Investor Associate, his or her spouse, parents, siblings, members of his or her immediate family (including adopted children and step children) and/or direct lineal descendants; and (b) in the case of any Management Investor, (i) his or her executor, administrator, testamentary trustee, heirs, legatee or beneficiaries, (ii) his or her spouse, parents, siblings, members of his or her immediate family (including adopted children and step children) and/or direct lineal descendants or (iii) a trust, the beneficiaries of which, or a corporation or partnership, the stockholders or partners of which, include only a Management Investor and his or her spouse, parents, siblings, members of his or her immediate family (including adopted and step children) and/or direct lineal descendants.

 

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Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(i).

Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership (including any exempted limited partnership), Governmental Authority or other entity, irrespective of whether they have separate legal personality in their jurisdiction of incorporation, registration or formation.

Pledged Collateral” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

PPSA” means the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth).

Prime Rate” means, as of any date of determination, the rate last quoted by The Wall Street Journal (or another national publication reasonably selected by the Administrative Agent) as the “Prime Rate” in the United States or, if The Wall Street Journal (or such other national publication selected by the Administrative Agent) ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published by the Federal Reserve Board in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) (or any comparable successor publication) as the “bank prime loan” rate or, if such rate is no longer quoted therein, any similar rate quoted therein (as reasonably determined by Administrative Agent) or any similar release by the Federal Reserve Board (as reasonably determined by Administrative Agent).

Pro Forma Basis” and “Pro Forma Effect” mean, with respect to compliance with any test or covenant or calculation hereunder, or the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA hereunder, the determination or calculation of such test, covenant, ratio or Consolidated EBITDA (including in connection with Specified Transactions) in accordance with Section 1.08.

Pro Rata Share” means, with respect to each Lender under any one or more applicable Facilities or Classes at any time, a fraction (expressed as a percentage, carried out to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is the amount of the Commitment and, if applicable and without duplication, Term Loans of such Lender under the applicable Facility or Facilities (or Class or Classes, as the case may be) at such time and the denominator of which is the amount of the Aggregate Commitments of all Lenders under the applicable Facility or Facilities (or Class or Classes, as the case may be) and, if applicable and without duplication, Term Loans of all Lenders under the applicable Facility or Facilities (or Class or Classes, as the case may be) at such time; provided that, in the case of the Revolving Credit Commitments of any Facility or Class, if such Commitment has been terminated, then the Pro Rata Share of each Lender shall be determined based on the Pro Rata Share of such Lender immediately prior to such termination and after giving effect to any subsequent assignments made pursuant to the terms hereof.

QFC” has the meaning assigned to the term “qualified financial contract” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).

QFC Credit Support” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 10.19.

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

Qualifying Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(2).

Quarterly Financial Statements” means the unaudited consolidated balance sheets of Excelerate, L.P. and its Subsidiaries as of June 30, 2021 and the related (i) consolidated statements of income or operations (as applicable) for such fiscal quarter and for the portion of the fiscal year then ended and (ii) consolidated statements of cash flows for the portion of the fiscal year then ended.

Reference Date” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Available Amount.”

Refinanced Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

 

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Refinanced Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(i).

Refinancing” has the meaning specified in the preliminary statements to this Agreement.

refinancing” has the meaning defined in Section 1.09(a).

Refinancing Amendment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(f).

Refinancing Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

Refinancing Equivalent Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(i).

Refinancing Facility Closing Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(d).

Refinancing Lenders” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(c).

Refinancing Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(b).

Refinancing Loan Request” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

Refinancing Revolving Credit Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(c).

Refinancing Revolving Credit Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(b).

Refinancing Term Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(a).

Refinancing Term Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(c).

Refinancing Term Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.15(b).

Refunding Capital Stock” has the meaning specified in Section 7.06(m)(i).

Register” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(c).

Regulation S-X” means Regulation S-X under the Securities Act.

Rejection Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(b)(viii).

Related Indemnified Person” of an Indemnitee means (a) any Controlling Person or Controlled Affiliate of such Indemnitee, (b) the respective directors, officers, members, or employees of such Indemnitee or any of its Controlling Persons or Controlled Affiliates and (c) the respective agents of such Indemnitee or any of its Controlling Persons or Controlled Affiliates, in the case of this clause (c), acting at the instructions of such Indemnitee, Controlling Person or such Controlled Affiliate; provided that each reference to a Controlled Affiliate or Controlling Person in this definition shall pertain to a Controlled Affiliate or Controlling Person involved in the negotiation or syndication of the Facilities.

Related Persons” means, with respect to any Person, each Affiliate of such Person and each director, officer, employee, agent, trustee, representative, attorney, accountant and each insurance, environmental, legal, financial and other advisor (including those retained in connection with the satisfaction or attempted satisfaction of any condition set forth in Article IV) and other consultants and agents of or to such Person or any of its Affiliates.

 

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Relevant Governmental Body” means (i) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in Dollars, the Federal Reserve Board and/or the NYFRB, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board and/or the NYFRB or, in each case, any successor thereto, and (ii) with respect to a Benchmark Replacement in respect of Loans denominated in Australian Dollars, (a) the central bank for the currency in which such Benchmark Replacement is denominated or any central bank or other supervisor which is responsible for supervising either (1) such Benchmark Replacement or (2) the administrator of such Benchmark Replacement or (b) any working group or committee officially endorsed or convened by (1) the central bank for the currency in which such Benchmark Replacement is denominated, (2) any central bank or other supervisor that is responsible for supervising either (A) such Benchmark Replacement or (B) the administrator of such Benchmark Replacement, (3) a group of those central banks or other supervisors or (4) the Financial Stability Board or any part thereof.

Relevant Rate” means (i) with respect to any Eurocurrency Borrowing denominated in Dollars, USD LIBOR, or (ii) with respect to any Borrowing denominated in Australian Dollars, BBSY Bid, as applicable.

Replaced Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 10.01(b)(iii).

Replacement Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 10.01(b)(iii).

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

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

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

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

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

Required Revolving Credit Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Revolving Credit Lenders having more than 50% of the sum of the Dollar Amount of (a) the Revolving Credit Commitments or (b) after the termination of Revolving Credit Commitments, the Revolving Credit Exposure; provided that the Revolving Credit Commitment and Revolving Credit Exposure of any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for the purposes of making a determination of Required Revolving Credit Lenders.

 

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Required Term Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Term Lenders having more than 50% of the sum of the Outstanding Amount of Term Loans; provided that the unused Term Commitment of, and the portion of the Total Outstandings held or deemed held by, any Defaulting Lender shall be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Term Lenders; provided, further, that to the same extent set forth in Section 10.07(i) with respect to determination of Required Lenders, the Loans of any Affiliated Lender shall in each case be excluded for purposes of making a determination of Required Term Lenders.

Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.

Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, any vice president, chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief administrative officer, authorized signatory or treasurer or other similar officer or Person performing similar functions of a Loan Party (or, in the case of any such Person that is a Foreign Subsidiary, director or managing partner or similar official). With respect to any document delivered by a Loan Party on the Closing Date, Responsible Officer shall include any authorized signatory, secretary or assistant secretary of such Loan Party. Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, limited liability company, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Responsible Officer” shall refer to a Responsible Officer of the Lead Borrower.

Restricted” means, when referring to cash or Cash Equivalents of Holdings or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, that such cash or Cash Equivalents (i) appear (or would be required to appear) as “restricted” on a consolidated balance sheet of Holdings (unless such appearance is related to the Loan Documents (or the Liens created thereunder) or other Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.03 which is permitted to be secured by a Lien on the Collateral) or (ii) are subject to any Lien (other than Liens permitted by Section 7.01).

Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interest of any Borrower or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, defeasance, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such Equity Interest, or on account of any return of capital to any Borrower’s or any other Restricted Subsidiary’s equity holders, partners or members (or the equivalent Persons thereof), other than (i) the payment of compensation in the ordinary course of business to holders of any such Equity Interests who are employees or service providers of Holdings (or any direct or indirect parent thereof) or any Subsidiary solely in their capacity as employees or service providers and (ii) other than payments of intercompany indebtedness permitted under this Agreement, unless such payments are made in the form of dividends or other distributions that would otherwise be classified as Restricted Payments hereunder.

Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of Holdings other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

Retired Capital Stock” has the meaning specified in Section 7.06(m)(i).

Return” means, with respect to any Investment, any dividend, distribution, interest, fee, premium, return of capital, repayment of principal, income, profit (from a disposition or otherwise) and any other amount received or realized in respect thereof.

Revolving Commitment Increase” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

Revolving Credit Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of Revolving Credit Loans of the same Class and Type and, in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans and BBSY Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the Revolving Credit Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01(b) and includes (a) the making of a Refinancing Revolving Credit Loan by a Lender or an Additional Lender to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.15 and the applicable Refinancing Amendment, (b) the making of an Extended Revolving Credit Loan of a given Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series by a Lender to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.18 and the applicable Extension Amendment and (c) the making of a New Revolving Credit Loan by a Lender or an Additional Lender to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.14 and the applicable Incremental Amendment.

 

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Revolving Credit Commitment” means, as to each Revolving Credit Lender, its obligation to (a) make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.01(b), (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations in respect of Letters of Credit and (c) purchase participations in Swing Line Loans, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 2.01 under the caption “Revolving Credit Commitment” or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender takes an assignment of a Revolving Credit Commitment pursuant hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement and includes an Extended Revolving Credit Commitment, a Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitment, a Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitment and/or any Class of New Revolving Credit Commitment effected pursuant to Section 2.14, as the context may require. The initial aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments is $50,000,000.

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

Revolving Credit Extension Election” has the meaning specified in Section 2.18(b).

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

Revolving Credit Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Revolving Credit Commitment and/or Revolving Credit Exposure at such time.

Revolving Credit Loan” means (i) any revolving credit loan made by the Revolving Credit Lenders pursuant to the Revolving Credit Commitments of the Revolving Credit Lenders on the Closing Date pursuant to Section 2.01(b) and (ii) includes any New Revolving Credit Loans, Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans and Extended Revolving Credit Loans effected pursuant to Section 2.14, Section 2.15 or Section 2.18, as applicable, and the related Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment or Extension Amendment, as applicable.

Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series” has the meaning specified in Section 2.18(a).

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

Revolving Credit Percentage” of any Revolving Credit Lender at any time shall mean a fraction (expressed as a percentage) the numerator of which is the Revolving Credit Commitment for the Revolving Credit Facility (or, after the date of any Refinancing Amendment, Extension Amendment or Incremental Amendment, the applicable Class or Facility (or Classes or Facilities)) of such Revolving Credit Lender at such time and the denominator of which is the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments of all Revolving Credit Lenders for the Revolving Credit Facility (or, after the date of any Refinancing Amendment, Extension Amendment or Incremental Amendment, the applicable Class or Facility (or Classes or Facilities)) at such time; provided that if the Revolving Credit Percentage of any Revolving Credit Lender is to be determined after all Revolving Credit Commitments for the Revolving Credit Facility (or, after the date of any Refinancing Amendment, Extension Amendment or Incremental Amendment, the applicable Class or Facility (or Classes or Facilities)) have been terminated, then the Revolving Credit Percentage of such Revolving Credit Lender shall be determined immediately prior (and without giving effect) to such termination (but giving effect to assignments made thereafter in accordance with the terms hereof); provided, further, that in the case of Section 2.19 when a Defaulting Lender shall exist, “Revolving Credit Percentage” shall mean the percentage of the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments for the Revolving Credit Facility (or, after the date of any Refinancing Amendment, Extension Amendment or Incremental Amendment, the applicable Class or Facility (or Classes or Facilities)) (disregarding any Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment) represented by such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment.

 

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

Same Day Funds” means disbursements and payments in immediately available funds.

Sanctions Laws and Regulations” means (i) any sanctions or requirements imposed by, or based upon the obligations or authorities set forth in, the Executive Order, the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 (the “PATRIOT Act”), the U.S. Trading with the Enemy Act (50 U.S.C. App. §§ 1 et seq.) or any other law, regulation or executive order relating thereto administered or promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) or (ii) any sanctions administered or enforced by the Commonwealth of Australia (including the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Sanctions Office, or any other governmental institutions within the Commonwealth of Australia which administer sanctions).

SDN” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Designated Person.

SDN List” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Designated Person.

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

Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means an intercreditor agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit R hereto ((which agreement in such form, or with changes thereto that are immaterial to the interests of the Lenders, the Administrative Agent is authorized to enter into) together with any changes material to the interests of the Lenders, which such changes shall be posted to the Lenders not less than five (5) Business Days before execution thereof and, if the Required Lenders shall not have objected in writing to such changes within five (5) Business Days after posting, then the Required Lenders shall be deemed to have agreed that the Administrative Agent’s entry into such intercreditor agreement (with such changes) is reasonable and to have consented to such intercreditor agreement (with such changes) and to the Administrative Agent’s execution thereof.

Secured Cash Management Agreement” means any Cash Management Obligation permitted under Article VII that is entered into by and between Holdings, any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary (and to the extent such Person is not a Borrower, the Lead Borrower as joint and several primary obligor thereunder) and any Cash Management Bank and designated by the Lead Borrower and the Cash Management Bank in writing to the Administrative Agent as a “Secured Cash Management Agreement” (which designation shall be deemed to have been made for any Cash Management Obligations outstanding on the Closing Date). The designation of any Cash Management Obligations as a “Secured Cash Management Agreement” shall not create in favor of such Cash Management Bank any rights in connection with the management or release of Collateral or the obligations of any Loan Party under the Loan Documents.

Secured Hedge Agreement” means any Swap Contract permitted under Article VII that is entered into by and between any Loan Party (and to the extent such Loan Party is not a Borrower, the Lead Borrower as joint and several primary obligor thereunder) and any Hedge Bank and designated by the Lead Borrower and the Hedge Bank in writing to the Administrative Agent as a “Secured Hedge Agreement”. The designation of any Swap Contract as a “Secured Hedge Agreement” as provided above shall not create in favor of such Hedge Bank any rights in connection with the management or release of Collateral or the obligations of any Loan Party under the Loan Documents.

Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the Lenders, each L/C Issuer, each Hedge Bank, each Cash Management Bank, any Supplemental Administrative Agent and each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 9.05(b).

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Security Agreement” means, collectively, (i) the U.S. Security Agreement executed by the Loan Parties, substantially in the form of Exhibit G-1, together with any Security Agreement Supplement executed and delivered pursuant to Section 6.11, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, and (ii) the Australian Security Agreement executed by the applicable Loan Parties, substantially in the form of Exhibit G-2, together with any Security Agreement Supplement executed and delivered pursuant to Section 6.11, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Security Agreement Supplement” has the meaning specified in the Security Agreement.

Senior Indebtedness” has the meaning specified in Section 10.01(ix).

SOFR” means, for any Business Day, a rate per annum equal to the secured overnight financing rate for such Business Day published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate) on the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org. (or any successor source for the secured overnight financing rate identified as such by the administrator of the secured overnight financing rate from time to time), on the immediately succeeding Business Day.

Solicited Discount Proration” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(2).

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

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

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

Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(D)(1).

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

SPC” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(g).

Specified Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1).

Specified Discount Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1).

Specified Discount Prepayment Notice” means a written notice of the Lead Borrower of an offer of Specified Discount prepayment made pursuant to Section 2.05(a)(v)(B) substantially in the form of Exhibit N.

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

 

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Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)(1).

Specified Discount Proration” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(B)(2).

Specified Equity Contribution” means any, direct or indirect, cash contribution to the common equity or capital of any Borrower and/or any purchase of, or investment in, any Qualified Equity Interest of any Borrower, in each case, to the extent designated as a “Specified Equity Contribution” in accordance with Section 8.04 and not constituting an “Excluded Contribution” or included at any time in the calculation of “Available Amount”.

Specified Legal Expenses” means, to the extent not constituting an extraordinary, non-recurring or unusual loss, charge or expense, all attorneys’ and experts’ fees and expenses and all other costs, liabilities (including all damages, penalties, fines and indemnification and settlement payments) and expenses paid or payable in connection with any threatened, pending, completed or future claim, demand, action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation (whether civil, criminal, administrative, governmental or investigative) either (i) arising from, or related to, facts and circumstances existing on or prior to the Closing Date or (ii) arising out of or related to securities law (other than in connection with the Transaction).

Specified Representations” means those representations and warranties made with respect to the Loan Parties by the Borrowers and, to the extent applicable, Holdings in Section 5.01(a) (with respect to organizational existence of the Loan Parties only), Section 5.01(b)(ii), Section 5.02(a), Section 5.02(b)(A) (limited to the execution, delivery, and performance of the Loan Documents, incurrence of the Loans hereunder and the granting of the guarantees, as applicable, and the security interests in respect thereof), Section 5.04, Section 5.13, Section 5.16, Section 5.18(b) (only with respect to the use of proceeds of the Loans on the Closing Date), the last sentence of Section 5.18(c) (only with respect to the use of proceeds of the Loans on the Closing Date), and Section 5.19 (subject to the proviso at the end of Section 4.01(a)) and with respect to the Australian Loan Parties, in Section 5.22 and Section 5.23; provided that, in the event that the Specified Representations are required to be made in connection with any Incremental Amendment, any reference in this definition to the Closing Date or to the use of proceeds of the Loans on the Closing Date shall be deemed to be modified to refer to the closing date of the relevant Incremental Amendment, and the Loans to be incurred thereunder, as the case may be.

Specified Transaction” means any Investment that results in a Person becoming a Restricted Subsidiary, any designation of a Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary, any Permitted Acquisition, any Disposition that results in a Restricted Subsidiary ceasing to be a Subsidiary of Holdings, any Investment constituting an acquisition of assets constituting a business unit, line of business or division of another Person or any Disposition of a business unit, line of business or division of Holdings, any Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary, in each case whether by merger, consolidation, amalgamation or otherwise, or any incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, including any New Term Loans or New Revolving Credit Loans (other than Indebtedness incurred or repaid under any revolving credit facility in the ordinary course of business for working capital purposes), Restricted Payment, the obtaining of any New Revolving Credit Commitments or other event that by the terms of this Agreement requires Consolidated EBITDA or a financial ratio or test to be calculated on a “Pro Forma Basis” or after giving “Pro Forma Effect.

Statutory Reserve Rate” means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentages (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) expressed as a decimal established by the FRB to which the Administrative Agent is subject with respect to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate, for Eurocurrency Rate funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency Liabilities” in Regulation D of the FRB). Such reserve percentages shall include those imposed pursuant to such Regulation D. Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be deemed to constitute Eurocurrency Rate funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under such Regulation D or any comparable regulation. The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.

subject transaction” has the meaning specified in Section 1.09(a).

Submitted Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

 

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Submitted Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.05(a)(v)(C)(1).

Subordinated Indebtedness” means any Indebtedness of a Person that by its terms (or by the terms of any applicable intercreditor or subordination agreement) is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations under the Loan Documents.

Subsequent Transaction” shall have the meaning provided in Section 1.08(e).

Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, charitable foundations) of which a majority of the shares of securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise Controlled, directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of Holdings.

Subsidiary Guarantor” means any Guarantor other than Holdings.

Subsidiary Member” means a Subsidiary Member (as defined in the Australian Tax Act) of a Consolidated Group.

Summit” means any of Summit Partners, any of its Affiliates, and any funds, investment vehicles or partnerships managed, advised or sub-advised by any of them or any of their respective Affiliates (other than any portfolio operating company of any of the foregoing).

Summit Partners” means any of Summit Partners, L.P., any of its Affiliates, and any funds, investment vehicles or partnerships managed, advised or sub-advised by any of them or any of their respective affiliates (other than any portfolio operating company of any of the foregoing).

Supplemental Administrative Agent” and “Supplemental Administrative Agents” have the meanings specified in Section 9.12(a).

Supported QFC” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 10.19.

Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.

Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

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

 

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

Swing Line Facility” means the revolving credit facility made available by the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.04.

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

Swing Line Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(a).

Swing Line Loan Notice” means a written notice of a Swing Line Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.04(b) substantially in the form of Exhibit A-2.

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

Swing Line Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $20,000,000 and (b) the aggregate amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments. The Swing Line Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Credit Commitments.

Tax Funding Agreement” means a tax funding agreement between the members of a Consolidated Group which includes:

(a) reasonably appropriate arrangements for the funding of tax payments by the Head Company of the Consolidated Group having regard to the position of each member of the Consolidated Group; and

(b) an undertaking from each member of the Consolidated Group to compensate each other member adequately for loss of tax attributes (including tax losses and tax offsets) as a result of being a member of the Consolidated Group; and

(c) reasonably appropriate arrangements to ensure payments by members of the Consolidated Group to the Head Company of the Consolidated Group under the agreement are used to discharge relevant Group Liabilities of the Consolidated Group.

The Tax Funding Agreement may be contained in the same document as the Tax Sharing Agreement.

Tax Sharing Agreement” means any agreement between the members of a Consolidated Group that satisfies the requirements of section 721-25 of the Australian Tax Act for being a valid tax sharing agreement and complies with the Australian Tax Act and any applicable law, official directive, request, guideline or policy (whether or not having the force of law) issued in connection with the Australian Tax Act.

Taxes” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(a).

Term Borrowing” means (a) a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Term Loans of the same Class and Type and, in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period made by each of the applicable Term Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01, (b) the making of a New Term Loan by a Lender or an Additional Lender to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.14 and the applicable Incremental Amendment, (c) the making of a Refinancing Term Loan by a Lender or an Additional Lender to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.15 and the applicable Refinancing Amendment, (d) the making of an Extended Term Loan of a given Term Loan Extension Series by a Lender to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.17 and the applicable Extension Amendment and (e) the making of a Replacement Term Loan by a Lender or an Additional Lender to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 10.01(b)(iii) and the applicable amendment to this Agreement in respect of such Replacement Term Loan.

 

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Term Commitment” means, as to each Term Lender, its obligation to make a Term Loan to the Borrowers, expressed as an amount representing the maximum principal amount of the Term Loan to be made by such Lender under this Agreement, as such commitment may be (a) reduced from time to time pursuant to Section 2.06 and (b) reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to (i) assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, (ii) an Incremental Amendment, (iii) a Refinancing Amendment, (iv) an Extension Amendment or (v) an amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans. The amount of each Lender’s Initial Term Commitment as of the Closing Date is set forth on Schedule 2.01 under the caption “Initial Term Commitment;” and the amount of each Lender’s other Term Commitments shall be as set forth in the Assignment and Assumption, Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment, Extension Amendment or amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Term Commitment, as the case may be, as such amounts may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement.

Term Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that has a Term Commitment or a Term Loan at such time.

Term Loan” means (i) the Initial Term Loans and (ii) any New Term Loan, Refinancing Term Loan, Extended Term Loan or Replacement Term Loan effected pursuant to Section 2.14, Section 2.15, Section 2.17 or Section 10.01(b)(iii) as applicable, and the related Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment, Extension Amendment or amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans.

Term Loan Extension” means any establishment of Extended Term Commitments and Extended Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.17 and the applicable Extension Amendment.

Term Loan Extension Election” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(b).

Term Loan Extension Series” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(a).

Term Loan Increase” has the meaning specified in Section 2.14(a).

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

Term SOFR” means, for the applicable Corresponding Tenor, the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.

Termination Date” has the meaning specified in Section 9.11(a).

Test Period” in effect at any time means the most recent period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of Holdings ended on or prior to such time (taken as one accounting period) in respect of which financial statements for each quarter or fiscal year in such period have been or are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b), as applicable; provided that, prior to the first date that financial statements have been or are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b), the Test Period in effect shall be the period of twelve consecutive fiscal months ended June 30, 2021. A Test Period may be designated by reference to the last day thereof (i.e., the “June 30, 2021 Test Period” refers to the period of twelve consecutive fiscal months ended June 30, 2021), and a Test Period shall be deemed to end on the last day thereof.

Threshold Amount” means $25,000,000.

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

 

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

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

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

Trade Date” has the meaning specified in Section 10.07(b)(i)(B).

Transaction” means, collectively, (a) the Closing Date IPO, the payment of the consideration in connection with the Closing Date IPO and the other transactions contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement, (b) the funding of the Initial Term Loans and initial Revolving Credit Loans (if any), and the execution and delivery of the Loan Documents entered into, on the Closing Date, (c) the Refinancing, (d) the consummation of any other transactions in connection with any of the foregoing and (e) the payment of the fees and expenses incurred in connection with any of the foregoing, including the Transaction Expenses.

Transaction Expenses” means any fees, premiums, expenses and other transaction costs incurred or paid by Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, Summit Partners or the Co-Investors in connection with the Transaction (including to fund any OID and upfront fees), this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby.

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

UK Financial Institution” means 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 subject to 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” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.

Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement excluding the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.

Underwriting Agreement” has the meaning specified in the preliminary statements to this Agreement.

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

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

Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(c)(i).

Unrestricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of Holdings designated by the Lead Borrower as an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 6.14 subsequent to the date hereof, in each case, until such Person ceases to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary in accordance with Section 6.14 or ceases to be a Subsidiary of Holdings.

 

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USD LIBOR” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Eurocurrency Rate.”

U.S. Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(c)(v).

U.S. Obligation” has the meaning specified in Section 2.12(h).

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

U.S. Special Resolution Regimes” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 10.19.

Weighted Average Life to Maturity” means, when applied to any Indebtedness at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing: (a) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (i) the amount of each then remaining scheduled installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required scheduled payments of principal, including payment at final scheduled maturity, in respect thereof, by (ii) the number of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between such date and the making of such payment by (b) the then outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness; provided that for purposes of determining the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any Indebtedness that is being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced or extended (the “Applicable Indebtedness”), the effects of any prepayments or amortization made on such Applicable Indebtedness prior to the date of the applicable modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension shall be disregarded.

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

Withdrawal Liability” means the liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such term is defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.

Write-down and Conversion Powers” means, (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 Other Interpretive Provisions. With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:

(a) The meanings of defined terms are equally applicable to the singular and plural forms of the defined terms. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms.

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

(ii) References in this Agreement and any other Loan Document to the introductory paragraph, preliminary statements, an Exhibit, Schedule, Article, Section, clause or sub-clause refer (A) to the appropriate introductory paragraph, preliminary statements, Exhibit or Schedule to, or Article, Section, clause or sub-clause in, this Agreement or (B) to the extent such references are not present in this Agreement, to the Loan Document in which such reference appears.

 

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(iii) The terms “include,” “includes” and “including” are by way of example and not limitation.

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

(v) The words “assets” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect.

(vi) The word “or” is not exclusive.

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

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

Section 1.03 Accounting Terms. All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein.

Section 1.04 Rounding. Any financial ratios required to be maintained by any Borrower pursuant to this Agreement (or required to be satisfied in order for a specific action to be permitted under this Agreement) shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).

Section 1.05 References to Agreements, Laws, Etc. Unless otherwise expressly provided herein: (a) references to Organization Documents, documents (including the Loan Documents) and other contractual instruments shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments, restatements, amendments and restatements, extensions, supplements, replacements, refinancings and other modifications thereto, but only to the extent that such amendments, restatements, amendments and restatements, extensions, supplements, replacements, refinancings, and other modifications are not prohibited by any Loan Document; (b) references to any Law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such Law and (c) references to any Person shall include such Person’s successors and permitted assigns.

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

Section 1.07 Available Amount Transactions. If more than one action occurs on any given date the permissibility or the taking of which is determined hereunder by reference to the amount of the Available Amount immediately prior to the taking of such action, the permissibility of the taking of each such action shall be determined independently and in no event may any two or more such actions be treated as occurring simultaneously, i.e., each transaction must be permitted under the Available Amount as so calculated.

Section 1.08 Pro Forma Calculations. (a) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, Consolidated EBITDA and any financial ratios or tests, including the Total Net Secured Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio and the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, shall be calculated in the manner prescribed by this Section 1.08; provided that notwithstanding anything to the contrary in clauses (b), (c) or (d) of this Section 1.08, when calculating (i) the Total Net Leverage Ratio for purposes of Section 2.05(b)(i) or (ii) the Total Net Leverage Ratio and the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for purposes of determining actual compliance (and not pro forma compliance, compliance on a Pro Forma Basis or determining compliance giving Pro Forma Effect to a transaction) with Section 7.10, the events described in this Section 1.08 that occurred subsequent to the end of the applicable Test Period shall not be given pro forma effect.

 

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(b) For purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDA and any financial ratios or tests, including the Total Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Secured Leverage Ratio, the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio and the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, Specified Transactions (and the incurrence or repayment of any Indebtedness in connection therewith, subject to clause (d) of this Section 1.08) that have been made (i) during the applicable Test Period or (ii) subsequent to such Test Period and prior to or simultaneously with the event for which the calculation of Consolidated EBITDA or any such ratio is made shall be calculated on a pro forma basis assuming that all such Specified Transactions (and any increase or decrease in Consolidated EBITDA and the component financial definitions used therein attributable to any Specified Transaction) had occurred on the first day of the applicable Test Period. If since the beginning of any applicable Test Period any Person that subsequently became a Restricted Subsidiary or was merged, amalgamated or consolidated with or into Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries since the beginning of such Test Period shall have made any Specified Transaction that would have required adjustment pursuant to this Section 1.08, then the Total Net Leverage Ratio, Total Net Secured Leverage Ratio, the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio and Consolidated EBITDA shall be calculated to give pro forma effect thereto in accordance with this Section 1.08.

(c) Whenever pro forma effect is to be given to a Specified Transaction, the pro forma calculations shall be made in good faith by a Responsible Officer of the Lead Borrower and may include, for the avoidance of doubt, the amount of “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies projected by the Lead Borrower in good faith to be realized as a result of specified actions taken, committed to be taken or expected to be taken (calculated on a pro forma basis as though such cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies had been realized on the first day of such period and as if such cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies were realized during the entirety of such period) relating to such Specified Transaction, and “run rate” means the full recurring benefit for a period that is associated with any action taken, committed to be taken or expected to be taken (including any savings expected to result from the elimination of a public target’s compliance costs with public company requirements), net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period from such actions; provided that (A) such amounts are reasonably identifiable (in the good faith determination of the Lead Borrower), (B) such actions are taken, committed to be taken or expected to be taken within twelve (12) months after the date of such Specified Transaction, (C) no amounts shall be added pursuant to this clause (c) to the extent duplicative of any amounts that are otherwise added back in computing Consolidated EBITDA, whether through a pro forma adjustment or otherwise, with respect to such period, (D) such “run rate” costs savings, operating expense reductions and synergies added back pursuant to this Section 1.08(c) in any Test Period shall, when aggregated with the amount of any add-back to Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to clauses (a)(xi) and (a)(xviii) of the definition of the term “Consolidated EBITDA” for such period, in each case, solely to the extent such items are not otherwise permitted to be reflected on pro forma financial statements prepared in compliance with Regulation S-X, not exceed an aggregate amount equal to 25% of Consolidated EBITDA, calculated after giving effect thereto, for such Test Period determined on a Pro Forma Basis, and (E) it is understood and agreed that, subject to compliance with the other provisions of this Section 1.08(c), amounts to be included in pro forma calculations pursuant to this Section 1.08(c) may be included in Test Periods in which the Specified Transaction to which such amounts relate to is no longer being given pro forma effect pursuant to Section 1.08(b).

(d) In the event that Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary incurs (including by assumption or guarantees) or repays (including by repurchase, redemption, repayment, retirement or extinguishment) any Indebtedness included in the calculations of the Total Net Secured Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio and the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, as the case may be (in each case, other than Indebtedness incurred or repaid under any revolving credit facility in the ordinary course of business for working capital purposes), (i) during the applicable Test Period or (ii) subsequent to the end of the applicable Test Period and prior to or simultaneously with the event for which the calculation of any such ratio is made, then the Total Net Secured Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio and the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio, as applicable, shall be calculated giving pro forma effect to such incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, to the extent required, as if the same had occurred on the last day of the applicable Test Period. If any Indebtedness bears a floating rate of interest and is being given pro forma effect, the interest on such Indebtedness shall be calculated as if the rate in effect on the date such calculation is being made had been the applicable rate for the entire period (taking into account any Swap Contract applicable to such Indebtedness). Interest on a Capitalized Lease shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate

 

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reasonably determined by a Responsible Officer of the Lead Borrower to be the rate of interest implicit in such Capitalized Lease in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable. Interest on Indebtedness that may optionally be determined at an interest rate based upon a factor of a prime or similar rate, a Eurocurrency Rate, BBSY Bid or other rate, shall be deemed to have been based upon the rate actually chosen, or, if none, then based upon such optional rate chosen as the Lead Borrower may designate.

