10-K: Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Published on March 8, 2016


Exhibit 4.1(d)

 

Execution Version

 

FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

This FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT, dated as of December 11, 2015 (this “Amendment”), is entered into by and among AMC Entertainment Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), the other Loan Parties (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement (as defined below)) party hereto, the Swing Line Lender and each other Lender party hereto (including the Incremental Lenders and the Replacement Lenders (each, as defined below)) and Citicorp North America, Inc. (“Citi”), as administrative agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”).

 

RECITALS

 

WHEREAS, the Borrower has entered into that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of April 30, 2013 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time immediately prior to the date hereof, the “Existing Credit Agreement”), with the Lenders from time to time party thereto, the Administrative Agent and the other parties party thereto;

 

WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the Existing Credit Agreement be amended into the form attached hereto as Exhibit A-1 (the “Amended Credit Agreement”; except as otherwise provided herein, all capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms therein) so as to, among other things, (i) extend the Initial Revolving Credit Termination Date, (ii) extend the Initial Term Loan Maturity Date and (iii) provide for New Incremental Term Loans in the aggregate principal amount of $125,000,000 (the “2015 Incremental Term Loans”);

 

WHEREAS, each Lender that executes and delivers a signature page to this Amendment hereby agrees to the terms and conditions of this Amendment (each such Lender that has executed and delivered a signature page to this Amendment on or prior to the Consent Deadline (as defined in Section 3 of this Amendment), a “Consenting Lender”);

 

WHEREAS, the Lenders party hereto constitute (i) at least the Requisite Lenders under the Existing Credit Agreement, (ii) all of the Revolving Credit Lenders and (iii) all of the Term Lenders, other than, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), the Non-Consenting Lenders (as defined below);

 

WHEREAS, each Lender holding Revolving Credit Commitments, Revolving Credit Outstandings or Term Loans that does not execute and deliver a signature page to this Amendment on or prior to the Consent Deadline (each, a “Non-Consenting Lender”) shall assign all of its interests, rights and obligations under the Existing Credit Agreement with respect to its Revolving Credit Commitments, Revolving Credit Outstandings and/or Term Loans, as applicable, to a Replacement Lender pursuant to Section 11.1(c) of the Existing Credit Agreement and Section 2(b) of this Amendment;

 

WHEREAS, on the Effective Date (as defined in Section 3 of this Amendment) each Person party hereto that elects to make 2015 Incremental Term Loans (each, an “Incremental Lender”) severally (and not jointly) agrees to extend 2015 Incremental Term Loans in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Person’s name on

 



 

Schedule I (Commitments) to the Amended Credit Agreement (as in effect on the First Amendment Effective Date) under the caption “2015 Incremental Term Commitment” (such amount, its “New Incremental Term Commitment”); and

 

WHEREAS, the aggregate proceeds of the 2015 Incremental Term Loans shall be used by the Borrower (i) to finance acquisitions permitted under the Existing Credit Agreement, (ii) for general corporate purposes and (iii) to pay the fees, costs and expenses in connection therewith and the entry into this Amendment.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the agreements, provisions and covenants herein contained, as well as other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

SECTION 1.                            Amendment to Existing Credit Agreement.  Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in Section 3 of this Amendment, on the Effective Date, immediately following the assignment by any Non-Consenting Lenders of its Revolving Credit Commitments, Revolving Credit Outstandings and/or Term Loans to a Replacement Lender (as defined below) and the making of the 2015 Incremental Term Loans:

 

(a)                                 The Existing Credit Agreement shall be amended in the form of the Amended Credit Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A-1 and any term or provision of the Existing Credit Agreement which is different from that set forth in the Amended Credit Agreement shall be replaced and superseded in all respects by the terms and provisions of the Amended Credit Agreement; and

 

(b)                                 The Schedules to the Existing Credit Agreement shall be amended and restated into the form of the schedules attached hereto as Exhibit A-2.

 

SECTION 2.                            Allocations, Reallocations and 2015 Incremental Term Loans.

 

(a)                                 Each Incremental Lender agrees, severally and not jointly, to make 2015 Incremental Term Loans to the Borrower on the Effective Date, in accordance with Section 2.1(b) of the Amended Credit Agreement, in an amount to be determined by the Administrative Agent, notified to such Incremental Lender prior to the Effective Date and set forth on Schedule I to the Amended Credit Agreement (but in any event not to exceed such Incremental Lender’s New Incremental Term Commitment).

 

(b)                                 The Borrower requests, pursuant to (and in accordance with) Section 11.1(c) of the Existing Credit Agreement, that each Non-Consenting Lender assign its Revolving Credit Commitments, Revolving Credit Outstandings and/or Term Loans, as applicable, to any Eligible Assignee reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent (collectively, the “Replacement Lenders”).  Each Replacement Lender shall, immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Amendment, purchase the Revolving Credit Commitments, Revolving Credit Outstandings and/or Term Loans, as applicable, of any such Non-Consenting Lender, in each case, in accordance with Section 11.1(c) of the Existing Credit Agreement.

 

(c)                                  Payment for the purchase of such Non-Consenting Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments, Revolving Credit Outstandings and/or Term Loans, as applicable, shall be made

 

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by the Replacement Lenders to each Non-Consenting Lender on the Effective Date and (without limitation of the right of the Replacement Lenders to require the further execution of an Assignment and Acceptance Agreement) the receipt of such payment by such Non-Consenting Lender shall be deemed to effectuate the consummation of such purchase and the Administrative Agent shall reflect such assignment in the Register.  Each Replacement Lender by its signature hereto consents to the amendments to the Existing Credit Agreement set forth in this Amendment.  Subject to the return by each Non-Consenting Lender of its Revolving Note or Term Loan Note (in each case, if any) to the Administrative Agent for cancellation, the Borrower shall, if requested by the applicable Replacement Lender, issue and deliver a new Revolving Note or Term Loan Note to the applicable Replacement Lender (or its designee) in accordance with the terms of Section 11.2(d) of the Existing Credit Agreement.

 

(d)                                 Each Term Lender agrees, severally and not jointly, to purchase Term Loans from, or assign Term Loans to, the Administrative Agent, in each case in an amount determined by the Administrative Agent (and notified to such Term Lender prior to the Effective Date) to be necessary in order that, after giving effect to all assignments of Term Loans by Non-Consenting Lenders, all 2015 Incremental Term Loans made pursuant to Section 2(a) of this Amendment and all such assignments and purchases of Term Loans described in this Section 2(d), the Term Loans will be held by the Term Lenders ratably in accordance with each Lender’s Ratable Portion.  The 2015 Incremental Term Loans shall be treated as Initial Term Loans for all purposes under the Amended Credit Agreement, including without limitation with respect to maturity, prepayments, repayments, interest rate and other economic terms.  Notwithstanding anything in the Amended Credit Agreement to the contrary, the initial Interest Period with respect to the 2015 Incremental Term Loans shall commence on the Effective Date.  The Administrative Agent is hereby authorized to take all actions as may be reasonably necessary to ensure that all such 2015 Incremental Term Loans are included in the Term Loans outstanding, on a pro rata basis, and the Administrative Agent shall be authorized to mark the Register accordingly to reflect the amendments and adjustments set forth herein.

 

(e)                                  Notwithstanding anything herein or in the Existing Credit Agreement to the contrary, the Lenders party hereto waive the payment of any compensation required to be paid pursuant to Section 2.14 of the Existing Credit Agreement (to the extent any right to such compensation arises in connection with this Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby, including, for the avoidance of doubt, Section 2(e)(ii) of this Amendment).

 

SECTION 3.                            Conditions to Effectiveness.  This Amendment (including the Amended Credit Agreement) shall become effective when the following conditions have been satisfied or waived (the “Effective Date”):

 

(a)                                 The Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts (or written evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include a facsimile or other electronic transmission) that such party has signed a counterpart) of this Amendment duly executed by (i) each Loan Party, (ii) the Administrative Agent, (iii) the Swing Line Lender and (iv) the Lenders constituting at least the Requisite Lenders under the Existing Credit Agreement, in the case of this clause (iv), prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 9, 2015 (the “Consent Deadline”).

 

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(b)                                 The Replacement Lenders shall have, immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Amendment, paid to each Non-Consenting Lender all amounts required to be paid by the applicable Replacement Lender pursuant to Section 11.1(c) of the Existing Credit Agreement in order to give effect to the transaction contemplated by Section 2(c) of this Amendment.

 

(c)                                  The Borrower shall have paid all fees and reasonable expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable fees and expenses of counsel) of the First Amendment Arrangers, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, as applicable, to the extent required pursuant to Section 11.3 of the Existing Credit Agreement or the First Amendment Engagement Letter, as applicable, and invoiced to the Borrower on or before the Effective Date.

 

(d)                                 The Administrative Agent shall have received written opinions of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and counsel to the Loan Parties in each of the jurisdictions listed on Schedule 3.1(a) to the Existing Credit Agreement, in each case, addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Issuers and the Lenders and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (and each Loan Party hereby instructs such counsel to deliver such opinions to the Administrative Agent).

 

(e)                                  The Administrative Agent shall have received (i) copies of each Constituent Document of each Loan Party, certified as of a recent date by the Secretary of State of the state of organization of such Loan Party, together with certificates of such official attesting to the good standing of each such Loan Party; (ii) a certificate of the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of each Loan Party certifying the names and true signatures of each officer of such Loan Party that has been authorized to execute and deliver this Amendment or any other Loan Document required to be delivered hereunder and (iii) the resolutions of such Loan Party’s Board of Directors (or equivalent governing body) approving and authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party, certified as of the Effective Date by its Secretary or an Assistant Secretary as being in full force and effect without modification or amendment; provided that, in lieu of delivering the Constituent Documents required by clause (i), the Borrower may deliver a certificate of an Responsible Officer certifying that there have been no amendments to those Constituent Documents previously delivered to the Administrative Agent in connection with the Existing Credit Agreement.

 

(f)                                   The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate of the Chief Financial Officer of the Borrower, stating that the Borrower and its Subsidiaries are Solvent on a Consolidated basis, after giving effect to the transactions to occur on the date hereof, including the incurrence of the 2015 Incremental Term Loans and the use of proceeds thereof.

 

(g)                                  No Default or an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

 

(h)                                 The representations and warranties contained in Article IV of the Amended Credit Agreement and in the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects (without duplication of any materiality qualifier contained therein) on and as of the Effective Date with the same effect as though made on and as of such date, except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case such

 

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representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects (without duplication of any materiality qualifier contained therein) as of such earlier date.

 

(i)                                     The Administrative Agent shall have received a fully executed and delivered Borrowing Notice with respect to the 2015 Incremental Term Loans.

 

(j) To the extent requested in writing to the Borrower at least 5 Business Days prior to the Effective Date, the Replacement Lenders shall have received, at least three days prior to the Effective Date, all documentation and other information relating to the Loan Parties required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know-your-customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act.

 

SECTION 4.                            2015 Incremental Term Loans.  The parties hereto hereby agree that the 2015 Incremental Term Loans contemplated by this Amendment constitute 2015 Incremental Term Loans incurred pursuant to (and in accordance with) Section 2.19 of the Existing Credit Agreement.  For the avoidance of doubt, the incurrence of the 2015 Incremental Term Loans on the Effective Date shall not constitute usage of the “Facility Increase Allowance” under and as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement.

 

SECTION 5.                            Representations. Each Loan Party hereby represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and Lenders that the execution, delivery, and performance of this Amendment (i) has been duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party and (ii) do not require the consent of, authorization by, approval of, notice to, or filing or registration with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person, other than those that have been or will be, prior to the Effective Date, obtained or made, copies of which have been or will be delivered to the Administrative Agent, and which on the Effective Date will be in full force and effect and, with respect to the Collateral, filings required to perfect the Liens created by the Collateral Documents.

 

SECTION 6.                            Effect on Loan Documents.  Except as specifically amended herein, all the Loan Documents shall continue to be in full force and effect and are hereby in all respects ratified and confirmed.  Except as specifically set forth herein, the execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Amendment shall not operate as a waiver of any right, power or remedy of any Lender or the Administrative Agent under any of the Loan Documents, nor constitute a waiver of any provision of the Loan Documents or in any way limit, impair or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of the Lenders or the Administrative Agent under the Loan Documents.  The Borrower and the other Loan Parties acknowledge and agree that, on and after the Effective Date, this Amendment and each of the other Loan Documents to be executed and delivered by a Loan Party in connection herewith shall constitute a Loan Document for all purposes of the Amended Credit Agreement.  On and after the Effective Date, each reference in the Amended Credit Agreement to “this Agreement”, “hereunder”, “hereof”, “herein” or words of like import referring to the Existing Credit Agreement, and each reference in the other Loan Documents to “Credit Agreement”, “thereunder”, “thereof” or words of like import referring to the Existing Credit Agreement shall mean and be a reference to the Amended Credit Agreement, and this Amendment and the Amended Credit Agreement shall be read together and construed as a single instrument.  Nothing herein shall be deemed to entitle the Borrower to a further consent to, or a further waiver, amendment, modification or other change of, any of the terms, conditions,

 

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obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Amended Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document in similar or different circumstances.  For the avoidance of doubt, this Amendment does not constitute a novation or termination by any Loan Party of the Indebtedness and Obligations under the Existing Credit Agreement.

 

SECTION 7.                            Indemnification.  The provisions of Section 11.4 of the Amended Credit Agreement are incorporated herein by reference, mutatis mutandis.

 

SECTION 8.                            Amendments; Severability.

 

(a)                                 This Amendment may not be amended nor may any provision hereof be waived except pursuant to a writing signed by each party hereto.

 

(b)                                 In case any provision in or obligation hereunder shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions or obligations, or of such provision or obligation in any other jurisdiction, shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

 

SECTION 9.                            Reaffirmation.  Each of the Loan Parties party hereto, including each Guarantor, hereby (a) acknowledges and agrees that the 2015 Incremental Term Loans and the Incremental Lenders constitute Loans and Lenders, respectively, under the Loan Documents, and that all of such Loan Party’s obligations under the Collateral Documents and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party are reaffirmed and remain in full force and effect on a continuous basis, (b) reaffirms each Lien granted by it to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties and the guaranties made by it pursuant to the Guaranty, (c) acknowledges and agrees that the grants of security interests by and the guaranties of the Loan Parties contained in the Existing Credit Agreement and the Collateral Documents are, and shall remain, in full force and effect after giving effect to this Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby, and (d) agrees that the Obligations include the 2015 Incremental Term Loans.

 

SECTION 10.  GOVERNING LAW; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL; JURISDICTION; SERVICE OF PROCESS.  THIS AMENDMENT AND ANY CLAIMS, CONTROVERSY, DISPUTE OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE) BASED UPON, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AMENDMENT AND THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY AND THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES HERETO SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.  EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO IRREVOCABLY WAIVES TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING WITH RESPECT TO THIS AMENDMENT.  The provisions of Section 11.12 (Submission to Jurisdiction; Service of Process) of the Amended Credit Agreement are incorporated herein by reference, mutatis mutandis.

 

SECTION 11.  Section Titles.  The section titles contained in this Amendment are and shall be without substantive meaning or content of any kind whatsoever and are not a part of the agreement between the parties hereto, except when used to reference a section.  Any reference to the number of a clause, sub-clause or subsection hereof immediately followed by a reference in

 

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parenthesis to the title of the Section containing such clause, sub-clause or subsection is a reference to such clause, sub-clause or subsection and not to the entire Section; provided, however, that, in case of direct conflict between the reference to the title and the reference to the number of such Section, the reference to the title shall govern absent manifest error.  If any reference to the number of a Section (but not to any clause, sub-clause or subsection thereof) is followed immediately by a reference in parenthesis to the title of a Section, the title reference shall govern in case of direct conflict absent manifest error.

 

SECTION 12.  Execution in Counterparts.  This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement.  Signature pages may be detached from multiple separate counterparts and attached to a single counterpart so that all signature pages are attached to the same document.  Delivery of an executed signature page of this Amendment by facsimile transmission, electronic mail or by posting on the Approved Electronic Platform shall be as effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart hereof.  A set of the copies of this Amendment signed by all parties shall be lodged with the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

 

SECTION 13.  Tax Treatment.  Solely for purposes of determining withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA, from and after the Effective Date, the Borrower and the Administrative Agent shall treat (and the Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to treat) the Loans (including any Initial Term Loans or Revolving Credit Outstandings) as not qualifying as “grandfathered obligations” within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.1471-2(b)(2)(i) or 1.1471-2T(b)(2)(i). The Borrower intends to treat this Amendment as resulting in a significant modification of the Initial Term Loans within the meaning of Section 1.1001-3 of the Treasury Regulations.  In addition, the issue price of the Term Loans (including the modified Initial Term Loans) shall be determined based on the amount of cash paid for the New Incremental Term Loans in accordance with Section 1.1273-2(a)(1) of the Treasury Regulations.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed and delivered by their respective proper and duly authorized officers as of the day and year first above written.

 

 

AMC ENTERTAINMENT INC., as Borrower

 

 

 

 

 

 By:

/s/ Craig R. Ramsey

 

 

Name: Craig R. Ramsey

 

 

Title:  Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

AMC CARD PROCESSING SERVICES, INC.

 

AMC CONCESSIONAIRE SERVICES OF FLORIDA, LLC

 

AMC ITD, INC.

 

AMC LICENSE SERVICES INC.

 

AMERICA MULTI-CINEMA, INC.

 

CLUB CINEMA OF MAZZA, INC.

 

LOEWS CITYWALK THEATRE

 

CORPORATION,

 

as Guarantors

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Craig R. Ramsey

 

 

Name: Craig R. Ramsey

 

 

Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

Signature Page to

AMC First Amendment to Credit Agreement

 


 

 

CITICORP NORTH AMERICA, INC.,

 

as Administrative Agent

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Matthew S. Burta

 

 

Name: Matthew S. Burta

 

 

Title: Vice President

 

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CITIBANK, N.A.,

 

as Swing Line Lender, an Issuer, a Lender and a

Replacement Lender

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Matthew S. Burta

 

 

Name: Matthew S. Burta

 

 

Title: Vice President

 

Signature Page to

AMC First Amendment to Credit Agreement

 



 

EXHIBIT A-1

 

Amended Credit Agreement

 

 

[Attached.]

 


 

EXHIBIT A-1 to

First Amendment

 

CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

Dated as of April 30, 2013

 

among

 

AMC ENTERTAINMENT INC.
as Borrower

 

and

 

THE LENDERS AND ISSUERS PARTY HERETO

 

and

 

CITICORP NORTH AMERICA, INC.
as Administrative Agent

 

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
as Syndication Agent

 

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC and

HSBC BANK USA, N.A
as Co-Documentation Agents

 

CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER AND SMITH INCORPORATED

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

CREDIT SUISSE AG, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH and

HSBC SECURITIES (USA), INC.

as Joint Bookrunners

 

and

 

CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC. and

MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER AND SMITH INCORPORATED

as Joint Lead Arrangers

 

AS AMENDED BY THAT CERTAIN FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT

AGREEMENT DATED DECEMBER 11, 2015

 



 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

Article I

 

 

 

 

 

Definitions, Interpretation and Accounting Terms

1

 

Section 1.1

Defined Terms

1

 

Section 1.2

Computation of Time Periods

60

 

Section 1.3

Accounting Terms and Principles

60

 

Section 1.4

Conversion of Foreign Currencies

61

 

Section 1.5

Certain Terms

62

 

 

 

 

Article II

 

 

 

 

 

The Facilities

63

 

Section 2.1

The Commitments

63

 

Section 2.2

Borrowing Procedures

63

 

Section 2.3

Swing Loans

65

 

Section 2.4

Letters of Credit

67

 

Section 2.5

Reduction and Termination of the Commitments

74

 

Section 2.6

Repayment of Loans

74

 

Section 2.7

Evidence of Debt

75

 

Section 2.8

Optional Prepayments

76

 

Section 2.9

Mandatory Prepayments

85

 

Section 2.10

Interest

88

 

Section 2.11

Conversion/Continuation Option

89

 

Section 2.12

Fees

90

 

Section 2.13

Payments and Computations

91

 

Section 2.14

Special Provisions Governing Eurodollar Rate Loans

94

 

Section 2.15

Increased Costs and Capital Adequacy

96

 

Section 2.16

Taxes

97

 

Section 2.17

Mitigation Obligations; Substitution of Lenders

101

 

Section 2.18

Defaulting Lender

102

 

Section 2.19

Facility Increases

105

 

Section 2.20

Amend and Extend Transactions

108

 

Section 2.21

Refinancing Transactions

109

 

Section 2.22

Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendments Generally

110

 

 

 

Article III

 

 

 

 

 

Conditions to Loans and Letters of Credit

112

 

Section 3.1

Conditions Precedent to Initial Loans and Letters of Credit

112

 

Section 3.2

Conditions Precedent to Each Loan and Letter of Credit

115

 

Section 3.3

Determination of Initial Borrowing Conditions

116

 

Section 3.4

Additional Conditions to Issuances

116

 

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Page

 

 

Article IV

 

 

 

 

Representations and Warranties

117

 

Section 4.1

Corporate Existence; Compliance with Law

117

 

Section 4.2

Corporate Power; Authorization; Enforceable Obligations

117

 

Section 4.3

Subsidiaries; Borrower Information

119

 

Section 4.4

Financial Statements

119

 

Section 4.5

Material Adverse Change

120

 

Section 4.6

Solvency

120

 

Section 4.7

Litigation

120

 

Section 4.8

Taxes

120

 

Section 4.9

Full Disclosure

121

 

Section 4.10

Margin Regulations

121

 

Section 4.11

No Burdensome Restrictions; No Defaults

121

 

Section 4.12

Investment Company Act

122

 

Section 4.13

Use of Proceeds

122

 

Section 4.14

Insurance

122

 

Section 4.15

Labor Matters

123

 

Section 4.16

ERISA

123

 

Section 4.17

Environmental Matters

124

 

Section 4.18

Intellectual Property

125

 

Section 4.19

Title; Real Property

125

 

Section 4.20

OFAC

126

 

Section 4.21

Patriot Act; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

126

 

 

 

 

Article V

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Covenant

127

 

 

 

 

Article VI

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reporting Covenants

127

 

Section 6.1

Financial Statements

127

 

Section 6.2

Default Notices

129

 

Section 6.3

Litigation

129

 

Section 6.4

SEC Filings; Press Releases

130

 

Section 6.5

Labor Relations

130

 

Section 6.6

Tax Returns

130

 

Section 6.7

Insurance

130

 

Section 6.8

ERISA Matters

130

 

Section 6.9

Other Information

131

 

Section 6.10

DCIP

131

 

 

 

 

Article VII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affirmative Covenants

131

 

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Page

 

 

 

 

 

Section 7.1

Preservation of Corporate Existence, Etc.

131

 

Section 7.2

Compliance with Laws, Etc.

131

 

Section 7.3

Conduct of Business

132

 

Section 7.4

Payment of Taxes, Etc.

132

 

Section 7.5

Maintenance of Insurance

132

 

Section 7.6

Access

132

 

Section 7.7

Keeping of Books

133

 

Section 7.8

Maintenance of Properties, Etc.

133

 

Section 7.9

Application of Proceeds

133

 

Section 7.10

Environmental

133

 

Section 7.11

Additional Collateral and Guaranties

134

 

Section 7.12

Cash Collateral Accounts

137

 

Section 7.13

Designation of Unrestricted Subsidiaries

137

 

Section 7.14

Post-Closing Matters

138

 

 

 

 

Article VIII

 

 

 

 

 

Negative Covenants

138

 

Section 8.1

Indebtedness

138

 

Section 8.2

Liens, Etc.

142

 

Section 8.3

Investments

145

 

Section 8.4

Sale of Assets

147

 

Section 8.5

Restricted Payments

149

 

Section 8.6

Restriction on Fundamental Changes

151

 

Section 8.7

Change in Nature of Business

152

 

Section 8.8

Transactions with Affiliates

152

 

Section 8.9

Limitations on Restrictions on Subsidiary Distributions; No New Negative Pledge

153

 

Section 8.10

Modification of Debt Agreements

154

 

Section 8.11

Modification of Constituent Documents

155

 

Section 8.12

Fiscal Year

155

 

Section 8.13

Designation of Senior Debt

155

 

 

 

 

Article IX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events Of Default

155

 

Section 9.1

Events of Default

155

 

Section 9.2

Remedies

157

 

Section 9.3

Actions in Respect of Letters of Credit

158

 

Section 9.4

Rescission

158

 

 

 

 

Article X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Agents

159

 

Section 10.1

Authorization and Action

159

 

Section 10.2

Administrative Agent’s Reliance, Etc.

160

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
(continued)

 

 

Page

 

 

 

Section 10.3

Posting of Approved Electronic Communications

161

 

Section 10.4

Each Agent Individually

162

 

Section 10.5

Lender Credit Decision

162

 

Section 10.6

Indemnification

163

 

Section 10.7

Successor Administrative Agent

163

 

Section 10.8

Concerning the Collateral and the Collateral Documents

165

 

Section 10.9

Collateral Matters Relating to Related Obligations

167

 

 

 

 

Article XI

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

170

 

Section 11.1

Amendments, Waivers, Etc.

170

 

Section 11.2

Assignments and Participations

174

 

Section 11.3

Costs and Expenses

181

 

Section 11.4

Indemnities

182

 

Section 11.5

Limitation of Liability

184

 

Section 11.6

Right of Set-off

185

 

Section 11.7

Sharing of Payments, Etc.

185

 

Section 11.8

Notices, Etc.

186

 

Section 11.9

No Waiver; Remedies

188

 

Section 11.10

Binding Effect

188

 

Section 11.11

Governing Law

188

 

Section 11.12

Submission to Jurisdiction; Service of Process

188

 

Section 11.13

Waiver of Jury Trial

189

 

Section 11.14

Marshaling; Payments Set Aside

189

 

Section 11.15

Section Titles

190

 

Section 11.16

Execution in Counterparts

190

 

Section 11.17

Entire Agreement

190

 

Section 11.18

Confidentiality; Fiduciary Duty

190

 

Section 11.19

Patriot Act Notice

192

 

Section 11.20

Designated Senior Debt

192

 

Section 11.21

Independence of Covenants

192

 

Section 11.22

Electronic Execution of Assignments

192

 

Section 11.23

Use of Name, Logo, Etc.

192

 

Section 11.24

Severability

193

 

Schedules

 

 

 

Schedule I

—

Commitments

Schedule II

—

Applicable Lending Offices and Addresses for Notices

Schedule 1.1

—

Mortgaged Real Property

Schedule 2.4

—

Existing Letters of Credit

Schedule 3.1(a)

—

Opinion Jurisdictions

Schedule 4.2

—

Consents

Schedule 4.3(a)

—

Ownership of Subsidiaries

 

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(continued)

 

 

Page

 

 

Schedule 4.3(b)

—

Borrower Information

Schedule 4.7

—

Litigation

Schedule 4.14

—

Insurance

Schedule 4.15

—

Labor Matters

Schedule 4.16

—

List of Plans

Schedule 4.17

—

Environmental Matters

Schedule 4.19

—

Real Property

Schedule 7.14

—

Post-Closing Matters

Schedule 8.1

—

Existing Indebtedness

Schedule 8.2

—

Existing Liens

Schedule 8.3

—

Existing Investments

Schedule 8.4(g)

—

Asset Sales

Schedule 8.8

—

Transactions with Affiliates

Schedule 8.9

—

Limitations on Restrictions on Subsidiary Distributions

 

Exhibits

 

Exhibit A

—

Form of Assignment and Acceptance

Exhibit B-1

—

Form of Revolving Note

Exhibit B-3

—

Form of Term Loan Note

Exhibit C

—

Form of Notice of Borrowing

Exhibit D

—

Form of Swing Loan Request

Exhibit E

—

Form of Letter of Credit Request

Exhibit F

—

Form of Notice of Conversion or Continuation

Exhibit G

—

Form of Opinion of Counsel for the Loan Parties

Exhibit H

—

Form of Guaranty

Exhibit I

—

Form of Pledge and Security Agreement

Exhibit J

—

Form of Compliance Certificate

Exhibit K

—

Form of Acceptance and Prepayment Notice

Exhibit L

—

Form of Discount Range Prepayment Notice

Exhibit M

—

Form of Discount Range Prepayment Offer

Exhibit N

—

Form of Specified Discounted Prepayment Notice

Exhibit O

—

Form of Specified Discounted Prepayment Response

Exhibit P

—

Form of Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice

Exhibit Q

—

Form of Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer

Exhibit R

—

Form of Affiliated Lender Assignment and Acceptance

 

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CREDIT AGREEMENT, dated as of April 30, 2013 (as amended by the First Amendment), by and among AMC ENTERTAINMENT INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), the Lenders and the Issuers, CITICORP NORTH AMERICA, INC. (“Citicorp”), as agent for the Lenders and the Issuers and as agent for the Secured Parties under the Collateral Documents (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”) and the other Agents and the Arrangers party hereto.

 

W I T N E S S E T H:

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of April 30, 2013 (the “Original Credit Agreement”), by and among the Borrower, the Lenders party thereto from time to time (the “Original Lenders”) and Citicorp, as administrative agent, the Original Lenders extended certain credit facilities to the Borrower; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the 2015 Incremental Lenders extend, on the First Amendment Effective Date, the 2015 Incremental Term Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $125,000,000 and that the Lenders, the Administrative Agent and the other persons party to the First Amendment amend the Original Credit Agreement in the form hereof, which amendment shall become effective on the First Amendment Effective Date as provided in the First Amendment.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the covenants and agreements contained herein, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

 

DEFINITIONS, INTERPRETATION AND ACCOUNTING TERMS

 

Section 1.1                             Defined Terms

 

As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings (such meanings to be equally applicable to both the singular and plural forms of the terms defined):

 

“Acceptable Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iv)(B) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Acceptable Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iv)(C) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Acceptance and Prepayment Notice” means an irrevocable written notice delivered pursuant to Section 2.8(e)(iv)(B) (Optional Prepayments) setting forth the Acceptable Discount substantially in the form of Exhibit K (Form of Acceptance and Prepayment Notice).

 

“Acceptance Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iv)(B) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Account” has the meaning given to such term in the UCC.

 



 

CREDIT AGREEMENT

AMC ENTERTAINMENT INC.

 

“Activities” has the meaning specified in Section 10.10(a) (Activities of Agents’ Group).

 

“Administrative Agent” has the meaning specified in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

“Affected Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(b) (Mitigation Obligations; Substitution of Lenders).

 

“Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person directly or indirectly controlling or that is controlled by or is under common control with such Person.  For the purposes of this definition, “control” means the possession of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise.

 

“Affiliated Lender” means, at any time, any Lender that is a member of the Wanda Group.

 

“Affiliated Lender Cap” has the meaning specified in Section 11.2(j) (Assignments and Participations).

 

“Agent Affiliate” has the meaning specified in Section 10.3 (Posting of Approved Electronic Communications).

 

“Agents” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Syndication Agent, and the Co-Documentation Agents.

 

“Agents’ Group” has the meaning specified in Section 10.10(a) (Activities of Agents’ Group).

 

“Agreement” means this Credit Agreement as amended by the First Amendment (and as otherwise amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time).

 

“All-In Yield” means, as to any Indebtedness, the yield thereof, whether in the form of interest rate, margin, OID, upfront fees, a Eurodollar Rate 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 Weighted Average Life to Maturity at the time of its incurrence of the applicable Indebtedness); provided, further, that “All-In Yield” shall not include arrangement fees, structuring fees, commitment fees, underwriting fees, amendment fees or other fees paid to one or more arrangers of such Indebtedness.

 

“Alternative Currency” means any of Canadian Dollars, Euros, Japanese Yen, Pound Sterling and Swiss Francs and any other lawful currency acceptable to the applicable Issuer from time to time.

 

“AMC Merger” has the meaning specified in Section 8.6(b) (Restrictions on Fundamental Changes).

 

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“Annualized EBITDA” means, with respect to any Person, the Consolidated EBITDA of such Person as of the last day of any Fiscal Quarter (computed for the period consisting of such Fiscal Quarter and each of the three immediately preceding Fiscal Quarters), adjusted as follows: Consolidated EBITDA during any applicable period that is attributable to (a) a division, product line, a particular theatre, a particular screen or other facility used for operations of such Person, which was closed for business or disposed of during a Fiscal Quarter (excluding any theatre closed in the ordinary course of business within 120 days of lease expiration), (b) any Annualized Project opened (or re-opened, as the case may be) or any Person, business or particular theatre acquired by the Borrower or a Subsidiary during a Fiscal Quarter, (c) any cost savings initiative or (d) any designation of a Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Subsidiary, in each case, shall be determined on a Pro Forma Basis.

 

“Annualized Project” means, for any period, with respect to any Person and its Subsidiaries, any New Project identified to the Administrative Agent that has been completed, and has completed less than four full Fiscal Quarters of operations, and that is owned by such Person or one of its Subsidiaries.

 

“Applicable Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iii) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Applicable Lending Office” means, with respect to each Lender, its Domestic Lending Office in the case of a Base Rate Loan and its Eurodollar Lending Office in the case of a Eurodollar Rate Loan.

 

“Applicable Margin” means a rate equal to:

 

(i)                                     with respect to Initial Term Loans, (x) for Base Rate Loans, 2.25% per annum and (y) for Eurodollar Rate Loans, 3.25% per annum.

 

(ii)                                  with respect to Initial Revolving Loans, (A) during the period commencing on the First Amendment Effective Date and ending on the first Business Day after the receipt by the Administrative Agent of the Financial Statements for the first full Fiscal Quarter ending after the First Amendment Effective Date required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.1(a) or (b) (Financial Statements), as applicable, with respect to Initial Revolving Loans maintained as (x) Base Rate Loans, a rate equal to 1.50% per annum and (y) Eurodollar Rate Loans, a rate equal to 2.50% per annum, and (B) thereafter, as of any date of determination, a per annum rate equal to the rate set forth below opposite the applicable Type of Initial Revolving Loan and the then applicable Net Senior Secured Leverage Ratio (determined as of the last day of the most recently ended Test Period) set forth below:

 

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REVOLVING LOANS

 

NET SENIOR SECURED
LEVERAGE RATIO

 

BASE RATE 
LOANS

 

EURODOLLAR RATE
LOANS

 

Greater than 1.25 to 1.00

 

1.50

%

2.50

%

Less than or equal to 1.25 to 1.00

 

1.25

%

2.25

%

 

Changes in the Applicable Margin resulting from a change in the Net Senior Secured Leverage Ratio on the last day of any subsequent Fiscal Quarter shall become effective as to all Initial Revolving Loans upon delivery by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of new Financial Statements pursuant to Section 6.1(a) or (b) (Financial Statements), as applicable.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this Agreement (including the then effective Net Senior Secured Leverage Ratio), if the Borrower shall fail to deliver such Financial Statements within any of the time periods specified in Section 6.1(a) or (b) (Financial Statements), the Applicable Margin from and including the date on which such Financial Statements were required to have been delivered but were not delivered to but not including the date the Borrower delivers to the Administrative Agent such Financial Statements shall equal the highest possible Applicable Margin provided for by this definition.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, at any time prior to the First Amendment Effective Date, the Applicable Margin shall be determined in accordance with the Original Credit Agreement.

 

“Applicable Unused Commitment Fee Rate” means 0.50% per annum.

 

“Approved Electronic Communications” means each notice, demand, communication, item of information, document and other material that any Loan Party is obligated to, or otherwise chooses to, provide to the Administrative Agent pursuant to any Loan Document or the transactions contemplated therein, including (a) any supplement to the Guaranty, any joinder to the Pledge and Security Agreement and any other written Contractual Obligation delivered or required to be delivered in respect of any Loan Document or the transactions contemplated therein and (b) any Financial Statement, financial and other report, notice, request, certificate and other information material; provided, however, that “Approved Electronic Communication” shall exclude (i) any Notice of Borrowing, Letter of Credit Request, Swing Loan Request, Notice of Conversion or Continuation, and any other notice, demand, communication, information, document and other material relating to a request for a new, or a conversion of an existing, Borrowing, (ii) any notice pursuant to Section 2.8 (Optional Prepayments) and Section 2.9 (Mandatory Prepayments) and any other notice relating to the payment of any principal or other amount due under any Loan Document prior to the scheduled date therefor, (iii) all notices of any Default or Event of Default and (iv) any notice, demand, communication, information, document and other material required to be delivered to satisfy any of the conditions set forth in Article III (Conditions to Loans and Letters of

 

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Credit) or Section 2.4(a) (Letters of Credit) or any other condition to any Borrowing or other extension of credit hereunder or any condition precedent to the effectiveness of this Agreement.

 

“Approved Electronic Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 10.3 (Posting of Approved Electronic Communications).

 

“Approved Fund” means any Fund that is advised or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.

 

“Arrangers” means, collectively, (i) CGMI and MLPFS, in their capacities and joint lead arrangers, (ii) CGMI, MLPFS, Barclays, Credit Suisse and HSBC Securities in their capacities as joint bookrunnners, in each case, under this Agreement and (iii) after the First Amendment Effective Date, the First Amendment Arrangers.

 

“Asset Sale” has the meaning specified in Section 8.4 (Sale of Assets).

 

“Assignment and Acceptance” means an assignment and acceptance entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee, and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit A (Form of Assignment and Acceptance).

 

“Auction Agent” means (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any other nationally-recognized financial institution or advisor employed by the Borrower to act as an arranger in connection with any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment pursuant to Section 2.8 (Optional Prepayments), or (c) any other financial institution or advisor employed by the Borrower (and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent) to act as an arranger in connection with any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment pursuant to Section 2.8(e) (Optional Prepayments); provided, that the 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 neither the Borrower nor any of its Affiliates may act as the Auction Agent.