(e) In connection with any action being taken in connection with a Limited Condition Transaction, for purposes of:

(i) determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires the calculation of any financial ratio or test, including the Total Net Secured Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio and the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio; or

(ii) testing availability under baskets set forth in this Agreement (including baskets measured as a percentage of Consolidated EBITDA);

in each case, at the option of the Lead Borrower (the Lead Borrower’s election to exercise such option in connection with any Limited Condition Transaction, an “LCT Election”), the date of determination of whether any such action is permitted hereunder shall be deemed to be the date the definitive agreement for such Limited Condition Transaction is entered into (the “LCT Test Date”), and if, after giving Pro Forma Effect to the Limited Condition Transaction, any Borrower or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries would have been permitted to take such action on the relevant LCT Test Date in compliance with such ratio, test or basket, such ratio, test or basket shall be deemed to have been complied with. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Lead Borrower has made an LCT Election and any of the ratios, tests or baskets for which compliance was determined or tested as of the LCT Test Date would have failed to have been satisfied as a result of fluctuations in any such ratio, test or basket, including due to fluctuations in Consolidated EBITDA, at or prior to the consummation of the relevant transaction or action, such baskets, tests or ratios will not be deemed to have failed to have been satisfied as a result of such fluctuations. If the Lead Borrower has made an LCT Election for any Limited Condition Transaction, then in connection with any event or transaction occurring after the relevant LCT Test Date and prior to the earlier of the date on which such Limited Condition Transaction is consummated or the date that the definitive agreement or date for redemption, repurchase, defeasance, satisfaction and discharge or repayment specified in an irrevocable notice for such Limited Condition Transaction is terminated, expires or passes, as applicable, without consummation of such Limited Condition Transaction (a “Subsequent Transaction”) in connection with which a ratio, test or basket availability calculation must be made on a Pro Forma Basis or giving Pro Forma Effect to such Subsequent Transaction, for purposes of determining whether such ratio, test or basket availability has been complied with under this Agreement, any such ratio, test or basket shall be required to be satisfied on a Pro Forma Basis assuming such Limited Condition Transaction and other transactions in connection therewith have been consummated.

Section 1.09 Currency Equivalents Generally. (a) For purposes of determining compliance with Section 7.01, Section 7.02, Section 7.03, Section 7.05, Section 7.06, Section 7.08 and Section 7.12 with respect to the amount of any Lien, Investment, Indebtedness, Disposition, Restricted Payment, Affiliate transaction or prepayment, redemption, purchase, defeasance or other satisfaction of Indebtedness (a “subject transaction”) in a currency other than Dollars, (i) the Dollar-equivalent amount of a subject transaction in a currency other than Dollars shall be calculated based on the relevant currency exchange rate in effect on the date of such subject transaction and, in the case of the incurrence of Indebtedness, on the date incurred, in the case of term debt, or first committed, in the case of revolving credit debt; provided that if such Indebtedness is incurred to extend, replace, refund, refinance, renew or defease (collectively, a “refinancing”) other Indebtedness denominated in a currency other than Dollars, and such extension, refunding, replacement, refinancing, renewal or defeasance would cause the applicable Dollar-denominated restriction to be exceeded if calculated at the relevant currency exchange rate in effect on the date of such extension, replacement, refunding, refinancing, renewal or defeasance, such Dollar-denominated restriction shall be deemed not to have been exceeded so long as the principal amount of such refinancing Indebtedness does not exceed the principal amount of such Indebtedness being extended, replaced, refunded, refinanced, renewed or defeased, plus the aggregate amount of unpaid and accrued interest, premium (including tender and call premiums) thereon, defeasance costs and fees and expenses incurred (including OID, upfront fees and similar interest), in connection with such extension, replacement, refunding, refinancing, renewal or defeasance and (ii) for the avoidance of doubt, it is agreed no Default shall be deemed to have occurred solely as a result of changes in rates of currency exchange occurring after the time of such subject transaction (so long as such subject transaction, at the time incurred, made, acquired, committed or entered into (or declared in the case of a Restricted Payment) was permitted hereunder).

 

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(b) For purposes of determining the Total Net Leverage Ratio, the Total Net Secured Leverage Ratio, the Total Net First Lien Leverage Ratio and the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio, amounts denominated in a currency other than Dollars will be converted to Dollars at the currency exchange rates used in preparing the Borrowers’ financial statements corresponding to the Test Period with respect to the applicable date of determination and will, in the case of Indebtedness, reflect the currency translation effects, determined in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, of Swap Contracts permitted hereunder for currency exchange risks with respect to the applicable currency in effect on the date of determination of the Dollar equivalent of such Indebtedness.

Section 1.10 Certifications. All certificates and other statements required to be made by any director, officer, employee or member of management of a Loan Party pursuant to any Loan Document are and will be made on the behalf of such Loan Party and not in such officer’s, director’s, employee’s or member of management’s individual capacity.

Section 1.11 Payment or Performance. When the payment of any obligation or the performance of any action, covenant, duty or obligation under any Loan Document is stated to be due or performance required on a day which is not a Business Day (other than as described in the definition of “Interest Period” and in Section 2.12(b)), the date of such payment or performance shall extend to the immediately succeeding Business Day and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be.

Section 1.12 Status of Obligations. In the event that Holdings, a Borrower or a Subsidiary Guarantor shall at any time issue or have outstanding any Subordinated Indebtedness, Holdings or the Lead Borrower shall take, or cause such Borrower or such Subsidiary Guarantor to take, all such actions as shall be necessary to cause the Obligations to constitute senior indebtedness (or such equivalent term) in respect of such Subordinated Indebtedness and to enable the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties, and solely at the direction of the Required Lenders, to have and exercise any payment blockage or other remedies available or potentially available to holders of senior indebtedness under the terms of such Subordinated Indebtedness in accordance with the applicable subordination agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, the Obligations are hereby designated as “senior indebtedness” and as “designated senior indebtedness” and words of similar import under and in respect of any indenture or other agreement or instrument under which such Subordinated Indebtedness of any Loan Party is outstanding and are further given all such other designations as shall be required under the terms of such Subordinated Indebtedness in order that the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties, and solely at the direction of the Required Lenders, may have and exercise any payment blockage or other remedies available or potentially available to holders of senior indebtedness under the terms of such Subordinated Indebtedness in accordance with the applicable subordination agreement.

Section 1.13 Australian Banking Code of Practice. The parties agree that the Banking Code of Practice published by the Australian Bankers’ Association (as amended, revised or amended and restated from time to time) does not apply to the Loan Documents and the transactions contemplated thereby.

Section 1.14 Benchmark Notification. The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for whether the composition or characteristics of any alternative, successor or replacement reference rate, as it may or may not be adjusted pursuant to Section 3.03(b), will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, LIBOR or any other benchmark or have the same volume or liquidity as did LIBOR or any other benchmark rate prior to its discontinuance or unavailability.

Section 1.15 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.

 

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ARTICLE II

THE COMMITMENTS AND BORROWINGS

Section 2.01 The Loans. (a) The Term Borrowings. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Term Lender with an Initial Term Commitment severally agrees to make to the applicable Borrowers a single loan denominated in Dollars equal to such Lender’s Initial Term Commitment on the Closing Date (each such term loan, an “Initial Term Loan” and, collectively, the “Initial Term Loans”). Amounts borrowed under this Section 2.01(a) and repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed. Initial Term Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Eurocurrency Rate Loans, as further provided herein.

(b) The Revolving Credit Borrowings. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Revolving Credit Lender severally agrees to make loans denominated in Dollars or Australian dollars to the Borrowers from time to time, on any Business Day prior to the Maturity Date with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility in an aggregate Dollar Amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment as then in effect; provided that after giving effect to any Revolving Credit Borrowing, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Revolving Credit Lender, plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Revolving Credit Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans, shall not exceed such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment as then in effect; provided that the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Credit Loans made on the Closing Date shall not exceed $25,000,000 (exclusive of Letter of Credit Exposure and amounts used to finance Transaction Expenses). Revolving Credit Loans may be Base Rate Loans, Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans, as further provided herein. All Revolving Credit Loans will be made by Revolving Credit Lenders (including both Extending Revolving Credit Lenders and Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lenders, to the extent that both Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and Extended Revolving Credit Commitments are then outstanding) in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares (acting as a single Class for purposes of this Section 2.01) or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement until the Maturity Date with respect to the Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments; thereafter, all Revolving Credit Loans will be made by the Extending Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrowers may borrow, prepay and reborrow Revolving Credit Loans.

Section 2.02 Borrowings, Conversions and Continuations of Loans. (a) Each Term Borrowing, each Revolving Credit Borrowing, each conversion of Loans of a given Class from one Type to the other (in the case of Loans other than BBSY Rate Loans), and each continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans and BBSY Rate Loans shall be made upon the Lead Borrower’s irrevocable written notice to the Administrative Agent substantially in the form of a Loan Notice or in writing in any other form acceptable to the Administrative Agent, in each case appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Lead Borrower (provided that the notice in respect of the initial Borrowings on the Closing Date, or in connection with any Permitted Acquisition or other acquisition permitted under this Agreement, or in connection with any Borrowing or Extension, as applicable, under an Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment, amendment in respect of Replacement Term Loans or Extension Amendment, may be conditioned on, with respect to the funding of the initial Borrowing under this Agreement, the closing of the Transaction or, with respect to any future Borrowing under this Agreement, such Permitted Acquisition or other acquisition or any such Borrowing or Extension under an Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment, amendment in respect of Replacement Term Loans or Extension Amendment, as applicable). Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than (i) 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) three (3) Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans (or conversion of Base Rate Loans to Eurocurrency Rate Loans), (ii) 10:00 a.m. (New York City time) on the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans (or conversion of Eurocurrency Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans) and (iii) 10:00 a.m. (New York City time) on the Closing Date with respect to any Loans incurred on the Closing Date (or, in any case, such shorter period of time as agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion). Except as provided in Sections 2.14 and 2.15, each Borrowing of or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans or the conversion to Eurocurrency Rate Loans, as applicable, shall be in a principal amount of $100,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof in the case of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans. Except as provided in Sections 2.03(c), 2.04(c), 2.14 and 2.15 each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $100,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof. Each Loan Notice shall specify (i)

 

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the Class of the Borrowing requested and whether the Lead Borrower is requesting the making of new Loans of the respective Class, a conversion of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans (of a given Class) from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans, (ii) the requested date of the Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be (which shall be a Business Day), (iii) the principal amount of Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (iv) the Type of Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans are to be converted (v) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto and (vi) the applicable Borrower of such Loans. If the Lead Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Loan Notice or fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then, with respect to Dollar-denominated Loans only, the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans (unless the Loan being continued is a Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan, in which case it shall be continued as a Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan (as the case may be) with an Interest Period of one month). Any such automatic conversion of Dollar-denominated Loans to Base Rate Loans or continuation pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans. If the Lead Borrower requests a Borrowing of or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans or a conversion to Eurocurrency Rate Loans, as applicable, in any such Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one (1) month.

(b) Following receipt of a Loan Notice, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender under the applicable Class of the amount of its Pro Rata Share of such Class of Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the Lead Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall notify each such Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans or continuation of Loans described in Section 2.02(a). In the case of each Borrowing, each Appropriate Lender shall make the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 3:00 p.m. (New York City time), in each case on the Business Day specified in the applicable Loan Notice. Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (or, if such Borrowing is an initial Credit Extension on the Closing Date, Section 4.01), the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the Borrowers in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent either by (i) crediting the account of the Borrowers on the books of the Administrative Agent with the amount of such funds or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to (and reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by the Borrowers and, to the extent such wire transfer is to be made to an account of the Borrowers not previously on the books of the Administrative Agent, subject to applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act and the Australian Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth); provided that if, on the date the Loan Notice with respect to such Borrowing is given by the Lead Borrower, there are L/C Borrowings or Swing Line Loans outstanding, then the proceeds of such Borrowing shall be applied, first, to the payment in full of any such L/C Borrowings, second, to the payment in full of any such Swing Line Loans, and third, to the Borrowers as provided above.

(c) Except as otherwise provided herein, a Eurocurrency Rate Loan may be converted, and a Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan may be continued, only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan unless any Borrower pays the amount due, if any, under Section 3.05 in connection therewith. Upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default, the Required Lenders may require that no Loans may be converted to Eurocurrency Rate Loans, or continued as Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans, as applicable, with an Interest Period in excess of one month.

(d) The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Lead Borrower and the Lenders of the interest rate applicable to any Interest Period for Eurocurrency Rate Loans and BBSY Rate Loans upon determination of such interest rate. The determination of the Eurocurrency Rate and the BBSY Bid by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. At any time when Base Rate Loans are outstanding, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Lead Borrower and the Lenders of any change in the “Prime Rate” used in determining the Base Rate under clause (b) of the definition thereof promptly following the public announcement of such change.

 

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(e) After giving effect to all Term Borrowings, all Revolving Credit Borrowings, all conversions of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans of a given Class from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans of a given Class as the same Type, there shall not be more than eight (8) Interest Periods in effect unless otherwise agreed between the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent; provided that after the establishment of any new Class of Loans pursuant to an Incremental Amendment, a Refinancing Amendment, an Extension Amendment or an amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans, the number of Interest Periods otherwise permitted by this Section 2.02(e) shall increase by three (3) Interest Periods for each applicable Class so established; provided further, that the maximum number of Interest Periods in effect at any time for all Classes shall not exceed twelve (12) Interest Periods in the aggregate unless otherwise agreed between the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

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

(g) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such Pro Rata Share available to the Administrative Agent on the date of such Borrowing in accordance with clause (b) above, and the Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrowers 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, each of such Lender and each 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 Borrowers until the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent at (i) in the case of the Borrowers, the interest rate applicable at the time to the Loans comprising such Borrowing and (ii) in the case of such Lender, (x) for Loans in Dollars, the Federal Funds Rate and (y) for Loans in Australian Dollars, the rate notified to such Lender to be that which expresses as a percentage rate per annum, the cost to the Administrative Agent of funding the Lender’s participation in that Loan from whatever source it may reasonably select, in each case, plus any administrative, processing, or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in accordance with the foregoing. A certificate of the Administrative Agent submitted to any Lender with respect to any amounts owing under this Section 2.02(g) shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. If the Borrowers 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 Borrowers the amount of such interest paid by the Borrowers for such period. If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing. Any payment by the Borrowers shall be without prejudice to any claim the Borrowers may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.

(h) The Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion from time to time, may elect, pursuant to arrangements between the Administrative Agent and any Revolving Credit Lender, to advance funds to the Borrowers on behalf of such Revolving Credit Lender. To the extent that the Administrative Agent so advances funds on behalf of a Revolving Credit Lender, and is not reimbursed therefore on the same Business Day as such advance is made, the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to retain for its account all interest accrued on such advance from the day such advance was made until reimbursed by the applicable Revolving Credit Lender

Section 2.03 Letters of Credit.

(a) The Letter of Credit Commitment. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, (A) each L/C Issuer agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Revolving Credit Lenders set forth in this Section 2.03, (x) from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, to issue Letters of Credit denominated in Dollars or Australian Dollars (which, in the case of a commercial Letter of Credit, shall be issued on sight basis only) for the account of the Borrowers (provided that any Letter of Credit may be for the account of Holdings or any Restricted Subsidiary of Holdings, so long as the Lead Borrower is the applicant with respect thereto) and to amend or extend Letters of Credit previously issued by it, in accordance with Section 2.03(b), and (y) to honor drafts under the Letters of Credit and (B) the Revolving Credit Lenders severally agree to participate in Letters of Credit issued pursuant to this Section 2.03; provided that L/C Issuers shall not be obligated to make any L/C Credit Extensions with respect to any Letter of Credit, and no Lender shall be obligated to participate in any Letter of Credit if as of the date of the applicable L/C Credit Extension, (w) the

 

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Revolving Credit Exposure of any Lender would exceed such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments, (x) the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit or (y) the Letter of Credit giving rise to such L/C Credit Extension has a stated expiry date after the Maturity Date with respect to Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and the aggregate stated amount of all Letters of Credit having stated expiry dates after such Maturity Date, when added to the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposure of all Extending Revolving Credit Lenders (exclusive of L/C Obligations) as of such date, would exceed the aggregate amount of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Borrower’s ability to obtain Letters of Credit shall be fully revolving, and accordingly each Borrower may, during the foregoing period, obtain Letters of Credit to replace Letters of Credit that have expired or that have been drawn upon and reimbursed. Each Appropriate Lender’s risk participation in each outstanding Letter of Credit shall be automatically adjusted on each Maturity Date for any of the Revolving Credit Facilities as, and to the extent, provided in Section 2.06(d).

 

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[Reserved].

 

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An L/C Issuer shall be under no obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if:

(A) any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain such L/C Issuer from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to such L/C Issuer or any directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such L/C Issuer shall prohibit, or direct that such L/C Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which such L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Closing Date, or shall impose upon such L/C Issuer any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Closing Date (for which such L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder);

(B) subject to Section 2.03(b)(ii), the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur (i) in the case of standby Letters of Credit, more than twelve months after the date of issuance (or, in the case of any Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit or any other Letter of Credit that has been extended in accordance with this Section 2.03, the last renewal thereof) and (ii) in the case of a commercial Letter of Credit, more than 180 days after the date of issuance or (or, in the case of any Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit or any other Letter of Credit that has been extended in accordance with this Section 2.03, the last renewal thereof), unless, in each case, the relevant L/C Issuer has approved such expiry date;

(C) the expiry date of such requested Letter of Credit would occur after the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, unless (1) all the Revolving Credit Lenders and the applicable L/C Issuer have approved such expiry date or (2) the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations in respect of such requested Letter of Credit has been Cash Collateralized on or before the date such requested Letter of Credit is issued;

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

(E) such Letter of Credit is in an initial amount less than $100,000 (or, in each case, such lesser amount as is acceptable to the applicable L/C Issuer in its sole discretion); or

(F) any Revolving Credit Lender is a Defaulting Lender at such time, unless such L/C Issuer has entered into arrangements reasonably satisfactory to it and the Lead Borrower to eliminate such L/C Issuer’s risk with respect to the participation in Letters of Credit by such Defaulting Lender, including reallocation of the Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the outstanding L/C Obligations pursuant to Section 2.19 or by Cash Collateralizing such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the L/C Obligations.

 

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

(b) Procedures for Issuance and Amendment of Letters of Credit; Auto-Renewal Letters of Credit. Each Letter of Credit shall be issued, extended or amended, as the case may be, upon the written request of the Lead Borrower delivered to an L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) in the form of a Letter of Credit Application, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Lead Borrower. Such Letter of Credit Application must be received by the relevant L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 12:30 p.m. (New York City time) at least two (2) Business Days prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment or extension, as the case may be; or, in each case, such later date and time as the relevant L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in its sole discretion. In the case of a request for an initial issuance of a Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the relevant L/C Issuer: (a) the proposed issuance date of the requested Letter of Credit (which shall be a Business Day); (b) the amount thereof; (c) the expiry date thereof; (d) the name and address of the beneficiary thereof; (e) the documents to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder; (f) the full text of any certificate to be presented by such beneficiary in case of any drawing thereunder and (g) such other matters as the relevant L/C Issuer may reasonably request. In the case of a request for an amendment or extension of any outstanding Letter of Credit, such Letter of Credit Application shall specify in form and detail reasonably satisfactory to the relevant L/C Issuer: (1) the Letter of Credit to be amended or extended; (2) the proposed date of amendment or extension thereof (which shall be a Business Day); (3) the nature of the proposed amendment or the length of extension and (4) such other matters as the relevant L/C Issuer may reasonably request.

(i) Promptly after receipt of any Letter of Credit Application, the relevant L/C Issuer will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has received a copy of such Letter of Credit Application from the Lead Borrower and, if not, such L/C Issuer will provide the Administrative Agent with a copy thereof. Upon receipt by the relevant L/C Issuer of confirmation from the Administrative Agent that the requested issuance, amendment or extension is permitted in accordance with the terms hereof, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, such L/C Issuer shall, on the requested date, issue a Letter of Credit for the account of any Borrower, Holdings or any other Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable, or enter into the applicable amendment or extension, as the case may be. Immediately upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit, each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the relevant L/C Issuer a risk participation in such Letter of Credit in an amount equal to the product of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement multiplied by the amount of such Letter of Credit, which risk participation shall survive the Letter of Credit Expiration Date in the event any L/C Obligations are outstanding on such date with respect to Letters of Credit described in Section 2.03(a)(ii)(3).

(ii) If the Lead Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application, the relevant L/C Issuer shall agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic renewal provisions (each, an “Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit must permit the relevant L/C Issuer to prevent any such renewal at least once in each twelve month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) (or such shorter period for any Letter of Credit with an expiration date that is less than twelve months from the date of the issuance thereof) by giving prior written notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a day (the “Nonrenewal Notice Date”) in each such twelve month period to be agreed upon at the time such Letter of Credit is issued; provided, further, that in no event shall the renewal period extend beyond the Letter of Credit Expiration Date except to the extent set forth in Section 2.03(a)(ii)(3). Unless otherwise directed by the relevant L/C Issuer, the Lead Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to the relevant L/C Issuer for any such renewal. Once an Auto-Renewal Letter of Credit has been issued, the applicable Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the

 

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relevant L/C Issuer to permit the renewal of such Letter of Credit at any time prior to an expiry date that is, unless the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations in respect of such requested Letter of Credit has been Cash Collateralized, not later than the applicable Letter of Credit Expiration Date; provided that the relevant L/C Issuer shall not permit any such renewal if (A) the relevant L/C Issuer has determined that it would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its renewed form under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of Section 2.03(a)(ii) or otherwise), or (B) it has received written notice on or before the day that is five (5) Business Days before the Nonrenewal Notice Date from the Administrative Agent or the Lead Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied.

(iii) Promptly after its delivery of any Letter of Credit or any amendment or extension to a Letter of Credit to an advising bank with respect thereto or to the beneficiary thereof, the relevant L/C Issuer will also deliver to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent a true and complete copy of such Letter of Credit, amendment or extension.

(c) Drawings and Reimbursements; Funding of Participations. Upon receipt from the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit of any notice of a drawing under such Letter of Credit, the relevant L/C Issuer shall notify promptly the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent thereof. Not later than (1) 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the second Business Day immediately following any payment by an L/C Issuer under a Letter of Credit if the Lead Borrower receives notice by 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the date of payment and (2) if clause (1) does not apply, on the third Business Day following such notice (each such date, an “Honor Date”), the Borrowers shall reimburse such L/C Issuer in Dollars, in each case, through the Administrative Agent in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing, with interest on the amount so paid or disbursed by such L/C Issuer, to the extent not reimbursed on the date of such payment or disbursement. If the Borrowers fail to so reimburse such L/C Issuer by such time, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of the Honor Date, the amount of the unreimbursed drawing (the “Unreimbursed Amount”), and the amount of such Appropriate Lender’s Pro Rata Share thereof or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement. In such event, the Lead Borrower shall be deemed to have requested a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, in each case to be disbursed on the Honor Date in an amount equal to the Unreimbursed Amount, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified in Section 2.02 for the principal amount of Eurocurrency Rate Loans, BBSY Rate Loans or Base Rate Loans but subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments of the Appropriate Lenders and subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than the delivery of a Loan Notice).

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

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

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

 

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

(v) If any Revolving Credit Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant L/C Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(c) by the time specified in Section 2.03(c)(i), such L/C Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to such L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to (x) in connection with Letters of Credit drawn in Dollars, the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect and (y) in connection with Letters of Credit drawn in Australian Dollars, the rate notified to such Lender to be that which expresses as a percentage rate per annum, the cost to such L/C Issuer of funding such Lender’s participation in that Revolving Credit Loan or L/C Advance from whatever source it may reasonably select, in each case, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the L/C Issuer 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 Revolving Credit Loan included in the relevant Revolving Credit Borrowing or L/C Advance in respect of the relevant L/C Borrowing, as the case may be. A certificate of the relevant L/C Issuer submitted to any Revolving Credit Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this Section 2.03(c)(v) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

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

(ii) If any payment received by the Administrative Agent for the account of an L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 2.03(c)(i) is required to be returned under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by such L/C Issuer in its discretion), each Appropriate Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such L/C Issuer its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned by such Lender, at a rate per annum equal to (x) in connection with Letters of Credit drawn in Dollars, the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect and (y) in connection with Letters of Credit drawn in Australian Dollars, the rate notified to the Administrative Agent to be that which expresses as a percentage rate per annum, the cost to the L/C Issuer of funding such Lender’s Pro Rata Share from whatever source it may reasonably select. The obligations of the Lenders under this clause shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

(vi) in the case of the obligations of any Lender, (i) the failure of any condition precedent set forth in Section 4.02 to be satisfied (each of which conditions precedent the Lenders hereby irrevocably waive) or (ii) any adverse change in the condition (financial or otherwise) of any Loan Party; or

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

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

(f) Role of L/C Issuers. Each Lender and each Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, the relevant L/C Issuer shall not have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any draft, demand, certificate or other document expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document. None of the L/C Issuers, any Agent-Related Person nor any of the respective correspondents, participants or assignees of any L/C Issuer shall be liable to any Lender or Loan Party for (i) any action taken or omitted in connection herewith at the request or with the approval of the Lenders or the Required Lenders, as applicable; (ii) any action taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct (as determined by a court

 

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of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment); or (iii) the absence of due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit or Letter of Credit Application. Each Borrower hereby assumes all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude such Borrower’s pursuing such rights and remedies as it may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement. None of the L/C Issuers, any Agent-Related Person, nor any of the respective correspondents, participants or assignees of any L/C Issuer, shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in clauses (i) through (vii) of Section 2.03(e) or clauses (i) through (iii) of this Section 2.03(f); provided that anything in such clauses to the contrary notwithstanding, the Borrowers may have a claim against an L/C Issuer, and such L/C Issuer may be liable to the Borrowers, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential, special, punitive or exemplary, damages suffered by any Borrower which such Borrower proves were caused by such L/C Issuer’s willful misconduct, bad faith or gross negligence or such L/C Issuer’s willful or grossly negligent failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of a sight draft and certificate(s) strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit (in each case, as are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment). In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, each L/C Issuer may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and no L/C Issuer shall be responsible for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign a Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason.

(g) Cash Collateral. If (i) as of the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, any Letter of Credit may for any reason remain outstanding and partially or wholly undrawn, (ii) any Event of Default occurs and is continuing and the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders require the Borrowers to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations pursuant to Section 8.02 or (iii) an Event of Default set forth under Section 8.01(f) occurs and is continuing, then the Borrowers shall Cash Collateralize the then Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations (in an amount equal to such Outstanding Amount determined as of the date of such Event of Default or the Letter of Credit Expiration Date, as the case may be), and shall do so not later than 3:00 p.m. (New York City time) on (x) in the case of the immediately preceding clauses (i) and (ii), (1) the Business Day that any Borrower receives notice thereof, if such notice is received on such day prior to 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) or (2) if clause (1) above does not apply, the Business Day immediately following the day that any Borrower received such notice and (y) in the case of the immediately preceding clause (iii), the Business Day on which an Event of Default set forth under Section 8.01(f) occurs or, if such day is not a Business Day, the Business Day immediately succeeding such day. If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that any funds held as Cash Collateral are subject to any prior right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent (on behalf of the Secured Parties) or that the total amount of such funds is less than the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, the Borrowers will, forthwith upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay to the Administrative Agent, as additional funds to be deposited and held in the deposit accounts at the Administrative Agent as aforesaid, an amount equal to the excess of (a) such aggregate Outstanding Amount over (b) the total amount of funds, if any, then held as Cash Collateral that the Administrative Agent reasonably determines to be free and clear of any such right and claim. Upon the drawing of any Letter of Credit for which funds are on deposit as Cash Collateral, such funds shall be applied, to the extent permitted under applicable Laws, to reimburse the relevant L/C Issuer. To the extent the amount of any Cash Collateral exceeds the then Outstanding Amount of such L/C Obligations and so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the excess shall be refunded to the Borrowers. To the extent any Event of Default giving rise to the requirement to Cash Collateralize any Letter of Credit pursuant to this Section 2.03(g) is cured or otherwise waived in accordance with Section 10.01, then so long as no other Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, all Cash Collateral pledged to Cash Collateralize such Letter of Credit shall be refunded to the Borrowers.

(h) Applicability of ISP and UCP. Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the L/C Issuer and the Lead Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued, (i) the rules of the ISP shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit, and (ii) the rules of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, as most recently published by the International Chamber of Commerce at the time of issuance shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit.

(i) Letter of Credit Fees. The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent (i) for any period prior to the date of any Extension Amendment, for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender in accordance with its Pro Rata Share (if any) or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement, a Letter of Credit fee for each Letter of Credit issued pursuant to this Agreement equal to the Applicable Rate applicable to Revolving Credit

 

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Loans maintained as Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans then in effect for the applicable Class or Classes of the respective Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments times the maximum face amount of such Letter of Credit (whether or not such maximum face amount is then in effect under such Letter of Credit, if such maximum face amount increases periodically pursuant to the terms of such Letter of Credit) and (ii) for any period commencing on and after the date of any Extension Amendment (and for so long as the Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and Extended Revolving Credit Commitments resulting from such Extension Amendment (or any Revolving Credit Exposure thereunder) remain outstanding), for the account of each Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lender and each Extending Revolving Credit Lender under each such Class in accordance with its Other Allocable Share of the Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, respectively, that result pursuant to such Extension Amendment, a Letter of Credit fee for each Letter of Credit issued pursuant to this Agreement equal to the Applicable Rate applicable to Revolving Credit Loans maintained as Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans then in effect in respect of such Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as the case may be, times the Allocable Revolving Share of the Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lenders or the Extending Revolving Credit Lenders, as the case may be, of the daily maximum face amount of such Letter of Credit (whether or not such maximum face amount is then in effect under such Letter of Credit, if such maximum face amount increases periodically pursuant to the terms of such Letter of Credit). Such letter of credit fees shall be computed on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such letter of credit fees shall be due and payable in Dollars on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Maturity Date for the Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (with respect to the fees accrued for the accounts on the Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lenders), on any other relevant Maturity Date (for any applicable Revolving Credit Commitments then expiring), or the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand. If there is any change in the Applicable Rate applicable to Revolving Credit Loans maintained as Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans then in effect during any quarter, the daily maximum face amount of each Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by such Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.

(j) Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to L/C Issuers. The Borrowers shall pay directly to each L/C Issuer for its own account a fronting fee with respect to each Letter of Credit issued by it equal to 0.125% per annum (or such other amount as is agreed in a separate writing between the relevant L/C Issuer and the Lead Borrower) of the maximum face amount of such Letter of Credit. Such fronting fees shall be (x) computed on a quarterly basis in arrears and (y) due and payable on the last Business Day of each of March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand. In addition, the Borrowers shall pay directly to each L/C Issuer for its own account the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of such L/C Issuer relating to letters of credit as from time to time in effect. Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable within ten (10) Business Days of demand and are nonrefundable.

(k) Conflict with Letter of Credit Application. Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in this Agreement, in the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Letter of Credit Application, the terms hereof shall control. No Issuer Document shall (x) contain any representations or warranties, covenants or events of default not set forth in this Agreement (and to the extent inconsistent herewith, shall be rendered null and void) and (y) all representations and warranties, covenants and events of default contained therein shall contain standards, qualifications, thresholds and exceptions for materiality that are otherwise consistent with this Agreement (and, to the extent inconsistent herewith, shall be deemed to incorporate such standards, qualifications, thresholds and exceptions contained herein without action by any other party).

(l) Addition of an L/C Issuer. A Revolving Credit Lender or any Affiliate thereof, in each case reasonably acceptable to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent, pursuant to a written agreement among the Lead Borrower, the Administrative Agent and such Revolving Credit Lender or Affiliate thereof, shall be an additional L/C Issuer. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Revolving Credit Lenders under the applicable Facility of any such additional L/C Issuer under such Facility.

 

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(m) Letters of Credit issued for Holdings or Subsidiaries. Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of, or is for the account of, Holdings or any Restricted Subsidiary, the Borrowers shall be obligated to reimburse the applicable L/C Issuer hereunder for any and all drawings under such Letter of Credit. The Borrowers hereby acknowledge that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of Holdings and/or any Restricted Subsidiary inures to the benefit of the Borrowers, and that the Borrowers’ business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of Holdings and such Restricted Subsidiaries.

Section 2.04 Swing Line Loans.