 

“Available Amount” means, at any date, the sum, without duplication, of $100,000,000, plus (a) (x) Consolidated EBITDA for the Available Amount Computation Period, minus (y) 1.70 multiplied by Consolidated Interest Expense for the Available Amount Computation Period; plus (b) the aggregate Net Cash Proceeds, including the fair market value of property other than cash (as determined by the board of directors of the Borrower, whose determination shall be conclusive, except that for any property whose fair market value exceeds $10,000,000 such fair market value shall be confirmed by an independent appraisal obtained by the Borrower), received after the relevant issue date by the Borrower from the issuance or sale (other than to any of its Subsidiaries) of shares of Stock of Holdings or, after a Qualifying IPO of the Borrower, the Borrower (other than Disqualified Stock or Permitted Cure Securities) or warrants, options or rights to purchase such shares of Stock, in each case, after the Closing Date (which, in the case of Holdings, the proceeds of which have been contributed to the Borrower); plus (c) the aggregate Net Cash Proceeds, including the fair market value of property other than cash (as determined by the board of directors of the Borrower, whose determination shall be

 

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conclusive, except that for any property whose fair market value exceeds $10,000,000 such fair market value shall be confirmed by an independent appraisal obtained by the Borrower), received by the Borrower from debt securities that have been converted into or exchanged for Stock of the Borrower (other than Disqualified Stock) to the extent such debt securities were originally sold for such Net Cash Proceeds plus the aggregate cash received by the Borrower at the time of such conversion, in each case, after the Closing Date; plus (d) the aggregate amount of any capital contributions received by the Borrower or any direct or indirect parent thereof and contributed by such parent to the Borrower (excluding any Permitted Cure Securities), in each case, after the Closing Date minus (e) the aggregate amount of the Available Amount previously utilized pursuant to Section 8.3(k) (Investments) and Section 8.5(g) (Restricted Payments) after the Closing Date.

 

“Available Amount Computation Period” means, as of any date of determination, the period (taken as one accounting period) from April 1, 2013 to the last day of the most recently ended Test Period.

 

“Available Credit” means, at any time, (a) the then effective Revolving Credit Commitments minus (b) the aggregate Revolving Credit Outstandings at such time.

 

“Bankruptcy Code” means title 11, United States Code.

 

“Barclays” means Barclays Bank PLC.

 

“Base Rate” means, for any period, a fluctuating interest rate per annum as shall be in effect from time to time, which rate per annum shall be equal at all times to the highest of the following:

 

(a)                                 the rate of interest announced publicly by Citibank in New York, New York, from time to time, as Citibank’s base rate;

 

(b)                                 0.5% per annum plus the Federal Funds Rate; and

 

(c)                                  the Eurodollar Rate applicable for an Interest Period of one month plus 1.00%;

 

provided, that in no event shall the Base Rate be less than 1.75% per annum.

 

“Base Rate Loan” means any Swing Loan or any other Loan during any period in which it bears interest based on the Base Rate.

 

“BofA” means Bank of America, N.A.

 

“Borrower” means prior to the consummation of the AMC Merger, AMC Entertainment Inc., a Delaware corporation and from and after the consummation of the AMC Merger, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

 

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“Borrower Offer of Specified Discounted Prepayment” means the offer by the Borrower to make a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a specified discount to par pursuant to Section 2.8(e)(ii) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offers” means the solicitation by the Borrower 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 2.8(e)(iii) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offers” means the solicitation by the Borrower of offers for, and the corresponding acceptance, if any, by a Lender of, a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a discount to par pursuant to Section 2.8(e)(iv) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Borrower’s Accountants” means KPMG LLP or any other independent nationally-recognized public accountants selected by the Borrower.

 

“Borrowing” means a Revolving Credit Borrowing or a Term Loan Borrowing.

 

“Business Day” means a day of the year on which banks are not required or authorized to close in New York City and, if the applicable Business Day relates to notices, determinations, fundings and payments in connection with the Eurodollar Rate or any Eurodollar Rate Loans, a day on which dealings in Dollar deposits are also carried on in the London interbank market.

 

“Canadian Dollar” means the lawful money of Canada.

 

“Capital Expenditures” means, for any Person for any period, the aggregate of amounts that would be reflected as additions to property, plant or equipment on a Consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries prepared in accordance with GAAP, excluding interest capitalized during construction.

 

“Capital Lease” means, with respect to any Person, any lease of, or other arrangement conveying the right to use, property by such Person as lessee that would be classified or accounted for as a capital lease on a balance sheet of such Person prepared in conformity with GAAP as in effect on the Closing Date.

 

“Capital Lease Obligation” means, with respect to any Person as of any date, the amount as of such date of all Consolidated obligations of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries that would be required to be capitalized in accordance with GAAP as in effect on the Closing Date under Capital Leases; for the avoidance of doubt, any obligations relating to a lease that was accounted for by such Person as an operating lease as of the Closing Date and any similar lease entered into after the Closing Date by such Person shall be accounted for as obligations relating to an operating lease and not as Capital Lease Obligations.

 

“Capitalized Software Expenditures” shall mean, for any period, the aggregate of all expenditures (whether paid in cash or accrued as liabilities) by a Person during such period in respect of licensed or purchased software or internally developed software and software enhancements that, in accordance with GAAP, are or are required

 

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to be reflected as capitalized costs on the consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries.

 

“Cash Collateral Account” means any Deposit Account or Securities Account that is (a) established by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its sole discretion to receive cash and Cash Equivalents (or purchase cash or Cash Equivalents with funds received) from the Loan Parties or Persons acting on their behalf pursuant to the Loan Documents, (b) with such depositaries and securities intermediaries as the Administrative Agent may determine in its sole discretion, (c) in the name of the Administrative Agent (although such account may also have words referring to the Borrower and the account’s purpose), (d) under the control of the Administrative Agent and (e) in the case of a Securities Account, with respect to which the Administrative Agent shall be the Entitlement Holder and the only Person authorized to give Entitlement Orders with respect thereto.

 

“Cash Equivalents” means at any time: (a) any evidence of Indebtedness with a maturity of twelve months or less issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States or guaranteed by a government that is a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD Country”) or any agency, instrumentality, state or political subdivision thereof which is rated “A-” or better by S&P; (b) certificates of deposit, time deposits, eurodollar time deposits, overnight bank deposits or bankers’ acceptances with a maturity of twelve months or less of, or dollar deposits in, any financial institution that is a member of the Federal Reserve System or an applicable central bank of an OECD Country having a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $500,000,000; (c) commercial paper with a maturity of twelve months or less rated at least “A-1” (or its equivalent) by S&P or at least “P-1” (or its equivalent) by Moody’s; (d) repurchase agreements and reverse repurchase agreements relating to marketable direct obligations issued or unconditionally guaranteed by the government of the United States or issued by any agency thereof and backed by the full faith and credit of the government of the United States, in each case maturing within one year from the date of acquisition, provided that the terms of such agreements comply with the guidelines set forth in the Federal Financial Agreements of Depository Institutions with Securities Dealers and Others, as adopted by the Comptroller of the Currency; (e) qualified purchaser funds regulated by the exemption provided by Section 3(c)(7) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which funds possess a “AAA” rating from at least two nationally recognized agencies and provide daily liquidity; (f) money market mutual or similar funds which invest exclusively in assets satisfying the requirements of clauses (a) through (e) of this definition; (g) instruments equivalent to those referred to in clauses (a) through (f) above denominated in Pesos, Euros or any other foreign currency comparable in credit quality and tenor to those referred to above and customarily used by corporations for cash management purposes in any jurisdiction outside the United States to the extent reasonably required in connection with any business conducted by any Subsidiary organized in such jurisdiction; and (h) auction rate securities issued by any domestic corporation or any domestic government instrumentality, in each case rated at least “A-1” (or its equivalent) by S&P or at least “P-1” (or its equivalent) by Moody’s and maturing

 

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within six months of the date of acquisition (or with interest rates or dividend yields that are re-set at least every 35 days).

 

“Cash Management Document” means any certificate, agreement or other document executed by any Loan Party in respect of the Cash Management Obligations of any Loan Party.

 

“Cash Management Obligation” means, as applied to any Person, any direct or indirect liability, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of cash management services (including treasury, depository, overdraft, credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer and other cash management arrangements) provided after the Closing Date (regardless of whether these or similar services were provided prior to the Closing Date by any Agent, any Lender or any Affiliate of any of them) by any Agent, any Lender or any Affiliate of any of them in connection with this Agreement or any Loan Document (other than Cash Management Documents), including obligations for the payment of fees, interest, charges, expenses, attorneys’ fees and disbursements in connection therewith.

 

“CFC” shall mean a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957(a) of the Code.

 

“CGMI” means Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

 

“Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the date of this Agreement, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided, that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.

 

“Change of Control” means the occurrence of any of the following:

 

(a)                                 the Permitted Holders ceasing to have the power, directly or indirectly, to vote or direct the voting of a majority of the Voting Stock of Holdings (or, at any time after the consummation of a Qualifying IPO of the Borrower, the Borrower); provided, however, that the occurrence of the foregoing event shall not be deemed a Change of Control if (i) at any time prior to the consummation of a Qualifying IPO of Holdings or the Borrower, and for any reason whatever, (A) the Permitted Holders otherwise have the right, directly or indirectly, to designate (and do so designate) a majority of the board of directors of Holdings or (B) the Permitted Holders own, directly or indirectly, of record and beneficially an amount of Voting Stock of Holdings equal to an amount more

 

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than thirty-five percent (35%) of the amount of Voting Stock of Holdings owned, directly or indirectly, by the Permitted Holders of record and beneficially as of the Closing Date and such ownership by the Permitted Holders represents the largest single block of Voting Stock of Holdings held by any Person or related group for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, or (ii) at any time after the consummation of a Qualifying IPO of Holdings or the Borrower, and for any reason whatsoever, (A) no “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such person and its subsidiaries, and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan), excluding the Permitted Holders, shall become the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13(d)-3 and 13(d)-5 under such Act), directly or indirectly, of more than the greater of (x) thirty-five percent (35%) of the outstanding Voting Stock of Holdings or the Borrower, as applicable, and (y) the percentage of the then outstanding Voting Stock of Holdings or the Borrower, as applicable, owned, directly or indirectly, beneficially by the Permitted Holders, and (B) during any period of twelve (12) consecutive months, the board of directors of Holdings or the Borrower, as applicable, shall consist of a majority of the Continuing Directors;

 

(b)                                 any “Change of Control” (or any comparable term) as defined in any Indenture, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of which is in excess of $25,000,000; or

 

(c)                                  prior to (i) the consummation of the AMC Merger or (ii) the consummation of a Qualifying IPO of the Borrower, the Borrower ceasing to be a direct wholly owned Subsidiary of Holdings.

 

“Citibank” means Citibank, N.A., a national banking association.

 

“Citicorp” has the meaning specified in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

“Closing Date” means April 30, 2013.

 

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

 

“Co-Documentation Agents” means Barclays, Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch and HSBC Bank, in their capacities as co-documentation agents under this Agreement.

 

“Collateral” means all property and interests in property and proceeds thereof now owned or hereafter acquired by any Loan Party in or upon which a Lien is granted under any Collateral Document.

 

“Collateral Documents” means the Pledge and Security Agreement, the Mortgages and any other document executed and delivered by a Loan Party granting a Lien on any of its property to secure payment of the Obligations.

 

“Commitment” means, with respect to any Lender, such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment, if any, and “Commitments” means the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments of all Lenders.

 

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

 

“Compliance Certificate” has the meaning specified in Section 6.1(c) (Financial Statements).

 

“Connection Income Taxes” means Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.

 

“Consolidated” means, with respect to any Person, the consolidation of accounts of such Person and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP.

 

“Consolidated Cash Taxes” means, with respect to the Borrower for any period, the Consolidated income, franchise and similar taxes, as determined in accordance with GAAP, to the extent the same are payable in cash with respect to such period (including to the extent applicable in respect of tax liabilities incurred in a prior period, including prior to the Closing Date).

 

“Consolidated Current Assets” means, with respect to any Person at any date, the total Consolidated current assets (other than cash and Cash Equivalents and current deferred tax assets) of such Person and its Subsidiaries at such date.

 

“Consolidated Current Liabilities” means, with respect to any Person at any date, all liabilities of such Person and its Subsidiaries at such date that should be classified as current liabilities on a Consolidated balance sheet of such Person and its Subsidiaries, but excluding, in the case of the Borrower the sum of (a) the principal amount of any current portion of long-term Indebtedness, (b) (without duplication of clause (a) above) the then outstanding principal amount of the Loans, (c) the principal amount of any short-term Indebtedness, (d) current deferred tax liabilities, (e) accruals of interest expense (excluding interest expense that is due and unpaid) and (f) accruals of any costs or expenses related to bonuses, pension and other post-retirement benefit obligations.

 

“Consolidated EBITDA” means, with respect to any Person for any period, the Consolidated Net Income of such Person for such period increased (to the extent deducted in determining Consolidated Net Income) by the sum (without duplication) of: (i) all income taxes of such Person and its Subsidiaries paid or accrued in accordance with GAAP for such period (other than income taxes attributable to extraordinary gains or losses), franchise and capital and similar taxes, and any tax distributions made to Holdings in respect of consolidated, combined, unitary or affiliated returns and to pay franchise and capital taxes and other fees, taxes and expenses to maintain its corporate existence (net of comparable tax credits); (ii) interest expense (including (x) all cash dividend payments (excluding items eliminated in consolidation) on any series of preferred stock or Disqualified Stock and (y) costs of surety bonds in connection with financing activities) of such Person and its Subsidiaries for such period (net of interest income); (iii) depreciation expense of such Person and its Subsidiaries for such period; (iv) amortization expense of such Person and its Subsidiaries for such period including amortization of capitalized debt issuance costs, amortization of intangible assets and

 

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Capitalized Software Expenditures and amortization of unrecognized prior service costs and actuarial gains and losses related to pensions and other post-employment benefits; (v) any call premium (or original issue discount) expenses (cash and non-cash) associated with the call or repurchases of Indebtedness; (vi) letter of credit fees and annual agency fees paid to the Administrative Agent; (vii) cash expense incurred in connection with any permitted investment, any equity issuance or debt issuance of the Borrower or Holdings or any direct or indirect parent company of Holdings (in each case, whether or not consummated, to the extent that the proceeds of such permitted investment, equity issuance or debt issuance are contributed or proposed to be contributed to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries); (viii) to the extent actually reimbursed, expenses incurred to the extent covered by indemnification provisions in any agreement in connection with a Proposed Acquisition permitted under Section 8.3 (Investments); (ix) to the extent covered by insurance under which the insurer has been properly notified and has not denied or contested coverage, expenses with respect to liability or casualty events or business interruption; (x) any fees and expenses (or any accruals relating to such fees and related expenses) and any one-time termination fees in respect of a Change of Control or Qualifying IPO and related indemnities and reasonable out of pocket expenses, in each case, as permitted under this Agreement to be paid to the Permitted Holders; (xi) fees and expenses in connection with refinancings of Indebtedness permitted under this Agreement, including charges attributable to the write-off debt discount and the write-off of deferred financing fees; (xii)(A) non-recurring cash facilities relocation and consolidation costs and (B) other non-recurring fees, cash charges and other non-recurring cash expenses (including restructuring charges and severance costs), whether incurred prior to or after the Closing Date; (xiii) non-cash straight line rent operating lease adjustments reducing Consolidated Net Income, less any such adjustments increasing Consolidated Net Income, in each case as required under GAAP; (xiv) any other non-cash charges and expenses of such Person and its Subsidiaries for such period (including non-cash expenses recognized in accordance with SFAS No. 106); (xv) costs incurred in connection with the closing or disposition of any theatre or screen within a theatre during any applicable period; (xvi) costs incurred in connection with any newly opened theatre, any theatre newly acquired from other than an Affiliate and unconsummated theatre acquisitions from other than an Affiliate (but not to exceed $10,000,000 for any single unconsummated theatre acquisition), all as determined in accordance with GAAP; (xvii) fees, expenses and other costs incurred in connection with the Transactions and any potential amendments or waivers to the Loan Documents (whether or not successful); (xviii) any cost or expense incurred pursuant to any management equity plan or stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement or any stock subscription or shareholder agreement, to the extent that such cost or expense is funded with cash proceeds contributed to the capital of the Borrower or a Guarantor (other than contributions received from the Borrower or another Guarantor) or Net Cash Proceeds of an issuance of Stock of the Borrower (other than Disqualified Stock or Permitted Cure Securities); (xix) one-time costs associated with commencing Public Company Compliance; and (xx) losses attributable to currency remeasurements of Indebtedness, and losses resulting from Hedging Contracts for currency exchange risk; (xxi) amounts estimated in good faith to be received with respect

 

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to liability or casualty events or business interruption insurance in respect of lost revenues or earnings (with a deduction for amounts actually received up to such estimated amount to the extent included in Consolidated Net Income in a future period) to the extent covered by insurance and either actually reimbursed, or, so long as such person has made a determination that there exists reasonable evidence that such amount will in fact be reimbursed by the insurer and only to the extent that such amount is (x) not denied by the applicable carrier in writing within 180 days and (y) in fact reimbursed within 365 days following the date of such evidence (with a deduction for any amount so added back to the extent not so reimbursed within such 365 days); and (xxii) for purposes of determining compliance with Article V (Financial Covenant) only, the Cure Amount, if any, received by the Borrower for such period and permitted to be included in Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to Section 9.5 (Right to Cure), all determined on a Consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, plus unrealized losses and minus unrealized gains in respect of Hedging Contracts, all as determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

“Consolidated Interest Expense” means, with respect to any Person for any period, without duplication, (i) the sum of (a) gross interest expense of such Person and its Subsidiaries for such period as determined on a Consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, but excluding, to the extent included in interest expense, (A) amortization of fees and expenses associated with the consummation of the Transactions, (B) annual agency fees paid to the Administrative Agent, (C) costs associated with obtaining or terminating Hedging Contracts, (D) amortization of fees and expenses associated with any permitted investment, equity issuance or debt issuance (whether or not consummated), (E) pay-in-kind interest expense or other noncash interest expense (including as a result of the effects of purchase accounting) and (F) any payments made in respect of operating leases entered into by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries after May 21, 1998 and required to be reflected on a Consolidated balance sheet pursuant to EITF 97-10 and (b) the aggregate amount of the interest component of Capital Lease Obligations paid, accrued and/or scheduled to be paid or accrued by such Person and its Subsidiaries during such period as determined on a Consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, less (ii) the interest income (exclusive of deferred financing fees) of such Person and its Subsidiaries for such period as determined on a Consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, and with respect to clauses (i) and (ii), only to the extent the same are paid or payable (or received or receivable) in cash with respect to such period; provided, however, that, Consolidated Interest Expense shall be calculated after giving effect to any payments made by such Person minus any payments received by such Person in respect of Hedging Contracts.

 

“Consolidated Net Income” means, with respect to any Person (the “Determination Person”), for any period, the Consolidated net income (or loss) of such Determination Person and its Subsidiaries for such period as determined in accordance with GAAP; provided, that (i) to the extent included in calculating such net income, Consolidated Net Income shall exclude the following: (A) all after-tax extraordinary gains or losses (net of reasonable fees and expenses relating to the transaction giving rise thereto), (B) the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles as well as any

 

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current period impact of new accounting pronouncements including those related to purchase accounting, (C) any net after-tax gains or losses attributable to the early extinguishment of Indebtedness, (D) any non-cash income or charges resulting from mark-to-market accounting under Statement of Financial Accounting Standard No. 52 — Foreign Currency Translation relating to indebtedness denominated in foreign currencies, (E) any non-cash impairment charges or asset write offs resulting from the application of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 142 — Goodwill and Other Intangibles and No. 144 — Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets and the amortization of intangibles and other fair value adjustments including arising pursuant to Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 141 — Business Combinations, (F) inventory purchase accounting adjustments and amortization, impairment and other non-cash charges (including asset revaluations) resulting from purchase accounting adjustments with respect to any Proposed Acquisition permitted under Section 8.3 (Investments), (G) gains or losses incurred in connection with Asset Sales other than those in the ordinary course of business and (H) any expenses related to the Transactions, (ii) the net income (or loss) of any other Person in which such Determination Person or one of its Subsidiaries or a Joint Venture of such Determination Person has an ownership interest with a third party (which interest of such Determination Person or Subsidiary or Joint Venture does not cause the net income of such other Person to be Consolidated into the net income of such Determination Person) shall be included in the Consolidated Net Income of such Determination Person for such period (or, if later, the period in which the cash dividend or distribution referred to below is received) only to the extent of the amount that has been actually received and retained by such Determination Person or its Subsidiary or Joint Venture in the form of cash dividends or other cash distributions during such period (or such later period, as applicable) and (iii) there shall be included in Consolidated Net Income the deferred revenue eliminated as a consequence of the application of purchase accounting adjustments due to the Transactions or any Proposed Acquisition permitted under Section 8.3 (Investments) for the fiscal periods that such revenue would otherwise have been recognized.

 

“Consolidated Total Assets” shall mean, as of any date of determination, the total assets of the Borrower and the consolidated Subsidiaries without giving effect to any amortization of the amount of intangible assets since the Closing Date, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP, as set forth on the consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower as of the most recently ended Test Period, calculated on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect to any acquisition or Disposition of a Person or assets that may have occurred on or after the last day of such fiscal quarter.

 

“Constituent Documents” means, with respect to any Person, (a) the articles of incorporation, certificate of incorporation, constitution or certificate of formation (or the equivalent organizational documents) of such Person, (b) the by-laws or operating agreement (or the equivalent governing documents) of such Person and (c) any document setting forth the manner of election or duties of the directors or managing members of such Person (if any) and the designation, amount or relative rights, limitations and preferences of any class or series of such Person’s Stock.

 

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“Contaminant” means any material, substance or waste that is classified or regulated under any Environmental Law as hazardous, toxic, a contaminant or a pollutant or by other words of similar meaning, including any petroleum or petroleum-derived substance or waste, asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls.

 

“Continuing Directors” shall mean the directors of Holdings on the Closing Date, and each other director, if, in each case, such other director’s nomination for election to the board of directors of Holdings is recommended by a majority of the then Continuing Directors or such other director receives the vote of Wanda in his or her election by the stockholders of Holdings.

 

“Contractual Obligation” of any Person means any obligation, agreement, undertaking or similar provision of any Security issued by such Person or of any agreement, undertaking, contract, lease, indenture, mortgage, deed of trust or other instrument (excluding a Loan Document) to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.

 

“Corporate Chart” means a corporate organizational chart, list or other similar document in each case in form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and setting forth, for each Person that is a Loan Party, that is subject to Section 7.11 (Additional Collateral and Guaranties) or that is a Subsidiary of any of them, (a) the full legal name of such Person (and any trade name, fictitious name or other name such Person may have had or operated under), (b) the jurisdiction of organization, the organizational number (if any) and the tax identification number (if any) of such Person, (c) the location of such Person’s chief executive office (or sole place of business) and (d) the number of shares of each class of such Person’s Stock authorized (if applicable), the number outstanding as of the date of delivery and the number and percentage of such outstanding shares for each such class owned (directly or indirectly) by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any of them.

 

“Credit Suisse” means Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC.

 

“Cure Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 9.5 (Right to Cure).

 

“Cure Right” has the meaning specified in Section 9.5 (Right to Cure).

 

“DCIP” means Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

 

“DCIP Entity” means DCIP and its direct and indirect subsidiaries.

 

“DCIP Investment Transaction” means (a) a capital contribution by the Borrower or any Subsidiary (of cash or of Digital Cinema Equipment), whether directly or indirectly (including, without limitation, through an Unrestricted Subsidiary), to any DCIP Entity or (b) the sale of Digital Cinema Equipment of the Borrower or any Subsidiary to any DCIP Entity as part of a sale and leaseback transaction with any DCIP Entity for such equipment in which the Borrower or a Subsidiary is the lessee, in each case, in connection with the implementation, maintenance and support of digital cinema in theaters of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries; provided, that the Borrower is the

 

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beneficial owner of no less than 5% of the ordinary Stock of DCIP at the time of such contribution or sale.

 

“Debt Issuance” means the incurrence of Indebtedness of the type specified in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Indebtedness” by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

“Default” means any event that, with the passing of time or the giving of notice or both, would become an Event of Default.

 

“Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, a Lender as to which the Administrative Agent has notified the Borrower or has received a notice from the Borrower pursuant to clause (ii) below that (i) such Lender has failed for two or more Business Days to comply with its obligations under this Agreement to make a Loan, make a payment to the Issuer in respect of a Letter of Credit and/or make a payment to the Swing Lender in respect of a Swing Loan (each a “funding obligation”), (ii) such Lender has notified the Administrative Agent or the Borrower in writing (and the Borrower has notified the Administrative Agent thereof in writing), or has stated publicly, that it will not comply with any such funding obligation hereunder, (iii) such Lender has, for three or more Business Days, failed to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent, in response to a written request of the Administrative Agent, that it will comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or (iv) a Lender Insolvency Event has occurred and is continuing with respect to such Lender (provided, that neither the reallocation of funding obligations provided for in Section 2.18 (Defaulting Lender) as a result of a Lender being a Defaulting Lender nor the performance by Non-Defaulting Lenders of such reallocated funding obligations will by themselves cause the relevant Defaulting Lender to become a Non-Defaulting Lender).

 

“Deferred Prepayment Amount” means, with respect to any Net Cash Proceeds of any Deferred Prepayment Event, the portion of such Net Cash Proceeds subject to a Deferred Prepayment Notice.

 

“Deferred Prepayment Date” means, with respect to any Net Cash Proceeds of any Deferred Prepayment Event, the earlier of (a) the date occurring 365 days after such Deferred Prepayment Event or, if a definitive letter of intent or agreement has been executed during such 365 day period with respect to the reinvestment of such Net Cash Proceeds, the date occurring six months after the date of such letter of intent or agreement, as the case may be, and (b) the date that is five Business Days after the date on which the Borrower shall have notified the Administrative Agent of (i) the Borrower’s determination not to reinvest in assets useful in the Borrower’s or a Subsidiary’s business or (ii) the determination by the applicable Subsidiary of the Borrower not to repay the applicable Indebtedness with all or any portion of the relevant Deferred Prepayment Amount for such Net Cash Proceeds.

 

“Deferred Prepayment Event” means any Asset Sale or Property Loss Event in respect of which the Borrower has delivered a Deferred Prepayment Notice.

 

“Deferred Prepayment Notice” means a written notice executed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower stating that no Default or Event of Default has

 

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occurred and is continuing and that the Borrower (directly or indirectly through one of its Subsidiaries) intends and expects to use all or a specified portion of the Net Cash Proceeds of an Asset Sale or Property Loss Event to acquire, upgrade, improve, repair or replace assets useful in its or one of its Subsidiaries’ businesses.

 

“Deposit Account” has the meaning given to such term in the UCC.

 

“Designated Non-Cash Consideration” shall mean the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Borrower) of non-cash consideration received by the Borrower or one of its Subsidiaries in connection with an Asset Sale that is so designated as Designated Non-Cash Consideration pursuant to a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, setting forth the basis of such valuation, less the amount of cash or cash equivalents received in connection with a subsequent sale of such Designated Non-Cash Consideration.

 

“Digital Cinema Equipment” means digital cinema projectors, servers, media blocks and any equipment to the extent attached to or affixed to such projectors, servers and/or media blocks including by means of network interface or otherwise necessary to enable such projectors, servers and/or media blocks to operate as functional digital projection systems. For the avoidance of doubt, equipment that is necessary to enable such digital cinema projectors, servers or media blocks to operate as functional digital projection systems shall include all such equipment whether or not readily replaceable at minimal cost.

 

“Disclosure Documents” means, collectively, the Lender Presentation dated April 2013 and all other written materials prepared in connection with the syndication of the Facilities.

 

“Discounted Prepayment Accepting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(ii)(B) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Discount Range” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iii) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Discount Range Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iii) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Discount Range Prepayment Notice” means a written notice of a Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offers made pursuant to Section 2.8(e)(iii) (Optional Prepayments) substantially in the form of Exhibit K (Form of Discount Range Prepayment Notice).

 

“Discount Range Prepayment Offer” means the irrevocable written offer by a Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit L (Form of Discount Range Prepayment Offer), 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 2.8(e)(iii) (Optional Prepayments).

 

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“Discount Range Proration” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iii) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Discounted Term Loan Prepayment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(i) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Discounted Prepayment Determination Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iv) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Discounted Prepayment Effective Date” means, in the case of a Borrower Offer of Specified Discounted Prepayment, a Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offer or a Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offer, five Business Days following the Specified Discounted Prepayment Response Date, the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date or the Acceptance Date, respectively, in accordance with Section 2.8(e)(ii) (Optional Prepayments), Section 2.8(e)(iii) (Optional Prepayments) or Section 2.8(e)(iv) (Optional Prepayments), respectively, unless a shorter period is agreed to between the Borrower and the Auction Agent.

 

“Dispose” or “Disposition” has the meaning specified in Section 8.4 (Sale of Assets).

 

“Disqualified Institution” means (a) those persons identified by the Borrower in writing to the Arrangers prior to December 2, 2015, (ii) any person identified by name by the Borrower in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders from time to time that is or becomes a competitor of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, (iii) any Affiliates (other than any Debt Fund Affiliate (as defined below)) of any Person described in clause (i) or (ii) above that are clearly identifiable as Affiliates solely on the basis of their name (provided that the Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to carry out due diligence in order to identify such Affiliates) and (iv) any other Affiliate of any Person described in clause (ii) above that is identified in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders from time to time; provided that any designations after the date hereof shall become effective two days after delivery of each written supplement to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, but shall not apply retroactively to disqualify any Persons that have previously acquired an assignment or participation interest in the Loans.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any list of Disqualified Institutions shall be required to be available to any Lender that requests a copy of such list from the Administrative Agent.

 

For purposes of the foregoing, “Debt Fund Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, a bona fide debt fund that is an affiliate of such person and that is primarily engaged in, or advises fund or other investment vehicles that are engaged in, making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans, notes, bonds and similar extensions of credit or securities in the ordinary course of its business, whose managers have fiduciary duties to the investors independent of their duties to such person or other affiliates, and with respect to which such person and its other affiliates do not, directly or indirectly, possess the power to direct or cause the direction of the investment policies of such entity.

 

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“Disqualified Stock” means with respect to any Person, any Stock that, by its terms (or by the terms of any Security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event, (a) matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than solely for Qualified Stock), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or is exchangeable for Indebtedness of such Person (except as a result of a change of control or asset sale so long as any rights of the holders thereof upon the occurrence of a change of control or asset sale event shall be subject to the prior repayment in full of the Loans and all other Obligations (other than Cash Management Obligations, Obligations arising under Cash Management Documents and Hedging Contracts and contingent indemnification obligations as to which no claim in pending) that are accrued and payable and the termination of the Commitments), or (b) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof (other than solely for Qualified Stock), (c) provides for the scheduled payments of dividends in cash, or (d) is or becomes convertible into or exchangeable for Indebtedness or any other Security that would constitute Disqualified Stock, in each case, in whole or in part, on or prior to the Latest Maturity Date (provided, that only the portion of the Securities that so mature or are mandatorily redeemable, are so convertible or exchangeable or are so redeemable at the option of the holder thereof prior to such date shall be deemed to be Disqualified Stock).  Notwithstanding the foregoing: (i) any Security issued to any employee or to any plan for the benefit of employees of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such employees shall not constitute Disqualified Stock solely because they may be required to be repurchased by the Borrower in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations or as a result of such employee’s termination, death or disability, (ii) any class of Securities of such Person that by its terms authorizes such Person to satisfy its obligations thereunder by delivery of Securities that are not Disqualified Stock shall not be deemed to be Disqualified Stock, and (iii) Securities constituting Qualified Stock when issued shall not cease to constitute Qualified Stock as a result of the subsequent extension of the Initial Term Loan Maturity Date.

 

“Documentary Letter of Credit” means any Letter of Credit that is drawable upon presentation of documents evidencing the sale or shipment of goods purchased by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of its business.

 

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

 

“Dollar Equivalent” of any amount means, at the time of determination thereof, (a) if such amount is expressed in Dollars, such amount, (b) if such amount is expressed in any Alternative Currency, the equivalent amount thereof in Dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuer, as the case may be, at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (determined, in the case of any Letters of Credit, in respect of the most recent Revaluation Date) for the purchase of Dollars with such Alternative Currency and (c) if such amount is denominated in any other currency, the equivalent of such amount in Dollars as determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuer using any method of determination it deems appropriate.

 

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“Domestic Lending Office” means, with respect to any Lender, the office of such Lender specified as its “Domestic Lending Office” opposite its name on Schedule II (Applicable Lending Offices and Addresses for Notices) or on the Assignment and Acceptance by which it became a Lender or such other office of such Lender as such Lender may from time to time specify to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

 

“Domestic Person” means any “United States person” under and as defined in Section 770l(a)(30) of the Code.

 

“Domestic Loan Party” means any Loan Party organized under the laws of any state of the United States of America or the District of Columbia.

 

“Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower organized under the laws of any state of the United States of America or the District of Columbia.

 

“Eligible Assignee” means (a) a Lender or an Affiliate or Approved Fund of any Lender, (b) a commercial bank having total assets whose Dollar Equivalent exceeds $5,000,000,000, (c) a finance company, insurance company or any other financial institution or Fund, in each case reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and regularly engaged in making, purchasing or investing in loans and having a net worth, determined in accordance with GAAP, whose Dollar Equivalent exceeds $250,000,000 (or, to the extent net worth is less than such amount, a finance company, insurance company, other financial institution or Fund, reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower) or (d) a savings and loan association or savings bank organized under the laws of the United States or any State thereof having a net worth, determined in accordance with GAAP, whose Dollar Equivalent exceeds $250,000,000; provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, “Eligible Assignee” shall not include (i) the Borrower or any of its Affiliates other than pursuant to the procedures set forth in Section 11.2 (Assignments and Participations) or (ii) any Disqualified Institution.

 

“Engagement Letter” means that certain Engagement Letter, dated April 30, 2013 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time), by and among the Borrower and the Arrangers.

 

“Entitlement Holder” has the meaning given to such term in the UCC.

 

“Entitlement Order” has the meaning given to such term in the UCC.

 

“Environmental Laws” means all applicable Requirements of Law now or hereafter in effect and as amended or supplemented from time to time, relating to pollution or the protection of human health, the environment or natural resources or the release of any materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous substances or wastes, air emissions and discharges to waste or public systems, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq.); the Hazardous Material Transportation Act, as amended (49 U.S.C. § 5101 et seq.); the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. § 136 et seq.); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq.); the Toxic Substance Control Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.); the Clean Air Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 7401 et seq.); the

 

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Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.); the Occupational Safety and Health Act, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 651 et seq.); the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 300f et seq.); and each of their state and local counterparts or equivalents and any transfer of ownership notification or approval statute, including the Industrial Site Recovery Act (N.J. Stat. Ann. § 13:1K-6 et seq.).

 

“Environmental Liabilities and Costs” means, with respect to any Person, all liabilities, obligations, responsibilities, Remedial Actions, losses, damages (but excluding any punitive, consequential or treble damages), costs and expenses (including all fees, disbursements and expenses of counsel, experts and consultants and costs of investigation and feasibility studies), fines and penalties, whether contingent or otherwise, arising under any Environmental Law, Permit, order or agreement with any Governmental Authority or other Person, in each case relating to any environmental, health or safety condition or to any Release or threatened Release and resulting from the past, present or future operations of, or ownership of property by, such Person or any of its Subsidiaries or exposure to any Contaminant.

 

“Environmental Lien” means any Lien in favor of any Governmental Authority for Environmental Liabilities and Costs.

 

“Equity Issuance” means the issue or sale of any Stock of Holdings, the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower by Holdings, the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower to any Person other than Holdings, the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower.

 

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

 

“ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control or treated as a single employer with the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries within the meaning of Section 414(b), (c), (m) or (o) of the Code.

 

“ERISA Event” means (a) a reportable event described in Section 4043(c)(1), (2), (3), (5), (6), (8) or (9) of ERISA with respect to a Title IV Plan, other than events for which the thirty (30) day notice period has been waived, (b) the withdrawal of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any ERISA Affiliate from a Title IV 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, (c) the complete or partial withdrawal of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any ERISA Affiliate from any Multiemployer Plan, (d) notice of reorganization or insolvency of a Multiemployer Plan, (e) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate a Title IV Plan or the treatment of a plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041 of ERISA, (f) the institution of proceedings to terminate a Title IV Plan or Multiemployer Plan by the PBGC, (g) the failure to make any required contribution to a Title IV Plan or Multiemployer Plan, (h) the imposition of a lien under Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA on the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any ERISA Affiliate or (i) any other event or condition that might reasonably be expected to constitute grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Title IV

 

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Plan or Multiemployer Plan or the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA.

 

“Euro” means the single currency of participating member States of the European Union.

 

“Eurocurrency Liabilities” has the meaning assigned to that term in Regulation D of the Federal Reserve Board.

 

“Eurodollar Base Rate” means, with respect to any Interest Period for any Eurodollar Rate Loan, the rate determined by the Administrative Agent at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on the date that is two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period by reference to the ICE Benchmark Administration Interest Settlement Rates (or by reference to the rates provided by any Person that takes over the administration of such rate if the ICE Benchmark Administration is no longer making a “LIBO Rate” rate available) for deposits in Dollars (as set forth by the Bloomberg Information Service or any successor thereto or any other service selected by the Administrative Agent that has been nominated by the ICE Benchmark Administration (or any successor thereto) as an authorized information vendor for the purpose of displaying such rates) for a period equal to such Interest Period (the “Screen Rate”); provided that, to the extent that an interest rate is not ascertainable pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this definition, “Eurodollar Base Rate” shall be the interest rate per annum equal to the Interpolated Screen Rate.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the Eurodollar Base Rate be less than 0.75% per annum.

 

“Eurodollar Lending Office” means, with respect to any Lender, the office of such Lender specified as its “Eurodollar Lending Office” opposite its name on Schedule II (Applicable Lending Offices and Addresses for Notices) or on the Assignment and Acceptance by which it became a Lender (or, if no such office is specified, its Domestic Lending Office) or such other office of such Lender as such Lender may from time to time specify to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

 

“Eurodollar Rate” means, with respect to any Interest Period for any Eurodollar Rate Loan, an interest rate per annum equal to the rate per annum obtained by dividing (a) the Eurodollar Base Rate by (b)(i) a percentage equal to 100% minus (ii) the reserve percentage applicable two Business Days before the first day of such Interest Period under regulations issued from time to time by the Federal Reserve Board for determining the maximum reserve requirement (including any emergency, supplemental or other marginal reserve requirement) for a member bank of the Federal Reserve System in New York City with respect to liabilities or assets consisting of or including Eurocurrency Liabilities (or with respect to any other category of liabilities that includes deposits by reference to which the Eurodollar Rate is determined) having a term equal to such Interest Period.

 

“Eurodollar Rate Loan” means any Loan that, for an Interest Period, bears interest based on the Eurodollar Rate.

 

“Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 9.1 (Events of Default).

 

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“Excess Cash Flow” means, with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis for any period, an amount equal to (a) Consolidated EBITDA plus (b) the excess, if any, of the Working Capital at the beginning of such period over the Working Capital at the end of such period minus (c) without duplication:

 

(i)                                     Capital Expenditures to the extent permitted by this Agreement and paid in cash, during such period, or which the Borrower or any Subsidiary has become obligated to make payments with respect thereto in the following period but that are not made during such period; provided, that (i) the Borrower shall deliver a certificate to the Administrative Agent not later than 90 days after the end of such period, signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower and certifying that payments in respect of such Capital Expenditures are reasonably expected to be made in the following period, and (ii) any amount so deducted shall not be deducted again in a subsequent period and any amount so deducted that is not used to make payments in respect of Capital Expenditures in the following period shall be added back to Excess Cash Flow in such period;

 

(ii)                                  total Consolidated Interest Expense paid in cash;

 

(iii)                               Consolidated Cash Taxes paid or that will be paid within six months after the end of such period (which payments would have been deducted in calculating Excess Cash Flow for such period had they been made during such period); provided, however, that with respect to Consolidated Cash Taxes that will be paid within six months after the end of such period, (w) the Borrower shall have established adequate reserves therefor on the books of the Borrower in conformity with GAAP, (x) the Borrower shall deliver a certificate to the Administrative Agent not later than 90 days after the end of such period, signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, describing the nature and amount of such Consolidated Cash Taxes and certifying that such Consolidated Cash Taxes will be paid within six months after the end of such period, (y) if such payment is not made at any time during the following period, the amount of such payment shall be added back to Excess Cash Flow in such period and (z) any deduction from Excess Cash Flow made with respect to such Consolidated Cash Taxes pursuant to this clause (iii) in such period, to the extent made in the following period, shall not be deducted in computing Excess Cash Flow for the period in which such Consolidated Cash Taxes are paid;

 

(iv)                              the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness repaid or prepaid, excluding (A) Indebtedness in respect of Revolving Loans, Letters of Credit and any other Indebtedness that consists of a revolving line of credit, (B) Term Loans prepaid pursuant to Sections 2.8 (Optional Prepayments) and 2.9 (Mandatory Prepayments) and (C) repayments or prepayments of Indebtedness that, in accordance with GAAP, constitutes (or when incurred constituted) a long-term liability and current maturities of such long-term liabilities financed by incurring other such long-term Indebtedness;

 

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(v)                                 Restricted Payments made in cash to the extent permitted under Section 8.5(c), (d), (f) or (h) (Restricted Payments);

 

(vi)                              letter of credit and commitment or facility fees (including the Applicable Unused Commitment Fee Rate and similar fees in respect of any other revolving or committed line of credit);

 

(vii)                           proceeds received from insurance claims with respect to casualty events or business interruption which reimburse prior business expenses to the extent such expenses were added to Consolidated Net Income in determining Consolidated EBITDA;

 

(viii)                        cash payments made in satisfaction of non-current liabilities (other than Indebtedness);

 

(ix)                              cash expenses incurred in connection with the Transactions or, to the extent permitted hereunder, any Investment permitted under Section 8.3 (Investments), Equity Issuance or Debt Issuance (whether or not consummated), or early extinguishment of Indebtedness;

 

(x)                                 fees and expenses in connection with exchanges or refinancings permitted by Section 8.5(e) (Restricted Payments);

 

(xi)                              cash indemnity payments received pursuant to indemnification provisions in any agreement in connection with any Permitted Acquisition or any other Investment permitted hereunder (or in any similar agreement related to any other acquisition consummated prior to the Closing Date);

 

(xii)                           extraordinary and non-recurring cash charges to the extent included in determining Consolidated EBITDA;

 

(xiii)                        cash expenses incurred in connection with deferred compensation arrangements in connection with the Transactions;

 

(xiv)                       cash from operations used to consummate a Permitted Acquisition, New Project or Investment permitted under Section 8.3(e) or (i) (Investments) or any Proposed Acquisition permitted under Section 8.3 (Investments), in each case, to the extent permitted by this Agreement and paid in cash during such period, or which the Borrower or any Subsidiary has become obligated to make payments with respect thereto but that are not made during such period; provided, that (i) the Borrower shall deliver a certificate to the Administrative Agent not later than 90 days after the end of such period, signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower and certifying that payments in respect of such Permitted Acquisition, New Project or Investment are reasonably expected to be made in the following period, and (ii) any amount so deducted

 

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shall not be deducted again in a subsequent period and any amount so deducted that is not used to make payments in respect of Capital Expenditures in the following period shall be added back to Excess Cash Flow in such period;

 

(xv)                          to the extent added to Consolidated Net Income in determining Consolidated EBITDA, losses from discontinued operations;

 

(xvi)                       cash expenditures made in respect of Hedging Contracts to the extent not reflected in the computation of Consolidated EBITDA or Consolidated Interest Expense;

 

(xvii)                    to the extent not deducted in the computation of Net Cash Proceeds in respect of any asset disposition or condemnation giving rise thereto, the amount of any mandatory prepayment of Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness hereunder or under any other Loan Document), together with any interest, premium or penalties required to be paid (and actually paid) in connection therewith (in the case of the foregoing clauses (c)(i) through (xvii), to the extent made, paid, incurred or for, as the case may be, during such period);

 

(xviii)                 payments with respect to contingent contractual obligations required to be paid in the six months after the end of such period (which payments would have been deducted in calculating Excess Cash Flow for such period had they been made during such period); provided, however, that (x) the Borrower shall deliver a certificate to the Administrative Agent not later than 90 days after the end of such period, signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, describing the nature and amount of such contingent contractual obligation and certifying that such contingent contractual obligation will be paid within six months after the end of such period, (y) if such payment is not made within six months after the end of such period, then the Borrower shall promptly make an optional prepayment of Term Loans in accordance with Section 2.8 (Optional Prepayments) in an amount, if positive, equal to (A) the amount that would have been paid pursuant to Section 2.9(b) (Mandatory Prepayments) with respect to such period but for this clause (xviii) minus (B) the amount of the payment made pursuant to Section 2.9(b) (Mandatory Prepayments) with respect to such fiscal period and (z) any deduction from Excess Cash Flow made with respect to contingent contractual obligations pursuant to this clause (xviii) in such period shall not be deducted in computing Excess Cash Flow for the period in which such contingent obligations are paid; and

 

(xix)                       the excess, if any, of the Working Capital at the end of such period over the Working Capital at the beginning of such period.

 

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

 

“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

 

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Obligation (or any guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder (determined after giving effect to any “keepwell”, support or other similar agreement, if any, for the benefit of such Guarantor and any and all guarantees of such Guarantor’s Swap Obligations by other Loan Parties) 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 in accordance with the first sentence of this definition.

 

“Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its applicable lending office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof) or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes, (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 2.17(b) (Mitigation Obligations; Substitution of Lenders)) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.16 (Taxes), amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office, (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.16(g) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.

 

“Existing Credit Agreement” means the Credit Agreement, dated as of January 26, 2006 and as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, among the Borrower, the institutions party thereto as lenders and issuing banks and Citicorp, as administrative agent.

 

“Existing Letters of Credit” means the letters of credit set forth on Schedule 2.4 (Existing Letters of Credit) issued under the Existing Credit Agreement.

 

“Extended Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.20(a) (Amend and Extend Transactions).

 

“Extended Revolving Commitment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.20(a) (Amend and Extend Transactions).

 

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“Extended Revolving Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.20(a) (Amend and Extend Transactions).

 

“Extended Term Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.20(a) (Amend and Extend Transactions).

 

“Extension” has the meaning specified in Section 2.20(a) (Amend and Extend Transactions).

 

“Extension Amendment” means an amendment to this Agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower executed by each of (a) the Borrower, (b) the Administrative Agent and (c) each Lender agreeing to the applicable Extension, in accordance with Section 2.20 (Amend and Extend Transactions).

 

“Extension Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 2.20(a) (Amend and Extend Transactions).

 

“Extension Offer” has the meaning specified in Section 2.20(c)(i) (Amend and Extend Transactions).

 

“Facilities” means (a) the Term Loan Facilities and (b) the Revolving Credit Facility.

 

“Facility Increase” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a) (Facility Increases).

 

“Facility Increase Allowance” means, at any time after the First Amendment Effective Date, an amount equal to the greater of (x) $450,000,000 minus the aggregate principal amount of any and all New Incremental Loans (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, the 2015 Incremental Term Loans), New Incremental Revolving Commitments and issuances of New Incremental Notes and prior to such time and (y) an additional amount, so long as immediately after giving effect to the incurrence of such New Incremental Loans (and, with respect to any New Incremental Revolving Commitment, assuming a borrowing of the full amount of such New Incremental Revolving Commitments, with such calculation to be made excluding the cash proceeds of any debt incurred in respect thereof for cash netting purposes) or New Incremental Notes, as applicable, the First Lien Senior Secured Leverage Ratio of the Borrower does not exceed 2.25 to 1.0; provided, however, that notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, New Incremental Revolving Commitments and/or New Incremental Revolving Loans shall not exceed $75,000,000 in the aggregate.

 

“Fair Market Value” means (a) with respect to any asset or group of assets (other than a marketable Security) at any date, the value of the consideration obtainable in a sale of such asset at such date assuming a sale by a willing seller to a willing purchaser dealing at arm’s length and arranged in an orderly manner over a reasonable period of time having regard to the nature and characteristics of such asset, as reasonably determined by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower or, if such asset shall have been the subject of a relatively contemporaneous appraisal by an independent third party appraiser,

 

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the basic assumptions underlying which have not materially changed since its date, the value set forth in such appraisal and (b) with respect to any marketable Security at any date, the closing sale price of such Security on the Business Day next preceding such date, as appearing in any published list of any national securities exchange or the NASDAQ Stock Market or, if there is no such closing sale price of such Security, the final price for the purchase of such Security at face value quoted on such Business Day by a financial institution of recognized standing regularly dealing in Securities of such type and selected by the Administrative Agent.

 

“FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with) and any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code.

 

“Federal Funds Rate” means, for any period, a fluctuating interest rate per annum equal for each day during such period to the weighted average of the rates on overnight Federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System arranged by Federal funds brokers, as published for such day (or, if such day is not a Business Day, for the next preceding Business Day) by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or, if such rate is not so published for any day that is a Business Day, the average of the quotations for such day on such transactions received by the Administrative Agent from three Federal funds brokers of recognized standing selected by it.

 

“Federal Reserve Board” means the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System, or any successor thereto.

 

“Fee Letter” means that certain Administrative Agency Fee Letter, dated the April 30, 2013 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time), between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent with respect to the annual administrative agency fee to be paid to the Administrative Agent.

 

“Financial Statements” means the financial statements of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries delivered in accordance with Section 4.4 (Financial Statements) and Section 6.1 (Financial Statements).

 

“First Amendment” means that certain First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of December 11, 2015, by and among the Borrower, the other Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and Citicorp, as Administrative Agent.

 

“First Amendment Arrangers” means, collectively, CGMI, MLPFS, Barclays, Credit Suisse and HSBC Securities as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners under the First Amendment.

 

“First Amendment Effective Date” means December 11, 2015.

 

“First Amendment Engagement Letter” means that certain Engagement Letter, dated December 2, 2015 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time), by and among the Borrower and the First Amendment Arrangers.

 

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“First Amendment Transactions” means the entry into the First Amendment and all transactions in connection therewith and related thereto and the payment of fees, costs and expenses related to each of the foregoing.

 

“First Lien Senior Secured Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, on a Pro Forma Basis, the ratio of (i) Senior Secured Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (excluding any Senior Secured Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries secured by a Lien on the Collateral ranking junior to the Lien securing the Obligations) as of such date to (ii) Annualized EBITDA for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the most recently ended Test Period.

 

“Fiscal Quarter” means each of the three month periods ending on or around March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.

 

“Fiscal Year” means the twelve month period ending on or around December 31.

 

“Flood Certificate Documents” has the meaning specified in Section 3.1(a)(iv) (Conditions Precedent to Initial Loans and Letters of Credit).

 

“Flood Insurance Laws” means, collectively, (i) the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, (ii) the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statue thereto, (iii) the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto and (iv) the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto.

 

“Foreign Lender” means (a) each Lender (or the Administrative Agent) and each Issuer that is a foreign person as defined in Treasury Regulations Section 1.1441-1(c)(2) or (b) each Lender (or the Administrative Agent) and each Issuer that is wholly-owned domestic entity that is disregarded for United States federal tax purposes under Treasury Regulations Section 301.7701-2(c)(2) as an entity separate from its owner and whose single owner is a foreign person within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.1441-1(c)(2).

 

“Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.

 

“FSHCO” shall mean any Subsidiary that owns no material assets other than the equity interests of one or more Foreign Subsidiaries that are CFCs and/or of one or more FSHCOs.

 

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

 

“GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or in such other statements by such other entity as

 

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may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession of the United States.

 

“Governmental Authority” means any nation, sovereign or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof and any entity or authority exercising executive, legislative, judicial, regulatory or administrative functions of or pertaining to government, including any central bank or stock exchange and any supranational bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank.

 

“Group Member” means, collectively, Holdings, the Borrower and their respective Subsidiaries.

 

“Guarantor” means the Borrower and each Subsidiary of the Borrower party to, or that becomes party to, the Guaranty.

 

“Guaranty” means the guaranty, in substantially the form of Exhibit H (Form of Guaranty), executed by the Guarantors.

 

“Guaranty Obligation” means, as applied to any Person, any direct or indirect liability, contingent or otherwise, of such Person with respect to any Indebtedness of another Person, if the purpose or intent of such Person in incurring the Guaranty Obligation is to provide assurance to the obligee of such Indebtedness that such Indebtedness will be paid or discharged, that any agreement relating thereto will be complied with, or that any holder of such Indebtedness will be protected (in whole or in part) against loss in respect thereof, including (a) the direct or indirect guaranty, endorsement (other than for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business), co-making, discounting with recourse or sale with recourse by such Person of Indebtedness of another Person and (b) any liability of such Person for Indebtedness of another Person through any agreement (contingent or otherwise) (i) to purchase, repurchase or otherwise acquire such Indebtedness or any security therefor or to provide funds for the payment or discharge of such Indebtedness (whether in the form of a loan, advance, stock purchase, capital contribution or otherwise), (ii) to maintain the solvency or any balance sheet item, level of income or financial condition of another Person, (iii) to make take-or-pay or similar payments, if required, regardless of non-performance by any other party or parties to an agreement, (iv) to purchase, sell or lease (as lessor or lessee) property, or to purchase or sell services, primarily for the purpose of enabling the debtor to make payment of such Indebtedness or to assure the holder of such Indebtedness against loss or (v) to supply funds to, or in any other manner invest in, such other Person (including to pay for property or services irrespective of whether such property is received or such services are rendered), if in the case of any agreement described under clause (b)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv) or (v) above the primary purpose or intent thereof is to provide assurance that Indebtedness of another Person will be paid or discharged, that any agreement relating thereto will be complied with or that any holder of such Indebtedness will be protected (in whole or in part) against loss in respect thereof.  The amount of any Guaranty Obligation shall be equal to the amount of the Indebtedness so guaranteed or otherwise supported (or, if less, the maximum amount of such primary obligation for which such Person may be liable pursuant to the terms of the instrument evidencing such contingent obligation) or, if the amount is not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably

 

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anticipated liability with respect thereto as determined by such Person in good faith.  The term “Guarantee” used as a verb herein has a corresponding meaning.

 

“Hedging Contracts” means all Interest Rate Contracts, foreign exchange contracts, currency swap or option agreements, forward contracts, commodity swap, purchase or option agreements, other commodity price hedging arrangements and all other similar agreements or arrangements designed to alter the risks of any Person arising from fluctuations in interest rates, currency values or commodity prices; provided, that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees, or consultants of Holdings, the Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries shall be a Hedging Contract.

 

“Holdings” means prior to the consummation of the AMC Merger, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation and from and after the consummation of the AMC Merger, each reference to “Holdings” shall be deemed a reference to “Borrower”.

 

“HSBC Bank” means HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

 

“HSBC Securities” means HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

 

“Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.22(a) (Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendments Generally).

 

“Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Effective Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.22(a) (Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendments Generally).

 

“Incur”, “Incurrence” or “Incurred” has the meaning specified in the 2025 Senior Notes.

 

“Indebtedness” means, with respect to any Person, without duplication, (a) all obligations for borrowed money, (b) all obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or other similar instruments, (c) all Capital Lease Obligations, (d) all obligations issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of property (other than current and non-current accrued expenses, deferred revenue, all employee retirement obligations, and trade debt incurred in the ordinary course of business) which would appear as liabilities on a balance sheet of such Person, all conditional sale obligations (as determined under GAAP) and all obligations under any title retention agreement (other than customary reservations or retentions of title under agreements with suppliers entered into in the ordinary course of business), (e) all obligations for the reimbursement of any obligor on any letter of credit, banker’s acceptance or similar credit transactions, (f) all obligations of the type referred to in clauses (a) through (e) above of other Persons for the payment of which such Person is directly or indirectly responsible or liable as obligor, guarantor or otherwise (limited to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, or if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by such Person in good faith), and (g) all obligations of the type referred to in clauses (a) through (f) above of other Persons which are secured by any lien on any property or asset of such Person, the amount of such obligation being deemed to be the lesser of the value of such property or asset or the amount of the obligation so secured; provided, however, that “Indebtedness” shall not

 

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include (i) any Non-Recourse Indebtedness, any obligations under any operating leases (as determined under GAAP as in effect on the First Amendment Effective Date), trade accounts payable arising in the ordinary course of business and trade letters of credit issued in support of trade accounts payable arising in the ordinary course of business, (ii) regardless of any change in GAAP after the Closing Date, amounts owing in respect of preferred stock (other than Disqualified Stock issued after the Closing Date that would be treated as Indebtedness under GAAP as in effect at such time), (iii) any earn-out obligation or post-closing payment adjustment until such obligation becomes certain of payment, (iv) any deferred compensation arrangements, (v) any non-compete or consulting obligations incurred in connection with the Transactions, any Permitted Acquisition or any similar transaction entered into prior to the Closing Date or (vi) items that would appear as a liability upon a balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP as a result of the application of EITF 97-10 “The Effects of Lessee Involvement in Asset Construction”, (vii) trade and other ordinary-course payables, accrued expenses and intercompany liabilities arising in the ordinary course of business, or (viii) in the case of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, intercompany liabilities in connection with the cash management, tax and accounting operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries; provided, further, that the amount of Indebtedness (x) for which recourse is limited either to a specified amount or to an identified asset of such Person shall be deemed to be equal to such specified amount or the fair market value of such identified asset, as the case may be, and (y) shall be determined by the principal amount thereof (or in the case of Indebtedness issued at a discount, the accreted amount) thereof.  The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any partnership in which such Person is a general partner, other than to the extent that the instrument or agreement evidencing such Indebtedness limits the liability of such Person in respect thereof.

 

“Indemnified Matter” has the meaning specified in Section 11.4 (Indemnities).

 

“Indemnified Taxes” means (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in (a), Other Taxes.

 

“Indemnitee” has the meaning specified in Section 11.4 (Indemnities).

 

“Indenture” means each of the 2022 Subordinated Note Indenture, the 2025 Subordinated Note Indenture and other indentures, agreements or similar documents evidencing senior or subordinated notes or other debt securities of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

“Initial Loans” means, collectively, the Initial Revolving Loans and the Initial Term Loans.

 

“Initial Revolving Credit Commitments” means, with respect to each Revolving Credit Lender, the commitment of such Revolving Credit Lender to make Revolving Loans to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1(a) until the applicable Revolving Credit Termination Date and acquire interests in other Revolving Credit

 

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Outstandings in the aggregate principal amount outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Revolving Credit Lender’s name on Schedule I (Commitments) under the caption “Revolving Credit Commitment,” as amended to reflect each Assignment and Acceptance executed by such Revolving Credit Lender and as such amount may be reduced pursuant to this Agreement.

 

“Initial Revolving Credit Facility” means the Initial Revolving Credit Commitments and the provisions herein related thereto.

 

“Initial Revolving Credit Termination Date” means the earliest of (a) December 15, 2020, (b) the date of termination of all of the Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to Section 2.5 (Reduction and Termination of the Commitments) and (c) the date on which the Obligations payable under this Agreement become due and payable, whether by acceleration or otherwise.

 

“Initial Revolving Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.1(a) (The Commitments).

 

“Initial Term Loan Maturity Date” means the earliest of (a) December 15, 2022 and (b) the date on which the Obligations payable under this Agreement become due and payable hereunder, whether by acceleration or otherwise.

 

“Initial Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.1(b) (The Commitments).

 

“Intellectual Property” has the meaning specified in the Pledge and Security Agreement.

 

“Interpolated Screen Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Rate Loan denominated in any currency for any Interest Period, a rate per annum which results from interpolating on a linear basis between (a) the applicable Screen Rate for the longest maturity for which a Screen Rate is available that is shorter than such Interest Period and (b) the applicable Screen Rate for the shortest maturity for which a Screen Rate is available that is longer than such Interest Period, in each case as of approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on the Quotation Day.

 

“Interest Period” means, in the case of any Eurodollar Rate Loan, (a) initially, the period commencing on the date such Eurodollar Rate Loan is made or on the date of conversion of a Base Rate Loan to such Eurodollar Rate Loan and ending one, three or six months thereafter (or if deposits of such duration are available to or agreed to by all applicable Lenders, ending twelve months thereafter), as selected by the Borrower in its Notice of Borrowing or Notice of Conversion or Continuation given to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.2 (Borrowing Procedures) or Section 2.11 (Conversion/Continuation Option) and (b) thereafter, if such Loan is continued, in whole or in part, as a Eurodollar Rate Loan pursuant to Section 2.11 (Conversion/Continuation Option), a period commencing on the last day of the immediately preceding Interest Period therefor and ending one, three or six months thereafter (or if deposits of such duration are available to or agreed to by all applicable Lenders, ending twelve months thereafter), as selected by the Borrower in its Notice of Conversion or Continuation given to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.11 (Conversion/Continuation Option);

 

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provided, however, that all of the foregoing provisions relating to Interest Periods are subject to the following:

 

(i)            if any Interest Period would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day, unless the result of such extension would be to extend such Interest Period into another calendar month, in which event such Interest Period shall end on the immediately preceding Business Day;

 

(ii)           any Interest Period that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of a calendar month;

 

(iii)          the Borrower may not select any Interest Period that ends after the date of a scheduled principal payment on the Loans as set forth in Article II (The Facilities) unless, after giving effect to such selection, the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Loans for which Interest Periods end after such scheduled principal payment shall be equal to or less than the principal amount to which the Loans are required to be reduced after such scheduled principal payment is made;

 

(iv)          the Borrower may not select any Interest Period in respect of Eurodollar Rate Loans having an aggregate principal amount of less than $1,000,000; and

 

(v)           there shall be outstanding at any one time no more than 20 Interest Periods in the aggregate for all Loans.

 

“Interest Rate Contracts” means all interest rate swap agreements, interest rate cap agreements, interest rate collar agreements and interest rate insurance.

 

“Investment” means, with respect to any Person, (a) any purchase or other acquisition by such Person of (i) any Security issued by, (ii) a beneficial interest in any Security issued by, or (iii) any other equity ownership interest in, any other Person, (b) any purchase by such Person of all or a significant part of the assets of a business conducted by any other Person, or all or substantially all of the assets constituting the business of a division, branch or other unit operation of any other Person, (c) any loan, advance (other than deposits with financial institutions available for withdrawal on demand, prepaid expenses, accounts receivable and similar items made or incurred in the ordinary course of business as presently conducted) or capital contribution by such Person to any other Person, including all Indebtedness of any other Person to such Person arising from a sale of property by such Person other than in the ordinary course of its business, and (d) any Guaranty Obligation incurred by such Person in respect of Indebtedness of any other Person.  For purposes of covenant compliance, (x) the amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment but giving effect to any

 

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returns or distributions of capital or repayment of principal actually received in cash by such other Person with respect thereto, and (y) Investments will be valued at the time of the making thereof and without giving effect to any write downs or write offs thereof.

 

“IRS” means the Internal Revenue Service of the United States or any successor thereto.

 

“Issue” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, to issue (including any deemed issuance pursuant to Section 2.4(k) (Letters of Credit)), extend the expiry of, renew or increase the maximum face amount (including by deleting or reducing any scheduled decrease in such maximum face amount) of, such Letter of Credit.  The terms “Issued” and “Issuance” shall have a corresponding meaning.

 

“Issuer” means each Lender or Affiliate of a Lender that (a) is listed on the signature pages of the First Amendment as an “Issuer” or (b) hereafter becomes an Issuer with the approval of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower by agreeing pursuant to an agreement with and in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower to be bound by the terms hereof applicable to Issuers.

 

“Issuer Sublimit” means (i) in the case of Citibank, in its capacity as Issuer, $25,000,000 and (ii) in the case of any other Issuer, the amount agreed to between such Issuer and the Borrower at the time such Issuer becomes an Issuer.

 

“Japanese Yen” means the lawful money of Japan.

 

“Joint Venture” means (a) any Person which would constitute an “equity method investee” of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, (b) any other Person designated by the Borrower in writing to the Administrative Agent as a “Joint Venture” for purposes of this Agreement and at least 50% but less than 100% of whose equity interests are directly owned by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, and (c) any Person in whom the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries beneficially owns any Stock that is not a Subsidiary.

 

“Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement” means a “junior lien” intercreditor agreement among the Administrative Agent and one or more Other Debt Representatives for holders of Permitted Junior Lien Refinancing Debt or other secured Indebtedness permitted by Section 8.2(aa) (Liens, Etc.), as applicable, in each case, on reasonable and customary terms and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.

 

“Land” of any Person means all of those plots, pieces or parcels of land now owned, leased or hereafter acquired or leased or purported to be owned, leased or hereafter acquired or leased (including, in respect of the Loan Parties, as reflected in the most recent Financial Statements) by such Person.

 

“Latest Maturity Date” means, at any date of determination, the latest scheduled maturity date applicable to any Loan hereunder (or, as the context may require, any Tranche of Loans hereunder) at such time, including the latest maturity date of any New Incremental Loan, Refinancing Loan or Extended Loan.

 

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“Leases” means, with respect to any Person, all of those leasehold estates in Real Property of such Person, as lessee, as such may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

“Lender” means the Swing Lender and each other financial institution or other entity that (a) is listed on the signature pages of the First Amendment as a “Lender” or (b) from time to time becomes a party hereto by execution of an Assignment and Acceptance or an Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment.

 

“Lender Insolvency Event” means that (i) a Lender or its Parent Company is insolvent, or is generally unable to pay its debts as they become due, or admits in writing its inability to pay its debts as they become due, or makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors, or (ii) such Lender or its Parent Company is the subject of a bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, liquidation or similar proceeding, or a receiver, trustee, conservator, intervenor or sequestrator or the like has been appointed for such Lender or its Parent Company.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary above, a Lender will not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any Stock in such Lender or its Parent Company by any Governmental Authority.

 

“Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit Issued pursuant to Section 2.4 (Letters of Credit).

 

“Letter of Credit Obligations” means, at any time, the Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate of all liabilities at such time of the Borrower to all Issuers with respect to Letters of Credit, whether or not any such liability is contingent, including, without duplication, the sum of (a) the Reimbursement Obligations at such time and (b) the Letter of Credit Undrawn Amounts at such time.

 

“Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement” has the meaning specified in Section 2.4(a) (Letters of Credit).

 

“Letter of Credit Request” has the meaning specified in Section 2.4(c) (Letters of Credit).

 

“Letter of Credit Sublimit” means $50,000,000.

 

“Letter of Credit Undrawn Amounts” means, at any time, the aggregate undrawn face amount of all Letters of Credit outstanding at such time.

 

“Lien” means any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, charge, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), security interest or preference, priority or other security agreement or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever intended to assure payment of any Indebtedness or the performance of any other obligation, including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, the interest of a lessor under a Capital Lease and any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing, and the filing of any financing statement under the UCC or comparable law of any jurisdiction naming the owner of the asset to which such Lien relates as debtor.

 

“Loan” means any loan made by any Lender pursuant to this Agreement.

 

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“Loan Agreement Refinancing Debt” means any (a) Refinancing Loans, (b) Permitted Pari Passu Refinancing Debt, (c) Permitted Junior Lien Refinancing Debt, or (d) Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt, in each case, issued, incurred or otherwise obtained (including by means of the extension or renewal of existing Indebtedness) in exchange for, or to extend, renew, replace or refinance, in whole or part, existing Term Loans (including any successive Refinancing Loans) (“Refinanced Debt”); provided, that (i) such exchanging, extending, renewing, replacing or refinancing Indebtedness is in an original aggregate principal amount not greater than the aggregate principal amount of the Refinanced Debt except by an amount equal to unpaid accrued interest and premium (including tender premium) thereon plus reasonable upfront fees and OID on such exchanging, extending, renewing, replacing or refinancing Indebtedness, plus other reasonable and customary fees and expenses in connection with such exchange, modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal, replacement or extension, (ii) such Indebtedness has a Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than the Refinanced Debt, (iii) the terms and conditions of such Indebtedness (except as otherwise provided in clause (ii) above and with respect to pricing, premiums and optional prepayment or redemption terms) are substantially identical to, or (taken as a whole) are no more favorable in any material respect to the lenders or holders providing such Indebtedness, than those applicable to the Refinanced Debt being refinanced (except for covenants or other provisions applicable only to periods after the Latest Maturity Date at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness) (provided, that a certificate of a Responsible Officer delivered to the Administrative Agent at least five (5) Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, together with a reasonably detailed description of the material terms and conditions of such Indebtedness or drafts of the documentation relating thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in its good faith that such terms and conditions satisfy the requirement of this clause (iii) shall be conclusive evidence that such terms and conditions satisfy such requirement unless the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower within such five (5) Business Day period that it disagrees with such determination (including a description of the basis upon which it disagrees)), and (iv) such Refinanced Debt shall be repaid, defeased or satisfied and discharged, and all accrued interest, fees and premiums (if any) in connection therewith shall be paid, on the date such Loan Agreement Refinancing Debt is issued, incurred or obtained.

 

“Loan Documents” means, collectively, this Agreement, the Notes (if any), the Guaranty, the Fee Letter, each Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement, each Hedging Contract between any Loan Party and any Person that was a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender at the time it entered into such Hedging Contract, each Cash Management Document, the Collateral Documents, each Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement, each Senior Lien Intercreditor Agreement, the First Amendment and each certificate, agreement or document executed by a Loan Party and delivered to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with or pursuant to any of the foregoing.

 

“Loan Party” means the Borrower, each Guarantor and each other Subsidiary of the Borrower that executes and delivers a Collateral Document or becomes a Guarantor.

 

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“Local GAAP” means, with respect to any Foreign Subsidiary, generally accepted accounting principles in the jurisdictions in which such Person is organized and its principal business operations are conducted, consistently applied.

 

“Mandatory Prepayment” has the meaning specified in Section 2.9(e) (Mandatory Prepayments).

 

“Material Adverse Change” means a material adverse change in any of (a) the condition (financial or otherwise), business, operations or properties of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (b) the legality, validity or enforceability of any Loan Document, (c) the perfection or priority of the Liens granted pursuant to the Collateral Documents, (d) the ability of the Borrower to repay the Obligations or of the other Loan Parties to perform their respective obligations under the Loan Documents or (e) the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders or the Issuers under the Loan Documents.

 

“Material Adverse Effect” means an effect that results in or causes, or could reasonably be expected to result in or cause, a Material Adverse Change.

 

“Material Domestic Subsidiary” means a Domestic Subsidiary of the Borrower that has assets or annual revenues in excess of 1.5% of the total assets or annual revenues of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (in each case on a Consolidated basis with its Subsidiaries); provided, however, that the aggregate total assets or revenues of all such subsidiaries not designated as a “Material Domestic Subsidiary” (on a Consolidated basis with their Subsidiaries), shall not exceed 5% of the total assets or annual revenues of the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole.

 

“MLPFS” means Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Incorporated.

 

“Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.

 

“Mortgage Supporting Documents” means, with respect to a Mortgage for a parcel of Real Property, each the following:

 

(a)           (i) evidence in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that the recording of counterparts of such Mortgage in the recording offices specified in such Mortgage will create a valid and enforceable first priority lien on property described therein in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties (or in favor of such other trustee as may be required or desired under local law) subject only to (A) Liens permitted under Section 8.2 (Liens, Etc.) and (B) such other Liens as the Administrative Agent may reasonably approve and (ii) an opinion of counsel in each state in which any such Mortgage is to be recorded in form and substance and from counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(b)           (i) a Mortgagee’s Title Insurance Policy dated a date reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, which shall (A) be in an amount not less than the appraised value (determined by reference to an appraisal) of such parcel of Real Property in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (B) be issued at ordinary rates, (C) insure that the Lien granted pursuant to the

 

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Mortgage insured thereby creates a valid first Lien on such parcel of Real Property free and clear of all defects and encumbrances, except for Liens permitted under Section 8.2 (Liens, Etc.) and for such defects and encumbrances as may be approved by the Administrative Agent, (D) name the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties as the insured thereunder, (E) be in the form of ALTA Loan Policy - 1992 (or such local equivalent thereof as is reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent), (F) contain a comprehensive lender’s endorsement (including, but not limited to, a revolving credit endorsement and a floating rate endorsement), (G) be issued by Chicago Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation or any other title company reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (including any such title companies acting as co-insurers or reinsurers) and (H) be otherwise in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (ii) a copy of all documents referred to, or listed as exceptions to title, in such title policy (or policies) in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (iii) such affidavits, certificates, information (including financial data) and instruments of indemnification (including a so-called “gap” indemnification) as shall be required to induce the title insurance company to issue the Mortgagee’s Title Insurance Policy and endorsements reasonably requested by Administrative Agent;

 

(c)           copies of the most recent survey (if any) of such parcel of Real Property in the possession of the applicable Loan Party;

 

(d)           evidence in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that all premiums in respect of each Mortgagee’s Title Insurance Policy, all recording fees and stamp, documentary, intangible or mortgage taxes, if any, in connection with the Mortgage have been paid;

 

(e)           if such parcel of Real Property is not used as a theatre for viewing movies, a Phase I environmental report with respect to such parcel of Real Property, dated a date not more than two years prior to the Closing Date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(f)            customary written opinions, addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, of local counsel to the Loan Parties in each jurisdiction (i) where a Mortgaged Real Property is located and (ii) where the applicable Loan Party granting the Mortgage on said Mortgaged Real Property is organized, regarding the due execution and delivery and enforceability of each such Mortgage, the corporate formation, existence and good standing of the applicable Loan Party, due execution, authorization, enforceability, perfection and such other matters as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and

 

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Agent deems necessary or appropriate to create, register or otherwise perfect, maintain, evidence the existence, substance, form or validity of, or enforce a valid and enforceable first priority lien on such parcel of Real Property in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties (or in favor of such other trustee as may be required or desired under local law) subject only to (A) Liens permitted under Section 8.2 (Liens, Etc.) and (B) such other Liens as the Administrative Agent may reasonably approve.

 

“Mortgaged Real Property” means the Real Properties listed on Schedule 1.1 (Mortgaged Real Property) and any other Real Property of any Loan Party that becomes subject to a Mortgage in accordance with Section 7.11 (Additional Collateral and Guaranties).

 

“Mortgagee’s Title Insurance Policy” means a mortgagee’s title policy (or policies) or marked-up unconditional binder (or binders) for such insurance (or other evidence reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent proving ownership thereof).

 

“Mortgages” means the mortgages, deeds of trust or other real estate security documents made or required herein to be made by the Borrower or any other Loan Party, each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

“Multiemployer Plan” means a multiemployer plan, as defined in Section 400l(a)(3) of ERISA, to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any ERISA Affiliate has, or within the five (5) plan years preceding the date of this Agreement has had, any obligation to contribute.

 

“Multiplex” means any theatre owned by the Borrower or its Subsidiary which has ten or less screens for viewing movies.

 

“Net Cash Proceeds” means proceeds received by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries after the Closing Date in cash or Cash Equivalents (including any such proceeds received by way of deferred payment of principal pursuant to a note or installment receivable or purchase price adjustment receivable or otherwise, and casualty insurance settlements and condemnation awards, but in each case only as and when received) from any (a) Asset Sale (other than an Asset Sale permitted under Section 8.4(a), (c), (d), (e), (f) or (j) (Sale of Assets)) or Property Loss Event, net of (i) the costs, fees and expenses actually incurred in connection therewith (including, without limitation, 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), (ii) taxes paid or reasonably estimated to be payable as a result thereof, (iii) any amount required to be paid or prepaid on Indebtedness (other than the Obligations and any Loan Agreement Refinancing Debt) secured by the assets subject to such Asset Sale or Property Loss Event (including any associated premium or penalty), and (iv) any reserve for adjustment in respect of (x) the sale price of such asset or assets established in accordance with GAAP and (y) any liabilities associated with such asset or assets and retained by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries after such sale or other disposition thereof, including, without limitation, pension and other post-employment benefit

 

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liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations associated with such transaction, with it being understood that “Net Cash Proceeds” shall include, without limitation, any cash or Cash Equivalents (1) received upon the Disposition of any non-cash consideration received by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries in any such Disposition and (2) upon the reversal (without the satisfaction of any applicable liabilities in cash in a corresponding amount) of any reserve described in clause (iv) above or, if such liabilities have not been satisfied in cash and such reserve not reversed within 365 days after such Asset Sale or Property Loss Event, the amount of such reserve; provided, however, that evidence of each of clauses (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) above is provided to the Administrative Agent, or (b) any Debt Issuance, net of underwriting discounts, brokers’ and advisors’ fees and other costs and expenses incurred in connection with such transaction; provided, however, that evidence of such costs is provided to the Administrative Agent.  For purposes of calculating the amount of Net Cash Proceeds received by any Foreign Subsidiary with respect to any Asset Sale or Property Loss Event, Net Cash Proceeds received by any Foreign Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party shall not include any cash payments received by such Foreign Subsidiary with respect to such Asset Sale or Property Loss Event until the later of (i) the first date that such Net Cash Proceeds may be repatriated (by reason of a repayment of an intercompany note or otherwise) to the United States without resulting in a material adverse tax consequence to Holdings and its Subsidiaries, or (ii) 270 days after the consummation of such Asset Sale or Property Loss Event, which date may be extended by the Administrative Agent, acting reasonably, from time to time.