(a) The Swing Line. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swing Line Lender agrees to make loans in Dollars (each such loan, a “Swing Line Loan”) to the Borrowers from time to time on any Business Day after the Closing Date until the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility 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 Pro Rata Share of the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans and L/C Obligations of the Lender acting as Swing Line Lender, may exceed the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment; provided that (i) after giving effect to any Swing Line Loan, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of the Revolving Credit Loans of any Lender (other than the relevant Swing Line Lender solely in its capacity as such), plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the Outstanding Amount of all Swing Line Loans shall not exceed such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment then in effect and (ii) notwithstanding the foregoing, the Swing Line Lender shall not be obligated to make any Swing Line Loans at a time when a Revolving Credit Lender is a Defaulting Lender, unless the Swing Line Lender has entered into arrangements reasonably satisfactory to it and the Lead Borrower to eliminate the Swing Line Lender’s fronting exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.19(b)) with respect to the Defaulting Lender’s participation in such Swing Line Loans, including by cash collateralizing, or obtaining a backstop letter of credit from an issuer reasonably satisfactory to the Swing Line Lender to support, such Defaulting Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the outstanding amount of Swing Line Loans; provided further that, the Borrowers shall not use the proceeds of any Swing Line Loan to refinance any outstanding Swing Line Loan. The Borrowers shall repay to the Swing Line Lender each Defaulting Lender’s portion (after giving effect to Section 2.19(b)) of each Swing Line Loan promptly following demand by the Swing Line Lender. Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrowers may borrow under this Section 2.04, prepay under Section 2.05, and reborrow under this Section 2.04. Each Swing Line Loan shall be a Base Rate Loan. Swing Line Loans shall be denominated in Dollars. Immediately upon the making of a Swing Line Loan, each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the Swing Line Lender a risk participation in such Swing Line Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share times the amount of such Swing Line Loan.

(b) Borrowing Procedures. Each Swing Line Borrowing shall be made upon the Lead Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent in the form of a Swing Line Loan Notice, appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the Lead Borrower. Each such notice must be received by the Swing Line Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the requested borrowing date, and shall specify (i) the amount to be borrowed, which shall be a minimum of $100,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof, and (ii) the requested borrowing date, which shall be a Business Day (or, in any case, such shorter period of time as agreed to by the Swing Line Lender in its reasonable discretion). Promptly after receipt by the Swing Line Lender of any Swing Line Loan Notice, the Swing Line Lender will confirm with the Administrative Agent (in writing) that the Administrative Agent has also received such Swing Line Loan Notice and, if not, the Swing Line Lender will notify the Administrative Agent (in writing) of the contents thereof. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swing Line Lender will, not later than 4:00 p.m. on the borrowing date specified in such Swing Line Loan Notice, make the amount of its Swing Line Loan available to the Borrowers.

(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 Borrowers (which hereby irrevocably authorize the Swing Line Lender to so request on their behalf), that each Revolving Credit Lender make a Base Rate Loan in an amount equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Share 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 Loan Notice for purposes hereof) and in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.02, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified therein for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the aggregate Revolving Credit

 

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Commitments and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02. The Swing Line Lender shall furnish the Lead Borrower with a copy of the applicable Loan Notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent. Each Revolving Credit Lender shall make an amount equal to its Pro Rata Share of the amount specified in such Loan Notice available to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds for the account of the Swing Line Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 4:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the day specified in such Loan Notice, whereupon, subject to Section 2.04(c)(ii), each Revolving Credit Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Base Rate Loan to the Borrowers in such amount. The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the Swing Line Lender.

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

(iii) If any Revolving Credit 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 2.04(c) by the time specified in Section 2.04(c)(i), the Swing Line Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Lender (acting through the 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 Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect. A certificate of the Swing Line Lender submitted to any Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this clause (iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

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

(d) Repayment of Participations.

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

(ii) If any payment received by the Swing Line Lender in respect of principal or interest on any Swing Line Loan is required to be returned by the Swing Line Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Swing Line Lender in its discretion), each Revolving Credit Lender shall pay to the Swing Line Lender its Pro Rata Share 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 from time to time in effect. The Administrative Agent will make such demand upon the request of the Swing Line Lender.

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

 

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

Section 2.05 Prepayments.

(a) Optional.

(i) The Borrowers may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided that (1) such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) (A) three (3) Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans and (B) on the day of prepayment of Base Rate Loans (or, in any case, such shorter period of time as agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion); (2) any partial prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $100,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding; and (3) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $100,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding. Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Class(es) and Type(s) of Loans to be prepaid and, in the case of a prepayment of Term Loans, the manner in which such prepayment shall be applied to repayments thereof required pursuant to Section 2.07(a); provided that in the event such notice fails to specify the manner in which the respective prepayment of Term Loans shall be applied to repayments thereof required pursuant to Section 2.07(a), such prepayment of Term Loans shall be applied in direct order of maturity to repayments thereof required pursuant to Section 2.07(a). The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of such prepayment. Any prepayment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan or a BBSY Rate Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest thereon and any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05. Each prepayment of the Loans of a given Class pursuant to this Section 2.05(a) shall be paid to the Appropriate Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares.

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

(iii) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the Lead Borrower may rescind, or extend the date for prepayment specified in, any notice of prepayment under Section 2.05(a)(i), if such prepayment would have resulted from a refinancing of all or any portion of any Facility or Facilities which refinancing shall not be consummated or shall otherwise be delayed.

(iv) Voluntary prepayments of any Class of Term Loans permitted hereunder shall be applied to the remaining scheduled installments of principal thereof pursuant to Section 2.07(a) in a manner determined at the sole discretion of the Lead Borrower and specified in the notice of prepayment, and, subject to the other limitations expressly set forth in this Agreement, the Lead Borrower may elect to apply voluntary prepayments of Term Loans to one or more Class or Classes of Term Loans selected by the Lead Borrower in its sole discretion (provided that such voluntary prepayments of the Term Loans shall be made pro rata within any such Class or Classes selected by the Lead Borrower). In the event that the Lead Borrower does not specify the order in which to apply prepayments to reduce scheduled installments of principal or as between Classes of Term Loans, the Lead Borrower shall be deemed to have elected that such prepayment be applied to reduce the scheduled installments of principal in direct order of maturity on a pro rata basis among Class(es) of Term Loan.

 

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(v) Notwithstanding anything in any Loan Document to the contrary, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Borrowers may prepay the outstanding Term Loans (which shall, for the avoidance of doubt, be automatically and permanently canceled immediately upon acquisition by the Borrowers) (or Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries other than any Borrower may purchase such outstanding Term Loans, which shall be automatically and permanently cancelled immediately upon such acquisition) on the following basis:

(A) Any Borrower Party shall have the right to make a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a discount to par pursuant to a Borrower Offer of Specified Discount Prepayment, Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offer or Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offer (any such prepayment, the “Discounted Loan Prepayment”), in each case made in accordance with this Section 2.05(a)(v); provided that no Borrower Party shall initiate any action under this Section 2.05(a)(v) in order to make a Discounted Loan Prepayment (other than with respect to actions under this Section 2.05(a)(v) in order to make the first Discounted Loan Prepayment hereunder) unless (I) at least ten (10) Business Days shall have passed since the consummation of the most recent Discounted Loan Prepayment as a result of a prepayment made by a Borrower Party on the applicable Discounted Prepayment Effective Date; or (II) at least three (3) Business Days shall have passed since the date such Borrower Party was notified that no Lender was willing to accept any prepayment of any Term Loan at the Specified Discount, within the Discount Range or at any discount to par value, as applicable, or in the case of Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offers, the date of the any Borrower Party’s election not to accept any Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers.

(B) Subject to the proviso to clause (A) above, any Borrower Party may from time to time offer to make a Discounted Loan Prepayment by providing the Auction Agent with five (5) Business Days’ notice in the form of a Specified Discount Prepayment Notice; provided that (I) any such offer shall be made available, at the sole discretion of the Borrower Party, to (x) each Lender and/or (y) each Lender with respect to any Class of Term Loans on an individual tranche basis, (II) any such offer shall specify the aggregate principal amount offered to be prepaid (the “Specified Discount Prepayment Amount”) with respect to each applicable Class, the Class or Classes of Term Loans subject to such offer and the specific percentage discount to par (the “Specified Discount”) of such Term Loans to be prepaid (it being understood that different Specified Discounts and/or Specified Discount Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to different Classes of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as a separate offer pursuant to the terms of this clause), (III) the Specified Discount Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $1,000,000 and whole increments of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (IV) each such offer shall remain outstanding through the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date. The Auction Agent will promptly provide each Appropriate Lender with a copy of such Specified Discount Prepayment Notice and a form of the Specified Discount Prepayment Response to be completed and returned by each such Lender to the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by no later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day after the date of delivery of such notice to such Lenders (which date may be extended for a period not exceeding three (3) Business Days upon notice by the Borrower Party to, and with the consent of, the Auction Agent) (the “Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date”).

 

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

(2) If there is at least one Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender, the relevant Borrower Party will make a prepayment of outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this clause (B) to each Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with the respective outstanding amount and Classes of Term Loans specified in such Lender’s Specified Discount Prepayment Response given pursuant to clause (2) above; provided that, if the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans accepted for prepayment by all Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders exceeds the Specified Discount Prepayment Amount, such prepayment shall be made pro rata among the Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders in accordance with the respective principal amounts accepted to be prepaid by each such Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with such Borrower Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its reasonable discretion) will calculate such proration (the “Specified Discount Proration”). The Auction Agent shall promptly, and in any case within four (4) Business Days following the Specified Discount Prepayment Response Date, notify (I) the relevant Borrower Party of the respective Lenders’ responses to such offer, the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date and the aggregate principal amount of the Discounted Loan Prepayment and the Classes to be prepaid, (II) each Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, and the aggregate principal amount and the Classes of Term Loans to be prepaid at the Specified Discount on such date and (III) each Discount Prepayment Accepting Lender of the Specified Discount Proration, if any, and confirmation of the principal amount, Class and Type of Term Loans of such Lender to be prepaid at the Specified Discount on such date. Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to the Borrower Party and such Lenders shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error. The payment amount specified in such notice to the Borrower Party shall be due and payable by such Borrower Party on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with clause (F) below (subject to clause (J) below).

(C) Subject to the proviso to subclause (A) above, any Borrower Party may from time to time solicit Discount Range Prepayment Offers by providing the Auction Agent with five (5) Business Days’ notice in the form of a Discount Range Prepayment Notice; provided that (I) any such solicitation shall be extended, at the sole discretion of such Borrower Party, to (x) each Lender and/or (y) each Lender with respect to any Class of Term Loans on an individual tranche basis, (II) any such notice shall specify the maximum aggregate principal amount of the relevant Loans (the “Discount Range Prepayment Amount”), the Class or Classes of Term Loans subject to such offer and the maximum and minimum percentage discounts to par (the “Discount Range”) of the principal amount of such Term Loans with respect to each relevant Class of Term Loans willing to be prepaid by such Borrower Party (it being understood that different Discount Ranges and/or Discount Range Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to different Classes of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as separate offer pursuant to the terms of this clause), (III) the Discount Range Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $1,000,000 and whole increments of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (IV) each such solicitation by such Borrower Party shall

 

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remain outstanding through the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date. The Auction Agent will promptly provide each Appropriate Lender with a copy of such Discount Range Prepayment Notice and a form of the Discount Range Prepayment Offer to be submitted by a responding Lender to the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by no later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day after the date of delivery of such notice to such Lenders (which date may be extended for a period not exceeding three (3) Business Days upon notice by the Borrower Party to, and with the consent of, the Auction Agent) (the “Discount Range Prepayment Response Date”). Each Lender’s Discount Range Prepayment Offer shall be irrevocable and shall specify a discount to par within the Discount Range (the “Submitted Discount”) at which such Lender is willing to allow prepayment of any or all of its then outstanding Term Loans of the applicable Class or Classes and the maximum aggregate principal amount and Classes of such Lender’s Term Loans (the “Submitted Amount”) such Lender is willing to have prepaid at the Submitted Discount. Any Lender whose Discount Range Prepayment Offer is not received by the Auction Agent by the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date shall be deemed to have declined to accept a Discounted Loan Prepayment of any of its Term Loans at any discount to their par value within the Discount Range.

(1) The Auction Agent shall review all Discount Range Prepayment Offers received on or before the applicable Discount Range Prepayment Response Date and shall determine (in consultation with such Borrower Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) the Applicable Discount and Term Loans to be prepaid at such Applicable Discount in accordance with this subclause (C). The relevant Borrower Party agrees to accept on the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date all Discount Range Prepayment Offers received by Auction Agent within the Discount Range by the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date, in the order from the Submitted Discount that is the largest discount to par to the Submitted Discount that is the smallest discount to par, up to and including the Submitted Discount that is the smallest discount to par within the Discount Range (such Submitted Discount that is the smallest discount to par within the Discount Range being referred to as the “Applicable Discount”) which yields a Discounted Loan Prepayment in an aggregate principal amount equal to the lower of (I) the Discount Range Prepayment Amount and (II) the sum of all Submitted Amounts. Each Lender that has submitted a Discount Range Prepayment Offer to accept prepayment at a discount to par that is larger than or equal to the Applicable Discount shall be deemed to have irrevocably consented to prepayment of Term Loans equal to its Submitted Amount (subject to any required proration pursuant to the following subclause (3)) at the Applicable Discount (each such Lender, a “Participating Lender”).

(2) If there is at least one Participating Lender, the relevant Borrower Party will prepay the respective outstanding Term Loans of each Participating Lender on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in the aggregate principal amount and of the Classes specified in such Lender’s Discount Range Prepayment Offer at the Applicable Discount; provided that if the Submitted Amount by all Participating Lenders offered at a discount to par greater than the Applicable Discount exceeds the Discount Range Prepayment Amount, prepayment of the principal amount of the relevant Term Loans for those Participating Lenders whose Submitted Discount is a discount to par greater than or equal to the Applicable Discount (the “Identified Participating Lenders”) shall be made pro rata among the Identified Participating Lenders in accordance with the Submitted Amount of each such Identified Participating Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with the Borrower Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) will calculate such proration (the “Discount Range Proration”). The Auction Agent

 

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shall promptly, and in any case within six (6) Business Days following the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date, notify (I) the relevant Borrower Party of the respective Lenders’ responses to such solicitation, the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Applicable Discount, and the aggregate principal amount of the Discounted Loan Prepayment and the Classes to be prepaid, (II) each Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Applicable Discount, and the aggregate principal amount and Classes of Term Loans to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date, (III) each Participating Lender of the aggregate principal amount and Classes of such Lender to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date, and (IV) if applicable, each Identified Participating Lender of the Discount Range Proration. Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to the relevant Borrower Party and Lenders shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error. The payment amount specified in such notice to the Borrower Party shall be due and payable by such Borrower Party on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with subclause (F) below (subject to subclause (J) below).

(D) Subject to the proviso to subclause (A) above, any Borrower Party may from time to time solicit Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers by providing the Auction Agent with five (5) Business Days’ notice in the form of a Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice; provided that (I) any such solicitation shall be extended, at the sole discretion of such Borrower Party, to (x) each Lender and/or (y) each Lender with respect to any Class of Term Loans on an individual tranche basis, (II) any such notice shall specify the maximum aggregate amount of the Term Loans (the “Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount”) and the Class or Classes of Term Loans the Borrowers are willing to prepay at a discount (it being understood that different Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to different Classes of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as separate offer pursuant to the terms of this clause), (III) the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $1,000,000 and whole increments of $1,000,000 in excess thereof and (IV) each such solicitation by such Borrower Party shall remain outstanding through the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date. The Auction Agent will promptly provide each Appropriate Lender with a copy of such Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice and a form of the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer to be submitted by a responding Lender to the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by no later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time on the third Business Day after the date of delivery of such notice to such Lenders (which date may be extended for a period not exceeding three (3) Business Days upon notice by the Borrower Party to, and with the consent of, the Auction Agent) (the “Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date”). Each Lender’s Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer shall (x) be irrevocable, (y) remain outstanding until the Acceptance Date, and (z) specify both a discount to par (for example, an offer of 99% of the outstanding principal amount would equate to a 1% discount to par) (the “Offered Discount”) at which such Lender is willing to allow prepayment of its then outstanding Term Loans and the maximum aggregate principal amount and Classes of such Term Loans (the “Offered Amount”) such Lender is willing to have prepaid at the Offered Discount. Any Lender whose Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer is not received by the Auction Agent by the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date shall be deemed to have declined prepayment of any of its Term Loans at any discount with respect to the applicable Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer.

(1) The Auction Agent shall promptly provide the relevant Borrower Party with a copy of all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received on or before the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date. Such Borrower Party shall review all such Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers and select the smallest of the Offered Discounts specified by the relevant responding

 

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Lenders in the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers that is acceptable to the Borrower Party in its sole discretion (the “Acceptable Discount”), if any. If the Borrower Party elects in its sole discretion to accept any Offered Discount as the Acceptable Discount, then as soon as practicable after the determination of the Acceptable Discount, but in no event later than by the third Business Day after the date of receipt by the Borrower Party from the Auction Agent of a copy of all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers pursuant to the first sentence of this clause (2) (the “Acceptance Date”), such Borrower Party shall submit an Acceptance and Prepayment Notice to the Auction Agent setting forth the Acceptable Discount. If the Auction Agent shall fail to receive an Acceptance and Prepayment Notice from such Borrower Party by the Acceptance Date, such Borrower Party shall be deemed to have rejected all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers.

(2) Based upon the Acceptable Discount and the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received by Auction Agent by the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date, within four (4) Business Days after receipt of an Acceptance and Prepayment Notice (the “Discounted Prepayment Determination Date”), the Auction Agent will determine (in consultation with such Borrower Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) the aggregate principal amount and the Classes of Term Loans (the “Acceptable Prepayment Amount”) to be prepaid by the relevant Borrower Party at the Acceptable Discount in accordance with this Section 2.05(a)(v)(D). If the Borrower Party elects to accept any Acceptable Discount, then the Borrower Party agrees to accept all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received by Auction Agent by the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date, in the order from largest Offered Discount to smallest Offered Discount, up to and including the Acceptable Discount. Each Lender that has submitted a Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer with an Offered Discount that is greater than or equal to the Acceptable Discount shall be deemed to have irrevocably consented to prepayment of Term Loans equal to its Offered Amount (subject to any required pro-rata reduction pursuant to the following sentence) at the Acceptable Discount (each such Lender, a “Qualifying Lender”). The Borrower Party will prepay outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this subclause (D) to each Qualifying Lender in the aggregate principal amount and of the Classes specified in such Lender’s Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer at the Acceptable Discount; provided that if the aggregate Offered Amount by all Qualifying Lenders whose Offered Discount is greater than or equal to the Acceptable Discount exceeds the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount, prepayment of the principal amount of the Term Loans for those Qualifying Lenders whose Offered Discount is greater than or equal to the Acceptable Discount (the “Identified Qualifying Lenders”) shall be made pro rata among the Identified Qualifying Lenders in accordance with the Offered Amount of each such Identified Qualifying Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with such Borrower Party and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) will calculate such proration (the “Solicited Discount Proration”). On or prior to the Discounted Prepayment Determination Date, the Auction Agent shall promptly notify (I) the relevant Borrower Party of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date and Acceptable Prepayment Amount comprising the Discounted Loan Prepayment and the Classes to be prepaid, (II) each Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Acceptable Discount, and the Acceptable Prepayment Amount of all Term Loans and the Classes to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date, (III) each Qualifying Lender of the aggregate principal amount and the Classes of such Lender to be prepaid at the Acceptable Discount on such date, and (IV) if applicable, each Identified Qualifying Lender of the Solicited Discount Proration.

 

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Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to such Borrower Party and Lenders shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error. The payment amount specified in such notice to such Borrower Party shall be due and payable by such Borrower Party on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with subclause (F) below (subject to subclause (J) below).

(E) In connection with any Discounted Loan Prepayment, the Borrowers and the Lenders acknowledge and agree that the Auction Agent may require as a condition to any Discounted Loan Prepayment the payment of customary, reasonable and documented fees and out-of-pocket expenses from a Borrower Party in connection therewith.

(F) If any Term Loan is prepaid in accordance with clauses (B) through (D) above, a Borrower Party shall prepay such Term Loans on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date without premium or penalty; provided that in no event shall the Revolving Credit Facility be utilized to fund any Discounted Loan Prepayment. The relevant Borrower Party shall make such prepayment to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders, Participating Lenders, or Qualifying Lenders, as applicable, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in immediately available funds not later than 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date and all such prepayments shall be applied to the remaining principal installments of the relevant Class of Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.07(a) in an amount equal to the principal amount of the applicable Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.05(a)(iv); provided that to the extent prepayments are applied to scheduled installments of principal other than in direct order of maturity, the applicable Borrower Party shall so specify in the applicable offer. The Term Loans so prepaid shall be accompanied by all accrued and unpaid interest on the par principal amount so prepaid up to, but not including, the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date. Each prepayment of the outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(a)(v) shall be paid to the Discount Prepayment Accepting Lenders, Participating Lenders, or Qualifying Lenders, as applicable, and shall be applied to the relevant Term Loans of such Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement. The aggregate principal amount of the Classes and installments of the relevant Loans outstanding shall be deemed reduced by the full par value of the aggregate principal amount of the Classes of Term Loans prepaid on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in any Discounted Loan Prepayment. In connection with each prepayment pursuant to this Section 2.05(a)(v), the relevant Borrower Party shall either (I) make a representation to the Lenders that it does not possess material non-public information with respect to the Borrowers and the other Subsidiaries or the securities of any of them that has not been disclosed to the Lenders generally (other than Lenders who elect not to receive such information) or (II) disclose that it cannot make such representation, in which case, each assigning Lender shall be deemed to acknowledge and agree that in connection with such assignment, (1) Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Subsidiaries then may have, and later may come into possession of, material non-public information, (2) such Lender has independently and, without reliance on Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, the applicable Borrower Party), the Administrative Agent or any other Agent-Related Persons, made its own analysis and determination to participate in such assignment notwithstanding such Lender’s lack of knowledge of the material non-public information, (3) none of Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Subsidiaries shall be required to make any representation that it is not in possession of material non-public information, (4) none of Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, the applicable Borrower Party), the Administrative Agent or any other Agent-Related Persons shall have any liability to such Lender, and such Lender hereby waives and releases, to the extent permitted by law, any claims such Lender may have against Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, the applicable Borrower Party), the Administrative Agent and any other Agent-Related Persons, under applicable Laws or otherwise, with respect to the nondisclosure of the material non-public information and (5) that the material non-public information may not be available to the Administrative Agent or the other Lenders.

 

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(G) To the extent not expressly provided for herein, each Discounted Loan Prepayment shall be consummated pursuant to procedures consistent with the provisions in this Section 2.05(a)(v), established by the Auction Agent acting in its reasonable discretion and as reasonably agreed by the applicable Borrower Party.

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

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

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

(b) Mandatory.

(i) Within fifteen (15) Business Days after the date financial statements are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a), the Borrowers shall, subject to clause (b)(vi) of this Section 2.05, prepay an aggregate principal amount of Term Loans in an amount (the “ECF Payment Amount”) equal to (A) 50.0% (such percentage as it may be reduced as described below, the “ECF Percentage”) of Excess Cash Flow, if any, for the fiscal year covered by such financial statements (commencing with the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2022) minus (B) the sum of (x) all voluntary prepayments of Term Loans, Refinancing Equivalent Debt and Incremental Equivalent Debt during such fiscal year (to the extent not deducted pursuant to this clause (B) in respect of the prior year) or after such fiscal year end and prior to the time the payment pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) is due (including the amount of any voluntary prepayments or cancellation of Term Loans, Refinancing Equivalent Debt and Incremental Equivalent Debt made at a discount to par (in an amount equal to the discounted amount actually paid in respect of the principal amount of such Indebtedness)) and (y) all voluntary prepayments of Revolving Credit Loans or other revolving credit facilities during such fiscal year (to the extent not deducted pursuant this clause (B) in respect of the prior year) or after such fiscal year end and prior to the time the payment pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) is due, in each case to the extent the Revolving Credit Commitments or any other revolving credit facility commitments are permanently reduced by the amount of such payments, and in the case of each of the immediately preceding clauses (x) and (y), to the extent such prepayments are not financed with the proceeds

 

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of incurrences of long-term Indebtedness (other than Revolving Credit Borrowings); provided that (x) the ECF Percentage shall be 25% if the Total Net Leverage Ratio for the fiscal year covered by such financial statements was less than or equal to 2.25:1.00 and (y) the ECF Percentage shall be 0% if the Total Net Leverage Ratio for the fiscal year covered by such financial statements was less than or equal to 1.25:1.00.

(ii) (A) If (x) Holdings or any Restricted Subsidiary Disposes of any property or assets pursuant to Section 7.05(f) or (j) (or in a Disposition not permitted by this Agreement) or (y) any Casualty Event occurs, which results in the realization or receipt by Holdings or such Restricted Subsidiary of Net Cash Proceeds, the Borrowers shall prepay on or prior to the date which is ten (10) Business Days after the date of the realization or receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds, subject to clause (b)(vi) of this Section 2.05, an aggregate principal amount of Term Loans equal to 100% of all Net Cash Proceeds realized or received; provided that if at the time that any such prepayment would be required, any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary is required to repay, redeem or repurchase or offer to repay, redeem or repurchase Indebtedness that is secured on a pari passu basis (but without regard to control of remedies) with the Obligations pursuant to the terms of the documentation governing or evidencing such Indebtedness with the net proceeds of such Disposition or Casualty Event (such Indebtedness required to be repaid, redeemed or repurchased or offered to be so repurchased, “Other Applicable Indebtedness”), then such Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary may apply such Net Cash Proceeds on a pro rata basis (determined on the basis of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Term Loans and Other Applicable Indebtedness at such time; provided that the portion of such Net Cash Proceeds allocated to the Other Applicable Indebtedness shall not exceed the amount of such Net Cash Proceeds required to be allocated to the Other Applicable Indebtedness pursuant to the terms thereof, and the remaining amount, if any, of such Net Cash Proceeds shall be allocated to the Term Loans in accordance with the terms hereof) to the prepayment of the Term Loans and to the repurchase, redemption or prepayment of Other Applicable Indebtedness, and the amount of prepayment of the Term Loans that would have otherwise been required pursuant to this Section 2.05(b)(ii)(A) shall be reduced accordingly; provided, further, that to the extent the holders of Other Applicable Indebtedness decline to have such indebtedness repurchased, redeemed or prepaid, the declined amount shall promptly (and in any event within ten (10) Business Days after the date of such rejection) be applied to prepay the Term Loans in accordance with the terms hereof; provided, further, that no prepayment shall be required pursuant to this Section 2.05(b)(ii)(A) with respect to such portion of such Net Cash Proceeds that the Borrowers shall have, on or prior to the applicable date that prepayment of Term Loans would have otherwise been required pursuant to this Section 2.05(b)(ii)(A), given written notice to the Administrative Agent of its intent to reinvest in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(ii)(B).

(B) With respect to any Net Cash Proceeds realized or received with respect to any Disposition (other than any Disposition specifically excluded from the application of Section 2.05(b)(ii)(A)) or any Casualty Event, at the option of the Lead Borrower, the Borrowers may reinvest all or any portion of such Net Cash Proceeds in assets useful for its or any Restricted Subsidiary’s business (x) within twelve (12) months following receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds or (y) if Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary enters into a legally binding commitment to reinvest such Net Cash Proceeds within twelve (12) months following receipt thereof, within one hundred and eighty (180) days after such twelve (12) month-period; provided, that if any Net Cash Proceeds are no longer intended to be or cannot be so reinvested at any time after delivery of a notice of reinvestment election, and subject to clauses (iv) and (vi) of this Section 2.05(b), an amount equal to any such Net Cash Proceeds shall be applied within five (5) Business Days after the Lead Borrower reasonably determines that such Net Cash Proceeds are no longer intended to be or cannot be so reinvested to the prepayment of the Term Loans as set forth in this Section 2.05(b)(ii).

(iii) (A) If any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary incurs or issues any Indebtedness not expressly permitted to be incurred or issued pursuant to Section 7.03, the Borrowers shall prepay an aggregate principal amount of Term Loans equal to 100% of all Net Cash Proceeds received therefrom on or prior to the date which is five (5) Business Days after the receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds and (B) if any Borrower incurs or issues any Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans, Refinancing Equivalent Debt or Replacement Term Loans to refinance all or a portion of any Class (or Classes) of Loans resulting in Net Cash Proceeds (as opposed to such Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans, Refinancing Equivalent Debt or Replacement Term Loans arising out of an exchange or conversion of existing Term Loans or Revolving Credit Loans for or into such Refinancing Term

 

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Loans, Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans, Refinancing Equivalent Debt or Replacement Term Loans), the Borrowers shall cause to be prepaid an aggregate principal amount of such Class (or Classes) of Loans in an amount equal to 100% of the Net Cash Proceeds received therefrom on or prior to the date which is five (5) Business Days after the receipt by the Borrowers of such Net Cash Proceeds.

(iv) Except as may otherwise be set forth in any Refinancing Amendment, any Extension Amendment, any Incremental Amendment or any amendment in respect of Replacement Term Loans, (A) each prepayment of Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) shall be applied ratably to each Class of Term Loans (provided that (i) any prepayment of Term Loans with the Net Cash Proceeds of, or in exchange for or conversion into, Refinancing Term Loans, Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans, Refinancing Equivalent Debt or Replacement Term Loans shall be applied solely to each applicable Class or Classes of Term Loans being refinanced as selected by the Lead Borrower, and (ii) any Class of Extended Term Loans, Refinancing Term Loans, New Term Loans and Replacement Term Loans may specify that one or more other Classes of Term Loans may be prepaid prior to such Class of Extended Term Loans, Refinancing Term Loans, New Term Loans or Replacement Term Loans), (B) with respect to each Class of Term Loans, each prepayment pursuant to clauses (i) through (iii) of this Section 2.05(b) shall be applied first, to accrued interest and fees due on the amount of such prepayment of such Class of Term Loans, second, to the next eight (8) scheduled installments of principal of such Class of Term Loans in direct order of maturity and third to the remaining scheduled installments of principal (including the final payment thereof due on the applicable maturity date) of such Class of Term Loans on a pro rata basis; and (C) each such prepayment shall be paid to the Appropriate Lenders in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares of such prepayment, subject to clauses (vi) and (vii) of this Section 2.05(b).

(v) If for any reason the aggregate Revolving Credit Exposures of any Facility at any time exceeds the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect for such Facility (including as a result of the termination of any Revolving Credit Commitments on the applicable Maturity Date thereof), the Borrowers shall promptly prepay or cause to be promptly prepaid Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations with respect to such Facility in an aggregate amount equal to such excess; provided that the Borrowers shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations of such Facility pursuant to this Section 2.05(b)(iii) unless after the prepayment in full of the Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans for such Facility, such aggregate Outstanding Amount exceeds the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments for such Facility then in effect. After the date of any Extension Amendment (and for so long as the Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and Extended Revolving Credit Commitments resulting from such Extension Amendment (or any Revolving Credit Exposure thereunder) remain outstanding), if for any reason, at any time during the five (5) Business Day period immediately preceding the applicable Maturity Date for any Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, (x) the Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lenders with such Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments’ Allocable Revolving Share of the Revolving Credit Exposure attributable to L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans exceeds (y) the amount of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments minus the Extending Revolving Credit Lenders’ Allocable Revolving Share of the total Revolving Credit Exposure at such time, then the Borrowers shall promptly prepay or cause to be promptly prepaid Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in an aggregate amount necessary to eliminate such excess; provided further that the Borrowers shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations pursuant to this sentence unless after the prepayment in full of the Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans such excess has not been eliminated. Further, if for any reason, at any time during the five (5) Business Day period immediately preceding the applicable Maturity Date for any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments where there exist one or more other Classes of Revolving Credit Commitments with a later Maturity Date or Maturity Dates, and if at such time there are outstanding Letters of Credit under such respective Class or Classes, then the Borrowers shall prepay (in accordance with this Section 2.05) outstanding Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations as is needed so that, after giving effect thereto, the Revolving Credit Exposure of the Revolving Credit Lenders with such later Maturity Dates will not, after giving effect to the reallocations which will be required pursuant to Section 2.06(d), exceed the amount of their respective Revolving Credit Commitments as in effect on (and after giving effect to) the Maturity Date of such sooner maturing Revolving Credit Commitments.