 

“Net Indebtedness” means, with respect to any Person at any time, (i) the outstanding principal amount (or in the case of Indebtedness issued at discount, the accreted amount) of Indebtedness of such Person (determined on a Consolidated basis) as of such time minus (ii) cash and Cash Equivalents of such Person (determined on a Consolidated basis) at such time (other than any amount that constitutes a Cure Amount); provided, however, that, in determining the amount of Net Indebtedness of such Person for purposes of this definition, the amount of Indebtedness of such Person consisting of Revolving Loans and any other Indebtedness that consists of a revolving line of credit as of any date shall be deemed to be the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof on the last day of each Fiscal Quarter ending during the four Fiscal Quarters most recently ended on or prior to such date, divided by four (4) (with the amount of Indebtedness under any revolving line of credit as of the end of any Fiscal Quarter prior to the Closing Date deemed to be $0 for purposes of such calculation).

 

“Net Senior Secured Indebtedness” means, with respect to any Person, without duplication, all Net Indebtedness of such Person and its Subsidiaries, excluding any subordinated Indebtedness and other unsecured Indebtedness and any Capital Lease Obligation.

 

“Net Senior Secured Leverage Ratio” means, with respect to any Person, as of any date of determination, on a Pro Forma Basis, the ratio of (i) Net Senior Secured Indebtedness of such Person and its Subsidiaries as of such date to (ii) Annualized EBITDA for such Person and its Subsidiaries as of the four most recently ended Fiscal Quarters ended on or prior to such date.

 

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“New Incremental Notes” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(d)(i) (Facility Increases).

 

“New Incremental Revolving Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a) (Facility Increases).

 

“New Incremental Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a) (Facility Increases).

 

“New Incremental Revolving Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a) (Facility Increases).

 

“New Incremental Term Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a) (Facility Increases).

 

“New Lender” means, at any time, any bank, financial institution or other institutional lender or investor that, in any case, is not a Lender at such time and that agrees to provide any portion of any (a) New Incremental Loans pursuant to Section 2.19 (Facility Increases) or (b) Refinancing Loans pursuant to Section 2.21 (Refinancing Transactions); provided, that each New Lender shall be reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and, so long as no Event of Default under Section 9.1(a), (b) or (f) (Events of Default) shall have occurred and be continuing, the Borrower (which approvals shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed).

 

“New Project” shall mean (x) each theatre or other project which is either a new theatre or a material expansion, renovation or other improvement of an existing theatre owned by the Borrower or the Subsidiaries which in fact commences operations and (y) each creation (in one or a series of related transactions) of a business unit to the extent such business unit commences operations or each material expansion or improvement (in one or a series of related transactions) of business into a new market.

 

“Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 11.1(c) (Amendments, Waivers, Etc.).

 

“Non-Declining Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.9(e) (Mandatory Prepayments).

 

“Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, a Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender.

 

“Non-Recourse Indebtedness” means Indebtedness as to which (i) neither the Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries (a) provides credit support (including any undertaking, agreement or instrument which would constitute Indebtedness), (b) is directly or indirectly liable or (c) constitutes the lender (in each case, other than pursuant to and in compliance with Section 8.3 (Investments)) and (ii) no default with respect to such Indebtedness (including any rights which the holders thereof may have to take enforcement action against the relevant Unrestricted Subsidiary or its assets) would permit (upon notice, lapse of time or both) any holder of any other Indebtedness of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries (other than Non-Recourse Indebtedness) to declare a default on such other Indebtedness or cause the payment thereof to be accelerated or payable prior to its stated maturity; provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing,

 

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guaranties of Capital Lease Obligations of any Unrestricted Subsidiary relating to leased property in service outside the United States shall not cause such Capital Lease Obligations to not be Non-Recourse Indebtedness.

 

“Note” means any Revolving Note or Term Loan Note.

 

“Note Refinancing Indebtedness” means a Permitted Refinancing of the 2022 Subordinated Notes or the 2025 Subordinated Notes.

 

“Notice of Borrowing” has the meaning specified in Section 2.2 (Borrowing Procedures).

 

“Notice of Conversion or Continuation” has the meaning specified in Section 2.11 (Conversion/Continuation Option).

 

“Notice of Intent to Cure” has the meaning specified in Section 6.1(c).

 

“Obligations” means the Loans, the Letter of Credit Obligations and all other amounts, obligations, covenants and duties owing by any Loan Party to any Agent, any Lender, any Issuer, any Affiliate of any of them or any Indemnitee, of every type and description (whether by reason of an extension of credit, opening or amendment of a letter of credit or payment of any draft drawn or other payment thereunder, loan, guaranty, indemnification, foreign exchange or currency swap transaction, interest rate hedging transaction or otherwise), present or future, arising under this Agreement, any other Loan Document (including Cash Management Documents and Hedging Contracts that are Loan Documents; provided, that the obligations of the Borrower or any Loan Party under any Cash Management Document or Hedging Contract shall be secured and guaranteed pursuant to the Collateral Documents only to the extent that, and for so long  as, the other Obligations are so secured and guaranteed and, in the case of obligations under Hedging Contracts, such Obligations are not Excluded Swap Obligations), whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assignment), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and however acquired and whether or not evidenced by any note, guaranty or other instrument or for the payment of money, including all letter of credit, cash management and other fees, interest, charges, expenses, attorneys’ fees and disbursements, Cash Management Obligations and other sums chargeable to the Borrower under this Agreement, any other Loan Document (including Cash Management Documents and Hedging Contracts that are Loan Documents) and all obligations of the Borrower under any Loan Document to provide cash collateral for any Letter of Credit Obligation.

 

“Offered Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iv) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Offered Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iv) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received

 

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payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).

 

“Other Debt Representative” means, with respect to any series of Permitted Pari Passu Refinancing Debt, Permitted Junior Lien Refinancing Debt, New Incremental Notes, Note Refinancing Indebtedness or other Indebtedness secured by Liens permitted by Section 8.2(aa) (Liens, Etc.), as applicable, the trustee, administrative agent, collateral agent, security agent or similar agent 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.

 

“Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.17 (b) (Mitigation Obligations; Substitution of Lenders)).

 

“Original Credit Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the recitals hereto.

 

“Original Lenders” has the meaning set forth in the recitals hereto.

 

“Original Term Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.1(b) (The Commitments).

 

“Parent Company” means, with respect to a Lender, the bank holding company (as defined in Federal Reserve Board Regulation Y), if any, of such Lender, and/or any Person owning, beneficially or of record, directly or indirectly, a majority of the Stock of such Lender.

 

“Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 11.2(f) (Assignments and Participations).

 

“Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 11.2(g) (Assignments and Participations).

 

“Participating Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iii) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Patriot Act” means the USA Patriot Act of 2001 (31 U.S.C. 5318 et seq.).

 

“PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or any successor thereto.

 

“Perfection Certificate” means a perfection certificate in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

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“Permit” means any permit, approval, authorization, license, variance or permission required from a Governmental Authority under an applicable Requirement of Law.

 

“Permitted Acquisition” means any Proposed Acquisition subject to the satisfaction of each of the following conditions:

 

(a)           each applicable Loan Party and any such newly created or acquired Subsidiary shall, or will within the times specified therein, have complied with the requirements of Section 7.11 (Additional Collateral and Guaranties);

 

(b)           (i) immediately before and immediately after giving Pro Forma Effect to any such purchase or other acquisition, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (ii) immediately after giving effect to such Proposed Acquisition, Holdings, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries shall be in Pro Forma Compliance with the covenant set forth in Article V (Financial Covenant), such compliance to be determined on the basis of the financial information for the most recently ended Test Period as though such purchase or other acquisition had been consummated as of the first day of such Test Period and evidenced by a certificate from the Chief Financial Officer of the Borrower demonstrating such compliance calculation in reasonable detail; and

 

(c)           the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, no later than five (5) Business Days after the date on which any such Proposed Acquisition is consummated, a certificate of a Responsible Officer, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, certifying that all of the requirements set forth in this definition have been satisfied or will be satisfied on or prior to the consummation of such Proposed Acquisition.

 

“Permitted Cure Security” means equity securities of the Borrower or Holdings (a) having no mandatory redemption, repurchase, repayment or similar requirements prior to the date which occurs six months after the Latest Maturity Date and (b) that are not convertible into or exchangeable for (i) debt securities or (ii) any equity securities that have mandatory redemption, repurchase, repayment or similar requirements prior to the date which occurs six months after the Latest Maturity Date and, in each case, upon which any required dividends or distributions shall be payable in additional shares of such security only.

 

“Permitted Holder” means any member of the Wanda Group.

 

“Permitted Junior Lien Refinancing Debt” means any secured Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower; provided, that (i) such Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral on a junior priority basis (including in respect of the control of remedies) with the Obligations and is not secured by any property or assets other than the Collateral, (ii) such Indebtedness constitutes Loan Agreement Refinancing Debt, (iii) such Indebtedness does not mature or have scheduled amortization or scheduled payments of principal and is not subject to mandatory redemption, repurchase,

 

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prepayment or sinking fund obligation (other than customary offers to repurchase upon a change of control, asset sale or casualty event and customary acceleration rights after an event of default) prior to the date that is 91 days following the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred, (iv) the security agreements relating to such Indebtedness are substantially the same as the Collateral Documents (with such differences as are reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent), (v) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than the Guarantors, (vi) immediately after giving effect thereto on a Pro Forma Basis and the use of any proceeds therefrom, no Event of Default shall exist or result therefrom and (vii) an Other Debt Representative acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to or otherwise subject to the provisions of a Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement; provided, that if such Indebtedness is the initial Permitted Junior Lien Refinancing Debt incurred by the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent and the Other Debt Representative for such Indebtedness shall have executed and delivered a Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement.  Permitted Junior Lien Refinancing Debt, if in the form of notes, will include any Registered Equivalent Notes issued in exchange therefor.

 

“Permitted Pari Passu Refinancing Debt” means any secured Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower in the form of one or more series of secured notes (but excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, Indebtedness in the form of loans); provided, that (i) such Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral on a pari passu basis (but without regard to the control of remedies) with the Obligations and is not secured by any property or assets other than the Collateral, (ii) such Indebtedness constitutes Loan Agreement Refinancing Debt, (iii) such Indebtedness does not mature or have scheduled amortization or scheduled payments of principal and is not subject to mandatory redemption, repurchase, prepayment or sinking fund obligation (other than customary offers to repurchase upon a change of control, asset sale or casualty event and customary acceleration rights after an event of default) prior to the date that is 91 days following the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred, (iv) the security agreements relating to such Indebtedness are substantially the same as the Collateral Documents (with such differences as are reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent), (v) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than the Guarantors, (vi) immediately after giving effect thereto on a Pro Forma Basis and the use of any proceeds therefrom, no Event of Default shall exist or result therefrom and (vii) an Other Debt Representative acting on behalf of the holders of such Indebtedness shall have become party to or otherwise subject to the provisions of a Senior Intercreditor Agreement; provided, that if such Indebtedness is the initial Permitted Pari Passu Refinancing Debt incurred by the Borrower, then the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent and the Other Debt Representative for such Indebtedness shall have executed and delivered a Senior Intercreditor Agreement.  Permitted Pari Passu Refinancing Debt will include any Registered Equivalent Notes issued in exchange therefor.

 

“Permitted Refinancing” means, with respect to any Person, any modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension of any Indebtedness of such Person; provided, however, that (a) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable)

 

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thereof does not exceed the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended, except by an amount equal to unpaid accrued interest and premium thereon plus other reasonable amount paid, and fees and expenses reasonably incurred, in connection with such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension and by an amount equal to any existing commitments unutilized thereunder or as otherwise permitted pursuant to Section 8.1 (Indebtedness), (b) such modification, refinancing, refunding, 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, renewed or extended, (c) if the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations, such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations on terms at least as favorable (including, if applicable, with respect to Collateral) to the Lenders as those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended, (d) the terms and conditions (including, if applicable, as to collateral except that Note Refinancing Indebtedness may be secured by a junior Lien as provided in Section 8.2(aa)) of any such modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended Indebtedness are not materially less favorable to the Loan Parties, the Lenders or the Secured Parties than the terms and conditions of the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended, (d) if the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed, replaced, exchanged or extended is secured by a junior-priority security interest in the Collateral such Indebtedness shall be subject to the provisions of a Junior Lien Intercreditor Agreement, (e) such modification, refinancing, refunding, renewal or extension is incurred by the Person who is the obligor on the Indebtedness being modified, refinanced, refunded, renewed or extended, and (f) at the time thereof, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

 

“Permitted Subordinated Indebtedness” means any unsecured Indebtedness of the Borrower that (a) is expressly subordinated to the prior payment in full in cash of the Obligations on terms and conditions no less favorable to the Lenders than the terms and conditions set forth in the 2025 Subordinated Note Indenture, (b) will not mature prior to the date that is ninety-one (91) days after the Latest Maturity Date, (c) has no scheduled amortization or payments of principal prior to the Latest Maturity Date and (d) has covenant, default and remedy provisions no more restrictive, or mandatory prepayment, repurchase or redemption provisions no more onerous or expansive in scope, taken as a whole, than those set forth in the 2025 Subordinated Note Indenture.

 

“Permitted Unsecured Refinancing Debt” means any unsecured Indebtedness incurred by the Borrower in the form of one or more series of unsecured notes or loans; provided, that (i) such Indebtedness is not secured by any property or assets of the Borrower or any Subsidiary, (ii) such Indebtedness constitutes Loan Agreement Refinancing Debt, (iii) such Indebtedness does not mature or have scheduled amortization prior to the date that is 91 days following the Latest Maturity Date at the time such Indebtedness is incurred (other than customary offers to repurchase upon a

 

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change of control, asset sale or casualty event and customary acceleration rights after an event of default), and (iv) such Indebtedness is not guaranteed by any Subsidiaries other than the Guarantors.

 

“Person” means an individual, partnership, corporation (including a business trust), joint stock company, estate, trust, limited liability company, unincorporated association, joint venture or other entity or a Governmental Authority.

 

“Pledge and Security Agreement” means an agreement, in substantially the form of Exhibit I (Form of Pledge and Security Agreement), executed by each Loan Party.

 

“Pledged Debt Instruments” has the meaning specified in the Pledge and Security Agreement.

 

“Pledged Stock” has the meaning specified in the Pledge and Security Agreement.

 

“Pound Sterling” means the lawful money of the United Kingdom.

 

“Pro Forma Basis,” “Pro Forma Compliance” or “Pro Forma Effect” means, for purposes of calculating compliance with any test under this Agreement in respect of any of the transactions referred to in clauses (a) through (d) of the definition of “Annualized EBITDA” or the incurrence or retirement of Indebtedness (any of the foregoing, together with any transactions related thereto or in connection therewith, the “relevant transactions”), such relevant transaction shall be treated as if such relevant transaction had occurred on the first day of the applicable Test Period; provided, however, that pro forma effect shall only be given to operating expense reductions or similar anticipated benefits from any transaction to the extent (a)(i) directly attributable to such transaction, (ii) expected to have a continuing impact on the Borrower and its Subsidiaries and (iii) factually supportable and (b) that such adjustments and the bases therefor are set forth in reasonable detail in a certificate of the Chief Financial Officer of the Borrower delivered to the Administrative Agent and dated the relevant date of determination and which certifies that the Borrower reasonably anticipates that such expense reductions or other benefits will be realized, or all necessary steps for the realization thereof taken, within twelve months following such date; provided, further, that any determination of Annualized EBITDA of an Annualized Project shall be as determined in good faith by the Borrower, the calculation of which shall be set forth in reasonable detail in a certificate of the Chief Financial Officer delivered to the Administrative Agent and dated the date of relevant determination; provided, further, that if any such Indebtedness being incurred or retired has a floating or formula rate, shall have an implied rate of interest for the applicable period for purposes of this definition determined by utilizing the rate which is or would be in effect with respect to such Indebtedness as at the relevant date of determination.

 

“Projections” means those financial projections dated April 2013, covering the Fiscal Year ending in 2013 through the Fiscal Year ending 2014 inclusive, to be delivered to the Agents by the Borrower.

 

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“Property Loss Event” means (a) any loss of or damage to property of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that results in the receipt by such Person of proceeds of insurance whose Dollar Equivalent exceeds (i) $10,000,000 for a single transaction or series of transactions or (ii) $30,000,000 in the aggregate in any Fiscal Year or (b) any taking of property of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that results in the receipt by such Person of a compensation payment in respect thereof whose Dollar Equivalent exceeds (i) $10,000,000 for a single transaction or series of transactions or (ii) $30,000,000 in the aggregate in any Fiscal Year.

 

“Proposed Acquisition” means the proposed acquisition by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries of all or substantially all of the assets or Stock of any Proposed Acquisition Target, or the merger of any Proposed Acquisition Target with or into the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower (and, in the case of a merger with the Borrower, with the Borrower being the surviving corporation).

 

“Proposed Acquisition Target” means any Person or any operating division, branch, business unit or line of business of such Person subject to a Proposed Acquisition.

 

“Public Company Compliance” shall mean compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations promulgated in connection therewith, the provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, and the rules of national securities exchange listed companies (in each case, as applicable to companies with equity or debt securities held by the public), including procuring directors’ and officers’ insurance, legal and other professional fees, and listing fees.

 

“Purchasing Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 11.7 (Sharing of Payments, Etc.).

 

“Qualified Stock” means any Stock of any Person that is not Disqualified Stock.

 

“Qualifying IPO” means the issuance by Holdings or the Borrower of its common Stock in an underwritten primary public offering (other than a public offering pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-8) pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the SEC in accordance with the Securities Act (whether alone or in connection with a secondary public offering).

 

“Qualifying Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iv) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Quotation Day” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Rate Borrowing and any Interest Period, the Business Day on which it is market practice in the London interbank market for the Administrative Agent to give quotations for deposits in Dollars for delivery on the first day of such Interest Period.

 

“Ratable Portion” or (other than in the expression “equally and ratably”) “ratably” means, with respect to any Lender, (a) with respect to the Revolving Credit Facility, the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Revolving Credit Commitment of

 

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such Lender by (ii) the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments of all Lenders (or, at any time after the Revolving Credit Commitments have been terminated, the percentage obtained by dividing (x) the aggregate outstanding principal balance of the Revolving Credit Outstandings owing to such Lender by (y) the aggregate outstanding principal balance of the Revolving Credit Outstandings owing to all Lenders) and (b) with respect to the Term Loan Facility, the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the principal amount of such Lender’s Loans by (ii) the aggregate Term Loans of all Lenders and in each case, when referring to the “Ratable Portion” within each Tranche, the percentage obtained by dividing the principal amount of such Lender’s Loans in such Tranche by the aggregate Loans of all Lenders in such Tranche.

 

“Real Property” of any Person means the Land of such Person, together with the right, title and interest of such Person, if any, in and to the streets, the Land lying in the bed of any streets, roads or avenues, opened or proposed, in front of, the air space and development rights pertaining to the Land and the right to use such air space and development rights, all rights of way, privileges, liberties, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances belonging or in any way appertaining thereto, all fixtures, all easements now or hereafter benefiting the Land and all royalties and rights appertaining to the use and enjoyment of the Land, including all alley, vault, drainage, mineral, water, oil and gas rights, together with all of the buildings and other improvements now or hereafter erected on the Land and any fixtures appurtenant thereto.

 

“Recipient” means (a) the relevant Agent, (b) any Lender and (c) any Issuer, as applicable.

 

“Refinanced Debt” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Loan Agreement Refinancing Debt”.

 

“Refinancing Loans” means one or more Tranches of term loans incurred pursuant to Section 2.21 (Refinancing Transactions) and meeting the requirements set forth in the proviso in the definition of “Loan Agreement Refinancing Debt”.

 

“Register” has the meaning specified in Section 2.7(b)(i) (Evidence of Debt).

 

“Registered Equivalent Notes” means, with respect to any notes originally issued in a Rule 144A or other private placement transaction under the Securities Act, substantially identical notes (having the same guarantees) issued in a dollar-for-dollar exchange therefor pursuant to an exchange offer registered with the SEC.

 

“Reimbursement Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.4(h) (Letters of Credit).

 

“Reimbursement Obligations” means, as and when matured, the obligation of the Borrower to pay, on the date payment is made or scheduled to be made to the beneficiary under each such Letter of Credit (or at such other date as may be specified in the applicable Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement) and in the currency drawn (or in such other currency as may be specified in the applicable Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement), all amounts of each draft and other requests for payments drawn under Letters of Credit, and all other matured reimbursement or repayment

 

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obligations of the Borrower to any Issuer with respect to amounts drawn under Letters of Credit.

 

“Related Obligations” has the meaning specified in Section 10.9 (Collateral Matters Relating to the Related Obligations).

 

“Related Party” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and such Person’s and such Person’s Affiliates’ respective managers, administrators, trustees, members, partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, fund managers and advisors.

 

“Release” means any release, spill, emission, leaking, pumping, injection, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, leaching or migration, in each case, of any Contaminant into the indoor or outdoor environment or into or out of any property, including the movement of Contaminants through or in the air, soil, surface water, ground water or property.

 

“Remedial Action” means all actions required pursuant to Environmental Law to (a) clean up, remove, treat or in any other way remediate any Contaminant in the indoor or outdoor environment, (b) reasonably prevent the Release or reasonably minimize the further Release so that a Contaminant does not migrate or endanger or threaten to endanger public health or welfare or the indoor or outdoor environment or (c) perform pre-remedial studies and investigations and post-remedial monitoring and care.

 

“Repricing Transaction” means, with respect to any Tranche of Term Loans, the refinancing or repricing by the Borrower of the such Tranche of Term Loans (x) with the proceeds of any secured term loans incurred by the Borrower (including, without limitation, any Refinancing Loans or New Incremental Term Loans) or (y) in connection with any amendment to this Agreement, in either case, (i) having or resulting in an effective interest rate or weighted average yield (to be determined by the Administrative Agent, in consultation with the Borrower, consistent with generally accepted financial practice, after giving effect to margins, upfront or similar fees or original issue discount shared with all lenders or holders thereof, but excluding the effect of any arrangement, structuring, syndication or other fees payable in connection therewith that are not shared with all lenders or holders thereof) as of the date of such refinancing that is, or could be by the express terms of such Indebtedness (and not by virtue of any fluctuation in any “base” rate), less than the Applicable Margin for, or weighted average yield (to be determined by the Administrative Agent, in consultation with Borrower, on the same basis) of the such Tranche of Term Loans as of the date of such refinancing or repricing and (ii) in the case of a refinancing of such Tranche of Term Loans, the proceeds of which are used to repay, in whole or in part, principal of outstanding Term Loans under such Tranche.

 

“Required Prepayment Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.9(e) (Mandatory Prepayments).

 

“Requirement of Law” means, with respect to any Person, the common law and all federal, state, local and foreign laws, treaties, rules and regulations, orders, judgments, decrees and other determinations of, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses

 

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and other Contractual Obligations with, any Governmental Authority or arbitrator, applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.

 

“Requisite Lenders” means, collectively, Lenders having more than fifty percent (50%) of the sum of the aggregate outstanding amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments (or, if the Revolving Credit Commitments have been terminated, the aggregate Revolving Credit Outstandings) and the principal amount of all Term Loans then outstanding.  A Defaulting Lender or Affiliated Lender shall not be included in the calculation of “Requisite Lenders.”

 

“Requisite Revolving Credit Lenders” means, collectively, Revolving Credit Lenders having more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate outstanding amount of the Revolving Credit Commitments (or, if the Revolving Credit Commitments have been terminated, the aggregate Revolving Credit Outstandings).  A Defaulting Lender or Affiliated Lender shall not be included in the calculation of “Requisite Revolving Credit Lenders.”

 

“Requisite Term Lenders” means, collectively, Term Lenders having more than 50% of the principal amount of all Term Loans then outstanding.  A Defaulting Lender or Affiliated Lender shall not be included in the calculation of “Requisite Term Lenders”.

 

“Responsible Officer” means, with respect to any Person, any of the principal executive officers, managing members or general partners of such Person but, in any event, with respect to financial matters, the chief financial officer, treasurer or controller of such Person.

 

“Restricted Payment” means (a) any dividend, distribution or any other payment whether direct or indirect, on account of any Stock or Stock Equivalent of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding, (b) any redemption, retirement, sinking fund or similar payment, purchase or other acquisition for value, direct or indirect, of any Stock or Stock Equivalent of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries now or hereafter outstanding and (c) any redemption, prepayment, defeasement, repurchase or other satisfaction prior to the scheduled maturity of any Subordinated Debt, any other subordinated Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any Disqualified Stock, or the setting aside of any funds for any of the foregoing.

 

“Revaluation Date” means with respect to any Letter of Credit, each of the following: (a) each date of issuance of a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, (b) each date of an amendment of any such Letter of Credit having the effect of increasing the amount thereof, (c) each date of any payment by the applicable Issuer under any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency and (d) such additional dates as the Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuer shall determine.

 

“Revolving Credit Borrowing” means Revolving Loans made on the same day by the Revolving Credit Lenders ratably according to their respective Revolving Credit Commitments.

 

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“Revolving Credit Commitment” means an Initial Revolving Credit Commitment, a New Incremental Revolving Commitment or an Extended Revolving Commitment, and “Revolving Credit Commitments” means all of them, collectively.

 

“Revolving Credit Facility” means the Revolving Credit Commitments and the provisions herein related to the Revolving Loans, Swing Loans and Letters of Credit.

 

“Revolving Credit Lender” means each Lender that (a) has a Revolving Credit Commitment, (b) holds a Revolving Loan or (c) participates in any Letter of Credit or Swing Loans.

 

“Revolving Credit Outstandings” means, at any particular time, the sum of (a) the principal amount of the Revolving Loans outstanding at such time and (b) the Letter of Credit Obligations outstanding at such time.

 

“Revolving Credit Termination Date” shall mean (a) with respect to the Initial Revolving Credit Facility, the Initial Revolving Credit Termination Date, (b) with respect to any New Incremental Revolving Commitments and New Incremental Revolving Loans, the final maturity date as specified in the applicable Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment and (c) with respect to any Extended Revolving Commitments, the earliest of (i) the termination date set forth in the Extension Amendment, (ii) the date of termination of all of the Revolving Credit Commitments pursuant to Section 2.5 (Reduction and Termination of the Commitments) and (iii) the date on which the Obligations payable under this Agreement become due and payable, whether by acceleration or otherwise.

 

“Revolving Loan” means each of the Initial Revolving Loans, New Incremental Revolving Loan or Extended Revolving Loans, as the context may require, and the Swing Loans.

 

“Revolving Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower payable to the order of any Revolving Credit Lender in a principal amount equal to the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment or evidencing the aggregate Indebtedness of the Borrower to such Lender resulting from the Revolving Loans owing to such Revolving Credit Lender.

 

“S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC.

 

“SAR” means any stock appreciation rights or similar phantom stock rights.

 

“Sarbanes-Oxley Act” means the United States Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

“Screen Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Eurodollar Base Rate.”

 

“SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

“Secured Parties” means the Lenders, the Issuers, the Agents, each Indemnitee and any other holder of any Obligation.

 

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“Securities Account” has the meaning given to such term in the UCC.

 

“Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

“Security” means any Stock, Stock Equivalent, voting trust certificate, bond, debenture, note or other evidence of Indebtedness, whether secured, unsecured, convertible or subordinated, or any certificate of interest, share or participation in, any temporary or interim certificate for the purchase or acquisition of, or any right to subscribe to, purchase or acquire, any of the foregoing, but shall not include any evidence of the Obligations.

 

“Selling Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 11.7 (Sharing of Payments, Etc.).

 

“Senior Indebtedness” means with respect to any Person, without duplication, all Indebtedness of such Person and its Subsidiaries (determined on a Consolidated basis); provided, however, that Senior Indebtedness will not include: (a) any obligation of the Borrower to any Subsidiary or any obligation of a Subsidiary to the Borrower or another Subsidiary, (b) any liability for Federal, state, foreign, local or other taxes owed or owing by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, (c) any accounts payable or other liability to trade creditors arising in the ordinary course of business (including guarantees thereof or instruments evidencing such liabilities), (d) any Indebtedness, guarantee or obligation of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that is expressly subordinate or junior in right of payment to any other Indebtedness, guarantee or obligation of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, or (e) any Stock.

 

“Senior Intercreditor Agreement” means a “pari passu” intercreditor agreement among the Administrative Agent and one or more Other Debt Representatives for holders of Permitted Pari Passu Refinancing Debt or New Incremental Notes, as applicable, in each case, on reasonable and customary terms and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.

 

“Senior Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, on a Pro Forma Basis, the ratio of (i) Senior Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of such date to (ii) Annualized EBITDA for the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the most recently ended Test Period.

 

“Senior Secured Indebtedness” means, with respect to any Person at any time, without duplication, the outstanding principal amount (or in the case of Indebtedness issued at discount, the accreted amount) of Indebtedness of such Person and its Subsidiaries (determined on a Consolidated basis) as of such time, excluding any subordinated Indebtedness and other unsecured Indebtedness and any Capital Lease Obligation; provided, however, that, in determining the amount of Indebtedness of such Person for purposes of this definition, the amount of Indebtedness of such Person consisting of Revolving Loans and any other Indebtedness that consists of a revolving line of credit as of any date shall be deemed to be the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof on the last day of each fiscal quarter ending during the four Fiscal Quarters most recently ended on or prior to such date, divided by four (4).

 

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“Significant Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that would be a “Significant Subsidiary” of the Borrower within the meaning of Rule 1-02 under Regulation S-X under the Securities Act.

 

“Solicited Discount Proration” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iv) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iv) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice” means a written notice of the Borrower of Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers made pursuant to Section 2.8(e)(iv) (Optional Prepayments) substantially in the form of Exhibit Q (Form of Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice).

 

“Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer” means the irrevocable written offer by each Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit P (Form of Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer), submitted following the Administrative Agent’s receipt of a Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice.

 

“Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iv) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Solvent” means, with respect to any Person as of any date of determination, that, as of such date, (a) the value of the assets of such Person (both at fair value and present fair saleable value) is greater than the total amount of liabilities (including contingent and unliquidated liabilities) of such Person, (b) such Person is able to pay all liabilities of such Person as such liabilities mature and (c) such Person does not have unreasonably small capital.  In computing the amount of contingent or unliquidated liabilities at any time, such liabilities shall be computed at the amount that, in light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.

 

“Special Purpose Vehicle” means any special purpose funding vehicle identified as such in writing by any Lender to the Administrative Agent.

 

“Specified Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(ii)(A) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Specified Discounted Prepayment Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(ii)(A) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Specified Discounted Prepayment Notice” means a written notice of the Borrower Offer of Specified Discounted Prepayment made pursuant to Section 2.8(e)(ii) (Optional Prepayments) substantially in the form of Exhibit N (Form of Specified Discounted Prepayment Notice).

 

“Specified Discounted Prepayment Response” means the irrevocable written response by each Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit O (Form of Specified Discounted Prepayment Response), to a Specified Discounted Prepayment Notice.

 

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“Specified Discounted Prepayment Response Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(ii)(A) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Specified Discount Proration” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(ii)(C) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Spot Rate” for a currency means the rate determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuer, as applicable, to be the rate quoted by the Person acting in such capacity as the spot rate for the purchase by such Person of such currency with another currency through its principal foreign exchange trading office at approximately 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on the date two Business Days prior to the date as of which the foreign exchange  computation is made; provided, that the Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuer may obtain such spot rate from another financial institution designated by the Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuer if the Person acting in such capacity does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency; provided, further, that the applicable Issuer may use such spot rate quoted on the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made in the case of any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency.

 

“Standby Letter of Credit” means any Letter of Credit that is not a Documentary Letter of Credit.

 

“Stock” means shares of capital stock (whether denominated as common stock or preferred stock), beneficial, partnership or membership interests, participations or other equivalents (regardless of how designated) of or in a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or equivalent entity, whether voting or non-voting.

 

“Stock Equivalents” means all securities convertible into or exchangeable for Stock and all warrants, options or other rights to purchase or subscribe for any Stock, whether or not presently convertible, exchangeable or exercisable.

 

“Submitted Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iii) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Submitted Discount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.8(e)(iii) (Optional Prepayments).

 

“Subordinated Debt” means the 2022 Subordinated Notes, the 2025 Subordinated Notes and any Permitted Subordinated Indebtedness.

 

“Subsidiary” of any Person means (i) any corporation which more than 50% of the outstanding shares of Stock of which having ordinary voting power for the election of directors is owned directly or indirectly by such Person, and (ii) any partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture or other entity in which such Person, directly or indirectly, has more than a 50% equity interest, and, except as otherwise indicated herein, references to Subsidiaries shall refer to Subsidiaries of the Borrower.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of this Agreement, an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall not be deemed a Subsidiary of the Borrower, other than for purposes of the definition of “Unrestricted Subsidiary” and Sections 4.3(a) (Subsidiaries; Borrower Information), 4.17 (Environmental Matters) and 7.10 (Environmental), unless

 

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the Borrower shall have designated in writing to the Administrative Agent an Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Subsidiary.

 

“Substitute Institution” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(b) (Mitigation Obligations; Substitution of Lenders).

 

“Substitution Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(b) (Mitigation Obligations; Substitution of Lenders).

 

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

 

“Swing Lender” means Citicorp or any other Revolving Credit Lender that becomes the Administrative Agent or agrees, with the approval of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to act as the Swing Lender hereunder, in each case in its capacity, as the Swing Lender hereunder.

 

“Swing Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.3 (Swing Loans).

 

“Swing Loan Request” has the meaning specified in Section 2.3(b) (Swing Loans).

 

“Swing Loan Sublimit” means $20,000,000.

 

“Swiss Franc” means the lawful money of Switzerland.

 

“Syndication Agent” means BofA in its capacity as syndication agent under this Agreement.

 

“Tax Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, (a) any Subsidiary of such Person and (b) any Affiliate of such Person with which such Person files or is required to file consolidated, combined or unitary tax returns.

 

“Tax Return” has the meaning specified in Section 4.8(a) (Taxes).

 

“Taxes” means any and all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.

 

“Term Commitment” means, with respect to each Term Lender, (i) its obligation to make Original Term Loans to the Borrower on the Closing Date pursuant to Section 2.1(b) (The Commitments) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Term Lender’s name on Schedule I (Commitments) (as in effect on the Closing Date) under the caption “Term Loan Commitment”, (ii) the commitment of such Lender to make 2015 Incremental Term Loans to the Borrower on the First Amendment Effective Date pursuant to Section 2(a) of the First Amendment and Section 2.1(b) (The Commitments) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule I (Commitments) (as in effect on the First Amendment Effective Date) under the caption “2015 Incremental Term Commitment” and (iii) any obligation after the First Amendment Effective Date to make

 

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New Incremental Term Loans, Extended Term Loans or Refinancing Loans under this Agreement, as applicable, in each case, as amended to reflect each Assignment and Acceptance executed by such Term Lender.  For all purposes hereunder, from and after the First Amendment Effective Date, each reference to a “Term Commitment” in this Agreement and in the Loan Documents shall be deemed to include the commitments to make the 2015 Incremental Term Loans.

 

“Term Lender” means each Lender that holds a Term Loan.

 

“Term Loans” means Original Term Loans, 2015 Incremental Term Loans, New Incremental Term Loans, Extended Term Loans or Refinancing Loans, as the context may require.  For all purposes hereunder, from and after the First Amendment Effective Date, each reference to a “Term Loans” in this Agreement and in the Loan Documents shall be deemed to include the 2015 Incremental Term Loan, which, for the avoidance of doubt, constitutes a single “class” and a single Term Loan Tranche with the Initial Term Loans.

 

“Term Loan Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of Term Loans made by the Term Lenders.

 

“Term Loan Facility” means the provisions herein related to the Term Loans.

 

“Term Loan Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower payable to the order of any Term Lender in a principal amount equal to the amount of the Term Loan owing to such Lender.

 

“Test Period” means, for any determination under this Agreement, the period of four consecutive Fiscal Quarters of the Borrower then last ended and for which Financial Statements have been delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.1(a) or (b) (Financial Statements), as applicable.

 

“Title IV Plan” means a pension plan, other than a Multiemployer Plan, subject to Title IV of ERISA and that is sponsored or maintained by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any ERISA Affiliate or to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any ERISA Affiliate has, or within the five (5) plan years preceding the date of this Agreement has had, any obligation to contribute.

 

“Tranche” means (a) with respect to Term Loans or commitments, refers to whether such Term Loans or commitments are (i) Initial Term Loans or Term Commitments, (ii) New Incremental Term Loans, (iii) Extended Term Loans or (iv) Refinancing Loans, in each case, with the same terms and conditions and made or extended on the same day and (b) with respect to Revolving Loans or commitments, refers to whether such Revolving Loans or commitments are (i) Initial Revolving Credit Commitments or Initial Revolving Loans, (ii) New Incremental Revolving Commitments or New Incremental Revolving Loans or (iii) Extended Revolving Loans or Extended Revolving Commitments, in each case, with the same terms and conditions and made, established or extended on the same day.

 

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“Transactions” shall mean, collectively, refinancing of the Existing Credit Agreement pursuant to the Original Credit Agreement and all other transactions consummated under the Loan Documents.

 

“Type” means, with respect to a Loan, whether such Loan is a Base Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Rate Loan.

 

“UCC” has the meaning specified in the Pledge and Security Agreement.

 

“Unrestricted Subsidiary” means a Subsidiary of the Borrower designated in writing to the Administrative Agent (i) whose properties and assets, to the extent they secure any Indebtedness at any time, secure only Non-Recourse Indebtedness and (ii) that has no (nor will have any) Indebtedness other than Non-Recourse Indebtedness.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Subsidiary may be designated an Unrestricted Subsidiary by the Borrower if at the time of such designation it is a Significant Subsidiary.  As of the First Amendment Effective Date, each Unrestricted Subsidiary is set forth on Schedule 4.3(a).

 

“Unused Commitment Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.12(a) (Fees).

 

“Voting Stock” means Stock of any Person having ordinary power to vote in the election of members of the board of directors, managers, trustees or other controlling Persons, of such Person (irrespective of whether, at the time, Stock of any other class or classes of such entity shall have or might have voting power by reason of the happening of any contingency).

 

“Wanda” means Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd., a Chinese private conglomerate.

 

“Wanda Group” means Wanda and any Affiliate of Wanda.

 

“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 installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required payments of principal, including payment at final 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.

 

“Wholly-Owned Subsidiary” of any Person means any Subsidiary of such Person, all of the Stock of which (other than director’s qualifying shares or as may be required by law) is owned by such Person, either directly or indirectly through one or more Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries of such Person.

 

“Withdrawal Liability” means, with respect to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries at any time, the aggregate liability incurred (whether or not assessed) with respect to all Multiemployer Plans pursuant to Section 4201 of ERISA or for increases in contributions required to be made pursuant to Section 4243 of ERISA.

 

“Withholding Agent” means the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

 

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“Working Capital” means, for any Person at any date, the amount, if any, by which the Consolidated Current Assets of such Person at such date exceeds the Consolidated Current Liabilities of such Person at such date.

 

“2015 Incremental Lenders” means Lenders providing the 2015 Incremental Term Loans on the First Amendment Effective Date.

 

“2015 Incremental Term Loans” means New Incremental Term Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $125,000,000 made by the 2015 Incremental Lenders on the First Amendment Effective Date pursuant to the terms of the First Amendment.

 

“2022 Subordinated Notes” means the Borrower’s 5.875% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2022 issued pursuant to the 2022 Subordinated Note Indenture in the original principal amount of $375,000,000 and any additional notes issued pursuant to the 2022 Subordinated Note Indenture which have terms (other than interest rate, issuance price, issuance date, series and title) which are the same as the 2022 Subordinated Note Indenture.

 

“2022 Subordinated Note Indenture” means the Indenture dated as of February 7, 2014 pursuant to which the 2021 Subordinated Notes were issued between the Borrower, the guarantors party thereto and U.S. Bank National Association, as the initial trustee, as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified and in effect from time to time in accordance with Section 8.10 (Modification of Debt Agreements).

 

“2025 Subordinated Notes” means the Borrower’s 5.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2025 issued pursuant to the 2025 Subordinated Note Indenture in the original principal amount of $600,000,000 and any additional notes issued pursuant to the 2025 Subordinated Note Indenture which have terms (other than interest rate, issuance price, issuance date, series and title) which are the same as the 2025 Subordinated Note Indenture.

 

“2025 Subordinated Note Indenture” means the Indenture dated as of June 5, 2015 pursuant to which the 2025 Subordinated Notes were issued between the Borrower, the guarantors party thereto and U.S. Bank National Association, as the initial trustee, as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified and in effect from time to time in accordance with Section 8.10 (Modification of Debt Agreements).

 

Section 1.2          Computation of Time Periods

 

In this Agreement, in the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including” and the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding” and the word “through” means “to and including.”

 

Section 1.3          Accounting Terms and Principles

 

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compliance with Article V (Financial Covenant)) shall, unless expressly otherwise provided herein, be made in conformity with GAAP.

 

(b)           If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement, and either the Borrower or the Administrative Agent shall so request, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement so as to equitably reflect such change in GAAP with the desired result that the criteria for evaluating the Borrower’s financial condition shall be the same after such change in GAAP as if such change in GAAP had not been made (subject to the approval of the Requisite Lenders); provided, however, that, (i) until so amended, (A) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP, as applicable, prior to such change therein and (B) the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders a written reconciliation, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP and (ii) for the avoidance of doubt, (A) the amount of any Capital Lease Obligation shall at all times be calculated in accordance with the definition of that term, and (B) notwithstanding any changes in GAAP after the Closing Date, any lease of the Borrower or the Subsidiaries that would be characterized as an operating lease under GAAP in effect on the Closing Date (whether such lease is entered into before or after the Closing Date) shall not constitute Indebtedness or a Capital Lease Obligation under this Agreement or any other Loan Document as a result of such changes in GAAP.

 

(c)           For purposes of making all financial calculations to determine compliance with Article V (Financial Covenant) and any other financial ratio hereunder, all components of such calculations shall be adjusted to include or exclude, as the case may be, without duplication, such components of such calculations attributable to any business or assets that have been acquired by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (including through Permitted Acquisitions) after the first day of the applicable period of determination and prior to the end of such period, as determined in good faith by the Borrower on a Pro Forma Basis.  For the avoidance of doubt, when determining Pro Forma Compliance with Article V (Financial Covenant) for purposes of any ratio test set forth in the definition of “Permitted Acquisition” or Article VIII (Negative Covenants), the test set forth in Article V (Financial Covenant) shall apply regardless of whether any Revolving Credit Commitment remains outstanding on the relevant test date.

 

Section 1.4          Conversion of Foreign Currencies

 

(a)           Indebtedness.  Indebtedness denominated in any currency other than Dollars shall be calculated using the Dollar Equivalent thereof as of the date of the Financial Statements on which such Indebtedness is reflected; provided, that if any basket is exceeded solely as a result of fluctuations in applicable currency exchange rates after the last time such basket was utilized, such basket will not be deemed to have been exceeded solely as a result of such fluctuations in currency exchange rates.

 

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(b)           Dollar Equivalents.  The Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuer, as applicable, shall determine the Spot Rates as of each Revaluation Date to be used for calculating Dollar Equivalent amounts of Letters of Credit denominated in Alternative Currencies.  Such Spot Rates shall become effective as of such Revaluation Date and shall be the Spot Rates employed in converting any amounts between the applicable currencies until the next Revaluation Date to occur.  Except for purposes of financial statements delivered by Loan Parties hereunder or calculating financial covenants hereunder or except as otherwise provided herein, the applicable amount of any currency (other than Dollars) for purposes of the Loan Documents shall be such Dollar Equivalent amount as so determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuer, as applicable.  The Administrative Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, rely on any determination of the Dollar Equivalent of any amount made by any Loan Party in any document delivered to the Administrative Agent.

 

(c)           Rounding-Off.  The Administrative Agent may set up appropriate rounding off mechanisms or otherwise round-off amounts hereunder to the nearest higher or lower amount in whole Dollar or cent to ensure amounts owing by any party hereunder or that otherwise need to be calculated or converted hereunder are expressed in whole Dollars or in whole cents, as may be necessary or appropriate.

 

Section 1.5          Certain Terms

 

(a)           The terms “herein,” “hereof,” “hereto” and “hereunder” and similar terms refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section, subsection or clause in, this Agreement.

 

(b)           Unless otherwise expressly indicated herein, (i) references in this Agreement to an Exhibit, Schedule, Article, Section, clause or sub-clause refer to the appropriate Exhibit or Schedule to, or Article, Section, clause or sub-clause in this Agreement and (ii) the words “above” and “below”, when following a reference to a clause or a sub-clause of any Loan Document, refer to a clause or sub-clause within, respectively, the same Section or clause.

 

(c)           Each agreement defined in this Article I shall include all appendices, exhibits and schedules thereto.  Unless the prior written consent of the Requisite Lenders is required hereunder for an amendment, restatement, supplement or other modification to any such agreement and such consent is not obtained, references in this Agreement to such agreement shall be to such agreement as so amended, restated, supplemented or modified.

 

(d)           References in this Agreement to any statute shall be to such statute as amended or modified from time to time and to any successor legislation thereto, in each case as in effect at the time any such reference is operative.

 

(e)           The term “including” when used in any Loan Document means “including without limitation” except when used in the computation of time periods.

 

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(f)            The terms “Lender,” “Issuer,” and “Administrative Agent” include, without limitation, their respective successors.

 

(g)           Upon the appointment of any successor Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 10.7 (Successor Administrative Agent), references to Citicorp in Section 10.4 (Each Agent Individually) and to Citibank in the definitions of Base Rate, Dollar Equivalent and Eurodollar Base Rate shall be deemed to refer to the financial institution then acting as the Administrative Agent or one of its Affiliates if it so designates.

 

ARTICLE II

 

THE FACILITIES

 

Section 2.1          The Commitments

 

(a)           Revolving Credit Commitments.  On the terms and subject to the conditions contained in this Agreement, each Revolving Credit Lender severally agrees to make loans in Dollars (each an “Initial Revolving Loan”) to the Borrower from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Closing Date until the Revolving Credit Termination Date in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding for all such loans by such Revolving Credit Lender not to exceed such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitment; provided, however, that at no time shall any Revolving Credit Lender be obligated to make a Revolving Loan in excess of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of the Available Credit.  Within the limits of the Revolving Credit Commitment of each Revolving Credit Lender and the Available Credit, amounts of Revolving Loans repaid may be reborrowed by the Borrower under this Section 2.1.

 

(b)           Term Commitments.  On the Closing Date, the Original Lenders made Term Loans to the Borrower in an aggregate principal amount equal to their Term Commitment on the Closing Date (each, an “Original Term Loan”).  On the terms and subject to the conditions contained in the First Amendment, each 2015 Incremental Lender severally agrees to make a 2015 Incremental Term Loan in Dollars (each, together with each Original Term Loan, an “Initial Term Loan”) to the Borrower on the First Amendment Effective Date, in an amount not to exceed such Term Lender’s Term Commitment on the First Amendment Effective Date.  Amounts of Term Loans repaid or prepaid may not be reborrowed.

 

Section 2.2          Borrowing Procedures

 

(a)           Borrowings.

 

(i)            Each Revolving Credit Borrowing shall be made on notice given by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York time) (i) one Business Day, in the case of a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans

 

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and (ii) three Business Days, in the case of a Borrowing of Eurodollar Rate Loans, prior to the date of the proposed Borrowing.  Each such notice shall be in substantially the form of Exhibit C (Form of Notice of Borrowing) (a “Notice of Borrowing”), specifying (A) the date of such proposed Borrowing, (B) the aggregate amount of such proposed Borrowing, (C) whether any portion of the proposed Borrowing will be of Base Rate Loans or Eurodollar Rate Loans and (D) for each Eurodollar Rate Loan, the initial Interest Period or Periods thereof.  Loans shall be made as Base Rate Loans unless, subject to Section 2.14 (Special Provisions Governing Eurodollar Rate Loans), the Notice of Borrowing specifies that all or a portion thereof shall be Eurodollar Rate Loans.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Section 2.3(a) (Swing Loans), if any Notice of Borrowing requests a Revolving Credit Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, the Administrative Agent may make a Swing Loan available to the Borrower in an aggregate amount not to exceed such proposed Borrowing, and the aggregate amount of the corresponding proposed Borrowing shall be reduced accordingly by the principal amount of such Swing Loan.  Each Revolving Credit Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount of not less than $1,000,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof.

 

(ii)           The Administrative Agent shall give to each Revolving Credit Lender prompt notice of the Administrative Agent’s receipt of a Notice of Borrowing with respect to Revolving Credit Borrowings and, if Eurodollar Rate Loans are properly requested in such Notice of Borrowing, the applicable interest rate determined pursuant to Section 2.14(a) (Determination of Interest Rate).  Each Lender shall, before 11:00 am. (New York time) on the date of the proposed Borrowing, make available to the Administrative Agent at its address referred to in Section 11.8 (Notices, Etc.), in immediately available funds, such Lender’s Ratable Portion of such proposed Borrowing.  Upon fulfillment (or due waiver in accordance with Section 11.1 (Amendments, Waivers, Etc.)) (A) on the Closing Date, of the applicable conditions set forth Section 3.1 (Conditions Precedent to Initial Loans and Letters of Credit), (B) on the First Amendment Effective Date, of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 3 of the First Amendment and (C) at any time (including the Closing Date and the First Amendment Effective Date), of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 3.2 (Conditions Precedent to Each Loan and Letter of Credit), and after the Administrative Agent’s receipt of such funds, the Administrative Agent shall make such funds available to the Borrower.

 

(b)           Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the date of any proposed Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s Ratable Portion of such Borrowing (or any portion thereof), the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such Ratable Portion available to the Administrative Agent on the date of such Borrowing in accordance with this Section 2.2 and the Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower on such date a corresponding amount.  If and to the extent that such Lender shall not have so made such

 

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Ratable Portion available to the Administrative Agent, such Lender and the Borrower severally agree to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount together with interest thereon, for each day from the date such amount is made available to the Borrower until the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of the Borrower, the interest rate applicable at the time to the Loans comprising such Borrowing and (ii) in the case of such Lender, the Federal Funds Rate for the first Business Day and thereafter at the interest rate applicable at the time to the Loans comprising such Borrowing.  If such Lender shall repay to the Administrative Agent such corresponding amount, such corresponding amount so repaid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan as part of such Borrowing for purposes of this Agreement.  If the Borrower shall repay to the Administrative Agent such corresponding amount, such payment shall not relieve such Lender of any obligation it may have hereunder to the Borrower.

 

(c)           The occurrence of any Revolving Credit Lender becoming a Defaulting Lender shall not relieve any other Revolving Credit Lender of its obligations to make such Revolving Loan or payment on such date but no such other Revolving Credit Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any Defaulting Lender to make a Loan or a payment required under this Agreement.

 

Section 2.3          Swing Loans

 

(a)           Swing Loans.  On the terms and subject to the conditions contained in this Agreement, the Swing Lender shall make loans in Dollars (each a “Swing Loan”) otherwise available to the Borrower under the Revolving Credit Facility from time to time on any Business Day during the period from Closing Date until the Revolving Credit Termination Date in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding (together with the aggregate outstanding principal amount of any other Loan made by the Swing Lender hereunder in its capacity as a Lender or the Swing Lender) not to exceed the Swing Loan Sublimit; provided, however, that at no time shall the Swing Lender make any Swing Loan to the extent that, after giving effect to such Swing Loan, the aggregate Revolving Credit Outstandings would exceed the Revolving Credit Commitments in effect at such time.  Each Swing Loan shall be a Base Rate Loan and must be repaid in full within seven days after its making or, if sooner, upon any Revolving Credit Borrowing hereunder and shall in any event mature no later than the Revolving Credit Termination Date.  Within the limits set forth in the first sentence of this clause (a), amounts of Swing Loans repaid may be reborrowed under this clause (a).

 

(b)           In order to request a Swing Loan, the Borrower shall telecopy (or forward by electronic mail or similar means) to the Administrative Agent a duly completed request in substantially the form of Exhibit D (Form of Swing Loan Request) (a “Swing Loan Request”), setting forth the requested amount and date of such Swing Loan, to be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York time) on the day of the proposed borrowing.  The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Swing Lender of the details of the requested Swing Loan.  Subject to the terms of this Agreement, the Swing Lender may make a Swing Loan available to the

 

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Administrative Agent and, in turn, the Administrative Agent shall make such amounts available to the Borrower on the date of the relevant Swing Loan Request.  The Swing Lender shall not make any Swing Loan in the period commencing on the first Business Day after it receives written notice from the Administrative Agent or any Revolving Credit Lender that one or more of the conditions precedent contained in Section 3.2 (Conditions Precedent to Each Loan and Letter of Credit) shall not on such date be satisfied, and ending when such conditions are satisfied.  The Swing Lender shall not otherwise be required to determine that, or take notice whether, the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 (Conditions Precedent to Each Loan and Letter of Credit) have been satisfied in connection with the making of any Swing Loan.

 

(c)           The Swing Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent in writing (which writing may be a telecopy or electronic mail) weekly, by no later than 10:00 a.m. (New York time) on the first Business Day of each week, of the aggregate principal amount of its Swing Loans then outstanding.

 

(d)           The Swing Lender may demand at any time that each Revolving Credit Lender pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Swing Lender, in the manner provided in clause (e) below, such Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of all or a portion of the applicable Swing Loans then outstanding, which demand shall be made through the Administrative Agent, shall be in writing and shall specify the outstanding principal amount of such Swing Loans demanded to be paid.  Upon the occurrence of a Default or an Event of Default under Section 9.1(f) (Events of Default), each Revolving Credit Lender shall immediately acquire, without recourse or warranty, an undivided participation in each Swing Loan, by payment to the Administrative Agent, in immediately available funds, an amount equal to such Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of such Swing Loan pursuant to clause (e) below.

 

(e)           The Administrative Agent shall forward each notice referred to in clause (c) above and each demand referred to in clause (d) above to each applicable Lender on the day such notice or such demand is received by the Administrative Agent (except that any such notice or demand received by the Administrative Agent after 1:00 p.m. (New York time) on any Business Day or any such demand received on a day that is not a Business Day shall not be required to be forwarded to the applicable Lenders by the Administrative Agent until the next succeeding Business Day), together with a statement prepared by the Administrative Agent specifying the amount of each Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of the aggregate principal amount of the Swing Loans stated to be outstanding in such notice or demanded to be paid pursuant to such demand, and, notwithstanding whether or not the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 (Conditions Precedent to Each Loan and Letter of Credit) and 2.1(a) (Revolving Credit Commitments) shall have been satisfied (which conditions precedent the Revolving Credit Lenders hereby irrevocably waive), each applicable Lender shall, before 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on the Business Day next succeeding the date of such Lender’s receipt of such notice or demand, make available to the Administrative Agent, in immediately available funds, for the account of the Swing Lender, the amount specified in such statement.  Upon such payment by a Lender, such Lender shall, except as

 

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provided in clause (f) below, be deemed to have made a Revolving Loan to the Borrower.  The Administrative Agent shall use such funds to repay the Swing Loans to the Swing Lender.  To the extent that any Lender fails to make such payment available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swing Lender, the Borrower shall repay such Swing Loan on demand.

 

(f)            Upon the occurrence of a Default or an Event of Default under Section 9.1(f) (Events of Default), each Revolving Credit Lender shall acquire, without recourse or warranty, an undivided participation in each Swing Loan otherwise required to be repaid by such Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to clause (e) above, which participation shall be in a principal amount equal to such Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of such Swing Loan, by paying to the Swing Lender on the date on which such Lender would otherwise have been required to make a payment in respect of such Swing Loan pursuant to clause (e) above, in immediately available funds, an amount equal to such Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of such Swing Loan.  If all or part of such amount is not in fact made available by any applicable Lender to the Swing Lender on such date, the Swing Lender shall be entitled to recover any such unpaid amount on demand from such Lender together with interest accrued from such date at the Federal Funds Rate for the first Business Day after such payment was due and thereafter at the rate of interest then applicable to Base Rate Loans.

 

(g)           From and after the date on which any Revolving Credit Lender (i) is deemed to have made a Revolving Loan pursuant to clause (e) above with respect to any Swing Loan or (ii) purchases an undivided participation interest in a Swing Loan pursuant to clause (f) above, the Swing Lender shall promptly distribute to such Revolving Credit Lender such Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of all payments of principal of and interest received by the Swing Lender on account of such Swing Loan other than those received from a Lender pursuant to clause (e) or (f) above.

 

Section 2.4          Letters of Credit

 

(a)           On the terms and subject to the conditions contained in this Agreement, each Issuer agrees to Issue at the request of the Borrower and for the account of the Borrower (or a Subsidiary of the Borrower) one or more Letters of Credit from time to time on any Business Day during the period commencing on the Closing Date and ending on the earlier of the Revolving Credit Termination Date and (x) 30 days prior to the Revolving Credit Termination Date, in the case of a Documentary Letter of Credit and (y) 5 days prior to the Revolving Credit Termination Date, in the case of a Standby Letter of Credit; provided, however, that no Issuer shall be under any obligation to Issue (and, upon the occurrence of any of the events described in clauses (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), and (vi)(A) below, shall not Issue) any Letter of Credit upon the occurrence of any of the following:

 

(i)            any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall purport by its terms to enjoin or restrain such Issuer from Issuing such Letter of Credit or any Requirement of Law applicable to such

 

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Issuer or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over such Issuer shall prohibit, or request that such Issuer refrain from, the Issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon such Issuer with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction or reserve or capital requirement (for which such Issuer is not otherwise compensated) not in effect on the Closing Date or result in any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense that was not applicable, in effect or known to such Issuer as of the Closing Date and that such Issuer in good faith deems material to such Issuer;

 

(ii)           such Issuer shall have received any written notice of the type described in clause (d) below;

 

(iii)          after giving effect to the Issuance of such Letter of Credit, the aggregate Revolving Credit Outstandings would exceed the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments in effect at such time;

 

(iv)          after giving effect to the Issuance of such Letter of Credit, the sum of (i) the Dollar Equivalents of the Letter of Credit Undrawn Amounts at such time and (ii) the Dollar Equivalents of the Reimbursement Obligations at such time exceeds the Letter of Credit Sublimit; provided, however, that no Issuer shall be required to Issue in its own name, Letters of Credit, denominated in Dollars or an Alternative Currency, for the account of the Borrower, in excess of its Issuer Sublimit;

 

(v)           (A)          such Letter of Credit is requested to be denominated in any Alternative Currency and the Issuer receives written notice from the Administrative Agent at or before 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on the date of the proposed Issuance of such Letter of Credit that, immediately after giving effect to the Issuance of such Letter of Credit, all Letter of Credit Obligations at such time in respect of each Letter of Credit denominated in currencies other than Dollars would exceed $5,000,000 or (B) such Letter of Credit is requested to be denominated in any currency other than Dollars or an Alternative Currency;

 

(vi)          (A)          any fees due in connection with a requested Issuance have not been paid, (B) such Letter of Credit is requested to be Issued in a form that is not acceptable to such Issuer or (C) the Issuer for such Letter of Credit shall not have received, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to it and, if applicable, duly executed by the Borrower, applications, agreements and other documentation (collectively, a “Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement”) such Issuer generally employs in the ordinary course of its business for the Issuance of letters of credit of the type of such Letter of Credit; or

 

(vii)         the issuance of the Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of the Issuer applicable to the issuance of letters of credit generally.

 

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None of the Revolving Credit Lenders (other than the Issuers in their capacity as such) shall have any obligation to Issue any Letter of Credit.

 

(b)           In no event shall the expiration date of any Letter of Credit (i) be more than one year after the date of issuance thereof or (ii) be less than five days prior to the Revolving Credit Termination Date; provided, however, that any Letter of Credit with a term less than or equal to one year may provide for the renewal thereof for additional periods less than or equal to one year, as long as, (x) on or before the expiration of each such term and each such period, the Borrower and the Issuer of such Letter of Credit shall have the option to prevent such renewal and (y) neither the Issuer of such Letter of Credit nor the Borrower shall permit any such renewal to extend the expiration date of any Letter of Credit beyond the date set forth in clause (ii) above.

 

(c)           In connection with the Issuance of each Letter of Credit, the Borrower shall give the relevant Issuer and the Administrative Agent at least two Business Days’ prior written notice, in substantially the form of Exhibit E (Form of Letter of Credit Request) (or in such other written or electronic form as is acceptable to the Issuer), of the requested Issuance of such Letter of Credit (a “Letter of Credit Request”).  Such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the Issuer of such Letter of Credit, the currency of issuance and face amount of the Letter of Credit requested (whose Dollar Equivalent shall not be less than $500,000 (or such lesser amount as mutually agreed between the Borrower and the relevant Issuer)), the date of Issuance of such requested Letter of Credit, the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which date shall be a Business Day) and, in the case of an issuance, the Person for whose benefit the requested Letter of Credit is to be issued.  Such notice, to be effective, must be received by the relevant Issuer and the Administrative Agent not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York time) on the second Business Day prior to the requested Issuance of such Letter of Credit.

 

(d)           Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in this Section 2.4, the relevant Issuer shall, on the requested date, Issue a Letter of Credit on behalf of the Borrower in accordance with such Issuer’s usual and customary business practices.  No Issuer shall Issue any Letter of Credit in the period commencing on the first Business Day after it receives written notice from any Revolving Credit Lender that one or more of the conditions precedent contained in Section 3.2 (Conditions Precedent to Each Loan and Letter of Credit) or clause (a) above (other than those conditions set forth in clauses (a)(i), (a)(vi)(B) and (C) above and, to the extent such clause relates to fees owing to the Issuer of such Letter of Credit and its Affiliates, clause (a)(vi)(A) above) are not on such date satisfied or duly waived and ending when such conditions are satisfied or duly waived.  No Issuer shall otherwise be required to determine that, or take notice whether, the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 (Conditions Precedent to Each Loan and Letter of Credit) have been satisfied in connection with the Issuance of any Letter of Credit.

 

(e)           The Borrower agrees that, if requested by the Issuer of any Letter of Credit, it shall execute a Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement in respect to any Letter of Credit Issued hereunder.  In the event of any conflict between the terms of any

 

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Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement and this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall govern.

 

(f)            Each Issuer shall comply with the following:

 

(i)            give the Administrative Agent written notice (or telephonic notice confirmed promptly thereafter in writing), which writing may be a telecopy or electronic mail, of the Issuance of any Letter of Credit Issued by it, of all drawings under any Letter of Credit Issued by it and of the payment (or the failure to pay when due) by the Borrower of any Reimbursement Obligation when due (which notice the Administrative Agent shall promptly transmit by telecopy, electronic mail or similar transmission to each Revolving Credit Lender);

 

(ii)           upon the request of any Revolving Credit Lender, furnish to such Revolving Credit Lender copies of any Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement to which such Issuer is a party and such other documentation as may reasonably be requested by such Revolving Credit Lender; and

 

(iii)          no later than 10 Business Days following the last day of each calendar month, provide to the Administrative Agent (and the Administrative Agent shall provide a copy to each Revolving Credit Lender requesting the same) and the Borrower separate schedules for Documentary Letters of Credit and Standby Letters of Credit issued by it, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, setting forth the aggregate Letter of Credit Obligations, in each case outstanding at the end of each month and any information requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent relating thereto.

 

(g)           Immediately upon the issuance by an Issuer of a Letter of Credit in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, such Issuer shall be deemed to have sold and transferred to each Revolving Credit Lender, and each Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed irrevocably and unconditionally to have purchased and received from such Issuer, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation, to the extent of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of the Revolving Credit Commitments, in such Letter of Credit and the obligations of the Borrower with respect thereto (including all Letter of Credit Obligations with respect thereto) and any security therefor and guaranty pertaining thereto.

 

(h)           The Borrower agrees to pay to the Issuer of any Letter of Credit the amount of all Reimbursement Obligations owing to such Issuer under any Letter of Credit issued for its account in (x) Dollars or (y) with respect to any Letter of Credit issued in an Alternative Currency, in such Alternative Currency (or if requested by the applicable Issuer, the Dollar Equivalent thereof in Dollars), in each case, no later than the date that is the next succeeding Business Day after the Borrower receives written notice from such Issuer that payment has been made under such Letter of Credit (the “Reimbursement Date”), irrespective of any claim, set-off, defense or other right that the

 

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Borrower may have at any time against such Issuer or any other Person.  In the event that any Issuer makes any payment under any Letter of Credit and the Borrower shall not have repaid such amount to such Issuer pursuant to this clause (h) or any such payment by the Borrower is rescinded or set aside for any reason, such Reimbursement Obligation shall be payable on demand with interest thereon computed (i) from the date on which such Reimbursement Obligation arose to the Reimbursement Date, at the rate of interest applicable during such period to Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans and (ii) from the Reimbursement Date until the date of repayment in full, at the rate of interest applicable during such period to past due Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans, and such Issuer shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent, which shall promptly notify each Revolving Credit Lender of such failure, and each Revolving Credit Lender shall promptly and unconditionally pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Issuer the amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of such payment (or the Dollar Equivalent thereof if such payment was made in any currency other than Dollars) in immediately available Dollars.  If the Administrative Agent so notifies such Revolving Credit Lender prior to 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on any Business Day, such Revolving Credit Lender shall make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Issuer its Ratable Portion of the amount of such payment on such Business Day in immediately available funds.  Upon such payment by a Revolving Credit Lender, such Revolving Credit Lender shall, except during the continuance of a Default or Event of Default under Section 9.1(f) (Events of Default) and notwithstanding whether or not the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 (Conditions Precedent to Each Loan and Letter of Credit) shall have been satisfied (which conditions precedent the Revolving Credit Lenders hereby irrevocably waive), be deemed to have made a Revolving Loan, to the Borrower in the principal amount of such payment.  Whenever any Issuer receives from the Borrower a payment of a Reimbursement Obligation as to which the Administrative Agent has received for the account of such Issuer any payment from a Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to this clause (h), such Issuer shall pay over to the Administrative Agent any amount received in excess of such Reimbursement Obligation and, upon receipt of such amount, the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay over to each Revolving Credit Lender, in immediately available funds, an amount equal to such Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of the amount of such payment adjusted, if necessary, to reflect the respective amounts the Revolving Credit Lenders have paid in respect of such Reimbursement Obligation.

 

(i)            If and to the extent such Revolving Credit Lender shall not have so made its Ratable Portion of the amount of the payment required by clause (h) above available to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Issuer, such Revolving Credit Lender agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Issuer forthwith on demand any such unpaid amount together with interest thereon, for the first Business Day after payment was first due at the Federal Funds Rate and, thereafter, until such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Issuer, at a rate per annum equal to the rate applicable to Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans.

 

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(j)                                    The Borrower’s obligation to pay each Reimbursement Obligation and the obligations of the Revolving Credit Lenders to make payments to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Issuers with respect to Letters of Credit shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, under any and all circumstances whatsoever, including the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default, and irrespective of any of the following:

 

(i)                                     any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit or any Loan Document, or any term or provision therein;

 

(ii)                                  any amendment or waiver of or any consent to departure from all or any of the provisions of any Letter of Credit or any Loan Document;

 

(iii)                               the existence of any claim, set-off, defense or other right that the Borrower, any other party guaranteeing, or otherwise obligated with, the Borrower, any Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof or any other Person may at any time have against the beneficiary under any Letter of Credit, any Issuer, the Administrative Agent or any Lender or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other related or unrelated agreement or transaction;

 

(iv)                              any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect;

 

(v)                                 payment by the Issuer under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit;

 

(vi)                              any other act or omission to act or delay of any kind of the Issuer, the Lenders, the Administrative Agent or any other Person or any other event or circumstance whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this Section 2.4, constitute a legal or equitable discharge of the Borrower’s obligations hereunder;

 

(vii)                           any waiver by the Issuer of any requirement that exists for the Issuer’s protection and not the protection of the Borrower or any waiver by the Issuer which does not in fact materially prejudice the Borrower;

 

(viii)                        any honor of a demand for payment presented electronically even if such Letter of Credit requires that demand be in the form of a draft; and

 

(ix)                              any payment made by the Issuer in respect of an otherwise complying item presented after the date specified as the expiration date of, or the

 

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date by which documents must be received under, such Letter of Credit if presentation after such date is authorized by the UCC, the ISP or the UCP, as applicable.

 

Any action taken or omitted to be taken by the relevant Issuer under or in connection with any Letter of Credit, if taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct, shall not result in any liability of such Issuer to the Borrower or any Lender.  In determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof, the 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, in making any payment under any Letter of Credit, the Issuer may rely exclusively on the documents presented to it under such Letter of Credit as to any and all matters set forth therein, including reliance on the amount of any draft presented under such Letter of Credit, whether or not the amount due to the beneficiary thereunder equals the amount of such draft and whether or not any document presented pursuant to such Letter of Credit proves to be insufficient in any respect, if such document on its face appears to be in order, and whether or not any other statement or any other document presented pursuant to such Letter of Credit proves to be forged or invalid or any statement therein proves to be inaccurate or untrue in any respect whatsoever, and any noncompliance in any immaterial respect of the documents presented under such Letter of Credit with the terms thereof shall, in each case, be deemed not to constitute willful misconduct or gross negligence of the Issuer.

 

(k)                                 Existing Letters of Credit.  The Existing Letters of Credit were issued to the Borrower under the Existing Credit Agreement prior to the Closing Date for the account of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries.  On the Closing Date (i) such letters of credit, to the extent outstanding, shall be automatically and without further action by the parties thereto be deemed to be Letters of Credit issued pursuant to this Section 2.4 for the account of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries, as applicable, and subject to the terms hereof, (ii) the Dollar Equivalent of the face amount of such letters of credit shall be included in the calculation of Letter of Credit Obligations, (iii) all liabilities of the Borrower with respect to such letters of credit shall constitute Obligations and (iv) all applicable fees specified in this Agreement shall be payable with respect to the Existing Letters of Credit (in substitution for any fees set forth in the Existing Credit Agreement or the applicable letter of credit reimbursement agreements or applications relating to such letters of credit) as if such letters of credit had been issued on the Closing Date; provided, that, no fees shall be payable on the Closing Date under the Agreement pursuant to Section 2.12(b)(iii) (Letter of Credit Fees) in respect of the Existing Letters of Credit.

 

(l)                                     Any Issuer may send a Letter of Credit or conduct any communication to or from the beneficiary via the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication message or overnight courier, or any other commercially reasonable means of communicating with a beneficiary.

 

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(m)                             Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the applicable Issuer and the 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 UCP shall apply to each Documentary Letter of Credit.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the applicable Issuer shall not be responsible to the Borrower for, and the applicable Issuer’s rights and remedies against the Borrower shall not be impaired by, any action or inaction of the applicable Issuer required or permitted under any law, order, or practice that is required or permitted to be applied to any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, including any Requirement of Law or any order of a jurisdiction where the applicable Issuer or the beneficiary is located, the practice stated in the ISP or UCP, as applicable, or in the decisions, opinions, practice statements, or official commentary of the ICC Banking Commission, the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade - International Financial Services Association (BAFT-IFSA), or the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, whether or not any Letter of Credit chooses such law or practice.

 

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

 

(o)                                 Any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any documentation related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the Dollar Equivalent of the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at such time.

 

Section 2.5                             Reduction and Termination of the Commitments

 

Upon at least three Business Days’ prior notice to the Administrative Agent, the Borrower may terminate in whole or reduce in part ratably the unused portions of the respective Revolving Credit Commitments of the Revolving Credit Lenders; provided, however, that each partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of not less than $1,000,000 or an integral multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof.  In addition, all outstanding Revolving Credit Commitments shall terminate on the applicable Revolving Credit Termination Date.

 

Section 2.6                             Repayment of Loans

 

(a)                                 (i)                                     The Borrower promises to repay the entire unpaid principal amount of the Initial Revolving Loans on the Initial Revolving Credit Termination Date or earlier, if otherwise required by the terms hereof.

 

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(ii)                                  The Borrower promises to repay the entire unpaid principal amount of any Extended Revolving Loans on the applicable Revolving Credit Termination Date.

 

(b)                                 (i)                                     The Borrower promises to repay the Initial Term Loans on the fifteenth day following the end of each Fiscal Quarter in an amount equal to 0.25% of the aggregate principal amount of the Initial Term Loans outstanding as of the First Amendment Effective Date; provided, however, that the Borrower shall repay the entire unpaid principal amount of the Initial Term Loans on the Initial Term Loan Maturity Date.

 

(ii)                                  The Borrower promises to repay any New Incremental Loans, Extended Term Loans and Refinancing Loans on each date set forth in the applicable Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment.

 

Section 2.7                             Evidence of Debt

 

(a)                                 Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing Indebtedness of the Borrower to such Lender resulting from each Loan of such Lender from time to time, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid to such Lender from time to time under this Agreement.

 

(b)                                 (i)                                     The Administrative Agent, acting as agent of the Borrower solely for this purpose and for tax purposes, shall establish and maintain at its address referred to in Section 11.8 (Notices, Etc.) a record of ownership (the “Register”) in which the Administrative Agent agrees to register by book entry the Administrative Agent’s, each Lender’s and each Issuer’s interest in each Loan, each Letter of Credit and each Reimbursement Obligation, and in the right to receive any payments hereunder and any assignment of any such interest or rights.  In addition, the Administrative Agent, acting as agent of the Borrower solely for this purpose and for tax purposes, shall establish and maintain accounts in the Register in accordance with its usual practice in which it shall record (i) the names and addresses of the Lenders and the Issuers, (ii) the Commitments of each Lender from time to time, (iii) the amount of each Loan made and, if a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the Interest Period applicable thereto, (iv) the amount of any drawn Letter of Credit, (v) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable, and paid, by the Borrower to, or for the account of, each Lender hereunder, (vi) the amount that is due and payable, and paid, by the Borrower to, or for the account of, each Issuer, including the amount of Letter of Credit Obligations (specifying the amount of any Reimbursement Obligations) due and payable to an Issuer, and (vii) the amount of any sum received by the Administrative Agent hereunder from the Borrower, whether such sum constitutes principal or interest (and the type of Loan to which it applies), fees, expenses or other amounts due under the Loan Documents and each Lender’s and Issuer’s, as the case may be, share thereof, if applicable.

 

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(ii)                                  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the Loans (including the Notes evidencing such Loans) and the Reimbursement Obligations are registered obligations and the right, title, and interest of the Lenders and the Issuers and their assignees in and to such Loans or Reimbursement Obligations, as the case may be, shall be transferable only upon notation of such transfer in the Register.  A Note shall only evidence the Lender’s or a registered assignee’s right, title and interest in and to the related Loan, and in no event is any such Note to be considered a bearer instrument or obligation.  This Section 2.7(b) and Section 11.2 (Assignments and Participations) shall be construed so that the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations are at all times maintained in “registered form” within the meaning of Sections 163(f), 871(h)(2) and 881(c)(2) of the Code and any related regulations (or any successor provisions of the Code or such regulations).

 

(c)                                  The entries made in the Register and in the accounts therein maintained pursuant to clauses (a) and (b) above shall, to the extent permitted by applicable law, be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations recorded therein; provided, however, that the failure of any Lender or the Administrative Agent to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligations of the Borrower to repay the Loans owing by it in accordance with their terms.  In addition, the Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Issuers shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register as a Lender or as an Issuer, as applicable, for all purposes of this Agreement.  Information contained in the Register with respect to any Lender or Issuer shall be available for inspection by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, such Lender or such Issuer at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.

 

(d)                                 Notwithstanding any other provision of the Agreement, in the event that any Lender requests that the Borrower execute and deliver a promissory note or notes payable to such Lender in order to evidence the Indebtedness owing to such Lender by the Borrower hereunder, the Borrower shall promptly execute and deliver a Note or Notes to such Lender evidencing any Term Loans and Revolving Loans, as the case may be, of such Lender, substantially in the forms of Exhibit B-1 (Form of Revolving Note) or Exhibit B-2 (Form of Term Loan Note), respectively.

 

Section 2.8                             Optional Prepayments

 

(a)                                 Revolving Loans.  The Borrower may, upon (i) one Business Day’s prior notice in the case of Base Rate Loans and (ii) at least three Business Days’ prior notice in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans to the Administrative Agent stating the proposed date and aggregate principal amount of the prepayment, prepay the outstanding principal amount of the Revolving Loans and Swing Loans in whole or in part at any time; provided, however, that, if any prepayment of any Eurodollar Rate Loan is made by the Borrower other than on the last day of an Interest Period for such Loan, the Borrower shall also pay any amount owing pursuant to Section 2.14(d) (Breakage Costs).  Each partial prepayment of (i) Base Rate Loans shall be in an aggregate amount not less than

 

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$500,000 or integral multiples of $100,000 in excess thereof and (ii) Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $1,000,000 or integral multiples of $500,000 in excess thereof.