 

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(vi) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Section 2.05(b), (A) to the extent that any or all of the Net Cash Proceeds of any Disposition by a Foreign Subsidiary giving rise to a prepayment event pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(ii) (a “Foreign Disposition”), the Net Cash Proceeds of any Casualty Event from a Foreign Subsidiary (a “Foreign Casualty Event”) or Excess Cash Flow attributable to Subsidiaries (other than with respect to any Australian Subsidiary) would be prohibited or delayed by (I) applicable local Law or (II) the constituent documents of any Foreign Subsidiary and other material agreements, in any case, from being repatriated to the Borrowers (if repatriation were attempted), an amount equal to the portion of such Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow so affected will not be required to be applied to repay Term Loans at the times provided in this Section 2.05(b) for so long as (x) the applicable local Law would not permit repatriation to Holdings or the Borrowers (the Lead Borrower hereby agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to cause the applicable Subsidiary to promptly take all actions reasonably required by the applicable local law to permit such repatriation) or (y) the constituent documents of the applicable Subsidiary (including as a result of minority ownership) or other material agreements will not permit repatriation to Holdings or the Borrowers (and so long as any such prohibition on upstreaming proceeds is not entered into by any Borrower or any Subsidiary principally for the purpose of taking advantage of the foregoing restriction), and once such repatriation of any of such affected Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow would be permitted under the applicable local Law or applicable constituent documents or other material agreements, an amount equal to such Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow will be promptly (and in any event not later than two (2) Business Days after such repatriation would be permitted) applied (net of additional taxes payable or reserved against as a result thereof) to the repayment of the Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.05(b) to the extent provided herein and (B) to the extent that the Lead Borrower has determined in good faith that repatriation of any or all of the Net Cash Proceeds of any Foreign Disposition, any Foreign Casualty Event or Excess Cash Flow attributable to Foreign Subsidiaries would have an adverse tax consequence if repatriation were attempted (other than a de minimis amount) (including as a result of the operation of Section 956 of the Code and taking into account any foreign tax credit or benefit actually realized in connection with such repatriation) for Holdings and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole (as determined in good faith by the Lead Borrower and in consultation with the Administrative Agent), with respect to such Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow, an amount equal to the Net Cash Proceeds or Excess Cash Flow so affected will not be required to be applied to repay Term Loans at the times provided in this Section 2.05(b) until such time as it would be permitted to repatriate such amount without incurring such adverse tax consequences (at which time the Borrowers shall make a payment to repay the Term Loans to the extent provided herein). For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Section 2.05(b) shall require the repatriation of Excess Cash Flow or Net Proceeds from a Foreign Subsidiary to Holdings or the Borrowers.

(vii) The Lead Borrower shall give notice to the Administrative Agent of any mandatory prepayment of the Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.05(b)(i), (ii) or (iii), at least three (3) Business Days prior to the date on which such payment is due; provided that the Lead Borrower may rescind, or extend the date for prepayment specified in, any notice of prepayment under Section 2.05(b)(iii) if such prepayment would have resulted from a refinancing of all or any portion of any Facility or Facilities, which refinancing shall not be consummated or shall otherwise be delayed. Such notice shall specify the date of such prepayment and provide a reasonably detailed calculation of the amount of such prepayment. Upon receipt by the Administrative Agent of such notice, the Administrative Agent shall immediately give notice to each Appropriate Lender of the contents of the Lead Borrower’s prepayment notice and of such Appropriate Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the prepayment. Each Appropriate Lender may elect (in its sole discretion) to decline all (but not less than all) of its Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the prepayment (such amounts so declined, the “Declined Amounts”) of any mandatory prepayment (other than any mandatory prepayment made under Section 2.05(b)(iii)(B)) by giving notice of such election in writing (each, a “Rejection Notice”) to the Administrative Agent by 12:00 p.m. (New York City time), on the date that is one (1) Business Day after the date of such Lender’s receipt of notice from the Administrative Agent regarding such prepayment. Each Rejection Notice from a given Lender shall specify the principal amount of the mandatory repayment of Term Loans to be rejected by such Lender. If a Lender fails to deliver a Rejection Notice to the Administrative Agent within the time frame specified above, or such Rejection Notice fails to specify the principal amount of the Term Loans to be rejected, any such failure will be deemed to constitute an acceptance of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the total amount of such mandatory prepayment of Term Loans. Upon receipt by the

 

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Administrative Agent of such Rejection Notice, the Administrative Agent shall immediately notify the Lead Borrower of such election. Any Declined Amount by any Lender shall be retained by the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries and/or applied by any Borrower or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries in any manner not inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement (such Declined Amounts retained and/or applied by the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries, the “Borrower Retained Prepayment Amounts”).

(c) Interest, Funding Losses, Etc. All prepayments under this Section 2.05 shall be accompanied by all accrued interest thereon, together with, in the case of any such prepayment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan on a date prior to the last day of an Interest Period therefor, any amounts owing in respect of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan pursuant to Section 3.05.

Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this Section 2.05, so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, if any prepayment of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans is required to be made under this Section 2.05 prior to the last day of the Interest Period therefor, in lieu of making any payment pursuant to this Section 2.05 in respect of any such Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan prior to the last day of the Interest Period therefor, the Borrowers may, in their sole discretion, deposit an amount sufficient to make any such prepayment otherwise required to be made hereunder together with accrued interest to the last day of such Interest Period into a Cash Collateral Account until the last day of such Interest Period, at which time the Administrative Agent shall be authorized (without any further action by or notice to or from any Borrower or any other Loan Party) to apply such amount to the prepayment of such Loans in accordance with this Section 2.05. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, the Administrative Agent shall also be authorized (without any further action by or notice to or from any Borrower or any other Loan Party) to immediately apply such amount to the prepayment of the outstanding Loans in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Section 2.05.

Section 2.06 Termination or Reduction of Commitments.

(a) Optional. The Borrowers may, upon written notice to the Administrative Agent, terminate the unused Commitments of any Class, or from time to time permanently reduce the unused Commitments of any Class, in each case without premium or penalty; provided that (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent one (1) Business Day prior to the date of termination or reduction (or, in any case, such shorter period of time as agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion), (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $100,000 or any whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof or, if less, the entire amount thereof and (iii) if, after giving effect to any reduction of the Commitments, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit exceeds the Revolving Credit Commitments, then in any such case the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swing Line Sublimit shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Lead Borrower may rescind or postpone any notice of termination of the Commitments if such termination would have resulted from a refinancing of all or any portion of any Facility or Facilities, which refinancing shall not be consummated or otherwise shall be delayed.

(b) Mandatory. The Initial Term Commitment of each Term Lender shall be automatically and permanently reduced to $0 upon the making of such Term Lender’s Initial Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.01. The Revolving Credit Commitments shall terminate on the applicable Maturity Date for each such Facility.

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

 

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(d) Termination of Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments. After the date of an Extension Amendment (and for so long as the Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and Extended Revolving Credit Commitments resulting from such Extension Amendment (or any Revolving Credit Exposure thereunder) remain outstanding), on the Maturity Date of any Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments resulting from such Extension Amendment, such Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments will terminate and the Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lenders with respect thereto will have no further obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans or Swing Line Loans or to fund L/C Advances pursuant to Section 2.03(c); provided that the foregoing will not release any such Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lender from any such obligation to fund Revolving Credit Loans, Swing Line Loans or L/C Advances that were required to be performed on or prior to the Maturity Date of such Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments. On the Maturity Date with respect to such Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, all Swing Line Loans and L/C Advances shall be deemed to be outstanding with respect to (and reallocated under) the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and the Pro Rata Shares or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the Revolving Credit Lenders shall be determined after giving effect to the termination of such Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (in each case, subject to Section 2.05(b)(v)). On and after the Maturity Date of such Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, the Extending Revolving Credit Lenders of the applicable Class of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments will be required, in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement, to fund their participation in Swing Line Loans pursuant to Section 2.04(c) and fund L/C Advances pursuant to Section 2.03(c) in respect of Unreimbursed Amounts, in each case, arising on or after such date, regardless of whether any Default existed on the Maturity Date with respect to such Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments; provided that the Revolving Credit Exposure of each Extending Revolving Credit Lender does not exceed such Extending Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment.

(e) Termination of Revolving Credit Commitments. On the Maturity Date of any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments, such Revolving Credit Commitments will terminate and the respective Lenders who held such terminated Revolving Credit Commitments will have no obligation to make, or participate in, extensions of credit (whether the making of Revolving Credit Loans or Swing Line Loans or the issuance of Letters of Credit) made pursuant to such Revolving Credit Commitments after such Maturity Date; provided that, except as expressly provided in the immediately succeeding sentence, (x) the foregoing shall not release any Revolving Credit Lender from liability it may have for its failure to fund Revolving Credit Loans, Swing Line Loans or L/C Advances that were required to be performed by it on or prior to such Maturity Date and (y) the foregoing will not release any Revolving Credit Lender from any obligation to fund its portion of L/C Advances with respect to Letters of Credit or of the risk participation in any Swing Line Loans with respect to Swing Line Loans, issued or made, respectively, prior to such Maturity Date. If on the Maturity Date applicable to any Revolving Credit Commitments there exist additional Revolving Credit Commitments, which have a later Maturity Date or later Maturity Dates, then all Swing Line Loans, L/C Advances and participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans shall be deemed outstanding with respect to (and reallocated under) such additional Revolving Credit Commitments and the Pro Rata Shares of the Revolving Credit Lenders shall be determined to give effect to the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments with respect to which the Maturity Date has occurred in each case so long as, after giving effect to such reallocation, no Revolving Credit Lender shall have a Revolving Credit Exposure which exceeds such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments which have not matured prior to such date.

Section 2.07 Repayment of Loans.

(a) Term Loans. The Borrowers shall repay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of the Appropriate Lenders (i) on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the last Business Day of December, 2021, an aggregate amount equal to (A) with respect to each such payment date occurring on or prior to the last business day of December, 2023, 1.25% of the aggregate principal Dollar Amount of all Initial Term Loans outstanding on the Closing Date, (B) with respect to each such payment date occurring on or prior to the last business day of December, 2025, 1.875% of the aggregate principal Dollar Amount of all Initial Term Loans outstanding on the Closing Date and (C) with respect to each such payment date occurring thereafter, 2.50% of the aggregate principal Dollar Amount of all Initial Term Loans outstanding on the Closing Date (in each case as such repayment amount shall be reduced as a result of the application of prepayments in accordance with the order of priority determined under Section 2.05); provided that at the time of any effectiveness of any Extension Amendment with respect to the Initial Term Loans, the scheduled amortization with respect to the Initial Term Loans set forth above shall be reduced ratably to reflect the percentage of Initial Term Loans converted to Extended Term Loans pursuant to such Extension Amendment (but will not affect the amount of amortization received by a given Lender with outstanding Initial Term Loans), (ii) the amortization for any new Class of Term Loans established pursuant to an Incremental Amendment, a Refinancing Amendment, an Extension Amendment or an

 

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amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans (if any) as shall be agreed in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof and specified in such Incremental Amendment, Refinancing Amendment, Extension Amendment or amendment to this Agreement in respect of Replacement Term Loans, as applicable, and (iii) on the Maturity Date for each Class of Term Loans, the aggregate principal amount of all such Term Loans outstanding on such date; provided that the repayments under this clause may be adjusted to account for the addition of any New Term Loans, including any increase to payments to the extent, and as required pursuant to, the terms of any applicable Incremental Amendment involving a Term Loan Increase to any Class of Term Loans.

(b) Revolving Credit Loans. The Borrowers shall repay to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of the Appropriate Lenders (i) on the applicable Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facilities of a given Class the aggregate principal amount of all of the Revolving Credit Loans of such Class outstanding on such date, (ii) after the date of an Extension Amendment, on the Maturity Date with respect to any Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Class, the aggregate principal amount of all related Non-Extended Revolving Credit Loans of such Class outstanding on such date and (iii) after the date of an Extension Amendment, on the Maturity Date with respect to the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Class, the aggregate principal amount of all related Extended Revolving Credit Loans of such Class outstanding on such date.

(c) Swing Line Loans. The Borrowers shall repay their Swing Line Loans on the earlier to occur of (i) the date five (5) Business Days after such Swing Line Loan is made and (ii) the Maturity Date for the Revolving Credit Facility.

Section 2.08 Interest. (a) Subject to the provisions of Section 2.08(b), (i) each Eurocurrency Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate, (ii) each BBSY Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period at a rate per annum equal to the BBSY Bid for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate, (iii) each Base Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable Borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate and (iv) each Swing Line Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable Borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate for Revolving Credit Loans.

(b) The Borrowers shall pay interest on past due amounts hereunder owing at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws (provided, for the avoidance of doubt, that no interest at the Default Rate shall accrue or be payable to a Defaulting Lender so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender). Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.

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

(d) All computations of interest hereunder shall be made in accordance with Section 2.10.

Section 2.09 Fees.

(a) Commitment Fee. With respect to each Class of Revolving Credit Commitments, the Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent (i) for any period prior to the date on which an Extension Amendment becomes effective, for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender under each Class of Revolving Credit Commitments then in effect in accordance with its Pro Rata Share, a commitment fee equal to clause (c) of the Applicable Rate with respect to commitment fees then in effect for each such Class of Revolving Credit Commitments times the actual daily amount by which the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments for each such Class exceeds the sum of (A) the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans (for the avoidance of doubt, excluding any Swing Line Loans) under each such Class and (B) the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations for each such Class and (ii) for any period after the date on which an Extension Amendment becomes effective (and for so long as the Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and Extended Revolving Credit Commitments resulting from such

 

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Extension Amendment (or any Revolving Credit Exposure thereunder) remain outstanding), for the account of each Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lender and each Extending Revolving Credit Lender under each Class of Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and Extended Revolving Credit Commitments resulting from such Extension Amendment in accordance with its Other Allocable Share of such Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments and such Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, respectively, a commitment fee equal to the Applicable Rate with respect to commitment fees in respect of such Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments or the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as the case may be, times the Allocable Revolving Share of the Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lenders or the Extending Revolving Credit Lenders, as the case may be, of the actual daily amount by which the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments for each such Class exceed the sum of (A) the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Credit Loans (for the avoidance of doubt, excluding any Swing Line Loans) under each such Class and (B) the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations under each such Class; provided that any commitment fee accrued with respect to any of the Revolving Credit Commitments of a Defaulting Lender during the period prior to the time such Lender became a Defaulting Lender and unpaid at such time shall not be payable by the Borrowers so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender except to the extent that such commitment fee shall otherwise have been due and payable by the Borrowers prior to such time; and provided further that no commitment fee shall accrue on any of the Revolving Credit Commitments under any Facility of a Defaulting Lender so long as such Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender. The commitment fees for the Revolving Credit Facility shall accrue at all times from the date hereof (or from the date on which Revolving Credit Commitments for the applicable Facility come into effect in accordance with the terms hereof) until the Original Revolving Credit Maturity Date or the applicable Maturity Date for such Facility, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article IV is not met, and shall be due and payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the last Business Day of December, 2021, and on the applicable Maturity Date for such Facility (and on the Maturity Date for any Non-Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (with respect to commitment fees accrued for the accounts of Non-Extending Revolving Credit Lenders) and the Maturity Date for Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (with respect to commitment fees accrued for the accounts of Extending Revolving Credit Lenders) for any such Facility in respect of which an Extension Amendment has been effected). The commitment fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears, and if there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the actual daily amount shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.

(b) Other Fees. The Borrowers shall pay to the Agents and the Lead Arrangers such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing (including pursuant to the Fee Letter) in the amounts and at the times so specified. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever (except as expressly agreed between the Lead Borrower and the applicable Agent or Lead Arranger, as the case may be).

Section 2.10 Computation of Interest and Fees. All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans and BBSY Rate Loans shall be made on the basis of a year of three hundred and sixty-five (365) days or three hundred and sixty-six (366) days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed. All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a three hundred and sixty (360) day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365-day year). Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid; provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 2.12(a), bear interest for one day. In computing interest on any Loan, the day such Loan is made or converted to a Loan of a different Type shall be included for purposes of calculating interest on a Loan of such different Type and the date such Loan is subsequently repaid or converted to a Loan of a different Type, as the case may be, shall be excluded. Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

Section 2.11 Evidence of Indebtedness. (a) Subject to Section 10.07(c), the Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender and evidenced by one or more entries in the Register maintained by the Administrative Agent, acting solely for purposes of Treasury Regulation Section 5f.103-1(c), as a non-fiduciary agent for the Borrowers. The accounts or records maintained by the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall be prima facie evidence absent manifest error of the amount of the Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrowers and the interest and payments thereon. Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrowers hereunder

 

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to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations. In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error. Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note or Notes payable to such Lender, which shall, subject to Section 10.07(c), evidence such Lender’s Loans of the applicable Class or Classes in addition to such accounts or records. Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.

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

(c) Entries made in good faith by the Administrative Agent in the Register pursuant to Sections 2.11(a) and (b), and by each Lender in its account or accounts pursuant to Sections 2.11(a) and (b), shall be prima facie evidence of the amount of principal and interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrowers to, in the case of the Register, each Lender and, in the case of such account or accounts, such Lender, under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, absent manifest error; provided that the failure of the Administrative Agent or such Lender to make an entry, or any finding that an entry is incorrect, in the Register or such account or accounts shall not limit or otherwise affect the obligations of the Borrowers under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

(d) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained above in this Section 2.11 or elsewhere in this Agreement, Notes shall only be delivered to Lenders which at any time specifically request the delivery of such Notes. No failure of any Lender to request, maintain, obtain or produce a Note evidencing its Loans to the Borrowers shall affect or in any manner impair the obligations of the Borrowers to pay the Loans (and all related Obligations) incurred by the Borrowers which would otherwise be evidenced thereby in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement, and shall not in any way affect the security or guaranties therefor provided pursuant to the various Loan Documents.

Section 2.12 Payments Generally. (a) All payments to be made by the Borrowers shall be made without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrowers hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the applicable Administrative Agent’s Office for payment in Dollars and in Same Day Funds not later than 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the date specified herein. The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Appropriate Lender its Pro Rata Share (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office. All payments received by the Administrative Agent after 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) shall be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue.

(b) If any payment to be made by the Borrowers shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be; provided that, if such extension would cause payment of interest on or principal of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans, as applicable, to be made in the next succeeding calendar month, such payment shall be made on the immediately preceding Business Day.

(c) Unless any Borrower or any Lender has notified the Administrative Agent, prior to the date any payment is required to be made by it to the Administrative Agent hereunder, that such Borrower or such Lender, as the case may be, will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Borrower or such Lender, as the case may be, has timely made such payment and may (but shall not be so required to), in reliance thereon, make available a corresponding amount to the Person entitled thereto. If and to the extent that such payment was not in fact made to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds, then:

 

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(i) If any Borrower failed to make such payment, each Lender shall forthwith on demand repay to the Administrative Agent the portion of such assumed payment that was made available to such Lender in Same Day Funds, together with interest thereon in respect of each day from and including the date such amount was made available by the Administrative Agent to such Lender to the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent in Same Day Funds (x) for payments in Dollars, at the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect and (y) for payments in Australian Dollars, the rate notified by the Administrative Agent to be that which expresses as a percentage rate per annum, the cost to the Administrative Agent of funding the payment from whatever source it may reasonably select; and

(ii) If any Lender failed to make such payment, such Lender shall forthwith on demand pay to the Administrative Agent the amount thereof in Same Day Funds, together with interest thereon for the period from the date such amount was made available by the Administrative Agent to the Borrowers to the date such amount is recovered by the Administrative Agent (the “Compensation Period”) at a rate per annum equal to (x) for payments in Dollars, at the Federal Funds Rate from time to time in effect and (y) for payments in Australian Dollars, the rate notified by the Administrative Agent to be that which expresses as a percentage rate per annum, the cost to the Administrative Agent of funding the payment from whatever source it may reasonably select. When such Lender makes payment to the Administrative Agent (together with all accrued interest thereon), then such payment amount (excluding the amount of any interest which may have accrued and been paid in respect of such late payment) shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in the applicable Borrowing. If such Lender does not pay such amount forthwith upon the Administrative Agent’s demand therefor, the Administrative Agent may make a demand therefor upon the Borrowers, and the Borrowers shall pay such amount to the Administrative Agent, together with interest thereon for the Compensation Period at a rate per annum equal to the rate of interest applicable to the applicable Borrowing. Nothing herein shall be deemed to relieve any Lender from its obligation to fulfill its Commitment or to prejudice any rights which the Administrative Agent or the Borrowers may have against any Lender as a result of any default by such Lender hereunder.

A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or the Borrowers with respect to any amount owing under this Section 2.12(c) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.

(d) If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the Borrowers by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article IV are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.

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

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

(g) Whenever any payment received by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents is insufficient to pay in full all amounts due and payable to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under or in respect of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents on any date, such payment shall be distributed by the Administrative Agent and applied by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in the order of priority set forth in Section 8.03. If the Administrative Agent receives funds for application to the Obligations of the Loan Parties under or in respect of the Loan Documents under circumstances for which the Loan Documents do not specify the manner in which such funds are to be applied, the Administrative Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, elect to distribute such funds to each of the Lenders in accordance with such Lender’s Pro Rata Share or other applicable share provided for under this Agreement of the sum of (a) the Outstanding Amount of all Loans outstanding at such time and (b) the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations outstanding at such time, in repayment or prepayment of such of the outstanding Loans or other Obligations then owing to such Lender.

 

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(h) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Documents, proceeds that constitute assets of an Affected Subsidiary shall not be applied to any Obligations of a U.S. Person (such Obligations, “U.S. Obligations”) unless constituting a payment made by, and at the direction of, a Loan Party. Proceeds that constitute assets of an Affected Subsidiary which are not applied to the U.S. Obligations in accordance with the terms of the immediately preceding sentence shall instead be applied to any Obligations under this Agreement (or any other Loan Documents) of Loan Parties that are not U.S. Persons in the order of priority as otherwise determined pursuant to this Agreement (or any other Loan Documents, as applicable).

Section 2.13 Sharing of Payments, Etc. If, other than as expressly provided elsewhere herein, any Lender shall obtain on account of the Loans made by it, or the participations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans held by it, any payment (whether voluntary, involuntary, through the exercise of any right of setoff, or otherwise) in excess of its Pro Rata Share (or other share contemplated hereunder) thereof, such Lender shall immediately (a) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (b) purchase (for cash at face value) from the other Lenders such participations in the Loans made by them and/or such subparticipations in the participations in L/C Obligations or Swing Line Loans held by them as shall be necessary to cause such purchasing Lender to share the excess payment in respect of such Loans or such participations, as the case may be, with each of them in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Share; provided that if all or any portion of such excess payment is thereafter recovered from the purchasing Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 10.06 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the purchasing Lender in its discretion), such purchase shall to that extent be rescinded and each other Lender shall repay to the purchasing Lender the purchase price paid therefor, together with an amount equal to such paying Lender’s Pro Rata Share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such paying Lender’s required repayment to (ii) the total amount so recovered from the purchasing Lender) of any interest or other amount paid or payable by the purchasing Lender in respect of the total amount so recovered, without further interest thereon. The provisions of this clause shall not be construed to apply to (A) any payment made by the Borrowers pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement as in effect from time to time or (B) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans to any assignee or participant permitted hereunder. The Borrowers agree that any Lender so purchasing a participation from another Lender may, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws, exercise all its rights of payment (including the right of setoff, but subject to Section 10.09) with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were the direct creditor of the Borrowers in the amount of such participation. The Administrative Agent will keep records (which shall be conclusive and binding in the absence of manifest error) of participations purchased under this Section 2.13 and will in each case notify the Lenders following any such purchases or repayments. Each Lender that purchases a participation pursuant to this Section 2.13 shall from and after such purchase have the right to give all notices, requests, demands, directions and other communications under this Agreement with respect to the portion of the Obligations purchased to the same extent as though the purchasing Lender were the original owner of the Obligations purchased.

Section 2.14 Incremental Credit Extensions. (a) The Lead Borrower may at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date, by notice to the Administrative Agent (whereupon the Administrative Agent shall promptly deliver a copy to each of the Lenders), request (i) one or more additional tranches of term loans (the “New Term Loans”), which may be of the same Class as any existing Class of Term Loans (a “Term Loan Increase”) or a separate Class of Term Loans (collectively with any Term Loan Increase, the “New Term Commitments”) or (ii) one or more increases in the amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments (each such increase, a “Revolving Commitment Increase” or the “New Revolving Credit Commitments”); provided that (i) except as provided in the immediately following clause (ii), both immediately before and immediately after the effectiveness of any Incremental Amendment referred to below, (A) no Event of Default shall exist and (B) the conditions precedent in Section 4.02(a) shall be satisfied (for this purpose without regard to the exclusion of the applicability of this condition to Borrowings pursuant to Incremental Amendments by operation of the lead-in paragraph of Section 4.02) or (ii) with respect to any incurrence of Loans pursuant to an Incremental Amendment the purpose of which is to finance a Limited Condition Transaction (or if the Required Lenders otherwise consent), (I) no Event of Default shall exist, and the condition precedent in Section 4.02(a) shall be satisfied, in each case as of the date the definitive documentation for such transaction is executed, (II) no Event of Default under Section 8.01(a) or Section 8.01(f) shall have occurred and be continuing after giving effect thereto and (III) the Borrowers shall have satisfied such other conditions to funding as may be required by the applicable Lenders providing the Loans to be funded pursuant to such Incremental Amendment (which conditions described in this clause (III) may be waived or omitted in full or in part by the applicable lenders providing such Loans).

 

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Each tranche of New Term Loans shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $1,000,000 (provided that such amount may be less than $1,000,000 if such lesser amount is approved by the Administrative Agent or such amount represents all remaining availability under the limit set forth in the next sentence) and each New Revolving Credit Commitments shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $1,000,000 (provided that such amount may be less than $1,000,000 if such lesser amount is approved by the Administrative Agent or such amount represents all remaining availability under the limit set forth in the next sentence). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the aggregate principal amount of the New Term Loans at the time of incurrence or issuance thereof, when added to the aggregate principal amount of New Revolving Credit Commitments and any Incremental Equivalent Debt incurred or issued substantially simultaneously with the incurrence of such New Term Loans and/or New Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, shall not exceed the Available Incremental Amount at the time of incurrence or issuance thereof.

(b) The terms and provisions of New Term Commitments or New Revolving Credit Commitments, as the case may be (and the Loans in respect of the foregoing), of any Class shall be as agreed between the Lead Borrower and the lenders providing such New Term Commitments or New Revolving Credit Commitment; provided, that:

(i) [reserved],

(ii) New Term Loans shall not mature earlier than the Original Term Loan Maturity Date (prior to any extension thereto),

(iii) New Term Loans shall have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity of no less than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity as then in effect for the Initial Term Loans (prior to any extension thereto),

(iv) (x) the currency, discounts, premiums, fees, optional prepayment and redemptions terms and, subject to clauses (ii) and (iii) above, the maturity date and amortization schedule, in each case, applicable to any New Term Loans shall be determined by the Borrowers and the Lenders thereunder, and (y) the New Revolving Credit Commitments shall be on the same terms (excluding OID, upfront fees and arrangement, structuring or other fees payable in connection therewith) and pursuant to the same documentation applicable to the Revolving Credit Facility,

(v) the interest rate (including margin and floors) applicable to any New Term Loans will be determined by the Borrowers and the Lenders providing such New Term Loans; provided that if the All-In Yield applicable to any such New Term Loans exceeds the All-In Yield of the Initial Term Loans made on the Closing Date at such time by more than 50 basis points, then the interest rate margins for the Initial Term Loans shall be increased to the extent necessary so that the All-In Yield of the Initial Term Loans is equal to the All-In Yield of such New Term Loans minus 50 basis points; provided that any increase in All-In Yield to any Initial Term Loan due solely to the application or imposition of a Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor on any New Term Loan shall be effected, at the Lead Borrower’s option, (x) through an increase in (or implementation of, as applicable) any Eurocurrency Rate or Base Rate floor applicable to such Initial Term Loan, (y) through an increase in the Applicable Rate for such Initial Term Loan or (z) any combination of (x) and (y) above, and in each case, solely to the extent that the application or imposition of such floor would cause an increase in the interest rate then in effect under the Initial Term Loans,

(vi) the New Term Loans may provide for the ability to participate on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis) in any voluntary repayments or prepayments of principal of Term Loans hereunder and on a pro rata basis or less than a pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis except in the case of a prepayment of such New Term Loans under Section 2.05(b)(i)(B)) in any mandatory repayments or prepayments of principal of Term Loans hereunder,

 

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(vii) [Reserved],

(viii) [Reserved],

(ix) except as set forth above, terms of any such New Term Commitments (and the Loans in respect thereof) shall be no more favorable to the New Lenders than those applicable to the Term Loans (except for (1) covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date of the Term Loans, and (2) pricing, fees, rate floors, premiums, optional prepayment or redemption terms); provided that (A) except as provided in preceding clauses (i) through (vi), the terms and conditions applicable to such New Term Commitments, New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments and New Revolving Credit Loans may be different from those of the Term Loans and the Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, to the extent either (x) such differences are reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent or (y) reflect market terms and conditions at the time of incurrence or issuance thereof as determined by the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent (it being understood that those terms differing from those with respect to the Term Loans and the Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, that are applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date of the Term Loans and the Revolving Credit Loans, as applicable, are acceptable) and (B) in the case of a Term Loan Increase or a Revolving Commitment Increase, the terms, provisions and documentation of such Term Loan Increase or a Revolving Commitment Increase shall be identical (other than with respect to upfront fees and OID and arrangement, structuring, underwriting, ticking or similar fees payable in connection therewith) to the applicable Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments being increased, in each case, as existing on the respective Incremental Facility Closing Date.

(c) Each notice from the Lead Borrower pursuant to this Section shall set forth the requested amount and proposed terms of the relevant New Term Loans or New Revolving Credit Commitments and the date on which the Lead Borrower proposes that the same shall be effective (each, an “Incremental Amount Date”). New Term Loans may be made, and New Revolving Credit Commitments may be provided, by any existing Lender (but no existing Lender shall have any obligation to make a portion of any New Term Loan or to provide any portion of any New Revolving Credit Commitments) or by any Additional Lender; provided, that no Additional Lender that is an Affiliated Lender or an Affiliated Debt Fund, shall be permitted to make or provide (x) New Revolving Credit Commitments or (y) New Term Loans, unless the requirements of Section 10.07(h) and (i) (as applicable) shall be met, assuming that the making or provision of such New Term Loans is an assignment of such New Term Loans to such Person. Commitments in respect of New Term Loans and New Revolving Credit Commitments shall become Commitments (or in the case of a New Revolving Credit Commitments to be provided by an existing Revolving Credit Lender, an increase in such Lender’s applicable Revolving Credit Commitment) under this Agreement pursuant to an amendment (an “Incremental Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Lead Borrower, each existing Lender agreeing to provide such Commitment, if any, each Additional Lender agreeing to provide such Commitment, if any, and the Administrative Agent. The Incremental Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.14. The effectiveness of (and, in the case of any Incremental Amendment for New Term Loans or New Revolving Credit Commitments, any Credit Extension under) any Incremental Amendment shall be subject to the satisfaction on the date thereof (each, an “Incremental Facility Closing Date”) of each of the conditions as the Lead Borrower and the Lenders providing such Commitment shall agree, including, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, receipt by the Administrative Agent of (a) (i) customary officer’s certificates and board resolutions and (ii) customary opinions of counsel to the Loan Parties, in each case, consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date (other than changes to legal opinions resulting from a change in law, change in fact or change to counsel’s form of opinion reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) and (b) supplemental or reaffirmation agreements and/or such amendments to the Collateral Documents and/or the Guaranty as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent (including Mortgage amendments (if applicable)) in order to ensure that any New Term Commitment or New Revolving Credit Commitments (as applicable) are provided with the benefit of the applicable Loan Documents. The Borrowers shall use the proceeds (if any) of the New Term Loans, New Revolving Credit Commitments and Letters of Credit issued pursuant to any New Revolving Credit Commitments for any purpose not prohibited by this Agreement. No Lender shall be obligated to provide any New Term Loans or New Revolving Credit Commitments unless it so agrees.

 

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(d) Upon any Incremental Facility Closing Date on which New Revolving Credit Commitments are effected through the establishment of a new Class of Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.14, (i) if, on such date, there are any Revolving Credit Loans under any other Class of Revolving Credit Commitments then outstanding, such Revolving Credit Loans shall be prepaid from the proceeds of a new Borrowing of the New Revolving Credit Loans under such new Class of New Revolving Credit Commitments in such amounts as shall be necessary in order that, after giving effect to such Borrowing and all such related prepayments, all Revolving Credit Loans under all Revolving Credit Facilities then existing (including such New Revolving Credit Commitments) will be held by all Lenders under all such Revolving Credit Facilities (including New Revolving Credit Lenders) ratably in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares under all Revolving Credit Facilities (after giving effect to the establishment of such New Revolving Credit Commitments), (ii) in the case of any other Revolving Credit Commitment then existing, there shall be an automatic adjustment to the participations hereunder in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans held by each Lender under such Revolving Credit Facilities so that each such Lender shares ratably in such participations in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares under all Revolving Credit Commitments (after giving effect to the establishment of such New Revolving Credit Commitments), (iii) each New Revolving Credit Commitment shall be deemed for all purposes a Revolving Credit Commitment and each Loan made thereunder shall be deemed, for all purposes, a Revolving Credit Loan and (iv) each New Revolving Credit Lender shall become a Lender with respect to the New Revolving Credit Commitments and all matters relating thereto. Upon any Incremental Facility Closing Date on which New Revolving Credit Commitments are effected through a Revolving Commitment Increase, if, on the date of such increase, there are any Revolving Credit Loans outstanding under the applicable Class, each of the Revolving Credit Lenders under such Class shall assign to each of the New Revolving Credit Lenders, and each of the New Revolving Credit Lenders shall purchase from each of the Revolving Credit Lenders under such Class, at par, such interests in the Revolving Credit Loans outstanding under such Class on such Incremental Facility Closing Date as shall be necessary in order that, after giving effect to all such assignments and purchases, such Revolving Credit Loans under such Class will be held by existing Revolving Credit Lenders under such Class and New Revolving Credit Lenders under such Class in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares under such Class after giving effect to the addition of such New Revolving Credit Commitments to the Revolving Credit Commitments under such Class. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereby agree that neither the minimum borrowing and prepayment requirements in Sections 2.02 and 2.05(a) of this Agreement, nor Section 2.13, shall apply to the transactions effected pursuant to the two preceding sentences.