 

(b)                                 Term Loans.  The Borrower may, upon (i) at least one Business Day’s prior notice in the case of Base Rate Loans and (ii) at least three Business Days’ prior notice in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans to the Administrative Agent stating the proposed date and aggregate principal amount of the prepayment, prepay the outstanding principal amount of the Term Loans, in whole or in part, together with accrued interest to the date of such prepayment on the principal amount prepaid; provided, however, that if any prepayment of any Eurodollar Rate Loan is made by the Borrower other than on the last day of an Interest Period for such Loan, the Borrower shall also pay any amounts owing pursuant to Section 2.14(d) (Breakage Costs).  Each partial prepayment of (i) Base Rate Loans shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $500,000 or integral multiples of $100,000 in excess thereof and (ii) Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $1,000,000 or integral multiples of $500,000 in excess thereof, and any such partial prepayment shall be applied to the remaining installments of the Term Loans as directed by the Borrower.  Upon the giving of such notice of prepayment, the principal amount of the Term Loans specified to be prepaid shall become due and payable on the date specified for such prepayment.

 

(c)                                  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the Borrower may rescind any notice of prepayment under Section 2.8(a) or (b) if such prepayment would have resulted from a refinancing of all of the Facilities, which refinancing shall not be consummated or shall otherwise be delayed.

 

(d)                                 If on or prior to the date six months after the First Amendment Effective Date, (i) the Borrower makes any prepayment of Initial Term Loans in connection with any Repricing Transaction in respect of such Term Loans, or (ii) effects any amendment of this Agreement resulting in a Repricing Transaction, the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the ratable benefit of each Lender in respect of the Initial Term Loans, (A) in the case of clause (i), a prepayment premium of 1.00% of the amount of such Initial Term Loans being prepaid and (B) in the case of clause (ii), a payment equal to 1.00% of the aggregate amount of Initial Term Loans outstanding immediately prior to such amendment that are the subject of such Repricing Transaction.

 

(e)                                  Notwithstanding anything in any Loan Document to the contrary, the Borrower may prepay the outstanding Term Loans on the following basis; provided, that (w) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, (x) the Borrower shall represent and covenant as of the date of any such prepayment that it does not have any material non-public information with respect to the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective securities that (I) has not been disclosed to the Lenders (other than Lenders that do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective securities) prior to such time and (II) could reasonably be expected to have a material effect upon, or otherwise be material to, a Lender’s decision to participate in any such prepayment or the market price of the Term

 

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Loans being prepaid, and (y) subject to clause (e)(vii) below, any offer to purchase any Term Loans by the Borrower shall have been made in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Section 2.8(e) (Optional Prepayments):

 

(i)                                     The Borrower shall have the right, at any time and from time to time (subject to the proviso to this clause (e)(i)), to make a voluntary prepayment of Term Loans at a discount to par pursuant to, at the Borrower’s election, a Borrower Offer of Specified Discounted Prepayment, a Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offers or a Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offers (any such prepayment, the “Discounted Term Loan Prepayment”); provided, that the Borrower shall not initiate any action under this Section 2.8(e) (Optional Prepayments) in order to make a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment unless (I) at least ten Business Days (or shorter period approved by the Administrative Agent, acting reasonably) shall have passed since the consummation of the most recent Discounted Term Loan Prepayment as a result of a prepayment made by the Borrower on the applicable Discounted Prepayment Effective Date; or (II) at least three Business Days shall have passed since either (x) the date the Borrower 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 (y) in the case of a Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offers, the date of the Borrower’s election not to accept any Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers.

 

(ii)                                  (A)  Subject to the proviso to clause (e)(i) above, the Borrower may, at any time and from time to time, offer to make a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment by providing the Auction Agent with five Business Days’ notice in the form of a Specified Discounted Prepayment Notice; provided, that (1) any such offer shall be made available, at the sole discretion of the Borrower, to (x) each Lender and/or (y) each Lender with respect to any Tranche of Term Loans on an individual Tranche basis, (2) any such offer shall specify the maximum aggregate principal amount offered to be prepaid (the “Specified Discounted Prepayment Amount”) with respect to each applicable Tranche of Term Loans subject to such offer and the specific percentage discount to par (the “Specified Discount”) of the principal amount of such Term Loans to be prepaid (it being understood that different Specified Discounts and/or Specified Discounted Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to each Tranche of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as a separate offer pursuant to the terms of this Section) and the Type(s) of Term Loans to be prepaid and, if Eurodollar Rate Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Term Loans, (3) the Specified Discounted Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $10,000,000 and whole increments of $500,000 in excess thereof and (4) each such offer shall remain outstanding through the Specified Discounted Prepayment Response Date applicable to such Specified Discounted Prepayment Notice.  The Auction Agent will promptly provide each applicable Lender with a copy of such Specified Discounted Prepayment Notice

 

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and a form of the Specified Discounted Prepayment Response to be completed and returned by each such Term Lender to the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third Business Day (or such longer period as may be specified in the applicable Specified Discounted Prepayment Notice) after the date of delivery of such notice to such Lenders (the “Specified Discounted Prepayment Response Date”).

 

(B)                               Each Lender receiving such offer shall notify the Auction Agent (or its delegate) by the Specified Discounted 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 “Discounted Prepayment Accepting Lender”), the amount and the Tranche of Term Loans of such Lender’s Loans to be prepaid at the Specified Discount.  Each acceptance of a Discounted Term Loan Prepayment by a Discounted Prepayment Accepting Lender shall be irrevocable.  Any Lender whose Specified Discounted Prepayment Response is not received by the Auction Agent by the Specified Discounted Prepayment Response Date shall be deemed to have declined to accept the applicable Borrower Offer of Specified Discounted Prepayment.

 

(C)                               If there is at least one Discounted Prepayment Accepting Lender, the Borrower will make a prepayment of outstanding Loans pursuant to this clause (C) to each Discounted Prepayment Accepting Lender in accordance with the respective outstanding principal amount and Tranche of Term Loans specified in such Lender’s Specified Discounted Prepayment Response given pursuant to clause (B) of this clause (e)(ii); provided, that, if the aggregate principal amount of any Tranche of Term Loans accepted for prepayment by all Discounted Prepayment Accepting Lenders exceeds the Specified Discounted Prepayment Amount with respect to such Tranche of Term Loans, then such prepayment shall be made pro rata among the Discounted Prepayment Accepting Lenders in accordance with the respective principal amounts of the Term Loans of such Tranche accepted to be prepaid by each such Discounted Prepayment Accepting Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with the Borrower 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 five Business Days following the Specified Discounted Prepayment Response Date, notify (a) the Borrower of the respective Lenders’ responses to such offer, the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date and the aggregate principal amount of the Discounted Term Loan Prepayment and the Tranches of Term Loans to be prepaid, (b) each Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date and the aggregate principal amount and the Tranches of Term Loans to be prepaid at the Specified Discount on such date and (c) each Discounted Prepayment Accepting Lender of the Specified Discount Proration, if any, and confirmation of the principal amount, Tranche and Type of Term Loans of such Lender to be prepaid at the Specified

 

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Discount on such date.  Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to the Borrower and such Lenders shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error.  The payment amount specified in such notice to the Borrower shall be due and payable by the Borrower on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with clause (e)(vi) below (subject to clause (f) below).

 

(iii)                               (A)  Subject to the proviso to clause (e)(i) above, the Borrower may, at any time and from time to time, solicit Discount Range Prepayment Offers by providing the Auction Agent with five Business Days’ notice in the form of a Discount Range Prepayment Notice; provided, that (1) any such solicitation shall be extended, at the sole discretion of the Borrower, to (x) each Lender and/or (y) each Lender with respect to any Tranche of Term Loans on an individual Tranche basis, (2) any such notice shall specify the maximum aggregate principal amount offered to be prepaid (the “Discount Range Prepayment Amount”) with respect to each applicable Tranche 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 to be prepaid (it being understood that different Discount Ranges and/or Discount Range Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to each Tranche of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as a separate offer pursuant to the terms of this Section) and the Type(s) of Term Loans to be prepaid and, if Eurodollar Rate Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Term Loans, (3) the Discount Range Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $10,000,000 and whole increments of $500,000 in excess thereof and (4) each such solicitation shall remain outstanding through the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date (as defined below).  The Auction Agent will promptly provide each applicable 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. on the third Business Day (or such longer period as may be specified in the applicable Discount Range Prepayment Offer) after the date of delivery of such notice to such Lenders (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 Tranche or Tranches and the maximum aggregate principal amount of each Tranche of such Lender’s Term Loans (the “Submitted Amount”) that 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 Term Loan Prepayment of any of its Term Loans at any discount to their par value within the Discount Range with respect to the applicable Borrower Solicitation of Discount Range Prepayment Offers.

 

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(B)                               The Auction Agent shall review all Discount Range Prepayment Offers which were received on or before the applicable Discount Range Prepayment Response Date and shall determine (in consultation with the Borrower and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) the Applicable Discount (as defined below) and the Term Loans to be prepaid at such Applicable Discount in accordance with this clause (e)(iii).  The Borrower agrees to accept on the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date all Discount Range Prepayment Offers received by the Auction Agent 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 Term Loan Prepayment in an aggregate principal amount equal to the lower of (a) the Discount Range Prepayment Amount and (b) 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 clause (C)) at the Applicable Discount (each such Lender, a “Participating Lender”).

 

(C)                               If there is at least one Participating Lender, the Borrower will make a prepayment of outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this clause (C) to each Participating Lender in accordance with the respective outstanding principal amount and Tranche of Term Loans specified in such Lender’s Discount Range Prepayment Offer given pursuant to clause (A) of this clause (e)(iii) at the Applicable Discount; provided, that if the Submitted Amount with respect to any Tranche of Term Loans by all Participating Lenders offered at a discount to par greater than the Applicable Discount exceeds the Discount Range Prepayment Amount with respect to such Tranche, then such prepayment shall be made pro rata among the Participating Lenders in accordance with the respective Submitted Amount with respect to such Tranche of Term Loans of each such Participating Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with the Borrower 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 shall promptly, and in any case within five Business Days following the Discount Range Prepayment Response Date, notify (a) the Borrower of the respective Lenders’ responses to such solicitation, the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Applicable Discount and the aggregate principal amount of the Discounted Term Loan Prepayment and the Tranche of Term Loans to be prepaid, (b) each Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Applicable Discount and the aggregate principal amount and the Tranche of Term Loans to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date, (c) each

 

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Participating Lender of the aggregate principal amount, Tranche and Type of Term Loans of such Lender to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date and (d) if applicable, each Participating Lender of the Discount Range Proration.  Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to the Borrower and Lenders shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error.  The payment amount specified in such notice to the Borrower shall be due and payable by the Borrower on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with clause (e)(vi) below (subject to clause (f) below).

 

(iv)                              (A)  Subject to the proviso to clause (e)(i) above, the Borrower may, at any time and from time to time, solicit Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers by providing the Auction Agent with five Business Days’ notice in the form of a Solicited Discounted Prepayment Notice; provided, that (1) any such solicitation shall be extended, at the sole discretion of the Borrower, to (x) each Lender and/or (y) each Lender with respect to any Tranche of Term Loans on an individual Tranche basis, (2) any such notice shall specify the maximum aggregate principal amount offered to be prepaid (the “Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount”) with respect to each applicable Tranche of Term Loans at a discount (it being understood that different Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amounts may be offered with respect to each Tranche of Term Loans and, in such event, each such offer will be treated as separate offer pursuant to the terms of this Section) and the Type(s) of Term Loans to be prepaid and, if Eurodollar Rate Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Term Loans, (3) the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount shall be in an aggregate amount not less than $10,000,000 and whole increments of $500,000 in excess thereof and (4) each such solicitation by the Borrower shall remain outstanding through the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date.  The Auction Agent will promptly provide each applicable 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. on the third Business Day (or such longer period as may be specified in the applicable Discount Range Prepayment Offer) after the date of delivery of such notice to such Lenders (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 (the “Offered Discount”) at which such Lender is willing to allow prepayment of its then outstanding Term Loan and the maximum aggregate principal amount and Tranches 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 Borrower Solicitation of Discounted Prepayment Offers.

 

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(B)          The Auction Agent shall promptly provide the Borrower with a copy of all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received on or before the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date.  The Borrower shall review all such Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers and select the smallest of the Offered Discounts specified by the relevant responding Lenders in the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers that is acceptable to the Borrower (the “Acceptable Discount”), if any.  If the Borrower elects 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 from the Auction Agent of a copy of all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers pursuant to the first sentence of this clause (B) (the “Acceptance Date”), the Borrower 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 the Borrower by the Acceptance Date, the Borrower shall be deemed to have rejected all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers.

 

(C)          Based upon the Acceptable Discount and the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received by the Auction Agent by the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date, within three Business Days after receipt of an Acceptance and Prepayment Notice (the “Discounted Prepayment Determination Date”), the Auction Agent will determine (in consultation with the Borrower and subject to rounding requirements of the Auction Agent made in its sole reasonable discretion) the aggregate principal amount and the Term Loans (the “Acceptable Prepayment Amount”) to be prepaid by the Borrower at the Acceptable Discount in accordance with this clause (e)(iv).  If the Borrower elects to accept any Acceptable Discount, then the Borrower agrees to accept all Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offers received by the 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 will make a prepayment of the outstanding Term Loans pursuant to this clause (e)(iv) to each Qualifying Lender in accordance with the respective outstanding principal amount and Tranche of Term Loans specified in such Lender’s Solicited Discounted Prepayment Offer at the Acceptable Discount; provided, that if the aggregate Offered Amount with respect to any Tranche of Term Loans by all Qualifying Lenders whose Offered Discount is greater than or equal to the Acceptable Discount exceeds the Solicited Discounted Prepayment Amount with respect to such Tranche of Term Loans, then such prepayment shall be made pro rata among the Qualifying Lenders in accordance with the respective Offered Amount with

 

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respect to such Tranche of Term Loans of each such Qualifying Lender and the Auction Agent (in consultation with the Borrower 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 (a) the Borrower of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date and Acceptable Prepayment Amount comprising the Discounted Term Loan Prepayment and the Tranche of Term Loans to be prepaid, (b) each Lender of the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date, the Acceptable Discount and the Acceptable Prepayment Amount of all Term Loans and the Tranche of Term Loans to be prepaid at the Applicable Discount on such date, (c) each Qualifying Lender of the aggregate principal amount, Tranche and Type of Term Loans of such Lender to be prepaid at the Acceptable Discount on such date and (d) if applicable, each Qualifying Lender of the Solicited Discount Proration.  Each determination by the Auction Agent of the amounts stated in the foregoing notices to the Borrower and Lenders shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error.  The payment amount specified in such notice to the Borrower shall be due and payable by the Borrower on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in accordance with clause (e)(vi) below (subject to clause (f) below).

 

(v)           In connection with any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment, the Borrower and the Lenders acknowledge and agree that the Auction Agent may require, as a condition to any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment, the payment by the Borrower of fees and expenses of the Auction Agent in connection therewith, as agreed to by the Auction Agent and the Borrower.

 

(vi)          If any Term Loans are prepaid in accordance with clauses (e)(ii) through (iv) of this Section 2.8(e), the Borrower shall prepay such Term Loans on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date.  The Borrower shall make such prepayment to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Discounted Prepayment Accepting Lenders, the Participating Lenders or the Qualifying Lenders, as applicable, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in immediately available funds not later than 11:00 a.m. on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date and all such prepayments shall be applied to the remaining principal installments of the relevant Tranche or Tranches of Term Loans on a pro rata basis across such installments.  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 2.8(e) shall be paid to the Discounted Prepayment Accepting Lenders, Participating Lenders, or Qualifying Lenders, as applicable, and shall be applied to the relevant Term Loans of such Lenders in the manner specified in the applicable subsection of this Section 2.8(e).  The aggregate principal amount of, and the remaining installments of, each Tranche of Term Loans shall be deemed reduced by the full par value of the

 

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aggregate principal amount of such Tranche of Term Loans prepaid on the Discounted Prepayment Effective Date in any Discounted Term Loan Prepayment.

 

(vii)         To the extent not expressly provided for herein, each Discounted Term Loan Prepayment shall be consummated pursuant to procedures consistent with the provisions in this Section 2.8(e) or as may otherwise be established from time to time by the Auction Agent acting in its reasonable discretion and agreed to by the Borrower.

 

(viii)        Notwithstanding anything in any Loan Document to the contrary, for purposes of this Section 2.8(e), 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 such 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 succeeding Business Day.

 

(ix)          The Borrower and the Lenders acknowledge and agree that the Auction Agent may perform any and all of its duties under this Section 2.8(e) by itself or through any Affiliate of the Auction Agent and expressly consents 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 Term Loan Prepayment provided for in this Section 2.8(e) as well as activities of the Auction Agent.

 

(f)            The Borrower 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 Term Loan Prepayment and rescind the applicable Specified Discounted 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 Discounted Prepayment Response Date, Discount Range Prepayment Response Date or Solicited Discounted Prepayment Response Date, respectively (and if such offer is revoked pursuant to the preceding clauses, any failure by the Borrower to make any prepayment to a Lender, as applicable, pursuant to Section 2.8(e) (Optional Prepayments) shall not constitute a Default or Event of Default).

 

Section 2.9          Mandatory Prepayments

 

(a)           The Borrower shall prepay the Term Loans in accordance with clause (c) below:

 

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(i)            within ten Business Days of receipt by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries of Net Cash Proceeds arising from (A) any Asset Sale permitted under Section 8.4(g) (Sale of Assets) in excess of $300,000,000, in an amount equal to 100% of such Net Cash Proceeds in excess of $300,000,000; and (B) any other Asset Sale or any Property Loss Event, in an amount equal to 100% of such Net Cash Proceeds; and

 

(ii)           within ten Business Days of receipt by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries of Net Cash Proceeds arising from any Debt Issuance (other than any Debt Issuance permitted by this Agreement (other than pursuant to Section 8.1(a)(ii) (Indebtedness)), in an amount equal to 100% of such Net Cash Proceeds.

 

(b)           If the Net Senior Secured Leverage Ratio as of the last day of any Fiscal Year (commencing with the Fiscal Year ended on or around December 31, 2014) is greater than 2.5 to 1.0 and if and to the extent that Excess Cash Flow exceeds $20,000,000 for the relevant period, the Borrower shall prepay the Term Loans in accordance with clause (c) below, within ten Business Days after the delivery of Financial Statements pursuant to Section 6.1(b) (Financial Statements) for such Fiscal Year, in an amount equal to (i) 50% of Excess Cash Flow of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such Fiscal Year minus (ii) the sum of (x) any optional prepayments of Term Loans made pursuant to Section 2.8(b) (Optional Prepayments) in such Fiscal Year or after the end of such Fiscal Year (and not previously applied by the Borrower in such Fiscal Year to reduce the prepayment required by this clause (b) for the preceding Fiscal Year) but before the date of prepayment under this clause (b) and (y) the amount of any permanent voluntary reductions of the Revolving Credit Commitments hereunder during such Fiscal Year plus the amount of any permanent voluntary reductions of the Revolving Credit Commitments hereunder after the end of such Fiscal Year (and not previously applied by the Borrower in such Fiscal Year to reduce the prepayment required by this clause (b) for the preceding Fiscal Year) but before the date of prepayment under this clause (b) to the extent that an equal amount of Revolving Loans hereunder was simultaneously repaid; provided, however, that (A) any optional prepayments of the Term Loans on or after the date that is 180 days prior to the Latest Maturity Date, (B) any repayment of the Term Loans with proceeds of Loan Agreement Refinancing Debt incurred pursuant to Section 8.1(a)(ii) (Indebtedness), (C) any optional prepayments of the Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.8(e) (Optional Prepayments) and (D) any open market purchases by Holdings, the Borrower or any of their respective Subsidiaries pursuant to Section 11.2(j) (Assignments and Participations), shall not be included for purposes of clause (ii)(A) above.

 

(c)           Subject to the provisions of Section 2.13(g) (Payments and Computations) and Section 2.22(c) (Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendments Generally), any prepayments made by the Borrower required to be applied in accordance with this clause (c), except in connection with a Deferred Prepayment Event, shall be applied to repay the outstanding principal balance of the Term Loans, until such Term Loans shall have been prepaid in full.  All repayments of the Term Loans made pursuant

 

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to this clause (c) shall be applied to reduce the remaining installments of such outstanding principal amounts of the Term Loans (i) in the stated order of their maturities for eight quarterly installments and then (ii) to reduce the remaining installments on a pro rata basis; provided, however, that (A) upon a Deferred Prepayment Event, the prepayments required above shall be reduced by the Deferred Prepayment Amount in respect of such Deferred Prepayment Event and (B) on the earlier of (1) the occurrence of an Event of Default and (2) the Deferred Prepayment Date, the remaining balance of such Deferred Prepayment Amount shall be applied as set forth above.

 

(d)           If at any time, the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Credit Outstandings exceed the aggregate Revolving Credit Commitments at such time, the Borrower shall forthwith prepay the Swing Loans first and then the other Revolving Loans then outstanding in an amount equal to such excess.  If any such excess remains after repayment in full of the aggregate outstanding Swing Loans and Revolving Loans, the Borrower shall provide cash collateral for the Letter of Credit Obligations in the manner set forth in Section 9.3 (Actions in Respect of Letters of Credit) in an amount equal to 105% of such excess.

 

(e)           Anything contained herein to the contrary notwithstanding, so long as any Term Loans are outstanding, in the event the Borrower is required to make any mandatory prepayment (a “Mandatory Prepayment”) of the Term Loans pursuant to this Section 2.9 (other than pursuant to Section 2.9(a)(ii)) not less than five (5) Business Days prior to the date (the “Required Prepayment Date”) on which the Borrower is required to make such Mandatory Prepayment the Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of the amount and date of such prepayment and the Administrative Agent will promptly thereafter notify each Lender holding an outstanding Term Loan of the amount of such Lender’s Ratable Portion of such Mandatory Prepayment and such Lender’s option to refuse such amount.  Each such Lender may exercise its option to refuse such amount by giving written notice to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent of its election to do so on or before the last Business Day prior to the Required Prepayment Date (it being understood that any Lender that does not notify the Borrower and Administrative Agent of its election to exercise such option on or before the last Business Day prior to the Required Prepayment Date shall be deemed to have elected, as of such date, not to exercise such option (each such Lender, a “Non-Declining Lender”)).  On the Required Prepayment Date, the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent the aggregate Ratable Portion of the amount of the Mandatory Prepayment payable to all Non-Declining Lenders, which amount shall be applied to prepay the Term Loans of each Non-Declining Lender on a pro rata basis (in accordance with the respective outstanding principal amounts thereof) in an amount equal to its Ratable Portion of the Mandatory Prepayment and the Borrower shall retain any remaining amounts declined by any Lender pursuant to this clause (e) after the application of such Mandatory Prepayment in accordance with the terms hereof, such retained amounts may be used for general corporate purposes not otherwise prohibited by the Loan Documents.

 

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Section 2.10       Interest

 

(a)           Rate of Interest.

 

(i)            Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, at the option of the Borrower, all Revolving Loans and Term Loans shall be made as Base Rate Loans or Eurodollar Rate Loans; provided, however, that all such Loans shall be made as Base Rate Loans unless, subject to Section 2.14 (Special Provisions Governing Eurodollar Rate Loans), the Notice of Borrowing specifies that all or a portion thereof shall be Eurodollar Rate Loans, as the case may be.  All Swing Loans shall be made as Base Rate Loans, subject to conversion pursuant to Section 2.3 (Swing Loans).

 

(ii)           All Loans and the outstanding amount of all other Obligations (other than pursuant to Hedging Contracts that are Loan Documents, to the extent such Hedging Contracts provide for the accrual of interest on unpaid obligations) shall bear interest, in the case of Loans, on the unpaid principal amount thereof from the date such Loans are made and, in the case of such other Obligations, from the date such other Obligations are due and payable until, in all cases, paid in full, except as otherwise provided in clause (c) below, as follows:

 

(A)          if a Base Rate Loan or such other Obligation, at a rate per annum equal to the sum of (A) the Base Rate as in effect from time to time and (B) the Applicable Margin; and

 

(B)          if a Eurodollar Rate Loan, at a rate per annum equal to the sum of (A) the Eurodollar Rate determined for the applicable Interest Period and (B) the Applicable Margin in effect from time to time during such Interest Period.

 

(b)           Interest Payments.  (i) Interest accrued on each Base Rate Loan (other than Swing Loans) shall be payable in arrears (A) on the first Business Day of each calendar quarter, commencing on the first such day following the making of such Base Rate Loan, (B) in the case of Base Rate Loans that are Term Loans, upon the payment or prepayment thereof in full or in part on the principal amount paid or prepaid and (C) if not previously paid in full, at maturity (whether by acceleration or otherwise) of such Loan, (ii) interest accrued on Swing Loans shall be payable in arrears on the first Business Day of the immediately succeeding calendar quarter, (iii) interest accrued on each Eurodollar Rate Loan shall be payable in arrears (A) on the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Loan and, if such Interest Period has a duration of more than three months, on each date during such Interest Period occurring every three months from the first day of such Interest Period, (B) upon the payment or prepayment thereof in full or in part on the principal amount paid or prepaid and (C) if not previously paid in full, at maturity (whether by acceleration or otherwise) of such Loan and (iv) interest accrued on the amount of all other Obligations shall be payable on demand from and after the time such Obligation becomes due and payable (whether by acceleration or otherwise).

 

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(c)           Default Interest.  Notwithstanding the rates of interest specified in clause (a) above or elsewhere herein, effective immediately upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under Section 9.1(a), (b) or (f) (Events of Default) and for as long thereafter as such Event of Default shall be continuing, the principal balance of all Loans and the amount of all other Obligations then due and payable shall bear interest at a rate that is two percent per annum in excess of the rate of interest applicable to such Loans or other Obligations from time to time.  Such interest shall be payable on the date that would otherwise be applicable to such interest pursuant to clause (b) above or otherwise on demand.

 

Section 2.11       Conversion/Continuation Option

 

(a)           The Borrower may elect (i) at any time on any Business Day to convert Base Rate Loans (other than Swing Loans) or any portion thereof to Eurodollar Rate Loans and (ii) at the end of any applicable Interest Period, (A) to convert Eurodollar Rate Loans or any portion thereof into Base Rate Loans or (B) to continue Eurodollar Rate Loans, or any portion thereof, for an additional Interest Period; provided, however, that (i) the aggregate amount of the Base Rate Loans for each Interest Period must be in the amount of at least $500,000 or an integral multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof and (ii) the aggregate amount of the Eurodollar Rate Loans for each Interest Period must be in the amount of at least $1,000,000 or an integral multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof.  Each conversion or continuation shall be allocated among the Loans of each Lender in accordance with such Lender’s Ratable Portion.  Each such election shall be in substantially the form of Exhibit F (Form of Notice of Conversion or Continuation) (a “Notice of Conversion or Continuation”) and shall be made by giving the Administrative Agent at least three Business Days’ prior written notice specifying (A) the amount and type of Loan being converted or continued, (B) in the case of a conversion to or a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, the applicable Interest Period and (C) in the case of a conversion, the date of such conversion.

 

(b)           The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each applicable Lender of its receipt of a Notice of Conversion or Continuation and of the options selected therein.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no conversion in whole or in part of Base Rate Loans to Eurodollar Rate Loans and no continuation in whole or in part of Eurodollar Rate Loans upon the expiration of any applicable Interest Period shall be permitted at any time at which (i) an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or (ii) the continuation of, or conversion into, a Eurodollar Rate Loan would violate any provision of Section 2.14 (Special Provisions Governing Eurodollar Rate Loans).  If, within the time period required under the terms of this Section 2.11, the Administrative Agent does not receive a Notice of Conversion or Continuation from the Borrower containing a permitted election to continue any Eurodollar Rate Loans for an additional Interest Period or to convert any such Loans, then, upon the expiration of the applicable Interest Period, such Loans shall be automatically converted to Base Rate Loans.  Each Notice of Conversion or Continuation shall be irrevocable.

 

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Section 2.12       Fees

 

(a)           Unused Commitment Fee.  The Borrower agrees to pay in immediately available Dollars to each Revolving Credit Lender a commitment fee on the actual daily amount by which the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Revolving Credit Lender exceeds the sum of (A) such Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Revolving Loans and (B) such Revolving Credit Lender’s Ratable Portion of the outstanding amount of the aggregate Letter of Credit Obligations (the “Unused Commitment Fee”) from the Closing Date through the Revolving Credit Termination Date at the Applicable Unused Commitment Fee Rate, payable in arrears (x) on the first Business Day of each calendar quarter, commencing on the first such Business Day following the Closing Date and (y) on the Revolving Credit Termination Date.

 

(b)           Letter of Credit Fees.  The Borrower agrees to pay the following amounts with respect to Letters of Credit issued by any Issuer:

 

(i)            to the applicable Issuer of a Letter of Credit, with respect to each Letter of Credit issued by such Issuer, an issuance fee not greater than 0.25% per annum of the Dollar Equivalent of the maximum undrawn face amount of such Letter of Credit, payable in arrears (A) (1) on the first Business Day of each calendar quarter, commencing on the first such Business Day following the issuance of such Letter of Credit and (2) on the Revolving Credit Termination Date or (B) on such other dates as agreed to by the Borrower and the applicable Issuer;

 

(ii)           to the Administrative Agent for the ratable benefit of the Revolving Credit Lenders, with respect to each Letter of Credit, a fee accruing in Dollars at a rate per annum equal to the Applicable Margin for Revolving Loans that are Eurodollar Rate Loans on the Revolving Credit Lenders’ Ratable Portion of the Dollar Equivalent of the maximum undrawn face amount of such Letter of Credit, payable in arrears (1) on the first Business Day of each calendar quarter, commencing on the first such Business Day following the issuance of such Letter of Credit and (2) on the Revolving Credit Termination Date; and

 

(iii)          to the Issuer of any Letter of Credit, with respect to the issuance, amendment or transfer of each Letter of Credit and each drawing made thereunder, customary documentary and processing charges in accordance with such Issuer’s standard schedule for such charges in effect at the time of issuance, amendment, transfer or drawing, as the case may be.

 

(c)           Defaulting Lender Fees.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, during such period as a Lender is a Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender will not be entitled to any fees accruing during such period pursuant to clauses (a) and (b) above (without prejudice to the rights of the Lenders other than Defaulting Lenders in respect of such fees); provided, that (i) to the extent that a Ratable Portion of the Letter of

 

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Credit Obligations or Swing Loans of such Defaulting Lender is reallocated to the Non-Defaulting Lenders pursuant to Section 2.18(a) (Defaulting Lender), such fees that would have accrued for the benefit of such Defaulting Lender will instead accrue for the benefit of and be payable to such Non-Defaulting Lenders, pro rata in accordance with their respective Commitments, and (ii) to the extent any portion of such Letter or Credit Obligations or Swing Loans cannot be so reallocated and the Borrower has not provided cash collateral, such fees will instead accrue for the benefit of and be payable to the Issuer and the Swing Lender as their interests appear (and the pro rata payment provisions of Section 2.13 (Payments and Computations) will automatically be deemed adjusted to reflect the provisions of this Section 2.12(c) (Fees)).

 

(d)           Additional Fees.  The Borrower has agreed to pay to the Agents and the Arrangers, as applicable, additional fees, the amount and dates of payment of which are embodied in the Fee Letter, the Engagement Letter and the First Amendment Engagement Letter.

 

Section 2.13       Payments and Computations

 

(a)           The Borrower shall make each payment hereunder (including fees and expenses) not later than 2:00 p.m. (New York time) on the day when due, in the currency specified herein (or, if no such currency is specified, in Dollars) to the Administrative Agent at its address referred to in Section 11.8 (Notices, Etc.) in immediately available funds without set-off or counterclaim.  The Administrative Agent shall promptly thereafter cause to be distributed immediately available funds relating to the payment of principal, interest or fees to the applicable Lenders, in accordance with the application of payments set forth in clause (f) or (g) below, as applicable, for the account of their respective Applicable Lending Offices; provided, however, that amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.14(c) (Illegality), Section 2.15 (Increased Costs and Capital Adequacy) or Section 2.16 (Taxes) shall be paid only to the affected Lender or Lenders and amounts payable with respect to Swing Loans shall be paid only to the applicable Swing Lender.  Payments received by the Administrative Agent after 2:00 p.m. (New York time) shall be deemed to be received on the next Business Day.

 

(b)           All computations of interest and of fees shall be made by the Administrative Agent on the basis of a year of 360 days (or 365/366 days in the case of Obligations bearing interest at the Base Rate and the Applicable Unused Commitment Fee Rate), in each case for the actual number of days (including the first day but excluding the last day) occurring in the period for which such interest and fees are payable.  Each determination by the Administrative Agent of a rate of interest hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.

 

(c)           Each payment by the Borrower of any Loan, Reimbursement Obligation (including interest or fees in respect thereof) and each reimbursement of various costs, expenses or other Obligation shall be made in the currency in which such Loan was made, such Letter of Credit issued or such cost, expense or other Obligation

 

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was incurred; provided, however, that (i) the Letter of Credit Reimbursement Agreement for a Letter of Credit may specify another currency for the Reimbursement Obligation in respect of such Letter of Credit and (ii) other than for payments in respect of a Loan or Reimbursement Obligation, Loan Documents duly executed by the Administrative Agent or any Hedging Contract may specify other currencies of payment for Obligations created by or directly related to such Loan Document or Hedging Contract.

 

(d)           Whenever any payment hereunder shall be stated to be due on a day other than a Business Day, the due date for such payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day, and such extension of time shall in such case be included in the computation of payment of interest or fees, as the case may be; provided, however, that if such extension would cause payment of interest on or principal of any Eurodollar Rate Loan to be made in the next calendar month, such payment shall be made on the immediately preceding Business Day.  All repayments of any Loans denominated in Dollars shall be applied to repay such Loans outstanding as Base Rate Loans or Eurodollar Rate Loans as notified by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent in writing (which writing may be by telecopy or electronic mail) not later than 1:00 p.m. (New York time) one Business Day prior to the scheduled date of such payment, with those Eurodollar Rate Loans having earlier expiring Eurodollar Interest Periods being repaid prior to those having later expiring Eurodollar Interest Periods; provided, however, that if the Borrower fails to so notify the Administrative Agent, such payment shall be applied first, to repay such Loans outstanding as Base Rate Loans and then, to repay such Loans outstanding as Eurodollar Rate Loans.

 

(e)           Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower to the Lenders prior to the date on which any payment is due hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment in full, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower has made such payment in full to the Administrative Agent on such date and the Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, cause to be distributed to each applicable Lender on such due date an amount equal to the amount then due such Lender.  If and to the extent that the Borrower shall not have made such payment in full to the Administrative Agent, each applicable Lender shall repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such amount distributed to such Lender together with interest thereon (in the case of the Administrative Agent, at the Federal Funds Rate for the first Business Day and thereafter, at the rate applicable to Base Rate Loans) for each day from the date such amount is distributed to such Lender until the date such Lender repays such amount to the Administrative Agent.

 

(f)            Except for payments and other amounts received by the Administrative Agent and applied in accordance with the provisions of clause (g) below (or required to be applied in accordance with Section 2.9(c) (Mandatory Prepayments)), all payments and any other amounts received by the Administrative Agent from or for the benefit of the Borrower shall be applied as follows: first, to pay principal of, and interest on, any portion of the Loans the Administrative Agent may have advanced pursuant to the express provisions of this Agreement on behalf of any Lender, for which the Administrative Agent has not then been reimbursed by such Lender or the Borrower,

 

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second, to pay all other Obligations then due and payable and third, as the Borrower so designates.  Payments in respect of Swing Loans received by the Administrative Agent shall be distributed to the applicable Swing Lender; payments in respect of Revolving Loans received by the Administrative Agent shall be distributed to each Revolving Credit Lender in accordance with such Lender’s Ratable Portion of the Revolving Credit Facility; payments in respect of Term Loans in any Tranche received by the Administrative Agent shall be distributed to each Term Lender holding Term Loans in such Tranche in accordance with such Lender’s Ratable Portion of such Tranche; and all payments of fees and all other payments in respect of any other Obligation shall be allocated among such of the Lenders and Issuers as are entitled thereto and, for such payments allocated to the Lenders, in proportion to their respective Ratable Portions.  Subject to Section 2.22(c) (Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendments Generally), each repayment or prepayment of Loans shall be applied ratably among Tranches of Loans then outstanding, except as may otherwise be set forth in any Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment (it being understood that the Net Cash Proceeds of any Loan Agreement Refinancing Debt shall be applied solely to each applicable Tranche of Refinanced Debt pro rata among the Lenders holding Term Loans in the applicable Tranches).  All payments of fees and all other payments in respect of any other Obligation shall be allocated among such of the Lenders as are entitled thereto and, for such payments allocated to the Lenders, in proportion to their respective Ratable Portions.

 

(g)           The Borrower hereby irrevocably waives the right to direct the application of any and all payments in respect of the Obligations and any proceeds of Collateral after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default and agrees that, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 2.9(c) (Mandatory Prepayments) and clause (f) above, the Administrative Agent may, and, upon either (A) the written direction of the Requisite Lenders or (B) the acceleration of the Obligations pursuant to Section 9.2 (Remedies) shall, apply all payments in respect of any Obligations and all funds on deposit in any Cash Collateral Account and all other proceeds of Collateral in the following order:

 

(i)            first, to pay Obligations in respect of any expense reimbursements or indemnities then due to the Administrative Agent;

 

(ii)           second, to pay Obligations in respect of any expense reimbursements or indemnities then due to the Agents (other than the Administrative Agent), the Lenders and the Issuers;

 

(iii)          third, to pay Obligations in respect of any fees then due to the Agents, the Lenders and the Issuers;

 

(iv)          fourth, to pay interest then due and payable in respect of the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations;

 

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(v)           fifth, to pay or prepay principal amounts on the Loans and Reimbursement Obligations, to provide cash collateral for outstanding Letter of Credit Undrawn Amounts in the manner described in Section 9.3 (Actions in Respect of Letters of Credit) and to pay Cash Management Obligations and amounts owing with respect to Hedging Contracts, ratably to the aggregate principal amount of such Loans, Reimbursement Obligations and Letter of Credit Undrawn Amounts, Cash Management Obligations and Obligations owing with respect to Hedging Contracts; and

 

(vi)          sixth, to the ratable payment of all other Obligations;

 

provided, however, that if sufficient funds are not available to fund all payments to be made in respect of any Obligation described in any of clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi) above, the available funds being applied with respect to any such Obligation (unless otherwise specified in such clause) shall be allocated to the payment of such Obligation ratably, based on the proportion of each Agent’s and each Lender’s or Issuer’s interest in the aggregate outstanding Obligations described in such clauses; provided, further, that payments that would otherwise be allocated to the Revolving Credit Lenders shall be allocated first to pay interest on and principal of any portion of the Revolving Loans that the Administrative Agent may have advanced on behalf of any Lender for which the Administrative Agent has not then been reimbursed by such Lender or the Borrower, second to repay Swing Loans until such Loans are repaid in full and then to repay the Revolving Loans.  The order of priority set forth in clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi) above may at any time and from time to time be changed by the agreement of the Requisite Lenders without necessity of notice to or consent of or approval by the Borrower, any Secured Party that is not a Lender or Issuer or by any other Person that is not a Lender or Issuer.  The order of priority set forth in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above may be changed with respect to amounts owing to any Agent only with the prior written consent of such Agent.