(e) Any New Term Commitment (other than with respect to the Term Loan Increase) shall be designated a separate Class of Term Loans for all purposes of this Agreement. This Section 2.14 shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.05, Section 2.12, Section 2.13, Section 8.03 or Section 10.01 to the contrary.

Section 2.15 Refinancing Amendments. (a) The Lead Borrower may, at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date, by notice to the Administrative Agent (a “Refinancing Loan Request”), request (A) (i) the establishment of one or more new Classes of term loans under this Agreement (any such new Class, “New Refinancing Term Commitments”) or (ii) increases to one or more existing Classes of term loans under this Agreement (any such increase to an existing Class, collectively with New Refinancing Term Commitments, “Refinancing Term Commitments”), or (B) increases to one or more existing Classes of Revolving Credit Commitments (any such increase to an existing Class, “Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments”, and collectively with any Refinancing Term Commitments, “Refinancing Commitments”), in each case, established in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, repurchase, retire or refinance, in whole or in part, as selected by the Lead Borrower, any one or more then existing Class or Classes of Loans or Commitments (with respect to a particular Refinancing Commitment or Refinancing Loan, such existing Loans or Commitments, “Refinanced Debt”), whereupon the Administrative Agent shall promptly deliver a copy of each such notice to each of the Lenders.

(b) Any Refinancing Term Loans made pursuant to New Refinancing Term Commitments made on a Refinancing Facility Closing Date shall be designated a separate Class of Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, for all purposes of this Agreement. On any Refinancing Facility Closing Date on which any Refinancing Term Commitments of any Class are effected, subject to the satisfaction of the terms and conditions in this Section 2.15, (i) each Refinancing Term Lender of such Class shall make a Term Loan to the Borrowers (a “Refinancing Term Loan”) in an amount equal to its Refinancing Term Commitment of such Class and (ii) each Refinancing Term Lender of such Class shall become a Lender hereunder with respect to the Refinancing Term Commitment of such Class and the Refinancing Term Loans of such Class made pursuant thereto. On any Refinancing Facility Closing Date on which any Refinancing Revolving Credit

 

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Commitments of any Class are effected, subject to the satisfaction of the terms and conditions in this Section 2.15, (i) each Refinancing Revolving Credit Lender of such Class shall make its Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitment available to the Borrowers (any Loan incurred thereunder, a “Refinancing Revolving Credit Loan” and collectively with any Refinancing Term Loan, a “Refinancing Loan”) and (ii) each Refinancing Revolving Credit Lender of such Class shall become a Lender hereunder with respect to the Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitment of such Class and the Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans of such Class made pursuant thereto.

(c) Each Refinancing Loan Request from the Lead Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.15 shall set forth the requested amount and proposed terms of the relevant Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments and identify the Refinanced Debt with respect thereto. Refinancing Term Loans may be made, and Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments may be provided, by any existing Lender (but no existing Lender shall have any obligation to make any portion of any Refinancing Term Loan or any obligation to provide any portion of any Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments) or by any Additional Lender; provided, that no Additional Lender that is an Affiliated Lender or an Affiliated Debt Fund, shall be permitted to make or provide (x) Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments or (y) Refinancing Term Loans unless the requirements of Section 10.07(h) and (i) (as applicable) shall be met, assuming that the making or provision of such Refinancing Term Loans is an assignment of such Refinancing Term Loans to such Person (each such existing Lender or Additional Lender providing such Commitment or Loan, a “Refinancing Revolving Credit Lender” or “Refinancing Term Lender,” as applicable, and, collectively, “Refinancing Lenders”).

(d) The effectiveness of any Refinancing Amendment, and the Refinancing Commitments thereunder, shall be subject to the satisfaction on the date thereof (a “Refinancing Facility Closing Date”) of each of the following conditions, together with any other conditions set forth in such Refinancing Amendment:

(i) after giving effect to such Refinancing Commitments, the conditions of Section 4.02(a) and (b) shall be satisfied (it being understood that all references to “the date of such Credit Extension” or similar language in such Section 4.02 shall be deemed to refer to the applicable Refinancing Facility Closing Date),

(ii) each Refinancing Commitment shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $1,000,000 (provided that such amount may be less than $1,000,000 if such amount is equal to (x) the entire outstanding principal amount of Refinanced Debt that is in the form of Term Loans or (y) the entire outstanding principal amount of Refinanced Debt (or commitments with respect thereto) that is in the form of Revolving Credit Commitments and/or Revolving Credit Exposure thereunder),

(iii) to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, the receipt by the Administrative Agent of (A) (I) customary officer’s certificates and board resolutions and (II) customary opinions of counsel to the Loan Parties, in each case, consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date (other than changes to legal opinions resulting from a change in law, change in fact or change to counsel’s form of opinion reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) and (B) supplemental or reaffirmation agreements and/or such amendments to the Collateral Documents as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent (including Mortgage amendments, if applicable) in order to ensure that any Refinancing Term Commitment or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments (as applicable) are provided with the benefit of the applicable Loan Documents, and

(iv) the Refinancing Term Loans made pursuant to any increase in any existing Class of Term Loans shall be added to (and form part of) each Borrowing of outstanding Term Loans under the respective Class so incurred on a pro rata basis (based on the principal amount of each Borrowing) so that each Lender under such Class will participate proportionately in each then outstanding Borrowing of Term Loans under such Class in accordance with its Pro Rata Share.

(e) The terms and provisions of the Refinancing Term Commitments or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, as the case may be (and the Loans in respect of the foregoing), of any Class shall be as agreed between the Lead Borrower and the lenders providing such Refinancing Term Commitments or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitment; provided, that:

 

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(i) if secured, such Refinancing Term Commitments and Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments may not be (I) secured by any assets other than Collateral or (II) guaranteed by any Person other than a Guarantor or (III) secured by security documentation that is more restrictive to the Borrowers and the Guarantors than the Loan Documents,

(ii) Refinancing Term Loans shall not mature earlier than the Maturity Date of the applicable Refinanced Debt as then in effect,

(iii) Refinancing Term Loans shall have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity of no less than the Weighted Average Life to Maturity as then in effect for the applicable Refinanced Debt,

(iv) (x) the currency, discounts, premiums, fees, optional prepayment and redemptions terms and, subject to clauses (ii) and (iii) above, the amortization schedule applicable to any Refinancing Term Loans shall be determined by the Lead Borrower and the Lenders thereunder, and (y) the currency, discounts, premiums, fees and optional prepayment and redemptions terms applicable to any Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments shall be determined by the Lead Borrower and the Lenders thereunder,

(v) the interest rate (including margin and floors) applicable to any Refinancing Term Loans or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments will be determined by the Lead Borrower and the Lenders providing such Refinancing Term Loans or such Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments,

(vi) the Refinancing Term Loans may provide for the ability to participate on a pro rata basis or less than pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis) in any voluntary repayments or prepayments of principal of Term Loans hereunder and on a pro rata basis or less than a pro rata basis (but not greater than a pro rata basis except in the case of a prepayment under Section 2.05(b)(i)(B)) in any mandatory repayments or prepayments of principal of Term Loans hereunder,

(vii) the Maturity Date of any Class of Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments shall be no earlier than the maturity of the applicable Refinanced Debt and will require no scheduled amortization or mandatory commitment reduction prior to the maturity of the applicable Refinanced Debt,

(viii) with respect to any Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, (1) the borrowing and repayment (except for (A) payments of interest and fees at different rates on Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments (and related outstandings), (B) repayments required upon the Maturity Date of any Revolving Credit Commitments and (C) repayments made in connection with a permanent repayment and termination of commitments (subject to clause (3) below)) of Revolving Credit Loans with respect to Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments after the associated Refinancing Facility Closing Date shall be made on a pro rata basis with all other Revolving Credit Commitments, (2) subject to the provisions of Section 2.06(d) to the extent dealing with Swing Line Loans or Letters of Credit which mature or expire after a Maturity Date when there exist Revolving Credit Commitments with a later Maturity Date, all Swing Line Loans and Letters of Credit shall be participated by all Lenders with Revolving Credit Commitments (including, without limitation, such New Revolving Credit Commitments) in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares of the Revolving Credit Commitments (and except as provided in Section 2.06(d), without giving effect to changes thereto on an earlier Maturity Date with respect to Swing Line Loans theretofore incurred and Letters of Credit theretofore issued) and (3) the permanent repayment of Revolving Credit Loans with respect to, and termination of, Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments after the associated Refinancing Facility Closing Date shall be made on a pro rata basis with all other Revolving Credit Commitments, except that the Borrowers shall be permitted, in their sole discretion, to permanently repay and terminate commitments of any such Class on greater than a pro rata basis (x) as compared to any other Class with a later Maturity Date than such Class and (y) as compared to any other Class in connection with the refinancing thereof with Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments,

(ix) Refinancing Term Loans shall not have a greater principal amount than the principal amount of the applicable Refinanced Debt plus any accrued but unpaid interest and fees on such Refinanced Debt plus existing commitments unutilized under such Refinanced Debt to the extent permanently terminated at the time of incurrence of such new Indebtedness plus the amount of any tender premium or penalty or premium required to be paid under the terms of the instrument or documents governing such Refinanced Debt and any defeasance costs and any reasonable fees and expenses (including OID, upfront fees and arrangement, underwriting, structuring or other similar fees) incurred in connection with the issuance of such Refinancing Term Loans,

 

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(x) Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments shall not have a greater principal amount of Commitments than the principal amount of the utilized Commitments of the applicable Refinanced Debt plus any accrued but unpaid interest and fees on such Refinanced Debt plus existing commitments unutilized under such Refinanced Debt to the extent permanently terminated at the time of incurrence of such new Indebtedness plus the amount of any tender premium or penalty or premium required to be paid under the terms of the instrument or documents governing such Refinanced Debt and any defeasance costs and any reasonable fees and expenses (including OID, upfront fees and arrangement, underwriting, structuring or other similar fees) incurred in connection with the issuance of such Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments or Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans,

(xi) except as set forth above, the material terms and conditions of any such Refinancing Term Commitments or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments (and the Loans in respect thereof) shall be (taken as a whole) no more favorable (as reasonably determined by the Lead Borrower in good faith) to the Refinancing Lenders providing such Refinancing Term Commitments or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, than those applicable to the applicable Refinanced Debt (except for (1) covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Maturity Date of the applicable Refinanced Debt and (2) pricing, fees, rate floors, premiums, optional prepayment or redemption terms) unless such terms and conditions reflect market terms and conditions for such Refinancing Term Commitments or Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, at the time of incurrence or issuance thereof (in each case, as determined by the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent in good faith), and

(xii) notwithstanding the foregoing, Refinancing Term Commitments of the kind described in Section 2.15(a)(A)(ii) (and the Refinancing Term Loans made pursuant thereto) and Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments of the kind described in Section 2.15(a)(B)(ii) (and the Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans made pursuant thereto) shall form part of the same Class as, and have identical terms to, the applicable Class of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments (as applicable) to which they apply.

(f) Commitments in respect of Refinancing Term Loans and Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments shall become Commitments under this Agreement pursuant to an amendment (a “Refinancing Amendment”) to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Lead Borrower, each existing Lender agreeing to provide such Commitment, if any, each Additional Lender agreeing to provide such Commitment, if any, and the Administrative Agent. The Refinancing Amendment may, without the consent of any other Lenders, effect such amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.15. The Borrowers will use the proceeds, if any, of the Refinancing Term Loans and Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, repurchase, retire or refinance, and shall permanently terminate applicable commitments under, the applicable Refinanced Debt, in each case, in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(i)(B).

(g) Upon any Refinancing Facility Closing Date on which Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments are effected through the establishment of a new Class of Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.15, (a) if, on such date, there are any Revolving Credit Loans under any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments then outstanding, such Revolving Credit Loans shall be prepaid from the proceeds of a new Borrowing of the Refinancing Revolving Credit Loans under such new Class of Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments in such amounts as shall be necessary in order that, after giving effect to such Borrowing and all such related prepayments, all Revolving Credit Loans under all Revolving Credit Facilities then existing (including such Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments) will be held by all Lenders under all such Revolving Credit Facilities (including Lenders providing such Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments) ratably in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Share under all Revolving Credit Facilities (after giving effect to the establishment of such

 

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Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments), (b) in the case of any other Revolving Credit Commitment then existing, there shall be an automatic adjustment to the participations hereunder in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans held by each Lender under such Revolving Credit Facilities so that each such Lender shares ratably in such participations in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares under all Revolving Credit Commitments (after giving effect to the establishment of such Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments), (c) each Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitment shall be deemed for all purposes a Revolving Credit Commitment and each Loan made thereunder shall be deemed, for all purposes, a Revolving Credit Loan and (d) each Refinancing Revolving Credit Lender shall become a Lender with respect to the Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments and all matters relating thereto. Upon any Refinancing Facility Closing Date on which Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments are effected through the increase to any existing Class of Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to this Section 2.15, if, on the date of such increase, there are any Revolving Credit Loans outstanding under the applicable Class, each of the Revolving Credit Lenders under such Class shall be deemed to assign to each of the Refinancing Revolving Credit Lenders, and each of the Refinancing Revolving Credit Lenders shall purchase from each of the Revolving Credit Lenders under such Class, at par, such interests in the Revolving Credit Loans outstanding under such Class on such Refinancing Facility Closing Date as shall be necessary in order that, after giving effect to all such assignments and purchases, such Revolving Credit Loans under such Class will be held by existing Revolving Credit Lenders under such Class and Refinancing Revolving Credit Lenders under such Class in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares under such Class after giving effect to the addition of such Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments to the Revolving Credit Commitments under such Class. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereby agree that neither the minimum borrowing and prepayment requirements in Sections 2.02 and 2.05(a) of this Agreement, nor Section 2.13, shall apply to the transactions effected pursuant to the two preceding sentences.

(h) Any New Refinancing Term Commitment or New Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitment shall be designated a separate Class of Term Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, for all purposes of this Agreement.

(i) In lieu of incurring any Refinancing Term Loans, the Lead Borrower may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date issue, incur or otherwise obtain (A) secured Indebtedness in the form of one or more series of senior secured notes that are secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations (but without regard to the control of remedies) (such notes, “Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt”), (B) secured Indebtedness in the form of one or more series of second lien (or other junior lien) secured notes or second lien (or other junior lien) secured loans (such notes or loans, “Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt”) and (C) senior unsecured or subordinated unsecured Indebtedness in the form of one or more series of unsecured or subordinated notes or loans (such notes or loans, “Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt” and together with Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt and Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt, “Refinancing Equivalent Debt”), in each case, in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace, repurchase, retire or refinance, in whole or in part, any existing Class or Classes of Loans (such Loans, “Refinanced Loans”).

(i) Any Refinancing Equivalent Debt:

(A) (1) shall not have a final scheduled maturity date earlier than the Maturity Date of the Refinanced Loans, (2) shall not have a Weighted Average Life to Maturity shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the applicable Refinanced Loans, (3) shall not be guaranteed by Persons other than Guarantors, (4) if in the form of subordinated Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt, shall be subject to a subordination agreement or provisions as reasonably agreed by the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower, (5) shall not have a greater principal amount than the principal amount of the Refinanced Loans plus any accrued but unpaid interest and fees on such Refinanced Loans plus existing commitments unutilized under such Refinanced Loans to the extent permanently terminated at the time of incurrence of such new Indebtedness plus the amount of any tender premium or penalty or premium required to be paid under the terms of the instrument or documents governing such Refinanced Loans and any defeasance costs and any reasonable fees and expenses (including OID, upfront fees or similar fees) incurred in connection with the issuance of such Refinancing Equivalent Debt, and (6) the covenants and events of default applicable to such Refinancing Equivalent Debt shall not be, when taken as a whole, materially more favorable, to the holders of such Indebtedness than those applicable to the Refinanced Loans (except for covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Maturity Date for such Refinanced Loans) unless such covenants and events of default for such Refinancing Equivalent Debt are reflective of market terms and conditions for the type of Indebtedness incurred or issued at the time of issuance or incurrence thereof (in each case, as determined by the

 

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Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent in good faith); provided that a certificate of the Lead Borrower delivered to the Administrative Agent at least three (3) Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material covenants of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Lead Borrower has reasonably determined in good faith that such covenants and defaults satisfy the foregoing requirement shall be conclusive evidence that such covenants and defaults satisfy the foregoing requirement unless the Administrative Agent notifies the Lead Borrower within such three (3) Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a reasonably detailed description of the basis upon which it disagrees).

(B) (1) if either Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt or Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt, shall be subject to security agreements substantially the same as the Collateral Documents (with such differences as are appropriate to reflect the nature of such Refinancing Equivalent Debt and are otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower), (2) if Permitted Pari Passu Secured Refinancing Debt, (x) shall be secured by all or a portion of the Collateral on a pari passu basis (but without regard to control of remedies) with the Obligations and shall not be secured by any property or assets other than the Collateral, and (y) shall be subject to a First Lien Intercreditor Agreement or to other customary intercreditor arrangements reasonably acceptable to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent, and (3) if Permitted Junior Secured Refinancing Debt, (x) shall be secured by all or a portion of the Collateral on a second priority (or other junior priority) basis to the Liens securing the Obligations and shall not be secured by any property or assets other than the Collateral, and (y) shall be subject to a Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement or to other customary intercreditor agreements or arrangements reasonably acceptable to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

(C) shall be incurred, and the proceeds thereof used, solely to repay, repurchase, retire or refinance the Refinanced Loans and terminate the corresponding commitments thereunder in accordance with Section 2.05(b)(i)(B).

(j) This Section 2.15 shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.05, Section 2.12, Section 2.13, Section 8.03 or Section 10.01 to the contrary.

Section 2.16 [Reserved].

Section 2.17 Extended Term Loans. (a) The Lead Borrower may at any time and from time to time request that all or a portion of the Term Loans of a given Class (each, an “Existing Term Loan Facility”) be converted to extend the scheduled maturity date(s) of any payment of principal with respect to all or a portion of any principal amount of such Loans (any such Term Loans which have been so converted, “Extended Term Loans”) and to provide for other terms consistent with this Section 2.17. In order to establish any Extended Term Loans, the Lead Borrower shall provide an Extension Request to the Administrative Agent (who shall provide a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders under the applicable Existing Term Loan Facility) setting forth the proposed terms of the Extended Term Loans to be established, which shall (x) be identical as offered to each Lender under such applicable Existing Term Loan Facility (including as to the proposed interest rates and fees payable, but excluding any arrangement, structuring, underwriting, ticking, consent, amendment or other similar fees payable in connection therewith that are not generally shared with the relevant Lenders) and offered to each Lender under such Existing Term Loan Facility in accordance with its Pro Rata Share with respect thereto and (y) be identical to the Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Facility from which such Extended Term Loans are to be converted, except that: (i) the scheduled amortization payments of principal, if any, and/or scheduled final maturity date of the Extended Term Loans shall be as set forth in the applicable Extension Amendment, subject to the provisos below, (ii) the All-In Yield with respect to the Extended Term Loans (whether in the form of interest rate margin, upfront fees, funding discounts, OID, prepayment premiums or otherwise) may be different than the All-In Yield for the Term Loans of such Existing Term Loan Facility, in each case, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment, (iii) the applicable Extension Amendment may provide for other covenants and terms that apply solely to any period after the Latest Maturity Date that is in effect on the effective date of the Extension Amendment (immediately prior to the establishment of such Extended Term Loans), and (iv) Extended Term Loans may have optional prepayment terms (including call protection and prepayment premiums) and mandatory repayment terms (other than as to scheduled amortization and final maturity date) as may be agreed by the Lead Borrower and the Lenders thereof; provided that no Extended Term Loans may be optionally prepaid or mandatorily repaid (other than scheduled amortization and in the case of a prepayment under Section 2.05(b)(iii)(B)) prior to the date on which all Term Loans with an earlier final stated maturity (including Term Loans

 

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under the Existing Term Loan Facility from which they were converted) are repaid in full, unless such prepayment or repayment is in accordance with the theretofore existing provisions of this Agreement or is accompanied by at least a pro rata prepayment or repayment of such other Term Loans, as applicable; provided, further, that (A) in no event shall the final maturity date of any Extended Term Loans of a given Term Loan Extension Series at the time of establishment thereof be earlier than the final maturity of the Existing Term Loan Facility being extended and (B) scheduled amortization applicable to such Extended Term Loans shall not exceed (or occur on different dates than) the scheduled amortization (exclusive of payments required at maturity) which previously applied to the Term Loans that are being extended (which regular amortization in the same amounts (or lesser amounts, if agreed by the applicable Extending Term Lenders) may continue after the final maturity of the Existing Term Loan Facility being extended) at any time prior to the final maturity of the Existing Term Loan Facility being extended. Any Class of Extended Term Loans converted pursuant to any Extension Request shall be designated a series (each, a “Term Loan Extension Series”) of Extended Term Loans for all purposes of this Agreement; provided that any Extended Term Loans converted from an Existing Term Loan Facility may, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment, be designated as an increase in any previously established Term Loan Extension Series (in which case scheduled amortization with respect thereto shall be proportionally increased). Each Term Loan Extension Series of Extended Term Loans incurred under this Section 2.17 shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $1,000,000 (or, in the case of any Class of Term Loans with an entire outstanding principal amount of less than $1,000,000 that is to be extended in full, such outstanding principal amount) (unless such extension is made pursuant to clause (e) below) and the Borrowers may impose an Extension Minimum Condition with respect to any Extension Request for Extended Term Loans, which may be waived by the Lead Borrower in its sole discretion.

(b) The Lead Borrower shall provide the applicable Extension Request (which may be in the form of a term sheet posted to a website for the benefit of the Lenders) at least five (5) Business Days prior to the date on which Lenders under the Existing Term Loan Facility are requested to respond (although any changes to terms previously announced shall only require two (2) Business Days’ notice), and shall agree to such procedures, if any, as may be reasonably requested by, or acceptable to, the Administrative Agent, in each case acting reasonably to accomplish the purposes of this Section 2.17. No Lender shall have any obligation to agree to have any of its Term Loans of any Existing Term Loan Facility converted into Extended Term Loans pursuant to any Extension Request or offer made pursuant to clause (e) below. Any Lender (each, an “Extending Term Lender”) wishing to have all or a portion of its Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Facility subject to such Extension Request converted into Extended Term Loans shall notify the Administrative Agent (each, a “Term Loan Extension Election”) on or prior to the date specified in such Extension Request of the amount of its Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Facility which it has elected to request be converted into Extended Term Loans (subject to any customary minimum denomination requirements imposed by the Administrative Agent). In the event that the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Facility in respect of which applicable Term Lenders shall have accepted the relevant Extension Request exceeds the amount of Extended Term Loans requested to be extended pursuant to the Extension Request, Term Loans subject to Term Loan Extension Elections shall be converted to Extended Term Loans on a pro rata basis (subject to rounding by the Administrative Agent, which shall be conclusive) based on the aggregate principal amount of Term Loans included in each such Term Loan Extension Election.

(c) Extended Term Loans shall be established pursuant to an Extension Amendment amending the terms of this Agreement among the Lead Borrower, the Administrative Agent and each Extending Term Lender providing an Extended Term Loan thereunder, which shall be consistent with the provisions set forth in Section 2.17(a) above and reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. Each such Extension Amendment shall include representations (x) as to the accuracy of representations and warranties set forth in Article V of this Agreement and in the other Loan Documents in all material respects immediately before and after giving effect to such Extension Amendment and the transactions contemplated thereby and (y) that no Default shall have occurred and be continuing as of the effective date of such Extension Amendment, after giving effect to such Extension Amendment and the transactions contemplated thereby. The effectiveness of any Extension Amendment shall be subject to any applicable Extension Minimum Condition (unless waived by the Lead Borrower) and, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, be subject to receipt by the Administrative Agent of (i) customary board resolutions and officers’ certificates consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date, (ii) customary opinions of counsel to the Loan Parties consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date (other than changes to legal opinions resulting from a change in law, change in fact or change in counsel’s form of opinion reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent) and (iii) supplemental or reaffirmation agreements and/or such amendments to the Collateral Documents and/or the Guaranty as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in order to ensure that the Extended

 

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Term Loans are provided with the benefit of the applicable Loan Documents. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each such Extension Amendment. Each of the parties hereto hereby (A) agrees that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in Section 10.01, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents may be amended pursuant to an Extension Amendment, without the consent of any other Lenders, to the extent reasonably required to (i) reflect the existence and terms of the Extended Term Loans incurred pursuant thereto (including changes and additional terms as agreed by the relevant Lenders and permitted pursuant to Section 2.17(a)) and (ii) effect such other amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower, to effect the provisions of this Section 2.17, and the Lenders hereby expressly and irrevocably, for the benefit of all parties hereto, authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into such Extension Amendment and (B) consents to the transactions contemplated by this Section 2.17 (including payment of interest, fees or premiums in respect of any Extended Term Loans on such terms as may be set forth in the relevant Extension Amendment).

(d) No conversion of Loans pursuant to any Term Loan Extension in accordance with this Section 2.17 shall constitute a voluntary or mandatory payment or prepayment for purposes of this Agreement.

(e) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained above, at any time following the establishment of a Term Loan Extension Series (and so long as the last sentence of Section 2.17(b) was not applicable thereto), the Borrowers may offer any Lender of the relevant Existing Term Loan Facility (without being required to make the same offer to any or all other Lenders) who failed to make a Term Loan Extension Election in respect of all or a portion of its Term Loans on or prior to the date specified in the Extension Request relating to such Term Loan Extension Series the right to convert all or any portion of its Term Loans under the respective Existing Term Loan Facility into Extended Term Loans under such Term Loan Extension Series; provided that (A) such offer and any related acceptance (x) shall be in accordance with such procedures, if any, as may be reasonably requested by, or acceptable to, the Administrative Agent, (y) shall be on identical terms (including as to the proposed interest rates and fees payable, but excluding any arrangement, structuring, underwriting, ticking, consent and amendment or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not generally shared with the relevant Lenders) to those offered to the Lenders who agreed to convert their Term Loans under the Existing Term Loan Facility into Extended Term Loans pursuant to the respective Extension Request and (z) shall result in proportionate increases to the scheduled amortization payments, if any, otherwise owing with respect to the Term Loan Extension Series, (B) any Lender which agrees to an extension pursuant to this clause (e) shall enter into a joinder agreement to the respective Extension Amendment in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower and executed by such Lender, the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower (and the Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into any such joinder agreement) and (C) the Term Loans of any such Lender that are converted pursuant to this clause (e) shall be in an aggregate principal amount that is not less than $1,000,000 (or, if the amount of such Lender’s outstanding Term Loans is less than $1,000,000, such lesser amount), unless each of the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent otherwise consents.

(f) In the event that the Administrative Agent determines in its sole discretion that the allocation of Extended Term Loans of a given Term Loan Extension Series to a given Lender was incorrectly determined as a result of manifest administrative error in the receipt and processing of a Term Loan Extension Election timely submitted by such Lender in accordance with the procedures set forth in the applicable Extension Amendment, then the Administrative Agent, the Lead Borrower and such affected Lender may (and hereby are authorized to), in their sole discretion and without the consent of any other Lender, notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in Section 10.01, enter into an amendment to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (each, a “Corrective Term Loan Extension Amendment”) within 15 days following the effective date of such Extension Amendment, which Corrective Term Loan Extension Amendment shall (i) provide for the conversion and extension of Term Loans under the applicable Existing Term Loan Facility in such amount as is required to cause such Lender to hold Extended Term Loans of the applicable Term Loan Extension Series into which such other Term Loans were initially converted, in the amount such Lender would have held had such administrative error not occurred and had such Lender received the minimum allocation of the applicable Loans or Commitments to which it was entitled under the terms of such Extension Amendment in the absence of such error, (ii) be subject to the satisfaction of such conditions as the Administrative Agent, the Lead Borrower and such Lender may agree (including conditions of the type required to be satisfied for the effectiveness of an Extension Amendment described in Section 2.17(c)), and (iii) effect such other amendments of the type (with appropriate reference and nomenclature changes) described in the last sentence of Section 2.17(c).

 

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(g) This Section 2.17 shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.05, Section 2.12, Section 2.13, Section 8.03 or Section 10.01 to the contrary.

Section 2.18 Extended Revolving Credit Commitments. (a) The Lead Borrower may at any time and from time to time request that all or a portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments (and related Revolving Credit Loans and other related extensions of credit) of a given Class (each, an “Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility”) be converted to extend the scheduled maturity date(s) with respect to all or a portion of such Revolving Credit Commitments (any such Revolving Credit Commitments which have been so converted, “Extended Revolving Credit Commitments,” and the revolving loans thereunder, “Extended Revolving Credit Loans”) and to provide for other terms consistent with this Section 2.18. In order to establish any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, the Lead Borrower shall provide an Extension Request to the Administrative Agent (who shall provide a copy of such notice to each of the Lenders under the applicable Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility) setting forth the proposed terms of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments to be established, which shall (x) be identical as offered to each Lender under such applicable Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility (including as to the proposed interest rates and fees payable, but excluding any arrangement, structuring, underwriting, ticking, consent and amendment or other similar fees payable in connection therewith that are not generally shared with the relevant Lenders) and offered to each Lender under such Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility in accordance with its Pro Rata Share with respect thereto and (y) be identical to the Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility from which such Extended Revolving Credit Commitments are to be converted, except that: (i) the scheduled amortization payments, if any, of principal, scheduled or mandatory commitment reductions and/or scheduled final maturity date, and the unused line fee in respect, of the Extended Revolving Credit Loans shall be as set forth in the applicable Extension Amendment, subject to the provisos below, (ii) the All-In Yield with respect to the Extended Revolving Credit Loans (whether in the form of interest rate margin, upfront fees, funding discounts, OID, prepayment premiums or otherwise) may be different than the All-In Yield for the Revolving Credit Loans of such Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility, in each case, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment, (iii) the applicable Extension Amendment may provide for other covenants and terms that apply solely to any period after the Latest Maturity Date that is in effect on the effective date of the Extension Amendment and (iv) Extended Revolving Credit Commitments may have optional prepayment terms (including call protection and prepayment premiums) and mandatory commitment reduction and repayment terms as may be agreed by the Lead Borrower and the Lenders thereof; provided that no Extended Revolving Credit Loans or Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable, may be optionally prepaid or mandatorily repaid (other than scheduled amortizations and in connection with the refinancing thereof with Refinancing Revolving Credit Commitments) or subject to mandatory commitment reductions prior to the Maturity Date which applied to the respective Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility with respect to which the Extension Request is being made, unless such prepayment, repayment and/or commitment reduction is in accordance with the theretofore existing provisions of this Agreement or is accompanied by at least a pro rata prepayment, repayment and/or commitment reduction, as the case may be, of such other Revolving Credit Loans or Revolving Credit Commitments, as applicable; provided, further, that in no event shall the final maturity date of any Extended Revolving Credit Loans of a given Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series at the time of establishment thereof be earlier than the Maturity Date which applied to the respective Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility with respect to which the Extension Request is being made. Any Class of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments converted pursuant to any Extension Request shall be designated a series (each, a “Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series”) of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments for all purposes of this Agreement; provided that any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments converted from an Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility may, to the extent provided in the applicable Extension Amendment, be designated as an increase in any previously established Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series. Each Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments incurred under this Section 2.18 shall be in an aggregate amount that is not less than $1,000,000 or, if an extension on substantially similar terms is concurrently made to Revolving Credit Commitments with the same existing maturity, then the aggregate amount for such Classes of Loans extended shall not be less than $1,000,000 (or, in the case of any Class of Revolving Credit Commitments with an entire outstanding principal amount of less than $1,000,000 that is to be extended in full, such outstanding principal amount) (unless, in either case, such extension is made pursuant to clause (e) below) and the Borrowers may impose an Extension Minimum Condition with respect to any Extension Request for Extended Revolving Credit Commitments, which may be waived by the Lead Borrower in its sole discretion.