 

(h)           If any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender shall be deemed to have assigned any and all payments in respect of the Obligations and any proceeds of Collateral due to it from or for the benefit of the Borrower to the Non-Defaulting Lenders for application to, and reduction of, their Ratable Portion of all Obligations until such Non-Defaulting Lenders have been repaid in full.  Such Defaulting Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to distribute such payments to the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with Section 2.9(c) (Mandatory Prepayments) and this Section 2.13 (Payments and Computations).  This Section 2.13(h) (Payments and Computations) shall apply and be effective regardless of whether an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and notwithstanding (i) any other provision of this Agreement to the contrary or (ii) any instruction of the Borrower as to its desired application of payments.

 

Section 2.14       Special Provisions Governing Eurodollar Rate Loans

 

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The Eurodollar Rate for each Interest Period for Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be determined by the Administrative Agent pursuant to the procedures set forth in the definition of “Eurodollar Rate.”  The Administrative Agent’s determination shall be presumed to be correct absent manifest error and shall be binding on the Borrower and the Lenders.

 

(b)           [Reserved]

 

(c)           Illegality

 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, if any Lender determines that the introduction of, or any change in or in the interpretation of, any law, treaty or governmental rule, regulation or order after the Closing Date shall make it unlawful, or any central bank or other Governmental Authority shall assert that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable Lending Office to make Eurodollar Rate Loans or to continue to fund or maintain Eurodollar Rate Loans, then, on notice thereof and demand therefor by such Lender to the Borrower through the Administrative Agent, (i) the obligation of such Lender to make or to continue Eurodollar Rate Loans and to convert Base Rate Loans into Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be suspended, and each such Lender shall make a Base Rate Loan as part of any requested Borrowing of Eurodollar Rate Loans and (ii) if the affected Eurodollar Rate Loans are then outstanding, the Borrower shall immediately convert each such Loan into a Base Rate Loan.  If, at any time after a Lender gives notice under this clause (d), such Lender determines that it may lawfully make Eurodollar Rate Loans, such Lender shall promptly give notice of that determination to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, and the Administrative Agent shall promptly transmit the notice to each other Lender.  The Borrower’s right to request, and such Lender’s obligation, if any, to make Eurodollar Rate Loans shall thereupon be restored.

 

(d)           Breakage Costs

 

In addition to all amounts required to be paid by the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.10 (Interest), the Borrower shall compensate each Lender, upon written request, for all losses, expenses and liabilities (including any loss or expense incurred by reason of the liquidation or reemployment of deposits or other funds acquired by such Lender to fund or maintain such Lender’s Eurodollar Rate Loans to the Borrower but excluding any loss of the Applicable Margin on the relevant Loans) that such Lender may sustain (i) if for any reason (other than solely by reason of such Lender being a Defaulting Lender) a proposed Borrowing, conversion into or continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans does not occur on a date specified therefor in a Notice of Borrowing or a Notice of Conversion or Continuation given by the Borrower or in a telephonic request by it for borrowing or conversion or continuation or a successive Interest Period does not commence after notice therefor is given pursuant to Section 2.11 (Conversion/Continuation Option), (ii) if for any reason any Eurodollar Rate Loan is prepaid (including mandatorily pursuant to Section 2.9 (Mandatory Prepayments)) on a date that is not the last day of the applicable Interest Period, (iii) as a consequence of a required conversion of a Eurodollar Rate Loan to a Base Rate Loan as a result of any of the events indicated in clause (d) above or (iv) as a consequence of any failure by the Borrower to repay Eurodollar Rate Loans when

 

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required by the terms hereof.  The Lender making demand for such compensation shall deliver to the Borrower concurrently with such demand a written statement as to such losses, expenses and liabilities, and this statement shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes as to the amount of compensation due to such Lender, absent manifest error.

 

Section 2.15       Increased Costs and Capital Adequacy

 

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

 

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

 

(ii)           subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of “Excluded Taxes” and (C) Connection Income Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or

 

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

 

and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender or such other Recipient of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan, or to increase the cost to such Lender, such Issuer or such other Recipient of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender, Issuer or other Recipient hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon request of such Lender, Issuer or other Recipient, the Borrower will pay to such Lender, Issuer or other Recipient, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender, Issuer or other Recipient, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.

 

(b)           Capital Adequacy.  If at any time any Lender determines that a Change in Law shall have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s (or any corporation controlling such Lender’s) capital as a consequence of its obligations hereunder or under or in respect of any Letter of Credit to a level below that which such Lender or such corporation could have achieved but for such adoption, change, compliance or interpretation, then, upon demand from time to time by such Lender (with a copy of such demand to the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender, from time to time as specified by such Lender, additional amounts sufficient to compensate such Lender for such

 

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reduction.  A certificate as to such amounts submitted to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent by such Lender shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes absent manifest error; provided, that such Lender’s demand for payment of such costs hereunder, and such method of allocation is not inconsistent with its treatment of other borrowers which, as a credit matter, are similarly situated to the Borrower and which are subject to similar provisions.

 

Section 2.16       Taxes

 

(a)           Issuer.  For Purposes of this Section 2.16, the term “Lender” includes any Issuer.

 

(b)           Payments Free of Taxes.  Any and all payments by or on account of the Borrower under any Loan Document shall be made free and clear of and without deduction for any Taxes, except as required by law.  If any applicable law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable Withholding Agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a Withholding Agent, then the applicable Withholding Agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the Borrower shall be increased as necessary so that after such deduction or withholding has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.

 

(c)           Payments of Other Taxes by the Borrower.  The Borrower shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority, in accordance with applicable law, or, at the option of the Administrative Agent, timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.

 

(d)           Indemnification by the Borrower.  The Borrower shall indemnify each Recipient, within 10 days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the borrower by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

 

(e)           Indemnification by the Lenders.  Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within 10 days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that the Borrower has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and

 

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without limiting the obligation of the Borrower to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 11.2 (Assignments and Participations), (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this clause (e).

 

(f)            Evidence of Payments.  As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by the Borrower to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.16, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(g)           Status of Lenders.  (i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding.  In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.16(g) (ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.

 

(ii)           Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that the Borrower is a U.S. Borrower,

 

(A)          any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of IRS Form W-9

 

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certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;

 

(B)          any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

 

(i)            in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;

 

(ii)           executed originals of IRS Form W-8ECI;

 

(iii)          in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit L-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed originals of IRS Form W-8BEN; or

 

(iv)          to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed originals of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit L-2 or Exhibit L-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided, that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest

 

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exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit L-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;

 

(C)          any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and

 

(D)          if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.  Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

 

Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

 

(h)           Treatment of Certain Refunds.  If a Recipient determines, in its sole discretion, that it has received a refund or credit of any Indemnified Taxes as to which additional amounts have been paid or as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 2.16, it shall pay over such refund or credit to the Borrower (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid), net of expenses of such Recipient; provided, however, that the Borrower, upon the request of the Recipient,

 

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shall repay to such Recipient the amount paid over to the Borrower (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) that is required to be repaid after receipt of written notice setting forth in reasonable detail a calculation of such amount and certifying that the Recipient is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (h), in no event will the indemnified Recipient be required to pay any amount to the Borrower pursuant to this paragraph (h) the payment of which would place such Recipient in a less favorable after-tax position than such party would have been in if the indemnification payments or additional amounts giving rise to such refund had never been paid.  This paragraph shall not be construed to require any Recipient to make available its Tax Returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes which it deems confidential) to the Borrower or any other Person or to require any Recipient to apply for a refund of Taxes.

 

(i)            Survival. Each party’s obligations under this Section 2.16 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under any Loan Document.

 

Section 2.17       Mitigation Obligations; Substitution of Lenders

 

(a)           Designation of a Different Lending Office.  If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.15 (Increased Costs and Capital Adequacy), or requires the Borrower to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.16 (Taxes), then such Lender shall (at the request of the Borrower) use reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.15 (Increased Costs and Capital Adequacy) or 2.16 (Taxes), as the case may be, in the future, and (ii) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender.  The Borrower hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment.

 

(b)           Replacement of Lenders.  (i) In the event that (i)(A) any Lender makes a claim under Section 2.15 (Increased Costs and Capital Adequacy), (B) it becomes illegal for any Lender to continue to fund or make any Eurodollar Rate Loan and such Lender notifies the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.14(c) (Illegality), (C) any Loan Party is required to make any payment pursuant to Section 2.16 (Taxes) that is attributable to a particular Lender or (D) any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender and (ii) in the case of clause (i)(A) above, as a consequence of increased costs in respect of which such claim is made, the effective rate of interest payable to such Lender under this Agreement with respect to its Loans materially exceeds the effective average annual rate of interest payable to the Requisite Lenders under this Agreement (any such Lender, an “Affected Lender”), the Borrower may substitute any Lender and, if reasonably

 

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acceptable to the Administrative Agent, any other Eligible Assignee (a “Substitute Institution”) for such Affected Lender hereunder, after delivery of a written notice (a “Substitution Notice”) by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent and the Affected Lender within a reasonable time (in any case not to exceed 90 days) following the occurrence of any of the events described in clause (i) above that the Borrower intends to make such substitution.

 

(ii)           If the Substitution Notice was properly issued under this Section 2.17, the Affected Lender shall sell, and the Substitute Institution shall purchase, all rights and claims of such Affected Lender under the Loan Documents and the Substitute Institution shall assume, and the Affected Lender shall be relieved of, the Affected Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments and all other prior unperformed obligations of the Affected Lender under the Loan Documents (other than in respect of any damages (which pursuant to Section 11.5 (Limitation of Liability), do not include exemplary or punitive damages, to the extent permitted by applicable law) in respect of any such unperformed obligations).  Such purchase and sale (and the corresponding assignment of all rights and claims hereunder) shall be recorded in the Register maintained by the Administrative Agent and shall be effective on (and not earlier than) the later of (i) the receipt by the Affected Lender of its Ratable Portion of the Revolving Credit Outstandings, the Term Loans, together with any other Obligations owing to it, (ii) the receipt by the Administrative Agent of an agreement in form and substance satisfactory to it and the Borrower whereby the Substitute Institution shall agree to be bound by the terms hereof and (iii) the payment in full to the Affected Lender in cash of all fees, unreimbursed costs and expenses and indemnities accrued and unpaid through such effective date.  Upon the effectiveness of such sale, purchase and assumption, the Substitute Institution shall become a “Lender” hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement having a Commitment in the amount of such Affected Lender’s Commitment assumed by it and such Commitment of the Affected Lender shall be terminated; provided, however, that all indemnities under the Loan Documents shall continue in favor of such Affected Lender.

 

(iii)          Each Lender agrees that, if it becomes an Affected Lender and its rights and claims are assigned hereunder to a Substitute Institution pursuant to this Section 2.17(b), it shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Acceptance to evidence such assignment, together with any Note (if such Loans are evidenced by a Note) evidencing the Loans subject to such Assignment and Acceptance; provided, however, that the failure of any Affected Lender to execute an Assignment and Acceptance shall not render such assignment invalid.

 

Section 2.18       Defaulting Lender

 

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shall apply with respect to any outstanding Letter of Credit Obligations and any outstanding Swing Loans:

 

(i)            the Ratable Portion of such Defaulting Lender with respect to any Letter of Credit Obligations and any outstanding Swing Loans will, subject to the limitation in the first proviso below, automatically be reallocated (effective on the date such Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender) among the Revolving Credit Lenders that are Non-Defaulting Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective Revolving Credit Commitments; provided, that (A) the sum of each Non-Defaulting Lender’s Ratable Portion of the Revolving Credit Outstandings may not in any event exceed the Revolving Credit Commitment of such Non-Defaulting Lender as in effect at the time of such reallocation and (B) neither such reallocation nor any payment by a Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant thereto will constitute a waiver or release of any claim the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any Issuer, any Swing Lender or any other Lender may have against such Defaulting Lender or cause such Defaulting Lender to be a Non-Defaulting Lender; provided, that to the extent that amounts are reallocated among the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with this clause (i) and any cash collateral was provided pursuant to clause (ii)(A) below with respect to any such Letter of Credit Obligations or Swing Loans, the cash collateral requirement pursuant to such clause (ii)(A) will terminate and the each applicable Issuer and Swing Lender will cause any cash collateral posted with respect to their respective Letter of Credit Obligations or Swing Loans, as the case may be, to be returned to the Borrower subject to any terms relating to such cash collateral;

 

(ii)           to the extent that any portion (the “unreallocated portion”) of the Ratable Portion of such Defaulting Lender with respect to any Letter of Credit Obligations and any outstanding Swing Loans cannot be so reallocated, the Borrower will promptly, and in no event later than 10 Business Days after any demand by the Administrative Agent (at the direction of the Issuer and/or the Swing Lender, as the case may be), (A)(x) cash collateralize the obligations of the Borrower to the Issuers in respect of such Letter of Credit Obligations, in an amount at least equal to the aggregate amount of the unreallocated portion of such Letter of Credit Obligations on terms acceptable to the Administrative Agent and such Issuer and (y) in the case of such outstanding Swing Loans, prepay (subject to clause (iii) below) and/or cash collateralize (on terms reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and such Swing Lender) in full the unreallocated portion thereof, or (B) make other arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and to the Issuers and the Swing Lender, as the case may be, in their sole discretion to protect them against the risk of non-payment by such Defaulting Lender, in each case without duplications with respect to any prior actions taken with respect to such Letter of Credit Obligations and Swing Loans pursuant to clause (b) below; and

 

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interest, fees, indemnity payments or other amounts) will not be paid or distributed to such Defaulting Lender, but will instead be retained by the Administrative Agent in a segregated, non-interest bearing account until the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments and payment in full of all Obligations of the Borrower hereunder in respect of the Revolving Credit Facility and will be applied by the Administrative Agent, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to the making of payments from time to time in the following order of priority: first to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent under this Agreement, second to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to any Issuer or the Swing Lender (pro rata as to the respective amounts owing to each of them) under this Agreement, third to the payment of post-default interest and then current interest due and payable to the Non-Defaulting Lenders hereunder other than Defaulting Lenders, ratably among them in accordance with the amounts of such interest then due and payable to them, fourth to the payment of fees then due and payable to the Non-Defaulting Lenders hereunder, ratably among them in accordance with the amounts of such fees then due and payable to them, fifth to pay principal and Reimbursement Obligations then due and payable to the Non-Defaulting Lenders hereunder ratably in accordance with the amounts thereof then due and payable to them, sixth to the ratable payment of other amounts then due and payable to the Non-Defaulting Lenders, and seventh after the termination of the Revolving Credit Commitments and payment in full of all Obligations of the Borrower hereunder, to pay amounts owing under this Agreement to such Defaulting Lender or as a court of competent jurisdiction may otherwise direct.

 

(b)           Termination of Defaulting Lender Commitments.  The Borrower may terminate the unused amount of the Revolving Credit Commitment of a Defaulting Lender upon not less than 10 Business Days’ prior notice to the Administrative Agent (which will promptly notify the Lenders thereof), and in such event the provisions of Section 2.13 (Payments and Computations) will apply to all amounts thereafter paid by the Borrower for the account of such Defaulting Lender under this Agreement (whether on account of principal, interest, fees, indemnity or other amounts); provided, that such termination will not be deemed to be a waiver or release of any claim the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuer, the Swing Lender or any Lender may have against such Defaulting Lender.

 

(c)           Cure.  If the Borrower, Administrative Agent, the Issuer and the Swing Lender agree in writing in their discretion that a Lender that is a Defaulting Lender should no longer be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender, as the case may be, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the closing date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any amounts then held in the segregated account referred to in Section 2.18(a) (Defaulting Lender)), (i) such Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase such portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders and/or make such other adjustments as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to

 

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cause such Lender’s Ratable Portion to be on a pro rata basis in accordance with their respective Revolving Credit Commitment, whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender and will be a Non-Defaulting Lender; provided, that no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower while such Lender was a Defaulting Lender and (ii) the cash collateral requirements set forth in this Section 2.18 will terminate and the each applicable Issuer and Swing Lender will cause any cash collateral posted with respect to their respective Letter of Credit Obligations or Swing Loans, as the case may be, to be returned to the Borrower subject to any terms relating to such cash collateral; provided, further, that except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Non-Defaulting Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from such Lender having been a Defaulting Lender.

 

(d)           Notices.  The Administrative Agent will promptly send to each Lender and Issuer a copy of any notice to the Borrower provided for in this Section 2.18.

 

Section 2.19       Facility Increases.

 

(a)           Pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions hereof, including Section 2.22 (Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendments Generally), the Borrower may request, from any Lender or any New Lender, with at least 10 Business Days’ (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent) prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, (i) new term loans under one or more new term loan credit facilities to be included in this Agreement (the “New Incremental Term Loan”) and/or (ii) increases in the amount of Revolving Credit Commitments (any such new commitments, collectively, the “New Incremental Revolving Commitments” and, any loans made thereunder, the “New Incremental Revolving Loans”, together with the New Incremental Term Loans, the “New Incremental Loans”), the proceeds of which, in each case, may be used for general corporate purposes (such increase of the outstanding principal amount of the Loans, a “Facility Increase”).

 

(b)           Terms.  The terms of such New Incremental Term Loans, the New Incremental Revolving Commitments or New Incremental Revolving Loans, as the case may be, shall be determined by the Borrower and the applicable Lenders or New Lenders providing such New Incremental Loans; provided, that:

 

(i)            such New Incremental Term Loans shall (A) have a final maturity no earlier than the Latest Maturity Date and a Weighted Average Life to Maturity no shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any existing Tranche of Term Loans; (B) have Applicable Margins and amortization schedules determined by the Borrower and the Lenders or New Lenders with respect thereto (provided, that in the event the All-in Yield applicable to any New Incremental Term Loans shall be more than 0.50% higher than the All-in Yield then applicable to any existing Tranche of Term Loans, the Applicable Margin with respect to any such existing Tranche of Term Loans shall be increased so

 

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that the All-in Yield applicable to any such existing Tranche of Term Loans following the applicable effective date of the Facility Increase is equal to the All-in Yield applicable to the New Incremental Term Loans minus 0.50%), provided, that in determining the applicable All-in Yield for the Initial Term Loans and the New Incremental Term Loan, (1) OID or upfront fees payable generally to all lenders providing such New Incremental Term Loan in lieu of OID (which shall be deemed to constitute like amounts of OID) payable by the Borrower to the Lenders under the Initial Term Loans or any New Incremental Term Loan in the initial primary syndication thereof shall be included (with OID being equated to interest based on an assumed four-year life to maturity), (2) any arrangement, structuring or other fees payable in connection with the New Incremental Term Loan that are not shared with all Lenders providing such New Incremental Term Loan shall be excluded; (3) any amendments to the Applicable Margin on the Initial Term Loans that became effective subsequent to the Closing Date but prior to the time of such New Incremental Term Loan shall also be included in such calculations and (4) if the New Incremental Term Loans include an interest rate floor greater than the interest rate floor applicable to the Initial Term Loans, such increased amount shall be equated to the applicable interest rate margin for purposes of determining whether an increase to the Applicable Margin for the Initial Term Loans shall be required, to the extent an increase in the interest rate floor for the Initial Term Loans would cause an increase in the interest rate then in effect thereunder, and in such case the interest rate floor (but not the Applicable Margin) applicable to the Initial Term Loans, respectively, shall be increased by such amount; and (C) otherwise be on terms, to the extent not identical to the terms of the Initial Term Loans, reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower; and

 

(ii)           such New Incremental Revolving Commitments and New Incremental Revolving Loans shall be identical to the Revolving Credit Commitments and the Revolving Loans.

 

(c)           Procedures.  In connection with any Facility Increase after the First Amendment Effective Date:

 

(i)            such Facility Increase shall be in an aggregate principal amount not in excess of the Facility Increase Allowance; provided, that each request for New Incremental Loans shall be for a minimum amount of the lesser of (x) $25,000,000 and (y) the entire amount that may be requested under this Section 2.19(c); and

 

(ii)           in the event there are Lenders and New Lenders that have committed to New Incremental Loans in excess of the maximum amount requested (or permitted), then the Administrative Agent shall have the right to allocate such commitments on a basis the Administrative Agent reasonably determines is appropriate in consultation with the Borrower.  Upon the applicable Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall

 

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promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the final allocation of such New Incremental Loans.

 

(d)           New Incremental Notes.

 

(i)            The Borrower may from time to time, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, specifying in reasonable detail the proposed terms thereof, request to issue one or more series of senior secured notes which shall have the same Lien priority as the Obligations (such notes, collectively, “New Incremental Notes”) in an aggregate amount not to exceed the Facility Increase Allowance (at the time of issuance); provided, that any such issuance of New Incremental Notes shall be in a minimum amount of the lesser of (x) $25,000,000 and (y) the entire amount that may be requested under this Section 2.19(d).

 

(ii)           As a condition precedent to the effectiveness of any New Incremental Notes pursuant to this Section, (A) the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate dated as of the date of issuance of the New Incremental Notes signed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by the Borrower (to the extent the Borrower is an issuer of New Incremental Notes) approving or consenting to the effectiveness of such New Incremental Notes, and certifying that the conditions precedent set forth in the following clauses (B) through (F) have been satisfied, (B) such New Incremental Notes shall not be guaranteed by any Person that is not a Guarantor, (C) such New Incremental Notes will be secured only by the Collateral and subject to a Senior Intercreditor Agreement, (D) such New Incremental Notes shall have a final maturity no earlier than 91 days after the Latest Maturity Date, (E) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of such New Incremental Notes shall not be shorter than that of any outstanding Tranche of Term Loans, and (F) such New Incremental Notes shall not be subject to any mandatory redemption or prepayment provisions or rights (except to the extent any such mandatory redemption or prepayment is required to be applied pro rata to the Term Loans and other Indebtedness that is secured on a pari passu basis with the Obligations).

 

(iii)          The effectiveness of any New Incremental Notes shall also be subject, to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, to receipt by the Administrative Agent of board resolutions, officers’ certificates and/or reaffirmation agreements, including any supplements or amendments to the Collateral Documents providing for such New Incremental Notes to be secured thereby.  The Lenders hereby authorize the Administrative Agent to enter into amendments to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents with the Borrower as may be necessary in order to secure any New Incremental Notes with the Collateral and/or to make such technical amendments as may be necessary or appropriate in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in connection with the issuance of such New Incremental Notes, in each case on terms consistent with this Section 2.19(d).

 

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Section 2.20       Amend and Extend Transactions

 

(a)           Pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions hereof, including Section 2.22 (Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendments Generally), the Borrower and any Lender may agree, by at least 10 Business Days’ (or such shorter period as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent) prior written notice to the Administrative Agent (each such notice, an “Extension Notice”), to extend (an “Extension”) (i) the Revolving Credit Termination Date of such Lender’s Revolving Credit Commitments of any Tranche (any such Revolving Credit Commitment that has been so extended, any “Extended Revolving Commitment” and any credit extensions issued pursuant thereto, an “Extended Revolving Loan”) and/or (ii) the maturity date of such Lender’s Term Loans of any Tranche (any such Term Loan that has been so extended, the “Extended Term Loan”, and collectively, with the Extended Revolving Loans, the “Extended Loans”)  to the extended maturity date specified in such Extension Notice and Extension Amendment.

 

(b)           Terms.  The terms of such Extended Loans shall be determined by the Borrower and the applicable extending Lenders providing such Extended Loans; provided, that:

 

(i)            the final maturity date of (A) any Extended Term Loan shall be no earlier than the Latest Maturity Date of any Term Loan and (B) any Extended Revolving Commitment shall be no earlier than the Latest Maturity Date of any Revolving Credit Commitment;

 

(ii)           the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the (A) Extended Term Loans shall be no shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Loans of any existing Tranche of Term Loans and (B) Extended Revolving Commitments shall be no shorter than the remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Revolving Credit Commitments of any existing Tranche of Revolving Credit Commitments;

 

(iii)          the Extended Loans will rank pari passu in right of payment and with respect to security with the Loans of any existing Tranche;

 

(iv)          none of the obligors or guarantors with respect to the Extended Loans shall be a Person that is not a Loan Party;

 

(v)           no Extended Loans shall be secured by or receive the benefit of any collateral, credit support or security that does not secure or support the Loans of any existing Tranche, as applicable;

 

(vi)          the interest rate margin, rate floors, fees, original issue discounts and premiums applicable to any Extended Loans shall be determined by the Borrower and the lenders providing such Extended Loans;

 

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(vii)         no Extended Term Loans may be optionally prepaid prior to the date on which the related non-extended Term Loans are repaid unless such optional prepayment is accompanied by a pro rata (or greater) optional prepayment of the related non-extended Loans; and

 

(viii)        to the extent the terms of the Extended Loans are inconsistent with the terms set forth herein (except as set forth in clauses (i) through (vii) above), such terms shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(c)           Procedures.  In connection with any Extension:

 

(i)            the Borrower shall offer to all Lenders holding Loans in the applicable Tranche the opportunity to participate in any Extension on a pro rata basis and on the same terms and conditions to each of such Lenders (each such offer, an “Extension Offer”);

 

(ii)           any Extension consummated by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.20 (Amend and Extend Transactions), shall be in a minimum amount of $50,000,000; provided that the Borrower may, at its election, specify as a condition to consummating any such Extension (which may be waived by the Borrower in the Borrower’s sole discretion) that a higher minimum amount (to be determined and specified in the relevant Extension Offer) be applied; and

 

(iii)          if the aggregate principal amount of Loans of such Tranche (calculated on the face amount thereof) in respect of which Lenders shall have accepted the relevant Extension Offer shall exceed the maximum aggregate principal amount of Loans of such Tranche offered to be extended by the Borrower pursuant to such Extension Offer, then the Loans of such Lenders in such Tranche shall be extended ratably up to such maximum amount based on the respective principal amounts (but not to exceed actual holdings of record) with respect to which such Lenders have accepted such Extension Offer.

 

Section 2.21       Refinancing Transactions

 

(a)           Pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions hereof, including Section 2.22 (Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendments Generally), the Borrower may obtain, from any Lender or any New Lender, Refinancing Loans in respect of all or any portion of the Term Loans (or Tranche of Term Loans) then outstanding under this Agreement (which for purposes of this Section 2.21 (Refinancing Transactions) shall be deemed to include any then outstanding Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Loans).

 

(b)           Terms.  The terms of such Refinancing Loans shall be determined by the Borrower and the applicable Lenders or New Lenders providing such Refinancing Loans; provided, that:

 

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(i)            such Refinancing Loans shall have a final maturity no earlier than the Refinanced Debt; and

 

(ii)           other terms of such Refinancing Loans, if not the same as the terms of the Refinanced Debt, shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(c)           Procedures.  Each incurrence of Refinancing Loans pursuant to this Section 2.21 (Refinancing Transactions) shall be in an aggregate principal amount of not less than the lesser of (x) $50,000,000 and (y) the entire remaining amount of any outstanding Tranche of Term Loans.

 

Section 2.22       Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendments Generally

 

(a)           Amendment Documents.  The terms of any Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Loans shall be established pursuant to an amendment to this Agreement and, as appropriate, the other Loan Documents, executed by the Borrower, each applicable Lender or New Lender providing such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Loans and the Administrative Agent (each such amendment, an “Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment”).  Each such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment and all other documentation in respect of such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Loans shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.  The Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall determine the effective date (the “Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Effective Date”) of such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment, which shall be promptly notified to the Lenders.  Upon the Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Effective Date, each applicable Lender or New Lender providing any Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Loan shall become a “Lender”, and such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Loan shall be a “Loan” for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.  The Borrower shall agree to such procedures, if any, as may be established by, or acceptable to, the Administrative Agent to accomplish the purposes of Sections 2.19 (Facility Increase), 2.20 (Amend and Extend Transactions), 2.21 (Refinancing Transactions) and this Section 2.22 (Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendments Generally), as appropriate.

 

(b)           No Obligation to Participate.  No Lender shall be obligated to provide any New Incremental Loans or Refinancing Loans (or to agree to extend the maturity date of any Loan), unless it so agrees in its sole discretion.  Any Affiliated Lender that has committed to providing New Incremental Term Loans or Refinancing Loans shall be subject to the same restrictions set forth in Section 11.2(j) (Assignments and Participations) as they would otherwise be subject to with respect to any purchase by or assignment to such Affiliated Lender of Loans.  Affiliated Lenders may not provide New Incremental Revolving Commitments or New Incremental Revolving Loans.

 

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(c)           Pro Rata Treatment.  The repayment (other than in connection with a scheduled repayment or a repayment at maturity) and the prepayment of any Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Loans shall be made on a pro rata basis with all other outstanding Loans; provided, that if the applicable Lenders providing such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Loans so agree, such Lenders may participate on a less than pro rata basis in any repayment or prepayment hereunder; provided, further, that the Net Cash Proceeds of any Refinancing Loans shall be applied solely to each applicable Tranche of Refinanced Debt.

 

(d)           Effectiveness of Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment.  No Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment shall become effective unless all of the following conditions are met:

 

(i)            no Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment shall become effective unless the conditions precedent set forth in Section 3.2 (Conditions Precedent to Each Loan) are satisfied as of the date of such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment (including the condition that as of the date of such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment, no event shall have occurred and be continuing or would result from the consummation of such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment that would constitute an Event of Default or a Default);

 

(ii)           each Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment shall contain a representation and warranty by the Borrower that the representations and warranties of (A) the Borrower contained in Article IV (Representations and Warranties) and (B) each Loan Party contained in each other Loan Document or in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith are true and correct in all material respects (without duplication of any materiality qualifier contained therein) on and as of the effective date of such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct as of such earlier date;

 

(iii)          the Loan Parties shall reaffirm their respective obligations under the Collateral Documents pursuant to an agreement reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

(iv)          if requested by the Administrative Agent, Constituent Documents of the Loan Parties, resolutions (or equivalent authorization) of each Loan Party’s board of directors (or equivalent body) or shareholders (or equivalent), as applicable, approving such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment shall be delivered to the Administrative Agent and an opinion or opinions of counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent as to the enforceability of the Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment, this Agreement as amended thereby and such of the other Loan Documents (if any) as may be amended thereby;

 

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(v)           the terms of such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Loans shall comply with the requirements in Sections 2.19 (Facility Increase), 2.20 (Amend and Extend Transactions), 2.21 (Refinancing Transactions) and 2.22 (Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendments Generally), as applicable; and

 

(vi)          the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and each applicable Lender shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent any documentation as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably specify to evidence the transaction contemplated by such Incremental/Extended/Refinancing Amendment.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing or any provision of any Loan Document, if any New Incremental Term Loan is requested to finance a Proposed Acquisition or other Investment, in each case, permitted pursuant to Section 8.3 (Investments), such New Incremental Term Loan shall be subject to customary “SunGard” or “certain funds” conditionality (it being understood that such New Incremental Term Loan shall be subject to the absence of an Event of Default under Section 9.1(a), (b) or (f) (Events of Default)).

 

ARTICLE III

 

CONDITIONS TO LOANS AND LETTERS OF CREDIT

 

Section 3.1          Conditions Precedent to Initial Loans and Letters of Credit

 

The obligation of each Lender to make the Loans requested to be made by it on the Closing Date and the obligation of each Issuer to Issue Letters of Credit on the Closing Date is subject to the satisfaction or due waiver in accordance with Section 11.1 (Amendments, Waivers, Etc.) of each of the following conditions precedent.

 

(a)           Certain Documents.  The Administrative Agent shall have received on or prior to the Closing Date (and, to the extent any Borrowing of any Eurodollar Rate Loans is requested to be made on the Closing Date, in respect of the Notice of Borrowing for such Loans, at least three Business Days prior to the Closing Date or such shorter period as the Administrative Agent may approve) each of the following (except as otherwise provided in Section 7.14 (Post-Closing Matters)), each dated the Closing Date unless otherwise indicated or agreed to by the Administrative Agent, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and in sufficient copies for each Lender:

 

(i)            this Agreement, duly executed and delivered by the Borrower and, for the account of each Lender requesting the same, a Note of the Borrower conforming to the requirements set forth herein;

 

(ii)           the Guaranty, duly executed and delivered by the Borrower and each other Guarantor;

 

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(iii)          the Pledge and Security Agreement, duly executed and delivered by the Borrower and each other Guarantor, together with each of the following:

 

(A)          evidence (including a Perfection Certificate certified by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower) reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that, upon the filing and recording of instruments delivered on the Closing Date, the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) shall, subject to Section 7.14 (Post-Closing Matters), have a valid and perfected first priority security interest in the Collateral, including (x) such documents duly executed by each Loan Party as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request with respect to the perfection of its security interests in the Collateral (including financing statements under the UCC and with respect to patents, U.S. trademarks and copyrights, notices of grant of a security interest substantially in the form of Annex 3 of the Pledge and Security Agreement, suitable for filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or the U.S. Copyright Office, as the case may be, and other applicable documents under the laws of any jurisdiction with respect to the perfection of Liens created by the Pledge and Security Agreement) and (y) copies of UCC search reports as of a recent date listing all effective financing statements that name any Loan Party as debtor, together with copies of such financing statements, none of which shall cover the Collateral except for those that shall be terminated on the Closing Date or are otherwise permitted hereunder;

 

(B)          all certificates, instruments and other documents representing all Pledged Stock being pledged pursuant to such Pledge and Security Agreement and stock powers for such certificates, instruments and other documents executed in blank; and

 

(C)          all instruments representing Pledged Debt Instruments being pledged pursuant to such Pledge and Security Agreement duly endorsed in favor of the Administrative Agent or in blank;

 

(iv)          life of loan Federal Emergency Management Agency Standard Flood Hazard Determination with respect to each Mortgaged Real Property, delivered to Administrative Agent, duly executed and acknowledged by the Borrower or appropriate Subsidiary (or, at Administrative Agent’s election, a duly executed and acknowledged notice provided by the Administrative Agent), and if any portion of any Mortgaged Real Property is at any time located in an area identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or any successor agency) as a special flood hazard area then the Borrower shall, or shall cause each applicable Loan Party to (i) maintain, or cause to be maintained, with a financially sound and reputable insurer, flood insurance in an amount and otherwise

 

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sufficient to comply with all applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the Flood Insurance Laws and (ii) deliver to the Administrative Agent evidence of such compliance, including evidence of payment, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent (the “Flood Certificate Documents”);

 

(v)           a favorable opinion of (A) Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, counsel to the Loan Parties, in substantially the form of Exhibit G (Form of Opinion of Counsel for the Loan Parties), and (B) counsel to the Loan Parties in each of the jurisdictions listed on Schedule 3.1(a) (Opinion Jurisdictions), in each case addressed to the Agents, the Lenders and the Issuers and addressing such other matters as any Lender through the Administrative Agent may reasonably request;

 

(vi)          a copy of the articles or certificate of incorporation (or equivalent Constituent Document) of each Loan Party, certified as of a recent date by the Secretary of State of the state of organization of such Loan Party, together with certificates of such official attesting to the good standing of each such Loan Party;

 

(vii)         a certificate of the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of each Loan Party certifying (A) the names and true signatures of each officer of such Loan Party that has been authorized to execute and deliver any Loan Document or other document required hereunder to be executed and delivered by or on behalf of such Loan Party, (B) the by-laws (or equivalent Constituent Document) of such Loan Party as in effect on the date of such certification, (C) the resolutions of such Loan Party’s Board of Directors (or equivalent governing body) approving and authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party and (D) that there have been no changes in the certificate of incorporation (or equivalent Constituent Document) of such Loan Party from the certificate of incorporation (or equivalent Constituent Document) delivered pursuant to clause (vi) above;

 

(viii)        a certificate of the Chief Financial Officer of the Borrower, stating that the Borrower and its Subsidiaries are Solvent on a Consolidated basis, after giving effect to the initial Loans and Letters of Credit, the application of the proceeds thereof in accordance with Section 7.9 (Application of Proceeds), the consummation of the other Transactions and the payment of all estimated legal, accounting and other fees related hereto and thereto;

 

(ix)          a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, to the effect that the conditions set forth in Section 3.2(b) (Conditions Precedent to Each Loan and Letter of Credit) have been satisfied;

 

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(x)           evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that the insurance policies required by Section 7.5 (Maintenance of Insurance) and any Collateral Document are in full force and effect, together with, unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent, endorsements naming the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Secured Parties, as an additional insured or loss payee, as applicable, under all insurance policies to be maintained with respect to the properties of the Borrower and each other Loan Party; and

 

(xi)          such other certificates, documents, agreements and information respecting any Loan Party as any Lender through the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.

 

(b)           Fees and Expenses Paid.  There shall have been paid to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Agents, the Arrangers and the Lenders, as applicable, all fees and expenses (including reasonable fees and expenses of counsel) due, payable and invoiced on or before the Closing Date (including all such fees described in the Fee Letter and the Engagement Letter).

 

(c)           Refinancing of Existing Credit Agreement.  (i) All obligations under the Existing Credit Agreement shall have been repaid in full, (ii) the Existing Credit Agreement and all Loan Documents (as defined therein) shall have been terminated on terms reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (iii) the Administrative Agent shall have received a payoff letter duly executed and delivered by the respective borrower and agents thereunder or other evidence of such termination, in each case, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

(d)           Financial Statements; Projections.  The Lenders shall have received (i) the financial statements described in Section 4.4(a) (Financial Statements) and (ii) the Projections.