 

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(b) The Lead Borrower shall provide the applicable Extension Request (which may be in the form of a term sheet posted to a website for the benefit of the Lenders) at least five (5) Business Days prior to the date on which Lenders under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility are requested to respond (although any changes to terms previously announced shall only require two (2) Business Days’ notice), and shall agree to such procedures, if any, as may be reasonably requested by, or acceptable to, the Administrative Agent, in each case acting reasonably to accomplish the purposes of this Section 2.18. No Lender shall have any obligation to agree to have any of its Revolving Credit Commitments of any Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility converted into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to any Extension Request or offer made pursuant to clause (e) below. Any Lender (each, an “Extending Revolving Credit Lender”) wishing to have all or a portion of its Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility subject to such Extension Request converted into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments shall notify the Administrative Agent (each, a “Revolving Credit Extension Election”) on or prior to the date specified in such Extension Request of the amount of its Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility which it has elected to request be converted into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (subject to any customary minimum denomination requirements imposed by the Administrative Agent). In the event that the aggregate amount of Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility in respect of which applicable Revolving Credit Lenders shall have accepted the relevant Extension Request exceeds the amount of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments requested to be extended pursuant to the Extension Request, Revolving Credit Commitments subject to Revolving Credit Extension Elections shall be converted to Extended Revolving Credit Commitments on a pro rata basis (subject to rounding by the Administrative Agent, which shall be conclusive) based on the aggregate amount of Revolving Credit Commitments included in each such Revolving Credit Extension Election.

(c) Extended Revolving Credit Commitments shall be established pursuant to an Extension Amendment amending the terms of this Agreement among the Lead Borrower, the Administrative Agent, each Extending Revolving Credit Lender providing an Extended Revolving Credit Commitment thereunder and, to the extent required by Section 10.01, the L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender, which shall be consistent with the provisions set forth in Section 2.18(a) above and reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. Each such Extension Amendment shall include representations (x) as to the accuracy of representations and warranties set forth in Article V of this Agreement and in the other Loan Documents in all material respects immediately before and after giving effect to such Extension Amendment and the transactions contemplated thereby and (y) that no Default shall have occurred and be continuing as of the effective date of such Extension Amendment, after giving effect to such Extension Amendment and the transactions contemplated thereby. The effectiveness of any such Extension Amendment shall be subject to any applicable Extension Minimum Condition (unless waived by the Lead Borrower) and, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, be subject to receipt by the Administrative Agent of (i) customary board resolutions and officers’ certificates consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date, (ii) customary opinions of counsel to the Loan Parties consistent with those delivered on the Closing Date (other than changes to legal opinions resulting from a change in law, change in fact or change in counsel’s form of opinion reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent) and (iii) supplemental or reaffirmation agreements and/or such amendments to the Collateral Documents and/or the Guaranty as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in order to ensure that the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments are provided with the benefit of the applicable Loan Documents. The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender as to the effectiveness of each such Extension Amendment. Each of the parties hereto hereby (A) agrees that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in Section 10.01, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents may be amended pursuant to an Extension Amendment, without the consent of any other Lenders, to the extent reasonably required to (i) reflect the existence and terms of the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments incurred pursuant thereto (including changes and additional terms as agreed by the relevant Lenders and permitted pursuant to Section 2.18(a)) and (ii) effect such other amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower, to effect the provisions of this Section, and the Lenders hereby expressly and irrevocably, for the benefit of all parties hereto, authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into such Extension Amendment and (B) consents to the transactions contemplated by this Section 2.18 (including, for the avoidance of doubt, payment of interest, fees or premiums in respect of any Extended Revolving Credit Commitments on such terms as may be set forth in the relevant Extension Amendment).

(d) No conversion of Revolving Credit Commitments (and related Revolving Credit Loans) pursuant to any Extension Amendment in accordance with this Section 2.18 shall constitute a voluntary or mandatory payment or prepayment for purposes of this Agreement.

 

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(e) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained above, at any time following the establishment of a Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series (and so long as the last sentence of Section 2.18(b) was not applicable thereto), the Borrowers may offer any Lender of the relevant Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility (without being required to make the same offer to any or all other Lenders) who failed to make a Revolving Credit Extension Election in respect of all or a portion of its Revolving Credit Commitments on or prior to the date specified in the Extension Request relating to such Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series the right to convert all or any portion of its Revolving Credit Commitments (and related extensions of credit) under the respective Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments (and related extensions of credit) under such Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series; provided that (A) such offer and any related acceptance (x) shall be in accordance with such procedures, if any, as may be reasonably requested by, or acceptable to, the Administrative Agent and (y) shall be on identical terms (including as to the proposed interest rates and fees payable, but excluding any arrangement, structuring, underwriting, ticking, consent and amendment or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not generally shared with the relevant Lenders) to those offered to the Lenders who agreed to convert their Revolving Credit Commitments under the Existing Revolving Credit Loan Facility into Extended Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to the respective Extension Request, (B) any Lender which agrees to an extension pursuant to this clause (e) shall enter into a joinder agreement to the respective Extension Amendment in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower and executed by such Lender, the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower (and the Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into any such joinder agreement) and (C) the Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of any such Lender that are converted pursuant to this clause (e) shall be in an aggregate amount that is not less than $1,000,000 (or, if the amount of such Lender’s outstanding Revolving Credit Commitments is less than $1,000,000, such lesser amount), unless each of the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent otherwise consents.

(f) In the event that the Administrative Agent determines in its sole discretion that the allocation of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of a given Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series to a given Lender was incorrectly determined as a result of manifest administrative error in the receipt and processing of a Revolving Credit Extension Election timely submitted by such Lender in accordance with the procedures set forth in the applicable Extension Amendment, then the Administrative Agent, the Lead Borrower and such affected Lender may (and hereby are authorized to), in their sole discretion and without the consent of any other Lender, enter into an amendment to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (each, a “Corrective Revolving Credit Extension Amendment”) within 15 days following the effective date of such Extension Amendment, which Corrective Revolving Credit Extension Amendment shall (i) provide for the conversion and extension of Extended Revolving Credit Commitments of the applicable Revolving Credit Loan Extension Series into which such other Revolving Credit Commitments were initially converted, in the amount such Lender would have held had such administrative error not occurred and had such Lender received the minimum allocation of the applicable Loans or Commitments to which it was entitled under the terms of such Extension Amendment in the absence of such error, (ii) be subject to the satisfaction of such conditions as the Administrative Agent, the Lead Borrower and such Lender may agree (including conditions of the type required to be satisfied for the effectiveness of an Extension Amendment described in Section 2.18(c)), and (iii) effect such other amendments of the type (with appropriate reference and nomenclature changes) described in the last sentence of Section 2.18(c).

(g) This Section 2.18 shall supersede any provisions in Section 2.05, Section 2.12, Section 2.13, Section 8.03 or Section 10.01 to the contrary.

Section 2.19 Defaulting Lenders. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender of a given Class is a Defaulting Lender:

(a) Waivers and Amendments. That Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, modification, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definitions of Required Lenders, Required Facility Lenders, Required Term Lenders and Required Revolving Credit Lenders;

 

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(b) Reallocation of Payments. Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of that Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article III or otherwise) shall not be paid or distributed to that Defaulting Lender, but will instead be retained by the Administrative Agent in a segregated non-interest bearing account until the Termination Date and shall be applied at such time or times as may be reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by that Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by that Defaulting Lender to any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender hereunder; third, if so determined by the Administrative Agent or requested by the applicable L/C Issuer, the Swing Line Lender or the Lead Borrower, as applicable, to be held as Cash Collateral for future funding obligations of that Defaulting Lender of any participation in any Letter of Credit or Swing Line Loan; fourth, as the Lead Borrower may request (so long as no Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower, to be held in a non-interest bearing deposit account and released in order to satisfy potential future obligations of that Defaulting Lender to fund Loans under this Agreement; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, any L/C Issuer or the Swing Line Lender against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrowers as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Lead Borrower against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, after the Termination Date, to that 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 Borrowings in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share and (y) such Loans or L/C Borrowings were made at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and L/C Borrowings 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 Borrowings owed to, that Defaulting Lender. Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.19(b) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by that Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto;

(c) Certain Fees. That Defaulting Lender shall not be entitled to receive any commitment fee pursuant to Section 2.09 for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrowers shall not be required to pay any such fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to that Defaulting Lender).

(d) if any Letter of Credit Exposure exists, or any Swing Line Loan is outstanding, at the time a Revolving Credit Lender of a given Class becomes a Defaulting Lender then:

(i) all or any part of such Letter of Credit Exposure or outstanding Swing Line Loans shall be reallocated, for each applicable Class or Facility, among the Revolving Credit Lenders that are Non-Defaulting Lenders, in respect of such Class or Facility, in accordance with their respective Revolving Credit Percentages but only to the extent (x) the sum of the Revolving Credit Exposures of all Revolving Credit Lenders that are Non-Defaulting Lenders in respect of such Class or Facility plus such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure does not exceed the aggregate amount of all Non-Defaulting Lenders’ Revolving Credit Commitments for the applicable Class or Facility and (y) immediately following the reallocation to a Revolving Credit Lender that is a Non-Defaulting Lender, the Revolving Credit Exposure of such Revolving Credit Lender does not exceed its Revolving Credit Commitment for the applicable Class or Facility at such time;

(ii) if the reallocation described in clause (i) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrowers shall, within two (2) Business Days following notice by the Administrative Agent, Cash Collateralize in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the applicable L/C Issuer or Swing Line Lender, as applicable, such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure or Pro Rata Share or other allocable share of any outstanding Swing Line Loan, as applicable (in each case, after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (i) above), in an aggregate amount equal to 100% of such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure or Pro Rata Share or other allocable share of any such Swing Line Loan, as applicable, for so long as such Letter of Credit Exposure or such Swing Line Loan, as applicable, is outstanding;

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(iv) if the Letter of Credit Exposure of the Non-Defaulting Lenders is reallocated pursuant to this Section 2.19(d), then the fees payable to the Revolving Credit Lenders of the applicable Class pursuant to Section 2.03(i) shall be adjusted in accordance with such Non-Defaulting Lenders’ Revolving Credit Percentages; and

(v) if any Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure is neither Cash Collateralized nor reallocated pursuant to this Section 2.19(d), then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of any L/C Issuer or any Revolving Credit Lender hereunder, all letter of credit fees payable under Section 2.03(i) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure shall be payable to each L/C Issuer until such Letter of Credit Exposure is Cash Collateralized and/or reallocated;

(e) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Section 2.03 or Section 2.04, so long as any Revolving Credit Lender is a Defaulting Lender (i) no L/C Issuer shall be required to issue, amend, extend or increase any Letter of Credit and the Swing Line Lender shall not be required to fund any Swing Line Loan, in each case, unless it is satisfied that the related exposure will be 100% covered by the Revolving Credit Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders and/or Cash Collateral has been provided by the Borrowers in accordance with Section 2.19(d)(ii), and (ii) participating interests in any such newly issued or increased Letter of Credit or newly made Swing Line Loan shall be allocated among Revolving Credit Lenders of the applicable Class that are Non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.19(d)(i) (and Defaulting Lenders shall not participate therein); and

(f) In the event that the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers, the Swing Line Lender and each L/C Issuer each agrees that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Revolving Credit Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then (i) the Letter of Credit Exposure of the Revolving Credit Lenders of the applicable Class shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments and on such date such Revolving Credit Lender shall purchase at par such of the Revolving Credit Loans of the other Revolving Credit Lenders as the Administrative Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Revolving Credit Lender to hold such Revolving Credit Loans in accordance with its Revolving Credit Percentage (provided that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrowers while that 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) and (ii) so long as no Event of Default then exists, all funds held as Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.19(d)(ii) shall thereafter be promptly returned to the Borrowers. If the Revolving Credit Commitments have been terminated, all other Obligations in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility have been paid in full and no Letters of Credit are outstanding, then all funds held as Cash Collateral shall thereafter be promptly returned to the Borrowers.

Section 2.20 Lead Borrower. Each Borrower hereby irrevocably appoints AKA as the Lead Borrower, and AKA hereby accepts such appointment and agrees to act under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, as the agent and representative of each Borrower (including itself) for all purposes under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including, without limitation, (i) executing amendments hereto, promissory notes, submitting borrowing requests, conversion or continuation notices, disbursement instructions, reports, information, or any other notice or communication to be made or given by any of them under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, and (ii) receiving account statements and other notices and communications to any of them from the Administrative Agent or any Lender. With prior written notice to the Lead Borrower, the Borrowers may designate any other Borrower as Lead Borrower under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and such successor Lead Borrower shall assume all rights and obligations of the prior Lead Borrower.

Section 2.21 Designated Borrowers.

(a) Designated Borrowers. The Lead Borrower may at any time, upon not less than fifteen (15) Business Days’ notice from the Lead Borrower to the Administrative Agent (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion), request to designate any Subsidiary of the Lead Borrower organized under the laws of the United States or Australia or such other jurisdiction reasonably acceptable to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent (an “Applicant Borrower”) as a Designated Borrower to receive Loans hereunder by delivering to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly deliver counterparts thereof to each Lender) a Designated Borrower Request and Assumption Agreement. The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that prior to

 

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any Applicant Borrower becoming entitled to utilize the credit facilities provided for herein (i) the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that are to provide Commitments and/or Loans in favor of an Applicant Borrower must each agree to such Applicant Borrower becoming a Designated Borrower and (ii) the Administrative Agent and such Lenders shall have received such supporting resolutions, incumbency certificates and other information, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, as may be required by the Administrative Agent, and Notes signed by such Applicant Borrower to the extent any Lender so requires (the requirements in clauses (i) and (ii) hereof, the “Designated Borrower Requirements”). If the Designated Borrower Requirements are met, the Administrative Agent shall send a Designated Borrower Notice to the Lead Borrower and the Lenders specifying the effective date upon which the Applicant Borrower shall constitute a Designated Borrower for purposes hereof, whereupon each of the Lenders agrees to permit such Designated Borrower to receive Loans hereunder, on the terms and conditions set forth herein, and each of the parties hereto agrees that such Designated Borrower otherwise shall be a Borrower for all purposes of this Agreement; provided that no Loan Notice or Letter of Credit Application may be submitted by or on behalf of such Designated Borrower until the date five (5) Business Days after such effective date (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion).

(b) Obligations. Except as specifically provided herein, the Obligations of the Lead Borrower and each of the other Borrowers shall be joint and several in nature (unless such joint and several liability (i) shall result in adverse tax consequences to any such Designated Borrower or (ii) is not permitted by any Law applicable to such Designated Borrower, in which either such case, the liability of such Designated Borrower shall be several in nature) regardless of which such Person actually receives Credit Extensions hereunder or the amount of such Credit Extensions received or the manner in which the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or any Lender accounts for such Credit Extensions on its books and records.

(c) Appointment. Each Subsidiary of the Lead Borrower that is or becomes a “Designated Borrower” pursuant to this Section 2.21 hereby irrevocably appoints the Lead Borrower to act as its agent for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and agrees that (i) the Lead Borrower may execute such documents on behalf of such Designated Borrower as the Lead Borrower deems appropriate in its sole discretion and each Designated Borrower shall be obligated by all of the terms of any such document executed on its behalf, (ii) any notice or communication delivered by the Administrative Agent or the Lender to the Lead Borrower shall be deemed delivered to each Designated Borrower and (iii) the Administrative Agent or the Lenders may accept, and be permitted to rely on, any document, instrument or agreement executed by the Lead Borrower on behalf of each Designated Borrower.

ARTICLE III

TAXES, ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY

Section 3.01 Taxes. (a) Except as required by Laws, any and all payments by any Borrower or any Guarantor to or for the account of any Agent or any Lender under any Loan Document shall be made free and clear of and without deduction for any and all present or future taxes, duties, levies, imposts, deductions, assessments, fees, withholdings or similar charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, and all liabilities (including additions to tax, penalties and interest) with respect thereto, excluding, in the case of each Agent and each Lender, (i) taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise and branch profits taxes imposed (A) by the jurisdiction (or any political subdivision thereof) under the Laws of which such Agent or Lender is organized or in which its principal office is located or, in the case of any Lender, in which its applicable Lending Office is located, or (B) by reason of any connection between such Agent or Lender and any taxing jurisdiction other than a connection arising solely by having executed or entered into any Loan Document, having received payments thereunder or having been a party to, having performed its obligations under, having received or perfected a security interest under, having entered into any other transaction pursuant to and/or having enforced, any Loan Documents, (ii) any U.S. federal withholding tax that is required to be withheld pursuant to the applicable Law in effect at the time such Lender becomes a party hereto (or changes its applicable Lending Office), except to the extent that such Lender’s assignor (if any), immediately prior to the assignment to such Lender, or such Lender, immediately prior to such Lender’s change in Lending Office, was entitled to additional amounts in respect of such withholding tax pursuant to this Section 3.01(a), (iii) any taxes imposed as a result of such Agent’s or such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 3.01(b) or Section 3.01(c), (iv) any withholding taxes imposed pursuant to FATCA and (v) additions to tax, penalties and interest on the foregoing amounts in clauses (i) through (iv) of this Section 3.01 (all such non-excluded taxes, duties, levies, imposts, deductions, assessments, fees, withholdings or similar charges and liabilities being hereinafter

 

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referred to as “Taxes”). Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, Taxes includes any tax required to be withheld or deducted from any interest or other payment under Division 11A of the Australian Tax Act on payments by any Borrower or any Guarantor to or for the account of any Agent or any Lender under any Loan Document. If a Borrower, a Guarantor or any other applicable withholding agent is required to deduct or withhold any taxes from or in respect of any payment by the applicable Borrower or Guarantor under any Loan Document to any Agent or any Lender, (i) the applicable withholding agent shall make such deductions or withholdings, (ii) the applicable withholding agent shall pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant taxing authority, (iii) to the extent such taxes are Taxes or Other Taxes (as defined below) an additional amount will be payable by the applicable Loan Party as necessary so that after all required deductions and withholdings have been made (including deductions and withholding to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01(a)), each of such Agent or such Lender receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions or withholdings been made, and (iv) within thirty (30) days after the date of any such payment by the any Borrower or any Guarantor (or, if receipts or evidence are not available within thirty (30) days, as soon as practicable thereafter), the applicable Borrower or Guarantor shall furnish to such Agent or Lender (as the case may be) the original or a facsimile copy of a receipt evidencing payment thereof to the extent such a receipt has been made available to the applicable Borrower or Guarantor (or other evidence of payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent).

(b) Any Agent or Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Lead Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Lead 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 Agent or Lender, if reasonably requested by Lead Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable Laws or reasonably requested by the Lead Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Lead Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Agent or 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 3.01(c)(i), Section 3.01(c)(iii) and Section 3.01(c)(iv)) shall not be required if in any Agent’s or Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject any Agent or such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Agent or Lender or any of its Affiliates (it being understood that, in the case of U.S. federal taxes, providing any information currently required by IRS Forms W-8BEN-E, W-8 ECI or W-8IMY shall not be considered prejudicial to the position of a recipient).

(c) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing:

(i) To the extent it is legally eligible to do so, each Lender that is neither a U.S. Person (each a “Foreign Lender”) nor an Agent agrees to complete and deliver to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which the Foreign Lender becomes a party hereto (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Lead Borrower or the Administrative Agent), two (2) accurate, complete and signed copies of whichever of the following is applicable: (i) IRS Form W-8BEN (or IRS Form W-8BEN-E) or successor form certifying that it is entitled to benefits under an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party; (ii) IRS Form W-8ECI or successor form certifying that the income receivable pursuant to any Loan Document is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and, in the case of an Agent with respect to payments received on account of any Lender, a U.S. branch withholding certificate on IRS Form W-8IMY or any successor thereto evidencing the Agent’s agreement with the Borrowers to be treated as a U.S. Person for U.S. federal withholding purposes pursuant to Treasury Regulation Section 1.1441-1(b)(2)(iv)(A); (iii) if the Foreign Lender is not (A) a bank described in Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (B) a 10-percent shareholder described in Section 871(h)(3)(B) of the Code, or (C) a controlled foreign corporation related to the Borrowers within the meaning of Section 864(d)(4) of the Code, a certificate to that effect in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit H-1 (a “Non-Bank Certificate”) and an IRS Form W-8BEN (or IRS Form W-8BEN-E) or successor form, certifying that the Foreign Lender is not a United States person; (iv) to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner for U.S. federal income tax purposes, IRS Form W-8IMY (or any successor forms) of the Foreign Lender, accompanied by, as and to the extent applicable, an IRS Form W-8BEN (or IRS Form W-8BEN-E), IRS Form W-8ECI, Non-Bank Certificate in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit H-

 

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2, Exhibit H-3, or Exhibit H-4 (as applicable) (provided, that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership, the Foreign Lender may provide a Non-Bank Certificate on behalf of its beneficial owners), IRS Form W-9, IRS Form W-8IMY (or other successor forms) and any other required supporting information from each beneficial owner (it being understood that a Foreign Lender need not provide certificates or supporting documentation from beneficial owners if (x) the Foreign Lender is a “qualified intermediary” or “withholding foreign partnership” for U.S. federal income tax purposes and (y) such Foreign Lender is as a result able to establish, and does establish, that payments to such Foreign Lender are, to the extent applicable, entitled to an exemption from or, if an exemption is not available, a reduction in the rate of, U.S. federal withholding taxes without providing such certificates or supporting documentation); or (v) any other form prescribed by applicable requirements of U.S. federal income tax law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding tax duly completed together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable requirements of law to permit the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made.

(ii) In addition, each such Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally eligible to do so deliver to the Lead 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 Lead Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of any other form prescribed by applicable Law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable Law to permit the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made.

(iii) If a payment made to a Lender or Agent under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender or Agent were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender or Agent shall deliver to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by Law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Lead Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable Laws (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Lead Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA, to determine whether such Lender or Agent has complied with such Lender’s or Agent’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount, if any, to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (iii), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

(iv) On or before the date any Agent (or any successor thereto) becomes a party to this Agreement, such Agent shall provide to the Lead Borrower two duly-signed, properly completed copies of the documentation prescribed in clause (i) or (ii) below, as applicable (together with all required attachments thereto): (i) if the Agent is a U.S. Person, executed copies of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Agent is not subject to U.S. federal backup withholding tax, or (ii) if the Agent is not a U.S. Person, (A) with respect to any payments to be received on its own behalf, executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI or W-8BEN-E, as applicable, and (B) with respect to payments received on account of any Lender, executed copies of a U.S. branch withholding certificate on IRS Form W-8IMY (or any successor form) evidencing its agreement to be treated as a U.S. Person for U.S. federal withholding purposes as contemplated by Section 1.1441(b)(2)(iv) of the United States Treasury Regulations. Each Agent agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 3.01(c)(iv) expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any material respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Lead Borrower in writing of its legal inability to do.

(v) Each Agent or Lender that is a U.S. Person (each a “U.S. Lender”) agrees, to the extent it is legally eligible to do so, to complete and deliver to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent two (2) copies of accurate, complete and signed IRS Form W-9 or successor form certifying that such U.S. Lender is not subject to United States federal backup withholding tax on or prior to the Closing Date (or on or prior to the date it becomes a party to this Agreement) from time to time thereafter if reasonably requested by the Lead Borrower or the Administrative Agent; provided, however, that if such Agent or Lender is a disregarded entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes, it shall provide the appropriate withholding form of its owner (together with appropriate supporting documentation).

 

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(vi) Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 3.01(c) expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

(d) [Reserved].

(e) Without duplication of any obligation set forth in Section 3.01(a), the Borrowers agree to pay any and all present or future stamp, court or documentary taxes and any other excise (in the nature of a documentary or similar tax), property, intangible (in the nature of a documentary or similar tax), filing or mortgage recording taxes or charges or similar levies imposed by any Governmental Authority which arise from any payment made under any Loan Document or the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document (including additions to tax, penalties and interest related thereto) excluding, in each case, such amounts imposed in connection with an Assignment and Assumption, grant of a participation, transfer or assignment to or designation of a new applicable Lending Office or other office for receiving payments under any Loan Document (other than to the extent that any such Assignment and Assumption, grant of a participation, transfer or assignment to or designation of a new applicable Lending Office or other office for receiving payments under any Loan Document was made at the request of any Loan Party) (all such non-excluded taxes described in this Section 3.01(e) being hereinafter referred to as “Other Taxes”).

(f) Without duplication of any obligation set forth in Section 3.01(a), if any Taxes with respect to any payment of principal or interest received by any Agent or Lender in respect of any Loan Document, or any Other Taxes, are directly asserted against, or required to be deducted or withheld from a payment to, any Agent or Lender, the Borrowers will jointly and severally promptly indemnify and hold harmless such Agent or Lender for the full amount of such Taxes and Other Taxes (and any Taxes and Other Taxes imposed on amounts payable under this Section 3.01), and any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes or Other Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted. Payments under this Section 3.01(f) shall be made within ten (10) days after the date the Lead Borrower receives written demand for payment from such Agent or Lender. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Lead Borrower by an Agent or a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(g) [Reserved].

(h) If the Lead Borrower determines in good faith that a reasonable basis exists for contesting any Taxes for which indemnification has been demanded or additional amounts have been payable hereunder, the relevant Lender or the relevant Agent, as applicable, shall cooperate with the Lead Borrower in a reasonable challenge of such Taxes if so requested by the Lead Borrower; provided that (i) such Lender or Agent determines in its reasonable discretion that it would not be prejudiced by cooperating in such challenge, (ii) the Borrowers pay all related expenses of such Agent or Lender, (iii) the Borrowers indemnify such Lender or Agent for any liabilities or other costs incurred by such party in connection with such challenge and (iv) the Borrowers indemnify the relevant Lender or Agent, as applicable, for any Taxes or Other Taxes before any such contest.

(i) If any Agent or any Lender determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund in respect of any Taxes or Other Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by any Borrower or any Guarantor, as the case may be, or with respect to which any Borrower or any Guarantor, as the case may be, has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 3.01, it shall promptly remit such refund to the Borrowers (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by any Borrower or any Guarantor, as the case may be, under this Section 3.01 with respect to the Taxes or Other Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses (including any taxes) incurred by such Agent or such Lender and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund); provided that the Borrowers, upon the request of such Agent or such Lender, agree to repay the amount paid over to the Borrowers (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to such Agent or such Lender in the event such Agent or such Lender is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority.

 

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Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this clause (i), in no event will any Agent or Lender be required to pay any amount to the Borrowers pursuant to this clause (i) the payment of which would place the Agent or Lender in a less favorable net after-tax position than the Agent or Lender would have been in if the Tax or Other Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax or Other Tax had never been paid.

(j) [Reserved].

(k) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent may deduct and withhold any taxes required by any Laws to be deducted and withheld from any payment under any of the Loan Documents, subject to the provisions of this Section 3.01.

(l) With respect to any Lender or Agent’s claim for compensation under Section 3.01(f), no Borrower or Guarantor shall be required to compensate such Lender or Agent for any amount incurred more than 180 days prior to the date that such Lender or Agent notifies the Lead Borrower of the event that gives rise to such claim, provided that, if such claim results from a retroactive Change in Law, then such 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.

(m) The agreements in this Section 3.01 shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Loans and all other amounts payable hereunder.

(n) For the avoidance of doubt, the terms “Lender” and “Foreign Lender” shall, for purposes of this Section 3.01, include any L/C Issuer and the Swing Line Lender.

(o) [Reserved].

(p) Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within 10 days after demand therefor, for (i) any Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so), (ii) any taxes (including interest and penalties) attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 10.07(e) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any taxes (including interest and penalties) excluded from the definition of 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 payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this clause (p).

Section 3.02 Illegality. If any Lender reasonably determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to the Eurocurrency Rate or BBSY Bid, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate, or any Governmental Authority has imposed material restrictions on the authority of such Lender to purchase or sell, or to take deposits of, Dollars or Australian dollars in the applicable interbank market, then, on notice thereof by such Lender to the Lead Borrower through the Administrative Agent, (i) any obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to Eurocurrency Rate Loans, as applicable, shall be suspended and (ii) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Base Rate Loans the interest rate on which is determined by reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component of the Base Rate, the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender, shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of such notice, (x) the Borrowers shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay all of such Lender’s Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans, as applicable, or convert all of such Lender’s Eurocurrency Rate Loans to Base Rate Loans (the interest rate on which

 

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Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component of the Base Rate, if applicable), in each case, either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans, as applicable, to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans, as applicable, and (y) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon the Eurocurrency Rate, the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Base Rate applicable to such Lender without reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component thereof (if applicable) until the Administrative Agent is advised in writing by such Lender that it is no longer illegal for such Lender to determine or charge interest rates based upon the Eurocurrency Rate. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrowers shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted and all amounts due, if any, in connection with such prepayment or conversion under Section 3.05. Each Lender agrees to designate a different Lending Office if such designation will avoid the need for such notice and will not, in the good faith judgment of such Lender, otherwise be materially disadvantageous to such Lender.

Section 3.03 Inability to Determine Rates; Benchmark Replacement.

(a) If the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders reasonably determine that for any reason, adequate and reasonable means do not exist for determining the Eurocurrency Rate or BBSY Bid for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan, respectively, or that the Eurocurrency Rate or BBSY Bid for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan, respectively does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of funding such Loan, or that deposits are not being offered to banks in the relevant interbank market for the applicable amount and the Interest Period of such Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan, respectively, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify the Lead Borrower and each Lender. Thereafter, (x) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans, as applicable, shall be suspended and (y) with respect to Loans denominated in Dollars, in the event of a determination described in the preceding sentence with respect to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component of the Base Rate, the utilization of the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component in determining the Base Rate shall be suspended, in each case until the Administrative Agent (upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice. Upon receipt of such notice, the Lead Borrower may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing or continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans or conversion to Eurocurrency Rate Loans, or, (i) with respect to a Loan denominated in Dollars, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans (determined without reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component thereof, if applicable) in the amount specified therein and (ii) with respect to a Loan denominated in Australian Dollars, Section 3.10 will apply to such Loan for the applicable Interest Period. The parties to this Agreement shall use commercially reasonable efforts (exercised in good faith) to effect the foregoing in a manner that is intended to comply with the terms of Proposed United States Treasury Regulation Section 1.1001-6 (or any successor or similar Treasury Regulations) such that any actions taken pursuant to this Section 3.03 do not constitute a “significant modification” for purposes of United States Treasury Regulation Section 1.1001-3.

(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document:

(i) On March 5, 2021 ICE Benchmark Administration (“IBA”), the entity that calculates and publishes LIBOR, and the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), the regulatory supervisor of IBA, made public statements regarding the future cessation of LIBOR. According to the FCA, IBA will permanently cease publication of (A) the 1-week and 2-month USD LIBOR settings following the publication of such settings on December 31, 2021, and (B) the overnight/Spot Next, 1-month, 3-month, 6-month and 12-month USD LIBOR settings, immediately following the publication of such settings on June 30, 2023. As a consequence, (x) on January 1, 2022, any option to select 1 week or 2-month USD LIBOR will no longer be available and (y) on the earliest of (A) July 1, 2023, (B) the date that all Available Tenors of USD LIBOR have either permanently or indefinitely ceased to be provided by IBA or have been announced by the FCA pursuant to public statement or publication of information to be no longer representative and (C) the Early Opt-in Effective Date, with respect to Loans denominated in Dollars, if the then-current Benchmark is USD LIBOR, the applicable Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark, in the case of both clauses (x) and (y), for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any setting of such Benchmark on such day and all subsequent settings without any amendment to, or further action by or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document. If the Benchmark Replacement for Loans denominated in Dollars is Daily Simple SOFR, all interest payments in respect of such Loans will be payable on a monthly basis.

 

 

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(ii) If any Benchmark Transition Event occurs after the date hereof (other than as described in Section 3.03(b)(i)) with respect to any Benchmark, the applicable Benchmark will be replaced with the applicable Benchmark Replacement for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any Benchmark setting on the later of (A) 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders and the Lead Borrower (together, if applicable, with an amendment to this Agreement implementing such Benchmark Replacement and any applicable Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes) or (B) such other date as may be determined by the Administrative Agent, in each case, without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time (or, in the case of clause (B) above, such time as may be specified by the Administrative Agent as a deadline to receive objections, but in any case, no less than five (5) Business Days after the date such notice is provided to the Lenders and the Lead Borrower), written notice of objection to such Benchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders; provided, however, that in the event that the then-current Benchmark with respect to Dollar-denominated Loans is not a SOFR-based rate, then the Benchmark Replacement shall be determined in accordance with clause (1)(a) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” unless the Administrative Agent has determined that neither of such alternative rates is available. At any time that the administrator of any then-current Benchmark has permanently or indefinitely ceased to provide such Benchmark or such Benchmark has been announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark pursuant to public statement or publication of information to be no longer representative of the underlying market and economic reality that such Benchmark is intended to measure and that representativeness will not be restored, the Lead Borrower may revoke any request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Loans to be made, converted or continued that would bear interest by reference to such Benchmark until the Lead Borrower’s receipt of notice from the Administrative Agent that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced such Benchmark, and, failing that, the Lead Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans, if applicable. During the period referenced in the foregoing sentence, the component of Base Rate based upon the applicable Benchmark will not be used in any determination of Base Rate.