 

Section 3.2          Conditions Precedent to Each Loan and Letter of Credit

 

The obligation of each Lender on any date (including the Closing Date) to make any Loan and of each Issuer on any date (including the Closing Date) to Issue any Letter of Credit (other than an extension of the expiry, or renewal, of any Letter of Credit that does not increase the maximum face amount of such Letter of Credit) is subject to the satisfaction of each of the following conditions precedent:

 

(a)           Request for Borrowing or Issuance of Letter of Credit.  With respect to any Loan, the Administrative Agent shall have received a duly executed Notice of Borrowing (or, in the case of Swing Loans, a duly executed Swing Loan Request), and, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Administrative Agent and the Issuer shall have received a duly executed Letter of Credit Request.

 

(b)           Representations and Warranties; No Defaults.  The following statements shall be true on the date of such Loan or Issuance, both before and after giving effect thereto and, in the case of any Loan, to the application of the proceeds thereof:

 

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(i)            the representations and warranties set forth in Article IV (Representations and Warranties) and in the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects (without duplication of any materiality qualifier contained therein) on and as of any such date after the Closing Date with the same effect as though made on and as of such date, except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects (without duplication of any materiality qualifier contained therein) as of such earlier date; and

 

(ii)           no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

 

(c)           No Legal Impediments.  The making of the Loans or the Issuance of such Letter of Credit on such date does not violate any Requirement of Law on the date of or immediately following such Loan or Issuance of such Letter of Credit and is not enjoined, temporarily, preliminarily or permanently.

 

Each submission by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent of a Notice of Borrowing or a Swing Loan Request and the acceptance by the Borrower of the proceeds of each Loan requested therein, and each submission by the Borrower to an Issuer of a Letter of Credit Request, and the Issuance of each Letter of Credit requested therein, shall be deemed to constitute a representation and warranty by the Borrower as to the matters specified in clause (b) above on the date of the making of such Loan or the Issuance of such Letter of Credit.

 

Section 3.3          Determination of Initial Borrowing Conditions

 

For purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in Section 3.1 (Conditions Precedent to Initial Loans and Letters of Credit), each Lender shall be deemed to have consented to, approved, accepted or be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to the Lenders unless an officer of the Administrative Agent responsible for the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the initial Borrowing, borrowing of Swing Loans or Issuance or deemed Issuance hereunder specifying its objection thereto and such Lender shall not have made available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s Ratable Portion of such Borrowing or Swing Loans.

 

Section 3.4          Additional Conditions to Issuances

 

In addition to the other conditions precedent herein set forth, if any Lender becomes, and during the period it remains, a Defaulting Lender, the Issuer will not be required to Issue any Letter of Credit or to amend any outstanding Letter of Credit to increase the face amount thereof, alter the drawing terms thereunder or extend the expiry date thereof, and the Swing Lender will not be required to make any Swing Loan, except to the extent any exposure that would result therefrom is eliminated or covered by the

 

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reallocation of the Revolving Credit Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders or by cash collateralization or a combination thereof as set forth in Section 2.18 (Defaulting Lender).

 

ARTICLE IV

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

To induce the Lenders, the Issuers and the Administrative Agent to enter into this Agreement, the Borrower represents and warrants each of the following to the Lenders, the Issuers and the Administrative Agent, on and as of the Closing Date and after giving effect to the making of the Loans and the other financial accommodations on the Closing Date and on and as of each date (including the First Amendment Effective Date) as required by Section 3.2(b)(i) (Conditions Precedent to Each Loan and Letter of Credit):

 

Section 4.1          Corporate Existence; Compliance with Law

 

Each of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries (a) is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, (b) is duly qualified to do business as a foreign entity and in good standing under the laws of each jurisdiction where such qualification is necessary, except where the failure to be so qualified or in good standing would not, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect, (c) has all requisite power and authority and the legal right to own and operate its properties, to lease the property it operates under lease and to conduct its business as currently conducted, (d) is in compliance with its Constituent Documents except where the failure to be in compliance would not, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect, (e) is in compliance with all applicable Requirements of Law except where the failure to be in compliance would not, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect and (f) has all necessary Permits from or by, has made all necessary filings with, and has given all necessary notices to, each Governmental Authority having jurisdiction, to the extent required for such ownership, operation and conduct, except for Permits or filings or notices that can be obtained or made by the taking of ministerial action to secure the grant or transfer thereof or the failure to obtain or make would not, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 4.2          Corporate Power; Authorization; Enforceable Obligations

 

(a)           The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of the Loan Documents to which it is a party and the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby:

 

(i)            are within such Loan Party’s corporate, limited liability company, partnership or other powers;

 

(ii)           have been or, at the time of delivery thereof pursuant to Article III (Conditions to Loans and Letters of Credit) will have been duly

 

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authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, including the consent of shareholders, partners and members where required;

 

(iii)          do not and will not (A) contravene or violate such Loan Party’s respective Constituent Documents, (B) violate any other Requirement of Law applicable to such Loan Party (including Regulations T, U and X of the Federal Reserve Board), or any order or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator applicable to such Loan Party, (C) conflict with or result in the breach of, or constitute a default under, or result in or permit the termination or acceleration of, any Indenture or any notes issued pursuant thereto, (D) conflict with or result in the breach of, or constitute a default under, or result in or permit the termination or acceleration of, any material Contractual Obligation of such Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, except to the extent such conflict, breach, default, termination or acceleration would not have a Material Adverse Effect, or (E) result in the creation or imposition of any Lien upon any property of such Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, other than those in favor of the Secured Parties pursuant to the Collateral Documents or as permitted by Section 8.2 (Liens, Etc.); and

 

(iv)          do not require the consent of, authorization by, approval of, notice to, or filing or registration with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person, other than those listed on Schedule 4.2 (Consents) and that have been or will be, prior to the Closing Date obtained or made, copies of which have been or will be delivered to the Administrative Agent, and each of which on the Closing Date will be in full force and effect and, with respect to the Collateral, filings required to perfect the Liens created by the Collateral Documents.

 

(b)           This Agreement has been, and each of the other Loan Documents will have been upon delivery thereof pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party party thereto.  This Agreement is, and the other Loan Documents will be, when delivered hereunder, the legal, valid and binding obligation of each Loan Party party thereto, enforceable against such Loan Party in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and by general principles of equity.

 

(c)           The Obligations constitute “Senior Indebtedness,” “Senior Secured Financing” or “Designated Senior Indebtedness” (or any comparable term) under and as defined in the 2025 Subordinated Note Indenture, the 2022 Subordinated Note Indenture and any documentation with respect to any other subordinated Indebtedness of the Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries.  As of the First Amendment Effective Date, no other Indebtedness (other than the Obligations) qualifies as “Senior Secured Financing” or “Designated Senior Indebtedness” (or any comparable term) under the 2025 Subordinated Note Indenture or the 2022 Subordinated Note Indenture.

 

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Section 4.3          Subsidiaries; Borrower Information

 

(a)           Set forth on Schedule 4.3(a) (Ownership of Subsidiaries) is a complete and accurate list showing, as of the First Amendment Effective Date, all Subsidiaries of the Borrower and, as to each such Subsidiary, the jurisdiction of its organization, the number of shares of each class of Stock authorized (if applicable), the number outstanding on the First Amendment Effective Date, the number and percentage of the outstanding shares of each such class owned (directly or indirectly) by the Borrower and whether it is a Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary.  No Stock of any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is a Loan Party is subject to any outstanding option, warrant, right of conversion or purchase of any similar right.  All of the outstanding Stock of each Subsidiary of the Borrower owned (directly or indirectly) by the Borrower has been validly issued, is fully paid and non-assessable (to the extent applicable) and is owned by the Borrower or a Subsidiary of the Borrower, free and clear of all Liens (other than the Lien in favor of the Secured Parties created pursuant to the Collateral Documents and nonconsensual Liens permitted by Section 8.2 (Liens, Etc.)), options, warrants, rights of conversion or purchase or any similar rights.  Neither the Borrower nor any other Loan Party is a party to, or has knowledge of, any agreement restricting the transfer or hypothecation of any Stock of any such Subsidiary, other than the Loan Documents and the Indentures.

 

(b)           Schedule 4.3(b) (Borrower Information) sets forth as of the First Amendment Effective Date the name, address of principal place of business and tax identification number of the Borrower.

 

Section 4.4          Financial Statements

 

(a)           The Consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at December 31, 2012 and the related Consolidated statements of income, retained earnings and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the Fiscal Year then ended, certified by the Borrower’s Accountants, copies of which have been furnished to each Lender, fairly present the Consolidated financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at such date and the Consolidated results of the operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the period ended on such date, all in conformity with GAAP.

 

(b)           Neither the Borrower nor any of the Borrower’s Subsidiaries has any material obligation, contingent liability or liability for taxes, long-term leases or unusual forward or long-term commitment that is not reflected in the Financial Statements referred to in clause (a) above or in the notes thereto and not otherwise permitted by this Agreement.

 

(c)           The Projections have been prepared in good faith based upon estimates and assumptions which the Borrower believes to be reasonable and fair in light of conditions and facts known to Holdings and the Borrower as of the date of delivery thereof and, as of the Closing Date, reflect the Borrower’s good faith and reasonable

 

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estimates of the future financial performance of Group Members and of the other information projected therein for the periods set forth therein.

 

Section 4.5          Material Adverse Change

 

Since December 31, 2014, there has been no Material Adverse Change and there have been no events or developments that, in the aggregate, have had a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 4.6          Solvency

 

Both before and after giving effect to (a) the Loans and Letter of Credit Obligations to be made or extended on the Closing Date or such other date as Loans and Letter of Credit Obligations requested hereunder are made or extended, (b) the disbursement of the proceeds of such Loans pursuant to the instructions of the Borrower, (c) the consummation of the other Transactions and (d) the payment and accrual of all transaction costs in connection with the foregoing, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, on a Consolidated basis, are Solvent.

 

Section 4.7          Litigation

 

Except as set forth on Schedule 4.7 (Litigation), there are no pending (or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened) actions, investigations or proceedings affecting the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries before any court, Governmental Authority or arbitrator other than those that, in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  The performance of any action by any Loan Party required or contemplated by any Loan Document is not restrained or enjoined (either temporarily, preliminarily or permanently).

 

Section 4.8          Taxes

 

(a)           All federal, state, local and foreign income and franchise and other material tax returns, reports and statements (collectively, the “Tax Returns”) required to be filed by the Borrower or any of its Tax Affiliates have been filed with the appropriate Governmental Authorities in all jurisdictions in which such Tax Returns are required to be filed, all such Tax Returns are true and correct in all material respects, and all taxes, charges and other impositions reflected therein or otherwise due and payable have been paid prior to the date on which any fine, penalty, interest, late charge or loss may be added thereto for non-payment thereof except where contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings if adequate reserves therefor have been established on the books of the Borrower or such Tax Affiliate in conformity with GAAP or where the failure to pay such taxes would not have a Material Adverse Effect.  Except as would not have a Material Adverse Effect, no Tax Return is under audit or examination by any Governmental Authority and no notice of such an audit or examination or any assertion of any claim for Taxes has been given or made by any Governmental Authority.  Proper and accurate amounts have been withheld by the Borrower and each of its Tax Affiliates from their respective employees for all periods in full and complete compliance with the tax, social security and unemployment withholding provisions of applicable

 

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Requirements of Law and such withholdings have been timely paid to the respective Governmental Authorities, except where the failure to pay such withholdings would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b)           None of the Borrower or any of its Tax Affiliates has executed or filed with the IRS or any other Governmental Authority any agreement or other document extending, or having the effect of extending, the period for the filing of any federal, state, local or foreign income or franchise or other material Tax Return or the assessment or collection of any material charges.

 

Section 4.9          Full Disclosure

 

(a)           The written information (other than the projections, estimates and information of a general economic nature or general industry nature) prepared or furnished by or on behalf of the Borrower in connection with this Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereunder, taken as a whole, including the information contained in the Disclosure Documents does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements contained therein or herein not misleading.

 

(b)           The projections and estimates prepared by or on behalf of the Borrower or any of its representatives and that have been made available to any Lender or the Administrative Agent in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby have been prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed by the Borrower to be reasonable as of the date thereof (it being understood that actual results may vary materially from the Projections), as of the date such projections and estimates were furnished to the Lenders, Citicorp or the Administrative Agent and as of the Closing Date.

 

Section 4.10       Margin Regulations

 

The Borrower is not engaged in the business of extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U of the Federal Reserve Board), and no proceeds of any Loan will be used to purchase or carry any such margin stock or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying any such margin stock in contravention of Regulation T, U or X of the Federal Reserve Board.

 

Section 4.11       No Burdensome Restrictions; No Defaults

 

(a)           None of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (i) is a party to any Contractual Obligation the compliance with one or more of which would have, in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect or the performance of which by any thereof, either unconditionally or upon the happening of an event, would result in the creation of a Lien (other than a Lien permitted under Section 8.2 (Liens, Etc.)) on the assets of any thereof or (ii) is subject to one or more charter or corporate restrictions that would, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(b)           None of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is in default under or with respect to any Contractual Obligation owed by it and, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, no other party is in default under or with respect to any Contractual Obligation owed to any Loan Party or to any Subsidiary of any Loan Party, other than, in either case, those defaults that, in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(c)           No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

 

(d)           To the knowledge of any Loan Party, there are no Requirements of Law applicable to any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party the compliance with which by such Loan Party or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, would, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 4.12       Investment Company Act

 

None of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is an “investment company” as defined in, or is required to be registered as an “investment company” under, the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

Section 4.13       Use of Proceeds

 

(a)           The proceeds of the Original Term Loans made on the Closing Date were used by the Borrower on the Closing Date solely (a) to refinance all Indebtedness and other obligations outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement (other than the Existing Letters of Credit), (b) to pay costs, fees and expenses related to the Transactions and (c) for working capital and general corporate purposes.

 

(b)           The proceeds of the Revolving Loans, the Swing Loans, the Letters of Credit and the New Incremental Loans shall be used after the Closing Date for working capital and general corporate purposes, including Proposed Acquisitions permitted under Section 8.3 (Investments); provided, that (i) on the Closing Date, the Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed to be Letters of Credit issued by Issuer under the Revolving Credit Facility; provided, further, that no New Incremental Term Loans or New Incremental Notes shall be used to make any Discounted Term Loan Prepayments or open market purchases of Loans.

 

(c)           The proceeds of the 2015 Incremental Term Loans made on the First Amendment Effective Date shall be used by the Borrower solely (a) to pay costs, fees and expenses related to the First Amendment Transactions and (b) for working capital and general corporate purposes.

 

Section 4.14       Insurance

 

Schedule 4.14 sets forth as of the First Amendment Effective Date a summary of all insurance policies maintained by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries.  All material policies of insurance of any kind or nature of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, including

 

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policies of life, fire, theft, product liability, public liability, property damage, other casualty, employee fidelity, workers’ compensation and employee health and welfare insurance, are in full force and effect and are of a nature and provide such coverage as the Borrower believes in its commercially reasonable judgment is sufficient and as is customarily carried by businesses of the size and character of such Person.

 

Section 4.15       Labor Matters

 

(a)           There are no strikes, work stoppages, slowdowns or lockouts pending or threatened against or involving the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, other than those that, in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b)           There are no unfair labor practices, grievances, complaints or arbitrations pending, or, to any Loan Party’s knowledge, threatened, against or involving the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, nor are there any arbitrations or grievances threatened involving the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, other than those that, in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(c)           Except as set forth on Schedule 4.15 (Labor Matters), as of the First Amendment Effective Date, there is no collective bargaining agreement covering any employee of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries.

 

Section 4.16       ERISA

 

(a)           Schedule 4.16 (List of Plans) identifies as of the First Amendment Effective Date all Title IV Plans and all Multiemployer Plans.

 

(b)           Each employee benefit plan of the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Subsidiaries intended to qualify under Section 401 of the Code does so qualify, and any trust created thereunder is exempt from tax under the provisions of Section 501 of the Code, except where such failures, in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(c)           Each Title IV Plan is in compliance in all material respects with applicable provisions of ERISA, the Code and other Requirements of Law except for noncompliance that, in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(d)           There has been no, nor is there reasonably expected to occur, any ERISA Event other than those that, in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(e)           Except to the extent set forth on Schedule 4.16 (List of Plans), none of the Borrower, any of the Borrower’s Subsidiaries or any ERISA Affiliate would have any Withdrawal Liability as a result of a complete withdrawal as of the Closing Date from any Multiemployer Plan, other than those that, in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 4.17       Environmental Matters

 

(a)           The operations of the Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries are in compliance with all Environmental Laws, including obtaining and complying with all required environmental, health and safety Permits, other than non-compliances that, in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b)           Except as disclosed on Schedule 4.17 (Environmental Matters), none of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any Real Property currently or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, previously owned, operated or leased by or for the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is subject to any pending or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, threatened, claim, order, agreement, notice of violation, notice of potential liability or is the subject of any pending or threatened proceeding or governmental investigation under or pursuant to Environmental Laws other than those that, in the aggregate, are not reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(c)           Except as disclosed on Schedule 4.17 (Environmental Matters), none of the Real Property owned or operated by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is a treatment, storage or disposal facility requiring a Permit under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq., the regulations thereunder or any state analog.

 

(d)           There are no facts, circumstances or conditions arising out of or relating to the operations or ownership of the Borrower or of Real Property owned, operated or leased by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that are not specifically included in the financial information furnished to the Lenders which could reasonably be expected to result in the Borrower incurring Environmental Liabilities and Costs other than those that, in the aggregate, would not have a reasonable likelihood of having a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(e)           As of the First Amendment Effective Date, no Environmental Lien has attached to any property of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, no Governmental Authority has undertaken any Remedial Action at any Real Property owned or leased by any Loan Party that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(f)            The Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries has made available to the Lenders copies of all material environmental, health or safety audits, studies, assessments, inspections, investigations or other environmental health and safety reports relating to the operations of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any Real Property of any of them that are in the possession, custody or control of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries which reveals known or potential Environmental Liabilities and Costs that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 4.18                      Intellectual Property

 

The Borrower and its Subsidiaries own or license or otherwise have the right to use all licenses, permits, patents, patent applications, trademarks, trademark applications, service marks, trade names, copyrights, copyright applications, Internet domain names, franchises, authorizations and other intellectual property rights (including all Intellectual Property) that are necessary for the operations of their respective businesses, without infringement upon or conflict with the rights of any other Person with respect thereto, including all trade names associated with any private label brands of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, except to the extent the failure to own, license or otherwise have the right to use would not have a Material Adverse Effect.  To any Loan Party’s knowledge, no license, permit, patent, patent application, trademark, trademark application, service mark, trade name, copyright, copyright application, Internet domain name, franchise, authorization, other intellectual property right (including all Intellectual Property), slogan or other advertising device, product, process, method, substance, part or component, or other material now employed, or now contemplated to be employed, by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries infringes upon or conflicts with any rights owned by any other Person, except for such infringements and conflicts which would not have a Material Adverse Effect.  No claim or litigation regarding any of the foregoing is pending or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, threatened which would have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 4.19                      Title; Real Property

 

(a)                                 Each of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries has good and marketable title to, or valid leasehold interests in, all Real Property and good title to all personal property, in each case that is purported to be owned or leased by it, including those reflected on the most recent Financial Statements delivered by the Borrower, and none of such properties and assets is subject to any Lien, except Liens permitted under Section 8.2 (Liens, Etc.).

 

(b)                                 Set forth on Schedule 4.19 (Real Property) is a complete and accurate list of all Real Property of each Loan Party and showing, as of the First Amendment Effective Date, the current street address (including, where applicable, county, state and other relevant jurisdictions), record owner and, where applicable, lessee and lessor thereof.

 

(c)                                  No Loan Party owns or holds, or is obligated under or a party to, any lease, option, right of first refusal or other contractual right to purchase, acquire, sell, assign, dispose of or lease any Mortgaged Real Property of such Loan Party.

 

(d)                                 No portion of any Real Property of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries has suffered any material damage by fire or other casualty loss that has not heretofore been substantially repaired and restored to its original condition.  Except as disclosed to the Administrative Agent, no portion of any Real Property of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries to be subject to a Mortgage in favor of the Administrative Agent

 

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is located in a special flood hazard area as designated by any federal Governmental Authority.

 

(e)                                  All Permits required to have been issued or appropriate to enable all Real Property of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to be lawfully occupied and used for all of the purposes for which they are currently occupied and used have been lawfully issued and are in full force and effect, other than those that, in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(f)                                   None of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries has received any notice, or has any knowledge, of any pending, threatened or contemplated condemnation proceeding affecting any Real Property of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any part thereof, except those that, in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 4.20                      OFAC

 

No Group Member (a) is a person whose property or interest in property is blocked or subject to blocking pursuant to Section 1 of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001 Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism (66 Fed. Reg. 49079 (2001)), (b) engages in any dealings or transactions prohibited by Section 2 of such executive order, or is, to the best knowledge of such Group Member, otherwise associated with any such person in any manner violative of Section 2, or (c) is a person on the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons or subject to the limitations or prohibitions under any other U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control regulation or executive order.

 

Section 4.21                      Patriot Act; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

 

Each Group Member is in compliance, in all material respects, with (a) the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, and each of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) and any other enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto, and (b) the Uniting And Strengthening America By Providing Appropriate Tools Required To Intercept And Obstruct Terrorism (USA Patriot Act of 2001).  No part of the proceeds of the Loans will be used by or on behalf of any Group Member, 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 United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended.

 

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ARTICLE V

 

FINANCIAL COVENANT

 

As long as any Revolving Credit Commitment remains outstanding and unless the Requisite Revolving Credit Lenders otherwise consent in writing, commencing with the Fiscal Quarter ending on June 30, 2013, the Borrower and its Subsidiaries shall maintain on the last day of each Fiscal Quarter, a Net Senior Secured Leverage Ratio of not more than 3.25 to 1.0.

 

ARTICLE VI

 

REPORTING COVENANTS

 

The Borrower agrees with the Lenders, the Issuers and the Administrative Agent to each of the following, as long as any Obligation (other than Cash Management Obligations, Obligations arising under Cash Management Documents and Hedging Contracts and contingent indemnification obligations as to which no claim is pending) or any Commitment remains outstanding and, in each case, unless the Requisite Lenders otherwise consent in writing:

 

Section 6.1                             Financial Statements

 

The Borrower shall furnish to the Administrative Agent (and the Administrative Agent will forward to or post on the Approved Electronic Platform for the Lenders) each of the following:

 

(a)                                 Quarterly Reports.  Within 45 days after the end of each of the first three Fiscal Quarters of each Fiscal Year (or, if the financial statements required by this clause (a) are required to be filed with the SEC, such other time period as specified in the SEC’s rules and regulations with respect to the Borrower for the filing of its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q), financial information regarding the Borrower and its Subsidiaries consisting of a Consolidated unaudited balance sheet as of the close of such quarter and the related statements of income and cash flow for such quarter and that portion of the Fiscal Year ending as of the close of such quarter, setting forth in comparative form the figures for the corresponding period in the prior year, in each case certified by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower as fairly presenting, in all material respects, the Consolidated financial position of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the dates indicated and the results of their operations and cash flow for the periods indicated in accordance with GAAP (subject to the absence of footnote disclosure and normal year-end audit adjustments).

 

(b)                                 Annual Reports.  Within 90 days after the end of each Fiscal Year (or, if the financial statements required by this clause (b) are required to be filed with the SEC, such other time period as specified in the SEC’s rules and regulations with respect to the Borrower for the filing of its annual reports on Form 10-K), financial information regarding the Borrower and its Subsidiaries consisting of a Consolidated balance sheet of

 

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the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the end of such year and related statements of income and cash flows of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for such Fiscal Year, all prepared in conformity with GAAP and certified, in the case of such Consolidated Financial Statements, without qualification as to the scope of the audit or as to the Borrower being a going concern other than solely with respect to, or resulting solely from an upcoming maturity date under any series of Indebtedness occurring within one year from the time such opinion is delivered by the Borrower’s Accountants, together with the report of such accounting firm stating that (i) such Financial Statements fairly present, in all material respects, the Consolidated financial position of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as at the dates indicated and the results of their operations and cash flow for the periods indicated in conformity with GAAP applied on a basis consistent with prior years (except for changes with which the Borrower’s Accountants shall concur and that shall have been disclosed in the notes to the Financial Statements) and (ii) the examination by the Borrower’s Accountants in connection with such Consolidated Financial Statements has been made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

 

(c)                                  Compliance Certificate.  Together with each delivery of any Financial Statement pursuant to clause (a) or (b) above, a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower in substantially the form of Exhibit J (Form of Compliance Certificate) (each, a “Compliance Certificate”) (i) showing in reasonable detail the calculations used in determining the Net Senior Secured Leverage Ratio (for purposes of determining the Applicable Margin) and the Net Senior Secured Leverage Ratio for purposes of demonstrating compliance with the financial covenant contained in Article V (Financial Covenant) and (ii) stating that no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or, if a Default or an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, stating the nature thereof and the action that the Borrower proposes to take with respect thereto, and if such Compliance Certificate demonstrates an Event of Default of the covenant contained in Article V (Financial Covenant), the Borrower may deliver together with such Compliance Certificate notice of its intent to cure (a “Notice of Intent to Cure”) such Event of Default pursuant to Section 9.5 (Right to Cure).

 

(d)                                 Corporate Chart and Other Collateral Updates.  Together with each delivery of any Financial Statement pursuant to clause (b) above, (i) a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower certifying that the Corporate Chart attached thereto (or the last Corporate Chart delivered pursuant to this clause (d)) is true, correct, complete and current as of the date of such Financial Statement and (ii) a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that all certificates, statements, updates and other documents (including updated schedules) required to be delivered pursuant to the Collateral Documents by any Loan Party in the preceding Fiscal Year have been delivered thereunder (or such delivery requirement was otherwise duly waived or extended).

 

(e)                                  Business Plan.  Not later than 90 days after the end of each Fiscal Year and containing substantially the types of financial information contained in the Projections, (i) the annual business plan of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries for the next

 

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succeeding Fiscal Year approved by the Board of Directors of the Borrower and (ii) forecasts prepared by management of the Borrower for each Fiscal Quarter in the next succeeding Fiscal Year, including, (x) a projected year-end Consolidated balance sheet and income statement and statement of cash flows and (y) a statement of all of the material assumptions on which such forecasts are based.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) in the event that the Borrower delivers to the Administrative Agent a quarterly report Form 10-Q for any Fiscal Quarter, as filed with the SEC, within 45 days after the end of such Fiscal Quarter, such Form 10-Q shall satisfy all requirements of clause (a) of this Section 6.1 with respect to such Fiscal Quarter to the extent that it contains the information required by such clause (a) and (ii) in the event that the Borrower delivers to the Administrative Agent an annual report on Form 10-K for any Fiscal Year, as filed with the SEC, within 90 days after the end of such Fiscal Year, such Form 10-K shall satisfy all requirements of clause (b) of this Section 6.1 with respect to such Fiscal Year to the extent that it contains the information and report and opinion required by such clause (b), in each case to the extent that information contained in such Form 10-Q or Form 10-K satisfies the requirements of clauses (a) or (b) of this Section, as the case may be.

 

Section 6.2                             Default Notices

 

(a)                                 As soon as practicable, and in any event within five Business Days after a Responsible Officer of any Loan Party has actual knowledge of the existence of any Default or Event of Default, the Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent notice specifying the nature of such Default or Event of Default, including the anticipated effect thereof, which notice, if given by telephone, shall be promptly confirmed in writing on the next Business Day (and the Administrative Agent will forward to or post on the Approved Electronic Platform for the Lenders any such written notice).

 

(b)                                 As soon as practicable after a Responsible Officer of any Loan Party has actual knowledge of the existence of any event having had a Material Adverse Effect or having any reasonable likelihood of causing or resulting in a Material Adverse Change, the Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent notice specifying the nature of such event, including the anticipated effect thereof, which notice, if given by telephone, shall be promptly confirmed in writing on the next Business Day.

 

Section 6.3                             Litigation

 

Promptly after the commencement thereof, the Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent written notice of the commencement of all actions, suits and proceedings before any domestic or foreign Governmental Authority or arbitrator affecting the Borrower or any of Subsidiary of the Borrower that (i) seeks injunctive or similar relief or (ii) in the reasonable judgment of the Borrower or such Subsidiary, expose the Borrower or such Subsidiary to liability that would be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 6.4                             SEC Filings; Press Releases

 

Promptly after the sending or filing thereof, the Borrower shall send the Administrative Agent notice (and, to the extent not publicly available on the SEC’s EDGAR database, copies) of (a) all reports and registration statements that the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries files with the SEC or any national or foreign securities exchange or the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., and (b) all other statements concerning material changes or developments in the business of such Loan Party made available by any Loan Party to the public.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower’s obligations under this Section 6.4 to provide such notice and copies to the Administrative Agent may be satisfied by posting the applicable documents (or providing a link thereto) on the Borrower’s publicly available website on the Internet at the website address designated in writing by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent from time to time.

 

Section 6.5                             Labor Relations

 

Promptly after becoming aware of the same, the Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent written notice of (a) any material labor dispute to which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is or may become a party, including any strikes, lockouts or other disputes relating to any of such Person’s plants and other facilities, and (b) any Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act or related liability incurred with respect to the closing of any plant or other facility of any such Person, in each case to the extent that such matter would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 6.6                             Tax Returns

 

Upon the reasonable request of any Lender, through the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall provide copies of all federal, state, local and foreign tax returns and reports filed by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower in respect of taxes measured by income (excluding sales, use and like taxes).

 

Section 6.7                             Insurance

 

As soon as is practicable and in any event within 90 days after the end of each Fiscal Year, the Borrower shall furnish the Administrative Agent with insurance broker’s statement outlining all material insurance coverage maintained as of the date of such report by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower and the duration of such coverage and confirming, that the Administrative Agent has been named as loss payee or additional insured, as applicable, to the extent required by Section 7.5 (Maintenance of Insurance).

 

Section 6.8                             ERISA Matters

 

The Borrower shall furnish the Administrative Agent promptly and in any event within 30 days after the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate knows or has reason to know that any ERISA Event has occurred, written notice describing such event, other than those that, in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 6.9                             Other Information

 

The Borrower shall provide the Administrative Agent or any Lender with such other information respecting the business, properties, condition, financial or otherwise, or operations of the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower as the Administrative Agent or such Lender through the Administrative Agent may from time to time reasonably request.

 

Section 6.10                      DCIP

 

The Borrower shall provide the Administrative Agent prompt notice of any determination by any Loan Party that any Digital Cinema Equipment (excluding any leasehold interests) is no longer intended in good faith to be, or reasonably expected to be, sold or contributed to a DCIP Entity under a DCIP Investment Transaction, together with a schedule listing all such equipment in reasonable detail, including, to the extent available, all serial numbers thereto and the amount, if any, of all expenditures for the acquisition of such Digital Cinema Equipment; provided, however, that if such Digital Cinema Equipment is not sold or contributed to a DCIP Entity under a DCIP Investment Transaction within 270 days of the acquisition of such Digital Cinema Equipment by a Loan Party, the Borrower shall (a) promptly provide such schedule to the Administrative Agent and (b) comply with the requirements of Section 7.11(c) (Additional Collateral and Guaranties) with respect to such Digital Cinema Equipment.

 

ARTICLE VII

 

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

 

The Borrower agrees with the Lenders, the Issuers and the Administrative Agent to each of the following, as long as any Obligation (other than Cash Management Obligations, Obligations arising under Cash Management Documents and Hedging Contracts and contingent indemnification obligations as to which no claim is pending) or any Commitment remains outstanding and, in each case, unless the Requisite Lenders otherwise consent in writing:

 

Section 7.1                             Preservation of Corporate Existence, Etc.

 

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Subsidiary of the Borrower to, preserve and maintain its legal existence, rights (charter and statutory) and franchises, except in the case of a Subsidiary of the Borrower, where the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and as otherwise permitted by Sections 8.4 (Sale of Assets) and 8.6 (Restriction on Fundamental Changes).

 

Section 7.2                             Compliance with Laws, Etc.

 

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Subsidiary of the Borrower to, comply with all applicable Requirements of Law, Contractual Obligations and Permits, except where the failure so to comply would not, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 7.3                             Conduct of Business

 

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Subsidiary of the Borrower to, use its reasonable efforts to preserve its business and the goodwill and business of the customers, advertisers, suppliers and others having business relations with the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, except in each case where the failure to comply with the above would not, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 7.4                             Payment of Taxes, Etc.

 

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Subsidiary of the Borrower to, pay and discharge before the same shall become delinquent, all material lawful governmental claims, taxes, assessments, charges and levies, except where (i) contested in good faith, by proper proceedings and adequate reserves therefor have been established on the books of the Borrower or the appropriate Subsidiary in conformity with GAAP or (ii) the failure to make a payment would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 7.5                             Maintenance of Insurance

 

The Borrower shall (a) maintain for, itself, and the Borrower shall cause to be maintained for each Subsidiary of the Borrower, insurance with responsible and reputable insurance companies or associations in such amounts and covering such risks as is usually carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in the same or similar general areas in which the Borrower or such Subsidiary operates and (b) cause all property and casualty policies relating to any Loan Party to name the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties as loss payee, and (c) cause all liability policies relating to any Loan Party to name the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties as additional insured.

 

Section 7.6                             Access

 

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Subsidiary of the Borrower to, from time to time permit any agents, representatives and independent contractors of the Administrative Agent and each Lender to visit and inspect any of its properties, to examine its corporate, financial and operating records, and make copies thereof or abstracts therefrom, and to discuss its affairs, finances and accounts with its directors, officers, and independent public accountants (subject to such independent public accountants’ customary procedures and provided the Borrower shall be entitled to participate in any discussions with the accountants upon reasonable advanced written notice to the Administrative Agent), all at the reasonable expense of the Borrower and at such reasonable times during normal business hours and as often as may be reasonably desired, upon reasonable advance notice to the Borrower and, in all cases, subject to the confidentiality provisions set forth in Section 11.18 (Confidentiality; Fiduciary Duty); provided, however, that, excluding any such visits and inspections during the continuation of an Event of Default, only the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders may exercise rights of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under this Section 7.6 and the Administrative Agent shall not exercise such rights more often than two times during any calendar year

 

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absent the existence of an Event of Default and only one such time shall be at the Borrower’s expense; provided, further, that, during an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or any of their respective representatives or independent contractors) may do any of the foregoing at the expense of the Borrower at any time during normal business hours and upon reasonable advance notice.  The Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall give the Borrower the opportunity to participate in any discussions with the Borrower’s independent public accountants.

 

Section 7.7                             Keeping of Books

 

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Subsidiary of the Borrower to keep, proper books and records in conformity with GAAP or Local GAAP, as applicable.

 

Section 7.8                             Maintenance of Properties, Etc.

 

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Subsidiary of the Borrower to, maintain and preserve (a) (i) in good working order and condition all of its properties necessary in the conduct of its business and (ii) all rights, permits, licenses, approvals and privileges (including all Permits) used or useful or necessary in the conduct of its business; provided, however, that the Borrower and its Subsidiaries may close or otherwise cease to operate theatres and remove fixtures and personalty therefrom upon the expiration or other termination of the applicable lease if the board of directors of the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, determines in good faith that the maintenance and continued operation thereof is no longer desirable in the conduct of the business of the Borrower or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, and (b) all registered patents, trademarks, trade names, copyrights and service marks used or useful or necessary in their respective businesses, except where failure to so maintain and preserve the items set forth in clauses (a) and (b) above would not, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 7.9                             Application of Proceeds

 

The Borrower (and, to the extent distributed to them by the Borrower, each Loan Party) shall use the entire amount of the proceeds of the Loans as provided in Section 4.13 (Use of Proceeds).

 

Section 7.10                      Environmental

 

The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Subsidiary of the Borrower to, comply with Environmental Laws and, without limiting the foregoing, the Borrower shall, at its sole cost and expense, upon receipt of any written notification or otherwise obtaining knowledge of any Release that has any reasonable likelihood of any of the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower incurring Environmental Liabilities and Costs, (a) conduct, or pay for consultants to conduct, reasonable tests or assessments of environmental conditions at such operations or properties, including the investigation and testing of subsurface conditions and (b) take such Remedial Action as required by Environmental Laws or as any Governmental Authority requires to address the Release and otherwise ensure compliance with Environmental Laws, in each case, except where

 

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the failure to conduct such tests or assessments, take such Remedial Action or otherwise ensure compliance would not, in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 7.11                      Additional Collateral and Guaranties

 

(a)                                 Upon the formation or acquisition of any new direct or indirect Subsidiary by any Loan Party or the designation in accordance with Section 7.13 (Designation of Unrestricted Subsidiaries) of any existing direct or indirect Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Subsidiary or any Subsidiary guaranteeing any Indebtedness of any Domestic Loan Party, the Borrower shall, in each case, at the Borrower’s expense, within thirty (30) days (unless such longer period is specifically set forth below), after such formation, acquisition, designation or guarantee (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion):

 

(i)                                     within forty-five (45) days after such formation or acquisition (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion), cause each such Subsidiary that is (x) a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary that is a Material Domestic Subsidiary, (y) a non-Wholly-Owned Subsidiary that is a Domestic Subsidiary that has guaranteed the Indebtedness of any Loan Party or (z) a Foreign Subsidiary that has guaranteed the Indebtedness of any Domestic Loan Party, to duly execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a guaranty or guaranty supplement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, guaranteeing the Obligations of the Borrower; provided, that no such Subsidiary acquired in a Proposed Acquisition permitted hereunder shall be required to become a Guarantor to the extent that restrictions in any existing documents or instruments (not created in contemplation of such acquisition) evidencing Indebtedness would prevent such Subsidiary from becoming a Guarantor; provided, further, that any refinancing of such Indebtedness shall not contain such restrictions and such Subsidiary shall promptly become a Guarantor following any such refinancing or repayment of such Indebtedness; provided, further, that notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any Subsidiary acquired after the Closing Date, if the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent in writing within forty-five (45) days after such formation or acquisition (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion), that it intends to merge such Subsidiary into a Loan Party, the Borrower shall have an additional forty-five (45) days (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion), to effectuate such merger; provided, however, that if such Subsidiary is not merged with such Loan Party within such time period, the Borro