(iii) In connection with the implementation and administration of a Benchmark Replacement (whether in connection with the replacement of LIBOR or any future Benchmark), the Administrative Agent will have the right, with the consent of the Lead Borrower, 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 to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

(iv) The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Lead Borrower and the Lenders of (A) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement and (B) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower pursuant to this Section 3.03(b) including, without limitation, any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment, or implementation of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes, the timing of implementation of any Benchmark Replacement 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 on all parties hereto absent manifest error and may be made in its sole discretion and without consent from any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 3.03(b), and shall not be a basis of any claim of liability of any kind or nature by any party hereto, all such claims being hereby waived individually by each party hereto.

 

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(v) At any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (A) if a then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including Term SOFR or USD LIBOR, or any alternate rate selected in an Early Opt-in Election), then the Administrative Agent may remove any tenor of such Benchmark that is unavailable or non-representative for such Benchmark (including any Benchmark Replacement) settings and (B) if such tenor becomes available or representative, the Administrative Agent may reinstate any previously removed tenor for such Benchmark (including any Benchmark Replacement) settings.

Section 3.04 Increased Cost and Reduced Return; Capital Adequacy; Reserves on Eurocurrency Rate Loans, etc.

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

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

(ii) [reserved]; or

(iii) (A) impose on any Lender any increase in the cost to such Lender of agreeing to make or making, funding or maintaining Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans or (as the case may be) issuing or participating in Letters of Credit (other than, in each case, with respect to taxes governed by Section 3.01), or (B) cause a reduction in the amount received or receivable by any Lender in connection with any of the foregoing, that is not otherwise accounted for in the definition of Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate (excluding for purposes of this Section 3.04(a) any such increased costs or reduction in amount resulting from (x) reserve requirements contemplated by Section 3.04(d) and (y) amounts otherwise excluded in the parenthetical in clause (ii) immediately above);

or the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender of making or maintaining any Loan the interest on which is determined by reference to the Eurocurrency Rate or BBSY Bid or issuing or participating in any Letters of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan or issue or participate in any such Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, from time to time within fifteen (15) days after demand by such Lender setting forth in reasonable detail such increased costs or such reduction in amount (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent), the Borrowers will pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered. At any time that any Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan is affected by the circumstances described in this Section 3.04(a), the Borrowers may, subject to Section 3.05, either (i) if the affected Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan is then being made pursuant to a Borrowing, cancel such Borrowing by giving the Administrative Agent written notice thereof on the same date that the Borrowers receive any such demand from such Lender or (ii) if the affected Eurocurrency Rate Loan is then outstanding, upon at least three Business Days’ notice to the Administrative Agent, require the affected Lender to convert such Eurocurrency Rate Loan into a Base Rate Loan (determined without reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component thereof), if applicable.

(b) Capital Requirements. If any Lender reasonably determines that the introduction of any Change in Law regarding capital adequacy or liquidity requirements, or any change therein or the interpretation thereof, in each case after the date hereof, or compliance by such Lender (or its Lending Office) therewith, has the effect of reducing the rate of return on the capital of such Lender, or any corporation or holding company controlling such Lender as a consequence of such Lender’s obligations hereunder (taking into consideration its policies and the policies of such Lender’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time upon demand of such Lender setting forth in reasonable detail the charge and the calculation of such reduced rate of return (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent), the Borrowers will pay to such Lender, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such Lender’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.

(c) Certificates for Reimbursement. A certificate of a Lender setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in clause (a) or (b) of this Section 3.04 and delivered to the Lead Borrower shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrowers shall pay such Lender, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.

 

 

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(d) Reserves on Eurocurrency Rate Borrowings. The Borrowers shall pay to each Lender, (i) as long as such Lender shall be required to maintain reserves with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency Rate funds or deposits, additional interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Eurocurrency Rate Loan equal to the actual costs of such reserves allocated to such Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error), and (ii) as long as such Lender shall be required to comply with any reserve ratio requirement or analogous requirement of any other central banking or financial regulatory authority imposed in respect of the maintenance of the Commitments or the funding of the Eurocurrency Rate Loans, such additional costs (expressed as a percentage per annum and rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest five decimal places) equal to the actual costs allocated to such Commitment or Loan by such Lender (as determined by such Lender in good faith, which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) which in each case shall be due and payable on each date on which interest is payable on such Loan; provided the Borrowers shall have received at least fifteen (15) days’ prior notice (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of such additional interest or cost from such Lender; provided, further, that any such costs described in clauses (d)(i) and (d)(ii) resulting from reserve requirements contemplated by the definition of Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate shall be excluded for all purposes under this Section 3.04(d). If a Lender fails to give notice fifteen (15) days prior to the relevant Interest Payment Date, such additional interest or cost shall be due and payable fifteen (15) days from receipt of such notice.

(e) Delay in Requests. Failure or delay on the part of any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 3.04 shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 3.04 for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than one hundred and eighty (180) days prior to the date that such Lender notifies the Lead Borrower of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof). No Lender shall demand compensation pursuant to this Section 3.04 unless such Lender is generally making corresponding demands on similar types of borrowers for similar amounts pursuant to similar provisions in other loan documents to which such Lender is a party.

Section 3.05 Funding Losses. Upon written demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, which demand shall set forth in reasonable detail the basis for requesting such amount, the Borrowers shall promptly compensate such Lender for and hold such Lender harmless from any loss, cost or expense incurred by it as a result of:

(a) any continuation, conversion (in the case of Eurocurrency Rate Loans only), payment or prepayment of any Eurocurrency Rate Loan or BBSY Rate Loan on a day prior to the last day of the Interest Period for such Loan (whether voluntary, mandatory, automatic, by reason of acceleration, or otherwise);

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

(c) any assignment of a Eurocurrency Rate Loan or a BBSY Rate Loan on a day prior to the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by the Lead Borrower pursuant to Section 3.07,

including any loss or expense (excluding loss of anticipated profits or margin) actually incurred by reason of the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained.

 

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Section 3.06 Matters Applicable to All Requests for Compensation.

(a) Designation of a Different Lending Office. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or the Borrowers are required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender or L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 3.01, or if any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then such Lender or L/C Issuer, as applicable 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 or L/C Issuer, as applicable, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.01 or Section 3.04, as the case may be, in the future, or eliminate the need for the notice pursuant to Section 3.02, as applicable, and (ii) in each case, would not subject such Lender or L/C Issuer, as applicable to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender or L/C Issuer, as applicable, in any material economic, legal or regulatory respect. The Borrowers hereby agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender any L/C Issuer in connection with any such designation or assignment.

(b) Suspension of Lender Obligations. If any Lender requests compensation by the Borrowers under Section 3.04, the Lead Borrower may, by notice to such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), suspend the obligation of such Lender to make or continue Eurocurrency Rate Loans from one Interest Period to another Interest Period, or to convert Base Rate Loans into Eurocurrency Rate Loans, until the event or condition giving rise to such request ceases to be in effect (in which case the provisions of Section 3.06(c) shall be applicable); provided that such suspension shall not affect the right of such Lender to receive the compensation so requested.

(c) If the obligation of any Lender to make or continue from one Interest Period to another Interest Period any Eurocurrency Rate Loan, or to convert Base Rate Loans into Eurocurrency Rate Loans, shall be suspended pursuant to Section 3.06(b) hereof, such Lender’s Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be automatically converted into Base Rate Loans (determined without reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component thereof, if applicable) on the last day(s) of the then current Interest Period(s) for such Eurocurrency Rate Loans (or, in the case of an immediate conversion required by Section 3.02, on such earlier date as required by Law) and, unless and until such Lender gives notice as provided below that the circumstances specified in Section 3.01, Section 3.02, Section 3.03 or Section 3.04 hereof that gave rise to such conversion no longer exist:

(i) to the extent that such Lender’s Eurocurrency Rate Loans have been so converted, all payments and prepayments of principal that would otherwise be applied to such Lender’s Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be applied instead to its Base Rate Loans (which shall be determined without reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component thereof, if applicable); and

(ii) all Loans that would otherwise be made or continued from one Interest Period to another Interest Period by such Lender as Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall be made or continued instead as Base Rate Loans, and all Base Rate Loans of such Lender that would otherwise be converted into Eurocurrency Rate Loans shall remain as Base Rate Loans (which shall be determined without reference to the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate component thereof).

(d) Conversion of Eurocurrency Rate Loans. If any Lender gives notice to the Lead Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) that the circumstances specified in Section 3.02, 3.03 or 3.04 hereof that gave rise to the conversion of such Lender’s Eurocurrency Rate Loans no longer exist (which such Lender agrees to do promptly upon such circumstances ceasing to exist) at a time when Eurocurrency Rate Loans made by other Lenders are outstanding, such Lender’s Base Rate Loans shall be automatically converted, on the first day(s) of the next succeeding Interest Period(s) for such outstanding Eurocurrency Rate Loans to the extent necessary so that, after giving effect thereto, all Loans of a given Class held by the Lenders of such Class holding Eurocurrency Rate Loans and by such Lenders are held pro rata (as to principal amounts, interest rate basis, and Interest Periods) in accordance with their respective Pro Rata Shares.

(e) Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, a Lender shall not be entitled to any compensation pursuant to Section 3.04 to the extent such Lender is not generally making corresponding demands from borrowers (similarly situated to the Borrowers hereunder) under comparable syndicated credit facilities.

 

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Section 3.07 Replacement of Lenders under Certain Circumstances. If (i) any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, (ii) any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04 or ceases to make Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans as a result of any condition described in Section 3.02 or Section 3.04, (iii) the Borrowers are required to pay any Taxes, Other Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01, (iv) any Lender is a Non-Consenting Lender or (v) any other circumstance exists hereunder that gives the Borrowers the right to replace a Lender as a party hereto, then the Lead Borrower may, at its sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in, and consents required by, Section 10.07), all of its interests, rights and obligations under this Agreement and the related Loan Documents to one or more Eligible Assignees (none of whom shall be a Defaulting Lender) that shall assume such obligations (any of which assignees may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that:

(a) the Borrowers shall have paid to the Administrative Agent the assignment fee specified in Section 10.07(b)(iv) (unless waived by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion);

(b) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder and under the other Loan Documents (including any amounts payable under Section 3.05) from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Borrowers (in the case of all other amounts);

(c) such Lender being replaced pursuant to this Section 3.07 shall (i) execute and deliver an Assignment and Assumption with respect to such Lender’s Commitment and outstanding Loans and participations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans, and (ii) deliver any Notes evidencing such Loans to the Lead Borrower or Administrative Agent (or a lost or destroyed note indemnity in lieu thereof); provided that the failure of any such Lender to deliver such Assignment and Assumption or such Notes (or such indemnity in lieu thereof) shall not render such sale and purchase (and the corresponding assignment) invalid and such assignment shall be recorded in the Register and the Notes shall be deemed to be canceled upon such assignment;

(d) pursuant to any Assignment and Assumption executed pursuant to Section 3.07(c), (A) the assignee Lender shall acquire all or a portion, as the case may be, of the assigning Lender’s Commitment and outstanding Loans and participations in L/C Obligations and Swing Line Loans, (B) all obligations of the Borrowers owing to the assigning Lender relating to the Loans and participations so assigned shall be paid in full by the assignee Lender to such assigning Lender concurrently with such assignment and assumption and (C) upon such payment and, if so requested by the assignee Lender, delivery to the assignee Lender of the appropriate Note or Notes executed by the Borrowers, the assignee Lender shall become a Lender hereunder and the assigning Lender shall cease to constitute a Lender hereunder with respect to such assigned Loans, Commitments and participations, except with respect to indemnification and confidentiality provisions under this Agreement, which shall survive as to such assigning Lender;

(e) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 3.04 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 3.01, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments thereafter; and

(f) such assignment does not conflict with applicable Laws.

In connection with any such replacement, if any such Lender being replaced pursuant to this Section 3.07 does not execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a duly executed Assignment and Assumption reflecting such replacement within five (5) Business Days of the date on which the assignee Lender executes and delivers such Assignment and Assumption to such Lender being replaced pursuant to this Section 3.07, then such Lender being replaced pursuant to this Section 3.07 shall be deemed to have executed and delivered such Assignment and Assumption without any action on the part of such Lender.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained above, any Lender that acts as an L/C Issuer may not be replaced hereunder at any time that it has any Letter of Credit issued and outstanding hereunder unless any such Letters of Credit have been Cash Collateralized or other arrangements reasonably satisfactory to such L/C Issuer shall have been made with respect to each such outstanding Letter of Credit and the Lender that acts as the Administrative Agent may not be replaced hereunder except in accordance with the terms of Section 9.09.

 

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In the event that (i) the Lead Borrower or the Administrative Agent has requested that the Lenders consent to a departure or waiver of any provisions of the Loan Documents or agree to any amendment or modification thereto, (ii) the consent, waiver or amendment or modification in question requires the agreement of each Lender, all affected Lenders or all the Lenders in accordance with the terms of Section 10.01 with respect to a certain Class or Classes of the Loans and (iii) the Required Lenders, Required Term Lenders, Required Revolving Credit Lenders or Required Facility Lenders, as applicable, have agreed (to the extent required by Section 10.01) to such consent, waiver or amendment or modification, then any Lender who does not agree to such consent, waiver or amendment or modification shall be deemed a “Non-Consenting Lender.”

A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment or delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrowers to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.

Section 3.08 Survival. All of the Borrowers’ obligations under this Article III shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments, repayment of all other Obligations and resignation of the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent.

Section 3.09 Public Offer.

(a) Each Borrower represents and acknowledges that invitations to become a Lender under this Agreement have been made on its behalf prior to the date of this Agreement to at least ten parties, each of whom, as at the date the relevant invitation was made, such Borrower’s relevant officers involved in the transaction on a day-to-day basis believed carried on the business of providing finance, or investing or dealing in securities, in the course of operating in financial markets.

(b) Each Borrower confirms that none of the parties under Section 3.09(a) were known or suspected by it to be an Offshore Associate of it or an Associate of any other such offeree.

(c) Each Lender which became a Lender under this Agreement as a result of accepting an invitation under Section 3.09(a) represents and warrants to the Borrowers that it was at the time it received the invitation, carrying on the business of providing finance, or investing or dealing in securities, in the course of operating in financial markets, and its relevant officers involved in its participation under this Agreement did not know or suspect that it was an Offshore Associate of any Borrower at the time it received the invitation or at the time of advancing its participation in the Loans.

(d) Each Lender will provide to the Lead Borrower when reasonably requested by the Lead Borrower any factual information in its possession or which it is reasonably able to provide to assist the Borrowers to demonstrate that Section 128F of the Australian Tax Act has been satisfied where to do so will not in the reasonable opinion of such Lender breach any Law or duty of confidence. The Lead Borrower will reimburse each Lender for any reasonable costs incurred in complying with this Section 3.09(d).

(e) If, for any reason, the requirements of Section 128F of the Australian Tax Act have not been satisfied in relation to interest payable on Loans (except to an Offshore Associate of a Borrower), then upon request by the Administrative Agent, any Lead Arranger or the Lead Borrower, each Secured Party shall cooperate and take steps reasonably requested with a view to satisfying those requirements:

(i) where a Secured Party breached Section 3.09(c), at the cost of that Secured Party; or

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Section 3.10 Cost of Funds.

(a) If this Section 3.10 applies in a provision set out in this Agreement, the rate of interest on each relevant Lender’s share of the relevant Loan for the relevant Interest Period shall be the percentage rate per annum which is the sum of:

(i) the Applicable Rate; and

(ii) the rate notified to the Administrative Agent by the Required Lenders, to be that which expresses as a percentage rate per annum, the cost to the relevant Lender(s) of funding its participation in that Loan from whatever source it may reasonably select. That rate is to be notified as soon as practicable and in any event before interest is due to be paid in respect of that Interest Period.

(b) If this Section 3.10 applies in a provision set out in this Agreement and the Administrative Agent or the Lead Borrower so requires, the Administrative Agent and the Lead Borrower shall enter into negotiations (for a period of not more than 30 days) with a view to agreeing a substitute basis for determining the rate of interest.

(c) Any alternative basis agreed pursuant to subparagraph (b) above shall, with the prior consent of all the Lenders and the Lead Borrower, be binding on all parties to this Agreement.

(d) If this Section 3.10 applies in a provision set out in this Agreement, but any Lender does not supply a quotation by the time specified in paragraph (a)(ii)above, the rate of interest for that Lender shall be calculated on the basis of the quotations of the remaining Lenders.

ARTICLE IV

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS

Section 4.01 Conditions to Initial Credit Extension. The obligation of each Lender to make its initial Credit Extension hereunder on the Closing Date is subject to satisfaction or waiver, in accordance with Section 10.01, of each of the following conditions precedent:

(a) The Administrative Agent’s receipt of the following, each of which shall be originals, facsimiles or copies in .pdf form by electronic mail (followed promptly by originals) unless otherwise specified, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of the signing Loan Party (if applicable):

(i) a Loan Notice or Letter of Credit Application, as applicable, relating to the initial Credit Extension and which shall be delivered in accordance with Section 2.02 or Section 2.03, as applicable;

(ii) executed counterparts of this Agreement duly executed by each of Holdings and each Borrower;

(iii) each Guaranty and the other Collateral Documents set forth on Schedule 1.01B required to be executed on the Closing Date, as indicated on such schedule, duly executed by each Loan Party party thereto as of the Closing Date, together with:

(A) certificates, if any, representing the Pledged Collateral that is certificated Equity Interests of each Borrower and each of the other Subsidiaries, to the extent that same are required to be delivered pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, each accompanied by undated stock powers or share transfer forms executed in blank; and

(B) evidence that all Uniform Commercial Code financing statements in the jurisdiction of organization of each Loan Party and PPSA financing statements that the Administrative Agent and the Collateral Agent may deem reasonably necessary to satisfy the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement shall have been provided for, and arrangements for the filing thereof in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent shall have been made;

 

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(iv) (x) other than in the case of an Australian Loan Party, such certificates of good standing or status (to the extent that such concepts exist) from the applicable secretary of state (or equivalent authority) of the jurisdiction of organization, registration or incorporation of each Loan Party (in each case, to the extent applicable), certificates of customary resolutions (or extracts from those resolutions) or other customary action, customary certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan Party and incumbency certificates of each Loan Party evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party or is to be a party on the Closing Date; (y) in the case of each Australian Loan Party, a verification certificate dated as of the Closing Date and signed by one (1) director of such Australian Loan Party (A) certifying the following items: (1) a copy of the certificate of registration, certificate of change of name (if any)and constitution (or other equivalent constituent and governing documents) of such Australian Loan Party, (2) a copy of a true, complete and up-to-date extract of board resolutions (or equivalent) approving the entry by such Australian Loan Party into the Loan Documents to which it is a party and the performance of its obligations thereunder, (3) any power of attorney under which such Australian Loan Party is signing the Loan Documents, (4) a true and complete specimen of signatures for each of the directors or authorized signatories having executed for and on behalf of such Australian Loan Party the Loan Documents and (5) a certified copy of the share register of the Australian Loan Party, and (B) confirming that: (1) such Australian Loan Party is solvent and (2) such Australian Loan Party is not prevented by Chapter 2E or Part 2J.3 of the Australian Corporations Act from entering into and performing its obligations under the Loan Documents; and, (z) in the case of the Lead Borrower, a certificate of a Responsible Officer that the condition specified in clause (e) below has been satisfied;

(v) (x) a customary opinion from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, counsel to the Loan Parties, (y) a customary opinion from Duane Morris LLP, New Jersey counsel to the Loan Parties and (z) in relation to the Australian Loan Parties and Australian law matters, a customary opinion from King & Wood Mallesons, Australian counsel to the Administrative Agent; and

(vi) a certificate, substantially in the form of Exhibit S, attesting to the Solvency of Holdings and its Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, on the Closing Date after giving effect to the Transaction, from the chief financial officer (or other officer or authorized signatory with equivalent duties) of Holdings.

provided, however, that, the requirements set forth in clause (iii) above, including the delivery of documents and instruments necessary to satisfy the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, including, without limitation, any Mortgages, Mortgage Policies and related real estate deliverables (except for in the case of clause (iii), the execution and delivery of the Security Agreement and to the extent that a Lien on the Collateral may be perfected (x) by the filing of a financing statement under the Uniform Commercial Code or PPSA, delivery of such financing statements or (y) in the case of certificated Equity Interests, by the delivery and possession of stock, share and other equity certificates and powers (or equivalent) of the Lead Borrowers, shall not constitute conditions precedent to any Credit Extension on the Closing Date after the Lead Borrower’s use of commercially reasonable efforts to satisfy such requirement on or prior to the Closing Date, or to the extent satisfying such requirement on or prior to the Closing Date would result in undue burden or expense, and the Lead Borrower hereby agrees to deliver, or cause to be delivered, such documents and instruments, or take or cause to be taken such other actions as may be required to deliver such documents or instruments or to perfect such security interests, within ninety (90) days after the Closing Date (subject to extensions approved by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion).

(b) All fees, premiums, expenses (including without limitation, legal fees and expenses, title premiums and recording taxes and fees) and other transaction costs incurred in connection with the Transaction (including to fund any OID and upfront fees) required to be paid under the Commitment Letter and the Fee Letter on the Closing Date to the Agents, the Lead Arrangers and the Lenders to the extent invoiced in reasonable detail at least three (3) Business Days before the Closing Date (except as otherwise reasonably agreed to by the Lead Borrower) shall have been paid in full to the extent then due.

(c) Prior to, or substantially concurrently with, the initial Credit Extensions, each of the Closing Date IPO and the Refinancing shall have been consummated.

 

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(d) The Administrative Agent and each Lender shall have received at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Closing Date all documentation and other information about each Borrower and each Guarantor reasonably requested in writing by it at least ten (10) Business Days prior to the Closing Date (including any beneficial ownership certification) required in order to comply with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act.

(e) The Specified Representations shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Closing Date.

Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the last paragraph of Section 9.03, for purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 4.01, each Agent and each Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender.

Section 4.02 Conditions to All Credit Extensions after the Closing Date. The obligation of each Lender to honor any Request for Credit Extension (other than a Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Loans to the other Type, a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans, as applicable, or (except as set forth in the applicable Incremental Amendment) a Borrowing pursuant to any Incremental Amendment) after the Closing Date is subject to the following conditions precedent:

(a) The representations and warranties of each Borrower and each other Loan Party contained in Article V or any other Loan Document shall be true and correct in all material respects (without duplication of materiality qualifiers) on and as of the date of such Credit Extension; provided that, to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date.

(b) At the time of and immediately after giving effect to any Borrowing after the Closing Date, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

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

(d) If the applicable Borrower is a Designated Borrower, then the conditions of Section 2.21 to the designation of such Borrower as a Designated Borrower shall have been met to the satisfaction of the Administrative Agent.

Each Request for Credit Extension (other than a Loan Notice requesting only a conversion of Loans to the other Type or a continuation of Eurocurrency Rate Loans or BBSY Rate Loans, as applicable, or a Borrowing in connection with any Incremental Amendment) submitted by the Lead Borrower after the Closing Date shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b), as applicable, have been satisfied on and as of the date of the applicable Credit Extension.

ARTICLE V

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

On the Closing Date and solely to the extent required pursuant to Section 4.02 hereof, each of the Borrowers and, in respect of Sections 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 5.04, 5.13, 5.17, 5.18 and 5.19 only, Holdings represent and warrant (solely to the extent required to be true and correct for the applicable Credit Extension pursuant to Article IV) to the Administrative Agent, the Collateral Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Lenders that (provided that the only representations and warranties made or the accuracy of which shall be tested under this Article V on the Closing Date shall be the Specified Representations):

 

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Section 5.01 Existence, Qualification and Power. Each Loan Party and each of its respective Restricted Subsidiaries that is a Material Subsidiary (a) is a Person duly organized, incorporated, registered or formed, validly existing and in good standing (to the extent such concept exists in such jurisdiction) under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation, registration or organization, (b) has all corporate or other organizational power and authority to (i) own its assets and carry on its business as currently conducted and (ii) in the case of the Loan Parties, execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, (c) is duly qualified and in good standing (to the extent such concept exists) under the Laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification, and (d) has all requisite governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals to operate its business as currently conducted; except in each case referred to in clauses (a) (other than with respect to the due organization, formation, incorporation or existence of the Loan Parties), (b)(i), (c) or (d), to the extent that failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 5.02 Authorization; No Contravention. (a) The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which it is a party has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action.

(b) The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Loan Party is a party do not and will not (A) materially contravene the terms of any of its Organization Documents; (B) result in any breach or contravention of, or the creation of any material Lien upon any of the property or assets of such Loan Party or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (other than as permitted by Section 7.01) under, (I) any Contractual Obligation to which such Loan Party is a party or affecting such Loan Party or the properties of such Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or (II) any order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to which such Loan Party or its property is subject; or (C) violate any applicable Laws, except with respect to any breach, contravention or violation (but not creation of Liens) referred to in clauses (B) and (C), to the extent that such breach, contravention or violation would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 5.03 Governmental Authorization; Other Consents. No approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority is necessary or required in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by any Loan Party of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except for (i) filings or other actions necessary to perfect the Liens on the Collateral granted by the Loan Parties in favor of the Secured Parties, (ii) the approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations, actions, notices and filings that have been duly obtained, taken, given or made and are in full force and effect (except to the extent not required to be obtained, taken, given or made or in full force and effect pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement), (iii) those approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations or other actions, notices or filings described in the Collateral Documents, and (iv) those approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations or other actions, notices or filings, the failure of which to obtain or make would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 5.04 Binding Effect. This Agreement and each other Loan Document has been duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is party thereto. This Agreement and each other Loan Document constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of each Loan Party, enforceable against each Loan Party that is party hereto and thereto in accordance with its respective terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by Debtor Relief Laws or other Laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and by general principles of equity and principles of good faith and fair dealing.

Section 5.05 Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.

(a) As of the Closing Date, the Annual Financial Statements and the Quarterly Financial Statements fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, assets and liabilities of Excelerate, L.P. and its Subsidiaries as of the dates thereof and their results of operations for the period covered thereby, in accordance with GAAP or IFRS in all material respects, as applicable, consistently applied throughout the periods covered thereby, (i) except that such financial statements use an as-billed revenue recognition policy consistent with historical policies or as otherwise expressly noted therein and (ii) subject, in the case of the Quarterly Financial Statements, to changes resulting from end-of-period adjustments (which end-of-period adjustments will be consistent in subject and nature with the year-end adjustments made in connection with the Annual Financial Statements), and the absence of footnotes.

 

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(b) Since the Closing Date, there has been no event or circumstance, either individually or in the aggregate, that has had or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 5.06 Litigation. There are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of the Lead Borrower, threatened in writing, at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against any Borrower or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries that would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 5.07 Labor Matters. Except as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, there are no strikes, lockouts or slowdowns against any Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary pending or, to the knowledge of the Lead Borrower, threatened.

Section 5.08 Ownership of Property; Liens. Each of the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries has good record and indefeasible title in fee simple to, or valid leasehold interests in, or easements or other limited property interests in, all real property necessary in the ordinary conduct of its business, free and clear of all Liens except for Liens permitted by Section 7.01 and except where the failure to have such title or other property interests described above would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 5.09 Environmental Matters. (a) Except as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, (i) the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries are in compliance with all Environmental Laws in all jurisdictions in which each of the Borrowers and each of the other Restricted Subsidiaries, as the case may be, is currently doing business (including having obtained all Environmental Permits required for the operation of the business) and (ii) none of the Borrowers nor any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries is subject to any pending, or to the knowledge of the Lead Borrower, threatened Environmental Claim or other Environmental Liability.

(b) None of the Borrowers nor any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries has treated, stored, transported or disposed of Hazardous Materials at or from any of its current or former real estate or facilities in a manner that would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 5.10 Taxes(a) . (a) Except as would not, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries have timely filed all Federal and state and other tax returns and reports required to be filed in any applicable jurisdiction, and have timely paid all Federal and state and other taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges (including satisfying its withholding tax obligations) levied or imposed on their properties, income or assets or otherwise due and payable in any applicable jurisdiction, except those which are being contested in good faith by appropriate actions and for which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable.

(b) If any Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary is a member of a Consolidated Group, it is a party to a valid Tax Sharing Agreement and a Tax Funding Agreement.

Section 5.11 ERISA Compliance. (a) (i) No ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur; (ii) none of the Borrowers nor any of their ERISA Affiliates has incurred, or reasonably expects to incur, any liability (and no event has occurred which, with the giving of notice under Section 4219 of ERISA, would result in such liability) under Section 4201 et seq. or Section 4243 of ERISA with respect to a Multiemployer Plan; and (iii) none of the Borrowers nor any of their ERISA Affiliates has engaged in a transaction that is subject to Section 4069 or Section 4212(c) of ERISA, except, with respect to each of the foregoing clauses of this Section 5.11(a), as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

(b) Except where noncompliance or the incurrence of an obligation would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, each Foreign Plan (if any) has been maintained in substantial compliance with its terms and with the requirements of any and all applicable Laws, and none of the Borrowers nor any other Restricted Subsidiary has incurred any obligation in connection with the termination of or withdrawal from any Foreign Plan.

 

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(c) Except where noncompliance or the incurrence of an obligation would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, each Employee Benefit Plan has been maintained in compliance with its terms and with the requirements of any and all applicable Laws, and none of the Borrowers nor any other Restricted Subsidiary has incurred any obligation in connection with the termination of or withdrawal from any Employee Benefit Plan.

Section 5.12 Subsidiaries. As of the Closing Date, (a) none of the Borrowers nor any other Loan Party has any Subsidiaries other than those specifically disclosed on Schedule 5.12, (b) all of the outstanding Equity Interests in the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries have been validly issued and are fully paid and (if applicable) nonassessable, and (c) all outstanding Equity Interests owned by Holdings (in the Lead Borrower) and by the Borrowers or any other Loan Party in any of their respective Restricted Subsidiaries are owned free and clear of all Liens of any Person except (x) to the extent permitted by the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, (y) those created under the Collateral Documents and (z) any nonconsensual Lien that is permitted under Section 7.01. As of the Closing Date, Schedule 5.12 (a) sets forth the name and jurisdiction of organization, incorporation or registration of each Subsidiary and (b) sets forth the ownership interest of Holdings in each of its Subsidiaries, including the percentage of such ownership.

Section 5.13 Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act. (a) As of the Closing Date, not more than 25% of the value of the Collateral of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, is Margin Stock. No Loan Party is engaged nor will it engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of (i) purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U issued by the FRB) or (ii) extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock, and no proceeds of any Borrowings or drawings under any Letter of Credit will be used for any purpose that violates Regulation U.

(b) No Loan Party is an “investment company” as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Section 5.14 Disclosure. As of the Closing Date and, with respect to information relating to the Borrowers and the other Subsidiaries or their respective businesses, to the knowledge of the Lead Borrower, the written information and written data furnished or concerning the Loan Parties that has been made available to any Agent or any Lender by or on behalf of the Borrowers in connection with the Transaction, when taken as a whole, did not, when furnished, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained therein not materially misleading in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made (after giving effect to all supplements and updates thereto); provided, that (a) with respect to financial estimates, projected financial information, forecasts and other forward-looking information, the Borrowers represent and warrant only that such information, when taken as a whole, was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed by the Borrowers to be reasonable at the time of preparation and at the time such financial estimates, projected financial information, forecasts and other forward looking information were made available to any Agent or Lender; it being understood that (i) such projections are not to be viewed as facts, (ii) such projections are subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Borrowers’ control, (iii) no assurance can be given that any particular projections will be realized and (iv) actual results during the period or periods covered by any such projections may differ significantly from the projected results and such differences may be material and (b) no representation or warranty is made with respect to information of a general economic or general industry nature.

Section 5.15 Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc. The Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries own or have a valid license or right to use, all patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, domain names, know-how, and database rights (collectively, “IP Rights”) that are used in the operation of their respective businesses as currently conducted, except where the failure to own or have a valid license or right to use any such IP Rights, either individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of the Lead Borrower, the operation of the respective businesses of the Borrowers or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries as currently conducted does not infringe upon misappropriate or otherwise violate any rights held by any Person, except for such infringements, misappropriations or violations that, either individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No claim or litigation regarding any IP Rights is pending or, to the knowledge of the Lead Borrower, threatened against any Borrower or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries, which, either individually or in the aggregate, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 5.16 Solvency. On the Closing Date, after giving effect to the Transaction, the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are Solvent and, in relation to each Australian Loan Party and Australian Subsidiary thereof, no Australian Insolvency Event is subsisting.

Section 5.17 Use of Proceeds. All proceeds of the Facilities shall be used as provided in Section 6.15.

Section 5.18 Compliance with Laws; PATRIOT Act; FCPA; OFAC.

(a) Compliance with Laws Generally. Each Loan Party and each Restricted Subsidiary is in compliance with the requirements of all applicable Laws (including, without limitation, the Sanctions Laws and Regulations, the FCPA, and the counter-terrorism financing provisions of the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970 (31 U.S.C. 5311 et. seq., (the Bank Secrecy Act), in each case including any such laws of Australia, including the Australian Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth)), as amended by Title III of the PATRIOT Act, and all regulations issued pursuant to it) and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its properties, except in such instances in which (i) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate actions diligently conducted or (ii) the failure to comply therewith would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(b) FCPA. No part of the proceeds of the Loans will be used, directly or, to the knowledge of the Lead Borrower, indirectly, for any payments to any governmental official or employee, political party, official of a political party, candidate for political office, or anyone else acting in an official capacity, in order to obtain, retain or direct business or obtain any improper advantage, in violation of the FCPA (or any such laws of Australia).

(c) OFAC. None of Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, nor, to the knowledge of Holdings, any director, officer, employee or agent of Holdings or any of its Subsidiaries, (i) is a Designated Person or (ii) is currently the target of any U.S. sanctions administered by OFAC. No part of the proceeds of the Loans will be used, directly or, to the knowledge of the Lead Borrower, indirectly, in violation of any Sanctions Laws and Regulations, U.S. sanctions administered by OFAC or the PATRIOT Act, or otherwise in violation of OFAC, the Patriot Act or any other anti-terrorism or anti-money laundering Law (or any such laws of Australia, including the Australian Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth)).

Section 5.19 Collateral Documents. Subject to the terms of Section 4.01 and except as otherwise contemplated hereby or under any other Loan Documents, the provisions of the Collateral Documents, together with such filings and other actions required to be taken hereby or by the applicable Collateral Documents, are effective to create in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties a legal, valid and perfected Lien on the Collateral with the ranking or priority required by the relevant Collateral Documents (subject to Liens permitted by Section 7.01) on all right, title and interest of Holdings, the Borrowers and the other applicable Loan Parties, respectively, in the Collateral described therein (other than such Collateral in which a security interest cannot be perfected under the Uniform Commercial Code or by possession or control).

Notwithstanding anything herein (including this Section 5.19) or in any other Loan Document to the contrary, none of the Borrowers nor any other Loan Party makes any representation or warranty as to (A) the effects of perfection or non-perfection, the priority or the enforceability of any pledge of or security interest in any Equity Interests of any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party, or as to the rights and remedies of the Agents or any Lender with respect thereto, under Law of any jurisdiction outside the United States and the Commonwealth of Australia, (B) the pledge or creation of any security interest, or the effects of perfection or non-perfection, the priority or the enforceability of any pledge of or security interest to the extent such pledge, security interest, perfection or priority is not required pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement or (C) on the Closing Date and until required pursuant to Section 6.11 or 6.13 or the proviso at the end of Section 4.01(a), the pledge or creation of any security interest, or the effects of perfection or non-perfection, the priority or enforceability of any pledge or security interest to the extent not required on the Closing Date pursuant to Section 4.01(a)(iii).

Section 5.20 Insurance. Schedule 5.20 sets forth a listing of all material insurance maintained by the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date (other than local insurance policies that are not material), with the amounts insured (and any deductibles) set forth therein.

 

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Section 5.21 Immunity from Suit. No Australian Loan Party is entitled to claim any general immunity from suit or execution for itself or its assets.

Section 5.22 Benefit. The entering into and performance by an Australian Loan Party of its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is expressed to be a party is for its commercial benefit.

Section 5.23 Trust. No Australian Loan Party enters into any Loan Document as trustee of any trust.

Section 5.24 Pari Passu Ranking. Each Australian Loan Party’s payment obligations under the Loan Documents rank at least pari passu with the claims of all its other unsecured and unsubordinated creditors, except for obligations mandatorily preferred by law applying to companies generally.

ARTICLE VI

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder or any Loan or other Obligation hereunder (other than (i) unasserted contingent indemnification obligations as to which no claim has been asserted and (ii) Obligations under Secured Hedge Agreements and Obligations under Secured Cash Management Agreements) shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding (other than Letters of Credit which have been Cash Collateralized), the Borrowers shall, and shall (except in the case of the covenants set forth in Section 6.01, Section 6.02 and Section 6.03) cause each of the other Restricted Subsidiaries to:

Section 6.01 Financial Statements. Deliver to the Administrative Agent by Electronic Transmission for prompt further distribution to each Lender each of the following and shall take the following actions:

(a) within ninety five (95) days after the end of each fiscal year of Holdings (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree to in its sole discretion) (commencing with the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021), a consolidated balance sheet of (A) Holdings and its Subsidiaries, as applicable, as at the end of such fiscal year, and the related consolidated statements of income or operations (as applicable), changes in members’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year together with related notes thereto, setting set forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year (provided that the financial statements delivered for the fiscal years ending December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2022 pursuant to this Section 6.01(a) shall not require comparative figures for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and ending December 31, 2021, respectively), all in reasonable detail and prepared in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable (other than with respect to any comparisons), audited and accompanied by an opinion of any independent registered public accounting firm of nationally recognized standing (or such other independent registered public accounting firm reasonably acceptable to the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent), which opinion shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and shall not be subject to any “going concern” or like qualification or exception or any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit (other than as may be required as a result of (x) an actual or prospective default or event of default with respect to any financial covenant (including the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.10) or (y) the impending maturity of any Indebtedness);

(b) within (i) forty-five (45) days after the end of the first three fiscal quarters of each fiscal year of Holdings or (ii) ninety (90) days after the end of the last fiscal quarter of each fiscal year of Holdings (or, in each case, such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree to in its sole discretion) (commencing with the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2022), a consolidated balance sheet of Holdings and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal quarter, and the related (i) consolidated statements of income or operations (as applicable) for such fiscal quarter and for the portion of the fiscal year then ended and (ii) consolidated statements of cash flows for the portion of the fiscal year then ended, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding fiscal quarter of the previous fiscal year (in the case of consolidated statements of income or operations, as applicable) and the corresponding portion of the previous fiscal year (in the case of consolidated statements of income or operations (as applicable) or cash flows) (provided that the financial statements delivered for the fiscal quarters ending December 31, 2021, March 31, 2022, June 30, 2022 and September 30, 2022 pursuant to this Section 6.01(b) shall not require comparative figures to the prior year), all in reasonable detail and certified by a Responsible Officer of the Lead Borrower as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of Holdings and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable (other than with respect to any comparisons), subject to year-end adjustments and the absence of footnotes; and

 

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(c) simultaneously with the delivery of each set of consolidated financial statements referred to in Section 6.01(a) and Section 6.01(b) above, if applicable, an internally prepared management summary of pro forma adjustments necessary to eliminate the accounts of Unrestricted Subsidiaries (if any) from such consolidated financial statements.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the obligations in clauses (a) and (b) of this Section 6.01 may be satisfied with respect to financial information of Holdings and its Subsidiaries by furnishing and/or publicly filing (A) the applicable financial statements of the Public Parent (or any direct or indirect parent of Holdings that holds all of the Equity Interests of Holdings) or (B) the Public Parent or such other parent’s Form 10-K or 10-Q, as applicable, filed with the SEC; provided that, with respect to each of clauses (A) and (B), (i) to the extent such information relates to a parent of Holdings, such information is accompanied by an internally prepared management summary of consolidating information that explains in reasonable detail the differences (if any) between the information relating to such parent and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, on the one hand, and the information relating to Holdings and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, on the other hand, and (ii) to the extent such information is in lieu of information required to be provided under Section 6.01(a), such materials are accompanied by an opinion of an independent registered public accounting firm of nationally recognized standing, which opinion shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and shall not be subject to any “going concern” or like qualification or exception or any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit (other than as may be required as a result of (x) an actual or prospective default or event of default with respect to any financial covenant (including the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.10) or (y) the impending maturity of any Indebtedness.

Any financial statements required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or Section 6.01(b) shall not be required to contain purchase accounting adjustments relating to the Transaction or any other acquisition to the extent it is not practicable to include any such adjustments in such financial statements.

Section 6.02 Certificates; Other Information. Deliver to the Administrative Agent by Electronic Transmission for prompt further distribution to each Lender:

(a) no later than five (5) days after the delivery of the financial statements (i) referred to in Section 6.01(a) commencing with the delivery of the financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 and (ii) referred to in Section 6.01(b) for the first three fiscal quarters of each fiscal year, a duly completed Compliance Certificate signed by the chief financial officer (or other Responsible Officer with primary responsibility for financial matters) of Holdings or the Lead Borrower, describing the operations and financial condition of the Loan Parties and their Restricted Subsidiaries for the fiscal quarter or the fiscal year then ended, as applicable;

(b) promptly after the same are publicly available, copies of all annual, regular, periodic and special reports, proxy statements and registration statements which Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary files with the SEC or with any similar Governmental Authority that may be substituted therefor or with any national securities exchange, as the case may be (other than amendments to any registration statement (to the extent such registration statement, in the form it became effective, is delivered to the Administrative Agent), exhibits to any registration statement and, if applicable, any registration statement on Form S-8), and in any case not otherwise required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to any other provision of this Article VI;

(c) promptly after the furnishing thereof, copies of any material statements or material reports furnished to any holder of any class or series of debt securities of any Loan Party having an aggregate outstanding principal amount greater than the Threshold Amount (in each case, other than in connection with any board observer rights), pursuant to the governing documentation for such debt securities so long as the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereunder is greater than the Threshold Amount and not otherwise required to be furnished to the Administrative Agent pursuant to any other provision of this Article VI;

 

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(d) together with the delivery of a Compliance Certificate with respect to the financial statements referred to in (x) Section 6.01(a) (commencing with the financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022), (i) a report setting forth the information required by Section 3.03(c)(i) of the Security Agreement (or confirming that there has been no change in such information since the Closing Date or the date of the last such report or other disclosure of such information to the Administrative Agent), (ii) a description of each event, condition or circumstance during the fiscal year covered by such Compliance Certificate requiring a mandatory prepayment under Section 2.05(b)(ii) or Section 2.05(b)(iii) and (iii) a list of each Subsidiary of Holdings that identifies each Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary as of the date of delivery of such Compliance Certificate or a confirmation that there is no change in such information since the later of the Closing Date and the date of the last such list or other disclosure of such information to the Administrative Agent, and (y) Sections 6.01(a) and 6.01(b), (commencing with the financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 and the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2022, respectively) a report setting forth the information required by Section 3.03(c)(ii) of the Security Agreement (or confirming that there has been no change in such information since the Closing Date or the date of the last such report or other disclosure of such information to the Administrative Agent); and

(e) promptly, such additional financial information and/or final accountants’ letters (in each case to the extent readily available) regarding any Loan Party or any Restricted Subsidiary as the Administrative Agent may from time to time on its own behalf or on behalf of any Lender reasonably request; provided that such additional financial information (i) does not constitute non-financial trade secrets or non-financial proprietary information, (ii) in respect of which disclosure to the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or their respective representatives or contractors) is not prohibited by Law or any binding agreement with any third party, (iii) is not subject to attorney-client or similar privilege and does not constitute attorney work product and (iv) is otherwise prepared by such Loan Party in the ordinary course of business and is of a type customarily provided to lenders in similar syndicated credit facilities.

Documents, certificates, other information and notices required to be delivered pursuant to Sections 6.01 and 6.02 shall be delivered via Electronic Transmission and shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which the Borrowers (or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrowers) post such documents, or provide a link thereto on its website on the Internet at a website address provided to the Administrative Agent, if any; or (ii) on which such documents are delivered by the Borrowers (or any direct or indirect parent of the Borrowers) (including by facsimile or electronic mail) to the Administrative Agent or its designee for posting on any Borrower’s behalf on Intralinks®, Syndtrak® or another relevant 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); or (iii) with respect to the items required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.02 above in respect of information filed by Holdings, the Borrowers or any other Restricted Subsidiary with any securities exchange or the SEC or any governmental or private regulatory authority (other than Form 10-K and 10-Q reports satisfying the requirements in Sections 6.01(a) and (b), respectively), such items have been made available on the website of such exchange authority or the SEC; provided that each Lender shall be solely responsible for timely accessing posted documents and maintaining its copies of such documents.

Section 6.03 Notices. Promptly after a Responsible Officer obtains actual knowledge thereof, notify the Administrative Agent:

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

(b) of the filing or commencement of, or any material development in, any investigation, litigation or proceeding or ERISA Event affecting any Borrower or any other Restricted Subsidiary that has resulted or would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

Each notice pursuant to this Section 6.03 shall be an Electronic Transmission and shall be accompanied by a written statement of a Responsible Officer of the Lead Borrower (x) that such notice is being delivered pursuant to Section 6.03(a) or (b) (as applicable) and (y) setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein and stating what action the Lead Borrower has taken and proposes to take with respect thereto.

Section 6.04 Payment of Taxes. Timely pay, discharge or otherwise satisfy, as the same shall become due and payable, all of its obligations and liabilities in respect of taxes, assessments and governmental charges or levies imposed upon it or upon its income or profits or in respect of its property, except, in each case, to the extent (i) any such tax, assessment, charge or levy is being contested in good faith and by appropriate actions and for which appropriate reserves have been established in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as applicable, or (ii) the failure to pay or discharge the same would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

 

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Section 6.05 Preservation of Existence, Etc. (a) Preserve, renew and maintain in full force and effect its legal existence under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its organization or incorporation and (b) take all reasonable action to obtain, preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect those of its rights (including IP Rights), licenses, permits, privileges, and franchises, which are material to the conduct of its business, except in the case of clause (a) or (b) to the extent (x) (other than with respect to the preservation of the existence of the Lead Borrower) that failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect or (y) pursuant to any merger, amalgamation, consolidation, liquidation, dissolution or Disposition permitted by Article VII.

Section 6.06 Maintenance of Properties. Except if the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, maintain, preserve and protect all of its material properties and equipment necessary in the operation of its business in good working order, repair and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted and casualty or condemnation excepted.

Section 6.07 Maintenance of Insurance. Maintain with insurance companies that the Borrowers believe (in the good faith judgment of their management) are financially sound and reputable at the time the relevant coverage is placed or renewed or with a Captive Insurance Subsidiary, insurance with respect to its properties and business against loss or damage, of such types and in such amounts as reasonably determined in good faith by the management of the Borrowers as appropriate for the business of the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries (after giving effect to any self-insurance reasonable and customary for similarly situated Persons as reasonably determined in good faith by the management of the Borrowers as appropriate for the business of the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries, and, so long as there is any Material Real Property which is subject to a Mortgage, including flood insurance sufficient to cause Lenders to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws and regulations regarding flood insurance), and will furnish to the Lenders, upon reasonable written request from the Administrative Agent, information presented in reasonable detail as to the insurance so carried. The Borrowers shall use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that each such policy of insurance (other than business interruption insurance (if any), director and officer insurance and worker’s compensation insurance) shall, unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent, as appropriate, (i) in the case of each liability insurance policy, name the Collateral Agent, on behalf of the Secured Parties, as an additional insured thereunder as its interests may appear and/or (ii) in the case of each casualty insurance policy, contain a loss payable clause or endorsement that names the Collateral Agent, on behalf of the Secured Parties, as the loss payee thereunder (in the case of property insurance with respect to the Collateral).

Section 6.08 Compliance with Laws. Comply in all material respects with its Organization Documents and the requirements of all Laws (including, without limitation, Sanctions Laws and Regulations, and FCPA), and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees of any Governmental Authority applicable to it or to its business or property, except, in each case, in instances in which (a) such requirement of Law, order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate actions diligently conducted or (b) the failure to comply therewith would not reasonably be expected individually or in the aggregate to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 6.09 Compliance with ERISA. No Loan Party nor any ERISA Affiliate shall cause or suffer to exist (a) any event that could result in the imposition of a Lien on any asset of a Loan Party or a Restricted Subsidiary with respect to any Employee Benefit Plan, Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan or (b) any other ERISA Event, in each case under the foregoing clauses (a) and (b), that would, in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 6.10 Inspection Rights. Permit representatives and independent contractors of the Administrative Agent to visit and inspect any of its properties, to examine its corporate, financial and operating records, and make copies thereof or abstracts therefrom (other than the records of the board of managers (or equivalent governing body) of such Loan Party or such Restricted Subsidiary), and to discuss its affairs, finances and accounts with its directors, officers, and, to the extent an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, independent public accountants (subject to such accountants’ customary policies and procedures), all at the reasonable expense of the Borrowers and at such reasonable times during normal business hours and as often as may be reasonably desired, upon reasonable advance notice to the Lead Borrower; provided that only the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders

 

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may exercise rights of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under this Section 6.10 and the Administrative Agent shall not exercise such rights more often than one (1) time during any calendar year absent the existence of an Event of Default and such one (1) time shall be at the Borrowers’ expense (it being understood that unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Administrative Agent shall only visit locations where books and records and/or senior officers are located); provided, further, that when an Event of Default exists, the Administrative Agent (or any of its respective representatives or independent contractors) on behalf of the Lenders may do any of the foregoing at the expense of the Borrowers at any time during normal business hours and upon reasonable advance notice. The Administrative Agent shall give the Borrowers the opportunity to participate in any discussions with the Borrowers’ independent public accountants. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 6.10, none of Holdings, the Borrowers or any of the other Restricted Subsidiaries will be required to disclose, permit the inspection, examination or making copies or abstracts of, or discussion of, any document, information or other matter that (a) constitutes non-financial trade secrets or non-financial proprietary information, (b) in respect of which disclosure to the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or their respective representatives or contractors) is prohibited by Law or any binding agreement with any third party or (c) is subject to attorney-client or similar privilege or constitutes attorney work product; provided that, to the extent legally permissible, the Lead Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent that any such document, information or other matter is being withheld pursuant to clauses (a), (b) or (c) of this Section 6.10 and shall use commercially reasonable efforts to communicate, to the extent permitted, the applicable information in a way that would not violate such restrictions.

Section 6.11 Covenant to Guarantee Obligations and Give Security. From and after the Closing Date, at the Borrowers’ expense, in accordance with and subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of Collateral and Guarantee Requirement and any applicable limitation in any Collateral Document, take all action necessary or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent to ensure that the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement continues to be satisfied, including:

(a) upon the formation, incorporation or acquisition of any new direct or indirect wholly owned Material Subsidiary (in each case, other than an Excluded Subsidiary) by any Loan Party, the designation in accordance with Section 6.14 of any existing direct or indirect wholly owned Material Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary (other than an Excluded Subsidiary) or upon any wholly owned Material Subsidiary ceasing to be an Excluded Subsidiary:

(i) within the later of forty-five (45) days (or ninety (90) days in the case of any item or deliverable with respect to Material Real Property and subject to the limitations set forth in Section 6.13(b)) or the date of delivery of the Compliance Certificate for any fiscal quarter in which such formation, incorporation, acquisition or designation occurred (or, in each case, such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree to in its reasonable discretion) after such formation, incorporation, acquisition or designation:

(A) cause each such Material Subsidiary that is required to become a Subsidiary Guarantor under the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement to furnish to the Collateral Agent a description of the Material Real Properties owned by such Material Subsidiary in detail reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent;

(B) cause each such Material Subsidiary that is required to become a Subsidiary Guarantor pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement to duly execute and deliver to the Collateral Agent Mortgages with respect to any Material Real Property, joinders to the Guaranty, Security Agreement Supplements, Intellectual Property Security Agreements and any applicable Intercreditor Agreement and other security agreements and documents (including, with respect to Mortgages, the documents listed in Section 6.13(b) and subject to the limitation set forth therein) required by the Collateral Documents or, as reasonably requested by and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent (consistent with the Security Agreement, Intellectual Property Security Agreements and other Collateral Documents in effect on the Closing Date), in each case granting the Guarantees and Liens required by the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement;

 

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(C) cause each such Material Subsidiary that is required to become a Subsidiary Guarantor pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement to deliver any and all certificates representing Equity Interests (to the extent certificated) that are required to be pledged pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, accompanied by undated stock powers, share transfer forms or other appropriate instruments of transfer executed in blank and instruments evidencing the intercompany Indebtedness held by such Material Subsidiary and required to be pledged pursuant to the Collateral Documents, indorsed in blank to the Collateral Agent;

(D) take and cause the applicable Material Subsidiary and each direct or indirect parent of such applicable Material Subsidiary that is required to become a Subsidiary Guarantor pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement to take whatever action (including the recording of Mortgages, the filing of financing statements under the Uniform Commercial Code, PPSA or other applicable Laws and other applicable registration forms and filing statements, and delivery of stock, share and other membership interest certificates and powers (or equivalent) to the extent certificated) as may be necessary in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent to vest in the Collateral Agent (or in any representative of the Collateral Agent designated by it) valid and perfected (to the extent required by the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement and the Collateral Documents) Liens required by the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement;

(ii) within (45) days (or ninety (90) days in the case of any opinion with respect to Material Real Property and subject to the limitations set forth in Section 6.13(b)) (or, in each case, such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree to in its reasonable discretion and, in any event, not prior to the date of delivery of the Compliance Certificate for any fiscal quarter in which such formation, incorporation, acquisition or designation occurred) after the reasonable request, if any, therefor by the Administrative Agent, deliver to the Administrative Agent a signed copy of one or more customary opinions, addressed to the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, of counsel(s) for the Loan Parties reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent as to such matters set forth in this Section 6.11(a) as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request; and

(b) to the extent not executed and delivered on the Closing Date, execute and deliver, or cause to be executed and delivered, the Collateral Documents set forth on Schedule 1.01B on or prior to the dates corresponding to such Collateral Documents set forth on Schedule 1.01B (or later date(s) as the Administrative Agent may agree to in its reasonable discretion); and

(i) after the Closing Date, promptly after the acquisition of any Material Real Property by any Loan Party other than Holdings, and to the extent such Material Real Property shall not already be subject to a valid and perfected Lien pursuant to the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement, the Lead Borrower shall give notice thereof to the Collateral Agent and will take, or cause the relevant Loan Party to take, the actions referred to in Section 6.13(b).

Section 6.12 Compliance with Environmental Laws. Except, in each case, to the extent that the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, comply, and take all reasonable actions to cause any lessees and other Persons operating or occupying its properties to comply, with all applicable Environmental Laws and Environmental Permits.

Section 6.13 Further Assurances. Subject to the provisions and limitations of the Collateral and Guarantee Requirement and any applicable limitations in any Collateral Document and in each case at the expense of the Borrowers:

(a) Promptly upon reasonable request by the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent or as may be required by applicable Laws (i) correct any material defect or error that may be discovered in the execution, acknowledgment, filing or recordation of any Collateral Document or other document or instrument relating to any Collateral and (ii) do, execute, acknowledge, deliver, record, re-record, file, re-file, register and re-register any and all such further acts, deeds, certificates, assurances and other instruments as the Administrative Agent or Collateral Agent may reasonably request from time to time in order to carry out more effectively the purposes of the Collateral Documents.

 

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(b) In the case of any Material Real Property acquired after the Closing Date by any Loan Party (other than Holdings), provide the Collateral Agent with a Mortgage in respect of such Material Real Property within ninety (90) days (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion) of the acquisition of such Material Real Property in each case together with:

(i) evidence that counterparts of the Mortgages have been duly executed, acknowledged and delivered and are in form suitable for filing or recording in all filing or recording offices that the Collateral Agent may deem reasonably necessary or desirable in order to create a valid and perfected Lien on such Material Real Property in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties and that all filing and recording taxes and fees have been paid or otherwise provided for in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent;

(ii) to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, legal opinions from (1) local counsel for the Loan Parties, or, in the case of the Australian Loan Parties, the Collateral Agent, in states in which such Material Real Property is located, with respect to, without limitation, the enforceability and perfection of the Mortgages and any related fixture filings, and (2) outside counsel or local counsel, as applicable, for the Loan Parties or, in the case of the Australian Loan Parties, outside counsel of the Collateral Agent, with respect to, without limitation, the due authorization, execution and delivery of the Mortgages, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(iii) such other evidence that all other actions that the Administrative Agent or Collateral Agent may reasonably deem necessary or desirable in order to create valid and subsisting Liens on the real property described in the Mortgages have been taken; and

(iv) in the case of the Loan Parties (other than any Australian Loan Party), each of the following:

(A) fully paid American Land Title Association Lender’s Extended Coverage title insurance policies or the equivalent or other form available in each applicable jurisdiction (the “Mortgage Policies”) in form and substance, with endorsements available in the applicable jurisdiction and in amount, reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent (not to exceed the value of the real properties covered thereby), issued, coinsured and reinsured by title insurers reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent, insuring the Mortgages to be valid subsisting Liens on the real property described therein in the ranking or the priority of which it is expressed to have within the Mortgages, subject only to Liens permitted by Section 7.01, and providing for such other affirmative insurance (including endorsements for future advances under the Loan Documents) and such coinsurance and direct access reinsurance as the Collateral Agent may reasonably request and is available in the applicable jurisdiction;

(B) as promptly as practicable after the reasonable request therefor by the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent, surveys and Phase I type environmental assessment reports and appraisals (if required under FIRREA); provided that the Administrative Agent may in its reasonable discretion accept any such existing report or survey to the extent prepared as of a date reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; provided further that such existing survey shall be sufficient for the title insurance company to remove the standard survey exceptions from the Mortgage Policy relating to such Material Real Property (or to modify such survey exceptions in the manner required by applicable insurance regulations in the applicable jurisdiction) and issue the title coverage required pursuant to the provisions of clause (ii) above; provided, however, that there shall be no obligation to deliver to the Administrative Agent any environmental site assessment report whose disclosure to the Administrative Agent would require the consent of a Person other than any Borrower or one of the other Subsidiaries, where, despite the commercially reasonable efforts of the Borrowers to obtain such consent, such consent cannot be obtained; and

 

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(C) “Life-of-Loan” Federal Emergency Management Agency Standard Flood Hazard Determinations with respect to each parcel of improved Material Real Property to be subjected to a Mortgage (together with, in the event that a building on any parcel of improved Material Real Property to be subjected to a Mortgage is located in a flood hazard area, notice about special flood hazard area status and flood disaster assistance, duly executed by the applicable Loan Party), and in the event that a building on any parcel of improved Material Real Property to be subjected to a Mortgage is located in a flood hazard area, evidence of flood insurance in an amount reasonably satisfactory to the Collateral Agent and, in any event, sufficient to cause Lenders to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws and regulations regarding flood insurance.

Section 6.14 Designation of Subsidiaries. The Lead Borrower may at any time after the Closing Date designate (or re-designate) any Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary or designate (or re-designate, as the case may be) any Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary; provided that (i) after such designation (or re-designation), no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (ii) immediately after such designation (or redesignation), the Borrowers shall be in compliance on a Pro Forma Basis with the financial covenants in Section 7.10 as of the last day of the most recently ended Test Period on or prior to the date of determination, (iii) no Subsidiary may be designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary if, after such designation, it would be a “Restricted Subsidiary” for the purpose of any Incremental Equivalent Debt, Refinancing Equivalent Debt or Junior Financing, and (iv) the Investment resulting from the designation of such Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary as described in the immediately succeeding sentence is permitted by Section 7.02; provided, further, that the Borrowers and the other Restricted Subsidiaries may not transfer to or grant an exclusive license of Material Intellectual Property to Unrestricted Subsidiaries or designate a Restricted Subsidiary that owns or has an exclusive license of Material Intellectual Property as an Unrestricted Subsidiary. The designation of any Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall constitute an Investment by the applicable Borrower or Subsidiary therein at the date of designation in an amount equal to the fair market value as determined by the Lead Borrower in good faith of the applicable Borrower’s or Subsidiary’s Investment therein. The designation of any Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary shall constitute the incurrence at the time of designation of any Indebtedness or Liens of such Subsidiary existing at such time and a return on any Investment by the applicable Borrower or Subsidiary in Unrestricted Subsidiaries pursuant to the preceding sentence in an amount equal to the fair market value as determined by the Lead Borrower in good faith at the date of such designation of the applicable Borrower’s or Subsidiary’s Investment in such Subsidiary.

Section 6.15 Use of Proceeds. Use the proceeds (a) of the Initial Term Loans, whether directly or indirectly, (i) to finance a portion of the Transaction, including the payment of Transaction Expenses, and (ii) for working capital and other general corporate purposes, (b) of the Revolving Credit Loans made available on the Closing Date, for working capital needs, capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes, including to pay Transaction Expenses; provided that the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans made on the Closing Date shall not exceed $25,000,000 (exclusive of Letters of Credit and amounts used to finance Transaction Expenses) and (c) of any Borrowing after the Closing Date, for any purpose not otherwise prohibited under this Agreement, including for general corporate purposes, working capital needs, Capital Expenditures, Permitted Acquisitions and other permitted Investments, Restricted Payments, refinancing of indebtedness and any other transaction not prohibited by this Agreement.

Section 6.16 Post-Closing Matters. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this Agreement, the Lead Borrower agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to deliver to the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, the documents set forth on Schedule 6.16, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and/or take the actions set forth on Schedule 6.16, in a manner reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, on or before the deadlines set forth on Schedule 6.16 (as such deadlines may be extended by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion). To the extent there is any conflict between the provisions of any Loan Document and Schedule 6.16, the provisions of Schedule 6.16 shall control. To the extent any representation and warranty contained herein or in any other Loan Document would not be true or any provision of any covenant contained herein or in any other Loan Document would be breached because the foregoing actions were not taken on the Closing Date, the respective representation and warranty shall be required to be true and correct in all material respects and the respective covenant complied with at the time the respective action is taken (or was required to be taken) in accordance with this Section 6.16 (and the corresponding Schedule 6.16).

 

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Section 6.17 Compliance with FCPA and the Sanctions Laws and Regulations. Take reasonable measures to establish and maintain policies and procedures that are reasonably designed (in the Lead Borrower’s good faith discretion) to maintain compliance in all material respects with the FCPA and the Sanctions Laws and Regulations.

Section 6.18 Accounting Changes(a) . Maintain its fiscal year; provided, however, that the Lead Borrower may, upon written notice to the Administrative Agent, change its fiscal year to any other fiscal year reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, in which case, the Lead Borrower and the Administrative Agent will, and are hereby authorized by the Lenders to, make any adjustments to this Agreement that are necessary to reflect such change in fiscal year.

Section 6.19 Tax Consolidation. If it becomes a member of a Consolidated Group, ensure that:

(a) it (and each member of the Consolidated Group to which it is a member) is a party to a Tax Sharing Agreement which covers all Group Liabilities of the Consolidated Group of which it is a member;

(b) it (and each member of the Consolidated Group to which it is a member) is a party to a Tax Funding Agreement;

(c) the Tax Sharing Agreement and Tax Funding Agreement continue to be legal, binding and enforceable and in full force an effect and are not amended without the prior written consent of the Lenders (acting reasonably), in a manner that could adversely affect the rights of the Lenders or result in the Tax Sharing Agreement not being a Tax Sharing Agreement for the purposes of the Australian Tax Act; and

(d) all members of the Consolidated Group comply with the Tax Sharing Agreement and Tax Funding Agreement.

ARTICLE VII

NEGATIVE COVENANTS

So long as any Lender shall have any Commitment hereunder or any Loan or other Obligation hereunder (other than (i) unasserted contingent indemnification obligations as to which no claim has been asserted and (ii) Obligations under Secured Hedge Agreements and Obligations under Secured Cash Management Agreements) shall remain unpaid or unsatisfied, or any Letter of Credit shall remain outstanding (other than Letters of Credit which have been Cash Collateralized) the Borrowers shall not (and, with respect to Section 7.13 only, Holdings shall not), nor shall the Borrowers permit any other Restricted Subsidiary to:

Section 7.01 Liens. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any of its property, assets or revenues, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, other than the following:

(a) (i) Liens created pursuant to any Loan Document, (ii) Liens on cash or deposits to Cash Collateralize any Letters of Credit as contemplated hereunder, and (iii) Liens securing obligations in respect of Indebtedness permitted under Sections 7.03(a) and (u);